Moments after relieving an Atlantic Ville, East Coast Demerara, businesswoman of a bag containing an undisclosed sum of cash, two gunmen were apprehended as they were about to escape.According to information, at about 14:00h on Thursday, Marilyn Burning was about to enter her home after transacting business at a bank in Georgetown, when she was attacked and held at gunpoint by two men.The men arrived at the woman’s home on a CG motorcycle which indicates they had trailed the woman from the bank.However, while the woman raised an alarm, the men took away the bag and were about to escape when they were cornered by residents in the area and two off-duty police ranks who managed to grab the bag from them.As they attempted to escape, they reportedly collided with a vehicle driven by a resident. They were subsequently arrested and handed over to police.A .32 Taurus pistol with 9 matching rounds were recovered by the police. The motorcycle used in the robbery was also seized.
The architectural design of the school when completedThe leadership of Boe Sehtorwon Association (BSA) of Canada, with headquarters in the United States, over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a 12-class room modern high school and technical vocational training center in Boe Bonlay Town, Nimba County Electoral District #6.Marvin Dahn, president of the association, who performed the official groundbreaking ceremony, informed elated residents that the project cost about US$76,000 and is expected to be completed before the next academic year begins.Dahn highlighted the importance of the project, which he said is intended to bring quality education to school-age children at a shorter distance in the chiefdom.Mr. Dahn promised residents that the association will do everything, but that the construction work will be completed through the help of the community dwellers, whose school-going age children are the direct beneficiaries.He challenged locals to take ownership of the project by providing security, though they will be required to source some materials, including town rocks, sand and planks. Meanwhile, the residents have committed themselves to provide whatever is necessary to fast track the project.It will be implemented by the A&E International Construction Company, incorporated, of which some of the workforce have already arrived to commence the construction of the school.It may be recalled that the Boe Sehtorwon Association had previously supplied medical equipment and identified with the locals during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 2014, and residents say they have remained grateful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Captain Thulani Hlatswayo hit the second goal as South Africa recorded their biggest ever win before a tiny crowd against the Seychelles © AFP / PHILL MAGAKOEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 13 – South Africa achieved their biggest victory when they hammered the Seychelles 6-0 Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before a tiny rain-soaked crowd in Johannesburg.The previous widest winning margin by ‘Bafana Bafana’ (The Boys) was 5-0 at home to Guatemala in a friendly match as the republic prepared to host the 2010 World Cup. South Africa scored three times in four minutes midway through the first half with a Nigel Hoareau own-goal followed by goals from captain Thulani Hlatshwayo and Lebo Mothiba.A string of saves from goalkeeper Romeo Barra prevented South Africa going further ahead until Percy Tau and substitutes Dino Ndlovu and Teboho Mokoena netted in a late burst.Mokoena scored the record-creating sixth goal two minutes into stoppage time with a close-range header off a cross at Soccer City stadium.The one-sided affair matchday 3 affair in Group E came as no surprise as South Africa are ranked 73rd in the world — 116 places above the Seychelles.Only a few thousand watched the mismatch in heavy rain despite the public broadcaster not screening the qualifier because of a financial dispute with the national football body.Matches involving ‘Bafana Bafana’ used to draw 80,000 crowds, but poor results in recent years has seen a dramatic fall-off in attendances.South Africa have seven points from three matches and Libya four and Nigeria three from two in a three-team chase for two places at the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Nigeria, who suffered a shock matchday 1 home loss to South Africa, host Libya later Saturday in Uyo.In Kampala, Uganda cruised to a 3-0 victory over Lesotho that moved them three points clear of Cape Verde at the top of Group L.Emmanuel Okwi opened and closed the scoring with a goal in each half and Farouk Miya converted a penalty to give the ‘Cranes’ a two-goal half-time advantage.Uganda have seven points halfway through the six-round qualifying competition, Cape Verde four and Lesotho and Tanzania two each.Another eight qualifiers are scheduled for Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Mutebi anticipates another tough encounter against Petro de Luanda in the secon leg. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)CAF Champions League-First RoundPetro de Luanda 0-0 KCCA FC Stadio 11 de Novembro, LuandaSaturday, 14-09-2019KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has described his side’s result away to Petro de Luanda in the first leg of their Champions League first round encounter as poistive but tricky.KCCA FC drew 0-0 with the Angolan side on Saturday and will look to get the job done in Kampala in two week’s time when they host the second leg at Lugogo.However, Mutebi says his team has to be cautious as the opposition will also be targeting progression.“We got a good result against a very good team, noted Mutebi after the game on Saturday.