UN strongly condemns deadly Yemen bomb attacks

According to media reports, a school bus carrying the 15 school girls was hit by a car bomb as it passed a checkpoint in the Yemeni province of Al Bayda, south of the country’s capital of Sana’a. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban expressed his sympathies and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous attacks. “There is absolutely no justification for such cowardly terrorist acts that brutally take the lives of innocent civilians, including children,” the statement said, adding that the Secretary-General called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Later in the day, the UN Security Council also strongly condemned the “senseless attack”, and reiterated their condemnation of violations and abuses committed against children by terrorists. In a statement to the press, Council members expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families and friends “of those killed and injured by these heinous acts”, as well as to the people and the Government of Yemen.Condemning the growing number of attacks carried out or sponsored by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Yemeni authorities in this regard.The strong statements from the Council and the Seretary-General echo a statement issued yesterday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the immediate aftermath of the bombing in Yemen and the equally savage mass killing of children in a school in Peshawar, Pakistan where 132 children were murdered by Taliban militants.“There can be no justification for such unspeakable savagery against children as they go about the simple act of going to school, or against teachers as they work to educate them,” UNICEF declared in a statement.“Each life taken in Peshawar and Al Bayda is a future lost forever.” read more

Service companies to be standardsready for emerging oil and gas sector

Stakeholders from the public and private sectors, on Thursday, stressed the importance of being ‘standards-ready’ for the many opportunities that would come about as a result of Guyana’s emerging Oil and Gas sector.Trinidadian Consultant, Dr. Joseph KhanAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), at the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) draft strategic-plan consultation, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Deborah Ramsay said the medical facility is collaborating with the GNBS to ensure standards compliance in its laboratory.Ramsay said the hospital is currently working towards achieving the ISO 9001 certificate by 2019. She noted, “Hospitals, labs and other medical institutions are just as equally important to the oil and gas sector. We know there are certain standards that we have to adapt.”Trinidadian Consultant, Dr. Joseph Khan, who has been working with the GNBS on its five-year strategic plan, said once the oil and gas begin to flow, there will be a greater need for service companies to be ‘standards-ready.’ “Locals in Trinidad were not ready to compete; they did not have their ISO certification. So, Guyanese must ensure that they are ready to capitalise on the opportunity,” Dr. Khan emphasised.Khan said he was sharing the ‘Trinidad experience’ to underscore the importance of implementing all the necessary measures and putting systems in place in order to be prepared, whether first oil is five or ten years in the future, DPI reported. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related10 labs certified, can qualify for international accreditation – GNBSJanuary 7, 2017In “Health”Oil MoU between Guyana, T&T inkedSeptember 19, 2018In “Business”Canada, Guyana to sign MoU for capacity building in oil sectorOctober 7, 2018In “latest news” read more

HTC to debut their own Facebook phone at Mobile World Congress

first_imgThis year’s Mobile World Congress seems like it will have a heavy Facebook presence. Earlier today, we already heard tell of INQ‘s two new Facebook phones, and now sources are telling the Financial Times that HTC will be releasing their own Facebook phone that will feature a dedicated button that will, at the very least, act as a shortcut to the world’s largest social network.The handset — which is likely an Android phone due to that operating system’s expandability — may offer deeper integration with Facebook than just a quick-launch button though. Although details are unknown at this point, it’s possible that HTC will leverage Facebook’s APIs to integrate the social network’s status, photo and video sharing functionality.One way they could accomplish this is through HTC’s Sense software, the modified UI they ship all of their Android phones with. This UI already has some degree of Facebook integration in the way it pulls status updates and allows users to publish messages to their profile from a central point. Perhaps HTC means to dramatically extend the Sense UI to more robustly handle Facebook functionality, and the new shortcut button is simply an external reflection of that software change. Either way, it seems very, very likely that HTC plans more than just slapping another hardware button on every phone, with one source telling the Financial Times that Facebook functionality remains “one of HTC’s main pushes for the year.”Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

