PPP rejects Lindo Creek CoI findings says it wrongly tarnishes Joint

General Secretary of the PPP, Dr Bharrat JagdeoThe findings of the Commission to Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek killings, which was leaked to certain sections of the media, has come as no surprise to the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP).This is according to a statement issued by the Party on Saturday, where it was outlined, among other things, that while the Party was expecting a certain outcome it was disappointed that blame was laid at the feet of the Joint Services men and women.According to the PPP “So while we emphatically reject the findings of the Donald Trotman Commission of Inquiry, we are not surprised by it. In fact, we predicted it. However, it is a real tragedy when a Government can travel to such extent to protect criminals and tarnish our law enforcement officers, who risk their lives every day to protect the law abiding citizens of this land.”Moreover, the Party posited that “We knew that this Commission was established with a preconceived intention of holding the Joint Services liable and to exonerate the notorious killer, Rondell Rawlins also known as “Fine Man” and his murderous gang. We pointed out that a close relative of a leading member of the Coalition Government was appointed as the lone Commissioner to bring home this finding. Nearly a year later and after the expenditure of unknown millions of taxpayers’ dollars, we have been vindicated.”Commissioner, Lindo Creek CoI, retired Justice Donald TrotmanAlmost 10 years after the eight miners were killed, the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre, commenced in February of this year. Retired Justice Donald Trotman, 80, father of incumbent Minister Raphael Trotman, was the lone Commissioner selected by Granger to oversee the CoI.The Commissioner had said that the main objective of the CoI was to find the truth and to bring healing and closure to the nation as a whole.However, he rejected suggestions to extend the CoI’s focus to several years before 2008 when other major criminal activities had plagued the country.The PPP had said that the inquiry should have started from the period 1998 when the real wave of ethno-political violence commenced, which would assist in addressing the root cause of the violence.Some time between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.See the PPP’s full statement below:From the inception, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed no confidence in the establishment of a Commission to inquire into the Lindo Creek killings.We knew that this Commission was established with a preconceived intention of holding the Joint Services liable and to exonerate the notorious killer, Rondell Rawlins also known as “Fine Man” and his murderous gang. We pointed out that a close relative of a leading member of the Coalition Government was appointed as the lone Commissioner to bring home this finding. Nearly a year later and after the expenditure of unknown millions of taxpayers’ dollars, we have been vindicated.Certain PNC leaders’ close affiliation with criminals, criminal gangs and their posture against the law enforcement agencies are well documented and have a long history. The draping of our national flag on the coffin of the notorious criminal Blackie London and marching with his corpse along the streets of Georgetown; the nocturnal visits of many leaders of that party, including, a close relative of the lone Commissioner, in south Buxton to liaise with criminal gangs hiding out in “the gulf”; the labelling of the 2001 jailbreak escapees, who terrorized law abiding citizens for years, as “freedom fighters”; their mass street protests against segments of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), who bravely took on the bandits; the continuous pardoning of convicted criminals by President Granger – are all irrefutable evidence of where they stand on this issue.So while we emphatically reject the findings of the Donald Trotman Commission of Inquiry, we are not surprised by it. In fact, we predicted it. However, it is a real tragedy when a Government can travel to such extent to protect criminals and tarnish our law enforcement officers, who risk their lives every day to protect the law abiding citizens of this land.To our Joint Services men and women, who have been wrongly tarnished in this Report, we say, do not despair, we stand with you, and we are sure that so do a large majority of our citizens.People’s Progressive Party Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrotman heading Lindo Creek COI a Conflict of Interest says PPP/CJanuary 31, 2018In “latest news”Lindo Creek COI ‘turning out to be an assault on the GDF’- JagdeoMay 17, 2018In “latest news”Lindo creek CoI being held “in camera” – HarmonFebruary 22, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Gunmen invade home of elderly couple for the second time

