6M fraudThe gold dealer who defrauded a local bank of a total of $956 million was on Monday slapped with six counts of fraud.Saddiqi Rasul, the owner of SSS Minerals Trading Inc, who was accused of committing fraud at the local commercial bank made his first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he denied the charges.Saddiqi Rasul making his way to the prisoners holding dock after the charges being readThe prosecution is contending that Rasul changed six cheques for a total of $956 million at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) between March 21 and 24, 2017. The cheques were in the sums of $290 million, $96 million, $138 million, $89 million, $298 million and $45 million.The incident became public on Thursday last and within a few hours, the suspect turned himself in to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in the company of his lawyer.At the court on Monday, his lawyer, Sandil Kissoon, in a bail application, accused the Bank of negligence while noting that the Bank’s Manager did not follow protocol, a prerequisite of the Bank’s policy. The Bank’s Manager, however, is still on the run.On the other hand, Prosecutor Arvin Moore, in his objection to bail, informed the Court that the suspect may tamper with evidence and witnesses. Moore also noted that Rasul has a pending case for a similar offence.Rasul, a known fraudster, is believed to have robbed and conned several gold dealers of hundreds of millions of dollars. He presently has several lawsuits hanging over his head from clients that he took money from to purchase gold, but instead, fraudulently converted it to his own use.Since his arrest, members of the Major Crime Unit of the CID swopped down on several of the suspect’s offices and houses where they conducted searches, but came up empty-handed.The fraud was pulled off at GBTI’S office at Bartica. Based on reports received, Rasul deposited the money in cheques into his bank account at GBTI.The cheques were, however, from Citizens’ Bank, but the manager of GBTI went ahead and effect payment without the cheques being cleared.Guyana Times understands that several close associates of the suspect have arrested and have been assisting Police as the probe intensifies. One of those arrested is a worker at the office at Charity, Essequibo.Rasul will make his next court appearance on April 21 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.
Errigal Scout Counties newest group joins the parade. Stranorlar Group Leader Martina Flanagan and Quigley’s Point Cub Scout Leader Heidi Doherty who received awards at the Errigal Scout County Founders Day celebrations in Letterkenny. Martina received the Gold Merit award and Heidi was presented with her 20 yr service award. (NWNewspix)Approximately 1000 Scouts from the age of 6 to 26 yrs plus their leaders descended on Letterkenny to celebrate the birthday of Scouting’s Founder, Robert Baden Powell.Groups from Donegal, Derry and Tyrone paraded to the Church of the Irish Martyrs to participate on an Ecumenical service concelebrated by Fr Joe O’Donnell and Rev Stewart Wright while former Letterkenny scout Jason Black related his experience in Scouting. During the ceremony two long serving adult volunteers Martina Flanagan from 6th Donegal (Stranorlar) and 15th Donegal (Quigley’s Point) Cub Scout Leader Heidi Doherty received recognition for their long service and commitment to Scouting. Martina received her Gold Merit award while Heidi was presented with her 20 yr service award.Also this weekend a number of Scouts from Donegal were presented with their Chief Scouts Award at a special ceremony in Dublin on Saturday.Lifford Venture Scout Christopher Kelly who received his Chif Scouts Award from Scouting Ireland’s Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick at a presentation day in the O’Reilly theatre, Dublin. Christopher was one of three from Donegal to have achieved this award. Included in photo is christopher’s mentor Cathereen Wells Doherty and proud mum Grainne. (NWNewspix)Lifford Venture Scout Christopher Kelly along with Raphoe Venture Scouts Lucy Morrow and Laura Wells received their Awards from Scouting Ireland’s Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick. The Three were also presented with their Bronze An Gaisce awards. ALMOST 1,000 SCOUTS GATHER IN LETTERKENNY FOR FOUNDER’S BIRTHDAY was last modified: February 25th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyScouts
Embed from Getty ImagesJohn Terry’s departure from Chelsea has got some Manchester United fans on Twitter wondering whether Old Trafford might be his next destination.Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, having made 713 appearances since his debut back in 1998, with his best years coming in the two spells under Jose Mourinho.And a few United supporters are keen for Mourinho to snap up the 36-year-old – even if it would be a controversial, and unlikely, move.Get Terry at @ManUtd Jose. #MUFC— Ayrton HamiltonSmith (@AyrtonHS1996) April 17, 2017Big call here, and quite contentious….Terry to join Mourinho at #mufc??He says football left, also a ‘Jose’ playerWelcomed, or not?— Ibrahs Heel (@IbrahsHeel) April 17, 2017With the shortage of top class C/H’s out there go and get John Terry for 12-18months in the summer Jose and that will bring Bailly on alot— Martin Turner (@martthepest) April 17, 2017Wonder what the odds are on John Terry to United in the summer? 😂 Jose wants a defender, Terry is Jose’s mate…— Kyle Ellis (@Ellis_86) April 17, 2017Imagine if Jose handed Terry a year contract….— Daz Chadders (@dazchad) April 17, 2017‘The JT stand’Chelsea fans, meanwhile, have been paying tribute to Terry, with some suggesting a stand at the rebuilt Stamford Bridge should be named after him, while others want the club to retire his number 26 shirt.End of an era at chelsea football club! JT will always be a legend at this club!New stadium with a new stand name – The JT Stand?? #CFC— Michael (@MPerring96) April 17, 2017We best name a stand after John Terry ! Or at the very least he gets a statue outside the new stadium !— Grüvem (@Gruvem) April 18, 2017The ‘JOHN TERRY STAND’ needed at the new Bridge— 🔷🔵DAN🔵🔷 (@MrChelsea26) April 17, 2017The number 26 Jersey at #CFC should be retired after Terry leaves.— Suvashan (@SuvashanPillay) April 18, 2017Retire Number 26 as a tribute for John Terry.#johnterry #Chelsea #CFC #KTBFFH #JT26— Mohammed Affan (@ramsayeden) April 17, 2017Chelsea Football Club should retire Jersey number 26 once John Terry retires 👏🏾 He deserves that respect #CFC— S H A Y (@shay_shazzy) April 17, 2017@ChelseaFC Do us all a favour and retire John Terry’s number 26 shirt please. #CFC 💙— Kieran (@KizzaWhitehead) April 17, 2017 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.The eye in your brain: Can the brain see without an eye? A long train of observations with cave fish and artificially blinded birds shows that animals can still respond to light-dark cycles without eyes. A paper in Current Biology explores the “non-visual photoreceptors” in certain parts of the brain. In humans, “The adult mammalian pineal is not photoreceptive although it contains opsin,” the paper states. Much work remains to be done to explore this phenomenon. “Non-visual photoreception is involved in several other partially overlapping functions: circadian entrainment, pupillary constriction, even (in mammals) fear conditioning,” the article ends. “Indeed, it is so widely present among the vertebrates that it constitutes a separate sensory modality distinct from vision.”Tear down this wall: Every time a cell divides, the cell has a massive demolition and reconstruction job on its hands. The cell nucleus, in particular, has to be dismantled, rebuilt and reorganized. Another paper in Current Biology, “Nuclear Envelope Breakdown: Actin’ Quick to Tear Down the Wall,” describes the latest findings about this process. “Nuclear envelope breakdown in metazoan cells is thought to be facilitated by microtubules, which pull on the nuclear membranes,” the authors say. “Unexpectedly, an F-actin meshwork helps to tear down the large nucleus … and to prevent chromosome loss in meiosis.” You wouldn’t want to lose chromosomes. That would be bad. The daughter cells each get a brand new nucleus, complete with fresh new copies of chromosomes and nuclear pore complexes (large “portals” in the nuclear membrane) that control traffic in and out.Error correction and prevention: One of the most striking evidences of intelligent design in genetics is the presence of factories of molecular machines in the nucleus devoted to correcting errors. This underscores the fact that genes constitute a coded language where accuracy is important. One of the repair robots that finds and corrects typos is named Srs2 helicase, described in this week’s Nature. Researchers from New York University School of Medicine and Yale “document a new, unexpected genome maintenance role” for this molecular machine. It’s actually a backup for another editing machine named RNase H2. When that machine is inactivated for any reason, Srs2 attaches to a nick produced by another machine at the typo site; there, it unwinds a stretch of DNA, calls in another machine to extract the error, leaving a gap in preparation for another machine to fill in the