Armed bandits escape with clothing

first_img…after kicking businessman to mouthA Georgetown businessman was on Saturday assaulted by two armed bandits, who escaped with a quantity of clothing after raiding his store and relieving him of his belongings.The robbery occurred about 13:00h on Saturday at the Lot 71 Winter Place, Georgetown clothing store.According to reports, the owner of the store, Greg Terborg, 32, of Lot 423 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was also robbed of his gold chain valued $140,000, a quantity of clothing valued $400,000 and $5000.It was reported that Terborg was in his store, which is located in the bottom flat of a two-storey wooden and concrete building in a fenced compound on the eastern side of Winter Place, Georgetown when two identifiable males entered. One was short in height and clad in a pair of short black pants while the other was tall and wearing a pair of long light blue jeans.After entering the store, one of the perpetrators whipped out a handgun and pointed it to the victim’s face, telling him to get down on the ground; the other perpetrator took the victim’s gold chain from his neck and removed his money from his right pocket.Being fearful for his life, the businessman remained on the ground during which time one of the perpetrators dealt him a kick to his mouth, while his accomplice removed a quantity of clothing from the store.The perpetrators then fled in a southern direction on Winter Place and made good their escape.The Police were alerted and despite Terborg receiving minor injuries to his mouth, he refused to seek medical attention.Several persons were questioned in the area, but no useful information was garnered. Checks were made for CCTV cameras in the area and one was seen on the neighbours’ building, facing the area where the incident occurred. The footage was collected and would be reviewed by investigators. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Warriors report: 5 things we learned from Day 4 of training camp

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors finished Day 4 of training camp on Friday. Below are the five takeaways.1. Still no sign of Patrick McCaw The Warriors have completed their first week of training camp practices, and there McCaw still remains a free agent. He has not accepted the Warriors’ $1.7 million qualifying offer they issued in late June to make him a restricted free agent. He remains intent on seeking a multi-year deal and signs suggest he may wait until the deadline on Monday.“It’ll never …last_img read more

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Aiken captures Avantha Masters

first_img18 March 2013South Africa’s Thomas Aiken captured the second European Tour title of his career on Sunday, winning by three shots in the Avantha Masters at the Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort in New Delhi, India.“I played phenomenal golf, just two bogeys all week, and overall I’m just very pleased with the way I played,” he said in an interview on the 18th green after he had sealed victory in the event, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.Later, he wrote on his website: “The way I won my second tournament on the European Tour gave me fantastic satisfaction. I was really pleased with the way I handled the final round having started with a three-shot lead and eventually taking the Avantha Masters by the same margin.”Career victoriesApart from his two European Tour wins, Aiken has won seven times on the Sunshine Tour and added a win on the Asian Tour win with his victory on Sunday.He was the second South African winner of the tournament in succession, following in the footsteps of Jbe Kruger. Aiken was also the sixth South African winner so far this season on the European Tour in just 12 tournaments, but the first to record a victory outside of South Africa.He was 15-under-par for the last two rounds, after a tournament best 10-under-par 62 in the third round, which was a combination of great approach play and a red-hot putter.‘I’ve been playing very nicely’“I’ve been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts,” Aiken said.“This week a few went in. I hit some better iron shots, which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf.”Gaganjeet Bhullar bagged an eagle and two birdies within the first five holes and went on to post a final round best of eight-under-par 64. It was enough to secure second place, but he was still three shots adrift of Aiken.Hole-in-oneThe South African’s playing partner Wenchong Liang started well with three early birdies, but a double drop on the sixth was a setback. A hole-in-one on the very next hole put the Chinese player back on track, but two bogeys on the inward nine undermined his challenge and he closed with a three-under-par 69.“These guys kept coming at me today – Liang on the front nine and then Bhullar made some amazing birdies coming in. It was by no means a walk in the park,” Aiken reckoned.Defending champion Jbe Kruger, the only other South African in the tournament, missed the cut after successive round of level-par 72.LEADERBOARD 265 Thomas Aiken (RSA) (-23) 67, 69, 62, 67268 Bhullar Gaganjeet (Ind) (-20) 68, 69, 67, 64/li>270 Wenchong Liang (Chn) (-18) 66, 66, 69, 69271 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) (-17) 68, 68, 66, 68272 Seuk-hyun Baek (Kor) (-16) 68, 68, 70, 66273 David Drysdale (Sco) (-15) 67, 67, 68, 71273 David Horsey (Eng) (-15) 72, 68, 66, 67273 Scott Hend (Aus) (-15) 67, 68, 68, 70 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Nelson Mandela State Funeral Update

