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ASBURY PARK POLICE POSSIBLE LACK OF FORCE INVESTIGATED

first_imgTHE MONMOUTH COUNTY Prosecutor’s Office is conducting an Internal Affairs review of whether too little force was used by Asbury Park police at the scene of last week’s shooting by off-duty Neptune Township Police Officer Philip Seidle of his former wife.Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced the investigation into the murder of Tamara Wilson-Seidle on the city streets of Asbury Park in broad daylight. Her former husband is accused of firing two volleys from his service weapon, a .40 caliber Glock, into his wife’s car while their youngest child watched from her father’s car.The couple had nine children, age 7 to 24.The investigators were not named but procedure typically dictates the county’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Bias Crime Bureau conduct investiga- tions into police conduct.Two former Asbury Park policemen former Lt. Jeffrey Hughes and former Sgt. Rocco Santorsola, are part of that team, according to the county records.Charles Webster, Public Information Officer for the county Prosecutor’s Office, confirmed the two former Asbury police officers work in the prosecutor’s office but said he did not know the panel members yet.“It would be premature for me to confirm or deny if there were two officers on the review panel because the panel members have not been chosen yet,” he said. “I don’t know if they are on it or not.”“This review will be conducted by our Professional Responsibility Bureau to ensure a thorough review and evaluation is performed that will stand up to the scrutiny from the community,” he continued.“It is imperative that we look at this incident with a critical eye towards doing all that we can to understand what transpired and learning how, moving forward, we can improve from that evaluative process. “Webster said in order to clearly understand every aspect of the response, every law enforcement officer involved in the incident will be part of the Internal Affairs review.“Our Internal Affairs function will be limited in scope to this singular incident and the actions of those officers at the scene,” he said. “Any administrative actions based on our findings that may be imposed on anyone involved will be at the discretion of the individual police departments who employ these officers.”Seidle was described by those who knew him as a “great cop” and a “kind man.” He and his former wife divorced May 27. A judge denied a motion to reduce Seidle’s bail, which is currently set at $2 million with no 10 percent option.Tamara Seidle was the coordinator of religious education of the Mother of Mercy Parish and called a “pillar of faith” by the Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, David M. O’Connell, C.M.Webster said, “in order for the law enforcement community to maintain the trust of our citizens, and earn the trust of those that may question the sincerity of our efforts, this review process must be transparent. To that end, I will be publicly releasing a report detailing our findings. “This will be a deliberate and all- encompassing review that will take time to complete, but rest assured this review will be conducted in as expedient manner possible for all involve,” he added.By Connor Whitelast_img read more

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All public places will have Internet access – President

first_imgAs a means of keeping up with the new age of technological advancement, the Guyana Government will ensure that all public places, particularly schools, have access to the Internet, while more Cyril Potter College teachers will be given laptops.President David Granger made this disclosure on his televised programme, “The Public Interest”, stating that Government remained committed to Information Technology and Communication (ITC) advancements and employment generation, especially for youths. He indicated that it took ITC training, inter-connectivity and the provision of computers very seriously as a means for driving Guyana toward technological advancement.“I see that every single public place, school, hospital, prison will eventually have the ability to access the Internet and expect that the Private Sector will follow suit,” he said, highlighting that the establishment of a Ministry of Public Telecommunications was one of the steps toward an innovative country.Of recent, the Government, which was put into office via a pro-youth platform with promises of employment of thousands, has come under heavy criticism for its 180-degree turn from its 2015 Election Manifesto promise, especially with youth unemployment registering at 40 per cent.President Granger had himself announced that creating jobs for people was not the Government’s business, a sentiment which was echoed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.However, after being publicly chastised for that statement, the Government made an about-turn at the recent award ceremony of the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Development (SLED) programme, when Granger declared that if employment, the principal means for people to escape from poverty, was unavailable, the youths would fumble.“This Administration is committed to generating employment,” Granger noted, while stating that since its election to office, his Administration has funded several youth development projects, aimed at generating employment through entrepreneurship capacity building.The Administration, the President said, in order to reduce unemployment also launched the billion-dollar youth employment programme in the hinterland, “which saw 2000 young people in 106 communities being able to access knowledge and grants for entrepreneurship”.He also stated that as a member of the then Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), he visited many schools in Amerindian communities and saw computer laboratories without computers and computers without Internet access. The Head of State stated that with the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, all children in schools would be given an opportunity to access the Internet.last_img read more

