Shopkeeper slapped with Trafficking in Persons charge

first_imgAs efforts continue to crack down on human traffickers, another woman was charged, appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for Trafficking in Persons.Nafeeza MohammedNafeeza Mohammed, a shopkeeper of Lot 17 Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that between April 26 to May 31, 2016 at Hope Backdam, Region One (Barima-Waini), she was involved in trafficking a 17-year-old girl; that is to say she recruited, transported and harboured the minor.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that the defendant deceived the minor when she told her that she will gain employment at the shop, but when the teen arrived at the location, she was allegedly forced into prostitution.Jones stated that the minor is in the custody of the State and requested that the defendant receive substantial bail due to the nature of the offence.The defendant was granted bail in the sum of $300,000.The defendant’s Attorney, Delville Duke, pleaded with Magistrate to lower the bail since his client only had $230,000 and has three small children.Mohammed’s bail was reduced to $230,000. The case will continue on August 3.last_img read more

AMEU Graduates Challenged to Benefit Liberia

first_imgBishop David R. Daniels, Presiding Prelate of the 15th Episcopal District and Commencement Speaker for the 16th Commencement Convocation of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), on Wednesday challenged the 184 graduates to do something positive to contribute to nation building.Of the 184 graduates, the gender-balance was even at 50 percent apiece. Six of the graduates received internships at the Coca-Cola Company in Liberia. Bishop Daniels urged the graduates to utilize the knowledge they have acquired at AMEU for the benefit of the country. He spoke on the theme, “Success is a Journey and not a Destination.” He told graduates that there is no limit to success, therefore, as they exit the walls of the university, they should not limit their expectations, but should rather continue on the journey of success.“Each of you has done absolutely well, and you deserve all the praises from us. It was an uphill battle, some tremendous sacrifices, but you made it. The fact that you made it tells me that you are ready for this journey called success.”The Prelate added: “I know it was not easy for many of you and I know what many of you have been going through. You have to study under candlelight, when there was no public electricity. I know that many of you had to make some unnecessary trips to offices, homes and work places of those who promised to assist you with your fees, but made you run around in vain.”Rt. Rev. Daniels also told the graduates that their achievement is an indication that they are going for greatness, adding that they should not allow anyone or institution to define who they are, or what they can or cannot do.AME University also conferred the Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) degree on Mrs. Alexia Butler Fugh and Mrs. Irene Moifoi Daniels in recognition of the two female educators’ distinguished work at AMEU.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Traffic signs vandalised

first_imgSeven out of ten traffic signs and metal posts that were installed by Design Perspectives a few weeks ago were uprooted at Schoonord Road leading to La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.The discovery was made on Monday by employees of the Public Infrastructure Ministry who were visiting the area.In addition, it was discovered that the traffic signs on the Fourth Road Project are being vandalised as well as the signs are bent and political parties’ flyers are being posted on some.As such, the Ministry is calling on the perpetrators to refrain from such activities since they ultimately inconvenience the citizenry.Citizens interested in reporting any instances of vandalism are urged to contact the Public Relations Department on 227-0799 or the nearest police station.last_img read more

Dominant weekend for Bantam Flyers

first_imgThis past weekend, the Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers continued their dominance in all Peace Region games.Saturday, the Flyers took on the Sexsmith Vipers, beating the Vipers in quite the lopsided affair. The Flyers won by a score of 22-2, in a game which Sexsmith would like to forget.- Advertisement -Sunday, the Flyers traveled to Spirit River, dominating their opposition by out shooting them 45-15 and winning 3-1.The Knights of Columbus Flyers are now a perfect 8-0 in all Peace action.The Bantam Flyers play next on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. against Grande Prairie at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.last_img read more

Blake’s lawyers make their case for new civil trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventEric J. Dubin, who represents Bakley’s family, dismissed the motion for a new trial as unwarranted. “Not every infraction by a juror calls for a new trial or a mistrial,” Dubin said. “We come back to the question of whether there was anything here that wipes out three months of work.” Blake was found not guilty in March 2005 of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges stemming from the 2001 shooting death of Bakley, his wife of six months. Eight months later, a civil jury ruled 10-2 that the former star of “Baretta” had “intentionally caused the death” of Bakley. Blake said Bakley was murdered when he left her in the car while running back into Vitello’s restaurant, where they’d just dined, to retrieve a handgun he carried for protection. But prosecutors alleged Blake killed Bakley because she was a con woman of dubious character and he wanted to raise their daughter himself. In the civil trial, Blake’s attorneys claimed jurors ignored the judge’s instructions by discussing the case before deliberations and prejudging the facts. Another juror failed to disclose that her daughter was in prison on a murder conviction, and a hearing-impaired panelist was unable to hear testimony, they said. brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818)713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – An attorney for Robert Blake argued Friday that the award-winning actor – acquitted of his wife’s murder – should receive a new trial in a wrongful-death suit because jurors ignored the judge’s instructions. Blake is fighting the $30 million judgment he was ordered to pay to the adult children of Bonny Lee Bakley, whom Blake married after she became pregnant with his daughter. “We ended up with a verdict that size because the jurors decided when they left this courthouse they were going to make an example of Mr. Blake. They were tired of the Michael Jacksons, the Phil Spectors, the O.J. Simpsons,” said Blake’s attorney, Peter Ezzell. Judge David M. Schacter has until 5 p.m. Monday to rule on whether Blake deserves a new civil trial. last_img read more