first_imgSTATEMENT BY MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE ON BEHALF OF THE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE STATE FUNERAL Fellow South AfricansLadies and gentlemen of the mediaWelcome to this latest update on the preparations for the State Funeral for our beloved President.We are pleased to have with us: The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters; The Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Mr Parks Tau,  and representatives of the City of Tshwane.These leaders are here to provide closer details of some of the logistics in and around the two cities, as well as South Africa’s hosting of the large number of international dignitaries who have begun to arrive.We will in this briefing provide more information on some of the arrangements on which we reported yesterday.But we do again want to start by thanking people around the country and the world for their warm and generous responses in the wake of the passing of our beloved President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.These demonstrations of love and affection will go a long way to entrenching our memories of Madiba and in shaping the way we live and work with one another as human beings in this country and beyond.What we have seen over the past few days reflects the true spirit of South Africa as a place where people of all backgrounds are working together to create a non-racial, non-sexist, prosperous society. These efforts are creating the hope that we will achieve even greater things than we have during the first 20 Years of Freedom.I now want to turn to the update on the programme over the next few hours and days.1. DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION: TODAY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 2013  Government has been heartened by the positive response of various communities of faith and other civil society formations to President Jacob Zuma’s call for today to be observed as a day of prayer and reflection.We are aware that a large number of events are being held in South Africa and abroad today, giving people an opportunity to come together in fellowship and reflection.We hope these events will bring comfort and healing to congregants and participants, and that it will inspire all of humanity to ensure that Madiba’s values live on in our hearts and in our actions.As these events take place, government agencies will be hard at work making preparations for the rest of the week’s official programme. 2. INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS From today we will see the arrival of a large contingent of Heads of State and Government and a broad range of eminent persons, including royalty.The fact that international leaders are making their way to South Africa at such short notice, reflects the special place President Mandela holds in the hearts of people around the globe.We are touched by the fact that many countries have declared periods of mourning, ordered that flags be flown at half-mast and draped or lit landmarks in the colours of the South African flag. We truly appreciate these gestures.We appreciate the willingness showed by a broad range of eminent persons to come to South Africa to join us personally at this time of mourning, reflection and celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.To date, 13 African states have confirmed attendance, in addition to 15 from outside the continent.International and regional organisations from the United Nations and European Commission to the African Union, for example, have also confirmed attendance.Eleven (11) Eminent Persons will also be in South Africa during this period.From the United States, President and Mrs Obama will be accompanied by three former Presidents – Carter, Bush (George W), Clinton and their spouses, and 26 Congressmen.The Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rousseff, will be accompanied by four former Heads of State: Presidents Sarney, Melo, Cardoso and Lula da Silva.We expect more confirmations, and we wish to reiterate that our international guests are most welcome as they join us at this difficult time.3. OFFICIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE: FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURGThe Official Memorial Service at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, December 10. The event will begin formally at 11am. Gates will open at 6am.This is an international event that will be attended by members of the public alongside national and international leaders.The President of the Republic of South Africa will address the official memorial service.The programme will also include tributes by Heads of State from the various regions of the globe, the continent and representatives of international and regional organisations. Eminent persons will also address the gathering.As we invite people to participate in this event, we must make the additional point that the body of President Mandela will not be in position at the Official Memorial Service. President Mandela will lie in state at the Union Buildings only from Wednesday, December 11 to 13 December 2013.Our advice is that people outside Gauteng come together in their own provinces to ensure that this is a truly nationwide event, and that people take advantage of the fact that all key events are being broadcast live.Provincial and local authorities have been requested to arrange transport for mourners from various parts of the country to FNB Stadium and the overflow venues at Ellis Park Stadium, Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium.Big screens will be installed at the overflow venues to allow members of the public to follow proceedings at FNB Stadium in the company of compatriots.While these venues offer extensive seating, people must accept that at some stage this capacity will be filled and police and other authorities will turn people away.We call on people to cooperate and demonstrate patience and dignity if they were to be turned away.Government is doing all it can to allow as many people as possible