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GDF driver trial commences for pensioner’s death

first_imgThe trial of Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal Zamani Archibald for allegedly causing the death of Harry Persaud, called “Saw Doctor”, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, commenced on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman. The trial of Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal Zamani Archibald for allegedly causing the death of Harry Persaud, called “Saw Doctor”, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, commenced on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman. Archibald has been charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving. It is alleged that the 24-year-old Lance Corporal drove a motor pickup belonging to the GDF in a manner dangerous to the public in March of this year. Archibald of East Berbice, Region Six, was granted million bail when he initially appeared in court and denied the offence.Archibald’s attorney, Leslie Sobers, on Friday requested the substantial amount of bail be reduced, as his client has remained incarcerated, having been unable to post the stipulated bail for his release pending trial. Sobers deemed the amount of bail to be beyond the reach of his client, but  Magistrate Latchman strongly maintained her position on bail, and adjourned the case until September 19.During the trial, Balwatt Persaud, son of the late pensioner, guided by Prosecutor Vishnu Hunte in his testimony, told the court that he visited the mortuary at the Georgetown Public Hospital following the accident, and there he identified the body of his father.Guyana Times previously reported that on the fateful day of the accident, Persaud was giving his granddaughter a ride on his pedal cycle en route to the Rubis Service Station when a vehicle belonging to the GDF struck them off the cycle. Persaud reportedly sustained injuries to his head and other parts of the body, while the infant suffered a fractured shoulder and lacerations to her hand and head.According to reports, they both were rushed to the Diamond Regional Hospital by the same vehicle, and while Persaud was pronounced dead on arrival, his injured granddaughter was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in a critical condition and admitted a patient there.last_img read more

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Bagotville resident released on $20,000 bail for traffic offences

first_imgEon Norton, a customer sales representative and resident of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was late last week arraigned before Wales Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool on a raft of traffic-related charges, and was released on ,000 bail on two of the matters.Police allege that on August 31, 2017, the 30-year-old defendant drove motor car PMM 1191 on the La Grange public road, WBD without wearing a seat belt; but Norton pointedly denied being guilty of this offence.Police also contend that Norton operated the said vehicle for a purpose other than that for which it is licensed; and again Norton pleaded not guilty to the charge.He, however, accepted the prosecution’s evidence that, on the day in question, he operated motor car PMM 1191with tint being so dark that it obstructed the identities of both the driver and the occupants of the vehicle.Norton also informed the court that he was previously charged for prohibition of tinted glass. After brief consideration, the magistrate fined him ,500 for the tint offence, and placed him on ,000 bail for the other offences.Norton’s cases come up on October 12 for report and fixtures.Over the last several weeks, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has intensified its campaign to rein in drivers of motor vehicles with heavily tinted glass.Several junior police ranks have also had tint removed from the glass of their motor vehicles. Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine has warned GPF members that unless they were granted a special exemption for tint on their private vehicles, they would equally be subject to what the law stipulates in regard to tint.last_img read more

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Barca bounce back with Messi winner

