Teens facing larceny charge

first_imgTwo teenage boys were granted bail when they appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh, charged with larceny.Ishmael Austin, 17, of Lot 1980 Nutmeg Street, Festival City, Georgetown, and Kelwin Ferley, 19, of Lot 2094 Nutmeg Street, both appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where they pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.It is alleged that on July 30, 2016, at Georgetown, they stole one black handbag valued $8000, one Movado watch valued $240,000 and $7000 in cash, property of Shelly Benny.The Prosecution objected to bail since the items were not recovered.Both defendants also had matters of a similar nature brought before them previously, as such the Police Prosecutor asked that the magistrate take that into consideration and deny bail.However, the Prosecution’s objection was overruled and the teens were released on $100,000 bail each. As a condition to their bail, the duo is to report to the East La Penitence Police Station once per week.The case will continue on August 19.last_img read more

Subway to Nowhere II

first_imgThe subway to the sea simply doesn’t offer enough bang for the buck. And given L.A.’s limited resources and severe traffic problems, we need to get the most out of every dollar. That means more small projects that accomplish much good quickly, not grandiose schemes that demand more time or money than we have.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That takes us to the matter of priorities. Subways, especially in earthquake-prone Los Angeles, are outrageously expensive. And putting a subway under some of the region’s most expensive real estate – land that is laden below the surface with explosive natural gas – would no doubt be especially so. It will take every ounce of L.A.’s political clout to get the necessary funds out of Sacramento and Washington to complete this project. But if all our revenue streams are channeled into the Westside, what becomes of other crucial projects throughout L.A.? What becomes of our crippled freeways? What becomes of our inadequate bus lines, which are being cut even as L.A.’s leadership fantasizes about a subway to the sea? And that takes us to the matter of value. The Orange Line busway, which has done wonders to relieve traffic in the San Fernando Valley, cost just $300 million – a fraction of what the subway to the sea would cost – and was completed in just a couple of years. Similarly, other much-needed improvements, such as a diamond lane on the northbound 405 Freeway, would cost far less while offering greater, more immediate relief. THE excitement among Los Angeles political leaders about building a “subway to the sea” suggests that our politicos have lost touch with two concepts that should underlie all public works: priorities and value. In the abstract, a train beneath Wilshire Boulevard sounds great. It would relieve some of the Westside’s wretched traffic congestion while causing minimal blight and pollution. But in reality, it would take decades to complete, while costing untold billions of dollars, thus tying up funds for countless other desperately needed transportation projects. Is this really the best way to spend the public’s limited funds now? last_img read more

Economy in Northeast B.C. lags behind rest of the Province

first_imgAll the latest signs indicate B.C. should hold onto top spot in the provincial growth rankings this year.Low interest rates and a low Canadian dollar value are the forecast keys for solid growth in the province, but the President of the B.C. Federation of Labor says it’s important to remember the economy is not working for all British Columbians.- Advertisement -Irene Lanzinger also says, it’ clear the Liberal Government promise of the development of a liquefied natural gas industry, had a faulty fruition timeline and arguably the geographical area of the province taking the biggest hit is the Northeast, where among other things the monthly jobless rate through July had averaged 9.1 per cent, more than three per cent higher than the latest provincial average.While the most recently released survey of investment intentions by Statistics Canada had those outside the energy sector slated to edge ahead slightly by point three percent by the end of the year, it also revealed that capital spending by firms in the energy sector would fall by 19 per cent.last_img read more

