Dominican charged for overstaying in Guyana

first_imgA Dominican man on Monday appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for overstaying in Guyana.Eric Guante admitted that between January 5, 2019 and February 24, 2019 at Georgetown, he failed to comply with conditions under which he was permitted to stay in Guyana. According to immigration records, Guante was granted permission to stay in Guyana from December 6, 2018 to January 5, 2019.Fined: Eric GuanteOn Monday, in a plea of mitigation, the foreign national told the Magistrate that he was informed that as long as he has a Guyanese child, he could remain in Guyana. With the aid of a translator, Guante further explained that he pleaded guilty, since he did not want to waste the court’s time.However, Police Prosecutor Richard Harris contended that records did not reveal any information about him having a child in Guyana.Magistrate Daly fined Guante $30,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him having to serve six months in prison.last_img read more

Pair of Spartans sign letter of intent with universities

first_imgRed Bluff >> Two Red Bluff Spartans signed letters of intent with universities Wednesday afternoon — Allyson Drury for softball at Western Oregon University and Wes Clawson at San Jose State University for baseball.Drury said she chose Western Oregon, which is between Eugene and Portland in Monmouth, because the university is community based and the small town supports the softball team by coming out for the games.Academics have always been important to Drury, so having the chance to attend …last_img read more

The Patriots exposed Jared Goff, raising a big question about the Rams’ future

first_imgPatriots coach Bill Belichick won his eighth Super Bowl ring on Sunday, as New England won the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, 13-3. The win further cemented his place as the greatest head coach and defensive mind in the history of football.Frankly, it was easy work: all Belichick and his Patriots had to do to claim that historic win was overwhelm the Rams’ young quarterback, Bay Area native Jared Goff.ATLANTA GA. – FEBRUARY 3: New England Patriots’ Adrian Clatborn pressures Los Angeles …last_img read more

Down with Human Evolution Just-So Stories

first_imgStories of human ancestors around campfires evolving larger brains by eating meat or caring for animals often sound themselves life campfire stories.  For example, Jeremy Hsu in Live Science speculated that “Caring for Animals May Have Shaped Human Evolution.”  A cute girl with a puppy adorns the article.  “Our love of all things furry has deep roots in human evolution and may have even shaped how our ancestors developed language and other tools of civilization.”  For another example, see the 06/10/2010 entry on why humans became hairless.    Paleoanthropologist John Hawks has had enough of this tale-telling.  “‘Just-so stories [are] driving me crazy,” he exclaimed in a rare outburst against reporters and those in his own field on his John Hawks Weblog.  Responding to one such story, the idea that eating meat gave humans bigger brains (12/20/2009), he showed how to ask skeptical questions: “How did meat make us smarter?  Is it a magical meat property?  If I fed enough meat to the local deer, would they get smarter?”  He did not reject the evolutionary tales outright: “These are serious hypotheses with literature and evidence supporting them,” he claimed, but then he blushed on his colleagues’ behalf: “I just wish that they could be reported in a way that made it sound like paleoanthropologists are skeptical scientists!”Thank you, John.  Join our campaign to clean up science by ridding it of storytelling.  Just watch the ground under your feet.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Vidyasagar bust vandalism: Trinamool submits ‘proof’ of BJP’s ‘involvement’ to ECI

