Police unearth 27.2kg ganja in NA house

first_imgPolice have unearthed some 27.2kg of marijuana in New Amsterdam, Berbice.Reports are a team of Police ranks stationed in Berbice, acting on information received, swooped down on the suspect’s two-story East Bank Berbice residence about 11:15h and conducted a search of his presence.The ganja which was found in the New Amsterdam, Berbice house on WednesdayAccording to Police, 16 taped parcels of compressed cannabis were found. The Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice resident who was arrested has been on the Police’s radar for “quite a while” Police said.Guyana Times was told that the house is owned by someone who was wanted for the gunning down of a man in Queenstown, Georgetown.last_img read more

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Brendan Rodgers admits he’s ‘not sure’ about Liverpool star’s future

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers admits he’s ‘not sure’ whether Mario Balotelli will still be a Liverpool player next season.The Italian was left out of the Reds’ pre-season squad for the tour of south east Asia and Australia – and is instead training back at the club’s Melwood base.The £16m striker, who started just 10 league games last season, angered some Liverpool supporters on Monday when he publicly congratulated former team-mate Raheem Sterling on his debut goal for Manchester City.And, speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Rodgers claims he’s uncertain what the future holds for the former AC Milan hitman.“I’m not sure – that’ll be entirely up to Mario,” the Northern Irishman said. “He’s working very hard to get fit and that’s something we’ll see when the season begins.“Mario’s obviously not on the tour, but he’s been training well back at Melwood with a number of other players.” Brendan Rodgers with Mario Balotelli last_img read more

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AND THE WINNER OF THE ONE DIRECTION CONCERT TICKETS IS …….

first_imgOne DirectionWe received literally hundreds of entries to our free One Direction concert tickets competition.Unfortunately there could only be one winner but we will have many more free competitions in the comings week and months.The winner of the tickets is Una Mc Devitt of 3 Chapel Hill, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. We will be contacting Una today so she can arrange to collect her tickets.Thanks to everyone who emailed in the correct answer which was ‘Niall Horan is the Irish member of One Direction.’AND THE WINNER OF THE ONE DIRECTION CONCERT TICKETS IS ……. was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 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:competitionconcert ticketsCroke ParkdonegalDonegal DailyfreeOne Directionlast_img read more

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“West Wing” actor John Spencer dies of heart attack

first_img Service and funeral arrangements were pending, Hofmann said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Spencer, who also starred on “L.A. Law” as attorney Tommy Mullaney, received an Emmy Award for his performance on “The West Wing” in 2002 and was nominated four other times for the drama. The actor mirrored his character in several ways: both were recovering alcoholics and both, Spencer once said, were driven. “Like Leo, I’ve always been a workaholic, too,” he told The Associated Press in a 2000 interview. “Through good times and bad, acting has been my escape, my joy, my nourishment. The drug for me, even better than alcohol, was acting.” Spencer grew up in Paterson, N.J., the son of blue-collar parents. With his enrollment at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan, he was sharing classes with the likes of Liza Minnelli and budding violinist Pinchas Zukerman. As a teenager, Spencer landed a recurring role on “The Patty Duke Show” as the boyfriend of English twin Cathy. Stage and film work followed. Then his big break: playing Harrison Ford’s detective sidekick in the 1990 courtroom thriller “Presumed Innocent.” That role led to his hiring for the final four years of “L.A. Law.” LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Spencer, who played a dedicated politico on “The West Wing” who survived a serious illness to run for vice president, died of a heart attack Friday, his publicist said. Spencer, 58, died at a Los Angeles hospital, said publicist Ron Hofmann. He would have been 59 next week. Spencer played Leo McGarry, the chief of staff to President Jeb Bartlet (Martin Sheen) through the first few seasons of the NBC series. In a sad parallel to life, his character suffered a heart attack that forced him to give up his White House job. The character recovered and was picked as a running mate for Democratic presidential contender Matt Santos, played by Jimmy Smits; the campaign has been a central theme this season for the drama.last_img read more

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Rajiv continues to impress, wins Kalangala rally

first_img Tags: autocross/enduro championshipRajiv RupareliaSudhir Ruparelia Rajiv has now won two races in under a month. (PHOTO/File)Rajiv Ruparelia won the six round of the autocross/enduro championship held in Kalangala on Saturday.This is his second victory on the trot following triumph in the club rally championship (CRC), in Hoima recently.Rajiv and his co-driver Enoch Olinga won in a time of 4:56 ahead of Andy Musoke’s 5:13.The duo’s fine debut season is not only the talk in town but continues to attract a growing fan base including Rajiv’s dad, Sudhir Ruparelia who is impressed by his son’s results.Comments last_img read more