Wanga hits twice as Homeboyz thrash Bandari

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz players Moses Mudavadi (left) and Moses Chikati (right) join Allan Wanga in celebrating during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 – Kakamega Homeboyz stand-in coach Allan Wanga led from the front literally, scoring twice as the side bounced back to break Bandari’s unbeaten start to the season with a 4-0 thrashing at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.Wanga scored twice, one from the penalty spot and the other in the second half as Homeboyz who dismissed head coach Paul Nkata this week romped back to victory. At the Kericho Green Stadium, Zoo Kericho bounced back from their weekend 3-2 loss to Sofapaka to beat AFC Leopards 1-0.Elsewhere at the Kasarani Stadium, Kariobangi Sharks and Mathare United remained the league’s only unbeaten sides after they played to a 0-0 draw in what was an exciting ‘Slum Derby’.The opening 45 minutes was especially exciting. The posts were struck thrice and there was one disallowed goal.Though the game started on a slow with both sides sizing each other, it gathered up to be an exciting affair against two of the league’s three unbeaten sides.Mathare had the game’s opening chance in the 13th minute when David ‘Messi’ Owino cut through inside the box from the left, but his thunderous shot with keeper John Oyemba well beaten came against the upright.Two minutes later, Cliff Nyakeya had a chance when a well weighted James Kinyanjui cross from the right found him at the backpost but his header went over.Sharks were slowly growing into the game and they had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute when Nixon Omondi deflected George Abege’s shot from the edge of the area off a training ground free kick routine, but the assistant had the flag up for offside.Kariobangi Sharks winger Vincent Wasambo vies for the ball with Mathare United left back David Owino during their Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 30, 2019.Almost immediately, Sharks should have gone ahead but Vincent Wasambo’s first time volley from the right had a slight deflection for a corner.Wasambo should have done better with the chance with keeper Job Ochieng pushing Michael Bodo’s cross into his path unmarked.William Muluya’s side continued to push Mathare off their comfort zone and nine minutes to the break they had the crossbar to thank with Duke Abuya’s effort having been deflected against the post.Abuya sneaked in at the back post unattended to link up to a Patillah Omotto corner but his effort, the defenders and keeper Ochieng left dazed was up against the woodwork.Two minutes on the turn Abuya was denied by the woodwork once again, this time off a brilliantly executed Sharks counter.Keeper John Oyemba comfortably picked the ball off a corner, fed Harrison Mwendwa who turned on the afterburners to break into the Mathare half and feed off Abege. The Ugandan teed up Abuya whose shot was deflected against the bar.Mathare United midfielder Roy Okal pushes forward under pressure from Kariobangi Sharks’ Duke Abuya during a KPL match at the Kasarani Stadium on January 30, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAbege picked up the rebound, but took too much time on the ball allowing James Situma to rush back and poke the ball away before he could locate the trigger.Four minutes to the break, Mathare had a chance but keeper Oyemba was at his supreme best. The keeper stretched fully on his right to punch away a cross from Nyakeya and managed to bounce back and make a super block to deny Kevin Kimani who rushed to it.Sharks made changes at the start of the second half, Harrison Mwendwa being forced out with a suspected hamstring and was replaced by James Mazembe while Abege was replaced by Sidney Lokale.Mazembe almost had a positive impact in the 67th minute when Bodo’s well weighted cross from the right found him at the backpost but his swinging volley went awry.Mathare were enterprising in attack, the exciting Kinyanjui doing most of the work on the wings, but most of his forays came to nothing.Sharks felt thgey should have been given a penalty late in the game when Sidney Lokale was brought down inside the box by Omurwa, but referee Israel Mpaimka had none of it.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BONNER COULD BE ABOUT TO DON A DONEGAL JERSEY AGAIN

first_imgCiaran Bonner could be about to make a dramatic return to the Donegal GAA team.Bonner, 26, has been out in the wilderness since the summer of 2009 when he was dropped by former county manager John Joe Doherty for a breach of discipline.Now the Glenswilly man, who helped his club to their first senior county championship last Sunday, admits he would love the chance to play for new manager Jim McGuinness. “It’s always a privilege to play for your county,” he said. “Nobody is ever going to close the door on that until you’re just not able to play any more.”It was claimed he refused to return to the panel this year, but Bonner insists he has had no contact with any of the Donegal management team.“Despite what peopled said, I didn’t get a phone call this year. Everyone said I refused to play but that’s not the case.“I didn’t get a phone call and to be quite honest I don’t expect to get one this year. “That is up to Jim McGuinness. There’s fabulous footballers in this county.”While he is unsure of his own inter-county future, Bonner has urged McGuinness and his selector Rory Gallagher to take a closer look at his Glenswilly clubmate Gary McFadden.“There’s a few people there they should look at, they need to take a look at Copper.“He was up at a trial last year and scored 1-6 in 30 minutes and didn’t even get as much as a phone call.”Ends BONNER COULD BE ABOUT TO DON A DONEGAL JERSEY AGAIN was last modified: October 4th, 2011 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:Ciaran BonnerglenswillyJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

