Duo remanded on $270,000 robbery charge

first_imgJohn Caesar and Cornelius Perry, called “CJ”, will be spending the next few weeks incarcerated after they were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Anne McLennan on Tuesday following allegations that they stole $270,000 at Tabatinga, Lethem, Central Rupununi.The prosecution contended that the duo, along with an accomplice, Ray Wilson, stole the money from Clifton Lepes on January 21, 2018 and used personal violence in the execution of the robbery.Twenty-five-year-old Caesar, a chef from Lethem, and Perry, a 19-year-old bridge worker from the South Rupununi Savannah, both pleaded not guilty to the crime. Police Prosecutor Stephen Telford, however, disclosed that the chef was found with some of the money while there were eyewitnesses to the robbery.He objected to bail for Perry on the grounds that he lived 60 miles away from Lethem and once released on bail, he would likely flee the jurisdiction and cross over to neighbouring Brazil given the porous borders in the deep south of Guyana.“He may not appear in court for the trial,” Prosecutor Telford said at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.In his bid to solidify his case for the defendant to be denied his pre-trial liberty, Telford revealed that Caesar has an attempted murder matter for which he was committed to stand trial in the High Court. Assistant Superintendent Telford further disclosed that the defendant was charged, with another relative, for attempted murder during the execution of a robbery.Meanwhile, an arrest warrant was issued for Ray Wilson, who made a swift escape when Police had gone to arrest him. It was disclosed that he escaped through one door as Police entered through the other door.Caesar and Perry will make their next court appearance at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court on February 6.last_img read more

Flyers Sink The Islanders, 5-4

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — With a playoff berth at stake, the New York Islanders pulled off a rally to remember. It’s the finish to forget they have to shake off.Brayden Schenn capped a wild final 2 minutes with the winning goal with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the New York Islanders 5-4 on April 7.With a chance to wrap up a playoff berth, the Islanders wiped out a 4-1 deficit in the third period and nearly sent the game into overtime. Johnny Boychuk scored with 1:44 remaining in the game to make it 4-3 and Anders Lee, who scored earlier in the period to ignite the rally, tied it with 28 seconds to go.The Islanders needed a win or a Pittsburgh win at Ottawa to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth. The Penguins, also chasing a playoff spot in the final days of the season, blew a 3-0 lead and lost 4-3 in overtime to the Senators. The Islanders play at Pittsburgh on April 10.“The puck has bounced crazy for us this year and there’s nothing you can do about it,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “You have to put it behind and move forward.”Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak took “full responsibility” for Schenn’s goal and the loss.“It went in, don’t know what happened,” he said. “Hit my stick, thought I had it inside of me. It was behind me. I don’t know. I have to take a look at video at what really happened.”On fan appreciation night, the Flyers raffled off prizes, jerseys and sticks. They nearly gave away the game.“I thought it was going to overtime,” Flyers goalie Steve Mason said. “That’s why you play until the last second.”Claude Giroux scored two goals and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Carlo Colaiacovo also had goals.Jakub Voracek had a pair of assists for the Flyers, keeping him in the hunt for his first career NHL scoring title. scored for the Flyers.John Tavares took over the NHL scoring lead with a goal and two assists for the Islanders in their bid for one final run at a Stanley Cup from Uniondale, New York. They move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season.The Islanders will play their final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum on April 11. They’d like a few more home games in the playoffs.“We’ve had a heck of a season at this point but we have to find a way and solidify,” Tavares said.Long out of the playoff hunt, the Flyers continued to play their best against teams in the hunt for the Cup. In 32 games since the All-Star break, the Flyers are 11-2-5 against playoff teams and just 3-5-6 against teams out of the race.Giroux, an All-Star, had two quick goals in the first set up by Voracek and defenseman Mark Streit. Giroux’s first was a one-timer on the power-play goal and his second came less than 5 minutes later to give Mason an early cushion. Giroux scored just his second even-strength goal at home of the season.Streit, a former Islanders captain, hit the 50-point mark with three assists and became the first Flyers defenseman to reach that total since the retired Chris Pronger in 2009-10.“We moved the puck well, we stayed patient, stuck with it and finally got the goal,” Streit said. “The second goal … we took advantage of an odd-man rush with good puck movement and it was a great shot by Giroux.”Giroux remained stuck on two goals and still has not yet scored a hat trick during the regular season. His lone three-goal game came against Pittsburgh in the 2012 playoffs.Tavares scored his 36th goal of the season on the power-play in the second to make it 2-1. He entered just a point behind Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby in the scoring race. Voracek was two points behind Crosby.The Flyers stretched the lead on Bellemare’s sixth goal of the season in the second and Colaiacovo’s second of the season in the third.The lead should have been enough to finish off the Islanders. Instead, Schenn did the trick with his 18th goal of the season. “Hopefully, that puts them in a tough spot here,” Mason said.(DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘deserved the luck’ after Spurs howler gifts win

