A 65-year-old pensioner who was overseeing construction work at his D’Urban Street, Georgetown home was relieved of $1.5 million and other valuables by two gunmen who entered his premises.According to information received at about 14:00h on Thursday, the businessman, Noor Ally, was standing by his kitchen door overseeing the construction of a shed in his yard. He recalled observing a man entering his yard and walked towards him.As he looked closer, he realised the man was armed with a gun and immediately made his way through the main access door with the intention of hiding but instead was confronted by a second gunman, who placed a gun to his head.Ally and the carpenter were forcefully taken into a shop operated by the pensioner instructed to lie on the ground. The men then opened a drawer in the shop where they took out a sum of cash along with a quantity of phone cards and other items.The two gunmen then made good their escape. The Police were summoned and detectives were up to late Friday evening reviewing CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.
“You’ve got to feel for Boo,” Villegas said. “But it’s golf. Those things happen.” Each player made par at the par-5 18th, the first playoff hole. Wilson’s was spectacular, coming after he drove his tee shot into the mud and scrambling to the green before making a 30-foot putt to keep him in contention. Wilson, 0-for-110 in tour events, also made a 45-footer to save par at the 16th hole – which, obviously, kept his hopes afloat. And Coceres – who lost a playoff to Fred Funk in Mexico at last week’s tour stop, the Mayakoba Golf Classic – had a birdie try that would have ended the tournament hit the lip and roll away. “I’m old. I’m 43,” said Coceres, who is 1-1 in playoffs on tour, and is the only member of the final foursome here to go to extra holes in a tour event. “I couldn’t see.” Weekley then made a 3-footer to earn his trip to the second playoff hole, and Villegas followed with a tap-in from about 2 feet – the final shot before play was suspended. European PGA Anton Haig won a three-way playoff with Richard Sterne and Oliver Wilson to win his first tour title at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand. The three finished regular play at the Blue Canyon County Club on 13-under 275. The 20-year-old from Johannesburg knocked in a 3-foot putt for a birdie in the 18th hole shootout to win for the first time in 17 appearances on the European Tour. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They never came. And he had to wait until this morning to get a shot at redeeming himself. Courtesy of Weekley’s miss on the final hole of regulation, he, Camilo Villegas, Mark Wilson and Jose Coceres – who all finished at 5-under 275 – went into a four-man playoff Sunday night, one that they couldn’t finish before darkness fell on PGA National. “I was shaking,” Weekley said. “I ain’t going to lie about it. I mean, I was shaking like a leaf. … I made a good stroke. I just hit it way too hard.” Play was scheduled to resume today at 5:30 a.m., with the foursome on the par-4 10th hole. With a 15-footer on the tournament’s 71st hole, the par-3 17th, Weekley took the lead and only needed a par at the last to get that win and the money. He reached the 18th green in three shots, tipping his cap as he walked up to acknowledge the long, loud serenade of “Boo.” The gallery made a much different sound moments later, when his putt slid past the left edge. Only 3 feet separated Boo Weekley from everything he’s spent the last decade chasing. A PGA Tour victory, the big winner’s check, a two-year exemption, all of them a mere short putt away. He pulled his putter back in the fading light on the 72nd hole of the Honda Classic in Florida, struck the ball and waited for the cheers to rain down.
Lewis Baker celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot 1 England Under-21s cruised into the semi finals of Euro 2017 after dismantling hosts Poland.Demarai Gray, Jacob Murphy and Lewis Baker’s penalty sealed a comfortable 3-0 win as England escaped the group stages at the tournament for the first time since 2009. They topped Group A ahead of Slovakia, who beat Sweden 3-0, with seven points and will play their last-four game on Tuesday but must wait to discover their opponent. Aidy Boothroyd’s assured side – who could play the runner-up of Groups B or C or the winner of C, which may be Germany – were always in control in their best display of the competition against the 10-man hosts.Jan Bednarek was also dismissed for a second booking after conceding a penalty for fouling Tammy Abraham as the hosts suffered an early exit. With Abraham benched after two gruelling games, Nathan Redmond led the line with Gray and the Leicester winger made an instant impact. England had already enjoyed a fast start with James Ward-Prowse, Lewis Baker and Alfie Mawson all going close within the opening five minutes before Gray put them in control. The 20-year-old scored just twice for Leicester during a frustrating last season but was on target he when he collected Ben Chilwell’s pass – following a delicious long ball from Jordan Pickford – and his 25-yard shot hit Jaroslaw Jach to fly past Jakub Wrabel. Gray had also scored the goal in Kazakhstan last October to seal England’s spot in Poland.Comfortable and settled with a sixth-minute lead the Young Lions relaxed with Poland’s muted response offering them encouragement.The hosts, bottom of the group, needed victory but England dictated the play and never allowed Marcin Dorna’s side to find the tempo which could haul them back. Chilwell’s marauding presence on the left caused constant problems while Baker, John Swift and Ward-Prowse easily held sway in midfield. A second goal was needed to avoid and it almost came on the half hour when Nathaniel Chalobah’s miscued effort called Wrabel into action and from the resulting corner the Slask Wroclaw goalkeeper brilliantly turned away Mawson’s free header. Swift then tested Wrabel from distance after 38 minutes but 60 seconds later Chalobah was forced off with what appeared to be a groin problem with Will Hughes, on the verge of a move to Watford from Derby, replacing him. It was the only blemish in an accomplished first half from England – by far their best display in Kielce – but they lost Redmond at the break with Murphy coming on. Confident England maintained their grip and Swift volleyed wide after 55 minutes from another brilliant set-piece delivery from Ward-Prowse. A second goal was needed to avoid late nerves and it duly arrived after 69 minutes in fine style as England hit Poland on the break. Calum Chambers expertly won the ball in his own area and found Baker who sent Gray scampering away down the left with Murphy in support. Gray raced into the area and squared for Norwich winger Murphy to tap in from six yards at the far post to double the lead and give Boothroyd’s men deserved breathing space. Przemyslaw Frankowski drilled wide soon after as Poland tried to respond but there was to be no comeback. Abraham wasted a fine chance with when he headed over but then won a penalty after being felled by Bednarek with nine minutes left.The defender was sent off for a second booking and Baker dispatched the spot kick to add gloss to the result.