New Infrastructure Program Invests 47 Million in Water and Sewer Project

first_imgPhase two of the regional Port Hawkesbury sewage treatment system and the Port Hastings water distribution project will receive more than $4.7 million from a new Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. This project includes completion of the wastewater collection system for Port Hastings and the Town of Port Hawkesbury, the completion of the regional sewage treatment plant, and water transmission, distribution and storage for Port Hastings. Federal and provincial funding of $3,183,334 was announced today, April 28, by the federal and provincial governments. The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Town of Port Hawkesbury will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement. The announcement is the first in a series of federal-provincial infrastructure funding announcements expected under the new infrastructure program. “Our government is committed to making Nova Scotia communities stronger, safer and healthier,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “Through the new Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund program, we are strategically investing in projects that will help our communities grow and prosper.” “The government of Canada recognizes that infrastructure is the foundation of our quality of life, our economic progress, and our environmental sustainability,” said Peter MacKay, federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “It is the driver for attracting new business, expanding existing ones, encouraging immigration, retaining our young people, and drawing our family and friends back home.” The new infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater, solid waste, and environmental energy improvement projects. “Completion of the sewage treatment plant is our number one priority,” said Billy Joe MacLean, mayor of the Town of Port Hawkesbury. “This project will have some significant benefits for the health of our community and will make a real impact on the quality of life of our citizens.” “We are delighted to receive the funding to complete this important project,” said Duart MacAulay, warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness. “This project is of great value to our community and will have a significant impact on the well-being of our community.” The new $111-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are members of the management committee.last_img read more

New Jersey eyes cutting horse tracks in on internet gambling

first_imgTRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling.The state Assembly is due to vote Thursday on a bill that would authorize tracks to offer internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement with an Atlantic City casino or an online affiliate of a casino.Democratic Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says it’s a way to help the struggling racing industry with new revenue.“It would bring more traffic into the racetracks, and they need it desperately,” said Caputo, a former casino executive.Gamblers with internet betting accounts can already place bets from anywhere within New Jersey’s borders, and don’t need to go to a track to do so.“The casinos should realize that absolutely nothing will happen unless they agree to allow it through an agreement with a track,” said Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of the Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport. “Nobody is forcing anything on them. This is really a win-win for the racing industry and the casino industry.”Supporters envision track patrons placing online casino bets between races. The track would be compensated by the casino for drumming up new online business; the exact amount each track would get from a casino would have to be negotiated individually.Drazin said tracks would set aside an area for customers to place casino bets over the internet. The tracks would be specifically exempted from state law banning so-called “internet cafes” that offer real-money gambling.The Casino Association of New Jersey did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the bill.Internet gambling has been a bright spot in New Jersey’s gambling market. On pace to win $250 million online this year, New Jersey has the largest market of the three states that currently offer internet gambling (Pennsylvania recently approved it but has not started offering it yet).Delaware allows internet gambling through casinos based at racetracks.The state Senate has not yet scheduled a vote on the measure, which is being considered in a committee.___Follow Wayne Parry at read more

Conservationists file legal challenge to Trans Mountain reapproval over whales

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The federal government is facing a new legal challenge after it approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for a second time.Ecojustice has filed a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Living Oceans Society asking for leave to launch a judicial review of cabinet’s decision.Raincoast says in a statement that it will argue cabinet failed to comply with its responsibility to protect critically endangered southern resident killer whales when it reapproved the project June 18. This is the second time Ecojustice has gone to court on behalf of the conservation groups over the pipeline expansion.In August, the federal court struck down the government’s previous approval of the project, ruling the marine environment hadn’t been considered and Indigenous consultations were incomplete.Margot Venton, nature program director for Ecojustice, says in the statement that cabinet cannot justify approving the project legally or morally.“The government itself says endangered southern resident killer whales face imminent threats under their current conditions. This iconic population simply cannot handle increased, unmitigated threats from the Trans Mountain expansion,” she says.last_img read more

