A 22-year-old pork-knocker was found dead on Christmas Day along the Obanna Backdam trail in the Kuribrong village, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) with two stab wounds to his chest.Dead is Samuel Gonsalves M Amo who hailed from the Tabatinga village, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).According to the Police, Amo was employed by a gold miner of Moruca, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini), while working on a four-inch land dredge at Obanna Backdam.He was last seen alive consuming alcoholic beverages with his friends on Christmas Eve.Reports are that on Monday, Amo received his salary in raw gold from his employer and went to a nearby shop where he was seen imbibing with friends.The group is said to have visited various shops before finally settling at one particular bar where they ushered in Christmas.However, Amo allegedly left his friends at that shop stating that he was returning to his camp and ventured into the backdam area.He was never seen again until a ranger discovered his lifeless body almost 19 hours later.Reports are at about 18:30h, the ranger of that district was doing routine checks along the trail and noticed a large object on the roadway. As he reached closer, he realised that it was the body of a man.The ranger immediately notified the Police and upon the arrival of the Police ranks, it was discovered that Amo had two visible stab wounds to the left side of his chest.His body was taken to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead and was placed in the mortuary pending a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).Police Commander of that Region, Superintendent Ramesh Ashram told Guyana Times on Saturday that several persons were questioned about the man’s murder but at present, there are no suspects in custody.He stated that the location of the crime is not populated and to date, no one has come forward with any information.The Commander noted that all of the now-dead man’s friends that were imbibing with him were also questioned but they alleged that Amo had left their company shortly after 12:05h on Christmas Day. Police are investigating.
A 30-year-0ld Donegal man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty at Derry Crown Court to injuring a child and a woman in a hit-and-run incident on a Co Derry beach last year.Paul John Doherty, of Ballynahone, Fahan in Co. Donegal, pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to an incident in which a mother and her child were injured when struck by a red BMW on Benone Beach on 21 July.Doherty admitted two charges of dangerous driving on the beach and at Seacoast Road, Limavady. He also pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop at, report and remain at an accident in which injury had occurred.Defence barrister Joe Brolly told the court Doherty had expressed “deep regret” about the incident.Adjourning sentencing to 31 March next for pre-sentence reports, Judge Phillip Babington released Doherty on continuing bail.DONEGAL MAN ‘DEEPLY REGRETS’ HIT-AND-RUN BEACH INCIDENT, BARRISTER TELLS COURT was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
Les opportunites commerciales sont nombreuses dans l’economie de l’Afrique du Sud et certains secteurs presentent une croissance et un potentiel d’investissement particulierement eleves. Ceux-ci comprennent les secteurs suivants :L’industrie automobileLe secteur automobile de l’Afrique du Sud est un moteur turbo general pour la fabrication et l’exportation de vehicules et de composants. Le secteur represente environ 10% des exportations du secteur industriel d’Afrique du Sud, ce qui en fait un element essentiel de l’economie. En savoir plusSous-traiterAlors que les societes a travers le monde qui repondent a une pression sur l’efficacite et les prix de plus en plus grande, l’Afrique du Sud devient un emplacement international de choix pour la sous-traitance de processus commerciaux. En savoir plusTIC et electroniqueLe leader du developpement des technologies de l’information et de la communication en Afrique, l’Afrique du Sud, est le 20eme plus grand consommateur de produits et services informatiques du monde. En savoir plusLe tourismeLa beaute des paysages, les exterieurs magnifiques, le climat ensoleille, la diversite culturelle et la reputation d’apport de valeur ajoutee a la monnaie en Afrique du Sud ont fait du pays une des destinations a plus forte croissance du monde en matiere de loisirs et d’affaires. En savoir plusL’Agriculture et le commerce agricoleLa biodiversite de l’Afrique du Sud et un littoral de 3000 kilometres de long desservi par sept ports commerciaux favorisent la culture d’une large gamme de produits marins et agricoles, des arbres a feuilles caduques, citrons et fruits subtropicaux jusqu’aux cereales, laine, fleurs coupees, betail et gibier. En savoir plusIndustrie miniere et mineraisL’Afrique du Sud est un producteur de premier rang de metaux precieux comme l’or et le platine ainsi que de metaux de base et de charbon. C’est le quatrieme producteur mondial de diamants. Et les specialistes estiment que le potentiel de decouverte d’autres gisements de rang mondial dans des regions qui n’ont pas ete encore totalement exploitees est considerable. En savoir plusL’industrie chimiqueLe secteur des produits chimiques d’Afrique du Sud, y compris la production de carburant et de plastiques ainsi que de produits pharmaceutiques, est le plus important de ce type en Afrique et a ete identifie par le gouvernement comme un facteur essentiel de la croissance economique. En savoir plusSAinfo reporter
