first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. — The Hudson’s Hope RCMP say they responded to approximately 25 calls for service over the last four weeks. During the month of March, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP issued 33 Motor Vehicle Act Warnings and Violation Tickets. Three impaired drivers were stopped and charged during this period.   The Hudson’s Hope RCMP is still investigating the incident of slashed tires of one of the police vehicles that occurred at an RCMP residence. This act of mischief put residents at risk by delaying any emergency police response that would have been needed during that night and next morning. Any residents with information can call the local detachment or Crime Stoppers to report anonymously.   Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/  for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP is still investigating the attempted theft of ATM machine from the local Credit Union.  Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the local detachment or Crime Stoppers to report anonymously.  On March 17th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a complaint of an erratic driver on Hwy 29 heading toward Hudson’s Hope.  The vehicle was located and the driver was arrested for a warrant and for being impaired by drug. Suspected drugs were located in the vehicle.  Charges are pending.On March 17th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding at 153 Km/hr in the 90 Km/hr zone. The vehicle plate was not associated to the vehicle and several violation tickets were issued to the driver.  On March 23rd, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to two reports of the same tractor trailer spun out on two different hills along Hwy 29.  The driver was issued a Notice and Order to repair or replace his tire chains as they were in poor condition causing the vehicle to spin out and block traffic on two occasions.  The chains were replaced the following day. On March 24th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP observed a snowmobile travelling on local streets.  The snowmobile took off but was eventually located at a local residence thanks to a tip from a citizen. The owner of the snowmobile was issued written warnings for no insurance and non-registered off road vehicle on public road.  On March 31st, 2018, a vehicle was stopped for speeding and the driver was issued a 3 day immediate roadside driving prohibition after providing a breath sample.  center_img On April 8th, 2018, a driver was stopped on Beattie Drive for speeding.  The driver was found to not have a driver license and failed two road side breath tests.  The driver was issued a 90 day immediate road side driving prohibition, a violation ticket for no driver license, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.  On April 15th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a local property to assist BC Conservation office with a complaint of dogs attacking a small deer.  The investigation revealed that a resident had fired a firearm from a vehicle while close to a residence. A charge for careless use of firearm is being investigated and charges are pending.  As the weather improves, many people will be heading out to enjoy the local trails and rivers. The RCMP would like to remind everyone to conduct themselves in a safe manner while obeying the rules and regulations pertaining to proper and safe operation of off road and marine vehicles.  Know the requirements prior to heading out.  Leave a travel plan with someone who will know where you are going and when you will be expected to return. Hudson’s Hope RCMP will be conducting ORV and Marine patrols throughout the area and operators may be issued tickets for non-compliance. last_img read more

