first_imgReal Madrid to use Bale to beat Man Utd for Pochettino dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are ready to use Gareth Bale as a bargaining chip in talks with Tottenham for manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Daily Star says Spurs want £45million at least in compensation for Pochettino, who is also a top target for Manchester United.Sources close to Real suggest they will give Spurs the first option to buy back the Wales international on the cheap – if it paves the way to lure Poch to Madrid.Certainly, the prospect of Bale, 29, returning to the club he left five years ago for a then-world record £85m would be a tempting one for Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy.Re-signing the three-time Champions League winner – even at a reduced price – would be a significant statement going into their first full season at the new White Hart Lane. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img Town Clerk, Robert Hill, told JIS News that the work is progressing steadily and will continue over the course of the summer into September. Story Highlights Of the total, $3.7 million was provided by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and $11 million by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC). Work continues on the renovation of the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston, where $15 million has been spent to date. Work continues on the renovation of the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston, where $15 million has been spent to date.Of the total, $3.7 million was provided by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and $11 million by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).Works conducted on the historic building, so far, include supply and installation of waterproof membrane on the roof, fitting of countertops and basins in one restroom and four changing rooms, installation of drywall ceiling and sanitary fixtures, termite treatment, and repair of side walls.Town Clerk, Robert Hill, told JIS News that the work is progressing steadily and will continue over the course of the summer into September.“We have completed the procurement procedures for seating, audiovisuals and carpeting, which have been supported by the Office of the Contractor General and, of course, the government procurement guidelines,” he noted.Mr. Hill informed that the KSAMC has been partnering with the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) “every step of the way” to effect the repairs to the 106-year-old building.“We have regular meetings with them (so that) they can raise concerns or (if) there are issues we want to bring up in how we want to move forward with certain things inside the theatre,” he said.Mr. Hill assured that when all works are completed, the Ward Theatre “will be brought back to its former glory for full use”.Meanwhile, the Town Clerk noted that a project to install a sprinkler system at the Red Rose Fish Market and Jubilee Market will have to be revisited with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).“We have to look at that installation process because it is detailed plumbing engineering that is required,” he said.“Our acting city engineer will be getting on that this week. We will have to talk to the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Fire Brigade because it is a pressurised hose system that we need to put in, and we have to get those grades properly,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgRoads, trails, right-of-ways and seismic lines have changed the landscape where caribou live. This makes them vulnerable to predators, such as wolves, bears and cougars. The Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund will help to disrupt these lines of sight and travel – through reforestation, fencing, fertilization and other measures – to restore the caribou’s habitat and to decrease predatory attacks.“We are pleased that the Province has chosen to partner with us to help recover lost caribou habitat,” said Brian Springinotic, chief executive officer, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. “The goals of the provincial caribou recovery efforts directly align with the foundation’s mandate to improve conservation outcomes for British Columbia’s wildlife.”The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Province are working to finalize program details.Since its inception in 1981, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has invested over $170 million in grant money to more than 2,500 conservation projects in B.C., with the goal to restore, maintain or enhance native fish and wildlife populations and habitats. KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has been granted $2 million to aid in caribou habitat restoration, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced during his address at the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s annual conference.“There was about 40,000 caribou in B.C. in the early 1900s. Today, there are only about 19,000 caribou left,” said Donaldson. “We need to do whatever we can to help enhance and recover caribou habitat to rebuild the numbers of this iconic species.”The Province is creating a comprehensive caribou recovery program that includes engagement with Indigenous communities, industry, recreationists and the public. The program is intended to conserve and recover populations of the 54 caribou herds in British Columbia. Caribou habitat restoration is a key component of recovery efforts.last_img read more

