Thieves hit another Diamond home

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first_imgPolice are currently probing an incident which occurred at Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where another home was broken into and valuables taken. The home of Chandra Doobay was broken into for the second by thieves. The breakage was only discovered recently by the caretaker, who went over to check on the building.According to the caretaker, the house was broken into less than two years ago.She said the estimated loss in valuables amount to some $400,000 and include a television, DVD players, among other items. The caretaker told this publication it would appear the intruders wore gloves during the raid since, although the place was heavily ransacked, police could not find any fingerprint.Doobay’s home was first broken into in December, 2014.However, during that time the victim, who lives alone, was at home. She reportedly lost close to $1 million in cash and valuables, including all of her Jewellery.Police are investigating.last_img read more

Thieves hit GPSU head office

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first_imgThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has reported that on several occasions this month, thieves have raided their headquarters located at Shiv Chanderpaul Drive and Regent Road, Georgetown.GPSU Headquarters at Shiv Chanderpaul Drive and Regent Road, GeorgetownAt a press conference on Monday, GPSU president, Patrick Yarde, said the robberies began on July 16, when a significant amount of cash was stolen from the accounts department.He noted that, the previous Friday, an undisclosed sum of cash had been withdrawn from a city bank to be used to reimburse workers for travel purposes among other things, since the GPSU had been expected to host an executive meeting with members from all parts of the country.Following discovery of the missing cash, the Police were called in.The Union’s troubles did not end there, however, as thieves again entered the Union’s office and carted off a flat screen Sony television.“The security (rank) that left at seven (19:00hrs) indicated that he (had) left the television downstairs and he (had) handed it over to the other security, but when he came back, the security was missing and the television downstairs was missing,” Yarde informed.Police were again summoned on Monday morning, as yet another robbery had occurred. This time, the thieves carted off another Sony television and documents.Yarde said the thieves had again attempted to open the Union’s safe, as well as gain access to other offices. Damaged door edges shown to the media substantiated the GPSU story.Yarde said he believes the criminals have inside information. “To get to my office, you have got to go through three doors; and it is amazing how precise the things people are going for. How could somebody go to a cabinet… As a matter of fact, we are even looking to see what inside information may prevail…”The union’s president noted that after the first incident, there had been no upgrade to the GPSU security systems, although surveillance cameras were purchased. The cameras, he said, will soon be installed.last_img read more

Ross H. MacLean Flyers to open season tomorrow afternoon

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first_imgThe game is the first of a three game homestand for the team to begin the season. According to the PWNHL website the team is scheduled to play against the Whitecourt Wolverines in games on October 17 and 18.The Flyers first game on the road this season will come on October 25 as they battle the Big Lakes Thunder.- Advertisement –last_img

‘Pomp and Circumstance’ season in SCV

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first_imgSANTA CLARITA – A record number of seniors will be graduating in ceremonies running June 4-8 across the Santa Clarita Valley, Hart Union High School District officials said. The district currently lists 3,380 seniors this school year, compared with 3,060 seniors at the same time last year. Junior high eighth-grade promotion ceremonies are scheduled for June 6 and June 7. Many of the junior high schools schedule multiple graduations to accommodate large audiences of family members in smaller indoor venues. The school year officially ends June 7, and summer school will start June 18. Following is a list of scheduled graduations and promotions: June 4: Valencia High School, 7:30 p.m., College of the Canyons. June 5: Hart High, 7 p.m., College of the Canyons; Learning Post, 6:30 p.m., Hart auditorium. June 6: Canyon High, 7:30 p.m., College of the Canyons; Golden Oak Adult School, 7 p.m., Hart auditorium; Bowman High, 6 p.m., Bowman quad; Arroyo Seco Junior High, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., College of the Canyons; La Mesa Junior High, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., La Mesa gymnasium. June 7: Saugus High, 7 p.m., College of the Canyons; Golden Valley High, 7 p.m., Golden Valley amphitheater; Sequoia Charter School, 1 p.m., Santa Clarita Activities Center; Placerita Junior High, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., College of the Canyons; Sierra Vista Junior High, 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., College of the Canyons; Rio Norte Junior High, 5 p.m., Valencia High; Rancho Pico Junior High, 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m., Rancho Pico multipurpose room. June 8: Academy of the Canyons, 9 a.m., College of the Canyons Honor Grove. 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

