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Mary Kom in no mood to slow down: I want a seventh world title and an Olympic gold

first_imgBoxing legend MC Mary Kom is in no mood to slow down after her latest triumph and has set her sights on winning her seventh World Boxing Championships title and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Mary etched her name in history books by winning an unprecedented sixth gold in 48kg category at the Women’s World Championships in New Delhi last week.The Manipuri trailblazer, who won her sixth title after a gap of eight years, said despite several additional responsibilities — including being a mother of three — she has continued to work towards achieving her dream of winning the world championship again.”My dream was to become a world champion again. I worked very hard for it. I am a mother of three I had several responsibilities,” Mary said at a felicitation ceremony organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.”The government also gave me an extra responsibility by naming me member of parliament but I never stopped training.”Now that I have won the sixth title I want a seventh one and I also want to win an Olympic gold,” she added.Mary, who fights in 48kg category will have to bulk up for the 2020 Olympics qualifiers where she will fight in the 51kg division. The 48kg is not in the Olympics. Her bronze in the Olympics also came in 51kg in the 2012 Games.The 36-year-old also dispelled all rumours of retiring any time soon. “I am going to fight for another 1-2 years at least,” she said.advertisement(With PTI inputs)Also Read | After 6th world title, Mary Kom busy signing autographs for her twins’ school friendsAlso Read | Mary Kom says her original birth date is November 24 & not MarchAlso Read | Amitabh Bachchan treasures gloves gifted by Mary Kom: They are my gold medalsAlso Read | Mary Kom claims World Boxing Championships gold despite suffering from diarrhoealast_img read more

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Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins

first_img pregnant women people older than 65 adults and children with chronic heart and lung problems and other chronic diseases residents of long-term care facilities people living with, or caring for, individuals in the high risks groups listed above infants age six months to 23 months health-care workers and students in health-care educational programs first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency health services The flu shot is your best defence against influenza. Minister of Health Promotion and Protection Barry Barnet and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Strang encouraged people to get a flu shot during the campaign launch today, Oct. 8. “Each fall, I believe it is my job to remind Nova Scotians to get their flu shot”, said Mr. Barnet. “Getting your flu shot is one way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza. It also helps create healthier communities across the province.” The Department of Health Promotion and Protection provides free flu vaccines at doctors’ offices and community clinics across Nova Scotia to the following high risk groups: “Influenza has a significant impact on our population, and on our health-care system. But this can be prevented,” said Dr. Strang.”The flu shot is very important. It is a simple, safe and effective way to protect yourself and your family against the influenza virus.” Along with the flu shot, frequent hand-washing and covering noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing also help prevent the spread of influenza and many other infections. Because health-care providers are often in frequent contact with those at risk of contracting the flu, it is important for them to get flu shots as well. The Department of Health Promotion and Protection is working closely with health partners to encourage them to get a flu shot. While individuals often mistake the flu for other respiratory or stomach illnesses, its most common symptoms usually include a sudden high fever, headache, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, a runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat. The typical flu season in Nova Scotia runs from November to April, sending more than 20,000 people to their doctor. About 2,500 people are admitted to hospital during a normal flu season. It is recommend that people with flu symptoms stay at home and minimize close contact with others. For more information on the flu, or to find the flu vaccine clinic closest to you, visit www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdpc/influenza.asp .last_img read more

