Nova Scotia’s roads and communities will be safer thanks to a new program designed to reduce drinking and driving. The province unveiled its Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program today, Sept. 16, in Truro. The program, which will come into effect Tuesday, Sept. 30, is for people who have lost their driver’s licence because of an alcohol-related offence conviction or have an alcohol-related incident on their driving record. For many in this category, entering the program will be the only way to regain driving privileges. “The Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program will be put in place to keep our roads safer by reducing the number of people who drink and drive,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir. “This is a proven technology that is helping to reduce drinking and driving in other parts of Canada and around the world.” An ignition interlock device is installed in vehicles of people in the program. As well, they must participate in Addiction Services. Like other provinces across Canada, Nova Scotia’s program will operate on a user-pay system. The program will cost clients an estimated $1,700 to $2,000 for the first year to have the device installed and maintained. “This program is a critical addition to the province’s legislative, enforcement and awareness initiatives to improve road safety,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott. “Today is an important day in the fight against impaired driving.” The ignition interlock is a small, hand-held breath-testing device fitted to a vehicle’s ignition. Before starting the vehicle, the driver must blow into the device. If the driver’s blood-alcohol level is above a pre-set limit, the car will not start. The device allows law enforcement and provincial officials to better monitor impaired driving behaviours. “It is an added tool for police in helping to control impaired driving in our province,” said Bob Purcell, executive director of Public Safety. “Nova Scotians expect, and deserve, safe highways and streets. This program sends a further message to those in our province that drinking and driving will not be tolerated.” Under this program, anyone convicted of an alcohol-related offence is required to take an education program and assessment with Addiction Services. Based on the assessment, Addiction Services will recommend to the Registry of Motor Vehicles whether the person should be accepted into the program. Once accepted, the person is required to attend regular sessions with Addiction Services. “I am proud to say that our program is the first in Canada to include a mandatory addictions counseling component,” said Everett Harris, director of Addiction Services for the Cape Breton District Health Authority. “That addition is drawing world-wide attention in our field.” The province’s Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program is supported by MADD Canada. MADD has pushed for mandatory ignition interlock programs across Canada and approves of Nova Scotia’s program. “MADD Canada is very pleased to see this program come into effect in Nova Scotia,” said Margaret Miller, president of MADD Canada. “It will save lives by ensuring the impaired driver is separated from their vehicle.” The Alcohol Ignition Interlock Handbook, which provides full program details, is available at www.interlock.gov.ns.ca . read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel” pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at Backpage.com, authorities said.Federal prosecutors say that Backpage brought in a half-billion dollars since it began in 2004, mostly through prominent risque advertising for escorts and massages, among other services and some goods for sale. Authorities allege the site was often used to traffic underage victims, while company officials said they tried to scrub the website of such ads.Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in prison under a California agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking.And a federal judge in Phoenix unsealed an April 5 plea deal revealing that Ferrer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and Backpage.com pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy.“For far too long, Backpage.com existed as the dominant marketplace for illicit commercial sex, a place where sex traffickers frequently advertised children and adults alike,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “But this illegality stops right now.”Under his plea agreement, Ferrer agreed to make the company’s data available to law enforcement as investigations and prosecutions continue. The guilty pleas are the latest in a cascade of developments in the last week against the company founded by the former owners of the Village Voice in New York City, Michael Lacey, 69, and James Larkin, 68.The company founders were among Backpage officials indicted by a federal grand jury in Arizona. Attorneys for the company and Lacey, Larkin and Ferrer did not respond to multiple telephone and email messages from The Associated Press.The U.S. Justice Department also seized and shut down the website, and Ferrer’s federal plea deal requires him to help the government seize all the company’s assets.Ferrer could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine in the federal case in Arizona, while Backpage.com could face a maximum fine of $500,000 for its money laundering conspiracy plea in the Arizona case.The federal plea deal says any prison sentence Ferrer would face would run concurrent with his 5-year terms in Texas and California.