first_imgWell known character Leon Duncan, called “Whistle,” who on numerous occasions had been before the court on several allegations, including murder — and who was shot on Saturday last by Police following a robbery accusation — found himself yet again before the court slapped with said robbery charge and other offences.The 28-year-old of Lot 1977 Festival City, North Ruimveldt, and his alleged accomplice, 20-year-old Wayne Lawrence of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, were both remanded to prison when they appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman.It is alleged that the duo robbed Shezeena Hoosein of $90,000 on August 25, 2018 on Hadfield Street, Stabroek Georgetown, while using violence in the course of the robbery.The court heard that the men attacked Hoosein at about 05:50h, and gun-butted her to her face before making off with her cash.According to the prosecution’s case, the duo was apprehended on Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust. However, Duncan was shot after he allegedly attempted to disarm one of the arresting officers.On Wednesday, Duncan was additionally charged for robbing Nikel Pikerson of his $98,000 gold chain on July 14 at Second Street, Alberttown.Additionally, on April 15, he reportedly discharged a loaded firearm at the National Gymnasium, for which he was also charged on Wednesday.Finally, he was slapped with a charge of assaulting two Police officers on August 25, who were at the time executing duties.Attorney for Duncan, Keoma Griffith, told the court that his client was shot to his upper right thigh. He noted that Duncan is currently not able to take care of himself, and requested that pre-trial liberty be granted to his client.However, Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris strongly objected to Duncan being placed on bail, citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offences for which he was accused.Duncan was placed on $100,000 bail for the allegation of discharging a loaded firearm, but was remanded, along with his co-accused Lawrence, on the robbery charges.last_img read more

