Egyptian forces mistakenly shoot Mexican tourists

first_imgRelated Mexican Foreign Minister in Cairo after 8 tourists killed Pentagon agrees its forces mistakenly targeted a rival local force Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo As many as eight Mexican tourists were killed by Egyptian security forces, who mistook them for militants at the moment there are a lot of questions being asked, but not much clarity on the facts surrounding the incident. Clementine Logan reports.last_img

Officer Mann Awarded State NWTF Wildlife Officer of the Year

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Master Officer Tony Mann, an Indiana Conservation Officer with the DNR Division of Law Enforcement, has been selected as National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Wildlife Officer of the Year for the state of Indiana.The award was presented at the 2018 Indiana State Awards Banquet at Fort Harrison State Park earlier this month.NWTF’s considerations in choosing an award-winner include the full-time law enforcement officer’s case involvement, public relations outreach, and service to the community.Mann serves as a defensive tactics instructor, a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructor, and tree-stand accident investigator.Mann began his career as an Indiana Conservation Officer in 1990, when he was assigned to Boone County, northwest of Indianapolis. Since 1997, the Loogootee resident and Dubois County native has served District 7, where he is assigned to Martin and Dubois counties.Considered the division’s expert on tree-stand safety, he reviews and documents all tree-stand accidents and has done several public service announcements in the last few years on the topic. He also makes frequent personal appearances for DNR Law Enforcement, including Jakes Day events for the NWTF.In 2018, the 28-year veteran received DNR Law Enforcement’s Pitzer Award, which is given to its top overall field officer in the state. Previously, he has been recognized as District 7’s Officer of the Year, Boating Officer of the Year and Hunter Education Officer of the Year.Mann is now eligible for the NWTF National Wildlife Olast_img read more

Ruth A. Meyer

first_imgRuth A. Meyer, age 80 of Oldenburg, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born February 17, 1939 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Opal (Nee Walterman) and Herman Moeller.  She married Lawrence Meyer June 11, 1957 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2013.Ruth was a long time cook for Wagner’s Restaurant, Hillenbrand’s Jawacdah Farm and Cricket Ridge Restaurant.  She also loved playing cards with family and friends.She is survived by her daughters Debra (Brian) Krieger of Oldenburg, Denise (Roger) Hartman of Indianapolis, Darlene Meyer of Bloomington, Indiana; son Doug (Susan) Meyer of Oldenburg, brother Kenny Moeller of Batesville; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and dear friend Pat Kaiser of Oldenburg.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by son Dale Meyer; brother William Moeller and sister Dorothy Meyer.Visitation is Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating and burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Kohli set to receive Polly Umrigar award

first_imgNew Delhi, June 7: Following his phenomenal showing in the past two seasons, India skipper Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, the board announced on Thursday.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Awards recognises and honours the top domestic and international cricketers across all age groups.While Kohli gets top honours in the men’s category, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are set to be maiden recipients of the award for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.To honour one of its finest administrators, the BCCI has rechristened four awards in memory of former board President Jagmohan Dalmiya.The Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy will be presented to the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketer in women’s cricket.The BCCI has also raised the prize money for nine categories by Rs 1 lakh and the revised prize money is Rs 1.5 lakh. IANSlast_img read more

Broward County OESBD receives President’s “E” Award for export service

first_imgHighest award a U.S. organization may receive for expansion of U.S. exportsBROWARD COUNTY, FL – At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. today, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) received the President’s “E” Award for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports. For the past four years, OESBD has been committed to export expansion through its innovative International Trade initiatives that have a broad impact. Revived by President KennedyPresident Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Thus, the “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. The “E Star” was authorized in l969 to recognize “E” Award winners for continued efforts in export expansion. In Washington, DC on behalf of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and County Administration to accept the prestigious award were Broward County’s Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, District 9, and Economic Development Specialist (International Trade) Paola Isaac Baraya. United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross referenced in the award recognition letter that the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S economy and create American jobs. Provides export educationSince 2013, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development has provided education about exporting to more than 3,500 attendees. They have presented over 100 seminars/workshops, as well as host the annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) attracting over 3,300 participants including U.S. businesses and international delegates representing 52 countries. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said, “The Broward County Board of County Commissioners would like to thank the United States Department of Commerce for this remarkable honor and recognition. Our Office of Economic and Small Business Development works diligently to provide meaningful education and information to our local small businesses. The international trade services OESBD provides, such as our annual FITCE Conference and our nationally recognized export readiness seminar, 11 Steps to Exporting, provides useful tools to small businesses to help navigate and demystify the exporting process.” For more information on Broward County’s International Trade and Export Programs or for information on the upcoming FITCE Conference, October 9 – 10, contact the Office of Economic and Small Business Development at 954-357-6400 or OESBDConference@broward.org. Sponsorship packages are now available; please contact Paola Isaac Baraya at 954-357-7894 or pisaac@broward.org for more details. The Office of Economic and Small Business Development The mission of this office is to enhance Broward County’s economy with value-added job creation, business expansion and retention, small business growth, business development, international trade development, export readiness and entrepreneurial training and development. Services are delivered through partnerships with state, local and private sector organizations. Broward County promotes equal access to procurement opportunities for small business enterprises in local and federal small business programs and helps position small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to grow their businesses beyond Broward. Call 954-357-6400 for more information or visit Broward.org/EconDev.last_img read more