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New estates’ owners may get property debt free

first_img$30B GuySuCo bond– Former minister says cronies lined up to purchaseAs the controversy surrounding the $30 billion Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) bond continues to take centre stage in the debate about the sugar industry, former Minister Anil Nandall has added his voice by saying the next owners of these closed sugar estates would get them debt free.Nandall strongly feels the bond was particularly acquired so as to liquidate the debts of the Corporation, because there is a list of “cronies” who are ready to purchase the estates.“What they are doing is to liquidate the indebtedness of GuySuCo, so that the cronies whom they have put to buy the industry will buy it loan free,” he stated.The former minister said his party, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), through Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, has long questioned the reason behind theFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall$30 billion bond.He said many questions remain unanswered as the Corporation and the Unit seem to be at loggerheads over the spending of the bond and the plans for its repayment.Nandlall recalled that President David Granger had stated that over $32 billion had been spent to service the sugar industry in the last two and a half years since the coalition had taken up office; but he said there is nothing to show for it, because the industry has been significantly downsized and thousands of sugar workers are still owed their severance.“When we (PPP) were in Government, we spent about $4.5 billion per year in subsidies over 2-3 years. We kept all the estates grinding, and not a single person was sent home,” he explained.Jagdeo has said he had managed to raise this issue with the President during a recent meeting, and he had warned the President about the extra burden the nation would have to shoulder in less than two years, all because of a bond whose purpose the authorities seem indecisive about.“Granger is still sleeping, because I told him this in my conversation with him. In the meeting that I had with him, I said, ‘You are going to pay over $2B in a year and a half for not using the money,” Jagdeo said he told the President it is unwise to have the money gaining interest.“We calculated the interest it (the bond) will accumulate in a year and a half, because I am saying that that is how long it might take, even if you move fast to get a long-term project,” he said.Jagdeo said it would take that time to go through the feasibility study: the design, the contracting, the design of a cogeneration plan etc.“I told them that taking all the money at once and sitting on it for a year and a half at 4.75 per ent interest will be over $2.2 billion,” Jagdeo added.But the SPU has responded to the criticisms which seek to suggest that the bond would be wasted, and that it was acquired at an unreasonable rate.According to the SPU, the terms of the bond are five years, since it is expected that the proceeds of the land sale for GuySuCo would be used to repay the facility, and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) wanted to secure the lowest possible interest rate.“It is therefore important to correct several inaccurate statements being made by the former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, regarding the bond,” a statement from the SPU has said.NICIL has said it had released over $2 billion to GuySuCo, but there are strict rules how the monies are to be spent. The money was supposed to buy two co-generation plants, upgrade the three factories — Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt — to produce plantation white sugar, contribute two years of general ongoing operational costs, and expand storage and packaging facilities.The banks that loaned GuySuCo the bond have objected to GuySuCo misusing the funds it received to pay a debt at another bank that did not even participate in the bond deal.last_img read more

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PRRD chooses AquaTech to operate and maintain sewage collection system

