Released prisoner goes on robbery spree

first_img… attacks 8 Berbice homesResidents of East Coast Berbice communities between Palmyra and Seawell in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) were shocked to learn that a man, released on Thursday after serving prison time for larceny, had plundered at least eight homes within a space of three hours, spanning the late evening hours of Thursday and the early morning hours of Friday.Now safely back in the custody of law enforcement personnel, the man, when apprehended, was found with two bulky bags containing items from villagers’ homes.One of the cars which was broken into and money stolenThe first reported breakage was in the village of Seawell, where Lolita Ramdass discovered that someone had removed several louvre panes from her window and had entered the lower flat of her two-storey building. The discovery was made at about 07:00h on Friday, when her granddaughter went to the lower flat and discovered both doors open.Ramdass said items had been removed from her refrigerator, along with household items and three bags containing small sums of money. She also reported missing a cellular phone and its charger.As Ramdass raised an alarm, persons from the back of the village who were on their way to work found several household items packed in a bag, and partly-used bottles of beverage nearby. A check revealed that some of the items belonged to her.Askam Ally, who lives two houses away from Ramdass, was reportedly awoken from sleep at about 22:00h on Thursday by strange sounds in his Lot 5 Sewell home. Ally explained that he opened the door and confronted the person, who made a dash for the gate, and picked up a bicycle he had leaning on the fence. On that bicycle was a bulky bag.And at about 02:00h on Friday, Annan Ajab, also called “Sham,” of Lot 59 Palmyra, said he was awoken but a strange sound; and upon checking, discovered that someone was using a flashlight to search one of his cars. He said that by the time he went out into the yard, the person had departed, but he discovered that two of his cars were broken into and items, including money and a cellular phone, had gone missing.Ajab said the police were contacted, and after several checks in the community, they found a man walking a short distance away. The man was carrying two bulky bags. Further checks revealed that there were household and personal items in those bags. Several residents were later able to identify some of the items in those bags.Ajab related that police also found a bicycle parked in a street with a bulky bag hanging on the handle.Ricky Gowkarran of Lot 57 Palmyra said he was called out, and on his way to the gate, he discovered that his bicycle had been stolen. It was later discovered that the bicycle which was found with a heavy bag belonged to him.Oma Karram of Lot 43 Palmyra said that when she got up, she discovered that someone had broken into her home and had partly emptied her refrigerator, and had removed a number of other items from her kitchen.Some of the missing articles were found to be in the bags which the man was carrying when he was nabbed.Vindud Ramnauth explained that he had heard a strange sound during the night, and later found that someone had removed three boots and other items from the shoe rack in his Lot 83 Palmyra Village home. Someone had also broken the window of his car, but had not entered the vehicle. The boots were among the items recovered in the bags.A car belonging to Steve Samaroo of Lot 47 Palmyra Village was also broken into on Friday morning, but nothing was stolen therefrom.Meanwhile, only some of the items discovered in the bags have been claimed by villagers between Palmyra and Seawell, East Coast Berbice.last_img read more

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi’s passport

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The policeman pleaded guilty and admitted he was wrong to have uploaded the post of Messi’s passport to Snapchat via his smartphone.The incident occurred in December at Dubai airport, where Messi had landed to attend the Globe Soccer Awards, at which he received the best player award.The Emirati policeman wanted a photo of himself with the footballer, but was told the star was tired from the flight, The National daily reported last month.“I then went to the passport control desk and noticed that Messi’s passport had been left there, so I picked it up and shot a video of myself while holding it,” it quoted the policeman as saying. 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts after missing a goal during the Spanish league match against Granada, on January 9, 2016 (AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)DUBAI,.February 1st – A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to one month in prison on Monday for posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi’s passport on social media, local media reported.The Gulf News daily reported on its website that the policeman, identified only by his initials J.J., was criticised in particular for having “abused the telecommunications system”.last_img read more

