2 arrested for beating fisherman to death

first_img…cops hunting for 3 others – PoliceTwo men have been arrested for beating to death 20-year-old fisherman Alvin Seenarine, and seriously injuring his brother at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Crime Chief (ag) Michael KingstonThis is according to Crime Chief (ag) Michael Kingston, who confirmed to Guyana Times on Saturday that the two suspects are currently in the lock-ups as the probe continues. Kingston said that the police are also hunting for three other individuals who are linked to the beatings/murder.Alvin also called “Chockoloo”, of Lot 820 G Zeelugt North, EBE, along with his brother, Devendra, had visited a relative’s home located in the same village and were reported to have been imbibing alcohol. The brothers left at about 22:45h but shortly afterwards, residents in the area said that they heard a loud commotion and rushed to investigate.One resident related that it was noticed that three men armed with instruments were beating Devendra, who is presently at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) battling for his life.The other brother, Alvin, was discovered in a motionless state a short distance away from his injured brother with multiple wounds about his body.Residents picked up Alvin along with his brother and transported them to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.However, by the time the two brothers arrived at the hospital, one was already dead.Alvin was pronounced dead on arrival while his brother was immediately admitted for emergency medical treatment.As a result of the severity of his injuries, Devendra was subsequently transferred to the WDRH for further treatment where he was admitted. There he remains, up to press time, in a serious condition.The matter was then reported to the police who immediately began hunting for the three alleged assailants.last_img read more

The BC Oil and Gas Commission expands seismic monitoring

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) is expanding its seismic monitoring in the northeast.As posted to the BCOGC Twitter account, eight seismic monitoring stations have been added throughout the northeast in partnership with Pacific Geoscience Centre (a division of @NRCan) & @GeoscienceBC.This expands the public network in B.C. to 19 stations.- Advertisement -The one pictured (dubbed MONT8) is just West of Tower Lake.Natural Resources Canada; CLICK HEREGeoscience BC; CLICK HERE Advertisementlast_img

CORAL – Rooney to leave Man United? Get the latest transfer odds HERE!

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Has Wayne Rooney played his last game in a Manchester United shirt?The England hero took to the Old Trafford pitch for perhaps the final time for Michael Carrick’s testimonial on Sunday, with loads of clubs keen on landing the out-of-favour striker this summer.And bookmakers are backing a move to the Far East, with Rooney even money to move to any Chinese Super League club.Rooney is 6/4 to return to boyhood side Everton and 6/1 to join any Major League Soccer team.Meanwhile, Stoke City are 12/1 to land England and United’s record goalscorer, with West Ham 16/1.Get all that and MORE in the latest Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast?last_img read more


first_imgGIANT-killing Bradford City’s dreams of a League Cup win ended at Wembley today as the silky skills of Swansea shone through in the showpiece final.More than 150 family and friends from Donegal made the journey to London to support Carl McHugh and his Bradford team.But having disposed of three Premier League teams on the way to the final, Swansea proved a step too far for the Bantams, finally winning 5-0. Nathan Dyer opened the scoring for the Welsh side after 15 minutes.Michu then added a second in the 40th minute, slipping the ball through McHugh’s legs with a lucky strike.The Premier League side led 2-0 at half-time.Then Dyer hit his second at the start of the second half, and a De Guzman penalty finished off the brave League 2 side – with the Yorkshire outfit reduced to ten men with their keeper sent off. But there was no shame in defeat for Bradford after their incredible cup run.And their fans sang even louder – even at 4-0 down – than the Swansea fans.Bradford’s first shot on goal came in the 87th minute, just after their first corner.But in injury time Swansea added a fifth goal through De Guzman.Carl and his Bradford players however received a massive reception from their fans who stayed behind after the final whistle. SWANSEA SINK CARL’S CUP WIN DREAMS BUT BRADFORD PLAYERS HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH was last modified: February 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SWANSEA SINK CARL’S CUP WIN DREAMS BUT BRADFORD PLAYERS HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGHlast_img read more


