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Victim slapped with manslaughter charge

first_imgBird thief stabbingThe Sophia, Georgetown man who fought for his life and reportedly stabbed a thief who was robbing him was on Monday charged for manslaughter.The alleged bird thief Shelton JordanFifty-six-year-old Peter Jansen, of Lot 134 Block X North Sophia, Greater Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.He was not allowed to plead to the charge which stated that on May 1, 2018 at Sophia, he unlawfully killed Shelton Jordan.Guyana Times previously reported that Jordan, called “Mickey Mouse”, was killed when he attacked Jansen and reportedly attempted to steal his bird about 05:30h.During the course of the robbery, Jordan reportedly stabbed Jansen to his hand. This resulted in a scuffle between the two.Jansen, however, managed to disarm Jordan of the knife he was carrying, and during the fight, the thief was reportedly stabbed.The father of five then proceeded to the Police Station where he reported what transpired.Jansen’s Attorney, Latchmie Rahamat, in a bail application, told the court that her client was entitled to protect himself from danger.She revealed that after attempting to steal the bird but failing, Jordan pursued her client who had begun to run away, and then pulled out the knife and attacked him.In her bail application, Rahamat cited Article 148 (2) of the Constitution, which makes provision for her client to be protected, and the deceased was not entitled to protection under the same article.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to bail, but requested that Jansen lodge his passport with the court and report to the Police every week until completion of the case.Bail was granted in the sum of $250,000. The case will continue on May 28, 2018.Reports are several persons who had their birds stolen alleged that Jordan was among a group of men who had been prowling the area and stealing birds.last_img read more

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Northern Health looking to keep children healthy

first_imgNorthern Health is looking to make sure the children of Fort St. John are healthy for the upcoming year.From Feb. 7-11, Northern Health is asking parents to bring their Kindergarten students to take part in a screening and immunization clinic, taking place at the Fort St. John Health Unit.- Advertisement -The clinic will include hearing and dental health status, information on nutrition, injury prevention, tobacco reduction and lessons on the importance of hand washing.Also available for those interested, are school entry immunization boosters.Anyone planning on attending should allow approximately 20-30 minutes per appointment. Parents are asked to leave younger children with a babysitter, rather than bringing them along to the Health Unit.Parents are also asked to bring the child’s immunization record to the appointment. If you have never visited the Heath Unit, please call and request a transfer of the child’s record.Advertisement Interested parents can book an appointment with the Health Unit at 250-263-6000.last_img read more

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The cup runneth over for U.S. wine exports

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. wine sales to other countries totaled $876 million last year, a 30 percent increase over the year before, the Wine Institute reported. The 2006 increase is not as dramatic as it may appear because 2005 sales dipped sharply – to $674 million from 2004’s $809 million – due to a number of factors, including changes in the way wine was shipped to market, said Joseph Rollo, director of the San Francisco-based institute’s international department. Still, the figures reflect a long-term trend of steady expansion in foreign markets, he said, with sales doubling in the past decade. While sales increased significantly by value, the volume increase was much smaller – 4 percent. Rollo said the jump in value was due partly to customers being willing to buy pricier wines and a weaker dollar. Ninety-five percent of the wine shipped came from California. On the Net http://www.wineinstitute.orglast_img read more

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The attacker scoring for fun to save Chelsea’s season? £30m ace profiled

first_img Alex Teixeira (no.29) in action for Shakhtar above 1 Few believe Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho when he says he doesn’t need recruits in January and one player linked with a move is Shakhtar’s Alex Teixeira. Here, talkSPORT takes a closer look at the Shakhtar Donetsk forward…Name: Alex TeixeiraDate of Birth: 06/01/1990Birthplace: Duque de Caxias, BrazilPosition: Attacking midfieldClub: Shakhtar DonetskWhat’s the latest?A deal for Teixeira has seemingly been brewing since October, when the player told the press Chelsea want to sign him.“I have an offer, it was a pleasure to know that Chelsea want to sign me. It would be great if the transfer happens in January,” he said.Fresh reports claim a fee of around £30m would be enough to get a deal done for the in-form winger and a deal is edging closer.Did you know?1) Teixeira started his career with Brazilian side Vasco de Gama and played 51 times before moving to Shakhtar in 2008.2) The 25-year-old has been on the radar of England’s top clubs for years and was the subject of a bid from Manchester United as far back as 2006.3) When Shakhtar sold defensive midfielder Fernandinho to Manchester City in 2013, Teixeira was pushed back in midfield to shield the defence. He is a versatile and intelligent player who can play anywhere across midfield and attack. In addition, Teixeira has been described as a player with pace, quick feet and deadly in front of goal, so Blues fans have a lot lot get excited about it seems.4) Teixeira had won the league title in every season he had been at Shakhtar until last year when Dynamo Kiev beat them. His trophy cabinet is very impressive, with 12 winners medals during his time in Ukraine.5) He has scored 21 goals in 22 games so far this season, including 19 in just 13 league games (correct as of 20/11/15).They say:“He is the technical leader of my team and should also be the technical leader for Brazil”– Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu believes Teixeira will become an international starVideo Evidence:last_img read more

