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Berbice woman jailed for attempting to bribe cop

first_imgA 40-year-old woman, who allegedly bribed a clearance officer in order for him not to put a previous conviction on her brother’s Police clearance document, was on Monday sentenced to 28 days imprisonment. She was also fined $50,000.Bibi AzimullaBibi Azimulla, of New Area, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice – Corentyne) was on trial before Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. On Monday, the woman was found guilty of the charge and the sentence was handed down.The charge had stated that on November 19, 2018, at the Criminal Investigation Headquarters (CID), Eve Leary, Georgetown, Azimulla tried to corrupt Leslyn Halley-Smith, an agent of the State, by paying her $20,000 to not put on a clearance document a previous conviction of brother, Azaad Azimulla.The woman had denied the charge. The prosecution had contended that on November 19, 2018, Azimulla went into the clearance office at the Criminal Investigation Department and offered the clearance officer the sum of money.Azimulla was then told of the offence, arrested and taken into custody.last_img read more

Ireland win takes pressure off Scotland ahead of England game, says Martin

first_img Scotland striker Chris Martin (right) 1 Chris Martin admits Scotland’s European Championship qualifying win against the Republic of Ireland has taken the pressure off ahead of England’s visit on Tuesday night.A terrific goal by Shaun Maloney at Celtic Park on Friday night took the Scots level with the Irish and Germany on seven points, three behind Group D leaders Poland.And the 26-year-old Derby striker says Scotland can enjoy the game against the Auld Enemy at Parkhead safe in the knowledge three vital Euro points have been secured.“The pressure is off a little bit in that game.“Hopefully we can go and enjoy ourselves and give the fans something to shout about again.“It was a massive win, and obviously we will take massive confidence into the England game.“Hopefully we will be on a high and so will the fans.”Suffolk-born Martin played for England Under-19s but qualifies for Scotland through his Glaswegian father and he made his debut as a substitute in the friendly against Nigeria at Craven Cottage in May.While acknowledging the importance of beating Martin O’Neill’s side, Martin believes the bid to reach France in 2016 is likely to go to the last game of the campaign.“There are still another few games to go and I think it will go down to the wire to be honest with you,” he added.“There are good teams in this group and it has been said many times that it is probably the toughest group and games can be decided by one goal, a set-piece or a little bit of luck.“We know it is going to be that tight.“We need to make sure we concentrate on every single game and get as many points as we can and see where that takes us.“I don’t think we can worry too much about other teams.“We need to focus on our own jobs and if we do that well enough then hopefully that will mean we qualify.”The only downside for Martin against Ireland was missing the target from a Steven Naismith cut-back.“I should have done better,” he said.“I was disappointed that I didn’t score but thankfully Shaun got me out of jail a little bit with a great finish.“We knew it was going to be a tough game because they had picked up a lot of points.“I was perhaps a little bit surprised that they didn’t play a bit more football but we stood up to it very well.“We were the ones who tried to play more football and with us being at home the onus was probably on us to come out and play a little bit more and we felt that we did that.“We could and probably should have scored more goals.“We created a good few chances. Obviously mine was one of them but it didn’t matter in the end.“It didn’t matter who scored, as long we win, that is the main thing.”Scotland v England is live on talkSPORT at 8pm on 18 Novemberlast_img read more

