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PM-VISIT 2 LAST

first_imgDuring the Vietnam visit both countries may announce newDuring the Vietnam visit both countries may announce new oil exploration projects for which negotiations were going on. The South China Sea issue may figure in the talks.China wants India to refrain from undertaking oil exploration in the Vietnamese blocks in order to ensure “peace and stability” in the South China Sea.At the 14th India-ASEAN summit on September 8, Modi is expected to pitch for expanding trade ties with the powerful grouping besides enhancing overall cooperation.India-ASEAN trade and investment relations have been growing steadily, with ASEAN being New Delhis fourth largest trading partner. The annual trade registered an average growth of 22 per cent per annum in the decade upto 2011-12, but has stagnated thereafter.It stood at approximately USD 76.53 billion in 2014-15. The two-way investment flows are also substantial, with ASEAN accounting for approximately 12.5 per cent of investment flows into India since 2000.FDI inflows into India from ASEAN between April 2007 and March 2015 was about USD 32.44 billion. ASEAN members include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.The ASEAN summit will be followed by 11th East Asia Summit which is likely to deliberate on issues relating to security and threat of terrorism.The leaders at East Asia Summit are expected to discuss the situation in South China Sea and as well as a host of other issues.East Asia Summit is a forum for cooperation between various countries of the region with ASEAN and includes Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the US, in addition to the ten ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries. PTI MPB SKadvertisementlast_img read more

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17 days agoEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FC

first_imgEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FCby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard is part-owner of Dagenham & Redbridge FC.Howard, 40, who made 414 appearances for the Blues across a decade-long stint between 2006-16 – more than any other player from outside the British Isles – played the final game of his professional career on Sunday in Colorado Rapids’ 3-1 defeat to Los Angeles.With his playing days now over, Howard looks poised to be casting his eyes back across the Atlantic on a more regular basis to National League club Dagenham & Redbridge where he has been part of their US-based Trinity Sports Holdings ownership team for the past year, says the Liverpool Echo.The club, who were only formed in 1992 after a merger between Dagenham FC and Redbridge Forest, spent nine years in the Football League between 2007-16 but are currently in the National League and finished 18 out of the 24 clubs in the division last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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A New School Has Emerged In The Race For Country’s No. 1 Overall Recruit

first_imgKayvon Thibodeaux runs drills in a campThe No. 1 overall recruit in the 2019 class is likely a couple of months away from making a decision on where he’ll be playing his college football. Here’s the latest on his impending decision.A new school appears to be emerging in the race.USC is believed to be the favorite to land the five-star, but another Pac-12 school is starting to get some love.  The Ducks are in play.Thibodeaux says Oregon is making a “big move.”Oregon is making big move? #M19HTYOREGON ?— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) June 1, 2018USC, LSU and Florida State are the schools with predictions on 247Sports’ “Crystal Ball.” Oregon doesn’t have any predictions yet, but that could change soon.The five-star defensive lineman has said he plans on making his final decision later this summer. We’re probably a couple of months away from a decision.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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The Fumo wallet carries your phone, money, cards and cigarettes

first_img Repurpose Your Baseball Glove Into a Wallet With the Pastime Custom Program Editors’ Recommendations How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze For some of you, smoking is a habit that can’t be broken, and if that’s the case, carrying around cigarettes may cramp your style. Cigarette boxes are bulky, cigarette cases add another thick layer to put in your pocket, especially when you already need to keep your phone and wallet in there, and putting them in your wallet can leave them crushed or broken. Now there’s an accessory that holds your money and credit cards, phone and cigarettes, so you can keep it all in your back pocket. Handcrafted from premium vegetable-tanned Italian leather, the Fumo by Pufftec, according to its makers, “combines the elements of style and sophistication into an original wallet & rolling case, designed specifically for the iPhone 6. The device mounts on the wire holders, ensuring full access to the buttons and ports. The facing side is the wallet – the sleek card pockets, long vertical pocket, as well as the two side cash pockets, and perhaps anything else you’d like to store in there, makes this case a replacement for your everyday wallet or a very convenient auxiliary wallet.”Additionally, and this is a really cool feature for all of you who hand roll your cigarettes, the Fumo also features a rolling station: “Fashioned from our favorite green Italian leather, the rolling paper dispenser fits up to King Size papers.  Conceived to be enjoyed anywhere, the Makizara, “rolling dish” in Japanese, is a quintessential concept behind many of our products.  Blend your smoke of choice in the Makizara, and provide a simple, stylish, and enjoyable way to transfer your plant into your rolling paper.”The Fumo is an ideal wallet for smokers of all sorts, and it’s not just sleek and stylish, it holds everything you need in there.The Fumo, $300 at pufftec.com. The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivitylast_img read more

