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MAN CHARGED WITH SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN ST JOHNSTON AND MANOR

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first_imgA 20 year old man has admitted taking part in a number of burglaries in Manorcunningham, Raphoe and St Johnston.Copper piping, a quad, power tools and other items were taken during a number of burglaries.The raids took place on vacant houses and also on a local school in Raphoe. More than €2,000 worth of copper was taken during the raids.Gardai Eoin Waters told a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court that he arrested Justin Bonner of Convoy on suspicion of being involved in the robberies.Bonner, who was 17 at the time in February 20012, later admitted to being involved in the crimes.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said that his client had not been in trouble since this incident and had “turned a corner.”He also gave evidence that Bonner had been one of four people involved in the robberies.Judge Denis McLoughlin asked if much damage as caused to the houses form which the copper had ben taken.Garda Waters said the robberies took place during the harsh winter of 2012 and that luckily all waters had been turned off and no real damage was caused.Judge McLoughlin said that he had hoped Bonner had turned a corner and asked for a community service report to be compiled on Bonner.He said he was not considering sending him to jail and adjourned the case until July 17th.MAN CHARGED WITH SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN ST JOHNSTON AND MANOR was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 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:burglariesdonegalJustin BonnerRaphoeSt Johnstonlast_img read more

SA expertise for new UK gold mine

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first_img23 January 2012 A new gold mine set to open in the United Kingdom will be processing its ore using South African technology and expertise – an indication of how SA’s economy could benefit from new mining operations internationally, reports the Mail & Guardian. The newspaper reported on Friday that Australian-owned Scotgold Resources had secured environmental approval to start operations at the new Cononish gold mine in midwestern Scotland in 2013 – and had ordered a turnkey ore-processing plant from South African engineering firm Consulmet Metals. The Johannesburg firm would “design the plant, have it built locally, partially disassemble it before shipment, and commission it at the mine near Loch Lomond in Scotland,” the Mail & Guardian reported. “It may be a small deal in the world of mining, but the $10-million gold extraction plant … casts the spotlight on South Africa’s readiness to capitalise on local mining expertise. “Extensive mining opportunities opening up in Africa have deepened the experience of local engineering houses such as Consulmet Metals in building ready-to-use processing plants in hostile terrain. “This, and an emotional preference to do business with fellow Africans, ensures that South Africa will benefit from the African mining boom in particular.” An additional incentive for foreign firms to make use of South African expertise, the Mail & Guardian points out, comes from South Africa’s state-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation, which provides guarantees to banks to finance orders for South African capital equipment. Consulmet Metals CEO Rupert Swanepoel told the newspaper that the Scotgold project was the first – but certainly not the last – in which it would be using the Export Credit Insurance Corporation to “sweeten” its offering to its foreign clients. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

‘GST revenue at an all-time low’

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first_imgThe revenue from the Goods and Services Tax has slipped by over ₹2,500 crore — to a 19-month low in September — and is showing no signs of recovery due to a massive tax fraud and overall “flaws in the system”, indicated West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra in a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Mr. Mitra wrote the letter on Monday.The GST revenue slipped from ₹94,442 crore in September 2018 to ₹91,916 crore in September, 2019 — a drop of ₹2,526 crore. Highlighting the drop, Mr. Mitra argued that this “probably is the first time that monthly collections have been at an all-time low”. This collection, Mr. Mitra noted, is “even lower than the collection for July 2017, which was ₹92,283 crore”.“Though it has picked up slightly in October with ₹95,380 crore, it is still 5.29% below the collection of October 2018 which was ₹1,00,710 crore,” Mr. Mitra said. He underscored that despite his repeated warnings about “GST fraud and the flaws in the system… no discussion was held on this issue in the last GST Council meeting”. In his two-page letter, Mr. Mitra pointed at the problem of fake input tax credit that manufacturers and in turn dealers are entitled to for paying input taxes. He indicated that a network of fake ITC was snowballing in the country and yet “we continue to work in silos”.“A few days ago, Odisha SGST authorities detected a fraud worth ₹138 crore”, while in September searches carried out “in 336 locations across 15 States detected fake ITC worth ₹740 crore”. One person in Mumbai with credit of ₹93 crore and another person in a case worth ₹127 crore were arrested since September, Mr. Mitra noted. “Each and every State and the Central GST authorities are continually detecting fake invoices and absentee registered tax payers,” he wrote.No task force Since fake ITC means a loss of tax as it is “not backed by transaction in goods or services in reality”, such leakages are contributing to the “falling revenue trend,” Mr. Mitra noted. He regretted that “no task force [was] set up” to deal with the fraud as suggested by him earlier.last_img read more

