Relatives shocked at death of miner found in Puruni

first_imgThe bereaved family of a gold miner, whose body was recently discovered with multiple chop wounds at Puruni Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), are shocked at the incident and are calling for a thorough investigation to be launched by Police.Dead: Kelvin Royo, called “Bayley”The body of 52-year-old Kelvin Royo, called “Bayley” of Ann’s Grove Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was found on October 1. The man’s body bore wounds to his head, back and throat. Guyana Times was told that he was killed sometime between September 30 and October 1.Speaking with this newspaper on Tuesday, the dead man’s wife, Shonette Andrews, said the family is still trying to come to grips with the shocking revelations surrounding her husband’s gruesome death.According to Andrews, it was the first time that her husband spent more than eight months away from his family.The visibly distressed woman said she is not sure of what transpired but was only told of his death after her son received a text message from a friend informing him of his father’s death.“I was sleeping when my son wake me up and told me how someone send a text and tell him how his father got chopped up after that I saw the picture of him laying with chops all over his body. I don’t know what happened, I can’t say,” the grieving woman said.Grieving Shonette Andrews still trying to come to grips with the death of her husbandAndrews noted that her eldest son, who was also in the interior with his father, had only returned home two days prior to the incident.“When my son came out, I asked him for his father and he told me that he will be coming out in two days’ time since he wanted to make some more money before he comes out. However, after the two days pass, my children started asking for him and we tried calling but we didn’t get him.”She said that her husband’s body was supposed to be flown out of the interior on Tuesday for the post-mortem examination but added that there were some delays. The body is expected to arrive in the city today for the PM at Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary.Additionally, she noted that her husband’s uncle has since gone into the area to gather more information. Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

“Cobra” slapped with 15-year sentence for murder

first_imgMurder convict: Tyrone “Cobra” RoweTyrone Rowe, popularly known as “Cobra,” was on Tuesday slapped with a 15-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to a lesser count of manslaughter for the unlawful killing of Troy “Natti” Collymore.Rowe, of Albouystown, was charged for the 2010 murder but pled guilty to a manslaughter charge when he appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court during the commencement of the April Demerara Assizes.He also pled guilty to an armed robbery charge to which he was given a nine-year sentence. The sentences will run concurrently which means that he will spend 15 years in prison.In addition, the time Rowe spent on remand will be deducted from the sentence. In August 2010, Collymore, of Plaisance Squatting Area and Chandrika Datt called “Shiv,” of Industry, were chatting in front of a drug store at Plaisance, ECD.Datt, however, left to close the store after dealing with a customer. At this point, three armed men including Anthony Taylor, called “Bow Wow,” and Tyrone “Cobra” Rowe confronted Collymore and an overseas-based Guyanese, Noel Phillips.One of the men reportedly entered the store and held up Datt while Taylor and another accomplice accosted Collymore and Phillips.The armed man took a quantity of jewellery valued at $320,000 along with eight laptop computers from Datt, while his accomplices took jewellery valued at $600,000 and an undisclosed sum of cash from Phillips.During the robbery, several rounds were discharged which resulted in Taylor being shot and killed. Phillips was shot to his right arm and chest and Collymore was shot to his head. In addition, a passer-by was shot to his left side jaw.The alleged ringleader, “Cobra,” and his accomplice escaped. Collymore was declared “brain dead” by doctors and succumbed two days later.Rowe was subsequently apprehended and charged. In 2013, he was found guilty by a jury for the murder of Collymore and was sentenced to 78 years’ imprisonment by Justice Singh.Rowe, through his attorney, appealed the ruling which was accepted and in July 2018, his conviction and sentencing were overturned.As such, he was entitled to a new trial.last_img read more

