Miners accused of stealing ATV on $200,000 bail

first_imgTwo miners, who are accused of ambushing a man on a trail and stealing his All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), were on Monday charged and released on bail when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The miners, thirty-one-year-old Mark Smith of Lot 132 Nelson Street Mocha, East Bank Demerara, and Robin Patrick, 20, of Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the charge when it was read to them.The charge stated that on December 9, 2019, at Essequibo District, while armed with a piece of wood and cutlasses, they robbed Claudio DaSilva of one ATV motorcycle valued at $3.5 million.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield informed the court that on December 9, the Virtual Complainant was on his bike heading to his mining camp when he was forced to slow down on the trail.The court heard that the two accused, who were hiding in a clump of bushes, ambushed the VC, and dealt him several lashes about his body before taking his bike. The men then made good their escape and the matter was reported to the Mahdia Police Station, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). Following an investigation, the two accused were arrested.In court on Monday, the prosecutor said that the duo was positively identified by the VC during an identification parade. He did not object to bail being granted but asked for it to be substantial. The men were each released on $200,000 bail. As a condition for bail, they have to report to the Mahdia Police Station once per week until the hearing and determination of the case. The case will continue on January 14, 2020.last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Wins Summit League Tournament Championship

first_img 2. Ben Clark/Finley Hall (DU) def. Chad Kissell/Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-1 Junior Vinny Gillespie put Drake up 2-0 as he rolled past Kweisi Kenyatte, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Hands won in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 advantage. 1. Kweisi Kenyatte/Garrett Gardner (VALPO) vs. Barny Thorold/Vinny Gillespie (DU) no result The Bulldogs will find out their NCAA Tournament destination on Tuesday, May 1 when the 64-team field is revealed on NCAA.com at 4:30 p.m. 2. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) 6-2, 6-0 1. Chad Kissell (VALPO) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3, 6-1 Drake 18-13 Drake 4, Valparaiso 1Apr 28, 2018  3. Tom Hands (DU) def. Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-3, 6-1 Valparaiso 9-11 Hall overcame a set deficit to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 and clinch the Bulldogs’ Summit League Tournament title.  Print Friendly Version 6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Daniel Langston (VALPO) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 DENVER, Colo. – The Drake University men’s tennis team secured its 11th berth to the NCAA Tournament Saturday as the Bulldogs beat Valparaiso, 4-1, in the Summit League Championship match to earn the Summit League’s automatic bid.The Bulldogs gained an early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Ben Clark and Finley Hall cruised past Chad Kissel and Brandon Ancona, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while Ben Wood and Tom Hands secured the point with a 6-2 win at No. 3. Singles competition 4. Gabriel Carvajal (VALPO) vs. Ben Wood (DU) no result 3. Ben Wood/Tom Hands (DU) def. Daniel Langston/Brian Pecyna (VALPO) 6-2 Match Notes Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,1,6) 5. Garrett Gardner (VALPO) vs. Ben Clark (DU) no result The Crusaders got on the board with a win at No. 1.last_img read more

Academic Freedom Applied Unequally

first_imgIn the June ICR Impact article, Dr. Jerry Bergman tells a tale of two professors.  One, a philosophy professor, has full academic freedom to dismantle the religious faith of his students (one of his converts was Michael Shermer, now editor of Skeptic Magazine).  The other, a Christian anatomy professor, was forbidden by the courts to even allude to anything of his beliefs, even with disclaimers, lest it “engender anxiety” in his students.Anybody who thinks universities stand for academic freedom, or who thinks people of faith are the biased ones, or who has a naive interpretation of “separation of church and state,” should read this shocking article.  It describes viewpoint discrimination contrary to the law, and shows how one religious position (atheism) is given preferential treatment while another (Christian faith) is suppressed to extreme and absurd lengths.    This article should be required reading for pastors and youth ministers.  Thomas Jefferson, the supposed author of the doctrine of “separation of church and state,” would be appalled; this condition of tyranny would be cause enough to start another American revolution.  Any skeptic reading this should similarly be appalled that atheism, to survive, has to be shielded from other viewpoints in what used to be the “open marketplace of ideas.”Students: Is this the situation on your campus?  Write in if you have a story to tell.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

