Start-up costs cause Lok’nStore losses

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Broward Man Accused of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Men

first_imgCourtesy: Broward Sheriff’s OfficeThe men said they would lapse in and out of consciousness, unable to fight back, and add that they had not given their consent.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says one man was bitten and bruised, requiring him to receive care at a sexual assault treatment center.At Nepton’s court appearance on Saturday morning, a Broward County assistant state attorney said there had been “numerous recent incidents of similar behavior.”Meanwhile, the public defender responded that there was no proof the alleged victim in the latest incident had not given his consent and then had regretted the situation.Broward Judge John D. Fry set bonds totaling $255,000, although Nepton is already being held without bond for the previous kidnapping charge. A Tamarac man is facing additional charges of kidnapping and sexual battery, following his recent arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious man in a car.Authorities say that 51-year-old Javier Isaac Nepton was arrested last January for a sexual battery and kidnapping that occurred back in 2016, court records show.However, a second case has resulted in the latest charges, and a prosecutor hints there could be more coming.According to the arrest reports, the two incidents were similar. The men would be drinking in a Fort Lauderdale bar and would then suddenly black out.They would wake up feeling groggy in a parked car, while Nepton sexually assaulted them.last_img read more

Lily May stages a victory march to U16 title

first_img28 Jul 2016 Lily May stages a victory march to U16 title Girl international Lily May Humphreys staged a victory march today, winning the English U16 girls’ open championship by six shots at The Nottinghamshire. Humphreys (image © Leaderboard Photography) was nine-under par for the 72-holes, signing off with today with rounds of two-under 70 and 71. She adds this to the English U14 title which she won last year. Afterwards the 14-year-old from Channels in Essex revealed: “I just really like winning, once I think I can win I’m determined to do it and really disappointed if I don’t.” She also confessed to being slightly disappointed because she hadn’t achieved one of her championship goals of getting to double figures under par! “I was three-over par for the last six holes. I’d played really well before that but just had this mad half hour. “But I also wanted to finish all my rounds under par and I did that, so that’s good,” said Humphreys who scored 70, 68, 70, 71. The 72-hole championship developed into a title tussle between Humphreys and her England team-mate Amelia Williamson, who was the runner-up on three-under par. Williamson, from Royal Cromer, was the first round leader with her opening 68.  Humphreys then moved two shots ahead after the second round and didn’t let go. The players were still two shots apart after the third round, but in the final round Humphreys got off to a quick start, reaching the turn in four-under par while Williamson was two-over. Williamson, 16, narrowed the gap on the back nine, but by then Humphreys was too far ahead to be caught. Her verdict on the week: “I kept the ball in play most of the time and my holing out was good. I took my chances out there to make a lot of birdies and I tried to keep as many bogeys as possible off my card. I did a fairly good job of that.” Third place was taken by Anna Zanusso of Italy on level par. Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Day will defend his Logan Trophy title

first_img Tags: English Men’s Open Mid Amateur, Logan Trophy, The Leicestershire 26 Jun 2019 Day will defend his Logan Trophy title Gloucestershire’s Nick Day will defend his title when the Logan Trophy is played next week at The Leicestershire Golf Club.The English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur, to give its full name, has attracted a full field of players and promises plenty of great golf when is played from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 July.Last year Day, from Henbury, produced a command performance, winning by nine-shots at Long Ashton in Gloucestershire. He has recently won his fifth county championship, warning his rivals that he’s on good form.But he can expect plenty of competition in an event which frequently produces a grandstand finish.  The field includes past winners Stephen Jensen (Woburn) and Tom Burley (Burnham & Berrow) as well as Matt Wilcox (North Hants), a past British mid-am winner.There’s lots of interest for the host club, which is fielding four players: Mark Birkenshaw, Mark Scarrett, Alan Martinez and Philip Thomason.They will have the benefit of local knowledge over the parkland course, with its many trees and fine quality greens. Until last year, the course had no par fives, but the 6th and 9th holes have now been extended with new tees to challenge the players.The championship is played over 54 holes. All competitors play 36 holes before the field is cut to the top 45 players and ties who qualify for the third day’s play.For more information, including tee times, click here.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Westport Winery Hosts Kim Roberts’s Wine and Mystery Book Club

