Taxi driver gets 3 years for stealing woman’s underwear

first_imgTwenty-six-year-old Yudhister Samjawan, of Third Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess after the prosecution proved he broke into the house of Yanti Stephens and stole a number of items.The young man who was on trial initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated the on October 4, 2019, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he broke into the dwelling house of Stephens and stole one phone, a pair of female underwear and $50,000 in cash.The court was told that on the day in question, the woman was awoken by a noise and as such, she got out of her bed to investigate when she found Samjawan crawling on her floor.She immediately raised an alarm and the man fled the scene via a nearby trench.According to the Prosecutor, the Police were summoned and the accused, who was found hiding in a trench alongside the street, was arrested.The items were found in his possession. The defendant was subsequently charged.After finding sufficient evidence against Samjawan, Magistrate Bess ruled that he be sentenced to three years behind bars.last_img read more

Report: Kevon Looney could return during NBA Finals

first_imgThe Warriors’ wounds are healing. They’ll have Klay Thompson back for Game 4 on Friday, then perhaps Kevin Durant for Game 5, and they may even get center Kevon Looney back before the NBA Finals are over.ESPN reported Thursday that Looney, whom the Warriors figured was out for the remainder of the Finals after suffering a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture in Game 2, isn’t necessarily done. Sources told … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squad

first_imgChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squadby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon coach Bruno Genesio has sparked transfer talk after leaving Nabil Fekir out of his squad this weekend.The Mirror says Lyon have left skipper Fekir out of their squad for their French Cup clash this weekend.The French playmaker stayed with Lyon in the summer after his proposed move to Liverpool fell through.Fekir looked set to stay until the end of the season at least, although he has just 18 months remaining on his contract. But just days into the January transfer window, he has been suspiciously omitted from the squad for the clash with fifth-tier Bourges Foot.Fekir has also attracted interest from Chelsea in recent months with Liverpool’s interest in the playmaker seemingly ending in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Broke His Cast Celebrating His Son’s 3-Pointer vs. Baylor

first_imgRon Hunter does interview after NCAA Tournament game.Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though. On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s NCAA Tournament berth, cracked his cast as he fell to the ground. A doctor is on his way to Jacksonville to re-cast the foot. Ron Hunter told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl about the situation Friday morning. What would you do for an NCAA Tournament victory?Georgia State is set to face Baylor on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TNT.last_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps. pic.twitter.com/25DEq2mGdh— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit” pic.twitter.com/zgmuxCdWLu— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Here’s What Tim Tebow Is Doing At His MLB Showcase Today

first_imgTim Tebow in a batting cage.Tim Tebow/Twitter.Today is the day Tim Tebow tries to become a major league baseball player.Tebow, 29, is set to work out for 20-plus MLB teams in Los Angeles. The former Florida Gator and NFL quarterback has been working out with a baseball career in mind for a year-plus. He already has a contract offer from a Venezuelan winter league team.Scott Miller, an MLB columnist for Bleacher Report, is out in Los Angeles for the workout.He tweeted out a photo of the plan for Tebow’s MLB showcase.Tebow will be:Running a 60-yard dashThrowing to bases from the outfieldShagging flyballs and groundballs in the outfieldTaking batting practiceTaking “live” BP from two AAA pitchersHere’s the schedule:Almost showtime pic.twitter.com/dBvSnT0j0N— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 30, 2016Tebow’s showcase is taking place at USC.Tim Tebow warming up for his showcase. pic.twitter.com/5RhJ3saXRl— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) August 30, 2016Updates to come.last_img read more

How Rescue Pets Danced Their Way Into The Heart Of Carrie Ann

first_imgA familiar face in living rooms across the nation and beloved judge of one of America’s most popular competition reality shows, Carrie Ann Inaba, has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society in asking people to help save the dogs and cats in our nation’s shelters.Carrie Ann Inaba supports Best Friends Animal SocietyCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.orgIn addition to being a fair but no-nonsense judge on ABC’s Emmy award-winning Dancing With The Stars, Inaba’s choreography has been an integral part of some of the most popular shows in television history including American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Her acting credits include memorable cameo roles in two of the Austin Powers films. As a dancer, Inaba broke ground and racial stereotypes as one of In Living Color’s original “FLY GIRLS.”The proud owner of three rescue dogs and four rescue cats, Inaba took her personal passion for animal welfare to heart and founded the Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project (CAIAP) in 2012. The CAIAP supports the rescue, welfare and well-being of animals by funding and creating collaborative programs that reduce pet over-population, and promoting the importance of spay/neuter, animal rescue and pet adoption. Inaba joins actor Danny Trejo and other celebrities who will be featured in Best Friends’ photo campaign featuring celebrities posed with their personal rescued dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them All call to action.According to national statistics, each day more than 9,000 dogs and cats die in the nation’s shelters. Best Friends has brought increased awareness to how people can get involved in the solution by adopting, and spaying/neutering their pets, donating, volunteering and sharing this message with their friends.“I got involved with this campaign because adopting an animal is one of the most beautiful healing experiences you can have,” Inaba said. “Not only do you help heal the wounds of an animal who has been discarded, lost or who never had a family before, but animals also heal you. All seven of my ‘kids’ are adopted — some rescued right off the streets, some from the shelter system where they would have been euthanized, and some from no kill sanctuaries. Each one has brought so much joy into my life and has taught me lessons I needed to learn about life and love. Adopting an animal is a beautiful thing.”last_img read more

