Order issued to reinstate fired Saskatoon police constable Jarett Gelowitz

Cooper, for whom firing Gelowitz was one of his first major decisions upon taking on the force’s top job last year, said it’s extremely rare for the force to terminate an officer, and rarer still for a terminated officer to be rehired.Gelowitz was deemed unfit for duty and fired on Aug. 24, 2018 after three charges of on-duty assault were laid against him. At the time, Cooper said the decision to fire him was based on maintaining public trust in the police force.Two of the charges were stayed or withdrawn by the Crown. On Aug. 1, Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Richard Danyliuk acquitted Gelowitz of the third assault charge, which alleged he used excessive force during an arrest. Saskatoon police chief Troy Cooper speaking to reporters in August 2018, after firing Const. Jarett Gelowitz. Jarett Layne Gelowitz, 32, has been reinstated as a Saskatoon police officer just over a year after he was fired. Mitchell said the criminal matters being resolved “change(d) things significantly,” which in turn allowed negotiations with the police to change. Ultimately, he said, the resulting order is good for all of the parties involved.Cooper said those changes included a more thorough examination of Gelowitz’s conduct and a “very public airing” of the criminal matters, which led the force to understand he was willing to accept responsibility for his behaviour.“It’s that willingness to step up and accept responsibility and accept serious discipline that allowed us to move forward and made that agreement that we reached possible. It’s significant discipline but these are serious allegations and I think it was appropriate,” Cooper said.“Having said that, I believe we could not have considered discipline short of dismissal or as an alternative to dismissal without the type of order, the mechanisms and the content of what was in that order.”Mitchell offered a similar assessment, saying Gelowitz “gets his job back, but it’s not without consequences. The message has been sent, and the message has been sent the other way too — he’s not terminated as a result of what happened.”amacpherson@postmedia.comtwitter.com/macphersonaRelated Saskatoon defence lawyer Brad Mitchell represented Jarett Layne Gelowitz as he successfully appealed his dismissal from the Saskatoon police force. Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Matt Smith / Saskatoon StarPhoenix More: Jarett Gelowitz Saskatoon police agree to reinstate fired constable Gelowitz Fired police constable Jarett Gelowitz found not guilty of on-duty assault Saskatoon police chief explains dismissal from duty of constable Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Hearing officer Jay Watson issued the order one day after Mitchell and police lawyers made the joint submission, under which Gelowitz admitted to one major workplace disciplinary offence and three minor ones.The offences include discreditable conduct involving a purse at the police service centre, failing to show up for duty, destroying a picture from a special constable’s work space and using excessive force during an arrest.The major offence will remain on his record for five years, while the minor ones will be removed after two years.Under the terms of the order, which was read into the record during a brief hearing Monday morning, Gelowitz will be placed on administrative duties until deemed fit to return to policing on the street, and spend one year on workplace probation.“Const. Gelowitz is looking forward to getting back to work,” Saskatoon Police Association President Dean Pringle said, adding that he is not aware of a similar instance of a terminated Saskatoon police officer being reinstated. A Saskatoon police constable who was fired last summer after being deemed unfit for duty amid a series of criminal proceedings, none of which ended with convictions, is “ecstatic” about having his job back, says his lawyer.Jarett Layne Gelowitz was reinstated late Tuesday afternoon when a Police Act hearing officer approved a joint submission from his lawyer and Saskatoon police recommending that he get his job back and be given back pay.“He’s happy to have it resolved and he’s anxious to get back to work. He’s always wanted to be at work, and now he’s going to be able to go back to work,” Brad Mitchell, who represents the 32-year-old constable, said Wednesday morning.Saskatoon police Chief Troy Cooper said while it was “not an easy decision,” the contents of the order balance the needs of the community, the police and accountability under the Police Act.“When I looked at the big picture of what had occurred and what would be the best resolution, I think that public trust has been maintained by strict adherence to our policies, by significant discipline and then a safe, progressive reintegration plan.” read more

Canada first to ratify the UN cultural agencys diversity convention

Welcoming the first ratification of Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, said that “UNESCO has elaborated a range of standard-setting instruments to protect cultural diversity, to be found not only in tangible and intangible heritage, but also in contemporary forms of creativity.”As examples of the kind of cultural consolidation threatened by globalization, UNESCO pointed out that 50 per cent of the world languages are in danger of extinction and that 90 per cent of them are not represented on the Internet. In addition, it said that some five countries monopolize the world cultural industries. In the field of cinema, for instance, 88 countries out of 185 in the world have never had their own film productions.Besides promoting diversity in those areas, the Convention seeks to reaffirm the links between culture, development and dialogue and to create a platform for international cooperation, UNESCO said. The Convention also supports UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted in 2001, which recognized cultural diversity as “a source of exchange, innovation and creativity,” a common heritage of humanity that “should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations.”The new Convention reaffirms the sovereign right of States to elaborate cultural policies with a view “to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions and reinforce international cooperation” while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.The Convention will enter into force three months after its ratification by 30 States Parties. read more

Armenian President reports to General Assembly on increasing tension with Azerbaijan

