Amber Alert cancelled after girl 7 found safe in Quebec

first_imgPolice have cancelled an Amber Alert for a girl of around seven years old who was allegedly abducted in Matane, on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula.The girl was found safe and sound, and a suspect has been arrested.The child was allegedly taken around 10:45 Saurday morning.She was found shortly after Quebec provincial police issued the alert at around 1:15 p.m.last_img

Financial market highlights on Monday SPTSX 1495188 down 045 of a point

Highlights at the close Monday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,951.88, down 0.45 of a pointDow — 21,703.75, up 29.24 pointsS&P 500– 2,428.37, up 2.82 pointsNasdaq — 6,213.13, down 3.40 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 79.52 cents US, up 0.07 of a centPound — C$1.6222, up 0.25 of a centEuro — C$1.4844, up 0.57 of a centEuro — US$1.1804, up 0.55 of a centOil futures:US$47.53, down $1.13(October contract)Gold futures:US$1,296.70 per oz., up $5.10(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$22.310 per oz., down 7.2 cents$717.27 per kg., down $2.31

Student photobombed by gull that stole her ice cream

first_img“I was shocked and stunned for a while, then I realised that my beloved ice cream was taken by a big seagull,” she added.“I was a bit upset and angry because it happened in just three seconds! It was so fast, and yes not only one seagull, but two. My friends laughed at me and shared one bite of their ice cream … I was in no mood to eat it.” “I travelled there because it was a long weekend with two of my friends. We ate some fresh seafood like oysters and fish,” she explained.She was about to enjoy some ice cream for dessert when two gulls spotted their opportunity for a snack. A student’s photograph of a typical day at the English seaside was ruined when a hungry gull swooped down to steal her ice cream.Dalyntara Tara Dalyntara (@dalyntara), an international student from Thailand, was capturing a photo of Brighton beach when the bird photobombed her shot.The 23-year-old, who is studying a master’s degree at Reading University, was enjoying the August bank holiday weekend in East Sussex. She posted the photos on Facebook, joking: “I hope the bird took that ice cream cone too and used it to build its nest.”The photo has been liked and shared by almost 40,000 Facebook users. Meanwhile, this bizarre photo is confusing the internet – can you work it out?More incredible comedy wildlife captured in 13 brilliant photos. You can see more of Dalyntara Tara Dalyntara’s photos on Instagram.Last summer, aggressive gulls caused chaos across the UK, stealing sandwiches, attacking schoolchildren, and posing such a threat to the Royal Mail it had to delay some deliveries. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Worlds first plasticfree mark will help shoppers choose ecofriendly products

