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Sinclairville Woman Sentenced On Federal Drug Charge

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first_imgStock Image.BUFFALO – A Sinclairville woman was sentenced to time served on a federal drug charge on Monday morning.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Tracy Griffin, 38, was sentenced to two years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on a charge of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, acetyl fentanyl, fentanyl, and crack cocaine.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who handled the case, stated that in January 2019, the defendant and co-defendant Brandon Blackshear conspired to sell acetyl fentanyl, fentanyl, and crack cocaine.On January 2 and January 22, 2019, members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force conducted controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Griffin and Blackshear. Brandon Blackshear was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, under the direction of Jason Thompson, Associate Director of the Office of Justice Services; the Southern Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Invasive videos

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first_imgFor decades, non-native invasive species have caused billions of dollars in damage in the United States alone. Many are well known, such as the Asian longhorned beetle or kudzu. Others are less famous. A University of Georgia center will create an online video resource to train people to learn more about the invaders and what can be done to stop them.UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health recently received a $328,714 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. With the grant, a team from the center will create BugwoodVideo, a Web-based system to pull together new and existing high-definition videos. It will be linked to the center’s Bugwood image database and other resources. All content will be free for educational use as long as the work is cited. “Videos will help to better illustrate complex procedures used in diagnosing, identifying and responding to new pest introductions,” said Joe LaForest, a program coordinator with the center. “These videos will be used by public and private sector, plant biosecurity personnel and first-detector educators to educate people on detection and response procedures to new introductions.”Non-native, invasive species grow and reproduce rapidly, harming agricultural crops and the environment. For example, the Hemlock Woolly Adegid, a small aphid-like insect, is threatening to wipe out eastern Hemlocks in north Georgia. Bengal dayflower, a federal noxious weed, is becoming a major problem in cotton and peanuts fields in south Georgia. The three-year grant is a joint effort between UGA, Colorado State University, University of Florida and Texas A&M. These organizations work together to help farmers, foresters, educators and professionals learn about and implement strategies to safeguard U.S. agriculture. The UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health uses partnerships and information technology to advance invasive species, forestry and agriculture education. It started from the Bugwood Network, a collaboration between the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Bugwood’s mission is to deliver unbiased science-based educational information to users through a network of integrated and user-focused Web sites, publications and educational programs. This grant will allow us to expand our resources into video, “said Chuck Bargeron, the center’s technology director.For more information on how to use the Bugwood system, including its image database, go to the Web site www.bugwood.org.last_img read more