CWG 2014: Indian shooter Prakash Nanjappa wins silver in 10m air pistol

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first_imgStar marksman Prakash Nanjappa secured a silver medal to extend India’s tally of medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Saturday.The Indian shooter scored 198.2 points finishing at the second point behind Australia’s Daniel Repacholli who clinched the top spot with a score of 199.5 points.Nanjappa shot a series of 97, 96, 95, 99, 97, 96 to top the qualification round with 580 points.However, Om Prakash missed out by a point after shooting series of 93, 97, 92, 95, 95, 96 to total 568.England’s Stewart Nangle (578) came second while Daniel Repacholi (574) of Australia took the third spot in the qualification round.last_img

10 months agoChelsea drop Cesc asking price further in last 24 hours

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea drop Cesc asking price further in last 24 hoursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have dropped their asking price for Cesc Fabregas in the last 24 hours.Chelsea and AC Milan are locked in negotiations over a January fee for the Spain international, who is off contract in June.Tuttosport says Chelsea have cut their valuation from €10m to €8m, but it’s still too rich for the Rossonero.Milan are willing to cough up – but only to €4m.The big problem for all three parties is the threat of financial fair play penalties that are hanging over Milan – and as such restricting their spending plans for next month. last_img

Here’s Who Nick Saban Thinks Should Be Favored To Win It All (It’s Not Alabama)

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first_imgNick Saban seen talking to the media.ESPN.Alabama is the favorite to win it all this season, according to nearly every sportsbook out there. Nick Saban disagrees with the oddsmakers. Who does the five-time national champion head coach think should be favored to win the national championship? The team his program defeated in last season’s College Football Playoff title game: Clemson. “How can they not pick Clemson?” Saban said during his appearance at ESPN today. “Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in college football since Cam Newton.”Bama 5/1 fav to win nat’l title. Nick Saban: “How can they not pick Clemson? Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in CFB since Cam Newton”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 19, 2016Coach Saban starting the morning off in Bristol on @SportsCenter #RollTide pic.twitter.com/taAVky2Ohs— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) July 19, 2016This is just Saban trying to lessen the expectations for his team, but Clemson’s path to the national championship game is clearer than Alabama’s. The Crimson Tide are probably a more-talented team, but their quarterback situation is unclear and the schedule is pretty brutal. The Tigers, meanwhile, have a Heisman Trophy contender behind center and a more manageable schedule. Who are you betting on to win it all this year?last_img read more

More than 200 Students and Teachers Prepare for Science and Technology Fair

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first_img “The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted. Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion. Story Highlights More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.The three sessions, which were held in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville, provided a forum for participants to identify key challenges affecting sectors in Jamaica and possible solutions.Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion.Following this, ideas from the discussion were pitched and analysed to determine the feasibility of the ideas.“The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted.“For the Fair, we don’t want persons to come up with ideas that are not necessarily relevant at this time, so the sessions were to provide that sort of brainstorming session that would first identify the gaps that currently exist, what we can expect in the future, and how it is we can now, through foresight, develop innovative solutions to address [these],” she added.Students and teachers were exposed to presenters from various industries representing the categories of the Science Fair, including energy, health, security and food and agro-processing.Ms. McKenzie said there was a representative from the Montego Bay Marine Park who looked at the environmental conditions in Jamaica, and challenged persons to come up with ideas and solutions to mitigate these.Additionally, the students and teachers were exposed to an entrepreneurial perspective with the inclusion of entrepreneurs in the fields of nutraceuticals, agriculture, entertainment and photography.“This [entrepreneurship] is important because this is something that we are really pushing for persons, especially for the youth to get involved in,” Ms. McKenzie explained.She further added that this is a key component of the ‘Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industry’ (YEDAI) project, with which the Council is partnering this year to stage the National Science and Technology Fair.“We realise that there is a high rate of migration; especially for individuals that have attained tertiary-level education, there is a low innovation index in Jamaica, and even in cases where persons have developed items, products and services, there is not enough support, guidance or resources available to them,” Ms. McKenzie said.She noted that the sessions sought to provide persons with information to let them know of the potential that they “can tap into, benefit from and generate employment for themselves and other persons”.The sessions were held between April 19 and May 2.The National Science and Technology Fair is scheduled for June 12, with a registration deadline of May 18.For more information, persons may send an email to steu@src-jamaica.org or they may call 876-927-1771-4. More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.last_img read more

