“Brains” wanted for attempted murder

first_imgThe police on Saturday issued a wanted bulletin for Keon Hayles also called “Brains” of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara for questioning in the attempted murder of Michelle Drennol.According to reports the waned man inflected grievous bodily harm on the victim on April 20, 2016.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Hyles called “Brains” is asked to contact the Police on telephone: 225-6411, 225-2227, 225-8196, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest Police station.The Police said all information will be treated with strict confidence.Keon Hayles, also known as “Brains”last_img

‘We Abided by Hospital’s Policy’

first_imgDr. Korto Dorbor, defense’s first witness in the ongoing US$25 million case involving Representative Edward Forh and the JFK yesterday told Civil Law Court ‘A’ that she could not treat the late Nakita Forh because of the emergency policy adopted by the hospital.Dr. Dorbor told the court that the policy prevented doctors at the hospital from admitting any emergency patient without first obtaining clearance from the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) set up to deal with people suspected of contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), which Nakita’s father failed to produce.Dr. Dorbor, along with Munah Tarpeh, Tannie G. Sneh, Mary G. Howard Nyaquie, Dr. Billy C. Johnson, Dr. David Okiror, Prof. Joseph Njoh, Korzu B. Koryan-Browne and Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald, all employees of the JFK, is accused of being responsible for the death of Nakita Forh on the hospital’s compound on September 27, 2014.Further in her testimony, Dr. Dorbor admitted that she was on duty when Rep. Forh brought his daughter to the hospital for treatment.Forh had earlier claimed that he took his daughter to the hospital to use the Asthma Nebulizer to restore her breathing to normalcy. He said at the time, none of the individuals he sued paid attention to his daughter, leaving her to die in the hospital compound.But Dr. Dorbor said doctors observed that Nakita had shown Ebola symptoms such as bleeding and vomiting, which prevented the doctors from providing treatment to her.“When they arrived at the hospital and I noticed that her condition was very serious, I reported the matter to Dr. David Okiror, who was my supervisor. Thereafter, the two of them physically assessed Nakita’s situation, but Okiror advised me not to provide any medical assistance to her due to what we observed as symptoms of EVD,” Dr. Dorbor said.“You know that the act to admit any patient was in the purview of senior doctors of which Okiror was a part of that decision making,” Dr. Dorbor told the court, adding, “I was just an intern then, and if I had ignored Dr. Okiror’s directive, I would have been denied my license to practice.”She said senior doctors also advised them not to accept patients from the New Kru Town Community because they had considered the area as an “Ebola epicenter.”“Those were some of the policies and Nakita came from that community so I was very careful and critical to attend to her, because several medical doctors had died in the process of treating those who earlier contracted the Ebola virus,” Dr. Dorbor said.Meanwhile, the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMCDC) had initially investigated the manner in which doctors at the JFKMC handled Nakita’s medical situation. Following the investigation the LMCDC held the doctors liable for negligence, which the defendants denied.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UG Trojans prepare to battle Spartans

first_imgThe University of Guyana Cricket Team (UG Trojans) departed the shores of Guyana this morning to participate in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket Competition, to be held at the DR Snelle Park in Paramaribo, Suriname between September 22nd and 23rd, 2018.The UG team representing the student side in SurinameThe matches are scheduled to be played on September 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to midnight; and September 23, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. Guyana’s very own Tremayne Smartt, part of the current West Indies Women’s T/20 World Championship Team, is expected to be there. Smartt, a right-arm medium bowler, has an impressive economy rate of 5.51 and best bowling figures of 3/9 at the T/20 level.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, coach of the student side, Kenroy Joseph, said the side is focused and prepared mentally. He also went on to say that the weather has been favourable, so they have been able to have practice sessions on Sunday and Monday, and have been briefed and everyone knows the role they have to play.Asked about the injured players, namely Ershad Ali and Ray Newton, Joseph said, “Both players have been cleared of their injuries, and are ready to face the task ahead. I just want the team to simply continue to enjoy playing cricket”.The tournament will consist of many teams, especially defending champions the Spartans, which consists of national Guyanese and Surinamese players, with one such player being Guyanese all-rounder Kellon Carmichael, who enjoy three successful seasons in England playing county cricket. Joseph believes that Carmichael is the player to watch, as he may pose a threat, and the team should not be taken lightly.The squad participating in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket competition is made up of D Dodson (Capt) L Austin, O Danhram, E Ali, D George, S Dhania, R Newton, D Heywood, G Matthew, P Persaud, M Persaud, N Bollers and K Greene. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

