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Employee charged for stealing from boss

first_imgCalvin Francis, a maintenance worker attached to a popular restaurant on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, made his first appearance on Friday before Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a charge of simple larceny alleging that he stole $109,000 from his employer on September 12th last while he was employed at the man’s place of business.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the defendant was seen on closed circuit television footage entering the restaurant and carting off a box which contained the cash.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that Francis, who has no fixed place of abode, had previously been charged for simple larceny and robbery.In his defence, Francis told the court that he did not take the money, and that he was being framed.Magistrate Daly, however, remanded Francis to prison.last_img read more

CANU to tighten airport security, heighten searches

first_imgAs a result of the large number of persons in 2018 who managed to sneak past local airport security with illegal drugs and were only busted upon arrival at the John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in the United States and other airports, the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has said that plans are in the pipeline to boost detection and searches at local airports.CANU Head Michael AtherlyThe head of the narcotics unit, Michael Atherly told this newspaper during an interview on Monday that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F Correia International Airport needed new technology to be able to better detect illicit drugs.“We shouldn’t allow any (illegal drugs) to pass, but that’s not possible. Some will slip through because our methods are in need of updating and improving to better technology and so on,” Atherly noted.He added that he was hopeful for budgetary allocations this year to tackle this ongoing issue.The Director acknowledged that there have been at least three such breaches in the past four months, which, according to him, was not alarming.He, however, revealed that plans were in place to have improved searches conducted at local airports. “We do plan to improve our search methods and so on,” the official explained while noting that he does not wish to disclose the plans in detail. The Director would only say that all avenues for improvement are being explored to improve screening and searching for illegal drugs.In October last year, <<>> reported that two Guyanese were facing drug trafficking charges after they were separately busted at the JFK Airport in New York, US with cocaine.Guyanese business owner Luke Kendall was nabbed with cocaine pellets in his stomach upon his arrival on September 20, 2018, in the United States.According to reports, Kendall arrived on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana, and was subjected to a routine search by immigration agents at the airport.However, when the man was asked by the agents to provide names and contact numbers for the persons he was visiting, those persons indicated that they had no idea Kendall was visiting. By this time, the ranks ordered the man to undergo an X-ray examination after which it was revealed that he had ingested cocaine pellets.Further examinations showed that the drug mule had more than 200 pellets containing the illegal drug, which he swallowed. He later admitted to swallowing more than three pounds of the substance.Kendall was charged and arraigned with the offence on September 24, 2018, before Magistrate Steven Tiscione.Meanwhile, a young mother of Ituni, Upper Demerara River, faced similar drug trafficking charges after she was apprehended at JFK with some 200 cocaine pellets in her stomach.The woman, Odessa Edmondson, who was travelling with her baby, was intercepted by US Customs and Border agents.Agents observed Edmondson perspiring and acting in a suspicious manner which led them to question her further. It was then that the young woman reportedly admitted to ingesting the pellets, revealing that she was going to be paid some US$6000 to smuggle the drugs into the United States.Kurt and Maria Bruney, who are also Guyanese, were also nabbed in similar circumstances when they were both busted by US Customs and Border officers at the JFK Airport. The couple allegedly attempted to smuggle hundreds of cocaine pellets into the US, after arriving in New York on a flight from Guyana on September 23.The East Coast Demerara couple both cumulatively had well over 200 cocaine pellets in their systems, with the contents of an excreted pellet testing positive for cocaine. Reports indicate that a sum of US$6000 was promised for his efforts, which was a similar amount to that of the suspected Linden mule.last_img read more