Increased cooperation vital to tackling climate change in Pacific Ban says

4 August 2010Closer international cooperation is necessary to help Pacific island nations combat the impact of climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, pledging the United Nations’ commitment to mitigating the problem. “No other challenge in the Pacific is as urgent and potentially life-threatening as climate change,” warned Mr. Ban in a message to the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum, being held in Port Vila, Vanuatu.The message was delivered by Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).In his message the Secretary-General encouraged Pacific nations to maintain “engagement at the highest level” with the UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing. Mr. Ban established the group in February to study potential sources of revenue that can be used to help developing countries carry out activities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.This is particularly important, Mr. Ban stressed, because a summit on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is slated for mid-September at UN Headquarters in New York. The gathering “will start our final push for the goals over the next five years,” Mr. Ban said. The MDGs are a set of enumerated and time-bound targets for tackling social and economic ills such as poverty, illiteracy and HIV/AIDS, all by 2015. Crucial to achieving MDG 7, ensuring environmental sustainability, is the Advisory Group’s effort to raise $100 billion per year of aid to developing countries by 2020. The aid would fund initiatives that alleviate the impact of climate change, which last December’s Copenhagen summit identified as having the most immediate impact on Pacific island States. In recent years leaders from the region have warned the Security Council that climate change is causing more intense cyclones, a rise in sea levels, more ‘king tides’ and increasingly frequent outbreaks of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.The Secretary-General pointed out in his message today that the situation in the region is especially important to the entire international community because “resettling whole populations outside national boundaries is under consideration.”Meanwhile, Mr. Ban also urged “an inclusive process to return Fiji to civilian constitutional rule as soon as possible,” noting that stability in Fiji is significant to preserving the rule of law and good governance in the region. read more

Two men charged over assault on Lankan envoy

However, lawyer M. Manoharan, representing the two accused, requested for a lower bail as his clients were from poor families and had their own families to support.They are also Malaysians and with no previous record, he added. (Colombo Gazette) Two men were charged in the Sessions Court in Malaysia today with rioting and causing hurt on Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Malaysia Ibrahim Sahib Ansar last Sunday, the  Bernama news agency reported.Businessman A. Kalaimughilan, 25, and taxi driver V. Balamurugan, 34, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which was read out to them in Tamil, before judge Muhamad Faizal Ismail. The two friends are jointly charged, with four others still at large, with committing the offence at Level 3, KL International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, Selangor, at 3pm on September 4. They are charged under Section 147 of the Penal Code and face an imprisonment for up to two years, or fine, or, both, if found guilty. The court allowed them bail of RM7,000 in one surety each and fixed October 7 for mention.Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Fariza Hamzah, who prosecuted, requested bail at RM20,000 in one surety on grounds that the incident occurred at the entry point to the country and it could tarnish Malaysia’s image. read more

