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Venezuelan aircraft released following probe

first_imgThe Venezuelan aircraft which was detained earlier this month, following an investigation by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has been released.On Wednesday it was revealed that the investigation has been completed, and legal advice was obtained upon the submission of some necessary documents.The investigation unit involved the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), and the GCAA, along with security officials.According to the Police, the pilots and a senior official of the Venezuelan Embassy, on behalf of the foreign nationals detained, assisted and cooperated fully in theThe Venezuelan aircraft that was detained and now releasedinvestigations.The Police also revealed that the data plate was subsequently located by the investigative team on the very aircraft, and the log book was also found which indicated that the aircraft had been in operation since 2014.In addition, all outstanding documents which were required were submitted to the investigators, who later confirmed that they were authentic and confirmed by the GCAA.The Police said there consequently was no reason to further detain the aircraft, and as such, it was released.It was reported that the plane landed in Guyana at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with a fake registration number, and the Data Plate which contained vital information was missing.Based on reports received at that time, the private chartered flight, which is suspected to be registered in Venezuela, landed on July 9 at about 15:20h.However, in keeping with security postures and intensified collaboration with the management of the various units operating at the CJIA, ranks (CANU) were alerted, and conducted a preliminary inspection of the aircraft, during which certain irregularities were discovered.Guyana Times understands that the registration number of the aircraft raised eyebrows, since another aircraft was carrying the same number. As such, the matter was reported to the CANU headquarters and orders were given for the aircraft to be detained.The Police had stated that after enquiries were made, it was revealed that the pilots and passengers were invited to Guyana by one Michael Brassington, who was at the airport to receive them.Brassington and the four passengers reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), while the two pilots arrived in the company of agents of CANU. Two of the passengers and the pilots were Venezuelan.last_img read more

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Men charged for killing friend, dumping body in pit latrine

first_imgTwo Region One (Barima-Waini) men were hauled before the court on Wednesday slapped with the capital offence of murder.Leroy McKentire, 41, of Port Kaituma and Rayon Robert, 18, of Tassawini, North West District (NWD) are accused of killing their friend and dumping his body in a pit latrine at Tassawini. The duo appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The charge stated that between May 17 and May 22, 2019, the men murdered 25-year-old Darvin David.Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels, in her submission to the court, related that on May 17, the two accused and David were at a shop in Tassawini consuming alcohol when an argument ensued.The shop owner intervened and chased the men out of his shop and David left the shop in the company of McKentire and Roberts, but was not seen again, the Prosecutor said.Villagers in the area launched a search for the missing man and he was found in a pit latrine with stab wounds to his neck.McKentire and Roberts were arrested by the Police and allegedly confessed to stabbing David and dumping his body in the pit latrine.Prosecutor Daniels told the court that the Police were currently on the hunt for a third suspect, who is involved in the murder. The men were remanded to prison, and the case was scheduled to continue on July 2, 2019.last_img read more

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Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League roundup

first_imgRoyal Rebels 4 Fort Motors 1Richmond 3 Ironhide 3This weekend is a busy one for the ladies of the Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League. The 2013 Icebreaker Tournament goes Friday and Saturday, while standard league games will be going on Sunday afternoon and evening. D&D 7 Alta Gas 0 Fort Motors 3 Vipers 0Vipers 6 Alchoballics 2The Crush 6 Energetic 2Advertisement There are 13 teams in the league for this season. Six of those are competitive, seven are recreational. Below are the results from the opening week of the season:Ironhide 3 Sharp 2Alchoballics 3 Energetic 0- Advertisement -Richmond 4 Maxim 1Highmark 4 The Crush 0Highmark 3 Royal Rebels 1Advertisementlast_img read more

