Alleged chain snatcher, bike thief on bail

first_imgTwo men accused of larceny found themselves before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.Anthony Persaud, 24, of Lot 28 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown and Travis McKenzie of Lot 10 B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown both denied the separate charges.It was alleged that on September 20, 2018 at South Road, Georgetown, Persaud robbed Avil Covlin of a gold chain valued $38,000.The Police Prosecutor had no objections to bail. Magistrate Azore released Persaud on $35,000 bail. The case will continue on October 24, 2018.Meanwhile, it was alleged that 38-year-old McKenzie stole a blue motorcycle valued $175,000, property of Davita Richardson, on July 8, 2018 at the Georgetown seawall.An unrepresented McKenzie in an explanation told the court that he was a father of six children and was the sole provider of his family.The Police Prosecutor made no objections to bail and the Magistrate released him on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on October 25, 2018.last_img read more

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Massoud brace dumps Sofapaka out of GOtv Shield

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks defender Pau Kamau and striker Massoud Juma celebrate a goal against Sofapaka in a GOtv Shield round of 16 match at Nyayo Stadium on July 23. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23- Massoud Juma’s two second half goals helped Kariobangi Sharks thrash Sofapaka 3-1 at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday, dumping the three-time GOtv Shield champions out of the tournament in the round of 16.Batoto ba Mungu will have only themselves to blame after missing countless chances in the first half and were punished by a determined Sharks side which has been on a roll, failing to lose a single match since late April. Juma struck twice in a space of 30 minutes, adding on to Paul Kamau’s first half goal as William Muluya’s men kept their hope of reaching the final alive.Umaru Kassumba scored Sofapaka’s goal in the 87th minute, but it was only consolation as the damage was already done.Goal keeper George Opiyo, standing in for the absent Mathias Kigonya who is away in Spain with the KPL All-Star team gifted Sharks with opening goal just two minutes to half time when he drifted off his line way above the 18-yard box.Kamau, playing his third match this season simply lifted the ball over the advancing Opiyo, punishing Sofapaka for all their missed chances.Sofapaka had found space inside the Kariobangi Sharks box on numerous occasions, but they could not get the right formula to break the deadlock.Michael Oduor had the first attempt for the 2014 champions in the seventh minute, noticing Sharks keeper Robert Mboya off his line, but his attempt from close to the halfway line was wide.On the other end, Massoud Juma’s ferociously curled freekick from the left was well saved by Opiyo for a corner that wasn’t put into good use.Sofapaka continued to dominate the early proceedings and Ezekiel Okare had a golden chance when he was picked out by Oduor unmarked inside the box but he was too quick to make an attempt at goal, Mboya making an easy catch.Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Elli Asieche vies for the ball with Sofapaka’s Abdulatiff Omar in a GOtv Shield round of 16 match at Nyayo Stadium on July 23. PHOTO/CourtesyIn the 21st minute, Sharks built up play beautifully with Mathew Tayo backheeling the ball for Juma at the edge of the box, but Sofapaka midfielder Hillary Echesa backtracking managed a superb tackle to pluck the ball off Juma’s feet as he went for the trigger.Sofapaka had more chances to score, but they seemed to be off the mood. In the 29th minute, Umaru Kasumba picked out Oduor with an incisive through pass, but the midfielder’s effort at goal was wide.In the 33rd minute, Sofapaka had an even better chance when Willis Ouma’s lofted ball from deep in defense found Okare, but the forward took too much time with the ball, the Sharks defense managing to poke it off.It fell on Kassumba who once again failed to act on it first time and was challenged as he went to pull the trigger, the Ugandan forward bungling over with the entire Sofapaka team crying for a penalty.They were punished for the missed chances two minutes to the break when Kamau simply lifted the ball over the advancing keeper who was way off his line trying to claim a long ball.In the second half, Sharks came in with more vigor and it only took them seven minutes to double their lead. Juma picked up a superb long range pass from Kamau, lifting the ball over the advancing Opiyo.Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare attempts to lob the ball over advancing Kariobangi Sharks keeper Robert Mboya during a GOtv Shield round of 16 clash at Nyayo Stadium on July 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe goal drew in a punch in Sofapaka’s balloon and they deflated with Sharks picking up. Three minutes after they went 2-0 up, Elly Asieche almost scored against his former side with a shot from close range, but Opiyo saved.Sharks had built up a swift move from the left with Juma breaking off from his markers before cutting back for Asieche who was well positioned inside the box. Another brilliant chance presented itself in the 57th minute when Kennedy oduor misjudged a long ball, but Juma could not beat Opiyo one on one.The deflated Sofapaka had a chance to half the deficit five minutes later when confusion in the Kariobangi Sharks defense from a Bernard Mang’oli through pass found Kassumba, but the Ugandan shot over even after side-stepping keeper Mboya.But Sharks kept on their A game and they got the third in the 83rd minute when Juma got the second after breaking the offside trap and despite Opiyo saving his initial shot, he picked up the rebound and banged it home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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QPR youngster targets regular first-team spot