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The Monday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Monday, July 31———TRUDEAU THANKS CREWS FOR EFFORTS FIGHTING B.C. FIRES: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked those on the front lines of British Columbia’s firefighting efforts as he stopped in Williams Lake on Monday. Trudeau addressed about 250 people from the fire service, police and military who have been helping keep the wildfires from overrunning communities in what has been a devastating fire season. He thanked the workers on behalf of all Canadians for “stepping up,” saying it is reassuring for people to see everybody pulling together. The prime minister said different levels of government will work in the coming months to set things back to normal for communities damaged by fires. Dozens of homes have been lost as hundreds of fires have burned around the province. Several hundred residents cheered as Trudeau and Premier John Horgan emerged from a local recreation centre, and the cheering grew even louder as the fire service personal filed out of the building. Thousands of Williams Lake residents returned to their homes over the weekend after they were forced to leave July 15 when a fast-moving fire encroached on their community.———WHITE HOUSE SAYS SCARAMUCCI OUT AS TRUMP’S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: The White House says Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his job as communications director to give U.S. President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff a “clean slate.” That’s according to a statement by the press secretary. Scaramucci “felt it was best” and wants to give John Kelly “the ability to build his own team,” the statement says. Kelly was sworn in Monday as chief of staff. Scaramucci has been in the spotlight since he was first announced as communications director earlier this month. The New Yorker magazine published an interview Thursday in which Scaramucci went on a profanity-laden tirade against Reince Priebus, then chief of staff. Sean Spicer, who resigned as press secretary the day of Scaramucci’s hiring, used the same “clean slate” language to explain his own departure 11 days ago. Spicer was in the White House Monday and has said he is helping during the communications transitions.———POLITICIANS ARE REPLACEABLE, CHRISTY CLARK SAYS: Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark says she thought about quitting as leader of her party a few times since the election night and feels her departure will give the Liberal party a chance to renew itself. Clark told reporters Monday there’s nothing worse than a politician who doesn’t know when it’s time to go because they feel like they are irreplaceable. She says the timing is good for both her and her party, because she doesn’t believe there will be an election in the fall. Her son Hamish stood by her during the news conference and he says it’s going to be fun having his mom back, adding they have already purchased tickets to the theatre. Clark’s resignation is effective Friday, and she will also be giving up her seat in the legislature. She says she has no immediate job plans but would like to get some gardening done and adds she doesn’t anticipate going back to politics.———B.C. GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW REAL ESTATE MEASURES: British Columbia’s new housing minister says she is reviewing the tax on foreign buyers of Vancouver real estate and the province’s interest-free loan program to first-time homebuyers. In an interview, Selina Robinson says she and provincial Finance Minister Carole James are analyzing whether those measures brought in by the previous Liberal government were effective in stabilizing Vancouver’s housing market and improving affordability. Before they won the May election, the NDP promised to bring in an annual two per cent tax on vacant properties, but Robinson says that too is under review. A year ago, the Liberal government implemented a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals purchasing property in Metro Vancouver in an effort to cool skyrocketing house prices. From June 10 until Aug. 1, 2016 — one day before the tax took effect — 13.2 per cent of all property transfer transactions in Metro Vancouver involved foreign buyers, according to data from the B.C. Finance Ministry. From Aug. 2, 2016, until the end of last year, that figure fell to 2.6 per cent. The Multiple Listing Service composite benchmark price for all properties in Metro Vancouver was $998,700 in June, an increase of 7.9 per cent from the same month last year.———NATIONAL REVIEW URGED FOR INDIGENOUS HEALTH: Two researchers who documented unwanted tubal ligations and “inherent racism” experienced by Indigenous women navigating the health-care system in Saskatoon say a national review is needed to determine if other Aboriginal women have experienced similar trauma. Yvonne Boyer, a lawyer and a Canada Research Chair at Manitoba’s Brandon University, and Dr. Judith Bartlett, a physician and researcher, released a report last week outlining how Indigenous women from Saskatoon and surrounding areas were coerced into having their Fallopian tubes clamped or severed after giving birth in a hospital. The experience of the women in Saskatchewan is likely not limited to the province, Boyer said, adding Indigenous Peoples have experienced racism and discrimination all over the country, including in accessing health services. A broader review would help determine the extent of discrimination across Canada, Bartlett said. The report says most of the women did not understand tubal ligations were permanent, noting they thought the procedure was a form of birth control that could be reversed.———OLYMPIC DECISION SHOULD WAIT, CALGARY CITY STAFF SAYS: Calgary’s city administration says a decision should not be made on bidding for the 2026 Winter Games until the costs of doing so are better understood. A report highlighting some of the unanswered questions surrounding a potential bid is going before this week’s council meeting. It echoes a bid exploration committee’s conclusion last week that it’s feasible for 1988 Olympics host city to have another turn, but it can’t say yet whether it would be prudent. Municipal bureaucrats say right now it’s impossible to predict the risks of a bid. Some of the unknowns include details of the 2026 bid process, what is in the yet-to-be-released host city contract and how other orders of government and the International Olympic Committee may be able help offset the costs. The administrators’ report also raises concerns about the city exceeding an appropriate level of debt if it were to move forward with a bid. They are recommending the city consult with the Canadian Olympic Committee and the bid exploration committee to work out next steps.———BOYS TREATED GIRLS’ PHOTOS LIKE BASEBALL CARDS, COURT HEARS: Six young Nova Scotia men treated the sexual integrity of girls as young as 13 like “bartering chips or baseball cards” when they shared intimate images of them without their consent, the Crown argued in its sentencing recommendations. The boys, who are all from the Bridgewater area, have admitted to forming a private Facebook group where they decided to exchange photos of at least 20 girls, ranging in age from 13 to 17, without their consent. They were scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the case was adjourned until Sept. 6, due in part to the fact that one of the accused did not comply with the requirements of a pre-sentence report. Defence lawyers had also asked for more time after the Crown submitted a brief outlining proposed penalties. The 21-page document, submitted in Bridgewater provincial court, says the young men should be prohibited from using social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. It recommends against jail time, but says the six young men should be on probation for two years, with the possibility of reducing that.———COMMUNITY MARKS DECADE SINCE QUEBEC GIRL’S DISAPPEARANCE: Ten years to the day that a young Quebec girl named Cedrika Provencher disappeared from her home and was later killed, her grandfather is trying to ensure other children aren’t the victims of similar attacks. The young girl was just nine when she vanished in 2007 from near her home in Trois-Rivieres, halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. More than eight years later, her remains were found in a wooded area. To date, there have been no arrests in her disappearance and slaying. Cedrika’s grandfather, Henri Provencher, unveiled plans Monday to create a non-profit research centre aimed at preventing child abduction that will be linked to a foundation he helped set up in his granddaughter’s name several years ago. The independent centre will follow up on projects of the separate Cedrika Provencher Foundation, but will be open to suggestions from other organizations or individuals interested in submitting their ideas on preventing the abuse of children.———COP ASSAULT A ‘VERY SERIOUS BREACH,’ JUDGE SAYS: An Ontario judge has cleared a man on a drunk driving charge after finding that he was assaulted by a Toronto police officer while waiting to take a breathalyzer test after his arrest. In a decision released earlier this month, Ontario Court Judge Joseph Bovard says the assault on Jong-Won Jung constituted a “very serious breach” of his rights and as a result, the test results cannot be admitted as evidence. Bovard also said he could not believe the testimony of the two officers who carried out the arrest, calling it vague and evasive and suggesting they were “not forthright with the court.” He further noted that one of the officers, Const. Amanpreet Gill, “demonstrated a belligerent and demeaning attitude” towards Jung at times — for example, telling him to urinate in the back seat of the police cruiser when he expressed an urgent need for a bathroom. Jung was arrested last year after he failed a late-night roadside breath test and both he and his girlfriend were taken to the police station. The court decision says Jung took a first breath test at the station and was struck by Gill while waiting, handcuffed to a bench, to take a second test.———CBC TO REVEAL DETAILS FOR ‘THE NATIONAL’: CBC’s “The National” plans to reveal its new anchors on Tuesday, giving viewers more insight into the direction it hopes to take with its flagship news program. The announcement comes after the public broadcaster said that it is revamping the format of the hour-long nightly news package. Among the changes, CBC News has already confirmed it will put more than one host in the anchor seat as it looks to appeal to a younger and more diverse audience. Veteran broadcaster Peter Mansbridge stepped down from “The National” earlier this month after nearly 30 years as an anchor and chief correspondent. CBC has been scouting candidates from within and outside the organization in recent months, leading to speculation over who could take one of the broadcaster’s most coveted jobs. On the list of expected favourites are CBC veterans like Ian Hanomansing and Rosemary Barton, while other viewers have suggested foreign correspondent Adrienne Arsenault as a potential contender. The revamped edition of “The National” is slated to debut in mid-October.last_img read more

