Press release: Selling steroids and sex meds sees Gloucestershire man sentenced

first_img Email [email protected] Importing the medicines from India and Turkey, Polson was selling them illegally online through social media like Twitter and Facebook, investigators discovered. He had customers across the UK, as well as Europe and North America.Polson received an 8-month sentence, suspended for 18 months. In sentencing the judge noted he was only spared prison because of his early guilty plea. Polson was also ordered to pay £10,000 towards investigation costs.Alastair Jeffrey, MHRA Head of Enforcement said: News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuk Media enquiries Make no mistake, we are committed to identifying and prosecuting criminals who put peoples’ lives at risk by selling medicines illegally. Medicines purchased outside the regulated supply chain can be dangerous, and there is no assurance of quality and standards. There can be devastating consequences to your health. Criminals have no interest in your health and wellbeing; they are only concerned about making money at your expense. We are cracking down on perpetrators to make sure this type of crime does not pay.center_img Mr Grant Polson, aged 30 of Cheltenham, was sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court today following a guilty plea on seven counts of the unlawful importation and distribution of medicinal products.MHRA investigators seized more than 80,000 doses of steroids, and unlicensed and counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines as well as illegal slimming tablets. They are estimated to be worth more than £38,800. MHRA is currently running the #FakeMeds campaign to warn people against buying potentially dangerous or useless unlicensed medicines sold by illegal online suppliers.Visit www.gov.uk/fakemeds for tips on buying medicines safely online and how to avoid unscrupulous sites. During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30)last_img read more

In 2016 credit union member service will be more important than ever!

first_imgThis blog by Today’s Credit Unions does a nice job of summarizing why the continued focus on Credit Union member service remains so very, very important in 2016.As Economy Improves, Customer Satisfaction Takes a HitAmerican consumers are feeling less satisfied with the level of customer service they are experiencing, a new study shows. This is happening despite – or perhaps because of – an improving economy.The University of Michigan’s latest American Customer Satisfaction Index showed that customer satisfaction was down across the board in 2015.According to ACSI officials, of the 43 industries tracked by ACSI, only five improved, while 30 declined and the rest had no change. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal takes yellow jersey in rain-shortened stage 19

first_imgIt was a grim day for the host nation as a tearful Thibaut Pinot abandoned early in the day due to a left thigh injury.The route of the race when the race has been stopped.L’état d’une partie du parcours lorsque la course a été arrêtée. #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/eHIxMR60RI— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 26, 2019WHAT’S NEXT?An 81-mile ride from Albertville to Val Thorens on Saturday, when Bernal can get the job done — weather permitting. The decision was taken to neutralize the stage for safety reasons with hail falling heavily and rubble in a wet, icy road on the descent of the Col de l’Iseran, where Bernal reached the summit in front.Little did the Team INEOS rider know that put him in pole position to take the top step of the podium for the first time in Paris on Sunday, as times were taken at the top of Col de l’Iseran — although no stage winner was declared.#TDF2019 GC after 19 stages:1. @Eganbernal (@TeamINEOS)2. Alaphilippe (DQT) +45’’3. @GeraintThomas86 (@TeamINEOS) +1’03’’4. Kruijswijk (TJV) +1’15’’5. Buchmann (BOH) +1’42’’ pic.twitter.com/Qxn10WEMUu— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) July 26, 2019Race organizers were yet to confirm the new general classification standings, but stated that Bernal would be presented with the yellow jersey in Tignes.Alaphilippe, who would have been hopeful of clawing back time on the descent, looked crestfallen when racing was ended with around 20 miles to go in the 79-mile route from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes.Colombian Bernal’s teammate and defending Tour champion Geraint Thomas was unofficially in third place, 18 seconds behind Alaphilippe, heading into the final competitive stage on Saturday.Riders were invited to gather in a tunnel at Val d’Isere to shield from the freak weather conditions before heading for an overnight stay in Tignes. French hopes of celebrating a long-awaited home Tour de France winner could be over after Egan Bernal took the yellow jersey when stage 19 was bizarrely ended prematurely Friday due to poor weather in the Alps.Julian Alaphilippe started out on Friday with a 90-second advantage, but the longtime leader’s bid to become the first French winner of the race in 34 years appears to have been shattered by a combination of strong climbing from Bernal and dangerous conditions.last_img read more

