Duo Charged In Connected With Friday Break-in

first_imgShare: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) Cropped Photo: r. nial bradshaw / CC BY 2.0CHARLOTTE – Two people are facing charges in connection with a home break-in on Old Chautauqua Road in the Town of Charlotte Friday.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says a witness allegedly spotted Merle Smith, 38, and Kimberly Scriven, 40, enter a residence without permission and steal a television.Both reportedly fled prior to police’s arrival although, deputies say, they were located a short distance away.Scriven was processed and released with an appearance ticket for second-degree criminal trespass. Smith was processed and released with an appearance ticket for second-degree burglary and petit larceny.Both are scheduled to appear in Town of Charlotte Court at a later date.last_img

Croatia’s government-run utility plans major renewables investments

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Croatia’s state-run power utility HEP aims to boost renewable energy to 50 percent of its total capacity from the current 35 percent, investing 1 billion Croatian kuna ($153.96 million) a year on average until 2030, it said on Thursday.It will upgrade existing hydro power plants, as well as adding new ones, and invest in other renewable sources, HEP said in a statement.The company is currently running an open tender procedure for the construction of a 6.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant on the island of Cres, which will be the largest in the country to date.Talks are also underway on the acquisition of two solar and two wind farms, it said, adding that a total of 600 million kuna will be allocated for these projects in 2019 alone.Croatia, the European Union’s newest member, imports 40 percent of its electricity, around 40 percent of its gas and up to 80 percent of its oil. It currently has 4,500 MW of installed power generation capacity with HEP controlling 85 percent of the electricity market.More: Croatia’s HEP to invest $1.85 billion in renewable energy by 2030 Croatia’s government-run utility plans major renewables investmentslast_img read more

Russian fund steps up production of anti-viral drug approved by Moscow for COVID-19

first_imgRDIF said it was now set to produce more than 100,000 courses in July and that a joint venture with pharmaceutical firm ChemRar Group would allow it to increase production threefold to meet growing demand both domestically and internationally.Kirill Dmitriev, the head of RDIF, said Russia was ready to help other nations fight the virus and that more than 50 countries had expressed their interest in the drug.There is now no vaccine against COVID-19. The inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone has been shown to reduce the death rate in severe cases, and the anti-viral drug remdesivir has been shown to speed recovery. Nearly all the world’s supply of remdesivir was bought by the United States.Russia said on Thursday it had recorded 6,760 new cases of novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, in line with figures in recent days. That brought its confirmed total to 661,165 cases, the third highest in the world after Brazil and the United States.After imposing a strict lockdown, the authorities have largely lifted restrictions on movement and business, despite thousands of new cases a day. International flights remain banned, however, and RBC business daily reported that this would be extended until Aug. 1. Topics : Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Thursday it will step up the production of the anti-viral drug Avifavir, an anti-influenza medicine which the Russian government has granted preliminary approval for treatment of COVID-19 patients.The Russian health ministry gave its approval for the drug’s use under a special accelerated process in May. Its Russian backers say it has shown a benefit in COVID-19 patients in early research.The first 100,000 treatment courses were delivered last month to 35 Russian regions, as well as to neighboring Belarus, said the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) which has promoted the drug.last_img read more

