Motorcyclist dies in Lethem accident

first_imgA 24-year-old man is now dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup vehicle while crossing a single lane bridge in Central Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The accident occurred on Monday sometime aroundDead: Sylvester De Mendonca21:20h on the St Ignatius Village Bridge.Dead is Sylvester Junior De Mendonca of Lot 41 Lethem, Central Rupununi.Guyana Times understands that prior to the accident, De Mendonca was allegedly seen consuming alcohol with friends in St Ignatius Village. After some time, the group of young men left the village, heading to Lethem during which the accident occurred.It was reported that the young man was riding an unregistered motorcycle reportedly at a fast rate, heading in the northern direction, when he failed to stop upon approaching the St Ignatius Bridge, which can only accommodate one vehicle at a time.Reports are a pick-up truck, bearing registration number PJJ 7485, which was proceedings in the southern direction, was already on the bridge which caused DeThe accident scene on Monday night on the St Ignatius BridgeMendonca to collide with the right front side of the vehicle.As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist lost control and fell onto the bridge, sustaining severe injuries including a fractured skull.The young man was pronounced dead by a doctor at the scene. His body was subsequently removed and taken to the Lethem Public Hospital Mortuary, awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the 45-year-old driver of the pick-up vehicle, who is said to be a regional contractor of St Ignatius, has since been taken into Police custody assisting with the investigations.last_img read more


first_imgMORE THAN 500 people attended a rally in Letterkenny today in protest at cuts in last week’s budget.“The introduction of a tax on the family home with cuts in child benefit will cause hardship to many,” said Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay spokesperson Francis McCafferty.“These are huge burdens that many simply will not be able to bear while the cut in the Household Benefit package reeks of the most scrooge-like meanness: a tiny saving from the most disadvantaged in our society.”“We won’t accept this. We did not pay the Household Charge and we will not pay Property Tax. This is the most effective weapon we have against this assault on our living standards.” TD Thomas Pringle also addressed the rally.He said people needed to stand up to the Government over the cuts.500 PEOPLE ATTEND ANTI-AUSTERITY RALLY was last modified: December 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:500 PEOPLE ATTEND ANTI-AUSTERITY RALLYlast_img read more

Bormann’s Late Goal Gives Women’s Soccer First Home Win of 2018

first_img PDF Box Score Preview Drake finished with 17 shots to just five by Western Illinois, including a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal. Stone tallied four saves. Horner used 21 different players on Sunday afternoon with the tough playing conditions as several Bulldogs played their first significant minutes. Following Sunday’s game, Drake closes its non-conference slate at Omaha Wednesday evening. First kick with the Mavericks in Omaha, Neb. is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Bulldogs open league play at Valparaiso on Sept. 22.Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Story Links Listen Live Watch Live “We knew we were going to have to use more players in today’s game with the heat, and felt players like Tawny Carroll, Ali Burke, and Megan Valenzuela gave us really good minutes,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “We were in control for long stretches of the game, but didn’t convert our early chances. Different than Thursday night, we put in very good crosses and had organized runs in the box. Linda and Vanessa have the ability to get more assists this season with the amount of times they get on the ball in wide areas. Both assists came from service delivered behind WIU’s backline, which is so difficult to defend. Conversely, we left ourselves exposed by under-hitting a ball into the box and getting countered. We were pleased with our team’s response to their equalizer.  We aren’t yet a finished product, but we keep getting better.  We are at a spot where we need to be eager to earn the next shutout and gain confidence from our crossing and finishing today. We get one more prep game at UNO before we start MVC play, so we will look to build momentum going into Sunday’s game at Valparaiso.” DES MOINES, Iowa – Sophomore Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa) scored her first goal of the season in the 83rd minute (8:44) for the Drake University women’s soccer team in a 2-1 win over Western Illinois Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16 in hot and humid conditions at the Cownie Soccer Complex. It was an even battle between the two teams with nearly identical statistics in the opening period. Drake had four shots on goal while Western Illinois had three. Allison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) led the Bulldogs’ attack with two shots on goal just minutes apart, including one that required a jumping punch save by the Leathernecks’ goalkeeper. Drake (3-6-0), earned its first home win of 2018, courtesy of Bormann, who missed the first four games of the year due to injury. After Western Illinois (2-5-1) evened the score at 1-1 in the 76th minute, Bormann played a dangerous cross from Vanessa Kavan (Lincoln, Neb.) and buried it near post to put Drake back in front. Next Game: at Omaha 9/19/2018 – 7 PM Western Illinois’ goal came after Emily Bollman got past the Bulldogs’ backline and fired a shot at goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.). Stone made a great diving save on Bollman’s shot, but couldn’t corral the ball as Amy Andrews streaked in and sent the loose ball into the back of the net. The Leathernecks pushed for the equalizer for the second time on the day, but the Bulldogs’ defense held firm as they snapped a two-match losing streak. Live Stats Tawny Carroll (Streamwood, Ill.) scored the match’s first goal right out of halftime. Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) sent a beautiful cross from the near side into the box that bounced once and Carroll pounced on it, blasting it in for her first goal of the season.last_img read more

