Pot noodle thief stays out of the can

first_imgLinkedin Print WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous articleLimerick Olympians on the right trailNext articleAttacks on firemen highlight need for compensation scheme admincenter_img Email “He must have been off his noodle to steal them in the first place”, commented defence solicitor John Devane when he appeared at Limerick District Court defending a man accused of stealing a tub of pot noodles. The court heard that Ray Constable, of Millstream Court, Ennis was intoxicated when he stole from the Topaz garage, Dock Road, Limerick at 11.30 pm on December 12 last. He staggered across the forecourt and dropped the tub of noodles in front of gardai who were in the garage at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 29-year-old defendant was also charged with being intoxicated and causing a disturbance at Davis Street on the same night.After pleading guilty and hearing details of 133 previous convictions, Mr Devane said his client had a “significant difficulty with alcohol”.“He must have been off his noodle to take the noodles in front of five gardai’ added Mr Devane. However at the time of the incident, Mr Constable was homeless and struggling.Judge O’Kelly said it was hardly an act of monumental stupidity. Maybe he was just hungry.Mr Devane said that his client suffered a serious brain injury when he was stabbed in the head but added that he could stay sober and out of trouble now that he was living at home with his mother.Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to see if Mr Constable could “use his noodle” and stay out of trouble “otherwise he will end up in the can”.He convicted and fined the defendant €75 on the theft charge and took the public order charge into account. NewsLocal NewsPot noodle thief stays out of the canBy admin – November 19, 2012 823 Twitterlast_img read more

G/Town Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ set for November 22

first_img– Playoffs commence November 11 THIRTY-TWO teams from Georgetown will kick-start the popular Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ football championships on November 22. The event concludes on December 16.The winner will pocket $500,000 and will have a chance to represent the ‘City’ at next year’s National Playoffs. The runner-up will receive $250,000, while third and fourth place finishers will collect $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.Sixteen teams received an automatic berth for the group stage of the tournament, and as such, on November 11, there will be a ‘playoff’ in order in select the other 16. The play,off rounds will occur following a registration period that officially starts today.The registration timeline ends on Wednesday November 8. According to the coordinators, forms can be uplifted at the Caesars Place Banks DIH Limited, Durban Street location. Forms can also be uplifted from Referee Coordinator, Wayne Griffith, who can be contacted on tele # 697-7777.The official playing dates are November 22, 23, 25, 30, December 2, 7, 9 and 14. The playing venues for the championship are Demerara Park, National Cultural Centre Tarmac, Burnham Basketball Court, Albouystown Tarmac and the East Ruimveldt Tarmac [California Square].The coordinators revealed, “It is a new and colourful era in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship, which is expected to be exciting and evenly contested in every zone.”They further disclosed, “The tournament is going through several changes which will positively impact the overall quality. Colourful uniforms, displays and balls will be utilised to give the event vibrancy, which will certainly add to the atmosphere.”last_img read more

Sweden’s Spelinspektionen proposes tougher advertising regulations

first_img Submit Share Related Articles Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed new plans to restrict excessive gambling advertising, while also focusing on the formalisation of a cooperation deal with the country’s Konsumentverket consumer agency. The new plans will split responsibilities between the two bodies, as well as formalise the forms of information exchange and consultation.The regulator has not specified just how much advertising is considered to be excessive, but has since called upon operators to contact Konsumentverket to ensure that they are advertising at a moderate rate. Once regulations on advertising are established, Spelinspektionen has affirmed it will impose backwards sanctions on licensees that have breached rules in the past. Operators that are found to have breached regulations could be faced with an official warning, financial penalty or, in more extreme cases, revocation of their licence.Konsumentverket is expected to monitor the areas of moderate marketing, alongside direct advertising to self-excluded customers, player-data collection, as well as overseeing lottery advertising. Spelinspektionen, meanwhile, is due to focus more upon bonus offers, sponsorship and product-related marketing across the country.“A violation of the requirement of moderation is typically considered to be serious,” the regulator said. “The sanction that may be applicable in an individual case depends on several different factors, such as how long the infringement has been going on.”Patrik Gustavsson, Chief of Operations at Spelinspektionen, explained: “The clarity we achieve with the agreement benefits the supervision as we ensure that important issues do not end up between the two entities.Andreas Prochazka, head of unit at the Konsumentverket, concluded: “Regardless of whether the consumers turn to the Konsumentverket or the Spelinspektionen with tips or notifications, they know that the case ends up right.”last_img read more