Oprah places Surface tablet in Favorite Things list

first_imgMicrosoft’s newly launched Surface tablet certainly faces an uphill battle in its quest to take on the likes of the iPad and the myriad Android-powered tablets, but it has managed to impress at least one mogul with a pretty big megaphone — Oprah.The talk show queen has officially given her seal of approval to Surface by christening it in her annual list of “Favorite Things,” which help millions of Winfrey devotees decide what to buy for the holiday season. The Microsoft tablet chimes in at number 22 among the 49 hand-picked products.It is one of only a few electronic devices included in the list, standing out among the tons of makeup kits and fashion accessories.Her words are no doubt like fireworks going off in Microsoft’s office, with her calling it a “wowser” and saying it is the Mercedes-Benz of the tablet market. Not many people in the technology world were waiting to hear what Oprah’s tablet of choice would be, but for millions of other mainstream consumers, it could make an impact.Oprah‘s endorsement of Surface is not just about gaining a PR edge for the holiday season. It also helps with Microsoft’s storyline that the tablet is all about accessibility. Microsoft wants consumers to see that the iPad is for the enthusiasts, the Android tablets are for the geeks, and Windows RT is for the soccer moms and the mainstream consumers who want a user-friendly all-in-one device.That’s the company’s selling point. Now, whether or not that resonates with consumers will be the barometer of the platform’s success.via Oprah.comlast_img read more

Killer Tsakmakis suspected of Willi Koeppen murder

first_imgTelevision chef Willi Koeppen – who disappeared on 29 February 1976 – has been connected with one of Victoria’s most well-known murderers, Alex Tsakmakis. The Keoppen family are requesting that police reopen the case, as facts discovered since the event have suggested that it could be solved upon further investigation. Testimony taken from Mark ‘Chopper’ Read, who was imprisoned at Pentridge with Tsakmakis, reveals that he spoke of Keoppens while behind bars. “I can’t remember whether Alex said he did that one or had it contracted out,” said Read. Read is not the only connection to Tsakmakis who has suggested his role in the disappearance. Koeppen’s son Andrei has admitted that Tsakmakis’ daughter came into contact with his mother to “kind of apologise…a year or two back”. After years of contemplation over the case, Andrei Koeppen has connected the disappearance with Tsakmakis as a result of the fact that six escorts arrived at his Cuckoo Restaurant the day after he disappeared. He claims that these women could be the link between his father and Tzakmakis. Although Tzakmakis has been convicted of only two killings – including that of professional runner Bruce Lindsay Walker in 1978 – he is suspected of being involved in eight murders. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

San Diego International Airport receives Innovation Award

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom San Diego International Airport receives Innovation Award Posted: July 17, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego International Airport is the recipient of the American Association of Airport Executives’ 2018 Most Innovative Large Hub Airport award, it was announced Tuesday.The airport was recognized for its environmental sustainability programs and unique Airport Innovation Lab.“Our innovation focus is informed by the unique characteristics of this airport,” said Kimberly Becker, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s president and CEO. “Being right next to San Diego Bay drives our commitment to environmental stewardship. And operating on a small, 661-acre footprint drives us to think of new ways to fund necessary improvements, while always enhancing the passenger experience.”Airport officials highlighted two environmental programs that attracted award attention. One involves collecting air conditioning condensate that typically drips onto the airfield and recycling it for non-potable water uses. The other, called the Good Traveler carbon-offset program, allows for the purchase of credits to offset the negative environmental effects of air travel.The Airport Innovation Lab was set up in a decommissioned former commuter terminal to workshop ideas for possible use around the country. The lab will soon work with 10 companies to test potential solutions to airport parking and help passengers with unique needs navigate airport environments.Previously, the lab was responsible for launching a food and retail item delivery service for passengers at their gates. The service has since expanded to Port Authority of New York & New Jersey airports. center_img Updated: 6:50 PM July 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Michigan now requiring people to work in order to collect food stamps

first_img(WSVN) – A new policy taking effect October 1st in Michigan means some people who collect food stamps must start working or doing community service to continue receiving benefits.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has begun enacting the new policy, which says that “able-bodied” people between the ages of 18 and 49 have three months to find a job or lose their benefits.Those affected by the change must work, volunteer or attend job training for an average of 20 hours per week in order to continue receiving food stamps.The policy had previously been in effect in Michigan, but was waived over a decade ago due to high unemployment rates and a struggling economy.Food assistance recipients may be exempt from the work requirements if they meet any of the following federal criteria:Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BtoB Ad Revenues Pages Fall