“I shall note that aggressive policy pursued by Azerbaijan resulted in the absence of any meaningful progress in negotiations for the conflict settlement, and the situation drifts toward increasing tension,” said President Serzh Sargsyan at the annual debate in New York.An autonomous region during Soviet times, Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of a dispute between the neighbouring countries since they became independent in the early 1990s.“Just a few days ago in the bordering area of Armenia, three women fell victim to Azerbaijani bombardment,” the President recalled. “It is obvious for us that the Azerbaijani leadership has irreversibly lost both the sense of reality and of norms of human conduct.”He further noted that Azerbaijan “completely disdains” five joint statements issued by the leaders of the United States, Russia and France, as well as the efforts of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group. “Shall it continue such an aggressive policy, it will not leave Armenia any other choice but to take necessary legal and political-military steps to provide the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic with the opportunity to develop in security and peace,” President Sargsyan warned.Meanwhile, he recalled that last year, one the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, he expressed gratitude to the nations that recognized the Armenian Genocide and named them all individually.“Today, from this very podium, I thank Pope Francis, and acknowledge the historical Mass he served; the European Parliament, and recall the Resolution it adopted; the German President, and, believe me, his well-known statement will thenceforth take part in the pages of our nation’s history textbooks,” the President continued.He also thanked the legislative bodies of Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, for their recent recognition of the 1915 genocide.“Our determination to keep the prevention of the crime of genocide on the international agenda is [exemplified] by the resolutions we periodically table at the Human Rights Council,” Armenia’s leader underlined. Furthermore, President Sargsyan said the global community is today witnessing “unspeakable cruelty” in the Middle East, and that his country has been directly affected by the atrocities unfolding there, since they result in the destruction of the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage artefacts, as well as the murder and expulsion of the numerous Armenians residing in Iraq and Syria. “The Armenian community of Syria, whose history is centuries-long, shares and experiences all hardships that the Syrian people are undergoing in these difficult times,” he declared. “We are trying to aid the refugees to the best of our abilities: until this day, Armenia received more than 16,000 refugees from Syria. By this sheer figure, Armenia is one of the first among recipient European countries.”He also highlighted the historical agreement made on the nuclear programme of Iran, which he noted is an “immediate neighbour” of Armenia. “All these come to prove that when there is political will to bridge disagreements and emphasize the spirit of cooperation, it is indeed possible to find solutions for the most complicated issues,” the President highlighted. read more

The Cavs Might Actually Be In Trouble

POINT DIFFERENTIAL PER 100 POSSESSIONS 2010-11Miami8.57.3 SEASONTEAMFULL SEASONAFTER ALL-STAR BREAK 2013-14Miami6.15.8 2014-15Cleveland3.76.9 2016-17Cleveland2.8-2.8 2012-13Miami9.911.9 2015-16Cleveland5.85.9 2011-12Miami7.23.0 After making six straight NBA Finals, LeBron James and his teams have earned the benefit of the doubt when they hit a rough patch. His Heat and Cavaliers teams have shown they can turn things around in a hurry, almost as if all they needed to do is flip a switch to revert to their dominant selves.But, my, what a rough patch they’re in. The club, which entered Thursday in a virtual tie with Boston for first place in the East, has dropped 10 of its last 17 games. Six of those defeats have been by double digits, including each of their last four1The team’s Big Three missed two of those five shellackings, while only Kyrie Irving played in a blowout loss against the Bulls back on Feb. 25.. Perhaps most troubling: The team’s defense has been the NBA’s worst throughout the month of March, which is saying a lot, given how many teams aren’t really trying to win anymore.It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore what Cleveland’s play might mean for the Cavs’ chances of repeating as champs. This may be the weakest LeBron team we’ve seen this late in a season since his finals streak began in 2011. Our NBA win prediction model gives Cleveland a 2 percent chance of winning it all, less than teams such as Boston, Washington and Toronto.2This is noteworthy since the Celtics are virtually tied for first with the Cavs, while the Wizards and Raptors are currently behind Cleveland in the standings. And while that seems surprising, it shouldn’t be: Cleveland’s recent struggles are testing the limits of how strong a team’s defense needs to be to win a championship.At the moment, the Cavaliers are tied for 22nd in defensive efficiency, a mark that would rank as the worst among any team that’s reached the finals in modern history.3The Cavs managed to reach the finals two seasons ago with the 20th-ranked defense. But they improved considerably at that end of the floor after making midseason trades for wing stopper Iman Shumpert and center Timofey Mozgov.There are several reasons the Cavs aren’t good defenders. Unlike much of the Big Three era in Miami, where players had the athleticism and smarts to fly around and cause havoc on defense, Cleveland is slow footed. Some of that is a function of the Cavs’ roster being long in the tooth; six members of the rotation are at least 31 years old. Other times, it looks as if players aren’t hustling, which partly explains why the club ranks dead last in transition defense, according to Synergy Sports. The Cavs also really struggle to keep the ball in front of them, and are tied for worst in the league at containing pick-and-roll ballhandlers.As the Cavs seek to work out their kinks, opponents have found that they can often generate fantastic looks against Cleveland with minimal effort and ball movement. Last year the club was pretty solid — 12th best in the NBA — at forcing foes to use nearly all of the shot clock. This season, Cleveland is tied for last in the NBA in terms of how often it forces clubs to use the final four seconds of the shot clock. (That lack of pressure also speaks to how seldom the Cavs force their opponents into turnovers compared with the rest of the league.)Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/loveinbetween.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/lackofattntodetail.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Still, context for the Cavs’ struggles is important. Yes, the team looks mediocre and is in real jeopardy of finishing with the No. 2 seed, or worse, in the East. But James hasn’t really needed the top seed to make the finals over these past six years; in four of those seasons, his team finished in second place before going on to win the East anyway.4Looking at this season’s contenders in the East, these teams don’t really stand out as extraordinary compared with what James has seen in the past; at least not when gauging their point-differential strength against teams the four-time MVP has faced in the playoffs before.“It matters more that we’re playing better basketball than where we’re at,” James told reporters after a 29-point loss in San Antonio this week. “If that results in us having the No. 1 seed, the No. 2 seed, 3 or whatever the hell it is, we need to play better basketball. That’s what it comes down to.”Most clubs would gladly take Cleveland’s problems, given that the Cavs — for all their struggles — have continued to boast a top-flight offense, scoring 110 points per 100 plays (eighth best) over this 17-game span. Coach Tyronn Lue, in a somewhat odd comment, said he has a potential antidote for the team’s defensive woes but that he doesn’t want to unveil it until the postseason begins. (Making the comment even odder: Lue also said he’s not necessarily confident the fix will work.)Yet there are a couple of warning signals worth noting as the Cavs hit the homestretch that simply weren’t there in years past. No James-led team the past six seasons has finished the second half of the season with a negative point differential per 100 possessions, but this one is on the cusp of doing so. Cleveland, with nine games left in its season, is getting outscored by 2.8 points per 100 plays since the All-Star break. Love’s defense has also regressed. It had improved a bit during the first half of the season, but now looks problematic again since he returned from an injury. The Cavs, who were 4.5 points better than normal when Love and James shared the court before Love got injured, have been 24 points worse per 100 plays when that duo plays together since Love came back. And much of that decline is on the defensive end; particularly when offenses find ways to pull Tristan Thompson out of the paint in hopes of punishing Love in the middle of the floor, with no one to guard the basket.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/backdoorplay.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cavsmiscommunication1.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Defensive rebounding is the other area that’s marked a clear difference from last year. Cleveland ranked fifth in defensive-rebounding percentage last year but now is tied for 24th; a decrease due in part to Thompson’s full-time shift to the center position, where he’s been tasked with increased rim-protection responsibility as opposed to just gobbling up misses.5Advanced tracking statistics suggest that Thompson has held his own defensively at the rim this season. The 26-year-old has held foes to 52 percent from close range, 9 points beneath their average marks, good for seventh best in the NBA among players who’ve had to defend at least four shots per game from within six feet.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/thompsonrebound.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.As such, the Cavaliers aren’t the stingy team they once were. Last season, they allowed the third-fewest second-chance points; now they’re the NBA’s sixth-weakest team in that regard. The Cavaliers have enough problems when they limit opponents to one shot, let alone two or three.But how much of the Cavs’ defensive struggles will matter come June? Knowing what we know about LeBron’s ability to flip the switch, analyzing the Cavs’ late-season struggles this closely may prove to be silly. But if the Cavs do indeed fail to reach the finals, there will have been at least some writing on the wall from earlier in the season. Is it time for LeBron and the Cavaliers to hit the panic button? *The amount of points a team outscores its opponent by over a span of 100 playsSource: NBA.com read more

