DPP disposes of 195 cases in 2018

first_imgThe Chamber of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has disposed of a total of 195 criminal cases in the High Court during the course of 2018.According to the Chamber in a release on Friday, 129 of cases received attention in the court, while the other 66 matters were nolle prosequi by the DPP.Of these 129 cases, 90 were presented in the Demerara Assizes, 27 in the Berbice Assizes and 12 in the Essequibo Assizes.There were 54 murder cases, 13 for attempt murder, five for manslaughter, 15 cases for rape, another 15 for sexual activity with a child family member, 23 cases of rape of a child under 15 years, and one case each for the offences of carnal knowledge of a girl under 15 years, causing death by dangerous driving and wounding with intent.From these 129 cases, there were 147 accused persons; 34 of whom pleaded guilty, 50 of them were convicted while formal verdicts of not guilty were delivered in relation to 18 of these persons. Additionally, there were 25 not guilty verdicts by jury, six hung verdicts, and one aborted trial, mistrial and quashed indictment each.2019 will commence with the opening of the Criminal Assizes in Demerara on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. There are 260 cases listed to be heard during that session, which will see Justice James Bovell-Drakes, Justice Navindra Singh and Madam Justice Jo-Ann Barlow presiding.Meanwhile, the October Assizes will continue in Berbice until the February 2019 Criminal Assizes commence on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. On the other hand, the October Assizes in Essequibo will also continue until the next session, which opens on February 5, 2019.During 2018, the DPP also appeared in 57 matters in the Court of Appeal. In these 57 matters, the State was represented by DPP, Shalimar Ali-Hack; Deputy DPP (ag) Sonia Joseph; Assistant DPP Dionne McCammon; Assistant DPP Teshana Lake; Assistant DPP Diana O’Brien; Senior State Counsel Stacy Goodings; Senior State Counsel Natasha Backer; Senior State Counsel Mercedes Glasford; State Counsel Narissa Leander; State Counsel Tuana Hardy; State Counsel Shawnette Austin; State Counsel Tameika Clarke, and State Counsel Seeta Bishundial.Of these 57 appeals, 24 appellants were granted their applications – seven were for retrials while 17 appellants had their sentences and convictions varied and commuted. Additionally, 13 other applications for bail pending appeal were denied and four other applications for bail pending appeal were granted. There was also one fine imposed and another three applications for extension of time to file and serve notice of appeal were granted.Furthermore, six appellants withdrew their applications to appeal and one matter was struck out. The court did not convene in one case because the registrar informed that the appellant had died. One appellant who appealed his life sentence had his appeal allowed in so far as the stipulation of calendar years.In another case, the State appealed the decision of the Chief Justice’s decision that the Sexual Offences Act is unconstitutional as it does not permit cross examination of prosecution witness, including complainants, the Court ruled that the committal was valid and awarded cost in the sum of $75,000 to the State. Meanwhile, two appeals are pending.2018 also saw the Demerara Full Court sitting 19 times during which one matter was dismissed because the court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear the matter. However, seven appellants were allowed to appeal their conviction and sentence while five others were dismissed.Additionally, one application for bail pending appeal for extension of time to file Notice of Appeal was granted. Three Appellants also withdrew their appeals, while another two had their applications to appeal against conviction and sentence granted in part, one had his sentence reduced to 30 hours of community service and the other had his conviction affirmed but sentence varied.Moreover, State Counsel Stacy Gooding and Tuana Hardy appeared in the Berbice Full Court during the month of June and that matter was struck out.last_img read more

