Morocco Receives 750 Vehicles 15 Drones From Spain to Curb Irregular

Rabat – Spanish news outlet Malaga Hoy reported that Spain has sent 750 vehicles, 15 drones, and dozens of radar equipment sets to Morocco to help improve migration control.The news outlet published an editorial on Tuesday, August 12, which praised Morocco’s collaboration with Spain in migration border control. The editorial reported that the collaboration has resulted in a “significant decrease in the arrival of migrants to Spain.”Malaga Hoy said that 13, 326  irregular migrants arrived in Spain, “almost 9,000 less than in the previous period.” The online paper also recalled Spanish activism in favor of Morocco’s government at the European Union, which led to the approval of a €140 million grant.“The Council of Ministers approved the sending of another €30 million to Morocco from the Contingency Fund,” Malaga Hoy added.The editorial team of the paper said that there should be shared responsibility between the countries of origin and the recipient countries.“We must collaborate with African countries (…) to stop migration,” the paper said.Morocco’s efforts to curb irregular migration have received praise from Spanish news outlets over recent months.Earlier this month, ABC news outlet said that Morocco’s efforts helped slow irregular migration in Spain.  The month of July ended with a significant decrease irregular migration, ABC said.The news outlet added that in July security services intercepted 2,362 migrants at sea compared to 7,885 in the same period in 2018.The number of aborted attempts in July represents a 70% decrease.Morocco considers Spain one of its major partners in the fight against irregular migration.Director of immigration and border surveillance at the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior Khalid  Zerouali said that “together with Spain, we work for the best interests of minors.” “We are a responsible country prepared to welcome these children, if they are truly ours, we must first identify them to make sure they are Moroccans,” he explained.On August 13, European Border and Coastguard Agency Frontex said that the “number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose 4% from the previous month to around 10 500.”The agency added that the total for the first seven months of 2019 was “30% lower than a year ago at around 54 300.”Frontex said that the Eastern Mediterranean remained the “busiest” route in Europe with nearly 5,800 irregular migration attempts detected last month. read more

Struggles Continue for Lady Panthers Photo Gallery

On Thursday, Pinnacle hosted Freedom Prep on the volleyball court.The Lady Eagles won the first two sets, 25-16 and 25-18, respectively. The Lady Panthers avoided defeat in the third set with a 25-13 win but couldn’t pull off the forth set and fell 25-15 for the 3-1 loss.Leading Pinnacle were Destinee Andrews with 10 kills, Daidee Martinez with three aces in nine serves, Steph Sasser with three blocks and five digs, and Angel Welch and Kemery Stuckenschneider with six assists.These two teams will see each other again, this time in Provo, on Thursday, Sept. 5. Photos by Jeff Barrett read more