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first_imgOUARZAZATE, Morocco – Ouarzazate in southern Morocco was once dubbed the “Mecca” of the film industry for its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations, with many Hollywood blockbusters shot there.“Laurence of Arabia” (1962, Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif), “The Sheltering Sky” (1990, Debra Winger, John Malkovich), “Kundun” (1997, Martin Scorcese),  “Gladiator” (1999, Russell Crowe, Oliver Reed) and “Babel” (2006, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett)…All of them feature scenes shot at Ouarzazate, which lies at the foot of the scenic High Atlas Mountains. But that was then and this is now. Its film industry is in the doldrums, needing fresh winds to get it moving again. The famous town lost its appeal to international film-makers as economic crisis and the turmoil of the Arab Spring swept across the region.As the North African winter ends, and some snow still graces the mountain peaks, a small group of people attends a casting call at Studio Atlas, one of the town’s largest. Ouarzazate’s lengthy affair with showbiz has life in it yet. “I began going to the cinema in 1967,” says Larbi Agrou, who was in “Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra” in 2000.“For the past three or four years there’s no longer been a rush by producers to get their films shot. “Most people who work in films here also have other trades to keep them going- farmers, blacksmiths, carpenters. But without tourism and the cinema, Ouarzazate would be dead,” he says.‘More crows than film-makers’Agrou says the first encouraging signs of a revival appeared last year, and that 2014 “is starting rather well”. Ouarzazate is known for attracting big-budget historic epics with large casts, and already Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks have visited since the beginning of the year.“Let’s hope it lasts,” says Aziz, another hopeful at the casting call, rubbing his hands. “There are already four films in production here.” And that means work for hundreds of people in Ouarzazate.In 2005 alone, mega-productions such as “Indigenes” (Days of Glory) by  Rachid Bouchareb, and Robert Dornhelm’s “The Ten Commandments” were filmed there.Fast forward to 2010, the year the Arab Spring broke out with an uprising  to oust a dictator in Tunisia, and nothing on a similar scale was shot at  Ouarzazate between then and last year.A major factor behind that, according to Moroccan film critic Adil Semmar,  was the rising insurance costs caused by security problems in the region, notably after the Arab Spring uprisings.“It has made the cost of filming in Morocco more expensive for big companies, so some films were shot in places like Israel and Spain instead,”  Semmar said.In an almost lunar landscape dotted with small oases, the imposing Tifoutout Studio, built by Italians in 1994, “is now a ruin,” says resident Said Soussou.Robert M Young’s 1995 film “Solomon and Sheba” starring Halle Berry and Jimmy Smits was shot there, but the Italians then “sold it to our tribe when they left in 1997.Because of the crisis of recent years, some parts are dilapidated,” says another commentator, Mohamed Hbibi.“There are more crows here now than film-makers.” With a decrepit wall as a backdrop, Soussou looks up at the ceiling of a half-destroyed dome that was used for David Betty’s TV movie “The Bible Project” in 2009.“Tifoutout can look like the architecture of ancient Jerusalem,” he says.”But there is little value in that anymore.”Diversity of locations“Even when a film-making company does arrive, it fixes the bit it’s interested in, gives the tribe five or six hundred euros and then leaves again,” he says. Most of the movie income has gone on “building a mosque and irrigationditches.”Ouarzazate’s fortunes contrast with the boom Morocco’s own, heavily state-funded movie industry is enjoying, with 22 feature films made in the past year, compared with around five a decade ago.Celebrated recent productions include “God’s Horses” by the French director  of Moroccan origin Nabil Ayouch, which won a prize at Cannes in 2012.Another was “They are the Dogs” by director Hicham Lasri, which won a special jury prize for Arab features at the Dubai International Film Festival  in December.Like most Moroccan films, however, these are low-budget movies about the gritty realities of life in the North African country, with little need for expensive desert studios, says Semmar, the film critic.Abderrahman Drissi, deputy president of the Ouarzazate Film Commission,  grouping representatives of the Moroccan Cinema Centre and the tourism ministry, believes the authorities have a responsibility “to save this  beautiful plateau.”But he also remains optimistic about the future. “The diversity of locations means it’s easy to sell to major producers,” he says.Photo by: Douglas Pearson/Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Rabat – Expectations are high for Morocco’s attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal. The 24-year old doesn’t seem to be worried about facing the 2018 World Cup future opponents.The footballer, who is currently playing for English club Southampton, said in an interview with BBC that “the most important thing now is to have a good World Cup.” For Boufal, all that the Atlas Lions have to do is to “play without pressure.” “We have nothing to lose.” The youngster expressed his will to do well with his Premier League club in order to enhance the possibility of being part of the World Cup selection.“I want to have a good session and help my club (Southampton)  to be in better position and also have a good season to be part of the World Cup team.”Boufal has scored twice during his 18 appearances with Southampton. The English club signed Boufal in August 2016 on a five-year contract for a GBP 16 million from French team, Lille.The French-born player did not make his debut with the English club until October due to his knee injury.“I passed the difficult moment and all is behind me now. I want to focus on the future now that I am feeling better,” Boufal told BBC.Boufal added that he feels fit, expressing his hope to continue to progress. “But the most important thing is the team.”The footballer made his debut with the Moroccan national team in March 2016 in a 1-O African Cup of Nations qualification victory against Cape Verde. He also made two appearances with the Moroccan team in 2017 in two friendly matches against Tunisia and Burkina Faso.Before World Cup qualifier game against Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco’s football team manager, Herve Renard called up the youngster to serve his national duty.Boufal is expected to take part in the world tournaments’ next phase, which is scheduled to take place in Russia next summer.  Morocco was placed in Group B along with Spain, Portugal and Iran. International football figures have called this pot “the deadly group.”Moroccan footballers and their coach, however, are determined to make greater achievements during the next phase of the tournaments. Renard said after the World Cup final draw, which took place in Moscow on December 1, that although the Atlas Lions are going to play against “monsters,” his team needs to beat the best in order to grow up.” read more

