Not racial profiling – Police

first_imgFollowing reports that two men – Dameon Gordon and Vernon Beckles – were beaten as a result of racial profiling, the Police think otherwise as they continue their investigations.The two men were given a sound thrashing on Sunday evening, along the Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara, access road after they were allegedly caught stealing the mirrors from a car belonging to a resident during a Phagwah Mela in the community.Dameion Gordon and Vernon BecklesA senior Police rank told Guyana Times that while several persons were questioned in connection with the incident, no one was arrested. He explained that on the night in question, Gordon and Beckles travelled to the area with a member of the Guyana Defence Force and his brother-in-law. The GDF rank is reportedly friends with a woman living in the area.However, due to the fact that no alcohol was sold at the function, a large group of residents had congregated at a popular show in the area. The Police source went on to say that the two victims along with the soldier and his brother-in-law went to take a few drinks.Whilst there, the GDF rank met a friend who enquired about Beckles and Gordon. A short while after, one of the victims was seen “fighting up” with a mirror and the owner of the car went to check.As he approached the car, he realised that both of his mirrors were missing. The Police stated that as the owner of the car looked around he saw Beckles and Gordon stooping down close to another vehicle and thought that something was amiss.The owner of the car raised an alarm. By this time, he was joined by several “drunken” men and as such, approached the vehicle that the victims were loitering around.As they got closer to the vehicle, Beckles and Gordon started to inch away making them more suspicious as thieves. The mirrors were subsequently found hidden under another vehicle. As the mirrors were retrieved, the two men started to run and it was at this time they were attacked and beaten by the mob, the Police source confirmed.Upon realising that the two men were being assaulted, the GDF rank pleaded with the mob to stop and the two men jumped into the nearby canal. The Police source stated that the two mirrors that were removed from the car are impounded as evidence. The GDF rank, he noted, gave a statement to cohobate that given by the owner of the car.last_img read more

Robbery at Econo Liquor

first_imgPhoto:  Fort St. John RCMP attend the scene following a robbery at Econo Liquor – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John RCMP responded to a robbery at the Econo Liquor store Saturday night.- Advertisement -At approximately 11pm the RCMP received a call after a suspect had entered the store and ordered the clerk away from the till.  The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the till.  The Police investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.If you have any further information contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.calast_img read more

Officials sweep grounds seeking clues to fatal tiger attack in SF

first_imgThe zoo’s director of animal care and conservation, Robert Jenkins, could not explain how Tatiana escaped. The tiger’s enclosure is surrounded by a 15-foot-wide moat and 20-foot-high walls, and the big cat did not leave through an open door, he said. “There was no way out through the door,” Jenkins said. “The animal appears to have climbed or otherwise leaped out of the enclosure.” Police who had been alerted by a 911 call from a zoo employee responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. A group of four officers came across the body of the first victim The first attack happened right outside the Siberian’s enclosure when they entered the dark zoo grounds, Gittens said. The second victim was about 300 yards away, in front of the Terrace Cafe. The man was sitting on the ground, blood running from gashes in his head and Tatiana sitting next to him. The cat attacked the man again, Mannina said. The officers approached the tiger with their handguns. Tatiana moved in their direction and several of the officers fired, killing the animal. Only then did they see the third victim, who had also been mauled. Although no new visitors were let in after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the grounds had not been not scheduled to close until an hour later, and 20 to 25 people were still in the zoo when the attacks happened, zoo officials said. Employees and visitors were told to take shelter when zoo officials learned of the attacks. “This is a tragic event for San Francisco,” Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ken Smith said. “We pride ourselves in our zoo, and we pride ourselves in tourists coming and looking at our city.” There were five tigers at the zoo – three Sumatrans and two Siberians. Officials initially worried that four tigers had escaped, but soon learned only Tatiana had escaped, Mannina said. On Dec. 22, 2006, Tatiana reached through the bars of her cage and grabbed a keeper, biting and mauling one of the woman’s arms and causing deep lacerations. The zoo’s Lion House was temporarily closed during an investigation. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health blamed the zoo for the assault and imposed a $18,000 penalty. A medical claim filed against the city by the keeper was denied. Last February, a 140-pound jaguar named Jorge killed a zookeeper at the Denver Zoo before being fatally shot. Zoo officials said later that the zookeeper had violated rules by opening the door to the animal’s cage. After last year’s attack, the zoo added customized steel mesh over the bars, built in a feeding shoot and increased the distance between the public and the cats. Tatiana arrived at the San Francisco Zoo from the Denver Zoo a few years ago, with zoo officials hoping she would mate with a male tiger. Siberian tigers are classified as endangered and there are more than 600 of the animals living in captivity worldwide. — Associated Press writers Louise Chu and Terence Chea in San Francisco and Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The three men were attacked around closing time Tuesday on the east end of the 125-acre zoo grounds near Ocean Beach, Gittens said. The officers who hunted down and shot the 300-pound animal were alerted through a 911 call placed by a zoo employee. The San Francisco medical examiner had not been able to identify the dead man, investigator Tim Hellman said Wednesday. The man did not have any identification and no one had called asking about him, according to Hellman. The two injured men, ages 19 and 23, were upgraded to stable condition Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital after undergoing surgery to have their wounds cleaned and closed, said surgeon Rochelle Dicker. They suffered deep bites and claw cuts on their heads, necks, arms and hands. Dicker said they were shaken up emotionally and would remain hospitalized for the day, but that because of their youth they would make a full recovery. “They are in good spirits. They look absolutely fanstastic,” she said. SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators tried to determine how a Siberian tiger escaped from its enclosure on Christmas Day and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others. A team of police officers returned to the zoo just before 9 a.m. to search for other possible victims. They said they did not expect to find anyone, but wanted to conduct a thorough sweep of the grounds because it was unclear how long the tiger had been loose before she was killed by police. “There’s no better light than daylight,” said Sgt. Neville Gittens, a police spokesman. “The idea was to come back and quaddruple check to make sure nobody out’s there. We just want to know.” The tiger, a female named Tatiana, was the same animal that ripped the flesh off a zookeeper’s arm just before Christmas 2006. An investigation of that incident by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health faulted the zoo, which beefed up the pen where big cats are kept. last_img read more


