6 Charged with Armed Robbery, Rape

first_imgSix (6) persons accused of terrorizing and raping women in the Paynesville Community, outside Monrovia, have been forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution on commission of the crimes armed robbery and rape.They were said to have jointly carried out the acts in several communities including 72nd, Soul Clinic, and Cow Field among others.The defendants were on Wednesday, March 5, arraigned before Magistrate Nelson Chineh, but were immediately sent to the Monrovia Central Prison to await the trial as the crimes are non-bailable offences.Defendants Prince Massaquoi a.k.a. “Master Kuku”, Christopher George a.k.a. “Christofiso”, Mark Agynah a.k.a. “little man”, Lewis Kennedy, Kessely Mulbah and Andrew Redhead were arrested by police at separate locations, following tip-offs from their victims.The crimes are said to have occurred between November 2013 and January 2014. The victims complained to police, alleging they were separately attacked at their various residences by a group of armed of men in the Paynesville Community.They further alleged the rapists threatened to kill anyone who refused to surrender their valuable property and cash to them.Quoting one of the victims, identified as Julater Flomo, police explained that on a night in January 2014, while on her way from school she made a stop at her friend’s, named Kebbeh Kollie, house.After an hour of discussion, Kebbeh decided to follow Ms. Flomo to her house.On their way to her house they were stopped by some unknown men. Ms. Flomo identified that man as the defendant Prince Massaquoi. According to her, defendant Massaquoi is the leader of the group.She said Prince and the others defendants held them at gun point and followed them to her house.When they arrived at her house, the attackers forcibly took away her belongings including her money, phone and others valuables and sodomized her.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pochettino tells Spurs to face the flak

first_img0Shares0000Following defeats at Arsenal and Leicester City, head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs travel to Watford on December 2, 2017, with their hopes of winning the Premier League all but extinguished © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 1 – Mauricio Pochettino says both he and his Tottenham Hotspur players must “accept the criticism” after dropping to seventh place in the Premier League table.Spurs travel to Watford on Saturday with their hopes of winning the Premier League all but extinguished following defeats at Arsenal and Leicester City either side of a home draw with West Bromwich Albion. It is a bitter pill for Spurs fans to swallow given it is 56 years since the north London club were last crowned champions of England.But Pochettino has vowed to “change the dynamic” in a bid to get back to winning ways.“It’s true that we struggled against Arsenal and West Bromwich and the performance against Leicester wasn’t the best,” said Spurs manager Pochettino.“Sometimes you need to be more clinical or a little more lucky to win the game.”The Argentinian added: “We are in a period where we need to change the dynamic and start to build our momentum again. It’s a great opportunity to start again, against Watford.“We need to be calm and not take decisions with emotion. It’s important to be right in how you assess the team and why we dropped points in the last few games.“We accept the criticism because when you don’t win it is because something wrong has happened,” he said.“We need to reduce the mistakes, be solid and try to be more clinical.”– ‘Happy with Alli’ –Dele Alli’s recent performances have mirrored the team’s but Pochettino refused to be too critical of the England man, who was the two-goal hero of a 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid at the start of November.“I am so happy with Dele,” he said. “He’s very talented and every game he does unbelievable things. It’s normal for a player to be up and down.“Senior players struggle to keep a level of performance over 10 months and with Dele he is young. It is normal for a young player.”Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain sidelined by injury but Harry Winks has recovered from the illness that forced him to miss the Leicester match on Tuesday.Spurs winger Erik Lamela made his long-awaited comeback in that game, having been out for 13 months with hip problems. The Argentina international will be looking for more game time at Vicarage Road, having come off the bench to set up his side’s goal in a 2-1 defeat.Watford will attempt to put a 4-2 loss to Manchester United behind them when they host another of England’s top clubs.Fans of the Hornets were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Everton appointed Sam Allardyce this week instead of Marco Silva, who had been a target for the Goodison Park role.Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar has revealed that his side, currently eighth, are delighted their head coach is staying, but insists there can be no repeat of Tuesday’s first-half display.“We have another big game against Tottenham now but we must play like we did in the second half otherwise they will punish us,” he said.“We want to win all the games, even against the big clubs. We have shown already that we can do it as we have beaten Arsenal here.”“We want to finish as high as possible,” added Zeegelaar, whose side will kick-off three points behind Tottenham. “We have some good players. So the sky is the limit.”Silva still has a doubt over defender Miguel Britos, who limped out of the 3-0 win at Newcastle United last week and missed the Man United match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gardner cleans up for Ayala