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District’s Regional Board has given AquaTech, Canadian Water Services Inc. a 5 year contract to  to ‘operate and maintain all aspects’ of the Charlie Lake’s sewage collection system, sewage treatment plant, and sewage truck waste receiving facility.The average cost of this operation will be $432,780 per year, plus GST. The 5-year-contract has a total cost of $2,163,900.This move comes after the PRRD initiated upgrades to the Charlie Lake sewer system which included collection system and main lift station upgrades in 2014, to increase system capacity.- Advertisement -In 2015, upgrades were started to the sewage treatment plant – which the PRRD says are close to completion.“The identified upgrades will provide future growth for the Charlie Lake area for the next 15 years.” read a report from the PRRD.The Regional District calls the awarding this contract “timely” as they require qualified operators to fully take over the operations by December 1st.Advertisement Upon evaluation, four out of six companies were short listed. Submissions were scored based on project understanding, qualifications, approach/innovation, experience and quality of submission.AquaTech, Canadian Water Services Inc. ultimately was chosen to handle sewage operations.The PRRD says key factors in choosing this company included but were not limited to: experience in operating a number of municipal type water and waste water treatment plants throughout Alberta and BC, their operations and management of a sewer system similar to the Charlie Lake “Step” system.The Regional District has outlined secure water and sewer servicing for rural areas is identified in the PRRD 2015-2018 strategic plan.Advertisement Public meetings have been held over the past two years in the Charlie Lake area, speaking to the sewer system upgrades, and proposed truck waste service.The PRRD says these topics will also be reiterated in the three Water and sewer referendum public meetings scheduled for residents in the same area.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Signing more attackers is NOT the answer for Liverpool, claims Reds hero

first_imgLiverpool legend John Barnes believes his former side are wasting their time chasing more attacking players in the January transfer window, and has called for Brendan Rodgers to instead shore up his defence.The Reds have again been strongly linked with a move for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri over the New Year, while they are also thought to be keen on another striker to cover for the injured Daniel Sturridge.But Liverpool’s weak defensive options were in many ways their downfall in last season’s doomed Premier League title bid, as they relied on goals from Sturridge and departed star Luis Suarez to bail out their leaky back-four.Their form at the back has seen little improvement so far this term and Barnes believes the club should look to address the defensive balance of the squad in January, rather than add to their already wealthy attacking options.“Liverpool don’t need any more attacking players, we need defensive midfielders and defenders,” the Kop hero told Hawksbee and Jacobs.“The solution to winning more matches isn’t always signing more attackers, particularly if you haven’t got the right balance in the squad.“Chelsea have the right balance, if you look at the defenders and more defensive-minded midfielders they have in their team.“And, with all due respect, I don’t think Liverpool, together with other top teams teams like Arsenal and Manchester City, have that balance.“So for us to be looking to sign more attacking players, it doesn’t make sense for me. We need to get better defensive midfield players and defenders in our squad.”last_img read more

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Brills and Petushkova Lead Women’s Tennis On First Day Of FIU Invite

first_img MIAMI, Fla. – The Drake University women’s tennis team got out to a solid start at the FIU Invitational Friday in Miami, Fla. The Bulldogs had two players in singles advance to the championship match in their respective draws and two doubles teams to move on to the semifinals. FIU Invite Draws In doubles, senior Tess Herder and freshman Liza Petushkova wasted little time as they cruised past North Florida’s Gartner/Karangoz, 6-1, to advance to the semifinals of the #1 doubles draw. Senior Summer Brills and freshman Megan Webb also moved on to the semifinals of the #1 doubles draw, defeating Texas State’s Lewis/Jones, 6-4. The Bulldogs didn’t have as much success in the #2 doubles draw as juniors Joely Lomas and Kenya Williams fell in the opening round and senior Mel Jaglarz, who teamed up with UNF’s Lucia Montano, dropped their first-round match as well. Herder and Lomas both fell in the semifinals of their respective draws. Herder came back from being down a set to beat Texas State’s Navajo 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, but then fell to FIU’s Veksler 6-3, 6-1 in the #1 singles draw semifinals. Lomas also earned an opening round win over Texas State, 6-3, 6-1 and then was setback by FIU’s Grib, 6-0, 6-1 in the #2 singles semifinals. Brills and Petushkova each earned a pair of singles victories, advancing to the championship match of the #2 singles draw and the #3 singles draw, respectively. Brills posted a three-set victory to start and then topped Texas State’s Lewis, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals. Petushkova pu together two outstanding performance as she beat UNF’s Nykos 6-3, 6-2 and FAU’s Ruiz , 6-0, 6-4 to get to the #3 singles draw championship. Story Links The Bulldogs will wrap up action at the FIU Invitational on Saturday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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SA pharma enters Latin America

