Fantasy Baseball 2020: Find saves sleepers with our Closer Depth Chart

first_imgCloser: Ken Giles | Handcuff: CommitteeWashington NationalsCloser: Sean Doolittle | Handcuff: Daniel Hudson No position causes more headaches for fantasy baseball owners than closer. In fact, it’s the single worst position in all of fantasy sports, at least if you still have saves as a category. Injuries, committees, openers, sudden demotions, trade rumors — it all comes together to make even the most dedicated owner want to give up on RPs. Throw in the new three-batter rule, and it’s anyone’s guess how the values of handcuffs and middle-reliever sleepers will be altered. But fantasy owners still need to know who’s projected to close and set up for each team, so we’ll do our best to stay on top of every ninth-inning situation. Several jobs are up for grabs (Mariners, Giants, Orioles), and we know that things can change in a hurry for some of the “stable” situations, too. That’s especially true for eighth-inning roles, which are up in the air for most teams.  DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat SheetRegardless of your draft strategy when it comes to closers, it’s good to stay ahead of your leaguemates by knowing who’s “next-in-line” for every team. That’s how you find cheap saves on the waiver wire before everyone else, which is going to be key for winning your league. We’ll be updating this chart as needed, so check back for the latest updates!Fantasy Baseball Closer Depth Chart* – Injured | ^ – Trade bait | Hot seatArizona DiamondbacksCloser: Archie Bradley | Handcuff: Hector Rondon/Junior GuerraAtlanta BravesCloser: Mark Melancon | Handcuff: Will SmithBaltimore OriolesSpring competition: Mychal Givens/Hunter HarveyBoston Red SoxCloser: Brandon Workman | Handcuff: Matt BarnesChicago CubsCloser: Craig Kimbrel | Handcuff: Jeremy JeffressChicago White SoxCloser: Alex Colome | Handcuff: Aaron BummerCincinnati RedsCloser: Raisel Iglesias | Handcuff: Michael Lorenzen/Amir Garrett/Pedro StropCleveland IndiansCloser: Brad Hand | Handcuff: Nick WittgrenColorado RockiesCloser: Wade Davis | Handcuff: Scott ObergDetroit TigersCloser: Joe Jimenez | Handcuff: Buck FarmerHouston AstrosCloser: Roberto Osuna | Handcuff: Ryan PresslyKansas City RoyalsCloser: Ian Kennedy | Handcuff: Scott BarlowLos Angeles AngelsCloser: Hansel Robles | Handcuff: Ty ButtreyLos Angeles DodgersCloser: Kenley Jansen | Handcuff: Blake TreinenMiami MarlinsCloser: Brandon Kintzler | Handcuff: Drew SteckenriderMilwaukee BrewersCloser: Josh Hader | Handcuff: Brent Suter/Freddy PeraltaMinnesota TwinsCloser: Taylor Rogers | Handcuff: Trevor May/Tyler DuffeyNew York MetsCloser: Edwin Diaz | Handcuff: Dellin Betances/Seth LugoNew York YankeesCloser: Aroldis Chapman | Handcuff: Zack BrittonOakland AthleticsCloser: Liam Hendriks | Handcuff: Lou TrivinoPhiladelphia PhilliesCommittee: Hector Neris | Next-in-line: Seranthony Dominguez/Victor AranoPittsburgh PiratesCloser: Keone Kela* (undisclosed) | Interim committee: Kyle Crick/Nick Burdi/Richard RodriguezSan Diego PadresCloser: Kirby Yates | Handcuff: Emilio PaganSan Francisco GiantsSeattle MarinersCompetition: Matt Magill/Sam Tuivailala/Yoshihisa HiranoSt. Louis CardinalsCompetition Kwang-Hyun Kim/Ryan HelseyTampa Bay RaysLikely committee: Nick Anderson/Diego Castillo/Jose Alvarado/Colin PocheTexas RangersCloser: Jose Leclerc | Handcuff: Rafael MonteroToronto Blue Jayslast_img read more

