BV “Breadman” beaten to death during robbery

first_imgA Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man, popularly known as the “Breadman” was killed in the wee hours of Sunday morning when gunmen invaded his property.Dead is Claymont Telford, 63, of Lot 101 Republic Drive, Beterverwagting. He was attacked along with his reputed wife, Shaundell Emmanuel at around 01:30h.Shaundell EmmanuelAccording to reports, the couple had just closed their shop located in front of their home and was in the process of packing up their supplies when they were attacked.Guyana Times understands that three masked men cladded in dark clothing emerged from aback of the house and confronted the woman.Two of the men reportedly led her into the house where they tied her up and began to ransack the bottom flat of the two storey wooden house.The now dead man reportedly heard screams and went to check but instead he was attacked by one of the men who proceeded to tie his hands behind his back and led him outside of the house.Claymont TelfordHis wife told the Guyana Times that while inside, she was beaten to her head and was choked several times.The distraught woman who indicated that she has Parkinson disease, said one of the gunmen forced a pistol into her mouth and demanded valuables.“He choke me and beat me up terrible in my head, then they tek the gun and put it down to my throat and seh that they got to get the money, the jewel and the phone card or they gone killed he (Claymont) but I keep calling and screaming for he (Claymont)…the two that was inside with me kept searching in here for the valuables because I ended up telling them where it was” the terrified woman recalled.According to the woman, at this time she began screaming for neighbors to lend assistance but no one responded.“I keep screaming, calling for help but people say they hear me screaming but they ain’t know is what…they aint come out and give a hand”.After getting the valuables, the three armed men escaped on motorcycles.Emmanuel managed to untie herself and ran outside, it was at this time that she found her husband lying in a pool of blood in the yard.“When I come out find him lying here, if you see blood…hands was tied behind his back…they didn’t fire any gunshot or anything so I aint know how they kill him but I ran down the road and I call for help and some people tell me that they try to call the police…when he almost dead, then the Police come and I see people start coming out” the woman cried.Claymont was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Emmanuel was also taken to the Mahaicony Hospital where she was treated and sent away.This is not the first robbery committed on the couple. A few years ago, they were attacked by gunmen, badly beaten and robbed a large sum of cash. Up to press time, no one was arrested however the Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched. The man leaves to mourn his wife and one child. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

Kupchak travels far in scouting

first_imgKupchak described the Chinese Basketball Association games as being “very competitive” but said he couldn’t answer the question of whether a Chinese player might join the Lakers in the next decade. “In the next 10 years, I could see several Chinese players in the league,” Kupchak said. “I couldn’t say there’d be 30 or 40, but I can see multiple players in the league. Would one of those guys end up on a Lakers roster? I don’t know.” The Lakers took a step toward that end in hiring Gary Boyson, a Hong Kong-based scout, to their staff last season. Kupchak had not traveled to China before his January trip, although the Lakers have made two and three trips a year to Europe in the last decade. “There’s a chance that this year one of the players we went to see is going to be in the draft,” Kupchak said. “So this was the year (to go).” Midseason review Before the Lakers left for the All-Star break, coach Phil Jackson offered his thoughts on the first 50-plus games. Given the rash of injuries in training camp, Jackson was asked if he would have taken a 30-23 record back in October. “I told the team, `We’re not unhappy with what our record is, but we’re not happy with how we’ve played the last two weeks, the last three weeks actually,”‘ Jackson said. Jackson said he was hopeful that center Kwame Brown and forward Luke Walton could return from their respective sprained ankles soon after the break. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One of the frustrations of the job for Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is sometimes fighting traffic to attend a college game only to watch as the player he came to see sprains an ankle or struggles with foul trouble. But Kupchak was investing more than just a couple of hours on the Southern California highways when he flew to China in late January for a six-day scouting trip. center_img It was Kupchak’s first trip to the country and he went with a list of three or four prospects he wanted to see. Assistant general manager Ronnie Lester also made the trip, which Kupchak described Thursday as being “worthwhile.” Although Kupchak could not comment on the players he saw, 19-year-old forward Yi Jianlian is regarded as a potential first-round draft pick. Jianlian is a 7-footer who would follow Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer and Yao Ming in playing in the NBA. last_img