Elvis Is Alive Museum sells for $8,300 online

first_img“I’m sure there’s some regret there,” Steve Beeny said. “But he’s always been one to look forward and not look back. It’s bittersweet. It’s kept us entertained through the years.” ST. LOUIS – A collection of photographs, books and FBI files from The Elvis Is Alive Museum sold for $8,300 on eBay, and the 81-year-old proprietor of the roadside attraction hopes the bidder will carry on his theory that the King never died. A man from Laurel, Miss., must make a $500 deposit by the end of the weekend or lose his right to claim the stuff, the museum owner’s son said Friday. The collection includes a tape recording of what is said to be Elvis Presley’s voice made long after the date of his death and piles of documents that are said to be FBI files proving Presley’s involvement with federal authorities. Bill Beeny, a Baptist minister who founded the quirky museum in 1990, said he sold his memorabilia because he wants to refocus his energy on serving the needy in Warren County and raising money for relief efforts in Darfur. Carpenters will begin this weekend to reconfigure the museum, a transformed coin-operated laundry 55 miles west of St. Louis. Other items in the collection include replicas of the Cadillac Elvis drove and the casket and gravestone from his 1977 funeral. A poster of the famous photo of President Nixon and Presley from 1970 is also included. Beeny’s son, Steve, declined to put a value on his father’s collection. “Value is in the eye of the beholder,” he said diplomatically. He said Bill Beeny would have liked the museum to stay in the family but all six of his kids “have real life going on.” last_img read more

Swansea set to snub interest from Sunderland to seal Marseille loan switch

first_imgSwansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is set to complete a loan move to Marseille this week, according to reports in France.talkSPORT reported last week that the Frenchman had offers on the table from the Stade Velodrome club and Sunderland – but it now appears he has chosen to return to his homeland.Gomes has fallen out of favour under new Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin and came close to moving to the Middle East in January.Now, according to L’Equipe, Marseille are close to completing a deal with the Welsh club, but have still yet to finalise an agreement on how much of the player’s salary each club will pay.Marseille are hoping to chip in 30 per cent of Gomis’ £82,0000-a-week salary but Swansea are demanding a 50-50 split. 1 Bafetimbi Gomis in action for Swansea last_img read more

MAN CHEATS INJURY AFTER STREET LAMP COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HIS CAR

first_imgThe smashed windscreen of Paul McHugh’s BMW car.A Convoy man had a lucky escape when a street light came crashing down on his car.Paul McHugh had parked his car at the Green in the middle of the village at 2pm on Saturday afternoon when he went into a local shop.The fallen street lamp seconds after it fell.A couple of minutes later he heard a bang and was summoned to his car by a number of locals. The street lamp, which also had heavy hanging floral baskets attached, had snapped in two.The lamp smashed Mr McHugh’s back windscreen as well as damaging the boot and back of the car.Mr McHugh said it was only by a stroke of luck that nobody was passing the lamp as it could have caused serious injury to an older person or children.“This is a very busy area. Lots of children pass by it and the local Convoy running club also meet here. “I would hate to think what could have happened if children or a young mother pushing a pram had ben walking by.“This could have caused serious injury or worse to someone.“It was the middle of the day and it was only by pure luck that somebody was not passing by at the time,” he said.The remainder of the street lamp after the top came off.Paul estimates that approximately €2,000 worth of damage was caused to his BMW car as a result of the incident.Local county councillor Liam Doherty arrived on the scene and was informed of the incident by Mr McHugh. Mr McHugh said he has informed the council of the matter.He said he will now pursue the matter through his insurance.MAN CHEATS INJURY AFTER STREET LAMP COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HIS CAR was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:childrenconvoyfallPaul McHughstreet lamplast_img read more

COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL

first_imgCOMPETITION: Management at The Mount Errigal hotel have teamed up with Donegal Daily to give ONE lucky reader the chance to win TWO free tickets to see the hilarious Tommy Tiernan.Tommy Tiernan, will be performing his ‘Out of the Whirlwind – Tour of Donegal’ on the 4th of December at The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question and send your answers to carolynne@mounterrigal.com Which famous Irish TV comedy did Tommy Tiernan appear in a cameo role? TOMMY: Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Tommy is also starting to take some very exciting risks.Mannerless, profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny.  Part Chaos, part unplanned pregnancy, Tommy Tiernan’s new show “Out Of The Whirlwind” is a verbal and acrobatic descent into God knows what.” A wide eyed philosopher of love and life who performs as if appalled by the idea of being bland”  THE GUARDIAN Tickets priced €28.00 (inc booking fee) are on sale Thursday 1st October at 9am from local venues, www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.  Ticket B&B only €79pps call hotel to book 0749122700 or email info@mounterrigal.comwww.tommytiernan.comwww.aikenpromotions.com COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: September 28th, 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Help on way for Flomar Drive flooding problem

