Sophia family terrorised

first_img– robbed by armed men posing as PoliceA family from B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, is now traumatised after gunmen, posing as Police ranks, broke into their home in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and terrorised them before carting off approximately $1 million in items.The robbery reportedly occurred sometime around 04:00h when the family was asleep. The head of the household is a security officer attached to Federal Management System.Guyana Times understands that the family of six was awakened by a loud noise emanating from the bottom flat of the house and shouts of “Police! Police!”Upon inspection, a light was shone into the face of one of the occupants of the house and he was told to lie on the floor while another man, who was armed with a cleaver, ran through the house and woke everyone.The masked men reportedly ordered the family to lie on the floor. Soon after, the perpetrators began to assault one of the occupants of the house by hitting him to the head with the gun.An elderly man was also beaten and kicked to his body several times. During the ordeal, the family members were instructed not to look at the faces of the men.The other bandits went on to ransack the house during which they collected a mobile phone, a lap top computer and an undisclosed sum of cash. The men then escaped with a motorcycle belonging to the family valued at $400,000.Speaking with Guyana Times, the security guard related “this has been happening in our area for a long time now. A lot of people complained about the same thing. In some cases, some of them were sprayed with a substance which caused them to sleep through the robbery.The matter was reported to the Turkeyen Police Station and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

How to host a great Dönerstag event

first_imgName tags are great for any event, but make a game out of it by having your guests try to match the geocaching username to the person. You never know just how many stories are behind a name! Everyone loves prizes! Award prizes for the best costume or keep it simple with a random raffle drawing for all attendees! Not your average logbook: create a logbook for your event in the shape of a kebab or to look like the striped Döner paper wrapper! SharePrint RelatedWhere in the world is Signal? (Hint: Grüße aus Deutschland!)February 24, 2017In “News”Dönerstag celebrations from around the worldApril 24, 2017In “Community”How to organize a great Dönerstag eventMarch 14, 2017In “Español” Variations of kebab are all around the world. For a DIY project, create a Pin the Kebab on the Country gameboard! In 2017, we’re celebrating geocaching around the world and as Signal prepares to visit Germany for Dönerstag, we’re sharing a guide on how to host an awesome Dönerstag event!Last year, there were over 35,000 geocaching events around the globe. Events are a chance to meet fellow geocachers, swap trackables, learn about the game, share experiences, and have fun! Read on to learn how to celebrate Dönerstag wherever you are.Remember, you can earn the first-ever Dönerstag souvenir by attending a geocaching event on April 13, 2017!Get CreativeDöner kebabs, made traditionally of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit, gained popularity in Germany in the 1980s. However, you don’t have to be in Germany to enjoy Döner kebab!Kebab goes by many names, such as shawarma or gyros, and vary from region to region. Check out this list of similar dishes from around the world!Make it funMusic, games, and prizes, oh my! Preparing a few activities in advance is a great way to break the ice and keep guests having fun! We’ve gathered a few ideas to make your Dönerstag event an international success!Set the tone by playing German music, after all Dönerstag is a German geocaching holiday! Want to take things up a notch? A spicy Döner sauce eating contest might be just what you’re looking for. Caution: play this game at your own risk!Don’t forgetYou can host Event Caches anywhere available to the public — such as a restaurant or park. But be sure to find a place that has enough space and let the venue know you’re coming. Geocaching events need to be submitted at least two weeks before the event date. Submit your Dönerstag events for review no later than March 30, 2017. Once your event has been published, share the event listing with your local geocaching organization and on social media.Most importantly though, have fun! These awesome Dönerstag party pointers will surely make your event one to remember. Can we be invited?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Don’t Lose Your Mojo

first_imgIt doesn’t matter that you failed. It doesn’t matter that you lost the client, lost the opportunity, or lost the job. It doesn’t matter that you did your best and that your best wasn’t good enough. The events or the circumstances that led to your failing don’t matter either. There are only three things that matter now.First, you need to derive any lessons you can from your failure. The price of an education is experience. And the price of experience is failure. What did you learn?Second, it matters that you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and step back into the arena. Your past performance isn’t necessarily indicative of your future performance. Lots of people failed countless times before finally breaking through. But to succeed in the future, you have to try again.But the most important thing I saved for last: You can’t lose your mojo. You are a value creator. You live by the Value Creator’s Code. Because you are a value creator, it’s time to reengage with the world and the opportunities in front of you with all the confidence in your abilities that you had when you tried and failed. It’s time to step back in with all of your mojo, all of your confidence. It’s time to reengage your head, your heart, and your guts. All of these things are still alive inside you. Or they could be.The world is waiting for you to make a difference. We’re counting on you. A lot of people are counting on you. Get your mojo working.last_img read more

