Britt man arrested on sexual abuse charges in Manly

first_imgMANLY — Authorities in Manly say they’ve arrested a Britt man on sexual abuse charges.21-year-old Devonta Hinton is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl early on Tuesday. Manly police say in a criminal complaint that an officer saw video evidence of a sexual act on a cell phone that the girl owned. Police say that Hinton told them they were both high on marijuana at the time and that it was not the first time they had gotten together to have sex. An officer says the girl admitted that she and Hinton had sex a few days earlier.Hinton has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.Hinton is due in court for his preliminary hearing on August 9th.last_img read more

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Fitness for Everyone

first_imgFinding a program to keep fit can be a challenge but here are some thoughts on how to start a healthy, sustainable exercise program.
 Fitness goals should be attainable and you should have some forethought and preparation for each workout. If you’re coming off the couch, there are some factors to keep in mind.Your body may feel fine when not exercising, but many people experience injuries from the first couple of workouts. Who wants to warm up slowly and properly when you can just jump on a treadmill or lift some weights? The truth is that an exercise program should start with some foam rolling (for self-massage to release muscle tightness), then progress to some dynamic stretching and low impact heart rate elevating exercises.After muscles are warmed up and body temperature is elevated, the body is better prepared to handle smart exercise stress. Injuries are what most often keep people from reaching their fitness goals.Starting out with lofty or unattainable goals compounded with an injury is a recipe for failure. An adage to remember is that a body in motion stays in motion, unless it has a sprained ACL or torn meniscus.Not to get too philosophical, but we know for a fact that a better diet and regular exercise combats a plethora of diseases and helps you live a healthier happier life. Improving your appearance and the way you feel is inevitable only with consistent smart exercise. The point is that it’s hard to get in shape and maintain a healthy, focused mindset with reoccurring or initial injuries. Doing what you can to prepare the body for what you’re asking it to do is a recipe for success!The other thing to keep in mind that is vital to a good exercise experience is proper fuel. This is a broad complex topic, but generally speaking, a light meal consisting of low-glycemic carbs approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours before exercise is ideal for most. Even with the perfect pre-workout meal, that plus exertion can lead to mild or moderate nausea, especially in a de-conditioned state. Sometimes it takes a few workouts to learn how certain foods react with your body when followed by exercise. You want your blood sugar level and have some stored fuel, but beyond that there are too many factors affecting dieting considerations to generalize. One tip however: Water must reach body temp to pass through stomach. Cold water has a tendency to slosh around and cause a stomachache. Try drinking water at room temperature to help avoid nausea and cramps.Another thing to keep in mind: accountability when starting an exercise program, makes it easier to stay consistent. There are many different fitness professionals with many different philosophies on how to get fit. Beyond credentials, personality and energy should be determining factors when choosing a personal trainer. Can this person motivate and inspire you to help reach your goals? Also make sure you trust the way your body feels. The best trainer with the most credentials and kinesthetic awareness still doesn’t know how your body feels and responds to exercise. If it feels wrong, chances are it is wrong for your body. It might even be just that particular exercise or just that session. Either way, voicing your concern allows your fitness professional to make a better decision based on how an exercise is affecting you. Good pain must be separated from bad pain.Exercise keeps people feeling passionate and grounded. Readers should be encouraged and inspired to know that there is a way for anybody to get and stay in shape.”Dan Weltman, who owns and operates Rumson Personal Fitness with his wife Darleen, has been working with clients to get their desired results for more than 25 years By Dan Weltmanlast_img read more

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PNG swimmers bag six medal in Oceania Championships

first_imgThe swimming team consisted of Papua New Guinea ‘golden fish’ Ryan Pini who claimed Silver medals in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke  and 100m butterfly while Sam Seghers bagged the first Bronze in the 200m freestyle and the other two bronze  were from the mixed and men’s relay.The mixed 4 x 50 medley team of Shanice Paraka (back), Barbara Vali (breaststroke), Ryan Pini (fly) & Sam Seghers (free) took the first of two bronze relay medals.The second bronze was from the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay team of Ryan Pini (back), Ryan Maskelyne (breaststroke), Sam Seghers (fly) and Stanford Kawale (free) finished off the meet on the last race of the competition with a bronze medal.The team including Leonard Kalate (16), Stanford Kawale (20), Ryan Maskelyne (17), Shanice Paraka (17), Ashley Seeto (28), and Barbara Vali (19) swam their Personal Bests and Seasonal Bests in nearly all the swims the team competed in.last_img read more