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Visions Voices with Medium Tania Thomas

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Medium Tania Thomas will be bringing her live show, Visions & Voices to the Lido theatre, Thursday, April 4th.Thomas is an internationally known Spiritual Medium and Intuitive Life Coach. Thomas believes that each person should leave her session or live event feeling better than they did when they first walked in.Visions & Voices event will feature selected readings by Thomas alongside the music of the Sarah Smith Musical Duo. This evening is said to be uplifting, inspiring and comforting. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show ends at 9:30 pm “Events such as these very often create a deeper sense of community. People are involved in the very personal aspects of private stories and the empathy is incredible,” said Thomas “Friendships are made, supports are discovered and people learn that it’s ok to cry, it’s ok to be honest in grief and to allow others the opportunity to offer support.”Thomas shares she is a natural born medium, with a “give it as I get it” motto allowing the words that your loved ones wish to say to come forward unfiltered and true. Thomas’s intention is to change the way that you view life following physical death.  To bring some comfort, reminders of small joys and direction to your life as you move through the grief.For a link to the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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SecretaryGeneral praises Asian regional bodys efforts against crime conflict

16 August 2007The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has emerged as a key regional forum for tackling the threats posed by terrorism, drug trafficking and conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the seventh summit of heads of State of the six-member grouping today. In a message delivered on his behalf by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe, Mr. Ban praised the participants at the summit – taking place in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan – for their willingness to work together at a time when so many major international problems transcend national borders. “You have been at the forefront of efforts to strengthen mutual trust, dialogue and cooperation in a large part of Asia,” he said. “Your Member States have launched concrete projects and developed important frameworks for addressing security in all its dimensions – political, military, economic and environmental. “You are demonstrating an active commitment to fighting the global scourge of terrorism – by taking important political, legal and operational measures against this existential threat; by recognizing that terrorism hurts all nations, large and small, and takes its toll on people of every income, culture and religion.” Formed in the Chinese city of the same name in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, six nations with a combined population of about 1.5 billion, or a quarter of the global total. Mr. Ban’s message welcomed the way the Organization has begun initiatives to improve access to technology, boost investment and trade, and develop infrastructure – measures he said would help to “counter the negative trends of separatism and extremism.” The Secretary-General added that he was delighted by the close working contacts that the grouping has now established with several United Nations entities and said he looked forward to even closer collaboration in the future. read more

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SP cuts Sri Lanka outlook to negative on funding pressures

Pressure may ease if Wickremesinghe wins a loan from the International Monetary Fund, S&P said. With few alternative funding sources, the nation’s ruling coalition partners will probably cooperate to implement proposed tax increases, political risk analysts at Eurasia Group said this week. (Colombo Gazette) Standard & Poor’s cut Sri Lanka’s outlook to negative from stable citing worsening external and fiscal indicators, less than two weeks after Fitch Ratings lowered its credit ratings, Bloomberg reported.S&P affirmed the island nation’s B+ long-term and B short-term sovereign ratings, saying robust economic growth prospects are countered by high government debt at 72 percent of gross domestic product. It predicts Sri Lanka’s trade deficit will balloon to 11.4 percent of GDP in 2016 from 10.2 percent over the previous two years as remittances slow and investor outflows are seen reversing only in 2017. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this month announced a plan to boost revenue by as much as 0.5 percent of GDP citing a “mountain” of hidden debt left by the previous government. The central bank last year allowed the rupee to float against the dollar as propping it up became too expensive, and analysts predict Sri Lanka’s benchmark stock index will continue to lag its regional peers. “The authorities face significant challenges in effectively addressing the rising imbalance due to institutional constraints and a fragmented political landscape,” S&P analysts led by Kyran A. Curry wrote in a statement on Thursday. read more

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Toronto man 21 faces child porn charges

