Man remanded for threatening neighbour

first_imgKhemraj Shaffy was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a threatening language charge.Shaffy pleaded guilty to the charge and told the court that he was not aware of his actions since he was intoxicated when the incident occurred.The court heard that on June 3, 2018, the defendant used threatening language towards his neighbour Basil Persaud, and had already been placed on a court bond to keep the peace.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted and informed the court that Shaffy was charged previously and placed on the bond for a similar matter concerning the Virtual Complainant (VC).Magistrate Daly agreed with the prosecution, and remanded the man to prison. The matter will continue on June 15, 2018.last_img read more

Wenger v Mourinho — origins of a blood feud

first_imgThe acrimony between Wenger and Mourinho stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago.Verbal volleys have been traded time and again, with the enmity once boiling over into a memorable mid-match bout of shoving.Even now, with Wenger 68, and Mourinho 54, neither boss seems ready to act their age.Why do the old foes hate each other so much? Here AFP Sports looks back at the roots of the rivalry and recalls some of their more spectacular battles:Wenger labelled a “voyeur”When Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004, his brash personality didn’t take long to ruffle Wenger, who as one of the game’s established force, didn’t take kindly to being threatened by the young upstart.While Mourinho adopted a deferential attitude around Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, there would be no such respect shown to Wenger.When Wenger took a shot at Chelsea by claiming they might have lost belief after a couple of poor results in 2005-06 season, Mourinho went on the offensive with a memorable, if unkind, description of the Arsenal manager.“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people,” he said.“There are some guys who, when they are at home, they have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks and speaks and speaks about Chelsea.”Style warsThe saying goes that opposites attract, but the contrast between the urbane Wenger and the spiky Mourinho couldn’t be more obvious and neither has been willing to end the cold war.The differences between the rivals’ approach to their careers are striking.Former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach Mourinho has never lasted more than three years anywhere, while Wenger is in the 21st year of his Arsenal reign.Wenger took a holistic approach to his root and branch rebuild of Arsenal and has produced some of the most eye-catching teams in English football history, but when results suffered his stubborn refusal to tinker with his purist principles was costly.Mourinho prefers to shock and awe, hammering away at perceived threats both inside and outside his clubs until they bend to his will — the results have been remarkable but on occasions his acerbic tongue has proved his downfall when players start to tune him out.“Specialist in failure”Three words delivered in typically witheringly fashion by Mourinho struck at the heart of Wenger’s weakness in February 2014.Arsenal had gone eight years without a trophy under Wenger at the point, while Mourinho was back at Chelsea having hoovered up silverware across the world.In a pointed jibe at Mourinho, the Gunners chief claimed Premier League bosses were playing down their title chances because they “fear to fail”.Mourinho came back with all guns blazing, saying: “He is a specialist in failure, I’m not.“The reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure. If I did that in Chelsea I’d leave London and not come back.”Push comes to shoveFurious after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill’s ugly tackle on Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the first half of a spiteful London derby, Wenger came out of his technical area to remonstrate with referee Martin Atkinson.Mourinho didn’t miss the chance to have his say and Wenger responded with a shove in the chest of his rival, who stumbled before regaining his balance and pointing to tell the Frenchman to get back to the bench.The pair clashed again seconds later with the fourth official Jonathan Moss stepping in to separate them.With Chelsea winning the October 2014 meeting 2-0 to inflict the Gunners’ first league defeat of the season, it was no surprise there was no handshake between the bosses at full-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The acrimony between Arsene Wenger (R) and Jose Mourinho (L) stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF, Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 1 – When Arsenal face Manchester United in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday, the antics of the two sworn enemies on the touchline will take up as much attention as the actual match.It was ever thus when Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho lock horns.last_img read more

Represent Change TV One Honors Black Women

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterTV One commemorates Black History Month with a full line up of programming and pays homage to inspirational Black women.“REPRESENT CHANGE” is this years theme, and the network built a short form video campaign showcasing Black women leaders, entrepreneurs, activist and change agents from across the globe.Silver Spring, MD based company TV ONE is bringing programming to honor Black women during Black History Month under the theme “REPRESENT CHANGE”. (Courtesy Photo)“This is a pivotal time for women of color in our nation and we’re proud to amplify the voices of women who are influencing change in our society as part of our Black History Month programming,” said TV ONE General Manager Michelle Rice, who oversees the Silver Spring, MD based company. “TV One will also feature programs highlighting the rich stories of women behind the Civil Rights Movement and other heroes who changed the course of American history.”Featured campaign participants include Rice as well as: Kimberly Bryant, founder & CEO, Black Girls Code; Monique Nelson, chair & CEO, UniWorld Group; Mahisha Dellinger, CEO & Founder, CURLS Beauty Brands;Tamika Mallory, co-president, Women’s March; Luvvie Ajayi, Author/Cultural Critic; Elaine Welteroth, beauty/ fashion expert; Patrisse Cullors, co-founder, Black Lives Matter; Bilphena Yahwon, author/ activist; Monique Brown, Baltimore Police commander; Adrienne Lofton, sportswear marketing expert; Yo-Yo, Hip Hop artist/ activist; Cleve Mesidor, activist/ technology Innovator and Arielle Johnson, founder, Fierce Empowerment.The campaign will feature 30-second on-air ads that highlight the women speaking on the impact of action and change. Across its digital and social platforms, TV One will feature in-depth profiles documenting their start, their struggle and ultimately, how they became champions of change. Both elements of the campaign will run throughout February.During her clip, Mallory said of the Women’s March, “We have the opportunity to reimagine what fighting for women, what feminism looks like and the face of it.”TV ONE General Manager Michelle Rice. (Courtesy Photo)“The common goal of love, justice and equity, if we are guided by that, we have the power to break down every barrier and that’s what the Women’s March represents.”In addition to the campaign, TV One also offers a plethora of classic and new programming throughout the month from the 2008 retelling of Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic play “A Raisin In the Sun” this time starring Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan, to “UnSung” episodes featuring Eartha Kitt and Sheryl Lee Ralph.TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. TV One is solely owned by Urban One formerly known as Radio One [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.Cathy Hughes and Urban One Inc, have been a staple of Black media power in the D.M.V. area based and around the world for 40 years. Hughes first moved to D.C. in the early ‘70s and became the first Black female general manager of a radio station in the District. In 1979, the company we think of as Radio One was born.For more information on other Black History programming and events please click on the website www.tvone.tvlast_img read more