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Nicholls’ Barrios Named First Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for 2018-19

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award, league officials announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Nicholls guard clinched the weekly honor after playing every minute of the Colonel’s opening two contests of the season. Barrios output included a pair of 20-point performances on the road for Nicholls.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Sr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios had strong performances against Power 5 opponents Baylor and Auburn, averaging a double-double with 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds. Against the fourth-ranked Lady Bears, the senior finished one rebound shy of a double-double and produced over half of the Colonels’ scoring with 20 points in a 100-39 loss to Baylor. She then followed the season-opener up with another 20-point showing in addition to 11 rebounds at the WNIT in an 80-59 loss at the hands of Auburn. Barrios’ performance against the Tigers marked her first double-double of the season. The senior was nearly perfect at the free throw line shooting 15-of-16 and dished out five assists over the course of the week.Honorable Mention: Chastadie Barrs, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Mother of 6 who died after losing eye allegedly abused by reputed husband

first_imgRelatives of 22-year-old Sunita Vandyke, the mother of six who died days after her right eye was removed by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital, are now contending that the woman suffered constant abuse from her reputed husband.The autopsy proved that the woman died as a result of “brain damage” suffering trauma to the head which resulted in internal bleeding, and loss of her voice among other complications.Relatives are alleging that her reputed husband is responsible for her eye having to be removed after the man, who constantly hit her to the head, “poked” her in the eye during an incident.The relatives who asked to remain anonymous explained that the woman’s eldest son told his grandmother that his stepfather inflicted the injury to his mother’s eye after beating her.“The girl was normal and healthy. We always heard that her husband does beat her and her mother encouraged her to leave him; however, she was wondering who is going to take care of her and kids, so she ignored the mother’s advice,” a relative related.Further, the relative explained that when Vandyke returned to her mother’s residence, the mother enquired about the circumstances surrounding the removal of the eye and informed her of the allegation made by her son, but she did not answer.“She eventually told us that a plate broke when she was washing wares and maybe the flint got in her eye. She kept making up excuses to cover the abuse she endured,” the relative added.The relative said too that before Vandyke’s death, she told relatives that she was locked up at home with an injured eye for days before she was taken to the hospital.“All the allegations that they are making about the hospital responsible for her death is a lie to cover their tracks,” the woman claimed.When Guyana Times contacted the Georgetown Public Hospital for information on an update on the cause of death of the mother of six, the reporter was redirected to the Police since the investigation was ongoing.last_img read more

Senior Menu

first_imgFriday: Beef and broccoli, baby lima beans, chopped spinach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Glazed chicken, Italian vegetable blend, cauliflower. Tuesday: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, baby lima beans. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, chopped spinach, Italian vegetable blend. Thursday: Chicken teriyaki, cauliflower, peas and carrots. Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. last_img read more

3 get prison for tobacco trafficking

first_imgThe men were each ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $495,900 to the California State Board of Equalization. Ambarchyan and Minassian will begin their prison terms March 22, federal officials said. The “Country Home Tobacco” investigation began in 2002, ATF special agents uncovered the trafficking of contraband cigarettes from Virginia to California, the illegal possession and distribution of contraband cigarettes by people in California, and money laundering. Court records show that in January 2002, Khajha contacted undercover agents in Roanoke, Va., about purchasing large quantities of unstamped cigarettes. Khajha was the owner of a retail cigarette store, Country Home Tobacco, located in Monterey Park, but he was not a licensed cigarette distributor in California and could not lawfully possess or distribute unstamped cigarettes, federal officials said.Undercover agents met with Khajha, Minassian and Ambarchyan. During the meeting, Khajha told the undercover agents that he and his associates were familiar with the cigarette operation in Roanoke, and were interested in buying cigarettes, which the undercover agents said were stolen from Phillip Morris, officials said. The cigarettes were sold to the three men for $1,000 per case. A total of $3.75 million was paid in cash for the product distributed in California. From January-June 2002, the defendants illegally imported approximately 45 million cigarettes (3,750 cartons) into California through Virginia, federal officials said. LOS ANGELES – Three men have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.9 million to California in restitution for lost tax revenue for their part in one of the largest tobacco trafficking schemes operating from Virginia to Monterey Park, federal officials said Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Florence Cooper sentenced Rene Khajha on March 1 to six months in federal prison and 15 months home detention, said Special Agent in Charge John A. Torres of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Khajha was ordered to pay $965,700 in restitution to the California State Board of Equalization for his guilty plea to conspiracy and money laundering in violation of the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act. He will begin his prison term March 31, officials said. Cooper sentenced Suran (Sam) Ambarchyan on March 5 to six months in federal prison and six months home detention. Defendant Henri Minassian was sentenced to five months in federal prison and five months home detention. Both men pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing contraband cigarettes in violation of the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, officials said. 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

