first_imgA Bahamian man was on Tuesday charged by Police for the murder of Guyanese school teacher, 34-year-old Marisha Bowen and is expected to make his appearance in the Supreme Court during the week.Dead: Marisha BowenThe accused, 30-year-old Alister Williams, would not be allowed to plea until he is formally arraigned for the brutal murder.Murder suspect Alister WilliamsAt the time the woman was killed, she was pregnant. She was found in a lifeless state with her throat slit in her Summer Street, Nassau Village, Bahamas apartment just over a week ago.However, the accused will return to the Magistrate’s Court on October 24 for a presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment, which will facilitate the transfer of the case to the higher court.Before he was remanded to prison to await trial, his lawyer Nathan Smith made allegations that his client allegedly suffered significant injuries while in Police custody and as such, Chief Magistrate Forbes ordered that Williams be seen by a physician at the prison.It was reported that Bowen, who taught at the Charles Saunders High School, appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. At the time of the discovery, all the apartment doors were reportedly locked.Further investigations revealed that Bowen, who has a 16-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, may have been slain shortly after 07:00h on September 9 since it was at around this time that “loud screams were heard in the community from the complex, after what was thought to be a domestic dispute inside.According to the report, no one called the Police. The Police went to check on the woman after she failed to show up at work. The owner of the apartment assisted the Police in gaining access to the locked premises and it was then, the discovery was made. The suspect was later apprehended.last_img read more

first_imgThe body of a 30-year-old labourer was discovered with his throat slit at the Kamarang Water Front, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), early on Friday morning.Dead is Godrell Joseph of Kamarang River.Reports are that the man was last seen with his friends on Thursday night at about 20:00h at a shop at the Kamarang waterfront area. The group of men were said to have been imbibing for a lengthy period.Joseph’s body was found lying on the roadway by passersby at about 06:00h on Friday. This newspaper was told that there was a wound to the right side of Joseph’s neck.Speaking with this publication, F Division (Interior locations) Commander, Kevin Adonis said that two men, who were identified as friends of Joseph and who were reportedly in his company on Thursday night, have been taken into custody for questioning.Meanwhile, the post-mortem revealed that Joseph died as a result of an incised wound to his neck. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgCAC Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships…By Timothy JaikarranThe CAC Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships held recently in the Dominican Republic have concluded with Guyana’s doyen Emmerson Campbell shockingly failing to place within the top six contenders in his category.Emmerson Campbell at centre stageA ‘minor technicality’ has been identified as the reason, and Campbell has vowed to return “bigger and better”, come 2020.Having secured bronze and silver at the last two championships, Emmerson Campbell surprisingly failed to place in the top six in the Under-174cm Physique Class, and will have to return to the drawing board to work on his strategy.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport he was asked about his performance at the CAC, and Campbell responded, “To be quite honest, when I heard that I did not make the first call-out (placing in the top six), I was more surprised than disappointed. That was based on the fact that I lost the gold medal (medal) by one point last year; made improvements worthy of a champion, but fell way off the podium.“There was absolutely nothing wrong with my training, mental or physical. I showed up with my best package to date, so that was a big head-scratcher. When I enquired about my placement, I received conflicting reports from the judges, but one stated that I had committed an infringement which caused me to be marked down and essentially disqualified from the first call-out, hence a seventh-place finish.”Campbell explained that while he was disappointed with the results, the experience was one to remember, and he vows not to make the same mistake next year.“Rules and regulations get changed and updated regularly; and I feel I was placed at a disadvantage, since none of those rules was disclosed at any time to me.” Campbell declared.He disclosed that the experience gained has actually rekindled his fire, and he is now hungrier more than ever to succeed, and is confident that he actually will. He says he is constantly motivated by the saying, “You always learn more from a loss/lesson that a victory”, and he is confident that, come 2020, he would dismantle any competition placed before him.Campbell also had this to say: “To my sponsors, (who) enabled me to once again represent Guyana, I want to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ and I (predict I) will do Guyana proud once again. They include Jamie McDonald of Fitness Express, National Sports Commission, Guyana Olympic Association, Bounty Farm Ltd, Abdool and Abdool Insurance Company, and Space Gym.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Fernando Hierro led Spain during their World Cup campaign in Russia © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEMADRID, Spain, Jul 8 – Fernando Hierro, who stood in as Spain coach when Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup, will not continue in the role, the Spanish football federation said Sunday.Under the former Real Madrid and Spain defender, who had little previous coaching experience, 2010 winners Spain lost on penalties to host nation Russia in the last 16. “After travelling many kilometres together, the Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro have put an end to their relationship,” the federation said.Hierro declined to return to his previous job as the federation’s technical director and “will undertake new professional challenges”, the federation wrote.Spain were tipped among the favourites until Lopetegui caused chaos by announcing he would become Real Madrid’s new coach after the World Cup.The federation, fearing a split between players from Barcelona and Real, sacked Lopetegui two days before Spain’s opening game against Portugal.He described it as the saddest day of his life since the death of his mother.Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona great who scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, retired from the international team after the defeat to Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK – One way AT&T Inc. hopes its $67 billion proposed merger with BellSouth Corp. will pay off is by allowing it to get rid of redundant operations. That means up to 10,000 job cuts over three years, mostly through normal employee turnover rather than layoffs, AT&T Chief Financial Officer Rick Lindner said Monday. The deal, expected to close next year after shareholder and regulatory approval, would form the nation’s largest phone company by any measure. It would have nearly half of all lines, be the largest cell-phone carrier and the largest provider of broadband Internet service. Because the merger would effectively unite three companies – AT&T, BellSouth and Cingular Wireless LLC, their joint venture – executives expect that plenty of overlapping functions can be eliminated. “This merger will allow us to move to a single brand for wireline, for wireless, for business and consumer, and that’s AT&T,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief operating officer. “A single brand is much more cost efficient and far more effective.” If the announced job cuts aren’t offset by hiring, they may be felt particularly strongly in Atlanta, where both BellSouth and Cingular are based. Cingular’s headquarters will remain there, but San Antonio, where AT&T is based, will be corporate headquarters. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said Monday they both will fly to Texas to try to persuade AT&T’s executives to move their headquarters to Atlanta. “It’s hard to replace BellSouth,” Franklin said. “They’ve contributed so much over the last decade. We’re anxious for their national headquarters to move here.” Before the cuts, the combined company would have around 317,000 employees, including Cingular. The 10,000 planned cuts are in addition to the 26,000 job cuts AT&T has already announced – 13,000 due to SBC’s acquisition of AT&T Corp., which closed in November, and 13,000 due to shifting priorities in its operations. The combined SBC-AT&T took the name AT&T Inc. At the Communications Workers of America, which would have about 200,000 workers at the combined company, spokeswoman Candice Johnson said the merger would be a “good opportunity for job growth” as the company expands into new technologies. “We’re not looking for job losses at all,” Johnson said. The union has not yet endorsed the merger. AT&T expects the acquisition announced Sunday to save it $2 billion annually at first, increasing to $3 billion a year by 2010. Slightly more than one third of the savings would come from reduced labor costs and consolidation of support functions and corporate staff, Lindner said. More savings from the proposed acquisition would come from reduced advertising expenses and combining the companies’ backbone network and information-technology operations. “Over the last couple of years as we have operated Cingular and our Yellow Pages venture, it became clear that there was a lot of duplication that could be eliminated,” said Duane Ackerman, BellSouth chief executive. Under the terms of the deal, AT&T is paying 1.325 of its own shares for each BellSouth share. AT&T shares closed Monday down 97 cents, or 3.5 percent, at $27.02 on the New York Stock Exchange. That put the value of the offer at $35.80 per BellSouth share. Those shares rose $3.04, or 9.7 percent, to close Monday at $34.50. The narrow difference between the AT&T offer and the market price for BellSouth shares indicated that investors believe the merger is almost certain to get through regulators. AT&T plans to buy back stock worth at least $10 billion in the next two years, effectively paying for the premium given to BellSouth shareholders in cash, executives said. David Kaut, a telecom regulatory analyst at the financial services firm Stifel Nicolaus & Co., said the merger would likely gain approval with modest conditions, such as divestitures of business lines in overlapping territories. One wild card, he said, may be Federal Communications Commission nominee Robert McDowell, a Republican who would take the open seat at the commission if approved by the Senate. McDowell is a lobbyist on behalf of local phone carriers that compete with the Bells and could be more open to their concerns. “We don’t think he’s going to go completely off the reservation and try to block” the merger, said Kaut. “He would probably try to work out some conditions that allow the deal to happen but also address competitive concerns.” Regulators are likely to buy the telephone companies’ argument that other technologies will provide sufficient competition, Merrill Lynch analyst David Janazzo wrote in a research report. Phone companies are losing a few percent of their customers every year to cable, Internet and wireless telephony. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2And no one but a Powell will continue to do it. Founder Michael Powell, 65, recently announced he is handing the business over to his 27-year-old daughter Emily renewing the commitment to keep Powell’s an independent, family-run endeavor.The challenge for the bookstore’s second generation, industry experts say, is to continue the innovation that made it a quirky leader among corporate competitors.