65-year-old Linden woman granted bail on narcotics charge

first_imgSixty-five-year-old Bernadette Robertson was on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of $150,000 and asked to lodge her passport with the Police until the completion of her trial.Robertson is before the court on a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge. The facts in the matter state that Robertson on February 15 at Lot 90 North Blueberry Hill had in her possession 94.2 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The application for bail was made on the grounds that the elderly woman was not in the best of health and the constant travelling to and from the women’s penitentiary in Berbice would soon take its toll on her.The prosecution did not object to bail, but asked that the accused report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Wismar Police Station every Friday at 09:00h for the duration of the trial.The matter was adjourned until April 16, 2018.last_img read more

Region 2 business community slams Police over attitude, corruption

first_imgRanks attached to the G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands), Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), came in for harsh criticism on Saturday when members of the region’s business sector met with two Ministers at State House in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.A section of the business community at the meeting on SaturdayThe meeting was held with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and new Business Minister, Hemraj Rajkumar. During the meeting, members of the business community in the region complained about the attitude and reported corrupt practices of some of the Police ranks within the division.Speaking at the meeting, cellphone dealer Nahib Sabar who was robbed four times in 2018 and once in 2019, complained that to date, no arrest has been made in any of the robberies. According to Sabar, the Police in the region appear reluctant to investigate, although he provided them with much-needed information. He publicly told Minister Ramjattan that on one occasion, he caught two men stealing phones from his business and took them to the Anna Regina Police Station but to his surprise, when he went back to the Anna Regina Police Station the following day, there were no records at the station of the persons he took in the previous day. He added that he made several complaints to the Divisional Commander but the Police kept ignoring him and he subsequently reached out to the media to vent his frustration. According to the businessman, after his views were published in several sections of the media, he was arrested and placed in the Anna Regina Police lock-ups for over 72 hours. The businessman said he was subsequently released on $100,000 station bail but no charges were instituted against him. He said too that he has since been unable to recover his bail money.Following the businessman’s complaint, Ramjattan immediately called the Commander who was in the vicinity providing security to join the meeting to hear the business community’s complaints. Meanwhile, other business persons present at the meeting complained about traffic ranks soliciting brides, the harassment of drivers, bad public attitude displayed by some ranks and the need for the improvement of investigative capacity. The business community also called on the Minister to address the long wait for gun licences.last_img read more

Jetliner in Indonesia makes fiery landing, killing scores

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian jetliner carrying 140 people burst into flames as it landed on Java island Wednesday, trapping a number of people inside the burning plane, the airline and witnesses said. Prime Minister John Howard said Indonesian officials had confirmed 49 deaths, and that some Australians may be among them. The Garuda airlines jet shook violently as it prepared to land and then overshot the runway, hitting fences and slamming into a rice field shortly before 7 a.m., survivors said. Many passengers escaped and rescuers battled flames to reach those trapped inside, said Capt. Ari Sapari, operations director of national carrier Garuda. The blaze took two hours to put out. Howard said Indonesian officials had confirmed 49 deaths, though it was not clear where that information came from. Laras Widhyo, from Garuda’s Yogyakarta office, said at least 22 were killed and 92 were being treated at three hospitals. He said some passengers were thought to have walked away from the accident, making it difficult to confirm the death toll. 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