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, Spain, February 24 – Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to 15 points as two goals in eight minutes just before the hour mark from David Villa and Lionel Messi handed them a 2-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday.The Catalans, who slumped to a shock Champions League loss at AC Milan in midweek, had to come from behind after Alberto Botia headed the visitors into a 42nd minute lead. Barca star Javier Mascherano said it was important to get the equaliser quickly after the break.“I think we were aware that we didn’t pay well in the first-half and we needed more,” he told Canal Plus.“In the second-half I think we started with more intensity and luckily managed to find the equaliser quickly.”Barca now face a huge Spanish Cup semi-final second-leg with Real Madrid on Tuesday with the tie finely balanced a 1-1 and Mascherano believes home advantage and an away goal gives them the upper hand.“On Tuesday we have a big game but we have the advantage. We are playing a great rival but we need to finish the job.”Barca faced much the same challenge as in their 2-0 defeat to AC Milan as they struggled to find a way through a packed Sevilla defence early on.Messi had a low drive well-saved by Beto and also saw a free-kick drift over but Barca were stunned when the visitors took the lead with their first serious attack on the stroke of half-time.A free-kick was played out to Coke on the right and his cross was headed beyond Victor Valdes by former Barca defender Botia.The half-time scoreline forced Jordi Roura to introduce Cristian Tello for Alexis Sanchez and the Spanish Under-21 international was to have quite an impact as Barca turned the game around.It was from the other side of the pitch though that they found the equaliser as Dani Alves’ perfect cross was headed home by David Villa seven minutes into the second period.And Messi completed the turnaround as he scored for the 15th consecutive league game as he turned in Tello’s intelligent cut-back eight minutes later.Sevilla still had their chances to take something from the game though as Ivan Rakitic pulled a shot just wide before Alvaro Negredo should have scored when he fired over 15 minutes from time.But Barca held on to record their 22nd win from 25 league games this season.Real Madrid also had to come from behind to win 2-1 at relegation threatened Deportivo La Coruna thanks to second-half goals from Kaka and Gonzalo Higuain.Riki had fired in at Diego Lopez’s near post to give the hosts a deserved lead on 31 minutes.However, Deportivo were left to rue missing a number of chances to extend their advantage when Kaka equalised with a fine curling effort 17 minutes from time and Higuain sealed the comeback 15 minutes later with an easy finish after brilliant build-up play from Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.Madrid boss Jose Mourinho had made his intentions clear ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Barcelona as he left Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira on the bench in a side that included seven changes from last weekend’s 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.“We have a big squad and the manager plays who he thinks is best for each game,” Higuain told Gol TV.“The important thing is to win and now think about Tuesday. We have great desire and hope for the games coming up, we know that in a week we will be playing for the Cup and the Champions League.”Valencia moved into fifth place as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Real Zaragoza thanks to two goals from Jonas.Mallorca meanwhile remain rooted in the bottom three as they conceded three times in the final 19 minutes to lose 3-1 at home to Getafe.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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E Guinea calls for calm amid Ebola fears

first_img0Shares0000MALABO, November 27- The head of Equatorial Guinea’s Ebola control and prevention committee has called for calm amid fears of possible risks during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) starting on January 17.“I ask people to remain calm, the misunderstanding comes from some social and political actors who twist good into evil and evil into disaster. Ebola is bad, but we must unite our efforts for the success of CAN,” committee president Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang told state television. He was referring to criticism from opponents of Equatorial Guinea president Téodoro Obiang Nguema who agreed to organise the tournament after original hosts Morocco were stripped of the tournament after insisting on a postponement due to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.“We’re talking about $40 million expenditure for this CAN, we don’t have hospitals, the population is living badly, no laboratory to carry out tests to determine if it is Ebola,” complained Andres Esono Ondo, general secretary of the main opposition party Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS).As part of the fight against Ebola, Malabo has recruited 50 Cuban doctors, and three isolation centres to house people suspected of having the disease will be set up before the January 17 to February 8 tournament starts.Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the CAN with Gabon in 2012.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sore Chelsea, Barca ready to defend titles