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first_imgQPR head coach Chris Ramsey was asked about a number of issues at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Cardiff City. Here’s a round-up of some of the things he had to say.Team news“Charlie [Austin] had a slight tweak in the game against Charlton so we took him off. He’s available for tomorrow. We’re probably going to be missing Jamie [Mackie]. He’s got a slight groin strain. Hopefully it won’t keep him out for too long.”On Austin“If a club wants him and come in and make firm offers, and if the owners think it’s the right offer, then he’ll go. All we’re looking for is a firm offer to get this thing sorted one way or another.“We haven’t had any firm offers for Charlie and as far as we’re concerned he’s a QPR player and will want to do his best to get his goalscoring tally up to where it was last year.”On talks to sign Tim Ream from Bolton“We’re still in negotiations on that. He’s a target that we have been looking at.”Ream is expected to complete a move to Loftus RoadOn Rob Green“Rob could literally play for any team in the country – you’re talking about Chelsea down to any Premiership team.“I think he’s a top goalkeeper and his attitude has been fantastic around the place. His professionalism is one for younger players to behold.“I think that if you look at any of the top teams – Man Citys, Arsenals, Liverpools – he could play for any of those teams. So we’re happy that he’s here. We don’t foresee him leaving.”On Sandro“Sandro is imminently returning to the country, based on some paperwork that needs to be clarified. He’s in the process of that and we’re expecting to see him shortly.“We’re in constant contact with Sandro. We’ve sent some messages and he sent me a voice message saying that he’s been training and is looking forward to coming back.”Sandro is in his native Brazil following problems with his visaOn Leroy Fer“I think he’s got the bit between his teeth to prove a lot of people wrong about his injury and prove people wrong about his form, because he wants to be involved with the national team as well at the end of the season.“I think he knows that the QPR fans are behind him and he owes them for their support. I’m very excited about the way he’s conducted himself around the place.“He’s given us his word that he’s fully committed to the club and that he wants to see us climbing up the table.“He’s a big miss for us because he’s a very good player and his attitude has been fantastic.“Obviously he’s a talented player, but he’s now got a chance to show his resilience and whether he can help other players.“There’s quite a few young players in the squad and he’s more experienced and needs to really show some leadership.”Fer’s move to Sunderland was scrapped after he failed a medicalOn being linked with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle“We haven’t made an offer for him. I don’t know if it’s a realistic target as regards the money that was quoted – £6m. I don’t think we’re in that field.“Obviously any club in the Championship would like to have a player of that ability, but we haven’t put that on the list at the moment.”On talks with Southend to sign keeper Daniel Bentley“I think we’re still negotiating that one. He’s a fine keeper that everyone’s talking about and I think that’s still in the negotiation stage.”On Joey Barton“Joey has had a lot of press about him based on when he was a young boy. People change. They change into adulthood and become family people.“Joey has matured and I think some of the things that are said about him are unfair and taken out of context. As far as the dealings I had with him when he was at QPR, he was respectful and trained well and always gave 100% on the field.”And finally, on whether West Brom have been back in for Matt Phillips“Not that I’m aware of and frankly I’m quite happy about that.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgKirwan State High School (KSHS) dominated the North Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships held last weekend, 24-25 August 2007 at Queens Park in Townsville.Kirwin, a renowned Touch Football nursery in Queensland, contested all four divisional finals in Open Boys and Girls, and 15 Years Boys and Girls of the showcase schools event in North Queensland.Kirwin claimed the 15 Years Girls and Boys crowns, whilst fellow North Queensland powerhouse William Ross State High School (WRSHS) annexed the Open Boys and Girls titles.Queensland Game Development Officer, Glen Richardson was full of praise for the standard of competition in the popular tournament.“The quality of touch football being produced by these young people is fantastic, with reigning Queensland Champions Kirwan in the under 15 Girls leading the way. The event unites the serious touch player and the casual participant in a fun tournament that appeals to everyone,” Richardson said.Josh Hall, a student from William Ross State High School, who represented Australia at the World Youth Games where he collected a bronze medal in the high jump, epitomized the All Schools spirit of having fun and giving it a go.“To see Josh running around at a Touch Football event is what the All Schools are about, it’s a lot of fun and it’s great to see so many new players embrace the game”, Richardson said.In the 15 Years Girls final, last year’s State Champions Kirwan cleaned up with a 10 – 1 victory over William Ross State High School. Chrystal Browne, a current North Queensland Cyclones Women’s Open representative, was named Player of the Final after an outstanding solo performance for the crack Kirwin combination.The 15 Years Boys Division was hotly contested with Kirwan claiming the 15 Years double with a 4-2 triumph over Abergowrie.This game was played at a frantic pace with defence the key for Kirwan who eventually prevailed in a tough tussle.Player of the final was Jason Norford from Kirwan High.William Ross State High School curtailed the Kirwan dominance of the tournament by claiming a thrilling victory in the Open Boys final 3-2.The highly entertaining game went down to a drop-off with the WRSHS Rhinos claiming victory with a touchdown out wide.Player of the final was WRSH School’s Queensland 18 Years Boys Representative, Chris Taiters.WRSHS also took out the honours in a high scoring Girls Open decider, overcoming traditional rivals Kirwan 7 – 5. Player of the final was WRSH School’s lynchpin, Sheree O’Grady.Some of these teams will now set their sights on travelling to the prestigious Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) All Schools Championships to be held at Whites Hill in Brisbane from October 12 – 14 2007.last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Thomas Partey: Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has admitted he’s had frustrating times at the club.Watched by Arsenal this season, Thomas says he wants to be considered by coach Diego Simeone for all of Atletico’s big games.”Sometimes I feel unhappy in Atleti,” Thomas said in a statement to Gol. “To feel happy you have to play the important matches and feel stronger and more confident.”The midfielder declared, in this sense, that he has had a “very good season” so far, “There have been games that I’ve played well.” last_img

