first_imgBarry Heath wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on interviews with the families published by members of the media. (CBC News/Trevor Bothorel) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Boulet said Heath contacted many of the group’s representatives, including fellow Broncos’ dad Scott Thomas, who told him the families were not ready to talk for the book.Boulet said Heath rushed to put out the book so it would be the first of its kind.He set the release for Sept. 15, just days after the team’s home opener, and announced a book signing on that day at the Coles bookstore in Lloydminster. Boulet said he urged Coles to cancel the book signing and refuse to sell the book.center_img Advertisement Advertisement The families of the Humboldt Broncos crash victims are urging people not to buy a recently released book about the team.Barry Heath, a former Saskatchewan coroner and veterinarian, wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on media interviews with the families.Toby Boulet, whose son Logan died in the crash, said the 29 families did not endorse the book. Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgBy Cheikh Lioussi Rabat- For the first time in the history of Italian football, a female referee conducted a football match while wearing the Islamic head covering, known as hijab.Chahida Chekkafi, a young Italian of Moroccan origin, was the referee of a football match between two male teams, San Luigi and Karimou Stradevar, in the north of Italy. Chekkafi was born and raised in Italy. As a 16-year-old referee for the Italian football league for young players, she commanded the admiration of those who know her. Her mother was a football player in Morocco.The Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera dedicated an article on its front page on Monday to the story, and quoted the President of the Committee of Referees in Milan describing Chahida as “shy and young but talented and determined.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

TORONTO — Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust says it will pay $231.5-million to acquire four Ontario shopping centres anchored by Walmart stores.Two of the centres are in Ottawa and the neighbouring Kanata, while the other two are in Niagara Falls and Port Perry, which is north of Oshawa.The Ottawa property includes a five-storey office tower.Calloway says all four shopping centres a fully occupied and will immediately add to the real estate trust’s funds from operations.It is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trust, with about $7-billion of assets following this transaction.Calloway says it was the successful bidder for the properties, which have been owned jointly by Walmart and SmartCentres Realty Inc. read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower as lingering concerns about lagging global growth weighed on metals and mining and gold stocks.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index ended the day down 70.99 points at 13,411.63.The loonie gained 0.06 of a cent to 75.39 cents U.S.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks climbed 27.73 points to 17,758.21, the broader S&P 500 index gained 3.14 points to 2,081.72 and the Nasdaq index lost 12.06 points to 5,083.24.On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose 40 cents to US$1,088.50 an ounce, the December crude contract climbed 34 cents to US$44.21 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was up two cents at US$2.32 per mmBtu.December copper declined by a penny to US$2.22 a pound. read more

Appointed by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for a three-year term that began 1 August, Mr. Chérif succeeds Renato Cláudio Costa Pereira of Brazil who held the position since 1997.Mr. Chérif most recently served as Algeria’s Representative on the ICAO Council since 1998 and also held various positions with the country’s civil aviation authorities, where he was involved in the full range of airport, airline and air navigation operations since 1971.

