PI into pensioner’s rolling pin murder continues next month

first_imgThe Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of 72-year-old Jerry Rambeer, who was said to have been murdered with a rolling pin between July 1 and 3 last year, is set to continue at the Wales Magistrate’s Court in February.Deceased: Jerry RambeerTwenty-four-year-old Joseph Rameshwar, of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara (WBD), who had reportedly confessed to beating the elderly man, stands accused of the capital offence.Guyana Times had reported that Rambeer, of Lot 18 Sisters Village, WBD, was found lying in an unconscious state on July 1, 2018, at Back Street, Good Intent, WBD. The man took his last breath on July 3 when he was receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.It was two days after the beating that Rameshwar was arrested and reportedly confessed to hitting Rambeer to the head with the rolling pin during an argument. Reports were that on July 1, 2018, the pensioner attended a wedding at La Retraite, WBD, with several of his friends. Sometime later that night, the man was reportedly found lying in a pool of blood in “Gaza Street”.The now deceased father of three reportedly suffered severe internal injuries, a punctured intestine, and broken ribs.Aggrieved family members had been holding out that both Rameshwar and his father committed the act, but the Police only instituted charges against the son based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).last_img read more

EPA seeking public feedback on new Parika Stelling

first_imgGovernment is looking at building a new Parika Stelling to replace the old one that has seen its fair share of troubles and it has approached the Environmental Protection Agency for approval.A flooded Parika Stelling in September 2019This was revealed in a notice issued by the EPA, which sought feedback from the public on the proposed project. According to the EPA, the public has 28 days to submit any questions or suggestions to the agency to be considered in the Impact Assessment.The agency noted that the project is likely to involve demolition and excavation work, concrete, timber and steel fabrication. In addition, the project will include pile driving, stockpiling of materials and removing construction debris. The EPA noted that the project will, therefore, have some degree of impact on the surrounding environment.The Parika Stelling“As such, in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act, Cap 20:05, Laws of Guyana, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be required for such a development before any decision to approve or reject the proposed project,” the agency explained.“Members of the public are hereby invited, within 28 days of this notice, to make written submissions to the agency, setting out those questions and matters which they require to be answered or considered in the Environmental Impact Assessment.”It was only in June of this year that a contract was approved for repairs to the Parika Stelling, to the tune of $52 million. Last year, it was announced that a US$15 million loan was secured from the Caribbean Development Bank, to finance an upgrade of the structure. Over the years, millions have also been spent on repairs to the facility, which services the Essequibo Islands and West Demerara.Over the years the stelling has been inundated with water as a consequence of heavy rainfall and high tides. A similar situation arose a few months ago when high tides resulted in the flooding of the facility.The flooding had resulted in a number of commuters, who use the Parika Stelling to travel to the Essequibo Islands and other areas, having difficulties accessing transportation to and from these areas.last_img read more

Tottenham linked with 30-year-old Ligue 1 midfielder

first_img Jeremy Clement [left] 1 Tottenham may launch a bid for Saint Etienne’s Jeremy Clement, according to reports in France.Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be unhappy with his current options in midfield following Spurs’ winless start to their Premier League campaign.Spurs have scouted Clement in the past and have now rekindled their interest in the defensive midfielder, claim France Football.However, Saint Etienne are keen to keep hold of their man,  at least until after their Europa League play-off game against Milsami.The 30-year-old has made 125 league appearances for the club since signing from Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.last_img read more

‘I still wouldn’t want Lukaku at Chelsea!’ Blues fans react to ex-star’s goals

first_imgIt’s the immutable law of ex.In a tempestuous FA Cup quarter-final between Everton and Chelsea it just had to be Romelu Lukaku who hit a brace to down his former side at Goodison Park.The Toffees won the clash 2-0 thanks to two superb strikes from the Belgian, who they signed from the Blues for £28million back in 2014.And Chelsea fans had mixed reactions to seeing their former player knock them out of the competition with some praising the 22-year-old, while others were less kind.You can see what they said on Twitter below… 1 Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring for Everton against former side Chelsea last_img read more

