first_imgAPTN National NewsWINNIPEG-Charges against a Winnipeg hospital and an emergency room staff member are reportedly looming after a year-long police investigation into the death of Brian Sinclair, a wheelchair bound double-amputee Aboriginal man who died after spending 34 hours waiting to see a doctor.It is now up to Manitoba’s Crown attorney’s office to decide whether to go ahead with the charges, according to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press.Winnipeg police, however, issued a statement Wednesday morning denying the report. The police statement said the investigation had not yet been concluded.“This investigation has not been concluded and a report has not been forwarded to Manitoba Justice,” said the police statement.On Sept. 21, 2008, Sinclair, 45, was found dead in the emergency room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre from a bladder infection. All he needed was a catheter change and antibiotics to deal with the infection.An inquest has already been called in Sinclair’s death. Criminal charges would more than likely delay the start of that inquiry which has already been delayed due to the police investigation.Quoting a Manitoba justice source, the Winnipeg Free Press reported that police recommended a charge of criminal negligence causing death against an emergency room employee and a charge of failing to provide the necessities of life against the Health Sciences Centre.last_img read more

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“In this capacity, Mr. Serry will be the Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Quartet,” said UN spokesperson Michele Montas, referring to the diplomatic grouping which brings together the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States. If approved as expected by the Security Council, Mr. Serry would succeed Michael Williams of the United Kingdom. The Dutch official brings to the job decades of experience, having served most recently as Ambassador to Ireland. Prior to that, he was Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Crisis Management and Operations at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, where among other functions he had informal contacts with Palestinian and Israeli security experts (including ex-IDF officers) on lessons learned by NATO in the Balkans. Earlier in his career, from 1986 to 1992, he was Head, Middle East Section/Director, Africa and Middle East Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at The Hague. In that capacity, he helped to conduct a pre-Oslo quiet diplomacy initiative to promote dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians. In the framework of the Netherlands European Community presidency, Mr. Serry participated in the events leading to the Middle East Peace Conference held in Madrid in November 1991. He has also published several articles on political and peacekeeping topics ranging from the Middle East to Eastern Europe. “The appointment of a new Special Coordinator comes at a critical juncture, as the Annapolis conference has created renewed momentum for peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” said Ms. Montas. “Mr. Serry will play a pivotal role in coordinating all United Nations activities related to the Middle East peace process and in representing the Secretary-General in all arenas involving the parties and the international community.” In a separate action, Ms. Montas also announced the appointment, in compliance with the provisions of a General Assembly resolution on the matter, of Vladimir Goryayev of the Russian Federation as Executive Director of the office of the UN Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The office of the UN Register of Damage, based in Vienna, is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly operating under the administrative authority of the Secretary-General.Mr. Goryayev currently serves as Director a.i. for the Asia and the Pacific Division in the Department of Political Affairs, which he joined in 1988. Prior to that, Mr. Goryayev worked with the Foreign Ministry in Moscow. In his new capacity, Mr. Goryayev will be responsible for overseeing and administrating the work of the office of the UN Register of Damage. As an ex-officio member of the Board of the Register of Damage, he will also be responsible for reviewing all the claim cases and presenting them to members of the Board for inclusion in the Register. 29 November 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced his intention to appoint Robert H. Serry of the Netherlands as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and his Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. read more

