Mason killed in Bagotstown accident

first_img– mother in anguish over losing first-bornBy Shemuel FanfairA mother will find it difficult to find any joy in today’s observance of Christmas, following the demise of her first born, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.The dead pedestrian has been identified as 38-year-old carpenter and mason Shahabb “Vincent” Scippeo, who met his demise late Saturday into Sunday morning, as he was struck down by a minibus that was reportedly speeding at theThe cake and ginger beer that the deceased man never got to consume for his 38th birthdaytime.Police indicated on Sunday that they were hunting the driver of minibus BLL 3140 which was reportedly involved in the accident at Bagotstown. According to information obtained from investigators, the minibus was proceeding south at a fast rate when Scippeo, a resident of the nearby village of Peter’s Hall, allegedly crossed the public road from west to east and was said to have been hit by the front and centre of the bus.Scippeo was reportedly flung onto the road as a result of the impact, and was dragged for several feet before the vehicle came to a stop. Reports are that theThe dead pedestrian’s bag that the mother says she removed from the scene with his lunch packed insideminibus BLL 3140 plies Route 32 (G/town-Parika), and its driver, whom investigators identified as Dumaine Wallcott, fled the scene sometime after the accident. This publication was told that the body of the dead man was on the road for at least one hour before it was removed from the accident scene.Guyana Times was told that it was in this window period that the driver was allowed to escape. Information received however, indicated that the conductor has been taken into custody, and the bus has been impounded at the ProvidenceDead: Vincent ScippeoPolice Station.At the time of the accident, the bus was allegedly overloaded.Scippeo had been rushed in an unconscious state to the East Bank Demerara Hospital at Diamond, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination as police continue to pursue leads to find the elusive driver.Mother’s anguishWhen Guyana Times visited Shahabb’s mother, Zurena Scippeo, she was still sitting in disbelief over the death of her son. She claimed that up to late Sunday afternoon she was not allowed to see her son’s body, since she was allegedly sent to the parlour without a Police escort.“3 O’clock this (Sunday) morning the Police make me a fool. Got me on the road, and de man at Lyken Funeral Parlour said, ‘You can’t see the dead without a police’,” she bemoaned.The domestic worker, who has been a single parent for over 20 years following her husband’s death, recalled the many early mornings she would rise up and prepare meals for her son, who would venture out early to ply his trade in carpentry, masonry and painting. In outbursts of great frustration, the grieving mother deemed her son’s death as “cruel”, since the driver did not render assistance.She also said she is dissatisfied with the response of the Police, who reportedly told her that several ranks were sent away on Sunday morning to be stationed at patrol for the passage of the President.“This is slackness going on in this country! You got a dead and can’t see the dead at the mortuary,” the mother stated.It was only on Friday that the carpenter had celebrated his birthday, but he never got to eat the cake that his mother bought him, nor the ginger beer that she purchased for him to consume on Saturday, as he was working long hours.In fact, the mother opened the sealed cake when this publication visited her on Sunday.“Me want to know if that driver would give me back a son, a thirty-eight-year-old son… You know what is it to lose your first-born?” the mother expressed.At the same time, she called on Police to curb the unfavourable behaviour of many bus drivers, who, according to her, inflict upon passengers loud and obscene music, speeding and overloading of their buses.She vowed to pursue all avenues to get justice for her son.His friends recalled that he was a quiet and reserved individual, who often kept to himself and supported his mother. The young men who were visiting Scippeo’s mother noted that they were in utter shock that their childhood friend had met his demise at such a young age.“When I hear he get knock down I was surprised, because I know he does walk at all the back roads just to avoid the main road,” his friend “Nick” told this publication.The dead man leaves to mourn three siblings, his mother, other relatives and friends.last_img read more

