OPD on the lookout for missing person

first_img Police searching for man connected to hit and run Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime OPD on the lookout for missing person Twitter Previous articleOPD asks for help identifying theft suspectsNext articleGIRLS SOCCER: Odessa High defeats El Paso Coronado 3-0 to advance to area round admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Summer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Niko Garza is encouraged to call the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Pinterest UPDATE 11:05 a.m. April 2: Missing Person Niko Garza was located this morning at approximately 10. a.m. in the area of 8th and Maple, according to an Odessa Police Department news release. The OPD thanks the public for their assistance with this investigation.Odessa police officers are on the lookout for another missing person, 28-year-old Niko Garza, who was last seen at about 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of Business Interstate 20 and Grant Avenue.Garza is about 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds. An OPD news release stated Garza was reported as missing at about 6:18 p.m. Saturday. Odessa police spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said Garza’s mother reported him as missing.Anyone with information in reference to Garza’s whereabouts is encouraged to call OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477.Garza is the second missing person Odessa police have asked the public to assist them in locating this week. Missing person Leisa Marie Vaughn, 32, was located safe and sound Wednesday in Midland, Odessa police reported.“The Odessa Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with the investigation,” a news release sent out Thursday stated.Vaughn had last been seen Sunday in Odessa near 11th Street and Custer Avenue before she was reported missing Monday. OPD sent out a news release Wednesday asking for the public’s assistance in locating her and someone later called in, telling officers they saw her at an apartment complex in Midland, LeSueur said.“Midland PD went out there and confirmed she was there,” he said. Facebookcenter_img Home Local News Crime OPD on the lookout for missing person Twitter Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 29, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends last_img read more

Profiling cryopreservation protocols for Ribes ciliatum using differential scanning calorimetry

first_imgDSC analysis was performed at three points in the cryopreservation process on encapsulated-dehydrated meristems of Ribes ciliatum. Meristems were excised from shoots pre-treated with either sucrose or glucose, encapsulated in alginate beads, dehydrated in sucrose solutions, air dried, and plunged in liquid nitrogen. Thermal analysis revealed glass transitions during cooling of air-desiccated meristems, however, on rewarming a small endothermic event was detected suggesting glass destabilization can occur. Interestingly, this did not occur in alginate beads or meristems when these components were cooled and rewarmed separately. The possibility exists that thermal and moisture gradients may arise within the alginate bead/tissue complex and we propose that the heterogeneous composition of the meristems and the surrounding alginate may promote ice nucleation on rewarming. The significance of this regarding the stabilization of glasses formed in alginate beads and their encapsulated meristems is discussed. This study also reports an approach to Ribes cryopreservation in which the pregrowth of shoots in 0.75M sucrose for 1 week can be used as a substitute for cold acclimation.last_img read more

