Accused “fake” cop slapped with several robbery charges

first_imgA 21-year-old man accused of pretending to be a cop was on Wednesday slapped with several robbery charges and appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsDaquan Robinson denied that on December 7, 2019, at Church Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Keon Crandon of $600. It was also alleged that on December 8, 2019, at Merriman Mall, Bourda, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Gary Hartman of a quantity of items valued $43,000. He was also charged for robbing Desmond Daniels on December 8, 2019 at Orange Walk, Bourda, of one phone valued $5000. Additionally, it is alleged that on December 8, 2019 at Orange Walk, Bourda, he had in his possession two iPhones suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.Police Prosecutor David Goodman told the court that Hartman was in the Merriman Mall walking with his haversack containing documents on his back when he was approached by Robinson, who stated that he was an officer on duty and requested to conduct a search of the victim.The court heard that when Robinson was asked by the Virtual Complainant (VC) to produce his Police badge, he pointed a fake gun at the man and relieved him of the haversack. The court heard that Robinson then told the VC to run or he would shoot him.Prosecutor Goodman also related that with respect to Daniels’ case, the VC, who is a security guard, was asleep in a chair when the defendant pushed his hands into his pocket and took out his phone. He then made good his escape. A Police patrol saw the defendant and carried out a search of his person and the stolen items were recovered. Following the Prosecutor’s submission, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded Robinson to prison.The case will continue on December 30, 2019.last_img read more

Garbage pile-up on Wellington Street overbearing – vendors

first_imgSeveral vendors who operate along Wellington and Robb Streets, Georgetown, are now complaining of the foul scent emanating from a huge garbage pile-up.The garbage pile-up on Wellington StreetSeveral vendors complained to Guyana Times about the unsightly amount of garbage that causes flies and maggots.“Everybody puts their garbage there daily and the garbage truck would pass and pick it up, but the smell is horrible. I sell food that people have to eat and if they pass here and see it like this what do you think will happen,” one concerned vendor said.“To tell you the truth, I don’t know where the garbage coming from when I leave here in the afternoon the garbage truck would pick it up, but when I come back in the morning the pile would be there. No matter how they clean it, it would build up back”, another seller explained.In addition, a vendor identified as “Golyn”, said that persons are not only throwing their garbage there, but they are also seizing the opportunity to urinate and defecate in the vicinity.“There is a place that sells fry fish there and the smell will affect them more because they are closer. Chetsons had to make a gate there because they use to go there to defecate and urinate there. Now they do it there. When you pass, it stinks,” she told this publication.last_img read more

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

first_img0Shares0000A goal from Luis Suarez sent Uruguay and Russia through to the World Cup knockout phase © AFP / Pascal GUYOTMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.A single goal from Luis Suarez was enough to give Uruguay victory against Saudi Arabia, leaving them on six points along with Russia and condemning Egypt and the Saudis to an early exit from the tournament. In the earlier game, in Group B, Ronaldo netted his fourth goal of the tournament in Portugal’s 1-0 win against Morocco, ending the north Africans’ chances of progress.The five-time world player of the year scored with an early header to add to his hat-trick for the European champions against Spain in their opener.In the other Group B match, Spain needed a fortunate Diego Costa goal to beat a determined Iran side who had a second-half effort from Saeid Ezatolahi disallowed for offside in Kazan.Portugal and Spain both have four points and will be competing for top spot when they complete their first-round games against Iran and Morocco respectively on Monday.– Iranian pride –The top two teams in the group will face Russia and Uruguay in the last 16.Cristiano Ronaldo has four goals in two matches © AFP / YURI CORTEZIran have still never beaten a European side at a World Cup, but coach Carlos Queiroz said they could take pride from their performance against Spain.“We left the pitch 1-0 down, but we won respect. I’m sure the fans are proud of our team,” said Queiroz.“Our players can go home and sit with their family and friends and be proud of themselves.”Having won their first match, Iran could still secure an unlikely qualification if they beat Queiroz’s native Portugal.– Lethal Suarez –Uruguay came up against an improved Saudi side in Rostov-on-Don, but master poacher Suarez took advantage of a goalkeeping error by Mohammed Al-Owais to put his side ahead midway through the first half and the Saudis could not respond.It was a fitting way for the Barcelona forward to mark his 100th international appearance and he will be hoping to go further in the World Cup after exiting the last two in disgrace after being sent off for a goal-line handball against Ghana in 2010, and infamously biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in 2014. Morocco, like so many sides before them, were undone by a piece of Ronaldo brilliance. He now has 85 international goals — a record for a European player.“I’m happy I scored the goal but the most important thing is that we won the game. We have to think match by match in order to progress,” Ronaldo said.Disappointed Morocco coach Herve Renard said his side had showed they had a bright future despite being out of the running to qualify for the last 16.“We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years and we’ve showed that we can play football,” the Frenchman said. “We do play football.”Meanwhile, host nation Russia were celebrating the 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday which paved the way for them to move into the next round despite pre-tournament expectations that they would struggle to get out of their group.After a goalless first half, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi scored an own goal before Denis Cheryshev struck and Artem Dzyuba added a third. Mohamed Salah scored a consolation penalty late on but it was not enough for the Pharaohs.“Can you believe it?” Moscow’s Sport Express newspaper asked.“We waited a very long time for this,” said Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov.burs-jw/gj/jc0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Passover rituals reminders of freedom

