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Three men on Monday made appearances at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on separate rape and sexual assault charges.Lakeram Persaud, 50, of Bartica, Essequibo, was remanded to prison after he was read a charge which alleged that he raped a 12-year-old girl.The charge, which was read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, stated that he engaged in sexual penetration of a child under 16 years old earlier this year in Bartica. The unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for May 11.Meanwhile, 37-year-old Deo Chand was fined 0,000 on a sexual assault charge. While the details of the charge were not revealed, it was explained that the defendant will serve a default two-year jail term if he failed to pay the fine. He was also placed on 12 months’ probation.Finally, Leonard Rodrigues was placed on 0,000 bail after he appeared before Chief Magistrate McLennan charged with the rape of a minor. The charge against him read that between December 28 and December 30, 2015 at Heaven Hill, Water Front, Port Kaituma, he raped a girl under the age of 16. The matter was transferred to the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court for May 14.
As the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) withdraws, the creation of community watch teams is rapidly spreading in Monrovia and its environs in direct response to the increasing incidents of armed robberies, security analysts have confirmed to the Daily Observer.The UNMIL drawdown ends on June 30, 2016.In addition to armed robberies are ‘heart men’ activities have also escalated in many parts of the country as the 2017 general elections draw closer and contenders for political office engage in the sacrifice of body parts to fulfil their ambitions. In separate armed robbery incidents in Morris Farm and Wood Camp communities in Paynesville in April, armed robbers made away with cash and property valued at thousands of Liberian and United States dollars.In one of the two incidents, a resident of Morris Farm identified as Bob Aaron Sattie sustained a serious ear injury.Mr. Sattie, a Sierra Leonean national, disclosed that US$3,500 and L$150,000 were taken away by the armed robbers.Many residents interviewed fear that with the UNMIL drawdown next month, the armed robbers will step up their attacks against homes and businesses unless the security agencies are able to step into the vacancy and protect citizens and residents.Fatorma B. Siafa, 54, of Wood Camp said the community will buttress the efforts of the Liberia National Police’s (LNP) night time patrols in their area.“It is difficult, if not impossible, for police officers to always be present in every corner of our city,” Mr. Siafa reasoned.Beatrice M. Williams, 44, also of Morris Farm, said the community watch teams should be provided with basic security training to be able to protect the residents.Businessman Joe B. Washington, 65, of ELWA King Gray Community told the Daily Observer that the community watch team initiative will greatly enhance the work of LNP officers in preventing and combating armed robberies.“Armed robberies could be minimized in Monrovia through a community based collaborative initiative such as watch teams involving community residents,” said Mr. Washington.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Early Sunday morning at about 1 AM, the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of two youths breaking intoa vehicle in the area of 117th Ave and 89A Street in Fort St. John. RCMP identified the footprints of the suspects around 25 other vehicles. Police preformed patrols- Advertisement -and apprehended the youths, however the RCMP are asking anyone with information about this incident to come forward.Call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or the local detachment number, 250-787-8140.
The earlier measure confused some people with its potential annual cost-of-living increases tied to the fluctuating Consumer Price Index. A fixed increase is being considered in the new proposal. It’s not yet clear how “open space” would be defined in the new proposal and whether it would include land for active or passive parks. Wilk said the definition will be clear in an engineer’s report, due within the month. Henry Schultz, a vice chairman of the local Sierra Club chapter and key member of the new Santa Clarita Valley Environmental Coalition, said limits should be placed on the purchase of land designated for parks. “You could allow maybe up to 25 percent for parkland; that would be my view,” he said. “The measure’s going to need to specify this money is going to be used for the purchase of land only, as opposed to maintenance.” A committee to oversee the special district would be formed. If the council approves the engineer’s report in April, it could create a separate resolution spelling out the terms of the election and laying out policies, such as how a citizens audit committee would operate, Wilk said. email@example.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – City leaders are considering a new measure to preserve open space after an earlier version was soundly defeated by voters. Polling suggests ample support exists for preserving rugged land around Santa Clarita, and the City Council could decide tonight whether the time has come – again – to form a special district. “We’ve tried to do as much as possible so we can start sprinting as soon as the City Council gives us direction,” said Scott Wilk, the consultant overseeing the proposed measure. Wilk might not be kidding about the mad dash. Should the council approve the plan tonight, it could prepare to approve an engineer’s report on April 24, and ballots could be issued around May 25, setting off a 45-day rush to the finish. City officials have long championed the concept of encircling Santa Clarita with a greenbelt, but they’re banned from advocating the ballot measure. Wilk, the former district director for U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is steering the community-based committee that’s raising funds for the new effort. Should the council act as he requests tonight, Wilk could start setting up informational community meetings immediately. In November 2005, the city’s proposed $25-a-year special assessment was soundly defeated. “No” sentiment was strong among mobile home park owners, apartment building owners, utility companies and owners of large parcels of land. Valencia property owners were the most supportive, followed in order by counterparts in Newhall, Saugus and Canyon Country. In November, the City Council approved $100,000 to fund consultants and engineering studies for the new effort. Countering criticism that the prior proposal was vague and confusing, the new measure calls for a $25-a-year assessment for each single family home, no more than a $1-a-year adjustment, a term of 30 years and a focus on buying and conserving undeveloped land. The flat rate of $25 per single-family home could be used to borrow $23.4 million immediately, said Darren Hernandez, the city’s treasurer. A $1-a-year increase would support a $34.6 million bond issue. In either case, the assessment would sunset after 30 years.