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Ex-Raider, current student Antonio Brown seeks assistance for English paper, Twitter is highly amused

first_img Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers Related Articles Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon “Used to be I couldn’t spell ‘undergraduate.’ Now I are one.”— AnonymousErstwhile Steelers, Raiders and Patriots receiver Antonio Brown, re-enrolled in Central Michigan University for about a week now, has learned something.There’s a play clock in academia, too. …last_img

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SA and US to educate executives

first_imgStellenbosch University’s business school now offers business leaders a unique opportunity to boost their leadership skills. (Image: Stellenbosch Writers)Janine ErasmusBusiness leaders looking to improve their skills can now benefit from a new partnership agreement between the internationally accredited Business School at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape and the US-based Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).This is not the first such partnership into which the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) has entered, as it already has well-established partnerships with over 50 top business schools in the US, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.However, the newest agreement sees the American institution setting up shop for the first time in Africa in partnership with USB Executive Development, a public company within the USB that focuses on public and customised programmes, strategic consulting, and leadership and organisational development.Working with USB Executive Development, the CCL will offer its highly acclaimed five-day programme on leadership development, starting in August 2008. The programme, which accommodates a maximum of 24 students, is aimed at mid- to senior-level managers who wish to become more effective leaders.This is achieved through an intensive programme of assessment, group discussions, self-reflection, small group activities and personal coaching. The goal is to produce more capable leaders who are willing to enhance their leadership abilities by listening to feedback from others and taking positive action accordingly.The CCL has agreements with other institutions in Europe and Asia, as well as North America, and according to Kim Lafferty, CCL European regional director, has previously looked into establishing a presence in Africa. At the instigation of USB Executive Development CEO Frik Landman the channels were opened and the partnership sealed.“With its focus on leadership underpinned by decades of research, the Center for Creative Leadership is unique among executive education providers,” said Landman. “When the deliberation around leadership is only an intellectual exercise, it serves none but the esoteric few. The laboratory of leadership is life and African life tests our leadership daily. I’m convinced that CCL will help us to tap into the vitality and spirit of our own emerging leaders.”The CCL agrees. “When taking a closer look at most Africans’ day-to-day lives, one can see that possibilities and opportunities are either lost or forgotten simply because of a lack of leadership skill,” said the organisation’s Simon Rweyongoza, Project Manager for Africa. “Our work on the continent so far convinces us that our leadership programs can make a difference.”“This will be the first time we run an open programme in Africa,” added Lafferty. “We have always looked at the region and wondered about the best way to have a presence there. Our partnership with USB offers us an easy way in.”International accreditationThe partnerships that USB has already established have resulted in a number of collaborative academic programmes and research projects. The USB also engages in exchange programmes with its educational partners.The USB is one of only two business schools on the African continent to receive the top rating of “universal business schools with major international influence” in the first Eduniversal survey of the world’s leading 1 000 business schools, released in early 2008. The other school is associated with the University of Cape Town.The Eduniversal Official Selection positions schools according to universality, quality and international recognition. Deans of business schools from around the world were asked to recommend schools in various countries from an informed point of view, and thus were only required to vote on those they could recommend with authority. There were more than 4 000 business schools and universities under consideration. From 2008 onwards Eduniversal survey results will be released every two years.The USB has also received two major international accreditations. It was the first business school in Africa to be granted accreditation from EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and later became the first South African university business school to receive AMBA accreditation from the UK-based Association of MBAs.The USB has since been granted membership of the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration, and is the first, and to date the only non-European school to be admitted.The CCL, meanwhile, has received a number eight ranking in the Financial Times‘ survey, released in May 2008, of the best executive schools around the world. This is the fourth consecutive top ten ranking for the institution on the survey.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.comhis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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FDA report on antibiotics validates work by U.S. pig farmers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why the findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals came as no surprise, but as a validation of the hard work U.S. pig farmers have put in to reduce the overall need for antibiotics while still protecting the health and welfare of the pigs under their care.“This report, which still is based on sales and not actual usage, supports what we already know at the farm level — we’re using fewer antibiotics overall today because we’re committed to reducing the need for them while protecting the health and welfare of our animals,” said Terry O’Neel, National Pork Board president. “When we must use antibiotics, we work closely with our veterinarians to ensure that we use them according to the FDA-approved label.”Veterinarian Dave Pyburn, vice president of science and technology at the National Pork Board, says the new report must be viewed for what it is — an estimate of antibiotic use and not a literal measure of use at the farm level. He also points out the inherent size and longevity differences between cattle, pigs and poultry when looking at antibiotic use. Different species will obviously face additional health challenges due to longevity. For example, a broiler chicken typically goes to market in about six weeks, whereas for pigs it’s about six months and for beef cattle it’s 18 months.