“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it is happening in our own backyard,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement announcing the plea deal. He called Ferrer’s plea “a game-changer in combatting human trafficking in California, indeed worldwide.”Larkin and Lacey remain jailed in Arizona while awaiting hearings on whether they should be released after pleading not guilty to federal charges alleging they helped publish ads for sexual services.Five employees of the site also were arrested and pleaded not guilty, but Lacey and Larkin are the only ones in jail.Lacey and Larkin also earlier pleaded not guilty in California after Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Larry Brown last year allowed the state to continue with money laundering charges. The state attorney general’s office, which is prosecuting the case, alleges that Backpage’s operators illegally funneled nearly $45 million through multiple companies and created websites to get around banks that refused to process their transactions.But Brown threw out pimping conspiracy and other state charges against Backpage’s operators. Brown ruled that the charges are barred by a federal law protecting free speech that grants immunity to websites posting content from others.President Donald Trump this week signed a law making it easier to prosecute website operators in the future.Texas state agents raided the Dallas headquarters of Backpage and arrested Ferrer on a California warrant after he arrived at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport on a flight from Amsterdam on Oct. 6, 2016. The Dutch-owned company is incorporated in Delaware, but its principal place of business is in Dallas.Paxon called Thursday’s pleas “a significant victory in the fight against human trafficking in Texas and around the world.”___Associated Press writers Terry Wallace in Dallas and Jacques Billeaud in Phoenix contributed to this story. read more
CALGARY – Nexen Energy says it will spend about $400 million to build a 26,000-barrel-per-day expansion of its Long Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta.The company, which was purchased by Chinese state-owned China National Offshore Oil Co. Ltd. (CNOOC) in 2013, says its Long Lake Southwest expansion will add three steam-driven well-pads that will send bitumen to its existing facilities.It says in a release on its website the project has been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator and “affirms” CNOOC’s long-term confidence in the Alberta energy sector.GMP FirstEnergy estimates Nexen’s existing works produced about 41,000 barrels of bitumen per day in 2017.A company spokeswoman said site preparation has already begun, with first oil anticipated in late 2020.Nexen is facing provincial labour charges from the deaths of two employees after an explosion at the site in 2016. The incident led to it closing permanently its damaged Long Lake upgrader.It is also facing regulatory charges after a Long Lake pipeline ruptured and spilled five million litres of sand, bitumen and wastewater into muskeg in 2015. read more
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it is looking to sell a portion of its investment in the Highway 407 toll highway outside of Toronto that analysts estimate could fetch more than $2 billion.The Montreal-based engineering and construction firm said Thursday that it has hired CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets to help advise it on a potential sale of 6.76 per cent of its investment through a direct sale or other type of transaction.The sale would leave SNC-Lavalin with a 10 per cent stake, alongside co-owners Spanish multinational Cintra Infraestructuras and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.The company, which previously mused about selling the investment, believes it could be a good time to consider the transaction. Determination of how the proceeds would be used will be made at the time of a transaction.A sale would help investors to value the company’s core business more accurately, it said in a news release.Yuri Lynk of Canaccord Genuity said the decision’s timing is strange, since it comes before SNC-Lavalin is able to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement to settle past wrongdoing.Under a DPA, criminal prosecution is suspended if the accused admits guilt, pays a significant fine, puts safeguards in place and co-operates with authorities. Upon completion, the charges are withdrawn.SNC-Lavalin has pleaded not guilty to the one fraud and one corruption charge filed by the RCMP against it and two of its subsidiaries.The RCMP alleges SNC-Lavalin paid nearly $47.7 million to public officials in Libya and defrauded various Libyan organizations of about $129.8 