Dancing bears steal show on Planet Earth II

first_imgThe bears were scratching themselves on trees, but it looked like they were dancing Jungle Book-style.Amusingly, the producers soundtracked the spectacle with Jungle Boogie.The Planet Earth team introduce the clip by saying: “We set up remote cameras in the Canadian Rockies hoping to film grizzly bears.“We got more than we bargained for…”The footage delighted viewers, who took to Twitter to express how much the clip amused them: Thanks to Ed Balls for making me smile for the first time in days. #Strictly— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 12, 2016 This Planet Earth sequence of bears scratching on trees is the greatest thing ever committed to film.— Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) November 14, 2016 This video of the bears on Planet Earth in ecstasy while scratching their backs is what the world needs right now.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 13, 2016 Does that bear have more rhythm than #edballs?? Same joyous effect though 😆 #planetearth2— Helen Lazarus (@LazarusLife) November 13, 2016 Either way, both should perhaps watch out: later on in the show, the limelight was almost stolen by a splendidly ridiculous troupe of marching flamingos, seen “dancing on ice” and conducting a bizarre synchronised mating parade. BBC1 Planet Earth 2 ….. Flamingos on Ice!! #laughing 😆— Ruth Bennett (@1968Bennett) November 13, 2016  Twitter users realised the bears were the Ed Balls of Planet Earth II. That bear has better moves that Ed Balls #planetearth2— helen kirk (@minxsterev) November 13, 2016 The flamingos on Planet Earth 2 have just made me so happy.— Nadine (@NadineBloxsome) November 13, 2016 Omg. This bear is as good as Ed Balls on Strictly. #planetearth2— Becki Hawkes (@Becki_Hawkes) November 13, 2016 That back-scratching bear on #planetearth2 moves like #edballs on #strictly!— GlassHalfSomething (@Natlazenby) November 13, 2016 I think that @edballs could take a tip or two from the bear on #planetearth2 #StrictlyComeDancing— Rob Bridges (@guerrillaHR) November 13, 2016 The bears on Planet Earth dance like me at Dirty disco— Iceblast Queen (@BeaMcIntosh) November 14, 2016 Some viewers were convinced that Balls, who has solidly improved since the first Strictly shows but is still at the bottom of the judges’ leader board, could learn a thing or two from the hip-swinging bears. Others, however, felt that the former Labour MP and Shadow Chancellor still had the edge. Could the bear and Balls could perform a duet together? Or – even better – a dance off? That bear’s got nothing on @edballs #planetearth2— Richard Baker (@BakeronBusiness) November 13, 2016 The second episode of Planet Earth II left viewers amazed and delighted by the beauty of our world.It also made them laugh – as the stars of the show were dancing grizzly bears, which could give Strictly’s Ed Balls a run for his money.The new BBC documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, aired on Sunday night and included parading flamingos as well as the grizzly bears. Many people enjoyed watching  Ed Balls and his dance partner Katya Jones perform a Salsa to Gangnam Style on Strictly Come Dancing – and thought, watching the bears on Sunday, that he may have met his match. Planet Earth II is on BBC One on Sundays at 8pm.last_img read more

Waste management system ready at EGAs Al Taweelah alumina refinery

first_imgEmirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced the readiness of the waste management system for its Al Taweelah alumina refinery that is currently under construction. Responsible storage and eventual re-use of bauxite residue are important for the sustainability of the project. EGA prepares to begin production at Al Taweelah alumina refinery during the first half of next year.Bauxite residue is a by-product of alumina refining, and EGA’s goal is to responsibly manage its storage and develop potential re-uses. The company has completed construction of a dedicated storage area for bauxite residue about 30 km from Al Taweelah alumina refinery in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi.When the refinery starts production, bauxite residue will be washed, pressed into a dry cake, and transported to the area for permanent managed storage using a fleet of sealed trucks. The storage site will be progressively sealed and landscaped, with the land re-used for potential projects from warehousing to a solar farm.EGA has signed a contract with global waste management company Veolia to manage the transport of bauxite residue and the storage facility.Zaher Al Habtari, Senior Vice President of Refinery Operations at EGA, said: “The responsible management of bauxite residue has been a key priority for Al Taweelah alumina refinery since the project was on the drawing board, and UAE environmental regulators rightly set tough standards. I am confident that we have a world-class storage solution in place, but our ambitions are much higher as we aim in the longer term to turn this waste into value through innovation.”Industry experts estimate that at least 150 Mt of bauxite residue are produced worldwide each year. It is thought that less than 2% of this is currently put to productive use.EGA is working with the American University of Sharjah, The University of Queensland and other universities, as well as expert consultancies, to research and develop economic uses for bauxite residue which, if successful, would be a global breakthrough for the aluminium industry.Potential uses being explored include converting bauxite residue with agricultural and domestic wastes into soil for greening, and using bauxite residue to produce bulk construction materials.last_img read more