Ashley named for three awards by WBC

first_imgWorld Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, has been nominated for three awards that will be made during the second WBC Female Convention that will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.On October 29 last year, she regained the title that she lost to Mexican Jackie Nava in 2014, with a unanimous decision over Christina McMahon in New York. Her technical brilliance was on display throughout the fight, as she overwhelmed her opponent.The WBC was so pleased with her performance and the overall quality of the fight, that she has been shortlisted as Champion of the Year and for Comeback of the Year. The fight has also been listed in the category, Event of the Year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Ashley said that she was thrilled to have been in Jamaica recently for the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony as a nominee, and that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience once more.PROUD OF SELFShe said that she was proud to follow this up with nominations in so many WBC categories, and this was icing on the cake, after regaining her title. It was her hope, she said, that she will come out on top in at least one category.”I think that I have a good shot in the Comeback of the Year and the Champion of the Year categories, and I am optimistic that I will get them,” she said.She added that the public will be involved in the voting, and was hopeful that her fans will cast votes for her no later than today at: http://wbcboxing.com.last_img read more

Ozone Pollution in the West

first_imgThe uglyAs drilling has rapidly increased in areas like Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin, Utah’s Uinta Basin, the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and in suburban areas of Denver, Colorado, so too have harmful ozone levels. In all, as many as thirty-three counties currently in attainment across the intermountain West have experienced ozone levels above the range recommended by EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Of these 33 counties, 17 (52%) are home to oil and gas development.Specifically:Wyoming: Fremont, Laramie, Teton, Uinta, Campbell, Carbon counties;Colorado: El Paso, La Plata, Montezuma, Mesa, Rio Blanco and Garfield counties;Utah: Weber, Utah, Tooele, Washington, Box Elder, Carbon, San Juan, Salt Lake, Davis, Duchesne, and Cache counties;New Mexico: Dona Ana, Bernalillo, Eddy, San Juan, Valencia, Luna, Lea, Santa Fe, Grant, and Sandoval counties.To be clear, the latest available science and EPA’s independent scientific advisors along with the nation’s leading public health and medical societies all suggest a stronger standard is needed to protect public health; this is not a problem of EPA’s making.Citizens in these counties already face exposure to potentially unhealthy levels of ozone pollution. The only thing that’s changing is that EPA is acting, consistent with its responsibilities under the nation’s clean air laws, to strengthen those standards so they reflect latest scientific information and can provide people with transparent information about air quality in their communities.Without additional commonsense air quality measures, growing oil and gas development expected in the mountain west could only compound this problem. In Wyoming, for instance, there are plans for as many as 34,246 new oil and gas wells across the state, some in locations that impact existing ozone nonattainment areas, and some that may cause future compliance concerns. RELATED ARTICLES Monitoring Air Quality at HomeEPA Tightens Wood Stove RulesWill Natural Gas Be Our Domestic Energy Savior?Getting Off Fossil Fuels The goodFortunately, it’s not too late to fix the problem. Several states have already enacted or are finalizing emissions reduction requirements on pollution from the oil and gas industry that will bring about substantial reductions in emissions and help to reduce ozone pollution:Colorado’s