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first_img___Nissan chairman arrested in probe of financial misconductYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says its chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds. The Japanese automaker’s CEO said Monday that Ghosn was detained after he arrived in Japan earlier in the day. The Yokohama-based company said the violations by Ghosn and another executive were discovered during a monthslong investigation that was instigated by a whistleblower.___US stocks take sharp losses as tech, internet companies dropNEW YORK (AP) — Big technology and internet companies again came under heavy selling pressure, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points, pulled down by steep declines in Boeing and Apple. Amazon led a sharp drop among retailers as investors react to tensions between the US and China at a Pacific Rim conference. Industrial companies also fell. Nissan sank after its chairman was arrested on misconduct charges.___Volatile stock market spooking some older workers, retireesCHICAGO (AP) — Some older workers and retirees are spooked by the ups and downs of the U.S. stock markets. But there’s no indication that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. A Bankrate survey says 62 per cent of Americans — and 76 per cent of those 65 and over — don’t believe their financial situation has improved in the two years since President Donald Trump’s election.___UK leader has eye on rebellion as EU braces for Brexit pushLONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union are plowing ahead with trying to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days. But the draft Brexit agreement has left British Prime Minister Theresa May fighting0020to keep her job. May waited on Monday to see if rebel lawmakers from her party had the numbers to trigger a no-confidence vote, while British and EU negotiators raced to firm up a final deal before a weekend summit where EU leaders hope to rubber stamp it.___Even small companies may be able to cut Amazon-like dealsNEW YORK (AP) — A company doesn’t need to be as big as Amazon to get a real estate deal. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have some leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on taxes or win grants. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost, or a depressed neighbourhood that’s on the verge of making a comeback.___Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns HopkinsBALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. University President Ronald Daniels says the contribution will allow Hopkins to eliminate the need for student loans in financial aid packages.___Airbnb removes listings in Israeli settlementsJERUSALEM (AP) — Vacation rental company Airbnb says it is removing its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. A statement released on the company’s website Monday said it will take down some 200 listings in Israeli settlements “that are at the core of the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Most of the international community views the settlements as illegal.___David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safeNEW YORK (AP) — David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures. The bankruptcy filing, the private company said Monday, will wipe out more than $400 million in long-term debt.___Brazil’s Petrobras to be led by privatization advocateRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s president-elect is appointing a pro-market reformer to lead the state oil company Petrobras. Roberto Castello Branco has advocated privatizing the oil giant, a measure also supported by his close ally Paulo Guedes, designated as Brazil’s next finance minister. However, experts say a wholesale privatization is unlikely.___The S&P 500 index fell 45.54 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 2,690.73. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 395.78 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 25,017.44. It was down as much as 512 earlier. The Nasdaq composite skidded 219.40 points, or 3 per cent, to 7,028.48. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 30.99 points, or 2 per cent, to 1,496.54.Benchmark U.S. crude rose 0.5 per cent to $56.76 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was little changed at $66.79 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline added 0.4 per cent to $1.58 a gallon. Heating oil gained 0.6 per cent to $2.09 a gallon. Natural gas surged 10 per cent to $4.70 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

ATB Financials new economic outlook to show continued decline

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATB Financial’s new economic outlook to show continued decline Stock photo. by Jonathan Muma Posted Jul 7, 2015 7:07 am MDT The good news is Alberta isn’t technically heading into a recession, but the bad news is the economy is still sliding in the wrong direction.ATB Financial released its economic outlook Tuesday morning.The report says Alberta’s GDP will be flat, maybe 0.4 per cent this year and a big part of that is because of struggles in the energy sector.ATB Financial Chief Economist Todd Hirsch says while this downturn isn’t as deep as what we’ve seen in 2009, it may linger around longer.“The second half of the year, things have kind of stabilized a little bit at a low level, but there’s still a lot of volatility in these oil prices and that will remain a challenge for Alberta in the second half of 2015,” he said.It’s not all doom and gloom: he says other sectors like forestry, tourism and agriculture are doing very well; in fact, cattle prices are at record highs.Hirsch says he understands the challenges of people losing good paying jobs in oil and gas, but he says the province still added 38,000 new jobs over the last year.Still, the unemployment rate is expected to rise as high as 5.8 per cent next year before coming back down in 2017. read more

