Buxton man wanted for Region 7 murder

first_imgpolice investigators in F Division (Interior locations) are on the hunt for a Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD)Wanted murder suspect: Andrey Gouveiaman who is wanted for questioning into a murder which occurred at Black Water Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) last month.The wanted man has been identified as 26-year-old Andrey Gouveia of Oronoque, Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One and also of Side Line Dam, Buxton, ECD.According to Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, Gouveia is wanted for questioning in relation to the murder of Eric Godfrey Angel, which occurred on May 9, at Black Water Landing, Cuyuni River.The Police is asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Gouveia to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-2227, 455-2222, 455-2238, 911 or the nearest Police station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.last_img read more

Flooding Renders Thousands Homeless

first_imgThousands of slum dwellers beginning from 20th Street to the Fish Market community in Monrovia have been forced to leave their dwellings as a result of flooding.The disaster followed a heavy 12-hour down pour of rain that began at 9 p.m. on Sunday and continued up to 9 a.m. Monday morning.Residents of 20th and 24th Streets who have lived there for more than 20 years said it was the first time a flood of this magnitude had been experienced in those communities.Identifying the causes of the flood disaster, two of the 24th Street residents attributed it to blocking of the drainages and waterways in the swamp by builders.“The people building in this place are the ones causing this problem for us.  They build right over the drainages and waterways; and because these areas are blocked, the water is forced to spread into the community as it has,” a resident said.Another resident of the Fish Market community near President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s home also attributed the cause of the flood to random building of houses without observing alleys or waterways.According to Solo B. Gbayor, many people in the area build on the waterways in the swamp and are in the habit of dumping dirt in the drainages.  He said this condition has clogged the drainages, preventing water from flowing freely; so the water must find its way. Mr. Gbayor also blamed government for being weak in enforcing environmental and zoning laws and restoring orderliness. “People are just left to do their own thing without observing rules.  Before building in any part of the city you have to go to Public Works to get the permission. But people do their own thing and claim they were authorized by the government.  This is what is  causing the problem for all of us today.”Distressed victims in the communities were on Monday seen taking their luggage, crossing the flood of water to the dry land in search of other accommodations.Those with no hope of getting another home elsewhere could do nothing but to wait for the flood to abate and find their way into their drenched and clustered houses.The affected communities are situated in the lowland area. The narrow strips of dry land are divided by a swamp — one side between the swamp and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other side near the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center, extending to President Sirleaf’s residence near the Old Road-Tubman Boulevard intersection.Residents,  without considering future embarrassments of this kind,  have built in the swamp and blocked the waterway.  Erosion from the main Tubman Boulevard runs down the beach and enters into the swamp.But with the style of building in the communities, the water cannot flow down and is forced to spread.Moreover, the drainage system in those communities,  as in other parts of Monrovia, is clogged as those iron plates used to cover the drainages have all been stolen and sold to scrappers.Local residents use the open holes now to dump trash while erosion also adds up.  As a result, water no longer flows through the drainages but sets and spreads on roads and on the lowland.Up until Monday afternoon, affected residents were still striving to get their things out of the polluted water in those communities, asking the media to propagate their situation in order that they might receive assistance from humanitarian organizations.Normal work in the People’s United Community Clinic between 20th and 24th Streets came to a standstill as the flood overtook it; all working tools were left in the water.Meanwhile, there is also a high possibility of the outbreak of waterborne diseases in the communities.All septic tanks in the communities are full, while plastic bags of human wastes thrown over the top of houses by those without toilets are washed into the flood as rain falls.Residents depend on well water to cook and bathe, and on hand pumps installed by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) water for drinking.  With the level of flood, the water system is certainly polluted; and if not handled properly and expeditiously, may cause diarrhea, cholera, and other related diseases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UK expert advises level playing field

