Prison officer, nurse robbed during home invasion

first_imgThree women – a prison officer, a nurse and a hospital staff – who share a home were on Sunday night attacked and robbed of their valuables by masked gunmen.Reports are Phenila Rogers, 46, a private hospital employee; Olivia Haymer, 50, and Donelle Charles, 23, all of Lot 312 Lamaha Park, Georgetown, had retired to bed when a strange sound was heard about 03:00h coming from the lower flat of the two-storey house.Charles, who was in her bedroom, went to check out the source of the sound and was confronted by three masked men.The men held her at gunpoint and took her back to the upper flat of the house where the other two women were awakened.Guyana Times understands that the women were all bound and gagged after which they were locked in a room.One of the gunmen reportedly stood guard while the others ransacked the house and stole a number of items with an estimated cost of $177,000.The men then escaped through an eastern door on the lower flat of the house.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Wanga double crushes Yanga in Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga celebrates his goal with team mate Noah Wafula during the SportPesa Super Cup quarter finals against Tanzania’s Yanga on Sunday June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 2- Allan Wanga’s first half double helped welcome his former ‘double double’ title winning coach Fred Nkata with victory as Kakamega Homeboyz beat former Tanzanian champions Young Africans (Yanga) 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to book a slot in the SportPesa Super Cup semi-finals.Wanga scored both goals in the space of five minutes, the second from the penalty spot with substitute Wycliffe Opondo putting the icing on the cake in the 89th minute as Nkata who took charge of the side late this week began his tenure with a win. Homeboyz will on Thursday face the winner between reigning Tanzanian champions Simba SC and Kenya’s Kariobangi Sharks who play in the second quarter final on Tuesday afternoon at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.Kicking off under the intense mid-afternoon Nakuru heat, the game didn’t provide as much excitement in the opening minutes with both sides starting off slow, sizing up each other as they had no history of previous meetings.Yanga posed the first threat in the seventh minute of the tie when Akilimani Baruan dribbled his way into the box from the left, but keeper Mike Wanyika was quick off his line to spread his body well on the ground to collect.The former Tanzanian champions had another chance in the 20th minute with a freekick from good goal scoring range but Mwinyi Mgwali sent his effort straight to the wall.All this time, Homeboyz were calm and kept keeping possession but they had their first effort at goal in the 22nd minute when Ali Bai drifted to the edge of the box from the right, but his shot on the weaker left foot went inches wide.Kakamega Homeboyz forward Noah Wafula in action against Yanga during the SportPesa Super Cup quarter finals on Sunday June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe pressure slowly began to build on Yanga and they finally cracked in the 27th minute when Wanga stretched in to tap the ball into the net after being put through by Moses Mudavadi who had played a one-time pass from a Hedmond Mauda ball.Four minutes later Wanga sent his side two up with a calm and collected penalty which came after he had been brought down inside the box carelessly by Mgwali after the Tanzanians lost the ball cheaply.Homeboyz looked comfortable and in the driving seat and the quick brace seemed to have bred some new adrenaline in Wanga’s feet as he improved his work-rate upfront.However, Homeboyz’s lead was halved six minutes from time with Simon Matheo’s sweetly struck freekick from the edge of the box with the ball taking a mean curve over the wall, fooling even keeper Wanyika who went the wrong way.In the second half, Yanga started off by bringing on midfield creative Ibrahim Migomba as they sought to have a more attacking edge over Homeboyz.Action between Yanga and Kakamega Homeboyz in the SportPesa Super CupBut it was Homeboyz who had the half’s first two chances, first Eston Esiye’s freekick from the left almost beating the Yanga keeper at his near post but he managed to react well and save in the fourth minute.Five minutes later, Moses Mudavadi had an effort with a shot from the right that came off the side netting after some nervous defending from Yanga who had struggled to clear a freekick inside their own box.The home side was forced into a change, goal scorer Wanga having to come off having picked a knock and was replaced by Hassan Kikoyo. Yanga also made changes, Burundian forward Amissi Tambwe coming on for Juma Mahadhi.Yanga pressed Homeboyz in their own half as they tried to get the lone goal that would take the game to penalties, but the backline led by Smith Ouko was well marshaled as they dealt with all danger, aerial and ground.Five minutes from time, Tambwe thought he had broken the brick wall when he sneaked behind to tap the ball home but the goal was ruled offside.It was Homeboyz who would get the party done in the 89th minute when Opondo rounded off the keeper to score what would be the final nail in Yanga’s coffin.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgTwo men were hospitalised after they were struck by a car in the Portnoo area.A man has been arrested and charged after the incident in the early hours of yesterday morning.The incident happened at 3am, when the car mounted a ditch, hitting the two men. Both men had minor injuries. One was discharged yesterday morning, the other earlier today.MAN ARRESTED AFTER CAR STRIKES TWO WALKERS was last modified: August 13th, 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:arrestGardaipedestrians struckPortnoolast_img read more