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Do you know an ‘Everyday Hero’ who deserves a People of the Year Award?

first_imgLocal heroes and ordinary people who do extraordinary things in Donegal are being sought as nominees for the People of the Year Awards.Do you know someone who does extraordinary things that really make a difference to their family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or local community?  This is your chance to have their unsung heroism acknowledged live on TV.The team behind RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Sean O’Rourke is calling out to people in Donegal to nominate their heroic partners, friends, parents, neighbours and co-workers that deserve some national recognition. The winner will be honoured at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab Group, which will be held on March 3rd. Pictured at the launch with Sean O’Rourke were Army woman, Leah Murray, age 8 from Newbridge, Co Kildare, Policeman, Rian Duane, age 9 from Caragh, Naas, Co Kildare, Fireman, Alex O’Reillyhall, age 9 from Newbridge, Co Kildare and Nurse, Elianna Martin, age 7 from Milltown, Co Kildare. Pic. Robbie ReynoldsIreland’s ‘Everyday Hero’ can be of any age, from any walk of life and from any part of Ireland but there is just one criterion – they must be really special to be considered.They can be the essence of Donegal community spirit, or they can be the person who puts everyone else before themselves and never asks for thanks.To nominate your everyday hero, log on to peopleoftheyear.com. A selection of nominators will be brought on air to talk to Sean to tell everyone just why the person they are nominating is an ‘Everyday Hero’.All the nominations will be considered by the adjudication panel and will be announced live on the People of the Year Awards TV programme on RTÉ One on Saturday, March 3rd 2018. Stay tuned weekdays to Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, which airs from 10am to 12pm for further details. Closing date is Friday January 19th.Mo Flynn, Chief Executive of Rehab Group, said: “We have vital and important services for people with disabilities around the country, including Donegal, and we see heroes in communities every day.  Everybody knows someone who is always doing something for others. These people often go unrewarded and unrecognised. This is a chance to say thank you to them in a unique way, so please nominate your ‘Everyday Hero’ for a People of the Year Award.”RTÉ Radio 1 presenter Sean O’Rourke said: “Some of the most extraordinary people I have interviewed over the years are the unsung, everyday heroes. So if you know someone you’d like to nominate, please nominate them today.”For the latest updates on the Awards, click onto www.peopleoftheyear.com, find us on Facebook –www.facebook.com/PeopleOfTheYearAwards, or follow us on Twitter – @peopleawardsDo you know an ‘Everyday Hero’ who deserves a People of the Year Award? was last modified: January 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:People of the year awardslast_img read more

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Brand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue

first_imgBrand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University DialogueJohannesburg, Wednesday 05th September 2018 – Brand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) have partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme from 11th -12th September 2018.The conference will bring together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa and African markets such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact positively and negatively on the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand, and Africa’s Nation Brands.Further to that, the unpacking of the identified theme – Interrogating the Pan-African Nation Brand: re- and de-constructing state capacity & the stories we tell to market the African brand reality, will form a golden thread for the dialogues.Speaking on the theme, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus De Kock said; “Brand South Africa understands that the reputation of the nation, nation brand, or in this case, the African continent, is shaped by a multitude of factors.  Due to divergent perceptions and public discourses on the condition of the African continent, the 2018 Pan-African Nation Brand Dialogue aims to interrogate two inter-related dimensions of the Africa’s Nation Brands through the subthemes – ‘State’ of the African Nation Brand that focuses on how governance capability impacts on reputation, as well as Telling and taking African Stories to Market that focuses on marketing in the African environment.”  Brand South Africa’s main objective as an award-winning organisation in research, aims to identify opportunities and lessons from contributions made by delegates which will be followed through in various project collaborations.“Brand South Africa will showcase its social segmentation model research that won the annual Southern African Market Research Association’s Best Research award, as well as research on the Development of the BRICS brand.  It has been a fruitful journey for the organisation since its first SACF in 2013 where Brand South Africa developed several interventions to address some of the issues outlined. In 2017 the Nation Brand University Dialogue was entitled – From Ubuntu Foreign Policy to a Democracy of Jazz – lessons from the Nation Brand University Dialogue and this year we eagerly envision collaborating with the continent,” adds Dr De Kock.The two-day programme will wrap up with a panel discussion and brainstorming with panellists, Prof K.M Makhitha, Mr Oyewole Simon Oginni, Dr Rasheed Akinyemi, Dr David Okello, Dr Joash Ntenga Moitui, Dr Timothy Esemu, Dr Kobby Mensah and Dr A. Adesoga in finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing & Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area. For interviews and RSVP kindly see below;Dates: 11-12 September 2018Venue: UNISA, Kgorong Function hall, Kgorong BuildingContact Details: Ntombi Ntanzi; ntombin@brandsouthafrica.com or Cell: 081 704 1488Time: 09h00 – 17h00last_img read more

