Woman robbed at Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling

first_imgDuring the bustle at the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling on Tuesday morning to board a speedboat owing to the Demerara Harbour Bridge shutdown, one woman was robbed of her handbag.Guyana Times was informed that the woman, Jelisha (only name given), had just entered the stelling at about 07:10h. As a result of the long lines, she was clustered between a group of people and at that instance, a man snatched her handbag and faded away in the crowd.“I was standing right by the gate because we had to wait to go up. And I just feel someone tugging at the bag and thought it was because there was a lot of people around me…Like a couple seconds after, I realised that I wasn’t holding the bag anymore and realised that somebody take it. When I look at the side, it was a guy and he was running,” she told Guyana Times.Among the valuables in the brown handbag were $21,000 along with US$50, one iPhone, one charger, a pair of earrings and identification documents.On Monday, persons were left with no choice but to use the water taxi service after a barge and tug slammed into the Bridge, leaving it inoperable. It was finally opened on Tuesday evening to light traffic.last_img read more

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Spring clean your finances

first_imgNEW YORK — Spring is the season of renewal — the time to get out the gardening tools, begin a new exercise program or tackle the dirt that’s accumulated in the house. It also can be a good time to springclean your finances. “A little work now will make things easier as the year goes on,” said Catherine Williams, a credit expert with Money Management International, a Houston-based counseling and education agency. Reduce paper, but don’t forget the tax man’ Williams suggests that consumers start by reducing the amount of paper they accumulate. “Are there any papers that you can convert into online files?” she asks. “Or, can I check my balances online and pay a couple of bucks a few months down the line to get a copy of an old statement I might need?” On the other hand, Williams says, “don’t forget the tax man.” That means consumers need to keep the documents related to income as well as the receipts for tax credits and deductions for at least three years. Statements dealing with investments and homeownership should be retained as long as the assets are owned. Next, get a copy of your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling the toll-free number, (877) 322-8228. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 allows consumers to get a free copy of their credit report every year from each of the three main credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. “Be proactive and challenge anything that’s inaccurate,” Williams said. “Then you’re ready should you want to make a major purchase later in the year.” Revise your budget Williams is a big fan of dusting off your budget and your debt-repayment plans in the spring. “Your budget is nothing more than your financial GPS,” she said in a reference to the global positioning systems available to navigate some vehicles. “You wouldn’t go on a trip without a road map or a plan, and you shouldn’t do that with your finances either.” The main thing to look for in a revised budget is ways to reduce spending, she said. That frees money for saving or paying down debt. Ginita Wall, a certified financial planner based in San Diego, suggested that there are lessons to be learned in that traditional rite of spring — the preparation of federal and state income tax returns. “If you had trouble getting your documents together, set up some empty file folders or envelopes to put this coming year’s tax receipts in as you receive them so next year’s tax season will be easier,” she said. One envelope could be for charitable donations, another for medical expenses, another for qualified educational expenses. Take look at 401(k) “Spring is also a good time to clean out your 401(k),” Wall said. That means that you — perhaps with the help of a financial adviser or a trusted friend who is savvy about investing — should look at how your savings are invested and rebalance the account. This could be done by shifting some of your savings from, say, stock funds to bond funds or by deciding to redirect where your new money is going, Wall said. “It’s also a good time to check the limits” on retirement accounts, she said. “Are you putting in as much as you can? You should look at the maximum your company allows — and the maximum your budget allows you to put in,” she said. Wall said consumers who aren’t maxing out their 401(k) and other retirement accounts should “have your company take out an extra 1 percent or 2 percent or 3 percent” to increase their contribution — especially if they’ve gotten a raise in recent months. “You’re probably not going to miss that 1 percent or 2 percent at all,” Wall said. Renew resolutions Wall, who is a co-founder of the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, or WIFE, also thinks spring “is a good time to renew and revitalize your New Year’s resolutions — the ones that went by the wayside by Jan. 21 — or commit to new things.” This can include committing to enrolling in a financial course at your community college or setting some new money goals, such as cutting down on the amount you spend eating meals out. “Huge life goals are important, and you should have them,” Wall said. “But the trick with resolutions is to break those big goals down into smaller steps that are achievable.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Wenger hails Arsenal win after ‘nightmare’ week