Cyprus president to seek removal of Central Bank chief over perceived conflict

by Menelaos Hadjicostis, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2015 3:02 pm MDT NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus’ president said Sunday that he will seek to have the bailed-out country’s embattled Central Bank chief removed from her post over a perceived conflict of interest.President Nicos Anastasiades met late Sunday with Central Bank Governor Chrystalla Georghadji to contain the damage from a debacle that has shaken public trust in the institution. It also threatens to erode Anastasiades’ personal credibility as he tries to nurse the country back to financial health.Georghadji is in breach of her contract because her husband’s law firm represents the former head of a defunct lender, who’s embroiled in a legal battle with the Central Bank, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said.Christodoulides said the president “has no other choice” but to ask the attorney general to initiate legal proceedings aimed at Georghadji’s dismissal.“The president of the republic regrettably notes that trust in the Central Bank, as well as in himself, has been gravely degraded,” Christodoulides said.Anastasiades can’t fire the Central Bank chief, who answers to European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi. Christodoulides said that the Cypriot president has already informed Draghi of his intentions.Anastasiades appointed Georghadji a year ago following the resignation of her predecessor, Panicos Demetriades, after the Cypriot president accused him of botching the country’s bailout negotiations with international creditors a year earlier.Cyprus received a 10 billion euro financial rescue package in March 2013 that pulled it back from the brink of financial meltdown. But a core demand from international creditors was to seize uninsured deposits in the eurozone country’s top two banks to prop up the largest lender, while shutting down the smaller one.The government spokesman said responsibility rests on Georghadji’s shoulders because the president wouldn’t have appointed her had she informed him of her husband’s connection to former Laiki Bank chief Andreas Vgenopoulos.Georghadji emerged from the meeting with Anastasiades saying that she would carry on with her duties and that the “matter is closed as far as I’m concerned.”“There’s a constitution and laws that must be respected and which protect the independence of this office,” Georghadji said.The matter dates back to October when Anastasiades publicly criticized Georghadji for not disclosing that her daughter worked for her estranged husband’s law office, prompting a revision of her contract and assurances that the matter would be resolved.But things boiled over again during a tumultuous parliamentary ethics committee meeting last week when a Central Bank executive board member alleged that Georghadji had obtained a list with the names of lawmakers with overdue loans at the Bank of Cyprus.The board member, Stelios Kiliaris, suggested that Georghadji could use the information as leverage against detractors and get them to back off from conflict of interest accusations.Kiliaris, who has since resigned, went as far as to say that Georghadji had a vested interest having her estranged husband’s law firm win the case against Vgenopoulos because she and her family would stand to gain millions.Georghadji denied the allegations, insisting that she only sought the list as part of her supervisory duties and that she had no intention of holding the information over anyone. Cyprus president to seek removal of Central Bank chief over perceived conflict of interest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

More people displaced by turmoil in Mali than previously estimated UN refugee

There are now thought to be at least 203,845 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the land-locked West African country, up from a previous count of 118,795, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva.The revised figure comes as the agency also highlighted a shortfall in funding it said it needed to help IDPs in Mali, as well as Malian refugees in surrounding countries.“To date, we have received 41.7 per cent of the $153.7 million we required to assist the Malian refugees and IDPs,” the UNHCR spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, told reporters.He added that one consequence of the funding shortfall is that UNHCR cannot provide many refugees with recreational and professional activities to ensure they are “meaningfully occupied,” noting that a lack of activities could lead to some refugees – especially the young –leaving the camps and returning to danger-spots.“Schools have not started yet in the camps as school structures are still being built,” Mr. Edwards said. “UNHCR fears that without schooling, children and adolescents may return to Mali, where there is a risk of recruitment by various armed groups.”Currently led by Interim President Dioncounda Traoré, Mali has been dealing with a range of security, political and humanitarian problems since the start of the year. Fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels broke out in the country’s north in January. Since then, radical Islamists have seized control of the north, where they have imposed an extremist version of Muslim Sharia law as well as restrictions that target women in particular.The instability and insecurity resulting from the renewed clashes, as well as the proliferation of armed groups in the region, drought and political instability in the wake of a military coup d’état in March, have led over many Malians to flee, including some 250,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries in addition to those displaced internally.The revised IDP estimates come from the Commission on Population Movement in Mali, a working group under the UNHCR-led Protection Cluster framework, which aims to meet the protection needs of IDPs and other affected people globally.The refugee agency said the revised numbers reflect, in part, better access to areas in Mali’s north.The revised estimates also reflect more accurate counting of IDPs in the capital, Bamako, UNHCR added, praising work done by the International Organization for Migration, a Geneva-based intergovernmental organization. In Bamako, the number of displaced people was estimated to be 46,000 in September, up from 12,000 in June and July.Mr. Edwards stressed, however, that indications of “actual new displacement” also exist. He cited reports of people fleeing “because of general insecurity and a deteriorating human rights situation in the north of the country, fear of imminent military activity, and because of loss of livelihoods and limited access to basic services.”The UNHCR spokesperson also spoke of new refugee arrivals in neighbouring countries. In Niger, there were 3,853 refugees in September and October, while in Burkina Faso, last month, there were 1,000.“For UNHCR and its partners, access to refugees is becoming more difficult in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania,” Mr. Edwards added. “The risk of abductions of aid workers means that our teams have to travel with armed escorts. Frequent security alerts are limiting access to the camps and our ability to assist the refugees.” read more

