The Library appoints The Unique Tourism Collection

first_imgThe Library appoints The Unique Tourism CollectionThe Library appoints The Unique Tourism CollectionThe Unique Tourism Collection has been appointed Australian representative for the stunning Thailand resort, The Library, which is set against the seductive backdrop of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach.Sydney-based, The Unique Tourism Collection is marking 25 years of luxury travel and tourism marketing communications representation in 2017 and will be responsible for all sales, marketing and media activity in Australia for The Library.A member of Designs Hotels, The Library reads like an elegant monograph. Owned by Samui native Kasemtham Sornsong, and created with designer Tirawan Songsawat, the beachfront hotel is a refreshing and subtle play on the book.Understated and peaceful, The Library narrates a story in which genuine harmony with the neighbouring landscape is a tangible achievement.The hotel’s library binds the property, with its incredible collection of more than 1400 books available to borrow or purchase, providing a satisfying alternative to modern distractions.With just 46 studios, suites and fabulous Secret Pool Villas (scheduled opening in November 2017), spread over 12,800 square metres, this minimalist resort provides ample space to read, roam and reflect.From The Page restaurant holding fort on the beachfront and Drink Gallery by the roadside to the 270-degree sea views from the glass-enclosed gym, The Library seals the chasm between nature and modern life.Like a good book, The Library contains an assortment of interesting chapters, enticing guests to learn to live harmoniously with nature. Source = The Unique Tourism Collection – The Librarylast_img read more

House approves firetraining requirement for construction code commission

first_img Glenn bill based on Midland Fire Chief Coughlin’s initiativeMidland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin and Rep. Gary Glenn testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in January to support House Bill 5102, legislation based on Coughlin’s initiative to include a trained fire prevention expert on the Michigan Construction Codes Commission.The Michigan fire marshal’s appointee to the state’s 17-member construction code commission will have to be a certified fire protection specialist under bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn.The House today unanimously approved House Bill 5102 on a 108-0 vote. The bill was developed at the initiative of Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin to ensure fire safety is taken into account during the commission’s discussion and adoption of statewide building codes and standards. The fire chief approached Rep. Glenn with the idea to make sure at least one person on the commission has fire prevention training.“Chief Coughlin recognized a potential improvement for the construction board and I was very happy to put his idea forward in the Legislature,” said Rep. Glenn, R-Midland. “Buildings definitely need to be solidly constructed using the latest advancements from the building trades, and they also need to include fire protection safety features and plans that can be reviewed by an expert in the field.“It was an honor to work with our local fire chief to make sure someone with fire safety training is on the commission, and I look forward to joining Chief Coughlin and Sen. Jim Stamas to get this bill through the Senate and to the governor.”Rep. Glenn’s bill stipulates the specialist training be approved by the National Fire Protection Association.Currently, there are no requirements for the fire service commission member – the state fire marshal or designee – because the fire service is made up of many disciplines, such as suppression, rescue and hazmat handling.Under HB 5102, the state fire marshal would recommend eligible candidates to the governor from a list of qualified individuals submitted by statewide associations of fire chiefs, fire inspectors and firefighters.The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.##### Categories: Glenn News,News 07Jun House approves fire-training requirement for construction code commissionlast_img read more

Rep LaSata votes for bill to fund local recreation projects

first_img State Rep. Kim LaSata voted today on a bill that funds recreational projects throughout the state including two local developments.LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the Natural Resources Trust Fund developments will use dedicated money for such recreational projects to fund parks, trailheads and buy land across Michigan.One local project involves the Watervliet City Park-Trail Head for Paw Paw River Water Trail. It will develop 20 acres, with one mile of Paw Paw River frontage, for recreation. The park will connect Watervliet directly to the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan on the designated Paw Paw River Water Trail. The location will be a trailhead for the water trail with a kayak launch, hard surface walkways, parking area, security lighting, trash and recycle bins and bench seating.The second project involves a pathway development in the village of Eau Claire Five-thousand feet of non-motorized pathway will connect Elizabeth Park, Veterans Park, and Village Park West and two trailhead areas located in the southeast corner of Veterans Park and near the ball fields in Village Park West.“Families and outdoor lovers throughout our communities will enjoy enhanced recreational activities with these developments, LaSata said. “The projects pay close attention to accessibility for people with disabilities, so everyone will be able to enjoy our fantastic natural resources.”The funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments for the projects.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The bill is Senate Bill 76. 15Jun Rep. LaSata votes for bill to fund local recreation projects Categories: LaSata News,Newslast_img read more

