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Convicts charged for impersonating First Lady

first_imgScholarship fraudTwo men who were each jailed on the offence of murder and are incarcerated at the Mazaruni prison were on Friday charged for impersonating First Lady Sandra Granger.Also charged for obtaining money by false pretence, the men appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The men are: Paul Lo-Hing, serving 83 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Shoala Gilgeous in 2012; and 30-year-old Wazim Mohammed, currently serving a 10-year jail sentence for the murder of his friend Russell Nelson, 62, of Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice on September 27, 2005. They pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them.It is alleged that between April 1 and April 30, 2017, Lo-Hing obtained $30,000 in phone cards from Basmattie Singh under the pretence of being First Lady Sandra Granger and being in a position to grant a scholarship.Mohammed also obtained $30,000 in phone cards from Beverly Harris during April 2017 at Mahdia by pretending he was the First Lady, and reportedly promising to offer Harris a scholarship if given the money.The men were further remanded, and are expected to return to court on May 4.last_img read more

 

City Hall removes more bus parks

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has removed more minibus parks to accommodate vendors of the Stabroek Market Wharf, which collapsed a few weeks ago.A section of the cordoned bus parkGuyana Times understands the Route 41 (Stabroek to South) and 46 (Durban, Lodge) minibuses were greeted to a barricaded park when they turned up to work.The drivers argued that they were never served a notice nor were they consulted.Odel Thom, a conductor, who operates in the South park told Guyana Times on Monday that the move by City Hall will cause financial difficulties for operators.“Right now we losing. Bus transportation, it really inconveniencing. First thing, it ain’t even got park to park up hay suh. Watch de parking spot, watch. All this hay suh is different bus. It got 41 bus, Forty-six. It’s really inconveniencing and how they so disrespectful they ain’t even inform us as drivers you understand. Remember people got to go to work, people got to go home from children got to go to school (in the next few days), things got to buy you understand meh and them just come jus suh. At least we wudda glad if they wudda tell we something. Call we before or make a place proper for we park, cause watch hay is bare corruption,” an irate Thom said.He also complained that the traffic is congested in the area, since drivers are now operating just beside the barricades placed by M&CC.Another operator, Jamal Simon, said, “All they got to do is inform people in how they does do things. You do things jus so drastic like fuss. If they inform people ‘today you gun be inconvenienced for certain thing’ everybody would be more better. They need to be more responsible… remember now everybody ain’t got the luxury to get car and them thing. They gah be more respectable to people them on de road.”Solomon (only name given), a driver who plies his trade via the Guyhoc-Stabroek route said the park was blocked off since last week. He added that the M&CC should have found a suitable place to relocate the bus drivers, since the area is already crowded.City Hall first removed the route 42 (Diamond-Grove) minibuses earlier in August.They were later placed at Bugle Street, Georgetown where drivers complained about their safety.The Timehri buses, also of the 42-zone, were later removed and placed on High Street, where they also complained about their safety.President of the United Minibus Union, Eon Andrews has since said he views City Hall’s move as “visionless” and “ridiculous”.“I think it was ridiculous. I think it is visionless… it is either corruption, mismanagement, thoughtlessness and probably not feelings for anybody but themselves,” he stated.Several attempts made by this newspaper to contact the authorities at City Hall were unsuccessful.last_img read more

 

Picture Special: Proud moments at Loreto Secondary School awards

first_imgLoreto Secondary School held its annual prize-giving with plenty of special moments for all the students and staff.The ceremony is one of the highlights of the school year where staff take the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of the students in the same academic year.A wonderful night was had by all, with teachers saying they are extremely proud of the many talents and successes of their students. See below…Picture Special: Proud moments at Loreto Secondary School awards was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

 

