Driver critical after Mon Repos accident

first_imgA man, identified as Anthony Jairam, is now in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he crashed into a bridge at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Sunday afternoon.The mangled car after the accidentAccording to details acquired by Guyana Times, the accident occurred around 04:00h when Jairam, who was driving a grey Premio motor car proceeding North along the Railway Embankment Road in Mon Repos, reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the bridge before spinning and crashing again into another section of the bridge.As a result of the accident, the vehicle was badly mangled. Public-spirited persons rushed to the assistance of the victim who was trapped in the car.After much effort, he was pulled from the car in an unconscious state and rushed to the Hospital’s emergency unit where he is receiving treatment.One eyewitness, a shop owner who lives in the vicinity of the bridge where the accident occurred, said the injured man’s entire upper body was bloodied.According to the man (no name given), the accident victim “looked like he in bad shape, because when them man pull he out of the car, he whole top part was full of blood, all he face”. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

1,024 stolen bridal gowns recovered

first_imgShe and Hansen repeated that sentiment Tuesday. “Our next event is April 27 and 28 in Chicago,” Hansen said. “We are going to hold the biggest gown sale you have ever seen.” [email protected] (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was an early Christmas miracle that turned the November theft of $3 million in wedding dresses headed to West Hollywood into a nationwide outpouring that helped grant the wishes of dying women. But last week, Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation got a late Christmas gift when Border Patrol agents found the missing trailer – with half of the 2,000 stolen gowns still inside. “I am beside myself and overwhelmed with the recovery,” said Fran Hansen, co-founder and national director of the Oregon-based charity. “Everybody else sees gowns. I see wishes. These dresses are wishes.” The 40-foot trailer was discovered Thursday by Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales, Ariz. The driver had been refused entry into Mexico by customs officials there, and when he turned around to go through U.S. Customs, officials became suspicious when they noticed masking tape covering the Making Memories logo on the side of the trailer. Inside, they found 1,024 gowns. The unidentified driver was arrested and the case turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which declined to discuss details. When the trailer was stolen in November from a Scottsdale, Ariz., parking lot, Hansen had been en route to a bridal sale in West Hollywood. The event was going to finance 20 Christmas wishes for women dying of breast cancer, but five days before the bridal sale, Making Memories had nothing to sell. Individuals and designers responded to the story by donating more than 4,000 dresses, and Wal-Mart donated a new trailer. “We are almost in a better position than we were before,” local chairwoman Suzanne Appel said at the time. last_img read more

Marshawn Lynch documentary coming soon — ‘It’s an Oakland thing’

first_imgComing soon to a silver (and black) screen near you, “Lynch: A History.”That would be Marshawn Lynch, the Oakland Tech, Cal and Raiders beast who is as Oakland as Oakland gets.David Shields, New York Times bestselling author, has trained his storytelling on a documentary featuring Lynch. The film will be released on iTunes and Amazon on Sunday, and it will show at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater on Aug. 7.Shields could hardly have picked a more compelling subject for his directorial debut than …last_img

How to Find Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone for Free (Smartphone Tip)