Stoke City complete signing of Tom Ince from Huddersfield for initial £10m

first_img 1 The 26-year-old joins the relegated Premier League side in an initial £10million deal, which could rise to £12million in add-ons.He has signed a four-year contract with the Potters.Ince is the fifth summer arrival at the Bet365 Stadium, as new manager Gary Rowett prepares for the 2018/19 Championship season.The player has been reunited with Rowett, who he played under at Derby County.“I’ve had the fortune to work with Tom before and he’s a terrifically talented player,” the Potters boss told the club’s official website. Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince.center_img Stoke City have completed their fifth signing of the summer with Tom Ince arriving from @htafcdotcom The Potters have paid an initial £10million for the 26-year-old winger – although that fee could rise to £12million with add-ons. 👉 https://t.co/AtuXIrJUVj#SCFC 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/4iizKhbdiY— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 24, 2018“He’s very strong technically and can play anywhere across the front three, but he’s particularly good from the right-hand side.”Ince only joined Huddersfield last summer from Derby on a three-year contract.He scored twice in 33 Premier League appearances as the Terriers avoided relegation.Manager David Wagner said of the transfer: “The value of this deal made sense for us. Tom is a good player, but I’m comfortable that we have good options in the wide positions.“We would like to thank Tom for all his efforts and hard work in the last season and wish him the very best for the future.”last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave., will offer free shots Organization to hold charity meal LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148’s Ladies Auxiliary will serve a turkey dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at the post, 13932 Valley View Ave.The fund-raiser will cost $7 per person.For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Course discusses seniors and news LA MIRADA – Dr. Elijah Levy of Cerritos College will lead a current events class from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd.The class will discuss contemporary social, political and cultural issues and their impact on older adults.The class is free and people can join any time.For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday . The immunizations will be administered as long as vaccine supplies last, and on a first-come, first-served basis.Only individuals who fall under a high-risk category are eligible for vaccination.For more information, call (562) 948-4844. sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Meeting to cover disaster readiness DOWNEY – The National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees’ Southeast Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at the Furman Park-West Building, 10419 S. Rives St.Cerritos Management Analyst Emily Merina will speak about disaster preparation at the meeting.For more information, call (562) 943-5513. Holiday day camp taking applicants WHITTIER – A holiday day camp will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Friday from Dec. 19 to 30 at Palm Park Activities Center, 5703 Palm Ave.The fee is $80 per week per child. Space is limited.Camp includes daily snacks, field trips, arts and crafts, sports, games and enrichment activities.For more information, call (562) 464-3438. Author to discuss Lincoln book YORBA LINDA – Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” will speak at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.For more information, call (714) 993-5075. Awards to benefit working women SANTA FE SPRINGS – Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs is seeking beneficiaries for the Women’s Opportunity awards.Applicants must claim financial responsibility for themselves and their dependent sand must be an undergraduate or vocational student with financial needs.Applications are available at the Santa Fe Springs City Library and are due Dec. 15.For more information, call Annette Rodriguez, (562)665-8956. From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Trump Adds Tariffs on China

