She never said no to me once military cop tells his sexassault

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax-based military policeman facing a sexual assault charge says a female officer didn’t object at any point during sex he believes was consensual.Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre took the stand in his own defence Thursday at his military court martial hearing.MacIntyre has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge resulting from an alleged incident on Sept. 27, 2015, at a Glasgow, Scotland, hotel during a Royal Canadian Navy exercise.The complainant told the five-man military panel Monday that she told MacIntyre “No,” several times as she was forced to continually remove his hand from her lower extremities “10 to 15 times.”On Thursday, defence lawyer David Bright asked his client: “What if anything can you say about her saying ‘no, no, no’?”“She never said no to me once,” MacIntyre replied.Bright asked whether the woman said, “Stop, you are hurting me.”“She didn’t say that,” said MacIntyre.“What can you say as to your thoughts on whether (the complainant) was consenting to sex between the two of you?” Bright asked.“I thought she was consenting,” MacIntyre said. “She was consenting.”Bright asked whether the complainant was so drunk that she couldn’t consent.“Absolutely not … I thought she was consenting,” said MacIntyre.MacIntyre denied sneaking into the complainant’s hotel room. He repeated much of what he told police during a videotaped statement on June 28, 2016, that had been played in court on Wednesday.He said he knocked on the officer’s door while looking for a black jacket that contained his room key, identification, and close to $1,000 in Euros. He said he was panicked because he couldn’t find it at the restaurant where he and the complainant had been drinking earlier with other Forces members.MacIntyre said the officer let him in and he found the jacket which had been left near the bed earlier, after he and another female officer had escorted the complainant back to her room.He said he used the washroom and soon after ended up lying down with the complainant as they chatted.MacIntyre said they fell asleep for about two hours. He said they woke up close to each other and then took their clothes off before having sex.The female officer made a formal complaint in March of 2016. The woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, testified Monday she awoke to find MacIntyre in her bed and didn’t know how he had gotten into her room.She said she didn’t want to have sex, but he eventually penetrated her while she lay on her stomach. The complainant said she believes she “just froze.”In earlier testimony Thursday, the naval officer in immediate command of the unit said the female officer only offered a “partial recollection” of an alleged sexual assault, and did not want to proceed with charges.He said he met with the complainant and another officer who had been with her and MacIntyre earlier.“There was no firm recollection; they admitted that there was a large amount of alcohol consumed,” he said under questioning by Bright.The commander said he asked the female officer a number of times whether she wanted to proceed with a formal complaint and she said no because she didn’t want her husband to know about what happened.He said he did not approach MacIntyre about the allegation.“I wasn’t comfortable and because it was a partial recollection,” he said.He told the court that he formed no conclusion at the time as to MacIntyre’s guilt or innocence. Still, he ended up redeploying him because of the complainant’s obvious discomfort.He said she was looked withdrawn and wasn’t eating.The officer said he informed his superior officer, who supported his plan to send MacIntyre ahead of the small team to the next port of call.During cross examination, prosecutor Maj. Larry Langlois asked the witness what he meant by partial recollection.“The things she mentioned she was clear about — she had no hesitation about those things?” Langlois asked.“There was some I think,” the witness replied.“So the information you received was sufficient to take some action?” asked Langlois.“It was sufficient,” the commanding officer replied.The defence also presented a series of witnesses who testified to MacIntyre’s character, describing him as honest, trustworthy, and a good husband and father.MacIntyre is scheduled to be cross examined by the prosecution on Friday.last_img read more

27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Announced

first_imgGLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, has announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo.The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community.Among the nominees: Academy Award nominees Carol and The Danish Girl; Golden Globe nominee Grandma; Film Independent Spirit Award nominees Appropriate Behavior and Tangerine; FOX’s hit drama Empire and Netflix’s Sense8, Master of None, Orange Is the New Black, and Grace and Frankie; Amazon’s Transparent; HBO’s Bessie; ABC’s 20/20 for its groundbreaking Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner; E!‘s I Am Cait, TLC’s I Am Jazz, both reality programs headlined by transgender people; CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful; The New York Times for its “Transgender Today” series; ESPN’s SportsCenter; Essence Magazine; and Troye Sivan for his debut album Blue Neighbourhood.Spanish-language nominees include Ricky Martin for his new album A quien quiera escuchar. Also nominated was Telemundo morning show Un Nuevo Día, which received nominations for its interviews with Patricia Velásquez, the supermodel and actress who came out this year, and with transgender advocate Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen and his supportive mom, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Univision’s Al Punto was nominated for its story about transgender people in the military; and Univision.com for its article profiling couples instrumental to achieving marriage equality nationwide. CNN en Español earned six nominations for its coverage of LGBT issues. This year, GLAAD added Local Television Interview to its Spanish-language categories to recognize the increasing coverage of LGBT stories by local affiliates across the country.“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”For the first time in nearly a decade, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised exclusively on Logo in a one-hour special premiering in April 2016.“Logo is honored and proud to partner with GLAAD to celebrate the people and media who best represent the LGBT community,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1 and Logo Networks.GLAAD announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 27 nominations, broadcast networks garnered 18 nominations. Streaming services received seven nominations (compared to three last year). Netflix picked up five nominations, including its third for Orange Is the New Black. Other Netflix nominees include first-time nominations for Sense8, Grace and Frankie, Master of None, and Tig. Amazon Instant Video received its second nomination for Transparent and a Special Recognition nod for This is Me, the Emmy-nominated short films created by Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker.For a complete list of the nominees please visit: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees.The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 2, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2015.last_img read more