first_img Earlier, at a press conference in New Delhi, Mr. O’Brien said, “The video not only clearly establishes what the BJP did, but proves that its chief Amit Shah is a liar and dhokebaaz (cheat).”The reaction from the Trinamool came close on the heels of BJP president Amit Shah accusing West Bengal’s ruling party of indulging in violence in the State and alleged that the poll panel has been a “mute spectator“ of the “violence unleashed by the TMC.”“The streets of Kolkata are tinged with shock and anger. What happened yesterday hurt Bengali pride,” O’Brien said, adding the TMC will submit the videos, it has, to the poll panel and is authenticating them on record.One of the videos shows a group of men purportedly trying to break down the gate of the Vidyasagar college and enter the campus by jumping over its walls.“It is a childish argument to ask who had the keys to the gate? The video establishes beyond doubt who desecrated the statue,” Mr. O’Brien said, claiming his party had as many as 44 videos to support its claims.The party also showed a video and WhatsApp message allegedly by a BJP supporter asking people to come to Mr. Shah’s roadshow with rods and arms to fight the TMC and the police.“We are trying to obtain and authenticate audio of slogans like ‘Vidyasagar finished, where is the Josh’ raised during the violence,” O’Brien said and alleged that the Central forces deployed in West Bengal have started a “whisper campaign” asking people to vote for the BJP.“The Central forces are in cahoots with the BJP. We had written to the ECI thrice and this will be our fourth letter,” the TMC leader said.#Video #1 Evidence of what BJP goons did at Amit Shah’s road show in #Kolkata #Vidyasagar pic.twitter.com/TrQnF8KYdH— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) May 15, 2019 Intensifying its attack on the BJP over the desecration of a bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in a college during BJP president Amit Shah’s mega rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress on May 15 released videos to claim that “BJP goons” damaged the statue.A Trinamool team comprising Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Manish Gupta and Nadimul Haque also met the Election Commission over the issue and submitted “proof” in support of their claim.Here’s a picture of the desecrated bust of #Vidyasagar … More proof of vandalism by #BJP goons at Amit Shah’s road show. #Kolkata pic.twitter.com/vQDlKj6vfj— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) May 15, 2019  He also alleged that Central forces in West Bengal have started a whisper campaign asking people to vote for the BJP.The supporters of the BJP and the TMC on Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during Mr. Shah’s rally. He escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by security forces.Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties.Furious BJP supporters retaliated and were seen exchanging blows with their Trinamool rivals outside the college entrance.The Trinamool has accused Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain of giving orders to the police not to intervene in BJP issues in the State.last_img read more

ESPN Releases Weekly Power Rankings For Week 14

first_imgMichigan State ranked 4 in recent ESPN power rankings. ezekiel elliott michigan post-gameEzekiel Elliott and Ohio State made a jump this week.This weekend was rivalry weekend in college football, and there was plenty of riveting gridiron action for fans to enjoy.While Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Iowa all held serve, several games shook up the ranks. Ohio State’s thumping of Michigan, Florida State’s rivalry romp over Florida and Stanford’s last-second win over Notre Dame all ensured that the polls and CFP rankings would look different this week. The weekly ESPN Power Rankings also underwent some noticeable changes.The top five is virtually the same as last week, with MSU and Oklahoma flip-flopping at three and four. After that though, there is plenty of shuffling. Ohio State and Stanford each jumped up two spots, with Florida State and UNC making leaps into the top 10. Beyond that, TCU, Houston, Oregon, Northwestern, Temple and USC all made noteworthy ascensions while Baylor, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma State fell. Mississippi State plummeted 13 spots out of the top 25 after losing the Egg Bowl. Here are the rankings, via ESPN:1. Clemson2. Alabama3. Oklahoma4. Michigan State5. Iowa6. Ohio State7. Stanford8. North Carolina9. Notre Dame 10. Florida State11. TCU12. Baylor 13. Oregon14. Ole Miss15. Northwestern16. Oklahoma State17. Michigan18. Houston19. Florida20. Temple21. USC22. Utah23. LSU24. Navy25. WisconsinYou can find last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans?last_img read more