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Indigenous restaurant in Toronto ignites debate over ethics of seal meat

first_imgTORONTO – There are many dishes on the menu at Kukum Kitchen that reflect chef Joseph Shawana’s upbringing on the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Reserve on Manitoulin Island, but one in particular has attracted a great deal of controversy: seal tartare.An online petition launched last week called for the Toronto restaurant to remove seal meat from its menu, stating that “seal slaughters are very violent, horrific, traumatizing and unnecessary.”The petition has attracted over 4,500 digital signatures from around the world and prompted a slew of one-star reviews for the restaurant on Facebook and Yelp.Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist Aylan Couchie launched a counter-petition in response, which has been shared by musician Tanya Tagaq and has nearly matched the support of the original campaign.Lenore Newman, the Canada Research Chair for Food Security and Environment and author of “Speaking in Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey,” considers some of the practices in raising chicken and pork for consumption to be far more cruel — and far more common — than the seal hunt.“Even if (the original petition) is well-intentioned, there are literally thousands of restaurants in Toronto that serve meat that is produced in much worse ways,” says Newman, adding that seal meat is an easy target for criticism because its roots are Inuit.“I do think there is some underlying racism in our culture around other people’s food. In Canada we have this huge history of oppressing Indigenous cuisine, and telling Indigenous people how they should be eating.“Controlling people’s food is about controlling them.”The practice of hunting seal, whether for meat or fur, has been controversial for years. High-profile animal rights advocates including Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney and Morrissey have criticized Canada’s seal hunt and imports of seal products are banned in the United States and the European Union.Defenders of the seal hunt cite its economic and cultural significance, particularly in Inuit communities.The author of the original petition, whose name is no longer attached but who has been identified elsewhere as “Jennifer,” said she was not singling out any specific cultural practice.“Although this is an Indigenous restaurant, the seal meat comes from a commercial company called SeaDNA therefore has nothing to do with the Indigenous hunt,” she wrote online.In her counter-petition, Couchie wrote that she disagreed with that assessment.“After reading our emailed concerns, Jennifer’s response was to assure us that she is ‘not anti-Indigenous’ and stated that, ‘the slaughter of any being is wrong’ — which begs the question: Why is Jennifer N. targeting an Indigenous restaurant when there are literally hundreds of restaurants in Toronto that serve meat?”Seal hunting advocates say that like any other commercial meat trade, the practice can be done ethically. In a statement shared by Couchie on Twitter, Shawana said he spent months researching seal meat suppliers before settling on SeaDNA.“As an avid hunter I was taught at a very young age to respect the animals as a whole,” Shawana said.He did not immediately respond to an interview request on Thursday.Jonas Gilbart, a sales representative for SeaDNA, says the company follows a sustainable model and uses methods that are more humane than the ones used by commercial slaughterhouses.“Without sustainability, we don’t have an industry,” Gilbart says.Seal hunting is heavily regulated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Gilbart estimates that last year, SeaDNA only harvested about 17 per cent of the quota set by the government.“We don’t harvest without knowing that we can actually utilize the animal,” he says.Like Newman, he thinks there’s some degree of hypocrisy in animal rights advocates who protest the seal hunt rather than factory-farmed chickens or industrial abattoirs.“If (seals) weren’t cute, we would probably have a much easier job.”last_img read more

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Regulation amendment clarifies new ICBC benefits and timelines

first_imgpeople who are injured in motor vehicle accidents on or after April 1, 2019, are eligible for increased limits in disability benefits, funeral expenses and death benefits;people can also receive increased medical and rehabilitation benefits starting April 1, 2019, even if their injuries were sustained before that date, and they can recover costs for necessary medication.The amendments establish a 60-day time limit for people to submit receipts for medical care or rehabilitation expenses to ICBC.Previously, people had up to two years to submit their expenses to ICBC.The auto insurer says the long limitation period made it difficult for them to determine if expenses were reasonable and necessary when they were incurred. This left people at risk of spending significant amounts of money on expenses that could be ineligible for reimbursement.According to ICBC, the new limit gives people a reasonable amount of time to submit their receipts while ensuring ICBC receives the information it needs to accurately assess the severity of claims, provide additional supports to injured people as needed and better forecast future costs.Exceptions may be allowed in cases where people cannot meet the deadline due to the nature of their injuries or other factors. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Attorney General is making amendments to the Insurance Vehicle Regulation to clarify changes to ICBC benefits and processes that come into effect on April 1, 2019.According to ICBC, these changes will better protect those who are injured in motor vehicle collisions.The amended regulation states:last_img read more

