A fisherman who hit his wife with a plate to the head will spend the next 12 months in prison thinking about his behaviour.Vicky Bacchus, of Lot 7 River View, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was jailed by Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and admitted to wounding his wife.Bacchus admitted that he wounded Michelle Russell, who has been his common-law wife for over 10 years.The prosecution contended that on September 19 at River View, Ruimveldt about 15:00h, Bacchus went home under the influence of alcohol and started to verbally abuse the Virtual Complainant. As a result, a heated argument ensued, and Bacchus struck the VC in the head with the plate by throwing the same at her, causing her to sustain a laceration to the head.The VC was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was examined and received seven stitches to her head. Bacchus was later arrested, and charged for the offence.
January 12, 2020
High Court dramaNewly-appointed acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards has disclosed that the incident involving Attorney General Basil Williams and High Court Judge, Justice Franklin Holder was being looked into.The acting Chancellor made this disclosure to media operatives on Tuesday following the swearing-in ceremony for herself and acting Chief Justice Roxane George before President David Granger at State House.Attorney General Basil Williams“As the acting Chief Justice then and as the acting Chancellor now, I am in receipt of information in relation to that matter and the matter is currently being addressed,” Justice Cummings-Edwards told Guyana Times when questioned about the issue.According to the acting Chancellor, the Judiciary will be issuing an official report on the matter as soon as the process is completed.Meanwhile, the newly-appointed acting Chief Justice, when approached for a comment on the matter, told reporters that the issue was being dealt with and declined to further comment, noting that the matter was sub judice.Opposition parliamentarian Anil Nandlall on Thursday last claimed that Justice Holder walked off the bench that morning, following an exchange with Attorney General Williams, during which the AG allegedly threatened him. This incident occurred during the trial of Carvil Duncan, who had moved to the court to block the work of a presidential tribunal that was set up to determine whether he should be removed from his post as Chairman of the Public Service Commission in light of his criminal charges, one of which was since dismissed at the Magistrate’s Court.Former AG Anil NandlallAt a press conference on Friday, Williams denied threatening the Judge and in turn, threatened to sue Guyana Times and Kaieteur News for publishing the assertion.According to Williams, he “…saw the Judge was about to leave and so I said, ‘ex abundante cautela – out of excessive caution – could I enquire whether the answer ‘no’ was recorded?’ The Judge, to my surprise said ‘Mr Williams, you’re not in charge of my court’ and I said ‘Sir, not me, but that could safely be said of Mr Nandlall who has been trying to control your court for the entire morning’.”The AG went on to say following that further exchanges mentioned about an encounter with a magistrate during which he said “incidentally, that magistrate is dead now”; “I moved on and the Judge and I continued addressing issues”.Nandlall, who was the opposing counsel at the time, insisted that the AG’s actions caused the Judge to storm out of the courtroom without adjourning the matter.Nandlall had said in a previous statement that after three hours of futile and ineffective cross-examination, Williams became agitated and accused the Judge of not accurately recording an answer from the witness.However, in a formal complaint written to the acting Chancellor following the incident, Justice Holder related his version of what transpired in his courtroom. As reported in sections of the media, the High Court Judge outlined in the letter that the AG made comments towards him to the effect of: “I could say what I want to say and, however, I want to say it, I have always been like that.”Nandlall has since called for the release of the letter to the public, noting that the article did not accurately reflect the complaint lodged by Justice Holder.“My information is that the Judge’s version of what transpired in the court between himself and Basil Williams is almost identical to what I reported publicly and that is set out in the letter. The Judge also demands an apology from Williams. All these are in the letter; hence, the apparent refusal to make the letter public… I am calling for the letter to be made public,” the former Attorney General outlined.Only Saturday last, Nandlall, at a press conference, pointed out that the Attorney General’s recent attacks on the Judiciary painted a picture that he (Williams) was of the view that the Judiciary must deliver rulings in favour of the Government.“(Williams) believes that the Judiciary should not rule against the Government. That demonstrates a mentality that the Judiciary must be compliant with the Government,” Nandlall had stated.Meanwhile, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has since called for President David Granger to launch a probe into this recent attack on the Judiciary by AG Williams, adding that failure “to act decisively in this matter would certainly send an ominous signal”.
January 10, 2020
TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor will be hosting a ‘Coffee with Council’ public session on October 22.‘Coffee with Council’ is a meeting where residents can speak with members of council about current local issues in an informal, face-to-face manner while over coffee and a treat at no cost, courtesy of the District of Taylor.The session will also give residents the opportunity to meet with Mayor and Council to learn more about who they are and what they do within their positions and the community.- Advertisement -The next ‘Coffee with Council’ session is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the District of Taylor Community Centre, located at 9896 Cherry Avenue West.For more information, you can call the District of Taylor office at 250-789-3392.
