Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 27 – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

first_imgSaturday, September 28, 2013•2:04 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•2:14 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite of a known suspect in the area of 21 Shady Lane, Wellington.•11:11 p.m. Christopher C. Rains, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof of insurance, transporting an open container, illegal registration and refusal of preliminary breath test. Wellington Police notes for Friday, September 27, to Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013•9:00 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 300 block S. Ash, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 1200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:13 a.m. Officers investigated endangering a child by a known subject in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.•3:25 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1400 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jacob R. Jones, 27, Wellington and Zachary S. Lawrence, 33, Wellington.•3:53 p.m. Non-injury accident at 4th and Jefferson, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Cathy D. King, 42, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Roger L. Brownlee, Wellington.•4:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 1200 block N. A, Wellington.•6:50 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 400 block N. Crestview, Wellington involved a vehicle on fire operated by Aaron M. Jones, 34, Caldwell, Ks.•8:45 p.m. Travis J. Clark, 24, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington warrant for theft.•8:45 p.m. Travis J. Clark, 24, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Harper County Warrant for burglary.•10:16 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:56 p.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 28, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for failure to appear.last_img read more

Referee apologist Steve Javie thinks technicals for taunting have stopped NBA fights

first_imgJavie, the TV officiating analyst for ABC, was an NBA ref for 25 years, so it’s not surprising that he usually sides with officials on controversial decisions. His takes during Sunday afternoon’s Lakers-Clippers game, though, were a step beyond his usual contributions and earned scorn from color commentator Jeff Van Gundy as well as fans at home.Javie claimed a series of questionable technical foul calls in the contest were warranted, and that there was no place for taunting of any kind in the game. He then said stringent policing of taunting had led to a decline in fights — a bold take with no evidence offered to back it up.MORE: Why did the Nets can Kenny Atkinson? Steve Javie does not have very much in common with the average NBA viewer.He loves rules. He loves referees. He does not love players showing emotion in rivalry games. Here’s the technical foul call that caused the most backlash for being unnecessary, but that Javie defended:The NBA’s soft for calling a tech on Avery Bradley for this pic.twitter.com/fFighAKMaL— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 8, 2020Javie was panned on social media for his bias toward officiating. Few people, it appears, enjoy Dwight Schrute-esque adherence to law and order shoved down their throats.I’m sorry but Steve Javie is coming out here with propaganda claiming that there are no more fights in the NBA because they got rid of taunting. Get out of here.— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) March 8, 2020STEVE JAVIE A COP— Gus Limón (@HardcoreXPato) March 8, 2020The quick-trigger technical fouls, by the way, did little to quell the intensity of the game. They just provided an arbitrary annoyance to an otherwise fun, back-and-forth affair.last_img read more

50,000+ households from Regions 3, 4, 6 to benefit from water treatment plants

first_imgFollowing the establishment of water treatment plants at Uitvlugt, Diamond and Sheet Anchor to be completed by yearend, more than 50,000 households will benefit.While over 4,000 households within Vergenoegen, Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) will soon be able to gain access to potable water through the establishment of a well—including ongoing works on wells at Pouderoyen and Westminister, which are expected to be completed by August 2019— these wells are expected to increase the capacity of the three water treatment plants installed in the region, whilst improving service delivery to residents.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said the efficiency of treating water goes in tandem with the agency’s metering efforts.“We know that the water is being treated but  the metering has allowed us to take two stations off… we have been able to reduce the operational cost by taking two stations which are now redundant in case of one of the stations going down, we can then re-activate one of the two,” he explained.This efficiency can also be seen within the Uitvlugt and Diamond communities, according to the Managing Director, which has tightened the network and improved the water pressure.“For us at GWI, metering is critical for the improvement of the service and the level of service for people throughout the system,” Dr Van West-Charles added.For the first half of 2019, the coalition Government has expended $1.4Billion of the $2.9Billion allocated to improve potable water supply and distribution systems.Thus far, to ensure efficient management of this valuable resource, GWI has installed 3,952 water meters in 1,271 communities across Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 to reduce the loss of  non-revenue water. This speaks to approximately 8,640 cubic metres each month.In the Berbice area, roughly 60% of the metering activities have been completed under the New Amsterdam Water Treatment Plant Project. This reduction in non-revenue water will allow for improved delivery of water to residents of Sandvoort by increasing water pressure in the mains.In addition, works will commence in the second half of the year on the expansion of Parika water supply systems. Upgrades to the water distribution network and transmission mains at Orealla, Ithaca and Kingelly are set to commence and are expected to be completed by year-end.New pumps were also installed at water treatment plants in Linden, more specifically Watooka, Amelia’s Ward and Wisroc.last_img read more