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Carroll loves his recruits

first_imgIf the Trojans lost some commitments in the past few weeks, they made up for it Wednesday when Joe McKnight of River Ridge, La., the nation’s top tailback, selected USC over Louisiana State. McKnight touched the ball 82 times this season and scored 30 touchdowns. He averaged 15.5 yards per carry. Carroll compared him to Reggie Bush in his ability to catch passes out of the backfield or line up at wide receiver. “He’s a tremendous athlete,” Carroll said. “He can do everything, he’s incredibly versatile.” What’s more surprising is that McKnight chose USC even though Marc Tyler of Oaks Christian and Broderick Green of Little Rock, Ark., also signed. In addition, Chauncey Washington, C.J. Gable, Emmanuel Moody, Allen Bradford, Stafon Johnson and Hershel Dennis are already on the roster. LOS ANGELES – USC made a splash on signing day, but even bigger news could be looming for the Trojans as Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain will visit in the next two weeks with the idea of transferring in the fall. Mustain, who started eight games for the Razorbacks, would be more than just a finishing touch on a recruiting class that was ranked No. 1 by ESPN and No. 3 by Rivals.com on Wednesday. He would probably end doubts about whether it really was the nation’s top recruiting class. The 10th tailback on the team, Michael Coleman, will move to fullback. The first commitment for 2008, D.J. Shoemate, is also a tailback. “Each guy sees his uniqueness,” Carroll said of the new recruits. “Broderick saw we did not have a big, physical back. Marc thinks he can do a little bit of everything. Who plays is going to be determined by the competition.” Or maybe who transfers. Johnson is expected to make a decision at the end of the semester. As highly regarded as the class was by analysts, the Trojans actually lost out on two of their top targets, with wide receivers Ahmad Paige (Tennessee) and Deonte Thompson (Florida) going elsewhere. “You don’t ever get everyone you want,” Carroll said. Florida suddenly became a nuisance to USC, taking Thompson and convincing offensive guard James Wilson to change his commitmen. The Gators also signed quarterback Tim Tebow last year. “We were butting heads with them a lot,” Carroll said. USC also made one last run at cornerback Donovan Warren of Long Beach Poly on Wednesday, but Warren stuck with his original choice of Michigan. The Trojans also hurt the Wolverines by signing wide receiver Ronald Johnson, the No. 8-ranked player in the nation by Rivals. Johnson will play the same spot as wide receiver Steve Smith, Carroll said. “He can make touchdowns from anywhere on the field,” Carroll said. Another impact player is defensive end Everson Griffen, who runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and could play tailback, according to Carroll, who said he is the top prospect he’s recruited since arriving at USC. “Some people think he could play in the NFL now,” Carroll said. In a mild surprise, linebacker Jordan Campbell of Norco will be switched to fullback because of the Trojans’ depth problems. Linebacker Chris Galippo from Servite High School of Anaheim is also considered a Top 10 player and Carroll credited him with being an unofficial recruiter. “He set the tempo and did a great job at the All-American Bowl keeping things together,” Carroll said. Carroll said nearly all the freshmen will play next season, a tradition he likes to enhance at USC. “We had 16 freshmen play last season and three scored in the first game,” he said. That first game was against Arkansas, where Mustain entered in the second half and played well against the Trojans. Adding to the intrigue is that his teammate, Arkansas freshman wide receiver Damian Williams, already enrolled at USC this semester. Williams will redshirt next season. “I know he’s going to be a factor to help other people play well (in practice),” Carroll said. scott.wolf@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “It looks as power-packed as any group we’ve had,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got all kinds of big guys, tough guys, power guys. We held our own. It’s a highly regarded class. “Of the 17 we signed, 14 can make an immediate impact.” last_img read more

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LVG snub? ‘I’ll put my Man United career on pause until we get a new coach’ – reaction

first_imgUsain Bolt has comically snubbed Louis van Gaal.The six-time Olympic gold medalist, one of Manchester United’s most high-profile supporters, believes he has all the qualities to comfortably slot into the side at Old Trafford.But not under Van Gaal.“I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play,” said Bolt at the Jamaican Sportsman of the Year Awards.“Well, looking at how Van Gaal is, I don’t think I would ever want to be coached by him so I think I will put that on pause until we get a new coach.”In light of Bolt putting his Manchester United ‘career’ on pause, talkSPORT has gathered the best tweets responding to his comments below… Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt 1last_img read more

