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Implicated Cop turns self in

first_img“Saga” execution…professes innocence, claims he was “set up”One day after being implicated in the execution of Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”, Police intelligence rank, Corporal Derwin Eastman has surrendered to detectives at the Brickdam Police Station. This was confirmed by A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman.His name was reportedly called by Aubrey Bobb, 26, of Kitty, Georgetown, who was arraigned for the murder. Bobb claimed that Corporal Eastman had loaned him the firearm to shoot the businessman as he was leaving a Kitty hotel in theImplicated Cop: Corporal Eastman receiving his award as Best Cop in A Division in 2015company of a female last month.After making the allegation, Eastman was contacted via mobile phone to visit the Criminal Investigations Department. On Wednesday last, another rank was taken into custody since his name was also called during investigations into the execution.However, Eastman is of the view that he was set up since he was not in any way connected to the fatal shooting which occurred on October 12. He told reporters on Thursday that he was “set up” by members of the Guyana Police Force.Nevertheless, he noted that he would have arrested the accused on several occasions for armed robbery and feels that the suspect is implicating him in the murder as “payback”.Eastman is also holding out that after Scipio was killed, he along with other investigating ranks reviewed the CCTV footage and he was able to identify and name Bobb as the shooter. In light of the recent allegations, Eastman is requesting a confrontation between him and the suspect.A senior Police rank when contacted, told Guyana Times that Eastman is being questioned based on a statement given to the Police by the suspect who is already incarcerated for the murder. He however noted that the bullet that killed Scipio did not match that the gun belonging to Eastman.“We are however looking at all angles since we have reports that Eastman might have been involved in activities that are not consistent with policing duties.” With this in mind, the senior rank noted that investigations are continuing.Corporal Derwin Eastman, who joined the Guyana Police Force in 2012, was commended for his exemplary work in the Force in 2015 and was awarded the Best Cop prize at the Force’s annual prize giving ceremony. On the night of the fatal shooting, the well-known businessman was reportedly leaving the hotel in the company of a female and as he approached his motorcar, he was accosted by the lone gunman who arrived on a motorcycle. Initially, the incident seemed as though it was a robbery since the gunman relieved the businessman, who is also called “Saga” of the gold chain he was wearing, but Police are now working on a theory that Scipio’s death might have been a hit.After relieving the man of his jewellery and other valuables, the perpetrator reportedly fled the scene but not before shooting the businessman to the right-side of his abdomen. Scipio fell to the ground and was picked up and taken to a private medical facility where he subsequently died. From reports received, he died as a result of severe damage to his intestines. In April 2011, the businessman was shot at Cummings Lodge during a shootout after four armed men discharged rounds during a robbery.last_img read more

Polehoykie leads way at PG Iceman

first_img-submittedThree participants from Fort St. John went to Prince George this past weekend to compete in the 22nd annual Iceman competition. It included a 8km cross country ski, a 10 km run, a 5km skate, a 5km run and finally a 800m swim (in the pool of course). – Advertisement -Weather was cloudy with brisk south winds and around zero degress. Barb Polehoykie won gold, first in her division of age 40 plus females, Kathryn Fairweather came 13th in the open females category, and Gord Harris was 5th in the men’s 50 plus category.last_img

Were hopes to light up AFC charge on return

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) “I think this was the right decision for me to make because while playing abroad, we have so many challenges of our own. I think this will help me to get back on top and I will now need to work harder and keep pushing and I know I will get a chance in the national team,” the speedy winger noted.Were had been slowly fading off national team colors and was only limited to a few flashy appearances in the run up to the qualification for the 2019 championship and this prompted him to make the decision to take his steps back home.Were who featured for Tusker FC before moving to AFC in 2012 showed flashes of his brilliant self, making his first appearance in his second coming in last Thursday’s 3-1 win over Posta Rangers in Machakos.He created two scoring chances for Leopards and had one assist in his 60-minute appearance and has promised there is more to come from himself.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama challenges winger Paul Were for the ball during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Coming back and making an assist in the first match is a good way to start and this will be a basis for me to keep working hard. I am so happy and excited to be back and the way I have been welcomed by the coach, teammates, management and the fans is just but an encouragement for me,” stated Were.He has disclosed that he made a decision to come back home after having a talk with Migne and he believes he will take on the challenge to prove that he is still a livewire as much as attacking football is concerned.“The first thing I did was talk with my family and then I had a talk with Migne who told me that I need more playing time and for me coming back to AFC, a place I call home, was the best decision to make. I am comfortable here and I know I will improve,” further noted Were.He follows in the footsteps of Ochieng who also joined on a short term after leaving Swedish top tier IF Bromma who were relegated to the second tier.While with Bromma, Ochieng was limited to only a handful starts and for him, moving back home was the first step in getting back on top and earning trust to be in Migne’s final 23-man team for AFCON.Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards defender David during his side’s Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAnd Ochieng has immediately made a solid impact at AFC playing in a familiar holding midfield role, one in which he intermittently performed superbly during his stint with Tusker FC and his first years in the national team after his debut in 2012.With an eye cast for a return to Europe in the summer, Ochieng is confident he can put himself back on top.Another player who has followed in the footsteps to return home is defender Eugene Asike who had left Tusker at the close of the 2017 season and tried his luck severally in Zambia and Sweden.He also made the sound decision to return home and has been solid for Tusker helping the former champions to keep back to back clean sheets in his first three matches. 0Shares0000Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards winger Paul Were in action against Posta Rangers’ Charles Odette during their Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Paul Were followed in the footsteps of Eugene Asike and David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng and made the decision to return home after stints in Europe as he looks to put up a solid case to be included in Sebastien Migne’s final Harambee Stars squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.Were, nicknamed ‘The Sensational’ returned to his former club AFC Leopards after struggling to get playing time in Greece with top tier side Trikala.last_img read more


