Suspected bandit shot by Police

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first_imgA 23-year-old suspected bandit of Laing Avenue, Charlestown, Georgetown was on Friday shot to his right foot by police moments after he and an accomplice were cornered after robbing a Bourda Market vendor of 0,000 in cash. The suspect is presently under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Reports are that a 56-year-old vendor had just arrived at his Pike Street, Kitty residence and was about to open his gate when the suspects confronted him. The men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held the vendor at gunpoint and relieved him of the bag containing the money before making good their escape. The police were alerted, and responded promptly.They cornered the men in Kitty, but the bandits opened fire on the police ranks. The police returned fire, hitting one of the bandits, who fell to the ground while the other escaped. A portion of the loot has been recovered in his possession.And acting on information, police conducted a search on a house at Duncan Street, Newtown, during which an unlicensed revolver and two live rounds of ammunition, along with one spent shell, were found.Four males and two females who were at the house at the time of the police search have been arrested. One of the females is said to be the girlfriend of the wounded suspect.The police are continuing their hunt for the second bandit as investigations continue.last_img read more


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first_imgArcata >> At this point, with their postseason fate hanging in the balance, the Jacks will take wins any way they can get them.That was proven true Saturday night.Junior point guard Malik Morgan scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore guard Nikhil Lizotte added 21 to lead the Humboldt State men’s basketball team to a hard-fought 71-60 win over California Collegiate Athletic Association rival and previously red-hot Cal Poly Pomona at Lumberjack Arena.“I think the most that (this win) does …last_img


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first_imgMandy Ramsden climbing a vertical ladder in her quest for the top of Mount Everest. Ramsden crossing a crevasse at the top ofthe ice fall. MEDIA CONTACTS • Adventure Consultants +64 3 443 8711 info@adventure.co.nz Freephone from US: 1 866 757 8722 RELATED ARTICLES • The adventure starts here• Wartrail – a winter wonderland• Hiking the dragon’s back• The Tour de Kruger – a wild rideFiona McIntoshSouth African climber Mandy Ramsden is not well-known outside mountaineering circles, but she’s on the brink of a remarkable achievement: becoming the first African woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents.Few people know that Ramsden, a banker from Johannesburg, is currently poised to summit 8 850-metre Mount Everest, the final peak she needs to conquer in her quest for what is known as the Seven Summits. These, the highest mountains on each continent, are Aconcagua in South America, Carstensz Pyramid in Oceania, Elbrus in Europe, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount McKinley (also known as Denali) in North America, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and, of course, Mount Everest, the summit of Asia and the world. The first African of all to climb the seven was Sean Wisedale, also a South African.Ramsden is part of a team led by veteran New Zealand guide Mike Roberts and organised by Adventure Consultants that are currently climbing from Everest’s south side. The team, whose other members are another South African, Tony Hampson-Tindale, and Irishman James Haydock, have now completed their acclimatisation phase, which involved various moves up and down through the infamous Kumbu Ice fall to the higher camps.Two weeks ago they reached their highest point so far, Camp 3, at around 7 300 metres.Getting there was an epic struggle. In Mandy’s own words:Better acclimatised, we reached Camp 1 an hour faster than on our previous trip. By now, the moon halo had given way to a rainbow around the sun. Known as a sun dog, this solar phenomenon is caused by the refraction of the sun’s rays through ice crystals high in the sky – confirmation of impending snowfall.We could stay at Camp 1 for a night and risk being trapped by the risk of avalanche off [neighbouring peak] Nupste for one or two days, or we could continue to Camp 2, requiring the stamina to continue for at least another three hours in the scorching heat of the Western Cwm.The prospect of dispensing with a frosty start and earning full rest day made the decision unanimous, and we completed our longest day so far – 10 hours – a fair test of endurance. We trudged into Camp 2 to be greeted with a flask of hot sherpa tea, closely followed by dark snow clouds billowing up the Cwm and spilling over Nuptse’s lower ridge.Like Base Camp, Camp 2 is perched on the edge of the glacial moraine and is alive with gurgles and creaks. It’s also exceptionally dirty, with the detritus of many years of expeditions scattered about the rocks and ice.The rusty tins, odd shoes, bits of plastic and general waste present a very similar scene to that a Johannesburg runner may encounter along the Braamfontein Spruit! Perhaps only the discarded oxygen cylinders are a reminder that we’re aiming to climb the world’s highest garbage dump.While we had certainly earned one rest day, we hadn’t expected two. After a day of lurking between the mess tent and our own tents, doing nothing but eat, sleep and occasionally read (conditions are good up at Camp 2), we were ready to face the shiny blue slope bearing down above us. Other than a light nocturnal dusting, the promised snow had not materialised and we had spent much of our rest day keeping an eye on the ant-like activities up and down the fixed lines of the Lhotse Face and psyching ourselves up to do the same.But it was not to be, and the team spent another frustrating day in their tents.The following day dawned still and clear and the sherpas were brimming with enthusiasm. Two days of sloth behind us and the prospect of beers and beds in a Khumbu Valley Lodge ahead catapulted us from our down nests and into the mess tent for a fortifying pancake or four.We jangled our way out of camp and plodded towards Lhotse, still snug from the mess tent heater and unconcerned about the light wind beginning to pinch at our cheeks. The terrain that took two hours to cover on our previous cycle took only an hour this time, and in that hour the occasional ripple of breeze transformed into blasting waves that cascaded the freshly fallen snow over the edge of the gaping bergschrund at the base of the Lhotse face, where we now stood fiddling with ropes and jumars. These were not the conditions we were expecting. Out came the “just in case” down jacket.After a somewhat inelegant start over a sizeable crevasse and up an ill-fixed ladder, I managed to front point my way to a vertical position and over the first bulge of blue ice. The route meanders over and around the course of the glacier, sometimes flattening, sometimes bulging, always treacherously angled and mostly glassy blue. The previous traffic had left some vaguely chipped steps, but mostly a good firm kick of the crampon was required to get a confident stance.And so it went on for six hours. Clipping and unclipping, burning and trembling calves, fumbling with carabiners in unwieldy mitts and cramping fingers. We moved at an excruciatingly slow pace, three or four steps at a time mustered from monumental physical and mental effort, then nothing, until breath returned, heart moved back from throat to chest and head instructed another go.Our sherpas had established Camp 3 on a small precipice carved from the ice of the Lhotse face, a tent- and a boot-width platform on which the tents were anchored with ice screws and a great deal of rope.This was the most miserable night the trip so far. We tossed and turned and gasped in the thin air while the maelstrom raged outside. We popped Diamox and Disprin. The Camp 3 snacks and meals that we cheerfully assembled at base camp several days before were poked and prodded and shunned as distinctly unpalatable. The hours ticked by slowly and the storm showed no signs of abating.Mike confirmed that there were no circumstances in which we would hang around up here and we would leave as soon as the night released us, regardless of conditions.Which is what we did. We abseiled down the Lhotse face in the waxing and waning visibility, communicating with the tug of a rope, the roaring wind stealing any shouted instructions or queries. Snow blew through carelessly fastened zippers, into hoods and down necks, filling mitts and stinging cheeks for the three intense hours it took us to reach the bergschrund.We stumbled into Camp 2, eyelashes and eyebrows frosted, the hair that had escaped from my beanie caked in chunks of ice. And so ended our Camp 3 experience. And our faith in the weather forecast.The team are now enjoying some much needed R&R in the oxygen-rich, warmer climes of Pheriche,a village in the valley some 1000m below base camp before their summit bid.MediaClubSouthAfrica.com will continue to report on Ramsden as she continues her bid for Everest. You can also follow the team’s progress on AdventureConsultants.com and EverestNews.com.last_img read more