Man ordered to court in fatal crash

first_imgMargarita Cervantes, 56, of Downey, who was a passenger in the other vehicle was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood where she later died, police said. The woman’s husband, whose name was not available, was driving the other car and was uninjured, Bart said. “It’s not clear at this point of the investigation whether \ ran a red light,” he added. Montebello Police Department’s traffic division is continuing its investigation. There are no independent witnesses, Bart said. He encouraged anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Montebello Police Department at (323) 887-1212. EAST LOS ANGELES – Jose Luis Diaz, 38, Thursday was ordered to return to East Los Angeles Court on April 18 on a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a Downey woman in a traffic accident Tuesday. He was remanded to Men’s Central Jail following Tuesday’s appearance, where Deputy District Attorney Victor Rodriguez proposed Diaz bail be set at $1 million, accordint to a court clerk. The manslaughter charge and two other counts, driving under the influence with injury and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08, were lodged after a collision between two compact cars in the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Telegraph Road in Montebello shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to court records. Diaz was driving one of the compact cars, said Montebello Police Lt. Brian Bart. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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_imgA Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town will takes place in the Abbey Hotel on Sunday 29th November from 11.00 am – 6.30pmThe switching on of the Donegal Town’s Christmas Lights will also take place on the same day. They will have Exhibitor Stands where Business’s can promote, sell, and take orders for Christmas etc.There will be a large variety of products available to the public, ranging from, cosmetics, jewellery, fashion, art, toys for big boys, and loads of gift ideas for the Festive season ,a great way to promote your business in the lead up to Christmas.This event will also give your customers the opportunity to place orders for all their Christmas food requirements, all of which can be done with very little effort in one venue.They will have Celebrity Chef Cookery Demonstrations, Live Entertainment for all ages, and much more throughout the day. For further information follow us on www.donegaltown.ie. and www.atasteofdonegal.com and also on Donegal Town Community and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Facebook Pages.If you are interested and would like to take part in our 5th “A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town” contact Mary Mc Gettigan on 087-1777140 or email development@donegaltown.ieA LITTLE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO DONEGAL TOWN NEXT MONTH was last modified: October 29th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgTHE POTENTIAL for new jobs in north Donegal is included in a €1M Government announcement today.Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD was just issued funding of €1 Million for Inshore Fisheries Structures, Development and Conservation Package.Deputy Joe McHugh says he is delighted – because there is potential for new jobs following a recent meeting in Downings. “I welcome the very positive announcement from Minister Coveney today that there will be an investment of €1 million on inshore fisheries for 2014. I also commend the Minister on all the work he is doing with BIM,” said Deputy McHugh“I recently organised a meeting with BIM CEO Jason Whooley, in Downings, Councillor Noel McBride and a number of Mr Whooley’s colleagues to discuss a possible investment into the food processing aquaculture industry with the availability of vacant units in the area.“It was a very positive meeting and BIM agreed to fund a scoping study at both Mulroy and Sheephaven Bays into the long term viability and development potential in the area.“ I am very grateful to Mr Whooley and his colleagues for coming up to Downings and giving our proposals full consideration. The potential for growth in this area of food processing is evident and I will work closely with my colleagues in ensuring that all avenues are pursued around the development of this project, which will not only have a positive impact on the local community but could lead to job creation.”  DONEGAL FISHERIES JOBS BID INCLUDED IN €1M GOVERNMENT BOOST – McHUGH 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:Inland FisheriesJoe McHughMULROY BAYscoping studysheephaven baylast_img read more

WATCH: Councillor has livid outburst over illegal dumping

first_imgDonegal county councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Esbuig has hit out at the callous people who have dumped their waste around a recycling bank in Gweedore.For the third time this week, household rubbish and recycling has been thrown around the Bring Bank facility. Bags, boxes, food waste and recyclable items have been dumped beside the bins, instead of being put into bins.Cllr Mac Giolla Esbuig did not contain his anger when he filmed the scene today and posted on Facebook to call for action. “This is an absolute f***ing disgrace,” Cllr Mac Giolla Esbuig said.“F***ing shame on anybody who thinks they can come down here and dump all their crap and expect somebody else to clean it up for them.”As the council works to add camera monitors and extra barriers to prevent illegal dumping at the site, Cllr Mac Giolla Esbuig said that public awareness of this disgusting problem needs to continue being raised.See the video below (Warning: Contains strong language): WATCH: Councillor has livid outburst over illegal dumping was last modified: July 19th, 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:Cllr Michael Mac Giolla EasbuigdumpingGweedorerubbishlast_img read more

Amazon MP3 Store Legitimizes DoubleTwist Darknet

first_imgThe blogosphere is abuzz with news of doubleTwist music community’s latest iTunes-esque music store release. While many continue to weigh in on the merits of the Amazon MP3-powered store, we shouldn’t lose sight of what this actually represents. The Amazon partnership legitimizes and monetizes a startup company that is still arguably a darknet file sharing service. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Hacker “DVD Jon” Lech Johansen launched doubleTwist in 2008 to circumvent restrictive DRM and provide multi-device compatibility. Often when media player companies strive for “device compatibility” they are already compatible with most major devices and are simply looking to sync with the iPhone. The iPhone has proven elusive due to Apple’s device encryption tactics. While companies like Songbird have built iPhone workarounds, DoubleTwist actually offers iPhone syncing directly from the player. In an effort to juxtapose its open format stance against Apple’s proprietary file silos, doubleTwist launched the above video with the tag line “doubleTwist offers choice”. In other words, when you download a file through doubleTwist’s new Amazon store, you are given the choice to load it on to any device you own. While the store is a great new feature, it will be interesting to see if users choose to purchase more or if they simply continue to share files amongst each other. While it’s true that you can drag and drop into the device of their choice, you can also drag and drop files into your friend’s folders as well as share files on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. To check out the desktop store and service, download the Mac version here. The Windows version is expected to be released in the near future. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups dana oshirolast_img read more

