Woman Arrested Following Month Long Burglary Investigation

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File ImageLAKEWOOD – A Sherman woman was arrested and charged following a several month long burglary investigation in the Lakewood area.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says deputies started looking into a burglary and fraud case stemming from an incident on Fairmount Avenue in November 2019.Following the inquiry, Chelby Murray, 28 was taken into custody Tuesday.Murray is charged with two felony counts of first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of petit larceny. Deputies say Murray was taken into custody without incident and was brought to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.last_img read more

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Andrew Garfield Set for Angels in America at National Theatre

first_imgAndrew Garfield(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Spider-Man is heading to the boards! Andrew Garfield will headline Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the U.K.’s National Theatre next year. Other big names attached to upcoming productions include Harry Potter alums Ralph Fiennes and Helen McCrory, playwright David Hare and Crucible and Bridge director Ivo van Hove.In May 2017, Marianne Elliott will direct Kushner’s Angels in America, with Garfield returning to the National (he was last there in 2006) as Prior Walter. Millennium Approaches, the first of the two plays which comprise Kushner’s landmark work, received its British premiere at the Cottesloe in 1992 in Declan Donnellan’s original production, and was joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year.Jonathan Kent’s acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre trilogy, Young Chekhov—the playwright’s early plays Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull, in new versions by Hare, will begin performances at the Olivier Theatre from July. Opening night is set for August 3 and actors tapped for the project include Anna Chancellor, James McArdle and Geoffrey Streatfeild.Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus will open in the Olivier Theatre in October, with Lucian Msamati as Salieri. It is set to be followed in the venue by Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan, which is scheduled to begin performances in November. Also slated for the auditorium is Twelfth Night. Led by Tamsin Greig, the production will begin in February 2017. It is the first of two Shakespearean plays being directed by Simon Godwin, who will later helm Fiennes in Antony and Cleopatra early in 2018. Other shows that will be staged at the Olivier include Les Blancs and The Threepenny Opera (in a new translation by Simon Stephens, starring Rory Kinnear).Returning to the Lyttelton Theatre, The Red Barn, a new play by Hare based on Georges Simenon’s novel La Main, is scheduled to open at the venue in October, helmed by Robert Icke. Broadway director of the moment van Hove will come to the National for the first time to direct Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, opening in December at the Lyttelton. Also heading for that theater’s boards is McCrory, who will appear in Carrie Cracknell’s production of The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan, officially opening on June 8. Other shows set for the venue include The Plough and the Stars and The Suicide.Additional productions to look forward to: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer, Love, Consent, Sunset at the Villa Thalia and Mosquitoes, all at the Dorfman Theatre. Over at the Temporary Theatre there’s Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State, The Solid Life of Sugar Water and Brainstorm.And of note: British comedian (and national treasure) Sir Lenny Henry has been appointed to the NT Board. View Commentslast_img read more

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Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Roanoke, Virginia

first_imgYou don’t have to venture outside city limits to find world-class adventure in Roanoke.The Blue Ridge Parkway runs right through Star City, offering endless outdoor opportunities in town. The Roanoke River and Greenway are also close by, and so is the Murray Run Greenway. But the most celebrated outdoor oasis is Carvin’s Cove Nature Preserve. This preserve—the second largest municipal park in the nation—is only minutes from I-81 and less than eight miles from downtown Roanoke. Visitors to Carvin’s Cove have access to an 800-acre lake with available boat rentals and more than forty miles of well maintained multiple use trails.The Mill Mountain Star Trail is a 3.4 mile out-and-back that takes hikers along the Roanoke River to the summit of Mill Mountain, Roanoke’s highest point. Atop Mill Mountain you’ll find 500 acres of public parkland and impressive vistas stretching as far as 60 miles.Just beyond Roanoke is even more epic adventure. The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest is a beloved biking destination, and many of the country’s top runners flock to Roanoke each year for the Blue Ridge Marathon.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? Roanoke won last year’s Best Outdoor Towns contest; can it pull off a repeat?Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