correct letter. It’s actually a lot more complicated, but this gives a hint of the care given to DNA to maintain genomic integrity.Your skin smells good: A friend’s nose might appreciate your clean skin, but our subtitle means something else: there are odor receptors in your skin. New Scientist describes how these odor receptors work: “How does your skin smell? Pretty well, as it turns out, thanks to receptors dotted all over you,” Bob Roehr begins the article. “What’s more, they could help you heal.” These olfactory receptors in the skin don’t send messages to the brain. Instead, they trigger cells to divide and migrate, signs of repair processes. These “finely-tuned” receptors, responding to specific chemicals, might explain why some skin care products can help heal wounds or make your skin smooth and younger-looking.New twist on vision: Many have heard that rhodopsin is the chemical in our rods and cones that responds to light. Most of us, though, had not heard that rhodopsin, like other things, has an optimal temperature range. PNAS published a paper about “unusual kinetics of thermal decay of dim-light photoreceptors in vertebrate vision.” Normally, the higher the temperature, the more the noise. Rhodopsin, however, has an unusual molecular response to higher temperature that allows it to maintain good vision in spite of the thermal noise problem.Dealing with distractions: In our busy culture, many of us have to multitask. Science Daily sets up a common problem: “You are trying to dial a phone number from memory … you have to concentrate … then someone starts shouting out other numbers nearby. In a situation like that, your brain must ignore the distraction as best it can so as not to lose vital information from its working memory.” Even though we must exercise will power to concentrate, the brain helps us. Experiments with rhesus monkeys having to recall dots on a screen found that two parts of the brain back each other up:Measurements of the electrical activity of nerve cells in two key areas of the brain showed a surprising result: nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex signaled the distraction while it was being presented, but immediately restored the remembered information (the number of dots) once the distraction was switched off. In contrast, nerve cells in the parietal cortex were unimpressed by the distraction and reliably transmitted the information about the correct number of dots.This implies that the brain includes a fall-back position to recall the desired information without completely ignoring the distracting information. “These findings provide important clues about the strategies and division of labor among different parts of the brain when it comes to using the working memory,” the article concluded, adding that “the researchers were surprised” by the discovery. “The memory-storage tasks and the strategies of each brain area are distributed differently from what we expected.”Memory champ: Nature just published a paper about a molecular machine in neurons that is important for many functions, especially memory. Called NMDA, its job is to open ion channels in the membrane after validating inputs. In a companion article in Nature, Stroebel and Paoletti say, “Two structures of almost complete receptors reveal the intricate complexity of these large, multi-domain molecular machines.” To bypass a lot of technical jargon, let’s just say that NMDA is very complex, and when it doesn’t work right, people can suffer from epilepsy, retardation or schizophrenia. If you aren’t suffering from those right now, be glad your NMDA’s are working just fine.These items are only the tip of a vast iceberg. Take any system in the body: circulatory, nervous, immune, whatever – it can be subdivided into subsystems, and those can be further subdivided all the way down to cells and molecules. At every level, we see incredibly intricate tuning, synchronization, and functional complexity. These are hallmarks of intelligent design. Volcanoes and landslides don’t have these characteristics. They may be “designed” at a very low level (as undirected outworkings of natural laws), but they lack the functional information that shows intentional, goal-directed planning for higher purposes than just obeying natural law. Moreover, this information functions at multiple hierarchical levels, like elements of a vast computer network. You can drop a computer and it will obey natural laws, but its true intelligent design is revealed in its fulfillment of its purpose: to perform information processing. A human body can also fall by gravity. That’s a real tragedy. A body is not just a rock in a landslide. It is meant to house a soul that can glorify its Creator by performing its intended purposes: to love God, love others, and do His will on earth as it is in heaven. Start by reading the Operations Manual.