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first_imgBritain will send military helicopters to join a French campaign against Islamist extremists in Africa as London and Paris move to deepen cross-Channel defence ties, the Prime Minister is expected to announce later this week.RAF Chinooks have been offered to transport French troops in discussions ahead of a Franco-British summit on the military, security, space research and immigration.Talks at Sandhurst will see Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron agree closer cooperation on fighting al Qaeda linked militants “at source” in north Africa.The French president on Tuesday also said he will demand Mrs May take more responsibility for the refugee crisis as he vowed there would be no return of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.Around 4,000 French troops are waging a cross-border counter-terrorism campaign throughout the southern Sahara, with forces deployed to back local governments in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. 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. Exercise Griffin Strike, a joint military exercise between English and French forces, watched by the respective Defence Ministers of both countries. It is the largest joint exercise of the Combined Joint Expeditionary forces since the Suez Crisis. British Soldiers with their French counterparts during an inspection by Ministers. 21st April 2016 Mojave Mayhem A Royal Air Force Chinook, from RAF Odiham, inserts troops from 40 Commando Royal Marines onto a mountain peak in the Mojave Desert during Exercise Black Alligator. Exercise Black Alligator has demonstrated UK Defence interoperability between RAF Chinook Crews, Army Air Corps Apaches and Royal Marine ground troops, whilst working in demanding, austere conditions in the Californian desert. All three forces worked out of Camp Wilson, at United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Centre in Twenty Nine Palms. Discussion have included British offers to send Chinook helicopters to assist French military operationsCredit: SAC Nicholas Egan RAF/MOD Ben Barry, senior fellow for land warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the two were the only European nations to retain “combat cultures” and an appetite to take military action.center_img The French idea of creating a militarily capable European intervention force risks over-shadowing the EU’s recent new defence initiative, which saw 25 member states sign up to PESCO – or “permanently structured cooperation”.The size of the members represented German demands that PESCO should be “inclusive”, rather than militarily ambitious, contrary to French desires for Europe to actually be able to project force independently.The British have also lobbied the French hard to ensure that Brexit and PESCO does not shut UK defence contractors out of the European research and development market.“The French are sticklers for the rules at EU level, but outside that this week will show they are moving towards a much less Brussels-centric view of operations,” the source added. “The model is still nationally based and the French clearly value the contribution the UK can make.”Speaking in an aircraft hangar in Calais on Tuesday, Mr Macron said he would use the summit to demand Britain pay more to deal with the migrant crisis.He also attacked “certain organisations” for spreading “lies” – referring to volunteers and charities accused of encouraging migrants to enter Britain illegally, and of fabricating claims of police brutality against them.   Such groups were “far too great in number” and were “harmful to our collective effectiveness,” Mr Macron said. “In 48 hours, I will raise the issues of unaccompanied child migrants, police cooperation and the release of new funds,” he added. He said: “Of Europe’s largest military powers, only France and UK still seem to have the culture and capability for both expeditionary operations and to use lethal force.”The UK decision to provide extra support to France in the Sahel is seen by UK strategists as emblematic of France’s desire to create serious ‘European’ joint military capabilities – even if these are outside the orbit of the EU itself.The idea was first proposed by Mr Macron in his major speech on Europe at Sorbonne last September when the French president proposed a “European intervention initiative”, without providing much more than generalities.Inviting European armed forces to engage in deep exchange programmes, Mr Macron said that  Europe needs “to establish a common intervention force, a common defence budget and a common doctrine for action”.UK sources said it was now clear that the French vision for such a “European” force existed outside the Brussels institutions, opening the door to a much deeper strategic partnership after Brexit.“Macron is pragmatic and realises that Britain is the only nation that is prepared to do some of these things,” said one military source. Whitehall sources said Britain had offered the transport aircraft to make up for shortfalls in French helicopter numbers.RAF C-17 cargo planes helped transport French armoured vehicles to Mali in 2013 when the French first began their military campaign against Islamist rebels.Britain and France have stepped up joint exercises and exchange programmes since the Lancaster House agreement of 2010. French and British troops held a joint military exercise on Salisbury Plain in 2016Credit:David Roselast_img read more

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first_imgAriana Resources has announced that the Government of the Republic of Turkey has passed the revised Mining Law required for their Red Rabbit project to continue. The President of the Republic of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, yesterday signed the Bill providing for modifications to the Mining Law (numbered 5995) in to effect. The revisions to the Mining Law were earlier accepted and passed by Parliament on 10th June 2010. Following the approval and ratification of the Bill by the President, it has been published in the Official Gazette and has formally become law.Dr. Kerim Sener, Managing Director, commented, “The changes to the Mining Law are, in general, positive and provide for a more robust legislative framework for companies operating in the sector. Once the revised Mining Law is enforced, The Ministry of the Environment and Forestry will be in a position to issue new forestry permits to the company for the purposes of its ongoing exploration requirements. We welcome these changes as they provide a new level of clarity which will inevitably spur our activities. This is particularly significant given the development being planned on the Red Rabbit project.”last_img read more