HSE doubles amount of admission officers for mental health patients

first_imgDublin Mid Leinster – 26Dublin North East –  26West – 33South – 35Figures for 2013 show that even though there has been an increase in the number of Authorised Officers, the number of involuntary admissions they are responsible for has remained relatively unchanged since 2012.In 2012, the spouse, civil partner or relative accounted for over 57 per cent of all involuntary admissions.Family membersThis category made 901 applications to have a loved one detained in a mental health unit on an involuntary basis.This was followed by the gardaí, who made 22 per cent of applications, while other persons accounted for 13 per cent.Just 127 involuntary admissions were made by Authorised Officers in 2012, just 8 per cent of all admissions.In 2013, despite there being an increase in the number of AOs, the number of involuntary admissions has actually fallen from 127 in 2012 to 121 in 2013.Family still account for 57 per cent, while applcations made by the gardaí had also fallen to 19 per cent. Involuntary admissions by other persons increased from 13 per cent to 16 per cent, accounting for 259 of the 1,591 cases.The HSE said it is currently seeking candidates for a further Authorised Officer training course which will take place over the summer (approximately 20 places on each training course).They said that the role of the Authorised Officer has made a “positive contribution to service delivery; in facilitating the least restrictive alternative to involuntary admission to hospital, in taking the task of making an application for admission from family members and providing a source of knowledge regarding the implementation of the Mental Health Act 2001 to Registered Medical Practitioners and the public”.The HSE stated that AOs have resulted in “a significant reduction in the number of involuntary patients”.The latest report from the Mental Health Commission report shows that there were 1,591 involuntary admissions of adults to a mental health unit in 2013.Read: More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013>Read: The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review> THE HEALTH SERVICE Executive has increased the number of Authorised Officers (AOs), however, the number applications for involuntary admissions to mental health units made by AOs has fallen since last year.Last July, there were just 40 AOs providing a service in Ireland. The HSE told that as of June 2014, there are now 12o AOs working in Ireland.Under the Section 9 of the Mental Health Act 2001 an Authorised Officer (AO) is a staff member of the mental health services who is authorised to make an application to a registered medical practitioner for the involuntary admission of an adult to hospital.At the outset of the Mental Health 2001, it was envisaged that the AO would play a central role in the application and admission of a person with a mental disorder to hospital.An AO was to be from a mental health background and would be brought in when a situation arose.Admitted to hospital The idea is they would be tasked with giving information about alternative options and work with the family, GP and gardai if needed, in doing something other than hospitalising the person, but if in the end there is no alternative, it would be the AO and not the family that would make the application to admit the person on an involuntary basis.Experts argue that having a loved one sign in a family member can have devastating affect on trust between family members. The AO was to remove some of the pressure placed on family members, but figures show that families continue to be the largest group that sign in people to a mental health unit.The HSE said there are currently 120 AOs on the national register.  The breakdown of the register is as follows;last_img read more

Wagner left baffled by Fabregas behaviour

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner was left baffled by Cesc Fabregas’ refusal to shake his hand and commented that he seemed “angry”The Terriers earned a crucial point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to ensure that they will remain in the Premier League for a second campaign.Despite Chelsea having dominated the possession, it was Laurent Depoitre who opened the scoring and gave the visitors a surprise lead.The FA Cup finalists were wasteful in front of goal, but luck came there way in the end when Mathias Jorgensen’s attempted clearance struck Marcos Alonso in the face before flying into the net.At the end of the game, an ecstatic Wanger celebrated with his players, but Fabregas was clearly upset with the final result and refused to shake the German’s hand.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He was angry, he was speaking Spanish, I didn’t hear him. He had a really good game,” said the confused Huddersfield boss, according to Metro.The Spanish midfielder attempted 145 passes during the league encounter but was unable to help his side with Chelsea now looking almost certain to miss out on Champions League football for next season.With London rivals Tottenham having secured their spot in the top four for a third successive season, Chelsea has to win their final day game against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday and hope fourth-place Liverpool lose at home to Brighton.last_img read more