Strong outing for Worley in victory

first_imgWorley, who struggled early last season as a starter and then rebounded in the second half from the bullpen, has been stout and a bit unfortunate all season. He allowed just four hits and a run in six innings against USC but exited tied 1-1. He retired ten straight against Rice and left the game with a lead but the Owls tied the game off the bullpen. “My plan was to just get the ball in the outfield and score a run,” Espinosa said. “I was looking for a pitch up and just drove it. In the eighth, I got a fastball away and stayed on top of it. I feel I’m driving the ball better this year, and to all fields.” Dirtbags coach Mike Weathers especially liked the opposite field double for the insurance run. “He’s more mature and stronger and has become a leader,” he said, noting that he expects Espinosa to get even better when he becomes more selective. Cal (5-6) took a 1-0 lead in the second. David Cooper, who transferred to Cal from Fullerton in the offseason, singled to left and took third on a perfectly executed hit-and-run single through the second-base hole. Cooper then scored on Blake Smith’s force out. It took just four batters in the sixth to give the Dirtbags the lead. Allen Woods reached on a bad-hop single over short. Shane Peterson bunted, and Cal pitcher Tyson Ross threw late to second trying to get the lead runner. Kyle Morgan then singled to right to load the bases. LONG BEACH – Last season they were promising freshman. This season, shortstop Danny Espinosa and right-handed pitcher Vance Worley are veterans expected to be team leaders. They showed they are Friday night. Espinosa drove in all four runs and Worley allowed five hits and a run in seven innings as the Dirtbags beat Cal, 4-1, before a frigid 1,164 at Blair Field. Espinosa then drilled a Ross pitch high and deep to right for a bases-clearing double. Espinosa’s double to left-center in the eighth scored Chris Nelson, who had singled and stolen second. Andrew Liebel and Bryan Shaw picked up the last two innings for Worley, each working a 1-2-3 inning. “I’m just trying to build on each outing and each pitch,” Worley said of his start. “I’m feeling more comfortable with each start.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Espinosa gave Long Beach State (7-4) the lead with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and then added an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth. Three of Cal’s five hits off Worley were infield singles, and he struck out six and stranded a runner at third in the sixth and two runners on in the seventh. Espinosa has shared the hitting spotlight for the Dirtbags this season. He came in hitting .300 with a dozen hits and team-high seven RBI while also leading all of the regulars in slugging, this coming off a freshman season where he hit .281 with 31 runs scored and 23 RBI. last_img read more

A finish this columnist won’t forget

first_imglations!” That’s immediate-ly followed by the question that determines your image as a runner: “What was your time?” I said I wanted to finish the race in under 5 hours, but I wasn’t going to be too upset if that didn’t happen. Yet, as I went through miles 20-26, I kept checking my watch. I was closing in on six hours by my incoherent calculations, and I was adamant that I couldn’t go over six hours. I don’t have my official time yet, but according to my watch, I clocked in somewhere around 5 hours, 45 minutes. That sure looks good in print. Mentally, it feels good. Physically, not so much. Everything aches. From my three bruised toenails (one of which is about to fall off) to my brain. Trying to convince yourself to keep running when your thighs are screaming at you with 11 miles to go, is awfully taxing. I was cheerful and energetic from the start. I sang to “I Love L.A.” as we crossed the starting line and made conversation with other runners, and all was well for 12 miles or so. I said thanks to volunteers at every water stop (toward the end, I couldn’t muster the energy to do so – so a belated thank you to you all), was cooing at dogs along the course and chatting with my friend, Bonnie. We ran together until mile 15. That’s when my game plan unraveled. I hit the wall. I just finished running my first marathon. Actually, I think I shuffled across the LosAngeles Marathon finish line on Sunday. That would probably be more accurate. I hadn’t figured I’d be one of those runners whose shuffle was equal to the pace of some walkers. But it was a way to keep moving, and if I knew if I kept moving, I’d be all right. My goal was to finish the race, not win the prize car. When you finish, people say, “congratu- center_img I was warned beforehand that fans who line the course – who, by the way, are the greatest – would say, “You’re almost there!” even when you’re not. A sign with that phrase showed up at mile 15. She clearly had never run a marathon. Not sure if it was a coincidence, but that’s when I hit the proverbial wall. If you’ve never heard of the wall, that’s the place where you feel you just can’t take another step. Mentally, you’ve given up. Physically, all you can think about is stopping so you can end the torture. In the 400-meter dash, it’s at 300 meters. In the marathon, I was told the wall was at mile 22. That’s why family and friends crowd the area, to offer encouragement. That’s supposed to help you dig deep to find that second wind. I started walking at mile 17. It killed me. I felt like such a loser. I was thinking about how I’d have to write this piece describing a nine-mile walk-of-shame through downtown to finish the “race.” A half-mile later, I couldn’t stand myself anymore. Another runner must’ve seen the look on my face, and he smiled and nodded. That was enough to get me going again. That’s when the shuffling started. I was scuffing the ground with my shoes like a lazy teenager who’s traveling down a high school hallway in no hurry to get to class. I was in a hurry to get to the finish line for sure, it just seemed that each mile marker came every 10 miles. Then came the text message. You bring your cellphone, by the way, so your fan club can check in with you to see where you’re at and plan to meet you at certain points. At mile 20 or so, I got a text which read: “Are you done?” Clearly, my friend had finished, and I had another sixmiles in store. I replied, “NO!” I decided to punish myself for not making it through the entire race running by running up the hill near mile 22. I’d love to say where it was – heck, I would’ve loved to check out the new course – but I think I was too delirious to know. My boyfriend, Arthur, met me at several stops along the way. He brought encouragement, ice, water, sunscreen and Pringles (hey, you need salt!). It gave me something to look forward to when the pure joy of running a marathon had dissipated. I expect that to return in a few days when I can walk again. I did a combination of walking, shuffling and running the last six miles. And after I saw the 26mile-mark, something clicked and I had a second wind. Being a former high school cross country and track athlete (which was many years and pounds ago), I knew I’d clearly done something wrong if I had a kick at the end of 26.2 miles. I’ll fix that for my next marathon. Ha! Tell me why people ever do more than one of these things! After I finished, posed for a picture and blindly hobbled around, I laid down in the middle of Flower and 3rd Street (this intersection obviously was closed for the marathon), looked up at the blue sky and, between grunts of pain, realized that I had just become a member of the 26.2-mile club. Who cares how I got there? jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mertens overtakes Maradona’s Napoli goal record

