Holdup Ends in One Death, Anger in New Kru Town

first_imgA 21 year old Sierra Leonean man was reportedly stabbed to death by a robber only identified as Red in a holdup attempt that went wrong Wednesday night in Nyuanpanton, near New Kru Town, Monrovia.An eye-witness told the Daily Observer that the victim was ordered by Red to empty his pockets. When Red approached the young Sierra Leonean to demand what was in his wallet and he refused, Red called out to three other friends who joined him in the attack.“He called out to his friends by the nicknames One Million, Pretty Jean and Blank Check who joined him in forcing the victim to turn his money over to them,” a neighbor said.When Red stabbed the victim, and found out that he had only LD200 on him, they realized what they had done was wrong, according to neighbors.They narrated that the victim had been struggling to make ends meet doing “a little selling business” and his death was unfortunate.“The young man was only about 21 years,” another neighbor said, adding that “his death makes it five the number of young people in the community who have been killed by knife wielding robbers since the beginning of 2016.” When the victim’s fellow Sierra Leoneans heard about his death, a group of them, armed with anything they could use as weapons, rushed to Nyuanpanton to search for anyone connected to the young man’s death, residents told the Daily Observer.“His friends came to our community in search of those involved in the boy’s death and when they located Red and his friends’ zinc house they began to break it down.“Later the police were informed sent out several officers, including PSU who came to calm the situation down,” an eyewitness said. Meanwhile, Police officers have arrested one of the four attackers named One Million and detained him at the New Kru Town Depot, while investigations continued yesterday.The body of the victim was deposited at the Redemption Hospital morgue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ginebra shakes off slow start to steamroll Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Grand Slam mentor Tim Cone stressed that such dominant showing was all thanks to a collective effort—especially on the defensive end.“We did a great job defensively. Scottie (Thompson) did a great on the import helping limit him, Japeth (Aguilar) was there for block shots, and Greg (Slaughter) was a presence,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4This couldn’t be more evident in the opening salvo, where the Ginebra swiftly got ifself out of a 7-0 rut and build a cushion—one that the Gin Kings padded on for the next three quarters.Slaughter and Art dela Cruz, who were both riddled with injuries in the past had 16 and 12 points to pace the locals. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China “I’m just glad we caught them early,” Cone said who faced his former ward and deputy in Jeff Cariaso.Alaska drew 22 points from reinforcement Justin Watts. Vic Manual added 14 more but was the lone local to score in twin digits for the Aces, who absorbed their second straight loss.Ginebra looks to get a streak going when it faces Phoenix on Saturday also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Lance Stephenson-led Liaoning survives Seoul to win Terrific 12 title MOST READ PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra bucked a wobbly start before hammering out a 102-83 beatdown over Alaska in the nightcap of Sunday’s PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The crowd darlings’ beloved import Justin Brownlee was in his usual prolific self, scoring 30 points and plucking down 22 boards in the Gin Kings’ conference debut.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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GWI misleads Govt on water treatment system

