Rajesh Yadav alias Rajendra, the quack accused of infecting at least three dozen persons with HIV in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh through multiple use of syringes was on Thursday sent to judicial custody, police said. Yadav was arrested on Wednesday.However, while he is being charged with attempt to culpable homicide, a preliminary fact-finding joint team of the Centre and State has found his role in the transmission of HIV to be “inconclusive”.‘Other reasons’“That story [linking the quack’s use of a single syringe to the high incidence of HIV in Bangermau] is not very much conclusive or true. There are some other reasons,” A. K. Singhal, the leader of the U.P. fact-finding team, told The Hindu.Also Read Mr. Singhal said while they had not reached a final conclusion as the matter needed further investigation, the probe team has pinpointed high-migration and transit as reasons for the incidence of HIV in the Bangermau area. Mr. Singhal said further investigation would be conducted.Besides housing a large mandi, Bangermau also witnesses a high “in and out migration” and has a considerable number of persons working in places like Surat and Ludhiana, Mr. Singhal said.The eight-member team, comprising three senior consultants of the National AIDS Control Organization and five from the U.P. State AIDS Control Society, conducted a field study in Bangermau. It has submitted a five-page report to the State Health Ministry. ‘₹10 doctor’ blamed for spurt in HIV cases in U.P.’s Unnao district had a long queue of patients
‘Quack not sole reason for Unnao HIV spike’
Civilian among three killed in Sukma Maoist attack
Two security personnel and a civilian were killed in a Maoist attack on a road construction site in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Sunday.Six policemen were injured during the attack in Bhejji-Elarmadagu area. A group of Maoists attacked the construction site and torched several vehicles. An exchange of fire ensued between the policemen patrolling near the site and the Maoists.“Assistant constables Madkam Handa and Mukesh Kadthi [of the Chhattisgarh police] were martyred in this encounter. Anil Kumar, an employee of the contractor, was also killed by the Maoists. Six jawans were injured and airlifted for treatment,” an officer of the Chhattisgarh police’s Anti-Naxal Operations (ANO) unit said. The injured policemen were identified as constable Salwan Raja, Chapa Rakesh, Shivram Soni, Padam Soyam, Rupsingh Poyam and Sodi Bachha.Five teams of the CRPF CoBRA’s (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) 202 battalion were sent as reinforcement. The ANO said no weapons were lost in the incident, and that some Maoists may have been killed in the exchange of fire.“As per reports and as told by our commanders, heavy casualties were inflicted on the Maoists in today’s exchange of fire which lasted for around four hours. Around 20- 25 Maoist have been reportedly killed and many injured as per inputs received from the field,” said Devnath, the additional Inspector General of Police, Chhattisgarh ANO.However, security forces did not recover any Maoist’s body from near the encounter spot.Meanwhile, one Maoist was killed in another encounter in Errabore area of Sukma on Sunday.
UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo eliminates UST from Final 4 race, Adamson dumps UE
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES George Labang had 17 points for the Soaring Falcons.The Red Warriors, meanwhile, dropped to 2-10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Blue Eagles improved to an 8-4 record as did Adamson University, which earlier swept University of the East, with the two teams now bundled up in the third and fourth spots of the standings.The Soaring Falcons made quick work of the Red Warriors, 27-25, 25-17, 25-15, to close out the top four spots of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChumason Njigha had 15 points for Ateneo while Antony Koyfman added 13.The Tiger Spikers dropped to a 4-8 record and were eliminated from the semifinal contention with two games left in their schedule. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated UAAP volleyball: Tigresses near Final 4, fend off Lady Maroons SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo officially eliminated University of Santo Tomas from the Final Four race with a three-seat beating, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 91 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles
Arrow introduces XoverIoT certified Sigfox modules ready for rapid solution development
Arrow Electronics is now shipping SIGFOX-MOD1-certified Sigfox modules created by XoverIoT. The modules help accelerating the development of Internet of Things solutions, leveraging globally consistent, low-energy Sigfox wireless connectivity.The modules are available in two versions, including the SIGFOX-MOD1-C with integrated chip antenna and the SIGFOX-MOD1-E with a U.FL socket for an external antenna. The flexibility to dynamically reconfigure for short-range FSK operation or long-range communication lets developers create connected solutions to address challenges in industrial monitoring, asset tracking, supply chain, and smart infrastructure.XoverIoT’s SIGFOX-MOD1 modules are based on the STMicroelectronics Sigfox chipset, which comprises the STM32L051K8 microcontroller, the S2-LPQTR 868MHz radio transceiver and the BALF-SPI2-01D3 integrated balun that saves space and eases RF circuit design. The module is compact, measuring just 37.6mm x 15.0mm x 3.8mm, and enables long battery life, leveraging ultra-low-power technologies of both the STM32L0 microcontroller and the S2-LP radio transceiver. The operating current is just 29mA in transmit mode, running off a 3.3V supply. The underlying ST chipset is certified for all Sigfox geographical zones (ZC1 to ZC6).The modules come loaded with embedded firmware including the Sigfox software stack, which is easily controlled from the host application using standard AT commands. Alternatively, leveraging the microcontroller’s generous 64Kbyte Flash, users can choose to run their application on the module for maximum efficiency and system cost savings.A comprehensive set of tools is also available to aid rapid development, including the SIGFOX-DEV1 Arduino-compatible STM32Nucleo module development kit, SIGFOX-CLK1 mikroBUS kit, and SIGFOX-USB2 USB dongle for testing module communications with the module.In conjunction with Arrow, XoverIoT offers additional engineering services to support design-in, antenna design, product approval, and firmware customisation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous MicroSys: Embedded Edge computing with NPX LS1028A CPU & IEEE TSNNext Cadence: electrical-thermal co-simulation for system analysis from ICs to physical enclosures
Zaniolo and Under sign new Roma deals
Roma have confirmed they have tied down Cengiz Under and Nicolo Zaniolo to new long-term contracts.The pair have both been tipped for a bright future and appeared regularly in Serie A last season.While Under, 22, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, Zaniolo, only 20, has signed a five-year contract extension. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Zaniolo joined from Inter last summer and instantly fell for his new surroundings.“A year ago it was an easy decision to choose Roma, and today it is even easier – after a season that helped me fall in love with this team and this city,” the playmaker told Roma’s official website.“I would like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to tie myself even closer to these colours – it is exactly what I wanted.”Clearly delighted, chief executive Guido Fienga added: “This decision underlines the conviction, shared by both the player and the club, that Roma is where Nicolo can realise the vast potential that so excited the fans last season.“We are certain that he will play a huge role for this team in the future.”Under, a Turkey international who joined from Istanbul Başakşehir in 2017 and has gone on to score 10 goals in 52 Italian top-flight matches, was equally pleased to sign fresh terms.“I arrived in Rome two years ago and since then, day after day, I’ve felt more in love with this city, this club and these fans,” Cengiz said.“This is a very happy moment for me. I want to thank the club for allowing me to realise my wish to continue playing for Roma.”“We really wanted to complete this renewal, because we all see the talent Cengiz has,” said sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.“We are certain that over the coming years he will make a huge contribution to the quality of the team, realising his great potential here in Rome – the perfect place for him to continue to improve.”