Rep LaFave commends steps made toward new Soo Lock

first_img Categories: LaFave News,News 15Nov Rep. LaFave commends steps made toward new Soo Lock In February 2017, state Rep. Beau LaFave co-sponsored a House Concurrent Resolution to urge the president and Congress to follow through on funding the construction of a second larger Soo Lock in Sault Ste. Marie to accommodate bigger ships transporting cargo along Michigan’s waterways.That call recently was heard as a funding authorization directing over $900 million toward construction was signed in Washington. The new lock would replace current smaller locks that have become outdated and are not often used.“The practice of moving product to destination and market in our region is heavily dependent on these locks and we need to modernize the facility as the ships carrying those products become more modern,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “We’re getting closer to the finish line in terms of finalizing this project and I’m eager to see us break through the tape so we can keep Michigan’s economic comeback running along.”Congress had originally authorized the lock construction in 1986, but it remained delayed due to a lack of federal funding. The four existing locks were constructed between 1896 and 1968 and handle 75 million tons of cargo each year. Approximately $500 billion worth of iron ore mined in the United States moves through the Soo Locks annually.Currently, the 49-year-old Poe Lock is the only one able to handle larger, modern freighters. When exploring the potential ramifications of a prolonged shutdown of the Poe, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated that 11 million jobs would be lost nationwide.In a shorter shutdown timetable of 30 days, the estimated economic impact was estimated as high as $160 million.“I continue to support this effort because this project takes something that could really damage our state’s economy and the U.P. as a whole out of the equation,” LaFave said.Congress approved a water infrastructure bill earlier this fall, which included $922.4 million for the new lock and provided economic analysis reports that allow the project to pursue construction funding contracts. Funding for the lock will need to be appropriated at a later date.last_img read more

Rep Kahle Michigan budget plan helps children have best possible chance at

first_img21Dec Rep. Kahle: Michigan budget plan helps children have ‘best possible chance at success’ Rep. Bronna Kahle today supported a plan committing more resources aimed at keeping Michigan’s children safe and healthy.The budget plan invests more than $30 million for mental health support services in schools and $25 million in school safety grants, along with measures to ensure support for at-risk students.The state also will invest another $20 million to hire 175 additional child protective services workers.“All of our kids deserve to grow up in a safe, secure environment so they have the best possible chance at success – both in school and at home,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “This budget plan is a significant step in the right direction for Lenawee County and all of Michigan.”The plan also provides more resources to fight PFAS and other environmental contamination, invests more in road repairs and several other programs.The legislation will soon be headed to the governor for final consideration.### Categories: Kahle News,Newscenter_img The legislation: Senate Bills 601 and 149.last_img read more

Rep Bollin votes to Raise the Age for juvenile justice in Michigan

first_img Categories: Bollin News State Rep. Ann Bollin today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system.The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration.Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults – even those who commit the most minor offenses. Bollin said eliminating this harmful and ineffective practice will help rehabilitate young offenders and reduce the likelihood of them breaking the law again in the future.“Seventeen-year-olds don’t do well in the adult prison system,” said Bollin, of Brighton Township. “They’re much more likely to succeed in the future if we give them access to the rehabilitation programs available in juvenile court.”Including 17-year-olds in the juvenile system has been shown to reduce reoffending by 34 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control.House Bills 4133-46, 4443 and 4452 would raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses, allowing 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Prosecutors will continue to have some discretion, allowing them to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when appropriate.The measure also includes a funding plan to ensure local communities do not incur any additional costs associated with keeping 17-year-old offenders in the juvenile system, which is administered at the local level.Bollin said the reform is expected to improve public safety and save public tax dollars over time. Connecticut, Illinois and Massachusetts are among the states that have experienced millions of dollars in savings, decreases in the number of reoffending youth and declines in judicial costs after raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18.### 25Apr Rep. Bollin votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michiganlast_img read more