NSWTA Junior Regional Championships Results

first_imgCongratulations to the winners of the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Junior Regional Championships held at Jubilee Park in Wagga Wagga on the weekend. 14’s BoysHunter Western Hornets 3 defeated Sydney Scorpions 214’s GirlsSydney Scorpions 2 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 116’s BoysSydney Scorpions 6 defeated Sydney Rebels 216’s GirlsSydney Scorpions 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 018’s BoysSydney Rebels 6 defeated Sydney Mets 518’s GirlsHunter Western Hornets 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions 4To view some photos from the weekend, please visit the NSWTA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/nswtouch. Related LinksJunior Regionalslast_img

Rebels win fourth consecutive NTL mixed open title

first_imgBy BEN HARRISMixed open:Sydney Rebels 5 def Brisbane City Cobras 4.Good people and a strong bond between those people were the reasons Sydney Rebels have won the last four mixed open titles at the X-Blades National Touch League.The Rebels defeated Brisbane City Cobras 5-4 in a heart-racing final at Coffs Harbour. It was a replay of last year’s decider in which the Rebels won 9-8.This year’s score wasn’t as big as 2013 but it was as exciting.Rebels’ co-captain Christian Frost said, despite the team’s average age of 32, they were still playing top quality touch football.“Good people, absolutely good people,” Frost said about the key to the Rebels’ success over the last four years.“They have self-respect, they work hard and they have a great attitude. Everybody just wants to be with each other, they love each other.”The Rebels scored first through Daniel Rushworth in the fifth minute and it wasn’t for another eight minutes before the Sydney scored their second thanks to Jeremy Locke.Locke’s touchdown opened up the floodgates as three more touchdowns were scored in the final few minutes of the first half with the Rebels leading 4-1 at the break.Both teams exchanged touchdowns before the Cobras scored twice more to be behind by one.For the last 10 minutes, it was a nail-biting affair as neither team gave an inch.Cobras’ wing Kate Barker had a chance to level the score but couldn’t grasp Ryan Jacks’ pass.The Rebels were able to hold on for the win, which gave them their 38th consecutive NTL win and their sixth mixed open title.“Brisbane lifted the tempo from last year, they are a great opponent,” Frost said.The players of the match were Gareth Young (Rebels) and Candice Ashley (Cobras). Touchdowns: Rebels 5 (Daniel Rushworth, Jeremy Locke, Emma Hamilton, Manu Wakely, Sophie Connelly); Cobras 4 (David Sen 2, Arepa Ohia, Kate Barker).Mixed open final timeline:5th minute Rebels 1-0 Cobras – Daniel Rushworth touchdown.13th minute Rebels 2-0 – Jeremy Locke touchdown.14th minute Rebels 2-1 – David Sen touchdown.15th minute Rebels 3-1 – Emma Hamilton touchdown.20th minute Rebels 4-1 – Manu Wakely touchdown.Half-time – Rebels 4-1.22nd minute Rebels 4-2 – David Sen touchdown. 26th minute Rebels 5-2 – Sophie Connelly touchdown.27th minute Rebels 5-3 – Arepa Ohia touchdown.30th minute Rebels 5-4 – Kate Barker touchdown. You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMixed open finallast_img read more