Consumer confidence still lacking in October

For more, please see the attachedDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) ·         New car registrations fall 23.0% in October to 128,352 units.·         Year-to-date volume is down 8.8% to 1,922,771 units. ·         Diesel market share rose to a record high of 45.6% in October. ·         2008 forecast has been revised to 2.15 million vehicles. “October has proved another difficult month for the UK motor industry and action is needed to help restore consumer confidence and encourage buyers back to the showrooms,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.  “Cuts in interest rates that are swiftly passed on to consumers, scrapping planned increases in VED and maintaining public expenditure on new vehicles are essential parts of the package required by industry. There is also a clear role for European action to support continued investment in new, lower carbon vehicle technologies.” read more

Historic JC Penney Sign Restored by The Helper Project

The Helper Project has once again supported efforts to preserve history and bring unique touches to the city with the restoration of the iconic JC Penney sign.Gary DeVincent recently sold the sign to The Helper Project for restoration. Steve Adams, in conjunction with his fine arts gallery, has brought new life to the sign and has hung it on his storefront, which used to house the city’s JC Penney business.According to Roy Jespersen of The Helper Project, the JC Penney store in Helper was one of the first in Utah. “If you get a chance, take a visit. Most of the architectural elements have been preserved,” Jespersen said. “Steve would be happy to give you a tour.”Members of the community can see the sign at the current Steve Lee Adams Fine Arts Gallery on Historic Helper Main Street.“The Helper Project is thrilled that we were able to help fund the restoration on the JC Penney sign to the historic JC Penney building in Helper,” Jespersen shared. “Special thanks to Gary DeVincent from whom the sign was purchased and to Steve Adams, and his fine arts gallery, who has brought this historic Helper building back to life.” read more

Ofsted chief attacks Church for preventing inspections of Sunday schools

first_imgMs Spielman said that one of Ofsted’s greatest concerns is “what is happening under the radar in so-called out-of-school provision”.  She said it is “hard to think of a more British institution than a Sunday school”, adding that other faiths provide positive and enriching activity groups for children.  The head of Ofsted has attacked the Church for preventing inspections of Sunday schools “That is why I am afraid to say it is a matter of regret that the church has resisted changes in the law to allow Ofsted to inspect these settings,” she said.“This is not about infringing religious freedom: no one is proposing a troop of inspectors turning up at Sunday schools. Instead, it is about ensuring that the small minority of settings that promote extremism are not able to evade scrutiny.  “If we are to protect many of the tenets that the Church holds dear, we need the power to tackle those trying to use education to undermine them.” The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Credit: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH The head of Ofsted has attacked the Church for preventing inspections of Sunday schools.Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector, said it is a “matter of regret” that the Church of England blocked changes to the law that would have allowed out-of-school provisions to be inspected. She called on ministers to update legislation and give Ofsted more powers to scrutinize settings where children are educated outside of school hours, in order to protect them from being indoctrinated by extreme religious views. Speaking at the Church of England’s Foundation for Educational Leadership annual conference, Ms Spielman said Ofsted must be able to inspect out-of-school provisions – such as Sunday schools and Bible clubs – so that “the small minority of settings that promote extremism are not able to evade scrutiny”.“There are segments of particular faiths who are determined to use our schools to promote beliefs and practices that are an anathema to British values,” she said.“If we are to tackle this practice effectively, we will require changes to legislation to give us better powers.”  Nigel Genders, the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer, agreed that Church schools “must not and will not shy away from challenging fundamentalist practice in the name of promoting tolerance”.He said: “To that end we support tackling potential extremism in out-of-school settings including, potentially, through targeted inspections. “We did have concerns over proposals in 2015 which, at the time, could have ensured that everything down to village Sunday schools might have to be registered.“We have worked closely with Government since then, and are happy to go on working them on any proposal that would target areas of concern rather than imposing a new burden of bureaucracy across the board.”center_img The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby 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. The head of Ofsted has attacked the Church for preventing inspections of Sunday schoolsCredit: Adrian Sherratt / Alamy “But some other out-of-school settings operate less benignly,” she warned. “These institutions, some of which operate as illegal schools, use the opportunity to – in the words of the former Prime Minister – put ‘poison in the minds, hatred in hearts’ of young people. They need to be tackled.” She took aim at the Church’s role in preventing this, as she recalled how a government plan to require all groups caring for children for more than six hours a week to submit to inspection was dropped in 2016, following an intervention from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and a group of crossparty MPs, who labelled the proposals “bewilderinglast_img read more

