BC man accused of threatening woman with a gun appears in court

first_imgVERNON, B.C. – A British Columbia man accused of threatening a woman with a gun wants a trial by a Supreme Court judge.Curtis Sagmoen is facing seven charges including pointing a firearm, uttering threats and disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence over allegations that date back to an August incident in the North Okanagan.The 37-year-old appeared in Vernon provincial court via video link Thursday, where his lawyer requested a preliminary inquiry.Sagmoen did not enter a plea and his next court appearance is set for Jan. 26 when a bail hearing will be scheduled.Sagmoen’s arrest prompted a warning to the general public and sex workers to use precautions for their safety around Salmon River Road.It is the same area where the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux were found by police on a farm owned by Wayne and Evelyn Sagmoen in October, but no charges have been laid in connection with her death.(CJIB)last_img read more

We live together in this country

first_imgAPTN National NewsLast week youth from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug welcomed Canadians into their homes.It was a call for nation-to-nation friendship.But what did the visitors take way from their trip?APTN’s Delaney Windigo was there and files this story.last_img

Ugly delicacy Industry touts weirdlooking Monkfish

first_imgPORTLAND, Maine – Now serving sea monsters.That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional species such as cod began to decline, said Jan Margeson, a Chatham, Massachusetts, fisherman who made such a switch himself. He said the availability of monkfish represents an opportunity for the industry.“It is healthy. We can’t even catch the quota,” he said. “We had to find an alternative species once groundfish died years ago.”Monkfish, also known as goosefish, are predatory fish that camouflage themselves on the ocean bottom and can grow to be about 5 feet long. With a gaping maw and uneven, jagged teeth, its appearance is the stuff of nightmares.But proponents often say the taste and texture of its flesh is similar to lobster. And monkfish, which is often sold as a whole fish or as steaks of tail meat, frequently is more affordable than some other kinds of domestic seafood.Tails typically sell for about $7 per pound at New England fish markets where popular items such as lobsters and flounder sell for $10 per pound or more.The fish is brought to shore from Maine to North Carolina, with most coming to land in Massachusetts.Fishermen have caught more than 15 million pounds of the fish every year since 1987. They were allowed to catch 32.5 million pounds of monkfish each year from 2013 to 2015, but typically caught less than two thirds of that amount. The federal government increased that limit to about 33.8 million pounds for the 2017-18 fishing year, and that number will hold until 2020.The Environmental Defence Fund Seafood Selector and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch both give the fishery positive reviews for sustainability. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also touts the fishery as a “smart seafood choice” that is “sustainably managed” according to federal guidelines, the agency says on its website.Right now is a good time for fishermen to start exploiting that reputation, said Ben Martens, executive director of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association.“When we talk about diversification, monkfish is one of the things,” he said. “It’s a fishery that has opportunity for fishermen right now.”last_img read more

Europe Should Follow Morocco’s Counter-Terrorism Policy: Moroccan Security Head

Rabat – “Cooperation in the fight against terrorism is unconditional.” In an interview with the Spanish news website “El Español”, Abdelhak Khiame, the Director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), has warned about the danger posed by jihadists returning from zones of conflicts.  Dubbed the “Terrorist Hunter” by some European media, Khiame has built an international reputation for himself as a cunning investigator, intensifying the cooperation between the Moroccan secret services and their European counterparts.In an interview with the Spanish daily, the head of the BCIJ pointed out that the Moroccan secret services said he has repeatedly warned Belgian authorities about the presence of jihadists in their country. In 2008 when Morocco successfully managed to dismantle the Bellirej cell, the Moroccans authorities had warned their Belgian counterparts of the existence of a neighborhood in Brussels “which [could] constitute a real breeding ground for terrorists.” Stressing the key role played by Morocco in the supervision and organization of religious affairs in its neighboring countries, Khiame pointed out that Morocco’s warnings sometimes fall on deaf ears.This was the case with both the Belgian and Spanish authorities, he continued. In the Bellirej case, Belgium had refused to cooperate with the Moroccan secret services, denying their request to extract and question Bellirej and Ali Aarrass, who lived in the country at the time.The BCIJ head also discussed cooperation between Morocco and Spain, warning the Spanish authorities against “laxity and permissiveness” vis-à-vis those returning from the ISIS camps.According to Khiame, Spain had also ignored the warnings of the Moroccan authorities, but when the attacks in Brussels took place, they realized that “the danger is real and that international cooperation is vital.” He added that “fortunately, I believe that the Belgians have learned the lesson and that the level of our collaboration with them is currently on the same line as with Spain.”Khiyame said that the Belgians have realized the effectiveness of the Moroccan model especially at the legislative level. “The Moroccan legislator, and I am tired of repeating it, has been very intelligent because he has put in place a reform of the Penal Code stipulating that people who return from conflict zones can be arrested and be punished with penalties up to 20 years in prison,” he said.He also added that “this vision was not accepted at the beginning with regard to the principle of freedom of movement. But what happened was that the returning jihadists were the perpetrators of the attacks and put under police surveillance. There should be no criticism of the security forces because there was no legislation that allowed them to act or at least question them about the circumstances of their journey abroad. But now they have that legal basis to do it.”As to whether there is a risk of an attack in Spain similar to that of Madrid on March 11, 2004, Khiame assured that if Morocco had such information, its would share on the spot with the authorities of the country concerned, whether or not there is formal cooperation. “These are human lives and it is a consideration that is superior to any other,” he concluded. read more

