Pomeroon man charged for killing drinking buddy

first_imgA drinking spree which turned deadly landed a 37-year-old man before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday slapped with the capital offence of murder. The charge against Dexroy Garraway known as “Bam-Bam” stated that on May 22, 2019, at Takutu Landing, Puruni Road, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), he murdered Eric Nurse called “Black boy”.Dexroy GarrawayGarraway of Lower Enterprise Pomeroon was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the court on Tuesday that on May 22, 2019, Garraway was consuming alcohol at a shop in the company of Nurse when the accused went into a room that was occupied by a female. According to the prosecutor, the woman raised an alarm and shouted for help and Nurse ran to her rescue.The prosecution is contending that Nurse approached Garraway and dragged him out of the room when a scuffle ensued. A short while after, the woman exited the room and saw Nurse lying face down, with injuries to his body. The man was picked up and rushed to a nearby medical centre but was pronounced dead on arrival.Garraway was subsequently arrested and questioned, during which he allegedly confessed to stabbing Nurse eight times. The court further heard that the accused was recently released from prison after serving two years for a wounding offence. Garraway was remanded to prison and the case will continue at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on June 5, 2019.last_img read more

Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club slated to host Emancipation meet

first_imgThe Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club is gearing up to host its annual Emancipation race meet. The event, which will go down at its Bush Lot, Corentyne track, is slated for Sunday, July 29, 2018.The races will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority, and entries for those races will be closed on Sunday, July 22. In the event that there are fewer than five horses entered for any event, the Club reserves the right to cancel or reframe the said event or reduce the prize money after consulting with the horses’ owners. Additionally, owners of horses must pay at least $5000 for each horse at the point of entry. If not paid, the horse’s name would not appear on the official programme and the horse would not be permitted to run.Other racing conditions include: 1. Five horses must start before a third prize is paid; 2. Seven horses must start before a fourth prize is paid; 3. If only four horses start, the prize money will be reduced by 25 per cent and if only three horses start, the prize money will be reduced by 40 per cent.Persons interested in entering their horses can contact Niketa Ross (662-4668); Isaac Dallo (325-3274, 689-0629); Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316); Justice Kennard (623-7609); Fazal Habibulla (657-7010); Dennis Deroop (640-6396) or Campton Sancho (602-1567).last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Two individuals filed nomination papers Thursday in the recall election of Councilman Jeff Siccama, the City Clerk’s Office announced. Leo Rodriguez and Mary Anne Saucedo’s papers have been submitted to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office for verification, said Debbie Kosareff, Montebello deputy city clerk. Rodriguez is running in the Nov. 6 council election, and Saucedo is a former council member. The recall election is set for Dec. 18. It’s the first in the city since 1932, according to city officials. Siccama was targeted by the public action group Montebello Citizens for Honest Government in a petition drive last April in response to efforts to explore the county taking over the city’s fire services. On Aug. 22, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office verified 5,028 signatures of registered voters of the 6,717 total signatures filed. At least 4,713 verified signatures were required to trigger a recall election. “I support the right of the voters and the democratic process,” Siccama, 46, said in a prepared statement after the election was announced. “I do not question the validity of the signatures themselves, but I believe the voters were misled.” The City Clerk’s Office is expecting to get verification from the county by Tuesday. Conservancy to mark 20th year WHITTIER – The Whittier Conservancy is celebrating its 20th anniversary at 6 p.m. today at the historic home of Mary Sullens, 6235 Bright Ave. Members of the conservancy, founded in the aftermath of the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake, will reminisce and celebrate 20 years as a force in preserving the historic charm and character of the community with “its historic buildings, tree-lined streets and pristine undeveloped hillsides.” The night’s festivities include citing examples of historic preservation and community enhancement projects and giving recognition to the people behind them. Admission at $25 per person includes a dinner catered by Crepes and Grapes Restaurant. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds will help with the conservancy’s annual operating costs. Gardens at Whittier sets Oktoberfest WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier, 8101 S. Painter Ave., is hosting an Oktoberfest event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include plenty of food. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Tater. For more information and reservations, call (562) 698-0696, or go to www.emeritus.com. Weekly movie showings to begin LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., welcomes families to its At the Movies program at 1 p.m. every Saturday, starting today. Today’s movie is “The Haunted Mansion.” Free popcorn and punch will be served. You are advised to come early to get a good seat. The entire schedule is: “Everyone’s Hero” (Oct. 13), “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie” (Oct. 20) and “Monster House” (Oct. 27). The movies are sponsored by Movie Express, 15775 Imperial Highway. For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit the Web at www.cityoflamirada.org. Chamber plans network luncheon PICO RIVERA – The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a network luncheon at noon Tuesday at Casa Gamino, 9060 Slauson Ave. The event, sponsored by Banco Popular, will include lunch, an opportunity to meet new people and promote your business and a presentation by guest speaker Monica Contreras of Banco Popular. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. There will also be a members-only cash drawing. The winner must be present. For more information, call (562) 949-2473. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Can Stoke break into the Premier League’s top four?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman begins by discussing claims Stoke could be unlikely top four contenders, revealing the Potters are 50/1 to snatch a Champions League qualification spot.He also looks ahead to this weekend’s big racing action and the remaining Ashes Test, stating England are the 11/8 favourites to win at The Oval and secure a 4-1 victory over Australia [6/4].Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