10 months agoMarcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standards

first_imgMarcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standardsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino launched a furious attack on Michy Batshuayi after their Copa del Rey defeat to Sporting Gijon.Marcelino blasted the on-loan Chelsea striker in an amazing personal attack.”I think we have to bring players in for up front. It is clear that patience in some cases has already run out. In the first minute we could have put ourselves ahead. It’s the clearest chance I’ve seen in six months of competition and we did not even shoot at the goal, this is not like a player from the Primera nor Valencia,” the coach fumed in reference to Batshuayi, who was hauled off at halftime.He added that “I do not make the changes to point to anyone. I make the changes depending on the performance I see. Of the effort, of the intention, of what I see. I try to be fair and from there I modify.”Interestingly, on-loan Derby striker Nick Blackman featured for victors Sporting Gijon. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Georgia TE Ben Watson Wore Alabama Gear To Pay Off A Bet With Mark Ingram

first_imgA New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)While we’ve got a new set of college football games coming up this Saturday, we’ve apparently still got some former players paying off bets from last week’s slate. Friday, former Georgia tight end Benjamin Watson, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, was forced to wear Alabama gear to pay off a bet with former Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram, now his teammate.Alabama blasted Georgia last Saturday – so the wager is pretty obvious here.No, I’m not confused…but I had to pay my debt to @MarkIngram22. That hoodie didn’t touch my skin tho #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/kr4hpLhmZj— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) October 9, 2015While it may be painful for Georgia fans to see, at least he’s a man of his word.last_img read more

Griffin Poetry Prize to be awarded to Canadian and international poets in

first_img— British poet Alice Oswald for “Falling Awake” (Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton & Company) Advertisement Saskatchewan-raised, Ottawa-based poet Sandra Ridley was recognized for “Silvija” (BookThug). Indigenous poet Jordan Abel is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Thursday, May 25, 2017. One of the most lucrative prizes in poetry will be handed out at a gala event in Toronto tonight. A long poem about racism and the representation of indigenous peoples from Nisga’a writer Abel is among the three Canadian titles shortlisted for the award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A long poem about racism and the representation of indigenous peoples from Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel is among the three Canadian titles shortlisted for the award. Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — One of the most lucrative prizes in poetry will be handed out at a gala event in Toronto tonight. Rounding out the Canadian short list is “Violet Energy Ingots” by Toronto-based Hoa Nguyen (Wave Books). Born in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, Nguyen is a permanent Canadian resident who teaches at Ryerson University. The international short list includes: The Griffin Trust was founded in 2000 by chairman Scott Griffin, along with trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, David Young and Robin Robertson. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img The Griffin Poetry Prize will award $65,000 each to two winners — one Canadian and one international. — “In Praise of Defeat” by Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laabi, translated from French by Donald Nicholson-Smith (Archipelago Books) Judges Sue Goyette, Joan Naviyuk Kane and George Szirtes each read 617 books of poetry from 39 countries, including 23 translations. Login/Register With: The Griffin is billed as the world’s largest prize for a first-edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English.BY LAUREN LA ROSE — British poet and philosopher Denise Riley for “Say Something Back” (Picador) The Vancouver poet, who resides in Castlegar, B.C., made the list of seven overall Griffin finalists for “Injun” (Talonbooks). — American writer Jane Mead for “World of Made and Unmade” (Alice James Books) Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Council declared the Condill lots as surplus

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the recent Regular City Council Meeting, a Request for Decision was made to Council in order to continue to the final stage of the Condill project, making the land available for redevelopment.At the time the Report was being read, Councillor Trevor Bolin removed himself from the Chambers due to conflict of interest as City staff were seeking the land to be designated as surplus and ask Council to approve securing a listing real estate agent.The revitalization to the Downtown core is a key strategic objective to the Citizens of Fort St. John. With the purchase and demolition of the Condill Hotel, this was a marker that the City recognizes as the start of a transformation to this area. The final stage of the project is to make the land available for redevelopment which is subject to the vision defined in the Official Community Plan (OCP). Development on these lots will follow the OCP and zoning bylaws to create the vision for downtown.To read more about the Request; CLICK HERE To read more about the Condill; CLICK HERElast_img read more