million.A preliminary hearing is slated to begin in September. The company said the actions were taken by executives who are no longer with the company and who face criminal charges.The highway’s potential partial sale overshadowed SNC-Lavalin’s second-quarter results.The company said it earned $83 million or 47 cents per diluted share, down from $136.4 million or 91 cents per share a year earlier.The profit included $88 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit and a $62.7-million net gain from the sale of its investments in Montreal’s McGill University Health Centre and SNC-Lavalin Infrastructure Partners.Adjusted profits increased to $154.9 million or 88 cents per share, up from $107.8 million or 72 cents per share in the prior year. Adjusted earnings for the engineering and construction operations were 65 cents per share, six cents ahead of analyst expectations.Revenue increased 30 per cent to $2.5 billion, short of the $2.6 billion forecast by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.SNC-Lavalin’s backlog was $15.2 billion, up from $10.4 billion six months earlier.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC) read more
TORONTO – Ontario has signed supply agreements with six more licensed cannabis producers, bringing the total to 32, along with 10 accessories suppliers.The deals were announced Wednesday by the Ontario Cannabis Store, which will be selling pot online starting on Oct. 17 when recreational marijuana use is legalized.It is also establishing a wholesale distribution network to supply cannabis to legal private stores once legislative requirements are put in place.The agreements to date are with licensed producers such as Canopy Growth Corp., Aurora Cannabis and Aphria Inc. as well as smaller players including Starseed Medicinal Inc. and Solace Health Inc.The OCS says it will continue to work with partners to ensure the province has sufficient supply and a broad selection of cannabis products to meet the needs of Ontario consumers.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version, based on information in an OCS press release, said there are agreements with 12 accessories suppliers. In fact, there are agreements with 10. read more
The United Nations General Assembly has endorsed a declaration made by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) requesting expanded trade opportunities, assistance in coping with sea-level rise and other adverse consequences of climate change, and renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel technologies.Adopting without a vote a resolution introduced by Jamaica yesterday on behalf of the 132-member “Group of 77” developing countries and China, the Assembly called for timely actions to implement the Mauritius Declaration and Strategy for implementation adopted at the SIDS international meeting from 10 to 14 January.The Strategy would require a substantial increase in financial resources to be used effectively, access to and transfer of environmentally sound technologies, early warning weather systems, capacity-building and quick and practical actions to respond to the unique economic, social and environmental challenges facing the 51 SIDS, the representative of Mauritius said.The SIDS are small island and low-lying coastal countries that share similar sustainable development challenges, including small populations, lack of resources, remoteness from other land masses, susceptibility to natural disasters, excessive dependence on international trade and vulnerability to global developments. In addition, they lack economies of scale and pay high costs for transportation, communication, public administration and infrastructure. read more
by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2014 2:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products is closing a newsprint mill in Ontario and permanently idling paper machines at two Quebec mills as it sheds 300 jobs.The biggest impact will be at a mill in Iroquois Falls, Ont., which employs 180 people and will close permanently on Dec. 22. The other 120 jobs are affected by the permanent closures of paper-making machines in Baie-Comeau and Clermont, Que.The cuts will reduce Resolute’s capacity for making newsprint by 465,000 tonnes as the company struggles with reduced demand, higher costs and the negative impact of campaigns by environmental groups.The century-old Iroquois Falls mill serves the North American market which faced an 8.3 per cent demand decline last year, equivalent to 300,000 tonnes of production. Global demand has fallen seven per cent or two million tonnes, but has accelerated in recent months.