Dog food vendor arrested with gun, ammo

first_imgRanks in A Division (Georgetown and East Bank Demerara) have arrested a dog food vendor after he was found in possession of an illegal gun and matching ammunition.The discovery was made around 10:45h on Thursday at the suspect’s E Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown home.According to reports, acting on information received, the ranks went to the house in question, where they carried out a search of the premises during which an unlicensed .32 Taurus pistol, along with 12 live matching rounds, was found.The suspect was subsequently taken into custody, where he is currently being processed for court.last_img

DD NOTICE: COLÁISTE AILIGH SET TO HOST 5K NEXT MONTH

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown still out with mystery ailment

first_imgNAPA — The Antonio Brown watch continues.For the second straight day, the Raiders wide receiver was nowhere to be seen Saturday during the seventh practice of training camp.The Raiders have not specified an injury, with a source indicating as camp opened Brown would be out “probably a week” after starting on the non-football injury list. Brown was removed from the NFI last Sunday. He participated in a walkthrough, and two days later, ran some pass routes against defenders in drills before …last_img

2018 Omnibus Bill removes DUNS and SAM requirements for farmers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Effectively immediately, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)financial assistance program participants will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill), signed by President Donald Trump on March 23, eliminated these requirements.According to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, DUNS and SAM were designed for billion-dollar government contractors, not everyday farmers trying to support their families. These changes help streamline the customer experience of farmers, which is a top priority at USDA, he said.“This change greatly simplifies the contracting process for our customers and staff,” said Terry Cosby, NRCS State Conservationist in Ohio. “Conservation program participants will soon receive letters from their local NRCS office with more details.”The exemption does not apply to any current or future agreements or federal contracts with eligible entities, project sponsors, vendors, partners, or other non-exempt landowners or producers.DUNS/SAM registration is still required for:Partnership agreements entered through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).All agreements with eligible entities under the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (FRPP)Agreements under the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) component of ACEP.Partnership agreements under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) component of ACEPWetlandReserve Easements (WRE).Watershed operations agreements with project sponsors.Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) agreements with project sponsors, including Recoveryand Floodplain Easements.All cooperative, contribution, interagency, or partnership agreements of Federal contracts used by NRCS to procure goods or services.NRCS advises participants in its programs to ignore any emails, phone calls or other communications from thirdparty vendors offering assistance for registering in SAMS or applying for a DUNS number.To learn more about NRCS financial and technical assistance, go to www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov.last_img read more

10 months ago​Guendouzi lauds Arsenal striker Aubameyang as ‘Premier League’s best’

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Guendouzi lauds Arsenal striker Aubameyang as ‘Premier League’s best’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has admitted that he loves playing alongside teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The youngster has made a big impression at the Emirates Stadium club this season.Arriving from Lorient at 19, he has been a star in central midfield, turning in plenty of impressive displays.But he preferred to praise his teammate in an interview with Sky Sports.”He’s [Aubameyang] helping us a lot because he scores so much,” Guendouzi said. “For me he is the best striker in the Premier League this season and if he keeps scoring as much in the second half of the season, I know we will finish really high in the table.”As a midfielder it’s a pleasure to play with someone like him, it’s easy because he has so many qualities. “He can run behind, he’s in the box in front of goal but he can also link up play and play with his back to his goal. For a midfielder this is perfect because he offers so many solutions.” last_img read more

a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantastic

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantasticby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino has given credit to Colchester United after the League Two knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Colchester won on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.He said: “Colchester made a fantastic game, it was difficult.”We are so disappointed we could not score in 90 minutes.”They beat Palace on penalties too, that can happen. That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen.”We wanted to go further but we are out.” last_img