first_imgAmerican Business Media has released its year-end 2007 Business Information Network (BIN) numbers, the metrics that track advertising spending by category in b-to-b media. Totals show an overall revenue decline of 2 percent—not a strong finish in the face of a decidedly gloomy 2008 economy. And this after essentially finishing flat at the end of 2006. Among the 21 categories tracked, the steepest revenue declines were computing, software, telecom (-17.59 percent); business, advertising & marketing (-10.7 percent); and travel, business conventions & meetings (-6.95 percent).The top three gainers were resources, environment, utilities (12.72 percent); architecture, design, lighting (10.49 percent); and science, research and development (10.11 percent). A total of 13 categories showed revenue increases, but 9 of those were below 5 percent and many of those categories saw corresponding drops in page counts. Total spending across all categories for the year was $10.72 billion—down from year-end 2006 total spending of $10.94 billion.The total number of ad pages were also down 3.35 percent. The numbers erase a flat 2006, where the fourth quarter of that year wiped out decent gains through the third quarter. The year concluded with a 0.61 percent revenue “gain” over 2005. All hope now seems to rest on the revenues to be made in ancillary businesses such as e-media and events. ABM president and CEO Gordon Hughes emphasized these segments when he noted “continued industry growth” in a statement accompanying the results, pointing out that digital business has been growing “in excess” of 20 percent. ABM’s T-BIN numbers, which track trade show activity, recorded a 6.60 percent increase in revenues over 2006. ABM attempted to put a good face on the print results, going so far to suggest “ignoring” the computer, software, telecom category—the report’s top decliner. “In fact, ignoring the ‘Computing, Software, Telecom’ category would result in an overall 0 [percent] change over 2006,” contends ABM’s analysis. This of course begs the question of whether the rest of the declining categories should also be ignored.last_img read more

Babar Azam can be Virat Kohli Shoaib Akhtar has this advise for

first_imgOften compared with Indian captain Virat Kohli, young Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has already confessed that he watches Kohli and tries to learn as much as possible from the Indian captain. Azam has been one of the shining lights for Pakistan in the World Cup so far and his consistent run at the top of the order has been a real positive for Pakistan.However, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the young man should now aim at kicking on after getting a start and winning games for his side.”I would like to tell Babar Azam that when you consider Virat Kohli your idol then you should also learn to play like him. Virat has scored runs in very difficult situations. Babar should learn to take singles like Virat, learn to improvise like him,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.Akhtar also advised Babar to increase his range of strokes and accelerate his scoring rate after reaching his 50, much in the same way the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson have done.’Babar has to have more range of shots’ Babar AzamMichael Steele/Getty Images”If you look at players like Virat, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson…all these guys accelerate their scoring after reaching fifty. Babar should learn from them. He should have more range of shots,” he added.The Rawalpindi Express, however, was all praise for Haris Sohail, the young left-hander who came in and smashed a 59-ball 89 during Pakistan’s convincing 49-run win over South Africa. Babar scored his half-century but they got out when he was on 69 off 80 deliveries.”I was constantly saying that Haris Sohail should be included in the playing XI because he is a very compact player. Against South Africa, he showed how to score runs. In fact, he looked better than Babar Azam,” Shoaib said. Virat KohliGetty imagesThe fast-bowler believed that dropping Shoaib Malik and replacing him with Haris Sohail was a fair call as the left-hander provided thrust to the Pakistan innings.Asking the side to play without any pressure, Akhtar believed that the side still had a great chance of making it to the semi-finals if they play with freedom and put pressure on the opposition in the upcoming matches.”Pakistan have a good chance of making it to the semifinals. They need to play fearless cricket without any pressure. If England lose their three matches against Australia, India and New Zealand, Pakistan can come through,” said Akhtar.last_img read more

