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Masked men armed with pitchforks and metal poles rob Castlederg house

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Masked men armed with pitchforks and metal poles rob Castlederg house WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ By News Highland – February 20, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleCommissioning of Maternity Theatre at LUH to proceedNext articleCockhill drawn away to Longford in EA Sports Cup News Highland One man has sustained injuries after three masked men armed with a pitchfork and metal poles entered a family home in the Corgary Road area of Castlederg last night.Detectives are currently investigating the aggravated burglary and are appealing for information.Police received a report at around 10:50pm last night that three masked men entered the property earlier that evening, around 9:45pm, armed with a pitchfork and metal poles.The occupants of the house – two men in their 60s and 70s – and a woman in her 60s were in the house at the time. One of the men sustained minor injuries to his leg and face.Police say both men were forced to lay down on the floor on their stomachs as one of the suspects stood over them with a metal pole. They managed to take the pole off the suspect who then fled along with the other two suspects.A sum of money and three mobile phones were reported stolen.Two suspects are described as being of a skinny build and one of a heavy build.Detective Sergeant Jack says; this must have been an horrific ordeal for the victims and is appealing to anyone who was in the area last night and saw any suspicious activity, strange vehicles or anyone who is offered mobile phones for sale in suspicious circumstances, to come forward. Facebook Google+last_img read more

West Genesee track teams sweep Henninger

first_img Tags: track and fieldWest Genesee As they prepare for this Wednesday’s Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division championships at Liverpool, the West Genesee track and field teams first had to finish its regular-season slate.The Wildcats did so by sweeping last Wednesday’s meet with Henninger at Sunnycrest Field, with the girls rolling to a 107-24 victory and the boys doing just enough to edge the Black Knights 73-68.A sweep of the boys distance races helped WG, with Matt Bartolotta going to first place in the 800-meter run in two minutes, 3.2 seconds as Aidan Walsh ran the mile in 5:09.3 and Peter McMahon took the 3,200-meter run in 10:53.1.Dan Gill, in 11.4 seconds, went 1-2 with Exavier Brumfield (11.7) in the 100-meter dash. Also, WG had Gill, Brumfield, Jakob Petrocci and Patrick Peris get first place in the 4×100 relay in 44.8 seconds as McMahon and Bartolotta joined Sam Mosher and Brandon Scott to take the 4×800 relay in 8:52.9.Moving to field events, Henninger’s Kwamere White topped 6 feet 6 inches in the high jump, among the best in Section III this spring. But the Wildcats had John Henry Youmans throw the discus 111 feet as Evan Fairchild (98’4”) was second, with Peter Dwinell second in the shot put (37’4”) and Noah Uczen second in the triple jump with 36’1 ½”.Over in the girls meet, WG’s Mikeayla DeJesus won two sprints, going 27.7 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 1:02.3 in the 400-meter dash after Caitlin Mills took the 100-meter dash in 13.2 seconds.Mills also paired with Olivia Becker, Sandy Gardino and Natalie Keiling to get first place in the 4×100 relay in 53.12 seconds as Becker, on her own, was first in the 100 hurdles in 17.3 seconds.Elsewhere on the track, Natalie Buckhout ran 800 meters in 2:29.5, with Lauren Puchta taking the 1,500-meter run in 5:12.0 flat and Mia Mitchell winning the 3,000-meter run in 12:05.3.Abby Kuppinger claimed the 400 hurdles in 1:14.4, but also helped DeJesus, Buckhout and Abby Cooper take the 4×400 relay in 4:24 flat as the Wildcats were first in the 4×800 in 11:20.0.Etana Davis swept the throwing events, heaving the discus 75’5” and the shot put 27’9”, while Becker went 29’9 ½” in the triple jump and Phoebe Anderson had a top long jump of 14’7”.Following this, WG’s underclassmen made its way to Baldwinsville Friday for the John Arcaro Classic, where Bartolotta was third in the mile in 4:30.33 and Exavier Brumfield was fourth in the 100 sprint in 11.63 seconds. WG’s girls were fifth in the 4×100 and 4×800 as DeJesus got sixth place in the 200 and the Wildcats were sixth in the 4×400.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Black Protesters pour Paint over BLM Mural yelling “Refund the Police”