San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider in studio

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: September 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom September 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Here with his reasons on why voters should choose “no” on Prop 1 is Richard Rider from the San Diego Tax Fighters. San Diego Tax Fighters’ Richard Rider in studiolast_img read more

Total enhances employee shareholder proposition

first_imgGlobal energy organisation Total, which employs 96,000 members of staff, has made changes to its employee shareholder proposition.From 2017, employees will be given the option to purchase shares with a discount of up to 20% every year instead of every two to three years. The organisation will match the first five shares purchased by an employee with an additional five free shares.Total is also increasing the number of performance shares awarded in 2016 by 20% compared to 2015.Over 10,000 non-executive employees will receive performance shares in 2016. The annual renewal rate is 40% of recipients, with the first 150 shares awarded without performance conditions. The performance shares vest after three years and must be held for an additional two years after vesting.The amendments were approved by the organisation’s board of directors on 27 July 2016.Total’s employee shareholders represent more than 4.8% of its capital.Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and chief executive officer at Total, said: “Developing employee share ownership is, in our view, the best response to the debate regarding shareholder return and employee compensation. It aligns the interests of both with the collective interests of the [organisation].“Total also benefits from a stable core of shareholders made up of employees, who are represented on the board of directors by a member elected from among those proposed by the employees.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Fasulo Will Give Residents A Voice On The

first_imgDear Editor,The current incumbents have not voiced any of their individual past accomplishments nor what they plan to accomplish if re-elected. Why is that? I thank Rob Fasulo and Suzanne Sullivan for putting out their specific areas they would address if elected.How hard is it to be honest? We are not being told the truth by these incumbents or by the current board. They are trying to pacify the residents by listing all the positive attractions Wilmington has but ignoring all the problems that exist. Residents aren’t naive to fall for their false rhetoric.This current board knows how to annoy the residents and they let us know that they control the agenda. We the residents don’t have a voice. We want a voice. Someone who will listen to us and will vote with us and not against us. Someone who has no conflicts.Rob Fasulo has a record of fighting side by side with the residents of Wilmington. He stood against the Global project. He stood against the Detox project at 362 Middlesex Ave. He is in the forefront of the fight on Olin. He has three notices of determination against the town for violating the open records laws.It’s time we make changes to this board and bring the voice of the people back to our town government. We can make this happen by casting a vote for Rob Fasulo. Wilmington needs someone like him to represent us!Join me in voting and supporting Rob Fasulo on April 27, 2019.Thank you,Carmine DeFilippoLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fasulo & Sullivan Will Be Transparent, Listen To The Residents & Protect The EnvironmentIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

