Taxi driver charged for sexually assaulting 11-year-old

first_imgA Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown resident was on Tuesday granted bail by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on a sexual assault charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Forty-year-old Rishi Seepersaud, a taxi driver, denied the charge which stated that on September 8, 2018, at McDoom, Greater Georgetown, he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16. The Police report stated that the child was 11 years old at the time.Seepersaud’s Attorney, Darren Wade made a successful application for bail on behalf of his client.Reports are that on the day in question, the minor was a backseat passenger in the defendant’s car when he stretched out his hand and touched her inappropriately.The victim, after being dropped off at her home, related what had occurred to her parents who then reported the matter to the Police.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus granted the defendant his pre-trial liberty in the sum of $100,000 and scheduled the matter for January 28, 2019.last_img read more

Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

first_imgThe Juventus player said that losing 4-2 to France in the World Cup final to take the runner-up spot had given him “new energy but also made this incredible decision easier”.Mandzukic scored 33 goals for Croatia in 89 games and ranked second only to the country’s Davor Suker.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic, pictured July 2018, says that he “gave [his] best” for Croatia and “contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football” in his retirement letter © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVPARIS, France, Aug 15 – Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country’s national soccer federation said Tuesday.“I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football,” Mandzukic said in a letter circulated by the federation.last_img read more

The academy and six major issues Conte MUST address at Chelsea

first_img 4. Increase the quality up front – After a poor start, Diego Costa has improved considerably under Guus Hiddink, scoring nine goals and registering six assists since the turn of the year, yet he still looks short of his best. The biggest concern, though, has not only been the form of the Brazil-born striker, but the lack of alternative options at the club. While Costa wasn’t firing, Willian chipped in but his goals have dried up. If it’s what Costa wants, Conte may consider selling Chelsea’s no.19. Either way, he has to bring in competition. And not ineffective loan signings like Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato. Antonio Conte is poised to take over at Chelsea this summer and we’ve taken a look at the problems he must address – click the arrow above to take a look at the issues awaiting the Italian 3. Determine Chelsea’s no.10 – who is their playmaker? – Along with central midfield, this role has been ever-changing in Chelsea’s season. The Blues have an array of attacking midfielders in their ranks, yet no single player can be labelled as their playmaker. Conte must determine who Chelsea’s no.10 is and begin to build a team around his attack. Is it Oscar? Willian? Cesc Fabregas? Is a new signing needed? Chelsea are missing a creative spark. 7 1. The academy – Conte must show belief in their youth setup – It’s something that all of Chelsea’s recent managers – bar perhaps those in an interim role – have been told to address. But it’s now more of a pressing issue than ever, with patience from supporters thinning over the situation concerning their talented youth. Ruben Loftus-Cheek penned a new five-year contract at the end of February, yet he still firmly remains on the periphery of first team action. Either Chelsea’s coaching staff believe in Loftus-Cheek – and their academy, for that matter – or they don’t. Conte has to make it clear where the club stand on their academy. 2. Tactical changes – Conte is renowned for his use of 3-5-2, and while three at the back is not suited to the Premier League, it suggests the Italian is unafraid of making bold tactical changes. Chelsea have been poor this season and that has largely been down to their underperforming midfield. Despite this being plainly obvious, however, neither Jose Mourinho nor current interim coach Guus Hiddink chose to tinker with their 4-2-3-1 shape. Conte should express courage in quickly implementing his style on the team, not being influence by what has been before. 5. Put an end to speculation over Eden Hazard – It’s getting boring now. Chelsea supporters have begun to turn on the Belgium international and in part it’s because they simply don’t know where he stands with the club. Does he want out? Is he eyeing Paris Saint-Germain? Have his injuries been authentic? These are the questions swirling around the newspapers and consequently the Stamford Bridge faithful. Conte has to put an end to it; either Hazard’s in or he’s out. 7 7 7 7 7 7 Antonio Conte looks to be heading to Stamford Bridge.It has been confirmed the 46-year-old will leave his role as head coach of the Italy national football team in the summer, paving the way for him to be named as the next permanent Chelsea manager.While his contract will no doubt be lucrative, the job in the English capital isn’t quite as glamorous as it once was.After such a poor season, in which Chelsea have buckled in every competition, there are a number of major issues that need addressing.EXPERT EYE: WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CONTESo we’ve taken a look at seven things the former Juventus boss will have to tackle upon his arrival in south west London… 6. John Terry’s future and his replacement – While Conte remains manager of Italy, reports have suggested he could get to work with Chelsea before he jets off to France for the 2016 European Championship finals. He could, therefore, have a say on whether Terry stays or goes, with the former England international’s contract up in June. Even if the Blues captain is handed an extension, signing a long-term replacement will still be a priority for Conte. last_img read more


