Nanny Goat in Custody

first_imgThe Buchanan City Court in Grand Bassa County is holding a nanny goat in custody while two men claim ownership of the animal.The plaintiff, identified as Amadu Jalloh, a resident of Kilby Street in Buchanan City, complained to the court that on December 29, 2014, one Harris Luke unlawfully stole his white-striped brown and black nanny goat.Jalloh told the court that the nanny goat cost him US$60. The case is being presided over by Associate Magistrate Vasco Brown. Defendant Harris Luke has formally been charged with theft of property, which is violation of section 15.51 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.At the hearing last week, the state was represented byAssistant City Solicitor Johnson Tukeh, while Grand Bassa County Public Defender, Cllr. Paul P. Jarvan represented the defendant.Cllr. Jarvan requested the court to dismiss the case on the grounds that since the defendant was taken to court, the private prosecutor had deliberately failed to appear to proceed with the case, which contravenes section 18.2 of the Criminal Procedure Law of Liberia.“The holding of the defendant’s property clearly indicates that the state does not have sufficient evidence to prosecute the case,” he argued.In response, the state said the defense must be in line with the law, and at that juncture, the prosecution interposed no objection.The court, having listened to the submissions of the two lawyers, ordered the return of the nanny goat to defendant Luke in keeping with the Law of Liberia.According to the Police Charge Sheet, Defendant Harris Luke, 26, a resident on New York Street in Buchanan, during investigations, reportedly said he bought the goat from one Francis Glaydor on December 28, 2014.According to him, the goat went missing from his residence on Kilby Street on December 29.Based on this circumstance, the police charged defendant Luke with “theft of property.”The Daily Observer gathered that an unidentified lady found the nanny goat in a sugar cane farm and called Radio Gbehzohn FM 106.3 requesting the owner to retrieve it. After the announcement, the two men came to claim ownership which eventually got to the police.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal will not entertain ANY offers for Alexis Sanchez – Insider Trading

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He discusses Manchester United’s continued interest in Paul Pogba, claiming Jose Mourinho is hopeful of sorting a world record deal for the Juventus midfielder.There’s also an update on Saido Berahino’s future as the West Brom striker is again linked with a move away from the Hawthorns.Plus, our man insists there is no chance Arsenal will sell Alexis Sanchez this summer amid interest in the Chilean from Juventus, while he reveals Newcastle have slapped a huge price tag on midfielder Moussa Sissoko.Here are some of the latest transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Transfer report: Kalidou Koulibaly turns down new Napoli deal amid interest from Chelsea and EvertonLiverpool FC transfer news: Benfica star Talisca targeted in £21million dealTransfer latest: AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen set for medical as he edges closer to long-awaited Spurs switchTransfer report: Everton set for disappointment over Axel Witsel as Belgium star closes in on Napoli switchTottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino wants World Cup winner Mario Gotze as marquee summer signingTransfer report: Sunderland and West Ham both keen on £7m-rated Lazio midfielder Ogenyi OnaziNewcastle United put staggering £35million price tag on wantaway France midfielder Moussa SissokoCrystal Palace working on £3m deal for Davide Santon after proposed Sunderland move falls throughlast_img read more

Pitcher taken to hospital after being hit by line drive in Giants-Rangers game

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Texas Rangers pitcher Luke Farrell was helped off the field and taken to a nearby hospital after being struck in the face on a line drive hit by Giants prospect Jalen Miller on Saturday.In the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s game, Miller hit a pitch from Farrell directly back at the mound. The ball hit Farrell in the face and the pitcher immediately dropped to the ground as trainers rushed onto the field to check on him.Farrell raised his glove to shield his face, …last_img read more

New Challenger 1000 Series offers new category of powerful, intelligent tractors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Challenger®, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), introduces an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Challenger 1000 Series tractors are the industry’s most versatile standard tractor and the ‘must-see’ innovation for 2016. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership per acre, advanced connectivity and world-class Challenger performance, they are available in four powerful models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower. Producers will get their first look at the tractors during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 30-Sept.1.“The needs of producers in North America continue to evolve as operations become larger and require more efficiency,” says Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “The Challenger 1000 Series tractors bring an entirely new solution to the market. These tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine.“Using what we call the new Accu™ platform, the 1000 Series tractors are built to be smarter, more intuitive and efficient, to help producers reduce input costs, increase productivity and ultimately be more profitable,” Keeney adds. “This approach is a logical next step in Challenger’s evolution after our work perfecting the track tractor.”Key to the new Series is the entirely new AccuDrive™ powertrain concept and an upgraded stepless CVT transmission, which provide the tractors with both their power and flexibility. Add to this the tractor’s full suite of on-board technology and an all-new, comfort-focused cab, and these tractors are a single solution for today’s high horsepower needs, from planting and heavy tillage or row crop work to harvesting and on-road hauling up to 31 mph.Redefining productivity through precision All Challenger 1000 Series models are equipped with the ISO-compliant AccuTerminal™ for intuitive, one-stop control of all tractor and implement functions. In addition, the AccuTerminal fully integrates with AGCO’s entire suite of Fuse® Technologies and Fuse Connected Services, bringing a new level of precision and productivity to professional farming operations, to help optimize yields and save on operating inputs and time.A comfortable step up Owners and operators will appreciate the new fit and finish of the spacious, comfortable cabs on the Challenger 1000 tractors. The cabs offer a variety of amenities from air-ride suspension and deluxe leather seat to the ergonomic and intuitive placement of the tractor controls, making a long day in the field feel almost effortless.Debuting at fall farm shows The Challenger 1000 Series tractors will make their public debut at farm shows this fall, including the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa; Big Iron in West Fargo, N. D. and at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Neb. For more information about these new tractors or to find a dealer near you and arrange a demonstration, visithttp://go.agcocorp.com/e/71092/2016-06-30/3qz6mk/223391222.last_img read more

