Robber Threatened to Shoot McDonald’s Worker Over Burgers, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Juan Mendez-DePazAn alleged real-life Hamburglar is accused of walking up to a McDonald’s drive thru in Riverside and threatening to shoot a worker inside if the victim didn’t hand over hamburgers with a side of cash.New York State police said they arrested Juan Mendez-DePaz in the parking lot and charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the 33-year-old Flanders man, who was donning a cowboy hat at the time, reached in his vest after telling the worker that he was armed with a pair of guns shortly after midnight Saturday.The worker shut the window and called 911. The suspect allegedly flashed a large knife on his hip and briefly struggled with Troopers before being taken into custody, police said.Mendez-DePaz will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Kearns happy to see returns from injury

first_imgThe Premier County travel to take on Waterford in the Munster Senior Championship Quarter-Final.Tipp performed well in Division 3 of the National League, securing their place in the section on the last day of the campaign, although Kearns isn’t sure how those matches will feed into the championship season.Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the match, which gets underway at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Leinster Under 21 hurling championship begins tonight.Westmeath host Kilkenny at Cusack Park, Kildare take on Offaly in Newbridge and Carlow face Laois at Cullen Park.All of those games start at 7.30.last_img

Bayern eager to complete signing of Chelsea teenager Hudson-Odoi

first_imgDoha, Qatar | AFP | Bayern Munich, who are targeting young talent in the current transfer window, have confirmed their strong interest in English teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi amid reports the defending German champions have agreed a fee with Chelsea.“We definitely want to sign him – he has the qualities which would fit very well into our team,” Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic said Wednesday at their winter training camp in Doha.“He is very fast and good at dribbling.”According to Sky, Bayern and Chelsea have agreed a transfer of 39 million euros (35 million pounds, $44.6 million), but it is unclear whether Hudson-Odoi would move in the current Bundesliga transfer window, which closes at 1700 GMT on January 31, or in July.It was reportedly the fourth bid Bayern have tabled for the talented Hudson-Odoi, who has made just one Premier League appearance this season.If he moves to Munich, he will become the third English teenager currently in the Bundesliga alongside Jadon Sancho, 18, who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, and Riess Nelson, 19, on loan from Arsenal at Hoffenheim until July.The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi, who can play as a winger or forward, played 79 minutes of Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night in the English League Cup semi-final.His sole Premier League appearance so far this season was as an injury replacement in a 2-1 win at Watford on December 26. The England Under-19 international is set to face more competition next season at Stamford Bridge with the arrival of US winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in July.On Wednesday, Bayern also confirmed the signing of French World Cup-winning defender Benjamin Pavard, 22, on a five-year contract from July 1 for 35 million euros.Despite winning the Bundesliga title for each of the last six seasons, Bayern will resume the 2018/19 campaign on January 18 trailing current leaders Dortmund by six points.They are looking for more youthful recruits to boost their ageing squad with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, and Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, both 22, also targeted.“He is a very interesting player,” said Salihamidzic of Hernandez, who can play at left-back or as a central defender, but is under contract in Madrid until 2024 with a buy-out clause worth 80 million euros.Werner, who has scored nine goals in 23 appearances for Germany, has been offered an extension to his current contract, which runs until 2020, by Leipzig.Should he reject the offer, he is likely to transfer out of Leipzig at the end of this season, RB’s director Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Moses Eastman Dies at 94

first_imgThe death is announced of Mr. Moses Eastman, foster son of the late Wilmot  Eastman, a farmer and businessman of the Township of Crozierville, Montserrado County.This sad event occurred on Wednesday March 26, 2014, as the result of a bicycle accident on Lemon Grass Street, Crozierville.   He was in his 95th year.The deceased was brought from Salala District, then in Liberia’s Central Province, now Bong County, to Crozierville at the age of 18 in 1938  by his foster father, the late Wilmot  Eastman.  Moses’ father, Singbe, placed him in the care of Mr. Wilmot Eastman to be educated.Young Moses started school at the Christ Episcopal Parish Day School.  He later joined the Crozierville Militia, serving in the Fifth Battalion.He was baptized in 1939 in Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville, where he and remained a lifelong member, along with his parents, Moses and Nancy Porte Eastman. Moses’ daughter Rosaline remembers her father as a very hardworking farmer, who was still strong and farming at the time of his accidental   passing. Young Moses’ siblings were Mrs. Charlotte Eastman Dennis,  Jerome and Samuel  Eastman, who  predeceased him, Mrs. Williametta Jordan,  Eric and his wife Maria,  Julia, Elaine and Maude Eastman.  Moses’ wife Fenuyehn Eastman of Gbata Town, Crozierville, predeceased him.  Four children were born to this union.   He earlier had a daughter who is married in Guinea.Survivors include Isaac, Mrs. Rosaline Nathan, Mettie and the daughter in Guinea; several grand and great grandchildren, Brother Eric and his wife Maria, sisters Julia, Elaine and Maude Eastman and many other relatives of the Singbe, Eastman and Porte families. The body will be removed from the Alfred Butler Funeral Parlor at Bernard Farm at two o’clock p.m. on Friday, April 04, 2014, and taken to Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville, for a night of wake keeping. The funeral service will take place at the same church on Saturday morning, April 5, followed by interment in the Old Churchyardof Christ Episcopal Church.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA’s Famous Brands in UK expansion