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3.Veszprem8701224 : 19921 1.Vardar111010376 : 30831 8.Metalurg10217246 : 2497 7.Nexe9225238 : 2508 5.Celje Piv. Laško11605330 : 33618 ← Previous Story NEW COACH: Dragan Djukic leads Montenegro Next Story → Germans to find new coach – Prokop or Baur? 6.Gorenje Velenje10307266 : 2879 4.Meshkov Brest11623326 : 29720 9.Tatran Prešov10217265 : 3057 seha gazprom league 10.Izviđač CO111010312 : 3863 Celje Pivovarna Lasko have confirmed good form with another win over Izvidjac CO 42:33 (16:17) in SEHA Gazprom League. Although Bosnian champions have managed to take the first half it was not enough to bring down Slovenian powerhouse whose ‘run and gun’ style proved to be a bingo for the second half.Hosts have managed to open the match well grabbing 3-goal lead in the first half but unfortunately for their fans it was as far as they could go with Celje leveling it up before the halftime and in the end crushing their opponents in the second half with amazingly high tempo.Ziga Mlakar netted nine for winners, Gal Marguc added eight. On the other side, Ante Grbavac scored eight, while Josip Sarac netted seven.Tatran Presov and RK Nexe Nasice played 29:29.STANDINGS: 2.PPD Zagreb9711261 : 22722 read more

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first_imgUpdated: 3.24pmONE WOMAN HAS died and dozens more injured in a major road crash in West Yorkshire today, authorities confirmed.Motorists have been asked to avoid the M62 as police and emergency services attempt to deal with the two-vehicle collision.The lorry and the mini-bus crashed at about 11.30am today. It is understood the bus was carrying a group of local women to a hen party. Nineteen of the passengers received injuries, with six said to be serious, according to police.However, a spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said the injury list was greater.“At this time we can confirm that we have treated and transported 25 patients and are working in close partnership with hospitals in the area, including Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and Leeds General Infirmary.”Work is ongoing to free those who are still trapped in the wreckage. The air ambulance and a doctor have been on the scene.The driver of the lorry – also a local man – was arrested.Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 ‘near misses’ at level crossingslast_img read more

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first_imgSOCIAL PROTECTION MINISTER Joan Burton has indicated the Free Travel Scheme for pensioners will not be touched in the upcoming Budget.It follows the launch of a campaign by Age Action, the lobby group representing older people, yesterday, urging the Government not to meddle with the scheme.Currently, anyone over 65 is entitled to a pass entitling them to free public transport. However, a review of the scheme is currently under way.Asked by Pat Kenny on Newstalk today if there was a threat to the free travel scheme, Burton replied “absolutely none,” adding that there would be no change to the system.While, speaking yesterday, Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly also said he didn’t believe there would be changes.“As Minister for Public Transport it’s not something that’s even come on my radar to be honest,” he told reporters.I don’t imagine there’s going to be changes.Age Action Ireland’s Head of Advocacy Eamon Timmins said he welcomed Burton’s comments, but raised questions about the ongoing review.“Why are they reviewing it then? This would suggest the review is going to be ignored whatever it is,” Timmins told TheJournal.ie.“We would really would welcome it if there is no changes,” he said, adding that the Government was sending “confused” signals.Launching its campaign on the issue at Buswell’s Hotel yesterday morning, the lobby group said that any attempts to limit the scheme would be strongly opposed, and urged its members to contact their local TD or senator.The Free Travel Scheme was introduced by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, during his term as Finance Minister, in 1967.Read: The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin’s authorityRead: 80-year-old activist Margaretta D’Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protestlast_img read more