first_imgA black women, Bevelyn Beatty, 29, was arrested for throwing paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower Saturday.Anti BLMBeatty, an anti-abortion activist from Staten Island, was arrested alongside Edmee Chavannes, 39, after they were seen smearing black paint over the bright yellow lettering of the Fifth Avenue mural, yelling ‘Re-fund the police’.Both of the women were charged with criminal mischief and released a short while later. But within hours, Beatty filmed herself conducting a ‘drive-by painting’ in Harlem at Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and another on Fulton Street, Brooklyn. The 29-year-old, dressed in a ‘Jesus Matters’ t-shirt, is then seen picking up one of the cans and walking past the officer across Fifth Avenue to the mural, dumping the paint onto the BLM letters while several passers-by watch on in shock.‘Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter, right?’ she says in the video. ‘For the Black people. This is for the black people. They’re destroying business for black people. They’re looting for black people.‘No, we’re not standing with Black Lives Matter. We want our police. Refund our police.’BLMAn NYPD officer was injured after slipping on Beatty’s paint while attempted to detain her. The officer hit his arm and head on the asphalt hard and had to be helped back to his feet by two other cops.Beatty was arrested along with Chavannes but the pair were released within hours.last_img read more

News in brief: Youngsters called up, Doughty’s loan deal extended

first_imgRobinson is on loan at HuddersfieldEngland Under-21sFulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has earned his first international call-up after being named in the England Under-21 squad for two friendlies this month. His Whites team-mate Cauley Woodrow, who scored twice at this summer’s Toulon Festival, retains his place for the matches against Portugal and France.Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah and Patrick Bamford, QPR’s Jack Robinson and Brentford’s on-loan midfielder Alex Pritchard are also in the squad.Yun Suk-YoungQPR’s left-back is once again in South Korea’s squad for upcoming friendlies with Jordan on 14 November and Iran on 18 November.George WilliamsThe Fulham teenager has been named in Wales’ squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium on 16 November. The 19-year-old has won four caps for his country, and made his first start in the qualifier with Cyprus last month.Michael DoughtyThe QPR midfielder has extended his loan at League One Gillingham until the new year. The 21-year-old has made two appearances for the Gills and will now stay at the Priestfield Stadium until 24 January.Lyle Della VerdeThe Fulham midfielder has joined Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers on a month’s loan.HarlequinsAll four Quins players named in the England squad for the autumn internationals will start against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. Chris Robshaw will captain the side, Danny Care wins his 49th cap at scrum-half and Joe Marler and Mike Brown are also in the side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Erik Karlsson guarantees he’ll be healthy for Sharks playoff run

first_imgSAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson issued a guarantee on Friday: He “definitely” will be ready for the playoffs.At this point, the Sharks aren’t setting a timetable for Karlsson’s return from groin issues that have sidelined him for 13 games over the last three months. Karlsson says he won’t be back “any time soon,” but the hope is to get him on the ice for a “few games” before the Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 10.The chances of Karlsson being ready then?“One-hundred percent,” he said Friday. “It’s …last_img

