Meet Keylee Marineau, Thurston County Public Health’s New Coordinator for the…

first_imgFacebook228Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesKeylee Marineau is smart, and funny—and she’s been working with the unsheltered population for close to ten years, ever since she was a contracted therapist for Partners in Prevention Education. Her experience at Rosie’s Place working with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness has given her a broad perspective. 40 percent of young people on the street identify as LGBTQ and most give their number one reason for being homeless as either being kicked out of their home, or feeling unsafe in their home. “That’s not a problem the County can solve alone.”“’Solving’ the problem of homelessness goes way beyond finding housing for people,” she explained. “Getting people off the street touches on all kinds of issues, and requires all kinds of partners. It’s about lack of affordable housing. It’s about mental health. It’s about homophobia, childhood traumas, and racism. It’s about health inequities—the availability of care, and systems inequities. It’s about chemical dependency. There is really no part of our culture that doesn’t impact this population. The problem is societal, and cultural—and so the solutions also have to be societal, and cultural. We will all have to work together.”As the Homeless Prevention Coordinator, Keylee is charged with working toward four overarching goals:Prevent homelessness before it happensIdentify those people who are without homesRespond to those unsheltered people with resourcesDevelop opportunities to develop affordable housingThe ultimate goal is to get unsheltered populations off the street and into affordable housing. To do this, Keylee represents the County by coordinating with all the partners and programs that are working on pieces of the problem. She’ll need to develop short and long-term goals, in collaboration with those partners, while engaging with the Thurston County community at large. The frustrations and hurdles are many, but Keylee is optimistic.“It’s not going to happen overnight,” she admitted. “I wish it could. But the bottom line is that we have incredibly active and caring organizations and program leaders across a broad sweep of the County, and we have lots of people in the broader community who want to help problem solve and find solutions.”It can be hard to get an accurate count of the homeless population because of the transient nature of the population. The current estimate is around 1000, but the actual count could be higher. The annual Point in Time census just took place on January 24th, so there will be updated numbers soon. While the numbers aren’t yet in for this year, we did see unprecedented turn out of community members wanting to volunteer. That is very hopeful for the future.Keylee’s currently reviewing the County 5-year Homelessness Plan and working with providers and the City of Olympia to develop next steps. She wants to engage with the broader community too. “I want to hear what innovative solutions people have in mind. The County wants to do everything it can to help, not only because these are community members that need our help, but because part of our mission is to acknowledge and address health inequities. The recent impacts of the Federal shutdown nation-wide are a good reminder that many more people are just one bad situation away from ending up on the streets themselves.”Regardless of the complexities of the problem, Thurston County is lucky to have Keylee’s experience and engagement focused on finding solutions.last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Successfully Leads Critical COVID-19 Containment Efforts

