Man robbed, shot by bicycle bandit at wake house

first_imgAn East Bank Demerara man is now nursing a gunshot wound to his right leg after he was shot during a robbery on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred at about 21:00h at the Beterverwagting/Triumph area, East Coast Demerara.The injured man has been identified as 62-year-old Allan Ramjit of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.It was reported that Ramjit had gone to attend a funeral at his in-law’s house and later that night, he was standing on the bridge outside the yard when the lone suspect approached on a bicycle.The perpetrator whipped out a handgun and pointed it at Ramjit, ordering him to hand over his valuables. However, Ramjit resisted and the suspect discharge a round, hitting him to his right leg.Upon being shot, the victim fell to the ground and the suspect then relieved him of two cellular phones before making good his escape on his pedal cycle.The injured man was picked up by relatives and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were treated and sent away several hours later.Meanwhile, the Police have since launched an investigation into the incident and are looking for the suspect. A spent shell was retrieved from the scene.last_img read more

Mandela posters show world’s respect

first_imgDimitris Anapliotis of Greece submitted his, one of 700 submissions. (Image: Mandela Poster Project) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mohammed Jogie   Founder and co-curator  +27 82 880 6074/ +27 11 782 4297 RELATED ARTICLES • Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on • From Liliesleaf to Robben Island • Mandela’s head rises in Howick • Travelling the Mandela RouteRudo MungoshiA special art initiative called the Mandela Poster Project has been launched to celebrate the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela, and the unexpectedly abundant response is a measure of how the statesman is admired and respected around the world.The project was initiated by two South African designers, Mohammed Jogie and Jacques Lange – the pair wanted to honour Madiba and raise money for his dream, a children’s hospital in Johannesburg, through a simple social media exercise.According to them, this would show how the world views the iconic figure of Mandela through the medium of graphic design.Jogie and Lange put out a call for poster designers about two months ago with the hope of collecting 95 posters, one for every year of Madiba’s life.The project garnered so much interest that it attracted designers from more than 70 countries, including Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Spain and Italy. All in all, 700 designs were received over the 60 days.The winning posters come from Argentina (1), Australia (2), Bahrain (1), Belgium (1), Bolivia (1), Botswana (2), Brazil (7), Canada (6), China (3), Colombia (2), Cuba (1), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1), Denmark/UK/South Africa (1), Egypt (1), France (5), Germany (1), Greece (4), Honduras/El Salvador (1), India (2), Iran (3), Israel (2), Italy (3), Kenya (1), Malaysia (1), Mexico (6), Netherlands (1), Slovenia (2), South Africa (18), South Korea (2), Taiwan (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), UK (1), US (8), Venezuela (2), and Zimbabwe (1).Celebrating Mandela’s spiritJogie described the project as a “pure artistic expression of Madiba”, adding that they had been overwhelmed by the response. “It’s is a celebration of his spirit and his contribution to humanity.”Despite the deadline for entries having passed a month ago, Jogie said they still continued to receive posters from those who had shown a keen interest in the project.“We are now considering publishing a coffee table book that will show all the posters submitted,” he said, “once we get sponsorship.”Contributors were asked to send their posters as an A2, 300dpi PDF file, and to be careful not to infringe any copyrights.The exhibition can be viewed from Thursday 18 July to Monday 22 July, at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Visual Arts. Gallery hours are between 09h00 and 18h00, and there is no entrance fee. Two walkabouts will take place on 20 and 21 July at 15h00.Supporting the Mandela Children’s HospitalThe initiative was open to all and entrants had to agree to donate their poster without charge to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust and allow the trust to exhibit and reproduce copies as part of its fundraising programme.The trust will respect the intellectual rights of all contributors and will not sell copies of the artwork.The winning 95 posters will be printed in a single special edition and launched online on the eve of Mandela’s birthday, before being auctioned off by the trust.Another set of posters will form part of a travelling exhibition. Invitations for the exhibition to visit have already been received from Brazil, Mexico, the US, and China.The project has also been endorsed by Icograda (International Council for Communications Design), as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.last_img read more

With surgical precision, New England Patriots cause a whole lot of pain

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments And the rest of the NFL writhes in pain.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing No matter where football fans outside the New England base turn, however, the finish often hurts.Why?Wide receiver Chris Hogan, who has been to Super Bowls in all three of his seasons in New England, explains it well.“We have been in these situations so many times before in big games and we don’t really blink,” Hogan said. “We practice these situations, we run these situations, we know how to execute in these situations — that is what it comes down to. Four-minute drives and trying to end a football game, take care of the ball, run blocking and doing all of the fundamentals when it really counts. And we have been in this situation before and it just helps.”The Patriots have been in every position before. So when they need to rely on Brady to light up the scoreboard, they can. And if the game environment calls for grinding it out, they can.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town No blowouts.They began this unprecedented run using a bruising defense that turned the Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf into a tentative outfit that at times looked intimidated 17 years ago. On Sunday night, they brought it all full circle with a masterful defensive performance that humbled the Rams once more, even more so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Patriots take down opponents in the most painful ways, whether in shootouts like against Carolina and Atlanta, or in comebacks — Atlanta again, and Seattle. While it’s always foolish to get into a tit-for-tat scoring binge with Brady, the 13-3 victory over Los Angeles proved the Pats can do the dirty work, win in the trenches and still survive.It’s maddening for the rest of the NFL. It’s maddening for so much of America that wants to see someone — anyone else — shut down this show. It leads to Patriots haters noting that one of the worst officiating errors in NFL history cost the rightful NFC champions, the Saints, a shot at New England. Or that coin tosses have handed the Patriots the ball in a Super Bowl and a conference title game overtime, and eventually they were lifting the Lombardi Trophy. In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, photo New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman and Tom Brady celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA — There’s something surgical about the Patriots’ dynasty that has made the rest of the NFL reel for nearly two decades.They are 6-3 in Super Bowls in Bill Belichick’s reign and with Tom Brady doing the clutch work. Yet the overall points for those games, dating to 2002, stand at 215 for New England, 201 for the opposition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES One thing they never do is back off. In their losses to the Giants and Eagles in the Super Bowl, the Patriots remained aggressive. So did the opponent, though, and New York and Philadelphia simply made more key plays. Perhaps only one more key play, but that was enough.When the Seahawks and Falcons lifted off the accelerator — or made unwise strategic moves — New England swooped in.The decisive drive in the fourth quarter Sunday night was typical of the clinical manner in which they keep winning. Sloppy, particularly on third downs, and even a tad frustrated by the 3-3 score, they put together a classic drive: five plays, four of them passes, for 69 yards, capped by rookie Sony Michel’s 2-yard touchdown run.Brady went to his meal tickets and they ate up an LA defense that had been relatively staunch. An 18-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski, followed by 13 yards to game MVP Julian Edelman.Then a 7-yarder to Rex Burkhead led to a play that causes every defensive coordinator to lose sleep: Gronk going deep and overpowering as well as outreaching defenders — in this case double coverage — for 29 yards to the 2.Once Michel scored, it seemed inevitable the Rams would find nothing but disappointment the rest of the way.Leave it to Gronkowski to sum up what at some points looked like a so-so season for the Patriots. Yet there they were, at the summit again.“I’ll tell you this, it was the most satisfying year I’ve ever been a part of,” said the star tight end who just might have played his last game; he’s contemplating retirement, as he did last year before returning. “How we came together, the obstacles we had to overcome, the grind from the beginning of training camp to now. That was our identity; wear the other team out.“We weren’t making big, flashy plays all the time … but we stuck together, we grinded, ran the ball.“Now we’re Super Bowl champions, we’re world champions.”last_img read more