APTN National NewsNDP leader Jack Layton blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for failing to address First Nations water, housing and education issues in the Conservative’s last, dead-on-arrival, federal budget.Layton said the NDP has taken on a strong stand on First Nations and Metis issues.Layton said the NDP was not yet ready to release its platform.The Liberals have promised to increase funding for First Nations education in their platform, released this past weekend.
Police continue to investigate the incident. There are no further details available at this time.Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.” GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On January 20, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a report of an individual who had been shot at a location on the west side of the city.One male received a gunshot wound and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.There are no concerns for the safety of the public.
Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, where the Conference is meeting, told members today that they were supposed to have made progress on a proposed international ban on weapon-grade nuclear material over the past four weeks.Instead, he said, that progress was “not even zero – it was minus,” with members unable to even agree on a programme of work.That was “not only intolerable in the Conference, but it was also becoming intolerable in international relations – with the most important United Nations body dealing with disarmament not able to do anything but even regressing,” Mr. Ordzhonikidze said. Mr. Ban had addressed the Conference at its start in January, saying 2010 could be an historic year for progress on disarmament and non-proliferation goals.The Conference is next scheduled to meet on Tuesday. 11 February 2010The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, faces becoming irrelevant to international relations given its recent lack of progress, a senior United Nations official warned today.
She said her family urgently needs her in Canada. Born in 1975 in Sri Lanka, Puvanenthiram is an ethnic Tamil. She originally said she started working for the student wing of the LTTE in 1992 before voluntarily joining the LTTE proper in 1993. Puvanenthiram is caregiver to her elderly and ill parents; her youngest son, a Canadian citizen, depends on her because of chronic medical problems; her eldest son has learning and development issues; and her husband has health problems that may require surgery.When Puvanenthiram first arrived in Canada in 2002, however, she seemed to be in a different space. Puvanenthiram said she attended to injured persons until 1994, and had a year of basic training in self-defence by the LTTE. By 1995, her duties included digging bunkers, transporting injured people and assisting in hospitals.When government forces attacked her LTTE camp she moved to another, located in Kilinichchi, where she stayed for another three years. At the LTTE’s Kilinichchi camp she received weapons training from 1995 to 1998 before asking permission to be excused due to poor health. Her request, she told German authorities, was denied.When she made her new refugee claim in Canada, all of that changed. A Toronto woman ordered out of Canada for being a self-declared member of the LTTE argues the only evidence against her is her own past claims, which she says are not credible, the National Post reported.Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, the Minister of Public Safety and the Federal Court of Canada, however, reject her revision of her past in Sri Lanka during a bloody civil war. She told border agents she had been a voluntary member the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly called the Tamil Tigers, an outlawed terrorist group in Canada.It was the same account she earlier gave German authorities, when she lived there from 1998 to 2002 after leaving Sri Lanka.In Germany, she applied for refugee status and detailed her time in Sri Lanka during the lengthy civil war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government. Jayasiri Puvanenthiram was first declared inadmissible to Canada in 2004 for being a member of an organization engaging in terrorism. She has doggedly fought to remain here, fighting appeals and pleas that have allowed her an additional 12 years in this country with her husband and two children. She told the IRB she did not voluntarily join or even support the LTTE and that she was forced to assist the group and only did so under duress. She said that between 1993 and 1995, the LTTE threatened her 10 to 12 times to recruit her.She told the IRB at her admissibility hearing that she didn’t know anything about the student wing of the group; had never received weapons or self-defence training; never served in the Kilinichchi camp; and never sought permission to leave for health reasons.Puvanenthiram argued there is no evidence against her — except her own words, which were lies. She said she fabricated the account of LTTE involvement and the German authorities did not believe her account. Even if it were true, she argued, it is not credible because it is unsupported by other information.The IRB said her first account is the most credible one and concluded there were reasonable grounds to believe she had been a willing