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Cyclone Fani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: IMD

first_imgNew Delhi: Cyclone ‘Fani’ intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ on Monday evening and is headed towards the Odisha coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.It could take a shape of an ‘extremely severe cyclone’ by Wednesday, prompting the government to put the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard on high alert, officials said. In its 9 pm bulletin, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said the storm currently lays about 620 km east-northeast of the Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, 770 km east-southeast of Chennai and 900 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ (pronounced as Foni) over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 16 kilometres per hour in last six hours, intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. “It is very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 evening and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards towards the Odisha coast,” the bulletin said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), the country’s top body to deal with emergency situation, Monday took stock of the situation arising out of cyclone ‘Fani’ and assured the state governments concerned of all assistance from the central government to face the storm. The NDRF and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and the fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea as cyclone ‘Fani’ is expected to intensify into a ‘very severe storm’ by Tuesday, the Home Ministry said. The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is 80-90 kilometres per hour with wind gusting up to 100 kmph. In case of an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could gain the speed of 195 kmph. Light to moderate rainfall at a few places is very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha on Thursday. The precipitation is likely to increase intensity with ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ at isolated places over coastal Odisha and adjoining districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh from Thursday. Light to moderate rainfall is expected at many places. Downpour at isolated places is also very likely to start over coastal districts of West Bengal from Friday, the IMD said. The NCMC met here under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and took stock of the situation. Chief secretaries, principal secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal attended the meeting through video conference. Senior officers from the central ministries and agencies concerned also attended the meeting. The NDRF and the Indian Coast Guard are coordinating with the state governments. The home ministry has assured the state governments to release in advance the first instalment of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), as per their request, a Home Ministry statement said. During the meeting, officers of all the state governments concerned confirmed their full preparedness to deal with any emerging situation arising out of the cyclonic storm. Further, the state government highlighted that there is a seasonal ban on fishing in sea up to June 14 due to breeding season. The state governments were advised to effectively enforce this ban According to the IMD, the cyclone’s landfall over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is ruled out. However, the possibility of landfall in Odisha is under continuous watch. Regular warnings have been issued since April 25 to fishermen not to venture into the sea and asking those at sea to return to the coast. The IMD has been issuing three hourly bulletins with latest forecast to all the states concerned. The Home Ministry is also in continuous touch with the state governments and the central agencies concerned, the statement said. The NCMC meeting followed directions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is closely monitoring the situation. The NCMC will meet again Tuesday to take stock of the situation.last_img read more

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Morocco Attends African Union Summit, Clarifies Position on Polisario

Rabat – The 12th Summit of Heads of State of the African Union (AU) took place in Niamey, the capital of Niger, on July 7. During the summit, which was dedicated to the launch of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita addressed the dichotomy surrounding Polisario’s membership in the AU.Having signed the act establishing the AfCFTA, Bourita explained that Morocco’s signature and ratification of  the agreement must be seen as separate from its stance on the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Democratic Republic (SADR). He stated that Morocco’s signature “cannot be interpreted as an acknowledgment of a situation, a fact, or an entity it does not recognize and threatens the country’s territorial integrity and national unity.”Historically, Morocco has rejected any mediation of the AU on the issue of Western Sahara, specifying that the file should be dealt with solely by the UN. At the AU’s 29th Summit in Addis Ababa, Bourita told the AU, “We are more in a United Nations type of discourse which finally respects international legitimacy.”“Morocco acts according to clear principles when it comes to differentiating between membership in an organization and the recognition of its members which Morocco may not recognize,” Bourita added in a veiled reference to Morocco’s reintegration in the AU in January 2017 despite Polisario’s leader joining the Union.A contradiction in terms The minister then addressed the contradictory nature of Polisario’s membership of a trade zone, calling the situation an aberration. Bourita asked the assembled heads of state how “an entity that has no territory could belong to a free trade area.” “If this entity is to trade from Tindouf, it will be considered internal trade in another country of the AU, which is Algeria,” he explained.“With what currency will this entity trade?” he continued, affirming that “if this trade will take place, it will be in Algerian currency.”According to Mr. Bourita, this state of affairs is all the more “aberrant” as the cornerstones of the AfCFTA are the Regional Economic Communities (RECs). RECs are considered the building blocks of the African Union within the continental integration process. They represent regional groupings of African States each lead by a Head of State or Government on a rotational basis.  Currently the African Union recognizes 8 RECs from the 5 geographical regions of the continent. Among them the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) which includes Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.“Look among the members of the African Union, which is the entity that does not belong to any regional economic community and you will understand the aberration,” concluded Mr. Bourita.The newly ratified AfCFTA is a flagship project (among 14 projects) of AU’ s Agenda 2063 launched in 2013.The launch of the AfCFTA follows the coming into force of the trade area on May 30. As of today, July 08, 54 out of the 55 African Union Member States have signed the treaty establishing the AfCFTA  and 27 of them have ratified it.The AfCFTA aims to progressively reduce and eliminate customs duties and non-tariff barriers on goods. The goal is for 90% of products to have a zero duty across the continent. read more

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Dozens of additional UN Police start work in Haiti to help local