Rep Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals

first_img31May Rep. Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals Categories: Wakeman News Today, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township announced his 2019 Festival Guide is now available for residents of the 94th District. The publication is a thorough and convenient reference of local and statewide festivals, farmers markets, and county fairs.“Saginaw County is known across the state for our tremendous community spirit,” Rep. Wakeman said. “With such a wide variety of interesting events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I hope you will find time for some of these great opportunities and feel more connected with our community.”With over 100 events, Rep. Wakeman’s 2019 Festival Guide is a great resource. Residents can find a copy at one of the following local libraries:Fleschner Memorial Library, 11935 Silvercreek Drive in Birch Run;Frankenmuth James E. Wickson District Library, 359 S. Franklin St. in Frankenmuth;Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw;St. Charles Public Library, 132 S. Saginaw St. in St. Charles;Taymouth Township Library, 2361 E. Burt Road in Burt; andThomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive in Saginaw.For more information, residents may contact Rep. Wakeman’s office by calling (517) 373-0837 or emailing RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

From Righteous Rage to Healing MeToo Founder Reflects on an Earthshaking Year

first_imgShare30TweetShareEmail30 Shares“Tarana Burke at a speech,” Marco VerchOctober 15, 2018; New York TimesIn a #MeToo world of viral hashtags and televised Supreme Court hearings, Tarana Burke wants survivors of sexual assault to know that you don’t have to share your wounds to heal.It’s been one year since the hashtag mushroomed into millions of posts on social media by survivors of sexual assault and violence following a New York Times report of allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and abused women in the entertainment industry for several decades, including many high-profile actresses such as Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd. The Weinstein scandal was followed by a flurry of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have rattled industries ranging from journalism to restaurants to humanitarian aid in the US and spread around the world to countries such as India and China.As many now know, Burke founded the “Me Too” Movement in 2006 to “help survivors of sexual violence, particularly Black women and girls, and other young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing.” On Monday, she opened up on Twitter about the experience of seeing her hashtag amplified without attribution and then embracing the evolution of her movement.“I was definitely in danger of being erased if YOU ALL Black women and our allies and friends, didn’t speak up. But something else happened too. I watched for hours that first day as more and more stories poured out across social media from survivors,” she wrote. “I was watching thousands of survivors pour their hearts out across social media with no container to process, no support and no one really helping to walk them through disclosure or uplift the power of community for survivors.”“My work has always centered Black and Brown women and girls. And it always will—but at the heart of it all it supports ALL survivors of sexual violence. And I committed to that work a long time ago so watching people open up with what felt like no covering online was hard. The whole time I was fretting about saving my work and I didn’t realize that ‘my work’ was happening right in front of me.”In an interview with the New York Times this week, Burke elaborated on the nonprofit’s new initiatives, which will include collecting stories—not of trauma, but of healing. She also argues that survivors are not obligated to speak publicly. It’s a different narrative than what’s been shared by millions of people with the hashtag over the last year.“We don’t believe in collecting stories of people’s trauma because I don’t think the trauma should be curated,” Burke told the Times. “When you start talking about what you’ve done to cope and how you have developed practices around healing, that’s something that people need to see.”Because Burke is a thought-leader in this arena. Her full remarks about the complexities of helping survivors are important to heed:It’s hard because the idea of sharing your story has become so popularized. We are in a time where the more you share about yourself, the more people like you; the more likes you get, the more attention you get on social media. So things are framed so that they have to be public and they have to be popular in order to be valid. What we’re trying to do is counter that narrative and say, “You don’t have to tell your story publicly. You don’t have to tell anybody what happened to you.” You have to get it out—but it doesn’t have to be at a poetry reading. It doesn’t have to be on social media at all. It could be a trusted friend. It could be your journal.That’s hard for survivors because people are always saying, “Tell your story.” It’s like a balancing act because I have to acknowledge that stories are important, and sometimes saying the words, “This happened to me” and “This is what he did” is cathartic to get out. I think there’s enough evidence in this world of survival and recovery to show that repeating that doesn’t help you, though. Reliving that doesn’t help you.Burke hopes to call for “a healing” after so much “righteous rage” and to call for accountability.“We rally around causes, and we protest, and we march, but we don’t ever take time to just sit and focus on what we personally need,” she says. “Some people need this in this moment.”I really do feel like this is a moment where we lay our burden down at the feet of who’s responsible. If you take an oath or a pledge or whatever to represent the people of this country in any capacity, that includes the people who are survivors of sexual violence, and you should be working to make it less vulnerable to sexual violence.In looking back, Burke also noted that the country has, not surprisingly, failed to listen to all of the survivors. “I think the media doesn’t really care about the stories of black women and the stories of women of color,” Burke says in the interview. “A lot of folks have slid under the radar.”According to the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, many women of color appear to be at greater risk of rape, and undocumented women are increasingly fearful of reporting sexual assault due to the administration’s rigid immigration enforcement.Today, the “Me Too” Movement is increasing its reach and focus, according to its website:Our goal is also to reframe and expand the global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors. Young people, queer, trans, and disabled folks, Black women and girls, and all communities of color. We want perpetrators to be held accountable and we want strategies implemented to sustain long term, systemic change.The nonprofit has also added two resource libraries to its site to provide healing resources to survivors and advocacy resources for everyone.As civil society rises, NPQ has asked, will political change follow? We’ll have some new insights in just 20 days. But no matter the outcome of the midterm elections, Tarana Burke will continue to be a force shaping the country’s nonprofit landscape.—Anna BerryShare30TweetShareEmail30 Shareslast_img read more

