A mother of four was in the wee hours of Monday stabbed to death by her husband who almost decapitated her in front of eyewitnesses in Richmond Hill, New York, USA.Dead is Rajwantie Basdeo of South Jamaica, Queens, New York and formerly of Lot 250 6th Street, Foulis, East Coast Demerara.Dead: Rajwantie BasdeoHer husband, Prem Rampersaud, 50, was arrested after committing the heinous crime.Based on reports received, the jealous man attacked his wife shortly after midnight at the corner of 103rd Avenue and 124th Street, slapping and choking her before pulling out a knife and stabbing her several times.After stabbing the woman, the suspect attempted to cut off her neck which was witnessed by persons traversing the streets who immediately alerted the Police.Basdeo was rushed to the Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead.The suspect who was arrested in proximity to the murder scene told homicide detectives that his wife arrived in the US less than a year ago and he later found out that she was having a relationship with a man she met online.He admitted that he purchased a long kitchen knife and waited for her to leave work on Sunday evening. The Police have since retrieved the knife believed to be the murder weapon. Rampersaud was on Monday morning charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Leila Basdeo, mother of the dead woman, when contacted told Guyana Times that the two always shared a rocky relationship, noting that at one time her daughter wanted to leave him but remained in the relationship because of the children.In tears, the mother related that her daughter and the suspect have been married for the past 30 years. “She marry he when she was just 14… but she does always complain that he does beat she,” the mother related.She further stated that both Rampersaud and Basdeo visited the United States before and this was their second time in that country. She explained that her daughter went back in October but he only returned three weeks ago.“He nah bin ah get place to stay, but when he do get the place, she booked he ticket and he went over… they use to stay separately, but she does carry food fuh he,” the grieving woman stated.While she could not say what occurred, she recalled that she was at home on Monday morning and at about 6:30h, she received a phone call from the woman’s son-in-law.She was asked to visit their home, which was a strange request given the time in the morning. Upon arriving she was given the devastating news. “All they tell me is that meh only daughter get stab and she dead…”The now dead woman was reportedly taking care of a few relatives and was heading home when she was attacked and killed.Investigations into the murder are continuing.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United have become favourites to sign Danny Ings after holding talks with Burnley about a summer deal. Liverpool are also keen on the striker but Louis van Gaal is confident of trumping their rivals. (Daily Mail)Manchester United and Chelsea have been encouraged to make a summer bid for Nathaniel Clyne after the England right-back was dropped on Saturday by Southampton and then described himself as “flattered by the interest from the big clubs”. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United’s chances of holding onto David De Gea have been significantly boosted after Carlo Ancelotti revealed he doesn’t want Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. (Metro)Ashley Young is willing to take a pay cut to stay at Manchester United on a long-term deal. United chief executive Ed Woodward is due to hold contract talks with representatives of the resurgent winger over the coming weeks. (Daily Mirror)Lazio are prepared to rival West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham for the signature of Manchester United outcast Javier Hernandez. Lazio have made an official offer for the Mexican international and will learn United’s response in the coming weeks. (Daily Star)Manchester City are prepared to offload as many as six of the team who helped to secure the Premier League title last season with the club’s hierarchy losing patience with Manuel Pellegrini’s underperforming squad. The likes of Yaya Touré, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Gaël Clichy, Aleksandar Kolarov and Stevan Jovetic could all be sold this summer. (Daily Telegraph)And Manchester City are weighing up a summer bid for Tottenham’s Danny Rose as part of their summer rebuilding plans. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Man United heading for title charge under Van Gaal next season, claims CarragherExclusive – Manchester City are ‘gone’, claims Jamie CarragherTransfer update! Roma latest club linked with Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham targetNo West Ham return! Carlos Tevez rules out move back to EnglandReports – Monaco eye summer move for Chelsea’s French flopPaulo Dybala latest: Inter Milan join the race for Arsenal targetLiverpool target Samir Handanovic insists his Inter Milan future is uncertain
