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Case Study: First Tech Federal Credit Union’s omnichannel strategies

first_imgn this Q&A, Jack Weldon, VP/marketing, and Stephen Owen, chief retail and marketing officer, for $8 billion/440,000-member First Tech Federal Credit Union, Mountain View, Calif., share their views as marketers on how omnichannel delivery brings together all departments to deliver on a 360-degree view of members’ needs and preferences.How does First Tech FCU define omnichannel delivery?We look at omnichannel in a number of ways. Our first priority is to focus on our members’ experience with us, which was core to First Tech’s OC design principles from the very beginning. We want members to be able to interact with us in whichever channel is best suited for them, in that moment, which means we need to have capabilities that make their experiences with us as seamless as possible, whether via call, click or branch visit.Secondly, to do that effectively, it was clear that we needed to approach the underlying technology platforms that support these channels in completely new ways—across member relationship management, sales teams, business development, support and operational services and certainly marketing. This includes capabilities that begin to offer a 360-degree view of our members’ online and offline activities, which allows our teams to create more personalized relationships and deliver more relevant solutions. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Japan could be allowed to postpone Olympics to end of year, minister says

first_imgTokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows it to postpone the Games until the end of the year, Japan’s Olympics minister said on Friday, amid concern the coronavirus outbreak could force the IOC to cancel them.”The contract calls for the Games to be held within 2020. That could be interpreted as allowing a postponement,” Seiko Hashimoto said in response to a lawmaker’s question in parliament.Under the hosting agreement, the right to cancel the Games belongs to the IOC. Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, last week said his organization was “fully committed” to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus spread. Hashimoto said Japan’s government and Tokyo were still committed to hosting the sporting event, due to begin on July 24.”We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” she told parliament.Any halt to the Games would be costly.The latest budget is 1.35 trillion yen ($12.51 billion), with Japan’s government providing 120 billion yen to build the Olympic Stadium and 30 billion yen toward the cost of the 2020 Paralympics, Hashimoto said.Japan’s Board of Audit put government spending between the bid in 2013 and 2018 at 1.06 trillion yen.Topics :last_img read more

Rio Tinto launches probe after destroying ancient Aboriginal site

first_imgMining giant Rio Tinto launched a high-level review of its operations in Western Australia on Friday after the company blew up a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site to expand an iron ore mine.In announcing the move, Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson issued a formal apology to indigenous communities for the destruction on May 24 of ancient rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.”The decision to conduct a board-led review of events at Juukan Gorge reflects our determination to learn lessons from what happened and to make any necessary improvements to our heritage processes and governance,” he said in a statement.He said the review would begin immediately and would work with the Pinikura and Puutu Kunti Kurrama Aboriginal (PKKP) communities who are the traditional owners of the region. It will issue a final report by October, the company said.Rio Tinto initially defended its blasting in the Juukan Gorge as authorized under a 2013 agreement with the state government.But emotional protests by Aboriginal leaders, who said they hadn’t been informed of the planned blasting until days before it happened, led the company to apologies and announce the review.The cultural importance of Juukan Gorge was confirmed by an archaeological dig carried out at one of the rock shelters a year after Rio Tinto obtained approval to blast in the area.The dig uncovered the oldest known example of bone tools in Australia — a sharpened kangaroo bone dating back 28,000 years — and a plaited-hair belt that DNA testing linked to indigenous people still living in the area.”There are less than a handful of known Aboriginal sites in Australia that are as old as this one”, Puutu Kunti Kurrama Land Committee chair John Ashburton said, describing the site as one of the earliest-occupied locations nationally.”Our people are deeply troubled and saddened by the destruction of these rock shelters and are grieving the loss of connection to our ancestors as well as our land,” he said.The state government also said it would review the laws governing mining operations near indigenous heritage sites. The issue surfaced again last week when another mining giant, BHP, said it had just been given government approval to destroy up to 40 indigenous heritage sites in the ore-rich Pilbara.BHP subsequently said it would also review its plans, but did not commit to protecting the Aboriginal sites as it pursues an Aus$4.5 billion (US$3.1 billion) expansion of its South Flank iron ore mine.Iron ore is Australia’s top export, worth more than Aus$77 billion to the economy last year. Much of it is extracted from the sparsely populated Pilbara, where indigenous groups have ownership rights over large swathes of the region. Topics :last_img read more