Online video service Hulu is to start selling its

first_imgOnline video service Hulu is to start selling its original series to international broadcasters after striking a deal with distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises. This follows Hulu’s aggressive expansion into original content with series including political comedy Battleground, which is produced by (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb, documentary series A Day In The Life, produced by Morgan Spurlock, and Richard Linklater travel series Up To Speed.David Ellender, global CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises, told DTVE sister publication TBI: “Hulu wants to build a stronger line up of original programming; we’ll look at investing in some of their IP. Across these platforms we’re seeing a lot of creativity because the [creators] are afforded more freedom.”FremantleMedia Enterprises will shop Hulu series to international broadcaster, both free TV and pay networks, as well as online video platforms.Andy Forssell, senior vice-president, content, Hulu, said: “As we expand into original series, we’re collaborating with some of the world’s greatest independent storytellers to make and distribute great TV.”The two companies announced the deal at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas.last_img read more

Belarusian pay TV and internet operator Cosmos TV

first_imgBelarusian pay TV and internet operator Cosmos TV has made the popular local portal Tut.by accessible to its subscribers.Tut.by will provide access to a wide range of services including TV services, to Cosmos TV subscribers. The Cosmos TV offering will not include Tut.by’s email service.last_img

UK channel BBC Three will begin premiering all of

first_imgUK channel BBC Three will begin premiering all of its scripted comedies on the on-demand iPlayer service as of August.The initiative will launch with the second season of Jack Whitehall-fronted Bad Education, which will be available free online a week before its TV debut.The BBC has been experimenting with a number of intiatives around the launch of its scripted comedy content in the past year, including the launch of an online pilots project, Comedy Feeds, earlier this month.A separate trial announced in February will see 40 hours of programming, including, upcoming Peter Kay sitcom Car Share, will premiere on iPlayer.“BBC Three audiences are digitally savvy, and view our programmes in a number of different ways online and on the go. We’ve already been experimenting with online content, starting with the hugely popular Comedy Feeds, now in their second season and with a third in the pipeline,” said BBC Three controller Zai Bennett.“Premiering our scripted comedies on BBC iPlayer is an obvious and exciting step forward for BBC Three, and yet another innovative way to give our viewers more choice in the ways they can enjoy our programmes.”BBC head of TV content online and IPTV Victoria Jaye added 42% of daily iPlayers users came the service each day without a particular show in mind and were therefore “happy to try new and different things”.last_img read more

