Anns Grove man wanted for 2016 murder of girl, 14

first_imgDead teen: Malika HamiltonWanted: Alvin “Satan” ReidThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) has issued a wanted bulletin for 35-year-old Alvin “Satan” Reid for the 2016 murder of 14-year-old Malika Hamilton.Reid was last year freed of the charge owing to insufficient evidence when he appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.The body of the young girl was found on August 9, 2016 in the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and it was initially assumed that the teen had drowned.However, family members had been adamant that the child’s demise was as a result of foul play.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, had conducted a post-mortem examination of the teen’s body, and it was revealed that she had died as a result of asphyxiation or suffocation. She was also said to have suffered from blunt trauma to the head and compression injury to the neck.Shortly after, Police, following a lead, found Reid hiding in a barrel at the Anns Grove cemetery.Reports are that although investigators spent several hours grilling the man about the murder, he had continuously denied any involvement in the crime.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Reid is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 229-2289, 229-3564, or 911 or at the nearest Police Station.last_img read more

BC Hydro seeks regulatory approval for South Peace transmission line

first_img“We will be preparing a detailed environmental management plan for the project prior to the start of construction,” said Barrett.If the BCUC grants the application, it is expected construction of the project would begin early next year and the line would be in service by October of 2013.More information on the project can be found online at http://transmission.bchydro.com/projects/dcc/. For more information on the BCUC, its regulatory review process and how to participate, go online to www.bcuc.com. Detailed maps of the proposed transmission line route, divided into three main sections, have been included with this article. The public utility announced today it has applied for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to the independent regulator of energy services, that will examine the need and justification for the project, its cost, socio-economic and environmental factors, and what alternatives to the project might exist.The Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission Project is a proposed 230-kilovolt double-circuit transmission line, spanning about 60 kilometers between the planned Sundance Substation, to be located 19 kilometres east of Chetwynd near Highway 97, and Bear Mountain Terminal. A second 230-kilovolt double-circuit line, about 12 kilometers long, will connect Bear Mountain Terminal to Dawson Creek Substation. Bear Mountain Terminal will then be expanded into a full substation. The project is estimated to cost about $250 million and create up to 110 jobs per year during the construction stage. BC Hydro states that electricity demand in the South Peace region is growing at 10 times the rate as the utility’s system as a whole is growing, largely driven by natural gas development and related activities.- Advertisement -The route for the proposed transmission line was chosen after extensive consultation with stakeholders, and generally follows either the route of an existing transmission line or exiting roads or railroads where possible to minimize new disturbance, said Bruce Barrett, vice president responsible for BC Hydro’s major transmission and distribution projects.”We’ve been communicating with stakeholders in the South Peace for over a year, including elected officials for the communities in the area, and property owners who could be affected by the construction of the project,” he said. “We have communicated with the owners of over 100 private parcels.He said the preferred route for the line will affect more than 75 property owners, primarily with agricultural properties. He said the majority of houses are well over 100 metres from the proposed location of the line, and in cases where there are homes close to the existing line, they’ve made efforts to deviate from the existing right-of-way to avoid those homes.Advertisement He said a major mitigation effort is the design of the tower structures that will support the line, which will employ a single, steel pole structure rather than multiple poles or structural foundations. They will also select locations for those poles that minimize the impact to the land base, such as on on fencelines or near roads, he said. He added they will not be using guide wires so won’t be any wires or anchors extending out from the structures that will interfere with agriculture or other uses.”We’ve tried to keep the corridor as narrow as we can and reduce the number of structures, and in that way limit the effect on the land base,” said Barrett, adding there will be between 200-250 poles along the length of the project.The project does not require a provincial environmental assessment, and at this time appears not to trigger a federal assessment either. However, BC Hydro did hire a consulting firm to carry out environmental and archeological studies starting last year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – A 14-year-old boy was run over by a vehicle in Whittier on Tuesday and trapped underneath for a time, leaving him with major injuries, authorities said. County firefighters were sent to the 13800 block of East Whittier Boulevard about 2 p.m. The boy was trapped beneath the vehicle for about 12 minutes before being freed by firefighters. The youth was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles because he met “trauma criteria,” a fire department spokesman said. Drive-by shooter wounds pedestrian WHITTIER – A pedestrian sustained non-life-threatening wounds in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, Whittier police reported Tuesday. The pedestrian, who authorities said was a local gang member, was near Santa Fe Springs and Lambert roads when he was shot at 1:06a.m. Monday. He was shot in both thighs, but was able to go to a local convenience store to call police. The man described the suspect’s vehicle as a late-1980s Chrysler. Authorities later reported to a call from another resident near Shoemaker Avenue and Foxley Drive. Officers found a rifle, as well as clothing that matched that of the shooter, inside a recycling bin outside a nearby residence. Anyone with information is urged to call Whittier police at (562) 945-8250. Pico Pride Day set for April 14 cream-color PICO RIVERA – Residents are invited to help beautify the city during the ninth annual Community Pride Day on April 14. The city is seeking volunteers with a few hours to spare, work gloves, a rake or shovel and community pride. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. on April 14 at Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd., before heading out to one of five sites to assist with cleaning, painting, landscaping or repairing. The first 500 volunteers, ages 6 and up, will receive a free T-shirt, and everyone will be treated to breakfast and lunch. Volunteers 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To register as a volunteer, or for more information, call (562) 801-4430. Football camp at Adventure Park WHITTIER – Eighth-grade boys interested in learning football techniques from high school players are invited to a free football camp this week. The camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. daily through Friday at Adventure Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. FEMA plan open for review LA HABRA – The public is invited to review and comment on the “Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan,” which is designed to provide guidance and direction on implementing hazard mitigation action items on a probability and cost-priority basis. The overall goal of the plan, which is required by FEMA, is to reduce the potential for damage to La Habra assets from natural hazards or disasters. All comments on the draft plan are due by April 15. Comments may be directed to John Rees, Emergency Services Coordinator, 101 N. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631. For more information, call (562) 905-9753. – From staff and wire reports 160Want 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