first_imgLocal content policyUnited Kingdom-based local content expert, Dr Michael Warner, has underscored the importance of Guyana’s draft local content policy providing a level playing field for both local and foreign investors so as to avoid any breaches of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).Provisions under the WTO TRIMS Agreement bar against measures that discriminate against suppliers who are foreign investors from other WTO Member States in favour of suppliers who are nationals of the host country.“Leave the canvas wide for different class of alliances … The more the policy isDr Michael Warner delivering his presentation on Wednesday at the Pegasus Hotelinterpreted to give direct preferences of the market to local suppliers … the more likely it is you’re in breach of WTO rules…,” Warner cautioned.The British specialist was at the time making a presentation to local stakeholders in the Private Sector on the best practices in implementing a local content policy. He is currently in Guyana working with the Centre for Local Business Development – a global developer. The event hosted by Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) on Wednesday at the Pegasus Hotel saw the attendance of representatives from the Private Sector and legal fraternity as well as officials from ExxonMobil. The US oil giant has been successful in its offshore exploration activities in Guyana, thus paving the way for first oil in 2020.Having examined Guyana’s local content policy, Dr Warner noted that the draft document was “heading in the right direction”. However, he pointed out that the focus would now have to be on the implementation of the policy.Referencing the impacts, a non-pragmatic and non-collaborative approach had in African countries, Dr Warner lauded Government for pursuing a pragmatic and collaborative method of implementing its local content policy. He mentioned that those countries copy local content policies from each other, but later found that the policies could not hold up in their domestic environment; and as such, he cautioned Guyana against this. Nevertheless, the local content expert noted that the pragmatic and collaborative approach also has risks. To this end, he re-emphasised the need for market opportunities to be made available to both local and overseas players in order to create a level playing field.According to Dr Warner, there needs to be a balance in pushing local content.“But I think Governments are maturing … Politicians and the policy makers have to deliver the expectations of their society … and the two can come together, especially in a place like Guyana, where relatively people meet and talk…,” he posited.While further warning against Guyana falling victim to the ‘Dutch Disease’, the British expert outlined that the entire Guyana would have to work hard to maximise the opportunities that would become available, suggesting that extensive on-the-job training be done. “There’s going to be huge amounts of opportunities for local folks to raise their game and meet the standards of international requirements,” Dr Warner stated.last_img read more

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real troubles

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane said, “I am immensely lucky, first of all to be in good health and secondly to be making a living from my passion” © AFP / Jack GUEZNICOSIA, Cyprus, Nov 21 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a game to spare in Group H by beating APOEL in Cyprus on Tuesday. But they travelled to the eastern Mediterranean on the back of a 0-0 draw at city rivals Atletico on Saturday which left them third in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders Barcelona after only 12 games.They have won just one of their last four games and emerged from a recent Champions League double-header with Tottenham Hotspur with only a point to trail the English side in the group.It is the first crisis of Zidane’s still fledgling coaching career, but the Frenchman dismissed the building pressure.“I am immensely lucky, first of all to be in good health and secondly to be making a living from my passion. I like what I do,” he told a press conference in Nicosia ahead of Tuesday’s game.“There are more difficult jobs. But whatever happens I am remaining optimistic. There might be times when some people worry. Not me, never.”Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have both scored just once in La Liga this season, while Gareth Bale is out injured.But Ronaldo has produced six goals in the Champions League, including a brace in the 3-0 win at home to APOEL in September.Zidane added: “We are one step away from qualifying. We are Real Madrid and we know that people will always want more from us.“We can’t say we have been playing badly, but we need to get our confidence back in front of goal. If we can get one or two goals then more will follow.”A point will also be enough for Madrid to ensure progress provided struggling Borussia Dortmund do not beat Tottenham in Germany.APOEL are still in with a realistic chance of pipping Dortmund to the consolation of a Europa League spot having drawn home and away with the German side in their last two games.They are also fresh from big wins in their last two league games after a slow start to their Cypriot title defence.“It is not going to be an easy match. I don’t watch the Cypriot league, but I have seen how they play in the Champions League,” said Zidane, who is without Sergio Ramos after the defender suffered a broken nose against Atletico.“APOEL are a very good side. They have to win to stay in with a chance, so we need to remain focused.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive first Fifty Shades of Gray pictures – spec-tacular alternate video!

first_imgThe kinky devils behind the worldwide phenomenon book Fifty Shades of Grey have just released their advert for the film version.However, rather than putting yourself through the pain of watching the real thing, we’ve whipped up a far more amusing advert, for our very own Mr Gray.You can catch him on Keys and Gray during the Premier League season every Friday from 7pm on talkSPORT.last_img