Olympic spirit in Turin is MIA

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSigns or flags trumpeting the games aren’t up yet, ticket sales are lagging, snow is scarce, and Italian athletes are complaining openly about a lack of interest. “There’s a month to go, and where are the Olympics?” asked Beppe Fossati, editor of Torino Cronaca, a local newspaper. “The Olympic spirit is missing.” A city known mainly as a center of industry is undergoing major changes ahead of the Feb. 10-26 Games in what locals see as a chance to become a tourist destination. Right now, however, the Olympics are one of the best-kept secrets in sports – even in Italy. As of last week, 585,000 tickets had been sold of about 1 million available; only 40 percent went to fans, with 60 percent to sponsors, national Olympic committees, sports federations and other groups. About 215,000 were sold in Italy, nearly half of those in Turin and surrounding areas. “The sale of tickets is proceeding according to plan,” said Cesare Vaciago, CEO of organizing committee TOROC. “Nothing,” says Gino, who wouldn’t give his last name. “But there’s still time. I’ll have something in February.” Aside from plenty of steel scaffolding, colorful cranes and piles of dirt, it’s tough to tell that in a matter of weeks the Winter Games will be coming to this home of broad boulevards, Baroque architecture and the majestic backdrop of the Alps. As of last Wednesday, 19 percent of tickets had been sold for skeleton and luge, 46 percent for ice hockey (although that translates to more than 170,000 tickets, and the men’s gold medal game is sold out, other than 200 tickets released the day before), and 71 percent for Alpine skiing. The top sellers, percentage-wise, are figure skating (86 percent) and speedskating (82). “There still are tickets for pretty much everything,” said Giorgio Lauretta, TOROC’s head of ticketing. “I’m not worried about the fact that we still have to reach our goal (about 850,000 tickets). Up until the last day of the games, people will buy tickets.” The good news? Fewer spectators could mean shorter security lines outside and good spots available inside sparkling, state-of-the-art arenas that, once loose wires are tucked away, are certain to draw raves. It could make it easier to get a table at restaurants offering Piedmont specialties such as truffles or boiled meats and bold red wines like Barolo. And less hassle for shuttle buses navigating narrow, winding roads to venues in the Alps. Still, retired skiing star Alberto Tomba, expected to be the final torchbearer, and some current athletes are worried. “It’s a real shame that people aren’t talking about the Olympics enough,” said Giorgio Rocca, the hosts’ top hope for an Alpine skiing medal. “This event wasn’t promoted in the best way,” he told radio station RTL. A publicity campaign costing about $8.5 million – one of the victims of budget cuts, according to TOROC’s marketing coordinator, Alberto Acciari – hasn’t exactly resulted in chatter about the Olympics in cafes. Organizers thought the torch relay would get Italians excited. When the relay began in Rome, national soccer team star Francesco Totti didn’t bother to show up as announced. “If the Winter Olympics are in Norway, that’s all that will be talked about,” TOROC’s head of media relations, Giuseppe Gattino said. “In Italy, it’s different. It’s a country where there’s a lot going on.” La Gazzetta dello Sport, a Milan-based sports daily, typically places Olympic coverage on page 20, following more than a dozen pages about soccer, but also coming after cycling, basketball, tennis and volleyball. References to the Olympics on TV are rare. Whether it’s because of the focus on soccer, the lack of a Tomba-like homegrown star, a penchant for last-minute planning, or Turin natives’ reputation for being reserved – all cited by TOROC officials – there’s a decided lack of buzz up and down Italy’s boot. In 2004, when Paris was merely a candidate for the 2012 Summer Games, the French capital was awash with banners and billboards touting the bid. Why isn’t Turin similarly decorated now? “This will make you smile,” Acciari said. “If you put them up early, they’ll get dirty.” The International Olympic Committee is satisfied with preparations. “During the games, we are pretty confident that the city will be a festive city. … The venues are ready,” IOC Olympic Games executive director Gilbert Felli said in a telephone interview. “When you’ve got a big event like the Olympic Games, you always have a little concern at the bottom of your heart to be sure all the levels of preparation will fit together and the little details will meet expectations.” With its 900,000 inhabitants, Turin is a far cry from the sort of sleepy hamlet that usually hosts Winter Games, plus there’s the unusual setup of mountain events about 60 miles away. Orange cannons are spraying artificial flakes in Sestriere, a skiing resort built up in the 1930s by Fiat, once the financial engine that drove Turin but a company in decline for several years. In some places – the picturesque view from the bobsled course at Cesana, for example – Alpine peaks are painted white with snow. In others, would-be breathtaking vistas are less striking, such as the brown mountainsides near the ski jumping in Pragelato, 6! miles from Sestriere. There’s work afoot everywhere. The main Olympic merchandise store – which had more workers than customers Saturday afternoon, all 10 registers idle at one point – sits near the Po River at Piazza Vittorio, where an underground parking lot has been under construction for 1! years. Already past due, it won’t be finished before the Olympics, so ditches will be covered temporarily and bulldozers hidden away. “There’s just a month left, but a lot of work left,” taxi driver Pietro Costanza said. “They say that for the Olympics, everything will be `bello’ – clean and cleared up – but we’ll have to wait and see.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img TURIN, Italy – Stride across Piazza San Giovanni’s large cobblestones toward Turin’s main cathedral, home to the Holy Shroud, and chances are you’ll be greeted by Gino, who runs a souvenir stand he wheels around on his 1973 scooter. Search among the postcards and snow globes for a Torino 2006 trinket, though, and you’re out of luck. Instead, Gino will gladly offer a keychain or figurine from soccer’s 1990 World Cup. What about something from the upcoming Olympics? last_img

