first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, August 30, 2016•8:02 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block Morningside Drive, Wellington.•4 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telecom device in the area of Sunset, Wellington by known suspect.•4:41 p.m. Officers took a report of found key in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•6:44 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. 12th,  Wellington.last_img

first_imgThe San Diego County Police department is currently considering pressing charges against a man who went to a grocery shopping while wearing a white hood similar to that worn by the Ku Klux Klan. The incident occurred Saturday at a store in the town of Santee.approached the man and told him to either remove the hood or leave the store. The man removed his hood, paid for his groceries, and then left the store.Authorities were not called to the scene, however, they are now investigating whether or not the incident constitutes as a hate crime, and whether or not charges will be brought.“The Sheriff’s Department does not condone hate or any acts of intolerance in our communities,” the department said in a news release.last_img read more

first_imgThe decision was made at PNG Netball’s Annual General Meeting held in Alotau.PNG Netball president Julienne Leka-Maliaki said Babao-O’Neill’s appointment was a timely and positive step for the empowerment and development of women in sport in the country.“It presents great opportunities for PNG Netball to leverage under her ambassadorship and therefore we are excited about this support and the journey ahead,” said Leka-Maliaki.Babao-O’Neill said she was honoured to be the patron of a sport that has a far reaching impact on women and girls.“It has empowered many women and girls producing great role models and allowing our young girls to dream to be the best they can be.“The sport of netball is a platform to have a healthy happy life instilling essential virtues and values,” said Babao-O’Neill.last_img read more

first_imgCaldwell- Laurence Doe Innis, the brother of Liberia’s latest confirmed Ebola patient who passed away last week, has been experiencing shame and agony.The late Ruth Tugheh, 44, became ill on March 15 and admitted herself on Thursday of the same week after complaining of a sore throat and body pain. Unfortunately, Laurence was the one who took his sick sister to the hospital before her death. He says that he never knew that his sister was suffering from Ebola.According to the teary eyed man, it was his girlfriend, who’s name has not been mentioned, that helped the sick woman to sell her market of spaghetti and beans before she could was admitted to the hospital.“When Ruth couldn’t sell for herself for those four days, it was Laurence’s woman who helped. She would bring whatever she made on the school campus back to Ruth,” added Kelvin, his roommate.Laurence and his girlfriend are both being quarantined among the more than 80 people being quarantined in and around Ruth’s residence.Before Ruth’s death, rumor circulated in Caldwell about Laurence, and every day since then, Kelvin says, has been nothing but chaos for the two.Kelvin, who has become somewhat of a spokesperson for Laurence says, “The people in  the house where he lives would not allow him to enter. There came a time they began threatening to kill him and burn him alive,” he added.Kelvin says he has been actively fighting the fight against Ebola since it entered Caldwell before Ruth’s case. He feels that Laurence’s situation is sad.“He can’t even go home. I had to call the police the other night because of the chaos in our yard. They said he had Ebola according to one of my colleagues, Paradise, who came to our house to tell them,” he shared.“But it’s a lie.  So far Laurence has not begun to show any signs of sickness, so what my colleague did was bad,” he added.According to Paradise, who is an active contact tracer, he says he was not the one to have started the stigma on Laurence.“The yard says a boy driving a motorcycle gave them the information and since everyone knows that I drive one, they asked if it was me by name, and they said yes. But I would never do that,” he stated.Meanwhile, Laurence was whisked away to a secret location early last week by an organization that asked not to be mentioned.“He’s being protected for 21 days until we can figure out how to help him. Now that his sister has died, he was among the group that went to bury her and has decided to stay where we did the burial,” one of the organizers mentioned.Laurence, who does nothing but cry when he thinks about his family’s ordeal, seems to be in a safe place now.  Everyone in Caldwell has wished the family well and look forward to hearing that no one else has fallen to the disease.