first_imgMertens is now the third best Serie A scorer in the club’s history, behind Antonio Vojak, who hit a record 102 league goals between 1929 and 1935 and Slovakian Marek Hamsik, who achieved 100 before leaving to play in China this season.“I’m very happy to have overtaken Maradona and to be a part of Napoli’s history,” said Mertens, 31, who arrived in southern Italy in 2013 from PSV Eindhoven.“We must be proud of the our second place.”“The future? If I want to score goals in Italy I have to stay. I have always said that I feel good here, I have a contract for next year and I am very happy to stay here.”Hamsik has scored the most goals in all competitions for Napoli with 121, followed by Maradona on 115 with Mertens now joint third on 107 with Attila Sallustro.Mertens said he was enjoying playing under Carlo Ancelotti who took over from Maurizio Sarri this season.“With Ancelotti my role has changed. The place behind the striker is mine. I have more freedom and it shows.”Mertens has scored 14 goals this season including the last three games.Both of Napoli’s Serie A titles were won under Maradona in 1987 and 1990.The club are 16 points behind champions Juventus but 10 ahead of third-placed Inter Milan with three games to play.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgian forward Dries Mertens has scored 82 league goals for Napoli. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIMILAN, Italy, May 6 – Dries Mertens on Sunday overtook club legend Diego Maradona in Napoli’s all-time Serie A scorers list after bagging his 82st goal in a 2-1 win over Cagliari which sealed second place in this season.The Belgian striker headed in the equaliser after 85 minutes in Naples to surpass former Argentinian ace Maradona, who hit 81 league goals between 1984 and 1991.last_img read more

Wenger regrets handling of Arsenal ace after injury setback

first_img Aaron Ramsey 1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits Aaron Ramsey’s injury setback could – and should – have been avoided.The Gunners midfielder faces misses up to five games after suffering a hamstring problem during the 2-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.Wenger believes Ramsey has been ‘overloaded’ with games in recent weeks and was not happy with Wales boss Chris Coleman’s decision to play the 24-year-old for 90 minutes against Andorra in Cardiff on October 13.But he also accepts that he too could have prevented the injury by resting Ramsey against Watford four days after he featured for his national team.“Aaron Ramsey, after international break, he has a chance to be back, so it is a three to four weeks job,” said Wenger, whose side host Everton on Saturday.“Maybe he was overloaded a little bit with games. Ideally I think not him nor [Gareth] Bale should have played against Andorra, because they were qualified, but unfortunately I could not decide that.“I was in a position after that where I thought I could rest him against Watford. In the end I didn’t do it and of course after, against Bayern, I had not much choice and we got punished.“Ideally he should have had a breather, or at Watford. Realistically, the real breather he could have had was against Andorra.”Asked if he now regretted playing Ramsey at Watford, where he scored in the final goal of a 3-0 win, Wenger said: “Yes, because he got injured.”Wenger accepts clubs are somewhat powerless to prevent international managers from deploying their players in whatever manner they deem fit.“It is a point of friction between clubs and national teams,” said the Gunners boss, who in the past has seen the likes of midfielder Jack Wilshere sidelined with problems sustained while away with England.“I understand, when it’s official games, you do not want to interfere in that because the country is important and they have to win the games.“Once they play friendlies, or games where there is nothing at stake, you think they should accommodate the clubs as well.“It is difficult because it is sometimes common sense and you cannot predict every single situation with a rule. It is more down to a good co-operation between clubs and countries that is important.”last_img read more

