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  • Restaurant employee slapped with fraud charge

    first_imgUretha Persaud of Lot 8 Princes Street Lodge, Georgetown on Monday appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer a fraud charge detailing that on October 19, 2018, at David Rose Street in South Ruimveldt Georgetown, while being a clerk at Royal Castle, she fraudulently embezzled $2,200.According to the facts presented to the court, the defendant was seen removing a sum of money while at the point of sale. She was approached by another employee, who told her what she had observed, and a search conducted on the person of the defendant unearthed the sum of $2,200 in the pants waist of the defendant. The matter was reported, and the defendant was charged.Persaud denied the charge, and Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris did not object to her being placed on bail.Magistrate Latchman has placed Persaud on $20,000 bail. The case will continue on October 24.last_img read more

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  • Angels notes: Mixed reviews for early preview

    first_imgOn offense, Casey Kotchman had a two-run single, and Mike Napoli hit a home run to center. Just in case: Hector Carrasco, at 37, has emerged as the Angels’ likely starting candidate if Jered Weaver is not ready to go at the beginning of the season. He didn’t pitch well in his inning of work, giving up a hit and two walks. Expected to be a long man in the bullpen, Carrasco will get starts in spring training in order to have him stretched out in case he is needed to start. Injury updates: Scioscia said Weaver continues to make progress in his long-toss sessions. But there is no set date for Weaver to throw his first bullpen session. Bartolo Colon threw long toss from the 120- to 130-foot range, and Scioscia continues to speak positively about the right-hander’s progress. TEMPE, Ariz. – Kelvim Escobar pitched well, John Lackey looked rusty and Dustin Moseley was roughed up. Nobody was worried about the results, though, as the Angels took the field for an intrasquad game. The pitchers only worked an inning each. “As you move on in the spring, you’ll probably be drawn more toward results than you are now,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “Results right now are measured on how the ball is coming out of your hand, is your breaking stuff where it needs to be and where is your command.” center_img Colon is even further away from a bullpen session than Weaver. Defensive struggles: Third baseman Chone Figgins failed to make a play to his left on a hard-hit ball by Maicer Izturis to open the intrasquad game. Figgins had a tough time at third base last season, committing 10 errors in 34 games (32starts) there. “It wasn’t an easy play,” Scioscia said. “On the practice field, Figgy has been very impressive. It’s just going to take some balls being hit to him and feeling good about making plays. “ 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

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  • Koeman set to be named Netherlands coach

    first_img0Shares0000Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been earmarked to replace Dick Advocaat as Dutch CoachTHE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb 5- Former  Everton manager Ronald Koeman is set to be presented as coach of the Netherlands, Dutch news reports said on Monday, as the football-mad country seeks to revive its flagging fortunes.“Ronald Koeman is the new national coach of (the) Dutch Eleven. The KNVB will present him at a press conference on Tuesday,” Dutch national news agency ANP reported, citing insider sources. Koeman, 54, who was sacked by Everton in October after a string of defeats saw The Toffees fall into the relegation zone, will be taking over from Dick Advocaat — the latest in a raft of unsuccessful appointments since 2014.Advocaat was appointed in May last year for a third stint as national coach, but stepped down seven months later after the once-mighty Oranje failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia.“Koeman’s appointment as the new trainer does not come as a surprise,” the ANP said, with news reports adding the blond-haired Koeman was already earmarked back in 2014 to replace Louis van Gaal, who left the Dutch squad after taking them to third place in the World Cup in Brazil, and joined Manchester United.But instead, the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) appointed another stalwart Guus Hiddink, who was then replaced by Danny Blind, followed by Advocaat — all in the space of just over three-and-a-half years as the national team slumped from one disappointment to another, missing out on qualification for both the 2016n Euros and then 2018 World Cup.An attack-minded central defender, Koeman picked up 78 caps as a player between 1982-94, scoring 14 goals.He started his coaching career at Vitesse in 2000, having already served as Hiddink’s assistant with the Dutch national team at the 1998 World Cup.“Koeman will stay on until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf said on Friday.“Koeman’s sacking at Everton came as a gift from heaven for the KNVB and led to an eventual ‘marriage’ between Koeman and the federation,” the paper said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • YOUTH WAS ARRESTED WHEN CAUGHT SWINGING BICYCLE CHAIN

