Alleged mastermind in carjacking ring granted bail reduction

first_imgThe ex-Policeman who was held in the carjacking probe and placed on $1 million bail was on Thursday granted a bail reduction after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennanJason Harry, a resident of Monument Hill, at Kuru Kururu on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was slapped with five charges of receiving stolen cars.He was granted $200,000 bail on each charge of feloniously or unlawfully obtaining a Toyota motor car.However, a bail reduction application was made by Attorney Dexter Todd. HarryAccused carjacker: Jason Harrywas only required to pay $500,000 in bail.The defendant denied the charges detailing that between August 2017 and February 2018, at Georgetown, he committed the fraudulent acts. Police, however, allege that Harry stole Elizabeth Martin’s $2 million Fielder motor car (HC 6999); Delon Skelky’s Spacio (PVV 9742) valued $2.5 million; Saravety Narine’s Allion (PNN 1871) worth $1.7 million; Samuel Monroe’s Spacio (PMM 7517) worth $2.9 million; and Treshel Powers’ Allion (PVV 6791), valued at $2.3 million.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to Harry being placed on bail, articulating a fear that Harry, if granted bail, could tamper with another accused who was yet to be found. This objection was, however, overruled.The matter was adjourned until April 18, 2018.Harry was apprehended in February at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu when A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) ranks swooped down on a property and discovered vehicle parts. Harry, who proclaims himself to be a taxi service owner, had on February 16 denied that, while being armed and in the company of others, he had robbed Phillip King of his Toyota Premio motor car valued $3.2 million, along with other items.Police have disclosed that Harry, when placed on an identification parade after being apprehended, was positively identified by King. Thus, Police believe that their former colleague was part of the carjacking ring.Several persons have so far being charged in connection with these matters.Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron have also been accused of carrying out a series of carjackings.Police ranks from the Major Crimes Investigation Unit had swooped down on premises at North Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and found several car mirrors with plate numbers engraved on them, doors, lights, wipers and other parts for Toyota Allion, Spacio and Premio motor cars. Those premises were occupied by a 29-year-old taxi driver and his 25-year-old wife.last_img read more

BREAKING: Harmon, Greenidge, Gaskin and Roopnaraine resign

first_imgPresident David Granger has accepted the resignations of Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Business Minister Dominic Gaskin; Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge; and Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine as Members of Parliament owing to their status as dual citizens.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge These resignations came in light of mounting pressure from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Civil Society who have been calling the governing Ministers to resign in light of the Appeal Court’s Ruling with respect to Dual Citizenship. Harmon is a US citizen while Greenidge, Gaskin and Roopnaraine are all UK citizens.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin See the full statement, issued this morning, from the Ministry of Presidency:The Government of Guyana is committed to the upholding of the Constitution of Guyana and by virtue, the March 22, 2019 ruling of the Court of Appeal on the December 21, 2018 Motion of No Confidence, which was brought against the Government.In this regard, as of Monday, April 1, 2019, His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has received and accepted the resignation of all coalition Members of Parliament who are holders of dual citizenship. These members will not be returning to Parliament therefore, when it reconvenes on April 11, 2019.Minister of State Joseph Harmoncenter_img More details in the Wednesday, April 03, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.Public Service Minister Rupert Roopnarainelast_img read more

Giants’ Smith deserving of closer title

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The Giants’ reluctance to name a closer suggests the roster remains unsettled and new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is likely considering trading from a surplus of depth in the bullpen.After embracing competition up and down the roster this spring, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when manager Bruce Bochy announced an open battle for the team’s closer job at the beginning of camp.But as they prepared to leave Arizona on Saturday, Bochy still hadn’t named …last_img read more

PIXNOR Bride Bridesmaid Girl’s Rhinestone Decorated Hairband Tiara – Sparkly and beautiful a perfect bridesmaid tiara, hairband.