January 6, 2020
Atletico arrived on the back of eight consecutive wins but Barcelona halted the surge and instead restored their own lead at the top to eight points, with 11 games left to play.Messi proved the difference again, his bending first-half strike worthy of winning any contest and taking his career tally to an astonishing 600 goals, 539 for Barca and 61 for Argentina.“If we remove the shirt of Messi and we put the one of the Atletico Madrid on him, Atletico wins 1-0,” Simeone said afterwards.When his remark was put to Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona’s coach said: “Messi is a player like no other in the world. I do not know what would have happened and I do not want to imagine it.”It was Messi’s third consecutive match in which he has scored with a free-kick, after he slid one under the wall against Girona and then planted another into the top corner against Las Palmas.The only blot on a dominant Barcelona performance was an injury to Andres Iniesta, who had to be substituted after 34 minutes with what the club later confirmed was a strain in the back of his thigh.Iniesta now has 10 days to recover before the Champions League second leg against Chelsea.“Andres is an unrivalled player, like Messi, he is very difficult to replace,” Valverde said.“Let’s see the damage. We hope it is not too much.”The build-up to this contest, labelled ‘the Grand Final’ by sections of the Spanish press, was driven by talk of a Barcelona dip following three draws in five league games, with the in-form Atletico primed to move within two points of their rivals.But Simeone’s strategy of absorb and counter failed to pay off here and, in the end, the visitors might easily have been beaten by a more emphatic scoreline.Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann, meanwhile, who came in with seven goals in two games, was largely anonymous.Valverde made a statement of attacking intent by plumping for the more creative Philippe Countinho over Paulinho but his team took a while to find their rhythm.Even Messi hit the wall with one poor free-kick and then sent a cross-field switch straight into the advertising boards.The Argentinian shook his head but soon recovered, moments later escaping a cage of four Atletico defenders before driving a shot straight at Jan Oblak.For all Atletico’s discipline and defensive rigour, one mistake in the 26th minute was all it needed. Thomas Partey clipped the back of Messi’s foot 25 yards out and the forward whipped the free-kick beyond the scrambling Oblak and into the top corner.The rest of the half was a picture of Barca dominance, interrupted only by the injured Iniesta being replaced by Andre Gomes and a handful of minor skirmishes, the most noteworthy of which saw Messi hack down Filipe Luis and earn a yellow card.Luis Suarez thought he had scored a second after half-volleying through Oblak’s legs but was flagged offside, before Jose Gimenez applied a crucial block to deflect a Messi shot over.There was one nervy moment for the hosts five minutes from time as Diego Costa headed down for Kevin Gameiro to slam home. Costa, however, had strayed offside and Barca held on for what will surely prove a crucial three points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Curve ball: Lionel Messi scores the only goal as Barcelona beat Atletico 1-0 © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 4 – Diego Simeone has claimed if Lionel Messi played for Atletico Madrid, his side would have beaten Barcelona on Sunday.But instead, it is Barca with one hand on the La Liga title after Messi’s sensational free-kick earned them a deserved 1-0 victory at the Camp Nou.