Rob Rice Homes: Tough Times Bring a Win for All

first_imgFacebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesIt is a partnership between a bank and a local builder that proved to benefit many— homeowners, the community, and ultimately, the local area’s economy. Jobs were saved, beautiful communities and homes were built and the economic boost to Lacey and our county was measurable.Washington Federal Savings, one of Washington’s largest banks, trusted Rob Rice to plan and execute the development and building of hundreds of new homes in the Meridian Campus during one of the worst economic times in recent history, a project that is nearing completion after 6 years.The project a cornerstone project for one of the nation’s largest banks that has displayed its photo in their headquarters lobby. Photo courtesy: Rob Rice HomesToday, an aerial shot of that project is showcased in the lobby of the bank’s headquarters in Seattle and is considered one of its cornerstone projects. Displayed next to a photo of the Weyerhaeuser building on Occidental and the Eldorado hotel in New Mexico, the photo bears the Rob Rice Homes name.The story of this unique partnership provides insight into the integrity, loyalty and expertise of Thurston County’s largest local builder and the bank that trusted him.Challenge Brings Out the BestWashington Federal is headquartered in Seattle, has approximately 15 billion in assets and is one of the 100 largest banks in the country.In 2009 when the bottom dropped out of the housing market, the bank took possession of large parcels of land in the Meridian Campus, the result of a foreclosure. The land, once appraised at $43 million, dropped to $9 million in value during the housing crash and posed a significant loss for the bank and instability for the Meridian Campus community.“What was left was partially developed land, unfinished streets and abandoned homes only partially constructed,” explains Keith Taylor, Senior Vice President of Real Estate at Washington Federal who took over the day the bank took possession of the property.Keith Taylor of Washington Federal Bank partnered with Rob Rice which has resulted in beautiful communities that are in high demand. Photo courtesy: Rob Rice HomesKeith turned to Rob Rice and his team of experts to help preserve the bank’s investment, prepare the infrastructure necessary to build on the lots and build his outstanding homes.“We invested in Lacey at a time when the community needed it,” says Keith. “We helped the home owners’ association and the golf course; we put in sidewalks, curbs, roads and sewers and even a lift station, then provided gorgeous homes for buyers.”Why Partner with Rob Rice?Keith Taylor knew of Rob Rice’s reputation because Washington Federal had been a loyal partner and had lent to Rob since the late 80s.“Rob was highly thought of in the community and I was looking for someone to partner with who had made it through several real estate cycles. Rob had a business model that had endured many cycles because of the principles he operates.”Rob Rice explains the reason he was so stable during an unstable time.“We never over-extended ourselves during the recession,” explains the Best of South Sound builder. “I’ve always been very financially conservative and that mindset has helped me along the way.”Keith also knew Rob had a remarkable team made up of his wife Helena, his office staff, the Realtors who represent him and a vast network of sub-contractors and partners to whom Rob is fiercely loyal and who hold the same high standards.“Rob has the same framer that he has had for 30 years,” says Keith. “This is the kind of guy who will bring all of his expertise and integrity so we wouldn’t have to worry about the partnership. It was not a legal partnership, but it has truly been one in the business sense.”Views from the lots Rob built in the Meridian Campus are stunning. Photo Credit: Rob Rice HomesHow It WorkedThe project had four phases, which began in Campus Highlands as a fee-building program.“In fee-building there was no risk to us, but there was for Washington Federal,” explains Rob. “It shows their confidence in us and our proven record to build a quality product that consumers want to buy. We didn’t have to purchase land or finance the homes we were building; we were just paid for each home that we sold. It was perfect timing for us because it was during the recession.”Campus Highlands homes sold quickly and Rob was able to finance the next three phases himself through Washington Federal. Today, the second phase of 50 lots at Campus Highlands North are nearly all sold. The third phase, the Rob Rice Community at Campus Peak, has sold 30 of its 90 lots. The final phase of the project is 80 lots at Campus Estates that are currently in development.“The only pressure was to perform and sell the number of units that I agreed to with Washington Federal,” adds Rob.  “I was able to exceed my goal for them. As Thurston County’s largest local homebuilder I have a good grasp on the market demands. I know and can build the plans that people desire.”When finished, Rob Rice Homes will have built on 292 lots in a premium community in Lacey.The Homes That Buyers LoveRob Rice Homes has the floorplans and stylish design features that buyers are looking for today.Keith saw the quality of Rob’s homes as another huge benefit to the partnership.“His homes are beautiful and they have the type of floor plans that buyers today want. We knew they were a superior product.”Rob credits Deanna Collins of Signature Interiors and Design and his wife, Helena Rice, for an exceptional job of choosing interior and exterior finishes that buyers wanted.In addition, the team of Realtors representing us at these communities—Vonna Madeley, Jeanne Tranum and Leslie Shipe of the Coldwell Banker Evergeen Olympic Realty have been great advisors for buyers and their choice of features.“The fun part of this project has been working with our homebuyers who have already built a few homes and now are ready for their “forever” home,” says Helena Rice. “They know exactly what they want and we’ve been able to meet their needs.”“At both Campus Highlands North and Campus Estates we have built luxury ramblers and plans with a master suite on the main floor, both floorplans that so many people want these days. The homes are on lots that have stunning views with the golf course right at their fingertips. It is literally like living in a park.”Everyone WinsIn the end, the bank did not make a large profit but recouped the millions of dollars they had invested.Beautiful communities were built despite tough times. Photo courtesy: Rob Rice Homes“It probably isn’t apparent how daunting a task it was, but the payback is much more than getting our principal back,” remarks Keith.Rob Rice explains what he regards as one of the top returns for his efforts.“The biggest satisfaction for me was being able to keep my team of employees, sub-contractors and Realtors—nearly 100 people—busy during one of the worst economic times in our industry. This project provided millions of dollars of work for numerous partners. The end result was success for all involved.”Keith says that without Rob Rice as a partner he would still be working on the project.“When I asked Rob one time if he golfed, he told me he didn’t because he would have to go ‘all in’ to be good at it or he wouldn’t do it. With this program, he was all in.”“He builds homes and communities that way. He brought his intellectual property to make this thing happen and made his mark on that community. It is no wonder that so many people trust him to build their homes, one of their largest investments they make. Our bank certainly did.”More about Rob Rice Homes at www.robricehomes.comRob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.last_img read more

