Woman robbed in broad daylight

first_img– perpetrators crash into minibusA robbery at Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown on Sunday ended in a three-vehicle collision and an armed confrontation.Bases on information received, a female was driving along Princes Street, Georgetown when two men on a motorcycle pulled up alongside her and relieved her of the gold chain she was wearing at the time.“He snatched the chain and turned like he going by Camp Street side, anyways, the woman drove behind them and they meet up with them like in George Street there. Apparently when they see she, they get cold sweat and crashed into another car. After that, they turn like to avoid crashing and end up crashing into a minibus that was passing at the same time,” an eyewitness explained.Based on information received, the two men fled the scene on foot leaving the motorcycle behind, but returned minutes later to retrieve the crashed bike in the company of an armed man.“They try to move the bike, but the boys tell them no let them wait till the Police come. All of a sudden, the banna comes out of the car they come with and point a gun at the bus driver. Everybody start running ‘cause, of course, was scared for our lives,” the resident explained.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the collaborator dealt the driver several blows across his body when he held tightly to the bike.Under the unbearable blows, the driver eventually released the motorcycle and the three men took the bike and drove off the scene.When contacted, Assistant Commissioner Edgar Thomas related that the Police were currently retrieving Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) footage in the area with the hope of identifying and ultimately arresting the perpetrators.last_img read more

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Chamber Hands out Small Business Awards

first_img– Advertisement -The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce handed out there small business awards Thursday night.The award for Best Business of the year went to D&G Jewelry. The winner of the 2008 Best Business of the year with 16 or more employees went to McDonalds. Paragon Refrigeration won the outstanding customer service award for 1 to 15 employees. The winner of outstanding customer service with 16 or more employees went to McDonalds.The final award of the evening went to Andrew Tylosky as the 2008 Director of the Year. The awards are held every October as a part of Small Business Week. Photo: Chamber President Russ Beerling with the three business award winners – Submittedlast_img

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MPs will not return to National Assembly to extend caretaker Govt time in office…

first_imgIn the wake of the No-Confidence Motion passed against it and the recent Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling validating that motion, the Government will receive no lifeline to legally extend its time in office from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).The party made this pellucid in a statement on Saturday, coming on the heels of suggestions from some and hope being expressed by Government Ministers that an arrangement could be reached between the Opposition and Government.“For the avoidance of doubt, the People’s Progressive Party wishes to reiterate its position that its Members of Parliament will not return to the National Assembly, pursuant to Article 106 (7) of the Constitution, to support any extension of time for the holding of General and Regional Elections,” the party said in its statement.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”A No-Confidence Motion was passed against the Government on December 21 of last year. However, elections were not held and there was no resignation. Instead, Government went to court, unsuccessfully arguing that the No-Confidence Motion was not validly passed.The case reached the CCJ, where the regional court ruled against the Government but stopped short of issuing an order fixing an election date. Instead, CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders had said that when the No-Confidence Motion was passed on December 21, 2019, Article 106 of the Constitution had immediately been activated.But it was only recently that Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, who is also a lawyer by profession, described Articles 106 (6) and (7) of the Guyana Constitution as “legal fiction” when he was called out by PPP Member of Parliament Juan Edghill for not complying with its provisions, that is, for the Government to resign and have elections within three months.“We’re not going to resign! We are not going to resign because we are still… there’s absolutely nothing in the Constitution that indicates a formal resignation. That was gone through by the CCJ and it was even gone through by the High Court.”“Announce what? Because the next Article says notwithstanding that resignation, whatever it is, we continue in Government. Who will the President send in his resignation to? I could send my resignation in to the President, but then I stop becoming a Minister that will have any powers whatsoever. So it’s a kind of a legal fiction that is spoken to in that Article.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo recently wrote President David Granger, demanding his resignation. In the letter, Jagdeo reminded the President that since July 12, 2019, the CCJ delivered its consequential orders on the matters of Zulkficar Mustapha v the AG and others, Christopher Ram v the AG and others, Bharrat Jagdeo v the AG and others and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Reid and others.He listed several conditions for the President to accede to, including that the President and his Cabinet immediately resign and that the President issue a proclamation dissolving Parliament. He also called for the President to fix a date for the next general and regional elections, not beyond September 18, 2019.The President subsequently responded to the letter by saying that his Attorney General, Basil Williams, was “examining” these requests.last_img read more