Iceland will become the first supermarket in Britain to adopt the new mark Iceland will become the first supermarket in Britain to adopt the new mark The Trust Mark will start to appear on products this month 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. Plasticis notoriously difficult to recycle – and only 12 per cent of household waste is reprocessed. The rest is either burnt or goes to landfill.Iceland Managing Director Richard Walker said: “With the grocery retail sector accounting for more than 40 per cent of plastic packaging in the UK, it’s high time that Britain’s supermarkets came together to take a lead on this issue.“I’m proud to lead a supermarket that is working with A Plastic Planet to realise a plastic-free future for food and drink retail.”The brand Teapigs will also become the first to add the mark to packaging. It recently emerged that many teabags use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart.Teapigs Co-Founder Louise Cheadle said: “A lot of tea drinkers have been surprised to learn that many teabags contain plastic.“Our tea has always been plastic free and our clear inner bags (that keep the tea nice and fresh) are made from Natureflex which looks like plastic but is made from wood pulp. The trust mark will make it easy for consumers to make the right plastic-free choices”   Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza – the first in the world to install a plastic-free aisle – is also rolling out the Trust Mark across 74 outlets across the Netherlands with the aim to have each store representing the mark as well as featuring it on selected products of the Ekoplaza own brand by the end of the year.   The world’s first plastic-free Trust Mark to help shoppers know which products are made from eco-friendly packaging will be appearing in supermarkets from this month.Iceland, will become the first retailer to adopt the mark which was developed by environmental campaigners A Plastic Planet who are also calling for a plastic-free aisle in every supermarket.Many products including tinned beans, chewing gum, wet wipes, glass jars, and teabags contain hidden plastic which makes them difficult to recycle.Iceland will begin to adopt the Trust Mark on own-label products this month as part of its commitment to eliminate single-use plastic packaging of all its own products by 2023. The Trust Mark will start to appear on products this month A Plastic Planet Co-Founder Sian Sutherland said: “Now we all know the damage our addiction to plastic has caused, we want to do the right thing and buy plastic-free.  But it is harder than you think and a clear no-nonsense label is much needed.“Our Trust Mark cuts through the confusion of symbols and labels and tells you just one thing – this packaging is plastic-free and therefore guilt-free. Finally shoppers can be part of the solution not the problem.”The first products to feature the Trust Mark include Iceland’s own-brand eggs, cottage pie and vegetable burgers, which the supermarket says will take more than 600 tonnes of plastic out of circulation each year. Soft fruit, mushrooms and potatoes are also expected to switch to non-plastic this summer.It is hoped the mark will stop huge amounts of plastic entering the ocean. Each year more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally, and 10 per cent will end up in the sea.It is estimated that there is now a 1:2 ratio of plastic to plankton and, left unchecked, plastic will outweigh fish by 2050. Marine animals cannot digest it and it has been shown that even humans who eat seafood ingest 11,000 pieces of microplastic each year.   read more

Gekkos Carbon Scout achieves commercial release

first_imgFollowing the collaboration agreement signed with Curtin University for the development and commercialisation of a cutting-edge carbon management technology, Gekko Systems is pleased to report that the units have now reached the commercial release stage. The all new Carbon Scout promises to quickly become critical for gold process plant optimisation and for minimising soluble gold losses on tails.The self-contained device collects slurry samples from Carbon In Pulp and Carbon In Leach tanks to determine the distribution of the activated carbon in the pulp for each tank, to an accuracy of ±0.5 grams of carbon per litre of pulp.Gekko Systems’ Managing Director, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray said “We are excited to be offering gold mine operators a real solution to minimise their soluble gold losses. At Gekko we strongly believe that the new Carbon Scout technology can make the difference between storing gold in the bank, rather than in tailing dams.”The machines have been trialled in several locations during the first half of the year, delivering conclusive and positive results on each occasion.last_img read more