Miroslav Majoroš Slovak Telekom has set its initia

first_imgMiroslav MajorošSlovak Telekom has set its initial public offering price range at €17.7 to €23.6 per-share, valuing the company at between €1.5 billion and €2.0 billion. The Slovakian government announced plans to sell off its 49% stake in Slovak Telekom on the Bratislava and London stock exchanges earlier this month.The company has now revealed that the government will offer up to 42.3 million shares, representing an offering size of approximately €750 million to €1.0 billion.Deutsche Telekom, the majority shareholder in Slovak Telekom, will not offer any shares in the offering and has stated its intention to retain its 51% stake in Slovak Telekom.Up to 10% of the offering is expected to be allocated to retail investors in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.“We look forward to meeting prospective investors over the coming weeks to share our plans to leverage our network advantage in the Slovak telecoms market to capitalise on the growth potential we see in high speed broadband, pay TV, ICT and mobile data by bundling and cross-selling premium services and content to our large subscriber base,” said Miroslav Majoroš, CEO of Slovak Telekom.The offer period is due to commence on April 22 and is scheduled to close at the close of business on May 5. Pricing and allocations are due to be announced on May 7.last_img read more

Olivier Laouchez Youthfocused media company Trace

first_imgOlivier LaouchezYouth-focused media company Trace has launched its first African radio station in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire.Trace FM is dedicated to Ivorian youth music and culture and went live over the weekend, broadcasting on 95.0 FM.Initially available Abidjan, Trace said it plans to progressively extend the reach of Trace FM across the whole Ivorian territory, with the company planning more FM radio station launches for “several major African cities in 2016”.“This launch is a new step in Trace Group’s strategy, which aims to build a pan-African network of local FM radios, TV channels, digital platforms and mobile businesses, in collaboration with influential local partners,” said Trace CEO and co-founder, Olivier Laouchez.Trace’s chief executive first revealed the company’s Côte d’Ivoire radio plans in an interview with DTVE earlier this month.He said that Trace has ambitions to develop more radio services in countries such as Cameroon, where it holds a local licence in Douala, the country’s largest city and economic hub.Trace already runs Trace FM radio stations in the Caribbean. Overall, the firm claims to offer TV channels, digital platforms, FM radio, mobile services and exclusive events to millennial and young adult audiences in 180 countries.last_img read more

The BBC is reportedly planning to scrap its existi

first_imgThe BBC is reportedly planning to scrap its existing channel-based structure, replacing it with content and audience-led divisions.According to a Telegraph report, the BBC is planning to abolish its radio and television divisions, as part of a radical overhaul for the business that will be revealed by director general Tony Hall in the coming months.The report claims that while the BBC’s TV and radio channels will remain on-air, the new structure will help the BBC keep pace with technological developments and the blurring between traditional and online media.It also said that the BBC will not replace BBC director of television Danny Cohen, who left the corporation for a “new leadership challenge” late last year.The news comes in the same week that the BBC switches off the linear feed of the BBC’s youth channel, BBC Three. Yesterday marked the last evening of linear broadcast, with the BBC  taking it online-only as part of a plan to reinvent the BBC’s offering for young people.Separately, the Radio Times reported at the weekend that senior BBC strategist are considering merging BBC Three and Radio 1, and appointing a single ‘youth controller’ to oversee all platforms aimed at 16-34 year olds.A BBC spokesperson said: “Everyone knows we are looking at the BBC’s structure to make sure we are fit for the digital age- there has already been a lot of speculation about our future shape and there will no doubt be plenty more, but when we’ve got something to announce we’ll do so”.last_img read more

Only 5G has the speed and low enough latency to su

first_imgOnly 5G has the speed and low enough latency to support 3D-holographs on a mobile network, according to Ericsson.The company has staged a number of trials using this volumetric display technology in recent months and claims that 3D holographic communication requires about four times as much data as a streamed 4K video.Ericsson says it sees the potential of 3D holographs in medical imaging, video conferencing and gaming, with the technology one example of the boundaries that mobile operators are starting to push using 5G technology.Ericsson recently partnered with Vodafone Germany to power a live holographic interview combining 5G and connected transport. It has run similar demos with Vodafone Ireland and Greek operator Cosmote.For more information on Ericsson’s trials, click here.last_img read more

ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITALBRENDAN FEENEYCO DERRY MAN DIE

first_img ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITALBRENDAN FEENEYCO DERRY MAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK MINUTES AFTER SNORTING ‘SUPER COKE’CORONER SUZANNE ANDERSONDR DECLAN GRACEINQUEST HEARSlimavadyMDPVWOODLAND PARK He stayed at her house overnight and was still drinking into the next day.The inquest heard that Mr Feeney had a number of health issues including diabetes, COPD, epilepsy and pancreatitis.She said that around 11 pm that night Mr Feeney, along with another woman, left her house and went looking for more drugs.Around 90 minutes later the pair returned to the house and that Mr Feeney “was eating his face off”.The witness said Mr Feeney was “acting strange” so they checked his blood-sugar levels, injected him with insulin and gave him soup and bread.Mr Feeney was later seen snorting more “white powder” and a short time after this slumped to the ground.Some of the people in the house laid him down on the sofa in the living room, the inquest was told.However, around 6.30am on September 26, the people in the house realised Mr Feeney had stopped breathing so an ambulance was called and a woman tried to revive him with CPR.He was transferred to Altnagelvin Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit where he took a second heart attack and was put on life support.Critical care consultant at the hospital Dr Declan Grace said life support was withdrawn after tests showed Mr Feeney was “brain dead”.An autopsy discovered a number of drugs in Mr Feeney’s system but none in a fatal dose except for “significantly high level” of MDPV or ‘super coke’.State Pathologist Jack Crane described the drug as a “stimulant” with “no therapeutic use”He recorded that death had been caused by “poisoning due to MDPV”.Coroner Suzanne Anderson said the circumstances which led to Mr Feeney’s death “highlighted the very grave dangers involved in taking illicit drugs”.CO DERRY MAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK MINUTES AFTER SNORTING ‘SUPER COKE’, INQUEST HEARS was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet A female witness told the hearing in Coleraine courthouse yesterday that she Mr Feeney and a group of other men and women “coming and going” from her property at Woodland Walk in Limavady for two days.She said Mr Feeney arrived at her house on September 23, 2014 with around 10 tins of beer.A while later she remembered going into the living room where she saw him snorting “three lines of a white substance”.The witness said she told him to “get that stuff out of my house” before going back out to her kitchen. The deadly drug ‘super coke’ which claimed the life of Brendan FeeneyA CORONER has warned of the dangers of taking dangerous illegal drugs after a Co Derry man suffered a fatal heart attack after snorting a drug called ‘super coke’.An inquest has heard that Brendan Feeney, from Limavady, had taken a substantial amount of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) over a two-day period in September 2014.Mr Feeney was 48-years-old and from Limavady.last_img read more

Army robot at security alert in Inishcairn road on

first_img Army robot at security alert in Inishcairn road on Sunday where a suspect device was found at the homoe of independant councillor Gary Donnelly. (North West/ Nespix/PA)A 39-year-old man from Derry has faced a court in the city charged in relation to security alerts in the city on Easter Sunday.Keith McClenaghan, of Moss Park, was charged at Derry Magistrates’ Court with two counts of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life and four counts of communicating false information causing a bomb hoax. ShareTweet He was further charged with two counts of placing an article with the intention of causing a bomb hoax.No application for bail was made.The charges are in relation to two security alerts in Derry on Sunday – at Harty Court and at Iniscarn Road.One of the devices was left outside the home of independent councillor Gary Donnelly. Mr McClenaghan’s solicitor told the court his client had not intended to detonate the explosives and that he apologised for any disruption he had caused.He was remanded in custody until 16 May and will appear via video link.Man appears in court over bomb Easter Sunday bomb hoaxes in Derry was last modified: April 23rd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: DERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTINDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR GARY DONNELLYKeith McClenaghanMan appears in court over bomb Easter Sunday bomb hoaxes in DerryMOSS PARKlast_img read more