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first_img Share124 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3321618 75,799 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 101 Comments Blast victims lie near a subway train hit by a explosion at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesUpdated at 9.40pm RUSSIA OPENED A probe into a suspected “act of terror” today after 10 people were killed and dozens more injured in a blast that rocked the Saint Petersburg metro.Authorities shut down the metro system in Russia’s second city for several hours as security services said they had also defused a bomb at a second metro station.Russia’s Investigative Committee said it was probing an “act of terror” but added it would look into all other possible causes of the blast.Pictures screened on national television showed the door of a train carriage blown out, as bloodied bodies lay strewn on a station platform. Blast victims lie near a subway train hit by a explosion at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia. Source: AP/PA ImagesAbove ground, emergency services vehicles rushed to the scene at the Technological Institute metro station, a key transport hub in the city centre.Health minister Veronika Skvortsova said the blast had killed seven people on the spot, with three more succumbing to their injuries later.Thirty nine people were hospitalised, including a 15-year-old girl, Skvortsova said.Ireland’s Foreign Affair Minister Charlie Flanagan released a statement this evening saying that he was appalled to hear of the explosion today.“I was deeply saddened and appalled to hear of the explosion that took place today on the St. Petersburg metro,” Flanagan said.“I wish to offer the heartfelt condolences of the Irish people and the Government of Ireland to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who have been injured in the explosion.My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the Russian people at this difficult time.2nd device ‘neutralised’The blast occurred in a train carriage as it was travelling between the Technological Institute and Vosstaniya Square stations at 2:40pm local time (12.40 Irish time), said the spokesman of Russia’s anti-terrorist committee (NAK) Andrei Przhezdomsky.The NAK committee later confirmed security services had found another explosive device at the Vosstaniya Square metro station. This device did not explode and was immediately “neutralised”.The metro network in Saint Petersburg announced it was shutting down entirely after evacuating all passengers.It later said some lines had been reopened but there remained “only limited service on the two lines in the blast area”.The Moscow metro also tweeted that it was “taking additional security measures” as required by law in such situations.NAK said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that security was being stepped up at transportation hubs and crowded spots across the country.International condolencesSaint Petersburg announced three days of mourning in the city while President Vladimir Putin, who was holding a meeting nearby in his official Strelna presidential palace, offered “condolences” to those hurt in the blast and to the loved ones of those killed. Source: Dmitri LovetskyIn Washington US President Donald Trump described the blast as a “terrible thing.”“Happening all over the world, absolutely a terrible thing,” Trump said during an event at the White House.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini wrote on Twitter she was following developments “together with all EU foreign ministers” gathered for a meeting in Luxembourg.“Our thoughts are with all the people of Russia,” she wrote.It’s not the first time extremists have targeted Russia’s public transportation systems.In 2013, Russia was hit by twin suicide strikes that claimed 34 lives and raised alarm over security at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.A bombing at the main railway station of the southern city of Volgograd killed 18 people while a second strike hit a trolleybus, killing 16.A suicide raid on Moscow’s Domodedovo airport claimed by Islamic insurgents from the North Caucasus killed 37 people in January 2011.Russia has intervened militarily to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in September 2015, turning the tables on the battlefield just as rebel forces were strengthening their hold on key areas.Russian bombardments helped the regime retake rebel areas in the east of the northern city of Aleppo after four years of fighting.- © AFP, 2017 – with reporting from Cormac FitzgeraldRead: Michaela McAreavey case is not closed, says prosecutorRead: New laws are coming in to cut ‘food fraud’ and prevent another horsemeat scandal Short URL Terror investigation launched after 10 die in blast in St Petersburg underground system The system has been shut down and passengers are being evacuated from stations. Apr 3rd 2017, 9:39 PM Monday 3 Apr 2017, 9:39 PMlast_img read more

