Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, February 14, 2018:•2:48 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:50 a.m. Elizabeth D. Roths, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 67 mph In a 50 mph zone.•8:21 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•9:36 a.m. Officers took an abandoned vehicle report in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.•10:09 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:52 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•Michelle R. Sparks, 44, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation.•11:28 a.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license, operating a motor vehicle with expired registration and going above maximum speed limits.•11:30 a.m. Da Moggio Z. Johnson, 18,W ellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 42 mph in a 30 mph zone, operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license and operating a motor vehicle with expired registration.•4:25 a.m. Officers investigated an animal complaint in the 200 block of S. B.•8:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block of E 16th.• 8:17 p.m. Officers investigated a suspicious person in the 1000 block of W. 8th.last_img read more

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Bowling ’em over

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER HUNGRY for success after his first SSV outing last year, Ashley Chandrasinghe wants to make an even…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Cytavision obtains exclusive football TV rights

first_imgCyta has obtained the exclusive TV broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for the three-season 2018-2021 period.Cyta was awarded the rights as part of a tendering process and, from August 2018, Cytavision will provide exclusive live coverage of every match in both competitions.As a result of this new deal, Cytavision’s content has been significantly upgraded to the benefit of its customers. Cyta assures them that it will continue to enhance the content of Cytavision and wishes them great viewing.last_img

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Five women to watch at the Rio Olympics

first_imgMarta Vieira da Silva, known as just Marta, is a superstar of women’s football. The 30-year-old, dubbed as “Pele in skirts,” wants to finally prove that second is not good enough for the Brazilian women long time in the shadows of their star-studded men’s team, who are holders of five World Cup titles.Winner of the FIFA’s women’s world player on the year five times, she helped Brazil to silver in Athens and Beijing, but despite her international honours has never won a major title with Brazil.As fellow Olympian Neymar earns millions from the sport, Marta, who grew up playing football in the streets with boys, has often struggled to make a living from the sport with seven of the eight teams she has played for going bankrupt.“Brazil is specially known as the country of soccer, but men’s soccer. (The Olympics) is an opportunity to change that,” Marta said.Japan’s wrestling legend Saori YoshidaUnbeaten since women’s wrestling was included to the Olympics in Athens in 2004, Yoshida, 33, is the most decorated athlete in freestyle wrestling, with three consecutive Olympic gold medals and 13 world championship titles.The 33-year-old will be bidding for a fourth consecutive Olympic title in the 55kg class. She carried the Olympic flag in London and in Rio will be the first woman to captain the Japanese team.The greatest female wrestler of all time was introduced to the sport at a very early age by her father, the late Eikatsu Yoshida, an Olympic freestyle champion and national team coach.She has had unprecedented success on the international scene in the 55kg and then the 53kg categories. “I am not settling for three golds in a row. I now want to try for a fourth,” she warned.South African runner Caster SemenyaSemenya is a South African runner set to take centre stage in athletics despite being pursued by gender questions.She is favourite to win gold in the 800 meters in Rio and possibly break the track’s longest-standing world record. But her presence is not without controversy.Her case triggered a debate in sport over hyperandrogenism, a condition involving overproduction of male sex hormones. After winning gold at the 2009 World Championships, Semenya was forced to undergo medical tests and barred from the track for nearly a year, before returning to win silver at the 2011 worlds and 2012 London Olympics.Born in the poor northern village of Ga-Masehlong, Semenya married her long-time partner Violet Raseboya in December last year. The 25-year-old is in the best form of her life, and confidently brushing off the past track disputes said:“I’ve been through a lot. Now I’m back with a bang… The main target is to go to Rio and win a gold medal.”Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra MardiniYusra Mardini swam for her life when she fled his native Syria less than a year ago. In Rio the 18-year-old will be swimming for a medal in the 100 meters butterfly and 100m freestyle as along with Rami Anis she will represent the refugee team in Olympic swimming.The Germany-based athlete is competing just 11 months after she plunged into the freezing Aegean Sea to help push a sinking dinghy, overcrowded with 30 migrants, to safety. For three hours, she, her sister Sarah and another woman took turns to push the boat to safety.Life took her to Germany, and then Rio and on August 5 it will be “pride, happiness and butterflies in the stomach” she will carry the flag of the first team of IOC refugees, accompanied by Anis, and eight other athletes without a country.“We are human beings who lost our home and we are trying to rebuild our lives. Many things have happened, but at some point you have to move on,” said Mardini.Heptathlete seeking history Jessica Ennis-HillOlympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has history in her sights as she will attempt to become just the third athlete to win Olympic gold, have a baby and then return to successfully defend their crown.If the 30-year-old triumphs in the heptathlon she will also be the first British female athlete ever to retain an Olympic title. After giving birth to son Reggie, Ennis-Hill won the world title in Beijing and has battled back from an Achilles injury to head to Brazil as one of the favourites for gold.“It feels completely different this year. I don’t feel that stress and pressure I had in 2012 and last year as well when I decided to go to Beijing,” she said. “I kind of feel I’ve come back from injuries and having my son and got back to the top of my sport. I have Reggie, I’m a mum and my priorities are totally different now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Caster Semenya is a South African runner set to take centre stage in athletics despite being pursued by gender questions © AFP/File / Tiziana FabiRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug 4 – Five women to watch at the Rio Olympics:Brazil football superstar Martalast_img read more