ADV.Sound’s M4 will put your $50 in-ears to shame
NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Editors’ Recommendations Last I checked, there were roughly 4,400 earbuds and in-ear headphone listings on Amazon in the $25-to-$50 segment. That’s ridiculous.How is anyone supposed to know where to start when there are that many options? Sure, you can go with top-rated products, but user reviews will only get you so far — I’ve received plenty of top-rated products that wound up being a huge disappointment. Going with a brand name is usually a good idea, but those highly recognized brands know they can charge more, so you’re rarely getting a “deal.”Related: Let Shure’s brilliant SHA900 headphone amp take you to churchHow do you find that diamond in the rough? Frankly, I think it comes down to luck, and that’s why I feel darn lucky that the ADV.Sound M4 crossed my desk, because they are astonishingly good for an in-ear under $50. In fact, they’re great for an in-ear under $100. At this point, I’m willing to say the M4 are the best-sounding in-ear headphone I’ve heard under $50 in a very long time.Any time a tag line like “designed for musicians” is on the box, I get wary. Of course you want something that would satisfy a picky professional musician. Problem is, that’s rarely what you get. However, as a professional musician and a professional audio reviewer, I can say with confidence that I believe most musicians I know would be pleased with the ADV.Sound M4 as an every-day listener. They aren’t professional in-ear monitors, nor do they put out an especially “upscale” sound. But for the price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that sounds anywhere close to as balanced, detailed, and rich as the M4.On the plus side, the M4 offer a robust tangle-resistant cable, a convenient circular carrying case, an in-line, single-button control mic, and ton of eartips, including one pair of Comply foam tips already installed. As if that weren’t enough, the M4 utilize an extremely light machined aluminum housing, which made the in-ear headphones extremely comfortable for this reviewer.No headphone is perfect, however, and the M4 do require a bit of compromise: The cable, while robust and tangle-resistant, is also unwieldy — it doesn’t like to conform to your desires, and that can make for some inconvenient moments. Bit if that isn’t a turn-off, then the M4 are probably the best you’ll do in the under $50 segment.You can buy the ADV. Sound M4 at the company’s website here.A version of this post first appeared on our “brother site” Digital Trends. The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel
Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dog’ with the World’s Best Wild Canine-Spotting Tours
This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Editors’ Recommendations Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega If you’ve been searching for the perfect, bucket-list-worthy way to celebrate the Year of the Dog — and we know you have — you’re in luck. These four once-in-a-lifetime journeys will take you on the hunt (no, not literally) for the world’s most elusive and majestic canines.African Wild Dogs (Southern Africa)Thanks to their critically endangered status, African wild dogs are among the most challenging creatures to spot on safari. We’ve spoken to folks who’ve been on safari many times over several decades and never seen one in the wild. Your best chances are during Botswana’s hot, lush summer, the most beautiful, colorful, and (from a wildlife perspective) productive time of year. The area in and around the country’s stunning Okavango Delta is home to some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent. On Natural Habitat Adventures’ Botswana: Kalahari, the Delta, and Beyond, safari-goers are almost guaranteed to spot wild lions and leopards, particularly in the area of the delta bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Ethiopian Wolves (Ethiopia, of course)Ethiopian wolves are the only wolf species in Africa and the rarest of the continent’s carnivores with estimated numbers around 400. Without a specially trained guide, spotting one in the wild is next to impossible. The bespoke nine-day Wolf Conservation Expedition from Spencer Scott Travel takes wolf-enthusiasts into the Bale Mountains. The region is often called “The Roof of Africa,” a stunning, high-altitude mountain plateau where it’s believed half of the country’s wolf population lives. Only a handful of travelers each year are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.The Wolves of Yellowstone (Idaho/Montana)Spotting wildlife in Yellowstone National Park isn’t hard, but the park’s most interesting critters are also its most elusive, which is why going with a specially trained guide is key. On the Spring Wolves & Bears Expedition from Wildlife Expeditions, travelers trek deep into the park’s rugged backcountry in search of wolves emerging from their dens after the long, hard winter. With the right guide, it’s possible to catch canine parents teaching their pups and cubs essential survival skills like stalking and hunting prey. The tour also provides the opportunity to spot massive herds of bison, elk, moose, and deer, plus wild foxes and bald eagles.Arctic Fox (Manitoba, Canada)Churchill, Manitoba, is arguably the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.” Every year, thousands of travelers journey from around the world to tour the tundra in search of the regal bears. However, the region around Hudson Bay also teems with a large variety of other Arctic critters, including the elusive Arctic fox. On this Ultimate Churchill Adventure tour, travelers explore the frozen landscape with the aid of highly trained naturalist guides. The seven-day journey also includes once-in-a-lifetime day trips like dog-sledding through Canada’s breathtaking boreal wilderness and taking a helicopter tour into an active denning area for polar bears. Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart
Construction Starts on 1st of Stenas New RoPax Ferries
zoom Swedish ferry company Stena Line has held a steel cutting ceremony for the first of four RoPax vessels ordered in China. The steel cutting was held at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard on August 25, 2017.The vessels have a planned delivery timetable during 2019 and 2020 with Stena having an option to order a further four vessels as part of the overall contract.The ferries, which are expected to be 50% larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels, will be placed on the Irish Sea routes. They will feature a length of 214.5 meters and a width of 27.8 meters and will be able to reach a speed of 22 knots.With a capacity of more than 3,000 lane meters and an accommodation for 1,000 passengers, the ships are being built in line with Stena Line’s key strategic focus on sustainability, according to the company.“The new RoPax vessels will be among the most fuel efficient in the world with approximately 25% lower CO2 emissions per cargo unit than comparable RoPax tonnage… The vessels will run on traditional fuel, but are designed to the class notation “gas ready” and are also prepared for scrubbers as well as catalytic converters, giving us even greater flexibility for the future,” Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, commented.
