0M cocaine bustAce rider Steven Vieira, whom the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had wanted for questioning in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, has been released on his own recognisance.Stephen VieiraVieira appeared before the Chief Magistrate on Monday, represented by Attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat, who successfully applied for the CANU arrest warrant, issued on May 16th following the discovery of the cocaine, to be discharged.Speaking later with Guyana Times, the attorney explained that her client had, on Thursday evening, been arrested by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit; but the 72-hour detention period has elapsed, hence her client has been released without any charges being laid against him.She, however, noted that the CANU investigations are continuing, and her client intends to co-operate because he intends to clear his name and establish his innocence of any implication in drug-trafficking.The attorney contends that while her client’s name indeed appears on documents that relate to the shipping of the lumber, none of the lumber was found in his possession.Vieira had been arrested on Thursday evening moments after disembarking a Fly Jamaica flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. He was reportedly in Jamaica for the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship, but when the ongoing narcotics investigation became known, the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club suspended his racing licence, making him ineligible to participate in the action.However, following his arrest, he gave a detailed statement to the investigating officers through his attorney.Two Fridays ago, members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit swooped down on a lumber yard at Lot 227 Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, where they conducted a search on a truck that was laden with several pallets of 1×6 dressed lumber that was being prepared for export to the United States.During the search, several boards were reportedly drilled randomly, and a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine was detected. The truck was escorted to CANU Headquarters, where the lumber was further examined, and it was discovered that each of the compromised boards had a dugout cavity with vacuum sealed plastic packets containing cocaine pasted therein.A total of 84.986 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of $550 million, was unearthed. At the time, four workers at the lumber yard were taken into police custody, but were released on Monday last after it was established that they were only contracted to transport the lumber.Meanwhile, further investigations by the CANU ranks have led to the arrest of popular race car driver Nazim Gafoor and Haleem Mohamed. Gafoor’s father, as well as Stephen Vieira, was listed by CANU as a person of interest.Vieira has been listed on the shipping documents as the representative of Naraine Lall, who is the shipper of the consignment of lumber. With the help of the law enforcement officers, Tazim Gafoor was arrested and handed over to CANU.The Gafoors and Mohamed were subsequently released, but are expected to report to the CANU Headquarters on a daily basis. Narine Lall, the owner of the sawmill, is still out of the jurisdiction.
PINECREST, Fla. – Dinner was over by the time the party’s honored guest showed up at the table. She didn’t speak a word. And she left in the rabbi’s arms. The visitor to this family home was no lady. It was a torah. Most Jews see the holy scroll only in their synagogue and have rarely held one. But one synagogue in Miami is taking the unprecedented step of allowing congregants to host Judaism’s sacred text in their homes in exchange for a donation. They call it a torah time-share. For a one-time gift of $1,800, members of Temple Israel can sponsor a section of the scroll. Each year, during the week before that section is read at Shabbat services, donors can keep the torah in their home – an event that has prompted families to host scripture studies, parades and dinner parties. The torah was in need of cleaning and repair – to patch holes and fix lettering – so Chefitz came up with the time-share project. About 40 of the 52 available weekly torah time-shares have been purchased at Temple Israel, a Reform synagogue. Other members have given $18 to sponsor a single letter of the scroll, and all five books have been sponsored for $18,000. All told, the project raised about $325,000 for the temple, far more than the restoration cost. Still, Chefitz quips, he should have thought about charging annual maintenance fees, just like real time shares. Chefitz has been at Temple Israel for six years. Before that, he served as the rabbi of the Havurah of South Florida, which serves Jews disconnected from formal synagogue life. Because they had no actual temple, members took turns taking the torah home with them, an experience that led to his idea at Temple Israel. Temple Israel’s program is believed to be the first of its kind. Chefitz said it has since inspired a Tel Aviv temple to start its own. Last year, Chaim LieberPerson picked the torah up from the temple, put it in the passenger seat of his car and fastened the safety belt. He said he was giddy about taking it home. As a Jewish educator, he is used to handling torahs, but this was different. “Every time that a torah is opened, I’m like a young child again,” he said. “Having it in your home is kind of like having somebody from TV or the movies or someone famous in your home.” LieberPerson and his wife hosted a “Torah Tea Party” for their two children and several dozen others. They decorated torah-shaped cookies, made T-shirts with their Hebrew names on them and paraded around the mango tree in the backyard, singing, playing instruments, and hoisting the scroll. The family also hosted a more traditional adult study gathering, which Chefitz led. At night, the LieberPersons put the torah in a closet to protect it from two cats and two children.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “When it’s brought into a house, it makes the house more holy,” said Rabbi Mitch Chefitz, who came up with the idea. “If the torah’s in your room, then you have an honored guest.” Chefitz showed up at Sandy Grossman’s house this Rosh Hashanah week with the torah in a wheeled black duffel bag. After dinner, while children were dancing the “Macarena” and pounding on a bongo drum, he put it on the dining room table, and everyone’s attention shifted. Chefitz took off the torah’s white fabric covering, or dress, as he called it. He sat at the head of the table and began to slowly unroll it. “She’s a she,” he explains, “because she wears a dress.” As for its age, the rabbi said you shouldn’t ask a lady. But she’s about 160 and appears to have originated in Poland. The scroll later was bought by a couple who dedicated it to their only son, William Earnest Jacoby, who died in World War II.