Castle Country Baseball Teams Named Southern Utah Champions

Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Carbon’s 13U team. Left to right: Skyler Madden, Maizen Pritchard, Camden Wilson, Quade Henrie, Jared Saccomano, CJ Smuin, Riley Davis, Wyatt Falk, Peyton Molinar, Ridge Nielsen. Photo courtesy of Laurie Molinar.Youth baseball teams from Carbon and Emery counties were named champions of Southern Utah during a tournament in Richfield over the weekend.At the first round of state, Emery 8U won the first round, beating out Carbon. Both will advance to the second round of the state contest in Salt Lake City on July 5 and 6. Carbon’s 10U A team beat out Beaver in the championship game while the 14U team overtook North Sevier for first place honors. Finally, for the sixth consecutive year, the athletes that are a part of this year’s 13U team took the first place title, beating Beaver. All four teams will travel to Salt Lake City to compete in the second round.Also during the tournament, Emery’s 12U team won the B trail contest with a victory over Panquitch. Other solid finishes for Carbon teams included a second place finish for the 8U team as well as the 10U B team.Participants on the championship teams are as follows:Emery 8UJaxton Smith #9, Brock Esplin #27, Jory Justice #15, Austin Leonard #4, Jesse Drage #13, Jess Larsen #14, Kamden Huntington #8, Mckoy Truman #12, Brodie Bernard #3, Drake Stilson #34Coaches: Rob Smith, Jordan Leonard and Jay Stilson.Emery 12UAyden Rowley #27, Jace Frandsen #7, Hayden Christiansen #1, Quade Oveson #10, Hayden Abrams #6, Braxton Butler #5, Boden Christman #8, Deacon Mangum #13, Kade Larsen #15, Josh Howard #9, Treven Gilbert #17Coaches: Craig Rowley, Jake Frandsen and Jay HowardCarbon 8UPlayers: Mattie Prichard, Zane Richens, Jase Bosone, Korbin Ware, Julian Vasquez, Mason Powell, Miles Grant, Alex Martinez, Karsen Sandoval, Taysen Madsen, Tru Brown, Jack MadridCoaches: Tosh Grant, Derek Martinez and Jared MadridCarbon 10UMiddle row: Marcus Vigil, Ricky Sandoval, Jakson Basone, Kayden Dunn, Zachariah Tyerman, Daxtyn Mower, Ty Simkins, Kaeden Sandoval, Connor Falk, Curtis JonesCoaches: Johnny Dunn, Ricky Sandoval and Carter SimkinsCarbon 13USkyler Madden, Maizen Pritchard, Camden Wilson, Quade Henrie, Jared Saccomano, CJ Smuin, Riley Davis, Wyatt Falk, Peyton Molinar, Ridge NielsenCoaches: Pat Smuin, Ryan Falk, Frank Saccomano and Shane HenrieCarbon 14UPlayers: James Castro, Braxtin Henrie, Chet Anderson, Colton Lowe, Jeriden Alderson, Ray Burdick, McGuire Kocks, Ashton Ferguson, Landon Powell, Diego VegaCoaches: Ty Alderson, Justin Powell, Ty Anderson Emery 8U Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Carbon 8U Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 12U. Photo courtesy of Jana Jeffs Larsen. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 12U. Photo courtesy of Jana Jeffs Larsen. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 12U Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 12U. Photo courtesy of Jana Jeffs Larsen. Carbon 14U Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Emery 8U. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernard. Carbon 10U. Coaches: Back row: Johnny Dunn, Ricky Sandoval, Carter Simkins Middle row: Marcus Vigil, Ricky Sandoval, Jakson Basone, Kayden Dunn, Zachariah Tyerman Front row: Daxtyn Mower, Ty Simkins, Kaeden Sandoval, Connor Falk, Curtis Jones. read more

