Wellington Police notes: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, September 3, 2015•9:53 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•1:20 p.m. Officers took a report of cruelty to animals in the 500 block N. High Drive, Wellington.•8:10 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10:50 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal trespass in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington by known suspect.•11:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:35 p.m. Michael J. Query, 42, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery and criminal trespass.last_img

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LORD NELSON SCRATCHED FROM TWINSPIRES BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT

first_imgSpendthrift Farm LLC’s Lord Nelson, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has been scratched from Saturday’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint with a minor injury. “He got a little nick a couple of days ago and it became infected,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “We had to treat him with antibiotics so he won’t be able to run. But, he’s going to be all right.” The defection of Lord Nelson leaves a field of seven in the Sprint. Joking was scratched Wednesday.last_img

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BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN IN RAPHOE

first_imgA BURGLARY gang has struck again in the Raphoe area.Four homes were raided in the early hours of Sunday morning, with outbuildings also emptied.Thieves even stole a van during one of the raids; and took farming equipment and a quad bike in another. All the thefts took place in the Ballyholey and Dromore areas; thieves last raided homes there just a few weeks ago.Gardai and working closely with colleagues in the PSNI following the incident.It’s understood Gardai are following a definite line of enquiry.  BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN IN RAPHOE was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN IN RAPHOElast_img read more

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Building a global legacy for South Africa

first_imgBrand South Africa launched a six-weeklegacy campaign on 23 August. One of thethemes of the campaign is Celebrate yourSouth African heritage Supporting ‘Class of 2010’ is anothertheme that will be celebrated on 27August. This theme encourages SouthAfricans to support students preparingfor their final examination(Images: Brand South Africa)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lynette OelschigBrand South Africa+27 11 483 0122Nosimilo RamelaBrand South Africa launched the Nation Brand ‘Legacy’ campaign, in Johannesburg on 23 August 2010. The campaign aims to align the country’s brand to its unique culture and its people, while also building the brand globally.Speaking at the launch held at Summer Place in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Brand South Africa’s chief marketing officer Lynette Oelschig said, “The success of the World Cup was because of the uniqueness of South Africans. We want to capture what made it work – the soul that made everybody deliver.”Oelschig said the campaign would centre on the 2010 Fifa World Cup success. “Brand image is based on reputation, on proof of what you can do. We have the World Cup as proof.”She said the country successfully hosted the global event “because we put our soul into it”. Oelschig added that South Africans need to continue with that mindset with everything they do from now on.According to Brand South Africa, the plan is to use the World Cup’s success to change South Africa’s past legacy into a progressive view that will define the way its citizens behave, and contribute to the country’s rating internationally.Six-week drive for changeThe legacy campaign will roll out over six weeks with each week focusing on a different theme.“Each Friday South Africans will celebrate all the things that make us who we are, and the unique values displayed during the World Cup that enable us to be proud of our nation, culture and heritage,” said Brand South Africa’s Sophie Masipa.Themes include Supporting ‘Class of 2010’, Do something different, Our beautiful country, Do it day, and Celebrate your South African heritage.Supporting ‘Class of 2010’ is the focus for 27 August. It links to the Department of Education‘s ‘Class of 2010’ initiative, which encourages South Africans to support pupils as they prepare for their final examination.“We must pledge to help pupils realise how important their education is, but we can also support by helping a scholar to write a study plan, or by assisting with revision,” said Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.Do something different on 3 September challenges South Africans to see things differently and to make a small change in their environment. “Instead of sending an email to your neighbour why don’t you go up and talk to them,” said Masipa. “Celebrate those who have made a difference in your community and join them in making a difference.”Our beautiful country on 10 September encourages the nation to help preserve the beauty of the country that captivated many World Cup tourists. From hosting a recycling or cleanup day at a school, in the community, or at the office to planting a tree at home or at the community centre, this day is about insuring the country’s beauty for generations to come.Do it day on 18 September asks everyone to volunteer time, money, and resources to help fellow South Africans who need it.Celebrate your South African heritage on 24 September, National Heritage Day, focuses on the country’s diversity as a source of strength and resilience. On this day, people can wear traditional outfits that highlight their culture, or spend time learning about a different culture and its customs from a friend or colleague.“The campaign identifies the factors that make our nation unique, from our sports teams to our children and our renowned South African attitude,” said Matola. “Founded on the South African brand values of Ubuntu, sustainability, possibility, diversity, innovation and creativity, it builds on the successful hosting of the tournament, to which the people of South Africa contributed directly.”Using the catchphrase “Put your soul into it”, the campaign aims to use the momentum gained during the World Cup to continue to mobilise South Africans to cement the principles of pride and patriotism that they showed when they put their souls into making the World Cup a success.“We’ve always known we had it in us, now let us celebrate it,” said Matola. ”Put your soul into it.”last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites

first_img[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners][vsw id=”AhuX7N8b3xw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video above to explore how geocachers use Favorite Points to find and reward amazing geocaches. Geocaching Favorites was introduced in December of 2010. The feature allows Premium Members to award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. Everyone can see how many points a cache has received.  Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.Some geocachers award Favorite points to historic caches like The Original Stash Tribute Plaque. The location that records the placement of the first geocache ever has accumulated more than 900 Favorite Points. Creative and unique caches with spectacular stories also earn Favorite Points. Geist des Hagen, a clever geocache about a ghost who haunts the woods of Germany, has earned more than 1000 Favorite points.Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for each ten caches found. You can then award to an exceptional cache in your find history. For every ten caches that you find, you earn one Favorite to award to an exceptional cache in your find history. Basic Members also benefit by seeing how many Favorites a cache has earned in search results and on the individual cache pages.A geocacher from Maryland, United States says, “as a community we benefit by seeing more and more caches that have creative camouflage, and fantastic locations that we might not have visited, and that’s really what the sports all about!”  Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video to find out more and see how you can discover and learn from amazing geocaches through Favorites.The next Geocaching.com Presents video showcases a difficulty five, terrain five geocache in Germany known as The Rock. It has more than 300 Favorite points. The Rock is scheduled for release on November 3rd. Geocaching.com will continue to release English, Czech and German language geocaching videos in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interest

first_imgChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi is attracting major Bundesliga interest.The Mirror says Bayern Munich have been chasing Hudson-Odoi – and now Borussia Dortmund are in for him too.The German giants believe the 18-year-old has huge potential and are targeting him as the next English youngster to make a switch to the Bundesliga.Jadon Sancho has been a huge hit at Dortmund and Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson has been in sensational form at Hoffenheim.Bayern are aware that Hudson-Odoi has been frustrated this season at a lack of first team opportunities, having been told last summer he would get games. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Runaway 7yearold girl sneaks onto plane at Geneva airport

first_imgGENEVA – A Geneva airport spokesman says a runaway 7-year-old girl slipped through security checks and onto a plane without a boarding pass before being spotted by a crew member and handed over to police.Bernard Stampfli said Wednesday that authorities were enhancing measures to ensure that children are accompanied by adults when passing through security checks.In the incident Sunday, the girl, who was not identified, initially slipped away from her parents at Geneva’s main railway station and travelled by train to the airport. Stampfli said the girl repeatedly “took advantage of her small size” and employed a “ruse” to make it look like she was travelling with adults ahead or behind her.After a first attempt failed, she tried again and succeeded — getting aboard an EasyJet flight to Corsica.last_img read more

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From hot to not The Baloney Meter weighs in on Scheers economy