first_imgPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton is insisting that the Guyana Water Incorporation (GWI) denied using the controversial water purification chemical, Antinfek, in its treatment of water for public distribution; however, internal records prove that it has been used in wells at Diamond and the Soesdyke, Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara (EBD); and Bartica, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dr Norton told Guyana Times that when he contacted the water company to respond to the mounting concerns on its use of the disputable chemical, officials assured him that the substance is not being used for water treatment purposes, but is being used for testing.The Minister said he is satisfied with the explanation and has no reason to distrust the information proffered by GWI.“They are not using it to purify the water. As far as the information I got from GWI, the public is not at risk (and) I would have no reason to doubt the integrity of the officials of GWI,” he stated.Internal recordsBut internal records seen by this publication confirm that the chemical is being used to treat water in at least three majorly populated areas in the country.Minutes of meetings during March 2016 show that the Antinfek chemical will be used for new wells in several communities in Bartica.The documents from another meeting in June 2016 indicate that the well at the Linden/Soesdyke Highway will be dosed with Antinfek. In fact, the internal communications illustrate that dosing pumps were being procured for the dosing of the Antinfek chemical in the well.Additionally, the records from a July 2016 meeting show that the well at Diamond, EBD, is also being dosed with the Antinfek chemical to treat the water.Subsequently however, the Executive Director of Operations said he ceased using the Antinfek chemical to treat the water at Diamond after the Water Quality Manager indicated that the laboratory cannot test and monitor the chemical.During that meeting, the Managing Director somewhat disregarded the concerns of the Water Quality Manager, saying that she should conduct research on the use of the chemical since it is used in medical supplies across the world.At this point, officials at GWI were aware that the chemical being used to treat water wells across the country was questionable.The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Monday ordered the GWI to halt the usage of this chemical but Guyana Times was unable to ascertain whether the water company will be complying with this order since it has not publicly acknowledged that the chemical is being used.Efforts to solicit a comment from the GWI’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles on these unfolding events proved futile since he indicated his unavailability to speak because he was in a meeting when contacted at two intervals throughout the day.In its public missive on the issue, GWI said it is still using the sole disinfecting agent in all the treatment plants, while laboratory studies are being done on the use of other treatment alternatives.GWI argued that it was found that the residual concentration of chlorine has a short life span, thus it does not protect the water from re-contamination during prolonged storage.It noted that testing is being done on the chemical Antinfek but clearly from the internal communications, the substance is being used to treat water.AntinfekAntinfek is manufactured by Dovebiotech Group of Companies which describes the chemical as a powerful organic bio-polymerbased compound, effective in decontamination of water against waterborne diseases, bacterium and fungi.Internal communications show that the GWI Scientific Services Manager outlined that research suggests that the chemical was not recommended for approval for household water treatment distribution in Haiti, which had no US National Sanitary Foundation (NFS) certification for potable water use.Guyana Times understands that a Dove Biotech representative claimed that Antinfek was “approved for sale in Guyana by the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board of Guyana”. However, the Registrar at the PTCCB indicated to GWI by email that “records at the PTCCB do not show a registration/approval for this product.”Notably, the importation of this chemical requires approval by the PTCCB under the law.last_img read more

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Ferrari appeal Vettel’s demotion at the Mexican GP

first_imgFerrari say “new evidence” has come to light and they have requested the Mexican GP stewards reassess the incident.The annoucement was made just hours after FIA race director Charlie Whiting appeared at the drivers’ press conference ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian GP in which he sought to explain why Vettel and Max Verstappen had been penalised.Ferrari insist they have chosen to persue the matter “in light of its importance as a precedent for the future” after the FIA introduced a beefed-up rule at the previous race in Austin to outlaw drivers moving under braking – a regulation dubbed the ‘Verstappen rule’ following several controversial incidents involving the Dutchman this season. Vettel became the first driver to be punished under the new rule.‘Scuderia Ferrari has submitted a request to the Stewards of the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix to review their decision to penalize Sebastian Vettel for breach of Article 27.5 of the 2016 F1 Sporting Regulations as a consequence of his driving behavior in Turn 4 of lap 70,’ read a Ferrari statement.‘This has been the first application of Article 27.5 of the 2016 F1 Sporting Regulations as interpreted on the basis of the Race Director’s notes on “defensive maneuvers” and effective from the 2016 US Grand Prix.‘Scuderia Ferrari considers that a number of new elements have come to light after the decision was rendered that make the decision reviewable under Article 14.1 of the International Sporting Code.‘Scuderia Ferrari is aware that championship rankings will not change, regardless of the outcome. But in light of its importance as a precedent for the future, and in order to provide clarity in the application of the rules in future events, Scuderia Ferrari believes that the decision should be reconsidered by the Stewards’.Although Ferrari did not divulge what the “new evidence” related to, their request comes just hours after FIA race director Charlie Whiting gave a detailed explanation of several controversial judgements in the Mexican GP at the end of Thursday’s regular drivers’ press conference in Brazil.Sitting behind Whiting, Vettel insisted he had not moved to illegally block Ricciardo.“I don’t agree with the decision made,” said the Ferrari driver. “I gave enough room on the inside, l kept the car straight for the majority of the braking and in my opinion Daniel locked up so badly because there was no grip on the inside. I think it looked worse than it actually was.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (r) and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo (c). PHOTO/SKY>SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov 11 – Ferrari have asked FIA stewards to review Sebastian Vettel’s demotion in the Mexican Grand Prix.Two weeks after Vettel was relegated from third to fifth after being adjudged to have moved under braking defending against Daniel Ricciardo.last_img read more