Leafs, Hawks win as Murdoch Division race remains close

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs kept pace with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the race to the top of the Neil Murdoch Division by putting an good old-fashioned whipping on the Castlegar Rebels in KIJHL action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Final score: 9-0 Leafs.Former Rebel Jamie Vlanich finished with five points, including three goals, to lead the Leafs.Linemate Alec Wilkinson added four points with two goals while Travis Wellman also scored twice.Adam Hodge and Darnell St. Pierre added singles. Brad Rebagliati was stellar between the pipes to register the shutout as Nelson out-shot the Rebels 31-29. Patrick Zubick was in goal for Castlegar.In Fruitvale, the Hawks scored twice in each period to rout the Golden Rockets 6-2.Riley Brant and Sam Swanson each scored twice to lead the Hawks. Taylor Stafford and Jeremy Lucchini also scored for Beaver Valley.Beaver Valley out-shot the Rockets 47-27, making a winner out of netminder Brett Clark.The Hawks lead Nelson by one point in Murdoch Standings.The Leafs have a chance to leapfrog the Hawks when the Green and White hosts Grand Forks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Beaver Valley is idle, seeing its next action Tuesday by hosting Creston at the Hawks Nest.Castlegar hosts Creston Saturday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey benefits from Lions Club generous donation

first_imgThe Nelson Lions Club is at it again. The local organization has been busy supporting group in the Heritage City.This time it was Nelson Minor Hockey on the receiving end of a generous donation by the Nelson Lion’s Club.Recently, Lions Club Treasurer Bill Brown presented Lisa Upper of Nelson Minor Hockey with a cheque to the tune of $400.This is just one of the many ways that the funds the Lions Club raise is returned to the community.Next up for the Nelson Lions Club is the annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, July 1 on Baker Street in Nelson.last_img

Ebola Where is your stain?

first_imgOh you deadly Hemorrhagic, Ebola!           Voyaged from way Central Africa,Pour quoi tous est la?So early 10 lives your strange death had escortedFor what job done are you now hailing yourself?No matter how resolved with your plot you are against us,Very soon you no more again will toil this death bellEbola, do you even think you can quit our handshakes?Or away take our communal friendship as their myth say?Firmly our fists are fixed against you.If our medicine fails our prayer won’t doUntil no longer will your stain a soul hateFor in Him secured is our fate—-Pour quoi tous est la: In French means why are you here? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

2017 FSR photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The rain on Tuesday created some challenges. Photo by Liz Funderburgh. It was a soggy but cool day on day one of the Review. OSU President Michael Drake provided an update. Director David Daniels Matt Reese talked with OSU CFAES Dean Cathann Kress. John Couch with SISCO-McFarlane talked to Dale Minyo about tillage. Dale Everman with Homan Inc. talked to Joel Penhorwood for a video. Adam Fennig with Fennig Equipment and Salford discusses tillage tools and cover crops for a video. Preparing for takeoff on day two Kevin Summers and Travor Litchfield are getting ready for lunch at the Kiwanis tent. Jaylen Shatto, Lucas Current, and Josh Johnson from the Greenon FFA relax in the shade when the sun came out on Wednesday. Members from the MVCTC FFA Chapter check out the soil pit. A game of corn hole at the Gwynne Attendees learn about mushrooms at the Gwynne Conservation arealast_img read more

Fireworks, tall corn, and short people don’t mix

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodIf you’ve met me, chances are you’ve noticed I haven’t been bestowed with the gift of height. The Good Lord above saw it fit that I was more “down to earth” in a very realistic sense.My lovely wife and I were at a friend’s house for the Fourth of July, enjoying pool time and waiting for dusk before the local fireworks appeared on the horizon. Keep in mind this house was just slightly out of town, close enough to have a good view of the pyrotechnics.As 10 o’clock rolled around it came time to migrate to the front yard to see the rockets. Lightning bugs floated on the breeze while the corn was softly swaying. Then as the fireworks began, we realized “Hey, wait a minute — we can’t see a dang thing!”Knee high by the Fourth of July my foot! This corn had tasseled and was full steam ahead into reproduction stages when our motley crew gathered behind it to view the fireworks on the other side.No matter the fireworks mishap, we had a great time enjoying freedoms that we take far too much for granted in this great country of ours. And while I’m glad we live in the land of plenty where agricultural producers can grow what they want where they want, hopefully the local farmer’s crop rotation holds true and we’re back into beans by next year’s fireworks.I know I’m short, but gosh, hopefully I can see over top of those.last_img read more