member of the LTTE and, as such, inadmissible to Canada.Thus began her series of appeals and applications. Her legal fight, in fact, outlived the civil war — that ended in 2009.She had an appeal bid to the Federal Court rejected; she applied for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRAA) but it cleared her for a safe return to Sri Lanka, a decision she also unsuccessfully tried to appeal; she next lost a bid to defer her removal and appealed that decision to the Federal Court; and she sought to have all PRAAs declared void.She then sought residence here on humanitarian and compassionate grounds in 2005, which was refused in 2008. She appealed that decision to the Federal Court as well, finally seeing some success, when a judge ordered her application to be reconsidered.She also applied for special relief from the minister of public safety. Her request was refused, the minister saying she failed to establish that her presence in Canada would not be detrimental to the national interest.Puvanenthiram appealed that decision as well, leading to the most recent decision.Justice Richard Bell dismissed her appeal in a decision released this month, saying the minister’s decision “was justified, transparent and intelligible, and was within the range of possible, acceptable outcomes.”Bell raised the likelihood this will not end her fight. Puvanenthiram may be entitled to request a new Pre-Removal Risk Assessment, and that would bring a decision that could be appealed, again, to the Federal Court.Lorne Waldman, Puvanenthiram’s immigration lawyer, could not reach his client for permission to discuss her case prior to deadline. (Colombo Gazette)
“I am deeply disturbed by the killing of this journalist,” said Gyorgy Busztin, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, in a statement today. “Such an act appears to be part of a growing pattern of threats, intimidation and violence directed against journalists and other media professionals carrying out their duties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,” he added. According to UN Iraq, the body of Widad Hussein Ali, a freelance reporter and news website journalist, was found hours after the abduction, unconscious on the side of a road with severe head injuries, bruising and other serious wounds that displayed strong signs of severe beatings and other forms of ill-treatment. Mr. Ali’s died at the hospital and a police investigation was immediately launched into murder. “Such incidents threaten the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression and opinion and the right to seek, impart and receive information which are fundamental to a democratic State,” stressed Mr. Busztin, who called upon the government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to ensure that the crime was “urgently and thoroughly investigated” and that the perpetrators were held accountable according to the law. “A space for open debate and freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region will only be maintained if justice is done and security measures are in place to safeguard all media professionals,” underscored Mr. Busztin. “I urge the Kurdistan Regional authorities to promote a safe and enabling environment for all journalists to perform their work independently and without interference.”
“The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and Government of Sweden,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told journalists in New York.“Our sympathy goes to the families of the victims and all those affected and we wish the injured a prompt recovery,” Mr. Dujarric added.According to media reports, a man ploughed a stolen truck into a crowd of pedestrians, killing a number of people.
OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorEnergy filled the Schottenstein Center on Monday in Columbus, as everyone who was present for the late-night tip was well aware of what the contest meant for both parties. The top spot in the Big Ten was on the line, and No. 5 Maryland (21-3, 10-2) was the challenger for seventh-ranked Ohio State (19-4, 11-1). Earlier in the season when these two powerhouses faced off in College Park, Maryland, OSU took home the win, defeating the Terrapins 80-71. But the Buckeyes weren’t going to let past success affect how they entered Monday night’s meeting.The teams are both known for their impressive scoring attacks, with Maryland averaging 85.9 points per game and OSU right behind them with 85.3 points per contest, but it was the Buckeyes who administered a greater effort to propel them to a 94-86 upset victory at the Schott.The intensity that was circling around the arena from the start of pregame warmups translated immediately to a Buckeye success, as they started off the game with a 7-0 run.