first_imgWenger desperately needed a positive result after coming under pressure for a run of four straight defeats, and he got just that against a Milan side who saw a 13-match unbeaten run ended.“It is an important win of course after we had a nightmare week,” the 68-year-old Frenchman told BT Sport.“I am happy with the spirit and response we gave. When you are knocked down like a boxer you don’t have time to react and you are only halfway up, but you have to respond.“Your pride and desire to show quality has to come through in the game.”Gennaro Gattuso’s seven-time European champions now have it all to do ahead of the second leg at the Emirates in seven days’ time.“Arsenal are in a very difficult period, but are a great team, but we made too many mistakes,” said Gattuso.But Arsenal, 13 points adrift of the top four in the Premier League, will be confident of continuing their bid to return to the Champions League by winning Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time.“Overall it is important to win, but it is not qualification. We have to finish the job at home,” Wenger added.Arsenal started brightly at the San Siro but were lucky not to concede a penalty when Hakan Calhanoglou stayed on his feet despite appearing to have been fouled by onrushing Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.Just moments later Arsenal broke the deadlock, as Mesut Ozil fed Armenian Mkhitaryan, a January signing from Manchester United, to cut inside and fire in a shot which deflected past home keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma off Leonardo Bonucci.The Gunners grew in confidence after that strike, with Donnarumma making two good saves late in the opening period to deny Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck, before Mkhitaryan hit the crossbar.But the visitors did double their advantage before the interval, as Ramsey ran onto Ozil’s perfectly-weighted through ball and rounded Donnarumma to tap into an empty net.Giacomo Bonaventura scooped a shot over in the second half when he should have done better, while Suso drilled a left-footed strike out for a throw-in.Colombian keeper Ospina did well to beat Nikola Kalinic to a through ball when the substitute looked to be in on goal, as Arsenal closed out a much-needed win.– Salzburg shock Dortmund –Kosovo’s Valon Berisha scored twice as Salzburg stunned Dortmund © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZBorussia Dortmund slumped to a shock first-leg 2-1 loss at home to Salzburg, although Andre Schurrle’s second-half strike did cut the deficit ahead of next week’s return game in Austria.Kosovo international Valon Berisha scored twice shortly after half-time to put Salzburg in control, the first from the penalty spot, and leave German giants Dortmund facing a surprise exit.La Liga title challengers Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke scoring the goals for Diego Simeone’s side.Brazilian defender Marcelo scored the only goal as last season’s semi-finalists Lyon grabbed a 1-0 win at CSKA Moscow, as they look to go one better this term with the final at their Groupama Stadium.Lucas Ocampos scored twice, including in the first minute, with Dimitri Payet also on the scoresheet as Marseille saw off Athletic Bilbao 3-1.Lazio were held to a 2-2 home draw in their tie with Dynamo Kiev, while RB Leipzig will take a lead over Zenit St Petersburg to Russia after Timo Werner ended a four-game goal drought in a 2-1 win.Sporting Lisbon put one foot into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 home victory against Viktoria Plzen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s win came at the perfect time for manager Arsene Wenger © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOPARIS, France, Mar 8 – Under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was relieved after his side’s impressive 2-0 Europa League last 16, first-leg victory at AC Milan on Thursday, following a “nightmare” week.Henrikh Mkhitaryan drove Arsenal into a 15th-minute lead with his first goal for the club, and a shellshocked Milan fell further behind before half-time as Aaron Ramsey waltzed through to score.last_img read more

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Champagne on ice as Gor beat Chemelil