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Predator drone test flights to start today

first_imgPilots from NASA and Ikhana manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. operate the aircraft from a ground control station at the Dryden Flight Research Center. The aircraft is owned by NASA. The flights will continue through September. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – An unmanned Predator B aircraft with a sensor that can pierce heavy smoke to aid in mapping the course of a wildfire will take off today from Edwards Air Force Base as part of a series of test flights. The operation, a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Forest Service, can collect data continuously for up to 24 hours. Today’s flight, controlled from Edwards, will take the craft to Idaho and is expected to last about 20 hours, according to a NASA statement. The aircraft is a scientifically focused version of the already-proven Predator technology, complete with a sensor that can detect temperature differences from less than one-half degree to about 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Detailed thermal imagery of wildfires can be sent real-time anywhere in the world through a satellite data link. NASA calls its version of the aircraft “Ikhana,” a name derived from a Native American Choctaw word that means intelligent, conscious or aware. The Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards completed a six-month process to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA allowing Ikhana to fly wildfire-sensing missions in the national air space of the western states. During the first flight — which occurred Aug. 16 — the propeller- powered Predator took images of the Zaca Fire in Santa Barbara County and other blazes in the state. The aircraft flew more than 1,200 miles in a 10-hour period. “The images from the flight demonstrated that this technology has a future in helping us fight wildland fires,” stated Zaca incident commander Mike Dietrich. “We could see little on the ground since the fire was generating a lot of smoke and burning in a very remote and inaccessible area.” He said the technology “captured images through the smoke and provided real time information on what the fire was doing.” last_img read more

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Arsenal boost! Bayern star would prefer Gunners move over Liverpool

first_img1 Mario Gotze: The Germany international joined Bayern Munich in 2013 Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze is open to joining Arsenal.The 23-year-old is ready to leave the German capital this summer after making just 14 Bundesliga appearances last season.Liverpool have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder – who has been included in Germany’s Euro 2016 squad – with Jurgen Klopp keen to link up with his former pupil.However, according to SportBild, Gotze would prefer a move to a Arsenal or another Champions League club.He is keen on the idea of playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid as well as the Gunners, but he reportedly believes a move to Liverpool would be a step down from Bayern.last_img

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Arsenal ‘target Man United and Chelsea stars’ to replace Holding in January

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Holding’s season, which started brilliantly, has been cut short 3 3 REVEALED Arsenal have targeted Manchester United’s Eric Bailly and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill as they seek to replace the injured Rob Holding in January, according to reports.Holding ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United last week, and the centre-back is expected to be out of action for the remainder of the season. huge blow The 23-year-old had done remarkably well to establish himself a key figure under Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, starting nine Premier League matches in a row before suffering his serious injury.Despite Laurent Koscielny edging closer to a comeback from his own extended absence due to an Achilles problem, Emery and his staff want to bring a new centre-half to the Emirates in January.And, according to ESPN, the Gunners are keeping a close eye on two of their Premier League rivals with under a month to go until the transfer window reopens on January 1. ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Bailly has emerged as a target of Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 Cahill could also be a short-term fix for the Gunners REVEALED Latest Football News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Manchester United, on the other hand, want to keep hold of Bailly. The Old Trafford club are believed to be open to selling Argentina international Marcos Rojo, however. Bailly, the Ivory Coast international, is reportedly frustrated at Manchester United having fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho, while Cahill, a multiple trophy winner with Chelsea, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge next month ahead of becoming a free agent at the end of the season. no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea want to reward Cahill for his excellent service since joining the Blues in 2012, and they will not stand in the way of a loan move which will signal the end of his career with the west Londoners; Chelsea did similar when Petr Cech joined Arsenal in 2015. shining last_img read more

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Transfer Talk: Celtic bid for Villa winger, Heskey turns down Hibs

first_imgJoe Allen, Steven Gerrard and Andre Wisdom are just a few of the players who have been linked with a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic. Now there’s another name to add to the list.The new Hoops boss will launch a bid for Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair, with the player looking to make a move after the Birmingham club’s relegation to the English Championship.Elsewhere, Emile Heskey has revealed that he turned down an offer from Neil Lennon to play for Hibernian next season.Keith Lasley has signed a new contract at Motherwell, while Derek McInnes insists Jonny Hayes won’t be leaving Aberdeen this summer. It’s all in today’s Transfer Talk.last_img