From 2019 to 2035, Top 10 Fastest Growing Global Cities Will Be From India: Study

first_imgFrom 2019 to 2035, the top 10 cities for economic growth will all be from India with Surat in Gujarat leading the way with an average of 9 percent growth, according to an Oxford Economics study.According to a report in Bloomberg which quoted from the Oxford study, economic output in many of those top 10 Indian cities will remain rather small in comparison to the world’s biggest metropolises, aggregated gross domestic product of all Asian cities will exceed that of all North American and European urban centers combined in 2027. By 2035, it will be 17 percent higher, with the largest contribution coming from Chinese cities, Bloomberg wrote.Richard Holt, Oxford’s head of global cities research said that little will change at the top of the list of the world’s biggest cities in the next two decades or 2019 to 2035, to be precise.Surat is India’s top and one of the world’s largest diamond processing and trading center. The city will grow at an average rate of 9 percent. With an expected annual growth of 8.58 percent, Uttar Pradesh’s Agra is second on the list.At the third place is Bangalore, which will grow at 8.5 percent. The IT capital of India is followed by Hyderabad which will see an 8.47 percent growth. Nagpur in Maharashtra is at fifth place and will grow at 8.41 percent. At sixth place is Tirupur, a southern Indian city famed for knitwear and textiles. The city will see an 8.36 percent growth. Gujarat’s Rajkot will grow at 8.33 percent and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu will see an 8.29 percent growth.Chennai and Vijayawada will see an annual average growth of 8.17 and 8.16 percent respectively.Among global cities, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and London, will defend their spots as Shanghai and Beijing—each boasting more than 20 million people —surpass Paris and Chicago. Guangzhou and Shenzhen in Southern China will also make the top 10, crowding out Hong Kong, Bloomberg wrote citing the Oxford Economics study. Related Itemslast_img read more

What was he thinking?

first_imgMost parents of teenagers end up wondering if their teen was a mutant alien. How did their sweet, cheerful, obedient child mutate into a rude, argumentative stranger, communicating in grunts, prone to mood swings and recklessness? While traditionally the raging hormones of puberty have been blamed, recent studies using magnetic resonance imaging reveal that these changes may be a consequence of the normal growth of the brain. Having spent the past 20 years studying the developing brains of children, I know that the brain grows and changes continually in young  people-and is only about 80% developed in adolescents.Areas of the brain that are fairly well-developed early on is the nucleus accumbens, or the area that seeks pleasure and reward, and the amygdale, responsible for emotional and impulsive responses as well as social interaction. While impulsive actions like snatching someone else’s food may be acceptable amongst alligators, it is not amongst adult humans. So, with evolution humans have developed other parts of the brain to appropriately control and direct primitive drives and desires. Foremost among these areas is the prefrontal cortex, a section of the brain that controls impulses and emotions, weighs outcomes and forms reasoned judgements. If you take the brain to be a car, the limbic system is the engine and the prefrontal lobe the brakes. Another area which helps us distinguish between right and wrong and change the course of our actions based on previous experiences is the anterior cingulate lobe, in the front of the brain.Research has consistently shown that in the teen years, the limbic system is fairly well-developed whereas the prefrontal lobe and the anterior cingulate remain relatively immature, until 25 years. This is what makes teenagers impulsive, susceptible to peer pressure and prone to emotional outbursts. For most adults, their prefrontal cortex prevents them from taking risks like doing wheelies in traffic without a helmet. But the teen’s underdeveloped prefrontal cortex can’t register this and they do it for the thrill of it. When a teenager spends an hour on the Internet instead of focussing on homework, it’s because the teenage brain doesn’t register delayed gratifi-cation. Also, having an immature anterior cingulate means that teenagers find it difficult to stop behaviours that may have been rewarding once but are no longer so.While a little bit of risk taking in the teen years may be an evolutionary necessity; it is important that parents use their growing understanding of their teenagers’ brain developments to help them develop into centred, responsible adults.advertisementBe your child’s surrogate frontal cortex. Since teens find it difficult to make good decisions in risky or emotional situations, step in to help with planning, processing information and problem solving.Anticipate high risk situations such as drinking/smoking, sex, etc. and discuss them honestly. The teen brain needs rehearsals. Set house rules so your teen will have a blueprint to follow when faced with a situation. The teen brain craves structure and is more comfortable with protective rules. Teens who say their parents warned them about drug use are less likely to use them.Encourage positive risk taking. Encourage your teen to take part in adventure sports, volunteering for social change or mentoring disadvantaged children. The thrill of it will keep him going.Dr Vivek Benegal has specialised for the last 20 years in treating young people with addictions. He is additional professor of psychiatry, Deaddiction Centre, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.last_img read more