first_imgKlopp described the victory as “rather ugly” but agreed a last-minute winner against arguably Liverpool’s toughest remaining opponent this season could have a major impact on the title race. “One-hundred per cent, of course,” he said. “If you win 5-0 – and I don’t think that would have been possible today – it can lead you on the wrong path. We are all human beings. Nine months ago we started this mission, this ride, and wanted to go for the highest stakes in two competitions. We did it our way. We had to find a way to win games much more often than in the past. Until now it worked. It is all good.“The boys work so hard and if we could be first in the table after the last match of season then it would be a championship of will. We want it. We get used to situations, bit by bit, a bit better. The whole stadium, at 1-1, was the best performance of a Liverpool crowd after an equaliser since I am in. The atmosphere was completely front-footed. I am really happy about the attitude again today.”Klopp said it was essential Liverpool maintained momentum to keep the pressure on Manchester City but admitted luck played its part in their 14th home league win of the campaign. “We have seven players in the box and another two on the left wing for the cross,” he explained. “That’s not a lot left for protection! But that’s the risk you have to take. Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: player ratings from Anfield Read more Was this helpful? Facebook Premier League Pinterest Toby Alderweireld tries in vain to clear the ball as it trickles over the line. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images “It is a shame we are not close [to the top of the league]. We were for a while but in the last few weeks we find our reality, our place. Of course I am disappointed today but being realistic we must be happy. We have a mini league now of seven games. It’s in our hands to be in the top four and the Champions League next season. We are in the quarter-finals and we will fight with Man City to be in the semi-final.”Virgil van Dijk, who defended superbly to thwart Sissoko’s chance, left Anfield an ice pack on his ankle. “I don’t think it’s serious,” said Klopp. “I have to check.”Salah, meanwhile, was thrilled with his decisive contribution despite an eighth game without a goal. The Egypt international said: “I don’t score for a few games and there are players on the same number of goals as me and they say they are having the best seasons of their lives, while I’m supposed to be having a bad season.” Jürgen Klopp said a first league title for 29 years would be reward for Liverpool’s formidable willpower after they staged another dramatic late flourish to beat Tottenham and return to the Premier League summit.The Liverpool manager admitted his team had won ugly and fortuitously as a damaging draw turned into a potentially defining three points with Toby Alderweireld’s 90th-minute own goal. Spurs were the superior side in the second half, with Lucas Moura equalising after Roberto Firmino’s early header, only for Hugo Lloris to spill Mohamed Salah’s effort on to Alderweireld and give the hosts victory. Moussa Sissoko squandered a glorious chance to put the visitors ahead moments before the World Cup-winning goalkeeper’s mistake. Show Share on Pinterest Hide Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Topics Liverpool news Quick guide Five moments that make you think it could be Liverpool’s year Mauricio Pochettino Share via Email Liverpool get out of jail as Alderweireld’s late own goal earns victory over Spurs Share on Facebook 29 September: Chelsea 1-1 LiverpoolTrailing at Stamford Bridge to Eden Hazard’s first-half goal a few days after losing to Maurizio Sarri’s side in the Carabao Cup, substitute Daniel Sturridge curled in from an unlikely angle in the 89th minute to maintain Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season  Read more Twitter “Our players deserve massive credit,” the Spurs manager said. “You can not only judge Tottenham this season on the way they play or the position in the table but all the circumstances – playing at Wembley, moving from one stadium to another.“My players are heroes and deserve a lot of credit and whatever happens in the end of the season, I’m going to be happy my players are heroes. The circumstances are so tough and we are doing everything to fight to be competitive. Jürgen Klopp 31 March: Liverpool 2-1 TottenhamThe visitors had passed up three opportunities to take the lead when a mix-up between Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld in the 90th minute saw the ball trickle over the line off the Belgium defender’s shin – the third time this season a goalkeeping error at the Kop end has contributed to a Liverpool win.  Tottenham Hotspur 2 December: Liverpool 1-0 EvertonThe Merseyside derby seemed to be heading for a stalemate until Jordan Pickford’s inexplicable mistake in the 96th minute allowed substitute Divock Origi to bundle the ball over the line. The victory kept Liverpool two points behind leaders Manchester City.  Share on Messenger “Of course it was a lucky punch, the header and the ball rolls in, but I told the boys after the game there are 500,000 different ways to win a football game and today was rather ugly. No problem, we take that. Without a bit of luck you cannot be in the position we are in. It’s not possible. The boys work so hard, I think they deserve a bit of luck. I am obviously very happy about the result.”Mauricio Pochettino insisted he was proud of his Tottenham “heroes” for their performance at Anfield but, after a fourth defeat in five Premier League games, admitted the reality of the club’s position was showing in the table. Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside Share on LinkedIn 7 October: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester CityWith both sides level on points at the top of the table, City were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute at Anfield after Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sané. But with regular taker Sergio Agüero off the pitch, Riyad Mahrez shrugged off the claims of Gabriel Jesus before sending his spot kick over the bar. 17 January: Liverpool 4-3 Crystal PalacePegged back to 2-2 by James Tomkins with just 25 minutes to play, Liverpool were grateful for Julián Speroni’s moment of madness as the veteran goalkeeper – making his first Premier League appearance since December 2017 – gifted a goal to Mohamed Salah before Sadio Mané ensured Jürgen Klopp’s side stayed four points clear at the top.last_img read more