Passage of New Fisheries Act Remains A Gov’t Priority – Minister Shaw

first_img Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says passage of the proposed new Fisheries Act remains a priority for the Government, in keeping with plans to institute the necessary framework to more effectively regulate the sector. Story Highlights “This Bill will not only provide the legal provision to facilitate sustainable fisheries management and development, but will also establish the Fisheries Authority that will transform the (Fisheries) Division into an entity that will be better staffed and resourced to serve the fisheries and aquaculture subsectors,” he explained. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says passage of the proposed new Fisheries Act remains a priority for the Government, in keeping with plans to institute the necessary framework to more effectively regulate the sector.The new legislation is expected to replace the Fisheries Act of 1976, and Mr. Shaw has indicated that the Administration will seek to continue “earnest” implementation of the supporting legislative and institutional framework.“This Bill will not only provide the legal provision to facilitate sustainable fisheries management and development, but will also establish the Fisheries Authority that will transform the (Fisheries) Division into an entity that will be better staffed and resourced to serve the fisheries and aquaculture subsectors,” he explained.The Minister was speaking during the International Fisherman’s Day Conference at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa, Runaway Bay, St. Ann on Friday (June 29).Mr. Shaw said the Government is looking to maximize the fisheries industry’s potential to contribute to Jamaica’s economic growth.To this end, he said several key areas will be explored to see how best these can be leveraged to facilitate the sector’s advancement through a programme being targeted for implementation over the next three years.“We must get to (the) point of a modern and coordinated fishing industry that will help us to achieve our aspiration for wealth creation and economic growth,” he said.The Minister argued, however, that for the industry to contribute to economic growth, stakeholders must be willing to evolve and adapt, adding that the new legislation will assist in facilitating that.Mr. Shaw said focus, in this regard, will also be placed on two supporting fisheries projects during the current fiscal year.These are a World Bank-funded community-based development project aimed at strengthening stakeholders’ resilience, and an Inter- American Development Bank-financed initiative through which the turnaround time for issuing fishing licenses will be improved to one week, while facilitating an express delivery service component.“All Jamaicans have a role to play in safeguarding our marine ecosystem including our coral reefs. But do not let it escape you that every single one of you must be a part of this process. All hands must be on deck or it will prove almost impossible or that much harder to achieve our goals,” Mr. Shaw emphasized.Meanwhile, the Minister is encouraging stakeholder compliance with the sector’s governing regulations.He said the fisher folk and other stakeholders also have a role to play in supporting the Government’s engagements, adding that “the safety and sustainability of our industry depend on all of us”.The International Fisherman’s Day Conference was held in observance of Fisherman’s Day 2018 under the theme: ‘Securing Sustainable Fisheries- Impact of Crime’. The new legislation is expected to replace the Fisheries Act of 1976, and Mr. Shaw has indicated that the Administration will seek to continue “earnest” implementation of the supporting legislative and institutional framework. last_img read more

Chess World Celebrates A Sensational Move … That Leads To A Championship

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87654321abcdefgh “It’s going to be a complicated game,” said the grandmaster Judit Polgár, providing the official match commentary.And indeed it was going to be — for the players and your humble chess correspondent. My parents were in town, my sister was sweating over an oven, and forgotten provisions had to be procured. A table had to be set. Mashed potatoes had to be eaten. I tore away from the match and headed into the city.Having nervously missed a handful of moves on my train ride, I ascended from the serviceless subway station in time to witness something special from Carlsen, the defending world champion who had yet to do much special at all. One grandmaster told me his move was “phenomenal.” Another tweeted that it was “incredible.” A chess writer called it “sensational.” A chess instructor called it “fascinating.”So just what was it that Carlsen did with the black pieces here? It was pawn to b5.Erwin l’Ami, the grandmaster who called it “incredible,” described the idea behind the move, which ostensibly loses a pawn for Carlsen, as follows: Once Carlsen pushes that pawn to b5, Caruana can win it by moving his pawn to b6. (That may not appear to be a legal move, but it’s a special capture known as en passant, in which a pawn can diagonally capture another pawn that has just hopped up two squares next to it.) Carlsen could then take the rook on a3 with his rook, and Caruana could take that rook with his knight. Carlsen could then push his pawn to f3, encroaching further into white’s territory. Two pawn captures then ensue on that same square, followed by Caruana capturing there with his bishop. And then Carlsen could bring his knight into the action on e5. The result of that hypothetical line would have looked like this — a “huge attack” on Caruana’s king. read more