“I was really proud of our effort to start, and we had great focus and energy right from the tip,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said.Maryland had a tough time against OSU’s full-court pressure, turning the ball over 12 times in the first half, but when it was able to adjust to the Buckeye defense and the atmosphere that was presented, the Terrapins were able to play catch-up and keep the deficit to seven points heading into the locker room at the break.OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston went on a surge to begin the first quarter, scoring 11 points, but more pressure came her way when she had the ball in the second quarter. She was limited to only two points, ending the half with 13. Along with her scoring in the first 20 minutes of play, Alston weaved passes through the defenders to her teammates, having three flashy assists at the half.The Terrapins were able to make a majority of their shots off second-chance opportunities, grabbing 11 rebounds in the first half. The Buckeyes, being a more guard-heavy unit, have struggled on the glass throughout the season. Maryland truly took advantage of OSU’s weakness Monday evening.Alston, though, would not point to height differences as an excuse for poor rebounding.“We are looked at as being undersized,” Alston said after the game. “But it’s just ‘who wants the ball?’ so that is effort.”Second-half action was dominated by the Buckeyes. They began to pull away after sophomore guard Asia Doss buried a 3-pointer with 4:26 left to play in the third, forcing a Maryland timeout and all the Scarlet and Gray fans to their feet.Going into the final quarter of play, the Buckeyes led 75-61. Even with the lead, OSU kept the foot on the gas pedal. It continued to apply the pressure and push the ball on the fast break. “I thought that we disrupted (Maryland), and those turnovers that we caused were key,” McGuff said. “Then we played at a really fast pace on offense. Overall, probably our best game to date.”The second-leading scorer in the Big Ten, sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, was back to her normal self, scoring 33 points after an underwhelming performance in OSU’s previous game in which she only scored 16 points. Mitchell went on a tear in the first half,, putting in 18 points with three deep balls, and knocked down another 3-pointer in the second half to pad her point total for the night.It wasn’t only Mitchell who was knocking down 3-point field goals. The entire team shot an impressive 52 percent from beyond the arc, going 12-of-23.“I think we have a special team,” Mitchell said. “Everyone can shoot and do something well on and off the court, and I think it helps us throughout the course of games.”Alston had a productive second half as well for the Buckeyes, finishing her night with 22 points and eight assists.Maryland was led by junior center Brionna Jones, who scored 28 points on the night. She acted as an absolute force in the paint with her extraordinary post play. Along with scoring buckets for the Terrapins, Jones dominated the glass,, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.The Buckeyes are scheduled to hit the road for their next two games, facing Iowa on Thursday night and then traveling to “Happy Valley” to take on Penn State on Valentine’s Day. Now riding a seven-game winning streak, OSU has emerged as the team to beat in the Big Ten.
From recent stars James Laurinaitis and A.J. Hawk to past greats like Tom Cousineau and Randy Gradishar, Ohio State’s linebacking corps can perennially be discussed as one of the nation’s best.And when it comes to college linebackers past and present, few rival Chris Spielman.“There is no question he is one of the best,” said Jack Park, author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. “I can’t imagine anybody picking the top 25 players in football history at Ohio State and not including Chris Spielman in that group.”A Canton, Ohio, native, hype began surrounding Spielman in high school when his play made him the first high school athlete to land his face on a Wheaties box.In 1984, Spielman traded in his Massillon Washington High School uniform for scarlet and gray to begin what would prove to be an illustrious college football career at OSU.Both Park and Jim Karsatos, former OSU quarterback and teammate of Spielman, agreed that Spielman’s intensity set him apart.“Chris Spielman had an intensity as great as probably any football player I have ever studied or known,” Park said. “He had an intensity about him as a player that was almost unequaled.”As a freshman, Spielman wasted little time proving his intensity and passion for the game to his teammates and the Buckeye faithful.“In practice he worked as hard as anybody out there,” Karsatos said. “His intensity was contagious, even as a younger player, and the older guys fed off of that.”By his sophomore year in 1985, Spielman began to establish himself as a household name and a force to be reckoned with on the “silver bullet” defense.The play that sticks out the most in Park’s mind came in a game that year in which Spielman had 19 tackles.It was a game that pinned the Buckeyes against the No. 1-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the Horseshoe for what Park called one of the greatest OSU victories of all time.“It was a fourth-down play and Iowa gave it to their tailback,” Park said. “Chris made the tackle and that really started to seal the game.”“Spielman made a lot of big plays when the team needed it the most,” he said.Chris continued to make big plays over the next two seasons, as he finished his college career with 546 tackles, good for third all-time at OSU. He finished in the top 10 in Heisman voting each of his last two years, almost unprecedented at the linebacker position.