Incentives to boost R&D spending

first_img29 May 2006Minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena has outlined a number of measures aimed at stimulating research and development in South Africa, so as to boost economic growth.“In today’s world, speed and the capacity to innovate are what count,” he said at the presentation of his department’s budget on Friday, emphasising the need for scientists and researchers to work in with business and civil society rather than in “indulgent” isolation.The first incentive is tax breaks for businesses that up their research and development (R&D) spending. In February Finance Minister Trevor Manuel announced the creation of a more favourable tax regime for “arresting the depreciation of R&D capital” along with an increase in the deduction allowable for current R&D expenditure from 100% to 150%.These incentives, Mangena said, “effectively reduce the real cost of a company’s investment in R&D, thus stimulating the investment climate by rewarding inventiveness, which in turn raises returns and bolsters the economy as a whole”.International funding of R&D in South Africa has already grown from virtually nothing in 1994 to 10% of total R&D funding in the 2003/2004 financial year.R&D spending tends to be among the first victims of an economic downturn, while increased investment reflects increased confidence and a growing economy. This investment then creates more work for scientists, engineers and technology experts, which in turn boosts the innovations that help drive economic growth.In the medium-term expenditure framework, government funding for R&D has increased by R1.2-billion, putting the country on course to meet the goal of spending 1% of gross domestic product on R&D by 2008.By 2003/04, public and private expenditure on R&D was 0.81% of GDP – up from 0.69% in 1994, Mangena said.A new policy on intellectual property rights from publicly funded research has been drafted to protect the innovations coming out of the increased investment of R2.8-billion the government puts into research at the country’s universities and science councils. The draft policy was approved by Cabinet in January for public consultation.Mangena said patent applications from publicly funded institutions had not followed the growing worldwide trend because of a lack of coherent policy and well-defined incentives and obligations.Other measures to boost research include the creation of 210 new research professorships by 2010 through the Research Chairs Programme, and the establishment of seven Centres of Excellence, the most recent being the South African Centre for Epidemiology, Modeling and Analysis, which will focus on mathematical modelling in the study of HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa.Also put in place are the Research Post-Doctoral Fellowships Programme and new measures to alleviate the financial burden on promising undergraduate students to enable them to pursue full-time post-graduate research.Biotechnology is already attracting a major slice of R&D funding, with investment in genetic engineering growing by 360% between 2002 and 2004. Some 3% of the country’s patent applications involve biotech innovation.Other developments include plans to establish a South African Space Agency and the launch later this year of a second low-earth orbiting satellite, at a time when Algeria and Nigeria are discussing with South Africa the development of a cluster of satellites called the African Resource Management Constellation.The aim of this, Mangena said, would be to develop satellites in Africa to help with disaster prediction and mitigation, the projection of crop yields, tracking urban and rural development, as well as a number of other potential spin-offs.On energy, the Department of Science and Technology has taken the lead in the development of the Hydrogen Economy initiative, which aims to harness Sasol’s pioneering technology with pebble bed modular reactor technology and fuel cell technology “to create a globally competitive energy mix”.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

 

Google Gets Sued Over Buzz: Why It Should Have Said “Please?”