How to get yourself organised for 2014

first_imgNow that we’ve made it to 2014, chances are you will want to start strong by becoming more productive and achieving more this year. Like all good intentions, we start off well, but as time progresses, we tend to lose the run of things before reverting back to the normal routine.To prevent this from happening, it helps if you have a plan in place and have things organised first for when you’re returning to work, college or your normal day-to-day life.While most of it will be determined by how focused you are, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure things go smoothly.Some ground rulesWhile it’s tempting to just write out a list and expect yourself to complete everything on it, it’s a bad idea to do this unless you have some kind of plan. Here are a few things to keep in mind.- Start off small and build it up slowly. Developing a habit takes time so it’s better to start off with one or two short-term objectives and complete them first. The more productive you become, the more you can gradually add onto the list.- Whatever your aim is, never write down vague or general aims as usually they require multiple actions to be done and can put you off. Keep them simple and concise since writing down “Run for 25 minutes” is a clearer goal than “Get fit.”- Tying in to the last point, while it’s fine to have goals that will take a serious amount of time and commitment to complete (getting fit, learning a new skill, etc.), it’s better if you break them down into days instead of weeks or months, especially when you’re starting off. The reason for this is that it’s very easy to be discouraged if a task appears to be too big or drags on for too long.- Whatever format you use to place your to-do list, use one that you will check regularly. Are you always on Gmail? Use Google Calendar. Are you always checking your smartphone or tablet? Download one of the apps listed below. Find apps too complicated? Use a pen and notepad.- This will depend on the type of person you are, but if you’re the kind of person who finds it difficult to complete a to-do list, start off with the easiest task first and work from there. This will give you momentum which will help you deal with the more difficult or time-consuming tasks.- If you fail to compete a task (eg: you miss a gym session, forgot to practice a new skill, etc.), forget about it and continue on as normal. Unless it’s absolutely important to do, adding it to your list will only bog you down and make it harder to complete other tasks.Recommended appsThe amount of apps out there that focus solely on to-do lists and tasks  is quite vast, meaning that there are different apps to suit different needs. Here are a few you should consider downloading.WunderlistFor: Desktop (Windows, Mac) and mobile (iOS, Android)Cost: FreeWunderlist is one of the most comprehensive task managers out there, spanning both desktop and mobile. Not only is the range of tasks you put down vast, but its ability to sync across all devices means you can plan on your computer and mark them off on your phone when they’re completed.(Video: Wunderlist/YouTube)Any.Do For: Desktop (Chrome) and Mobile (iOS, Android)Cost: FreeOne of the nicer apps out there, Any.Do keeps your to-do list in check with four main categories: today, tomorrow, upcoming and someday so you’re not tied down to a specific time frame.If you want more, it also has an accompanying app called Cal, which is a great alternative to the traditional calendar apps found on iOS and Android.(Video: Any.Do/Vimeo)ShifuFor: Android Cost: FreeOne of the smarter to-do apps out there, Shifu alerts you to tasks when you have free time or when you arrive at a certain location instead of ordering you to do something.One of the handier features is if you find yourself with some free time, fire up the app and tell it how much time you’ve got. Shifu will then list out a number of tasks you can complete within that time frame. Perfect for those who work on a unpredictable schedule.(Video: Signals/Vimeo)ClearFor: Mac & iOSCost: €8.99 for Mac (free trial), €4.49 for iOSIf you’re looking for a concise and easy to understand to-do list, Clear is worth considering. Swipe gestures means it’s simple to use and its colourful display means that you’re not distracted by the small details, all it cares about is whether you’ve completed a task or not.You can download a free trial for your Mac if you want to get a feel for it first.(Video: Realmac Software/Vimeo)EffectualFor: Desktop (Windows 8) and Mobile (Windows Phone)Cost: FreeOne of the best to-do apps for Windows Phone, Effectual makes it easy to create task. Give each one a value and urgency rating and Effectual will determine which tasks you should prioritise first.A handy feature is it appears on both live tiles and your lock screen ensuring that you’re always up to date.(Image: Effectual/Windows Phone)Read: Column: New year, new you – how to achieve your goals in 2014 >Read: Poll: Will you be making any New Year’s resolutions? >last_img read more

Sailor Moon Is Getting A New Stage Show Next Year in Paris

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu Sailor Moon is going to be coming back to the stage as a new show set in Paris next year. If you’re familiar with Sailor Moon, you likely already know this isn’t the first time the anime series has had special musicals or stage shows, but new ones are always good news, especially since this one is coming back again for the 25th anniversary of the show.The new stage show is also celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Japanese and French friendship as part of the Japonisme 2018 project, which will feature several different Japanese cultural events in Paris next summer, so who knows what else is in store?Sailor Moon has been around for some time and has been an influential anime the entire time, as it started running in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine back in 1991, and was adapted into a stage musical as well as anime series. The stage musical SeraMyu is one that you may have heard of, especially as there have been 30 different productions of the shows over 800 different productions. The final show ended in 2005, and went on a short hiatus. They came back in 2013 with the production of La Reconquista, and there’s been one each year then.This is the latest production, and while there isn’t a lot of information about it just yet, there’s a ton online about SeraMyu, and plenty of recorded performances you can watch to get a feel for what each brings to the table. There’s been a different musical for each season of Sailor Moon, and with Sailor Moon Crystal out there, there’s no telling how long they’ll run in the future. Hopefully a very long time!What’s your favorite Sailor Moon era? Hopefully, you’ll see it acted out on stage. That would make for an awesome summer trip, wouldn’t it?center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Mitrovic plays down penalty incident with Kamara