“On the field, he was all over the place and he had a great nose for the ball,” Karsatos said. “He could make big plays when we needed them and on the sideline he was just as intense and kept everybody up and into the game.”Spielman exhibited his nose for the ball on the grandest of stages, including the 1986 Michigan game. He made 29 tackles that afternoon, the OSU record for most tackles in a game.“They already knew what kind of player Chris was and knew they had to block him,” Karsatos said. “For him to get in on that many tackles in that kind of football game was pretty incredible.”Following his senior season in 1987, Spielman left OSU as one of the most decorated linebackers in program history, receiving the OSU Most Valuable Player and the Lombardi Award, along with being a three-time All-Big Ten honoree and two-time All-American.Retired from a successful NFL career that included four Pro Bowl appearances, Spielman, a recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, now co-hosts a Columbus sports talk radio show.Along with his work on the radio, Spielman has continued to write his legacy in the Columbus community through the efforts of him and his late wife Stefanie establishing the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research in 1998.Since its inception, the Stefanie Spielman Fund has raised over $6.5 million for breast cancer research at OSU’s James Cancer Hospital.“He will always be remembered as one of the really great football players,” Park said. “But I think years from now when people look back and say ‘what is the legacy of Chris Spielman,’ it will be what he has done for other people through the James (Cancer Hospital).”
Ohio State senior shortstop Lilli Piper (22) fires the ball to first during a double play against Indiana on March 24 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternAfter two wins and a loss against Maryland, the Ohio State softball team will head to Vartabedian Field to take on Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. this Wednesday. The Buckeyes recorded their 20th win of the season against the Terrapins, and sit at a 20-10 record, going 5-1 in the Big Ten. Pitt, on the other hand, has a 5-28 season record and is 2-10 during conference play. Ohio State has defeated the Panthers the past two seasons, including a 5-1 victory in 2018. The Buckeyes hold a 14-4 advantage in the all-time series against the Panthers.Pitt comes in as the winner of its most recent game, defeating North Carolina 14-5 in five innings. The Panthers had lost their past seven games prior to the matchup, scoring a combined 22 runs over the stretch, nine of which came against Ohio on March 19.Panthers sophomore outfielder/infielder Hunter Levesque is having a strong season despite the tough record, recording a team-leading .276 batting average and 16 RBI this season. A strength for Pitt comes with its power. The Panthers have hit 26 home runs this season, four more than Ohio State. Freshman outfielder/infielder Katelyn Pavlick leads the team with six home runs.The major difference between the two teams comes from the pitching. While Ohio State has maintained a 1.81 team ERA this season, Pitt has not had the same success, combining for a 6.92 ERA so far this year.Redshirt sophomore pitcher/infielder Brittany Knight has the most starts for the Panthers with 13, but holds a 2-14 record with a 6.39 ERA, allowing 91 earned runs in 99.2 innings of work.Pitt’s pitching rotation has allowed 39 home runs on the season, while Ohio State’s has allowed seven.Senior shortstop Lilli Piper has begun to heat up for the Buckeyes as of late, coming into the matchup against the Panthers with a nine-game on-base streak. Piper holds a .355 batting average, highest among players on the team with more than five at-bats, and a team-leading 11 stolen bases.Piper currently ranks tied for No. 3 in program history with 41 home runs, No. 8 with 129 RBI and No. 2 with a .403 batting average over her four years with Ohio State.Ohio State goes on the road to take on Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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 pupils started a petitionCredit:Facebook “She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff.“She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.“Not a single person thinks there is anything inappropriate about it.”And another pupil wrote: “All it was showing was a bit of leg.”Headteacher Sue Calbert told the Milton Keynes Citizen: “If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students.“We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis.”When contacted by the Telegraph for further information, the school gave no comment. The pupils started petition called “Get Miss Ferguson Back” and had more than 250 signatures on Wednesday night with some of them coming from parents.The petition has now been taken down.One youngster said: “There is nothing wrong with the photo at all.“We think Miss looks lovely.”Another posted “She is a brilliant teacher. Schoolchildren have come to the defence of their teacher after reports she was suspended for a ‘sultry’ selfie she posted to Facebook.Pupils allegedly filmed Lydia Ferguson as she was reprimanded by senior teachers and escorted off the school premises to start her suspension.The children at Ousedale secondary, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, said the mother-of-three was under fire for posting the selfie, below, to Facebook.