first_imgFacebook132Tweet0Pin0Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Thurston County Public Health (Public Health) has proven that its systems and planning efforts are effective in keeping our county’s residents safe and healthy. Working closely with Thurston County Emergency Management (EM), Public Health and their team of infectious disease experts have directly contributed to keeping our case count relatively low compared to other Washington counties during the first few months of the pandemic.The Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) has been activated in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic since January. The ECC is used as an administrative and logistical hub for natural disaster response such as flooding. Although the ECC has had far fewer people physically in the building during the COVID-19 response, the work is no less urgent. Photo courtesy: Thurston County“One of our primary roles is to ensure our healthcare system is ready and has the capacity to meet the needs of the community,” says Schelli Slaughter, director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. Her team has been working closely with hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and medical first responders to be sure they have the equipment and capacity to meet potential demand. This includes making sure our hospitals had enough ventilators, ICU beds, and personnel. “All local hospitals are committed to reserving bed capacity in the event we need it” explains Slaughter.Early on in the response, there were not enough face masks for front line workers. The Thurston County acting Health Officer, Dr. Diana Yu had the difficult task of allocating available resources to the entities that needed them most. As Thurston County forged on through the crisis, residents took the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders seriously and the supply chain improved. “It was really helpful for us to be able to catch up and make sure our medical facilities had what they needed to prepare for a potential surge,” explains Slaughter.Public Health is also responsible for ensuring that everyone in the county who has been exposed to COVID-19 has a safe place to stay in isolation or quarantine. They have worked closely with Thurston County Emergency Management to secure a contracted care facility with over 100 beds where any individual who has been exposed to COVID-19 can stay in isolation or quarantine depending on their circumstances. Quarantine is for individuals who have been exposed to the disease but are awaiting test results. Isolation is required for all confirmed cases. This level of preparedness is essential for people who live with a high-risk individual and for people who are otherwise unsheltered.All staff and visitors arriving at the ECC must pass through a screening check point where a staff member takes their temperature. Visitors must also verbally confirm they have no symptoms of COVID-19. If an individual has a fever, they must leave immediately. Photo courtesy: Thurston CountyKurt Hardin is the director of Emergency Services, the department where Emergency Management is housed. He oversees the functionality of the Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC), which has been in an activated state since February for the Nisqually Flooding with a transition in March to serve as a logistical and administrative hub for the local pandemic response. His team is expandable, with 20 personnel working during normal times and up to 200 when there is a demand like we have now. This includes medical, logistical and administrative personnel, as well as PPE distribution for local healthcare. “It’s important that we have the capacity available in case we see a surge,” Hardin explains. “We can’t wait until the need is there to coordinate this system.”Preparedness is a key component of Public Health’s work supported by EM. Another vital aspect of Public Health’s work is contact tracing. Public Health’s team of disease investigators and contact tracers has swelled from 3 staff to 40 in the last 2 months. “This is a small but mighty team of dedicated, inspiring, hardworking individuals with a single purpose of protecting the health of Thurston County,” says Jeanie Knight, division director of disease control and prevention at Public Health.When a person tests positive for COVID-19, Knight’s team of infectious disease experts are responsible for collecting information from that person to aid in the prevention of spreading the disease. Individuals are asked to identify anyone who has been within 6 feet of them for longer than15 minutes in the 48 hours prior to showing symptoms. They are also asked to remember and share every place they have been outside their home. Once the infectious disease team has this information, they can start to determine where the individual contracted the disease and who else needs to be alerted to the possibility of infection. It is extensive investigative work that takes time. “We take this work really seriously and we do it as quickly as we can,” says Slaughter.Among the most important goals of Public Health is ensuring the public has access to reliable information from vetted scientific sources. If you have questions about any aspect of this outbreak or our county’s response, start by visiting the Thurston County Public Health website on COVID-19.One of the challenges Slaughter has observed is that because Thurston County has had a relatively low number of cases, there may be a false sense of security as we move into recovery. “We’ve seen smaller communities around the state be hit with some of the most devastating instances of loss and we don’t want to see that happen here. We don’t want to take that risk. The economy can come back but people cannot,” says Slaughter.Hardin, Slaughter and Knight all reiterate what an incredible team effort this has been on the part of the entire community. “We feel lucky to have the community we do here in Thurston County. I think it’s why our community is doing so well, because we can come together in a time of need,” says Slaughter. “I’m proud of every single person that has been a part of this response.”Sponsoredlast_img read more