RaceBets integration sees Betsafe launch horse racing markets

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Updating the market, Betsson Group European online sports betting subsidiary Betsafe has announced the launch of its horseracing inventory, added to its existing market portfolio.The operator’s new horse racing inventory was added yesterday, with the bookmaker detailing that its customers will be able to bet on ‘over 250,000 races from across the globe every year’.Betsafe management detailed that the company had created its own proprietary horseracing product combined with an experienced horse racing trading team which it had inherited through its December 2016  €35 million acquisition of European racing specialist operator RaceBets.comNicola Fitton, Managing Director, Betsafe, commented on the launch of racing markets “To be a competitive player in markets like the UK and Ireland, it’s imperative to offer a horse racing product, and we’re delighted to be the first Betsson brand to launch horse racing as part of our sportsbook.”Part of Betsson Group’s stable of European sports betting brands, Betsafe has targeted growth within the saturated UK online betting market. Betsafe detailed that it would look to optimise racing markets within the coming weeks, offering best pricing and player promotions. Share Submit Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: 76ers’ Jimmy Butler, Nets’ Jared Dudley fined for Game 4 brawl

first_img NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Trail Blazers extend leads Fortunately for both men, they haven’t been suspended and will be able to play in Game 5 in Philadelphia on Tuesday.The incident began when Embiid swatted hard at Jarrett Allen, which prompted Dudley to shove Embiid. Butler entered the fray to defend Embiid, which resulted in a shoving match that also involved Ben Simmons. Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens discuss Celtics’ sweep of Pacers Both Butler and Dudley were ejected, and Embiid received a Flagrant 1 foul for his role in the scrum.center_img Nets general manager Sean Marks reportedly was infuriated that Embiid didn’t receive a Flagrant 2 foul, which prompted him to burst into the referees’ locker room after the game.That resulted in Marks receiving a $25,000 fine and being suspended without pay for Game 5 of the series.The Nets have one more shot to try and keep their season alive as they currently are down 3-1 in the first-round series to Philadelphia. Fines were handed down to 76ers star Jimmy Butler and Nets forward Jared Dudley for their roles in the fight that broke out in Game 4 of the teams’ series.”Dudley has been fined $25,000 for escalating an on-court incident which spilled into the spectator stands by shoving Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. Butler has been fined $15,000 for escalating it further by then shoving Dudley,” the NBA announced Sunday.last_img read more

Igor Laikert to Represent B&H in Sochi

first_imgB&H alpine skier Igor Laikert will participate at the Winter Olympic games, which will be held from 7-23 February in Sochi.Laikert after completion of primary school in Zenica decided to go in Norway, and to pursue his talent in alpine skiing for big competitions. The last result of Kranjske Gore, where he won the first place, shows that he is in a great shape despite the fact that currently has no sponsors and no any support from the country that he represents.During his carrier, he has achieved many good results in competitions in Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Serbia and B&H.The norm for winter Olympic games he achieved two years ago, and currently he works on maintaining and improving the shape in competitions. He will represent B&H at the winter Olympic games in Sochi, but his aim is to ski faster than ever, said B&H Olympian for Klix.ba. (Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Carvajal, on Campaign’s hand: “Nor does the Committee know when to whistle”