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JIM NABORS TO SING ‘INDIANA’ AT IMS FOR THE FINAL TIME AT 2014 INDIANAPOLIS 500

first_imgBeloved actor-entertainer and legendary Indianapolis 500 icon Jim Nabors will sing “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ” for the final time prior to the start of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.Nabors’ rendition of the song became a beloved tradition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” since he first performed it in 1972. Always accompanied by the Purdue “All American” Marching Band and thousands of fans singing in unison throughout the massive facility, Nabors has performed the song 34 times in person at IMS. “The first time that I ever sang at the Indy 500 in 1972, the warmth I got from the crowd immediately made me become a lifetime Hoosier; and I’ve always cherished it,” Nabors said. “I’ll see you all in May; but I’ve come to the conclusion that my health doesn’t permit me to travel very much anymore. So I’ll be retiring from singing ‘Back Home Again’ at the Indy 500 after this year.“I want to give a special thanks to everyone; and particularly the Hulman George family, who have a special place in my heart and are my wonderful friends. I’ve loved every minute of it.”Nabors, 83, has performed at the Indianapolis 500 every year since 1987 with the exception of 2007 and 2012 races that he missed due to illness. A rendition of the song he performed at his home in Hawaii was played on the video screens at IMS prior to the 2012 race to the delight of his countless fans in attendance and millions watching on worldwide television.“There are many special moments leading up to the start of the Indianapolis 500, but one of the most anticipated every year is when Jim Nabors sings ‘Back Home Again in Indiana,”‘ said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “This year will be even more special as Indianapolis 500 fans will cheer not only for what the song means but for what Jim Nabors has meant to the Indianapolis 500.”The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will honor and thank Nabors for his years of performance in several ways during Indianapolis 500 race weekend that will be announced at a later date. Fans are encouraged to tell their Nabors stories at  IMS.com/WeAllHaveAStory.The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not announce a future plan for the “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” performance until after this year’s Indianapolis 500.“We want the focus for this year to be on celebrating Jim’s final performance at Indianapolis,” said Boles.”The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 25.Watch Jim Nabors Performance at the 2013 Indianapolis 500***2014 ticket information: Ticket information is available for the four events in 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 98th Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.Fans can order tickets at  www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.last_img read more

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2017 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge Matchups Announced

first_imgThe Big Ten and Atlantic Coast conferences unveil the 14 games that will comprise the 11th annual challenge.For the 11th consecutive season, two of the nation’s premier women’s basketball conference will square off for hardwood bragging rights, as the matchups for the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced Wednesday.The annual challenge, which is scheduled to continue through the 2020-21 season, offers 14 high-quality matchups for the fourth consecutive season. Wednesday, Nov. 29Florida State at IowaMaryland at VirginiaNotre Dame at MichiganMinnesota at North CarolinaWisconsin at Pittsburgh The Challenge takes place over two days in late November, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 29, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Rutgers playing host to ACC counterparts, while Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin venture on the road. The following night (Thursday, Nov. 30), Illinois, Indiana and Penn State will serve as host schools, while Michigan State, Northwestern and Purdue will play at ACC sites.The ACC earned last year’s Challenge title by a 9-5 count after the Big Ten and ACC played to 7-7 ties during the previous two seasons (2014 and 2015). Last year, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State and Purdue registered wins for the Big Ten.The Big Ten and ACC offices collaborate to determine the Challenge schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge rotates each year. The 2017 event will be referred to as the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences’ Challenge agreements for men’s basketball and softball.The Big Ten and the ACC have been among the most competitive conferences on the national women’s basketball landscape for many years. The Big Ten sent four schools to the NCAA Tournament in 2017, as Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue all advanced to the national tournament, with Maryland and Ohio State reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Four other Big Ten squads (Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Penn State) participated in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), with Michigan winning its first WNIT championship with an 89-79 triple-overtime win over ACC member Georgia Tech in the title game. Last season, the ACC saw seven women’s basketball programs selected to the NCAA Tournament, while four ACC schools competed in the WNIT.Game times, as well as television and streaming video coverage, for this year’s Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge will be announced at a later date. The complete schedule of home/away matchups can be found below.center_img Thursday, Nov. 30Virginia Tech at IllinoisLouisville at IndianaMichigan State at MiamiClemson at NebraskaNorthwestern at SyracuseOhio State at DukeWake Forest at Penn StatePurdue at Georgia TechN.C. State at Rutgerslast_img read more

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