Cynthia C. Partain

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Living in California, from 1946, Whittier Narrows Earthquake was a larger quake damaging the four-story office building (my workplace), noticeable in the stairwell, showing cracks along the wall at each floor level. At home that morning, having just made coffee, the quake struck as I was walking back to the bedroom. The rumble and crash was horrific. All the cupboard doors in the kitchen opened and dishes flew out onto the tile sink area and the floor, many breaking. The liquor cabinet opened, breaking full wine bottles as they crashed. The worst was the dining room where the top half of the handmade walnut china cabinet with glass doors fell over the handmade captain’s chair, damaging both and breaking the glass and everything in the upper cabinet. Sadly, my daughter, Janice, lost all of her fragile antique china brought over from Germany by Grandma after her marriage in 1921 and later visits in 1949 and 1959. Each daughter received half of the collection. Suzanne and family took her half in her move to Pennsylvania. However, Janice said, “I will leave my half with you, mom.” The trash was filled to the top. last_img read more

Business owner passes firm on to employee

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Jimenez soon found out. Seibu Fasteners Inc. imports and distributes fasteners for the electronics, automotive and aerospace industries. It was founded in 1982 by Ichizo Takeuchi, a Japanese immigrant who came to America in 1970. And in 2006, Jimenez became CEO and owner of the company, which has a client list that includes Mitsubishi and Boeing. Takeuchi, or “Mr. Tak,” and his wife, Mizue, built the business together. SANTA FE SPRINGS – When a teenage Gabriel Jimenez got a job through a city program in 1995, he had no way of knowing where it would ultimately lead. He was 19 and the father of a toddler and a baby when he signed up for the Youth in Industry Summer Employment Program. Jimenez, now 32, was looking for something to support himself and his young family. “I was just happy to find a job,” he said. “I didn’t think about what the company was about.” “My wife was a very sharp person,” said the 77-year-old Takeuchi, his speech halted and faint after a series of strokes he has suffered. Mizue Takeuchi died of breast cancer in April 2004. She had trained and overseen the new employees. Jimenez was one of them. “She kept everything in line and running smoothly,” said Jimenez, who started in the warehouse. Although his hard work and dedication helped him climb the ranks, including a stint in sales, Jimenez never thought it would stop at the top rung. When Takeuchi suffered a heart attack a month after his wife’s death, Jimenez was already in place to run the day-to-day operations. “I had, over the years, been doing more and more, but during Mrs. Tak’s illness and then after Mr. Tak’s heart attack, I took over even more.” Takeuchi’s trust in the young man stemmed from the close bond the two built outside the job. “They are family,” said Jimenez’s older sister, Loretta Aguilar, 42. She said her brother would take Takeuchi to the hospital to visit his wife during her battle with cancer. “They are like his grandparents,” she said. “I was surprised, and of course honored, when he made me the offer,” Jimenez said. “He showed great trust in me.” As for “Mr. Tak,” he is chairman and comes to visit the office twice a month. “I want to keep him involved,” Jimenez said. “Without him and all he taught me, I wouldn’t be here.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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_imgSUNSET OVER MULROY BRIDGE By Michael DohertyTHANKS again for sending your favourite pictures to Donegal Daily.If you have a snap you want to share with the BIGGEST audience in County Donegal, then email it to By R McCleanSunset over Purt Lake By Fred AickenMuckish in the evening By Fred AickenSUPERB: MORE OF YOUR ASTONISHING DONEGAL PHOTOS was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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) Tags:MuckishMulroy BridgePurt LakeSUPERB: MORE OF YOUR ASTONISHING DONEGAL PHOTOSSUPERB: MORE OF YOUR SUPERB DONEGAL PHOTOSlast_img read more