first_imgIn the shootout, Alan Halilovic put Barca down with a shot off the crossbar to open the second round. In the third, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denied Gerard Pique and Chelsea’s Ramires and Loic Remy scored after that to settle the outcome.“The penalties mean nothing for us and I think they mean nothing for Barcelona,” said Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. “This was not about win or lose. They were playing and training the same as us. It was not a tactical game. It was two teams looking for intensity.”They found intensity in each other in the training match before 78,914 at the home of the NFL Washington Redskins, so much so that both sides are nursing injuries with the start of a new season fast approaching.“It was a more physical game than it should be at this point of the pre-season,” said Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. “It’s not a loss. It’s a tie. Overall this was practice. We gave playing time to the players we wanted to see.”Chelsea’s Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the 10th minute. Luis Suarez and Sandro Ramirez answered for Barcelona in the 52nd and 66th minutes respectively and Cahill nodded in a header as he took a blow in the face from substitute Barcelona goalkeeper Jordi Masip.No one wanted to see injuries but Mourinho has hamstring fears for striker Diego Costa and a possible broken nose for Cahill, who regardless will not miss Sunday’s Community Shield match against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.“Cahill has a chance of a broken nose,” Mourinho said. “If yes, goes tomorrow to make a mask to be ready to play Sunday. Costa, he felt a little thing in his hamstring. No more than that, but we have to wait.”Barcelona fullback Douglas was hurt early and midfielder Sergi Roberto played 75 minutes in a backline role.“He can play a lot of roles. He’s definitely an option for us, Enrique said, noting that the Douglas injury was unlikely to impact a possible transfer deal involving defender Adriano and Roma.“If someone wants to pay his clause, he’ll leave,” he said. “With the (Douglas) injury it’s bad news. Ultimately, we will see what happens.”– Chelsea a Champs ‘outsider’ –Mourinho calls Chelsea an outsider for taking the Champions League prize.“We have a team that’s going to fight for that,” he said. “There are teams with more potential but not always does the best team win. Sometimes an outsider can win it. We go as an outsider and we’re going to try.”Barcelona, coming off an unprecedented second European treble of La Liga and the Copa del Rey plus the Champions League, was without five players, including standouts Lionel Messi and Neymar, who took part in Copa America last month.“We’ve shown an acceptable level on the field,” Enrique said. “I liked the way we played. We have five players on vacation, but the other players are ready for the season and extremely motivated.”Mourinho said he puts the Community Shield a notch above the tour friendlies.“It’s different than today. It’s a title. It’s less important but it’s the opening of the official season,” Mourinho said. “It’s still a preparation match, but the Cup is there and the Cup is always motivation so we will be going in prepared.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luis Suarez #9 of Barcelona celebrates with teammates after scoring against Chelsea in the second half during the International Champions Cup North America at FedExField on July 28, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. Chelsea won in a penalty shootout. PHOTO/AFPWASHINGTON, July 29- Reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea and reigning European kings Barcelona exited Tuesday’s friendly showdown injured but intensely motivated as they return to Europe to defend their crowns.Chelsea captured the International Champions Cup victory 4-2 on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 2-2 after regular time thanks to Chelsea defender Gary Cahill’s header in the 85th minute.last_img read more

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200,000-mile-car secrets: good care – and some luck

first_imgGLENDALE – The upholstery on the driver’s seat is in shreds. Masking tape patches a cracked taillight. And the odometer reads 223,626 miles. To some, it would definitely be time for a trade-in. But to Suren Rostonmyan, the 1986 Toyota pickup still has a lot of kick left. By staying on top of oil changes and continuing the TLC, he figures the reliable red truck could hit 300,000 miles without a hitch. Although there’s no one secret to getting cars to reach 200,000, 300,000 or even 400,000 miles, experts say it’s a combination of luck and proper maintenance that keeps the old odometer ticking along. “It’s called luck. There’s no such thing as a strategy,” Novak said. “The best thing is to stay on top of your vehicle, and change the oil.” The same advice has worked for years for Carroll Stark, who just got the oil changed at Hans German Car Repair in Valley Village on his 1989 Mercedes-Benz. With 337,000 miles on it, it is the latest in a series of high-mileage cars for the 82-year-old Toluca Lake resident. His 1965 Oldsmobile Toronado lasted about 220,000 miles. The Chrysler New Yorker and another Mercedes-Benz each clocked 250,000 on the odometer. “I tell a lot of my friends that if the auto industry relied on me for their sales, they’d all go broke in a hurry,” Stark said. Having a reputable mechanic makes all the difference when it comes to keeping the car around for a long time, Stark said. He warned about the ones who hoodwink drivers into getting work that they don’t need. That’s not a problem for Lupe Barreto and the 1988 Toyota Camry with 178,300 miles that sits in her driveway. All the work on it is done by her son-in-law Richard Alfonso, owner of Clutch Masters in Tujunga. Although the Glendale woman would like a new car, she doesn’t see that happening anytime soon, with this one expected to last well beyond an odometer reading of 200,000. “I want a new car,” Barreto said. “But I will run it till it doesn’t run anymore. These are good cars.” Alfonso said the key is regular maintenance and having a car with the craftsmanship like his mother-in-law’s Toyota. Tinkering with his own cars has made them last a whopping 500,000 miles. A Toyota Corolla that family members passed on to one another through the years had more than 200,000 miles on it by the time it reached Julie Armentrout of Burbank. Time had weathered the car’s appearance, making it an eyesore compared with sleek, newer models on the road. But its history of routine oil changes and maintenance kept the car going, she said. “The car wouldn’t die, no matter how ugly it got,” said Armentrout. “It was die hard. It was good.” What’s your beloved beater? What are your secrets to making it last beyond 200,000 miles? We want to build a photo gallery of these high-mileage cars and their owners for an upcoming story. Write to alongfortheride@dailynews.com and include your phone number. For more on Los Angeles transportation issues, visit the blog www.insidesocal.com/theride. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It makes noises,” said Rostonmyan, 59. “But I know how to handle it.” While it helps that Rostonmyan is a mechanic, you don’t have to be one to keep your car running for a long time. For starters, change the oil every 3,000 to 4,000 miles, said Vince Novak, owner of Novak Automotive in Canoga Park. People who bring their cars to the shop for regular oil changes also get fluids topped off, tire pressure adjusted and other basics checked, which can prevent serious trouble in the long run, Novak said. Still, it also helps to have some good fortune on your side, he said. last_img read more