first_imgJews around the world will gather at sundown today for the start of Passover, the Festival of Freedom marked with a ritual meal, or Seder.Passover marks the freedom and flight of the Israelites from Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II more than 3,000 years ago. The observance includes a Seder on the first two nights, when symbolic foods are served and the Haggadah is read, recounting the story of the Exodus. “Passover is the root narrative of Judaism,” said Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. “It’s especially important today because religion must be based on freedom of choice. Passover is a reminder of the many ways we are enslaved. We are enslaved by the pursuit of money and fortune and by our selfishness.” Schulweis said he looks forward to the part of the Seder when a bitter herb – typically horseradish – is eaten. The experience reminds him of his childhood, when his grandfather told him the bitter herb allows those at the Seder to feel with their whole being what it was like to be enslaved. (818) 713-3708160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“People think that it’s natural to want freedom, but it’s not innate,” Schulweis said. “Passover is a reminder that you have to fight against that inclination to be subservient. You shall be independent, not enslaved.” Participants at Seder use a guide book called a Haggadah. Each person is given a Haggadah in order to actively participate in reciting blessings, eating the symbolic foods, discussing themes of freedom and singing traditional Seder songs. “Passover is the season of our freedom. Redemption is, to me, the most important part. On many levels, what you are today is not what you may be tomorrow,” said Cantor Paul Dorman of Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge. He led a Seder Tuesday for the temple’s religious school. “The original holiday was about spring and renewal. … I told the children to remember all the opportunities that they can have because they are free.” [email protected] last_img read more

Masilo makes it easier for girls to stay in school

first_imgAs founder and managing director of Krystal Clear Vision, Vanessa Masilo (far right) hopes to be a constant motivator for young girls and instil self confidence and attitude that would allow them “to face life’s challenges head on”. (Images: Play your Part Reporter)Vanessa Masilo is grateful for and proud of her success. Prompted by this, the businesswoman and Play Your Part ambassador wanted to give back to the community of Vredefort, where she grew up – and she elected to help girls stay in school by supplying them with sanitary towels.Many underprivileged girls and young women in South Africa struggle to balance their education with the pressures of growing into womanhood and it is not uncommon for them to miss weeks of school because they cannot afford sanitary towels.“For many of us, buying sanitary pads is as easy as buying bread and milk. But this is not the case for many young girls and women in South Africa,” said Masilo, the founder and general manager of Krystal Clear Vision.To achieve her goal, Masilo enlisted the help of a number of different NGO and government organisations, such as Brand South Africa, the Free State government and the Ngwathe ANC Youth League and Women’s League.Vanessa Masilo and Ngwathe District Mayor Joey Mochela with South African musician DJ Sbu who was on hand to share some of his own lessons with the young girls.Called the Pad Drive, funds were raised from donors in the various towns of the Ngwathe district. Sanitary towels were bought with the donations, and the partners gathered in Vredefort’s town hall on 2 November for their handover.The Pad Drive had raised enough funds to supply five months’ worth of sanitary towels to each of the girls at the handover in the jam-packed hall, said Masilo. Through it, Masilo and partners hoped to restore some dignity to these girls and ensure that no child missed a day of school because of her sanitary needs.“I don’t regret being a woman or being a mother, because I see the value of being a girl today,” said Ngwathe District Mayor Joey Mochela. “I want all of them to make the most out of Vanessa’s efforts and do their best in school. As elders it is our responsibility to make sure that this generation is better than us.”“My dream is to see young people back in their communities saying ‘I’m going to make a difference,’” said Masilo offering more on what motivates her to make a difference.MAKING A HABIT OF GIVING BACKAs a Play Your Part ambassador it is no surprise that the Pad Drive was not the first time Masilo and Krystal Clear Vision gave back to the community and make a telling difference in people’s lives.She also helps to build fond memories of school for girls in Free State by lending good, second-hand dresses to girls in need so that they can attend their matric farewells. “I have dresses which I lend to less privileged girls annually and these dresses are worn at their matric farewells,” Masilo explained.“After the matric farewell the dresses are returned to me and the next year other girls get to borrow the dresses so they rotate.“I believe that at that stage of a learner’s life, all they should be worrying about and stressing about is their books and how they intend on performing and passing their matric exceptionally.”In her capacity as managing director of Krystal Clear Vision, Masilo hopes to be a constant motivator for young girls and instil self confidence and attitude that would allow them “to face life’s challenges head on”.“As a businesswoman and a product of the Free State, I asked myself how I could give back to my community. My dream is to see young people back in their communities saying ‘I’m going to make a difference.’”last_img read more