A Summer of Theater

first_imgCOMMUNITY PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE22 Brookside Drive, MillburnBox office: 973-376-4343;www.papermill.orgTickets: $26-$97“The Little Mermaid,” May 27-June 30, performances Wednesdays through Sundays NEW JERSEY REPERTORY COMPANY179 Broadway, Long BranchBox office: 732-229-3166;www.njrep.orgTickets: $25-$60“Happy,” by Robert Caisley, May 30-June 30, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere“Saving Kitty,” by Marisa Smith, July 25-Aug. 25, a New Jersey premiere SPRING LAKE COMMUNITY HOUSE THEATRE300 Madison Ave., Spring LakeBox Office: 732-449-4530; springlaketheatre.comTickets: $28, $26 for students and people age 65 and older, $20 for children age 12 and younger“A Chorus Line,” music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Klieban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, July 11-13, 18-21, 25-27,“Peter Pan,” Aug. 8-10, 15-18, 22-25 SURFLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY201 Engleside Ave., Beach HavenBox office: (609) 492-9477; www.surflight.orgTickets: $45, except $75 for “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales,” May 26, Tommy Tune accompanied by pianist Michael Biagi, benefit performance for the theater.“The Boy Friend,” music, lyrics and book by Sandy Wilson, May 24-June 16“George M!” book by Michael Stewart, John and Francine Pascal, music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, June 19-July 7“South Pacific,” music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, July 10-28“Les Miserables,” book by Alain Boublil, and Claude-Michel Schonberg, music by Schonberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, July 31-Aug. 24“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, Aug. 28-Sept. 8 FIRST AVENUE PLAYHOUSE123 First Ave., Atlantic HighlandsBox Office: 732-291-7552;www.firstavenueplayhouse.comTickets: $22, $18 for seniors Thursdays and Sundays and includes dessert. Dinner theater packages range from $33 to $74Tickets: $22, $18 for seniors Thursdays and Sundays and includes dessert.Dinner theater packages range from $33 to $74“The Curious Savage,” by John Patrick, May 31-June 22“Leading Ladies,” by Ken Ludwig, June 28-27“Barefoot in the Park,” by Neil Simon, Aug. 2-31 CENTER PLAYERS35 South St., FreeholdBox Office: 732-462-9093;www.centerplayers.orgTickets: $25, $23 age 60 and older and studentsPerformances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays“The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, July 12-Aug. 4“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, Aug. 17-18, 24-25. HOLMDEL THEATRE COMPANY36 Crawford’s Corner Rd., HolmdelBox office: 732-946-0427;www.holmdeltheatrecompany.orgTickets: $22 adults,$12 students, $16 age 65 and older,“A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” by William Shakespeare, July 19-Aug. 3 SPOTLIGHT PLAYERSFirst Presbyterian Church, Route 34 and Franklin St., MatawanBox Office: 732-583-7874;www.spotlightplayers.orgTickets: $18, $15 for students and seniors, includes refreshments“The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast,” Aug. 3 and 10, performed by actors age 4-15“Anything Goes,” music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, Aug. 2-4, 9-11 SHADOW LAWN STAGEMonmouth UniversityLauren K. Woods Theater, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long BranchBox office: 732-263-6889; www.monmouth.edu/artsTickets $10-$35“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” conceived by Rebecca Feldman with songs by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss; June 27-30, plus a 2 p.m. matinee June 28; July 3, 5-7, 17-21center_img PHOENIX PRODUCTIONSCount Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red BankBox office: 732-842-9000 or 732-747-0014;www.phoenixredbank.comTickets $22, $26, $32“The Music Man,” with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, July 12-14, 19-21 The Two River Theater Company in Red Bank will present Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” and “Bolero Red Bank”this summer.TWO RIVER THEATER COMPANY21 Bridge Ave., Red BankBox office: 732-345-1400; www.trtc.orgTickets: $37, $42 and $57, and $24 for people age 30 and younger“Present Laughter” by Noel Coward, June 1-23“Bolero Red Bank,” by Keigwin + Company, June 20-21, dance with a theatrical sensibility PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGEOutdoor on the