Buckeyes remain confident through turmoil

As the dust settles on an off-season to forget, Ohio State players are using the events of this past spring to their advantage. They’re using it as motivation. “We’ve gotten more pissed off,” said senior center Michael Brewster in a press conference Tuesday. “We’ve gotten a lot tighter and we’re working even harder toward our goals.” Brewster believes that it is easy to become content and complacent when you’re used to winning and this “gut-check” might just be exactly what the Buckeyes needed. “(Becoming content and complacent) is definitely not going to happen now I can tell you that, just because of everything that’s gone on,” he said. Brewster and the Buckeyes expressed that they have no intentions of losing hope this upcoming season. “All we think about is winning,” Brewster said. “Getting ready to win, and doing everything to win. We’ve been a part of a winning program since we gotten here and we’re not going to let that stop just because of what’s happened.” Senior defensive back Nate Oliver said although Jim Tressel’s departure on May 30 has been tough on all Buckeye players, they must continue to move forward. “It hurts,” he said. “But it gives you an extra burst, it makes you want to work harder… And we know that he’s always a phone call away.” Oliver expressed that he is confident in Coach Fickell’s ability to lead the team. “You lose knowledge (with Tressel gone), but you also have knowledge from Coach Fickell so it’s really not going to be that big of a drop-off,” Oliver said. “(Fickell) is going to bring that toughness. His toughness, his character, and his passion about what he does—guys are going to be lined up to play just like we always are.” While Oliver is fully confident of coach Fickell’s ability to lead the Buckeyes football team, he said he has continued to maintain a close relationship to Tressel after his departure saying that he talks to coach Tressel “once a week.” Senior lineman John Simon added that the departures have given the Buckeyes something to play for, but it is up to them to turn negatives into a positive. “It’s definitely going to put a chip on our shoulder,” he said. “But we’re going to have to game plan and practice hard all week and execute or it don’t mean nothing.” After the athletic director, Gene Smith, removed the “interim” title from now head coach Luke Fickell’s name this month, Fickell made his first statement as to his starting quarterback for the 2011-12 season. “(The quarterback job) is completely wide open, and (Joe Bauserman) understands that,” Fickell said. After allegations sidelined former quarterback Terrelle Pryor indefinitely, senior quarterback Joe Bauserman expressed that the job opening didn’t change anything. “There’s no change, you prepare for the long haul.” Not known for his leadership off the field, Bauserman says it will be extremely important for him to be an example for his teammates if he wants to be a leader. “I want to show the guys that I can workout with the best of them and I can give the most effort and be one of the tougher guys and stuff so they can do the same thing and believe in me.” Brewster and the Buckeyes fully expect to continue their winning ways this season and set their standards high. “Every season we have a goal to win the Big Ten Championship and the National Championship,” he said. “We’re full steam ahead,” Brewster said. “We’re fully behind coach (Fickell). We’re not going to skip a beat. “ read more

Ohio State womens soccer looks to bounce back at Illinois

OSU freshman midfielder Sarah Roberts (10) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (6-3-2, 1-2-1) is preparing to travel to Champaign, Illinois, to face the Illinois Fighting Illini (8-2-1, 2-1-1) on Friday evening.Junior forward Nichelle Prince said she is leaving Sunday’s loss to Nebraska behind as the team looks to this week’s matchup. “We did not play to our best capabilities, so it is really important that we have a really good week at practice going into Illinois because we need that confidence back and need to get back to our basics,” Prince said.This week presents OSU with its third away game in a row, but Prince doesn’t believe the travel will serve as a challenge to the Buckeyes.“It’s just really important when we’re away to get the recovery needs that we need; making sure that even though we’re in a hotel that we’re getting the sleep we need, doing pool recoveries and stretching and foam rolling,” Prince said. “It’s not bad being away, we just need to make sure that we’re prepared and focused.”Last weekend when the Buckeyes were on the road, they had two games with a day of rest in between. The game against Illinois on Friday is the only contest on the road trip for OSU, which pleases OSU coach Lori Walker.“What I really like about this weekend is it’s a single game, and so our entire focus will go into what we need to do to compete against Illinois,” she said. The last time the Fighting Illini and Buckeyes met, OSU was defeated 4-1. Illinois is 6-0 at home this season, something that Prince said motivates her heading into the game.“I think that’s one of the things that’s really exciting because you get to go to their home and make an upset,” Prince said. “So, being on our game and playing for something, knowing that they have a lot of confidence, but so do we.”Walker said a key for success against the Fighting Illini is a well-rounded performance from all three lines — the defense, midfield and attackers. “We’ve had segments of games where each line is pretty special, but I don’t think we’ve had a full game yet where we are playing 90 minutes of quality soccer and not having lapses in our concentration,” Walker said.The Buckeyes are set to kick off at 7 p.m. at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. read more