A Toronto man is facing 14 charges including two counts of sexual assault, following an investigation by the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section.Joshua McKnight, 21, has been charged with possession child pornography, access child pornography, make child pornography, sexual interference, make available child pornography and two counts of sexual assault.Police believe Knight, who is known online as Naruto9TFD@gmail.com and herocreepers@outlook.com, has had access to other children.Anyone with information is asked by police to contact them at 416-808-8500 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. read more

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Two men wanted in Hamilton home invasion

Hamilton police are looking for two male suspects after a home invasion on the Hamilton Mountain.Police were called to a residence in the area of Upper Wellington St. and Fennell Ave on December 15 after two men forced their way inside and confronted the resident. There were no injuries but a hand gun was seen.The first suspect is described as male, 5’7″, approximately 185 lbs, and has a black mustache. He was wearing a grey hooded Hollister sweatshirt, sunglasses and a mask covering his face.The second suspect is described as male, skinny and was wearing a dark colored jacket or sweatshirt.Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant David Beech by phone at 905-546-4851. read more

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Police blotter Bullet found at Delhi Public School

Police were summoned last week to Delhi Public School after a student turned a bullet over to staff.“While students were playing basketball, a live round of ammunition was located on the school grounds near the public entrance gate to the property,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The student immediately turned it over to their teacher.”Sanchuk added that the principal of the school – Paula-Sue Rasokas — made the decision to call police once the ammunition was brought to her attention.Norfolk OPP took possession of the ammunition and disposed of it in a safe manner.Anyone with information related to this situation is asked to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.Theft, assault charges in DelhiAn 18-year-old Norfolk man was arrested last week after getting into an altercation at a Delhi grocery store.Norfolk OPP were summoned to Wilkinson’s Independent Grocer around 1 p.m. Wednesday.“A male attended the store and removed a quantity of merchandise,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The male then became involved in a physical altercation with store employees. However, officers arrived and took the male into custody without incident.”During their investigation, police determined that the accused was a suspect in the theft of merchandise from another business nearby.The 18-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with assault and two counts of theft under $5,000.Cell phones stolen at gunpointCell phones were stolen at gunpoint from a business in Caledonia last week.The theft occurred at a store on Argyle Street North around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.Police report the suspect was handed a number of new cell phones. He fled south on Argyle Street North before turning east onto Caithness Street East.A witness told police the suspect got into the backseat of a red Kia Soul with tinted windows. A second witness reported seeing the vehicle in the area of Nairn Street and Orkney Street East. The vehicle reportedly headed north out of Caledonia on Argyle Street North.Police report the suspect is a black male approximately six feet tall. He is about 20 to 25 years old and has black hair. He was wearing a light-weight blue zippered jacket and aqua blue tapered jogging pants.Members of the OPP’s Emergency Response Team and canine unit attended the scene and scoured the area.Haldimand OPP ask motorists with dash cams who were in the area of Argyle Street North in Caledonia around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to volunteer their footage. They ask the same of anyone in the area who has a surveillance camera pointed in the direction of Argyle Street North.More information can be learned by calling the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or by calling Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. read more

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US seeks to limit methane gas flaring at drilling sites