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SWIMMER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER JELLYFISH STING

first_imgA SWIMMER has been airlifted to hospital after being stung by a jellyfish.The Killybegs Coast Guard crew were called to assist the man who became “very unwell” after swimming off Silver Strand, Glencolmcille.The swimmer was later airlifted to hospital in Sligo for treatment. Jellyfish stings are relatively common, with the jellyfish body can discharge thousands of microscopic barbed stingers that release venom into the skin.Most stings result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness, and in rare cases, jellyfish stings are life-threatening.Most jellyfish stings get better with home treatment, but severe reactions require emergency medical care.The incident follows reports of dozens of rare giant jellyfish along the Donegal coast in recent days. The barrel jellyfish can grow up to a metre wide.SWIMMER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER JELLYFISH STING was last modified: July 12th, 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:GlencomcillehospitaljellyfishRESCUE 118sligostingStrandhillunwelllast_img read more

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Revealed: Here’s how many pubs Donegal has per person

first_imgNew figures show that Ireland has 7,200 licensed pubs, employing 230,000 people. In 2017, these pubs spent more than €2.9 billion annually in wages, and accounted for €6.5 billion in tourism revenues.The AIB Pubs Outlook reveals that Donegal has 365 pubs, and with a population of just over 150,000 – that’s 417 punters per pub!The county with the most bars is Cork, with 955 licensed boozers. Surprisingly, there’s almost 200 more pubs in the Rebel County than there is in the capital, with Dublin boasting 772 pubs. The report has highlighted the strain of rural pubs however, as it has been revealed that rural bars need to have a turnover of between €8,000 and €9,000 to keep their heads above water.“If a pub is not turning over €8,000-€9,000 a week in rural areas, then it’s going to be very difficult for them to survive.“The same is true of Dublin and if a pub is not turning over between €12,000-€13,000 a week, it’s in trouble,” says Tony Morrissey, Managing Director of Morrissey’s, the Dublin based auctioneering and consultancy firm that specialises in the pub and hotel sectors.Over the past decade, pubs have changed considerably to adapt to the changes in consumer habits and behaviours. This includes catering towards the growing popularity of craft beers, cocktails, and spirits such as whiskey and gin. “Although the craft beer market still only represents 4% of the overall market for beer, it’s growing and many pubs now have to offer a number of craft beers to their customers who clearly favour them over the traditional brands. It’s the same with spirits- there has been a significant growth in the number of independent Irish distilleries over the past five years as demand increases and this looks set to continue because it’s what the market wants,” Tony adds.The report also shows that 16.4% of Donegal’s total pub revenue comes from the UK market.AIB’s Head of Hospitality & Tourism, David McCarthy says that Brexit is unlikely to impact Irish pubs as on average, 85% of their turnover is derived from the domestic market. Despite a decline in the amount of UK visitors drinking in Irish pubs, the market actually grew over the past 12 months. One of the key threats of Brexit for publicans however is the cost to import booze from across the border may rise.“Some pubs do have a higher level of exposure to UK visitors and they need to be mindful of the implications of further Sterling devaluations and any potential future travel restrictions postBrexit. As many of the wholesalers currently import goods cross border, there may be indirect exposure to additional costs coming because of Brexit. This also may erode margins for publicans across the country,” McCarthy says.“The Irish food service market for hotels, pubs and restaurants is worth €2.64bn, according to Bord Bia, and overall food service in the hospitality sector has increased by 5.6% over the past 12 months,” he adds.Revealed: Here’s how many pubs Donegal has per person was last modified: February 17th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AIBdonegalpubsstatisticslast_img read more

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How Sharks’ Tomas Hertl exorcised the ghost of John Tavares

first_imgSAN JOSE — The ghost of John Tavares isn’t haunting the San Jose area anymore. Tomas Hertl is putting that problem to rest.As the Sharks head down the stretch run, the team is piling up points with the type of stacked center depth that general manager Doug Wilson envisioned last summer. But instead of creating mismatches with a center alignment that would have featured Tavares, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton, the Sharks are thriving under Plan B, or actually, Plan C.Hertl is suddenly emerging …last_img read more

