Rochester pair arrested for area car wash thefts

first_imgMASON CITY — Two people from Rochester Minnesota have been charged after allegedly damaging property and stealing money from coin machines at several car washes around the area in August and September. 39-year-old Danielle Minea and 41-year-old Kyle Kuchenmeister are facing charges of ongoing criminal conduct, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree theft. Mason City police chief Jeff Brinkley in a written release thanked members of the public who shared information with investigating authorities about the identity of the suspects.last_img

Iraola: “We have much to gain and little to lose”

first_imgThe team has eliminated two First Division teams in the KO tournament, but first had to overcome their meetings against clubs in the Bronze division that put the Reds in trouble: “It’s a different competition. We have met sometimes in Coruxo and Murcia from behind on the scoreboard. Situations that you have to know how to handle and the team has responded. And the same thing will happen to an opponent of this level. We will have a moment of suffering, but we must try to overcome them. ” Iraola has praised the game of the yellow submarine that, in the last week, has been reinforced with the incorporation of the international striker Paco Alcácer who is among cotton for the appointment in Anduva. “They have a lot of quality of midfield forward. We take them at a very good time especially outside the home. With the background it is increasingly difficult to surprise the rivals. They also see the possibility of playing a final or even fighting for the title “points.Ambience in Anduva.Anduva will record for sure the best entry of what we have in season to try to take his players to the semifinal: “Having so many people squeezing is something very positive for everyone. We have to assert that spirit, although we must transmit it from in. Thank the fans for the support we are having and hopefully together we can get it again. ” More than 4,000 reddish souls are foreseen for the pace of ticket sales at the clubhouse. With enthusiasm the Mirandés squad will face the quarter-final qualifier of the Cup against Villarreal. Aware of the difficulty involved in overcoming the Castellón team, although knowing that any match can happen to a match. “We have much to gain and little to lose. It is an opportunity that does not occur normally. The favorite poster they have. The previous results strengthen us in the face of trust, but we know it is difficult. It is a match and we have to afford few mistakes and a high dose of success, “says coach Andoni Iraola.last_img read more

PVL: BaliPure survives BanKo in grueling match, gets share of top spot

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Montripila led the Perlas Spikers with 18 points while Lakia Bright had 15. The Perlas Spikers, meanwhile had the worst of lucks as they dropped their fourth straight loss to settle at the bottom of the standings with a 1-4 card.BaliPure head coach Babes Castillo admitted they still don’t have the consistency require to finish games earlier but he was proud of how they didn’t rely on just one player to do all the heavy lifting.“Of course it’s not consistent but the good things I saw were mostly on the offensive end,” said Castillo. “We had some variations wherein it’s not just Janisa scoring all the points.”“I noticed Princess wasn’t getting her points early on but it’s like there was a switch that went off and that’s what composure can do to you.”Johnson finished with a game-high 30 points while Alix Matthews and Alyssa Solomon added 18 and 12 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img BaliPure went through four grueling sets to take the luster out of BanKo, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30, for its third straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Janisa Johnson, Princess Robles, and Ivy Lacsina came up with the big points for the Water Defenders in the fourth set as the trio did their part in keeping the Perlas Spikers at bay.Johnson was the first to hit to tie the set at 29 before Lacsina gave BaliPure a 30-29 lead with a block on Jutarat Montripila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAlthough Montripila was able to keep BanKo afloat for the 30-30 tie, Robles scored on back-to-back hits to finish the match off.The Water Defenders improved to a 3-1 record and created a three-way tie at the top seed with Creamline and PayMaya. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Gov’t Secures US$50M for Rural Electrification

