first_imgIn enforcing its judgment to recover tens of thousands of United States Dollars owed Ecobank- Liberia, sheriffs of the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice  on Saturday, June 21, began seizing and closing homes and business centers of customers that had refused to pay back loans taken from the bank.During the Saturday exercise, occupants of a building located in Vai Town, Monrovia, were thrown out and the property seized, closed and placed under the authority of the bank.The building belongs to Miss Nelly Roberts and Miss Kadiatu Dukuly, both of who operate the Nelly Business Center.Nelly Business Center owes Ecobank the amount of US$114,325.60 LD$3,300.Other properties seized and closed during the exercise were Liberty Link, a local business that provides air and sea cargo services on Mechlin Street, and El- Shadda Service on Broad Street.The businesses’ owner, Chris Okonwo, owes Ecobank the amount of US$90,989.21 and LD$3,300.In the writ, the sheriffs were instructed to seize and expose for sale lands, goods and chattels until amounts owed by the defendants are raised.Moreover, the sheriffs were to arrest and bring the living bodies of the defendants before any judge of competent jurisdiction if they did not find any real property valued at the amounts owed.  The Court officers did not arrest any of the delinquent customers on Saturday as was instructed in the writ of execution.Warrant execution occurs when all other collection attempts, including multiple letters, telephone calls, and letters of impending legal action previously filed with the Court to secure the debt, are executed and exhausted to bring the debtor into compliance. A Court officer who confided in the Daily Observer on Saturday said the action was a way of encouraging  delinquent debtors to  voluntarily enter into a repayment agreement with the bank.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTo increase innovations in the areas of technological creations, some twenty-five youths were on Thursday engaged in a training exercise facilitated by STEM Guyana (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), in collaboration with the Department of Youth.This collaboration between the Department of Youth and STEM Guyana was a two-day exercise, and one of the first training activities that was organised for the young individuals who are interested in learning the art of robotics.It is seen primarily as a way of fostering youth involvement and engagement in the varying fields of the Science, Technology Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) initiative.One of the co-founders of STEM Guyana, Ima Christian, in her remarks at the commencement of Thursday’s training exercise, noting that these efforts will enable students to learn the skills of robotics and programming, as well as computational thinking.“We want these students to be able to be trained and ingratiated enough with the information, so that they may then go ahead and join our robotics league.”She also noted that, as part of the robotics league, the participants will be given challenges every week on an interdisciplinary topic which will require them to program robots and discover solutions to these problems. This is part of an online challenge that was created to keep the minds of these young individuals active and inventive.“The goal is that they are able to engage with the subject matter while at the same time, pursuing technology to develop solutions to these problems that we pose to them every single week. It’s a very competitive focus to the platform, because we want people to be engaged and incentivised,” Christian posited.Meanwhile, the Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael, emphasised that technology is an important factor in creating innovative creations which can help mankind and moreover, the environment.“We believe that young people across Guyana, especially the out-of-school and unattached young people, will be able to benefit from this partnership. We’re looking forward to great things happening for our young people in various communities (in) regard to innovation, technology and robotics as we continue to create for them safe spaces.”She noted that the Department will this year also be facilitating a youth camp, themed “Innovate to Accelerate”, which is also part of the collaboration with STEM Guyana. The camp will run from July 23 to August 17, and will reach every administrative region of Guyana.“Every region will have at least three maximum, minimum two, camps for the July-August period. Again, young people will be exposed to robotics, recycling, tenets of the green economy, [and] animation to some extent,” the director said.last_img read more