“In the last couple of years we invested $20 million in effort to improve its competitiveness and its quality, but with this decline in the market it was one of the sites that was most vulnerable,” said company spokesman Seth Kursman on Friday.He said the falling Canadian dollar has helped, but the mill is less competitive than others in Canada and the southern U.S. that have port access for shipments abroad.Resolute (TSX:RFP) said its challenges were exacerbated by provincial forest plans that increased costs by up to 30 per cent and made it tougher to access fibre. In Quebec, higher electricity costs and the spruce budworm infestation were also factors in the decision.CEO Richard Garneau also cited the impact of “the ill-founded attacks” by environmental activist groups and their “deceptive” campaigning.Kursman said the threats and intimidation against customers is having a domino effect on operations and communities.Greenpeace recently singled out electronics retailer Best Buy, alleging that it is “fuelling destruction in Canada’s Boreal Forest” by sourcing paper for its weekly advertising flyers.“The Greenpeace campaign has had an impact and it is impacting people’s livelihoods, it is impacting community well-being and the behaviour is absolutely unconscionable,” he said.Nicolas Mainville, Quebec director of the environmental group, said Resolute should change its practices instead of pointing fingers.“For us it’s extremely troubling to see that instead of investing on the ground and to achieve a better environmental performance, Resolute prefers to invest in lobbying and propaganda to try to obtain a better image,” he said.Mainville said Resolute has lost three FSC certifications, an internationally recognized recognition of good forest practices, and has done nothing to regain them.Resolute owns or operates nearly 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares gained 2.9 per cent or 55 cents to $19.39 on Friday.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Resolute Forest to cut 300 jobs from Ontario, Quebec newsprint operations read more
Toyota, Vauxhall, Alfa Romeo, Smart, Bentley, Peugeot, The Daily Telegraph, Jaguar, Ford, Volvo, Auto Expres, Volkswagen, MG Rover Group, Honda and Fiat are all participating in the Careers Trail. More than three quarters of a million people work in the Motor industry, including the 237,000 who work directly in the manufacture of vehicles, components and trailers. The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 23 October to 3 November. Careers Day takes place on 28 October. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Youngsters considering their career options are being encouraged to pick up a copy of a handy new guide at this year’s British International Motor Show in Birmingham. Careers in the Motor Industry was today launched by Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt MP, who visited the Show on the first-ever Careers Day.The guide reflects the huge range of opportunities in an industry which employs more than three quarters of a million people in vehicle design, manufacture and support. Featuring case studies, further education courses and on-site training, Careers in the Motor Industry offers help to those who are already on the road to a motor industry career, and a taster to those who are thinking about it for the first time.Careers Day at this year’s Motor Show has been organised in conjunction with the Campaign to Promote Engineering (CPE), which is part of the Engineering Your Future stand in Hall 4 at the NEC. Starting here, visitors from school age to graduate will embark on a ‘careers trail’ around the show, visiting graduates and apprentices on participating stands to listen to their experiences and expert advice.More than 7,000 young people are expected to take part in the careers trail. Those who complete it can enter a draw to win prizes like tickets to the Rally of Great Britain.Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Motor Show organisers, commented, ‘Young people are the lifeblood of any forward thinking industry. The talented youngsters of today will be helping create the cars we see at the Motor Shows of tomorrow and it is our aim to make sure that they receive as much help and guidance as possible.’ Notes to editors: read more
Now the judge has called on British, Italian and Panamanian authorities to look into the allegation, according to Spanish media.However, it is not clear whether Britain has the power to intervene over the case as “extraterritorial jurisdiction” is usually only asserted over British citizens if they commit a crime abroad, not when they are victims of it.The sex attack is said to have occurred around 5am on Thursday. The ship docked in Valencia at 7.35am and left just after 4pm the same day for Marseille, without the suspect on board but with the British girl and her parents.She was examined at Valencia’s La Fe Hospital as part of a rape crimes protocol. DNA tests are also understood to have taken place in the cabin where the sex attack allegedly occurred and on the British girl’s clothes so they could be analysed at Valencia’s Institute of Forensic Medicine.The vessel, which was christened in May 2012 by Sophia Loren, has the capacity for 3,502 passengers.It is due to reach Palermo in Italy tomorrow this morning (MON) at 9am on stop 16 of a 27-day cruise across Europe.A spokesman for MSC Cruises said: “As there is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide any additional comment on this matter. The cruise ship was on its way to Valencia from Palma, pictured, when the alleged rape took placeCredit:Douglas Pearson/The Image Bank In 2009, Spanish law was modified so that crimes