Man who led Gardai on 22km chase at speeds of 160kph is jailed

first_imgA man who led Gardai on a 22 kilometre chase through sixteen townlands reaching speeds of up to 160kph has been jailed for four months.Ryan McVeigh appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a series of driving offences. The 20-year-old, who had never appeared in court until this week, was charged with a total of 14 counts of dangerous driving at various locations in Donegal.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that McVeigh was with another group of men who were performing manoeuvres.When approached by Gardai, three cars fled and were pursued by Gardai.McVeigh, from Doaghbeg, Portsalon took off in his Lexus car and reached speeds of up to 160kph and travelled for 22 kilometres through 16 townlands becoming being stopped and arrested.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court that his client had “an unhealthy interest in cars.”Mr Dorrian said his client had no previous convictions and was a hard-working young man who had been working in Australia laying pipes and was keen to return there.However, Judge Paul Kelly said it was becoming regrettably common that people were coming to Donegal during the International Motor Rally and that standards of safe driving do not apply.McVeigh faced a total of 14 charges of dangerous driving during the course of the pursuit.Judge Kelly sentenced McVeigh to four months in jail on four charges of dangerous driving on June 18th this year at various locations in Carrigart with all jail terms to run concurrently.However, he suspended the final two months of each sentence and also disqualified McVeigh from driving for five years.He ordered him to also complete the Pro-Social Driving course and to pay a contribution of €250 to the cost of the course.Man who led Gardai on 22km chase at speeds of 160kph is jailed was last modified: October 4th, 2017 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:courtdonegalGardaijailedPortsalonRyan McVeighlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DELAYS TO DUBLIN AFTER CRASH

first_imgThousands of Donegal fans are experiencing long traffic delays around the Ballygawley Roundabout after a crash there.The cars, many coming form North Donegal, have been diverted into Ballygawley Town causing major tailbacks around 10am.People traveling to the game at Croke Park have been told to allow plenty of time for their journey.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DELAYS TO DUBLIN AFTER CRASH was last modified: August 26th, 2012 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)last_img read more

FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE RESULTS

first_imgDONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUEResults:Donegal Schoolboys Under-16 Champions League FinalLetterkenny Rovers 1 v 0 Keadue RoversUnder-16 Europa Cup FinalBonagee United 2 v 1 Lagan Harps East DivisionUnder-14 LeagueFintown Harps 5 v 1 Cappry Rovers ReservesCurragh Athletic 1 v 3 Raphoe TownCappry Rovers Reserves 1 v 8 Raphoe Town Drumkeen United 1 v 2 Cappry RoversUnder-10 LeagueCastlefin Celtic 1 v 5 Cappry RoversCappry Rovers 2 v 0 Raphoe Town Ballybofey United 0 v 2 Convoy ArsenalCurragh Athletic 1 v 1 Lifford CelticSouth DivisionUnder-14 LeagueSt. Catherines 2 v 8 Dunkineely CelticEany Celtic 1 v 0 Erne WanderersDrumbar United 1 v 4 Donegal TownLetterkenny DivisionUnder-12 Premier LeagueMulroy Academy 3 v 0 Illistrin UnitedSwilly Rovers 4 v 0 Letterkenny RoversKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 0 Ballyraine UnitedDunfanaghy Youths 7 v 2 Milford UnitedGlencar 0 v 6 Bonagee UnitedIllistrin United 1 v 2 Lagan HarpsMulroy Academy 1 v 0 Lagan HarpsDunfanaghy Youths 2 v 1 GlencarUnder-14 Premier LeagueLagan Harps 0 v 5 Mulroy AcademyBonagee United 5 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticIllistrin United 6 v 0 Dunfanaghy YouthsGlencar 2 v 5 Milford UnitedUnder-12 Reserve LeagueCappry Crusaders 1 v 2 Letterkenny CrusadersBallyraine Celtic 0 v 1 Glencar HammersDunfanaghy Blues 1 v 0 Swilly RamblersBonagee Tigers 5 v 1 Lurgy CelticUnder-14 Reserve CupBallyare Diamonds 1 v 4 Swilly RamblersBallyraine Celtic 1 v 5 Bonagee TigersSwilly Ramblers 6 v 1 Glencar HammersFOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more