DONEGAL PLAYERS OFF TO BOSTON FOR ALL-STAR TRIP

first_imgNeil McGee was in Australia last weekend, now he’s off to Boston for the All-Star tour.Donegal’s 2014 All-Star winners have jetted off to Boston this morning for the annual GAA/GPA All-Stars tour.Paul Durcan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher, Michael Murphy and Ryan McHugh have headed stateside for the trip.Patrick McBrearty is also included in the travelling party although he never won an All-Star. Neil McGee and Michael Murphy have only just returned from Australia after playing for Ireland in the International Rules Series last weekend.Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness is unable to attend the tour due to his work commitments at Celtic FC.Celtic host Salzburg tonight in a crucial Europa League clash at Celtic Park.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher is currently putting club players through their paces as he seeks to recruit a number of them for his squad for the forthcoming 2015 season. For now the Donegal players heading for Boston can enjoy the trip before the hard training starts in the New Year.  DONEGAL PLAYERS OFF TO BOSTON FOR ALL-STAR TRIP was last modified: November 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All-Star TourbostonGAAMichael MurphyNeil Gallagherneil mcgeenewsPaul DurcanRyan McHughSportlast_img read more

SOCCER LEGEND PADDY GETS FREEDOM OF DONEGAL

first_imgFORMER Celtic and Man United great Paddy Crerand has spoken of how humbled he was to be given the Freedom of Donegal.Members of his extended family were in the council chamber on Friday as Mayor Frank McBrearty presented the honour.Pat Crerand was born to Irish immigrants in the Gorbals area of Glasgow on 19 February 1939. His father was Michael Crerand from Newtownstewart, County Tyrone and his mother was Sarah ‘Tim’ Boyle from Gaoth Dobhair, where he spent much of his childhood. He married Noreen Ferry, a Scottish girl also of Irish descent, in 1963. They have three children, Patrick, Lorraine and Danny. He also has eight grandchildren.After six years at Celtic (120 appearances, 5 goals), he signed for Manchester United on 6 February 1963, and went on to win league and European honours.The Mayor, elected members and staff of the Council will be joined by Mr. Crerand, his family and invited guests at this special event which will recognise his connection to Donegal as well as all the wonderful achievements both on and off the field throughout the years.Said Mayor McBrearty: “It was a huge honour for me personally and for the council representing the people of Donegal to honour a true sporting legend. “In the year of the Irish Gathering and valuing our Donegal diaspora it is an honour for us to recognise those overseas with a connection to Donegal and how their connection has shaped their lives and achievements.“Paddy is an absolute gentleman who has never forgotten his Donegal roots and his family were so proud of him.” SOCCER LEGEND PADDY GETS FREEDOM OF DONEGAL was last modified: June 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOCCER LEGEND PADDY GETS FREEDOM OF DONEGALlast_img read more