Cape Breton Regional Police Report Released
The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) released its report into allegations of obstruction of justice by a member of the Cape Breton Regional Police today, Dec. 21. The SIRT investigation was initiated because of comments made by a person interviewed by police in October. Comments suggested that an officer may have inappropriately given information to that person about a potential search warrant in August. SIRT’s investigation revealed that the officer, a supervisor with the force, did nothing wrong. During an investigation in August conducted by the Cape Breton Regional Police, the officer had to decide between two possible investigative options. One was to give approval to those under his command to attempt to retrieve stolen property by obtaining a search warrant, and then possibly charge the person in possession. The second was to work with the person in possession of the goods to have the items returned directly to the police, without charges being laid. “The officer made a discretionary call to proceed with the second option. That decision weighed numerous factors,” said Ron MacDonald, SIRT’s independent director. “In the end, the goods were given to the police for return to the owners. This was a valid exercise of police discretion by a superior officer.” The report is available at http://gov.ns.ca/just/sirt.asp. SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of the independent civilian director. SIRT can independently launch an investigation or begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a public complaint. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished. A copy of the summary is also to be provided to the Minister of Justice and the police agency involved.
Woman held for selling drugs her family involved in 40 cases
New Delhi: A 60-year-old woman was nabbed from South Delhi’s Tigri area for selling drugs, police said on Tuesday. The investigators claimed that the accused’s family had been committing crime since 2006 and is involved in nearly 40 criminal cases.Police identified the accused as Anisha Ali who lives in the JJ Camp in Tigri. “On interrogation, the woman said that she has five sons, all are criminals and drug addicts,” an officer said. “The accused’s family has already gone to jail 24 times,” police said adding that the woman was involved in selling drugs from last 10 years. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Thakur said that around 36 gms of heroin recovered from her possession. The cost of the narcotics substance is more than five lakh rupees. “We are probing from where she was procuring drugs,” said Thakur. Adding further, he said that Anisha was also selling drugs to minors. She was active in Tigri and Sangam Vihar area. A team of Tigri police station under Inspector Sunil nabbed the woman. “She started this illegal business to fulfill the needs of her drug addicts sons. They are also in judicial custody, so she needs to support them. Selling drugs was her only source of income,” an officer said. “The people of the area are feeling very relieved with the arrest of this lady. Police have registered a case in this regard,” the officer added.
UNbrokered Afghan meeting set for Monday Security Council welcomes move
“We hope we have an agreement now for meeting,” Mr. Brahimi told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York after briefing the Security Council behind closed doors. “The participants are going to gather over the weekend, and the meeting will start hopefully on Monday.” Reacting to the news, Council President Ambassador Patricia Durrant of Jamaica said in a press statement that the body’s 15 members welcomed the convening of the meeting “as an indispensable first step towards the establishment of a broad-based representative government in Afghanistan.” She added that the members encouraged all parties to participate in this meeting “in good faith and without preconditions.” Mr. Brahimi said he had been “encouraged” by the statements of various parties. “We hope that this will be the beginning we’ve been looking for to end the conflict in Afghanistan and start building new institutions in the country.” He stressed that the UN would assist the Afghans themselves in this process. “I very, very much hope that out of this meeting, we will take some concrete decisions,” he said. “Kabul is now open, and the Northern Alliance themselves are saying that they want a moral representative body to govern.” Mr. Brahimi said the meeting would be attended by four “processes,” namely the Northern Alliance, composed of several parties united in fighting the Taliban; the Rome process, built around the King; the recent Peshawar Convention; and the Cyprus group, involving refugees and the Afghan diaspora. “We have convinced them that they should get together and form one single process,” he said.