    first_imgA probation order is to be carried out on a 15 year old boy who was aggressive to Gardai after being caught swinging a bicycle chain.Letterkenny court.The teenager, who cannot be named, appeared before Letterkenny District Court. Gardai received a report of youths acting suspiciously at Circular Road in Letterkenny.The youth was approached by Gardai but began showing off and was abusive to them.He was eventually arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda station.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said it proved a sobering experience for the teen when he was handcuffed and brought to the station.“He would be tall and strong for his age but there would be no malice with him.“He apologises to Gardai. He is a different young man today and reverted back to his childhood when he was put in patrol car and into an eight by eight cell,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation report to be carried out on the teenager.YOUTH WAS ARRESTED WHEN CAUGHT SWINGING BICYCLE CHAIN was last modified: February 11th, 2014 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:bicycle chaindonegalGardaiLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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  • HARPS HOPING FOR SEVENTH HEAVEN AGAINST ATHLONE

    first_imgFinn Harps put their six-game unbeaten start on the line on Friday night when they travel to the midlands to take on Roddy Collins’ Athlone Town (kick-off 8.00pm).However, Harps go there with a mounting injury list as Thomas McMonagle is the latest player to be ruled out.With Ciaran Coll and Sean McCarron already absent, the last thing Harps boss Peter Hutton needed was the news that Thomas McMonagle had sustained a hairline fracture of his foot in last week’s scoreless draw with Wexford Youths at Finn Park. “Unfortunately we lost Tommy early in the game. He felt a sharp pain on planting his foot on the ground and it got to the point where he couldn’t carry on”, said Hutton earlier this week.“Unfortunately, Tommy has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture on his foot so will unfortunately be out for about 4 weeks at least. It’s very disappointing for him and the squad in general but we just have to get on with it.“When you consider that Tommy was one of only four players in both divisions to play every single minute of the league campaign last season, it is a testament to how well he looks after himself both prior to and after games, so it certainly is a blow to lose him now.”With McMonagle having to be replaced after 14 minutes of last week’s game against Wexford, it certainly hit Harps and the game ended scoreless – the first time this season that Hutton’s side have failed to find the net. “We were well on top at that point and the substitution broke the momentum we’d attained,” said Hutton of McMonagle’s early departure.“The game was as I predicted – a very cagey and tight affair. Wexford came with the game plan of playing five in midfield in an effort to stifle our attacking threat then try to exploit us on the counter attack and to be honest their ploy worked to some extent.“We ourselves weren’t as creative nor as energetic as I would have liked but it was overall an ok performance. The pitch also didn’t help in that the surface was very dry and extremely bumpy given the recent weather, so any type of free flowing football is a bit unrealistic at present.“Shaun McGowan has been unable to train properly with the team since the first game of the season given the injury to his hand whilst Kevin McHugh had been in his bed with flu all week up until the Thursday so it’s a testament to those players’ resolve and dedication that they completed the game and still played to a high standard.