lawn behind the Performing Arts Center765 Newman Springs Rd., LincroftBox Office: 732-224-2411; www.brookdalecc.edu/pages/124.aspTickets: Free“Love’s Labor’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare, July 12-14, 18-21 The outdoor amphitheater at the College of St. Elizabeth, where the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey stages its outdoor show.SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEYBox office: 973-408-5600;www.shakespearenj.orgTickets: Main stage, $35-$70, outdoor amphitheater, $30, $15 for students (at the door)At the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Drew University campus36 Madison Ave., Madison“The Playboy of the Western World,” by J.M. Synge, May 29-June 23“Fallen Angels,” by Noel Coward, July 3-28“Tovarich,” by Jacques Deval, adapted by Robert E. Sherwood, Aug. 7-25 at the outdoor amphitheaterat the College of St. Elizabeth,2 Convent Rd., Morristown.“As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare, June 19-July 28 By Gretchen C. Van BenthuysenNJ theaters to produce a variety of shows for the seasonSeeing good theater doesn’t mean having to go to New York City.Two River area residents have plenty of options for tried-and-true standards as well as opportunities to see new work this summer in New Jersey and along the Shore.Two seasons ago Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn sent “Newsies” to Broadway and it was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning two.This season “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” went from McCarter Theatre in Princeton to Broadway and earned seven top Tony nominations, including Best Play. The 67th Annual Tony Awards airs June 9 on CBS from Radio City Music Hall.And, all roads leading to The Great White Way run in both directions.On June 1, Michael Cumpsty, who has had featured roles in 15 Broadway productions, is at the Two River Theater Company in Noel Coward’s 1939 comedy “Present Laughter.” The Tony nominee (“End of the Rainbow”) may not be a household name, but he’s a highly respected stage actor whose performances are not to be missed. This is his second show at the Red Bank theater.To add more glitz to the period piece about a debonair matinee idol who is the star of his own life, it’s directed by David Lee, the winner of nine Emmy Awards and a co-creator of “Frasier” and a writer/producer for “Cheers.”Broadway legend Tommy Tune, billed as the world’s tallest tap dancer, is starring in his one-man show “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales” on May 26 in a fundraiser for the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven. He has performed, choreographed, directed or produced 15 Broadway shows.In 2010 Broadway producer Roy Miller took over the Surflight, which has had a troubled financial history, and used his contacts to bring Judd Hirsch, Cindy Williams, JoAnne Worley, Justin Guarini, Peter Marshall and Dawn Wells to the Beach Haven stage. Maybe he will do the same for some of the four musicals on the schedule this summer.The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft both are staging comedies by Shakespeare outdoors this summer. Both “Love’s Labor’s Lost” and “As You Like It” are family-friendly. According to the Holmdel Theatre Company’s website, it is staging Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” set in a Goodfellow’s/Soprano’s environment. Bada bing!Paper Mill Playhouse is including a performance on June 26 designed for autistic children during the May 29-June 30 run of the American premiere of a new production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” featuring a revamped script, additional songs, and fresh interpretation. The theater environment will be changed for this one performance to accommodate the children’s special needs. For more information, visitwww.papermill. org/about- us/outreach/autism-programs.html.And a special shout-out to the Spring Lake Community Theatre group which is celebrating it’s 35th season in that shore community with two shows this summer.Check with the theaters for any changes in the scheduled shows that follow: PAPER MOON PUPPET THEATRE171 First Ave., Atlantic HighlandsBox office: 732-775-0290;www.papermoonpuppettheatre.comTickets $9, performances 1 p.m. Saturdays“Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Little Lambs,” through June 15“The Jungle Book,” June 22-Sept. 7last_img read more

