Clerk charged for stealing millions in fuel, gold

first_imgA clerk was on Friday made to stand before City Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of stealing M worth of items from his employer.Rondell SahadeoRondell Sahadeo, 28, of Campbellville, Georgetown, was not required to plea to the offence when it was read to him.The charge stated that between May 29 and June 4, 2016, at Omai, Essequibo River, while being a clerk for Paul Garvy, he stole 710 grams of raw gold valued $5.7M and 80 drums of diesel valued $4M, property of Paul Garvy.Police Prosecutor Kerry Bostwick had no objections when the bail application was made.Bail was set in at $1M and Sahadeo was ordered to return to court on September 6.As a condition of bail, the defendant was also ordered to lodge his passport at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).last_img read more

Tribute To Sheikh Kafumba Konneh

first_imgSheikh Kafumba Konneh was a patriot whose love of country was undying and unimpeachable. He was a man of God who saw God’s grace in all God’s people, irrespective of creed. He was an erudite religious scholar whose deep knowledge and proper understanding of the tenets of the Religions of Abraham fortified him to be a courageous and tenacious peacemaker when violence and strife captured our country. He was the last of the legendary trio consisting of Archbishop Michael Francis, Bishop Nah Dixon and himself who remained the moral compass of our society when violence, ambition and greed smothered truth, shattered peace and threatened to extinguish our common heritage.I have known Sheikh Kafumba for about 40 years and have watched his evolution from a magistrate devoted to issues of the Rule of Law and justice for the poor, to an early supporter and member of the Unity Party of Dr. Edward Kesselly in the mid-1980s, and his transformation into a distinguished religious scholar, understanding the deeper meaning of religion that binds us in our common humanity. Like Ibn Khalidun, the 14th century Islamic scholar, Sheikh Kafumba explored the intersections of religion, culture, science, and politics to embed tolerance, promote scientific knowledge, and build a peaceful, inclusive and progressive society. We owe Sheikh Kafumba Konneh an enormous debt of gratitude. The fact that our violent conflict did not degenerate into a religious war can be attributed in large measure to his efforts. He was the boldest champion for religious tolerance. I recall our mission to Libya in 1993 in the search of peace. As Colonel Khadafi lectured us about his African revolution, Sheikh Kafumba lectured him back about the detrimental role of the Libyan leader in the Liberian conflict. We sat in wonderment at the courage, eloquence, and profound analysis of Sheikh Kafumba at a time and in a situation where others would have been tempted to be opportunistic and sycophantic.I personally owe a debt of gratitude to Sheikh Kafumba for enhancing my understanding of the meaning of tolerance and for helping me deepen my appreciation of the diversity of our society and my respect for that diversity. Sheikh Kafumba dedicated himself to the struggle to end marginalization, ensure that we respect each other and use our diversity as building blocks for a better society and not as stumbling blocks to progress or walls to separate us from each other.I also owe Sheikh Kafumba further for rescuing me and taking me out of harm’s way when my life was threatened in 2000 when armed security men stormed the offices of the Center for Democratic Empowerment, violently assaulted the staff, plundered and destroyed equipment and almost killed Conmany Wesseh and brutally assaulted me. Sheikh Kafumba appeared out of nowhere, pulled me up from the ground and sped me off to safety.We thank you Sheikh; we honor you!To the family that nourished him, we say thank you; we will remain grateful to you. To the religious community he led, we ask that his virtues and values continue to guide you.To the Liberian society he struggled to preserve and reform, let us continue to deepen our appreciation of the richness of diversity and our respect for one another irrespective of creed, ethnicity, social standing and political persuasion. May God Almighty bestow his grace on us all. Thank you.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 2 RDC not consulted on removal of pedestrian crossings

first_img…says dangerous situation createdThe Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two (Pomeroon /Supenaam) is calling on the Public Infrastructure Minister (MPI) and other relevant authorities to revisit the decision to remove some pedestrian crossings that were placed along the Essequibo Coast public road.Noting that it had not been consulted about the repainting and removal of existing pedestrian crossings on that public road, the RDC is expressing great disappointment at the way the project was conducted, and concern about the lack of consultation thereon.The RDC has said the pedestrian crossings placed at key areas have been removed. For example, the crossing in Affiance Village next to the busy Imam Bacchus Co. Ltd has been removed. That area, the RDC noted, has a school, supermarket, rice factory, and play park.The RDC added that there has been one fatal accident involving a car and a pedestrian since the removal of that crossing.The RDC has said it raised its concern on the matter by way of letter written to the Public Infrastructure Minister, but to date has not received any response. Nevertheless, the RDC has said it is calling on the minister to urgently intervene and take appropriate action to correct this dangerous situation created on the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more

