Antigua police probe the discovery of tonnes of stolen copper wire

first_img Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share NewsRegional Antigua police probe the discovery of tonnes of stolen copper wire by: – January 16, 2012 ecommunications company LIME also said some of the items were stolen from its facilities across the island. (File photo)ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday January 16, 2012 – Law enforcement authorities are investigating the discovery of four tonnes of stolen copper wire and air conditioning parts in a container at the St John’s Harbour bound for China.A Chinese man, 56, and his son were detained last Friday after police received reports that one of them was seen packing the 40ft container with copper believed to have been stolen. Several pieces were identified as the property of the state-owned Antigua Public Utilities Authority, police said.Telecommunications company LIME also said some of the items were stolen from its facilities across the island.The Chinese duo was released after providing proof they purchased the items for an around EC$30,000 (US$ 11,111).Two businessmen linked to the find have agreed to turn themselves in, The Daily OBSEVER newspaper reported.The container in which the stolen items were stored supposedly arrived from St Kitts about two weeks ago containing 12 tonnes of similar items and stainless steel materials, the newspaper said.Authorities have been grappling with an increase in theft of air conditioning units and other appliances as some residents try to cash in on the blossoming scrap metal trade.This has led to calls for Antigua & Barbuda to implement a ban as was done in the Bahamas and Jamaica.Last July, the Bahamas government announced a 90 day temporary ban in response to widespread theft of copper and various metals.This was done a week after Jamaica took similar action, with the authorities estimating that the scrap metal trade has cost government and the private sector more than one billion dollars (US $11.7 million) over three years.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Talk spotlights transgender community

first_imgA discussion panel for students sought to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by the transgender community on campus, and attempted to teach students how to better relate to them.“SpeakOUT: How to be a Trans Ally,” held by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Assembly on Monday evening at the University Religious Center, offered students a personal talk from Natalie Camunas, an alumna who is an active proponent of the transgender community.Marked ·Marshall Wilson, a junior majoring in international relations and history, participates in a talk about the transgender community. The talk, “SpeakOUT: How to be a Trans Ally,” was sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Assembly. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily Trojan“Often people from the gay and lesbian community don’t fully understand what it means to be trans,” said Vincent Vigil, director of the USC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. “We’re trying to engage in discussion about how we can, from with our own community, be more accepting of our trans people.”Although the purpose of the event was to educate people about the transgender community, much of the talk was based on the personal experience of Camunas, who shared how she first became involved in the community: She dated someone who came out as transgender.“It’s this rollercoaster ride — it’s scary,” Camunas said. “It’s difficult to let go of the person you were friends with, or who you dated.”The informal talk people gave the audience of about 25, many of them members of GLBTA, a chance to ask questions about the transgender community. Points of discussion were the proper use of neutral pronouns — such as Ze, Hir, and Hirs — as well as other stories from attendees.While there is still work to be done, said GLBTA Director Genevieve Flores, a senior majoring in psychology, USC is slowly acknowledging the transgender community.“The new Campus Center is going to have gender neutral bathrooms,” Flores said.Still, few students know how to relate to the transgender community, Camunas said. She spoke to the audience about how to be a good ally — someone who identifies themselves as straight, but supports the LGBT community — namely by stopping transphobia.“That’s the number one thing; Just talk about it,” Camunas said. “Be an ally. If you hear something that doesn’t sound right to you, then say something. The more you do it, it puts you in a position of power.”Allies have a very important role in the LGBT community, Vigil said, because if the LGBT community pushes their issues to LGBT students, they’re usually just preaching to the choir.“It always become a gay issue — ‘Oh, those gays are arguing about such and such,” Vigil said. “But if they see a straight person supporting our cause, they might ponder and think, ‘Maybe I should give this a second thought.’”A number of students who attended the event said they walked away with more knowledge about the treatment of the transgender community than before.“You only hear about gay and lesbian issues, sexual orientation and not so much gender,” said Anthony Gaytan, a sophomore majoring in East Asian languages and cultures.Meanwhile, other students also approved of the talk’s informality, which allowed the event to have a bigger impact on attendees.“It was very interesting, but also really personal,” said Emily Allen, a sophomore majoring in psychology and creative writing. “I really liked the personal aspect. Natalie brought it a step above something rigid like a class.”Marrissa Emond, a senior majoring in biological sciences who helped organize the event, said she hoped all attendees were able to benefit from the event.“It is important trans people have acknowledgement,” she said. “A lot of people acknowledge themselves more to be LGB allies, but they always forget the ‘T,’ the little ‘trans’ at the end.”last_img read more

Burgess bow out of Senior Club championship

first_imgA 3-8 to 3-6 defeat by Slaughtneil of Derry means they won’t be going to Croke Park in the spring.Camogie expert Mossie Finn made the long trip to Monaghan for the game.He says the Tipp side could have done with a bit more firepower…last_img

Dale Heasty, 93, Mayfield: Sept. 28, 1919 – March 9, 2013

first_imgDale HeastyDale Heasty, age 93, of Mayfield, died Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Sumner County Care Center in Wellington.Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., on Thursday March 14, 2013 at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home Chapel in Wellington. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.  A private internment will take place at a later date. To honor his memory a memorial has been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.comDale Heasty was born on September 28, 1919 in rural Mayfield, KS to Hugh Heasty and Ruth Armstrong Heasty where he grew up on the Heasty family farm and attended grade school and high school in rural Mayfield and Milan, KS.  He was studying for an Engineering degree at Pittsburgh State College in Pittsburgh, KS when he joined the Navy and served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific until the end of WWII.  In 1943 he married MaryBelle Dinkins of Burden, KS and after the war, settled on a farm by the Chikaskia River, one-half mile from where he grew up, and there they raised their family of three children until  MaryBelle’s  death  in 1967 at the age of 45.Although he did continue to farm with his brother Hubert he did move into Mayfield in1968, and in 1983 married Neola Wampler Brown.  He leaves behind a legacy of integrity and honor to family and friends.Survivors include his wife Neola, Brother Dwight and his wife Gwendolyn of VA, Children: Don Heasty and wife Camilla of AZ, Gayle Craig and Joni Hall, both of Wellington.  Grandchildren:  Cassy Heasty Smith and her husband Danny of Wellington, Gem Heasty Watts and her husband Steve of Derby, Mary Heasty Mericle of Moline, Troy Craig and wife Kelli of NM, Jenara Monday Kilman and husband Kenn of MA, Justin Monday and wife Theresa of MI, and Jaci Hall of Wellington.  Great grand children: Carley and Taylor Smith, Makenzie and Maddie Watts, Jessi and Geena Mericle.  Madison Grace DeAngelis Monnet (Craig), Sevanna and Ronin Kilman, Natalie, Brooklyn and Alexandra Monday.   Great Great Grand daughter:  Avery Tillapaugh.  Step children:  Cecile Carson and her husband Gary of Derby, Sheila Tibbs and her husband Mitch of Goddard, Carolyn Chapman and her husband Joe of GA, Millie Engen and her husband Rick, David Brown and his wife Jani, and Curt Brown all of WI., along with numerous nieces, nephews, their families, other close family and dear friends.Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife MaryBelle, older brother Dwayne, younger brother Hubert, stepson Milton Brown, and stepdaughter Aimee Syrett.last_img read more