Birchbank opens doors for 2011 B.C. Junior Golf Championship

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsNine players from the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Tour take to the Rossland/Trail Birchbank course Tuesday for round one in the B.C. Junior Boy’s Golf Championship.“The key to playing well at Birch is to drive the ball well,” said Zone One coordinator Rob McKay on the eve of the four-day tournament.“If the kids can keep it in play they should be okay,” he added.The kids, McKay is referring to, are the cream of the Zone One West Kootenay crop.Redstone’s Kevin Bennett; the McKay boys, Tyler and Braden, of Birchbank; Brennan Moroney of Birchbank; Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes; Tanner Kopan and Jordan Hoodicoff of Christina Lake; Salmo’s Kevin MacDonald and Alex Rugg of Champion Lakes.A solid field of golfers from throughout the province will play a very challenging course known for large greens and lush, contoured fairways.The local contingent has played the 6.788-yard par 72 track numerous times. So home course advantage could be in their favour. Or should it?“I think there are advantages and disadvantages to playing at home,” McKay explained. “ The kids will know the course, but there will be the added pressure of wanting to play well.”McKay said the field is very deep with more than 100 players teeing it up Tuesday, starting from the hole one and ten.And back to defend his title is Adam Svensson of Vancouver.“Adam has to be the favorite,” said McKay. “He won both the world junior and the B.C. Am.”“Kevin Kwon, Curtis Chan, and Connor Kozak are also very, very good,” McKay added.Golfers are guaranteed two rounds before the field is cut before Thursday’s third round.The public is welcome to attend. There is no admission.19TH HOLE: The 2011 tournament is the final B.C. Junior for Kevin Bennett, Kevin McDonald and Tanner Kopan — the latter off to a golf scholarship at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Djokovic: “It all comes down to the power of the mind”

