NA Market stall burglarised

first_img….thousands in stocks missingA stall at the New Amsterdam Market was discovered burglarised on Thursday morning, and close to a quarter of a million dollars in stocks has been reported missing.Tamika Benjamin told this publication that that morning she went to her stall, situated aback the market in an unsecured area, and as she got there, she openedTamika Benjaminup and spent several minutes before opening the main door.The woman noted that the items which she had placed on the floor were not in the shop. She also discovered that a board was removed from the back of the business place.A board was apparently removed, and the perpetrator used a stick to pull whatever was possible.A total of $232,000 in clothing and beverages was missing. The woman explained that 27 pairs of slippers worth $40,000 were also stolen, along with a quantity of sandals valued at $87,000.In November last year, thieves had broken into Benjamin’s stall and removed $36,000 worth of goods.Benjamin has been operating her stall in the market for two years. A few years back, breakages in the New Amsterdam Market were weekly occurrences. On one occasion a beret belonging to a constable was found at a broken stall on the morning when vendors went into the market. Recently, a former constabulary officer alleged that he was told to assist with the breakage of stalls on the thirdThe hole created in the wall to remove the itemsnight of his employment. The ex-employee noted that all those in the department were a part of that activity when he worked there. Benjamin told this publication that breakages and not as frequent now. “I can’t remember when last I hear that a market stall break,” she said.last_img read more

Escaped prisoner could be in B.C.

first_imgBicknell is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. The RCMP state he has said in the past that if he encountered police, he would not be going quietly.William Wade Bicknell is described as follows:Height: 198 cm (6’6”)
Weight:  227 kg (500 lb)
Eyes : Hazel
Hair: Brown
Tattoos: full sleeves on both armsLeft:  a unicorn on left shoulder, a cobra on left arm, and a heart on chest.Right: upper arm- Semi Truck with DemonBicknell is believed to be driving a stolen 2009 grey Chevrolet Impala, Alberta Licence plate CXE 602.If you spot Bicknell, contact the closest RCMP detachment or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at Advertisement Photo:  The RCMP have provided this undated photo of William Bicknell – Advertisement -RCMP in British Columbia are warning the public to be on the look out for a prisoner who escaped from a Drumheller prison.On March 10, William Wade Bicknell, escaped while returning from Edmonton to Drumheller. Bicknell overpowered the guard after he faked an illness. The guard was then handcuffed and placed in the back of the vehicle, while Bicknell drove back to Edmonton.Bicknell then retrieved multiple firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and two bags of ammunition. After he drove to a residence in a rural area and he stole a vehicle, abandoning the guard and the corrections van.There have been unconfirmed sightings of Bicknell in Alberta and British Columbia. The RCMP have will not said where in British Columbia Bicknell may have been spotted.According to the RCMP, Bicknell is a first time federal offender serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man exposing himself on park trail in Dawson Creek

first_img“They get braver and braver, and need more risk to stimulate them.”Police believe the same man was involved in both incidents.The man is described as white, about 30 years old, and about five-feet-ten-inches tall with a medium build. He has brown hair, and was wearing plaid shorts and T-shirt.Anyone with information is asked to call police at 250-784-3700Advertisement It’s becoming a walk with a different kind of view.Dawson Creek RCMP have issued a warning to people using the local walking trail of pair of recent incidents involving a man exposing himself and masturbating to women out for a stroll.The two incidents happened between the Library and 17th Avenue, with the first occurring on June 15. Police received reports of a tall, white man sitting on a bench and reeking of pot, who exposed himself to a young woman walking by.- Advertisement -The man didn’t approach her, and the woman fled the scene. Police patrols of the area, which included the K-9 unit, failed to turn up a suspect.The second incident happened July 8, when a man surprised a pair of women walking the trail by jumping out of some bushes with his penis exposed. The women walked by, but when they looked back, found him masturbating in their direction.“A lot of times these kind of sexual offences tend to escalate,” said Sgt. Ed Reinink.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wigan chairman handed six-week ban from football-related activities