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O.J. Simpson lashes out at Goldmans

first_imgGoldman attorney David Cook said his clients were justified in accepting rights to the book as payment for the judgment against Simpson. “Mr. Simpson himself has placed us in this horrific setting of seeking to liquidate this asset,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! O.J. Simpson lashed out Tuesday at the family of the late Ronald Goldman, a day after they won rights to Simpson’s canceled “If I Did It” book about the slayings of Goldman and the football star’s ex-wife. In an online interview featuring questions from hostile participants, Simpson criticized Goldman’s family for seeking to profit from the book after they said it promoted criminality and commercialized abuse. A federal bankruptcy judge in Miami awarded the book rights to Goldman’s family Monday to satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson. “I find it sort of hypocritical that they talked everybody in America to boycott the book: it was `immoral,’ it was `blood money,”‘ he told interviewer Kate Delaney. “But we now see it wasn’t `blood money’ if they got the money.” last_img
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Former Marseille boss helping Tottenham in pursuit of striker target Batshuayi

first_img1 Tottenham target Michy Batshuayi Former Marseille manager Marcelo Biesla has been helping Tottenham to decide whether to sign Michy Batshuayi by sending the club DVDs of the player in action.Spurs have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Belgian striker and are expected to firm up their interest this summer with a £25million bid.And, according to L’Equipe, Biesla, who resigned from his post at the French club in August, has been assisting his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino with information about the player.Spurs are set to wait until after Euro 2016 before stepping up their pursuit of Batshuayi but are confident they can attract the player to England through the prospect of Champions League football next season.However, Marseille are currently searching for a new owner and their stance on whether to sell Batshuayi may change should they undergo a mega-money takeover in the summer.last_img read more

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‘I might not have survived as a manager without Euro 96 semi-final penalty miss’