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Lakewood defeats Wilson in a key girls tennis match

first_img “It was great,” said Lakewood coach Lisa Busch, whose team improved to 4-0 in Moore League play and 8-0 overall. “It was very good tennis out there on both sides.” Freshman Stacey Tan swept her singles sets for the Lancers, including a victory over defending league singles champ Jovanna Sangria. Tuesday afternoon’s Moore League girls tennis match between Lakewood High and Wilson illustrated just how competitive the league will be in 2005. The teams were tied 3-3 after one round before the Lancers pulled away slightly in the second round for a 7-5 edge. The Bruins refused to give in, however, and tied the match at 9-9 after the third and final round. That meant the match came down to games won, and that advantage rested with Lakewood, 77-71. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In doubles, Lakewood was led by the No. 1 team of Lily Roble and Amy Chen, who won two of three sets. Wilson’s Katie Visico and Jillian Sangria swept their sets. Wilson fell to 3-1. Poly 11, Millikan 7 Senior’s Debbie Gaiz and Kamille Rye won all three of their doubles sets to help the Jackrabbits (6-3, 2-2) beat the host Rams (2-2) in Moore League play. Gaiz and Rye won their sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. Poly will host Cabrillo 3 p.m. Thursday. center_img Gahr 15, Downey 3 Mallory Wang and Ellen Chiu swept their singles sets, leading the Gladiators (6-3, 3-0) to a San Gabriel Valley League victory. In doubles, the teams of Susan Lin and Karina Vega and My Hoang and Karla Vega also swept. Gahr hosts Paramount on Friday. Warren 11, Paramount 7 Senior Katerina Vivirito swept her singles sets, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Bears (4-4, 2-1) past the visiting Pirates (8-2, 1-1) in San Gabriel Valley League action. The doubles combination of Stephanie Padilla and Ronni Yoon also won three sets for Warren, which will host Lynwood at 3 p.m. Thursday. La Mirada 9, Bellflower 9 Jade Samala and Cristina Sanchez won two doubles sets to lead the Matadores (3-2) past the host Buccaneers in a Suburban League match. Mayfair 14, Glenn 4 Seniors Melissa Freeland and Kelli Choi led the way with singles sweep as Mayfair stopped host Glenn in Suburban League play. The doubles team of Nozomi Mikata and Jade Joseph went 3-0 for the Monsoons (7-5, 3-1), who will play today versus Bellflower High at 3 p.m. at El Dorado Regional Park. Valley Christian 16, CAMS 2 Junior Christina Stavro and freshman Alicia Snuggs led the Crusaders’ sweep of singles play versus host California Academy of Math and Sciences. Valley Christian improved to 5-2 overall and remained unbeaten in Alpha League play with a 3-0 record. CAMS dropped to 0-2 in league competition. BOYS WATER POLO Cerritos 15, Burbank 10 Dan Biag scored five goals and Steve Laos made 12 saves in goal as the Dons defeated the host Bulldogs in a nonleague game. Chris Kim also scored three goals for Cerritos, which outscored Burbank, 6-3, in the third quarter to break the game open. St. John Bosco 16, Warren 4 Senior attacker Adam O’Connor scored three times in the first period en route to scoring six goals as the Braves improved to 5-9 with a win over the visiting Bears in nonleague action. Senior Shane Fleming also scored four goals and senior Scott Bender three for St. John Bosco, which will play Rancho Alamitos on Oct. 12. GIRLS GOLF Wilson 198, Poly 247 Sophomore Brianna Do shot a 1-under par 37 to lead the Bruins (10-0, 6-0) past the