A resident of La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD), Danraj Persaud was late Monday afternoon unanimously found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl by a 12-member jury at the Sexual Offences Court.When the jury foreman announced the verdict reached after two hours of deliberations, Persaud had little reaction, walking calmly of the courtroom, escorted by Police ranks.The girl was 15 years old at the time of the reported unlawful sexual penetrationGuilty: Danraj Persaudthat occurred in a West Demerara village. Justice Jo Ann Barlow delayed Persaud sentencing to November 27, 2018 after his lawyer, Maxwell McKay, requested a probation report. A victim impact statement and a plea of mitigation will also be presented to court.The incident was said to have occurred on October 23, 2013 and Persaud was 33 years old at the time. Attorneys Seeta Bishundial and Tiffini Lyken prosecuted the case over the last several days. Persaud was remanded to prison until his next court date.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The weather pattern remains mostly unfavorable for large scale drying over the next 10 days. We have trouble putting together more than a day or two of true dryness with good evaporation in a row. That’s not to say we wont get ANY field work done, but it will not be easy either. Today, we see another mostly cloudy, cool day over most of the state with scattered likely through the day. Coverage will be around 90%. Rain totals will end up being from a few hundredths to .25” …which is not a lot, but it does mean we just do not dry down very much today. Another round of cold air races in tonight, and we have a threat of frost in northern areas overnight. Tomorrow may end up being the best day of the week, as we turn out partly to mostly sunny and see temps rebound. Evaporation will be near a maximum level tomorrow. Clouds return Wednesday, perhaps not right away in the morning, but soon thereafter. Scattered light showers spread across the state near or after sunset but only end up with about 25% coverage and minor totals. This is more about slowing the drying process than picking up a bunch of moisture. Thursday turns out partly sunny. Rain and thunderstorms race into the state Thursday night and Friday, and we end up with some good rains from that event. Right now we look for .25”-1” rains with 80% coverage. Saturday turns out partly sunny over all of Ohio. Sunday starts with sunshine, but clouds return quickly, bringing showers and thunderstorms from late Sunday afternoon through the overnight. Moisture totals have a wide range here, from .2″ to .9″ 80% coverage. Thunderstorms will be the main driver of the heavier rain totals. An “on-again-off-again” moisture pattern develops for early next week. Scattered showers are possible Monday with 80% coverage and .1″-.6″ rain totals. Tuesday features a mix of clouds and sun, but little to no additional moisture threat. Then Wednesday scattered showers are back with a few hundredths to half an inch possible, but only 40% coverage. So, while there will be holes in precipitation, it will be difficult to get well spread drying across Ohio for that period. The map at right shows 10 day rain totals for the state. For our extended forecast, we start with a dry day for Thursday the 23rd, featuring partly sunny skies. Rain returns next Friday ,but only in southern Ohio, where we can see up to .8” over the southern third to quarter of the state. There should be nothing going in central and northern Ohio. Three (3!) dry days are possible from the 25th through the 27th with partly to mostly sunny skies. We finish the extended window with a chance of showers in the northern third of the state for the 28th.
