DNA results confirm body is indeed missing British teen’s

first_imgAll doubts have been laid to rest after DNA testing confirmed the body found at Nurney Village, Corentyne, Berbice is that of British teen Dominic Bernard.Murder accused, Aaron HingMurdered teen: Dominic BernardCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum late Thursday evening confirmed that the DNA results were collected and proved to be that of the young man who went missing on the night he arrived in Guyana.He stated that although Krystal Thomas, Sinfinee Henry and Jameel Sinclair have been granted bail by the High Court, the two main perpetrators Aaron Hing and Staymon George are on remand.Now that DNA testing has confirmed that the remains are that of the teenager, the Police will hand over them to the family to make funeral arrangements.The 18-year-old was collected upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan international Airport (CJIA) in October last by Hing, his Godbrother, of Kildonan village, Corentyne, Berbice, but he vanished after that night.The relatives of the teenager made a missing person’s report three months later. Two days after the report was made, the Godbrother disappeared, raising suspicions.Hing was arrested at a house in Timehri, East Bank Demerara and Staymon George, who also became a person of interest, was arrested in Georgetown. One day after the arrest, a body suspected to be that of the missing teenager was discovered in a shallow grave at Kildonan.Following the discovery, they both confessed to robbing and murdering the teenager who had close to £2000 and a quantity of camera equipment. They admitted collecting the teen from the Airport on October 14, 2015 and on their way to Berbice, they stopped along Sheriff Street where they ate and drank a few beers.The confession led to the arrest of three other persons, one of whom was Jameel Sinclair who took investigators aback the Nurney Village where he claimed he was instructed to hide several components of the teen’s camera.Murder accused, Staymon GeorgeShortly after, the Guyana Police Force charged Hing, 22; George, 23; Thomas, 20; Henry, 39, and Sinclair, 20, for the murder. They were remanded to prison on the indictable charge.However, on Tuesday, Thomas, Henry and Sinclair were granted bail by the High Court after an application was filed on their behalf.The petition was heard and granted by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Demerara High Court in the sum of $300,000 each, and the trio was instructed to report to the Whim Police Station on a regular basis.last_img read more

AIIC to Begin Mechanized Farming Support Project

first_imgFlashback: AIIC members using a tractor once donated by the MOA to plow their fields.The Agriculture Infrastructures Investment Corporation (AIIC), based in Quaduboni district, Lofa County will tomorrow begin a project in Monrovia that aims to raise funds to enhance mechanized agriculture in Lofa County.The head of AIIC, Mohammed Kamara, told the Daily Observer on Wednesday that Agriculture Minister Moses Zinnah is expected to launch the project, while the National Investment Commission boss, George Wisner, will serve as key note speaker.According to Kamara, they are expected to raise at least US$188,788 that will be used to purchase tractors, power tillers and other mechanized equipment.“Considering the need to make Liberia self-sufficient in food, we have deemed it necessary to start a project that will help us introduce mechanized farming in our county. We are looking forward to raising money that will get us to move forward with the production of food,” he stated. We expect to carry out the formal launch of our support to mechanized farming the 19th of May in Foyah District.AIIC specializes in rice production and processing in Lofa County, buying paddy rice from farmers, processing it, and then supplying it to the World Food Program and the Government of Liberia.The organization’s facility has a processing capacity to produce 2 metric tons of rice a day. With support from the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA), AIIC is to shortly benefit from an industrial rice mill to produce 10 metric tons of rice a day.Meanwhile, Mr. Kamara has lauded the USAID Mission in Liberia for its support to the AIIC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Returning Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