The Elders Warn Against US Russian Nuclear Strategy Escalation

first_imgThe Elders warned today that new nuclear doctrines and defence rhetoric from the United States and Russia risk a dangerous escalation of tensions that threaten the foundations of global multilateral security infrastructure.

They expressed their concern at the review of nuclear posture recently announced by the United States that raised the prospect of “low-yield” nuclear weapons and a possible nuclear strike in response to a non-nuclear threat.

The Elders also voiced their alarm at the claims in President Vladimir Putin’s state of the union address that Russia has developed a new array of nuclear weapons delivery systems designed to avoid detection.

More fundamentally, The Elders warned that provocative statements from the two sides weakened existing nuclear non-proliferation agreements, and the prospects for their renewal – and that this sends a dangerous signal to other nuclear powers and those with aspirations to secure nuclear weapons for themselves.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former United Nations Secretary-General, said:

”The United States and Russia have a particular responsibility as the world’s largest nuclear powers to work together to maintain and strengthen the arms control agreements that have obtained from before the end of the Cold War. Any political or strategic shifts that risk lowering the threshold for nuclear war are dangerously short-sighted, especially in the current climate of geopolitical tension.”

Martti Ahtisaari, Elder, Nobel Peace laureate and former President of Finland, added:

“The optimism many of us felt about the prospects for significant multilateral nuclear disarmament after the end of the Cold War has sadly faded in today’s era of mistrust and rivalry between the two main nuclear superpowers. But the need for responsible action to sustain and strengthen disarmament and arms control processes is greater than ever. I urge the leaders of Russia and the United States to work together in the common interests of peace and humanity.”last_img read more

Bell Media confirms it is laying off local radio and TV employees

first_imgCALGARY – Bell Media is laying off employees, including prominent on-air personalities, at radio and TV stations across Canada.However, the company won’t say how many, who or where.Unifor, the union representing on-air and broadcasting technicians at 17 CTV stations, estimates 50 jobs are being eliminated at Bell Media’s TV network alone in the latest round.It says CFTO sportscasters Joe Tilley and Lance Brown, along with on-air personalities such as BNN host Michael Kane and Ottawa CTV 2 hosts Melissa Lamb are among those affected. Unifor initially included former CTV Morning Live host Lianne Laing on the list but she later clarified that she left voluntarily.The union said the cuts mean the end of local sports broadcasts as of Dec. 27 at CTV’s flagship station CFTO in Toronto, a move it claims has already been made at CTV stations in Edmonton, Calgary, and Montreal.In an email sent Monday, Bell Media spokesman Matthew Garrow confirmed a union report that a number of employees were told last week their jobs would end due to a reorganization designed in part to address declines in advertising revenue.“Like other Canadian broadcasters, we are confronting rapid change in the media marketplace including new broadcast technologies and viewing options and fast-growing international competition,” he said.“As the media marketplace evolves, local radio and TV stations are facing significant declines in advertising, their only source of revenue. We need to reorganize and reduce costs to manage the impact.”Garrow said Bell is cutting its local sports presence but will continue to have sports in its local newscasts.“With respect to sports, I can confirm that we are phasing out specific sportscasts and anchors wholly dedicated to sports as an editorial decision to transition sports coverage in response to evolving viewer behaviour,” he said.Last January, Bell cited similar factors as it confirmed it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at 24 of its locations across Canada.Howard Law, director of Unifor’s media sector, said the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, the federal broadcasting regulator, must take partial blame for the cuts because it has been issuing five-year broadcast licence renewals without imposing strong conditions to ensure quality local news continues.“What the CRTC did not do, despite our urging, was to set regulations that enforced ‘quality’ over quantity, meaning that networks can continue to cut corners on staffing, actual news gathering, and allowing ‘talking heads’ current affairs shows to be called ‘news,’” he said in an email.Bell Media is a division of BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), Canada’s largest telecommunications company. It owns 30 local television stations and 105 licensed radio stations.Many media companies across Canada have been cutting staff to deal with increasing competition in advertising markets.Early this year, Rogers Media moved to trim its workforce by four per cent or 200 jobs, in a bid to improve efficiency.Newspaper chain Postmedia laid off 90 employees in January as part of a plan to cut $80 million in costs by mid-2017.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Lianne Laing was among those affected by the layoffs. Laing later clarified that she left voluntarily.last_img read more