By Mohamed LakdaliRabat – One cannot spend a day in Fez without being bombarded by shocking local news.In recent years, Fez has been the locus of a number of horrendous incidents. The recent story of an 11-year-old boy being thrown out of a moving bus by a ticket collector is just the tip of the iceberg. This incident is only one of the myriad of reoccurring events that take place in this beautiful city. Indeed, such things push us to question whether we are living in the 21st century or the dark ages. Are people really so cruel and inhumane? Even if the little boy had not paid for his ticket, is there any justification for throwing him out of a moving bus? No, it is not legitimate in a civilized society. Perpetrating such atrocities has nothing to do with humanity. Hearing such gut-wrenching news really makes Fezi’s blood run cold and makes us feel uneasy in our city. This is not the first time the citizens of the city have had a complaint about the bad services of the transportation company. Citizens repeatedly suffer from the misconduct of ticket collectors, mainly women and children who cannot afford paying a ticket. Is this abusive behavior all because of three dirhams?As hard as one may try to avoid hearing such disconcerting news, one cannot escape it. For instance, a month and a half ago, three German tourists were attacked by drugged bandits. Is that how Morocco will draw 20 million tourists to Morocco by 2020? Such reckless and unlawful behavior does nothing but stain the reputation of Fez and Morocco as a whole.Among the many other horrendous stories is that of a cab driver being assaulted and robbed of his car and all his belongings. Hearing news like this renders life unlivable and unbearable in this bittersweet city. Behaviors like these impair the status of the city, day in day out. People no longer feel safe and secure, for fear that they might be attacked or robbed. By half past eight or 9PM, most streets are semi-empty. What does this imply? I am afraid to say that the security aspect plays a crucial role in what the city has become.Hooliganism and vandalism is another issue that plagues city inhabitants, especially those who live near the football stadium or on the way to the stadium. Every match that takes place in the spiritual capital leads to significant damage caused either by the Maghreb Association Sportive de Fez (MAS) supporters or the opponent team’s supporters. This really upsets people whose properties are vandalized, mainly the cafe owners and business owners. In addition to this, parked cars are often wrecked with stones, and passers-by, mainly girls, are harassed.Notwithstanding all this Fez is really a good city. However, if we want to elevate the status of this city, all citizens, from children, to taxi drivers, to salespeople, to passer-by in the streets, to people in public office, should change our attitudes, refuse to accept the status quo, and work toward changing the mentality that allows these atrocities to occur.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

“Indigenous peoples are either sidelined or marginalized” when authorities legislate on water, which is considered a resources for economic gain, and the right of indigenous peoples to “original ownership” of water is ignored, said Valmaine Toki, a member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from New Zealand.“Policies implemented by governments do not include an indigenous perspectives to water, rather what we see are examples of mismanagement, allocation to intensive agriculture practices and extractive industries… which obviously results in pollution of waterways, ecosystems and livelihoods causing detriment and harm to indigenous people,” she said.“Indigenous voices call strongly for their rights to be recognized not only within management, but also the ownership and governance of water.”Bertie Xavier, a member of the forum from Guyana, called for concerted efforts by States, organisations and UN agencies to draft a development strategy to protect the world’s resources, particularly among indigenous communities.Stressing the importance of conserving water sources for indigenous communities, Tia Oros Peters, a Native American, spoke of the world becoming “dry and barren” as a results of humanity’s unsustainable use of water. She described the trend as “aquacide, the killing of water. We cannot survive if water is dead,” said Ms. Peters.“If indigenous people are unable to go the springs where our people first emerged from, if they are unable to go to inland lakes, the salt seas, where we give prayers and offering… the people die, the culture dies, the identity, a history, a knowledge that is linked to a place and to a life way, and to a world philosophy that is linked to a water way. That dies.“That kills the ability of a people to perpetuate their self-determination and to continue to evolve their culture.” 23 May 2011Indigenous communities are often not consulted when decisions are made on the use and management of water sources, despite the fact the access to the resource is vital for their cultural vitality and resilience, delegates attending the United Nation forum on indigenous issues said today. read more

A leading human rights group has said that a human rights report on Sri Lanka is weak and misleading.Amnesty International said that the annual human rights report for 2018 released this year, gives a misleadingly positive impression of progress in human rights in Sri Lanka. Amnesty International noted that the scale and scope of impunity for Government forces is significantly understated. For enforced disappearances, the US report cites a U.N. report for the number of outstanding disappearances as 5,859 and a Sri Lankan Government agency’s list of approximately 20,000 missing, but fails to mention the Sri Lankan Government’s own estimate in 2016 of at least 65,000 disappearances, Amnesty International said.The U.N. has described some of the violations committed by both sides during the war as constituting war crimes or crimes against humanity. “The report does describe some abuses that occurred last year (including unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention and harassment of human rights defenders) and says that impunity for conflict-era abuses persisted,” Amnesty International said. “In fact, Sri Lanka’s overall lack of progress has resulted in the U.N. Human Rights Council passing two subsequent resolutions (the first in 2017 and the second in March of this year), with each one requiring ongoing monitoring by the U.N. of Sri Lanka’s implementation of its human rights commitments for another two years,” Amnesty International said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld acknowledged that it sent its own workers to infiltrate an animal rights group which opposed the practices of the theme park.The development comes months after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused a SeaWorld employee of trying to incite violence while posing as a fellow animal rights activist.SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby vowed Thursday to end the practice, but said that it had sent its employees to protect the safety of its employees and customers.