Diego Simeone 1 Diego Simeone is set to end speculation he could replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City by committing his future to Atletico Madrid.Simeone, who led Atletico to La Liga title glory and the Champions League final last year, is one of the most sough-after bosses in world football.He is understood to be on the radar of a host of clubs, including City, who are said to have earmarked the Argentine as their number one target should they decide to ditch Pellegrini in the summer.But Simeone looks likely to snub a move away from the Vicente Calderon and instead pen a new deal with the Spanish side.His sister and agent, Natalia, said after Atletico’s penalty shootout victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday night: “We’ll have good news about Simeone’s contract renewal in the coming days.“The fans are leaving the Calderon happy and very soon they will be every happier with this news.“Cholo [Diego’s nickname] always believed in the work of the players. ‘Hard work always pays off,’ he says. It was very emotional because the Calderon always gives a shot of adrenaline.”
_ PRNewswire160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 We’re also working to end the unwise practice of catch-and-release. For decades, many illegal immigrants were released back into society soon after they were caught, because we did not have enough detention space. So we’re adding more beds so we can hold the people we catch, and we’re reducing the time it takes to send them back home. When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and sent home, they will be less likely to break the rules, and our immigration system will be more orderly and secure. We’re making good progress, but we have much more work ahead, and we will not be satisfied until we have control of our border. Comprehensive immigration reform also includes strengthening the enforcement of our laws in America’s interior. Since I took office, we’ve increased funding for immigration enforcement by 42 percent. We’re increasing the number of immigration enforcement agents and criminal investigators, enhancing work site enforcement, and going after smugglers and gang members and human traffickers. Finally, comprehensive immigration reform requires a temporary worker program that will relieve pressure on our borders. This program would create a legal way to match willing foreign workers with willing American employers to fill jobs that Americans will not do. By reducing the number of people trying to sneak across the border, we would free up our law enforcement officers to focus on criminals and drug dealers and terrorists and others who mean us harm. One thing the temporary worker program would not do is provide amnesty to those who are in our country illegally. I believe that granting amnesty would be unfair, because it would allow those who break the law to jump ahead of people who play by the rules and wait in the citizenship line. Amnesty would also be unwise, because it would encourage waves of illegal immigration, increase pressure on the border, and make it more difficult for law enforcement to focus on those who mean us harm. For the sake of justice and for the sake of border security, I firmly oppose amnesty. In the coming days, the United States Senate plans to consider proposals on immigration reform. This is an emotional debate. America does not have to choose between being a welcoming society and being a lawful society. We can be both at the same time. As we debate the immigration issue, we must remember there are hard-working individuals, doing jobs that Americans will not do, who are contributing to the economic vitality of our country. To keep the promise of America, we must enforce the laws of America. We must also ensure that immigrants assimilate into our society and learn our customs and values – including the English language. By working together, we can meet our duty to fix our immigration system and deliver a bill that protects our country, upholds our laws, and makes our nation proud. Thank you for listening. The following is a transcript of a radio address by President George W. Bush to the nation: Good morning. On Monday, I will attend a naturalization ceremony here in Washington. It’s always inspiring to watch a group of immigrants raise their hands and swear an oath to become citizens of the United States of America. These men and women follow in the footsteps of millions who’ve come to our shores seeking liberty and opportunity, and America is better off for their hard work and love of freedom. America is a nation of immigrants, and we’re also a nation of laws. And our immigration laws are in need of reform. So at Monday’s ceremony, I will discuss my vision for comprehensive immigration reform that will secure our borders, improve enforcement of our immigration laws, and uphold our values. Comprehensive immigration reform begins with securing our borders. Since I took office, we’ve increased funding for border security by 66 percent, and the Department of Homeland Security has caught and sent home nearly 6 million illegal immigrants. To improve security at the border, we’re hiring thousands more Border Patrol agents. We’re deploying new technology, like infrared cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles, to help our agents do their job. And we’re installing physical barriers to entry, like fences in urban areas.
Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA NotesSeniors: League Final; TCG 2-11 Fulham Irish 2-10:Our senior team completed the treble last weekend after again defeating Fulham Irish in the league final played at Ruislip. Both teams put on a great show after playing against each other the previous week in the championship final and showed they have not lost the love for each other!This game was more intense than the previous one with both teams not holding back or giving an inch as yet again it went right to the wire.The Gaels gave many of their squad players a start in this fixture with places up for grabs for the forthcoming All-Ireland quarter final on December 14th.Early points from Joe Feeney 0-2 & Darren Gilsenan got us off to a good start and a Cathal Magee goal kept us in the lead at the break by 1-5 to 0-6. Fulham responded early in the 2nd with a goal to take the lead before we hit back with a Gilsenan goal, further points from Magee, Mitchell and Feeney had the game level going into injury time, step up Liam Gavaghan who had a outstanding game throughout to slot over the winning score and bring further silverware back to Greenford.Best on the day were Aidan Downes, Aaron Bradley, Liam Gavaghan and Darren Gilsenan.Gabriel Donohoe:Long serving member Gabriel Donohoe RIP who passed away in June will have his ashes spread over our grounds on Sunday 28th September.More details to follow nearer to the time. Fixtures:This is not a misprint, yes we play Fulham Irish for the third weekend on the bounce with a Conway cup quarter final match at Ruislip on Sunday 12noon.Sat 27th Sept; Home Grown Competition, TCG V Harlesden at Greenford 3pm.Lottery: Results for 04/09/14 Jackpot £2,750Numbers drawn 1-5-10-17 No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners Brendan McAtarnsay, c/o TCG, Eugene Meehan, Luke Kavanagh, P Callaghan, Co Meath.This weeks jackpot stands at £2,800. Draw takes place on Thursday in clubhouse.Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com.GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS DEFEAT FULHAM IRISH TO WIN LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:GAANoticesSportTir Chonaill Gaels
Letterkenny Golf Club last week welcomed Confederation of Golf Ireland club support officer Neil Kilgallon to partake in a Club Management and Operational Review as part of the club’s commitment to excellence for its members.This is a continuation of the working of the club’s business plan and follows on from the survey carried out with it’s members earlier in the year.Neil spent two days at the club, 8th and 9th November, and the review will become a working and referrel document for the club going forward. It’s findings will be shared with the members in the same way that the members survey has. The main aspect of the review was to gain a broad overview of the club’s operations with it’s purpose to promote;A) business-like approach;B) support the development of golf at all levels;C) provide some short term recommendations/actions (0-12 Months);D) support the club’s structures to become more effective and sustainable going forward. Among the information that was provided to Neil was:membership information, machinery and proposed replacements, summary of 2015 AGM’s, minutes from recent club meetings and a copy of the current draft business plan. Neil carried out discussions with club Officers, committee members, interested members, staff and also the team from Browns on the Green restaurant, now an integral part of the club.What he looked at in detail was: 1)Club Governance and Management; 2)Membership and Visitor Profiles; 3)Staff and Services; 4)Financial Management; 5)Facilities Management; 6) Communications and Marketing/Sales; 7) Strategic and Business Planning.Neil was also given a tour of all the club facilities, walked the course and, all in all, had an extremely busy two days.CGI Support Officer visits Letterkenny Golf Club on review mission was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Desecration: The damage done at An Grianan FortTHESE were the shocking scenes which greeted gardai when they went to investigate a party inside An Grianan Fort at the weekend.Garda Eddie Doherty told a court in Letterkenny today of his disgust when he found beer cans, broken bottles and stones ripped from the walls from the 3,000-year-old fort in Burt.Human excrement was smeared on paths leading to the site – and someone had even defecated in a holy well beside the fort. Two Derry men have admitted being among more than 40 people who were at the party which began on Friday night and was still going on when tourists “from all over the world”.William Sweeney and Ramond McCormick, both from Derry, admitted criminal damage when they appeared in court today.Judge Paul Kelly described the pair as ‘louts’ and remanded them in custody.Disgrace: rocks were ripped from the walls and thrownGarda at the scene – rocks torn from the fort can be seen on the groundThe thugs left their tents behind when they left A gaping hole is left on top of the fort where a rock has been ripped from it REVEALED: SHOCKING PICTURES OF DAMAGE DONE AT AN GRIANAN FORT was last modified: July 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:REVEALED: SHOCKING PICTURES OF DAMAGE DONE AT AN GRIANAN FORT