first_imgFulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has played down the penalty row involving Aboubakar Kamara after the Frenchman seized and missed a late penalty.Kamara argued with Mitrovic, who is Fulham’s designated penalty-taker, and appeared to have cost them a vital win when he missed the penalty during the Cottager’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, who was angry with Kamara’s actions, he is considering dropping the Frenchman for Tuesday’s Premier League game at Arsenal, but Mitrovic, who secured all three points for the London club with a late goal was in a forgiving mood.“He’s a striker, he’s hungry for goals as well, maybe he wanted to score as well and he scored his last penalty,” the Serbian said, according to BT Sport.Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“It’s normal. He’s young; these kinds of things can happen. It’s normal.”“You need to take care of each other. We had a bit of an argument but in the end, he took the ball and I wished him luck and told him to stay focused and score. That’s what he’d do as well.““If he’d scored I’d have celebrated with him as I scored. The most important thing is we got the three points and everything is behind us.”“It was a six-point game. It was a big win. We felt it was a lot of pressure during the game, and in the end, after the goal, it was a big release.”last_img read more

SCHOOL CLOSURES Several school districts impacted by SDGE power shut off

first_img KUSI Newsroom November 13, 2018 Posted: November 13, 2018 SCHOOL CLOSURES: Several school districts impacted by SDG&E power shut off KUSI Newsroom, (KUSI) – Several school districts are closed Tuesday because of SDG&E has shut off power to several communities under a red flag warning. Julian Union School DistrictJulian Union High School DistrictMountain Empire Unified School DistrictSpencer Valley School DistrictSchools in the Warner Unified School District will also be closed for a previously scheduled teacher work day.The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the county mountains, valleys and coastal areas that was originally set to last until 5 p.m. Tuesday but has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The NWS also issued a high wind warning in the mountains and valleys that remains in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday.As of 8 p.m. Monday, San Diego Gas & Electric had shut off power to around 10,600 customers in the Boulevard, Descanso, Campo, Julian, Ramona, Buckman Springs, Lake Wohlford, Pine Valley and Santa Ysabel areas as a safety precaution because of the high winds and low humidity, according to SDG&E. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NEW STEW Meet Author Marcia Butler On Mays Book Stew

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the May episode of Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews author Marcia Butler.From the host: “The May Book Stew episode features another returning author. Marcia Butler first appeared on the show via Skype in December 2017, with her memoir about her life in music performance, The Skin Above My Knee (please read it if you haven’t). Having motored through a career as an oboist, as well as her second act as an interior designer, and now as a documentary filmmaker, the ever-striving Marcia has written her first novel, Pickle’s Progress.” Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/3287a640-5aa2-4abd-b912-7fe46eee8d27/video.original.mp400:0000:0030:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”last_img read more

Students stir leads to tension at collectorate

first_imgVizianagaram: Tension prevailed at district collectorate here on Thursday when SFI activists tried to lay siege to the office with demanding release of hostel bills, which have been pending for the past four months.Hundreds of students gathered at the collectorate and demanded that the collector come out to listen their grievances. They appealed the government to release the pending bills for hostels and scholarships, which have not been released for the past four months. They demanded that the funds be released immediately. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us But the district officials told the students that the collector was busy with some other meeting and asked them to explain their problems to DRO who would convey the same to the collector. But the student did not relent and tried to barge into the office. But the police stopped them at the main gate which resulted in jostling between police and students. Later, police arrested the students and brought the situation under control.last_img read more

Fire breaks out at city building

first_imgA five-storey building catches fire at Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night. Photo: CollectedA fire broke out at a building in the city’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night, reports UNB.Duty officer at the Fire Service Central Control Room Ziaur Rahman said the fire originated on the ground floor of the five-storey building at Churihaat around 10:38pm.Fire service control room sources informed Prothom Alo that 32 fire-fighting units rushed in to douse the flame. The reason behind the fire could not be known yet.last_img