First Kuskokwim Restrictions Expected May 21

first_imgSalmon strips drying on a rack in Bethel, 2015. Photo by Daysha EatonDownload Audio:Expecting another poor king salmon run, the first fishing restrictions are expected to go into effect on May 21st. With the lessons learned from 2014, managers hope to bring enough king salmon to spawning grounds and allow for limited fishing along the way.For the second year in a row, federal staff will manage day-to-day fishing on the Kuskokwim river from the mouth to Aniak. The first early season restrictions from the up to Tuluksak will go into effect May 21st. And whereas 4-inch whitefish nets were legal 24/7 last summer, this year a weekend schedule will be in place.Neil LaLonde is the refuge manager and in-season manager during the chinook run. He says many people have bought their nets over the winter, and will be ready to fish.“We feel that if we didn’t go to some type of schedule that harvest should be much greater with the sheer amount of additional 4-inch nets that are available on the river,” said LaLonde.The schedule is expected to last five weekends, beginning Thursday, May 21st. Nets can go in at 6 a.m. Thursday and must be out by 6 a.m. on Sunday. Setnet fishing would be closed the remainder of the week. The closures will roll up the river, beginning May 28th from Tuluksak to the refuge boundary above Aniak.LaLonde says the schedule came after visiting villages and talking with people this winter and spring and choosing the weekend rather than a more sporatic schedule.“They would not have to pull nets in and out of the river every day. it leaves opportunity for honest people…boats can break down, family emergencies, things can happen. We think that will be easier on the users and be more fair,” said LaLonde.Mangers will close fishing to all but federal qualified subsistence users – that is people who live in communities on or near the Kuskokwim, a provision that’s unique to federal management. Sport fishing will be closed.A new set of gill net closures is anticipated for several tributaries. As of June 7th, there will be no gill net fishing on the Kwethluk, Kisaralik, Kasigluk, and Tuluksak rivers.“Those tributaries have not done well specifically in this drainage over the last several years. that’s an additional measure that we think will help drainage wide escapement as well as those tributaries. We also took that into effect when we looked at all of the 4” opportunity,” said LaLonde.LaLonde says subsistence fishing is open now with no restrictions on gear until the first closures begin on the lower river on May 21st. LaLonde says the plan for the first larger mesh openings in the latter part of June is will be determined once the run is in progress and they begin to see other species outnumber king salmon. He plans extensive engagement with the tribes and and the recently established Kuskokwim River Inter Tribal Fisheries Commission and continued work with the state, which runs many of the rivers’ monitoring projects.The run is forecast to be slightly better than 2014, which saw the lowest subsistence take of king salmon on record, but conservation and making escapement will remain the top priority.“Our view is it’s not a point estimate, but it’s the upper end of the escapement goal range and that’s what we hope to achieve in 2015,” said LaLonde.Information on anticipated restrictions is available here.last_img read more

State rejects teen climate change petition

first_imgSeb Kurland sits right of DEC Commissioner, Larry Hartig. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Center)The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation denied a climate change petition on Thursday submitted by a group of teens. The petition asked the state to reduce carbon emissions, monitor greenhouse gasses and come up with a long term climate change strategy.Listen nowIn late August, the teens hand-delivered the petition to DEC commissioner Larry Hartig. In his rejection letter, Hartig said the request posed “significant consequences for employment and resource development” in the state.Seb Kurland, a member of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, the group that submitted the proposal, was initially disappointed by the decision. But the 17-year-old from Juneau isn’t giving up.“I’m hopeful the governor and the Lt. governor will take action on this subject,” Kurland said. “And that their newly appointed members will do something about it.”The governor’s office has made some strides to address climate change since the teens voiced their concern. The administration created a new position, appointing a climate change adviser.Lt. Governor Byron Mallott said a climate plan is forthcoming.last_img read more

Baytown Has A Plan To Ease Congestion On Its Busiest Roadway

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:05 Baytown officials say every time they survey citizens, traffic tops the list as the community’s worst problem. Their most congested route is Garth Road, the busy four-lane thoroughfare that intersects with I-10.  Baytown Director of Engineering Jose Pastrana says Garth wasn’t built to accommodate today’s heavy traffic. He adds it’s really tough if you’re trying to make a right turn. “Whenever you come to a signal when you want to turn right, you may be the lone vehicle that wants to turn right but you can’t turn right because the guy in front of you doesn’t want to turn right,” says Pastrana. To help the traffic flow, Baytown is now building a series of right turn lanes on Garth. They’re planned for I-10, Cedar Bayou Lynchburg, and Baker Road.Pastrana says they’re starting with the Baker project because it’s away from the holiday shopping areas and they hope to keep construction delays to a minimum. After the holidays they’ll move on to the other two intersections. As for other Baytown mobility projects, the city is also building San Jacinto Boulevard, a parallel roadway designed to pick up some of Garth Road’s traffic.Have a look at the traffic plan here: X Sharelast_img read more

