Armed bandits rob contractor

first_imgThe Police are on the hunt for two men who reportedly executed a brazen robbery on a contractor moments after arriving at his Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, Georgetown home on Sunday evening.In that ordeal, which occurred at about 23:30h, 39-year-old Eon Soloman was relieved of one gold chain worth close to $500,000, and two mobile phones. Two males, who respectively were armed with a knife and a handgun, are said to be the perpetrators.According to reports received, Soloman had parked his motorcar in his yard, and was about to close his gate when the two men confronted him. They held him at gunpoint and instructed him to hand over his valuables. Without hesitation, and fearing for his life, Soloman handed over the items to the men, who made good their escape on foot.The Police were subsequently summoned and the area was searched, but no one was arrested. Police investigations are, however, continuing.last_img read more

Singida beat Homeboyz on penalties

first_imgDeus Kaseke, Adam Miraji, Shafik Batambuze and Danny Lyanga scored for Singida while Noah Wafula scored for Homeboyz.Benjamin Oketch and Collins Kisuya missed Homeboyz’s kick, Oketch sending his effort high over the bar while Oketch had his effort saved by Singida keeper Peter manyika Junior.Missing their injured talisman Allan Wanga upfront, Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata handed Keiphas Mutuu a starting role with new signing George Mandela also being given his sifrt start in the tournament.The home side had a perfect start to the match, Wycliffe Opondo striking them ahead much thanks to some casual defense from the Tanzanians.Mandela took on a daunting run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box which Singida took their sweet time to clear, Mutuu managing to steal the ball and toe poke to Opondo who struck the ball past Peter Manyika.Singida almost made a response three minutes later but Deus Kaseke’s curling effort from the right was pushed to the upright by keeper Mike Wanyika.Singida tried to put the ball on the ground and build up play but the slipper nature of the pitch most of the time caught them out.Homeboyz were more direct and with any possession they picked, they threw bodies upfront. In the 17th minute, a counter from Nkata’s charges saw skipper Eston Esiye pick the ball in midfield and release Moses Mudavadi out on the right, but the forward’s shot went straight to keeper Manyika.Six minutes later, Esiye took matters in his own hands striking a shot from range which keeper Manyika spilled and a rushing Mutuu failed to pounce on the error.Homeboyz’s defense marshaled by a new twin pairing of Benjamin Oketch and Andrew Waisswa managed to withstand the pressure from Singida, ensuring they sealed their single goal lead to the end of the opening 45 minutes.Singida came back a more organized side in the second half and it took them only 15 minutes to equalize when Danny Lyanga dived in to head at the edge of the six yard box off Elinywesia Sumbi’s cross from the right.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Moses Mudavadi vies for the ball with Singida United’s Amara Diaby during their SportPesa Super Cup bronze medal match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakuru, Kenya, Jun 10- Tanzania’s Singida United beat Kakamega Homeboyz 4-1on penalties at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the SportPesa Super Cup third place trophy and earn Sh750,000 in prize money.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time and in the same manner they lost in the semi-finals, Homeboyz failed to sparkle from 12 yards out.last_img read more