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Location Scouting Tips: The Whys and Hows of Where

first_imgAside from just finding a place that looks cool, here are some practical concerns you should consider when location scouting.All images via ShutterstockThere tends to be a weird philosophy that location scouting always concerns finding an exotic oasis for your film. Those projects are pretty few and far between. Many locations scouts are just looking for cool office spaces, lobbies, coffee shops, restaurants, and downtown areas that will be pleasing to look at on screen.There’s a reason so many shows use the same locations, like the Quality Cafe, or former famous locations like the 6th Street Viaduct and the recently burned-down Sable Ranch. Those places offer the look the production needs, while also providing all the practical amenities the crew requires.Basic Production Needs: Power, Parking, and PottyThere is one thing you need on every single shoot: Power. You literally can’t operate a camera without a battery. If you are planning on being on location for quite some time, you will want plenty of batteries or a way to charge back up. Be sure to check for access to power — and even if there are a few outlets, that doesn’t necessarily mean you will have enough juice. Take into account everything that needs power, from big things like lights and monitors, down to little things like your cell phone.Image via ShutterstockOne of the next biggest concerns is transportation. From large scale shoots in the wilderness with a transportation bus, down to small shoots where each crew member has to park their own car downtown, you need to find somewhere for everyone to park. Does the location have its own lot, or will you have to use a nearby parking garage? If a parking garage — is it free? If not, what is the rate? You may have to preplan out a guest list or ticket system for the crew, or, worse, break the news that they’ll have to pay (though you really should reimburse them).You also need to provide basic necessities like food and water. So when you’re taking account of where to park vehicles, know that all the gear and supplies must make the trek to the location.Image via ShutterstockAlso, after eating and drinking — you and your crew are going to need somewhere to go when it’s time to go. There are plenty of horror stories out there about crew members not having access to a bathroom. There are even comical oversights, like Waterworld’s set in the middle of nowhere without a bathroom anywhere closer than a boat ride away.But nobody had provided bathrooms on the boats used by the crew or on the set, a 1,000-ton atoll made of steel that is supposed to serve as home for Mr. Costner and the other good guys. So when nature called, the actors and crew had to flag down a boat to take them to a barge near shore that was equipped with portable toilets. — Wall Street JournalCheck for Location Hazards, Risks, Weather, and AnnoyancesImage via ShutterstockWhen talking about on-location hazards, sure, it can mean shooting near a nuclear test site like a John Wayne picture. Realistically, your hazards will be more mundane — but you’ve got to take them seriously. Are there tricky steps in the building? Is there poison ivy nearby? Will there be a clear path to the fire escape with all the cast, crew, and gear inside?There are also small annoyances to take into account. How close is the location to the airport? Will you have to stop shooting every time a plane flies over? You will also want to consider the average weather and temperature for a location based on the time you are shooting. Is there a good chance for non-stop rain? Can you expect to see lots of snow?Location Measurements and Overall Physical StateImage via ShutterstockOnce you think you have a location in mind, you’ll want to know all the specifics of that spot. Remember, this is location scouting, so literally scout and survey the area. What direction is the location facing? Which direction will the cameras face? Make note of the cardinal directions. How much total space is there? If you are shooting in a small coffee shop, make sure you have enough room for the actors, set pieces, camera, and crew. Know the length, width, and height of the area. Take note of the overall existing lighting. Are there any windows or sunroofs that allow natural light? What is the color temperature and output of the existing lighting? Is it a dimly lit blue location, or are there plenty of bright tungsten lights? See if there is room for your own lights. Remember to check the power again. Know the number of outlets and total amps, as well as the location of the breaker box. If there is no power, determine where a power generator would have to go, and make sure to calculate how long cables need to be from the set to the generator.Finally, take a look at the physical state of the building. If you’re shooting in an abandoned warehouse, is the location safe enough to be in? Look for any cracks in the floor, or uneven ground. This may require some apple boxes to level out camera equipment, or if you are running a dolly track – well, good luck evening that out.Check for Permissions and Conflicting EventsImage via ShutterstockIf you’re shooting guerrilla-style, then odds are you are skipping this step. However, it’s something you should really consider. Let’s say you want to shoot a scene in a public park. If there are plenty of pedestrians or random people just out and about, you need to either get a model release signed by everyone there, or you need to post proper signage mentioning that you are filming in the area. Working with a city to clear permission will make things easier on the day of the shoot.You can also verify that the city doesn’t have any scheduled events on or around the day of your shoot. You may plan to shoot a nice quiet park conversation, only to find out the local food truck and music festival has taken over the location. You probably don’t want to shoot right after an event like that either, because odds are there still might be plenty of trash, an empty stage, and remnants of what was once grass all throughout the park.Find these tips helpful? Have any other advice to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

