Pandit, son found murdered in Campbellville home

first_imgA well-known pandit and his son were on Tuesday morning found dead in their Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown home after tenants complained of a stench emanating from their home.The scene at the dead men’s Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown home on TuesdayThe dead men have been identified as 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah and 28-year-old Gopaul Liliah of Lot 25 Craig Street, South Half Section G, Campbellville, Georgetown.Reports are detectives found the back door was left ajar. The young man’s body was reportedly found lying face down on the floor in a pool of blood with a red jersey wrapped around his head. There were three stab wounds to his back, one each to the left and right-side abdomen and two to the chest.On the other hand, his father was found lying on his back in the living room. He was clad in a pair of white long pants and a multicoloured top and his face was covered with a multicoloured jersey.Deonarine Liliah and Gopaul Liliah in happier timesHe sustained four stab wounds to the front of his abdomen, four to the left side of his abdomen, one to the lower back and one to the right hip.Sources close to investigations told Guyana Times there was no signs of forced entry.However, CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings revealed an unidentified man scaled the fence and entered the premises through a front door. After some time, he was seen leaving the house with two bulky bags and a bucket. The house was ransacked.Additional information revealed the pandit, who is also an astrologer, and his son resided in the upper flat of a two-storey wooden and concrete building while the lower flat is occupied by a 40-year-old home aid worker.The two men were last seen at about 06:00h on Saturday last by the tenant, who confirmed that they spoke to each other. Nevertheless, at about 21:00h on Saturday night, the tenant said she was using her landlord’s Wi-Fi when it suddenly went off and it was around the same time she heard footsteps in the upper flat of the house.After three days had elapsed and no sign of the men, the woman became suspicious and went to the Kitty Police Station where she made a report. She was accompanied by three Police ranks to the premises.It was then the gruesome discovery was made. The bodies of the two men were already in a state of decomposition.At the scene on Tuesday, Jairam Liliah, a brother of the dead pandit, told Guyana Times that he received a telephone call from his nephew, who resides in the United States instructing him to check on his father and brother since the tenants complained of getting a “funny” smell.However, at the time, he was busy and as such, sent his son to check on them. The son reportedly called out to them but there was no response. He called several times and it was the same thing. This prompted him to contact the Police but by that time, the tenant had arrived with the Police.The man recalled that he last spoke to his brother on Saturday but at no point in time did he tell him he was having issues with anyone. He also said his brother’s other children and relatives reside overseas, and they have since been informed of the deaths.He could not say much but told Guyana Times that his nephew was only discharged from hospital a few days ago. He suffered from severe depression.Meanwhile, the bodies of the two men were taken to the Lyken Funeral Home where they await post-mortem examinations. The Police are continuing their investigations into the double murder. One person has been arrested so far. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Fire destroys LBI supermarket

first_imgAn early morning fire on Wednesday has left three Chinese nationals homeless after the blaze of unknown origin ripped through the two-storey building which housed the supermarket at La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara.The Chinese-owned building, which housed the A and R Supermarket went up in flames at about 05:00h.Officers of the Guyana Fire Service trying to extinguish the burning buildingSpeaking with Guyana Times, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said that while an investigation has been launched to determine the origin of the fire, officers are also probing reports of two occupants being confined to the building.“We are investigating reports that the male occupant of the supermarket would’ve locked the other two occupants in the building…and the persons were in some level of difficulty to get out because nobody could’ve found keys or anything until he arrived to open up,” the Fire Chief said.The Fire Chief has since disclosed that even though the two persons eventually escaped a fiery death, the Guyana Fire Service is still to locate the man who locked the duo in the building.“We’ve so far been unable to get to him for some questioning, we’re still trying to locate him….we cannot locate them so far but we are still searching,” he stated.According to Gentle, the Fire Service received the distress call at about 05:10h on Wednesday morning, after which three fire brigades were dispatched to the scene.Upon arrival at the scene, units reported intense fire conditions as the building was completely engulfed in flames which was already spreading to two other adjoined buildings.Reports are the firemen were able to bring the blaze under control and prevent it from causing further damage to the nearby businesses.“The fire service received the call 10 minutes after five this morning, and we dispatched three units from the three Georgetown stations, that is Campbellville, Alberttown and they were further backed up by the Central Fire Station…..the tactics we use were very strong and it was successful in cutting the fire off, preventing further damages,” he affirmed.last_img read more