first_imgNovak Djokovic needed to spotlight the power of the psychological consider his matches on a tennis court docket. On Instagram Reside with Dutch athlete Wim Hof Inside his mission ‘The Self-Mastery Venture’, the Serb analyzed the transformation course of he undergoes when he’s on a tennis court docket. “On the tennis court docket I can immediately inform the distinction in my very own notion of this straightforward expertise … Once I make the transformation of being in a scenario of doubt, by which I permit some distractions and a few exterior elements to have an effect on me in my focus, my presence, when I’m totally aligned, I present myself and all the pieces flows. I don’t give it some thought as a result of it’s automated, I’ve it inside me. “Djokovic emphasised that the final result of what he does on the monitor relies on how he feels and the way he carried out on the monitor. “I’m going out and know completely the distinction and once I make that transformation from good to dangerous or dangerous to good, in any route. It is vitally fascinating what you’re speaking about as a result of it’s what I can really feel on the monitor. It’s the identical court docket, the identical rival and the stage of tennis high quality doesn’t change a lot. It is kind of the identical stage. However I management how I really feel and the way to act in these conditions. The Serbian additionally confused the significance of not concentrating and the way this may give power to your rival. “I management how I consciously really feel about this inner dialog about what is occurring and my ideas. ‘Oh I’m not adequate, he’s improbable, I’m not feeling nicely, he provides me the solar in the eyes, somebody is shouting one thing from the stands’. In case you begin to go on this route and also you don’t management your ideas they usually overwhelm you, you lose focus and that’s why you’re feeling fully inferior to your rival. “Lastly, Djokovic was completely satisfied of the significance of the power of the thoughts and the way it helps us to recuperate. “Nothing exterior has modified, however inside you say to your self ‘I’ve educated, I do know that I’m positive, I imagine in myself, I’ve confidence in myself, I’m going to make these photographs the finest I can.’ No matter occurs, I settle for it, I recuperate and go for the subsequent one. After which all of a sudden the entire recreation passes you. It is vitally fascinating as a result of it all comes down to the power of the thoughts. The power of the thoughts is one thing that we’ve got, that we possess. We can’t count on somebody to give us or give us a present or one thing that will likely be the formulation or secret of success. We’ve got to do this work ourselves. “last_img read more

Bravo first to 300 T20 wickets

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a four-wicket haul to become the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 career wickets as new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The right-arm seamer finished with four for 22 from his four overs to restrict Kings XI to 161 for six off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at the PCA Stadium.Kings XI then cruised to their target with 14 balls remaining in the innings, thanks to a top score of 74 off 47 deliveries from Australian opener Aaron Finch. Dinesh Karthik struck an unbeaten 41 from 26 balls.The hosts got away to a great start, thanks to openers Murali Vijay, who stroked 42 and Manan Vohra, who scored 38, in a 78-run stand.Left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja (2-30) claimed both before Bravo went to work on the remainder of the innings.Bravo, who was vital to West Indies’ capture of the Twenty20 World Cup last week, bowled Australian Glenn Maxwell for two with a yorker at 101 for three in the 12th over to move to 299 wickets and two balls later, also shattered South African David Miller’s stumps for 15 with a slow yorker that dipped.In reaching 300 wickets, the 32-year-old Bravo surpassed Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who sits on 299 wickets.Narine returns to IPLMeanwhile, champion off-spinner Sunil Narine is set to return to India today and could make a highly anticipated appearance for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in tomorrow’s mega clash against Mumbai Indians.KKR team officials confirmed yesterday that the 27-year-old off-spinner was scheduled to arrive this morning from Trinidad and Tobago, after returning home over a week ago following the death of his father.While in Trinidad, Narine was cleared by cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to resume bowling in international cricket, a development that provided a huge boost to KKR ahead of the current IPL season.Narine had been banned by the ICC last November, after tests showed his action on all deliveries, exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.He was forced to remodel his action and late last month successfully underwent a retest at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.last_img read more

GECOM abdicating responsibility

first_imgDear Editor,The Federation of Inde-pendent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), aggregately representing thousands of Guyanese workers, was expressly disturbed to learn that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from all appearances, has decided to abandon its functions to uphold and adhere to the Constitution of Guyana, Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of Guyana.The Federation could not help reaching such conclusions after it learnt that GECOM, without any apparent regard to the fast-approaching constitutional deadline for elections, has chosen, paradoxically, to proceed as if the situation were normal. The seeming complete ignorance of the ‘elephant in the room’ by the Government-appointed Commissioners and the President’s chosen Chairman, gives the impression that the independent, constitutionally-insulated, Commission has now become subjugated by the powers that be.As FITUG considered the decisions by GECOM we could not help but be reminded about some aspects of an editorial in sections of the media on February 11 where it was stated that “President Granger’s motive in selecting Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM has now been exposed for all and sundry to absorb. The fig leaf covering the President’s rejection of 18 names supplied by the Leader of the Opposition has now been fully exposed. Between them, President Granger and Justice Patterson have managed to recreate the spectre of the three-man Commission headed by Sir Harold Bollers, which presided over the last rigged general elections in 1985”.Indeed, when one considers the train of events vis-à-vis the current picture it’s hard not to arrive at such justifiable conclusions. The abrogation by GECOM of its duties is not a matter that can be treated lightly especially given its importance to upholding our cherished democracy. It is now incumbent on the Government, more so President Granger, not to countenance any violation of the Constitution seemingly with the intent to cling to power. The significant constitutional breaches must immediately come to an end and preparations for elections must commence in earnest.Regards,Federation ofIndependent TradeUnions of Guyana(FITUG)last_img read more

