…as trial continues in High CourtAs the Miguel Barker murder trial continued at the High Court on Tuesday, a dramatic turn of events saw Shanieza Clarke being called as a surprise witness by the prosecution after she mysteriously disappeared from the Inner Bagotville, West Bank Demerara area following Donessa Barker’s death on April 30, 2015.Miguel Barker called “Allan” was in hiding after his wife was brutally stabbed at Bagotville. He was caught days after and was charged for the crime. He denied that he was responsible for his spouse’s demise and has been maintaining his innocence since his arrest.Accused: Miguel “Allan” Barker is on trial for his wife’s brutal and fatal stabbingHowever, Clarke contended otherwise in her testimony via Skype from Suriname before the jury and Justice Navindra Singh on Tuesday where she chronicled events of “Allan” being seen with a knife on the night prior to his wife’s killing. Led by Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken, Clarke stated that she met Donessa Barker, also known as “Vanessa” on Easter Monday in 2015. The prosecution’s star witness told the 12-member jury that Miguel came to live at her father’s house at Inner Bagotville where she had also resided.Clarke highlighted that he had come to live there about one month prior to April 30, 2015, the day of his wife’s murder.As her testimony continued, the witness recalled that on April 29, 2015, she, Donessa and a friend, “Kelly” went to a “wake house” and returned home after 23:00h.According to her recollection, as they were having a conversation, she heard rustling in the bushes and her electricity suddenly went out. She looked outside however to see her neighbours still had electricity. Sometime after, she said she looked through the window and saw Miguel Barker about 10 feet away, standing in the yard smoking a cigarette.Clarke claimed that she and Donessa went into the yard and there was Miguel standing with a knife in his hand, saying: “All man deserve a fair chance.” At this point other persons were present, and the witness told the court that she told these individuals to convince him to drop the knife.“Allan drop the knife and continued to walk out. After Allan walk out, I picked up the knife and held it behind me,” the witness recounted.Chronicling the events that transpired the following day, Clarke said she reported the matter from the previous night to the La Grange Police Station.“I gave the officer the knife and make a report about the incident that happened on the 29th,” the star witness highlighted.She further noted that on April 30 around 15:30, she was sleeping when Javonna Frank, her step-sister came to her home and woke her up and they had a conversation.As Clarke’s testimony continued, she related that she, Javonna, and Donessa were talking about music when Donessa went to get her phone. She told the court that she later heard, “Oh gosh, Shanieza come now!” At that point, Clarke said that she armed herself with a cutlass which was under her bed and went towards the room the Barkers shared.“I walked towards the room and I saw Allan Barker stooping at the window and he turned to the side and looked at me and I saw Vanessa Barker with blood on her face,” the witness noted from her recollection of events.Clarke told the jury that after Allan looked at her, she pushed the door and he jumped through the window.“After he jumped through the window, Vanessa run out of the room and fell on the front landing. She was panting for breath and blood was shooting out from her neck and hand. After I saw it, I shake she and say ‘stay with me, I going and get help’,” Clarke observed, adding that neighbours helped her and the Police came afterwards.Under cross-examination by Defence Counsel Maxwell McKay, the witness maintained that her story was true and that she indeed saw Barker through the tall Bamboo bushes and that she was able to do so from the light that shone from the neighbours.Before the woman’s death, the couple had been married for more than a year. Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander are assisting with the State’s case.
-Rutherford only other Guyanese in squadGuyana Jaguars’ wicket-keeper/batsman Anthony Bramble will lead the West Indies ‘B’ Team for the inaugural Global T20 Canada League, which bowls off from June 28 to July 15.The international tournament is set to attract other elite T20 players from across the cricketing spectrum, but Windies Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, thinks “this is a great opportunity for players, and feeds into the organisation’s wider high-performance programme, which looks to develop all-round skills sets of the players and officials.”Bramble has been Guyana’s premier glove-man for the past 4 seasons, and has done well in all formats of cricket for his country. The aggressive right-hander will be accompanied by all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, who is the only other Guyanese named in the squad, which features talents like attacking keeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran, spinner Derval Green, former Windies U19 World Cup winning player Shamar Springer, Jamaica’s Fabian Allen, and other talents from across the region.Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, has said, “With our Test and ‘A’ teams currently on tour, the Global T20 presents an opportunity for the panel to see some of our developing players in the region. The exposure and added development will assist us with identifying players with the potential to develop into international T20 cricketers.”The Global T20 Canada League will see 22 matches being played in a round-robin format, followed by playoffs and the championship match to be held on July 15. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.Meanwhile, the Windies contingent is set to leave the region on June 14.This WINDIES B squad is: Anthony Bramble (Captain), Fabian Allen, Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Obed McCoy, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Shamar Springer.The Team Management Unit includes Stuart Williams (Coach), Roderick Estwick (Coach), Denis Byam (Physiotherapist), Cyril Cox (Strength and Conditioning Trainer) and Trent Sargeant (Analyst).