Bombardier workers rally in solidarity ahead of US trade spat decision

first_imgAn unusual scene took place Wednesday as unionized workers left their posts at Bombardier’s plant in north Toronto — not to protest stalled labour negotiations but to express solidarity with the company in its battle against U.S.-based aerospace giant Boeing Co.“We’re in it together,” said Mike Vorberg, one of the Bombardier employees at the rally.“We had management here, upper management here, and they want to bring awareness to what’s happening here, and we’re hoping that this fight will be favourable for us in Canada.”Boeing has accused Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) of selling its CSeries passenger jets to American-based Delta at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.“We understand the anger of our employees and their passion,” said Bombardier spokesman Simon Letendre in an interview from Montreal.“They see that Boeing is attacking directly this industry so they are out to protect their jobs and to protect the aircraft they have been working on.”The action was held the same day the Montreal-based aircraft and railway manufacturer said it’s looking beyond next week’s U.S. Department of Commerce decision about preliminary duties against its CSeries aircraft.The U.S. Commerce Department confirmed Wednesday that its decision on Boeing’s request for preliminary countervailing duties of more than 79 per cent will be announced Tuesday, a day later than it previously indicated.A preliminary anti-dumping determination is currently scheduled to be announced Oct. 5, but can be extended. The department will make final determinations on duties before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issues its final injury determination.But Bombardier spokesman Bryan Tucker said the United States still has to rule on the critical question of whether Boeing suffered any harm.“Boeing acknowledges it did not compete in the Delta competition, and it abandoned this aircraft segment more than a decade ago, so it’s really hard to see how they are harmed,” he wrote in an email.Tucker said that the outcome from the preliminary findings is hard to predict because U.S. trade laws weren’t designed to address large, complex and highly engineered products such as aircraft.“At the end of the process, and given that the CSeries will contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and lower travel costs for the American public, we’re confident the ITC will reach the right conclusion.”Industry analysts expect preliminary countervailing duties will be imposed, although they wouldn’t begin to be collected until the first Delta Air Lines planes are delivered next year.The Toronto protest came a week after workers in Montreal marched in front of Boeing’s downtown office and the U.S. consulate.Cheers erupted through the crowd outside the Toronto aerospace plant as Unifor president Jerry Dias vowed to stand up to U.S. protectionism and fight for Canadian aerospace jobs. The union head met with Boeing officials last week in Washington, D.C., where he encouraged the company to drop the complaint.“The reality is, Canada doesn’t have the deep pockets that they do in the United States and they do in the European consortium,” he told the workers.“This is about a Canadian market, this is about a Canadian plane, this is about Canadian technology, this is about Canadian innovation, this is about Canadian jobs, and we’re not going to let anybody take it away from us!”Dias used the aerospace trade dispute to highlight some of the issues he has been vocal about amid the ongoing NAFTA renegotations and called on the Canadian government to continue its fight against the U.S.“We’re sick and tired of losing our jobs to right-to-work states in the United States, we’re sick and tired of losing our jobs to Mexico where minimum wage is 65 cents an hour,” he said.The Canadian government is putting pressure on Boeing to drop its complaint, threatening to cancel plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has received support from his British counterpart, Theresa May, who wants to protect jobs in Northern Ireland, where the plane’s wings are assembled.Analyst Seth Seifman of J.P. Morgan said Boeing was emphatic during an investor conference on Monday that it won’t back down despite the prospect of losing business with Canada and CSeries customer Delta.“Management has concluded that a subsidized Airbus was one reason why McDonnell Douglas’s commercial aircraft businesses died and it is determined to foreclose the possibility of a repeat with Bombardier,” Seifman wrote in a report.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that Bombardier’s CEO was at the rally.last_img read more