Almost a year ago I was criticised for pointing

first_img“Almost a year ago, I was criticised for pointing out that the progress of the North West Medical School would be hampered by the lack of government here. “Sadly, since that time, the DUP and Sinn Féin have failed to form a government and, in my opinion, are failing to make a meaningful effort to do so.“The need for this project is undeniable and it is urgent. “This year I anticipate that the locum bill for the Western Trust area will exceed £20 million. dupDurkan: Medical School set back disappointing but not surprisingFOYLE MLAMagee CampusMark H Durkanmedical schoolSDLPSinn Fein ShareTweet THE SDLP’s Mark H Durkan has expressed his disappointment that plans for the Medical School at the Magee Campus in Derry will be postponed. Mr Durkan added that although this is extremely disheartening it isn’t at all surprising giving the lack of Government here.The Foyle MLA said: “This setback is extremely disappointing and frustrating but it is not at all surprising. “This is directly attributable to the difficulty we have in attracting doctors who have been trained elsewhere to come here and settle here. “The establishment of a medical school here would solve this worsening situation and also play a pivotal role in the expansion of Magee and the regeneration of our local economy.“Every day we hear of people suffering and projects stalling as the result of us not having Ministers in place. This is just the latest example. “The DUP and Sinn Féin really do need to reassess their priorities and start putting people first,” added Mr Durkan.Durkan: Medical School set back disappointing but not surprising was last modified: November 8th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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first_img Next PostPresident Trump Visits The Mountain State For The Fourth Time Since Being In Office Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website National NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Menendez Brothers Who Killed Parents Reunited in Prison By Tyler BarkerApr 05, 2018, 23:23 pm 851 0 Home NewsWatch National News Menendez Brothers Who Killed Parents Reunited in Prison Mail Google+ Tumblr Previous PostTristan Bragg Signs With Concord Soccercenter_img Pinterest Linkedin Facebook CALIFORNIA— The Menendez brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion nearly three decades ago, have been reunited in a Southern California prison.Erik Menendez, 47, has moved into the same housing unit as his 50-year-old brother, Lyle Menendez, Corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Thursday.The brothers are serving life sentences for fatally shooting their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in 1989.Lyle Menendez was moved in February from Mule Creek State Prison in Northern California to San Diego’s R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, after his security classification was lowered. But the brothers lived in separate housing units and would not have seen each other, Thornton said. The prison houses nearly 3,900 male inmates.That changed Wednesday, when Eric moved into the same housing unit as his brother, a unit where inmates agree to participate in educational and other rehabilitation programs without fighting or creating disruptions.“They can and do interact with each other, all the inmates in that facility,” she said, though she didn’t know how the brothers reacted during their reunion.The brothers had asked two decades ago, after they were sentenced, to be sent to the same prison.Prison officials said then that they often balked at putting partners in crime together, and the Beverly Hills detective who investigated the slayings argued that the brothers might conspire to escape if they were together. Leslie Abramson, Erik Menendez’s attorney, at the time called housing the brothers separately “exceedingly cruel and heartless.”Lyle, who was then 21, and Erik, then 18, admitted they fatally shot-gunned their entertainment executive father and their mother, but said they feared their parents were about to kill them to prevent the disclosure of the father’s long-term sexual molestation of Erik.Prosecutors contended there was no evidence of any molestation. They said the sons were after their parents’ multimillion-dollar estate.Jurors rejected a death sentence in favor of life without parole. Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgHome NewsWatch DNA from tissue taken out of alleged Golden State Killer’s trash led to arrest, warrant shows NewsWatch DNA from tissue taken out of alleged Golden State Killer’s trash led to arrest, warrant shows By Daniella HankeyJun 03, 2018, 08:59 am 513 0 The documents also show authorities believe DeAngelo followed the case for years, accessing law enforcement bulletins, media stories and documentaries detailing his alleged crimes. After four days of deliberation, a judge unsealed the 100-plus page warrant on Friday for alleged “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo in connection to at least 57 attacks and 13 murders starting in the mid-1970s. Daniella Hankey Next PostThousands march across NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge in gun protest DeAngelo was arrested in his driveway in Citrus Heights, California, on April 24 and has been charged with with 12 counts of murder: two in Sacramento County, two in Ventura County, four in Orange County and four in Santa Barbara County. Officials then worked their way down that family tree until they found the 72-year-old DeAngelo. DeAngelo was a police officer in Exeter, California, from 1973 to 1976, officials said. He then served as a police officer in Auburn, California, in 1979 before being fired for stealing a hammer, according to multiple reports. In most all of the cases, victims reported hang ups or lewd calls, prior burglaries or seeing a prowler prior to the sexual assaults, the warrant shows. Victims provided similar descriptions of the suspect: white male, about 6-feet tall, 20 to 30 years old, an athletic build, dark or leather shoes, and wearing a jacket and gloves. He was reported to carry a knife, gun or tool. Some say he was not wearing pants, just white jockey shorts. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website The affidavit is organized by the different phases as he moved throughout the state and his crimes worsened, first as the “Visalia Ransaker,” including a possible first murder; the “East Area Rapist,” including the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore; multiple rapes committed in Modesto and Davis, California; a series of rapes in the East Bay; and the final phase, a series of rapes and the 10 murders in Southern California. The unsealed warrant shows police seized additional DNA evidence, computers and devices, firearms and four vehicles belonging to DeAngelo — a 2014 Toyota Camry, 2016 Suzuki motorcycle, white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and a 2017 trailer — from DeAngelo’s home. Google+ The documents also provide a detailed list of items stolen from victims, including rings, silver dollars, $2 bills, money clips, cuff links, antiques spoons, IDs, photos, keys, jewelry, china, cameras, a revolver, a ladies robe, leather bags, gambling chips, gold nuggets, bowls, clock radios, knives, prescriptions and a doctor’s bag with syringes. The warrant shows authorities believe the “Visalia Ransaker” committed approximately 120 burglaries between April 1974 and Decemeber 1975. This was during this time DeAngelo was an Exeter police officer. Linkedin Tumblr Pinterest The DNA that was derived from the Lyman and Charlene Smith killings case was provided to the task force organized by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the district attorney’s office said. Twitter The killer’s crime spree almost lasted less than a year, the papers show. In December 1975, a Visalia police officer confronted the suspected “Visalia Ransacker.” The suspect removed his mask and begged the officer not to hurt him. The officer described the suspect’s voice as juvenile and effeminate. The suspect shot at the officer, wounding him with debris, before escaping. Facebook According to the warrant, the initial DNA collected to connect DeAngelo to the murders of Lyman and Charlene Smith in March 1980 was taken off his driver’s side car door handle when he was parked in Hobby Lobby parking lot in Roseville, California, in April 2018. Authorities surveilled DeAngelo driving this vehicle. Authorities strip searched DeAngelo upon apprehension to make sure he didn’t have a concealed weapon and, once in custody, photographed specific body parts. Authorities compared the DNA from the Smith double murder to what’s available on genealogy websites to find a family tree for the suspect, sources said. Previous PostSearch continues at kidnapping suspect’s home in Massachusetts where 3 bodies were found (ABC NEWS)-  A dirty tissue led to the arrest of one of the most-prolific serial killers in U.S. history, according to a newly unsealed search and arrest warrant. Mail The heavily redacted affidavit provides victims’ chilling accounts of all of DeAngelo’s various aliases: the “Visalia Ransacker,” the “East Area Rapist” and the “Original Night Stalker.” The details of the sexual assaults are redacted, but all victims provide similar accounts: they remember hearing something in their house, at times being tied up and being told not to move. In many of the murder cases, the murder weapon was taken from the scene. The warrant alleges the possible 13th murder is a professor killed in Tulare County during the time the suspect was known as the “Visalia Ransacker.” He has not yet been charged with this murder. Additional DNA samples were then taken from DeAngelo’s trash can outside his residence in Citrus Heights on April 23. A piece of tissue was the conclusive DNA factor needed to link him to the these crimes, the warrant shows.last_img read more