first_img20 June 2013 South African food service group Famous Brands is expanding into the United Kingdom with the opening of its first branch of burger franchise Steers in Clapham, southwest of London, in July. This follows closely on the group’s announcement that it would be opening five Debonairs Pizza restaurants in Mumbai in India, also planned to open in July. “We’ve long considered exporting Steers to the UK, fuelled by the constant requests from expatriates living in London craving a taste of home,” Famous Brands chief executive, Kevin Hedderwick, said in a statement on Wednesday. “Having researched the market we believe that the timing of this launch is right and that our flame-grilled offering will create as much excitement and recognition in the UK as in South Africa.” This international expansion forms part of the group’s plan to ramp up new restaurant openings across its entire brand portfolio, with 46 expected for the second quarter of 2013 alone. Expanding into the rest of Africa remains one of the company’s top priorities. “We are enthusiastic about the potential to grow our presence on the African continent,” Hedderwick said. “The rest of Africa is fast becoming the playground for opportunistic investors and with more than 12 years experience in the region, we believe our strategy to deepen our presence in specifically targeted markets will continue to serve us well.” Finding and tapping into new markets within South Africa itself is also part of the firm’s growth strategy. “Of the 30 restaurants opened in South Africa [in the second quarter], 18 are in new emerging markets. We are especially pleased with our entry into these markets where we were previously under-represented and where our brands are viewed as aspirational,” he said. “This penetration into new emerging markets is part of a deliberate strategy to make our brands available, accessible and affordable.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The A-Z of Asian Games

