Thieves on Sunday morning broke into a liquor restaurant on East Bank Berbice, situated 12 houses from where a Chinese national and proprietor of New Lucky Star Chinese restaurant was robbed on Monday.The whole in the wall which the thieves used to enter the buildingAt the time, no one was at home.Manager of the restaurant Kelly Datt said they left home on Saturday evening to attend a function on West Coast Berbice. It was her father who returned home at about 15:00h Sunday and then informed her that the shop was broken into. When she arrived she found the entire house ransacked. The thieves entered the building by removing a board from the front wall which is visible from the road. “We din see no goods missing only the rum missing so we went upstairs and check because the owner for the house have some expensive liquor in his room and I was afraid that they carry away all of that because we can’t afford to buy it back, but I see that rum still is there; I can’t say if they take any because I don’t know how much rum they had,” she told this publication. An old typewriter which resembled a safe was also of interest to the thieves but they could not get it opened.It was left alone. According to Datt, the thieves searched the entire house including an envelope with pictures which they repacked. “They raise up all dem beds, take away all the US that we had and the Guyana money, even the shop money that we had to buy things for the shop today, so today we can’t buy anything; everything clear.” She said the police were called and responded promptly but asked the family not to touch anything until the fingerprint experts turned up.Up to Monday evening, the police had not returned.“We had to fix back the wall and the things dem in the house because they didn’t come Sunday and whole day Monday.”According to a police source, the matter is being investigated. The source said investigators are trying to make contact with some persons in the village.
Montserrado County’s Senator-elect George M. Weah is expected to deliver his “victory speech” this afternoon at the headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in Congo Town after being overwhelmingly elected to the Liberian Senate on December 20.Amb. Weah defeated Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf. He becomes the first Liberian international athlete elected to represent a county in the Legislature.In contrast to his failure to convey his platform to voters prior to the elections, blaming it on exhaustion and curfew, Senator-elect Weah will announce his deliverables (platform) to the people of Montserrado County today.In an exclusive interview via mobile phone over the weekend, CDC’s Montserrado County chairman, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, said Amb. Weah will be officially unveiled as the “Senator-elect,” though he did not clearly state what the Senator-elect’s victory speech would contain.“God willing, it will be done at a major press conference today, Monday, December 29, 2014 at the CDC headquarters. The event is scheduled to begin at 12 noon and all guests are required to be seated by 11:40 a.m,” Prof. Tarpeh said.Obviously Amb. Weah is expected to thank the people of Montserrado for their votes.The former football star won a landslide victory, claiming 99, 226 votes, which represented 78.0% of the total votes from the 141 polling centers, while his closest rival, the President’s son, Robert Sirleaf, got 13,692 votes, which is nearly 11% in the election marred only by a low turnout.The low turnout in the poll, which was first planned for October, and later December 16, was blamed on concerns about Ebola.Other winners in the senate elections include Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of the jailed former president Charles Taylor, and the former rebel leader Prince Johnson. Both retained their seats for Bong and Nimba counties. The remaining Senators-elect are: A Marshall Dennis (Grand Gedeh County); Morris Saytumah (Bomi County), Cllr. Varney Sherman (Grand Cape Mount County), Jonathan Kaipay (Grand Bassa) and Amb. ConmanyWesseh (River Gee County). Others include Jim WombaTornonlah (Margibi County), Francis Saturday Paye (Rivercess County), Daniel F. Naatehn (Gbapolu country), Albert T. Chie (Grand Kru country) and J. Gbleh-bo Brown (Maryland county)It may be recalled that the African football legend, Amb. Weah, was one of the leading lights of the global game in the 1990s, as a superstar in Africa. Although he never had the opportunity to grace the FIFA World Cup finals, Weah made up for it with a hugely successful club career.George Weah was a towering figure on the ’90s football scene. An exceptional goal scorer, it is no exaggeration to describe him as the precursor of the multi-functional strikers of today. Quick, skillful and boasting a powerful physique, fierce shooting power and deadly finishing skills, in his prime Liberia’s ‘Mr