27 foreign women detained after ‘strip club’ raid

first_imgRanks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Friday evening swoop down on an illegal bar on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) where they found some 27 female foreign nationals. The raid occurred from 21:50h to 23:55h at the Bikers Bar located at Lot 22 Covent Garden Public Road, EBD.Public Relations Officer of the Police Force, Jairam Ramlakhan said in a statement on Saturday that the Police were acting on a report received that a ‘strip club’ was being operated at the road front bar when they visited the establishment.A search was carried out at the premises and during the two-hour period, 27 female foreign nationals were found in the building. The females have since been detained and are assisting with the investigation.The ranks also picked up the owner/operator of the facility, who resides at Nutmeg Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.In addition, a case of liquor was also seized and lodged since there were no licence granted to operate “any business whatsoever” on the premises.There was a supermarket operated by Chinese nationals at the premises prior to the opening of the bar. Bandits had robbed the Fresh Mart Supermarket back in 2016 of close to a one million dollars in cash and valuables.last_img read more

Datebook for Monday, April 16

first_imgAAA Great Battery Roundup through Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Classic Car Service, 15370 Oxnard St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 997-6230. For other city drop-off locations, visit www.AAA.com. Lemur animal workshop, 10 a.m., Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive. Members and adult/child pairs $18; nonmembers $23. Call (323) 644-4211. Teen hip-hop dance class, 5:30 p.m., Heartbeat House Dance Workout Studio, 3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. Five weeks $50, 10 weeks $130. Call (323) 669-2821. “Normal People Scare Me” screening, a documentary on living with autism, 6:30 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 258. Valley VOTE will meet 6:45 p.m., Galpin Ford, second floor, 15555 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills. Event includes guest speaker. Edwin C. Bearss, the voice of Ken Burns’ Civil War documentaries, will speak, 7 p.m., Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Call (818) 548-2030.— Mail Datebook entries — including time, date, location and phone number — to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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 CHARGED WITH INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH TO BE SENTENCED NEXT WEEK

first_imgThe man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen has had his case adjourned until next week for sentence.Shaun Kelly appearing at an earlier court sitting. Pic copyright North West Newspics.Shaun Kelly, 25, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today where he was due to be sentenced. Kelly, from Hill Road, Buncrana, pleaded guilty at the last sitting of the same court in July.The state said that it had been agreed to put the case back until next Thursday, December 18th.Barrister for Kelly, Mr Peter Nolan agreed.The case had been adjourned by Judge O’Hagan last July for sentencing today.He had then asked each family to provide a victim impact statement which are scheduled to be presented at today’s court sitting.He also asked each family to nominate one family member to read out that report at today’s hearing.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.MAN CHARGED WITH INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH TO BE SENTENCED NEXT WEEK was last modified: December 9th, 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:buncranadangerous drivingdonegalShaun Kellylast_img read more

DONEGAL ATHLETES PERFORM BRILLIANTLY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: There was plenty of joy despite the miserable weather at times Sunday for the senior champs of Ireland at Santry. It all began to come together for the Valley contingent right from the off. Tori Pena left her training base Phoenix where it was 45 degrees to encounter a cold wet morning in Dublin anyhow came into the competition at 4m went clear then clear 4,15 m and it was win at that stage and with thoughts of Amsterdam clearly in her head it was time to wrap it up.Job done – at the other end of stadium Sommer Lecky at 16 yrs old was going for gold in the high going clear at each height over at 1.71m title won a remarkable a noteworthy achievement for the young Castlederg girl first Tyrone female in the history of the sport to win a senior title now that’s a nice tag.On an occasion such as this u reflect on her first day coming to Finn Valley 8 yrs old for school sports winning 60m race accompanied by her DAD.John Kelly hit 15.25 to claim silver in the shot behind Sean Breathnach ,Galway and returns to competition this upcoming weekend in u 23 champs in which he plans to win a title. Arlene Crossan had qualified Saturday for 400mH and now it was time to do the business .Any attempt to win the title was gone early on as she executed the opening 20m poorly but did drive hard over final 150 to catch many and claim silver with a battling 150m the finish line popping up too soon really but great credit to Kelly Mc Grory, Tirconnaill on her first title back after an injury and ran an aggressive run.Two Donegal athletes were racing for the line in the 800m Mark English successfully defending the title and Karl Griffin an encouraging 3rd and bound now for Europeans. DONEGAL ATHLETES PERFORM BRILLIANTLY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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:finn valleyNational Championshipsnewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

