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‘Junk dealer’ establishes questionable operations in Atlantic Gardens

first_img– NDC launches investigationResidents of Atlantic Gardens are peeved at what appears to be the unlawful establishment of a ‘junkyard’ at Lot 169 Azalea Avenue, Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara.Guyana Times recently visited the location and saw what appeared to be several dilapidated heavy-duty trucks parked on the Government reserve precariously close to the main roadway and old rotted truck cabins, trays, chassis and other vehicular parts on the once lush green plot.Parked trucks in Atlantic GardensParts of dismantled trucksOne visibly upset resident explained that he managed to get the Overseer of the La Bonne Intention/Better Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Shevonne Savory, to visit the site and inspect the operations.He related that the Overseer confirmed that what was occurring was illegal and the NDC would take steps to have the operations removed.More than a month later, the situation has gotten worse.Residents are peeved at the eyesore the business has become, the apparent loss of affluence and value in their properties, as some even questioned whether Atlantic Gardens was still a residential area.Other residents took the opportunity to lambaste the NDC for not fulfilling its mandate of collecting garbage, weeding the drains and for turning a blind eye to littering in addition to condoning this disgrace.Upon enquiry, one resident mentioned that the owner of the property upon which the operations was established was only known as “Fat Man” and he owned a spare parts dealership situated opposite Apex School on the Public Road.Residents are claiming that the ‘junkyard’ would become a haven for thieves and animals, had the potential to be a public health hazard by adding to already unsanitary conditions, while polluting the environment with rubbish, which was already evident on the southern parapet, as well as obstruct traffic and pose a fire hazard through the use of welding torches to cut the metal.The daily traversing of heavy-duty vehicles was seen as bringing further destruction to the already severely potholed roads and damaged parapets.Damage to the parapets was clearly visible when Guyana Times visited, as heavy machinery was rolling upon the reserves to manipulate their overweight and over-sized cargo into position.InvestigationsThe Overseer who initially visited the site and suspected the operations to be illegal has resigned from her post with the NDC.NDC Chairman Zamin Shaw, when contacted, explained that an investigation was ongoing into the matter and assured residents that all steps were being taken to address the issue.Shaw said the NDC was unable to ascertain the owner of the property; however, a notice to clear the roadways was dispatched to a caretaker who often visited the property.Currently, the NDC is awaiting a response.Moreover, the Chairman said he was in the process of seeking advice from technical personnel on how to proceed with the matter, since not much substantial information has been gathered on the operations.last_img read more

CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory Campaign Highlights Missing Tanzanian Journalist

first_imgTanzanian freelance journalist, Azory Gwanda, was last seen by his family and friends on November 21, 2017.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Monday, April 8 launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of a Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as Friday, April 5, 2019, marks 500 days since he was last seen.The campaign intends to raise awareness about Gwanda, and will call on Tanzanian authorities to carry out a credible investigation and publicly account for his fate. Supporters can participate by sharing the hashtags #WhereIsAzory and #MrudisheniAzory on social media.“Azory Gwanda is a freelance journalist reporting about his community, and he must not become just another statistic,” said Angela Quintal, CPJ’s Africa program coordinator.“Through this campaign, we want to ensure that Gwanda’s case becomes a priority for the Tanzanian authorities, and that we get much-needed answers about what really happened to him. Until that time, Tanzanian journalists will not feel safe,” Quintal said in a statement posted on CPJ’s website.Gwanda was last seen by his family and friends on November 21, 2017, according to CPJ research. He told his wife, Anna Pinoni, that he was taking an emergency trip, and would return the next day, but since then, his whereabout has remained unknown.In an interview with Mwananchi newspaper, Pinoni said she thought her husband’s disappearance might be linked to his work reporting on a series of mysterious killings in Tanzania’s Coast region, a view shared by others with whom CPJ has spoken.In Tanzania, journalists and media outlets are wary of retaliation if they are too vocal about Gwanda’s case. When two CPJ representatives were detained overnight and interrogated in Tanzania last year, they were specifically asked about their interest in Gwanda. His disappearance comes amid declining press freedom in the country, including government-ordered media shutdowns, fines, restrictive regulations, and arbitrary arrests of journalists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who ate at Palm Court but refused to pay charged