140yearold law preventing river fishing during spring likely to be scrapped following

first_imgThe evidence paper will contain no “slam dunk arguments,” according to Martin Salter, head of campaigns at the Angling Trust, who sat on the review panel.But he said it will provide a thorough examination of all sides of the argument for the first time, including evidence from countries such as Ireland which does not have a closed season, to little detrimental effect.“The review concludes that there is a case for a risk-based decision on changing the close season,” he said.“It does not draw any conclusions for any one way forward but it will lead to a wider consultation with anglers and provide a body of evidence that draws upon the experience of fishery managers across Europe to help inform views.”A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “We have been working with the Angling Trust and the Institute of Fisheries Management on a review of the available evidence around the close season.”We are considering possible options for future close season arrangements in more detail and will be gauging which of these would be supported by anglers and fishery managers.”The closed season for anglers is thought to be one of the longest running laws in British history. It is possible the idea was inspired by the Game Act 1831, which imposed similar restrictions on various breeds of bird. 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. A 140-year-old law that prevents river fishing for three months a year could be scrapped following a Government review.The Environment Agency is due to publish an evidence paper this month following a two-year consultation with fishery scientists and members of the angling community.The law was introduced under the Freshwater Fisheries Act 1878 so fish could complete the “procreation of their species in peace and quiet” from March 15 until June 15.But the ban has been the subject of heavy criticism for decades from anglers who say it is outdated and unnecessary.Many argue that most of the target species – roach, bream, perch, chub and barbel – do not spawn until the end of April or early May and that regardless, fish very rarely eat during spawning season.The close season on still waters and canals have both been lifted in the last 25 years, with no demonstrable impact on fish stocks.In an online poll of 7,000 anglers by the Angling Times, 71 per cent said they were in favour of scrapping the closed season altogether, while others called for it to be shortened.last_img read more

Young boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in

first_imgYoung boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in damages Jamie Doyle (8) and Mark Doyle (5) sued the creche through their mother. TWO BROTHERS WHO attended a creche identified in an RTÉ expose about the mistreatment of children, have been awarded a total of €48,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.The court heard today that the settlement offers had been made by Giraffe Childcare without admission of liability.Barrister Gareth Kinsella told the court that Jamie Doyle (8) attended the Belarmine Giraffe Creche in Stepaside, Dublin, from July 2009 to May 2013 and his brother Mark (5) attended it from 2012 to 2013.Kinsella said the two boys had been removed from the creche following an advanced viewing by their parents of the Prime Time documentary which was broadcast on 28 May, 2013.The brothers, who sued the creche through their mother Pauline Doyle, of The Hill, Stoneen, Kilfane, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, alleged in separate claims that ongoing deficiencies in care at the creche had created an “anxiety provoking environment” during the time they spent there as day-care users.Kinsella, who appeared with Mullaney Walsh Solicitors for the boys, said that Giraffe Childcare, with a registered address at Adamstown Avenue, Castlegate, Adamstown, Co Dublin, had entered full defences to both claims.Falsely imprisoned Counsel said the video footage showed Mark in the documentary. The court heard that Mark, who was under two years old at the time, could be seen being shouted at in an intimidating and distressing manner by staff.Kinsella said Mark had also been falsely imprisoned when he was restrained in a chair in his outdoor clothes for an hour.Circuit Court President Justice Raymond Groarke heard that Mark could be seen becoming anxious when another child was fed in a forcible manner and vomited.The boy’s mother, on Mark’s behalf, alleged in legal documents that staff at the creche aggressively instructed him to lie down and threatened to remove a comfort toy from him if he refused to comply.The court heard the traumatic events had affected his sense of safety and security. He had been upset and distressed but had made a full recovery. The court heard he had no current emotional behaviour.Traumatic stressKinsella said that Jamie was not in the documentary but had attended the creche for almost four years. He had suffered traumatic stress, fatigue, irritability and had a poor appetite.In proceedings on behalf of Jamie it was claimed he had been left in a cold room with windows opened, only dressed in a nappy after he had just recovered from a sickness. He had suffered psychological stress but seemed to have recovered fully.It was claimed the creche had failed to provide the boys with a safe environment and had failed to ensure that staff had been adequately supervised. It was alleged they had been fed with poor quality food and that there had been hygiene deficiencies at the creche as potties were being washed in the same hand basin used during nappy changes.Counsel said the defendant had made settlement offers of €30,000 in Mark’s case and €18,000 in Jamie’s case and he was happy to recommend both offers. Judge Groarke approved them.Read: Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here’s what happened >Read: McDonald criticises JobBridge’s ‘no experience required’ childcare positions > Short URL Tuesday 14 Mar 2017, 4:21 PM 21 Comments 42,238 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 14th 2017, 4:21 PM By Saurya Cherfi Share Tweet Email3 last_img read more