UN refugee agency steps up support as winter bites for displaced in

UNHCR distributes winter relief items to Hasansham camp in Iraq in November 2016. UNHCR/Bathoul Ahmed Khazer N-1 IDP camp for internally displaced people from Mosul. UNHCR/Jordi Matas ‹ › “I burn plastic and cardboard in order to get some warmth during the winter. We barely survive here,” said a 70-year-old Aisha, who lives in an unfinished building converted into a shelter for internally displaced people in hard-to-reach Qudsaya, a mountain town a few kilometres from Damascus in Syria. She is among millions of people affected by the wars in Syria and Iraq, who lost their homes, and are terrified by the upcoming winter months. “Overall, assistance is increasingly moving towards cash, which offers flexibility and independence to recipients. Regionally, half of displaced Syrians being targeted, or 1.6 million people, will receive some form of cash assistance. For displaced Iraqis, 75 per cent will benefit from cash payments,” stated Mr. Saltmarsh, adding that the distribution of winter items is underway, including clothing, blankets, heating fuel, insulation materials and other basics. With winter approaching and temperatures falling, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to open more camps and increase life-saving assistance to support the nearly 15 million people displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria.The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that the existing camps in Iraq are rapidly filling up, and it might become a struggle to find new sites and accommodate more people. UNHCR currently has six camps open – in Erbil, Duhok, Kirkuk and Salah Al-din governorates. The camps in Erbil and Duhok alone host more than 47,485 displaced Iraqis, or 68 per cent of the almost 70,000 Iraqis who have fled Mosul since a military offensive began on October 17. The numbers fleeing the city have been stable in recent days, but could climb again if clashes in the city intensify and safe routes out emerge.According to UNHCR spokesperson, Matthew Saltmarsh, UNHCR is working very hard to find shelter solutions and provide enough assistance to assist displaced Iraqis, with a plan to reach 1.2 million people in the next few months. UNHCR has launched a ‘Winter Assistance Plan’ for 2016-2017 to raise money for accommodation of displaced people and refugees in countries like Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. But the $355 million plan has been only partially funded. The winter assistance in Syria has already reached 800,000 people, with a budget of $30 million. Iraq’s Al Alam Camp for internally displaced people. UNHCR/Nasreddine Touaibia Internally displaced Iraqis flee fighting in Mosul. UNHCR/Ivor Prickett read more