Les Etats-Unis expérimentent un second drone spatialDans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, l’Armée de l’air américaine a lancé un drone spatial expérimental. Baptisé X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-2), il est le second véhicule de test orbital que lancent les Etats-Unis.Trois mois après le retour autonome sur Terre d’un premier OTV, sorte de mini-navette spatiale automatique, les Etats-Unis ont procédé dimanche depuis la base de Cap Canaveral, au tir d’un second véhicule de ce type. Comme le rapporte Futura Sciences, le drone a été lancé avec une fusée Atlas 5, et pourrait devenir une plateforme d’essai d’équipements pour satellites. Toutefois cette mission est gardée secrète, inquiétant la Chine et la Russie qui craignent de voir cet engin utilisé contre des satellites en orbite.En outre, une troisième mission est prévue par l’US Army. Elle prépare en effet le premier OTV, revenu sur Terre en décembre après avoir passé 270 jours en orbite, pour un nouveau voyage dans l’espace fixé en 2012. Le 8 mars 2011 à 17:38 • Emmanuel Perrin
The agony and ecstasy of being a Nintendo fan is that since the company has such an incredible cast of characters and franchises they can’t all be equally serviced all the time, outside of Smash Bros. Sure you can always count on Mario and Zelda games. But part of the reason why surprise revivals of Punch-Out and Kid Icarus were so exciting was because of how long the wait was. And being in the middle of that hiatus sucks. Just ask F-Zero fans.The most recent Nintendo Direct had a bunch of cool announcements for classic Nintendo franchises coming to Switch, from Super Mario Maker 2 to Link’s Awakening to Fire Emblem Three Houses to Yoshi’s Crafted World. And while some other games with beloved pedigrees didn’t get airtime, most notably Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion 3 and the next generation of Pokemon, Nintendo is at least still saying those titles will all launch in 2019.However, other promised (or implied and rumored) Nintendo Switch games are still very much missing, and this Direct didn’t shed any more light on them. So where are they?Metroid Prime 4When Nintendo first announced Metroid Prime 4 back in 2017, fans of the fantastic first-person shooter take on Metroid finally thought their long decade of waiting was over at last. However, earlier this year Nintendo unfortunately revealed that development had not been going well and that the project was basically being rebooted from scratch now with original developers Retro Studios. So that’s an answer at least. But one question that remains is whether or not we’ll get an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy collection to tide us over while we wait again, and if so when?Bayonetta 3Bayonetta is kind of a pseudo-Nintendo franchise as this point after Nintendo published Bayonetta 2 and allowed the sex witch’s inclusion in the family friendly Smash Bros. series. The first two games are on Switch but in late 2017 we also learned a third entry would be coming exclusively to the system. We haven’t learned anything else though except for a confirmation the game still exists when Nintendo showed off a different PlatinumGames exclusive, Astral Chain, coming to Switch this August. Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto recently leaving the company also gives us pause.Shin Megami Tensei VWe’re still waiting for Persona 5 to be confirmed for Switch. But the next core entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which Persona is a spin-off of, was confirmed for the system all the way back in 2017. Later we even learned Shin Megami Tensei V would be coming to America. But we’ve still yet to really see anything concrete from this Unreal-powered Japanese role-playing game.Pikmin 4This is another shaky one because the only instances of Pikmin 4 being “confirmed” come from brief Nintendo PR statements clarifying offhand remarks from Shigeru Miyamoto about the game being worked on. Apparently it might have even been a Wii U game before surely moving over to Switch. And no we aren’t talking about Hey Pikmin on 3DS. Like Metroid Prime 4, rumors suggest this game has been internally rebooted, which is also why a Pikmin 3 port could arrive first.Retro Studios’ Other GameThe last game Retro Studios made was Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze back in 2013. The Texas team only started work on Metroid Prime 4 basically right now. So what were they doing in the years in-between? Even if things have been rocky over there and projects have been cancelled, which I believe, it would be wild if Retro Studios didn’t have a Switch game almost ready to go. Everyone thinks it’s that Star Fox racing game, including me, because it’s just too crazy for that rumor to be a big misunderstanding about Starlink. Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – A technical assistance loan of $441,000 was approved by the Cabinet to begin the feasibility study for coastal protection on the islands of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and Providenciales.According to a post Cabinet statement issued on Thursday (July 20), Acting Governor Anya Williams approved the loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and a grant of $50,000 from the European Investment Bank. The grant complements the CDB’s loan for consultancy services to conduct the feasibility study and to prepare designs for climate resilient coastal protection.Cabinet has also granted approval for the Ministry of Finance, Investment and Trade to begin discussions with AirBnB on a memorandum of understanding designed to stop tax evasion and improve government revenues.The negotiations will enable the government to collect revenue from operations in the vacation villa rental accommodation sector and to support the rental of villas in Turks and Caicos.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIcoastlinestobefortified#CDBloantofortifyTCIcoastlines#villarentalregulationstartedPhoto credit: caribiquevillarentals.com Related Items:#CDBloantofortifyTCIcoastlines, #magneticmedianews, #TCIcoastlinestobefortified, #villarentalregulationstarted
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police handed out flyers in their search for a hit and run driver who they believe fatally struck a person.Miami-Dade Police are looking to find the driver of a red Ford F-150 who they think struck and killed 55-year-old Charles Taylor on April 3.The collision happened near Northwest 125th Street and 17th Avenue in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to officials, the Ford has damage or is missing the right front headlight.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, August 8, 2019:Gonzalo Gomez Jurado (27, North Andover) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License. Jurado was pulled over on Route 125. (4:39pm)A Revere Avenue caller requested police contact his neighbor and advise him not to urinate on caller’s property. Police attempted to make contact with neighbor and left a message for him. (4:51pm)A walk-in party reported his brother may be using his name. (5:47pm)Police transported two juveniles who walked away from the Milestone Group Home on High Street back to the program. (7:50pm)Police responded to a burglar alarm at Reading Cooperative Bank on Lowell Street. Alarm was set off by ATM repairman. (9:28pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 19: Bad Day For One Family With Arrest & SummonsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowFairbanks North Star Borough offices closed due to alleged threatsDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks North Star Borough’s administrative center remains shut down due to what officials describe as threatening communications.Lawsuit says state removal of campaign signs was unconstitutional, raises questions about billboard banAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA lawsuit filed yesterday challenges a law that’s long made Alaska one of four states without billboards along its highways. The plaintiffs say the state has unconstitutionally targeted political advertising for removal from roadsides.Company hints North Slope oil field could be larger than first estimatedElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageOil Search told investors this week that the Pikka development could hold 750 million barrels of oil, increasing its original estimate by 50 percent.ASMI says fish meal included in tariff changes, calls for commentsDaysha Eaton, KMXT – KodiakA spokesperson for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, says the organization recently received clarification about tariff changes that went into effect on July 6, for Alaska seafood products going into the Chinese domestic market.Fall moose hunt opens in two Dillingham-area game unitsIsabelle Ross, KDLG – DillinghamThe 2018 fall moose hunt for game management units 17B and 17C opened Monday. The hunt is under the RM583 permit; the bag limit is one bull. The moose hunt for 17A opens August 25.Fred Meyer to phase out single-use plastic bagsCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFred Meyer stores in Alaska and other stores under parent company Kroger’s umbrella will phase out single-use plastic bags over the next few years.U.S. Surgeon General: Use partnerships, end stigmas to stop opioid epidemicAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Surgeon General spoke about his approach to ending the opioid epidemic and its root causes.AK: Are invasive Kodiak crawdads eating their salmon neighbors’ babies?Kayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakIn the last few years, crawdads have been found scuttling along the bottom of a popular fishing area near Kodiak. Now, a local tribal organization is studying their movement, distribution and diet.49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Rhiana Gay in Anchorage. Gay is a kindergarten teacher at Creekside Park Elementary School, and while most Anchorage students started school this week, her batch begins on Monday.