“We recognize the need to ensure that all of our security and other activities align with our core values and ethical standards,” Manby said.However, the company refused to say who had authorized the infiltration, how long it had been going on, or how many workers were used to infiltrate animal rights groups or other opponents. SeaWorld spokeswoman Aimee Jeansonne Becka cited the confidential nature of its security practices.The employee at the centre of the accusations by PETA, Paul McComb, is still employed by SeaWorld but working in another department, the company said Thursday.PETA said last summer that its own investigation revealed that McComb, a human resource worker, attempted to incite protesters and had posted incendiary comments on social media while masquerading as an animal-rights activist since 2012.PETA officials said Thursday that SeaWorld’s refusal to fire McComb shows that it condones corporate spying. The group has been especially vocal in its criticism of SeaWorld since the 2013 documentary, “Blackfish,” suggested the treatment of captive orcas provokes violent behaviour.Park attendance dropped after the release of the documentary, which chronicled events at the park leading up to the death of a SeaWorld trainer in 2010.“The tawdry orca sideshows and despicable spying tactics are sinking SeaWorld’s ship,” said Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice-president.SeaWorld could face civil, and even criminal, legal exposure depending on the information it obtained from McComb about PETA and what the company did with the information, said Sharon Sandeen, a law professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.If any information SeaWorld got from McComb met the definition of a trade secret — it was secret, had value because it was secret and there was an effort by PETA to keep it secret — then PETA could have a claim of trade secret misappropriation, she said.“PETA would have to identify information that they said was misappropriated,” Sandeen said. “They would have to show they had policies in place to keep the information secret.”SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is hiring Freeh Group International Solutions to review oversight and controls over its security practices. The firm was founded by former FBI director, Louis Freeh.Shares of the company plunged more than 11 per cent. FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, four killer whales leap out of the water while performing during SeaWorld’s Shamu show in San Diego. SeaWorld is acknowledging that it sent a worker to infiltrate animal rights groups who opposed the theme park. SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby said Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, that the company will no longer use the practice to spy on opponents. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File) SeaWorld acknowledges planting worker in animal rights group by Mike Schneider, The Associated Press Posted Feb 25, 2016 10:55 am MDT Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs the ball during a game against the Baltimore Ravens Nov. 10. The Bengals lost, 20-17.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) overcame a dismal start to defeat the Cleveland Browns (4-6), 41-20, Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.After falling behind 13-0, Cincinnati scored 31 points straight points in the second quarter with the help of blocked punt and fumble return touchdowns.Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton threw two first quarter interceptions, both to Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden. The second was returned for a touchdown, and it looked like the Bengals were on the verge of losing their third straight game.On Cleveland’s next possession, veteran linebacker James Harrison intercepted quarterback Jason Campbell and bulled his way into the endzone. An illegal block in the back negated the touchdown but gave Cincinnati the ball at Cleveland’s 22-yard line. That set up Dalton’s 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham.Bengals safety Shawn Williams tipped a Spencer Lanning punt on the ensuing Browns drive, giving the Bengals excellent field position.Cincinnati wide receiver Mohamed Sanu connected with running back Giovani Bernard on a trick play for 25 yards. Three plays later, Sanu was on the receiving end, hauling in a six-yard touchdown from Dalton.Another blocked Lanning punt, this time by safety Tony Dye, would be returned by Dye for a touchdown.The Bengals would capitalize on another Browns mistake, with linebacker Vontaze Burfict striping the ball from Chris Ogbonnaya and returning it for a touchdown, making the score 28-13. A Mike Nugent field goal at the end of the half would give the Bengals a franchise record 31 points in the second quarter.The Bengals were able to overcome another rough outing by Dalton, who passed for only 93 yards on 27 attempts. His two interceptions give him eight in his last three games.Nonetheless, Cincinnati saw more than its share of big plays on special teams to help push them over the top.The Bengals have proved that their defense can carry them at home, where they are now 5-0.But on the road, where they are 2-4, they will need to get more out of their third year quarterback.Cincinnati is off next week, but is scheduled to return to action Dec. 1 at San Diego. read more

