Improvised weapons unearthed during Mazaruni Prison raid

first_imgSome of the items which were found during the searchSmuggling of prohibited items has been a perennial problem within the prison system, and this is compounded by the fact that both prison and police officers are facilitating the illegal trade.During a six-hour search conducted by ranks of the joint services on Monday at the Mazaruni Prison, several prohibited items were unearthed.Among the items were 23 nails, 22 bottles of pepper sauce, six razor blades, eight lighters, two metal spoons, 14 improvised weapons, four pieces of wire, four bottles of homemade wine, one nail clip, one transformer, one knife, four pieces of rope, one SIM card, one USB, one tweezer, one glass, 13 improvised smoking utensils, one earpiece, one metal fork, 24 disposable blades and one carved out bible use to hide a cellphone.About two weeks ago, an early morning raid at the New Amsterdam Prison by members of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service unearthed several items such as cellphones, a Rambo knife, shaving set, improvised weapons, phone chargers, metal spoons and a 27 razor blades among others.last_img read more

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BC Government says it will not slash stumpage fees to assist struggling forestry sector

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial Government has announced that it will not be slashing stumpage fees to help out British Columbia’s struggling forestry sector.According to Global News, one Okanagan Liberal MLA called on the Government this week to reduce stumpage fees, the money it charges industry to log on public land.Despite this plea, the Government says it is not interested in “wholesale” changes to the stumpage system, which it says could make it more expensive for Canadian producers to sell to the U.S. in the long run.- Advertisement -Instead, the Province plans to focus on promoting value-added forestry products and trying to increase the supply of logs, which is said to decrease the cost to mills making it easier for them to turn a profit.So far this year, an estimated 3,900 people across B.C. have been affected by mill shutdowns and curtailments.last_img read more

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Transfer report – Douglas Costa wants Juventus move over Man City and Man United

first_img Douglas Costa is keen to leave Bayern for Juventus this summer 1 Manchester City and Manchester United target Douglas Costa has decided he wants to join Juventus this summer.The two Premier League giants are big fans of the Bayern Munich schemer, who scored four times in 23 Bundesliga outings last term.A summer departure seems likely and both City and United, along with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus are all monitoring the situation.Now, according to reports in Italy, Costa has made his choice after his agent met with representatives from Juve earlier this week.The Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Brazilian now wants to join the Serie A champions, who must agree a fee with Bayern.However that will not be an easy task with the two clubs still some way from an agreement.Bayern value Costa at around £44million having splashed out £31m to land him from Shakhtar Donetsk two years ago.And £31m is the most Juve are currently willing to pay for the 26-year-old, with negotiations still ongoing.last_img read more

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DUNGLOE U13’S CAPTURE DIVISION TWO TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER FOUR MASTERS

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBa iad 9, 13, 14 agus 17 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraing ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,900 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Nan Doherty An Clochán Liath, Tony Boyle Snr Keadue, Annie Boyle Glenties, John McLoone Glenties agus Nancy McCready Loughsalt Bhain Nan Doherty as An Clochan Leith, Rita Cowley as Sheskinarone, Elizabeth Buckley as Fintown, agus Mary McDaid as Drimlaughdrid €100 ag an bhingo.Senior championship result An Clochán Liath (0-09)v(0-7) Na Cealla Beaga. Dungloe advance to the quarter final stage as group winners. Dungloe will play St Michael’s in the quarter final next Sunday evening at 7pm in Ballybofey under the lights. Senior reserve result An Clochán Liath (1-16)v(1-03) Na Cealla Beaga. The reserves also qualified for the quarter final and will play Glenties at 5:30pm also in Ballybofey next Sunday before the senior game.Under 13s: Dungloe 2-09 Four Masters 2-07. Dungloe captured the division 2 title last night in Ardara. Both teams deserve great credit for serving up a highly entertaining match which was keenly contested right to the final whistle. The first half was point for point , with Dungloe just edging ahead at half time. The atmosphere was electric with both sets of supporters very vocal which added to the novelty of playing under the Ardara clubs impressive floodlights. Half Time: Dungloe 0-06 Four Masters 0-05. Four Masters completely dominated for the first twenty minutes of the second half. Their dominance reflected on on the scoreboard as they lead 2-07/0-06 with ten minutes remaining. Dungloe then made some positional switches and substitutions which sprung them into life. Two goals in quick succession from Daire Galllagher and Ethan Ward gave them the incentive to go on and win the match. The final whistle was met with a huge cheer from players an supporters. Scorers: Ethan Ward 1-0, Daire Gallagher 1-0, Jerome Boyle 0-03, Aiden Mc Hugh 0-03, Dylan Boyle 0-02, Dominic Docherty 0-02. Man of the Match:Dominic Docherty.Dungloe GAA wish to congratulate both Kieran & Marie Sharkey on the birth of there new baby boy. Many happy returns from all at CLG An Clóchan Liath. Club 200: Series 6 – Draw 1: The winners for the 1st draw of the sixth series were as follows: 1st Evelyn Boyle Meenmore €1,000, 2nd Harry Bradley Burtonport €500, 3rd Paul O’Donnell Belcruit €300, 4th Pat McNelis Burtonport €100 and 5th Edward Wallace Chapel Road €100. Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for participating in this fund raising activity. This will go towards the developments at Rosses Park. DUNGLOE U13’S CAPTURE DIVISION TWO TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER FOUR MASTERS was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Ten brilliant bargain midfielders for your World Cup Dream Team XI