first_imgBY PATSY MCGONALGE: Saturday was yet another challenging day for the older of the Kelly boys from St Johnston – John a 16 yr old student at Royal and Prior inRaphoe.The challenge was to gauge his winter training, win a national title and pardon the pun have a shot at the age group record set back in 1995 which stood at 15.60m to Connemara athlete and current national senior champion Sean Breathnach.Round one and he hits 15.59 in the confined Nenagh throw area but finally gets out to a new record at 15.87! Job done in style move on to outdoors and again various challenges including a 16m plus effort. Coached by his Dad at Finn Valley AC he has shown clear dedication to his sport so its upwards and onwards from here.Valley Relay team under 14 and under 15 boys came agonishingly close but had to deal with an exasperating 4th place finish in both cases.Josh Byrne and Denver Kelly both claimed 5th spot in their respective events and Blaithnaid Pattton had a bad day at the office in high.Next weekend Easter Saturday it’s the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge. Primary school races for under 11 and over 11 start 2.30pm distance 1k while the Coastal Challenge itself kicks off 2pm.Registrtation in Ballyliffin Hotel from 10.30. Pre entry is recommended but not essential.Looking forward ahead its the rundonegal 5k in Glenveagh 11 am April 15th. ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORD was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 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:ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORDlast_img read more


first_imgWell done to Donegal from the shores of Lake Ontario, Webster NY from the Doherty’s. Thanks Esther DohertyTHANKS to everyone who sent in pictures yesterday from around the world.The great Donegal diaspora – many abroad through choice but many others because they have to be – got behind Jim McGuinness and the team before Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.And it’s only right that they now get the chance to say ‘Maith Sibh’. Thanks You.Aidan Mc Ginley, Annagry celebrating Donegal’s victory in New Delhi, India with a bit of help from a few localsGabriel Duffy spotted this Mayo fan after the game. Said Gabriel: “He was very gracious in defeat and said we deserved it. Fair play.”Congrats to Jim and the team from the Shevlins and Charlie Bans in the Beach Hotel DowningsCongratulations to Donegal from Down Under”Thanks Jim, Rory and the team. You made our year here in Sydney. Proud to be from Donegal”Up Donegal From Down Under – Congrats to Michael Murphy on Man of the MatchTHE AUSSIE LINE-UP FOR JIM – BRING SAM DOWN TO SEE US!Making sure the next generation are fed on Donegal: Thanks to Deirdre Poole for all the Sydney pix. Donegal Daily loves you Deirdre! In the mountains of North Carolina, our dog Guinness after the game, totally wrecked….just like us….!!!! Michael and Mary McCallion, and ‘Guinness’…. Donegal Stig in Western Australia John Gallagher from Glenties stands on top of his work mate, Ryan Mc Faddan’s car in Perth. Dún Na NGall Abu!!  Sharon Bradley managed to get this snap of the Qatar Donegal Supporters Club at Croker!  PICTURE SPECIAL: YOUR MESSAGE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO THE DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: September 24th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Big start fades in parts of country

