Wellington Police notes: Thursday, July 7, 2016:â€¢3:45 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢8:40 a.m. Jayson M. Smith II, 24, Keller, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.â€¢12:35 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Dacia L. Chaffee, 22, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Lori R. Knowles, Oxford, Kans.â€¢1:39 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal concern in the 1100 block N. Park, Wellington.â€¢2:11 p.m. Officers investigated a known suspect for possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.â€¢5:18 p.m. Officers took a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 900 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢9:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal vehicle damage to property in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢10:04 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency from a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.
MASON CITY — Mother Nature set a new record for Iowa in February.“The preliminary numbers have us at 22.5 inches of snow, averaging across the state, which would break the record set in 1962,” State Climatologist Justin Glisan announced this morning.Having nearly two feet of snow fall in Iowa in February is not normal.“In a given February, we typically get 6.8 inches over the 30 year average, so — yes — it’s a lot more snow than we tend to get,” Glisan told Radio Iowa.The accumulation of snow during this winter season is setting records, too. Glisan said that’s remarkable because December temperatures were five degrees above average and the majority of precipitation that fell before the turn of the year was rain.“It wasn’t until we got into January and then, especially, February when we started getting record snowfall,” Glisan said.A snow pack was established early in the season with the blizzard after Thanksgiving in southern Iowa, according to Glisan. His data shows from southwest Iowa up through northeast Iowa there’s been between 30 and 40 inches of snow so far this winter.“And then a very central part of the border between Minnesota and Iowa, there’s 50 to 60 inches,” Glisan said, “so some pretty big accumulations.”As for what’s causing this snow cycle, Glisan points to what he calls the “arctic intrusion” in late January. That’s when temperatures dipped to the negative 30 and negative 40 range.“We’ve been stuck after that in a very active polar jet pattern where we have every four or five days systems moving through the state dumping anywhere from three to six inches at a given time,” Glisan said, “and that pattern has just stuck onto the state for the last month.”There’s a chance of light snow this weekend, but Glisan says the weather should be “relatively calm” across the state. A batch of arctic air will cause temperatures to dip at the beginning of next week, but Glisan predicts a “gradual warm-up” after that.Mason City’s snowfall total for February was 29.3 inches, breaking the previous February snowfall record of 25.5
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia has hired Colin DeForrest as the City’s new Homeless Response Coordinator. The position was made possible through a City and Faith Community Partnership in which the Evergreen Christian Community is donating $100,000 a year over three years to support the coordinator post.Colin DeForrest, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been selected as the City of Olympia’s new Homeless Response CoordinatorDeForrest joins the City of Olympia after eight years as Tacoma’s Homeless Services Manager. There he was involved in all homeless-related activities and was pivotal to the successful launch of Tacoma’s Emergency Response Plan.“I strongly believe the City of Olympia is in a position to be an example to the region and nation by using innovative housing interventions to engage and connect individuals to services, while also creating a safe and inviting community,” said DeForrest.As Olympia’s Homeless Response Coordinator, DeForrest is responsible for developing and implementing a homeless response plan for the City. He will work with regional bodies on policy development and resource allocation, assist local businesses impacted by homelessness and coordinate with other cities and social services providers on best practice shelter and housing options.“The City is incredibly fortunate to have Colin on staff,” said Keith Stahley, director of Community Planning and Development. “He has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable, as well as a committed public servant in the arena of homelessness.”DeForrest is a graduate of Western Washington University. He is the first to hold the position of Homeless Response Coordinator.
The Nelson Daily SportsQuick-starting Valley West Hawks used some early offence to take a pair of B.C. Major Midget Hockey League games from the Kootenay Ice during weekend action in the Fraser Valley.The fifth-place Hawks scored three times in each of the two games to stop the Ice 5-3 Saturday at the South Surrey Arena and 6-2 Sunday in Langley at the George Preston Rec Centre.Kevan Kilistoff, Kyle Burroughs and Trevor Cox scored first period goals to stake the Hawks to an early 3-0 lead.Nelson’s Joren Johnson gave Kootenay some brief life with a goal midway through the second frame. But Kilistoff and Ram Brar scored before the period ended to put the game away.Castlegar’s Jesse Knowler had the other goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay, winless in 12 games, opened the scoring when Carsen Willans of Nelson potted a marker 26 seconds into the game.However, the lead was short lived as Valley West tied the game 24 seconds later before adding two more goals to conclude the period with a 3-1 lead.Knowler and Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored in the second period as Kootenay cut the margin to 4-3. But the Hawks’ Neil James scored the only marker of the third period to give the home side the win.Kootenay, 2-13-3, returns home this weekend for a pair of games against the third-place Greater Vancouver Canadians.Game time Saturday at the NDCC Arena is 5:45 p.m. Sunday the teams drop the puck at 10:30 email@example.com
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Dwayne FordAn Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) man was on Monday taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to two counts of Trafficking In Persons (TIP).Dwayne Ford, 36, of Lot 6 East Bush Lot Housing Scheme, Anna Regina, was granted bail for the offence when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that between July 1 and August 30, 2016, at Anna Regina, he engaged in TIP, that is to say he recruited, transported, harboured and controlled two young girls.His lawyer, Stanley Moore, made a successful bail application, noting that his client has a bar at the above-mentioned address and has been living there for a number of years.He further noted that his client was anxious to appear at each court hearing to vindicate his name.He was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 for each count of TIP. He will return to court on September 30, 2016.
