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Alleged GPHC handbag thief on $10,000 bail

first_imgA 51-year-old electrician from Lamaha Street, Georgetown, was released on $10,000 bail on Wednesday after allegations that he stole a handbag from the Maternity Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Jinandan Singh appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he claimed that he found the handbag and was merely returning it to the hospital. The handbag contained one wallet, an umbrella, one bottle of perfume, one pair of headphones, two chargers, documents and $12,000 in cash, for a total value of $48,000.The prosecution’s case was that on December 29, at the GPHC, the victim, Latita Samuels, placed her handbag with her valuables on the bag rack at the nurse’s station at the Maternity Ward. It was reported that a GPHC employee then saw Singh with the bag and raised an alarm. The court heard that it was not until 10:45h that Samuels noticed her bag missing. However, the bag was returned to the hospital.In his defence, the defendant told the court he did not steal the items, but instead found them on the street: “I returned the bag and now I’m here,” Singh told the Chief Magistrate.He will make his next court appearance on January 8.last_img read more

Totem Archery Club looking for new range

first_img“We will have the summer to coordinate something for an indoor range over the winter,” he says. “It’s nice that we have a little bit more time. However, knowing that our options are limited already, it kind of holds us back a little bit.”Harper says the new space will not need to include any strict measurements or specifications; it just has to include the proper distance for regulation archery, as well as include necessary safety zones and allow public access.Reaction from members hasn’t been too positive, as Harper says his archers and the board members aren’t too happy to shut down the club for a month.”So far it looks like that, which really hurt, especially with the kids program going on,” he admits. “We kind of knew one day that it might happen, so we are taking it in stride.”Advertisement Luckily, because the members compete in locations around the city other than the Totem Archery Club, upcoming competition schedules for the summer don’t have to change.Despite some changes indoors, it will be business as usual for the Totem Archery Club once May rolls around, as the club will continue to practice and hold programs at the outdoor range. Curtis Harper, President of the Totem Archery Club, says the Club has until the end of March to find a new indoor location.Harper says it hasn’t been easy tracking down a new range.”We are still trying to look but unfortunately with our budget and what we do, we are limited. We are still searching.”- Advertisement -Luckily, archery is a sport that can take place in the great outdoors, something the Totem Archery Club takes advantage of in the summer season with an outdoor range set up just outside the city.However, with the club having to find a new home for April, and the outdoor range opening in May, Harper says they may have to shut down for a month.He adds, though, that having the outdoor range will alleviate some pressure to immediately find a replacement range.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThis was the touching present Leanne Kearney gave her mother to remember her late father this Christmas.A Donegal girl’s heart-warming present to her mother in memory of her late father has gone viral online! Gerard Kearney, 54, passed away a few years ago after losing his battle with cancer.Christmas can be a very difficult time of year – for those who have recently lost loved ones. However, Gerard’s daughter Leanne decided to make a cushion for her mother made out of the fleece her Dad wore to work everyday.Gerard was a proud employee of Skelly Car and Bus Hire in Moville – and worked for the company for years, before his untimely passing.Leanne decided to get a cushion made out of his fleece and felt it would be the perfect gift for her mother to remind her of the good times she had with Gerard.The beautiful tribute also had the following words embedded on the cushion. It read, “This is a fleece I used to wear, and when you hold it know I am there, Love your husband Gerard.The touching gesture went viral online and was covered by popular TV show Ireland AM.Leanne told Ireland AM, ““I know an old fleece might not mean much to people but this fleece was worn with pride by such an amazing man, representing the company he worked for for so many years!“Losing someone you love is hard, especially at this time of the year, so I thought I’d make Dad’s fleece into a cushion for my mum to remind her of the good days.It has worked in the sense that it’s comforting for her to have it and now takes pride of place in our home. The cushions were made by the fabulous Material Girl Sewing company.DAUGHTER GIVES MOTHER HEART-WARMING PRESENT IN MEMORY OF HER LATE FATHER was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:cancerCHristmasCushiondeathFatherMOTHERSkelly Bus and Car Hiretributelast_img read more