“So far Ruth’s daughter’s second test came back negative and she is okay, but we still worry for Laurence, his woman and the boy who slept with Ruth. We pray all goes well for them,” Kelvin added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img2. Dennis Wurst3. Darrin Morin4. AJ EvertonSunday Mini Sprints Senior1.Dylan Beaumont2. Carissa Elliot3. Cody LeClercMini Juniors1. Reegan Krahn2. Camryn Beaumont3. Tyler McElderryMini Adults1. Clint Mason2. Rich Hildebrand3. Justin TackaberrySports1. Tyler Jacklin2. Cam Campbell3. Al ScarfoIMCA Modified1. Trent Guest2. Brian Roode3. Tom Hynes4. Dennis WurstMonday Mini Sprints Senior1. Dylan Beaumont2. Carissa Elliot3. Cody LeClercMini Juniors1. Reegan Krahn2. Camryn Beaumont3. Tyler McElderryMini Adults1. Clint Mason2. Justin Tackaberry3. Rich HildebrandSports1. Cam Campbell2. Matt Burdock3. Al ScarfoIMCA Modified1. Brian Roode2. Trent Guest3. Dennis Wurst4. Johnny Beaumont 1. Al Scarfo2. Cam Campbell3. Tyler JacklinIMCA Modified1. Trent GuestAdvertisement Mini Adults1. Rich Hildebrand2. Clint Mason3. Justin TackaberrySportsAdvertisement Mini Juniors1. Reegan Krahn2. Camryn Beaumont3. Tyler McElderryAdvertisement This past weekend wrapped up this year’s racing season at Taylor Speedway. The track held its final races giving fans one last taste of the high speed excitement the track has provided throughout the summer.The final weekend of races featured five different driving classes, each crowning its own winner. Below is the list of winners within each division:Saturday Mini Sprints Senior- Advertisement -1. Carissa Elliot2. Kaden Beebe3. Dylan BeaumontAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLuis Suarez makes his return to football this weekend when he is expected to play for Barcelona against Real Madrid.El Clasico will see Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar take on Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema (Gareth Bale is injured).That is not the only derby taking place, though, as Greek sides Olympiakos and Panathinaikos go head-to-head, so talkSPORT looks at five of football’s craziest derbies, ranked by footballderbies.com.Click the arrow to see the top five. 1. Fenerbahce v Galatasaray: Turkey (Intercontinental Derby) – The recent encounter, known as the K?talararas? Derbi, between the two, won by Galatasaray 2-1, saw Gala fans recreate Graeme Souness’ iconic 1996 celebration (picture from @GalatasaraySK). The Scot, then manager, provoked the opposition when he planted a flag into the Fenerbahce pitch after a Turkish Cup final win – fuming was not the word… 3. Celtic v Rangers: Scotland (The Old Firm) – Police in Glasgow may be missing out on valuable overtime after Rangers were booted out of the top flight in 2012, but their health is presumably much better. The back pages are usually dominated for days leading up to this highly anticipated clash. 6 5. Flamengo v Fluminense: Brazil (Fla-Flu), Red Star Belgrade v Partizan Belgrade: Serbia (Eternal Derby), Roma v Lazio: Italy (Il Derby Capitolino) – In Brazil, Flamengo’s football team was created in 1911 after nine players from Fluminense broke away to form a rival side in Rio, while in Belgrade, Red Star and Partizan contest what is known in Serbia as Veciti Derbi – Eternal Derby. The fixture between Roma and Lazio in Italy is well known for the chaos that can follow when the two sides meet in the capital. 2. Boca Juniors v River Plate: Argentina (El Superclasico) – Both clubs were actually formed in La Boca in Buenos Aires, but River left in the late 1930s and set up in the money bags area of Nunez (hence the Los Millonarios nickname) while Boca stayed put. Head to either stadium and it is a see of colour – blue and yellow for Boca Juniors and red and white for River Plate. 6 6 6 6 4. Olympiakos v Panathinaikos: Greece (Derby of Eternal Enemies) – Traditionally Olympiakos represented the working class and Panathinaikos the upper class in Athens. Once the petrol bombs have been dealt with (first image) the local police will tell you that they’re both as bad as each other. Even players aren’t safe… Click the arrow to see five of football’s craziest derbies – This weekend sees two big derby clashes as Real Madrid and Barcelona go head-to-head in Spain, while in Greece Olympiakos and Panathinaikos play out the ‘Derby of Eternal Enemies’. Two hate-filled fixtures, so talkSPORT looks at the world’s most highly-charged football matches. 6last_img read more

first_img 7 7 7 6. The Champions League goal record – On club football’s biggest stage, who has produced the goods? Once again, it’s Ronaldo first, followed by Messi. Ronaldo currently has 93 Champions League goals in his career while Messi has 83. 7 7. The most European Golden Shoes – read all about Ronaldo’s goal scoring feats, below, then click the arrow above, right, to see six more reasons the Portugal superstar is better than Lionel Messi – The European Golden Shoe is awarded every season to the player who has recorded the highest goals tally out of all the European leagues. Ronaldo has won the award four times, including once for Manchester United, while Messi has clinched the honour three times. 7 4. The better all-round athlete – There’s surely no disputing who the superior athlete is. Ronaldo’s incredible strength, jump height and raw speed simply cannot be matched by Messi. 5. The most given to charity – On top of all his footballing achievements, Ronaldo has been named the world’s most charitable sports star by dosomething.org. He even sold his 2011 European Golden Shoe award for €1.5m to fund schools in Gaza. 3. Ballons d’Or in two different countries – Messi (five) might have won more Ballons d’Or than Ronaldo (three), but the latter has claimed his World Player of the Year awards with teams from two different countries. The only other player to have achieved the same is the Brazilian Ronaldo, for Inter Milan and Real Madrid. 