Woman found dead in hotel room

first_imgA woman was found dead in a room at John’s Hotel located in John Street, Georgetown on Easter Monday. The body of the woman who goes by the name of “Madusee” was discovered during attempts by staff to confront her after she had overstayed her time.An investigation has been launched as reports suggest an excessive consumption of narcotics.Details of this story will follow in the April 19, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

National Geographic Calls Noah’s Ark Search a Stunt

first_imgNational Geographic News has taken the announcement that McGivern’s team failed to get a permit to search Mt. Ararat (see 04/26/2004 headline) as an opportunity to question all searches and the historicity of Noah’s flood.  They questioned the character and motives of the search team and its guide, and quoted a historian who called the search for Noah’s Ark “fringe archaeology.”  The article recalled previous claims that turned out to be hoaxes, doubted the ability to detect an artificial structure from space, and discounted the story of a world-wide flood in the Bible (unless the Black Sea Flood fit the bill; see 08/22/2003 and 04/21/2001 headlines).  “Most geologists seem to agree that it would probably be impossible for a ship to make landfall at an altitude of 15,000 feet (4,570 meters),” said Stefan Lovgren, author of the article.This illustrates the damage that can be done by pre-announcing a discovery before any facts are gathered.  The satellite photo McGivern had was much too vague.  Whether his guide is a man of integrity or not could have been moot if he indeed was able to lead them to a ship on the mountain.  Lacking proof, one has no science, just hypothesis and suggestive leads.  When the promised evidence doesn’t arrive after the media fanfare, the opponents can have a field day.  This fiasco could hurt future attempts to explore the mountain.    It’s not McGivern’s fault that the Turkish government refused his request for a permit, but every would-be explorer can learn a lesson from this episode.  In a rare show of wisdom, wicked old King Ahab warned his enemy, “Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off” (I Kings 20:11).  Next time, keep away from the press until you’ve got the goods in hand.  That goes for you, too, National Geographic (see 03/18/2003 headline).    For a wealth of material, photos and news on the search for Noah’s Ark, see NoahsArkSearch.com.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Taxman gives waiters a break

first_img11 August 2011Waitrons can keep their hard-earned tips for themselves and don’t have to worry about the taxman, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has confirmed.Confusion had arisen over whether tips kept by employees were taxable.This has been dispelled by a ruling made by Sars last week, according to which the transfer of tips handed over to an employer by an employee for “safekeeping” does not constitute a payment of remuneration.“The Binding Class Ruling recently issued by Sars declared that the transfer of tips (handed over to the employer by the employees for safekeeping in terms of the employer’s proposed Group Tips Policy) from the employer’s bank accounts into the employees’ bank accounts does not constitute a payment of remuneration by the employer,” Gillian Lumb, an employment law director at law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, said this week.“Binding class rulings are intended to promote clarity on the interpretation and application of the tax laws to a class of persons who apply for a ruling in respect of a proposed transaction to which it is a party.”An employment associate at the firm, Pranisha Maharaj, said the ruling was valid for five years as of August 2010.She said the proposed Group Tips Policy sought to address the security risk of having employees take receipt of tips during their working hours.“In terms of the policy, tips are seen as gratuitous payments to which the employees have no entitlement or an expectation of receipt as a part of the performance of their duties,” Maharaj said.Sapalast_img read more

