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Man denies trying to murder father-in-law at Vergenoegen

first_img…to stand trial next MondaySudesh Rambhajue will next Monday answer to allegations that he attempted to murder his father-in-law, Latchman Narine Persaud, on September 18, 2015 at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo.Accused: Sudesh RambhajueRambhajue had been charged with felonious wounding committed on Narine Persaud, but at Tuesday’s arraignment before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, he denied both counts.The defendant did not have legal representation, but the court nevertheless empanelled the matter, giving the accused almost one week to obtain the services of an attorney to defend him in court.Rambhajue told the court he could not afford to retain an attorney and requested that the State provide representation for him. However, the court’s view was that such charges do not necessarily require the State to provide legal counsel.Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial is leading the State’s case, and is assisted by fellow attorneys Narissa Leander and Tiffini Lyken.It was previously reported that Narine Persaud claimed to have been attacked by the suspect after he had asked him to move out from his house. However, Persaud explained that after Rambhajue had ignored his request, he sought to repeat it when he saw the man approaching his home on the evening in question.Narine Persaud reported that the man became annoyed, and stabbed him before fleeing the scene.Several witnesses are expected to testify when the matter is heard next week.last_img read more

Let’s talk kitchens…

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Let’s talk kitchens. Kitchens and tables are the heart of every home. The meals that nourish us are created here. Deals are signed. Problems are solved. Laughter happens. Priceless memories are created around the table. It all starts in the kitchen.Last fall, Paul and I started a grand adventure of remodeling my childhood home. A cool thing about this house is that half of it was a one room schoolhouse built in the 1800s. My grandpa attended school there. It was moved, used as a corn crib and moved again in the 1940s where it was turned into a house. My dad grew up in the house from the age of eight, got married and lived there 30 more years (that’s when I came along!). It has been a rental house for past 26 years. In this fixer-upper craze, we live in, this seemed like an exciting, fun project for two empty nesters to tackle. Demo day was an HGTV moment, then before we knew it we were living the 1986 movie, The Money Pit. That’s another story.Back to kitchen. For most of us, what you see is what you get, we just make do. Designing kitchens through a new build or remodel can take on a life of its own. Loans.usnews.com states when remodeling an existing kitchen, you want to think about cost versus value. Generally, a remodel project’s budget should be within 25% of the value of your home. Our current house is over 100 years old and when we moved in the washer and dryer were along a wall in the kitchen. Everyone’s dream kitchen includes a laundry, right? We remodeled the kitchen 11 years ago. We finally got the laundry out of the kitchen, added an island and brought it into modern farmhouse times.Thinking about remodeling or new construction? The first thing on the to-do list is to find a contractor you can trust. Anderson & Noland Construction was my-go to for my remodel 10 years ago and for this schoolhouse renovation as well. Mike is my Chip Gaines for all you Fixer Upper junkies. He is awesome! He is creative, adapts well to old house challenges and an overall craftsman. Mike is a friend and knew my needs before I knew what I needed. Electrical outlets on either end of an island and a spice drawer! I was in heaven. Mike states that 25% to 30% of their business is kitchen remodels. His biggest challenge is getting clients to think realistically about design, length of project and budget. HGTV, Pinterest and Houzz are great about cool new projects completed in an hour. Then reality hits. Money talks.Mike said when designing a kitchen, the most important thing is space, shape and the triangle. I love math and geometry and that’s what the triangle is all about. The triangle is an imaginary line between the sink, fridge and range. This triangle determines the efficiency of your kitchen. Kitchens.com states that each side of the triangle should be between 4 and 9 feet with the sum not being more than 26 feet. It should not cut through an island. Shapes of L, U, G, Single Wall and Galley help with containing the triangle. The most common shape is L or galley shape. L shape is designed with cabinets running on two adjacent walls creating a scalene type triangle. A galley shaped kitchen is designed with 2 parallel walls My current kitchen is L shaped with a scalene triangle running through my island, YIKES! A faux pas maybe, but it was the only design possible for the space. Mike said dream kitchen triangles aside, people do adapt their efficiency to the triangle and space they have.My kitchen design is progressing. The new