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first_imgA thirty-five-year-old taxi driver, Rex Blanche, and his alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Michael York, were last week remanded to prison after they were taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to face several charges of armed robbery.Magistrate Leron Daly read the first seven charges to the duo, which alleged that the two, on April 26, 2019, at Promenade Gardens, Middle Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Simone Wickham, Marcel Wickham, Amanda Ramcharran, Shawn Ramdial, and Tashana Sanchar of a quantity of items at a total cost of $606,000.It was also alleged that the duo, on April 29, 2019, at Garnett Street, Kitty, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, robbed Orin Hamilton of $5000 and a cellular phone valued $70,000.Meanwhile, it was further detailed that the duo, while being armed with guns on the same day at Light Street and North Road, Georgetown, robbed Akemo Dasilva of a cell phone worth $113,000.Attorney-at-Law George Thomas, in a bail application for Blanche, informed the court that his client suffers from hypertension and diabetes. York was unrepresented.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected for the defendants, noting the serious nature of the offence and the penalty it attracts. Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the duo to prison.The cases will continue on May 31, 2019.last_img read more


first_imgNew Zealand coach Gary Stead feels the International Cricket Council should consider the option of a having a tied result in case both the finalists cannot be separated if the teams are tied on the same scores after the final and the Super Over just like what happened in the World Cup 2019 final between his team and England.New Zealand and England both ended up with 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs and had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the two sides as both scored 15 runs each.It was then that ICC’s rules came into play which stated that in case of a tie in the Super Over, the team which has hit the most boundaries in the final and in the Super Over would be declared winners.England prevailed because they had hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and cricket pundits unhappy.”Perhaps when you play over a seven-week period and can’t be separated on the final day, that is something should be considered as well.”But again that’s one consideration over a whole lot of things that went on over the World Cup. Everything will be reviewed, and I think that it’s a good time to do it now. But probably just let the dust settle for a while,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.New Zealand’s batting coach and former all-rounder Craig McMillan is of the opinion that sharing the trophy in such a case would have been the right thing to do.advertisement”It is not going to change yesterday’s result. But what is probably fair to say at the end of seven weeks in a big tournament like this, when you have two teams can’t be separated after a 50-over match and then a Super Over and neither team did actually lose in many ways in terms of runs scored.”Then perhaps sharing the trophy would be the right thing to do. Wasn’t to be yesterday, which we all are disappointed with. But it is sport and those were the rules,” McMillan said.Chasing 242 for victory in the final, Ben Stokes’ scintillating 84 not out helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting excitement unfolded.Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets.New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer’s over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord’s as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround and ended a 44-year wait to bring home the World Cup trophy.Also Read | Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the TournamentAlso Read | England and New Zealand should have been given the World Cup trophy: Cheteshwar PujaraAlso Read | England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat KohliAlso Read | As a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardernlast_img read more


first_img“An Undiscovered Shakespeare” is billed as 30 unique performances in which improvisers will dramatize an audience member’s love story in iambic pentameter, a poetic rhythm used by Shakespeare.The festival is also set to debut a new musical from former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page, playwright Daniel MacIvor and director Donna Feore about the highs and lows of a rock duo in “Here’s What It Takes.”Other musical offerings include mountings of Broadway hits “Chicago” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”Acclaimed actor Colm Feore, who is returning to the festival for his 18th season, will help unveil the Tom Patterson Theatre Centre with a tribute to the past.Organizers say Feore will deliver the first words on the stage as he assumes the leading role in Shakespeare’s “Richard III” in a nod to the festival’s inaugural play in 1953.Also announced Tuesday are classics honouring the festival’s roots such as “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”Additional highlights include “Frankenstein Revived,” a new work from playwright and composer David Coulter that will focus on the horror story’s young author Mary Shelley; a staging of Tomson Highway’s “The Rez Sisters”; and Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”The Canadian Press Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img STRATFORD, Ont. — The Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario is looking to put a modern spin on the classics as it launches a new theatre venue for its 2020 season.Two shows are drawing from the Bard’s canon to tell new kinds of stories.“Hamlet-911,” from notable theatre-makers Ann-Marie MacDonald and Alisa Palmer, is set to recast the tragedy of the Danish prince to touch on issues young people face today. Login/Register With: Actor Colm Feore, pictured at the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre in Stratford, will play Richard III at the Stratford Festival in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Startford Festival-Chris Young MANDATORY CREDIT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more