Swapping Mourinho for Zidane would NOT fix ‘clueless’ Man United

first_img 2 2 It is claimed Mourinho is now fearing for his job amid speculation the club have already approached Zidane to replace him in the Old Trafford dugout.But Saha says even the former Real Madrid boss, who claimed three straight Champions League titles in charge at the Bernabeu, would struggle to turn around the form of the current United team – who he says have looked clueless going forward at times this term.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams, the Frenchman said: “You expect a lot from the manager. It’s been really difficult this year, more than the others.“Defensive football has always been Mourinho’s strength, but offensively they don’t seem to have a clue right now. It’s a pity.“A question has definitely been raised. I’m not the one to answer because now I’m only a fan, but of course we all expect more from everybody, the players and the staff.“How long will he stay? It’s up to the results. When you see the team playing this way, any club in the world with this size and this history, you have a lot of pressure and you have to find a solution pretty quickly and I hope they do it.“But with this team, whatever manager is going to come is going to have the same issue.“It’s a lot of work for whoever comes. Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford is shrouded with uncertainty Zinedine Zidane won nine trophies in two-and-a-half years as Real Madrid manager center_img ‘Take away Mourinho and look at the players. Are they good enough to challenge for top 4? No!’Swapping Jose Mourinho for Zinedine Zidane would NOT improve the fortunes of #MUFC, according to Ally McCoist! Agree? 🤔[🎥 w/ https://t.co/gCPtsiLjeK] pic.twitter.com/f1PMn2e5a9— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 1, 2018Listen back to Louis Saha on talkSPORT IN FULL above! Sacking Jose Mourinho and bringing in Zinedine Zidane as his replacement would NOT fix the problems at Manchester United, according to former Red Devils striker Louis Saha.The pressure on Mourinho is mounting after United’s poor start to the season continued with a disastrous 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday.The Portuguese has now overseen the club’s worst start to a season in 29 years.United have ten points from seven games, the same as in the 2013/14 season under David Moyes, but currently have a lesser goal different than the team which played under the ill-fated Scot. “Zidane? He would want to pick a big team with big players, at Real Madrid he had a team of Galacticos – but it’s a different set up at Manchester United.“He would have a lot of coaching to do, more than just management.”Ally McCoist agreed with the former United star, and argued that bringing in Zidane would NOT change the fortunes of the Man United team.“You have to look at the players,” the former Scotland striker said on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Take away the manager entirely and look at the group of players – are they capable of top four? No!“I don’t think they are as strong defensively as any of the top teams in the league, and that’s their biggest problem.”last_img read more

Confederations Cup: Proline confident ahead of CAF debut

first_imgProline will be playing their first-ever CAF game. (PHOTOS/File)CAF Confederations Cup Proline FC vs Masters SecurityStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 10-08-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – Proline FC will host Masters Security in the first leg of the CAF Confederations cup preliminary round.Proline are representing Uganda at the competition after winning the 2019 Uganda Cup, defeating Bright Stars on penalties in the final.It is their debut in continental football but according to their head coach Shafick Bisaso, they are not fazed by the occasion.“We have prepared well, it is a big game for all of us as coaches and players but we are going to try and win it, noted Bisaso ahead of the game.“We also want to keep a clean sheet at our home so that we are better placed to get the job done in the second leg.Proline have made proper preparations going into the game, taking part in two tournaments.Initially, they participated in the CECAFA Kagame cup 2019 in Rwanda where they were eliminated at the group stages.On the return home, the played their first game in the Pilsner Super 8, losing 0-1 to Vipers SC at Lugogo.It may not have been the best of preparation in terms of results for Bisaso’s side, but one which is fitting ahead of the Continental game.“The games we have played in the build-up to this fixture have helped us immensely, noted Proline captain Mustafa Muguzi.“We played three teams in CECAFA and the Vipers, all of whom are good sides and we feel they have helped us move onto another level from where we were before.Mujuzi (left) claims Proline have made good preparations.Mujuzi is one of the players expected to lift Proline that is if they are to reach the next stage.He was with the Uganda Cranes CHAN 2020 qualifiers team that eliminated Somalia and will be hoping that that experience is installed into the team on Saturday.Team newsProline enters into the game depleted up front with three of their strikers missing.New signings Hamis Diego Kizza and Alfred Leku have not yet been cleared to take part.Ibrahim Bonyo who top-scored in the 2018/19 Big League has also encountered issues with his passport and will most definitely not feature.Allan Egaku and Sula Ssekamwa who got injured in the Pilsner Super 8 game last weekMasters Security are taking part in their second Confederations Cup engagement.Their first came last year and it ended instantly as they were eliminated in the preliminary round, losing 5-0 to Petro de Luanda of Angola.Proline projected Starting XIHassan Matovu (gk), Sakka Mpima, Mustafa Mujuzi, Bernard Muwanga, Yussuf Mukisa, Sam Kintu, Ibrahim Wamanah, Begesa James, Hakim Kiwanuka, Bright Anukani, Ivan Bogere.Comments Tags: CAF Confederations CupMasters SecurityMustafa Mujuziproline fcShafick Bisasolast_img read more