first_img0Shares0000Relaxed return: Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles back at Old Trafford to face former club Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 23 – Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to pile more pressure on his old club Manchester United and put allegations of rape to one side when he steps out for Italian giants Juventus at Old Trafford in the Champions League Tuesday.Ronaldo made his name in Manchester, winning the first of his five Champions League and three Premier League titles under the tutelage of Alex Ferguson, for whom he still retains the highest regard. “To return here to Manchester for me is a huge emotion. When we were drawn together I remembered the history I made here. I won all the trophies: Champions League, leagues, cups,” said a smiling Ronaldo in a pre-match press conference.“I remembered the incredible fans and a person that I don’t forget, who was one of the people that helped me most, Sir Alex Ferguson.”However, Ronaldo also inflicted one of Ferguson’s biggest disappointments.Having swapped Manchester for Real Madrid for a world record fee in 2009, Ronaldo was given a hero’s welcome in his only previous return to Old Trafford but ultimately scored the winning goal to edge a contentious Champions League last-16 tie in the Spanish side’s favour in 2013.That proved to be Ferguson’s final European match, and in the legendary Scot’s retirement, United have fallen on hard times in Europe.In the five years since, Ronaldo has won the Champions League four times with Madrid, while United have won just one knockout tie in Europe’s top club competition.– More than contenders –The danger posed by Juventus threatens to put Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho back in the firing line © AFP / Oli SCARFFBoth sides are on course to make the last 16 this season. Juventus top Group H with a perfect record from comfortable victories over Young Boys and Valencia and United have taken four points from a possible six against the same opponents.However, in large part due to Ronaldo’s talismanic status in the Champions League, it is Juventus, who paid Madrid 112 million euros ($129 million) for the 33-year-old in July, and not United, who are being touted as contenders to win the competition, even by the English side’s own manager Jose Mourinho.“As far as I’m concerned, Juventus are more than just a contender this season to win the Champions League,” said Mourinho.“They have a really special player (Ronaldo), who makes a real difference as well.”Top scorer in the Champions League for the past six seasons, Ronaldo has been made to wait to make an impact for Juventus.Sent-off just half an hour into his European debut for the club at Valencia, he also sat out a 3-0 win over Young Boys three weeks ago due to suspension.“My last two months in Juve was amazing. Everything goes well, my adaptation goes well, and the team is amazing,” insisted Ronaldo, despite the off-field turmoil.A former American model Kathryn Mayorga, 34, has accused Ronaldo of raping her on June 13, 2009, just before he joined Real Madrid from United. Ronaldo has vigorously denied the allegations and has been backed by his new club.“It doesn’t matter if I play or get sent-off. The most important (thing) is that we have six points, we are in a good position and I’m glad to be back,” he added.The threat of a hungry Ronaldo is dangerous for Mourinho, who is still under pressure despite encouraging recent results.United battled back from behind for a dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle and a creditable 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Saturday, but are still languishing nine points off the top of the Premier League in 10th.“I think the last games proved that we can play, press forward and we have players to make the difference,” insisted United striker Romelu Lukaku.“The challenge of tomorrow is to win the game against a really difficult side, but we’ll do our best and see where we stand against one of the best teams in Europe.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unbelievable overhead kick against England was three years ago – see here!

first_imgNovember 14, 2012 – Sweden marked the opening of their new national stadium with a friendly match 4-2 win over England. It was also a fixture which saw star Zlatan Ibrahimovic score four times – including an outrageous overhead kick to beat Joe Hart. A 17-year-old Raheem Sterling made his England debut and Steven Gerrard won his 100th cap, but it was the established 6ft 5in forward who stole the show.Swedish star Ibrahimovic, who had joined French side Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan four months earlier, opened the scoring with a neat finish before Danny Welbeck and Steven Caulker netted as Roy Hodgson’s side quickly turned the game around. Zlatan drew the hosts level by controlling the ball on his chest before volleying past the Man City goalkeeper and he soon added a third with a free-kick. With the full-time whistle approaching, Hart came out of his area to head clear, into the path of Ibrahimovic, whose 30-yard overhead kick looped into an open goal, much to the delight of Zlatan’s worldwide following.  Click the video above to relive the moments Ibrahimovic’s fourth goal stunned the world, including talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, who was on commentary. SEE HERE – A little more recently, Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked like scoring a stunning free-kick until Schmeichel did this!last_img read more