first_img…children banned from attending funeralA Fifth Street, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara resident died after he jumped over the seawall in the village.Dead is Alberto De Jesus, 30.Relatives told Guyana Times that the father of two children begun acting in a strange manner last Thursday before running to the seawall and jumping over.His wife, Felisha Ramzan, told this publication that on the morning of the incident, her husband started acting in a “weird” manner and she told him she would take him to the hospital because something seemed amiss.“He started talking to himself and so I’ve never seen him behave like this so I told him to get dressed, I’m taking him to the hospital,” she said.Ramzan added that as they were ready to go to the hospital, she left her husband standing at the gate and returned inside to close a door, and when she returned she noticed him running toward the seawall.“I see him running and I started to scream and all the neighbours came out and started running behind him but he jumped over. I see he went down like three times,” the distraught woman said.Dead: Alberto De JesusShe related that police were immediately called to the scene and boatmen working nearby took him out of the water and made unsuccessful efforts to revive him.“Police patrol from BV Station come…They carry he Georgetown Hospital where he pronounce dead,” the woman added.The woman further said that a post-mortem examination was performed and revealed that he died from drowning.However, the woman told this publication that in her grief, more worries have been piled on as her husband’s body was removed without her consent and knowledge. She said that after probing as to who collected her husband’s body she was told that his mother went and claimed the body.She claimed that as a result of this, she and her children were banned by her husband’s family from going to his funeral. The grieving widow said that her children will not be able to see their father one last time, adding that it is causing her much distress.“Our children and I should be allowed at the funeral. I am begging the social service or police to come and intervene in this matter. These people are taking advantage on me,” she cried.last_img read more

first_imgNo one was seriously injured after a coal truck lost control on Highway 29.The Chetwynd RCMP were called to a collision on Highway 29 South on Friday at 2:15 p.m., located approximately 42km south of Chetwynd. A coal truck was traveling south bound on Highway 29 and lost control and collided with a car that was traveling north bound.The collision was a result of the coal truck sliding down a steep hill into oncoming traffic and striking the passenger vehicle. The coal truck along with the small car both entered the north bound ditch.- Advertisement -The male driver and lone occupant of the car sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Chetwynd Hospital. The male driver of the coal truck wasn’t injured.The RCMP believe road conditions were a major factor in the incident, but are still investigating the collision.last_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C — A new study by the right-wing Fraser Institute finds the vast majority of Canadians who experience living in low-income do so for short transitory periods.The study’s co-author Charles Lamman also says, ‘The perception that there’s a large growing portion of Canadians trapped in low-income, is not borne out by the study data.’- Advertisement -The analysis was based on Stats. Canada’s ‘Low Income Cut Off‘ measure, and while not specifically a poverty measure, it does allow for over-time tracking critical to assessing the difference between persistent and transitory low-come.Lammam says “This more transitory experience with low-income can be the result of unexpected but nonetheless temporary loss of employment, and policy responses for dealing with it as opposed to persistent low-income are markedly different.”The study highlights Stats. Canada research detailing characteristics of people at a higher risk of persistently being challenged low income conditions, and sites among them being physical or mental disabilities, being a member of a single parent family, and having less than a high school education.Among other things it includes a table of five consecutive six year periods, with three year overlaps and it shows the annual percentage of Canadians experiencing low-income living consistently declining — from 3.6 in the period beginning in 1993 — to 1.5 in the period beginning in 2005.Advertisement The study also found that over the last twenty years, the percentage of the Canadian population living in households below the basic needs poverty line has fallen from 6.7 per cent in 1996 to 4.8 per cent in 2009 — the latest year of available data.Meantime, the percentage living in households below Stats. Canada’s ‘LICO’ has also dropped from 15.2 in 1996 to 9.7 — again the latest year of available data.last_img read more

first_img“Across Africa, World Cup fever is running high, with the majority of Africans planning to watch the contest. However, GeoPoll data highlights the interesting facts that very few are aware of which African nations have qualified, and even fewer are predicting an African win,” said Nick Becker, CEO of GeoPoll.In a survey of 2,400 respondents across Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, GeoPoll found that respondents were fairly evenly split in believing that either Brazil or Germany was most likely to win the 2018 World Cup, with 22 percent predicting a win by Brazil and 20 percent forecasting a German win.However, in South Africa, 26 percent of men believe Brazil will come out glorious, and 26 percent believe Germany will, but South African women lean more towards Brazil, with 20 per cent predicting a win for the South American nation, while just 13 per cent think Germany will win.