Young generation made me QUIT! – Micky Gray’s Raheem Sterling rant on talkSPORT

first_imgMicky Gray told talkSPORT that the young generation of footballers caused him to quit the game, as they believed they had made it as a star after just one match.His comments come after Raheem Sterling flaunted his wealth on social media, showing off a flash house just days after England were humiliated at Euro 2016, losing to Iceland to fall out of the competition at the Round of 16 stage.Manchester City youngster Sterling has come under scrutiny since bursting onto the scene with Liverpool, being caught allegedly smoking a shisha pipe and inhaling nitrous oxide.Taken alongside some abject performances, many believe the 21-year-old cares more about his personal life than game of football, and Gray has revealed that he quit after coming into contact with similar players.Speaking to Colin Murray, the former England international said: “I got to Sheffield Wednesday, my last club, and I saw the biggest change I’d ever seen. From being a youngster, coming through as a professional at some great clubs, I went to Sheffield Wednesday and I’d never seen anything like it in my life. It made me quit.“What I saw was youngsters coming through into the first-team, and [doing] exactly the same thing [as Sterling]. Sat in the changing room with headphones on, dancing around to his own music, in his own head, and then playing a football match.“That was it; in one game and you’ve made it.”Whilst it could just be considered a phase which modern football is going through, and that will soon end, Gray actually believes this state is only going to get worse.“It’s not the manager’s fault,” Gray added. “I just think we’re mentally weak, and the weakness comes from generation after generation – and it’s going to get worse.“If anyone thinks we’re going to get better, we’re not going to get better.”last_img read more

PLANES AND DRONES BANNED FROM TAKING TO AIR DURING STAR WARS FILMING

first_imgThe scene at Malin Head where an alleged Millennium Falcon shop has been built! Pic by Northwest Newspix.A ring of steel has been thrown around the secret filming of Star Wars in Inishowen – including wi-fi blockers to ensure that sky-high drones do not capture scenes from the blockbuster.Thousands of tourists have been clogging up the roads to Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head where the scenes are being filmed.But film-makers are taking no chances that the scenes will be leaked onto the internet. As well as dozens of security guards from a Dublin-based security firm, film bosses have brought in a wi-fi blocker to ensure drones cannot be used in the hills around Co Donegal.The Irish Aviation Authority has also banned any flights or drones from using the airspace around Malin Head from yesterday until next Monday, May 16th.Filming on the project will start today (FRI) and last until at least Sunday.Donegal County Council have issued a notice of roads closure around Malin Head which will last until Monday next. Nobody will be allowed to drive through these roads apart from the film’s crew.It is still not known which of the blockbuster’s stars will arrive in Co Donegal for the filming.Leaked pictures from the set appear to show a Millennium Falcon spaceship but others claim this is merely a platform for stunts.A massive zip-wire and water tunnel has ben erected on the landscape.Donegal is set to see a tourism benefit from the film-making not just this weekend – but for years to come Jim Mullin of Malin Head Community Association said the arrival of the Star Wars crew has brought a new dimension to the normally remote area.“In the last few weeks, it’s incredible, the amount of traffic on the road coming here, up to the most northerly point in Ireland, just to see where it’s being made.“We can only imagine what it will be like once they start filming here.”Ends PLANES AND DRONES BANNED FROM TAKING TO AIR DURING STAR WARS FILMING was last modified: May 13th, 2016 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:donegaldronesfilmingIAAMalin HeadStar Warslast_img read more

Manchester City’s predicted line-up to face Chelsea

first_imgPremier League champions Manchester City face FA Cup winners Chelsea for a chance to claim the first piece of silverware of the new season in the Community Shield on Sunday.The Citizens will be feeling confident as they were streets ahead of everyone else in the league in the 2017/18 campaign, while new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has yet to win a trophy as a manager. shining 2 silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won City finished 19 points ahead of second placed Manchester United in the Premier League last season Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED The only absentees are Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling as they have yet to return to training with the group.The two managers seem to have a good relationship with Guardiola claiming Sarri will be “perfect for English football“, however, they will set aside their friendship for the 90 minutes.So how might City’s team look for the game? Below you can see talkSPORT.com’s predicted Manchester City XI: targets center_img REVEALED possible standings smart causal Pep Guardiola has not expanded his squad a great deal in the summer. The only major signing has been Riyad Mahrez who moved from Leicester for £60million.But as the old saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it and we should see a similar City team that lit up the Premier League last season.Mahrez is expected to make his competitive debut for his new club despite sustaining a nasty ankle injury during City’s pre-season match against Bayern Munich last weekend. Latest Manchester City News Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won You can listen to Chelsea v Manchester City live on talkSPORT from 15:00 on Sunday.last_img read more

SUMMER OUTDOOR PURSUITS FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

first_imgTHE Donegal Sports Partnership is organising two summer outdoor pursuit sessions for children with physical disabilities, their friends, siblings and parents.Said Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO): “If anyone is interested in participating they need to complete the attached form and return with the appropriate payment to Donegal Sports Partnership preferably by 30th of June. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 074 9116078.To see more and to download forms click here: Gartan Flyer and Booking Form Email: sidoactivedonegal@gmail.comWeb: www.disability.activedonegal.comSUMMER OUTDOOR PURSUITS FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:gartan outdoor activities for disabled childrenlast_img read more