Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, June 14, 2017•12:56 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to wiring in the 100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•8 a.m. Officers conducted an abandoned vehicle report in the 300 block W. 2ne, Wellington.•8:30 a.m. James D. Mashburn Jr., 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for parking an inoperable vehicle on the street.•10:41 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•11 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•11:36 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a car battery in the 2000 block N. Madison Lane, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington. •8:32 p.m. Officers took a report of found fishing poles at the City of Wellington Lake.•9:27 p.m. Officers conducted a neighbor dispute in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:15 p.m. Kasha D. Chisholm, 28, Arkansas City, Ks was arrested and confined on a Cowley County bench warrant for failure to appear.•11:25 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1500 block N. B, Wellington.last_img read more

Ask Brianna: How can I afford to have kids?

first_img“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.Q: I’m in my 20s, and my partner and I are thinking about becoming parents, but the potential expenses seem overwhelming. How can I afford to have kids?A: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s handy, terrifying Cost of Raising a Child Calculator told me that the average two-parent household in the U.S. earning less than $61,530 a year spends $11,850 to raise a child in his or her first year. Such a big number might make you think that having a baby is impossible financially.FILE – This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. “Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)But don’t get discouraged. I’d guess that very few parents went to the trouble of saving every penny they’d need before the baby arrived, especially since 37 percent of U.S. pregnancies were unplanned between 2006 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Ideally everyone’s loaded by the time they have their kids, but that’s hardly ever the case,” says Rachel Podnos, a certified financial planner at Wealth Care LLC in Washington, D.C.If you’re able to spend several months planning for your baby’s arrival, you can make small changes now that will prepare you to budget more strictly when he or she arrives. Here’s how to wrangle your finances before you become a parent.MASTER YOUR CASH FLOWIf you haven’t monitored your expenses and how they stack up to your income, commit to getting a handle on that now, says Douglas Boneparth, a New York-based certified financial planner specializing in millennials. Your monthly budget will soon include a lot more ongoing costs, such as diapers, formula and child care, plus one-time costs such as furniture, a stroller and a car seat.Use a budgeting app to track how much you spend, or keep a close eye on your bank or credit card statement each week, so you can plan how you’ll divert money to those new expenses. The good/bad news is that you probably won’t go out as often as a new parent, making saving on entertainment a little easier, Boneparth says. You’ll likely have family members clamoring to buy cute baby gear, so take them up on it with a gift registry.Research the average cost of big-ticket expenses, such as child care, in your area so you know what to expect, Podnos says. The Economic Policy Institute found that child care for a 4-year-old isn’t cheap anywhere, but the cost varies a lot by location: It costs $344 a month in rural areas of South Carolina and $1,472 a month in Washington, D.C. Find your local average cost using the institute’s Family Budget Calculator .PUT EMERGENCY SAVINGS INTO OVERDRIVEYou always need a rainy-day fund, but the amount you save should increase now that you’ll have a baby to feed and house if you or your partner loses a job. If you’ve gotten by with just $500 or $1,000 saved for emergencies, boost it to at least three months’ worth of expenses. Now’s the time to make saving a priority, even if you don’t get to that massive $11,850.You’ll need to save more money if you or your partner won’t have any income during family leave. The Family Medical Leave Act allows employees of private companies with 50 or more workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, meaning you can keep your job but won’t get a paycheck. Some states provide a more generous benefit: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island offer paid family leave, as will New York starting Jan. 1, 2018, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures . Ask your employer about your company’s leave options, too.PLAN FOR THE FUTUREAs new parents, you and your partner must do some tedious but important financial prep to make sure your child will be taken care of if you’re no longer around. You likely need life insurance, which will help cover your child’s expenses and replace your income if you die. Create a will with the help of an attorney. It should identify your child’s legal guardian if you and your partner die while he or she is a minor, Podnos says. Consider starting to save for college in a 529 plan, too, which is a state-sponsored, tax-free investment plan to help pay for education expenses.This is serious stuff. But along with saving and budgeting, it’s crucial to get it done early so you can spend precious time enjoying your little one.This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet.Brianna McGurran is a staff writer at NerdWallet. Email: bmcgurran@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @briannamcscribe.RELATED LINKS:United States Department of Agriculture: Cost of Raising a Child Calculator https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/tools/CRC_Calculator/Economic Policy Institute: Family Budget Calculator https://www.epi.org/resources/budget/National Conference of State Legislatures: State Family and Medical Leave Laws https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-family-and-medical-leave-laws.aspxNerdWallet: Saving for College: 529 Plans: https://nerd.me/6-nerdwallet-investinglast_img read more

Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

first_imgBy Daniel Routley, BC Summer Games A wild ride on the water has left a canoe team from Nelson smiling. With a time of 6:51, Kootenays (Zone 1) members Gino Catenacci, Galen Boulanger, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans completed their 500 metre, four-person canoe race Saturday morning by paddling hard in reverse. Starting in lane #5 on the far right of the course, the four boys pulled ahead of the others only to begin an accidental journey to the left of the course. With teammates and the referee calling on the team to go right, the boys still managed to end up off the course, in the bushes, and then eventually completely backwards. “We were actually going better backwards than forwards,” said Timmermans after the race. “We were more in sync going backwards!” “That’s how they paddle in the Kootenays, backwards.” announced chief official Bill Rublee on the radio. “We’re no good at the canoeing,” commented Catenacci. “We’re much better at the kayaking.” But, with only two months of training between them all, even a sixth place finish is an excellent feeling, they said. Boulanger called it “the best race I’ve ever had,” and, with smiles on their faces and excitement in their hearts, it was certainly an exciting event.last_img read more

Liberia’s Self-Assessment Study Begins

first_imgThe African Peer Review (APRM) Liberia Country Program, a specialized unit within the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), and four technical research institutes have signed agreements aimed at conducting Liberia’s self-assessment study in the context of the four pillars of its framework, a press release said yesterday.The four research institutes include Center for Democratic Governance; Agency for Economic Development and Empowerment (AEDE);Liberia Media Center (LMC) and Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD).The country self-assessment study (CSA) is a key milestone under stage one of the five APRM implementation stages. It involves the internal self-assessment of governance policies, standards and practices and the preparation of a draft report and National Program of Action (NPoA) that will be validated by a panel of eminent persons from the APR Continental Secretariat in Midrand, South Africa.Under the agreement signed recently, the four Technical Research Institutes (TRI’s), all Liberian firms, will conduct the Country’s Self-Assessment Study (CSA) around APRM’s four thematic areas as follows: political and democratic governance, also known as Center for Democratic Governance; economic governance and management (Agency for Economic Development and Empowerment); corporate governance (Liberia Media Center); and socioeconomic development (Institute for Research and Democratic Development).The Country Self-Assessment (CSA) Study, which is expected to last for three months, is in furtherance of Liberia’s commitment to undertake the APRM Country Review in June 2017.The four Technical Research Institutes (TRIs) were contracted for their professionalism and technical competence following a competitive bidding process.Meanwhile, APRM Liberia Country Program has officially launched its national sensitization campaign in Monrovia with follow-up programs expected in the fifteen counties. The objective of the campaign is to increase national awareness and sensitization of the citizens on the APRM in preparation for the country’s Self-assessment process and subsequent review. A Specialised Agency of the African Union (AU), the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), was initiated in 2002 and established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Liberia acceded to the APRM framework in 2011.APRM is a tool for sharing experiences, reinforcing best practices, identifying deficiencies, and assessing capacity-building needs to foster policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.Member countries use the APRM to self–monitor all aspects of their governance and socio-economic development. African Union (AU) stakeholders participate in the self-assessment of all branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial – as well as the private sector, civil society and the media. The APRM Review Process gives member states a space for national dialogue on governance and socio-economic indicators and an opportunity to build consensus on the way forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr Hinds cannot speak on Guyana’s multi-racial society

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to Hinds sight column by Dr David Hinds titled “Many Peoples, One Nation, One Destiny: Identity, The state media and our cricket identity”. Firstly let me say that Dr David Hinds of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) seems not qualified to speak nor write on our Guyanese oneness in our plural society and our Guyanese identity.Dr Hinds says in his column: “The instinct of oneness has always been there, but the instinct that flows from our diversity is there also. We have not done a good job at marrying the two; in many regards, we have set the two against each other. For me, this has been one of our great independence failures”!Dr Hinds is absolutely correct because he is part of the problem and not the solution when he tried to publicly accuse James Singh (an Indo-Guyanese) of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) of being bribed as a result of his silence on BaiShanLin with the intention of the Government removing him from office.This is clearly a case of promoting ethnic division in Guyana by Dr Hinds and I do appeal to the Granger Administration to ignore such hostile publications in sections of the media and focus on the task of nation-building.Further, Dr Hinds knows nothing about Guyana’s Forestry sector and the information he gets from his fellow party members in the sector is riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation. As a so-called intellectual, it is my view therefore that Dr Hinds lacks the qualifications to promote and speak on Guyanese and identity in Guyana’s multiracial society.Yours sincerely,Peter Persaudlast_img read more