-African Teams-Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring Nigeria’s fourth goal against Argentina. PHOTO/DMFrom Africa’s five qualifying teams of Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia, the South African public is expecting little, with the greatest hopes being the 1 per cent of men and 3 percent of women predicting a Nigerian win.Other African teams get a smattering of win predictions, with 1 percent of South African women believing Senegal will win, but another 1 percent also predicting that each of Angola, Namibia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe will win, none of whom are participating, and 19 percent forecasting a South African win, with South Africa also having failed to qualify.Across South African men, 6 percent are expecting a win from non-qualifiers – 4 percent for South Africa, and 2 percent for Ghana – but, apart from the small hopes for Nigeria, none are predicting a win from Egypt, Morocco, Senegal or Tunisia.The same assessments are fairly similarly reflected in each of Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania.But in Nigeria and Senegal, football followers see it differently. According to 43 percent of the men of both nations, their own teams are set to win. In Nigeria, 44 percent of the women are of the same view in predicting a Nigerian win.FILE – In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Senegal’s Sadio Mane listens to national anthem prior to their friendly soccer match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, northern France. Senegal has named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that also includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midfielder Cheikh Kouyate of West Ham. (Francois Mori, file/Associated Press)However, the greatest patriotism and optimism vote goes to Senegalese women, 66 percent of whom are expecting Senegal to win the World Cup.“Clearly, for nations that have seen their own teams through both of the qualifying rounds, national confidence is high. But for the rest of Africa, not tied by national patriotism or influenced by the celebrations in qualifying thus far, the perspective is more global – and fans are not rating Africa’s chances too highly,” said Nick.Yet, despite the division between the ‘ins’ and the ‘outs’ on the chances of an African win, passion is running high for the event continent-wide, with more than 70 per cent of Africans planning to watch the contest, and the majority of them from home.Set to be watched by a home audience of more than 600m in Africa, and, overall, by more than 850m African viewers, the World Cup remains the continent’s largest single entertainment, drawing on football passion continent-wide, even as Africans watch with Brazil, Germany, and to a lesser extent Spain, in their sights as the likely winners.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares00002018 World CupNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – Africans are most expecting Brazil or Germany to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with very few Africans outside of the qualifying nations expecting an African team to win, according to a poll across six African nations released by GeoPoll.However, 43 percent of Nigerian are backing their own national team the Super Eagles to win and 49 percent of Senegalese think their Teranga Lions team will be the first African side to win the prestigious title.last_img read more

first_imgGareth Southgate has told talkSPORT players with senior England caps must realise playing for the Under-21 side isn’t a backward step.Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers are both in the Young Lions’ squad for their Euro 2015 play-off ties with Croatia after recent call-ups to Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions group.And Southgate has insisted the players, who he revealed have been positive about the decision, must realise playing in such games for the younger age group will be good for their development.He told Kick Off: “We want to get away from the perception that playing for the Under-21s is a backwards step. It’s a development opportunity and with a game like this, where it’s an intense play-off, it’s a great experience.“Someone like Luke Shaw has only got three Under-21 caps and a couple of senior caps now so he’s still, in international terms, relatively inexperienced, albeit he is a very mature player.“We also feel, moving forward, if we’re going to be successful at senior level we need players with the humility to step down and do this. Calum Chamber and Luke Shaw have done this and when we spoke to them their reaction was great and that’s encouraging.“Frankly, we’re only interested in players with that mentality.”last_img read more

