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Corentyne man beaten to death

first_img…2 in custodyTwo persons are now in custody as Police probe the death of a Corentyne, Berbice carpenter, who was found lying on the Corentyne Highway.Dead is Navindramauth Bowman, also called “Altaf”, 21, of Lot 54 Number 70 Village, Corentyne. Reports are Bowman was beaten by two persons after he went away with a $5000 bill they had given him to purchase a bottle of rum which cost $1500. Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s uncle, Mohamed Safraz Noordeen, said he was approached and told of the transaction. According to Noordeen, he was visited by a villager who is commonly called “Two Feet”, whoDead: Navindramauth Bowman, also called “Altaf”related to him that Bowman went away with $5000 which he and another had given him to purchase rum.“He come to me and tell me that Altaf take $5000 from him to buy rum and he aint bring back their money. The second time he come he say that he gone kill Altaf if he see him first… Is about 15 minutes after I telling my sister in front the story and I get a message that Altaf lying down on the road.”The injured man was picked up by his uncle and rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. According to Noordeen, it would appear as though the now dead man was hit to the head.The young man’s grieving aunt, Bibi, related that prior to leaving home, Bowman had asked her for money and she gave it to him.Meanwhile, an investigation was launched into the young man’s death and Police acting on information received went to a house at Fyrish, some 35 miles away from where the incident occurred, and arrested two men.Also at Fyrish, a woman was questioned by Police and reportedly told investigators that “Two Feet” and another known as “Ariv” had gone to her house for refuge, claiming that they had beaten a man but could not say if he was dead. The two suspects in custody are cooperating with the Police probe.Bowman, 21, was picked up on the same spot where the body of a 26-year-old carpenter was picked up on November 1, 2017.The lifeless body of Fayaz Narinedat was picked up at Number 70 Village just over two years ago at the same spot. Five men and two women have since been charged for his death. The alleged mastermind of that killing, Marcus Bisram, who lives in the United States is yet to be extricated to face charges locally.last_img read more

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Transfer boost for Man United? Juventus priced out of move for Galatasaray star

first_img Wesley Sneijder in action for Galatasaray 1 Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Wesley Sneijder after Juventus admitted they cannot afford the Dutchman.Sneijder has been linked with a move away from Galatasaray this January, with Old Trafford touted as the most likely destination.Serie A champions Juventus had also expressed an interest in the 30-year-old, who has scored four goals this season.However, Juve’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta has now revealed that the Italian club cannot afford a deal for the Galatasaray playmaker.“Sneijder is an investment we wanted to make,” Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.“But the financial requirements of Galatasaray were too high, so we have not responded.”last_img read more

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World Cup at risk from match-fixing, say betting experts

first_img0Shares0000The World Cup is not immune from the threat of match-fixing, say experts © AFP/File / Mohammed HUWAISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – The World Cup is not immune from the threat of match-fixing, experts have warned, with sophisticated monitoring systems in place to identify suspicious activity during the tournament in Russia.Jake Marsh, head of integrity at digital media group Perform, which supplies live sports video to bookmakers, said there was no room for complacency despite the global nature of the event. He said factors such as national pride and the impression — sometimes false — that all the players are well-paid, did not mean the World Cup would not be targeted.“We have had World Cup qualifiers that have been proved as fixed,” said Marsh, who was speaking at the Betting on Football conference at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground on Wednesday. “So why wouldn’t they go into the main tournament?“We looked at a friendly match last year between two international sides, one of whom couldn’t afford to pay their hotel bill and might be featuring at the World Cup.”“The vulnerabilities are there even though they are international sides so quite rightly (world governing body) FIFA have monitoring in place at the World Cup,” added Marsh, who has been involved in fighting corruption for more than a decade.Gilles Maillet, sport integrity director of La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), which operates the French national lottery, said it is a fallacy to think fixers always pick events that could be below the radar.“It is very clear and a point worth making that many people think most fixers focus on low-level competitions because it is easier to fix and involves less expense to them,” said the Frenchman.“On the other hand, with the amount of transactions you have at large events it can be more difficult to detect the fix, which can be hidden behind the large amounts of money that are bet.”– Suspicious patterns –Betting companies have plans in place in the event of suspicious betting patterns related to any of the matches in the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15.“What is special during every big event like the World Cup is that our activity takes place at a national level,” said Maillet.“Before every event we have a meeting specifically to identify potential risks, and every third day a conference call between key members exchanging information and of course feedback as to what the organising body has determined as potentially bearing a risk.“This is exactly how we worked during the last Winter Olympic Games, every third day we would have contact with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) checking what has happened, what are the betting trends in the market both online and retail, where behaviour can be different.”Eric Konings, sports betting integrity officer at online gambling company Kindred Group, said most responsible betting firms would have prepared well in advance.“If you have to set up all kinds of processes and implement ad hoc solutions because the World Cup is coming then I think there is something wrong with how you approached your topic,” said Konings.“You have your risk management, your financial risk management and internal awareness. It is all set up and it is just a case of rolling it out again and take it as it comes.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FKF to discontinue KPL contract in 2020