Neymar on target as Brazil win at the death

first_imgBut Coutinho and Neymar finally broke through, scoring in the 91st and 97th minutes to put Tite’s side on the brink of the knockout stages.At the final whistle, Neymar sat down on the grass and wept, with the emotion of victory hitting home after the tense Group E contest at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.Neymar started despite limping out of training on Tuesday with a hurt ankle, which the Brazilian FA said was sustained as a result of snapping Swiss defenders.After a ponderous start, Brazil enjoyed a gradual crescendo during the first period but their dominance in possession was not reflected in chances created.Neymar faced the most devoted of markers in Costa Rica’s Cristian Gamboa, the Brazilian spending most of the half hopping over scything tackles or dodging past a barging shoulder.It was a compelling battle. One sumputous Neymar flick sent the ball flying over Gamboa’s head and  later he made an excellent run onto Coutinho’s pass, only to squander the chance with a heavy touch.Marcelo, Coutinho and Neymar, however, hardly make for the most conscientious combination out wide and when Johan Venegas ran clear down the right, his pullback should have been converted by Celso Borges, who skewed past the post.Brazil might have had a penalty when Oscar Duarte blocked Paulinho at a corner and Costa Rica rode their luck again after the break, as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Coutinho all went close.Jesus’s header crashed against the crossbar and after some excellent work by Paulinho, Coutinho’s follow-up hit the ever-present Gamboa on the line.Neymar fired over from Paulinho’s cutback and Coutinho shot straight at Keylor Navas after, again, Paulinho had teed it up.With 20 minutes left, Gamboa made his first mistake and Neymar should have capitalised. A sloppy touch allowed the striker to cut inside from the left but his bending finish curved around the outside of the post.There was more drama to come. With just over 10 minutes left, Neymar’s turn prompted Giancarlo Gonzalez to lose his footing and put his arm across the Brazilian’s chest.Neymar arched back as if losing his balance before falling to the ground. Kuipers pointed to the spot but after reviewing the video replay, reversed his decision.Frustration brewed but Costa Rica’s resistance was finally ended in the 91st minute.Marcelo’s deep cross was kept alive by Roberto Firmino and a loose touch by Jesus dribbled perfectly into Coutinho’s path. Six yards out, he sidefooted home.Costa Rica conceded again right at the death. Substitute Douglas Costa squared for Neymar to finally find the net.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar celebrating. Photo/GETTYSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 – Philippe Coutinho and Neymar broke down dogged Costa Rica in injury time on Friday, sealing a 2-0 win for Brazil that propels the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16.The Central Americans looked likely to hold on for a hard-earned draw, particularly after Neymar had a penalty award chalked off by referee Bjorn Kuipers after he consulted the Video Assistant Referee.last_img read more