Harry Kane hat-trick gives Spurs FA Cup cheer

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (right) celebrates after scoring against Fulham in their FA Cup fifth-round match at Craven Cottage in west London, on February 19, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Harry Kane’s fifth hat-trick for Tottenham and second this year eased the Premier League club past second-tier Championship side Fulham 3-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.The 23-year-old England striker, who took his tally to 19 for the season, ended a difficult week for Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino on a winning note following defeats by Liverpool in the league and then Belgian outfit Gent in the Europa League last 32 first leg. Pochettino’s team selection reflected his desire for a positive result as he started with Kane, Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen whilst bringing back Belgian central defender Jan Vertonghen for his first start since injuring an ankle last month.“We had to recover the right feeling after two defeats,” said Pochettino.“We had to believe in the way we work and play and that is what is important. We had lost that a little bit.”Kane said the margin should have been bigger.“We played very well and probably should have had a few more goals,” he said.“I thought the manager was going to take me off soon but fortunately I was able to sneak the third one in.”Spurs, watched by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and former Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, started brightly with Eriksen — set up by a neat header on by Alli — forcing Marcus Bettinelli into a fine save in the fifth minute.Kane slotted home the opener on the quarter hour from an excellent cross by Eriksen after Kieran Trippier had done well to spy Fulham left-back Scott Malone was out of position and found Eriksen with his throw-in.Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm — who replaces number one Hugo Lloris for the FA Cup games — almost gifted Fulham an equaliser with a sloppy kick out of his area and with him out of his goal.However, he recovered quickly enough to save Tom Cairney’s goalbound effort.Spurs should have gone 2-0 up when Kane found Eriksen inside the penalty area but the Dane’s first touch let him down and he blasted over the bar.Fulham had been a bit lacklustre but finished the first half on a brighter note with Stefan Johansen firing just wide and then Sone Aluko’s curling effort being safely gathered by Vorm.However, the same combination for the opener combined again for the killer second as Trippier located Eriksen, whose superb cross was converted by Kane.Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic had seen enough and sent on 16-year-old sensation Ryan Sessegnon — who had scored in both previous rounds.Kane sealed his hat-trick in the 73rd minute by running onto a superb pass by Alli and rifling the ball past Bettinelli — the striker was then immediately removed with the second leg against Gent to come on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing man

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — The Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 33-year-old man.Kory Kujansuu was last seen in Grande Prairie at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17th near the Podollan Inn and Spa. Police say Kujansuu may be travelling to Airdrie. He is described as Caucasian, standing 5’8” tall, weighing 180 lbs., with blonde hair and hazel eyes.There is a concern for Kujansuu’s well-being, and police would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700, or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).- Advertisement –Kory KUJANSUU. Photo by RCMPlast_img read more

Leicester transfer news: La Liga defender agrees free transfer switch

first_img Luis Hernandez [right] in action for Sporting Gijon Leicester City have agreed a deal for Sporting Gijon defender Luis Hernandez, according to reports in Spain.The 27-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season and the Foxes have now pounced to snap him up on a free.Hernandez has impressed for the Spanish club this season with scouts from Leicester regularly watching him in action.And now, according to Onda Cero, Claudio Ranieri has given the go ahead for the Premier League leaders to complete a deal for the centre-back.Hernandez will link up with the Foxes in the summer once his contract with Gijon expires. 1last_img read more

Pessimism sends stocks into dive

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible“If you’re looking to take some profits, that number probably gave you a reason to do that,” he said. The Dow closed down 25.13, or 0.22 percent, at 11,508.10, having dropped nearly 80 points Thursday. Broader stock indicators also fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 3.25, or 0.25 percent, at 1,314.78 and the Nasdaq composite index fell 18.82, or 0.84 percent, to 2,218.93. Bonds jumped sharply, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note falling to 4.59 percent from 4.64 percent late Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Wall Street’s growing pessimism about the economy sent stocks down for a second straight day Friday, as investors lost the enthusiasm that followed Wednesday’s Federal Reserve decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The market was caught off guard Thursday by a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia that showed regional manufacturing activity fell to a negative reading for the first time in more than three years. Prior to the manufacturing data, the Dow Jones industrial average had been within 100 points of its January 2000 high of 11,722.98 following the Fed’s widely expected decision on short-term interest rates. “I think the markets are all of a sudden worried about slower growth,” said Dean Junkans, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Client Services. “I wouldn’t put as much emphasis on one number as the market seems to have done in the last couple days,” he said, referring to the Philadelphia Fed figure. Junkans contends the markets have overreacted to the Philadelphia data and were perhaps looking for a reason to pause after posting strong gains in September. last_img read more

Paatelainen admits Dundee United still have ‘long way to go’

first_img“I’m delighted today we narrowed the gap, but we have a tough one on Wednesday against Aberdeen. I’m delighted it is at home but we need similar attitude and application from the players, determination to be first on the ball, and then we have a chance.” Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen recognises his side still have plenty to do if they are to avoid the drop, but enjoyed an impressive win over Ross County.The Premiership’s bottom side claimed a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Staggies in Dingwall, cutting the gap at the foot of the table to eight points.But the Finnish coach admits that there is still plenty to be clawed back if the Tannadice club are to survive the dreaded drop.Paatelainen said: “That’s absolutely one of our best days so far. For a change, we are able to enjoy it. “I thought it was a good fighting performance against a good team. We’ll come here again in a week’s time in the cup and I’m sure it will be a tough one again – even tougher – but I’m so pleased with everybody’s effort.“We scored three goals away from home and kept a clean sheet. It is more than welcome. They showed the battling qualities but we’ve had that for a number of weeks now.“We do make silly mistakes at times and we’ve been punished in the past, but thankfully not today.”Paatelainen admitted there was still a lot to do. He said: “We have a long way to go.last_img read more