FANS ‘BANK’ ON DANIEL TO BREATH NEW LIFE INTO DONEGAL

first_imgUp to 1,000 devoted Daniel O’Donnell fans gathered today as the man himself cut the chord to officially open the world’s first Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre.Fans travelled from as far as Canada and Scotland for the opening of the centre which people hope will breath new life into Dungloe.Some queued from as early as 9am for the 2.30pm unveiling of a huge poster of Daniel outside the building which once housed the Northern Bank. And Daniel even revealed it was in this very same bank in 1983 which he took out a €1,000 loan for his first van which he took on the road during his entertainment career.Daniel, dressed sharply in a grey suit, green tie and blue shirt, didn’t disappoint.Daniel, 50, said he hoped the opening of the centre, which contains much of his most-treasured memorabilia, will rejunenate the town.“I really do think that during times of recession we have to forget about Dublin and about Governments and just do things for ourselves. “I am hopeful that this little corner of Dungloe can provide the spark for to help the town grow again,” he said.Not even a few drops of rain could dampen the spirits of fans who certainly didn’t need convincing that the centre will be a runaway success.And Daniel even threw in an impromptu version of ‘My Donegal Shore’ which had fans singing along.One fan, June Payne from Aberdeen in Scotland, revealed she has travelled an estimated 280,000 miles around the globe following Daniel for the past 25 years.“He is just so genuine and I am so glad there is now a centre in his name. He deserves all the praise he gets. “I wouldn’t have missed this opening for the world and I think it will be great for the area in general,” she said.Pat ‘Nora’ Gallagher, whose idea it was to open the visitor’s centre after Daniel asked him to store some of the memorabilia some years ago, said they couldn’t have asked for a better day.He said the huge crowds of people who turned up for the opening showed how much the people of Donegal and further afield simply loved Daniel O’Donnell.“People know that Daniel O’Donnell is a genuine person and his fans are genuine people. “Before this they saw him only whenever they saw him in concert be that in Ireland, Australia, America or wherever.“We are hoping they can now come to Donegal to this centre, learn and see so much more about Daniel and discover Donegal and Ireland in the process,” he said.The centre will be open from April until the end of September each year and it is hoped that at least 10,000 visitors will pass through its doors each summer.The man himself personally welcomed the first 25 people on a tour of the centre which houses an A to Z of the man himself including many gold discs, his wedding suit, wife Majella’s wedding dress and even his first schoolbag.The tickets, priced at €5, were selling like hot cakes to Daniel’s devoted fans yesterday.The man himself was anxious to point out that this wasn’t a museum but rather a visitor’s centre.“I think there’s a bit more of the story to tell before we can call it a museum,” said Daniel.EndsFANS ‘BANK’ ON DANIEL TO BREATH NEW LIFE INTO DONEGAL was last modified: May 7th, 2012 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:Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s CentredonegaldungloeMajellalast_img read more

Huge progress being made on St. John’s Point’s ÉIRE sign

first_imgThe community of Dunkineely are continuing to carry out restoration works on an EIRE sign that was erected at St John’s Point during World War II in order to help pilots in the Allied Forces.Massive progress has been made on the sign since work began on the first of September.The ÉIRE sign when the restoration began three weeks ago.The excavation of the sign has been undertaken by a group of community volunteers who aim to make it a tourist destination. Bren Whelan captured some pictures of the progress with his drone.If you are interested in taking part in the renovation and breathing new life into our history, you can call Michael 087 277 0408. Work on the sign will commence tomorrow.During World War II Local Defence Forces were designated at lookout points around the Donegal coastline to monitor air and sea activity.Massive signs spelling out EIRE were erected around the country in order to help Allied forces flying above to establish where exactly they were. Once they completed that, the decision was then made to number the EIRE signs, so the aircraft could determine exactly where they were when flying in Irish airspace.In the run up to D-Day on the 6th June 1944, and the subsequent assault on Germany, there were countless aircraft coming across the Atlantic from America.On making landfall on this side of the Atlantic, it was important for the pilots to know where they were.The Irish government provided maps with these navigational numbers on them for the American pilots.Once they saw one of the numbers, they knew exactly where they were on the map and could easily navigate from there to their final destination.Eight-three were made around Ireland, with twelve being created around Donegal. The EIRE sign at St John’s Point was designated the number 70. Huge progress being made on St. John’s Point’s ÉIRE sign was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Fishing The North Coast: Conditions permitting, halibut and rockfish on the bite

