Abel SimonForty-nine-year-old Abel Simon,called “Jack” of Cotton Field Village, Essequibo Coast, was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined$30,000 for the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He made his appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to two trafficking charges.The prosecution contended that on September 26, 2016, detectives attached to the Anna Regina Police Station were on mobile patrol aback of Cotton Field Village when the defendant was seen walking and acting in a suspicious manner. As such, he was stopped and searched, and during the search, Police uncovered eight grams of cocaine and eight grams of cannabis in his trouser pocket. He was arrested and charged.
27 February 2013 Amid continuing global economic uncertainty, South Africa continues to experience growth and to weather the storm with a stable fiscus, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Presenting a R1.06-trillion 2013 National Budget in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Gordhan said that despite the still troubled global outlook, the world economy had shown signs of improvements.Economy to grow at 2.7% in 2013 He said South Africa’s economy had continued to grow, though at a slower rate than projected in last year’s Budget, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth reaching 2.5% last year and expected to come in at 2.7% in 2013, rising to 3.8% by 2015. South Africa’s inflation rate was expected to remain moderate, with consumer prices projected to increase by an average of 5.5% a year over the next three years. The budget deficit is projected to fall from 5.2% of GDP in 2012/13 to 4.6% in 2013/14 and 3.1% in 2015/16. Gordhan attributed the large budget deficit – amounting to a revenue shortfall of over R16-billion – to the economic turbulence the country experienced in the second half of last year. South Africa’s trade performance also remained low, with exports growing at just 1.1% in real terms last year against an increase of 7.2% in imports, pushing the deficit of the balance in payments to 6.2% or R190-billion. Gordhan said the disruption of activity in the mining sector and the drop in mining exports because of lower demand had partly contributed to the widening of South Africa’s balance of payments.Social spending over half the total Over half of all government spending in 2013/14, or R682-billion, will go to education, health, housing and social grants. Local government will get an extra R5.2-billion as part of the local government equitable share to help smaller municipalities to fund development needs. The Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa) will get R3.2-billion to fund rail signaling, while the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will get an additional R1.4-billion to fund road construction and maintenance. Additional amounts will also be made available to fund dams and water pipelines, with an extra R2.6-billion allocated for regional bulk water infrastructure, R1.9-billion to top up the municipal water infrastructure grant, and R1.5-billion to complete the De Hoop Dam. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will get a further R1.1-billion, while science and technology infrastructure will get an additional R600-million. An additional R1.8-billion will be spent on increasing the number of teachers, with R800-million of this to fund Grade R teachers. Gordhan said allocations from the contingency reserve of R4-billion, for unforeseeable and unavoidable expenditure, would be made later this year. “Work is in progress to determine funding requirements for reconstruction and rehabilitation following flood damage in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga,” he said. He said an allocation would be made in the adjustments appropriation for the Dinaledi schools connectivity programme and other broadband infrastructure projects subject to the finalisation of implementation plans.Debt service costs, social grants up the most Of the items in the 2013/14 Budget, debt-service costs will rise the most over last year’s Budget, with a 12.9% increase. Other significant increases include spending on social grants, which will account for R134.9-billion, up 9.2% over last year, spending on housing and amenities such as water to municipalities, up 11% over last year, and spending on economic affairs, up 10.8% over last year. Debt-service costs will total R100-billion for 2013/14 and are expected to stabilise at 2.8% of GDP in 2012/13. A further R4-billion will be set aside as a contingency reserve. The government will borrow R215.5-billion in 2013/14, which will be financed mainly with domestic bonds. Net loan debt is project to reach 38.6% of GDP by 2013/14, climbing to 40.3% in 2015/16.5% growth the target Gordhan said there were several steps that the government was taking to improve revenue and spending. These included carrying out a review of expenditure, focusing on both spending and controls in government programmes and agencies, the initiation of a tax review later this year, and a competitiveness enhancement programme introduced