Day One, Confirming Aspirations for the 100th Street Design Charette

first_imgEarly in the week engineering specialists will share multiple concept options to a final preferred concept, and then a final plan which will be presented on the last day. • Morning – walking tour &workshop with key stakeholders• Afternoon – working session:confirm vision and explore options• Evening – Public Lecture – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm(Aspirations) & Open House FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, the 100th Street Design Charette starts as a way to engage and consult with the public regarding the redesign, reconfiguration and reconstruction of this important street.This multi-day event is in order to transform information heard from the public through the May 7th, 2019 Open House and online survey into design concepts during this process.Day 1; Confirming Aspirations – Advertisement -By using the 100 Street Greenway Charrette to gather information, a charrette is an engagement technique designed to engage the community over a short period of time to gather feedback on topics such as urban design, zoning regulations, transportation, environment, and economic considerations.As one of the 10 Big Moves in the Downtown Action Plan, it was identified to redevelop and energize downtown. The Charrette will build and integrate key aspects of both the Downtown Action Plan and the Transportation Master plan which were adopted by Council in 2015.“We know we must replace the underground utilities, which will be both costly and disruptive. This charette process will provide the best way to complete the project with the least amount of disruption to the businesses and community and plan for the look and feel once the project is complete,” stated Mayor Lori AckermanAdvertisement To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE To view the overview and draft vision; CLICK HERE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 100th Street underground infrastructure is ageing and needing replacement, the City feels this is a good time to get input from residents on the future of the Street.last_img read more

A new man with a plan

first_imgPALMDALE – A retired electrician has been appointed to the Palmdale Planning Commission to fill a vacancy created by the election of David Gomez in November to the Palmdale Water District board. Vincent Dino, a local resident for 13 years, was appointed as an eastern Palmdale commission representative on a 5-0 vote Monday night by the City Council. The term will expire in June. “I’ve got the time and energy to give back to my community,” Dino said. “I suspect the experience I’ve had with builders and developers will help me with the Planning Commission.” Dino will represent District 4, which lies mostly east of 40th Street East, wrapping around much of Air Force Plant 42 and the land owned by the city of Los Angeles earmarked for a future airport. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Dino was one of three people who applied for the post. The others were not interviewed by the City Council, however, because one lives outside city limits and the other, outside District 4. Although only one qualified candidate emerged for the post, Mayor Jim Ledford said he still believes it was in the city’s best interest to continue with the policy enacted in June 2004 to appoint planning commissioners by district. One commissioner is selected from each of four districts, each with roughly the same population, and a fifth commissioner is appointed at-large. Ledford said the fact the city is more than 100 square miles in area requires the use of districts. “I don’t believe we lack, for one second, qualified, interested individuals who would bring a resident’s perspective to the Planning Commission,” Ledford said. The commission approves or makes recommendations on proposals and environmental issues involved in land development; makes recommendations on maintaining land-use regulations through zoning ordinance amendments, zone changes and General Plan amendments; determines consistency of the capital-improvement program with the General Plan; and makes recommendations to the City Council on land use and environmental policies and programs. The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month in City Council chambers at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. Commissioners get paid $100 per meeting with a limit of $200 paid per month. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe death has been announced of St. Eunan’s Legend and Hall of Fame Footballer, Seamus “Iron Man” McCann.He was inducted into club’s Hall of Fame just two years ago.Affectionately known as “The Chap”, Seamus won 2 Senior  County Championship medals with St. Eunan’s (1956 & 1960). He also won several underage titles and captained the St. Eunan’s Juvenile team to their first ever 3-in-a-row of Co. Championships in 1952  – a year in which he also won a Senior Co. League medal at just 16 years of age.Seamus is reposing at his late residence in College Farm Rd.His Funeral Mass will take place in St. Eunan’s Cathedral at 12:30pm on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday) and will be followed by interment in Conwal Cemetery. The Club says it will be forming a Guard of Honour for Seamus at the funeral.  SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S LEGEND SEAMUS ‘IRON MAN’ MCCANN was last modified: March 15th, 2012 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:SAD PASSING ST EUNAN’S LEGEND SEAMUS ‘IRON MAN’ MCCANNlast_img read more