College Looking Squarely At An $875,000 Shortfall

first_imgThe post-secondary institution is reporting an $875,000 deficit.In a release today, NLC cited a number of factors that led to the current situation.Reduced operational funding from the Province’s Ministry of Advanced Education, as outlined in the 2013 provincial budget;Eliminated base budget funding for English as a Second Language instruction;Mandated wage and salary step increases for unionized staff members;Increased amortization costs; andIncreased building maintenance and utilities costs.A news conference has been called to answer questions and explain the details.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Do-nothing officials

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S a good thing that the greater Los Angeles area has such a strong delegation in Washington, D.C. – otherwise actor Karl Malden might never have received that post office in Brentwood named in his honor. Yes, that is a bit of sarcasm at the expense of the congressmen and congresswomen who were elected to represent the country’s second-most-populous city and its suburbs. But they deserve this tweak because despite the economic and cultural stature of California, our representatives still evidently allow themselves to be treated like rubes when it comes to getting what their constituents need. A Daily News examination of the legislative records of the pols who represent the San Fernando Valley and adjacent areas found dismal success. Last year, only 2 percent of their total bills passed. It’s not for lack of trying: Reps. Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, Henry Waxman, Adam Schiff, Elton Gallegly and others collectively introduced a respectable amount of bills, including one to clean up perchlorate. But few find any sort of support or get hearings before the full Congress. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Berman certainly deserves credit for getting part of the 405 car-pool-lane funds last year, but that shouldn’t be the only accomplishment of note – it should be among many. California in general, and Southern California in particular, are hardly the backwaters that they might have been a century ago. Yet the power structure in Washington, D.C., doesn’t seem to have noticed it. And that’s the fault of those elected to represent the region. At the very least, California lawmakers should wield the same power as all other states. And, realistically, they should have power advantages. If Southern California’s federal lawmakers banded together and started using their weight, they could be a serious force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the same forces that have allowed state politics to become mired by special interests are at work to ensure perpetual electoral victories for the region’s particularly weak representative class – despite records that show they are mostly do-nothings.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: FUN DAY AT RAPHOE TOWN FC’S NEW PITCH

first_imgA very successful fun day was held by Raphoe Town FC at their new playing fields outside of the town.Hundreds of people turned out for the day….Joe Boland from NorthWest NewsPix was there. PICTURE SPECIAL: FUN DAY AT RAPHOE TOWN FC’S NEW PITCH was last modified: September 13th, 2015 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:Football Clubfun dayRaphoe Townlast_img read more

Mourinho takes aim at Man United hierarchy by calling West Ham star a ‘monster’

first_imgMoves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng were all mooted – before ultimately fell short.The Portuguese’s position at Old Trafford may soon become untenable given the way the season has started.Defeat in east London marks United’s worst start to a season for 29 years. Romelu Lukaku was marshalled out of the game superbly by the young Frenchman 2 Diop was superb for the Hammers on Saturday lunchtime Jose Mourinho appeared to make a less-than subtle dig at the Manchester United hierarchy in the wake of their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.Felipe Anderson and an own goal from Victor Lindelof gave the Hammers a 2-0 lead going into the second-half before Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back. But it was to be in vain for the Red Devils as Marko Arnautovic finished smartly past David De Gea to give the Hammers all three points.While Mourinho’s team selection left many people confused, it was the post-match interview he gave to BT Sport which also intrigued listeners.In an apparent dig at the lack of transfer activity, Mourinho said: “Congratulations to the scout that found the 21-year-old kid, Diop. He was a monster.“He dominated everything in the duels.”Much was made of Mourinho’s failure to capture a marquee centre-half signing in the summer, despite his obvious desire to bring one in. 2last_img read more

Irish counties ranked by overseas visitor numbers – where does Donegal come in?

first_imgDonegal has been ranked as the eighth most popular destination for overseas tourists in 2015.The figures released by Fáilte Ireland show that 289,000 visitors travelled to Donegal from overseas last year.Tourists visiting from abroad brought in €83m of revenue to the county in 2015, which meant Donegal ranked in eighth place in a survey of tourism earnings. The statistics were provided by Fáilte Ireland to Independent.ie, and were based on rolling, three-year averages from their studies of overseas travellers.Dublin was placed top of both lists, with 4,938,000 overseas visitors bringing in €1,726m to the county.Cork, Galway, Kerry and Clare make up the rest of the top five destinations in terms of visitor numbers. The top five highest earning tourism counties are Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kerry and Limerick.Irish counties ranked by overseas visitor numbers – where does Donegal come in? was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