first_imgA man who ordered from Palm Court food worth more than $20,000, including chicken wings and nuggets, found himself on Monday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman after he refused to honour his debt.Thirty-two-year-old Oswin Randy Archer of Third Avenue, Bartica denied that on March 6, 2018 at Main Street, Georgetown, he incurred debt at Palm Court by obtaining credit of $21,000 by purchasing Hennessey shots, Guinness, chicken nuggets and wings etc, for which he refused to pay.Archer has also been charged for using a taxi to take him to several locations, including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), on March 7, but refusing to pay for the service.The taxi Archer used was owned and driven by Jamilla Dazzle.Moreover, Archer was charged for stealing Dazzle’s Blu cell phone, valued $39,000, on the day that he used her taxi.Archer explained to the court that he has arranged to pay the Palm Court Restaurant and Bar, but is unaware of the other charges against him.A representative of Palm Court was present in Court, and denied that there was any arrangement with the defendant in regard to payment.As Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to Archer being placed on bail, he was granted bail in the sum of $160,000, and the matter has been set for recall on March 29 2018.last_img read more

Flyers with big hill to climb after game two loss to Grimshaw

first_imgShots in the contest were 35-29 in favour of the Huskies.Game three goes Thursday night in Grimshaw with the series returning to Fort St. John for game four on Saturday night. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers have their work cut out for them if they plan on advancing to the North Peace Hockey League finals. Following a 3-1 loss to the Grimshaw Huskies Tuesday night the Flyers find themselves down 2-0 in the best of seven semifinal series with two of the next three games on the road in Grimshaw.The Flyers got off to a solid start in game two as they converted on a two on one rush early in the first to take the lead. They’d hold the advantage for most of the period but a late goal off of a couple of deflections tied the game for Grimshaw.With the momentum after the late goal in the first the Huskies went out in front in the second as they capitalized on a two on one rush of their own. A defensive lapse by the Flyers late in the frame put Grimshaw up by two at 3-1.- Advertisement -The third was a struggle for Fort St. John as they tried to get back into the game. Issues with breakout passes and an inability to create scoring chances did the team in as they were unable to get any closer.Considering the offensive outburst by both sides in game one, Flyers head coach Andrew Leriger felt the tone of game two was dictated by the teams making a more concerted effort to lock down defensively.“I think after Saturday’s game when it was more of a run and gun style game, both teams clamped down a little bit in their zone. We fell victim to a little bit of puck luck. [We] hit a couple of posts. It could have been either way at the end of the night,” he said.Advertisement For as well as Fort St. John did on the road in the regular season it’s been the complete opposite for the playoffs. The team is 0-3 on the road in the post-season so far, a stat that will clearly need to change going forward.“We’ve got to learn how to win a game on the road. We went from having our best record on the road in the regular season to not winning a game on the road. They have to figure out a way to win on the road; we’re going to have to win two in their barn now,” Leriger said.Travis McLean got the surprise start in goal for game two and the argument could be made he deserved a better fate as he made a number of difficult saves from in close throughout the contest. Leriger said it was the plan regardless of game one’s outcome to give McLean the start, and added considering his performance it’s up in the air who will be between the pipes in game three.The lone goal for the Flyers was scored by Jeff Shipton.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man City eye record bid for French defender Laporte

first_imgLaporte — whose move reportedly would be dependent on Mangala moving on — would provide cover for present first-choice pairing England international John Stones and Argentinian Nicolas Otamendi.According to The Sun and the BBC, Guardiola favours investing that amount in Laporte — who has yet to win a senior France cap though he was called up for two 2018 World Cup qualifiers — than spending around £24million on rivals West Bromwich Albion’s 30-year-old Northern Irish central defender Jonny Evans.City’s current transfer record is £55million. They paid VfL Wolfsburg for Belgian international Kevin de Bruyne in 2015.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aymeric Laporte reportedly has a £57million ($81million) release clause in his contract with Athletic Bilbao © AFP/File / Nicolas TucatLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Highly-regarded French defender Aymeric Laporte could become runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City’s record signing according to British media reports on Thursday.The 23-year-old centre-back — who has been at Athletic Bilbao since he was 16 — would cost City £57million ($81million) owing to a release clause in his contract at Bilbao but would resolve a problematic area for manager Pep Guardiola where veteran Vincent Kompany is injury-prone and Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala has not impressed.last_img read more

Bayern must be fearless against Real- Robben

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Apr 22 – Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.Bayern host Real at Munich’s Allianz Arena in Wednesday’s blockbuster semi-final, first leg, in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in each leg of the 2017 quarters, after Bayern had failed to capitalise on their chances at home, as Real won 6-3 on aggregate.“Last year we did not do well in the home game and played with a bit of fear,” said Robben.“That should not happen on Wednesday.“We’ll be ready. They can also be vulnerable and we can go into the game with our heads high.”A year ago, Bayern lost the first-leg 2-1 in Munich, then went down 4-2 away.In Munich, Arturo Vidal scored early for Bayern, but then failed to convert a penalty with the Germans controlling the game and Real on the ropes.However the match turned as Ronaldo netted two second-half goals and Bayern had Javi Martinez sent off for a second booking.Bayern went down fighting in the return, losing 4-2 away having played extra time with a man down after Vidal was sent off late on and Ronaldo wrapped up his hat-trick.The Germans face a daunting task again.Madrid have won their last five matches against Bayern, scoring 13 goals and conceding four in the process, and are bidding to win the Champions League for the third straight season.It is easy to understand any nervousness in Bayern’s ranks facing superstar Ronaldo.Real’s goal-machine has hit seven goals in his last three appearances against Bayern.The Portugal superstar has scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season alone.Real had no match this weekend, but Bundesliga champions Bayern warmed up with a 3-0 win at Hanover.Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both came off the bench to score second-half goals.Bayern fancy their chances against Real.Lewandowski, their top-scorer who was injured for last season’s first leg against Real, has hit 39 goals, compared to Ronaldo’s 42, in all competitions in 2017/18.Bayern have scored 14 times in their last three games — with Lewandowski and Mueller claiming four goals each.“The chances (against Real Madrid) look good,” said Mueller.“We’ve hit a purple patch and the game is coming at the right time.“I’m sure we won’t be gifted anything, but there’s something in the air right now.”Jupp Heynckes, who led Bayern to their 2013 treble, wants a place in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev before stepping down as head coach.Just as he did in 2013, the 72-year-old could bow out with the treble.Bayern have already secured a sixth straight Bundesliga title and are into the German Cup final on May 19.“We have the big goal of moving into the final,” said Heynckes who will be replaced by Eintracht Frankfurt’s Niko Kovac next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bush: U.S. ‘does not torture people’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“The administration can’t have it both ways,” Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, the West Virginia Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement after the president’s remarks. “I’m tired of these games.” In two separate legal opinions written in 2005, the Justice Department authorized the CIA to barrage terror suspects with a combination of painful physical and psychological tactics, including head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures. The memorandums were written just months after a Justice Department opinion in December 2004 declared torture “abhorrent.” Administration officials have confirmed the existence of the classified opinions, but will not make them public, saying only that they approved techniques that were “tough, safe, necessary and lawful.” On Friday, the deputy White House press secretary, Tony Fratto, took The Times to task for publishing the information, saying the newspaper had compromised America’s security. “I’ve had the awful responsibility to have to work with The New York Times and other news organizations on stories that involve the release of classified information,” Fratto said. “And I could tell you that every time I’ve dealt with any of these stories, I have felt that we have chipped away at the safety and security of America with the publication of this information.” WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, reacting to a congressional uproar over the disclosure of secret Justice Department legal opinions permitting the harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects, on Friday defended the methods, declaring, “This government does not torture people.” The remarks, Bush’s first public comments on the memorandums, came at a hastily arranged Oval Office appearance before reporters. It was billed as a talk on the economy, but after heralding new job statistics, Bush shifted course to a subject he does not often publicly discuss: a once-secret Central Intelligence Agency program to detain and interrogate high-profile terror suspects. “I have put this program in place for a reason, and that is to better protect the American people,” the president said, without mentioning the CIA by name. “And when we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we’re going to detain them, and you bet we’re going to question them – because the American people expect us to find out information – actionable intelligence so we can help protect them. That’s our job.” Without confirming the existence of the memorandums or discussing the explicit techniques they authorized, Bush said the government’s interrogation methods had been “fully disclosed to appropriate members of Congress.” But his comments only provoked another round of recriminations on Capitol Hill, as Democrats ratcheted up their demands to see the classified memorandums, first reported Thursday by The New York Times. 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


first_imgA judge at the Crown Court in Derry has told a former Irish army soldier that it is inevitable he will go to jail after biting the nose off an Algerian man in the city centre last year.Barry Fitzgerald, 23, from Doire House in Carrigans pleaded guilty to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent on his 35-year-old victim in an unprovoked attack outside a fast food takeaway in Waterloo Street on 14 April, 2013.UTV reports that after biting his victim’s nose off, Fitzgerald then spat it onto the floor of the man’s car. Following his guilty plea to the charge, Fitzgerald resigned from his position in the Irish army last May. He was based at Finner Camp at the time of the offence.Fitzgerald was released on bail last September pending sentencing this September coming. As part of his bail conditions, he was banned from entering Derry.However, his solicitor applied to Judge Philip Babington to have the ban lifted.The barrister said Fitzgerald had been shortlisted for a job interview as a kitchen porter in a local restaurant because he wanted to earn money before he’s sentenced.Granting the unopposed application, Judge Babington said it was inevitable Fitzgerald would be going to jail.He said no doubt Fitzgerald would give “full disclosure to his potential employer with regards to his present position.”DONEGAL SOLDIER FACES JAIL AFTER BITING NOSE OFF MAN IN SAVAGE ATTACK was last modified: July 8th, 2014 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:Barry FitzgeraldCarrigansdonegaljailnosesoldierlast_img read more

Crystal Palace star rejects £120-a-week contract amid Tottenham interest

first_img Zaha could be on his way out this summer 1 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland According to the Sun, Palace will now make their star player an improved offer, just 15 months after he signed a bumper five-year deal worth £100,000-a-week.The Ivory Coast international has a desire to prove himself among the big six after he failed to make an impression at Manchester Untied.Zaha moved to Old Trafford for £15m in 2013 but it only took half a season before he was loaned out to Cardiff.The following season saw him return to Palace on loan before the deal was made permanent.Since then, Zaha has become one of the most electrifying players in the Premier League and has captured the attention of the top six yet again.Spurs are leading the race to sign him, but Palace won’t let him leave for less than £70m. RANKED LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Wilfried Zaha has rejected a lucrative new contract with Crystal Palace, according to reports.The deal would see the winger paid £120,000-a-week but Zaha has claimed he wants to test himself at a ‘big club’, with Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund eyeing him up. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets moving on targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND REVEALED last_img read more

‘Just sack Jose’ – Some Man United fans on Twitter react badly to their starting XI

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars In a game with the Red Devils should, in theory win, supporters can’t quite understand the lack of creativity in midfield, with Juan Mata and Fred on the bench, and Andreas Pereira not even in the squad.It’s certainly riled up fans on social media with many on Twitter debating the nuances of Mourinho’s selection.However, it appears many are frustrated by what they deem as a negative team taking to the field at the London Stadium.You can see what some Manchester United fans have been saying below. REVEALED silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury I cant believe what im seeing! Fred on the bench when he was the best on the pitch last week mctominay starting. Alexis completly out. Young in for Dalot when Dalot has played realy well the two games hes played. Start ruining my weekend again thanks !!!— ManUfanDG (@ManUfanDG) September 29, 2018 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho REVEALED Seven games in and we’re already back to McTominay and Fellaini lmao. It’s really as bad as it can get now. Just sack Jose. I’m sick of his face.— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) September 29, 2018 Those wanting Pogba out of the club better be ready to wake up to McTominay Fellaini and Matic as a midfield three.— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) September 24, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Scott McTominay. I could understand playing a stodgy midfielder in a big game to put in a hard graft, do lots of running, even do a man marking role. But we’ll have the majority of possession v West Ham and need creativity. 3 better midfielders on the bench. Crazy. #mufc— Charlie Tang (@CharlieMWTang) September 29, 2018 Matic-McTominay double pivot in front of Fellaini looks like haram. Zero mobility.— Big Daddy Gersh (@__gershom) September 29, 2018 deals huge blow Ahh Mourinho confirming the Moyes Era feeling by starting a makeshift RB, 4 central midfielders including the consistently useless McTominay vs a relegation battling side. Terrible selection even with Martial deservedly in the side. #mufc— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) September 29, 2018center_img Why isn’t Ander starting? Why is Young RB? Why is McTominay starting? I have no many questions but Martial madness incoming— rhi (@RhiLingz) September 29, 2018 McTominay, Fellaini AND Matic in the starting lineup?Man, Mourinho is really riling me up this season. Does he actually WANT us to look like cows? #WHUMUN— Shomela (@Sidingo_M) September 29, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining 1 no dice Mctominay is not a better player than herreraMctominay is not a better player than herreraMctominay is not a better player than herreraMctominay is not a better player than herreraMctominay is not a better player than herreraMctominay is not a better player than herreraMtcw— A-JAY🤑🤑 (@AJ_Bilz) September 29, 2018 gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January It’s never dull as a Manchester United fan at the moment and they’re upset again after seeing Jose Mourinho’s team to play West Ham.We already knew Paul Pogba was starting but not many expected to see him in a midfielder which also included Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini. Latest Premier League News REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more