What Steven Hauschka Thinks About Being A Clutch Kicker

After wrapping up my “Kickers Are Forever” article on Tuesday, I wandered to Media Day in Phoenix, site of a sporting event this Sunday, and found Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka, who — unlike a certain beastly teammate — was willing to answer a few questions.Here’s how it went down, starting with what they were talking about just before I arrived:Another reporter: Can you imagine Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo kicking field goals in the Super Bowl? Do you think they would be good?Steven Hauschka: Yeah, I think Ronaldo would be really good at it. They both would. It’s a little different but I’m sure within a few minutes they could be kicking 50-yard field goals, no problem.Benjamin Morris: Do you know how to bend a soccer ball?SH: Yeah.BM: What’s the longest field goal you’ve ever made in practice?SH: 67 [yards].BM: How often do you think you convert a field goal of 60 yards?SH: In Arizona, I don’t know. Half the time or more.BM: Why do you think kickers are so good these days?SH: Because we grew up kicking. I started kicking at 3 years old. I think it’s just, we’re more athletic. I mean, not me in particular, but some of the guys out there in the league are just really good athletes who switched to kicking because they couldn’t make it as a quarterback or something.BM: Do you think soccer has improved it a lot?SH: Yeah, yeah I do. Most of the guys started playing soccer that ended up as kickers.BM: Do you think punters have gotten better as much as field goal kickers have gotten better?SH: I think some of the punters have gotten really good, but as a whole I don’t think they’re at the level of the field-goal kickers. I think there’s more put into the field goal at a younger age. I don’t think kids start learning to punt until a little later. Whereas field goal kicking, I think guys are starting pretty young.BM: What are the odds that an average NFL player, non-kicker, could make a 25 yard field goal?SH: Um, low. Twenty-five percent.BM: Do you think there’s such a thing as clutch?SH: I think if you’re a 90 percent kicker, the best you can do under the most important situation is be a 90 percent kicker. I think if you’re trying to stretch any more than that … that’s not realistic. Obviously the clutch guys make it when it matters, but there’s still that chance.BM: If you miss a kick, do you feel bad about it? Or do you feel like, if you’re 90 percent, you’re going to miss one in 10 kicks?SH: Yeah, that’s the goal: to understand that it’s going to happen every once in a while because no one is perfect. The goal is consistently to play at a high level.Some thoughts:That last one may read like a fairly bland answer, but his tone reminded me of how a lot of professional poker players ideally feel about losing: that losing is part of the process. But in reality that ideal is very hard to meet.He obviously has a very high opinion of soccer, saying an average NFL player (who has presumably been handling footballs his whole life) could make a short field goal only 25 percent of the time, but top soccer players could make 50-yarders with only minutes of practice. The introduction of the soccer-style kick and the influx of former soccer players into gridiron kicking ranks are both likely contributors to kickers’ otherworldly improvement.His answer about “clutchness” seemed to suggest that trying too hard to be clutch could be counter-productive relative to just trying to kick the ball. That fits with one of my pet theories of clutch, which is that, rather than being some kind of superhuman ability, clutch just means being completely normal in circumstances when others might crack.Here’s hoping that kicking plays a big role in Sunday’s game! read more

Mens Soccer Ohio State wraps up the regular season at Wisconsin

Ohio State redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried saves a shot attempt in Friday’s game against No. 8 Michigan State. Ohio State lost to No. 8 Michigan State. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-13-2, 0-6-1 Big Ten) will conclude the 2018 regular season when it travels to Wisconsin (8-5-2, 5-2 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon.The Buckeyes enter the season finale on an eight-game losing streak, in which the team has only managed to find the back of the net four times. On the other side of the pitch, Wisconsin enters the match coming off of back-to-back victories over Michigan and Northwestern, trying to secure the second seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The Big Ten Tournament, which will kick off next Sunday, will see Ohio State enter as the ninth and lowest seed in the tournament. Indiana has earned the No. 1 seed, clinching its first Big Ten title since 2010 after defeating Ohio State in Columbus on Wednesday night. The Badgers offense is driven mainly by a pair of talented freshmen forwards from Illinois, Andrew Akindele with three goals and four assists and Noah Melick with four goals and one assist. Wisconsin’s second-leading goal scorer is redshirt senior forward Isaac Schlenker, who has three goals on the year.In order for Ohio State to find the win column, its forward group, led by the team’s leading scorer, redshirt freshman forward Devyn Etling, and the team’s leader in shots taken, senior forward Michael Prosuk must have an impact on Sunday afternoon.“We have to keep moving forward, one thing I give these guys credit for is they battle. They battle, and they battle and they battle. Against Wisconsin we’ve got to find some goals,” Maisonneuve said. “Again, if we defend like we did [against Indiana], we’ll be successful, we just have to find some goals.”In goal for Ohio State, redshirt junior Parker Siegfried is coming off a brilliant performance against No. 2 Indiana on Wednesday. Siegfried secured a season-high seven saves as his play between the pipes kept Ohio State alive all night. “The good thing about this, although we didn’t get the result we wanted, I think we’re going to kind of have a lot of confidence rolling into Wisconsin on Sunday,” Siegfried said. His backline, which had a strong outing against Indiana must have a repeat performance to give Siegfried some support. After the match against Indiana on Wednesday, Siegfried said that relishing their role as an underdog helped them against the Hoosiers and he said he thinks it will help them against Wisconsin in the finale. “I just think accepting that underdog mentality and kind of running with it is huge for us,” Siegfried said. “And I think we did that [Wednesday night] and we gave it to them a little bit so I don’t think Indiana wants to play us here again in the Big Ten quarterfinals after that. If Indiana doesn’t want to play you, then Wisconsin probably doesn’t want to play you.”Between the pipes for Wisconsin is junior goalkeeper Dean Cowdroy has a 0.93 goals against average alongside a .776 save percentage. Siegfried, has a 1.89 goals against average and a .644 save percentage for Ohio State through its 16 matches this season. Ohio State and Wisconsin are scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. read more