Gallery Ohio State vs Indiana
Urban Meyer leads the Buckeyes onto the field prior to the start of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes faced off against Indiana on Oct. 6 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 49-26, improving their overall record to 6-0. Photos by Casey Cascaldo and Amal Saeed.
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Superfly Snuka passes away on Sunday at
January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Emerges without what? January 16, 2017 at 7:15 am Now Playing Up Next January 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm What’s odd is according to old reports from around the time of Argentino’s death, Vince was the one who was the mouthpiece for Snuka, essentially protecting his employee. WhatsApp Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Nick Noel Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Lindsay Lohan Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Now Playing Up Next January 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm It will be ignored. He wasn’t cleared of the charges they dismissed because he couldn’t stand trail Now Playing Up Next Twitter January 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm January 16, 2017 at 1:48 am WWE issues statement on passing of former Kaientai manager Wally Yamaguchi Even if you didn’t like Jimmy Snuka for what he did to his girlfriend back in 1983 (which is understandable) you still can’t help but feel sorry for his relatives and kids. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also issued the following tweet.Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away. Alofa atu i le aiga atoa. #RIPSuperfly— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2017WWE has yet to issue an official statement as of Sunday afternoon. WWE’s official Twitter account only retweeted comments by Tamina, The Rock and Jim Ross as of this writing.On behalf of the staff at Wrestleview.com, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Snuka during this very hard time.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 52.11%0:04Remaining Time -1:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Cameron Huff Hulk Hogan, Triple H and many more names react to the passing of King Kong Bundy And watch fools get all pissy when WWE doesn’t honor him. See as they ignore the fact he was not cleared of killing that woman the judge said “He can’t trail.” Glenn Wolf Playing devil’s advocate: Innocent until proven guilty… shows what you know Sorry now edited to make sense. Don’t recall if he stated there was money in it or not want to a copy for satisfying curiosity NJ Louch Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR unknown Jerry Lawler sues Hardeman County for $3 Million over death of his son Brian Lawler January 16, 2017 at 8:10 am January 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm Nick Noel Cameron Huff Dwayne Johnson: I bonded with late Paul Walker over our daughters Amon Bluezchyld Now Playing Up Next Nick Noel TheCyberZon Spelling Nazi here..it’s TRIAL. I would not have said anything..but you posted three times. FadingCaptain Pinterest He was cleared of the charges the other day Google+ Videos Articles 15 COMMENTS January 16, 2017 at 6:16 am Let us see WWE will handle his passing tomorrow on RAW. He was not cleared they were dismissed since he could not take part in a trail due his health January 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm January 16, 2017 at 8:21 am January 15, 2017 at 5:09 pm Al79 DAMN! One way or the other, I guess God is his judge now. Vin Diesel January 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm Jaime Miguel Facebook January 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm O. T. Fagbenle Colby January 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away on Sunday at the age of 73 after a long battle with stomach cancer as first reported by PWInsider.com.Snuka had recently had all homicide charges against him dropped back on January 3 in the murder trial for the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino in Allentown, Pennsylvania due to the court feeling that Snuka was mentally unfit to stand trial.Snuka’s daughter, WWE Superstar Tamina (Sarona) Snuka, posted the following on Instagram on Sunday about her father’s passing: Jaime Miguel Videos Articles If you can get a copy of his book he says Vince walks into a meeting with the police and emerges without it. Also Roddy Piper said he was the next OJ which really pissed off Snuka Comments are closed.
Woman gets nearly 5 years for assaulting deputy with her car
A woman was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for striking a Clark County sheriff’s deputy with a car and then fleeing at high speeds.Maryelena Clark, 27, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree assault and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Judge Suzan Clark followed the sentence jointly recommended by the defense and prosecutor’s office.Early on Feb. 25, Deputy Dylan Harris spotted a dark green, older Ford Taurus parked on the shoulder of the road near the intersection of Northeast 75th Street and Northeast 104th Avenue. Two women were standing outside and appeared to be loading objects into the car with the passenger’s door and trunk open, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Harris, suspicious they might have been loading stolen property or attempting to steal the car, pulled over and parked next to them. After he exited the patrol car, the women hurried into the Taurus, according to the affidavit. The passenger, Angelia M. Mason, yelled “Go, go, go!” The car rapidly accelerated, turned toward Harris and drove over his left foot despite his attempt to jump out of the way, the affidavit said.As the car continued, Harris opened the passenger’s door and attempted to pull Mason out of the car. Mason pushed his hand away as they drove off, and Harris’ hand was struck by the door frame, the affidavit said. The deputy said he lost his wristwatch during the incident.