first_imgSasha Martinengo wrote: “Hi all. Got a msg from @RichardHammond. He is fine. He has a broken leg and needs knee surgery. He might fly home for the procedure”.A statement issued by the programme on Saturday afternoon said Mr Hammond was “conscious and talking” following the crash, and had climbed out of the car himself before it burst into flames.  car that was involved in a crash where Richard Hammond escaped serious injury Hammond losing control on this hillside bendCredit:Nature Pictures/YouTube The charred remains of Hammond’s car Credit:Freuds car crashing into a fence on the side of the road where Richard Hammond escaped serious injury Richard Hammond has apologised to his wife after crashing a supercar while filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland.The presenter injured his knee after the car veered off the road and down a grass verge while filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland. The host was taking part in a hill climb race on Saturday when the vehicle,  a £2 million electric supercar, spun off the road, crashing down a hill. The former BBC presenter published a video on drivetribe.com from his hospital bed, where his leg is propped up and supported by a brace.  Hammond was filming for The Grand Tour when the crash happenedCredit: Freuds  the car that was involved in a crash where Richard Hammond escaped serious injury, in Switzerland “Nobody else was in the car or involved in the incident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their quick response.”The 47-year-old presenter was in a coma for two weeks and suffered serious head injuries after a jet-powered car he was driving for Top Gear crashed in 2006. The statement said he was “flown by air ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture in his knee.  He was also injured in a motorbike crash while filming in Mozambique earlier this year. The second series of the Amazon Prime show was due to be broadcast in October this year. Fans speculated online that the crash might mean this could be delayed.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In the video, entitled “I’m not dead”, he thanks medical staff for treating him and apologises to his wife Mindy and daughters Izzy and Willow. He adds that he should be having an operation on the leg later this afternoon giving him a “Swiss army knee”. A tweet sent by a friend on Sunday morning confirmed that he had suffered a broken leg and needs surgery.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedU.S. approves flights to Cuba by six American carriersJune 11, 2016In “latest news”Electronic devices banned on some US flightsMarch 21, 2017In “World”New passenger security checks on US-bound flightsOctober 25, 2017In “latest news” An Emirates Airlines ticket desk stands empty at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson(Reuters) Emirates [EMIRA.UL], the largest international airline by passenger traffic, said on Wednesday it was cutting flights on five U.S. routes after restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration on some air travel had weakened demand.Since taking office, Trump has twice signed executive orders banning refugees and citizens from some Muslim-majority countries from visiting the United States. Although both moves were blocked by U.S. judges, some travelers have been deterred.The U.S. administration also introduced new security measures in March banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from being taking into aircraft cabins on direct flights to the United States from several Middle East locations.“The recent actions taken by the U.S. government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the U.S.,” an Emirates spokeswoman said.Detailing changes to flight schedules, she said: “This is a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand to the U.S.”Direct flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando would drop to five a week in May from daily flights, while Seattle and Boston flights would be reduced to a daily service in June from two flights a day, the statement said.Twice daily Los Angeles flights would also be reduced in July to one a day, it added.(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Edmund Blair) read more

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next John Cena TheCyberZon Vin Diesel Charlize Theron WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articlescenter_img New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions John Cena Addresses WWE Future After Super Show-Down Victory Videos Articles John Cena prepares for his WWE comeback in MayWWE star John Cena has posted a clip to his official Twitter account on Saturday morning showing his preparation for his return to the ring on the upcoming Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW on May 30 in Green Bay.Shoulder range is solid. Ready to come back HOME! @TapouT @WWE @WWEUniverse #NeverGiveUp #ShowYourGrit see u May 30! pic.twitter.com/ECj3EEnbAA— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 30, 2016WWE: The 100 Greatest Matches book coming this MayDK Books have released a preview of the upcoming book release “WWE: 100 Greatest Matches” that is available starting on May 10.“Experience the action, struggle, and epic glory of the 100 greatest matches in WWE history! With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, WWE: The 100 Greatest Matches brings together the absolute best, most memorable and stunning matches in WWE history! Relive the excitement with this massive hardcover book, and discover if your favorite matches make the cut.”Preview for WWE Payback tomorrow night in ChicagoWWE has released a video hyping the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between champion Roman Reigns and challenger AJ Styles tomorrow night in Chicago. Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE Payback 2016 starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) along with brief updates on Twitter via @wrestleview. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook More like 100 of what THEY think are the greatest matches based on nothing but personal opinion & revisionist history. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. 1 COMMENT Twitter May 1, 2016 at 8:30 am Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded John Cena Is Done With The WWElast_img read more