LIAT hit by industrial action

(Barbados Today) Pilots at the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT have taken industrial action.The company issued an advisory this morning in which it notified the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA).“In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the pilots have taken action to refuse to fly the ATR 72 aircraft until an agreement is reached,” the airline said.“As a consequence of this action we have not been able to operate flights scheduled with ATR 72 aircraft at this time,” the company added.The company said these actions have already resulted in a number of delays to services and cancellations.“LIAT apologises for these disruptions to our passengers and their plans and wishes to reiterate its commitment to work with LIALPA to resolve any issues,” Chief Executive Officer Julie Riefer-Jones said.LIAT and LIALPA have been at odds for several months now over the issue of an increase to pilots to fly the ATR 72 aircraft.LIALPA had threatened to stage sit-ins and picketing at various airports late last month but industrial action was averted when Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda Steadroy Benjmain intervened. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew plane returns to LIATAugust 19, 2013In “Other Stories”LIAT flights grounded following strike action by pilotsNovember 5, 2013In “Regional”CAL pilots strike after refusing to fly ATRsJuly 17, 2017In “latest news” read more

Selwyn completes winter mobilisation of mining equipment

first_imgSelwyn Resources has announced that Selwyn Chihong Mining and its contractors completed the successful mobilisation of mining equipment and supplies at its Selwyn zinc-lead project in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The mining equipment and supplies were purchased by Selwyn Chihong to undertake an advanced exploration program on the XY Central deposit. The proposed underground development work is expected to commence mid-summer 2011, upon completion of the underground portal and environmental support facilities.In total, 82 B-train truck loads were hauled into the XY camp along the all-season access road from the Nahanni Range Road to the Selwyn Project. The Nahanni Range Road is part of the Yukon highway system and connects to the Robert Campbell Highway. The ice bridges along the access road that had been used to cross creeks have now been removed, satisfying permitting and regulatory conditions. Selwyn Chihong’s winter road contractors – Mackay Range Development Corp, a Sahtu First Nations enterprise from Tulita, and Arctic Construction of Fort St John, British Columbia – are now demobilising. Roktek Service of Prince George, British Columbia, integral in the procurement of mining equipment and supplies, has finished the staging of equipment at XY camp.Selwyn’s primary focus is the exploration of the Selwyn project. The known deposits at Selwyn have the potential for large scale production, and to provide a secure supply of zinc and lead to meet the future needs of these markets in Asia. The recently-announced proposed acquisition of the assets of ScoZinc Ltd provides Selwyn with a second opportunity for growth and the potential for production revenues in 2012.last_img read more