Mutanda, Gadaffi nominated for player of December

first_imgMutanda scored more goals in December than any other StarTimes Uganda Premier League player (Photos by Agencies)KAMPALA – Like it has become the norm, every month, a player of the month is voted for, in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The award which is sponsored by Pilsner Lager has been running since October last year, where the winner walks away with One Million Shillings (1,000,000).In its first month, Kirinya’s Joel Madondo won it while in Novermber, it was scooped by Paul Mucurezi of Mbarara City.This time round, it will be contested for by SC Villa’s Bashir Mutanda and Onduparaka darling Gadaffi Gadinho.Mutanda has been nominated due to his scoring form in the last month that has helped his side climb out of the relegation zone.The SC Villa striker managed a League high, 4 goals in December including a double against rivals Express in the 2-0 victory on 14th.For Gadaffi, he managed three goals last month as his side climbed as high as 2nd on the table.Gadaffi scored three goals last monthIn a related feature, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has been nominated for the second time for Coach of the month.The tactician guided his Kasasiro Boys to three victories and one loss in the last month of 2018.Joining Mutebi on the list is URA’s Sam Simbwa who ensured his side continue their unbeaten start to the season.In December, URA won two and drawn as many in their four League games, collecting 8 points in the process.Comments Tags: Bashir MutandaGadaffi Gadinhoonduparaka fcSC Villatoplast_img read more

Twin Towns businesses band together to thank customers in unique prize draw

first_imgIs this the biggest Christmas thank you in Ireland? Over 40 local businesses in the Twin Towns came together over the festive period to thank their customers with a unique prize draw.Offering prizes from hotel stays to afternoon tea, from hampers to music lessons, customers entered the draw by nominating someone special to win – someone they want to say thank you to in turn.Conkers – Siobhan from Conkers, helped by Paddy and the team doing their Big Thank You drawWithout the support of the community throughout the year Donegal businesses would not be able to thrive, grow, and in turn give back. The Twin Town businesses give back to the community throughout the year by providing sponsorship, prizes for competitions etc. This Christmas they wanted to do something extra special. And in saying thank you themselves, they wanted to help others to say thank you too.Paul Patton from Kee’s Hotel presenting their prizeFred’s Golf Shop, Ballybofey, making their drawOver 40 businesses are involved from the largest and most established – Jacksons Hotel, Villa Rose Hotel and Spa, Kee’s Hotel, – to the smallest and newest – The Buttercup Tearoom, Pluck It Brow Bar, etc.Our supermarkets and restaurants, our gift shops and music schools, gyms, fish & chip shops, pubs, cafés, financial advisors – you name it, they took part.Prizes ranged from hotel stays, spa treatments, Sunday lunches, Winter warmer gifts, subscriptions to the local paper, afternoon tea, music classes, free personal trainer sessions, and much more. Leah Fairman from The Ballybofey& Chamber of Commerce says: “The Twin Towns Big Thank You is everything our towns are about – businesses and the community supporting each other, and remembering that at Christmas we’ve all got people to be grateful for.”Bernie Anderson from Stitch it Bernie presenting her Big Thank You prizeParticipating businesses included: Alexanders General Store; Andies Supermarket; Ballybofey Carpets; Ballybofey Florist; Balor Arts Centre; Barca Bar; Beauty Secrets; Bodyfuel; Buttercup Tea Room; Centra; Charles Bonner & Sons; Cheers Bar; Conkers; Cozy Barber; Farrah’s; Fierce Hair & Beauty; FPI Fitness; Flatley’s Pharmacy; Foy & Co; Fred’s Golf Shop; Hair by Anne O’Gorman; Igloo/ Patton Frozen Foods; Jackson’s Hotel; The John Dory; Kee’s Hotel; Maguire’s Foodfare; Mr G’s; Pheonix Fitness; Public Image; Razor 34; Rite Financial Solutions; Rodney Deery Music; Stitch It Bernie; Stranorlar Dental Surgery; Stockhouse; Swift Stitch; The Book Centre; The Flower Shop; The Handmade Shop; The Hatter Tea Room; The Just Inn; Villa Rose Hotel; The Finn Valley VoiceFind out more details by visiting the Ballybofey & Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.Twin Towns businesses band together to thank customers in unique prize draw was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballybofey and stranorlar chamber of commercebig thank youtwin townslast_img read more

