…released on ,000 bailArraigned on Monday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman, 45-year-old security guard Paula Gill of Laing Avenue, Georgetown admitted that, on June 15, 2017, at Charlestown Secondary School, she had unlawfully assaulted Suesattie Latchand so as to cause her actual bodily harm.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves, in disclosing the facts of the matter, told the court that both the VC and defendant are security guards at the school; and on the day in question, the defendant asked the VC to clean the guard hut, as it was reportedly in an unsanitary condition.This precipitated an argument that escalated into a scuffle, during which the VC sustained injuries to her body. He said the VC, who had failed to attend court, is being cross-charged, and an arrest warrant has been issued for her arrest.The defendant, also, explained to the court that the incident escalated into a scuffle after the VC had grabbed her. “She hit me first,” Gill told the court, adding that she also had sustained injuries to her body.Following Gill’s explanation, Magistrate Latchman entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf; and because the prosecutor had no objection, placed the defendant on $60,000 bail. The case will continue on June 26.
Kolkata: Two persons, identified as Sravan Soni and Ravi Verma, have been arrested by Posta police station for allegedly blackmailing a businessman. It was alleged that the accused persons were using some pictures where the businessman could be seen being intimate with a woman.Sources informed that the complainant is a resident of Guwahati, who owns a business in Hanspukuria Street. For his business, he used to travel between Guwahati and Kolkata frequently. A few months ago, he met with a woman and developed a close relationship with her. Recently, he went to a hotel with the woman and took some pictures while they were sharing personal moments. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter a few days, the businessman received a message containing a picture which he had clicked with the woman. The sender then called him and asked for Rs 50 thousand. The accused also threatened of circulating the pictures among his close ones if he did not pay the money. After a few calls with the same demand, the businessman lodged a complaint with the Posta police station. After commencing investigation, sleuths traced the accused in and around Posta and Burrabazar, after getting the tower location of the number which was used to call the businessman. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedImmediately, police requested the complainant to call the accused and ask him to receive the money. On Saturday night, when Soni came to take the money, he was surrounded by police. Later, Soni stated that he was doing this as per order from his friend Verma. Police then arrested Verma as well. Later, it came to light that the complainant had showed the pictures to Verma, who is a friend of him. After seeing the pictures, Verma came up with the idea to blackmail and extort money from his friend.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now World Wide Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee just chalked up another accolade, and it’s one of his greatest yet. The Association for Computing Machinery has given him the 2016 Turing Award, frequently considered the Nobel Prize of the computing industry. He’s receiving the award not just for inventing the basics of the web, but designing them in an elegant way. His concepts for links (URLs and URIs) were simple and easy to implement, while making HTML the heart of the web helped anyone publish info in a practical format.The award also pays tribute to Berners-Lee’s efforts in the years after getting the web off the ground. He fostered the early web by distributing open source code, and he shaped groups like the World Wide Web Consortium (the standards body), World Wide Web Foundation (promoting the web as a basic right) and Web Science Trust (which studies the web’s social effects). The web “is what it is today” because of him, according to the ACM, and he’s still involved in supporting it.The prize isn’t just about the honorifics — Google also offers $1 million. And it’s safe to say that it’s well-earned in this case. While the internet certainly existed before Berners-Lee fired up the first public web server in 1991, it wasn’t until then that it found a simple framework that could catch on with the mainstream. Modern commerce, news and politics almost certainly wouldn’t be the same without him. This story originally appeared on Engadget April 5, 2017 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free