A Moving Target Postal Inspectors Root Out Liquor By Mail
Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. A small team of federal law enforcement agents with the United States Postal Inspection Service is working to keep alcohol out of the mail. It’s one of the oldest law enforcement agency in the country, a group with a unique mission that chases after each suspicious package.Download AudioThis is the third installment profiling efforts to stem the flow of illegal alcohol to local option communities in the YK Delta.Transporting alcohol by boat, truck, or snow machine is the choice of most bootleggers trying to import alcohol into dry villages. But for people who live in more distant communities, or in times when river conditions make travel impossible, the United States Postal Service can be a tempting way for many to ship illegal cargo directly to the post office box of the recipient. It doesn’t always arrive as planned.Anchorage-based Postal Inspector Alan Damron spends his waking hours trying to stop bottles from reaching places where they will do harm. It’s completely illegal to send alcohol through US mail.“Sometimes it’s really obvious when something is, for instance, leaking whiskey or vodka and you can smell it a mile away. Those are the easy ones to find,” said Damron.Records of alcohol seizures over the past four years show dozens of shipments per year to local option communities intercepted by the Anchorage team. More are discovered by troopers in regional hubs. While a few broken microbrews or wine make the list, the vast majority sent to local option communities are vodka and whiskey. Many are a just few bottles, but shipments as large as 36 bottles of vodka or two dozen bottles of Rich & Rare whiskey were intercepted. Depending on the final destination, that can be worth thousands of dollars on the black market.Veteran Inspector Ron Zielinski is in an interim supervisor in Anchorage and spent eight years working the state’s alcohol cases. He says people try, with varying success, to hide liquor.“They burp the bottles, the plastic bottles that have air in them, they will break the seal, release the air, close them up and duct tape them. That was going on 15 years ago, it’s still going on today. Hiding it in anything… dog food. Switching it into apple juice bottles,” said Zielinski.Damron says their success relies more on people than it does on fancy technology or dogs that are used in drug enforcement.“With alcohol it’s different, the main way we get into the packages is talking to people, getting their side of the story. That’s usually talking to the people the packages are going to,” said Damron.The inspectors have eyes and ears on the ground in local contacts who give them tips. Damron spent time on the Kuskokwim River ice road this winter and also travels to bush communities.“We develop intelligence to find out who’s doing this, a lot of these the communities are so small, they know what’s going on in town,” said Damron.And as US mail is a highly protected federal service, they’ve trained and authorized deputized troopers in a unique program to do postal sorts and build cases, what they call force multipliers. For Damron, the connection between public safety and the alcohol and drugs he searches for is clear.“When we find a bottle of alcohol, it could be one less rape, one less assault or person abusing a child. It’s a huge motivation because I’m from here, born and raised in Alaska, during my whole life I’ve heard about the effects of alcohol in communities,” said Damron.Although it’s a federal misdemeanor to ship alcohol, the inspector’s cases are most often prosecuted at the state level where bootleggers can face felony level charges. Damron doesn’t know how many gallons elude inspectors and travel hundred of miles to illegally arrive in mailboxes, but he says every bottle is worth the effort.“You do the best you can do, you go to work every day and do your duties to the best of your abilities, but there’ definitely going to be stuff you don’t find,” said Damron. “But we’re not going to give up, we’re going to keep pushing and keeping finding and work with the state to hold people accountable for what they’re doing.”And as millions of parcels travel across the country, it’s going to happen package by package.