first_img 11 Spain star Isco is priced at £3.5m on the World Cup Dream Team game 11 4. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – £2mAnother top season with Ajax has gone by and the creative midfielder, who scored nine goals and laid on 15, could star in Group A. Watch out for his set-pieces too. He’s got eight goals in 15 caps for Morocco, should you need further convincing. 2.  Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) – £2.5mPlaying as a very attacking left wing-back, the Dalian Yifang player is good for a goal and assist and could do well up against Panama and Tunisia loading the bullets for Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, and Dries Mertens. 11 11 11 5. Julian Draxler (Germany) – £3.5mHe’s at the upper end of the scale on our bargains but he’s one we think is worth it in the long run, he may well be fresher than others due to a lack of games with Paris Saint-German. We expect him to nab the odd goal and assist in Russia. 11 DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HERE6. Jefferson Farfan (Peru) – £2mAt 33-year-old the ex-Schalke man might be getting on but he’s just had one of his best seasons and, funnily enough, it’s been in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow. Whether he’s played out wide or through the middle we reckon he’s good for a goal or two. 9. Isco (Spain) – £3.5mMany are suggest the Real Madrid man is an outsider for the Golden Ball should his nation go the whole way. He scored five goals in eight qualifying appearances and is a creative force too, if you have the budget space he could be handy pick up. 10. Mile Jedinak (Australia) – £1mIf you’re absolutely desperate for the cheapest option available then Aston Villa midfielder might be your man. He notched 10 goals in qualifying so has the potential to do some damage in Group C. 11 11 11 11 8. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) – £3.5mLike Draxler, he’s a top-end bargain, but cheap nonetheless when he’s feeding Cristiano Ronaldo and Andre Silva (forget his AC Milan form, he’s deadly for the national team) the ball. He’s capable of finding the net himself too. 7. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia) – £3mIf new head coach Mladen Krstajic allows him the same freedoms given to him at Lazio, he could be one of the stars of the tournament. Not one to take a game by the scruff of the neck, he’ll still pilfer goals and assists in Group E where it really is all to play for. World Cup Fantasy Football is back thanks to Dream Team and we’re busy working on our ulitmate XI.DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HEREYou’re going to want some superstars in your side, that’s a given, as you hunt for goals and assists with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar all top picks.So you might need to scrimp on cash in other areas if you do want them, and these midfielders might just save the day for your side.World Cup Fantasy Football: How to get Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in your Dream Team sideSo, here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve picked out 10 midfielders who may not be the most well known but we reckon could be bargains for your side and help you win your mini-league.1. Ousmane Dembele (France) – £3mIt appears the French are toying with a front-three of Dembele, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Our mouths are watering here at talkSPORT so we definitely think the Barcelona man represents a bargain in Russia. 3. Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) – £3mA mainstay in the South Americans’ side, he got four assists and a goal at the 2014 World Cup – a similar tally this time and he’ll be a steal for your Dream Team. 11 DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HERElast_img read more