Men’s Golf Opens 2017 Season In Arizona

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team opens its 2017 season at the Loyola Intercollegiate on Saturday through Monday at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz. Competition will get underway at 7:45 a.m. MST on all three days. The Bulldogs had a strong fall season with all five of their top five scorers averaging under 78 per round. Junior Drew Ison led the squad in all five tournaments and carded 11 rounds of 75 or less. Fellow junior Matt Lavery recorded an average round of 76.6 and finished the fall season with a season-low 54-hole score of 226 (74-76-76) at the ODU/Outer Banks Invitational. Freshman Chase Wicklund scored an average round of 77 over 15 rounds, while sophomores Jack Kennedy and Tommi Avant averaged 77.6 and 77.9 per round, respectively. Following the Loyola Intercollegiate, Drake heads to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on March 6-7 for the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate, hosted by Loyola (Md.). Print Friendly Version Live Results center_img Story Links The 54-hole event hosted by Loyola (Md.) features 16 teams including; Air Force, Arkansas State, Connecticut, DePaul, Drake, Eastern Michigan, Elon, Missouri State, Murray State, Northern Illinois, Seton Hall, SIUE, St. John’s, UT-Martin and Utah Valley.last_img read more


first_imgLadies, wonder why an outfit you bought has been worn only once or twice? Stylefish has the answer.Take a Body Styling class or a Creative Colour Class to change the way you think about shopping and help you develop your personal style. A Stylefish class gives you the confidence you need to put an outfit together – we call it the Stylefish Rule of 3.Find out which Style Personality you are and let Stylefish help you create a wardrobe to suit YOU.To find out more information contact Barbara –  A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… ‘STYLEFISH’ CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsStylefishlast_img read more

Proteins Conduct Electricity

first_img(Visited 582 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A remarkable finding at the single-molecule level shows a protein can conduct a large amount of electricity.A press release from the University of Cardiff describes how researchers isolated a single protein molecule and measured the passage of a current when placed between electrodes.  This could represent a fundamental property of proteins that might explain their function.  Two collaborators at the university said, “The highly conducting nature of this protein was a surprise and the result raises questions about the fundamental nature of electron transfer in proteins.”  Could it be that proteins operate as transistors?The team showed that the protein could carry large currents, equivalent to a human hair carrying one amp. The team also discovered that current flow could be regulated in much the same way as transistors, the tiny devices driving computers and smartphones, work but on a smaller scale: the proteins are only a quarter of the size of current silicon based transistors.The finding represents a leap forward in measurement at the nano scale.  “Prior to this work, measurement of millions, if not billions of proteins was only possible, so losing crucial details of how an individual molecule functions.” The team used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to read the electronics of a single molecule of cytochrome b562, a protein just 5 nanometers (billions of a meter) long.While the focus of the press release was on human engineering of this conductance for nanotechnology, the discovery may elucidate how the cell’s protein machines work.  PhysOrg‘s headline was, “Electronics of nature’s nano machines.”  Its summary reads, “A team from the Cardiff University’s Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins – the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature’s very own nano machines.”Details of the research have been published as a series of papers in the journals Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Small and Nanoscale, the press release indicated.While it’s premature to compare proteins to human electrical tools, it is known that electron or proton transfer is essential to some of them, such as photosynthesis, ATP synthase and other machines in the respiratory chain.  What about the motor proteins dynein, kinesin, and myosin?  What about the flagellar motor, mitochondrial machines and DNA transcription and translation machines?  How is ATP energy transduced into proteins’  mechanical actions?  This is a discovery to watch.  If your own cells can be someday described as electronic machines, wouldn’t that be cool?last_img read more

Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Gave up not once, not twice but three times!” said Mayweather. “Real fighters never give up.”BACKSTORY: Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face offFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMcGregor, a two-division champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has conceded three defeats in 24 bouts, all by submission.The two men are set to face each other in a boxing ring in Las Vegas on August 26 in what could be the richest fight in history. Stags shame Chiefs Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena A giant step forward from each had them nose to nose and brought more cheers from the crowd before McGregor launched into a lewd, crude address.“No one’s going to stop me walking around this place like I own it,” he said.Mayweather, meanwhile, was all indifference until it was his turn to speak. After a little back-and-forth with the crowd, he showered McGregor with handfuls of dollar bills from his backpack — a day after McGregor mocked the paltry stash of cash “Money” had brought to their promotional stop in Toronto on Wednesday.“They’re all ones!” McGregor said. “Because that’s all you’re worth,” Mayweather replied.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Thursday’s show at the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, drew a pro-McGregor crowd of more than 13,000.It was the third such production in three days, with one more scheduled for London on Friday aimed at pumping up interest in the bout — although both men seemed to be running short of inventive invective.McGregor eschewed his sharp-tailored suits for a bare chest and white fur overcoat — which he swept from his shoulders as he took the stage to offer a flexed-arm pose that inflamed the crowd.LOOK: McGregor wears suit with ‘F you’ pinstripes to Mayweather presserThe Irishman then paced impatiently as Mayweather, draped in an Irish flag, made his way to the stage and they took their positions for the ritual staredown from opposite sides of the podium.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as money rains down on Conor McGregor during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. AFP/GETTY IMAGESNEW YORK—Floyd Mayweather was on the attack on Thursday, branding Conor McGregor a quitter as the four-stop tour hyping their cross-combat superfight hit New York.“Eejit” and “Circus Clown” were the tamest epithets the former welterweight king, who retired from boxing with a perfect 49-0 record in 2015, threw at McGregor, one of the biggest stars of mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 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 LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Hollywood movie, PlayStation helped India relax after shock defeat vs Zimbabwe

first_imgAfter a cakewalk against Zimbabwe in the One-Day International (ODI) series, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led visitors were handed a shock defeat in the first encounter of the three-match Twenty20 series by the hosts. (Mandeep’s maiden fifty gives India first 10-wicket win in T20s)India, who were without established stars Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, drubbed the minnows 3-0 in the ODI series for their second successive clean sweep against the hosts. The Indian team, led by Ajinkya Rahane, achieved the same feat last year.However, the visitors, who played with five debutants, suffered a shocking two-run defeat against Zimbabwe in the first T20.INDIA’S DASHING REPLYBut India were quick to bounce back in the second T20 with a crushing 10-wicket win to even out the equation before the deciding third T20 tomorrow. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s insistence upon “running hard” pays off for India)Young opener Mandeep Singh, who scored his debut T20 half-century to guide India to a huge 10-wicket win against the hosts, revealed how the team was able to get over from the shock defeat in Harare. THE SUCCESS RECIPE The 24-year-old batsman said the Indian players chose to relax on the eve of the second T20, rather than putting additional pressure on themselves.”A few boys went to see a movie yesterday, we played FIFA, so we had quite a relaxed day yesterday, and obviously we discussed quite a lot about the previous game, and I think we played really well today,” he said. (Barinder Sran smashes records on T20 International debut)advertisementIndian players went to watch Hollywood thriller “Now You See Me 2″ in Harare. The players, alongwith Dhoni, were also seen playing FIFA on PlayStation.”Obviously that defeat in the opening T20 was hurting, but we discussed a few points that what we need to do and I think whatever we have discussed in that previous game we implemented.”We have played five games now on this wicket. We discussed a few points and I think we implemented really well. So that was the main thing,” said Mandeep.SLEEPLESS NIGHT The Punjab batsman, who scored an unbeaten 52 in a modest 100-run chase last night, said the anxiety he felt before the match was surprisingly gone when he came in to bat.”I had a sleepless night before the match, things like pressure of winning a match or the series play on your mind, and also the fact that the selectors are watching you. Call it pressure or nervousness, whatever you want. But when you go in to bat, it becomes a little easier, at least for me. At that time, I just thought the target is 100, how do I achieve it?”Once I am inside, these things do not bother me, that the selectors are watching, that this series is very important. Before the match these things do play on my mind, this series is obviously very important, but honestly, once I go in, it is only, I have to bat and win the match,” Mandeep said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Kangana Ranaut calls Alia Bhatt India’s official sweetheart