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first_imgAriston Greek School in Victoria will be hosting a Christmas Party on Monday 12 December at Kew High School. The students and principal of the school Helen Kalaboukas extend an invitation to parents, grandparents and friends to attend the show. The Christmas party is a journey into time as the students will be showcasing old Greek traditions and regional Greek Christmas carols throughout the day’s performance. The students have been preparing for this show all year alongside artistic director Chris Ioannides.For more information on the event contact Ariston Greek School on (03) 9561 4309 or email info@ariston.org.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This year marks the 60th anniversary from the day 900 Greek single women known as nyfes (brides) landed in Australia after leaving their homeland and embarking on their journey to Australia in a quest for a better future. Greek-born educator Peter Photakis is hosting a special commemorative event which will pay tribute to those women who left their families and homes to come to Australia on the promise of a new and better life. “We have scheduled a special event which will take place on Sunday 18 June at the Migration Museum of South Australia, and my aim is to reunite as many brides of 1957 as possible to share their migration stories and shed some more light on a post-World War II era that saw a stream of young women migrating to Australia to start their own families with their future husbands. Husbands whom they had never met before,” says Photakis who, together with his mother and two brothers, was also onboard the ship Begoña that arrived at Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay in 1957. “Although I was young, I have many fond memories of the journey and I distinctively remember wondering why there were so many young and beautiful women on Begoña. I actually thought those women were neraides and that’s what I used to call them until one day near the end of the journey, my mother told me that my neraides were brides, who were married via a photograph. That confused me even more,” recalls Photakis.The memory of those young women holding photos of their future husbands stayed with him for years. Photakis often wondered what had happened to them, and 42 years later he began his own research project in a quest to locate those brides. “I started by looking for the passenger list of the ship, which led me to the National Archives of Australia. I also visited their offices in Melbourne and actually held and read the ship’s logbook in my hands. The journey back in time had commenced.”During his research, Photakis found and met some of the brides and started documenting their stories in a book, so that each of their families could be reminded of the arduous journey they had made so many years ago. “Greeks, as migrants, are found in every corner of the world and have made a great contribution in their adopted countries. But we never forget our place of birth. The word diaspora means living away from your homeland. There are approximately 11 million people living in Greece and about five million in the diaspora. “Each bride will no doubt have good and bad memories of the odyssey they made so many years ago. Through my research, I have found that some of the brides in South Australia have met a few times and even had a 40th- and 50th- year reunion. “I would like the project to be successful because the alternative is that all these stories and information will be lost forever, and our future generations will never learn about their Greek heritage,” explains Photakis.Julian Stefani AM and Steve Georganas MP will be guest speakers at the event, while Peter Photakis will share his own migration story which started at the age of eight, when he left from the village of Sianna in Rhodes to come to Australia. “We will have the opportunity to hear directly from some of the nyfes about their adventures during their 30-day journey and their arrival in far-away Australia, where they finally got to meet their future husbands,” explains Photakis. “The first few years were really hard. A foreign country, a foreign people, and the whole world upside down for us young women who did not even know how to speak the language,” recalls Harikleia, one of the brides. “All I remember is everyone saying to me is that it will take time, but eventually, I will get used it. The years went by and Australia which started as our stepmother, then became our mother. Thank God for that!”last_img read more

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first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on target Normally, I might try to tease out exactly who I mean by “best villain” (completely ignoring that he’s probably in the feature image right above this sentence), but you already know who I’m talking about. The Flash only has one Best Villain and his name is Gorilla Grodd.That’s right; he’s back. During The CW’s presentation at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg announced that episode’s 13 and 14 of the current season would take us to Gorilla City, according to TV Line. This being The Flash, it should be a given that multiple universes are involved. If you remember the last time we saw Grodd, Barry knocked him through a portal to Earth-2, where he finds Gorilla City. Whatever happens in the upcoming episodes will likely bring the psychic apes back to Earth-1And yes, there’s more than one psychic ape. The Gorilla City two-parter will introduce Solovar, a second psychic ape who, in the comics, is the leader of Gorilla City. Solovar has grown the city into a technological power, and his reign is pretty much unchallenged. Or it would be if it weren’t for Grodd who has tried (and succeeded) to take it over. We’ll see how much of this story makes it into the TV show when it airs in late February.Gorilla City in The Flash episode “Gorilla Warfare.” (Via CW)Solovar will be voiced by Keith David, an actor you’ve almost certainly seen before. He’s been working since 1979 and has appeared in countless movies, TV shows and video games. Most recently, he was in The Nice Guys, but many will remember him from John Carpenter’s They Live. He is a phenomenal actor, both in front of the camera and behind a microphone, and I can’t think of a better choice to voice Solovar opposite David Sobolov’s Grodd.Gorilla Grodd has been one of The Flash‘s most surprising villains. One of the show’s biggest strengths is its ability to make some of the silliest comic book villains work on modern television. More than that, the show takes them seriously and makes them matter. A giant psychic gorilla shouldn’t be anything but ridiculous, but The Flash has made him into a formidable and interesting villain. With that in mind, Gorilla City could be one of the highlights of the season. We only have a little more than a month until we find out.last_img read more

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Two arrested in Provo Grand Turk for June Murder

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 1, 2016 – Police only moments ago announced that they have made an arrest in the murder of Jeens Island Michael Nonhomme; a 19 and 29 year old are now in custody for the killing which happened in mid June in Kew Town.   Police found Nonhomme’s body near the Kew Town roundabout near 6am on Saturday June 18, 2016.  One suspect was picked up in Grand Turk, the other in Provo and the victim is said by Police to have been a performer at a concert in the park which had many attendees.  Police are hoping some of those partygoers will come forward with information in the case.  The cause of death of Jeens Nonhomme was not revealed in that police report.   Related Items:last_img read more

