GWI employee stabbed to death

first_imgWhat was described as a friendship, on Friday morning ended deadly, after a Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee was stabbed during a row on D’Urban and Chappel Streets, Lodge, Georgetown.The now deceased man, Roger Allen of Lot C D’Urban Street, Georgetown, was reportedly stabbed at least twice to his arm at about 17:00h on Thursday after he went to a minimart in the area to settle an argument between himself and his friend who was employed at the minimart.According to the Police, the suspect, who resides at 214 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, was on duty when Allen went to make a purchase, during which the twoDead: Roger Allenhad an argument.Allen subsequently left the minimart and returned with a knife and a piece of wood around the time the suspect was to leave his workplace and attacked him, causing both men to be injured in the process.The duo were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Allen underwent emergency surgery for two stab wounds but succumbed at about 04:00h on Friday morning.The suspect who was treated and discharged is in custody assisting with investigations.The mother of the now dead man, 61-year-old Donna Whyte, of Lot 60 Freeman Street, Georgetown, told <<<>>> that she was informed that her son was involved in a scuffle with the young man and was taken to hospital.According to her, Allen who works with the disconnection crew at GWI, had earlier disconnected his friend’s water, which angered him.“I was told that himself and someone, well he works at water works and he disconnected someone’s water. Probably the guy had that in his mind and then some cigarette problem and that is what triggered the incident,” she said.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

BRENDAN FRASER SAYS ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT MAY HAVE DERAILED HIS CAREER

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement “On Fraser’s way out of the hotel, he was hailed by Philip Berk, a former president of the HFPA. In the midst of a crowded room, Berk reached out to shake Fraser’s hand,” the article reads. “Much of what happened next Berk recounted in his memoir and was also reported by Sharon Waxman in the New York Times: He pinched Fraser’s ass — in jest, according to Berk. At some point in the middle of the last decade, actor Brendan Fraser disappeared from the big screen. A once-leading man in hit movies like School Ties, Encino Manand The Mummy, it seemed as though Fraser dropped off the face of the Earth.In a new, revealing GQ interview, Fraser explains what led him away from Hollywood, and it’s a collection of unfortunate circumstances: his marriage was on the rocks, he was exhausted and he had some medical issues, but the biggest shocker is his claim that he was sexually assaulted.The alleged culprit? Former Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Philip Berk. Twitterlast_img read more

Ni Hao Delhi

first_imgThe India China Economic and Cultural council, Delhi in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in India, is organising a cultural evening titled India-China Cultural Extravaganza 2013. The primary aim of the event is to strengthen the bilateral cultural cooperation between the two countries. The ICEC had hosted the Chinese Spring Festival earlier this year. ICEC works closely with the Chinese Embassy in India to organize cultural festivals. This is apart from hosting business delegates and providing consultancy services to Indian and Chinese companies on matters of business. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On the cultural front, this is ICEC’s yet another effort to organise an evening to celebrate the 64th Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China. The ICEC Council takes this opportunity to celebrate with the people of China. The Performances include Diablo Acrobatics, Changing Faces (Bian Lian), Indian Magician will Showcase Chinese Culture through his magic tricks, Rajasthani Folk Dance (Kalbelia and Bhavai), Indian and Western Fusion Music by ‘Rising India’ band and Foot JugglingThe entry to the cultural extravaganza is free. Since the number of seats is limited, the reservation would be on first come, first serve basis.last_img read more

The joy of weaving

first_imgA five- day exhibition was organised by Raj Group, a manufacturer and exporter of weaved materials, celebrating their 75th anniversary. The exhibition that started on 4 July at Stainless Gallery and displayed 18 pieces comprising of art installations, carpets, photographs and wall art. The show also featured photographs by Ajit Bhadoriya and Brahm Maira which narrated the journey of the group since the time the photographers got associated with it. The exhibition also gave a glimpse of its traditions and legacy. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We are extremely delighted to announce our 75 glorious years of weaving traditions this year. The works displayed are specially made for the exhibition. Designed and handcrafted within our factory premises at Panipat (Haryana), materials like wool, jute, fabric and Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) have been used to make the art works’, says Ajay Nath, Managing Partner, Raj Group. Established in 1939, the group is well known for manufacturing carpets like Panja weaving and displaying an array of carpets and rugs amongst other such products.last_img read more

Common food additives promote anxiety

first_imgAdditives commonly used in processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life may promote anxiety-related behaviours and make one less social, a study in mice has found. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, also showed sex differences in the mice’s behavioral patterns, suggesting that emulsifiers affect the brain via distinct mechanisms in males and females. Though the researchers from Georgia State University in the US could not pinpoint the exact mechanism by which emulsifiers contribute to behavioral changes, they said inflammation triggers local immune cells to produce signalling molecules that can affect tissues in other places, including the brain. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The gut also contains branches of the vagus nerve, which forms a direct information pathway to the brain,” said Geert de Vries, a professor at Georgia State, who led the study. Previous research by the same team has shown that emulsifiers can cause low-grade intestinal inflammation by altering the composition of gut microbiota, a diverse population of trillions of microorganisms that are vital to health. Their research has linked emulsifier consumption to obesity, metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases such as colitis, conditions whose incidence has significantly increased since the mid-20th century. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the same period there has also been an increased incidence of behavioral disorders such as autism, leading scientists to theorise that brain function may be affected by environmental exposure to modern chemical substances as well. The researchers added one of two commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, to the drinking water of male and female mice. After 12 weeks, they observed that treatment with emulsifiers altered the gut microbiota of males and females in different ways. They then conducted tests to assess the effects of the emulsifiers on behaviour. The researchers found that emulsifiers altered anxiety-like behaviour in male mice and reduced social behaviour in female mice. “We are currently investigating the mechanisms by which dietary emulsifiers are impacting the intestinal microbiota as well as the human relevance of those findings,” said Benoit Chassaing, an assistant professor at Georgia State. As to what’s driving the differences between male and female behaviour, de Vries said there may be several factors. For example, there are known sex differences in the immune system, which help govern the composition of bacteria in the gut, and in the way the digestive system processes food. As a result, “adding emulsifiers to the diet will have different consequences for the microbiota of males and females,” de Vries said. “Our data suggest that these sex-specific changes to the microbiota could contribute to the sex differences in behaviour,” he said. The study adds to evidence that food additives should be evaluated for their effect on the microbiome, which is tied up in many aspects of human health.last_img read more