Police secure court order to further detain suspects

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force on Tuesday moved to the High Court and was successful in securing an order to further detain the three suspects held for the early Friday morning robbery at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the High Court granted the order for the suspects to be detained for another 72 hours as investigations into the daring robbery and shooting continued.Those in custody are Wayne Griffith, one of the bandits who was found hiding in a stockroom at the hotel following the robbery; Andrew Blackman, a security guard at Princess Casino who is said to be the mastermind of the robbery and Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, who was arrested on Sunday evening with over 0,000, after Police swooped down on his sister’s house at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Reports are that Blackman has since admitted to being one of the two persons who plotted the crime. Pandemonium broke out at the gambling facility on April 30, after four gunmen stormed the casino about 03:45h and discharged several rounds as they relieved patrons and staff of cash and other valuables.During the shooting, Eon Garraway was shot to his left hand; James Gregory, to his left foot; Orlando Knights, to his left hand and Udairan Sookraj, to his right hand. They were all admitted to a city hospital.Melissa Ferguson, Jermaine Mason and Roshel Fraser were also assaulted.Based on reports, after the men entered the facility, they held a security guard at gunpoint and took away his shotgun and several rounds of ammunition.The men then ordered everyone to lie on the ground and escorted the security guard to the cashier’s cage where they relieved the cashier of an undisclosed sum of foreign and local currency. By this time, the Police were alerted about the robbery and responded promptly.As they arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the armed men, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. During the exchange, Police Lance Corporal Andrew Richardson was shot to his abdomen. He was admitted to a city hospital and underwent emergency surgery.It was reported that the car used in the robbery was hijacked at Brush Dam, Buxton, East Coast Demerara.The car has since been impounded as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Stars allowances boosted

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27- Harambee Stars players’ allowances have been increased from Sh3000 to Sh10,000 as motivation ahead of their remaining 2014 World Cup qualifiers.“We want to encourage the boys and we have decided to increase their daily allowances. We want to motivate the players and achieve the goals we intend to reach,” Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya, told SuperSport.com on Monday. All domestic league matches set for this weekend have been put off to afford head coach, Adel Amrouche enough time to prepare for the June 5 clash against the African champions.This comes as the Belgian confirmed that Inter Milan midfielder MacDonald Mariga will miss the qualifier against African champions Nigeria.Mariga who hasn’t featured for the side for over a year has not recovered from his long standing knee injury.Kenya will also be without their suspended captain, Dennis Oliech and keeper, Arnold Origi for the Eagles’ clash.Stars are currently bottom of Group F of their Brazil Mundial qualifiers with two points, while their next opponents Nigeria top the group with five, level on points with Malawi who are followed by Namibia with three on third place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Work to begin on Stewart Lake Road

first_imgIn addition, the crossing at Sunset Creek will also be upgraded, which the province says will improve the stream flow and fish passage upstream. This all comes at a cost of $5.4 million to the province, as part of the more than $54 million in road improvements in the South Peace announced in April. The work will be done by Wiltech Developments of Westbank, and should be finished by March of 2013. After all is done, it’s expected the amount of dust on the roads will be decreased, which has become a problem due to the increased industry traffic.- Advertisement – “This is a busy road and the traffic volumes over the past few years have increased significantly,” says Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “Having a safe and efficient road network is important to both residents and industry users who travel Stewart Lake Road daily, so these improvements were a priority on our South Peace highways program this year.”last_img read more