Jackrabbits (4-2) at Rec Park to complete the first round of Moore League play. Patty Chawalitmetha and Kimberley Punyasavatsut each shot 39 for Wilson. Ligaya Estoque led Poly with a 42. The Bruins open the second round of league play against Lakewood at Rec Park today. Millikan 241, Lakewood 282 Sophomore A.J. Ponce shot a 7-over-par 43 and senior Tori Hipp fired a 44 as the Rams (5-6, 5-1) defeated the Lancers (3-3) in a Moore League match at El Dorado Golf Course. Avalon 302, Cabrillo 325 Aimee Casillas shot a 47 to lead the Lancers to a Moore League victory at par-36 Skylinks Golf Course. Troy 258, Downey 270 Senior Carmen Castillo shot a 14-over-par 50 to lead the Vikings (1-6, 1-4), but it wasn’t enough as they lost a Suburban League match to the Warriors (4-1 league) at Rio Hondo Country Club. Senior Jaimie Lawson and sophomore Adrienne Crisostomo also shot 52s for Downey, which will take on Valley Christian today at Los Amigos Golf Course. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Jordan 3, Millikan 2 Junior setter Nikki Moe had 31 assists and junior outside hitter Eemah Malepeai had 14 kills and four blocks to lead the Panthers (13-5, 3-1) past the Rams (1-4, 1-3), 20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 11-125, 18-16, in Moore League action. Tuai Fuatai added 12 digs for Jordan which will play Poly on Thursday. Warren 3, Dominguez 0 Junior opposite hitter Priscilla Cifuentes had 10 points off her serve as the Bears (3-6) opened San Gabriel Valley League play with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-7 sweep of the Dons. Warren travels to Downey on Thursday. Downey 3, Gahr 0 Junior setter Morgan Selenak recorded 25 assists and junior middle blocker Erin Saddler had 12 kills and 13 digs as the Vikings (9-9, 1-0) defeated the visiting Gladiators, 25-17, 25-11, 26-24, in a San Gabriel Valley League match. Sophomore middle blocker Maritza Montes also had 10 kills and seven digs for Downey, which had 21 aces. Valley Christian 3, Whittier Christian 1 Ashlyn Bolt had 14 kills and 22 digs and Jenise DeBie had nine kills and six blocks to lead the Crusaders past the visiting Heralds (4-3, 0-1), 28-30, 25-20, 25-22, 25-7, in an Olympic League match. With the win, Valley Christian improved to 9-6 overall and 1-0 in league. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Congress begins rally against BJP govt.

first_imgThe Congress launched a State-wide Jan Akrosh Andolan against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led State government in Ahmednagar on Tuesday to coincide with its completion of three years in power. The party will observe November 8, marking one year of demonetisation, as a black day. Six such rallies will be held in different parts of the State.Gulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said, “People’s anger will dislodge the BJP-led governments at both the State and the Centre. Farmers and citizens have vowed to end the misrule in the State.”Ashok Chavan, State Congress chief, said, “This is not the Fadnavis government but Fasavnis [cheater] government. It has done zero work in last three years but is spending crores of rupees on advertising.”last_img read more

India Mulls Tariff Hike on 20 US Products, Moves WTO

first_imgIndia has told the WTO that it proposes to raise duties by up to 100 per cent on 20 products such as almonds, apple and specific motorcycles imported from the US from next month, if Washington does not roll back high tariffs on certain steel and aluminium items.Read it at Tribune Related Itemslast_img