“I’d be more concerned though if we had played really well and came away with the same score line, so at least I and players know that we can certainly improve and are much capable of more. It was a game we could have lost but for a fine save from Ciaran (Gallagher) but we certainly wouldn’t have deserved to lose the game although I honestly don’t believe we did enough to win it.” Although Hutton knows his team has more to offer – as was shown in the opening four league games of the season – he was more than happy that Harps kept their second consecutive clean sheet at Finn Park.“As I’ve said previously clean sheets are the basis upon which successful seasons are built so that was a pleasing aspect of the game. Ciaran, as in the previous week, demonstrated good concentration levels as for the majority of the second half he had little to do but when called upon was excellent. At times we were guilty of losing our shape and discipline as we chased that elusive winner and that could have cost us as Wexford looked to hit us on the counter attack, but the players again remained vigilant and got the point.”On Friday, the opposition for Harps is Athlone Town – a team who lost their first league game of the season last weekend to Waterford United. So, what is Hutton expecting from Roddy Collins’ side?“Again this game will be like many games this season – a really tight affair with both teams meeting for the first time this year. Obviously the Athlone team we competed with last season is a vastly different one from that we will meet on Friday. “Roddy Collins has come in and instantly the club now has an expectation to achieve success, the board have obviously backed their new man in providing Roddy with the resources to completely revamp the Athlone squad and bring in several experienced Premier Division players such as Philip Gorman, Barry Clancy, Paul Skinner, Robbie Clarke, Conor McMahon, Lee Dixon coupled with some of the most promising young players on loan from St Pats, in particular young Ryan Coombes who has started the season extremely well.“So essentially Roddy has recruited a quality squad that boasts a good level of experience, but also possess the exuberance of youth. Hopefully the pitch is in better condition than our previous visits last season as it was poor. Either way though, we will look forward to the game and do our upmost to return with a favourable result,” concluded Hutton.Harps will travel without the injured trio of Thomas McMonagle, Ciaran Coll and Sean McCarron. Marc Brolly is also a doubt after he took a hefty challenge during the Wexford game and had to be substituted and his injury is particularly sore and tender at the moment. Matt Harkin, though, has recovered from a thigh injury and should be available for selection.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Marc Brolly.Injured: Ciaran Coll (cartilage tear), Sean McCarron (calf), Thomas McMonagle (hairline fracture foot).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-D-W-W-D-D (12 pts)Athlone Town: L-D-W-D-D-L (6 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games against Athlone Town09-Oct-09 – Athlone Town 0-6 Finn Harps (First Division)10-Jul-10 – Athlone Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)19-Apr-11 – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)20-Aug-11 – Athlone Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)16-Mar-12 – Athlone Town 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)13-Jul-12 – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Kevin McHugh – 4Sean McCarron – 3Thomas McMonagle – 1Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS HOPING FOR SEVENTH HEAVEN AGAINST ATHLONE was last modified: April 11th, 2013 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:Athlone Townfinn harpslast_img read more