If Giants adjust Oracle Park dimensions, players wonder if other changes will follow

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — The San Francisco Giants won World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 with elite pitching and strong defense, but the sport of baseball looks much different at the end of this decade than it did at the beginning.The Giants have been reluctant to shift their organizational philosophy to adapt to the changes, yet it’s possible the franchise could soon take a significant step toward doing so. For the first time in two decades, the Giants plan to explore the possibility of …last_img read more

One Cannot Choose to Deny Free Will

first_imgHow can leading scientists be so wrong? Look how they chose to manipulate participants’ views by lying to them.Three psychologists used fellow human beings like lab rats, lying to them for science. That should have raised ethical flags, but maybe the rules are different at the University of Cologne (Germany) and the University of Ghent (Belgium). Nevertheless, the editor of their PNAS paper from the University of California had no problem with it.The question whether free will exists or not has been a matter of debate in philosophy for centuries. Recently, researchers claimed that free will is nothing more than a myth. Although the validity of this claim is debatable, it attracted much attention in the general public. This raises the crucial question whether it matters if people believe in free will or not. In six studies, we tested whether believing in free will is related to the correspondence bias—that is, people’s automatic tendency to overestimate the influence of internal as compared to external factors when interpreting others’ behavior. Overall, we demonstrate that believing in free will increases the correspondence bias and predicts prescribed punishment and reward behavior.One of their methods involved giving survey participants (who were paid, by the way) a short essay to read on free will. The “control” essay provided some background on consciousness and provided for the possibility of free will. The “Anti-Free-Will Text” given to other participants denied the existence of free will, giving the usual materialistic evolutionary line:“You,” your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. Who you are is nothing but a pack of neurons….The psychologists then tested their human lab rats on their attitudes about reward and punishment. Sure enough, those who had been taught that free will is a myth tended to be more lenient with lawbreakers, feeling they couldn’t help themselves.Are we the only ones to point out that this paper suffers not only from ethical flaws, but from logical incoherence? It’s logically impossible to deny free will. The very act of denying free will requires free will. It’s like saying out loud, “I cannot speak.” Presumably, these psychologists freely chose to undertake this study, and to lie to the participants about what they were doing.Consequently, the psychologists, and the National Academy of Sciences that published their work, are morally accountable for dishonesty as well as stupidity, as are the rest of us when we choose to do evil or not use our brains.(Visited 458 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Qiyun.Z Colorful Vintage Retro Style Butterfly Beaded Antique Brass Hair Stick Pin Clip w/ Tassel – Beautiful that’s all I can say I’ve ordered another it

