10 Feb

Bayern stretch Bundesliga lead

first_imgBERLIN (AP):Bayern Munich ground out a 3-1 win at Stuttgart and provisionally opened an eight-point lead to move closer to an unprecedented fourth straight Bundesliga title yesterday.”We need another three wins and a draw to achieve something very special, something no team in Germany ever achieved,” Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said.An own goal from Georg Niedermeier got the defending champions under way in the 31st minute and David Alaba made it 2-0 in the 52nd.Daniel Didavi pulled one back in unorthodox fashion in the 63rd, scooping the ball while on the ground over the helpless Manuel Neuer. Didavi did not have time to get up from his previous attempt.Bayern substitute Douglas Costa sealed it in the 89th with a shot inside the left post.Borussia Dortmund can restore the five-point gap today with a win at Schalke in the Ruhr derby. Five rounds remain after the weekend’s games.”I always watch Bundesliga on Sundays,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “But I rely on Bayern Munich and not Borussia Dortmund.”last_img read more

12 Jan

Fraudster slapped with 3-year jail sentence

first_imgTwenty-six-year-old Kevin Campbell was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He pleaded guilty to three fraud charges.Kevin CampbellThe Police stated on March 7 and 8, 2019 at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Camp Street, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $150,000 from Jiram Rampersaud and $300,000 from Malinie Rampersaud by pretending that he was employed at GRA and was in a position to sell them one Toyota Primo Car, knowing same to be false.The last charge stated that on July 3, 2019 at Robb and King Street, Georgetown, while being in lawful custody, he escaped from the said custody.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that in January 2019, the couple made contact with Campbell, who told them that he was employed at Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and was in a position to sell two vehicles which were seized.In March, the victims handed over the monies to the defendant but after sometime, he failed to deliver the vehicle. The matters were reported, an investigation was launched, which led to his arrest.The court further heard that on July 3, 2019, while being in custody, he jumped out of Police vehicle in the vicinity of Robb and King Street, Georgetown. He was later apprehended.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Campbell to two years each on the two charges of obtaining monies by false pretense and one-year imprisonment for escaping lawful custody; however the sentences will run concurrently, which will see Campbell spending only two years.last_img read more