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“Cobra” facing fresh trial at High Court next week

first_imgFive years after he was found guilty and was sentenced to 78 years’ imprisonment, Tyrone Rowe, called “Cobra”, is being tried at the Demerara High Court after the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction earlier this year. His trial will begin next Monday before Justice Sandil Kissoon and a 12-member jury.The panel was selected on Thursday following Rowe entering a not-guilty plea after the State presented the murder indictment, accusing him of Troy Collymore’s August 2010 murder.Collymore died two days after he was shot following a robbery at a pharmacy at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The accused is being represented by Attorney George Thomas while State Counsels Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt are prosecuting the case.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Carpenter dies in Houston accident

first_imgA West Bank Demerara (WBD) man is now dead after he was struck down late Friday evening while crossing the public road at Houston, Greater Georgetown. The accident occurred sometime around 23:00h.Dead is Ryan Ragubir, 42, of Lot 13 Nismes Old Road, WBD. Ragubir worked as a carpenter at the Gafoors Houston Complex.Dead: Ryan RagubirAccording to reports, after work on Friday, the father of one along with four other co-workers went to a nearby shop where they consumed alcohol. Later, the men left the shop and attempted to cross over to the other side of the East Bank Highway.At the same time, a car that was proceeding north on the western carriageway struck Ragubir, who was walking behind two of his co-workers. He was picked up by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in an ambulance and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He reportedly sustained a broken neck.Speaking with this newspaper, the man’s sister, Nalini, related that she last saw her brother Friday morning before he left for work and that they were only informed about this death Saturday morning after one of his co-workers went to their home with the tragic news.At the time this newspaper contacted the woman, she was waiting at the Ruimveldt Police Station to talk to the Police and was not sure about what had transpired. However, she noted that based on her conversation with the driver of the car, HB 8532, he noticed the men crossing too late and attempted to swerve from hitting them but struck Ragubir, who was walking at the back.The car at the Ruimveldt Police StationMeanwhile, one of the co-workers, who was present when the accident occurred, explained that the road was clear when they left the western carriageway to cross over to the eastern side. He recalled that he and another co-worker were in front talking as they were crossing while Ragubir was right behind.The co-worker added that he and the other man had already crossed the median and were on the eastern carriageway when he heard the impact and upon turning around, he did not see Ragubir. The man had fallen onto the bonnet of the car and was rendered unconscious.Ragubir leaves to mourn a six-year-old son, siblings and other family.The driver of the car has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

A.V. social club offers variety of activities

first_imgTired of nightclubs and dances with the same old bands or DJs? Eat out at only average restaurants? Boring house parties with predictable discussions? J&J Social and Travel Club, an adult social club for singles and couples ages 35 and up with approximately 900 people who have become members since its inception, provides a variety of exciting and diverse things to do and places to go in the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. Membership dues for 12 months paid annually are $34.75 for singles or $59.75 for couples (living at the same address). A lifetime membership is $79.75 for singles or $129.75 for couples. All members receive the J&J Social and Travel Club monthly newsletter, lowered fees for all club functions (excluding eat-outs) and a 5 percent discount on all club out-of-town trips. For more information, call Jack or Joanne at (661) 267-2586. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sharon Cotal is an editorial assistant for valleynews.com in the Santa Clarita Valley. She posted this story May 2 on the Antelope Valley hub on valleynews.com.last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

‘Liverpool, sign Rodriguez – you know you want to!’

first_img Jay Rodriguez 1 Liverpool were dealt a blow as Loic Remy’s proposed transfer from Queens Park Rangers fell through.The French forward was due to sign in a £8.5million deal and had even flown to America to complete the move.Unfortunately for the Reds it has now been reported the switch will not take place after Remy failed a medical.But never fear, the club’s fans on Twitter immediately knew who manager Brendan Rodgers was likely to target instead – Southampton star Jay Rodriguez…last_img read more


January 6, 2020 0

Aussie media slams England ‘tourists masquerading as cricketers’