Task force set up for Bauxite workers affected by Rusal sanctions

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS sanctions on Rusal: Oldendorff Carriers in Guyana to close operationsApril 20, 2018In “Business”Dismissed bauxite workers: Govt to further engage RUSAL todayMarch 4, 2019In “latest news”Government threatens to shut down RUSALMarch 2, 2019In “latest news” The coalition Government has established a task force to ensure workers of the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) are not adversely affected by recent sanctions affecting parent company Russia Aluminum (Rusal).Minister Raphael Trotman addressing BCGI workersNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on Wednesday visited Rusal (Guyana operations), located in Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to deliver the assurances first-hand to workers. Rusal Guyana is a majority shareholder in BCGI and a subsidiary of Rusal.“We are here to assure you that we are not going to see your jobs just go aside. We are going to be fighting,” Minister Trotman told workers. He announced that a task force headed by Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, will be leading this effort.A proposal was made to Cabinet on Tuesday to establish the task force which would address the “crisis that could come” and address general company workers’ relations.Last week, the United States Treasury Department announced sanctions against Rusal which would effectively ban the company from conducting business in American currency. The sanctions were to take effect in June but this week the Treasury Department announced it is pushing back the deadline to October 23, 2018, to give American companies time to wind down business with Rusal.Workers paying keen attention to address by Ministers and members of the task forceThe task force is a cautionary measure and includes Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Members of Parliament Jermaine Figueira and Audwin Rutherford, General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU) Lincoln Lewis, and the Department of Labour.“Rusal, the company, the management and its workers have to find a way to work together to save this industry. The Government of Guyana has a duty to stand and work with you to save your jobs,” Minister Trotman said.GBGWU’s General Secretary, Lewis, echoed the Minister’s sentiments and called for collaboration between workers and the company to further the task force’s work. “It is for you to give the Government the mandate as to the way forward. The Government representatives … have made the point that the Government is not prepared to leave you in the wilderness but to stand with you,” he said.Managing Director of BCGI Valerii VinokurovManaging Director of BCGI, Valerii Vinokurov, explained that the mining operations had halted operations following the announcement of the sanctions. Rusal Guyana will now resume work after being stalled for some 10 days. He added that contractor, Oldendorff Carriers, will also continue its work with the company.Additionally, BCGI is working with the Bank of Guyana to open accounts in Euro currency to continue operations, “I want to assure you there is nothing to be afraid of. Rusal company is not going anywhere, we will continue to work and produce here in Guyana,” Vinokurov assured through a translator. read more

US Navy gets hit with 110000 cyber attacks every hour

first_imgDuring Hewlett Packard’s Discover event held in Frankfurt, Germany, the company let slip that the US Navy is getting hit by 110,000 cyber attacks per hour, or about 30 attacks every second. At the event, Mike Nefkens, head of enterprise services at HP, said, “For the US Navy we provide the network for 800,000 men and woman [sic] in 2,000 locations around the world, protecting them against 110,000 cyber attacks every hour.” He most likely made the statement in an attempt to boast about HP’s capabilities, but rather, revealed the constant threat from cyber attacks the US Navy faces.Hewlett Packard has this information because they signed a $3.3 billion deal back in 2010 to manage the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, as well as the Navy’s move to a Next Generation Enterprise Network.The sheer number of attacks are staggering any which way you look at it. If that 110,000 attacks per hour figure doesn’t sound too impressive, what about 96.4 billion cyber attacks per year, or about 1,833 attacks per minute?Back in 2011, the Pentagon ruled that cyber attacks originating from another country officially constitute an act of war, and can be responded to with standard military actions. This, of course, meant that the US could launch a military strike in retaliation to some kind of hack that threatened national security — you know, like 96.4 billion attacks against the US Navy. Granted, not all of those attacks might come from other nations, but the majority of them most likely don’t come from some kid in a basement having a laugh. If the attackers are aware of the Pentagon’s ruling, it goes to show how confident they must feel about the security of their identity.via V3last_img read more

San Diego City Council select committee on homelessness held its last meeting

first_imgSan Diego City Council select committee on homelessness held its last meeting Ed Lenderman Posted: November 15, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 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) – By their very natures, select committees are not supposed to be permanent fixtures, but as the chair of this particular one pointed out, in May of 2017, the City’s number one issue was homelessness: “You have safety issues, housing, an outdated policy dating back to 1995,” the Council’s Chris Ward told KUSI,  “so the select committee was formed to look at all legislative action needed,  make recommendations to the full council and then fold that work back into standing committees.”But before the folding so to speak,  a Committee update on the City’s Strategic Plan on Homelessness that includes the Housing Commission.  That’s due before the full Council next Spring.  The committee was also briefed on affordable housing solutions that include “tiny homes.”  Affordable housing developer Michael Copley talked to the committee about his project in Sherman Heights– putting 21 shipping containers on a dirt lot to house 21 formerly homeless veterans. It’s like similar homeless housing projects in Los Angeles and Orange County.Each is 320 square feet and includes a bathroom, kitchen and balcony.New homes going up much faster and a whole lot cheaper than conventional housing. center_img November 15, 2018 Updated: 5:32 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Grand jury indicts man in death at Anchorage jail

first_imgAn Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man suspected of killing a fellow prisoner at the Anchorage Correctional Center.Alaska State Troopers say 20-year-old James Clinton was indicted on three counts including first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Mark Canul.A corrections officer found Canul unconscious at about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 during a routine security check of inmates.Responders administered CPR and Canul was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Trooper investigators concluded that Clinton assaulted Canul.The grand jury also indicted Clinton on two counts of second-degree murder.Clinton is represented by the public defender’s office, which routinely does not comment on open cases.last_img read more

Mithun Chakrabortys younger son Namashi to make Bollywood debut

first_imgMithun Chakraborty’s son Namashi to make Bollywood debut.InstagramAfter Mimoh, Mithun Chakraborty’s younger son Namashi Chakraborty is reportedly prepping to make his Bollywood debut.It has been reported that like his father and elder brother, Namashi too wants to make a career in Bollywood. He has also started preparing for his debut.”Namashi is very confident about acting. He has always idolized his father and wants to enter the Bollywood industry. In fact, he has already started with all the preps and has even started training for his debut,” according to Bollywood Hungama.The report further stated that Mithun’s second son does not want to capitalise on the name of his father, and instead aims to make it work with his own efforts. Hence, Namashi has started attending auditions.While Mithun was one of the most popular Bollywood actors of his era, Mimoh could not make it big in the industry till date. It will be interesting to see if his younger son makes an impactful debut.Mimoh had some time ago tied the knot with his girlfriend Madalsa Sharma. His marriage was a controversial affair as he was accused of raping a small time actress on the excuse of marrying her. Mithun’s mother was also accused by the actress of threatening her.last_img read more

