“Shoe Lace” gets life imprisonment for businessman’s death

first_imgRobbery-murderAfter a jury found him guilty of killing a man for which he was paid $60,000, Phillip “Shoe Lace” Paul was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment at the Georgetown High Court. It was during his trial that it was revealed that he was paid by an accomplice called “Tall Man” for the December 2012 murder of Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman Kamal Ramsahoye who met his demise when the killers stumbled upon him as they were about to rob his home.Only “Shoe Lace” was on trial for the man’s murder and he had nothing to say before Justice Sandil Kissoon handed down the life sentence. The Judge ordered that he serve 30 years in jail before becoming eligible for parole after considering that the victim was stabbed 14 times about his body. The Judge had started at a base sentence of 36 years before parole, but took off six years for the time the accused spent on remand.Ramsahoye’s relatives said that they fully agreed with the court’s decision as they continued to deal with their loss. The prosecution’s case, which was led by Attorneys Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt, was that, under caution, Paul told Police that he saw his friend “Tall Man” on the “line top” (Railway Embankment) and invited him to go to a house in Annandale.After they scaled a fence, they entered Ramsahoye’s home, but encountered the homeowner who ran, but they caught up with him, and “Shoe Lace” reportedly held the businessman while “Tall Man” stabbed him to death. They then searched the man’s home and made off with a large sum of cash, after which “Tall Man” gave “Shoe Lace” $60,000 and the two parted company.Paul was represented by Attorney Brandon De Santos who had appealed for mercy, citing that his client was only 19 at the commissioning of the crime.However, the State proffered that the court should consider the seriousness and prevalence of robberies in societylast_img read more


first_imgAGM: Buncrana GAA will hold its Executive Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th November 2012 in the Club House at 5pm.Sam Maguire Photographs: Photographs of the Sam Maguire taken in the Plaza on Sunday 28th October by Angela Tourish can now be collected. Please phone 0863068662 to arrange collection.Ryan Bradley Coaching Sessions: Ryan Bradley GAA Coaching Sessions for under 6’s are taking place every Saturday in Crana College, with children asked to be present at 11.15am. A €2 contribution will be used exclusively to purchase equipment and gear for participating children. The sessions focus on fun, enjoyment, participation, balance, coordination and basic skill of football and hurling. U8 Football: Under 8 football coaching sessions are taking place in Crana College on Friday nights at 6.30 and all are welcome.Senior Football: Our Senior Footballers traveled to Termon on Sunday afternoon and we’re unfortunately to only come away with a draw. Buncrana started brightly and went into a three points to one lead after ten minutes. Darach O’Connor, Ryan Currran and Garbhan Friel were particularly lively inside, winning plenty of possession from good passes from Odhran Doherty, Patrick McMyler and Kevin O’Loughlin. Termon responded to create a goal chance, however Noel O’Donnell pulled off a great save to deny the home side. Unfortunately Noel was unable to deny them a second time just before halftime, which meant the sides went in level at halftime. HT Termon 1-2 Buncrana 0-5. Termon came out fighting early in the second half and began to cause problems for the Buncrana defence, registering an early point. However the introduction of Paul McGonigle at full proved crucial for Buncrana, with McGonigle registering three scores from distance to swing the game in Buncrana’s favour. This was followed by a great score wide on the left hand side by Garbhan Friel to give Buncrana a three point lead with minutes remaining. Unfortunately an error by Oisin Doherty lead to a penalty for Termon which was duly converted, resulting in a draw. Buncrana must now focus on their final league game of the season, which will be versus Termon again, on the weekend of 1st/2nd December at the Scarvey.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €3,200 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 13th November in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:7, 15, 16, 27. There was no jackpot winner that week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Neil Doherty, TirmacoolGerard Bonner, Grianan ParkM. Kavanagh, 2 Castle AvenueLiam Poet, c/o Bookies David McConnell, AllendaleCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 19th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Irish Water to refund customers – here’s how to calculate what you are owed