How Do Law Enforcement Officers Investigate Bomb Explosions

first_imgGabriel C. Pérez/KUT NewsMembers of local, state and federal law enforcement including the FBI, ATF and Department of Homeland Security hold a press conference near the scene of the third fatal package explosion in East Austin.Federal agents are working alongside local law enforcement to identify the bomber behind a series of explosions in Austin.How does law enforcement investigate incidents like these? Texas Standard investigative reporter Alain Stephens says they begin with a secondary device sweep to search for a second bomb that might be intended to attack first responders.“When a bomb goes off, it’s going to take them a long time to secure the scene. They’re combing and they’re doing this thing called a secondary device protocol. Sources in the ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] said that’s their first priority is that safety.”Stephens says ATF’s investigation strategy is typically to focus on the bomb.“One of the things that they point out is something called the bomb signature,” he says. “The tradecraft. It’s the make, it’s the model, it’s the details and how that bomb is packaged.”Stephens says federal agencies have developed the Bomb Arson Tracking System to look for patterns and trends. They also examine the bomber’s success rate.“This is something that they look at to kind of create a skill profile of this bomber,” he says.Written by Jen Rice. Sharelast_img read more

Six Cardinals Earn AllACC Academic Mens Basketball Team Honors

first_imgStory Links GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six University of Louisville student-athletes have been honored on the 2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team, the most selections of any conference school.Louisville representatives honored on the team are Christen Cunningham, Steven Enoch, V.J. King, Ryan McMahon, Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry.  King earned the recognition for the third straight year, while Nwora and Perry have been selected on two occasions.Six of the 25 members receiving the honor are from Louisville, more than any other ACC institution.  Virginia Tech had four selections and NC State had three, while three schools had two each (Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest).  Five Louisville players were honored on the team last season and the Cardinals have produced a league-best 31 selections over their five years in the ACC.Cunningham, a sport administration major, leads the ACC in assists for conference games only (6.3) and is second for all games (5.0).  He is fourth in the ACC in assists/turnover ratio (2.44).  The Cardinals’ team co-captain has averaged 10.1 points (third on the team).  He has 10 double-figure scoring efforts in his last 19 games and 84 in his collegiate career.  Cunningham has handed out five or more assists in 13 of the last 17 games, including a career-high 12 assists against Duke.Enoch, a communication major, has been a double-figure scorer in 14 games for the Cardinals this season.  In his last 16 games coming off the bench, Enoch has averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and made 59-of-115 shots from the field (.513) in an average of 19 minutes a game. He scored a career-high 22 points against Boston College, while pulling down six rebounds and hitting 4-of-5 from the foul line.  Enoch is third on the team in free throw percentage (58-of-72, .806).King, a sport administration major, has been a double-figure scorer in three games and a starter in five this season.  A team co-captain for the Cardinals, he totaled six points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame in his last game, while adding two assists and no turnovers.  He scored his 600th career point against Notre Dame. He totaled a season-high 17 points against Central Arkansas, his 24th career double-figure scoring game.McMahon, a marketing major, has hit a three-pointer in 21 of 30 games this season.  Forty-seven of McMahon’s 61 field goals have come from three-point range. In his last nine games, McMahon has made 20-of-48 three-point goals (.417).  McMahon has 14 career double-figure scoring efforts, including seven this season, and he scored a career-high 24 points against Michigan State.  He is third on the team with 51 assists.  UofL is 22-5 when McMahon scores eight or more points over the last three years.  Nwora, an exercise science major, is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 17.2 scoring average (sixth in the ACC), up 10.5 points per game from his 5.7 average a year ago.  He is one of four players in the ACC who has scored 20 or more points on at least 12 occasions this season.  Louisville’s top rebounder (7.7 rpg, eighth in the ACC), Nwora has scored in double figures in 28 of 30 games this season (last 15 straight games) and has produced eight double-doubles this season.Perry, a sport administration major, has scored in double figures in three games this season in a reserve role.  He scored a career-tying 17 points against Vermont, adding four assists.  Perry, who has played at least 15 minutes in 20 games this season, matched his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season with eight points against Clemson, making 2-of-3 three-pointers.  He produced a career-high eight assists and career-best matching three steals against Tennessee, adding eight points.Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.UofL men’s basketball student-athletes achieved a collective 3.352 grade-point average for the 2018 fall semester, with 11 of 14 earning a 3.0 or better GPA.  The Cardinals have produced a 3.0 or better GPA in 20 of the last 21 semesters.  UofL is one of only two Division I schools in the nation to have perfect men’s basketball multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in four of the past five years.2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball TeamAamir Simms, ClemsonJack White, DukeTrent Forrest, Florida StateDavid Nichols, Florida StateBrandon Alston, Georgia TechChristen Cunningham, LouisvilleSteven Enoch, LouisvilleV.J. King, LouisvilleRyan McMahon, LouisvilleJordan Nwora, LouisvilleDarius Perry, LouisvilleChris Lykes, MiamiNassir Little, UNCLuke Maye, UNCBraxton Beverly, NCSUTorin Dorn, NCSUWyatt Walker, NCSUKene Chukwuka, PittJack Salt, VirginiaWabissa Bede, Virginia TechAhmed Hill, Virginia TechJustin Robinson, Virginia TechNickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia TechTorry Johnson, Wake ForestOlivier Sarr, Wake Forest Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cellphone shop broken into