“Increase Women’s Participation by 35 Percent’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on political parties in the country to increase women’s participation and go beyond what was agreed to with the international community and ensure that at least 35 percent of all opportunities are given to women to enter elections race.She made the remarks yesterday at the program marking the maiden celebration of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Human Rights Day at the Monrovia City Hall, which is organized by the ECOWAS and Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia (INCHR).The program was held under the theme: ‘Promoting and Protecting Women’s Rights towards the Attainment of ECOWAS Vision 2020,’ with the sub theme ‘Women’s Rights in Political Governance and Participation and Women’s Rights in Economy, Empowerment and Development.’She lauded ECOWAS heads of state for the choice of 16 January of every year to be celebrated as ECOWAS Human Rights Day, which coincides with the day she was inaugurated as President of Liberia.She also lauded the governments of all member states for providing the enabling environment in which the celebration of ECOWAS Human Rights Day will be held in their respective countries. Today’s celebration, she said, seeks to strengthen the foundation in the region for an improved effort at enhancing the promotion and protection of rights of ordinary community citizens as entrenched in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, African Chapter on Human and People’s Rights.President Sirleaf said she believes that the celebration will create the space for political and civil society stakeholders to engage relevant actors involved in the promotion and protection of human rights in the region.Furthermore, she said “We cannot successfully attain our vision of ECOWAS as a people if we place constraints on the potential of our women, which constitutes more than half of the region’s population. We cannot win if women are left out of the strategic implementation of policies and operational activities which are aimed at enhancing sustainable development of our region.“With respect to the political and socio-economic rights of women, we urge all our governments in ECOWAS member states to act in the following direction: repeal any discriminatory law that affects the economic viability of women, their ability to get money and own land to move freely and to make decisions about their own bodies and health.”President Sirleaf said the decision to choose women’s rights as the theme to be celebrated for this year was appropriate, given the critical importance of women’s rights in the realization of ECOWAS’ Vision 2020. To achieve this, she said, “We must create opportunities for women to get employment in the private sector, create fair wages for women. Companies in the region are encouraged to look at the women’s empowerment scheme, because of an increasing importance of women’s role in peace and security around the globe.“Introduce measures to protect women’s integrity by preventing tortures, rape, sexual abuse, and exploitation both in armed and non-armed conflict situations. Promote education in training of government agents and law enforcement officers to respect women’s rights.” She also expressed her sincere gratitude to the other heads of state and ECOWAS for their unwavering support to the regional goal of advancing the promotion of human rights for the benefit of ordinary community citizens.Ambassador Babatunde O. Ajisomo, ECOWAS Special Representative to Liberia, who read ECOWAS President Marcel de Souza’s statement, said he was delighted and honored to represent the president of ECOWAS Commission. Ambassador Ajisomo said the celebration places a particular focus on the promotion and protection of women’s rights, which is extended to all areas, including women’s rights in political governance and participation in the economy, empowerment, peace and security, development.He further said that the ECOWAS Commission has noted with great concern that despite the ratification of numerous regional and international human rights instruments by member states, even to promote the rights of women, significant discrimination against women continues in the region.Ambassador Ajisomo continued, “This situation does not only violate the principle of equal rights or respect for human dignity but also constitutes an obstacle in the participation of women on equal path with men in the political, social, economic and cultural life of their countries, thereby hindering the realization of an integrated prosperous ECOWAS region.”Also speaking, Commissioner Bartholomew B. Colley, acting chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia (INCHR), lauded President Sirleaf for the level of work over the years as Africa’s first female president.He noted that President Sirleaf has created the space to elect women and also promote women’s initiatives, adding that “You will be remembered for promoting women’s agenda and young people.”The occasion was graced by the Director General of the General Services Agency, Mary T. Broh; Finance Minister Boimah Kamara; Gender Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell; Senator Conmany Wesseh of River Gee County; Charles Saah N’tow, Youth and Sports Minister; Senator Jewel Howard Taylor of Bong County; and Jonathan L. Kaipay of Grand Bassa County, among others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Poverty Reduction Law Ratified