Decommissioned USS Independence To Be Towed To Texas

first_img Share associated pressUS salors wave their caps on the deck of USS Independence as the aircraft carrier returns to the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, west of Tokyo, after one and a half months mission including the tense Taiwan Straits. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)The decommissioned USS Independence has arrived at its last port of call. The mothballed 61,000-ton Forrestal-class aircraft carrier passed through the jetties of the Brownsville Ship Channel on Thursday afternoon. A group of the ship’s past crew members stood and watched as the ship was towed up the channel toward International Shipbreaking Ltd., the recycling company that won the contract to scrap the ship. The ship had left Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, on March 11 and was towed around Cape Horn in South America to the Port of Brownsville. The USS Independence was launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1958, commissioned the following year and decommissioned in 1998. It was among several U.S. military ships to carry the name Independence.last_img read more

Transformation of Cybersecurity

first_imgPixabay To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /12:56 X Listencenter_img Cybersecurity and what it does—or doesn’t do—has gained national prominence in recent years.  More recently, special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. In July, twelve Russian agents were indicted for carrying out this alleged cyberattack.Now, security officials are turning their attention to the midterms in November. Facebook just announced it’s launching a new program it says will add another layer of protection.But just what is cybersecurity anyway, and what does its ongoing evolution mean for the industry? The University of Houston recently held its first conference on the matter at its Downtown campus.In the audio above, we talk with Chris Bronk, assistant professor at the University of Houston’s College of Technology, about the Houston industries that rely on cybersecurity most, and which ones could be utilizing it more. Sharelast_img read more

ToeJam and Earl return to save the people of Earth

first_imgToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is coming to consoles and PC in 2017, although you can add it to your Steam wishlist right now. You can, and you should. Welcome back to Earth. ToeJam and Earl are returning on a day next year that’s already clearly destined to be a global holiday. It’s been far too long since we’ve seen the alien duo, 13 years in fact, since the deeply flawed ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth hit Xbox.But forget that installment, the developers at Humanature Studios and Adult Swim Games clearly have. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a semi-remake of the first classic Genesis game that combines it with the side-scrolling second installment as well, giving the game new graphics, a ton of new features, and that same funky feel that we’ve all been missing.Listen, forget Sonic. ToeJam & Earl was one of the best games for Genesis owners to use to taunt Super Nintendo fans. The alien hip-hop duo was simply so funky, so fresh, and the game was so unique and challenging. This game did procedurally generated levels before there was even a term for it.Plus, it offered co-op play before that was a thing either, as you can play as either of the main characters and explore this strange world full of terrifying earthlings. You’d collect strange gifts, exploring the world as you liked thanks to a dynamic splitscreen mode that allowed you to roam where you pleased without being tied to your friend.The new game will feature nine playable characters including Latisha, Lewanda, GeekJam, Peabo, and Earl’s mom, Flo. Fans of the original will be pleased to note that secret locations such as the infamous Level 0 will return, as well as 13 remakes of the classic tracks and 13 new songs. The game also supports four-player co-op, both local and online. <>last_img read more

Why your shoelaces often get loose

first_imgEver wondered what causes your shoelaces to loosen even when you tie them as firmly as possible? It is because while running, the force of a foot striking the ground stretches and then relaxes the knot, a study has showed. As the knot loosens, a second force caused by the swinging leg acts on the ends of the laces, like an invisible hand, which rapidly leads to a failure of the knot in as few as two strides after inertia acts on the laces.The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, may help understand things like DNA that fail under dynamic forces, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”When you talk about knotted structures, if you can start to understand the shoelace, then you can apply it to other things, like DNA or microstructures, that fail under dynamic forces,” said Christopher Daily-Diamond, graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley.Using a slow-motion camera and a series of experiments, the researchers assessed a pair of running shoes that were laced-up and were on a treadmill. They found that shoelace knot failure happens in a matter of seconds, triggered by a complex interaction of forces, as when running, the foot strikes the ground at seven times the force of gravity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn addition, the study showed that some laces might be better than others for tying knots, but the fundamental mechanics causing them to fail is the same.”The interesting thing about this mechanism is that your laces can be fine for a really long time, and it’s not until you get one little bit of motion to cause loosening that starts this avalanche effect leading to knot failure,” said Christine Gregg, graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley.last_img read more