first_imgWhen Google unveiled Buzz, their new social network add-on to Gmail, last week, many members of the technology community were excited, but that excitement quickly gave way to concerns over privacy as more and more people saw the number of ways their private information was being exposed.While some people wrote scathing blog posts, saying quite simply – and in big, bold lettering – “F*ck You, Google“, a Florida woman has gone one logical step further and filed a class action lawsuit against the hapless email-turned-social-network provider. Maybe, if Google had simply asked its users before signing them up for the service, they could have avoided all of this.The most common complaint among many is that when Google automatically signed Gmail users up for the service, it auto-followed the people they talked with the most, publicly, exposing connections users would otherwise reasonably expect to remain private. Other complaints range from how easy it is to hack Google’s numeric profile URL, revealing a user’s Gmail address, to revealing a user’s geo-location.ReadWriteWeb’s full coverage and analysis of Google Buzz:Live Blog From AnnouncementAnalysis: Open Data StandardsAnalysis: Geo-Social NetworkFacebook & Google BuzzComparison to FriendFeedEnterprise ApplicationsBuzz Hacks & TipsThe Missing FeaturesGoogle Makes Changes to Buzz Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the complaint filed yesterday in a San Jose federal court alleges that “Google Inc. broke the law when its controversial Google Buzz service shared personal data without the consent of users.” The suit accuses Google of breaking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, an online privacy protection group, filed a similar complaint [pdf] earlier this week, asserting the simple idea that “users should have meaningful control over their information.”We got in touch with Google, but the company says it has still yet to be served and cannot comment until it’s been able to review the complaint. It seems that some others think this lawsuit is merely a “pure money grab“, but we think that Google’s actions can have real-world consequences for the more than 30 million Gmail users it signed up for the service without properly testing it beforehand. And even if they had properly tested it beforehand, those people signed up for an email service, not a social network. The Gmail Privacy Policy, under the section somewhat ironically entitled “Your Choices”, now reads to say that users have the ability to “choose to use additional Gmail features, such as chat, which connects to the Google Talk network, or Google Buzz.” We emailed Google asking where in the user agreements one might consent to something like being automatically signed up for Google Buzz, but did not receive a response by press time.As Harriet Jacobs, the author of the colorfully-titled post cursing Google, points out, anyone from abusive ex-husbands to Internet stalkers were suddenly given information that Google’s users had intentionally kept hidden. While this may have been a mistake, a company that has access to as much information about us as Google has needs to have appropriate preventative measures in place for this sort of thing. Could you imagine the uproar if something like our search habits were suddenly released to the public in a big “Oops!” moment for Google? Would an apologetic blog post suffice then? Somehow, we don’t think so and we’re not sure it should now either. Tags:#Google#news#NYT#social networks#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification mike melanson A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

 

Delhi Daredevils bank on Carlos Brathwaite to win back fans

first_imgDelhi Daredevils and its CEO have pinned lot of expectations on Carlos Brathwaite after the West Indian’s match-winning effort in the World Twenty20 final against England. Hemant Dua, Daredevils’ CEO feels Brathwaite’s knock will inspire the team in the IPL and also help getting the fans back to the stands.All-rounder Brathwaite hit four back-to-back sixes off England’s Ben Stokes to win the final in a thrilling finish.”Any kind of performance by a cricketer, who plays for your franchise helps to bring in the confidence back. What he did was not easy to do under pressure on a platform like a World Cup final. Such a performance will definitely help the fans regain the lost. It’s good to bring those people back in the stadium,” Dua told PTI on franchise’s prized recruit, who was bought for Rs 4.2 crore during the IPL auctions this year.Dua said he is happy but it’s not a sense of vindication considering that the franchise were asked a lot of question behind their aggressive bidding for big all-rounder.”I don’t call it vindication. Any athlete can be a performer on his day. It was his day. We went in as a franchise. We saw talent and spark and that’s why we bought him,” the DD CEO said.However, Dua said there would be huge expectations from players like Brathwaite and Pawan Negi to perform.”If we look at the West Indies side, there was not a single match-winner. There was a Chris Gayle, a Lendl Simmons, a Marlon Samuels, everyone performed. That’s how we expect it in DD. It was Brathwaite’s day and he performed. Similarly there will be Negi, Chris Morris, Mayank Agarwal or a Shreyas Iyer performing for the team,” he said.advertisementThe CEO also seemed confident that skipper Zaheer Khan’s body will hold up till the end of the tournament.last_img read more

 