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LONDON — With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government is asking lawmakers to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union.Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Sunday that Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “by no later than Feb. 27.”The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on Thursday, when Parliament is set to vote on the next moves in the Brexit process. Some lawmakers want to try to steer the country toward a softer exit from the bloc.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 but Parliament has rejected May’s divorce deal, leaving the prime minister to seek changes from a resistant EU.The impasse risks a chaotic “no deal” departure for Britain.The Associated Press read more

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Some 1,000 troops were participating in an operation code-named “Iron Fist,” which complemented the South Kivu Brigade’s “Operation Falcon Sweep,” Stéphane Dujarric told journalists at the daily briefing.Falcon Sweep started on Monday, aiming to extend the UN’s security perimeter in the Walungu Territory, south-east of Bukavu, and to enhance the confidence of the local population in the peacekeepers, he said. “This is the largest operation ever organized by the Pakistani Blue Helmets of the South Kivu Brigade, supported by Guatemalan Special Forces and Congolese troops.”The peacekeepers of the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) were deploying by road, in vehicles and on foot, with the Indian contingent’s helicopters for close air support, into territories occupied by the Rwandan Hutu fighters to the north and south-east of Bukavu in Walungu and Kabare, Mr. Dujarric said. Meanwhile, MONUC spokesman Kemal Saiki said the mission expected to have registered 1 million voters by the end of this week. read more

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by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2014 6:47 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was lower Friday with markets cautious ahead of a weekend referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea region.The loonie fell 0.34 of a cent to 90.13 cents US.Investors looked to a referendum being held in Crimea on Sunday where residents will vote on whether they want to join Russia. The vote is being held two weeks after Russian troops initially moved into Crimea, where it has a key naval base and many of the people are Russian speaking.The West has urged Moscow to pull back its troops in Crimea and is also preparing to impose harsh sanctions on Russia if that country moves to annex the territory. Russia has warned again that it reserves the right to intervene in defence of ethnic Russians it says are under threat in eastern Ukraine.Commodity prices were higher Friday after backing off this week amid concerns about China’s growth prospects.Also, China’s premier, Li Keqiang, said that his country will keep this year’s economic expansion strong enough to create new jobs but will emphasize market-opening reform and the environment over hitting its official growth target of 7.5 per cent.Copper, viewed as an economic proxy, has dropped almost 10 per cent over the last five sessions. Copper is also used for financing in China and last week’s first-ever corporate default raised worries that other failed companies could dump large quantities of the metal on markets, further depressing prices.April crude in New York was up 69 cents to US$98.89 a barrel.Nervous traders sent gold higher for a fifth session with April bullion up $6.60 to US$1,379 an ounce after closing Thursday at its highest close since September while May copper rose three cents to US$2.95 an ounce.Markets also looked ahead to next week’s interest rate meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the first to be led by new central bank chair Janet Yellen.Traders will be looking for any change in a gauge the Fed is using for interest rate guidance — the jobless rate. Generally, markets aren’t expecting a rate hike from the Fed until the middle of next year at the earliest. Canadian dollar moves lower, markets nervous ahead of Crimea referendum read more