first_imgLove it, looks very expensive and everyone that see it compliment it. Looks stylish and adds interest to your hairdo. Beautiful hair accessory bought to use as shawl stick pin. Strong and stunning hair adornmentColourful hair pinVery pretty, but Very pretty & so well made i would recommend. I got it today, it’s lovely, i like it, so beautiful. Everyone always comments on how beautiful it is. I got it today, it’s lovely, i like it, so beautiful. So nice my daughter borrowed it before i had a chance to wear it. Very pleased with all products especially the the regis fry pans. This is well made- and looks so pretty and is very good value. Bought as gift for my 28 year old daughter, she loves it. Very pleased with all products especially the the regis fry pans. Really pretty and a perfect colour for my daughter long red hair. So nice my daughter borrowed it before i had a chance to wear it. Delighted with the quality of this. Much happier than i expected. Green hair accessory, not blue. Good enough at first sight, however the colour is not as expected, being as it is green and not blue. . But luckily as this is a gift the recipient isn’t expecting blue so. . It would be helpful to have an accurate description with the colour correct, especially as it is a bit of a wait for delivery, may be an expected hair accessory for a particular outfit colour. Looks strong enough for the job of holding a pony tail in place, but time will tell. Absolutely lovely – really nice colour and not too big/heavy. It-works really well i don’t need to use anything else and it looks quite expensive. Itwould make a lovely inexpensive gift for any age group. It is colourful and beautiful. The design is great with the length. And good craftsmanship as well. A bit of it came off, but i have jewellery tools and fixed it. This item makes you stand out in the crowd, in a good way. Great design and excellent strength. Arrives in suggested time, great design and excellent strength. Better than it looks on picture and something different. A very nice hairpiece indeed and arrived in good time. One star dropped as i really am looking for a light turquoise and this is more sea turquoise. Charming accompaniment to a ladies attire. Absolutely lovely – really nice colour and not too big/heavy. It-works really well i don’t need to use anything else and it looks quite expensive. Itwould make a lovely inexpensive gift for any age group. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-01 17:23:02Reviewed Item Colorful Vintage Retro Style Butterfly Beaded Antique Brass Hair Stick Pin Clip w/ Tassel for Long Hair PonytailRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  65  reviewsPrice£2.79last_img read more

LinkedIn Plots Your Professional Network with InMaps

first_imgLinkedIn, the career-minded social network, unveiled a new feature today that helps users to visualize and interact with their professional network. Called “InMaps“, the feature provides an interactive visual representation of your professional network, helping you to see who you are connected to and how they are connected with each other.Are you highly involved in a few specific sectors? Or do you move about professional circles like a nomad? InMaps lays it all out for you to see. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Visualization#web When you create your map, you’ll see different sections of dots (each one a person) in different colors. The colors represent different groups, according to associations. The larger the dot, the more connected that person is with others in your network. In my network, for example, ReadWriteWeb editor Abraham Hyatt appears to be the glue between many of my ReadWriteWeb colleagues. In another section of the graph, a former journalism professor is the common denominator. As Ali Imam, senior data scientist at LinkedIn, explains in the blog post, this sort of visualized data can be useful for making connections and filling in holes in your professional social graph:You can use those insights to measure your own impact or influence, or create opportunities for someone else. So, you might see two distinct groups that you could introduce to become one. Or, you might leverage one person to connect them to someone else. See an area that doesn’t look like it is representative of your professional world? Fix it by adding the necessary connections.To access your own map, visit http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/ – though you need to have 50 connections and 75% of your profile complete to access the feature. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more