Mohammad Ayazuddin, younger son of former Indian cricket captain and Congress MP Mohd.Azharuddin, was critically injured in a road accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday.Twisted metal and a shoe, worn probably by Ayazuddin or his friend Ajmal-ur-Rehman.Ayaz (19) was racing his imported motorbike – a Suzuki GSX- R1000 sports bike – along with his friend Ajmal-ur-Rehman (16) on the Nehru Outer Ring Road expressway, when it skidded and hit the road divider at Puppalguda junction around 9 am. Both Ayaz and Ajmal sustained severe head injuries. Two-heelers and autorickshaws are banned on the expressway.Both were immediately shifted to Apollo Hospital, where Ajmal was declared brought dead.Ajmal was the son of former Congress Rajya Sabha MP Khalil-ur-Rehman, who passed away in January this year.Ayaz, who was operated upon for head and chest injuries, is battling for life. He has been put on ventilator. Chief surgeon Dr Mahesh Joshi said Ayaz had suffered cardiac arrest. “There was no pulse and he was not respiring on his own. He has suffered serious injuries on his head, chest and abdomen. His condition is highly critical. We are trying our best to resuscitate him,” he said.Azharuddin, who represents the Moradabad parliamentary constituency in UP, was in London when the news reached him. He was expected to reach the city by midnight on Sunday.Chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Andhra Pradesh AICC in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad visited Apollo Hospital in the evening and enquired about Ayaz’s condition.Narsingi police, under whose jurisdiction the accident took place, said the bike was brand new and did not have a registration plate. Ayaz’s helmet was totally crushed. Tyre marks at the accident spot indicated the bike skidded and hit the road divider at high speed.advertisementPolice suspect the boys were racing with friends who may have called the ambulance following the accident but left after it arrived at the spot.Ayaz is a second-year BCom student at St Mary’s College, Secunderabad, and represented the Hyderabad Under- 19 team in the Ranji Trophy.Azharuddin’s elder son Asaduddin is also a cricketer.The Cyberabad Police have been trying to crack down on illegal bike races on the outer ring road, which usually start after midnight and go on till early morning.Last June, actor Kota Srinivasa Rao’s son who was riding a 1000- cc sports bike was killed in a similar accident.srinivasa. [email protected]
DefinitionYour child has a mild brain injury (concussion). Thiscan affect how your child?s brain works for a while. Your child may have lost consciousness for a while. Your child also may have a bad headache.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your childs concussion.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor about concussion – child; Brain injury – mild – what to ask your doctor – childQuestionsWhat type of symptoms or problems will my child have?Will my child have problems thinking or remembering?How long will these problems last?Will all the symptoms and problems go away?Does someone need to stay with my child?How long does someone need to stay?Is it okay for my child to go to sleep?Does my child need to be awakened while sleeping?What type of activity can my child do?Does my child need to stay in bed or lie down?Can my child play around the house?When can my child begin to exercise?When can my child do contact sports such asfootball and soccer?When can my child go skiing or snowboarding?Does my child need to wear a helmet?How can I prevent head injuries in the future?Does my child have the right kind of car seat?In what sports should my child always wear a helmet?Are there sports my child should never play?What can I to make my home safer?When can my child go back to school?advertisementAre my child?s teachers the only school people I should tell about my child?s concussion?Can my child stay for a full day?Will my child need to rest during the day?Can my child take part inrecess and gym class?How will the concussion affect my childs schoolwork?What drugs can my child use for any pain or headache? Are ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other similar drugs okay?Is it okay for my child to eat? Will my child have an upsetstomach?Do I need a follow-up appointment?When should I call the doctor?Review Date:11/12/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — After winning a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer.Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled toward the stands. And moments later, Djokovic shook his right arm, bloodied by an early fall, and screamed, “Yes! Yes!” to celebrate a missed forehand by Federer.Djokovic appeared to be all alone out there in Arthur Ashe Stadium, trying to solve Federer while also dealing with a crowd loudly supporting the 17-time major champion proclaimed “arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport” during pre-match introductions.In the end, Djokovic handled everything in a thrill-a-minute final on a frenetic night. Thwarting Federer with his relentless defense and unparalleled returning, Djokovic took control late and held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory Sept. 13 to earn his second U.S. Open title, third major championship of the year and 10th Grand Slam trophy in all.“We pushed each other to the limit,” the No. 1-ranked Djokovic said, “as we always do.”Djokovic, who is 63-5 in 2015, including 27-1 at majors, said he understood why the crowd backed Federer but hopes to someday get that sort of support.“You do let sometimes certain things to distract you,” Djokovic said about interacting with the fans. “But it’s important to get back on the course and go back to basics and why you are there and what you need to do.”Certainly was able to do that.Contorting his body this way and that, sneakers squeaking loudly as he changed directions or scraping like sandpaper as he slid to reach unreachable shots, Djokovic forced the 34-year-old Federer to put the ball into the tiniest of spaces. Federer wound up with 54 unforced errors, 17 more than Djokovic.Another key statistic: Djokovic won 10 of the first 12 points that lasted at least 10 strokes.Perhaps the most pivotal of all: Djokovic saved 19 of the 23 break points he faced, while winning six of Federer’s service games.