Caretaker charged for $1.9M theft

first_imgA caretaker, who allegedly stole $1.9 million worth of jewellery and cash from her employer, made her first court appearance on Monday.Carla AgarForty-year-old Carla Agar appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where she denied the theft charge.The charge alleged that on September 3, 2019 at Festival City, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, she stole from the dwelling home of Ayoba Watson $1.5M and $400,000 in jewellery.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel did not object to bail; however, she asked that conditions be applied. The Magistrate released the woman on $250,000 bail. As a condition for bail, she was instructed to lodge her passport with the court and report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday until the conclusion of her trial.The case will continue on September 23.last_img read more

Progress with planting, Chinese trade and prices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileWhat a difference a year makes! This year producers were unfortunately treated to cool, wet weather for much of April, following an extended winter. Corn and soybean planting progress for Ohio was virtually nil at the end of April. While producers were not pleased with weather conditions they certainly had time to get planters and tillage equipment even better prepared for the push that finally came in early May. The two-week delayed start, in a weird twist, seems to have improved producers’ attitudes compared to last year. Gone were the major frustrations of last spring that brought the unwelcome task of replanting corn and soybeans to reach desired plant population levels for optimum yields. Gone were the added stress levels brought about by replanting two or even three times as nagging rains continued to come out of nowhere. Instead, this year there was unexpected overall efficient planting progress made during the first two weeks of May. Many were estatic at the excellent planting progress for their farms.At this writing on May 18, producers had not yet seen any hints of a U.S. weather market with the typical huge price swings, both up and down. However, there have already been huge price swings as the U.S./China trade concerns and talks have been ongoing for two months. A common thread seen in numerous analysts’ comments are that price activity during a trade war has violent price swings, similar to those seen with weather markets. Weather can fluctuate producers’ outlooks between glee and gloom multiple times in a span of just days. On again, off again trade talk progress can be a dizzying process to understand.May 18 brought about a huge change in China’s trade policy with the U.S. They withdrew their anti-dumping claims against U.S. sorghum. The U.S. had been expected to export 6 to 7 million tons of sorghum to China prior to their imposing anti-dumping duties. The U.S. had already shipped 4.3 million tons before the duties were announced. With U.S. sorghum again flowing to China, it prompts the scenario of U.S. feedgrains shrinking, resulting in larger amounts of corn being fed to livestock.The May 10 USDA Supply and Demand Report yielded neutral implications for corn and bullish implications for soybeans. New crop 2018 soybeans were estimated at 415 million bushels, 120 million bushels below trade expectations. That surprise was the bullish slant for soybeans. Further examination reveals USDA estimated 2018-2019 US soybean exports of 2.29 billion bushels, a jump of 225 million bushels above 2017-2018 USDA export estimates, an increase of 10%. Such an increase would seem extremely suspect given the continuing uncertainty as the U.S./China trade issues have not been yet resolved.While producers attitudes are the best seen in months with the excellent corn and soybean planting seen at mid-May, those sentiments are not rampant throughout the entire agricultural sector. Bankers in general have been turning down agricultural loans this past winter and spring. The farm slump of declining revenues has entered its fifth year. Livestock producers have seen a sharp decline in cattle prices over $60 since late 2014 while the hog price declines are over 40% since the summer of 2014.As time marches on this summer, remember that unexpected uncertainty brings confusion. Bull markets do not have their thrust in prolonged periods of uncertainty. Continuing trade talks or trade wars are a no win situation for producers and are not bullish. While stability can be boring, it is the desired event.Don’t give up on corn long term. Brazil’s corn production could easily be reduced further. Dry weather concerns in China’s northeast major growing area could reduce their production as well. World corn stocks to usage could be the tightest in 45 years. World corn ending stocks in 2016-17 were 227 million tons. USDA’s current projections for 2018-19 are 159 million tons while some suggest they could drop to 140 million tons.Mid-May weather issues in the US, Canada, Russia, and Australia are once again providing higher prices for wheat. The Black Sea region is the largest wheat exporter in the world. Current weather forecasts suggest their dryness is no longer just a few days event. Instead, it could last for weeks.last_img read more

POLL: What Location-Based Mobile App(s) Will You Use During SXSW?