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was higher Wednesday as the price of oil climbed amid a report of lower than expected stockpiles in the United States.The loonie gained 0.31 of a cent to 92.02 cents US.The July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced five cents to US$104.40 a barrel amid a report from the U.S. Energy Department that oil supplies fell by 2.6 million barrels in the week ended June 6, more than double the 1.2 million barrels analysts expected.Meanwhile, the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, which is meeting in Vienna, is expected to keep its output target of 30 million barrels a day unchanged.The gain also came amid news that a group of al-Qaida inspired militants overran much of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Mosul is in an area that has been but is not currently a major gateway for Iraqi oil.Also adding to upward pressure on oil prices are the faltering talks on solving Ukraine’s gas payments to Russia as well as global indicators suggesting a pickup in growth in the second half of the year.“Oil has kept our loonie from falling below the 90 cent mark,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser with Holliswealth.“If you look at the economic data right now, Canada is definitely, I don’t know if you want to say slowing down, but not growing at a pace we want to see. I think our loonie could possibly fall to the 90 cent mark going forward,” Small said.Meanwhile, the World Bank has said it’s planning on cutting its 2014 growth forecast to 2.8 per cent from 3.2 per cent, citing a bitter American winter and the political crisis in Ukraine. However, recent data such as solid U.S. hiring and stronger Chinese exports in May suggest prospects for growth in the second half of the year aren’t all pessimistic.Scotiabank’s Camilla Sutton said the loonie and U.S. dollar aren’t expected to make any major moves Wednesday.“The USDCAD is trading in a tight range, lacking a fundamental catalyst to shift it in either direction,” Sutton, chief FX strategist, managing director, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, wrote in a note.“Today there is no data in North America and no Fed (Federal Reserve) or BoC (Bank of Canada) speakers, leaving USDCAD likely in a quiet range,” she said, referring to the loonie and the U.S. dollar.In other commodities, August gold bullion gained $1.10 to US$1,261.20 an ounce, while July copper declined by a penny to US$3.04 a pound.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 11, 2014 7:22 am MDT Canadian dollar gains as oil prices climb, amid lower U.S. supplies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

BALTIMORE (6-5) at ATLANTA (4-7)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSOPENING LINE — Falcons by 2 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 5-6, Atlanta 3-8SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 3-2LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Falcons 29-7, Oct. 19, 2014LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Raiders 34-17; Falcons lost to Saints 31-17AP PRO32 RANKING – Ravens No. 13, Falcons No. 22RAVENS OFFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (11), PASS (14).RAVENS Defence – OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (2).FALCONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (31), PASS (4).FALCONS Defence – OVERALL (28), RUSH (25), PASS (26).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —Baltimore’s 19-13 OT victory in Atlanta in 1999 only win by visiting team in series. … This is Dan Quinn’s first game as head coach against Ravens. Baltimore’s John Harbaugh is 1-1 in series. … Ravens seek season-high third straight victory. … Baltimore owns NFL’s top-ranked defence and allowing league-low 18 points per game. … Ravens have totalled 509 yards rushing over past two weeks. Undrafted rookie RB Gus Edwards has rushed for at least 100 yards in two straight games. … Rookie QB Lamar Jackson ranks second on team with 329 yards rushing. He has passed for 415 yards, with two TDs and three INTs. Jackson has started last two games with Joe Flacco bothered by hip injury. … Ravens WR Willie Snead leads team with 50 catches, had none last week. … Ravens have outscored opponents by 60 points (131-71) in second half. … Baltimore has converted 16 of 18 third-and-1 plays. … Ravens K Justin Tucker has made nine straight FGs of at least 50 yards. … Baltimore ranks eighth in NFL with 32 sacks, including three in three plays last week by Matthew Judon. … Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has 131 career sacks, most in franchise history. He needs 1 1/2 sacks to tie Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal for 13th place in NFL history. … Ravens P Sam Koch has made 203 straight starts, most in franchise history. … Ravens have only eight takeaways and own minus-6 turnover differential. … Baltimore RT James Hurst has missed five straight games with back injury. … Falcons