first_imgIrish Water has announced that domestic water charges will be rolled out in the coming months.Irish Water will be refunding almost one million payments for those who paid domestic billing charges. The total sum paid will be refunded in full. They will send a cheque attached to a letter to the account holder at their registered address.If you have moved or have to amend any other contact details, Irish Water ask that you update your account information immediately by contacting Callsave on 1850 448 448 or +353 1 707 2824, Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. Irish Water estimates that the average amount being refunded is as follows:Unmetered households with more than one occupant who paid all five bills could receive a refund of up to €325.Unmetered households with a single occupant who paid all five bills could receive a refund of up to €200.Metered households, including those who availed of allowances for children may be due less.Irish Water says: “Refunds of almost one million payments will start as soon as the necessary legislation has passed and government funding has been put in place. This process will take a number of months.“We want to refund our customers efficiently and securely within the timeframe given. Cheques are the most effective method available to do this while also ensuring we refund to the correct person.“Irish Water will never contact you looking for bank account details. If you receive such a call or email please let us know on 1850 448 448.” To sign in and calculate what you are owed, follow the link below:https://www.water.ie/for-home/refunds/domestic-water-charges/Note: The conservation grant is separate and will not affect the amount to be refunded. The refund will be based on the amount you paid for water services.Irish Water to refund customers – here’s how to calculate what you are owed was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalIrish Waterrefundslast_img read more

Amaly wins Arcata Eye of the Tigers soccer tournament

first_imgArcata >> For the 14th consecutive year, the Arcata girls soccer team hosted its annual Eye of the Tiger Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Arcata Sports Complex.Along with Arcata, three other programs — Eureka, McKinleyville and Fortuna — represented the area. Analy, Windsor, Ukiah and Cardinal-Newman all made the trip north to represent the non-local teams and rounded out an eight-team bracket.The tournament, according to Arcata head coach Jack Bareilles, represents a chance for teams …last_img

VP Joe Biden To Host Google Hangout On Gun Violence

first_imgfruzsina eordogh Tags:#Google#Government#politics#social video The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts center_img What is the 21st Century equivalent of Franklin Roosevelt’s famous radio addresses to the nation known as “Fireside chats?” The White House seems to think Google+ Hangouts is it, as the administration is calling its series of video-chat conferences “Fireside Hangouts.” The first Fireside Hangout under the new administration, as announced today on an official Google blog post,  will focus on the reduction of gun violence, specifically “the White House policy recommendations.” Besides Vice President Joe Biden who is leading the Hangout,  guests include two very big names in different corners of the tech industry: Silicon Valley’s favorite entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki and YouTube celebrity and businessman Philip DeFranco. PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan will moderate.(See video of Guy Kawasaki in conversation with ReadWrite Editor in Chief Dan Lyons: Guy Kawasaki On Android vs. iPhone and Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing In The 21st Century.) Conspicuously absent from the Hangout?Any community leader or organization that deals with reducing gun violence (like the Chicago initiative CeaseFire, for example). It is unclear how Kawasaki and DeFranco have been affected by gun violence, and their inclusion in this hangout – which is bound to attract digital mobs of impassioned people – reads like as a ploy to get press and increase Hangout attendance among the Technorati crowd.     The Fireside Hangout on reducing gun violence will take place on Thursday, January 24 at 1:45pm Eastern Time, and viewers can tune in via the White House Google+ page or its YouTube channel.   Biden image courtesy of Jason and Bonnie Grower / Shutterstock.com. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendly