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Dortmund hit out at Wenger over Aubameyang

first_imgWenger confirmed on Thursday that Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Manchester United in deal that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, and he refused to rule out a move for Aubameyang this month but said “nothing else is close”.His comments have not gone down well with Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, who feels the Frenchman would be better served focusing his efforts on turning around a five-match winless run.“We think it’s disrespectful to talk like this about other players. There is no contact with Arsenal,” insisted Zorc.“We assume that Mr Wenger has enough to do with the performance of his own players.”The 28-year-old striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Peter Stoger’s side this season, but missed the goalless draw with Wolfsburg on Sunday for disciplinary reasons.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dortmund dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, pictured here, from the squad for their Bundesliga match against Stuttgart on November 17, 2017DORTMUND, Germany, Jan 19- Borussia Dortmund have taken a swipe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for suggesting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would flourish at the Emirates Stadium.The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park once more with the advent of the January transfer window and is rumoured to be on he Gunners’ radar.last_img read more

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How did Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s blackface stay secret for so long?

first_img“It’s often the case that candidates and people don’t tell you everything that is in their past, hoping that it won’t come out,” said Herle, who was the co-chair of the federal Liberal election campaigns in 2004 and 2006.“It is often the case that campaigns do opposition research on their own candidates for exactly that reason.”Kevin Bosch, who used to be director of opposition research for the Liberals, said he does not think the party ever did a systematic review of Trudeau when he came on the scene, likely because the party brass expected him to share anything they needed to know.Bosch said he was more surprised the other parties did not dig up the 2001 photo of Trudeau dressed as Aladdin, his face and hands coloured with makeup, years before Time magazine published it Wednesday night.Advertisement OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says deep embarrassment, as well as ignorance, led him to keep his memories of having darkened his skin to dress up as racial minorities, more than once, a secret from his campaign teams throughout his years in politics.“I didn’t want to talk about it with anyone, because I’m not that person any more,” Trudeau said Thursday in Winnipeg.Still, at a time when candidates are being caught left, right and centre for past controversial comments on social media, many political observers are scratching their heads about how evidence of more than one incident involving Trudeau, who has been familiar to Canadians since the day he was born, wearing blackface had not surfaced until now.- Advertisement -Jason Lietaer, a Conservative strategist, delivered a message on Twitter to the research teams behind Trudeau’s leadership rivals, the Conservative and NDP in the 2015 campaign, as well as investigative journalists and those who have written long profiles of the Liberal leader: “You’re all fired.”“Big miss. Everyone,” Lietaer, the president of communications firm Enterprise, said Wednesday night.David Herle, a political consultant who was a senior adviser to Liberal prime minister Paul Martin, said it is not uncommon for candidates to avoid sharing embarrassing things from their lives, even with the teams working to get them elected.Advertisement The photo was in the yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver where Trudeau was a teacher. Another image from the same event was in a school newsletter. A third shows a younger Trudeau as a student, in blackface as singer Harry Belafonte.Bosch, who is now vice-president of public affairs at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, said the photos would likely have been even more damaging had they come out during the 2015 election campaign, when Trudeau was battling a Conservative campaign message that he was not ready for the top job.“It’s been my experience that when you have a brand-new leader, people are interested in their whole record, because they’re new and you’re trying to figure out who these people are and how they might govern,” he said.“When they’re prime minister, people care about that record.”Former Liberal aide Greg MacEachern said part of the problem could be that campaign teams have become overly reliant on internet research, while the photo that rocked the Trudeau campaign Wednesday night was in a yearbook from before everything had a digital version.Advertisement “A lot of people must have known it. A lot of people must have been at the events where it happened,” said Herle, before saying something he stressed is not meant to be an excuse for the behaviour: “I’m not sure how many white people understand that to be racist.”On Thursday, Trudeau acknowledged that he had been one of those who hadn’t.“I have always acknowledged that I come from a place of privilege, but I now need to acknowledge that comes with a massive blind spot,” he said.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2019.— Follow @smithjoanna on TwitterJoanna Smith, The Canadian Press MacEachern also said that had Trudeau come clean about his past before it caught up with him, as he did when he told HuffPost Canada he had smoked marijuana after being elected as an MP, he could have turned it into a powerful moment about personal growth.“He could have tied it into a speech about the importance of understanding different points of view around racism in Canada,” said MacEachern, a senior vice-president at Proof Strategies.That moment, potentially, could have come after two American politicians — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey — faced their own blackface scandals earlier this year.Asked whether that should have set off alarm bells for Trudeau, Herle said: “You’re asking a question that answers itself.”But while Trudeau kept the incidents to himself, Herle noted it is impossible he is the only person to have known about them.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wenger suggests summer spending isn’t over for Arsenal

first_imgArsene Wenger admits he is not afraid to splash the cash again and says he could make another big name signing before the end of August.The Arsenal manager has already been busy in the transfer market this summer signing Calum Chambers, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez.But despite the north London club already spending over £60m, Wenger says he is still looking at the option to bring in more new signings.Wenger said: “Will I still do something? I don’t rule it out.“It depends on what you call a big signing. For me a big signing is a good player and for you (the media) it is linked with the amount of money you spend.“Sometimes you have to do both together, but sometimes you can find a big player without having what you call a big player.“I’m happy with the players I signed, with their quality and their attitude. There hasn’t been a massive change but we signed Debuchy, Sanchez and Chambers, all three of them integrated well mentally into the team.“We are not destabilised and I feel it’s a strong reinforcement of our squad.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