first_imgThe people of Donegal may get front row seats to see two groups battle it out for Donegal’s radio license.Highland Radio and a new consortium will battle it out for the license.Both Highland Radio and another consortium led by former station boss Charlie Collins have until September 23rd to put in their applications.After that, the Broadcasting Association of Ireland has to go through a series of stages before picking a new licensee. The BAI could simply decide who to appoint the license to straight away after the deadline.However, it is thought the group may ask a series of supplementary questions to both groups about their applications.It is then the body are most likely to ask both groups to make an oral presentation as to who is best-suited to win the license.And that will most likely be heard before an open public meeting in Donegal. Any such meeting would be expected to draw a huge audience.However, the audience reaction would have absolutely no say in who will get the license.Whoever wins the license will not be in place until October 1st next year as set down by the BAI.It is thought a decision will be made on the future of the broadcasting license before Christmas.A well-placed source said “It’s going to be an intriguing battle between both groups. “Highland obviously have a strong case as they are the sitting tenant but the new consortium, with Charlie Collins as a major player, also have a major claim to the license.“Any public presentation will be fascinating. They could sell tickets for that one and it will be a guaranteed sell-out.”CONSORTIUMS SET TO BATTLE IT OUT IN PUBLIC FOR DONEGAL RADIO LICENSE was last modified: September 11th, 2013 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:BAIconsortiumdonegalHighland Radiolast_img read more


first_imgProfessional boxer Jason Quigley was back on home soil to officially open the new extension at Raphoe Boxing Club.Jason took time out to cut the tape, pay tribute to all this involved in Raphoe ABC and to answer some sticky questions from some young interviewers. Simply click on the DonegalTV video to see what was a great occasion.DDTV: WATCH AS JASON QUIGLEY GETS A GOOD GRILLING FROM RAPHOE YOUNGTERS! was last modified: September 8th, 2015 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:donegalJason QuigleyRaphoe Boxing Clublast_img read more

High School Football returns, four local teams are set to begin their 2018 seasons tonight

first_imgThe 2017 Division V-A state champs open at home against a perennial football power, the defending Big 5 conference champs open on the road against a Division I juggernaut and two of the Humboldt Del-Norte League’s scrappiest clubs go head-to-head up north as the 2018 high school football season kicks off tonight. Fortuna Huskies (0-0)The Huskies, fresh off a state championship run a season ago, will host Cardinal Newman at home tonight at 7:30 p.m. to begin what head coach Mike Benbow hopes …last_img

Raiders GM search: NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock interviews for job

first_imgKANSAS CITY — NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has interviewed for the Raiders’ vacant general manager job, he said Sunday.Mayock was at Arrowhead Stadium for the Raiders-Chiefs game as part of his current job.“All I can say is I had an interview. I know they’ve interviewed a whole bunch of guys,” Mayock said in the press box shortly before kickoff. “And I have no idea the status.”Whether the Raiders call Reggie McKenzie’s replacement a general manager or a front office executive …last_img

Announcing the March 2013 Geocacher of the Month

first_imgWVTim – Featured Geocacher of the MonthAll three nominees for the March Geocacher of the Month contribute to the global geocaching communityby creating quality geocaches and being an inspiration to geocachers.Thank you to all those who supported the nominees. Those not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Geocaching HQ.The choice was difficult. Ultimately, only one nominee can become the featured Geocacher of the Month based on a combination of community input, blog comments and voting. We all won seeing such examples of how the geocaching community works together.After tallying the sentiment, WVTim is named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for March 2013.WVTim is known for contributing one-on-one and through social media to improve geocaching for others. One geocacher who left a comment for WVTim wrote, “I  see “paragraphs” of supporting statements about WVTim and the many things he has accomplished for geocaching. I am familiar with WVTim due to his YouTube videos. His gadgetcaches channel, in only 3 months, has nearly 11K views. He does instructional videos on how to build his gadget caches. So, he not only has amazing caches, he is giving ideas and instructions to cachers everywhere on how to build them. Cachers everywhere are benefiting from this guy whose caches have over 2K favorite votes. Plus, he just doesn’t do great caches. I’ve learned from this blog he has seminars, educational events, he teaches geocaching in schools, and to the Boy Scouts. He assists his state and local government in placing geocaching trails.”WVTim will receive a collector’s edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions, signed by two of the founders of See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to Every nomination must follow these requirements. Please include:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for Featured Geocacher of the Month are accepted at any time.Congratulations again to Uncle Louwtjie on being recognized at the Featured Geocacher of the Month for February.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMarch Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMarch 15, 2013In “Community”Geocacher of Month Nominees for April 2013 – Add Your CommentsApril 25, 2013In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Mattel’s New Web-Enabled “Avatar” Toys Will Offer Augmented Reality