Rangers’ Playoff Status Guaranteed with Win against Insurance

first_imgNPFL…NPFL….NPFL…Duro IkhazuagbeRangers International FC became the first team to book a place in the Super Six Playoff of the abridged 2018/19 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season yesterday with a 1-0 defeat of Bendel Insurance in Enugu. Felix Ogbuke (centre) celebrating his goal against with team mate,. Wednesday Felix Ogbuike’s 85th goal was all the Flying Antelopes needed to pick maximum points at their famous Cathedral in the Coal City.With 37 points from 20 games now, Rangers are certain to finish Group A as leaders going into the playoff with two matches left.However, Insurance’s capitulation with just five minutes left of play yesterday certainly was not what Monday Odigie and his crew expected as they battle to remain in the topflight of Nigeria’s club football.After picking three points at home in Benin from Katsina United in the rescheduled game and two more valuable away points against Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes, they had hoped for at least one point from the clash with Rangers yesterday.Now, the heat is back on the Edo Arsenal’s faithfuls again as the 34 points from 20 games they currently have standing seventh cannot guarantee them safety. Miracles from their remaining two games will decide the fate of Insurance who returned from the wilderness after 11 years in the second tier league.Elsewhere, Ismaila Sarki’s second minute goal in Minna condemned MFM FC to yet another defeat that has made their top-three finish more difficult.The Olukoya Boys remain in No 4 but are likely to be pegged further back when all the Match-day 20 fixtures are concluded today.In Group B, a penalty converted in six minutes of added time by Samson Obi completed Abia Warriors’ fight-back to grab maximum points after falling to a second minute goal by visiting El-Kanemi Warriors’ Sulley Mohammed.Atilola Tunde Salami had cancelled the home side’s early deficit in the 39th minute.The Maiduguri side may lose their third position when the remaining fixtures of the group are played today.MATCH-DAY 20Tornadoes 1-0 MFMRangers 1-0 InsuranceA’Warriors 2-1 El-KanemiTODAY @4pmRemo Stars v EnyimbaKatsina Utd v SunshineWikki v Kwara UtdRivers Utd v Lobi StarsNasarawa v GombeYobe Stars v K’PillarsIfeanyi Ubah v HeartlandGo Round v Plateau UtdDelta Force v Akwa UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Champions League round-up: Dortmund beat Real Madrid

first_imgBorussia Dortmund top Champions League Group D after an impressive 2-1 victory over Spanish champions Real Madrid.Robert Lewandowski’s opening goal for the German side was quickly cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo but Marcel Schmelzer gave Dortmund the win.Porto and Malaga extended their 100% win record in this season’s competition to top their respective groups.Continue reading the main story “It feels overwhelming. It was a sensational evening.”Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen KloppPorto beat Dynamo Kiev 3-2 in Group A while Malaga secured a 1-0 home win over AC Milan in Group C. It was an another impressive victory for Malaga, who missed a 45th-minute penalty before beating the seven-time European champions.Joaquin Sanchez was the guilty man, hammering his spot-kick against the crossbar after Kevin Constant had brought down Jesus Gamez.But Sanchez made amends midway through the second half when he fired Manuel Iturra’s lob pass past goalkeeper Marco Amelia from a tight angle.The Italian side remain second in Group C, after Zenit St Petersburg beat Anderlecht 1-0, Alexander Kerzhakov scoring from the spot following Milan Jovanovic’s foul on Alexander Anyukov.Porto led three times against Dynamo Kiev at the Estadio do Dragao, with Jackson Martinez’s strike 12 minutes from time proving decisive. Before that, Silvestre Varela had pounced on Lucho Gonzalez’s cut-back to give the 2004 champions the lead, which was cancelled out by Oleg Gusev’s close-range header.Porto, intent on maintaining their best European start since the 1999-2000 season, regained the initiative when Colombian Martinez collected James Rodriguez’s through-ball and rounded Yevgen Khacheridy before shooting past visiting keeper Alexander Shovkovskiy.Brown Ideye put Dynamo back level with a shot that deflected in off home player Helton but Porto would not be denied as Martinez grabbed his second of the game to claim the points. Paris St Germain are second in Group A, three points behind Porto, after goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic – his 12th of the season for club and country – and Jeremy Menez gave them a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.In Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s side ensured Real Madrid’s shocking record on German soil continued. The Spanish side have suffered 17 defeats in 24 games in the country, with their sole win coming 12 years ago.They looked to have given themselves a chance of claiming something from the game when Ronaldo lifted the ball over keeper Roman Weidenfeller and into the net to equalise barely two minutes after Lewandowski had fired the home side ahead.But Borussia were the more positive side and were rewarded when Schmelzer fired home from the edge of the area on 64 minutes.“It feels overwhelming. It was a sensational evening, and you can only imagine something like this in your wildest dreams,” said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.Madrid boss Jose Mourinho said: “It was a strange match. Neither team was better, but it was an incredibly difficult game. “They were very organised and defended very well. Dortmund deserved the victory, but we had our chances to win the game.”Group B is much tighter now following Arsenal’s home defeat by Schalke and Olympiakos’s last-gasp victory at Montpellier.Kostas Mitroglou’s injury-time strike gave the Greeks their first points in this season’s competition after Vasilis Torosidis had equalised Gaetan Charbonnier’s opener for the home side.Olympiakos are now three points behind second-placed Arsenal, who trail leaders Schalke by a point. Montpellier are bottom with one point.last_img read more