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West Brom youngster extends Scunthorpe stay

first_imgScunthorpe United have extended Liam O’Neil’s loan deal at the club until January after reaching an agreement with his parent club West Brom.The 21-year-old midfielder, who made his first-team debut for the Baggies last season, will now stay at Glanford Park until at least January 11.O’Neil rose through the ranks in West Brom’s academy system and has made three appearances for the Iron this term during his loan spell. Liam O’Neil in pre-season action for West Brom 1last_img

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Conflict of interest in school deal?

first_imgBut questions surfaced over the city’s and school district’s legal representation as well as to a possible $20,000 that Rosemead Mayor John Tran will make from the agreement.Tran, who served on the Garvey School Board until he left in 2005 to take a seat on the City Council, is a Realtor and served as negotiator between Garvey and ELAC.“There is nothing wrong with a former trustee acting as a negotiator,” said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies, a watchdog group. “But an attorney can’t represent two clients on the same issue. He would have to disqualify himself.”City Attorney Bonifacio Garcia’s firm, which represents the Garvey School District, was expected to provide legal counsel for the city’s planning commission meeting. But shortly before the meeting, City Manager Oliver Chi said he called another attorney to represent the city on that particular issue. Garcia’s firm dealt with the rest of the agenda. Joe Montes of Burke, Williams and Sorensen was hired last month to take Garcia’s place as the city’s redevelopment agency lawyer and to be the counsel to the planning commission. However, Montes was not scheduled to start his new position for another two weeks, Chi said. ROSEMEAD — A deal that appears to benefit the community, Garvey School District and East Los Angeles College also raises questions about the involvement of the mayor and city attorney. The city on Tuesday granted permission to the Garvey School District to use Dan T. Williams Elementary School as a satellite campus for ELAC.The deal came after years of negotiating, said Garvey school board member Bob Bruesch. It will help Garvey supplement a $512,000 budget shortfall and satisfies ELAC’s demand for more classes. The potential for conflict of interest could have been there, interim Redevelopment Director Brian Saeki said, but it was avoided by having Montes serve as counsel instead of Garcia’s firm.George Yin, the attorney from Garcia, Calderon and Ruiz, recused himself from the agenda item.“George Yin made a statement that he has never worked on the project and never provided any opinions on the subject to the (city)staff,” Saeki said. “But he did recuse himself, and Joe Montes stepped in and oversaw the proceedings.”Bruesch said the only thing Garcia’s firm has done for Garvey in the land deal is, “helping us with dotting all of our ‘I’s’ and crossing all our our ‘T’s’.”When Garcia was hired in April, council members questioned whether it was a conflict of interest for him to serve as counsel to Garvey School District and the city.The day that Garcia was hired, Councilwoman Polly Low asked him: “Is there a conflict of interest for you to represent the city of Rosemead as well as the Garvey School District?”Garcia said there wasn’t, and in the event that there was an overlapping issue, “we would step back and …. advise that you bring other counsel to handle your relationship with the school district.”Residents also raised conflict-of-interest questions about the mayor’s connection to the lease deal.Steven Ly, president of a community group, Rosemead Partners, said that he sent out a letter to several hundred neighbors informing them of the possible change in use to Williams School. He also noted Tran’s involvement.“We view what is going on as a conflict of interest,” Ly said. “(Tran) will be profiting a large commission.”Tran, who will receive up to 4percent of the $500,000 deal, said that he has been upfront with staff and council members. “This is another erroneous attempt to mislead and deceive the public once again,” Tran said of Rosemead Partners, formerly known as Rosemead Guardians. “The Rosemead Guardians should be ashamed of themselves.”He also said that he plans on recusing himself from the council meeting if this comes. Stern said as long as Tran doesn’t participate in the vote and doesn’t tell his colleagues how to vote, he is within the law.“I told everybody not to mention ELAC in front of me,” Tran said. “If it gets approved, I will recuse myself.”Though the mayor said the district contacted him, Bruesch said that Tran approached the district.“He is a Realtor, and before he went into politics, that is what he did,” Bruesch said. “When he said he would negotiate the lease for us it seemed logical because he knew both parties and could work through the issues.”jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want 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