first_img Fellow sophomore Jasmine Holiday scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win for Ayala, which has lost just two league games in the last ten years. NONLEAGUE 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Calvary Baptist La Verne 42, Palm Valley 35: Senior Natasha Smith scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds including eight steals as the Cougars (8-3) defeated the visiting Thunderbirds. Calvary Baptist will host its first International league game against Monrobian at 4 p.m. Friday. center_img Sophomore Rebekah Gardner scored a school-record 43 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Ayala Bulldogs (12-7, 3-0) defeated the Glendora Tartans 68-33 in Sierra League action on Wednesday. This is the 18th double-double for Gardner, who broke Candice Allen’s record for most points in a game, and also holds the record for most career points in school history. last_img read more

Arsenal star says he would choose Champions League spot over WINNING the FA Cup

first_imgArsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has admitted he would rather qualify for the Champions League than win the FA Cup.The Gunners look likely to miss out on a top four finish this season for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s 20-year reign.Koscielny admits it would be a major blow to miss out on Europe’s elite competition, and he would swap success in the FA Cup final later this month to play in it.When asked to choose between the FA Cup and Champions League, he responded: “Playing in the Champions League.“It is a competition players want to play because you play against the best teams in Europe. For the players, it is always an important competition.“It is important for Arsenal, a club who played for 20 years in this competition to be qualified for another year. It is very important for Arsenal to be with the best teams in Europe.”Koscielny, who was signed by Wenger from Lorient in 2010, also admitted the uncertainty over the manager’s future at the club is hanging over the squad.Wenger is out of contract in the summer and has so far refused to reveal whether he will stay on.“It is a difficult situation, we don’t know what happens with the boss,” he said.“But we are professional, we are salaried to this club and we just want to have the best result for this club – not to think about other situations or this situation of the boss.“We are all in the same boat and the captain is Arsenal, we need to fight for this club and don’t think about what is happening with the boss or the players.“This is a situation, maybe some players don’t feel great but you need to be focused on our job and have the best results for Arsenal.“I think we will all respect his decision, he gave a lot for this club during 20 years. He did an unbelievable job so we need to respect this and his decision at the end of the season.”Koscielny will miss the Premier League visit of relegated Sunderland on Tuesday night with a calf injury.He should be fit for the final league game of the campaign, a home match against Everton, as well as the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.But he is also having to work consistently on his ankle to keep himself fit and available for selection.“I have some problems,” he said when asked about his Achilles.“Now it is better. I know it is a difficult injury because you need to work every day on this. Every morning I have my treatment for my Achilles and I know I need to do this to the end of my career.“Now, every day I do this and it is okay but sometimes with all the games we play every three days, it is difficult and I need to have a rest to recover well for my Achilles.“That’s why last time I was injured but now it is okay with this. You need to be careful with this because if you stop doing your own exercise programme for one or two weeks, the problem will come back. I know now I need to do this every day to be fit for my team.“I am prepared to miss Sunderland to be fit for the last two games of this season. Sometimes it is better to miss one game to be fit for the others.” 1last_img read more

TOP BOXING COACH TO GIVE MASTERCLASS IN DONEGAL

first_imgTwo of the country’s top boxing coaches will be in Donegal to give a boxing masterclass next month.Billy Walsh , High Performance Team Coach & Zaur Antia, Technical & Tactical Head Coach will be delivering a boxing master class on Tuesday 1st March 2011 at the Letterkenny Boxing Club facilities on the High Road, Letterkenny.The workshop will start at 6.30pm to 8.30pm approximately and will focus on fundamental techniques for developing young boxers and on Billy’s and Zaur’s experiences within boxing. There will also be some practical elements for participation so coaches come prepared – tracksuit / runners etc.To allow all club in Donegal to have representation we are restricting numbers to two per club, the maximum number will be 30 in total. The session will have a €5 per person cover charge.To register please contact the DSP office at the numbers below or via email return with the names and mobile contacts before Wednesday 23rd Feb.This programme is part of the North West Coaching and Club Development Network which is supported by the Programme for Peace and Reconciliation for N Ireland and the Border Counties. EndsTOP BOXING COACH TO GIVE MASTERCLASS IN DONEGAL was last modified: February 18th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Warriors Looking Forward: The latest on Steph Curry’s injury