kitchen plans are a galley shaped kitchen with more of a small equilateral triangle concept. A few new appliances have been ordered. Cabinets have been designed, ordered and will be delivered soon. We are well on our way to our new kitchen and I can’t wait! As you think about your dream kitchens, it can get a little overwhelming. The dreams and possibilities are endless. Reality meets dreams with a budget, a triangle, a letter and a creative guy (or girl!) Go for it and enjoy these recipe favorites of a few good men!Eat well and Healthy,Shelly Best Cherry Pie cantstayoutofthekitchen.comMy guy Mike’s favorite pie… cherry 1 to 1 ½ cups sugarDash of salt½ to 1 tsp. almond extract2 14.5 oz. cans of pitted tart red cherries1/3c cherry juice (drained from cherries)3 Tbsp. flour1 Tbsp. butter, sliveredPie crust ctionsCombine sugar, flour & salt. Stir in butter, then cherry juice, food coloring and almond extract. Add cherries and let stand while making pastry. (This helps the flavors absorb more readily). Pour cherry filling into pastry shell. Cover with a lattice top crust.Bake at 300° for about 1 ½ hours until the juice starts bubbling up quite thick between the layers of the lattice crust. If necessary put foil over pie to prevent browning. NotesNOTE: This is much better with tart, red pitted cherries, not dark, sweet cherries.NOTE: The pie isn’t done until the juices get really thick. Otherwise, after it cools when you cut into the pie it will be runny.NOTE: Avoid placing the filling in the pie before you have the top crust ready to go. Otherwise the juices will cause the bottom crust to get soggy while baking.NOTE: Be sure when draining the cherries to reserve the cherry juice necessary to make the recipe. Chewy Chocolate-Gingerbread Cookies mathastewart.comPaul’s favorite cookies…chewy ginger w a splash of chocolate 7 oz best-quality semisweet chocolate1 1/2 c + 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed1/4 cup unsulfured molasses1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder Line two baking sheets with parchment. Chop chocolate into 1/4-inch chunks; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa.In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and grated ginger until whitened, about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Add molasses; beat until combined.In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking-soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture. Mix in chocolate; turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Pat dough out to about 1 inch thick; seal with wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours or more.Heat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough into 1 1/2- inch balls; place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Roll in granulated sugar. Bake until the surfaces crack slightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Peanut Butter Pie adapted from tasteofhome.comOne of Jake’s(son #1) favorite pies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter4.5 oz lite cream cheese, softened1 cup confectioners’ sugar1/3 cup milk12 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed9 in. chocolate/plain graham cracker crumb crust2 tablespoons chopped peanuts, optionalChocolate curls, optional2 Reese Cups, chopped, optional  In a mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugar and milk; fold in whipped topping. Pour into the crust. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove from the freezer just before serving. Garnish with peanuts and chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 6 servingslast_img read more

The Slow Death of the Landline: Quarter of U.S. Households are Now Wireless-Only

first_imgOne out of four households in the U.S. is now wireless-only. According to the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of wireless-only households continues to move up slowly. In the first half of 2009, 22.7% of all households had cut their landline and today this number is closer to 25%. In addition, it is also worth noting that about 15% of households that still have a landline report that they now receive almost all of their calls on their wireless phone. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Statistics#web Unsurprisingly, younger adults under 35 are more likely to have cut their landlines, but the CDC also reports that the number of wireless-only households increased among all age groups. About half of all adults aged 25 to 29 now live in households that are wireless-only, though only 5.2% of adults over 65 have cut their landlines. Renters and adults who have roommates, by the way, are far more likely to live in households with only wireless phones than most other demographics.For more detailed statistics, have a look at the full report here (PDF).What Does This Mean for Developers?For mobile developers, this is an interesting trend. While most developers tend to focus on applications that are meant to be used while on the road, the market for in-home apps that control appliances or allow you to program your DVR will only continue to grow over the next few years. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