We Put Bryce Harper And Manny Machado On A Bunch Of Different

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We are now less than a week away from almost all pitchers and catchers reporting, and the two biggest free agents on the market — Manny Machado and Bryce Harper — have yet to sign. The rumor mill around them continues to swirl, but we’re tired of not knowing for sure where these two will play this year. So we thought we’d take matters into our own hands, instead of simply waiting around for the latest hot-stove updates.To that end, we called on our friends at Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP), a strategic simulation game that allows players to put on their general manager hats and run their own teams. We asked them to simulate out the careers of Harper and Machado a bunch of times under scenarios where they sign with a bunch of different teams. Think of it as the multiverse of MLB possibilities that still could play out, depending on where these two superstars end up signing.It’s important to note that this is all guided by the game’s artificial intelligence, so it’s based on a simulation engine primarily intended for fun gameplay.1Though it can be a pretty serious simulation, as far as these things go. Perhaps you’ve heard of the soccer sim Football Manager and its notoriously addictive qualities? OOTP is essentially the same game, except for baseball. Having said all that, in the true spirit of J. Henry Waugh’s Universal Baseball Association, what if …… Machado signs with the White Sox?Frequency: 80 percent of simulations2OOTP ran 25 sample offseasons for us, tracking how often each player signed with which team.Average contract: Eight years for $198 millionSix-year team wins: 78.7 per seasonSix-year WAR: 6.0 per seasonBest playoff result: Loses divisional series in 2021Machado is one of the brightest stars in the OOTP universe, with an overall rating of 77 out of 80 (using the traditional 20-80 scouting scale). If he were to sign with the White Sox, one of his most frequently rumored suitors in real life, OOTP sees him having a tremendous individual debut in Chicago, putting together an All-Star season worth 6.5 wins above replacement. But the White Sox would have to wait until 2020 to improve as a team, leaping from 63 wins in 2019 to 92 in 2020, with Machado once again having a strong 5.8-WAR season. Chicago would average 92 wins per season in 2020 and ’21, making the playoffs both years, but they would top out with a tough five-game loss in the American League Division Series in 2021, then drop down to 80 wins in 2022 as Machado’s teammates regress.He would average 5.7 WAR per season over the next two years, but the Sox would miss the playoffs both seasons, with Machado opting out of his contract to join the New York Mets on a five-year, $197.5 million deal before the 2025 season. (Chicago would be fine without him, making the American League Championship Series in 2025 and 2026.) In New York, Machado’s individual numbers would decline to an average of 4.1 WAR per season, but he would help the 2028 Mets reach the World Series — where, in classic Mets fashion, they would lose to the Astros in seven games. After bouncing to the Nationals and Rockies in the early 2030s, Machado would retire in October 2032 with a JAWS score of 63.4, which should easily earn him a place in the Hall of Fame.… Machado signs with the Padres?Frequency: 20 percent of simulationsAverage contract: Eight years for $212 millionSix-year team wins: 83.3 per seasonSix-year WAR: 5.0 per seasonBest playoff result: Loses league championship series in 2024If Machado were to sign with San Diego, OOTP’s AI thinks that he would make about $14 million more over an eight-year contract than he would with the White Sox. But how would his Padres do on the field? In this universe, Machado would have an incredible initial campaign in Southern California, putting up 7.5 WAR and winning the National League’s MVP in 2019. His team, though, would only improve from 66 to 76 wins, good for third place in the NL West, and Machado would later struggle to repeat his amazing debut season. The simulations have him averaging just 4.1 WAR per season in 2020-21, with the Padres winning only 71 games a year. But in 2022, Machado would bounce back with 5.2 WAR, and San Diego would win 95 games, making the divisional series. It’s part of a three-year playoff surge for the Padres, peaking with 100 wins in 2024 — but that team is projected to crash out of the playoffs with a disappointing five-game NLCS loss to the Dodgers.That offseason, Machado would opt out of his initial contract and sign a five-year, $157.5 million deal with the expansion Memphis Scouts — which are a thing in this universe! — where he would spend the next five seasons playing reasonably well (4.2 WAR per year), but losing so many ballgames would surely give him flashbacks to the horrid 2018 Orioles. The best season of Machado’s final years is forecast to be an out-of-nowhere 4.3-WAR season with the 101-win Cincinnati Reds in 2032, but that team would ultimately lose in the divisional series. In September 2035, Machado would retire from pro baseball as a probable Hall of Famer.