Brazilian industrial firm expands in SA

first_img26 July 2010Brazilian firm WEG has acquired a 51% stake in South Africa’s Zest Electric Group for an undisclosed amount as part of its African expansion strategy.Zest has been representing WEG electric products in southern Africa since its inception in the 1980s, when WEG began to explore international markets.Nearly 30 years later, WEG is an internationally respected supplier of first-class products to the industrial electrical energy sector. The significant growth experienced by WEG over the last few years promises to continue, as is evidenced by its ever expanding global network of businesses and manufacturing plants.“The investment by WEG in Zest demonstrates WEG’s commitment to the African market and its firm belief that the continent has much to offer in terms of future growth,” Zest founder and CEO James Blakemore said in a statement this week.Entrepreneurial cultureA fundamental part of the transaction is WEG’s recognition of how important Zest’s entrepreneurial culture and personalised approach to business and client service has been to its success.WEG is seeking to build on these foundations to drive more positive growth, and Zest’s clients and business partners stand to benefit significantly from the direct shareholding of a major global brand in the company’s operations.“The transaction will dramatically expand the Zest Group’s operational and strategic horizon, bringing new and exciting products and services to the businesses that have enjoyed such long relationships with Zest across the southern African region,” the company said.African market leaderDuring the 30 years that Zest has represented WEG in southern Africa, it has become the market leader in the supply of electric motors throughout Africa.According to the statement, diversification into electrical panels, generator sets and the electrical installation business has set the Zest Group up for ongoing growth in the electrical industry arena, and the introduction of WEG as a majority shareholder allows Zest to consolidate its market position.“Together, WEG and Zest have the resources, products, skills and localised experience to expand dramatically within the continent,” said Blakemore. “This expansion will hold a range of new opportunities for our people – from staff to business partners and customers – and opens a brand new chapter in the Zest story.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Grain silos make for funky student accommodation

