Footballer charged for attempting to kill colleague

first_imgA footballer who used a broken bottle to stab a member of an opposing team found himself before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the indictable offence.Jillian Knox, 25, of Lot 36 Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD), allegedly unlawfully and maliciously wounded Keith Dalton with intent to murder him on April 11, 2018 at Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD).According to the facts of the matter presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the two men who play for opposing teams had a misunderstanding on the day in question.As such, an altercation ensued when Knox broke a bottle and dealt Dalton a stab to his right side.Dalton was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted for three days.Knox was released on $250,000 bail on the condition that he reports to the Timehri Police Station every other Friday until the conclusion of the matter.He was also ordered by the Chief Magistrate to stay 50 feet away from the Virtual Complainant (VC) and witnesses in the matter.Knox is expected to make his next appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on April 30, 2018.last_img read more

Gas prices begin spring ascent

first_imgPrices had dipped during January. In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average price for a gallon of regular is one penny below what it was a month ago, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. But prices are now on the rise. On Friday, the price of regular had increased seven cents, to $2.55 a gallon, compared to the week before, when it was at $2.48, according to Auto Club data. On gaspricewatch.com, a Web site that allows consumers to enter the gas prices they have seen and check for the lowest prices near them, a gallon of regular in the San Fernando Valley started at $2.33 just a little more than three days ago. By Monday afternoon, the lowest price listed was $2.58, found at an Arco on Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City. Fill up, quick. Gas prices are creeping up and are nowhere near their possible 2007 high, experts said Monday. “The next month or so you can expect prices to go up as you head into the spring driving season,” said oil analyst Mary Welge, an editor at Oil Price Information Service. “In California, you are probably going to be up in the $3 (per gallon) neighborhood.” Even $3.25 a gallon is possible, she added. The rising prices are no surprise to many. “This is the time of year that California has prices increase,” said Auto Club spokeswoman Elaine Beno. Prices generally drop in the fall and stay low during the winter, then pick back up again as the weather warms up. The culprit? Regular, scheduled maintenance at refineries lowered the gasoline output, and the price of crude has risen from about $50 per barrel to about $60 per barrel in the past four weeks. In addition, demand is healthy and expected to grow. At a Mobil station at Winnetka Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Frank Jacobs filled up his Audi A4. He said he noticed fuel prices were rising but does not have a lot of choice – he drives for work. “It bothers me, but there’s not much I can do,” said Jacobs, 48, of Calabasas. “I don’t have a place to store gas.” A few pumps over, Vik Mardirosian was nostalgic for a car that doesn’t depend heavily on gas. He gave up his wheels and rode his bike everywhere for two and a half years after the Iraq war started. But after struggling to get around Los Angeles, Mardirosian, 26, of Mission Hills, started driving a Honda Passport. “I wouldn’t want to buy gas,” he said. “If it was up to me, we’d bring back the electric car.” [email protected] (818) 713-3735 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

a month ago​Hudson-Odoi reveals Mount & Tomori vouched for Chelsea boss Lampard

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Hudson-Odoi reveals Mount & Tomori vouched for Chelsea boss Lampardby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi admits to asking youngsters Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomoroi about Frank Lampard.Hudson-Odoi may have known about Lampard the club legend, but he wanted to get more information about him as a manager.And by speaking with fellow youth team players Mount and Tomoroi, who were on loan at Derby County where Lampard managed last season, Hudson-Odoi learned of Lampard’s approach to the game.He said in an interview with the club’s website: “The first thing I asked them was how he is as a manager, what he does and how he works. “They told me he’s very good and obviously a past legend at Chelsea. “It was good for me to hear from those boys who’d already worked under him that they had enjoyed it so much.” last_img read more

DBJ and EXIM Bank to Expand Financial Services to MSMES

first_img “Assistance will also be given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to meet the collateral requirements of commercial banks,” said Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw. Minister Shaw said that MSMEs are the “backbone of our economy and a primary source of employment” and must be supported. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) will be expanding the provision of new financial services to the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector. Story Highlights The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) will be expanding the provision of new financial services to the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector.These services, which are not currently available to them from the commercial financial institutions, include assistance with single-digit interest rates, venture capital, factoring and leasing.“Assistance will also be given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to meet the collateral requirements of commercial banks,” said Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw.He was opening the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8 under the theme ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’.Minister Shaw said that MSMEs are the “backbone of our economy and a primary source of employment” and must be supported.He hailed the assistance to the sector from the multilateral development partners. Recently, the World Bank signed a US$15-million loan contract with the Government to improve access to finance for MSMEs.“This will bolster the initiative supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to assist businesses to meet the collateral requirements of commercial lenders and to build business acumen of microenterprises,” he noted.Mr. Shaw added that this year will see the implementation of a programme financed by the European Investment Bank that will make a local currency loan available to the DBJ to provide financing for micro-entrepreneurs.last_img read more