first_img0Shares0000Mwendwa announced this decision on Wednesday night, just moments after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) ruled that FKF should not interfere with KPL’s running of the league.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23- The frosty relations between the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has just taken a new twist after FKF boss Nick Mwendwa revealed the contract between them and the league managers will not be renewed when the current term expires in 2020.Mwendwa announced this decision on Wednesday night, just moments after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) ruled that FKF should not interfere with KPL’s running of the league. “This contract ends in 2020. It was signed by our predecessors and there’s nothing we can do. They (KPL) don’t feel like they want to support the national team. In September 2020 it ends and maybe from there we will implement what we want to implement. But till then we will keep tussling with them,” an agitated Mwendwa told Capital Sport.The High Court has ruled that the 2017 KPL comprise of 16 teams.Photo/COURTESYHe added; “For sure, this means continuing to have KPL will be impossible after two years. For us there is no way we can delegate this authority again to such a company.”KPL had gone to the tribunal on Tuesday evening under a certificate of urgency, accusing FKF of overreaching their mandate and interfering with the running of the league over its decision to ‘forcefully’ postpone Saturday’s Mashemeji Derby to allow players to turn out for the national team.In his ruling, Tribunal chair John Ohaga said that the mandate to run the league which includes postponing fixtures lies with the league managers especially now that the said two friendly games against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea were outside the FIFA calendar.FKF President Nick Mwendwa peruses documents presented by KPL as he appeared before the Sports Disputes Tribunal PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe cited the ruling of the same tribunal when the two parties first came in before it on the issue of expanding the league in 2016, where it was ruled that KPL’s mandate to run the league cannot be interfered with.“If FKF wishes to schedule an international match which requires clubs to release players outside the FIFA dates, this must be on a voluntary basis. If it requires KPL to postpone matches, then this also must be negotiated and agreed between the relevant parties,” Ohaga said in his brief ruling delivered shortly after 6:45pm on Wednesday.It added; “Outside the formal instruments, no party can impose on the other. It is for this reason that the agreement requires the two to collaborate closely on decisions though the laid out Joint Executive Committee.”-Derby standoff-Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans in a past Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/courtesy.Thus, the ruling meant that KPL was left to decide whether or not the derby would go on, just a few hours after home team AFC Leopards had written to them that they are not able to continue with preparations for the derby asking for postponement.Later on in the evening, KPL sent a statement to newsrooms saying the derby had been postponed, the most practical thing to do with only two days of preparation left.Mwendwa in his statement after the ruling has accused KPL and in particular CEO Jack Oguda and Logistics Manager Frank Okoth for failing to have a sportsman’s spirit, saying that clubs had released players for the two friendly games without issue.“I was well aware this is outside FIFA window and that is why we wrote to KPL asking them to shelve just this one game. We are asking the football community to hold hands together to prepare for Ghana. KPL do not want to be part of the process to build the game at national level, I can’t do anything about it,” said Mwendwa.FKF President Nick Mwendwa. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “We are trying to prepare for Ghana. We have to make sacrifices. I know our relationship has not been the best but the clubs are happy with us and released players. It is the KPL management which is making these calls. Obviously it is not good for us but it is what it is.”At the tribunal on Wednesday, the arguments quickly shifted from the initial reason of national team engagement to the security around the Bukhungu Stadium which FKF said is not secure enough for a derby crowd.However, in his ruling, Ohaga termed it as a faint issue deviating from the main argument, at one point referring to the tussle as a storm in a tea cup.FKF and their legal team could also not produce written evidence on their opposition to the derby on security issues with Mwendwa saying he had made phone calls on the same to both club chairmen.