Guillaume Joli joins Dunkerque

French NT players are going home could be a conclusion of this summer. Many French players from Spain has found way back to home. The last among them is one of the best 7-meter shooter, Guillaume Joli, who is coming to Dunkerque. Former player of BM Valladolid was in connection with THW Kiel, but Niclas Ekberg was more interesting to the EHF CL winner.source: handnews.fr ← Previous Story Johan Sjostrand is free! Next Story → HSV without Pascal Hens to “Wild Card” tournament! BM ValladolidDunkerqueFrench handballGuillaume Joli read more

Local commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To honour the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, Philhellene Provincial Greek cuisine restaurant, in conjunction with the Pan Cretan Association of Melbourne, will hold an information evening this Wednesday (May 4) at 7pm. The evening will be hosted by the historian and author of numerous war novels, Garrie Hutchinson, while war memorabilia and artefacts such as uniforms, original photos, medals and more will be on display throughout the evening. The information session will be followed by dinner, beverage (Cretan raki) and live music from guest musicians direct from Crete. The cost is $50, all inclusive, and bookings are essential. To book please call John Rerakis on 0402 211 110 or 9370 3303.last_img read more

EOPYY puts off paying clinics

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) will not be paying anyone apart from pharmacists until the end of the year, the Health Ministry has allegedly told officials from private clinics, which claim they are owed a total of 300 million euros by the fund. Grigoris Sarafianos, the head of the union representing the clinics, met with Alternate Health Minister Marios Salmas on Tuesday to discuss EOPYY’s failure since the start of the year to pay for the treatment of patients registered with the fund. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement and the clinics decided to stop treating patients insured with the state-backed fund from October 1. A number of other groups, including doctors and hospital suppliers, are also seeking payment from EOPYY, set up last year after the merging of various funds. However, the fund’s biggest headache remains pharmacists. Some called off their protests after the EOPYY drew up a payment timetable but pharmacy owners in Attica have refused to accept the offer. Source: Kathimerini.last_img read more

Des cacahuètes grillées au coût plutot salé

first_imgDes cacahuètes grillées au coût plutot saléLes cacahuètes victimes de la crise économique ? Pas seulement. Les sécheresses se sont multipliées durant l’année 2011 dans les principales régions du monde productrices d’arachide détruisant les précieuses récoltes et causant une flambée des cours des graines salées.2011 n’a pas été une année favorable pour le marché de la cacahuète. Les stocks mondiaux sont à leur plus bas niveau depuis 14 ans. Les sécheresses ont tout détruit sur leur passage. En effet, les cacahuètes ne poussent que dans des sols bien drainés et pas trop argileux pour éviter les pertes au moment de la récolte. L’arachide a donc besoin d’un sol bien humide pour germer et pousser. Mais les sécheresses ont asséché les sols des principales régions productrices de cacahuètes que sont les Etats-Unis, la Chine, l’Inde et l’Argentine.À lire aussiCanicule : 7 règles d’or pour survivre à la chaleurAlors que les récoltes ont diminué dans ces pays, les prix de la cacahuète ont quasiment triplé aux Etats-Unis. En Europe, première région importatrice dans le monde, ils ont augmenté de 60%, selon le Courrier International. L’industrie mondiale de la cacahuète, de l’ordre de près de 15 milliards d’euros, a ainsi pris un sérieux coup cette année. Mais la flambée des prix a également ravivé le secteur. Constatant le prix que peut prendre cette petite graine salée, de nombreux pays qui avait préféré à la base développer la culture du coton à celle de la cacahuète comptent revenir à l’arachide dont la culture ne disparaitra donc pas de sitôt. De plus, l’Argentine prévoit une récolte record pour cette année, même susceptible de réduire le déficit de l’offre qui existe à l’heure actuelle. Le 17 janvier 2012 à 19:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pour un rossignol les pires rivaux sont ceux perchés à la même

