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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.
21 January 2015We will market our successes and share our plans to deal with our challenges, President Jacob Zuma said as the South African delegation touched down in Switzerland on Tuesday, ahead of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the village of Davos.Zuma said South Africa was looking forward to a successful session in the Swiss village, where it would promote the National Development Plan (NDP) to the world.More than 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2 500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 45th WEF annual meeting from 21 to 24 January.“We are ready to communicate our country’s successes and also to share our plans to deal with the challenges that we face,” said Zuma.Job driversSouth Africa would market its identified six job drivers that are designed to achieve much-needed growth with decent jobs, the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.The six job drivers are infrastructure development, agriculture, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing, the green economy, and tourism.“Under infrastructure, energy ranks high up given the challenges that the country faces with regards to energy constraints,” the Presidency said.South Africa will also market the new flagship project, Operation Phakisa, especially the component dealing with promoting the ocean economy.“Areas of focus are marine transport and manufacturing activities such as coastal shipping, trans-shipment, boat building, repair and refurbishment, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture and marine protection services and ocean governance,” said the Presidency.Promotion of InvestmentIt said the country had further enhanced the investment legislative environment through the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, which had been concluded after “extensive consultations”.“The Bill aims to update and modernise South Africa’s legal framework to protect investment and ensure that South Africa remains open to foreign investment.“It is also designed to ensure that the country’s legal framework does not override existing legislation protecting investment.“[It] ensures a balance between the rights and obligations of investors and of government, particularly in respect of Constitutional obligations to advance the public interest and clarifies standards of protection for investors – both foreign and domestic – by setting out provisions ordinarily found in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in a manner that is consistent with the South African Constitution and existing legal framework,” the Presidency said.Economic blueprintThe Presidency said the NDP – South Africa’s plan to boost the economy and eradicate poverty and unemployment by 2030 – was already being implemented by all government departments.“The plan shapes government’s budget allocation as we move towards 2030. Through the NDP, we also aim to position South Africa as a key destination for foreign direct investment. Key elements of the plan do not require additional resources and long lead times.“Business has a significant role to play in the success of the NDP. It is crucial for business and government to work together to drive competitiveness and promote long- term growth, as well as the creation of jobs,” Zuma said.Team South Africa in DavosFollow Team South Africa at WEF Davos on @Brand_SA #SAinDavos or @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.Source: SAnews.gov
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Michael Schmidt figured out how to win the internet for a day. The Illinois farmer posted a video of corn being planted in February!As if the world wide web isn’t slow enough in rural America, something as crazy as this would cause such a stir among farmers all over the Midwest that the whole thing might just shut down!Schmidt, the owner of Central Illinois Ag, was helping one of his customers test out his brand new Case IH 2150 planter, with all the precision planting bells and whistles on it.“We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather conditions, so we brought out our precision specialists out, along with the farmer and his hired men,” Schmidt said. “It was the perfect day to get the planter out there and test it.”The corn was over 2 years old and if it did happen to come up, Schmidt said the farmer would tear it up and wait for the important crop insurance dates, like everyone else in the area. But he said the seeds went in nicely.“The ground was extremely fit but we weren’t necessary planting at the right depth or using the right down pressure,” Schmidt said. “What we were doing is learning how to make adjustments to that planter so come mid April when it really is time to go, this farmer is already ahead of the game.”Schmidt hopes other farmers will follow suit and take advantage of this unseasonable weather by getting their equipment out and learn to familiarize themselves with how things work and be prepared for the 2017 planting season. AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Michael Schmidt about the February 20th, 2017 corn planting video from Central Illinois.Michael Schmidt