Jose Mourinho set to meet Arsenal boss Unai Emery at UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum

first_imgJose Mourinho set to meet Arsenal boss Unai Emery at UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum Unai Emery and Jose Mourinho will meet at the UEFA Elite Coaches Forum next week (Getty/Sky)Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Unai Emery are set to meet at the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum next week.Emery is under huge pressure following Arsenal’s recent run of poor results and performances, while Mourinho has reportedly held talks with the Gunners’ hierarchy about potentially replacing the Spaniard as manager.Following Arsenal’s drab 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday, Emery was asked about Mourinho’s link with the Gunners but simply replied: ‘I am the coach.’It has also been reported that Mourinho’s entourage have been encouraging him to take the Arsenal job if Emery is sacked.ADVERTISEMENT Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last December (Getty)‘I’m going to try and get a job like Ole has, and speak all the time about the future.‘I think it’s a great situation, three year contract – the future, the young players. I think it’s a great job to do in such a giant club.’Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are also among those who will be at the UEFA meeting just one day after Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Nov 2019 7:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link MANAGERS ATTENDING UEFA ELITE COACHES FORUM Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Maurizio Sarri (Juventus), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Carlo Ancelotti (Napoli), Thomas Tuchel (PSG), Erik ten Hag (Ajax), Unai Emery (Arsenal), Sergio Conceiçao (Porto), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United), Paulo Fonseca (Roma), Rudi Garcia (Lyon), Jose Mourinho, Massimiliano Allegri and Mircea Lucescu.center_img Emery is under huge pressure at Arsenal (EPA)The pair will now meet in Nyon on November 11 as they are attending the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum which is held every year for managers to get together to share ideas and experiences in the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementOle Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced Mourinho as Manchester United boss last December, will also be in attendance in Nyon. Advertisement Last month, Mourinho aimed a dig at United’s hierarchy for protecting Solskjaer following his turbulent start to the season.‘They [United] did some good PR in the week to make it absolutely clear or create positive atmosphere for the game,’ said Mourinho. Commentlast_img read more

Mesut Ozil will regret wasted years at Arsenal if he stays, says Alan Smith

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Mesut Ozil has been encouraged to leave Arsenal by Alan Smith (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Mesut Ozil should leave Arsenal for a club that actually wants him and he will regret his decision to see out his contract at the Emirates, reckons Alan Smith.Ozil has been completely out of contention since the Premier League’s return form the coronavirus hiatus, with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta leaving him out of the team and entire squad.The former Real Madrid man still has a year to run on his £350,000-a-week contract in north London and the club would like to get rid of him and take him off the wage bill.However, the 31-year-old has insisted he will stay till the end of his contract next summer, whether he is in the team or not, although he hopes to return to the fold and make an impact.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘My position is clear,’ Ozil told The Athletic. ‘I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club. ‘Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again. ‘I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.’However, Smith thinks this decision is simply a waste of everyone’s time and it would be best for player and club if Ozil found somewhere else to ply his trade.‘As for Mesut Ozil, the tiresome saga rolls on,’ the former Gunners striker told Sky Sports. ‘In an interview this week, the German insisted he is staying at Arsenal, even though he obviously does not feature in Arteta’s plans. This is a funny one. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Ozil is well within his rights to see out a four-year contract the club were happy enough to give. But from a purely football aspect, why would you do that if you are not going to play?‘”This is my profession”, he says. “It’s what I love doing: being on the pitch, playing matches, showing the people, helping the club and my team.” Ok, so if you love playing so much, why not go somewhere you’re actually wanted?‘There’s an old saying in football – you are a long time retired. Come the end of his career, he might live to regret these wasted years.’Ozil will fall still further down the pecking order at Arsenal when Willian completes his move from Chelsea, which is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.The Gunners are thought to have offered him a substantial pay-off to leave the club before the end of his deal.He is due to earn £18m over the next year and the pay-off would be less than that but come in a lump sum.MORE: Jose Mourinho confronted Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s agent over pushing for Arsenal transfer ahead of TottenhamMORE: Kia Joorabchian slams former Arsenal chief Sven Mislintat and provides Willian updateAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementcenter_img Mesut Ozil will regret wasted years at Arsenal if he stays, says Alan Smith Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Aug 2020 4:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShareslast_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Fulham vs Arsenal & Liverpool vs Leeds