first_img0Shares0000England’s Jonny Bairstow (L) walks off as Australian players celebrate after defeating England on the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide © AFP/File / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Dec 11 – England were dismissed as “tourists masquerading as cricketers” by Australia’s media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.Duckett was slapped with a reported £1,500 ($2,000) fine and will play no further part in the remaining England Lions matches following the late-night bar prank in Perth on Thursday. It plunged their already difficult tour into another crisis after wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow headbutted Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar during the tourists’ first night in Australia.That followed star all-rounder Ben Stokes being suspended from the Ashes campaign after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September that led to police investigations.England have so far lost the opening two Tests and have their work cut out in the third this week at Perth’s WACA Ground, where they have not beaten Australia since 1978.“These English Contiki tourists masquerading as cricketers are about to seal their places in Ashes infamy,” Sydney Daily Telegraph said on its back page.Contiki is a tour company that caters for younger travellers and has earned a reputation for attracting the booze-filled party crowd.The Telegraph stuck the knife in further with a blazing headline “Perthetic”, adding: “Tour degenerates into farce as rudderless Poms face whitewash.”The Sydney Morning Herald also jumped on the bandwagon, screaming “Teetering on the drink” on its back page in a story that said their Ashes campaign was “again in disarray”.“It is the third time in four months that England’s preparations have been derailed by an alcohol-fuelled incident,” it wrote.– Drinking culture –Earlier in the tour, England cricket chief Andrew Strauss insisted there was no drinking culture in the team, but he still slapped a midnight curfew on the Ashes tour.The Duckett incident happened on the first night that the curfew had been relaxed.The Australian newspaper spared England some of the more strident criticism dished out by other media, and instead ran a story highlighting the drinking on England’s 1986-87 tour to Australia.That side featured the likes of Ian Botham, Allan Lamb and David Gower, who enjoyed a tipple, but they still won the series, and without a curfew.“Mike Gatting’s squad got the job done, winning 2-1 against Allan Border’s side while burning the candle at both ends,” the newspaper said, suggesting that currently England “do not have the troops to hang onto the Ashes urn”.While Australia’s media made the most of England’s problems, coach Darren Lehmann played a much straighter bat on Sunday, saying the alcohol-fuelled indiscretions were no laughing matter.“I’ve been through all that, so no, I don’t have a chuckle at that,” he told reporters.“You have those situations at various stages throughout your career. It’s not funny.“It’s a case of actually making sure you’re trying the best you can to get your side prepared. For me, I don’t have a chuckle at any of that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


January 6, 2020 0

Jack Grealish returns to Aston Villa first-team

first_imgAston Villa starlet Jack Grealish has returned to the first-team squad, manager Remi Garde has confirmed.The talented 20-year-old was forced to train with the youth side after being pictured in a nightclub following a 4-0 defeat to Everton last month.Garde called his actions “not of a professional standard” and the midfielder missed the defeat to Watford and the draw with Southampton over the past two weekends as a result.But Garde has now revealed his punishment over.Speaking to AVTV, the Frenchman said: “Jack is back with the group now. I am pleased to have him back because he’s an important player for the group.“I am also pleased regarding how Jack trained over the past two weeks with the under-21s. Jack is back. I am happy for that – and for the team.”Grealish played all 90 minutes in the under-21s’ 2-1 win over Derby on Monday and is now back training with the first-team squad ahead of the bottom club’s home clash with Garde’s old club Arsenal this weekend. 1 Jack Grealish last_img read more


December 30, 2019 0

Favorite songs refresh aging minds

first_imgPenny Roberts scanned the activities room at Sherman Oaks Health & Rehab Center on Wednesday morning looking for Marilyn. She found her slumped in her wheelchair, head down, eyes closed and completely oblivious to the 30 other seniors, and the program going on around her. “Hi, Marilyn. It’s me, Penny,” the music therapist said, kneeling in front of Marilyn’s wheelchair. A quizzical look spread across the face of the 89-year-old woman suffering from dementia, then a slow smile of recognition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2She couldn’t remember her 89th birthday had been Tuesday, or that her family had come to celebrate with her. She couldn’t remember how long she had lived here or what she had for breakfast that morning. But when Penny started strumming her guitar in Marilyn’s room a few minutes later, the birthday girl could remember almost every word to the song her mother sang to her 80 years ago when she was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn – “You Are My Sunshine.” Before Wednesday was over, Penny Roberts and her guitar would make five more stops like this one, using music to kindle the light that still burns inside her Alzheimer’s patients, including one man who wants to sing only Bob Marley and Three Dog Night songs. She is one of two full-time music therapists, along with a team of student intern volunteers majoring in music therapy at California State University, Northridge, who visit dozens of Alzheimer’s patients every week for VITAS Hospice Care in Encino. Penny knows each of her seniors’ life stories and favorite songs. She knows their children and grandchildren. She knows their doctors and therapists. And after each song is sung – while they are still smiling and as sharp as they are ever going to be – she gently prods them with questions about how they are feeling, is there anything they need or want to tell her, anything that hurts. Before her seniors retreat into their private worlds again, she will start playing another of their favorite songs to sing along with, filing away in her memory what they have said so she can add it to their medical charts later. What doctors, therapists and even family members might have trouble getting out of an Alzheimer’s patient, an old, favorite song can. “Marilyn may not be able to finish a sentence, but she can sing the words to `Tennessee Waltz’ with me,” Penny said. “It’s a great sense of pride for her to remember these songs.” Music therapy isn’t new. It began after World War I when community musicians went to veterans hospitals to play for thousands of vets suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the war. The vets responded to the music, and by the 1950s colleges were offering music therapy degree programs to train musicians in dealing with developmentally disabled people and dementia patients. As she finishes singing “You Are My Sunshine,” Marilyn reaches out and touches Penny’s knee, laughing. “I got all the words right, isn’t that something?” she said. Then Marilyn talked about growing up in Brooklyn and cooking for her brothers and sisters while her mother worked. “I kept the home fires burning,” she said. “It’s nice here, but it’s not like home. It’s all different now.” Penny nodded and quickly picked up her guitar. Marilyn was going away again. “How about this one?” she said, starting to sing and play “A Bicycle Built For Two.” Marilyn, whose family doesn’t want her last name used, sang with Penny and then told her about the boy she rode a bicycle built for two with back in Brooklyn. “He wouldn’t let me pedal, I don’t know why,” she said, laughing. Half an hour later, Penny pushed Marilyn in her wheelchair to the dining room for lunch. “I hope it was a good day for you,” the music therapist said. “It was a lovely day,” Marilyn said, squeezing her hand. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