IMF remains committed to helping Greece

first_imgGreek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with IMF head Ms Christine Lagarde in Washington this week, where they discussed the debt sustainability issue. Mrs Lagarde commented on the progress the country has made, while she urged Greece to continue with the implementation of structural reforms and assured Mr. Samaras “that the IMF remains committed to helping Greece.” After their meeting Mr Samaras stated that the discussion with Ms Lagarde went well and that the two of them discussed the viability of the Greek debt. On behalf of the International Monetary Fund Ms. Christine Lagarde, issued the following statement after her meeting with Antonis Samaras: “Prime Minister Samaras and I had a productive discussion this afternoon on recent economic developments and challenges facing Greece. I commended him on the progress that Greece has made under its economic program towards fiscal sustainability, restoring competitiveness and financial stability, and stressed the importance of moving forward on institutional and structural reforms and implementing a robust 2014 budget to achieve the program’s objectives. I assured him that the IMF remains committed to helping Greece in this endeavor.” Source: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

PS4 Pro Boost Mode Will Give Performance Boost to Older Games

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay PlayStation 4’s upcoming firmware 4.50 will be a significant update that adds long-requested features like support for external hard drives and custom wallpapers. Sony posted what the update’s biggest features will be on their site. However, it didn’t mention the existence of a feature that will reportedly boost the performance of older games.This new setting, dubbed “Boost Mode,” was discovered by users who are currently participating in the update’s closed beta. A screenshot by PSN user Mladen Tapavicki (via Polygon), shows what “Boost Mode” is all about. This setting will have “improved gameplay, including higher frame rates, for some games that were released before the introduction of PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series).”According to users who’ve tried out “Boost Mode,” the new setting will only enhance the performance of games that don’t have locked frame rates. It doesn’t appear that this feature is without flaws, however. Users are warned that there may be “unexpected behavior during gameplay” while “Boost Mode” is enabled. This last part leads us to believe that the PS4 Pro is overclocking the performance of certain games — a technique that potentially comes with risks.A YouTuber by the name of Noel Underson posted a video that shows how “Boost Mode” enhances games. The game being played in the video is The Evil Within — a title that was developed and released well before the PlayStation 4 Pro even existed. It doesn’t look as though the game is running at a full 60fps, but it is clearly running higher than its original 30fps.Though the PS4 Pro is worthwhile for those who own HDR capable 4K televisions, those with standard 1080p TVs do not get much out of the console. Outside of a few titles, most games on PS4 Pro don’t run higher than 30fps. If “Boost Mode” works as intended across multiple games, it will certainly give PS4 Pro owners with 1080p TVs a better reason to own the system. We’ll hopefully find out more about this feature when firmware 4.50 is officially launched.last_img read more