first_img Wigan chairman Dave Whelan Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has received a six-week ban from all football-related activities for his comments about Jewish and Chinese people, the Football Association has announced.Whelan accepted an aggravated misconduct charge and the 78-year-old has also been fined £50,000, warned as to his future conduct and ordered to undertake a mandatory education programme.The Latics chief made the remarks in a newspaper interview defending his decision to appoint Malky Mackay as the club’s new manager.Mackay remains the subject of an investigation into alleged racist and anti-Semitic texts sent while he was in charge of Cardiff.Whelan told The Guardian it was ”nothing” to call a Chinese person a ”chink” and stated: ”Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else.”He has seven days in which to appeal or accept the sanction, which would be suspended until after the outcome of any appeal or would begin immediately if he decides to accept the punishment.Wigan issued a statement saying that according to the full findings of the case – which have yet to be made public by the FA – the commission was satisfied that Whelan “is not a racist”.The statement read: “Wigan Athletic can confirm the findings of an independent regulatory commission following statements made by chairman Dave Whelan in the Guardian newspaper on November 20.“In summary, the FA commission concluded that: ‘We are satisfied on the evidence before us that Mr Whelan is not a racist. We are equally satisfied on the evidence before us that Mr Whelan did not intend to cause any offence by his comments. It is clear that he himself is very upset by the words he used and he moved very quickly to apologise publicly, plead guilty and begin to make amends’.”Whelan had previously indicated he would resign if the FA even suggested he was guilty of using racist language.The FA announced the findings of the case in a statement, saying: “Dave Whelan has been suspended from all football and football activity for six weeks, subject to any appeal, following an independent regulatory commission.“The Wigan Athletic chairman, who accepted the charge of improper conduct, has also been fined £50,000, warned as to his future conduct and ordered to undertake a mandatory education programme.“It was alleged Mr Whelan breached FA rule E3[1] in that comments made to the media were abusive and/or insulting and/or constituted improper conduct and/or brought the game into disrepute.“It was further alleged that this was an ‘aggravated breach’ as defined by FA rule E3[2] as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief.“The independent regulatory commission will publish full written reasons within the next 24 hours. An appeal must be lodged within seven days from receipt of the written reasons.“The sanction is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Whelan decide not to appeal.” 1last_img read more

Poll: What is worse – Fans leaving early, fans turning up late or standing on an upturned plug?

first_img1 Poll: What is worse – Fans leaving early, fans turning up late or standing on an upturned plug? Jurgen Klopp hit out at the Liverpool fans who left early during the defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Liverpool manager said he felt “pretty alone at this moment” as he suffered his first defeat in his new job.So the Drivetime team want to know what is worst – Fans leaving early, fans turning up late or standing on an upturned plug?Cast your vote below!last_img

