Taxi driver beaten, robbed of car

first_imgThe hunt is on for one black Toyota Juke motor vehicle bearing registration number PWW 6930, which was taken from the owner by three knife-toting bandits pretending to be customers in the wee hours of Monday.The vehicle is owned by 30-year-old Dustin Greaves of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, who operates it as a taxi in the evening. Based on reports received, apart from the motor vehicle, the man was relieved of cash and a mobile phone.Preliminary investigations conducted by Police revealed that on Monday morning, Greaves was operating the vehicle as a taxi outside Ocean Spring Hotel on Vlissengen Road, Kitty, Georgetown. He was approached by the three men, who asked to be taken to another location at Kitty.As he was heading to their destination, one of the men informed him that they wanted to go on the East Coast of Demerara instead. Without thinking that something was amiss, the driver made his way to the East Coast of Demerara using the Railway Embankment.In the vicinity of the Ogle Airport access road, the man, who was sitting behind the driver, started to choke him while the other in the front passenger seat dealt him several blows to the body as he demanded valuables.The third suspect, who was also in the back passenger seat, reportedly took out a knife and dealt the VC several cuts to the body. Greaves was then tossed out the vehicle and the men made good their escape.Meanwhile, the injured man managed to stop a vehicle that was passing and related what took place. He was subsequently taken to the Police Station where he made a report. He was then sent to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away. No arrests were made and the search for the vehicle continues.last_img read more

Watch out NHL, here comes Joe Thornton after an injury-plagued first half

first_imgEDMONTON, Alberta — The NHL is being put on notice: Joe Thornton is getting healthy and he’s starting to give the Sharks a serious-matchup edge in the depth of the lineup.On opening night, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer preached about the importance of finding a dominant third line that can tip the scale similar to the mismatches created by the Pittsburgh Penguins vaunted “HBK” line during their Stanley Cup runs in 2016 and 2017. He’s experimented with a handful of different combinations in search …last_img

Match-fixing episode affected my game: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar has for the first time admitted that the match-fixing episodes in 1999-2000 had initially affected his game and the Indian team had to go through a difficult and painful phase as “spectators looked at us with suspicion”.Tendulkar said he was not in the right frame of mind during India’s disastrous tour of Australia where they were thrashed 0-3 in 1999-2000.”I can tell you that I was never approached by anyone, neither we had any discussions about the same in the team meeting,” Tendulkar told former South African Board President Dr Ali Bacher in an interview for Super Sport Channel.”I remember that there was a stage in 1999-2000 when it was very difficult as we were to play Australia. Before the series these things started making rounds. As a cricketer that’s the last thing I want.”You want your beloved game to be as clean as possible. I wanted the spectators to enjoy the contest and not look at us with suspicion. To play well, players need to be in right frame of mind and I can tell you that I was not in that frame of mind,” Tendulkar said, recollecting the disastrous series.The pain in his voice was evident as he gave the interview. “Every match you play and people pass on loose comments. This was really hurting me and the whole team,” said the maestro.Tendulkar felt that their historic 2-1 series win over Australia at home was the turning point. “I was sure that we needed to put up a very special performance against Aussies so that cricket lovers forget what has happened in the past and start enjoying the game again and move on. With grace of God we managed to do that.advertisement”We lost the first match at Mumbai. But in the next match at Kolkata we fought back from very bad position and won that match to level the series. Last match was even harder. At Chennai while chasing small total we lost eight wickets but won that Test match and series too.”I was happy for the fact we forced cricket lovers to forget about that bad chapter and start following cricket again.”Recollecting the horror days of match fixing, Bacher revealed that the South African Board was indeed approached by bookmakers.”We were directly approached by bookmakers to take their offer to the players through team meeting. Those were days when in couple of ICC meetings, I had raised this issue,” he said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more