Moviemaker Ian Gabriel tells South African stories

first_imgIan Gabriel, director of the critically acclaimed film Four Corners, features in the second episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, to air on SABC2 on Sunday 22 June at 9pm.Gabriel is playing his part for South Africa as one of the nation’s most prolific commercials directors, working locally and internationally in Europe, North America, Asia and the rest of Africa. His combination of storytelling and performance, with his distinctive visual style is a defining quality of his work. (Image: Ian Gabriel)There are thematic links between Ian Gabriel’s two films, Forgiveness and Four Corners. The latter is about family trying to get beyond the past to make a new life. The former deals with apartheid and the difficulty of reconciliation.Gabriel is equally at home directing off-the-cuff, slice-of-life observation as he is bringing the human touch to celebrity talent. His work with jazz greats Miriam Makeba and Abdullah Ibrahim, political icons Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, football star Cristiano Ronaldo, actress Charlize Theron, world champion long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie, among others, is testament to his ability to achieve outstanding performances from actors, characters, musicians, sports heroes and political figures.Watch the Four Corners trailer: First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for freelast_img read more

Most drivers still unsure about the benefits of self-driving

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… David Curry Related Posts Opinions on self-driving cars appear to be moving slowly towards acceptance, though the vast majority in Klashwerks ‘2017 State of Driving survey’ either don’t know enough or won’t be purchasing an autonomous vehicle in the near future.44 percent of respondents said they needed more information before making a decision on self-driving, 19 percent said they are cool but wouldn’t purchase one, 17 percent said they’re terrifying, and 12.5 percent think they are all hype.See Also: Ford to skip Level 3 autonomy to keep sleepy drivers happyOnly five percent of respondents said they would be looking to purchase one as soon as they are available, although it doesn’t look like ownership will be an option from some providers. An additional two percent said they have never heard of self-driving cars.38 percent said they would drive in a self-driving car, while 24 percent said they would not and 37 percent said they don’t know. In a follow-up question, 84 percent said it would be ‘depressing’ to live in a car, one of the possible outcomes of an autonomous vehicle that can charge for free on electricity.That is not as disappointing as other general car surveys. Most surveys show ambivalence towards cars that can control themselves, despite drivers having no qualms with better safety features in their cars and more opportunities to multitask.Earlier in the survey, 50 percent of drivers admitted to being on the phone while driving. More than 35 percent were tempted to make/eat food or check emails and texts. Drivers seem unaware of how self-driving cars would allow them to do much more inside the car, 33 percent said they were content with sitting in silence and reflecting.Self-driving is still a very young technology, not available or even noticeable in most parts of the world. The deployment of thousands of self-driving cars by General Motors next year and Google’s rumored self-driving taxi service might bring more consumers into the fold. Tags:#2017 State of Driving survey#automotive#autonomous cars#cars#driverless#Klashwerks#RavenTeam#Self-Driving center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

