Ravi Patrick, 34, and Munesh Ramsaroop, 24, of Charity Village, Essequibo Coast, was on Monday remanded to prison on a trafficking in narcotics charge. The duo appeared before Magistrate Dylon Bess where they pleaded not guilty to the charge.It is alleged that on August 5, 2016, ranks from the narcotics unit in G Division conducted a sting operation at Charity Housing Scheme.During the operation Police used a vagrant to purchase cannabis from alleged vendor Patrick and labourer Ramsaroop. The duo allegedly sold the vagrant the illegal substance in a black plastic bag but was subsequently nabbed afterwards.The men were told of the offence and arrested. They were taken to Charity Police Station where the black bag was opened and a quantity of seeds, leaves and stems of cannabis were weighed and amounted to 49.1 grams.Police Prosecutor Haimwant Ramsewack objected to bail.They were remanded and the case will continue on August 22.
…calls for national leaders to address social issuesThe prevalence of social issues in all regions of Guyana is likely to be addressed in a swift manner, as children representing schools and communities in various regions across the country took the opportunity to voice their concerns at the first Children’s Forum held on Monday.Held in observance of Universal Children’s Day, the event was hosted by the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), through the Ministry of Social Protection, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Government officials and other national leaders in attendance at the children’s forumChildren under the age of 12 expressed their views through various artistic forms, including dance, spoken word, dramatic poetry, and skits.Most of the issues which were highlighted fell under the purview of the Ministry of Social Protection, and included domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, child abandonment and neglect, among other things. Infrastructural upgrades and better access to education were also mentioned.Keen attention was paid to the children as they portrayed life in their various communities.President David Granger, who attended the event, noted that the children – Guyana’s future leaders — can be assured that those in Government today would positively pave the way for them to follow.Merano Kent, representing one of the primary schools in Region One, delivering his views to leaders present“You (the children) have to take over this country ten years from now, 20 years from now; and we are very happy that you are so articulate. Some of the criticisms are a little painful, but it means that the adults here will take note and try to make things better for you,” President Granger explained.In keeping with Article 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Guyana is a signatory, this initiative was sought after to provide an opportunity for children to exercise their right to freedom of expression.According to the Act, this includes “the liberty to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds regardless of frontiers either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art or through any other media of the child’s choice.”Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, commended the Childcare and Protection Agency for the initiative. According to the Department of Public Information, she observed that the medium gives children an equal opportunity to voice their concerns.“We certainly take note of all the things that they have been saying; and we also take note, hence we are going to be making (and) we are going to be taking action based on recommendations that they have made…this is a very serious forum.”The event was hosted at the Ramada Princess Hotel under the theme “The Voices of Our Children: Standing Strong and Speaking Out.” read more
“The cost is pretty high. You have to rent the pool and we have a timer coming in,” he says. “We have tattoos for the athletes as well and all of that adds up. The more funds we can get, the nicer prizes we can give to the athletes.”Anyone wanting to sponsor the event or donate a prize can call Floyd at 250-262-5895This week in FortSt. John has been proclaimed as “Give It A Tri Week”, to encourage people to sign up for the upcoming race. The goal of the race is to promote a healthy lifestyle along with helping the community grow and prosper.The cost for registration is $50, and there are also shorter distances available for teens or adults who don’t want to do the full race.Advertisement New to this year’s event is the addition of a duathlon, a race where competitors will run for three kilometres, as well as s 26 kilometre bike ride, and a final three kilometre run.Floyd Polehoykie is the race director for the Fort St. John Triathlon Committee. He says organizers wanted to include a duathlon so people who may not be strong at swimming could participate.“What we found is that a lot of people wanted to do the bike and the run, but they can’t swim a stroke,” he says. “So we thought, why not put it in this year and see what happens, and so far it looks pretty promising.”- Advertisement -Polehoykie adds that while the event is only half full, registration always picks up as the event draws near.“Typically we got 100, and we are capping out at 120 this year,” says Polehoykie. “We’re right around half capacity, but it’s usually within the last week to ten days things that things pick up.”The committee is also hoping to attract sponsors or donations for the event as there are costs associated with rentals, staffing and other aspects.Advertisement read more
CLAIRMONT, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies were in Clairmont on Tuesday night as they visited the JDA County Kings.There was almost no scoring throughout the first period as both teams could not net a goal.Then with 1:22 remaining in the frame, in a power play, Gary Loewen would score a goal with a feed from Matthew Apsassin and Aiden Craig-Steele making the score 1-0 over the Kings as they headed into period two.- Advertisement -At 1:42 into the second period, Brady Marzocco would score one on the Kings with assists by Chase Gregory and Gary Loewen making the score 2-0.It wouldn’t be until period three when another goal would be scored.With 5:56 remaining in the game, Alex Nimmo would score a goal with a feed from Dean Whitcomb and Aiden Craig-Steele.Advertisement The Pups would not allow the Kings to score a single goal, with the game ending in the Huskies favour of 3-0.Currently, in the NWJHL Standings, the Huskies are currently tied in first with Dawson Creek Junior Canucks with 40 points each.Current NWJHL League Standings as of January 30. Source NWJHLUp next, the Huskies are home this Friday, February 1, as they host the North Peace Navigators. Game time is 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisement read more
Reaction to Gerrard’s red card 1 Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on against Man United and you can probably guess the reaction online.The Liverpool captain replaced Adam Lallana at half-time during the north west derby and there were jokes galore following his dismissal.United won 2-1 thanks to a Juan Mata double, with his second being one of absolute quality.But that was overshadowed by the tweets below.As Ron Burgundy once said: “Boy, that escalated quickly”.
