Security firm returns stolen money

first_imgRK’s Security Chairman Roshan Khan handed over a cheque to the Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital (BSH) on Tuesday to reimburse millions in cash that was stolen from the company by bandits in October of 2015, underRK’s Security Chairman Roshan Khan handing over the cheque to a representative of Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital in the presence of two security officialsthe watch of his security firm.The money was in transit to the bank when it was stolen. It was reported in October that a RK guard, along with his armed colleagues, had uplifted the cash from the Hospital and was en route to the bank when three bandits pounced.Reports stated that three armed bandits rode up on motorcycles alongside the RK’s Security vehicle and opened fire on the guards while demanding the cash. The guards were relieved of an undisclosed sum of cash but not their weapons.During the altercation, one of the security guards, Garvin Thomas was shot multiple times and was subsequently in critical condition at the Balwant Singh’s Hospital. He has since fully recovered from the wounds inflicted.RK’s Chairman Khan told Guyana Times, in an interview, that he was grateful to the insurance company which covered his firm, that kept their agreement and provided the cheque, despite the lengthy time it took to complete its investigation. In the same breath, Khan also expressed appreciation to Balwant Singh’s Hospital for its patience, understanding and professionalism while awaiting its money.Derek Sukhram, on behalf of the Hospital, thanked Khan. “I appreciate the professionalism of RK’s Security by fulfilling their commitment; we are very happy to partner with the security team to help save the young man’s life.”Khan noted that the young security guard, Garvin Thomas, who was shot four times, was doing well today. Three of the four bullets were removed; however, one still remains in the young man’s body. That bullet is said to be no threat to Thomas’s life. The attack by the bandits has caused Thomas to change his profession.last_img read more

Handball Ass’n Demands US$94K from LNOC

first_imgMr. Saweler, president of the Liberia National Handball Association.-Accuses LNOC of undermining its leadership; asks MYS to investigate claimThe Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA) has sent a letter to the Minister of Youth & Sports complaining about the president of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), Philipbert D. Browne’s intervention in its administration.In a letter dated Nov. 5, a copy of which was sent to the Daily Observer, LNHA president Mason Saweler said the LNOC has ‘grossly interfered and undermined the leadership of the LNHA, thereby slowing down its development in the country.Saweler said on January 29, 2018, the LNHA received an invitation to participate in the International Handball Federation Africa Zone 3 Handball Competition in Niamey, Niger.He said Liberia was to join seven other countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and the Ivory Coast with two teams. “The teams were the junior for those born in 1998 and the youth team for players born in 2,000,” he said.“Upon receipt of the invitation,” Saweler said, “we immediately communicated with the ministry and we confirmed our participation.”He said training began thereafter and subsequently submitted the list of the delegation, comprising 34 persons, which included 28 athletes and six officials.He said officially the organizing committee wanted them to travel by road to Niger and, realizing difficulties to travel by road made further appeal to the Organizing Committee who later agreed to fund the two delegations by air at the cost of US$42,500.While awaiting the money to complete travel arrangement, on March 12, 2018, “We received a letter from Mr. Browne, through Cllr. Sylvester Rennie, chairman of the LNOC arbitration committee, that the IHF has authorized the LNOC to investigate leadership crisis between the association and some aggrieved executive committee members of the LNHA.”In a seven-count statement that he wants MYS to investigate, Saweler said on April 1, 2018, “we received an email from Hristo Boroskoski-Tiki that he has received a communication from Liberia indicating there was a problem in our association, therefore, he will not make any payment until he gets clarity from the LNOC within three days.”On April 5, 2018, the LNOC Arbitration Committee “invited us to a hearing on April 7, but we inform the committee we were scheduled to travel on April 8 to Niger and therefore that we would not be in the capacity to honor but upon our return from Niger we would attend the hearing.”Saweler said, “the LNOC refused to allow us to attend the games because Philipbert Browne has instructed that we should not travel for the games and he had gotten in contact with Hristo Boroskoski-Tiki to cancel our participation.”At the hearing on April 9, “we provided clarity that coaches, referees, and players were not executive committee members. On April 8, the delegation went to Mr. Browne’s Benson Street office.“He said he did not want me, president of the LNHA to travel with the delegation and said he could only allow the coaches to head the delegation,” Saweler alleged.Saweler said the LNHA leadership tentatively agreed to Mr. Browne’s suggestion just to put him on record. Thereafter, Browne asked LNOC Secretary General Fred Pratt to email Boroskoski-Tika with their decision.However, the Organizing Committee took a decision to leave Liberia out of the competition.Saweler’s complaint to Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson also included what he said was the ‘gross violation of the bylaws and constitution of the LNOC by the appointment of Mr. Malcolm Joseph, who was a public relations officer, to serve as vice president for technical affairs and Fred Pratt as secretary general.In 2012, Saweler claimed, the LNOC carried a money changer as its athlete to the London Olympic Games that brought shame to the country, under Browne’s leadership.“In view of the foregoing, we write to forward the LNOC complaint to your office for immediate investigation and we are demanding him to pay the damage fees of USD94,000,” Saweler said.Copies of the complaint were sent to Chief Patron of Sports, President George Weah, House Committee on Youth and Sports, IHF, IOC, LNOC President and the media.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Revealed: The finalists of the Donegal Local Enterprise Awards

