Linden man commits suicide

first_imgA Linden family is devastated following the suicide of 50-year-old Walter Layne, whose lifeless body was discovered hanging by an electrical cord from the ceiling of his home at Lot 5175 Central Amelia’s Ward,Dead: Walter LayneMackenzie, Linden, region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The ghastly discovery was made at approximately 20:30h on Wednesday evening. According to information received, the son of the deceased, 18-year-old Trevon Layne who discovered the body, indicated that the act appeared to be premeditated since his father had related that he would be going away.Layne, a former RUSAL employee, was also said to be suffering from hypertension and a thyroid disorder, which caused him to leave his job earlier this year. Layne’s immediate family related that they last saw him alive at home on Wednesday afternoon when they left for church.According to Police, foul play was not suspected; however, a post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted to determine the actual cause of death. Layne is survived by his wife and four children. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Pensioner, friends charged for assaulting man

first_imgSixty-five-year-old Alston Primo of 551 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown; 60-year-old Stephen Braithwaite of 810 Plantain Walk, West Bank Demerara (WBD); and 59-year-old stroke patient Harry Blackman were on Monday arraigned before City Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge of brutally attacking a man who claimed to have witnessed a crime they allegedly committed.Particulars of the charge are that on February 22, 2018, at the Muneshwer’s Building on Water Street, they unlawfully assaulted Hardid Parsuit.The virtual complainant, Parsuit, told the court he had witnessed the defendants and others robbing a woman of money; and later that day, he was attacked by six men, three of whom he recognised, and was dealt several slaps and cuffs about his body.The defendants all claim to have been mistakenly identified. Braithwaite told the Court that he was at a funeral on the day in question. Blackman explained that he is a stroke patient and does not have the use of one of his arms. As such, he could not have been one of the persons who assaulted Parsuit.Bail was granted to the men in the sum of $30,000 each, and they are expected to return to Court on April 9 2018.last_img read more

City Council blocked from removing some Stabroek vendors

first_imgHigh Court Judge Roxanne Wiltshire-George on Wednesday issued an interim order blocking the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) from removing some vendors from around the Stabroek Market.An injunction filed by a vendor, Peter Warner, on Wednesday in the High Court, sought to restrain Town Clerk Royston King and the City Council from removing some vendors from the outskirts of Stabroek Market.King had said Wednesday that vendors would be able to move on to their new vending site by Thursday; however, the court has decided otherwise.The High Court Judge will begin hearing the case on Tuesday, May 10.According to the legal document seen by  Guyana Times>>>, the plaintiff claims from the defendant, a declaration that the use and occupation by the plaintiff of a portion of private property situated at the former Guyana Stores Bond, Water Street, Georgetown, owned and controlled by either the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) or Malcolm Panday, for the purpose of trading and vending is lawful and duly authorised by the owners.It said that a declaration that the decision of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown made and contained in notice dated May 3, 2016 and signed by the Town Clerk of Georgetown, to remove the plaintiff who is trading and vending on private property is illegal, unlawful and in breach of the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01Warner is also claiming damages in excess of 0,000 against the defendant for unlawful interference with his property, and 0,000 against the defendant for an intended trespass against his property.The injunction restrains King and/or officers of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Georgetown from removing, destroying, damaging and/or interfering in any manner whatsoever with Warner’s stall, goods and merchandise.According to Warner, he has been a clothes vendor for the past 15 years and has been occupying and conducting business at a stall situated at the former Guyana Stores Bond, Water Street, with the permission, authorisation and licence of Panday.He said the property on which he trades was initially owned by Guyana Stores Limited and was used as a bond.According to reports, the Guyana Stores Bond was sold by NICIL to Panday.The vendor said about five years ago, Panday held a meeting with a number of vendors, including himself.At that meeting, Panday granted permission for the vendors to use his private premises to erect stalls and use it for vending and trading until he needed it.“My stall measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet and made of wood and zinc. My stall currently holds approximately 300 pairs of jeans, 200 pairs of boots, 300 jerseys and 40 pairs of slippers. My stall is the only place I have to store my inventory and it does not hinder or interfere with free flow of traffic on the pavement controlled by the Mayor and City Council,” Warner said in the court document.He related that on April 28, at the request of officers of City Council, he, along with several vendors, attended a meeting at City Hall where they were told by King to participate in a cleanup campaign for Georgetown.On May 1, 2016, he said he, along with several other vendors, was involved in the cleaning up exercise along with members of the City Council.He said the area targeted was the very former Guyana Stores Bond and its environs including all drains, parapets, pavements and vending areas in and around Water Street, Georgetown.From all accounts, Warner said, the Mayor and Councillors are directing himself and other vendors to remove from the private property for an indefinite period of time with no certainty as to reoccupation of the area.He said there were approximately nine stalls located at the former Bond. However, none of the stalls encroach or impede upon the pavement, road and drains in the area or in any manner whatsoever hinder or interfere with the ability of the City Council to clean or maintain same.On Sunday last, over 140 persons vending on the outskirts of the Market were removed by the City Council, which said it needed to begin a massive clean-up campaign.However, vendors became enraged after it was found out that no place had been readily provided for them to continue their vending. A series of protests followed, the last being in front of the Ministry of the Presidency on Tuesday.last_img read more