Press Talk How the heck will 2014 go

first_imgWith such a crazy year now in our rearview mirror, I wonder what the heck will happen in 2014. I put on my thinking cap to try to figure it out. Not much luck. Frankly I found it easier to see what won’t happen. Then again … (smiley face). You decide.JanuaryCounty Commissioner Steve Stuart — beaten and battered in 2013 by Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke — opts not to run for re-election. “There’s only so much a mostly grown man can take,” Stuart said. “The M&M boys have won.”FebruaryAbsolutely no one — and I mean no one — was interested in The Columbian’s Don’t Do Stupid Stuff mugs when they went on sale again after selling out the first four orders. “We’re not interested in poking a little good-natured fun at people,” one reader tells us. “No more chugalugs with your goofy mugs.”MarchState Rep. Jim Moeller — rated the most liberal human being to ever walk the face of the Earth — finally found a tax he could vote against. “Truth is,” Moeller said, “I introduced a bill to tax us politicians when we use the people’s money to do our laundry and eat and other silly stuff. Then I voted against the bill I introduced so The Columbian could no longer say I’ve never seen a tax I didn’t like!”AprilVancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt finally broke his New Year’s resolution to keep his clothes on in public. It happened at a regularly scheduled city council meeting when Vancouver nonresident Carolyn Crain asked if he would wobble with her.last_img read more

MiamiDade County superintendent reveals plans for new school year in address

first_imgCarvalho said that funding from Tallahassee has been lacking and hasn’t been allocated fairly among counties, but he said the administration is going to make it work despite the challenges.“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is today and will continue to be the highest performing, most successful school system in the history of our nation,” Carvalho said. “That is our mission. That is our vision, and that is our promise to our community.”School starts on Aug. 21.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ superintendent delivered his back to school address and his big goals for the new school year.The first day of school for Miami-Dade County students and faculty is just 10 days away, but they’re already fired up.At the meeting, students showed off their talent before Superintendent Alberto Carvalho delivered his Opening of Schools Address, Friday morning, at the Adrienne Arsht Center.“Welcome to a new year,” Carvalho said to the crowd. “I’m excited to begin 17-18 alongside the best educators anywhere in the world — you.”He admitted that beating the last school year’s accomplishments will not be easy. “How do you build on the elimination of F schools? How do you improve on more A schools in Miami-Dade than the statewide percentage?” he asked.Although the task may not be easy, Carvalho said he and the school board has a plan in place that will help. That includes increasing access to technology for students at school and at home, getting on track to reaching a 90 percent graduation rate and expanding the choice program.“We are launching 77 new programs in Miami-Dade this year, taking us to close to 900 choice programs in Miami-Dade,” Carvalho said. “That makes us the number one choice district in the country with over 67 percent of our children enrolled in non-traditional schools.” last_img read more

Govt unable to protect environment SC judge

first_imgIt is the government’s duty to protect the environment but they are unable to do so and instead they accuse the judiciary of encroaching upon its territory, Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramajit Sen on Tuesday said.“It is government which is supposed to protect the environment but increasingly, we find, for various reasons, that the government is unable to do this task. But that is primarily because politics is the main chase. You need an electorate to give votes. It is expensive exercise and therefore you have to increasingly depend on big businesses which exploit environment,” Justice Sen said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJISpeaking at the release of Jindal Global Law Review’s special issue on Environmental Law, the judge said no government is interested in environment and is on the lowest priority list and taken as an obstacle to industrialisation.“Increasingly, we hear from the government and bureaucracy that we are going into areas which is not expected of judiciary. What does the judiciary do A and B have a dispute and we are expected to decide. But what about the constitutional vision. Are we supposed to look the other way when we see degradation at such a large-scale? Or is it our duty, as a member of higher judiciary, to take note of it,” he said.“Governments think that we are encroaching on their territory but the reality is that we are doing very little to protect the environment. Any judge who is mindful will put environment on his priority list,” Justice Sen said.last_img read more