Fighting ebbs in Darfur but banditry attacks on relief workers plague region

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said that despite wider calm in the region, opportunistic banditry continues in some areas in North Darfur, where the African Union says the population continues to be in need of humanitarian assistance.Meanwhile in South Darfur, banditry seemed to have decreased during the last week, but attacks and looting of trucks, including those belonging to the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were still being reported, as were incidents of harassment and detention of some NGO workers, the Mission said.The difficulties faced by relief workers in the south will be the focus of a meeting tomorrow of the Sub-Joint Implementation Mechanism on Human Rights and Protection, according to UNMIS.While tensions in the Jebel Moon area of West Darfur have decreased significantly, the UN Mission said its chief concern remained the influx of nomadic tribes from Chad into the areas bordering Sudan. read more

DR of Congo UN mission investigates use of police force against demonstrators

“The inquiry should establish whether the demonstrators constituted, by their number or their behaviour, a serious threat to public order,” MONUC said, explaining: “If that was not the case, the use of force by the CNP (Congolese National Police) was not justified.”A recent Security Council mission to the country warned of political deterioration in the country on the eve of the elections, which will be the first in the vast country in 45 years and the largest and most complex electoral-assistance mission ever undertaken by the UN, despite the fact that preparations for a successful poll are on course.MONUC noted that Congolese laws provide for the right to hold public demonstrations, and yesterday’s, having been duly announced, should not have been prohibited and repressed. read more

EHF CL Round 6 Presov miracle for the end of exciting weekend

EHF Champions LeagueHC Tatran PresovHSV HandballSlovak Handball ← Previous Story Norway won “Mobelringen Cup” Next Story → EHF CL (Round 6): Kadetten and Medvedi wins as a visitors After a big surprise in Barcelona, where Polish Vive Targi Kielce won a point against Barca 28:28, another team from Central Europe, Slovak, Tatran Presov draw with a favorite, HSV Hamburg 26:26 (13:15). In front of 3.800 their supporters, led by Antl, who scored 8 goals, Tatran took unexpected point, their first in this edition of EHF Champions League. Despite good result against HSV, Tatran is probably to far away from the fourth place and the battle for TOP 16 phase, same as Swedish Savehof.Montpellier with recovered Nikola Karabatić showing a huge step in form. French champions smash Danish KIF Kolding 40:25.MKB Vezsprem keept good form against Savehof 38:34 (17:15)Standing group B:1. Veszprem* 6-122. Montpellier 6-83. Hamburg 6-74. Kolding 6-65. Sävehof 6-26. Tatran Prešov 6-1 read more

Here are the five men vying for the Irish rugby captaincy

first_imgIRELAND COACH JOE SCHMIDT has told TheScore.ie he will decide upon his captain a week before the November Series.Ireland take on Samoa, Australia and New Zealand over consecutive weekends and are in desperate need of some big victories as they go into a 2014 Six Nations with games away to France and England.The names Paul O’Connell, Jamie Heaslip, Brian O’Driscoll and Peter O’Mahony have all been mentioned as a captaincy choice for Schmidt. The Kiwi, yesterday, added Rory Best’s name to that list.We asked three of our writers — Murray Kinsella, Sean Farrell and Pat McCarry — to argue the case of Ireland’s would-be captains.Paul O’ConnellPaul O’Connell is the best leader in Irish rugby and has been for almost a decade. Furthermore, he remains the premier lock in the country and will be an automatic choice for Ireland if he recovers full fitness. The 33-year-old was in superb form for the Lions before that cruel arm fracture in the first Test and still has a serious desire to play at the top level.While O’Connell has shied away from captaincy over the last two years, even stepping down from the Munster leadership in 2012, he is still the man teammates look to for inspiration and decision-making. He may not be a long-term choice, but Schmidt has stressed the need for Ireland to start winning immediately. Naming O’Connell as captain gives the new coach the best chance of doing that. MKBrian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell have a combined 210 Test caps for Ireland. INPHO/Billy SticklandBrian O’DriscollYou want fairytales? I’ll give you fairytales. Brian O’Driscoll races in for a try under the posts at the Stade de France on 15 March 2014 and seals Ireland’s second Grand Slam in five years. The legendary outside centre lifts the Six Nations trophy, sprays champagne and we get to see daughter Sadie taking shaky first steps across the un-frozen pitch to him him celebrate.O’Driscoll has long been a leader through his famous deeds and, if Lions teammate George North is anyone to go by, a leader through his words in training and on the pitch. Schmidt could not hope to find a more inspirational character and O’Driscoll is capable of the perfect ending, one year on from his axing in Oz. PMJamie HeaslipSchmidt may be planning a revolution in certain playing patters, but in terms of personnel, evolution will do just fine. He inherits a team with a captain who leads by example on the field, in the media and in training and retaining Heaslip as the skipper will help to limit the distractions which will inevitably surround not only an incoming coach, but an incoming style.Heaslip is a man Schmidt will know well, too, having coached him for the past three years, the Kiwi will be confident in knowing what the number eight will bring to the frame. SFPeter O’MahonyThe planning for  the next World Cup was chopped at the ankles when Declan Kidney’s Ireland slumped in the Six Nations. Kidney backed Heaslip as his captain to lead Ireland to RWC 2015 but Schmidt’s arrival should see him strike down a different path. That is where O’Mahony comes in. Captain Peter O’Mahony talks to referee Leighton Hodges during Ireland’s win over Canada. INPHO/Billy SticklandThe Cork native has been mooted as a future Irish captain since he was a teenager and has seamlessly taken on the role at Munster. Rob Penney believes he should have travelled to Australia as a Lion but O’Mahony contented himself with leading his country to two summer Test triumphs. PMRory BestIt’s Rory Best’s time. He has captained Ireland with distinction in the past, but only ever as a vice-captain stepping up and filling in for an injured Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll. The Ulster man remains Schmidt’s best option at hooker and only an injury would allow Sean Cronin, Damien Varley or Mike Sherry get a sniff.Placing the extra responsibility on his shoulders always tends to push his efforts in the loose up a level or two and his words and his set-piece efficiency could also be improved if it’s him calling the shots. SFYou do you want to lead Ireland in the November Series?Joe Schmidt: November Series will be a trial run for Ireland’s new captainKiss: Robbie Henshaw has every chance of becoming Ireland’s future 13last_img read more