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Minnis not going without a fight issues firm statement

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 8, 2016 –  Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement:“Today seven members of the Parliamentary Group of the Free National Movement delivered a letter to the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, withdrawing their support for me as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, and recommended the appointment of Mrs. Loretta Butler-Turner as Leader of the Opposition Members in Parliament. As a consequence of this, Mrs. Butler-Turner, if appointed by the Governor General, will, under the Constitution of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have the responsibility for the conduct of Opposition Members in the House of Assembly. Let me be very clear that she is not and cannot as such be made leader of the Free National Movement. It is only the National Convention of the FNM or, in emergency circumstances, its Central Council that can elect the Leader of the Free National Movement.”“By this action, the Free National Movement and The Bahamas as a whole were struck with a stunning usurpation of the very essence of the democratic right of a political organization to determine its Leadership. In my view, the actions of seven FNM Members of the House of Assembly – by invoking their privilege under the Constitution of The Bahamas to choose their Leader in the House of Assembly – is a direct affront to the democratic conventions and traditions of the Free National Movement. It is tradition that the Leader of the Party, if elected to the House of Assembly, has always been appointed Leader of the Opposition. Their action is a slap in the face of the Party, and a slap in the face of democracy!”“In view of today’s events I, as the constitutionally elected Leader of the Free National Movement, wish to inform the Bahamian people that I now invite the seven MPs who were elected under the banner of the FNM, and who signed the letter to the Governor General, to do the Honourable thing and resign from the Free National Movement. Failing which, I have today recommended to the National Executive of the Party, and the Executive has unanimously voted in favour thereof, that the disciplinary provisions of Article 53 of the Constitution of the Free National Movement be invoked, and that if found to be required, a Disciplinary Tribunal be appointed and take whatever action it deems appropriate under the Constitution of the Free National Movement.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ridgefield school board Tuesday evening approved placing a three-year maintenance and operations levy on the February ballot. The levy would replace an expiring levy, and if approved would increase taxes for district residents.The school district would use the levy proceeds to maintain some educational services, while growing others, said Superintendent Art Edgerly. The district is in the middle of a facilities and program expansion.“We’re trying to provide the students the best education possible,” he said.A high priority would be placed on the district’s new science, technology, engineering and mathematics program, otherwise known as STEM, which started at View Ridge Middle School last year.The school district wants to expand the program in future years, so students can continue taking technology classes as they progress through high school.Moving forwardBut it all costs money. And as the school district plans to move forward with a $49 million districtwide expansion of its campuses, more money will likely be expended on utility costs.last_img read more

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Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide largescale energy storage