George’ was rightly considered one of the giants of the game.He began his footballing career in 1987 with Yaounde’s Tonnerre, one of the biggest clubs in Cameroon, before joining Monaco in France a year later at the age of 21. Arsene Wenger, his coach in the principality, would later say of his purchase: “Weah was a real surprise. For me it was like a child discovering a chocolate bunny in his garden at Easter. I have never seen any player explode on to the scene as he did.”A return of 47 goals in 103 league matches for the Monegasques backs up Wenger’s glowing appraisal. However, after a four-season stay he moved north to Paris Saint-Germain, where he made his mark across the continent by scoring 16 times in 25 European outings, a haul that included a wonder-goal against Bayern Munich.After top-scoring in the 1994/95 UEFA Champions League with eight goals, he decamped to AC Milan and scooped the FIFA World Player of the Year, France Football’s European Footballer of the Year and the CAF African Footballer of the Year awards for 1995. He also helped his team to the championship in 1996, collecting a second scudetto three years later.In 114 appearances in the famous red-and-black jersey he scored 46 goals, none of them better than his unforgettable solo effort against Verona, which saw him slam his way past seven opposing players before coolly slotting the ball home. Weah departed Milan in January 2000, joining Chelsea and then moving on to Manchester City, Marseille and Al Jazirah before announcing his retirement in August 2003.The Liberian’s personal achievements reflect his immense impact on the game. He is the only African to have been voted FIFA World Player of the Year by his peers, and aside from his unique 1995 hat-trick, he also collected France Football’s African Footballer of the Year award in 1989 and 1994, and was named African Footballer of the Century by the continent’s sports writers in 1999.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Many of the participants in the Florida International Trade Conference and Expo (FITCE 2019) that are small manufacturers of sauces, cosmetics and other products which require US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in order to enter the US market met with Kim Prenter, a senior official of the Administration.FDA executive Kim Prenter and Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)The invitation was extended to Prenter by Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC).During visits to the various booths, Prenter discussed with the exhibitors the standards which their products need to meet in order to be legally imported and sold in the United States.While many of the products can find markets in the US, it was pointed out that the labelling needs to be improved, in some cases to include ingredients and nutritional facts; caps need to be properly sealed, in cases where colouring is added, this needs to be stated; claims of benefits of the use of lotions and soaps either need to be medically proven or removed from the packaging, exporters need to be registered with the FDA in both Guyana and the United States and the processing/production process needs to be certified.Quite a few companies have shown interest in some of the products from Guyana and impressed with the quality of especially the pepper sauces, green seasonings, bar-b-que sauces, soaps and coconut oil. Many were not too familiar with the cassareep and achar and information on their use were provided.On Thursday, the Guyanese manufacturers, many of them small enterprises owned and operated by women, will participate in an FDA workshop that will include the agency’s legal team.The FDA has agreed to prepare and provide to the GACC a number of documents regarding import guidelines which the Chamber will share with Guyanese manufacturers, as well as with Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Commission in Guyana.Kirton also discussed with the FDA the possibility of hosting in workshop in Guyana for the manufacturers, as well as visit to their operations with a view to having these certified by the agency.
President David Granger, this morning, told reporters that he has never acted outside of the Constitution and maintains that his unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson to the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not flawed.The President’s comment came after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Monday, ruled that he acted outside of the Constitution when Patterson was unilaterally and the process used was “flawed”.President David Granger“I have never gone outside of the Constitution. If they (the CCJ) tell me the process is flawed, they must let me know what the flaw is…there’s no way I can see the decisions I’ve taken were flawed,” the President said.More details in the Thursday, June 20, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.