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land, arguing the effort will reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as part of President Barack Obama’s bid to curb climate change.Energy companies frequently “flare” or burn off vast supplies of natural gas at drilling sites because it does not earn as much money as oil. A report by the Government Accountability Office said 40 per cent of the methane gas being burned or vented could be captured economically and sold.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a statement that natural gas should be used to power the economy — not wasted being burned into the atmosphere.Jewell said the new rule will modernize decades-old standards to reflect existing technologies, allowing companies to use captured natural gas to generate power for millions of homes and businesses. Between 2009 and 2014, enough natural gas was lost through venting, flaring and leaks to power more than 5 million homes for a year, she said.The new rule also should generate millions of dollars that can be returned to taxpayers, tribes and states while reducing pollution, Jewell said.The rule, developed by Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, would require oil and gas producers to limit the rate of flaring at oil wells on public and tribal lands, periodically inspect their operations for leaks and replace outdated equipment that vents large quantities of gas into the air. The rule will be open for public comment for at least two months, with a final rule expected by the end of the year.Most of the gas being burned at drilling sites is methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, although it does not stay in the air as long. Methane emissions make up about 9 per cent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to government estimates.The oil industry has argued that new regulations are not needed for methane, because the industry already has a financial incentive to capture and sell natural gas. Methane emissions have been reduced by 21 per cent since 1990 even as production has boomed, according to the Western Energy Alliance, an industry group.“Another duplicative rule at a time when methane emissions are falling, and on top of an onslaught of other new (federal) regulations, could drive more energy production off federal lands,” said Erik Milito, director of upstream and industry operations for the American Petroleum Institute, the top lobbying group for the oil and gas industry.If that happens, the result would be “less federal revenue, fewer jobs, higher costs for consumers and less energy security,” Milito said.Environmental groups praised the tougher methane curbs, saying regulations are needed to encourage industry changes that otherwise may not occur. “Today’s proposal is a win all around: for our environment, public health, taxpayers and our energy security,” said David Willett of the League of Conservation Voters.In the oil-rich Bakken region of North Dakota, as much as one-third of natural gas is burned off, causing significant light pollution that is visible from space. Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota say flaring activities can spoil the park’s dark night skies.The Interior Department rule is part of the Obama administration’s target to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 per cent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels.The Environmental Protection Agency issued a rule in August that requires energy producers to find and repair leaks at oil and gas wells and capture gas that escapes from wells that use a common drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.The methane rules follows a landmark regulation Obama issued last year to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants by 32 per cent. The plan, the centerpiece of Obama’s climate change strategy, has drawn legal challenges from power companies and Republican-led states.Obama also has proposed regulations targeting carbon pollution from airplanes and set new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans.Follow Matthew Daly: http://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 9:02 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks in Libreville, Gabon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. The Obama administration on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land, arguing that it will reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as part of President Barack Obama’s bid to curb climate change. Jewell said in a statement that natural gas should be used to power the economy, not wasted by being burned into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou) US seeks to limit methane gas ‘flaring’ at drilling sites read more

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No measures that could boost demand for housing in Toronto Morneau

by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2017 8:41 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau (right) Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa (left) and Toronto Mayor John Tory arrive for talks on the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area in Toronto on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young No measures that could boost demand for housing in Toronto: Morneau TORONTO – Three levels of government facing a red-hot housing market in the Greater Toronto Area have agreed Tuesday not to introduce any measures that would further boost demand and drive prices even higher.The federal and Ontario finance ministers and the mayor of Toronto met in the city to discuss how to tackle the housing market in the region, where the average price of detached houses rose to $1.21 million last month, up 33.4 per cent from a year ago.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa signalled that he will unveil his housing plan before the provincial budget, set to be delivered on April 27.“In the coming week, the Ontario government will announce a suite of measures designed to increase supply and address demand,” he said. “We’ve developed a comprehensive action plan to help stabilize the housing market.”Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the three agreed that in the short term, none of the levels of government will bring in new measures for homebuyers that would boost demand.“We’re concerned that the price increases, in particular in the GTA, are putting the dream of owning a home out of reach of middle-class families,” he said. “At the same time, we know that those who own their homes are concerned that they maintain the value of those homes.”Morneau offered to share the data Ottawa is gathering on housing markets with the other two levels of government. He also said the Canada Revenue Agency will put resources toward ensuring tax compliance, but shut down a previous request from his Ontario counterpart to change the taxation of capital gains on the sale of homes that are not classified as a primary residence.“Everything we wanted to say about capital gains taxes was in our last budget and you probably saw what was in our last budget,” said Morneau, who did not include the requested changes in his budget last month.Late last year, Ontario announced it would double the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 in an effort to help them enter the housing market. Under the new rules, which took effect on Jan. 1, first-time homebuyers don’t pay any land transfer tax on the first $368,000 of a purchase price.Morneau’s latest comments suggest it’s unlikely first-time homebuyers will see any incentives in the near future.Toronto Mayor John Tory said there is a growing divide between those who can afford to live and work in the city and those who can’t.“The issue we’re facing on housing affordability affects almost everyone — those with lower incomes being priced out of the city and forced to commute hours every day to work, middle income earners struggling to afford rent and young couples looking to start a family and looking to acquire their first home and feeling an increasing sense of impossibility,” he said.Tory said he has committed to streamlining and speeding up building approvals, in particular for new affordable rental housing and he is also looking at a vacant homes tax.Sousa has spoken frequently in recent weeks about going after speculators, those who buy a home in the hope of turning a profit rather than to live in. The governor of the Bank of Canada has also said that the rate of increase in house prices in the GTA suggests the demand is being driven more by speculators than “just folks that are buying a house.”A spokeswoman for Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday a tax on non-resident speculators is one of the measures being considered. Sousa declined to clarify what that could look like. read more