Chespol wins as Kenya rule African Cross

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first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s Celliphine Chespol in action (Jiro Mochizuki) © CopyrightNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Celliphine Chespol and Alfred Barkach secured a Kenyan double in the senior races at the African Cross Country Championships in the Algerian city of Chlef.Their compatriot Rhonex Kipruto won the U20 men’s race, but Kenya didn’t completely dominate as Ethiopia’s Girmawit Gebregziabher won the U20 women’s title and Ethiopia ended the day by winning the mixed relay. Chespol, who is still just 18 years old, was part of a large lead pack of 16 women that covered the first two-kilometre lap in 7:37.The group had been reduced to 13 women by the end of the second lap, with Ethiopia’s Guangzhou marathon champion Rahma Tusa Chota leading the group through in 14:39.Of the 10 women still in the lead pack at the end of the third lap, reached in 21:36, six of them were Kenyan. Chespol had compatriots Margaret Chelimo, Rosemary Njeri, Stacy Ndiwa, Perine Nengampi and Sandra Chebet for company as they ran alongside Ethiopian trio Chota, Yeshi Kalayu Chekole and Enatnesh Alamirew and Uganda’s Stella Chesang.But Chespol didn’t hang around for much longer and opened up a 17-second lead on the penultimate lap. Some distance behind the steeplechase world U20 record-holder, Njeri, Chekole and Chelimo were battling for what appeared to be the two other spots on the podium.Although Chespol’s leading margin was reduced to just three seconds on the final lap, she did enough to win, clocking 35:10 for the 10km event. Chelimo came through for second place in 35:13 with Chekole taking third in 35:26.Njeri faded in the closing stages, but Ndiwa and Chebet finished fourth and sixth respectively, securing the team title for Kenya.Barkach wins in thrilling finishThe senior men’s race was even closer.The initial lead pack may have been larger than in the women’s contest, but the attrition happened earlier in the race with the top four contenders making a break at the half-way stage.After a pack of about 29 men covered the first lap in 6:39, there were still 19 men in contention by the end of the second lap, reached in 12:49, as Kenya’s Emmanuel Bor led from Ugandan duo Thomas Ayeko and Philip Kipyeko.But Alfred Barkach and Julius Kogo suddenly emerged as the leading Kenyan contenders as they joined Uganda’s Ayeko and Kipyeko and Ethiopian cross-country champion Enyew Mekonnen to form a breakaway lead pack.Kipyeko was the first of the quintet to fall behind, leaving four men to battle it out for three medals as they entered the final lap.Mekonnen was ultimately unable to keep up with his opponents; in the frantic surge for the finish line, Barkach got the better of Kogo and Ayeko to take the title in 30:47.Kogo and Ayeko were given the same time with Kogo being awarded the silver and Ayeko the bronze.With Bor and John Chepkwony finishing in the top seven, Kenya once again picked up the team title. Uganda earned team silver, while Eritrea took bronze ahead of Ethiopia.U20 titles for Kipruto and GebregziabherFollowing his convincing defeat at the recent Kenyan Cross Country Championships, Rhonex Kipruto gained revenge on compatriot Stanley Waithaka to take the U20 title in Chlef.The race played into the hands of the big kickers. 16 men were still in the lead pack at half way and nine of those remained in the group as they approached the final lap.Kipruto proved to have the best strength, though, and opened up a five-second gap on Waithaka by the finish line, winning in 25:01.Ethiopia’s Solomon Berihu took bronze in 25:08, while Kenya picked up another gold medal in the team contest.Girmawit Gebregziabher may be a relative newcomer, but she is fast making a name for herself.In the U20 women’s race in Chlef, the Ethiopian moved to the front of the lead pack at roughly half way, then went on to create a 14-second winning margin by the end, crossing the line in 20:40.Just as she had done at the Ethiopian Cross Country Championships last month, teammate Tsige Gebreselama finished second to Gebregziabher while Kenya’s Hellen Ekalale was one second in arrears, taking bronze in 20:55.Kenya may have missed out on individual honours in this race, but – with 18 points to Ethiopia’s 19 – they narrowly won team gold.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gary Neville unveiled as Valencia manager: ‘Opportunity too good to pass up’