Regulation amendment clarifies new ICBC benefits and timelines

first_imgAccording to ICBC, the new limit gives people a reasonable amount of time to submit their receipts while ensuring ICBC receives the information it needs to accurately assess the severity of claims, provide additional supports to injured people as needed and better forecast future costs.Exceptions may be allowed in cases where people cannot meet the deadline due to the nature of their injuries or other factors. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Attorney General is making amendments to the Insurance Vehicle Regulation to clarify changes to ICBC benefits and processes that come into effect on April 1, 2019.According to ICBC, these changes will better protect those who are injured in motor vehicle collisions.The amended regulation states:people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents on or after April 1, 2019, are eligible for increased limits in disability benefits, funeral expenses and death benefits;people can also receive increased medical and rehabilitation benefits starting April 1, 2019, even if their injuries were sustained before that date, and they can recover costs for necessary medication.- Advertisement -The amendments establish a 60-day time limit for people to submit receipts for medical care or rehabilitation expenses to ICBC.Previously, people had up to two years to submit their expenses to ICBC.The auto insurer says the long limitation period made it difficult for them to determine if expenses were reasonable and necessary when they were incurred. This left people at risk of spending significant amounts of money on expenses that could be ineligible for reimbursement.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mairtin Kelly Shortlisted for Business Person of The Year

first_imgMairtin Kelly of Kelly’s Centra has been shortlisted for The Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award – it has been revealed. You can place your vote for Martin Kelly here! Mairtin Kelly took over the Mountain Top location in 2011 amidst an ongoing recession and since then has taken it from strength to strength. Taking the business out of receivership, Mairtin has made Kelly’s Centra and Diner a pillar of the community.Through dedication, passion, commitment and sacrifice it is of no surprise that this recognition has been bestowed upon Mairtin.There are 85 staff employed in the Mountain Top location and the success of the store continues to grow.Mr Kelly has led the way while developing his team of people who come from all walks of life. He continuously puts a big emphasis on all employee’s who have been the foundation to the success and growth of his business. This year alone Mairtin and his team have completely revamped the diner, deli and shop. Relaunched under Circle K, holding multiple customer appreciation days, they have shown continuous support for Action Breast Cancer and The Irish Cancer Society and are the very proud sponsors of Termon GAA – Kelly is all about giving back to the community.With avid technology, creative design and a range of products to suit all, it is no wonder that Mairtin and his team are always ahead of the curve.As well as developing his business Mairtin is very adamant in developing his people.His management team had this to say about him: “Mairtin has led and directed his to be the best versions of ourselves.“Through his guidance, we all strive to better than yesterday. His commitment and support that he gives to his team, not only allows the business to grow but it people also. “Mairtin has become a role model, mentor and most importantly a  friend and confidant to us all. Through his positivity and eagerness to see us grow, us Mairtin leaves with a different mindset, feeling and outlook after every working day. He has made us all people that we are very proud to be”Voting for the Business Person of the Year Award closes on Monday, November 12 at 10am.Mairtin Kelly Shortlisted for Business Person of The Year was last modified: November 10th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Business Person of the Year AwardKelly’s Centra Mountain TopletterkennyMairtin Kellylast_img read more

‘If Costa did what Aguero did, the whole football world would call for his head’

first_img1 Sergio Aguero really has it in for David Luiz.The Manchester City striker launched himself into a potential leg-breaking challenge on the Brazilian defender in the closing stages of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.And the Argentine has a history of plunging his studs into the Blues man.Back in 2013, Aguero intentionally jumped with both feet into Luiz as City progressed to the FA Cup final with a 2-1 win at Wembley.But unlike that occasion, Aguero is set to be punished with a four-game ban thanks to a previous sending off this season.The question is: what would have happened if Diego Costa made this type of challenge?talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online… [View the story “‘If Diego Costa did what Aguero did, the whole football world would call for his head…’” on Storify]center_img The Manchester City striker faces a four-game ban for the horror challenge last_img read more

Gerard Deulofeu considering Everton future after Liverpool snub

first_img1 Gerard Deulofeu is considering his future at Everton, according to Spanish reports.The former Barcelona prospect is thinking of leaving Goodison Park due to a lack of playing time under Ronald Koeman.Deulofeu is yet to score in 12 appearances for the Toffees this season and a return to his homeland could well happen.The 22-year-old was left out the matchday squad for Monday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool and it is understood he is considering his future in England.Koeman had tried playing Deulofeu as a striker in the summer, but the experiment came to an end when Romelu Lukaku returned to action.Deulofeu signed for Everton on a permanent deal from Barcelona in 2015, having enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Merseyside in 2013/14 before an unhappy period at Sevilla. Deulofue has failed to score in 12 appearances for Everton this season last_img read more