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In-form Harambee Starlets eye CECAFA semis

first_imgA win for Starlets will take them top with six points and will least need a point against Zanzibar in the final match to top the group.Starlets striker Esse Akida who starred with two goals against Uganda is upbeat the team has enough confidence to topple Burundi despite their emphatic start last Sunday.“We watched them and they are not that bad. We expect a challenge from them. But at the moment we have so much confidence and I am optimistic the girls can do the job and win. Our target was in the first place to get off the group and we see it as a possibility,” Akida told Capital Sport from Jinja.The Spedag FC forward has been in superb form for both club and country and was most recently crowned the golden boot winner during the COTIF international tournament in Spain where she scored five goals.The striker hopes she can translate the same form at CECAFA.Esse Akida’s striking partner at Harambee Starlets Neddy Atieno controls the ball during the match against Uganda Cranes on September 11, 2016 in Jinja, Uganda. PHOTO/COURTESY“We have a very good team and we work very well together, creating so many chances in a game and the least I can do as a striker is score. I am positive I can bring the same form back to this tournament,” Akida says.She adds; “It is not going to be easy however, because I know every team is coming out here wanting to give their best against us. The biggest challenge I expect is Ethiopia because we have played with them severally and the last time they beat us 5-0. But at least, this time things are different. Preparations have been different and the team is stronger.”Head coach David Ouma is expected to field the same squad that did well against Uganda with Team Manager Doreen Nabwire who un-hung her boots returning to the team after four years probable to start.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida wheels away in celebration after scoring against Uganda. PHOTO/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 – The national women football team Harambee Starlets will qualify for the semi finals of this year’s CECAFA Women’s Championship with a victory against Group A leaders Burundi on Tuesday evening in Jinja, Uganda.Starlets began their campaign in emphatic form, beating hosts Uganda 4-0 while Burundi also had a superb start with a 10-1 thrashing of Zanzibar to go top of the group on goal difference.last_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgLittle Explorers Nature Program, 11:30 a.m., Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. Free. Call (818) 238-5440. L.A. Greek Fest, 5 p.m., St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles. Cost: $3 adults, children under 12 free. Call (323) 737-2424. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Callum McGregor strikes to hand Celtic advantage against Zenit

first_img1 Callum McGregor scored a brilliantly taken goal to secure Celtic the win Callum McGregor’s stunning late strike boosted Celtic to a deserved 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg that gave the Hoops control of their Europa League tie.The Scottish champions dominated the last-32 encounter with a Russian side who looked every bit like a team who had not played a competitive game for over two months due to their winter break.Roberto Mancini’s expensively assembled team, top-scorers with 17 goals in winning their Europa League group, found themselves under the cosh for long spells.It looked like they would hold out but, in the 78th minute, McGregor fired high past Zenit goalkeeper Andrei Lunev to drive Celtic fans wild with delight.And although the Russians are sure to be a different prospect in front of their own supporters, and with 90 minutes under their belts, Brendan Rodgers’ men have the all-important goal advantage.On a freezing night in the east end of Glasgow, it was an encouragingly fast start by Celtic as left-back Kieran Tierney led the charge.In the seventh minute midfielder Olivier Ntcham fired wide from 12 yards after linking up with striker Moussa Dembele before playmaker McGregor drew a decent save from Lunev with a left-footed shot from inside the box.Zenit looked off the pace as they struggled to build any attacks.However, they sprang into action in the 14th minute and, from captain Domenico Criscito’s cross, Hoops keeper Dorus de Vries blocked Anton Zabolotny’s close-range flick, with Tierney eventually clearing off the line.The home side were bossing possession and Zenit’s defending grew increasingly desperate, though driven crosses from the impressive McGregor and Tierney found no takers in green and white.Celtic came out for the start of the second half determined to make their possession pay off and the play quickly became stretched.The visitors were unable to get their passing game going as Celtic nipped at their heels, denying space and time.In the 55th minute in-form winger James Forrest drove into the Zenit box and made a yard for himself but his drive from 14 yards was blocked by stretching defender Emanuel Mammana.As the pressure intensified, and Zenit dropped deeper, Lunev beat away a long-range effort by Eboue Kouassi.The Russian side looked content to take the draw as the match entered the final 20 minutes, in which winger Charly Musonda took over from Kouassi to make his European debut.And it was the on-loan winger from Chelsea who came up trumps in 12 minutes from time when he played in McGregor, who took a touch before lashing the ball high past Lunev from 12 yards out.It was just reward for a fine performance and Celtic will now surely be more confident of qualifying than they were when the draw was made.last_img read more