against humanity which took place in other countries could only be heard in their courts if they involve Spanish victims or suspects present in Spain.Local Spanish media yesterday reported that the judge could only have claimed jurisdiction over the crime if the alleged Italian suspect had lived in Spain. The arrest occurred so the courts could establish if that was the case, before discovering he had no residential address in the country. An Italian teenager accused of raping a 17-year-old British girl on a European cruise has walked free on a legal technicality because the alleged attack occurred in international waters.The victim, who was travelling with her parents, reportedly told Spanish police that her attacker forced her into his cabin before raping her on Thursday as the MSC Divina cruise ship made its way to Valencia in Spain from the Mallorcan capital of Palma.The suspect, an 18-year-old who is understood to live in Italy, was arrested by police the following day on the vessel, which is registered in Panama.However, he was later freed by a duty court in the city after the judge concluded he did not have jurisdiction to probe the alleged crime because it was committed by a foreigner on another foreigner in international waters and on Panamanian territory.The release has been linked to Spain’s legal reforms of the doctrine of universal jurisdiction. 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. read more
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. Fast jet pilots fared the worst with the MoD’s optimum training time of just under four years being exceeded by 82 per cent to over seven years. Training of multi-engine and helicopter pilots – at around four and a half years and five years respectively – both took 73 per cent longer than required. Labour MP Meg Hillier, chairwoman of the Committee of Public Accounts, said: “The military flying training saga continues with the MoD repeatedly failing to train the aircrew it needs.”The NAO finds that the MoD has trained an average 45 per cent fewer pilots than needed in the last six years.”Students have experienced long delays waiting to start their training with courses cancelled and delayed.”To address the long-standing failures of its military flying training, it is more critical than ever that the MoD’s much delayed new programme works.” A Chinook helicopter from 27 Squadron RAF undertaking a rear wheel landing in Dartmoor.Credit:Cpl Rob Travis/PA RAF pilots are being forced to wait almost two years to complete fighter jet training, a new National Audit Office (NAO) report has found, after the government reversed cuts it had previously made to flying training.The NAO report says the time taken to train aircrew has “consistently exceeded the Ministry of Defence’s expectations” and estimates the Military Flying Training System will not be fully able to meet the requirement until 2023. In July 2019, there were 145 RAF students waiting on average 90 weeks to start training, compared to an expected 12 week wait for around 26 students at a timeThe MPs report looked at the provision of aircrew training for all three services in Fast Jet, Multi-Engine and Rotary Wing aircraft by Ascent, a joint venture between two defence contractors, Lockheed Martin and Babcock.It found that in the six years to 2018/19, the MoD failed to meet its training needs by an average of 45 per cent, equating to a shortfall of 125 aircrew a year. A CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a training flight in the Arizona desert. Credit:Cpl Tim Laurence/PA In 2008, the MoD agreed a 25-year contract to provide aircrew training with Ascent. Whilst the NAO report criticises both Ascent and the MoD’s management of the programme, Defence experts say the current problems stem from the government’s decision in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) to slash the number of military aircraft in frontline service. Consequently, the training pipeline, facilities and equipment such as simulators were either not maintained or replaced.However, in a policy reversal announced in the 2015 SDSR, the government committed to fielding two new Typhoon fighter squadrons, re-investing in a maritime patrol aircraft to hunt submarines and decided to bring forward the F-35 stealth jet programme. A senior Whitehall source said this “wavering direction and guidance” from MoD had left the department “not covered in glory”.“If you keep moving the goalposts it’s hard to score a goal,” the source said. An MoD spokesman said MFTS was “the biggest transformation of UK military aircrew training in a generation.“Although we acknowledge there have been some challenges, the transition to the new system is now well underway and a steady improvement in aircrew throughput is being seen in all areas.” read more