in last year’s Budget. The capacity of the state to implement plans and programmes would also be strengthened. He said new policy initiatives over the next three years would be financed from savings, efficiency gains and reprioritisation of spending. “If we succeed in driving growth towards 5% a year and government revenue doubles in the next 20 years, major infrastructure projects and new policy initiatives such as National Health Insurance and expanded vocational education will be affordable with limited adjustments to tax policy,” he said. “But if growth continues along the present trajectory, substantial spending commitments would require significant adjustments in revenue and reductions in other areas of spending,” he warned. The National Treasury has prepared a report for Parliament – which is currently before government – that considers the country’s fiscal sustainability from a long-term perspective. Gordhan said the Budget took into consideration the National Development Plan (NDP) by focusing on growth and employment creation, prioritising improvements in education and training, and promoting progress towards a more equal society. Gordhan stressed that South Africa has substantial strengths on which to build. These include a well-established legal system, secure property rights, an effective tax system, world-class universities and science councils, established transport, water and communications infrastructure networks, a sound macro-economic and fiscal framework, and expertise in a number of areas such as mining, retail, construction, logistics and manufacturing. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Gujarat police on Sunday detained Dalit activist and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani as he was on his way to a rally in Ahmedabad to protest against the death of Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar.Protests intensified after Bhanu Vankar, who attempted self-immolation in Gujarat on February 15, succumbed to severe burn injuries late on February 16.Congress legislator and Dalit leader Naushad Solanki were also been detained by Ahmedabad cops. The police maintained that Mr. Mevani and others were taken into preventive custody to maintain law and order situation in the State.However, Mr. Mevani alleged that the police pulled him out of his car, broke his car keys and detained him on the way to the protest venue at Ahmedabad.“Jignesh Mevani was pulled out of the car in a very uncivilised manner, his car keys were broken and detained by the police while on the way to a peaceful protest at Ambedkar statue in Sarangpur, Ahmedabad. The protest was organised to meet the demands of deceased Bhanuji family,” Mr. Mevani posted on his official twitter handle.Jignesh Mevani was pulled out of the car in a very uncivilised manner , his car keys were broken and detained by the police while on the way to a peaceful protest at Ambedkar statue in Sarangpur, Ahmedabad. The protest was organised to meet the demands of deceased Bhanuji family— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) February 18, 2018 Gujarat Dalit activist, who set himself ablaze, succumbs to burn injuries The State government has deployed Rapid Action Force (RAF) teams in Gandhinagar where Bhanu Vankar’s body is kept in a civil hospitalOn Saturday, the Gujarat government accepted the demands of family members of Bhanu Vankar who had refused to cremate him till their demands were accepted after it was brought for post-mortem to the Gandhinagar civil hospital.Angry members of the Dalit community heckled BJP legislator Karsan Solanki when he rushed to meet the victim’s kin. Across north Gujarat, highways were blocked as thousands of Dalits came out on the streets to protest Bhanu Vankar’s death. Mr. Mevani and other supporters of deceased Bhanu Vankar — who set himself ablaze in front of Collector Office in Patan, North Gujarat in protest over delay in allotment of a land piece to a Dalit family — had earlier called for the Ahmedabad bandh.Also Read Bhanu Vankar was part of Mr. Mevani’s Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch and he was fighting for Hemaben Vankar, a landless Dalit farm labourer, who had alleged that authorities were not allotting a plot to her family despite collecting ₹22,236 as fees in 2013.On Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, in a press statement, said that the main demand of land allotment was accepted in a special case while the State also agreed to set up an inquiry commission, headed by a former high court judge or a Special Investigation Team (SIT), to probe the matter and stressed that no one found guilty will be spared.Before the self-immolation bid at the Collector Office, Bhanu Vankar and the family he was fighting for had submitted a memorandum to the Collector a week ago, threatening self-immolation in case the land allotment matter was not sorted by the officials.However, despite deployment of police outside the Patan Collector Office, Bhanu Vankar managed to set himself ablaze while other members who also tried to storm into the premises were detained by the cops.