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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT “But he knows what’s in front of him and I think the better he does in this fight, the bigger fight he’ll get next.”The 38-year-old Pacquiao, who won eight of his 11 fights from Sept. 2005 to Nov. 2009 by stoppage including a brutal KO win in the second round over Ricky Hatton, beat Jessie Vargas and Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in his last two fights.In contrast, the unheralded Horn, who is known more for being a school teacher in Australia than a boxer, has won his previous three fights by KO.Fernandez: Team Pacquiao likes a challenge4.3K viewsNewsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Pacquiao happy with conditioning 1 month before fight2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “His power is as good as ever. He is showing me that he still has the power,” said the Hall-of-Fame cornerman. “Believe me he does. The other day when he gave me a shot I think he broke my rib. It’s still sore. He has great punching power and still has KO power.”“I’m looking for a knockout too. He has the speed and the power. He lost his killer instinct along the way but I still think he wins this fight by knockout.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRoach said Pacquiao needs to win by knockout not only to break the dry spell but more significantly, to land big fights in the future.“I believe that Manny needs to really look good in this fight to get Mayweather. To have a big fight, you have to have great performances. I told Manny, ‘If you want Mayweather you really need to look good in this fight’ and I said, ‘We should knock this guy out,’” Roach said. In this photo taken on September 29, 2016, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao trains at a gym in Manila, ahead of his November 6 bout with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEManny Pacquiao may not be as heavy handed as he once was during his prime but his longtime trainer Freddie Roach believes his prized student can still pack a punch.Pacquiao hasn’t won by stoppage since stopping Miguel Cotto in 2009 but Roach is convinced the drought will finally end against Jeff Horn on July 2.ADVERTISEMENT Roach: Pacquiao is the most skilled fighter in the world2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Wangs rises to the occasion, stuns CEU BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pacquiao sparring partner predicts 7th round KO for Manny4.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more