first_imgLYIT students get ready to head for Shangai.Choosing to return to education or change career can be a daunting prospect anytime.However, for a group of mature students at LYIT their journey is taking them all the way to Shanghai.The Springboard Professional Selling and International Marketing (China) programme at LYIT is an innovative course and the first of its kind in Ireland, and includes two months intensive exposure to businesses and potential employers in Shanghai. The 14 people selected for the course are from various backgrounds ranging from accounting to teaching and hospitality to a former member of An Garda Síochána.The programme is funded by the Higher Education Authority through the Springboard initiative, with the support of the Department of Social Protection.During the last 6 months the class has been studying the essentials of how to do business in China, learning Mandarin and cultural etiquette, marketing and selling.For many of the people on the programme China holds a genuine fascination, now they hope they can turn that fascination into real opportunity. On the eve of his departure to China, student Terence Heeney who is originally from Dublin and now living in Castleblayney, revealed his hopes are for the future.“I’m looking forward to returning to China and to practicing my Mandarin and exploring new opportunities. I view the programme as a stepping stone to pursue a graduate programme with an Irish company.”Terence already has strong connections with China, having spent 3 years working there teaching English as a volunteer.He met is wife in Kunming (Yunnan Province) and now they have a 3 year old son fluent in Mandarin and English.He travelled daily from Castleblayney to study at LYIT. “The Chinese element was a big draw but also the selling and marketing. When I returned from China last year my focus was to go on to third level and this course has given me that opportunity. It was a perfect way to combine the Chinese aspect and business. I know I’ll have a qualification which will enable me to go on to further study.”Patricia Doherty, Head of Department of Business Studies at LYIT, is confident about successful outcomes from the course.“The calibre of the candidates has been outstanding and we know that some key alliances will be made whilst in China. We wish the class every success and look forward to hearing about their visit when they return.”Terence adds, “I’ve learned how to apply myself to studying again and I’m glad I was accepted on to the programme. Everyone has been very supportive and helpful, it’s been a good experience. I’ve still more to do on my Mandarin!” Jill Murphy, International Education Manager at LYIT, who had a major input into compiling the programme and teaches Mandarin explains, “It was a key aspect to include practical insights on doing business in China whilst simultaneously learning the language. The combination of sales, culture and language aims to give the participants a solid foundation to develop real job prospects.”The business program in Shanghai has been arranged by a company called Zhida International who are an Irish-Chinese business and education consultants.Terence says that where he was living previously in China was quite poor and Shanghai will be a different type of experience.“Given that Shanghai has a population of 24 million people it will be a culture shock. China is a complex, vast country where things are done very differently. Relationships are very important so it will be interesting to meet the various companies and businesses. I’m hoping it will lead to new opportunities. ”LYIT STUDENTS HAVE CHINA IN THEIR HANDS! was last modified: February 14th, 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:ChinaLYITShangaistudentslast_img read more