“Unfortunately, the FDA report is not truly reflective of overall antibiotic usage by species because the pharmaceutical companies don’t record sales by species,” Pyburn said. “Secondly, the report does not include species-specific data regarding ionophores in its results, making its estimate about which species use more antibiotics than another less than precise. For example, pig farmers use almost no ionophores, but poultry and beef producers use a fair amount of that class of antibiotics.”Despite its species-specific shortcomings, the FDA report clearly shows that the overall usage of antibiotics in livestock is the lowest since 2009. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics reports, America’s pig farmers produced over five million more market hogs in 2016 than in 2009 and market weights increased by 16 pounds in that period. Those figures suggest that today’s pig farmers are using far less total antibiotics per pound of pork produced.“As a scientist, I’m very excited about the work America’s pig farmers have funded to help us get a more precise handle on antibiotic usage,” said public health veterinarian Heather Fowler, director of producer and public health with the National Pork Board. “We’ve been collaborating with some of the best researchers in the world on developing on-farm metrics, so that we can make additional progress in antibiotic stewardship in a way that has a tangible and positive outcome for the health of people, pigs and the planet.”According to Fowler, the National Pork Board’s work with researchers on creating novel on-farm antibiotic use metrics will advance more quickly in 2018 since much of the groundwork has been completed. Likewise, similar work has been done by the U.S. poultry and beef industries.Fowler believes ongoing collaboration with academia, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations is the best way to move forward in solving the complex issue of antibiotic resistance. She points to the Pork Checkoff’s ongoing work and collaboration with partners such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the global One Health initiative. Also, long-time industry programs such as PQA Plus have put even more focus on antibiotic stewardship today, which complements the Checkoff’s investment of more than $6 million for antibiotic-related studies since 2000.From a farmer perspective, O’Neel said 2017 has been another milestone in antibiotic stewardship.“While some of our detractors may think it’s only legislation or new rules that move us to act, we know differently,” he said. “The data that we are seeing in this FDA report shows that livestock producers were reducing the need and usage of antibiotics prior to the enactment of the FDA guidances going into effect on Jan. 1. It also reflects our ongoing dedication and competency as pig farmers to practice good antibiotic stewardship.”last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 27, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry today and tomorrow statewide. High pressure will dominate and control the region. We should see south winds develop on the backside of the high later tomorrow into the weekend.We are going to go ahead and make the weekend mostly dry in our forecast this morning. We won’t rule out a spotty shower or two between midnight tomorrow night and sunrise tomorrow morning over the northern third of the state, and the same kind of set up may develop 24 hours later for early Sunday morning. Other than that, the rest of the weekend and the rest of the state will be looking at partly to mostly sunny skies and a pleasant weekend. We see dry weather spill over into the start of next week too for Monday.Our next system brings scattered showers for Tuesday. Right now, we will keep a second small wave of moisture for Wednesday into Thursday of next week but will grant that models this morning are a little less excited about that second wave. We want to see a little more data before making any forecast change and will make those changes to the forecast tomorrow morning ahead of the weekend. We will keep the low end of the rain range for the combined period at .25” but will drop the top end of the range down to .75” at this time. Any further tweaking of the forecast comes tomorrow morning. The map at right depicts a snapshot of our precipitation set up around sunrise Tuesday morning.We go back to dry weather for the finish of the week Friday and Saturday, and then start off the 11-16 day extended period with dry weather for Saturday and for Sunday morning. From there, we are making some changes to our extended forecast. Dry, high pressure looks to get locked up farther north, and we instead see some significant rains (.5”-2”) over the state from Sunday afternoon through Monday (the 7th and 8th). Those rains are not completely unexpected. Models had been trying to put a front in there around the 7th and 8th for the better part of the past week. Where our bigger change is coming is for the balance of the extended forecast window. We can see scattered showers linger for the 9th through the 11th, and they can bring another .25”-1” of moisture over the three days combined. With no changes going forward, this would mean a more lengthy slow down in harvest in early October. There is plenty of time for this front to modify and for us to move back to a drier forecast…but for now we are making the change to a more active pattern.last_img read more

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14 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

first_imgFourteen Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday, a senior official said.He said a team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, carried out the operation.“Fourteen Naxals were killed in the encounter. Combing operations are still on,” Sharad Shelar, Inspector General of Police, said.He said the combing operation, which started in the morning, was currently underway at Tadgaon forest in Bhamragad, around 750 kilometres from Mumbai.The official said that two district-level “commanders” of the proscribed outfit, identified as Sainath and Sainyu, were among those killed in the encounter.Director General of Police Satish Mathur congratulated the C-60 team which carried out the encounter.“This is a major operation against Naxals in recent times,” Mr. Mathur told PTI.last_img read more

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