Saturday, July 6, 2013â€¢6:25 a.m. Officers conducted an agency outside assist and child in need of care in the 1100 block. N. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢9:43 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 300 block. N. Poplar, Wellington.â€¢6:20 p.m. Justin C. Davis, 24, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended (second offense) and driving in excess of speed limit in the 500 block. N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢8:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a hitch in the 300 block. W. Lincoln, Wellington. Sunday, July 7, 2013â€¢2:54 a.m. Thornton L. Rayl, 47, Wellington was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, no proof of insurance and defective taillamp in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢9:45 a.m. Dustin W. Martin, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dogs at large.â€¢2:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block. E. Michigan, Wellington. â€¢3:51 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1900 block. N. Madison, Wellington.â€¢9:17 p.m. Travis A. Schneider, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof of insurance and defective headlamp.â€¢9:26 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a purse at the Wellington Lake.â€¢9:32 p.m. Luke A. Hastings, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, 2013:Friday, July 5, 2013â€¢8:08 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of cooler and contents at the Wellington Lake.â€¢9:36 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of cooler and contents at the Wellington Lake.â€¢9:38 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of cooler and contents at the Wellington Lake.â€¢Cari C. Martin, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dogs at large.â€¢9:50 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1100 block. S. C, Wellington.â€¢No News Release.â€¢10:54 a.m. Officers took a report of obstruction with law enforcement officer in the 800 block. W. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢12:23 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated burglary and theft of a vehicle in the 800 block. W. 8th, Wellington. It was recovered.â€¢8:12 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 400 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢11:05 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 600 block. S. Washington, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Bryan A. Williams, 55, Wellington and a fixed object/railroad crossing arms owned by Burlington Northern Rail Road.â€¢11:27 p.m. Jaylon J. Cox, 33, Anthony, was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended in the 600 block. N. G, Wellington.
The excitement about the return to competition for the Premier League might be muted for Tottenham Hotspur fans after star midfielder Dele Alli received a one-game suspension for a SnapChat video he posted that was deemed “insulting” by the Football Association.The FA announced Thursday that Alli will be banned from the Spurs’ crucial June 19 game against Manchester United because of the video he posted that appeared to mock an Asian man and made light of the coronavirus, which became a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people worldwide. That apology was not enough to avoid punishment from the FA, which released a statement:“The Tottenham Hotspur FC player denied that a social media post breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality. However, it was subsequently found proven by an independent Regulatory Commission.”Alli subsequently responded in a statement that he was relieved to be cleared of the racism charge and reiterated his apology for the “poorly judged joke about a virus that has now affected us more than we could ever have imagined. I’m grateful that the FA has confirmed that my actions were not racist because I despise racism of any kind. We all need to be mindful of the words and actions we use and how they can be perceived by others.” He also must pay a fine of $63,220 and go through a training course.Alli has started 20 Premier League games for Tottenham in 2019-20, scoring eight goals and assisting on four others. He is one of England’s top midfielders and started four games as they reached the semifinals at the 2018 World Cup.MORE: What to know about Premier League’s returnHis absence from Tottenham’s first game back will be particularly punitive. Spurs stand eighth in the Premier League with 41 points, four behind fifth-place Manchester United. With Manchester City banned from European competition for two seasons — that penalty is under appeal — fifth place currently represents a Champions League berth. Spurs could close the gap to a single point, but will have to do it without one of their best players.Alli’s video showed him in an airport wearing a protective facemask, then cut to a shot of an Asian man before sweeping to a shot of a bottle of hand sanitizer. There, the caption appeared: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.” Alli told the FA, according to Football London, he filmed the man in the video because he was coughing.The video was posted in early February and then quickly removed. Alli posted an apology video the next day, in which he acknowledged the original video “wasn’t funny” and explained that’s why he deleted it.“But, yeah, I let myself down, and the club,” he said. “I don’t want you guys to have that impression of me because it wasn’t funny, and I realized that straight away and took it down. It isn’t something that should be joked about. I’m sending all my love and all my thoughts and prayers with everyone in China.”