have second three-game losing streak of season. … Falcons CB Robert Alford had two INTs against Flacco in 2014 game. … QB Matt Ryan needs two completions to pass Carson Palmer for 11th on career list. Ryan has 284 career TD passes, six behind Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, 14th all-time with 290. … Ryan has topped 300 yards passing and 100 QB rating in five of last six games. Ryan leads NFL with 3,683 yards passing. … WR Julio Jones leads NFL with 1,305 yards receiving. … RBs Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith combined for 6 yards rushing on 12 carries in loss to Saints last week. … Rookie WR Calvin Ridley had career-high eight catches for 93 yards and team-leading eighth TD catch last week. … S Damontae Kazee leads NFL with six INTs, including one last week. … Falcons have placed seven players on injured reserve this season, including DE Derrick Shelby this week. … LB Deion Jones aiming to return after suffering broken foot in season opener against Eagles. … Fantasy tip: Edwards appears to be in good position for third straight 100-yard game. Falcons rank 25th in league against run. That also makes Jackson strong candidate to compile big combined numbers as runner and passer.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Baroness Newlove has called for judges and courts to be required to be more “honest” to victims about sentencesCredit:Paul Grover He added: “We need to move to a system where a prisoner sentenced to a determinate period in custody should serve a minimum 50 per cent and maximum 100 per cent with time off for demonstrable remorse, participating in offender reduction programmes, their attitude to victims and behaviour.”The figures reveal criminals sentenced to between 12 months and two years on average served 43 per cent of their “headline” jail term. It includes any time in remand, but it excludes the extra third they can get off if they plead guilty. In effect, it means they could be serving half of a “two thirds” sentence.Offenders are also entitled to release under curfew up to 135 days before the halfway mark of their sentence.Criminals serving sentences of between 12 weeks and four years are eligible for home detention curfew. The 44,355 offenders jailed for up to six months served on average 51 per cent of their time, while the 7,341 jailed for four years or more served 56 per cent.David Green, director of think tank Civitas, said: “The Government is well aware from its own reconviction statistics that the majority of prisoners go on to commit further crimes, and yet these new figures show that many offenders serve as little as 43 per cent of the judge’s sentence. It is time to consider a return to the system that prevailed for over 60 years until the late Sixties, namely that the only way of getting out early was to earn time off for good behaviour. Prisoners could have their sentence reduced by up to one third.”The MoJ said that, over all determinate sentences, including under six months and over four years, criminals spent more than half of their time behind bars. It added: “Parliament has long maintained that offenders should serve part of their sentence in prison and part under strict supervision in the community to aid rehabilitation and prevent further offending.” The majority of criminals jailed for between six months and four years are being released less than halfway through their sentences, figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph disclose.The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data – accounting for more than 32,000 criminals in jail last year for offences including violence, knife crime, theft and fraud – show they served on average only between 43 per cent and 49 per cent of their sentences.The disclosure prompted calls for a rethink of automatic early release which campaigners claim leaves victims frustrated by the apparent “soft” justice and provide no incentive for criminals to reform their ways in prison.It follows demands by Baroness Newlove, the departing Victims’ Commissioner, for judges and courts to be required to be more “honest” to victims about sentences.Harry Fletcher, director of the Victims Rights Campaign, said: “Automatic release at the 50 per cent stage means there’s no incentive for prisoners to reform, take part in offender management courses or behave, because they get out anyway.” Baroness Newlove has called for judges and courts to be required to be more "honest" to victims about sentences Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

← Previous Story Marinko Kelecevic died in Motor accident Next Story → Ademar Leon to lower budget by 23% Amaya SportDanimir Curkovic Serbian defensive specialist, Danimir Curkovic (27) found a new team in Spain. After few seasons in Antequera, member of Serbian squad at the WC 2011 in Sweden last Winter, signed contract with Amaya Sport, former Portland San Antonio.In Serbia, Curkovic played for Vrbas and Vojvodina, won Champions title in 2005.