Leonardo Woman Indicted In Accident That Killed Teen

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – A county grand jury on Monday indicted a Middletown woman investigators say was responsible for the hit-and-run death of an Atlantic Highlands teenage girl last summer.The grand jury handed up the four-count indictment for Toni A. Marletta, 50, a resident of Thompson Avenue in Middletown’s Leonardo section, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Marletta faces charges of one count of second degree knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality; one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child; and two counts of third degree endangering the welfare of a child, resulting from a July 7, 2015 motor vehicle collision in Leonardo.In addition, Marletta last summer was issued a motor vehicle summons related to the collision for failure to report a motor vehicle collision; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; and for having an unsafe tire, according to law enforcement authorities.Middletown police were dispatched at approximately 8:24 p.m. last July 7 to state Highway 36 in the area of Avenue D in Leonardo for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Responding officers discovered the victim, 15-year-old Marissa Procopio, Atlantic Highlands. Procopio was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she died the following day from her injuries.The investigation conducted by Middletown police detectives with the assistance of the county prosecutor’s office determined Procopio was crossing Highway 36 at the Avenue D intersection when she was hit by the vehicle allegedly driven by Marletta.Family members said at the time that Procopio, a Henry Hudson Regional School student, was crossing the highway on her way home to meet her 9 p.m. curfew.Authorities charged that Marletta had three 16-year-old girls in the car at the time of the collision and fled the scene following the collision. Police were able to identify Marletta’s vehicle through security video recorded by a business in the vicinity of the collision. When Marletta’s vehicle was located that evening, investigators said it displayed damage consistent with the collision.Marletta turned herself in to Middletown police and was released pending the outcome of the investigation. Authorities on July 15, 2015, initially charged her with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident and took her into custody, taking her to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, on $150,000 bail without the option to post a 10 percent bond. Succeeding in her subsequent bail reduction hearing, Marletta was allowed to post a 10 percent bond and was released last Aug. 4, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.A conviction on a charge of the leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality carries with it a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison; the second degree endangering offense also could result in a maximum 10-year prison sentence pending a conviction; and the third degree endangering offenses could result in three-to-five-year prison sentences for each charge, according to the prosecutor’s office.last_img read more

LONGSHOT GENDER AGENDA STALKS PACE AND WINS GRADE III, $100,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES BY A NECK; BEJARANO, GAINES TEAM FOR VICTORY AS ENGLISH-BRED GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:50.29

first_imgJOCKEY PRAT WINS FIRST RACE ON COMEBACK SINCE BEING INJURED SEPT. 17 AS HE TAKES    $75,000 BLUE NORTHER WITH BELVOIR BAY; MILLER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.15 –30– PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,136 INTO WEDNESDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2015)–English-bred Gender Agenda sat close to the pace and saved ground throughout en route to winning Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, she broke from post positon 10 among a field of 12 fillies and mares three and up and shadowed favored Glory and Mike Smith until well inside the sixteenth pole, when she took charge in the final 50 yards, holding off the late charge of runner-up Stormy Lucy by a neck while getting a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:50.29.“I was afraid we were going to be too close to the lead, but when I saw the slow pace (24.16, 49.17, 1:14.35, 1:38.64), I knew we were okay,” said Bejarano, who got his second of what would be three wins on the day. “Out of the gate, I let the favorite go and tried to force her to the lead. I just put us second and followed them.Fifth behind Stormy Lucy in the Grade I Matriarch at Del Mar on Nov. 29, Gender Agenda was off at odds of 10-1 and paid $23.80, $10.40 and $6.80. Owned by Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Timothy Ritvo, the 4-year-old filly by Holy Roman Emperor improved her overall mark to 18-5-3-3. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $287,108.“This filly’s been unlucky,” said Brackpool. “She’s had full fields in almost everything she’s gone up against. I’m thinking, ‘When are we going to get a decent shot?’ He (Rafael Bejarano) rode her beautifully today. She rated beautifully and she’s a nice filly.”Stormy Lucy, who won the Matriarch with Kent Desormeaux up at odds of 65-1, validated that effort by running a huge second from off the pace, finishing a nose in front of pace setting Glory.“I got out too late,” said Desormeaux. “She was best today…”The second choice at 4-1, Stormy Lucy paid $5.80 and $4.20.Ridden by Mike Smith, Glory seemingly had conditions to order, as she made an easy lead and set what appeared to be moderate fractions.“She ran great,” said Smith. “If the grass was a little firmer, maybe she would’ve hung on, but she ran great.”Off at 5-2, she paid $3.80 to show.There were no winning tickets in Sunday’s Pick Six, resulting in a carryover into Wednesday of $80,136. Wednesday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $500,000. First post time for an eight-race card is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.center_img Sidelined due to multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung sustained in a spill at Los Alamitos on Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat returned to action on Saturday at Santa Anita and the native-Frenchman registered his first win on the comeback trail in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes, as he guided the Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay to an emphatic 7 ¼ length win while covering one mile on grass in 1:36.15.Breaking from post position three in a field of nine 2-year-old fillies, English-bred Belvoir Bay sat a close second behind eventual third-place finisher Sweet Queen for the first half mile and then assumed command, opening up by six lengths as the field straightened for home.Off at 5-1, Belvoir Bay, who is owned by Team Valor International and Gary Barber, paid $12.20, $5.00 and $4.00.“It’s a good sensation,” said Prat, who was accompanied by his team of physical therapists in the Winner’s Circle. “My body healing is a gift.”A well beaten ninth in her U.S. debut going a mile on soft turf at Belmont Park Oct. 31, Belvoir Bay notched her third win from seven overall starts. With the Blue Norther winner’s share of $46,620, she increased her overall earnings to $88,831.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5 favorite Family Meeting paid $3.20 and $2.60, while pacesetting Sweet Queen, with Alex Solis up, paid $5.00 to show.Santa Anita will embark upon a special five-day holiday week of live racing on Wednesday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Berbice money changer shot, robbed by bandits