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceThe Warriors are dealing with Stephen Curry’s injuries now so they do not have to deal with them in June.Therefore, it should not be surprising the Warriors (11-2) ruled out Curry for Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers (7-5) in what marks the second consecutive game he will miss because of a left groin strain. Warriors coach Steve Kerr had said he wanted Curry to complete at least a practice before he …last_img read more

2010 TV opportunity for youth

first_img(Image: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighThe 2010 Fifa World Cup offers many obvious benefits for tourism and the economy, but now the global football extravaganza will also help anyone interested in a career in television broadcasting to get a foot in the door.The Visual Impact Academy will be hosting three-day “digital boot camp” courses in conjunction with Africa Soccer Media to equip people with the skills needed to become production, camera and sound recording assistants before the event.Ashleigh Martyn of Visual Impact Media has encouraged any media and broadcasting students, as well as school leavers who aren’t sure what they would like to study, to enrol for the course. An interest in sport – and football in particular – would also be to their advantage.Successful students will have the opportunity to register with the Africa Soccer Media Crewing Portal.“This gives you a platform to advertise your new skills and availability for crewing,” Martyn said.Furthermore, the top 32 students will be recommended to the 2010 host broadcast service team. Assistants can expect to earn about US$100 (R1 000) a day during the event.The course has been designed with input from industry specialists experienced in live sporting events. Students will also have the opportunity to work with local and international crews covering the event.The Visual Impact Academy will be hosting information evenings about the courses in Cape Town on 5 March and Johannesburg on 2 April. Visit www.visuals.tv for more information on how to register.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesCape Town: Africa’s Hollywood Sounding good for 2010 2010 opportunities for SA film Locating 2010 at the Biennalelast_img read more

Eqentia Launches Semantic Portals – Competes with OpenCalais, Evri

first_imgAt the SemTech conference in June I met with William Mougayar, founder and CEO of a semantic news platform called Eqentia. At the time the product was in development, but it is officially launching today. In a nutshell, Eqentia aggregates content into topics using semantic technology. In that respect it is similar to OpenCalais (our coverage) and Evri (our coverage). While all three products have different focuses, each semantically tags and aggregates content in a contextual manner. The difference, claims Eqentia, is that “with Evri or OpenCalais, the onus is on the programmer.” Eqentia says that with its product, “the content is already semanticized and all you have to do is to place it on your portal while preserving your SEO.” The other two companies may disagree with that, but let’s take a closer look at Eqentia.Disclosure: We have decided to use this product on ReadWriteWeb, to fuel our upcoming topic pages. Expect this feature to launch within a few weeks.At its heart, Eqentia is an aggregation platform. It promotes itself as “an aggregator of context, not just content.” The way it does this is to add context in the navigation. Each portal has its own taxonomy, which Mougayar described as “a bit like a hierarchical tagging structure.” He said that “we basically wrap any content with a semantic wrapper.”How it WorksUnder the hood, Eqentia does “content harvesting” from social media sites such as Twitter, blogs and more. Currently Eqentia is getting content from over 13,000 feeds, collecting an estimated 65,000 articles daily. Eqentia told us that it’s indexed 20 million articles so far. The largest topic currently is Outsourcing, with 90,000 articles. Other topics include: Cloud Computing: 60,000; Supply Chain Management: 40,000; Twitter: 20,000; Social Media: 11,000.Eqentia then does “text mining and filtering” and the results are run through an “Aggregation Engine” (which has rules for sources and filters). Finally there is what Eqentia calls “Semantics Management” – including entity extractions, taxonomy definition, controlled vocabulary.What The User GetsEqentia is starting off with a focus on “professional” content topics. It will target business and technology content, ignoring more mainstream topics like current affairs, sports, entertainment. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#Semantic Web#web Eqentia is launching with 3 products:1) Out-of-the-box portals. These will give general users free access to topic streams (of which there are 12 at launch, with more coming). There will be email options, widgets and RSS feeds available.2) Personalized portal. These can be private or public. [note: this is what ReadWriteWeb has signed up for]3) Enterprise. A SaaS platform that can be customized. A stated use case is for large companies to “disseminate organized news intelligence for their employees across distinct groups or market segments.”Conclusion: Tough Competition, But Important MarketThe proof will be in the pudding as to how Eqentia compares to OpenCalais and Evri. We’ve been very impressed with both OpenCalais and Evri in our previous coverage, so Eqentia has high standards to live up to. In particular Eqentia is going to have to nail the User Experience, because it is relying on its interface a lot to give value to the user.Finally, Mougayar noted to us that “if web 2.0/social media rewarded the socially savvy user, the semantic web/web 3.0 will reward the research oriented user.” It’s a nice marketing line, but we are apt to agree that products like Eqentia, OpenCalais and Evri are bringing much needed smarts to the oceans of content in the Web. richard macmanuslast_img read more