first_imgOTTAWA – “Justin Trudeau inherited a booming economy, but he’s squandering it. His uncontrolled spending and tax hikes is making life harder for Canadians. It’s time for a Prime Minister who puts taxpayers’ interests first.” — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Twitter, July 15, 2018———In a tweet this week, Scheer took aim at Just Trudeau’s record since 2015, arguing the prime minister “inherited a booming economy,” but is “squandering it” through “uncontrolled spending and tax hikes.”His tweet added a graphic noting a net loss of 17,000 jobs in Canada so far this year, compared to almost 1.3 million created in the United States.So has Trudeau turned a roaring economy into slow simmer?Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).This one earns a rating of “a lot of baloney.” Here’s why.THE FACTSThe Liberals took power in November 2015.The Canadian economy saw two consecutive quarters of contraction at the start of 2015, meeting the definition of a technical recession, before showing some growth again.Canada’s economy ended the year with real GDP growth of one per cent. World Bank figures show growth in subsequent years was 1.4 per cent in 2016 and three per cent in 2017. The Bank of Canada estimated in its July monetary policy report that the Canadian economy would grow on average annually by two per cent between 2018 and 2020.The Liberals promised to run deficits of $10 billion in each of their first two years to finance infrastructure work to prod economic growth, but have blown past those spending promises while increasing taxes for higher income earners and cutting them for others.Statistics Canada data show a recent decline in the number of people employed in Canada. Employment fell by 17,100 positions between the almost 18.63 million recorded in June 2018 and the almost 18.65 million in December 2017. In the United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show an total increase of 1.29 million jobs between January and June.THE EXPERTSThe economy in 2015 was hurting from plummeting commodity prices beyond the control of the previous Conservative government, said Randall Bartlett, an economist with the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. The economic rebound in 2017 was largely linked to a rebound in oil prices, he said.“That was not inheriting a booming economy, quite frankly. The economy was not doing well at all.”As for Scheer’s claim that Trudeau’s reckless spending undermined Canadians’ prosperity, economists say some kinds of government spending are more supportive of growth than others.Infrastructure, for instance, has a far-reaching multiplier effect, both in the short term and in the long term, said Brenda Spotton Visano, a professor of economics and public policy at York University in Toronto.“I have no problem paying taxes if I am confident in the government’s decision on where to spend it,” she said.Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies with the Fraser Institute, warns it would be a stretch to link any immediate changes in the country’s economy to the actions of one government. The federal budget is “a drop in the bucket” relative to the size of the economy, he says, but adds governments “can affect the economic environment through their policies at the margins.”Sheila Block, a senior economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, issues a similar warning about comparing Canadian and American job figures: There are slight differences in methodology, and the size of the U.S. economy means its jobs figures will be larger than Canadian numbers.Block says since November 2015, when the Liberals took office, the country has added about 642,000 jobs. The jobs figures between December 2017 and June 2018 are a unique reference period zeroing in on an employment decline, Block said.“Comparing just one month without looking at it in context…you’re kind of cherry picking a number,” she said.THE VERDICTEconomists are in general agreement that Canada was not roaring in 2015, but differ on the impacts of Liberal policy. The math on the job figures is factually correct but lacks context. Scheer’s tweet overall has “a lot of baloney.”There are signs, though, that the Liberals should not take the current economic climate for granted. Slowdowns in business investment, uncertainty about trade, and concerns about household debt as interest rates rise are among the red flags Canada may be on the downside of the economic cycle.“I’m worried about our economic prospects,” Lammam said.“I don’t particularly think there is anything to cheer about based on the 2017 numbers because the fundamentals don’t show a good and strong long-term economy.”METHODOLOGYThe Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:No baloney — the statement is completely accurateA little baloney — the statement is mostly accurate but more information is requiredSome baloney — the statement is partly accurate but important details are missingA lot of baloney — the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truthFull of baloney — the statement is completely inaccuratelast_img read more

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DOJ approves 69B CVS HealthAetna merger with conditions

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions.The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition that Aetna moves ahead with its plan to sell its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business, resolving some anti-monopoly issues.Aetna announced last month it’d sell the business for an undisclosed amount.CVS announced plans to buy Hartford, Connecticut’s Aetna late last year. The deal is expected to give the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, drugstore chain a bigger role in health care, with the companies combining to manage care through CVS stores, clinics and prescription drugs.last_img

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Help Support the Child Development Centre this March

first_imgWith one of the highest birth rates in Canada, new parents in Fort St. John can sometimes be faced with unique challenges, this is where the Child Development Centre can help. The CDC works with families in Fort St. John and the North Peace who have children with developmental difficulties.Each year the CDC works with hundreds of children in our region and as this community grows, they also need to grow.The goal this year is to raise over $100,000 with part of that going towards the purchase of sound-proofing in the gymnasium and intercom systems in the observation rooms. The Child Development Centre needs your help, so they can continue to meet the growing needs of this community. For more on what the CDC does, visit www.cdcfsj.ca You can help by donating to the 15th annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids. You can donate online, by calling 250-787-7100 or you can donate in person when the fundraiser gets underway at 6 am on March 7th, live from Safeway.You can also make a pledge a performer in the annual talent show. The 45th Annual CDC Talent Show will take place Friday, March 8th at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show is free, but of course, they will be looking for your donations. It all starts at 6 pm and will also be broadcast live on www.energeticcity.ca presented by the Fort St. John Co-op.last_img read more

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