first_imgLast Sunday saw some stormy weather for the Otway Cup, tricky conditions for a stroke competition.Martin O’Reilly showed some experience over the last few holes to avoid disaster, and clinch his second victory of the season, with a net score of 62. Paddy Lynch also managed to keep mistakes to a minimum and claim second spot with a net 65, SS was 63.Next Sunday we have a break from members competition when the clubs Jimmy Bruen team heads to Northwest GC to represent Otway and attempt qualification to the matchplay rounds. The following Saturday, May 11th, the club hosts the annual Otway 100, an open classic competition, so gather up your teams and get your entry in to Patricia at 087 2314332, as places for this popular day out are running out fast.GOLF NEWS – OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 29th, 2013 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Sergio Ramos mocked mercilessly by fans on Twitter for new goatee

first_imgI was about to say there isn’t a bad piece of facial hair on Spain’s team until I saw Sergio Ramos goatee. Not a fan.— NOT Dirty Sports (@NOTdirtysports) June 20, 2018 Even the referee had to have a word with the Real Madrid captain 1 Sergio Ramos with a goatee that belongs in the 70’s#IRNESP #WorldCup— alf🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@ItsWrestlingBoi) June 20, 2018 I’ve been looking at Sergio Ramos and trying to figure out why he looks like the leader of the Resistance in a dystopian sci-fi movie and I realized it’s because he cut his beard into that dumb goatee— Zito (@_Zeets) June 20, 2018 Sergio Ramos has went full David Brent with that beard— Tom (@ToonTomm) June 20, 2018center_img Spain captain Sergio Ramos was teased on Twitter on Wednesday night for his new goatee.The Real Madrid defender, who normally rocks a full beard, decided to go ‘full David Brent’ with his new look. Despite being one of the most technically gifted and highly decorated defenders in the world, Ramos could not escape criticism from social media for his new look.Fans even compared him to Ricky Gervais’ character David Brent from ‘The Office’ for his audacious facial hair.Check out the best reaction below! Sergio Ramos with David Brent’s beard on— Chris Vance (@vancy69) June 20, 2018 Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo out here growing goatees like Michael Scott and Ryan Howard.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) June 20, 2018last_img read more

Leeds ace reveals just how close he came to leaving Elland Road

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Mateusz Klich has been one of Leeds’ best performers throughout their fantastic start to the season, netting three times to help the Whites top the Championship table after six matches.Klich, the midfielder, moved to Elland Road last summer and started the season in Thomas Christiansen’s plans, but from the start of October until leaving on loan in January he played just 21 minutes of league football. stalemate Latest Championship news Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ROUND-UP Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Klich was farmed out on loan last season after struggling to break into the Leeds team 2 impact Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Bielsa brought Klich back in from the cold when appointed Leeds manager, and he’s so far started all six of the club’s league matches.The 28-year-old’s impressive form has seen him recalled to the Poland national set-up, and he’s expected to play a key role for Leeds for the remainder of the season.Bielsa played a vital role in keeping Klich at Leeds, having given him the opportunity to earn a place in his squad.And now Klich has revealed he came close to leaving Elland Road for the United States. goalless Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off GREAT NEWS He signed for Utrecht until the end of the campaign and found himself playing competitive football again, using the opportunity to impress in the shop window ahead of the summer transfer window opening.Klich was expected to leave Elland Road, but Marcelo Bielsa had different plans. REPLY Under Bielsa, Klich has been one of Leeds’ best performers 2 EFL result Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Speaking to SportoweFakty in his homeland, Klich said: “Over time, I realised that it could be getting harder to receive a call-up [for Poland].“I was very close to a transfer to the United States and it would probably have been a nail in the coffin. In the end, I didn’t leave, which I’m happy about.”last_img read more

Rio Olympic Games Preview Women’s Shot Put Lineup Announced

first_imgNine throwers are set to entertain the Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee crowd in the Rio Olympic Games Preview women’s shot put, Relays director Brian Brown announced Thursday, March 17.That field includes four competitors that have made a combined eight Olympic appearances and all nine recorded throws that ranked in the top-21 in the world last season. Additionally, both the American outdoor and indoor record holders in the event are set to step into the circle at Drake Stadium.Leading the field is the American outdoor record holder, Michelle Carter. Carter’s record-setting throw measured 66-5 (20.24m) during the 2013 USA Championships at Drake Stadium. She is also a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and recently claimed the 2016 USA Indoor Championship. Last season she had the third-best throw in the world at 65-8.25 (20.02m).Jillian Camarena-Williams is the American indoor record holder in the event at 65-3.25 (19.89m) and owns an outdoor best of 66-2.5 (20.18m). Like Carter, she also represented the USA and the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Last season she had the 15th best throw in the world at 61-4.75 (18.71m).A three-time Olympian joins the field in Cleopatra Borel from Trinidad & Tobago. The 2015 Pan-American Games champion owns a personal best of 63-8.75 (19.42m) and last season had the fifth-best throw in the world at 63-2.25 (19.26m).Tia Brooks is the final Olympian in the field, having represented the USA in the 2012 Olympics. She has thrown a personal best of 63-0.75 (19.22m) and previously won an NCAA Championship at Drake Stadium in 2012 for Oklahoma.Completing the field for the Rio Olympic Games Preview women’s shot put are Daniella Bunch, Brittany Smith, Jeneva Stevens, Felisha Johnson and Jessica Ramsey.The Rio Olympic Games Preview women’s shot put is scheduled to be contested during Hy-Vee Night at the Relays on Friday, April 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee go on sale to the general public on March 24 at 9 a.m. All-session and multi-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are currently available  at, or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Eureka girls soccer claims first win over Fortuna since 2014 with 2-0 victory