CONTRACTS: The sluggish pace has led TV studios to begin preparing for a strike. By The Associated Press Talks between Hollywood writers and studios abruptly broke off for the weekend, dimming hopes of averting a strike that could cripple the television industry. The Writers Guild of America has been in talks since July with studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Negotiations lasted only about an hour on Friday and were not scheduled to resume until Tuesday. In statements Friday, each side accused the other of intransigence and expressed frustration at the sluggish pace of negotiations. The writers’ contract expires Oct. 31. Studios and TV networks have accelerated filming of shows and movies and begun stockpiling scripts in case of a strike. The last strike in 1988 lasted 22 weeks, and losses to the industry were put at $500million. The sticking points include a proposal to delay paying residuals on movies and TV shows until producers have recouped their costs, guild negotiators said. The guild also is proposing doubling payments on profits made from DVD sales and providing union pay and benefits to writers working in reality television and on basic cable shows. The two sides also remain far apart when it comes to setting pay for reality TV shows, and for work distributed online and to portable devices such as cell phones. The studios say they need time to determine which models of digital distribution are likely to be profitable. “We have had six across-the-table sessions and have been met with only silence and stonewalling,” said J. Nicholas Counter III, president of the motion picture alliance. “The WGA leadership is hidebound to strike. We are farther apart today than when we started, and the only outcome we see is a disaster,” he said. The writers decried the plan for residual payments. “Our members will not stand for that,” the guild said. “The entertainment industry is successful and growing like never before. Writers, whose creativity is at the heart of that success and growth, are committed to sharing in it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Stuart O’Keefe scored the second for Cardiff 1 A goal in each half from Lex Immers and Stuart O’Keefe gave Cardiff the Severnside bragging rights with a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Bristol City.A sell-out crowd of 15,758 for the noon kick-off saw Cardiff take a 21st minute lead when Joe Ralls was allowed space to deliver a low cross from the left of the box and Immers swept home a low drive from 12 yards at the far post.Any doubt about the result was removed seven minutes from time when O’Keefe headed home from close range after a Tom Lawrence shot had been tipped onto the bar by Richard O’Donnell.With Bruno Ecuele Manga outstanding at the back, Cardiff repelled Bristol’s attacks and emerged worthy winners.The visitors posed the first threat when Immers volleyed wide at the near post on five minutes and were the quicker to settle.Nathan Baker headed over from a Lee Tomlin corner on 16 minutes as Bristol began to get into their stride.Then came Immers’ goal, which was not the first time the hosts had looked vulnerable at the back, and Cardiff defended their lead well until the break.The biggest moment of anxiety for David Marshall came from a 28th minute volley from Jonathan Kodjia, but the angle was narrow and the Bluebirds goalkeeper beat the effort away.Anthony Pilkington, operating as a lone striker for Cardiff, beat the offside trap on 38 minutes and advanced menacingly, only to see his low shot from 25 yards palmed wide by the diving O’Donnell.Bristol were finding it hard to get behind a well-organised Cardiff defence and Kodjia, like Pilkington in a lone role up front, was unable to hold the ball up effectively.The home side’s frustration was demonstrated when Tomlin collected a booking for dissent as the players left the field at the break.Cardiff were forced into a change at the start of the second half, with Sean Morrison replacing right-back Lee Peltier. Morrison slotted into central defence with Matt Connolly moving across to the right.Bristol made a tactical switch pushing Tomlin up alongside Kodjia, who frustrated home fans by delaying his cross when behind the defence on 50 minutes.Tomlin was the biggest threat for Bristol City and his deflected 55th minute shot brought a smart save from Marshall.The Cardiff keeper was in action again on 70 minutes, diving to his right to palm away Tomlin’s free kick from 30 yards.Bristol were on top for the first time and Scott Golbourne’s shot from distance flashed just wide.But O’Keefe’s goal eased any late pressure on Cardiff, who continued their impressive move towards the play-off places as a late header from substitute Aaron Wilbraham passed harmlessly over Marshall’s crossbar.