first_imgA Berbice money changer was on Sunday morning robbed and shot by bandits who pounced on him at Springlands, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Money changer Mohamed Abdel Razack, also called AzimReports are Mohamed Abdel Razack, also called Azim, of Elijah Avenue, Springlands, was plying his trade at Springlands when the armed bandits attacked him.Guyana Times was told that the 42-year-old man was standing outside the Boyo’s Beer Garden along the Corriverton Public Road about 05:25h when the incident occurred.According to information received, the men confronted Razack and pulled him off of the concrete structure where he was sitting and took the money he had in his pocket.The money changer told this newspaper that he has been in business for over two years and had in excess of 8000 Surinamese dollars (SRD), US$100 and in excess of $200,000 local currency.“When they pull me off and I fall, one of them take the gun and lash me behind my head and ask where the money,” the man related.The money changer said he wrestled with the bandits to defend himself and screamed for help, but the road was desolate.“I hold on on his hand and twist it, because if I did not twist the hand, he could have shot me in my face or stomach.”He further detailed that a shot was fired, but he did not know at the time that he had been struck.“I beg a car driver to drop me at the station, because I just get rob and the Police respond to me same time. We went and search in all the back streets and we ain’t find nobody. When we come back to the Station, then I feel the burning on my foot and realised that I get shot in the left thigh,” Razack explained.He was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital, where he was treated.All three bandits are said to have been wearing hoods and two of them carried firearms.The Police are on the hunt for them.last_img read more

Watch: You could win this DMG Motors car of the month for free

first_imgDMG Motors of Donegal are continuing their sensational ‘Get your Car for Free’ competition with some incredible offers on used cars.From May 2019 to May 2020, all used car buyers at DMG Motors will be entered into a draw to win the price of their vehicle back for free.There is no shortage of quality used car options at the DMG Motors showroom outside Donegal Town either. The Car of the Month for June is a real gem. The 182 Skoda Superb Sportline is a stylish and sporty car with great extras. The LED lights, glass sunroof, alloy wheels, and simply clever features add to the sleek appearance and drive.This white Superb comes with a 2 Litre engine, 150 horsepower and 7 speed DSG gearbox.DMG Motors manager Stephen McCaul shows us more in this video: If this sounds like your dream car, why not visit DMG Motors to take it for a test drive? Call (074) 972 1396 to book now.Get your car for free @ DMGAnd the extra bonus is you could be in with a chance of winning the price back!The Get your car for free @ DMG giveaway means each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw.The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020.In the video below, Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh explains how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3!Visit the Facebook offer page here to tag your friends: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/ Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ieWatch: You could win this DMG Motors car of the month for free was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:DMG MOTORSSkodalast_img read more