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Vote for Measure J

first_imgTHERE are unlikely to be any television ads about Measure J or millions of special-interest dollars pouring in from its backers. That’s because this technical city initiative has no opposition. Measure J allows the city of Los Angeles to relax a two-acre size restriction set for new fire stations funded by Proposition F, approved by voters in 2000. This change will allow the city to be more flexible in finding new sites for the fire stations. Two-acres lots aren’t easy to find, and even then costs are high. Generally, the densest neighborhoods are those that need services the most. Measure J sets the option of building regional fire stations on smaller sites. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’That’s all it does, and it means better fire service and better-located fire stations. What’s not to like about that? Vote yes on Measure J. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Distance may keep cities safer

first_img“And we don’t have to use these lists to sell our quality of life.” Kansas-based Morgan Quitno uses raw data of violent crimes provided by cities each year to the FBI, company President Scott Morgan said. The survey looks at incidents of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary and auto theft per 100,000 residents. Categories are compared city by city and against the national average, Morgan said. A published report is available for $49.95 plus shipping, and cities and real estate agents are among the top customers. Morgan found it surprising that a trio of cities so close to Los Angeles boasts such comparatively low crime rates – with more than two or three homicides a year a rarity. But the city representatives say it’s easier for David-size cities to control crime than it is for Goliath L.A. Gail Ortiz, spokeswoman for city of Santa Clarita, said the smaller cities are answering to a vocal constituency. “People come here for the quality of life, for the low crime, and they want to keep it that way,” Ortiz said. “The city answers that with proactive programs and by taking action when there is a problem.” A spate of burglaries, she said, prompted a rejuvenation of the Neighborhood Watch programs, while a Business Watch was reactivated for the business community to look out for one another. All the cities agreed that heavy police presence cuts crime – and having a lot of police from cities all over the region living in your town doesn’t hurt either. “Lots of cops live in these cities,” Sedell said. “I think the crooks know that by reputation.” Lt. Mike Dunkle, acting commander of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station, said residents are almost too comfortable in his city. “You look around, drive around out in the community, people are very casual about safety – and that can be a bad thing,” he said. “They leave their doors unlocked; they leave valuable items in their cars. It’s nice to feel that way, but those are the people who are likely going to be crime victims, the ones who take their safety for granted.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There’s perhaps something psychological about driving through a mountain pass that keeps crime low in smaller cities near Los Angeles, such as Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita – consistently ranked among the nation’s safest areas. That was the conclusion drawn last week by Simi Valley City Manager Mike Sedell, whose Ventura County city ranked 17th-safest among 371 U.S. cities of 75,000 population or more. “It’s that geographic difference, that psychological boundary,” Sedell said. “Crooks don’t know city jurisdictional borders, but they do know they have to take a drive from Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley to get to these suburbs.” Thousand Oaks came in 11th in the study of 2005 crime, and Santa Clarita was 34th in the 13th annual ranking by Morgan Quitno Press, a research and publishing company. Other national rankings are even more favorable to the three cities because they compare cities of 100,000 or more, which this year would put Thousand Oaks at No. 3, Simi Valley at No. 6 and Santa Clarita at No. 10. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Los Angeles ranked No. 250, while Burbank came in at 71 and Glendale at 77. Brick, N.J. – with a population well below 100,000 – was named the nation’s safest city, and St. Louis, Mo., celebrating its World Series win, was named most dangerous. Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick was highly critical of the Morgan Quitno analysis. Thousand Oaks will spend more than $21.7 million this year on law enforcement, and Mitnick is confident his city is as safe as any in America. “We take these with a grain of salt, but that’s not to say I wish I were in St. Louis,” Mitnick said. Cities, he said, report crimes differently or, in cities with very small or extremely busy police forces, don’t report them at all. “We respond to every call. (In) some cities, you know you’ll wait hours, if not days, for someone to come out and take a report,” Mitnick said. last_img read more

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Doherty’s Dail Bill on consumers’ rights passes final stages

first_imgA Bill from Sinn Fein Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty to protect consumers’ rights has passed final stages in the Dáil this evening.The Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 removes the six year rule which prevents the Financial Services Ombudsman from hearing complaints about financial products that have been sold more than six years from the date of complaint.This is the first opposition Bill to pass all stages in the Dáil for some time. Deputy Doherty said “I am delighted my Bill has passed all stages in the Dáil.“It is estimated that over a thousand complaints annually are either not made or not heard as a result of the six year rule.“Between 2011 and 2016 over 3,000 people were excluded from the Financial Services Ombudsman system because of the six year rule. Many others may not have even applied because they knew six years had elapsed.”He added the Bill will allow many of these people to have their cases heard by the Ombudsman. “I know of many cases of families waiting for this legislation to be passed so they can make a complaint about a bank or insurance provider, have it heard by the Ombudsman, seek redress and be compensated.“In recent years we have witnessed the tracker mortgage scandal and the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance.“This is the first opposition Bill to be passed through all stages in the Dáil for some time and it is a Bill that will have an immediate impact for the 3000 people who have been prevented from having their cases heard and the many more who simply haven’t made complaints as a result of this rule.“I look forward to the Bill becoming law and presenting consumers with a level playing field when dealing with financial institutions.”Doherty’s Dail Bill on consumers’ rights passes final stages was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare 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:BillConsumersdailPearse Dohertyrightslast_img read more

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