Kikoyo belter drowns Sharks at Toyoyo

first_imgThe visitors were the brighter side throughout the opening half and had the most chances to break the deadlock. They deservedly went into the lead nine minutes from the break, Wafula punishing a simple loss of possession by the hosts to break the deadlock.Sharks gave away a needless throw-in and Homeboyz started it quick, Keiphas Mutuu setting up Wafula one on one, the former Tusker man squeezing in the ball past John Oyemba’s near post.Earlier on, Homeboyz had the chances, first Wycliffe Opondo trying his luck with a shot on his weaker left foot in the ninth minute but it went wide.In the 13th minute, skipper Geoffrey Shiveka almost turned the ball into his own net as he tred to pass back to Oyemba who was off his line but luckily, the ball went wide.Homeboyz had turned the tide against Sharks after keeper Arthur Arakaza had made a good save off a Patillah Omotto freekick from the edge of the area.A minute later, Mutuu should have buried a brilliant chance after Moses Mudavadi stole the ball off Shiveka and released Mutuu through on goal, but the burly forward took a hurried shot that went wide.Three minutes later, skipper James Situma had an effort with a long range freekick but it flew straight into Oyemba’s arms.The visitors continued to pound their hosts who looked lost and were miles off their swift passing, possession kind of game.Kariobangi Sharks’ Paul Kamau puts Kakamega Homeboyz’s Wycliffe Opondo under pressure during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOyemba made a brilliant save to keep William Muluya’s men in the tie jumping to his left to tip over a well curled effort from Opondo from the edge of the area.The pressure yielded in the 36th minute when Sharks were punished for sloppiness.After conceding, Sharks seemed to have woken off their slumber and they began to attack. Duke Abuya came close in the 42nd minute when he dribbled away from three markers inside the box but his final shot went against the side netting.At the stroke of half time, Eric Kapaito’s shot came off the upright when he took a shot on the half turn, the ball bouncing back into Arakaza’s face after being beaten by the initial shot.In the second half though, Sharks came back with utmost determination to pick up at least a point off the tie and nine minutes into the restart, Kamau thundered an equalizer with a well taken goal.The wingback drifted into the edge of the box unchallenged from the right before releasing a well taken shot that beat Arakaza.Sharks kept the possession trying to open up the Homeboyz backline, bat the defense marshaled by Smith Ouko were astute in their defending.As the game wore on, Homeboyz slowly crept back and 12 minutes to time substitute Kikoyo released a belter from the edge of the box catching keeper Oyemba off guard.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks’ Duke Abuya vies for the ball under pressure from Kakamega Homeboyz’s Moses Mudavadi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21- Hassan Kikoyo stepped off the bench to hit a belter of a winner as Kakamega Homeboyz brought to an end a woeful run of three successive losses on the road with a 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Saturday afternoon.Paul Kamau had equalized for Sharks with a well taken individual effort nine minutes from the restart, cancelling out Noah Wafula’s earlier goal.last_img read more

MOTHER-OF-FIVE USED FALSE DRIVING LICENSE TO CLAIM JOB-SEEKER’S ALLOWANCE

first_imgA widowed mother-of-five has been given the probation act after admitting using a false driving license to claim job-seeker’s allowance.Letterkenny court.Martina McDonagh, of 93 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The court heard McDonagh, 35, went to the Department of Social Protection offices in Letterkenny on August 5th last year.She filled out forms and produced both her birth certificate and her driver’s license.However a clerk at the office noticed the driving license was a forgery and she later admitted so when interviewed by detectives.She told Gardai she had bought the license in Athlone because her real license had ben in a camper van which was now in Garda custody.Her solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian said his client was perfectly entitled to make a claim for job seeker’s allowance.“She was providing accurate information but the problem was the document was a forgery,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly asked if Ms McDonagh had assisted Gardai in the issue of where she obtained the forged license but was told she had not.He considered the case and then applied the probation act.MOTHER-OF-FIVE USED FALSE DRIVING LICENSE TO CLAIM JOB-SEEKER’S ALLOWANCE was last modified: July 29th, 2014 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:courtforgeryGardailetterkennyMartina McDoaghMeadowbanklast_img read more