Trail Mix 2020 – Vol. IV

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first_img 05 In the Mountains Sarah Siskind Over the last month, the world has turned upside down. Folks aren’t working, businesses, schools, and colleges are shuttered, families are sheltering in place and practicing social distancing. Space Force Western Centuries Be safe, friends. 4:06 Bluegrass In The Backwoods When we all get through this mess, we will look back and see that COVID-19 left an indelible impact on the music world. Two nights ago, my songwriting hero, John Prine, succumbed to complications from the disease. Prine was the first songwriter who ever grabbed me in the guts and turned me inside out. I laughed with him, cried with him, and always marveled at the tongue-in-cheek way he crafted his songs, both silly and serious at the same time. So I was struck low two weeks ago when I heard he had contracted the virus, but I had hope when, a few days later, it was reported that he was making progress and his status was improving. Two nights ago, the unimaginable happened when I heard the news that he had passed. Since then, our house has been alive with Prine, revisiting his incredible catalog of music, as a way to honor the passing of a songwriting giant. In A Rut Whitney Rose I Got You Shelby Lynne 3:17 Nothing Matters Anymore Brian Dunne 3:18 It’s my hope that this month’s mix can be a soundtrack for your coming weeks. There is a collection of tremendous artists here, some new, some returning friends. Dig in and listen, whether it be from home or when you have headed outside to find some space in the wild. Music is one thing that will help us through this. Listen often. Listen with joy. Find some comfort and peace in this mix and whatever other music you are spinning. But, while many things have been set aside for the moment, one thing that remains omnipresent has been music. Throughout this ordeal. our house has been alive with it. The soundtrack to Guardians In The Galaxy has streamed incessantly through my son’s iPod. I took in a documentary on Oasis and have been delving through the band’s records. I’ve spent three straight Tuesday nights spent with Phish and the band’s Dinner & A Movie feature, which has Trey Anastasio and his wife sharing a recipe and then LivePhish broadcasting an archived performance from the band. And we have enjoyed countless concerts from the comfort of our couch, as musicians throughout the country share their songs from their living rooms. Call It Satin Nickel King with Wings Jack Sledge 3:19 3:31 DOWNLOAD THIS MONTHS TRAIL MIX! 3:08 Sunglasses ROOKIE 3:21 4:24 Lucky Sometimes Pokey Lafarge We are definitely learning to live without extraneous distractions and embracing anew what it means to live with each other. Embed Blue Ridge Goodbye Gabe Lee He Split The First Church of God The Local Honeyscenter_img 3:10 Can’t Stand Myself Mark Erelli Many things that were so important just a few weeks ago now seem so trivial. Like so many others, my family has been figuring out, as we soldier on through this pandemic from our little corner of our street, just what is important. The pace of our lives has slowed down. Extracurricular activities have been canceled and the scope of our life and our perspective have been refocused. We are lucky. We are healthy. We are together. Music is helping us through. Reborn Ali Holder 4:16 3:00 Audio PlayerPam TillisLooking For A FeelingUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:18 4:56 3:20 24/5 The Claudettes 3:05 3:53 Looking For A Feeling Pam Tillis Girls Like Us King Ropes Riverbank Pinewood Don’t Stop Lovin’ Me 4:43 3:29 Brightest Star Lilly Hiatt Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. This volume of Trail Mix arrives during somber times. 5:03 3:18 3:23last_img read more

House Bill 1436 Becomes Law

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first_img June 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, the following bill became law:Act 40 – House Bill 1436, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in rates and distribution systems, providing for computation of income tax expense for ratemaking purposes.center_img House Bill 1436 Becomes Lawlast_img

Former football stars play in match to help Ebola hit countries

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first_imgRebuilding Ebola Hit-States Related The 12th annual Match Against Poverty took place on Monday with a Saint-Etienne all-star side hosting the United Nations Development Programme side at the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard in France.An enthusiastic capacity crowd of nearly 34,000 saw global stars like Clarence Seedorf, Fabien Barthez, Youri Djorkaeff and Edwin van der Sar lose an entertaining encounter 9-7. Brazilian star Ronaldo was one of the stars of the show for the UNDP and the World Cup winner duly scored a hat-trick.Previous editions of the match have raised over 4 million dollars to aid poverty worldwide. The proceeds from this match with go towards helping the countries that have been hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. Kenyan Economy Hit by Ebola Liberia Hardest Hit by the Ebola Outbreaklast_img read more

Yobo: It’s early to raise fears over Iwobi’s abilities

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first_img The 23-year-old joined the Liverpool-based outfit in a deal worth £40 million, having made 148 appearances for his boyhood club Arsenal. Nonetheless, the wideman has failed to find his best form so far at Goodison Park, with three goals in 22 appearances across all competitions to show for his performances. Yobo, however, has no concerns over Iwobi, claiming he simply needs more time to adapt to life at his new club in the wake of his injury worries. “Arsenal is a club he knew too well because he came through the academy and he understands the structure of how they play – a style he knows,” Yobo told Goal.Advertisement “Moving to Everton was a good move for him because he wanted more game time. Unfortunately, it takes a longer time to settle down in a new environment because only a few players move to another club and settle immediately, “In between him adapting, he had a number of good performances for Everton. He was getting familiar with how Everton play and was becoming one of the key figures in the team before his injury. “After his injury, it also took him time to break into the team because Everton also have other good players as well, all that happened before Coronavirus ensured the league was suspended. “I think we should be patient with him because we can’t doubt his talent. He has unbelievable talent and work rate. read also:COVID-19: Everton using Zoom to keep tabs on Iwobi, others “I know he is going to achieve more with Everton, it is just the timing of everything happening to him. He will surely come good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alex Iwobi will go on to enjoy a fruitful Everton career, Joseph Yobo believes, saying it is too early to raise fears over his abilities. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Butler Warns Students, Alums Of Data Breach

