Armed Robbery at Dollar General, Suspect Wanted

first_imgOthers arrested on unrelated charges:Kaitlyn Brooke Price, DOB 02/10/1993, 2nd Degree Trespassing at the Dollar General On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1120 hours, the Jackson County Dispatch center received a call regarding an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store on Highway 441N.  Deputies arrived on scene and within a few minutes and close to the scene, took three females into custody on unrelated charges but were in the vehicle that was used to flee the armed robbery location.  A fourth person, identified as Stephen Russell Dean McCoy of Cherokee has not been arrested at this time. McCoy was armed with a knife and is currently being sought by law enforcement for charges related to this robbery.Stephen Russell Dean McCoy, DOB 02/12/1987WANTED: Charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon Natasha Leigh Swayney, DOB, 06/06/1984, Driving while license revoked; Fictitious information to officer; Possess Drug ParaphernaliaJosie Michelle Owl, DOB 01/30/1985, Resisting a Public Officerlast_img read more

Top-class education for rural poor

first_img2 August 2005Over six years, the Winterberg School Trust has integrated 12 basic farm schools scattered across the Eastern Cape into a single organisation providing quality education for rural children. The vision of two farmers’ wives and a host of donors have transformed the school, nestling in a valley 25km from the town of Tarkastad, into a top facility offering skills-based development to parents, teachers and children.For many years, farm schools were scattered throughout the 100 800 hectare district. Each school provided rudimentary education in mixed-grade classes, and then only up to grade seven.For those children wanting to extend their education to grade eight and beyond, it meant locating to township schools in larger towns far from their homes, which for most parents was unaffordable and unsafe.It has taken more than six years to amalgamate 12 farm schools into the Winterberg School Trust, which provides quality education to learners from grade R (reception year) to grade nine in single-grade classes.Registered as a non-profit organisation in 1990, the trust was initiated by local farmers’ wives, Barbara Scott and Joanne King, along with some of the current trustees, notably Prof Paul Webb of the University of Port Elizabeth.With generous financial help from both local and international corporations and individual funders, the school now has a complex of modern face-brick buildings with facilities to provide academic and skills-based development of children, parents and educators in the community.“It has taken commitment, hard work and dedication to achieve all this,” says trust director Joanne King. “Without our financial funders none of it would have been possible.“Our reward? The academic results we are achieving, pupils’ pride in their school, and happy parents who appreciate what we’re doing to better their lives.”With financial help from local and international corporations and individual funders, the school now has a complex of modern face-brick buildings, as well as transport for the children (Photo: First Rand Foundation)An impressive educationFifty pre-school children and 220 learners from grades one to 10 are taught by 11 permanently employed qualified teachers, accommodated at the school. The full-time teachers are helped by a full-time director, assistant director, administrator and seven part-time staff who provide specialist skills in extra-curricular tuition.Many of these part-time teachers are local farmers’ wives with impressive academic qualifications.Parents are also encouraged to participate in the seven community projects that have developed over time in response to the needs of families living in the Winterberg. All interconnected and interdependent, they share resources, transport facilities and the expertise of both the Winterberg School Trust staff and external service providers.These projects range from HIV/Aids education, early childhood development, effective parenting, skills development, teacher development and youth empowerment.The Department of Education also offers support, paying 10 of the teachers’ salaries.Local farmers have supported the trust from its inception and have become actively involved in fund-raising projects and providing transport and farm facilities for projects.The success of the school trust is a superb example of what South African rural communities can do to uplift the lives and futures of their people.Derek Christopher is a correspondent for Farmer’s Weekly.This article was originally published in Farmer’s Weekly, South Africa’s premier national agricultural magazine, and is reproduced on SouthAfrica.info with kind permission. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Two Small Kids Left inside 110-degree Car While Mom Shops

first_imgA mother was inside a South Carolina Walmart for more than an hour while her two small children were left inside a vehicle, according to arrest warrants. Alyssa Gabriella Oliver is charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.Arrest warrants released Thursday afternoon reveal that several witnesses saw a seven-month-old and 20-month-old crying and sweating heavily in the backseat of the vehicle on Tuesday. Officers managed to get the two children out of the vehicle. The children were taken to the hospital for treatment.An officer spoke with a loss prevention officer inside the store on South Irby Street, who said Oliver was seen parking her vehicle and walking into the store at 1:41 p.m. without her children, the warrant states. Documents show the officer located Oliver as she was leaving the store at 2:50 p.m.- Sponsor – The arrests warrants say the temperature inside the vehicle was checked by an infrared thermometer and it read 110 degrees. Oliver is currently at the Florence County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. The children were placed in the care of South Carolina Department of Social Services… WMBF News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Using Instrumentation To Drive Data Center Efficiency – Intel’s ACE In The Hole