PayPal propose une application Facebook pour envoyer de largent à ses amis

first_imgPayPal propose une application Facebook pour envoyer de l’argent à ses amisFacebook devient petit à petit le lieu incontournable de ses activités sociales. La preuve en est avec PayPal, qui permet d’envoyer de l’argent à ses amis via une application.On peut comparer aujourd’hui Facebook à une ville où il est possible de rencontrer ses amis, de discuter de n’importe quel sujet, d’écouter de la musique comme chez un disquaire ou encore jouer ensemble. Il manquait encore la mise en place d’un système de paiement, autre que les Facebook Credits utilisés dans les jeux comme FarmVille.À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planètePayPal vient de franchir cette ligne en lançant, selon ZDNet, une application spécifique pour le réseau social, baptisée “Send Money” (“Envoi d’argent”, en français) qui permet d’envoyer de l’argent directement sur le compte bancaire de l’un de ses amis. Réseau social oblige, vous pouvez agrémenter votre versement d’une carte contenant un message, une photo ou une vidéo et qui sera publiée sur le mur de votre contact.”Dans un monde de plus en plus orienté vers les médias sociaux, nous offrons à nos clients la souplesse d’envoyer leur argent à qui ils veulent, quand ils le veulent et pour n’importe quelle occasion”, explique PayPal dans son communiqué. Le système se veut, dans les faits, comme une alternative aux virements bancaires. Pour le moment disponible aux États-Unis, une transaction est gratuite entre comptes locaux mais PayPal facture une commission si ce virement est effectué à l’international. Actuellement 65 pays sont concernés.Le 20 novembre 2011 à 11:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam,” a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy.In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as well as the presidential proclamation imposing the ban, and concluded that it “second-guesses our nation’s dedication to religious freedom and tolerance.”The 4th Circuit is the second federal appeals court to rule against the ban. In December, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trump exceeded the scope of his authority with the latest ban.The 4th Circuit court upheld a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who issued an injunction barring enforcement of the ban against people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who have bona fide relationships with people in the U.S.The U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to hear the travel ban case in April. In December, the high court said the ban could be fully enforced while appeals made their way through the courts.last_img read more

Weather for the Bahamas

first_img Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 2, 2017 – Nassau – GENERAL SITUATION:  A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WILL SLOWLY SHIFT EASTWARDS TODAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT NOW ACROSS FLORIDA…SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG THE EAST COAST BEACHES TODAY…NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMASWEATHER:  PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH THE CHANCE OF A BRIEF PASSING SHOWER OR TWO THIS AFTERNOON…FAIR TONIGHT WITH INCREASING CLOUDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS LATE AS THE FRONT APPROACHES…WINDS: SOUTH-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS LATE…SEAS:  2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN…SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER:   A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW QUICK PASSING SHOWER THIS AFTERNOON…STAYING BREEZY TONIGHT…ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION…WINDS:EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS…AND GUSTY AT TIMES…SEAS:4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN…HIGHER IN GUSTS…DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE  84 °F      29 °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 72 °F      22 °CSUNSET: 6:13PM              SUNRISE: 6:31AM FRIMOONSET: 10:28PM       MOONRISE: 10:11AM FRILOW TIDE: 4:39PM           &             5:15AM                FRIHIGH TIDE: 10:55PM       &             11:13AM               FRIWEATHER OUTLOOK: 11:00 AM (FOR TOMORROW)…A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE BAHAMAS ON FRIDAY…WITH STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING BEHIND THE FRONT GENERATING STRONG BREEZES AND HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS INTO THE WEEKEND… Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