SURGEON SAYS HE IS WALKING HIS DOG MORE BECAUSE HIS OPERATIONS ARE BEING CANCELLED

first_imgDr Peter O’RourkeA surgeon in Letterkenny University Hospital whose operations are being constantly cancelled says he now has more time to walk his dog and look out his window.An annoyed Peter O’Rourke, an orthopaedic surgeon, said a lack of beds, and the priority given to patients on trolleys, means his usual morning theatre lists are being put on hold.He told the Irish Independent this is forcing him to go for walks instead of operating on people who have been on waiting lists for a year for a new hip. Mr O’Rourke was echoing the exasperation of surgeons across the country, who have been blocked from carrying out their normal amount of surgeries for several months because of the deal agreed with nurses to cancel admission of waiting-list patients when the number of people waiting on trolleys reached a certain level.The knock-on effects are revealed in the latest public hospital figures showing 72,881 people are waiting for surgery and almost 400,000 for an appointment to see a specialist.He said: “I have around 140 patients waiting. I see a lot of patients who need joint replacements. We saw around 60 patients on Friday and 30 of them needed replacements.“I could do five of these operations a day but instead people are being contacted at 7pm the evening before surgery and told it is cancelled. I don’t bother coming in until later in the morning. I take the dog for a walk or look out the window.” It is not possible to hold outpatient clinics as an alternative at such short notice because of the need to give notice to patients and have staff available.Mr O’Rourke has written to acting Health Minister Leo Varadkar, other members of the Cabinet and TDs to highlight his concerns and outline how hospitals have changed over the years.“We have a beds crisis, not a trolley crisis,” he said. In some instances beds are lying idle but his patients cannot be operated on because they cannot share a ward with others who might pass on infection.“At least Leo Varadkar has been honest in saying there is no quick fix. The first three months of the year are always bad for cancellations but this year has been worse.”He insisted a five to 10-year plan for the health service is needed. Private patients are also having their surgery cancelled. Some have seen their operations put back six times.“Having qualified in medicine in 1983 I have witnessed changes in hospitals for 33 years. It is only by understanding these one can really analyse the problem and plan to resolve it. I am retiring in six to seven years and do not expect any improvements in that time.”A spokesman for Mr Varadkar said actions were being taken to reduce lists and the latest figures were due to peak winter demand for emergency care. Fine Gael is proposing a special €50m fund, with funding targeted at the most urgent cases and those waiting longest.SURGEON SAYS HE IS WALKING HIS DOG MORE BECAUSE HIS OPERATIONS ARE BEING CANCELLED was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:Dr Peter O’Rourkeletterkennysurgeonwalking doglast_img read more

Lovely course for the Coláiste Ailigh 5K next Wednesday

first_imgThe annual Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny 5K walk/run has been pencilled in for next Wednesday evening, May 9, in the town.The May 9th fundraiser once again follows a lovely route around the town, starting and finishing at the Irish medium college.Registration is from 5.30pm with the race under starters orders at 7.30pm. Full changing facilities are provided for runners and walkers at the school on the evening with refreshments afterwards.Entry for the popular 5k walk/run is €5 for students and €8 for adults.All funds raised go to the Coláiste and everyone is invited to take part – walking or running. Lovely course for the Coláiste Ailigh 5K next Wednesday was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by John2Share 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:20185kColaiste Ailighlast_img read more

Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager

first_img LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Frank Lampard shows appreciation to the fans at half time during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on February 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Frank Lampard has been appointed the new manager of Derby County, the Championship club have confirmed.Lampard, the Chelsea and England legend, has been in talks with the Rams since last week, and he has finally agreed a deal to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park to take charge of relegated Stoke City. 1 The midfield legend, who won three Premier League titles, four FA cups, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League during his playing days, has signed a three-year deal.This is the first managerial role Lampard, 39, has taken since his retirement as a player in early 2017. He has earned his coaching badges and has worked with the Chelsea academy on occasion since then. Lampard has joined the club on a three-year deal. #WelcomeFrankMore details ? https://t.co/DJLl5iihBH pic.twitter.com/EwTBQmd8XH— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 31, 2018Lampard has previously held talks with Derby’s Championship rivals Ipswich Town, but a deal could not be agreed and he will instead start his managerial career in the East Midlands.“I’m delighted to have someone of Frank’s calibre as our new manager,” Derby chairman, Mel Morris, told the club’s official website.“I’ve always been an admirer of Frank both as a player and a person, especially in the way he conducts himself both on and off the pitch. That impression was only re-enforced when we interviewed him for this role, his passion and humility shone through in equal measure. The board were unanimous that he was the stand-out applicant with many highly desirable and unique capabilities.“Few players have achieved what Frank has in his career to date. He’s a winner, a leader who knows what it takes to succeed and who has the character and charisma to be a fantastic manager for us.”Lampard added: “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity. I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the Chairman and board members.“We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have at Pride Park.“This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board. I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”The talkSPORT network is the only place to hear EFL football for the next two seasonslast_img read more