first_imgPour un rossignol, les pires rivaux sont ceux perchés à la même hauteur que luiPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue PLoS ONE, des chercheurs suisses et hollandais ont montré expérimentalement que les rossignols mâles, connus pour leurs sifflements d’intimidation envers leurs congénères, chantent plus agressivement encore face à des rivaux placés sur des branches situées à la même hauteur que la leur.   Les ornithologues savent que les gazouillis des rossignols sont en fait des menaces proférées par les mâles pour tenir à distance leurs congénères. Les branches les plus hautes, offrant moins de protection contre les rapaces et contre les intempéries, devraient logiquement être fréquentées par les rossignols les plus forts et les plus téméraires. Autrement dit, les rivaux les plus redoutables aux yeux des autres mâles, lesquels devraient donc chanter plus ‘férocement’ face à un de ces congénères ‘orgueilleux’, haut perché : tel était l’hypothèse de départ des chercheurs de l’Université de Bâle et de l’Institut néerlandais d’écologie, étudiant la communication sonore chez le rossignol.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour s’en assurer, ils ont diffusé, à partir de différentes hauteurs, des enregistrements de chants de rossignol à un mâle. Surprise : l’oiseau, en répondant, s’est montré plus intimidant dans son chant – moins de pauses et plus de changements de ton, signes d’agressivité – lorsque que le son ‘ennemi’ venait… de la même hauteur que celle à laquelle il se trouvait lui-même. Selon les chercheurs, les résultats suggèrent que les oiseaux ont une conscience avancée à la fois de leur position et de celle de leurs rivaux, et qu’ils tiennent compte de cette information dans leurs performances vocales. “Dans les études futures sur la communication vocale chez les oiseaux, la hauteur de signalisation doit [donc] être considérée, car elle détermine la façon dont les oiseaux perçoivent, apparemment, leurs rivaux”, conclut le Dr Valentin Amrhein, de l’Université de Bâle, auteur principal de l’étude relayée par la BBC.Le 25 mars 2012 à 17:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Feb 1 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowIditarod could move back to Fairbanks for a third timeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Iditarod may once again be moving to Fairbanks. Though the decision has not been made, low snow along difficult parts of the trail are prompting officials to consider moving the race’s re-start from Willow to Fairbanks, for only the third time in the race’s history.Murkowski says she’ll vote ‘no’ on DeVos; Sullivan to vote ‘yes’Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Wednesday she will vote “no” on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be Education secretary, after intense pressure from her constituents. But Alaska’s two U.S. senators are split over DeVos.Wandering bison that “captured the hearts” of Western Alaska poached near QuinhagakAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelShe was a wanderer. Instead of sticking with her herd, Wood Bison 124 headed out on her own, traveling hundreds of solitary miles from the Alaska Yukon, down the Kuskokwim, to the sea. Friday, near Quinhagak, a bullet ended her journey.State health officials concerned for Medicaid following ACA repealAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauState health leaders say a federal repeal of the Affordable Care Act could make it difficult to implement reforms to Medicaid. That could cost the state the tens of millions of dollars that lawmakers are counting on from the reforms.Alaska authorities investigate fatal shooting of urban mooseAssociated PressAlaska State Troopers say two moose have been found apparently shot to death in Alaska’s largest city.Bristol Bay Forever bill sees first hearing in JuneauDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamA bill that would add attach more protections to the Bristol Bay Forever ballot Initiative had its first hearing in the House Fisheries committee in Juneau.Cumbersome process slows rate for examining sexual assault kitsAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA recent legislative audit of the state’s Crime Lab said the facility isn’t meeting its target speed for processing Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) kits, which include biological evidence gathered after an alleged sexual assault. A scientist at the lab explained that the process is complicated.As APU seeks fiscal sustainability, tribal college transition possibleJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska Pacific University in Anchorage is weighing its options to become more financially sustainable. Among its top prospects: to seek tribal college status.Army Aviation unit’s deployment reduces military role in remote civilian rescuesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAbout 190 members of a Fort Wainwright-based aviation unit will be largely unavailable for civilian search-and-rescue for at least a year. The Alaska Aviation Task Force regularly helps find and pick up missing and injured from remote backcountry locations, but personnel in a key Army unit that’s part of the task force are deploying overseas.Ask a Climatologist: Calculating wind chill, then and nowAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe wind chill dropped to -77 in Arctic Village last week. That’s the coldest wind chill recorded this winter in a populated spot in Alaska. Seventy-seven below may sound bitterly cold, but climatologist Brian Brettschneider says its not even close to record territory.last_img read more

Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti

first_img PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it.Carel would like to find a job that’s safer than driving a two-wheeled taxi in Port-au-Prince, but he knows he’s unlikely to find one that pays anything close to the $50 a week he can earn with his battered motorbike. Sponsored Stories ___David McFadden on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmcfaddCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories In this May 21, 2015 photo, Joseph Marc Carel, a motorcycle taxi driver, takes a passenger to downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Motorbikes were available in Haiti before the earthquake but they mostly were seen in rural towns, commonly used to carry all types of cargo, including live chickens and pigs, or towing items like rebar, bamboo poles and even wooden coffins from the back.The motorcycles have been critical during Haiti’s ongoing cholera outbreak, often serving as the only way to get aid to people in remote corners. And they now make up nearly 45 percent of Haiti’s underdeveloped public transportation system, according to official estimates.The influx has been a boon for Haitian repairmen. Luckson Jean, a mechanic who works at a motorbike shop on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, said the quality of the Chinese machines is inferior to coveted Japanese brands like Honda and Suzuki. They require a lot of maintenance, he said, and even then, generally only last a couple of years.In the hillside shantytown where he lives alone in a one-room concrete shack, Carel is on his fourth motorcycle since his accident. He says he has nightmares that his job may cost him another limb.“But there’s no other way for me to survive so I keep going as a moto taxi driver even with one leg,” Carel says as he straddles his battered motorbike amid the sounds of sputtering engines on a busy street below. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img “It doesn’t look good,” he said, gesturing at the shattered reflectors and dented red gas tank as he revved the sputtering engine, “but it’s mine.”Cheap motorbikes such as the one that transformed this 24-year-old into an entrepreneur, and cost him his right leg in a 2011 accident, are seen by some as an economic lifeline and by others as a scourge of the streets.The Chinese-made vehicles began to flourish after Haiti’s devastating earthquake of 2010, when foreign aid workers brought them in as part of their disaster-relief efforts. Port-au-Prince now is flooded with the small-engine Jialing, Lifan or Jeely models, which can be bought new for about $800 or leased from middlemen.Motorbikes provide one of the most efficient ways to navigate the unpredictable and rutted streets of the teeming capital. But with regulation largely nonexistent, the combination of inexperienced drivers, general lawlessness and packed roadways has resulted in a big jump in accidents.Dr. Bermann Augustin, an orthopedic surgery resident at the Hospital of the State University of Haiti, found in a recent study that motorbikes were involved in nearly 80 percent of all road accidents that sent patients to Port-au-Prince’s main general hospital between April 2014 and February 2015. Emergency room administrators say they rarely saw victims of such accidents before the quake. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “This has become a big public health problem in Haiti and it’s getting worse,” Augustin said.From her hospital bed in Port-au-Prince, food vendor St. Helene Morissette bitterly describes the accident that fractured her ankle. She was attempting to scurry across a road when a speeding motorbike taxi slammed into her. While she screamed in agony, the driver zipped away without a word.“A lot of these moto drivers are crazy,” Morissette said while her young son rested his head on her shoulder and a daughter counted cash needed to buy medicine.The Haitian National Police says its officers are trying to crack down on unregistered motorbike operators. But with as many as 500,000 motorbikes on the streets in the greater Port-au-Prince area, traffic division Inspector Jean Yves Pierre acknowledged that authorities are struggling to keep up.The appeal of a motorbike is easy to understand in Haiti. Cars and SUVs often cost twice the price of a new vehicle in the United States and, in any case, are out of reach for most people. According to the World Bank, 59 percent of Haitians live on less than $2.44 a day and 24 percent make do with less than half of that.Even so, the Port-au-Prince area is a traffic nightmare, with SUVs, rumbling trucks and colorfully painted bus-pickups known as “tap taps” competing for space. A trip from the airport to the hillside community of Petionville just a few miles (kilometers) away can take two hours by car. On a motorcycle, the fearless can dart through long lines of vehicles and make it in a fraction of the time. Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