California leaders opposed to Sanctuary law meet with President Trump

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Donald Trump, Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — City and county officials from across the state who oppose California’s sanctuary-state law sat down with President Donald Trump Wednesday to voice their objections to the law, and they got a pep talk from the president who slammed the state for failing to crack down on illegal immigration.The officials, including San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, hailed from counties and cities that have taken stances against the law, some by joining or filing briefs in support of a Trump administration lawsuit challenging it.“Each of you has bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws,” Trump told the group gathered in Washington, D.C. “You’ve gone through a lot, too, although it’s becoming quite popular what you’re doing. A law that forces the release of illegal immigrant criminals, drug dealers, gang members and violent predators into your communities.“California’s law provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on Earth, like MS-13 gang members putting innocent men, women and children at the mercy of sadistic criminals,” Trump said.Trump lashed out in particular at the Los Angeles Police Department, saying the agency in January “arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico for drug possession.”“Instead of honoring the (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer, they set him free,” Trump said. “Just a few weeks later, he was arrested again, this time for murder. So they arrested him, they had him, they let him go … and he killed somebody. And it’s happening more and more.”Trump did not give specifics about the case.The president then listened as each of the officials attending the meeting praised the work his administration is doing to address illegal immigration and discussed their municipalities’ efforts to challenge the sanctuary state law.“The fact that we have this unsecured border is putting all of us at risk because we know that terrorists are coming in,” San Juan Capistrano City Councilwoman Pam Patterson said.Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar, whose city’s move to officially oppose the law sparked other conservative-leaning cities and municipalities to do the same, also hailed Trump’s efforts and went so far as to ask for help fending off a lawsuit by the ACLU.“Coming out first has a price to pay, and the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against us,” Edgar said. “You know, we would really appreciate any direct or indirect funding, any sort of fiscal help you could provide for us.”Trump assured Edgar that “we’re with you 100 percent” and said “if it’s at all possible” he would like to help the city fight the lawsuit.Los Alamitos in March approved an ordinance claiming an exemption from the sanctuary state law, which limits cooperation between local authorities and federal immigration officials.The ACLU sued, arguing the ordinance “authorizes local police officers and school officials, as well as other local officials, to disregard the terms of the Values Act and collaborate with immigration authorities. It is black-letter law that a locality cannot enact an ordinance that conflicts with state law — let alone one that, on its face, authorizes local officials toviolate state law. A local ordinance is preempted by state law, and therefore invalid, when it `duplicates, contradicts or enters an area fully occupied by general law, either expressly or by legislative implication.”’Responding to the meeting, Gov. Jerry Brown wrote on his Twitter page that Trump “is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan are also expected to attend the meeting, according to the White House.California leaders attending the meeting with Trump were:House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-BakersfieldAssemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake ElsinoreCouncilwoman Pam Patterson, of San Juan CapistranoMayor Troy Edgar, city of Los AlamitosMayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, BarstowMayor Natasha Johnson, Lake ElsinoreMayor Elaine Gennawey, Laguna NiguelMayor Crystal Ruiz, San JacintoMayor Sam Abed, EscondidoMayor Pro Tem Warren Kusumoto, Los AlamitosSheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus CountySheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno CountySupervisor Michelle Steel, Orange CountySupervisor Kristin Gaspar, San Diego CountyDeputy Sheriff Ray Grangoff, Orange CountyDistrict Attorney Stacey Montgomery, Lassen County KUSI Newsroom, May 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 2:34 PM Posted: May 16, 2018 California leaders opposed to Sanctuary law meet with President Trumplast_img

SD woman pleads guilty to smuggling drugs across USMexico border

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego woman pleaded guilty today to federal charges related to smuggling large quantities of drugs from Mexico into the United States, including more than 450,000 fentanyl pills.April Spring Kelly, 38, admitted in San Diego federal court that she smuggled the pills, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, through ports of entry in San Diego and Nogales, Arizona. The drugs were then moved to mid-level distributors in San Diego and Phoenix, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.The smuggling occurred between February and October of last year. She also attempted to smuggle drugs through the San Ysidro Port of Entry last Nov. 30, leading to her arrest with around 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 37 pounds of cocaine, and a dozen pounds of powdered fentanyl in her car, according to authorities.Kelly is slated to be sentenced Oct. 11 before U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino.“San Diego is the gateway for fentanyl to the rest of the country, and we are working aggressively to close that gate, one smuggler and one distributor at a time,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said. SD woman pleads guilty to smuggling drugs across U.S.-Mexico border Posted: July 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, July 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media