St. Elizabeth’s Contribution to Food Chain Highlighted

first_imgStory Highlights “With 29,320 farmers, St. Elizabeth has the largest number of registered farmers in any parish. In 2017, the parish contributed approximately 102,657 tonnes of domestic food crops to the national domestic output. This also saw St. Elizabeth farmers coming away with a huge windfall,” the Minister noted. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the magnitude of St. Elizabeth’s contribution to the national food chain makes the parish a critical player in Jamaica’s economic development.Speaking at the recent St. Elizabeth Homecoming Agrifest, held at Independence Park, Black River, Mr. Hutchinson said he is also mindful that 2017 was a banner year for agriculture throughout the parish, with farmers earning approximately $10 billion from their produce.“With 29,320 farmers, St. Elizabeth has the largest number of registered farmers in any parish. In 2017, the parish contributed approximately 102,657 tonnes of domestic food crops to the national domestic output. This also saw St. Elizabeth farmers coming away with a huge windfall,” the Minister noted.He said that St. Elizabeth, dubbed the “Breadbasket” parish, continues to be the largest producer of vegetables; condiments; fruits, particularly pineapples; watermelons and cantaloupes.“St. Elizabeth, in addition to having a substantial irish potato production, also accounts for more than 80 per cent of the overall production of peanuts in the country,” the Minister noted.“Livestock production is also a significant contributor to the parish’s economy, with poultry, cattle, pigs, goats, apiculture, sheep and rabbits being reared,” he added.Mr. Hutchinson said that despite the presence of the Beet Armyworm, the parish also continues to be involved in escallion and onion production.“The Ministry’s programmes have assisted in militating against major outbreaks. The threats are ever present and outbreaks are closely monitored by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and other stakeholders,” he added.The Minister pointed out that, so far, more than 350 escallion and onion farmers have been assisted with training, chemicals, fertilizers, mist blower and land preparation.“I want to also congratulate all the farmers throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica for the wonderful job they have been doing,” he said.“It is not the Government alone, but it is the farmers who have been delivering big time. Once agriculture grows, the country will grow. If agriculture fails, the country fails,” the Minister argued.Mr. Hutchinson encouraged farmers to take advantage of the opportunities being offered by their local organisations, noting that agencies like RADA are there to facilitate them. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the magnitude of St. Elizabeth’s contribution to the national food chain makes the parish a critical player in Jamaica’s economic development. Speaking at the recent St. Elizabeth Homecoming Agrifest, held at Independence Park, Black River, Mr. Hutchinson said he is also mindful that 2017 was a banner year for agriculture throughout the parish, with farmers earning approximately $10 billion from their produce.last_img read more