nationally leading rules that substantially reduce emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from oil and gas production.Wyoming’s recently instituted requirements to reduce pollution from new and modified oil and gas sources in the Upper Green River Basin through regular, mandatory leak detection inspections. A statewide approach is needed to better target new problem areas, but the state deserves praise for a proposal to extend these strong requirements to existing pollution sources in the basin as well.Utah has made some positive steps, in particular, by requiring that devices known as pneumatic controllers used by the oil and gas industry be retrofitted with lower emitting models.Coupled with recently announced plans for a federal methane rule from EPA and rule to minimize waste from the Bureau of Land Management, these state requirements will have positive impacts for air quality. Moreover, policies that keep methane — the main ingredient in natural gas — out of the air and in the pipeline benefit not only the environment, but also the industry (through additional gas sales) as well as the beneficiaries of the royalties paid on a resource that’s no longer being wasted.Better standards are needed to protect us all from ozone pollution, but luckily, sensible controls on the major sources of this pollution in the western U.S. are there for the taking. As states in the region and federal regulators continue to lead toward better pollution reduction rules, this can be one Western with a happy ending. Long familiar in major urban areas, smog — what we experts call “ground-level ozone” pollution — is quickly becoming a serious problem in the rural mountain west, thanks to rapid expansion in oil and gas development.Smog has serious health impacts like aggravated asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, and even premature death. In areas like the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming, smog levels have sometimes rivaled those in Los Angeles.Now, the Environmental Protection Agency and several western states are putting the pieces in place to fix this problem: EPA through proposed revisions to the health-based ozone standard that will better protect people from pollution, and states like Wyoming and Colorado through strong policies that are helping to reduce the sources of ozone pollution in the oil and gas industry.In official public comments filed this week with EPA, the Environmental Defense Fund and a broad coalition of western environmental and conservation groups supported a more protective ozone standard and pointed out the importance of this issue to the intermountain West — where most of the country’s oil and gas production from federal lands occurs.Ozone is a story with important public health consequences that calls to mind the old Western, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” though perhaps in a slightly different order.center_img Jon Goldstein is senior policy manager at the Environmental Defense Fund, where this blog originally appeared. It is used here with permission. The badOzone is a harmful air pollutant, and bad news from a health perspective. Countless studies (including those in the mountain west) have shown that elevated levels of ozone pollution can cause painful breathing, lung inflammation, and are associated with increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits. EPA’s independent expert science panel, on the basis of the latest scientific evidence, unanimously recommended a stronger federal ozone limit to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety, as the law requires.Strong ozone standards are just as necessary today in intermountain West — where many residents are living amidst large-scale oil and gas developments — as in urban settings. That’s why our comments urge EPA to revise the existing federal ozone pollution standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a more protective 60 ppb.last_img read more