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by The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2014 1:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Hershey’s candy bars Take 5, PayDay, Almond Joy and a York Peppermint Patty, examples of products that use corn syrup, are displayed for a photo in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a mix of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in its products but that it is “moving more toward sugar.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Correction: Hershey-Sweetener story NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a story Dec. 2 about The Hershey Co. exploring the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sugar, The Associated Press, relying on information from a company spokesman, erroneously named several products the changes could affect. Some Hershey products that include high-fructose corn syrup are Hershey’s syrups, Rolo, Reese’s Nutrageous, Take 5 and certain Hershey boxed chocolates.The story also misstated a finding by the American Medical Association. The story should have stated that the association has said there’s not enough evidence to specifically restrict the use of high-fructose corn syrup, not regular corn syrup.A corrected version of the story is below:Hershey explores removing high-fructose corn syrupHershey explores removal of high-fructose corn syrup in favour of sugarBy CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry WriterHershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a mix of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in its products but that it is “moving more toward sugar.”“We take into account what consumers want. And consumers are telling us between the two, they prefer sugar,” Papa said.A switch to sugar would make Hershey a high-profile example of the move away from high-fructose corn syrup in the food industry. Many people say they avoid it because it has gained a bad reputation for fueling weight gain and diabetes, though health experts says there’s not enough evidence to conclude it’s any worse than regular sugar.In an emailed statement, Hershey said its work on “exploring” the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup “is just underway” and that it did not have a timeframe on when it might be complete.The company said products that have high-fructose corn syrup include Hershey’s syrups, Rolo, Reese’s Nutrageous, Take 5 and certain Hershey boxed chocolates.“Our aim is to be transparent with our consumers about the ingredients we use in our products. Once we have more information to share, we will be back in touch,” Hershey said in its statement.Other products that have changed from high-fructose corn syrup to sugar include Gatorade drinks and Yoplait yogurt.As for health, the American Medical Association has said there’s not enough evidence to specifically restrict the use of high-fructose corn syrup. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety, has also said that there’s no evidence that the sweetener is any worse nutritionally than sugar.The Corn Refiners Association, an industry group, has been pushing back at the negative perceptions about high-fructose corn syrup, which is generally cheaper than sugar. In 2010, the association submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration to have its sweetener renamed “corn sugar” on nutrition labels. The request was denied.The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”John Bode, president of the Corn Refiners Association, said in an interview that the number of companies changing from corn syrup to sugar has slowed. Still, he said consumption of high-fructose corn syrup has declined more than other sugars.Part of the reason is that people are cutting back on soda, which he said accounts for a majority of the market for high-fructose corn syrup.In some cases, he noted that companies have switched back from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup after failing to see a notable sales spike. Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup switched to sugar in 2010, but then switched back to high-fructose corn syrup in 2012. Lanie Friedman, a spokeswoman for ConAgra Foods, said demand for the version without high-fructose corn syrup wasn’t “as strong as expected.”She noted the company still offers a 100% Natural line that uses sugar.Among the members of the Corn Refiners Association are agribusiness companies Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and Tate & Lyle.___Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi read more

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Polls in Anbar and Ninewa, set to have taken place along with other provincial elections on 20 April, were pushed back until 4 July. While regretting the delay, Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, said in a news release that “I welcome the fact that the Iraqi Government is willing to review its decision, should the security situation in both provinces improve.”Provincial elections across the country began over the weekend, with a large turnout welcomed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. According to official estimates, at least 15.5 million Iraqis are eligible to vote. Some 8,000 candidates are reportedly vying for 378 seats on provincial councils, the elected bodies responsible for nominating governors who take charge of the provinces’ administration, finances and reconstruction projects. The months leading up to the vote were marred by episodic violence and targeted bombings stirring some concerns that security surrounding the elections would be affected.In a statement released by his spokesperson on Monday, Mr. Ban applauded the “courage and determination” of the Iraqi electorate “which thwarted attempts to disrupt the electoral process through a vicious campaign of assassinations of candidates, threats to electoral staff and terrorist attacks.” read more

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During a special ceremony at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the documentary Rebuilding Sichuan recived the inagural award, besting competition that included films on topics that ranged from floods in Pakistan and Great Britain to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the communities in Japan’s northeast region in 2011.Producer Sen Zhang collected the award for the film, broadcast on Discovery Channel. In one scene, a resolute official is featured pledging “the earthquake resistance of the buildings must be strengthened” before a huge redevelopment model.“I knew there are three nominated films. I admire them, but hoped we would eventually win the award. I was confident and full of expectation. We finally won. I am excited, very excited,” Mr. Zhang told UN Radio after reciving the honour.The awards aim to honor those filmmakers, producers and broadcasters that are working to make documentaries that can help to protect vulnerable communities from the risks posed by future disasters.This is has been a recurring theme at the Conference, which has been running in Sendai, Japan, since Saturday and wraps up Wednesday 18 March, with delegations expected to adopt a new international framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and curb economic losses.The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), together with its partners, the Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) chose the winners from among nearly 100 films that have been broadcast on television since 2005. Natalia Ilieva, from the ABU, said UNISDR should be congratulated for initiating this first international competition for documentaries on reducing disaster risks. “Among all the nominated films there is a great wealth of stories…Hopefully these new awards will inspire even more producers to tell these difficult stories so we can try to make disaster risk reduction education a part of everyday programming,” she added.Ms Leoni said: “The selection process was very difficult. We received many excellent documentaries. Making a film about such a serious issue like disaster risk is not easy and requires a mix of technical skill and compassion to tell these stories in a compelling way.”The Kamaishi Miracle, by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), won the Best Human Story Category. It recounted how 184 students from a school survived the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Senior Producer Ms Kazuyo Fukuda said: “It is a great privilege to be here and to share this great honour with the students and teachers of the school.”It’s Time by GMA Network Philippines won Best Investigative Story. The film profiles the frenetic pace of modern life and asks ‘could nature itself be up against a deadline’ to highlight the over-consumption of the planet’s natural resources.Executive Producer Richelle Figueroa said: “These awards should set the agenda and highlight the importance of disaster risk reduction for vulnerable countries around the world such as the Philippines.”Vets in the Disaster Zone by Dragonfly Film and Television Productions won the Most Innovative Documentary category. In one scene from the film, Philippines farmers corral pigs – using plastic sheeting in an innovative technique which moves the animals’ pen along with them, keeping them calm and stress free – as the narrator intones: “Moving animals quickly and calmly in a disaster is vital if you want them to survive.”World Animal Protection was a partner in the film. Director of Disaster Management James Sawyer picked up the award. “The people and animals of the Philippines showed great resilience to come back after the disaster. It shows that resilience really is a state of mind,” he said.Host of the ceremony, international broadcaster Veronica Pedrosa, said: “This year’s awards reveal a truly global picture of disaster reduction efforts – from flooding in Pakistan and Great Britain to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the communities in Japan in 2011.” read more