Blackmagic 4K and Pocket Cameras: The Winners of NAB

first_imgWith a slew of product announcements surrounding NAB 2013, Blackmagic Design stood out with the announcement of their 4K Production Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera. For the last two years, Blackmagic Design has taken the cake when it comes to product announcements at the NAB Show.  In 2012 they made a huge splash with the announcement of their Cinema Camera, a professional digital camera that shoots 2.5K at under $3,000.The big news at the 2013 show was the addition of two more cameras in this product lineup, a professional production camera with a super-35 sensor that shoots 4K for $4k and a super 16 pocket camera that shoots 1080p RAW for under $1K.  For the full specs on these cams see below. Blackmagic is shaking up the video production and post production industry, making cutting edge professional tools affordable.  What do you think of these cams? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Both cameras are slated to be shipping in July 2013.Get more specs and details on the product announcement at NoFilmSchool:Blackmagic Production Camera 4kSuper 35 size sensor with a global shutterNative 3840 x 2160 resolution, optional 1920 x 1080 (via downsampling)12 Stops Of Dynamic RangeShoots 23.98/24/25fps, 29.97/30fps, 50i and 59.94i in 1920 x 1080EF MountVisually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ)21.12 x 11.88mm active sensor area2.5″ SSDThunderbolt and 6G-SDI outputBuilt-in touchscreenAvailable in July for $3,995LANCBlackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraSuper 16 1080 HD Sensor13 Stops of Dynamic RangeShoots 23.98/24 and 29.97/30 fpsActive m4/3 mountVisually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) to SD cards12.48 x 7.02mm active sensor areaShipping in July for $9953.5″ LCD touchscreenRemovable BatteryBuilt in Stereo MicsLANC, micro HDMI with overlayslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Jayson Tatum debuts self-lacing sneakers in Celtics’ win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MANILA, Philippines—As the game of basketball further evolves, so too does the shoe that comes with it.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Doncic finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists wearing the new self-lacing sneaker.The Nike Adapt BB was the second multipurpose performance shoe to feature power lacing after the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 released in 2016.According to Nike, a custom motor and gear train senses the foot and the shoe itself will adjust to create a snug fit.Using Nike’s FitAdapt tech, the user can now have full control of the shoe through manual touch or by using an app that can adjust both shoes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img With key players out, UST Tigresses still figuring out best lineup for UAAP Season 81 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Boston’s Jayson Tatum debuted the first self-lacing sneaker on an NBA game when the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-108 Thursday (Manila time) at TD Garden.Tatum wore the Nike Adapt BB to the tune of 16 points and 10 rebounds in a landmark moment in sneaker history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDallas’s rookie sensation Luka Doncic also wore the sneakers in the Mavericks’ 105-101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.READ: #KicksStalker: Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

SMU’s Yanick Moreira Tweets Frustration With Goaltend Call, Calls Out Kevin Durant, Apologizes To Fans

first_imgYanick Moreira called for questionable goaltend.In what was one of the craziest endings we’ve ever seen in an NCAA Tournament game, No. 6 seed SMU lost to No. 11 seed UCLA on a goaltending call. The call was somewhat questionable, but it gave the Bruins a one-point lead, eventually sending them into the Third Round with a 60-59 victory. Following the devastating loss, SMU senior forward Yanick Moreira, the recipient of the goaltending call, took to Twitter to express his frustration. I would like to apologize for all the SMU fans as senior I shouldn’t make those type of mistake.. I’m really sorry— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015“@KDTrey5: Yep that was a goaltend.” You right ref thank you for end my college career pic.twitter.com/nhrrON0DQM— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015These guys don’t deserve it . It really hurts . All those mile run in the summer all those 2 a day to end my college career like this— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015Here’s the play. Was it the right call?last_img read more

Rice Football Signed A 7-Year-Old Boy With Leukemia In A Very Special Ceremony

first_imgRice Leukemia SigneeRice Leukemia SigneeThe Rice football program landed a very special recruit on Wednesday. Seven-year-old Ziggy Stoval-Redd, who is battling leukemia, signed with the Owls during a special signing ceremony. Accompanied by his mother and Rice head football coach David Bailiff, Ziggy received a warm round of applause from the Owl team. Here’s the video:Whenever stories like this pop up in the sports world, it always warms the heart a little bit.last_img