December 27, 2019 0

Aubameyang and Ramsey both out? Predicted Arsenal line-up for Qarabag clash

first_imgPredicted line-up: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Holding, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Elneny, Guendouzi; Welbeck, Ozil, Iwobi; Lacazette 2 Unai Emery fielded a relatively strong line-up for the visit of Vorskla to the Emirates last month, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all starting.The former PSG and Sevilla boss is again expected to name a strong team against Qarabag, though Mkhitaryan, the forward, will definitely miss the clash.Qarabag vs Arsenal is LIVE on talkSPORT 2! Click here for full commentary of the Europa League clash, kick-off 17:55Mkhitaryan has not travelled for the match due to continuing tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia, having previously not played in the country while representing Borussia Dortmund.Petr Cech is also a confirmed absentee, having picked up an injury during Arsenal’s defeat of Watford on Saturday, while Emery revealed in his pre-match press conference that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey will both miss the clash; the former is suffering from illness and the latter is staying in London as his wife is expecting to give birth.But how will the Gunners line-up against Qarabag? talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal XI can be seen below… 2center_img Arsenal made light work of Vorskla on matchday one Arsenal have made the long, long trip to Baku to take on Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag in their second match of the 2018/19 Europa League.The Gunners won their European opener last month against Vorskla – thrashing the Ukrainians 4-2 – and they can move one step closer to the knockout rounds if they claim another three points at the Baku Olympic Stadium.last_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

JOB VACANCY: POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW HEAD CHEF

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Donegal’s most popular bar and restaurants are looking to recruit a new ‘Head Chef’ to become part of their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team.Management at the Singing Pub, Downings are looking for an experienced and ambitious candidate to help propel them forward. The business is very well established across Donegal and is renowned for its high standard of food and outstanding customer service.They have a unique premises and the business has huge potential and management have ambitious plans for the future.JOB RESPONSIBILITES:Successful candidate needs to possess vast experience and who can bring something new to the kitchen.Candidate needs to be ambitious and being able to drive is necessary.Responsible for running the kitchen including ordering, waste management, staff rotas etc.Hardworking, honest, reliable and diligent.Management are offering a very attractive package for the right candidate. If you’re interested then send your CV now to magsdoc@eircom.netJOB VACANCY: POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW HEAD CHEF was last modified: September 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:jobsnewslast_img read more