The 120 officers from Chile and France represent the first batch of about 1,500 extra police authorized by the Security Council last month to assist the Haitian National Police (HNP) carry out its work. The Council also called for 2,000 more troops.In total, about 500 police officers are expected to have arrived in Haiti by the end of this month, with Spain, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Italy and Israel each supplying staff.One of the top priorities of the additional police officers is to prevent public unrest, Acting UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler told the UN News Centre.The situation in Haiti is calm, she said, but “it”s good to have these groups on the ground for security and visibility,” especially as the rainy season approaches.Member States have been very quick to respond and “are doing their best to support in whatever way they can,” be it by sending police officers or supplying equipment.Colin Farquhar, a police adviser for Canada, another contributor to UN Police (UNPOL) in Haiti, praised the leadership of Ms. Orler since the disaster and said the UN was working closely with Member States on this issue.Hours after the quake struck Haiti on 12 January, UNPOL sprang into action to assist the HNP, which lost dozens of officers in the disaster, carry out patrols on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince.The main function of UNPOL is to deal with crises, Ms. Orler said, and “we have tried to support [the HNP] in every possible way.”A Jordanian Formed Police Unit (FPU) – comprising police officers trained in dealing with high-risk operations – serving with UNPOL has handed over its camp site to the HNP, whose headquarters were destroyed in the disaster that has killed an estimated 200,000 people and left 2 million others in need of assistance.Immediately after the quake, the UN rushed to identify the most urgent needs for the Haitian police, including riot control equipment and new uniforms in the wake of a prison break in the capital, during which thousands of criminals escaped, some with HNP attire.The world body also dispatched senior police officials and a 12-member Standing Police Capacity (SPC) team, tasked with providing immediate start-up capability on the ground and with providing rapid support, advice and assistance.UNPOL serving in Haiti are mandated to help monitor, restructure and reform the HNP, and its main current tasks are ensuring public safety and to facilitate the distribution of urgently-needed humanitarian aid.Despite the scale of the disaster in Haiti, which was already the Western Hemisphere”s poorest nation before the earthquake, its police force will not be rebuilding from scratch, Ms. Orler emphasized.“What was destroyed was equipment,” not human capital, she stressed, pointing out how this was demonstrated by the speed at which patrols resumed after the disaster. UNPOL is also forging ahead with police training, with the next batch of Haitian officers set to undergo instruction in two weeks.With the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, unable to supply food or accommodation for new police officers, at present, any new units that are deployed must be self-sustained, which FPUs are, Ms. Orler noted. 5 February 2010More than 100 additional United Nations police officers are already on the ground to help Haiti, which was devastated by a massive earthquake last month, following a call by the Security Council for extra forces to support the beleaguered Caribbean nation. read more

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Creator of Beware of Jews sign says it was art after it

first_imgDespicable, nasty behaviour that has absolutely no place in our community https://t.co/TtlUfsVJO7— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 14, 2017 “You have to think about the people you are talking about and the type of message and type of meaning it would have for them.” Barry Bard, Shomrim’s operational supervisor in Stamford Hill, said the incident was the first known sighting of such a sign, which had caused alarm in the local community due to its meticulous planning.He said: “The people of Stamford Hill are very sadly used to instances of anti-Semitic hate crime, but most of those times it will be verbal abuse or even assault.”A lot of the time it will be more of a person-to-person kind of thing, or graffiti, which is more unprofessional.”The person who planned (this sign) has obviously gone to an effort to cause alarm and distress to local people.”Labour’s MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, said the incident amounted to “despicable, nasty behaviour that has absolutely no place in our community”.Hackney Council is expected to remove the sign on Wednesday morning. The creator of an antisemitic sign has said it was “art” after a Jewish neighbourhood watch group reported the road sign which appears to warn “beware of Jews” to the police.The sign, which appears to depict the silhouette of an orthodox Jewish man wearing a traditional Fedora hat, was found just 200 yards from a nearby synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London, on Tuesday.Freelance photographer Franck Allais apologised for his creation, claiming the red, triangular sign depicting the silhouette of a Jewish man was not meant to cause offence.It was spotted by a member of a local Jewish neighbourhood group, Shomrim N E London, which then reported it to Hackney Police.Diane Abbott, shadow home secretary and MP for Hackney North, denounced the sign as “disgusting” and “unacceptable”. The artist’s contrition was welcomed by one rabbi, but he was condemned for a “lack of sensitivity and knowledge”.”It was a project about crossing the road,” Franck Allais told The Guardian.”How everyone is different, everyone has an identity. There is not only one sign in the street. I put more signs up in the street, but only this one got noticed. I am sorry for any offence caused.”Rabbi Herschel Gluck, president of Shomrim, told the Press Association: “I’m very pleased that he has apologised but rather surprised at his lack of sensitivity and knowledge that a sign like this could prove to be offensive.”Especially with people who have been traumatised in recent history by similar signs barring them from professions and parks.center_img Disgusting. Unacceptable. https://t.co/uym6OisBsl— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) March 14, 2017 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.last_img read more

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Chaarat and Turkey mine contractor sign Tulkubash Kyzyltash JV agreement

first_imgChaarat has signed a binding term sheet to enter into a joint venture with Turkey-based mining and mine construction contractor Çiftay İnsaat Tahhüt ve Ticaret AS, to collaborate on the Tulkubash and Kyzyltash projects in the Kyrgyz Republic.Çiftay, a partner since 2017, which mobilised equipment to the Tulkubash site in the Chatkal Valley last year, will be appointed as construction and long-term mining contractor for the Tulkubash project, Chaarat said.The company has extensive experience as a mining and civil engineering contractor at multiple mine sites in Turkey including two major gold mines, according to Chaarat. Definitive agreements for the joint venture are expected to be concluded next quarter.Under the agreement, based on an agreed valuation of $252 million (post money) for the two assets, Çiftay will progressively invest $31.5 million for a 12.5% equity stake in Chaarat’s Tulkubash and Kyzyltash assets.Chaarat said: “Çiftay’s investment provides a significant amount of the required equity for the Tulkubash project. Total capital expenditure for the project is between $120-$130 million and, after the Çiftay equity investment, the vast majority of the remaining capital expenditure is expected to be debt funded, thus avoiding substantial dilution to Chaarat’s shareholders.”Chaarat is in the process of securing the remaining project financing which is targeted to close in the September quarter of 2019. Çiftay will commence earthworks in anticipation of this, negotiated at “arms-length rates”, which represent an improvement to the terms indicated in the 2018 feasibility study, Chaarat said.Construction is ongoing at Tulkubash and the first gold production remains on schedule for 2021.The company continues to advance detailed engineering and has finalised several project components for immediate construction readiness, it said. Çiftay has earthworks equipment at the mine site and constructed a temporary construction camp this winter to be ready for an early spring start to major earthworks.Chaarat said: “The recent resource update continues to suggest the emergence of a significant new gold district.”An updated feasibility study for Tulkubash will be published in the June quarter, but a previous study from April indicated a 95,200 oz/y mine operating at an all-in sustaining cost of $831/oz could be built for $132 million of upfront capital. This was based on a 500,000 oz reserve comprising 16 Mt at 0.91 g/t Au and 1.13 g/t Ag.last_img read more

