Ganja farmer jailed

first_imgKenneth Thompson, a farmer of Aruwau Village, Deep South Rupununi, was on Friday jailed for three years and fined $15,000 by Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman after admitting to cultivating 12 cannabis plants on his farm at Aruwai.Kenneth Thompson leaving the court roomFacts presented to the court detail that Police ranks acting on information went to Thompson’s farm on April 18 last and confronted him about planting the prohibited substance, and a search carried out on the farm unearthed the 12 plants.In his defence, Thompson told the court he and his brother cultivate the plants.Magistrate Latchman said fining Thompson $15,000 and sentencing him to three years in prison was based on his early guilty plea and the need to stop others from committing the offence for which he was charged.last_img read more

Brentford v Brighton player ratings

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NFL Draft: Five things to watch for 49ers on Day 2

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/26/bang_70cd44d6-07f6-4330-bb3c-08cac4a615bd”]Cam Inman and Dieter Kurtenbach talk about how the San Francisco 49ers’ first choice was a no-brainerSANTA CLARA — While defensive end Nick Bosa filled the 49ers’ biggest need with his No. 2 overall selection Thursday, other holes exist, and here are five things to watch in Friday’s second and third rounds:1. Wide receiver: A slew of wide receivers should be available when the 49ers go back on the clock four picks …last_img read more

Community Builder: John Perlman

first_imgFounder: The Dreamfields ProjectWhy is John a Community Builder?After a very successful career in journalism, John resigned from his job at a prominent broadcaster to pursue greener pastures – or rather, greener fields.Realising the opportunities presented by the 2010 Fifa World Cup, John decided to start a project to build soccer fields and improve sporting infrastructure in South African townships and rural communities.The project has grown and now includes distributing Dream Bags (which include soccer balls, boots and kit) in under-resourced township soccer teams and rural areas.Dreamfields is not only giving a lot of township youngsters “a piece of the action” that is surrounding the Soccer World Cup, it’s also helping to keep kids away from ever-present temptations like crime, alcohol and drugs.John promotes the spirit of giving and generosity, which does not always mean donating large sums of money, but giving others a chance to realise their dreams.In his own words …“I don’t see this project as being just about developing football; it’s about developing teams of children. It’s about making communities feel that they haven’t been forgotten.”Fast FactsDreamfields uses its donations in three ways: to fix up existing sporting infrastructure in townships and rural areas; to supply Dream Bags to as many needy communities as possible; and to create new fields.Dreamfields has received endorsement from the Minister of Education.John presented the AM Live show on SAfm Radio Talk-show for over a decade.BHP Billiton has invested R6.5-million in the Dreamfields Project, while Old Mutual has committed R6.2-million.By 16 June 2008 (Youth Day), 169 Dream Bags had been donated to needy schools.How can I help?For the price of R5 500, plus transportation, you can donate a Dream Bag to a school in need. For more options on how to support the project, visit The Dreamfields Project.Story published on SAinfo on 16 July 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Ohio case law update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural & Resource Law ProgramHere’s our latest gathering of Ohio agricultural case law news that you may want to know.Plaintiff must prove that a defendant wedding barn operator’s breach of a duty caused her harmConrad Botzum Farmstead is a privately operated wedding and event barn located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area and on lease from the National Park Service. The plaintiff in the case was attending a wedding at the barn, where she broke her ankle while dancing on a wooden deck. The jury trial found that the barn operator was 51% at fault for her injuries, and awarded the plaintiff compensation. However, the barn operator appealed the decision and won. The Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals found that the plaintiff did not introduce sufficient evidence to prove that any act or breach of duty by the barn operator actually or proximately caused the plaintiff to fall and break her ankle. The case raises standard questions of negligence, but it is worth noting in the Ag Law Blog because the court did not base its decision on Ohio’s agritourism immunity statute. The case is cited as Tyrrell v. Conrad Botzum Farmstead, 2019-Ohio-1874 (9th Dist.).Ohio History Connection can use eminent domain to cancel Moundbuilders Country Club’s lease. A Licking County judge ruled in early May that the Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, can reclaim full ownership of land that it had leased to a country club. The Moundbuilders County Club has operated a golf course around prehistoric Native American earthworks for decades under a long-term lease with the state. The Ohio History Connection sought to have the lease terminated in order to give the public full access to the earthworks as part of a World Heritage List nomination. The judge viewed the request as sufficiently in the public interest to apply Ohio’s eminent domain laws.last_img read more

A Travel Bug Dream 29,157 Miles in the Making

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”Geocaching Travel Bug “WeeHawk” Predicts Football’s Biggest Game?January 31, 2014In “Community”2 Steps to Help Keep Your Travel Bug TravelingOctober 8, 2014In “Community” “Riding with Judi” Travel BugYou don’t know Judi Nordgren, but at the same time she’s probably as familiar as a favorite aunt. She’s described as a loving second mother to many, a woman with a heart as big as all outdoors and an avid motorcyclist. While you may know someone who fits Judi’s description, you’ll never have the pleasant opportunity to meet Judi. She passed away unexpectedly in 2005. She was 42.Even though you can never meet her, Judi’s family wanted you to know her. They created a Travel Bug, “Riding with Judi.”Netherlands- Team FriedeljanIts mission is to do what Judi had only dreamed. The Travel Bug wished to go around the world. The directions were simple, the message powerful and the act of those who helped “Riding with Judi” travel 29,157 miles can only be described as beautiful.It took more than four years and 60 stops. But riding with Judi is now in the same state where the Travel Bug started its journey. All those who touched “Riding with Judi” with their hands, they also felt it in their hearts. Judi’s family felt it too.They tell me they’re excited Judi has returned home and her wish to see the world honored by those who never meet her, but now know her.Australia – RottenWood Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more