For EuroChem’s new Usolskiy potash operations in Russia, FAM has supplied seven portal scrapers of the type KP 1100.55,7 for the potash plant. By adding potash, EuroChem has further expanded its product assortment and become one of only three companies in the world to produce fertilisers that contain all three primary nutrient elements, namely nitrogen, potash and phosphates.The potash deposit on which the operations is based is Verkhnekamskoe in Perm region with 2.3 billion tonnes of ore reserves and an average potassium chloride content of 30.8% is one of the largest potash ore reserves worldwide. With a planned extraction of 3.7 Mt/y, EuroChem aims to develop production for 60+ more years.The FAM portal scrapers will be installed in various stockyards and utilised for handling both ore and the end product with a conveying capacity of 1,100 t/h per machine. “Realisation of this comprehensive project will enable EuroChem Group AG to increase extraction, handling and processing of potassium chloride and therefore place the company among the top five global fertilisers manufacturers.” The scope of delivery included project design, manufacturing, delivery, assembly and commissioning of all mechanical components, electrical systems and control technology.,For EuroChem’s new Usolskiy potash operations in Russia, FAM has supplied seven portal scrapers of the type KP 1100.55,7 for the potash plant. By adding potash, EuroChem has further expanded its product assortment and become one of only three companies in the world to produce fertilisers that contain all three primary nutrient elements, namely nitrogen, potash and phosphates.The potash deposit on which the operations is based is Verkhnekamskoe in Perm region with 2.3 billion tonnes of ore reserves and an average potassium chloride content of 30.8% is one of the largest potash ore reserves worldwide. With a planned extraction of 3.7 Mt/y, EuroChem aims to develop production for 60+ more years.The FAM portal scrapers will be installed in various stockyards and utilised for handling both ore and the end product with a conveying capacity of 1,100 t/h per machine. “Realisation of this comprehensive project will enable EuroChem Group AG to increase extraction, handling and processing of potassium chloride and therefore place the company among the top five global fertilisers manufacturers.” The scope of delivery included project design, manufacturing, delivery, assembly and commissioning of all mechanical components, electrical systems and control technology. read more
Engineer Mehdi Sadaghdar makes YouTube videos in which he answers questions about electronics and technology. One question he apparently gets quite often is which type of electricity hurts more, AC or DC? You have to respect the commitment Sadaghdar has to his audience. To answer the question, he applied increasingly potent electrical shocks… to his tongue.In AC, or alternating current, the flow of electrons periodically reverses. DC (direct current) is simply unidirectional flow of electric charge. Most electrical systems in the world run on AC (50-60Hz), but many devices require DC power. In these cases, a power supply steps the power down to DC. If you’re tinkering with electronics, there are plenty of places you could get a nasty jolt from either form of electricity.Sadaghdar wanted to figure out which type of shock would be more painful, but without using huge (read: dangerous) amounts of voltage. It stood to reason he should use the body part with the lowest resistance, which turned out to be his tongue. There are a few incidents during the testing process, which should serve to remind you not to try this at home.With DC, Sadaghdar started at 1 volt and ramped it up to 12 volts, where he was forced to stop. Before the actual AC testing got underway, Sadaghdar demonstrated how the frequency of AC causes the muscles of the tongue to contract. It’s an effective visual aide. As for how painful 60Hz AC is, he had to stop at about 6.5 volts.So there you have it. In the case of this one intrepid YouTuber, AC electricity is about twice as painful as DC. Anything for science, right? read more
Facebook Twitter Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NBA star Damian Lillard dresses up as Steve Austin, Videos after RAW last night in Providence Google+ WWE posted a video Saturday (above) sharing Twitter posts from NBA stars Kyle Kuzma, and Damian Lillard, along with Rapper Wale, listing their top 5 favorite finishing moves. WhatsApp Triple H gifts 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors with custom WWE Title Belt Pinterest Mixed tag team match set for Hell in a Cell, Wale joins 205 Live commentary on Tuesday read more
WELLINGTON, Fla. (WSVN) — Authorities have arrested a man after, they said, he engaged in a physical altercation near West Palm Beach that led to the shooting of a co-worker.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies took 27-year-old Jhaval Ward into custody on Monday. He has been charged with aggravated battery and possession of a weapon by a felon.According to investigators, Ward and the 55-year-old victim were hired to unload a moving truck at a home in Wellington, Sunday.Deputies said an argument broke out between the men. Some time later, Ward hit his co-worker in the back of the head with a pistol. The men struggled over the firearm, causing it to go off and strike the victim in the shoulder.Paramedics took the victim to St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is expected to survive.Ward is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $300,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /04:04 X – / 8As Harvey’s rain continued to fill up Houston’s Addicks and Barker reservoirs, the Army Corps of Engineers made the difficult decision to release water from the dams, knowing that would flood homes downstream. Officials say there was no better option, but the decision has sparked a wave of lawsuits from homeowners downstream.Val Aldred points to a pile of mangled building materials on the front lawn the home in the Memorial neighborhood, where his family’s been for 20 years.