Port of Hamburg Welcomes ONEs Magenta Boxship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: HHLA/Dietmar Hasenpusch Ocean Network Express’ (ONE) magenta-color containership has made its first call at the Port of Hamburg. The ONE Continuity reached Hamburg on Friday, October 26, and was handled at HHLA’s Container Terminal Altenwerder – CTA.With a length of 320 meters and a width of 46 meters, the 8,102 TEU boxship was previously known as MOL Continuity. Now, the rose-colored containership is deployed on ONE’s FE1 – Far East-Europe 1 liner service, linking Hamburg weekly with the Japanese ports of Kobe, Nagoya, Shimizu and Tokyo. Additional ports served on a weekly basis by FE 1 are Singapore, Jeddah and in Europe, apart from Hamburg: Southampton, Le Havre and Rotterdam.“We are delighted to be able to welcome and to clear ONE’s first containership in the new corporate livery here in Hamburg,” Jan Holst, Director Germany & Central Europe, commented.“With the novel magenta colour scheme, we are making this a memorable call for ONE. This, for the shipping industry very unorthodox colour underlines our claim to do things differently and to create something new,” Holst added.Ocean Network Express (ONE) is a Singapore-based global container shipping company that commenced operations on April 1, 2018. ONE merges the container activities of Japanese shipowners Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha  (‘K’ Line), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).For Japan, Hamburg is among Europe’s top ports. In the first half of this year, the Port of Hamburg’s container traffic with Japan grew by nine percent. With the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan, for 2019 economic experts anticipate a distinct boost for mutual foreign trade. For the Port of Hamburg, the abolition of existing customs duties and the opening up of markets will trigger a further rise in foreign trade with Japan, according to the port.Separately, Hamburg Senate has been preparing for Britain’s impending withdrawal from the EU for months. Around 1,000 companies in Hamburg have close business relations with British companies.As explained, Brexit is likely to impact around 17.5 percent of the local economic output. Customs in particular face new challenges, as significantly more controls must be put in place, according to an EU study. After the sobering outcome of Brexit negotiations recently, the senat has been forced to focus even more closely on a “no deal” scenario, i.e. an unregulated Brexit.last_img read more

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Nova Scotia Energy Sector Employers Encouraged to Apply to Program

first_imgSmall and medium-sized companies in the energy sector are encouraged to apply to a wage subsidy program that can help them temporarily hire post-secondary students and recent graduates. The Energy Training Program provides eligible employers with 50 per cent of the cost of a salary, up to $7.50 per hour, during a student’s 12 to 17-week employment with the company. Work terms run from May to August. “We’re supporting employers with specialized employment needs to connect with students preparing to enter into the energy sector,” said acting Energy Minister Michel Samson. “The program is in its 13th year of operation and has really contributed to the energy sector’s momentum.” So far, the program has helped 119 Nova Scotia employers hire 306 students and recent graduates from Nova Scotia universities and community colleges. “The program provides a convenient way for Summerhill Group to meet its business objectives while supplying our office with eager staff members equipped with the most recent knowledge in the field of energy efficiency,” said Jonathan Hudson, program manager. Summerhill Group, a Canadian company, designs energy conservation programs and engagement strategies for businesses and consumers. It participated in the Energy Training Program in 2013 and 2014. “The program provided me with the opportunity to gain professional experience with Summerhill Group, where I was able to contribute to energy efficiency programs affecting the day-to-day lives of Nova Scotians,” said Michael McKinnon, an intern with the company in 2014. “I am proud to be living in the Maritimes again, and I look forward to continuing my career in the energy sector here in Nova Scotia.” Mr. McKinnon is pursuing his master of resource and environmental management degree at Dalhousie University. Employers are encouraged to apply for the 2015 program by March 20. For more information on the program visit http://energy.novascotia.ca/industry-development/energy-training-program .last_img read more