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1ST ANNIVERARY: EAMONN HEGARTY, CRISLAMORE, BURNFOOT

first_imgHEGARTY EamonnCrislamore, Burnfoot1st Anniversary Precious memories of a loving husband, Dad and granda who died on 8th March 2014.We took our vow’s together,Said ‘’till death do us part,’’But when God came and took your hand, My whole world fell apart,No-one knows the heartache,I try so hard to hide,Only God knows how many times,I’ve broken down and cried, When I look back upon our lives,One thing makes me glad,That you chose me to share with you,The precious years we had. Loved and missed everyday by your wife Mary xx***********The angels gathered near your bed,So very close to you,For they knew the pain and suffering,That you were going through.We thought about so many things,As we held tightly to your hand,Oh how we wished that you,Were strong and happy once again.But your eyes were looking homeward,To that place beyond the sky,Where Jesus held his outstretched arms,It was time to say goodbye.We struggled with our selfish thoughts,For we wanted you to stay.So we could walk and talk again like we did just yesterday.But Jesus knew the answerAnd we knew he loved you so,So we gave to you life’s greatest gift,The gift of letting go.Sadly missed everyday, by your sons,daughters and sons-in-law.xx*******Dear God up in heaven,Please let Granda know,That we down here do not forget,We love and miss him so.Love and miss you Granda, by your grandchildren.xxxxxxSt Padre Pio Pray for himEamonn’s 1st Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at St Mura’sChurch, Fahan on Saturday 7th March, 2015, at 7:30pm.1ST ANNIVERARY: EAMONN HEGARTY, CRISLAMORE, BURNFOOT was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Burnfooteamonnhegartymemorial noticelast_img read more

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DONEGAL SCHOOL COMMENDED AT DRAGONS DEN FOR GOGRIP PENCIL HOLDER

first_imgSchoolchildren from Cloughfin National School with principal Fiona Farry and Gavin Dykes from Excited 2015.Cloughfin National School, has received an award for an education technology project at the Dragons’ Den competition as part of the Excited Digital Learning Festival in Dublin Castle at the weekend.The competition saw four schools from Limerick, Meath, Donegal and Dublin create and pitch a business idea for a new innovation, using technology in the classroom, to a panel of Dragon judges.The Donegal school pitched GoGrip, which is a pencil grip to help teach students how to hold a pencil. The grip which can slide over a regular pencil matches the exact contour for the correct holding of a pencil with special in-built dents. It also has sensors that connect to a mobile device to ensure students are holding it correctly. GoGrip replaces the large amount of teachers’ time that is spent going to individual pupils by automatically testing they are holding it the right way. GoGrip will also have an inbuilt GPS tracker to stop pencils being lost.The device will be used by 4-7 year olds and they are targeting schools and parents. The team also expect to make €7,000 in their first year.In preparation for the challenge each school received a day of training delivered by the Learnovate Centre and had a mentor assigned to help them expand their ideas. The schools held their own competition to select the best idea from their group of students. Each school team also spent a couple of hours refining their idea with mentors and preparing their presentation for the Dragons.The judges were Alan Maguire, Versari, Theresa Hagan, HMH, Stephen Howell, Microsoft and Dean Magee, Google Over 150 school students from around the country also took part in a series of workshops organised by the Science Gallery where they made their own human pianos, build and raced their own race cars and made maps of Dublin using recycled and repurposed goods. Students workshop were also delivered showing how ‘Little Bits’, which is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets, could change the teaching of physics and electronics.Saturday of the festival will see over 350 people gather for a series of talks and discussions from how local schools are using technology to communicate with other students globally, how gamification in the classroom can dramatically change learning and student engagement, the possibilities of educational technology and collaboration and finishing up with a prestation by Mona Akmal on Coding and Creativity.Students from around the country will also showcase their technology projects.The Excited Digital Learning Festival is an independent and not for profit initiative. The Excited Digital Learning Festival is supported by Science Foundation Ireland through the 2014 SFI Discover Programme Funding Call, the Department of Education & Skills, the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources and SAP.DONEGAL SCHOOL COMMENDED AT DRAGONS DEN FOR GOGRIP PENCIL HOLDER was last modified: May 25th, 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) Tags:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalExcited 2015last_img read more