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Wisla Plock sign Gilberto Duarte

gilberto duarteOrlen Wisla Plock Portuguese left back Gilberto Duarte is new member of Polish runners-up Orlen Wisla Plock.  The 26-years old shooter coming from FC Porto, where he spent nine years of his proffesional carreer. He will certainly be a useful addition to the Piotr Przybecki squad, which got a new profile for the upcoming season after era of Manolo Cadenas.Duarte signed three-years contract.Wisla already signed brothers Gebala, Maciej and Tomasz, Croatian guys, right back Sime Ivic and left wing Lovro Mihic… ← Previous Story Qatar VS Poland 2:0 in Doha Next Story → Generation 1996 starts on Thursday at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 read more

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Trump to Theresa A free and independent Britain is a blessing to

first_img As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 15,628 Views You’re going to be able to make free trade deals without having somebody watching you and what you are doing.Both leaders said they would work to strengthen US and British commercial ties, with May hoping that a swift trade deal with Washington will mitigate the effects of Brexit.May added that Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.Read: Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterdayRead: Donald Trump is getting serious about his border wall. Could it actually happen? Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trump to Theresa: ‘A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world’ Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year. By Gráinne Ní Aodha I think when it irons out, you’re going to have your own identity, and you are going to have the people that you want in your country. Jan 27th 2017, 6:51 PM center_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images Image: PA Wire/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3209899 79 Comments Short URL US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has played down speculation that he is about to lift sanctions on Russia, as British Prime Minister Theresa May said they should continue.When asked by reporters whether he was planning to release Russia from sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine, Trump said: “It’s very early to be talking about that.”May, at a joint White House news conference, said Britain believes sanctions should continue until Russia upholds its end of the international Minsk Agreement drawn up to end the conflict.The world leaders met today to renew what the new US leader described as the “most special relationship” between their nations. Source: Stefan Rousseau/AP ImagesTrump reiterated his support for Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, declaring: “A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world.” Friday 27 Jan 2017, 6:51 PMlast_img read more

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Adam Savage Talks To Us About Taking A Deep Dive Into Science