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  • Thoughts: Erik Karlsson, Eddie Vedder and why the Sharks best music is still to come

    first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — A couple of weekends ago, I witnessed a live-musical collaboration between a pair of heavyweights in the moden rock scene.Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam jumped on stage to join Mumford & Sons to finish out their headlining set at  Ohana Fest in Orange County. In one corner, you have a band that’s won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. In the other, one of the biggest-rock icons of the last 30 years.But when they joined forces to perform a cover of “All Along the Watchtower,” …last_img read more

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  • Editorial: MLB chief reveals Oakland A’s want a taxpayer subsidy

    first_imgMajor League Baseball’s commissioner has put the lie to the Oakland A’s claim that they’re not seeking a taxpayer subsidy for a new waterfront ballpark.Commissioner Rob Manfred last week threatened that the A’s might leave town and slammed city officials for filing a lawsuit trying to block Alameda County from selling its half-interest in the Oakland Coliseum to the baseball team.“I think (A’s President) Dave Kaval and (majority owner) John Fisher and the rest of the A’s organization have …last_img read more

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  • SA products catch the eye in Brazil

    first_img23 July 2013 South African products were well received by Brazilian importers, business associations and supermarkets during a five-day outward selling mission that ended in Sao Paulo on Friday. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which led a South African business delegation on the mission, said on Monday that the trip had yielded “great trade leads”. According to the DTI, one of the major supermarkets in Sao Paulo had a second buyers’ meeting with all the SA delegation businesses, with the executive director of Cape Town-based Bayede Marketing, Antoinette Vermooten, saying that some of their wines and rooibos teas were highly recommended by the buyers. “We were given an opportunity to demonstrate some of the unique features that our products have, and some of the buyers had an opportunity to taste our products and tell us which areas we need to improve on in order to adapt to the Brazilian market”, Vermooten said in a statement on Tuesday. She indicated that she had clinched a deal with the supermarket and that some of her wines and rooibos would be going to Sao Paulo on a test basis for an initial six-month period. According to Willem van der Spuy, a foreign economic representative at the DTI, last week’s mission focused on promoting products in the agro-processing sector such as wine, juice, rooibos tea, chili-sauce, powdered milk shakes, dried health foods and cereals. “The Brazil market is dynamic, and one of the sectors in which the two countries are competing is agro-processing,” Van der Spuy said last week. “There is therefore a need for South African businesses to offer products which are complimentary, competitive and have advantage over their counterparts.” Van der Spuy added that another trade and investment event was being scheduled for October, with a number of Brazilian cities targeted. “Brazil offers a long-term business market for South African businesses, and therefore we need time to get the approach right and work on building long-term relationships with potential importers and buyers.” Another of the delegates on last week’s mission, Shineon Hadebe, the chief executive of Pretoria-based Sunshine Dunes, said his company was already exporting fruit juices to Russia and the UK, and that Brazil presented an opportunity to expand his business into South America. “The trade seminars and meetings that I have attended so far with potential buyers have shown that there is an interest in the market for me to try out my product. The site visits have also shown gaps and opportunities for emerging exporters such as me to partner with potential importers and supermarkets,” Hadebe said. South Africa’s export of wines and juices to Brazil has increased over the last five years, according to the DTI, with the country being Brazil’s eighth-largest wine supplier and sixth-largest juice supplier in 2012. Overall, South African exports to Brazil reached around US$848.6-million in 2012, with the top exports including base materials, herbicides, vehicle engines and chemicals. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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  • Netball Proteas set for tri-nation series

    first_imgAlthough tickets are virtually sold out, organisers say seats are still available for the Diamond Challenge series against Zambia and Zimbabwe, which follows from 27 to 30 October at the same venue. South Africa will be out to make maximum use of their home ground advantage when they take on England and Trinidad and Tobago in a Tri-Nations netball series at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre in Port Elizabeth from Tuesday. 21 October 2013 “The Tri-Nations is definitely an opportunity, I wouldn’t say for payback, but for improvement,” Holtzhausen said in a statement late last week. Star defender and South Africa’s most-capped player Zanele Mdodana makes a welcome return to the national squad after struggling with injuries recently. “The scene is surely set for a hotly contested competition.” ‘Really hungry’“Zanele had a great training camp last week. She is 100 percent and really hungry to play excellent netball, like we know she can. We are very privileged to have her back for the Tri-Nations,” Holtzhauzen commented. “We never underestimate any team. We will be going into the Trinidad and Tobago match with the same mind-set as any other test.” “We’ve worked hard on our attack and changed a few things, but our big strength is definitely our defence.” Although England, who are currently ranked third in the world rankings, are the favourites on paper, Holtzhausen said being the underdogs could work in favour of South Africa, who are ranked sixth in the world. ‘Perfect platform’ “We knew what we had to work on after we came back from England and the Tri-Nations gives us the perfect platform to measure our improvements. All matches start at 17:30 and the games will be televised on DSTV. Spar Proteas’ captain Maryka Holtzhausen and her side are determined to improve their performances after losing 3-0 to England in a test series on British soil last month. FixturesThe series starts on Tuesday with South Africa taking on Trinidad and Tobago, while the hosts face England on Wednesday. On Thursday, Trinidad and Tobago meet England. The final, to be played on Friday, will be the two leading teams on the log. ‘A very physical team’“They’re a very physical team, with accurate shooters and pace throughout the court, which we are prepared for. She said Trinidad and Tobago, who occupy ninth spot in the world rankings, would be the dark horse of the series. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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  • A Contemporary Passivhaus Design in Seattle