first_imgRockville, MD—B-to-b media company Access Intelligence announced today the acquisition of Red 7 Media, owner of Folio: Magazine and several other leading media brands. With the acquisition, AI strengthens its position in the media communications markets and will create a new division combining the Folio: and min brands. The new unit, AI’s media and event marketing group, will be led by Red 7 Media CEO Kerry Smith and his senior management team. Smith will continue in his role as president of the expanded Red 7 Media group and become a senior vice president of Access Intelligence.“The ability to round out our leading position in the consumer magazine market with Red 7’s events, online communities and a leading magazine while expanding into the dynamic events business is a truly exciting prospect for Access Intelligence, our employees and customers,” said Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence. Smith founded Red 7 Media in 2002 and grew the Norwalk, CT-based company into a market leader, attracting more than 7,000 executives and 500 sponsors to its events and more than 800,000 unique visitors to its Web sites.  Other Red 7 brands include Event Marketer, Event Design, Audience Development, Expo and Best Events. The Red 7 Media group will serve the media and events industries through conferences, consulting, magazines, newsletters and online communities. Together with AI’s positions in cable television programming, public relations, and digital graphics, this transaction, representing about a third of the company’s revenue, makes Access Intelligence a major voice in media communications.The acquisition marks Access Intelligence’s continued investment in high-performing properties with engaged audiences and best-in-class products and services. Smith noted that he has an existing relationship with Pazour through SISO—the Society of Independent Show Organizers—and through Veronis Suhler Stevenson, the media-industry private-equity firm that has investments in both companies. “Don’s team and ours share a vision for creating high-value business resources around market-leading brands. Integrating Red 7 Media into Access Intelligence will provide Red 7 with deep resources and capabilities that will enable us to accelerate our growth strategies and better serve our customers and employees,” he said. “I couldn’t think of a leader or company that would be a better fit for our brands, our vision, and our employees.”last_img read more

Buy four new Tile Mate trackers for 60 get a Google Home

first_img Amazon Gadgets Smart Home Video Games TV and Movies See It Best Buy Watch Google Home Mini’s new side touch function in action Mentioned Above Google Home Mini (Coral) Google Mini $29 $379 $29 Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $29 Tags See it See Itcenter_img CNET Just yesterday, while visiting my parents, I had a lightbulb moment: My mom needs a Tile. That’s because she often can’t remember where in the house she left her phone. But her keys are always parked on the key hook.I’ll come back to that after this important message: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy is offering a free Google Home Mini when you purchase a Tile Mate four-pack for $59.99. The Mini — available in your choice of four colors — is a $50 value. Update: I goofed! Best Buy’s page made it look like you could save $10 on the 4-pack and still get the Mini for free. Alas, the combination comes to $60, not $50. Still a great deal, but I do apologize for the error.See it at Best BuyI’ve long been a big fan of the Tile, and I especially like this newer version that has better range and a replaceable battery. In the aforementioned scenario, my mom just needs to double-press the Tile button and her phone will ring — even if it’s set to silent. Likewise, the phone can be used to locate the keychain.As for the Mini, everything you need to know can be found in CNET’s Google Home Mini review. It probably goes without saying that if yours is an Android-centric household, you’ll love the little smart speaker.And I love this deal. Get it while you can! 18 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Home Mini The Cheapskate Review • The Google Home Mini is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot News • Google pushes its Assistant in cars with Anker Roav Bolt Dell How To • Prime Day 2019 final hours: Best Target deals you can get right now See It Bonus deal: Game time! Thimbleweed Park is like X-Files meets Maniac Mansion, and in fact the game comes from the creators of the latter. It normally runs $9, but for a limited time, Epic Games is offering Thimbleweed Park for free.See it at Epic GamesAs with previous Epic giveaways, you’ll need an account and the company’s client software — both also free, of course.Bonus deal No. 2: It’s the 20-year anniversary of cult-classic movie Office Space, and I think it holds up pretty well. So, yeahhhh, I’m going to need you to go ahead and buy Office Space (HD) for $4.99, which is only a dollar more than the rental price. (It’s also available from Fandango for that price.)See it at AmazonFun fact: David Herman, who played Michael Bolton in the movie, also voices Mr. Frond on Bob’s Burgers. Looking for more trivia, history and more? Read Rolling Stone’s oral history of Office Space, then follow it up with The Ringer’s oral history of Office Space.Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a thousand more TPS reports to file.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Comments 0:33 Share your voicelast_img read more