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Winks hits back at ‘Spursy’ claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Harry Winks has dismissed claims of a “Spursy” defeat to Wolves on Saturday.Winks was not having it after only a second defeat in 15 matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.“I have to be careful about this…” he said. “We are doing really well. We have had one defeat since ­Arsenal away.“We have had some fantastic results in the Champions League and the Premier League and it is important to remember how well we are doing and not get carried away with a defeat.“Listen, when people use the word Spursy on social media, that is their own opinion. They are ­entitled to that. But inside the club we know how good we are, we know how far we can go, we have belief, regardless of this result.“It shows how well we are doing this year to be considered title ­contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top.“We have high expectations ourselves and, if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves at home, we get frustrated at that. It shows how high our standards are at the moment and how ambitious we are.“We said before the game that it was must-win so to come away with a defeat has left the dressing room feeling very down. Everyone is fuming, but it is football. We are still in the race.”Spurs now have to pick themselves up for a tricky New Year’s Day trip to Cardiff.Winks added: “The mood in the dressing room was very calm. ­Everyone was very quiet and kept themselves to themselves.“Everyone is gutted — frustrated as well. The most important thing is to reflect on it and then go into the building bright and smiley and feeling positive and try and get ourselves ready for the next game.“We can’t keep that negative ­energy around, because otherwise it can affect matches.” last_img read more

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first_imgReal Madrid coach Zidane slammed for taking day offby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOutspoken Spanish pundit Josep Pedrerol has launched a withering attack on Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season and this week’s 3-0 humbling at Champions League opponents PSG.Speaking on his El Chiringuito show, Pedrerol blasted: “Zidane always speaks of intensity, that’s enough. “The physical preparation was wrong, almost all the players got injured. Why does Zidane not explain the disaster in midfield? Why does he say Real suffer in the middle of the field but let (Dani) Ceballos leave? “Intensity is just an excuse, how can he speak of intensity if after the humiliation of Paris he has granted himself a day off? Zidane, the intensity begins with you!” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgThe National Water Commission (NWC) is appealing to residents and business people in Negril to desist from purchasing water from illegal truck operators.NWC Vice President for Non Revenue Water and Energy Cost Reduction, Mark Blair, said that unauthorised persons are taking water from the NWC system and selling it for up to $10 per gallon.This, he said, is affecting the effective delivery of the commodity to drought-affected areas. In addition, he said, the company cannot guarantee the safety of the water provided by these trucks.Mr. Blair was addressing hoteliers and community stakeholders at a meeting held on Wednesday (April 3) at Breezes, Negril.The NWC reports that the police recently arrested several persons, who were illegally extracting water from NWC lines, and selling it out of trucks that might not be sterilised. The company says before it certifies any truck for water delivery, the carrier must go through a sterilisation process, to ensure the safety of the commodity. “There were eight to nine trucks lining up. There will never be any water going to West End once that is happening, because it is like creating a four-inch leak on the line, with the pumps dragging the water,” Mr. Blair lamented.He said that while he understands the needs, it is important that everyone cooperates to ensure the effective delivery of potable water during the drought period.“All of us, as stakeholders, have to work together to ensure that we cooperate with the Rapid Response teams,” the Blair urged.Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, also urged the residents to cooperate so that all can benefit.Dr. McNeill, who is also Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, said that measures are being put in place to get water to the drought-affected areas. Two additional water trucks have been assigned to the Negril area, and the Westmoreland Parish Council is stepping up its delivery efforts. “Work will continue, through the parish council, to get the water to the communities. The drought has been very difficult and we have been able to address some of the problems with the business sector, especially the tourism sector in Negril,” he stated.last_img read more