← Previous Story EHF CL: Veszprem win drama in Montpellier – Mikler is hero! Next Story → THW Kiel conquer SAP Arena! RK PPD Zagreb announced signing of experienced goalkeeper Radivoje Ristanovic, who will replace injured Arijan Jovic until the end of the season. The 22-years old Jovic suffered knee ligaments injury and won’t be able to help his team-mates until end of current season after surgery process.His replacement coming from neighborhood. Ristanovic, born in Serbian capital Belgrade where he began to play handball at RK Partizan, has playing for Montenegrian national team. He is 36-year old with huge experience from playing at RK Lovćen, RK Vojvodinu, Spanish SD Teucro, Ademar Leon and San Antonio, Qatari Al – Ahly, German HBW Balingen, French Chambery Savoie and Israeli Maccabi.RK PPD Zagreb will play away match against Motor in Zaporozhye. Ukrainians got a new coach last week. Radivoje RistanovicRK PPD Zagreb read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Father Themi Adamopolous, who fought the Ebola disease outbreak in Africa, has made West Africa his adopted home. Apart from challenging a virus which has killed nearly 4,000 people, he has also been offering support and refuge to the African albinos of the wider areas of Sierra Leone, Malawi and Tanzania. Albinos – people and animals who lack the tyrosinase enzyme – are thought to have magical powers and are stigmatised, hunted down for their organs and body parts or even killed.Father Themis has included albinos in his Greek Orthodox mission, offering education, scholarships and jobs and demanding equal rights via the Sierra Leone Albino Association (SLAA).Baraka Cosmas Lusambo, a five-year-old albino boy, is one of the many children who had to leave their family and live in hiding after a group of men broke into his family’s home, hit his mother unconscious and cut off his right hand to sell it on the black market.Baraka Cosmas’ heartbreaking story was published last March, attracting attention from international media.Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund which helps children from crisis zones access custom prostheses, read his story, and decided to act.With Cosmas Baraka, another five children from the refuge home were transferred to New York’s Staten Island, where Montanti’s charity is located, in order to have the prostheses fitted at Philadelphia’s Shriners Hospital for Children. Ms Montani, who has grown close to Baraka, told reporters that the five have become her adopted children.She also stressed that even though the children aren’t getting their limbs back, “they are getting something that is going help them lead a productive life and be part of society and not be looked upon as a freak, or that they are less than whole”.last_img read more

first_imgIf you grew up in the 90s to become a computer nerd, you know Reboot. Mainframe Entertainment’s animated series about life inside a computer was basically Saturday Morning Tron. It was the first completely computer generated cartoon (Mainframe went on to make Beast Wars, Battle Planets, and other CG shows), and it was packed full of some surprisingly strong jokes and all-around good writing. The animation is dated, but that’s because it was a computer generated show from the 90s. Of course it’s dated. It’s great anyway (and if you haven’t watched it, Shout! Factory has the whole series available to stream for free on Shout! Factory TV. It also publishes the DVD box set).Since it took place inside a computer, Reboot and the city of Mainframe were super high-tech. Flying cars and skateboards, lots of glowing crap everywhere, giant death cubes falling from the sky (video games make us all monsters), the works. And it had VidWindows. Big goofy floating panes in the air that characters used to communicate with each other, like phone calls. Or Skype before Skype was a thing. And while we’ve been able to video chat for years thanks to tablets and PCs, the whole floating VidWindow idea never really happened. Holographic displays simply can’t do that.Well, now they can. We’ve had the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition in the lab for a week now, and it makes Reboot real. Sort of.The HoloLens Development Edition is $3,000 augmented reality headset intended for developers, and you won’t find it in stores any time soon. It’s strictly first-gen hardware, made to let people work on software for a hopefully eventual consumer version. It projects holograms in front of your eyes using a pair of projectors and set of lenses built into its visor. When combined with the multiple cameras and sensors scattered across the front, the HoloLens can track the position of these holograms at fixed points in three-dimensional space around you. If you place a hologram in the middle of a room, you can then walk around it. You can even leave the room and come back, and the hologram will still be there.No one else can see the hologram, but at least you get the effect. For the most part; the display only takes up a rectangle in the middle of your view, which is the HoloLens’ biggest disappointment. Hopefully future versions will cover your entire field of vision.Anyway, for Reboot fans this means you can finally have your own VidWindows. A Skype app is already available for the HoloLens, and it projects whoever you’re talking to in a big floating rectangle in