first_imgTags:#Features#Location#mobile#Polls#web jolie odell The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Last year, Foursquare was called the break-out mobile app of the conference by more than one tech journalist.This year, a new contender has appeared – Austin’s native Gowalla. And Brightkite is still hanging on to the LBS community, if only by a thread of loyal users – but they still offer more features than some of their better-known competitors.Which do you use now? And when your attention is at a premium during one of the year’s most popular geek conferences, which app or apps will you use to collect badges, connect with friends, and find out where the party really is?Gowalla’s main weakness might be that they haven’t yet developed an Android or Blackberry application. WordPress Bible author Aaron Brazell noted that while many see the iPhone as the “Jesus phone,” that doesn’t change the fact that “any company who has a business model built around… iPhone is nucking futs.”While many of us use the mobile version of the site and patiently wait for a native app for non-iPhone devices, Foursquare’s been our go-to check-in service for quite some time. And their response to us on Twitter suggests they may see themselves as a comfortable incumbent at this point.Both of the services we’ve mentioned also have special, built-in incentives for users at SXSW. Gowalla in particular has announced an interesting promotion. For their flagship “Tiki Room” event, the app will “be scattering hundreds of Tiki Room Digital VIP Passes around downtown Austin. The only way to get yours is to check in with Gowalla at other Austin venues and SXSW events.”Last year, Foursquare also had special badges for SXSW, such as “Panel Nerd”, “Karaoke RV” and “Porky” (for BBQ lovers, in particular). They even made a custom badge for attendees of Digg’s party and Diggnation live show.And while Brightkite may not have the game mechanics and rewards of other apps, it does give us the ability to upload photos in addition to text when checking into various locations – a tool we’ve found very handy when screening new venues for ambience.So, which app or apps will you be using during SXSW? Vote in the poll, and let us know the “why” of your choice in the comments. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

24 years later, Bombay HC restores land to legal heirs of tenant

first_imgTwenty four years after the death of the original tenant and landlord, the Bombay High Court recently granted relief to the legal heir of the tenant by quashing an order passed by Maharashtra Revenue Tribunal (MRT) that had refused possession of agricultural land to the tenant.The case pertains to one Tatya Ahirekar, landlord of agricultural lands (suit lands), in Vikhale village, Koregaon taluka, Satara, and Jaisingh Ahirekar his tenant. Mr. Tatya obtained a certificate under Maharashtra Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act on July 10, 1962, on the grounds that the eight plots of lands did not exceed the economic holding and that the total annual income of the landlord did not exceed ₹1500.Jaisingh died on September 23, 1980. Mr. Tatya thereafter made an application seeking a negative declaration that Jaisingh was not the tenant. However, the Agricultural Land Tribunal (ALT) dismissed the landlord’s application holding that Jaisingh had cultivation rights of the said land.Jaisingh’s heirs filed an application before the sub-divisional officer, Koregaon for restoration of possession of suit lands. After holding an enquiry, the sub-divisional officer, allowed the application and said, “though the landlord was a certificated landlord, the possession of the suit lands was not obtained in accordance to the Act.” The ALT found that Jaisingh was in cultivation of the suit lands and the said finding has attained finality.The officer held, “the claim of the landlords that they have obtained possession of the suit lands from the tenants was held to be unsustainable as the landlords were not entitled to take possession of the tenanted lands.”The officer allowed the application and directed the landlords to evict themselves from the suit lands and restore possession to the tenants.Tatya’s legal heirs challenged the order before MRT and it passed an order on October 20, 1994, that Jaisingh was not in possession of the suit lands and relied upon a statement made by Tatya that “he was personally cultivating the suit lands since many years”.After Tatya’s death, legal heirs of Jaisingh moved the high court on November 6, 1995. A single bench of N.J. Jamadar recently held that “MRT was not at all justified in recording the finding on the basis of a lame claim of voluntary surrender of the suit lands by the original tenant, without anything more. It is more so for the reason that the tenant has been claiming that the landlord unlawfully dispossessed him of the suit lands.”The Bench quashed the order passed by the MRT and said, “I am conscious of the time-lag. However, in view of the perfunctory manner in which MRT has rendered the order, there is no other go but to remit the matter back to MRT for fresh consideration.”last_img read more

a month agoTottenham see Southgate as top replacement for Pochettino

first_imgTottenham see Southgate as top replacement for Pochettinoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see England boss Gareth Southgate as their top replacement for Mauricio Pochettino if the Argentine quits the club.Spurs chiefs believe Southgate’s relationship with the club’s England stars would make him the ideal successor to Pochettino, who increasingly looks as though he is in his last season at Tottenham, says the Mirror.Pochettino said before last season’s Champions League final that he could might leave if Tottenham lifted the European Cup – as it would have been the culmination of a five-year project.And speculation Real Madrid will come in for him refuses to go away, with Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane already feeling the pressure after returning to the La Liga giants.Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Eric Dier have all made huge strides with England under Southgate’s tutelage.And that made him the perfect candidate when Pochettino’s comments in the lead-up to the Champions League final forced Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to consider potential replacements. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States interior strength paying dividends for team success early