Baraza named KPL’s best coach in October

first_imgThe former Western Stima, Muhoroni Youth and Chemelil Sugar boss was voted unanimously by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) football committee having led the team to victories over Muhoroni Youth (4-0), Nakumatt (1-0) and Nzoia Sugar (2-1).“I am very pleased with this award and I can say I dedicate it to the players who put in the hard work. It hasn’t been a good season for us but we are glad we could get something towards the end,” Baraza said after being feted on Tuesday morning at the club’s training ground.Baraza has now seemingly auditioned himself to be considered for the top coaching job on permanent basis as the brewers continue their search for a coach to replace fired Nsimbe.Tusker’s Francis Baraza receives his October 2017 Kenyan Premier League coach of the month award. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I have done it with other teams and I believe in myself. Coaching this big team? Why not? I can do it,” the tactician posed.Tusker Chief Executive Officer Charles Obiny has told Capital Sport that Baraza is one of the candidates for the job, though they have received applications from far and wide.“Tusker is a big team with a lot of pressure and we need an equally big coach. We have received so many applications and are looking at them. Baraza is also one of the coaches we are considering. We should be able to come out with a conclusive response by mid month,” Obiny said.The club performed dismally in the just concluded season, finishing sixth in the Premier League and exiting the GOtv Shield in the Quarter finals.Capital Sport has learnt that the results did not go down well with the bosses at Ruaraka who have demanded that the club bounces back in the new season.“There will be major changes at the club. The team might be completely new next season. The sponsors were completely not happy with the performance because they have given the cub everything. Finishing sixth is unacceptable,” a source at the club confided.Tusker FC players (L-R) Mike Khamati, Allan Wanga, Clifford Alwanga and Collins Shivachi during a past match in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSeveral players have already been released from the club, among them 2014 player of the year Anthony Ndolo, Danson Kago, Clifford Alwanga and defender Martin Kiiza. Obiny has admitted that more will be on their way out.Apart from talks for a new coach, the club is also engaging players whose contracts are ending on the possibility of signing new deals. Among them is skipper James Situma, his deputy Humphrey Mieno, midfielder Cersidy Okeyo and forward Allan Wanga.“We have started talks with them and we will see whether they are fruitful. We have already started the recruitment process though we will have to wait till the new coach comes so that he can build his team,” Obiny added.In a precious interview, chairman Dan Aduda said they would be looking to cut down the wage bill by reducing the number of players to work with a minimum of 23. The same sentiments have been echoed by Obiny.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker’s Francis Baraza poses with his October 2017 Kenyan Premier League coach of the month award. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5- Tusker FC stand-in coach Francis Baraza has been named as the Kenyan Premier League Fidelity Insurance coach of the month for October, having led the side to three consecutive victories that month.Baraza was tasked with heading the team after Ugandan George Nsimbe, now sacked, was suspended after friction with players following comments he made to the media concerning their age.last_img read more


first_imgA case brought by the DPP against the alleged leniency of the sentence given to Shaun Kelly over the death of eight people is to be heard in October.Shaun Kelly appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix.Kelly (26), of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenney Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of eight men on a road between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11 2010.He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Judge John O’Hagan in December last and was also disqualified from driving for ten years.The Director of Public Prosecutions are seeking a review of Kelly’s sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.Mr Justice George Birmingham fixed October 22 for the hearing of the DPP’s appeal in the court of appeal today.Kelly was not present in court for the procedural matter. APPEAL OVER ALLEGED LENIENCY OF INISHOWEN CRASH CASE SENTENCE TO BE HEARD IN OCTOBER was last modified: July 13th, 2015 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)last_img read more