16 days agoAgent of Real Madrid midfielder Valverde: He can play with Pogba

first_imgAgent of Real Madrid midfielder Valverde: He can play with Pogbaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde can see him playing with Paul Pogba in the future.It’s been suggested Valverde’s emergence will see Real drop their interest in the Manchester United star.”Pogba is a fantastic player. In the future they can play together, but you have to be careful,” agent Gerardo Rabajda told Radio Marca.”The future is promising but Fede must keep his feet on the ground. He knows he got this chance but he has to stay calm and keep growing. He has proved on the pitch that he has status. He knows when to talk and when to be quiet. We are talking about a future Ballon d’Or winner.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Tom Izzo Pulled Away From Yelling At Referee While Michigan State Struggles With Oakland

first_imgA closeup of Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo.ST LOUIS, MO – MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the second half against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Michigan State is playing its first game without player of the year candidate Denzel Valentine, and things could be going better. The Spartans lead Oakland 80-78, but the game has been a struggle. Tom Izzo has had an interesting night as well. He has loudly disagreed with a few calls, and at one point, actually had to be pulled away from one referee.Tom Izzo is about to loose his mind after Bryn Forbes got fouled then called for a technical. What did he do? Fist pump?— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilson247) December 23, 2015Tom Izzo restrained from the official. Oakland tech shots to tie here…— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) December 23, 2015Izzo for President! #POTUS #SpartanNation— Dana (@DanaMonstah) December 23, 2015IZZO MAD— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) December 23, 2015There is less than a minute left in the game, which is live on ESPNU. We may have a great finish on our hands, involving the nation’s No. 1 team.last_img read more

General Motors workers on strike at CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll Ont

first_imgINGERSOLL, Ont. – GM Canada has been hit with its first assembly plant strike in more than two decades as uncertainty on North American trade negotiations loom over contract talks with workers at its CAMI operation in Ingersoll, Ont.The 2,500 members of Unifor local 88 walked out Sunday at 10:59 p.m. as the two sides failed to reach agreements on plant operations, economic issues, and especially job security.Local 88 president Dan Borthwick, reached by phone on the picket line, said the union is pushing to have the plant designated the lead producer of GM’s Chevrolet Equinox to ensure jobs aren’t shifted to Mexico.He said the issue has become more pressing after GM shifted production of its Terrain small SUV from the plant to Mexico earlier this year at a loss of more than 400 jobs.“We’re done with that. We need some job security and commitment,” said Borthwick.“GM just has to get around their corporate greed. They need to start sharing the $12 billion they make a year.”The company said in a statement that it’s disappointed the two sides couldn’t reach a deal, but said both sides have made progress on issues in recent weeks and encouraged Unifor to resume negotiations.GM said it committed $800 million in 2015 to prepare the CAMI plant for the latest Equinox model, but with some production of the vehicle already happening in Mexico, Borthwick said he wasn’t reassured by the investment.“The $800 million was spent when the Terrain was here, so there’s no guarantees.”The shifting of work to Mexico is a key issue for the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and creates significant complications for automaker labour negotiations, said Brendan Sweeney, project manager at McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre.“There’s so much uncertainty. How can they make these commitments today when obviously NAFTA is being renegotiated? I don’t know how they can do that; they’re kind of hamstrung.”Sweeney said GM and other automakers were able to reach contract agreements last year, with Unifor securing large investments from GM in its Canadian operations including its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.But workers at the CAMI plant operate under a different contract from other GM employees, and their renewal negotiations have come at a tricky time as automakers face uncertainty on key policies like how many cars they’ll be able to import to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico, and whether those vehicles will face tariffs.“Any movement one way or another on those issues will impact what companies do. But the companies won’t do that stuff until they know. So it’s just crappy timing to be bargaining,” said Sweeney.Unifor president Jerry Dias said CAMI is a “poster child” for what’s wrong with NAFTA, where GM shifted production from one of the most productive plants in the world to Mexico to pay workers $2 an hour.He said trade negotiations will have to address the low wages for workers in Mexico, where automakers have opened eight assembly plants with more on the way after closing four in Canada and 10 in the U.S.“NAFTA in itself is a complete and utter disaster,” said Dias. “Workers from all three countries got screwed. Canada and the U.S., we lost our jobs, and Mexico they never gained as a result of it.”The strike is the first assembly plant strike in Canada since GM workers walked off the job in 1996, with Dias saying union members are fed up with the continuing job losses.“The fact is we’ve just had enough, everyone’s just had enough.”last_img read more