How to Disable Comments in WordPress Posts and Pages

first_imgWe answered his last question quickly. In WordPress, comments are turned on by default on pages and posts.But we needed more information to better understand his issue, so we asked a few more questions:Do you have a lot of posts and pages, or just a few?Did you want to disable comments on pages, posts, or both?If you already have comments on your site, do you want to display them, hide them, or remove them?He replied he had a few pages with no comments, so we explained what steps he could take to manage comments on his site. He was happy to learn it didn’t require a lot of work.As different experts shared their recommendations, we discovered multiple ways to turn off comments in WordPress, depending on the requirements. Here are the options we shared.Use Settings to Disable CommentsYou can turn off comments for your entire site by going to Settings > Discussion. In the Default Article Settings section, disable the Allow people to post comments on new articles checkbox. Note you can still enable comments for individual posts or pages.Use this option for sites that are currently under development, or if you only want to disable comments for new posts or pages. Disable Comments with Screen OptionsAnother option for turning off comments is to use Screen Options.For each individual post or pages, select the Screen Options tab found at the top of the Dashboard, under your login name. Look for Discussions and check the checkbox. In the editing section, look for the Discussions meta box. Uncheck the Allow comments and Allow trackbacks and pingbacks.Use this option if you only have a few posts or pages. But if you have a lot of pages/posts or have existing comments on pages/posts, you’ll want to look at the next few options.Turn Off Comments with Bulk ActionsDepending on how many posts or pages your site has, you can disable comments using Bulk Actions. From the All Pages or All Posts page, select the pages or posts you want comments turned off. In Bulk Edits choose Edit and select Apply. On the page that displays, in the Comments section, choose Do not allow, and select Update.Use this option to update 20 posts/pages at a time. Disable Comments with the No Page Comment PluginAn easy way to disable comments is the free No Page Comment plugin. Once activated, the plugin allows you to disable comments and pingbacks for posts, pages, and/or media sitewide.One nice feature of the plugin is the ability to enable comments on individual posts, pages, or media using Screen Options. You can also disable comments/pingbacks on custom post types.Use this option when you want more flexibility for disabling comments on posts, pages, and media. Turn Off Comments Sitewide with the Disable Comments PluginI left this option for last since it has the most control over comments on your site. The Disable Comments plugin allows you to disable comments for any type of post on your site. Once you’ve disabled comments sitewide, the settings can’t be overridden for individual posts. If you use the plugin on a multisite installation, you can disable comments for the entire network.Use this option if you don’t want any comments at all on your site (or on specific post types). Don’t use the Disable Comments plugin if you want to choose which posts/pages to disable comments. Have you disabled comments on your WordPress site? What method did you use? Share your recommendations in the comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedBlog vs. Website: What’s the Difference?Updated: March 20, 2017 When I spoke at the Rochester Writers Spring Conference last weekend, one of the questions asked in multiple conference sessions (including mine) was: What’s the difference between a blog and a website? My reply was, that’s a good question. And not easy to explain as the…In “Blogging”Three Important Things To Set Up On Your WordPress SiteAt this week’s Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, we had our quarterly Q&A session where several of our members volunteer as WordPress experts to answer questions from our members. Photo credit: Cam Cecchini Before we started our one-on-one help sessions, one of our members asked if each expert could share their…In “WordPress”Jetpack Plugin: What Modules are Enabled by DefaultAs co-organizer of the Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, I often get asked WordPress questions outside of our monthly meetups. This week, one of our members sent me a message, asking about the Jetpack plugin. They wanted to know which modules are enabled by default when Jetpack is installed. I didn’t…In “WordPress” At this month’s Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, we held our quarterly Q & A session where members can ask questions and get help with their WordPress sites. One of our members who recently started working with WordPress asked:How do I disable comments in WordPress? I don’t remember turning them on. Why are they showing up on my site? last_img read more

Am I making the right choice with 4S+ Xeon 7400 servers?