The Police are on the hunt for five gunmen, who in the wee hours of Friday morning, invaded the home of the parents of television personality, Neaz Subhan.The invasion occurred just after 02:00h while 73-year-old Mohammed Subhan and his 84-year-old disabled wife, Khairool Subhan were asleep in their “A” Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home.Inews understand that while asleep in the two-storey concrete building, Mohammed Subhan was awakened by one of the armed perpetrators who demanded cash and valuables.However, after the duo failed to complied, the men proceeded to ransack the said room but were only able to escape with a 32” flat screen television valued $70,000.The stand from where the TV was removedWhen contacted, Neaz Subhan detailed what transpired. He explained that his father was awakened and a gun was placed to his head by one of the perpretartors who commanded him not to scream.Subhan told this online publication that his father proceeded to beg for his life, pleading with the gunman not to hurt him.However, the men, two of whom were actually seen to be armed, proceeded to ransack the room and it was then that they removed the television and a cell phone.Subhan disclosed that while the men were still in the house, he received a call from his father who told him what was occurring.“I quickly placed a call to 911 but was placed on hold and later given a number to contact the Grove Police Station” Subhan revealed in dismay.He further reported that when the said number given to him by the 911 operator was called; it was not that of the Grove Police Station but rather belonged to the Providence Police Station.“When I finally received a number and contacted Grove, I was told that they cannot provide assistance as only two Officers were at the time available” Subhan said.As such, the Brickdam Police Station had to be called and it was only then that assistance was provided.According to Subhan, he was told by the ranks that responded that four other persons in streets within the said village were also robbed prior to and following the robbery of his parents.This is the second robbery carried out on the elderly couple, the first of which occurred in July of 2017.In that incident, the house was invaded at around 04:00h. It was reported that Mohammed was again awakened by noises emanating from outside the said bedroom.Upon inspections, Subhan saw a crowbar which was stuck by his bedroom door, as a robber made efforts to pull out the bolts to gain entry into their room.Subhan immediately called for assistance from his son who resides in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.The younger Subhan quickly contacted police and when he arrived at his parents’ home, the law enforcement officials were already combing the area.Upon inspection, the lower flat of the couple’s house was completely ransacked and a bag reportedly belonging to the robber was found in the yard with several carpentry tools.However in that incident, no one was ever apprehended.The Police are currently investigating this current attack and reportedly have a number of suspects. (Kizzy Coleman) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandits break into home of elderly couple, parents of Neaz SubhanJuly 21, 2017In “Crime”Lusignan Massacre victims remembered; AG warns families of those who politicise the crimeJanuary 27, 2015In “Politics”Gov’t Spokesman urges state media top brass to ‘follow Neaz Subhan’June 5, 2015In “Politics” read more

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Leighton Contractors awarded A249 million coal contract in Queenslands Bowen Basin region

first_imgLeighton Contractors has been awarded a three year, A$249 million contract at the Isaac Plains open-pit coal mine for Isaac Plains Coal Management Pty Ltd. The contract includes a range of contract mining services, including the operation of a BE1370 dragline, and the supply and maintenance of mobile plant and equipment, to produce approximately 2.7 Mt/y of ROM coal. Leighton Holdings CEO, Hamish Tyrwhitt, said: “The range of mining services covered in this contract reflects the diversity of the Leighton Group’s skills in the resources sector. Leighton Contractors’ expertise in coal, and its history of more than three decades servicing the Australian mining sector, has enabled it to hone efficiencies and incorporate the use of technologies that improve cost structures for our clients.”Leighton Contractors Managing Director, Craig Laslett, said the award reflected Leighton Contractors’ track record and its continued delivery of generational expertise, value, and cost-effective solutions for clients. “This announcement is further testament of our ability to partner with our clients in developing innovative and efficient operating frameworks that ensure positive cost structure outcomes, as well as excellence in performance.”Isaac Plains is lies some 7 km east of Moranbah and 200 km southwest of Mackay in Queensland’s Bowen Basin region. Leighton Contractors will employ approximately 160 personnel at the mine. Isaac Plains is a joint venture project between Sumitomo Corp and Vale Australia.last_img read more