first_img Syfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsRevisiting ‘Passions,’ the Craziest Soap Opera Ever Stay on target Adam Savage is a busy guy. Far busier than you might think for a guy who likes to tell people that he’s unemployed. Between spreading his love of making over at Tested, touring coast to coast to prove science is awesome, and shooting a cameo for The Expanse, Adam found time to record a series of podcasts for SYFY.It’s the network’s 25th anniversary this month, and a major milestone like that needs to be celebrated. Here’s a pretty good way to do that: sit Adam Savage down with 15 people who have shaped science fiction (and continue to shape it) into what it is today… and what the future of this genre might look like.SYFY lined up some amazing guests, including the legendary Frank Oz, DC Fontana, Neil Gaiman, and David X. Cohen. I was lucky enough to chat with Adam about the series — and his take on sci-fi.Where did the idea for the podcast come from? Is it something you’d been wanting to do? Did SYFY come to you about doing this?The answer is “both.” SYFY did come to me with the idea of doing this, they wanted 15 interviews to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Talking to some of the innovators that helped build this genre to what it is today, the people making it what it is currently, and, you know, what the future of this genre might look like.I love interviewing people. It’s not my normal gig, it’s outside my wheelhouse, so I find it both terrifying and exhilarating. And because I’m not always super comfortable doing it I seek to do it as often as possible. It expands me to do it, and I love the process of finding that genuine conversation… even if it’s someone I don’t know… and finding that common ground to talk about stuff.Award-winning author Neil GaimanWhat makes this podcast different than what you do over at Tested?If you leave me to my own devices to interview any random person, it turns out that I always want to talk about the same thing… which is how do you build a large aesthetic and creative enterprise and run it with integrity? So I’m interested in that from everybody from Jeff Bezos to Guillermo Del Toro to, you know… a chocolatier. I’m fascinated by the infrastructure of creativity. It’s a constant conversation in my head, and I like that free-ranging conversation.SYFY [gave me] a much more specific task here, which was, over 15 interviews, to take a deep look at a very specific set of genres — science fiction, horror, fantasy — in books, television, and movies, and how they really affected our culture.In some ways that makes it a lot easier, because you have a very specific field to cover. And yet, throughout these interviews we ranged very far and wide. It’s absolutely delightful to hear Neil Gaiman tell stories about his first meeting with someone like Alan Moore and how that affected the way he writes and the way he interacts with fans.Puppeteer, actor, and filmmaker Frank OzAre there moments where you let yourself slip into being a fan during the process?In the actual interview […] I’m a pro, and yes, it’s totally surreal. You know, Frank Oz is actually a friend of mine, and yet it’s still hard for me not to geek out when he makes a Yoda joke at dinner.You’ve worked with both Doug Chiang and John Knoll on the Star Wars prequels. Sitting down with them again must have been a lot of fun?Absolutely delightful. I spent five and a half years at Industrial Light and Magic, from the late 90s to the early 00s and the professional and the personal interactions I had with both John Knoll and Doug Chiang were super rewarding, and the projects we worked on were so much fun. It was delightful to come back to it from the perspective of distance and talk through the passions and pitfalls of the stories that they’ve been telling.And also… they’re both deep geeks. You know, that was also the other lovely thing. I don’t necessarily think that geek or nerd is a marginalized community anymore. I think you scratch the surface of anyone, you’re going to find weird passions and strange proclivities, and I love talking about those. In the case of this podcast, you know… it was always coming back to the genre. The science fiction, the fantasy, the horror.Your interview “mission,” does that come from the environment you grew up in… with your father being an artist?Yes, you’re absolutely right. And it comes from having made Mythbusters for 14 years. It’s hard work to scale up creativity. It’s hard work to do it alone. It’s hard work to be in a shop and try and make a piece of art that has honesty in and of itself when you’re all alone, and it’s you and the canvas. Or it’s you and the workbench.But to gather ten people, or in MythBusters’ case 20 people to make a television show, or in the case of a movie 150 people who spend a year making something… scaling up is very difficult. And yeah, watching my dad navigate in his career and the ways in which he did it well and the ways he didn’t — the ways in which I’ve done it well, the ways in which I haven’t — it’s a fascinating exploration to me.Because it feels like when something beautiful happens like Blade Runner with someone as brilliant as Ridley Scott at the helm and you realize he’s commandeering a team of hundreds of artisans — everybody from Sidney down to the person spraying paint on a taxi cab on the set — they’re all involved in telling a story. And when that story is a great story it’s an amazing occurrence.That echoes comments you’ve made before about model making, about the importance of every detail and the maker being able to tell the story about every one of those details.That’s exactly true. And in the same way that a CEO’s mission is to align the people in their company to the same goal, an artist’s job, a showrunner’s job, a director’s job, a writer’s job is to gather people to their cause and give them a singular vision. And yet that doesn’t work unless everybody is participating in that vision. And yeah, it requires storytellers all the way down.What was it that attracted you to science fiction as a young fan?I was born in the 60s, grew up in the 70s, came of age in the 80s… and I grew up on a steady diet of syndicated Mission: Impossible and and Star Trek and The Amazing Spider Man. Japanese monster movies and Hammer Films. And James Bond. And for me, the moment I saw Star Wars, it expanded what I thought was… I was going to say it expanded what I thought was possible, but it’s not like I was sitting there at ten years old and thinking “I want more sophisticated stories about a lived-in universe.”But when I saw Star Trek, I certainly fantasy role played with my friends as characters from Star Trek because of the cool ship they had… and they did cool stuff. But when I saw Star Wars I wanted to live in that world. Right away. The drive to be part of that creative universe that George Lucas created was so powerful, so immediate that… yeah, that really drew me in.And even after I have been a deep fan of really wonderfully realized visions of alternative worlds.DC Fontana, one of the creative forces behind Star TrekSo did that color the response you gave at SDCC, when John Hodgman asked you to if — to save humanity — you’d choose to wipe Star Trek or Star Wars from history? (he chose Star Trek)Let me explain the context of that answer… I’m at this panel with some of my favorite people in the world — Hodgman, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman, Orlando Jones, Charlie Jane Anders… and I get a question like that. I think to myself, I think like a producer. Not what is the true answer, what is the most interesting and provocative answer I can give to pump energy into this high-energy group and see what happens?So my answer, which was we should eliminate Star Trek because it gives people a utopic vision of the world is pretty much the opposite of what I think. And yet I have this affection for the dystopia of Star Wars that can never quite be matched by my passionate love of Star Trek. Because I agree with Star Trek’s mission of a positive and humanist view of humanity.In that context, I was trying to be “the villain that Gotham needed.”You were also once asked which would win, the Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise.I said I would take the Enterprise, right?You did, absolutely.Yeah, yeah… it’s like a battleship against a PT boat. And don’t get me wrong, there’s no place… if you could zap me into an alternate reality right now I would choose the Millennium Falcon hands down, right now. Again, as an aesthetic experience, as an emotional experience. If I had to survive, I would go to the Enterprise.Knowing that, and knowing that Adam is also a huge fan of Lego, I asked if he was pre-ordering himself the new 7,541 piece UCS Millennium Falcon. “Not only that, but I’m trying to figure out a way to make the build take less than three days with multiple people so that we can cover some sort of insane speed build on Tested.com, ” he told me.We’re looking forward to seeing that, and to binging on all 15 of his SYFY interviews. Check them out over on the SYFY website.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Northwest Pipe awards stock bonuses to executives

first_imgThe Northwest Pipe Co. board awarded stock bonuses last week to five executives with the Vancouver-based company.Scott Montross, president and CEO, was awarded 25,308 performance share units and 8,436 restricted stock units; Robin Gantt, senior vice president and chief financial officer was awarded 8,442 performance share units and 2,814 restricted stock units; William Smith, executive vice president, water transmission engineered products, was awarded 8,335 performance share units and 2,778 restricted stock units; Aaron Wilkins, vice president of finance and corporate controller was awarded 2,547 performance share units and 849 restricted stock units; and Miles Brittain, vice president of operations, water transmission engineered products was awarded 3,470 performance share units and 1,157 restricted stock units.The performance share units will be determined based on the performance level achieved, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The restricted stock units will vest in three equal installments Jan. 15; Jan. 15, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022, based on continued service with the company on that date.Northwest Pipe Co. shares closed at $24.71 Monday on Nasdaq. The board approved the bonuses on March 26.last_img read more

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Walker insisted that his departure helped Trippier

first_imgKyle Walker has spoken many times about his decision to leave Tottenham Hotspur but now, he also insisted that now, he can see how his decision has helped Kieran Trippier to get more playing time.Walker left Tottenham before the start of the season to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and he claimed that this transfer has helped Kieran Trippier to gain more playing time and become a regular member of the England national team squad.The former Spurs full-back spoke about Trippier as he said, according to Standard:“I thought about what I was wanting to do with my career.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Tripps [Kieran Trippier] was a great competitor at Spurs for me, but I wanted to give myself something new.“Going to City was the right step, working with the manager, him passing on some of the experience he’s gained from working with players.”“It’s good for Tripps to get regular football, and it’s good for me and, hopefully, England too.”last_img read more