Caitlyn Jenner halloweenthemed costume for sale on Amazon attacked by transgender charities

A halloween-themed Caitlyn Jenner costume sold an Amazon has been attacked by transgender charities.The £30 “I am Cait” costume, which features a brunette wig, a sports top and shorts and two plastic Olympic medals, has been withdrawn from eBay but has remained for sale on Amazon over the last few days.But transgender charities have called for its immediate removal, saying it is laughing at those who are born in the wrong body.Caitlyn Jenner – formerly known as Bruce Jenner – shot to fame in 1976 when he won an Olympic medal in the Men’s Decathlon Competition.But he shocked the world when he split with wife Kris Jenner in 2014 and then announced a year later that he was to become a woman. The 68-year-old athlete had full sex reassignment surgery in January 2017.The costume, which is promoted with the caption “Show your love for Caitlyn Jenner with this awesome adult costume” have sparked a backlash amongst transgender advocates, including national charity Stonewall, who called for it to be removed from Amazon.A spokesman said: “‘This is a reminder of how much is left to do to combat the abuse trans people face every day. “This costume reduces a marginalised group to the butt of a joke. It should be taken off the shelves.”Dr Jane Hamlin, president of the Beaumont Society, a support group in the UK for the transgender community, added: “The transgender community has been getting quite a battering in the media recently because we would like to have autonomy over our own identities. A Caitlyn Jenner-themed Halloween costume has been slammed by charities for making an “insensitive mockery” of transgender peopleCredit:Triangle News Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We have become accustomed to insensitive mockery, but had hoped that cisgender people had become tired of such stunts and realised that it is not funny.”No-one chooses to be trans. I am disappointed that anyone would want to sell this, and hope that no-one will want to buy it.”However, reviewers who bought the costume defended it.  One said: “You all rave about how inspiring she is… she has the courage to do it all… what a powerful public figure she is…. WHY is it so offensive that people want to dress as a public figure?”The ensemble was also available on eBay – where it was shown on a mannequin wearing makeup and donning a long brunette wig – but has since been pulled following an outcry.On the popular auction website, the ‘I am Cait’ costume had sold 40 times and was only available in men’s sizes. Following its removal, a spokesman apologised, adding: “This item is absolutely not permitted and the seller will be contacted directly.”Amazon have not responded to requests for comment. A Caitlyn Jenner-themed Halloween costume has been slammed by charities for making an "insensitive mockery" of transgender people read more

Difficult to see success in anyone of them Jordan on Stateowned

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyOil records reduced profits for 2017— ReportDecember 24, 2018In “Business”Letter: Public Enterprises suffering from political patronage and interferenceDecember 16, 2017In “Letters”Reduced fuel prices at GuyOil stations from todayFebruary 1, 2016In “latest news” …says Guyoil to get new CEO“It was difficult last year to see any great success in anyone of them. GPL [Guyana Power and Light], I think, they came out saying they had shortfalls in certain areas. GuySuCo [Guyana Sugar Corporation], of course, I don’t even have to say anything. Guyana National Shipping, small profits… (Guyana) National Newspapers (Limited recorded a) small profit (and is) struggling. So all in all, the performance for 2017 wasn’t as great as the performance of 2016.”Finance Minister Winston JordanThese were the words of Finance Minister Winston Jordan, during a recent press conference, as he spoke on the performance of State-owned entities, more so the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil), highlighting that it left more to be desired.Moreover, he noted that a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) would be appointed to head Guyoil.“Guyoil kept within the realm of what they said they were doing, but they lost some market share. The performance was up to standard, but it could have been better. But they did transfer a billion plus in dividends to us.”Jordan also noted that building on 2016, he had expected the company to do better than it actually did.“They have a new Chairman there, Mr Mark Bender, and they should get a new CEO there shortly,” Jordan related. “They’re making some other personnel changes and hopefully, they’ll become a bit more aggressive, stem the fall in the market share and hopefully improve it.”In the last mid-year report, Guyoil had recorded a deficit of $247.3 million. This is despite the fact it earned revenues of $18.0 billion in the first half of 2017, up 11.8 per cent from 2016. According to the report, the increase was primarily due to additional earnings from debtors which rose by 23.1 per cent to $9.2 billion.Expenditure also rose in the first half of 2017, and was 28.8 per cent higher than the first half of 2016. This is primarily as a result of increased payments to creditors. As a result, Guyoil recorded an overall deficit. read more