South Africa into World Cup final

first_img15 October 2007South Africa and Argentina, the last unbeaten teams at the Rugby World Cup, met in the semifinals in Paris on Sunday evening in a clash of two very physical sides. It was a hard-fought contest, but the Springboks took advantage of the Pumas’ errors to pull away to a 37-13 victory, and book a place in the final.The game proved to be a tactical battle, with both teams determined to play in the opposition’s half. Ultimately, the Argentinians shaded the duel for territory, but the South Africans managed to staunch most of the Pumas’ attacking forays by turning over the ball with regularity. John Smit’s men defended well, keeping their shape throughout the match, and they kept their composure better than their opponents, especially when tempers started to fray towards the end of the encounter.South Africa’s solid defence led to the Pumas making a number of decisions that cost them dearly as they tried to breach the unyielding line of green and gold. Twice Argentinian passes were intercepted – one early on and one late in the game – leading to Springbok tries.Lineout dominationThere will be some concern about the tight scrums where the famous Puma bajada held sway, but the Boks countered with a domination of the lineouts, securing their own ball cleanly, and robbing Argentina of a good number of throw-ins. In a kicking game, it was this superiority that played a vital role in South Africa’s victory.It had been expected that the Springboks would qualify to face France in the final, but England produced a second upset victory, following their win over Australia in the quarterfinals, downing the French 14-9 to put themselves in with a chance of becoming the first side to successfully defend the World Cup title.South Africa and England had faced off in a pool match earlier in the tournament, with the Boks dominating the champions as they scored a very impressive 36-0 victory. England coach Brian Ashton reckons that was the turning point for his team who, he says, have finally found their form.Come the final, the result of the pool game will count for nothing. The Springboks need to defeat England for a second time to become World Cup champions 12 years after they first claimed the William Webb Ellis Trophy.KickoffFrom the kick off, Argentina tried to move the ball through their hands, maybe as a result of seeing Fiji have some success with their running game against the Boks in the quarterfinals. However, South Africa stood firm, although the Pumas were playing mostly in the Springboks’ half of the field.With seven minutes gone, Argentina cleared the ball from a ruck just outside the Springboks’ 22-metre area. They passed it to the left, down the backline, but SA scrumhalf Fourie du Preez anticipated the pass and raced in to intercept the ball.From 70 metres out, he sprinted clear of the despairing defenders, diving over to the left of the uprights to score the first points of the contest.Percy Montgomery struck the conversion perfectly to put South Africa into a 7-0 lead.Two minutes later, Argentina’s flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez tried a drop goal but, forced onto his left boot, he failed to make good contact with the ball and his effort came nowhere near the uprights.After a quarter of an hour, however, the Pumas opened their account after captain John Smit had conceded a penalty for obstructing his opposite number Agustin Pichot. Felipe Contepomi slotted the kick to make the score 7-3.Two minutes later, the gap was back to seven points when Montgomery knocked over a penalty for the Boks.It took another 15 minutes for the score to change and it came about when South Africa made Argentina pay for conceding possession.Counter-attackA massive pass from Francois Steyn moved the ball from the left to the right of the field, with a number of players lined up to attack the Pumas’ defenders.Brian Habana was given some space on the left flank and he cleverly chipped over the defence with his left foot. Flying past the defenders, he caught the ball after it sat up invitingly for him and outpaced the cover defence to score.Montgomery, who kicked beautifully throughout the game, added the extras to increase South Africa’s lead to 17-3.Then, with halftime just around the corner, the Boks forced a turnover in midfield. Francois Steyn made a little ground before passing to Jaque Fourie. His quick pass found Schalk Burger and the flanker neatly passed over the top of the defender to Danie Rossouw, who found himself in space.The big number-eight pinned his ears back and raced for the tryline to dot down SA’s third try of the half.Once again, Montgomery kicked the conversion and South Africa led 24-6 as the whistle sounded for the end of the half.Second halfIt was a healthy lead, but the Pumas were determined to make inroads when the second half got under way. They immediately started dominating possession and territory, forcing the South Africans onto the defensive.With five minutes played, Manuel Contepomi received the ball in some space and cut back inside to dive over the line.It wasn’t clear, however, whether he had grounded the ball or not and the decision was referred to the television match official, Tony Spreadbury.At first, it appeared that Contepomi had scored, but a view from a different angle clearly showed he had lost possession of the ball.Inexplicably, though, Spreadbury decided that a try had been scored. It was, to say the least, a baffling and awful decision.Pumas draw closerFelipe Contepomi nailed the conversion to make the score 24-13 and it seemed that a fight back from the Pumas was on the cards.More Argentinian pressure failed to break the Springboks defences, but the Pumas did manage to win a penalty with 53 minutes played. Contepomi was wide with his kick and the score remained unchanged.Slowly but surely, South Africa fought their way out of their territory. Then, with only nine minutes to go, Pichot was penalised for going offsides at a scrum. His positioning at the set piece had been questionable throughout the match and referee Steve Walsh finally pinged the scrumhalf.Montgomery, solid as always, kicked the three-pointer to increase South Africa’s lead to 27-13.With only five minutes to go, the fullback added another three points to take the Springboks beyond two scores, with their lead up to 17 points at 27-13.Habana strikesThe Pumas needed a try and, from the restart, they immediately attempted to run with the ball. Brian Habana, an true artist at intercepting the ball, read Argentina’s attack perfectly and as the ball was passed in his direction ran onto it and sprinted clear to score under the posts.It was his second try of the match and his eighth of the World Cup, taking the speedster into a tie with the great Jonah Lomu for the most tries scored in a single World Cup.Montgomery’s seventh successful kick of the match took South Africa into an unassailable 37-13 lead.With two minutes to play, Juan Smith was yellow-carded for a high tackle and both teams got into some pushing and shoving.Referee Walsh warned Schalk Burger and Felipe Contepomi to calm down, but the Puma centre didn’t heed the warning as he, stupidly, threw a fist at Bismarck du Plessis only moments later and was sent off.Shortly afterwards the final blew and the Springboks had booked their place in the final of rugby’s biggest tournament.Now, only 80 minutes of focused play remains, and the prize that awaits the Boks, should they beat England again, is a second World Cup title. 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Boosting South Africa’s economy

