MASON CITY — While parts of Iowa had record high temperatures in the low 90s on Thursday, forecasters say cooler, wetter weather will likely dominate much of the rest of the month and well into June.During a National Weather Service briefing late last week, climatologist Martha Shulski says heavy rain will spread across Iowa and much of the Northern Plains this week, raising the critical risk of renewed flooding. “The prediction is in the three-to-five inch range, so a pretty active pattern,” Shulski says. “These forecasts have been pretty consistent which gives you some higher confidence in the forecast actually verifying. Certainly, it’s something to look out for in terms of impacts over the next week.”In spite of a few scattered hot and humid days, Iowa’s weather has been much cooler than normal this spring and forecasters anticipate that pattern will remain. “Continued higher probability for below-normal temperatures for a swath in the central U.S.,” Shulski says. “This is combined with the increased probability of wetter-than-normal conditions for June.”Thanks to the El Nino, it’s possible the cool, wet weather will last well into summer, as will the risk of more flooding, as the ground remains saturated in many parts of the state.
WHAT: Public Health Workshop—Chemicals of Concern in Personal Care ProductsWHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.WHERE: PHSS Building at 412 Lilly Road NE in Olympia, 98506WHO: Workshop is designed for adults, teens, and pre-teensIn order to have enough supplies for all attendees, please RSVP to KaufmaE@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2674. Facebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Public HealthFree work workshop on chemicals of concern in personal care productsDid you know that some personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant and cosmetics can contain chemicals linked to cancer, asthma, developmental disabilities and more? The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department is hosting an evening presentation about chemicals of concern in personal care products with tips to help you make smart consumer choices.An environmental health educator will cover what the “chemicals of concern” are, why and how they are in our personal care products, how to read labels on these products, and how to be a smart shopper to keep looking and smelling good with safer products for you and your family. The workshop includes learning how to make your own all-natural lip balm, plus lip balm samples that workshop attendees can take home.
To colaborate, the Chocota Trejo Foundation has set up a website and on his Social Networks he has appealed, especially to his compatriots, to whom ask for the donation of non-perishable food and clothing. They will not have to move from home, since they will be volunteers who will collect all that essential material in this serious crisis. An action that will be coordinated by Fernando Marmo (email@example.com). Those who want to participate and follow this event – also the song and folklore will be represented – can do so on the YouTube channel ‘Fundacion Chocota Trejo’. “Of situations as hard as the one we are living we will only get out if we work together. That is why I want to lend a hand to the most disadvantaged in my land, Santiago del Estero. Dare to collaborate! “Asked the playmaker and Rayo captain, whose Foundation has been since 2012 taking care that the children of its region have their needs covered, organizing charity parties, raffles, distributing school supplies … People are mobilizing and, in just 24 hours, the 5,500 euros of collection have already been exceeded. Óscar Trejo will organize a charity event next Sunday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Argentine time), to help his native Santiago del Estero, also plagued by this coronavirus epidemic. They will join the Chocota different players from Santiago (not only soccer, but also basketball) scattered all over the world, such as Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil … An initiative in which T-shirts and different sports equipment will be raffled with the objective of raising funds that will go to hospitals and dining rooms in this Argentine region. “The silver will be used to buy all the necessary materials in the hospitals, which are preparing a list,” confessed the redhead.