French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on 19 September. Photo: ReutersFrance made a new plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump again criticized the agreement as “deeply flawed.”The pact between Tehran and six world powers, which calls for Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions, is under threat as Trump must decide by Oct. 15 whether to certify Iran is keeping its end of the bargain.If Trump, who as recently as Thursday accused Iran of violating “the spirit” of the deal, chooses not to certify, the pact could unravel, possibly triggering a regional arms race.The Republican president, who has called the agreement struck under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, “the worst deal ever negotiated,” made no secret of his views during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.“The president believes that the JCPOA is deeply flawed, and he did share his views with President Macron about how he believes the deal is flawed,” Brian Hook, director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department, told reporters. The pact is formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.“The president was very candid with him about what he thinks are the shortcomings. … He told him that it is under review and that they are taking a hard look at the Oct. 15th decision and more broadly how to fix the Iran deal,” Hook said.Hook said the two also discussed an integrated strategy against Iran that would take into account what he described as Iran’s support for terrorism, its ballistic missile program, its destabilization in the Middle East and other aggressions.Asked if he planned to stick with the pact, Trump earlier told reporters as he began a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday: “You’ll be seeing very soon.”Israeli officials have said changes Israel wants in the JCPOA include lengthening the 10-year freeze on Iran’s nuclear development program or even making that suspension permanent and destroying centrifuges rather than just halting their operation.The deal was negotiated with Iran by the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France. The six will meet with Iran at the ministerial level on Wednesday.The prospect of Washington reneging on the agreement has worried some of the U.S. allies that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with another nuclear crisis, North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development.“It is essential to maintain it to avoid proliferation. In this period when we see the risks with North Korea, we must maintain this line,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters.“France will try to convince President Trump of the pertinence of this choice (keeping the accord), even if work can be done to complement the accord after 2025,” he said.A senior French official said Trump had not given Macron an indication on whether he had made up his mind during their Monday bilateral.However, the official said Macron had put on the table the prospect of new nuclear negotiations after 2025 during his bilateral with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani and warned him that Tehran should stop provoking the United States with its regional activities.“We feel the post 2025 subject is a red line, but our president put it on the table because it’s a concern and a legitimate request that we must make,” the official said. “2025 will arrive quickly and we have to be ready before Jan 1. 2025, so he asked that we think together how to work on this question.”If Trump does not certify that Iran is complying with the agreement, the U.S. Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the deal.Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Sunday that Tehran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by Washington on the nuclear deal.DIVIDING WORLD POWERSParis took one of the hardest lines against Tehran in the negotiations, but has been quick to restore trade ties and Macron has said repeatedly there is no alternative to the deal.French officials say Iran is respecting the JCPOA and that, were the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to say otherwise, a mechanism exists to reimpose sanctions.The IAEA is the body ensuring the accord is carried out, but the United States and Iran quarrelled over how Tehran’s nuclear activities should be policed at an IAEA meeting on Monday after a U.S. call last month for wider inspections.