Cholera: SA ‘won’t reject Zimbabweans’

first_img28 November 2008South Africa has undertaken to help to Zimbabweans who cross the border seeking treatment following an outbreak of cholera in both countries.Briefing journalists in Pretoria on Wednesday, Health Minister Barbara Hogan said that while South Africa was under pressure to respond to its own health problems, the country was obliged to assist its neighbour.“We will not look down on people suffering in Zimbabwe,” Hogan said. “These are people who need our help … Under no circumstance would we want to stop people who are sick and in need of treatment from entering the country.”South Africa’s health system could cope with the extra burden, the minister added. “I do not think the scale of the problem is large enough to stretch our resources.”Zimbabweans crossing the border for treatment would not be considered illegal, Hogan said, as they were neighbours and part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).South Africa has partnered with Doctors without Borders to ensure that supplies such as water treatment tablets, treatment tents, latex gloves, body bags, IV sets and other products not available in Zimbabwe are sourced.As of 26 November, 8 887 suspected cholera cases and 366 deaths had been reported in Zimbabwe.South Africa’s Limpopo provincial health department has reported an increase in the number of acute diarrhoea cases since 15 November, with one death occurring on 16 November.Other affected provinces in South Africa are Gauteng, with nine cases and six suspected cases of cholera, KwaZulu-Natal with one confirmed case, Mpumalanga with one suspected case, and the Western Cape with one suspected case.South Africa’s health department deployed its national and provincial outbreak response teams in Musina on 17 November.Three treatment tents had been set up, staffed and stocked to deal with the outbreak, and additional doctors, nurses, epidemiologist and public health specialists had been sent to the border town.“Structures are in place and functional additional supplies are being provided, education and communication material is being distributed, treatment centres have been established, and potable water is being provided in some areas,” Hogan said.She noted that there should also be a focus on helping Zimbabweans to access clean water and repair sanitation plants.Travellers to and from the Beitbridge area who suspect that they have contracted cholera should note that, after prevention, the best control measures were early detection and effective treatment of the disease.“Recognition of the ‘rice water stools’ of a suspected cholera case is very important,” Hogan said.“Cholera should be suspected when any person develops a sudden onset of three or more watery stools after being in an area where there is an outbreak of cholera, or … develops severe dehydration from acute watery diarrhoea (usually with vomiting).”Where cholera is suspected, patients are urged to drink oral rehydration solution – which can be made by adding 8 teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt to one litre of safe water – and to seek medical help immediately.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA’s R9bn jobs fund open for business