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig with Depity Pringle and locals on the island’s pier.Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig and Thomas Pringle TD were given a warm welcome when they arrived on Tory Island on Friday.The public representatives met with locals on issues of concern to the islanders.They heard concerns in relation to water supply, infrastructure, tourism and development of the island. The summer season has been a particularly challenging one for the island community because of the poor weather having an impact on the number of tourists visiting the island.“We look forward to working with the island community to assist with the ongoing development of the island.“We would like to thank the islanders for the invitation and the invitation to return again for future discussions,” said Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig and Deputy Pringle.PRINGLE AND Mac GIOLLA EASBUIG TRAVEL TO HEAR ISLANDERS’ CONCERNS was last modified: August 2nd, 2015 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:donegalTory Island
Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cupcrested cranes The Crested Cranes defeated Kenya in the first game (Photo by FUFA Media)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2018Ethiopia vs UgandaStade de Kigali, RwandaSaturday, 21-07-2018The Crested Cranes will return to action in the CECAFA Women’s Championship on Saturday when they take on Ethiopia.Having defeated Kenya 1-0 in the first game, Faridah Bulega and her girls will be hoping they can maintain their winning momentum by winning their second consecutive game.“It is not going to be easy against Ethiopia, said Bulega ahead of the game.“Having beaten Kenya, Ethiopia will come knowing we are a strong side and they will try to make it so difficult for us but we will be ready and after the first win, the girls will be optimistic they can win again.This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the Ethiopians defeated Uganda 4-1 in the 2016 losers’ match in Jinja.The other fixture today will see Kenya take on Tanzania in the late kick-off.After Ethiopia, Uganda will then take on Tanzania on Monday in the round robin tournament before a date with Rwanda next Wednesday.CECAFA remaining fixtures:Saturday, July 21-Ethiopia vs. Uganda – 2:00 pm-Kenya vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm*Sunday, July 22: Rest DayMonday, July 23-Uganda vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pm-Rwanda vs. Ethiopia – 5:15 pm*Tuesday, July 24: Rest DayWednesday, July 25-Kenya vs. Ethiopia – 3:00 pm-Uganda vs. Rwanda – 5:15 pm*Thursday, July 26: Rest DayFriday, July 27-Ethiopia vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pmRwanda vs. Kenya 5:15 pmComments
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue says Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action to tackle the serious fodder crisis affecting farmers across the country. Deputy McConalogue says the Minister’s failure to address the situation has had a direct impact on the severe conditions affecting farms.“Despite warnings from my party and farm organisations as far back as September last year, the Minister ignored farmers and failed to take any concrete action to address the situation. As the bad weather continued through the winter, it increased pressure on fodder stocks as animals were being kept indoors and feed was being used up. Now that the crisis has reached emergency levels, it is not acceptable for the Minister to continue with his hands-off approach”, said Deputy McConalogue. “Even this morning on Morning Ireland the Minister seemed to contradict himself. On the one hand he said there was enough fodder stock in the country, but then admitted that fodder may have to be imported. The reality on the ground is that moves are already underway to bring in fodder from other countries – Dairygold is expecting its first delivery tomorrow.“Minister Creed needs to get on top of the situation and ensure that his Department begins co-ordinating the transport and importation of fodder so that it gets to those who need it promptly. A fodder voucher scheme must also be introduced so that farmers can receive financial help to afford to buy the fodder they need to get through the next few weeks. Many simply don’t have the finances after an exceptionally long winter to meet the cost of buying in additional fodder.“I have also contacted the Chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee seeking an emergency meeting with Minister Creed so that he can outline a clear plan to deal with this crisis. This situation was forecast more than 6 months ago, but as a result of the Minister’s refusal to act, we are now in an emergency situation. Farms are under threat and the Minister has a responsibility to act”.TD: “Out of touch Minister needs to act on fodder crisis” was last modified: April 4th, 2018 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:charlie mc conaloguefarmersfodderminister creed