The Two Rabbits

first_imgSo, did you hear the story about two rabbits from Arlo Guthrie? I didn’t think so. Well, in 1976 at the Temple Music Festival in Ambler, Pa., Arlo Guthrie was interviewed by Peter Stone Brown. Peter was asking Arlo how it felt to be touring with Pete Seeger, singing and protesting the issues of their day. He was kind of asking Arlo if anybody was listening to him and Pete. And Arlo responded by saying his thoughts and ideas weren’t new; that they had, in fact, been thought by people before him. He explained, “This is a history of good guys at work,” and he was glad to be part of it.He encouraged the radio listeners not to get discouraged, and then he went on to relay the story of two rabbits, which his father had told him as a boy: “The mama rabbit and the papa rabbit was walkin’ around one day. And the hounds start comin’ after ’em. And they were runnin’ through the bush, and finally the rabbits end up in this big hollow log, and they can’t get out ’cause there’s dogs at either end. And the mama rabbit looks at the papa one, says, “Pop, this looks like it.” But he had a smile on his face and says, “Let’s just sit here ’til we outnumber ’em.”Pretty good, eh? As a green builder or remodeler, have you ever felt like one of those rabbits about to be eaten by another old, mangy dog who thinks he owns the neighborhood? I often have. In my market, there are plenty of old-school builders and remodelers ready to eat this tree-huggin’ green rabbit for lunch! They are used to running the neighborhood their way, and they don’t want us rabbits moving in. Fortunately, every time I look around I see another rabbit and another rabbit and another rabbit! I haven’t counted the dogs lately, but based on their lower level of barking these past couple of years, I don’t think there are as many of them as there used to be.So, the next time you doubt your decision to go green or you become discouraged by the barking of your neighborhood dogs, take solace and remember a few more words from Arlo Guthrie: “The burden of the world isn’t restin’ on any one particular shoulder. So people shouldn’t be so anxious. They should just take it easy. Do what you can. Have fun doin’ it. Love your kids and your old lady.”last_img read more

Why major American corporations have struggled in China: Walmart

first_img5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu… Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#walmart This article is part of a series about the importance of cross-cultural design, the first three installments of which have been published earlier this month. Keep an eye out for the rest of the series during February 2017. Walmart in America could be viewed as a company trying to monopolize a large part of American life and many joked as it moved to China that it was trying to take over the world. Regardless of whether its plans were world domination or simply the more likely attempt at higher profits for shareholders, it was at first unsuccessful in its attempt to capture a native Chinese audience. This continued for many years until it started to figure things out.See Also: Is retail sector ready for IoT investments?According to Walmart’s corporate website for China, it first launched into China by opening one of its superstores in Shenzhen in 1996. Walmart China continued to struggle for many years after this opening and made some of the same critical mistakes that have been witnessed too many times from American companies trying to expand.First, Walmart disturbed the political atmosphere. Many horror stories are told in the United States about the restrictive government of China. These stories have varying levels of truth to them. Yet many American companies could do themselves a favor by following the guideline that “When in China, do as the Chinese politicians want you to.” In one instance, Walmart China’s sale of a certain prohibited product in China had local and federal governments actually shut down its citywide operations in Chongqing for a period of time.Beyond directly disturbing the political atmosphere, Walmart has been putting the government in an awkward position starting in 2013 when labor activists began to speak out against Walmart China. It is not uncommon for the central Chinese government to arrest labor activists, but the Communist party has been staying far away from Walmart’s issues as they do not want to side with Walmart China.  Doing so may cause local labor to rise up in protest against the government, since the government would be supporting foreign business over its citizens. On the other hand, the government does not want to support the labor protesters either, as this might encourage more labor protests and scare away foreign companies. The government resents Walmart China for putting them into such a position.The approach is hard to understandWalmart China actions are a little difficult to understand. It pays its workers an average of $300 USD per month and refused workers’ demands for higher wages, even though the workers were asking for modest wage improvements. Walmart China probably could afford to as much as double every single worker’s salary. Roughly speaking, even if it had as many as 100,000 employees in China, it would cost $30 million USD per month to double every worker’s salary, which is a fairly modest percentage of Walmart’s over $1 billion USD per month in global profits. It seems this would be a worthwhile investment for Walmart China in order to improve its relations with both the people and the government of China.In addition to the political feathers Walmart China has ruffled, it also clearly has failed to understand the Chinese consumer. Along with the logistics of stocking issues comes what stock to carry. Walmart China used Walmart’s American algorithm to determine how it stocks stores. It did not prove to be nearly as accurate in China due to drastically different consumer shopping habits. Walmart has since had to make adjustments.See Also: How to use machine learning in today’s enterprise environmentFurther, especially in the early days of Walmart China’s arrival to China, WalMart failed to understand that Chinese infrastructure, such as the road system outside of cities, was simply not as advanced as in America. This fact would cause both delays in shipping and higher expenses. At times, stores would be out of a product it was purportedly selling. Due to its lack of understanding of both the needs/desires of the average Chinese consumer and the status of Chinese infrastructure as it sells more in China, one can only imagine how much money Walmart left on the table in the last two decades.  However, recently Walmart has made good strides to recognize these differences in the Chinese market, but it may not prove to be enough as Walmart China closed 29 stores in 2013 and announced its plan to slow down in China in 2015.And Walmart is finally beginning to appreciate the power of guanxi. In June of 2016, Walmart China announced a partnership with JD.com. JD.com has the largest revenue of any Chinese e-commerce site. The synergy – and guanxi — that will come from this partnership may well prove to be the best thing Walmart could have done for itself.With the infrastructure and product stocking difficulties early on in Walmart’s attempt at doing business in China, it learned there is more to operating in China than simply opening up shop there. Then Walmart China exacerbated these problems by causing unnecessary difficulty with the government. And probably most importantly, it didn’t understand the power of guanxi. Hopefully, it has greatly increased success as result of its JD.com partnership.The author is Clayton “CJ” Jacobs, who is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with, and the Head of Cross-Cultural Design at, ReadWrite. An area of focus for him is helping American companies understand and enter the Chinese market through taking a modern user-centric product design approach. You can contact him directly at clayton.michael.jacobs(at)gmail.com or find him on Twitter & LinkedIn. 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City updates