Scotiabank offer to buy share of Chilean bank gets green light

first_imgTORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia says its offer to buy a sizable stake in a Chilean bank for $2.9 billion has been accepted.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said Tuesday that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) agreed Tuesday to sell its 68.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile and its interests in certain subsidiaries.The deal, which is expected to close in June 2018, would double the the Canadian lender’s market share in Chile to approximately 14 per cent and make Scotiabank the third-largest private sector bank in the country.“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with BBVA to acquire their shares of BBVA Chile,” said Scotiabank president and CEO Brian Porter in a statement.“BBVA Chile has a proven track record … and this transaction demonstrates excellent synergy between both banks with customer-centric cultures.”BBVA Chile has $29 billion in assets and has 4,000 employees at 127 branches. Scotiabank says it intends to merge BBVA Chile with its existing Scotiabank Chile operations, subject to regulatory approvals.When the deal was initially announced last week, Scotiabank said the transaction is in line with its goal of increasing scale within the Chilean banking sector and the Pacific Alliance countries.Chile’s Said family, which owns 31.62 per cent of BBVA Chile, has waived its right of first refusal to acquire the share being sold to Scotiabank, but is willing to spend up to $650 million to own up to 25 per cent of the combined business when Scotiabank Chile and BBVA Chile are merged.“We will combine Scotiabank’s high-scale, high-sales productivity and retail portfolios with BBVA Chile’s capital markets expertise and cash management capabilities,” said Ignacio Deschamps, Scotiabank’s group head of international banking and digital transformation told analysts on a conference call Tuesday. “We have a strong cultural fit drawn from 2 leading international banks with an established local presence in Chile for several decades.”Deschamps added that Scotiabank expects pre-tax cost synergies of between $150 million and $180 million by 2020. As well, the lender expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share in the first year after completion, he added.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that BBVA had agreed to sell its 69.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile.last_img read more

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street fall Brexit approval

first_imgBEIJING — Most Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street fell and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 per cent to 2,659.12 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1 per cent to 25,907.26. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 per cent to 21,803.62 and Seoul’s Kospi advanced 0.4 per cent to 2,077.41. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 added 3 points to 5,736.00. India’s Sensex rose 0.4 per cent to 35,286.91. Bangkok and New Zealand retreated while Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets rose.WALL STREET: U.S. markets were dragged down by losses for tech companies, banks and insurers. Apple Inc. lost 2.8 per cent. Bond prices rose as traders shifted money into low-risk assets. That pulled yields down, which hurts banks by driving interest rates on loans lower. Energy stocks rebounded as crude oil prices snapped a 12-day losing streak. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.8 per cent to 2,701.58. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.8 per cent to 25,080.50. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.9 per cent to 7,136.39.BREXIT: Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded the British Cabinet to back an agreement to separate from the European Union, triggering the final steps toward Brexit. May said the decision is a “decisive step” toward finalizing the exit deal with the EU within days, though it was unclear whether Parliament will go along. The deal would allow Britain to stay in a customs union, bound by EU rules, while the two sides negotiate a trade treaty. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the two sides agreed to avoid a “hard border” between Ireland, a member of the trade bloc, and Northern Ireland.ANALYST’S TAKE: “Despite the U.K. Cabinet backing the new Brexit draft plan, the boost for markets had been short-lived with the sea of worries overruling sentiment,” said Jingyi Pan of IG in a report. Asian markets are “taking after the poor leads from Wall Street” due to “little data” due out in the region.AUSTRALIAN JOBS: Government data showed employment rose by 32,800 in October, above market expectations for a gain of 20,000. The jobless rate stayed at 5 per cent. The annual rate of job creation rose to 2.5 per cent.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 12 cents to $56.13 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 56 cents on Wednesday to close at $56.25. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 1 cent to $66.11 per barrel in London. It gained 65 cents the previous session to $66.12.CURRENCY: The dollar weakened to 113.47 yen from Wednesday’s 113.63 yen. The euro strengthened to $1.1323 from $1.1309.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more