Coutinho wouldn’t regret Barca move -Paulinho

first_imgThe 29-year-old has now revealed that he wants to see long-time Barcelona target Coutinho to take the plunge and join him at Camp Nou.“I advise him (Coutinho) to be calm, to leave anxiety on the side. I also went through that moment when I was in China,” Paulinho told Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo.“Keep calm and get it right. You have to think about the decision you are going to make.“What I think is that if (Coutinho) has the opportunity to come here, he won’t regret it.“He has a way of playing that everyone appreciates, both in Liverpool and Brazil. He is a very fast player, very agile, with a unique technique, which gives many options for those who play in the center of the field.“He provides many pass options and also looks for free spaces to place the ball and go to goal. His high quality and technique are the factors that makes the difference.”He added: “Now, I just have to encourage him (to leave Liverpool) so the transfer can happen.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho bagged his fifth goal of the season in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over SouthamptonLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Brazil midfielder Paulinho has encouraged his compatriot Philippe Coutinho to make the move and leave Liverpool in order to sign for Barcelona.Paulinho joined Barca from Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande in August and has been relishing his football with the Catalans, scoring six goals in 16 La Liga appearances this season.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Colm McFadden was named RTE’s Man of the Match after his superb display against Down at Breffni Park today….just four days after the birth of his son Matthew.The St Michael’s man scored some wonderful points in the Ulster semi-final win over the Mournemen.The RTE panel including Pat Spillane nominated Colm, Anthony Thompson and Neil McGee on their shortlist. But it was the St Eunan’s College teacher who came out on top.“It was a very tough game,” said McFadden.“Every time we pushed ahead, Down came right back at us. They really put it up to us. We couldn’t shake them off.”And was he worried about missing today’s game? “Our new son Matthew arrived on Wednesday evening so it was a bit touch and go that he might come this weekend,” he said.“It’s been a good week all round.”And of course, that’s another nephew for a certain Uncle Jim.The RTE panel was drooling over the Donegal frontline of McFadden, Murphy and McBrearty.“Colm McFadden was by far the best player on the field,” said Spillane. “He was last year’s leading scorer. He is one of the most beautiful strikers of the long distance ball in the modern game or in any era,” said the Kerry legend.COLM McFADDEN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH – AND SUPERDAD! was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:COLM McFADDEN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH – AND SUPERDAD!last_img read more

Softball Falls at Loyola, 3-0

first_img ESPN+ PDF Box Score Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) lost her first game in the circle to a Valley opponent and it was Newman’s first loss since March 9 at Oklahoma State. She allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts as her record fell to 17-3. Story Links Missouri State 5/5/2018 – 12 PM Watch Live Next Game: Frank had her second hit in the fifth inning, but she was the only baserunner for the Bulldogs until the seventh inning. With two outs, Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) walked back-to-back to bring Frank to the plate as the potential tying run. However, Frank was retired for the first time all game with a grounder to third as the game ended. Drake nearly cut the lead in half in the next inning, but Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.), who reached on a leadoff walk, was thrown out at the plate to end the frame trying to score after a throwing error by DeChant at third base on a ball hit by Newman.center_img Drake (38-10, 21-1 MVC), which clinched the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season title with its doubleheader sweep at Loyola (22-25, 8-14 MVC) Saturday afternoon, was held to just two hits in its first MVC loss of the season. Full Schedule Roster Junior Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) had both hits for the Bulldogs, who did draw seven walks from Ramblers’ pitcher Kiley Jones. However, Drake struck out nine times and stranded eight baserunners. CHICAGO – The Drake University softball team had it program-record 24-game winning streak snapped Sunday with a 3-0 loss at Loyola. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats After Drake failed to score with the bases loaded in the top of the third, Loyola scored its first two runs in the bottom of the frame. The inning started with a base hit from Peyton DeChant, DeChant moved over on a sacrifice bunt, Newman then walked the next two batters, and after a strikeout, Brooke Wilson singled to center field to score two runs with two outs. Following its final road trip of the regular season, Drake returns to Buel Field to host Missouri State, May 5-6. All three games against the Bears will be broadcast on ESPN+.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Completes Second Day of Gopher Invitational