-India Four Nation Tournament-Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne leads players in training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the Federation chief said the national team’s trip to India for a four-nation tournament will go on despite the fact that KPL have refused to schedule more fixtures. The trip is schedule for June 1-10.The national team faces the prospect of having a weak team travelling to India with four KPL clubs; Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks and Kakamega Homeboyz who have a significant number in the national team set to take part in the SportPesa Super Cup from June 3.Mwendwa has now insinuated that the same tournament is in jeopardy as it does not fall within FIFA friendly and will wait to see whether KPL will postpone fixtures for the tournament to be played.“We are wondering because when it is Hull City or KPL All Stars having friendlies, they postpone games, but when it is the national team, they can’t. Will they postpone games for the four clubs? At this rate, even that tournament might not be played,” added Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘We’re not throwing flowers into the air, we did the job’ – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz scored twice in a 3-2 win over Villarreal on Sunday. © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMadrid, Spain, May 5 – Real Madrid delivered a winning response to Zinedine Zidane’s stinging criticism as Mariano Diaz scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Villarreal on Sunday.An angry Zidane questioned the attitude of his players after last week’s 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano and reacted by making more changes, with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale not even included in the squad. “I am the coach,” Zidane said. “I pick the squad and that’s it.”Instead, youngsters like Jesus Vallejo, Brahim Diaz and Federico Valverde were given chances to impress, along with Mariano, who has barely been used since joining from Lyon last summer. His two goals, either side of Vallejo scoring his first for the club, were enough, despite Jaume Costa pulling a late goal back for Villarreal to set up an unexpectedly nervy finish.“We played better than against Rayo,” Zidane said. “We needed that and the players needed it. We played well, no more, we’re not throwing flowers into the air. We did the job and we won.”The result leaves third-placed Madrid six points behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga with two games left. Villarreal stay five points above 18th-placed Real Valladolid, who play at home to Athletic Bilbao later on Sunday. Madrid would need to win both of their remaining matches and Atletico lose both of theirs to prevent Diego Simeone’s side finishing as the top team in the capital for the second year running. But more of a concern for Zidane will be the 15-point gap behind Barcelona, which would likely be even bigger had the already-crowned champions not rested players for the Champions League in recent weeks.Zidane warned Madrid’s expectant fans on Saturday that much of his current squad will still be at the club next season but this felt like another exercise in experimentation, inside a Santiago Bernabeu that looked only a little over half full. Mariano’s display begs the question whether he could have been more useful during a campaign where his team have struggled for goals. In that regard, the sight of Vinicius Junior coming off the bench here and making his first appearance in two months after recovering from injury will also have been a welcome boost. Mariano had scored inside two minutes, prodding in after Santi Cazorla had been robbed in midfield by the energetic Brahim. The advantage lasted only nine minutes as this time Casemiro was caught napping in his own half, allowing Gerard Moreno the chance to fire past Thibaut Courtois at the near post. Madrid settled as Dani Carvajal hit the post from distance before Vallejo put them back in front shortly before half-time. Marcelo weaved in from the left and his blocked shot fell at Vallejo’s feet, the 22-year-old finishing from four yards. Madrid made it three early in the second half, Mariano tapping in Carvajal’s cross before Vinicius came on to a warm reception with 16 minutes left.An otherwise comfortable afternoon ended frantically as Costa, on off the bench planted the ball past Courtois, and there was still time for one more Villarreal attack.Xavi Quintilla might even have snatched an unlikely draw but, free at the back post, he skewed his finish wide. Madrid held on.Earlier, Getafe took another step closer to sealing fourth place and Champions League qualification as they beat Girona 2-0.Goals from Jorge Molina and Rodriguez Diaz leave Getafe three points ahead of Sevilla with two games left.Defeat for Girona means they drop into the bottom three, one point beneath Real Valladolid, who edged to a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man City transfer news: Odds slashed on signing Portugal superstar