front of your face. Just like VidWindows from the show. The only drawback is that they can’t see you on their end; the HoloLens doesn’t have any cameras pointed at you to offer that view. On the bright side, whoever you’re talking to instead gets a video feed of whatever you’re looking at, complete with holograms overlaid on top of your view.It gets more Reboot-like once you start playing with Microsoft Edge, or nearly any Windows 10 app that can run on the device but isn’t strictly a HoloLens app. You see, regular Windows apps appear as floating windows you can place and resize anywhere around you. You can pretend you’re Dot and surround yourself with floating spreadsheets, or just browse the Web in multiple glowing rectangles all over the room. And, since these windows are fixed in three-dimensional space, you can walk around them and look at them from any angle. Again, just like VidWindows.Of course, these windows only appear when you’re wearing the HoloLens, and anyone else will just see you staring at air. And actually using HoloLens, while simple, requires mastering the silly-looking Bloom (“Magic!”) and Air-tap (“I’m crushing your head”) gestures with your fingers. Which make you look crazy. But hey, Reboot! 1/7Windows 10 apps appear as flat holographic windows, either floating in the air or fixed to surfaces. 1/7You can Skype on the HoloLens, which projects a window of whoever you’re calling in front of you, and shows the other person your augmented view. 1/7One app, HoloPlanner, lets you see how furniture would look in your workspace. It’s very limited. 1/7HoloStudio lets you build your own holographic dioramas. 1/7Fragments is a detective game that uses the HoloLens like the augmented reality glasses in Heavy Rain. 1/7Galaxy Explorer projects a simple view of the galaxy and the Solar System in the middle of you room. 1/7RIP Holorambe <>last_img read more

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Whether it’s Uncle Rat going downtown to find a wedding gown, a wedding supper in a hollow tree with servings of fried mosquito in a black-eyed pea, or such wedding guests as the flying moth with a tablecloth, June bug with a water jug, or Mrs. Cow who wants to dance but doesn’t know how, everything in Battle Ground’s Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade float has to be covered with plant matter.The folk song “Froggy Went A-Courtin’ ” is the theme for Battle Ground’s float this year. After months of work, volunteers have spent the past few days putting the finishing touches on Miss Mouse’s wedding gown, Frog’s green parsley clipping paint job and the thousands of flowers that will festoon the city’s float.The organic material is in the rules, longtime float volunteer Barbara Evans said. It is a “floral” parade, after all.Evans was working on Frog’s eyes one day leading up to the parade, making eyelids by cutting up a foam pool noodle.Work typically starts around early fall the year before the parade, she said, when organizers in Portland tell the Battle Ground Rose Float team the overall theme for Rose Festival.This year’s theme is “Brilliant.”“They have the general theme, and we just brainstorm, our own little group, until we can all agree on something,” said Evans, who’s been at it since 1993. “The ladies just say OK, this is what we visualize. Let’s put this product there, do that. It’s all by committee.”(Most of the volunteers are women, but all are welcome, and encouraged, to participate.)This year’s nursery rhyme theme came to them pretty quickly, said Patricia Stanfield, another volunteer.“One of our members, Louise (Tucker), came up with the idea, and no one else had a better idea … so there we go!” she said.last_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter It’s just across the street from the Mid-City substation where he worked. Posted: August 7, 2018 Henwood Park Opens Today, Seven Years After The Loss of Officer Henwood KUSI Newsroom, center_img August 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It was seven years ago today when the entire city felt the loss of a much respected San Diego police officer.Jeremy Henwood had just bought a cookie for a young kid at a local Mcdonald’s.Moments later, a man shot and killed the officer.Related Story: was a Marine Corps veteran, and was known in the City Heights community as someone who wanted to make a difference.Residents were instrumental in naming a City Heights park after Henwood. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_imgKnown for a gruff demeanor, Young told the audience he will not change: He will still holler, he will still at times get out of line. But if that happens, he says that action comes from his heart, adding: “My heart is in this House.” Young: “I do believe we are more divided, by the extreme. You hear either the right or the left side, the middle is not being heard because they are not aigated enough.” Young fielded questions from the audience in a nearly 40-minute Q and A session at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative was on the Kenai Peninsula on Tuesday speaking at a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Representative Don Young, a 40 year veteran in the U.S. Congress, says that he believes the President is trying to get Americans down the right path, but it’s now up to Congress to work together. Young: “The congress itself is not has well organized as it used to be, it’s very partisan. I’ve always been able to work across the aisle and will continue to do that, because they are in the majority now as they were when I first got elected. That’s part of the program of representing the state as a whole. “ Young said during the luncheon that he will be seeking reelection next year. He will be 86 when he runs for a 25th term.last_img read more