David SaintJacques faces long recovery after return to Earth doctor says

first_imgMONTREAL — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday following a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Raffi Kuyumjian, the doctor for the Canadian Space Agency, explains that the 49-year-old astronaut will undergo a long recovery as his body adjusts from weightlessness.————–The Canadian Press: How will Saint-Jacques feel when he returns to Earth?Raffi Kuyumjian: Spending about six months (in space), it’s a little like having spent six months in bed without moving. His body will have to readapt to gravity. He will need help getting out of the capsule. Clearly, we have to expect some difficulty with the process, a certain lack of balance. He may feel dizzy because his cardiovascular system is no longer used to fighting gravity. And typically (astronauts) have pains everywhere. From the sitting position he will feel pain in the back and the posture muscles because those muscles haven’t worked for six months.CP: How will his body have been changed?RK: The loss of muscle is hard to quantify, it’s very variable. Bone loss, we’re talking about an average of one per cent bone density per month that’s lost, but it can vary. It depends on several factors, including how much exercise they did, their genetics, physical shape before leaving, etc. Even if the lost bone density is mild or non-existent or recoverable after a certain time, it’s quite possible that the bone architecture is not recoverable at all. Bone architecture is simply the shape inside bones. It may be lost forever. Does it have any practical or clinical impact? We don’t know yet.CP: What will happen after he returns to Earth?RK: In the first few weeks there will be a series of medical exams to make sure he’s healthy, but beyond those medical tests there are others that are linked to research. Researchers who study different physiological parameters drew blood and did certain tests before the flight, during the flight, and they will want to see the results after the flight. The third element in the weeks to come is strictly rehabilitation. An exercise specialist will bring him to the gym about two hours per day to make him do different musculature exercises, cardiovascular exercises, so he regains his endurance, his muscular co-ordination, his body’s flexibility, endurance in general, all those things that were a little lost.CP: How long does it take for an astronaut to more or less return to normal?RK: Normally it takes about a day for every day (in space). So after a few months we should be able to say David has really regained the same level of physical health he had before the flight. The exception is bone density loss, which depending on how much he lost, can take up to a year.CP: So a space journey is very hard on the human body.RK: Absolutely. In fact, the time spent during weightlessness in space is often compared to accelerated aging. David adjusted to weightlessness, it took him several weeks to adapt when he was on the space station, and after a time he felt perfectly adapted to space. Now when he comes back, it will be about the same amount of time and rehabilitation that will be necessary to adapt to earth and gravity. Apart from balance problems and lack of strength and co-ordination, we expect there will be symptoms of “Earth sickness,” if you will. So the symptoms of nausea that generally come when astronauts arrive in space, there is the equivalent when they return to Earth.CP: What are the practical applications here on Earth for what we learn about the human body in space?RK: These physiological changes, which are enormously comparable to the physiological changes that happen when we age, can help researchers find solutions that apply to astronauts but could also apply to an aging population. David has demonstrated two technologies on himself: the biomonitor, a shirt that measures different vital signs and sends the data to Earth; and a portable device for blood tests, so that one day instead of needing a lab to analyze blood counts we can imagine we’ll be able to go to the doctor for a blood test and get the results instantly.CP: What pushes Saint-Jacques to essentially serve as a guinea pig in this way?RK: All astronauts have one thing in common: they’re explorers who question and who want to know more — not only about the human body but where we come from, how we can go further, what is behind the next mountain or beyond the moon. Most astronauts have always dreamed of going to space and exploring, to understand more. That’s what they have in common, so it’s a bit natural for them to have that thirst for learning and to serve as guinea pigs for research.————-This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

United Nations Special Rapporteur expected to release interim report on New Mexico

first_imgBeverly Andrews APTN National NewsThe United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is expected to release an interim report Friday on her visit to two territories in the United States.Victoria Tauli-Corpuz toured sites in New Mexico and North Dakota this week.In North Dakota, Tauli-Corpuz held meetings on the Fort Berthold reservation. The community sits 250 kilometres north-west of where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been battling against the Dakota Access pipeline.But unlike Standing Rock, Fort Berthold is in the heart of the Bakken oilfields and hosts a number of pipelines on its territory.The UN special rapporteur also talked to people in Bismarck and that is where APTN caught up to [email protected]last_img read more

In form Bale gives Zidane a selection headache

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Gareth Bale’s recent upturn in form has given him a selection “headache” ahead of their Champions League final against LiverpoolThe Welsh winger has been in inspired form lately and scored two goals in a Man-of-the-Match performance in Real’s 6-0 thrashing of the lowly Celta Vigo in their final home game of the season.Bale has scored four goals in his past four games and Zidane admitted that it could end up being a good problem for him.“Bale in form? It’s better having everyone plugged in like this,” said the French coach, according to Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“After that, it’s clear that I’ll have a headache when picking my team for the Final. He did very well in everything and showed it.“I’m happy for him, but the important thing is that we’ve all arrived in optimal form for Kiev.“We had a great game and it was important we did. We played with real sincerity, scoring six goals and playing lots of football.Bale has scored 15 goals and provided 2 assists for Real in his 27 appearances in La Liga this season with six of those coming from the bench.last_img read more

Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall of AlkaSeltzer Plus® Products Due to Labelling Error

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall (please see attached photos). (PRNewsfoto/Bayer)… Consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus that are being recalled should stop using the product and contact Bayer with questions, to report any issues experienced or for instructions about how to receive a refund. Bayer is notifying retailers electronically and by certified mail and is arranging for return of all recalled product. The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton. The ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may potentially be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid. There may be potential for serious health consequences. To date, no complaint has been received that resulted in an adverse health consequence. The Alka-Seltzer Plus products subject to the recall are intended to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with cold and flu, such as cough, congestion, fever and/or mucus. Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bayer Consumer Relations at:1-800-986-0369 (available Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET). Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Consumers may also report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htmRegular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/medwatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Contact:Jennifer BrendelBayer U.S.Email: [email protected]: 862-404-7025Mobile: 862-246-5028Bayer® and the Bayer Cross® are registered trademarks of Bayer.Forward-Looking StatementsThis release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.SOURCE BayerRelated Linkshttp://www.bayer.uslast_img read more