first_imgLONG BEACH — Razor clam digging on Long Beach Peninsula and the other Washington beaches is closed for the season.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced razor clams sampled on Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks beaches exceed marine toxin levels set by state public health officials.“Based on the most recent toxin tests, razor clams will not be safe to eat for the remainder of the month,’’ said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager.Domoic acid levels at Long Beach increased from 19 parts per million on April 23 to 41 parts per million on May 2. Twin Harbors domoic acid level was 36 parts per million.The safety threshold is less than 20 parts per million.Razor clam season routinely closes by the end of May, when the clams begin to spawn. The next season will begin in the fall, when the older clams have recovered from spawning and a new generation begins to grow behind the sand.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — Senate Democrats have passed three revenue bills that are part of a budget deal for Washington state that has not yet been made public.But the fact that they voted on the measures late at night angered open government advocates, who have for years criticized lawmakers for working when people aren’t watching and not giving people time to review details on key legislation.Budget writers in the Democratic-led House and Senate announced Thursday afternoon they had reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year state budget, but that it wouldn’t be made public until details were finalized, likely Saturday.But late Thursday night, the Senate brought up a tax bill that was part of their original plan, a change to the real estate excise tax that they have reconfigured and say will bring in about $600 million dollars over the next four years.They passed it on a 26-22 vote after 11 p.m.“The more we save to the end, the later we go at night, which nobody wants to do,” said Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane.last_img read more

first_img Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jun 2015 – Statement from RTCIPF – Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating the circumstances surrounding an Attempted Robbery and shooting in Five Cays overnight.About 12:58AM (Saturday 06 June 2015), police were called to Granny Hill following reports of two males being armed with firearms who tried to rob a male.Police officers on patrol nearby responded and were confronted by two masked who pointed firearms at the officers. As a result of that confrontation, one of the masked males sustained a gunshot injury. The other masked male escaped on foot.Emergency services were contacted and efforts were made by Medics to administer medical treatment while being transported to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. The male suspect was pronounced dead some time later at Cheshire Medical Centre.The male suspect identity is known to police but his identity will not be disclosed until next of kin has been notified.A crime scene was established along Granny Hill and police are conducting a full investigation into this incident.Due to the serious nature of this incident, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. James Smith has contacted the Royal Cayman Police Force to conduct an independent investigation into this incident. The special investigators will be arriving in Provo this Monday June 08th 2015.Police are appealing for public assistance into this incident and are urging anyone who has any information that could assist police, to come forward.Reporting suspicious activities might help the Police identify a suspect or a crime trend. For activities in progress, call 911. Otherwise, call the Police at 941-3327 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800-(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Please visit our web site at www.tcipolice.tc or www.facebook.com/RTCIPF for more information. Related Items:attempted robbery, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, five cays, granny hill, james smith, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, shooting TCI Police Investigate shooting in Providenciales; two escape injury Recommended for you Police involved shooting in Lewis Yard, details scantlast_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott spoke about the state’s addiction to opioids during a South Florida stop on Wednesday, hours after he declared a public health emergency.Scott’s announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a national opioid epidemic.Scoot signed an executive order that will allow the state to draw more than $27 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services.The governor spoke about the pressing issue at Rick Case Kia in Sunrise. “I had them declare the emergency. On top of it, the Trump administration has been helpful. They’ve allocated resources to us,” he said.In addition to declaring a public health emergency, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip will issue a standing order for Naloxen, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, ensuring first responders have immediate access to the lifesaving drug.Scott’s appearance at Rick Case Kia was the latest stop on his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. “What I’m going to try to do is continue to listen to people,” he said. “There’s no easy answer to this, no easy answer on drug abuse.