“Some of them, I could have done better, should have done better,” the second-ranked Federer said.From late in the third set to 5-2 in the fourth, Djokovic took control against a wilting Federer by claiming eight of 10 games. Federer made one last stand, breaking to get within 5-3 and holding for 5-4, but a forehand return that flew long left Djokovic as the champion, pointing to his heart.After all the attention paid to Serena Williams’ bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam, which ended with a semifinal loss at the U.S. Open, it’s Djokovic who reached all four finals.He beat Andy Murray at the Australian Open in January, lost to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open in June, then beat Federer at Wimbledon in July.The 28-year-old from Serbia also won a trio of majors in 2011 — including his only other title in New York in five previous finals — and his career total ranks tied for seventh-most in history behind Federer.Djokovic evened his head-to-head record with Federer at 21-all. They have met in three of the last six Grand Slam finals, and Djokovic is 3-0 in those. It is as spectacular a rivalry as there is in tennis right now, with contrasting styles of play.“Being back in a final is where you want to be,” said Federer, who owns five U.S. Open titles but last played for the championship in 2009. “Playing a great champion like Novak is a massive challenge.”His coach, Stefan Edberg, figures an 18th major title is still not out of reach, even though no one Federer’s age has won the U.S. Open since 1970.“You still cannot count him out,” Edberg said. “If he keeps playing at this level, he’ll get another shot.”Djokovic sounded as if he agreed, saying about Federer: “He’s just not going away.”Rain began falling about 10 minutes before they were supposed to head out from the locker room, and the start of the match was delayed for more than three hours, beginning after 7 p.m. Won’t happen again: The U.S. Tennis Association is in the midst of constructing a retractable roof expected to be ready for next year’s tournament.In the third game, Djokovic slipped as he raced forward and fell, ripping skin off his hand, elbow and knee. Shaken, he lost six of the next seven points, then got treatment from a trainer.Still, all of four Federer service games into the match, Djokovic earned four breaks. That was the same total managed by Federer’s opponents in 82 service games across his previous six matches. Federer also hadn’t lost a set until the final.If there were many folks in favor of Djokovic in the 23,771-capacity arena, they were tough to hear. Instead — and make no mistake, Djokovic noticed — a vast majority were on Federer’s side, even applauding faults by Djokovic, considered poor tennis etiquette.Over and over, chair umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore, the first woman to officiate a U.S. Open men’s singles final, held up a hand the way a school teacher might and asked for quiet.“Was it louder than ever? Maybe,” Federer said. “It was unreal.”(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: We buy world class potentialby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says their approach to the market is about targeting potential.Klopp admits buying readymade players isn’t in the plan.He told the Liverpool Echo, “In football, there are two ways to improve. One is to sign good players and the second is training, but having time together is always good. You don’t have time together in football, usually, but we had it then, which was really good.”We don’t start at minus 20 and say ‘by the way, set-piece, we do this, we do that’ and you have to explain to six players and you think ‘oh God!’. Having a basis is brilliant, but you need world-class players and if they are not world-class already, they need the world-class potential. That is what we need at a club like Liverpool.”I think that is what we tried to do and it I think it worked pretty well. All the boys have improved a lot since we were together and that is what you have to do. So whatever we achieved, we did it because the boys always took the next steps, got more mature, got more confident and more convinced about the way we play.”I think meanwhile, it becomes really natural for the boys and that is so important. For us, our big target was to qualify for the Champions League and it was clear we wanted to do that. But it’s the most difficult league to do this in, in England but it happened somehow.”
VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says British Columbia, as the country’s gateway to Asia, is bearing the brunt of the impact of Canada’s tense relationship with China over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.Speaking at the Council of Forest Industries convention in Vancouver Friday, Horgan described Meng’s arrest as “profoundly regrettable,” but adds “extradition treaties are extradition treaties” and he doesn’t think the federal government had any other option.Meng was arrested in Vancouver in December on a request from the United States, which wants her extradiated to face charges including conspiracy, fraud and obstruction.Horgan says the province does have an option, and that’s to continue to be aggressive and forward-looking when it comes to trade with Asia.He says it’s a critically important market and boosting innovation in export products will be a ticket to success, adding that the province has an opportunity to grow the market for engineered wood products. B.C. does billions in trade with China and Horgan says he’s confident that relationship remains in good shape.The Canadian Press
Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard appears set to join Southampton after a £18m fee was agreed on between the clubs, reports Sky SportsThe Denmark international will partake in a medical examination later this week ahead of his move to the Premier League this summer.The transfer to Southampton will mark the first time that Vestergaard has played outside of Germany after previous stints with Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The 25-year-old will becomes Mark Hughes’ third signing of the summer transfer window with the Saints’ boss having already acquired Mohamed Elyounoussi and Stuart Armstrong from Swiss side FC Basel and SPL champions Celtic respectively.Southampton will undoubtedly hope that the arrival of Vestergaard will strengthen their defensive options for next term after narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season.Vestergaard may get his first taste of English football on August 12, when Southampton host Burnley at St Mary’s for their opening league game of the season.