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryGuests are invited to join winery co-owner and mystery writer, Kim Roberts’s, Wine and Mystery (WAM!) Book Club. It’s a casual couple of hours where avid mystery readers and moderate drinkers can discuss, laugh, and share the love of reading. In keeping with the premise of BAM! Roberts has chosen The Merlot Murder, A Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby as the first book.Photo courtesy: Wesport WineryThe “club” will meet the first Friday afternoon of every month at 4:00 p.m. behind the winery’s tasting bar. The first gathering is Friday, May 4 at 4pm at Westport Winery Garden Resort. Those who are interested in joining this group do not need to have read the book at this inaugural gathering.In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.last_img read more

Styler sinks Leafs in overtime lifting Rebels into series lead

first_imgBefore the first puck dropped on the Murdoch Division Semi Final between Castlegar and Nelson, Leafs Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella said for his team to be successful they must be “disciplined” against a team with a dominating power play.Monday, the Leafs witnessed first hand the dangers of rolling the dice against the Rebels.last_img

Fine for woman ‘frothing at the mouth’ when apprehended by Gardaí

first_imgA woman found ’frothing at the mouth’ became aggressive to Gardaí after being arrested.Corrina Murray (32), of 10 Glenabbey Heights, Derry, had to be restrained by Gardaí at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, on 17 June, 2017. Murray was arrested for a breach of the public order act and conveyed to Letterkenny Garda station.“She was very intoxicated, had slurred speech and was frothing at the mouth,” Garda Monaghan told Letterkenny District Court.Murray was subsequently taken by paramedics to Letterkenny University Hospital.Judge Paul Kelly issued a €150 fine, giving two months to pay.Fine for woman ‘frothing at the mouth’ when apprehended by Gardaí was last modified: June 22nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

Bonds for people with HIV/Aids

first_img27 January 2004Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has announced changes to the Usury Act to protect both banks and borrowers when the latter suffer from incurable diseases and become too ill to repay their loans.The move will see banks having little reason to refuse housing finance to people with incurable diseases such as HIV/Aids.Erwin said last week that the department of trade and industry (DTI) intends “to exempt certain money lending transactions, secured by a mortgage bond over immovable property, from the loan guarantee policy”.Under the current policy, such properties may be sold to recover amounts owed on housing loans.The notice of this exemption was published in the Government Gazette on 16 January.Under current policy, the DTI said, people with incurable diseases such as HIV/Aids can lose their homes as a result of their failure to make repayments on their bonds, with banks then selling their homes to recover the money owed to them.The new changes seek to stop such practices.The new policy will see banks getting home loan guarantees from section 21 companies such as the Home Loan Guarantee Company (HLGC), and should a person fail to repay their bond, the guarantee will pay off the loan and save the borrower’s home from being sold.HLGC chief operating officer Rudolph Willemse said his company welcomed these changes, as they wanted to see more people accessing home loans despite their HIV status.He added that his company would provide a guarantee to banks when people with incurable diseases applied for home loans – with high premiums because of the risk -as is the case with low-income earners.“Borrowers suffering from incurable diseases, whose money-lending transactions meet the notice requirements, may qualify for this exemption”, the DTI said. “As a result, special protection will be accorded to such borrowers.”The new changes will also see outstanding debt being settled without banks having to sell the bonded property in order to get their money back.The DTI said the changes would help reduce homelessness, as in the event of the death of the borrower, the person’s next of kin, particularly his or her children, would inherit the fully paid-up property.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2004 National Orders awards