Using the Pen Test for Control Layers

first_img Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. The pen testOne of the most important tools in the guide is the pen test described in Appendix A. It’s something that should be done on every building, by the architect during design and by the contractor before and during construction. It’s both simple and powerful and can prevent a lot of problems down the road.To do the pen test, you simply pick a spot on a section in the plans and trace the control layers for liquid water (rain), heat, and air. (They don’t discuss doing the pen test for the water vapor control layer. It’s more complex because it’s generally more important for assemblies to be able to dry than it is to stop water vapor and because it’s the cumulative effect of all the layers in an assembly that determine how much water vapor will get through.) If you have to pick up your pen at any point, you’ve discovered a flaw in that particular control layer. Rain, heat, and air control layersBelow are the three pen test diagrams from the EPA moisture control guide. The first shows the liquid water control layer in blue. You can follow it from the roof membrane all the way down to the polyethylene sheet under the slab in this section. Anywhere you have a transition from one material to another or where the openings are, you need to pay special attention. Notice the different flashings and drip edges in this diagram.The second diagram shows the heat control layer, which some people like to call insulation. Just follow the red line to see where the insulation is. In this case it really does need to be continuous becasue the structure of the building includes steel studs. Cavity insulation only would cause major problems.The final diagram here shows the air control layer in purple. Controlling air leakage is huge, so make sure you design the details until you can draw without lifting that pen.One final note about the pen test: It starts with design. The builder then goes over the plans and makes sure they understand how to do it right. But then comes the most important part: execution! Once construction begins, all kinds of unanticipated obstacles pop up. Changes get made on the fly, and what was a continuous line on paper now gets chopped up. And that’s where the pen test shows its real value. The most important outcomeWhen architects and contractors train themselves in using the pen test as a tool with their plans, it really is just that — training. Yes, you want to use it to find and design out problems from the start, but even more important is to be able to look at the building as it’s going up and seeing the continuity—or lack thereof—in the control layers.Your plans may not show a section with a critical flashing detail. Or maybe an electrician cuts a penetration that wasn’t on the plans. This is where that training pays off and you can look at the building with “pen test eyes.” I listened to the IAQ Radio podcast a few weeks ago when they interviewed Lew Harriman and Terry Brennan, who were discussing the new moisture control guide published by the EPA last year. Brennan is the lead author of the document, and it’s a really great resource full of useful information about indoor air quality, fundamental building science principles, and how to control moisture. If you have anything to do with buildings, you really should download it now and read it.last_img read more

Dhoni praises Raina, Vijay for the victory

first_imgChennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay for setting the platform for the comfortable 97-run victory over Wayamba in Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion.Raina (87 off 44) and Vijay (68 off 48) shared a 137-run second wicket partnership, that came off just 72 deliveries, to help Chennai post a mammoth 200 for three and set the tone for the convincing win at the SuperSport Park.”We did not want to bat first because in this ground it is very hard to defend. But once we were sent into bat, we needed couple of extra runs, something over 180.”And exactly thats what the batsmen did. They started off cautiously and after that Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay batted brilliantly. They were easily picking up boundaries and in the end 200 is a very good score to defend,” Dhoni said after his side had inched a step closer towards semifinals following their second consecutive win in Group A.”We want to win each and every game that we play. But we always talk about not to think too much about the result, instead prepare well for the game. It is really important to prepare well and execute your plans on the field,” he said.The Chennai skipper also lauded his quick bowlers Doug Bollinger and Albie Morkel for their impressive display upfront.”It is important to have a quick bowler in the side. Dougie (Bollinger) came in as a replacement for us and all of a sudden the team looked different with his inclusion because pace really matters,” Dhoni said.advertisement”Equally important was Albie Morkel’s spell because he has got the neck of picking wickets,” he added.His Wayamba counterpart Jehan Mubarak was of the view that his bowlers awful performance in the middle overs cost his side the match.He also lauded Chennai for their clinical display.”They are a very good team and we knew we had to play our best cricket if we desire to beat them. But they brought out their best game today. Suresh (Raina) batted extremely well,” Mubarak said.”We got a good start with (Ajantha) Mendis opening the bowling but there were four big overs in the middle which produced in excess of 20 runs and I think this cost us the game,” he insisted.Mubarak said opting to bat after winning the toss was not a wrong decision but his batters struggled from the onset of their innings.”In Twenty20 cricket, the wicket and toss don’t play a big difference. The wicket was the pretty much the same all throughout the game but we struggled with the bat.”We lost too many wickets early on and when you need to chase 10 an over from the start there is additional pressure on the batsmen,” he said.Man-of-the-match Suresh Raina was also of the view that his second-wicket partnership with Vijay did the trick for his side.”Vijay batted really well. Me and Vijay got a very good partnership which set the tone but at the end of the day credit goes to the team. We executed our plan really well,” he said.last_img read more

