The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) intercepted a United States-bound Guyanese woman at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as she was about to board a flight destined for the United States.According to reports, the 26-year-old woman was about to board a flight for New York when the bust was made on Sunday by agents of CANU.Information has revealed that the woman, who was travelling on a US visitors visa, was intercepted with some 1.5 pounds of cocaine that was concealed in a straw bag she was carrying.As persons continue to find the most innovative ways to traffic narcotics in and out of Guyana, anti-narcotics officials have become more vigilant and diligent in their operations, particularly at the country’s main port of entry – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.Only last month, ranks attached to the Police Narcotics Branch seized six kilograms and four grams of cocaine at the CJIA that was destined to be shipped to the US.According to Police officials, the drugs were found in a cargo shipment of frozen fish concealed in a number of boxes.
The communities of Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd are all under a snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada.As of 4pm, Environment Canada has extended the snowfall warning for this area and that we expect another 5 cm of snow. The original forecast for Friday did call for about 5 to 10 cm of snow, so the new forecast means we could get up to 20 cm of snow today. Unofficially Environment Canada reports 15 cm of snow fell so far in Fort St. John.The RCMP have only had a few minor accidents so far today and say that if you do need to travel, slow down and leave extra space in between you the vehicle in front of you. If road conditions change we will let you know.- Advertisement -You can also click here and see current BC Peace Road Conditions
This is the final day of the four day 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Edmonton.More than 165 industry experts are meeting with civic government officials including three lower mainland BC mayors who got an on route firsthand Peace Region education with stops last week in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek — including, Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam.“All three of us actually we had never been to the peace region before, it was great to drive through it instead of just flying it,” said Moore.- Advertisement -“The biggest thing that jumped out for us was the diversity of the economy. It’s not just oil and gas, there’s farming that goes on as well.“I think in the urban area we have the perception that the drilling that’s going on is very invasive, that everywhere you turn you would see some drilling rig somewhere, but that’s just not the case.“It’s such a large landscape,” he said.Advertisement Well, it turns out that Mr. Moore and his mayoralty colleagues Mike Clay of Port Moody, and Richard Stewart of Coquitlam, weren’t the only ones to get a pre-conference oil patch education.Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman is also attending the Edmonton meeting and reports she was on a charter flight last Thursday with a group of her colleagues to Fort McMurray.“Fort St. John is very much on the minds of people that are interested in municipalities and how things are going,” Ackerman said.“How we’ve approached our industry and how we’ve worked with our industry is significantly different than other regions.”Advertisement Meantime, as he headed into the conference on Friday, we asked Mr. Moore to identify what he views as the nation’s his number one federal government legislative challenge.“You regulate something as its being extracted, someone else regulates the pipeline, someone else regulates when it goes from the pipeline to a ship, then when it leaves the harbour, someone else regulates it,” he said.“That doesn’t seem efficient or effective, or helps to address concerns citizens might have regardless of where they are.”
As you can imagine, Tottenham fans were excited to read news of goal machine Harry Kane’s decision to sign a new contract.With focus on potential arrivals on transfer deadline day, the 21-year-old has agreed to remain in north London until 2020 and supporters could not be happier.In the 3-0 win against West Brom on the weekend, he scored goal no.20 in all competitions and he told the Spurs website: “Hopefully now I’ll push on again from this and get even better.” Harry Kane has scored 20 goals in all competitions 1
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches on Saturday, killing at least 15 people in the deadliest confrontation yet in the whirlwind of Muslim anger over the drawings. It was the first major protest to erupt over the issue in Africa’s most populous nation. An Associated Press reporter saw mobs of Muslim protesters swarm through the city center with machetes, sticks and iron rods. One group threw a tire around a man, poured gas on him and set him ablaze. In Libya, the parliament suspended the interior minister after at least 11 people died when his security forces attacked rioters who torched the Italian consulate in Benghazi. Right-wing Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli resigned under pressure, accused of fueling the fury in Benghazi by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with one of the offending cartoons, first published nearly five months ago in a Danish newspaper. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Danish church officials met with a top Muslim cleric in Cairo, meanwhile, but made no significant headway in defusing the conflict. And in what has become a daily event, tens of thousands of Muslims protested – this time in Britain, Pakistan and Austria – to denounce the perceived insult. But it was in Nigeria, where mutual suspicions between Christians and Muslims have led to thousands of deaths in recent years, that tensions boiled over into sectarian violence. Thousands of rioters burned 15 churches in Maiduguri in a three-hour rampage before troops and police reinforcements restored order, Nigerian police spokesman Haz Iwendi said. Iwendi said security forces arrested dozens of people in the city about 1,000 miles northeast of the capital, Lagos. Chima Ezeoke, a Christian Maiduguri resident, said protesters attacked and looted shops owned by minority Christians, most of them with origins in the country’s south. “Most of the dead were Christians beaten to death on the streets by the rioters,” Ezeoke said. Witnesses said three children and a priest were among those killed. Nigeria, with a population of more than 130 million, is roughly divided between a predominantly Muslim north and a mainly Christian south. Thousands have died in this West African country since 2000 in religious violence fueled by the adoption of the strict Islamic legal code by a dozen states in the north, seen by most Christians as a move to impose religious hegemony on non-Muslims. The Danish cartoons, including one showing Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with an ignited fuse, have set off sometimes violent protests around the world. After the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed the caricatures in September, other Western newspapers, mostly in Europe, followed suit, asserting their news value and the right to freedom of expression. But Nigeria has been spared much of the violence seen elsewhere in the world, though lawmakers in the heavily Muslim state of Kano burned Danish and Norwegian flags and barred Danish companies from bidding on a major construction project. Kano lawmakers also called on the state’s 5 million people to boycott Danish goods. With Saturday’s deaths, at least 45 people have been killed in protests across the Muslim world, according to a count by The Associated Press. In the violence in Libya, Seif el-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, said four of the 11 dead were believed to have been Egyptians or Palestinians. “Setting the consulate on fire was a mistake, but using excessive force was the most tragic response,” the younger Gadhafi said, explaining the suspension of Interior Minister Nasr al-Mabrouk. Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi blamed the riots in Libya, Italy’s former colony, on “thoughtless action by our minister,” the Italian news agency ANSA quoted him as saying. Calderoli said he wore the shirt to show “solidarity to all those who were hit by the blind violence of religious fanaticism.” He said he did not intend “to offend the Muslim religion nor to be the pretext for yesterday’s violence.” At the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, U.S. Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes said U.S. newspapers generally did not reprint the caricatures “because they recognize they are deeply offensive, even blasphemous, to the precious convictions of our Muslim friends and neighbors.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Swilly Rovers Club News:Lotto numbers for this week: 5, 17, 20, 24. There was no jackpot winner. Three people with 3 numbers: Ave Gibson, Kathleen McDaid and Brian McCauley. The jackpot roles over to next week with it now standing at €1450. Swilly Rovers Senior side get there season underway when they face Derry City Reserves in Swilly Park on Wednesday night with kick off at 6:30pm. In the Letterkenny and North West under 12 Premier Division Swilly Rovers A’s lost 1-4 Glencar Schoolboys. They will now play away to Kilmacrennan Celtic at 12pm on Saturday.In the Letterkenny and North West under 14 Premier Division Swilly Rovers A’s defeated 5-1 Glenea United with the game being abandoned with 18 minutes to go due to the serious injury of a Glenea player, who the club wish a speedy recovery too. The under 14 A’ will now play away to Gwedore United at 12:45pm on Saturday.In the Letterkenny and North West under 14 Premier Division Swilly Rovers A’s had a convincing 6-0 victory over Kilmacrennan Celtic with Ryan O’Donnell with 3, Conor McHugh with 1 and Ryan Toye with 2. The boys will now play away to Gweedore Celtic at 2pm on Saturday.The under 14 girls were beaten 1-0 by Glenrea United in the League Cup final of the under 14 girls league. SWILLY ROVERS U14 MATCH ABANDONED AFTER SERIOUS INJURY TO GLENEA PLAYER was last modified: September 4th, 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:soccerSport
GARDAI are investigating two incidents of intimidation against a family following the suicide of bully victim Erin Gallagher.The 13-year-old Co Donegal schoolgirl died last Saturday. The incidents have led to a public appeal for calm from Mayor Frank McBrearty.There are claims Erin was being physically and psychologically bullied by other teenage girls in the Ballybofey and Stranorlar areas. But on Wednesday night a gang attacked the home of another teenage girl in the area.The poured paint over a family car before painting slogans referring to Erin’s death at the front of the house.Gardai are also investigating a second incident of intimidation at the rear of the same house on Thursday night.“Tension in the area is extremely high,” admitted one reliable source. “It’s just rising by the day and rather than calming down it has gotten a lot worse since Erin’s burial on Wednesday.’”Gardai have put extra officers on patrol as a result of the threats.Pupils are due to return to Erin’s school – Finn Valley College – on Monday for the first time since her death.The HSE has offered nine counsellors to the school to deal with the aftermath of the death.The Mayor Frank McBrearty has issued a public appeal for calm.“Everyone must allow the authorities to complete their investigations,” he said. “I would appeal for calm in the Twin Towns and call for an immediate end to any such incidents.”ERIN’S DEATH: MAYOR APPEALS FOR CALM AFTER HOUSE ATTACKS was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BallybofeyErin GallagherERIN’S DEATH: MAYOR APPEALS FOR CALM AFTER HOUSE ATTACKSFrank McBreartyStranorlar
