Molotov cocktails hurled at surveyor’s home

first_imgAt least three Molotov cocktails were on Saturday evening hurled at a surveyor’s house in New Amsterdam, Berbice.The house and car that were targetedThe ‘bottle bombs’, as they are commonly called, made of gasoline, were thrown at the house situated at Lot 51 Stanleytown and Republic Road shortly after 23:00h.The surveyor, Vincent Barker, told Guyana Times that after the explosions, he looked through his bedroom window and saw a bright light behind his car.“I realised that it was fire so I came outside and rushed downstairs.” He explained that when he got to his car, he saw one of the ‘bottle bombs’ behind his car.Barker related that one of the bombs hit his car and landed in the yard, but did not go off. Another landed under the house and a third hit his bedroom window, but ricocheted.The man’s wife, Judy Barker said she had just finished reading her Bible when the two explosions were heard.One of the ‘bottle bombs’ found at the scene“One was in front and one was at the back,” she recalled while noting that she immediately woke her husband.The woman stated that as the Police arrived and commenced their investigation, there was evidence that one of the bottles was thrown under the house. She noted that fragments were seen on the car, on the window and in the yard.“There was even one that the Police found on the road that was not used a yet,” she added.Surveillance footage has captured two persons leaving the scene hurriedly moments after the explosions were heard. The Police are investigating.last_img read more


first_imgA man who advertised for a woman to spend a year with him on a Donegal island has been exposed as a pimp.John McManus – wanted to spend a year on Donegal island but now exposed as a pimp.John McManus wanted a partner to become a castaway with him on Inishfree Island.But today he has been exposed organising a brothel in Co Leitrim. The Sunday World newspaper went undercover to catch McManus operating a brothel from an apartment in Carrick-On-Shannon.He advertised his services on Escort Ireland, a website used by prostitutes who recently appeared before Letterkenny District Court.A female reporter was told by McManus that he would take half of her money for servicing men.In return he would supply her with an apartment and keep her safe. After he advertised for a soul-mate to live on Inishfree, McManus was exposed for selling his sperm on line, earning him the nickname ‘The Sperminator.”He told RTE that he planned to write a book and even make a movie about his life on the Donegal island with his possible future wife.But he had to abandon his plans when not one applicant replied to his advert.Now McManus faces being interviewed by Gardai after being exposed as a pimp and running prostitutes. DONEGAL CASTAWAY MAN IS EXPOSED AS PROSTITUTE ORGANISER was last modified: July 7th, 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:donegalInishfree IslandJohn McManusprostitutessexlast_img read more

Giants’ window to trade Madison Bumgarner opens for the first time today

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner has worn the San Francisco Giants uniform for the last 10 seasons, but his days of donning the orange and black could soon be coming to an end.Fewer than 24 hours after Bumgarner, 29, dominated the best team in the National League, the Giants’ window to trade one of their franchise pillars is open for the first time.The Giants are out of contention, the summer trade market is beginning to take shape and with pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel signing …last_img

Platinum players work on way forward

first_img21 February 2013 A meeting of major role players in South African platinum mining has spoken out against violence and committed to promoting workers’ right to associate and disassociate with any union. The meeting was assembled by Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu following a violent incident at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Siphumelele mine in Rustenburg, North West province on Monday. Thirteen people were injured in a conflict which is believed to have flared up because of rivalry between workers’ unions. Represented at the meeting in Pretoria were Amplats management, the Chamber of Mines of SA, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), and UASA. The meeting, which began on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday, sought to canvass immediate actions to be taken by organised labour, business and the government in dealing with recurrent violence within South Africa’s platinum sector, as well as to look for long-term solutions. Newspaper Business Day reported that the parties had agreed in principle on a protocol on how the various role players should conduct themselves at the country’s mining operations. Chamber of Mines president Mark Cutifani, who is also Anglo American CEO-designate, told Business Day that “the fact that the minister engaged so quickly when we saw a few problems emerge on the platinum side is encouraging, and demonstrates [that] lessons have been learnt from some of the tough issues we saw last year”. All stakeholders at the meeting condemned the violence and committed to promoting workers’ right to associate and disassociate with any union. The parties once again urged workers to refrain from intimidation and violence. The Mineral Resources Department said it would continue to engage all stakeholders in the interest of ensuring that South Africa’s mining industry remains productive. The parties were to meet again on Thursday to further discuss areas of cooperation between labour and mining companies in working towards a long-term industry solution., with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