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first_imgThe information of current and former Butler students may have been exposed after a data breach.Approximately 160,000 people associated with Butler University are being urged to monitor their bank accounts and credit scores after a data breach.The school learned about the hacking after authorities in California contacted them when an identity theft suspect was arrested.The suspect had personal information from Butler employees. The individual reportedly does not have an affiliation with the university.The data breach exposed current and former students, faculty and even prospective students who considered attending the college but wound up at a different university.Butler officials say the information released includes birthdates, social security numbers and bank account information.The school said they have notified those who were exposed but recommend everyone to keep an eye on personal information. School officials say they have corrected the issue and are offering one year of credit monitoring to everyone impacted.The latest data breach continues a trend of hackers targeting universities and colleges across the nation. Indiana University reported a similar breach in February.last_img read more

Olsson makes Canaries move

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first_img The 25-year-old, who can also operate on the left side of midfield, will move to Carrow Road on a four-year deal from the Championship club for an undisclosed fee once all of the relevant paperwork has been completed. Olsson has been a long-term target of Canaries manager Chris Hughton, who has been on a summer spending spree following the club’s record £8.5million capture of Holland international Ricky van Wolfswinkel, while England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond was last week purchased from Birmingham, and defender Javier Garrido has signed permanently after a loan from Lazio. Norwich have confirmed the signing of Sweden international defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn Rovers. Press Associationcenter_img “We are delighted with the addition of Martin. He’s been playing in England for seven years and is well acclimatised to the Premier League,” said Hughton on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk. “He can also play anywhere on the left hand side so he brings us good flexibility in that sense, plus at 25 he’s at an age where he has some experience and also some time to improve. “At this time it is about improving the squad that we have and Martin certainly does that.” Hughton is expected to show no let-up in his summer recruitment drive, with Scotland defender Russell Martin yesterday signing on for another three years with a contract extension. Norwich are understood to be tracking PSV Eindhoven’s Sweden international Ola Toivonen, Lokomotiv Moscow’s £6million-rated Senegal striker Dame N’Doye. Feyenoord midfielder Leroy Fer and Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile, are also reported targets for the Canaries, with suggestions the duo have already travelled to East Anglia to take in the club’s facilities ahead of undergoing medicals. Norwich later confirmed goalkeeper Carlo Nash had completed a free-transfer move after being released by Stoke. The 39-year-old will provide cover to England international John Ruddy, who had been a target for Chelsea, and Mark Bunn. last_img read more