0Shares0000Sergio Ramos and Spain have coped well so far since the shock dismissal of coach Julen Lopetegui © AFP / OZAN KOSEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 25 – World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.Spain crashed out in spectacular fashion in the group stage four years ago in Brazil, but the 2010 champions are on course to reach the knockout phase in Russia despite sacking their coach on the eve of the tournament. They require a point against Morocco in Kaliningrad to secure qualification, and new coach Fernando Hierro promised they would not underestimate a North African side playing for pride.“We can’t afford to relax… We need to be awake with our eyes open and be aware that Morocco aren’t going to give anything away,” warned Hierro, who replaced Julen Lopetegui a day before the tournament started.Portugal meet former coach Carlos Queiroz and Iran in their final Group B game in Saransk. Cristiano Ronaldo’s side will advance with a draw, but a win for Iran would see the European champions or Spain suffer a shock exit.“Both teams have something to win and also to lose, neither has more to win than the other,” said Portugal boss Fernando Santos.In Group A, Russia will bid for a third straight win after a stunning start to the tournament for a side initially written off as no-hopers.Stanislav Cherchesov said he would stick with the same line-up that beat Egypt 3-1 as Russia lock horns with Uruguay in Samara, with first place on the line.“We don’t choose our opponent in the last 16. We’re not doing the calculations, we’ve never done them,” said Cherchesov.“And in any case we don’t have the choice, they play after us. We know both teams, the football gods will decide.”– ‘Extremely painful’ –Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his side’s crucial 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday to midfielder Carlos Sanchez after reports the midfielder received death threats for his red card against Japan.Carlos Sanchez was sent off against Japan © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVSanchez has had “a very hard time” dealing with the fallout from his third-minute sending-off in the 2-1 defeat to Japan in Colombia’s opening game, Pekerman said.He said he spoke for the whole squad when he dedicated Colombia’s win over Poland to the 32-year-old player.“This victory is dedicated to Carlos Sanchez, because he’s had a very hard time in the past days. I want, and we want, to share it with him,” he said.Pekerman added: “We received certain information, but I can’t confirm anything. The player was deeply affected by this matter.“It went beyond football. It’s a game that we play with a lot of hard work and dedication, but these things should not be taken lightly.“Whether it’s confirmed or not… this is extremely painful.”It evoked memories of the chilling murder of Colombia player Andres Escobar, who was killed after his own goal led to defeat to the United States in the 1994 World Cup and Colombia’s elimination from the tournament.Robert Lewandowski’s Poland were unceremoniously dumped out following the loss to Colombia, who can guarantee a place in the last 16 by beating Senegal in their concluding game in Group H.The west Africans and Japan are both in control of their destiny following a 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg that left both nations on four points.– Kane streaks ahead –England striker Harry Kane surged ahead of Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the race for the World Cup golden boot after hitting a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Panama on Sunday.The Tottenham star scored twice from the penalty spot before deflecting in a Ruben Loftus-Cheek drive with his heel to make it five goals from two games as England sealed safe passage to the last 16.“I’m very proud. Not many players get to score a hat-trick in the World Cup,” Kane said.Harry Kane clings on to the match ball after his hat-trick in the rout of Panama © AFP / Martin BERNETTIGareth Southgate’s side lead Belgium at the top of Group G by virtue of having received one less yellow card going into their showdown in Kaliningrad on June 28.Mohamed Salah is likely to start Egypt’s final match against Saudi Arabia on Monday in a fixture between two eliminated sides in Volgograd.But Egypt’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary may have to wait to come off the bench to set a record as the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup.He would smash the age record set by Faryd Mondragon in Brazil four years ago.The Colombia goalkeeper was 43 years and three days old when he played against Japan in a 4-1 group stage victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BBC Scotland released this hilarious video just in time for Mother’s Day.Need to pick up a last-minute gift for your mother? The video takes you through the various options people usually opt to get for their mammy, and reveals what your mother may actually think when you present her with them.The video, which has nearly 5 million views, has probably encouraged families to get mums what they really want – gin! But who says we should only spoil our mammies one day of the year?Happy Mother’s Day!Video: Hilarious sketch reveals what you should buy your mum for Mother’s Day was last modified: March 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DDTVFunnyMother’s Daysketchvideo