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first_imgSuresh Kalmadi.Officials in the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee’s (OC) headquarters are tight-lipped about the nearly-completed audit of accounts of the OC by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s office.As the files are moved out of the OC headquarters at 1 Jai Singh Road, some have hinted that it will be tough for the sacked OC boss, Suresh Kalmadi and his close associates to clear the air on accreditation, the ticketing mess, overlays and the Beijing Olympics junket.The CAG started its audit of the OC’s accounts on November 15, 2010. A CAG official said: “We are still in the drafting stage, as we are corroborating the collected data with the agencies involved with the CWG, including the Union sports ministry and the Delhi government.”The CAG will not question the OC directly, but through the concerned ministries – sports, urban development, finance and the Delhi government. The source said: “Many who attended the OC-led Beijing trip, which included over 160 people, had virtually no role to play in the Games.””The major worry for the OC would be to clarify the suspicion over the ‘restrictive’ bidding process done for the overlays contract,” a senior OC official said. It is alleged the Rs 800 crore overlays contract was drafted to deliberately keep many competitors outside the bidding process. It eventually went to a UK firm, inviting criticism of favouritism.last_img read more


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first_imgCelebrations ran late into the night as Team India players partied hard after their first ever Test series win over Australia in Sydney on Monday.Opener KL Rahul posted a couple of pictures from the party with captain Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Hardik Pandya and others.India crushed Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar series after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Sydney. Thunderstorms and bad weather conditions in the city robbed India of a chance to push for their third win in the series but the players weren’t complaining after the match was called off on the fifth day.Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a series in Australia as he lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy, which India retained after their win in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne last week.The players seemed in high spirits as they posed for the pictures which Rahul posted on Twitter and captioned it, “About Last Night! #Fam”.About Last Night! #Fam pic.twitter.com/oKr49Scg8zK L Rahul (@klrahul11) January 8, 2019India needed 10 wickets to wrap up their third win of the series but were unable to do so as rain came to Australia’s rescue after they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli on Day 4.Replying to India’s first innings score of 622 for 7 declared, Australia were bowled out for 300 on Sunday which gave India a 322-run cushion as they asked the hosts to bat again, becoming the first team in 31 years to enforce the follow-on against Australia in Australia since England, who did it in 1988.advertisementThe series win was largely set up by India’s fast bowlers who bagged a total of 51 wickets in the four matches with Australia getting bowled out 7 times out of 8 during the series.Jasprit Bumrah finished as the highest wicket taker from either side with 21 wickets, while Mohammed Shami managed 16 and Ishant Sharma got 11. Umesh Yadav picked up two wickets in the lone Test he played in Perth.Spin-twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got 7 and 6 wickets respectively while Kuldeep Yadav bagged 5 wickets in the Sydney Test, the only match he featured in the series.The focus now shifts to the three-match ODI series against the Aussies which starts from January 12 in Sydney. India made a change in its squad on Tuesday by resting Jasprit Bumrah for this series and the limited-overs series against New Zealand.Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was named a replacement for Bumrah while Siddharth Kaul was included in the T20I squad for the New Zealand series.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of New Zealand, Siraj named replacementAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni record after sensational show in Australia TestsAlso Read | India vs Australia: We had a point to prove and we did, says Cheteshwar Pujaralast_img read more



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first_imgBob Guccione, Jr. is on the press circuit promoting his new travel site, Wonderlust (WonderlustTravel.com), which went live early Tuesday morning.The latest venture for the founder of Spin and Gear magazines, Guccione originally revealed plans for Wonderlust about a year ago, billing it as a disruptor in a stagnant travel media space he described, at the time, as too-often “a generic rehash of conventional opinion and experiences.”Bullish prognostications aside, Wonderlust‘s launch comes with a wealth of features, including a contributed article from Mario Batali, destination guides to Paris, Copenhagen, and Cuba, at least one sponsored post by American Express, and a list of the best private islands to rent for anyone with about $20,000 to burn — aspirational indeed. Guccione claims no desire to disrespect what he calls the “Big Travel Publications,” although his tendency to name-check Condé Nast Traveler and Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure in interviews provides some insight into his targeted competition in the travel space.“Anytime you have a stagnant medium, there’s a real opportunity for someone to come in and disrupt that with a wider spectrum of journalism and reporting, and it’s definitely an undefended market,” Guccione told The Daily Beast on Monday. “There’s no sentry at the gate.”Reps for both Condé Nast and Time Inc. felt it was better not to comment.last_img read more


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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Demolition of the aging White Hall office building at the former Chanute Air Force Base in east central Illinois is set to begin shortly, with removal of asbestos and lead-based paint from the World War II-era complex more than halfway completed.Demolition will take place simultaneously with asbestos and lead-based paint removal in different parts of the property, reported the Rantoul Press.Demolition of the building which spans about 500,000 square feet — the equivalent of two city blocks — is expected to finish by next summer, according to Paul Carroll, BRAC environmental coordinator for Chanute. Greenville, S.C.-based CB&I Federal Services is performing the work under a $7.9 million contract with the Air Force.The massive building — DOD’s largest until the Pentagon was completed — was left to decay since the installation closed in 1993 due to the prohibitive cost required to rehabilitate it. White Hall is included in the Chanute Field National Historical District list of Historical Places.The demolition will require about 2,000 truckloads of debris to be hauled offsite. About 90 percent of the construction waste — including brick, rebar and concrete — will be recycled. After the building is torn down, an estimated 1,500 loads of clean dirt will be used to grade the site, according to the story.last_img read more