first_imgBollywood queen Kangana Ranaut, who just returned from US after wrapping up Hansal Mehta’s Simran attended the Times Lit Fest at Mehboob Studios to speak on the topic ‘Being Kangana’. The gorgeous star was in an extremely jovial mode as she not only posed for the shutterbugs but also spoke to the media after her session.ALSO READ: Kangana’s revenge plans for Alia-Ranveer’s jibes at her on Koffee With Karan ALSO READ: Hrithik-Kangana legal battle gets uglier After addressing questions about her upcoming movies Simran and Rangoon, when Kangana was asked about Alia’s comments made on her at Koffee With Karan, she laughed and said, “I love Alia, she is so talented and such a lovely girl, I am pleased that she wants to know about my whereabouts. I don’t think it’s offensive. Alia is one person I try and reach out to, I love her work and her spirit. I haven’t seen her latest film but I believe she is incredible in it. She makes us very proud.”She also added that Alia is India’s official sweetheart.Not only Alia, onlookers around her also told us that when further coaxed about Ranveer Singh’s comments on the same show, the jovial star laughed and said, “Ranveer is my buddy and he is very curious about my love life…  I remember once he tried to grill me about it but like we all know I am very mysterious and I don’t give in.”Well after Kangana’s such candid and sporting reactions on both Alia and Ranveer’s comments, we believe it’s time to put all the rumour mills to rest. Kangana once again proves that she’s the real Queen of Bollywood.advertisementINDIA TODAY EXCLUSIVE: Kangana opens up on being called witch, whore, psychopathlast_img read more

India’s top-order should have batted better, will learn from mistakes: Pujara

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara hoped India’s top-order batsmen would learn from their mistakes on the opening day of the Adelaide Test and put up a far more improved show in the second innings of the first Test against Australia.After opting to bat, India were reduced to 41 for 4 as KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane perished to lose shots against Australia’s pacers. And just when Rohit Sharma had settled down, he attempted a hoick against Nathan Lyon and holed out.Pujara had to dig deep and produce one of his finest knocks to give India some kind of respectability – they finished at 250 for 9 at stumps. However, Pujara conceded India’s top-order batsmen should have batted much better.”To be honest, we should have batted better but they also bowled well in the first two sessions and I knew I had to stay patient and wait for the lose balls. But they bowled in the right areas,” Pujara told the media after the end of the first day. “I also felt our top order should have batted better but we will learn from the mistakes and put up a better show in the second innings.”Pujara showed it was not impossible to bat. You just had to remain patient and wait for the scoring opportunities. And his resilience paid rich dividends – Pujara brought up his maiden hundred in Australia and went past 5000 runs.Perhaps Pujara’s colleagues could take a leaf out of his book. They could learn how to prepare for a big Test series from close quarters. In 2014, Pujara had struggled in England and Australia – eventually, he was dropped. Four years later, Pujara has turned a new corner.advertisement”The top order made mistakes but hopefully, we will learn from those mistakes and we will bat better in the second innings. I had prepared well.. Overally my experience in Test cricket and first-class cricket helped me,” he said.Maybe Pujara was upset with the lack of support from any one of his partners in the top-order. Who knows how many India could have got had at least one of the others batted longer and showed some more application.Sunil Gavaskar was furious with the way the Indian batsmen approached the innings. “That [poor outside the off-stump] is an understatement. They [India batsmen] were just reaching out for deliveries which they could have very well left alone. The only exception may be KL Rahul but all the others played shots that they could have avoided,” Gavaskar told the broadcasters as India went to lunch at 56 for 4. “It was the first session of a five-day Test match, a five-day Test match and you had all the time in the world to build a good total.”You know that the Kookaburra ball swings around only for maybe a dozen overs or so. You can then cash in, capitalise and score plenty of runs. But everybody was like ‘I have to get my runs in this session’.”And if these players had been newcomers, understandable but these are all experienced players who played those shots outside the off-stump.”Thanks to Pujara, India now have a fighting chance. The onus will be on the bowlers on Friday and if they can restrict Australia, Pujara will get to see if his batting colleagues have indeed learnt from their mistakes.Also Read | Sunil Gavaskar blasts India batsmen after poor shot selection in Adelaide TestAlso Read | Chocolate milkshake for Pujara after magnificent Test hundred in AustraliaAlso Read | Adelaide hundred one of my top 5 knocks, says Cheteshwar PujaraAlso watch –last_img read more