Forward Jae’Sean Tate attempts a lay-up in the Buckeyes’ 80-55 win over Northeastern on Sunday. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s lineup has held a size advantage over every opponent played through its first three games.But against Northeastern, the Buckeyes found themselves in an unfamiliar position. They were the shorter team. Position-by-position, there was not a single Buckeye-starter taller than the Huskie-starters, and only at one position was the size equal.It didn’t seem to matter, though. For its fourth-straight game, Ohio State dominated the interior, out-rebounding Northeastern 38-29 and vastly out-producing the Huskies in the paint, holding an advantage of 48-26 in points in the paint. Northeastern head coach Bill Coen said while his team held the advantage in height over the Buckeyes, it was the girth and tenacity of the Buckeyes that proved the difference-maker.“They got some wide-bodies and they can carve out space in and around the basket and it’s hard to move them out once they gain position,” Coen said after the game. “You look at a guy like Charles Barkley, he’s not 7-foot, but he could rebound because he’s got a low center of gravity and he can wedge in there and create space for himself. They’ve got some tough body types, the matchup too. I think really good physical strength and they were able to hold their position and game position.”The weight advantage did not extend to every player the Buckeyes had, however. Center Micah Potter and guards Musa Jallow and C.J. Jackson did not hold a size advantage over their counterparts.However, Ohio State’s top-rebounders, forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop, both came in with significant weight advantages over their opposite numbers. As a result, both players proved to be explosive threats for the Buckeyes in the post. The two were the game’s leading scorers with 24 and 19 points, respectively. The domination in the paint began right out of the gate from Tate, who bullied his way through defenders in the game’s opening minutes. He opened the game up with a layup after he saw no one open to pass to and followed that up shortly after with a short-range jumper. About five minutes into the game, Tate had 11 points — all coming from plays in the post.Bates-Diop also put together a dominating performance inside. Of his 19 points, eight came from a pair of layups, a short-range jumper and a dunk with one free-throw coming off an and-1 on a layup and two other free-throws coming from fouls inside the paint.Tate said strong play inside has become a mantra for he and Bates-Diop this season, but also said his teammates interior play has assisted the two forwards.“Me and Keita were very effective [inside],” Tate said. “Some people call a matchup problem and just out teammates, the point guard, C.J. [Jackson] being aware of the mismatch in the situations, he’s doing a great job of that.”Ohio State has been no stranger to dominating inside this season. Before this game, Ohio State held a 138-66 advantage in paint points and had out-rebounded opponents 135-85. Of Ohio State’s 259 points total, 53.3 percent of them came from inside.Part of the reason Ohio State has been so productive in the paint has been its ability to recover offensive rebounds. The Buckeyes are tied for 38th in the country with an average of 15 offensive rebounds per game.Head coach Chris Holtmann said his team last year at Butler was a strong defensive rebounding team, but it was one of the worst at collecting rebounds off the offensive glass. The now-Ohio State head coach said he thinks this team has a chance to be an all-around great team at gather rebounds.“We have a chance to be a pretty good rebounding team,” Holtmann said. “We better be good defensive rebounding. We were a good defensive rebounding at Butler as well, but I think we have the potential to be good on both ends if we pursue the ball like we need to. Because we have some guys that have a natural nose for the ball.”With several other big men like forwards Kaleb Wesson and Kyle Young at 6-foot-9, 270 pounds and 6-foot-8, 205 pounds, respectively, Ohio State has plenty of size to continue to beat up on most teams throughout the season and dominate in the paint and on the glass.The Buckeyes might not be able to do that in their next matchup, however. They are going to be traveling to Portland, Oregon, to take on Gonzaga, a team Holtmann said was big last season and has continued to dominate its opponents with size this season.Going up against one of the first teams that will truly have Ohio State beat in size in both height and girth, Ohio State could be faced with its first real challenge this season.“Well I think we’re going to learn a lot about kind of our tenacity when it comes to pursuing the ball in those situations,” Holtmann said. “They’re always kind of one of the biggest teams both in size and in physicality in the country. Last year they were massive. This year, they’re big as well and they’re really organized and they’re older. They don’t beat themselves.“I think as much as anything, it’s going to test us in a lot of ways, but it’s going to test our pursuit of the ball and our tenacity and how tough-minded we are.” read more