Argentina leader defends pension reform approved in Congress

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina’s president defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees.The measure passed in the lower house by a 127-117 vote after more than 12 hours of debate, much of which came as demonstrators clashed with police outside the chamber.The legislation, which had already cleared the Senate, would change the formula by which pension benefits are calculated, basing them largely on inflation instead of wage growth and tax contributions. It’s a key part of the economic changes pushed by President Mauricio Macri’s government to reduce Argentina’s high deficit and attract investments.“We’ve created a formula that defends (retirees) from inflation and guarantees that they will be better,” Macri said at a press conference at the presidential palace. “Our priority is to take care of the retirees.”But opposition lawmakers, union leaders and other critics complain the bill will cut pension and retirement payments as well as aid for some poor families because consumer prices are expected to be lower.“We’re sad. This law is bad,” said opposition lawmaker Agustin Rossi. “We tried to impede it from passing, but we couldn’t get the numbers. This harms retirees.”Argentina’s largest union called a 24-hour general strike that has grounded hundreds of flights. About 150 people were also injured and about 60 were arrested in clashes between police and demonstrators Monday outside the Congress building. Some retirees who were protesting the measure were caught up in the middle of the violence when some demonstrators hurled rocks and gasoline bombs, and riot police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.Macri told reporters that the violence had “clearly been orchestrated” and would be investigated.In peaceful protests, demonstrators banged on pots in several neighbourhoods of the capital late into the night. The protests hold deep symbolism for Argentines, who have haunting memories of the 2001-2002 economic collapse, when pot-banging marches forced presidents from office and made the country practically ungovernable.“I respect that there are people who believe that these reforms are not good,” Macri said. “It would be illogical to have unanimity. But I’m asking them not to doubt the intention because I’m convinced that it will help them.”Since taking office in 2015, the conservative leader has promised to rein in government spending and revive Argentina’s lagging economy. The pension overhaul is expected to save the government about $3.42 billion.Macri has been credited with ending a longstanding legal dispute that returned Latin America’s third-largest economy to international credit markets after nearly 15 years. But his ordering of job cuts and slashing of utility subsidies has stoked labour unrest. In October, Macri said that he would seek deeper reforms in tax and labour after his governing coalition notched a decisive victory in congressional elections.last_img read more

Sleep Country Canada to acquire mattressinabox retailer Endy in 89M deal

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:ZZZ)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says it will acquire online mattress retailer Endy for nearly $89 million.The Toronto-based company says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the mattress-in-a-box firm, a Canadian start-up that launched in 2015.Sleep Country Canada will pay $88.7 million, with $63.7 million cash at closing and up to $25 million more in cash in early 2021 if certain growth and profitability targets are achieved in the previous year.The company’s revolving credit facility will be upsized by $60 million to $210 million to finance the transaction.The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close on Dec. 6 of this year.Sleep Country already sells a mattress-in-a-box product, Bloom, which comes in four different styles and price levels.last_img read more