first_imgWhen the ocean conditions have been right, both the halibut and rockfish bite out of Eureka has been pretty spectacular. The only thing that has slowed down either fishery has been the wind. And there’s been plenty of it since late last week, although it finally relented enough on Wednesday for the Eureka fleet to get back on the water. Prior to the blow, the halibut action had been nothing short of amazing. The bite has been in the same location for most of the season, in between the 50 and …last_img read more

Everything you need to host a great Canada Day event

first_imgAs the ol’ saying goes, nothing goes better together than geocaching and poutine! Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right but whether separately or together, we do love both. Canada Day is only a few weeks away and we’re actively planning our events as Signal prepares to travel to Canada on July 1st! The last day to submit your Canada Day events is June 17th. Remember, you can earn the Canada Day 2017 souvenir by attending an event on July 1 or 2, 2017.We’ve put together a few ideas to help spur some inspiration for your own red-and-white-themed bash. For the food, it seems only appropriate to serve a variety of the cliché and beloved food Canada has to offer. This includes poutine, ketchup chips, butter tarts, BeaverTails, Nanaimo bars, and anything maple-bacon. If you’re looking to make poutine from scratch, try this Homemade Poutine recipe by geocacher Mariana. And if you want to add a little more flair to your party snacks, try making your own version of the famed BeaverTail. Fried dough topped with chocolate, candy, or fruit in the shape of a beaver tail.Spruce up your space with red and white accents such as table cloths or napkins. You can even find Canada Day bunting online to print out for a fun photo backdrop. Get creative with your event logbook by creating it the shape of a maple leaf, or making it a map of Canada, having attendees mark their favorite part of the country on it. Games are always a good idea! Try creating your own Canadian trivia (you can even use facts from this blog post for ideas!), or pin the antlers on the moose! Whether your event is indoors or outdoors, rain or shine, just be sure to get into the Canadian spirit to celebrate 150 years and over 239,720 geocaches waiting to be found!Looking for something extra or a fun raffle prize? Visit Shop Geocaching for Where’s Signal swag!How are you celebrating Canada Day? Tell us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCool caches in Canada, according to Signal the Frog®May 30, 2017With 14 commentsCanada Day celebrations from around the globeJuly 11, 2017In “News”Tout ce qu’il vous faut pour organiser un super event du Canada DayJune 13, 2017In “Français”last_img read more

Socialtext Goes Mobile But Forgoes an App

first_imgEnterprise collaboration company Socialtext has launched a mobile edition of its software suite, giving its customers better access to its activity streams, wikis, microblogging and more for the first time. The beta of Socialtext mobile is available now for all users. Rather than a native application tailored to the iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android, Socialtext chose to create a mobile browser version that is cross-platform by default. The site will detect when you’re logging on through a mobile device and redirect you to a subdomain with a custom UI built to resemble Socialtext’s desktop app.First A Mobile Wiki, Now MoreThree years ago Socialtext launched miki, one of the earliest serious attempts at a mobile, enterprise-class wiki. Though miki may have been ahead of its time in many ways, it didn’t see a huge amount of adoption. Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products Since then Socialtext has greatly expanded its platform, including an Adobe AIR desktop app to accompany the Web-based version. Socialtext President and co-founder Ross Mayfield said that the new mobile UI was modeled on that desktop app, providing a familiar experience to those customers who need alternative ways to access their content. Why No Native App?But why didn’t Socialtext create an iPhone app? If you demo the site, it’s clear that Socialtext mobile isn’t meant to be a rich application with full interactive abilities, like those for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instead the browser is tailored to provide simple access to communicative tools like the activity stream and microblogging, as well as the list of company profiles and contact information. With that in mind, the mobile edition is a more convenient way to keep tabs on workplace activity.Considering the mobile approach of some Socialtext competitors, not having an app shouldn’t be a letdown. Pure microblogging plays like Yammer have native apps, but as soon as you provide something more complex than short messaging, fewer vendors go that route. Jive provides no mobile support outside email integration, and MindTouch has a browser skin similar to Socialtext. Socialtext mobile is accessible to all users immediately, including those using the free 50-user version the company launched in June. The only limitations in the beta are read-only access to SocialCalc spreadsheets and no access to the administrative dashboard. The next mobile launch is set to include some of those features. Disclosure: Socialtext has been a ReadWriteWeb sponsor. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more