0Shares0000Lionel Messi cut a forlorn figure as he left the Stadio Olimpico pitch after Roma stunned Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENEPARIS, France, Apr 11 – Roma pulled off one of the greatest Champions League fightbacks to dump Lionel Messi and Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage, while Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable goalscoring form as Liverpool wrapped up victory over Manchester City.Here are five things we learned from the Champions League quarter-final, second legs on Tuesday: Klopp has the better of GuardiolaLiverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola look destined to compete for the sport’s biggest prizes for years to comeJurgen Klopp has beaten Pep Guardiola more times than any other manager, with Tuesday’s 2-1 second-leg win taking the tally to seven victories from 13 meetings.Two German Super Cup triumphs with Borussia Dortmund against Guardiola’s Bayern Munich bolster Klopp’s head-to-head record, but three consecutive successes with Liverpool in the last four months show that the German clearly has the better of his counterpart for now.Even Guardiola said himself before the first leg that the way his City side play is perfect for Liverpool, and apart from a stirring first-half effort from City in the return game, the quarter-final proved exactly that.City still vulnerable after half-timeManchester City captain Vincent Kompany is on the verge of winning his third Premier League titleFor all their possession and excellent attacking football, Guardiola’s City continue to find themselves caught out shortly after the interval.Although Liverpool’s three-goal burst last week came in the opening 45 minutes, they hit City with quickfire goals in the 59th and 61st minutes when they inflicted a first Premier League defeat of the season on the English champions-elect in January.Cruising towards a title celebration in front of their home fans in Saturday’s Manchester derby, City collapsed after the break as Paul Pogba’s 53rd and 55th-minute strikes set Manchester United on their way to a famous 3-2 win.That Achilles heel resurfaced on Tuesday, as after a rousing first-half performance gave them hope, Salah’s 39th goal of the season all but ended the tie 11 minutes into the second period.VAR debate will rumble onMohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser on the night© AFP PAUL ELLISPerhaps the turning point in the tie came shortly before half-time when Leroy Sane had a potentially crucial second Manchester City goal wrongly ruled out for offside.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin in February said that video technology would not be introduced for European competitions next season, citing “lots of confusion”.But VAR will be used at the World Cup and is already in place in Serie A and the Bundesliga. The referee and his two assistants in the Liverpool half failed to notice that it was visiting midfielder James Milner who played the ball back to Sane, meaning that the German winger’s goal should have stood.Dzeko finds cracks in Barca armourEdin Dzeko’s early goal set Roma up for a memorable comeback against Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENEAn incredible season had seen Barcelona go 40 matches unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League, but Roma summoned a fightback that brought back memories of Barca against Paris Saint-Germain last season.Eusebio Di Francesco’s hosts — 4-1 down from the first leg — attacked from the off, with Edin Dzeko the driving force that finally pushed Barca into submission.His away goal had given Roma a glimmer of hope, and his sixth-minute strike kick-started a memorable night. Barcelona struggled under a barrage of crosses and set-pieces, with first-leg own-goal villains Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas completing the job from a penalty and a corner respectively.Runaway league leaders come unstuckBarcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 14, 2018.Manchester City and Barcelona are all but certain to wrap up comfortable league titles in England and Spain this season, but both were unceremoniously dumped out of Europe.While opponents have failed to hurt either team domestically, they have found life tougher in the Champions League. Four of City’s seven defeats this season have come in the competition, with the two by Liverpool following losses at the hands of Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk, while Barca collapsed in dramatic style at the Stadio Olimpico.Juventus look set to claim the Serie A title, but head to the Bernabeu on Wednesday facing a 3-0 deficit. French champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain were dumped out by Real Madrid in the last 16.Bayern Munich, already crowned Bundesliga champions, will hope to be the exception to the rule against Sevilla, with a 2-1 lead to defend in Bavaria.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000At last: Gibraltar’s Roy Chipolina scored the only goal © AFP/File / ELVIS BARUKCICPARIS, France, Oct 13 – Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia — who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan — 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League.A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three points in Yerevan. It was just the tiny territory’s third win since they joined UEFA following friendly victories against Malta in 2014 and Latvia in March this year.Saturday’s win came despite an organisational blunder at the start of the game when local authorities played the national anthem of Liechtenstein instead of Gibraltar.“The Armenian FA has apologised to the Head of Delegation representing the Gibraltar FA in Yerevan for the oversight and an announcement has been made at the national stadium apologising for the error,” tweeted the Gibraltar FA.Since Gibraltar joined UEFA in 2013, they have suffered a series of heavy defeats, losing to Poland 8-1 and 7-0 and 7-0 against Germany and the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying.Their worst defeat was a 9-0 hammering at the hands of Belgium in World Cup qualifying in 2017.“So proud of the team and everyone involved. We have had many disappointments yet continued to work hard and believe. #history,” tweered Chipolina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