first_imgTo learn more about ACE at the upcoming Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco, check out the “ECOS003 Advanced Cooling Environment (ACE) Technology: Controlling Data Center Cooling with Servers” or stop by the ACE demo in the Eco-Tech Zone of the Tech Showcase. Earlier this year Intel, HP, IBM, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Emerson Network Power & Wunderlich-Malec collaborated on a California Energy Commissions sponsored MacGuyver-ish project call Advanced Cooling Environment (ACE) to solve an issue that many data centers face – overcooling their data centers beyond the needs of the servers and other IT equipment running inside of the facility.  You see, IT equipment is designed to run within a temperature envelope. If the air coming into the server is warmer than the envelope, you run the risk of overheating. If the air coming into the server is colder than the envelope, you are spending too much money on cooling the air, which does nothing other than needlessly increase the cost of operating the data center and reduces the energy efficiency as well. The team surveyed the items at its disposal and determined that they could link data from the front panel temperature sensors (server instrumentation) on the servers to the control systems of the computer room air handlers (CRAHs – essentially air conditioners) via standard data center management communication protocol.   The CRAHs could then dynamically adjust the speed of the fans and the temperature of the air to the requirements of the servers. The results: servers received the appropriate temperature air, power costs for cooling went down and the energy efficiency of the data center went up.  Problem solved….and they didn’t even use a paper clip or shoestring.  The real beauty of the project is that all of the items used are commercially available today for you to instrument your data center and improve the energy efficiency of your operation.center_img Have you ever had one of those MacGuyver moments? You know – you have a problem to solve and a collection of items at your disposal, and if you use can figure out how to use those items, you can save the day.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “What??” Bryant responded on Twitter. “This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention.”The reaction to Bryant’s nomination was not all positive, however. Some on social media recalled the athlete’s sex assault case from more than a decade ago. “Congrats Academy you just nominated an accused rapist — Kobe Bryant for best animated short,” wrote Melissa Silverstein, of Women and Hollywood, on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBryant was accused in June 2003 of sexual assault by a worker at hotel in the Vail, Colorado area. Sexual assault charges were filed but dropped the following year after the woman told prosecutors she was unwilling to testify. Bryant in 2005 entered an out-of-court settlement with the woman for undisclosed terms.The academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Arellano survives stern test, turns back Perpetual Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentscenter_img ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey’s during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant is nominated for an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars.Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane.ADVERTISEMENT Bryant’s poem begins: “Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks, and shooting imaginary game-winning shots in the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you.”It reflects on how time is running out. “I can’t love you obsessively for much longer,” it says. “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”It ends by counting down the final five seconds on a game clock.Bryant, 39, a five-time NBA champion, played 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring last year.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Urban Meyer Says “Everything Is Fine” And There’s “No Issue” With Braxton Miller’s Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller promotes Advocare products.Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?last_img read more

Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference to Feature the ‘Gov’t at Your Service’