The 2012/13 VT League series was a fantastic season and finals day was no exception. With Melbourne showing us the sunshine, family and friends swarmed the beachfront fields to watch the quarter final games get underway at 9.00am.The Mixed final was played at 2.30pm between Melbourne University Northern Blacks and the Melbourne City Lions; a 1-2 match up from the ladder. Both teams fought hard all game, with the Melbourne City Lions eventually being the victors 8-6.The Women’s final was next up at 3.30pm with reigning champions Melbourne City Lions taking on the Bayside Vipers. These two teams finished the season on an equal 34 points so this was another 1-2 match up and a game that was not to be missed. Lions came out firing scoring five touchdowns to one in the first half and had scored themselves a good buffer for the second half. With Leah Percy dropping in two touchdowns in the second half, the Lions proved too good, winning their fourth consecutive Women’s Championship title 8-4.The Men’s final was played at 4.30pm with the Western Dodgers trying to stop the Bayside Vipers from back-to-back premiership wins. The Vipers came through their semi-final comfortably defeating the Melbourne City Lions 8-5; whilst the Dodgers participated in a 25 touchdown shootout with the Melbourne University Northern Blacks. The Western Dodgers scored a touchdown in the last minute of the game and took the semi-final 13-12.The Western Dodgers played a great season of VT League with nine wins and went into the grand final confident that they could give the Vipers a run for their money. The Vipers were determined to be back-to-back premiers and shot out to a 4-1 lead in the first half. Derrick Cant proved why he was Player of the Final as he scored four of the Vipers’ seven touchdowns. Vipers secured their Men’s Championship title over the Dodgers with the final score 7-3.Mixed Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Melbourne University Northern Blacks 6Referees – Andrew Clough, Mitch McKenzie and Paul LassigPlayer of the Final – Keisuke YamadaWomen’s Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Bayside Vipers 4 Referees – Cliff Winnett, Giancarlo Leung and Leigh BryantPlayer of the Final – Jessika GroeneveldMen’s Final Bayside Vipers 7 defeated Western Dodgers 3Referees – Sally Melzer, Matt Vernon and Cam NoblePlayer of the Final – Derrick CantClub Championship – Melbourne City LionsReferee Awards Rookie referee of the League – Paul LassigReferee of the League – Sally MelzerJim Speight Award – Referee of the Year – Giancarlo LeungClub Awards – Rookie of the Year Bayside Vipers Stephanie ReidChris WhiteCaseyKate ScheresJosh MeadsEastern Falcons Sue-Ellen GoddeTom TwentymanMelbourne City Lions Madeline WrightJarryn OsbourneMelbourne University Northern Blacks Katelyn BarryJames DaffWestern Dodgers Dawn Berryman-NathanTanetiki Takuira2013 Super Trans Tasman Recognition Awards Leah PercyMicheal LovettMelissa WoodwardKirsten FriendBrooke JamesJamie Te PaniaBen MoceiwaiDerrick CantHamish McLeanRelated LinksVT League Results
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi: We controlled Inter Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio boss Simone Inzaghi insists they didn’t deserve defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night.Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header proved the winner, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic outstanding.“We did well in the first half and the only thing we really got wrong was not scoring one of our many chances,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“I don’t remember Thomas Strakosha making any saves in the first half and we had three or four big scoring opportunities. There are regrets, because not everyone comes to San Siro and controls the play like this.“Naturally, in the final 20 minutes we got a bit stretched out and allowed some Inter counter-attacks. We should’ve been more determined in front of goal, but I cannot complain about the overall approach.“We are on the right path and emerge with heads held high, albeit with zero points. We’re talking about Inter, they are top of the table and won every game so far, but in terms of performance and quality of football, Lazio did better this evening.”