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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – Intermittent Rain Slows Harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Variable rainfall slowed harvest for most producers, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 30. The recent rainfall kept combines out of soybean fields most of the week as harvest progress fell below the 5 – year average. Corn combines were rolling as harvest progress finished the week just above the 5 – year average. Winter wheat planters were slowed to a crawl and corn chopped for silage inched a long as well. Warm weather in – between rains helped some producers make hay last week, but it continued at a slow pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 21 percent, and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.See the full October 1st report herelast_img read more

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TimberSIL May Live to See Another Day

first_imgProblems begin to emergeDespite the warm welcome, Timber Treatment Technologies never got TimberSIL into the building products mainstream. It refused to release test results or other data that would support its performance claims. There were distribution problems and an unfavorable report from Oregon State University researchers. A distribution deal collapsed, and a lawsuit was filed by a Wisconsin company under contract to produce TimberSIL.TimberSIL also was saddled by a couple of well-publicized failures, including one involving Brad Pitt’s Make it Right foundation in New Orleans. The foundation used TimberSIL on outdoor features of 39 houses in the Lower Ninth Ward constructed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, the lumber was replaced when it began showing signs of deterioration. The foundation, according to a story in The Times-Picayune, later sued Timber Treatment Technologies for nearly $500,000, claiming its “irresponsible, unresponsive and duplicitous conduct resulted in substantial monetary and reputational damage.”In Massachusetts, the historic Summit House on Mount Holyoke installed TimberSIL as part of a state-financed renovation, and then spent $100,000 to replace it when it wouldn’t hold paint. The state elected not to sue.It’s not clear whether those and other disputes were ever settled. But last year, company founder and CEO Karen Slimak was removed from her post by a Virginia judge as part of a civil proceeding, according to an article posted at GazetteNet.com. The long, tortured history of TimberSIL treated lumber may get even longer.A New York investment firm specializing in buying the assets of distressed companies has taken over rights to TimberSIL and hopes to resume manufacturing the lumber as early as this year, according to a principal in the firm. The development was first reported by Environmental Building News.Douglas Wolfe, general counsel of ASM Capital in Woodbury, New York, told GBA that his firm had lent money to the parent company of TimberSIL, Timber Treatment Technologies (TTT). “When things didn’t work out,” he said, “we took over the assets.” Wolfe didn’t say how much the loan was for, but the arrangement will leave TTT responsible for any liabilities lingering from the company’s tangled legal past, and will allow the new owners to start producing TimberSIL again.A successful relaunch of TimberSIL would seem as miraculous as a revival of the Edsel. Announced with great fanfare in 2004, TimberSIL was praised as a next-generation lumber that didn’t use heavy metals or other toxic preservatives common in conventional pressure-treated wood, yet still came with a 40-year guarantee against rot. The manufacturer described a unique process of using sodium silicate and heat to encase wood fibers in a protective coating of amorphous glass. New owners like the productDespite this backdrop, ASM is upbeat about TimberSIL.“We loved the product,” Wolfe said. “We think it’s a breakthrough product. We lent money to the company trying to help it get through a tough time. It did not, so now that we’ve taken over the assets, we’re going to relaunch it under new management.“Unfortunately the most recent problems at the company have overshadowed what was years of quality product being made, years of testing, years of certifications,” he continued. “This product, quality control is going to be our main issue when we relaunch it. We understand that. But at the same time, there’s been enough quality product out there and enough testing on this product to know that it works, to know that it’s good.”Asked which tests have been conducted, and who conducted them, Wolfe said, “There have been various tests that have occurred on the fire resistance aspect of it… There are other tests in regards to its strength that are done. I can’t tell you exactly when and where they were. I have them, but that’s kind of like company information. I promise you when its gets relaunched, it’s going to be done in a way that people will know the product they’re getting is exactly how it’s represented.”Wolfe said that negotiations were currently underway to line up a producer, and that while there was no firm timetable in place, he hoped production might start by the end of the year.Asked whether ASM had a PR strategy for reintroducing a product that’s had so many well-publicized problems, Wolfe said, “I don’t need to. People are looking for this product. I’ve had numerous organizations tell me if I can make it, they’ll buy it. And they know all about the quality control, but they also know that was the old management. The new management won’t have those problems.”last_img read more

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