first_img12 February 2010Goverment measures to help businesses and individuals weather the effects of the recession will remain in place for now, while further steps will be taken to boost South Africa’s economic recovery, says President Jacob Zuma.Delivering his State of the Nation address in Parliament, Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said that while economic indicators suggested the worst was over, and labour statistics showed the economy had now begun to create rather than shed jobs, it was too soon to be certain of the pace of recovery.“Now is the time to lay the groundwork for stronger growth going forward, and for growth that gives rise to more jobs,” he said.Industrial policy action planZuma said that while the government’s infrastructure programme would help the country to grow, education and skills programmes would help boost the country’s productivity and competitiveness.The government’s new industrial policy action plan, approved by Cabinet this week, along with the focus on “green” jobs, would help build “stronger and more labour-absorbing industries”, he said.The county’s rural development programme, meanwhile, would improve productivity and the lives of people living in rural areas.Capital investment, cheaper broadbandZuma said South Africa’s capital investment programme, which will see R846-billion spent on public infrastructure over the next three years, would underpin the government’s strategy for economic growth and recovery.He added that the government was working to reduce communication costs which would help encourage greater economic growth.The government would also work to increase broadband and ensure a high standard of internet service, in line with international norms.“The South African public can look forward to an even further reduction of broadband, cellphone, landline and public phone rates,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Intel Capital invests $5m in SA’s Altech

first_imgAltech said the convertible loan has a term of 3 years and will bear interest at a fixed rate calculated with reference to the 3-year LIBOR USD swap rate plus 3% per annum. Convertable loan Shareholders will be asked to vote on the transaction at a general meeting scheduled for 20 July, while the transaction is expected to be finalised on or before 1 August. Intel capital also has the option to convert the loan into ordinary Altech shares at any time between the first and third anniversaries of the date from which the transaction is effective. Altech CEO Craig Venter told TechCentral this week that the investment was evidence of new market opportunities that are emerging as large-scale broadband communications infrastructure becomes available in South Africa, West Africa and East Africa. 24 June 2011 Intel Capital, the investment division of global semiconductor giant Intel, is to invest a convertible loan of US$5-million in South Africa’s Allied Technologies (Altech), in a deal that will see the two companies working to accelerate the adoption of broadband services in Africa. According to a statement by Altech, the investment will form part of an ongoing strategic business relationship that will explore various areas of collaboration in the telecommunications, multimedia and information technology sectors across Africa and other applicable emerging markets. “The board of Altech is of the opinion that the proposed transaction will benefit shareholders and, accordingly, recommended that shareholders vote in favour of the resolution,” the company said in a statement this week. “As demand for more services grows, we will see more investment in communications infrastructure and the resultant services that follow on top of that infrastructure, be it mobile, broadband or data,” he said. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Opera CEO Claims Unite is Secure, But That’s Not Its Real Problem

