Moments after committing a daring robbery at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara on Wednesday, one of the suspected bandits was intercepted by D Division (West Demerara) Police ranks in a minibus.According to information received, about 19:00h on Wednesday, 39-year-old Alam Hussain was in the process of closing his supermarket when he was attacked by three men, one of whom was armed with a gun.The three men held the businessman at gunpoint and relieved him of 00 and a laptop computer before making good their escape. Reports are immediately after the robbery, Police were alerted and based on information received, ranks arrested one of the perpetrators who had boarded a minibus in the area.Speaking with Guyana Times, Hussain related that while the men were not masked, it would be difficult for him to identify them as Wednesday was the first time he saw them. He added that the men wore hats that partially blocked their faces.“They had on hats, all three of them, but the two the Police have to catch had their hats on in a way you can barely see their faces. They catch a minibus and come here and I guess that is how they leave by catching minibus. My supermarket has a security camera and when the Police come they took the footage and run it and were able to make out the man they have arrested, but the other two covered their heads with the hats so their faces aren’t too clear,” the businessman stated.Nevertheless, Hussain praised the Police ranks for their quick response to the robbery and for nabbing one of the perpetrators.“The Police came within five minutes and traced them. They were really quick and managed to catch one of them so I thank them. Someone in the village here at CI also called me today to tell me how they find my laptop on the road at the other side of our scheme, so they bringing it back for me,” Hussain also noted.The suspect remains in custody, assisting with the investigation.
On Monday, August 6, Phoenix Karate and 3Ryu Karate Club came together to grade the students from their respective clubs under the parent organization of the International Karate Daigaku (IKD), which is headed by Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai.Shihan Woon-A-Tai, who is in Guyana to conduct examinations and training for all the Dojos that fall under the IKD, oversaw the exams along with Sensei Roland Fanfair of 3Ryu and Senpai Michael Hing of Phoenix. Twelve karateka from Phoenix Karate and 6 from 3Ryu Karate Club went through their paces of kata and sparring.Only one karateka, Sadiah Bradford, successfully graded for her 1st Dan performing kata, kata bunkai and freestyle sparring, while 2 other karateka, Uthan Henry and Darrel James, skipped belts from 5th to 3rd kyu, and 4th to 2nd kyu respectively. These were students of Phoenix Karate.After congratulating all of the students and encouraging them to continue training, Master Woon-A-Tai spoke of the upcoming 50th Anniversary in November. It has been almost 55 years that he has been training and 50 years teaching the martial art.Phoenix Karate Grading Results:Jared Smith, Daniel Singh and Mesach Keiler – 8th KYU to 7th KYUJaden Bacchus – 7th KYU to 6th KYUAiden Lovell, Chad Lovell and Gabriel Lewis – 6th KYU to 5th KYUJemacy Holder – 5th KYU to 4th KYUUthan Henry – 5th KYU to 3rd KYU (SKIPPED)Darrel James -4th KYU to 2nd KYU (SKIPPED)Che Talbot – 2nd KYU TO 1st KYUSadiah Bradford – 1st KYU to 1st DAN3RYU Karate Club Grading Results:Aiden Persaud – 8th Kyu – 7th KyuChristian Chase – 8th Kyu – 7th KyuJaden David – 8th Kyu – 7th KyuNicholas Sukhu – 7th Kyu – 6th KyuTimothy Sukhu – 7th Kyu – 6th KyuAnalisa Persaud – 7th Kyu – 6th Kyu
Glenn Turner threw a length-of-the-floor inbounds pass to Alex Harris, who was about 10 feet away from the basket, along the right baseline. But Sterling Byrd batted the ball loose and the 49ers finally could celebrate. The Gauchos displayed long-range accuracy over the first 20 minutes, with Brown (four of them) and Harris combining to hit all six of their team’s 3-point attempts in a first half that ended with UCSB up, 38-28. Nixon missed his first seven shots – three of those behind the arc. He didn’t score until sinking a layup while being fouled with 57 seconds to go in the first half. But, after Kejuan Johnson (who finished with 22 points after returning from a 3-game suspension) carried the team’s offense in the first half, Byrd (14 of his 19 points after intermission) got untracked after intermission. Nixon ripped the ball away from Harris with about 29 seconds to play. Nixon, who hit a buzzer-beating 3 to knock off UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament last March, and also drilled another buzzer-beater for a victory at Loyola Marymount in December, was obviously going to get another shot at heroics. “We know the guy we’re going to in that situation,” Reynolds said. Frank Burlison can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-1320. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s because a couple of Long Beach reserves and a student manager bounced on the floor immediately after Nixon’s shot, apparently not realizing there was still less than a second to play (the clock stops after a made shot with less than a minute to play). UCSB’s coaching staff, and a hefty number of those in the crowd of 4,114, immediately screamed for a technical foul (for being on the floor during live play). And, after a brief consultation, the officiating crew of Newton Chelette, Martin Cota and Milt Stowe concurred, and, with the 49ers suddenly realizing how precarious that 68-66 advantage was, they could only watch as UCSB’s Cecil Brown – who took a .744 free-throw percentage into the game – went to the line for the two freebies. But the first was long and bounced off to the left. He swished the second and the Gauchos got the ball back at the other end of the floor to inbound. GOLETA – With the clock evaporating and the outcome of the game on the line Saturday night in UC Santa Barbara’s Events Center, the Long Beach State men’s basketball player who has a knack for flourishing in those situations had possession of the ball. And, for the third time in 11 months Aaron Nixon delivered for the 49ers. Nixon’s pull-up jump shot from the left side of the court and over the outstretched hand of defender Justin Joyner cleared the bottom of the net with four-tenths of a second remaining and proved the difference in Long Beach’s 68-67 Big West Conference showdown with the Gauchos. But, before the 49ers could officially improve to 8-2 in the conference and 17-6 overall, they had to endure an excruciatingly long four-tenths of a second.
Pellegrini ‘not concerned’ by job pressure despite latest loss leaving Man City’s title chances in tatters
1 Under-pressure Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he is unconcerned about his job despite seeing his side’s Premier League title chances left in tatters on Monday night.Crystal Palace stunned the defending champions with a 2-1 home victory to leave City nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea, who still have a game in hand.They now sit in fourth place, behind rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, with seven matches remaining and while Pellegrini was left to lament his side’s missed chances against the spirited Eagles, the boss attempted to deflect pressure away from himself and his team.“I’m not concerned about my job; that is one thing I am never concerned with,” said the Chilean following Monday’s loss.“I never have fear about it, I do my work, I’m very happy. The team maybe have a difficult season but never worry about me.“We are not thinking about Chelsea, or about the title. We are just trying to win our games.”Goals from Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon – beating Joe Hart with a wonderful free kick – proved enough to secure the three points, despite Yaya Toure’s thunderbolt giving City hope with ten minutes remaining.But there was more than a hint of offside about Murray’s strike, with both the striker and Scott Dann appearing to be beyond the last man, while Murray was also involved in controversy at the other end when the ball hit his arm in the penalty areaAnd City boss Pellegrini was left to rue his side’s rotten luck as his side saw their trophy chances all but slip away.“It was a clear offside. Also it was a clear penalty,” he added. “But with the way we played we must win this game.“It’s difficult to understand the result, we played a good game from the beginning to the end, we had a lot of chances to score.“Although the second goal was a beautiful free-kick, it’s the only thing I remember near our box, so it’s difficult to understand but football happens like this.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers want to spend $3 billion to make sure millions of Americans won’t wake up to blank TV screens when the country makes the switch to all-digital broadcasts. The subsidy was approved Thursday by the Senate Commerce Committee as part of legislation that would set April 7, 2009, as the firm date for television broadcasters to end their traditional analog transmissions and send their broadcasts via digital signals. Digital television promises sharper pictures and better sound than analog TV. But millions of Americans with older TV sets rely solely on free, over the-air-television, and they’ll need some type of a converter box to keep receiving their television service. Cable and satellite customers won’t be affected. Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said Congress needs to do something to help consumers with the older analog sets, an estimated 21 million households. “If we’re mandating this (digital) conversion, we cannot leave people behind because they can’t afford” digital television sets, he said. The draft of a House bill would end analog transmissions on Dec. 31, 2008. It does not mention a subsidy for set-top converter boxes. So, lawmakers will likely have to work out differences between the two bills, though Stevens said he did not anticipate a big fight with the House over the deadline or the subsidy. The subsidy program would be paid for by money raised from the auction of the analog spectrum the broadcasters are vacating. The subsidy would be available for all those households with older televisions, and it would pay for converter boxes for all the TVs in a particular household, regardless of financial status. Stevens estimates that the converter boxes would cost about $50. His plan would call for the government to pay roughly $40, and the consumer would make a co-payment of $10. Some fellow Republicans have questioned whether the $3 billion is too high, given other spending priorities such as Hurricane Katrina recovery. The move to all-digital broadcasts will free valuable radio spectrum, some of which will be allocated to improve radio communications among fire and police departments and other first responders. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a member of the committee, tried to move up the hard date up by two years to April 7, 2007. But other senators said a sale in 2007, unlike one in 2009, wouldn’t raise as much money for the converter boxes and for reducing the federal debt. McCain said first responders can’t wait four years for the analog spectrum. “There’s only one thing more important than money – and that’s lives,” he told the committee before his amendment to speed up the conversion was defeated. The sale of the analog spectrum is expected to raise at least $10 billion. Besides the $3 billion for converter boxes, the Senate bill proposes reserving $1 billion for public safety to buy new radio communications equipment and $250 million for a national alert system. Another $5 billion would be set aside for debt reduction. The seemingly random date of April 7, 2009, isn’t all that random. Stevens wanted to make sure that any digital switch wouldn’t come in the middle of popular programming during the holidays, football bowl games, and the March Madness college basketball playoffs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Finn Harps boss Peter Hutton tonight resigned as manager of the club.Peter Hutton has resigned as Finn Harps manager.The Derry native has been manager of the Ballybofey outfit for the past two seasons.It had been rumoured all week that Hutton was to pack in the manager’s job at the end of the season. But the former Derry City star left it until after the game against champions Athlone Town to officially announce his departure.Ironically Harps beat champions Athlone 3-2 in their final home game of the season at Finn Park.Hutton issued a statement after the game in which he said he really enjoyed his time at Finn Park.His statement read: “I wish to confirm that I am resigning from my post as first team manager of Finn Harps FC with immediate effect. This is not a decision I have take lightly and have given it great consideration. Due to recent developments I believe that it is no longer possible for me to fulfil this role to the level at which I feel is required.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Finn Harps FC for affording me my first managerial position; it has been a fantastic learning curve from which I have learned a great deal both on and off the field.“I took great satisfaction from the team’s performances in reaching the FAI Cup quarter-finals, a feat not achieved in ten years and, but for a decision by the officials, could now be playing in a semi-final this very weekend. Advertisement “I am however disappointed more than anyone with how the season has evolved and if totally honest probably underestimated the task at hand.“I did though thoroughly enjoy my time at Harps and met some great people and hope that some day in the near future they get to enjoy the success their loyalty and passion for the club deserves.“I wish to particularly thank (chairman) Joey O’Leary and (former treasurer) Denise O’Neill, for whom I have great admiration. Their dedication and unwavering commitment to Finn Harps FC was one of the fundamental reasons as to why I decided to take up the post originally.“(Board members) Seamus Gallagher and Sean Quinn I thank also for their continued support throughout my tenure. The aforementioned people, I believe, are the lifeblood of this club and their desire and determination to see this club reach its potential was unfortunately not matched by others. Advertisement “I genuinely hope that whoever follows me will be given the necessary resources both on and off the field to build this club and not just a team.“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Finn Harps and in particular working with the players, to all of them, past and present.“I thank for their dedication and commitment for little, if no reward. Also I’d like to thank the entire backroom team of Sean McGowan, Declan McIntyre, Mickey McGlynn, Daniel Nolan, Paddy Foy and not forgetting Mr Finn Harps, Terence Murray. I’d like to wish Tommy Canning good luck with the rest of the U-19 campaign with some very talented young players.“I can only hope now that the two-year slog of developing the recently launched Finn Harps Youth Development Programme, of which I personally invested considerable time and effort in, and take great pride from, is continued in the manner as set out.“Overall, I have enjoyed my Finn Harps experience and genuinely wish the club well in the future and whilst I would naturally have liked to depart on a more positive note I will leave with my integrity fully intact.”There has been no announcement on Hutton’s successor at this stage.However, it has been suggested that Harps stalwart and Hutton’s deputy, Sean ‘Wizzard’ McGowan may be offered the job. HUTTON RESIGNS AS FINN HARPS MANAGER was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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:finn harpsPeter HuttonRESIGNATION