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HAILEY BALDWIN CHANGES LAST NAME TO BIEBER ON INSTAGRAM

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Justin Bieber’s partner has changed her name to Hailey Bieber on Instagram.Bieber became engaged to Hailey Baldwin in July, just a month after rekindling their on-again-off-again romance.At around the same time that Hailey Bieber changed her name on Instagram, Justin Bieber posted a photo with his partner captioned, “my wife is awesome.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook It’s not the first time the singer has referred to his partner as his wife, though they have not publicly confirmed their marriage.The couple visited an exhibit in Stratford, Ont., dedicated to the musician’s career at the end of September, where organizers said Bieber “very graciously introduced Hailey as his wife.”The Stratford Perth Museum added that it was “perhaps just a term of endearment.”last_img read more

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Kai the hatchetwielding hitchhiker is Cree says Canadian father

first_img(Gil McGillivary talks about his son Caleb Lawrence McGillivary who once was a star online but now is charged with murder in the United States. APTN National News will have more tonight.) By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsIt turns out the Internet sensation known as the Kai the “hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” facing a murder charge in New Jersey is Cree from northern Manitoba.Kai is actually Caleb Lawrence McGillivary, 24, and he was born in Edmonton, Alta. said his First Nations father Gil McGillivary who lives just outside of Ottawa, Ont.Gil McGillivary, 57, told APTN National News he hasn’t had a chance to talk to his son since his arrest May 16 for the murder of a 73-year-old New Jersey man.APTN National News will air more of the interview tonight.McGillivary became a star online when he used a hatchet to stop an attack in California.A television interview he gave went viral and has receiverd nearly four million views since February.Now he’s news for entirely different reasons and his father, who last saw his son at Christmas in 2011, said McGillivary is registered with Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.He’s tried to reach out to his son since his arrest in Philadelphia but couldn’t reach him.“Caleb wouldn’t do that. He wouldn’t go around killing people on a whim,” said Gil McGillivary, adding he is a residential school survivor from the 1960s. “I tried to contact the county jail he is and they won’t allow any contact in.”McGillivary apparently posted on his Facebook page before his arrest that his victim and lawyer Joseph Galfy Jr. drugged and raped him. He then questioned what people would do in a similar circumstance.Reports suggest McGillivary met Galfy in New York City’s Times Square May 11 and was staying at the older man’s home in New Jersey.McGillivray’s father said he lost custody of his son when he divorced his mother who he said lives in St. Paul, Alta. Both remarried and he moved to Hawkesbury, Ont. several years ago.He attends Algonquin College in Ottawa.Before the move McGillivary surprised his dad at Christmas in 2011.“I just seen him for a few days when he dropped in unexpectedly. It was quite the joy to have him show up at the door,” he said.Gil McGillivary said his son didn’t get a proper education and spent time in a treatment centre as a child until he was 18-years-old.He then became a drifter of sorts.Now his father is speaking up in the hopes of helping his son.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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18 votes cast in Bengal in two hours

first_imgCooch Behar/Alipurduar (West Bengal): Amid stray violence and EVM glitches, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar constituencies in West Bengal polled 18 per cent votes in the first two hours of polling on Thursday as the Lok Sabha polls kicked off in the country. Of the total over 34 lakh voters in these constituencies, an average 18.10 per cent had polled till 9 a.m., an Election Commission official told IANS in Kolkata. Long queues could be seen in front of the booths in both the constituencies from well before the polling process began at 7 a.m. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Voting process in a number of polling stations in Cooch Behar was temporarily disrupted for sometime as EVM machines stopped working. Trinamool Congress district chief Rabindranath Ghosh alleged a conspiracy and said he had complained to the District Magistrate. “How can so many EVMs go bad? We smell a conspiracy. I have tried to complain to the Election Commission but they are not reachable. So I have informed the District Magistrate,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway A television grab showed a couple of injured Trinamool booth level workers in Cooch Behar. The ruling party blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the violence. While Cooch Behar is a Scheduled Caste reserved seat, the Alipurduar is a Scheduled Tribes reserved one. A total of 34,54,274 voters, including 16,81,051 women and 29 registered in the ‘other’ category, are eligible to exercise their franchise across 3,844 polling stations to decide the fate of 18 candidates. Eighty=three companies of the paramilitary forces have been deployed in the two districts along with the state police. Organised tea garden workers and their dependents form a sizeable chunk of voters in Cooch Behar and about 50 per cent of the electorate in Alipurduar. In 2014, the Trinamool Congress had won both the seats. The Trinamool, BJP, Congress and Left Front are in fray in both the seats. Among the Left’s partners, the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) is contesting Alipurduar, and the All India forward Bloc is fighting in Cooch Behar. The subsequent phases of polls in West Bengal will be held on April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The votes will be counted on May 23.last_img read more

