Police “helper” jailed after stealing grass cutter

first_imgA man who normally assists with odd jobs in the compound of the Felix Austin Police Collage was on Friday jailed for stealing a grass cutter.Bennard Anthony was jailed for six months when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the simple larceny charge.The court heard that on April 27, 2018, while in the Police College training compound, Anthony stole one weeding machine valued $180,000; property of the Guyana Police Force.The man pleaded guilty before explaining to the court that he saw the machine in the compound and decided to take it since no one was using it.He was subsequently arrested by a rank after trying to escape on a bicycle with the stolen item.last_img read more

Valley voters backing Galatzan

first_img“I think it’s an extraordinary showing for Jon in a classic David versus Goliath race,” Shallman said. “A lot of it was voters being told by the mayor and the politicians that this is the direction for change … but now voters have a clear understanding of what’s at stake.” Villaraigosa took aim at the LAUSD about two years ago, announcing his intention to wrest away control of the nation’s second-largest school district in order to increase student test scores and reduce the dropout rate. He fell short of that goal and subsequently authored a bill that would give him a prominent role in running the LAUSD, but that effort is now stalled in the courts. UTLA, meanwhile, says it also wants to improve student achievement but is seeking to work within the existing system. Raphael Sonenshein, a political science professor at California State University, Fullerton, predicted that supporters of Louis Pugliese, the third-place finisher in the primary for the Valley seat, will determine the winner of the runoff. “It strikes me that it’s key to look at Pugliese’s votes because whoever gets those is going to win,” Sonenshein said. “Looking where his votes are strong is probably where both candidates are going to need to concentrate because they are fairly closely divided in most areas. “The two are not as far apart as candidates usually are in primary elections, so this puts a lot of interest in what the third candidate says, does, endorses.” Pugliese, who captured more than 16 percent of the vote, said he had not yet decided whom to back. He’s already met with the two candidates, he said, and will meet this week with UTLA President A.J. Duffy. Cerrell predicted that the turnout for the runoff election will be worse than the dismal 7 percent who voted last week. He said the situation will likely benefit Galatzan because voters who do turn out will be those trying to change the status quo. “What’s going to get them to the polls? `I’m protesting what’s there,”‘ Cerrell said. Shallman and Mike Trujillo, Galatzan’s campaign manager, each said they plan to continue with the same message that marked the TV commercials and mailers in advance of the primary. Lauritzen will be emphasizing Galatzan’s backing by Villaraigosa and her ties to City Hall, while Galatzan will be promoting herself as a reform candidate. “Valley voters are going to be hearing from Tamar Galatzan, a Valley mom, on how she wants to audit the district, lower class size and bring true parental involvement to every school,” Trujillo said. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lauritzen, who taught for more than three decades in West Valley schools, won only in Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills and Winnetka, election results show. Galatzan, a longtime city prosecutor with low name recognition, won the most votes in Granada Hills, North Hills, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Studio City and Chatsworth – where Lauritzen lives. Runoffs in District 3, as well as District 7 near South Gate, will determine whether Villaraigosa-backed candidates can seize the majority of Los Angeles Unified seats. The Partnership for Better Schools, a political-action committee created by Villaraigosa supporters, contributed $1.2 million to Galatzan. The UTLA donated $475,000 to Lauritzen. John Shallman, Lauritzen’s campaign manager, attributed Galatzan’s lead to her strong financial backing. Incumbent Jon Lauritzen won only four of 16 San Fernando Valley communities in last week’s primary election, putting him at a disadvantage heading into the May runoff against front-runner Tamar Galatzan, experts said Monday. Lauritzen, whose second-term campaign has the support of the powerful United Teachers Los Angeles, captured 40 percent of the vote to Galatzan’s 44 percent. Galatzan was backed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a multimillion-dollar race to represent the Valley. Veteran political consultant Joe Cerrell said the results are significant and could indicate a rough campaign for Lauritzen. “The incumbent is supposed to win. If the incumbent can’t win it outright, he’s dead,” Cerrell said. “It’s unusual for an incumbent to be forced into a runoff, but at least they come in first. This guy is dead.” last_img