first_imgThe sixteen finalists have been announced for the 2019 Donegal Local Enterprise Awards.Businesses from across Donegal will compete for the highly-coveted prizes in the finals the business awards, which will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, on the 6th of December.The finalists are: Siobhan Boyle of Sculpt CosmeticsMark Bolton of Bolt OnSara and Philip Moss of Filligan’s LtdCathal Sheridan of Huku BalanceJames Coyle of JC EngineeringConor McLaughlin, McMorrow & McLaughlin SolicitorsHugh Wilhare, Mulroy Bay MusselsPat Lafferty, Multi-Crete Agri ProductsDerek Walker, Nat NootAndrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s BakeryAndrea Kelly, On the Go Coffee CoCiara Shine, Shine’s SeafoodEileen Rafferty, The BothyLynn Costello Erskine, The Pear in PaperKieran Murray & Conor McGrath of Thinstone Donegal Jessica Peoples of Zona DanceThe 16 finalists for the 2019 Local Enterprise Awards were selected following a rigorous screening process of the many applicants.“The awards have been running for over 20 years in Donegal and we have a stringent process in place to make the short-list, never mind be named as a finalist,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.He added that the 16 businesses in the final can all be justifiably proud of reaching this stage. “Having come through the screening process, the next stage will see the finalists go before the judges on December 5th and the category winners will be announced after that. There will be €10,000 up for grabs across the categories, all that remains now is to see who will win the awards,” Mr Tunney added. Awards will be presented for Best Established Business (over 18 months trading) with a runner-up in that category as well.There will also be a winner and runner-up in the Best Start Up Award, while awards will also be presented for Best Donegal Export Enterprise, Best Donegal Enterprise Innovation and also for Food Coast and Creative Coast categories.“As a county our economy is dominated by small and micro businesses. These awards help to highlight the contribution of these businesses to the economy of Donegal and the important role they play in providing employment and contributing to the sustainability of their local communities,” the Head of Enterprise added.The Donegal Business Awards are also part of the National Enterprise Awards, with one of the 16 finalists set to get an opportunity to represent Donegal on the national stage next year and Donegal’s overall winner last year, Martin McGuinness, went on to win a Regional Enterprise Award.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Revealed: The finalists of the Donegal Local Enterprise Awards was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Wild Canyon Games 2012 – Extreme Geocaching

