Kissoondai Narine was hauled before the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after failing to hand over stolen cash her nephew obtained from an elderly Paradise, Essequibo Coast couple, during the course of a robbery.Narine, called “Pig mouth”, appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam and pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 16, 2019, she was an accessory to a robbery.The woman was placed on $300,000 bail and the matter was adjourned until September 4, 2019. Reports are that Deodat Samsundar, known as “Pig”, her nephew, who was allegedly armed with a hammer, attempted to strike the elderly man to his head, but missed, which resulted in the hammer hitting the chair the victim was sitting in. The prosecution is contending that immediately after, he robbed the couple of an undisclosed amount of cash before making good his escape. “Pig” was said to have covered his face with a toque, in which two holes were cut. The elderly man followed the robber in a vehicle.Police later arrested the man at his father’s home where they reportedly recovered the toque he used to conceal his face, and a knife the suspect had taken to the scene of the robbery.The robber’s reputed wife reportedly admitted that a pair of slippers he had left behind belonged to her and she cut the holes in the toque he used. Samsundar was charged with robbery under arms and placed on $1.5 million bail.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 has opened its doors to guests. The 369-room hotel, located at Europe’s busiest airport, is the latest addition to the growing Hilton Garden Inn portfolio. Operating under a franchise agreement with Arora Group, the hotel becomes the eleventh property to be added to the Arora Group portfolio.Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 features runway views and is the first and only hotel at Heathrow Airport to provide guests with direct access to the Queen’s Terminal via a walkway, allowing them to reach departure gates in minutes.“More than 80 million people pass through Heathrow every year, and we are delighted to offer guests a great accommodation option to make their travel journey that much smoother,” said Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, EMEA, Hilton. “Hilton pioneered the concept of the airport hotel back in 1959, so we are proud to be opening the doors to our second Hilton Garden Inn property at Heathrow as we celebrate our 100th anniversary.”ADVERTISEMENTThe 14-floor property features 369 comfortable guest rooms, including 23 family rooms and ten suites offering an adjoining seating area with a sofa bed and a 55-inch HDTV. Arora Group founder and chairman, Surinder Arora, commented: “This hotel is special, not just for us but for the Heathrow market too. “We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton Garden Inn and delivering the service, excellence and passion of Arora Group, while based at the convenience of Heathrow’s Central terminal area.”Guests can indulge at the hotel’s main restaurant, the Apron, and enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner. After a long flight, guests can visit the Runway Bar on the hotel’s rooftop (opening in August), and enjoy a range of cocktails and small plates while overlooking 360º views of Heathrow’s runway. The hotel is within proximity to frequent transport links, allowing guests to reach London in just 15-minutes using Heathrow Express. There are also several convenient and nearby attractions including, the picturesque Windsor Castle and Thorpe Park for thrill seekers. NewerCameron returns to lead Huvafen Fushi, Maldives OlderRed Carnation unveils plans for Edinburgh property
API development platform provider Postman has released the results of their 2017 State of API Survey which gathered insight from their community of 3.5 million developers on API usage, technologies, tools and concerns.Some of Postman’s key findings show that around 70 percent of Postman developers spend more than a quarter of their week working with APIs; most development work involved private and internal APIs, though public APIs have their place; microservices were identified by respondents as the most interesting technology for 2017; and that documentation was one area that needs general improvement, with respondents providing concrete suggestions for how this could be done.One irony of the findings lies in developers’ call for improved API documentation, while showing an aversion to documenting their own APIs. While there were many suggestions for what sorts of improvements could be made, according to the survey, the two most important were standardization and better code examples. “We conducted this survey so our entire community could better understand the API ecosystem from the developer’s perspective,” Abhinav Asthana, Postman’s co-founder and CEO, said in the announcement. “The Postman community is made up of API power users, and their insight about APIs and how to work with them should inform the direction of the industry.”Postman hopes that its findings will be of use to workers in leadership and in development.“The findings provide insights for a range of API developers and decision makers,” the company’s announcement reads. “API developers and technical leads can use this data to identify and analyze current norms within the API community — technologies, time and energy expended, and where future focus will develop. IT leaders and managers can use this data to discover the needs of development teams within the organization. C-level executives can use this data to inform plans to acquire necessary talent and tools to support upcoming deliverables.”
Perforce is bolstering its testing portfolio with the acquisition of Perfecto Mobile. Perforce is a Clearlake Capital Group backed enterprise DevOps solution provider. The addition of Perfecto will enable the company to provide cloud-based continuous automated testing for enterprise mobile and web apps.“With this strategic acquisition, Perforce is well positioned to capitalize on the significant market trends around demand for continuous testing from enterprise DevOps teams,” said Prashant Mehrotra, a partner at Clearlake. “We are excited to continue our support of Mark and the Perforce management team as they drive consolidation in the industry and accelerate organic growth.”Perfecto offers mobile and web automation testing through its Continuous Quality Lab. The lab enables DevOps tools to release faster, improve quality and reduce cost with a cloud-based testing lab, the company explained. It features more than 3,000 devices in the cloud; the ability to test for web, mobile and IoT with a single script; wind tunnel persona-based testing; and enterprise-grade security.“The digital transformation is driving accelerated adoption of DevOps and its activities such as continuous integration, test automation and continuous delivery to more quickly capture and engage customers online. Our Continuous Quality Lab enables enterprises to remove bottlenecks and rapidly validate and deliver mobile and web applications that engage their customers,” said Eran Yaniv, Perfecto co-founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to join the Perforce team and are confident that this partnership provides us increased resources to capitalize on the continuous testing market opportunity.”