“We have a lot of debris. Garbage sacks, a lot of lumber and timber that’s stacked up on a big, big stack.”Inside, furniture is piled up in the middle of the room. They’ve already knocked out moldy walls, revealing a skeleton of beams and pipes underneath. Aldred had hoped to avoid all this. And when Harvey’s powerful rains finally stopped, it looked like they had. The water hadn’t reached the house.“But then, couple hours later, it was getting a little higher and I went, ‘something’s going on here!’ and I had no idea what it was. About three in the afternoon it was starting to get pretty high, to where my wife and my daughter were saying, you know, ‘we probably ought to get out of here.’”What he didn’t know, was the Army Corps of Engineers had released water from the dams not far away, sending it rushing into Buffalo Bayou, which overflowed into their neighborhood. They managed to get out, and made it back to the house several days later. Linda Aldred pulls out her cell phone and plays a video of what they came home to.“At the last minute we put some things up on paint cans, hoping that would help.”“We’re standing in front of the basin for Addicks Dam. This is where the water passes through our water control structure. And is emptied into the tributaries of Buffalo Bayou downstream.”Richard Long is with the Army Corps of Engineers.“As the reservoirs rose, and we realized that we going to have water start flowing around the end of the dam in an uncontrolled fashion, we had to make the difficult decision to begin releasing the water from the reservoirs so we could achieve a balance that was necessary to continue operating, protecting as many homes as we could downstream, while protecting the integrity of the dams.”Long says the Army Corps of Engineers realized a few years back that they’re no longer in the flood control business.“We are in the flood risk management business. Meaning that we can actually help reduce the impacts of floods, but we cannot stop a flood. Here, I have friends upstream and downstream that have water in their houses. And so it’s difficult.” — “We’re not saying that officials were negligent in releasing the water.”Derek Potts is an attorney representing the Aldreds and other families in a lawsuit against the Harris County Flood Control District and the City of Houston.“We’re saying that they released the water, they made a decision to protect some homes but not others, and took my clients’ property rights in the process. And just like if you’re building a highway and you take somebody’s property, you have to justly compensate them, per the constitution.”But this was a flood, not a highway. Blake Hudson teaches property and water law at the University of Houston.“Sure, this release caused the flooding of this house. Or do you characterize it as the storm necessitated the release, and that’s ultimate cause. And so it really depends on how the court takes these factors and looks at them and applies them to the facts of this case.”Speaking last week on Houston Matters, Hudson says a previous case in which the state of Arkansas sued the Army Corps over a flooding issue left the door open for these kinds of suits, but determined they need to be considered on a case by case basis.There are at least three federal lawsuits over the homes that were flooded as a result of the dam releases, and more lawsuits in state court. Rick Laminack is an attorney representing families who have filed one of the other suits.“What I anticipate will eventually happen is that most of these claims, most of these lawsuits will be consolidated into one federal court in Houston. And one judge will kind of oversee the entire process for all the cases that have been filed.”Getting to the bottom of all of that in court, he says, could take years. Share read more
Close Google Assistant users can now send assignable reminders to family members. The feature is meant to help families stay organized and productive even amid busy schedules. ( Google ) Google Assistant’s new feature lets members of a group leave assigned reminders to each other. The feature is designed for families and housemates to better collaborate with each other.Assignable RemindersOn Thursday, Aug. 15, Google announced a new feature set to roll out on Google Assistant that can potentially help households to be more productive and collaborative. Soon, members of a group can leave assigned reminders for each other using the Google Assistant whether at home or on the go.For instance, one can simply say “OK Google, remind Jeff to walk the dog” or something with a more specific time and location such as “go to the grocery at 3 p.m.” or “get coffee beans at Starbucks,” and the reminder’s recipient will receive that message on their phone at the specific time or when the Assistant recognizes that he or she is already at that location. Echo Spot – Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa – Black ENDS IN ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller ENDS IN (3400) DEAL OF THE DAY Apart from reminding others of tasks, this feature can also be used to send encouraging messages to members, such as “OK Google, remind Abed that he will do great on his Spanish exam” and the reminder will be sent to that person.