Against all odds Girl from BPL family scores 9257 percent

first_imgKolkata: A relentless urge to succeed in life might have been the driving force for 15-year-old Sneha Natua, who has managed to secure 92.57 percent marks in the Madhyamik Examination, despite financial constraints plaguing her family.An accident which Sneha had met with in 2018 affected her physically, but it was her indomitable spirit and determination which helped her overcome all odds one after another. The incident made her more resolute in pursuing her studies despite all challenges. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHer family members and schools teachers, particularly the headmaster, had been great sources of inspiration for the girl and they infused in her the fighting spirit and confidence which eventually made her come up with a standout performance in the examination. A student of Krishnachandrapur High School (HS) in Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas, Sneha had always been a meritorious student from childhood and continued to impress her parents with her performance in various examinations in the past. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA resident of an obscure village of Mathurapur in the same district, she was initially shattered after she met with a road accident in July 2018, with the Madhyamik Examination barely six months away. The incident left her completely bedridden and traumatised. However, her parents and teachers constantly boosted her confidence to appear for the examination. Coming from a very modest family background, Sneha scored 648 out of 700, with letter marks in all the subjects. Her plight might well serve as a classic example for those who can derive inspiration from her. Sneha never got to enjoy the pleasures of owning expensive notebooks, pens and pencils, along with other facilities. However, neither poverty nor her limited exposure to technological advancements could prevent her from scoring the stellar marks. The elder daughter of a salesman, Sneha had been weaving dreams of making it big in Madhyamik. The outstanding feat that the girl has achieved has come as a sigh of relief to her anxious parents – Sekhar Natua and Swapna Natua, belonging to a BPL family. Her mother is a housewife, while her sister is also a meritorious student and studies in Class VII. The girl credited her achievement not only to her parents, but also to the headmaster of Krishnachandrapur High School (HS) Chandan Kumar Maiti. “All my school teachers and particularly the headmaster guided me, even during my bad days. I would like to pursue HS studies from the same school. The financial constraints still pose a challenge for me,” Sneha said.last_img read more

Central Italyearthquake

first_imgCentral Italyearthquake Wednesday’s earthquakes in central Italy have triggered an avalanche that has buried the Hotel Rigopiano in the town of Farindola, on the Gran Sasso mountain in the central Abruzzo region, with rescuers mounting a desperate search for survivors.Up to 29 hotel guests and workers have been reported as either missing or dead, rescue workers said yesterday, as they face formidable weather conditions trying to reach the resort.“There are many dead,” Antonio Crocetta from the Abruzzo mountain rescue team told Italy’s ANSA news agency.Fabrizio Curcio, head of Italy’s civil protection agency, confirmed that 22 guests registered at the hotel were unaccounted for, along with “six or seven” workers.The prefect of Pescara, Francesco Provolo, said: “This is one of the most important hotels in the area. They are prepared for emergencies.”The president of Italy’s Marche region has talked of a “catastrophe” and appealed for aid as four quakes above magnitude 5 struck in one day. Luca Ceriscioli said quakes and snow had caused landslides and thousands of families were suffering power cuts, with some villages left isolated. The Lazio region was also affected on Wednesday and the tremors were felt in the capital, Rome.Marche was one of the regions worst hit by the earthquake of 24 August, with 46 of its 298 victims losing their lives in a single mountain village there, Pescara del Tronto.Image: Hotel Rigopiano after Wednesday’s avalanche. HANDOUT / Reuterslast_img read more