Since releasing its controversial corruption report, which links several government officials to acts of corruption, the graft commission has been dragged into the local and national politics.Latest of them is the local and administrative politics of Sinoe County, Southeastern Liberia.For the first time since he was implicated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) a few weeks ago, Sinoe County Superintendent Milton Teahjay took to the airwaves in an effort to fight back and save his integrity already dented by the release of LACC report.During a news conference yesterday in Monrovia, Teahjay in reaction to LACC’s allegation, dragged the commission into a local tribal, political and individual rivalry involving him and Senator Mobutu V. Nyenpan. Both men are certified senatorial candidates in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election slated for December 16, 2014.According to Teahjay, the sole reason he was accused of corruption is because of what he called the “political and academic alliance Sen. Nyenpan has with LACC Chairman Cllr. James Verdier.” Teahjay’s assertion was promptly dismissed by Nyenpan who called it a “fairytale.”According to the Sinoe Supt., Sen. Nyenpan was a classmate of Cllr. Verdier so the LACC boss was fronting for his friend. The Sinoe Senator in response rubbished the assertion and clarified that Cllr. Verdier was his professor and he (Nyenpan) never had any close relation with Cllr. Verdier. Teahjay accused LACC of “stonewalling,” adding that the Commission was not interested in substantial issues linking Nyenpan to massive corruption as presented to the graft commission, but LACC was rather interested in digging up issues that never existed.He accused Nyenpan of establishing “fake and bogus” construction companies that were awarded contracts for local projects in the county meant to defraud the system by not living up to the terms of the agreements.In response, Nyenpan dismissed Teahjay’s allegation and challenged him to provide any material evidence to support his claims.Said Nyenpan, “The companies have managements and they are right here. I know Teahjay, if he had any documents [to the contrary], he would spread them all around the place. I have no connection with (any) company, whatsoever. His claim is I recommended a company to him; does that stop you from applying due diligence and following the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) laws? He’s talking spider story.” In defense of the expenditure of US$7,500 currently under investigation by LACC, Teahjay disclosed that he used US$5,000 of said amount to invest in the communities that host the Sinoe Rubber plantation for which the money was raised from rubber sold from the region.He disclosed that US$17,000 was generated from rubber sold after local authorities were successful in clearing the plantation of illicit economy migrants. According to him, the US$17,000 was used by him to resettle brokers who had initial investments in the plantation prior to government’s action.Mr. Teahjay, who is a senatorial candidate of the county, maintained that he was left with US$7,500 after settling the brokers and the rest was used for operations of the Emergency Response Police, who evicted the migrants from the plantation. Teahjay stated further that a written statement he (Teahjay) provided to LACC implicating Nyenpan to collecting US$421,800 did not interest the commission, but rather US$7,500 an assertion Nyenpan again dismissed, terming it as “lies and fabrications.”Teahjay indicated that it was unfortunate for the Commission to take interest in a bus LACC claimed he procured outside of the PPCC and not a pickup he procured with documents; stating that the Commission further proved its biases.“LACC will not go free with what they have created. I condemn the LACC report and believe it does not warrant listening to in this country,” Teahjay declared. He requested the Commission to immediately remove his name from the report or face a lawsuit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Big Foot” murder trialAs the High Court trial of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident Bryan Leitch continued before Justice Sandhill Kissoon, the deposition of former Policeman Phillip Bowman was read in the court alleging that the accused told the rank that he did not intend to kill the South-Central hotelier.“Me ain’t go fuh kill he,” Leitch reportedly told Bowman under caution.Dead: Joseph JagdeoLeitch stands accused of murdering Joseph Jagdeo, between November 13 and 14, 2013 at South Road, Georgetown in Room 10 of the South-Central Hotel. It was revealed on Monday that five witnesses, including key Prosecution witnesses, could not be located locally even though several notices were sent out via television and radio broadcasts. Communications Officer within the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers, Liz Rahaman disclosed the names as former Police Constable Miguel Charles; Shantel De John of Kitty, Georgetown; Felecia Williams of Albouystown, Georgetown;, Kiana Garnett of Good Intent, West Bank Demerara and Trevor Richards.The 12-member jury was also told via immigration records that a sixth witness, Policeman Bowman left for the United States of America in August 2017 and that there was no evidence that he returned to Guyana. However, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bharrat Mangru, who conducted the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) before the then Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, read out the deposition of several of the elusive witnesses.Mangru testified that several exhibits were tendered and admitted into evidence at the lower court, including the wooden key ring for Room 10, a Nokia mobile phone box with three user manuals and the pieces of cloth that were used to tie and gag the hotel owner. Reading from Shantel De John’s deposition, the Police Inspector noted evidence implicating Leitch for selling the phone. De John reportedly claimed that she only had $1000 of the sum that Leitch requested as payment for the SIM card. During a confrontation held by Police, according to De John, the defendant admitted that he sold her a black and grey Nokia phone.From Felecia Williams’ deposition, the jury heard that she allowed Leitch into Room 9, because he had nowhere else to go. She reportedly had known him from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC). She claimed that Jagdeo, the hotel owner, agreed to let him stay, but an argument between herself and Leitch over his possession of two cellphones erupted. Williams claimed that she took a phone and gave it to Jagdeo and she put Leitch out of her room. The defendant was then placed into Room 10. A worker called “Buxton”, Jagdeo and the witness herself were all present when he was removed, according to Williams’ evidence-in-chief.In Bowman’s deposition, it was claimed that De John met Leitch at Pike Street, Kitty, where he sold her the phone for $4000. It was stated that the accused similarly admitted to selling her the phone. Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Lawrence Harris, Inspector Mangru admitted the accused was unrepresented when the exhibits were tendered at the Magistrates’ Court and when the witnesses had testified.State Counsels Mandell Moore and Lisa Cave are appearing for the State, while Leitch is also being represented by defence Attorney Hewley Griffith. The matter continues before Justice Kissoon. (Shemuel Fanfair)
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – A fire broke out Monday afternoon in a top-floor unit of a two-story apartment building in La Mirada, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The fire was reported at 4:05 p.m. at 14311 Rosecrans Ave. and was extinguished in 12 minutes, according to the fire department. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately tallied.