Unsung treasures of Los Angeles

first_img While in Hollywood, Lynxwiler had fun sounding out some of the more troubled neon signs, some missing a letter or two, some many more: “dway Hlly … he Knickerbocker … od wood.” This perhaps best illustrates why neon fell out of favor in the mid-20th century, to be replaced with the backlit plastic signs that so rankle purists. Neon is obviously a headache to maintain, and nothing is more cheesy for a business than to have one unfortunate letter missing from its sign. On our trip, tour organizers lamented that the rooftop signs for the Orpheum and the Royale Wilshire were not lit at all, and that the neon baker on the side of Canter’s deli had gone on the fritz just days earlier. The museum and a restoration group scramble to rescue and restore the city’s vintage neon, but it is a money-intensive enterprise. Hope never seems to flag, though. “There’s a radio tower on top of the Pacific Theatre,” Lnyxwiler said as we gazed up at a dark roof. “Some day it will be lit again.” Home tour The house designs were revolutionary for their time: spare boxes with flat roofs, glass walls instead of windows, and liberal use of steel and concrete rather than the more conventional building materials of wood and stucco. But a half-century ago, architects such as Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Rudolf Schindler were bored with the proliferation of Spanish haciendas and English Tudor cottages in Los Angeles. They explored design elements that embodied the futuristic sleekness of the Space Age and were better suited to the temperate climes and leisurely lifestyle of Southern California. Silver Lake, a neighborhood that tumbles over hills and canyons between downtown and Hollywood, was their canvas. “There were very forward-thinking people living here, and they were receptive to what (the architects) were doing,” said Laura Massino, an architectural historian who conducts a tour here. “These were radical ideas.” Massino’s 2 1/2-hour van tour isn’t cheap $65 per person but it is sure to appeal to people intrigued by midcentury modern architecture and the heady, prosperous era that helped inspire it following World War II. The tour is one of six different neighborhoods explored in her Architecture Tours L.A. Silver Lake emerged at a time when builders did not shave off hillsides and carve out pads, so the homes cling to steep slopes, and the narrow roads twist and turn with the natural contours of the land. Massino, who earned a master’s degree in architectural history at California State University, Los Angeles, knows her stuff and conveys it well. For Lautner’s Silver Top, a ridgetop home begun in 1957, we were first driven to the far side of Silver Lake Reservoir, so we could take in the building’s design traits from a distance a geometrically curved concrete roof with exterior supports, and glass that hung from it to form a see-through wall that required no posts. We later drove past the home, but this first view did much more to establish perspective. One intriguing aspect of Silver Lake’s midcentury architecture was its minimal square footage heresy in today’s era of sprawling living spaces. But the architects were liberal in their use of patios and deep roof overhangs, and blurred the line between inside and out with sliding glass doors, thus luring inhabitants outside and providing a sense of a much larger living area. We parked the van and got out to walk around the “Neutra Colony,” an enclave of 10 buildings designed by a master of the form, Richard Neutra. One of the homes possesses a signature element glass walls that form a corner of the building as well as spider-leg roof supports. You’ll surely yearn to enter one of these creations for a closer look at how all the design pieces come together, but the homes are all occupied, so you’ll have to be content with observing from the street or the sidewalk. Also, the current penchant for privacy will have you peering around walls, over hedges and through bamboo thickets frustrating, because the homes were originally intended to have a more open view. Massino pointed out some new homes tastefully built in tribute to the architecture. “I call it neomodernist,” she said, chuckling at the irony of the term. “This is now a revival style. But it usually takes us 50 years as a people to look back and see that there was something important going on.” Inside peek You can see a lot of Hollywood from the sidewalk the terrazzo stars of celebrities great and, uh, not so great on the Walk of Fame (Jim Gray?); the movie star footprints, handprints, nose prints and gun prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre … that scary guy over there in the Rambo getup, hanging out with Marilyn. A visit to Tinseltown can be greatly enhanced, however, with some well-informed commentary and an occasional glimpse behind closed doors. Red Line Tours delivers both in its “Hollywood Behind the Scenes” walking tour, which concentrates on two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard on either side of Highland Avenue a target-rich environment. “We felt there was a huge gap in the market,” co-founder Philip Ferentinos said of the guided stroll, launched six years ago. “There are a lot of bus tours, but how much do you see on a bus? … We had to overcome this nobody-walks-in-L.A. idea.” Our tour group set out on a Saturday morning with Mike “The Poet” Sonksen, a third-generation Angeleno and UCLA alumnus. We immediately ducked in off the street. The group was led up a staircase