Accused phone snatcher on $50,000 bail

first_imgA 19-year-old, who snatched a cellular phone, on Tuesday appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of simple larceny.Denzil Benjamin of Lot 84 D’Urban Street, Georgetown, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the charge which stated that on May 6, 2019, at Robb and King Streets, Georgetown, he stole a Samsung Galaxy S7 from Savita Singh; property of Shavindra Ramraj, valued at $120,000.The prosecution’s case stated that on May 6, Ramraj and his fiancée stopped at the location and exited their motorcar.Singh, at the time, had the cell phone which belonged to Ramraj. According to the prosecution’s case, Benjamin, who was standing at the corner of the streets, approached Singh and snatched the phone from her. He made good his escape. However, four days later, Singh spotted Benjamin and pointed him out to Police.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that the defendant has two similar charges before the court. He was, nonetheless, released on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on May 20, 2019.last_img read more

Mosac Rally: Title decider for National Championship

first_img Tags: Arthur blickErnest MusiimeShafic MatovuThe Mosac rallyYassin Nasser Organizers, members of FMU and sponsors pose for a group photo after the press conference on Wednesday, November, 13. (Photo/Abraham)The Mosac rally slated for November 29th to 1st December in Kapeka, Nakaseke will be the last round on the national rally championship (NRC) calendar as well as the decider for who wins the title.With a distance of 161.75km (competitive) and 126.30km (liaison), the drivers need to display their A-speed game in order to triumph over their opponents.However, the 10 sections in Kalasa, Kaddunda, Industrial park and Kyamutakasa shall be a header between Yassin Nasser (415) points and Arthur Blick Jnr (385) points, the two fighting for the title.Speaking at a press conference at Speke Hotel in Kampala, Mr. Ernest Musiime, the Federation for Motor Clubs of Uganda (FMU) Secretary thanked the promoters of the event who have pushed a lot to make it to where it is.“This is going to be the last event on the calendar for National rally Championship. As you can see it is very tight and sensitive to the organisers since everyone is looking at it.” he remarked.Mr. Shafic Matovu, the Clerk of the course, echoed that spectators this time around shall be kept in their positions and fast rescinding drivers shall be among the first 20 cars.“We need to protect the time marshals who have been doing remarkable in making the sport fair and competitive though we have not done much to protect them in the past. This time we do not need anyone at the controls if they are not on duty. This is a very crucial event as the president and manager said, we want a very fair and competitive display without any excuses of people being cheated. The military shall be there as reinforcement so there should not be any worries.” he said.The much anticipated finale has attracted sponsors that include; Coca Cola, Victoria University, Marine Time Cargo, Speke Hotels among others.The Federation of Motor clubs of Uganda members and sponsors addressing at press at Speke Hotel. (Photo/Abraham)Comments last_img read more

What Mario Ferraro, Pete DeBoer said about Dylan Gambrell’s first pro fight

first_imgSAN JOSE — Defenseman Mario Ferraro could be available to play Saturday, two days after a big hit from defenseman Matt Dumba knocked him out of the Sharks’ game against the Minnesota Wild.Ferraro said Friday he was “a little sore, but recovering” after he was injured by Dumba’s hit in the second period of the Sharks’ 6-5 win over the Wild.Ferraro was chasing after a loose puck in the corner to the right of the Sharks’ goal when he was hit shoulder first into the boards. Ferraro raised his …last_img