7 Cristiano Ronaldo has done it. He’s clinched a trophy with his country, Portugal.And so the question resurfaces, once again – who’s better: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?The La Liga rivals have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the past six years, but Ronaldo now firmly has bragging rights after success with his country at this summer’s European Championship.His triumph, to rub it in even further, arrives only a few weeks after Messi announced his retirement from Argentina in the aftermath of their Copa America final defeat to Chile.Should the Barcelona forward remain loyal to his decision, his chances of lifting a trophy with his country are over.And so talkSPORT has put together seven reasons why Ronaldo should be considered the better player – check out our points by viewing the slideshow above.For great videos, head over to the talkSPORT YouTube channel here and subscribe free of charge! 2. Trophies in two different countries – While Messi’s trophy haul is better than Ronaldo’s, Portugal’s star boasts two different league titles – in England and in Spain. He also conquered Europe with both Manchester United (in 2008) and Real Madrid (in 2014 and 2016). 7 1. The international tournament – Portugal’s winning of the 2016 European Championship gives Ronaldo the edge over Lionel Messi on the international stage. The latter has lost one World Cup and three Copa America finals, while his rival has lost one Euro final and won one, too.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Bay by Kate SlevinSend your pictures to info@donegaldaily.comOur main image was taken by Kate Slevin on Saturday evening, looking out from Donegal Town on Donegal Bay.Inishowen Sunrise by Bren Whelan Pauric Duffy had breakfast with this sunrise over DrumkeenMary Rodgers took this picture of sunset in Burtonport. Superb Mary           SIMPLY STUNNING: MORE OF YOUR DONEGAL PICTURES was last modified: January 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SIMPLY STUNNING: MORE OF YOUR DONEGAL PICTURESlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake When paramedics hugged Bob McCarty, he knew. He knew that his beautiful curly haired son who as a toddler brazenly batted his eyes at waitresses, who later grew to 6 feet 4 inches tall and excelled at football and lacrosse, that his boy with a knack for mathematics and language classes, was dead. Although the coroner declared it an accident, Mike McCarty died from the tragic consequences of abusing everyday products to get high – a growing and troubling trend on the rise with adolescents. Teens don’t need drug dealers for a fix. They’re finding it in medicine cabinets, under the kitchen sink and in the garage. It can be a bottle of cough medicine. A bottle of nail polish remover. A can of air freshener. A package of cold pills. Inhalant abuse on the rise Mike McCarty died after bagging – where aerosol and vapor-containing items are poured into a bag and inhaled. It’s similar to huffing – where similar products are sprayed into a rag and then breathed in. Both uses rob the brain of oxygen, creating a dizzy, buzzed feeling for a few minutes. It can also lead to sudden death. Inhalant abuse made headlines years ago when its popularity peaked among adolescents. But it’s steadily rising again, gaining ground with over-the-counter drug abuse, which experts say is soaring among adolescents. The practice involves taking regular cough, cold or allergy medicine in large doses, which can give hallucinogenic effects. WEST HILLS – He was already brain dead by the time his parents broke down the bathroom door. Mike McCarty had no heart beat. He was not breathing. He was 14. Earlier he said that he was going to shower before heading out to the movies. But when the water ran too long, Bob and Laurie McCarty knew there was a problem. The frantic parents banged on the locked bathroom door. They scrambled for the keys. When they got through, a plastic bag lay to their son’s side. The recent eighth-grade graduate had taken spray paint from the garage, squirted it into the bag and inhaled it to get high. Overcome by paint vapors, the young man had lost consciousness. His listless body slumped forward. His face dropped into the plastic bag. He became asphyxiated. “You think why on Earth would I take something that I could spray my motorcycle with and inhale it into my lungs, and the answer is 14-year-old kids aren’t that smart, and they don’t have a sense of dying,” Bob McCarty said. Many kids don’t consider these products as real drugs, such as marijuana and methamphetamines, because the items come from home and convenience marts and not from dealers. They also don’t consider themselves taking drugs either. But the products remain an attraction to curious adolescents, in part because they’re cheap and easy to get. These items also fly under the nose of many moms and dads who realistically wouldn’t question markers, computer cleanser or other household products sitting in their children’s rooms. Still, even parents keeping watch for signs of drug use can overlook the symptoms because they’re only looking for what they know – the stench of marijuana, the smell of beer. They don’t always recognize the rags, cotton balls or bottles of spray deodorant on the night stand as other possibly signs of drug use. “Huffing and over-the-counter medications scare me the most out of everything right now,” said Cary Quashen, president of the Santa Clarita-based Action Family Counseling and Action Parent-Teen Support program. “Kids make contracts not to do drugs, but to them these aren’t drugs.” Quashen said that nearly all of the 1,000 teens in treatment