first_imgRepresentatives voting for the passage of the Financing Agreement BillBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIA Financing Agreement Law to improve the country’s economy and social conditions was yesterday ratified by the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives.The law also aims to help the government realize its objectives in the implementation of the Economic Stabilization Recovery Plan that was adopted after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and the mitigation of the fiscal gap for 2017/2018.Both Houses – the Upper and Lower – approved the bill, entitled, “the Financing Agreement for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPOIII).”A few minutes to the ratification of the bill by the Legislature yesterday, the Financing Agreement was reached between Liberia and the International Development Association (IDA). Finance Minister Boima S. Kamara affixed his signature for the Government while country manager Larisa Leshehenko signed for the IDA. According to the agreement, the “grant and credit” is in the amount of 4,800,000 and 4,100,000 Special Drawing Rights respectively, totaling 8,900,000 Special Drawing Rights. The equivalent in US dollars is about US$12 million.During Tuesday’s sessions, both Houses postponed their Rules and Procedures, which compelled the bill to be read for at least three times before ratification.In the Senate, Grand Kru County Senator Albert Chie raised the motion for ratification, while the motion for reconsideration from Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay was tested but failed.In the House of Representatives, Bong County District #2 Representative Prince Moye proffered the motion for reconsideration from Montserrado County District #8 Representative Acarous M. Gray. It was also tested but denied.The maximum commitment rate payable will be one-half of one percent per annum; the payment currency is the US dollars, and payment dates are October 1 and April 1 each year.The draft law, which originated from the Executive, was passed following a heated debate between lawmakers.In a letter to House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay and Senate President Pro Tempore Armah Jallah, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wrote: “The Financing Agreement when ratified into law will enable the government to achieve these objectives and improve the economic condition that will help to alleviate poverty and make our citizens self- sufficient.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Armed bandits rob, beat gas station employees

first_imgFive armed men on Thursday night held up two employees attached to the RP Service Station at Mon ReposRP Service Station at Mon Repos Railway Embankment, East Coast DemeraraRailway Embankment, East Coast Demerara, and relieved them of a quantity of cash but not before assaulting them.The incident took place at about 23:30h.Reports are the bandits drove into the service station in a white car without registration plates and ordered the pump attendant, Dhareswar Budhai, 59, to fill the car’s tank.The men then exited the car and held the pump attendant and Sheik Hassan, 55, at gunpoint and relieved them of $14,200 in cash, two mobile phones, and several cylinders filled with cooking gas.The victims were then beaten about their bodies. They were locked in a washroom at the back of the service station while the men made good their escape.Speaking with Guyana Times, owner of the service station Rabindranauth Prasad explained that it was the first time his entity has been robbed.He noted that based on what was told to him, the men entered the service station and ordered the pump attendant to fill the tank with gasoline. One of the men then exited and asked to use the washroom, located at the back. On his way, he reportedly accosted the security guard and ordered him into the washroom.As the armed man went back to the front, four other occupants of the car exited and cut the chains to the cage in which the gas cylinders are kept. Prasad noted that the men took out 19 cylinders and packed them into the vehicle.“Based on the surveillance footage, the car then drove away, leaving two of the bandits behind… it appeared as though they were returning but soon after the two who were left behind saw a few soldiers walking on the road, they ran away,” Prasad stated.The businessman went on to say that immediately after the incident, a minibus turned into the service station but after the driver did not see the pump attendant, he called out to the man who answered from the washroom. They were let out and contacted the Police.The man noted that the entire incident was caught on camera and the Police are reviewing the footage.The establishment has been in operations for the past two years. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Where to Vote

first_imgCharlie Lake Elementary Schoolthe Peace River Regional District office east of Fort St. John City Hall (9912-106 Ave Fort St. John)You can vote at any of these locations from 8am to 8pmDistrict of TaylorAdvertisement District of Taylor Municipal Office at 10007 100th A Street in Taylor from 8am to 8pmDistrict of Hudson’s HopeHudson’s Hope Community Hall, 10310 Kyllo Street, Hudson’s Hope, BC from 8am to 8pmFor more on the election including a complete list of the candidates running your area visit a friend to the polls and help a senior get to the polls.Advertisement This map shows all the polling locations in the North PeaceView Larger Mapcenter_img Exercise your right to vote…..You can vote if you are 18, a Canadian citizen, and living in FSJ, Taylor, Area “C” or Hudson’s Hope for at least 6 months.Take 2 pieces of ID to prove your place of residence and your identification.  You can vote at the following placesFort St. John- Advertisement -North Peace Arena from 8am to 8pmPeace River Regional District Area “C”Baldonnel Elementary SchoolAdvertisementlast_img read more