Herder Named MVC Singles Player of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second straight week, a Bulldog was named Missouri Valley Women’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week as senior Tess Herder received the honor Tuesday, Feb. 6. Herder and the rest of the Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Friday as they host Milwaukee at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version Herder helped lead Drake to wins over Omaha and North Dakota and improve to 5-0 on the season. She led the way over the Mavericks as she blanked Savanna Crowell 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Herder then put together another impressive performance by beating UND’s Isa Sullivan, 6-2, 6-1.Last week, Herder was named MVC Doubles Team of the Week with Liza Petushkova.last_img

Google self-driving project set to graduate from X Labs

first_imgDavid Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Google’s self-driving project may graduate from X Labs, the company’s moonshot incubator, in a few months, according to project leader and ex-Hyundai CEO John Krafcik.Speaking at the Nikkei Innovation Forum in Palo Alto two months ago, Krafcik said that the project will become its own division inside Alphabet, Google’s holding company, and would greatly expand its staff and physical size.See Also: What’s happening with Google’s self-driving car project?The self-driving project has already started hiring its own executives, according to ReCode, including chief legal officer Kevin Vosen. The team is on the hunt for a “head of real estate”, who would be responsible for finding the right testing grounds for autonomous vehicles.Google has made do with state or city partnerships to test self-driving cars, but as the self-driving project gets bigger it may start to look for more private land to test the autonomous cars in a variety of tricky situations.As self-driving starts to enter onto the public roads, Google, Apple, and other operators need private land to test uncommon situations, to ensure their system is capable of avoiding accidents. The American Center for Mobility, backed by the state of Michigan, recently purchased 311 acres of land, which will become a faux town for self-driving projects.Google car project too quiet?Google has been under a lot of pressure to make its self-driving project more prominent, as competitors like Tesla and Uber roll out self-driving features to the public. The company has still not revealed its plan for commercializing the project.Waze, the traffic and navigation app that Google bought in 2013, recently launched a ride-sharing program for users. Some have speculated that this may be Google route into the self-driving market, swapping ride-sharing for autonomous ride-hailing in the near future.If that is how Google plans to enter the market, it will still require someone to build the hardware for the self-driving system and customers to move from Uber, Lyft, and Didi. That puts the division-to-be behind Tesla and Uber, who have at least one of the requirements. Tags:#Alphabet#autonomous cars#Didi#driverless cars#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Lyft#Self-Driving#Uber#X Labs center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