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More frustration for Excelsior High

first_img Meanwhile, last season’s semi-finalists, Jonathan Grant, sealed full three points courtesy of a Geovanni Shorter penalty in the 75th minute. Excelsior lead the group with four points and they are followed by Holy Trinity and Jonathan Grant on three each, while the out-of-contention Camperdown have a point. Jonathan Grant will face Camperdown, and Excelsior oppose Holy Trinity in the group’s final games. Only the group winners will advance to the semi-finals. Excelsior’s sports master, Xavier Gilbert, said his team managed the game poorly but was confident that that they would get to the semi-finals. “We just have to win the next game and we will be in the semi-finals, and that’s all we have to focus on right now. Fight to the end. We are confident we can make it to the semi-finals,” Gilbert told The Gleaner. Jonathan Grant’s coach, O’Neill Thomas, said his team will be going back to training, with all their focus on the last game. “We will be aiming to play a good game and go for the win,” he stressed. GOAL FROM PENALTY YESTERDAY’S RESULTS: Jonathan Grant 1 Holy Trinity 0 Excelsior High 2 Camperdown 2center_img Excelsior High’s chances of reaching the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup were dented yesterday after they played to a 2-2 draw with lowly Camperdown High at the Constant Spring Complex. It was a very sluggish performance from the Mountain View Avenue-based school, who remained unbeaten in the Manning Cup but will need a win next week against Holy Trinity High to advance. Holy Trinity were clipped 1-0 by Jonathan Grant in yesterday’s opening match of the double-header. Camperdown went ahead yesterday when Jevaughn Jemison scored in the 17th minute. Excelsior, however, drew level two minutes later with a Kimani Decombre strike and later took the lead from the penalty spot. The lanky Chavoy Malcolm cooly slotted home in the 66th minute after Thorne Buchanan’s goal-bound shot from close range was deliberately handled by Jevanni Laing. Laing received a red card for the offence. Despite having a player advantage, Excelsior failed to add to their advantage. They paid dearly in injury time when Nicolai Small punished an error in defence in the 91st minute.last_img read more

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In Stay Order Saga: NEC Cites Threat to Supreme Court Bench

first_imgOne of the lawyers representing the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday, during an oral argument, openly alleged that those Liberians who are opposing the holding of the Special Senatorial Election were interested in unseating the Full Bench of the Supreme Court.“If you were to accept their petition and halt the holding of the December 16 Special Senatorial Election, all of you Justices will be losing your respective jobs, because there will be a change of government,” Cllr. Theophilus Gould emphasized during eight (8) hours of intense deliberation on whether not or to lift the stay order and allow the NEC to conduct its planned election.“Their action is beyond the Ebola crisis.  They are opting for an interim government; this is their motive and you have to stop them from doing so. They must be stopped now and immediately,” Cllr. Gould further stressed.However, in counter argument, Cllr. Laveli Supuwood told the court that they were not interested in the establishment of an interim government, but they were interested in the violation of the constitution by the NEC and the National Legislature basing their arguments on Article 86 (a, b)  and Article 88 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia.In their ruling, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor declared that “the High Court Judges will go into their robbing room and, as soon as possible, we would indicate which way we will go. Matter is suspended.”Before the argument and subsequent reservation of its ruling, the Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks on November 28 placed a stay order on all elections activities, after two political parties and eminent citizens, including Blamo Nelson, former minister of Interior Affairs, Emmanuel Bowier, former information minister in the regime of former President Samuel K. Doe, as well as civil society asked him to do so.But, addressing the Full Bench at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. Gould reminded them that those individuals were opting for a Liberian conference, where they would call for an interim government, if the election fails to take place.“They are interim government specialists; they are former government officials who want to see the setting of a transitional government, where they would have a part to play,” the NEC lawyer further alleged.He went on to say that the ex-officials were protesting against the election so that the government can declare a vacancy at the House of Senate and subsequently a by-election can take place.Delving into the Ebola crisis, Cllr. Gould clarified that NEC has put every mechanism into place to protect the spread and transmission of the virus, “NEC has put into place hand washing, temperature taking among other measures during the election and the campaigning process.”The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was one of the major issues. The petitioners (complainants) were asking for the postponement of the December 16 election.In counter argument, Cllr. Laveli Supuwood told the court that they were not interested in the establishment of interim government, but they were interested in the violation of the constitution by the NEC and the National Legislature basing their arguments on Article 86 (a, b) and Article 88 of the 1986 Constitution of LiberiaArticle 86  (a states that “the President may, in consultation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, proclaim and declare the existence of a state of emergency in the Republic or any part thereof. Acting pursuant thereto, the President may suspend or effect certain rights, freedom and guarantees contained in this constitution and exercise such other emergency power as may be necessary and appropriate to take care of the emergency, subject, however, to the limitations, contained in this chapter.”  Also 86 (b) states that “the state of emergency may be declared only where there is threat or outbreak of war or where there is civil unrest affecting the existence, security or wellbeing of the republic amounting to a clear and present danger.”Article 88 also  states that  “The president shall immediately  upon the declaration of a state of emergency, but not later than seven days , thereafter lay before the Legislature its regular session at a  specifically convened session, the facts and circumstance leading o such declaration.”It further states that “the legislature shall within seventy-two hours, by joint resolution either by two-thirds of the membership of each house, decide whether the proclamation of a state of emergency is justified or whether the measures taken thereunder are appropriate.  If the two-thirds vote is not attained, the emergency shall automatically be revoked.  Where the Legislature shall deem it necessary to invoke the state of emergency or to modify the measure taken there under, the president shall accordingly and immediately carryout the decision of the Legislature.”In their argument, Cllr. Supuwood said, the Articles do not allot any power to the National Legislature to set election date contrary to the Legislature’s action to set the December 18 date for the holding of the Special  Senatorial Election, which they alleged is a violation of the constitution. “There is no provision in these articles that say the Legislature should set election date, it gives the President the right to suspend or affect any rights and not the legislature. They are only there to approve the declaration of a state of emergency,” he added, “if there is any constitutional crisis like this one, it is the people who have the right to set a new date and not the Legislature.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Another Confirmed Ebola Case?

