Georgia man accused of posing as a United Nations courier and taking money from Mason City woman to plead guilty

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgMASON CITY — A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Georgia man accused of taking $3000 from a Mason City woman by claiming to be a “United Nations courier”.41-year-old Imonije Emuobosa is accused of depriving and defrauding the woman in February of last year, with a criminal complaint stating that he allegedly portrayed himself as an agent from the United Nations diplomatic courier service and promised to deliver a box in exchange for $3000.A nationwide warrant was issued last June for Emuobosa’s arrest on a charge of second-degree theft, with Emuobosa being taken into custody in February.Emuobosa’s trial was scheduled to start on June 18th, but online court records show that Judge Adam Sauer has scheduled a plea change hearing in the case for July 2nd in Cerro Gordo County District Court.last_img read more

Panama president declares World Cup national holiday

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_img“Today the planets aligned, you must never lose faith,” Varela had said on the Estadio Rommel Fernandez pitch in the capital following the match.Although not Panama’s national game, football is rapidly catching up with baseball and boxing as the country’s favourite sport. Panama City, Panama | AFP | Panama president Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday in celebration at the central American country’s first ever qualification for the World Cup.“It’s a historic day for the country. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers,” Varela said on Twitter on Wednesday.Panama came from behind to beat Costa Rica 2-1 on Tuesday and book a ticket to Russia 2018.The victory left them third in the CONCACAF area qualification behind Mexico and Costa Rica, and sensationally helped knock the United States out of contention.Thousands of Panamanians celebrated long into the night in the capital Panama City as a cacophony of car horns greeted the historic news. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Breakdancing proposed as new sport by 2024 Olympics: organisers

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgFILE PHOTO; Kinjaz breakdancingParís, France | AFP | Breakdancing has been invited as a new sport by the organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics, the head of the local organising committee said Thursday.Skateboarding, climbing and surfing, which have already been added to the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, have been invited to return for the Paris Games. Tony Estanguet, the head of the Paris 2024 organising committee, said the inclusion of the four sports responded to a need to make the Olympics “more urban” and “more artistic”.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Pacheco, again a favorite to reinforce Sevilla’s goal

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgBefore the pandemic, Seville already checked it last summer when they asked for more than 20 million euros, it was too expensive an operation. But with the coronavirus the claims will be less and reinforcing the three suits becomes something fundamental in the Nervión club, which wants Give top-notch competition to Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik. Sevilla’s goal will smoke next summer and one of the favorites to reinforce it is Fernando Pacheco from Madrid. The Alavés goalkeeper, who will turn 28 this May, is at the key moment of his career after extending his contract with the club from Vitoria a few months ago until 2023, with a clause of 40 million euros. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 30, 2020center_img Pacheco is a product of the Real Madrid youth team. He left the white club in 2015 to sign for Alavés, where his performances have even earned him entry into the prelists of the Spanish National Team, although he has not yet been summoned. Sergio Fernández, blue and white sports director, called it “injustice” a few weeks ago that the keeper had not yet gone with Robert Moreno or Luis Enrique.The goalkeeper also has the endorsement of Julen Lopetegui, who made him debut in the lower categories of the Red. The Basque is a coach who feels more comfortable with players he already knows. There are the signings of Sergio Reguilón, Fernando, Óliver Torres, Diego Carlos … All of them coincided at some stage with the Sevilla coach and returned this season to meet with him.Bono will return to Girona after a year on loan. Sergio Rico and Juan Soriano must return to Nervión after assignments at PSG and Leganés, but Sevilla will try to find accommodation for both.last_img read more

