‘Toy gun’ bandits escape after victim opens fire

first_imgThree men, who were armed with a suspected ‘toy gun’ attempted to rob a mechanic in the wee hours of Sunday morning but got the scare of their lives after the victim whipped out his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction.Based on reports received, at about 02:00h, the 50-year-old mechanic of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara, dropped his wife off at Vlissingen Road and remained parked on the road in his Suzuki Escudo with the windows up as she entered the yard. Whilst there, he noticed the suspects at the western side of his motor vehicle on pedal cycles.One of them had a black gun pointing in his direction and without hesitation; he reached for his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction. As a result, his driver’s side window shattered.However, the man who was carrying the suspected toy gun, dropped the bicycle he was riding and the toy gun, as he joined one of his accomplices in making good their escape. The suspects’ toy gun and bicycle were confiscated by the Police as evidence.Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

Pensioner killed in Pomeroon boat mishap

first_imgA pensioner was on Sunday killed after the boat in which he was travelling collided with another at Grant Good Intent, Lower Pomeroon River. The dead man has been identified as 78-year-old Allan Handy, also called “Saga” of the same area.Based on information received, at about 16:00h, the now dead man left his son’s home in a wooden paddle boat and was heading home when a boat powered by a 90HP outboard engine came into his path.The captain of the boat, a security guard of Grant Hope, Lower Pomeroon, told the Police that as he navigated a turn, he felt as if he struck something and immediately slowed down. As he turned around, he saw the elderly man going down in the water and as he looked closer, he saw the damaged boat.He immediately raised an alarm. The dead man’s relatives rushed to the scene but there were no signs of Handy.A search party was established to look for the man’s body. After a few hours, the man’s body was recovered from the river in the vicinity of where the accident took place.A distraught captain claimed that due to the high boat bow, he could not have seen clearly in front of him and as such, he did not see Handy.He was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigations. The man’s body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital Mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem examination.The boat and engine are reportedly owned by the Love and Faith Ministries.last_img read more

AFC end Mathare unbeaten run in thriller

first_imgCliff Nyakeya netted a brace for Mathare United, finding the first in the seventh minute before Ingwe responded through Brian Marita’s strike in the 18th minute after receiving a pass from Nabwire.Mathare reclaimed the lead on the half hour mark thanks to Francis Omondi who converted from the spot after Oduro brought down Nyakeya in the box. Five minutes later, Nyakeya completed his brace but AFC Leopards skipper Duncan Otieno pulled one back for Ingwe.After the break, AFC levelled the scores through Ezekiel Odera in the 60th minute but the hero of the day was Marvin Nabwire who unleashed a breathtaking cracker in the 77th minute that sealed the win for Ingwe.The win saw AFC pick their second back-to-back win under interim head coach Dennis Kitambi and climb to third on the log with 10 points, having played a match less.Isaac Oduro brought down Cliff Nyakeya in the box and the slum boys were awarded a penalty. Francis Omondi comfortably converted the penalty restoring Mathare’s lead.Mathare United had a high flying start, going unbeaten in the opening five matches, winning thee and drawing two games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 10 – AFC Leopards rallied from behind to end Mathare United’s unbeaten run after whipping the Slum Boys 4-3 in a Kenyan Premier League thriller hosted at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.AFC, finished with 10 men after Ghanaian Isaac Oduro was sent off in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence as a result of time wasting.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Champions League mastermind leaves latest job

first_img Roberto Di Matteo 1 Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has left his position as Schalke head coach after just seven months in the job.The Italian signed a three-year deal in October to take charge of the Bundesliga side, who were 11th in the table at the time of his appointment.Di Matteo initally sparked a turnaround which saw the club rise to third, but they endured a disappointing end to the season and finished the campaign in sixth to miss out on Champions League qualification.Now the 44-year-old, who led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012, has stepped aside after talks with general manager Horst Heldt.“In the last two days Horst Heldt and I not only discussed the last seven months, but more importantly turned our attention to planning the new season,” Di Matteo said.“I presented an idea for a possible successful future and the necessary conditions to put that idea into effect. Despite the fact that my discussions with Horst Heldt were constructive, at a certain point it became clear that the club’s view differed and would be unable to create those conditions in the foreseeable future.“The frustration at the club after an unsatisfactory second half of the season is too great. With the club unable to create what I consider to be the necessary conditions it is not possible to guarantee the success expected by a club like Schalke 04. Therefore I think a fresh start is best for a club and its supporters who have become very close to my heart.”Heidt added: “Roberto had a clear vision of the club’s future. When it became obvious that we had different views on the future of the club he always had the best interests of the club in mind regarding potential solutions.“Roberto Di Matteo took over in October 2014 with the club in 11th place. The situation was more difficult than outsiders could imagine. We had a lot of serious injuries and other problems.“Thanks to Roberto’s work we found winning ways again. In the Champions League we qualified for the round of the 16 and in defeating Real Madrid 4:3 at the Bernabeu nearly kicked the holders out of the competition. At the start of February we climbed to third in the Bundesliga. But after that we had a bad run that we couldn’t really stop until the end of the season.”last_img read more