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The NBA regular season ends Wednesday, and the playoffs begin Saturday. And with that in mind, we’re going to shake things up a bit with regard to FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings.Until now, we’ve ranked every team according to a projection of its true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. (For more details on the original methodology, see our introductory rankings post.)But this week, with many teams resting key players in preparation for the playoffs, we’re ranking every team according to its projected playoff power rating. This means we’re projecting every team to be at “full strength” in terms of minutes given to players who will be available for the postseason, instead of only projecting for the next week. Playoff probabilities and expected end-of-season wins are still driven by projected minute distributions over the next few days, but the power ratings themselves have been geared to capture the talent that each team is bringing into the playoffs.With the playoffs being emphasized more in our ratings, it’s fitting that the San Antonio Spurs rank in the top two for the first time since early February. They’ve won 11 straight games, a run backed up by the underlying talent of one of the league’s best teams.The Atlanta Hawks also benefit from our switch to “playoff power” — while Thabo Sefolosha’s bizarre season-ending injury hurts their chances of winning the championship, we’ve boosted the playing time for many of their good players who have consistently been listed as day-to-day in the injury report in recent weeks.As for teams on the fringe of the playoffs, we noted last week that the Boston Celtics were basically a coin flip to make the playoffs, battling it out with the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers for one of the two remaining postseason slots in the Eastern Conference. A week later, the Celtics have all but completely claimed their spot; our model now gives them a 98.9 percent probability of making the playoffs.By the same token, the Heat have almost completely dropped out of the race, with just a 2.4 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason. That leaves the Nets and Pacers to fight over one spot with two games left per team. Our calculations give Brooklyn the inside track largely because of the team’s possession of the tiebreaker over Indiana, in addition to an easier remaining schedule (the Nets face the No. 9 Chicago Bulls and No. 23 Orlando Magic; Indiana faces No. 7 Memphis and No. 15 Washington).Out West, the race for the No. 8 seed is between the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Pelicans have the edge in our simulations. Oklahoma City is marginally more talented, according to RPM, and is even projected to win fractionally more games on average, but New Orleans holds the tiebreaker over the Thunder.In no small part because of those tiebreakers, there’s a 45 percent probability that the Nets and Pelicans will be the final two teams to slip into the playoffs when the season ends Wednesday. read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDecomposed body of missing man found floating in canalMay 28, 2019In “latest news”Two more bodies discovered in BerbiceOctober 25, 2018In “Crime”Security guard found dead in Essequibo homeNovember 10, 2017In “Crime” The body of a 34-year-old labourer from New Road Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two, was on Wednesday morning found floating in a canal at Charity.Dead is Terrence Theodore Ramcharran. He was last seen Tuesday evening imbibing with friends.According to information reaching INews, Ramcharran told his wife Shellana Ramcharran that he was going and take a few drinks with some friends. Information further revealed that after he finished drinking he went swimming and his friends went away. After he did not return home, his wife reported the matter.According to a source, family members began searching the area where he was last seen and found his footwear. At about 9:00h on Tuesday morning a child noticed the body floating and raised an alarm.The Police were summoned and his body was later transported to the Suddie mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.He leaves to mourn his reputed wife along with three children. read more

