Mother of 2 charged for damaging minibus

first_imgA 22-year-old mother of two had a charge of damage to property laid against her and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Mariah Williams, of Lot 19 Garnett Street, Newtown, denied that on March 3, 2018 at Kitty, Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously damaged one RZ minibus windscreen valued $35,000, property of Selena Khan.The Virtual Complainant (VC) and the defendant were reportedly arguing when Williams allegedly took up a weapon and damaged the bus.The matter was reported, and Williams was arrested and charged.However, Khan told Magistrate Judy Latchman that the defendant has agreed to pay for the repairs. As such, she revealed that she would no longer pursue the matter.The matter was dismissed, and the defendant was told that she was free to go.last_img read more

Bellerin starts, Lovren dropped: Arsenal vs Liverpool confirmed team news

first_img 4 What the managers are sayingUnai Emery (Arsenal): “We are looking forward to playing against them, playing against a team like Liverpool. We are excited for tomorrow because our supporters are going to help us in our home.“I think it’s a very difficult game, very difficult team, but for us it’s about success against them with our quality, our performance and also our respect.”Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “All people in football knew how good he is but I am not sure all Arsenal fans were over the moon at first when they heard it would be Emery. BEST OF Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Arsenal will look to prove themselves as genuine title contenders when Liverpool visit the Emirates in the Premier League on Saturday evening.The Gunners won eleven matches in a row before last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, but the Reds present Unai Emery’s first top-six opponent since the unbeaten run began in August. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 4 RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED There will be plenty of stars on show Emery faces a serious challenge to his unbeaten run on Saturday MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img huge blow But there is no place for Nacho Monreal who continues to recover from a hamstring problem and Matteo Guendouzi is suspended.Dejan Lovren has been left out of the Liverpool squad, while midfielders Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are both suffering from hamstring problems.Confirmed line-upsArsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Torreira,Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Cech, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck, Smith-Rowe.Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Subs: Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Origi, Matip. Bellerin is doubtful for the game “But that’s England a little bit, you want the poster boys. Unai was in France and before that in Spain in a smaller club, so you can go a bit under the radar.“Not for all the people in football, though. I saw yesterday that he won eight titles in two or three years. That’s pretty big.”Team newsHector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac have both passed late fitness tests to start for the Gunners. Klopp praised Emery for proving himself in England no dice REVEALED ADVICE 4 Liverpool are yet to lose in the league this season and currently sit joint-top of table with Manchester City, four points ahead of their hosts, who are fourth.The fixtures have been kind to Arsenal during their hot streak, so this game will provide a good marker of exactly where the Gunners are in the early stages of the post-Arsene Wenger era.Where can I listen?You can listen to exclusive radio commentary of the heavyweight clash live on talkSPORT, with kick-off at 5.30pm on Saturday. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

Raiders sign D-end Kasim Edebali to roster

first_imgALAMEDA — Kasim Edebali, a six-year veteran defensive end who last played for Cincinnati in 2018, was signed by the Raiders Wednesday.Edebali takes the roster spot of cornerback Gareon Conley, who was traded to the Houston Texans Monday for a third-round draft pick.Edebali, 6-foot-3 and 253 pounds, has played in 62 games with two starts. He has eight sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The best season for the Boston College product came in 2016, when had …last_img read more