first_imgNorth Western Golfing AlliancePlayed at Letterkenny G.C. 17th September 2011 Par 72 S.S. 711st Nett Ryan McGowan (6) Strabane G.C.                  66 2ND Nett Danny McLaughlin (16) Letterkenny G.C.     673RD Nett Michael P. O’Donnell (13) Letterkenny G.C. 69 B.O.T.4TH Nett Eoin McShane (21) Letterkenny G.C.            695th Nett John Lewers (14) Faughan Valley G.C.          70 B.O.T. 6TH Nett Connor McGettigan (14) Portsalon G.C.         701ST Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna G.C.                    732ND Gross Michael McGeady (scr) Cambridge –Duffy      743rd Gross Keith Lapsley (5) Dunfanaghy G.C.                     754th Gross Marty McDermott (4) Rosapenna G.C.            76 B.O.T. 5TH Gross Kevin Quigg (3) City of Derry G.C.                       766TH Gross Daniel Gallagher (2) Dunfanaghy G.C.            78 B.O.T.Ryan McGowan had a hole in one at the 135 yard 16th .He used a 9 iron .It was his third hole in one. He scoops half of the 2’s pool2’s The following had a two J.Lewers, F.Patterson, M.Kelly Davy McLaughlin, J.Hanna.For golfers the winter season began to-day. The finals of the GUI cups and Shields have been held and the Alliance season has begun.A very wet Barnhill greeted the members of the Alliance this morning after the heavy overnight rain .The continuing benefit of the drainage of the course undertaken some years ago proved its worth once again and play was able to be held without recourse to placing the ball. All agreed the course was in magnificent order.The scoring proved that despite playing off the back markers and difficult pin placements was very good.Pride of place goes to Ryan McGowan a 6 Handicapper playing out of Strabane. He not only had the beat Nett score he also holed out in 1 at the 16th .This win means that he also won the St. Patricks Plate .This commerates the former St. Patricks Links in Carrigart. The Silver salver was presented to the Alliance by the famous Jack Nicholas on behalf of the Walsh family .It is always played for at the first competition of the season.Ryan’s Gross score was only bettered by Enda Kennedy and equalled by no less than professional golfer Michael McGeady.Ryan’s feat was all the more remarkable as he triple bogied the first bogied the 2nd so after 2 holes he was 4 over. He then proceeded to birdie the 3rd, 7th and 9th to be just 1 over after nine. He dropped a shot at 10 got it back on the 11th dropped 2 more shots at the 13th and 17th but hit the shot all golfers dream of at the par 3 16th when his nine iron put the ball over the flag .It stopped nine feet past and then to his and his playing partners great joy saw it spin back into the hole.It is his third hole in one the previous two occurring in Strabane Golf Club.Enda Kennedy was one over after the second got a stroke back on the 7th dropped it again at the ninth to be one over .He then played faultless golf to the 17th which he birdied but gave the stroke back with a bogie at the 18th .He had hit ball right at this hole had to put a second into play and almost eagled itMichael McGeady ,who holds the professional course record in Letterkenny with 5 under could not find that extra spark to-day .He was 2 over for the first nine and was level par for the back nine without doing anything spectacular.The runner up in the Nett was local Competitions Secretary   Danny McLaughlin, who seems to find his best golf in the more adverse conditions at this time of year.Next competition at North West Golf Club on 8th October 2011.End Barry Ramsay 087-2488181GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: September 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

Angels Notes: Molina injured, status unclear

first_img “I thought it was broke,” said Molina, who hit his third home run of the series earlier in the game. “I couldn’t feel my hand, and that’s usually an indication it’s broken. It was very scary.” Molina has been the Angels’ best hitter in the first three games of the series, hitting .455 (5 for 11) with the three homers, five RBI and five runs scored. NEW YORK – Catcher Bengie Molina’s status for today’s Game 4 of the American League Division Series won’t be known until he is evaluated today, but that’s a lot better than what could have been. When Molina was hit by a Tom Gordon fastball just above the left elbow in the seventh inning on Friday night, he went down in a heap. “I can’t say enough about the clutch hits Bengie Molina keeps getting,” Angels pitcher Paul Byrd said. “With the game on the line, there’s no one I’d want at the plate more than him.” Jose Molina pinch-ran for Bengie in the seventh and had an RBI single in the eighth in his only at-bat. Washburn’s better now: Tonight’s scheduled starter Jarrod Washburn was the only Angel starter not to win at least 10 games this season. But his 3.20 ERA ranked fourth-best in the American League, reflecting that the fact that he had a better year than his win-loss record indicates. Washburn even said he threw the ball better this year than when he went 18-6 in 2002. “Yeah, I think I am a better pitcher than I was then,” he said. “Won-loss record doesn’t tell the whole story. As far as 2002 when I won 18 games, I was basically just a fastball pitcher and I reared back and said ‘Here it is, hit it.’ Now I have four pitches that I throw and feel very confident in throwing any of them in any count.” center_img Chacon’s happier: Shawn Chacon will make his first career postseason start tonight for the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, weather permitting, which is a long way from the pitching hell known as Coors Field in Denver. Chacon was 1-7 with a 4.09 ERA for the Colorado Rockies this season before being traded in July. He is 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA for the Yankees. “You can ask anybody that’s ever pitched there (Coors Field), that they don’t want to make a living there or want to try to,” Chacon said. “I think getting out of there and having an opportunity to pitch every day in a decent pitching environment, it helps.” Changes for the weather: Weather reports say it is supposed to rain steadily in the New York area all day today, threatening Game 4 tonight. If it is rained out, Scioscia is strongly considering skipping Washburn and pitching Bartolo Colon on Sunday on regular rest. According to baseball officials, the regular-season rules regarding the weather remain the same in the postseason. That means there would be no continuation of a game that was stopped after fewer than five innings, and that any game that lasted a minimum of five innings would count. 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