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first_imgTriplett was just happy to be alive. “When I got out of the police station and kissed both my boys on the forehead, and I’m just lucky to be standing here having this conversation,” he said.Triplett said he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. “Just a random act of violence, crime of opportunity,” Triplett said. “The perfect storm, whatever you want to call it. Happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. They were out searching for something, and they found it.”Investigators are still searching for the third suspect.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SANFORD, Fla. (WSVN) — Moments after Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett parked his car at a friends’ house, early Saturday morning, he had two guns aimed at his head.The suspects took Triplett’s wallet and Mercedes-Benz, but police quickly caught two of the three suspects when they crashed the car. A judge denied bond to the two teenage suspects, Monday.“I am going to order a GPS monitor in case, at any time, you are released on bond,” said the judge.Eighteen-year-old Germine Horn and 17-year-old Damarcus Paige face carjacking and other charges, after police said they were part of the trio who carjacked the mayor at gunpoint.“It was a very violent act. It was very scary,” said Triplett.Triplett said when he got out of his car, he heard someone asked him for a light. Then the carjackers threatened to kill him. “They said… ‘I’m going to kill you,’” said Triplett, “and you just don’t say that, and you shouldn’t be able to get away with that.”The arrest report said that one suspect put a gun in Triplett’s mouth, while another pointed it at his ear. last_img read more

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first_imgMangaluru:Congress leader and former MLA Gopal Bhandary died of heart attack while travelling in a bus from Bengaluru, police said. The former Karkala MLA, aged 66, was on his way here from Bengaluru by a state-owned KSRTC bus. After the bus reached Mangaluru at 10.15 p.m, the driver noticed that Bhandary was motionless and not responding. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us He immediately informed the police who took him to the government Wenlock hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said. Bhandary had represented Karkala constituency in Udupi district twice in the assembly in 1999 and 2008, but had lost in the subsequent two elections. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy condoled the death of Bhandary. “Saddened at knowing about the death of former Karkala MLA Gopal Bhandary, who was simple and a gentleman, due to a heart attack. My homage to him,” he tweeted. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily and former MLA J R Lobo paid homage to the former MLA.last_img read more

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first_imgJubilee Hills: City Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar on Wednesday imposed traffic restrictions and diversions in connection with the construction of four lane elevated corridor from Road No. 45 in Jubilee Hills, that is from Srihari’s residence, to Durgam Cheruvu. The following traffic restrictions and diversions will be imposed for a period of 2 months with effect from Thursday to October 10. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us According to the orders, the traffic which comes from Road No 1/45 Junction towards Ambedkar Open University will not be allowed towards Ambedkar Open University at Road No 45 dead end and it will be diverted right turn towards Road No 39/44 towards State Art Gallery and Madhapur Road. The police requested all the citizens to take alternate routes to their destinations and avoid the said routes to escape from the traffic problems.last_img read more

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first_imgChina consumer inflation hits five-year low667 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00China consumer inflation hits five-year low667 viewsBusinessAnother weak snapshot of China’s economy. Consumer inflation slowed to only 0.8 percent year-on-year in January – the lowest in five years. The data adding to pressure on the country’s central bankVentuno Web Player 4.50Another weak snapshot of China’s economy. Consumer inflation slowed to only 0.8 percent year-on-year in January – the lowest in five years. The data adding to pressure on the country’s central banklast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s a well-known fact that one of the best ways to flush your extra cash down the toilet is to buy an inkjet printer and use first-party ink. HP just proved why in a big, big way.For years now, most “genuine” ink cartridges for inkjet printers have shipped with embedded chips. Their purpose? Why, to keep your printer running in tip-top shape, of course… by ensuring that you’re not using a cartridge that’s too old, too close to being empty, or manufactured by someone who doesn’t really know how to make ink cartridges for your printer.That’s what OEMs like HP want you to think, but it’s really all about profits. You can’t sell a decent inkjet printer for $50 and hope to make any money. You can, however, lock your customers in for consumable purchases and then charge them double what a third-party does for ink.Recently, HP allegedly put a new twist on what a lot of people already thought was one of the biggest scams in the computer business. They pushed a firmware update to printers that caused all non-genuine ink cartridges in them to quit working on the same date.On September 13, reports started pouring in from people who owned the same Envy printer as the content-looking woman above. Their ink, it seemed, was suddenly deemed unworthy by their printers. Complaints like this on HP’s tech support forums are nothing new, but the massive influx over the past week leaves little doubt that this is probably more than a coincidence.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Atin Ghosh, Member Mayor-in-Council (health) has urged people to inform Kolkata Municipal Corporation ( KMC) if they are tested dengue positive so that civic doctors can monitor the method of treatment.Talking to newsmen on Tuesday afternoon, Ghosh said KMC held a convention which was attended by the KMC and the state government doctors and people from all walks of life to discuss guidelines and protocol that need to be followed to treat dengue patients. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe regretted that only a few private doctors had attended the convention and alleged that despite KMC’s best efforts, some private doctors are not following the treatment guidelines and the set protocol.Ghosh claimed that the number of people afflicted with dengue is far less than the previous years.He urged youths to come forward and take the initiative to launch drives to prevent dengue.”We have distributed leaflets, put up billboards containing the do’s and dont’s to prevent the disease but active cooperation from people is also required for effective launch of the drive.” He urged members of the Durga puja committees to do house to house campaign. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We have requested people to clean garbage and the accumulated water from their houses which often work as the breeding grounds for Aedes Egypti mosquitoes. But despite that, some people are turning a deaf ear and when there is a dengue case in their locality, they blame the civic bodies unnecessarily.” It may be mentioned that KMC has opened 15 dengue detection centres in the city. There are doctors in every ward who are experts in treating dengue. But not many people are coming to KMC labs or consulting the doctors.last_img read more