Land OLakes Copernicus Project Humans arent the center of the food universe

first_img1:28 • See All Culture In the middle of a sprawling conference and festival like SXSW, Land O’Lakes is also one of many companies vying for the attention of folks looking for the next, large, colorful, interactive experience to duck into and maybe even snap some pics for Instagram.The Copernicus Project also let goers do things like see how they stack up in their perceptions of food issues. For example, they could take a small spool of yarn color-coded to their diet (vega, carnivore, omnivore, etc) and wrap it around pegs in order to indicate how much they think the average meal costs, or what the most pressing food challenge is: Scarcity? Food safety? Global hunger?And if attendees would consider adding bugs to their diet as a protein source, for example, they could have voted with a small yellow plastic ball.  Share your voice The Copernicus Project reminds SXSW attendees they’re not the center of the food universe.  Land O’Lakes At an interactive experience called The Copernicus Project by Land O’Lakes, South by Southwest festivalgoers got some food for thought.Tying art installations into topics like biodiversity and nanotechnology meant that attendees could stand inside a room with floor-to-ceiling LED screens to get facts about where our food comes from, or slide into a giant avocado ball pit while pretending to be a nanobot. “People learn when they touch things,” said Land O’Lakes CTO Teddy Bekele.The thinking behind the name of the installation, which ended Sunday night, comes from the idea that Nicolaus Copernicus said the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe. Similarly, Land O’Lakes wants folks to know humans aren’t the center of the food universe. Now playing: Watch this: reading • Land O’Lakes’ Copernicus Project: Humans aren’t the center of the food universe Mar 15 • LG ‘Snow White’ makes ice cream from capsules SXSW 2019 Mar 20 • Us review: Jordan Peele’s horror flick holds up a dark mirror to Get Out Tags Mar 19 • AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 Mar 15 • Men can now breastfeed SXSW 2019 0 Land O’Lakes’ Copernicus Project lets you get hands on… Post a commentlast_img read more

Clean and green drive

first_imgZaheerabad: Responding to the call of district administration officer Hanumanth Rao, locals and officials participated in clean and green programme at the tahsildar office. Deputy MRO Basava Raj, Srikanth Reddy, Dayakar and others participated in the programme.last_img

Where Are These Missing Nintendo Switch Games

first_img The agony and ecstasy of being a Nintendo fan is that since the company has such an incredible cast of characters and franchises they can’t all be equally serviced all the time, outside of Smash Bros. Sure you can always count on Mario and Zelda games. But part of the reason why surprise revivals of Punch-Out and Kid Icarus were so exciting was because of how long the wait was. And being in the middle of that hiatus sucks. Just ask F-Zero fans.The most recent Nintendo Direct had a bunch of cool announcements for classic Nintendo franchises coming to Switch, from Super Mario Maker 2 to Link’s Awakening to Fire Emblem Three Houses to Yoshi’s Crafted World. And while some other games with beloved pedigrees didn’t get airtime, most notably Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion 3 and the next generation of Pokemon, Nintendo is at least still saying those titles will all launch in 2019.However, other promised (or implied and rumored) Nintendo Switch games are still very much missing, and this Direct didn’t shed any more light on them. So where are they?Metroid Prime 4When Nintendo first announced Metroid Prime 4 back in 2017, fans of the fantastic first-person shooter take on Metroid finally thought their long decade of waiting was over at last. However, earlier this year Nintendo unfortunately revealed that development had not been going well and that the project was basically being rebooted from scratch now with original developers Retro Studios. So that’s an answer at least. But one question that remains is whether or not we’ll get an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy collection to tide us over while we wait again, and if so when?Bayonetta 3Bayonetta is kind of a pseudo-Nintendo franchise as this point after Nintendo published Bayonetta 2 and allowed the sex witch’s inclusion in the family friendly Smash Bros. series. The first two games are on Switch but in late 2017 we also learned a third entry would be coming exclusively to the system. We haven’t learned anything else though except for a confirmation the game still exists when Nintendo showed off a different PlatinumGames exclusive, Astral Chain, coming to Switch this August. Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto recently leaving the company also gives us pause.Shin Megami Tensei VWe’re still waiting for Persona 5 to be confirmed for Switch. But the next core entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which Persona is a spin-off of, was confirmed for the system all the way back in 2017. Later we even learned Shin Megami Tensei V would be coming to America. But we’ve still yet to really see anything concrete from this Unreal-powered Japanese role-playing game.Pikmin 4This is another shaky one because the only instances of Pikmin 4 being “confirmed” come from brief Nintendo PR statements clarifying offhand remarks from Shigeru Miyamoto about the game being worked on. Apparently it might have even been a Wii U game before surely moving over to Switch. And no we aren’t talking about Hey Pikmin on 3DS. Like Metroid Prime 4, rumors suggest this game has been internally rebooted, which is also why a Pikmin 3 port could arrive first.Retro Studios’ Other GameThe last game Retro Studios made was Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze back in 2013. The Texas team only started work on Metroid Prime 4 basically right now. So what were they doing in the years in-between? Even if things have been rocky over there and projects have been cancelled, which I believe, it would be wild if Retro Studios didn’t have a Switch game almost ready to go. Everyone thinks it’s that Star Fox racing game, including me, because it’s just too crazy for that rumor to be a big misunderstanding about Starlink. Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more

