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Corentyne woman beaten, robbed by lone bandit

first_imgA lone bandit pounced on an elderly Corentyne, Berbice, woman in the wee hours of Wednesday leaving her injured and traumatised.The incident occurred at about 04:30h at the woman’s Lot 195 Third Street, Letter Kenny, Corentyne, home.Guyana Times understands that the victim, 62-year-old Jasmattie Jagdat lives with her husband but at the time of the robbery, he was out fishing. Jagdat had gone into the yard to pick flowers for her morning prayer offering when she was attacked.The elderly woman told reporters that after she was done getting the flowers, she was heading back inside the house when the perpetrator pounced on her and began to choke her.“He choke me…he tell me that he come fuh kill me and I started to fight back but he hand on meh neck and the other on meh face. But after I was putting up a fight,Traumatised robbery victim, Jasmattie Jagdathe throw meh down to the ground,” Jagdat recalled.According to the woman, she sustained bruises to her knees and her arms as a result of the fall. Jagdat went on to recount that she begged her attacker not to kill her, saying she will give him all the valuables she had in the house.“He said “alright, bring the money”, so I (tried to) get up and but I couldn’t, my head started to swing and I fall again. Then he hold me up so I could go for the money inside. I had $15,000 in a purse and I give him, and he run out and gone,” the elderly woman related.Afterwards, Jagdat said she collapsed in her kitchen and regained consciousness about an hour later. “When meh catch meself, meh creep and go outside,” she said. The woman got into her hammock and remained there until her husband returned home and then related to him what had transpired.She was taken to seek medical attention and then a report was made to the Police.When Guyana Times visited the woman, she was still traumatised and in pain. No arrests have been made so far but investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

A familiar voice on the airwaves as Shaun Doherty interviewed by Marian Finucane

first_imgA familiar voice was broadcast across the country this morning as former Highland Radio presenter Shaun Doherty appeared on Marian Finucane’s show on RTÉ Radio One.Also on Marian’s panel this morning were; Michael McDowell (Independent Senator and former Tánaiste and Minister for Justice), Suzanne Lynch (Washington Correspondent, the Irish Times), David Hall (CEO Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation), Susan Daly (Editor at the Journal.ie), and Denis Staunton (London Editor of the Irish Times).Our panel this morning @SenatorMcDowell @suzannelynch1, @shaundoherty1 @davidhall75 @BiddyEarly. Tune in NOW https://t.co/HfjlOk7gbH pic.twitter.com/ExzC5Rh3S2— Marian Finucane (@MarianRTE) August 27, 2017 Shaun Doherty is very missed by listeners in the North West, having left the station last month after 27 years of presenting the Shaun Doherty Show.Topics explored in the broadcast included an analysis of the top headlines (including the Inishowen floods), Mayweather vs McGregor, and the Great British Bake Off.Speaking about the flood, Shaun said that it’s important that news of the floods which devastated Donegal continues to have a spotlight and remains within the public eye.“It’s so important that this story is not chip paper next week for Donegal because there’s damages there, other stories will be in the focus next week but it’s a lot of damage. “These people they don’t want to be blacklisted now because they’ve had this flood, what happens when they go looking for insurance again?“I know the government has got the Red Cross to administer this fund but it’s in three stages and it takes time.“People need help and they need help now,” he said.Later in the programme, on a more light-hearted note, Shaun revealed that he’s not much of a chef!Speaking about the Great British Bakeoff he said; “My mum was a Mary Berry! But that’s where the similarities ended when it came to cooking but my twin sister she would be a big fan.“I’d be afraid to watch it in case I eat more!” To hear the full broadcast you can listen back by clicking here.A familiar voice on the airwaves as Shaun Doherty interviewed by Marian Finucane was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:interviewMarian FinucaneradioRTEShaun Dohertylast_img read more

The Great Khali: On His Birthday, Facts about the Mammoth Wrestler

first_imgBetter known by his ring name The Great Khali, Dalip Singh Rana, is an Indian professional wrestler who was a part of WWE from 2006 to 2014. The wrestler and actor who celebrated his birthday on August 27, became the first Indian world champion in WWE history after he won the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in July 2007.On the wrestler’s 47th birthday, here are a few interesting facts about The Great Khali. Dalip Singh Rana was born to Jwala Ram and his wife Tandi Devi in a Punjabi Hindu family of the Dhiraina village of Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district.Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, Rana was an officer for the Punjab state police.Notably, Rana has appeared in four Hollywood films, two Bollywood films and several television shows. He has been a part of movies like The Longest Yard, Get Smart, MacGruber, Kushti, Ramaa: The Saviour and HOUBA! On the Trail of the MarsupilamiHe is one of seven siblings who was born into a poor family and suffers from acromegaly, which among other effects causes gigantism and chin protrusion.While serving as a security guard in Shimla, he caught the eye of a police officer from the neighboring State of Punjab that—having previously helped several employees of Punjab Police to become international sportspersons—got him induced in the Punjab Police in 1993.Once in Punjab’s Jalandhar, Rana trained in the local gyms to become a wrestler and soon he got selected for specialized wrestling training in the United States.Khali is married to Harminder Kaur and is blessed with a daughter named Alvin.He first started wrestling under the ring name Giant Singh for All Pro Wrestling.He then signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and spent eight months there, until WCW was bought by World Wrestling Federation (WWF).Following stints in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and various promotions, he became the first Indian professional wrestler to be signed to a contract by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on January 2, 2006. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Dalip Singh RanaGreat Khaliwrestlerwwe First Published: August 27, 2019, 3:22 PM IST | Edited by: Ahona Senguptalast_img read more