Adventure Canada has launched a special offer on a

first_imgAdventure Canada has launched a special offer on a voyage through the Northwest Passage this September, including free return flights plus two nights’ accommodation when booked by 31 July, 2018, exclusively through Cruise Traveller.Free flights are from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Edmonton, and ex Toronto on return, plus a free night’s accommodation both before and after the voyage, available until sold out.Departing Australia on 1 September, 2018, Adventure Canada’s 18-night ‘Out of the Northwest Passage’ itinerary features a sixteen-night voyage aboard the 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour from Kugluktuk in Canada’s Arctic, through the famed Northwest Passage to Greenland, with its quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and glaciers. IMAGE: Canadian Arctic – Northwest Passage Adventure CanadacruiseCruise TravellerexpeditionNorthwest Passagelast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Stephen R. Groves, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2019 1:13 pm PDT Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls FILE – In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File) NEW YORK — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday.The man then turned the tape over to law enforcement, according to attorney Gloria Allred. She and her client, Gary Dennis, would not discuss the specifics of the tape during a news conference in New York. But Allred said it appears to show a separate incident from the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that Kelly faces in Chicago, though she acknowledged she could not be “100 per cent certain” that the man in the tape is Kelly.Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, noted that lack of certainty.“It is not him,” Greenberg said. He also said that Kelly “denies that he is on any tape with underaged girls.”Dennis, an assistant at a nursing home, said he was cleaning out a box of old VHS tapes in his Pennsylvania home recently when he found the footage, on a tape that was labeled with Kelly’s name. Dennis said he has never met Kelly and doesn’t know how the tape came to be in his possession. He said that because the tape also has a sports game on it, he believes it may have come from a friend.“To my shock and surprise, R. Kelly appeared to be on the tape, but not in concert,” Dennis said. “Instead he was sexually abusing underaged African-American girls.”“I was disgusted and horrified when I saw that,” Dennis said.Allred said they assume the girls in the video were underage because they didn’t appear to have developed.The charges Kelly faces in Chicago are in connection to three girls and one woman. Prosecutors have said they have video of Kelly sexually abusing one of the girls.Kelly has been trailed for decades by allegations that he victimized women and girls, and he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008 related to a tape that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct, and he has pleaded not guilty to the charges filed last month in Chicago. In an interview that aired Wednesday and Thursday on “CBS This Morning,” Kelly pleaded with viewers to believe that he never had sex with anyone under age 17 and never held anyone against their will.Allred, who represents women who say they were abused by Kelly, said the tape from Dennis was turned over to law enforcement in the federal Eastern District of New York. She didn’t say why it went to that venue. A representative for the office declined to comment.Allred encouraged anyone who was in possession of similar tapes to come forward, either to her or to law enforcement.A Chicago police spokesman referred questions about Allred’s news conference to the prosecutors handling the case. That office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.___Associated Press writer Corey Williams contributed to this story from Detroit.___Check out the AP’s complete coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly.Stephen R. Groves, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Confusion over EU funding if Aglandjia plans change

first_imgCONFUSION on whether EU funds will be lost if plans are changed regarding the Aglandjia roadworks ensued during the House Environment Committee on Wednesday, as the government and local residents gave two contradictory answers apparently offered by the EU.The case concerns a long-standing dispute over the Aglandjia roadworks introducing four roundabouts and increasing the roads to two lanes in each direction.The most contested roundabout is the one at Akadimias park as it requires cutting down trees.Committee chairman Adamos Adamou said the state maintains that the official response from the EU is that if any changes are made to the plan then funding is scrapped.NGOs however argue that the answer they received is that there is no danger of funds being slashed if the plans change.Adamou has thus asked both parties to submit the responses as evidence.Members of the Initiative for Akadimia Park demonstrated outside parliament before the session began, later moving to the Nicosia public gardens and demonstrating outside the room where the committee was convening.Placards bore the slogans “Aphrodite is angry”, “your developments, our oxygen”, “hands off our trees”.“We do not create roads for cars, we create roads for people,” Adamou said.Transport ministry permanent secretary Alecos Michaelides said 13 trees would be cut from Akadimias park for the roundabout and for the entire project, 93 trees would be chopped down however the public works department has committed itself to planting 350 trees and this was the best way forward.Representatives of the public works department said the roundabout was important as 25,000 cars pass by Aglandjia avenue a day, and the number reaches 14,000 during peak hours.Petroula Petrou, representing the Initiative for Akadimia Park said all those opposed to the creation of the roundabout have been nothing but an audience to what has happened with their views going unheard and unheeded. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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