Senior bank official arrested for approving loan against fake docs

first_imgKolkata: Police arrested a senior official of a nationalised bank on charges of sanctioning loan against “fake documents” furnished by a borrower. Police said a complaint was lodged against the 52-year-old official, Om Prakash Ram, with the Bidhannagar East Police Station on December 30 in 2017. Based on the complaint, police had initiated a probe and preliminary investigation revealed that the document against which the loan was sanctioned was fake. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe is a resident of Haridevpur area. A police officer stated that some borrower showed fake documents to get a loan and the official, who was then the manager of the particular branch of the nationalised bank, sanctioned it. It was alleged that “the man being manager of the branch was instrumental to materialise the loan without proper verification”.Based on the allegations, police had initiated a case under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of Forgery for purpose of cheating (468 IPC), cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property (420 IPC) and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (34 IPC). Sources said the police questioned the person in this connection and he was arrested after discrepancies found in his statement.last_img read more

3 Reasons Tech Workers Are Fleeing Silicon Valley

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. The San Francisco Bay area is a popular place to call home, with its thriving industry and reputation as one of the happiest and healthiest places to live in the country. Yet a new report reveals that residents are leaving the Silicon Valley for more affordable places. Many of these departing residents are American-born technology professionals, who take their knowledge and expertise to other markets. While San Francisco and the Valley have no shortage of talented newcomers, the increase in workers looking for jobs in other areas has left many wondering what the region needs to change to keep them.The fact is it’s just too hard to live in the world’s center of technological innovation, so thousands of professionals are getting out. Here are a few of the biggest reasons why.Not enough affordable housing.Much has been written about housing shortages in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and it doesn’t look like the situation will greatly improve soon. Despite a bit of a tech contraction, unemployment is miniscule and hundreds of jobs are added each month to a region with an already severely limited housing supply. As a result, home prices are at all-time highs and furnished apartment rentals average nearly $3,500 a month for a unit in a moderately-priced part of San Francisco.For a young professional trying to start a family while launching a career, the high cost of living can make Silicon Valley an impossibility. There are some signs that this is getting slightly better. Facebook recently offered employees $10,000 to live closer to its Menlo Park headquarters. Mountain View recently voted in several pro-growth candidates and gave its thumbs up to building more than 10,000 new units of high density housing. San Francisco now has a record 62,000 housing units in its pipeline (although many are luxury units). All of this sounds good but probably won’t change the housing ecosystem all that much for several more years. It’s a rough environment for young entrepreneurs who are often told they must be in the Valley to be near the money and talent needed to launch and scale companies.Professionals can instead choose to relocate to Austin, Seattle and similar cities that have thriving tech industries. A similarly-sized furnished apartment in Austin costs only $1,300 a month, rising to just over $1,900 a month if professionals want to live in more expensive parts of town. This is in addition to less expensive utilities, groceries, restaurant prices and transportation.Related: 6 Global Alternative Cities to Silicon Valley to Start Your CompanyFamily life.San Francisco has an exciting nightlife, shopping and culture. All of these are things that appeal to young, single professionals as they begin their careers, as well as older single people who don’t plan on having children. However, families more often choose to live outside of the city, as proven by a 2012 report that San Francisco had the lowest percentage of children of any major metropolitan area. Finding a home suitable to raising children is one challenge, as is the cost of those homes. According to the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the percentage of children in the highest and lowest income brackets has grown, while middle-class families appear to to be raising their families elsewhere. Oakland and other East Bay locations have often been the immediate recipient of this migration.Tech hubs further afield are reaping the benefit of this migration as well. When it’s time to raise a family, Durham, North Carolina, and Huntsville, Alabama are both considered among the top cities for technology jobs and both have significantly lower costs of living than Silicon Valley. As professionals research opportunities in other areas of the U.S., they factor in the quality of schools, cost of homes and proximity of those homes to the areas where they’ll be working.Related: How to Launch a Thriving Startup Without the Silicon Valley HassleLess competition for jobs.All of the cost-of-living and lifestyle factors aside, one of the biggest benefits of leaving Silicon Valley for other tech hubs relates to the big fish, small pond theory. So much competition exists in Silicon Valley, it is difficult to stand out. In a smaller city with newer businesses, however, a Silicon Valley native may rise to the top of a pile of resumes, especially for those who choose cities that are considered emerging tech hubs, such as Denver or Miami.Related: 7 Surprising Ways Atlanta Competes With Silicon ValleyFor professionals interested in launching a new startup, these markets are especially attractive. Instead of toiling alongside the hundreds of other innovative new businesses scattered around Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs can launch their ideas in an area where there are fewer startups. Resources may not be stretched as thin in these areas, making it potentially easier for them to quickly scale their new businesses.Silicon Valley is an exceptional place to build a career, but it presents difficult challenges for even the toughest worker. However, with so many up-and-coming tech hubs in the U.S. and across the globe, professionals are realizing they are not limited to one region to be successful. As American-born tech workers leave the Valley faster than they arrive, this net loss is turning into gain for dozens of other regions. Ultimately, this is a good sign for the health of technology in the U.S. as a whole.  Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 22, 2016 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more