Where: Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall Tuesday Day Activities: Dancing in the Library What: Are you a fan of Dancing with the Stars? Professional dancer Susana Elena will perform and discuss the art of flamenco dancing in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Call (661) 259-0750. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall Music: Sing along What: Like to sing, hum, tap your feet or just listen while having a pizza? The local Barbershop Harmony singers meet once monthly, just for fun, to harmonize following their normal Tuesday evening practice. Everyone is welcome to join in or just enjoy the music and camaraderie. The singing’s free. For information, call (661) 259-6109 or visit www.geocities.com/bsharmony. When: 8:45 p.m. Where: Pizza Hut, 23450 Valencia Blvd., Newhall Classes: New sushi class What: A new sushi class will meet Tuesday evenings . The instructor, Haru Nikaido, will teach the making of California rolls (comprised of rice, cucumber, avocado and imitation crab) at the first class. Class size is limited to 15 students per session. Costs will be $3 for seniors, $6 for nonseniors and $2 for the mats needed in making sushi. To make the required reservation, call Elaine at the Senior Center at (661) 259-9444 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. When: 5-7 p.m. Where: SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall Thursday Charity: Designer shopping gala What: Santa Clarita fashion mavens will have a rare opportunity to indulge their shopping fantasies while supporting a good cause at the designer purse and shopping gala benefiting Layne’s Legacy Foundation in Valencia and its numerous programs that help families with children facing life-threatening illnesses. Tickets are $75. For more information, call (818) 700-4822 or visit www.layneslegacy.org. When: 5-10 p.m. Where: Macc Designs Home Furnishings, 25030 Avenue Tibbitts, Valencia Day Activities: Mariachi magic show What: Rafael and Katia will amaze you with dazzling magic tricks, mariachi music and even some comedy. For all ages. Call (661) 251-2720. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Saturday Music: Santa Clarita Master Chorale performance What: The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present a preview of its performance “Songs Without Borders” with a variety of songs and show tunes. For information, call (661) 259-8942. When: noon Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Day Activities: Highlands School carnival What: The Highlands School spring carnival will feature a rock climber, interactive inflatable park, face painting, 2-for-1 book fair, food booths, children’s arts and crafts, cookie cook-off, silent auction, bake sale, carnival games, entertainment from Santa Clarita groups and a raffle of 30 theme baskets created by each of the K-6 classrooms at Highlands Elementary. Free admission. For more information, call (661) 297-8875. When: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Where: Highlands Elementary School, 27332 N. Catala Avenue, Saugus General: Mary Ellen’s Tea Party What: The Friends of Hart Park and Museum will be hosting a fundraising event titled “Mary Ellen’s Tea Party” in honor of Mary Ellen Hart, sister of famed silent film star, William S. Hart. The event will be held at the William S. Hart Hall on the grounds of the William S. Hart Park and Museum. The afternoon entertainment will feature music by the Santa Clarita Master Chorale. Guests will be invited to tour the Hart Museum and Ranch House at noon and will enjoy an afternoon tea at 1:30 p.m. with all the trimmings. There will be a prize for the “Most Interesting Hat” and ladies are encouraged to wear their favorite millinery designs. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations can be made by calling (661) 254-4584. When: Tours noon – 1:30 p.m.; tea party 1:30 p.m. Where: Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park & Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall Clubs: Community Hiking Club What: Join Santa Clarita’s new Community Hiking Club on a moderate 2-mile hike along the Old Miner Trail near Magic Mountain. An Adventure Pass is required. For information, call Frank Hoffman at the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Meet at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Art Events: Film screening: “Fahrenheit 451” What: Come and enjoy a screening of the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” For information, call the library at (661) 251-2720. This event is part of The Big Read, a nationwide reading initiative designed not only to revive literary reading and restore reading to the center of American culture, but to encourage reading for pleasure and bring communities together to read and discuss one book. When: 2-4 p.m. Where: Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Monday Music: High School/College Choral Festival What: More than 500 students from 13 local schools will be participating in the 22nd annual Santa Clarita Choral Educators Music Festival, including choirs from Sierra Vista Junior High, Castaic Middle School, Rancho Pico Junior High, Placerita Junior High, Santa Clarita Christian Women’s Choir and Honors Ensemble, Golden Valley High Golden Gals as well as concert choirs from West Ranch, Saugus, Valencia, Hart and Canyon High Schools. Also featured will be the College of the Canyons Chamber Singers and Les Chanteuses and The Master’s College Chorale. Tickets are $8. The concert will be broadcast and podcast on local radio station KHTS 1220 on Sunday, May 13, from 5-7 p.m. When: 7-9:30 p.m.