It takes THREE — Geocache of the Week

first_imgFriends are great for laughing, building confidence, and helping to find geocaches. These are the foundations of any true friendship. While we all need a friend to lean on from time to time for a smiley, there are a few caches that require you to bring friends along. For this geocache, it takes two. Difficulty:3Terrain:1.5 Location:Washington, United StatesN 47° 31.965′ W 122° 02.179′ TraditionalGC7WE07by Bouncebouncecenter_img SharePrint RelatedHow to have a ball when creating a geocache: Interview with cache owner Bouncebounce!April 23, 2019In “News”S.P.D. #1 – Welcome! — Geocache of the WeekApril 26, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Thank a geocaching volunteer dayMay 21, 2019In “Volunteers” Tucked away behind an archaic gas station in Washington state is a Traditional Cache—an expert collaboration between two prominent hiders: Bouncebounce & Goblindust. Both cache owners are electronically adept and have the geocaching acumen to pull something like this off. If you’ve heard these names before, it is no surprise that electronics and buttons are involved to solve this cache.As soon as you walk behind the building, you come face to face with a giant cigar sign: your smoking gun that lets you know there’s a geocache nearby. Even if you spot the container, it isn’t enough. It’s up to you to find six buttons scattered throughout the area. They are inconveniently placed too far away to reach for one or two people to “pole” off, therefore teamwork is essential to clinch this smiley. If your team is in position to press all six buttons at the same time, you’ll be in funny positions and the cache container will magically open to reveal what’s inside. SWAG, trackables, and a ‘sasquatch search agency’ sticker appear,along with the logbook for you and your team to sign.Bouncebounce and Goblindust put their minds together to create this fun and entertaining geocache which promotes teamwork within the community. Reading through the logs on the cache page is a testament to how engaging and thoughtful this geocache is. Goblindust’s creative hides were previously highlighted in our blog, so we’re giving a shout out to Bouncebounce about how he comes up with his creative cache concepts. Look out for the interview tomorrow!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

The Awesome Robots Behind the Camera

first_imgMark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC)Image via MRMCMRMC has made a name for themselves with the Milo motion control system. They actually have an entire series of motion control robotic arms that have been used on a ton of feature films.The Milo is so well known because of its portability and quick setup. The entire rig can be set up and ready to shoot in 35 minutes.Not only has the Milo been used on a series of award winning films, it made its runway debut at Paris Fashion Week.Check out the whole series of cranes and rigs MRMC has built in this awesome promo video. Ever used one of these devices on set? Want more articles on awesome film tech? Let us know in the comments below Over the past 5 years, Motion Control Operators have been creating incredible robotic arms that make precision and repetitive cinematography a possibility.Cover image via Robert CoutoIf you ever encounter a dolly and crane that can completely control itself, then you just found yourself a motion control camera setup. These devices are commonly used to sync live action shots with digital VFX, but as they have progressed technologically, they are becoming a cinematographer’s dream tool. Let’s take a look at the machines from Bot & Dolly and Mark Roberts Motion Control.Bot & DollyImage via Bot & DollyBot & Dolly specializes in creating motion control mechanical arms with custom software for filmmakers, architects, and digital fabricators. They have also created several machines for art and entertainment installations, like the ones used in the video Box.The team at Bot & Dolly once received a commission from Google as one of their earliest project. The created a robotic arm that could be controlled by Nexus devices. Needless to say, it impressed… considering Google then purchased the company afterwards.Meanwhile, the company teamed up with director Alfonso Cuarón to help him achieve the weightlessness of space in Gravity. With the intense amount of pre-visualization required for the film, Bot & Dolly had references to the entire movement of the film. The storyboards and animated sequences planned out the film’s entire choreography. With that information, they were able to plan all the camera movements before hand. They would be able to film Sandra Bullock like never before. The Bot & Dolly IRIS system was not only able to get into tight places, it could repeat the exact same movements repeatedly, allowing them to perfectly sync with the digital VFX.Director and Actor Keanu Reeves was also an early adopter of Bot & Dolly’s technology. He aimed to shoot the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi using actors instead of the CGI elements other films had used historically.It’s hard to give an update on Bot & Dolly, as the company has gone silent since being acquired by Google in 2013. Who knows what advances they have made since. Until we hear more, you can still enjoy the company’s show reel.last_img read more