What Verisign’s New Contract With ICANN Means For Domain Name Rates

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#regulation Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Verisign, the operator for .com domain registry, has renewed its six-year contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names (ICANN) with the U.S. Commerce Department’s blessing.  Under the new contract, Verisign is not allowed to raise its current price of $7.85 per domain name. Unless, of course, it can convince the Commerce Department it’s OK.Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle Under its previous deal past, Verisign was allowed to raise its rates four times by as much as 7% over the six year term – and did just that, according to CNN Money. Now, any proposed rate hikes will need to be approved by the Commerce Department, and then only in the case of “extraordinary expenses related to security or stability threats.” Verisign has operated top level domain .com and .net domain names since 2000 and has been maintaining the .com domain name for ICANN for more than 15 years. The licenses held for .net, .gov and .edu domains are separate. This provides Verisign some wiggle room. Even if the company can’t raise rates on .com domains, it can hike prices for .net domains by 10% annually until 2017, when that contract expires.Perhaps much more more important, the new contract gives Verisign the option to request that price hike restrictions be removed if it can demonstrate to the Commerce department that market conditions no longer require them. And that could happen thanks to ICANN’s approval of the expansion of generic top-level domains (gTLDs), Verisign has yet another way to bypass these restrictions. If gTLDs get more popular and the intense competition for .com domains appears to wane, Verisign could be able to persuade Commerce that market conditions have changed enough to release the pricing restrictions. Site Owners Not HappyThat’s one reason the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), an advocate for website owners, has been fighting Verisign throughout this entire process. The ICA claims that Verisign’s rate hikes were arbitrary and unnecessary.It even penned a letter requesting that the U.S. Commerce Department make Verisign charge the same amount for .com domains as it does for .net domains (currently $5.86). After all, the costs involved in .net domains are exactly the same as for .com domains. In a posting on its website, the ICA also claimed that the if the old  agreement with ICANN was extended, the company would rake in more than $1.2 billion in profits over the next six years: “Nice monopoly work if you can get it.” While the Commerce Department didn’t give ICA everything it asked for, the new contract’s restrictions are expected to hold down Verisign’s profits. After news of the agreement broke, Verisign’s stock fell by 13% before the bell.  christina ortizlast_img read more

Free AE Templates and Assets to Celebrate 25 Years of After Effects

first_imgAfter Effects TutorialsIf you need to learn how to use these assets, I suggest these roundups of the best After Effects tutorials.21 of the Best After Effects TutorialsPremiumBeat’s After Effects FundamentalsAugment Reality with These After Effects HUD TutorialsWe’re also constantly updating the PremiumBeat YouTube channel with tutorials on After Effects, video editing, cinematography and video production, more freebies, and so much more. Be sure to subscribe for the latest tuts. Adobe After Effects is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, so we figured it was time to round up some of our favorite free templates, presets, and assets.It still feels like we just celebrated Premiere Pro’s 25th birthday, but now it’s time to shift the celebration over to After Effects.Going back to January of 1993, After Effects version 1.0 was working behind the scenes on what would become the biggest blockbuster film ever, Jurassic Park.The team on Jurassic Park used proprietary software to develop the virtual world. But it was After Effects that allowed the VFX team to combine aspects of 3D dinosaurs and 2D sketches to virtually preview movie scenes. This was due to After Effects’ unique capabilities to do quick-turn shots. Jurassic Park transformed the industry forever and went on to win a well-deserved Oscar for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. It also was the catalyst to help the creators of After Effects strive to make the product what it is today. —AdobeYou should also make time to throw it back to the After Effects demo reel from 1993.After Effects has long been in the hands of everyday consumers now, and the software is behind countless commercials, films, and motion design projects all over the world.To celebrate the milestone, we’ve rounded up our favorite free After Effects assets. Below, you’ll find tons of free animations like icons and transitions as well as presets, templates, and overlays.Free Animations, Transitions, and Icons for After Effects 16 Circle Transitions12 Circle Bursts35 Shape Layers24 Lower ThirdsAnimated Text Messages20 Animated Icons30 Office Technology Icons16 Colorful TransitionsAnimation Effects for Helvetica NeueRibbon Animated Typeface5 Animated Wedding Name BadgesAnimated Social Media Icons Free After Effects Templates 16 4K Volumetric Light and Dust Elements21 4K Fog Overlays13 4K Light Leaks16 Light Leaks65 Free Bullet Sparks19 4K Space Nebula Backgrounds5 Glitch EffectsVHS Distortion Overlay Free Logo Reveals Free After Effects Presets, Plugins, and Tools 15 Free Camera Shake PresetsFX Console — Workflow ToolTypominal — Text PresetButtcapper — Stroke Cap SelectorOuroboros — Multiple Strokes in Path PresetDUIK — Rigging AnimationAE Flame 3 Animated Logo RevealsIronclad — Metallic Fantasy Logo RevealHiro — Anime Logo RevealOrbital — HUD Logo Reveal3 Click Logo Reveals Poly Titles AE templateFast Flip AE templateSplit Layers AE templateFast Slides AE templateYouTube User InterfaceInstagram User Interface10 Free After Effects Templates: Typography Free Overlays and Elementslast_img read more