Lancaster puts vote on ballot

first_img james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – At the next election, Lancaster will ask residents whether they want to keep April elections or shift to November ballots. The city will put an advisory measure on the April2008 ballot to gauge when the public wants city elections to be held. Councilman Ron Smith asked for the vote, saying the issue was a frequent topic during his campaign for office. “I want what the people want,” Smith said. “Personally, I like our April elections. They’re exciting. It’s old-town democracy. But if the people want a November election, that’s fine by me.” The timing of the city’s election has been debated since 1994, when the state Legislature opted to move the presidential primary election from June to March. In the months after that move, both Palmdale and Lancaster looked at switching to November elections. Palmdale officials opted to make the switch. In Lancaster, public outcry about the possibility of the City Council extending its terms forced the council to abandon the idea. “It’ll give us a feel for what the people would like to do,” Vice Mayor Ed Sileo said. “My preference is to leave it in April as a stand-alone election. People are more focused on the issues, we wouldn’t get lost on a much larger ballot, the city would maintain control, and we would get results faster than turning it over to L.A. County.” Sileo said he also hoped legislation would allow for all-mail-in ballot elections for the city. Benefits of consolidating in November include an increase in voter turnout, although not guaranteed, and a decrease in the number of trips to the polls for voters. Stand-alone elections allow Lancaster to quickly count ballots; whereas, results for Palmdale elections often take several more hours to tally. Costs for switching the vote would be about the same, but there would be an additional cost of about $10,000 for voter notification if the election date were changed. last_img read more

Ins, outs of Roth IRA withdrawal

first_imgA: You can put the money back but you can’t wait that long. Provided you follow the rules, money withdrawn from an IRA generally can be put back or “rolled over” into the same or another IRA, preserving its tax-favored status. But you must put the money back within 60 days. Also, you cannot do such an out-and-back-in rollover more than once every 12 months per IRA account. And you can’t put back money you withdraw as part of an IRA required minimum distribution. By taking advantage of the 60-day rule, however, it is possible to tap money in your IRA for short-term emergencies and still keep your retirement account fully funded. After 60 days, however, the withdrawal is considered permanent and the money can’t be put back. At least with a Roth IRA, withdrawals of direct contributions “are always tax-free and penalty free at any time and for any reason,” emphasized Ed Slott, a certified public accountant in Rockville Centre, N.Y. who publishes a newsletter on IRAs. Even so, if you don’t put the Roth IRA money back in time you will no longer have it growing potentially tax-free for your retirement. With a traditional deductible IRA, the consequences of blowing the 60-day deadline are more severe. All the money withdrawn would be subject to tax plus a possible 10 percent penalty for those under 59 and a half. The 60-day deadline also applies if your intent is simply to move your IRA from one custodian to another (for example, if switching brokers) and in doing so you come in possession of the money at any time. “Doing a 60-day rollover is like playing Russian roulette with your retirement savings,” Slott said. You can avoid this risk by doing a so-called direct trustee-to-trustee IRA transfer without you ever getting your hands on any of the money. Q: I have found that traditional IRA withdrawals add to my income, raising my tax bracket and causing some of my Social Security benefits to be taxed. Is this true also of supposedly tax-free Roth IRA withdrawals? A: Tax-free distributions from Roth IRAs are truly tax-free. They do not count as income and do not cause any of your other income to become taxable. Q: I work and my husband stays home. Can I make the maximum IRA contribution for him? He says he can contribute only what he would earn from work. A: For single people, what your husband says is true. But in the case of married couples who file a joint tax return, both husband and wife can make IRA contributions up to the personal maximum each even if one spouse has little or no earned income. The two IRA contributions added together cannot exceed the couple’s combined earned income. Send questions or comments to Humberto Cruz at AskHumberto@aol.com or c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207. Personal replies are not possible. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A column on having a Roth IRA serve as an emergency fund has prompted questions about the idea and IRAs in general. A Roth IRA is a type of individual retirement account created by Congress 10 years ago. Unlike contributions to traditional IRAs, contributions to Roth IRAs are never tax deductible. But while withdrawals from traditional deductible IRAs are fully taxed, withdrawals from Roth IRAs are tax-free once you are 59 and a half and have had a Roth IRA five years. In addition – this is the how the emergency fund idea came about – you can always withdraw your direct Roth IRA contributions without taxes or penalties. Q: I had a temporary emergency and had to withdraw my 2007 Roth IRA contribution. Can I put the money back if I do it before April 15, 2008? last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CONVOY LADIES FACE BUNCRANA THIS WEEKEND