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Facebook settles suits over adtargeting discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is settling five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.That clears one big legal issue for the social network but leaves others, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.Plaintiffs in the cases include the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Fair Housing Alliance and others.Facebook says it will overhaul ad targeting for housing, credit and employment ads so they can’t be used to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, race and ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation and other legally protected categories in the U.S.The social media company is also paying about $5 million to cover legal fees and other costs.Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press read more

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Security Council slams series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Sri Lanka and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. The Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Sri Lanka and all other relevant authorities in this regard.The Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The UN Security Council slammed the series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.Security Council President Christoph Heusgen said that members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the series of heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, St. Sebastian’s in Negambo, Zion Church in Batticaloa, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, as well as three explosions across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, which resulted in nearly 300 killed and hundreds more wounded. read more

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Twomonthold baby dies from head injuries in alleged assault

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. A two-month-old boy has died after suffering head injuries in an alleged assault.The baby had been airlifted to hospital on Thursday afternoon after paramedics were called to an address in Steward Gate, Bamford, Derbyshire.He was in a critical condition but died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Saturday evening, Derbyshire Constabulary said.Anton Shields, of Hardwick Crescent, Buxton, was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent.The 37-year-old appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded into custody.Investigations are ongoing, police said.Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101. read more

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Teacher among 4 busted with marijuana in different incidents

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLindener remanded for narcotics traffickingNovember 10, 2016In “Crime”18-y-o busted with 297 grams of cannabis in rice bag gets 3 years jailMay 28, 2018In “Court”Businessman busted with 403 grams of marijuana, remanded to prisonJuly 8, 2013In “Crime” The cannabis officers recovered from the cisternA First Avenue, Bartica, resident was on Sunday afternoon arrested at his home with four hundred and ninety-one (491) grams of Cannabis.Police acting on information that a 27-year-old suspect was selling narcotics at his place of abode, swooped down at the location about 14:30hrs and observed him (suspect) placing something in a toilet cistern, when he saw the police.According to the Police an examination of the cistern revealed the illegal substance, packaged in small-size zip lock bags. He was promptly taken into custody and will be charged for court on Monday.FarmerA 57-year-old farmer, Linden Gordon C/D Priest, of 5118 Central Amelia’s Ward Mackenzie, Linden was on Wednesday April 19, 2017, arrested in Amelia’s Ward by ranks of the Guyana Police Force with ninety-three (93) grams of cannabis.According to the Police, he was charged with Possession of Narcotics for the purpose of Trafficking and appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Friday April 21, 2017.He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison until May 24, 2017, where he is scheduled to appear at the Linden Magistrate’s Court for trail.TeacherOn Thursday April 20, 2017, ranks on duty at Mabura Check Point arrested Jad Atkinson, 18, a teacher of Aishalton Village, South Rupununi with fifty (50) grams of Cannabis.He appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Friday April 21, 2017, charged with Possession of Narcotics for the purpose of Trafficking.He pleaded not guilty and was remanded until May 24, 2017 for trial at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.MinerOn Saturday April 22, 2017, a 26-year-old miner of Beverly Hills, Lethem was arrested about 11:30hrs by ranks of a mobile patrol in Marudi Backdam, with one hundred and forty (140) grams of cannabis, which he had in his haversack he was carrying.He is being processed for court. read more