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Lancaster High School’s Junior ROTC color guard and the Tehachapi Mountain Pipes and Drums will lead the parade. The lighting of an Olympic torch will signify the beginning of the games. Basketball, bocce and track competition will be held at the college. Swimming competition will be at Lancaster’s Eastside Pool, bowling at Brunswick Sands Bowl in Lancaster, and gymnastics at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Lunch for the competitors will be provided by the Italian Catholic Federation of Sacred Heart Church in Lancaster and by the Submachine restaurant. The area director for the event, Dennis Wick, said most of the volunteers are from the Lancaster High Junior ROTC, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth groups, State Farm Insurance agencies, the Palmdale Kiwanis Club and Foresters of Antelope Valley. Antelope Ambulance Co. is providing support. LANCASTER – More than 600 competitors from as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara will be in Lancaster on Saturday for the Antelope Valley Special Olympics’ 28th annual Hi-Desert Classic. One of the largest meets of its kind in Southern California, the event culminates the year-round sports training programs for Antelope Valley children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The all-day games in track, bowling, gymnastics, bocce, basketball and swimming will start at 9:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies and a parade of competitors in Marauder Stadium at Antelope Valley College. Admission is free. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manager Davy McLaughlin watching his team on the sidelines todayDAVY McLaughlin’s senior ladies footballers had a stunning away victory over Clare in their National League Division 2 clash today.Preparation is everything in football so the ladies travelled by coach to west Clare yesterday to be ready for throw-in time, with accommodation laid on by a generous donation by a businessman.In the end Donegal came away from Kilmihil with a 5-12 to 1-03 win, a good deal better off than most pundits would have predicted. Donegal put four goals past their hosts in the first half, playing into a strong breeze, to leave the scoreline at 4-04 to 1-03 at the break.And with the wind in the second period they didn’t concede a single point, while adding some class points from distance.Elsewhere the Minors lost narrowly in a challenge game to Mayo, losing by a single point.The U16s beat Derry in a friendly at Owenbeg by 3-04 to 0-04. The U14s had a comprehensive win over Derry at the same venue with goals from Roisin Rodgers ( N Muire), Lee Walsh (St Eunan’s), Sarah Harkin (Ardara), Clodagh Gallagher (Gaoth Dobhair), Megan Havlin (N Padraig Muff), Madisson White (Red Hughs), Niamh McDonald (Moville) and Mya Alcorn (Termon). DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: SENIORS IN STUNNING VICTORY OVER CLARE was last modified: February 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:ClareDerrydonegaldonegal ladies footballMayo
Embed from Getty ImagesTony Fernandes has claimed that QPR are being given “zero help” in building a new stadium.The co-chairman posted on Twitter following Rangers’ 1-0 defeat at Reading, where Jake Bidwell had an injury-time penalty saved.Fernandes also praised Ealing Council for helping the club in their bid to build a training ground at Warren Farm.Yesterday was a strange one. Disappointing . Good to try some new things out on the squad as we prepare for next season. No one likes to lose though. Got to give credit to their keeper. One of those days. Information keeps building on squad .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) March 31, 2018We need to focus on long term like stadium where we are getting zero help .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) April 1, 2018Have to thank Ealing council who ha be been superb and supportive to both the community and the club for warren farm.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) April 1, 2018 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndo
Stephen Curry was just 21 when he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors from Davidson in North Carolina in 2009. The rest is history.Son of former NBA player Dell Curry and older brother of current NBA player Seth Curry, he’s referred to by many sports pundits as one of the greatest shooters ever. In his 2009 rookie year, Curry averaged 17.5 points per game. He’s a six-time NBA All-Star, and was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player twice. He’s won three out of five NBA championships with …