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Becoming his own man MEXICO CITY – Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint.Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around the world, hauling tons of equipment. The cars use up and discard hundreds of tires during the season. And despite using hybrid engines, the series this year increased the allowable fuel consumption per race.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ferra Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendlyri driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)Yet that won’t stop defending champion Lewis Hamilton from using his social media platforms to call for an awareness of global warming, calling for changes in farming, diet and a reduction in polluting materials.The drivers’ news conference Thursday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race in a city of 22 million people choked with smog, was dominated by questions on Hamilton’s recent public admonishments on global warming, his support from other drivers, and whether it is hypocritical considering the arena in which they compete.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceHamilton sparked the issue with a recent Instagram post venting to millions of followers his frustrations about large commercial farming and deforestation, global travel and consumer diets. He urged others to go vegan like him.“It’s my platform and we all have a voice,” Hamilton said. “It’s not the easiest, because yes, we are traveling around the world and racing cars. It doesn’t mean we should be afraid to speak up for positive change. I’m always looking at things I can improve the effect.”center_img This jewelry designer is also an architect Formula One officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The series shifted its engine technology to a more environmentally friendly hybrid engine in 2014. But F1 also this year increased allowable fuel consumption for the cars from 27 gallons (105 kilograms) to 29 (110 kilograms) per race in order to boost power.Speaking at a German auto show in September, F1 CEO and President Chase Carey lauded the hybrid engine as a model for reducing carbon emissions.“The Formula 1 hybrid engine is the most efficient in the world and has a critical role to play to address the wider global environmental issue,” Carey said. “I think the solution to the environmental situation is going to be many and not just one and while I appreciate electric has got the attention and has hit a sweet spot at the moment, I think electric will be part of the solution but has issues such as battery disposal that still need to be addressed.”An alternate series, Formula E, uses only electric cars. Initiated by Jean Todt, head of the FIA governing body of world motorsport, Formula E launched in 2014. That series also races in cities around the world, including Mexico City, Beijing, Berlin and New York.Hamilton, who is chasing a sixth F1 championship this weekend, said he won’t be making a switch after his F1 career.“I have no interest whatsoever in Formula E,” Hamilton said. /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hamilton said he drives an electric car at home, and has sold off his plane and some of his fleet of automobiles. He said he has also cut back on travel and restricts what products can be brought into his office and home. He said he has pushed fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, a friend and business partner, to design clothes with sustainable fabric.“I don’t allow anyone in my office or my household to buy any plastics. I want everything recyclable down to deodorant, down to a toothbrush, all these kind of things. I’m trying to make as much change as I can in my personal space,” said Hamilton, who is British. “I try to make sure that by the end of the year I’m carbon neutral. I’m trying to make as much change as I can in my personal space.”Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel said he supports Hamilton’s effort to take a public stand, while acknowledging that F1 drivers may not be taken seriously on the issue.“You would be ignorant if you didn’t look at it,” Vettel said. “It’s very difficult for us to get acceptance from the outside. We don’t have the smallest footprint. The races happen around the world. Formula One, I feel, should do more. It’s a worldwide platform. We should send a much stronger message on the subject.”The series could wield influence with its corporate sponsors, Vettel said.ADVERTISEMENT Final stretch: Wild chase for UAAP Final Four berths going down the wire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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David Beckham and Kaka could be in India for Premier Futsal

first_imgIndian football progress continues at a snail’s pace but international footballers are making a beeline to tap the Indian market. Clearly, Indian sport hasn’t taken off as much as business of Indian sport has.Premier Futsal which introduced the concept of five a side indoor football for the first time to Indian sports lovers with a host of former international stars now claims to be in talks with the likes of David Beckham and Kaka for its next edition. “It is not because of the money that they are coming. It’s about our vision which they are interested in. Both Beckham and Kaka,” Managing Director and co-founder of Premier Futsal, Dinesh Raj said.A host of international stars such as Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Michel Salgado, Falcao and Hernan Crespo lighted up the tournament this year attracting fans by their presence.Before Futsal, the Indian Super League (ISL), now 2 years old took the lead in bringing top draw stars to play in India. ISL has got some of the topmost stars from Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Joan Capdevila to compete in India representing different franchisees.But unlike ISL where some of the marquee players, looked like a pale shadow of their former selves were found wanting, Futsal presents them with a perfect fit to regale fans with their ball trickery.last_img read more