(Photo : Google) Users can soon send reminders to household members using Google Assistant. The new feature aims to help with collaboration and organization at home.Google Family GroupTo be able to use this feature, members must be a part of the family group on Google’s Family website, and only those who accepted the invitation will be able to use the feature and receive the reminders. Users can only send and receive reminders within those in their Google family group or those whose accounts are linked to the same smart display or speaker.For now, the feature will only be released in English in the United States, UK, and Australia in the next few weeks on phones, smart displays, and smart speakers with Google Assistant.“We think this feature will be a great tool to help families (and housemates) manage tasks this new school year and beyond,” said Glenn Wilson, Group Product Manager for Google Assistant. TAG Google Assistant, Reminders, Voice Assistant ENDS IN (10390) All Bestseller Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermos… $195.00$195.00 MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 – Wir… Bestseller Microsoft Surface Headphones Bestseller (113) Bestseller ENDS IN Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN $224.99$249.99 $129.99$129.99 GL1234 Home Hub with Voice-Activated Assistant – 7″ Smart Touchscreen (Chalk White) $199.00$199.00 Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Vector Robot by Anki, A Home Robot Who Hangs Out & He… $249.00$349.99 (215) (7) AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches ENDS IN $43.17$49.98 Bestseller (815) Ads by Amazon ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. (18) DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Related Products DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY $76.16$76.16 Kate Spade New York Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch,… Ticwatch E Super Lightweight Smart Watch Ice,1.4 inch … (841) ENDS IN read more
The Northern Natal Women’s Forum recently handed over a cheque of R240,000 to the Gift of the Givers Foundation.This money is to help the people who are suffering in Syria.The violence in Syria began in March 2011 and this middle eastern country has been crippled by a brutal civil war ever since. The United Nations estimates that more than 250,000 people have died.This devastating news has really touched the women’s forum and ever since, they have been determined to help those in distress. This campaign started in October last year.The forum successfully brought musician Zain Bhika to Ladysmith recently so they could raise funds for Syria.The response was very heartening, as more than 300 patrons converged on the august event to add their contribution to a worthy cause and to be regaled by the dulcet harmony of Zain Bhika.And he did not disappoint! Both young and old sat glued to their seats right up to the end, as memories were jogged by the mellifluous hits of yesteryear and current favourites.The women’s forum were also successful in taking Zain Bika to Dundee and Newcastle. Dundee raised R80,000, Newcastle R100,000 and Ladysmith R60,000. Entertainment for a worthy cause indeed!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite read more
Technology Billionaire to Buy Hawaiian Island of Lanai in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Share June 22, 2012 446 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Celebrity Homes Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-22 Abby Gregory “”Realestalker.com””:http://realestalker.blogspot.com/ is reporting that a major “”property acquisition””:http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/did-larry-ellison-buy-lanai.html is underway for Oracle founder, Larry Ellison. According to the website, the billionaire technology entrepreneur is set to purchase the Hawaiian island of Lanai for between $500 and $600 million. Key details about the transaction remain under wraps, but Ellison would likely take ownership of 98 percent of the 141-square mile island in a deal with current owner, David Murdock. As Lanai’s current billionaire proprietor, Murdock loses an estimated $20 million annually, due to the expenses associated with running the island’s hotel and golf resorts. The agreement with Ellison is said to allow Murdock to retain his Lanai residence, as well as the rights to build a wind farm that would provide power for nearby Oahu. [COLUMN_BREAK][IMAGE] read more
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