Mocha resident to stand trial in High Court for rape

Forty-seven-year-old Jegede Hodge of Plantation Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for a rape committed on a 14-year-old girl back in 2017.Hodge appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday and was handed down the judgment by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in the form of a paper committal during the matter which was held in-camera.Initially, he was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that between September 1 and 30, 2017, while at Plantation Mocha EBD, he engaged in sexual penetration with the child, who was under the age of consent.The prosecution had contended that, on the day in question, the child was left in Hodge’s care.However, Hodge was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when he made his first court appearance.The matter was prosecuted by inspector Shellon Daniels. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMocha Arcadia man arraigned for raping minor; placed on $300,000 bailSeptember 4, 2018In “Court”Man accused of raping child found not guilty by juryJanuary 15, 2019In “Court”3 teenage boys to face High Court trial over alleged rape of 11-yr-old girlOctober 12, 2018In “Court” read more

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas

first_imgThis guy came along and we knew from the start he was kind of a drug addict.She explained how the man “sat down beside this young guy” first, before getting up and sitting beside her friend and then “he just started injecting himself with heroin.”He sat down and started preparing more of it and put it into tin foil and it was kind of a bit of a shock to see something like that happening on the Luas.There were about 30 people on the Luas at the time.  Transdev, the Luas operators, said they haven’t received any reports about this incident.On the safety section of the Luas website, passengers are advised to report incidents of anti social behaviour on board the trams and at the stops. The site also assures people that:Luas is a safe, frequent, clean and reliable transport service which last year transported over 25.4 million people. Let’s all work together to keep it this way.Two arrested over fatal shooting at Luas tracks>Luas passengers who may have witnessed gangland killing asked to contact gardaí> PASSENGERS ON THE Luas line were horrified last week after seeing a man drop his trousers and inject himself.It happened  on the Luas red line last Thursday at around 3pm.A woman spoke on RTÉ’s Liveline today about the incident, saying she was “shocked” and that it made her “feel a bit sick”.Cliona Coughlan said that she was on the Luas with her friend when:last_img read more

Becky Lynch shows up at Elimination Chamber Attacks Rousey and Charlotte

first_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Twitter Pinterest Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next FRUSTRATION HAS BOILED OVER for @BeckyLynchWWE! #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/FLNGggE0rR— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 18, 2019 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Becky Lynch WhatsApp Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her RAW Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott, Charlotte Flair entered the ring to confront her.During the confrontation, Becky Lynch came out on crutches from the crowd. She slowly entered the ring on one leg and attacked Charlotte Flair with one of the crutches.She kept hitting Charlotte repeatedly. While Ronda was turned around, Becky attacked her also. Here are some GIFs from the segment:She may be suspended, but you can’t keep her away.#TheMan @BeckyLynchWWE is IN THE BUILDING! #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/2nw2Kulnib— WWE (@WWE) February 18, 2019 Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Did you think you were safe, @RondaRousey?!#WWEChamber @BeckyLynchWWE pic.twitter.com/WhmxbPBntJ— WWE (@WWE) February 18, 2019 Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmicklast_img read more


first_img Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Related Items:CARICOM, cayman islands, mckeeva bush, michael misick CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Oct 2014I would like to congratulate the former Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. McKeeva Bush, on clearing his name in spite of what seems to be a British Government conspiracy to tarnish it and have him ousted from politics in the Cayman Islands.His acquittal shows that a justice system made up of a jury of peers work. It is my belief that what is happening to me and my colleagues is similar to what has happened to the Hon. Bush.We are experiencing a modern day coup d’état. The British Government and successive Governors have done everything in their power to tarnish our names including changing the law and the constitution in an attempt to prevent us from getting a fair trial- a jury trial. I believe that if it is right to have a jury trial in the Cayman Islands it must also be right to allow a jury of our peers to judge our guilt or innocence here in Turks and Caicos Islands.I believe the justice system here is controlled and manipulated by Helen Garlic, SIPT and others for a specific outcome of their creation. They seem to get whatever they want; both civil and criminal. The verdict of Mr. Bush illustrates that the justice system can work in a British overseas territory if it is not tampered with by external whims and fancies, namely the British government and their appointed British Governors.It is no coincidence that democratically elected leaders of British overseas territories have been faced with unfounded corruption charges and the People of the Cayman Islands, once given a chance through the jury system have exposed this British Government Conspiracy.Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands we are desperately in need of an independent judiciary.Today, I call on Caricom and our fellow Caribbean leaders to take a real interest in what is happening in the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially Jamaica and Barbados where our judges come from. Trial by jury is a long standing mechanism geared for dispensing true justice and removal of this system can only be deemed as undemocratic. No matter what, we will continue to fight for our freedom and the liberation of our country.Our People, Political and Social Leaders have to expose this conspiracy in the Turks and Caicos Islands so that true democracy, the rule of law and true justice “not manufactured justice” can prevail.last_img read more