3 tips for finding Mystery Caches

first_imgMystery Caches can be a bit of a, well, mystery! Known as Puzzle or Unknown caches as well, Mysteries are a “catch-all” geocache type that involves solving puzzles in order to decode the correct cache coordinates or crack secret clues to unlock a cache’s stash.With varying degrees of difficulty, it can be daunting trying to figure out where to start with Mystery Caches. That’s why we’re sharing three tips* to help you solve those Mysteries and add another smiley to your find count!  *Sneak Peek: one of these involves updates to our solution checker! Work your way upStart easy by tackling Mystery Caches that have a one or two star difficulty rating. The more caches you conquer over time, the more tricks of the trade* you’ll pick up and the easier it’ll become.*Such as invisible ink (white text), hints in the source code, and clues in the name! Gather your Mystery CrewTwo heads are better than one! Bring your geocaching pals along, not only is geocaching more fun when you have your buddies but they can help you brainstorm through those extra tricky questions. Confirm your coords with our Mystery solution checker!This simple tool helps geocachers ensure they solved for the correct coordinates before they go to find the final container. Last October, we released a basic solution checker for Mystery Caches on Geocaching.com and we’re excited to announce a few improvements! The solution checker has now been updated to a single field, making it easier to input or paste your coordinates:Mystery Caches are fun way to spice up any geocaching adventure while sharpening the geocaching saw. Plus, if it’s still chilly where you call home, Mystery Caches are the perfect activity. For now, sit by the fire and solve some tough puzzles and when the weather warms up, you’ll have a whole new set of caches to find!Do you love a good Mystery? Tell us about your puzzling geocaching experiences or share your favorite puzzle-solving tips! Be careful not to reveal any cache spoilers.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDon’t Miss Out on Pi Day! Top Tips for Mystery CachesMarch 4, 2015In “Geocaching Info”Top Tips for Puzzle CachesAugust 12, 2014In “Learn”How to solve Mystery Caches (also known as Puzzle Caches)March 21, 2018In “Learn”last_img read more

Huawei’s narrowband IoT network grabbing peers’ attention

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Donal Powercenter_img Tags:#Huawei#Internet of Things#IoT#LoRa#LPWAN#NB-IoT#Vodafone Follow the Puck In the rapidly evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei’s narrowband technology is getting increased attention.The Chinese networking giant announced it won a gold medal at the recent World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, China.The award recognized Huawei’s narrowband (NB) cellular IoT advancements, which the company says has helped boost industry confidence in the NB-IoT chain’s rapid development.In particular, Huawei has conducted several tests of its technology that have exceeded industry specifications in regards to Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN).Narrowband is a LPWAN technology that uses licensed spectrum to provide communications over long distance.“NB-IoT technologies fully meet the LPWA market requirements for deep coverage, mass connectivity, ultra-low power consumption, and ultra-low costs,” said Huawei IoT manager Zhu Cheng. “With this leading NB-IoT solution, Huawei will continue working together with carriers and vertical industries to promote the implementation of commercial NB-IoT applications.Huawei has already started to deploy pilot NB-IoT sites with various global carriers. By the end of 2017, the company expects to have rolled out 20 commercial NB-IoT networks around the globe.“Besides technological innovation and product development, Huawei will proactively and relentlessly promote construction of the NB-IoT ecosystem and boost incubation of NB-IoT applications for a prosperous future for the NB-IoT industry,” said Zhu.NB-IoT competition from around the worldMeanwhile, UK-based Vodafone has announced rollout plans for its NB-IoT network, which will start in four European countries next year.The dedicated IoT network will go live in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain in the first quarter of 2017.Vodafone has been one of the largest backers on NarrowBand, an evolution of Huawei’s NB-IoT effort. 3GPP, the largest telecommunication association, standardized the technology in June.However, narrowband is currently competing with LoRa, another IoT network built by Semtech. A few developments in Asia have cropped up in the past using that standard, creating fragmentation in the IoT networking industry.last_img read more