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Omnicomm releases fleet tracking mobile applications for iOS and Android

first_imgOmnicomm, a leading developer and manufacturer of fuel consumption monitoring equipment and telematics solutions for various fleet management needs, has released a mobile application for its cloud service Omnicomm Online. The application runs on iOS and Android platforms, and is now available on App Store and Google Play.The company says that “following the intention to provide customers with more convenient and practical service for vehicle monitoring Omnicomm decided to develop mobile applications for Omnicomm Online cloud service. It allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely, track the movement of vehicles, as well as generate reports on preset number of parameters. For convenience of mobile usage, the reports of the new application included the ones that are most popular among Omnicomm Online clients:”Reports on the location of transport allow users to display information both concerning one vehicle and handle multicast requests, determining the location of several vehicles or the entire fleet at the same time.Like in the web version Omnicomm Online, in reports on the movement of a vehicle over a given time period, the track shows the events that occur on the way of the vehicle: refills, drains, stops, etc.The report on the volume of fuel displays graphs on fuel consumption of vehicles, as well as the periods of running engine (on / off).The report on refills and drains provides information on the changes in the level of fuel in vehicles, highlighting drains with red colour.The statistics report provides general data on the distance covered, the amount of fuel consumed, average speed and other parameters.“When developing the mobile application, we paid special attention to the difference in the use of tablets and smartphones. In fact, we have released a separate mobile application for each of them. We also paid a thorough attention to visualisation of the interface in portrait and landscape modes, which ultimately resulted in the development of eight individual interface representations. All this will allow our customers to use our services with convenience”, – Maxim Pavlukhin, Omnicomm Deputy Executive Director, commented.In addition, users have the opportunity to receive notifications, the algorithms for which they previously set up in the web version Omnicomm Online. Thus, they can always be aware of the events taking place with their fleet.“The release of Omnicomm Online mobile applications is another step on the way for more convenient use of Omnicomm products. With Omnicomm Online mobile application our customers have the opportunity to obtain information on their vehicles from anywhere in the world where there is mobile network. It makes our service not only reliable, but also really easy and convenient to use”, – Omnicomm Deputy Director General Stanislav Emelyanov said.last_img read more

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Katanga Mining settles legal dispute with Gecamines in DRC

first_imgGlencore has referred to an announcement by Katanga Mining in which it announced the settlement of the DRC legal dispute with La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines) and an agreement for the resolution of the capital deficiency at Katanga’s 75%-owned DRC operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC).“Glencore is pleased that this matter has now been resolved and looks forward to supporting KCC’s closer partnership with Gécamines as the parties work together to ensure that the Joint Venture reaches its full potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.”The key highlights of Katanga’s settlement agreement with Gécamines are as follows:Conversion of $5.6 billion of KCC’s total debt of approximately $9 billion into new KCC equity such that, with retroactive effect as at January 1, 2018, KCC has $3.45 billion of debt to KML Group, bearing interest at the lower of US$ Libor 6 month + 3% and 6% per annum;Katanga and Gécamines’ shareholdings in KCC remain unchanged at 75% and 25% respectively;A one-time payment to Gécamines of $150 million relating to historical commercial disputes;Certain amendments to the dividend payment and free cash flow provisions of KCC including an amortisation schedule for the repayment of the residual debt;Payment of approx $41 million to Gécamines in relation to outstanding expenses incurred as part of an exploration program;Waiver by KCC of its entitlement (or financial equivalent) to replacement reserves and associated incurring of drilling costs on Gecamines’ behalf, amounting to $285 million and $57 million respectively, and; Withdrawal of all legal action by Gécamines. The entry of the settlement agreement between Katanga and Gécamines constitutes a smaller related party transaction as defined in Listing Rule 11.1.10 because Gécamines holds more than 10% of the voting rights in a material subsidiary of Glencore. Accordingly, as a condition precedent to the Settlement Agreement becoming effective, Glencore must obtain written confirmation from a sponsor that the terms of the Settlement Agreement with Gécamines are fair and reasonable as far as the shareholders of Glencore are concerned. Glencore aims to obtain such written confirmation on or before 14 June, 2018.last_img read more