first_imgAn impressive display against Poland saw Neves, who signed a new contract with Wolves in the summer, widely praised once again.Guardiola’s interest comes as he looks to replace Fernandinho in the heart of midfield, although he has so far failed to land his targets, including Fred and Jorginho – who ended up at Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.And now, according to Oddschecker, 84 per cent of all bets on Neves’ next permanent club after the January transfer window have been put on him heading to the Etihad. REVEALED Ruben Neves in action for Wolves in the Premier League. REVEALED 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Manchester City have seen the odds on them signing Wolverhampton Wanderers star Ruben Neves slashed.There has been no recent news on manager Pep Guardiola’s interest in the player but he has previously been noted as an admirer of the 21-year-old’s talents. ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED BEST OF Latest Football Stories Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

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CONWAL ROAD UPGRADE TO START IN COMING DAYS

first_imgWork will start on the upgrade to the Letterkenny approach road at Conwal on Monday week, June 22nd.Cllr James Pat McDaidThe road has been the subject of much concern after it broke up badly in recent years.News of the start of the €150,000 project has been welcomed by local county councillor James Pat McDaid.“I have raised this issue a number of times and I’m delighted to be informed that the works will start on June 22nd.“There have ben a lot of concerns over the condition of the road and the works will rectify this issue and allay the concerns of local people,” he said.Road management systems will be in place for the duration of the upgrade which are expected to take a number of days.CONWAL ROAD UPGRADE TO START IN COMING DAYS was last modified: June 13th, 2015 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

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Break-in latest: Gang take CCTV system and then block road with tree

first_imgThe gang who broke into a Donegal filling station blocked off a road with a tree and removed the CCTV footage before they escaped.The highly-organised group raided yet another supermarket in what is believed to be the EIGHT raid in recent weeks.The gang caused considerable damage after breaking their way into Sweeney’s Filling Station in the village of Termon. Once again the gang disabled the security systems before gaining access to the roof of the building.It is believed the raid took place just after 3am.The gang then ransacked the building before removing the hard-drive from the CCTV surveillance system.They had earlier placed a large piece of wood across a side road to allow them to make their getaway. The raid is the latest such robbery which has landed the gang hundreds of thousands of euro in cash and property.The gang have already struck at a number of other locations including Letterkenny, Ramelton, Newmills, Killygordan, Carrigart and Dungloe.A Garda spokesman said “The forensic team is at the scene and a full investigation is being carried out into this latest raid.“It would appear that they used the same method as other breaks-in to get into the premises.“Our investigations are still ongoing.” Break-in latest: Gang take CCTV system and then block road with tree was last modified: March 21st, 2018 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:CCTV systemgangrobberyTermonlast_img read more

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I.D. Defeated by Triumphant Press Release