first_imgDoubles Hsieh/Kezuka (ISU) def. Petushkova/ Tatarnikova (DU) 6-0Petushkova/Tatarnikova (DU) def. Proudfoot/Carr (UNI) 6-2        Moreira/Fain (UNI) def. Palumbo/Webb (DU) 7-5Ochoterena/Amano (ND) def. Palumbo/Webb (DU) 6-2Fuentes/Perova (MIL) def. Haleas/Hunt (DU) 6-2Yasunaga/Sullivan (ND) def. Haleas/Hunt (DU) 6-4 Print Friendly Version Freshman Kendal Hunt earned the Bulldogs’ lone singles victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Agata Jurczak of Milwaukee. Sophia Haleas dropped a hard-fought semifinal match to Oumaima Aziz of Iowa State, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Haleas will play Lucia De Santa Ana of Minnesota Sunday for third place in the “D” bracket. SinglesA – Ashleigh Jacobs (IOWA) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-2, 6-3B – Liza Petushkova (DU) vs. Kim Zizek (UNI) – double withdrawC – Kaede Amano (ND) def. Maria Tatarnikova (DU) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3D – Oumaima Aziz (ISU) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3E – Isabella Lambert (MINN) def. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2, 6-3F – Anika Tylek (MIL) def. Megan Webb (DU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1F – Kendall Hunt (DU) def. Agata Jurczak (MW) def. 6-3, 6-1 Results MINNEAPOLIS – The Drake University women’s tennis team completed its second day at the 2019 Gopher Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21.center_img In doubles, Liza Petushkova and Maria Tatarnikova rebounded from their first loss of the day with a 6-2 victory over Proudfoot/Carr of UNI. The Gopher Invitational concludes Sunday at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center. Story Linkslast_img read more

Scottie Pippen: Kevin Durant should leave the Warriors

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceThursday night’s electrifying, nationally televised clash between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors had sports radio and television buzzing about a possible NBA Finals matchup. But it also provoked more ominous talk of Kevin Durant possibly leaving Golden State after the season.At least one all-time great, Scottie Pippen, believes Durant should be ready to pack his bags.Appearing on ESPN’s “The Jump,” the …last_img read more

Big 5 shines on day one of Lakin tourney

first_imgThe opening round of the Charles Lakin Humboldt-Del Norte League Tournament was a good day for the Big 5 — Eureka High and Arcata to be exact — as the conference swept all four first-round games against its Little 4 opponents, Tuesday in Arcata.Baseball — Eureka 3 Ferndale 0Pitcher David Vagle produced a complete-game shutout win for the Eureka High baseball team as it blanked Ferndale 3-0 in the first-round of the Lakin Tournament, Tuesday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Vagle recorded eight …last_img read more

Good food and fine art at the Peech

first_imgThe Peech’s energy-saving strategyincludes solar heating and grey water recycling Guests can admire the artwork whilerelaxing in the trendy lounge. (Images: The Peech Hotel) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gerhard KoekemoerThe Peech Hotel+27 11 537 9797 RELATED ARTICLES • Voluntourism: see SA, do good • Cape Town’s responsible tourism • Liliesleaf to sprout new hotel • SA wins big at World Travel AwardsChris ThurmanWhen James Peech relocated from Britain to South Africa, he didn’t think he’d be opening a hotel in the middle of Johannesburg.After a lengthy spell curing their mutual wanderlust in south-east Asia, Peech and his South African partner Cassie Janisch planned to return to her homeland and settle in Cape Town. The Cape, however, did not prove hospitable to their ambitions for the hospitality industry and they decided to try their luck in the ostensibly less tourist-friendly Johannesburg instead.Luck, fate or sheer serendipity? Call it what you will. The point is that they happened to find a charming house in the suburb of Melrose, north of Johannesburg’s city centre, at a time when the owners were looking to escape a massive construction project underway next door.They saw the potential and, within a few years, their vision had been fulfilled: the construction site turned into über-trendy Planet Fitness at The Wanderers sports club, while the house and grounds nestling alongside were expanded into a tranquil and surprisingly spacious four-star 16-room boutique hotel.That the Planet Fitness complex doesn’t intrude on the aesthetic or atmosphere of the Peech Hotel is largely attributable to architect Kate Otten, whose design for the extensions emphasised seclusion: hotel guests hardly feel that they are in the biggest city in the country, just a short distance from its commercial hub.This proximity is, of course, appealing to business travellers, and The Peech boasts a 10-seater boardroom and workspace facilities for such guests. Yet judging from the diverse conversations and languages to be overheard in the hotel’s bar and lobby area, an equal proportion of the international clientele are leisure travellers.Whether it’s business or pleasure that brings them to the Peech, those who stay there soon learn a thing or two about the art of living.Laid-back and chicThe Bistro, under head chef Greg Jardim, has developed a reputation for fine dining. After sampling the sundried tomato, asparagus and fennel risotto I was happy to concur; the Asian fishcakes with wasabi dipping sauce entrenched my opinion.Then there was the duck confit served with polenta and a berry coulis, the sirloin with blue cheese sauce, the chocolate torte with Frangelico … it’s clear that Jardim and his sous-chefs are living up to their promise to create dishes that are both “laid-back and chic” with “an understated touch of sophistication”.Robert Chifunyise is kept busy as resident sommelier; the Peech hosts monthly wine evenings, at which local vintners proffer a selection of wines paired with appropriate dishes. Connoisseurs of other beverages are not entirely neglected – earlier this year the Collective São Gabriel, a multi-national group of craft beer-makers, shared some of their luxury brews. And the hearty brunch on offer every Sunday morning is accompanied by an endless supply of Cap Classique Brut from Villiera Wines.Care of the environmentThe Peech, by example, also teaches another subject: eco-living. Certified for Fair Trade in Tourism, the hotel implements a strict sustainability policy incorporating solar water heating, double-layer insulation in rooms and the recycling of grey water from baths and showers.In addition to operating with the environment in mind, Peech exercises a social conscience through charitable contributions towards the Little Eden Children’s Home in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg.What would the art of living be without the visual arts? Sculptures from various African countries are displayed in the hotel’s rooms, augmenting the eclectic decor and sleek finishes. While works of art serve an anodyne decorative function in most hotels, however, this is not the case at The Peech.James Peech has teamed up with art agent and curator Christina Wiese of Brown Spice Boutique to ensure that the hotel’s walls are continually adorned by new art works in various styles. As a result of these floating exhibitions, the hotel has become something of an informal gallery.In 2009 an environment-themed collection of photography and sculpture that also displayed fashion, industrial and interior designs reinforced Peech’s passion for ecological sustainability. Artists who have subsequently opened exhibitions at the hotel include photographers Neil Corder and Babi Prokas; Layziehound, with his music-oriented pastel images; and Anupama Das, whose geometric designs tease and delight the eye.The arts programme is ongoing, as are the wine evenings and other events. In fact, for such a calm and quiet place, The Peech is veritably abuzz with new developments – from landscaping of the already lush and leafy gardens, to plans to convert the poolside eating area into an al fresco deli.All this activity can only bode well for visitors to, and residents of, Johannesburg. As for Capetonians … well, they’re likely to feel they’ve been missing out.  Gerhard KoekemoerEmail: +27 (0) 11 537 9797Fax: +27 (0) 11 537 read more

