A businessman managed to foil a brazen daytime robbery after trading bullets with three armed bandits who attacked his wife at their Front Road, West Ruimveldt shop on Thursday.The coupled stated that one of the three gunmen at approximately 11:00h approached the shop under the pretext of purchasing propane gas. Businessman Ravi Totaram explained that he was in another room at the time of the attack.“I been in de kitchen and de wife open fo sell and he [the bandit] just rush she, choke she…I was looking at a bird and she holler: ‘Ravi!’ so I draw me weapon and when I look up…he start back off but I see two others outside…I shoot a couple of shots and they fire off couple shots too but nobody here was injured,” Totaram noted, pointing out that he is a licensed firearm owner.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene Police were still searching the area for the bandits and were questioning the businessman, over the sequence of events.Totaram’s wife Faresha Khan who was still visibly shaken by the ordeal, managed to recall what happened:“I told him $3300 for the gas and he had his money in his hand and when I open de gate, he rushed me and squeezed my neck and he (Totaram) pull a gun and start firing.”The woman further explained that this prevented the bandits from being successful in their attempted theft. The couple said this was the first time a robbery attempt was made on their premises. The business has been in operation for over 30 years.Residents in the area explained that they were alarmed by the gunfire and were fearful for their safety, especially that of their children, who are home from school and would normally play on the streets.We [were] on de corner liming and we hear de shots and we run and come fo see if anything happen to Uncle Ravi [but] de people dem deh done gone,” stated Alana, only name given.“This is nah safe because good thing we an went in de shop or other people because we couldda get hit,” the mother further noted.A male resident, visibly annoyed, called for more police presence in the area.“We need more police patrol because when de Police fo pass, they passing after or before,” he noted.However, moments after these statements were made, Police were tipped off that the bandits supposedly hid the weapon in a nearby churchyard. Though the Police rushed to the scene, no firearm was found at that point.Investigations are continuing.
Lee Hoos has told QPR player he believes the green light for a new training ground at Warren Farm will come next year. The Rangers chief executive is confident that a judicial review brought by objectors will rule in the club’s favour.“We’re not going to be deterred from this – we’re not going to stop,” Hoos said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
For the Times-StandardThe Pacific halibut bite all along the North Coast has been nothing short of spectacular this week. Since last Thursday when the ocean finally calmed, limits have been the rule. “It’s as good as I’ve seen it,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “There’s been quite a few caught at the Cape in shallow water while rock fishing, and the Eel River Canyon area has been good too. They seem to be all up and down the line clear to Trinidad in 250 to 300 feet of water.” …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The prime ministers of Australia and Singapore in a joint press conference in Canberra, Australia, urged the United States to stay engaged in the Asia-Pacific region and called on the U.S. Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The two countries are part of the TPP, whose 12 nations have a combined 800 million consumers and represent more than 40 percent of the world’s GDP.“The ratification of the TPP by the U.S. Congress would be of enormous importance to the region and … a profoundly strategically important commitment,” said Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister.Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, who said, “we all hope the U.S. will ratify [TPP] soon,” told reports that it’s important for the United States to stay engaged in the Asia Pacific “on a broad range of areas.”Also weighing in this week on the trade deal, was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who said in a Washington Post op-ed that how congressional lawmakers vote on the TPP “will affect the course of the United States’ security, prosperity and global influence for the rest of the 21st century and determine whether we advance or retreat from our leadership role at a time of worldwide turmoil and uncertainty.”
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An established Olympic swimming superstar and a seven-month pregnant shooter helped South Korea to one of its best days at the Asian Games on Sunday.Park Tae-hwan, the 400-meter freestyle gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, won the 200 freestyle in the Asian Games pool, leading throughout to break his own Asian record.Hours earlier, Gim Yun-mi, who is expecting a child in two months, helped out as South Korea swept all four shooting gold medals to give it nine on the day overall.The games also had a first world record – China’s Li Ping won the women’s 53-kilogram weightlifting division. She broke an eight-year-old world mark in the snatch when she lifted 103 kilograms, then lifted 127 in the clean and jerk to earn another world record for the combined total at 230 kilograms.China collected 18 golds Sunday and moved to a leading 37 on the second day of competition at the Games, which end Nov. 27. South Korea has 13 gold medals overall. Japan is in third place with eight golds and Hong Kong is next with two gold.China topped the medal count at the last Asian Games in Doha with 166 gold medals and is on its way to repeating that. There are 476 gold medals to be awarded in Guangzhou.South Korean shooter Lee Dae-myung won the men’s 10-meter air pistol and helped secure a victory in the team competition on the second morning. Later, Gim won the women’s 10-meter air pistol and helped South Korea win the women’s team gold.”I got the gold medal with my baby, I feel so happy,” Gim said through an interpreter.advertisementJia Rui helped deliver Macau’s first-ever gold medal at the Asian Games by winning the Daoshu/Gunshu all-round title in the Chinese martial arts of Wushu.Macau had won five silver and 10 bronze medals in previous Asian Games, but the 23-year-old individual world champion clinched Sunday’s gold with an acrobatic routine involving flips and fast sword movement.”In Macau, wushu is a hobby for many people, and this will be a big step for the sport in my country,” he said.India, meanwhile, won its first gold of the games when Pankaj Advani beat Nay Thway Oo of Malaysia 3-2 in men’s English billiards.Japanese triathletes finished first and second in the men’s race just 24 hours after two of their female compatriots took the major medals in the women’s event.On Sunday, Yuichi Hosoda and Ryosuke Yamamoto finished one-two to make Japan the undisputed triathlon champions of the Asian Games. On Saturday, Mariko Adachi and Akane Tsuchihashi of Japan won gold and silver, respectively, in the women’s race.At the Asian Games pool, Park broke the Chinese domination that has seen the host country win nine golds in 12 finals over two nights.Japanese star Kosuke Kitajima failed to win his 50-meter breaststroke heat in the morning and struggled again in the final, finishing 0.35 seconds behind winner, China’s Xie Zhi, to end up in a dead heat for fourth with Iran’s Mohammad Alirezaei Dizicheh. Kitajima’s teammate Ryo Tateishi was second.The 50 distance is not the 28-year-old Japanese star swimmer’s best event – he swept the 100 and 200 Olympic titles in Athens and Beijing. Still, failing to land a medal at all is a worrying sign heading into his signature events in Guangzhou.Kitajima said the competition was simply too strong.”Even though it’s my best result of this year, I did not get a medal,” he said. “I’ll try my best in the 100-meter breaststroke later.”