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Teen slapped with B&E charges

first_imgEighteen-year-old Fiaze Mohammed found himself before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with two charges of breaking and entering.The first charge against Mohammed stated that on September 9, 2018 at Campbellville, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Toolsie Persaud and stole $10,000; US$1000 and Cdn$1000, which amounted to $370,000 in local currency.The other charge stated that on the same date and location, the teen broke and entered the dwelling of Persaud and stole one Samsung J7 Prime cellular phone valued $70,000 along with one Samsung J7 Pro cellular phone valued $65,000, property of Trisha Persaud. The teen denied the charges.Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application, told the court that the teen had no previous charges laid against him.According to facts presented in court, on September 9, 2018, the Virtual Complainants (VCs) secured their valuables and left their home to attend a church function. However, about 03:30h when they arrived home, they discovered the items missing. A report was made to the Police, and an investigation was launched. This led to the arrest of the teen.According to the prosecution’s case, the teen in an oral statement admitted the offence, and was later charged.No objections to bail were made by Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris. Magistrate Latchman released the teen on $250,000 bail for each charge. The case will continue on October 29, 2018.last_img read more

Andy Murray Will Do ‘Great Job’ at Davis Cup, Says British Captain

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. andy murraydavis cupGerard PiqueGreat Britain First Published: November 18, 2019, 8:00 AM IST Madrid: Andy Murray will do a “great job” when he continues his comeback from injury at next week’s inaugural Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, British captain Leon Smith said on Sunday.The former world number one claimed his first ATP title since 2017 last month in Antwerp to raise hopes that he could return to the top of the game despite needing career-saving hip surgery earlier this year. Murray, who inspired Britain to the 2015 Davis Cup title, will line up alongside his older brother Jamie, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Neal Skupski at the Caja Magica.”Andy feels great,” said Smith. “He’s obviously extremely happy to be back in tennis.”He’s training unbelievably hard to get back to his best position, with great focus.”If he’s picked to play, then I know he will do a great job on the court. That’s not ego, that’s confidence of course.”He’s still a very good tennis player, he’s pushing (the other) guys ahead. And at the same time, you realise what he’s gone through.”Britain, who were handed a wildcard for the first tournament since the old World Group was scrapped, will be favourites to progress from a Group E which also features Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.The teams will face off in two best-of-three-set singles matches in each tie, with one doubles rubber.”We are very lucky to have three very good singles players and really good doubles options,” added Smith, who is expected to choose either British number one Evans or Edmund to partner Murray, now ranked 125th.”So I’ve got a few things to ponder in the next couple of days, but it’s a good situation to be in.”It wasn’t that long ago that it wasn’t like this and the guys all stepped up even though they were ranked 270, 300, 400… Beating guys 30th, 60th in the world.”That’s why you have to respect any opposition.”Russia get the finals, revamped by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique’s Kosmos company, underway on Monday against reigning champions Croatia.But the Russians have been weakened by the withdrawal of world number four Daniil Medvedev, who has been struggling with exhaustion after a gruelling season that saw him reach six consecutive finals.Croatia are missing the injured Marin Cilic, while the tournament will have to launch its new format without Roger Federer, who decided not to play.Novak Djokovic and home favourite Rafael Nadal have committed themselves to the event, although the Spaniard has been struggling with an abdominal injury in recent weeks.But his captain Sergi Bruguera insisted the 19-time Grand Slam champion wants to take part.”The truth is that he’s in a great moment,” said Bruguera. “He is doing well and is eager to compete.”The other ties on Monday see Belgium take on Colombia, who never played in the World Group, while Italy face Canada. last_img read more

Staples For Students Supports Hatch Day With Jennifer Hudson

first_imgAcademy and Grammy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson and sister Julia Hudson help celebrate the Julian D. King Gift Foundation’s Hatch Day with support from Staples for Students and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.Jennifer and Julia HudsonCredit/Copyright: Alex GoykhmanStaples, Inc. announced that it funded 115 local classroom projects in Chicago, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to Think It Up, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping to create a culture of excitement about learning everywhere in America. This fall, Think It Up, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, will launch a platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in classrooms across the country.In addition to flash funding 115 STEM projects on DonorsChoose.org, Staples for Students and the Entertainment Industry Foundation helped fund school supplies for thousands of students in honor of Hatch Day and Jennifer’s nephew Julian D. King.“Since its inception, Hatch Day has always been about celebrating Julian and honoring his passion for learning by providing families in need with basic school supplies, allowing those children to share his love for education,” said Jennifer Hudson, co-founder with her sister Julia of the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. “I’m so grateful to Think It Up and Staples for joining us in this mission and providing essential tools to teachers and students of Chicago to excel.”Since its founding in 2000, DonorsChoose.org has helped fund more than 236,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 14 million students. Today, in Chicago, Staples fully funded every STEM project on DonorsChoose.org in the Chicago Public School District. STEM education creates critical thinkers and enables the next generation of innovators. More than $95,000 was donated to help 96 teachers fulfill classroom needs and reached 12,037 students across 59 schools in the Chicago Public School District.“We’re thrilled to fund 115 STEM projects in the Chicago Public School District and to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Think It Up initiative and DonorsChoose.org to ensure classrooms have the supplies and resources they need,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online, Staples. “Through our Staples for Students program, we’re proud to build on our rich history of supporting education with our $10 million pledge that will make a difference in America’s classrooms.”A recent survey conducted by Staples found almost three-quarters of parents agree that teachers in their communities inspire their students. Additionally, the survey revealed that 76% agree that a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms.“We are so grateful to Staples for their support of teachers and students through Think It Up,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Their incredible gesture today will ensure that Chicago teachers won’t have to dig as deep into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies, and that students will have the materials they need to start the school year right.”The flash funding in Chicago is part of Staples’ $10 million pledge to Think It Up which will inspire students to pursue their passions by working on collaborative learning projects. To help support the Think It Up movement, customers can donate one dollar at a Staples store near them or visit www.thinkitup.org to learn more.“Think It Up is excited to collaborate with Staples in helping Jennifer continue Julian’s love of education by providing support to students and teachers in Chicago. EIF is grateful to Staples for joining Think It Up as its lead corporate donor, and helping the Chicago Public School District get the school year off to a terrific start illustrates how deeply committed the company is to ensuring students and teachers have what they need to create learning experiences that make a genuine impact and prepare students for future success,” said Lisa Paulsen, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.Win a $50,000 Scholarship and VIP Red Carpet ExperienceFans can enter the #StaplesforStudents sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship and a VIP Red Carpet Experience. Fifty lucky winners will fly to Los Angeles with a friend to attend a star-studded Think It Up event. One lucky grand prize winner will win the trip to Los Angeles and a $50,000 scholarship.Visit www.staples.com/scholarship to learn about different ways to earn entries and increase chances of winning, including making an in-store purchase, sending a tweet, signing up for e-mail and more. Entries must be submitted before 11:59PM ET on Aug. 22 and participants must be 13 years or older.last_img read more