“We knew we had to suffer because they had more of the ball but we were very organized defensively and whenever we went forward, we looked dangerous.“It is a positive result and we will see what we can do. However, It is a trick result and anything can happen but we will try to capitalize on home advantage.”The game on Saturday was dominated by the hosts as they looked to have created the better chances most notably, calling KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago into action on two crucial occassions, late.First, he saved from Sengui and then denied substitute Daniel Satonho from point blank.The Kasasiros who are known for their fearless approach also had spells in the contest although they created half chances more often than not.Mutapha Kizza saw a free-kick fumbled by goalkeeper Delgado who had defender Insua Musah to thank after the latter cleared to safety.Anaku shot wide form inside the area after beating his maker late in the first half.The usually relaible Muzamir Mutyaba scuffed a shot straight at Delgado after he was teed up by the industrious Allan Okello.Three minutes into the second half, Okello headed a Kizza cross into the net but the goal was ruled out for offside.It is a good result for KCCA FC but they need to be careful in the second leg as Petro de Luanda have quality in them to hurt anyone.KCCA FC will nees to be careful in the second leg. (PHOTO/File)Also speaking after the game, Anaku could not hide his delight that KCCA FC had picked up a point from a hard game away from home.“We now have a slight advantage over them because of this draw, noted the youngster.“It is a vital point for us away from home.“We came knowing that they are a strong side so we gave our best throughout the game and we pick a good result.KCCA FC are attempting to reach the Champions League group stages for a second time in three seasons.They last did so in 2018 where they were pitted in a group containing Al Ahly, Esperance and Rivers United, finishing third after the six rounds of matches.The second leg between KCCA FC and Petro de Luanda will be played on September 27th, 2019 at Lugogo.KCCA FC starting line upCharles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustapha Kizza, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Gift Ali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Herbert Achai, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba, Sadat AnakuComments Tags: allan okelloCAF Champions LeagueMike MutebiPetro de LuandaSadat Anakutop
Tags: BresciaHellas VeronaInter MilanItalian Serie AParma Inter Milan drew 2-2 against Parma in their last game. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Parma vs Hellas VeronaStadio Ennio Tardini, ParmaTuesday, 29-10-2019 @9pmParma managed to hold Inter to a 2-2 draw at San Siro despite an injury crisis and host a Verona side struggling for goals.The Ducali moved Gervinho to centre-forward due to the simultaneous absence of Roberto Inglese and Andreas Cornelius, which allowed Yann Karamoh to get his first start of the season. The winger on loan with option to buy from Inter made a big impact against his old club, scoring one goal and setting up another for Gervinho, so they’re expected to lead the way again with impressive Under-21 international Dejan Kulusevski.Matteo Scozzarella is suspended, with Bruno Alves, Vincent Laurini, Riccardo Gagliolo and Alberto Grassi also sidelined.Hellas Verona’s main issue is that none of their strikers have found the net this season, despite a consistent rotation of the forwards. It also means they failed to score in their last two games, defeats to Napoli and Sassuolo, so it’s clear where coach Ivan Juric has to intervene.Miguel Veloso is still dealing with a muscular problem and is a major loss, as his set pieces alone make a big contribution to the team’s attacks. Salvatore Bocchetti, Daniel Bessa, Giampaolo Pazzini, Boris Radunovic, Lubomir Tupta and Emmanuel Badu also miss out.Teenager Eddie Salcedo and Matteo Pessina are challenging Valerio Verre and Mattia Zaccagni for a role in support of either Mariusz Stepinski or Samuel Di Carmine.Parma have won their last three home games, their best Serie A streak at the Tardini since six consecutive victories in 2012.Brescia vs Inter MilanStadio Mario Rigamonti, BresciaSaturday, 28-09-2019 @11pmInter wasted a golden opportunity to go top of the table and now face a tricky trip to Mario Balotelli’s Brescia.The Nerazzurri could’ve taken back the leadership of Serie A after Juventus were held by Lecce, but instead, they too only scraped a 2-2 draw with Parma and remain one point behind. To make matters worse, Atalanta are gaining momentum and closed the gap to just two points from Antonio Conte’s men.The coach complained bitterly about the injury crisis leaving him with “a squad reduced to the bare bones” and he’ll have to make do again without Stefano Sensi, Matias Vecino, Alexis Sanchez and Danilo D’Ambrosio.Either Lautaro Martinez or Romelu Lukaku must get some rest soon, so Matteo Politano and 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito are pushing for a place in the starting XI. Kwadwo Asamoah is nursing a knee issue and could again make way for Cristiano Biraghi.Brescia have their own problems to contend with, managing just one point from the last four rounds and are fresh off a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Genoa.Jhon Chancellor limped off with a thigh strain during that game, adding to the growing injury list that already includes Daniele Dessena, Ernesto Torregrossa, Giangiacomo Magnani, Bruno Martella and Luca Tremolada.So much was expected of Balotelli on his return not just to Serie A, but to his hometown club of Brescia, but he is yet to make a