first_imgThe Army has provided additional information about where the 40,000 military personnel it is eliminating as its shrinks its active-duty end strength to 450,000 by the end of fiscal 2018 will come from.About 2,300 of the positions will come from personnel based overseas, including 699 coming from Europe, 533 from South Korea and 71 from Japan, reported Stars and Stripes. Cuts at the 30 U.S. installations that were the focus of last week’s announcement about the service’s latest force reduction accounted for less than 20,000 personnel.Army spokesman Lt. Col. Joe Buccino said an additional 746 positions will be eliminated from over 300 small installations across the United States, some representing just a single position at a recruiting office.An additional 10,000 positions slated to be cut come from a group referred to as transients, trainees, holdees and students, Buccino said. That category includes individuals transitioning out of service but still on the books; new recruits in or on their way to boot camp; prisoners, whose numbers are expected to drop with the overall force; and soldiers in educational programs outside of the military. None of those positions are associated with any specific post.Officials last week also said that 17,000 civilian positions would be eliminated, with details about how those will be assigned expected within 90 days. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioGov. Walker declares June 3 as Dutch Harbor Remembrance DayZoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaGovernor Bill Walker has declared June 3rd to be recognized as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day. Statewide all flags will fly at half-mast to recognize Japan’s World War II attack on Dutch Harbor.Senate votes to lower health insurance premium increases for individuals and familiesAndrew Kithcenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Senate voted 15 to 2 Friday to pass a bill to lower health insurance premium increases for individuals and families.UA Board of Regents approves $909.8M operating budgetJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe University of Alaska Board of Regents have adopted the system’s $909.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.Man in Wasilla shot by State Troopers after charging at them with a knifeJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska State Troopers shot a man wielding a knife Thursday evening in Wasilla.BLM continues work on cleaning debris from North Slope oil drillingEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Bureau of Land Management continues to work on cleaning up the debris from decades-old experimental oil drills on Alaska’s North Slope.U.S. Senate bill could give five Southeast “landless” Native groups landAaron Bolton, KSTK – WrangellA U.S. Senate bill introduced last week could allow Alaska Natives in five Southeast communities to form urban corporations. Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell each stand to gain about 23,000 acres of land if the bill passes. But, the legislation does not come without controversy.Cause of Kodiak fire still a mystery as troopers work to identify victimsJay Barrett, KMXT – KodiakThere is still no official word from authorities as to the identities of the victims of the fire yesterday morning at a remote Kodiak Island lodge that claimed one life and injured three. State Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says Troopers made it to the site late Thursday evening, and are still working to identify the victim.Department of Environmental Conservation seeks herbicide for invasive Elodea plantDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is considering a state sought permit to apply an herbicide to 3 Fairbanks area water bodies infested with the invasive plant Elodea.  Floridone has proven successful at battling back the aquatic weed known to choke out fresh waters.UAF researchers study effects of wildfires and thawing permafrost on carbon productionTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA new study co-authored by two UAF researchers suggests that contrary to previous studies Alaska’s wildfires and thawing permafrost may not generate more carbon that its ecosystems can capture – at least, through the end of the century.Numerous fires reported with causes ranging from lightening strikes to human errorEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFour new fires have been reported Friday, two of them human caused.  A house fire in Delta threatened wild-lands, but was contained and is out.AK: “Walk to Fisterra”: A Fairbanks musician’s pilgrimage through SpainLori Neufeld, KUAC – Fairbanks“Walk to Fisterra” is a new documentary film showing tonight in Fairbanks featuring Alaskan born cellist Dane Johansen walking over 500 miles carrying his cello on his back, playing the Bach Cello Suites along the Spanish pilgrimage to Carmino de Santiago.49 Voices: Grant Deussing of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Grant Deussing in Anchorage. Deussing is a graphic designer and student worker at UAA.last_img read more