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 – There’s finally some light at the end of the pipe for the Flomar Drive storm drain problem that has lingered to some degree for decades.By the time the project is completed, nearly $1 million will be poured into the longstanding problem by the federal government and the county.In what could be the final funding piece in this long-term puzzle, the House of Representatives has included $95,000 for the project in the $30.5 billion appropriation for the Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Department. But it still awaits approval in the Senate.In addition, a company to design the project as soon as January should be hired, said Leon Yehuda, Whittier city engineer.“It is finally moving,” Yehuda said. “The next thing to do is start work.”A storm drain is needed to take water from Flomar as well as Carnell and Starbuck streets because the area tends to flood in heavy rains, Public Works Director David Mochizuki said.Now, there is just a culvert to take the water off the three streets. It goes behind the homes near the train tracks.But the drain is so small that when it rains, the water sometimes backs up onto Flomar Drive, Mochizuki said.“The water rises above curb levels and in some cases gets close to the homes,” he said.The new storm drain will be much larger, connect directly into the county system and won’t back up, Yehuda said.The project has been on the table for many years, but often met delays.Part of the holdup was caused by trying to determine which governmental agency would design and administer the contracts.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to design the project, but last week asked the city to do so because of having to deal with problems caused by Hurricane Katrina, Yehuda said.Now, Yehuda is waiting for the corps and the county Public Works Department to approve the paperwork requesting bids for the design contract.The county must approve the project because it will take over the drain once it’s completed, Yehuda said.Yehuda said he hopes that construction could start as early as the summer of 2006 and be completed before the next rainy season, he said.With the new federal money – included by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea – in the bill, the project now most likely is fully funded, Yehuda said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562)698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img read more

WERE YOU IN THE DIAMOND FOR THE RETURN OF OUR GAA HEROES? – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgIs it true there were more people in Donegal Town than there was in Kerry for their return? ALL PICS BY PAUL O’SULLIVANWERE YOU IN THE DIAMOND FOR THE RETURN OF OUR GAA HEROES? – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalGAApicture specialTHE DIAMONDlast_img read more

