AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Linaras, 43, is accused of harming the newborn girl, wrapping her in plastic grocery bags and leaving her in a trash bin at the Polynesian mobile home park on San Fernando Road. A woman collecting recyclables came across the dead infant. Depaz is charged with being an accessory to murder. The two were arrested after a tip from a neighbor, information that prompted a search of Linaras’ home in the mobile home park. The city of Santa Clarita had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The case prompted renewed efforts to get the word out about the state’s Safe Surrender Act that allows mothers or guardians to drop off unwanted newborns at hospitals or fire stations, no questions asked. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – A 22-year-old woman accused of murdering her newborn and dumping the baby in a trash bin in Newhall lost her bid Wednesday for reduced bail. A North Valley Superior Court ordered bail for Jacquelin Linaras to remain at $1 million. She is charged with murder and assault in the May 16 incident. Jose del la Cruz Depaz, Linaras’ boyfriend, also is being held in the case. His bail remained at $500,000 and could increase pending additional charges, a court official said. The pair were ordered to return to court July 10, at which time a date will be named for a preliminary hearing to determine if the case will go to trial.
With the World Motorsport Council adding India in next year’s Formula One calendar, motorsports enthusiasts in India can look forward to the Indian GP at Greater Noida in October next year.The Formula One track (in circle) in Greater Noida.The track of the Indian GP, promoted by Jaypee Sports International, has been designed by German designer Hermann Tilke and the promoters are confident that the $ 350 million project will be grand success.”We realised that we have to make the track right. We shared the design of track with few of the top teams and their drivers.They put the design in their simulators and advised us about the changes that would the circuit more challenging. And we made those changes. It will be a great driver’s track,” Mark Hughes, vice-president, operations, JPSI told Mail Today. The track is 5.14km long with 16 corners. It has been built on 350 hectares of land with the fastest corners on Turn 10 and 11. Apart from F1, there are plans to have MotoGp and World Superbike series here too.
Story Highlights State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is encouraging children to speak out against abuse.Mr. Green said that while there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse by adults, there is still an issue of under-reporting, with only one out of 10 adults making reports.He was speaking at the Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education (RISE) Life Management Services ‘Finding My Voice’ programme closing expo and concert, held on May 31 at Emancipation Park in Kingston,“That is why we must have programmes that empower our children to speak up. That is why this ‘Finding My Voice’ programme is so important. It tells children about their rights and encourages them to speak if they are being abused, because we understand that we can’t depend on the adults only,” the State Minister said.Mr. Green also encouraged children to make use of the resources available to them to report abuse.“Children, we want you to know that if you are in a difficult situation, if you are being abused, you must say something. Go to your guidance counsellor, go to the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) or the Child Development Agency (CDA), and tell them what is happening to you,” the State Minister added.Meanwhile, Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, said the EU remains committed to working with the Government and its partners to defend the rights of all persons.“Children are particularly vulnerable, and so we must each make a commitment to do better in terms of protecting them. Children, everywhere, who are experiencing, or who feel threatened, must feel comfortable to tell someone and get the support they deserve. This means that all Jamaicans must become part of the solution. This entails doing all we can to develop positive relationships with the children in our care and helping them to feel safe enough to enjoy their childhood,” she said.Executive Director of RISE, Sonita Abrahams, told JIS News the initiative has accomplished its goal of training persons in abuse prevention and promoting human rights.“We have trained over 28,000 young people. We have gone around the island and have done sessions in the classroom with primary-school children. We have also done training with parents and guidance counsellors in the prevention of sexual abuse against children. The whole idea is to teach young people and parents how to be safe and to recognise if there is an abuse situation going on, and encourage children to speak up,” she explained.Mrs. Abrahams added that while RISE will continue to promote the initiative on its social media platform, Facebook and the ‘Finding My Voice’ music project, more public- and private-sector involvement is necessary to end child abuse.The EU-funded ‘Finding My Voice’ National Programme on the Prevention of Child Abuse is an 18-month intervention aimed at the promotion and protection of the rights of children.It has directly impacted an estimated 1.4 million persons islandwide through its multimedia public-education campaign on the prevention of sexual violence against children. State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is encouraging children to speak out against abuse. Mr. Green said that while there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse by adults, there is still an issue of under-reporting, with only one out of 10 adults making reports. Meanwhile, Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, said the EU remains committed to working with the Government and its partners to defend the rights of all persons.