Extreme winds force Whittier tunnel shutdown
High winds in the Portage area and along Turnagain Arm on Monday morning closed the Anton Anderson Tunnel to vehicular traffic. The tunnel links Whittier to the Seward Highway.Download AudioThe state Department of Transportation made the announcement this morning. It was in effect until about 4 p.m. DOT spokeswoman Jill Reese:“This is probably a first. We are trying to break the record up there with wind conditions. It has had sustained winds up there of over 90 miles per hour.”Reese says the winds, which ripped through higher elevations South of Anchorage, knocked two semi-tailer trucks sideways and off the Portage highway which leads to the tunnel.“The decision was made to close the tunnel after two semis were blown off the road. One landed on it’s top, the other went into the ditch.”David Schofield, Whittier’s public safety director, says actually three trucks were affected on the Bear Valley approach to the tunnel.“Two trucks lost traction at least on the rear wheels of the trailer, and were able to recover, and one due to wind conditions was overturned by the high winds.”Schofield says the high winds did not affect downtown Whittier.Reese says extreme winds on the Glenn Highway have caused at least one semi to jacknife as well.NWS Meteorologist Dave Snider says Turnagain Arm, Portage Valley and Girdwood in Southcentral Alaska will potentially have higher winds again starting tomorrow night and into Wednesday. Snider says NWS will be watching ice conditions out across the west, with stronger southerly winds working up the west coast.“We’ll be watching for impacts along the coastline itself, whether that means stronger seas and waves across the coastline and the interaction with any changes in the ice out across the Bering Sea coast, so all these things are pretty large impacts that all play into this warmer weather pattern that we may be stuck in for a little while.”
Watch German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides massive 115feet high wave
Sebastian Steudtner (encircled) riding the 115-ft waveYouTubeSurfing is one of the most thrilling sports, both for the participants and the viewers. Watching daredevils use nature’s force for their own recreation is a spectacle in itself. Over the years, this activity has gone from being a mere pastime for beach-goers to a serious sport with many leading surfers of the world competing for trophies and recognition.In January last year, a German surfer called Sebastian Steudtner produced a performance that would leave even the most uninterested person gobsmacked. Surfing off the coast of Nazare in Portugal, the 33-year old was able to master a monsterous wave that was scary to even look at, leave aside venturing into it.The viewers who were present on the lighthouse fort of Praia de Norte saw the man from Nuremberg ride a wave that was 115-feet in height. The video of the incident has been seen by a large number of people running into millions. This surf was enlisted as one of the entries for the Ride of the Year trophy at WSL Big Wave awards.Sebastian Steudtner riding the 115-ft wave in Nazare, PortugalYouTubeJourney of the surferSteudtner learned the art of surfing at the age of nine when he was visiting France with his family for a vacation. This activity turned into a passion for the young boy and by the time he was in his teens, he wanted to master the art by learning it from professionals. His formal training happened in Hawai, USA.It was after his turning a professional that Praia de Norte came to be regarded as the spot for the highest and most consistent waves. It was here that he rode a 71-feet wave in 2014 to bag the XXL Biggest Wave Award. But last year, the German went even further by conquering the 115-feet wave. Daredevilry has seldom been seen in such a spectacular form.
Grappling with attrition IndiGo seeks to extend pilots notice period to 1
Amid rapid expansion plans driven by higher passenger growth, low airfares and stiff competition among domestic airlines, there is an increasing demand for pilots and cabin crew members. Not surprisingly then low-cost carrier IndiGo airlines has witnessed about 25 pilots leaving the company in the last six months and about a dozen of them have reportedly joined IndiGo’s competitors. Hence, in a bid to retain the pilots, airlines, including IndiGo, have either extended or they are considering to extend the length of minimum notice period to one year from six months previously, Press Trust of India reported. On its part, IndiGo claimed that other airlines are following the same (of increasing notice period time frame).”As for seeking the extension of mandatory minimum notice period to one year from six months, we would like to state that on behalf of Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), all member airlines of the FIA along with Air India and not IndiGo alone, have requested for the same,” PTI cited the airline’s statement as saying.The FIA is a federation of domestic airlines whose members include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.IndiGo is India’s largest airline in terms of market share at 39.8 percent in July. “As per the internal records, in the last six months, we have seen the exit of less than 25 pilots from IndiGo and less than half of them have joined any of our competitors,” the spokesperson told the news agency.IndiGo Airlines owner InterGlobe Aviation reported a 7.4 percent fall in net profit to Rs. 591.7 crore for the June quarter of financial year 2016-17 (FY 2017) on account of competitive fare price in India’s thriving airlines sector. Net profit in the corresponding quarter last fiscal was Rs. 638.8 crore.