first_imgTimo Werner is set to make his Premier League debut for Chelsea at Brighton (Picture: Getty)First game for Lampard’s new signings, everyone will expect them to win, and I am no different. I think they could get off to a brilliant start here. Prediction: 0-4.Betfair Exchange Odds: Brighton- 9/2, Chelsea- 4/6, Draw- 10/3MORE: Jurgen Klopp slams Premier League rule change as Liverpool plan title defenceMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright raves about Timo Werner and compares new Chelsea striker to Premier League legends Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds start at the home of Premier League champions Liverpool (Picture: Getty)An interesting start for Leeds! Tough, tough start for them, but I will go for a surprise here! I think maybe a draw, sometimes there is a hangover after winning the title and Leeds will be pumped up here for their first game back. Prediction: 1-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool- 3/10, Leeds- 11/1, Draw- 11/2West Brom vs Leicesterhis is a tough one to call. I think Leicester’s experience will help, and maybe Vardy will hit the ground running. Prediction: 1-2Betfair Exchange Odds: West Brom- 3/1, Leicester- Evens, Draw- 11/4Spurs vs Everton Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Fulham vs Arsenal & Liverpool vs Leeds Dimitar BerbatovFriday 11 Sep 2020 9:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Jose Mourinho has made some shrewd additions to his Spurs squad this summer (Picture: Getty)What a cracking game this could be. Two great managers, two great teams, two teams who have something to prove, and improve on! I hope to see Spurs hit the ground running and get the 3 points they need, so I will go with them. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs- 9/10, Everton- 7/2, Draw- 11/4Sheffield United vs Wolveswo evenly matched teams here in my view, very hard to split them both. I think this could end up a draw, particularly as it’s the first game back of the new season. Prediction: 0-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: Sheffield- 5/2, Wolves- 6/4, Draw- 21/10Brighton vs Chelsea Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has picked up where he left off last season (Picture: Getty)Here we go, Fulham against Arsenal first game! No fans in the stadium will be hard for Fulham in a new league. Arsenal will probably win this, and it’s a tough first game for Fulham, especially with Arsenal carrying momentum from two trophies. Prediction: 0-3.Betfair Exchange Odds: Fulham- 11/2, Arsenal- 4/7, Draw- 7/2Crystal Palace vs SouthamptonI think this will be a draw. First game, two mid-table teams who are evenly matched, it could be a cagey game. Prediction: 1-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Palace- 9/4, So’ton- 6/4, Draw- 9/4West Ham vs NewcastleI fancy West Ham here, as I have said, I expect more from them, the fans expect more from them, and Newcastle could be quite deflated after the bad news this summer. Prediction: 2-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: West Ham- 6/5, Newcastle- 5/2, Draw- 5/2Liverpool vs Leeds Comment The Premier League season kicks off with a London derby between Fulham and Arsenal (Picture: Getty / Metro)The Premier League roars back into action this weekend with an intriguing set of fixtures to get the pulses racing again.Arsenal look to be heading in the right direction under Mikel Arteta but won’t have it all their own way at promoted Fulham, while fellow new boys Leeds United are back in the big time after a 16-year absence.Marcelo Bielsa’s boys couldn’t have asked for a tougher start as they travel to the home of the champions, while big spending Chelsea begin their campaign at Brighton on Monday.As ever, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for…AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFulham vs Arsenallast_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf firma un decreto que extiende la fecha límite para la votación por correo en seis condados hasta el 9 de junio