first_imgAs if having withstood a terrorist attack, “Evolution [is] still scientifically stable,” announced a Monash university press release.  After a threat from a non-Darwinian explanation, “An international team of researchers, including Monash University biochemists, has discovered evidence at the molecular level in support of one of the key tenets of Darwin’s theory of evolution.”    Actually, no intelligent design scientist specifically addressed the subject matter under study.  Trevor Lithgow and the other scientists used evolutionary theory to try to show that a transporter system in mitochondria was not “irreducibly complex.”  That term was coined in an influential I.D. book by Dr. Michael Behe of Lehigh University,2 but he did not use this transporter system as an example.  Nevertheless, the press release stated that the paper published in PNAS1 “provides a blueprint for a general understanding of the evolution of the ‘machinery’ of our cells.”    The Darwinists understand that molecular machinery presents a challenge.  “Our cells, and the cells of all organisms, are composed of molecular machines,” Lithgow noted.  “These machines are built of component parts, each of which contributes a partial function or structural element to the machine.  How such sophisticated, multi-component machines could evolve has been somewhat mysterious, and highly controversial.”  The press release mentioned intelligent design then knocked it down with the research.  Lithgow stood over the defeated non-Darwinian explanation, exclaiming, “Our work … shows that Darwin’s theory of evolution beautifully explains how molecular machines came to be.”    In the scientific journals, controversies are supposed to be aired.  Didn’t any I.D. supporters fight back?  Actually, they did.  Michael Behe himself wrote a response to PNAS, but they refused to print it.  If you want the comeback arguments, you will have to look in the I.D. literature, because the Darwin-controlled journals are announcing their win by muffling the outcries of the opponents.  PhysOrg reprinted the press release without “teaching the controversy.”  Here’s where you can find responses by I.D. scientists and reporters: Behe on Evolution News and Uncommon Descent, Luskin on Evolution News, and Cornelius Hunter on Darwin’s God.1.  Clements et al, “The reducible complexity of a mitochondrial molecular machine,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, August 26, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0908264106.2.  Behe, Michael, Darwin’s Black Box, Free Press 1996. This is the only way the Darwinists win.  They close the doors and announce themselves the winner.  Meanwhile, nature is held hostage to their bluffing.  This is analogous to certain news networks that always give the liberal spin and refuse to report news that is embarrassing to liberalism.  Here, we report both sides so you can decide who makes a stronger case.    Lithgow doesn’t have much to bluff about with us.  He earned Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week with his inebriated worship of Tinker Bell: “Francois Jacob described evolution as a tinkerer, cobbling together proteins of one function to yield more complex machines capable of new functions.  Our work describes a perfect example of Jacob’s proposition, and shows that Darwin’s theory of evolution beautifully explains how molecular machines came to be.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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LinkedIn Aims to IPO Before Facebook Can

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Business social network LinkedIn is planning on an initial public offering of stock in 2011, hoping to beat Facebook to the punch and maximize the attention its offering can draw, according to a report tonight by Reuters reporter Nadia Damouni. Damouni cites multiple unnamed sources stating that LinkedIn has already chosen financial underwriters, a precursor to making an offering, though filing financial paperwork could still take months.LinkedIn may not have all the mass consumer glamour of Facebook or Twitter, but many of its 85 million members pay for premium accounts with extra business networking features and the company pitches advertisers with user demographics skewing heavily toward the upper-middle class and above. Those two revenue streams have helped the company grow substantially since it launched in 2003, 1 year ahead of Facebook and 3 years ahead of Twitter.ReadWriteWeb’s Bernard Lunn explained what makes LinkedIn so valuable three years ago. If business contacts and personal work histories are of value or of interest to you, LinkedIn’s market penetration makes it invaluable.I have criticized LinkedIn at every opportunity, however, for making moves that don’t make sense and failing to deliver user data in some of the ways that would be most valuable. The company also insists on adding all kinds of messaging between users, importing Tweets and other such nonsense. It would be great if LinkedIn would stick to business and keep the Tweets on Twitter. I know I visit the site multiple times a day, but the unenthusiastic imported messaging just gets in the way. Several years ago, ReadWriteWeb was scraping pages off of LinkedIn to capture updates about job changes by people in the tech industry. We would then write about those changes, linking to LinkedIn in every one of those posts. The company suspended my account when it found out so I talked to their business development department about the value we sought to add. They asked me how many page views we got each month, said they’d talk about it and never got back to me. I thought that was rather snobby and unhelpful, but it is a company that’s always bragging about how many of its users make six figures, so what do you expect? The company turned my account back on the next time they wanted me to review a new feature, thankfully. Like I said, I visit the site several times a day – and if I could get a feed of just the new jobs taken by my contacts, free of all the clutter of new connections made or recommendations posted, I’d visit LinkedIn all day long.Can the company launch a big IPO? It probably can; as a growing number of business people come online, LinkedIn could become all the more useful. Would an IPO before Facebook’s be beneficial for LinkedIn? That seems like a crap-shoot – the company could ride a wave of investment enthusiasm that arose from a Facebook IPO. It might be safest to go it alone and first, though. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#NYT#social networks#web Related Posts last_img read more

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