first_imgThe dedication of a 60Kilowatt Micro-hydro power plant in Yandohun, Lofa County, has set the pace for the construction of several more throughout the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia. These hydro-plants would help to light rural communities with reliable and affordable electricity.To construct similar Micro-hydro power plants and make the nationwide rural electrification program a reality, the government of Liberia through the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA) at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME) has announced two of its partners have appropriated US$50 million.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made the request in 2008 to Eugene Shannon, then Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, to establish a prototype Rural and Renewable Energy Agency within the ministry to provide power to rural dwellers.Making the disclosure at the Yandohun Micro-hydro plant dedication ceremony on Wednesday February 19, the Executive Director of RREA, Mr. Augustus Goanue, said the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB) had appropriated US$25 million each for similar projects across the country.Mr. Goanue said that the RREA, through assistances from President Ellen Johnson, has been capacitated to become a functioning agency able to mobilize new renewable energy services and investment for rural areas to meet demands in a technically reliable and affordable manner.“This newly designed 60Kilowatt Micro-hydro Power Project costs US$40,000.00. This amount covers civil works, electromechanical equipment, powerhouse, transmission, distribution, customer’s internal wiring and connections. This could also be done in other parts of the country. What is left to do is for us to identify the ideal areas for the construction of other Micro-hydro plants,” the RREA boss said. He added, “This Yandohun project is unique and serves as a model for similar communities throughout the country. Because of various socio-economic benefits associated with this project, it will contribute greatly to the RREA’s purpose of facilitating and accelerating the economic transformation of rural Liberia.”After dedicating the hydro plant, President Sirleaf proceeded to the transmission site, which she described as “incredible,” and challenged stakeholders in the energy sector to speed up similar projects since the funds for several more had been secured. World Bank’s Country Manager, Iguna Dobraja, who was present at the ceremony, confirmed that that the Bank had appropriated US$25 million for rural energy in Liberia.She said that it was a great honor to be present at the ceremony and lauded government for their support and strong partnership. She said that the project and many other more to be funded by the Bank, would transform the benefitting communities. She said this would be done by enabling students to study their lessons, encouraging families to engage in meaningful businesses and allowing medical practitioners to render adequate services to their patients.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Are there safeguards in place to protect our right to privacy?

first_imgDear Editor,Citizens have begun to experience the impact of the Smart City System component of the Chinese-funded National Broadband project; drive down any of the side-streets in villages on the East Coast of Demerara (Lilliendal to Success) and chances are you will encounter vigilant policemen and women seeking to engage you away from the eyes of cameras monitored in the National Database Centre. It would seem members of the Police Force are concerned about their privacy and an encounter caused me to do some research on this project.This Safe City System is funded by the Chinese Government and is engineered and built by Huawei Technologies. Given the recent revelations that Huawei technicians have helped African Governments to spy on political opponents, I would ask if the same is being done in Guyana. An Israeli IT security company seeking contracts locally has been spreading information that WhatsApp can be compromised; these were dismissed but are now made credible by the reports of Huawei activity in Africa.There have been various warnings about Huawei and possible spying on Guyanese citizens. Darshanand Khusial, in a letter to the editor in a section of the media on December 16, 2018, spoke about Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence software “Deep Learning” and asked “with Huawei equipment and Deep Learning technology in that CCTV camera system, would other nations be able to track people in real-time in Guyana without even the Guyanese Government being aware?” Are there safeguards in place to protect our right to privacy? What agreement or laws govern the utilisation of this ultra-invasive technology? Who is watching our newest ‘big brother’? Who has the ultimate responsibility for oversight and control?The core issue with Huawei has been the concerns about its cosiness with the Chinese Government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012 and the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List on May 15, 2019, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from US communication networks. Guyana is also now home to some of America’s largest corporations and an all too real possibility exists that Guyana’s telecommunications infrastructure could be used to infiltrate the data networks of those and other companies. The consequences of this eventuality are too dire to contemplate.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Kwame Clement Envisages Defense for Press Freedom

first_imgKwame Clement, a onetime well-admired Liberian Journalist, has turned to Law and is promising to defend Journalists in the practice of his Law career.Making the promise in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer following a brief program marking the opening of his Law Firm, Mr. Clement said the Libel Law in the country was bad that it needs improvement.He said unlike his days in Liberia as a Journalist working with ELBC/ELTV when there were a few media institutions including ELWA and the Daily Observer, more institutions have emerged today and the medial environment has become viable.Nevertheless, Mr. Clement stressed, there is a need for improvement in the reporting and Journalists have to do more analysis rather than just reporting directly what they hear from newsmakers.While concentrating on Law for now, Mr. Clement said he would be diving into Journalism by writing some analysis for television stations that would need his service.According to him, he earned his Law degree in the United States and practiced there over the past years, and his intent for studying Law is also to make a positive impact on his country, Liberia.The Judicial system in Liberia has a number of challenges ranging from bribery to delay in adjudicating cases.Mr. Clement in his comment on the issue said as he begins practice in Liberia he will respect the Supreme Court’s decision; he will also recommend some ideas to help change what needs to be changed.He also noted, “By my practice of law I can bring some transformation to the legal system to address some of the challenges facing the judicial system.”“My practice of law will be above-board.  I will make sure to have a clean record in practicing law and at the end of the day outcomes of cases will reflect my legal argument in court and not the depth of the pocket,” he added.The brief program that marked the opening of The Clement Law Firm was attended by scores of Cement’s school mates and political associates of the Alternative National Congress (ANC).In separate views, friends of Mr. Kwame Clement lauded him for the venture and his achievement in law.One of Liberia’s Economists, Sam Jackson told Mr. Clement, “We are in the struggle as the problem continues to intensify.  We look forward to seeing you using your legal profession to make an impact for the sake of the struggle.”Former Press Union of Liberia President Peter Quaqua in a short, concise statement said, “Thanks very much and we hope you defend Journalists.”Kwame Clement was a popular journalist in the 80s and was particularly focused on casting news on ELTV Action News.Besides the tone that attract people to listen to him, Mr. Cement’s straight posture without looking at news script while broadcasting on television, drew comments that he was one the most professional TV Journalists in those days.Law has become a lucrative business in Liberia nowadays.  Because of the quick earning Law brings to lawyers, many Liberian students upon receiving their first degree from a university go to the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, at the University of Liberia.Against this backdrop, Mr. Clement noted that besides the responsibility he has to serve his country as promised. he also intends to practice Law as a way of earning his living.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Operation Walk” team spearheads joint replacement surgeries at GPHC