Ex-Manchester City and England Under-21s coach Stuart Pearce joined Drivetime on Monday for a special review of another eventful Premier League campaign.The former defender shared his thoughts on the top flight’s best goal, the key points in both the title and relegation battles plus who he believes should receive the gong for Manager of the Season.There are currently six bosses in the running for the honour, from Nigel Pearson for Leicester City’s great escape to Louis van Gaal for taking Manchester United back to the Champions League.]But for Pearce, there is only man who is worthy of the title.“I’m a great lover of people who win things and Mourinho has won the league by a large amount of points,” he said on Monday’s Drivetime show.“Eight points is a big gap and they still have a game in hand; they’ve done fanatically well.“He’s also won the League Cup as well, he’s won two trophies this season and that, for me, makes him manager of the year.“Closely behind him, I think Garry Monk has had a fantastic season at Swansea. He’s new to management but he’s done brilliantly.“I was unsure about how they would fare this season to be honest but, and baring in mind they sold their top scorer and record signing Wilfried Bony in January, Swansea have done really well.” read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Maier wins, Miller flubs: Two-time Olympic champion Hermann Maierwon a super-G on the famed Hahnenkamm course at Kitzbuehel, Austria, defending his title from last year and getting his second victory of the season. Reigning World Cup champion Bode Miller flew off course early – another in a series of poor results for the American. Miller, the reigning overall and super-G champion, went off course on a tricky turn in the top section and was forced to give up on a track that favored his risky style with no jumps until the end. Dorfmeister wins: Austria’s Michaela Dorfmeister won a women’s World Cup super-G race at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Tina Maze of Slovenia was second, while Nicole Hosp of Austria was third. Americans Lindsey Kildow and Julia Mancuso both went out on a turn after the second split. Both women took a left turn too wide on a steep pitch. Mancuso was leading at the time, while Kildow was only slightly off the pace. Also: An arbitrator is expected to rule Monday on whether the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation was justified in suspending coach Tim Nardiello, who was accused of sexually harassing two members of his team. … Olympic-bound American Michelle Roark won her second straight World Cup freestyle contest and Australian Dale Begg-Smith padded his World Cup lead as he won the men’s event at Wilmington, N.Y. … Ricco Gross of Germany beat Norway’s Halvard Hanevold and Frode Andresen to win the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit race at a World Cup biathlon meet at Anterselva, Italy. … Nicola Rodigari of Italy won the men’s 1,500-meter race and Evgenia Radanova of Bulgaria won the women’s 1,500 at the European short track speedskating championships at Krynica Zdroj, Poland. … Jan Michaelis of Germany and Paulina Ligocka of Poland won snowboard World Cup halfpipe events at Leysin, Switzerland. … Maya Pedersen of Switzerland won her third World Cup skeleton event of the season at St. Moritz, Switzerland. The men’s final is today. Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov made Russia 3-for-3 in the European Championships when they took the ice dance title for a third straight year night. Navka was taken to the hospital for stitches after cutting her hand during the free dance, but the injury isn’t considered serious. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Evgeni Plushenko didn’t let the flu slow him down, winning the men’s short program Friday at the European Figure Skating Championships at Lyon, France. Plushenko, a three-time world and four-time European champion, leads 2004 European winner Brian Joubert of France and current world champion Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland. Plushenko scored 82.80 points, followed by Joubert with 77.85. Lambiel scored 74.73 despite falling on his triple axel. read more
Finn Harps will tomorrow begin interviewing candidates to find a team boss to succeed Peter Hutton.Peter HuttonThe Derry man – who has been linked with taking over his home town club following the departure of Declan Devine – left Finn Park last month.The closing date for candidates to apply to the position of first team manager closed at 5.00pm on Saturday, 25 October last. The club has confirmed a total of 12 applications and the interview process will begin tomorrow.The process will be conducted by a selected committee who will report developments and then present a shortlist of most suitable candidates to board. HARPS SET TO BEGIN INTERVIEWS FOR NEW MANAGER was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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) read more