0Shares0000Samir Nasri is without a club and will not be able to play again this season © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPAPARIS, France, Feb 27 – Former Manchester City midfielder and France international Samir Nasri was handed a six-month doping ban “for using a prohibited method” by European football governing body UEFA on Tuesday.Nasri, 30, had appealed to UEFA for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) following a multi-vitamin intravenous booster he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016. That was rejected last March, as was an appeal in December to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.However, he still has the right to appeal against his ban, UEFA said.The method is on the World Anti-doping Agency’s prohibited list and carries a maximum ban of four years.Nasri is currently without a club having left Turkish side Antalyaspor by mutual consent last month.The doping affair started when a Los Angeles clinic called Drip Doctors tweeted the fact they had treated Nasri with an intravenous vitamin booster whilst the player was on holiday there.Nasri was at that time on loan from City at Sevilla, who expressed surprise when the story broke in the media — Spanish anti-doping authorities quickly took up the matter and opened an inquiry at the end of 2016.After shining as a youngster at his hometown club Marseille, Nasri was recruited by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and switched three seasons later to City for a then sizeable £25 million (28m euros, $35m) transfer.He won two Premier League titles at City but was loaned out to Sevilla and then sold to Antalyaspor at the end of last season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Arklu the company behind the Lottie brand of dolls, which are based in Colab LYIT on Port Road, Letterkenny are seeking to hire experienced staff members to add to its current team. The company’s brand of dolls Lottie are now on sale in over 30 countries and have been the recipient of over 30 international toy awards.Arklu are currently recruiting for an Accounts Administrator / Accounts Assistant and Sales Account Executive (B2B) Accounts Administrator / Accounts AssistantLocation: Letterkenny, Co. DonegalSalary: CompetitiveTerms: Permanent, Full-TimeReporting to: Financial Controller Team Lottie are passionate about preserving the magic of childhood with the award-winning ‘Lottie’ doll range that is sold across the world. We are recruiting an Accounts Administrator / Accounts Assistant for our head office in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The role is permanent full-time, and provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career in tandem with the growth of this exciting SME. Be part of a vibrant team making a real difference, who are at the forefront of innovation in the toy industry! To apply: For more information, please visit our website www.lottie.com. To apply with a CV and cover letter, please email HR@arklu.com. Arklu is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date for applications is close of business on Monday, 4th September.Role Description Monthly reconciliations of bank accounts and control accounts.Accounts Receivable: generating reports, contacting customers, and taking payments.Accounts Payable: checking invoices, generating reports, and preparing the monthly payment run.General bookkeeping and general ledger activities.Assisting with inventory management.Other ad hoc tasks as required or as the role evolves.Candidate ProfileA highly-organised and adaptable self-starter who works to own initiative.Prior relevant experience in a finance role in a fast-paced environment.Prior experience using accounting software and/or ERP systems a must (Netsuite an advantage), along with excellent I.T. and MS Office skills.Degree in Business / Accounting required. Accounting Technician (IATI) qualification, or part or full qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA) an advantage.Ability to support a close-knit team to achieve the business strategy.Strong attention to detail/accuracy and excellent analytical skills. Consistently delivers quality outcomes in a timely and professional manner. Immediate start preferred.Core competencies and values of the ideal candidate includes teamwork and collaboration, communication, results-orientated, technical ability, ownership of the role, growth of self and others, innovative, approachable, and commercially-aware yet values-orientated.Sales Account Executive (B2B)Location: Letterkenny, Co. DonegalSalary: CompetitiveTerms: Full-Time. 3 months initial contract, with a view to permanent thereafter. Reporting to: National Accounts ManagerTeam Lottie are passionate about preserving the magic of childhood with the award-winning ‘Lottie’ doll range that is sold across the world. We are recruiting a Sales Account Executive (B2B) for our head office in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The role is 3 months full-time (with view to permanent), and provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career in tandem with the