first_imgA cell-phone shop was broken into at a local shopping complex in the early hours of this morning (Friday).At this stage, it is unclear what was stolen.The complex is guarded by security.We will update this story once we have more information. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana

first_imgIf you’re going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior.That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of U.S. police department requests for armored trucks submitted to the Pentagon between 2012 and 2014. The requests, unearthed in a FOIA request by Mother Jones magazine, shed light on how the war on drugs has directly contributed to the militarization of local police forces in the United States in recent years.Police departments can request surplus military gear from the Pentagon through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program, which doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in military goods to cops each year. The equipment includes everything from underwear to office equipment to armored combat vehicles. After Ferguson, when images of local cops training assault rifles on peaceful protestors from atop armored trucks flooded the airwaves, the program has come under increasing scrutiny.The Mother Jones investigation focuses on requests for armored combat vehicles, arguably the most iconic piece of police military equipment in the post-Ferguson era. Among the requests Mother Jones obtained, the most frequently-cited rationale for needing an armored vehicle was drugs: “Fully a quarter of the 465 requests projected using the vehicles for drug enforcement,” the investigation found. By contrast, police departments rarely cited hostage situations, terrorist attacks or armed gunmen as rationale for obtaining the trucks.Related: Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroinAt least seven departments explicitly cited marijuana in their vehicle requests, tying pot with methamphetamines for the drug that shows up most often in the documents. In 2012, Sheriff Tom Bosenko of Shasta County, California, requested two armored tactical vehicles to be “used during apprehension of suspects in both Marijuana eradications and during high risk search warrant service for drug offenders.”In 2013, the Sheriff of Sumter County, Florida, requested one armored vehicle partly because his office had located “several marijuana grows both indoors and outdoors” in Sumter County. Here’s how other departments wanted to wage war on pot from the gun turret of an armored truck:Clearwater County, Idaho, has a population of fewer than 10,000 people. It seems like overkill to keep an armored truck on hand for the purpose of “marijuana eradication.” This is especially true when you consider that in recent years, the number of marijuana grow sites discovered in the entire state of Idaho can be counted on one hand.But overkill has been part of the drug war since Day 1. Experts largely agree that the harms inflicted by the way we wage the war on drugs — incarceration, police killings, gangs fighting over black market turf — far outweigh the costs to society of drug use itself. The Obama administration has been smartly dialing back the rhetoric and policies of the drug war.Earlier this year, the administration even started limiting the types of military equipment that police departments can request through the Pentagon’s 1033 program. But notably, armored vehicles are still available. So for the time being at least, your local police department can still request what amounts to a tank to deal with a marijuana plot.Read more coverage of why the drug war is stupid here© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100-plus organizations want that to change. Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister Bob Marley-branded marijuana will soon be available thanks to legalizationlast_img read more