View comments MANILA, Philippines—It’s finally here.The UAAP’s most anticipated sport in the second semester is two weeks in and the action did not disappoint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDefending champion De La Salle is holding fort on the top seed with a 2-0 record while University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Ateneo are all knocking at the gates with identical 2-1 cards.It’s still early in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, but some players wasted little time in showcasing their chops. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine football chief LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Still when the occasion calls for it, Molde is not shy to deliver the punishment.Molde had a couple of games wherein she scored 11 and 13 points, solid production but not entirely explosive, but her season debut was utterly brilliant.Against University of the East in the season opener, Molde erupted for 23 points—at this point is still the most scored in a game—as she led the Lady Maroons to the 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carlos had 20 points in UP’s loss to UST, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, while scoring 15 and 17 points in the Lady Maroons’ two victories.4. Milena Alessandrini (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s already mentioned that Rondina got some help in Season 81, and the first of whom was reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini.The second-year hitter already showed promise back in Season 80 but she missed a chunk of the tournament due to injury, but she’s now in full health to help the Golden Tigresses.Alessandrini is tied with another Golden Tigress in the fourth spot of the Best Scorers table but she got the higher nod in this list due to her brilliant turnaround from being pedestrian against Ateneo to being a speedster UST’s win against UP.After scoring just 10 points in UST’s loss to Ateneo, Alessandrini erupted for 22 points in the Golden Tigresses’ victory against the Lady Maroons.5. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s safe to say that Eya Laure has lived up to the hype.Tabbed as a frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year plum even before the start of the tournament, Laure has shown that she can dance with the big girls.Laure was a winner of multiple awards in high school including the MVP and the Rookie of the Year and she’s so far translated that talent into the collegiate game. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT She’s tied with Alessandrini and UP’s Isa Molde at the fourth spot of the Best Scorers ladder, and she’s got to this level through sheer consistency and versatility.Laure’s lowest production in her first three games in the collegiate level is 12 points and that was in UST’s loss to Ateneo while her other games saw her put up 18 and 17 points.She’s also seventh in the Best Blockers category with an average of 0.62 kill blocks per set and fourth in the Best Spikers table with a success rate of 33.94 percent.6. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilling in the shoes of Kianna Dy is no small feat for a new Lady Spiker but rookie Jolina Dela Cruz has shown the moxie needed to make a name for herself in the illustrious De La Salle program.Dy was a one-time Finals MVP and owner of three titles with her role as La Salle’s opposite hitter for five years looming over anyone who would eventually take her place but Dela Cruz, well for the first two games, has shown she’s ready.Dela Cruz was steady for the Lady Spikers scoring a total of 21 points in her first two games, 11 of which came in their 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 win over Ateneo in the opening weekend.With 17,166 fans watching her at Mall of Asia Arena, Dela Cruz displayed utter calm in an atmosphere that would easily rattle and break anyone let alone a rookie.7. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCarlos and Molde are UP’s star pairing but there are times when Molde would take a backseat to the more physically imposing Carlos. 1. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s not called “Big Kat” for nothing.Kat Tolentino was Ateneo’s talisman for the first two weeks of the competition and she made it known that she’s a force to be reckoned with this year having totaled a league best 57 points after three games.After a small hiccup against De La Salle in Ateneo’s first game of the season, the Lady Eagles have since racked up two straight wins against UST and last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University wherein Tolentino showed her prowess.Tolentino put up 22 points in Ateneo’s four-set win against the Golden Tigresses, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, and she showed her heart and character in the next game.ADVERTISEMENT After scoring just two points after the first two sets, Tolentino lit up and finished with 19 points in the Lady Eagles’ comeback victory against the Lady Tamaraws, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina doesn’t have to do everything for UST this time, but the “Cherry Bomb” remains explosive as ever.UST’s captain is the second-leading scorer behind Tolentino with 54 points and has been consistent throughout the first three games for the Golden Tigresses.Rondina scored 17 points in the two UST wins before tallying 20 in a losing effort against Ateneo as she tried to cover up for some offensive lapses by her team.Needless to say, Rondina’s production is still in the upper echelon of the league despite having major support from rising stars Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure.3. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s the skipper of University of the Philippines and she’s showing why everything goes through her.Diana Carlos is the emotional leader of the Lady Maroons and she’s displayed her offensive abilities by taking the third spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 52 points.Interestingly, Carlos is similar to Rondina in the sense that she’s produced the most points in a loss. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Japeth Aguilar proposes to girlfriend at the airport as Gilas arrives in Manila
PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “I’m very happy, everything went to plan,” said Saludar via BoxingScene.com. “I knew I had to aim for the body. I never felt in danger.”Saludar, who is one of the five Filipino World champions that include Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jerwin Ancajas, and Donnie Nietes, improved to a 19-3 record with 10 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 28-year-old orthodox fighter is also on a five-fight winning streak after his victory against Taniguchi.Taniguchi, who’s three years Saludar’s junior, dropped to 11-3. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi and Vic Saludar of Philippines (R) fight during their WBO minimum weight boxing title bout in Tokyo on February 26, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUTMANILA, Philippines—Vic Saludar retained his WBO World minimumweight title after dominating Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi to get the unanimous decision win Tuesday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.The Filipino champion earned all three of judges’ nods 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 in his first defense of the title that he won in July of 2018 also in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ONE Championship visits Los Angeles, considers global future MOST READ
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey shuts down Rosenborg talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexander Tettey insists he’s happy where he is at Norwich City.The midfielder, 33, is consistently being linked with a return to Norway at Rosenborg.But he told VG: “It is important that what is written is true, and that it is not portrayed that I’m hunting anything. “I’m not chasing a contract with Rosenborg, I’m not chasing to portray it as ‘I’ll be back, make room for me’. Absolutely not.”Tettey added: “I love Rosenborg, they mean a lot to me, but I don’t want to go to Rosenborg as a 34-year-old who everyone just wants to remember how he was before. It gives me nothing, it gives the club nothing, it gives the fans nothing.”
Cardale Jones Softball SwingUpdate: It turns out Joey Bosa doesn’t suck at softball. He hit a home run during the intra-team scrimmage.Earlier: Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is a gifted athlete – that’s been made clear over the past five or six months. But he doesn’t seem to have much talent for hitting a softball. Friday, OSU’s Instagram account posted a funny video of Jones completely whiffing on a high-arc softball pitch. One of his teammates took footage of it, and even slowed it down to show how much he missed the ball by.Thankfully, Ohio State fans don’t really have to worry here. Whatever 35+ softball team he joins two decades from now might want to, though.