first_imgConvoy GAA News:Bingo Continues on Tuesday in Hall at 8.30 Club Lotto result 7-4-15 LD,MN WW WH 14 matched 2 5 winners drawn S.Mc Mullam S.Henderson , PJ Bonner E. Mc Namee and Y. Gallagher NX WEEKS JACKPOT €1300.Any Money raised from Lotto sales goes directly back into the Club if you would like to buy or sell lotto contact 0872140060. Ladies Training @7 on wed 7.30 Fri All Players welcomeSenior Ladies Fixtures 19th April v Buncrana (H)26th April V Aodh Ruadh (A) 3rd May V Glenties (A)G4M&O takes place each Wed at 8.15 New Players always welcome. Well done Junior ladies 3-06 to 2-02 win v Glenswilly on Monday past Fantastic Performance ladies and great to see Fiona Allan back in The St Marys jersey.Underage training each Friday from 6-7 All welcome €2 and GumshieldMassive thanks to All our Coaches and indeed anyone who helped out at our Very successful Easter Camp it is a credit to our Club to have our Younger members helping out with the camp and it is greatly appreciated by the Club.U 16 girls training on Monday from 7-8 New Players always welcome bring €2 and Gum shield.U 14 Boys training will start on Monday April 27th from6.30 to 7.45 €2 and Gumshield New players are welcome.Well Done to our Donegal County development Squad u 14 girls Dina Patton Jessica Duffy and Bethany Lecky who beat Antrim at the weekend. Well done to our County Minor Girls who also won at the weekend Aileen Mc Gill and Erica Wilson and also our Senior County Player Ciara Gallagher on their win also keep up the good work girlsHard Luck to Our Minor boys beaten by a pt away to Buncrana the last evening despite missing a number of Players well done a fantastic effort by all of the team.Senior and Reserve Men at Home to Moville on Sat Check FB page for times Please come out and Support our Local Gaa Teams .A disappointing turnout on Thurs for The Table Quiz in Aid of Underage Development Thanks to anyone who did Support this fundraiser. GAA NEWS: CONVOY LADIES FACE BUNCRANA THIS WEEKEND was last modified: April 14th, 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

NO ANSWERS OVER FUTURE OF IRISH, SAYS SENATOR

first_imgSenator Brian O Domhnaill has reacted with dissapointment following a debate on the Irish Language in the Seanad today.Speaking from Leinster House this evening O Domhnaill said: “Many questions pertaining to the protection of critical Irish Language Organisations and Services remain in limbo following little clarification in today’s debate.“No detailed information was given by the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs on when the Gaeltacht Bill will be published or when a new replacement organisation to MFG Teo will be in place or whether or not the severe cuts to Gaeltacht Schools will be reversed.” Some of the questions the Government must answer include, he says, are: Why is the Gaeltacht Bill being delayed Why is the Government slow in setting up a new Gaeltacht LEADER Partnership Company – Gaeltacht Areas are losing out. Is Údarás na Gaeltacht being scaled back Will the Government reverse the decision to end democratic elections to the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta. Will funding be provided for Gaeltacht infrastructure Will the Education cuts and implications for School Gaeltacht Schools be reversed. When will a CEO be appointed for Údarás na Gaeltachta together with a Regional Manager in Donegal Why has nothing been done in a year to implement the 20 Year Irish Language Strategy Will the Government reverse the devastating decision to amalgamate the Office of the Irish Language Commissioner with the Ombudsman  18ú Eanáir 2012 Cuireann Ó Domhnaill in iúl gó mbeidh diospóireacht ar an Ghaeilge agus an Ghaeltacht sa tSeanaid inniú  Cen fath a bhfuil moill a chuir ar fhiosrú an Bille Gaeltacht Cen fath nach bhfuil Comhlacht Pairtnearacht in áit Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teo (MFG) – Agus an Gaeltacht ag caileadh de bharr. An bhfuil Údarás na Gaeilge a scaladh arís An cuirfidh an Rialtas deireadh leis an plean gan an toghainn daonlacha a bheith chun comhaltaí a thogh. Cen uair a mbeidh Príomh Fheidhmeanadh nua a cheapú do Údarás gó maith le Bainiseoir Reigúinach ó thuaidh An bheidh deontaisí ar fail í mbliana do infrastructúir Gaeltachta Scoileanna Beaga Gaeltachta Cen fath nach bhfuil aon rud tarlaithe le beagna bliain ar cuir í bhfeidhm Stratéis 20 Blian don Ghaeilge An mbeidh an Rialta sastá an cinneadh deireadh a chui le neamhsplachás oifig an Coimisinéir Teanga a athrú. NO ANSWERS OVER FUTURE OF IRISH, SAYS SENATOR was last modified: January 18th, 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)last_img read more