Chriss creating tough decision for Warriors

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – With the Warriors limping into the preseason, center Marquese Chriss is getting a chance to resuscitate his career.Preseason injuries to Kevon Looney (hamstring), Willie Cauley-Stein (foot sprain) and Alen Smailagic (ankle) have provided an opportunity for Chriss to play his way onto the Warriors regular-season roster. After almost a week with the team, he’s making a strong case.SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oct. 5: Injured Klay Thompson sits on the Golden State Warriors bench between …last_img

New library to be opened in Northern Cape

first_imgKwaito star and Play Your Part ambassador, Kabelo Mabalane, will be in the Northern Cape to unveil a new school library Shout SA had built. (Image: Shout SA)Play Your Part, the Brand South Africa campaign that promotes active citizenship, will be in the Northern Cape next week to open up a library in an underprivileged school.TT Lekalake Primary School in the village of Bathlaros near Kuruman will receive the library, which was built by non-governmental organisation Shout SA. The activation comes in time for the new school year. Play Your Part aims to motivate and inspire learners by creating excitement around reading and the importance of education.Shout SA was founded in 2007 by singer Danny K and kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane, both of whom will be in Kuruman for the library opening, to find ways of making the country safer for all. Now, the NGO is focusing on education for children.The new Shout SA song, Smile, encourages children to get educated, and particularly to read. The campaign, centred on the song, is looking to build up to 10 libraries in schools around the country. Funds for the libraries come from the online sales of the song. So far, the NGO has garnered enough money to build three school libraries.Watch the music video:Smile was written by Mi Casa, Mabalane and Danny K and produced by Danny K. It features a host of top local musicians, celebrities and influencers lending their talents to the track and accompanying music video.Brand South Africa has worked with Shout SA previously and the calibre of its artists has helped drive awareness of Play Your Part.The activation is part of Play Your Part’s second phase of its awareness campaign, which aims to bring the programme to the attention of all South Africans. The first phase was the television series, which ran on SABC 2 in 2014. Mabalane is a Play Your Part ambassador and hosted the series.ABOUT SHOUT SOUTH AFRICAShout SA is known for bringing South Africans together to play their part in moving the country forward since its launch in 2007. For the past eight years the organisation has been hard at work using the funds raised from its first two tracks, Shout and You’re the Voice, to help fight crime by donating to a variety of crime-focused NGOs and initiatives.Smile is available as a full track download. SMS the word “Smile” to 40388 to donate R20 to get the track.Take a look behind the scenes at the video shoot:For more information, visit the Shout SA website or visit Shout’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.Join Shout SA co-founder and Play Your Part ambassador Danny K @dannykmusic for a live Twitter chat about how we can all play our part to boost education in South Africa on Wednesday 27 January at 11am. #EducateSA #PlayYourPartAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

UST rookie Alessandrini impresses in UAAP debut vs DLSU

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Shrouded in the epic five-set match between defending champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas, that ended in a 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8 victory for the Lady Archers, Golden Tigress rookie Melina Alessandrini left Ramil De Jesus in wonder.De Jesus, who guided La Salle to 11 championships, said Alessandrini still had butterflies in her stomach but La Salle’s mentor is confident the UST rookie will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s just her first game, maybe she still has the first-game jitters but just give her more time and it would be difficult to stop her,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Alessandrini finished with 18 points and displayed a ground defense rarely seen from a 6-foot-1 player. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises And with the help of an interpreter, Alessandrini thanked the longtime La Salle coach of the praise she’s earned.“I want to thank him because he believes in me even though this was just my first game,” said Alessandrini through the interpreter. “I know I will still have to adjust because this was my first game and this is my first time playing in front of this big of a crowd.”De Jesus added Alessandrini just has to adjust to the Philippine game to help her complete her transition in the UAAP.“I know she’ll be able to adjust,” said De Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Weight’s over: It’s fight timecenter_img Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ It cannot be argued that rookies have to make a good first impression in the UAAP, and in the league’s 80th season one newcomer took the opportunity to leave an indelible mark on an iconic coach.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more