first_imgThe High Court will deliver its verdict on the death references and appeals in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases, reports news agency UNB.The HC bench of justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and justice Mustafa Zaman Islam is expected to announce the verdict today (Tuesday).Earlier on 26 July, the HC bench fixed 13 August for delivering its verdict on completion of the hearing from both the prosecution and defence sides.It changed the date for delivering the verdict on the death references and appeals of 26 death-row convicts in two cases filed over Narayanganj seven-murder and fixed today (Tuesday) for verdict.The HC started hearing on the death reference and appeals on 22 May, filed by 26 condemned convicts in two cases lodged over the seven-murder incident.The paper book and all documents related to the murder cases were sent to the High Court on 7 May.A court of Narayanganj on 16 January last sentenced 26 people, including three sacked RAB officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven-murder incident.On 27 April 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.At the same time, senior lawyer at the District Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River.The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six people while advocate Chandan Sarkar’s son-in-law filed the other case.last_img read more

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a public rally protesting at the incarceration of party chairperson Khaleda Zia in front of the National Press Club on Monday last. Prothom Alo file photoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the Awami League government is creating smokescreen over the issuance of Khaleda verdict copy.BNP chairperson and former prime minister landed in jail on 8 February after a makeshift court had sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment.Since then, Khaleda’s lawyers have been waiting for the certified copy of the verdict to file an appeal against the verdict.“The government is intentionally creating a smokescreen over [the issuance of] of the verdict copy. She is being denie the copy unlawfully. It’s a total breach of law,” Mirza Fakhrul told newsmen after a meeting of the party’s Standing Committee with a group of pro-BNP lawyers at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital.“As per rules, the certified copy of a verdict should be issued five days inside the pronouncement of the verdict, but she [Khaleda] is not yet given the copy although eight days have elapsed [since the verdict],” said the BNP leader.He went on to say, “It shows that the government in a planned manner takes law in its own hands and is resorting to unlawful acts in order to delay the release of the leader [Khaleda].”The BNP leader also alleged that these efforts of the government are aimed at keeping Khaleda away from politics and general elections. “But, the people will give a befitting reply to this through a street agitation.”In response to a journalist’s query, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association president Zainul Abedin, who was standing next to Mirza Fakhrul, said as per the criminal rules, the certified copy of a verdict shall be issued five days inside the pronouncement of the verdict.He said the court is telling them that it is examining the verdict. “There is nothing to examine [in the verdict]. Once the verdict is pronounced, there is no scope to change or examine the verdict or even to change the language of the verdict.”last_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor’s mansion was racially insensitive.Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the mansion’s historic kitchen before the Civil War are told properly.In this Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, and his wife Pam, watch as the casket of fallen Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell is carried to a waiting tactical vehicle during the funeral at the Chilhowie Christian Church in Chilhowie, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool, File)Northam’s statement comes amid heightened racial tension in Virginia politics. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have recently apologized for wearing Blackface decades ago. The state’s highest elected Black official, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, has compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims after two women accused him of sexual assault.State employee Leah Walker made the complaint. Her eighth-grade daughter toured the mansion this month as a part of the Senate page program. Walker says Pam Northam singled out African-American students when passing out cotton and discussing the horrors of slavery.Northam’s office said the first lady did not single anyone out.Walker’s account differs from an account of the tour written by her daughter. Her daughter did not explicitly say only African-American pages were singled out by the first lady.Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell and Republican Sen. Bill Stanley said both their daughters, who were also on the tour, said Northam did not single anyone out.last_img read more