first_img SharePrint RelatedJoin in the Geocaching Adventure at the Wild Canyon Games!March 29, 2011In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”April Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMay 11, 2012In “Community” Geocachers from Foundation Fitness competing in the Wild Canyon Games Geocaching Event. The circle highlights a helicopterFour geocachers finally stood atop the rock covered peak of a desert vista. The geocachers could see the horizon stretch out before them for miles. Geocaching.com Lackeys Colin Williams (Colin) and Jenn Seva (MissJenn), accompanied by two other geocachers, climbed high enough to look down on the flight path of an observation helicopter.Logging a geocache near the Wild Canyon Games venueLackey Troy Kaser running in the TriathlonThere were no homes to be seen. They squinted to even find a road. But hidden on the largest geocaching course in the world – 55 square miles – 450 geocaches waited in crevasses and cracks, bushes and trees, to be discovered. Colin and Jenn were part of one of two Geocaching.com teams competing in the Wild Canyon Games. The Wild Canyon Games is a team-based adventure race competition.Colin and Jenn’s GPS coordinates told them a geocache was somewhere on that peak. They teamed up with other geocachers to find it. Geocaching is just one event in two days worth of adventure games.In the geocaching event hundreds of competitors had four hours to accumulate the most points – by logging geocaches and recording the unique codes inside. Each geocache carried a point value based on its difficulty, terrain, and distance from the start.Lackeys Annie Love and Nicole Bliss ready to download waypoints for the Geocaching EventThe course crawled with more than 600 geocachers. Teams plotted strategy to unlock the geocaching route they believe would deliver them the most points. They raced the clock.Nearly 130 teams from the Pacific Northwest of the United States competed in the games.Lackey Ernesto Ricks after riding the bike courseColin says they had to take the long detour to try to find just one cache – to help even the playing field, “Sure, we climbed the highest mountain in the area. If we spent the whole time geocaching it would have been unfair to the rest of the field.”Lackeys helped the rest of the field prepare for the event. The Lackey teams assisted competitors by downloading the waypoints on GPS devices and offering GPS device training before the geocaching event began. Groundspeak’s two teams of seven also competed in an Olympic length relay triathlon and a seven stage relay which included, among other obstacles, a 50 foot canyon swing, an elevated ropes course, and a zip-line.Lackeys MissJenn and Colin pointing the mountain they climbedLackey Annie Love (Love) completed the zip line safely. But she says, her fate seemed a little unsure at the top of the tower, “As I was about to step off the Zip Line platform, I had a quick thought of ‘OMG, I am going to die!!’ and then I thought to myself ‘My team needs me.’ and I leaped off.”The weekend wrapped up with a team relay race called Creek to Peak that features Cyclo-Cross, an obstacle course, a lake sprint swim, two mountain sprints, and much more.But for Lackeys like Constance Baldwin, it was the geocaching that defined the weekend. She says, “Geocaching brought us together in sometimes adverse terrain and we cared for each other. It was extremely profound for me personally and made me love the game and Groundspeak and what we do even more.”Wild Canyon Games 2013 is already being planned for next year. When asked by the emcee of the event, “Are you coming back next year?” Lackey Bethany Buer simply said, “Duh!” And we hope to see you there.A special thanks to the Wild Canyon Games organizers and Paul Tannahill (Pablo Mac) and his team for preparing the geocaching course.Geocaching.com Teams at the Wild Canyon Games (not pictured Lackey Volunteers Cathy Hornback and Tom Phillips ) Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Three killed as slab of under-construction building collapses in Pune