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first_img1 Gary Neville has said the opportunity of becoming the manager of Valencia was too good to pass up, while also confirming his brother, Phil, will be among his coaches at the La Liga club.The former Manchester United defender was presented to the world’s media on Thursday afternoon after agreeing to take charge until the end of the campaign.Neville is determined to make the most of his short-term role, and insists he will dive headfirst into the Spanish culture in order to make a success of his stint.The coach, who said he will continue his roll at England despite taking the job aboard, told a press conference: “When I received the call on Sunday evening I thought ‘what a football club’ and ‘what a challenge’.“I think, from my point of view, sitting on television these last few years talking about coaches, the time has come for me to stand up. If I’d turned down this job is to have said goodbye to my credibility.“I’m incredibly excited to be here. I understand and respect the huge responsibilities that I’ve been given.“I understand from playing here at this very stadium years ago the passion and the pride of the fans. The atmosphere and intimidation is something I want to harness. I’m very aware of the traditions at Valencia and how they play.”Like brother Phil, who has been coaching at the side since June, the England coach plans to dive into the culture.He added: “When I went to the training ground Philip’s Spanish was excellent with the players and I have to have that same level of commitment. I don’t speak the language. I have to immerse myself. I will take lessons every day.“My family will move over here permanently. My girls will finish school in Manchester in two weeks. Then they will move over to Valencia with my wife.“When I was a player I always wanted foreign players to come over and immerse themselves in the culture and that is what I plan to do.”Neville is famed for his ‘no holds barred’ style and opinions as a TV pundit.And, when asked how he would have reacted if a Premier League side had hired an inexperienced Spanish manager, he replied: “I would question it and I would be sceptical and want to be proven otherwise.“I understand over here I have to prove myself to the Valencia fans, the players and anyone who has doubts and concerns will only be convinced by winning football matches.“I’m not going to shy away from the direct approach I had on television.”Neville also addressed fears he would be distracted by trying to combine the Valencia role with assisting England manager Roy Hodgson in the run-up to Euro 2016.“Roy was incredibly supportive, positive and enthusiastic for me,” he said.“I was inspired by the conversation I had with him. He understood completely the opportunity for myself and was supportive 100 per cent.“[England] have got the two games in March when Valencia don’t play and most of the players are away. From my point of view I wanted to complete my job, certainly through to the European Championship.“Everyone’s understanding is Valencia are my priority other than the two games in March. It doesn’t stop me having phone conversations with Roy and the other coaches. I have a lot of hours in my day.” New Valencia boss Gary Neville last_img read more

Delta loses $182 million in November

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first_img Delta had been seeking to void the pilot contract so it could impose $325 million in new concessions on its pilots, but agreed to an interim deal worth less than half that. The two sides will now try to work out a comprehensive deal by March. If they can’t, a three-person arbitration panel will decide the fate of the pilot contract. The pilot union’s threat of a strike is on the back burner for now. But if the contract is ultimately thrown out by the arbitration panel, the threat could resurface. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation’s third-largest carrier, said Friday it lost $182 million in November, pushing its red ink to $11.6 billion since January 2001. The Atlanta-based airline, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Sept. 14, also said in a court filing that it spent $2.39 billion in the 30-day period. It must file a monthly operating report with the bankruptcy court. The latest loss, which is equivalent to 96 cents a share, includes $1 million in preferred stock dividends that Delta accrued but did not pay, spokeswoman Chris Kelly said. It still considered the money part of its loss. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Excluding reorganization items, Delta said its loss in November was $164 million. Revenue for the month totaled $1.3 billion. It said it ended the month with $2.07 billion in cash on hand. Delta had lost $8.52 billion between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2004. This year, it reported losses of $1.08 billion in the first quarter, $388 million in the second quarter and $1.13 billion in the third quarter. Kelly said the airline lost $300 million in October. The latest earnings report comes as Delta’s 6,000 pilots earlier this week approved another round of deep pay cuts. The 14 percent cut in wages and other cuts equal to an additional 1 percent wage reduction that pilots agreed to Wednesday are on top of a 32.5 percent pay cut the pilots agreed to last year as part of a $1 billion annual concessions package. last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Battles Missouri State to Scoreless Draw

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first_img Watch Live Next Game: Preview Drake continues its road trip at Illinois on Sunday afternoon. First kick with the Redbirds will be 2 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Following Sunday’s match, the Bulldogs will close the regular season against Loyola on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex.  Print Friendly Version The Valley on ESPN3 Live Stats at Illinois State 10/22/2017 – 2 p.m.center_img SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s soccer team battled Missouri State to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night in Missouri Valley Conference action at Allison South Stadium. Drake (11-3-2, 4-0-1 MVC) outshot Missouri State (6-9-1, 2-2-1 MVC), 23-12, including 11-7 shots on goal in its third match in seven days. The Bulldogs backline and senior goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) recorded their sixth shutout this season. Morris finished with seven saves. Seniors Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa), Brooke Salisbury (Kearney, Mo.) and Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) each recorded two shots on goal. Salisbury had one of her shots pushed by the MSU goalkeeper Lexi Palacio, into the crossbar and Smith just missed a header shot off a corner kick. Junior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) had a game-highs seven shots, including two shots on goal. Full Schedule Roster “We didn’t do a good enough job in the first half of adjusting in the run of play of breaking down their backline,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “We continued to make the same mistake over and over again. We were far better in the second half and overtime once we established some movement patterns and fixed our timing in the attack. I’m very proud of our players for playing three games in seven days, including two long road trips, and coming down here and getting a shutout on the road. A few months ago, we would have been very pleased with this road point, but what I love about our players is that they’re disappointed that we got shutout and left two points on the table. Haley made a great save tonight, and our back four were once again tremendous. At this point we need some rest and to fine tune our own game prior to Illinois State. We have to stay hungry and continue to strive for our best games as a team as we approach the end of our regular season.”last_img read more

