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Photo credit: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey today honored two women and three men who bravely took action to stop crimes in the communities of Alhambra, Newhall and Sylmar.Pasadena Rotarian George Falardeau, guest Carmen Choy Surdan, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Rotarian Wendy Anderson after the event“The people we honor today showed great compassion. They took bold steps to help others whose lives were in danger,” District Attorney Lacey said. “Because of their bravery, crime victims were spared additional trauma and the criminals in these cases have been punished.”During today’s ceremony in Pasadena, District Attorney Lacey recognized a nurse who saved a colleague from a violent attack at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar; three men who stopped an attempted sexual assault in Alhambra; and a woman whose quick thinking prevented the kidnapping and likely sexual assault of a teenage girl in Newhall.The District Attorney’s Office presents these awards three times a year to recognize ordinary people who have performed extraordinary acts of valor and selflessness in assisting in the prosecution of criminals, saving victims, preventing crimes or even capturing suspects.The honorees are:Rochelle Floyd, 52, of Chino Hills (Case no. PA080406)A man who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia went to Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar on Easter Sunday 2014 and made several attempts to persuade someone to shoot and kill him. He called 911 and reported he had a gun and planned to shoot people. Police confronted him and learned he had a knife. The man entered the hospital, grabbed a 61-year-old nurse and stabbed her multiple times. Ms. Floyd, a supervising nurse, sounded emergency alarms and found the assailant on top of the woman. Ms. Floyd saved her colleague by grabbing the hood of the man’s jacket and dragging him off the nurse. Officers subdued him. The defendant pleaded no contest to attempted murder and was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison.Scott Angel Aquino, 26, of Beaumont; Richard Mason Jr., 26, of Ontario; and Eddie Harris of Alhambra (Case no. GA095830)On March 3, 2015, an Alhambra woman was walking to her residence when she was approached by a man. He questioned her about the time, who she lived with and other things. She tried to get him to leave her alone, but he grabbed her and spun her to the ground. She struggled with the man. Mr. Aquino, Mr. Mason and Mr. Harris heard the woman’s screams and responded. They found her being attacked, grabbed the man, engaged in a brief struggle, subdued him and saved the woman. The men detained the assailant until police arrived. The defendant pleaded no contest to felony assault with intent to commit a sex crime. He was sentenced to six years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.Luz Maria Torres, 51, of Ontario (Case no. PA082484)Ms. Torres was driving on Sierra Highway in Newhall on Nov. 12, 2014, and saw a man talking to a 13-year-old girl. Ms. Torres sensed that the girl did not want to be with the man. Ms. Torres saw the defendant grab the child by the arm and pull her toward him. Ms. Torres honked her horn to get the man to stop. The victim pulled her arm away, and Ms. Torres told the girl to run away. Ms. Torres called 911 and followed the man until deputies arrived and took him into custody. The defendant pleaded no contest to a count of attempted kidnapping to commit rape. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights. 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WhatsApp Email Advertisement by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Director of Public Prosecutions is to consider prosecuting a former director of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Limerick man Matt Heffernan, over loans he took out at a Credit Union in Cork.Following the wind up of the Castletownbere branch of the credit union, an internal report revealed that Mr Heffernan, who was previously involved in the running of Caherdavin Credit Union, had loans so large they were in breach of the law.The matter came to light in April of last year when the former director stepped down amid controversy and speculation. He had been nominated to the board the previous February and worked as a field officer monitoring the operations of the league’s branches throughout the south of Ireland.During the wind up process of the Credit Union in Castletownbere, it emerged that Mr Heffernan had loans valued at €350,000 linked to Bulgarian and Spanish holiday properties and the Irish League of Credit Unions has since notified Gardaí about the matter.The loans breached legislation of the Credit Union Act because of their size and Gardai have been informed that application forms for loans for Mr Heffernan contained incorrect personal information including different addresses and a different occupation.KPMG revealed that the loans obtained from Berehaven Credit Union by Mr Heffernan were not being repaid and that joint names were used. Some of those named were unaware of the loans. Print NewsDirector may be prosecutedBy Staff Reporter – August 20, 2014 1080 Twitter Linkedin Facebook Previous articleKileely households told not to drink tap waterNext articleDeath linked to suspected heroin overdose Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
By News Highland – March 25, 2014 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Pinterest Police in Foyle are seeking information about a man who stopped his car and spoke to a seven-year-old girl in Eglinton on Monday.Police says they want to speak to the man to determine the exact circumstances.At around 8.40am on Monday, the driver of a car described as a ‘black jeep’ stopped beside the girl at Woodvale Road and spoke to her, and then drove on.After the incident the girl walked on to school and reported the matter to her family that evening.The vehicle had a white tyre on the back, which may have had numbers on it, and also contained what appears to be a dog grill on the back window.The driver was aged in his late 40s or early 50s and had brown hair, a dark complexion and a grey beard.Police would like to speak to the man to establish the exact circumstances. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Police in Derry appeal for information on suspicious approach of a child Previous articleDeputy director of the HSE’s National Ambulance Service meeting with Maura Porters family todayNext articlePart of the Letterkenny to Lifford Road closed after serious accident News Highland Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest
By Gary WadeUniversity ofGeorgia Most clematis are deciduous and look lifeless in winter. This one is evergreen and looks good even during the winter. Plant Armand clematis in moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It does best in hardiness zones 7 to 9. It is not particularly drought tolerant, so it will require some moisture during periods of limited rainfall. It can be propagated from summer cuttings or by layering. Leaves of Armand clematis are about 3 inches long and 1 to 2.5 inches wide. Clusters of three leaves, called leaflets, emerge from a single point along the stem. Expect Armand clematis to grow 20 to 30 feet by the end of two to three growing seasons. It is not nearly as aggressive as wisteria, confederate jasmine or Carolina jessamine, which require regular pruning during the growing season to prevent them from becoming overgrown. It can be kept in bounds with light pruning after flowering and an occasional snip or two during the growing season. Because it flowers on the previous season’s growth, avoid pruning it after mid-July. Armand clematis can be grown in most areas of Georgia, except in the extreme north Georgia mountains where winter temperatures sometimes dip into the single digits. Winter protection is advised when temperatures dip into the low teens. (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Spring flowers are an added bonus of Armand clematis. White, fragrant, star-shaped flowers appear in March in Athens, Ga., (earlier in more southern zones) and persist nearly a month. Flowers have a spicy, subtle fragrance that is not overpowering. They are about 2.5 inches across and are borne in panicles from previous season’s growth. Unlike other clematis prized for their flowers, Armand clematis (Clematis armandii) would be a great vine even if it didn’t flower. Its glossy, evergreen leaves are attractive year-round and provide visual interest to fences, arbors, trellises, walls or pergolas.
Jun 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A nationwide survey indicates that many Americans have misconceptions about food safety issues related to avian influenza, researchers from Rutgers University said yesterday.Researchers from the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, based in New Brunswick, N.J., conducted the survey to gauge the public’s knowledge about H5N1 avian influenza and determine how Americans would respond if the virus were found in US poultry. The results were announced yesterday in a press release from Rutgers University.The research team interviewed 1,200 adults by telephone between May 3 and Jun 5, 2006, according to the 32-page survey report. Investigators used random-digit dialing to select survey participants from all 50 states. They first asked a series of questions to gauge respondents’ overall awareness of avian flu and how the disease spreads and is prevented. Then they asked what respondents would do if the threat of avian influenza increased, particularly regarding poultry buying and consumption.Nearly all (93%) of the respondents had heard of avian influenza, yet more than half said they knew little about it. A 22-question objective test within the survey confirmed the respondents’ view of their own avian flu knowledge: half scored less than 60%. Women, those with less education, and those with less objective knowledge about H5N1 were more likely to have misconceptions about the risks of eating poultry, the group found.Most of the respondents said their risk of contracting H5N1 was low, but many believed the risk to others was higher, the survey revealed.Only about two thirds of respondents were aware that most chicken sold in the United States is produced domestically, under tightly controlled conditions, and that poultry products from countries with H5N1 outbreaks are banned.Though Americans seem to be aware of avian influenza, they are uncertain of food-related transmission risks, the researchers found. While more than two-thirds of the survey respondents believed that the avian flu virus is present in the uncooked meat of infected poultry, less than half understood that proper cooking kills the virus.Further, when asked what they would do if the H5N1 virus turned up in US chickens, 40% of respondents said they would stop eating chicken products, rather than limiting their risk by using proper cooking and food handling procedures. The researchers said this result is consistent with findings among European consumers.Among other misconceptions, many Americans believe it’s easy to identify H5N1-contaminated raw meat, the researchers said.Respondents said they would turn away from chicken products if a wild bird with the H5N1 virus was found in the United States or if poultry outbreaks were reported in Canada or Mexico.William K. Hallman, director of the Food Policy Institute, said in the press release that the results point to specific communication needs. “The results of the study suggest that much of the American public does not yet have the information they need to make informed choices abut purchasing, preparing, and consuming poultry products, should avian influenza emerge in the United States,” he said.Though consumers’ actual behavior often differs from what they predict it will be, the research group concluded that domestic poultry consumption would drop dramatically if avian flu emerged in the United States. “The resulting economic and social impacts would likely be substantial,” they wrote.Targeted messages to consumers should include information on the safety of the US poultry supply, food handling techniques to avoid cross-contamination, and properly cooking chicken to at least 165ºF, the researchers said.See also:Jun 11 Rutgers press releasehttp://ur.rutgers.edu/medrel/viewArticle.html?ArticleID=5834Dec 7, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FAO, WHO give food safety tips for bird flu era”