Piloting ‘white space’ broadband in SA

first_img28 August 2013 Microsoft recently launched the second TV white space trial in South Africa, providing wireless broadband over a “white space” network to underserved communities in Limpopo province in a bid to validate the technology as a means of providing low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity in developing countries. The pilot project, launched in July, follows Google’s launch in March of a similar pilot among 10 schools in Cape Town. In both cases, the trials seek to demonstrate that broadband can be offered over white spaces – unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum – without interfering with licensed spectrum holders, while offering an affordable means of democratising broadband internet access. The government has set itself the medium-term target of delivering broadband to 80 percent of South Africans by 2020. Google’s project partners include the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Meraka Institute, e-Schools Network, the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (Tenet), and US wireless communication solutions provider Carlson Wireless. The CSIR is also involved with the Microsoft pilot, along with the University of Limpopo and local network builder Multisource, who together are using TV white spaces and solar-powered base stations to provide wireless broadband to five schools in remote parts of Limpopo province. The project is also providing each of the schools with Windows-based tablets, projectors, teacher laptops and training, education-related content, solar panels for device charging where there is no access to electricity, and other support. “Reducing the cost of broadband access means millions more South Africans will get online,” Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati said in a statement accompanying the launch of the pilot. “This will create new opportunities for education, healthcare, commerce and the delivery of government services across the country.” This is Microsoft’s third TV white space trial in Africa. Earlier this year, it launched trials in Kenya and Tanzania that combined white space technology with solar power to deliver high-speed internet access in areas not even connected to the national electricity grid. It also has trials under way or completed in the UK, Singapore and the Philippines. South African Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom welcomed the pilot, saying that global experience showed that access to broadband networks could provide greater economic, development and education opportunities in rural areas. “We see a truly connected future in which all of South Africa’s major cities, towns and villages will be connected to affordable internet service, thereby facilitating the country’s mass entry into the knowledge and information economy,” Hanekom said in the Microsoft statement. Microsoft is also advocating for laws and regulations that promote more efficient and effective spectrum use as a member of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, a global organisation launched in Singapore last month. Paul Garnett, director at Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, said governments throughout the world should “take note of the increasing momentum behind this technology and adopt forward-looking regulation that allows for more efficient use of spectrum for the benefit of all”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress —August 1st, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rains Bypass Dry AreasIsolated areas received varied amounts of rainfall, which helped corn and soybean progress, while other areas are still experiencing severe dry conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.0 days available for fieldwork for the week ending July 31st. Oat harvest continued to progress well ahead of the five year average. Corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture conditions all declined from previous week. Concern for corn during pollination remained high. Livestock producers reported feeding hay, and noted that the prospects for the 2016 hay crop were declining.Click here to see the full reportlast_img

Never followed traditional women route in my life: Sania Mirza

first_imgSania Mirza, who is currently on maternity leave, is looking to seek inspiration from Serena Williams as she targets a return to tennis in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Serena stormed to the final of Wimbledon 2018 as the world watched the American legend return to her old ways on the court.Like Serena Williams, Sania wants to set an example and show the world that “pregnancy or motherhood or parenthood should not be something that holds you back from your dreams.”It has been almost half a year since Serena returned to tennis and recently reached as far as the Wimbledon final in just her second Grand Slam since return. At the French Open, she pulled out from last 16 due to injury but showed her mettle in London.Sania wants to follow in Serena’s footsteps and carve a niche of her own, like she has down throughout a glittering career.”I have not followed the ‘traditional women route’ in my life. I have always been the odd one out and I am glad that I was one. My parents have always supported all my decisions – so whether I was playing tennis in Hyderabad at a time when nobody dreamed of playing tennis or winning Wimbledon or marrying the person that I loved or having a child after eight years of our marriage – I have always lived life on my own terms,” Sania told Gulf News.Also read -Mesut Ozil finds sympathy from Sania Mirza: Racism should not be accepted”It’s unfair to look at pregnancy as a drawback for your career or your life. We, as progressive women have to move forward in life and that’s the only way to be. One of my biggest examples I would like to set for my child is that pregnancy or motherhood or parenthood should not be something that holds you back from your dreams.”advertisementSerena was unseeded at the French Open and the organisers were criticised for not considering the maternity leave before seeding her. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has been very vocal about the harsh rules for women in tennis. However, Sania feels that the change is slowly coming. Sania Mirza is set to give birth to her first child in October this year. (@MirzaSania Photo)”There was no maternity leave until recently for us. So that’s a change in itself. It may take time, but I do think there will be changes as there are so many mothers who are coming back to playing now after motherhood. Earlier, what would happen was that once they retire, they would go into motherhood. But that’s not the case anymore.”There are at least 20 mothers out there who are playing, which is incredible, including Kim Clijsters who’s come back and won grand slams after she’s had a child. Serena is the greatest tennis player we have, but even for her it has not been easy. To be out of the game for a year and a half and then get back into the back to the same level isn’t easy. You can get back into the game, but to reach the same level takes time,” Sania said.Also read – Coming back to tennis is priority for Sania Mirza after pregnancySania shared that there is an option of protecting your rankings and she has taken it, keeping in mind that she wants to return to tennis. As a “realistic goal”, she is trying to take 2020 Olympics as her major comeback where she wants to be in the best shape possible.”There’s an option of protective rankings where you protect your ranking and then try and come back So you can freeze your rankings. I have done that. It’s a long way off. We are still in 2018 and my goal is obviously to try and come back to 2020 Olympics. It’s a realistic goal to set because it will be the end of the year after I have my child.”last_img read more