HSE ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING OVER ILLNESS CAUGHT FROM RATS

first_imgTHE HSE has today issued a public health warning over an illness normally spread by rats but which can be spread through domestic pets after several people got the illness here.Leptospirosis is an infection frequently found both in domestic and wild animals, which can spread to humans through contact.Leptospirosis in Ireland is usually picked up from rats, although a milder form can be caught from cattle or dogs. Most times the infection causes a flu-like illness, with a persistent and severe headache. A few people can develop meningitis and occasionally it can develop into Weil’s disease. Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine in the North West said, “As this is the start time for outdoor activities and people also start cleaning out sheds etc they should be aware of the infection and take the basic precautions but pay particular attention to covering any cuts or abrasions with a waterproof dressing.“The infection is spread through contact with rats, or rat, cattle or dog urine or foetal fluids from cattle. Infected urine or contaminated water can be found in sewers, ditches, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers and river banks. Rat urine may also contaminate animal feed stuffs on farms.“There have been a small number of Leptospirosis cases in the North West in the recent weeks and I would urge people to take the following simple precautions. If you get a flu-like illness within a three week period after engaging in any activity which could have brought you in contact with the infection, you should visit your doctor immediately, and tell her or him of your concerns and possible exposure to dirty or stagnant water.”How is Leptospirosis spread? The infection is spread through contact with rats, or rat, cattle or dog urine or foetal fluids from cattle.How might I catch it?If you are in contact with infected urine, the bacteria which causes leptospirosis can get into your body through cuts and scratches and through the lining of the mouth, throat and eyes.Where might I catch it?Infected urine or contaminated water can be found in sewers, ditches, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers and river banks. Rat urine may also contaminate animal feed stuffs on farms. Who is at risk of Leptospirosis?· Those who fish swim or use the water for other recreational purposes, people who engage in outdoor pursuits in contaminated areas, farmers, workers in contact with canal or river water, vets, meat inspectors, butchers, abattoir and sewer workers.· Dog owners and those who work with dogs may be at risk if hygiene is inadequate.· Recent cases have occurred in golfers who have been infected while retrieving golf balls from stagnant pools. High risk water includes stagnant, dirty-looking or obviously polluted fresh water found in ditches, drains, ponds, lakes or rivers. Sea water poses very little risk.What precautions should I take?· Do not go swimming or boating in water which is obviously polluted.· Cover any cuts or abrasions with a waterproof dressing while swimming or canoeing.· Shower thoroughly following water activities.· Make sure the sporting clothing you wear minimises your contact with water.· Wash your hands after handling any animal or contaminated clothing and always before eating, drinking or smoking.· Clean any cuts acquired during swimming, fishing or other near-water activities. Apply first aid as soon as possible.· Rinse dogs who have been swimming in high risk water to reduce the risk of infection.· High risk workers should always wear their personal protective equipment and clothing at all times when in high risk situations.Remember!If you get a flu-like illness within a three week period after engaging in any of these activities you should visit your doctor immediately, and tell her or him of your concerns and possible exposure to dirty or stagnant water.HSE ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING OVER ILLNESS CAUGHT FROM RATS was last modified: May 15th, 2014 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:HSELeptospirosispublic health warningratslast_img read more

DONEGAL XPOSE STAR TELLS OF HER PREGNANCY JOY AFTER BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION

first_imgExpose star MIchelle Doherty is looking forward to becoming a mum for the first time.Xpose star Michelle Doherty, who hails from Carndonagh, has revealed she would’ve died if she found out she couldn’t conceive.The stunning model 36, is expecting her first child next month, and admitted the pregnancy took her and her partner Mark O’Shea by surprise.However, Michelle revealed she was relieved that she was able to have children, citing that many people take it for granted. She told the Irish Daily Star, “I was more worried that I wouldn’t be lucky enough to get pregnant because so many people struggle to.“Some people do take it for granted, but I was never one of those, I would’ve died if I couldn’t have had a baby.Michelle was covering for TV3’s Aisling O’Loughlin who was on maternity leave when she discovered she was pregnant.“Obviously when I got Expose I was like right this is brilliant. “But you can’t put your life off because of jobs.“I always wanted to be a mum, and I thought, ‘whenever it’s the right time I’ll take my blessings’.However, Michelle also revealed how she was in a really bad place with depression, and was living like a recluse.She told the Irish Daily Mail, “I was very low, I reached a really bad place, I couldn’t deal with it at all.“I’m not a morning person at all, I’m a real night owl, but it got to the stage where I hated the sound of my own voice. “I didn’t want to talk to anyone and I became a little bit of a recluse.Thankfully Michelle has put those darks days behind her and is now looking forward to becoming a mum.Work is currently taking a back seat for the London-based model and TV presenter and she focuses on being the best mum she can be.“I want to be able to bond with the baby, and build the relationship. “I know that I was fortunate growing up my mum was a housewife so she was always there for us.“I know that’s probably not realistic in this day and age, but I’d still like to be there a lot of the time for my children.DONEGAL XPOSE STAR TELLS OF HER PREGNANCY JOY AFTER BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CarndonaghEntertainmentexposehome-page featuresMichelle DohertymodelnewsTV PresenterTV3last_img read more