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SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES CONTINUE GOOD FORM

first_imgLagan Harps FC notesOur ladies team continued their good league from with a 5-0 win over Glenree. Amanda Callaghan(2), Nadine Crawford, Amy Boyd and Caroline Gallagher were the scorers.Our u/14 girls had a 2-0 win over Illistrin with Emily Mc Devitt scoring both goals.Our u/12’sdrew 4-4 with Finn Valley with Erin Doherty(2), Serena Mc ardle_Mc Crossan and Sinead Deasley scoring. They also had a 7-2 win over Bonagee with Erin Doherty(3), Emma Gribbin, Sinead Deasley and Kelsey Coll(2) scoring. Our u/10’s played 3 games winning one and losing two. Mia Devenney was their scorer. Our u/9 and u/10 boys were in action in a pre Foyle cup tournament in Greysteel while our u/12’s had a friendly v Culmore.Our men’s team return to action this Friday when they play the Army in The Danny Mc Laughlin memorial tournament in Lifford. In our weekjly lotto the numbers drawn were 4,8,17 and 24. Ross Hamlyn and James Mc Daid both won €25 as they had three numbers. Next weeks jackpot is €6875.The club extends sympathy to Joe Cannon and family on the death of his mother.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES CONTINUE GOOD FORM was last modified: July 4th, 2016 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:Lagan Harps FClast_img read more

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Real Madrid’s Hazard blow, Chelsea target AC Milan captain, Man United snubbed

first_imgHere’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Tuesday’s newspapers and online… RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Making Antonio Conte their next manager would harm Real Madrid’s chances of signing Eden Hazard, according to reports Fulhamare set to offer 18-year-old winger Ryan Sessegnon a new contract, with just 18 months remaining on his current deal. The teen star is a long-term target for Tottenham. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are considering a January swoop for 23-year-old Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek. (Daily Mail)The Blues also sent scouts to Sunday’s Milan derby to watch AC Milan’s 23-year-old defender and captain Alessio Romagnoli in action. (Calciomercato)Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has revealed he turned down the chance to join Manchester United in the summer, instead choosing to leave AC Milan and return to Juventus – FULL STORYMan United and Man City target Milan Skriniar has yet to agree a new contract with Inter Milan, fuelling reports the 23-year-old defender could leave for pastures new. (Calciomercato)According to reports in Italy, Real Madrid star Marcelo wants to join Juventus, who could pay more than £40million for the Brazilian defender. (Tuttosport) targets IN DEMAND 3 moving on 3 LATEST Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Chelsea have been keeping a close eye on Italian defender Alessio Romagnoli LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED 3 Chelsea have granted Derby County permission to play loanees Mason Mount, 19, and Fikayo Tomori, 20, against them in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on 31 October. (Football London)It has been revealed Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley took around £10m out of the club over the summer, depriving manager Rafael Benitez of transfer funds. (Daily Telegraph)Leicester City are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in  Scotland Under-21 defender David Bates, who currently plays in Germany for Hamburg. (Leicester Mercury)Aston Villa forward Ross McCormack, currently on loan at Australian side Central Coast Mariners, does not believe a return to Villa Park is likely despite the dismissal of former manager Steve Bruce. (Birmingham Mail) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Real Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard could be jeopardised by their interest in making Antonio Conte their next manager, according to reports. The former Chelsea boss is the current favourite to replace under-fire Julen Lopetegui, but that could end Real’s chances of signing Hazard, who had a difficult relationship with the Italian at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea coach Marco Ianni, who was charged by the FA for his part in the touchline row at the end of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Man United, may face further action after it emerged he should not even have been in the technical area. (Daily Mail)Liverpool striker Divock Origi could be set for a move to Turkey, with both Besiktas and Fenerbahce keen to sign the out-of-favour 23-year-old – FULL STORY Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest talkSPORT.com EXCLUSIVES and transfer headlines:talkSPORT host slams Spurs in furious rant, saying: “They are nothing special’Danny Murphy slams Fulham’s recruitment policy and urges Slavisa Jokanovic to change his philosophyFormer Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp responds to I’m A Celebrity rumours on talkSPORTSCOUT REPORT: Chelsea and Manchester United target Mauro Icardi hailed as ‘world class’ after late Milan derby winnerNabil Fekir tipped to join Bayern Munich in January and end Liverpool transfer talk for goodGenoa reportedly reject £32m Napoli offer for Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target Krzysztof PiatekLiverpool outcast Divock Origi could end Anfield misery as Besiktas prepare bidlast_img read more

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