first_imgMail Today provides a lowdown on the sporting extravaganza starting in Guangzhou today.Participants perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games ot be held in Guangzhou on Friday.A is for … AsiaThe largest continent, which currently is home to 60 per cent of the world’s population, has its sporting extravaganza every four years. This time, Guangzhou will host 45 countries with sportspersons displaying their skills in 42 disciplines. Since 1982, the Asiad are organised by the Olympic Council of Asia. The Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee and are considered to be the second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.B is for … BadmintonBadminton is traditionally a Chinese stronghold but on home turf, they could face a tough challenge from India’s Saina Nehwal. After the gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the Hyderabadi is full of confidence to take on the Chinese in their backyard. Saina is now ranked third in the world but is seeded second for the Games.C is for … CricketCricket will make its debut at the Asian Games. India, despite being a cricket powerhouse in Asia, decided against fielding a team at the event. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh have however, confirmed their participation. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to send the Indian team, citing a packed international calendar. Bangladesh will go into the event with their best players while Sri Lanka and Pakistan have decided to field their fringe players.D is for … DebutadvertisementAmongst the 42 disciplines, five will debut at the Asian Games. Cricket, dance sport, Roller Sports, Dragon Boat and Weiqi will be featured for the first time. Apart from cricket, the other four disciplines are unique to the Games.E is for … ExpensesTotal expenditure on the Asian Games is estimated to be $17 billion, which also includes that on infrastructure and Games operation. The mayor of Guangzhou, Wan Qingliang, revealed the estimated expenditure last month.F is for … FoodThe Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee will serve East Asian, South-East Asian, South Asian, European and Western fast food. Organisers have also planned to showcase the world-famed Cantonese cuisine of Southern China. They claim that more than 30 per cent of the food served at the Games will be halal food and efforts have been made to study characteristics of halal catering.G is for… GaganThe sharpshooter from Hyderabad missed out once again on the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but responded in a manner befitting champions by winning four gold medals at the recent Commonwealth Games. He even put it across Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in the 10m air rifle event. Before that, he secured India’s first slot for the London Olympics by clinching a medal at the Munich World Cup. He will be expected to lead India’s charge on the shooting range.H is for … HostsChina will host the Asian Games for the second time after the 1990 Beijing edition. The hosts are expected to top the medal tally, just as they did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where they finished with 101 medals, including 51 gold.I is for … IndiaIndia have gone into the Asian Games with their largest-ever contingent of 609 athletes. India have so far been part of all the Asian Games, which started in 1951. Out of the 42 disciplines, India will be in action in 35. Gagan Narang will be the flagbearer at the opening ceremony. It was India who had proposed the idea of the Asian Games.J is for … JatsJats had a major role in India finishing with more than a 100 medals at the Commonwealth Games and pipping England to the second place. There were 50 Jats in the Indian contingent and they won more than a fourth of the country’s medals. Discus thrower Krishna Poonia and wrestler Geeta have become stars. They will now have to do likewise in China where the competition will be very tough.K is for … KuwaitKuwaiti athletes will participate at the Asian Games under the Olympic flag. The International Olympic Committee had earlier this year suspended the Kuwait Olympic Committee due to interference of the government. However, the Kuwaiti athletes have been allowed to take part.L is for … Li NaWorld No. 11 tennis player Li Na pulled out of the women’s singles in order to keep herself in the best physical condition for the coming season. Her withdrawal has come as a big blow to China after World No. 25 Zheng Jie also pulled out.M is for … MascotFive sporty goats, dubbed “Le Yangyang,” are the official mascots of the Asian Games. The five goats — A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang — are a play on Guangzhou’s nickname “City of Gods”. The Chinese character “Yang” or “goat” is an auspicious symbol and when read together the Chinese names of the five rams are a message of harmony, blessings, success and happiness. The mascots are expected to play a big role in cheering the spectators at the various venues.advertisementN is for … NeighboursGuangzhou’s neighbouring cities — Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei — will be co-hosting the Games. The Dongguan Sports Center will see the weightlifting events. The city is seen as the home of the sport in China. Foshan will host boxing and synchronised swimming, while Shanwei will see the sailing competition. The venue hosted the 14th Asian Sailing Championship in March, which was a test event for the Asian Games. All the other events will take place in Guangzhou.0 is for … OpeningThe opening ceremony of the Games is going to be a gala affair. More than 1,00,000 are expected to attend the ceremony which will reach a billion viewers worldwide. The climax of the ceremony will be just before the lighting of the flame, where four representative singers from the greater China region will stand on stage to signify harmony among Asian countries.P is for … ProtestTibetan Youth Congress (TYC) had protested against Guangzhou being the host city for the Asian Games as they thought that China lacked the “moral right” to hold such an important international sporting event. The TYC had made such widespread protests during the Beijing Olympics as well.Q is for… QatarQatar’s capital Doha hosted the 15th edition of the Asian Games in 2006. It was the first time that all 45 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia took part and 46 disciplines were played at the Asiad. China emerged at the top of the medal’s tally with 166 gold while India with 10 gold finished eighth ahead of the hosts. The Games also saw the death of a Korean equestrian athlete who fell off his horse during the cross-country event.R is for … RandhirThe Indian Olympic Association secretary general also holds the same position at the Olympic Council of Asia. Randhir Singh was the first Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, when he finished first at the 1978 Bangkok edition.S is for … Sunshine AgainThe Asian Games’ official theme song is Sunshine Again. The song is composed by Li Haiying, chief music director of the Guangzhou Asian Games opening ceremony, and its lyrics are written by Zhu Hai, chief director of creative literature of the opening ceremony. Korean singer-cum-actor Kim Hyun Joong will be singing the song during the opening ceremony.T is for … TorchThe Tide was chosen as the design for the Games torch relay. It weighs 98g and is 70cm long. The flame was lit at the Great Wall of China on October 9, 2010 and travelled around the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. A total of 23 cities in the huge country are on the list which the torch will visit with as many as 2,068 torch-bearers.advertisementU is for … UshaIndia’s PT Usha has had great success in the Asian Games. She started with two silver medals at the 1982 Asiad. At the 1986 Games, she bagged four gold and a silver. She returned with two silver from the 1990 Games and bagged another in 1994.V is for … VenuesThere are 53 competition venues and 17 training venues with four of them built outside the Guangdong province. Out of them, 11 competition venues have been newly built while the rest have been renovated. Haixinsha Island will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies.W is for … WushuThe Chinese martial art technique made its debut at Beijing in 1990. Wushu is a collective term to describe boxing, sanshou (free sparring), weapon play and other Chinese kung fu skills. The sport comprises offensive and defensive fighting skills.X is for … XiangHome hope Liu Xiang will be looking for his third straight gold in the men’s 110m hurdles. After a long time out of the game due to injury, the Athens Olympics gold medallist and former world champion will be full of motivation when he takes to the track on home soil.Y is for … Yao MingThe Houston Rockets star will not be on the basketball court and the hosts will face a big task. China are the defending champions but expect a tough fight from Iran and South Korea this time. Yao has been China’s leading player at the Olympic Games and the team has struggled without him. He was selected in the NBA All-Star team in each of his first seven seasons but has been dogged with several injuries of late.Z is for … ZeeshanPakistan has won the men’s hockey gold medal at the Asian Games a record seven times. But they have fallen on bad times of late, finishing rock bottom at 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Captain Zeeshan Ashraf will be the man under pressure as he seeks to guide Pakistan back on the road to redemption.last_img read more