Shane’s Inspiration, an international nonprofit dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs that foster social inclusion for children with disabilities, is hosting its 16th annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 4, 2017.The Cuban cabaret-inspired “A Night in Old Havana” theme will recreate the romance and intrigue of a bygone era and will feature celebrity red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, live/silent auctions, dinner, dancing, awards program, live entertainment and much more.Award-winning actor and musician Andy Garcia will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, adding to a spectacular evening of nostalgia and philanthropy. Honorees include Scott Silveri, Creator/Producer of the television show “Speechless”, Georgianna Junco-Kelman, Special Education Attorney, and Dee Summers Stajcer, volunteer extraordinaire. VIP guests scheduled to attend include Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Danny Pino (“Law & Order: SVU”, “Cold Case”), JK Simmons, (“The Accountant,” “Whiplash”), Alex Band (lead singer for The Calling), Jordi Vilasuso (“Days of Our Lives”), Madison McLaughlin (“Arrow,” “Chicago PD”), Sonia Rockwell (ABC’s “American Crime”), Cree Cicchino (Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers”), Micah Fowler (“Speechless”), Mason Cook (“Speechless”), Howard Barrish (producer of “13th”), Monica Potter (“Parenthood”), Leigh & David Koechner (“Anchorman”, “SNL”, “Superior Donuts”), Jill Hennessey (“Crossing Jordan”), Alicia Machado (former Miss Universe/media personality), Jamie Brewer (“American Horror Story”), City Attorney Mike Feuer, and many others. Past Celebrity Gala Supporters have included Sean Hayes, Kaley Cuoco, Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romjin, Paula Abdul, Halle Berry, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kathryn Hahn, Laura SanGiacomo, Dakota Fanning, Ben Vereen, and Michael Chiklis – just to name a few.For tickets and additional information, click here.Funds raised from the “A Night in Old Havana” gala will support the costs associated with Shane’s Inspiration’s programs that teach compassion and acceptance towards people with disabilities. Through the My Playground catalyst program, Shane’s has opened 63 inclusive playgrounds to date throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Israel, Russia, and Ecuador, with 75 additional projects currently in development. The impact of the Together, We Are Able ability awareness education program, ordered by educators in over 65 countries, and My PlayClub community outreach program, which brings children of all abilities together at Shane’s inclusive playgrounds, has impacted the lives of nearly 40,000 children worldwide.WHERE:The Taglyan Complex in Hollywood1201 Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90038WHEN:Saturday, March 4, 2017
Junior Sean Melton competes during the 2015 P&G Championships. Courtesy of OSU athletics“If you don’t want it, it’s not going to happen.”This mantra is what junior gymnast Sean Melton lives by. He said it applies to both his team play with the Ohio State Men’s gymnastics team and his personal endeavors to go for gold in Rio.Melton travelled to St. Louis this weekend for the first step in accomplishing his Olympic dream, to participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials. 18 participants were vying for the coveted spot to represent Team USA and to hopefully earn gold at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.With only five gymnasts named to the U.S. Olympic team, Melton’s quest for Rio came to an end Sunday when he finished 12th. Melton was disappointed about his finish.“Trials didn’t go as well as planned,” Melton said. “I wasn’t able to do all-around either day because I was battling with some shoulder problems throughout the year. It kind of just acted up at the wrong time.”Even with battling shoulder injuries, Melton managed to finish ninth in rings and tenth in floor exercise.He feels an Olympic berth is not far away.“I’m definitely headed in the right direction,” Melton said. “It comes between a couple of tenths to who makes the Olympic team and who doesn’t. I just need to get better on everything.”His accolades as a member of OSU’s gymnastics team is what got him to participate in the Trials. A six time All-American and five time Big Ten champion, Melton won 2016 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year. The 2015 team captain also led his team to a third place finish at the NCAA Championship in April.Looking back at his accomplishments this year, Melton said he feels like he has improved immensely.“I became more of a professional in the sport,” Melton said. “I really just dedicated my life to the sport because I know that is what it takes to get to this level and to make the Olympic team.”That same dedication is what fuels his leadership ability. Melton made an extra effort to become a more established leader for his college teammates.“I stopped talking as much and started doing what I thought was right,” Melton said. “They see me having success and they want success also. It made me train harder in the gym just knowing I’m doing it for 20 other guys and not just myself. It really just made me better in all aspects of the sport.”The team is Melton’s next focus after falling short of Rio.“I’m going right back to Columbus,” Melton said. “First, I’m going to get fully healthy again. Then I’m right back to training. Start preseason for college and get ready for the NCAA season.”As for his Olympic dreams, they are still alive and well. Melton now knows exactly what he needs to do to make that leap to Olympic glory.“I know I want it just as bad as everyone else if not more because now I have a taste of it and didn’t get it,” Melton said. “It’s definitely a huge learning process. I just need to take my gymnastics to another level now.”