Father of 2 feared drowned after going missing at Kingston Seawall

first_imgA father of two is now missing and presumed dead after he went missing at the Kingston Seawall late Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred sometime about 19:30h.Dead is 22-year-old Dharshan Mohabir, called “Ravi”, of Second Street, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).According to reports, Mohabir had gone with a group of friends to play cricket in the National Park on Sunday. However, after the game, they decided to go to theMissing: Dharshan “Ravi” MohabirSeawall for a swim.Mohabir’s friends claimed that while in the water, they saw him going down under the water and he appeared to be drowning. However, none of the four were unable to go to his rescue owing to rough waves.After he was not seen for some time, the Police were summoned, and his family informed.The four friends were taken into custody for questioning by the Police.The search continues for Mohabir’s body.He leaves to mourn his wife and two children, aged one and two, as well as other relatives and friends.last_img read more

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Jagdeo deems coalition Govt unconstitutional, usurper of power

first_imgIn light of Chief Justice Roxane George refusing to set a date by which constitutionally-due early elections ought to be held, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has declared that his party – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) — will now view the coalition Government as unconstitutional.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAt his weekly press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo explained that this position is being taken since the December 21, 2018 passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) triggered early elections within three months, and since there was no extension by the National Assembly to extend this timeline as required, then General and Regional Elections ought to have been held by March 21, 2019.“My new position in the PPP and based on this new ruling… [is] since March 21 of this year, the Government has been practicing unconstitutional rule. It has been a usurper of power in Guyana. It has acted outside of the provision of our Constitution. We were prepared to allow this to happen after September 18; to be generous and say after September 18, you go into unconstitutional rule. But if they think this ruling helps now, well it only reiterated what we already know that the Government has been a usurper of power since March 21,” Jagdeo posited.According to the Opposition Leader, this now means that every deal and agreement made by the coalition since then will become null and void.Some members of Cabinet“So I saw they’re extending the oil contract – CGX got an extension and I want to say to CGX that that extension is not valid because it was done in a period when we have a caretaker government. I’ve already made it clear that the daily sale of land and all of these things that are being practicing, and not through public processes, are all illegal. And, this is not from June 18 or September 18 but from March 21,” he asserted.Chief Justice (ag)Roxane GeorgeOn Wednesday, Chief Justice Roxane George dismissed an application filed by Christopher Ram, who challenged the constitutionality of ongoing House-to-House Registration and asked the Court to compel the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, and others to hold elections on or before September 18, which is three months since the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) validated the passage of the NCM against the Government.However, the Chief Justice noted that like the Trinidad-based regional Court ruled, the High Court cannot set a date by which elections ought to be held and that the conduct of House-to-House Registration is not illegal.But she did note that it would be unconstitutional for the registration exercise to remove qualified persons from the voters’ list for reasons other than death or those disqualified under Article 159 (2), (3), or (4).Pointing out that the “right to vote and the right to be registered to vote are sacrosanct”, the High Court Judge said “residence requirements from citizens are no longer a qualification for registration”. This means that persons cannot be removed from the list if they do not re-register, or if they are not in the jurisdiction or otherwise not at their residence during the registration exercise.According to the Opposition Leader, this is a victory for the Opposition, which had joined in on Ram’s legal challenge.“As far as we’re concerned, we achieved the purpose of what we set out to do, that is, to not have Guyanese de-registered by this APNU-led government. They would’ve done this; developed a flawed list, left out thousands of Guyanese, add in some fake names, and then rushed the elections through. That was their aim… but this [ruling] has thwarted that. They can’t touch the database, the NRR (National Register of Registrants)… So it’s a momentous victory, people don’t see that. And it’s not for the PPP, it’s for the Guyanese electorate,” Jagdeo contended.Furthermore, the Chief Justice had ruled too that while it is not up to the court to determine whether House-to-House should be held, it is not the only option available to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to update the current list. The Court said it is up to the Elections Commission to determine a way forward within the confines of the constitutional provisions.But GECOM at a meeting on Thursday did not come up with any decisions on the holding of early elections, saying that it will await the court’s ruling later this month on a similar case challenging the House-to-House exercise before deciding on the way forward.However, Jagdeo contended that the ongoing registration should be scrapped and the elections body should move to an extended Claims and Objections period during which new qualified persons can get registered.“That is what is required at this point in time, and urgently so, because we’re not operating in the normal elections cycle as the Chief Justice pointed out,” the Opposition Leader stated.last_img read more