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — The U.S. will impose an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods because China has not moved to buy large amounts of agricultural goods, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday.The president increased the stakes of his trade war with China with a tweet at 11:26 a.m. CDT that his trade representatives “have just returned from China where they had constructive talks having to do with a future trade deal.”The president then added, “More recently, China agreed to … buy agricultural product from the U.S. in large quantities, but did not do so.” The president added China President Xi Jinping also had said he would stop the sale of the opioid drug Fentanyl to the U.S., but Trump stated that has not happened “and many Americans continue to die!”Returning to the topic of trade, the president’s third tweet stated the U.S. would put a 10% tariff on $300 billion more in goods and products from China. The tariff follows a 25% tariff now on $250 billion in other Chinese exports to the U.S.The president then added, “We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!”Markets reacted sharply as September corn closed down 7 1/2 cents, August beans were down 17 cents and November soybeans were down 16 1/4 cents, and September wheat was down 7 cents. October lean hogs were down $3.50 as well. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell after trading upward before the tweets.The president increased the tariffs just a day after the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates for the first time in 11 years. Among the reasons the Fed stated for the increase were uncertainty surrounding global growth and trade tensions.Archer Daniels Midland cited the trade war with China as one of the main reasons the giant grain-and-oilseed trader saw second-quarter earnings fall 41% from a year ago. Poor weather conditions in the U.S., including flooding, was the other major factor, ADM stated. Getting more normalized trade between the U.S. and China is one of the company’s expectations for the second half of its fiscal year. ADM cited lagging U.S. exports of grains, soybeans and ethanol.“Although the timing is uncertain, we remain confident in the resumption of significant food and agricultural trade flows between the U.S. and China, which will help bolster margins in the U.S. grain export and ethanol industries,” said Juan Luciano, chairman and CEO of ADM.Ray Young, ADM’s chief financial officer, told analysts on the quarterly call that if agricultural and export sales to China do not improve in the next three months, it would be hard for ADM to come close to last year’s profits. Young added that the entire ethanol industry needs better trade or risks seeing more ethanol plants shut down.Luciano added that African swine fever will have a long-term global impact on protein sales as pork and poultry production are ramping up globally to sell into China. Soybean and soymeal exports will increase globally outside of China to meet that feed demand, he said.“We have even seen meat companies upgrading their facilities to get ready for demand,” Luciano said.For months, pork producers had been anticipating increased trade with China and potentially greater export sales because of ASF. Yet, the president’s move came after USDA released weekly trade reports showing China had canceled orders for 12,200 metric tons of pork for 2019 and another 2,500 metric tons for 2020.U.S. pork right now faces a 50% retaliatory tariff on top of a standard 12% duty, tweeted Rachel Gantz, a spokeswoman for the National Pork Producers Council. She added, “Were it not for China’s trade retaliation, we would be in a strong position to capitalize on this unprecedented sales opportunity in China,”In soybeans, China now still has 4.25 million metric tons of outstanding sales for the 2018-19 crop with the marketing year ending in 30 days. USDA reported just 68,000 metric tons of soybean sales for the week ended July 25.The tariffs come a week after USDA announced the details of a new round of Market Facilitation Program payments that will be going to producers this month. USDA has set aside $14.5 billion for the MFP2 after spending more than $8.6 billion on the first MFP payments that began last fall.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(BAS/AG/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Children’s Hunger/Satiety Cues by Age

first_imgReferences:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040905/https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajcn/article/viewFile/97829/87130http://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/cms-assets/documents/43170-469087.developmentpriciples.pdfThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn. Photospin.com/Kyrylo RyshovBy Joanna ManeroWhen you are a new parent, it seems like there are a lot of things you can get wrong.  Every few years there are new recommendations made about pacifiers, blankets in the crib, which side to lay the baby on, whether you should swaddle, and the list goes on.  Another term that is often used in the new parenting books is “responsive feeding”.  Responsive feeding is the reciprocal communication between a child and caregiver.  The child expresses to the caregiver when they are hungry and full. The caregiver responds by feeding or ending a meal accordingly.Although it may sound like a straight forward task, often times, parents worry that their child or infant is not eating enough.  However, children are born with cues for hunger and satiety. If these cues are ignored, and the child is forced to eat past what their bodies tell them is enough, it may be hard for them to regulate intake thereafter.   Simply put, it is the parent’s responsibility to provide a safe environment, and a healthy meal and snack options that are developmentally appropriate for the child.  It is the child’s responsibility to decide when, and how much to eat.Many of us remember being part of the “Clean Plate Club”, as our parents told us to clean our plate, and we obediently did so.  For me, this message is still engrained in my head.    In adulthood, this has caused me to be more aware of how much I serve myself, as I will likely finish whatever is on my plate.  Luckily, we can at least influence the next generation.Responsive feeding is a practice that is ideally established at birth, but what does this look like in the early months?Birth to 6 monthsChild- The child will signal hunger through sucking their thumb, opening their mouth, waking and tossing, crying and fussing, and facial expressions. When the child is full, they will seal their lips, turn away, spit out, fall asleep, or become distracted.Caregiver- The caregiver’s responsibility is to respond to, and learn the infant’s signals by feeding the infant and stopping when they have reached satiety.6 to 12 monthsChild- Hunger cues will look like reaching for food, pointing at food, getting excited when food is present, expressing a desire for a specific food with words and sounds. Satiety cues may look like shaking their head “no”.Parent- Respond to the child’s signals, incorporate increased texture, variety, and taste to mealtimes as they transition into semi-solids and solids. Parents should also encourage a child at their attempts to self-feed.12-24 monthsChild- By now, the hunger and satiety cues should become more vocal, but similar to as above.Parent- Continue increasing food variety, and encouraging self-feeding behaviors. The child should be engaged in meal times with the family.Did you practice responsive feeding with your child or children?  I would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.  What are some hunger/satiety cues that we missed?  If you’d like to learn more about this topic, please tuneIf you missed the webinar, the recording is now posted here.  Dietitians and EITP earn 1 CEU. Dr. Susan Johnson, will share her expertise.last_img read more