Jags’ “Train And Play” in Brazil attracts top complement

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgCONCACAF Nations League Countdown…As Guyana prepares for its first match of the CONCACAF Nations League in September, Guyana’s senior men’s national team, commonly known as the Golden Jaguars, will benefit from the most comprehensive and experienced technical staff Guyana’s national football has ever had, during the “Train and Play” scheduled for August 12-26 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Goalkeeper Coach Ademola BankoleThe 17-man staff includes the Head Coach, Senior Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Team Doctor, Head of Sports Science, Head of Recruitment and Player Liaison, Head of People and Culture, Performance Analyst and Head Scout, Development Coaches and operations staff.Head Coach Michael Johnson said a qualified staff is critical to the achievement of the GFF (Guyana Football Federation) national programme’s goals.“This comprehensive technical team is vitally important for the Nations League campaign; we are pushing the boundaries to keep up to date with modern football trends and compete with regional and international competition. The Guyana-based Development Coaches are there on merit by excelling in recent CONCACAF/FIFA coaching courses as well as their work at various clubs and ATCs. In Brazil, they will be mentored as part of their Coach Education, but ultimately will have to prove their potential within the coaching staff, with the ultimate goal of taking the knowledge back into their own coaching contexts.”Johnson added that a top-class support staff was also necessary to “develop, inspire, and motivate not only the team but the nation.”Technical Director Ian Greenwood said a “machinery of excellence” was being developed for the senior national programme: “The high-quality professionals that complement the staffing structure are all vital cogs to the machinery of excellence as we look to develop a vibrant and successful senior national team programme. Their primary focus is working to achieve the short, medium, and long-term targets of the GFF, but their expertise and added value of mentoring in areas of sports science, performance analysis, sports medicine, coaching methodology will significantly improve the national team programme at youth levels.”GFF President Wayne Forde, for his part, said this staff structure served as a solid platform to realise greater success among the senior national team: “While we are laying in place a solid youth development foundation that will definitely evolve in the coming years, it is of critical importance that we build the senior national team’s management structure to support and maximise the performance of those players that emerge from the Youth development structure.“The transfer of knowledge and expertise is a key objective in the selection of the national team staff. Our collaboration with Brazil will also buttress our capacity-building targets. We have to be humble, patient and open to learning new and modern principles and methodologies.”The “Train and Play” is a national encampment of senior footballers as part of the preparation for the CONCACAF Nations League.Guyana have been matched against Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Guiana and Belize and will play host to Barbados and Belize in September 2018 and March 2019 respectively, while Turks and Caicos Islands and French Guiana will host Guyana in October and November 2018.last_img read more


Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgAn under-strength Finn Harps side were defeated 3-0 by Wexford Youths last night at Ferrycarrig Park.Keith Cowan and Kevin McHugh were suspended, while Gareth Harkin, Damien McNulty Conor Winn and Michael Funston were all rested.The only first-team regulars to feature for Ollie Horgan’s side were Pat McCann, Ciaran Coll and Packie Mailey. They were rare starts for Carol Tiofack, Darragh Black and Shaun Patton.Harps were comprehensively defeated by a Wexford side still fighting for promotion.A first-half hat-trick from Danny Furlong sealed the points for Wexford in a clinical display from the frontman whose had an outstanding season.For Harps all attention switches to this weekend’s FAI semi-final cup with St. Patrick’s Athletic. It’s a tough ask for Ollie Horgan’s chares at the home of the current champions, but they’ll go their confident of causing an upset.The game is being screened live on RTE Two at 1.45pm.HARPS DEFEATED IN WEXFORD AS ATTENTION SWITCHES TO CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 1st, 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:fai cupFinn Harps FCnewsSportwexford youthslast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgLetterkenny Town Mayor Paschal Blake and Anne Mc Gowan, Chairperson of Letterkenny Tidy Towns, at the Helix (Photo from Twitter @LKTidy)Letterkenny has won Regional, County and Tourism Awards today in the Tidy Towns Awards. The town earned 313 marks and recieved a gold medal.Letterkenny was named the tidiest town in the North West and in Donegal. It also won a Tourism Town Award.The regional award prize was €2000. The county and tourism prizes were both €1000. Moynalty in Co. Meath was named Ireland’s Tidiest Town. Letterkenny was just 3 points short of the overall winning town’s 316 score.Glenties also won a gold medal with 306 marks. Raphoe and Buncrana won silver medals, while Malin and Carrigart both won bronze medals. Carraig Airt won the Gaeltacht Award.James O’Neill from Buncrana was one of the Tidy Town Heroes of the year.In Letterkenny’s adjudication report, the judge found that litter control and street clean-ups in the town were good. However, the Bring Centre was disappointing as the barrier was locked and bottles were dumped outside the units. They admired the design of the Century Cinemas building, the glass front of Gallagher’s Hotel, and the rugged look of Bank of Ireland.The design of Bernard McGlinchey Town Park and Ballymacool Town Park impressed the judge.The presentation of the Tourist Information Office and the surrounding landscaping was highly praised. The report said it was “a real credit to Letterkenny and Failte Ireland.”The pedestrian archways and wide footpaths along Letterkenny’s Main Street were commended for showing the importance of pedestrians in the town.The judge remarked that the view of the Oatfield factory from De Valera road was “uninspiring”. The Oldtown area needed much more attention under the Tidy Towns scheme, according to the report.On the second visit, the adjudicator said “Letterkenny looked very well on the day-it’s a working town of great character which continues to do well in the competition.”by Rachel McLaughlinNEAT NEWS FOR LETTERKENNY IN TIDY TOWNS AWARDS was last modified: September 9th, 2013 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)Tags:awardletterkennytidy townslast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgONCE A PROUD BOAST OF AIB, BUT NOW GAOTH DOBHAIR BRANCH WILL CLOSESinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has accused AIB of abandoning rural Ireland following the decision to close eight branches in Co Donegal.The decision by AIB saw angry locals gather in Gaoth Dobhair last night.The move will see a number of branches including Lifford, Dunfanaghy, Raphoe, Falcarragh, Gaoth Dobhair, Milford, Bundoran and Moville close its door for good. Local post offices are expected to pick up some of its basic banking services.However the closure of many West Donegal branches including Falcarragh and Gaoth Dobhair means that people will have to travel to Dungloe to carry out any business.Deputy Doherty said: ” The AIB’s decision will be a serious blow to communities throughout the state particularly rural communities here in Co Donegal that are already suffering from a lack of investment and a withdrawal of services.“AIB is a nationalised bank. The people own it. Yet it is being allowed to abandon rural communities across the state and to hike up its interest rate putting its customers under more financial strain. This is just weeks after the bank refused to pass on the ECB interest rate cut of half a percentage point to its customers. “The government needs to show its commitment to rural Ireland. Its action plan on jobs means nothing to people in rural communities where more and more jobs are being lost and more and more services are being cut.“This government was elected on a promise to create jobs yet again and again we hear of major job losses and the live register stands at nearly half a million. Its action to create jobs has been pathetic and subservient to its commitment to pump billions into zombie banks.“Unfortunately the government’s record in rural Ireland is no better than its job creation record.”It’s all a far cry from the TV ads of the 1980s – which featured the Gaoth Dobhair branch at the end and the AIB’s slogan of having branches “where you live.”Last night local people voiced their concerns about the latest cuts to services in rural Donegal. BANK CLOSURE PROTESTS: TD ACCUSES AIB OF ‘ABANDONING RURAL IRELAND’ was last modified: July 31st, 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)Tags:BANK CLOSURE PROTESTS: TD ACCUSES AIB OF ‘ABANDONING RURAL IRELAND’last_img read more