Dad says abducted girl is with him update 2

first_imgAn email from the personal account of the father of a four-year-old girl who is suspected of abducting her from outside her kindergarten has been sent to her mother telling her he had the girl and he was spending a week with her, it emerged on Friday.Torkel Grimsrud, 49, is wanted by police for the abduction of his daughter, Marie Eleni outside her kindergarten on Thursday morning.Late on Thursday, police arrested four men, three Cypriots and a Syrian, in connection with the abduction. They were remanded in custody for three days.Police said all four were apprehended in the Nicosia district and are aged 33,39, 44 and 47.A black Range Rover SUV, similar to the one used by the abductors, was found at the home of the Syrian man and was transported to the police HQ where it was undergoing a forensics examination.The court heard that the abduction had been organised by one of the suspects for a fee, who gave the job to the second suspect. The kidnapping was executed by the other two, police said.On Thursday, police issued an arrest warrant for the father after the girl was snatched by two men outside a kindergarten in Dasoupolis.Investigators told the court on Friday that an email had been sent from Torkel Grimsrud’s personal account the previous day to the mother’s, Eleni Ioannou, personal account, informing her that the girl was well and she was with him somewhere in Cyprus. He said he would be spending a week with her before contacting his lawyers to arrange custody.Police said Grimsrud had travelled to the north on April 18 and has not left.Authorities were exploring leads, including children’s clothing and shoes, that looked like the ones the girl wore, found some 300 metres from the kindergarten.All points of entry and exit, as well as the crossing points to the north, have been alerted to be on the lookout.Following the incident on Thursday, Norwegian daily Aftenposten quoted the father’s lawyer as saying that his client was reunited with his daughter and they were doing well.Angelides said they were aware of this report, but it was as yet unconfirmed.The girl was taken outside the school in Dasoupolis at around 8am.Police said two individuals wearing hoods snatched the girl who had just been dropped off by her mother. She was bundled in a black Range Rover, which sped off.A sea, air, and land operation was underway to locate the kidnappers, and a crisis centre has been set up and a number of officers who were off were called in to assist with the operation.The couple were married in 2012 through a civil procedure and the girl was born in Norway in 2013.The couple never lived together permanently and they had joint custody of the child.But there was a rift in 2015 when the dad decided to keep the girl in Norway. His requests were rejected by courts in the Scandinavian country because the girl’s permanent home was in Cyprus.The mother’s lawyer, Larris Vrahimis said the child had always lived in Cyprus after her birth. He told Sigma television that the father was even thinking of transferring his business to Cyprus but that didn’t happen.Marie Eleni spend time in Norway with him and the father paid frequent visits, he said.However, in October, 2015, during a brief visit, he announced to the mother that he was keeping the child in Norway and took away her passport.Ioannou reported the case to police in Cyprus and sought a Cypriot court order for the child’s return. Marie Eleni returned to Cyprus and has been living with her mother since.The father had initiated several legal proceedings in a bid to win custody but Norwegian courts rejected him, pointing out they had no jurisdiction, Vrahimis said.“There is no doubt that the position of the Norwegian authorities is that the child lived in Cyprus and Cypriot courts had jurisdiction,” he added. “Every claim made by the father has been proven wrong.”Vrahimis said following the case in 2015 and the 2016 attempt there was always concern.“There was always fear that he would repeat it. Eventually he did.”Vrahimis said they tried but failed to contact the father’s lawyer after he was quoted by Norwegian media as saying the girl was with Grimsrud.“We have no way of knowing if the news is true,” he said.The Cypriot foreign ministry said it was in contact with the Norwegian foreign ministry in relation with the abduction.Quoting a ministry source, the Cyprus News Agency said they had asked for the Norwegians’ assistance in the case but there was nothing to announce so far.“We acted immediately and we are monitoring the issue,” the source said. Foiled attemptIn February 2016, police averted what they believed was a concrete plan to kidnap the girl then aged three, after they arrested three men from Norway who were crossing from the north.The three, aged 29, 40 and 60 were detained while crossing Ayios Dhometios checkpoint in Nicosia from northern Cyprus to the Republic, after police received a tip-of as to their plan.Enough evidence was found on them to convince the court that there seemed to be a concrete plan in place to kidnap the girl. Nicosia district court remanded them for three days to help police investigations.But police could not find enough evidence to charge the men who were eventually deported.Only this week, the issue of actions that needed to be taken to deal with the growing problem of children from mixed marriages being abducted and taken abroad was discussed at the House human rights committee.In 2016 there were 29 such cases compared with 24 in 2015, with most of the children being taken to Middle Eastern countries via the north.“Parents from third countries, mainly Arabs, but also from the former Eastern bloc, do not cooperate, as their relevant services do not cooperate,” Disy MP Mariella Aristidou told the House during a session that was attended by some of the Cypriot parents of abducted children.” As a result, the problem is growing, and in almost all cases it is impossible to find a solution,” she added.Aristidou said ways need to be found to deal with the situation and the House should give the relevant services powers to stop the abductions. Akel MP Skevi Koutra Koukouma said the problem has been under discussion for more than three years and that the foreign ministry, which has been responsible for dealing with the problem of the abductions since 2014 ‘has done nothing’. Some of the children are now in countries where wars are raging, according to Koukouma.Chrystalla Panayiotou, a mother of two abducted children, said that the government and the relevant authorities are not cooperating with each other, which makes it impossible for parents to get their children back.  She asked for the government to finally set up the dedicated committee that was supposed to have been established four years ago.Panayiotou told the committee she has had no information for the past year about her children who were taken by her Syrian husband when they were 18 months and 4.5 years old. They are now 5 and 9 years old.“Right now, I do not know where my kids are. I am complaining about the Cypriot government. I am a Cypriot citizen and no one supports me,” she concluded.Few abducted children are reunited with their Cypriot parents. It is easier to process cases when dealing with countries that have signed The Hague Convention, which includes all EU member states. Countries that are not part of the convention, such as Middle Eastern countries, do not legally have to cooperate and fall under the responsibility of the foreign ministry, which uses diplomatic means to try to resolve the disputes. 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Hospital overtimes to be regulated by clocking in