Mueller On Election Interference Theyre Doing It As We Sit Here

first_imgMueller reinforced that he had not “exculpated” President Trump and said he believed Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice when out of office. Mueller said he thought that future political campaigns should report contacts with foreign agents and that they could be, “depending on the circumstances, a crime.” As to Trump’s praise of WikiLeaks in 2016 as it was revealing material stolen by Russian cyberattackers: “Problematic would be an understatement,” Mueller said. Read Mueller’s opening statement. Republicans and Democrats took their questions for former special counsel Robert Mueller in sharply different directions on Wednesday. Mueller appeared before both the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Peril from foreign interference in American elections will persist through the 2020 presidential election, former special counsel Robert Mueller warned on Wednesday.Asked whether Russia would attempt to attack future U.S. elections, as it did in 2016, Mueller replied: “They’re doing it as we sit here.”Mueller didn’t detail a prescription for how he believes Congress or the United States should respond, but he recommended generally that intelligence and law enforcement agencies should work together.“They should use the full resources that we have to address this,” Mueller said.That warning followed hours of hearings before two committees in which Democrats sought to underscore Mueller had not cleared Trump of obstruction allegations and that he had found many contacts between Trump’s campaign and the Russian interference in the 2016 election.“Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.“No,” Mueller said.Watch: Mueller On ‘Exoneration’ ClaimThe exchange made the point that Democrats have repeated since Mueller filed his report: His findings don’t boil down to a vindication or an inoculation for Trump, as the president claims.What isn’t clear is what they will mean in terms of actions by the president’s opponents.Mueller studiously avoided being drawn into questions about prospective impeachment proceedings — which divide the Democrats that control the House majority — although he admitted that someone else might decide to charge Trump with a crime after he’s no longer in office.Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., asked Mueller whether he believed there was sufficient evidence for a charge when Trump no longer enjoys the protection of the Justice Department policy that forbids indicting a president.Yes, Mueller said. But for the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that bars charging a president, the former special counsel said to Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., that he and his office might have decided whether to try to bring an indictment against Trump.Some Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed doing so if they’re elected next year, but no president has ever been prosecuted after the fact for actions in office — another political minefield for the party to navigate.Other Democrats on Wednesday emphasized what they called key findings from the special counsel’s investigation, including the details about Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, meeting with a Russian contact who has been linked with Russia’s intelligence agencies — and giving him polling and other material from the Trump campaign.But Mueller also stressed that he would not go beyond what he has already said or written or violate the guidelines the Justice Department has imposed on what he can reveal on Wednesday.Time and time again, he declined to associate himself with whatever characterization was being drawn by a lawmaker questioning him and on a few occasions he responded simply: “I take your question.”Collins and Co. for the minorityRepublicans used their time with Mueller to emphasize that the special counsel established no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian attack on the election.House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., sought to underscore the thoroughness of Mueller’s report — and the conclusion, supported by that thoroughness, that there had been no conspiracy between Trump’s campaign in 2016 and the Russians who interfered in the election.Other members attacked the former special counsel for what they called malpractice and bias.Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Mueller that he had failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a prosecutor by writing that he could neither charge Trump nor “exonerate him” — but exoneration is not a prosecutor’s job, Ratcliffe said.His job is to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to bring a charge and, if he can’t, not only mustn’t he bring the charge, he also must not reveal what he uncovered since there won’t be an indictment, Ratcliffe said.“You managed to violate every principle and most sacred tradition for prosecutors,” the Texas congressman said.Ratcliffe asked Mueller whether he could cite a written Justice Department policy that permitted the specific actions he had taken with his investigation and his report.“I cannot,” Mueller said, “but this is a unique situation.”Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, sought to draw Mueller out about some of the more salacious aspects of the Russia imbroglio, including the so-called Russia dossier produced by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.But Mueller wouldn’t go there.He said that matter was being handled by others inside the Justice Department and, at one point, said he didn’t know either the names Fusion GPS — the political intelligence firm that commissioned the Steele material — or Glenn Simpson, its founder.Mueller deferred again in the session with the House intelligence committee to address alternative hypothesis propounded by Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and other members about the early phase of the Russia investigation.That’s also being investigated by others in the Justice Department, he said.The former special counsel also tried to dispute accusations that members of his team were politically biased because of their work with Democrats or political contributions. Mueller said he picked the most effective people for the job.The Justice Department calls for officials not to consider employees’ political views when hiring or making assignment.Reluctant witnessThe white-haired former G-man didn’t want to testify before Congress. He gave one-word or monosyllabic answers, asked members of Congress to repeat themselves, and frequently responded by saying, “I’d refer you to the report.”Mueller said in a brief statement at the Justice Department earlier this year that his report was his testimony and that he didn’t think it would be appropriate for him to star in a big set piece event on Capitol Hill.The longtime prosecutor also sometimes appeared to struggle to follow which members of Congress were questioning him and he wasn’t able to recount precisely, at one point, which presidents in the past had nominated him for which of the roles he has served.Democrats insisted that Mueller appear. They negotiated for months and eventually compelled him with a subpoena.Nadler believed it would be valuable for more Americans to see and hear Mueller on TV describing what he found in his investigation, given that many people haven’t read his report.Mueller documented a vast wave of interference by Russia’s government in the 2016 presidential election with the object of hurting candidate Hillary Clinton and helping Trump get elected.The special counsel’s office also documented many contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russians during that time but did not establish a criminal conspiracy related to the election.Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., mentioned during the intelligence committee hearing that national security officials — including, earlier this week, FBI Director Christopher Wray — have warned that election interference will continue through the 2020 presidential race.Knowing what Americans know today, Himes said, should a campaign contacted by foreign agents report that to the FBI?l“It should and it can be — depending on the circumstances — a crime,” Mueller said.As to Trump’s praise for WikiLeaks in 2016 while it was revealing politically embarrassing material stolen by Russian government cyberattackers, Mueller was asked how he reacted to those comments.“Problematic is an understatement,” Mueller said.Volume II of Mueller’s report details a number of instances that Democrats and other critics have called obstruction of justice, including attempts by Trump to remove Mueller himself — and then cover up those efforts.President sanguineTrump and his aides insisted they were unconcerned about Mueller’s testimony.The special counsel’s office closed without bringing any more criminal charges against Trump’s inner circle, and Trump has stressed that he views Mueller’s report — which explicitly does not exonerate the president — as an exoneration.Trump’s private lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said ahead of the hearing that the legal team wouldn’t have a “war room” running to countermessage Mueller’s testimony. Trump allies inside and outside the White House said they believed the former special counsel wouldn’t stray beyond his report, but still faulted Mueller’s comments.“This morning’s testimony exposed the troubling deficiencies of the special counsel’s investigation,” Sekulow said Wednesday.“The testimony revealed that this probe was conducted by a small group of politically biased prosecutors who, as hard as they tried, we’re unable to establish either obstruction, conspiracy, or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”Trump has revisited some of his old attacks on Mueller as being “conflicted” and a “never Trumper,” but he also sought to appear calm about the hearings beforehand.All the same, the president offered his own commentary about the pre-gavel coverage before Mueller’s opening statement on Wednesday: “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019The only thing on Trump’s schedule for Wednesday is a private fundraiser later in the day in West Virginia.The president had said he wasn’t planning to tune in to see Mueller — and then also said, “Maybe I’ll see a little bit of it.”NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith contributed to this report.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFormer special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday.Get Caught Up: Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET Sharelast_img read more