… Machado signs somewhere else?While OOTP’s AI thinks Chicago and San Diego are the destinations most likely for Machado, it also forced him onto the Phillies, Yankees and Twins for the sake of the full multiverse. The first two outcomes are about a wash individually, with Machado nearing 7 WAR in his best simulated season for each team and producing roughly the same total WAR (33.9 in New York, 32.6 in Philly). He would also stay longer in each city: seven years with the Phillies before opting out to join the Giants and the full eight-year contract span with the Yankees. But in terms of team performance, Machado wouldn’t win a World Series in either Philadelphia or New York, coming closest with a seven-game ALCS loss in 2022 as part of his Yankees timeline. It’s kind of a sad set of outcomes for a pair of teams that you’d think would offer Machado the greatest chance of team success. As for the Twins, they would be very successful with Machado, winning 90.2 games per season in his five years in Minnesota, including a World Series berth in 2021. But he would also opt out of that contract as early as possible, moving on to sign a massive deal with the Giants. Such is the way of Minnesota sports. So where should each star sign? If these OOTP simulations are any indication, it looks like Harper and the Cardinals would be best off with him playing right field in St. Louis, and Machado should lean toward manning the hot corner for the Padres. But those are but two options in the multiverse of possible outcomes. The only thing that we are 100 percent certain about is that at least one of these teams should sign these guys now. Stars like Machado and Harper shouldn’t still be going into spring training without a deal in place — for their own sake and for the sake of fan bases whose teams can use them to compete this season.Special thanks to Richard Grisham and Out of the Park Developments for their help with this story. Let’s move on to Harper, whose future is more difficult to read than Machado’s. OOTP’s AI predicted that he’d sign with any of four teams — the Giants (64 percent), Cardinals (20 percent), Padres (12 percent) and Dodgers (4 percent) — and that’s not even the full spate of his commonly rumored options. But let’s peer into OOTP’s crystal ball anyway. What if …… Harper signs with the Giants?Frequency: 64 percent of simulationsAverage contract: Seven years for $175 millionSix-year team wins: 82.1 per seasonSix-year WAR: 3.3 per seasonBest playoff result: No playoffsThe Giants are a weird team that won 73 games last season despite trying to contend, and they do have the need for a corner outfielder like Harper if they want to try it again in 2019. According to OOTP, San Francisco would pay about $15 million to $20 million more over a seven-year deal than Harper’s other potential suitors, and they wouldn’t get much postseason success out of it. They are projected to average 85.5 wins per season over the first four years of Harper’s deal, finishing second in the NL West (and out of the playoffs) each year. They would also get classic inconsistent Bryce: 5.7 WAR in Year 1, followed by 2.2 and 2.9 WAR (both seasons riddled with injuries), then 4.4, and then 0.6 in a terrible 2023 season during which Harper would hit .209, with the Giants crashing to 74 wins.After six up-and-down seasons by the Bay, Harper would sign a four-year, $116.8 million deal with the Brewers. He is projected for a strong season on a playoff-bound Milwaukee team in 2025 but then just 2.1 WAR per year over the next two seasons before opting out early yet again to join … yes, the Yankees. During his inevitable run in pinstripes, Harper would boast an .821 OPS as his Yanks make (and lose) the ALCS in 2028, but he would put up negative WAR over the next two seasons. He would retire at age 38 after being released by New York (and briefly rejoining the Giants). Harper’s final JAWS score of 49.9 would put him right on the edge of the Hall of Fame relative to other right fielders.… Harper signs with the Cardinals?Frequency: 20 percent of simulationsAverage contract: Seven years for $151 millionSix-year team wins: 87.2 per seasonSix-year WAR: 4.9 per seasonBest playoff result: Loses World Series in 2027 and 2030This is one of the most successful universes either star free agent had in our OOTP simulations. In this world, the Cardinals would grab Harper for the bargain-bin price of $151 million, and he would stay with them for a total of 12 seasons thanks to another midcareer contract extension. St. Louis would be mostly competitive throughout Harper’s dozen seasons there, averaging 87 wins per year and making the playoffs nine times, including two pennant-winning runs. Harper is projected for 53.4 total WAR in a Cardinals uniform (which would actually rank him just below Ozzie Smith for fifth on the franchise’s all-time leaderboard), winning the 2023 NL MVP with a 1.033 OPS and 7.4 WAR. In Harper’s final season as a Cardinal at age 37, OOTP sees St. Louis losing the 2030 World Series to (Machado’s?) White Sox in a heartbreaking seventh game.After leaving St. Louis, Harper would sign a three-year, $62 million deal with the Mets, but a fractured knee would cost him 88 games in his first New York season, and he wouldn’t be the same player afterward, averaging just 1.1 WAR/year in 2032-33. Following an ineffective 51-game stint with the Giants in 2034, Harper would retire as a surefire Hall of Famer with a JAWS score of 69.2.… Harper signs somewhere else?Harper has been linked to so many teams, it’s tough to keep track sometimes. So we asked OOTP to look at the other teams its own AI saw Harper signing with (the Padres and Dodgers), plus the Phillies, White Sox and Harper’s erstwhile team, the Nationals. Of those, the Dodgers easily offer the greatest amount of team glory — in fact, they would basically become a dynasty with Bryce on board, winning the 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024 World Series and losing it in 2025 (as Harper would put up 44.3 WAR during seven seasons in L.A.).3Just for good measure, Harper would return to Washington in this Dodgers simulation, after a four-season stint with the Mariners, and would also win the 2030 World Series with the Nats in his age-37 season. Individually, Harper would finish with 98.3 WAR in that universe, edging out his 93.2 WAR in the Cardinals simulation for the best of the options we looked at. The rest offer varying degrees of lesser success from both a team and personal perspective, with the Phillies, Nats and Padres projected to make the playoffs a few times on Harper’s first contract (he would re-up with the Padres and Nationals for the long-term in those simulations) and Harper accumulating just shy of 80 career WAR in each universe. read more