Fire at Potters cay Dock

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fireatpotterscaydock, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 10, 2017 – Nassau – A container is reported to be on fire on this morning at Potter’s Cay Dock, sending plumes of black smoke up and over the Paradise Island Bridge in Nassau.Assistant Police Commissioner Walter Evans confirmed that a team of firefighters was on the scene. Reports are also that a Cat Island Air fuel truck collided with another, beneath the bridge on Potter’s Cay dock.A man identified as Neil Armstrong was transported to Doctors Hospital, after suffering 80% degree burns on the scene of the fire.  reports are that he was transferring 2000 gallon of fuels by using a fuel transfer pump to transfer fuel from one truck the other for Cat Island Air.Video Playerhttp://magneticmediatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/WhatsApp-Video-2017-05-10-at-9.57.38-AM.mp400:0000:0000:05Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img #magneticmedianews#fireatpotterscaydocklast_img read more

Paper Maker Faces Stock Delisting

first_imgMemphis, Tennessee-based magazine paper producer Verso Paper said it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that the company has fallen below its listing standard and faces delisting.According to NYSE’s standards, Verso’s average market capitalization over a 30-day period needs to be at least $75 million. As of December 11, Verso’s 30-day average market cap was roughly $65.4 million, the company said.Verso has 45 days (from December 11, the day it was notified) to submit a plan that demonstrates its ability to regain compliance with NYSE’s standards. In a statement, Verso said it plans to respond “in a timely fashion.”Through the first nine months, Verso reported a net loss of $29.2 million, up from a $103.4 million loss during the same period last year.last_img read more

Noakhali road crash kills 5

first_imgAt least five people were killed and another injured as a bus collided head-on with an auto-rickshaw in Noakhali’s Dorbeshpur on Begumganj-Maijdi Road on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were Khadiza Begum, 40, wife of Badal Mia of Muzahidpur village in Begumganj upazila, her daughter Kamrunnahar Poli, 20, and Sohiduzzaman Sakib, 19, son of Omar Faruq of Darbespur village, Md Ibrahim Razu, 40, son of Omar Faruk of Wasiqpur village and auto-rickshaw driver Masud, 25.Witnesses said a Sonapur-bound bus of ‘Shugandha Paribahan’ collided head on with an auto-rickshaw around 2:00pm leaving six people injured.The injured were rushed to Noakhali General Hospital where the physicians declared three of them dead while another succumbed to his injuries later in the day, said Firoz Molla, officer-in-charge of Begumganj police station.The injured were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) as their conditions deteriorated, said Mohiuddin Md Abdul Azim, a resident medical officer of the hospital.Meanwhile, auto-rickshaw driver Masud succumbed to his injuries near Kanchpur area while he was being taken to DMCH.Police seized the bus, but its driver managed to flee the scene immediately after the incident, he added.last_img read more

Campaign against HFDHPD Pay Parity Program to Prevent Lead Poisoning And Sidestepping

first_imgThursday, September 6, 2018Top afternoon stories:Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner.Turner kicks off campaign against HFD-HPD pay parityThe battle is heating up over Houston’s Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that would grant firefighters equal pay with police officers of equivalent ranks. Mayor Sylvester Turner opposes the measure. On Wednesday night, he held the first of a dozen town halls to make his case to the voters.Houston firefighters’ pay has risen only 3 percent since 2011. “We have committed to moving the needle so that Houston firefighters don’t start out making $28,000 vs. a Houston police officer making $42,000,” said Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.Mayor Turner said the firefighters deserve a raise. But he argues that granting them full parity would amount to a 25 percent salary increase and would cost the city nearly $300 million. That figure would go up if, as expected, the city negotiates a pay raise for police when their contract expires at the end of this year.Lancton disputed Turner’s math. “Nowhere on the petition [for the ballot initiative] does it say anything about a 25 percent pay raise,” said Lancton. “All firefighters have asked for is to be treated fairly and to be treated equally.”JeepersMedia/FlickrLead poisoning can happen when young children eat chipped-off pieces of lead paint.Harris County launches program to prevent lead poisoningHarris County Public Health (HCPH) announced Thursday its new Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) aimed at reducing lead exposure and poisoning among children in Harris County.According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 1,016 children had elevated blood lead levels in 2016.The program will provide lead testing at two Harris County WIC locations (Antoine and Shaver), as well as case coordination for children with high levels lead of lead, to identify the lead source and ensure the poisoning discontinues.Additionally, it also entails educational outreach to the public on the dangers and prevention of lead poisoning and information to medical providers on recommendations and requirements for lead testing.It is also creating a database to track, evaluate and monitor county cases. Most families affected by lead poisoning are low-income.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.US plans to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant childrenThe Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally.The Homeland Security Department announced proposed regulations that would terminate the so-called Flores agreement that requires the government to keep children in the least-restricted setting and required their release generally after 20 days in detention.The 1997 case that spawned the agreement will almost certainly land back in court. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected a request by administration lawyers this summer to allow for longer family detention.The agreement became an issue during a “zero-tolerance” policy enforced at the border to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing illegally. Sharelast_img read more