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another chilly start, but we have sun on the way today! And, we should see winds start to shift around to the south tonight, allowing temps to moderate more as we finish the week.Sunshine will be here for tomorrow as well, and clouds wait to increase until late. Our next front is accelerating some, but we still look for our rain to be here through the day Saturday. Now, last weekend, the front we were expecting slowed, and we told you that was not a good thing for us. The opposite is true here. An accelerating front means that we have chances of seeing our rain totals diminish somewhat. We are dropping the top end of rain totals range so now we look for .1 -.6” over about 80% of the state.Dry behind the front for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We continue to look for a chance of frost Monday morning, but temps don’t look to be quite as impressive. Our feeling here is that clouds likely do not break up as much .Without the clearing, we likely are only going to be dropping into the 32-36 degree range in many places, meaning we are not categorizing it as a “hard” frost at this point. There can be pockets of colder air, but the clouds may hold just enough to keep us from truly bottoming out there. In fact, we think there will be decent clouds hanging around Monday and Tuesday as well.We keep a trough in the forecast for midweek next week. Moisture does not look to be as impressive on this most recent model run, but in this pattern, where we see a trough or front sweeping through every few days, and where the pattern looks most active over the Great Lakes, we find ourselves hesitant to talk the wave down at this point. So, we will keep scattered showers in for midweek with a potential for .05”-.6” to about 80% of the state. This should be a fairly fast moving little wave. And, the risk here is that it speeds up, and we actually see moisture trend more toward Tuesday afternoon. We are keeping our eyes on it.Dry for the balance of next week, but cool, and we have additional threats of frost. The next front moves into the region around the 4th with minor rain chances up to half an inch. A stronger front moves in for the extended period, right now looking at the 8th and 9th. The system could bring up to .75” to the state. No significant changes this morning. The most suspect part of the upcoming 10 day forecast is midweek next week…if there is a period ripe for changes…it will be there.
The sessions court at Shivaji Nagar here on Wednesday directed the Pune police to place under “house arrest” three of the alleged “urban Maoists” arrested on Tuesday, following a Supreme Court order.Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao were produced in the Pune court, where police sought 15-day custody for further interrogation. They were arrested from their homes in Mumbai, Thane and Hyderabad, respectively. The police said they would be taken to their homes on Thursday. Accusing the three of waging war against the Government of India and training youth and students in Naxal activity, special public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar demanded their police custody. The state alleged that the accused were working under the guise of an anti-fascist front called the All India United Front to overthrow the government.Ms. Pawar said the arrests were made based on an investigation of an FIR filed on January 8 by Tushar Damgude against the organisers of the Elgar Parishad in Pune on December 31, 2017. The state submitted a total of seven letters to the court, allegedly exchanged between members of the banned CPI(Maoist), where the names of the three accused were mentioned. None of the letters was correspondence between any of the accused. According to Ms. Pawar these letters were retrieved from seized material after the arrests of Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhawale in June. She said Varavara Rao was assigned the task of amassing weapons from Nepal and Manipur. Mr. Ferreira and Mr. Gonsalves were given the task of identifying young students, recruiting them, sending them to Naxal areas, training and using them against the Indian government.One of the letters read out by Ms. Pawar said CPI (Maoist) commander Comrade Ganapathy wanted to meet Mr. Rao. The prosecution said the CPI (Maoist) had developed links with separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.