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is working to enhance its capabilities with regards to its taxation treaty to avoid tax evasion by developed countries.GRA Commissioner General Godfrey StatiaInterests from different countries to sign tax treaties with Guyana has increased since the discovery of oil and gas and as a result, Commissioner General of the GRA Godfrey Statia pointed out that the entity has been actively engaged in such negotiations while underscoring the importance of being cautious when embarking on these ventures.He explained that as a negotiator, he had found that such agreements can be used for tax evasion, or tax avoidance, since those incomes are not taxed.Statia was at the time addressing participants of a CARICOM Double Taxation forum hosted by Christopher Ram and associates on Thursday at the Georgetown Club.The workshop targeted accountants, tax specialists, regional companies doing business in Guyana, and Guyanese companies / individuals considering the CARICOM market.“I have seen too many past agreements negotiated without inputs from tax technicians, which have led to the transfer of wealth from small developing countries to developed ones,” the GRA head said.Further, he highlighted that GRA is presently preparing recommendations to the Finance Minister to have certain aspects of these signed agreements renegotiated and updated to reflect the changing times and economy since the treaties were signed.According to Statia, the tax treaty negotiations should ensure multinationals are taxed whenever economic activities take place and where value is created.He noted that with the advent of oil here, many developed countries have been approaching the Government to negotiate such agreements and as a result, GRA is strengthening its system by moving to set up a special international tax section to deal exclusively with such matters.The Commissioner General further noted that the treaties do not provide a sufficient basis for adequate tax information exchange between developing and developed countries, particularly with secrecy jurisdictions.As such, multinationals, who are mostly from developed countries, usually channel investments through intermediary companies formed in convenient jurisdictions so they can take advantage of treaty shopping.Treaty shopping allows for low or zero tax pathways through the international tax system with some countries, deliberately facilitating these pathways by setting themselves up as conduit countries.“These are but a few reasons why we, as a developing country, ought to be cautious,” he said.He stressed the need for tax experts’ active involvement in these negotiations to administer international agreements to avoid being left in the hands of Foreign Service Officers and politicians.Guyana has Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) with Canada and the United Kingdom and a Tax Exchange Information Agreement (TEIA) with the United States of America. Another such agreement is also expected to be signed with Kuwait.According to Statia, a DTA was negotiated and approved by Cabinet to be signed with the United Arab Emirates, while negotiations with at least four other countries are ongoing.Double Taxation Agreements seek to prevent the same income from getting taxed twice, while TIEAs provide for the exchange of information on request relating to a specific criminal or civil tax investigation or civil tax matters under investigation.He emphasised the need for Guyana to pursue only TEIAs and not DTAs with tax haven countries; as failure to do so may result in our tax dollars leaking offshore through abuse of DTAs by multinational investors.
John Guidetti during his loan spell at Stoke City 1 Manchester City striker John Guidetti has played down speculation about his loan move to Celtic being made permanent.The Sweden international has been in stunning form since joining the Scottish Champions on loan during the summer, scoring nine goals in as many appearances.It has lead to manager Ronny Deila revealing he would love to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis.But Guidetti has distanced himself from such talk, instead stating that he is simply taking each game as it comes.“When you play for a club like Celtic, it’s an honour to wear the shirt and you have to cherish every moment,” Guidetti told the Celtic View.“I just want to keep playing as long as I can and just enjoy it – go out and give 100% every time I go out and play.“If you start looking too far ahead you aren’t going to be successful.”