first_imgBy Kristen MacklingamDozens of patients who for many years have been suffering from orthopaedic ailments have benefited from specialised surgeries at the Georgetown Public Hospital spearheaded by US medical team “Operation Walk” from Maryland.Head of the Orthopaedic Department at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Dr David Samaroo explained that a team from “Operation Walk” visited Guyana last year and 47 patients benefited from the much-needed surgeries performed. This year, the medical personnel were able to provide more services in this field, he added.One of the doctors from “Operation Walk” attending to a Guyanese patient at the Georgetown Public HospitalThere were 50 replacement surgeries conducted over a three-and-a-half-day period as part of this collaborative initiative this year.“The purpose of their visit is essentially to operate on Guyanese patients with hip and joint pathologies mainly osteoarthritis and complications of osteoarthritis. And they did total joint replacement for those surgeries. After surgery last year, we were able to convince them, because of the need in Guyana to return this year to continue their mission and to do another set of surgeries.”More surgeries done this year than in 2018He explained that the large group encompassed skilled medical professionals with various skills, and local doctors benefited from first-hand expRepresentatives from the “Operation Walk” medical team along with doctors and staff at the Georgetown Public Hospitalerience with the US team in conducting the successful surgeries.“Last Thursday, 42 persons including surgeons, nurses, anaesthesiologists, physiotherapists and a number of volunteers also came in and we began doing surgeries last Friday afternoon. On Friday, we were able to complete four surgeries; on Saturday, we did 14 surgeries and on Sunday and Monday, we did 16 surgeries respectively. In total this year, we did 50 patients’ surgeries. This is in comparison to last year where we had 47 patients had total joint replacement surgeries.”Dr Samaroo stated that the presence of the US medical team here last year and once again in 2019 has tremendously assisted the Georgetown Public Hospital with reducing the number of patients who are in dire need of surgery.“In addition to conducting 50 patient surgeries last year, we did six; patients had bilateral knee replacement surgeries so that took the number of joints replaced to 53. While this year, eight patients had bilateral surgeries, bilateral limb surgeries done, so that took that number to 58 surgeries. So this year we were able to accomplish or achieve much more surgeries done in the same period of time that we did last year,” he added.Director of Joint Reconstruction Surgery at the John Hopkins University at Maryland and Medical Director for “Operation Walk Maryland”, Dr Paul Khanuja, told Guyana Times that his organisation was funded by individuals who sincerely wish to make a difference in the medical field.“And we have been very fortunate to complete 50 surgeries the past few days,” Dr Khanuja related. The patients are doing well; we haven’t had any complications. We are following up from our patients from last year; joint replacement surgery is a very rewarding surgery for those with significant arthritic pain and it has made a difference here. So, we are glad to help contribute and take care of the people of Georgetown and Guyana.”SuccessesMeanwhile, on Tuesday, several patients who had surgeries done by “Operation Walk” in partnership with the Hospital last year had check-ups so that the doctors could check on their progress and recovery rates.Marie Stoby, 76, suffered from osteoarthritis in both of her knees and on October 21, 2018, she benefited from a much-needed surgery, which has helped to make her life easier.Another female, 75, who had been experiencing pain in one of her knees, told this publication that last October, she was one of the lucky persons who had a knee replacement.As for 57-year-old Nigel Lewis, he is presently awaiting another surgery, but is more than thankful for the surgery that he benefited from in 2018, compliments of the Georgetown Public Hospital and the “Operation Walk” team.Additionally, other patients who had surgeries done over the weekend and were in their respective wards at the Hospital expressed their gratitude towards the medical staff that attended to them.last_img read more