IRL champ sets sights on future

first_imgFONTANA — Dan Wheldon needs to find a new dream. After accomplishing both of his immediate goals winning the IndyCar Series championship and taking the Indianapolis 500 crown Wheldon will have to re-evaluate his position in the racing world. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “You just have to wait and see,” he said. “I think it’s going to be announced shortly.” Car owner Michael Andretti said he envied Wheldon’s dominating season, in which he won six races and became the first driver to win both the Indy 500 and the series title. “Dan had a dream season for sure, one that I dreamt about when I was driving,” Andretti said. Foyt leaves IRL on bad note A.J. Foyt IV knew he would pack up his IRL gear for good after the race. But he didn’t know he’d be packing for a trip to the hospital, too. “You can be forgotten very quickly if you don’t continue to win,” Wheldon said after his championship celebration Sunday at California Speedway. “I’d just like to keep winning as much as I possibly can.” It’s unclear where exactly Wheldon might get his next victory. The driver is currently unsigned for next season, although he said he’d like to return to Andretti Green Racing, which has won the last two championships. center_img Foyt, who is leaving the IRL to try his hand in NASCAR’s Busch Series, was carried from the track on a stretcher after slamming into the Turn 2 wall and required an ambulance trip to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The driver initially complained of knee pain and was given a CAT scan at the hospital. But Foyt was released by the time the race ended. Wrecks were a familiar sight in Foyt’s IRL career. He failed to finish six events this season. A little shuteye? After an exhausting week of running around Hollywood, Danica Patrick didn’t mind hopping in her car a little early. Patrick had her helmet on a full 15 minutes before the drivers started their engines. “I figure it’s not the worst thing in the world to sit here and relax for a few minutes,” Patrick said on her team radio. “We’ll leave you alone; take a little nap,” one of her crew members said. “That’s a little too alone,” Patrick replied. I can’t see a thing Bryan Herta’s car was just starting to get good at lap 50, when the driver of the No. 7 car suddenly couldn’t see a thing. The visor on Herta’s helmet flipped up, blasting Herta’s face with the wind’s full force and moving the rest of the helmet up his head. Herta’s car slowed while the driver tried to regain his visor and sight, and other drivers barely dodged a possible wreck. “My visor blew so far up, I couldn’t feel it,” Herta said on his team radio. “I couldn’t see anything.” To make matters worse, Herta was left without any more tear-offs, the plastic sheets drivers can remove as a method of cleaning dirt and tire debris. Herta ended up finishing in 11th place as the final car on the lead lap. Walk of Fame Driver-turned-IRL car owner Adrian Fernandez was inducted into California Speedway’s Walk of Fame Sunday morning for the second time. Fernandez won last year’s IndyCar Series race at the track. A few yards away from his first plaque, Fernandez gingerly planted his feet in the wet cement and signed, “Adrian, No. 5,” then added a smiley face for good measure. But Fernandez nearly didn’t get a chance to put his shoe prints in the Walk. Minutes before Fernandez arrived, a security guard forgot to watch where he was going and oops! stepped right into the cement. Fortunately, quick-thinking officials smoothed the grey glob before Fernandez arrived. Tire tracks Due to a morning rain shower, track officials moved the running of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series California 100 until after the IndyCar race. Wade Cunningham won the race by 0.106 seconds over Jeff Simmons and third-place Travis Gregg. … Cunningham’s win also clinched the Infiniti Pro Series championship. … As usual, there was a various assortment of stars to see. Former quarterback John Elway waved the green flag and skateboarder Tony Hawk was the grand marshal. Also, Alfonso Ribeiro of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” fame watched the race from the pits, and race winner Dario Franchitti had movie star-wife Ashley Judd on hand. 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

Volleyball Announces The Signing Of Plock, Gergen, McCarthy And Fry

first_imgAs a junior, she was named to the District 6-6A All-District team and was second on the team in scoring and blocks while hitting .368. During the last club season for Skyline Juniors, she was named a third-team All-American by “We are really excited about our 2017 class and have been looking forward to their arrival,” McBroom said. “We have high expectations for this group and they all come from very strong volleyball backgrounds and have had great success. We think they will have a great impact on our program and can help take our program to the next level.” “Natalie has been playing on one of the top club teams in the country with Dallas Skyline,” McBroom said. “We think she can create an immediate impact right away in the middle for our program. She’s had a stellar prep career and we’re looking forward to what she will do at Drake.” Emily Plock is a local product from nearby Southeast Polk High School in Altoona, Iowa. A 6-2 opposite-side hitter, she was recently named first team All-Central Iowa Metro League by The Des Moines Register and was recognized by the same publication as one of the top eight players in the state prior to the start of her senior season. She was also named to the USA Today Preseason Volleyball Team and by as a ‘Senior Ace’ and a top-125 player nationally. As a senior, she registered 515 kills, the third most in Class 5A and the eighth most overall in the state of Iowa. She finished her career with a school record 1,557 kills to average 5.26 kills per set at Southeast Polk. As a junior, she was twice named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week for the state of Iowa. She was also named second team All-CIML by The Des Moines Register and was the first player from Southeast Polk to be named first team all-state. That season she registered 583 kills to lead Iowa Class 5A and shattered the Southeast Polk record for most kills in a season while leading the team to a school record 36 wins. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team has signed four student-athletes to national letters of intent, head coach Darrin McBroom announced. “Having a local standout on the roster is great for us and for her,” McBroom said. “She’s had an amazing prep career at Southeast Polk and with her club teams. I’m excited about the impact she will make and we expect her to come in and compete in her first year.” Gillian Gergen is a 6-0 middle blocker and opposite-side hitter from Janesville, Iowa. Gergen has and helped lead her Janesville team to three state championships including back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.  Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) is a 6-1 middle blocker and opposite-side hitter that recently led her Allen High School team to a first-place finish in Texas’ 6A District 6, one of the most challenging districts in the state. She led the team in hitting percentage and was second on the team in blocks while being named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Team. “Gillian is an exciting, dynamic young athlete,” McBroom said. “I think a lot of people underestimate her because of her size, but she’s a competitor at heart. We can’t wait to get her in gym and have her contribute to our program.” This season, she averaged 3.5 kills and 0.76 blocks per set to lead Janesville into their first-round game at the state tournament and help the team to another Iowa Star North Conference title. She was named All-State by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following her sophomore and junior seasons and earned a spot on The Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa team each of those seasons.  Hannah McCarthy (Overland Park, Kan.) is a 6-0 outside hitter that was recently selected to the All-Eastern Kansas League first team after leading her Blue Valley Northwest team in kills. She was also selected to the Kansas Large Class All-Star game. Her club team, adidas Dynasty has qualified for nationals four years and finished third in 2016. Set to join the Bulldogs next season are Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa), Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa), Hannah McCarthy (Allen, Texas) and Natalie Fry (Overland Park, Kan.) Plock was also one of 18 players selected to train for a spot on the 2016 USA Volleyball junior national team during the spring of 2016 in Miami, Fla. “She’s a very dynamic athlete that can do a lot of things well,” McBroom said of McCarthy. “She has played in the middle, outside and can do both well. She had a great camp with us over the summer and we’re excited about what she’ll add to our program.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