genuine impact. There was one goal, but he was practically inconspicuous against Genoa on Sunday evening, except for during his exit, when he kicked a photographer’s camera on the touchline. He has faced his old club Inter five times in Serie A, but never found the net against them.Alfredo Donnarumma has shaken off his injury and should be back in the starting XI with SuperMario, but Nikolas Spalek, Jaromir Zmrhal and the fit-again Emanuele Ndoj are all candidates to be trequartista, now Romulo has returned to midfield.Inter could win their first five away games of the Serie A season, something this club only achieved in 1966-67, 1997-98 and 2012-13.Upcoming fixturesWednesday, 30-10-2019-Napoli vs Atalanta @9pm-Cagliari vs Bologna @11pm-Juventus vs Genoa @11pm-Lazio vs Torino @11pm-Sampdoria vs Lecce @11pm-Sassuolo vs Fiorentina @11pm-Udinese vs Roma @11pmThursday, 31-10-2019 -AC Milan vs SPAL @11pmComments
The new library at Rhodes Universityis a world-class facility.(Image: Rhodes) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jeanne BergerDeputy Director: Library Services+27 46 603 8063 RELATED ARTICLES • Soweto’s state-of-the-art library • Rhodes hosts world journalism meet • First university for Mpumalanga • Open access to SA journals• Education focus of Mandela Day 2010Janine ErasmusThe new R75-million (US$11-million) library at Rhodes University opened earlier in November 2010, and is expected to significantly boost the learning environment and quality of graduates at the Eastern Cape institution.Speaking at the opening event, Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande expressed his approval of the facility and said he was pleased by Rhodes’ commitment to building the library and fostering traditional ways of learning in today’s digital era.The value of a top-quality library that offers access to digital and printed learning resources, and will enhance both learning and research, cannot be understated, said Nzimande, adding that a good library is an important factor in the quality of teaching and research output, and will benefit academics, students and researchers.“I hope that this new library will be a central station for knowledge-building at Rhodes University,” said the minister. “Good libraries are a key of continued investment for universities.”Vice-Chancellor Dr Saleem Badat said earlier this year that the state-of-the-art library will play a vital role in the university’s goal of remaining “one of Africa’s outstanding universities, committed to the production of knowledge and graduates who are knowledgeable, critical, competent, ethical and compassionate”.Despite the fact that it’s a comparatively small university, Rhodes is one of the country’s top academic institutions in terms of research output, said Nzimande. “I have no doubt that the improvement of the library will allow this output to continue.”Cutting-edge facilitiesRhodes’ brand new facility, which covers an area of 4 500 square meters, has almost doubled the current library floor space. The previous library, which was severely overcrowded, with computer terminals vying for space among the books, is to be refurbished and will later house the greater part of the book collections.New features include a round-the-clock reading room, group study rooms, and a number of collections categorised under social sciences, science and pharmacy, commerce, and humanities and education.The as yet unnamed library offers seating for at least 20% of the student body, in line with international standards. The old building seated fewer than 10% of students.Students have the use of a 54-workstation information commons for online research, a 26-seat laboratory which offers information literacy training to users, and the much-lauded Carnegie Research Commons. This project received a R2.8-million ($407 493) grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which funds the establishment of learning institutions.The Research Commons accommodates about 40 staff and users. It offers a quiet space where senior students and academics can carry out their specialised work using cutting-edge electronic equipment, with experienced library assistants on hand to help with research. Scholars may also use a seminar room with audio-visual facilities.The building has been designed with care of the environment in mind. It features thicker, more insulating walls, an energy-efficient air-conditioning system, and an automated system that controls and optimises the flow of fresh air.Disabled and partially sighted users have not been neglected. “This is an area which I am particularly interested in,” said Nzimande, “as I have asked the Department of Higher Education and Training to highlight the needs of students and staff with disabilities.”Impressive achievementThe library’s budget was originally set at R86-milion ($12.5-million), but final costs are expected to total around R75-million, said Badat.He attributed this massive saving to sound management by the project team, well as key components that cost less than expected. He added that the achievement is all the more impressive because the bulk of planning and building took place during South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup preparations, when the country was still struggling to climb out of a recession. Building started in 2008 and took about two years to complete.The national Department of Education granted R50-million ($7.3-million) on condition that Rhodes contributed the balance, whether by fundraising or from its own financial reserves.The university’s development office has managed to raise some R20-million ($3-million), but because the final costs should come in at 13% below budget, this means that just R5-million ($727 385) is outstanding.