Build a Fan Base by Taking Your Indie Film on Tour

first_imgHere are some great tips for taking your film on the road and successfully building your fan base in the modern digital age.In what has gone on to become an unlikely folk-hero type speech for the aspiring indie filmmaker, Mark Duplass’s keynote speech at SXSW 2015 might be the best motivation, and current representation, of just what it takes to “make it” in the world of indie film, in today’s digital age.What Duplass preaches over and over again is that the “cavalry” isn’t coming. No one is going to come and buy up your script. No one is going to send you to Hollywood to make the next Marvel movie. No one is coming to give you a million dollars to turn your short film into a feature. That is, unless you just go out and do it yourself.One of the best ways to just go out and do it, and in many ways create your own cavalry for your film (and your filmmaking career), is by taking your indie films on tour. Just like folk acts or rock bands or art shows, taking your show on the road can actually be the best way to get your film seen, make connections, and ultimately build your own fan base from the ground up.Start with Festivals and Your NetworkSo, I actually have a little bit of experience in this area. Not only did I have a short film play at a few festivals, I also worked with some friends in college who were doing this very “take your film on tour” thing. And I will say that, in many instances, basing your tour off of festivals is a great way to start putting maps on paper.As we’ve covered before, film festivals can be a great way to get your work out there and set your career in motion. If you do have a finished project that has been accepted into festivals — big or small — you can put those dates on a calendar, take out a map, then start looking for other locations and dates to set up additional screenings.Finding Arthouses and Indie TheatersImage via Liu zishan.In many instances, the best places to set up screenings are local arthouses and indie theaters. Yes, indie theaters can been seen as dying relics of the past, but you’d be surprised how many of them still exist (or have even sprung up recently) in towns of all sizes. If there are enough people to have any sort of arts or film scene, they’ve probably built some sort of theater or DIY arthouse space that could house a screening of your film.You can try Google searching, but you can also reach out to friends (or friends of friends) familiar with these areas. Make contact, tell them about your film and your tour, and you can usually set up a screening. You might not get a lot of money upfront, but the goal is to simply get your film shown. Ideally, you’d want as many people as possible in the seats.Set up Street TeamsThis is another great way that films on tour can help build hype and get people to show up. If you have connections in any of the towns where you’re going to be stopping, ask some friends to help out. You can send them things like posters or other promotional items a few weeks before you’re scheduled to arrive and screen and have them start posting around town.Again, if you’re clearly not making much money from this tour, you’re asking for volunteer help and favors. So, remember to thank your helpers and at least buy them a drink when you arrive. You never know: you might be helping them on their next film tour later.Blu-rays, DVDs, and Digital DownloadsImage via Ingrid Balabanova.So, I’d say there are two schools of thought on what you’d want to “sell” or “get” out of taking your film on tour. If you do have a finished feature film that was a long labor of love you’ve invested your life savings into, you might be using this tour as an opportunity to start making some money back and paying back investors.The best way a tour can help is through Blu-rays, DVDs, and digital download sales. If you’re screening a great movie, and people want to see it again, share it with friends, etc., they’re going to want to buy it. And even if you’re offering streaming or VOD, selling hard copies will usually be a bit more lucrative.However, more than copies of your movie, other merchandise can actually be a better option — often with greater monetary returns. Things like T-shirts, posters, or photo books will not only aid in monetary returns, but they can be a great way to keep promoting your film for free.Push Your Next ProjectThe other school of thought for touring your film is to simply build your audience, ultimately promoting whatever your next project is. In many ways, to be successful in this cavalry-less age of digital filmmaking, you need to be stacking projects tightly — one after the other. Any sort of momentum you make on one project should ideally funnel even harder into the next. Taking your latest finished project on tour can be a great way to build support for your next one, especially if you have some sort of Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign already underway.Again, your ultimate goal is to make connections and friends and build a fan base. If you’re out there sharing your work and your passion, you should absolutely be looking to get more people excited, interested, and involved in your next project — whatever that may be.Cover image by Everett Collection.For more filmmaking and film industry articles, check out these resources below.The 10 Best Film Festivals for Up-And-Coming Filmmakers7 Reasons Your Film Didn’t Get into a Major Film Festival5 Great Film Festivals for Your Short-Form DocumentariesIndustry Insights: Film Festivals, Shorts, and the Future of ViewingWhat to Include When Submitting Your Film to Festivalslast_img read more

10 months agoJeison Murillo: I must convince Barcelona to buy me outright

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jeison Murillo: I must convince Barcelona to buy me outrightby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona signing Jeison Murillo says his aim is to make his deal permanent.Murillo has joined Barca on-loan from Valencia.“My dream is to convince the club with my performances and keep defending this shirt. “I have to show that on the pitch,” said the Colombian centre-back at his presentation.“I am very happy with this opportunity. God opened the biggest door there is for me in football, it’s a dream come true. I am grateful too to the club and now I only have to work to make the coach decide (if I should play) in each game.“My dream is to keep wearing this shirt but I have to show it on the pitch.” last_img read more