Allardyce: Carroll must be tough

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first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce accepts England forward Andy Carroll faces a big mental challenge to recover from his latest injury setback – which is normally suffered by “ballerinas and basketball players”. Press Association Sport understands Carroll has travelled to Europe – boarding a plane for Belgium on Friday morning – to begin a rehabilitation programme which the club hopes will not require an operation, but equally no time frame has been set for a possible return to full match fitness. While Allardyce is confident the 6ft 3ins former Newcastle frontman will recover from the setback, the Irons boss understands there are personal battles for him to overcome ahead of a season which, if all goes well, could end with playing for England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “It is a big challenge for Andy because he has got to be mentally really tough now,” said Allardyce. “He has to be really, really focused and we have got to make sure we keep his spirits up whenever we get the chance because it is a lonely place to be when you are injured, and certainly for the length of time he has been injured. “This will make him feel pretty low for a while, but he has to battle through that and we will look after the psychological side as well as the physical side. At the end of the day it is just about getting him fit as quick as we possibly can.” Allardyce revealed the nature of Carroll’s latest fitness problem was linked to the centre-forward’s style of play. “What you find on my research is that this is an unusual injury for footballers. It probably more revolves around people like ballerinas and basketball players because of the bounding side of it,” the West Ham manager said. “What caused Andy’s injury in the first place is his leap – he leapt up high for a ball against Reading on the last day of the season and landed (awkwardly on his foot). That is what happens with basketball players because they are 22 stone and 6ft 7ins, it more occurs in those sports. The 24-year-old – signed on a permanent £15million deal from Liverpool after a loan spell last season – had looked to be on his way back to full fitness following an Achilles problem. However, he then broke down during a training session earlier this week with a foot injury when he aggravated the plantar fascia tissue which supports the arch, and is so now set for another extended spell on the sidelines. “Once it has healed, it is about managing it then. Eventually it will be gone, but there is still a period of time after the injury has healed where he will get some discomfort through the foot. We will do all we can to eliminate that as quickly as possible.” Carroll had been selected by England manager Roy Hodgson for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil at the end of last season, only to be forced out by another untimely injury. While the latest setback is not expected to hamper his international chances over the longer-term, Allardyce maintains the focus must first be on getting the forward fighting fit for club duties. “I wouldn’t even speculate on that (Carroll’s place in the England side) because the important thing for me is to get Andy Carroll fit and playing for West Ham United,” Allardyce continued. “He had forged his way back into Roy’s plans at the end of last season, but then unfortunately had to report that he had picked up the (Achilles) injury, otherwise he would have travelled with England. “It is a big year for Andy to be at West Ham scoring goals and also trying to get himself into the World Cup squad, if we (England) qualify.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Koeman: Schneiderlin loss is a blow

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first_img Press Association France midfielder Schneiderlin hobbled out of Saints’ 3-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City at half-time on Sunday. Saints’ 25-year-old midfield lynchpin now faces scans on his right adductor, with manager Koeman admitting he does not know the severity of the problem. Ronald Koeman accepts Southampton face a “difficult” challenge to cope without injured “key player” Morgan Schneiderlin at Arsenal on Wednesday night. Koeman’s side now face Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea amid a pivotal run of seven matches in 25 days in December. Former Feyenoord boss Koeman has told his Saints squad they “can’t do anything” about Schneiderlin’s injury, so must simply stiffen their resolve for a huge test at Arsenal. “I think Toby Alderweireld did a great job in the midfield position, and the change was because that’s our way of playing and I didn’t like to change it,” said Koeman. “I didn’t have more options to do anything else. “We know exactly what Morgan means for our team: he’s one of our key players and if you miss a key player it’s always difficult for the rest of the team. “We know that and we can’t do anything about that. “More options mean another midfield player: Jack Cork was not available on Sunday, he will be on Wednesday and we have Harry Reed as a young midfield player. “Still James Ward-Prowse is injured, and that’s our possibilities. “We don’t have the bench and we don’t have that same number of players as the big teams, we know that.” “Morgan’s not ready for Wednesday because he needs a scan on his adductor, in his right leg,” said Koeman. “Then we have to wait about the result of the scan. “For sure he isn’t available for this Wednesday, but he’ll have scans to find out exactly what happened. “It’s too soon to know whether it’s serious. “It’s not too soon to say he can’t play on Wednesday, but how long he will be out I don’t know.” Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld stepped up into the holding role in Schneiderlin’s absence on Sunday, and could do the same again at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Koeman said fit-again Jack Cork will also bolster his midfield options, while conceding Saints do not have the squad strength of their top-four Premier League rivals. Reigning champions City leapfrogged Saints into second place on Sunday, thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy. last_img read more