HOLLYWOOD – Reruns appeared likely today to begin running much sooner than expected as an outcome of the writers’ strike, which is now in its fourth day. The networks had estimated that a backlog of finished scripts and completed episodes would keep most series on the air until early 2008. But with numerous show runners refusing to supervise nonwriting services on their programs — duties that include overseeing casting, editing and directing — production has stopped on several leading series, and the supply of new episodes of a number of shows will dry up around Thanksgiving. Show runners, as they are called in the industry, have the dual roles of determining a show’s creative direction and answering to the studios. The premiere is being postponed so the series can air uninterrupted in its entirety, a network executive said. In place of “24”, Fox will air “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” a new series based on the “Terminator” movie franchise, Monday nights at 9 p.m., beginning Jan. 14. 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Without the cooperation of the show runners, networks were forced to shut down or sharply curtail production of series they had hoped to keep going for weeks or even months. “When we’re off the job, pretty much everything stops,” Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of “Desperate Housewives,” said while on the picket lines yesterday. In staging a very public rally in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank yesterday, the 100 or so writer-producers of some of TV’s highest-rated programs ratcheted up the pressure on the studios and producers who only a day before had threatened to withdraw scores of lucrative contracts with writers. By coming out in support of the Writers Guild of America, TV’s top writer-producers may have hastened the disappearance of some of the nation’s most popular prime-time shows, including “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost” and “The Office.” Additionally, the scheduled Jan. 13 season premiere of “24” has been postponed because of the writers’ strike, Fox Broadcasting announced today.
A study last year out of Germany showed that babies as young as 18 months old overwhelmingly helped out when they could, such as by picking up toys that researchers dropped. David Lewkowicz, a psychology professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton who wasn’t part of the study, said the Yale research was intriguing. But he doesn’t buy into the natural ability part. He said the behavior was learned, and that the new research doesn’t prove otherwise. “Infants acquire a great deal of social experience between birth and 6 months of age and thus the assumption that this kind of capacity does not require experience is simply unwarranted,” Lewkowicz told The Associated Press in an e-mail. But the Yale team has other preliminary research that shows similar responses even in 3-month-olds, Hamlin said. Researchers also want to know if the behavior is limited to human infants. The Yale team is starting tests with monkeys, but has no results yet, Hamlin said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Even infants can tell the difference between naughty and nice playmates, and know which to choose, a new study finds. Babies as young as 6 to 10 months old showed crucial social judging skills before they could talk, according to a study by researchers at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center published in today’s journal Nature. The infants watched a googly-eyed wooden toy trying to climb roller-coaster hills and then another googly-eyed toy come by and either help it over the mountain or push it backward. They then were presented with the toys to see which they would play with. Nearly every baby picked the helpful toy over the bad one. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe babies also chose neutral toys – ones that didn’t help or hinder – over the naughty ones. And the babies chose the helping toys over the neutral ones. “It’s incredibly impressive that babies can do this,” said study lead author Kiley Hamlin, a Yale psychology researcher. “It shows that we have these essential social skills occurring without much explicit teaching.” There was no difference in reaction between the boys and girls, but when the researchers took away the large eyes that made the toys somewhat lifelike, the babies didn’t show the same social judging skills, Hamlin said. The choice of nice over naughty follows a school of thought that humans have some innate social abilities, not just those learned from their parents. “We know that they’re very, very social beings from very, very early on,” Hamlin said.
Donegal Pet Rescue have launched a major drive aimed at finding foster homes for unwanted dogs and cats across Donegal.The group constantly strive to save as many unwanted pets as they can.But they have now admitted that they are now running low on people who are willing to foster animals. If you are thinking of getting a dog or a cat as a pet, you don’t have to go out and get a pup or a kitten.The majority of the pets in Donegal Pet Rescue’s care are trained and extremely well looked-after.See the links below on the variety of pets available for foster.It’s not just people who need love and possibly a new home. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381749555207805&set=a.135373839845379.27201.117872528262177&type=1&theaterhttp://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381727958543298&set=a.135373839845379.27201.117872528262177&type=1&theater DOG GONE – DONEGAL PET RESCUE NEEDS FOSTER HOMES! was last modified: June 11th, 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:Donegal Pet Rescuefoster homes