How long can a corn seed hold its breath?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Andy Westhoven, AgriGold regional agronomistAt this point in the calendar, undoubtedly, there are many corn fields planted around the area. Just as undoubtedly, planting conditions will be like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears — some will be too cold and wet, some too hot and dry, and some just right. The role as an agronomist usually travels down the road of the first two situations in Goldilocks’ tale — less than ideal planting conditions. Somewhere in the eastern Corn Belt, after a corn field has been planted, a torrential rainfall will occur and/or there will be a cold period where a grower might wonder, “What is to become of the corn seed I just planted? How long can it last in the soil before rotting and dying?”Last season almost gave growers a false impression of corn emergence when most fields emerged in about 8 days. This is certainly not the norm. Most growers would average close to 12 to 14 days for corn to emerge year in and year out. It is a general understanding that corn seed treatments can last 3 weeks give or take. This is also the answer to the title question: How long can corn seed hold its breath? The answer is 3 weeks. The best way to improve upon a more rapid and uniform emergence is to plant into a warming trend.Easier said than done, right? From the time of planting the seed until emergence, the best defense a corn seed has is the seed treatment, as it does not have any natural defenses. Typical corn seed treatments consist of fungicide and insecticide protection. The fungicides usually play the larger part during the “hold my breath” moment.With temperatures in the mid to low 60s, field saturation, and cloudy weather are the perfect environment for slow to little corn seed growth and development. When a corn seed is not developing, pathogens — namely Pythium and Fusarium — could potentially attack a vulnerable seed. Once an infection occurs, it still could take up to several weeks to know the consequences. If the corn seed germinates and emerges, the disease could still ultimately kill the plant before it can “outgrow” the pathogen. In this case, the best advice is for warmer and drier weather for a period where the balance of power can be swayed back into the corn seed’s favor for rapid growth. Rapid growth is really the best medicine for a disease-infected corn seed or seedling.In addition to the disease threats, many insects prey on vulnerable seeds. During a prolonged emergence period, insects such as white grubs, wireworms, and seed corn maggot are the most common culprits to feed on corn seeds. While most seed treatments provide excellent protection in this arena, it is not uncommon to find hotspots in a field based on a variety of different reasons.Ironically enough when you consider a seed holding its breath, oxygen in the soil is another factor one must consider about seed viability/longevity in the soil. Any practice that reduces oxygen or pore space in the soil profile can also cause seed germination/emergence issues. Obviously, a wet, saturated field would qualify here. Outside of weather conditions, though, compaction can be a large threat.Compaction could be caused from heavy equipment. But, if one dives deeper, there is often planter compaction caused from too much down pressure. This is the pressure that is placed by the actual row unit being either too heavy and/or having too much pressure applied. Most of these can be reduced by planter settings, but still can be a hidden problem.In that ideal world, most would simply hit repeat of the 2018 spring season. Unfortunately, there is no easy button here and each year, farm, and field present unique challenges that keep all operators on their toes. Let’s hope that everyone finds that warming trend!last_img read more

