‘Turning Up’ the Beat

first_imgDetermined to constantly challenge himself and introduce a ground-breaking single before the competition gets any more competitive, Neoh William Kparsuah, famously known as Ne-oh William, is sky rocketing as a most ‘featured’ and hardworking artist.Because of that, he has been nominated in this year’s Liberian Music Awards as ‘Dancehall Artist of the Year against AK45, J-Youndy, Seek and Shadow.Ne-oh is one of a select handful of Liberian artists producing dance hall/reggae music. But as he points out, it really doesn’t matter – especially when he’s pumping out collaborations one after the other like he’s changing shoes. So far, his songs are bumping and catchy as heck; but Ne-oh just crossed the sea with his recent release featuring Quincy B, “Turn up”.On Tunes Liberia’s Top 10 music chart, “Turn Up” is at #3 after being released just one week ago!Ne-oh released five strong projects in 2015 and has released two this year already. So far he’s the most sought out by Liberian artists, who all want a piece of his immaculate ‘voice’ control on their tracks.Music is no longer a game on the Liberian entertainment scene and has now become a very competitive business. Therefore, a lot of artists are looking forward to riding on Ne-oh’s team –a team they say is winning all the spotlight right now.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More contraband unearthed at Lusignan Prison

first_imgA raid on the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, conducted jointly by ranks of the Police Force and the Prison Service on Monday, has resulted in the discovery of even more prohibited and contraband items.Items seized include 45 improvised weapons, six lighters, one metal foil, 36 razor blades, three cellphone chargers, one white cellphone, a quantity of empty zip lock bags, one tattoo machine, a quantity of nails, two headphones, three broken pieces of metal and a quantity of pallet wood.The search lasted for a few hours. Earlier in the month, a raid was conducted at the Georgetown prison at Camp Street during which 19 cellular phones, five phone chargers, one flash drive, 15 cigarette lighters, two packs of cigarettes, five pairs of scissors, seven improvised weapons, and 774 grams of cannabis were found.Prior to that raid, another raid was carried out at Lusignan Prison. Razor blades, 17 phone chargers, 24 lighters, a quantity of wires, eight metal spoons, two pairs of scissors, one plastic knife, two nail clips, a quantity of Ziplock bags, six bottles of pepper sauce, one pack of cards, three bottles of medicine, four bottles of oil with suspected cannabis seeds, one memory card and three mirrors were found.The smuggling of contraband items into prisons remains a perennial problem within the system. Authorities have been working assiduously to curb the practice, and these efforts have resulted in several prison officers being caught facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be “big business”.In fact, back in July, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels, had disclosed during a press conference that several prison officers had been relieved of their duties after they were found to be working in collusion with each other in order to facilitate the movement of suspected contraband into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.last_img read more

Cal State men defeat Cal Poly

first_imgPOMONA – Cal State San Bernardino defeated Cal Poly, 3-0, on Wednesday night in CCAA men’s soccer. The Broncos are five points behind the Coyotes with just two matches remaining. Cal State San Bernardino is tied with Cal State Bakersfield for the final wildcard spot in the conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That was more than enough offense for the Coyotes, who used a strong defensive effort to frustrate the Broncos (5-10-3, 4-7-1). Cal State San Bernardino goalie Jeff Canada needed to make only one save for the shutout. Cal Poly/Cal State women’s soccer: Cal Poly Pomona snapped a four-match losing streak by beating visiting Cal State San Bernardino, 2-0, at Kellogg Field in CCAA women’s soccer. The four losses suffered by the Broncos (5-10-2, 4-6-2) all came by one goal and two of them came in double overtime. There were no extra periods Wednesday as the Broncos scored once in each half and relied on some sensational goaltending by Vanessa Richardson. The Coyotes (5-9-1, 3-8-1) had some outstanding chances in the latter stages of the second half, but could not get one past Richardson. The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Pamela Leyva scored her second goal of the season. Erica Rodriguez ran the ball down and rifled a shot toward the goal in the 54th minute that was deflected by a quick flick from Jacqueline Ragudos’ foot and into the net. It was the first goal of the season for Ragudos, who was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season for the Broncos. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Coyotes (7-8-1, 6-6) struck first in the 13th minute when Brent Vander Eyk scored off a corner kick by Barry Steele. That started a big evening for Vander Eyk, who also assisted on two goals by Lorenzo Loson in a six-minute span late in the game. Vander Eyk made a nice pass to a breaking Loson that he drilled into the net in the 81st minute and he sent a cross that sailed to the far side of the box where Loson got to it and knocked it into the net in the 87th minute. last_img read more