first_imgGareth Devenney at the CoLab where his company will create 22 jobs.Two Donegal brothers are to create 22 new jobs with a new phone app to make farmers’ lives easier.Gareth and Jason Devenney are about to launch Farmflo, a world-class software which will have its offices at the CoLab at LYIT in Letterkenny.The company initially got startup help from Enterprise Ireland and have now secured their first external funding round of €100,000 from angel investors. Since founding the company in 2012, the brothers, who were raised on a farm in Donegal, have been beta testing their farming compliance management software with 200 farmers.Co-founder and farmer Gareth Devenney said “Having conducted extensive development and testing over the past two years, we know our software makes compliance easier for farmers, saving an average of 20 hours administrative time per month and securing farmers’ incomes. This investment allows us to build upon our experience and begin making farmers lives easier throughout Ireland and beyond.”His brother Jason Devenney, an experienced software developer, added that they know from the trials over the last two years that our software delivers.“Farmers can enter information into their tablet or smartphone in the field or barn as they go about their day and sync when they get back home eliminating much of the paperwork that farmers or family members are currently doing in the evenings. Compliance reports can then be generated as required.” The company plans to use the investment to begin recruiting staff at their new location in the CoLab facility at the LYIT Letterkenny.Jason continued “Our software has been created by farmers for farmers so it feels right that we establish ourselves in Donegal in the heart of the farming community. Our goal is to build a world class farming compliance software company right here in Ireland securing sustainable jobs in the community as the company develops.”The company is opening eight vacancies immediately across a range of disciplines including research and development, sales, marketing and administration.Further vacancies will be opened later in the year once the company has secured their next funding round.Gareth concluded “We will have at least 22 employees by the end of 2015 based in Letterkenny with the potential for more sales and marketing roles across Ireland and the UK.” Farmflo provides cloud-based software and mobile apps that seamlessly integrates into the farmers’ working day by harnessing technology to reduce the additional administrative burden.It saves the farmer many hours of labour intensive administrative work per week and providing peace of mind knowing their compliance and information provision requirements are taken care of.DONEGAL COMPANY TO CREATE 22 JOBS WITH NEW FARMING APP was last modified: April 29th, 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:AppCoLabDevenney brothersdonegalFarmflojobslast_img read more

Rowing Closes Fall Season against Creighton on Saturday

first_imgFollowing the official races, the two teams will compete in several novice exhibition races and one varsity exhibition race. This will be Drake’s last fall competition and the team will practice for a few more weeks. The Bulldogs will resume training in January, 2020 when they make their annual winter training trip south with this season’s trip taking place in Natchitoches, La. In 2017, Creighton won the cup given to the winner who accumulates the most points in three races: varsity 8+, 2nd varsity 8+ and varsity 4 in a best 2-out-3 format in each race. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team closes its fall season Saturday morning against Creighton with racing set to start at 9 a.m. on a 700-meter course on the Des Moines River located not far from the program’s Bright-Beckwith Boathouse. “We’re looking forward to having a good race day Saturday followed by a few more weeks of practice before we shut it down for a few months,” DiSilvestro said. “We’re excited to head back to Natchitoches again to help prepare for our spring schedule.” “We’re very excited for Saturday,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We get to be back on the water for a race after the North Star cancellation and this will be the first opportunity for many of our novice to get their first race day experience. The weather forecast is outstanding and the course is spectator friendly with lots of great viewing areas.” Drake and Creighton are resuming their rivalry that is in its 27th year, but didn’t take place in 2018 due to flooding on the Des Moines River. Saturday is just the second fall race for the Bulldogs after the North Star Regatta scheduled for Oct. 26 in Minneapolis was cancelled due to high water on the Mississippi River. Check back later to for the program’s 2020 spring schedule once it is official. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL solicitor has agreed not to practise after an investigation found there was no control or accountability over money going into his office.The was despite a previous investigation over breaches of solicitors’ regulations, a court heard.The High Court was due to hear a number of matters relating to the practice of Robert Sweeney at High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, was told Mr Sweeney had undertaken not to seek a practising certificate and not to practise as a solicitor.There had been more than 200 complaints against him, mostly from financial institutions in relation to failure to comply with solicitors ’ undertakings.Mr Sweeney had previously been suspended and his client accounts frozen following an investigation in June 2012. It found he had failed to have 151 title deeds for property transactions stamped in time for Revenue purposes which meant interest and penalties started building up.He also had a deficit in his client account of about €77,000 which he undertook to discharge. That was only reduced to about €72,000 when Law Society investigating accountant Damien Colton checked on his practice over a month later.More than a year later, in November 2013, Mr Colton attended Mr Sweeney’s office and discovered another 38 deeds had not been stamped. In an affidavit, Mr Colton said he had found Mr Sweeney was in arrears for VAT and income tax for €65,000 and there was a client account deficit of about €27,000, with some client money unaccounted for.There were another 38 unstamped deeds equating to about €91,000 in unpaid stamp duty, he said.Significantly, the unstamped deeds had arisen during the period in which the Law Society’s regulation of practice committee believed Mr Sweeney was not fit to remain in practice, he added.While there was some control in relation to outgoings because a second solicitor had been brought in to co- sign cheques, there was in general “absolutely no control or accountability in relation to monies received by the office”.The fact Mr Sweeney was unable to account for €25,000 of client money gave rise for serious concern, Mr Colton said.Following a regulation of practice committee meeting on January 22nd last, it recommended to the High Court that Mr Sweeney’s suspension should continue and the matters be referred to a disciplinary tribunal.MONEY MISSING AND 200 COMPLAINTS AGAINST DONEGAL SOLICITOR was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:moneyrobert sweeneysolicitorlast_img read more