first_img The ‘Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference’, which is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will be held under the theme ‘Partnering for Growth’. Visiting participants in the upcoming Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, slated for July 23 to 26 in Kingston, will experience the benefits of the ‘Government at Your Service’ one-stop shop facility, which will be utilised at the event.This provision will see 11 State agencies collaborating to provide their services to attendees.They include the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency; Registrar General’s Department (RGD); National Housing Trust (NHT); National Insurance Scheme (NIS); and Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), among others.Scores of persons from the main diaspora locations of Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, as well as other non-traditional locations, are expected in the island for the biennial conference, which will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre.It is anticipated that many of these persons will use the opportunity to transact engagements, including passport renewals and updating birth certificates, for which they are expected to benefit from speedy and efficient service delivery with the various agencies engaged.Chair of the Government at Your Service Committee and RGD Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte, says the participating agencies will be endeavouring to meet the needs of the visiting delegates, in recognition of the conference’s duration.” We will be there from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. offering whatever services they require. We’ll have individual booths, and they can come and conduct the business there,” she says.Miss Whyte, who outlined some of the services to be offered, notes that persons who, for example, may have black and white versions of their marriage certificates that they want upgraded to the new coloured format, whose documents may have errors for correction or might want additional copies will be accommodated by the RGD.“So we (will) offer those services… in such a way that they can transact business on Monday and pick up the certificates on Tuesday.  So they are able to come to the conference and transact business, go back to their sessions and when they are ready to leave the conference, they are in possession of what they paid for,” she adds.National Housing Trust Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Sales, Joyce Simms-Wilson. Photo contributed by the National Housing TrustMiss Whyte says while certain activities cannot be done overnight, participants can be assured of efficient service delivery from all participating agencies, adding that “it’s really about providing a convenience and all of these (entities) are here to make doing business with the Government easy for them”.Director of Citizenship at PICA, Carol Hammond, tells JIS News that the agency welcomes the opportunity to be a part of Government At your Service, noting that services will be available in three areas.“We will be offering the services for persons who wish to renew their Jamaican passport, for persons who are eligible for unconditional landing to make their application and for persons who wish to apply for citizenship,” she outlines.Additionally, Mrs. Hammond says if delegates’ family members travel to the conference, they, too, can apply for the benefit by submitting the requisite documents.  These include the original of both sets of certificates.She advises that conference participants who intend to change their documents or have them adjusted can submit an application to the Embassy or Consulate closest to them, which will then forward it to the relevant agency, thereby allowing for adequate time for processing and delivery when they get to Jamaica.Mrs. Hammond says persons who intend to take advantage of the express service while at the conference should be prepared to come in early.“They should come in before 10:00 a.m. on day two of the conference so that the passport can be delivered on the following day (day three) of the conference.  If the application is made after 10:30 a.m., other arrangements will have to be made for the passport to be delivered here at our office, or we (will) have it delivered to them at the mission closest to them wherever they live,” she statesThe NHT’s Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Sales, Joyce Simms-Wilson, says the agency considers its participation in the conference key to the entity’s business, as it offers an opportunity for face-to-face dialogue with Jamaicans living overseas to discuss the voluntary contributions programme.She says there are three categories that the Trust is interested in. One is those interested in owning homes in Jamaica or in helping persons in Jamaica to own homes but have never registered with the Trust, hence the agency will be using the opportunity to broaden the contribution network Chair of the Government at Your Service Committee and RGD Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte, says the participating agencies will be endeavouring to meet the needs of the visiting delegates, in recognition of the conference’s duration. Story Highlightscenter_img Visiting participants in the upcoming Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, slated for July 23 to 26 in Kingston, will experience the benefits of the ‘Government at Your Service’ one-stop shop facility, which will be utilised at the event. Chair of the Government at Your Service Committee and the Registrar General’s Department Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte. Photo contributed by the Registrar General’s Department“The other set are those who were contributing and are now no longer contributing. We want to encourage them to continue contributing. There are also mortgagors whom we want to come forward so we can give them the status of their accounts. We also want to target the millennials to let them be a part of the Jamaican landscape, to own something,” she says.Mr. Simms-Wilson also notes that the NHT will be endeavouring to learn more about Jamaicans in the diaspora, in order to understand what it is they want and what are their expectations.  To this end, she says the Trust will be carrying out a survey, so as to understand the participants.The ‘Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference’, which is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will be held under the theme ‘Partnering for Growth’.Its schedule also includes church services to launch the week; the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards to recognise Jamaicans for outstanding service in their communities of residence overseas; a conference dialogue to facilitate an exchange of views and ideas on building a better and prosperous nation; a marketplace exposition to highlight the best of Jamaica’s culture and entertainment; and a youth forum that engages second-, third- and fourth-generation diaspora members.The activities will culminate with the Diaspora Day of Service, which will see members being mobilised in projects that enable them to give back to their communities.last_img read more

Man charged in deaths of two Edmonton children serious injury to their

first_imgThe Canadian Press EDMONTON – A 29-year-old man has been charged in the deaths of two young children who were found in a southeast Edmonton apartment after their injured mother was taken to hospital.Ashton Brian Lafleche appeared briefly by closed-circuit television in provincial court this morning.Lafleche is facing two counts of second-degree murder, as well as charges of assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation.Here’s what we know about the killing of two young children found at a home at 80 Ave and 71 St #yeg #yegcrime @CityNewsYEG @660NEWS @BTCityNewsCGY pic.twitter.com/CXBiFdRNn5— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) December 7, 2018His defence lawyer, Gary Smith, set the matter over to Dec. 21.Acting Staff Sgt. Terrie Affolder said police were called on Wednesday about a woman who had been obviously assaulted and who was being chased by a man outside.She was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and, a few hours later, a naked man acting erratically was arrested at a garage.Sweet grass and teddy bears sit outside the apartment where two young children were found dead Wednesday night. Police are not releasing ages or the name of the 29-year-old man arrested and charged in the case #yeg #yegcrime pic.twitter.com/4iBHXsPC3O— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) December 7, 2018last_img read more