    first_imgClean interior detailsThe house has uncluttered lines and is finished in a variety of materials. On the ground floor, the finished flooring is the concrete slab. On the upper two levels, bamboo is the finish flooring. An ash tree taken from the site during construction was milled into lumber, kiln dried, and used around the house — in the stairwell, for example, and as the vanity countertop in a bathroom.Outside, the house is finished in a combination of corrugated metal, cedar, and a fiber-cement siding called Silibonit.Ritchie says he built the house for about $200 a square foot. A Seattle builder and architectural firm have collaborated on a contemporary, three-story home that’s won Passivhaus certification, the first in Seattle to do so.The house, nicknamed “Park Passive,” is the work of Cascade Built and NK Architects. It is located in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood. (The home is mentioned in an August 15, 2013 New York Times article, “The Passive House: Sealed for Freshness.”)Cascade Built founder Sloan Ritchie says he’s undertaken a variety of single- and multi-family projects in the past, including some built to LEED standards, but nothing to date that performed at this level of energy efficiency. He and his family moved in this spring.“We certainly believe in the concept and believe in the energy efficiency and energy savings,” he said by phone. “We feel it’s very important, so we’re interested in doing more of this type of project for sure.”(Dwell Development announced back in March it had built what it thought was Seattle’s first spec Passivhaus project. As of July 25, the house had not been certified, although the developer says the paperwork is being processed by the Passive House Institute U.S. Cascade Built’s project was certified by an Irish company, Passive House Academy, following the protocols of the Passivhaus Institut, the European counterpart of PHIUS. Two earlier Passivhaus projects in Seattle — Joe Giampietro’s Mini-B cottage and Dan Whitmore’s duplex, both described in a 2011 blog by GBA senior editor Martin Holladay — have not been certified.) A contemporary design on an infill lotNK Architects designed a striking contemporary building that’s clad in corrugated metal and capped with a rooftop deck. Completed in April, the 2,710-square-foot house, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on three levels.Some of the construction details provided by Ritchie for the slab-on-grade structure:There is plenty of sub-slab insulation: 8 inches of high-density EPS foam under the footings, and another 20 inches of medium-density EPS under the slab itself. The total of 28 inches of foam under the slab has an R-value of about 100. (Most of the rigid foam installed under the slab is acting as fill to raise the grade; the foam isn’t necessary to meet the home’s Passivhaus goals.) The 8-inch layer of foam beneath the footings continues up the outside of the stem walls to connect with exterior wall insulation.Exterior walls consist of a 2×6 structural wall, an OSB air barrier, and 9 1/2-in. deep I-joists with about 15 in. of blown-in fiberglass insulation, for an R-value of about 60.Roof insulation, a combination of 24 inches or more of blown-in fiberglass plus 4 inches of polyisocyanurate, has an R-value of about 100.An initial blower-door test, before windows or drywall had been installed, came in at 0.4 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals. A later test, after windows went in, was 0.5 ach50.Whole house ventilation is provided by a Zehnder Comfoair 350 heat recovery ventilator. Domestic hot water is provided by an AirGenerate AirTap heat pump water heater. The windows were manufactured by Intus.When it came to heating and cooling, Ritchie chose a ducted minisplit with a single outdoor compressor and a single indoor fan unit that distributes air via six individual grills. He initially considered a ductless minisplit with a single head, but was stymied by what he thought would be uneven air distribution.“We thought, OK, we could do one indoor unit, one wall-mounted unit, but where would we put it where it could effectively temper the air in the house?” Ritchie said. “We couldn’t really decide where to put it so we realized we just needed to have one where we could get air to multiple locations.”last_img read more

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