KCCA FC launch season tickets for 2018/19

first_imgKCCA FC Chairman Aggrey Ashaba (left) with a fan at the launch of the season tickets on Wednesday (photo by Shaban Lubeg)LUGOGO – Just weeks to the start of the season, KCCA FC have officially come out and launched their season tickets for the 2018/19 campaign.This was during a press conference held at their home in Lugogo, hours after their team lost 4-3 away to Esperance in the CAF Champions league.The rates of the tickets have not changed but the Uganda Cup holders have introduced a new ticket which will enable University students pay to watch all home games at Shs 50,000.Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of KCCA FC, Aggrey Ashaba said that they had to wait for the end of their 2017/18 season to launch the new tickets.“We are now in position to launch our season tickets after the closure of the last season, said Ashaba in a press briefing on Wednesday morning.“We decided to wait until the final game in the CAF Champions League so as we go on with the launch.“Season tickets is one of the ways to try and generate further revenue and also promote pre-payments for football games.“Not much has changed from last season, the values and benefits are more of the same, continued Ashaba.“We just have a few additions where we felt like we want to give back to the people who believe in the club.“We are introducing a couple of new items and one of them being the fact that if one buys a season ticket, you can bring another on board to watch the games as long as that person is below 12 years of age.“We are also introducing a ticket for students and we want them to come in huge numbers.“The other thing is that we offering discounted rates for our ‘Visit Kampala Jersey’ as every season ticket holder will purchase the Jersey at a 50% discount.Also speaking at the launch, KCCA FC CEO, Josephine Namukisa promised that most of the major complaints from last season including a media zone will be taken care of during the course of next season.The KCCA FC season tickets and their benefits:Platinum Ticket (Shs 500,000):-Personalized Replica Jersey-Access to all home games at the VVIP platform through forest Mall gate.-In game hospitality.-Regular team updates.-Priority service during home games.-Discount of 10% on all club merchandise.-Come with one child below 12 years.-Free access to friendly games.Gold Ticket (Shs 300,000):-Access to all home games at the VIP platform through the main gate.-Refreshments at home games.-Regular team updates.-Personalized replica Jersey.Priority service during home games.Discount of 5% on all club merchandise.-Plus one (child below 12 years).Ordinary Ticket (Shs 100,00):-Access to all home games at the ordinary side through Naguru Hospital gate.-Free Friendly games.-Discount of 5% on Club Merchandise.-Plus one child (below 12 years).Students Ticket (Shs 50,000):-Access to all home games at the ordinary side through the Naguru hospital gate.-Priority service during home games.-Free Friendly games.-Plus one Child (Below 12 years).Comments Tags: Aggrey AshabaCAF Champions LeagueKCCA FCtoplast_img read more