Dunlop 9 piece set plus the bag and zip cover.3 woods, 5 irons, a putterlime green and white golf ballsa black and white left hand golf glovewhite and yellow teesDescription of items:black and lime green Dunlop golf bagright handed#1 wood was a 13 degree with scuff marks on the bottom#4 wood has no coverA photo of the stolen golf clubs. Source RCMPOn April 11, RCMP received a report of a stolen bike which had occurred two days earlier from the bike rack at the Energetic Learning Campus.The bike is described as:Phantom 29 Super Cycle mountain bikeorange and black in colourmen’s sizedhas front suspensionA photo of the stolen bike. Source RCMPFort St. John RCMP continue to investigate the theft of these items. If you have any information regarding these thefts, you are being asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a couple of stolen items.On June 3, RCMP received a report of a stolen set of golf clubs from a vehicle which occurred during the overnight or early morning of June 1 to June 2.Stolen items:
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday declared its first list of 21 candidates in Maharashtra for next month’s Lok Sabha polls, retaining 17 sitting MPs and denying ticket to the lawmaker who had allegedly slapped an Air India employee in 2017.Ravindra Gaikwad, the 59-year-old MP from Osmanabad constituency, had hit an Air India staffer with a slipper at the IGI Airport in New Delhi and then openly boasted about it. The Sena replaced Gaikwad, who briefly faced a travel ban by airlines for his act, with Omraje Nimbalkar in Osmanabad in central Maharashtra. Another Sena Member of Parliament, Rajan Vichare, who was accused of force-feeding a canteen employee on fast during Ramzan in 2014, has been fielded again from Thane. As per the pre-poll alliance sealed by the BJP and the Shiv Sena, the former will contest on 25 seats and the latter on 23 out of the Lok Sabha 48 constituencies in Maharashtra. Of these 23 seats, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party announced candidates on 21, leaving out two constituencies — Palghar and Satara — in the first list. Currently, the Palghar seat adjoining Mumbai has a BJP MP, but the Sena has staked its claim to the constituency. “We will announce the names of remaining candidates by Sunday,” senior Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Subhash Desai told reporters here after releasing the list. The constituency-wise list of Sena candidates: South Mumbai-Arvind Sawant; South Central Mumbai-Rahul Shewale; Mumbai North West-Gajanan Kirtikar; Kalyan-Shrikant Shinde; Raigad-Anant Gite; Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat-Vinayak Raut; Kolhapur-Sanjay Mandlik; Hatkanangle-Dhairyasheel Mane; Nashik-Hemant Godse; Shirdi-Sadashiv Lokhande; Shirur-Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil; Aurangabad-Chandrakant Khaire; Yavatmal Washim-Bhawana Gawli; Buldana-Prataprao Jadhav; Ramtek-Kripal Tumane; Amravati-Anandrao Adsul; Parbhani-Sanjay Jadhav; Maval-Shrirang Barne; Hingoli-Hemant Patil, Osmanabad-Omraje Nimbalkar and Thane-Rajan Vichare.
The Ohio State men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games Saturday night when the Buckeyes defeated Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., 63-56. The No. 11-ranked Buckeyes advanced to 17-4 on the season and 7-2 in Big Ten play after the win. Nebraska proved to be a much tougher opponent than it was in the teams’ first meeting of the season on Jan. 2, when OSU dispatched the Huskers, 70-44, at the Schottenstein Center. Saturday, Nebraska gave the Buckeyes all they could handle for a good portion of the first half and even led twice. The Buckeyes received sporadic production from junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored 15 points but struggled while doing so. The Big Ten’s leading scorer connected on just 6-of-18 shots, as he was constantly double-teamed and harassed by Husker defenders. While Thomas was fairly inefficient with his scoring, Lenzelle Smith Jr. was anything but. The junior guard made all six of his field goal attempts for a game-high and season-high 21 points. OSU’s 15-4 run at the end of the first half, to which Thomas contributed five points and Smith Jr. added two, seemed to drain some energy out of the home crowd and the Huskers, giving OSU the momentum. The Buckeyes carried that momentum into the second half, and expanded their lead to as much as 15 points. But the resilient Huskers would not go away. Nebraska slowly chipped away at OSU’s lead, in large part because of senior center and defensive anchor Andre Almeida. The 6-foot-11, 314-pound Almeida made it difficult for OSU to find easy looks in the paint, and as the Buckeyes struggled to find scores, Nebraska cut the margin to five points with just more than a minute left to play. The Huskers couldn’t knock down a few open shots in the closing minute, however, and OSU put the game away from the free-throw line. Nebraska falls to 11-12 on the season and to 2-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes remain perfect against their newest conference foe. Since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, OSU is 4-0 against Nebraska. After struggling to put away one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders, the Buckeyes will now move into what could be their toughest week of the season. OSU is set to play No. 1 Michigan Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich., before taking on No. 3 Indiana on Sunday.