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teenager who went missing while visiting Paris, France, has been found safe.Tariq Aleem Shabazz, who lives with his family in the Kendall area, was on vacation in Europe with his mother, Adelee Cabrera, and his younger brother. Last week the 17-year-old left their hotel room and did not return.“My son left the hotel on Wednesday night, the night before we were scheduled to go home,” said Cabrera during a phone interview. “He packed both bags and left the hotel, and left a note basically saying that he was sorry for hurting us but now he was leaving, and we haven’t heard from him since.”Cabrera said her son’s note caught the family off guard. She said she wanted her son to know he’s loved.“If he felt like he’s not loved, or if he felt like he was not cared for, that’s not the reality,” she said. “There’s a lot of people out there that have been posting and reposting, and everyone is looking for him, wishes him well and wants him to come home.”Cabrera said the U.S. Embassy in Paris notified her that there had been sightings of her son since his disappearance.The mother of three had been passing out fliers around the French capital. Monday afternoon, Cabrera confirmed via Facebook that her son had been located.“I am eternally grateful for the love, outpouring of support from family, friends, ELIOR, STARR, French authorities, the embassy and all of the wonderfully kind strangers that have been with me throughout this trying time,” she wrote in her status.Cabrera did not specify where her son was located.She went on to ask for privacy for the family. “During this time it will be difficult to answer questions and comments, but please know I could not have done this without everyone’s messages of hope and community. Thank you again,” she wrote.Shabazz attends Coral Reef High School, where he is a drama student.In addition to the U.S. Embassy, international agencies and even private investigators searched for the teen.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgAsbury’s United Methodist Church, 926 11th Street, NW, will hold a two day annual Women’s Day Celebration on Oct. 17-Oct. 18, starting  at 8:30 a.m. The celebration will include an Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, themed: Tongues of Women for Peace and Racial Justice. The cost for breakfast is $15. On Oct. 18 the celebration will include a Social Justice: Women Committed, themed worship service featuring Rev. Adrienne Terry, Christ United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., a repast following worship at 12:30 p.m. and  a concert at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at 202- 628-0009.last_img

first_imgBALURGHAT: The district administration will make tight security arrangements on the day of election slated on April 23 here. The officials have assured polling personnel to not to worry over security reasons.According to the administrative officials, the safety and security of polling officers on duty is the highest priority of the Election Commission of India. Recently, the polling personnel during the training urged the administrative officials to look into the matter seriously so that the elections are conducted smoothly here. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDistrict Information and Cultural Officer and Nodal Officer of district media cell Shantanu Chakraborty told the Millennium Post: “In various parts of Bengal and in South Dinajpur, there have been apprehensions about the security of the polling officials. I assure there shall be adequate security arrangements at the polling stations under the direct control of the Election Commission of India to ensure proper security and safety of the presiding, polling and all other polling personnel associated with the election process and deputed during the elections here.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe election observers have made frequently visits to oversee the election preparedness in seven assembly constituencies, including Balurghat, Tapan (ST), Kumarganj, Kushmandi (SC), Gangarampur (SC), Harirampur and Itahar (North Dinajpur). Chakraborty said the Central observers might seek information on the poll preparedness across the district from the administrative officials. According to the senior officials, concrete steps will be immediately taken following any grievances by any political party while campaigning or during any poll related issues. District Election Officer and district magistrate Deepap Priya P said instructions have been given to the district administrative officials to cooperate with the observers all along to ensure smooth and fair election in the district. A high-level meeting with administrative officials, various political party representatives along with police personnel was convened to work hand-in-hand to ensure free and fair poll in the district. The district police and the BSF are jointly conducting search operations. An alert has been sounded for the 11 sensitive check-posts of the district covering Hili, Raghunathpur, Patiram, Gangarampur, Rampur, Tapan and Buniadpur. Strict vigilance is being maintained at bus depots, railway platforms and public places. Passengers travelling in long-distance buses and trains are being checked and interrogated thoroughly.