Bizarre Bursts in Space

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_img(Visited 102 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Astronomers don’t know what they are, or where they come from, but big blasts from space have opened up a new field of research.In a mature science like deep space astronomy, it seems hard to discover something brand new. But ten years ago, Nature reports, an astronomer saw a burst of radio waves lasting only 5 thousandths of a second. What was it? Since then, some 75 of these “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) have been detected. In her article “Astronomers grapple with new era of fast radio bursts,” Elizabeth Gibney discusses a recent conference in Aspen, Colorado that laid out a strategy for studying the phenomenon. If FRBs are indeed extragalactic—as the majority of astronomers believe—they must be enormously powerful.One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), were first detected a decade ago. At the time, many astronomers dismissed the seemingly random blasts as little more than glitches. And although key facts, such as what causes them, are still largely a mystery, FRBs are now accepted as a genuine class of celestial signal and have spawned a field of their own.It may seem to some people in the era of the Hubble Space Telescope that astronomers had found everything there is to be found in deep space, and the rest is fine-tuning. But FRBs follow in a long line of mysterious objects never before imagined: radio galaxies, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, blazars, magnetars, and gamma-ray bursts. As astronomers begin to build more sensitive detectors to study these enigmatic bursts of energy, no one knows where FRB astronomy will lead in the next decade. It may seem to some people in the era of the Hubble Space Telescope that astronomers had found everything there is to be found in deep space, and the rest is fine-tuning. But FRBs follow in a long line of mysterious objects never before imagined: radio galaxies, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, blazars, magnetars, and gamma-ray bursts. As astronomers begin to build more sensitive detectors to study these enigmatic bursts of energy, no one knows where FRB astronomy will lead in the next decade.Other Astronomical Observations and MysteriesThe dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a ( In 1987, astronomers were delighted to have an opportunity to observe one of the nearest supernovas in centuries. The debris of SN 1987a, in the Large Magellanic Cloud, has been expanding for 30 years now. The article contains new images from Hubble of the ring of light reflected off the expanding dust cloud that has reached a light-year across.Astronomers find faintest early galaxies yet, probe how the early universe lit up ( This article by Rebecca Johnson discusses the difficulty of finding faint galaxies at the limit of Hubble’s detection. The “Frontier Fields Project” has detected galaxy clusters 100 times fainter than those seen in the Hubble Deep Field, finding complex structure just 1 billion years after the big bang. “Their observations showed that these faint galaxies are extremely numerous,” Johnson says.If atoms are mostly empty space, why do objects look and feel solid? (The Conversation). Roger Barlow, a physicist, explains this counter-intuitive phenomenon. Find out why he uses a photo of starlings to make his point.The universe is stranger than we can imagine. Beware of any scientist who boasts overmuch about what science understands. Big-bang cosmology is prime example. To see why, obtain Bob Enyart’s comprehensive DVD, “Evidence Against the Big Bang,” available also in download format.For those interested in questions in Biblical cosmology, Spike Psarris just published a discussion of starlight and time on his Creation Astronomy website. In “Distant starlight: Does it disprove Biblical creation?, Psarris describes seven assumptions behind the claim that light needed billions of years to get to earth. In the process, he offers alternative assumptions that reveal solutions for rapid light travel time. He ends by showing that starlight and time is just as much a problem for big bang theory, so it is hypocritical for big-bangers to criticize Biblical cosmology on that basis.last_img read more

Precision ag sprayer day Aug. 9

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Large-scale pesticide application takes skill. Farmers, retailers and crop consultants can increase their know-how by attending the Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Sprayer Day at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Aug. 9.“They have to make sure their sprayers are calibrated, rates are correct, drift is reduced as much as possible, and application coverage is the best it can be,” said Eric Richer, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension and organizer of the event. “There will be a wide variety of precision spray equipment demonstrated that day, all the way from the most advanced self-propelled sprayers costing hundreds of thousands of dollars down to four-wheeler or ATV small sprayers. From a budget perspective, we’ll be covering a wide spectrum.“We’ll also talk about the latest and greatest in nozzle technologies. Costs can range from just a couple of dollars to $10 to $12 for a single nozzle.”The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds at 8591 state Route 108, Wauseon. Registration is $25 if postmarked by Aug. 1 or $40 at the door (space permitting) and includes lunch. A complete agenda and registration form can be downloaded at morning portion of the program will focus on education, Richer said.“We’ll show farmers how to calibrate their sprayer, whether they have one of the oldest sprayers in the county or the newest,” Richer said. “Sprayer calibration is important each and every year.”Erdal Ozkan, an agricultural engineering professor in the college and spray technology expert, and Greg LaBarge, agronomic systems field specialist with OSU Extension, will lead that portion of the program.“We want to make sure we’re at the right rate, the right coverage and the right droplet size so we minimize drift,” Richer said.New seed technologies anticipated to be coming on the market soon will make such precision even more vital, he added.“With dicamba and 2,4-D soybeans on the horizon for 2017, applicators will want to make sure pesticide doesn’t drift off-site and damage non-target plants, including neighboring specialty crops and landscaping,” Richer said. “This program will be an opportunity to educate farmers and retailers on that topic.”Also in the morning, Mark Gaerte of Gaerte Ag Service will conduct a flyover aerial spray demonstration, and a sponsor panel will discuss improved pesticide technologies.In the afternoon, live demonstrations will take place thanks to the participation of industry partners, including:• Hardi Sprayers (Kahrs Tractor Sales), pull-type sprayer stability• KFG/John Deere, direct injection and BoomTrac• Archbold Equipment, top air pull-type with ATV• Ohio Ag Equipment/RoGator, sprayer cleanout and section control• Capstan Ag/Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, pulse-width modulation demo• Case IH, turn compensation and nozzle overlapParticipants at the event will qualify for 3.5 hours of pesticide applicator recertification credits from both the Ohio and the Michigan departments of agriculture, Richer said.For more information, contact Richer at or call the Fulton County OSU Extension office at 419-337-9210.last_img read more