Farm Bureau encourages “no” vote on State Issue 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees has announced the organization’s opposition to State Issue 1, misleadingly called the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment.Farm Bureau, Ohio’s largest organization for farm, food and rural interests, believes Issue 1 is not a viable approach to the state’s opioid crisis.“Our state and county Farm Bureaus have been at the forefront of drug abuse prevention in rural Ohio,” said Frank Burkett III, a dairy farmer and president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “We’ve dug deeply into understanding Ohio’s massive drug problems. Issue 1 runs counter to much of what our members believe are effective steps to reducing the impact of drugs on our communities.”The organization also believes that a constitutional amendment is not the best mechanism for addressing Ohio’s addiction and drug trafficking problems, especially when the initiative is funded by large out-of-state interests.Farm Bureau trustees also were concerned that Issue 1 would harm the Ohio court system’s ability to effectively deal with illegal drugs. Further, Issue 1 could be a heavy burden on Ohio taxpayers with few assurances of positive results. Other concerns include negative impacts on crime rates and on the availability of a reliable workforce.“Farm Bureau joins with law enforcement, judges and prosecutors, prevention agencies, business groups, elected officials, leading editorial boards and others to encourage Ohioans to vote no on State Issue 1,” Burkett said.  “We need solutions to the drug crisis, but Issue 1 is not the answer.”Here is some background on Issue 1 prepared by the Ohio Farm Bureau. What Is Issue 1?Issue 1, named by supporters as “The Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment” is a proposed amendment to Ohio’s Constitution that is purported to “reduce the number of people in state prison for low-level, nonviolent drug possession or drug use offenses”. In short, Issue 1 would:make offenses related to drug possession and use no more than misdemeanors;prohibit courts from ordering persons on probation for felonies be sent to prison for non-criminal probation violations;create a sentence credits program for inmates’ participation in rehabilitative, work, or educational programs; andrequire the state to spend savings due to a reduction of inmates, resulting from Issue 1, on drug treatment, crime victim, and rehabilitation programs.Supporters of Issue 1Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign (they are the ballot petitioners) – Matters OhioOhio Justice and Policy CenterOhio Baptist State Convention and several labor unionsRichard CordrayFinancial contributors include billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker of San Francisco and George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center. The Yes on Issue 1 campaign received $4.5 million of the $4.8 million from out of state sources, according to campaign finance reports filed in July.Arguments in favor of Issue 1Saves taxpayers money: Ohio spends more than $1.8 billion per year on a broken prison system where too many people who pose little public safety risk are incarcerated while treatment and prevention programs suffer. Issue 1 will save tens of millions of dollars annually in prison spending and direct the savings to addiction treatment and victims of crime.Puts our public safety dollars to better use: Wasting law enforcement resources and prison on people struggling with addiction makes no sense. Treatment and supervision work better to improve public safety than a revolving prison door.Reduces recidivism: expands earned credit programs so that qualified people can be considered for release if they participate in rehabilitation programs. Experts agree that requiring people to earn their way out of prison through rehabilitation reduces the likelihood they’ll commit more crimes.Protects public safety: The amendment was carefully written to ensure that people that are a danger to public safety remain incarcerated. No one convicted of murder, rape or child molestation will benefit from any aspect of this measure.Other opponents of Issue 1Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationOhio Common Pleas Judges AssociationOhio Association of Juvenile and Family Court JudgesAssociation of Municipal and County Court Judges of OhioOhio State Bar AssociationBuckeye State Sheriffs AssociationOhio Association of Chiefs of PoliceOhio Patrolmen’s Benevolent AssociationOhio Crime Victim Justice CenterOhio Business RoundtableCounty Auditors Association of OhioChief Justice Maureen O’ConnorAttorney General Mike DeWineArguments Opposing Issue 1Issue 1 is dangerous:Possession or use of any amount of deadly drugs like fentanyl, heroin, and meth will result in probation — lighter punishment than offenses like disorderly conduct and reckless operation.The message to children is that these drugs are not dangerous.The message to drug traffickers is that doing business in Ohio is low risk.Violent offenders cannot be sent to prison for probation violations. They will be free to disregard judges’ orders with little consequence.It undermines treatment: Treatment for addiction is not provided or required by this amendment. An addict is on his own in getting sober.Courts connect addicts to treatment and help motivate success.Many addicts forego treatment entirely without the threat of prison.The proposal dooms effective treatment efforts in courts across Ohio.Reduces sentences for violent offenders:Drug traffickers, human traffickers, aggravated robbers, and others will be eligible for up to a 25% sentence reduction.Victims of violent crime will receive only partial justice.Issue 1 places the rehabilitation and well-being of those who break the law ahead of the rehabilitation and well-being of innocent victimsIt is an unfunded mandate. It shifts costs to local government:Proponents speculate that savings from letting violent offenders and drug offenders out of prison will result in millions of dollars for treatment.It is not clear that the savings will be anything other than a one-time savings.Speculation about savings is not the same as dedicated funding.Local taxpayers will be left with the bill.The language and goals of Issue 1 is better suited to be in statute and not Ohio’s Constitution.last_img read more