first_img Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The holiday shopping season began with a tremendous bang on its first day, retailers reported Monday, and then proceeded at a more moderate pace for the rest of the weekend. Huge discounts lured shoppers from their beds early in the morning Friday, leading the National Retail Federation to trumpet an early victory and project that shoppers spent $27.8 billion over the weekend, nearly 22 percent more than they did last year. The trade group reported that 69 percent of shoppers started spending Friday, tailing off to 57.7 percent Saturday and 21 percent Sunday. Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney similarly reported a strong start, but not all projections were so rosy. ShopperTrak RCT Corp., a Chicago-based industry watcher, reported that sales dipped 0.5 percent, to $13.41 billion. “It was a good start, but it faded a bit in the finish,” C. Britt Beemer, chairman of the survey company America’s Research Group, said Monday. “It got people excited to shop, though.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Locally, malls reported a robust, if not overwhelming, kickoff to the crucial shopping season. Though usually not as active as the final weekend before Christmas, the three days after Thanksgiving set an important tone for the season. To ensure that consumers ventured into the malls in a good mood, stores dangled discounts and remained open long hours. One-third of the Camarillo Premium Outlets stores started selling at midnight Thursday and reportedly drew more than a thousand die-hard bargain hunters. “So far, so good,” said Michele Rothstein, senior vice president with the outlets mall’s owner, Chelsea Property Group. “We can only judge on traffic, so while Friday was clearly the strongest, we had strong increases all three days.” Malls generally reported strong results for Friday, though the subsequent days varied somewhat. The Oaks in Thousand Oaks had a somewhat elevated Saturday, then a normal Sunday, as did the Northridge Fashion Center. At the Burbank Town Center, buyers hit hard Friday, rested the next day, then turned the place into “a madhouse,” according to Marketing Director Brian Gartland. “We were obviously a little nervous going into the season, but if this continues, we’re going to do pretty well,” he said. “I don’t expect gangbusters, but I think it’ll be good.” last_img read more


first_imgGAA: Donegal are leading Armagh by THREE points in their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Armagh in Clones.Davy McLaughlin’s side have been superb and will probably be slightly disappointed not to further ahead considering their dominance in possession. Donegal have been guilty of hitting some bad wide’s in the opening period but overall they’ve been brilliant.McLaughlin’s side are playing fast free flowing football and Armagh are struggling to cope with it.Yvonne McMonagle has been a livewire inside and she scored a superb goal midway through the half.She got on the end of a long ball inside turned her marker and expertly dispatched her effort past the helpless Armagh goalkeeper. Geraldine McLaughlin has pointed some excellent frees and is a constant threat every time she gets possession.Armagh to their credit have hung in there and they’ll be happy enough to only be two points down at half-time.There inside-forward line has been very good and they’ve been a constant threat to the Donegal backline.If Armagh can get the ball inside quicker then Donegal will have their hands full, but so far it has been a really, really accomplished display from Donegal.If they can just improve their shooting in the second-half then hopefully they can book a FIRST EVER All-Ireland Senior semi-final spot.ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: BRILLIANT DONEGAL LEAD ARMAGH AT HALF-TIME IN CLONES was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Warriors mailbag: Did the Warriors reach for Jordan Poole?

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors admittedly have no idea how long it will take their three draft picks to develop. That is not because they expressed any skepticism with Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagić and Eric Paschall. They are simply young.Still, Warriors fans have plenty of questions on why these are the guys the Warriors selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Therefore, it seems like perfect timing for a Warriors mailbag! Before I get to those, though, here are a few items that will answer at least …last_img