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En medio de un aumento de la emisión de votos por correo, la emergencia de salud pública a causa de la COVID-19 y los disturbios civiles en seis condados, el Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó hoy un decreto que extiende la fecha límite para que las oficinas electorales de los condados de Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery y Philadelphia reciban votos en ausencia o por correo hasta las 5 p.m. del 9 de junio de 2020. El matasellos del voto debe indicar una fecha no posterior al martes 2 de junio de 2020 inclusive. La fecha límite para entregar personalmente las boletas en ausencia o por correo sigue siendo las 8 p.m. del 2 de junio de 2020.“Este es un momento sin precedentes para Pennsylvania y nuestra nación, ya que enfrentamos una gran crisis de salud pública y disturbios civiles durante una elección”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Votar es la piedra angular de nuestra democracia y quiero garantizar que los votantes puedan emitir su voto y que estos se reciban a tiempo”.Los seis condados incluidos en el decreto de hoy son parte de una declaración de emergencia por desastre que el Gobernador firmó el sábado en respuesta a los disturbios civiles para brindar toda la asistencia necesaria a los municipios.Si bien la gran mayoría de los condados han podido procesar sus solicitudes y enviar sus boletas por correo, el volumen de solicitudes en los seis condados provocado por la crisis de la COVID-19, combinado con los recientes disturbios civiles, hace que sea necesario extender el plazo para que los condados reciban los votos emitidos en ausencia y por correo. El toque de queda, las restricciones a los viajes y otras circunstancias imprevistas han dificultado la devolución de las boletas en estos condados. La extensión ayudará a garantizar que los votantes de esos condados no se vean privados de sus derechos a votar sin que sea su culpa.El envío del voto por correo es nuevo en Pennsylvania conforme a la Ley 77 de 2019 que el Gobernador Wolf firmó el año pasado como parte de las mejoras de la ley electoral más arrolladoras del estado en 80 años. La ley creó la opción el emitir el voto por correo sin necesidad de justificación, junto con fechas límite posteriores para el registro de votantes y para devolver los votos por correo y en ausencia.Aproximadamente 1.8 millones de votantes de Pennsylvania han solicitado votar por correo desde el inicio de la COVID-19.Debido a la crisis de COVID-19, en marzo la Asamblea General de Pennsylvania aprobó y el Gobernador Wolf firmó la Ley 12 de 2020, que reprograma las elecciones primarias del 28 de abril de 2020 hasta el 2 de junio de 2020 para reducir las multitudes en los lugares de votación y alentar a los votantes a emitir el voto por correo.La última vez que se utilizó un decreto para extender el plazo para devolver las boletas para voto en ausencia fue en 2012 debido al huracán Sandy.Ver el decreto del gobernador aquí.View this information in English. El Gobernador Wolf firma un decreto que extiende la fecha límite para la votación por correo en seis condados hasta el 9 de junio June 01, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Buyers becoming ‘rentvestors’ rather than homeowners

first_img Lengthy auction secures top sale for 2018 RELATED: New research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that 36 per cent of first-time buyers opted to invest in property and continue to rent instead of buying a home to live in over the past 12 months.The finding was contained in the 2018 PIPA Investor Sentiment Survey, which also found more first-time buyers were purchasing existing properties than new builds.PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said ‘rentvesting’ as an investment strategy had likely been a trend for some time.“What this insight shows us is that first-time property buyers generally have probably been more active over recent years than official statistics originally recorded,” he said.According to the latest ABS statistics, about 18 per cent of dwellings financed in Australia were to first-time buyers in September.Mr Koulizos said revisions to the official data meant that first-time investors were now being counted. Chance to rent ‘Up’ house RENTVESTOR: 16 Wrybourne St, Deception Bay.“There’s no doubt that the softer market conditions are making it easier for first-time buyers when it comes to purchase prices, however, lending restrictions are conversely making it more difficult for them to secure finance,” he said.“It seems that the dream of property ownership has remained alive and well for some time, with many first-timers opting to improve their financial futures by investing in more affordable locations while renting elsewhere.” The survey also found that the vast majority of first-time buyers had opted to buy an existing property, even with State Government grants available to purchase a new dwelling.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIn Queensland, the First Home Owners Grant of $15,000 is only available to those first time buyers who purchase a brand new property under $750,000 and plan to live in it.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland, however, has been pushing for the grant be extended to existing properties as well, even if only in the regions.Mr Koulizos said established property often had greater capital growth.Your Property Your Wealth director and buyers agent Daniel Walsh, 28, and his wife Sophie Walsh, 24, own nine investment properties in four states, including three in southeast Queensland, and are renting in Sydney.Mr Walsh said they would likely continue to rent for the foreseeable future.“It was cheaper to rent than buy in Sydney and we noticed the amount we paid in rent was less than the yield we could get from a property elsewhere,” he said.“We have never bought a property over $380,000.”The three Queensland properties owned by the couple are located at Deception Bay, Crestmead and Raceview. Designer Brisbane retreat soldcenter_img MORE: Drawing on his own experience as a buyers agent, Mr Walsh said often it paid to “rent where you to live and invest in an affordable property with a good return”.“It is a long-term goal but so far we have created a passive income of around $60,000 – enough to cover our rent, lifestyle and the upkeep of the properties.” Daniel and Sophie Walsh.One third of first-time buyers are opting to become ‘rentvestors’, rather than homeowners. >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen2018: What is negative gearing?01:55last_img read more