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued on Friday that Washington must consider the full threat it says Iran poses to the Middle East when crafting its new policy toward Tehran.A senior French diplomat underlined that the nuclear deal was achieved in large part because it was not linked to all the other grievances the United States may have had with Iran.With Europeans not on the same page as the Trump administration, Iranian officials say they have an opportunity to divide the P5+1 group that negotiated the deal with Iran.A senior Iranian diplomat and a former nuclear negotiator said he believed the Europeans had no intention of following Trump’s overtly aggressive Iran policy.“They are wise. Look at the region. Crisis everywhere. From Iraq to Lebanon. Iran is a reliable regional partner for Europe, not only a trade partner but a political one as well,” the diplomat said.“European powers have been committed to the deal. The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s commitment to the deal. Trump’s insistence on his hostile policy towards Iran will further deepen the gap among the P5+1 countries,” the diplomat said.
Kolkata: The Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted that North Bengal districts may witness slight rainfall in the next few days, while the South Bengal districts are likely to stay dry.The temperature in the city may go down by a few notches. The lowest temperature in the city on Monday remained at 18.3 degree Celsius, which is 4 degrees above normal. The mercury may slide down for the next couple of days and then again start to climb up. A sudden drop in the temperature will have no major impact on the overall cold condition in the South Bengal districts, a weather official said on Monday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the weather office, a low pressure trough has formed over some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, as a result of which the flow of northwesterly wind has been interrupted. It may also bring some rainfall in the North Bengal districts. In South Bengal districts, the sky may remain partly cloudy during daytime. The people may witness misty morning in the next few days, which will disappear as the day progresses. After the low pressure trough becomes weak and its impact ceases, the mercury will again continue to soar up, paving the way for the advent of spring. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe Met office also predicted that temperature in all the South Bengal districts will be rising from early February and with this, the winter season will be bidding farewell. The prediction also says that the days will generally remain warm while the nights may be comparatively cold. It has been learnt that the people in North Bengal districts may continue to feel a cold condition for a few more days, as the temperature in some places may hover around 10-12 degree Celsius.
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative of The Ponty Chadha Foundation, recently received the ‘National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) 2018’ by the Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. The award was received by Shanam Chadha, Trustee – The Ponty Chadha Foundation at a function organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The institution got the award under the category – ‘Best Institution working for Cause of Persons with Disabilities’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfManpreet Singh Chadha, Founder Member, and Trustee, The Ponty Chadha Foundation said, “It was my father’s vision to create an environment where children with special needs could become socially and economically independent, and today I am proud that his dream project has reached this pinnacle. Working on his philosophy and vision, we strive to work towards creating a better society for the special children. I am thankful for all the support received from the Principal, teachers, parents, and well-wishers who have worked tirelessly towards the betterment of this segment.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the development, Dr Vandana Sharma, Director, and Principal, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan School said, “It’s a great pleasure for all of us to be acknowledged with this prestigious award. We have been trying very hard to achieve the highest standards of rehabilitation service for the community of differently abled. Now it’s time to celebrate the vision of our founders and take our mission forward with greater motivation. We humbly accept the award with gratitude and a sense of greater responsibility towards empowerment of children and adults with special needs every year.” Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan was founded in 1999 by Gurdeep Singh Chadha (Ponty Chadha) with a mission to educate and prepare special children to live within the community, having achieved three-fold self-dependence – physical, social and financial to the best of their abilities. The school is one of the largest private charitable rehabilitation institutions, which provides free-of-cost service to over 1000 students.