Mangal wins Scotiabank’s Charity Golf tournament

first_imgFORMER Guyana Open Champion, Mike Mangal (64/9) ended in the top spot and walked away with the winner’s trophy, prevailing over Kalyan Tewari (68/9) and Rabindranath Persaud (68/24) in the Scotiabank’s Golfing for Charities tournament held last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course. The golfers teed off excitedly at 12:45pm, and by the time it was over, it was Mangal who was declared the winner of the event.For his winning effort,he was presented with $150,000 that will go towards funding a children’s charity of his choice,under Scotiabank’s Bright Future Programme.Tewari won $100,000 for his charity,while Persaud (Pandit Ravi) won $75,000,which will be donated to a charity of his choice under the program.Speaking after the win, Mangal noted that things were just in his favour and that lead to his victory. Mangal won despite having recently suffered serious head injuries, and only three months after being hospitalized“I just had a good game today. My short game [meaning his chip and putt play] was excellent, and that helped me to win.” Mangal saidLast year’s winner, Mahendra Bhagwandin, came in fourth,just behind Persaud.Tied with over net score of 68 each, it was the back 9 scores that saw Tewari (42) and Persaud (48) prevailing over Bhagwandin (49).Other close contenders at the top were Andre Cummings (69/12), Aleem Hussain (69/17), Parmanand Persaud (70/14) and 4 net 72 scorers Bholawram Deo, Fazil Haniff, Gavin Todd and Patrick Prashad.In other awards of the day, Dr Philbert London (Pope Emmanuel) won “Nearest to the Pin”, while “Longest Putt” went to Hilbert Shields. “Best Gross” (73) was won by Mike Mangal while Troy Cadogan walked away with the ‘Most Honest Golfer’award.Additionally, Ian Gouviea saw himself receiving a left-handed club this year, after he had also won a club last year, but it being a right handed club he could not receive it. This goodwill gesture was presented by Bank Manager, Brian Hackett.Club President,Oncar Ramroop,expressed thanks to Scotiabank,and particularly the representatives of Scotiabank,Robb Street Branch: Hackettt, and Marketing Manager, Jennifer Cipriani, during a small presentation ceremony that followed the competition.Making remarks on behalf of the Bank,Cipriani expressed the company’s joy at being able to support the activity.“Thank you for having Scotiabank as a partner with Lusignan Golf Club. Scotiabank is keen on helping people to get better, hence it is involved with Golfing, where it is recognised that golfers do not really receive much for the expensive involvement, as well as being involved in the Charities component.” She said.Several other Robb Street Branch staff members and their families were on hand to witness the presentation ceremony.Charitable organisations identified by Saturday’s winners were Bless The Children Home in Industry,chosen by Mangal; Joshua House,chosen by Tewari;and David Rose School,chosen by Persaud (Pandit Ravi).The day’s event was further extended with the drawing of 2 raffles;one for the Media personnel present, in which each member of the Media received a gift; and another raffle for every member that participated in the tournament, so that each player received a second gift, as at the start of the day’s play each golfer was given a sleeve of balls, compliments of Scotiabank..last_img read more

Cheptegei goes for the double

first_img1962 Perth114611  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight 2006 Melbourne201315 2010 Delhi200218  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg)  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg)  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres Total1315214918  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles Uganda medals Commonwealth games  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1970 Edinburgh33179 RELATED STORY 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase MedalNameGamesSportEvent FILE PHOTO: Cheptegei wins the 5000m on Sunday. He could make it a double gold today.center_img  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight 2014 Glasgow104518 1994 Victoria002224 1958 Cardiff010117  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight 1974 Christchurch243910  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Joshua Cheptegei is set to emulate Moses Kipsiro’s Commonwealth Games double winning feat when he competes in the 10,000m final on Friday.Cheptegei is a firm favourite to add the 10,000m title to the 5000m gold he won last week that will see him equal Moses Kipsiro’s double achievement at the 2010 Commonwealth games in India.Kipsiro, the most successful Ugandan track and field athlete with three gold medals, won both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Delhi, before adding the 10,000m final at the 2014 Games.Cheptegei (26:49.94), one of only two athletes at this final who have ever run sub-27 minute times, will be the man to beat following his dominance of last Sunday’s 5000m final.It is however the first time he is going for the double, and lying in wait for any mistake will be Kenyans Josphat Bett Kipkoech (26:48.99),  Glasgow 2014 steeplechase gold medallist Jonathan Ndiku (Kenya) and World Under 20 champion Rodgers Kwemoi (Kenya).Also in the race is Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) who came second in the 5000m final but has experience of running in two finals at the last Olympics.Team tactics will be key, with the Kenyans traditionally running such races with a planned role for each of their athletes.  In the 5000m final, Cheptegei kept behind the leaders and only charged in the final four laps, but with three Kenyans in this, staying in the lead pack will be key.Cheptegei, 21, has been in formidable form since winning 10,000m silver at the World Championships last year.  In the past 6 months, he has run the  world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November and dominated all the cross-country races he participated in this year.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1990 Auckland202411  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight Share on: WhatsApp   10,000m final 2pm: Cheptegei | Toroitich | Kiplimo ??  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles 1966 Kingston001119 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 2002 Manchester020230last_img read more