Poppy festival music all set

first_imgMarion Meadows – who, as one critic wrote, delivers a “sweet and funky soprano sound” on his saxaphone – will open the show April 22. He released his 10th album, “Dressed to Chill,” last year. The headline entertainment will wrap up with a performance by Wayman Tisdale, who went from slams to jams, leaving a 12-year professional basketball career in the late 1990s to focus on music. Tisdale’s latest album, “Way Up,” is in the top 20 of Billboard magazine’s contemporary jazz charts. “I was born to entertain,” Tisdale said on his Web site, “I just love people, and I feel like entertainment goes right in line with my personality. Whether it’s on the stage or playing basketball, it’s just what I’ve been called to do on this earth.” Norton said the California Poppy Festival will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 and 22 at Lancaster City Park. For information, visit the festival Web site at LANCASTER – A saxophonist known for sweet and smooth music, an NBA star turned bass player and a roots rock band will be the highlight entertainers in April for Lancaster’s 2007 California Poppy Festival. The festival, Lancaster’s signature event, will feature the band Blessid Union of Souls on April 21. Saxophonist Marion Meadow and bassist Wayman Tisdale will be featured on April 22. The festival, held at Lancaster City Park each year, is expected to draw about 60,000 visitors. “Music is one the cornerstones of the California Poppy Festival,” said Lyle Norton, director of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department. “Whether it is the chart-topping headliners that perform on the Poppy Stage, talented local musicians who create atmosphere in each area, or the bagpipers who kick off the festival each morning with their unique instruments, there is a genre to peak every patron’s interest.” Blessid Union of Souls is one of those bands difficult to categorize. It plays a mix of early rock, adult contemporary, Southern rock, country and blues. The band’s singles include “I Believe” and “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me).” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RCMP searching for Kelly Lake gas site vandalism suspects

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects after an act of vandalism at a gas installation site near Kelly Lake.The incident happened near the Kelly Lake Road between August 20th and August 21st. Police were called to the scene, where they noted that the perimeter fence of a water holding pit had been damaged. In addition, the water holding pit’s liner had been removed, but was shortly thereafter found abandoned at a different site.The incident caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the site.- Advertisement -Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects in asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at (250)784-3700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Web site can help ID risky symptoms

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A new Web site, with materials written by scientists at LA BioMed, includes thousands of pictures of various skin conditions to help clinicians and patients recognize everything from suspicious moles to staph bumps. “Using the right antibiotics at the right time is very important,” said Dr. Noah Craft, who helped develop the Web content along with Dr. Loren Miller, both at LA BioMed. The Web site, created by Logical Images Inc., is at Diagnosing staphylococcus correctly is important because if antibiotics are overused, they will lose their effectiveness, scientists say. The bacteria that cause certain skin conditions evolve very quickly and are able to eventually outsmart antibiotics. By Melissa Evans Staff Writer What may look like a spider bite – itchy, bumpy, reddish skin – may actually be a dangerous form of staphylococcus that is being found more frequently outside of hospitals. Diagnosing this condition can be difficult both for doctors and people who don’t know what to look for, health officials say. Staph, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can cause abscesses, boils, fluid-filled vesicles, plaque and erosions on the skin. Patients don’t necessarily have to have been to a hospital recently to contract the disease. People should contact their physician or go to the emergency room if they suspect infection, health officials say. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLearning how to swim can be a daunting task, as well as a fulfilling one. We can’t swim those lengths for you, but we can be there every stroke of the way to teach, guide and support. So whether you are a child or an adult, you will be taught and assisted by Aura’s highly skilled and professional swim teachers.We love to teach people how to swim! Our new term of 8 weeks is starting on Thursday 28th with lessons running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and Saturdays, there’s a day to suit everyone.We have made some changes for this new term that we believe will make the lessons more fun for the kids, and they will get more out of them too!Some of these changes include reduced class sizes so the kids get more time in the water and more one-on-one time with their teacher, we are now offering a 10% discount on two or more kids, and we have introduced later weekday classes to accommodate busy mums and dads!Speaking of Mums and Dads, Aura host excellent adult lessons, it’s never too late to learn to swim! With swim baby, swim tots, and rookie lifeguard also available, we cater for every age and level….We offer free swim assessments for adults and kids alike to see what level you would start at.Due to the reduced class sizes places are limited so call today to book your spot! Call Aura leisure centre on 0749106422.NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN TO SWIM AT THE AURA LEISURE CENTRE was last modified: April 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aura Leisure CentredonegalSWIMMINGlast_img read more