ICICI Bank waives MDR on debit cards to blunt demonetisation effect boost
ICICI Bank won’t be charging merchant discount rate (MDR) on debit card transactions done at stores serviced by ICICI Merchant Services Ltd. (IMSL) between November 23 and December 31 2016. This will encourage buyers to opt for digital payments and thereby avoid cash crunch.”With this announcement, merchants serviced by IMSL will be able to accept payments on all Visa, Mastercard and RuPay debit cards without any cost to them, thus facilitating greater adoption of card based payments in the country in the wake of the demonetisation move. This announcement comes a day after ICICI Bank waived MDR on RuPay debit cards,” ICICI Bank said in a statement on Wednesday.In a related move, the government said that more banks have taken similar measures to boost digital payments by customers.”To promote greater use of debit cards, public sector banks and some of the private sector banks have decided to waive the MDR charges till 31.12.2016,” the finance ministry said on Wednesday.This comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) a few days ago said banks won’t levy charges on transactions done at ATMs by customers at banks, including those different from where they have accounts. This too is for a limited period, until December 31 2016.To blunt the criticism against the negative impact on people ever since demonetisation was brought into effect on November 8, the BJP-led NDA government has also decided to waive service charges on railway tickets booked on IRCTC.”In order to help passengers and incentives online payments, IRCTC Service charge has been waived off on booking of E-tickets and I-tickets from 23rd Nov 2016 to 31st Dec 2016,” IRCTC said in an update on its website. The decision to waive off the service charge was taken on Tuesday evening.In another update, State Bank of India and HDFC Bank went live with their United Payment Interface (UPI) services on Financial Technology Company Trupay.”With SBI and HDFC coming onboard – the total number of banks offering UPI services on Trupay has increased to 28 major banks,” TruPay said in a statement.
Extend full support to AAP Rajnath
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, asked the Delhi Police to extend full support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led government, as he reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s view that the states should be given every assistance, rising above party lines in keeping with the spirit of “cooperative federalism”.“I would like to maintain that a new party has got the mandate and a new government has been formed in Delhi. I expect you to extend full cooperation to this newly-formed government so that it can pave way for the city’s development,” Singh said at the 68th Raising Day parade of the Delhi Police on Monday. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 crore“And I would also like to assure the new government that Delhi Police will extend full support in maintaining law and order in the city and will not let any anti-social elements disrupt the development work,” he said.He appreciated the force’s efforts for ensuring safety of women in the national Capital, saying that not just the people of Delhi, but even the Prime Minister gets worried whenever there is a crime against any woman. He added that the Centre has asked all state governments to constitute Investigative Units on crimes against women. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedMeanwhile, speaking about the recent attacks on churches, Singh said that the Delhi Police Commissioner and other officials have taken strong action to prevent the repeat of such incidents. Different communities live here and small things become news, which affects the image of the Delhi Police.Moving on, Singh further said that the people from the North-eastern regions should not feel alienated in the national Capital. “I would like to say that if anybody practises discrimination against them, strict action would be taken,” he said. He also advised the Police to give protection to the lesser privileged and said that the force “should be sensitive to the right to livelihood of street vendors, rickshaw-pullers and traders and strive to win their blessings”. Stressing on the need for adopting modern technologies, Singh said that the new procedure for issuing the Police Clearance Certificate was a step in that direction. He said that the Delhi Police should take the lead to realise the Prime Minister’s dream of ‘SMART Police’ (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with Mobility; A-Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T-Trained and Techno-savvy). He also lauded the Himmat app, launched a few weeks ago, terming it an “effective application to provide security to women” in the national Capital.He also mentioned the probe into the 1984 riot cases by the SIT, assuring that justice would surely be bestowed upon the victims and their families.Notably, the Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi had invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet for the event, but nobody from the newly sworn-in AAP government attended the function. However, both the Home Minister and Bassi asked media persons not to “read too much” into the issue. “It is a matter of privilege. I am sure, he (Kejriwal) will attend tomorrow’s (Tuesday) ‘At Home’ function,” said Bassi.