to be part of these official events, but there are limits to how many people we can reasonably accommodate.Members of the public who want to attend the National Memorial Service at FNB or other stadiums must plan their trips carefully, leave early and use public transport. No cars will be allowed in the vicinity of FNB Stadium. ROAD CLOSURES, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND PARK AND RIDEThere will be road closures around FNB Stadium and no cars will be allowed at the stadium. Some of the road closures have already been listed on various government websites, including www.mandela.gov.za. There will also be road closures on Tuesday morning around Orlando, Ellis Park and Dobsonville stadiums.Mourners to FNB Stadium can travel by Metrorail from all major stations in Gauteng.They will also be able to travel by Gautrain to Park Station and transfer to Metrorail to FNB Stadium. People will also be able to walk from the surrounding areas to the stadium, andA special Rea Vaya service will also be in operation. The City of Joburg has a number of Park and Ride sites for FNB Stadium, Ellis Park and Orlando Stadium. Members of the public must watch the media, visit websites and follow broadcast media for details.The City of Joburg has also established Mourning Sites at various locations but the City will provide more details in its own briefing here shortly.4.PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS FOR REGIONAL MEMORIAL EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRYWe must emphasise that also on Tuesday, provincial authorities will be hosting various events around the country where people are invited to come together to view the national event at FNB Stadium on big screens.These public viewing areas, which are normally activated during national events such as the State of the Nation Address, will be similar to the “fan parks” that were in place during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Around 90 big screens will be set up by Government Communications (GCIS) and partners in all provinces.We expect this number will increase as provincial plans are consolidated later this afternoon.Some of the big screens will be live from Tuesday 10 December to Monday 16 December, which is Day of Reconciliation.On the Day of Reconciliation, we will unveil a statue of President Mandela at the Union Buildings and observe the 100th anniversary of the Union Buildings as the seat of government.Throughout this period, people will also be able to express their emotions and reflections in books of condolence that have been posted at various government offices around the country and our diplomatic missions abroad.Details of the sites where books of condolence have been opened have been posted on the government memorial website, www.mandela.gov.za.Details of the public viewing areas for Tuesday’s provincial events will be posted on government websites and social media later today, Sunday. 5. LYING IN STATE: WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 TO 13, 2013The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 7am daily and President Mandela’s body will be on view from 8am.On Wednesday December 11, the Mandela family and VVIPs will view the body from 10am.Members of the public will file past the body from 12h00 to 17h30.On Thursday and Friday December 12 and 13, the public will have access to casket from 8am to 5.30pm.We also appeal to people to work with the various agencies of government who will manage this route so that this daily event will be dignified and secure.Two sites in Pretoria will be used as points from which mourners will be shuttled to the Union Buildings and back. No other access will be possible. Mourners are also advised that cellphones will need to be off and out of sight as mourners file past the body.Government reiterates its appeal for members of the public to line the memorial route each morning to form a public guard of honour. The public guard of honour will not apply in the evening.STATE FUNERAL, QUNU More information will be released in the coming days about arrangements for the laying to rest of President Mandela at Qunu in the Eastern Cape.However, it is worth noting that South African Airways will operate a special air transport service to ferry mourners who will attend the funeral of world icon and former president Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape.This special service – for which travellers will pay – will cater for mourners who will attend the funeral and the service will also be available on the return leg of their travel.The special service does not replace and will not disrupt SAA’s existing daily operations to the Eastern Cape – except that airspace will be restricted around Mthatha.Information about the readiness of the Airports Company of South Africa to manage passengers and aircraft during this period has been compiled into a factsheet. This factsheet is available on the official government memorial website, www.mandela.gov.za.   INFORMATION RESOURCES In addition to regular press conferences, government is also posting information regularly on the following online platforms:www.mandela.gov.zawww.gcis.gov.zawww.gcis.gov.zaSocial media:www.facebook.com/GovernmentZA www.twitter.com/GCIS_Mediawww.twitter.com/SAgovnewswww.facebook.com/sanewsgovzaGovernment also advises people to check the websites and social media accounts of provincial and municipal government for intermittent updates.  Enquiries: Phumla WilliamsActing Cabinet Spokesperson083 5010 139  Issued by the Government Communication and Information System Republic of South Africalast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 94 | Gov. DeWine talks agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, the team hears Gov. DeWine’s address at the recent Ag Day at the Capital, Ohio FFA State Officer Holly McClay’s take on 50 years of women in FFA, and Jack Irvin of Ohio Farm Bureau talks the latest issues in agriculture. All that and more from Matt, Dale, and Joel!last_img

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