Chanels garden delights as Givenchy designer debuts couture

first_imgPARIS – Rose scents mingled with celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Sofia Coppola and Rita Ora at Chanel on Tuesday as showman Karl Lagerfeld recreated a verdant garden to showcase his bucolic couture designs. Elsewhere in Paris, Givenchy’s new designer unveiled her highly anticipated couture debut.Some highlights from Tuesday’s spring-summer 2018 shows:___GIVENCHY DESIGNER’S COUTURE DEBUTA spooky, floodlit chateau in Paris’ historic Marais area was the venue Clare Waight Keller chose to stage her first couture show since being appointed creative director at Givenchy last year.Guests were led up a dimly lit stairway as discordant music played to a mysterious hall with shimmering crystal chandeliers. The edgy music and venue represented the future and the past.The sublime couture creations harked back to the designs of house founder Count Hubert de Givenchy — but Waight Keller infused them with a fashion-forward touch.The house’s signature sharp shoulder — here, often on shoulder-draped coats — was a running style in the diverse looks that mixed hard and soft. In the more architectural moments, Waight Keller evoked the spirit of Givenchy’s mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga.Lines — rigid bodices, cinched waists and a hard V-shaped decollete — fused with delicate materials. Feathers flashed vermillion peeking from the inside of a coat and a softly tiered full skirt bled from purple to electric orange and cobalt blue.It made for some sublime looks that remained highly feminine at all times.Dark romance was at the heart of this accomplished display, which was possibly the best seen all season.___CHANEL’S GARDEN COUTUREChanel’s fragrant garden featured architectural wooden arbors, white roses and a babbling water fountain.Inspired by the geometric curves in the furniture, Lagerfeld went back to nature — and to Chanel’s couture roots — for a display of pure drama constructed with geometric detail.The stone-colored clothes teamed with soft floral embroideries and frothy details. Models including Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber wore sweet pink, white and purple posies in black tulle hair-pieces.The devil’s in the detail and this season, Chanel was all about the sleeve.A raglan style — one that extends in one piece fully to the collar — seemed to inspire the beautiful and surreal arm shapes that descended stiffly like a tapered tube. Shoulders were wide and dramatically curved.Full skirts flared out like giant bells in a crisp line shared this surreal quality.Lagerfeld is an ambitious man, and elsewhere his 69 designs also channeled the tiered fashions of the swinging 1920s.___DIANE KRUGER ON HER GRITTY FILM ROLEThough she was overlooked for an Oscar nomination, “Inglourious Basterds” star Diane Kruger is still buzzing from the critical acclaim surrounding her challenging role in the movie “In The Fade.”Kruger plays a steely woman whose life falls apart after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack.The German-born actress, who attended the Armani Prive couture show in a black tuxedo and sequined gown, said that this film “definitely” comes at a good time for feisty female roles in cinema.“It’s a very strong female role,” she said.“The protagonist was originally written for a man so it was changed for a woman, which is always great,” she added.___DIOR’S MASKED BALLMasked revelers danced into the early hours of Tuesday at the soiree event of couture week: Christian Dior’s surrealism-themed masked ball at the Rodin Museum.Actress Monica Bellucci stepped onto the checkered chess board set in a vivid red lace Dior gown, while model Bella Hadid stunned in a revealing black tulle shoulder less dress, hugging singer Courtney Love effusively.Guests in check face masks that sometimes impaired vision negotiated around giant 2-meter chess pieces, faceless dancing performers and hanging surrealist sculptures in the marquee venue that was also used to showcase the historic design house’s spring and summer couture styles.A wall of white arms, some fake and some real (belonging to hidden performers), handed out white roses to passers-by who snacked on white chocolate playing cards served on a green poker table cover.___ALEXIS MABILLE’S OLD-SCHOOL GLAMOURThe red carpet said it all: French designer Alexis Mabille turned on the glamour for a display of classic couture gowns.The styles were firmly set to the 1950s — the years following the austerity of World War II that produced long exuberant lengths of fabric, hyper-femininity and hourglass silhouettes.A floor-length satin gown in coral sported a giant floppy bow at the waist, while one in dark cobalt saw an abbreviated take on a fifties jacket as a bustier and was paired with full length evening gloves.Mabille didn’t forget to have fun.A series of balloon gowns — with curved hems gathered around inside — were the strongest pieces in the show.Each consecutive skirt sported an even bigger explosion of fabric, until the show reached a dramatic crescendo in a circular bottle green gown that spread out from the bust.___ARMANI PRIVE’S WATERcolour-INSPIRED DESIGNSEven a fashion master can have off days.Tuesday was a mixed couture bag for Giorgio Armani, who explored the theme of watercolour in an exhaustive collection of shimmering pastel gowns that combined too many divergent ideas.Armani’s best looks kept it simple.A minimalist satin bodice in oyster led the eye to a dramatic whoosh of silk spilling from the waist. But elsewhere, some looks — though beautifully constructed — saw a complicated silhouette and busy patterns vying for attention.Nevertheless, it was a hit for celebrities such as Marion Cotillard and Isabelle Huppert, who applauded vigorously from the front row.___SWAROVSKI AT HOTEL DE CRILLONNo luxury detail was overlooked at the launch of Swarovski’s eyewear collection inside the revamped Hotel de Crillon, which reopened last year after a 200-million euro refurbishment.Views of the sparkling Place de la Concorde delighted guests, including model and actress Poppy Delevingne, socialite Olivia Palermo and actress Morgane Polanski, the daughter of director Roman Polanski.The eyewear was displayed on stands and featured opulent use of crystal in architectural designs inspired by the Atelier Swarovski jewelry collections, which were also shown off at the event.Guests then tucked into a lavish meal that included wine from the famous vineyard Chateauneuf-du-Pape.___Thomas Adamson is at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_Klast_img read more