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel allegedly didn’t allow Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) staff members to removeBJP’s flex and banners from the Metro station on Saturday. As per the election procedure, political parties cannot put up any flex, banner or any kind of campaign materials on government office premises or on any government owned asset. As the metro station is the property of Indian Railways, no political campaign Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamatamaterials is allowed within the premises. But, some BJP supporters reportedly put up flax and banners within the Chandni Chowk metro station premises, which the RPF or the metro authorities did not remove. After KMC came to know about such banners, concerned department was instructed to remove any political campaign flex or banner from there. While KMC staff had gone to remove the banners and flex, they were reportedly stopped by the RPF. It is alleged that some RPF personnel had physically harassed some of the KMC staff. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateLater, the KMC staff had to back off. Immediately, the situation was narrated to the senior officials of KMC which was later conveyed to Mayor Firhad Hakim. After the Mayor came to know about the harassment faced by KMC staff, he strongly expressed his displeasure. Later, he informed Kolkata Police and Election Commission about the incident. Though KMC staff are alleging about harassment, metro railway denied the allegations and claimed that no such incident had taken place.last_img read more

first_imgShe went by the stage name Bonnie Jo Mason when she released her first solo single in 1964.The burgeoning diva also took on her mother’s name, Georgia Holt. When she met Sonny, they experimented with calling themselves Caesar & Cleo.Cher…the background singerBe My Baby is one of the most played songs of all time. It’s been on radio and TV more than 3.9 million times.What you might not know is the Ronettes had a back-up singer by the name of Cherilyn.The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was as popular as Game of Thrones is todayThis variety show, airing in the 70s, was a phenomenon.After network executives saw the duo’s chemistry on The Merv Griffin Show, they decided to give them their own TV program.It drew 30 million weekly viewers, something only matched by something like Game of Thrones today.Thelma & Louise could have been very differentCher turned down the part of Thelma in Thelma & Louise.She wanted, instead, to appear in the 1990 film Mermaids.The powerful celeb had so much power on the set of Mermaids, she allegedly got the director replaced – twice.Also, her daughter in the film Charlotte was initially cast with Emily Lloyd. When the diva made a complaint that she couldn’t play her daughter because she was too fair-haired and Winona Ryder replaced her.This was a little ironic considering all of her real life children are blond/fair.Spending time in an orphanageCher was forced to spend many weeks in an orphanage as a child.She remembered having to keep her shoes together rubber bands. The two moved all over the country.But eventually, she started her career along with her little sister as an extra on TV shows like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.It was Sonny that was the uncool oneIn The First Time, Cher’s book, she says she saw tastes moving towards heavier rock music.However, her husband Sonny insisted they keep their clean-cut image and sound.It didn’t go well for them, and they lost a lot of their huge fanbase.Cher and Meryl Streep fought off a mugger in New York CityCher and Meryl Streep are about to star in Mamma Mia 2, but they go way back.One time in New York City, the two superstar icons fought off a mugger who was attacking a young girl. Cher is one Tony award away from completing the EGOT.A musical based on her life has been confirmed for a Broadway run in the fall.This eponymous diva won an Oscar in 1988 for Moonstruck, a Grammy in 2000 for Believe, and an Emmy for variety special The Farewell Tour.The Cher Show will be at the Neil Simon Theater. She won’t be acting, sadly, but she’ll be producing which makes her eligible.She helped pioneer modern musicBelieve made history for a lot of reasons. It meant she was the oldest woman to have a number song at the age of 52.It also marked the longest span between number one songs for any artist. Dark Lady hit the top spot in 1974 and Believe hit the same milestone in 1999.But also it pioneered the use of auto-tune in music. While controversial at the time, it changed modern music as we see today.Cher is the only artist to have a number one song for six consecutive decades Cher could have been Cleo…?Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on 20 May 1946, but she’s had plenty of different names. Cher just announced an Australian tour and people aren’t copingCher recounts the time she and Meryl Streep saved a woman from being assaultedCher reveals tracklisting for her ABBA covers albumRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/weird-facts-biggest-diva-cher/ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘Someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man,’ Streep said.‘Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.’Cher’s house is so big, she has rooms she doesn’t know aboutWe know the mansions in Los Angeles are big. But did you know Cher once lived in a house that sold recently for $180 million?It was so big, you couldn’t possibly have enough stuff to fit in it.The Dark Lady herself found this out.‘The day I moved out of my house in Holmby Hills,’ she told US Weekly, ‘I found a room I never knew existed.’Cher could get her EGOT this year GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Cher is an icon, and this is why In 2011, Cher became the only artist in history to have a number one song on a Billboard chart for six consecutive decades.She topped the Hot 100 in the 60s, 70s and 90s, the Adult Contemporary chart in the 80s, and the Dance/Club Play Songs chart in the 2000s and 2010s.Closer to the Truth, her last album, was also her highest-charting solo album ever.What an icon.On her 70th birthday, here are 70 things we love about Cherlast_img read more