Swans boss has sympathy for Jol

first_imgSwansea manager Michael Laudrup admitted he felt sorry for under-fire Fulham boss Martin Jol after the Welsh club’s win at Craven Cottage.Laudrup’s side condemned Fulham to a fourth straight league defeat, with substitute Jonjo Shelvey ‘s late strike giving them a 2-1 victory.A loud chorus of boos and chants of “Jol out” could be heard from the home fans at the final whistle once again.And Laudrup said: “I feel sorry for him. We all know these are difficult moments and a lot of times you are pointing at the manager. It is always easier to change one person than 20.“But we as managers have chosen it. We know it is like that when we go into this job and we have to accept it. If we don’t we have to find another job.”The result gave an immediate taste of defeat to Rene Meulensteen, who was installed as Fulham’s head coach alongside Jol last week.But Laudrup believes the former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United will be an asset to the Whites.“It must be for a reason that he worked for so long as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson, so I am quite sure [he will be good for Fulham],” the Dane added.“They have lost some games recently but they had a chance to beat us today and go above us and away from the relegation zone.“This made it a very, very, very important games for both of us, and us being away added a little more difficulty.“So apart from the win, the performance over the last 10 minutes of the first half and the whole second was excellent. I really have to say I am very, very pleased.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea linked with ex-Man Utd man Pique and Juventus’ Lichtsteiner

first_imgChelsea are said to be keen to sign Barcelona’s former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique.The Daily Star have picked up on a report on Spanish website Fichajes which claimed the Blues are considering offering £24m for the 27-year-old when the transfer window reopens in January.Pique has therefore been touted as a possible long-term replacement for Chelsea captain John Terry, while United have been linked with a bid to re-sign him.The Star have also linked Chelsea with Stephan Lichtsteiner and say their supposed pursuit of the defender has been boosted because Juventus are lining up a replacement.Meanwhile, QPR’s on-loan right-back Mauricio Isla has dismissed speculation he could return to Juve.The Chile international has had a difficult start for Rangers since arriving on a season-long loan and there were reports in the Italian media that the deal could be cut short.But Isla told the Evening Standard: “That was never going to happen.“People talk but I’ve never spoken about it. I’ve not spoken to a single director at Juventus since I came to England.“It is important for me to stay here a long while because I need to get match fitness back after the cruciate knee ligament injury I had.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Maps illustrate EPA over each on water issues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Federation released still more maps that show how the Environmental Protection Agency intends to radically expand its jurisdiction over land use via the newly issued Waters of the United States rule. Implementation of the rule in at least 13 states was recently halted by a court in North Dakota pending further hearings.The maps prepared by Geosyntec Consulting show the dramatic expansion of EPA’s regulatory reach across wide swaths of land in Missouri, Oklahoma, New York and Wisconsin.Nearly all of the states’ total acreage would fall under EPA scrutiny. Landowners have no reliable way to know which of the water and land within that area will be regulated, yet they must still conform their activities to the new law.“The EPA’s new rule places farmers in the agency’s crosshairs for using the same safe, scientifically sound and federally approved crop protection tools they’ve used for years,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “This rule creates a new set of tools for harassing farmers in court, and does it all with language that is disturbingly vague and subject to abuse by future regulators. It’s worth saying again: The EPA needs to withdraw this rule and start over.”Maps detailing EPA’s overreach in Missouri, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin can be found here: http://www.fb.org/issues/wotus/resources/last_img read more