first_img18 June 2004Forty-seven men and women have received South Africa’s highest honours for exceptional service rendered to their fellow countrymen and for the role they played in South Africa’s fight for freedom.President Thabo Mbeki bestowed the Order of the Baobab, Order of Luthuli, and Order of the Companions of OR Tambo on 25 South Africans and 22 foreign nationals at a gala ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Youth Day, 16 June.The recipients included diplomats, activists, trade unionists and “ordinary” people who made various extraordinary contributions to South Africa’s destiny. Order of the BaobabMbeki presented nine South Africans with the Order of the Baobab for distinguished service that went beyond the call of duty. They included:Brigalia Bam – the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission was honoured for her contribution to the democracy and the upliftment of women.Mirriam Cele – for devoting her adult life to providing homes for abused and abandoned children and Aids orphans.Frene Ginwala – South Africa’s former Speaker of Parliament was honoured for her contribution to the democracy and the upliftment of women.Allan Hendrickse – the reverend-turned-politician was honoured for the part he played in the struggle for democracy.Fabian Ribeiro, a Mamelodi doctor who was shot dead by security police in 1986, was honoured for his stance against apartheid and his role in community upliftment projects.Mpho Sebanyoni-Mothlasedi – a nurse who quit her to set up a hospice at Temba outside Hammanskraal.Cabangokuhle Zulu – a social worker who helped black veterans of World War II get welfare and pension payouts. Order of LuthuliMbeki presented 16 South Africans with the Order of Luthuli for for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation-building, human rights, justice and peace. They included:Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) – politician, journalist, human rights campaigner, novelist and translator at the turn of the 20th century. A founder member of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1912, Plaatje spent lengthy periods away from home to campaign against laws aimed at the disenfranchisecment of his people. He was the first black South African to publish a novel in English (“Mhudi”) and to translate Shakespearean plays into Setswana. He was also one of the most influential of early African newspaper editors, and the first person ever to record Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika.ZK Matthews (1925-1983) – distinguished Fort Hare academic, ANC chairman and treason triallist, ZK Matthews was one of the outstanding African academics and politicians of 20th century South Africa. He was also one of South Africa’s Christian leaders who saw to it that the gospel “escaped” from the hands of missionaries in order to be appropriated authentically by African communities.Thomas Nkobi (1922-1994) – the former ANC treasurer general and MP was a senior leader of the organisation and a key figure in the liberation struggle.Chief Frans Rasimphi Tshivhase – paramount chief of the Tshivhase people from 1930 until his death in 1952, credited with frustrating the apartheid government’s attempts to dispossess his people of their land.The Order of Luthuli was also bestowed on veteran anti-apartheid activists Amina Cachalia, Hilda Bernstein, Laloo Chiba, Mapetla Mohapi, Josie Mpama, Billy Nair, and Rita Ndzanga.Former Intelligence Minister Joe Nhlanhla, late Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete, former Pan Africanist Congress leader Clarence Makwetu, and the African National Congress’s former chief representative in the UK and Western Europe, Reginald September, also received the Order of Luthuli. Order of the Companions of OR TamboThe recipients of South Africa’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals went to 22 people who, through their roles in the struggle against colonialism worldwide, served as inspiration for the fight against apartheid. They included: Marti Ahtisaari – former UN commissioner who helped negotiate a settlement for Namibia’s independence.Salvador Allende – Chile’s first socialist president, killed in 1973 when his offices were bombarded during a coup.Kofi Annan – United Nations secretary-general since 1997.Ahmed Ben Bella – first president of independent Algeria.Amilcar Cabral – activist against Portuguese colonisation in Africa, murdered in Guinea in 1973.Martin Luther King Jnr – leading US black civil rights leader in the 1960s.Patrice Lumumba – first prime minister of independent Congo.Michael Manley – Jamaica’s prime minister from 1972 to 1980.Eduardo Mondlane – leader of the Mozambican liberation movement Frelimo, assassinated by the Portuguese secret police in Dar es Salaam in 1969.Agostinho Neto – Angola’s first post-colonial president and co-founder of the ruling MPLA.Kwame Nkrumah – first head of independent Ghana and one of the founders of the Organisation of African Unity.Julius Nyerere – founding president of Tanzania.Salim Ahmed Salim – former Tanzanian prime minister and OAU secretary-general from 1989 to 2001.Sweden’s Reiulf Steen and Thornvald Stoltenberg were among the other recipients of the order.Mbeki said the recipients of the orders stood out as beacons to guide South Africa on its journey to freedom, justice and equality.“Regardless of the long road we have to travel to translate this vision into reality, the people of South Africa are convinced that they must walk along the only highway in their universe on whose paved stones the words are engraved – we are one people, despite our diversity.”2004 national orders awards – II2003 national orders awards2002 national orders awardsSouth Africa’s national ordersOrders for ‘ordinary people’SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Changing the world through computer literacy