January 6, 2020
0Shares0000France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (C) comes to the rescue in a 2-1 Nations League win over Germany he put down to their ‘mental strength’. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Oct 17 – Tottenham ‘keeper Hugo Lloris hailed the mental strength that saw World Cup winners France overcome a patchy opening period to beat Germany 2-1 on Tuesday.Germany travelled to the Stade de France looking for the win that would salvage their Nations League campaign, and some pride, following their disastrous World Cup. Joachim Loew’s side got the start they wanted when Toni Kroos fired a 14th minute penalty past Lloris.But after a much-needed half-time pep talk from coach Didier Deschamps, the hosts emerged after the interval to see Antoine Griezmann level just after the hour, and he clinched the win by converting an 80th minute penalty.Les Bleus captain Lloris was one of several players who admitted the hosts had desperately needed to raise their game against a rejuvenated Germany side that showed plenty of promise.“When we lift our level, the players’ talents really come to the fore,” said Lloris.He also hailed France’s defensive efforts in the closing minutes.“We had to stay alert at the back… stay calm and composed so as not to concede the second goal.”Following a scoreless draw against Germany in Munich, a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a tense 2-2 draw with Iceland, France sit top of Group 1.Germany are bottom on one point after failing to register a win in the competition so far following their draw with France and a humbling 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands at the weekend.Despite an average age of 25, France are showing maturity beyond their years — a tendency vice-captain Raphael Varane believes was crucial to their World Cup success.Antoine Griezmann got both of France’s goals © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“We managed to win the World Cup thanks to our mental qualities, despite some difficult moments,” said Varane. Although he is only 25, the central defender has already won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid.He added: “We have to keep these values, and not allow panic to set in. We have confidence in ourselves, and we know what we’re capable of.”Yet without Griezmann making the difference on Tuesday, and the telling contribution of second-half substitute Kylian Mbappe against Iceland, France would have perhaps been faced with their first defeat since March.Atletico Madrid star Griezmann admitted the first half against Germany “was much like how we played against Iceland.“We weren’t ourselves, either in the one-on-ones or in terms of the efforts we made for each other.“The coach and the players talked at half-time and in the second half we saw the team that won the World Cup.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
December 29, 2019
When Dungy walked onto the field, he received a standing ovation and waved to the crowd. For much of the game, he was his usual self – hands folded, pacing stoically along the sideline. And then, with a little help from official Ron Winter, the Colts found a way to give Dungy a brief respite by stopping the Cardinals three times from the Colts 2 in the game’s final two minutes. “It made me feel good because we really try and play hard for coach Dungy, everyone loves him,” said defensive tackle Larry Tripplett. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Who could blame him? Five days after burying his oldest son, 18-year-old James, Dungy watched Jim Sorgi throw two touchdown passes and got the goal-line stand he needed – thanks to a replay reversal – in the final seconds to give the Colts a 17-13 victory over Arizona. INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Dungy tried to do things his normal way Sunday. But when Mike Doss handed him the ball with 13 seconds left, even the Indianapolis Colts’ coach couldn’t resist the temptation to respond. In a rare emotional outburst, he grabbed the ball, raised it in his right hand and pumped it toward the crowd, which roared in approval. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I know those guys wanted to win the game for me and wanted to do it for a lot of reasons,” Dungy said. “But I think they wanted to win it for me, and they came up with the effort to do it. It was special.” Indy (14-2) set a franchise record for victories and avoided its first three-game losing streak since midway through the 2002 season. The stats, however, paled in comparison to Dungy’s perseverance during a time football understandably became secondary. After a tortuous 10 days in which he learned his son died of an apparent suicide and then gave a moving eulogy at Tuesday’s funeral, Dungy made a surprise return to practice Thursday. Before the game, the Colts had a moment of silence in honor of James Dungy, who was found unresponsive Dec. 22 in his Tampa-area apartment. The Colts coach spent pregame warmups shaking hands and walking around the field with his other teenage son, Eric, who retrieved kicking tees during the game.
December 21, 2019
Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has again challenged the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and local Minister Joe McHugh to “keep their promise and their word” to reopen all 20 beds at Letterkenny Hospital’s Short Stay Ward.He was speaking after securing a debate on the Donegal beds crisis in the Seanad.Ahead of this year’s budget, Senator Mac Lochlainn has run a billboard campaign to remind the Minister for Health of his commitment and calling on him to “Keep Your Word” and reopen all 20 beds. Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “In the days that followed last year’s budget, both the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and local Minister Joe McHugh assured the people of Donegal that all the beds in the Short Stay Ward would reopen. One year on and this promise has not been honoured. Both Ministers must keep their promise and their word.“What has happened since is that the government has provided the funding to reopen just 5 beds out of 20. The Saolta University Healthcare Group, working in cooperation with the management of Letterkenny Hospital and supported by public representatives in Donegal, found the funding from their own resources to take that number to 10 beds being reopened. “But the Government’s recruitment embargo for the health service has scuppered the chances of getting all 20 beds reopened”.He continued: “The serious impact of the failure to reopen these beds can be seen every day at the hospital. In recent days, we have seen 36 and then 34 people waiting for a bed. The crisis is worsening due to the broken promises. “But it’s not just the scandal of so many of our people waiting long hours in the Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital and spending long hours on trolleys rather than the right bed in the right ward. It’s the knock-on effect of cancelled operations and growing hospital waiting lists for thousands of people across the county, many of them living in severe pain.”Senator MacLochlainn says he received a ‘contradictory response’ to his debate from Minister of State for Health, Catherine Byrne.