at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting, to a hallway hung with photos of the acting school’s glittery alumni among them Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss and Cloris Leachman. (The Adler was founded in New York, however, and has only had an outlet at this location since 1993). The building has a rich history. It was a private club in the 1920s and early ’30s significant, because that was the era of Prohibition. A tiny, windowless room was used as a speakeasy, and it has been restored to its secretive glory of yesteryear, with dark, ornate wood paneling and a bar in one corner. “The reason it’s so small is because it wasn’t supposed to be here,” Sonksen said as we crowded in and huddled in the dim light. “You were supposed to speak easy so the cops wouldn’t come. And that bookcase used to swing up to reveal an escape route; it’s sealed up now. But the police never came, because the mayor was a member.” Another inside glimpse was provided at the thoroughly restored El Capitan Theatre. Red Line is allowed to bring its tour groups inside the 1926 Churrigueresque landmark at times when movies aren’t playing, so be sure to ask for one of these tours when you make your reservation. As we filed through the balcony, marveling at the elaborate decor that used to be commonplace in movie palaces, an organist played “When You Wish Upon a Star” on the house’s 37-rank Wurlitzer pipe organ. The second-floor lobby also has some fascinating archival photos of early Hollywood. Getting behind some of the scenes can be an iffy proposition even for this tour company. Sonksen was reduced to tapping on locked doors at Grauman’s lavish Egyptian Theatre in hopes that someone from American Cinematheque was at home (no such luck). And although the tour’s Web site says it also takes in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel ballroom, where the first Academy Awards were held, renovations at the hotel are currently precluding that peek. The tour was exceptional for the veracity of Sonksen’s commentary and his obvious passion for delivering it qualities not often found in walking tour guides. In fact, the scheduled one-hour tour ($20 for adults) stretched to 80 minutes precisely because of his enthusiasm, exemplified by his recitation of one of his rap-cadence poems at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Another asset is Red Line’s audio system, whereby tour guests wear an electronic receiver and headphones and listen as the guide speaks into a headset microphone. This can be invaluable given the traffic din and human crush of Hollywood Boulevard, and eliminates the imperative to be constantly at the guide’s elbow. eric.noland@dailynews.com 818-713-3681160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 L.A.’s vintage neon signs once guided airplanes, trumpeted vaudeville shows, enticed department store shoppers, told the time and, of course, identified where a guy could get a cocktail. The tour is one of the diamonds in Los Angeles’ tourist rough. Other commendable offerings include a survey of midcentury modern homes in Silver Lake with Architecture Tours L.A., and a glimpse behind closed doors on a Hollywood walking tour with Red Line Tours. The Neon Cruise transcends the signs themselves, which began to appear in Los Angeles in the 1920s and enjoyed a heyday into the 1950s. This is a look at the city through them and it is irreverent and ribald. Lynxwiler, who possesses a degree in urban anthropology from UCLA, cited the impressive restoration of the neon at the Mayan Theatre, then noted that the 1927 movie palace was for a time a porno theater next door to a church before becoming a nightclub. In the glow of the neon sign at the original Tommy’s hamburger stand, he said, “Did they always remember the possessive apostrophe? No! But we love them anyway.” While indicating the garish sign of the Cuchi-Cuchi Restaurant, he intoned, “Just because it’s neon doesn’t mean we have to like it, and that building is exemplary.” A seat on the second deck of this open-air bus provides a perspective on the city that residents and visitors alike rarely get the architectural flourishes of the Broadway theater district, for example, without the scuzz of street level, and Hollywood Boulevard at eye level with the flashy marquees. The three-hour tour covers a lot of territory: downtown (including Skid Row), Chinatown, Hollywood, Fairfax, Hancock Park and Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile. The El Rey Theatre preened gloriously in pink, yellow, green, blue and red. A Buddha laughed so hard that he slapped his thighs. A single word atop a 1920s apartment building “Asbury” evoked the shadowy fiction of Raymond Chandler. As our open-top, double-decker bus careened through the streets of Los Angeles and Hollywood, these vintage neon signs spelled out many thingsbut mostly told the tale of a city. With all its quirks. As we approached one site, playful guide Eric Lynxwiler announced over his bullhorn, “Off to the left, decorated in Laker colors … it’s the heart of Jesus Christ!” And, by golly, it was, a purple-and-gold neon contrivance glowing atop the Holy Superet Light Church. When your out-of-town guests descend on you this summer, urge them to skip the standard bus tour of Hollywood and the “stars’ homes.” Join them instead on the Neon Cruise, offered by the Museum of Neon Art, and learn how the city’s famously disjointed neighborhoods are actually linked by colorful glass tubing bent into unusual shapes.last_img read more