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What’s Inside a Spore?  Nanotechnology

first_imgThe spores that are emitted from fungi and ferns are so tiny, the appear like dust in the wind.  Who would have ever thought such specks could exhibit nano-technological wonders like scientists have found recently:Evapo-Motors:  Scientists at U of Michigan were intrigued by how ferns turn the power of evaporation into launching pads.  The sporangia (spore ejectors) use a “microactuator” to eject the spores into the environment as they dry out.  The team was so impressed, they said “Oh, we have to build that,” and imitated the mechanism to build microchips that open and close when wetted or dried.  They think they might be able to generate electricity without batteries with this technique.Info Compactor:  Despite their minute size, spores must carry the entire genome of the species.  A Wistar Institute press release talked about that.  It’s incredible: a histone tag on the chromatin somehow signals a compaction process that reduces the already-tight fit to 5% of the original volume.  All this must be done very delicately, because spores are haploid (one strand of DNA) and much more subject to disastrous breaks.In the second article, the researchers found that a similar compaction method works in the sperm cells of animals as diverse as fruit flies and mice.  To them, this observation is “suggesting that the mechanisms governing genome compaction are evolutionarily ancient, highly conserved in species whose lineages diverged long ago.”Can we just ignore that stupid little evolutionary piddle for a moment, and enjoy the fascination of these observational facts?  The ejection method of spores in ferns is just one of many highly clever and diverse seed-spreading techniques in the plant kingdom, some of which also use desiccation to advantage, like the Scotchbroom, whose pods explode to send seeds as far as 50 feet.  A beautiful film Journey of Life illustrates some of these tricks of the plant trade and is well worth watching.    In the second story, think of how delicate and accurate this process has to be.  In the quintillions of sperm and spore cells that are produced throughout the world, most of the time the process works flawlessly.  The article did not even mention that a reverse process must also take place.  Packing is one thing, but what if you can’t unpack the information just as delicately and accurately?  Undoubtedly pollen grains have this nanotechnology, too.  A human cell can contain six feet of DNA, contained in the microscopic dot of a cell.  Many plants have even larger genomes.  A seed, sperm or spore must contain not only the entire genetic code, but the nutrients and machinery to unpack it, deliver it and protect it so that the next generation of the species can continue.  Could Darwin have known such things, one wonders how different the history of science (and politics) might have been.  Now, there’s no excuse.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Kasler joins Farm Bureau staff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ashley Kasler of Athens has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau. She will work withAshley Kaslerleaders and members of the Athens-Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence County Farm Bureaus as they address issues important to members and their communities.Kasler grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Highland County. She obtained an associate’s degree from OSU Agricultural Technical Instaitute and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. She received both the State and American Farmer degrees from FFA. Prior to joining Farm Bureau, she was employed by Heimerl Farms and was active with the Athens-Meigs Farm Bureau as a board member.She and her husband, Brent, farm with his family and are the parents of a young daughter. They attend Christ Community Wesleyan Church in Albany and are members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and American Angus Association.last_img read more

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Ohio Attorney General Yost asks to join in the Lake Erie Bill of Rights lawsuit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural & Resource Law ProgramThe Ohio Attorney General filed a motion in the Drewes Farm Partnership v. City of Toledo case seeking to intervene as a plaintiff alongside the Drewes Farm Partnership. The motion argues that the state of Ohio has a significant interest in the protection of Lake Erie, along with a significant interest in supporting Ohio’s agricultural, environmental, and natural resources laws.The motion further argues that Toledo’s LEBOR charter amendment contradicts Ohio’s “multi-faceted statutory, regulatory, and civil and criminal enforcement programs that control water pollution,” along with the Ohio Constitution’s limitations on municipal authority. Prior to this motion to intervene, we had not seen an official statement or action by the State of Ohio regarding LEBOR, and this motion demonstrates that the state believes that LEBOR infringes on its rights.last_img read more

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