Son of businessman shot, robbed on Regent Street

first_imgSelson PrescottThe son of the owner of Pressy’s Enterprises was on Monday afternoon shot and relieved of an undisclosed sum of money that he was carrying in a briefcase at Regent Street, Georgetown, by armed bandits.Selson Prescott was reportedly in the vicinity of Regent and King Streets at about 14:15h when he was approached by the suspects. The men reportedly attempted to relieve him of the briefcase but he put up a resistance and it was at this time that he was shot in his groin.Based on reports received, the bullet is lodged in his abdomen. After the shooting, the men grabbed the case and fled the scene on motorcycles. At the time of the incident, the young man was reportedly heading to the bank to make a deposit.However, the injured man, who is said to be in his 20s, was assisted by public-spirited citizens and taken to a private medical facility where he was admitted. An investigation has been launched.Just a few days ago, a crew member aboard the visiting cruise ship, MS Serenissima, was robbed of his belongings in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Lombard Street, Georgetown.Based on reports, 40-year-old Neil Horrocks reportedly arrived at Lombard Street, Georgetown, in a taxi at about 01:00h after leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown, nightspot.After he exited the taxi, he was pounced on by two men who demanded that he hand over his valuables. The perpetrators made their escape with a quantity of cash and the tourist’s credit card.During the encounter, Horrocks received injuries about his body and was treated by a doctor onboard the MS Serenissima. A report was filed with the police.last_img read more

Arsenal set for drop into Europe’s second tier

first_imgThe Arsenal boss said his team would take the competition seriously despite the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League after 19 consecutive seasons in Europe’s premier competition.“We will take it seriously but the priority is to focus on the Premier League and combining the two,” he said in comments reported by Britain’s Daily Telegraph.“Then, in December, we will see, but at least we want to qualify for the next round. Thursday to Sunday morning is short so I have to think about that. But we have to win at home and you know how it is when you don’t win at home.”Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won the 2012/13 Europa League with Chelsea, said the competition was a worthwhile target.AC Milan, looking to win the only major European trophy that has so far eluded them, Europa League, appear to be on the road to recovery under Chinese ownership after a number of lean years © AFP/File“We decided that it was the first time and hopefully the last time we played the Europa League and we wanted to win it,” he said.Arsenal’s domestic rivals Manchester United won the trophy last year, giving them a route into this year’s Champions League.Wenger, whose Arsenal side lost the club’s previous match in the competition to Galatasary in the 2000 final, when it was branded the UEFA Cup, is likely to rotate his squad, giving some of his fringe players game time as he negotiates a tricky Group H that also includes Red Star Belgrade and Belarusian outfit BATE Borisov.Seven-time European champions AC Milan have an easier task, with ties against Austria Vienna, AEK Athens and Rijeka of Croatia in Group D as they continue their return to European competition for the first time since 2013-14.The Italians, looking to win the only major European trophy that has so far eluded them, appear to be on the road to recovery under Chinese ownership after a number of lean years.Smarting after a 4-1 Serie A defeat at Lazio at the weekend, they open their group-stage campaign at Austria Vienna after coming through two qualifying rounds.“We are a new squad. It’s my responsibility and the one of the boss and the management to lead this group to success,” said captain Leonardo Bonucci, who joined the club from Juventus in the close season.“We must stick together also when playing in Europa League,” he told Milan TV. “It’s a competition that many in the team have never played in before.”Wayne Rooney’s Everton will have a stern test in Group E, which also includes French club Lyon, whose Groupama Stadium will host the final on May 16.Other notable names in this year’s group stage are Spanish sides Villarreal and Real Sociedad as well as Italy’s Lazio.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (R) says his team would take the Europa League competition seriously despite the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League © AFP/File / Greg BAKERLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Premier League giants Arsenal make their Europa League bow this week, slipping into the continent’s second-string competition after nearly two decades in the Champions League, with AC Milan also injecting star quality.Arsene Wenger’s men, fifth in the Premier League last season — their first finish outside the top four since 1995-96 — take on German side Cologne on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium in London.last_img read more

A £32m man’s drought, a goalscoring legend and a midfield sensation – best PL stats from the weekend

first_img 10 6. And, continuing with Chelsea, Diego Costa’s assist for Oscar was the first he has set up in his last 20 games, in all competitions, for the Blues 10 4. After his stunning strike against Crystal Palace, seven of Willian’s eight goals this season for Chelsea have come from outside the box 2. Dele Alli, compared to Steven Gerrard after his performance against Everton, has scored or assisted six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, with three goals and three assists 7. West Ham secured a Premier League double over Liverpool for the first time since the 1963-64 season 10 10 10. Finally, Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil scored the Premier League’s 500th goal of the 2015-16 season 10 10 10 10 10 10 9. After winning a penalty against Bournemouth, Jamie Vardy has now won two more spot kicks than any other player since the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season, with seven 8. Over half (51.4%) of the Premier League goals scored by Andy Carroll, who nodded in West Ham’s second, have been headers (19 out of 37) 1. Wayne Rooney is now the second highest goalscorer, behind Alan Shearer, in Premier League history, with 188 goals to his name, and the second all-time top scorer for Manchester United (238) after his flick finish in the victory over Swansea City 3. Match-winner Sergio Aguero has now scored against 24 out of the 28 different Premier League clubs he has faced since arriving at Manchester City in July 2011 It might not have been the highest scoring Premier League weekend, but there was still plenty to talk about.Wayne Rooney reminded supporters of his legendary status in England’s top flight after a sublime back-heel finish in Manchester United’s victory over Swansea City saw the striker leap further in the record books, while Dele Alli’s performance against Everton resulted in some going so far as to describe the midfielder as the ‘best since Steven Gerrard’.And talkSPORT has rounded up a selection of the most exciting facts and figures from the first Premier League weekend of 2016, with the pair above making an appearance on the best stats from the past two days.Click the yellow arrow above, right to reveal all… 5. Meanwhile, Willian’s club team-mate Eden Hazard, who limped off with what looked to be a groin injury against Crystal Palace after only 15 minutes, has now gone 2289 minutes without scoring a goal for Chelsea last_img read more