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Carrie Fishers death caused by sleep apnea and other causes coroner says

first_img By AFP Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 7:56 AM Carrie Fisher Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesCARRIE FISHER, THE actress of Star Wars fame, died from sleep apnea and “other undetermined factors,” the Los Angeles County coroner’s office has said.The brief statement also cited conditions of drug use and atherosclerotic heart disease, a buildup of plaque in the artery walls.Under “how injury occurred”, the report noted the intake of multiple drugs, the significance of which remained unclear, it said.Sleep apnea is a common condition which sees a person prone to pauses in breathing while sleeping. Such pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.Normally, regular breathing eventually resumes as a matter of course.The coroner’s office said the manner of death would be listed as undetermined.The actress – who catapulted to worldwide stardom as rebel warrior Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy – suffered a medical emergency on a transatlantic flight in late December. She died four days later at the age of 60.In January, the LA coroner listed the cause of death as cardiac arrest.Fisher had suffered from numerous addictions and was searingly honest about her bipolar disorder, as well as prescription drug use.The actress’s mother Debbie Reynolds, who won moviegoers’ hearts as a star of Singin’ in the Rain, died the day after Fisher.In a statement to People magazine Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd connected her mother’s death to drugs.“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life,” Lourd said.She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.Additional reporting Cianan Brennan© – AFP, 2017Read: Terror attacks dent visitor numbers at London sightsRead: Donald Trump says he’s ending Obama’s ‘one-sided deal’ with Cuba Jun 17th 2017, 7:56 AM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3449404 Share42 Tweet Email1 Carrie Fisher’s death caused by sleep apnea and ‘other causes’, coroner says The legendary Star Wars actress died suddenly last December. 3 Comments 18,968 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Sticky’s Pot Shop to close

first_imgThe case for Sticky’s Pot Shop officially ended this week, but the Hazel Dell shop’s owner now wants to make one final appeal: to the voters.On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court declined to hear a case led by Sticky’s that would have lifted the ban on recreational marijuana sales in unincorporated Clark County. The move affirms a decision from the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, that upheld the ban.After nearly four years in court, the move clears a path for Clark County to shut down Sticky’s. Bill Richardson, civil deputy prosecutor for the county, said the county is waiting for the proper paperwork to be filed at the appeals court before the closure can start.“I would assume within a week’s time it should be out and ready to go,” he said.Emerald Enterprises, which owns Sticky’s, first tried in 2014 to operate a marijuana shop in Hazel Dell. It has repeatedly appealed through the courts, but the state Supreme Court was its last chance — unless Clark County itself lifts its ban.Washington voters legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in 2012 with the passage of Initiative 502. Whether local governments can continue to ban the sale in their jurisdictions was not made clear, but it had been the opinion of lawmakers, law enforcement officials and now the courts that it was within local officials’ power to impose bans.last_img read more

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Julen Lopetegui not in support of La Liga games abroad

first_imgReal Madrid Coach Julen Lopetegui has publicly shown he is not in support of playing La Liga games abroad, stating that it corrupts the equality of the competition.La Liga entered a 15-year contract with company Relevant Sports. A contract that allows them to play matches in the United States, which comes with a request to play Girona’s league clash with Barcelona in Miami. However, the Spanish Football Association on their own has rejected the idea.“All the teams should be played in the same grounds, that is why the league system is so effective and why it is fair and equal,” Lopetegui told reporters via Football Espana.“I am not a supporter of the idea at all, for me, it is not right and I believe it corrupts the equality of the competition.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Athletic Club? We have a full squad available for the game and it will be a very difficult game for us, as it is for every club in the division.“It is a very important game for us, we do not think about rotations for this and this is a game that must be met with the utmost importance.“Meeting with Hector Herrera? It is not true, I have nothing else to say. I was in Porto but did not see him.”last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Town Meeting Review Committee Update 4 More Things That Happened