The coroner and morticians are working to match the vaults and coffins with their burial plots. “It’s like putting a jigsaw puzzle together,” Naquin said. “We still have some pieces missing.” Coffins in southern Louisiana are traditionally placed inside massive concrete vaults, which often are set only a foot or two into the earth – partly because coastal towns are on marshy land only a few feet above sea level. Spouses often purchase double vaults: If the husband is buried first, the lid of the vault can later be lifted and the wife’s coffin set alongside. Hurricane Rita brought a powerful storm surge of up to 9 feet to Louisiana, forcing vaults out of the ground and pulling their lids. Naquin said several vaults weighing an estimated 600 pounds were found nearly a half-mile from St. Helen’s Cemetery. His deputies gathered up skeletal remains and handed them over to the parish coroner. “It wasn’t fun, I can tell you,” Naquin said. The remains are being analyzed at the same morgue set up in the town of St. Gabriel to handle the corpses of the more than 1,000 people killed by Katrina. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DELCAMBRE, La. – First the floodwaters dislodged massive burial vaults from the earth. Then the vaults yawned open, and out floated hundreds of coffins. And when the coffins opened, their contents drifted away, too. Along with the despair they brought to the living, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita also evicted the dead from what were supposed to be their final resting places, scattering skeletal remains across the region in a ghastly spectacle. Now forensic anthropologists are busy trying to identify the remains and return them to their graves, some of which date to the 19th century. In Delcambre, a small town about 125 miles west of New Orleans, people who evacuated to escape Rita returned to find caskets and tombs on sidewalks and on top of trucks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “You come home and see coffins in the road, tombs in the road. It was crazy,” said Sylvester Harris, who lives across the street from a Roman Catholic cemetery. In all, the state health department said it has learned of about 1,000 coffins dislodged by the storms, not all of them found yet. “I’m assuming we’ll find some up in the backwoods, pretty far from where they belong,” Dr. Louis Cataldie, a health department physician leading the recovery and identification effort. Every parish along Louisiana’s coast has reported burial vaults picked up and moved by storm waters, either after Katrina hit Aug. 29, or after Rita struck on Sept. 24, Cataldie said. In Louisa, a remote community near the Gulf Coast, small St. Helen’s Cemetery was among the hardest hit: About 60 tombs were pulled from their plots, Sheriff David Naquin said. About a dozen blocked a highway before they were moved by sheriff’s deputies.
Tags:#privacy#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The privacy freakout sparked by hacker group AntiSec’s leak of Apple user identification numbers last week turned out to be unwarranted. But the Anonymous offshoot taught us some things about the culture of paranoia that has become a feature of our digital lives.The group claimed that it had pilfered millions of iPhone/iPad user IDs from an FBI laptop. As it turns out, the database came from a digital publishing and development firm called BlueToad. The company ran tests internally based on a tip from an outside security researcher and confirmed that the data did indeed come from its own servers.Sure, the information may have ended up in the hands of the FBI before it was leaked by AntiSec, but it’s not likely. Moreover, the FBI and Apple have denied it. With yesterday’s BlueToad revelation, there remains little credible evidence to support the claim of FBI involvement. Regardless of the hackers’ motives, the case illustrates something about the online news ecosystem. All AntiSec had to do was claim that it obtained the data from an FBI laptop and, before long, the narrative became “OMG, the FBI is spying on our iPads and iPhones.” It doesn’t help that reporting on and fact-checking Anonymous is problematic, due to the organization’s evenescent structure and spoofish culture. Things got clearer as time passed – though the story is still unfolding – but not before legions of readers gained a false impression that the FBI was up to something truly creepy. We saw a similar hole in the online news cycle a few weeks back when a hoax about an asymmetric screw Apple was said to be developing turned into headline news. Like that story, the report that the FBI had collected million of UDIDs was plausible given recent headlines about government requests for data from mobile service providers and Internet companies. A new round of domestic spying by a U.S. intelligence agency fit into an existing historical narrative. The whole thing played into a growing paranoia about digital privacy. This fear seems to be an inevitable byproduct of online life. As more and more of our lives are lived in digital spaces, we are entrusting a massive amount of personal information to tech companies, which in turn each have different privacy policies and approaches to dealing with government requests. Just this year, we’ve seen Twitter spar with authorities over user data requests, mobile carriers hand over troves of information, and the U.S. government trying to address concerns over the tracking Web users. While some of the skittishness around privacy is overblown, plenty of legitimate issues are raised by technology that’s evolving faster than laws and social norms can. While the hyper-rapid online news cycle allows for false or unconfirmed facts to turn into headlines, it’s worth noting that the Web is also remarkably good at self-correction. Often, it brings itself back into line more quickly than the old, top-down media system could. In this case, a more realistic picture of what happened emerged within a few days, thanks in large part to diligent homework by security researcher David Shuetz and an honest admission by BlueToad’s CEO on the company blog. Perhaps in the coming days, we’ll get a complete picture of what on Earth really happened last week. But the paranoia over privacy will remain. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…