first_img26 November 2007South African generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare is expanding its international presence by acquiring half of Strides Latina, a unit of India-based Strides Arcolab that operates mainly in Brazil, Mezico and Venezuela, for US$152.5-million (about R1.03-billion).A statement released by Aspen last Tuesday pointed out that it had always been part of company strategy to enter the Latin American pharmaceutical market, but that it had been unable to find a partner company through which to enter those markets.“We have worked closely with Strides since 2003. The close collaboration of the past four years has resulted in Strides becoming a significant manufacturing and development partner to Aspen in both Africa and Australasia,” said Aspen chief executive Stephen Saad.“Today, I am happy to announce that we will forge an even closer partnership.”The acquisition of half of Strides Latina, which operates in Brazil under the name Cellofarm, in Mexico as Solara and in Venezuela under the brand Sumifarma, is just one of four transactions in the deal.Aspen and Strides will further form a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise a range of oncology products on a global basis through two companies, Powercliff and Onco Therapies, in a deal costing Aspen about $42.4-million (about R287.5-million) combined.“I look forward working closely with [Aspen management] to create a solid regional Pharma company in Latin America and also am equally excited with the opportunity that the Oncolytics Joint Venture will provide in a niche and difficult domain where we intend with our partnership with Aspen to create a leading oncolytics operation,” said Strides Arcolab vice chairman Arun Kumar.The deal will also see Strides acquire a 51% interest in Co-Pharma, Aspen’s United Kingdom subsidiary, for £2.25-million (about R31.5-million), and 80% of the equity in Formula Naturelle, which will own the nutraceutical products currently marketed by Aspen in South Africa, for R35-million.Aspen explained that it sold the majority shareholding in the two companies, as it believed that Strides had a business model better suited to creating value in those businesses.“We are delighted to enhance the already rewarding partnership with Aspen and to broaden the strategic relationship into a global partnership through the four transactions being announced today,” Kumar said.“Aspen has been Strides’ first key partner and I am particularly delighted that the partnership has grown, based on strong fundamentals of capability and trust.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Photo library: Infrastructure 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: A view of the city’s railway and industrial area. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Cooling towers in the centre of the city. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Microwave and radio communication mast on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image INFRASTRUCTURE 10: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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LeT behind killing of J&K youth: police

first_imgHundreds of people participated in the funeral of a cable operator who was killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Sunday. The police on Monday claimed that militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was behind the incident.“On the basis of reliable inputs, LeT militants Waseem Shah and Nazim Dar are behind it. A manhunt has been launched to nab them,” said a police official. The bullet-ridden body of Gowhar Ahmad Dar, a resident of Shopian’s Urpora, was found from Humhona Mulberry. Dar, a student, also worked as a cable operator. Hizbul Mujahideen also condemned the civilian killing. “Kashmiri youth with freedom loving spirit always remain on the radar of government agencies. There is a hand of the (security) agencies in it,” said a Hizb spokesman. Meanwhile, a Hizb militant, identified as Shahid Ahmad Wani, was arrested from Shopian’s Zainapora village. “One Chinese pistol, nine rounds, one magazine and a vehicle were seized,” said the police.last_img read more

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Podcast: Smoking mothers, record-breaking sea turtles, and how starlings move like liquid helium

first_imgDo pregnant women alter their infants’ DNA by smoking? What can humans do to protect a sea turtle that migrates 4000 kilometers from home? And how is a flock of birds like liquid helium?Science’s News Intern Xochitl Rojas-Rocha chats about these stories and more with Science’s Sarah Crespi.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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