first_img Lee said he wasn’t prepared for the level of dedication shown by his cast, which was headed by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as the ranch hands and included Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway and Randy Quaid. “It was magic, and I learned a lot from them,” he said. “Somehow, we really love each other. I feel I was very blessed to work with those actors, it was just lovely. I shared my life with them.” Spielberg said he used Israeli and Palestinian actors during a shootout scene in “Munich,” which recreates the real-life murders of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympics and the aftermath. After filming a key battle scene, the director was unsure how the two groups of actors would react to each other, particularly with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict still unresolved. “It was brutal because I didn’t know what was going to happen after the first take,” Spielberg said. “After I yelled ‘cut!,’ the actors all dropped their guns and hugged each other and started sobbing. I was just unglued by this.” Spielberg said it took him six years to make up his mind to direct the film, which he said aims to ask questions rather than take sides. “(`Munich’) dares not to solve any of the problems but instead it brings up painful, difficult questions,” he said. “To achieve a peace, we do ask people to look at things more from the center.” Clooney joked that he made “Good Night,” about newsman Edward R. Murrow’s efforts to expose Sen. Joseph McCarthy as a fearmonger, simply for the money. “I thought a black and white movie starring David Strathairn was my ticket to big bucks,” said Clooney, who co-wrote as well as directed the film. Clooney said the best moment for him connected to the film was when he showed the movie to his father, veteran newsman Nick Clooney, at a private screening. “I did it for my dad,” Clooney said. “He’s the guy who sticks his neck out at all the times it’s tough to stick your neck out.” Miller said “Capote,” which stars his high school friend Philip Seymour Hoffman as the late author Truman Capote, “is about our passions and how they intoxicate us. It’s about someone who wants something so badly that he tramples on whoever he has to to get it.” Hoffman has already garnered several acting prizes for his performance and is considered a shoo-in when Academy Award nominations are announced Tuesday. But Miller said he wasn’t always sure that things would turn out so well when Hoffman initially had trouble clicking in the role that covers the years Capote spent researching the best-seller “In Cold Blood.” “He was having a meltdown and I felt pretty powerless,” said Miller, who felt great relief when Hoffman began fully inhabiting the role. “Crash” director Haggis, who also wrote the script for his movie, said he wanted the film to show “the darker side of good people: I wanted to do a film about the contradictions that we all embody. We can be the villain and the hero in our own lives.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758!dtpost 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Before the DGA Awards ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel, Lee, Steven Spielberg (“Munich”), George Clooney (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), Paul Haggis (“Crash”) and newcomer Bennett Miller (“Capote”), joined together Saturday morning for a lively panel discussion centering on what they went through to get their films made and how they put them together. “There wasn’t a lot of people encouraging us to make these films,” said Clooney, who was alternately quick-witted and thoughtful during the packed event at the DGA Theater in West Hollywood. “I’m honored to be sitting here with gentlemen who all stuck their necks out.” Lee undertook “Brokeback,” a tragic love story between two male ranch hands, after directing his first big-budget major studio film, “Hulk,” which he described as “going through my midlife crisis.” Lee was ready to tackle something more intimate than bringing a comic book character to life. “When I read it, I got choked up,” Lee said. “Gay ranch hands in Wyoming is as far from me as possible. Why did I cry? You just have to be humbled by the emotion. Let’s ask the questions and respect the unknown. That’s what life is.” “Brokeback Mountain” director Ang Lee won the prestigious Directors Guild of America prize Saturday night, making him the clear favorite for the Academy Award as best director. Lee said he wished the award show had stopped after all the nominations were announced. “I think we’re all winners. We’re blessed that we’re filmmakers. What a life,” he said. All five DGA feature-film nominees had a few things in common: all directed films dealing with political and social themes – homosexuality, racism, civil liberties and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and did so in a compressed period of time without big studio budgets. last_img

first_imgFor the 2nd time this season Malin produced a marvellous fight back to claim a share of the spoils against N Conaill on Sunday.In the league meeting in Connolly Park in April, Malin snatched a last gasp goal with the last kick of the game and Sunday’s encounter in Glenties followed a similar pattern to the their championship meeting, when last year’s beaten county finalists raced into an early lead, but Terence Colhouns men’s battling qualities and never say attitude came to the fore once again as they levelled the game in stoppage time.Malin lining out minus a few regulars due to injury and holiday commitments, were playing into a stiff breeze and couldn’t have wished for a worse start to the game as they fell behind to a Dermot Molloy goal in the first minute Two Anthony Kelly points from frees helped to reduce the deficit but it wasn’t long before the home side increased their lead as points from Brendan Mc Dyer, Leon Thompson(2), Marty Boyle and a fine effort from Dermot Molloy pushed the south Donegal men further in front. Paul McLaughlin pointed for Malin as the first half drew to a close leaving the scoreline 1.5 to 0.3 in favour of N Conaill.Malin came out in the 2nd half with the advantage of the