United seek solace away to unbeaten Chelsea in Premier league headline fixture

first_img Tags: premier leaguetop Chelsea vs Manchester UnitedStamford Bridge, LondonFriday, 20-10-2018 @02:30pmReferee: Mike DeanManchester United will travel to Stamford Bridge hoping their can record a victory that may kick-start their season. Jose Mourinho’s side have had a troubled start to the league that has seen them win only four of their first eight games. The task at hand at lunch time on Saturday can not get any harder as they come up against a Chelsea side that is still unbeaten this season and has defeated them (United) in all four of their last visits to the Bridge.Ahead of the clash, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is expected to recover from a groin problem and extend his ever-present league record this season. Ross Barkley is fit but Ethan Ampadu is ruled out by a knee injury sustained during Wales’ friendly defeat by Spain.For Manchester United’s Ander Herrera is likely to return from a three-match absence with an ankle injury. They will also will assess the fitness of Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot. Jesse Lingard is not expected to recover from a groin injury in time to face Chelsea.Chelsea’s solitary defeat in the past 16 Premier League meetings at Stamford Bridge came in October 2012 when they had two players sent off (W10, D5, L1). Manchester United haven’t won a competitive fixture away to Chelsea in six attempts since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, drawing once and losing five times. United have lost 18 Premier League games against Chelsea, more than versus any other side. The Blues and Brighton are the only clubs to have won more Premier League matches against United than they have lost. The Red Devils could win consecutive league matches against Chelsea for the first time since 2011.AFC Bournemouth vs SouthamptonVitality Stadium, BournemouthSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Lee ProbertBournemouth pair Ryan Fraser and Joshua King are fitness doubts because of respective hamstring and ankle issues. Charlie Daniels is nearing a return from a knee injury but will not be available this weekend.Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has recovered from the hamstring tightness that prompted his withdrawal from the recent England squad. Stuart Armstrong has overcome a calf problem, ensuring Southampton have a fully-fit squad.Bournemouth’s only league victory over Southampton in 11 attempts spanning 60 years came in March 2016; Steve Cook and Benik Afobe scored in a 2-0 Premier League home win.Southampton have lost just two of their last 14 games against Bournemouth in all competitions (W8, D4, L2).Cardiff City vs FulhamCardiff City Stadium, CardiffSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Kevin FriendFulham have not kept a clean sheet in their last 21 matches against Cardiff in all competitions, although they are unbeaten in the seven most recent meetings (W3, D4). Cardiff won the only two Premier League encounters between these sides, which came in the 2013-14 season. Both teams were relegated. The Bluebirds’ 3-1 win against the Cottagers on 8 March 2014 remains their most recent home victory in the top flight. None of the last 19 Premier League games between two newly-promoted clubs have ended in an away win (12 home wins, seven draws). The last such fixture won by the visitors was Leicester’s 1-0 victory at Burnley in April 2015.Cardiff’s Joe Ralls begins a three-game ban, although the midfielder may be sidelined beyond his suspension because of a chipped bone in his knee. A knee injury rules out Danny Ward, while fellow striker Gary Madine is doubtful with an illness. However, Aron Gunnarsson and Alex Smithies are both available.Tom Cairney remains absent for Fulham because of a lack of match fitness, while Joe Bryan is still sidelined by a hamstring injury. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is close to a return from a dislocated shoulder and will be assessed.Manchester City vs BurnelyEtihad Stadium, ManchesterSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Jonathan MossMan City will be out to solidify top spot in the league when the defending champions welcome Burnely at the Etihad Stadium. City currently sit top of the table on goal difference and with Chelsea up against United early in the day and Liverpool playing later, the Citizens may be out right leaders at the final whistle if they take care of Burnely on Saturday afternoon.Kevin de Bruyne is available for Manchester City after recovering from a knee injury, although it remains to be seen whether he is ready to start. Fabian Delph is back in contention after a month on the sidelines but Ilkay Gundogan is again ruled out.Fit-again Burnley midfielder Steven Defour could make his first league appearance since January. The Belgian, who has recovered from a knee injury, missed the Clarets’ last game for personal reasons. James Tarkowski is set to play despite withdrawing from England duty because of an ongoing groin problem, but Stephen Ward is out for several weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery.Manchester City have won four of their eight Premier League games against Burnley (D3, L1). The Clarets are winless in their last 14 league games away to City (D6, L8), with their last victory coming in a top-flight game at Maine Road in 1963. Burnley have only won one of the last 19 encounters in league and cup, a sequence spanning 43 years.Newcastle United vs Brighton and Hove AlbionSt. James Park, NewcastleSaturday, 20-10-2015 @05:00pmReferee: Andre MarrinerNewcastle go into the game having won only two of their past 10 league and cup matches against Brighton (D3, L5). However, Brighton have only scored once in their last five league away fixtures at Newcastle, which came in a 1-0 second tier win in March 1992.Magpies striker Salomon Rondon is again absent, along with Ciaran Clark, who suffered a thigh injury during training with the Republic of Ireland. Defender Paul Dummett returns after a two-match absence following a hamstring strain.Brighton will be without Davy Propper for several weeks due to the ankle problem he picked up against West Ham. Pascal Gross could return from a similar issue, but Dale Stephens and Gaetan Bong are both doubts.West Ham United vs Tottenham HotspursLondon Stadium, LondonSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Martin ArtkinsonWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has been declared fit despite still nursing an ongoing knee injury. Arthur Masuaku is expected to overcome an ankle problem, while striker Javier Hernandez could return after a five-match absence with a virus.Tottenham duo Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele are available again, while Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier should also be fit to feature. Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen all remain out.West Ham have won 14 Premier League games against Tottenham, which is their joint-highest tally against a specific opponent. Tottenham could win successive league matches at West Ham for the first time since August 2009. There have been 28 goals in the past eight meetings – 3.5 goals per game on average.Wolverhampton Wanderers vs WatfordMolineux Stadium, WolvesSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Lee MasonWith no fresh injury concerns, Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo could name the same starting XI for the ninth consecutive league game this season.Watford defenders Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas are both suspended. Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, who made his England debut against Spain on Monday, is a doubt with a knee problem. Daryl Janmaat and midfielder Tom Cleverley are still recovering from knee and Achilles injuries respectively but defender Marc Navarro is fit again.This is the first Premier League meeting – their only other top-flight clashes came in the 1983-84 season, with Wolves winning 5-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away. Eleven of the last 17 league meetings at Molineux have been draws, with Wolves winning five and losing just one.Huddersfield Town vs LiverpoolThe St. John Smith’s Stadium, West YorkshireSaturday, 20-10-2018 @07:30pmReferee: Mike OliverLiverpool go into Saturday’s late kick-off hoping to avoid going five games minus victory this season, having begun the season with seven consecutive victories. They have also failed to win any of their last six games against teams in the relegation zone, drawing two and losing four. However, the home side have not won in 12 Premier League games (D5, L7) – their longest winless league streak since 2000. They are also enduring their longest run without victory from the beginning of a top-flight season.Huddersfield pair Philip Billing and Isaac Mbenza should be available after ankle and knee injuries respectively. The Terriers remain without injured trio Tommy Smith, Terrence Kongolo and Danny Williams.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane picked up injuries on international duty and will be assessed. James Milner and Naby Keita are definitely ruled out because of hamstring problems.Huddersfield are without a win in the past 12 meetings in all competitions, drawing three and losing nine. They have failed to score in the last seven of those fixtures since a 1-1 draw at Anfield in April 1962. The Terriers managed just one shot on target in the two Premier League meetings last season. Liverpool need two goals to become the first club to score 100 top-flight goals against the Terriers.Everton vs Crystal PalaceGoodison Park, LiverpoolSunday, 21-10-2018 @06:00pmReferee: Anthony TaylorYerry Mina, Andre Gomes and James McCarthy could all be involved in some capacity as Everton welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Defender Mina and midfielder Gomes have yet to make their Toffees debuts following their deadline-day moves from Barcelona due to respective foot and hamstring injuries, but both have returned to full training. So, too, has McCarthy, who has been sidelined since suffering a horrific double leg break in January, but fellow midfielder Idrissa Gueye is a doubt after injuring his ankle while on Senegal duty during the international break.Wilfried Zaha faces a late fitness test on an adductor injury before Sunday’s game. Max Meyer and Alexander Sorloth will similarly be given time to recover from viral infections. Christian Benteke is recovering from surgery on his knee, Joel Ward has a muscular injury, and Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are short of match fitness following long-term knee injuries.Everton are unbeaten in seven Premier League games against Crystal Palace (P7 W3 D4 L0) since a 3-2 defeat at Goodison Park in September 2014. Crystal Palace have won more away Premier League games against Everton than against any other side (4), though they’ve won none of their last three there (D2 L1). 15% of the goals scored in Premier League matches between Everton and Crystal Palace have been penalties (7 of 48) – the joint-highest percentage of any fixture in the competition to have seen at least 40 goals (level with Arsenal vs Stoke). Everton have lost 11 of their last 14 Premier League games played on a Sunday (W1 D2 L11), with their solitary victory in that run coming against Watford last November (3-2). Everton are looking to record three consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since January 2017 – with the third win in that run coming at home against Crystal Palace.Arsenal vs Leicester CityEmirates Stadium, LondonMonday, 22-10-2018 @10:00pmReferee: Chris KavanaghArsenal will go into Monday night’s game hoping to make it a perfect 10 wins in as many games when they host a Leicester City side that has lost half of their first eight games including a 2-1 loss at home to Everton in their last game.Mesut Ozil has returned to full training following a back spasm while Danny Welbeck has also shrugged off a hamstring injury that ruled him out the international break with England. Sokratis Papastathopoulos (ankle) and Petr Cech (hamstring) will both face late fitness tests ahead of Monday’s encounter but centre-backs Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are still sidelined. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is back in contention for the first time since fracturing his leg against Manchester City.For the visitors, Ben Chilwell has returned fit but Wes Morgan is suspended after his red card against Everton, while Demarai Gray (ankle) and Matty James (Achilles) are injured.Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester City (P12 W11 D1 L0), winning the last 11 in a row. In all competitions, Leicester are winless in their last 25 visits to Arsenal (P25 W0 D6 L19) since winning 2-0 in the top-flight in September 1973. Arsenal’s 11-game home winning run in the top-flight against Leicester is their second best in their history – their best run is 13 in a row against Stoke City between 1983 and 2018. Arsenal are looking to win 10 consecutive games in all competitions for the sixth time in their history, and first since a run of 12 ending in October 2007. Leicester have won two of their last three Premier League away games – as many as they had in their previous 11 on the road (W2 D1 L8). However, the Foxes are winless in their last seven league games in London (D3 L4) since beating West Ham in March 2017.Comments last_img read more