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Zuma urges delegation to market SA in Davos

first_img17 January 2014The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos provides an excellent platform to network and market South Africa to potential investors, President Jacob Zuma told a delegation of business people on Thursday ahead of their departure for Switzerland.“Each year, we do all we can as South Africa to put our best foot forward and present our country to the world,” Zuma said at a sending-off event in Johannesburg, adding: “South Africa is easy to sell. Our country is successful, with lots of potential.“Although some challenges still remain given our history, these are being attended to,” Zuma said. “We remain a nation at work for a better life, striving each day to do better. Our founding president, Tata Nelson Mandela, and the first democratic administration laid a firm foundation, and we continue to build on that foundation to take the country forward.”Zuma said that while South Africa’s economy had taken a knock after the 2008 global meltdown, shedding a million jobs by the time the recession peaked in 2009, the country had recovered well and created many jobs.He said he National Development Plan (NDP), the country’s policy framework for reducing unemployment, inequality and poverty by 2030, identified the main drivers for economic growth: agriculture, mining, tourism, the green economy, manufacturing and infrastructure development.“As you engage the world, you will be able to say: We know exactly where we want to be by 2030 and we are working very hard to get there as South Africans. We are busy factoring the NDP into the draft Medium Term Strategic Framework that will be discussed by the Cabinet that will be appointed after elections in its first lekgotla.“In a few months, the plan will have been mainstreamed in the work of every government department,” Zuma said, adding: “We do trust that the private sector will also factor the NDP into its own strategic plans in every company so that we move seamlessly together.”The 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum takes place from 22 to 25 January.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Friendly report for corn and wheat, neutral for soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile Shortly before the report corn was up four cents, soybeans and wheat were both up two cents. After the report, corn was up 8 cents, soybeans were up 6 cents, with wheat up 15 cents.This USDA report was expected to see US wheat production increase while world wheat production was expected to decline. Brazil’s corn production was also expected to decline. The report today had US wheat production at 1.827, billion bushels, increased by six million bushels. This was a small surprise but not price breaking. World wheat production was 242.37 million tons, up almost two million tons. Corn production in Brazil was 85 million tons, down 2 million tons. Russia wheat production was cut 3.5 million tons, a bullish push for wheat.Some of the numbers today include, US old corn ending stocks 2.102 billion bushels, US old soybeans ending stocks 415 million bushels, US wheat ending stocks 1.080 billion bushels. US new corn ending stocks were 1.577 billion bushels, a decline of 105 million bushels. US new soybean ending stocks 385 million bushels, a decline of 30 million bushels.US new wheat ending stocks were 946 million bushels.Administration discussions with North Korea have already concluded with the signing of a comprehensive document that would produce peace on the Korean peninsula. The cancellation of US military drills on the Korean peninsula that were scheduled in the days ahead provided surprising headlines this morning. Most are probably surprised to see the summit end so quickly in comparison to previous summits that produced lots of photo opportunities and rhetoric from both sides. This week’s summit has the potential to be epic while reducing tensions that have been decades in the making, and erasing tensions many thought could never be tamped down. It could easily take many months to see the full potential of this summit.Grains have been in a huge free fall since the Memorial Day holiday last month. The sharp break two week decline for both corn and soybeans results from US/China trade issues that have not been resolved long term. US tariffs against China could take affect this Friday. Intellectual property rights continue to be a sore point that could easily take many discussions and months to resolve. In addition, fantastic crop ratings and excellent growing conditions have been a factor as well. Soybeans were 15 cents lower yesterday, marking the ninth day lower out of the last ten trading sessions. Commodity funds have sharply reduced their long soybean positions the last two weeks. They are currently long 30,000 contracts of soybeans. Three weeks ago their long position was 150,000 contracts. In that three week period November CBOT declined 83 cents from their May 29 high of $10.60 ½. Looking at corn funds are long 53,000 contracts. Mid-May there were long 200,000 contracts of corn. December CBOT corn reached $4.295 on May 24. Yesterday, December touched $3.87 3/4.Crop ratings with the weekly crop progress report last night were 77% good and excellent for corn while soybeans were 74% good and excellent. Both were down slightly from last week, both are above the ratings at this time last year. Shell-shocked bulls point to the high crop ratings that often begin to decline in June as longer term friendly news down the road. Non-threatening US weather gives hope to bears who expect prices to decline into the fall harvest. Don’t be surprised in the weeks ahead to see some forecasts that the US corn yield could reach 180 bushels per acre, marking a record yield for the third year in a row. We are not there yet.Numerous areas across Ohio had significant rainfalls last weekend that reached 4-7 inches. Producers are struggling to replant with corn and soybeans. They find little comfort to know replant acres in Ohio are down drastically in many areas compared to last year.last_img read more

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