New From PremiumBeat: Free Music

first_imgWe’re thrilled to announce a brand-new resource for content creators like yourself: Free music! Here’s everything you need to know.You read that correctly — it’s now 100% free to license some of PremiumBeat’s top royalty-free tracks. It’s never been easier and more affordable to get atmospheric background music for your short film, create a podcast soundtrack, or download a song for your presentation.Our diverse selection of free music includes almost every mood and genre, all of them perfect for making your project shine. Use free classical pieces to give your scenes an air of sophistication. Cut your chase scenes to rock tracks to give them more energy. Download free folk songs to add authenticity to your documentary. Whatever your project, PremiumBeat’s free music is a shortcut to elevated production value.The Hassle-Free Way to Explore and License Free MusicBecause we know it’s important for you to focus on what matters — your creative vision — we’ve made discovering and licensing free music fast and easy. With just a few quick clicks, you’ll have free tracks from award-winning international artists at your disposal.Two Ways to Search for Free TracksSearch our library as you would normally — you’ll see free tracks included in your results that you can instantly add to your cart. Or, even better, harness the power of PremiumBeat’s Advanced Search capabilities to search exclusively for free tracks. Just apply the “Free Tracks Only” filter. Finding free music is that simple.Download Free Tracks in an InstantLicensing and downloading your free tracks is also a breeze. Just sign in to your account, or create one one if you haven’t already. Then, go through the standard checkout steps — don’t worry, the free music in your cart will cost you nothing. You don’t even have to add a credit card. Finally, download the license and the track and you’re good to go! You can use your new free tracks for all of your personal and commercial projects in perpetuity, courtesy of your friends and creative partners at PremiumBeat.Putting Your Free Music to UseVideos, films, vlogs, apps, games, presentations, podcasts — content comes in all shapes and sizes these days. That means there are an almost infinite number of ways you can use free royalty-free music. Let’s look at a few of them.Use Free Tracks for Background MusicThoughtfully applied background music is an emotional extension of your project’s purpose, style, and even its message. Background music can complement the pacing of dialogue in documentaries. It can raise the stakes in action-film stunt sequences, and add a slick, professional sheen to to your Twitch stream. And then there’s perhaps the ultimate application of background music — keeping on-hold callers on the line! At the end of the day, using royalty-free tracks in the background of your project creates atmosphere, emotion, and ambiance while highlighting whatever it is your are trying to communicate.Use Free Tracks for PodcastsWhile podcast soundtracks still live in the realm of background music, it can be argued that podcast music works more to support the project’s message rather than highlight it. The message comes first, so the music is dialed back, existing to fill the silence between lines of dialogue rather than compete with it. With so many podcasts competing for so many ears, a good soundtrack should speak to the distinct character and topic of your podcast, alerting the listener to the emotional journey they’re about to undertake. It’s vital to start each episode with the same intro music, an audio logo that acts as a musical signature. That’s a Branding 101 approach that can go a long way toward building a loyal audience.Use Free Tracks for PresentationsObvious statement: professional presentations need to be professional. Stick enough graphs, icons, and numbers on the screen and you might be okay. Of course, “okay” rarely gets the job, promotion, or bonus.Instead, why not go the extra mile with a high-quality free royalty-free soundtrack that impresses your boss, inspires a new repeat client, and keeps your audience awake and motivated to learn? Giving your presentation a soundtrack helps turn a slide show into a story. It adds a new layer of emotional engagement that keeps people attentive. Carefully chosen presentation music can make a dry topic more fun and a dull topic more exciting.Training videos, product promos, photography portfolios, video reels — whatever you’re presenting, a properly applied free royalty-free track can punch it up, make it pop, and impact your pocketbook in positive ways.It’s important to us that you have everything you need to make and share amazing content. Take a few minutes to learn more about how free music can help you accomplish your creative goals, and then explore our curated library of royalty-free songs to find music that inspires your best work yet.last_img read more