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Although this isn’t the first time we’ve seen augmented reality integrated into a product, this new way to “play with toys” is notable for being among the first attempts to integrate technology in what is clearly a mainstream consumer product. And a product for kids, at that.With each new generation, children are becoming increasing comfortable with technology starting at earlier ages. Where today’s kids may tote around toy computers, it seems the upcoming generation will have even more options for interacting with the web-enabled world, such as with these new internet-connected toys. Assuming the Avatar toys are popular (and since they appeal to the comic-obsessed adult fans too, they probably will be), we’ll likely see more augmented reality-powered toys like these launched in the near future. If you think augmented reality is just a bunch of hype with no usable applications as of yet, think again. Major toy manufacturer Mattel has just announced a new line of products tied to the upcoming 3-D adventure movie “Avatar” directed by James Cameron. While normally we wouldn’t cover toys here at ReadWriteWeb, there is something special about this new lineup: these toys are integrated with augmented reality. By way of a 3-D web tag which can be scanned with any computer’s webcam, the new toys are linked to an online world of content which makes them “come alive” in an entirely new way. The “Internet of Things” Becomes Child’s PlayIn the past, we’ve looked at companies building the “internet of things,” where we’ve discovered how everyday objects can be linked to the web using sensors, RFID, and even Twitter. In many cases, the applications of such technology are practical, such as with IBM’s investment in food supply chain tracking or the web-connected bathroom scale. But web-enabled objects don’t have to simply be useful – they can also be fun. The Nabaztag, for example, is an adorable little rabbit that sits on your desk delivering ambient information through lights and sounds according to changes and updates to information found on the web. But now “augmented reality” is moving beyond the conceptual and practical stages meant to inform (or merely amuse) technology enthusiasts and is reaching out to a new generation: today’s web-savvy children. About Mattel’s New ToysAccording to Mattel, each action figure, vehicle, and creature in their new Avatar toy lineup will come with a 3-D web tab called an i-TAG which can be scanned using any computer webcam. After doing so, special content unique to that product will be revealed onscreen. The content will vary by toy, but will include things like biographical information, additional images, and 3D animated models showing off the action figures’ “engaging, evading, or defending moves.” Even better, scanning two of the i-TAGs will reveal an onscreen animation showing 3D images interacting with each other. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Images of Avatar toys via TheHDRoomcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Tags:#Internet of Things#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

An Ample Harvest for Agricultural Research in Farm Bill

first_imgFood and agricultural research advocates are celebrating today’s passage by the U.S. Senate of the long-delayed “Farm Bill.” It provides $512 million for science over 5 years and kick starts new fundraising for research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill, which the House of Representatives approved last week, now heads to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.“I’m really pleased and excited,” says Tom Van Arsdall, who heads the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research in Washington, D.C. “We appreciate how tight money is.” Aspects of the $956 billion bill are controversial. It cuts nutritional benefits for the poor and some subsidies to farmers. There’s also some political heat in the research arena: Some advocates are upset about what they see as an unfair bid by state land-grant universities to get an advantage in competitive grants.The farm bill is especially important because it provides so-called mandatory funding, which does not have to be approved by Congress each fiscal year. On an annual basis, the new Farm Bill provides 3.8% less funding than its predecessor. 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Although many kinds of crops are included in this category, lawmakers stipulated that nearly one-third of this funding must be spent on addressing citrus diseases. Money for organic farming research and outreach also increases, to $100 million. Biofuels and bioproducts research was slashed.As a new way to raise funds for research, the bill creates a nonprofit Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, modeled on similar charities that benefit the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The independent foundation will get up to $200 million in federal funds, to be matched by outside donations. “The foundation is the biggest win for us in the farm bill,” says Karl Anderson, director of government relations for the “tri-societies”—the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. “It’s an exciting new opportunity.”The bill also includes a controversial policy provision regarding competitive grants awarded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Applicants will be required to show that they can provide matching funds from their institutions when applying for NIFA grants. This is an unusual requirement, says Bethany Johns of the tri-societies. But what rankles some stakeholders is an exemption for land-grant universities. (The secretary of USDA can also waive the rule for grants judged to be a national priority.)The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, on their blog, calls it “a discriminatory provision to prohibit federal and state agencies, private labs, and NGOs from even applying for certain competitive grants. This is part of a worrisome trend of land grant universities and colleges trying to exclude others.”“If we’re trying to support basic research in agriculture, then we can’t be having these caveats,” Johns says. “You fund the best science.”Ian Maw, of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, D.C., says many kinds of USDA grants already required matching funds, but not competitive grants. To standardize practices, Congress extended the matching requirement to competitive research grants, but then waived the requirement for land grants. That is an advantage, he conceeds, but notes that other institutions can avoid the matching requirement simply by partnering with a land grant.last_img read more