26 Essential Title Design Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro

first_imgWant to kick your title design into overdrive? Here are 26 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.You can always tell an experienced editor from a novice by how much they use the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts save you a few seconds here or there, but over the course of a project those seconds can add up to minutes, hours, or even days. Ironically one of the areas where I see editors using the mouse the most is in title design. Don’t fall into this trap. Save time and your sanity with these 26 title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.1. New TitleWhat it Does: Creates a new title in your project.   PC  Alt+Down   Mac  Up   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C 13. Increase Text Size by One PointWhat it Does: Increases size of the text by one point. (Bonus) New Title Based on Current TitleWhat it Does: Creates a new title based on your current title.In order to preform this keyboard shortcut, you’ll need to adjust a setting in your keyboard shortcut preferences, which can be found by navigating to File>Keyboard Shortcuts. Johnny Elwyn wrote a post here on PremiumBeat about using this common keyboard shortcut. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to make your title editing even faster.   PC  Alt+Right   Mac  Opt+Shift+Left 25. Insert Copyright SymbolWhat it Does: Creates a copyright symbol.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Right   Mac  Cmd+U 3. ItalicWhat it Does: Italicize any selected text.   PC  Left   Mac  Opt+Right   Mac  Opt+Left   PC  Alt+Up   PC  Alt+Left   PC  Alt+Shift+Right 20. Nudge Left Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text left five points.   Mac  Opt+Cmd+Right   Mac  Opt+Shift+Down   PC  Shift+Down   Mac  Shift+Down   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+Right 9. Increase Leading by One UnitWhat it Does: Increases spaces between lines by one unit.   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right   Mac  Opt+Down 2. BoldWhat it Does: Bolds any selected text.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Up   PC  Alt+Shift+Down   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+C 8. Decrease Kerning by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by five units. 15. Decrease Text Size by One PointWhat it Does: Decreases text size by one point.   Mac  Shift+Up 23. Nudge Right One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text right one point. 12. Decrease Leading by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by five units.   PC  Up   PC  Ctrl+B   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Right   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R 16. Decrease Text Size by Five PointsWhat it Does: Decreases text size by five points. 5. Increase Kerning by One UnitWhat it Does: Increases spacing between letters by one unit.center_img   Mac  Cmd+B 10. Increase Leading by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Increases spaces between lines by five units.   PC  Ctrl+T   Mac  Cmd+T   Mac  Opt+Up   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left   Mac  Down 19. Nudge Left One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text left one point. 18. Nudge Down Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text down five points.   PC  Down 4. UnderlineWhat it Does: Underlines any selected text. 22. Nudge Up Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text up five points. 24. Nudge Right Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text right five points.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+Left   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+R   PC  Shift+Left   Mac  Left   PC  Alt+Shift+Left 21. Nudge Up One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text up one point.   PC  Ctrl+I   PC  Ctrl+U 26. Insert Registered SymbolWhat it Does: Creates a registered symbol.   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Left   PC  Shift+Up   PC  Alt+Shift+Up 7. Decrease Kerning by One UnitWhat it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by one unit. 11. Decrease Leading by One UnitWhat it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by one unit.   Mac  Right   Mac  Shift+Right   PC  Right   Mac  Shift+Left   Mac  Cmd+Shift+T   Mac  Opt+Cmd+Left 6. Increase Kerning by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Increases spacing between letters by five units. 14. Increase Text Size by Five PointsWhat it Does: Increases text size by five points.   Mac  Cmd+I   PC  Shift+Right 17. Nudge Down One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text down one point.   PC  Ctrl+Shift+T Know of any other great title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro? Please share them in the comments below.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea tell Valencia: Batshuayi your problem

first_imgChelsea tell Valencia: Batshuayi your problemby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia chiefs are in overdrive trying to negotiate a release from their loan with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgium striker is on a season-long deal at VCF, but coach Marcelino has no interest in counting on Batshuayi when the second-half of the Spanish season kicks off.AS says Chelsea have told Valencia they do not want Batshuayi back – so leaving the ball in VCF’s court to find the player a new club.Despite his problems with Marcelino, Batshuayi isn’t short of suitors ahead of the winter market’s opening.AS Monaco are keen, while AC Milan and AS Roma are also interested in the striker. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more