BSP to contest 38 seats in U.P. as SP settles for 37; RLD to get 3

first_imgThe Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday announced that they will contest 75 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 general election, practically ruling out any possibility of the Congress joining the anti-BJP alliance in the State.While the SP will contest 37, the BSP will fight it out in 38 seats, the presidents of the two parties, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, said in a joint statement.The names of the candidates have not been announced. Out of the remaining five seats, three will go to the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). The RLD brushed aside all speculation of being in talks with the Congress, and affirmed that it was a part of the SP-BSP alliance. The three seats for the RLD are Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Mathura. RLD chief Ajit Singh is expected to fight from Muzaffarnagar while vice-president Jayant Chaudhary is likely to contest from Baghpat, considered the pocket borough of the family.The alliance has decided to not field any candidates in Rae Bareli and Amethi, currently held by Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Some key constituencies, held by high-profile BJP leaders, including Varanasi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kairana, Phulpur, Allahabad, Azamgarh and Faizabad, have been allotted to the SP. While Varanasi is the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gorakhpur is the bastion of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Lucknow is currently held by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. However, in 2018, the SP wrested Phulpur and Gorakhpur with the support of the BSP and the Nishad Party in a by-poll, while in Kairana the RLD defeated the BJP as a united Opposition experimented in poll management.The SP’s seats include Kannauj, where Mr. Akhilesh Yadav is expected to contest, and Mainpuri, considered a stronghold of SP founder Mulayam Singh. Mulayam’s poserMoments before the list was released, however, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was once again embarrassed by his father Mulayam Singh, who questioned the distribution of seats, saying it would weaken the SP. “On what basis were half the seats given (to the BSP),” the SP patriarch asked, while addressing party workers at the party headquarters. The seats in the BSP’s list of 38 include Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Bijnor, and Bulandshahr. Out of the 17 reserved (SC) seats in teh State, the BSP is contesting 10 while the SP has got seven. The reserved seats include Agra, Nagina and Bulandshahr. While the BSP has no members in the current Lok Sabha, the SP has seven. The RLD holds the Kairana seat.RLD vice-president Jayant Chaudhary said his party was regularly working for an “effective opposition unity” against the anti-farmer, anti-youth and anti-Dalit policies of the BJP government.last_img read more

Akhilesh sees tie-up with BSP as a trial that didn’t triumph

first_imgSamajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday equated his party’s gathbandhan (alliance) with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh to a “trial” that didn’t succeed and declared that the “path in politics” was “open” for his party.“It’s fine, trials happen. Sometimes you don’t succeed. But at least you come to know of the weaknesses,” he told reporters at an Eid-ul-Fitr event in Lucknow.Mr.Yadav said if his party was contesting the coming bypolls alone, he would discuss that with his colleagues and chart out a strategy that would also bring the “Samajwadi people” to power in 2022.“As far as the question of alliance and contesting alone goes, now the path in politics is open,” he said.The SP chief, however, kept the window for compromise open, just like BSP chief Mayawati did a day earlier by praising him and his wife Dimple Yadav personally and asserting that their personal relationship would never end despite the “political compulsions” of putting the political alliance on hold.Mr. Yadav said, “I can assure you what is said for honourable Mayawatiji on the first day, in the first press conference, that her honour will be my honour, even today I say the same thing.”Mayawati’s announcementOn Tuesday, Ms. Mayawati stumped everyone by announcing that she would go it alone in the bypolls coming up in the State after 11 Assembly seats were vacated following the entry of the sitting MLAs to the Lok Sabha. Ms. Mayawati claimed that the Yadavs had deserted the SP and hurt the alliance’s prospects and issued an ultimatum to the SP chief to train his workers to be “missionary” like the BSP cadre, for a revival of the alliance. She also said“there is no breakup of the alliance yet.”last_img read more