first_imgLondonCapital drawsUnconditional (16 Monmouth Street; 020 7836 6931) is not a place where you find the expected. Rather, it’s the unconventional, bordering almost on weird and odd, that you will find here, whether its clothing for men or women. There are also other labels, home stuff and jewellery.Think of a cosy place for coffee, sandwiches, and a host of other vegetarian dishes. Then you are probably thinking of the Whitechapel Gallery Cafe (77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Whitechapel; 020 7522 7888) in the East End. Go for the vegetarian platter and wide variety of cakes.Without even knowing it, one encounters Henry Moore all the time. Tate Britain (Millbank; 020 7887 8888) attempts to right size such memories with a show of his works from almost all periods of his life. It runs till August.Latin American food is not among the most prolific in London. So El Rincon Quiteno (235 Holloway Road, Holloway; 020 7700 3670) sets out to fill a bit of that gap. It is a mix of Ecuadorian and Bolivian, and made homely by the competing flavours. Surely taste the prawn cocktails.Must see: Looks like the colonial mindset is a difficult thing to shed, even if it is just to give the oppressed an exalted status. With a show evocatively titled The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today at Saatchi Gallery (Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road,020 7811 3070) which runs till early May, it’s all about size and impact. Participants include India’s most well known contemporary names: Atul Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Subodh Gupta, Pushpamala and 26 others.New YorkBig apple, big biteThis one is not just for the morbid minded. The popular comic strip and show, The Addams Family is now a musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street, Manhattan) and after a successful shows elsewhere, it debuts first week of April on Broadway.advertisementWho thought that Shakespeare could successfully transit into parks? Among his best plays, Hamlet, will pan out in the 3.5 acres of the World Financial Centre (Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street, Lower Manhattan; 212 945 0505), with actors moving and mingling with the audience. It opens in early April.For fans of Middle Eastern cuisine, there’s no dearth in the big apple, but new places are always welcome. Al Bustan (19 E 53rd Street between First and Second Avenues, 212-759-5933) serves a predominantly Lebanese selection. Especially popular is the mezze spread.Among the latest pizza eateries to open doors in New York is the quaintly named Motorino with two branches (19 Graham Avenue (Devoe Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718) 599-8899; 349 East 12th Street (Second Avenue), East Village; (212) 777-2644). Both places are a haven for the younger crowd, not to mention of course, the heavenly pizzas and a wine list to match.Do dogs and music go together? Certainly. At least that’s what Dennis DeYoung of the Styx band thinks having scored the music for 101 Dalmatians, (Wa Mu Theatre, Madison Square Garden) the musical, which will run for 10 days from April 7. No, there are no 101 of those affectionate mutts, but there are certainly 15 of them.If the name Ivanka Trump stirs vague familiarity, then that’s logical. She’s Donald Trump’s daughter and has launched Ivanka Trump (683A Madison Avenue (between 61 and 62nd Streets), Upper East Side 212-756-9912), set like a plush boudoir and showcasing luxurious jewellery made of diamonds, pearls and black onyx.Must see: Mark Twain will be dead for a 100 years this April. And what better to commemorate the event than by dramatising Tom Sawyer, one of his most lovable creations, an infrequently sly and heroic character, in this new adaptation to stage. The play opens April 7 at Hartford Stage (Company, 50 Church Street, Hartford; 860 527 5151).ChennaiSouthern spiceIt’s called Primal Patterns (Shastrinagar, Adyar) and seems like a strange name for a fitness