Women in Wine first for South Africa

first_img3 May 2013Women in the Cape winelands are standing up to be counted, and are now producing their own wine, bottled under the label Women in Wine.A group of 20 women, all with backgrounds in the wine industry, formed the company seven years ago, with “the dream of giving women, especially farm workers and their families, a share in the industry”.With varied skills in marketing, wine analysis, finance, development and training, and social responsibility, the one thing the partners all had in common was that they all “enjoy a glass of quality wine”.Women in Wine is the first South African wine-producing company that is owned, controlled and managed entirely by women.“To date, women have made a significant contribution to the Cape’s wine industry without receiving recognition or benefiting from the industry’s business opportunities,” says Beverly Farmer, a founder member and the chief executive.The company has several unique features. “Women in Wine embraces change in an industry which is 365 years old,” explains Farmer. “We are the first company owned, controlled and managed by women, and black women in particular.”Skills development through collaborationThe partners are all too aware that seasonal workers, who are often women, are unemployed for the rest of the year.The company strives to create a second source of income for these women by identifying “skills development and training opportunities in collaboration with other organisations”.A Women’s Workers’ Trust has been set up, which has shares in the company.Women in Wine also works closely with organisations like the South African Wine Industry Trust.This trust aims to restructure the wine industry to represent the interests of all those involved more effectively, in particular the farm workers, by building a shared consciousness through providing information, platforms for dialogue, education and co-ordination, and by promoting ethical trading.Women in Wine is also a founder member of the African Vintner Alliance, a joint action group established three years ago for the growth of black businesses in the wine industry.“During this period we have worked hard to establish a foothold in this traditional industry by working in collaboration with each other to enter and develop new markets,” Farmer says.Women in Wine only sources wine from farms that comply with socio-economic legislation with specific reference to ethical and environmental practices, employment conditions, skills development and training, as well as that address aspects of black economic empowerment.Ready overseas marketThe group has found a ready overseas market for its product. It produces six wines: a sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon/shiraz, pinotage rose, and chardonnay chenin blanc.The wines are exported to the US, China, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, and are available locally in Makro stores nationwide. They can also be ordered online from the Women in Wine website.Some of its export destinations have their own well-established wine industries but they have embraced the Women in Wine label.Farmer believes the reason for this is that importers are interested in the story behind the brand. “The partnership between professional women and farm worker women is a truly South African story.”Two years ago, Women in Wine was nominated in the category Ethical Business Award by the prestigious international magazine, The Drinks, in the UK.Women in Wine has recognised that there are other ways of producing wine. The company was established without the huge capital investment needed for a traditional vineyard with rows of vines stretching into the distance, and a vast cellar.Instead, it has entered into partnerships with existing cellars, as well as with bottling and packaging companies, to produce its wine.‘Transforming South Africa’s wine industry’“In order to achieve our vision of contributing to the transformation of the South African wine industry, we have had to come up with creative solutions that break with traditional perceptions that to produce excellent wines you have to have land, vineyards, cellars and a big company for exports.Instead we have invested in the building of the Women in Wine brand,” explains Farmer, who has a journalism degree and worked on wine farms, representing farm workers and their families, before she became chief executive of Women in Wine.One such partnership is with Boland Kelder, which is the group’s leading wine supplier. Its product development team, with well-known international wine makers on the panel, made Women in Wine’s first two Eden’s Vineyards wines to its specifications.In 2011, the South African wine industry had more than 3 500 wine producers, with 582 wine cellars, and 100 000 hectares under vine. In that year, 831-million litres of wine were produced in the Western Cape. In 2012, over 400-million litres of wine were exported, with the UK and Germany taking the biggest slice, at 22% and 19%, respectively.The wine industry in South Africa goes back 350 years, when the Dutch governor, Jan van Riebeeck, produced the country’s first wine in 1659.First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Hyundai looking to enter compact SUV market with ix25

first_imgHyundai ix25 Concept South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) will be launching a compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) soon to take on the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. The vehicle, called the ix25, has been spotted testing across India on numerous occasions. Through this article, we shall reveal specifications of the ix25, possibly to help you choose a new vehicle.PricingRs 7.50 – 11 lakhExteriorsDesign cues appear to have been taken from various Hyundai SUVs such as the ix35 and the new Santa Fe. Its production model will look quite different from the ix25 Concept showcased at the Auto China 201.Overall dimensionsIx25, Hyundai’s new  compact SUV will be just over 4-metres in length and will take on the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano here.Length – 4270mmWidth – 1780mmHeight – 1630mmWheelbase – 2590mmEngines The new ix25 will be available in both petrol and diesel options. While the petrol version will be a 1.4-litre VTVT, the diesel will come with a 1.6-litre CRDi. Maximum power and peak torque are as follows:  Petrol – 106bhp, 135NmDiesel – 126bhp, 260NmExpect the Hyundai ix25 compact SUV to be launched sometime in 2015.last_img read more

Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Sacramento Kings coach

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac fired Dave Joerger on Thursday after the coach helped develop the young Kings into playoff contenders before ultimately falling short in the franchise’s 13th straight losing season. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Walton, a former Lakers forward, went 98-148 after getting his first permanent head coaching job with the 16-time NBA champions. The former Golden State top assistant never led the Lakers to the playoffs, not even after the arrival of LeBron James last summer.He certainly has coached some of the game’s biggest stars and egos.Many considered him the unofficial Coach of the Year for his guidance of the then-champion Warriors at the start of the 2015-16 season in place of an ailing Steve Kerr. Golden State began with a record 24-0 start and Walton was 39-4 overall before Kerr returned to the bench following complications from a pair of back surgeries.Walton’s departure came three days after the Lakers finished with a loss Tuesday to the Trail Blazers and the abrupt resignation of team president Magic Johnson. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Steph Curry’s 38 points lead Warriors to Game 1 win over Clippers LATEST STORIES Also Thursday, the Kings extended Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season — and Walton’s deal is expected to run those same four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSacramento features several talented young players acquired by Divac: guards De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and center Willie Cauley-Stein. The Kings finished 39-43, nine games out of a playoff spot after being tied for the Western Conference’s eighth seed heading into the final game before the All-Star break.Sacramento had its most wins since going 44-38 in 2005-06 during coach Rick Adelman’s final season. That ended a run of eight straight playoff berths and Sacramento hasn’t been back to the postseason since for the NBA’s longest active drought. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FILE – In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton’s departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo,File)Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los Angeles went 37-45. His move to the Kings was confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday by a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because it hadn’t been finalized. A formal announcement from the Kings is expected in the next couple of days.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more