London Olympics: China’s Guo Wenjun wins gold in women’s 10m air pistol shooting

first_imgChina’s Guo Wenjun took a second-consecutive Olympic gold medal with a last-ditch bullseye in the women’s 10m air pistol on Sunday. Guo pounced on an errant final shot from France’s Celine Goberville, ranked sixth in the world, who had led for most of the final but could only manage 8.8 in the last round.Guo kept her cool to hit a 10.8, one tenth of a point short of a perfect shot, to overtake Goberville and claim the gold, more than making up the 0.5 difference between the top two.It was a second-consecutive gold for the 26-year-old, who won on home soil in Beijing four years ago.Goberville claimed the silver in a shootout with Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych, who took the bronze, after they finished level after 10 rounds.It is second shooting gold for China, which claimed the first top prize of the London Games with Yi Siling’s victory in the 10m air rifle on Saturday.last_img read more

BMW IBFW 2014: High on heritage

first_imgIt was a spectacle of nostalgia on Day Two of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014, being held at DLF Emporio mall, with styles ranging from the days of the Raj to Independent India. The first presentation was ‘Jashn’ by designer duo Ashima Leena, who transformed the stage into a desert pathway with the use of real sand in keeping with the Rajasthani mood of the collection.Set to live music by Gaurav Raina of Midival Punditz, mystic sufi vocals by Kutle Khan and Pandit Ajay Prasanna on the flute, models walked down the runway in delicate rose-hued cocktail wear. Shades like old gold, shimmering pastel pink and antique silver made up the collection palette while the ensembles included a variety of sharara pants, georgette saris and lehenga sets. Designer duo Ashima and Leena recently launched their flagship store at the DLF Emporio Mall in New DelhiEmbroidered English roses in soft pink with leaves in pale pistachio green were the recurring motifs, giving the collection a period/classic feel of sepia-toned memories. Supermodel Ujjwala Raut made a comeback on the ramp as the showstopper for Ashima-Leena. Decked up in a blue and silver plunging choli with a multi-hued lehenga and red dupatta, the diva sizzled on the catwalk. The jewellery by designer Alpana Gujral was sophisticated and elegant and added that final touch to the looks.The second show of the evening was by Raghavendra Rathore, who started off his heritageinspired collection on the charming French song C’est si bon by Eartha Kitt. While the stage set-up wasn’t as grand as last year’s show, Rathore managed to stay true to his inspiration and created a royal enclosure with crestbearing crestbearing flags. It was heartening to see the show beginning with the men’s collection that continued with his trademark use of royal Jodhpurs, bandhgalas and achkans, long kurtas and embroidered long jackets. advertisementDegigner Raghavendra Rathore’s collection altogether re-invented the look of the modern brideThe highlights of the menswear were the use of bright colours such as rani pink and bright orange alongside traditional tones for the groom like aubergine, cream, black and blue. Rathore even laid emphasis on reviving the classic dhoti, the topic of a recent controversy. “I know there is a political debate going on on this. But I want dhoti to be in trend. I want the relics from our ancestral wardrobes to become wearable. I somehow want to revive India. Dhoti is generally seen as something that can be worn only during puja or such functions, but I want it to be worn by men on other occasions too,” Rathore said.Meanwhile, the women’s range of the Re-incarnating Relics collection that comprised chic bandhgalas with trousers, sherwanis and organza asymmetric skirts and lehengas, which altogether re-invented the look of the modern bride. The showstoppers for the show were actress Aditi Rao Hydari who sported a cream-coloured sari with a fullsleeved bandhgala jacket and Bobby Jasoos star Ali Fazal who looked dashing in a pink kurta with an open achkan and cream dhoti with sandals. Talking on the occasion, Aditi said, “I am so glad that Raghavendra is reviving Indian heritage while keeping modern sensibilities in mind. It’s so heartening to see the Jodhpur pants and bandhgala combinations because it reminds me of my grandfather, who I’ve grown up seeing wearing the same combination.” Spotted at the show were Jyotiraditya Scindia, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Priya Sachdev and Sanjay Kapur.last_img read more