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE more things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019:#1) TOWN MEETING REVIEW COMMITTEE UPDATE: After a lengthy discussion, the Board of Selectmen asked Town Manager Jeff Hull to contact the Town Inhabitant Bylaws Review Committee members to gage their interest in taking on the work that was going to be assigned to the Town Meeting Review Committee. Otherwise, a separate Town Meeting Review Committee will be created. Selectmen are looking for recommendations on changes to improve the efficiency and turnout as Annual Town Meeting by the end of this calendar year, so proposals can be placed on the 2020 Town Meeting Warrant and go in front of residents for a vote.#2) CONCERTS ON THE COMMON APPROVED: The Board of Selectmen approved the request of Recreation Director Karen Campbell to use the Town Common and Gazebo for the Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, and 31. (Rain dates are Thursday, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1.)  The lineup of musical acts has been announced HERE.#3) COUNCIL OF THE ARTS APPOINTMENT: The Board of Selectmen appointed Diane L. Giamberardino to the Wilmington Council of the Arts Advisory Board to a 1-year term.#4) BLOCK PARTY APPROVED: The Board of Selectmen approved the request of Kristen Stokes for residents of Jacob Street to have a Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 2pm to 9pm.#5) SUMMER SCHEDULE SET: The Board of Selectmen set its summer meeting schedule — Monday, July 8, 2019 and Monday, August 12, 2019.ALSO: Selectman Kevin Caira publicly congratulated 2019 Wilmington Good Guy Award winner Mike Burns and recently retired Police Chief Michael Begonis… Selectman Mike McCoy raved about the recent Wilmington Special Olympics…. Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony challenged her colleagues to join her in participating in the Wilmington Rotary Club’s Ice Bucket Challenge later this summer.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Hong Kong bitcoin scandal leaves investors in the dark

first_imgHong Kong bitcoin scandal leaves investors in the dark532 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Hong Kong bitcoin scandal leaves investors in the dark532 viewsBusinessEDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS COVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS Digital cash for the future or a haven for cryptocurrency con-men? Bitcoin has been a controversial topic for years, but an alleged scandalVentuno Web Player 4.50EDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS COVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS Digital cash for the future or a haven for cryptocurrency con-men? Bitcoin has been a controversial topic for years, but an alleged scandallast_img read more

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Meghan Markle insulted again Duchess of Sussex shown her place in the

first_imgMeghan MarkleSuits Official FacebookMeghan Markle joined the Royal Family last year after getting married to Prince Harry in a gorgeous ceremony.However, it looks like Meghan still hasn’t quite been invited into the Royal Family fold. Meghan has been trying to carve her own path as a Royal. And she may have been stepping on quite a few toes along the way. Meghan and Harry split from the Royal household and they moved to Frogmore Cottage away from the Palace to raise baby Archie. She recently raised quite a few eyebrows when she announced that she would be guest editing an issue of Vogue.Though Meghan Markle has the honour of many Royal titles, there is one that still eludes her.Reportedly, Meghan still does not have an honorary military appointment, in contrast to the Queen, Princess Anne, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton.Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds the position of Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesThere could be several reasons for this of course, It could be that Meghan has not expressed an interest in adding a military appointment to her royal roles, as her royal areas of expertise centre around social issues, environmentalism, and women’s leadership. Or maybe it could be the fact that Meghan Markle also does not currently hold British citizenship, which could prove an obstacle in gaining a British Armed Forces position if she does not change her citizenship status in the future.However, it does not seem like Meghan Markle is in a rush for more titles. Meghan Markle may still be navigating her way in the Royal Family, but it looks like she might soon figure out how to strengthen her position in the Royal Family.last_img read more

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Houston City Council Terminates Tow Truck Contract After Owner Arrested