In a barren lime quarry on an island about 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town, a group of political prisoners built a university in the 1960s – not of bricks and mortar, but of intellectual debate carried out despite the attentions of the warders keeping the men imprisoned. Spearheaded by Nelson Mandela, the institution became known as the “Robben Island University” and allowed prisoners to lecture on their respective areas of expertise and debate wide-ranging topics including homosexuality and Marxism, author Anthony Sampson wrote in Mandela: The Authorised Biography. Mandela was sent to Robben Island after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government at the Rivonia Trial on 12 June 1964. He spent the next 18 years of his 27-year incarceration there. He was placed in a 2.4-by-2.1-metre cell with nothing but a straw mat to sleep on and the gruelling job of breaking rocks into gravel, until he was reassigned to the island’s lime quarry in January 1965. Although the prison’s commanding officer, Colonel Wessels, informed the political prisoners they would only work on the quarry for six months, the term extended to 13 years. “The authorities never explained why we had been taken from the courtyard to the quarry,” Mandela wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “It was an attempt to crush our spirits.‘Spirit of a university’ “But those first few weeks at the quarry had the opposite effect on us,” he wrote. “Despite blistered and bleeding hands, we were invigorated.” The prisoners had to work outdoors in the isolated lime quarry where, when left to themselves, they discussed their different views and taught each other what they knew, year after year, according to the Nobel Prize website www.nobelprize.org. “Mandela wanted the spirit of a university to reign, and regular lectures were arranged in secrecy.” In his Memoirs, Ahmed Kathrada wrote: “The single advantage of being sent to Robben Island was the education it offered to many of the early inmates in particular.” Students of the “university” included prominent political prisoners of the time, including Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and Harry Gwala, as well as the Communist Party’s Mac Maharaj, Umkhonto weSizwe high command member Laloo Chiba, Treason Trialist Wilton Mkwayi and the Liberal Party’s Eddie Daniels. “At the quarry we were better placed,” Maharaj said in a 2002 interview with author Padraig O’Malley, who wrote Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa. “We could talk in little clusters as we were working, and at lunch time when we dispersed to sit in the shed and get our food, we were able to talk in a larger body,” Maharaj recalled. “We reached a point where we were just not working at all, we would just go there and go stick our spade into the ground and use that as almost a seat to lean on, like a golfer’s seat, and we would re-form, stand around and start having classes, be it history, be it Xhosa, be it English, and the warders would come and try and urge us, push us to work, and we would turn and just take the pick and dig two or three blows and stand.”‘Making use of well-disposed warders’ Initially categorised as a Class D prisoner, the lowest class, Mandela was only allowed a visit and letter every six months; communication was difficult in these circumstances, and Mandela quickly realised that fair-minded, even sympathetic, warders were a useful weapon. “The most important person in any prisoner’s life is not the minister of justice, not the commissioner of prisons, not even the head of prison, but the warder in one’s section,” he wrote in Long Walk to Freedom. “Because it was useful to have warders who were well-disposed towards us, I often asked certain men to make overtures to selected warders.” One warder in particular presented a challenge, as he supervised the quarry where the prisoners held their lectures and “seemed particularly hostile” towards the men. “This was troublesome, for at the quarry we would hold discussions among ourselves, and a warder who did not permit us to talk was a great hindrance.” One of Mandela’s fellow prisoners was tasked with befriending the warder so that he would not interrupt the talks at the quarry. “The strategy worked, for this warder became less wary around us. He even began to ask questions about the ANC [African National Congress],” Mandela wrote. “By definition, if a man worked for the prison service he was probably brainwashed by the government’s propaganda. He would have believed that we were terrorists and communists who wanted to drive the white man into the sea. “But as we quietly explained to him our non-racialism, our desire for equal rights and our plans for the redistribution of wealth, he scratched his head and said, ‘It makes more bloody sense than the Nats [the then ruling Nationalist Party]’.” Mandela also studied Afrikaans as a way of building mutual respect with the warders. Conditions on Robben Island began to improve marginally from 1967, with black inmates allowed to wear trousers rather than shorts, games such as draughts and chess being permitted, and the quality of food improving. By 1975, Mandela had been promoted to a Class A prisoner, which allowed him more visits and letters; it was also during this year that he began his autobiography, which was later smuggled to London but remained unpublished. When several pages were discovered by prison warders, his study privileges were revoked for four years, and he could only resume his LLB studies in 1980. He was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town in April 1982. SAinfo reporter