Buzrr Wants to Be Tweetmeme for Google Buzz

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Swedish marketing technologist Dennis Hettema has created a hot-item tracking website for the most-shared items on Google Buzz, called Buzrr. The site is very simple right now, it doesn’t include categories, there’s no description of how it works (“we are jumping through a bunch of hoops,” Hettema says) and the “new buzz” column is already full of spam. People love this kind of thing, though, so check it out. Tweetmeme had similar beginnings and is now quite an impressive little company. Google Buzz has a lot of potential, and Buzzr is worth watching too.Ultimately, popularity contests are only so interesting – but they do draw a crowd. If Buzzr can execute on really counting Buzz shares of stories, then maybe it could gain some critical mass and do some more interesting things with the data. Buzzr has taken a page out of Tweetmeme’s book by prominently featuring a website button to share a story on Buzz, something that put the interests of publishers, users and Tweetmeme all in sync for that company. On the other hand, there is a whole lot of backlash already concerning Buzz’s intrusiveness. That’s why we decided not to push content there automatically but to engage in conversations there instead. If that’s how the medium shapes up then services like Buzzr may not be as widely embraced as the number-pumping Tweetmeme has been.Time will tell; since Google Buzz’s most disruptive quality is its open data standards, there should be a whole lot of services built on top of it soon. Tags:#Google#Product Reviews#web last_img read more