first_imgBy Andria KadesA CABINET proposal to ease the overloaded waiting lists in hospitals aims to encourage doctors to work overtime as long as they clock in using time cards, health ministry spokeswoman Maria Lantidou said on Friday.Submitted by Health minister George Pamborides earlier this week, it outlined an ambitious plan to cut down on the waiting lists by the end of March targeting procedures such as orthopaedics and ophthalmology that will help some 5,000 patients.Doctors, however, will have to accept a much contested issue that has caused them to go on strike in the past, which is to use time cards when arriving and leaving work.Their union PASYKI had in the past said this was beneath them as doctors couldn’t stand in line with everyone else.According to Lantidou, implementing the programme will not exceed €770,000 in costs that will actually save the ministry money as overtime pay will be cheaper than outsourcing to the private sector.The ministry, however, will have to first find a way to bridge the gap with doctors as the programme aims to boost productivity during morning hours.For instance, if in an eight-hour-day surgeon is scheduled for five surgeries that take an hour, this leaves three unproductive hours that need to be targeted thus making the ministry’s goal twofold: to boost productivity and have doctors working more hours that are put to good use.On-duty staff will not participate in the programme as they will be dealing with incoming emergency situations.A control committee will be set up, chaired by the hospital chief that will include the hospital department and clinic managers, as well as surgery nurses and managers who will implement the program.The committee’s role will be to make sure the morning overtime hours are utilised, monitor the waiting lists and ensure the smooth running of operations with no clashes in schedules and operating theatres.Doctors’ overtime pay has been plaguing the industry for years, with the troika of international lenders targeting the sector and in 2013, a compromise was reached with PASYKI that said they agreed out of good will, to not receive overtime rates between 3pm and 4.30pm, like they used to.At the time, the Auditor-general said the state overpays doctors in overtime for working weekends or, in some cases, for working past civil service hours or else paying doctors their annual wage, again in overtime.There are 15 different overtime pay scales, depending on doctors’ specialties, a number the ministry sought to reduce so people wouldn’t abuse the system.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo 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