Major clean-up for Region 8

first_imgThe Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) through the Natural Resources Ministry is investing million towards major clean-up works in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).Environmental Officer, GGMC, Quincy Thom (right) presenting Regional Executive Officer, Region Eight, Gavin Gunga with garbage binsSenior Environmental Officer of the GGMC, Quincy Thom told the Department of Public Information (DPI) the works will commence in Mahdia before moving on to other communities. The Commission through the Ministry over the past few days has been working along with the region to upgrade the Mahdia dumpsite.He explained that the aim is to close the entrance of the site and remove all the garbage to the back until the new landfill is opened. “The site was temporary; it should be closed off. The region through Ministry of Communities and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has identified a site, but this site is still being used because until that process is completed, the residents need somewhere to dump their garbage,” Thom explained.The site is marked with a temporary caution tape to restrict persons from indiscriminately disposing of garbage. Efforts are in place to have someone monitor the area to ensure there is proper waste disposal. With Mahdia in line for township status, it is most likely the community will see further expansion; hence the garbage situation needs to be under control, Thom said.In addition to addressing the dumpsite situation, the GGMC has also donated 120 garbage bins with covers to further boost refuse disposal in the region. Other communities targeted in the region include Mikobi, Princeville and Campbell town.“We’re hoping to enlighten residents about the Litter Act. We want persons to know they must abide by the laws and dispose of their waste in a proper manner. This ‘Clean Up My Country’ project is ongoing by the Ministry. The first one was held in Kamarang, then we went to Baramita now to close off the year, we’re at Mahdia,” the senior environmental officer underlined.The clearing and organising of the dumpsite is being undertaken by a group of companies which collaborated to form the Potaro Contracting Services. Manager, Oswald Clarke, of Clarkes Contracting Services, highlighted that before works began, the garbage was overflowing from the site onto the road.last_img read more

Wenger buzzing after Hammers demolition job

first_imgBut the Gunners temporarily silenced their critics with an emphatic victory at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday which ended a troubling run of three games without a win and lifted them within four points of fourth placed Tottenham.“We got a good response, I watched the Chelsea game again and felt in the second half we were good and we continued that here,” Wenger said.“In the first half we controlled it but West Ham were dangerous on set pieces and we got punished. In the second we played with great pace, had tremendous movement and created a lot of chances.“I never felt the players didn’t know how important these matches were. I was just worried they were a bit inhibited in the big games.“They have fantastic mentality and ability. That is what we want to show until the end of the season.”Although Arsenal recovered from a 10-point deficit to finish in the top four last season, Wenger had conceded the team’s position was beginning to concern him.And when Jack Collison fired West Ham into a shock lead in the 18th minute, it appeared the north Londoners were set to hit a new low.But, at the moment of maximum stress, Arsenal, so often accused of lacking character, finally showed some guts to equalise four minutes later through Lukas Podolski’s fine strike.Olivier Giroud put Arsenal ahead with a close-range finish from a corner in the 47th minute and that was the first of four goals in 10 minutes as the Hammers were blown away.Santi Cazorla got the third with a sublime flick and Theo Walcott added the fourth before Giroud sealed the victory with a clinical strike, leaving Wenger to salute his players’ attitude.“At 1-0 down if you concede the second goal it can go the other way. The Premier League is like that. You are in trouble as soon as you are not at your best,” he said.“I thought it was an interesting test at that moment. It was vital to equalise before half-time.“When Lukas Podolski is in that form then he is very important. He can finish and give assists, he is a team player.”Wenger also revealed Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen is likely to miss Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Brighton with an ankle injury, but he doesn’t expect the Arsenal captain to be sidelined for long.“Vermaelen was kicked and he twisted his ankle. He is a doubt for Saturday, but it is nothing major,” Wenger added.For West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, the defeat became secondary to his concern over the health of young defender Daniel Potts, who was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious following a clash of heads with Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna in the second half.“Danny has gone straight to hospital with a concussion. He couldn’t give the correct answers to the questions the doctor asked.“It was a clash of heads. I think that knocked him unconscious and then he hit the floor a a dead weight so it was a double blow.“You are concerned about the time it took to get him treated, but they have to make sure they get him on the stretcher the right way to protect the spine.“We think he will be ok. Hopefully there is no more damage to the neck or the spine.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 24 – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s 5-1 demolition of West Ham proves they are mentally strong enough to cope with the pressure of battling to finish in the Premier League’s top four.After error-strewn performances in successive defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal’s season appeared to be in danger of imploding and Wenger reportedly held crisis talks with his players earlier this week.last_img read more

Inter trash Sagna rumours

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, March 25- Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has rubbished rumours that the club are closing in on a deal for Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna.Rumours have been rife that the Italian giants are poised to make a move for Sagna, whose contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season. Ausilio has dismissed the rumours, asserting that any travelling he has done recently has had nothing to do with Sagna nor Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.“There’s no connection with my trips and the same is for Dzeko,” said Ausilio.“There is the opportunity to travel when we don’t have matches during the week. It’s an opportunity to develop contacts by being around other people in the industry,” he added.Inter have already secured the signature of Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic, who has agreed to join the Italian outfit when his current contract expires at the end of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Catholic bishops conference weighs downsizing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has proposed reducing its budget and cutting jobs, while merging several committees to streamline its work. The bishops are considering eliminating 28 jobs and leaving unfilled 35 already vacant positions from the conference’s 225-member staff. Employees who remain would contribute more toward their health insurance. The restructuring would also reduce by half the 68 committees, subcommittees and task forces that carry out the conference’s work. The changes would reduce the conference’s financial dependency on the nation’s dioceses, which provide about 10 percent of the conference’s budget. The nation’s bishops are scheduled to vote on the proposal at their assembly in November in Baltimore. At previous national meetings, several bishops had asked for relief from annual conference payments for their financially struggling dioceses. Some bishops also demanded greater efficiency in conference projects. The proposed priorities for the conference include an initiative supporting marriage, attracting candidates to the priesthood and religious life, faith and sacraments, and human life and dignity. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How Tottenham could have been European champions with help of VAR

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REPLY Then in injury time City thought they scored the goal they needed to progress to the last four when Raheem Sterling struck from close range.However, replays showed Sergio Aguero was marginally offside and the goal was chalked off. meaning Tottenham were through to their first European Cup semi-final in 57 years.But had video assistant referees existed in 1962 Spurs might have been the first English side to win the prestigious competition.Legendary Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson was convinced officials got it wrong in their semi-final first leg at Benfica where the prolific Eusebio was the star. City thought they’d won but VAR intervened Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “The ref seemed willing to accept that Greaves had scored a good goal, but the linesman raised his flag,” Nicholson wrote.Greaves thought as much, too. “I thought it was a good one. I ran between two Benfica players before shooting.“This is twice I have been ‘done’ in the European Cup.”Tottenham eventually won 2-1 in the second leg, falling just short of reaching the final. Benfica, who had beaten Barcelona in the 1961 final, retained the trophy by beating Real Madrid 5-3.Nicholson added: “I believe that, but for some marginal refereeing decisions that went against us, we would have qualified to play Real in the final — and would have gone on to win.” tense LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday cracker REVEALED REVEALED huge blow no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions In their thrilling Champions League quarter-final win against Manchester City, Tottenham were hugely thankful for VAR.First Fernando Llorente’s crucial third goal, which turned out to be the one to send Spurs through, was allowed to stand after referee Cuneyt Cakir checked footage and ruled the striker had not handled the ball prior to it going in. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Spurs fell behind on the night after only five minutes through teenage winger Antonio Simoes.A moment later, the 500 travelling Spurs fans thought Greaves had equalised.Jose Augusto fired Benfica 2-0 up on 19 minutes. 4 “We had two ‘goals’ disallowed,” he wrote in his autobiography. “The first when Jimmy Greaves beat a full-back and put the ball into the net only to be given offside and the second when Greaves pulled the ball back for Bobby Smith to ‘score’.“Greaves was certain that he was ahead of Smith when he passed, which meant that it was impossible for him to be offside.” 4 Spurs captain Danny Blanchflower shaking hands with Benfica captain Jose Aguas before the second leg of the European Cup semi final at White Hart 4 4 Nicholson won the League and FA Cup in 1962 and, despite missing out on the European Cup, still saw Spurs become the first British side to win a European trophy when they won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 Danny Blanchflower helped reduce the deficit when Smith thumped in his cross in the second half, but Augusto’s 64th-minute header gave Benfica a 3-1 lead.Spurs thought they had reduced the arrears in the dying moments but, despite two Benfica defenders on the GOAL LINE, Smith was ruled offside.To make matters worse, Greaves had another goal disallowed for offside in the second leg in front of 60,000 fans at White Hart Lane.The linesman struggled to keep up with the speed of the striker and was well behind the play with his flag raised.VAR, though, would have shown Greaves was well onside. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tottenham’s current side face Ajax over two legs for a place in the Champions League final Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more