IPL 2016: Kanpur likely to host just one match due to logistical issues

first_imgKanpur may have been keen to host at least a couple of Indian Premier League matches, but is likely to get just one game due to logistical issues. There is just one five-star hotel in the city and the nearest airport to Kanpur is situated in Lucknow, which is about 71 kms from Kanpur. (Full IPL Coverage)According to an Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) official, Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium is likely to host the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19.There was a proposal to hold the May 21 game between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians here as well but limited number of rooms available in just one five-star hotel in the city to accommodate three teams at the same time has diminished the chances.The official said that IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, whose hometown is Kanpur, is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the people of Kanpur can witness a day-night game at the Green Park stadium.However, there are some issues with the brightness of the floodlights also and the authorities have asked for another week’s time to fix up the problem.But the venue getting the green light to host an IPL match would depend on the report of the BCCI’s technical team, which will land here to inspect the ground.The date of inspection is yet to be decided.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Independence Day Special: 70 years, 70 iconic institutions

first_imgToday, Indians celebrate 70 years of independence from the British rule. The celebrations have been kick-started in the national capital by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed the nation after unfurling the tricolour around 7 30 AM, with thousands of soldiers and officers of India’s armed forces in attendance.On this day, let’s take a look at 70 iconic institutions that helped make India what it is today. Click for detailed stories of the journey and evolution of each of the following institutions listed below (in no particular order).  1) Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport 2) Film and Television Institute of India 3) Indira Gandhi National Open University 4) Zee TV 5) Titan 6) Tata Institute of Social Sciences 7) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 8) Tata Consultancy Services 9) Tata steel10) Steel Authority of India 11) Reliance Polyester12) Punjab Agricultural University 13) Power Grid Corporation of India 14) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research15) ONGC 16) State Bank of India17) The Oberoi18) NTPC19) National School of Drama20) National Institute of Fashion Technology 21) National Institute of Design 22) National Defence Academy 23) National Highways Authority of India 24) Mumbai-Pune Expressway 25) Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India 26) Maruti 27) Mahindra and Mahindra 28) Larsen and Tourbo 29) Konkan Railway 30) Khadi31) Kendriya Vidyalaya 31) The Taj Group 32) Jawaharlal Nehru University 33) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya 34) India Tourism Development Corporation 35) India Tobacco Company36) Indian Space Research Organisation 37) Indian Railway Catering and Ticket Corporation 38) Infosys 39) Indigo 40) Indian Oil 41) India Post 42) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 43) Indian Institute of Science 44) Indian Institute of Management45) Hindustan Unilever 46) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 47) Hindalco Industries 48) Hero cycles 49) HDFC 50) Grasim Industries 51) Godrej 52) GMR Group 53) Fabindia 54) Election Commission of India advertisement56) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation 57) Cochin shipyard Ltd 58) Centre for Development of Telematics 59) Bombay Stock Exchange 60) Bharat Heavy Electricals 61) Bhakhra-Nangal Dam 62) Bharti Airtel 63) BCCI64) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre 65) Balaji Telefilms 66) Apollo Hospitals 67) Amul 68) All India Institute of Medical Sciences 69) Agni Missile Department 70) Aadhaar  || ALSO READ || || Doklam: Ceremonial Independence Day meeting between India, China armies unlikely |||| Recap of 70 years of independent India |||| Bihar’s Purnea continues Independence Day tradition of hoisting tricolour at midnight |||| India’s most decorated sporting heroes in the modern era ||last_img read more

Encana Events Centre hosting gun show this weekend

first_imgTickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, or in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from across the Peace Region will be descending on the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek as the local Sportsman’s Club hosts the 41st Annual Gun Show and Sportsman Show.As the largest gun and sportsman show in the Peace, the event will feature over 200 tables, with goods in firearms, knives, archery and ATVs. The show runs Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $10 for Adults in advance or $12 the day of, and $5 for youth aged 10 to 17 as well as Seniors 67 and over. Children under nine are free when accompanied by an adult.last_img

Salvation Army closed for flooring renovations

first_imgThe flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft.“We were blessed to receive a $50,000 grant to improve our building. This work is not something we could afford locally as all surplus supports the Food Bank and Family Services,” said EggiePhase I of the project was the Food Bank drop in area, as it was the most in need of repair, explains Eggie. Phase III will be the Food Bank sorting area.In May, the Salvation Army’s frontage windows received new vinyl decals to keep in theme with the new food truck.To view more on the ‘Modern Facelift’; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent facelift the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is currently closed for flooring renovations.Executive Director of the Salvation Army, Cameron Eggie shares phase II of the flooring renovations began today, Monday September 9th, 2019 with the Thrift Store. The store will reopen on Monday, September 16th with a new look and new product.Eggie explains, the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources.last_img read more