AntiPutin protester gets 4 12 years in jail

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The May protest was part of a series of anti-Putin rallies that erupted across Russia after fraud-plagued parliamentary elections. The demonstrations drew tens of thousands of people in the largest show of discontent in the country since the 1991 Soviet collapse.In Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, 36-year-old gym owner Maxim Luzyanin pleaded guilty on Friday to assaulting police and pelting them with pieces of asphalt when scuffles broke out during the May opposition rally in central Moscow. He was given a 4 1/2 year sentence.None of the 18 other defendants charged with participating in the protest violence have pleaded guilty.Opposition leaders said police provoked the violence and called Luzyanin’s sentencing part of a Kremlin-orchestrated persecution of government critics.“They’ll give the others eight (years) now,” Alexei Navalny, a charismatic anti-corruption activist and the protest movement’s semi-official leader, tweeted.During Luzyanin’s trial, prosecutors had asked for 6 1/2 years of the maximum sentence of 8 years.Judge Andrei Fedin said the court decided to give Luzyanin a shorter sentence for several reasons: his guilty plea, his testimony to investigators against other defendants, and his 15-year-old son and dependent mother. Men’s health affects baby’s health too 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Lawyers and opposition leaders had expected Luzyanin _ who was already under a suspended sentence for extortion _ to get a shorter sentence after cooperating with prosecutors.Luzyanin had requested an expedited trial, which meant he could receive no more than two-thirds of the maximum sentence and could not challenge evidence.But afterward his lawyer, Sergei Shushpanov, said his client would appeal his sentence.Pavel Chikov of the Agora human rights lawyer association, which represents several of the 18 other defendants, said Luzyanin’s sentence showed prosecutors “definitely want everyone in prison for a long time in order to frighten the rest of the activists.”Chikov said, “This sends a clear message: Protesters will believe they will get a long sentence just for protesting Putin.”Luzyanin’s admission to participating in riots could make it easier to convict the others, whose lawyers have insisted the rioting was spontaneous, not preplanned.Those defendants also could be held responsible for damage to asphalt in a square where the violence took place, which the court has estimated at $900,000.Previous anti-Putin rallies had been peaceful. Crowds carefully kept to agreed-upon meeting-places and routes, even making a point of thanking police who stood guard in vast numbers, but did not interfere.center_img Comments   Share   Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) – The first of 19 defendants being tried for participating in a massive rally against President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin that turned violent pleaded guilty on Friday and was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.The cases are seen as litmus test about whether the government plans to continue a crackdown on dissent.None of the other defendants have pleaded guilty and they could receive longer prison terms if convicted. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories Scuffles broke out at the May protest after police blocked demonstrators from proceeding along the agreed route, creating a bottleneck. Some frustrated protesters attempted to break out from the “kettle” and made for the Kremlin.Club-wielding officers wearing helmets seized demonstrators and hauled them to police vehicles, dragging some by the hair, others by the neck. Several protesters were injured, including people with blood streaming down their faces and bruises from police truncheons across their backs.The trials of the remaining 18 defendants are scheduled to start in March, when the ongoing investigation is scheduled to end. Hundreds of investigators have interviewed thousands of witnesses, Russian media reported.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

The Latest Lawyer Alleged Weinstein victim would

first_imgThe Latest: Lawyer: Alleged Weinstein victim would testify by The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2018 5:53 am PDT Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local):10:35 a.m.A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes to trial.Gloria Allred said outside court Monday that she doubts Weinstein’s lawyer would allow him to do the same because it would subject him to cross-examination by prosecutors.Defence attorney Ben Brafman said during an arraignment that he expects more charges against the movie mogul. Weinstein maintains all the allegations are false and he will be vindicated.The 66-year-old pleaded not guilty after he was brought into the courtroom while handcuffed from behind, then uncuffed for the proceeding.A grand jury previously indicted Weinstein on charges involving two women.The next hearing for Weinstein is scheduled for Sept. 20.___10 a.m.A judge has ordered that Harvey Weinstein (WYN’-steen) be released on continued bail while fighting sex charges.Weinstein pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Manhattan.He was brought into the Manhattan courtroom while handcuffed from behind, then uncuffed for the proceeding.Lawyer Ben Brafman argued there was no evidence the 66-year-old Weinstein would flee.An updated indictment alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006.The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction.Lawyer Ben Brafman says Weinstein maintains all the allegations are false and he will be vindicated.A grand jury previously indicted Weinstein on charges involving two women.___8:50 a.m.Harvey Weinstein (WYN’-steen) is at a Manhattan courthouse for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman.Courthouse guards told people arriving for jury duty to wait or use a different entrance as Weinstein arrived on Monday.An updated indictment alleges the movie mogul-turned-MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006.The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says the 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with “some of the most serious sexual offences” that exist under state law.Lawyer Ben Brafman says Weinstein maintains all the allegations are false and he will be vindicated.A grand jury previously indicted Weinstein on charges involving two women.___12:05 a.m.Harvey Weinstein (WYN’-steen) is due in a New York court for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman.An updated indictment alleges the movie mogul-turned-MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006.The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says the 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with “some of the most serious sexual offences” that exist under state law.A lawyer for Weinstein has said he will plead not guilty on Monday. Lawyer Ben Brafman says Weinstein maintains all the allegations are false and he will be vindicated.A grand jury previously indicted Weinstein on charges involving two women.last_img read more