Cyberspace on the agenda of trilateral summit

first_imgThe 5th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit convenes on Thursday in Beer Sheva, with the main themes of discussion Cyberspace and Innovation.The summit will focus on cybersecurity, energy security, digital technology and start-up businesses. The Cyprus issue, regional developments and the Middle East peace process are also on the agenda. The United States are expected to be present in the summit through their Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.Also, according to an announcement by the Presidency of the Republic, President Anastasiades will start in the morning with bilateral meetings and then attend a trilateral tête-à-tête with the leaders.The summit takes place in Beer Sheva’s Cyber Center and the three leaders are expected to adopt a Joint Declaration and oversee the signing of several bilateral and trilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoU).In particular, trilateral MoUs concern cybersecurity and digital technology for smart cities and smart homes. In addition, Cyprus and Israel will sign bilateral MoUs on meteorology and cyber security and a joint declaration on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.The President of Cyprus is accompanied to Israel by the ministers of foreign affairs, and energy and the government spokesman. On the sidelines, a number of bilateral and trilateral ministerial meetings are set to take place.Also on the margins of the summit, a seminar with young entrepreneurs is being held, in the framework of cooperation which is being established with Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the ruling party The Congress is banking on the support of two NCP MLAs and one each of JD(U) and Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) However NCP leader Praful Patel on Sunday said his party had not yet taken any decision on extending support to any particular party in these polls Notably the NCP and the JD(U) MLAs had accompanied Patel when he filed his nomination Chotubhai Vasava MLA of JD(U) has been saying that he will only support those who will give something to his constituency The Congress is also hoping to win back a few of its seven MLAs out of its total 51 in the state Assembly who did not go to Bengaluru and are believed to be close to the Vaghela camp This group includes the veteran leader himself Before Vaghela broke ranks the Congress had 57 MLAs in the 182-member House Six of its MLAs subsequently resigned bringing down the party’s tally to 51 and the effective strength of the house to 176 As per State Election Commission officials a candidate requires one-fourth of the total number of votes plus one to get elected This would mean a contestant has to muster 45 votes The EC officials said the MLAs have to give their preferential votes indicating first choice second third fourth (as per the number of candidates) or they can choose NOTA The BJP with 121 MLAs in the House can easily get its two candidates elected But for the third candidate it has just 31 votes going by the party tally Patel has expressed confidence that he will win "Not just 44 votes but (I) will get much more votes" Patel had told reporters last week Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani however expressed confidence that all the three BJP candidates will win There was also a controversy over NOTA (none of the above) option and the Supreme Court had refused to stay its use in the Rajya Saba polls though both the Congress and the BJP objected to it Shah is camping in Gujarat and strategising on how to make all the three BJP candidates emerge victorious The BJP has called all its MLAs to Gandhinagar for an orientation on how to vote in the Rajya Sabha polls party sources said but the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe did not Rumours about Harrelson joining the cast began at the end of last year" "improved battery life" was the leading answer by a long shot 33% with 16% of respondents the motion saidThe dismissal motion argued that despite having years to prepare the case They also adopted agreements to generate financing to support these efforts and to share the proceeds of the commercialization of genetic materials with the countries of origin 2 weeks of negotiations in Nagoya “Whether I sign the result sheet or I don’t sign it has vowed to challenge the outcome of the March 28 presidential election “If the situation was that bad then it is important to allow the IGP to procure what he wants for the force; he knows where the problems are and he should be allowed to manage his people for the good of the country" he told the justices The justices took the case under advisement Audio of the officer discussing what transpired continues uninterrupted Texas released Tuesday evening includes a number of continuity issues raising questions about whether the video was altered before its release Eric Baumann Prince HarryCredit: PAHe told the Courier-Mail: "Harry loses his cool [on the field]" Obama’s executive actions co-director of the Dream Act Coalition 17"This tax scam will massively increase the deficit Haga picked it up Friday in the Twin Cities and drove it to North Dakota Every breeze garnering nearly 300 signatures Gilbert Carrasquillo—Getty Images Bill Cosby attends the 2014 American Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26Not bad for a town of 8 where are child care centers going to find staff "I will speak to Nitish Kumar and try to persuade him to reconsider this decision the NDA’s support will cross the half-way mark comfortably to reach nearly 63 per cent Because looking much younger than you are not just for a night out partying but every single day really “For two or three fing years Jennyfer Lopez did not open Monday morning in WindomOne Sony worker told MailOnline: We just heard screaming in the canteen the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge The Met Police has confirmed that two people were injured during the attack and one person has been arrested wage insurance protects workers against future losses in earnings too Wage-insurance aficionados argue that the answer to that conundrum is not to try to stop those larger market forces we can’t stick a wrench in the rapid advance of technology but to take the gains that those forces deliver to the larger economy and reinvest them into working Americans’ salariesJason and Laura Henke’s son Bailey had just been found dead inside a Grand Forks apartment buildingTheir son had overdosed on powdered fentanyl"It is still a shock still not real" Jason Henke said"I was clueless I had to have the investigators explain it to us what it was" Laura Henke said The drug was alsonew to police across the Valley and fairly new across the nation as wellInvestigators would eventually learn kids were using it in class"It was surprising especially with children in the community" said Lt Danny Weigel of the UND Police DepartmentLittle did those investigators working Bailey’s case know it would become a career case with prosecutors labeling it Operational DenialOriginally 12 people were chargedProsecutors allege a Columbian drug lord was shipping fentanyl across the country all from the comfort of his prison cell in Canada via the dark web"It has made it a little more difficult form the investigative standpoint but as it continues to evolve law enforcement evolves as well they’ve done a good job of keeping up with it this is how they are getting it how can we combat that" said Lt WeigelNearly three years have gone by since Henke’s death and with all of those charged are doing hard time with the exception of the ring leader who goes to trial next year the case appeared to be almost closedThen a bombshell from prosecutors; nine more arrests and for the first time in US history a Chinese manufacturer busted for allegedly supplying the deadly dose to Bailey"A small case in little Grand Forks North Dakota can catch up and go international I would hope that people who are dealing it ordering or supplying take notice"Weigel saidThe international roundup may send a strong message about the war on drugs Those fighting the battle admit though that the war is far from over"I think it’s a constant battle I’d like to say we have made a lot of great strides but obviously we know there is more out there and we will have to continue to battle those"Weigel saidWhile prosecutors have brought nearly two dozen people to justice it won’t bring back Jason and Laura’s son Bailey "You aren’t going to arrest your way out of it it’s going to take a culture change"Weigel said"I don’t think you can ever move on I think it’s going to live with you everyday just need to cope with it in different ways" Jason Henke saidWhile it is still hard for them to talk about they hope by sharing his story they can save lives"You aren’t Superman the chances are you are going to die" Laura Henke saidWhat remains unclear is if the alleged chinese manufacturer 38-year-old Jian Zhang will be extradited from China to the US to face the charges added: “For legislators to contemplate pension for themselves “The reason they televise these wars is so that you can learn from the mistake of others “We are here debating a subject that the educational system is not teaching and people do not understand it and the federal government of Nigeria do not recognise it” He added that reduction in Antarctic penguins is “affirmation” that the climate is “changing in a real radical way though000) each year from the Women’s Football Development Program starting in 2020 Peace was signed soon afterwards Robert Utne and Jessica Brooks did a great job with the mount and treated it 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