first_imgWell that was just about as dark a day as you’ll get – Donegal were hammered out the gate yesterday by a Mayo side hell bent on ending their All-Ireland hoodoo. Coming into the game, deep down most Donegal supporters felt this was probably a game too far for the team but no-one expected what we witnessed in Croke Park.Fair play to Mayo, they blew us away and there’s no substitute for sheer bloody mindedness and will to win. They were ravenous from the first whistle to the last and showed their intent with the first goal. When Eamonn McGee was dispossessed it was an easy chance for Kevin McLoughlin to pop the ball over the bar but he smelt blood and instead worked the ball inside to Cillian O’Connor who finished wonderfully past Paul Durcan. Donegal initially did well to work their way back into the game but once the second green flag was raised the game was up.Durcan’s kickout strategy was a big factor in the early part of the game – time and again in looking for Neil Gallagher he was simply kicking the ball straight down on top of Aidan O’Shea who was majestic. In the same way that Gallagher dominated Cork in last year’s semi final, the Breaffy man towered above all around him and was unplayable. But that begs the question why did we continue to kick the ball to him? It was strange to say the least. With able runners all around O’Shea, Mayo attacked Donegal in droves and their pace against a heavy-legged green and gold defence led to a rout – we conceded more goals yesterday than we did in the entire championship last year.In truth Jim and Rory probably knew Donegal weren’t quite there coming into the game and hence all the nonsense coming out of the camp during the week. That was designed to lift the boys and get a bit of bite into their game but they were flat again, just like against Monaghan and had no answer to Mayo’s speed and aggression.The McGee brothers both looked well off the pace and with Neil being substituted at the break you wonder whether he had picked up an injury during the week – he had a fantastic game in Carrick last Saturday but was a poor imitation of his usual self yesterday. Eamonn didn’t get anywhere near O’Connor and was then deservedly sent off in the second half for a reckless stamp and his manager didn’t look at all impressed as he trotted off the field.Paddy McGrath tried his hardest and was doing a great marking job on Andy Moran until he picked up a caution leading to a more subdued second half display. McGrath, along with Michael Murphy and Frank McGlynn kept fighting right until the end but too many players seemed to stop trying. Despite carrying an injury, Mark McHugh had a good game but his mistake in the build up to the second goal was a real killer. He kept plugging away though and finished with two points from play.Mayo started emptying their bench soon after the restart but the scores kept coming with Kevin Keane’s point the icing on the cake – he was the man destroyed by Murphy in last year’s final and the management and supporters took particular satisfaction from his point off his left in front of the Hill.It was tough to watch the game through Donegal eyes but you have to put up with these kinds of days as a GAA supporter. We’ve had plenty of them before of course and last year was obviously so much more special having been in the wilderness for so long before that and having being on the receiving end of beatings a lot more regularly. Some supporters have short memories though and despite these boys having given us some of the greatest days of our lives last year, plenty of the crowd left early and headed for the road or the watering holes of Drumcondra. The team were shockingly poor yesterday but they still deserved to be clapped off the field after all they’ve done for us.Indeed they’re not quite finished yet – the team will be back next year competing for top honours. They’re still a hugely talented bunch and have the best manager in the game. Jim knows he’ll have to go away and dream it all up again; with so many teams adopting Donegal’s template they will need something different next year. Hopefully with injuries and niggles cleared up and a bit of freshness back in the legs the team will be ready to go again.Mayo have now dethroned the All-Ireland champions for three years running but looking at Dublin this year should give encouragement to Donegal that they can come back. Despite the horror show and indeed embarrassment that players and supporters alike will feel, the nature of defeat might be a good thing in that the team will be itching to get back to Croke Park and put things right. They will have to live with loss over the winter and it won’t be easy. After the winter though, spring will swap snow for leaves and it’ll start all over again – McKenna Cup, a Division Two league campaign and then Championship.We’re All-Ireland Champions for another few weeks before the crown will be passed on and certainly if Mayo can repeat their performance again they will end their sixty-two years of hurt. Best of luck to them and who knows, we might get another crack at them next year. Roll on 2014.CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A DARK DAY, BUT WE WILL BE BACK was last modified: August 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BUT WE WILL BE BACKCATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A DARK DAYlast_img read more