at Action’s nine clinics and two residential treatment centers have huffed and abused over-the-counter medications at one time. Availability, excitement and lack of knowledge about the drugs are the main reasons why they’ve become so popular, he said. Beginners to addicts Its prevalence is found at all levels of drug use, from young experimenters to young habitual users. Even slick users who’ve moved onto harder drugs sometimes return to huffing and over-the-counter medications when they’re supposedly in recovery, because they are usually not detectable in drug tests. Tom Hedrick, director of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, said inhalants and medicine abuse are the two biggest problems that the nonprofit is seeing and are also the least understood, with parents being even less aware of it. One in five children have tried huffing or bagging, with use starting in third and fourth grade, then peaking among eighth-graders before it slows down, according to the New York-based organization. In 2004, the nonprofit reported an increase of inhalant use, after a two-year decline, and expects the trend to continue in 2005, because fewer kids view the behavior as dangerous, Hedrick said. “You can literally die trying it once,” Hedrick said. “The biggest problem is that so few people know what’s going on. It happens under the radar screen.” At a recent Action Parent-Teen Support Group meeting at Saugus High School, nearly all 33 students raised their hands when asked if they ever tried inhalants. Suddenly stories about inhaling whipped cream cans – whippets – and Dust-Off, called dusting, filled the classroom. Another got high from the spray deodorant Axe. One teen talked about going into flops – seizures – when he once inhaled too much. He and his friend were in the woods getting high when that happened. Easy to get Sascha Aquino was 16 and alone at home the first time she inhaled Dust-Off, a can of compressed air used to clean computers. She had heard from others about the high it gives and was curious about it. So she put the whole nozzle in her mouth and pressed down, not knowing that the ingredients could be deadly. She used it a few more times after that, in part, she said because it was easy to get to. “You could go to Best Buy and open it up and do it there without having to take it home,” she said. About 1.7 million 12- to 17-year-olds were estimated to have used inhalants in 2004, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency with the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency reported similar use for 2003. “You’re talking about a problem that is not going away,” said spokeswoman Leah Young. “These are numbers that one does have to worry about, because kids can die instantly.” Aquino later moved onto Coricidin Cough and Cold, known as Triple C, and Robitussin. Both over-the-counter medications contain dextromethorphan, nicknamed DXM, which has been discovered by adolescents in the last five years, said Richard Geller, medical toxicologist and director of the California Poison Control System in Fresno. Aquino would check the ingredients on back of the medications and if there was more than 15 milligrams of dextromethorphan inside, she’d use it. Robitussin especially seemed to give her strength, and the teen would drink two bottles each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes a co-worker did it with her. They read on the Internet about reaching different plateaus with the drug with the highest being an out-of-body experience. They tried over and over to achieve that. The cycle continued off and on for about two years for Aquino. She has since quit all drug use and is in recovery. Ten percent of kids Over-the-counter drug use has grown from modest to startling proportions over the last 18 months, Hedrick said, noting that one in 10 kids have reported using cough medicine to get high. Ashley Lane was 13 when she first started drinking, huffing and smoking pot. When she and her friends didn’t have money to get high for a hook up, they stole Coricidin from drug stores for a quick fix. She took 10 pills at a time, and when she built up a tolerance, she moved onto 15. One night, Lane and a friend each took 20 pills, and then they went their separate ways. The friend ended up in the emergency room. Meanwhile Lane went to the movies where she threw up and began to pass out. But another friend took her home, keeping her up all night playing music and smoking cigarettes so she wouldn’t fall asleep. Lane, who also snorted methamphetamines, never touched Coricidin again. Now 16, she has been sober for more than seven months. She said Coricidin was scarier than methamphetamines. “I knew a lot of tweakers and when you’re spun, you know what’s going on, but you’re paranoid,” Lane said. “I knew what was going on when I was on meth. But when I was on Coricidin, I didn’t know.” Seeking solutions Some are wondering what more can be done to protect adolescents from misusing these products. While Congress battles over setting a federal standard for selling medicines containing pseudoephedrine, which can be extracted and used to cook methamphetamines, some are wondering if more products, such as Robitussin and Coricidin should also be considered. Manufacturers in the past have sometimes changed the ingredients of their products to prevent drug abuse. Pseudoephedrine was replaced in some medications with prenlephrine, a weaker and less effective drug. When