Team Clueless wins returning Over the Line tournament

first_imgThis year’s Over the Line tournament was the first time the winter baseball event had taken place since 2010.  “It went pretty good. We had four teams and all the teams were awesome. It was a great group of people out there, and everyone got a cash prize.”  More photos from the tournament can be found below:- Advertisement –center_img Team Clueless eventually emerged victorious, winning the unique winter baseball tournament. The champions met Kalmor Krush in a close final game of the tournament, where they won by score of 1-0. With the win, team Clueless left Charlie Lake $350 dollars richer. Carolyn Furler, event organizer and member of team All North Trucking Mudder Truckers, said the return of the tournament was a success.last_img

Cult of Southgate grows, England W Cup fever mounts

first_imgWhen the 47-year-old was appointed in November 2016 after Sam Allardyce left his post following a newspaper sting after just 67 days in charge, there was little fanfare.That’s all changed now. “Southgreat” trumpeted the Sun on Sunday. “Cry God for Harry, England and St George!” said the Sunday Telegraph.England, basking in a long summer heatwave, is starting to believe the team can reach their first final since 1966 after the young side saw off Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday.Almost 20 million people in Britain tuned in, not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas.Streets were deserted as people crammed into sweaty pubs, gathered around big screens or stayed home to watch the national side reach the last four of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years.Marks and Spencer, official tailors to the England team, declared Saturday #NationalWaistcoatDay in honour of Southgate and the team.England coach Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane celebrate their World Cup quarter-final victory against Sweden © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVThe manager has even been promised a lifetime supply of waistcoats from a firm in London.“I’m so impressed with Southgate’s performance, and with his choice of attire,” the founder Sir Plus, Henry Hales, told the London Evening Standard.Exeter Cathedral, in southwest England, tweeted a video of an organist playing the unofficial team anthem “Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)” in an tweet entitled “To Russia With Love”.The song itself, released by the Lightning Seeds and comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel for Euro ’96, hosted in England, is storming up the charts again.Fans have also adapted another song, “Whole Again” by Atomic Kitten.“Looking back on when we first met, I cannot escape it, I cannot forget,” the fans chant.“Southgate you’re the one. You still turn me on and football’s coming home again.”– Social media star –Southgate was an accomplished defender for England and a clutch of Premier League clubs, but his managerial experience is limited to a spell at Middlesbrough and with the England Under-21sHe famously appeared in a pizza advertisement that played on his penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final shootout against eventual champions Germany.But he has gone from fall guy to hero, taking social media by storm, with the hashtag #GarethSouthgateWould used thousands of times by people imagining how he would help them out.“#GarethSouthgateWould siphon the petrol out of his own car and put it into yours, if he saw you parked up on the hard shoulder on a motorway out of fuel. He’d wave you off, then he’d wait for the AA (Automobile Association) to come get him, because that was his last few drops,” tweeted @DrawtyDevil.AmnestyUK tweeted: “#GarethSouthgateWould ensure we retain all our hard-won #humanrights after #Brexit.”Former British Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson tweeted: “#GarethSouthgateWould come all the way to London to make sure there was a ramp to get me off the train when he was only popping to Boro to get some milk.”Twitter user Claire Eubank tweeted a radically altered version of The Lord’s Prayer.“Our Gareth, who art in Samara, Hallowed be thy waistcoat…. For Thine is the semis, The Final and the Glory, For ever and ever. #It’s Coming Home.”Southgate’s rising profile has been a bonanza for lookalike airline pilot Neil Rowe, who even managed to temporarily fool BBC TV presenter and former England international Gary Lineker when he spied him in the crowd during the match against Sweden.“I signed kids’ napkins in McDonald’s in 96 after he missed the penalty, have been shouted at by Colombian fans and got free beers in the Irish bar,” Rowe told the BBC.Perhaps, though, the Daily Mirror summed it up best as to why Southgate has wowed the English public.“He is a gentleman.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gareth Southgate is nearing sainthood status in England © AFP / Yuri CORTEZLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 8 – England is basking in unexpected World Cup success as coach Gareth Southgate is elevated to national hero status, cathedral organs belt out football anthems and the country prepares to shut down for Wednesday’s semi-final.Clean-cut, waistcoated manager Southgate was not even supposed to be in Russia. Now he’s about to lead England against Croatia with a place in Sunday’s final beckoning.last_img read more