first_imgThe Daily Observer was hinted Monday, April 4, that a sibling of the 5-year-old ebola-positive boy has also tested positive for the deadly virus. But senior Health Ministry Officials denied that another person is confirmed to having the virus.They told this newspaper that other than the 5-year-old boy, no other known person in Liberia is tested positive with the virus.Nevertheless, a source, who is among those combating the present outbreak, disclosed to our Health Correspondent that another one of the deceased 30-year-old lady’s three sons was confirmed yesterday to having the virus.The source, who asked to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak to the media on such matter, however, clarified that the other boy had tested positive earlier in the day.He added: “But as it is our protocol, the test has to be done at least twice in order to validate the first result or a counter result. Up to while I was around the second testing had not been done to validate the first result of the other boy being confirmed with the virus.”If it becomes true that he has tested positive with the virus, then the number of confirmed cases alive would be these two kids of the 30-year-old lady (name withheld) who had crossed over from neighboring Guinea on March 21, 2016.According to Ministry of Health authorities, the lady’s husband had recently died of the virus in neighboring Guinea, which is battling a resurgence of the deadly virus that has now claimed several lives in that sisterly republic.Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told this newspaper on Sunday, April 3 that the official Liberian borders with Guinea were closed on the day the lady and her three children entered Liberia. He added: “So, she didn’t come through any of the official border posts.”The lady, who is the index case of this present Ebola outbreak, died last Thursday, March 31st, while en-route to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, a densely populated suburb of Monrovia. She had fallen sick and was treated at a clinic in Jacob Town, a suburb of Monrovia. When her condition deteriorated beyond the clinic’s control, they referred her to the Redemption Hospital. En-route to the hospital, she died. There was a swab done on her body and the result came back that she had died of the virus.Her three children with whom she had crossed over to Liberia, along with her sister, are now being held and are given supported treatments at the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) II Ebola treatment unit (ETU), which presently has a 60-bed capacity should the number of cases in this present outbreak increase.Along with those four, at least 46 contacts, including 13 healthcare workers who worked at the clinic where the 30-year-old deceased woman initially sought medical treatment before her death, are now being observed and monitored. The healthcare workers are under what authorities at the Ministry of Health termed voluntary precautionary observation (VPO). These health workers are being kept at a “safe place far from their families and friends so that they don’t contaminate others just in case.”Liberia was last declared free from the EVD transmissions on 14 January. It was firstly declared EVD-transmission free on May 9, 2015, but new cases emerged subsequently, forcing health stakeholders to restart the clock each time.Following the Ebola-transmission free declaration in May 2015, the nation entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing a future re-emergence of the disease. Unfortunately, the nation has reported more than two new outbreaks.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded the latest death of the lady and summed up Liberia’s Ebola death tally to 4,809 since March 2014. It also said at least 10,675 persons have been affected with the virus in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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One murder every week in Berbice – Commander