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Dejan Peric left Veszprem and moved to Celje

← Previous Story William Accambray the best player of the French League 2010/2011 Next Story → Zdravko Zovko takes Zvezda Zvenizgorod Dejan Peric Legendary goalkeeper, Dejan Peric (41) signed two years contract with his former team, Celje Pivovarna Lasko, where he made the best part of his career from 1995 to 2004 – won the EHF Champions League (2004), played in five EHF CL semifinals and won eight national Championships (only one took Prule from Ljubljana). “Perke” wants to finish his career in Slovenia, after which he will stay to work in club’s Management.After five seasons, MKB Veszprem, now, staying with Fazekas and Alilovic between the posts, while Peric will have duty to work with Slovenian potential stars, Skok (coming from Gorenje Velenje) and Lesjak.Peric had 207 appearances for Yugoslavia (Serbia) and won bronze medal at the EURO 1996 in Spain. He won also the EHF Champions League with F.C Barcelona in 2005.Name and surname:  Dejan Perić Date of Birth:  22. 9. 1970, BečejHeight/weight: 186 cm, 96 kgTeams: Dinamo Pančevo (1983-86), Crvena zvezda (1986-92 ), Atletico Madrid (1992-94), SD Teucro (1994-95, ESP), RK Celje Pivovarna Laško (1995-2004), FC Barcelona (2004-06, ESP), MKB Veszprem (2006-11, HUN) read more

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Serbian derby Vojvodina beat Partizan – Fans was beaten by Police VIDEO

12. Crvena Zvezda (-8)2110110557 : 555213 3. Vrbas211218546 : 557-1125 7. Rudar219111540 : 542-219 14. Crvenka214215523 : 619-9610 13. Železničar (-2)217014561 : 615-5412 10. PKB216411579 : 592-1316 9. Napredak218112549 : 576-2717 ← Previous Story Marcus Ahlm to retire at the end of season Next Story → Germany and RNL without Roggisch in next weeks POLICE HANDBALLRK Partizan BeogradRK Vojvodina Novi Sad 6. Kolubara219210585 : 594-920 4. Metaloplastika2110110528 : 5111721 8. Jugović207310530 : 536-617 In Serbian derby for the Championship title, Vojvodina Novi Sad beat current champion RK Partizan Beograd 30:28 (15:17) and became the leader of Super Liga. Last year’s runners-up from Novi Sad have destiny in their own hands now. If they win in the last five matches, Vojvodina will take the second championship title (first was 2005) and chance to play at the VELUX EHF CL next season. The man of the match was Vojvodina’s left back, Uroš Elezovic with 11 goals…VOJVODINA – PARTIZAN 30:28 (15:17)SC SLANA BARASPECTATORS – 18007 meters Vojvodina 5(5), Partizan 10(7). Exclusions: Vojvodina 18, Partizan 10 minutesVOJVODINA: Popov 5/5, Radišić, Elezović 11(5)/14, Barišić 1/4, Veselinov, Stjepanović 1/2, Abadžić 10 saves, Stojanović 6/7, Arsenić, Čupković, Pušica 0/1, Jošić 4/9, Marjanac 0/1, Stanković 2/3, Bogdanović, Ćurković 1/2PARTIZAN: Vasić 5 saves, Milošević 3/5, Ilić V 4(4)/6, Radanović, Pavlović, Mihailović 1/1, Maksić, Radovanović M 6 saves, Radivojević 4(2)/7, Mršulja, N. Ilić 4/5, Radovanović 3/4, Ivošević 3/4, Mitrović 6/8, Marsenić, SretenovićRESULTS: 3:6 (8.) 6:6 (11.) 8:10 (15.) 10:10 (17.) 11:13 (22.) 13:16 (27.) 17:17 (32.) 20:20 (38.) 20:22 (42.) 23:24 (46.) 25:24 (49.) 25:25 (51.) 28:25 (55.) 29:27 (59.)Best Player: UROŠ ELEZOVIĆ (VOJVODINA) SPECIAL: Match was suspended for 15 minutes due problem with the fans. Police reaction was caused after an domestic fan ran over the court and try to get back to his group… source: balkan-handball.com 5. Zaječar2110011600 : 597320 11. Radnički208012517 : 543-2616 2. Vojvodina211902589 : 4949238 1. Partizan211821650 : 52312738 read more