Roman Abramovich ‘wants £3billion’ to sell Chelsea

first_img predicted tense Abramovich’s attendance at Stamford Bridge has fallen over recent years It was claimed club directors acting for Abramovich brought in advisers from Raine Group LLC, the New York based merchant bank, as part of a strategic review, with a view to advising on a potential full or partial sale.A bid is already reported to have been made for Chelsea by Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratclifffe, who made his fortune in the chemicals industry. Ratcliffe is said to have offered £2billion for the Stamford Bridge club, but the bid was rejected and sources at Chelsea said Abramovich has no plans to sell. 2 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Abramovich bought Chelsea 15 years ago for £140million Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, Bloomberg now report that Abramovich is still considering a sale, as he’s ‘frustrated by his British visa problems’ and is ‘concerned about the potential fallout should the US expand sanctions against wealthy Russians’. The report states that Abramovich values Chelsea at £3billion.Abramovich withdrew an application for a UK visa in June amid delays over the renewal of his existing visa which expired a few weeks prior. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Roman Abramovich is considering selling Chelsea and wants at least £3billion for the Premier League club, according to reports.Shock reports emerged earlier this year claiming Abramovich is looking to cash in on the Blues, 15 years after taking control of the club in a deal worth £140million. latest REVEALED changes whoops Most read in Premier League gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 silverware Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY revealed He remains able to enter the UK without a visa having gained Israeli citizenship.As Abramovich struggled to solve the problems with his visa, Chelsea announced a £1billion plan to redevelop Stamford Bridge had been put on hold due to the ‘current unfavourable investment climate’.last_img read more

Is Mitro Going to Leave Fulham in January?

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic has become one of the fans’ favourites after showcasing his goal-scoring skills, as well as an unsatisfied hunger for playing football with all of his heart. In a way, the Serb has become the embodiment of what English fans love to see in football — the ability to fight ferociously for the ball every second of the game.With all his skills and flaws, Mitro’s career has been going upwards — slowly but steadily. Fulham has been his home for some time now, but it seems that could change soon. Some speculate that it could happen as early as January 2020, during the mid-season window.Who Wants Mitro?It’s Aston Villa. The team is currently experiencing a serious problem, lacking an adequate attacker in their lines. Wesley was good last season, but this time his heart doesn’t seem to be in it, as he had scored only four goals so far this season. On the other hand, Wesley’s replacements Jonathan Kodjia and Keinan Davis are both suffering from injuries and are currently unable to play for the Villans. All of that resulted in an awful performance by the club that is currently in 15th place in the Premier League, and they need to open up their wallets and go for the best possible solution, and Mitrovic seems to be one of them.What Are the Odds of Mitro Leaving?It’s very hard to say at this moment, as nobody actually made an official statement about this. It’s all at the level of gossip right now. Sportsbooks don’t have an option to allow betting on whether a player would leave a club or stay during the transfer period, and that’s something they should definitely consider introducing. Nevertheless, many sportsbooks that include football in their offer are improving their betting markets, and some of them even introduce additional activities for punters, including casinos, such as this Sportsbet.io new casino site.Aleksandar Mitrovic — Stats, Achievements, BioSince the beginning of the 19/20 season, Mitrovic has been playing very well. It seems that Fulham has been utilising his potential successfully, putting forward his striking ability. So far Mitrovic appeared in 19 games and scored 15 goals. What’s even more impressive is his performance with the Serbian national team where he managed to score eight goals in five games.All of this makes Mitro a very interesting player who could fit in the lines of Aston Villa. However, the management of Fulham also needs to approve this if Villa decides to make an offer. It’s very difficult to say whether they would accept it, as they seem pretty content with having Mitro on their team as well.The 25-year-old Serbian striker has had a pretty interesting career. Born in Smederevo, Serbia, he became interested in football as a very young player and immediately started playing for Partizan, spending one season in the Serbian SuperLiga. He was then sold to Anderlecht for €5 million where he had a solid performance, having scored 44 goals in 90 games. He spent two seasons in the Belgian Pro League and managed to win it with his club, becoming a top-scorer in the league in his second year at the club.After that, he was noticed by Newcastle United that purchased the young striker for £13 million. Although Mitrovic enjoyed moderate success in the club, his real Premier League story began when he was on loan to Fulham where he helped the club come back to the top-tier English competition, making supporters of the Cottagers immediately fall in love with him. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoSuper Boost WiFiEveryone In Tuen Mun Is Talking About This High Speed WiFi-BoosterSuper Boost WiFiUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndolast_img read more

Focus on New York Jets: Are Raiders facing Jets at the wrong time?