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Republican replaces fair board Democrat

first_imgCarter-Ward, 43, of Quartz Hill, has served on the fair board since 2004. She has owned Deana’s Equipment Rental since 1984. Carter-Ward also has served as a consultant for Reclaimed Aggregates since 2004. She is a longtime volunteer at the Antelope Valley Fair. She is a Republican. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Parker, president of the Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force, had reapplied for the post but did not get reappointed. Parker said “partisan politics” was evident in the governor’s decision that leaves only one Democrat on the fair board. Parker was appointed along with three other Democrats in 2003, including two current and former staffers for then Los Angeles Councilman-elect Antonio Villaraigosa. Their appointments represented a change for the board that for decades had consisted predominantly of Republicans and local business people. The governor’s office denied there was politics involved. Eckley is a member of the Lancaster West Rotary and Antelope Valley Zonta Club. Schwarzenegger also announced the reappointment of Deana Carter-Ward. LANCASTER – A manager for a Palmdale department store has been named to the Antelope Valley Fair board of directors. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced last week the appointment of Celeste Eckley, 43, of Palmdale, who has been a manager for Dillard’s department store since 1999. “I am excited about serving the community and thought it would be a lot of fun to be on the fair board,” Eckley said Tuesday. Eckley, a Republican, replaces Darren Parker, who had been appointed in 2003 by ousted Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat. last_img read more

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Americans not eating enough fruits, veggies

first_imgATLANTA – Fewer than a third of American adults eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, a trend that’s remained steady for more than a decade, health officials said Thursday. That’s “well below” the government’s goal of getting 75percent of Americans to eat two servings of fruits and having half of the population consume three servings of vegetables each day by 2010, said Dr. Larry Cohen of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The diet survey, part of a huge federal health survey of every state, is based on responses from 305,000 adults in 2005. It indicates the country is only about halfway toward meeting its healthy eating goal three years from now. “We’re really concerned with the lack of success in meeting these national goals,” said Cohen, who works in CDC’s nutrition and physical activity division. Although the rate of fruit and vegetable consumption has remained unchanged since 1994, health officials said the goal is still within reach. Specifically, the survey showed that 27percent of adults ate vegetables three times a day, and about 33percent ate fruit twice a day. A serving size is a half-cup for most fruits and vegetables, one cup for leafy greens. Senior citizens were more likely than others to follow Mom’s advice to eat more veggies, with slightly more than a third of that group eating three or more servings each day. Younger adults, age 18 to 24, ate the fewest vegetables. Nearly four-fifths of that age category scraped the veggies to the side of their plates – if they had vegetables on the plate at all. Likewise, seniors also ate the most fruit, with nearly 46percent eating two or more servings of fruit daily. People age 35 to 44 ate fruit the least, with fewer than 28percent eating the recommended amount daily. Cohen said future surveys will ask people what other foods they are eating. 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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Text of e-mails sent to staff, students by Virginia Tech

first_imgTimeline and text of e-mails sent out Monday by Virginia Tech to students and staff after the first 911 call at 7:15 a.m. reporting a shooting in West Ambler Johnston dormitory: _ e-mail sent at 9:26 a.m.: Subject: Shooting on campus. “A shooting incident occurred at West Amber Johnston earlier this morning. Police are on the scene and are investigating. “The university community is urged to be cautious and are asked to contact Virginia Tech Police if you observe anything suspicious or with information on the case. Contact Virginia Tech Police at 231-6411 “Stay attuned to the www.vt.edu. We will post as soon as we have more information.” _ 9:15 a.m.: Approximate time of second shooting at Norris Hall. _ e-mail sent at 9:50 a.m.: Subject: PLease stay put “A gunman is loose on campus. Stay in buildings until further notice. Stay away from all windows” _ third e-mail sent at 10:17 a.m.: Subject: All Classes Canceled; Stay where you are “Virginia Tech has canceled all classes. Those on campus are asked to remain where there are, lock their doors and stay away from windows. Persons off campus are asked not to come to campus.” _ fourth e-mail sent at 10:53 a.m.: Subject: Second Shooting Reported; Police have one gunman in custody “In addition to an earlier shooting today in West Ambler Johnston, there has been a multiple shooting with multiple victims in Norris Hall. “Police and EMS are on the scene. “Police have one shooter in custody and as part of routine police procedure, they continue to search for a second shooter. “All people in university buildings are required to stay inside until further notice. “All entrances to campus are closed.” ___ Source: Virginia Tech 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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Kroenke makes Sh230bn offer to take Arsenal full ownership