BJP down but not out in western Uttar Pradesh

first_imgLisar village, on the border of Shamli and Muzaffarnagar, earned notoriety as the epicentre of the 2013 riots that engulfed western Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane belt. A rural community, torn asunder by the violence, has still not recovered. There remains just one Muslim family, the rest having left in the 2013 exodus.The electoral choices of the village underwent a shift in the recent Kairana bypoll, with Jats voting for the Rashtriya Lok Dal in large numbers. There are complaints galore vis-a-vis the BJP, which emerged as their party of choice in 2013.Sugar mills, Jat farmers say, have paid their dues only till December 2017. “We have to be paid outstanding dues till April and even May. The BJP promised that it would get our dues cleared within two weeks but little happened,” says Veer Singh, brooding over the hukkah. He adds that many youth still have riot cases pending against them, and the BJP has done little to help.The complaints multiply as more people join the discussion — one topic being that Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit Singh was made to vacate his bungalow in Delhi.Jats here have high hopes from the grand alliance shaping up, but agree that the BJP would win without it.Talk about the riot and the Jats are either in denial or exude a martial pride. The responses vary from claims that Muslims set their own houses afire for compensation to the assertion that Jats cannot be defeated in combat. “Jats can fight them on their own strength any day. They don’t need the BJP for that,” says an ageing Veer Singh at his large house.However, the Jat-dominated Titoly village, at a distance from the epicentre, is mixed in its political choices. “The Jats have just taught a lesson to the BJP. A package has already been announced. But many will vote again for the BJP in 2019,” says Satender, a Jat farmer.His son, who just trained in Delhi to write the Civil Services exam, says: “The Hindu-Muslim polarisation is here to stay. It deepened in 2013, with the SP government provoking the Jats by backing Muslims.”Virender Singh, an old Jat farmer, says it is too early to predict what will happen in 2019. “If the alliance stays, the BJP may lose by a narrow margin, but if even one party walks out of the grand alliance, the BJP will surely win here.”OBC inroadsApart from the upper castes — Brahmins, Thakurs and Baniyas — who are strongly with the BJP here, the party has made deep inroads among the most backward castes. The Kashyap settlement on the outskirts of Lisar shows that this most backward caste is strongly aligned with the BJP.“There has been no Prime Minister like Narendra Modi. If he returns in 2019, we will have Ram Rajya,” says an old, frail man who belongs to the caste. Asked if his life has changed for the better under the BJP, he says, “We are poor labourers and our condition can never change, but Modi is making the country proud all over the world.”What does Ram Rajya mean for him? “Law and order is much better under the BJP and goons have been reined in. Is this not Ram Rajya,” asks the man who refuses to reveal his name.The group of Kashyap caste members — with lands ranging from a measly one to three bighas, even as five bighas form an acre here — assert that they are “proud Hindus” and will vote for the BJP again.“Mandalisation whetted the appetite of smaller, backward castes for representation, but the SP and the BSP were more identified with the Yadavs and Jatavs. The RSS and the BJP have reached out to many smaller OBCs and this has worked for them,” Allahabad-based academic Badri Narayan told The Hindu over phone. With the BJP not fielding Muslims, it also has more seats to offer to the most backward sections without reducing the share of the upper castes.Dalit woesHowever, the BJP faces brewing Dalit discontent in the region. Ashok, a small shopkeeper in Lisar’s Harijan settlement — the caste engaged in leather work in U.P. calls itself Harijan in rural areas — says the Saharanpur incident and the jailing of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad rankle the Harijans.Asked why he thought the Bhim Army was targeted, he lowers his voice and says: “They fought the Thakurs. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also a Thakur. Caste decides these things here.”A grand alliance can possibly make Muslims, Dalits and a chunk of Jats vote together in 2019. But the BJP — powered by community polarisation, upper caste goodwill and strong support from smaller OBCs — is still no pushover here.last_img read more

No Federal Funding For Adani Coal Mine, Says Australian Leader

first_imgThe Adani Group seems to be heading towards new trouble Down Under, with the Australian government saying on Feb.4 that it would not fund the rail link project that would connect the Carmichael coal mine to the port.Adani had asked for a $900 million concessional loan for the rail link project. The recent announcement by Karen Andrews, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, would be a nail in the coffin to the $16.5 billion worth Adani project if it cannot get a private financer.Andrews said that “all the approvals are already in place for the Adani mine” and whether the project can go ahead now is “just a financing issue” for the company.“Let’s be clear, though, given the position that the Labor state government took to the last election and their election, there won’t be financing from the federal government,” Andrews was quoted as saying by Sky News Australia.She confirmed the lack of federal financing, given the Labour government’s position on the mine during state election last year, by saying: “No it won’t be proceeding. For there to be money available from the Naif (Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility), that would require the support from the Queensland Labor government.”The Labour government before its re-election last year had promised to veto Adani Group’s application for a loan from the Naif.However, Andrews added that she would like to see the mine go ahead as it is “very important for jobs and employment” in northern Australia.Group chairman Gautam Adani on Feb. 3 said in a 30-minute speech at SRCC business conclave: “Our project has faced intense resistance abetted by some international NGOs and competitors who have turned to vicious personal attacks and used the press to their advantage.”Labor leader Bill Shorten considered stopping the project last week and then on Feb. 2 threatened the mine’s license. His rhetoric was seen as a bid to boost the party’s environmental credentials for the Batman byelection. The byelection is for the seat of Batman, named after John Batman, one of the founders of Melbourne. With David Feeney of Labour Party announcing his resignation on Feb. 1, the byelections are due to take place in March 2018.Federal Labor, which isn’t going to provide a public subsidy or loan to the Adani mine, is now looking at further measures to block it. A number of banks, including Deutsche Bank AG, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and two Chinese state banks have refused to fund it as well.Adani Group’s Carmichael project, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs in Australia, has been vehemently opposed by environmentalists and indigenous groups, who say the project will cut into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.The Adani Group entered Australia five years ago in 2010 after buying the greenfield Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland, and the Abbot Point port near Bowen in the north. Related ItemsAdaniAustraliaQueenslandlast_img read more