“I’m not sure what the next big thing is,” said Daniel Raff, associate professor of management at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “But he (Powell) has been involved in several very major big things so far and has made out … with really striking efficacy.”Michael Powell was a graduate student in Chicago when he started his first bookstore in 1970, with the encouragement of friends and professors, including novelist Saul Bellow.His father started the Portland store after visiting his son for the summer. When Michael joined his father in 1979, he moved the business to a larger location a former car dealership, where it still stands. And he decided to sell new and used books on the same shelf an unheard of move that paid off. PORTLAND, Ore. Powell’s Books’ flagship store is so large, visitors get a map at the door. Not that some people would ever want to find their way back out.Visitors wander through the warehouse-sized store, which sprawls across an entire city block. They loll in a room dedicated to the arts, wander a few aisles on metaphysics and browse shelves of nautical fiction.Powell’s is one of the nation’s largest independent booksellers, offering 4.5 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books. It competes with the likes of Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon.com. But unlike many of its independent bookstore brethren, Powell’s survives and thrives.“Powell’s is viewed as one of the pre-eminent bookshops in the world,” said Mitchell Kaplan, president of the American Booksellers Association. “No one has done it the way Powell’s has done it.” Powell’s grew from one store to six, expanded its main store and launched an online business in 1994, just before Amazon.com. Online sales now make up about one-third of the company’s revenue.“It’s not enough to love books,” Michael Powell said. “You have to love the business of it.”Powell was onto something early. Used books and online sales have revolutionized the bookselling industry in the past few years, industry groups say.In recent years, used books have been a fast-growing segment of the bookselling business, according to a study by Book Industry Study Group. InfoTrends estimates that total used-book revenue exceeded $2.2 billion in 2004 and 111 million used books were sold, an increase of 11 percent from 2003.And a number of companies have seen their online sales soar in recent years.“The truth is, we way underestimate the breadth of interest people have in books,” Powell said.Powell’s has staff who scour the globe for the best used books and even go on road tours to hold weekend used-book buying events around the country. The result is an inventory that could provide a book to each of the Portland area’s 2 million or so residents and still have 60 percent of its stock left.“The conflict is that inventory for the longest time has been dictated by a store’s physical size,” Emily Powell said. “You walk into a Border’s or a Barnes & Noble … what is there is what you get. … You and I were led to believe our tastes needed to fit within that realm as well.”Borders and Barnes & Noble say they offer a large selection, which is often tailored store by store to meet that neighborhood’s wants.Michael Powell said he sees technology, overseas and non-English books as areas to grow. Daughter Emily agrees, but said it’s too early to talk about where she might take the company. She’ll transition in over the next six years, with the help of family business consultants.She’s already worked in the online division and then moved to used books, two areas crucial to the store’s success and also areas where the other current senior management did not have prior experience.Emily Powell said she recognizes what she is stepping into. The company has become more than a company it is a bibliomecca of sorts.Its fiercely loyal customers are so entranced with Powell’s that some couples started their lives together there (they’ve held a number of weddings) and two people have bid to spend eternity there (one person’s ashes are encapsulated within a store pillar and another’s were mixed into the concrete in the floor when it was poured).The store is internationally known. Powell’s sent one of the first shipments of commercial goods to Vietnam after the end of the war, $50,000 worth of books. It is currently working with a Saudi prince to develop a library in Saudi Arabia.About 10 years ago, the company shipped an entire cargo freight container of one title the Sears and Roebuck “Wish Book” catalog to China. The buyer was interested in promoting the concept of capitalism by showing people the images of what variety it could offer.“My goal is not to be visible. My goal is to be successful in getting books to readers,” Michael Powell said. “Every book has a potential reader, so the challenge is to find that linkage. Sometimes it takes more effort; … sometimes there is only one reader.”The owlish owner is outspoken on free speech and dedicated to providing a venue for some unknown authors. But this approach, characteristic of independent bookstores, hasn’t always paid off for others. A number of independent bookstores are closing because of pressure from larger competitors.But some big retailers say it’s unfair to characterize the larger companies as pushing the smaller ones out. They note there is competition from many venues wholesalers, drugstores and other independents in addition to large retailers.“I think it would be more accurate to describe the industry itself as more competitive than as a competition between big and little,” said Stephen Riggio, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble. “The existence of any one additional book store or any one extra Web site is competition regardless of who it is owned by.”Meanwhile, analysts expect to see continued sales growth from Borders, while Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com seem to continue their year-after-year profits.“The point is these companies have a serious competitive advantage and can raise money on better terms than an independent can,” said Raff.Michael Powell calls the retailers “worthy competitors” but says the company will continue to rely on its combination of selection, dedication and innovation to move forward.