SD Sheriffs seeks publics help identifying suspect who used stolen credit cards

first_imgFacebookTwitter SD Sheriff’s seeks public’s help identifying suspect who used stolen credit cards in Santee Posted: February 8, 2019 Updated: 7:37 PM February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, SANTEE (KUSI) – The San Diego County Sheriffs Department is seeking public help in identifying a man who stole a purse on Jan. 21 from an unlocked vehicle and used credit cards he found to charge about $7,000 at three stores in Santee.The suspect stole the purse — which contained items including a wallet with credit cards, an iPhone 6 and  cash — in a parking lot at the 24 Hour Fitness in Santee. He then used the cards at Game Stop, Lowe’s and Best Buy in Santee.The suspect is described as white, 35 to 45 years old with a medium build, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He last was seen wearing a black hat, a dirty white T-shirt, tan pants and a dark blue plaid jacket.Anyone with information is asked to call the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4000 or the San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.Tips can be sent anonymously online or via a phone app. To learn how, go to www.sdcrimestoppers.org. last_img read more

Clackamas County employee shot gunman on loose

first_imgPORTLAND — A county official was fatally shot on the job Thursday, and authorities say the suspect is a fugitive from Washington state.Lt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the county weighmaster, whose name won’t be released until Friday, died at the scene near Boring, about 25 miles southeast of Portland. A passenger in the victim’s vehicle witnessed the slaying, he said.The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as Dirck Morgan White, 41, of Edgefield, Wash. An outstanding warrant had been issued for him in Pierce County, Wash., because of a weapons violation.Wurpes said he does not know how or why the weighmaster came into contact with the man, who was driving a pickup and trailer carrying firewood. A weighmaster ensures commercial truck drivers follow weight limits on roads.“I don’t think the investigators are focusing on that right now,” he said. “We’ve gathered the evidence, and we’ll look at the details soon enough. But we’re focusing on the manhunt right now.” Lacy Jobin, who was driving to work, told the Oregonian newspaper she saw the weighmaster turn on the lights in an attempt to pull over the pickup, and it took more than a half-mile for the driver to stop.last_img read more

Market watch Sensex ends in green gold extends losses

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex extended gains for the third consecutive session on Thursday, supported by positive global cues. and higher-than-expected rate cut announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) earlier this week.The Sensex was up 66 points to close at 26,220 points while the 50-share Nifty almost ended flat at 7,950, up 2 points.”Building on previous two sessions’ upmove, market gathered some more steam but gains remained limited on account of not so encouraging macro-economic data, which raised doubts over the health of Indian manufacturing activity,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.After opening strongly tracking global cues, the markets failed to sustain the gains as a business survey showed that India’s manufacturing activity fell to a seven-month low in September.”Despite having been supported by sustained increases in new work, growth of Indian manufacturing production in September was weighed down by a difficult economic climate,” said Pollyanna De Lima, Economist at Markit.However, positive sentiment triggered by 50bps cut in India’ in RBI’s repo rate on Tuesday prevailed among investors for the third day, underpinning the strength of the markets.Following the RBI’s booster, many banks have started cutting their lending rates. State Bank of India (SBI), Andhra Bank, Axis Bank and Bank of India announced a cut in base rates, among others.”Investors should tread carefully at this juncture, as the market could get pegged back again on any fresh bad news. The market will take note of the usual Services and Composite PMI. With major events out of the way and earnings season to kick off in mid-October, the coming week will see rejig in portfolios. Trend in investment activity of FIIs and movement in global markets will determine the near term trend on the domestic bourses,” Ambani said.Meanwhile, Asian markets ended higher on the day tracking gains in the US markets and positive economic data in Asia’s top economies – China and Japan. In China, an official manufacturing activity data rose more-than-expected, easing concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.While China’s Shanghai Composite index gained 0.50% to close at 3,053 points, Japan’s Nikkei ended 1.9% higher at 17,722 points.UltraTech Cement, Lupin, Zee Entertainment, Sun Pharma and Adani Port were the top gainers, while HCL Technologies, BHEL, GAIL, Maruti Suzuki, Vedanta and HDFC ended as top losers.HCL shares plunged by nearly 13% to close at Rs 857.90 on the BSE, after the company warned that its revenues would be hit by currency fluctuations in the July-September quarter. HCL also said that its earnings would be negatively impacted by some client-related issue.Gold prices continued their losses for a fifth consecutive session and ended Rs 250 down to close at a six-week low of Rs 26,150 per 10 grams. The yellow metal prices remained under pressure due to weak trend in overseas markets and sluggish demand from jewellers. Silver prices also fell by Rs 150 to Rs 34,600 per kg on the back of weak demand.last_img read more