Flying V survives close call, draws first blood in D-League semis

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this December Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESFlying V survived a testy challenge from Centro Escolar University and hacked out a gritty 65-61 Game 1 victory to draw first blood in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Thunder holding a precarious 63-61 lead with 21 seconds left, Gab Banal drew a huge charging foul on the driving Rod Ebondo to halt the Scorpions’ fightback from nine-points down, 59-50, before Jerick Cañada iced the win with two freebies in the final 3.6 ticks.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games FLYING V 65 – Teng 17, Banal 12, Salamat 12, Torres 6, Austria 5, Dionisio 4, Thiele 3, Cañada 2, Paredes 2, Tampus 2, Koga 0.CEU 61 – Ebondo 20, Aquino 17, Wamar 9, Cruz 8, Jeruta 6, Casiño 1, Fuentes 0, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0.Quarters: 14-13, 31-32, 54-46, 65-61. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flying V almost lost the game after Thomas Torres was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty one on Orlan Wamar with 21.0 left, but CEU’s diminutive playmaker uncharacteristically muffed both shots.Altamirano reiterated that for the Thunder to advance to the next level, they should have their A-game on the defensive end for Game 2.“We need to do a better job in controlling the rebounds and blocking out their bigs. We just have to continue doing that because we’re gonna need more of that, especially in the second game,” he said.Rod Ebondo was dominant anew in the glass, scoring 20 points and pulling down 27 rebounds, two boards shy of the record 29 set by Jay-R Taganas in the 2015 Foundation Cup.Art Aquino added 17 markers and four rebounds in the losing effort for the Scorpions.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Read Next K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments “I think when it comes to those situations, you really have to assert yourself defensively,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “I think this game really boiled down to the stops. We were able to make the crucial stops, especially the one Gab had on Ebondo. But overall, we had to grind it out since CEU played a really good game.”Jeron Teng flirted with a triple-double as he tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, while Banal got 12 markers on a 3-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with five boards, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEric Salamat also chimed in 12 points, three rebounds, and three dimes in the conquest, which stretched the Thunder’s winning run to 11 straight games.Game 2 is on Tuesday, still at the Ynares Sports Arena. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Women’s wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Olympics

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid FILE – Bulgaria’s Taybe Mustafa Yusein (blue) and Japan’s Yukako Kawai (red) compete during the final of women’s freestyle wrestling -62kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary on October 25, 2018. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP)TOKYO — The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women’s freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes.The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the move on Tuesday, saying it will help ensure “high attendance” for each day of the tournament. The International Olympic Committee will likely appreciate the move, after it briefly booted the sport in 2013 in part because of concerns over gender equity.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DeMarcus Cousins out indefinitely amid playoffs after muscle tear MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Japan has been the dominant nation in women’s wrestling since it started at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Japanese have won 11 of the 18 gold medals at the last three Olympics.United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic noted the good crowds at the 2016 Rio Games and expects this schedule “will help us reach even more fans and create a positive and energetic environment for all our competitors.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Greco-Roman discipline will begin Aug. 2, followed by women’s and men’s freestyle. Women don’t wrestle Greco-Roman.United World Wrestling is the international governing body, headquartered in Switzerland. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Registration for various UPSC exams 100 per cent online: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) Registration for various competitive examinations under Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has made 100 per cent online in a bid to ensure transparency, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Efforts were also on to take online registration for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to 100 per cent from present 95 per cent, Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh said during Question Hour. Replying to supplementaries, he said with regard to online registration for competitive examinations, the government had initiated a series of reforms during the past 18-20 months. He said there has not been a single grievance in connection with online registration for UPSC, while directions have been issued to Deputy Commissioners to take adequate measures in case of complaints from candidates to check any difficulty faced by those registering for SSC exams. “Online registration procedure has been initiated to bring in transparency in the process of selection, to provide level playing field to all candidates and to simplify the procedure,” Singh said. Earlier Bhupinder Singh (BJD) questioned the efficacy of the system saying when the internet system did not work properly in cities like Delhi, how could it function in remote areas. He also urged the government to solve the problems of candidates residing in far-flung areas. Singh stressed that the government has initiated steps to augment the system and said there was no move to do away with the online registration system. PTI NAM ARClast_img read more