MASON CITY — After having their graduation parade over the weekend, the 2020 Class of Mason City High School now prepares for graduation ceremonies later this week. Principal Dan Long says it will take place over two days, this coming Thursday and Friday. “We really have a personalized, kind of intimate, one family at a time approach for graduation. Students will still get the experience of walking across the stage, getting their diploma cover, getting their picture taken, hearing their name read. A difference would be is that it’s more of an up close and personal experience for our parents and their families than what they’ve had before.” Long says after Thursday and Friday, they’ll be able to put together a full graduation ceremony video for everyone to see. “That real experience itself will still be there, and then in the process we’re able to record that over those two days and then put together a final product that everyone will be able to see graduation. So you’ll still have your senior speakers, you’ll still have some of the music, you’ll still be able to see the processional people walking across collectively. We try to tie some things in together. I think it will give us the ability to really share that out to maybe a wider audience than we’ve actually ever been able to do before.” For more information about graduation, head to masoncityschools.org
The Liberia Industry Property (LIPO) in collaboration with the Liberia Copyright Office celebrated the World Intellectual Property day in Monrovia. The event was held under the theme, ‘Stand up for IP protection in Liberia’ last Monday at Friends of Friends Haitai Association (FOFHA). It brought together nearly 100 participants from both public and private sectors. The event, according to LIPO Acting Officer-In-Charge, Prince Decker, was the first of its kind in Liberia and that Intellectual property (IP) is the creation of minds, inventions, literary and artistic works as well as symbols, names and images used in commerce.He added that the progress and wellbeing of humanity rest on its capacity to create and invent new works in technology and culture.“And the legal protection of new creation encourages additional commitment of resources for further invention, promotion of intellectual property, economic growth which enhances quality of life,” he said.He disclosed that because of lack of information to the public about IP there counterfeiting and piracy have increased in the country.He said, “We’ve decided to take IP to the people to discourage them about buying pirated works that are usually 10 disks in one, and have taking over our market.“We know that it is the responsibility of LIPO to stop counterfeiting and piracy, but direct success can’t be achieved if the people don’t give their full support.”According to him, LIPO is encouraging inventors to use its office to get their patent, trademark, industrial design to help protect their invention, and avoid being deprived from their just benefits. “LIPO remains committed to enforce industrial property regulations, and protect the rights of holders.”Mr. Moses D. Nyepan LIPO Director for Research and Development said, “Stealing intellectual property is a serious threat to all Liberian businesses. Exporters face unfair competition abroad, non exporters face counterfeit imports at home and all businesses face legal, health and safety risks from the threat of counterfeit goods and pirated works in Liberia.”He stated further that the lack of expertise and information to the public leads to IP theft risks to all sectors, especially ideas and invention in Liberia. “It is still a problem to determine the exact scope of the increase in IP theft,” Mr. Nyepan said. “Our observation indicates that copyright piracy, trademark, counterfeiting, and patent infringement in the country need citizens’ support to root them out,” he said.He noted that without protection for inventors’ ideas, there could be less research and creative talents will suffer.Four collective society groups were invited, including the Movie Union of Liberia, Liberia Gospel Musicians, Liberia Business Association and the Musicians Union of Liberia. However, only the Musician Union of Liberia sent representative. Most of the participants at the program were LIPO employees. Surprisingly there were no representatives from the Liberia Copyright Office.Also there was no representation from the Ministry of Finance, Development and Planning, Ministry of Justice, Liberia Revenue Authority and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the lines ministries and agencies that collaborate with LIPO in it work.“It is shameful that there was no government official here to grace this celebration, but this not a surprise since it is not a political rally,” Said Tony Karbedeh, representing the Musicians’ Union of Liberia.He added, “We will continue to lobby our officials to do what is their due diligent to help eradicate piracy, counterfeiting and many of these things that are slowly killing inventors.”Karbedeh said the only means to push relevant government officials to do the right thing is for collective society to unite with a common focus.“It’s very sad to know that collective society is poorly represented as we celebrate this day and this is a sign of disservice to the fight against piracy and counterfeit,” Atty. Allen Gweh, president of FOFHA said.He also said people should not assume that lawyers don’t have knowledge on copyright issue, “it is the responsibility of inventors to get legal counsel prior to the release of their work.”He stated that most inventors in Liberia don’t have lawyers to fight for them, “if their works are pirated or counterfeited which has given the criminals the opportunity to get rich.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)