Donegal woman Ciara named as TV3’s new Ireland AM co-host

first_imgTV3 has today announced that Ciara Doherty will become the new, permanent co-host on Ireland’s number one breakfast television show, Ireland AM.The Donegal native and qualified barrister has worked in TV3 since 2010 and moved full time to Ireland AM in 2015 as a reporter.Ciara has worked in radio and television for over a decade. She began studying law in UCD but later moved to London were she studied Broadcast Journalism at the London College of Communications. After spending three years as a researcher in ITV, working on programming from The Pride of Britain Awards to Celebrity Love Island, Ciara returned home in 2006 to take up a position on Newstalk Breakfast.From there Ciara moved to TV3 and made her on-air debut on the weekly social affairs programme Midweek, at which point she also began developing, producing and presenting a range of documentaries including At Home with the Healy Rae’s and Michaela: The Search for Justice.Following her qualification as a barrister from Kings Inns, in 2014, Ciara moved full time into TV3’s News and Public Affairs documentary unit before joining the Ireland AM team.Speaking about her new role as co-host, Ciara said “I’m delighted to become the new co-anchor on Ireland AM and join such a fantastic on-air team. The show has a great legacy and rapport with its viewers and I am very much looking forward to continuing to bring a lively, entertaining and informative show to our audience each morning.” Commenting on the announcement, Victoria Quinn, Head of Daytime in TV3 said she is thrilled that Ciara is the new co- host on the show.She said “She is already part of the Ireland AM family and it’s great to see it being recognised. Along with the rest of our daytime studio shows, Ireland AM is experiencing significant audience growth this year, so we’re delighted that Ciara and the team can look forward to building on that momentum over the coming months!”Ireland AM airs Monday to Friday on TV3 from 7am -10.30am.Donegal woman Ciara named as TV3’s new Ireland AM co-host was last modified: April 26th, 2018 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:ciara dohertyTV3last_img read more

South Africa steps up HIV testing drive

first_img23 October 2013 South Africa has bolstered its massive HIV testing programme by including eye, blood pressure and TB tests in the campaign, but more still needs to be done to ensure full coverage of testing, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Addressing MPs and NGO representatives in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday at the start of a two-day HIV testing campaign targeting parliamentarians, Motlanthe said that more than 20-million South Africans had been tested for HIV since the launch of the country’s testing campaign in 2010. The campaign has targeted various workplaces and communities across the country, ranging from farms and taxi ranks to mines, banks and universities. Currently, HIV tests are complemented by screening for TB and high blood pressure. As HIV affects eyesight, eye tests have also helped to expand the reach of the campaign. “We must continue our programmes to achieve full coverage and, more importantly, we must maintain our focus on prevention, prevention and prevention,” said Motlanthe, who is also the chairman of the SA National Aids Council. He called on every South African to test annually for HIV, adding that it was important to test regularly so that people found to have the virus could take the appropriate action. “Those that test negative must do everything possible to ensure that they maintain their negative status, and those that are HIV-positive need to enrol in our treatment, care and support programme,” he said. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that, before the launch of the HIV testing and counseling campaign in 2010, voluntary testing reached just two-million South Africans a year, whereas after the first year of the campaign about 18-million South Africans knew their HIV status. At the same time, the number of South Africans receiving free anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment had increased from 923 000 to 2.1-million people, while the number of facilities offering ARV drugs had climbed from 490 to 3 540 facilities countrywide, and the number of nurses trained in treating HIV/Aids had grown from 250 to 23 000. Also addressing MPs, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, said the country had faced a heavy burden of HIV/Aids. “Each one of us knows of a family member, a friend, a neighbour, a colleague, or comrade who is living with HIV/Aids or who has succumbed to it,” Sisulu said. “Thankfully, we are however at a tipping point in the fight against HIV/Aids and TB,” he said, adding that he was particularly encouraged by recent statistics that revealed that the number of new HIV infections had declined and that the number of HIV/Aids-related deaths were decreasing. However, he said, the country needed to push harder to reach zero infections and to end discrimination against HIV/Aids. Source: read more