FHRAI to hold 50th Annual Convention at Bhubaneswar

first_imgThe Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) has announced plans for holding its Golden Jubilee Convention from September 25-27, 2015 at Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar. Odisha Tourism has joined FHRAI as Partner of the event. The theme of the Convention is ‘Atithi Devo Bhavo’ meaning ‘Guest is God’. The event is expecting over 1,000 delegates.The inaugural day will discuss and debate the issues relating to growth of hospitality industry in India. The second day will be Odisha Day, Folk dances, cultural and marketing presentations from the state will be presented. On the concluding day coinciding with the World Tourism Day, a Heritage Walk will be organised jointly with the Government of Odisha which will essentially be a cultural extravaganza with tableau, folk dances and performances. Invitations have been sent out to a number of foreign countries and different states in India to participate in the event. The theme of the walk will be ‘Tourism Unites the World’.Launching the Golden Jubilee Convention mnemonic, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha said “We are pleased that FHRAI has chosen Odisha to hold its Golden Jubilee Convention. Our state has a rich diversity of tourism assets and the event will help us to showcase to the world the splendors of Odisha.”Tejinder Singh Walia, President, FHRAI said, “It is a proud privilege for FHRAI that Odisha Tourism has partnered with us to hold Golden Jubilee Convention, which is for the first time being held in the Tier-II city in eastern India. The 13 states and a union territory comprising the eastern India have immense tourism potential and we are confident that this event will be a catalyst for the growth of tourism in the region.”last_img read more

Mortgage Activity Declines in All Categories to Start November

first_img Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies FHA Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Refinance Service Providers 2012-11-06 Krista Franks Brock in Data, Origination, Servicing Mortgage activity was down across the board last week, dropping 11 percent from the previous week and by almost one-third from the same week last year, according to the _U.S. Mortgage Market Index_ from “”Mortech Inc.””:http://mortech.com/ and “”_Mortgage Daily._””:http://www.mortgagedaily.com/[IMAGE]The biggest drop over the week ending November 2 was among adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), while the smallest decline was seen among purchase financing inquiries. [COLUMN_BREAK]ARMs were down 19.5 percent from the previous week and almost 75 percent from a year ago. Purchase price finance inquiries were down 10.8 percent over the week, the smallest decline for the week. However, purchase activity is still significantly lower than this time last year. Current purchase rates are a little more than half of what was recorded this time last year. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans loans fell in line with a 10.9 percent decline.Compared to last year, FHA loans are down 29.3 percent. However, their market share is on par with last year’s. FHA loans made up 10.3 percent of loans last week, while last year they made up 10 percent. Conventional mortgages were down 11 percent and down about a third from last year. Refinances declined 11.1 percent but made up about the same percentage of mortgage activity as the previous week–74.6 percent. Jumbo mortgages saw the second-highest activity decline last week, falling 14.7 percent, even as the jumbo-conforming spread narrowed from 67 basis points to 63 basis points for the week ending November 2. November 6, 2012 444 Views center_img Share Mortgage Activity Declines in All Categories to Start Novemberlast_img read more

RALEIGH NC – Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer is

first_img RALEIGH, N.C. – “Frasier” actor Kelsey Grammer is seeking to give a boost to a crime victims’ amendment on North Carolina ballots by appearing in a television commercial.The pro-amendment group “Marsy’s Law for North Carolina” announced an ad Monday featuring Grammer is now airing on TV stations. Voters will decide on the referendum, which, if approved, would expand crime victims’ language already in the state constitution.The Emmy-winning Grammer says his father was shot and killed, and he found out about his killer’s release through a tabloid. He also says his sister was raped and murdered. He says the amendment gives crime victims “the equal rights they deserve.”Grammer is appearing on Georgia airwaves for a similar amendment there.Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma and Nevada also have crime victims’ amendment referendums this fall. “Frasier” actor Grammer on North Carolina TV for referendum by The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2018 11:17 am PDT Last Updated Oct 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more