first_imgEureka >> Entering Wednesday night’s game at Albee Stadium, it had been nearly three years since the Eureka High girls soccer team had picked up a win against Fortuna.Thanks to some dogged defending and a pair of well-taken goals, the Loggers were able to get the monkey off their back.Athena Miller and Klayre Barres found the back of the net and Eureka’s defense limited Fortuna to just two shots on target as the Loggers claimed their first win over the Huskies since 2014 with a 2-0 victory.“I …last_img read more

How to Fix All the Things You Hate About Meetings with AI

first_imgMeetings have gotten a bad rap over the years, with people mistakenly assuming every meeting is a productivity drain. In fact, good meetings can be a huge boost, especially if they help you work through issues and come up with new ideas.For meetings to be useful, though, it’s important to find ways to overcome the very things that have traditionally spoiled meetings. Here are five common meeting annoyances, as well as some tips that can help fix them.Too Many NotesCapturing information in meetings has always been complicated, especially once flip charts and whiteboards get involved. Some businesses still rely on this method of data gathering, finding that their frantic scribbles help get their ideas on paper. However, at the end of the meeting, someone is usually tasked with collecting all that information, which too often means trying to decipher handwriting and turn incomplete thoughts into something coherent. Microsoft Pix, along with tools like smart markers and electronic whiteboards like Kaptivo, provide a way to capture those scribblings, improving on the information to create useful content that can be later used. All this done through new advancements in AI.It’s important to find a way to make sure any data gathered during a meeting is collected and shared with those who can use it to get results for your business.Nobody Is Taking NotesAs you’re speaking to a roomful of people, is anyone taking notes? If not, how can you be sure the information discussed will be remembered after everyone leaves the room? Note-taking is an ongoing issue for meeting leaders, especially as technology has gradually made offices paperless. It’s important that meeting organizers fully embrace technology, making it as easy as possible for participants to bring their laptops or tablets into the meeting to take notes. Applications like GoWall move meetings beyond talking heads, equipping attendees with the tools they need to not only take notes, but to share them with others in the audience. As others speak, employees can add their own notes to a group wall, inspiring others in attendance to build on those thoughts.Virtual Attendees Don’t ShareVirtual meetings with AI have given remote team members the ability to attend meetings, whether they’re on the road or they always work from home. Unfortunately, those same remote attendees may not be as engaged as those who are in the room, since doing so means finding a way to chime in. Zoom provides a “raise hand” feature that lets your remote workers signal that they have something to say. Always pay close attention to avoid missing these alerts. You should also make a concerted effort, with every meeting, to give remote workers an equal chance to participate in the meeting. In addition to asking each person to give a brief update, also include some of your remote workers in the agenda each month to make sure they feel included.Several People DominateEveryone has been in a situation where a “meeting hog” takes over the conversation, either lengthening a meeting or cutting into the time that might have been used by others. It’s up to meeting organizers to keep everyone on track, quickly steering the conversation if someone begins to dominate. SmartSheet’s free meeting agenda templates can give you the start you need to create professional-quality agendas. You’ll find with an agenda in place, your meetings are shorter but on topic and your attendees are engaged, since they’ll know what to expect.Participants Aren’t EngagedIs everyone in your meeting paying attention from start to finish? The only way to gauge this is to look around the room and see if anyone has checked out, but even then you may not know. This becomes even more complicated with remote workers, since they could be surfing the internet or watching TV and you’d never know. If they aren’t captured on video at all times, they may even get up and walk way at various intervals. One long-popular trick to ensure people stay engaged is to randomly call on people to speak on the topic at hand. Make an effort you include remote participants in that effort. If you’re hosting virtual events like webinars, coordinators like Virtual Venues specialize in helping hosts keep attendees interested.Although many have preconceptions about meetings with AI, they don’t have to be a reality. With the right tools and techniques, you can change the way your staff feels about meetings, whether they’re in the office or working from home. Make sure you measure the results to determine whether your tools are working, including pulling reports and noting whether the items discussed in the meeting were followed up on after the fact. Tags:#Calendar#engagement#meetings Peter Daisyme Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagecenter_img AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …last_img read more