Cristina Stay On Satin Nites Bonnet Sleep Cap #600 – Keeps frizz at bay

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Landfills Can Make Great Building Sites

first_imgSolar also makes a good post-landfill tenantPotential exposure to toxic water or gases can make regulators nervous about building residential projects atop old landfills. Investor uncertainty about building solar farms on old landfills can be an obstacle to solar development as well, SunEdison’s Thomas Leyden told Construction Dive.Still, the idea is proving very appealing. A website called Waste 360 lists proposed or completed photovoltaic (PV) projects in South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Connecticut. The Boston Globe reports that a federal Superfund site in Billerica, Massachusetts, is now the home of a 6-megawatt PV project. Urban Green Technologies completed the project on 40 acres of the old Shaffer landfill two years ago.The station includes 20,000 PV modules that make enough electricity for about 1,200 homes. The company will pay the town nearly $3 million over 25 years in lieu of taxes, in addition to paying $400,000 in back taxes on the site.“It was a complicated deal to negotiate … several parties were involved,” Town Manager John C. Curran told The Globe. “But the end result is the town is going to realize tax revenue on a site that was previously tax-delinquent and generating no tax revenue for decades.”Projects don’t have to be huge to succeed. Belfast, Maine, for example, became the first community in the state to use a capped landfill for a solar farm when it opened a solar farm facility earlier this year on a 10-acre landfill that closed in 1993. It’s rated at 122 kilowatts — not much by Billerica’s standards, but still enough to generate about $20,000 worth of electricity per year, a 20% offset for the town’s electric bill. Closed landfills, even former Superfund sites, are becoming fair game for developers who use them for projects ranging from residential and commercial developments to solar farms.There are technical challenges, to be sure — settling terrain as buried refuse breaks down, gases given off by the site, and liquid wastes that leach out of the ground — but once engineers find ways around those problems, the landfills can offer new acreage in areas where open space is hard to find.Related Companies, for example, recently won unanimous approval from the Santa Clara, California, City Council for a $6 billion mixed-use development on 40 acres of the city’s landfill, Construction Dive reports. The retail and residential village is part of the 240-acre CityPlace proposed by Related. When complete, CityPlace would include 5.7 million square feet of offices, 1.1 million square feet of retail space, 700 hotel rooms, and 1,360 apartments — the largest private development in Silicon Valley history.Construction could start late in 2017, providing that Related gets the remaining permits it needs.Building high-end projects over old dumps may seem counterintuitive, but there’s nothing unusual about it, says New York attorney Dennis Toft.“Everyone is afraid of the unknown, but, on the flipside, you have these large tracts of land — frequently owned by municipalities or by people who are no longer managing them — that can be very attractive for redevelopment,” he told Construction Dive. Sites present many challengesFrom a sustainable building standpoint, former landfills are ideal sites for new development because they recycle land that’s already been used and allow undeveloped property in the area to stay undeveloped. Still, builders have to solve some difficult engineering problems to make the projects work.One problem is the inherent instability of the ground. As waste decomposes, the ground can settle. If the project atop the landfill is a golf course, that’s not a big problem. But if the developer is putting up office buildings or apartments, engineers must find ways to stabilize the area. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Related’s Santa Clara project includes construction of an enormous platform over the landfill. Developers will drive deep pilings to support the platform.The fluid that trickles out of a landfill — that is, the leachate — often carries contaminants with it. These contaminants can spoil both the soil and the groundwater. Decomposing garbage also creates gases that seep out of the soil, and these gases can be trapped by a building’s foundation. Developers sometimes have to install a permeable layer of gravel to channel gases away from a building, or install a membrane beneath the building to keep gases out of living spaces.These problems, however, are not insurmountable. Anna Amarandos, who is working on site preparation for the Santa Clara project, told Construction Dive that clients involved in developments of this kind are used to the lengthy timelines that permitting and construction take. “Some of my clients are pretty experienced with complex projects like these,” she said, “and they don’t scare easily.”last_img read more