UN is failing the poor: Mbeki

first_img23 September 2004President Thabo Mbeki stated a strong case for the world’s poor at the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, saying that world leaders had failed in their Millennium Declaration goals of helping to rid the world of war, poverty and underdevelopment.Mbeki said there would be those who said that “a good beginning has been made, and therefore that it is too early to say we have failed.“But I am certain that if we say to those affected by violence and war that we have made a good beginning towards the establishment of a just and lasting peace all over the world, they will not believe us”, Mbeki said.“I am equally certain that if we say to those who, every day, go to bed hungry, that we have made a good beginning towards freeing the entire human race from want, they will also not believe us.”Mbeki said that for the billions of the planet’s poor and powerless people, the description of the UN in the Millennium Declaration of 2000 as “the most universal and most representative organisation in the world” was a mockery, adding that “the vision of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level we enunciated in this imposing forum four years ago resonates among the ordinary people who are victims of hunger and war as a beautiful dream that will inevitably be deferred”.Mbeki underscored the gulf between “the grandeur of our words, and the vision they paint of a world of peace, free of war, a world characterised by shared prosperity, free of poverty” – and the paltry results achieved in the last four years.Mbeki attributed this failure to “the fact that we have, as yet, not seriously confronted the difficult issues that relate to the uses, and perhaps the abuses, of power.”Later this year, Mbeki said, the UN would table a report by its High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, which was constituted by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Mbeki predicted that, “depending on where we stand relative to the power equation, we will hold radically different views about what constitutes humanity’s most serious threats and challenges, and therefore what must be changed to respond to that perceived reality”.Powerful nations, he said, would make the determination that because, almost by definition, terrorists targeted them because they were powerful, they had no choice but to identify terrorism as the central threat facing humanity.Being the most powerful nations, Mbeki said, their decision would “necessarily constitute the global decision” of what constituted the central, most urgent challenge to humanity, “necessitating changes in the global system of governance effectively to respond to this reality”.“What they will decide will translate into a set of obligatory injunctions, issued by this organisation, which all member nations will have to accept and implement.”On the other hand, the disempowered, who are also the poor of the world, would identify poverty and underdevelopment at the principal threat to human civilisation.“But because they are powerless, these billions, the overwhelming majority of the same humanity that needs to eat, to drink water, to be protected from the elements, to dream, to love, to laugh, to play, to live, will have no possibility to persuade this organisation … to translate what they have concluded into obligatory injunctions … which all member nations will have to accept and implement.”In the Millennium Declaration, Mbeki said, “we spoke of the need to implement ‘policies and measures, at the global level, which correspond to the needs of developing countries and economies in transition and are formulated and implemented with their effective participation’.“Perhaps the mistake we made was to assume that the contemporary distribution of power in human society would permit of this outcome, such that … it would be possible for the concerns of the poor to take precedence on the global agenda and the global programme of action.“We comforted or perhaps deluded ourselves with the thought that this organisation is ‘the most universal and most representative organisation in the world’, afraid to ask the question – is it?“As an Israeli said to us at our own headquarters in Pretoria a fortnight ago, it is perhaps time that we the poor and powerless abandon our wheelchairs and begin to walk unaided. Perhaps this will help to build [a] social order … in which right would make might and not might, right.” reporterlast_img read more

Boosting mother tongue literature

first_img23 June 2005The Department of Arts and Culture is working with local publisher Skotaville Media on a project to promote writing and publishing in South Africa’s indigenous languages.The project will focus on publishing material from emerging writers in all genres.Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan announced the project in May in response to a parliamentary question on the shortage of books in African languages.“The project will help previously marginalised writers engage publishers countrywide in addressing social issues beyond profit and develop indigenous languages,” Jordan said.Over 60 manuscripts in local indigenous languages have been received since the project began in January. Thirty of these are being considered for publication.In March the department awarded Professor Mazisi Kunene the title of South African National Poet Laureate, in acknowledgement of Kunene’s dedication to “foregrounding and championing” African literature and languages.Kunene, a poet who writes in isiZulu, is a world-renowned author of majestic epics.“This is the first time that such an award has been made,” Jordan said. “With the South African National Laureate prize, we hope to encourage aspirant poets and nurture new talents.”Jordan said the prize would be “the bedrock of future all-encompassing South African literary awards.”The department recently endorsed the idea of a “literary heroes” campaign, which will give recognition to writers who have made a significant contribution to the development of South African literature in all official languages.Through this initiative, the department hopes to stimulate the development of South African literature and generate new audiences, especially among young South Africans.The department has also planned a series of literature exhibitions to inspire writers throughout the country to write in African languages. Books will be displayed in all provinces and prizes awarded to authors of outstanding works.The Department of Arts and Culture is currently working with the Department of Education on a coherent policy to support the development of African languages in SA.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more