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first_imgPORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A major expansion project has been announced for a Manitoba potato-processing plant that’s expected to create about 90 new full-time jobs.J.R. Simplot Co. and the provincial government have outlined details of the $460-million expansion of the Portage la Prairie complex.A joint government-company release says the plant’s size will grow to nearly 43,000 square metres from about 17,000 square metres.Work is to start this spring and completion is set for the fall of 2019.The project, which is not expected to affect current operations, will more than double the plant’s need for potatoes from regional growers.Manitoba growers annually harvest about 2,630 hectares of potatoes — one-fifth of Canada’s total potato crop.The province is providing tax-increment financing of up to $6.3 million for capital investments and road improvements, along with about $522,000 in employee training contributions, based on the number of new positions.Manitoba Hydro is to provide $1 million for electrical and natural gas efficiency projects, based on the plant meeting guidelines of the Crown utility’s PowerSmart program.Simplot plans to incorporate similar industry-leading energy and water efficiencies first established at the company’s plant in Caldwell, Idaho.J.R. Simplot is headquartered in Boise, Idaho and has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and China.It markets products to more than 40 countries.last_img read more

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first_imgMUMBAI: David Warner had little opportunity to stake his claim for a place in Australia’s World Cup squad as he served a year-long ban for ball-tampering and so it is no surprise to see the batsman cranking out the runs in the Indian Premier League. Cricket Australia slapped former captain Steve Smith and his deputy Warner with 12-month suspensions, which expired last week, for the Cape Town scandal and the duo are expected to be included in the 15-man World Cup squad. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTwo months out from the World Cup in England, Warner showed he had lost none of his marauding form by smashing 85 in 53 balls in Hyderabad’s IPL opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. The 32-year-old continued in the same vein against Rajasthan, the day after his international ban ended, scoring 69 off 37 deliveries, and then remained unbeaten on 100 against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. Warner leads the run-getters’ list and has also notched three consecutive 100-run partnership for the opening wicket with Englishman Jonny Bairstow, who scored a blistering 114 against Bangalore. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The 12 months has done me well,” Warner said after putting up the highest opening stand of 185 with Bairstow on Sunday. “I’m nice and refreshed. “What a terrific innings here by Jonny, and a fantastic partnership by both of us.” Warner’s Sunrisers trail only three-times champions Chennai in the early stages of the Twenty20 tournament. Led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Super Kings look unstoppable and have won all three of their matches. At the other end of the scale, Dhoni’s protege and current India captain Kohli has a mighty task on his hands if he is to lead Bangalore to a first IPL title after losing their first three games. Despite having Kohli and talismanic South African AB de Villiers in their ranks, Bangalore’s batting has already failed twice. They were all out for 70 in the IPL opener against Chennai and bundled out for 113 on Sunday against the Sunrisers, losing by a huge margin of 118 runs. The tournament has already seen some epic highs, such as a Super Over finish between Kolkata and Delhi, but also some disappointments and controversies.last_img read more

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first_imgPrague: Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Saturday he would not resign if indicted for his alleged role in a two-million-euro EU subsidy fraud. Police this week recommended that Babis be indicted over the case which could see him and several others, including family members, spending five to ten years in prison. “I would not resign because I have been saying from the beginning that this is a political process,” Babis told the DNES broadsheet which he owns. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe 64-year-old agro-chemicals mogul pegged by Forbes as the second-wealthiest Czech is suspected of abusing EU funds to build the luxury Stork Nest resort and farm near Prague in 2007. He allegedly took the farm out of his sprawling Agrofert food, chemicals and media holding to make it eligible for a subsidy awarded to small companies before eventually putting it back. Charged by police in 2017, Babis and several others — including his wife, brother-in-law and daughter — are suspected of subsidy fraud and harming the EU’s financial interests. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”If I weren’t in politics, nobody would have heard about the Stork Nest,” Babis told DNES. “People keep plotting affairs against me, delving into the past. This affair is 12 years old,” he said, calling charges against his family “incredible filth”. President Milos Zeman, who could remove the embattled prime minister, said Thursday he would not do so. “An indicted prime minister is not a sentenced prime minister,” said the 74-year-old pro-Russian, pro-Chinese veteran leftwinger and a staunch Babis ally. The prime minister’s populist ANO movement leads a minority coalition government with leftwing Social Democrats.last_img read more

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