ALAN GETS READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE!

first_imgWhile most of us will be watching the St.Patrick’s Day Parade at home, Alan Parke will be doing it in style.Alan was the winner of the Dry Arch Complex Trip To New York for St Patrick’s Day. Alan was picked from a free draw for customers of the complex which is doing a roaring trade since it reopened before Christmas.Needless to say Alan will be painting the Big Apple green.He is pictured receiving his prize form members of staff at the Dry Arch Complex.  ALAN GETS READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE! was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan Parkecompetition winnerDry Arch Complexnew yorklast_img read more

Thousands of holidaymakers may be affected by Ryanair strike

first_imgIrish-based pilots with Ryanair have announced that a two-day strike which could affect thousands of passengers next week.Pilots directly employed with the airline will launch strike action on Thursday August 22 and Friday August 23, starting at a minute past midnight on Thursday.Further strike days are due to be announced in the days to come. The move comes after 94 percent of the 180 Ryanair pilots voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay structures working conditions and related issues.Fórsa national secretary Angela Kirk said Ryanair pilots told her they’d been forced into industrial action by the company’s failure to offer any significant response to their proposals over a four-month period.Ryanair has said that most flights will go ahead during the strike period.Last night they called on pilots and Forsa to return to independent mediation in a bid to avoid the action going ahead. Ryanair’s Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson said: “We have done everything in our power to avoid disruption to our flights and our customers’ holidays.“No company can concede to grossly unreasonable demands from its highest paid workers for a further pay increase of over 100% (when they already agreed and received a 20% pay increase earlier this year) at a time when the airline industry is in crisis.”Thousands of holidaymakers may be affected by Ryanair strike was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Shorthanded Warriors fall to Hornets 93-87

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The shorthanded Warriors led most of the game before falling to the Charlotte Hornets 93-87 on the second night of a back-to-back set, failing again to earn their first win at Chase Center.In the second game without guard Stephen Curry, who will miss at least months after undergoing left hand surgery, and the first game of several without forward Draymond Green (sprained finger) and guard D’Angelo Russell (ankle), the Warriors (1-5) got a longer look at their young players.Afte …last_img read more

‘Plant a tree – save our planet’

first_img26 August 2008The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry is calling on all South Africans to join in celebrating this year’s Arbour Week, starting on 1 September, by planting trees in their communities to help mitigate the effects of climate change.Tree planting remains one of the most cost-effective ways of addressing climate change, as trees and forests play a vital role in regulating climate, since they absorb carbon dioxide. Deforestation, by contrast, accounts for over 20% of the carbon dioxide humans generate, rivalling emissions from other sources.Trees also play a crucial role in providing a range of products and services to rural and urban populations, including food, timber, fibre, medicines and energy as well as soil fertility, water and biodiversity conservation.Arbour Week – themed “Plant trees: save our planet” – will set the stage for events around the country which will see government departments, non-government organisations, schools and communities planting trees.The campaign aims to promote improved knowledge of trees, particularly indigenous trees, and highlight the vital roles they play in the natural environment. It will also emphasise the role that ordinary South Africans in greening the country, just by planting and taking care of trees.SA’s million tree campaignThe week will also see the start of this year’s Plant a Million Trees Campaign, an initiative launched by President Thabo Mbeki and Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Lindiwe Hendricks in GaRankuwa, north of Pretoria last year.A total of 681 749 trees have been planted since the campaign was launched, with the Mpumalanga province having planted the most trees – 129 314 – to date.The department’s Arbour Week manager Tebogo Mathiane said that Arbour Week had become a huge success in recent years, with more and more people showing an interest in planting trees in their neighbourhoods.Billion tree campaignThe Billion Tree Campaign, launched by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Agro-forestry Centre in 2006 as a response to the threat of global warming has already reached double its original target.The campaign, which can count of the patronage of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Kenyan Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai and Prince Albert II of Monaco, has since planted two billion trees in 18 months. This year, the target has been raised to seven billion trees.Regional and national governments organised the most massive plantings, with Ethiopia leading the count at 700-million, followed by Turkey (400-million), Mexico (250-million), and Kenya (100-million). In terms of geographic distribution, Africa is the leading region with over half of all tree plantings.“Having exceeded every target that has been set for the campaign, we are now calling on individuals, communities, business and industry, civil society organisations and governments to evolve this initiative on to a new and even higher level,” said UN Environment Programme director Achim Steiner.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more