first_img“KSE believes moving to private ownership will bring the benefits of a single owner better able to move quickly in furtherance of the club’s strategy and ambitions,” it said.“KSE is a committed, long-term owner of the club”.But the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) said it was a “dreadful” day for the club, adding it was too important to be owned by one person.Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL, has been a part-owner of Arsenal since 2007, gradually increasing his stake in the club.Uzbekistan-born Usmanov, who made his fortune in the steel industry, has reportedly made previous unsuccessful bids to take control of the club.He was critical of Kroenke’s passive ownership style, a sentiment increasingly echoed by Arsenal fans, unhappy with what they see as the board’s willingness to settle for on-field mediocrity so long as commercial stability was maintained.Under takeover rules, if Usmanov accepts the offer it would trigger the sale of the remaining minority shareholders’ shares — many have preserved a small holding for decades — and place the club under the private control of Kroenke.“We at KSE are moving forward with this offer leading to 100 percent ownership of the club,” Kroenke said in the LSE statement.Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke congratulates midfielder Mesut Ozil after the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 27, 2017“We appreciate Mr Usmanov’s dedication to the Arsenal Football Club and the storied ethos and history the club represents.”Further details of the all-cash offer will be published by KSE later on Tuesday, it said.But the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust set out its opposition to the proposed move.“Stan Kroenke taking the club private will see the end of supporters owning shares in Arsenal and their role upholding custodianship values,” it said in a statement.“The AST is also extremely concerned to note that this purchase is being funded by a loan,” it added.“The most dreadful part of this announcement is the news that Kroenke plans to forcibly purchase the shares held by Arsenal fans. Many of these fans are AST members and hold their shares not for value but as custodians who care for the future of the club.”Arsenal, who finished sixth last season, launch their 2018-19 Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City on Sunday under new manager Unai Emery.The former Paris Saint-Germain manager replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in May.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke (2nd L) looks on from the executive boxes during his team’s Premier League game against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in LondonLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7 – Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on Tuesday announced an offer to take full ownership of the Premier League club in a deal worth Sh230bn ($2.3 billion).The American sports mogul, who already owns 67 percent of the club through his company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), has reached a deal with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov for the sale of his 30 percent stake, according to a statement to the London Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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North Peace Cultural Centre presents ‘Arts Stars-Home for Christmas’

first_imgThere will be three featured artists including, Emily Fraser, Vancouver costume designer, Shannon May, a professional dancer and choreographer and Elysa Cruz, who is training in Musical Theatre at Sheridan College in Toronto. Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm, this special gathering is an evening of conversation. The topic is about what inspired artists to pursuit an Arts career, the highlights of working in the Arts sector and tips on how to get noticed and move ahead. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Cultural Centre (NPCC) presents ‘Arts Stars-Home for Christmas’.center_img – Advertisement -Everyone is invited to share their experiences and learn more about working in the Arts, shares the NPCC.last_img

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Portugal v Morocco: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, key player, more