Hyundai Motor Co. chairman jailed in financial scandal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventChung emerged from the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office in Seoul after his arrest, before being taken by car to the Seoul Detention Center, just outside the city. He made no comment. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Kim Dong-jin was assuming full responsibility and operational control for Hyundai Motor, “a duty he shared with Chairman Chung Mong-koo,” company spokesman Oles Gadacz said after the arrest warrant was issued. “All local and overseas manufacturing, sales, marketing and R&D (research and development) operations are unaffected by today’s development, and will continue normal operations,” he said. Hyundai has delayed its first-quarter earnings announcement as well as a formal signing ceremony for the Czech plant as a result of the probe, while Kia has delayed a groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. plant. Auto industry analysts in recent days have said that while Hyundai could suffer some short-term distractions because of the investigation, the long-term impact was unlikely to be large given the company’s strong sales. Seoul District Court Judge Lee Jong-seok said he had decided to issue the warrant after deliberating all day Friday because of the “heavy” nature of the allegations. Under South Korean law, prosecutors can detain suspects for up to 20 days after arrest before their indictment. “The suspect is denying most of the charges and it is feared he could destroy evidence,” Lee said. Prosecutors said they would continue to investigate Kia President Chung Eui-sun, Chung’s only son, but did not plan to seek his detention.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEOUL, South Korea – The chairman of Hyundai Motor Co. was arrested and jailed Friday in an embezzlement and slush fund scandal engulfing South Korea’s largest automaker. Chairman Chung Mong-koo’s arrest came as Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. are aggressively expanding operations to achieve their goal of becoming the world’s sixth-largest automaker by 2010. Hyundai said it had put a top executive in charge and all operations were proceeding normally. Chung, 68, was accused of embezzling about $106 million in company money to create the slush fund, and of breach of trust for allegedly incurring about $320 million in damages to the company, prosecutors said. The investigation, which began last month, has highlighted concerns about transparency at South Korea’s ubiquitous family-run industrial conglomerates, or chaebol, known for scandals and lax corporate governance. last_img read more

DDTV: GALLANT DONEGAL RECEIVE AMAZING RECEPTION BACK ON HOME SOIL

first_imgThere may have been tears but Donegal’s senior and minor teams returned heroes when they arrived back in The Diamond in Donegal Town last night.DonegalTV were there to capture the scenes as more than 5,000 people turned out to great Declan Bonner, Jim McGuinness and their teams. Simply clock on the video to play. vbvbvbvbvbvDDTV: GALLANT DONEGAL RECEIVE AMAZING RECEPTION BACK ON HOME SOIL was last modified: September 23rd, 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:DDTVdonegalDonegalTVJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

Kerrykeel and Fanad communities remember Manus with cheque presentation

first_imgA fundraising effort has raised €3,000 in appreciation to Glenswilly GAA for the help received during the wake and funeral of the late Manus Kelly.The family of Bernie Kelly, the McBride’s, held a car wash in Kerrykeel where the local Fanad community donated to raise funds.Pictured above, Bernard McBride presents Glenswilly Chairman Mick Murphy with the cheque.  Kerrykeel and Fanad communities remember Manus with cheque presentation was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Eight-race opening day at Humboldt County Fair loaded with potential

first_imgFERNDALE >> Humboldt County Fair racing secretary Tom Doutrich and assistant Lisa Jones exchanged “high fives” and were beaming from ear-to-ear after entries were completed for Friday’s opening program for the 120th race meet.And they both had good reason for their excitement.Doutrich and Jones, aided greatly by owners and trainers who entered their horses, had put together arguably the best opening day program in recent years that will be presented when the Humboldt meet starts a six-day …last_img read more