first_imgA 33 per cent reduction in incidents of breakage and entry has been recorded in the Police ‘B’ Division since new Commander, Paul Williams, has taken over at the helm of the division; but the murder rate has climbed.The Commander revealed that, over the past five weeks, five murders have been committed in Berbice, but all of them have been solved.There have also been four robberies committed with the use of firearms, but three of those have been solved.Divisional Commander Paul WilliamsThere have been 18 reported instances of break and enter and larceny, and persons have been placed before the court for 10 of them. In two of the matters, justice has been served.As it relates to illegal drugs, Commander Williams has said the Police have made five interceptions and two raids at the New Amsterdam Prison, and also found a bag with a quantity of marijuana which was thrown over the fence.“As it relates to traffic,” he said, “we had two fatal accidents, and both have been solved. One was on the West Coast of Berbice and the other on the East Coast of Berbice.”He disclosed that in recent times there has been a proliferation of noise coming from sound systems installed in vehicles. On many occasions, there have been sound slashes and other loud music being played from these vehicles along Main Street, New Amsterdam, and on some occasions, early morning church services have been disturbed.“In view of the police presence as it relates to Main Street and other places, we have been able to have those places under control, and (we) have (had) the full cooperation of the general public,” he explained.“What we are doing now is that we have deployed ranks in the busy shopping areas, and also I have sought the collaborative efforts of the various municipalities to have the (Town) Police and us working together to police those busy shopping areas and Rose Hall Town, Corriverton, and New Amsterdam,” the commander revealed.This, Commander Williams said, is to ensure police dominance over all situations and to ensure that a proactive approach to crime fighting is maintained.Commander Williams attributes the success ‘B’ Division has been enjoying to the cooperation the police have been receiving from Berbicians since he assumed leadership of that division on July 23 last.“There is still a challenge being posed with break and enter and larceny, but so far we still have a thirty-three per cent decrease as it relates to break and enter and larceny,” the Commander said.last_img read more

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Swinging party set

first_img – Associated Press A belated swinging 70th birthday party with an all-star guest list is planned for Nancy Wilson at this year’s JVC Jazz Festival in New York. The pop-jazz songstress, who turned 70 on Feb. 20, won her third Grammy Award earlier this year in the category of best jazz vocal album for “Turned to Blue,” which draws on her experiences in a five-decade career as an entertainer. At the June 29 Carnegie Hall concert, Wilson and her trio will be joined by special guests including jazz vocalists Nnenna Freelon, Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling; pianists Herbie Hancock and Ramsey Lewis; and violinist Regina Carter. The festival is set to take place June 17 through June 30. 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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Inter Milan set sights on Manchester United striker

first_img Javier Hernandez 1 Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is on Inter Milan’s summer shopping list, according to reports in Italy.The Mexican has spent the season on loan at Real Madrid and has impressed in spells, particularly when scoring the winner in their Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid.But it appears he has no future at Old Trafford, while Madrid are seemingly reluctant to commit themselves to a permanent deal for the striker.And Top Calcio 24 believe that could see the Nerazzurri join the running for his signature, with Roberto Mancini keen to see his side improve ahead of next season.They are also in the market for Yaya Toure, and a potential deal for Hernandez means they could raid both Manchester clubs in one summer.last_img read more

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Leicester City tracking Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, claims agent

first_img Nikola Kalinic in action for Croatia at Euro 2016 Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic is drawing interest from Leicester City, according to the player’s agent.Kalinic bagged 13 goals for Fiorentina last season and several clubs have expressed an interest in signing him this summer.Defending Premier League champions are on the hunt for a striker and according to the 28-year-old’s agent, Tomislav Erceg, the Foxes are tracking his client.“It’s true, we are aware of interest from Leicester,” Erceg told Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List.“It is all open, but there is no rush, as the transfer market has only just begun.” 1last_img read more

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