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first_imgSince the beginning of the 2013 season, only 25 NFL defenders have earned 14 or more interceptions, your job is to name them.We’ve supplied you with the number of picks each player has had in that span and the teams they’ve played for.You’ve got eight minutes on the clock…good luck!Hint: 24 of these players are defensive backs, one is a linebacker.* All statistics complete through NFL games of 11/18/18. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 1 Comments   Share   Once upon a time in the NFL, interceptions were commonplace.As recently as 1980, 12 starting quarterbacks in the league had 20 or more interceptions. Heck, Richard Todd of the New York Jets threw 30. That means defensive backs, in that era, feasted on quarterbacks. It’s not that way anymore.Only the elite rack up big defensive interception numbers. That’s the subject of this week’s Trivia Tuesday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgLimassol mayor, Nicos Nicolaides, pledged to ensure a clean sea for his city on Monday, the first day sea patrols were launched to prevent and combat pollution.Sea and land patrols are the new measure Limassol local authorities are taking to avoid recent incidents  when bathers complained of swimming in filthy waters and even of developing skin conditions.The patrols will be carried out by vessels belonging to both private companies and the authorities.The first patrol of the season started at 5.30am on Monday was carried out by a private vessel while two vessels, one belonging to the municipality, the other to the fisheries department, will also patrol the waters daily.The patrols will be in force between May and September.A land patrol along the coastal road will also be carried out to clamp down on pollution within bathing areas.At the same time, Nicolaides said, state services will take measures such as carrying out checks in the wastewater treatment systems of ships anchored at Limassol port, and ensure the strict application of the procedure for sewage collection from ships and their delivery to the new reservoirs of the Cyprus Port Authority and from there to the Limassol sewerage board’s system. There will also be increased monitoring of vessels organising tours both during their departure and return to the old harbour and marinas.The mayor said that the municipality would carry out immediate microbiological testing if pollution is spotted in the sea.“We want to thank lifeguards and winter swimmers’ organisations and bathers for their cooperation in forming a network of providing timely information to the relevant services,” he said.“We will not stop our efforts for our city to have a beautiful and clean sea to be enjoyed both by Limassolians and visitors,” Nicolaides said.Mayor of Yermasoyia, Kyriacos Xydias, and community leader of Ayios Tychonas, Pambos Ioannou, said that this would not have been possible without cooperation of local authorities and state services.Meanwhile, winter swimmers’ group ‘Akti Olympion’ said following the announcement of the new measure that they would postpone filing a complaint to the European Commission raising the pollution of the Limassol sea.Even though they had collected 2,000 signatures to launch a formal complaint with competent European institutions, they said they decided to allow some time for the implementation of the new measures.The Limassol municipality announced that the 24-hour hotline for issues of sea pollution is up and running. The telephone number to report incidents is 25 884 590.You May Likeblenderbase.comNinja vs. Vitamix? The Blender Guide to a Healthy 2019blenderbase.comUndoHow to Grill Steak Perfectly Every TimeGrilled-Beef-Tenderloin-Steaks SecretHow to Grill Steak Perfectly Every TimeUndoForbes.com100 Most Powerful WomenForbes.comUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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