Wrist injury forces Scotland batsman Matt Machan to retire at age 26

first_imgScotland and Sussex batsman Matt Machan has been forced to call curtains on his career at the age of just 26 because of a wrist injury.The left-hander had earlier ruled out of the second half of the 2016 English domestic season in order to undergo surgery on what his Sussex coach Mark Davis described a ‘repetitive’ wrist injury.However, Machan, who was a part of the Scotland squad in 2015 World Cup as well as in the 2016 World T20, failed to alleviate the problem fully by going under the knife and, now, he has decided to retire from the game.Deeply saddened to announce the news, Machan insisted that he had taken the decision following a medical advice and keeping in mind his long-term health.”It is with great sadness and an extremely heavy heart that I have to announce my retirement from the professional game due to a wrist injury. Following medical advice, my long-term health is most important to me and I have to take that into account,” cricket.com.au quoted Machan as saying.The 26-year-old, who made his international debut in 2013, also said that he feels extremely sad to see his career cut short at a time when he just started performing at his menacing best.”I believe as a batsman I was only just starting to come into my own and it is a real shame that this has been cut short so early as I believe I had so much still to offer Sussex over the next few years,” he added.advertisementWith the development, Machan became the latest cricketer in his mid-20s to announce shocking retirement this year. In April, Surrey and England all-rounder Zafar Ansari called curtains on his cricketing career at the age of 25 while NSW batsman Ryan Carters bid adieu to the game in May at the age of just 26.Machan, who appeared in 36 matches across ODIs and T20Is and scored 1,141 runs with six fifties and one century, will be best remembered for his match-winning performance during Scotland’s breakthrough victory against Hong Kong at the World T20 last year. He smashed 15 runs from just four balls, including a six, to finish the match and hand Scotland their first major victory at a world event after 17 years.last_img read more

Watch: Lionel Messi bamboozles his pet dog during holidays

first_imgWhile everyone is holidaying and enjoying the beaches of America, Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was seen doing things differently during his holiday post the World Cup.Messi, who is yet to join his Barcelona teammates for the new season after the World Cup, was seen enjoying his time with a dog in a garden under the sun.Messi, 31, was seen playing around with his Dogue de Bordeaux — a large French Mastiff. Messi was juggling the ball around while the dog tried to catch it and despite numerous attempts, much like defenders, it failed to get the ball off his feet.The video of him doing the ‘Keep-ups’ dribbling drill with his dog was posted by his wife Antonella Roccuzzo on Instagram. As Messi continued to bamboozle the ‘big dog’, his children were heard laughing at the poor’s dog’s expense, which ran out of breath after chasing shadows from one side to another.However, Messi’s time playing in the lawns will soon be over as he is all set to join his teammates to prepare for the new season after a disappointing World Cup with Argentina, where they were knocked out in the round-of-16 by eventual champions France.Messi along with Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique will return to Barcelona training on Tuesday at Sant Joan Despi while their teammates continue on their tour of the United States.Barcelona’s next assignment will be the Supercopa de Espana against Sevilla on August 13 and that will be followed by the Joan Gamper Trophy final against Boca Juniors on August 14. Their La Liga campaign will be underway against Alaves from August 19.advertisementMessi will again be the main man for Barcelona as they look to win back-to-back La Ligas and go further in the Champions League.last_img read more

Cocu tight-lipped on Rooney rumours

first_imgDerby County manager Phillip Cocu has remained tight-lipped over rumours that Wayne Rooney could be about to sign for the Championship outfit.The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Rams and sources have told Goal that should Rooney sign for the club it would be in a player-coach role.Key to the former Manchester United striker’s decision could be the opportunity to return to England as he could commute to Derby from his home in Cheshire, while also being offered the chance to further his coaching career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking after Derby’s opening-day 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town, Cocu refused to be drawn on the matter.“At the moment I cannot say anything,” the 48-year-old told Sky Sports.”Like I said before, the team we are working on completing, the team we said is not complete yet, it’s true we are working on getting the team done. I cannot say anything about names before things are done.”We have a lot of players we think could be an asset for the team, you try to get the best you can with resources you have at the club. A few more days and hopefully I can tell you something more,” he added.The news on Monday that Rooney is considering returning to England and leaving DC United was greeted with general shock given his form for the MLS club since signing for them in 2018.Under his guidance, DC reached the MLS postseason last year and are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference.So far in the 2019 season, Rooney has registered an impressive 13 goals from 25 appearances in all competitions and believes he could still cut in the Premier League.Should he make the move to Derby, England’s all-time leading scorer would be following in the steps of Frank Lampard by making his first move into coaching at Pride Park, with the latter, of course, departing the Rams this summer to take over at Chelsea.In his place, Cocu has signed Graeme Shinnie and Krystian Bielik on permanent deals, while bolstering his ranks with Kieran Dowell and Matthew Clarke on loan.They also began the 2019-20 season in a positive manner and a spirited first-half showing from Tom Lawrence ensured they left Yorkshire with three points from a 2-1 win on Monday night.last_img read more