BJP MLA held for Ahmednagar murders

first_imgPune: The Ahmednagar police on Monday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Shivaji Kardile in connection with the murders of Shiv Sena leaders Sanjay Kotkar and Vasant Thube on Saturday.However, Mr. Kardile, MLA from Ahmednagar’s Rahuri constituency, denied his arrest and said he “voluntarily gave himself up” at the Bhingar police station this morning.A press note issued by the Ahmednagar police on Sunday had declared that the BJP MLA, along with 53 others connected to the crime and vandalism at the Ahmednagar Superintendent of Police’s office, was absconding.On Sunday, the police booked Mr. Kardile, along with NCP MLC Arun Jagtap (Sangram Jagtap’s father) and 30 others for allegedly hatching a conspiracy and executing the killings. ‘Allegations false’The BJP MLA refuted all allegations against him. “The police are investigating the crime and the culprits will be brought to justice. I have no relation with it. Since Saturday, the opposition [read Shiv Sena] is besmirching some members of my family and me by linking our names with the murders. Seeing this, I voluntary decided to appear before the police and cooperate with the probe,” Mr. Kardile told a local television channel.The second high-profile arrest in the case comes a day after Mr. Kardile’s son-in-law, National Congress Party (NCP) legislator Sangram Jagtap, and four others were taken into police custody in connection with the murders.Mr. Jagtap was taken into police custody in the wee hours of Sunday. Congress candidate Vishal Kotkar, who won the Kedgaon bypoll to the Ahmednagar civic body; his father Balasaheb Kotkar; Sandeep Gunjal and Bhanudas Kotkar were also booked for their alleged roles in the double murder.Soon after Mr. Jagtap was arrested, Mr. Kardile, along with a mob of over 200 persons allegedly vandalised the office of the Superintendent of Police, Ahmednagar. However, Mr. Kardile denied allegations, stating that events had been “misinterpreted”. “After Sangram [Jagtap] was arrested, a mob had gathered at the SP’s office. I was returning from a function and decided to stop en route and pacify the mob. I urged the crowd to show restraint,” he said, adding he was ready to face any inquiry. The aftermath of the Kedgaon bypoll coupled with years of political rivalry are said to be the broad reasons for the murders of the two Sena leaders, who were first shot at and then attacked with sharp weapons.The murders have led to the suspension of police inspector Abhay Parmar of Ahmednagar’s Kotwali police station Minister of State for Home, Deepak Kesarkar. He has been replaced by PI Ramesh Ratnaparkhi.Mr. Parmar’s suspension was prompted by Shiv Sena’s allegations about the allegedly controversial role of the police authorities in Kedgaon in the crime.All three families — the Kardiles, the Jagtaps and the Kotkars — are related to each other by marriage and virtually dominate Ahmednagar politics, especially at the taluka and civic body levels.Both Mr. Kardile and Congress leader Bhanudas Kotkar have a history of crime, their names figuring prominently in the murder of lottery-ticket businessman Ashok Lande in 2008. The incident has snowballed into a political slug-fest, with the Sena and the NCP trading charges.On Sunday, senior Shiv Sena leader and Minister Ramdas Kadam, alleged that the murders were “a premeditated conspiracy by the BJP, Congress and NCP”. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, retaliated by accusing the Sena of attempting to tarnish his party’s reputation by fabricating charges.last_img read more

Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win

first_imgMOST READ ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9303:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next SAN BEDA 66 – Tankoua 11, Mocon 10, Potts 8, Bolick 6, Soberano 6, Cabanag 5, Carino 4, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Adamos 3, Tongco 2, Presbitero 2, Oftana 2, Abuda 0.MAPUA 55 – Bunag 20, Orquina 11, Magboo 10, Nieles 6, Victoria 4, Aguirre 2, Gabo 2, Jimenez 0, Raflores 0.Quarters: 23-6, 31-20, 51-32, 66-55. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mapua still tried to recover and cut the deficit to just nine, 64-55, after a Kim Magboo bucket with 1:12 to play, but Robert Bolick’s free throws doused that rally as San Beda cruised to its fifth straight victory.Donald Tankoua made a living in the paint for the Red Lions, grabbing 11 points and 16 rebounds for his best game to date.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavee Mocon got 10 markers and six boards, Davon Potts had eight points and three rebounds, and Bolick collected six markers, eight boards, and four dimes in the balanced attack for San Beda.Despite the comfortable triumph, coach Boyet Fernandez chided his wards for what he felt was a lackluster showing in the payoff period.center_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Beda’s Davon Potts and Donald Tankoua celebrate. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda stepped on the gas pedal early and blew Mapua out, 66-55, to nab its sixth win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off a week-long break, the Red Lions imposed their will early and raced to a 23-6 charge in the first period, pulling away from the Cardinals and grabbing a lead as high as 25, 49-24 late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “If we played the way we played in the fourth quarter, I think we’ll have a hard time against them. We played bad in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I just have to let the other guys realize that we can’t let those things happen. I hope my players realize that.”The Cardinals missed the services of Andoy Estrella, who is nursing an MCL injury.In his absence, Christian Bunag stepped up for the skidding Mapua (1-6) with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the team’s fifth consecutive defeat.Almel Orquina got 11 markers and four boards, while Magboo had 10 points and four rebounds.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavs WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The win sees Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to face McGregor, surpass heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano with a perfect record of 50-0.Afterwards former welterweight king Mayweather insisted he would never be seen in a ring again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This was my last fight tonight. For sure,” Mayweather said, praising his beaten opponent.“Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.The 40-year-old American star outclassed McGregor over 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor by technical knockout.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance.” I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Alyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball “Conor you are a hell of a champion.”Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches replays after defeating Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Mayweather also rejected suggestions that his 50th victory — against an opponent who had never boxed professionally before — would be destined to have an asterisk against it.“A win is a win, no matter how you get it,” Mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the Hall of Fame one day.”Mayweather meanwhile revealed the fight had followed a tactical plan as he took his time and allowed McGregor to become fatigued before pouncing in the later rounds.“Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Turning point: South Africa vs West Indies World Cup tie

first_imgThe turning point in the South Africa vs West Indies World Cup match that was played at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday has to be the third wicket stand between South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers.The two put on 119 runs for the third wicket after the West Indies bowler struck early removing Hashim Amla (14) and Jacques Kallis (4). From 20-2 they pushed the score to 139-3 and eventually helped the team win by seven wickets.Man-of-the-Match AB de Villiers went on to score a century remaining unbeaten on 107 and even earned a MoM award for his efforts.last_img