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Brionte Dunn charged with domestic violence and assault

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has been charged with domestic violence and assault stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend last month. He has a warrant out for his arrest.The altercation took place on July 17 and he was promptly dismissed by coach Urban Meyer the next day.Two days after his dismissal, July 20, the 911 call from Dunn’s girlfriend surfaced where she described being hit early in the morning on the 17th. She also said in the 911 call that this wasn’t the first altercation between the two.The charges of domestic violence and assault are first-degree misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for each charge is six months in jail or $1,000 fine.This incident took place in Columbus, but Dunn’s address in the case summary is listed in Alliance, Ohio.Meyer said last week at Big Ten Media Days that there was “no chance” Dunn would be allowed to rejoin the team. read more

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Coroner urges Home Secretary to review domestic abuse laws after man bludgeons

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. Mrs Martin’s mother, Audrey Richardson, said during the hearing that perpetrators of domestic abuse are slipping through the net and the law is not “tight enough to control them”.She added: “You cannot save someone’s life by ticking boxes.”Mrs Martin’s family said in a statement following the inquest: “The family take comfort hearing today that if he was alive now he would have been charged with murder. A conclusion of unlawful killing is a satisfactory outcome from the coroner. This was a cowardly and evil act.”The police’s actions leading up to the murder were investigated by the IOPC. No action was taken against any officer, but the complaints body admitted that the “wisdom of returning the keys to Alan Martin should be looked at.”A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “This case was referred to the IOPC as is a matter of course when there is police contact prior to a death. They carried out a full investigation and found none of the officers involved had a case to answer.”Our thoughts remain with the family of Kay Richardson who sadly lost her life in these tragic circumstances and we hope today’s inquest has helped answer questions they had about the case.” A coroner has urged the Home Secretary to review domestic abuse laws after a husband killed his estranged wife by letting himself into their property with keys the police had failed to seize.Alan Martin, 53, bludgeoned Kay Martin, 49, to death with a lump hammer and strangled her with an electric cable two weeks after being released from custody, where he had been questioned on suspicion of rape and domestic assault.Mrs Martin had suffered 12 incidents of domestic abuse in seven years at the hands of bricklayer Mr Martin and was considered by police to be at “high risk”, an inquest into her death heard.But Mr Martin was allowed to leave Northumbria Police custody on September 7 last year with his set of house keys.Just before 8pm on September 20 he let himself into their formerly shared home in Humbledon, Tyne and Wear, and killed his wife before hanging himself.The tragedy has prompted Sunderland Coroner Derek Winter to write to Home Secretary Priti Patel to call for greater protection for domestic violence victims when their attackers are released under investigation by police.Mr Martin, who had moved into a rented property two miles away from the marital home, had defied both a restraining order and a non-molestation order when he carried out the “cowardly and evil” murder.  But the coroner suggested that if he had been released on bail, with further restrictions in place, this could have prevented him from attacking his wife.Detective Sergeant Katie Smith told the inquest that it was not deemed “proportionate” to release Mr Martin on bail.The inquest heard that police had failed to apply for a Domestic Violence Protection Order, which puts protective measures in place when there is insufficient evidence to charge a perpetrator.Ruling that Mrs Martin was unlawfully killed by her husband, Mr Winter said: “It seems to me that on occasions, particularly where there are welfare protection issues for victims of domestic abuse, that there may be a gap in her – or his – protection.”It may not have mattered in terms of Kay’s protection if Alan Martin’s keys had been removed, but some review of the procedure should take place in terms of what powers the police should be able to exercise pending matters being resolved finally in the family court or the criminal court, and that gap is a matter of concern to me.”The coroner said he would write to the Home Secretary, the police, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the local authority with his concerns. read more