Mosby Case Was Sabotaged

first_imgIn a matter of minutes, State prosecutors wrapped up the Freddie Gray case by dropping all criminal charges against the remaining three officers set to stand trial for his death on July 27.No one will be held criminally responsible for the death of the 25-year-old, who was killed while in police custody.Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, at podium, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray, depicted in mural in background, was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray’s death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray’s father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)Reporters rushed out of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse with the news, where they had gathered before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams to hear pre-trial motions for Officer Garrett Miller, who was facing charges of second degree assault, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment.Instead of settling matters related to how Miller’s testimony against Officer Edward Nero would affect his own trial, Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow and Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe made three quick motions that put an end to the ordeal, which began a little more than a year ago in the Gilmor Homes public housing complex.“We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself,” said a clearly upset Marilyn Mosby, a press conference in West Baltimore housing complex after the charges were dropped. “The judge has acquitted three of these officers- one of the arresting officers, the wagon driver, and the highest ranking police officer in this matter.” Officer Edward M. Nero, Lt. Brian W. Rice and Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr. were all acquitted earlier this year.“In light of these consistent outcomes, the likelihood of the remaining defendant’s decision to elect a bench trial with this very same judge is highly probable and unfortunately, so is the outcome,” added Mosby.Mosby alleged that the case was sabotaged from the beginning. In her press conference she said, “There were individual police officers that were witnesses to the case, yet were part of the investigative team.”She also cited interrogations conducted with no hard questions as evidence of the sabotage, along with uncooperative lead detectives that started a counter investigation and failed to execute search warrants pertaining to text messages among the police officers charged.While critics say the six acquittals are a failure on her part, Mosby said, “The only loss- and the greatest loss in all of this was that of Freddie Gray’s life.”A total of six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died days after being arrested for carrying a spring knife and running way from a police officer after making eye-contact. Somewhere between running from the police and the seven stops the police van made before calling a medic, Gray’s spine was fatally damaged.Along with Miller, Officer Edward M. Nero was charged with second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Lt. Brian W. Rice, the highest ranking police officer present during the April 12 arrest last year, and was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr., the van driver, faced the most serious charge of second degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle due to gross and criminal negligence, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Officer William G. Porter was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Sgt. Alicia D. White was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.Before Miller and White’s cases were dropped, Porter’s trial ended in a mistrial last year and Nero and Rice were acquitted. Five of the six officers charged are now suing Mosby in a civil court for defamation of character.“The State decided to dismiss the cases because at this point they were really on the verge of being accused of a malicious prosecution- prosecution they know will not result in a conviction,” said Warren A. Brown, a Baltimore defense attorney not associated with the case. “The evidence was not going to be any different. The charges were not going to be any different. The judge was not going to be any different. It was going to be a court trial and you could easily see what the result would be.”Though Mosby lost the most high-profile cases of her career so far, Doug Colbert, a law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, said the case represents, “new ground broken.”“Every officer now knows that he or she will be held criminally accountable when a police officer is responsible for someone dying in police custody. There will be many positive changes that result from bringing these trials,” he said.According to Mosby, those changes also include cameras in every police van, new accountability requirements to make sure officers are adhering to “departmental policy, general orders, or procedures,” the mandate that all prisoners be in a seatbelt when being transported, and body-worn cameras for all officers.last_img read more