NEW ORLEANS – The last neighborhood in New Orleans that had remained closed after Hurricane Katrina reopened Thursday, with some residents of the Lower Ninth Ward saying they planned to abandon the area and others vowing to rebuild. Residents were allowed in for the day to gather what belongings they could. Until now, people had been able to view the destruction only on bus tours. Residents still cannot stay in the neighborhood, which has no electrical power. “This is all I know, right here,” Palazzolo Simmons said as he stepped onto the sidewalk from the roof of a collapsed house he shared with his mother until Katrina hit Aug. 29. Simmons said he would rebuild. The Lower Ninth Ward was the last section of the city to reopen, owing to the destruction wrought by the storm and floods after the London Avenue Canal levee breach. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The neighborhood remained treacherous. Streets were clear, but hundreds of buildings were on the verge of collapse and yards were full of broken glass, metal shards and boards studded with rusting nails. Darlana Green said floodwaters carried her house off its foundation while she and her two children remained inside. She scoffed at Mayor Ray Nagin’s public pronouncements that he wants all evacuees to come home. “Come home to what?” she said. She and her husband recognized the heap of debris that used to be the family’s home only after spotting their children’s Spiderman bedsheets and trick-or-treat bucket amid the wreckage. Frank Wingate, who returned to inspect his mother’s property, found a refrigerator lying on the edge of a neighbor’s rooftop, where it had come to rest as storm waters receded. Red Cross officials, on hand to provide water, snacks and counseling, said about 1,000 cars carrying Ninth Ward residents had passed a city checkpoint by midday, and the traffic was backed up four blocks from the entrance. “We just came for a little closure, just to see,” said Vandell Smith, standing in his front yard with wife Terri and looking at what was left of their barely upright home. They could salvage nothing from inside – the wood-and-brick building was too rickety to enter. “It’ll be bulldozed and we’ll move on,” said Smith, who said his family had already planned to move to a safer neighborhood on the west Bank of the Mississippi River even before the storm. Before the hurricane, some residents had decried growing violent crime in the Ninth Ward, which has long had a reputation as one of the city’s most dangerous. Green said she saw a gunshot victim lying on the ground near her house about a week before the storm. Others were determined to stay. “This is where you’re from,” Michael Merricks, 18, said as he tossed salvageable clothing from the second-story of his family’s flood-ravaged home down to his mother and sister. Decisions to rebuild hinge in part on the extent of damage, whether insurance will require a new home to be elevated and whether the owners qualify for federal aid. Residents also question whether the city’s failed levee system will be adequately restored by next hurricane season. “A lot of things have to fall into place before I can decide,” said Calvin Hampton as he salvaged water-logged belongings from the house he shares with his wife. Green said her family plans to stay in Allen, Texas, where they were evacuated after being rescued from the roof of their home. “She was a blessing for me,” Green said of Katrina. “Everything here was falling apart.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
‘Be Bold For Change’ – The theme for the third inaugural Owami Women Play Your Part Recognition Awards that took place on Thursday 21 September 2017 at La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate women who are socially and economically responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level.Brand South Africa and Owami Women congratulates all the women who were recognised and trusts that they will inspire more South Africans to play their part. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Phindi MadunaThe third inaugural Owami Women Play Your Part Recognition Awards took place on Thursday 21 September 2017 at La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate women who are socially and economically responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level. This year’s theme was ‘Be Bold For Change’.Women are an important part of South African society who have been contributing to lessening many of South Africa’s social, economic and political challenges for years. The many social, economic and political achievements of South Africa are due to the combined energies of women from different walks of life and they must be shown appreciation. This is the basis for the partnership between Brand South Africa and Owami Women.