first_imgCustomers make choices based on their business requirements – whether the new platform would be able to meet their IT needs. And in making such a decision in today’s economic context, there is temptation to use a 2S server as it is costs less. However, the choice of the server platform should not be dictated by the price alone; there are other more important considerations that you have to look into before deciding on the right choice. One of our customers in banking had a very interesting problem – the system should be capable of delivering a user-acceptable response time while maintain headroom for growth. And the customer was keen to use virtualization running his workloads. With these key parameters (among others) in mind, we sized both 2S and 4S servers for the customer. And it turned out, that both the 2S and 4S servers were able to meet the response time, but the 4S server could deliver the “headroom for growth”. The headroom was based on the bank’s projected business growth in the next 12-24 months, their existing datacenter facility (space, power, cooling) and opportunity to further consolidate applications in a virtualization environment. The bank could have easily settled on a multiple 2S servers running in a virtual pool, but when you factor in “headroom for growth” considerations, the 4S+ Xeon 7400 servers still deliver the performance scalability and expandability that is needed today and tomorrow.The bank finally settled on ten 4S servers and ten 8S servers. These servers had the unique capability to scale (4S to 8S to 16S) within the same OS footprint (while keep costs under control) and also deliver the performance headroom for the bank’s further needs. The answer is a yes, even considering our 2S Nehalem-EP based servers expected in Q1 2009. Let me know what you think – share your views.center_img With 2S Xeon processors delivering outstanding energy efficient performance, I get many questions from customers on “what about the Dunnington-based Servers”, “would it make sense for me to continue to use 4S servers in my IT/Enterprise”, “am I making the right choices with Dunnington” and so on. In doing the above exercise for the bank, simple guidelines emerged – a) select the right architecture that scales in the future, b) look at established OS/App technologies such as virtualization to consolidate the environment, c) make decisions based on “your workload” running on the new servers and use published benchmarks as indicatives only.last_img read more

George scores 42 as Thunder beat Clippers to snap 4-game skid

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Solo accuses former FIFA President Blatter of grabbing her “All of the sudden, he got it going,” Rivers said. “I thought that changed the game when he got it going. That stretched the floor some more.”The Thunder continued their surge early in the third quarter. A 3-pointer by Anthony pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 15. The Thunder increased their advantage to 20 before the Clippers chipped away late in the quarter to close to 94-86 at the end of the period.A 3-pointer by Austin Rivers tied it at 105 midway through the fourth, but the Thunder held the Clippers to one field goal in the final three minutes to regain control.TIP-INSClippers: G Jawun Evans, who played at nearby Oklahoma State last season, scored three points in 16 minutes. … G Patrick Beverley sat out with a sore right knee. F Danilo Gallinari missed the game with a strained left glute. … G Sindarius Thornwell got his first career start in place of Beverley and scored 10 points. … Williams hit a double-clutch shot from half court to end the first quarter. He was called for a technical foul in the fourth.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed the game with a right calf contusion. … Dakari Johnson got his first career start in Adams’ place and finished with nine points. He was a G-League All-Star last season. … George hit a short jumper at the halftime buzzer. He was issued a technical foul in the third quarter. … G Andre Roberson had 11 rebounds.STAT LINESEach of the Thunder’s wins has been by at least nine points. All their losses have been by nine or fewer. Even with a 5-7 record, the Thunder have outscored their opponents by 58 points this season.QUOTABLEJohnson on facing DeAndre Jordan in his first career start: “It was good. I just tried to go out there and be competitive, just compete. He’s a very great player. I’m not scared of anybody, so I just went out there and competed.”Jordan finished with nine points and 12 rebounds. DROPPING DIMESGriffin had five assists to surpass 2,000 in his career. He led the team in assists, and the team finished with just 13.UP NEXTClippers: At New Orleans on Saturday night.Thunder: Host Dallas on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots between Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed, left, and guard Austin Rivers, right, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Oklahoma City won 120-111. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — This was the Paul George that Thunder fans had been waiting for.George scored 42 points and Oklahoma City snapped a four-game losing streak with a 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s hard because they have so many options,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “A lot of times you have the one-two option, they’ve got the one-two-three option. It’s tough.”George made 13 of 22 shots and had nine rebounds and seven assists.“I was just trying to stay in attack mode,” he said. “If plays opened up and there was opportunities to find guys, I was trying to, but it just seems that a lot of the plays just ended up me one on one with a big at the rim.”Lou Williams scored 35 points for the Clippers, and Blake Griffin had 17 points on 5-for-19 shooting. Los Angeles has lost four straight.The Thunder led 63-55 at halftime behind 21 points by George.ADVERTISEMENT It was George’s highest scoring performance since joining the Thunder in an offseason trade with Indiana. He said his new teammates are starting to figure out how his game works.“It really is just chemistry,” he said. “When I got here, one of the talks we had about what was best with offense was the movement. Coach (Billy) Donovan was happy that he could utilize me in that situation of moving and getting some flow in offense, so I’m comfortable with that. It’s good for me to get going and move around a little bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRussell Westbrook had 22 points and eight assists in the Thunder’s highest-scoring game of the season. Carmelo Anthony and Alex Abrines each scored 14 points.Westbrook and Anthony made it tough for Los Angeles to deal with George. Malditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more