Dont remember how much you paid Blame card transaction

first_imgUsing smart cards has nowadays become an easy and convenient option for daily transactions. But do you accurately remember the amount of the last transaction you made with your smart card? The chances are less as researchers have found that customers who pay for their purchases by card are less likely to remember the precise amount paid as compared to those who make cash transactions.The findings, published in the journal Marketing Letters, apply to both single-function cards that offer only a payment function and multifunctional, or smart cards which may also include bonus programmes, user identification or other functions.The research assumes significance in view of the fact that a precise recollection of past spending has an effect on the willingness to spend money in the future, the researchers explained.It is estimated that approximately three billion new smart cards will be issued across the globe by 2017.Smart cards combine the payment function with additional functionalities that can be directly governed through our smartphones or smart watches in the near future, the researchers noted.”We wanted to show that individuals who pay by card have a less accurate recall of the amount paid than individuals who settle their bill with cash,” said Rufina Gafeeva from the University of Cologne in Germany.”Individuals who use the non-payment functions of the multifunctional card are less likely to remember the transaction details accurately.”The researchers interviewed 496 college students over their payment methods, initially before the introduction of multifunctional cards within the cafeterias and the second time, when smart cards were introduced one year later.The results showed how such shifting methods of payment from cash to smart cards are affecting the customers.last_img read more

Is VoIP Right for Your Company

first_img 2 min read Enroll Now for Free This story appears in the March 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Curious about VoIP phone service? PhoneGnome is a low-cost way to see how VoIP fits your company before you start incurring monthly fees. The wallet-size device lets you make free internet phone calls without any change to your current phone numbers, services or handsets.Once connected to a traditional phone jack, the $119 (all prices street) black-or rather, gray-box serves pretty much the same IP/PSTN conversion function as the ATA adapters you get when you sign up with Covad, Vonage or other VoIP providers.But unlike with those services, you’ll never have to change or add phone numbers to get service–a potentially significant expense for growing businesses. There’s no disruption of aux-iliary services–911, directory assistance, answering machine, TV, security–that rely on PSTN protocols. There’s no risk of losing phone service during a power outage (which happened to me five times last year). Unlike IM-based calling from AOL Instant Messenger, GoogleTalk or Skype, there’s no software to use when making calls.You dial using the same phone you always have. PhoneGnome automatically detects and routes calls between devices compatible with session initiation protocol, or SIP, entirely over the internet. Calls to or from non-SIP devices are routed over PSTN. Setup? Just plug PhoneGnome’s phone line and Ethernet cable into your phone and broadband loops, respectively. The hardware configures itself.The bad news is that, at this stage in our long transition from PSTN to IP calling, there isn’t just one way for VoIP devices to talk to each other. While Earth-link and Free World Dialup speak SIP, PhoneGnome can’t make an all-internet connection to the non-SIP hardware of popular services like Skype and Vonage.One approach is to buy two or more PhoneGnomes to make free calls among branch offices and the homes of key employees (a two-pack is $199). The PhoneGnome website also lists compatible VoIP services offering calls to U.S. landlines for as little as 2 cents a minute.There are new ways to make internet calls coming out every day. PhoneGnome is one that asks for very little of your time or money. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now March 1, 2006 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Airbus increases A320 production rate