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Eliud Lokuwam in action against Chemelil Sugar. PHOTO/KPLNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – They might not have done it in superb fashion as they have done for the better part of the season, but they did it anyway. Gor Mahia moved closer to clinching a record-setting 17th Kenyan Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Chemelil Sugar at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Thursday, opening a 17-point gap on top of the standings with a match at hand. Eliud Lokuwam scored barely 10 minutes after coming on in a scrappy game that didn’t provide much of attacking spectacle especially for most of the second half.But that mattered less; the most important thing was the result. With maximum points against Sofapaka and AFC Leopards in their next two games, Gor will be confirmed champions.With the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Rayon Sports lingering in the horizon on Sunday, head coach Dylan Kerr made sweeping changes to his squad, giving the entire second team an opportunity to prove their worth.From the team that won against Kakamega Homeboyz in Kisumu on Monday afternoon, only keeper Shabaan Odhoji started. The rest of the first team players were not even on the starting team, the coach choosing to give them a complete rest.The game took a bit of time to get into rhythm and Gor’s first chance of the game came after 14 minutes when Bernard Ondiek’s shot from inside the box flew wide after a goalmouth scramble off a Wesley Onguso corner.Four minutes later, Chemelil keeper Richard Aimo pulled off a brilliant double save to keep his side into contention.He first did well to spread his body on the ground nicely to block a shot from Ephraim Guikan after the Ivorian controlled beautifully a pass from Lawrence Juma before going at goal with his weaker right foot.From the rebound, Aimo was at hand once again to give a powerful punch to the ball after it was sent right back in with a rifling shot from Ondiek.Chemelil struggled to create chances and tried to catch Gor off the break. In the 28th minute, a through ball was threaded to Bernard Biko, buthe wasn’t fast enough to it as Odhoji came off his line to clear.Nine minutes from the break, Felix Oluoch had the sugar millers’ first effort on target with his header off a Francis Ochollah cross from the right heading straight into Odhoji’s arms.Gor were forced into a change two minutes to halftime with Guikan being forced out injured after a heavy collision with the Chemelil keeper going for a high ball. His place was taken by Innocent Wafula.There wasn’t much to talk about in the second half from a scrappy display, none of the two sides being able to keep the ball for more than five touches.The game changing moment came in the 68th minute when Kerr introduced Lokuwam for Samuel Onyango. The youngster repaid the faith Kerr had in him scoring the winner within 10 minutes of coming on.A through ball from Cersidy Okeyo into the box saw keeper Aimo clash with his defenders as he came out to collect, Lokuwam taking advantage to bounce the ball off their path and slam into an empty net for his first goal in Gor colors.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SENATOR JIMMY HARTE’S FAMILY ISSUES STATEMENT OF THANKS

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte’s family has released a statement from his bedside this afternoon.Senator Jimmy HarteThere is no change with the Labour Party’s politician’s condition since he was taken ill and found unconscious in Dublin in the early hours of Saturday morning last.The family say they have been inundated with messages of good will and support for the much-loved husband and father-of-four. The statement reads “Jimmy remains in critical condition in Beaumont Hospital.“The Harte family are extremely grateful and thankful to the people of Donegal and throughout the country who have sent their messages of goodwill and support.” SENATOR JIMMY HARTE’S FAMILY ISSUES STATEMENT OF THANKS was last modified: November 19th, 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:familyhospitalSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