December 22, 2019 0

Ohio hemp laws have been proposed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Kirk Hall and Ellen Essman, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural & Resource Law ProgramOhio’s newly created hemp program is one step further toward getting off the ground. On Oct. 9, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) released its anxiously awaited proposal of the rules that will regulate hemp production in Ohio. ODA seeks public comments on the proposed regulations until Oct. 30, 2019.There are two parts to the rules package: one rule for hemp cultivation and another for hemp processing. Here’s an overview of the components of each rule:Hemp cultivationThe first rule addresses the “cultivation” of hemp, which means “to plant, water, grow, fertilize, till or harvest a plant or crop.” Cultivating also includes “possessing or storing a plant or cop on a premises where the plant was cultivated until transported to the first point of sale.” The proposal lays out the following regulatory process for those who wish to cultivate hemp in Ohio. Cultivation licensesAnyone who wants to grow hemp must receive a hemp cultivation license from the ODA. Licenses are valid for three years. To obtain a license, the would-be hemp cultivator must submit an application during the application window, which will be between Nov. 1 and March 31. The application requires the applicant to provide personal information about the applicant, and if the applicant is a business, information about who is authorized to sign on behalf of the business, who will be primarily responsible for hemp operations and the identity of those having a financial interest greater than ten percent in the entity. The cultivation license application will also seek information about each location where hemp will be grown, including the GPS coordinates, physical address, number of outdoor acres or indoor square footage, and maps of each field, greenhouse, building or storage facility where hemp will grow or be stored. Cultivators must pay a license application fee of $100, and once licensed, an additional license fee of $500 for each growing location, which the rule defines as “a contiguous land area or single building in which hemp is grown or planned to be grown.” All applicants and anyone with a controlling interest in the hemp cultivation business must also submit to a criminal records check by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation. Land use restrictionsThe proposed rules state that a licensed hemp cultivator shall not:Plant or grow cannabis that is not hemp.Plant or grow hemp on any site not approved by the ODA.Plant, grow, handle or store hemp in or within 100 feet of a residential structure or 500 feet of a school or public park, unless for approved research.Co-mingle hemp with other crops without prior approval from ODA.Plant or grow hemp outdoors on less than one-quarter acre, indoors on less than 1,000 square feet, or in a quantity of less than 1,000 plants without prior approval from ODA.Plant or grow hemp within half a mile of a parcel licensed for medical marijuana cultivation.Plant or grow hemp on property that the license holder does not own or lease. Hemp harvestingLicensed growers would be required to submit a report to ODA at least 15 days before their intended harvest date and pay a pre-harvest sample fee of $150. ODA then has to sample the hemp for THC content, and only if approved can a cultivator harvest the crop, which in most cases must occur within 15 days after the sample is taken. Failing to harvest within the 15-day window might require a secondary sampling and sampling fee. A cultivator would be required to have a hemp release form from ODA before moving any harvested materials beyond the storage facility. Random samplingThe proposed rules also allow for random sampling of hemp by ODA and provide details on how ODA will conduct the sampling and charge sampling fees. Any cultivator is subject to random sampling in each location where hemp has been cultivated. ODA will report testing results that exceed 0.3 THC to the cultivator, who may request a second sample. A cultivator must follow procedures for destroying any leaf, seed, or floral material from plants that exceed 0.3 THC and any material that was co-mingled with the 0.3 THC materials, but may harvest bare hemp stalks for fiber. Destruction of hempUnder the proposed regulations, a license holder must submit a destruction report before destroying hemp and ODA must be present to witness the destruction. The proposed rules also authorize ODA to destroy a crop that was ordered destroyed, abandoned, or otherwise not harvested and assess the costs against the licensee. Reporting and recordkeepingRecords are also important in the proposed rules. Licensed cultivators must submit a planting report on an ODA form for each growing location by July 1 or within 15 days of planting or replanting, which shall include the crop’s location, number of acres or square footage, variety name, and primary intended use. The rule would also require licensees to submit a completed production report by December 31 of each year. A licensee that fails to submit the required reports would be subject to penalties and fines. Cultivators must maintain planting, harvest, destruction and production reports for three years. Control of volunteer plantsA licensee must scout and monitor unused fields for volunteer hemp plants and destroy the plants for a period of three years past the last date of reported planting. Failing to do so can result in enforcement action or destruction of the plants by ODA with costs assessed to the licensee. Pesticide and fertilizer useThe laws and rules that apply to other crops will also apply to hemp, except that when using a pesticide on a site where hemp will be planted, the cultivator must comply with the longest of any planting restriction interval on the product label. ODA may perform pesticide testing randomly, and any hemp seeds, plants and materials that exceed federal pesticide residue tolerances will be subject to forfeiture or destruction without compensation. Prohibited varietiesThe proposed rule states that licensed cultivators cannot use any part of a hemp plant that ODA has listed as a prohibited variety of hemp on its website. Clone and seed productionSpecial rules apply to hemp cultivators who plan to produce clones, cuttings, propagules, and seed for propagation purposes. The cultivator can only sell the seeds or plants to other licensed cultivators and must maintain records on the