Related Posts More Noise to Signal. rob cottingham 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Jolie O’Dell sparked a fascinating thread on marketing to geek women – specifically, marketing cutesy pink stuff to them.Okay, so maybe there is a long-tail market for Barbie’s Dream Server Farm. But my experience in shopping for consumer electronics says there’s plenty of room for folks who sell technology of all kinds to get a little more savvy on how gender relations have changed.I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked into tech stores with Alex and had the salesman (I use that word advisedly) glom onto me… despite the fact that Alex is the household video, audio and telecommunications geek. Some get it after a few not-too-subtle hints (Alex: “Now is that true MEMC 240Hz, or just scanning backlight?” me: “TV’s hard! (giggle)”), but a surprising number of them can’t seem to resist directing their pitch exclusively to me.I’d like to think times have changed from the days when cars were sold to women on the basis of how many cupholders they had. (The cars, not the women.) But I wonder. Tags:#Cartoons#web
RIM Teams Up With Microsoft for Cloud Service, Says No to Other Devices on BlackBerry Enterprise Server
RIM announced yesterday BlackBerry Office 365, a hosted version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. According to The Register, the service will be hosted by RIM in its own data centers, but will be part of the forthcoming Microsoft Office 365 offering. Mary Jo Foley confirmed with Microsoft that BlackBerry Office 365, which will be available in late 2011, is replacing Microsoft’s existing BES hosting service. Microsoft stated in a blog post that the hosted BES service will be free for new Exchange Online customers, but didn’t specify what would happen to existing customers.Jim Tobin, RIM’s senior vice-president for software and business services, told Reuters that RIM does not plan to open BES platform to non-BlackBerry devices such as iPhones. “That doesn’t close the door to later bridging out into other things, but it’s not the right focus for us right now,” Tobin said.Although Microsoft and RIM are in competition, the two companies have an important partnership. Microsoft’s hosted services are in competition with Google Apps, and Redmond needs to offer value-added services. RIM, meanwhile, is challenged by consumer devices such as iPhones and Android phones arriving in the enterprise. Android and iOS devices can already sync with Exchange via ActiveSync.RIM has also begun to roll out many of its enterprise features to consumers, demonstrating that the consumerization of IT flows both ways. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Here are 8 observations about high performing sales organizations:Manage with Proper Metrics – High performing sales forces use a proper balance of activity metrics, outcome metrics, and financial metrics to measure results. They aren’t too heavy on lagging indicators, and they don’t believe activity tells the whole story.Use a Dynamic, Agile Sales Process – The highest performing sales forces have the ability to make decisions inside a structured sales process that changes to match accelerating, disruptive change. They are focused on outcomes, not inflexible rules.Create a Coaching Culture – The sales team members receive formal and informal coaching as the primary method to grow and develop their mindsets and skill sets. Everyone gets coaching, regardless of their level or tenure.Create Compelling, Differentiated Value – Ability to apply and execute company strategy and knows how to create compelling, differentiated value for their clients. They create a strong preference for themselves and their solution.Accountability for Results – Every team member is accountable for producing results and has a clear direction on what those results are, as well as the strategy for their attainment. The sales leaderships holds their sales force accountable, and they are accountable to their sales force in arming them to succeed.Build a Hunter’s Culture – High Performing Sales Organizations have a hunter culture that reinforces and rewards opportunity creation and opportunity capture. No one ever closes anything that they don’t first open. High performing sales organizations focus on creating opportunities.Peer and Trusted Advisor Role – High performing sales organizations focus on developing the sales force to possess the business acumen and situational knowledge of a peer and the ability to deliver tailored insights to their clients and prospects.Have a Cadence – The best sales forces use as regular, disciplined meeting cadence that includes a mix of short term and long term goals and KPIs. They practice territory and account reviews, pipeline reviews, opportunity reviews, and sales call plans and reviews.