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:33 Share Houston police recently arrested the owner of tow truck company USA Auto Collision for allegedly defrauding thousands of dollars from the drivers of vehicles the company towed.The company was part of the city of Houston’s Safe Clear towing program.Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to terminate the contract with the wrecker.“When we say ‘safe tow,’ it’s safe,” Council member Brenda Stardig said. “The people should have confidence in who they’re doing business with and who the city is doing business with.”Police say USA Auto Collision deceived drivers whose cars were towed after an accident into signing permissions to do repairs that were in many cases unnecessary. They then allegedly charged them extremely high amounts.Todd Forrester with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which regulates tow companies and storage facilities, said drivers can avoid getting scammed by knowing their rights.“If you’re at the scene of an accident and a tow operator or somebody tries to get you to sign something, you don’t have to sign it,” he said. “You don’t have to sign anything to get your vehicle taken anywhere. And if you do sign something, make sure you read and understand what it says before you sign it.”The state of Texas regulates storage fees for towed vehicles. It’s between $5 and $20 per day for a normal sized car and $35 for a vehicle longer than 25 feet – that doesn’t include other one-time fees.In Houston, Safe Clear wreckers charge $60 for towing a stranded vehicle anywhere within one mile. The fee is $155.50 for the first 20 miles if you’ve been in an accident or blocking a lane.If you’re not sure about the legitimacy of a tow truck company, you can call the HPD Auto Dealers division at 832-394-4800 during business hours or 832-394-4869 after hours.You can also file a complaint with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X last_img read more

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State focuses of alternative electronics hubs

first_imgKolkata: The state government is laying emphasis on developing alternative hubs for the manufacture of electronic equipment, ranging from mobiles, drones, solar and other components.”We have developed three Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) at Naihati, Falta and Sonarpur. The lands for all these EMCs are ready for allotment. Apart from mobile manufacturing, we are welcoming solar, drones, robotics and LCD TVs in these clusters as well,” a senior official of the state Information Technology & Electronics department said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAdditional Chief Secretary of IT&E Debashis Sen recently visited the EMC at Naihati situated on 70 acres of land and took stock of the services on offer. “The facilities in this park have been developed by WEBEL. A site office will come up soon. We are expecting a lot of electronic units here as the place has its locational advantage. It is an hour-long drive from the city and is very close to the industrial park of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation,” the official added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to a senior official from WEBEL, the EMC at Falta has 70 acres of land while the one at Sonarpur has 10 acres. The state government has already invited applications from investors across India for setting up electronic manufacturing units on developed land parcels in these parks. The land allotment will be processed on first-come first-serve basis. It may be mentioned that the rise of mobiles in India has been phenomenal, driven by the cheapest data in the world. In 2011, there was only one mobile manufacturing unit in the country, whereas now there are more than 400 with most of them located around Noida. The move on the part of the state government assumes significance with a top US based advocacy group recently claiming that about 200 US companies are seeking to move their manufacturing from China to India after the general elections.last_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – Harvey Weinstein was indicted on