Ryan is the ‘special one’!We learn something new in Donegal each week. So we at Donegal Daily thought we take a few seconds out to reflect on the issues that shaped the week in our stunning county.Some a serious and some not so serious.Our Friday Feeling will be a quick snapshot on life in Donegal which is anything but boring with each passing week.What we learned this week in Donegal …….1. RTE star Ryan Tubridy loves Donegal, Football Special and may just buy a place in Dunfanaghy. 2. Sarah Jessica Parker also loves Donegal and plans to return to Kilcar very soon.3. Callaghan’s Bar in Churchill is to get a lick of paint after winning the Crown Paint ‘Paint My Pub’ competition.4. Malin Head could become a major tourist attraction as Donegal County Council unveiled plans for Ireland’s most northerly point.5. Ballybofey man Oisin Merritt is an example to us all that we should never give up. Callaghan’s Bar is getting a lick of paint.6. After years of crashes, near misses and protests, the people of Buncrana are to get a new €3M bridge at Cockhill.7. Donegal has the second highest number of incidence of people being treated for alcoholism, according to a new survey by the Health Research Board.8. Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Salon is the best in Ireland according to RSVP celebrity magazine.9. The dermatology clinic at Letterkenny General Hospital has closed much to the annoyance of patients.10. Armagh star Ciaran McKeever claims Donegal are the best team in the country. Hopefully, he’ll still be saying that late on Sunday afternoon! THAT FRIDAY FEELING – 10 THINGS WE LEARNED IN DONEGAL THIS WEEK! was last modified: June 11th, 2015 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:donegalthat Friday Feeling
Police FC used the Mandela National Stadium as their home ground last season (file photo)Police FC has shifted its home grounds from Namboole to Star times Stadium Lugogo due to congestion.The Cops decided to leave Mandela National stadium after SC Villa returned to the venue for the upcoming season, taking the tally of top tier users to three-URA FC being the other.Last season, Villa used Masaka Recreation Ground as their home ground but due to management alterations in the club, they have decided to return to Namboole, a stadium that has been their home in the past.The head coach for Police Fc Abudallah Mubiru confirmed to PML daily in an interview that they are going to host there league games and Uganda Cup at Lugogo.”We have relocated to Startimes Stadium. Confirmed Mubiru in a phone interview.Police FC joins Uganda Cup winners KCCA and Proline FC which was relegated to the FUFA Big league last season as the three sides expected to host their league games at Lugogo.The premier league is expected to kick off on September 28 although 10 days to the date, no league fixtures have been released.Other clubs that have shifted their home grounds include Soana FC from Kavumba Recreation Center to Fort Portal.The league is set to start on the 28th of this month though no fixtures have been released yet.Comments Tags: Mandela National Stadiumpolice fcStarTimes StadiumUPL
PSG have won their first 10 games of the 2018/19 Ligue One seasonParis Saint Germain’s barnstorming start to the French Ligue One season comes face to face with its strongest challenge yet when they lock horns with Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome on Sunday night.PSG are overwhelming favourites to win their seventh title in eight years as a record equaling ten consecutive matches has catapulted the Parisians to an eight points advantage over Lille.Bruno Genesis’ Marseille are one of just two or three Ligue One clubs capable of upsetting the apple-cart against Thomas Tuchel’s twinkle toes stylists. However, for the 1993 European champions to get anything out of this game, the back four led by Adil Rami and Luis Gustavo must be on top of their game.PSG’s red-hot form has seen them plunder a staggering 37 goals in ten matches. Ten of those have come in the last two matches against Olympique Lyon and Amiens. Marseille especially ought to stay alert to the danger posed by Les Bleus teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe Lottin, whose nine Ligue One goals have come in just nine matches.Christophe Galtier’s leaders of the chasing pack, Lille are primed to cut the gap atop the table when they welcome Caen on Saturday. The 2012 title winners are confounding pundits courtesy of the prolific form of September’s Ligue One player of the month Nicholas Pepe who is the revelation of the season.Legend Thierry Henry’s immediate task is to improve on Monaco’s indiscipline that has seen their players receive marching orders in their last two encounters. The 2017 champions will be expected to reverse a slide which has seen them drop into the bottom three when they host off colour Dijon.On Friday night, attack minded newcomers Nimes set the ball rolling when they host fading giants Saint Etienne. The visitors were multiple champions in the 1970s and 1980s when Michel Platini was their star man. But they haven’t won the title in decades and must rely on Tunisian skipper Wahbi Khazri for goals.FRIDAY: -Nimes v Saint Etienne @09:45pmSATURDAY: -Lille v Caen @06:00pm-Monaco v Dijon @09:00pm-Guingamp v Strasbourg @09:00pm-Toulouse v Montpellier @09:00pm-Angers v Olympique Lyon @09:00pm-Amiens v Nantes @09:00pmSUNDAY: -Rennes v Reims @05:00pm-Bordeaux v Nice @07:00pm-Marseille v Paris Saint Germain @11:00pmComments Tags: French Ligue 1top