Director Carine Bijlsma Got Personal With D’Angelo For “Devil’s Pie”

first_imgDutch filmmaker Carine Bijlsma’s patience and respect paid off for this 2019 Tribeca Film Festival documentary about the reclusive R&B artist D’Angelo.Like D’Angelo’s long-awaited comeback album Black Messiah, the documentary stewed on his timing. Devil’s Pie — D’Angelo premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this weekend. Two screenings remain on the schedule.Dutch filmmaker Carine Bijlsma had the idea for a project in 2010 after becoming reacquainted with D’Angelo’s transcendent falsetto and juicy, elemental neo-soul stylings. It had been ten years since he’d released a record. Voodoo, D’Angelo’s second album out in 2000, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and sustained a long life in the singer’s mysterious absence.“He is a brilliant musician with a beautiful energy, and I was curious to explore the world that I hear in his music,” Bijlsma says. “I was curious to know who he was both as a man and an artist. I struggled with why he did not perform for so many years. How could such a beautiful instrument want to hide himself?”The director saw an opportunity in 2012 when D’Angelo resurfaced to play some dates in Europe. Bijlsma reached out by email to one of his bandmates introducing herself and expressing interest in making a documentary about D’Angelo. The bandmate, who the director declines to name, responded about a month later. It took about five more months for D’Angelo to give the director a call. “Let’s do the film,” he said.“We agreed to hold off on filming until the Black Messiah album was released [in 2014] and to create the film, at least in part, around the Black Messiah world tour. During the two years until the album’s release, D’Angelo and I stayed in touch mostly by phone. His commitment to the project never wavered. D’Angelo and I seemed to connect from the start,” Bijlsma says.Devil’s Pie introduces audiences to a still-fragile D’Angelo. He’s been shaken by the deaths of three close kin and a car accident that might have killed him. Managers and comrades like Questlove explain how his particular genius and sensitivity kept him away from the stage during difficult years. With Black Messiah, D’Angelo reclaimed his distinctive, holistic place in the popular R&B soundscape, and it came time to play out again. Bijlsma filmed rehearsals for 2015’s Second Coming tour and traveled with the band through Europe, the U.S., Japan, Australia, and New Zealand on 54 dates. She was able to capture a touching response from fans who’ve matured since D’Angelo’s early days, when women in the crowd would tug at his clothing so often that his hairstylist advised him to cut slits in his t-shirts, so he wouldn’t get choked.D’Angelo’s support system is earnest and serious. His friends still worry about the singer’s mental health and struggles with substance abuse, but rituals keep them strong from day to day.“There was a strong feeling of family among the band members and crew,” Bijlsma says. “Everyone cared very deeply for D’Angelo and felt very privileged to be on stage with him. To prepare for each show, the group sang gospel songs and prayed. The energy of each performance was palpable, and I tried to reflect this in the film. I tried to accurately represent the brotherhood and intensity of this group of very talented musicians. I felt privileged to be onstage surrounded by such energy and be part of this group as we moved from country to country.”Bijlsma, who’s worked on documentaries about classical musicians around the world, sought out a popular musician who’d been in hibernation for more than a decade when she approached D’Angelo. She advises filmmakers who choose opaque subjects to stay consistent in their visions yet remain openminded.“Be truthful and sincere,” she says. Have a strong premise, but don’t approach your subject with any preconceived notions. Allow the film to tell the story.”D’Angelo is currently working on another album, we learn via titles at the end of the documentary. There is no projected release date just yet.Looking for more on the filmmaking industry? Check out these articles.These Tribeca Docs Will Renew Your Faith In The Power of The CameraThe Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Phase ThreeThe Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Phase TwoThe Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic UniverseBreakout Director Kat Candler on the Best Festivals for First-Time Filmmakerslast_img read more

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