Two entrepreneurs from Johannesburg have created a career research platform to enable learners to find information on what and where to study, and also where to get learnerships or bursaries.Thabiso Ramabida and Nimrod Dube are co-founders of PS Connect, a career research platform. (Image supplied)Brand South Africa reporterYears ago, two young men didn’t know which career to pursue; they also faced several challenges to furthering their education. Now they’ve created an online platform to help learners who find themselves in similar situations.PS Connect is a website created by business partners Thabiso Ramadiba and Nimrod Dube. “We started PS Connect to ensure that learners have equal access to opportunities that would help them further their education,” explained Ramadiba. “[The platform is created] so that the process of [finding a career path or tertiary institution] will be less traumatic, confusing or complicated.”Their aims for PS Connect are wide-ranging:Help learners identify a career they can pursue;Help learners identify which universities and colleges to apply to;Assess learners to see what courses they can apply for;Help learners with their university applications and online application for college admission;If an application is unsuccessful because of space constraints and other reasons at the tertiary institutions, the PS Connect team helps the learner find alternative universities and colleges.The foundersIn 2011, the founders of PS Connect officially registered their company, followed by five years of building the platform.Brand South Africa spoke to Ramadiba and Dube:Tell us about yourselves.Thabiso Ramadiba: I hold a BSc (Hons) in business information technology from the University of Greenwich. Born and raised in Seshego in Limpopo, I wasted three years of studying a wrong course due to lack of exposure and career guidance. Between my first and second year of my studies I left my course to pursue a learnership programme that kept me in the wrong career path. Fortunately in the third year I was exposed to IT and the diversity thereof; and that led me to change my career path.Nathan Dube: I have a BSc in computer science from Heriot Watt University. Born and raised in Johannesburg, I faced a similar challenge; my course was chosen for me by my family and since I had no idea what I wanted to pursue, I just went along with it.For the longest of times we didn’t know which careers to pursue. We both studied at a private college here in South Africa. I would say we became business partners around 2010, because that’s the time we discussed our common challenges in furthering our studies.Where the idea for PS Connect start?Ramadiba: The idea mainly came from the challenges that we personally faced when transitioning from secondary education to post-school education. We were both not exposed and did not have access to the opportunities South Africa offered to young pupils. We were both rejected from university because we did not meet the minimum requirements, which we were also not aware of. We also struggled to fund our studies. We did find an option to attain our qualifications through a college.Luckily for us things worked in our favour because our challenges imparted a new passion for us, which was to use technology to provide innovative solutions and services that expanded the career transitioning platform, and gave equal access to education for pupils from all socioeconomic backgrounds.What lessons have you learned as entrepreneurs?Dube: When you have a vision to change something big in life such as the education system, you will meet hurdles, disappointments and rejection along the way. Every day you will fail in some form but we gained momentum. This is because we are resilient, adaptive and will never give up. We have learnt that failure is a very close friend of success.Ramadiba: We have learned to deal with resistance to change – convincing educational stakeholders to change their ways around their pattern even a little can be such a task. An adaptive and improvising attitude have let us engage stakeholders in a way that benefits us both.How does PS Connect work?Brand South Africa writer Melissa Javan registered on the psconnect.co.za site. Trying to log-in via her Gmail and Facebook accounts, gave an error message. After she spoke to the PS Connect team, they fixed this and Javan then could access the site by logging-in with Facebook or Gmail. She also tried the manual registration, which allowed her to log into the site.Details needed for the manual registration are your full names, your school’s name, current grade, age, province and cellphone number. An SMS is sent to you after you have registered, with your log-in details as well as the WhatsApp group number where you may pose questions to the site administrator.Once logged in, you are asked questions such as: “Where would you like to study?” and “What method of studying do you prefer”?You can “Choose a career”, which gives information on scarce skills. There is also an explanation of the differences between a bursary, student loan, learnership and apprenticeship.You can view funding options available. The dates of funding applications have expired, however, so you have to do a Google search to find out which company’s funding programme is still available or when you can apply again.On the funding options and dates, Ramadiba said that the funding options in their system are closed for 2018 intake. “We take it upon ourselves to keep the dates updated and the companies information up to date.” The information is going to be updated after the late application period (January).The site also gives you a chance to assess yourself to see what career path you can follow – this helps learners who are uncertain about what they should study.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.