first_imgHouseholders are being encouraged to bring their reminder letters for the household charge to a public protest  – with many planning to burn them at the rally.The march is being organised by the Donegal Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group which is holding the protest in Letterkenny on December 8th at 2pm.Organisers are encouraging the 30,000 householders who received reminder letters for payment to bring them with them during the protest march. Spokesman for Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, said the group is urging people to ignore these letters as they are “baseless threats that will amount to nothing.”“Bring your letters with you, if you want to show our Co. Council what you think of them. We also urge people to stay strong and maintain their boycott of the household charge and septic tank inspection charge.“This campaign will be won by strength of numbers and continued non payment. The most common suggestion we have recieved from the public and our members, is that we publicly burn them at our protest.“In the past month various Co. County councils and state agencies have tried to scare people into paying the charge. We all remember Clare Co. Council asking people for proof that their household charge was paid, before they would issue third level education grants. “This was quickly rebuffed by legal professionals the move was reversed by Clare Co. Council. This was just another example of misleading scaremongering by Government and Local Authority figures,” he said.He added that since the beginning of the campaign we have endured countless baseless threats like this.It was reported that the charges would be added to utility bills such as your ESB, it then was reported that it would be taken at source ie. wages, welfare payments etc, he said.“All of these threats have been proved to be baseless and people have refused to be duped into paying.“So far up to 60% thats 46,000 people have refused to pay in Donegal. We ask how is the Co. Council gong to take all these people to court. Again we urge people to ignore these letters and to get involved in their local campaign.” HOUSEHOLDERS PLANNING TO BURN DEMAND LETTERS AT HUGE PROTEST was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilHOUSEHOLD CHARGEletterslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team will play a challenging 11-game non-conference schedule that features a three-game road trip to start the 2016-17 season. Dec. 21 Auburn New Orleans, La. Dec. 22 Eastern Washington or Tulane New Orleans, La.­ Drake opens the season at North Dakota on Nov. 11, marking the first time the Bulldogs have started a season on the road since the 2011-12 season. Prior to the regular season, Drake is scheduled to host exhibition games at the Knapp Center against Winona State and MidAmerica Nazarene on Nov. 1 and Nov. 5, respectively. The road swing continues for Drake with games at Creighton on Nov. 17 and at Iowa State on Nov. 20. Creighton participated in the 2016 WNIT. The fourth annual “Pack The Knapp” game will be held on Dec. 8 when Clarke University visits the Knapp Center. Drake closes the home portion of its non-conference schedule against Iowa on Dec. 18. Iowa qualified for the 2016 WNIT. Missouri Valley Conference action will start following a holiday break after the Tulane Classic with the Bulldogs set to take on the MVC’s 18-game, round-robin schedule. Drake concludes the non-conference slate with two games at the Tulane Classic in New Orleans, La. The Bulldogs start the tournament on Dec. 21 against Auburn who advanced to the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Drake will then play either host Tulane or Eastern Washington on Dec. 22. Tulane advanced to the third round of last season’s WNIT. The Bulldogs will potentially play seven teams that qualified for postseason play last season, including two that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Tulane Classic Date OPPONENT LOCATION Nov. 20 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Nov. 11 North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D.center_img Drake returns to the road for its next two games, first with a trip to 2016 NCAA Tournament qualifier Green Bay on Dec. 3 followed by a visit to Nebraska, a WNIT qualifier last season on Dec. 6. The Bulldogs then host Wyoming on Nov. 27 and Northern Illinois on Nov. 30 at the Knapp Center. Nov. 30 Northern Illinois Des Moines, Iowa “We are excited for this upcoming season and have put together a non-conference schedule that is challenging and full of quality opponents,” said Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “There are several road games that will be short trips for our fans so we hope to see a lot of blue in the stands. Overall it’s a competitive schedule that will help prepare us for the always challenging MVC schedule.” Dec. 18 Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Dec. 3 Green Bay Green Bay, Wis. Nov. 27 Wyoming Des Moines, Iowa Dec. 6 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 8 Clarke Des Moines, Iowa Nov. 17 Creighton Omaha, Neb. 2016-17 Drake Women’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Wehrkamp takes leadership of Animal Agriculture Alliance board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Terry Wehrkamp, director of live production, Cooper Farms, is now chairperson of The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors. Cooper Farms has been a member of the Alliance for more than 10 years and Wehrkamp has served on the board since 2014. Wehrkamp accepted the gavel at the spring board meeting earlier this month from immediate past chairperson Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board.As director of live production, Wehrkamp manages the teams caring for the company’s turkeys, hogs and chickens and its feed production. A well-respected industry leader, Wehrkamp was inducted into The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences Hall of Fame in December 2015 and was awarded the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.last_img read more