City revs up anti-graffiti effort

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – With the cost of cleaning up graffiti approaching a half-million dollars a year in Montebello, the city is looking in unusual places for solutions.Officials are honing in on a little-known section of the California Vehicle Code that gives judges the authority to suspend the driver licenses of convicted graffiti taggers.Montebello officials appear to be among the first in the state pushing for the penalty, which they believe would give local anti-graffiti laws more teeth if more judges used it.The obscure clause was first discovered while city staff was reviewing the city’s graffiti code. When Mayor Bill Molinari wished aloud that he could suspend taggers’ licenses, City Attorney Marco Martinez did some research and discovered Section 13202.6 of the California Vehicle Code.While the city itself cannot suspend driver licenses, the vehicle code allows city officials to “make a request to the judge for this punishment when our Police Department makes an arrest” for graffiti, Martinez said.“We hadn’t used it because it wasn’t in the Penal Code and I personally hadn’t heard of anyone else using it for graffiti punishment. The code is already on the books, it’s just up to the city to use it,” he added.The code, implemented in 1990, states that any person over the age of 13 who is convicted under the vandalism section of the state Penal Code can have their driving privilege suspended for one year. Or, if they are too young to drive, they can have their eligibility to drive delayed for one year.Ultimately, it is up to the judge’s discretion whether to use the vehicle code option when sentencing, said Martinez. Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez, who is pushing for a poster campaign to warn youths of the possible consequences of graffiti and tagging, said he plans to lobby state legislators to increase the license suspension option to two years. “We need to get the word out,” Couso-Vasquez said. “The judges didn’t even know about it. In meeting with different groups of young people, we see that it (license suspensions) really hit home.“Anything is worth it to prevent the destruction this problem causes.”Couso-Vasquez said a judge who uses the suspension option when sentencing can also impound the perpetrator’s car for 30 days on the first offense, even if the car belongs to his or her parents. Upon a second conviction, the car can be confiscated permanently. The practice of suspending drivers’ licenses is considered constitutional because it bears a “rational and reasonable relationship to the goal of deterring vandalism,” according to the vehicle code.Councilwoman Norma Lopez-Reid, who supports drivers’ license suspensions for taggers, has been working on raising money from local businesses to help with the exorbitant clean-up costs for graffiti.“We need teeth in any type of plan to try to resolve the problem of graffiti,” said Lopez-Reid. pam.wight@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Humboldt Crabs top Humboldt Eagles 19-U in showcase of local ball players

first_imgA true showcase featuring some Humboldt County’s finest baseball players saw the Humboldt Eagles 19-U — a collection of the top high school and early-college players from the region — squared off against the storied Humboldt Crabs, eventually falling 5-0 to the home team Tuesday night at the Arcata Ball Park.And what a ball game it was.The Eagles, their oldest younger than any Crabs player, kept the home team scoreless through three innings before Dawson Bacho scored on a wild pitch in the …last_img read more

Govt identifies key focus areas

first_imgThe government plans to continue investing in infrastructure over the next three years, to promote increased access to basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity, to expand public transport, and to build more schools and hospitals. South Africa has targeted five key areas for improvement over the next three years, namely job creation, education and skills, healthcare, rural development, and the fight against crime and corruption. In all, 51% of the additional resources will go to provincial governments, mainly to accommodate higher personnel costs and for spending on education, health and housing. About R12.8-billion is to be added to local government’s share, mainly to compensate municipalities for the higher cost of providing free and subsidised basic services. The municipal infrastructure grant and other infrastructure programmes will also be allocated additional resources. Funding for new priorities Presenting his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said the state expected to spend R841.4-billion in total in 2009/10, the biggest allocations being for economic affairs (R182.9-billion), education (R144-billion), social protection (R121-billion), healthcare (R89.8-billion) and public safety (R77.7-billion). Total state spending is set to increase to R905.6-billion in 2010/11, with education spending to increase to R160.2-billion, social protection spending to R132.2-billion, public safety spending to R85.9-billion, and healthcare spending to R100.8-billion. The provinces will get R321.5-billion in 2010/11 and local government R59.3-billion. Municipalities will get 16% of the amount, the majority of which will go to compensate for the rising costs of providing free basic services, such as R509-million to fund the provision of free electricity, and to sustain spending on infrastructure. Rural development Also targeted are rural development and the country’s law-enforcement agencies, while support for business and industry will also be considered, with a focus on increasing employment and investments in key sectors. 28 October 2009 South Africa’s nine provinces are expected to get R295.4-billion in 2009/10, while local government has been allocated R50.5-billion. R589-million has been set aside for establishing new government departments and appointing new ministers. The national share of these additional resources will largely fund the increase in the number of social grant beneficiaries and be allocated to public employment programmes. The main budget makes an additional R78-billion available for new priorities. The amount is less than in previous years, amid a more difficult economic environment. Increasing access to services Housing delivery will also be speeded up by improving coordination between the provinces, which administer the housing grant, and municipalities, which provide bulk infrastructure. The comprehensive agricultural support programme has provided support services to 258 830 beneficiaries since its inception in 2004 until the last financial year. The government has also provided R4.1-billion in grants to the provinces to support newly settled farmers, through the comprehensive agricultural support programme grant, the land care programme grant, and the Letsema grant. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ben Klick, June 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things are on the wet side. We got between 4.5 and five inches of rain last week. We got 2.5 from Sunday to Monday and from Thursday to Friday we got another two inches. We have a lot of moisture at the moment. We had a few nice showers and we also had some pretty good downpours. There is not much water laying anywhere. It has been taking it in pretty nicely and the crops are really appreciating that moisture with as hot as it has been. We have a couple hundred acres of corn to sidedress this week so hopefully we can get caught up with that and crack into the wheat harvest.There is nobody in our area cutting any wheat yet. There is rain in the forecast for later this week. Most of the wheat around here is being grown to bale the straw. There will be some guys start this week if we don’t get rain.We have some nice full big heads but the straw looks to be a little shorter. Wheat doesn’t like wet feet and we had a wet spring. We always end up getting good straw yield, though, which is the main reason for growing wheat in this area. I think the wheat could go about any time.The first corn we planted that went through that cold stretch has caught up pretty nicely. It is getting petty tall.We finished taking off the first cutting of hay about 10 days ago. We are trying to get some barns cleaned out by getting the wheat off so we can get manure on the fields. I am curious to see how this wheat does. For the way this spring has gone we are very pleased with how things look so far.last_img read more