World Cup 2018: A nation in tears after Japan’s heartbreaking exit

first_imgJapan’s heartbreaking 3-2 loss against Belgium in the round of 16 on Monday night left thousands of fans in tears as the Blue Samurais crashed out of World Cup 2018 despite putting in a spirited performance at Rostov-On-Don.Nacer Chadli’s last-gasp winner in the 90th minute of the match ended the Asian team’s dream run in what was their best-ever performance in a World Cup with six goals in four matches.Japan was carrying the hopes of millions of people being the only Asian team in the round of 16 but their rampaging run ended in vain as Belgium became the first team to come from two goals down to win a World Cup knockout round match since Germany’s 3-2 triumph over England in the 1970 edition.World Cup 2018: ‘Japan played like warriors’ – Blue Samurais win heartsPassionate Japanese football fans fought back tears and wondered what could have been.The Samurai Blue looked on track to reach their first quarter-final in three last-16 attempts after going 2-0 ahead early in the second half, only to see Belgium roar back and snatch a 3-2 win with an explosive counter-attack deep into stoppage time.World Cup 2018: Belgium’s counterattack stunned Japan, admits coach”When we took the lead I thought we were going to win,” said 21-year-old university student Nao Okada, who burst into tears at a Tokyo sports bar as the final whistle sounded.World Cup 2018: Belgium overcome brave Japan to reach quarter-finals Japanese fans react as they watch a broadcast of the World Cup 2018 round of 16 match Belgium vs Japan at a sports bar in Tokyo (Reuters Photo)”It hurts but it was a really good game and I feel moved. I want Japan to keep playing hard next time,” she said.advertisementWorld Cup 2018: Brazil, Belgium in quarter-finals, Japan go down fightingThe 61st-ranked Japanese were given little chance of making an impact at the tournament, but their gritty group stage display and last-16 match versus Belgium won over the fans. A fan gets emotional after Japan’s heartbreaking loss against Belgium in the World Cup 2018 round of 16 (Reuters Photo)”This was a really good team, their passing and scoring and teamwork,” said 39-year-old hairdresser Kenichi Okegami.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”At 2-2 I thought we were heading for a penalty shootout… it’s crushing,” he said.Belgium became the first side to win a World Cup knockout game from two goals down since 1970, making the loss all the more gut-wrenching for Japan and their supporters.”Just a little bit more… it was a harsh result,” said Kenta Saito, 61, a former school soccer coach and a qualified referee.”They had chances at the end but they couldn’t grab them,” he said.Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya pedestrian scramble, normally the site of post-game revelry, was markedly more subdued as fans staggered out of sports bars into the harsh early daylight after the game wrapped up at about 5 a.m. local time. Japanese fans react after second goal by Belgium as they watch a broadcast of the World Cup Round of 16 soccer match (Reuters Photo)Still, supporters tried to take away positives from the result, taking pride in a better performance than the 1-0 loss to Poland that saw Japan advance from the group stage on the strength of a better disciplinary record.Japan drew criticism for their tactics in the Poland match after playing the final several minutes passing around the ball to run down the clock, knowing they would advance despite a loss.”Today’s was a good game so it made up for all that passing last time,” said Okada, the university student.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

 