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate believes his painful Euro 96 semi-final penalty miss helped him ‘survive’ to reach the pinnacle of management in the English game.The current Three Lions boss was the only one of 12 penalty takers to see his effort denied at Wembley as eventual champions Germany booked their place in the final against the Czech Republic.Southgate is entering his 15th month as manager of the national team and is currently preparing his team for next summer’s World Cup in Russia, following a successful qualification campaign.The 47-year-old secured the Three Lions hot-seat in unusual circumstances after stepping-up from his role of England U-21s boss to replace the disgraced Sam Allardyce, who lasted only 67 days in charge.Southgate endured a testing path before receiving the unexpected honour of leading his country after suffering relegation from the Premier League with Middlesbrough.And Southgate believes his personal agony at Euro 96, which led to collective failure, helped him through the tougher moments of both his playing and managerial career.“I don’t know if that has determined the career path I was going to take,” Southgate told Guillem Ballague.“But in terms of the resilience and what I’ve had to develop as a person, then I might not have survived as a manager and survived my career without going through all that.“So, there are elements of it that have given me the strength to take other challenges on.”Check out the full interview with Gareth Southgate hereReflecting on his penalty miss, Southgate stepped up to the mark after Alan Shearer, David Platt, Stuart Pearce, Paul Gascoigne and Teddy Sheringham all netted for the Three Lions.The defender answered manager Terry Venables’ calls for volunteers following other players’ reluctance to take responsibility.And Southgate admitted the sense of guilt at costing his teammates a chance of claiming international honours was a heavy burden to take on.“The biggest thing at the time, the immediate thing, was the teammates you were letting down,” Southgate added.“Of course, outside of that are the supporters and the country and it was a unique tournament because we were at home.“So, the emotion of it all and the enthusiasm for the tournament and the excitement for the tournament was bigger than anything really.”“You know, 1990, the semi-final of the World Cup and 1966 was before my life time. So, in terms of modern times [it was] the biggest.“As a team, we hadn’t played well in every game but we had some really good performances – we should have lost to Spain, absolutely.“People like Stuart Pearce at the time, although he came out of retirement, announced he was retiring [after Euro 96].“And I’m thinking: ‘this is the last chance these guys had of winning something.’“Now, as a coach, I would always be looking at the collective and we didn’t lose because of just one thing – there were chances we could have taken.“But as a player, no chance you think of all that.” 1 Inside Football with Guillem Ballague, featuring Gareth Southgate – Listen to the full interview on talkSPORT, Sunday at 1pm. “I may not have survived as a manager without it.”Watch as @England boss Gareth Southgate discusses THAT penalty miss at Euro ’96 with @GuillemBalague.Hear the full interview this Sunday at 1pm on talkSPORT! pic.twitter.com/1nUMVJGZK5— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 1, 2018 Southgate was the only one of 12 penalty takers to see his effort denied at Wembley at Euro 96 last_img read more

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Missing Air Force officer found alive, but experience is mystery

first_imgBISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – A U.S. Air Force officer who disappeared earlier this week in Kyrgyzstan was found alive late Friday, reportedly telling people who helped her that she had been kidnapped, officials said. Maj. Jill Metzger, 33, was located by Kyrgyz law enforcement agents who informed authorities at the U.S. air base at the airport in Bishkek, the Central Asian nation’s capital, base spokeswoman Capt. Anna Carpenter said. Kyrgyz Deputy Interior Minister Omurbek Suvanaliyev said Metzger, 33, knocked on the door of a house on the outskirts of the capital shortly before midnight and told its residents that she had been kidnapped. Metzger said she had been abducted by three young men and a woman in a minibus and held in a rural area 30 miles from Bishkek, Suvanaliyev told The Associated Press on Saturday. He cited local police in Kant, where he said she approached the first house she came to. He said she looked exhausted and her hair had been dyed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThat account differed from one given by Metzger’s father-in-law, Kelly Mayo, who said in a telephone interview with the AP from Colorado Springs, Colo., that Metzger was found on the side of the road with her head shaved. “I know she’s coherent, and whoever had her let her go,” he said, adding that she had been beaten. “We’ve got her back. Praise the Lord.” Suvanaliyev said the people who took Metzger in when she knocked on their door called the police. Mayo said the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations notified the family Friday afternoon but were given few details. He said his son, Air Force Capt. Joshua Mayo, was elated after being told about his wife. “I can’t even describe it. He’s just beside himself, just unbelievable joy,” Mayo said, adding that the family was waiting for her to call. Metzger, a former resident of Henderson, N.C., was serving a four-month stint at the base with the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing. Her normal duty station is Moody Air Force Base in Georgia as a member of the 347th Mission Support Squadron. She had been scheduled to land back at her U.S. base Friday. The U.S. military has maintained an air base at Kyrgyzstan’s main civilian airport since 2001, backing operations in nearby Afghanistan. Military officials said the newlywed Metzger, dressed in blue jeans and a sweater, vanished during a shopping trip to a tourist hotspot in Bishkek, where she was searching for souvenirs to bring home to her family.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

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