“The National Development Plan recognises that although progress has been made to improve the lives of women; discrimination, patriarchal beliefs and poor access to quality education and career opportunities persist”, said the deputy minister of communications, Tandi Mahambehlala.The awards focus on recognising and celebrating women who are developing their communities and are playing their part in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, and skills development. Owami Women and Brand South Africa called on the country to nominate women they believed play their part and contribute towards a positive social change in our nation.Deputy minister of communications, Tandi Mahambehlala’s positive keynote address reiterated that “the National Development Plan recognises that although progress has been made to improve the lives of women; discrimination, patriarchal beliefs and poor access to quality education and career opportunities persists”.Women of all ages converged in Monte Casino’s La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate the achievements of South African women and inspire the next generation of young women to take up the challenge and pursue greatness.The deputy minister was followed by the acting chief executive of the SABC, Nomsa Philiso, who was the guest speaker. She shared some motivating anecdotes about the role that bold women have played in her life saying: “What inspires me are women that go for it but do not leave people behind”. She encouraged others to “get people to believe in themselves. It takes nothing away from you”.This year the following women were recognised:Dr Sheena Geness from the Geness Foundation in GautengOfentse Nhlengethwa from Lebone II College in North WestAobakwe Tsheloane from Lebone II College in North WestNangamso Khoza from the Inqubela foundation in the Eastern CapeRahab Matebane from the Mapitsi Foundation in GautengNabilah Plaatjies from I love ZA in GautengPontsho Manzi from Fabulous Woman in GautengShamila Ramjawan from the Princess D CupLetlotlo Morule from Lebone II College in North WestMargaret Ramatsobane from Sizakele Social and Education Programme in GautengLouise van Rhyn from Symphonia in GautengLydia Hlongwane from I Care Organisation in GautengZuraida Jardine who is a philanthropist and presenterFlorah Modiba from the Arebaokeng Hospice in GautengThandekile Nhleko from the Ikhono Foundation in KwaZulu-NatalMotsatsi Mmola who is a Youth Change Agent in LimpopoLebogang Mashigo from the Nubreed Music Institute in MpumalangaRefilwe Sedumedi from the Sedumedi Foundation in Gauteng“If you are a South African and you feel that you want our country to be positive, it is your responsibility,” said Bridget Nkuna (Left), founder and CEO of Owami Women.Brand South Africa and Owami Women congratulates all the recipients who were recognised and trusts that they will inspire more South Africans to play their part.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.“The formal agreement announced today solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has been asking for, and it is what consumers deserve. Under the terms of the agreement, USDA will be responsible for inspecting all facilities that harvest, process, package, or label cell-cultured products derived from livestock or poultry,” said Jennifer Houston, NCBA president. “All product labels will also be subject to USDA’s pre-approval and verification process. We look forward to working collaboratively with the USDA and FDA on next steps, including the development of a more detailed framework concerning the cell harvest stage. Ensuring that all lab-grown fake meat products are safe and accurately labeled remains NCBA’s top priority.”FSIS and FDA released a formal agreement to address the regulatory oversight of human food produced using this new technology. The formal agreement describes the oversight roles and responsibilities for both agencies and how the agencies will collaborate to regulate the development and entry of these products into commerce. This shared regulatory approach will ensure that cell-cultured products derived from the cell lines of livestock and poultry are produced safely and are accurately labeled.“Consumers trust the USDA mark of inspection to ensure safe, wholesome and accurately labeled products,” Mindy Brashears, said USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. “We look forward to continued collaboration with FDA and our stakeholders to safely regulate these new products and ensure parity in labeling.”Under the formal agreement, the agencies agree upon a joint regulatory framework wherein FDA oversees cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation. A transition from FDA to FSIS oversight will occur during the cell harvest stage. FSIS will oversee the production and labeling of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.“We recognize that our stakeholders want clarity on how we will move forward with a regulatory regime to ensure the safety and proper labeling of these cell-cultured human food products while continuing to encourage innovation,” said Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response. “Collaboration between USDA and FDA will allow us to draw upon the unique expertise of each agency in addressing the many important technical and regulatory considerations that can arise with the development of animal cell-cultured food products for human consumption.”On Oct. 23 and 24, 2018, FSIS and FDA held a joint public meeting to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. The public meeting focused on the potential hazards, oversight considerations, and labeling of cell cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.To view the recorded webinar from the public meeting on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/meetings/past-meetings.