Effortlessly Add Dimension to Your Wardrobe with Ratio Clothing’s Custom Shirts

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Image courtesy of Ratio Clothing/Instagram.One day, a former project manager for the Chiquita banana brand and current technology/consulting professional looked around at the office and thought, “These guys need better-fitting shirts.” He then adjusted in his ill-fitting shirt and realized, “I need a better shirt.”Eric Powell, founder of Ratio Clothing, quickly took to Amazon with the inkling he might be able to make those better shirts and purchased a book on how to sew. After diving into the rabbit hole of shirting fabrics and collar variations, Powell found his calling. Fast forward six years, and Ratio Clothing has boomed from an e-commerce-only tailored shirt provider to a brick-and-mortar specialty retailer for high-end, custom-made, and measured-to-fit menswear.“My central thesis in starting Ratio, and still today, is that guys care about how things fit,” Powell tells The Manual while showing us around the flagship Ratio Showroom in Denver, Colorado. “But it’s not a cultivated habit to go to a tailor.”Image courtesy of Ratio Clothing.With Ratio’s biggest competitors being Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, J. Crew, and Banana Republic, the brand offers not only a final product, but an experience that is unrivaled to the aforementioned stores.“Even at these higher-end retailers — and many tailors — custom-made shirts come from the same one factory in Malaysia,” Powell continues. “And, beyond that, clothing today is made with the cheapest possible materials in the fewest sizes possible to maximize retailers’ profits.”Ratio does things a little differently. First of all, each and every garment is tailored specifically to the man ordering it. Everything, from the print to the fabric to the sleeve length, is customized by preference, meaning Ratio doesn’t tell men how to dress, but allows them to maximize his unique style.Image courtesy of Ratio Clothing.If you like your pants a little higher, you do you. “Some guys like to show a little ankle, even,” Powell says. “We see the full spectrum, from very particular clients to guys who just want a little guidance.”The best part? Many of Ratio’s customers never have to enter a tailor’s door to wear a custom-sized button-down. That’s all thanks to Ratios’ online measurement system, which allows a man to take his own measurements, input them on his computer, and select between a wide range of dress shirts and tuxedo shirts in a wide variety of prints. Your measurements are kept on file so the next shirt you order is automatically cut to your shape and nobody else’s.For most tailors, custom usually means a book of traditional swatches yielding conservative business attire, but Ratio adds in modern spice for the guy who not only wants to look pulled together at work, but on the weekends and in social settings.Ratio curates seasonal offerings, keeping with the leading trends in men’s fashion. “This season, we’re focused on textures,” Powell says. “For a while, big bold plaid was on trend, but instead of big graphic checks or plaids, we’re focused on detail — when you look closer at the fabric, it reveals a rich texture.” 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America center_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion In the Denver Showroom, you can also get a tailored suit jacket, blazer, and pants. While suits aren’t offered yet on Ratio’s online site, 7 Regent Lane has you covered if you can’t get into a store and need a dress suit.Another big difference between Ratio and the rest is Ratio’s  method of production, which is all done in the U.S. Fabrics are imported from Italy, Japan, and the likes, but the custom product is made entirely in a North Carolina factory.“We built the software for the factory and cutting the shirts before the factory itself,” laughs Powell, recollecting the early days of Ratio’s conception. “We’re fanatical about the end product and want to prove that custom can be just as easy as buying off the rack.”Check out the nine measurements Ratio uses to tailor your unique shirt, and let us know: Does it fit?We thought so.Feature image courtesy of Ratio Clothing/Instagram.last_img read more

 

Keppel FELS Is Proceeding with Building of Its New CAN …

first_img My location zoom Following positive feedback and strong enquiries from the market, Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), is proceeding with the building of its new CAN DO drillship. When completed in 2016, the drillship is expected to be a state-of-the-art deepwater exploration, development and completion drilling vessel.Mr Chow Yew Yuen, Chief Operating Officer and CEO-Designate, Keppel O&M, commented, “As with all our market established proprietary designs, our new CAN DO drillship design was developed in close consultation with customers, major oil companies and vendors. The newly developed design is capable of handling next generation 20K psi blowout preventers.“While most modern drillships currently in operation were designed and built for exploration drilling, industry feedback has revealed the need for vessels capable of performing development and completion drilling in addition to exploration drilling. Since the launch of our design earlier this year, we have received very encouraging response from the market, and we have decided to start constructing the first drillship to this design. We believe the drillship meets the high functionality, safety and cost-effective requirements of the industry.”Jointly developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech), the R&D arm of Keppel O&M, and its design partner GustoMSC, Keppel’s CAN DO drillship is designed to overcome the constraints of limited deck space found in most modern day drillships.Apart from incorporating exploration drilling requirements, the design allows for the installation of third party equipment invariably required for development and completion drilling through the incorporation of a large functional deck space. In addition, the drillship has a double blowout preventer stack integrated into the design, and has a riser hold capacity meeting 12,000 feet water depth with the flexibility of storing either 75-foot or 90-foot long risers.The drillship has been model tested at the MARIN facility in the Netherlands and has also obtained class approval for the basic design. A full 3D model has been created for construction purposes.A further announcement will be made once a firm contract has been secured for this drillship unit. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Keppel Corp., December 11, 2013last_img read more