Young spenders: Blatant consumerism becomes new religion for adolescents

first_imgBhumika WattsSell them their dreams. People, especially kids, don’t buy things to have things. They buy hope. Sell them this hope and you won’t have to worry about your sales.” This celebratory song of a society high on materialism addressed to a conference of salesmen sums up the reality of,Bhumika WattsSell them their dreams. People, especially kids, don’t buy things to have things. They buy hope. Sell them this hope and you won’t have to worry about your sales.” This celebratory song of a society high on materialism addressed to a conference of salesmen sums up the reality of contemporary urban life.It turns adolescents into a significant consumer segment, not parent-dependant but individuals with an increasing urge to flaunt everything from mobile phones to designer clothes.Brand-consciousness, a fast growing trend among children, has its roots in this urge to belong, or in behavioural scientist Erich Fromm’s words “to stay close to the herd”. Arnish Uberoi, a 13-year-old student of Chennai’s Padma Seshadri Bal Bhawan, has no doubts about the importance of branded goods in his life.”I will remain popular and accepted if I wear popular brands,” he says. NEW DELHI Bhumika Watts (9)HANKERS AFTER: jeans and T-shirts, perfumes and shoes with flat heels. “My friend got her Walkman in a day, get me one this evening.”In an interview to a city tabloid, Vani Aggarwal, 13, remarked that she liked wearing only Guess and Versace clothes.She is not an isolated example; it is a recurrent message that strobes through Indian urban society. Children are defining themselves by what they possess. “I buy, therefore I am” has become the mantra for today’s teens.”Possessions” to them mean branded products that spell status and popularity. Gone are the days of cheap canvas shoes and frilly frocks sewn by mothers at home. Girls now want Mango T-shirts and designer-label jeans.advertisementBoys who were earlier brought up to take pride in ink-stained shirts and scuffed shoes now worry about what gel works best with their hair and what model of cell phones they sport.Their list of “must-haves” reads like a catalogue of a sophisticated mall: trendy clothes, watches, cosmetics, accessories, shoes, mobile phones, CDs, music systems, smart PCs, sports gear, hair dryers and umpteen other gizmos- all the fancy paraphernalia of the “with-it” lifestyle. The latest “necessity” is add-on credit cards over and above the fat weekly allowance for trips to hangout joints or to beauty salons.Arnish UberoiThe burgeoning purchasing power of these brand brats has given the market its little kings and queens. Even in times of economic gloom, the last thing parents compromise on is spending on their children. Estimates put the market for children’s products at Rs 5,000 crore.The confectionery market alone is estimated at Rs 1,400 crore and the apparel market at Rs 500 crore. While children’s footwear is a Rs 1,000 crore market, personal-care products are pegged at Rs 300 crore.”Children mostly come looking for nail polish, shine-control lotions and sunscreen,” says Saurabh Amte, beauty adviser at the Lakme counter at Delhi’s Shopper’s Stop. “They are so well-informed that even their parents seek their help,” he adds.Shweta Chhabria fits the bill. The 15-year-old student of Mumbai’s St Joseph’s Convent Girls School, recently asked her parents for EverYouth almond and apricot cream. She uses perfume every day and says trendy western clothes and junk jewellery make her happy.CHENNAI Arnish Uberoi (13) HANKERS AFTER: Play Station II, branded clothes, T-shirts and a mobile phone “Buy me PlayStation II, and I will perform better in studies and sports.” Even small children are big on cosmetics. Bhumika Watts, 9, a Delhi girl who still plays with dolls, says she is fond of perfumes. And cosmetics are not just a girlie craze. “I wanted the Aamir Khan cut, so I use Brylcreem and L’Oreal hair gel to keep them spiky,” says Nikhil, a 13-year-old student of Delhi Public School.Footing the bill are over-indulgent parents. There are, of course, some precocious youngsters who use emotional blackmail to get what they want. Arnish and his brother Adish, 15, often make “deals” with their parents for expensive video games, apparel and shoes in return for better performance at school. Arnish’s current demand is PlayStation II, a computer game that costs Rs 18,000.Children, in turn, are driven by peer pressure. Most adolescents fear peer rejection. “I borrow my friends’ designer clothes for the disco, otherwise I feel inferior,” confesses Sushmita Garg, 13, as she slips into borrowed embroidered trousers and a Benetton top at the ladies room at Delhi’s Le Meridien before heading for CJ’s, a discotheque that offers post-noon dance parties.Shweta ChhabriaThe conspicuous consumption race creates a rift between children, some kept in check by parents, others unabashedly materialistic.”There are separate groups in our class based on their spending habits,” says Vaishnavi Tannir, 12, of Delhi’s Vasant Valley School. “There is a nerdy group which doesn’t bother about fashionable brands and there is a popular group which judges others by the brands they wear,” she explains.advertisementWhat confounds adults is the amount of information children have on market trends. Samsika Marketing Consultants MD Jagdeep Kapoor conducted a study covering 1,344 children in the 9-14 age group in nine metros from 1999 to 2002 and identified nine prominent traits. MUMBAIShweta Chhabria (15)HANKERS AFTER: Capri pants, T-shirts, body and hair glitter, skin-care products, junk jewellery, funky shoes. “I will feel deprived if I don’t get the things I want.”In 2002, information, inquisitive- ness and income were added to the previous trait list of informal, intelligent, identity conscious, influential to accommodate the emerging trends.While market wizards are changing their coordinates, parents are a confused lot. Some admit they have encouraged expensive habits, while others say they don’t know where to draw the line.Some women live out their own aspirations through their children. “My mother did not allow cosmetics when I was a child so I am particular that my daughter does not look like a Plain Jane,” says Mumbai-based Pooja Chhabria, Shweta’s mother.She is a homemaker and stresses that the lavishness is not to make up for any lack of attention. But some part of it is just old-fashioned pampering. Says Anil Chhabria, Shweta’s father: “I love the twinkle in her eyes when she receives clothes and cosmetics.”Young Priorities: How many spend on whatClick here to EnlargeGuilt drives busy parents who have little time for their children to fill parenting gap by buying expensive gifts and doling out substantial pocket money. But more critical is the fear of “depriving” the child.”I don’t want my kids to suffer from low self-esteem,” argues Anuradha Uberoi, Chennai-based behavioural consultant and mother of Adish and Arnish. “Knowing how much poor self-esteem can damage a child has changed my outlook,” she explains.Family relationships are a casualty in this wave of consumerism. Cold wars erupt when parents oppose children’s demands. “Children use parental guilt to get their fancies fulfilled,” says psychiatrist Sanjay Chugh, who runs a counselling centre in Delhi. “Drifting away from family is a feature of adolescence, and teenagers seek role models among peers instead of parents,” he explains. TRENDS AND FADS An NFO-Coke teen survey identified broad types among adolescents:Vibrant Vanguards: The trendsetters- comfortable with their self-image and the most privileged with lots of pocket money and influence at home.Conspicuous Confidents: Early adapters need visible symbols of status and success to be ahead of others.Eager Beavers: The followers do their best to keep up with the trends set by leaders.Individualistic Idealists: The brand loyalists stay with the established choice and don’t care what’s in fashion.Plain Passives: Out of the mainstream, the underconfident Passives are yet to become serious consumers.Many parents are worried that consumerism may trap their children into a self-centred way of life. However, Susan Visvanathan, sociologist at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, argues that consumerism is part of the grammar of a globalised capitalist society.advertisement”Children who coerce parents into buying more goodies are only victims of a system,” she says. “The system does not believe in martyrs, only in survivors. Survival seems to mean an ability to enjoy without looking at the condition of the majority,” she ruminates. Role models have also changed. Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ or Mother Teresa are no longer personalities children idolise. In TV programmes, films and advertisements, the icons are glitzy pop artists and movie stars. Youngsters tend to take the materialism expounded in ads as gospel. Advertisers target children as surrogates to advertise “adult” goods like cars and even credit cards. LG Electronics, for example, uses children in its ads for TVs and refrigerators. Companies know they can win the approval of parents for their brands by promotions in schools. In an interview to KidsCyclopaedia, a Net magazine, Reebok’s Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) Subhinder Singh Prem says their “Net Practice with Rahul Dravid” last year-on buying Reebok goods worth Rs 1,500 or more, there was a chance of joining a cricket camp with cricketer Dravid- was a hit.”Wooing the kid means wooing the entire family, since children drive the spending decisions,” says Amit Burman, director, Dabur India. A study by market research agency NFO-MBL confirms this. About 17 per cent of children in 7-14 age group decide on family purchases. Restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and McDonald’s have been quick to catch up. They offer birthday-party packages complete with return gifts, and decorations to make sure that the restaurants register in children’s mind as pleasure zones.Dangers of consumerism range from compulsive spending habits to the “disposable” culture. Products that were considered durables-like wristwatches and cameras for chil-dren-now find their way into the trash bin. Right now it is the buoyancy of consumerism that is most obvious. But when the tide ebbs, fulfilling the impossible dreams it has sold to children may not be child’s play.last_img read more

Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Supports CureDuchenne In 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf

first_imgHitting a hole in one will feel twice as nice at the 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout, hosted by Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf, because all funds raised will benefit CureDuchenne and their mission to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 9, at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. An exclusive MVP Party will kick off the festivities on Friday, September 8, at Time Nightclub in Costa Mesa at 5:30 p.m. Emceed by Ducks Announcer Brian Hayward and hosted by Getzlaf and his wife, Paige, the Getzlaf Golf Shootout, presented by Active PDF, is a charity event that brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders teaming up in support of CureDuchenne. Meet and mingle with Anaheim Ducks players and other celebrities during the MVP party while bidding on live and silent auction packages.“The annual shootout reminds me how important it is to fight for what you believe in beyond the ice,” said Ryan Getzlaf. “It overwhelms me the amount of support we receive each year. Every registration, donation and sponsorship makes a difference in saving the lives of children with Duchenne, and I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of it. Together we can all help find a cure.”Current and former Anaheim Ducks teammates, coaches and other celebrities will join in the fun as 5th players that will accompany each foursome to help raise additional funds to save the lives of children with Duchenne. Past celebrity participants include Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Ryan Kesler, Andrew Cogliano, Chuck Finley, Sami Vatanen, Garrett Anderson, Frederik Andersen, Shawn Horcoff, Kent Huskins, Bruce Boudreau, Scott Neidermayer, Clayton Stoner and TV’s Brian Van Holt.The Getzlaf Golf Shootout incorporates fun for everyone. Individuals can participate in a million-dollar hole-in-one, three additional hole-in-one opportunities with luxury automobiles provided by CNC Motors, massage therapists, Jumbo Jenga, Anaheim Ducks Power Players with t-shirt launchers, giveaways by Wavy Clothing and Violent Gentlemen. Food and beverages will be available throughout the course, including Tilted Kilt, Des Madres Tequila, Bloody Mary Bar, and TK Burger food truck.Sponsors for this year’s shootout include Active PDF, Ayres Hotels, Carlile Coatsworth Architects Incorporated, CNC Motors Inc., Fullmer Construction, FR Construction, G&M, Independent Capital Management, Inc., The Ryan Grant Team of Benchmark Mortgage, The Sports Corporation, Trust and Tradition Hockey Club, Violent Gentleman Hockey Club and WHGC. Lunch will be provided by TK Burger.CureDuchenne is a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Duchenne is a fatal muscle disease that impacts one in every 3,500 boys. Duchenne patients are usually diagnosed at age 5, lose their ability to walk by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne. Proceeds of the event will fund impactful research to find a cure for Duchenne.For more information and to reserve your sponsorship go to www.getzlafgolf.org or call 949-872-2552.last_img read more

Memories of a fire

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was a day that two police officers with the Nishnawbe Aski police force will never forget.David Nakogee and Claudius Kooses were on duty when a fire tore through their broken down detachment in Kashechewan.The blaze took the lives of two prisoners and forever changed the lives of the officers involved.They’ve never spoken to the media about what happened.Now Nakogee and Kooses sit down with APTN National News reporter Wayne Roberts to walk back to that dark day.last_img