After Effects Tutorial: Lo-Fi Cartoon Mouth Animation

first_imgIn this After Effects video tutorial we’ll show you how to recreate the cartoony mouth animation popularized by Monty Python.Give your project a unique and fun lo-fi look by animating mouth movement on a still picture in After Effects. Many of you may find this look familiar, as it was used in the Monty Python Flying Circus animations, as well as more recently in online videos.One of the main differences in this tutorial (from others that show this technique) is we won’t have to manually keyframe the mouth movement (big timesaver). In fact, by using expressions we can actually have the mouth auto animate to a audio voice track.In this After Effects tutorial I’ve used a Creative Commons image of the Mona Lisa, but you can certainly apply this technique to any photo. Highlights of this video tutorial include:Use the pen tool to cut out the mouth and jaw line in the image.Parenting the mouth layer to the body (or main image)Converting audio to keyframes in After EffectsAdding the expression that maps the mouth movementx = 0;l = thisComp.layer(“Audio Amplitude”).effect(“Both Channels”)(“Slider”);y = linear(l,2,20,0,15);value+[x,y] This is an intermediate After Effects tutorial, so some experience working with expressions is suggested. Have fun!last_img read more

Ex-servicemen league adamant on cancellation of Indo-Pak game

first_imgShimla, Mar 3 (PTI) Uncertainty refused to die down over the fate of the high-profile Indo-Pak game in the World Twenty20 as the ex-servicemen leagues state chief today vehemently protested against hosting of the game in Dharamsala, saying the “matter is non-negotiable”. “The terror and T20 cannot go together and there can be no give and take on this issue as it involves the sentiments of the people who are deeply hurt with terrorists attack on Pathankot airbase in which two Himachal soldiers were killed,” ex-servicemen leagues state chief Maj Vijay Singh Mankotia (retd) told reporters here. Mankotia, a former Congress minister and now chairman of the Himachal State Tourism Development Board, categorically said it would be a “do or die battle” and ex-servicemen would not let the match happen at a venue which is a few meters from the Shaheed Samarak. Mankotias comments come a day after Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh advised BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur to sort out the issue of holding the March 19 game with families of martyrs and ex-servicemen. Meanwhile, Thakur said he was hopeful of the Himachal Pradesh government giving the go ahead for the match following a meeting with the chief minister. Asking the BCCI to either cancel the match or change the venue, Mankotia said the ex-servicemen league would meet on March 10 to chalk out the future course of action. Singh had earlier expressed inability to provide security for the marquee clash in the wake of objections raised by the Kangra-based families of martyrs and ex-servicemen, who consider hosting Pakistan as an “insult” to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pathankot airbase terror attack in January. Mankotia termed “ridiculous” the claims of Thakur that sports were being given political colour. “Politics is there in BCCI. That is why Justice Lodha Committee has said that the BCCI should be taken out of the clutches of politics and politicians,” he added. “Moreover it is not the question of only spectators coming to watch the match. The BCCI is more worried about the betting and speculative market over cricket where crores of rupees have been pumped in. Dharamshala stadium has a capacity of over 22000 and tickets are being sold in black. It is all about money and nothing else,” he said. He said the BCCI had been sending emissaries to the families of martyrs and it was actually an insult to them when they were offered money out of income from the match. “The BCCI is playing with the sentiments of the families of the martyrs and ex-servicemen,” he said. PTI PCL AH ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Adam Voges suffers freak head injury in onfield accident

first_imgAustralian batsman Adam Voges, who has seen the highs of averaging 100.33 in Tests, suffered a freak head injury on Sunday while playing in a domestic match for Middlesex against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.Voges was struck on the back of his head by a ball thrown by the substitute fielder Ollie Rayner and missed by wicketkeeper John Simpson. Voges collapsed to the ground and was immediately rushed to the hospital. However, he was discharged from the hospital but is reportedly still suffering from concussion.His accident brings back the memory of Australian batsman Phil Hughes who died two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in November 2014. (Also Read: Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Silva suffer blow on head)The 36-year-old Voges, who bettered Sir Don Bradman’s average of 99.96 for a brief period during the Wellington Test in February, will take no further part in the match. Voges has played 15 Tests and currently averages 95.”The feeling from the physio Peter Waxman is that it is a concussion but that will be shown up later. It was a freak injury but you wonder why when a cricket ball which gets thrown around the field as much as it does it doesn’t happen as often. A cricket ball is a hard thing,” Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said.”It is sad for Adam and disappointing for us as we will have no more use out of him in this match. He wasn’t feeling very well in the dressing room so we decided to get him to the hospital to get him checked over. He wants to remain here even if he can’t play,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Tata Altroz spotted without any disguise ahead of launch later this year