first_imgThree labourers were killed and one more seriously injured after the slab of an under-construction building collapsed in Pune’s Dattawadi area on Tuesday morning.The tragedy occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., when a group of four labourers were working on the 7th floor of an under-construction building which was a project by Pate Developers, a city-based construction group. The labourers in question hailed from Jharkhand and were in their 20s.The incident has brought into sharp relief yet again the pressing issue of labourers’ safety measures on construction sites.The deceased have been identified as Prakash Saav (26), Dulari Paswan (28) and Midhun Singh (22). The fourth labourer, Ramu Pawan (24), suffered serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, said Dattawadi police.“The labourers were about their usual tasks when the cement slab of the seventh floor caved in. All three were killed on the spot,” informed Anil Patil, senior police inspector, Dattawadi police station.Mr. Patil further informed that the police were investigating the matter and were in the process of lodging an FIR against the developers under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).He said the contractors and the project owners were being investigated to ascertain who was responsible for the tragedy and questions like whether or not the labourers were wearing safety harnesses while working at that height. The incident is a veritable replay of the Balewadi slab collapse tragedy in July last year in which nine labourers were killed on the spot.In that case, the authorities had stated that the accident was clearly a case of “illicit construction” as the builders (Pride Purple) had violated norms by constructing an additional storey (the 13th floor). Permission to build only 12 floors, plus the basement, was granted.The Dattawadi incident adds to a string of accidents that have occurred in Pune in recent years. On December 2012, 13 labourers were killed when a slab of an under-construction building caved in at Wagholi, 20 km from the city.Prior to that, in September that same year, six persons were killed on the spot and several more injured after a four-storey residential building caved in at Sahakar Nagar.Safety norms and illicit constructions came into question yet again in January 2014, when a newly constructed six-storey building collapsed in the city’s suburban region of Narhe-Ambegaon, tragically killing a 28-year-old youth who was trapped under the debris.last_img read more

Tiger Woods undergoes fourth back surgery, likely to miss season

first_imgGolfer Tiger Woods has said he underwent a fourth surgery to relieve his ongoing back pain.The golfer confirmed on his official website on Thursday that he had undergone the operation at the Texas Back Institute here, reports Efe.The recovery period for this type of surgery is normally six months, so Woods is likely not to play again this season.”The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” said Woods.”When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long,” he added.Woods, 41, first underwent back surgery before the 2014 Masters unsuccessfully, and needed further treatment.He had two more surgeries following the 2015 PGA season and did not play for 15 months.His last tournament was on February 3 in Dubai, where he fired a birdie-free 77 in the first round, but had to withdraw due to back pain.Woods decided to go under the knife again after seeking extensive medical advice on the best treatment to overcome his condition.last_img read more

Kane not afraid of Madrid & Dortmund stars

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Kane ready to get to grips with Champions League heavyweights Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 23:34 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane_training_cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Harry Kane The London club have been given a daunting task in Europe after being drawn with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H Harry Kane has urged Tottenham to adopt a fearless approach as they prepare to face some of Europe’s elite sides in the Champions League.Spurs endured an underwhelming campaign in the competition last season, finishing third in their group after managing just two wins from six matches.Kane 10/3 to score 2+ v Dortmund Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing This year’s draw has pitted Mauricio Pochettino’s men against reigning champions Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL in Group H.But Kane is relishing the prospect of tackling some of the biggest clubs on the continent.”It’s 50-50 really. If you’re in the Champions League you want to be playing the best teams. We’re playing them in the group stages. You’re going to have to play them one way or another,” said England international ahead of Wednesday’s visit of Dortmund.”If we can get through the group we’re in there’s no reason we can’t go further in the competition.”We’ve got a great team and we know the style and the way we want to play. We’ve got a philosophy here and it’s about being stronger than as individuals.”80 – Fewest apps to 80 Premier League goals:@alanshearer – 102@HKane – 120@RvN1776 – 122@aguerosergiokun – 128@ThierryHenry – 132Stars pic.twitter.com/uJRwmvxyYq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 10, 2017With the aim to push for honours at home and abroad this season, Tottenham added depth to their forward line before the deadline by bringing in Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.Kane, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win over Everton, is delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced forward.”Fernando has been a fantastic addition,” he added. “He’s a guy I can learn a lot from. He won the World Cup, Euros, Serie A and more. It’s a learning curve for me.”last_img read more