variety, strain and certificate of analysis for the “mother plants.” The licensee need not submit a harvest report, but must keep sales records for three years of the purchaser, date of sale, and variety and number of plants or seeds purchased. Cultivation researchUniversities may research hemp cultivation without a license but private and non-profit entities that want to conduct research must have a cultivation license. Cultivation research licensees would be exempt from many parts of the proposed rules, but must not sell or transfer any part of the plants and must destroy the plants when the research ends. EnforcementThe proposed rule grants authority to the ODA to deny, suspend or revoke cultivation licenses for those who’ve provide false or misleading information, haven’t completed a background check, plead guilty to a felony relating to controlled substances within the past 10 years, or violated the hemp laws and rules three or more times in a five-year period. Hemp processingThe proposed rules package by ODA also addresses processing, which the rule defines as “converting hemp into a hemp product” but does not include on-farm drying or dehydrating of raw hemp materials by a licensed hemp cultivator for sale directly to a licensed hemp processor. Because of this definition, many farmers who want only to grow and dry hemp would need only a cultivation license. Growers who want to process their licensed hemp into CBD oil or other products, however, must also obtain a processing license. The processing rules follow a similar pattern to their cultivation counterpart, as follows. Processing licensesIn addition to submitting the same personal, business and location information as a cultivation license requires, a hemp processing license application must list the types of hemp products that the processor plans to produce. An “extraction operational plan” including safety measures and guidelines is required for processors who want to extract CBD from hemp to produce their product, and an applicant must indicate compliance with all building, fire, safety and zoning requirements. The amount of the license fee depends on what part of the hemp plant the processor plans to process. Processing raw hemp fiber, for example, requires a $500 license fee for each processing site, whereas processing the raw floral component of hemp requires a $3000 fee for each site. Like the cultivation license, a processing license is valid for three years. Applicants and those with a controlling interest in the business must submit to a background check. Land use restrictionsThe proposed regulations would prevent a licensed processor from:Processing or storing any cannabis that is not hemp.Processing or storing hemp or hemp products on any site not approved by ODA.Processing, handling, or storing hemp or hemp products in or adjacent to a personal residence or in any structure used for residential use or on land zoned for residential use.Processing hemp within 500 feet of a school or public park, except for approved research. Financial responsibilityA licensed processor must meet standards of financial responsibility, which require having current assets at least $10,000 or five percent of the total purchase of raw hemp materials in the previous calendar year, whichever is greater, and possessing a surety bond. Inspection and samplingAs with cultivation licensees, hemp processing licensees would be subject to inspection and sampling by ODA under the proposed rule. Food safety regulationsThe proposed rule requires hemp processes to comply with federal and state food safety regulations. Sources and extraction of cannabinoids (CBD)A processor who wants to extract or sell CBD products must obtain the materials from a licensed or approved cultivator or processor in Ohio or another state with hemp cultivation licenses. The regulation outlines components of the extraction operational plan that a processor must submit with the processing application, as well as acceptable extraction methods and required training. Product testingA hemp processor must test hemp products at an accredited testing laboratory before selling the products. The proposed rule describes the testing procedures, which address microbial contaminants, cannabinoid potency, mycotoxins, heavy metals, pesticide and fertilizer residue and residual solvents. There are testing exemptions, however, for hemp used exclusively for fiber, derived exclusively from hemp seed and hemp extracts. The testing laboratory must create a certificate of analysis for each batch or lot of the tested hemp product. Processor waste disposalUnder the proposed rule, a licensed processor must follow procedures for proper disposal of hemp byproducts and waste and must maintain disposal records. Product labelingLabeling requirements are also proposed in the rule. A processor must label all hemp products except for those made exclusively from hemp fiber as outlined in the rule and in compliance with federal law and other existing Ohio regulations for standards of identify and food coloring. RecordkeepingAs we’d expect, the proposal states that hemp processors must maintain records for five years that relate to the purchase of raw, unprocessed plant materials, the purchase or use of extracted cannabinoids, and the extraction process. Prohibited productsFinally, the proposed rules include a list of hemp products that cannot be offered for sale, which includes hemp products with over 0.3 percent THC by dry weight basis, hemp products which laboratory testing determines do not meet standards of identity or that exceed the amount of mytoxins, heavy metals, or pesticides allowed, and any hemp products produced illegally. What’s next for the hemp rules?Keep in mind that these rules are not yet set in stone; they are a simply a proposal for hemp licensing rules in Ohio. Those interested in cultivating or processing hemp in the future should read the draft rules carefully. Anyone can submit comments on the proposed rules. Your comments could affect what the final hemp rules require for hemp cultivators and processors. After ODA reviews all comments, it will issue its final hemp licensing regulations.Federal law requires that after Ohio finalizes its rules, ODA must submit them to the USDA for approval. That approval won’t occur, however, until USDA completes its own hemp regulations, which are due out in proposal form any day now. Ohio’s rules will become effective once USDA approves them, hopefully in time for the 2020 planting season.last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0