Celtics Jared Sullinger Suspended One Game For Domestic Abuse

The Boston Celtics have decided to suspend forward Jared Sullinger for one game for a domestic violence arrest he was involved in on Sept. 3, the team announced Tuesday.The team’s statement reads: “The Boston Celtics announced today that they have suspended forward Jared Sullinger one game for his role in an incident that occurred on August 31, 2013. The suspension will be served during the team’s game at Toronto on October 30, 2013.‘Jared’s case was dismissed yesterday in Waltham District Court,’ said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. ‘While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees.’The team will have no further comment on this matter.”Sullinger will miss Bostons’ opener in Toronto on Wednesday night.The domestic abuse charges were dropped Monday. read more

Huge relief for Messi as Argentina make the last 16

first_imgLionel Messi admitted that Marcos Rojo’s late winner for Argentina has come as a “huge relief” as they overcame Nigeria with a 2-1 victory to progress to the last 16 of the World CupFollowing a dismal display in Argentina’s first two games of the tournament, Messi produced a superb first-half performance and capped it off with a brilliant opening goal in the 14th minute of the game to hand La Albiceleste the lead.However, Victor Moses’ penalty cancelled out the Barcelona star’s opener and setted-up a tense second-half for the two-time champions against a Nigeria side who were determined to make the knockout stages for only the fourth time in their history.But in the final five minutes of the game, defender Marcos Rojo scored a fine late volley to send Argentina through to the Round of 16.Following a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia, the victory over Nigeria could not have come at a better time for both Argentina and Messi – who ended a run of 662 minutes without a goal in the World Cup (which also came against Nigeria in 2014).FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We have suffered a lot because it was a difficult situation,” said Messi, according to Sport360.“There was a lot at stake and of course it was a huge relief for all of us.“It was a difficult match because of the results before and many other things that have been said. We knew it was going to be difficult but fortunately, we have achieved our aim.“We didn’t think that we were going to suffer as much as we have. We were quite confident that we would be able to go through and fortunately it became true.”Argentina will now face Group C winners France in the last 16 in Kazan on Saturday.last_img read more

Chelsea now refocused and ready for the semifinal

first_imgThe Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has reiterated his claim that it was the best decision to question the motivation of his players.Sarri spoke through a translator during a press conference and admitted how difficult it is for him to motivate his players. Stamford Bridge will host Tottenham on Semifinal on Thursday and the Blues vows to use it and make a statement of their new motivation.Refocused and ready for the semi-final! 👊 pic.twitter.com/Llc0TRDvmO— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 23, 2019Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I didn’t attack my players. I only explained to the journalists my problem,” Sarri said, according to FourFourTwo.“They are very good boys.“With this little problem that I think I can help them [with]. But I didn’t want to attack them. But if we have a problem, I think we have to discuss the problem. We have to try and find the reason for the problem. We have to try and do something to improve.“I cannot see a big problem with this. Why? Why would I keep it a secret? I said that, for me, it was very difficult to motivate them. Not impossible. It’s very difficult.“I put in discussion my ability to motivate them. For me, it’s very difficult to motivate them. I don’t know why, otherwise it would have been easy for me.”last_img read more

Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, – December 14, 2015 – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held on December 12, 2015 at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected four awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts. “Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to continue its role as the world’s leading all-inclusive company,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “These awards are a testament not only to our company’s ongoing legacy of innovation, but the memorable experience our team offers guests every single day.” With a total of four trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included: World’s Leading All Inclusive Company: Sandals Resorts International (20th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort Brand: Beaches Resorts (18th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (3rd Consecutive Year)World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures (6th Consecutive Year)The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 for the express purpose of acknowledging and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. For more information about these award winning resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com. Sandals’ Ceo Stewart’s A Winner… Again! Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est to host World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 Related Items:sandals resorts international, world travel awards Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more