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State needs revamp

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Amid speculation Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will seek a $50billion bond to upgrade California’s aging infrastructure, state officials said the program would be part of a long-term plan that also would tap private-sector partners and user fees.California’s deteriorating infrastructure – everything from congested freeways and ports to crumbling schools and levees – is estimated to need at least $100billion in repairs.“We’re looking at creative ways to do financing, at a lot of competing needs and at how much you can get moving all at one time,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the governor’s Finance Department.Some stakeholders are cheering the effort, including Russell Hammer, president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, who has urged lawmakers to call a special session to address the issue.But some critics, including the state treasurer, have begun to question the wisdom of the state issuing any new bonds.“He must first balance the state (operating) budget,” said state Treasurer Phil Angelides, who oversees bonds in California and is a leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate.The state Legislative Analyst’s Office recently projected that while California will gain a one-time revenue boost from an upbeat economy next year, the state still is spending about $4billion a year more than it takes in.Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman agreed the state needs infrastructure improvements, but the Irvine Republican said he wants California to avoid a taxpayer-supported, general-obligation bond so big it triggers tax hikes.“We’re already near our maximum,” said Ackerman, R-Tustin.The nonpartisan legislative analyst, Elizabeth Hill, echoed Ackerman’s warning.“We’re now spending more on debt service than on the University of California,” she said. “Additional spending on debt services means other dollars that aren’t going, for instance, to healthcare and education.”Meanwhile, Senate leader Don Perata, D-Oakland – who had made a proposed $10billion infrastructure bond a top priority this year – said he has begun talking with the administration about combining their efforts.“This is not simply a problem” for the north or south halves of California, said Perata. “It’s a problem for the whole state.” sgeissinger@angnewspapers.com(916) 447-9302 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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The Furniture Liquidator to sell everything in €2 million sale

first_imgGrab your keys it’s time for you to get the biggest bargains of all time at the Furniture Liquidator, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, next Friday 4th August in their marquee:The tent is over 100 foot long of bargains packed to the roof. We will be selling EVERYTHING ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY 4th-7th August 2017. Nothing will be held back!This is the biggest stock disposal sale ever to be held in Donegal and probably Ireland. At the Furniture Liquidator we receive stock from Irish and UK shops which are closed or are closing and need to dispose of stock FAST.To make way for over 15 containers scheduled to arrive soon, we have decided to run a stock disposal sale to you the public at prices never seen before.  All brands will be sold at prices not offered anywhere else.Including in out lots for sale are: ToolsSoft furnishings including recliners, fabric suites and wipe clean 3-1-1 suites, corner suites, single chairs, lots of three-seater, two seater and single chairs sold separately or in any combinationBikes for child and adultBeds 3ft, 4ft and Kind SizeMattresses of every brand and grade.Robes 2 door, 3 door and 4 doorBedside lockers of every colourChest of drawersDining setsRugs LightsCoffee tablesEnd TablesTV UnitsHalf price hall tablesAND MUCH MUCH MOREIf you’re looking for something look here first, because when it’s gone it really is gone. Sponsored PostThe Furniture Liquidator to sell everything in €2 million sale was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Furniture liquidatorSALEstock disposallast_img read more

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Warriors believe DeMarcus Cousin can begin team practice soon

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors have stayed adamant about not offering a timetable on DeMarcus Cousins’ return. After all, why project their starting center’s first game in a Warriors uniform when they still need to reevaluate his left Achilles tendon in four weeks?Before that evaluation takes place, though, the Warriors might have be bale to evaluate Cousins’ on-court progress.“I don’t think it will take too long before … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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An underappreciated part to the Sharks’ three-game win streak

first_imgSAN JOSE — As much as the return of Evander Kane and the signing of Patrick Marleau have helped the Sharks turn things around after one of the worst starts in franchise history, their record might look a lot different now if it wasn’t for their penalty kill.The Sharks had to kill a third period penalty to protect a one-goal lead in their Oct. 10 game against Chicago, scored shorthanded and killed two more third period penalties in their two-goal win over Calgary on Sunday, then killed four …last_img read more

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Google Play Introduces PayPal Support

first_imgIn a blog post Thursday, Google announced it will support PayPal as a payment option for Google Play purchases starting in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. For those Google Play customers, PayPal will now appear as a purchasing option in one’s Google Wallet, which is Google’s mobile solution for storing and spending with credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards; users need only enter their credentials at checkout to purchase with PayPal.Google also announced expanded support for carrier billing—the ability to place Google Play purchases on one’s phone bill—as well as Google Play developer support in 13 new countries and buyer currency support in 28 new countries, which means developers can now tailor pricing for their apps in up to 60 different countries. Tags:#Android#Google#Google developers#Google Play#Google Play developers#mobile#PayPal#PayPal Google Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… anthony myers Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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