Here is what really has happened. RDA has proactively hired respected law firmKirkland & Ellis, which advises companies on a vast array of corporatematters, as well as a top financial advisor, Miller Buckfire, to advise us on awide range of restructuring and financing issues. We want to have the bestadvisors as we navigate this incredibly difficult economy, and retainingcompanies like these ensures that we will be well prepared and well advised.They will assist the company in staying ahead of the problems in the market byexploring strategic initiatives, including (but not limited to) raising additionalcapital and easing our debt burden.In short, what it means is that we’re making sure we’re prepared, and that wehave the best plans and the best advice so we can be proactive in thisfast-changing environment and not find ourselves at a later date withdiminished options.Our 2nd quarter Fiscal 2009 earnings report, filed last month, showed that,while results were down versus last year, we continue to meet our debtcovenants and in no way are we in default under our financing arrangements. Also,CFO Tom Williams explained on our lenders call last week that the companyexpects to achieve $50 million in additional second-half Fiscal 2009 EBITDAfrom the cost savings associated with the Recession Plan and IT outsourcinginitiative. In many ways, our businesses are outperforming competitors and webelieve are better positioned than most to appeal to customers during a steeprecession. As an illustration, we continue to move forward aggressively withgrowth initiatives even as we tightly control cash and implement the RecessionPlan.For sure, this is a difficult time for us and will continue to be so in theshort term as we navigate through the recession headwinds and the resultingrevenue decreases across the globe. That said, we remain confident in ourbusiness plan for the company, our relationships with customers, our products,and, of course, the talent and resourcefulness of our management and employees.Mary BernerPresident and CEOThe Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Following a reportlast week that the Reader’s Digest Association had hired law firm Kirkland & Ellis toexplore restructuring options, including a possible bankruptcy filing, RDA CEOMary Berner fired off a memo to clarify why the firm was hired. Here, viaMasthead Online, is the full memo:Asyou may have seen, Bloomberg News Service has widely distributed an articlereporting that RDA hired Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm that advises inbankruptcy cases and other forms of restructuring. Additional news outletspicked up the story and, unable to confirm it, added their own speculation.From this, starting with one unattributed source supposedly “familiar” with thesituation, some news articles jumped to conclusions that RDA is filing forbankruptcy.I want to assure you that this is not true.
French police officials gather at a cordonned-off area at Notre-Dame Cathederal in Paris on 6 June, 2017. Photo: AFPA French police officer shot and injured a man who attacked him with a hammer outside Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday, authorities said.Police sealed off the area in front of the cathedral, where the attacker lay injured on the ground.The attack comes with France on high alert for more jihadist strikes after a weekend attack in London, where extremists used a van and knives to crush to death and kill seven people, one of them French.Authorities in Paris asked the public to stay away from Notre-Dame, one of France’s biggest tourist attractions situated on the banks of the Seine river in the heart of the capital.French TV reported scenes of panic during the shooting, with tourists scrambling for cover.France is under a state of emergency and on its highest possible level of alert following a string of terror attacks that began in 2015, which have killed over 230 people.In the last fatal attack, a policeman was shot and killed on Paris’s prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue on April 20, three days before the first round of the presidential election.Major attacks in France targeted the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in January 2015 and in November that year, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked sites around Paris including the Bataclan concert hall, killing 130 people.Then in July last year, a radicalised Tunisian man drove a lorry at high speed through a Bastille Day fireworks display on the Nice waterfront, massacring 86 people.Since then there have been a series of smaller attacks, often targeting security forces.