FIZ Systems (Focus, Iris, Zoom) and How to Use Them

first_imgIn this article, we take a look at the evolution and application of the FIZ system — including their unparalleled ability to control the camera remotely.Over the last five years, it’s become standard to pull focus remotely on most feature film and television sets. By not needing to touch the camera, the focus puller doesn’t run the risk of interfering with the operator and eliminates the weight and power requirements of having a second focus monitor on the camera body. The focus puller can stand off to the side, out of the shot, and do the job via wireless transmission.Since most cine lenses have not just one gear but three — one each for focus, iris, and zoom — it was only a matter of time before systems evolved that had three motors, allowing the focus puller to change any or all of these at the same time.They have three main applications:When the camera is difficult to access, such as crane, gimbal, or car work.When shooting long, unbroken takes that go from light to dark areas.When the operator has to work at a distance, or is isolated from the director and DP.A FIZ system consists of a brain unit that attaches to the camera body, usually powered by a central V-mount with a Gold Mount Battery. This brain unit then powers and controls the one, two, or three motors attached to the front of the lens, typically mounted to 15mm or 19mm rods.Some brain units can also add camera control. The Teradek RT system has different brains (called CTRL units) that can trigger a camera’s record command, ISO, and even shutter angle on some cameras.An operator controls the motors with a hand unit that resembles a typical follow focus control, but it has added axis to adjust the other settings. Just like the marking rings you would add to a follow focus control, FIZ systems have markable plates for slider and zoom as well.The entire setup takes practice to operate, but it’s a pretty smooth learning curve. The FIZ operator rehearses the shot just as they would with any straight focus job, and it’s unlikely that they’ll be called on to adjust all three parameters at the same time.Zoom is by far the most conspicuous adjustment that you can make mid-shot, and it draws the most attention to itself. On a recent shoot involving a two-and-a-half-minute Steadicam shot, we wanted to zoom in at certain points and hide the zoom in the panning movement of the camera. It does create a slight zolly effect, but it feels organic when done right — as long as you don’t zoom too much.We also learned that FIZ is a great solution for lighting single-take scenes. Rather than trying to match the light levels between all environments, you can pull iris as you go between exposures. This creates a very natural feeling of the viewer’s eye adjusting to a darker or lighter space.Once over $25,000, and proprietary to camera makers like ARRI, FIZ systems have come down in price. Teradek’s RT system works with any camera and is less than half the price. More players are entering the market, and soon this kind of control will be available to anyone who wants to explore it.Cover image via Teradek.Looking for more cinematography tips and tricks? Check out these articles.In-Camera or in Post: How to Get the Same Effects as Expensive LensesMaking Cinema Lights and Practicals Work TogetherA Guide to Shooting With or Against the SunIndustry Insights: The Man in the High Castle’s Cinematographer Gonzalo AmatThe Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakerslast_img read more