Air Baltic to buy up to 60 C Series while Bombardier unveils

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. shares hit a new 52-week high Monday after its aerospace division got a boost from new deal for up to 60 C Series planes and unveiled two secretly developed business jets.Air Baltic Corp. will become the largest European customer of the C Series and second-biggest worldwide after it moves to a common fleet by agreeing to 30 CS300 aircraft with options and purchase rights for 30 more. That’s on top of the 20 planes it has already ordered and eight currently in operation.Based on the list price, the firm order is valued at about $3.8 billion, rising to $7.7 billion if the additional planes are orders. However, high-volume customers typically receive large discounts.Bombardier shares closed up 4.3 per cent to $4.56 in Monday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the Montreal-based company also disclosed at a Geneva air show that it has secretly been developing two business jets. The new Global 5500 and 6500 will fly farther and cheaper than its existing Global 5000 and 6000s.The planes to be delivered next year will contain patented Nuage seats, updated wings and new Rolls-Royce engines.“We have to keep all our customers and get new ones. To do that you need a portfolio that is competitive or the best so for the Global aircraft there’s no question but not to have the best,” said spokesman Mark Masluch.The new planes have 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range respectively and burn up to 13 per cent less fuel. The list prices are US$46 million and US$56 million.Flight testing of the new planes took place secretly last February in Wichita, Kan.The new business jets are largely a response to stay competitive with products from rival business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace, said David Tyerman of Cormark Securities.“Whether they have improved their position to be able to generate a lot more business or we’re just in a competitive arms race between the various players and this is just the cost of staying in the arms race, I’m not entirely clear,” he said in an interview.The new planes are already factored into Bombardier’s guidance for deliveries through 2020 and demonstrate the company’s optimism about the improving business jet market, said Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets.“We believe this will enable Bombardier to remain ahead of its competitors in the business jet segment,” he wrote in a report.“In our view, the new aircraft launches represent a nice opportunity for Bombardier to leverage its past investments in the Global 7000 and the expertise gained with the CS100’s steep approach certification to increase its product offering and boost overall pricing.”At the same time, Bombardier renamed its largest business jet the Global 7500, from 7000, to keep in line with the other family of new planes.Meanwhile, Bombardier declined to confirm that the AirBaltic order stems from the letter of intention it announced in November coming from an undisclosed customer.Deliveries are scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2019.AirBaltic plans to expand its fleet to 80 CS300 aircraft by phasing out other aircraft types over the next three years, said the airline’s CEO Martin Gauss.The largest investment in Latvia’s history will help the national carrier to expand its routes after recording its most successful year in 2017, added Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis.The order is a testament to the attractiveness of having Airbus as the majority partner of the C Series program, added Tyerman.“To me it’s indicative of the value of bringing Airbus into the story,” he said.Bombardier is nearing the finalization of an agreement in which Airbus will gain a 50.01 per cent control over the commercial jet program, with Bombardier and the Quebec government owning the rest.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

Police Assistance Needed in Missing Persons Investigation

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Prince George RCMP continue to investigate the disappearance of Robert Poulin.On December 28, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the Prince George RCMP and the Prince George Fire Rescue Service responded to a report of a residential fire at 4416 Greenwood Street.  While responding to this fire, Police located a 2004 Black Ford F150 pickup truck. This truck was determined to be related to the residence.  The owner of the residence and the truck, Robert (Bob) Poulin, has not yet been located and Police consider his disappearance suspicious.The Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have information about Poulin’s truck on the days leading up to December 28, 2018.  They are seeking the public’s assistance in locating any witnesses or vehicle dash camera footage that was obtained on the following dates: December 27, 2018 from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. between Chetwynd, B.C. and Fort St. John, B.C. During this time the police know that the truck had a white canopy on the back as shown in the photo below.December 28, 2018 from 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 9:00 p.m. between Fort St. John, B.C. and Prince George, B.C. During this time the vehicle no longer had the canopy attached as shown below.If you have any information, please contact Cpl. Meghan Driscoll of the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).Photo of missing man Robert Poulin. Source RCMPVideo Surveillance of Poulin’s truck. Source RCMPPoulin’s Truck. Source RCMPlast_img read more

Province seeks service providers to deliver skills training and employment supports

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training is seeking service providers to deliver skills training and employment supports for people facing multiple barriers to employment.According to the Government, up to $10 million a year in funding will support about 1,230 people in B.C. who face multiple barriers to employment, including immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and those whose circumstances include housing instability, addiction recovery, prior criminal justice experience and chronic unemployment.The Government says skills training and supports will empower participants to overcome obstacles to employment that can include a lack of relevant skills, social and employment networks, or recent or Canadian work experience. They also say skills training could provide job skills, certificates to meet job or industry requirements, or essential workplace skills, including adult basic education and academic upgrading.Details about the call for a response can be found on B.C. Bid.last_img read more