Durban in Lonely Planet top 10

first_img4 August 2009Durban has been listed as one of the top 10 family beach holiday cities in the world by travel publishing heavyweight Lonely Planet.The South African east coast city shares the prestigious list with the likes of Kauai in Hawaii, Cottlesloe in Australia, Karon Beach in Thailand, Portugal’s Tavira, Mexico’s Sayulita and Bali’s Sanur in the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s “Travel with Children”. The new book, which hit US bookstores last week, is the fifth in the popular series first published in 1985.“Durban resembles a gigantic resort holiday paradise, raised for the sole purpose of entertaining families,” the Lonely Planet publication says of the city in its section on South Africa. “Lined with safe beaches watched over by lifeguards, the Golden Mile is great for swimming, snorkelling and water sports.”Durban Tourism’s Perry Moodley was delighted with the news. “After our multimillion-rand beachfront upgrade is completed next year, and after the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Durban will have cemented its place as one of the top beach and sports destinations in the world.South African Tourism marketing boss Roshene Singh said the country, in particular the city of Durban and province of KwaZulu-Natal, was still a relatively undiscovered year-round beach holiday destination in world terms, “and being featured in this prestigious travel publication will help get the message out there.“South Africans have already long discovered Durban as a wonderful and safe family beach holiday destination,” Singh said. “Being featured amongst one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 list will now help international tourists to discover our country’s domestic holiday hotspot.”Tourism KwaZulu-Natal CEO Ndabo Khoza said Lonely Planet’s listing “speaks volumes for what a great year-round beach paradise we have along KwaZulu-Natal’s coast, that we sometimes take for granted.“The World Cup is around the corner,” Khoza said, “and this is valuable free marketing of the city for international people to discover our great balmy winter weather.“We will be the hottest place during the 2010 World Cup.”This article was first published in The Mercury. Republished here with kind permission.last_img read more

David Thompson, CFI Promoted to Director of Investigations, Research and Innovation at Wicklander-Zulawski

first_imgWicklander-Zulawski & Associates (WZ) is pleased to announce the promotion of David Thompson, CFI from Manager of Investigations & Consulting to Director of Investigations, Research and Innovation. Dave started with WZ in June of 2014 as a Speaker & Consultant and was promoted to Manager of Investigations & Consulting in August of 2015. During his time with WZ, Dave has demonstrated his willingness to always go the extra mile not only in his job responsibilities, but in taking on additional projects and assisting in other divisions. Dave will be working closely with Dave Zulawski, CFI conducting research and recommending program upgrades based on academic research, developing additional online programs and virtual delivery platforms, and identifying and implementing technology and innovation to keep WZ on the cutting edge and out in front of any competition.Congratulations David! Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more