first_imgA mix of alternative building materials and reclaimed industrial building stock has turned Mill Junction from an eyesore into Cinderella. (Image: Citiq) • Lesley-Ann van Niftrik Public Relations Specialist Image Communications +27 83 378 2902 • Breakthrough technology makes Soweto school among world’s greenest • Exploring Standard Bank’s glass-fronted green building • Green buildings sprouting in South Africa • No 1 Silo gets green rating • Green buildings now the law in South AfricaSulaiman PhilipIt looks like a beached container ship decorated by an insane clown, but Mill Junction, the newest student residence in Newtown, is a brilliant reclaiming of old industrial building stock. It is also a way to bring the energy of student life into the inner city of Johannesburg.Mill Junction uses one of the old Premier Mill silo structures as a base to build housing for 400 students. The speed of the redevelopment – nine months from start to finish – is down to the repurposing of old building stock and using alternative building methods to not only speed up completion, but cut the cost of development as well.The original administration building and 10 grain silos on Carr Street are topped with four floors of repurposed shipping containers. The use of alternative building materials like shipping containers means that a project can be completed faster, and cheaper. “We (South Africans) are slow to take to alternatives to bricks and cement but alternatives allow us to bring more buildings online in a market desperate for them,” explains Citiq’s chief executive, Paul Lapham.As Johannesburg sprawls outwards, students looking for affordable, secure and suitable accommodation are being pushed further away from the campuses they attend. With the student population growing, the need for the quick development of housing has become critical. Developers like Lapham are turning their gaze toward the inner city, where solid neglected office blocks and former industrial buildings are standing empty.Originally erected in the 1960s, the silos are exempt from new government regulations covering green buildings. However, Mill Junction has a number of energy conserving features that allows the residence to run on 50% less energy than a comparable building. Induction stove tops, LED lighting, heat pumps instead of geysers, double glazed windows, and even the use of shipping containers are part of the green ethos behind its construction.Interesting buildings“An interesting base makes for interesting buildings,” says Daniel Aarons, Citiq’s in-house architect. He joined the company after work started on the building but has been involved since construction began in June last year.Stretch your arms out while standing in a corridor and your hands touch the walls without straining. The corridor ahead winds and bends to the door of the common areas leading to the lift shaft. The only artificial light burning is the LED above your head.It should feel like the walls are closing in on you, as if the entire floor just above your head is a weight settling on your head. But start walking and the lighting moves with you, keeping up like the flashing lights of a DanceEvolution arcade game. The tight space is broken up by a communal kitchen or bathroom, and the large windows throwing in blocks of sunlight further brighten up the corridors.“The corridors are not straight, a deliberate design feature. With the support columns jutting out and the bends it does not seem as tight as it is. The large windows and the overhead lighting help as well,” explains Aarons.The silo walls are 18 centimetres thick, strong enough to hold the additional four levels of shipping containers stacked on top of them. The silos are arranged in five rows of two. One of the concrete pipes has been converted to house the lift shaft and staircases, while a further two house the bathrooms and communal kitchens for each floor.Construction concernsThe silos offered the biggest challenge during construction. Cutting out the window frames on each floor destroyed countless saws till they found a diamond edged saw, and pouring concrete floors where there was no support structure added time to the project’s deadline.Nationwide, of the 530 000 students applying to university, there is accommodation for just 100 000; the squeeze is tighter in Joburg, where there are two major universities within its municipal borders. The University of Johannesburg has a student enrolment of 49 000, with just over 8 500 beds in 30 residences.Lapham says the market for student housing offers endless growth for developers willing to take the chance. “At Wits [University of the Witwatersrand] alone there’s 50 000 students, but on-campus residences provide only 4 000 beds. For a little more than what students expect to pay to share a suburban three-bedroom house with seven other students, you can get a single or double room at Mill Junction.Two rooftop communal areas are the highest point in Newtown, giving unobstructed views of the city’s skyline. All the rooms are outward facing as well, so students are looking out on to the city or the suburbs. The view is just one benefit of living at Mill Junction, but for Lapham having the students living in a part of inner city Johannesburg desperately in need of re-invention is a bigger bonus.Mill Junction is the highest point in Newtown and offers residents unobstructed 360˚ views of the city skyline. (Image: Citiq)Night lifeInternationally famous venues like Museum Africa, the Market Theatre and Carfax nightclub are just streets away, but the drab industrial nature of the region means it is desolate around Mill Junction at night. Lapham hopes the energy and laughter of the students strolling through the halls will liven up the city blocks just outside their door.This vision of a revitalised Johannesburg is rooted in nostalgia for the city of yesteryear; it was a place of vibrant cafés, boutiques and architecturally unique buildings. Lapham hopes the community of students at Mill Junction will draw in entrepreneurs to provide these shopping experiences. “Put simply, we want to build a village where everyone shares common goals and aspirations.”Inner city Johannesburg is not the place of popular imagination where there be monsters. People like Lapham and Aarons and the students they are drawing in are the advance guard revitalising an urban space deserving of life. “In 10 years all those myths will be dispelled as people come back to shop, relax and enjoy this rich architectural history of Johannesburg. Hopefully the energy of these students will help the regeneration begin.”last_img read more

Bihar gang-rape: Students blackmailed schoolgirl with video

first_imgSix persons, including a school principal and a teacher, who were arrested in connection with the rape of a Class IX student in Saran district of Bihar, were produced in court on Saturday. The girl had accused 18 persons of sexually exploiting her for seven months from December last.“We’ve arrested the principal, a teacher and four students and produced them in court…,” Ajay Kumar Singh, Deputy Superintendent, Saran, told journalists. The incident happened at a private school at Parsagarh.The girl said in her complaint that three students had gang-raped her in the school’s toilet in December last, and one of them made a video of the act. Using the video, they forced her to have sex with other students. When she brought the matter to the notice of the school administration, the principal and two teachers began sexually exploiting her. The principal denied the charge against him.last_img read more