Campaign trail rife with possibilities for local gaffes

first_imgAnd in South Carolina – where the H is silent in Horry Country – the names matter. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who mastered most of the names during her husband’s campaigns, goofed by calling the state’s coastal area “the lowlands” rather than the preferred “Lowcountry.” To be sure, campaigning in the early voting states is an art. Voters want to see would-be-presidents at their neighborhood store, serving up ice cream as Romney did in Kingston, N.H., awkwardly tossing a bright green T-shirt over his dress shirt and tie. “Oh gosh, I’m not as strong as these girls,” Romney said, sliding behind the counter for a photo opportunity. “Just have me do some soft serve.” Such campaign stops are meticulously choreographed, with crowds assembled, stickers in hand and pledge cards ready. “Part of the problem is that everyone tries to be so disciplined, golly, you worry about the spontaneity,” said Kathy Sullivan, a former Democratic chairwoman in New Hampshire. When Republican Fred Thompson stopped by a Manchester, N.H., sports bar recently, the customers were more interested in watching the New England Patriots than shaking hands with the “Law & Order” actor. “Down in front,” one voter joked to the former Tennessee senator as the 6-foot-5 candidate blocked his view of quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots. The disruption – he and the throng of journalists standing in front of a big-screen television – prompted Thompson to take his cheeseburger back to his bus and forced his host, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, to offer up his untouched light beer to a nearby table. The event was not long after Thompson’s trip to the Iowa State Fair, where the Republican rode around in a golf cart and wore Ferragamo shoes. Republican Sen. John McCain raised eyebrows among South Carolina GOP voters, who are overwhelmingly religious conservatives, by saying he considers himself a Baptist and attends a Baptist church at home in Arizona. For decades McCain had publicly identified his religion as Episcopalian. His follow-up that he “didn’t find it necessary” to be baptized in his adoptive Baptist church further puzzled voters, many of them Southern Baptists. There are plenty more `don’ts’ on the list: Don’t schedule a trip without looking at a map, as aides to former Sen. John Edwards apparently did when they promoted a campaign swing through New Hampshire’s North Country, but included stops far from that region. Don’t forget where you are, as Giuliani apparently did when he referred to “the people here in Massachusetts” during a speech in New Hampshire. Not quite as bad, Obama repeatedly called New Hampshire’s Belknap County “Bell Camp” during an early trip. Don’t get the governor’s name wrong, as Thompson did with South Carolina’s Mark Sanford. (Thompson called him Sandford.) Don’t get the name of the party chairman wrong, as Romney did with Fergus Cullen at a New Hampshire Republican gala. Romney called him Angus, a name Cullen has embraced as a joke. Don’t assume food comes ready to eat, as candidates in South Carolina have done. In that state, political barbecue means roasted pig and hands-on messiness. “You peel shrimp and shuck oysters,” said Romney political consultant Warren Tompkins. More than 20 years later, some remember when Walter Mondale didn’t peel and got more than a mouthful. Sports are another pitfall, as 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry learned at least twice. Kerry called the Green Bay Packers’ famous Lambeau Field “Lambert Field” and talked about the Ohio State Buckeyes while in Michigan, home of the Buckeyes’ archrival. But Kerry’s biggest of-the-people mistake was visiting South Philadelphia and ordering a cheese steak – with Swiss. It was a punchline for weeks. Giuliani, aware of that particular challenge, ordered his Geno’s sandwich with provolone and onions. At the packed event, he wore a suit and tie.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“How about the lobster?” he asked, never loosening his tie. “Everybody has the lobster.” Fellow Republican Mitt Romney went through the same hazing ritual, tie tight and lobster in hand. Laughter – including from wife Ann – followed. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama tried talking business with farmers in Adel, Iowa, in August to demonstrate empathy and win votes. But then he referred to a high-end organic food chain that has no stores in Iowa. “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” said Obama, who lives in Chicago. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.” SEABROOK, N.H. – Thou shalt not wear a shirt and tie at a lobster shack near a New Hampshire beach. Thou shalt not invoke upscale grocery stores while campaigning in farm-rich Iowa. And thou shalt not call South Carolina’s Lowcountry “the lowlands.” For every must-do, must-see tradition or place in the critical states that kick off voting for the presidential nominations, there is an equally important list of must-avoid steps. Some candidates, however, apparently didn’t get the memo about what’s incongruous or sometimes annoying to voters in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a trip this summer to a tourist-filled lobster shack in Seabrook, N.H. In sweltering heat, the Republican rolled up in his black SUV wearing a bold red tie and crisp white shirt. As guests with flip-flops on their feet cracked lobster bodies with their bare hands, Giuliani got a laugh by rolling up his sleeves, grabbing a live lobster from a tank and holding it aloft. last_img