In the men’s division, Evans Maripa, currently ranked 31st in the world, defeated world number 32 Lahcen Majdi of France 7-6, 6-2 in his first match. ‘We are so proud of Lucas’Wheelchair Tennis South Africa’s director and coach Holger Losch commented in a statement: “We are so proud of Lucas and his achievements, and look forward to watching this inspirational athlete at the Paralympics.” FinalThat victory booked him a place against the top seed, Sweden’s Anders Hard, in the final. The two had previously met in the final of the Korea Open, with Sithole claiming a 6-4, 6-3 win. After recording an emotional victory in the Korea Open at the beginning of June, South African quads wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole continued his good form with a runner-up finish at the Daegu Open this past weekend. This time around, however, Hard exacted a measure of revenge by outlasting the South African star 6-4, 6-7, 6-1. In the semi-finals, he faced Frenchman Stephane Erismann and came close to repeating his whitewash victory of the previous round, running out a 6-1, 6-0 winner. It was the same result he had achieved against Erismann in the Korea Open. Sithole, who is preparing for the Paralympics for the first time, cruised through his quarter-finals clash against Korean Young-Mok Yu, winning 6-0, 6-0. It was, nonetheless, another successful tournament for Sithole, who has risen to seventh in the world rankings. He next faced world number 11 Takashi Sanada, whose experience proved the difference, as the Japanese player recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win. SAinfo reporter World number 40 Sydwell Mathonsi scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over Israel’s Gamini Dissanayake in his opening match. 15 June 2012 He was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by David Dalmasso of France, ranked 14 places above him, in his second match. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
The South African Government has taken note of media reports alleging that South African female prisoners in Mozambique are subjected to sexual abuse and related conditions of hardship.The South African government views these allegations in a serious light. The matter will be brought to the attention of the Mozambican authorities for further investigations.Officials from the South African High Commission in Maputo make regular visits to prisons in Mozambique to monitor the conditions of South African inmates. During the last visit, the prisoners complained about general prison conditions such as poor medical treatment and food. Our information is that these conditions apply to all prisoners and are not exclusive to South African prisoners.The South African Government will continue to render regular Consular Services to the prisoners and their families, part of which is to ensure that their basic human rights are respected. The South African High Commission in Maputo will monitor the progress of the envisaged investigation until the matter is brought to its logical conclusion.For more information: Nelson Kgwete at 076 431 3078Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a plea for anticipatory bail made by commentator Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, days after his derogatory tweets on Odisha’s Konark temple and Odia culture triggered a storm of protests in the State Assembly and outside.A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said this was not a case for granting bail. “You are inciting religious feelings. How are you entitled to bail?” the Chief Justice asked counsel for Mr. Mitra.Counsel said his client was facing threats to his life. “If you are facing threats, there is no better place than a jail,” Chief Justice Gogoi responded.Mr. Mitra is accused of deliberately attempting to outrage religious feelings, promoting enmity on the grounds of religion and offences under the Information Technology Act.Mr. Mitra was arrested on September 20 by the Odisha police in the national capital. The Odisha Assembly had adopted a privilege motion on September 20 against the journalist for his alleged derogatory remarks.(With inputs from PTI)
Amnesty India has urged the Odisha government to stop police atrocities on indigenous Dongria Kondh community by branding them as CPI(Maoist) cadres.“Allegations of police intimidation and ill-treatment of the Dongria Kondh community in the Niyamgiri hills are deeply disturbing. It is unacceptable that the police ill-treat and abuse people. The authorities should carry out a prompt and impartial investigation into the police conduct,” said Manohar Chauhan, senior campaigner of Amnesty India, in a statement here. “Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, a community-led organisation that opposes mining in the Niyamgiri hills, had alleged that police arbitrarily pick up, detain and ill-treat members of the community, at a press conference on October 25. Lada Sikaka, president of NSS, claimed that he was picked up by the local police from the old market in Lanjigarh and taken to a police station where he was brutally beaten,” Mr. Chauhan pointed out.Right to protest According to him there were many instances of police highhandedness reported from the Niyamgiri hill range. The Kalahandi administration had forced the NSS to cancel a peaceful demonstration against the police on October 23 last year.“People have a right to peaceful protest under the Constitution of India and international law. The authorities have a duty to listen to the voices of the indigenous Dongria Kondh community and ensure that their rights are upheld,” said Mr. Chauhan.The particularly vulnerable tribal group had unanimously voted against proposed bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri hills in 2013. Since then the security forces have been going against the community, said the Amnesty campaigner.
Tottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t prioritise competitions this season.Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth today.”Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big (they finished 11 points behind in third),” he said.”It wasn’t enough. Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.”We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.”Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Patna: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Shakeel Ahmed was on Sunday suspended from the party “with immediate effect” for contesting as an Independent from the Madhubani Lok Sabha seat in Bihar which goes to polls on Monday. According to a release issued by AICC general secretary Motilal Vora at New Delhi, shared by the partys state unit here, Ahmed – who had won the Madhubani seat for the Congress in 2004 “has been suspended with immediate effect” for going against the party decision. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghBesides, Congress MLA Bhavana Jha, who represents Benipatti assembly segment falling under Madhubani, has been suspended “for anti-party activities”. Notably, Jha had accompanied Ahmed when he filed his nomination papers last month and has since been claiming that he enjoyed the support of the district Congress notwithstanding the party leaderships refusal to heed the former Union ministers request for a “friendly fight”. The seat has fallen into the kitty of fledgling outfit Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) which is a constituent of the Mahagathbandhan besides Congress, RJD, RLSP and HAM. Currently it is held by BJP veteran Hukumdev Narayan Yadav who has been replaced by his son Ashok Yadav this time.
The Ohio State men’s hockey team may have found its season captains at last. Juniors Curtis Gedig and Travis Statchuk and sophomore Ryan Dzingel served as team captains last weekend for the fifth straight series. The contests marked the first games in Columbus since Dec. 15, and the Buckeyes swept the Lake Superior State Lakers to push their record to 10-11-5 overall and 9-6-3-1 in CCHA play. OSU has been rotating captains for the majority of the season, having different members of the team wear the ‘C’ on their chests essentially every two series. As the second half of the season gets under way and the Buckeyes look to put together a string of victories before the CCHA tournament, coach Mark Osiecki said he is close to deciding which of his players will be captains through the end of the season. “We’re getting closer to potentially naming permanent captains,” Osiecki said Wednesday. “We are sticking with the three guys we’ve had. I think they’ve earned that right.” Osiecki also said Gedig, Statchuk and Dzingel have “done a nice job” during their time as captains over the course of January. Dzingel leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals and is second on the team with 13 assists. Those 23 points lead OSU, which beat Lake Superior State 3-2 on Friday and 6-1 on Saturday. The sophomore forward from Illinois has played in every game this season, and he scored the final goal of the weekend against the Lakers while assisting on two others. Statchuk was a late scratch to the game Friday night after falling ill in the afternoon. He and Gedig are two of five juniors on coach Osiecki’s team who see considerable playing time. Statchuk scored his goal of the season against Northern Michigan on Nov. 16, and he is among the team leaders in face-off percentage, having won 43 percent of his 342 attempts. He is tied with Gedig and Dzingel for most games this season serving as captain. Gedig leads OSU defensemen with seven points and scored his second goal of the season Saturday night against Lake Superior State. The junior from British Columbia said he is happy to finally see some home games on the schedule. “I love the (Schottenstein Center), love the atmosphere,” Gedig said. “It’s good because we don’t have to worry about catching up on school because we are traveling.” Osiecki said he feels confident that the leaders on the team will begin to solidify themselves during this upcoming stretch of games, six of which OSU will play at the Schottenstein Center. “We’re getting closer to having some leaders step up in that (locker) room and we’ve talked about that since day one,” Osiecki said. “Guys need to understand that everyone can be a leader in their own way. That’s starting to emerge a little bit better as we move forward.” Gedig said the team needs to come in with the mindset that “it’s already playoffs” and that they are “so close” to breaking out offensively. The Buckeyes’ nine goals against the Lakers over the weekend were tied for the most they had scored in a series all season. Junior forward Alex Szczechura scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season less than four minutes apart on Saturday. He said scoring that many goals will help the team’s confidence for the rest of the season. “We haven’t been the highest scoring team, but this weekend goals were coming all night,” Szczechura said. “So that’s definitely a confidence booster for us.” The effort, Osiecki said, has been there all season, though. “I think our guys have had the right attitude all the way through,” Osiecki said. “We haven’t had to say much during practice, trying to ask them to bring up the level of competitiveness.” Captains for the upcoming weekend series against Notre Dame will be released Wednesday. The Buckeyes are set to host the Fighting Irish at 7:05 p.m. on Friday at the Schottenstein Center.