first_imgIf there was ever a bad time to be facing the New York Jets, the Raiders just may be experiencing it this week. At second glance, the once-laughable Jets may no longer deserve the scorn they’ve been drawing most of the season.If you’re like most NFL fans, you haven’t bothered to notice the Jets are now riding a two-game winning streak. And, judging by how difficult it was for Oakland to dispose of the winless Bengals on Sunday, beating the Jets might not be an easy task.For the first time …last_img read more

Miami East FFA raises funds for Heifer International

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter, along with a friendly herd of (plywood) cows, is seeking greener pastures for cows in third world countries. Presently, the FFA members at Miami East High School are soliciting donations for Heifer International. The goal of the Heifer International: Greener Pastures Program is to generate $1,000 that will provide 2 cows ($500 each) to be given to the impoverished families in poor, third world villages. The generous donations of members of the Miami East School Community is making this happen.The program is designed to have six creatively decorated plywood cows stay a night or two in the yard of a community member. The community member will then make a donation to the FFA’s fundraising program to: 1) have the cows removed, 2) tell the FFA whose yard to put the cows in next, and/or 3) purchase insurance that the cows will not return to their yard or any combination of the three. The cows will then move to the next yard.Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough. And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow? That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but the approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer International links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. The animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.The core of the Heifer International model is Passing on the Gift. This means families share the training they receive and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities. The goal of every Heifer International project is to help families achieve self-reliance. This is done by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you.The Miami East FFA believes the Miami East community has the power to give a hungry family the training it takes to feed themselves and their children; to give a young girl a chance at an education; to empower a woman to have a voice in her community. Together, Miami East FFA and their Heifer International: Greener Pastures program can change the world, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift. For further information please visit www.heifer.org.last_img read more

“Basics of Hiding a Geocache” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

first_imgThere are more than 1.2 million geocaches listed on Geocaching.com. Every geocache, from a micro-cache in the city to ammo can in the woods, started as a simple idea. Someone wanted to hide a geocache and challenge others to find it. Watch “Basics of Hiding a Geocache,” a Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video to learn the basics about hiding a geocache. Hear from Volunteer Reviewers around the world who’ve published tens of thousands of  geocaches.Whether you’ve hidden geocaches for years or are thinking of hiding your first cache, their advice and tips can save you time and increase the quality of your geocache.You should explore all the available information before submitting a cache.Basics of hiding a geocacheCheck out these three links:Cache Listing RequirementsReview Process: Hiding a GeocacheCache Ownership: A Long-Term RelationshipFeeling inspired? See the Geocaching.com video that reveals some of the secrets of Creative Geocaches.Explore all the Geocaching.com Lost & Found videos in our gallery.  Share a video on “Newbie Geocaching 101,” watch a Travel Bug® move from cache to cache around the world and visit the highest and lowest geocaches in existence.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”The Geocaching Year in Review” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 28, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories””Creative Geocaches” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 14, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Market for “hearable” devices could reach $16B by 2020

first_imgRelated Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Donal Power Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Wearable technology is about to expand into a whole new sub-market via your ear-holes with the advent of “hearables.” And this new category of connected devices for your ears is beginning to make its mark on global markets.Experts predict that the hearables market could surpass $16 billion by 2020. A key component to the rosy prospects for hearables is their potential to steal market share from headphones, medical hearing aids and other wearables that aren’t situated in the ear.Several of the large electronics firms are gearing up to begin production of their own hearables, which could see a flood of the new technology on global markets.Of particular interest is Apple’s expansion into greater ear-based technology is its introduction of wireless Airpods. These new headphones were launched in tandem with the new iPhone 7 which was designed without a headphone jack, causing much controversy among audiophiles.But behind Apple’s push for its cordless headphones is its strategy to drive customers towards its proprietary technology for its huge customer base.And as is often the case, Apple’s revolutionary innovations often open the door for whole new categories of technology.Combined with wireless technology like Bluetooth, wireless hearables could prove quite disruptive to the consumer electronics market.One shift will be hearables ability to shift much of the capabilities currently provided by wearables from the wrist to the ear.Each hearable means one less screenThis shift will eliminate the screens that wearables currently rely on, to be replaced with voice input capabilities. This will enable users to receive messages from devices directly into the ears.These hearables will be able to take over voice assistant functionality and integrate with augmented reality systems.As well, ear-based devices have the potential to provide superior medical monitoring and fitness tracking capabilities.Body movement can adversely affect the accuracy of traditional wearables when measuring heart rate and blood pressure, but not so with hearables. This is because the ears provide a stable way to measure vital signs as they have a consistent blood flow level.Hearables also will be able to combine high-end audio capabilities and noise cancellation, which will eat into the market of traditional headphones and hearing aids. Tags:#Apple#Bluetooth#Hearables#Internet of Things#IoT#wearables Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more