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How lenders can weather the storm with better risk strategies and tools

first_img continue reading » Spring and summer storms are a staple of Midwest living. Yet every time the storm alert sounds, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. In my sophomore year, what began as beautiful spring day ended with a tornado decimating my college and the small Minnesota prairie town. Classmates still share memories of picking textbooks out of toppled trees and FEMA trailers turned dorms and classrooms.When a Wall Street Journal headline posited that lenders are “flying blind into a credit storm,” it caught my attention. Much like a halcyon spring day, the first two months of 2020 saw healthy loan growth and continued low losses.Today, tens of millions of consumers are in some kind of accommodation status on their loans. Payment behavior and delinquencies have been promising, but the CARES Act payments have an uncertain future. Some states and municipalities are reversing course on steps to get the economy moving, threatening further economic malaise and credit impacts.At the same time, $2 trillion has moved onto balance sheets in the form of insured deposits seeking refuge from volatile markets — April alone saw more deposit growth than in all of 2019. And it’s not easy to deploy those deposits: we’ve seen marketing drop and underwriting standards tighten as lenders look into the metaphorical storm. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Swindon Steering Swindon to success

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AV Jennings is helping home buyers save while their home is being built

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoAV Jenning’s new Parkside community in Bethania.From July 1, buyers will be able to deposit funds as additional voluntary contributions into their superannuation account to receive tax breaks and accelerate their savings.Buyers can even use the State Government’s $20,000 first homeowner grant, which will be reduced to $15,000 after June 30, as a starting point for their deposit.New homeowners Shane and Berenice Fortuin are two of the latest purchasers to take advantage of AVJennings’ ‘save while we build’ scheme.The Fortuins were among the first residents at AVJennings’ new Parkside community in Bethania, which has two and three-bedroom townhomes close to parks, schools, transport and a convenience shopping centre selling from $299,900.Mr Fortuin said the scheme allowed his family to step into their new home sooner.“We saved approximately $300 per week over about a five month period and, combined with the first homeowner’s grant, we had enough for a deposit on our new home, which we moved into about a month ago,” he said.“We decided it was better value to save and purchase our own brand new home instead of renting an older, existing home for around the same amount as our mortgage repayments.”He said they were impressed with the quality of Parkside Bethania as it had a great residents area which included a pool and barbecue terrace, and was close to his son’s school and local parks. Queensland first home buyers are being given an extra boost by AVJennings to get into a new home faster. Pictured are Shane and Berenice Fortuin, with son Ethan, 5.FIRST home buyers wanting to purchase a new home faster can do it more easily thanks to a new scheme by AVJennings.In addition to the Federal Government’s initiative to allow first homebuyers to use their superannuation accounts to boost their deposit savings, AVJennings has created a way to fast track buying a new home for first time or entry level purchasers.AVJennings has introduced an initiative called ‘save while we build’ which allows first home buyers to save their deposit while their property is being built, allowing them to get into the market sooner with as little as $1000 upfront.AVJennings Queensland general manager Tony Creighton said many first homebuyers were not aware that they did not need to wait to save their full deposit before making a purchase.“The Federal Government’s first home saver initiative will work hand-in-hand with AVJennings’ ‘save while we build’ offer,” Mr Creighton said.“Our scheme allows buyers to make an initial $1000 payment and we then work with them to create a savings plan to raise the balance of the deposit required while their new home is being built.”last_img read more

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Spiked copper could halt theft

first_imgSpoornet is developing techniques for reducing theft of copper cabling, in particular overhead line equipment on electrified routes. Conventional techniques, such as surveillance equipment and security patrols, were ruled out as prohibitively expensive to protect the 9000route-km electrified network.Instead, OHLE engineers have investigated ways of reducing the scrap value of the copper wire. One technique tried was applying a thin layer of aluminium to the wire surface using a plasma-spraying process. Adding as little as 0·15% aluminium by volume has a drastic effect on the copper if stolen and melted for reuse, reducing the alloy’s conductivity by over a quarter. This makes it useless, and therefore worthless too, yet is cheap to apply (R4 per metre). The technique’s main drawback is low speed of application, which necessitates line closure while a works train applies the aluminium.A second technique being evaluated uses small amounts of bismuth (0·05% by weight), which greatly increases brittleness when in alloy with copper, again making the stolen copper worthless. It is planned to punch a series of holes into the copper wire, and insert bismuth capsules into some of them. This would be within the conductor’s wear depth, so that at the end of its useable life it can be recycled – the bismuth contaminant having worn away.SpoornetJohannesburg, South AfricaReader Enquiry Number 137last_img read more

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PAHO Director calls on the Americas to intensify COVID-19 Preparations