first_imgChange the World visited Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa to hold a Connecting Leaders workshop, during which teachers were introduced to Microsoft office programs before taking a test to evaluate their newfound skillsEducation and computer literacy are central to finding jobs in a rapidly changing workplace; recognising this Natalie Emery started the Change the World Trust, to develop office-based computer literacy skills among South Africans.After founding and running literacy programmes in Delhi, India, for three years, Emery now develops and runs computer literacy projects through the trust, with sponsorship from the Dell Development Fund and Rectron.In 2008, the Change the World Trust started with one IT training centre in Olievenhoutbosch just outside of Centurion, Pretoria, before moving its main centre to Midrand after a series of robberies.Now the organisation runs its main operations from Midrand, with two smaller training centres in Zandspruit and Diepsloot, and holds tutorials on programs such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.The organisation also offers advanced courses in web design and maintenance, and equips students with marketable IT skills.SKILLS FOR JOBS“It’s not just educational projects but also giving our students tangible skills so that they can actually go out and get jobs as well,” says Emery.“So we decided to go with computer basics and more advanced courses because we see that as a skill that is needed in the business community … if you have that skill it’s easier to get a job.”Change The World’s field team at Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa for their Connecting Leaders Programme (images: Mathiba Molefe)On what motivates her team, Emery says, “I think it’s seeing the success.“When we first started off what really motivated me was when we had 29 single young moms in our training centre in Olievenhoutbosch who weren’t able to finish high school and had very little opportunity to work because they had to care for their children.“After the training it was still very difficult for them but most of them got jobs. That was very rewarding; it showed us we were doing something right.”Emery says that just over 60% of the students who completed the training course in 2009 went on to get permanent jobs.The organisation also runs an outreach project, its IT Workshops programme, visiting schools across Gauteng.It offers school children, many of whom do not have access to a computer, lessons on how to operate one, and advanced courses similar to those available at the training centres.The organisation’s Connecting Leaders programme aims to improve teachers’ computer literacy skills to supplement their teaching and make tasks such as setting tests, and organising timetables and class rosters, easier.CONNECTING LEADERSOn 13 March 2014, Change the World visited Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa to hold a Connecting Leaders workshop, during which teachers were introduced to Microsoft office programs before taking a test to evaluate their newfound skills.Teachers successfully completing the test received proficiency certificates, and felt more confident about using the programs.Daniel Modiba, a home languages and social science teacher, said what he had learnt during the training session would make his life a lot easier; “This was very fascinating, I didn’t have an idea how to use this thing [a laptop] but as of now I have a little light at the end of the tunnel.“It was a problem for me but as of now I’m going to use this thing in front of my learners and for more personal things too.”Steven Masemola, head of the English department, said he has had a computer for some time but wasn’t quite sure how to use some of the programs, but “now I know how to use Excel and PowerPoint. I want to get a projector so that I can use the computer in the lessons to the benefit of my students and teachers during meetings.”The organisation’s Connecting Leaders programme aims to improve teachers’ computer literacy skills to supplement their teaching and make tasks such as setting tests, and organising timetables and class rosters, easierFaith Moyengwa, a trainer at Change the World, says she finds being a part of the organisation “fun and rewarding”, “especially the projects that we do going out to the schools and working with kids”.“Right now we’re busy with a project, Boot Camp; we gather high school students and they do basic web design, so that’s pretty cool.”The Boot Camp project teaches high school students how to create websites using popular programming language HTML/CSS, and techniques to create functional, attractive websites.The Boot Camp culminates in a competition in which the most promising pupils compete individually or in groups to create functional websites in four hours.The competition winners receive a tablet and a certificate of proficiency, while second and third place contestants receive 16 gigabyte and eight gigabyte flash drives respectively with their certificates.PLAY YOUR PART“All these projects would not have happened without the support from the Dell Development Fund and our fantastic sponsors,” says Emery.She encourages individuals to “get involved”, and help the non-profit to continue its work by visiting the organisation’s how-to-help page, calling its offices on +27 (0)11 455 2282, or emailing [email protected] for more information.last_img read more