Warriors: Playoffs intensity on display in Golden State’s series opener

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors finished with a 121-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday. Stephen Curry (38 points) scored prolifically while staying efficient from the field (11-of-16), from 3 (8-of-12) and from the free-throw line (8-of-9). Kevin Durant shifted from facilitator back to scorer (23 points) and Draymond Green offered a mix of scoring (17 points), …last_img read more

Featherlike Structures Are Not Feathers

first_img(Visited 92 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The media have jumped all over a discovery of fuzz on a small ornithischian dinosaur, ignoring the evolutionary problems.No sooner had we published the previous entry about true feathers on an imaginary dinosaur (7/24/14) when another paper came out in Science Magazine announcing “feathers” on a real dinosaur.  The media spin machine immediately went into high gear:Earliest dinosaurs may have sported feathers (Science Magazine News)Did All Dinosaurs Sport Feathers? Downy Beast Suggests Yes (Live Science)Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered (National Geographic)Feathersaurus: plant-eating dinos had plumage too (New Scientist)The discovery of a weird dinosaur, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, looking something like a cross between a chicken and a fuzzy kangaroo according to the artist’s imagination, was announced in Science Magazine.  The authors, however, preferred the phrase “featherlike structures” instead of feathers throughout the paper.   The only times they spoke of “feathers” per se, they qualified the word as interpretive:Quill-like structures have been reported in the ornithischians Psittacosaurus and Tianyulong, but whether these were true feathers, or some other epidermal appendage, is unclear.Here we report a new ornithischian dinosaur, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, with diverse epidermal appendages, including grouped filaments that we interpret as avianlike feathers.They more closely resemble the monofilaments in the basal coelurosaur Sinosauropteryx and are similar to morphotype 1 in a recent evolutionary model of feathers.These groups of filaments are similar to feather morphotype 3 and resemble the down feathers of some modern chicken breeds, such as the Silkie, which are devoid of barbules.The presence of both simple and compound filamentous structures in Kulindadromeus (Fig. 4) supports the hypothesis that the integumentary structures in Ornithischia, already described in Psittacosaurus and Tianyulong, could be homologous to the “protofeathers” in non-avian theropods.These integumentary structures look nothing like bird flight feathers.  They lack a central vane, barbs, barbules and hooks.  They look more like bits of fuzz about 5 to 15 mm long.  Some of the “compound” ones are mere bundles of monofilaments that converge at the base.The problems for evolution are more serious.  These filaments (not “feathers”) were found on an ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaur, rather than the saurischian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs thought to be ancestral to birds.  In Science Magazine News, Michael Balter untangles the confusion surrounding the names, and points out the phylogenetic problem:If these bristly structures represented early feathers, as researchers have increasingly come to think, it would mean that feathers evolved in dinosaurs that preceded the evolutionary split between so-called saurischians (which include the meat-eating species) and ornithischians (which comprise plant-eating species) more than 200 million years ago. (Despite their confusing name, the ornithischians are not related to birds, which are saurischians.)Whatever adorned Kulindadromeus, therefore, had nothing to do with flight feathers.  (The ornithischians include Triceratops, not exactly a frequent flyer by the looks of it.)  Finding fuzz on ornithischians and “coming to think” they represented “early feathers,” therefore, forces evolutionists to imagine that the “featherlike structures” emerged in a common ancestor of both branches, much further back in time than previously thought.  Subsequently, many sub-branches in both groups must have lost the structures, reverting to scales.  It also forces them to imagine feathers having some other function, perhaps mating display or insulation.  The fuzz was “co-opted” for flight millions of years later, in the branches where flight appeared.In the paper, the authors mention “preservation of the scales as carbonaceous remains” found under “a thin superficial carbonaceous sheet” that was removed to see the structures.  This seems to imply that primordial, unpermineralized material was found in the specimens.  As to their interpretation, even dinobird champion Xing Xu “cautions that the fossils are still too fragmentary to be certain that the more complex feathery structures actually correspond to those found later in birds.”In their haste to celebrate birds as dinosaurs, though, most of the reporters downplayed these difficulties.  Indeed, some appeared ready to support a remake of Jurassic Park, outfitting all the dinosaurs with colorful feathers, even T. rex.  “Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ might need a little more revising,” Tanya Lewis said in Live Science; “– a newly discovered dinosaur species offers hints that feathers were much more common among the ancient beasts than once thought.”There appears to be a clear dividing line at this point between fuzz and true flight feathers.  Evolutionists may call the former “protofeathers” or “featherlike structures” but that doesn’t mean they are feathers or related to feathers.  We think the interpretation of the structures as secondary phenomena resulting from taphonomy (fossilization) should be reconsidered.  In any case, the fuzz on this new creature, if it was functional on the living animal, had nothing to do with the evolution of birds or flight, so it doesn’t support the dino-to-bird story line.  Some reporters need to learn the scientific values of intellectual integrity, epistemic modesty, and interpretive restraint.last_img read more