Train crashes kill 203 in 9 yr Minister

first_imgMd Mazibul HoquRailway minister Md Mazibul Hoque on Thursday said some 203 people were killed and 586 others injured in the last eight years since 2009-10, reports BSS.”A total of 1391 accidents including derailments took place across the country killing 203 people and injuring 586 others,” he said responding to a query by treasury bench member Didarul Alam of Chittagong-4 at the house.The minister said 80 per cent of these casualty victims, however, were passengers of other mode of transports while most of these accidents took place at unauthorised level crossing across the country.He said the accidents cost a loss of Tk 2550 million in terms of damage of assets.Hoque told the house that the government was implementing a project for developing the level crossing gates also deploying people to guard the passageways to prevent the crashes.last_img read more

Cyber Incidents Response Team to bolster Navy now

first_imgIndian Navy has followed the Army in creating Cyber Incidents Response Team (CIRT) under a rear admiral to keep in check malicious attacks of the kind the US military agencies are facing from Chinese cyber warriors. A navy source says: “We have a fairly robust system in place. The CIRT keeps a running check on our systems for possible breaches.”Army was the first amongst the Indian armed forces to set up the army cyber group in 2005 for indulging in active defense and limited offensive operations. The system was built by a retired signals office commanding-in-chief Lieutenant General Devinder Kumar, who is extremely reticent about talking about the set-up, which is his creation. Navy’s is of lesser vintage. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe navy’s staffing of the cyber security arm is through its intake of software engineers trained in premier educational institutions of the country. The CIRT interfaces with the civilian agencies like the Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-IN) in case the situation demands such intervention.Otherwise, the CIRT does regular audit of the navy’s computer systems. In fact, as a navy source says: “The computers on which sensitive matters are handled are not connected to the internet; do not have slots for pen drives, computer discs or any other external device.” Cyber directorate of the navy has stipulated, a computer is placed in a public space for the contingency of any of the staffers having to access the internet.  Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe person/s who need to use that computer have to seek a clearance from the rear admiral, who is also the assistant chief of naval staff for foreign cooperation and intelligence. Considering that the navy also has a larger dimension of communicating with its vessels at sea, a source says: “We have our security overlays when communicating with ships at sea. These days we have satellite communication.” Navy has its own dedicated satellite, Rukmini, that send out communications to the ships in encrypted form.last_img read more