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harvey Weinstein was indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Wednesday’s indictment brings Weinstein “another step closer to accountability” for alleged attacks on two women in New York.Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he would “vigorously defend” against the indictment and ask a court to dismiss it. He called the allegations “unsupported” and reiterated that Weinstein strongly denies them.The indictment came hours after Weinstein’s lawyer said the film producer would decline to testify before the grand jury because there wasn’t enough time to prepare him and “political pressure” made an indictment unavoidable.“Regardless of how compelling Mr. Weinstein’s personal testimony might be, an indictment was inevitable due to the unfair political pressure being placed on Cy Vance to secure a conviction of Mr. Weinstein,” the statement said.Weinstein, 66, learned of the specific charges and the accusers’ identities only after turning himself in Friday, according to his lawyers. Brafman said that with a deadline set for Wednesday afternoon for Weinstein to testify or not, prosecutors denied his request for more time.Vance said the Weinstein camp’s “recent assault on the integrity of the survivors and the legal process is predictable.”“We are confident that when the jury hears the evidence, it will reject these attacks out of hand,” Vance said in a statement.Weinstein was charged Friday with raping one woman and committing a criminal sex act by compelling oral sex from another. A grand jury continued hearing evidence in the case, as it had been doing for weeks.Defendants have the right to testify in a grand jury’s secret proceedings but often don’t, for various reasons.Freed on $1 million bail and electronic monitoring, he is due back in court July 30, though that date may now be moved up in light of the indictment.Beyond the two women involved in the case, dozens more women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault in various locales.He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex, and Brafman said Tuesday that Weinstein was “confident he’s going to clear his name” in the New York prosecution.Brafman called the rape allegation “absurd,” saying that the accuser and Weinstein had a decade-long, consensual sexual relationship that began before and continued after the alleged 2013 attack.The woman, who hasn’t been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein confined her in a hotel room and raped her.The other accuser in the case, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults unless they come forward publicly.Vance, a Democrat, came under public pressure from women’s groups to prosecute Weinstein after declining to do so in 2015, when an Italian model went to police to say Weinstein had groped her during a meeting.Police set up a sting in which the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein and him apologizing for his conduct. But Vance decided there wasn’t enough evidence to bring charges.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, ordered the state attorney general to investigate how Vance handled that matter. Harvey Weinstein indicted on rape, criminal sex act charges FILE – In this May 25, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein listens during a court proceeding in New York. Weinstein won’t testify before the New York grand jury that’s weighing whether to indict him on rape and other sex charges. A statement issued through a spokesman Wednesday, May 30, says Weinstein’s lawyers decided there wasn’t enough time to prepare him to testify. They say he learned the specific charges and the accusers’ identities only after turning himself in Friday, with a deadline set for Wednesday afternoon to testify or not. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool) center_img by Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2018 9:05 pm PDT Last Updated May 31, 2018 at 5:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Rep Whiteford legislation seeks to aid mental health patients quickly before its

first_img Tags: CARES Task Force, DHHS, Mental Health Care Categories: Whiteford News Bill inspired by C.A.R.E.S. Task Force panelistsA bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford to ensure every person experiencing a mental health crisis has a place to go, was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives.Whiteford’s bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and maintain a state database containing information about the number and location of available psychiatric beds and make the database accessible to the appropriate health care facilities and providers.The legislator was a member of the House C.A.R.E.S. mental health task force, and says this is a common-sense solution to a serious problem across the state, which she and her colleagues heard about many times during the months the task force spent listening to mental health professionals last year.“Many times, we’ve learned, there are not enough psychiatric beds available to provide individuals in a state of mental health crisis with the care they desperately need,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township. “A psychiatric hospital should be a safe place where patients receive help quickly and efficiently – I believe the development of a psych bed database will help to achieve that.”Some local officials believe this is a step in the right direction when it comes to preventing individuals from harming themselves or others.“We all know more needs to be done to improve access to psychiatric care for those experiencing a mental health crisis,” said Graafschap Fire Chief and EMT Doug DenBleyker. “Preventing violent activities from people with mental illness can start with immediate treatment for people who come forward looking for help. This bill goes a long way to prevent individuals with needs from falling through the cracks and to help connect those people with care before it’s too late.”House Bill 5439 now moves to the state Senate for consideration.###center_img 28Feb Rep. Whiteford legislation seeks to aid mental health patients quickly, before it’s too latelast_img read more

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Rep Sheppard schedules Sit Down with Sheppard dates for September

first_img State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his September in-district office hours.Times and locations are as follows:Friday, Sept. 14 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Erie Restaurant, 9788 S. Dixie Hwy. in Erie.Thursday, Sept. 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. at DaCapo Coffee, 7370 Lewis Ave. in Temperance.Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Great Lakes Eatery & Pub, 123 Whitetail Drive in Dundee.Monday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Forest View Lanes Recreation Bar & Grill, 2345 West Dean Road in Temperance.The 56th District encompasses most of Monroe County including the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.“If you have a question or concern about state government, I’m here to listen,” Sheppard said.No appointments are necessary to attend district hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Sheppard’s office at (517) 373-2617 or JasonSheppard@house.mi.gov.##### 07Sep Rep. Sheppard schedules ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ dates for September Categories: News,Sheppard Newslast_img read more

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