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The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_img No Comments https://jrnl.ie/4793288 By Stephen McDermott Sep 3rd 2019, 8:01 AM 9,624 Views Image: Shutterstock/HandmadePictures Get the 9 at 9 News audio Updated Sep 3rd 2019, 8:54 AM EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #BREXIT Boris Johnson will seek to dissolve parliament and call a general election for 14 October if MPs pass a vote that would prevent a no-deal Brexit today.2. #DORIAN Five people have been killed and a number of people are missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas yesterday.3. #CALIFORNIA At least 25 people have been killed and nine others are missing after a scuba diving boat caught fire and sank off the California coast.4. #REFUNDS The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has warned that the rights of those who buy products online from the UK could be impacted after Brexit.5. #CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE Michael D Higgins will welcome Mike Pence to Áras an Uachtaráin today on the second day of the US Vice President’s state visit to Ireland.6. #ROADS Minister for Transport Shane Ross will review the system of speed limits on Irish roads in a bid to address inconsistencies between different counties.7. #UNREST Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has insisted that she has no intention of stepping down despite the emergence of a leaked audio recording of her saying she wanted to quit following months of unrest in the city.8. #ENFORCEMENT Dublin City Council has ordered that a mural of David Attenborough on the side of a property in south Dublin should be removed.9. #WEATHER It will be mainly dry in the east and south of the country at first, but it will be dull and misty with some rain and drizzle elsewhere. Rain will become more widespread in the afternoon, before dry conditions return tonight. Top temperatures today will be between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius.On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from TheJournal.ie, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below.center_img Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/HandmadePictures Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 8:54 AM Short URL The 9 at 9: Tuesday Here’s what’s making the headlines this morning.last_img read more

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This company turns BMWs into real Transformers

first_img 1/5What? Oh, yeah, it’s just a regular old BMW 3 Series sedan. Nothing unusual about it at all. Nope. 1/5I mean, all BMW sedans can stand upright nowadays, can’t they? This is Blue Str… er… Bizmut. 1/5Jazz? Nope, it’s Argon. I’ll assume that he’s every bit as noble as the gas he’s named after. 1/5This broad-shouldered fellow is Wolfram. Bonus points to Letvision for the name on this one. 1/5Something about Tantal reminds me of Gears. His stout build, beard, and monochrome color palette… I don’t know, it just makes me think he could be a little crusty with his comrades. Lutrons are even driveable. Yes, really, but don’t go getting your hopes up about finally being able to jump behind the wheel like Spike and go for a ride. All the extra mechanical gear that gives a Lutron the ability to turn into a robot takes up a lot of space. There’s no room left in the cabin for a human companion, so you’ll have to be content driving by remote control for now… But come on, that sounds pretty dang awesome too, right?Images and video courtesy Letvision <>center_img BMW makes all kinds of vehicles that run on all different fuels: gas, diesel, electricity. These new BMW creations are presumably powered by energon cubes.What you’re looking at is a life-sized Transformer. For the sake of avoiding messy legal conflicts the Turkish company that’s building these amazing machines, Letvision, calls them Letrons — but there’s no question they were inspired by the likes of Bumblebee, Jazz, and the rest of the Autobot crew.After coming up with the idea to build actual Transformers at a creative meeting, Letvision put together a team of 12 engineers and 4 techs to make their vision a reality. It took 8 months from start to finish to build their first Letron. Today, they’ve got four other models ready to roll.Each one is built from an actual BMW 3-series sedan. They can all fully transform from car to robot, move their arms and wrists, flex their articulated fingers, and turn their heads from side to side. Lutrons can talk, and they can even break wind, or at least that’s what I assume they’re doing when they shoot smoke out from somewhere between their robot legs.last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid president confident Lucas Hernandez will remain

first_imgEnrique Cerezo is “convinced” Lucas Hernandez will be at Atletico Madrid for a long time, despite the ongoing speculation linking him with Bayern MunichSpanish newspaper Marca claimed this month that Bayern were ready to pay Lucas’ €80m buy-out clause in the January transfer window.Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has already denied the reports, although he failed to rule out a summer exit with Lucas admitting he’s open to considering offers from rival clubs.But club president Cerezo is certain the France international will be at the Wanda Metropolitano for many years.“Lucas is our player and I am convinced that he will continue with us for a long time,” Cerezo told AS.“The relations with Bayern are unbeatable, we maintain a great mutual respect.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).These past 12 months have seen star men Antoine Griezmann linked with Barcelona and Jan Oblak with a Premier League move to either Chelsea or Liverpool.Although, considering that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alisson Becker respectively have arrived since then, a move to England appears unlikely for Oblak now.Despite the interest in their players though, Cerezo is certain Atletico can hold on to their key men.“We fight for what we have to fight. We have the best players and we want them to be with us,” he added.“All clubs want to have the best players, but many of them are in Atletico.“They are with us for the economic part, but also for the sport, because in this club they can go on to eternity. In other clubs, they can earn more money but not spend eternity.last_img read more