The days when Mourinho used to poke fun at journalists with a twinkle in his eye during press conferences appear long gone, replaced by a litany of complaints as seen following the side’s 4-1 humbling by Liverpool on Saturday in their latest outing on the US tour.Bookmakers are now taking bets on Mourinho becoming the first Premier League manager to be sacked or leave his post this season.Reports reaching home from the US tour depict players too nervous to talk openly about what they think, with the Daily Telegraph and The Sun claiming those in the squad feel they are “treading on eggshells”.The Sun cites one case of an unnamed player in a panic asking the TV channel he gave an interview to erase an answer he gave them.“It’s understood the piece of content in question wasn’t even contentious and could be considered ‘on message’ from a club point of view — but it is a measure of the tension being felt on a troubled tour,” remarked the Manchester Evening News.– ‘Turning sour’ –Mourinho has a history of targeting specific players on occasion and Ivorian central defender Eric Bailly has been in his firing line in the United States.“I don’t think he is a great leader,” Mourinho said of Bailly while adding that newly-appointed captain Antonio Valencia’s physical preparation was below expectations.“His condition was not good when he was back,” he said after the player returned to the squad from holiday.He was more critical of French striker Anthony Martial, who he said should have returned to the US tour after going home to be with his girlfriend when she gave birth to a baby boy in Paris.Mourinho’s position was in stark contrast to England manager Gareth Southgate’s much-praised decision to allow Fabian Delph to leave the World Cup finals to be with his wife at the birth of their child.Mourinho — who having guided United to Europa League and League Cup success in his first season — delivered nothing last term.Critics suggest he is caught in a repetitive pattern seen at previous clubs where his reign turned sour in the third season.It happened twice at Chelsea where he was sacked in the middle of his third campaign in his second spell there, and it also happened at Real Madrid.However, Mourinho’s biggest cause for complaint — that he has not been given the money for the signings he wanted — has won some sympathy, even from the Manchester United board despite reportedly strained relations with Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman.Thus far he has bought three players including Brazilian international Fred, but Mourinho is keen to have two new faces in the squad come the opening match with Leicester on Friday week.Ironically one of those targets is Leicester’s England centre-back Harry Maguire, though the 2016 champions’ wealthy Thai owners feel they do not have to sell, particularly having accrued a club record £60 million ($79 million) for the sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City.Relations between Woodward and Mourinho may not be great but there is no suggestion the former wants the latter out, having last January secured his signature on a new contract to June 2020 with the option of a further year.However, with Mourinho still preferring to live in the luxurious Lowry Hotel — where a suite costs over £800 a night — than buy a more permanent home, and now that his trusted number two Rui Faria, seen as a reliable sounding board as to his mood swings, is no longer at United, many are suggesting the third season curse could prevail again.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s bad-tempered and miserable demeanour on the pre-season tour of the USA is causing increasing disquiet inside the club just over a week away from the start of the Premier League season© AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, July 31 – Jose Mourinho’s constant carping and foul mood during Manchester United’s increasingly tortuous tour of the United States is raising questions about team morale and title hopes just over a week away from the start of the new Premier League season.Unlike rivals Liverpool and champions Manchester City, two Premier League contenders whose pre-season has included solid preparations and astute transfers, Manchester United watchers see nothing to celebrate as the 55-year-old Portuguese manager prepares for his third term at Old Trafford.
Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin admits the players want Ross Barkley to stay at the club and he hopes his fellow midfielder makes a good decision about his future.Barkley has been given until next weekend to agree to the contract extension offered by the Toffees or be sold in the summer as manager Ronald Koeman believes it is not good business to keep a player entering the final year of his deal.That ultimatum ensured the England international’s name earned the headlines ahead of Friday’s visit of Watford but his response was equally attention grabbing as he fired home the only goal from 25 yards before performing a knee slide in front of the Gwladys Street End.At the moment neither side appears to want to make concessions in relation to Barkley’s contract impasse but Schneiderlin said the squad were united in their opinion.“We know the contract is between him and the club but what we can say is he is still working hard, has a good attitude and is very happy in the dressing room,” he said.“We will see what is going to happen. We can’t say too much on whether he will sign the contract or not – we want him to sign but it is his decision. Hopefully he will make a good one by signing the contract.”Schneiderlin has only played with Barkley for four months having arrived from Manchester United in January but he has no doubts about the 23-year-old’s quality or his potential to improve.“I am very happy to play with him. He is a very good player with a good attitude, he works very hard every day to be a better player and he has great quality,” the Frenchman added.“He is still young and he progresses week in, week out – and he can continue progressing.” 1 Everton star Morgan Schneiderlin