Nitrogen deficiency issues in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.Due to heavy rainfall and saturated soils during the 2019 growing season, it is not surprising to see some signs of nitrogen deficiency showing up in corn fields across the eastern Corn Belt. Whether applied preplant or sidedress, patterns of heavy rainfall and wet soils increase the likelihood of nitrogen being lost. Because nitrogen is an essential nutrient for corn plant development and ultimately yield, losses will impact final yields this fall.When saturated conditions persist, nitrogen can be lost though leaching or denitrification. Leaching (more likely to occur in course-textured soils) is the process where nitrogen is moved down through the soil profile and out of the root zone where it is not available to plants. The severity of nitrogen loss due to leaching is impacted the intensity and duration of rainfall. Denitrification is the process where soil nitrogen is biologically converted to gaseous nitrogen and lost to the atmosphere. During denitrification, microorganisms break down soil nitrogen and convert it to nitrogen gas when soil is saturated and oxygen is limited.Nitrogen deficiency symptoms initially appear as a “V” shaped yellowing on lower leaves that begins at the tip and progresses toward the stalk. Nitrogen deficiency can also cause ears with tip-back, poor kernel set, and shallow kernel development. Fields that have experience excessive rainfall, ponding, and saturated soils could be exhibiting the symptoms discussed above.While nitrogen deficiency has most likely impacted yields, another concern for eastern Corn Belt farmers this fall is stalk integrity. When nitrogen deficiencies exist, the corn plant will “cannibalize” its own stalk to produce an ear. As a result, stalks will be weakened and will be prone to lodging this fall. Fields where nitrogen deficiency has been observed should be harvested in a timely manner this fall to avoid harvest losses due to lodged corn plants.last_img read more

Tweetmi: Another Twitter Search Engine with a Twist

first_imgTags:#news#Product Reviews#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Become a FanOne feature that makes Tweetmi unique is that it gives users the option to become ‘fans’ of a certain topic. While this is definitely an interesting concept, users actually have to send out a tweet about the fact that they are now fans of ‘RWW’ or ‘Follow Friday,’ which somehwat limits the usefulness of this feature. Another feature we liked is that the application can show you a list of all the Twitter users who tweeted a popular link. Like most Twitter search engines, Tweemi displays a list of the most popular links about a topic in a sidebar.Given that there are already numerous Twitter search engines and more comprehensive real-time search engines like OneRiot on the market, Tweetmi will probably have a bit of a struggle to attract a dedicated user base. It is however, a perfectly capable Twitter search engine that offers all the typical features you would expect and definitely worth a try. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts There are, of course, already numerous Twitter search engines at this point and every new one will have to offer users a very good reason to switch from their current favorite. Tweetmi is jumping into the fray with a Twitter search engine that focuses on presenting users with a more personalized view. While the service also works well as a regular real-time Twitter search engine, users who sign in to Tweetmi will also see the most active users in their Twitter stream and the top stories from the people they already follow.In addition, Tweetmi allows users who are signed in through Twitter’s Oauth login mechanism to quickly reply and retweet any story. In this respect, Tweetmi is quite similar to Twazzup, which also gives users the ability to interact with Twitter directly. Unlike Twazzup, though, Tweetmi doesn’t offer the ability to save searches, however. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… frederic lardinoislast_img read more