Teen Drops FBomb During Blue Hills Arrest

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first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Related Items:clement howell high school, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRoyal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force Press ReleaseWednesday, 01st October 2014 8:08AM – Police have arrested a 17 year old male after a police Sergeant was alledgely assaulted at a school in Blue Hills yesterday.At approximately 2:40PM (Tuesday 30 September 2014), police attached at the said school received information that a male who is not a student of that school allegedly trespassed on school property. Police and security officers approached the said male and he began to run away. A police Sargent gave chase and upoun catching up with the male, the officer arrested him on suspicion of Trespass.While taking the said male back to the school, it is alledged that the Sargent was punched several times to his head, which resulted in a wound above his left eye. Officers nearby on patrol assisted the Sargent and subdued the male. The teen was arrested for Wounding, Malicious Damage to Property, Trespass and Resisting Arrest. He was taken to Chalk Sound Police Station and remains in police custody pending further investigations.The injured male officer was taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment of a head injury and later released.About 3:05PM, while officers were still on scene, it was observed by at least one of the officers that a fifteen year old student of the said school in Blue Hills was throwing stones at a marked police vehicle. Officers observed that the said vehicle had a dent on the front right door frame. The accused was then arrested on suspicion of Malicious Damage to Property and Throwing missiles. He was taken to Chalk Sound Police Station and later given police bail to return on a later date while investigations continue. Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016last_img read more

KPBSD Additional Funding Request From Borough Up For Public Comment

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first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce was absent at the meeting on April 2, but previously spoke with KSRM News regarding the request for additional funding from the district: “I’ve written a letter to the school district sharing all of our numbers with them, and we wrote a letter to the employees within the borough explaining to them that should the$2.4 million dollar additional funding request be approved by the assembly that there are consequences. I’m laying it out to the assembly as well, we are putting a strong fiscally responsible plan together so that services can continue.” A resolution for the request for additional funding was introduced at the borough assembly meeting on April 2. There will be a public hearing on the request for  $2,423,955 in FY19 from the borough at their meeting on April 16. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be taking public testimony on a request from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for $2,423,955 in FY19 from the borough due to the state reduction in funding. In the request from the district, the additional funding would allow the school district to retain some of the non-tenured staff for FY20, as well as provide a cushion in the event of possible state reductions in funding.last_img read more