first_imgLack of aim: “We forgive too much in the first part. We have conceded little to the opponent, but they have made us a great goal and in the end it costs us three points.”Barça, ahead: “We were three points up and now we are two down … It is clear that you can not sleep. Now to think about Wednesday, the first leg of a very very hard qualifier. We will try to make a good game to decant the balance in our favor And we will think about Barcelona. “ Campaign Hand: “Not even the Referee Technical Committee knows when to whistle. Sometimes yes, sometimes not … It’s strange. I wouldn’t know. Not even the players themselves know it. To abide by the decisions and to follow.”Fede Valverde: “TWe have to prove that we are a very good team “Sensations: “I have a fever, I am angry because obviously we came to look for victory and we did not get it. We had clear opportunities, we did not realize them and this is what happens to us. They reach us, they mark us and that’s it, we are leaving the game.”Complications for the future: “None. For my part there will be no complication. The matches that come are a very big motivation, we have to change, show people that we are a very good team and go for everything.”Little danger, but goal conceded: “When you play well but you don’t get the victory you stay as bitter as when you play badly and win. This continues, tomorrow there is training and you have to go one hundred percent.”last_img read more

Drought tapping water reserves

first_imgIt’s only three months into 2007, but Suburban Water System customers are turning the tap on a lot more than usual. Consumption is up by 25 percent in March and a little less so far during the first three months, said Garry Hofer, spokesman for Suburban, which serves some of Whittier, La Mirada and several cities in the San Gabriel Valley. “March has gone crazy,” Hofer said. “Already we’ve pumped about 3,000 acre-feet, and that was the entire amount” pumped for all of March last year, he added. It’s all because one of the driest winters in history in Southern California has people relying less on rain and more on tap water to keep their gardens and lawns green. MWD most likely will have to dip into its storage to meet demand, Muir said. The district expects to receive about 2.2 million acre-feet of water from the state water project and the Colorado River, while needing to sell about 2.4million acre-feet of water. MWD is better able to meet these demands because of $250million it has spent in the last 17 years on conservation and storage, Muir said. Some of the agencies that purchase water from MWD, such as Pasadena, and Central Basin and the Upper San Gabriel Valley municipal water districts, also have spent money on increasing conservation. “We’ve learned from the past,” said Art Aguilar, general manager of the Central Basin District, which serves the southeast area of Los Angeles County. “There’s been a lot of work done in the last few years to make sure there’s a lot more reliable supply.” Central Basin also has its own reclaimed waste-water system that provides as much as 10,000 acre-feet of non-drinking water for irrigation and other uses. “Our eventual goal is to have around 25,000 acre-feet,” Aguilar said. Timothy Jochem, general manager for the Upper Basin district that serves much of the San Gabriel Valley, said his district too is trying to encourage conservation. “The program is going at 100percent now,” Jochem said. “We’re continuing to do a toilet program and provide rebates for high-efficiency washing mach- ines. This weekend, we’re starting a new program for weather- based irrigation controllers.” Pasadena also promotes drought-tolerant plants as well as the same irrigation controllers. But even with this new conservation, water utilities in much of the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier, which rely on the underground water supply, probably will have to pay more. Carol Williams, executive officer for the Main San Gabriel Basin Water Master, said it expects to lower the level of water that agencies can pump at no additional cost. “Years ago we had near- record rain and got a terrific water supply that put lots and lots of storm runoff into the basin,” Williams said. “That’s changed now,” she said. “We’re seeing a very low- flow of water in the river. We’ll be relying on more imported water.” Still for Whittier, which has saved up its water rights, this won’t be a problem, said Dave Mochizuki, its public works director. It has banked so much that it’s going to lease out the rights to 3,000 acre-feet of water, Mochizuki said. The lack of rain also is hurting the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, which replenishes water in a large basin in the south Los Angeles area. Normally, it gets about 50,000 acre-feet of water from storm water, but this year, only about 20 percent of that is expected, said Robb Whittaker, the replenishment district general manager. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The area has received 2.5 inches of rain since July 2006. In a normal year 13.2 inches would have fallen during that period. Free storm water that replenishes the local underground basin also is down by about 75percent. But there is some good news, regional water officials say. “We are prepared to meet any additional demands that may be placed on us because of the weather,” said Bob Muir, spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District. “We have more than 2.5 million acre-feet of groundwater and surface water stored. We’re more than prepared to meet demands.” An acre-foot, 326,000 gallons, can be visualized as a football field one foot deep in water. It also is the amount of water used in a year by an average family of five. last_img read more