WASHINGTON – A small branch of a South American religious sect may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a ritual intended to connect with God, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday. In its first religious-freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the government cannot hinder religious practices without proof of a compelling need to do so. “This is a very important decision for minority religious freedom in this country,” said lawyer John Boyd, representing about 130 U.S. members of O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal who live in New Mexico, California and Colorado. The tea, which contains an illegal drug known as dimethyltryptamine or DMT, is considered sacred to members of the sect, which has a blend of Christian beliefs and South American traditions. Members believe they can understand God only by drinking the tea, which is consumed twice a month at four-hour ceremonies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant A trial judge found the government’s evidence that the drug is harmful equal in weight to information provided by the sect that its method of using the tea is not. Roberts, in writing the opinion for the court, said the government had failed to prove that federal drug laws should outweigh the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Congress passed in 1993 to prohibit burdening a person’s exercise of religion. The Bush administration had argued that using the drug in the tea not only violates a federal narcotics law but also a treaty in which the United States promised to block the importation of drugs including DMT. Religious groups of various faiths, along with civil-liberties organizations, filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the sect. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal Sports Partnership is holding a Children’s Officer Workshop in their Letterkenny office on Saturday 23rd February.Application is open to participants who have already completed the Child Protection Basic Awareness Workshop.The six hour workshop starts at 10:00am with a half hour break for lunch at 1:00pm. Cost is €25.00 per person. Places as limited to 16, so early booking is essential. Application form is available from the Donegal Sports Partnership office, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, you can also email or phone: email@example.com / 074 9116078 for further information. SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP was last modified: February 4th, 2013 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)
A hike in the price of natural gas used to generate electricity is forcing Southern California Edison to raise rates for some customers starting next month, company officials said Tuesday. The first increase of 6 percent will kick in Jan. 1, followed by another 6 percent jump in February. In November, rates will rise an additional 3 percent, but the fall hike isn’t related to the price of natural gas. “It’s basically a pass-through on our customers. We don’t make any profit off it,” Akbar Jazayeri, director of revenue and tariffs for Edison, said of the 15 percent rate hike planned for 2006. Edison territory covers much of Los Angeles County outside the city of L.A., including the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, as well as Ventura County. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Edison spokesman Paul Kline said tier-one and tier-two residential electricity users – those who use the least electricity in their homes – won’t see an increase in bills. Natural gas is responsible for about 45 percent of the electricity generated by Edison. Other Edison fuel sources include nuclear (20 percent); renewable sources like wind and solar (19 percent); coal (13 percent); and large hydroelectric (3 percent). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal businessman John McNulty has withdrawn his candidacy from the upcoming Seanad by-election.John McNultyThe Kilcar businessman said he informed Taoiseach Enda Kenny that he was withdrawing from the raceMr Kenny had come under pressure in the last week over the appointment of Mr McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Mr McNulty, who owns a Mace store in Ballybofey, said he is “asking the Members of the Oireachtas not to vote for me in the upcoming Seanad bye-election. I would like to thank the many members of the Oireachtas who already expressed their support for me.” The statement continued: “I am taking this decision because I believe that to contest the election would be an ongoing distraction from the critical work of Government which is to secure Ireland’s recovery through job creation and increased investment. “I believe the Government’s economic plan is working and the country is now moving in the right direction. This is what all members of Government should be focussed on at all times. “It was my hope, if elected, to support the Government’s work in this regard as a member of the Oireachtas and now it is my intention to seek a Party nomination to contest the next General Election.”BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN McNULTY WITHDRAWS FROM SEANAD BY-ELECTION was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:by-electiondonegaljohn mcnultykilcarSeanadwithdraws