Immigration agents jail Guatemalan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Abadio-Carrillo is accused of laundering money in a corruption scheme that bilked the Guatemalan government of some $8 million dollars when his father, Marco Tulio Abadio-Molina, was head of the agency that administers its import taxes. Abadio-Carrillo allegedly used proceeds from the scheme to acquire at least 35 vehicles as a means of money laundering, and investigators closed several bank accounts allegedly used in the scheme. “This is an important case for Guatemala,” Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor Celvin Galindo said in a telephone interview from Guatemala. Abadio-Carrillo faces up to 24 years in prison if convicted, Galindo said. Abadio-Carrillo was living in a modest Glendale neighborhood of small bungalow homes and he drove a 1988 Saab, officials said. GLENDALE – Federal immigration agents have arrested the son of Guatemala’s former customs director for being in the United States illegally, and authorities in his homeland want him deported to face money-laundering and embezzlement charges. Junior Vinicio Abadio-Carrillo, 32, lived in Glendale since he sneaked into the United States last year, and was doing clerical and general labor work for a company that duplicates Spanish-language DVDs, officials said Wednesday. “I think it’s a stellar example of international cooperation of law enforcement,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. “And second, I think it sends a strong signal to fugitives that we will not allow our international borders to be barriers to bringing criminals to justice.” Abadio-Carrillo was arrested Tuesday as he drove to work, U.S. officials said. “Think about it: If you have, in fact, stolen a lot of money and you are on the lam from the law, you don’t want to do anything to call attention to yourself,” Kice said. Kice pointed to the July arrest of a Mexican fugitive wanted in Mexico for a series of high-profile and violent bank robberies in the 1970s and 1980s. He was running a janitorial service and living in a working-class Southern California community. Abadio-Carrillo’s father has been in jail in Guatemala since last year on embezzlement charges. Guatemalan authorities were looking for the son for more than a year. They were alerted that he appeared to be living in Glendale by a report in a Guatemalan newspaper, officials said. They contacted ICE authorities, who made the arrest near Abadio-Carrillo’s home with the help of Glendale police. Abadio-Carrillo is being held at an immigration detention facility in San Pedro, and he is expected to have a hearing within days before a judge where he will be able to contest his deportation. “The stereotype, of course, is that fugitives in this country … flee south of the border,” Kice said. “But what we’re seeing increasingly is because the world is a more fluid place, increasingly we’re seeing fugitives from all over the world hiding here in the United States.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

More Sunshine for the Turks Caicos

first_img Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Recommended for you PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:daylight saving time, donhue gardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Mar 2015 – One of the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations is set to give its residents and visitors an extra hour of sunshine each and every day of the year, it was announced today, Tuesday, 3 March 2015.When the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) moves its clocks forward on hour on Sunday, 8 March 2015, it will be for the last time – from then on the territory will observe Atlantic Standard Time (AST) rather than Eastern Standard Time (EST).Given its proximity to the equator, TCI’s days tend to be of a similar length all year round, but when the Islands have traditionally moved to EST in November, it gets dark at about 5pm in the Islands. Now everyone will be able to enjoy the TCI’s warm sunshine until well after 6pm during the winter.“This move will provide our visitor and residents with an extra hour of sunshine during our winter months, our peak tourist season,” said the Honourable Ricardo Donhue Gardiner, Minster for Border Control and Employment. ”This will be good news for our resorts, bars and restaurants, as well as allowing our residents to enjoy a little more sunshine at the end of their day. The decision was made to move permanently to AST in 2014, but only implemented now to allow proper notification of the relevant international authorities, including airlines and shipping companies.TCI was previously in the same time zone – EST – and follows the same Daylight Savings Time schedule as most of eastern United States and Canada. Clocks are set one hour forward on the second Sunday in March and turned back one hour on the first Sunday in November. From 8 March 2015 TCI will be on AST all year round, making it one hour ahead of cities like New York and Toronto when the US and Canada who will continue to observe the move to EST each fall. Turks and Caicos will not change time on Nov 1last_img read more

Petition to revoke Brexit crashes UK Parliaments website

first_img Politics Internet Services Comments A petition to revoke Article 50, the clause triggering the UK’s exit from the EU, went viral on Thursday, causing Parliament’s petitions site to display a notice saying it was “down for maintenance.”The petitions site was unavailable for several short periods of time after gaining traction overnight on Wednesday. “We know that the Petitions site is experiencing problems due to the number of people using the site,” said a House of Commons spokesman. “This is a mixture of people signing petitions and refreshing the site to see changes to the number of signatures. We are working to get the problems fixed as soon as possible.”At the time of writing, the petition to stop Brexit had over 827,000 signatures. According to Parliament’s own rules, a petition will be considered for debate when it reaches 100,000 signatures and the government has three days to respond.A notice on Parliament’s petitions site. Screenshot/Katie Collins “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’,” the petition reads. “We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People’s Vote may not happen — so vote now.”The number of signatures picked up steam following a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday evening, in which she claimed that the Brexit crisis was not her fault, but rather the fault of politicians who refused to vote for the deal she had negotiated with the EU.As it stands, the UK will either leave the EU on March 29 with May’s deal (which has been voted down three times in Parliament), leave the EU on March 29 with no deal at all (a prospect rejected by a separate vote in Parliament), or it can revoke Article 50 and choose not to leave at all. The Prime Minister is in Brussels on Thursday to ask all 27 EU member states for an extension in the hope that it will buy her more time to pass her deal and get it ratified to ensure a smooth transition.Spokespeople from the Prime Minister’s office didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. Share your voicecenter_img 4 Tagslast_img read more