first_imgPaul Kibuuka, who heads the DBSA’s development fund, said the fund aimed to create 150 000 jobs over three years, adding that each job funded should last for at least one year. South Africa’s R9-billion Jobs Fund, which aims to help the government create 150 000 jobs over the next three years, is now accepting applications from companies and non-governmental organisations with innovative job-creation projects. Enterprise development includes assistance to local procurement, marketing support, equipment upgrading or enterprise franchising. He said the fund aimed to target between 1 000 and 2 000 projects. These would either be in the form of matching grants, or grants where companies and organisations had committed a portion of funding to the respective project. He said the team had been given directives to process application timeously. The technical team, which processes applications, would meet weekly and the investment team, which makes the final selection, would meet monthly. Local infrastructure development included the funding of light manufacturing zones and communication links to market goods, he said. The fund will run for three years and is administered by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Source: BuaNews Business Trust CEO Brian Whittaker, who has been chosen as the fund’s vice-chair, said the fund was a bold new initiative that would release a degree of creativity on tackling unemployment. 8 June 2011 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told a media briefing before his Budget Vote in Parliament in Cape Town this week that the aim was to give out R2-billion in grants this financial year to those in the private sector. Gordhan said the fund would target four areas, namely enterprise development, local infrastructure development, support for work seekers and institutional capacity building. The fund’s investment committee will be chaired by DBSA deputy-chairperson Frans Baleni, who said that investment would target poor and rural regions. The success of the jobs fund depended on strong co-operation between the private sector and the government, he said. Gordhan said his department chose the DBSA to administer the fund because of the development bank’s footprint – which covers over 200 municipalities across the country and its experience in funding community development projects. The National Treasury will continue to monitor and assess the performance and sustainability of projects funded through the initiative and all projects must be run for at least three to five years. Job creation possibilities The closing date for the first round of applications is July 31 and a large portion of applications will be processed electronically. Those interested, as well as applicants, can contact the Jobs Fund on 086 100 3272 or visit www.jobsfund.org.za. “We are expected to submit bi-monthly reports to the shareholder (the National Treasury), so there would be no time to relax,” he said. Support for work seekers would include setting up networks and projects that can provide training and career guidance, while improving institutional capacity would include funding internships and mentorship programmes. ‘A bold new initiative’ Gordhan said the level of urgency around the country’s high level of unemployment meant that the country required a new energy and infusion in the job creation process. The fund is targeted at established companies with a good track record and that plan to expand existing programmes or pilot innovative approaches to employment creation, with a special focus on opportunities for young people. These include the Small Enterprise Development Agency for business support; Khula, the National Empowerment Fund, the South African Micro-Finance Apex Fund and the Industrial Development Corporation for small business funding; and the Technology Innovation Agency for innovation funding. “There’s an opportunity here to do something innovative and that’s what excites me,” he said. He said the fund would not compete with other government initiatives, but rather complement them: “One hopes that this will inspire new forms of innovation, new forms of creativity and open new areas of job creation possibilities,” he said. Financial assistance for small or micro businesses is not covered through this fund, as the government has other programmes to assist entrepreneurs. Four target funding areaslast_img read more

West Nile Virus confirmed in Ohio horses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed the first two positive cases this year of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses. A horse in Stark County confirmed with WNV was vaccinated once in the spring but did not receive a booster. The second horse’s county of origin and vaccination history are not yet known. The spread of WNV in horses is preventable with proper vaccination and horse owners are urged to ensure their animal’s vaccine and boosters are up to date.West Nile Virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Clinical signs for WNV include flulike symptoms, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed. Changes in mentality, drowsiness, driving or pushing forward (often without control), and asymmetrical weakness may be observed. The mortality rate from WNV can be as high as 30% to 40% in horses. Infection with WNV does not always lead to signs of illness in people or animals. WNV is endemic in the United States and Ohio has reported positive cases in horses each of the last few years.These WNV cases follow the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s report of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in an Ashtabula County horse on August 29. Since then, two additional horses have been confirmed with EEE, one each in Geauga and Portage counties.“West Nile Virus and eastern equine encephalitis are serious diseases that can be prevented with proper vaccination,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. “I encourage all owners to work with their local vet to keep their animals healthy.”In addition to vaccinations, horse owners also should work to reduce the mosquito population and eliminate possible breeding areas. Recommendations include: removing stagnant water sources; keeping animals inside during the bugs’ feeding times, which are typically early in the morning and evening; and using mosquito repellents.Because WNV and EEE can also be transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes, animals diagnosed with these diseases are a sign that people should also take steps to guard themselves against mosquitoes by applying repellent and wearing protective clothing. Both diseases are very rare in humans, and only a few cases are reported in the United States each year. There are no confirmed human cases associated with any of these equine cases in Ohio.The Ohio Department of Agriculture is working with the Ohio Department of Health and local health officials to monitor both outbreaks. Suspect horse cases should be reported to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Citizens who are concerned about an illness should contact their physician.last_img read more

The Something Wrong

first_imgThere is nothing wrong with nurturing relationships. There is nothing wrong with creating value before claiming any value. Both of these are core principles of good selling (and good human relationships)But there is something wrong with not believing that you can create enough value during a 20-minute meeting to be able to ask for that meeting without first connecting on social selling, without first developing a relationship, and without believing that you have already proven you can create value. There is something wrong with lacking that confidence.There is something wrong with a strategy that relies on your waiting for your prospect to raise their hand and tell you that they are ready to engage. There is something wrong with engaging without asking; it reeks of fear, and lacks confidence. There is something wrong with passivity when it comes to prospecting. Too much time is lost, and too many opportunities are lost too.There is something wrong with preferring one form of prospecting over all other forms and limiting your approach to that single activity. There is something wrong with ignoring other approaches and methods, and using only the methods that you are comfortable with, avoiding the personal growth and development opportunities found in the discomfort of doing what you fear.The something wrong is a failure to face your fears. The something wrong is a lack of confidence. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more