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Dujshebaev calls Jamali for Hungarian NT

Hungary will reinforce their squad for the future with Iranian guy Iman Jamali. The 24-years old left back had great start of the season in Swedish IFK Kristianstad, the team who earned two wins in tough group of EHF Champions League, where he came as a loaned player from Hungarian MVM Veszprem.He will be tested among other players during Provident Cup next weekend in Debrecen, where Hungary A and Hungary B will meet Argentina and Belarus.Squad:Goalkeepers: BARTUCZ László (Csurgói KK), SZÉKELY Márton (Csurgói KK), MIKLER Roland (MVM Veszprém KC)Right wings: GULYÁS Péter (MVM Veszprém KC), PÁSZTOR Ákos (Grundfos Tatabánya KC)Right backs: ANCSIN Gábor (Mol-Pick Szeged), BALOGH Zsolt (Mol-Pick Szeged)Playmakers: CSÁSZÁR Gábor (Kadetten Schaffhausen – svájci), FALUVÉGI Rudolf (Csurgói KK), NAGY Kornél (Dunkerque HB – francia)Line players: BÁNHIDI Bence (Balatonfüredi KSE), HEGEDŰS Márk (Mol-Pick Szeged), SCHUCH Timuzsin (MVM Veszprém KC), ZUBAI Szabolcs (Mol-Pick Szeged)Left backs: BODÓ Richárd (Grundfos Tatabánya KC), BORSOS Tamás (Ceglédi KKSE), DZSAMALI Iman (IFK Kristianstad – svéd), ZDOLIK Bence (Balatonfüredi KSE)Right wings: GAZDAG Tibor (Csurgói KK), IVÁNCSIK Gergő (MVM Veszprém KC)MEN’S HANDBALL, PROVIDENT CUP (Debrecen, Phoenix Hall)Friday, November 6,20:00 Argentina-BelarusNovember 7, Saturday14:30-Hungary Belarus(16:45: B-Hungary Argentina)November 8, Sunday13:00 Hungary Argentina(10:45 B-Hungary Belarus)SOURCE: NEMZETISPORT.HUPHOTO: IFK KRISTIANSTAD, JAMALI FB PAGE ← Previous Story Jim Gottfridsson three months out! Next Story → VIDEO: Fair Play guy, Mr. Drago Vuković iman jamaliMVM VeszpremTalant Dujshebaev read more

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Antonio Garcia Robledo to CSM Bucharest

After turbulent season with Danish KIF Kolding Kobenhavn and short period of time with FC Barcelona Lassa, Spanish left back Antonio Garcia Robledo continues proffesional adventure in Romania, where he signed contract with vice-champions CSM Bucharest.Romanian side want to take a title which keeps city rival Dinamo Bucharest in the last two seasons.Experienced Spanish left back-playmaker, who played at BM Granollers, Ademar Leon, Paris Saint-Germain and Pick Szeged, world champion with Spain in 2013, could be a good step in that way… ← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM League teams for 2017/2018 Next Story → EHF nominate 14 referees pairs for EHF EURO 2018

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EHF Cup Round 3 The end for SC Magdeburg in Porto –

← Previous Story VIDEO: Chrintz is hero of Kristianstad Next Story → Over 40.000 votes for NBSC World Handball Player 2018 EHF Cup Three German and Spanish teams will play at Men’s EHF Cup Group stage. The biggest surprise of Round 3 made Portuguese FC Porto by beating German SC Magdeburg 34:27 in second match after 23:26 defeat.Also TT Holstebro caught the “big fish” French PAUC 28:25 (first match 25:25).Here are the results of Round 3.

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