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 117 Views   no discussions Washington, DC, February 26, 2020 (PAHO)– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, today recommended that countries intensify their plans to prepare and respond to COVID-19 given the appearance of cases of new coronavirus disease in the Region of the Americas.The Ministry of Health of Brazil confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 on February 26. The patient is a 61-year old man who recently returned from travel to Italy, where an outbreak of the virus has been ongoing since last week. So far, COVID-19 has already affected 81,109 people in 38 countries of the world, 78 191 of them in China, according to the World Health Organization.“For several weeks, countries in the Americas have been preparing for the possible importation of cases of COVID-19. There are measures in place for detecting, diagnosing and caring for patients with disease,” said Dr. Etienne. “A strong emphasis on stopping transmission continues to be an important objective while recognizing that the situation may vary from country to country and will require tailored responses.”“A multisectoral response to ensure strengthened surveillance, health service readiness, preventing spread, and maintaining essential services, are key interventions to slow transmission and save lives. Countries of the Americas have already been working on these areas since 2009 as part of their pandemic influenza plans. PAHO stands ready to support countries in rolling out these plans.”Dr. Carissa F. EtienneCOVID-19 is transmitted from person to person through droplets and in contact with contaminated surfaces. The disease is spread primarily by people who already show symptoms. Current information suggests that a single infected person can infect between 1 to 4 close contacts.In the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, the impact on health services may be significant with the possibility that health services may become overwhelmed, including a high demand for specialized hospital services such as intensive care.First case in Latin AmericaThe Ministry of Health of Brazil has confirmed that the patient with COVID-19 infection had recently returned from Italy. Brazilian authorities are taking measures to prevent further spread of the disease including a careful investigation of all relevant information and following up with anyone who may have come in contact with the infected patient.The first imported case of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas was identified on 21 January in the United States, and a few days later, on 25 January, Canada reported its first confirmed case. Since then, there have been 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North America. CoronavirusLifestyleNewsRegional PAHO Director calls on the Americas to intensify COVID-19 Preparations by: – February 28, 2020 Share                                                 Dr. Carissa Etienne Tweetlast_img read more

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Earl “Seco” Grant denies involvement in alledged fire-bombing incident

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Earl “Seco” Grant denies involvement in alledged fire-bombing incident by: – July 4, 2011 Photo credit: dreamstime.comEarl Grant a Dominican businessman who is presently residing in the United States has categorically denied any involvement in the alleged fire-bombing incident of Mr. Glenworth Emmanuel’s residence on December 25th, 2010.Mr. Grant who was at the time speaking with Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan during  his “The Next Level” radio program on the weekend has explained that because of the nature of his business and the fact that he is presently serving as a juror in the United States he is off island.In recent times an article has been published in a prominent newspaper with a confession from Denny Shillingford claiming responsibility for the alleged fire-bombing incident, in which he claims that Mr. Grant was his accomplice and driver in the allaged incident.“I have been hearing all those allegations going around about me and Denny, and I know Denny a guy from my village a notorious guy you know always in trouble with the law, have a criminal record and I am hearing a whole set of things going on…..I have never contacted Denny Shillingford or have anything with Denny Shillingford. I’ve never get any contact with Denny Shillingford, I’ve never drove Denny Shillingford anywhere or even pay Denny Shillinford money to do anything for me. What would I benefit to doing anything to Mr. Gon Emmanuel’s house?”Mr. Grant also stated that though he has been traveling extensively this year, it is as a result of his business transactions and has nothing to do with evading the police authorities. He also informed that since these rumors have surfaced, he has contacted the Investigating Officer to inform him of his whereabouts.“I called the Investigating Officer I told him of my situation and my location and I told him once I am done with my business and everything I will be glad to hop a flight to come down to Dominica. I have no problem with that. “I am there because my passport is about to expire and I put it in for renewal so I am just waiting on my passport and other little business that I am trying to finalize and when that is done I will be back in Dominica. So when they are saying about I run what is the reason for me running?”Mr. Grant concluded that “there is no way I would be involved in that, I have no involvement in that.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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National Horse Show moving to Indy in 2021

first_imgFor the first time since 1992, when it was held in Columbus, Ohio, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship is coming back to the Midwest. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) and the Indiana State Fair Commission today signed a 3-year agreement to hold one of America’s oldest and most prestigious horse shows in Indianapolis, beginning in 2021.The show dates for each year will be July 5-17, following completion of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2022, the National Show will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in Indianapolis.The National Appaloosa Horse Show began in 1948 and was first held in Lewiston, Idaho. Over the years, it has moved to various venues across the country. This year, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship will conclude a successful 8-year-run in Fort Worth, before moving to Indianapolis in 2021. Last year, the show drew participants from 40 states, in addition to Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.last_img read more

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