Toronto stock index ends up on strong industrials Canadas dollar climbs

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended higher as gains in industrials outweighed declines from auto parts companies, while U.S. markets gained on strength in the technology sector.The S&P/TSX Capped consumer discretionary index was down 0.65 per cent as auto parts companies including Magna International, Linamar Corp, and Martinrea International slid on tariff concerns, said Michael Currie, an investment advisor at TD Wealth.“Consumer discretionary, which is really in today’s case talking about the auto stocks, the Magnas, Martinreas, Linamars, all getting beat up pretty good on the nervousness on NAFTA and the tariffs, especially with Trump talking about the auto tariffs.”The slide in the auto sector was countered by strong quarterly earnings results on the industrials side including rail and equipment companies.“On the flip side we have industrials with really good numbers, we have Toromont hitting a record high, CN Rail, by far the biggest one hitting a record high, CP’s up strong,” said Currie.Toromont, which runs a large network of Caterpillar dealerships among other equipment businesses, closed up $8.45 or 14.65 per cent at $66.14. CN Rail, which increased its annual earnings expectations and its spending plans, closed up $4.74 or 4.23 per cent at $116.74.Gains from the companies helped the S&P/TSX capped industrials index closed up 2.14 per cent on the day, while the energy sector also rose as crude prices climbed.Overall, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 30.63 points at 16,420.76 as strong earnings were somewhat tempered by trade fears, said Currie.“The overall theme is we’re getting pretty good numbers out of the companies, but a note of caution just because of the tariffs and trade skirmish.”Trade concerns featured prominently as European Union officials were meeting with U.S. counterparts Wednesday.U.S President Donald Trump said after market close that the two sides had agreed to work towards “zero tariffs” and “zero subsidies” on non-automobile goods.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 172.16 points 25,414.10. The S&P 500 index was up 25.67 points at 2,846.07 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 91.47 points at 7,932.24, a record close.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.41 cents US, up 0.40 of a US cent.The September crude contract closed up 78 cents at US$69.30 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up four cents at US$2.76 per mmBTU.The August gold contract ended up $6.30 at US$1,231.80 an ounce and the September copper contract was up a penny at US$2.82 a pound.Aimia Inc., the company behind the Aeroplan loyalty program, closed up 89 cents or 35.60 per cent at $3.39 after an Air Canada-led consortium proposed a $2.25-billion deal to buy the loyalty business.The consortium, which also includes Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Visa Canada, have offered $250 million in cash, including points liabilities they would assume.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated the August gold contract at $131.80last_img read more

Hunters asked to submit deer elk and moose heads to monitor for

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hunters in the B.C. Peace Region are being encouraged to part with the heads of any deer, elk, or moose they manage to bag this hunting season to allow for a post-mortem examination for signs of a deadly – and incurable – disease.Biologist Brian Patterson has been subcontracted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to run its program that monitors for signs of chronic wasting disease in cervids in Northeast B.C.He said that chronic wasting disease is a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that affects deer, elk and moose. Other TSE’s include mad cow disease, which affects bovines, and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease which affects humans. A biopsy of a tonsil showing prion protein immunostaining. Wikipedia photo.TSE’s are caused by misfolded proteins called prions, which cause cells in the brain and neural tissue to die, giving the brain a ‘spongy’ appearance.Prions diseases are always fatal, and no cure has yet been discovered. Chronic wasting disease has been reported in wild animals in 23 U.S. states, as well as in Alberta and Saskatchewan.A map showing locations where chronic wasting disease has been reported. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey.Between 2002 and 2016, biologists examined 805 heads of cervids that were hunted in the B.C. Peace Region, however, the number of submitted heads has decreased in the last few years from a high 221 in 2008 to less than 50 every year since.Patterson said that to help as an incentive, the provincial government has partnered with sporting good stores, including Backcountry in Fort St. John to launch a Chronic Wasting Disease Awareness Program. Hunters can bring in a freshly-killed deer, elk, or moose head and keep the antlers and skull plate intact at either specified depot in North Peace area: the North Peace Rod & Gun Club and the FrontCounterBC office inside the Beaton Building in Fort St. John.The depots will then give hunters a voucher to enter for a draw to win a Tikka Hunting package. There’s no limit to the number of entries, provided each animal was legally hunted and entries are submitted before December 10th.For more information, contact Backcountry in Fort St. John or the local FrontCounterBC office.last_img read more