studio. But it’s not any old fitness centre. It’s creator Shanker Basu, who’s dealt with such names as Anil Kumble and Joshna Chinnappa. Not just exercise but physiotherapy, sports, nutrition and all kind of things go into his regimen.Mind and body stressed out? A spa session is a good idea, or better still try medical aromatherapy at the Apollo Wellness Plus (7/4, Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Nungambakkam; 044 28330300) The session includes whole body rejuvenator, a regimen for joint pain relief, head and foot massage to name a few.A cup of coffee is no longer a tumbler of filter coffee. To be flummoxed by an entire range, go to Illy Coffee (Muffin Tree, Courtyard by Mariott, Teynampet; 044 6676 4488). There are so many varieties with all different kinds of ingredients, so its no longer ‘just’ coffee.Chinese and buffet might seem like a strange juxtaposition, but Lemon Grass (The Raintree Hotel, Alwarpet; 044 4225 2525) demonstrates it is both possible and enjoyable as well. There’s plenty of choice, but try the focus on the dimsums.advertisementDubaiHarbour postIt’s the season of re-inventions and Loca (Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah; 04-3461111), heads the pack, turning itself into a trendy bar with beer flowing. Expect the unusual, such as shrimp tacos with cilantro, though Mexican staples such as rice and beans are as good as ever.At Silk Route (Arabian Courtyard, Bur Dubai; 04-3519111) it’s Thai and Chinese all the way. And even though this is the authentic stuff, there are plenty of choices for vegetarians, which is somewhat of a rarity in speciality restaurants. Try the fish cake, Hokkien noodles, veg fried rice and stir fried tofu.What happens when a group of international artists come together to express all kinds of abrstract art? The answer is at Art Couture Gallery (Dubai Marina; 04 399 4331) where the artists have used mixed media, colours and techniques and their individualism to give expression. On till end April.It’s the ultimate shoppers’ paradise. America’s most loved brand Bloomingdale’s comes to Dubai (The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa) with 200,000 sq ft of shopping space, and the first outside of the USA. It has all the regulars and over 800 brands.DelhiArtist Javier Castaneda captured his vision of the world from 2004 till date with a mobile phone. More than 300 of his works are being highlighted at the exhibition Micrografas sat Instituto Cervantes (Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, 011 43681907) with a collection of over 300 images. The show is on till end AprilThis is your chance to see Maurice Brown performing live on the songs from his latest album The Cycle of Love at India International Centre (Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate, near Khan Market) on April 12 at 8p.m. This is the famous album that released on Brown Record. The poignant melodies and powerful personality make for a killer package.last_img read more

SCF Tanker Grounded in Suez Canal due to Steering Failure

first_imgThe crude oil tanker Zaliv Amurskiy, owned by Russian shipping major Sovcomflot, grounded in the Suez Canal on February 13 due to a steering failure.The vessel ran into trouble at 41 kilometer mark in the afternoon hours, while transiting the canal in northern direction.GAC cited the Suez Canal Authority as saying that the incident affected vessel traffic in the area. The ship was number 19 in the Northbound convoy, made up of 25 vessels. All Southbound vessels cleared the canal, while 6 vessels were detained from the Northbound convoy.Suez Canal tugs managed to refloat the 104,542 dwt tanker and the ship was to towed to Port Said, the canal exit from the eastern branch.All vessels which were detained following the incident have subsequently cleared the canal, while both convoys were expected to return to normal operation on February 14 at around noon.GAC added that there were no reports of damage to the ship.last_img read more