first_imgTata Motors is all set to enter the premium hatchback segment with Altroz. The upcoming Tata Altroz was unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, along with several other products like Tata Altroz EV, the seven-seater SUV Tata Buzzard, Tata Buzzard Sport and Tata H2X Concept.We have already seen the production-spec Tata Altroz. Now, some more pictures of the upcoming premium hatchback have surfaced online, revealing the rear portion of Altroz. Tata Altroz will get LED tail-lamps. (Image Courtesy: Team-BHP)The pictures, posted by Team-BHP, make it very clear that the rear-end of the production-ready Altroz will be similar to what we saw at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. There are LED tail-lamps and a rear wiper. The upcoming hatchback also gets electrically adjustable piano black ORVM. Tata Altroz will come with electrically adjustable piano black ORVM. (Image Courtesy: Team-BHP)Tata Altroz will rival against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza, which will be launched in India on June 6, 2019. Tata Altroz launch has been scheduled for mid-2019.The premium hatchback will be the second vehicle from Tata Motors after the recently-launched Tata Harrier to showcase the Impact 2.0 Design Language. It will be based on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture.Expectations are that Tata Altroz will be priced in India between Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The hatchback will get a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 102 hp and 140 Nm of torque. For other engine-related details, we will have to wait until the official announcement. However, there might be a 1.5-litre diesel motor.advertisementTata Altroz gets features like a bold grille, dual slim headlamps and sporty alloy wheels. The cabin gets a cockpit-like theme. Also present will be a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system.In February 2019, Tata Motors had officially named the 45X Concept as Altroz after a seabird known as Albatross. The 45X Concept was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue receives over 17,000 bookingsALSO READ | Top 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and moreALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi holds Varanasi roadshow in stylish Land Rover Range Rover Vogue: Know all about this SUVlast_img read more

West Indies bowled out for 45 as England win T20I series

first_img scorecard advertisement commentary view more view less West Indies bowled out for 45 as England win T20I seriesEngland registered their highest-ever margin of victory in T20I after bowling out West Indies for the second lowest total in international Twenty20 history. England also wrapped up the 3-match seriescenter_img Reuters St. KittsMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 08:48 IST Chris Jordan produced the best figures by an England bowler in T20Is (@englandcricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland defeated West Indies by a mammoth margin of 137 runs in the 2nd T20IEngland got their highest-ever margin of victory, in terms of runs, in T20IWest Indies were bowled out for the second lowest total in T20I historyEngland bowled West Indies out for 45 — the second lowest total in international Twenty20 history — to win by 137 runs as they registered their biggest win in the format on Friday.The West Indies total was six more than the 39 made by Netherlands against Sri Lanka in 2014 and is the lowest score made by a full member Test-playing nation in a T20.West Indies and New Zealand had shared the lowest score, 60, by full members until Friday’s game in Basseterre in Saint Kitts and Nevis.England had recovered from 32 for four to make 182 for six thanks to a 55 from Joe Root and an excellent 87 from 47 balls by Sam Billings.But West Indies were skittled out by England with medium-pacer Chris Jordan taking four for 6 in his two overs — the best figures by an England bowler in T20s.The Caribbean side played some awful shots with just two batsmen in double figures as they were dismissed in 11.5 overs.The win clinches the three-match series for England ahead of Sunday’s final conTest of the tour — also in Basseterre. It was disappointing for the home crowd who had expected more from a team that had beaten England in the three-Test match series and drawn 2-2 in an exciting series of one-day games.”It’s one of those games, it’s been our worst batting performance, but we’ve had more good days than England in this series (tour),” said West Indies captain Jason Holder.His counterpart Eoin Morgan hailed the fifth wicket partnership of 82 between Billings and Root which turned the innings around as England set their biggest winning margin by runs in a T20.advertisement”Our biggest improvement has been that we’ve adapted to conditions very well. Backs against the wall at 30 for 4, the partnership was outstanding, and we grabbed hold of the momentum. We’ve got to keep on learning,” he said.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s 41st hundred not enough as India lose Ranchi ODI to AustraliaAlso Read | Afghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow Chris JordanFollow Sam BillingsFollow WI vs ENG No data available! graphslast_img read more