Liquid Paper was a popular pick for bagging, manufacturers removed the solvent that could make people high, said Geller. Products abused as inhalants should be put behind the counter with the buying age set at 18, because their effects can be equally as deadly, said McCarty. It could be added to the list of products that teens under 18 can’t buy, such as spray paint and diet pills containing ephedrine. The downward spiral “I can’t explain how wiped out this stuff should be,” McCarty said. It’s been only four months since the McCartys buried their son. A year ago, Mike was doing well at Chaminade Middle School. But last spring, he was caught with alcohol in his locker. School officials wanted to expel him, but the family pleaded to let the boy stay and asked that he be assigned to perform community service so he could graduate with his friends. But the answer was no. Instead of an expulsion, however, he was allowed to withdraw from the school. That’s when the boy’s life quickly unraveled, his dad said. He began smoking pot, tried cocaine, huffed, bagged and took Robitussin and Coricidin in large quantities. The McCartys then sent their son to a treatment center for help. During his admission, a counselor asked Mike if he ever tried Dust-Off. Bob McCarty had never heard of Dust-Off before but decided to let it go, because there was so much more going on that day. Two weeks later Mike came home and had sworn off drugs. Passing regular drug tests, the 14-year-old seemed clean and clear for about 45 days. The family thought their son’s days of addiction were over. But there was more to come. Mike had found another way to get high – huffing and bagging. Neither shows up on the drug tests. The family had no idea that he was still getting high until they found him that August day in the bathroom. Their brain dead son was kept alive at the hospital on a respirator for four days while the family absorbed what had just happened. “From April to August. Four months. With a busy parent, that’s nothing. And boom.” McCarty said. Counselors see increases At the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley, more teens are coming in who have been using over-the-counter medications, said Susan Shaddock, director of program services. Shaddock said that these drugs have always been abused by teens, but that every once in a while, something happens to bring them to the attention of adolescents. This time, she wonders if it’s the focus these medications are getting in some stores that have voluntarily put them behind the counter. State law limits sales of products with pseudoephedrine to consumers, allowing about nine grams of the drug per purchase. That’s typically about two to three bottles of pseudophedrine-containing medicine. Some chain drug stores and retailers have also voluntarily placed products containing dextromethorphan, such as NyQuil and Robitussin, behind the counter. But that brings awareness to the drugs and for some, it’s a reason to try, she said. Still, she said that anything to curb drug use is worth a shot. But how do you regulate products used for huffing, bagging and over-the-counter medications when the possibilities for abuse are found in hundreds of them? That, some say, is when parents need to be the regulators. The problem is that many don’t know what to look for or that the situation even exists. Shaddock agrees, adding that everything can’t be kept under lock and key. “Regulations make it more difficult, and if they’re that difficult maybe they won’t use it,” Shaddock said. “But if they’re trying that hard to get out of their reality, they’ll try something else.” — Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com160Want 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

first_imgThe Dungloe Sewerage Action Group has called on Minister of State Dinny McGinley to say when the scheme will be installed. The group says that Minister McGinley told the nation on RTE radio on August the 12th of this year that a state of the art sewerage network for Dungloe was to start in weeks rather than months.The group says this has not materialised. The Dungloe Sewerage Group attended a meeting in Dungloe Public Service Centre and was told that almost all the necessary paper work was in place and that “the contractor (Coffey Water Ltd) would be commencing works on the new sewerage scheme before Christmas”.The Dungloe Sewerage Action Group has been constantly monitoring progress of the proposed New Dungloe Sewerage Scheme.The group have been in regular contact with the agreed Contractor, however, yesterday Tuesday the 3rd the group was informed via a phone call with Coffey Water Ltd, that Coffey Water Ltd were no longer in a position to discuss the New Dungloe Sewerage Scheme.Spokesperson for the Action Group Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “This is very concerning taking into account the potential threat to public health that exists in the vicinity of the existing wastewater treatment & disposal arrangement”. The Dungloe Sewerage Action Group is now asking Minister of State Dinny McGinley to explain to the people of Dungloe & Glenties, why works on these proposed schemes did not start within weeks as announced on RTE radio and when they will start. SEWERAGE PRESSURE GROUP ASK MINISTER McGINLEY FOR DATE FOR SCHEME was last modified: December 5th, 2013 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:DUNGLOE SEWERAGE SCHEMEMinister Dinny McGinleylast_img read more