first_imgNo wall is too big for Jarla!There was a time many years ago that Jarla Duffy got into trouble for scribbling on schoolyard walls.Now principals from across the county are queuing up to get him to add a bit of colour to their schools.The well-known Letterkenny-based cartoonist is once again planning to get his box of colours out to visit schools across the summer months. The man himselfWhat was once a dreary schoolyard wall can be transformed in a matter of hours to become a focal point for the entire school.Be it a certain member of the Donegal GAA team or an educational theme, Jarla has an eye for all the right caricatures.Jarla says he loves the feedback from teachers and pupils alike when he brings his own bit of colour to schools.“I might not have been the best pupil in the school in my own days but I really loved art and being able to express myself through art. “Now I love the reaction of pupils and teachers alike. It’s nice to be able to give something back and to hopefully make a school a nicer place for pupils to come each day,” he said.Jarla is already heavily booked for the summer months so schools planning to freshen up that dull corner of their school are advised to act fast.Jarla can be contacted at www.donegalcartoons.comAnother great example of Jarla’s work JARLA ENSURES WRITING IS ON THE WALL FOR SCHOOLS THIS SUMMER! was last modified: June 24th, 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:Jarlamuralsschoolswww.donegalcartoons.comlast_img read more

Charlie Austin avoids punishment for sensational ‘Parklife’ rant

first_imgMaya Yoshida was ruled offside by referee Simon Hooper, who failed to spot that the ball hit Austin twice.The 29-year-old fumed: “It’s ridiculous, they shouldn’t be in the game.“We scored a perfectly good goal that was ruled out for offside. The officials cost us two points. They said it was offside, that is a joke.“People go on about VAR, they clearly need help. If this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need. It’s a joke. huge blow “Sure there are many positives, we worked hard, we deserved three points and we would have got that had we not been let down by the official.“We feel like we have been let down. I started well, worked hard to be up 1-0 at half-time and we stuck to the plan.“We didn’t get beat but we should have gotten away with three points going into the international break.“The performance was there, we can take that away and we should manage the game. I’m angry is what it is, we should have won 2-0.”The interview has since been made into a hilarious remix of Blur’s ‘Parklife’: RANKED BEST OF Charlie Austin was raging after the Watford game Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The original version PARKLIFE 😆— Ryan Butterworth (@RJButterworth11) November 11, 2018 MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED 2 Latest Football News ADVICE REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Charlie Austin has escaped an FA charge for his sensational outburst following the 1-1 draw with Watford.The Southampton striker’s post-match interview went viral after he slammed the match officials for wrongly disallowing his goal. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The spectacular rant went viral on social media Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the upcoming Budget should be about a Fair Recovery and not about the election.Deputy Pearse DohertyDeputy Doherty was responding to speculation that extra funds might be available based on latest tax return figures.He called on the government to end the electioneering and to start dealing in budgetary facts. Deputy Doherty said “The next Budget is a crucial one and should be about laying the groundwork for a Fair Recovery. That will be the focus of Sinn Fein’s fully costed alternative. I am becoming increasingly concerned that, for the government, the focus is on short term thinking and doing whatever it thinks will help their election prospects.“In some ways, the size of the fiscal space available to the government is less important than what they do with it. From what we have heard, the government focus is on tax cuts rather than bolstering the economy through much needed public spending. The demands of the health service as we saw recently from the HSE documents are still enormous while across the board the Fiscal Council has warned that the government’s spending projections are inadequate to even stand still.“I am calling on Ministers Noonan and Howlin to be upfront and open by stating what the budget adjustment will be and what other fiscal space they have in terms of capital spending, for example. Sinn Féin will provide an alternative which will be based on a different view – that of building a Fair Recovery that is sustainable and widespread.“We are ready for that debate and I challenge Minister Noonan to lay out the fiscal parameters so the public can see the choices before them and to end the spinning and electioneering and deal with the facts about the budgetary space available. I am confident that this government which has been so unfair in recession has no intention of being fair in recovery.” BUDGET SHOULD BE ABOUT FAIR RECOVERY AND NOT ELECTION – DOHERTY was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quigley scores 23 points, Arcata girls top Shasta for Harlan Carter tournament title

first_img“A … PALO CEDRO >> Two tournaments, two titles for Arcata’s girls basketball team.For a team that’s been to NorCals three straight years, the Tigers are looking like they could extend that streak to four.Arcata captured its first Harlan Carter Invitational Saturday night at The Palace with a 54-44 win over Shasta, the two-time defending Northern Section Division III champs.The Tigers swept their own tournament last weekend and came to Foothill High for the 43rd Harlan Carter hot.last_img