first_imgRelated Posts New from Lookout Labs, makers of the popular anti-malware software for Android, is an app called Plan B which helps you locate your missing phone. And what makes it better than Apple’s “Find my iPhone” mobile application? Simple: you can install this app after your phone goes missing. Thanks to the Android Market’s over-the-air installation feature, you can push this app down to your mobile device by installing the app from the Android Market website. Afterwards, the app will automatically start running on your device and it will send its current location to your Gmail address. If for some reason it doesn’t start, you can borrow a friend’s phone and text the word “locate” to your phone number.Other Options for Tracking Lost PhonesPlan B is not the only “find my phone” application available in the Android Market, but it does have one thing going for it that several others don’t: it’s completely free.It should be noted that in some cases, that’s because its feature set is more limited than its competition. For example, the $3.99/year iHound tracking application offers advanced capabilities like the ability to wipe your phone’s data, trigger alarms, check in on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare and set up geofences. This last feature means you can be alerted when family members cross virtual geographic boundaries – like when your child arrives at school, or when your spouse returns home.A few other “find my phone” apps on Android include Where’s my Droid (free/donate), Find My Phone ($0.99) and Lost Phone (free). I’ve personally used iHound (on my iPhone) and Where’s my Droid (on my Android) in the past and both worked well. However, I tend to not purchase apps when a free alternative is available that works as well, so I can’t speak to how well Find My Phone works. And Lost Phone seems to have mixed reviews, so I skipped it.Update: I’ve also just discovered LocateMyDroid, which lets you track your phone on a map in real time via a Web interface. It’s also free and works anywhere in the world.What I like best about Plan B is that when you don’t have the luxury of installing an app on your device itself, the remote over-the-air (OTA) installation and app startup features it offers are a real lifesaver. Although OTA installation isn’t unique to Plan B – all Android apps can be pushed down from the Web to your device – the addition of an SMS trigger is a great feature to have in case something goes wrong.How to Use Plan BSo how do you use Plan B? It’s simple:Go the app’s page on the Android Market and click on the blue “Install” button next to the app’s icon. (You must be signed in to your Google account first).A pop-up box will appear asking you to confirm which device you’re sending it to (if you have more than one) and displays the permissions the app is requesting. Click the “install” button again to complete the process.Plan B will download directly to your phone and then emails you at Gmail with its location. (If that doesn’t work, borrow someone’s phone and text “locate” to your phone number). That’s it!You’ll initially get one email when the app starts and then up to five more when your phone’s location changes over the next 10 minutes. Each location will have an accuracy rating next to it, to help you better determine the phone’s exact location. If you aren’t able to find your phone in the first 10 minutes, just text “locate” again to re-trigger the tracking process and emails.Some users report annoyance with the frequency of emails sent, so for now, it’s recommended that you uninstall the app after you find your phone. Also, it should be noted that GPS isn’t implemented in the same way on all Android devices, it relies on your phone having access to a signal and it won’t work if the phone is switched off. In tests, Plan B wasn’t always accurate in some of its emails, but other emails (the ones with a higher accuracy rating), the location was more precise.Plan B only works in the U.S. at present.Plan B may not always be a free option for Android user, unfortunately. Lookout tells us that it’s free for now because it’s still in the experimental phase. That may or may not change in the future. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use an app like this, of course, but if you ever do need one, Plan B is one is good to know about. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#How To#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement No one ever plans on losing their phone, but when it inevitably happens, panic quickly sets in. As someone whose iPhone sat on the bottom of a pond for over half an hour, believe me, I know the feeling. But now I’m on Android (and yes, the pond incident had something to do with that), so Apple’s useful and free “Find my iPhone” tool, which tracks down lost phones via GPS, is no longer at my disposal. What to do?Luckily, there’s a free app for that on Android, too. And, frankly, it’s even better than the iPhone’s version.Why is Plan B for Android Better Than “Find My iPhone?” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

GG Urges Children to Stay Focused and Respect Each Other

first_img Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is imploring children to stay focused and to be respectful to each other, despite the many distractions that are preventing them from doing what is right. Story Highlights “I know sometimes there are some very good cartoons on the television, especially in the afternoon. Sometimes you get involved in the video games or surfing the Internet, your phone, the tablet, the computer or even spending time playing with your friends,” the Governor-Genera noted. “There are so many distractions to keep you from doing your homework… to keep you from studying,” the Governor-General pointed out. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is imploring children to stay focused and to be respectful to each other, despite the many distractions that are preventing them from doing what is right.“There are so many distractions to keep you from doing your homework… to keep you from studying,” he pointed out.“I know sometimes there are some very good cartoons on the television, especially in the afternoon. Sometimes you get involved in the video games or surfing the Internet, your phone, the tablet, the computer or even spending time playing with your friends,” he noted.He noted, further, that while an argument could be made that this is all a part of growing up, children should be taught very early how to prioritise, and also the art of making responsible decisions.“Everything has its limits. Instead of just watching cartoons, why don’t you create your own cartoons? Draw with your pen and paper or even design cartoons on the computer. Whatever you see that someone else has done, can be done again and can also be taken further and better,” he said.The Governor General, who was addressing teachers and students at the Chester Castle All-Age and Infant School during a tour of Hanover on Thursday (September 21), pointed out that young children must be given proper attention and nurturing in order to make them into productive adults.Sir Patrick said those who are charged with the responsibility of looking after children must be cognisant that they are in charge of the nation’s future.He said children must be taught the importance of working together, saying that this will be an effective tool to take them on life’s journey.“When you are united, you are strong. Unity gives strength… . Together we can aspire… together we can achieve. When we work together, we are stronger. Always remember that each of you brings value,” he said.Reiterating a statement that he made at his inauguration in 2009, Sir Patrick said he strongly believes that “there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right in Jamaica”.“I started an organisation called ‘I Believe’, because I believe in all our children. If you dream, you can achieve, and this is something I believe with all my heart.”The Governor-General also visited Edwards Dairy Farm and Green Island High School on his day-long tour of Hanover.last_img read more