Post office announces Santa letters scheme

first_imgCyprus Post on Tuesday announced it would be continuing its tradition of making sure children get a letter from Santa in time for Christmas and the New Year.The free Santa2me service allows parents to electronically prepare a letter from Santa to their children during the festive season.The post office will then print the letter and post it to the children.The Santa2me platform will be available online at until December 20 to give the post office time to distribute the letters by noon on New Year’s Eve.Santa2me was developed by the Cyprus post in cooperation with digital agency Com2go.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Unions join forces to attack miniNHS

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouCiting a lack of prior dialogue, seven unions of healthcare professionals on Monday denounced Health Minister Yiorgos Pamborides’ plan to create a ‘mini-national health scheme’ (NHS) that would offer universal access to free healthcare at public hospitals only in exchange for a universal one per cent levy on all income.Head of the Cyprus Medical Association Petros Agathangelou said that “if the state implements such a policy, the health sector in Cyprus will face even more, and graver, problems than it does today”.Agathangelou noted that implementing a mini-NHS ran counter to planning still in effect.“The [mini-NHS] announcement is not based on evidence-backed studies, and is no more than the levy of an added tax with no demonstrable benefits,” Agathangelou said.The association, Agathangelou warned, would not consent to the introduction of any health scheme that did not call for the participation of both the public and private sectors on an equal footing.Chairman of the state doctors’ union (PASYKI) Sotiris Koumas said the union was surprised to have heard Pamborides’ announcement through the media.“PASYKI states that in both meetings we have had with the minister regarding his plans on the introduction of the NHS, he spoke exclusively on the basis of the 2001 law, as amended in 2013,” Koumas said.The union is scheduled to meet with Pamborides at 3 pm on Tuesday to discuss the issue.Head of the private hospitals’ association Marcos Christodoulides said the NHS could not be introduced without the participation of private hospitals.“Over the last three years there has been a need to divert patients from the public to the private sector, as well as a need to support the private healthcare sector, which is literally fighting for its life,” he said.“At last, we ask for a final timeline of the introduction of the NHS, because constant revisions do not allow the private sector to plan ahead.”Marios Theodotou, head of the Cyprus doctors’ union, wondered how state hospitals’ inability to cope with the number of patients could be solved by increasing the numbers of eligible patients.“We were under the ignorant impression that the opposite is true,” he said.The mini-NHS, he added, was nothing more than an additional tax, a “levy of deceit on those who still dream of the introduction of an NHS”.Head of term-contract doctors’ union Andreas Costi said their main concern regarded the increased workloads that would come up with full implementation of the NHS.“The end result will be the accumulation of even more incidents on the – already overcrowded – public hospitals, at the consequent risk of their collapse,” Costi said.Pancyprian association of nurses and midwives head Ioannis Leontiou also complained overthe lack of prior consultation.“We look forward to being informed of decisions in the context of democratic dialogue and exchange of views,” he said.Clinical laboratories’ association chief Harris Harilaou said that the “health ministry’s proposal for the introduction of a mini-NHS is surprising and precludes the private sector from participating in the NHS, does not safeguard the autonomy of public hospitals, nor does it guarantee the quality of services offered.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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