Bodybuilder caught with €10,000 of steroids and tanning products

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first_imgA bodybuilder who was caught with anabolic steroids and tanning products worth €10,000 has appeared in court.Gardai raided the home of Francis McAleavey of Church View Street, St Johnston, Co Donegal on March 9th, 2017. The accused man, who was a bodybuilder at the time, was not at home.However, more than 8,000 substances including vials, powders and tablets were uncovered in the raid.A legal representative for the Health Products Regulatory Authority said the premises which was raided was a domestic dwelling but which was being used as a distribution outlet.He said a number of the products were anabolic steroids but another was also used for self-tanning.The court heard that McAleavey, now aged 33, pleaded guilty from an early stage.Solicitor Ciaran Mac Lochlainn said his client started bodybuilding in 2014 in “the quest for the perfect body.”Mr Mac Lochlainn said “Anybody can buy these things on the internet. Believe it or not but this is part of the sport.“It is not really regulated and he was only a bit player. He had no idea he was breaking the law.“When I asked him the value he said it was more than €5,000 so to hear the real value today is quite a shock.“I’m told that the country is awash with the stuff but that the authorities are taking a grip on it.“My client has stopped bodybuilding and has moved away from the sport altogether.”The court was told that to analyse the various substances for identification and then to dispose of them cost in the region of €6,500 for the work carried out by the State Laboratory.Judge Paul Kelly said whatever the argument over the valuation of the products found was the actual amount of “substantial.”He said “Eight thousand items is a substantial amount and it is clear that this was being done on some scale.”He fined McAleavey a total of €750 on three of the nine charges and took the other charges into consideration.He added there was no point in making an expenses order as it was not realistic to expect the accused to pay €6,500.Bodybuilder caught with €10,000 of steroids and tanning products was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:bodybuildercourtdonegalFrancis McAleaveySt Johnstonsteroidslast_img read more

60% pass rate for class of ’09

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first_img7 January 2010The government is to take “urgent steps” to improve South Africa’s National Senior Certificate system, Education Minister Angie Motshekga said following Thursday’s announcement of a 60.6% pass rate for the matric students of 2009 – down from 62.5% in 2008.While the government’s aim was to focus on quality rather than quantity, the 2009 matric pass rate was still “disappointing”, Motshekga said.She noted that quality assurance council Umalusi had approved the quality and credibility of South Africa’s matric exams. “Umalusi found that the exams are comparable to the best in the world and that most question papers were of the highest standard.”These standards could not be compromised on, Motshekga said. “Indeed, it is through maintaining the standards of our examinations that we are able to assess the shortcomings in the quality of learning and teaching.“We must acknowledge that there is poor teaching in many of our schools. Management in our schools is often weak and lacks leadership and commitment. Our systems are also often inefficient.”More focus on teaching, learningA recent report on the implementation of South Africa’s school curriculum had indicated an urgent need to improve the quality of teaching in the country’s schools, the minister said.Steps had been taken to implement some of these recommendations, in particular to ensure that teachers and student would be able to focus more on actual teaching and learning in the classroom.All nine provincial education ministers would meet in February to discuss a technical report on the results, the minister said, as well as a number of proposed interventions to support the implementation of the National Curriculum Statement in Grades 10, 11 and 12.“Our provincial education department officials must support our schools by ensuring that textbooks and other teaching and learning materials are provided on time, and that real teaching and learning are taking place in all our schools from the beginning of the school year.”Among the positive gains made by the class of 2009, the minister said a greater number of matrics had passed well enough to gain access to tertiary education, and that more students had registered for maths and maths literacy.“We have set our focus on quality rather than quantity; that is the thrust of the new administration,” she said.Paper leaking in MpumalangaFollowing an exam paper leaking saga in Mpumalanga, Motshekga said that additional steps would be taken to improve exam processes in that province.Quality assurance council Umalusi had delayed the release of results for Mpumalanga after mathematics, physical science and accounting exam papers were leaked in the province.On Thursday, Motshekga said she was able to release the province’s results along with all the others after Umalusi informed her that it had found no evidence of a systemic problem in Mpumalanga.At the same time, Motshekga and the province’s premier and education minister had agreed that the examination structures in Mpumalanga’s education department would “immediately be re-constituted,” and that the national Department of Education would take over the running of exams in the province “until the necessary systems were in place.”The police’s special investigating unit, the Hawks, was busy investigating the exam leaks, Motshekga said, adding: “Those found guilty of stealing and selling question papers are criminals and will be punished to the full extent of the law.”Mpumalanga was South Africa’s worst-performing province in 2009, with a matric pass rate of 47.9%. While the Western Cape performed best overall (75.7%), KwaZulu-Natal was the only province to improve on its 2008 pass rate, registering 61.1% compared to 57.6% the previous year.In total, 581 573 full-time candidates and 38 595 repeat candidates wrote their matric final exams in 2009.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more