China’s Sinopec to boost spot LNG purchases

first_imgChina’s Sinopec Group is reportedly planning to ramp up purchases of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to shore up winter gas supplies.Sinopec’s gas sales rose 13.4 percent in the first seven months of the year as China’s natural gas market showed tightness this summer, Reuters reported on Monday.The report says that the announcement of boosting gas supplies is the company’s first major announcement of concrete steps that it will take to tackle China’s gas shortages, especially this winter.“Some cities and companies have been telling us that they are starving for more gas,” Sinopec said.Sinopec plans to book 2,600 truck drivers and renting 1,600 trucks to deliver gas from LNG terminals in southern China to cities in the north this winter, according to the report.The state-owned company also hoped to have 41 million tonnes, or 60 billion cubic metres, of annual LNG receiving capacity by 2023 through expansion of its current LNG terminal.It will also push ahead construction of three new terminals in Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the city of Nantong in Jiangsu province and Longkou in Shandong province, the report said.last_img read more

Liston Baron of Fond St. Jean charged for theft of agricultural produce.

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Liston Baron of Fond St. Jean charged for theft of agricultural produce. by: – April 28, 2011 33 Views   no discussions Photo credit: searchdominica.comLinston Baron of Fond St. Jean pleaded guilty to one charge of theft of agricultural produce and guilty to a charge of trespassing after the charges were read to him this morning at the Magistrate’s Court, Roseau.The Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes read the facts, “Hugh Fountain lives in Pointe Carib and has land which is cultivated with fruits among other crops. Mangoes form part of this cultivation. The Defendant was employed as a cleaner and caregive of the fruits. His employment was terminated yet he continued to go on the Complainant’s property.”Inspector Weekes continued, “On Wednesday 27th April, 2011 at 9:00am the Defendant went on the farm and harvested two bags of mango. Constable Francis D and others stationed at the Grandbay Police Station investigated the matter and cautioned the Defendant who admitted to the act. He was arrested and taken to the Grandbay Police Station where he said, “Officer Hugh had warn me don’t go on his land. I take the man hose and sell it for Mayma. The person that make crack must be burning in hell.” The mangoes were not recovered as they had already left the jurisdiction.”When asked whether he had any objection after the facts have been read the Defendant responded; “Your Worship I have a problem with what he say. Is only one bag of mangoes I take.”When asked to make a plea in mitigation for himself he said “if you charge me I can pay you” after which Magistrate Baptiste informed him that he had already been charged by the Police so he should tell the Court why he should not be sentenced.He then said, “I am sorry I will not do that again.”In sentencing the Defendant, Evelina Baptiste said; “I’ll take all factors into consideration, those in your favor and those which are not in your favor. One that you pleaded guilty and did not waste the Court’s time. Secondly, you have 8 previous offenses, 5 of them which are of the same kind and one of theft of agricultural produce. The law sets a penalty for the first and second offenses. I have no choice but to obey the law and give you the maximum penalty.”On the charge of theft of agricultural produce Mr. Baron was sentenced to one year imprisonment and on the charge of tresspass, two months imprisonment to run concurrently.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more