Embed from Getty ImagesAston Villa boss Steve Bruce said the injuries to Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish cost them as their run of seven straight wins ended at Fulham.Adomah (hamstring) and Grealish (calf) missed the match, which was settled by second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Floyd Ayite.Bruce admitted there was no timescale for either to return and said they were badly missed at Craven Cottage.Bruce said: “It’s been a cruel blow losing Albert and Grealish because they’ve given us the forward threat. They’ve been the catalyst for what we’ve achieved recently.“We didn’t have that real penetration. When I opened us up, to get a couple of strikers on, Fulham have enjoyed that.“Albert’s going to be a while. It’s a hamstring, so we can’t rush that. Jack was nowhere near on Friday. We’ll see how he is tomorrow.”With Adomah and Grealish out injured, Bruce drafted in Birkir Bjarnason and Axel Tuanzebe to replace them.Tuanzebe, the 20-year-old on loan from Manchester United, played at right-back and dealt well with Sessegnon in the first half.“It was a terrific battle,” Bruce said. “Axel tired badly, he needs games, but you can see his talent.“He was excellent today in his full debut for us. He’s going to be a good player, the kid.“Where do I see his best position? Maybe centre-back – he can go into midfield as well, he’s got such pace and power and handles the ball well.“You can play anywhere when you’re a good player.”See also:Ayite scores from 50 yards as Fulham sink VillaFulham boss says pressure is on Cardiff in race for promotion Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Voice search is already familiar to iOS users, in the form of Siri, and Google Search for Android users. The roll out on Android no doubt served as a great testbed to get Google’s voice-recognition algorithms better adapted to human speech patterns. According to a blog post by by Google senior VP Amit Singhal, the idea is to turn search into a natural language conversation: Soon, you’ll be able to just say, hands-free, “OK Google, will it be sunny in Santa Cruz this weekend?” and get a spoken answer. Then, you’ll be able to continue the conversation and just follow up with “how far is it from here?” if you care about the drive or “how about Monterey?” if you want to check weather somewhere else, and get Google to tell you the answer. Reminder Cards & Knowledge GraphsVoice was not the only addition to Google Search’s feature set: the company also announced new reminder cards in its Google Now tool. Currently, Now’s cards are based on a set type of search, such as sports team cards based on your frequent searches. Now users will be able to add reminders set to pop up as cards in Google Now whenever your location in time and space (your context) is close to the reminder. Like a note to buy milk when you go by the grocery store.Google’s search will also start to deliver information in a far more anticipatory way, using Google’s Knowledge Graph to build and manage connections between searches and deliver information based not only on the user’s immediate search, but potential searches that many people ask as a follow-up.(See also Forget Searching For Content – Content Is About To Start Searching For You.)All of these features move Google towards a more friction-free form of contextual search – and that promises to bring knowledge to users faster and more seamlessly.Lead image by Nick Statt for ReadWrite. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market brian proffitt Tags:#Google IO13#search Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google Loves Star TrekThe new voice commands for Google Search are the culmination of Google’s fixation on the Star Trek computer interface of the future. It’s something that Senior VP Amit Singhal very much wants to see – and Google Chrome browser users on desktops and laptops will get to share in the experience, simply by saying the phrase “OK Google” and then speaking the desired search term. No need to even press a button. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In all of the razzle-dazzle coming out of Google I/O Wednesday morning, it’s easy to forget about the company’s core product: Search. But Google didn’t forget about Search, showing off a number of interesting improvements, including a new hands-free feature that will bring voice-activated searches to desktop computers.(See also Google Is Turning Search Into The Planet’s Biggest Anticipatory System.) Related Posts read more