Adult Stem Cells Outpace Embryonics

first_img(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some still play with embryos, but there seems little reason for it when adult stem cells perform so well.Researchers learn how to grow old brain cells (Science Daily): Good news from the Salk Institute. “For the first time, scientists can use skin samples from older patients to create brain cells without rolling back the youthfulness clock in the cells first. The new technique, which yields cells resembling those found in older people’s brains, will be a boon to scientists studying age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”Mesenchymal stem cells use extracellular vesicles to outsource mitophagy and shuttle microRNAs (Nature Communications): Basic research at Scripps is helping understand why mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show promise in animal studies and human clinical trials. “Collectively, these studies mechanistically link mitophagy and MSC survival with macrophage function, thereby providing a physiologically relevant context for the innate immunomodulatory activity of MSCs.”Transplantation of unique, newly discovered stems cells may lead to promising stroke therapy (Science Daily): Preventing viral invasions is essential to keeping one’s adult stem cells healthy and ready for their functions. This article pits adult stem cells against embryonic stem cells by discussing “Muse cells” found in a variety of tissues, including bone marrow, fat tissues and skin. “Muse cells are unique stem cells that are able to self-renew and also display high efficiency for differentiating into neuron-like cells,” a researcher from U of South Florida says.  But can they beat embryos?According to the researchers, fetal stem cells may appear to be better candidates for replacing lost neural circuitry, considering that they preferentially differentiate toward being neuronal cells. However, fetal stem cell accessibility is limited and, like embryonic stem cells, their immaturity may present safety issues, such as tumor development. Also, the use of fetal and embryonic stem cells has been the topic of many ethical debates. Since Muse cells can be derived from adult tissue rather than fetal or embryonic tissue, the ethical quandaries associated with stem cell therapy may be considerably allayed with their use.Not only do Muse cells also have the practical advantage of being non-tumorigenic, they are readily accessed commercially and can also be easily collected from patient skin biopsies. Once more, Muse cells do not have to be “induced,” or genetically manipulated, to be pluripotent as required with some other cell varieties — they already display inherent stem cell properties after isolation and, with their acquired neuronal properties, Muse cells spontaneously home toward the stroke-damaged sites.Adult stem cells vs embryos in treatment of macular degeneration: Medical Xpress reports optimistically on Canadians using embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to treat age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness in the elderly. Researchers in Montreal got most of the ESCs to differentiate into pure cones, at least in a dish. But David Levin in another article on Medical Xpress points out that stem cells from adult dental pulp can also be used to treat macular degeneration. Researchers from Tufts University are finding that these cells from a patient’s own teeth can be reprogrammed into the same retinal tissue the Canadians are making from ESCs. In fact, traits of dental pulp stem cells avoid some of the complications and safety concerns of other induced pluripotent stem cells. Both techniques are in the early stages, but why not focus on the adult stem cells and avoid the ethical quandaries of using embryonic stem cells?Scientists reveal how stem cells defend against viruses (PhysOrg): The only article in recent news describing scientific progress in the use of human embryos for stem cells is this study from Singapore. It’s about basic research into how stem cells protect themselves from viruses.  No treatments are described for any health conditions, and nothing about the research suggests that similar processes protect adult stem cells.  Is there any reason, then, to use embryos for this research instead of adult stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells?Many researchers were delighted to find that induced pluripotent stem cells from adult tissues work just as well as embryonic stem cells. Most of them saw the new gold rush in adult cells, and were relieved to avoid the ethical quandaries. But there are still holdouts who want to tinker with the unborn. Pressure needs to be kept on them about the evil of using embryos and fetal tissues.  Those unethical practices feed the market for abortions (9/20/15, 8/02/15, 7/18/15). These news items undercut the claim that scientists “need” embryos to “help” people.  A multi-pronged attack might dry up that market: (1) embryos are not needed, (2) the smart money is on adult stem cells, and (3) cutting up human embryos at any stage is unethical and immoral.  Secular materialists who won’t be impressed by #3 may listen to #1 and #2.last_img read more