“She confirmed that under the HSE’s National Service Plan 2019, they intend to reopen another 15 beds at Letterkenny Hospital in the first quarter of 2020 but then in the next sentence, she stated that the reopening of the remaining beds in the Short Stay Ward is “under consideration”. The mixed messages need to stop, the Senator said.“The Ministers must keep their promise and their word and waive the recruitment embargo and resource the management of Letterkenny Hospital to finally reopen all the beds.” Serious impact of beds crisis at LUH is seen everyday – Senator was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Letterkenny University HospitalluhSenator Padraig MacLochlainn
December 19, 2019
(Visited 584 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The Chinese didn’t find dark matter with their super-detector, but they still believe it has to be there.Rafi Letzer reported in Live Science that the Chinese PandaX detector, one of the most sensitive detectors on the planet, has failed to find theoretical WIMPs (Weakly Interactive Massive Particles), a favored candidate for dark matter. He writes as if this is becoming a broken record. “Once again, dark matter has failed to turn up where researchers hoped they might find it.” PandaX should have been able to find WIMPs if they exist. It would see an occasional flash from detectors when a WIMP disturbs a xenon atom in the huge underground tank of liquid xenon.But recently reported data from an 80-day experiment at the facility, which was completed in 2015, tells physicists that hasn’t happened. And that null result, the umpteenth null result in the hunt for dark matter, tells us something about dark matter.It tells us it doesn’t exist. That’s the simple conclusion. But cosmologists insist that dark matter has to be there for their theories to work. These umpteen failures should make them think outside the box. If dark matter doesn’t interact with regular matter at all, is it even there?“We have to be prepared for the idea that dark matter might not interact with other matter except through gravity,” [Hai-Bo] Yu told Live Science.If that were true, scientists would be positing a ghostly material that does not manifest itself in any conceivable way “except through gravity.” How could that be?And astronomical observations, Yu said, point increasingly toward a model called self-interacting dark matter — particles that interact primarily with one another through unknown means, rather than interacting primarily (or interacting at all) with the ordinary matter we’re used to. And the best way to observe dark matter of this sort, he said, is through its effects on what we can see in outer space.But this sounds absurd, like saying you can be married to yourself through unknown means and bear children. The very notion would defy everything we know about regular matter. It would seem after so many failures that somebody should consider the possibility that the current big-bang cosmology is flawed.One possibility not on the table is to say there has not been time for galaxies and clusters to move the way big-bangers think they should have after 13.7 billion years.Behold the dogged commitment of scientists to a paradigm. These cosmologists may have to die off before giving up on their failed quest. Does that ever happen in science? Look no further. And think of all the money poured into this occult belief.
December 17, 2019
Tags:#enterprise#Products steven walling 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Today, Oracle has acquired GoldenGate Software. GoldenGate is a vendor of real-time data integration software, designed to do fast, log-based transactions of data in the enterprise.For a company best known for its enterprise databases, buying technology that facilitates speedy access to data is a brilliant move. With a decoupled architecture that can deal with large volumes of information, GoldenGate is a proven platform that should lend much-needed data management acumen to Oracle’s capabilities.Financial details about the deal have not yet come out of either company, so the exact valuation of GoldenGate is unknown. But what is for sure is that there’s nothing Oracle needs more than a way to do real-time monitoring and management of data transactions. The prime use-case of GoldenGate’s technology — which is broken down in to two products: GoldenGate Director and GoldenGate Veridata — is during migrations and upgrades. It’s during those transitional periods that enterprise databases (or any large databases, for that matter) are most vulnerable. By acquiring GoldenGate, Oracle is not only gaining the sexiness of real-time, but they’re shoring up an area of weakness for their architecture. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
December 15, 2019
david hamilton Facebook, one of whose core principles is “Move fast and break things,” appears to have done just that with the contact information of some six million users.The social network admitted that a complex bug involving the way it stores user phone numbers and email addresses of its users may have “inadvertently” exposed that information to other users.Facebook used this information to make friend recommendations and to make other recommendations smarter. For instance, it would match email and phone data to make sure it didn’t prompt you to invite someone to Facebook if they were already on the service; instead, it would prompt you to add such a person as a friend.Unfortunately, a bug in Facebook’s software stashed some of that phone and email data in other users’ profiles. Those who downloaded their profiles may have thus also saved off contact information they otherwise wouldn’t have had.Here’s how Facebook describes the bug:Because of the bug, some of the information used to make friend recommendations and reduce the number of invitations we send was inadvertently stored in association with people’s contact information as part of their account on Facebook. As a result, if a person went to download an archive of their Facebook account through our Download Your Information (DYI) tool, they may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers for their contacts or people with whom they have some connection.[…]We’ve concluded that approximately 6 million Facebook users had email addresses or telephone numbers shared.Oops. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Tags:#bugs#Facebook#now#privacy Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification