Mom, son, fiancée charged for circulating fake US $14,650

first_imgGranted bail: Dexter ThompsonRemanded: Yelitza LopezSimone ThompsonA Guyanese woman along with her son and his Venezuelan fiancée were hauled before the court on Friday, to answer a string of charges involving the counterfeiting of large sums of United States (US) dollars.Charged were 40-year-old Simone Thompson; her son Dexter Thompson, 26; and his 26-year-old fiancée, Yelitza Lopez. The trio stood before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer to separate charges at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Simone Thompson denied the five charges, which detailed that between March 25, 2019 and April 28, 2019 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, she uttered to Saheed Harrinarine, Ravindra Rajnauth, Ravindra Persaud, Monila Atkins and Mondell Smith US$3850 knowing the money was forged.Meanwhile, the younger Thompson also denied that between January 23, 2019, and May 14, 2019, at Georgetown, he uttered to Quills Optical and Omel Del Toro a total sum of US$4300, knowing same to be forged.Lopez was slapped with three charges, with the first alleging that on May 15, 2019 without lawful authorisation or excuse, she had in her possession a total of 44 forged US$50 bills.The other charges detailed that between January 23, 2019, and May 15, 2019, at Georgetown she uttered to Quills Optical and Rooklin Del Toro a total of US$4300 knowing same to be forged.The defendant, through an interpreter denied the charges.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh did no object to bail for the Thompsons but requested that the court set out conditions if it is granted. However, the prosecutor objected to bail for Lopez on the grounds that she is not a Guyanese and poses a flight risk.Magistrate Daly released the Thompsons on $350,000 bail, while Lopez was remanded to prison. As a condition for bail the mother and son have to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarter once per week until the completion of the case.The case will continue on June 14.last_img read more

Whittier College plans to give writers honorary doctorates

first_img“Their visit is truly an educational opportunity for this community.” The Chilean- born Allende, 65, considered one of the most prolific and lauded Latin American writers of her time, is best known for her book, “House of the Spirits,” which was made into a movie. She has written more than a dozen novels, short stories and plays and has won numerous literacy awards and honors. Gordon, 70, who graduated from Whittier High in 1955, is an attorney who also became a community activist for Spanish-speaking men and women injured on the job. He has written three novels, including “The Chinese Jars” and “The King of the Bottom.” WHITTIER – Famed authors and humanitarians Isabel Allende and husband William Gordon, a Whittier High School graduate, will receive honorary doctorates from Whittier College during a formal ceremony, reception and book-signing on campus Thursday. This is the first such event for the college, which had previously awarded honorary degrees to guests and speakers only during annual commencement ceremonies. But this year, officials decided to do something different to provide more room for honorees to meet with students and interact with them in class. “We are so fortunate to be able to attract these two people to our campus and our community, and have them share their time with us,” said college President Sharon Herzberger. Together, the couple established the Isabel Foundation in 1996 in memory of their daughter, Paula Frias. The foundation seeks social justice and empowerment of women, girls and children. “The accomplishments of both authors are in line with Whittier College’s mission and how we educate students,” said literature professor Doreen O’Connor-Gomez, who helped organize Thursday’s ceremony. “(Gordon) has said he feels very connected to the college because the excellent teachers he had at Whittier High graduated from Whittier College,” O’Connor- Gomez said. “And they were both chosen primarily for their humanitarian efforts and their commitment to the community and education.” On Thursday, Allende and Gordon will visit a class in the afternoon, then receive their honorary doctorates of humane letters during a formal ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. Allende and Gordon will speak briefly, then the college will hold a dessert reception and the authors will be available to sign books. The ceremony, reception and book-signing is free of charge and open to the public. The authors will make two more appearances at the college on Friday morning before wrapping up their visit, officials said. For more information on the event, call (562) 907-4912. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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 launch of Trash N Fashion. Pic by Brian McDaid.The Donegal community comes together this week to support Trash N Fashion 2016 in aid of Jigsaw Donegal.The event takes place this Thursday May 19th @ 8pm at the the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.This is a secondary school competition, where students design and create wearable art fashion.Pieces, and then go head to head on a catwalk to compete for “Best Trash N Fashion creation, accessorise, up cycle and this year’s new addition of 1916 to celebrate the Centenary.” The business community of Letterkenny have supported this initiative through sponsorship and without their help this could not happen.The event is spearheaded by Karen Murphy, Speech Drama & Communication and Evelyn Mc Glynn of Evelyn Mc Marketing.Thanks to…..Hegarty Ford Letterkenny, DS Environmental, Letterkenny Tool Hire, DNK Media Production, Pinehill Studio & SM Fitness, Zona Dance, Ferry’s Refuse, Greene’s Shoes, Indulgence Beauty Safetech, Errigal Montessori, Stateside American Diner, MNG Moira Ni Ghallachoir, Donegal Ice Road Trekkers, Letterkenny Tidy Towns, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Shop LK, Customer Service Ireland, Martin Anderson Sonder, Carolynne Harrison, Shandon Hotel, Shona Chambers, Conor Crossan Financial Consultancy, Larissa Feeney & Co Accountants, Northwest Hearing and Mobility, Glenard Plant Ltd., Marty Friel Cafe Nation, Teen Grill, Mc Ginley Furniture, Ivan Kerr, Tara Art Supplies, Four Lanterns, Bogbean Designs, Magee’s Chemist, Berry Layne, G&G, R Mc Cullagh’s Jewellers, Donegal Stationery, C&M Embroidery, Oakfield Park, Michael Murphy Sportwear, Mc Elhinneys, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Beaus & Belles, Sculpt Studio, Extreme Adventures, Arena 7, Campsie Karting, Euronics Ben Sweeney, Celtic Feast. COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER FOR TRASH N FASHION IN AID OF JIGSAW was last modified: May 16th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Who is Callum Hudson-Odoi? Meet the Chelsea academy product

first_img Getty Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 4 4 Over the past few years Chelsea have come in for criticism for not having enough faith in their academy products.John Terry, who made his debut for the Blues 20 years ago, was the last true star to emerge from the training fields at Cobham – but now there’s a new kid on the block. ALTERED 4 FOOTBALL LATEST Despite interest from Europe’s finest, Hudson-Odoi signed a professional contract last summer which runs until 2020.He has starred in the England youth setup and bagged 5 goals in 22 games for the under-17 squad, helping them to the World Cup triumph last year.Still just 17 years old, he has regularly featured in pre-season and looks set to play a part in the first-team under new boss Maurizio Sarri. gameday How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The youngster has smashed in goals throughout the age groups NEW ERA center_img Hudson-Odoi caught the eye in the pre-season clash with Arsenal Getty who plays? Hudson-Odoi was a key member of the England under-17 World Cup winning side When did he make his Chelsea debut?Antonio Conte was also impressed with Hudson-Odoi’s rapid progress in the youth setup.On January 28, Hudson-Odoi made his first-team debut in the FA Cup tie against Newcastle, coming on as a second-half substitute.And he didn’t have to wait much longer to appear in the Premier League, appearing in the 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth three days later. Promoted to the under-23 reserve side at just 16, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front-three and is at his best cutting in from the wings.The youngster proved he’s got an eye for goal last term, netting four times in three Football League trophy matches.And in the FA Youth Cup – which Chelsea won for a FIFTH consecutive season – he crashed in a stunning ten goals and seven assists from seven games. Who is Callum Hudson-Odoi?Born in November 2000 just a stones-throw from Stamford Bridge in Wandsworth, Hudson-Odoi is from a family of footballers.He’s the son of former Hearts player Bismark Odoi and his older brother Bradley is currently on the books at Wealdstone.Hudson-Odoi joined Chelsea at under-8 level, with coaches immediately impressed by his natural talent and speed. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 4 Getty His performances earned him a first-team debut in January Getty Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and morelast_img read more


first_imgAre Leaders born or made?This is just one of the questions to be posed at the event “In Conversation with Sir Gerry Robinson” that is taking place takes place on 18th September in the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7pm.Gerry Robinson is a native of Donegal and lives in Raphoe but he has spent the majority of his career working in the UK, turning round major organisations. While he is well known here for his beautiful gardens at Oakfield Park he has gained public recognition for his TV programmes that saw him working with small businesses, encouraging families to work on their inheritance issues and he even tried to sort out the NHS. It is this wide ranging experience that sets him apart, that gives him the breadth of knowledge across very different sectors.John Watson from Letterkenny Chamber says “I watched a talk he did previously and even in the few minutes I picked up tips that I could apply immediately. He seems to apply just the right amount of common sense at the right time and is an inspirational and motivational leader.“I believe this event will inspire all those who attend whether they are managers, business owners or employees. Gerry seems to use down to earth language and is a great communicator. We have been trying for a while to persuade Gerry to speak for us so we are very much looking forward to this event. ”Gerry will be interviewed by Donegal native Katriona McFadden. Katriona hails from Milford, Since graduating in Journalism she immediately started work as a reporter with the current-affairs show Five Seven Live on RTÉ Radio One and has since worked in a variety of jobs in RTÉ including as a reporter on The Tubridy Show, The Business with John Murray, Drivetime Sport with Des Cahill and Drivetime with Mary Wilson. She has made several RTÉ radio documentaries including The East Link (about EU accession) and Five Days in Tallinn.In 2006 she co-presented an RTE1 television series, Community Challenge and has worked as a contributor for RTE1’s The Afternoon Show.She is currently working as a features reporter on Mooney and Mooney Goes Wild with Derek Mooney on RTÉ Radio One. This year she was lucky enough to get to go to Azerbaijan to cover the Eurovision Song Contest!Katriona will be asking Gerry questions on themes chosen by those attending making it an interactive and engaging event covering everything from his own personal experience to management of large organisations.This is a rare opportunity to hear from Gerry Robinson. The event costs just €20 per person. It is booking up fast so to avoid disappointment get in contact as soon as possible with Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email toni@letterkennychamber.comSIR GERRY GETTING READY FOR A GOOD OLD GRILLING was last modified: September 11th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Chambersir gerry robinsonlast_img read more


first_imgTEACHERS have today laid the blame for a night of violence in Letterkenny on the shoulders of parents.There are claims today that there were a number of fights and scuffles in the town last night following the release of the Junior Cert results.But a number of teachers have contacted Donegal Daily to complain – about the parents of the children. “These are 15 and 16 year old kids,” a teacher at one Letterkenny school said today, “and this so-called tradition of kids going out on the town is just ridiculous.“This has to stop. The culture surrounding the Junior Cert results has to change – they should not be out on the town where children will inevitably drink and drink far too much.“What is wrong with having a family celebration over a meal like children do in Europe? I don’t think any parent who allows a kid to go out and drink can complain.”Another teacher contacted us to say: “It is disgusting that some people were beaten up last night in Letterkenny. I was angry when I heard about it. “But I also have to say this culture in this country of getting drunk at that age is simply wrong. Parents need to ask themselves – is it my fault?” PARENTS TO BLAME FOR VIOLENT JUNIOR CERT ROWS – TEACHERS was last modified: September 13th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Former Kasasiro Ntege signs for URA FC

first_img Tags: Ashraf MandelaBrian MajwegaDouglas KisemboHassan Kalega.ivan ntegeIvan SserubiriKCCA FCMikidadi SsenyongaMutundwe LionsNtege Anwaru MustafaSam SsimbwaSiraje Ssentamutownship rollersURA FC Ntege puts pen to paper on a two-year deal with URA FC. (PHOTO/URA FC)By Innocent OjaraKAMPALA – Former KCCA FC midfielder Ivan Ntege has made a shocking return to the Uganda Premier League after putting ink on paper for the free-spending tax collectors, Uganda Revenue AuthorityIvan Ntege popularly known as “Kojja” by his fans has joined URA FC on a two-year deal as a free agent following the expiration of his contract at Botswana outfit Township Rollers and no effort was made towards renewing it.The holding midfielder is expected to fill the disconnect that was created by Siraje Ssentamu in the heart of URA’s midfield following his return switch to Kitende based side SC Vipers.The dynamic and energetic midfielder completed his move to Township Rollers in 2017, winning the Botswana Premier League twice and one Mascom Top 8 cup with the club.URA FC coached by Sam Simbwa has been very busy in this transfer market and has already captured the signatures of eight players with Ivan Ntege making a total of 9 new recruits.Ntege has previously played for Mutundwe Lions before joining the Kasasiros where he featured for 6 years; he has also been a key figure for the Uganda Cranes in both African cup qualifiers and African Nations Championships campaigns.Ntege will join the list of new recruits with other players like Mikidadi Ssenyonga, Ivan Sserubiri, Douglas Kisembo, Brian Majwega, Ashraf Mandela, Ntege Anwaru Mustafa and Hassan Kalega.Player Profile Date of Birth: Sep 8, 1994Place of Birth: Kampala UgandaAge: 24Height: 1.66 mCitizenship: UgandaPosition: Midfielder – Defensive MidfieldFoot: rightCurrent club: URA Kampala URA KampalaJoined: Jul 12, 2019Contract until: – 2021Comments last_img read more

Skype for Windows to Start Displaying Ads

first_imgRelated Posts The popular VOIP service Skype will start displaying advertising in its Home tab beginning this week.The company has just announced the change, insisting that, “the Skype experience is our first priority.” The move to bring advertising to the Skype environment comes as the telephony company makes its move for a planned IPO this year. While Skype has an estimated 177 million active users, only around 8.1 million are paying subscribers. The addition of advertising will give the company another revenue stream.“We think this is an interesting opportunity for advertisers,” says Doug Bewsher, Skype’s chief marketing officer in an interview in Ad Age. “This is a premium placement to engage with our users.” Indeed, people spend a lot of time on sites like Skype, and while Bewsher notes that ads on other social networking sites like Facebook can be small and unobtrusive, ads in Skype may offer more user engagement – “click to call,” perhaps. Currently, the advertising is set to only appear in the Home tab in Skype for Windows, although the company says it might experiment with ads in other areas and with other clients eventually. The ads won’t interrupt your VOIP experience – no “annoying pop-up ads or flashy banner ads in middle of conversations,” insists Skype. Skype says the ads will only appear occasionally, and the initial plan is to show one ad from one brand per day. Ads are rolling out in the U.S., U.K., and German markets first.The advertising may use non-personally identifiable demographic data – your location, gender and age – in order to target ads and deliver relevant content. But you will be able to opt out of allowing Skype to share this data with advertisers.Skype has become immensely popular, in no small part because it’s offered its services for free. As Skype moves towards its initial public offering, ads appear to be one path to monetize those users. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#NYT#voice#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watterslast_img read more

Get to Know The Dynamic Zoom Tool In Resolve 14

first_imgWorking with stills in your video project? Check out DaVinci Resolve 14’s dynamic zoom tool to add some life to your images.Cover image via Shutterstock.There are countless editing tasks that eat away at our precious time, even though the operations themselves are relatively small. For example, setting keyframes so that an image will pan or zoom in takes perhaps 30-40 seconds too long. If you’re a wedding videographer or photographer who offers the full range of video and photography packages, you may find yourself editing stills into the video. Of course, to keep things looking energetic, you’re going want to animate movement to these stills. If you do this often enough, I’m sure it’ll shock you how many hours you’ve spent animating a slight zoom into a still — or even into video footage.Thankfully, in Resolve 14 we can use something called Dynamic Zoom to do this. We simply activate the tool in the inspector, and Resolve will add an automated zoom to the image. Since the DSLR uprising, the term preset has carried negative connotations of quick color grading presets that tend not to look great. But presets, when used correctly, can increase the efficiency of your workflow. Let’s have a look at the Dynamic Zoom.In Resolve, import your media (still or video clip), and place it on the timeline. With your media selected, open the inspector panel, and in the fourth section down, you’ll find the dynamic zoom tool. Simply click the switch to on, and the dynamic zoom will activate on your clip.If we revert to our timeline area and click play, you can now see that our clip is slightly zoomed in, and it will zoom out to its original framing at the end of playback. No matter the duration of your clip, the degree of zoom doesn’t change. The only factor that will change is the speed of the zoom. The shorter a clip, the faster the zoom; the longer a clip, the shorter the zoom.However, in the dynamic zoom panel, there are a few customization options.You can change which way the zoom works with the swap button, and most importantly, we can change the way zoom moves with the ease controls.Linear: one consistent speed.Ease in: gradual rise from in point.Ease out: gradual decline to endpoint.Ease in and out: gradual rise and decline.With most editing and compositing software, you can perform these operations by adjusting the individual keyframe settings.While there is only limited customization available for operational controls, the dynamic zoom is incredibly efficient, and it will save you a good minute in the edit bay, which can translate into hours, if not days, over the course of your editing career.However, we run into a problem when it comes to the positioning of the zoom. If you have a particular element within the left third of your composition, it’s not going to be much use zooming in on the center of the image. We can adjust this by opening the Dynamic Zoom overlay, which you can access in the lower left corner under the viewer.When this is active, we have two overlays: a green rectangle that represents the starting point and a red rectangle that represents the endpoint. Here, you can change the position of the dynamic zoom; therefore, if you are working with a particular focus point, the image zooms in or out accordingly.Below is a real-time edit performing an ease-out zoom in using keyframes — and performing the same task using the dynamic zoom.As you can see, the results present a clear winner regarding efficiency. Next time you have a handful of stills to work with, be sure to make use of Resolve’s dynamic zoom feature.Looking for more on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles:How To Make Someone Look Ill Without Makeup in DaVinci ResolveReduce Unwanted Skin Shine In Post-Production with DaVinci ResolveIs DaVinci Resolve’s Title Generator a Hit or a Miss? Lewis McGregor is a certified BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer.last_img read more