“I never had an end vision, I don’t have an end vision today,” Powell said. “What I had was a commitment to the process and the process is to let books find their right level of acceptance. And if that can be done with 4.5 million titles, great. If it takes 9 million titles, let’s get going.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers player Paul Boyle receives the Ulster Shield Inter-Firms title.GAA NEWS: Pramerica have been crowned Ulster Shield Inter-Firms champions following a hard fought win over telecommunications giant Obelisk.Obelisk who have a HQ in Cavan – provided formidable opponents for Pramerica earlier this afternoon in what was an entertaining match. The game was played in wet conditions at the fabulous Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy.Pramerica started fast out of the blocks with 3 early points.Obelisk responded on 10 minutes with a well-worked goal.Pramerica’s strength showed however, and kept the scoreboard ticking over with some fine scores from Brenden McGuire, Ronan Dunne and Damien Hanlon. After a good run from Ronan ‘Baker’ Boyle and some fine linkup play Brendan McGuire (Killybegs) couldnt miss to find the net from close range on fifteen minutes.Another goal follwed for the Letterkenny based company when Michael Moreton (St Eunan’s) found the net with a excellent finish to leave the score at HT 2-06 to 1-3.A very fortunate goal for Padraic Sheerin (Foreglen) found the net in the second half to really seal the victory even though a spirited obelisk team made a good attempt of a comeback with the game finishing 3-10 to 2-6.Great team performance for the lads from Pramerica with Gerard Coyle, Brendan O Brien and Damien Hanlon exceptional throughout.GAA: JOY FOR PRAMERICA AS THEY WIN ULSTER INTER-FIRMS CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: November 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

first_imgMET Eireann, Donegal County Council and gardai are all appealing for motorists to SLOW DOWN on the roads today because of ice on our roads.Donegal County Council staff worked through the night gritting major routes, but with scattered showers washing away grit, it is still leaving dangerous conditions.The Barnesmore Gap was particularly bad last night, say donegaldaily.com readers. The roads around all the major towns are also treacherous with reports of black ice in Letterkenny, Moville, Carndonagh, Convoy, Lifford, Twin Towns, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Glenties, Gaoth Dobhair and Ardara badly affected. (Thanks to everyone for your emails – you can send updates to info@donegaldaily.com).Met Eireann has issued an Ice Warning and says the worst of the frost is affecting inland areas. The BBC in the North has also issued a similar warning.The forecaster is also predicting that milder weather will arrive in Donegal by the end of the weekend.Met Eireann has repeated its prediction that Christmas Day will see temperatures of around 10C here in Ireland. The Daily Express in Britain is saying this today about the predicted weather over there (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/290470/It-s-a-white-Christmas-)Meanwhile ESB workers from Letterkenny have been drafted into Co Derry to help repair broken power lines in the Sperrins.Several pylons lost electricity cables due to heavy snow earlier this week.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSLOW DOWN – MAJOR ICE WARNING ON ROADS TODAY was last modified: December 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:donegaldonegaldaily.comice warningroads warninglast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A memorial service for Camilla Simmons, who came to Whittier 79 years ago at the age of 14, will be held Wednesday at Quaker Gardens Chapel, 12151 Dale St., Stanton. Simmons died Nov. 17 at age 93. She was born to Daisy Dixon Vincent and Clifford T. Vincent on July 10, 1912, in Cortez, Colo. She also lived in the Colorado towns of Paonia, La Jara and Grand Junction before coming to California with her parents and older brother, Dixon (Dick) Vincent. After graduating from Whittier High School, Camilla attended Whittier College, graduating in the class of 1934, the same class as Richard M. Nixon. During her college years, she was president of the Palmer Society and also was elected Queen of the May. Because these were the years of the Great Depression, Camilla lived at home and worked her way through college with a job at Carnegie Whittier Public Library. She met her future husband, William L. Simmons, during college. They were married Oct. 24, 1935. They owned a citrus ranch in East Whittier for 14 years, during which time their two daughters were born. They sold the ranch and built a new home in East Whittier’s Friendly Hills. They lived there for 37 years and then moved to Quaker Gardens in Stanton. The Simmons were active members of East Whittier Friends Church. During her years in Whittier, Simmons also was active in United Society of Friends Women, PEO Chapter BJ, PTA, Girl Scouts, Los Angeles County Well Baby Clinic, and, since moving to Stanton, the Quaker Gardens Board of Directors, president of the Residents Association and secretary and chairman of Women’s Fellowship. Among her hobbies were traveling, painting, writing, water skiing, gardening and sewing. She is survived by daughters Elaine Simmons of Boise, Idaho, and Janet Cunningham of Kimmell, Ind., six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and her brother, Dick Vincent. From staff reportslast_img read more

first_imgLast week Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website, celebrating the dwindling use of the decade old browser.But as we’ve reported, there are a few reasons that IE6 persists in the enterprise: the cost of upgrades, mission-critical legacy applications that aren’t compatible with newer browsers and, oddly, social control.Are you still stuck with IE6 in your workplace? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img