Ohio State mens basketballs Deshaun Thomas determined to shoot his way out

You didn’t think he would stop shooting, did you? Deshaun Thomas is in a slump. During Ohio State’s final two games of the Big Ten Tournament – wins against Michigan State and Wisconsin – the junior forward shot a combined 12-38 from the field. How does the Big Ten’s regular season scoring champion plan on getting himself out of his recent funk? By doing what nearly everyone who knows Thomas expects him to do: keep on shooting. “I do shoot my way out (of slumps). Just keep shooting. I want one to go down so bad,” a noticeably frustrated Thomas said Wednesday. At this time of the season, though, in a lose-and-go-home situation, can No. 2 seed OSU afford to have a potentially cold Thomas take the majority of the team’s shots? Well, yes and no. Yes if Thomas improves his shot selection. No if he jacks up jumpers similar to the ones he was taking at the United Center this past weekend. “The shots I’ve taken, they’re questionable. Well, some of them,” Thomas said. “(OSU’s coaches said) the bad shots you’ve taken, they’re killing your percentage.” Thomas averaged 17.3 points per game in Chicago and was named to the tournament’s first team alongside junior guard Aaron Craft, the Most Outstanding Player. But he shot 17-47 (36 percent) and 3-20 (15 percent) from 3-point range, well below his season averages of 44 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Tuesday, coach Thad Matta and his assistants began to break down film from their recent conference tournament run. One aspect of their review was trying to figure out what Thomas could improve on to better his shooting percentage. Their solution was fairly simple: for Thomas to stop forcing the issue. “The coaches have told me when a defender flies out, put it on the floor, pump fake, then shoot it,” Thomas said. “I’ve been really working on the percentage because the bad shots are killing my percentage.” Thomas’ teammates haven’t lost any confidence in their go-to scoring weapon. Following OSU’s 50-43 victory against Wisconsin in the tournament championship, in which Thomas shot 6-for-19, redshirt senior forward Evan Ravenel quickly brushed off any doubts surrounding his teammate. Ravenel said Thomas could just as easily “been 18 of 19.” Matta points to the critical shot of the game against MSU in the conference tournament’s semifinal as evidence for reason to be confident in his junior star. With OSU up two points, Thomas hit a jumper from the left elbow with 25 seconds remaining in the contest to all but secure a Buckeye victory. “When we needed one, he got it,” Matta said. It was NCAA Tournament time last season, after all, when Thomas skyrocketed from a capable scoring option to one of the country’s premier offensive players. During OSU’s Final Four run last year, Thomas averaged 19.2 points per game in five NCAA Tournament contests. He was named to the tournament’s All-East Region team following big games against Cincinnati and Syracuse. Thomas’ play vaulted him into NBA Draft talk before the Indiana native decided to return to Columbus for his junior year. Matta said he expects the experience Thomas and his team gained last March and April to pay dividends in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. “We talked about that as well,” Matta said. “Last year doesn’t give you a point, doesn’t give you a rebound, but it heightens your awareness a little bit of what it takes.” Thomas wasn’t the focus of opposing team’s defenses last season, however. Former OSU forward and two-time all-American Jared Sullinger received the majority of the attention from the defenses the Buckeyes faced. Thomas benefited greatly from it, often being on the receiving end of a kick-out pass from a double-teamed Sullinger. “Me and Jared, we played well together, two (big men), we read the defense, we knew when to pass it to each other,” Thomas said. “It was pretty much, pretty easy to score last year because everybody was focusing on him. I was just sitting back, being patient.” It’s different for Thomas now, who has become the player opposing teams like to double down on. “I try to be as patient as I can … Then again, I’m just trying to win,” Thomas said. He’s handled the pressure all season, leading the Buckeyes, and the Big Ten, in scoring at 19.5 points a game. Despite recent less-than-usual performances, Thomas said he is ready as ever to help propel OSU to a second Final Four in as many years. “I feel locked in. I’m just going to be ready. Whatever play is drawn up for me, I’m going to be ready to shoot,” he said. Thomas had, not surprisingly, just finished doing one of his favorite things. “I just got done putting shots up, they were going in. I’m just going to continue with my routine,” he said. OSU is set to take on No. 15 seed Iona at 7:15 p.m. in Dayton Friday. If the Buckeyes can get past the Gaels, they will take on the winner of the game between No. 7 seed Notre Dame and No. 10 seed Iowa State Sunday. With two wins, OSU will advance to the West Region semifinal, and possible final, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. read more

Sarri announces Kovacics debut

first_imgThe Chelsea manager expects the Croatian midfielder to play for at least 30 minutes today in the Premier LeagueMateo Kovacic’s debut with Chelsea will happen today when The Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.At least that’s what Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri told the reporters during the team’s press conference before the match.“I think Mateo will be very useful for us. He’s a very technical player,” he told Football London.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“At this moment, he has to work. I think he’s not ready now for 90 minutes, but maybe, tomorrow [today], for the first 30 or the last 30 minutes he could be used.”“I expect a lot from him because, for me, he’s a very great player. In my opinion, he can improve more,” he commented.Asked where he might play in Chelsea, Sarri responded about the faith of the midfielder.“I think he can play in any of the three positions in midfield. He’s a very good offensive player, but he has improved in the defensive phase in the last two years in Madrid.”last_img read more

Solskjaer discusses bringing the best out of Pogba

first_imgManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes rattling Paul Pogba is key to bringing out the best from the Frenchman.United continued their 100 perfect start to life since Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker manager in December following their 2-0 win against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.Pogba has been one of the most improved players since the Norwegian took over, with the World Cup winner scoring four goals and creating three assists in his last four games for the Red Devils.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer believes tapping into the aggression of the former Juventus star which was on display against the Magpies after being fouled by Jonjo Shelvey, has helped him rediscover his form for United.“You need to rattle Paul Pogba at times to get him going; he has been immense for us,” Solskjaer said, according to Standard.United face a tough game after their FA Cup third round tie at Reading on Saturday when they travel to Wembley Stadium to face high-flying Tottenham Hotspur.last_img read more