first_imgThe 2018 World Cup is in full swing and all of the matches have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Wednesday, there are another three games, the first of which sees Portugal take on Morocco from Moscow. 4 The Luzhniki Stadium will host Portugal v Morocco Key players:Portugal: After the hat-trick against Spain, no-one but Cristiano Ronaldo could be named Portugal’s key player. Santos’ cautious approach means Ronaldo must take on a majority of Selecao’s attacking play, and goals will be hard to come by if he is not playing. He netted 15 times in qualifying, almost 50 per cent of Portugal’s entire goal haul, but he does spread them around; he found the net in seven of the nine games in which he played. 4 Portugal striker Andre Silva talks to the press ahead of their match with Morocco. 4center_img Team news:There are no injury worries for Portugal following their opening encounter but Bruno Alves may come in for Jose Fonte, while Bruno Fernandes could also miss out after a poor match against Spain.Meanwhile, Morocco will be without concussed star Nordin Amrabat, while Nabil Dirar remains absent with a prior injury,What the players are saying:Andre Silva (Portugal): “I consider Portugal stronger than Morocco, but the game will not be easy. Morocco has merit.” Morocco: Netherlands-born Hakim Ziyech caused a stir when he declared he would represent Morocco despite playing for the Dutch at every youth level from Under-19 up. The playmaker made the decision in 2015, and he has since won 14 caps and scored an impressive eight goals in that time frame. The 25-year-old must make a bigger impact than he did against Iran if he intends to resurrect his country’s campaign.Predicted line-ups:Portugal: Rui Patricio, Pepe, Raphael, Fonte, Cedric; Moutinho, Bernardo, William, B. Fernandes; Ronaldo, GuedesMorocco: Mohamedi, Hakimi, Benatia, Saiss, Boussoufa, Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Harit, Nordin Amrabat, El Kaabi, Belhanda 4 There’s no other choice but Ronaldo Where can I stream Portugal v Morocco?Portugal v Morocco is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app.last_img read more

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Several West Ham fans slam ‘fraud’ forward for woeful performance against Spurs

first_imgSeveral West Ham United fans tore into club-record signing Felipe Anderson for his dreadful performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.The Brazil international arrived to much fanfare from Lazio in a £42million move in the summer as part of Manuel Pellegrini’s revolution in east London. Good build up play by Sissoko there in fairness, although Felipe Anderson has been utterly dreadful— Steven Roberts (@steroberts_1985) October 20, 2018 Felipe Anderson getting bullied here— Leo (3-3-2) (@Richqrlison) October 20, 2018 LATEST Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Felipe Anderson is putting in one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen in a top flight game. He can’t do anything right.— Bob (@Robbie_OR) October 20, 2018 no dice 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Can someone remind Felipe Anderson to track back and defend? Or, tell him for the first time now as he hasn’t done it all bloody season. #COYI #WHUTOT— Stuart Plant (@Hairymonkeyboy) October 20, 2018 scrap Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News huge blow revealed Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Brazilian was poor against Spurs and was hauled off early in the second half Most Popular Football Storiescenter_img Felipe Anderson is such a fraud— Jordan Hays-Hussey (@jordanhh97) October 20, 2018 Sissoko cooking Felipe Anderson for that assist what a time to be alive— Ian M. Walker (@WalkerIanM) October 20, 2018 shining REVEALED Is Felipe Anderson drunk???— Scottie_G (@scott_gambier) October 20, 2018 REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City However, he has failed to convince the majority of Hammers fans with his erratic performances rather mirroring the club’s start to the Premier League season.Sensational one moment, but then horrifically off-colour the next, the 25-year-old was drastically off the pace at the London Stadium before being hauled off early on in the second half.He was often found out of position and allowed Kieran Trippier time and space to put crosses into the box at will.And his woeful performance did not go unnoticed by many West Ham fans on Twitter, who voiced their displeasure at his display. Check out the best reaction below! latest Felipe Anderson disasterclass— ?! (@davidcmgl_) October 20, 2018 gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF SORRY tense last_img read more

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CLARA GETS A SLICE OF THE ACTION WITH HER CREATIVE CAKES!

first_imgA Manorcunningham woman has refused to listen to those who told her she couldn’t have her cake and eat it!Originally from Dublin but now living in Donegal for the past eight years, Clara Clinton’s cakes always attracted a little attention. Not just because they tasted delicious but because they were simply works of art!Up until last year, baking cakes was only a hobby for Clara.But having decided to bake full-time from last year, Clara has already snapped up a slice of the market.Be it a Ferrarri racing car, a bingo card or even a snooker table, nothing is too big or to small for Clara. “I set up the page at the end of July and there was interest straight away so I’ve kept going with it! I make all the cakes myself from my own home kitchen. “Everything on all the cakes is 100% edible and can be done in literally any theme you can think of!“I do birthdays, christenings, weddings, corporate events and any other occasion. Each cake takes a lot of time but I really enjoy it and love seeing the end result,” said Clara.The reaction on Facebook has been terrific and Clara is hopeful that he own website (clarascustomcakery.ie) will be live at the end of the month.CLARA GETS A SLICE OF THE ACTION WITH HER CREATIVE CAKES! was last modified: April 17th, 2012 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:Clara’s Custom Cakeslast_img read more

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