Bandits rob nursing students at New Amsterdam

first_img-ransack room, steal cellular phones, tablet before escapingTwo female students residing at the Nursing School in New Amsterdam, Berbice, are now traumatised after two bandits entered their bedroom and relieved them of their valuables.The two students are 24-year-old Wendy John and 29-year-old Eliza Edwin, both of Region Eight.Reports are that at about 01:30h on Saturday morning, the two female students were asleep in the bedroom which they share when they were awoken by the perpetrators.The two suspects were said to have been dressed in dark clothing and had cloths tied around the lower parts of their faces to conceal their identities. One of the men brandished a handgun.According to a source, the men grabbed a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone valued at $101,000 and a Samsung Tablet 4 valued at $43,000 belonging to Wendy and one Samsung J2 valued at $37,000 that belonged to Eliza.After snatching the items, the men ransacked the bedroom, in search of more valuables. However, during this time, one of the students raised an alarm, which prompted the men to escape through a window.Shortly after, the police were contacted and although the scene was dusted for fingerprints, none were found. A search for the two suspects in the compound proved futile.An investigation has been launched into the robbery and a manhunt is on for the two suspects.last_img read more

Lakers notes: Cook in with no incident

first_imgJackson didn’t hesitate in playing Cook against the Toronto Raptors one day after the forward’s perceived act of disrespect – discarding his warm-up top in the coach’s lap – led to Jackson removing Cook as soon as he checked into the game. “I think in any family you’re going to have arguments,” Cook said. “I think we just had a family argument. We still love each other. I just tried to come out and just be a professional today. That’s how I am. I just come to work. Sometimes family members get mad. Both ways.” TORONTO – The Lakers had given up eight straight points to start the second quarter of Friday’s game when coach Phil Jackson decided it was time to go to his bench. He called for Kobe Bryant, who had sat for not even twominutes, as well as forward Brian Cook. As Cook headed to the scorer’s table, he took off his shooting shirt and the memories of his blowup Thursday at Detroit receded into the past. Jackson joked before Friday’s game, “Is he the only one? We’ve got about four or five on our team,” but wasn’t about to disagree. Radmanovic came to the Lakers with the reputation as being a one-dimensional shooter, though his defensive effort was praised during training camp. As Jackson put it Friday, “We think that he has the ability but he hasn’t defined himself as a player yet.” Radmanovic has started while Luke Walton has been sidelined by a sprained ankle. Walton hopes to practice today and could return Sunday at Cleveland. If not, Jackson might have to consider starting Cook. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Cook finished with sevenpoints and made 2 of 4 shots in 17 minutes. He played the final 10:13 of the second quarter and came back for the last 6:41 of the game when Jackson needed to get Lamar Odom a breather. Cook did miss a 21-footer with 25.9 seconds left. With Cook apologizing after Thursday’s incident, Jackson said he decided: “We’ll just go ahead and go forward with this. This is going to interrupt what we’re trying to do as a team.” Not so rad: Jackson’s patience with Vladimir Radmanovic ran out three minutes into the second half after he watched Radmanovic miss two shots and fail to get back on defense against Chris Bosh. He sent Ronny Turiaf for Radmanovic, who didn’t play the rest of the game. Jackson afterward summed up things succinctly, saying, “Vlade’s had two stinkers.” Earlier in the day, Radmanovic earned a spot on one Sports Illustrated writer’s list of the five worst defenders in the NBA. last_img read more