Minister Jeff Radebe shares details of 30 day payment plan

first_imgSmall business is big business, minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday, 6 September, at an imbizo held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.“A total of 47% of our country’s people are employed by the small business sector. That is 7,3-million people,” said Radebe.As Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, he is tasked with giving life to the vision of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) Vision 2030 which includes the creation of 11-million jobs by 2030. “This cannot be possible if we don’t support the small business sector. The government is aware of this.”A major focus of the imbizo was the challenge small businesses faced when it came to payment for services delivered to government. The minister promised a 30 day payment intervention to fast-track the payment of suppliers. The 30 day payment intervention is created in line with the NDP’s priorities to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality.Radebe said the government is aware of the frustrations entrepreneurs have, especially relating to red-tape and policies. “Small businesses remain vulnerable… We [the government] shall continue to put measures in your sector to thrive.”The 30 day payment-programmePart of the intervention is to roll out supported programmes, said Radebe. “This includes visits and inspections being done [at departments] to address the issues relating to non-payment. “We will assist government departments to put measures in place to make sure payments are done.”A study will be conducted on why payments are not done accordingly. Additionally, Radebe said his department will work together with the Department of Treasury to attend to queries. “There will be a walk-in office at the department of treasury.”He urged the public, especially suppliers, to also play a role and added that corruption,no matter how small, should be reported.Livelihood affectedIn one instance, an entrepreneur [a supplier] from KwaZulu-Natal told Radebe and the panel that he lost his house and cars because of late payments. Another entrepreneur has been waiting for payment for two years.Radebe said it is not right that suppliers are paid long after 30 days, because their livelihoods are affected. “The 30 day payment has to be adhered to. People [in government] need to be charged for financial misconduct if they don’t adhere to the 30 day payment period. Small business [suppliers] should be paid within 14 days.”Radebe said the problem of small business owners receiving late payments is not unique to the government. Private sector is just as guilty.Mzwandile Masina, executive mayor of Ekurhuleni Municipality, appealed to entrepreneurs to make sure that they deliver quality services. “Work with us to provide quality services. If you build a house, do it the best you can. Someone is going to live in that house.”In a speech about his 10 year plan, Masina said one of his plans is to help people in townships to realise their dreams. He said there will also be a policy implemented to encourage people to buy local products or services.Any queries relating to the 30 day intervention can be sent to the email address 30daypayment@dpme.gov.za.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Resource Discovery: The National Fatherhood Initiative

first_imgThis post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. [Flickr, Portfolio of Susanna Avery-Lynch by Susanna Avery-Lych, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015In previous posts we’ve discussed the benefits of father involvement for both fathers and their children. This week’s featured resource is the National Fatherhood Initiative website which aims to equip fathers with education and resources needed to engage in their children’s’ lives. The  website includes information specific to military fathers making it a resource that professionals working with military families can use to equip families at any point in their military life cycle. In its aim to:“…improve well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers…” The National Fatherhood Initiative website houses Quality Resources, Professional Technical Assistance, and Trainings and Workshops for military personnel as well as resources for professionals serving them. Topics in the training program range from becoming a new father to preparing for deployment with young children. In 2010, the National Fatherhood Initiative equipped over 40 National Guard sites with fatherhood resources. They have also distributed pamphlets and information kiosks to active installations across the country.last_img read more

The 5 Most Powerful Camera Movements in Cinema History

first_imgThe TiltA camera tilt is similar to a pan, but instead of turning left or right, it moves up or down. The physical camera stays in the same stationary place, but the field of view, like the pan, changes. Here’s a YouTube example of a proper tilt by Frank Healz. The Tracking ShotImage via Wikipedia.A tracking shot — or dolly shot — involves moving a camera forward, backward, left, or right (or any combination thereof) in real space. Often, this requires a dolly track to keep the camera steady. Usually, this movement covers short, controlled distances; however, in cinema, it’s often combined with pans, tilts, pedestals, and zooms — as you can see in the example below.These are just the basic camera movements, if you’re interested in learning more about some more advanced moves and general filmmaking knowledge, check out some of these resources.6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly ShotsTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesAchieving a Jib Shot with a Slide The ZoomImage via PetaPixel.A zoom is a camera move that does not require any camera “movement” at all — so to speak. A zoom involves a camera increasing or decreasing its focal length to magnify an image. Not all camera lenses are capable of this, but here’s a breakdown of how a zoom lens works. For our purposes, zooming in or out can change the composition, scene, or even the story. Which is your favorite camera movement? Let us know in the comments.center_img The CraneImage via Hague Camera Supports.Also called a pedestal or jib shot, this technique requires moving the actual camera body up or down in space. The term jib comes from the arm used in a camera craning device. For longer crane movements, you need longer and longer jibs (as you can see in the photo above). Here’s an example of a famous crane shot. These camera movements revolutionized the art of filmmaking.Cover image via Vintage Everyday.While it may be something most filmmakers take for granted, the concept of camera movement is really the apex of centuries of image-capturing technology. Movement, whether it is from a stationary location or freely across three-dimensional space, is a powerful cinematic technique. So, as a filmmaker or video producer, it’s important for you to understand what movement is and how it works.Let’s explore the five most powerful camera movements in cinema history.The PanLet’s start with the basics. One of the first camera moves to appear in cinema was perhaps the simplest. If your camera is on a tripod, moving the camera head to the left or to the right is called a “pan.” You can see an example of it in the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery below.last_img read more