3 Top Tools to Broadcast to Facebook Live

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Broadcasting#ecamm#facebook live#live video#streaming Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Social media has always made it possible for businesses to communicate with audiences. Live streaming has made that communication two-way. Businesses can talk to an audience, and that audience can use the comments to interact with the broadcaster. There are three top tools to broadcast to Facebook Live.A broadcaster on Facebook can ask questions, they can show their approval, and they can even chat with other viewers.A cosmetics seller could broadcast a live demonstration while viewers ask questions about specific skin types, and other viewers describe their own experiences. Selling in this way is a very different and very effective way of marketing.Platforms such as Facebook make the process simple enough, but several third-party providers have now added to those services. Facebook’s platform and made it even more compelling for companies that want to engage and sell. Leading the way is BeLive. This service integrates with Facebook to enable broadcasters to conduct split-screen interviews.So you could talk to another expert in your field, and your audience would see both of you on the screen, just like a news broadcast. You can even create a kind of talk show that puts as many as four people on the screen at the same time, with ten waiting on a type of lobby to join the conversation.Perhaps the best feature offered by BeLive is branding and communication. The platform lets broadcasters use their own logos, frames, and colors, and create chyrons. So as you’re answering a viewer’s question, an assistant could put that question on the screen or pick out the best comments flowing alongside the video. It’s all you need to make the broadcast effective.Ecamm is aimed at Mac users and has similar functions. You can add overlays to live broadcasts, share your Mac desktop (which is useful for software demos and tutorials), and switch between different camera views. That sounds useful, but it risks being disorienting for viewers, and it might even be too professional.One of the benefits of live video is that it brings viewers close to a brand. They can feel like they’re talking directly to a business or an expert in the same way they might Facetime a friend. Switching between camera views might give a broadcast the slickness of a shopping channel broadcast but at the expense of intimacy.The green screen feature that lets you change your background does have the potential for lots of fun, though. Finally, Crowdcast is a bit simpler. It puts a lot of emphasis on its fast onboarding. The platform has a straightforward setup, with no downloads.Facebook Live is very simple. It’s the extra features that you’re looking for from a third party. Where Crowdcast does offer some benefits is in its engagement features—the platform provides polls and interactive Q&As—and in its stats data.You can track performance with advanced analytics, and also connect with Zapier. So you could, for example, set up an automated response to someone who clicks a link placed in the comments. The platform is particularly popular with users of Patreon who use it to drum up support for their fundraising and answer questions from potential donors.Facebook Live is powerful by itself. But the social media site has left plenty of room for other businesses to add features and get even more benefits out of live broadcasting. Whether you’re focused on interviews and answering questions, want to turn your Mac into a television control room, or want to give a Patreon campaign a bit of a boost, Facebook Live and its third party support will help you meet your goals. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, podcast host, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand. Related Posts Joel CommThe Functional Futuristlast_img read more

2,500 trees make way for kanwariyas

first_imgThe district administration of Meerut has finally started work on a project involving removal of 2,500 trees to expand and pave a concrete pathway for the kanwariyas (pilgrims who go to the Ganga to collect holy water) in the district. The tree-cutting commenced on Friday. Officials said traffic on the Delhi-Meerut-Haridwar highway will not be affected during the kanwariya pilgrimage once the pathway is complete. “The proposal was an old one which got stuck due to objection from the local Forest department. District Magistrate Anil Dhingra sorted out the matter with the Forest Secretary,” said a senior district official. The proposal involves expansion of 108-km pathway, starting from Muradnagar till Purqazi in Muzaffarnagar. The width of the road is likely to be expanded by 7.5 metres.last_img read more