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Guests take to TripAdvisor to comment on tourist shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, June 26th 2017 – Providenciales – TripAdvisor has been good to Turks and Caicos in the good times but with this latest incident of a shooting of a guest in Providenciales, the comments by visitors are reflecting badly on the country.  Guests, sounding off in a forum over the weekend say they are troubled about the reports in increases in crime against tourists and concerned that law enforcement appears unable to cope with the surge in violence.From suggestions that the British get directly involved, to rebuttals that the British are involved and not doing a good job; to thoughts that guests need to be more careful of what they do on vacation, to others saying they have never had any trouble, to one asking if the island is safe for her and her family as she has a holiday coming up to still more people expressing concern that the criminals appear to be outwitting authorities; the rapport is damaging to the healthy tourism industry being enjoyed by these islands. Tourist Board statistics showed a decline in guest arrivals for 2016 – both long stay and cruise ship passengers.  Last year, Beaches Resort owner, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart reported that their bookings were down 30% due to the crime surge on Grace Bay Beach.  And this year TCI dropped from being both the #1 beach and the #1 island on TripAdvisor.  While TCI Police report that crime is down, it is clear that the violence in crime is up and there are too many reports of frightening accounts against visitors including muggings, armed robberies on the beach, car jacking and yes, shootings of which there were at least two in 2017.  Today, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association plans to speak out and speak up on crime and tourism. #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TripAdvisorslast_img read more

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Supreme Court wont hear Seattle officer appeal

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t reconsider a jury’s decision that an off-duty Seattle police officer who was cut off in traffic violated a man’s rights by detaining him at gunpoint.The high court Monday refused to hear an appeal from officer Jonathan Chin, who was in plainclothes as he held at gunpoint three men who allegedly cut him off in traffic and ran a red light. One of the men eventually was tackled, subdued and restrained by several officers, sustaining a head abrasion that cost him $3,500 in medical bills.A jury cleared Chin of allegations that police used excessive force, but found the detention went on too long, violating civil rights. Chin argued that he had immunity but courts have ruled against him.Justices refused to hear his appeal.last_img read more

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Apple Card could launch in August report says

first_img • Boost Mobile See All $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X A closer look at the Apple Card credit card Now playing: Watch this: Apple iPhone XS Sprint 11 Photos $999 Post a comment reading • Apple Card could launch in August, report says 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mobile Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. You could have the Apple Card very soon. Screenshot by Katie Conner/CBS Interactive The Apple Card might be released as soon as the first half of August. The Cupertino, California company hasn’t said much about the credit card it’s creating with Goldman Sachs since its March reveal, but Bloomberg reported Friday that it’s weeks away.The report suggests the project is on schedule for the summer release date, Apple announced in March. iPhone owners will be able to sign up for the card via the Wallet app.Last month, a report said Apple expanded the Card’s beta test on iOS 12.4 and the upcoming iOS 13. $999 See It 4:02 See it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Tags Apple Apple Card FAQ: What you need to know Neither Apple nor Goldman Sachs immediately responded to requests for comment.The Apple Card offers 3% cash back for purchases made directly with Apple (including Apple Store purchases, iTunes, App Store and subscriptions), 2% via the virtual card in the Wallet app and 1% when using the physical titanium card. The Card has no fees, and cash back is delivered daily. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Share your voice See It Applelast_img read more

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Leroy B Dick Jr Murder Trial Next Week in Dillingham

first_imgLeroy Blair Dick, Jr., now 44, is expected to be tried on a first degree murder charge before a jury of peers at the Dillingham courthouse next week. Pending further delay, jury selection will begin Monday, November 3.Download AudioDick is accused of killing of Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole in Manokotak in March 2013.Leroy Dick Jr., at his arraignment on a first degree murder charge on March 20, 2013.“To be honest, I could say I’m guilty of the crime,” Dick told Magistrate Judge Monte Brice at his arraignment the day after the murder.Officer Madole, a retired minister, was described as a “friend” and “role model” to the Manokotak community, and was highly respected in the VPSO community. Madole had spent six years pastoring a church in Bethel in the early 2000s, and moved to Manokotak in 2011 as a VPSO. Governor Sean Parnell called the murder a “senseless and cruel act” and ordered all state flags lowered two days later in honor of Madole, who was the first VPSO killed in the line of duty since Ronald Zimin was shot in South Naknek in 1986. Tom Madole is survived by his wife Luan and two adult children.Madole’s death led to the passing of a bill in Alaska to allow VPSO’s to carry firearms. House Bill 199, sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham, passed the Alaska House and Senate unanimously. Governor Sean Parnell signed the bill into law last July in Naknek.VPSO Tom Madole was killed in the line of duty in Manokotak on March 19, 2013.(Credit Alaska State Troopers)Madole, unarmed, was killed on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Manokotak, after being shot several times with an assault rifle. Madole had gone to Leroy Dick’s house at about 4 p.m. after taking a report of a “possible suicidal person,” according to the trooper affidavit. Troopers said Madole realized he was in danger, and had tried to flee the scene after he heard Dick making threatening remarks and chambering a round into a rifle. When the investigating state troopers arrived from Dillingham shortly after the report of gunfire, they found Madole’s body about 20 paces from Dick’s doorstep.Dick was arrested that day and transported to the Dillingham jail. He was arraigned the following morning at the Dillingham courthouse, and initially refused legal counsel. A grand jury indicted Dick on the charge a week later.Attorney Jonathon Torres of the Public Defenders Agency is representing Dick. Judge Gregory Miller denied Torres’ December 2013 motion to change the venue out of the Dillingham court. A psychiatric report was filed in this past September.Gregg Olson of the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals is prosecuting the case. The state filed its intent to seek a mandatory sentence of 99 years in prison if Dick is convicted.Judge Miller will preside over the trial in Dillingham, which is scheduled to get underway Monday November 3. Two weeks have been calendared for the trial.last_img read more

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