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All the coolest gadgets at CES 2019 Day 1 The 359 Ep

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • 0 See All Voice recognition LG Samsung Verizon Apple All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tech Industry 85 Photos Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors CES 2019 The Daily Chargecenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 14:39 LG’s rollable TV, 5G, Google stand out early at CES 2019… Share your voice CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Apple Tags We are back and at CES this week. On this podcast, we talk about: Verizon reveals first 5G phone. LG shows off its rollable TV.Apple makes an unexpected splash at CES. Samsung pushes its Bixby smart assistant in robots and home appliances.The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. LG’s rollable TV, 5G, Google stand out early at CES 2019 (The 3:59, Ep. 505) Your browser does not support the audio element. reading • All the coolest gadgets at CES 2019, Day 1 (The 3:59, Ep. 505)last_img read more

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MagnusonStevens Concerns Abound Over Exempting Fisheries Decisions From NEPA

first_imgThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council will likely recommend some significant changes to the current version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act — but not during its meeting in Sitka.Council members have concerns over amendments that would exempt fisheries decisions from the National Environmental Policy Act, and open the door to potentially biased science.Download Audio:The Magnuson-Stevens Act is a huge law. It spells out the management of all fisheries in the United States that occur more than three miles offshore. Magnuson-Stevens created the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the seven other regional councils that set the rules and regulations around the country.It’s no surprise then, that council members would take an interest in HR 1335, the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act which just passed the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young.And other politicians have taken an interest as well.“This issue seems to be drawing down support for HR 1335 at the presidential level.”This is council executive director Chris Oliver, referring to President Obama’s recent letter threatening to veto Magnuson-Stevens, since the House Bill substitutes a new set of environmental standards for fisheries decisions, in place of the standards used under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.NEPA is an important law, too, in its own right. It’s the reason we have Environmental Impact Statements for major decisions regarding the country’s resources.Oliver told the council that he’s been working for years on streamlining the NEPA-Magunson process, rather than develop a new one. He’d told the council he’d prefer to go with “the devil you know.”“The fear is that we’re going to set up an extremely complicated process under Magnuson, the implementation of which is going to be subject to implementing regulations or guidelines. In essence, we’re going to end up doing the same thing within the Magnuson Act that we’re doing in our current process, which — while I don’t think it’s the perfect process — we’ve gotten pretty good at it.”With a presidential veto looming, council members did not offer any pushback against Oliver’s plans to restore the NEPA process to Magnuson Stevens. However, they were more vocal about amendments proposed by Alaska congressman Don Young to the bill — especially this language:“Fisheries management is most effective when it incorporates information provided by governmental and nongovernmental sources, including State and Federal agency staff, fishermen, fishing communities, universities, and research institutions…”This is sort of a preamble. The deal-breaker for the council comes next:“As appropriate, such information should be considered the best scientific information available and form the basis of conservation and management measures as required by this Act.”Council member Duncan Fields, from Kodiak, suggested asking Congressman Young for clarification. How would traditional knowledge — or information accrued over generations by Alaska’s Natives — fare under this amendment?“It would be hard for me to support a position, for the council to say sort of out-of-hand, we’re not going to consider traditional knowledge, for example, relative to a particular issue and a particular context.”Ron Hyder, from Oregon, sits on the council’s Legislative Committee. He suggested asking  for a report on this amendment before the council takes a hard position.“It didn’t even occur to me in this that we might be including traditional knowledge. Because we not only accept, we look for ways to get traditional knowledge into our considerations.”But it wasn’t just a question of whether traditional knowledge might be discounted, it was also a question of whether the council would be compelled to consider   any information available as “the best science.” This struck some members as intrusive.Council member Jim Balsiger is the regional director for NOAA Fisheries in Juneau.“This council has a long record of accepting information from everyone, and it needs to go through the SSC (Scientific and Statistical Committee). So my whole thought on that was allowing information from anyone outside the normal process raises questions. That’s what I thought we were looking for.”The SSC is the council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee.Council director Chris Oliver concurred. He saw no harm to the council process if the language about “best science” were struck. He suspected that it originated in conflicts in the Gulf of Mexico, where there was greater distrust of government-sponsored science.The final recommendations from the council on changes to the Magnuson Stevens Act won’t be made until another committee — the CCC, or Council Coordination Committee — meets later this month.last_img read more

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