first_img(Phys.org)—Capacitors are widely used in electrical circuits to store small amounts of energy, but have never been used for large-scale energy storage. Now researchers from Japan have shown that the right combination of resistors and capacitors can allow electrical circuits to meet two key requirements of an energy storage device: quick charging and long-term discharging. Using capacitors as energy storage devices in circuits has potential applications for hybrid electric vehicles, backup power supplies, and alternative energy storage. Journal information: Applied Physics Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. How to quickly store a large amount of electricity and control long-term discharging in an electrical circuit: (a) The capacitor (C) is quickly charged by closing switches S1, S2, S3, and S4. (b) To store the electricity in the capacitor, switches S1, S2, S3, and S4 are then opened. (c) Long-term discharging is carried out by closing S2 and S4, which closes the output circuit, and then using the variable resistor to control the discharging. ©2014 AIP Publishing LLC Explore further © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage? (2014, December 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-capacitors-electrical-circuits-large-scale-energy.html (a) and (b) The charging/discharging curves for various resistor-capacitor combinations. (c) Three-dimensional funnel-shaped surface contour displaying energy-rich discharging after complete charging. Credit: Fukuhara, et al. ©2014 AIP Publishing LLC More information: Mikio Fukuhara, et al. “Realizing a supercapacitor in an electrical circuit.” Applied Physics Letters. DOI: 10.1063/1.4902410 “The greatest significance of this work is the discovery of an RC region that offers quick charging and long-term discharging in an electrical circuit,” Fukuhara told Phys.org. “We think that this system will become an important method for storing much energy or only small amounts of energy in the near future. For this purpose, the storage capacitor must change from an electrochemical to a physical device.”The researchers attribute the quick charging and long-term discharging to the damming effect of the large resistor in the circuit. They explain that the relationship between the resistance and the capacitance of a supercapacitor is similar to that between the plug size and the amount of water in a water tank. The larger the plug (resistor), the more water (capacitance) the tank can hold. Until now, the damming effect of this RC combination on electrical energy storage in such circuits has been overlooked. The results also showed that a “dry” or “solid” supercapacitor made of an amorphous TiO2 surface with nanometer-sized cavities provides better performance than typical supercapacitors that use liquid solvents. The researchers’ earlier work on these dry TiO2 capacitors showed that they have several advantages for energy storage, such as a large capacitance of 4.8 F, wide operating temperature range from 193 to 453 K, and large voltage variation from 10 to 150 V. In contrast, traditional EDLCs suffer limitations in all of these areas.”Besides the early original researchers of electric circuits, people have believed that circuits are used only for quick charging and prompt discharging,” Fukuhara said. “Consequently, the damming effect of this RC combination on electrical energy storage in such circuits has been overlooked. When we began researching the dry physical capacitance using solid materials only, we began questioning the usual usage of capacitors based on the conventional concept.”In the future, the researchers plan to work on further improving the performance of these dry supercapacitors in order to make improvements to the energy-storage system overall.”Our plans are to develop dry, physical electric storage devices for use by electric vehicles, AC transmission lines, and charging of large amounts of lightning or large amounts of currents stored in air,” Fukuhara said. “However, it will take a long time.” Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology The researchers, Prof. Mikio Fukuhara, Tomoyuki Kuroda, and Prof. Fumihiko Hasegawa, at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, have published their paper in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.Developing efficient methods of electrical energy storage is a major topic of research, with a strong focus on batteries, fuel cells, and electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) when not incorporated in circuits. So far, no research has been performed on the use of capacitors or supercapacitors as energy storage devices in circuits.To explore the possibility of using capacitors to store energy in circuits, the researchers investigated the charging/discharging behavior of 126 resistor-capacitor (RC) combinations of 18 resistors, three ceramic capacitors, and four aluminum capacitors. They found that the RC combinations that are the best in terms of quick charging and long-term discharging consist of circuits with a small resistor, a large resistor, and a large capacitor. Some of these circuits could be charged in less than 20 seconds and hold the charge for up to 40 minutes, while having relatively large capacitances of up to 100 milliFarads (mF).last_img read more

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10 illegal immigrants arrested at roadblocks

first_imgIn an attempt to keep our roads safe, police officers from the Uthukela Cluster partnered with RTI officers in holding roadblocks along the N3 route on Friday.The roadblocks were at the Tugela Toll Plazas.1730 people and 625 vehicles were searched, and 16 firearms were checked. Eight arrests were made for traffic offences, and a vehicle was impounded pending further investigation to determine if it was not possibly stolen.In addition, 10 illegal immigrants were arrested. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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GTDC to develop Central Jail Aguada as a tourist attraction

first_imgGoa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) mega project to convert the old Central Jail, Aguada into a Museum is taking solid ground and the spadework has already begun. The Corporation has involved both the Goa Heritage Action Group (GHAG) and Goa’s freedom fighters in this project as the Aguada Jail Museum project intends reviving and restoring history, heritage and will encompass it all as an attractive location for tourists visiting Goa.Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), said, “GTDC has started working on a project that will preserve the heritage structure and showcase Goa’s freedom struggle and be a true tribute to the heroic deeds and glorious sacrifices of all those who took part in Goa’s Liberation.”The Master Plan for developing Aguada Jail at Sinquerim into a tourist destination includes creating activity zones, viewing galleries, amenity zones, tourist information centers, improvement of temple and chapel areas, improving the prison cells, prison corridors, walls, pathways, seating, water fountains, illumination of the jail campus, café, improvement of the aquifer duct area and a lot more.Prajal Sakhardande of GHAG, said, “We have fervently requested the tourism officials to ensure that the historicity and heritage of Aguada Jail be well maintained and landmarks within the Jail projected prominently. We are confident that this project once completed will enhance the history and heritage of Aguada Jail.”last_img read more

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