Kitty man jailed for gun possession

first_imgMark Calvan, 24, of Lot 272 Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next two years in prison when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He was on trial after the Police on January 28, in Georgetown, found him with a .32 pistol along with three rounds of matching ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in questioned, Calvan was walking along the corners of Church and Cummings Streets, with another person when Police saw them acting suspiciously. A Police Officer approached them and both men fled. According to allegations made by the defendant, his companion was in possession of the gun and not him.However, Prosecutor Deniro Jones explained that on the day in question, a Policeman approached the defendant, who started to run, but the Officer was able to catch up with him. The officer discovered that the defendant was in possession of the gun and the ammunition after conducting a search of his person.The Prosecutor also informed that the defendant gave a wrong address to the Police. Magistrate Latchman stated that the evidence provided by the Prosecution proved that the defendant was guilty as charged.As such, he was sentenced to two years for each of the charges; however, the sentences will run concurrently. He was also fined $100,000.last_img read more

MARY GRABS HERSELF A GRAND OF DOUGH FROM GALLAGHERS!

first_imgMary Maguire from Derrybeg, Co. Donegal was the lucky winner of €1,000 this week complementary of Gallaghers Bakery Grab a Grand competition.After finding a golden ticket in her White Sliced Pan bought in her local shop Gallaghers of Derrybeg, Mary was entered into a draw with other contenders and was randomly selected as this week’s Grab a Grand winner.Delighted with her win Mary says: “Gallaghers White Sliced Pan has always been a favorite in our house throughout the years. I couldn’t believe it when my ticket was pulled from this week’s draw and I would like to thank Gallaghers Bakery for the fantastic prize, it is much appreciated” Each week Gallaghers Bakery will put 20 lucky golden tickets into their famous White Sliced Pan with one ticket holder walking away €1,000 richer.Gallaghers Bakery bread lovers must simply enjoy their white sliced pan, check the inside of their bread wrapper for their golden ticket, contact Gallaghers Bakery and quote the promotional code before the expiry date and they will be entered into a random draw along with the other lucky ticket holders.Declan Gallagher, who returned as the new owner on 1st of May congratulated Mary on her win.“Well done Mary for choosing this week’s lucky Gallaghers White Sliced Pan. The competition is gathering great momentum as it enters its fourth week and anticipates unveiling its fourth lucky winner. We wish the very best of luck to all our other bread lovers as our Grab a Grand competition continues. Next week it could be you!” To be in with your chance to Grab a Grand pick up your Gallaghers white sliced pan from any store, enjoy the new and improved recipe and keep your fingers crossed for the lucky loaf with the golden ticket.You can find out more details about the Grab a Grand promotion on the Gallaghers Bakery Facebook page. Terms and conditions apply and can be downloaded from the Facebook page.MARY GRABS HERSELF A GRAND OF DOUGH FROM GALLAGHERS! was last modified: July 18th, 2011 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:GALLAGHERS GRAB A GRANDlast_img read more

New growth path to create jobs: Patel

first_imgSource: BuaNews The South African government has identified several sectors with the potential to create new jobs as the country embarks on a shift to a more labour-absorptive economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. The recession took a heavy toll on South Africa’s economy, with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009 and households suffering from falling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8% in 2009 as a result of a decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth. Discussions had been held with companies, industry associations and organised labour on matters such as the exchange rate, industrial policy and trade policy. He added that the new growth path, aimed at stepping up the fight against poverty and unemployment in South Africa, would recognise the crucial role of the private sector in creating new jobs. Advisory panel 24 March 2010 Delivering his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Patel said the new growth path would include a focus on manufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing, and the “green” economy. Patel said recovering the jobs lost in 2009 would require a major improvement in the employment performance of the economy, with a focus on decent work opportunities and “better social outcomes”.center_img Patel said an important policy focus for his department would be the creation of sustainable livelihoods and addressing the challenge of enterprises in the informal or “second economy”, adding that the government would also be looking at ways to improve the performance and impact of public institutions that were vital to economic development. “We call this the development of a new growth path,” he said. “The central ideas in the developmental growth path are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy … and to find ways to connect knowledge and innovation to the challenge of jobs and growth,” Patel said. “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impacted on jobs,” Patel said. “Real GDP fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to 2.3% this year, rising to 3.6% in 2011.” While South Africa’s economy had started to show signs of recovery, Patel conceded that regulatory reforms that encouraged employment were needed. Patel further announced the formation of a special ministerial advisory panel, which he said will serve as an ideas forum. “I am pleased to announce that we have made good progress in establishing the panel since my announcement of the idea some two weeks ago here in Parliament.” Reforms to encourage employmentlast_img read more

How to Read Histograms

first_imgIs your image too dark or too bright? Your histogram will let you know.If you taking pictures or video you probably have at least seen a histogram. Simply put, histograms are a visual representations of the tonality of your image. White pixels on the right, black pixels on the left and mid-tones…well you get the idea.Practically speaking a histogram will tell you if an image is underexposed or overexposed. The goal is to create a hump in the middle with the falloff not touching the left or right side of the image. The following video will give a quick rundown on how histograms work and how you can use them to become a better photographer/filmmaker. The video covers:Reading HistogramsSetting Up HistogramsUnderstanding the LayoutIf you shoot on a Nikon camera finding the histogram can be a little tricky. To avoid issues check out Nikon’s post on histograms.This video was first shared by CreativeLive on their YouTube channel. If you are interested in learning about other exposure/color scopes we recommend checking out our post on Vectorscopes and Waveforms.Have any recommendations for working with histograms? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

How to Create Your Own Adversity

first_imgSome people think of adversity as something negative. They believe trying events or circumstances are something to be avoided as if that were even possible. Mistakenly, they believe that adversity is all bad, that it’s not good to have to struggle. Nothing could be further from the truth; adversity is what shapes you.Real adversity would be the lack of adversity. If nothing causes you to dig deep, to discover how powerful you are, and to overcome difficult circumstances, you never realize what kind of stuff you are really made of. If you are never required to exercise your intestinal fortitude, your courage, your willingness to trudge forward against unimaginable resistance, you don’t develop into the best version of yourself, the you that you are capable of becoming.Create AdversityWhen you don’t have enough adversity, you have to create it for yourself, lest you weaken, wither, and wilt away to something less than who you really are. You have to challenge yourself, stretch yourself, and take risks.If what you are doing right now is not allowing you to do the purposeful, meaningful work you were put here to do, then you have to create the adversity that comes with actually changing your life in ways that allow you to do what you put here to do. For most of us, this idea itself, and what it means for us, creates adversity.Are you comfortable where you are now? Are you happy? If this you are, you need new goals,new initiatives, and projects to go with them. If you aren’t petrified by what you write down as your goals, you are not manufacturing real adversity. If you believe you can easily accomplish your goals, you aren’t playing full out.Growth, development, and progress are vital human needs. We need something to push back against. If you aren’t challenged, you have to challenge yourself. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What kind of adversity do you need right now?What is going to stretch you beyond your present capabilities?What is going to force you to grow?last_img read more