first_imgAirbus today announced plans to increase the production rate of their A320 aircraft to 50 jets per month in response to market demand.The increased production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.Airbus is also adjusting the production rate of their A330 aircraft to six per month from Q1 2016 as they transition into the new A330neo.Airbus executive vice president programmes Didier Evrard says the production increase comes as part of the company’s role to anticipate demands within the market.“Given the success of the A320 Family, both CEO and NEO, we work closely with our supply chain, assess our manufacturing capabilities and decide on the most appropriate rate,” Mr Evrard said.“On widebodies we are adjusting A330 production in preparation for transition to NEO while in parallel the A350 XWB is on a steep ramp-up.”Airbus has sold over 11,500 single aisle aircraft and has delivered more than 6,400 to 317 operators worldwide.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

Hasapis steps down as BoC chairman

first_imgBy Evie AndreouCHRISTIS Hasapis announced on Wednesday he will be stepping down as Bank of Cyprus chairman at the upcoming shareholders’ meeting next month.According to a bank announcement, Hasapis and two other board members will not stand for re-election, while the bank’s CEO John Patrick Hourican, elected on November 2013, will put himself up for re-election at the shareholders’ annual meeting to be held on November 20.That meeting will also discuss the proposal by the banks’ new major shareholder Wilbur Ross, who has been nominated as vice-chairman of the board, for the replacement of the current board members with people he has proposed.The announcement also said that the election of any new members of the board is subject to the Central Bank’s approval.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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who has been the top official in the south-western province for around three years,the woman said that the culprit was a repeat offender She said that 15 days ago she and her friend had to go through a similar ordeal when the same man had put down his pants and had shown his genitals to them but since they had no proof then they couldn’t complain The woman also alleged that despite repeated requests the bus conductor provided no help to them "When we protested and asked the bus conductor to take action he ignored our pleas Fifteen days back when the person had made vulgar gestures we could not do anything as we did not have any proof Today we have these two videos as proof and we want justice"she said in her Facebook post After arresting Roy who is a resident of Baidyabati in Hooghly district Kolkata Police wrote on its Facebook page alongside a photo of the offender "This is the man He has been caught and will be punished most definitely" Thousands of people have commented on the Kolkata Police’s post thanking them for their prompt action The post however did not specify what he has been charged with and what punishment the crime will attract File image of Chief Minister K Palaniswami PTI Chennai: Tamil Nadu chiefminister K Palaniswami said on 1 June that specialised training and equipment would be given to forest department personnel to rescue people and curb fires such as the Kurangani Hills wildfire which killed 20 people who had gone trekking in March The training and equipment would be provided at a cost of Rs two crore Palaniswami told the Assembly in a suo moto statement "Majority of wildfire happens because of human error" he said adding the forest department was taking steps to rein in such incidents in Tamil Nadu and the new initiative will see personnel getting hands-on training For this purpose a 70000-sq-ft headquarters would be built at Velachery Chennai for the forest department as the existing facility is inadequate he said Also 125 new jeeps would be bought at a cost of Rs 1250 crore to be provided to the forest rangers In March 2018 20 people died in the fire at Kurangani hills of Theni district 520 kilometres away from Chennai A total of 39 persons — 12 from Erode and Tirupur and 27 from Chennai — had gone on a trek to the hills on 10 March and 20 had died in the blaze The state government had appointed a senior state official Atulya Misra as inquiry officer to probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the trekkers in Kurangani hills and submit a report on the incident within two months" the Kolkata police had said on their Facebook page before the man was arrested.Moving on, after a mishap as a teenager, “Now the APC is bedeviled by a lot of fake promises. possibly outside the Alerus Center,The statement listed the album’s tracks as "Just Your Fool", Featured Image Credit: The Mighty Finn/Facebook Topics: News World news Animals Tasty food After going into the break with a 11-8 lead. The win cost the Clinton campaign just a bit of clever long-distance organizing to win 4 of the islands’ 6 delegates, and their experience and opinions regarding workplace discrimination.

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