Puel hopes absent Mahrez will ‘get his head right’

first_imgMahrez, 26, has not featured for the mid-table Foxes, in matches or training, since his dream move to the Premier League leaders stalled.“I think Riyad is not available for Saturday’s game,” Puel told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “I hope Riyad can get his head right and come back with us and work hard. The best way is for him to come back and enjoy his football.“He is a magnificent player and he enjoys his football. He loves his team-mates, and that’s important. He loves to touch the football but he needs to come back right. I hope he can come back with a good attitude and prepared to work, but he will need time, and time to be match-fit.“It’s important this remains inside the club and private, not in the public. The most important thing for me is to keep Riyad and the club and the fans united and in a good way about this. It is important to keep a good feeling together through these difficulties.”Despite a second transfer request from the player in eight months, Leicester reportedly held out for a deal worth £80 million ($112 million, 91 million euros), with even City’s cash-rich Abu Dhabi owners unwilling to go beyond a reported £50 million plus an unnamed player they valued at £15 million.Mahrez is unhappy that Leicester were determined to secure such a huge profit on a player they bought for a reported £350,000 from French second-division side Le Havre in 2014 and who played a pivotal role in the club’s rise from the Championship to Premier League champions.He was crowned players’ player of the year during Leicester’s remarkable title-winning campaign in 2015-16, scoring 17 Premier League goals, and then signed a four-year deal to help lead their Champions League charge.Adding to Mahrez’s anger is that other heroes of Leicester’s title-winning triumph — N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater — have been allowed to leave the club and join Chelsea with far less resistance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez has not featured for the mid-table Foxes, in matches or training, since his dream move to Manchester City stalled in January © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Leicester manager Claude Puel says he hopes Riyad Mahrez can “get his head right” and rejoin the team, confirming the Algeria international will not feature against Manchester City on Saturday.The match at the Etihad will be the third consecutive league game the winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.last_img read more

Mourinho ready to cut fringe United players

first_imgNow Mkhitaryan and teammates including former England full-back Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian, who have been out of the first-team squad for long periods this season, would be allowed to leave should they wish — and should satisfactory offers be made.“I think for the right price,” said Mourinho, when asked if he would listen to offers in such circumstances.“That’s my approach as a manager, in cases where the club advises me. I think every player has a price.“If a player is not happy, if a player brings with him the request with the number that we consider a good number for us — like it happened for us last season with Memphis and Morgan — I would never say no.”The case of Mkhitaryan has been curious after the Armenian midfielder put in a strong second half to last season and appeared a key player in Mourinho’s side.But his form has progressively dipped this season and he has not started for Mourinho since United’s defeat at Chelsea at the start of November, finding it increasingly difficult to land a place even on the bench.– ‘I didn’t celebrate either’ –Mkhitaryan, who arrived at United 18 months ago in a £26 million ($34million) deal from Borussia Dortmund after a stellar Bundesliga career, has seen his name linked with potential moves as a possible makeweight in any deals Mourinho might wish to pull off next month.Shaw has also struggled to convince Mourinho of his long-term worth, although the 22-year-old has recently forced his way back into contention and started the midweek league win over Bournemouth.Meanwhile, Mourinho has responded to questions about why Romelu Lukaku appeared not to celebrate his winning goal in that victory over Bournemouth.The Belgian striker hardly responded after heading United into the lead, with what proved to be the only goal of the game.But in a week in which the behaviour of Manchester City players was in the spotlight after they celebrated wildly at Old Trafford after their derby victory, Mourinho insisted his response was simply an effort to remain on an even keel.“I didn’t celebrate either,” said Mourinho.“I don’t celebrate goals in a very enthusiastic way. If you score a goal in the last minute that gives you the victory then yes you lose your balance and you don’t control your emotion.“After that goal there is a long time to go and anything can happen in football. I’m not acting to the cameras or the fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho allowed fringe players to leave the club to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 16 – Jose Mourinho will allow any unhappy fringe player to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, which will spark speculation over the futures of the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Mourinho adopted the same policy in the last winter transfer window when he agreed to requests from Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay to leave the club to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere.last_img read more