first_imgIn a recent interview with Network World, Opera CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, defends the company’s upcoming web browser (Opera 10)’s  “Unite” feature – the new technology that turns your browser into a web server. He said that Unite’s decentralized nature makes it more difficult for hackers to break into computer systems – not easier. That claim is probably meant to fight back against some people’s initial concerns that hosting files on their own PC will leave them open to attack. However, simply addressing security issues is somewhat missing the point about the real trouble with Unite: it’s not solving a problem we actually have. Opera Unite: Just as Secure as Anything Else, We PromiseAccording to the interview, Tetzchner addresses the concerns of those in the security community who fear this technology that aims to put a web server on every PC. He says, “when you’re hacking a single system, if you have everything that belongs to everyone in one location, you only need to break in once. If you have it in different computers it’s a little more complicated. If you get into one Web server and everyone’s data is in there, that’s easier than getting into a million computers.” While Opera and the tech community continue to debatethe technology’s security or lack thereof, the rest of the tech early adopters have simply moved on. Outside of the Opera fanatics (we know who you are!), most of us either skimmed the news briefly or, at the most, may have downloaded the alpha and played with it for a bit. But did the lot of us switch browsers and start sharing files? No.Why is that? Shouldn’t this be just the sort of thing that has techies all a’twitter? What’s going on?Where’s the Geek Love? When Opera revealed the mysterious (and perhaps overly-hyped) Unite, they probably didn’t get the response they expected. After numerous emails and teases about a new technology that was going to “reinvent the web,” for the most part, the community response was “huh?” Oh sure, Opera fanboys and girls got it right away as did web developers and other geekier-than-thou folks, but even within the tech community itself, therewasconfusion…and a bit of “bah humbug” too.We remember reading through various blog comments where users dismissed Unite as nothing more special than a browser with P2P plugins – a statement that’s only true to a point. While the technology enables P2P between browsers, it does so via a proxy server in the middle at operaunite.com. That middle service could easily be a single point of failure for the Unite infrastructure. Opera Unite’s proxy goes down, you go down. Sure, that might not be any different than the cloud services we rely on now: Gmail, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc. However, even if one of those was to crash-and-burn, it wouldn’t take our whole web of services down with it. But Unite wants to replace just about every cloud app you use today with its own apps for file sharing, social note-posting, chat, photo sharing, and media playing…and that’s not to mention how Unite wants to let you host your own web server, too. In other words, Opera wants to (partially) move the cloud back off the the web to your PC. They even go so far as to claim that their single point of failure is an improvement on what we do today: “We place our trust in these third parties, and we hope for the best, but as long as our own computers are not first class citizens on the Web, we are merely tenants, and hosting companies are the landlords of the Internet,” writes product analyst Lawrence Eng.Thanks, but we’ll take our numerous cloud apps over the Unite+PC combo any day.What Problem Does Unite Solve?When we started moving from desktop to web, initially testing the waters with email services, later moving to photo and video sharing services, and finally to social networking sites like Facebook that let us communicate and share media, the solutions being implemented were solving real challenges. Setting up desktop email was hard for non-techies (what’s my email server’s address? what’s SMTP?). There were mailbox storage limits and attachment size limits. Letting grandma and grandpa see our digital photos wasn’t easy. Getting in touch and staying in touch with our wide network of friends was downright impossible. But then these web applications came along and made it possible for everyone to use technology. They were simple, straightforward, and fun. And soon a Web revolution was underway. A real one, that is.What problem does Opera Unite solve that could kick off the next revolution of the web? Are we having trouble with cloud services? Are we concerned that they’re so insecure that moving everything via P2P through Opera is somehow better? Is Unite easier than Facebook? Than flickr? Heck, than email? No. It’s not easier for us techies by any means (especially since its tied to one browser) and it’s not even close to being easy for the “regular folks” of the online world…you know, the ones who don’t even know what a browser isSo security concerns aside, what is Unite doing for us that we can’t get elsewhere? Anyone? 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Books + Online Video = Vooks: Watchable, Readable, & Very Cool

first_imgTags:#web jolie odell Another one of the Vooks we saw was a cookbook – another product type that meshes very well with the hybrid book/video offering.We see vooks being awesome for many verticals. Celebrity-penned tomes interspersed with video interviews or anecdotes, how-to books with video tutorials, biographies, et cetera. But how does the format work for literary fiction, pop attorney dramas, or romance? Time and experimentation will tell.Still, for nonfiction works, we think that ebook formats that can integrate intelligently with online video are where it’s at, and we applaud Vook’s direction. If they can just get the licenses to splice The Princess Bride film footage with the ebook text, we’ll personally invest our two cents. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Vook is a new company that’s come up with a method for blending text and premium video to create an interesting mobile multimedia experience around popular literature.It combines the (relatively) old skool readability of a Kindle with the engagement of a YouTube series, all wrapped in the delicious flavor of a usable, interactive UI for web users and iFanboys alike.Of course, no experiment involving new media and books would be complete without reference to our dear friend Mr. Gary Vaynerchuk, whose new title, Crush It!, was just published in every imaginable format, including this one. And as skeptical as we were about the marriage of books and video, at least for this author and product, the format really seems to work.last_img read more