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first_img 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare November 12, 2012 — Cephasonics, Inc., a technology-innovation leader focused on delivering mixed-signal semiconductors, modules and subsystems to the imaging and ultrasound markets, today announced the release of the Cephasonics ultrasound application-programming interface (CS-API) software Version 3.0. Combined with Cephasonics’ Quest™ (CSK9130) front-end beamforming system, it enables OEMs to develop ultrasound-based products for medical and imaging applications quickly and easily. CS-API V3.0 incorporates new and enhanced functions, including parallel beamforming; Doppler modes such as color-flow mapping (CFM), power-Doppler imaging (PDI), and pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD); duplex/triplex modes; and PCI-Express host-interface support. Cephasonics will demonstrate its latest embedded-ultrasound technology at RSNA in Chicago in Hall B, booth 9525, November 25-30.“This new release of our powerful ultrasound API software provides a more robust feature set and makes it simpler for our customers to develop innovative ultrasound-based application-specific solutions built around our Quest embedded beamforming front-end system,” said Richard Tobias, CEO and founder of Cephasonics.CS-API Version 3.0 HighlightsNew and enhanced features include:·         Support for multiple focal zones: This enhancement provides focus on transmit that delivers higher-resolution images. Cephasonics’AutoFocus™ receive beamformer provides dynamic continuous focus that updates at every sample throughout the entire scan depth.·         Full support to control Doppler processing parameters, and to acquire and display CFM, PDI, and PWD in duplex and triplex modes: This capability allows customers to incorporate any of these imaging modes into their end-product easily.·         Doppler-mode turn-on: Formerly users generated Doppler images by acquiring raw beam data and performing all the necessary processing on their own. Now they have the option to simply turn Doppler modes on, eliminating the need to develop those algorithms.·         Full support of parallel-beam processing: Multiple focal zones and/or duplex imaging with both B-mode and Doppler require multiple transmit firings that result in a reduced frame rate. To support the higher frame rates critical to many ultrasound applications, parallel beam processing, including dual beam and QuadBeam™, is supported.·         PCI-Express (PCIe 1.1, x4) host-interface support:  This provides customers with a higher throughput data path for raw data acquisition.·         Revamped FrameViewer™ application example: Included with CS-API V3.0 in executable and source code, supports development that takes advantage of all the new features of the release. The dynamic GUI, image display, and XML-based configuration files were updated and streamlined for optimal ease of use.“The Quest (CSK9130) embedded-ultrasound engine with its feature-rich API allows users to control thousands of system parameters,” said Danny Kreindler, senior director of marketing at Cephasonics. “Users can develop their software with a choice of three programming interfaces that provide different levels of abstraction to the underlying platform and different levels of system-parameter control.” The system is completely self-contained and includes all necessary analog transmit/receive circuitry, beam formation, high-voltage power supplies, mid-processing functions, back-end host and probe interfaces.The new CS-API V3.0 software will be available in the first quarter of 2013 from Cephasonics and its worldwide network of distribution partners. The company provides a free development and production license to use the software with the purchase of Quest series front-end systems.For more information: www.cephasonics.com.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more Technology | November 20, 2012 Cephasonics Releases Ultrasound API Software Version 3.0 Powerful, Flexible API Incorporates Multiple Features Based on User Feedback that Simplify End-Product Development and Speed Time-to-Market Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more center_img read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 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CAS clears violinist VanessaMae in Olympic ski fixing case

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was cleared by sport’s highest court Friday of allegations she helped fix Alpine skiing races so she could qualify for the Sochi Olympics.The Court of Arbitration for Sport, however, upheld the ruling that Vanessa-Mae should have been ineligible for the 2014 Games because the qualifying events in Slovenia were “so defective.”The court lifted the four-year ban imposed on the celebrity athlete by the International Ski Federation, meaning she can try to qualify for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The CAS judging panel said “a number of irregularities had occurred in the organization and management of the four races” in January 2014 which helped Vanessa-Mae accumulate the points needed to qualify for the Sochi Games.The rigging included inventing times for skiers who did not race and faking times for skiers who did finish.However, the court said there was no direct evidence to implicate Vanessa-Mae in fixing.She had denied wrongdoing and called the sanctions “nonsensical.”“(The panel) could not find, to its comfortable satisfaction, evidence of any manipulation by Vanessa Vanakorn herself that justified the guilty finding,” the court said in a statement, using her family name.Vanessa-Mae competed in Sochi for her father’s native Thailand, finishing last of 67 racers in the two-run giant slalom. She was more than 50 seconds behind gold medalist Tina Maze of Slovenia.The scam, revealed five months after the Winter Games, tarnished one of the feel-good stories of the Olympics.Without the cheating orchestrated by her managers, Vanessa-Mae “would not have achieved the necessary FIS point performance level to be eligible to participate in the Olympic Winter Games,” the governing body said in its ruling last year. “A previously retired competitor with the best FIS points in the competition took part for the sole purpose of lowering the penalty to the benefit the participants in the races,” FIS said.Race officials also broke rules by not changing the course design between the first and second runs, and allowing skiers to continue in poor weather which should have forced abandonment.FIS also banned five race officials from Slovenia and Italy for between one and two years for their role in the scandal.IOC President Thomas Bach was photographed with Vanessa-Mae in Sochi and later appointed her to a working group helping shape future policy for the Olympic movement.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Sponsored Stories FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, violinist Vanessa Mae, skiing under her father’s name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand, smiles after finishing the second run of the women’s giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared pop violinist Vanessa Mae on Friday, June 19, 2015 of helping fix Alpine skiing races so she could qualify for the Sochi Olympics. Still, the court confirms she should have been ineligible for the 2014 Games because the qualifying events in Slovenia were “so defective.” (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more