growth of this exciting SME. Be part of a vibrant team making a real difference, who are at the forefront of innovation in the toy industry! To apply: For more information, please visit our website www.lottie.com. To apply with a CV and cover letter, please email HR@arklu.com. Arklu is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date for applications is close of business on Monday, 11th September, with early applications welcome. Role DescriptionManage all incoming emails/calls from retailers, and initiate pro-active emails/calls to retailers for ordering, account information, and quality control.Responsible for all wholesale independent retailer accounts, with a large focus on UK & Ireland. Contact existing retailers on a regular basis to initiate orders.Process all retailer orders, create invoices, and ensure correct product & merchandising are delivered.Research and win new potential retailers.Assist with the forecasting and analysis of retailer sales.Create content and promotional material for weekly retailer and prospect emails.Other ad hoc tasks as required or as the role evolves.Candidate ProfileEnergetic self-starter who delivers results.Degree in Business / Marketing or other relevant course.Prior relevant experience in a sales role in a fast-paced environment.Clear and articulate communication skills, both written and oral.Excellent telephone manner with a clear, concise, and pleasant voice, with an understanding and helpful tone.Prior experience in Microsoft Excel, Mail Chimp, and Netsuite an advantage.Ability to support a close-knit team to achieve the business strategy.Strong attention to detail. Immediate start preferred.Core competencies and values of the ideal candidate includes teamwork and collaboration, communication, results-orientated, technical ability, ownership of the role, growth of self and others, innovative, approachable, and commercially-aware yet values-orientated.Job Vacancies: Innovative toy company Arklu seeks staff was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Accounts AdministratorARKLUEmploymentjobsletterkennyLottie dollsrecruitmentSales Account ExecutiveVacancies
1 Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker has revealed he has no idea if he is fit enough to play in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea but has had to prepare himself to do so.The club captain, 32, is in contention to start with Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel Paulista injured and Shkodran Mustafi battling to overcome illness.Should Mertesacker start he would have to adjust to Arsenal’s new 3-4-3 formation on only his second appearance of a season disrupted by a knee injury.While he may have recovered, there remain significant concerns over his match fitness against the energetic Premier League champions, who scored 85 times in the process of securing a record 30 league victories, particularly given the potential for extra-time.Asked if he would be ready if selected by manager Arsene Wenger, Mertesacker responded: “I cannot tell you.“I haven’t played this year. But I have done this for 15 years so I expect myself to be absolutely ready no matter what comes.“That is my mindset, no matter what happens or what is facing me on Saturday, I am going to go for it. I owe this to this team and to this club.“I want to make sure I will be ready and my mindset is ‘120 minutes plus penalties’.“(It is) completely unexpected. I made the squad because of two injuries and then I came on (on Sunday in the 3-1 defeat of Everton) due to one red card and one injury.“It was unexpected but you need to be ready at any time. It was good to get a run out and obviously make my first appearance of the season after a long, long injury. I was very grateful I got the opportunity.”There also remains uncertainty surrounding Wenger’s future and whether Saturday’s fixture at Wembley could be his last match as manager after 21 years at the club.Victory would give him a record seventh FA Cup, but asked if he felt this could be Wenger’s last game, Mertesacker said: “I have absolutely no idea. I cannot tell.“First of all we are lucky to have him here. That was always my mindset when I came here. I was so happy to have him. He trusted me a lot.“I can just tell you I’m looking forward for the future of this club because even if we struggle a bit, or play in the Europa League next year, it gives us a little bit of time and a breather to think about what has gone wrong last season and we do not deserve to be in the Champions League.“Short-term, we are just thrilled to be in that final with our manager.”Mertesacker has not started a game in almost 13 months and Wenger admitted selecting the German might depend on the formation Arsenal play.“I don’t know as he has not played 90 minutes for a long time,” Wenger said.“I have not made up my mind yet. He has the leadership qualities so it depends a little bit on the system I will go for, the system I will choose.”Wenger will also make a late decision on Kieran Gibbs, who was yet to return to training on Wednesday as the full-back tries to overcome a thigh injury. Per Mertesacker