Why The iOS 6.1 Exploit Is No Reason To Worry

first_imgnick statt Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Want to break into someone’s new iPhone? It’s easy! First you click the emergency call button, hold down the power button, click cancel, tap the numbers 112, begin the call, and then quickly end the call. Got it? Part two: return to the passcode screen and start holding the power button. In the fraction of a second before the ‘slide to power off’ option appears, tap the emergency call button again.Presto! You’re in. Try it a few dozen times and you’ll definitely get it. Maybe.This iOS 6.1 exploit, which is currently enjoying its 15 minutes on the Web, is obviously a large and puzzling security flaw in Apple’s iOS Passcode Lock system. But there are a couple of reasons why iPhone owners who keep their software up-to-date shouldn’t worry too much. First off, this trick is incredibly hard to pull off. I tried for roughly an hour to break into my own iPhone, but I just couldn’t make it happen — those button presses have to be expertly timed. Unless a would-be iPhone hacker has some serious gaming skills, it likely won’t be easy for them to nail this on the first, or even fifth, try.Check out the YouTube video below to see how it works. If you can master the bypass, you would theoretically be all set to steal someone’s phone and perform meaningless actions.  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Apple#iOS 6#iPad#iPhone A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting That leads to the second point, which is that if you do happen to get through the Passcode Lock, all you can do is play around in the phone app itself. That is fortunately far less risky in a personal-information sense than, say, access to other apps such as Notes (which might contain more sensitive info) or Facebook (which could lead to cruel hacking such as like self-deprecating status updates or a rude private message or two). When you really think about it, only so much harm can come from accessing someone’s contacts and making some calls. Now, if a theoretical hacker does access your contacts, he or she could also get into your photo albums by way of trying to set a new contact photo. But that doesn’t pose much more of a risk than accessing the phone app does. (Unless you happen to keep particularly incriminating pictures on your photo roll. But that one’s on you.)The lesson here is simple. While of course Apple should fix this bug, there’s no reason to abandon the iPhone over the purported permeability of the Passcode Lock. A smarter move would be to ensure that you have full access to the My Find iPhone service, which would let you locate the device, and wipe it if you so choose, in the 45 minutes it’ll take the thief to break in. If he ever does, that is.Image via Apple Related Posts last_img read more

Infinix Hot 6 Pro with dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 425 launched in India for Rs 7,999

first_imgInfinix has added yet another product to its budget segment lineup today. The company has launched the Infinix Hot 6 Pro on account of completing a year in the Indian market. The Hot 6 Pro has been launched for a starting price of Rs 7,999 as an Flipkart exclusive product. The phone will be available in three colours variants — Bordeaux Red, Sandstone Black and Magic Gold.The Hot 6 Pro, Infinix claims that the screen of the phone is such that it “provides an ultimate video watching experience”. The phone comes with a big 5.99-inch HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 83.4 per cent. Apart from the big display, two other highlighting factors about the Infinix Hot 6 Pro are — battery and camera.The Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes with dual cameras on the rear panel. The phone sports a primary sensor of 13MP with an aperture of f/2.0 and secondary sensor of 2MP. The primary camera is dedicated for portrait pictures, in other words, it is capable of clicking background blur shots. The rear camera setup comes coupled with phase detection auto focus (PDAF) which helps in fast focusing, and dual LED soft light. The camera of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes with several features like Portrait Mode, HDR, Beauty, Panorama, Night Mode, and Time Lapse. On the front, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes with a 5MP sensor coupled with f/2.0 aperture and soft LED flash. With the Infinix Hot 6 Pro users can click bokeh selfies too.On the hardware front, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64 bit Quad-core processor much like other phones at this price segment. The phone comes paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. The phone comes with 3-in-1 multi card slot.advertisementThe Infinix Hot 6 Pro is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which the company claims delivers up to “12 hours’ uninterrupted video playback or 37 hours’ music playback” in a single charge. The Infinix phone also comes with an advanced integrated Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor to enhance security features. The phone runs on the latest Android Oreo operating system.Commenting on the launch of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro, Anish Kapoor CEO of Infinix said, “With data revolution and digital content platforms sprouting to provide online streaming and video on demand has led to personal screen becoming the first choice among millennials. There is a dire need for video viewing device in mid-budget segment that can offer all host of features in one device such as bigger screen, long battery, loud sound and bright display. We, at Infinix, are committed to adhering to our consumer-centric approach and with HOT 6 Pro, we are certain to fulfil the consumer video watching pain points in the budget segment with Superb 6 inch full view display along with Eye care feature which is supported by long battery for binge watching.””It’s been a year since we launched Infinix in India. These twelve months have been an incredible ride for us. We have successfully made inroads in the online space and launched a global portfolio consisting of four product lines – HOT, NOTE, HOT S & ZERO that received overwhelming response from the consumers on Flipkart,” he continued.Infinix Hot 6 Pro is launched as an Flipkart exclusive product. “We are excited about the new Infinix launch on Flipkart. With this, we have unlocked a completely new category of phones specialized for video viewing. Flipkart has always offered customer-centric solutions and with the new Infinix Hot 6 Pro, we have a special phone that offers one of the best viewing experiences at its price point,” said Ayyappan Rajagopal Senior Director Mobiles Category, of Flipkart.last_img read more