U.S. Returns Two 12th Century Statues Smuggled From India

first_imgTwo antique statues worth more than $500,000 that were stolen from India and displayed in American museums were returned by the U.S.Both statues are believed to be from 12th century and were handed over to Consul General of India Sandeep Chakravorty by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on Sept. 4th. Photo Credit: Manhattan District Attorney OfficeThe first statue “Lingodbhavamurti” is a black granite sculpture dating back to Chola Dynasty and depicts Hindu god Shiva (“Lingodbhava”). Reports said the statue was stolen from Tamil Nadu in the early 2000s and is valued at $225,000. The statue was on display at Birmingham Museum, Alabama. The second statue is made of phyllite and depicts bodhisattva of wisdom. This statue was smuggled out of Bihar in early 2000s. The statue, which was on display at Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, depicts “Manjushri” holding a sword and painted in gold leaf. Dating back to the Pala period, the statue is worth $275,000 today.Acknowledging and appreciating the collective efforts of organizations that helped repatriate the statues back to India, Chakravorty said, “We deeply appreciate the sincere efforts and collaboration received from the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, from the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum, as well as from the team at Homeland Security Investigations, who have worked assiduously for the return of these antiquities.” According to the statement, both sculptures were seized in August by Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit following a search warrant and an ongoing joint investigation with international law enforcement into the illicit trade of stolen antiquities which eventually led the team to the sculptures.The meticulous search operation was jointly led by Homeland Security Investigations and Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of HSI New York, said, “The preservation of one’s culture is a commitment made by whole communities, and has existed since the beginning of time.” He added “each of these items have a cultural significance in India and we are proud to be a part of their repatriation to their home country.”Photo Credit: Manhattan District Attorney OfficeDistrict Attorney Vance criticized such crimes calling “the pillaging of world heritage for profit is a tragedy. Moreover, trading in stolen artifacts is a crime, and my Office’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit is committed to recovering these precious items and returning them to their countries of origin for the benefit of all those who seek to study, view, and appreciate these treasured relics.”Quoting officials of India’s Department of Revenue Intelligence, First Post said, Subhash Kapoor, a U.S. citizen of Indian origin is the mastermind behind theft and smuggling of antiques from Indian temples and museums. Kapoor is now held up in a jail in the southern Indian city of Trichy in Tamil Nadu after he was extradited from Germany in 2012. Kapoor is accused of a number of other thefts including 18 idols from Sundareshwar temple and Varadaraja Perumal temple in Ariyalur in April 2008 and eight idols from the Arulmigu Pragatheeswarar temple in the same town.Last year, as many as 200 smuggled antiques were returned by the U.S. to India with the active collaboration of agencies of both the countries. Similarly in 2014 and 2015, several sculptures were repatriated from Australia and Germany which were smuggled by Kapoor. Related Itemslast_img read more

US blacklists largest Muslim charity Global Relief Foundation for aiding Al-Qaida

first_imgDie hard: A supporter of Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir sports an Osama bin Laden T-shirtClose on the heels of the Bali attack, the US Administration blacklisted the largest Muslim charity in the country, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), for aiding Al-Qaida.Anyone engaged in financial dealings with the Illinois-based,Die hard: A supporter of Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir sports an Osama bin Laden T-shirtClose on the heels of the Bali attack, the US Administration blacklisted the largest Muslim charity in the country, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), for aiding Al-Qaida.Anyone engaged in financial dealings with the Illinois-based GRF will be charged as a felon. The Treasury Department says the foundation “has provided support to the Al-Qaida network and other known terrorist groups”.It alleged that high-ranking Al-Qaida financier Mohammed Zouaydi, who was arrested in April in Spain, had given more than $200,000 (Rs 96 lakh) to the GRF. But some see the Government’s move as a part of an effort to sully the Muslim community.Prominent among them is GRF founder Rabih Haddad, who was a member of Osama bin Laden’s Makhtab al-Khidamat that mobilised funds for fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s.What was legitimate then cannot be dubbed illegal now, argues Haddad. A reasoning that has been overtaken by 9/11.last_img read more