Sujit Bose sets deadline to bring Bagri safety guidelines into effect

first_imgKolkata: The Minister of State (MoS) Fire with independent charge Sujit Bose on Wednesday visited the Bagri Market and reportedly assured the shopkeepers that Fire department would extend all cooperation to reopen the market shortly.He said some safety guidelines need to be followed by the market authorities and if the traders follows the Fire department suggestions they would shortly get the clearance to reopen their shops. According to sources, shop owners and members of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association had earlier requested the fire department to provide necessary clearance to reopen the shops in the market as the businessmen were facing huge losses. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBose had asked the traders’ welfare association to submit an undertaking to the Fire department that the 11 points, which the department had suggested earlier will be followed accordingly. On Wednesday, Bose along with other fire officials went the Bagri Market to check its present situation. After inspecting the market premises, Bose asked the shop owners and traders’ welfare association authorities to implement those 11 points suggested by the department. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayInstallation of an underground reservoir with capacity of 50,000 litres, installation of smoke detectors-sprinklers, conversion of manual pumps to automatic, demolition of illegal part of the market and changing of diesel run transformer to dry transformer were some of the suggestions made by Sujit Bose during his visit to the market on Wednesday. Bose told the shop owners that if the association follows the Fire department guidelines then they would get the clearance within a week of submission of the undertaking. He provided seven days to the traders’ welfare association to submit the undertaking. A massive fire had broken out at the Bagri market a few months ago. About, 30 fire tenders were pressed into service. Ashutosh Singh, president of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association, said: “Businesspersons are happy with the suggestions made by Bose and his department as it is ray of hope for them. Singh said out of 11 points, four points have been taken care of and the problems have been sorted. He assured that the remaining seven points will be looked into soon and the orders from the Fire department will be followed accordingly. “We are grateful to the minister as responded positively to our demands. The suggestions made by him will definitely help us. The rectification process is on. We are doing it step-by-step. We have been granted seven days to submit the undertaking. Bose said after the submission of the undertaking, clearance will be given within seven days,” said Singh.last_img read more

Squash Abhishek and Sanya emerge victorious

first_imgMumbai: Abhishek Agarwal and Sanya Vats won the Men’s and the Women’s titles respectively of the Otters Club Vedanta Squash Open held here. Meanwhile, Veer Chotrani defeated Saksham Choudhary to take the U-19 Trophy. Abhishek, who had an easy victory over Sandeep Jangra on his way to the finals, faced his toughest competition in unseeded Tushar Shahani. Tushar started the game on a high scoring back-to-back winners to race to a 6-1 lead in the first game, but Abhishek who had a little trouble picking up the drop shots did not let the game slip away and came back strongly to level the scores at 8-8. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Tushar managed to hold off Abhishek by blocking him just enough to avoid a replay and restricting his moment to take the first game 11-9. The second game was in complete control of Abhishek, who made Tushar work all corners of the court before taking it 11-4. Tushar made unforced errors at crucial moments, which helped Abhishek take the third and fourth games by 11-6, 11-6 and the championship by 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6. Third seed Sanya Vats secured an upset win over top seed Urwashi Joshi to take the women’s trophy home. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later In the Boys U-19 finals, Veer Chotrani dominated Saksham Choudhary winning the game 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4. Meanwhile, Aishwarya Khubchandani, who lost out on an opportunity for a double title after losing to Sanya Vats in the semis, fought hard to claim her U-19 title defeating a higher ranked Amira Singh in a game that went down the wire. It was a very tough game with nothing separating the two in the first 4 games with Amira winning the 1st and 3rd game while Aishwarya bouncing back to win the 2nd & 4th games all by an identical 11-9 margin. The fifth game was anti-climactic with Aishwarya stepping up and dominating Amira to take the fifth game 11-2 and win the championship. Results: Men’s finals: Abhishek Agarwal [3/4] bt Tushar Shahani 9-11 11-4 11-6 11-6 Women’s finals: Sanya Vats [3/4] bt Urwashi Joshi [1] 11-8 8-11 11-8 11-6 Boys U-19 Finals Aishwarya Khubchandani [5/8] bt Amira Singh [3/4]9-11 11-9 9-11 11-9 11-2 Girls U-19 Finals Veer Chotrani [1] bt Saksham Choudhary [3/4] 11-6 9-11 11-3 11-4.last_img read more