A new paradigm of Sarkar

first_imgThe electoral process has begun in India to constitute the next Lok Sabha. In this context, a controversial film in Tamil draws the Election Commission’s attention. Sarkar (Government) is a Tamil movie acted by Vijay a popular, young and leading actor in Tamil Nadu and directed by Murugadoss. It was released on the day of Deepavali. Within a few days of its release, one of the ministers of the AIADMK government criticised that the film showed AIADMK and its leaders in a bad light and demanded the removal of those scenes. Cadres of AIADMK organised protest meetings in front of the cinema houses all over Tamil Nadu. Within a few days, the objectionable scenes as indicated by the AIADMK government were removed. The controversy and agitations created curiosity among the ordinary viewers and consequently, the film gained much popularity. If viewed with a sensible perspective, people will come to a conclusion that it is an effective film to be screened in every village, every street and municipalities to create awareness among the voters about the significance of the ballot paper and how it could be used for the benefit of people. This film can be recommended by the Election Commission of India to be screened all over the country in different languages. Apart from the importance of the ballot paper, it throws light on how the centralised system of party control has to be replaced with an alternative system of decentralised people-centric evolutionary politics to bring accountability on the part of elected representatives. Also Read – A special kind of bondFurther, how valuable citizens have been reduced as voters by the political parties, as beneficiaries by the government, as petitioners by the bureaucracy, and as customers and consumers by the market has been emotionally explained in this film. People are the primary agents to bringing transformation in society and politics but in reality, they are the most disrespected individuals in the society by the political and bureaucratic class of India. The film has brought to light the decentralised model of politics to cleanse the corrupt government, administration, and politics. This has been suggested by the Gorwal Committee at the dawn of independence in the Indian National Congress to search for talented committed social workers for the party to contest in the general election on behalf of the party. In this film, it has been portrayed that best service-minded social workers can be involved in politics from different fields and nominated to contest the election, through which diverse professionals could be inducted into the policy-making system. Also Read – Insider threat managementThere is yet another message powerfully conveyed to the people that raising questions is the hallmark of democracy. In our democracy, questioning is totally prohibited in the name of discipline in all democratic institutions. In this film, it has been highlighted that without raising questions, equality cannot be achieved and democracy will not mature. All these messages have been communicated through the actor Vijay through the powerful dialogues in this film. In the electoral process of a democracy, if a party gets a huge majority by weakening the opposition party in terms of its strength, it is not a victory for democracy. This aspect has been convincingly scripted and communicated through the powerful dialogues in the movie. It is a political movie with hard ideas communicated in a simple way. It is a highly educative movie. The dialogues scripted for the film criticised both the Dravidian parties and not only AIADMK. Then why the AIADMK ministers alone have raised objections and demanded the removal of a few scenes in the movie. They assumed that it is a movie which completely criticises AIADMK. In reality, it is not so. The film outrightly condemned both the parties as they are involved in practising cash for votes and delivering freebies. The film argues for an alternative paradigm to the existing political party framework of politics. Deeper democratic values are highlighted in a simple way to the public. Since Sun Pictures was involved in the production, DMK kept quiet. Of all the fan clubs, Vijay fan club has got a higher number of young people. He has a huge following. He takes a different line, unlike Kamal and Rajinikanth. He took an open stand against the Central government and the state government. When GST was welcomed by all cinema actors, he was the only person who opposed it. Kamal and Rajini both are old compared to him. Yet, he indicates that he will enter into politics. This creates fear among political parties. Whenever Vijay produces films of this sort, it is opposed by political parties sparking curiosity among the people and subsequently, a huge advertisement is given free of cost. This film also had the same fate but it succeeded by earning more than their expectation. This movie has to be recommended by the Election Commission to be screened all over the country in the respective regional languages for the benefit of the public. The Election Commission has repeatedly made it clear that it faces the problem of cash for votes in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. In this context, this film is a good example to create awareness among the people about the value of votes. The entire team has to be appreciated. It is an excellent movie to create electoral awareness among people. It outrightly attacks all unethical electoral practices. It is one of the best political movies produced in the recent past in Tamil. (The author is a former Professor and Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj Studies, Gandhigram Rural Institute. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more