breeze at their backs but it looked as if would have little bearing on the outcome as Leon Thompson and Brendan Mc Dyer knocked over points early in the second half to stretch their lead out to seven points.Anthony Kelly and Daniel Mc Daid kept Malin in touch but their prospects were looking bleak as points from Brick Molloy and Brendan Mc Dyer saw Naomh Conaill leading by seven points with 12 minutes left.While lesser sides would have wilted, Malin displayed the same never say die attitude as they did in their previous two meetings with the N Conaill side. A goal on the 49th minute from Adam Byrne who missed a large chunk of the season threw the visitors a lifeline. Spurred on by this, Malin had the home side on the back foot and were forced to bring on county star Anthony Thompson in attempt to steady the ship. 3 unanswered points from the impressive Anthony Kelly left the bare minimum between the sides as the clock ticked down. By this stage Malin were throwing everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at their hosts and they got their reward deep in stoppage time as Seamus Doherty fired over, much to the delight of the Malin following. The draw means that Malin remain a point ahead of Paddy Campbell’s side, and sit in 4th position in the Division 1 standings with 6 games remaining.Naomh Conaill: Stephen Mc Grath; Tommy Donoughue, Jason Campbell, Johnny Bonner; Aaron Thompson, Cathal Ellis, Marty Boyle(0-1); Johnny Mc Loone, Mark Gallagher; Brendan Mc Dyer (0-3),John O’Malley, Eunan Doherty; Dermot Molloy (1-2 1f), Leo Mc Loone, Leon Thompson(0-3). Subs: Anthony Thompson and AJ GallagherMalin: Declan Lafferty; Michael McLaughlin, Daniel Greene, Charlie Byrne; Ciaran Mc Colgan, Declan Walsh, Gary Farren; Michael Byrne, Anthony Kelly (0-6 5f); Gerard Greene, Conor Farren, Seamus Doherty(0-1); Paul McLaughlin (0-1), Daniel Mc Daid, Damien Harkin. Sub: Adam Byrne(1-0) GAA NEWS: MALIN FIGHT BACK TO HOLD NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: August 19th, 2013 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) Tags:GAA NEWS: MALIN FIGHT BACK TO HOLD NAOMH CONAILLlast_img read more

first_imgThe transfer window may be closed in Europe but the gossip never stops.Here’s the latest news and rumours in Saturday’s national newspapers and online… impact José Mourinho has a clear target in mind to strengthen his Manchester United frontline. He wants Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who has a €110million release clause in his contract. (AS)Manchester United are refusing to sell outcast Anthony Martial because they would owe 50 per cent of the profits to Monaco. Old Trafford chief Jose Mourinho has played the Frenchman for just 60 minutes in all competitions this season. But Ed Woodward will not sanction a sale to a Premier League rival and, after crunching the numbers, does not see any value in allowing Martial to join a European club. (The Sun)Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was desperate to sign Ethan Ampadu when the Wales and Chelsea sensation was only 12. The 18-year-old was playing for Exeter at the time when he impressed the legendary boss during a junior football tournament at Old Trafford in 2013. FULL STORY HERE smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures RANKED Manchester City have sent scouts to keep track of highly-rated Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien, according to reports in France. The 23-year-old has been a stand-out performer in Ligue 1 for the past few seasons and he has been tipped for a big-money move in the near future. FULL STORY HEREPep Guardiola has denied knowing Kevin De Bruyne’s release clause after the Manchester City manager appeared to reveal it in an interview. De Bruyne, the Belgium midfielder, was said to be available for any club willing to cough up £223million. FULL STORY HEREPep Guardiola has spoken of his desire to move into international management — but has ruled out the possibility of coaching Spain. (The Times) Anthony Martial will not be sold by Manchester United REVEALED Tottenham had the chance to sign Marco Asensio in 2014 but Mauricio Pochettino turned it down. The Real Madrid superstar was recommended to the Spurs boss by top scout Ramon Planes. FULL STORY HEREFulham are trying to tie Ryan Sessegnon to a new contract – but face a long process if they are to pull it off. Sessegnon, 18, has two years left on his current deal. The Cottaghers are keen for their boy wonder to pen fresh terms yet they have made little progress in their efforts to do so. (The Sun)Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France. The 23-year-old forward was in scintillating form for the French club last season, bagging 13 goals in 36 Ligue 1 games. FULL STORY HERERafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager, insists he has no regrets about selling Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham, even though the Serbian is the Premier League’s top goalscorer. Mitrovic has scored six goals in his last four games for club and country, while Newcastle have managed just four goals all season. (Daily Telegraph) highlights silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 3 MONEY Aleksandar Mitrovic has been outstanding for Fulham so far this season center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF 3 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more