Learning made fun for children

first_imgSong and dance are used to teach kids how to use and handle paraffin. (Image: Engen)Paraffin, one of the main sources of fuel for cooking and heating used by disadvantaged people, is to blame for many disasters, such as children drinking it and fires caused by paraffin stoves.Engen KlevaKidz educates rural and township communities about safe handling and storage of paraffin. A national campaign running from 31 August to 11 September is a mobile educational stage drama that is travelling through Mpumalanga.Over the duration of the campaign, it will visit 20 schools in disadvantaged communities, where household use of paraffin is widespread and paraffin-related accidents are common. These include Hammanskraal, Pankop, Phake Rebone Village and Mmametlhake.Launched in 2008, Engen KlevaKidz has reached 139 643 learners in 391 schools. This year, the campaign is visiting 100 new schools across the country.“As the name suggests, the KlevaKidz campaign delivers its empowering safety message through edutainment, including what to do in an emergency,” said Tasneem Sulaiman-Bray, Engen’s general manager for corporate affairs.Engen commissioned research in 2011 on the awareness of children before and after seeing Engen KlevaKidz. It found that awareness improved from 24% to 90% and changed the behaviour of more than 80% of participants.“It is heartening to see such an important message becoming so entrenched,” she added.BEWARE THE DANGERS OF PARAFFINEngen KlevaKidz uses a television quiz show format as a vehicle for relaying the message, which is combined with a catchy jingle – a useful vehicle to help children remember important messages.Through this format it raises awareness of the dangers associated with handling and storing paraffin and how to prevent accidents.“Over the years of Engen’s involvement in paraffin safety we have become aware that children aged eight to 13 are often the primary daytime caregivers of their younger brothers and sisters. It is with this in mind that we target them with the message of safety,” said Mntu Nduvane, Engen’s corporate social investment manager.“We have found edutainment to be a powerful medium to stimulate children’s imagination. What is even more rewarding is to hear children of four years old still singing the paraffin safety jingle afterwards.”last_img read more

EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetual

first_imgPERPETUAL 57 – Eze 14, Dagangon 11, Coronel 9, Pido 6, Ylagan 4, Clemente 3, Hao 3, Sadiwa 3, Mangalino 2, Tamayo 2, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 19-12, 33-27, 43-39, 61-57. PH slips past Singapore, returns to SEA Games basketball final For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Jack Hao and Rommel Mangalino still kept the Altas in the game, cutting the deficit to two, 59-57 with 9.4 ticks remaining, but Munsayac drained two more free throws to ice the game for good.“I’m relieved because I told them that we need to overcome close games like this. We can’t settle for moral victories now,” said Sison. “At least, we’ll come into the second round that we’re confident that we can win.”Prince Eze topped Perpetual (3-6) with 14 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks, while Gab Dagangon had 11 markers and seven boards, but committed five of the Altas’ 19 turnovers.The Scores:EAC 61 – Onwubere 21, Munsayac 16, Garcia 8, Bugarin 4, Diego 3, Mendoza 3, Bautista 2, Pascua 2, Tampoc 2, Corilla 0, Guzman 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Munsayac also went for 16 markers, three assists, and two boards, while Jerome Garcia had eight points and six rebounds in the win.“To be honest, we gave our hearts in this game. Since this is the last game in the first round, I told the players that we cannot allow them to beat us so we really have to win this game,” said coach Ariel Sison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGarcia drilled a three at the 4:52 mark of the payoff period to put EAC up, 50-47, but that proved to be the last field goal for the Generals, who showing  poise from the line with their 11-of-12 clip.Perpetual’s three costly turnovers in the final minute also helped EAC’s cause as Munsayac put his crew ahead, 59-52. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College eked out a 61-57 victory over Perpetual to end the first round of NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on a winning note Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sidney Onwubere willed the Generals twith 21 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists as they stopped their three-game skid to rise to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more