first_imgMichael Petrasso believes his pace and skill out wide will eventually see him become a regular in the QPR side.The 20-year-old made only the third start of his Rangers career in Monday’s 1-0 defeat by Burnley.He joined the club in 2013 from Toronto FC and had to learn his trade during loan spells at Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient and Notts County.But he told QPR’s website he feels he is now ready for a run in the team.Petrasso said: “I have been waiting patiently on the bench, and getting minutes here and there, so it was great to start.“I thought I played well. I had a couple of chances to score and hopefully I can continue from here and get more minutes.“I have been involved in and around the team for two or three years now. Hopefully I can gain more experience now, get more minutes off the bench and become a regular.“I am at the stage now where I need to prove myself to be a major contender for a spot in the side.”Petrasso, a Canada Under-23 international who has also made a couple of senior squads, also explained what he feels he can bring to the Rangers side.“My game revolves around dribbling and pace,” he said.“I try to take my opportunities when I can in the wide areas and take people on. I will try and stick to that and hopefully I will succeed.”See also:Gallen feared Petrasso would leave QPRQPR fans on Twitter criticise PhillipsYoungsters feature as QPR lose at BurnleyBristol City boss praises QPR duoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Kevin Anderson cracks tennis top 20

first_imgAnderson reached the round of 16 at the French Open and followed that up with a round of 32 showing at Wimbledon. Davis Cup Good startAnderson began 2013 on a fine note by reaching the final of the Apia International in Sydney in January where he lost to Australia’s Bernard Tomic. Even before the tournament, though, it was clear that his game was reaching new heights after his performances in the Hopman Cup in which he defeated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and the USA’s John Isner and narrowly lost 7-6, 7-6 to France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. New goals At the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Indian Wells in March, he became the first South African since Wayne Ferreira in 1996 to reach the quarterfinals of a Masters event. His results included a win over top 10-ranked David Ferrer. “The next step up for me is going to be in the top 16. The top 16 gets you seeded at all the Masters Series events for the year and the Grand Slams. It takes you from playing a guy ranked one through 16 up until the fourth round.” Despite his lack of Davis Cup play, Anderson added that he receives “quite a bit of support [from South Africans], which is really nice.” The towering (2.03 metre-tall) right-hander, who is now ranked 19th in the world, follows in the footsteps of Kevin Curren, Wayne Ferreira, Johan Kriek, Cliff Drysdale and Christo van Rensburg. He was ousted in the semi-finals of the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota by eventual champion Ivo Karlovic in July and followed that up with his third runner-up finish of the year at the BB&T Atlanta Open. In a very tight title-decider, John Isner claimed the honours 6-7, 7-6, 7-6. For many South Africans, their most immediate concern about Anderson is when he will return to Davis Cup action for the country. He said it was a question he did not have an answer to at present. 13 August 2013 One obstacle that has stood in the way of Anderson’s success this year has been his nemesis, Tomas Berdych. Of the 16 defeats the South African number one has suffered in 2013, world number six Berdych has been responsible for five of them. Questioned about the reasons for his continuing ascent, Anderson responded: “Continually working hard and looking to improve has been the big theme of my career as a tennis player … being a bit more experienced as well, as I’m playing more tournaments and feeling more comfortable against the top guys in the world.” In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Monday evening, Anderson, who began the year ranked 37th in the world, said he has now set his sights on a new goal. “It has always been a difficult decision, but I have spent my life sacrificing and dreaming of becoming the best that I can be,” Anderson said before explaining that when he was growing up he would look at the world rankings and seeing South Africans doing well provided him with a lot of motivation. He said he hoped that his achievements serve as motivation for young South African tennis players. Curren owns the highest ever ranking for a South African man, having reached number five in July 1985. Ferreira peaked at number six in May 1995, while Kriek was ranked seventh in September 1984. Drysdale’s high mark was 13th in May 1974, while Van Rensburg was ranked 19th in February 1988. Clay court finalIn April, he reached the final of a clay court event for the first time in the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, but was beaten in three sets by Spanish clay court specialist Tommy Robredo. Kevin Anderson became the sixth South African men’s tennis player to be ranked inside the world’s top 20 when the ATP World Tour released its latest singles rankings on Monday.last_img read more

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You Sell from In Front

first_imgIt’s difficult to play the game of sales from behind.It’s difficult to play from behind when your buyer has already entered the buying cycle. Once they’ve decided that they’re dissatisfied, that they need to change, and have started evaluating options, you’re already working from behind. If you think you can wait for your dream client to decide they need something before you start engaging them, you’re incorrect.It’s difficult to play from behind your competitors, too. Once they’ve managed to find their way into your dream client company and made connections, you’re already behind in relationship building. If you think you can play catch up after your competitors have the place wired, you’re going to learn just how difficult it can be to displace someone with a deep relationship. Selling is built on relationships of value. You need to have built relationships before you really need them.It’s difficult to play from behind when it comes to pricing. Once you’re at the end of your sales process and begin negotiating, it’s too late to start trying to define the value you create. To successfully maintain your pricing and your margins, you needed to build the value and gain agreement on what it’s worth to your client early in the sales process. The only way you can push back and reiterate the value you create is if you’ve already gained that agreement earlier. You sharpen your value creation, or you sharpen your pencil.Selling is a game that’s best played from in front. You work in front of opportunities to help your dream client understand and their needs—and the eventual solution. You work in front of opportunities to create the relationships you need up and down your client’s organizational chart. You work in front of pricing by gaining agreement on the value you create and what it’s worth to your dream client before you ever get to a negotiation.QuestionsHow do you play the game of sales from in front?How do you fall behind?What are the challenges of trying to catch up with your dream client when they’re deep into their buying cycle?What do you do to catch up with your competitors when they’ve built strong relationships?When is the right time to start justifying your price as it relates to the value you create? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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