IDBI Bank repolinked retail loans effective from Oct 1

first_imgMumbai: State-run IDBI Bank on Monday said the introduction of repo-linked retail loans would be effective from October 1. IDBI Bank had earlier said that it would introduce repo rate-linked home and auto loans with effect from September 10. However, in view of the RBI directive last week, to link all new floating rate retail loans (personal segments) to external benchmark with effect from October 1, the introduction had been deferred, it said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “IDBI Bank on August 30, 2019 had announced that it would introduce repo rate-linked home and auto loan with effect from September 10, 2019. However, in view of RBI directive issued on September 4, 2019, to link all new floating rate retail loans (personal segments) to external benchmark with effect from October 1, 2019, the introduction of repo-linked home loan and auto loan has been deferred,” it said in a statement. On September 4, RBI mandated banks to link fresh retail loans to external benchmark. The move is aimed at including fresh retail and MSME loans from October 1 where home, and auto loans will get cheaper. RBI’s repo rate is one such external benchmark.last_img read more

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Womens groups applaud Alberta legislation to drop 2 year limit for victims

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National NewsWomen’s groups in Alberta are applauding the province’s move to eliminate the time limit of when a sexual assault victim can sue a perpetrator.The legislation, introduced in Alberta’s legislation on Tuesday, will end the two year time limit of when a victim can seek a civil case against an accused.“I was really happy to hear that they extended it. I think it’s really important to our ladies, and gentlemen,” said Shawna Serniak, vice president of the Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association. “Whoever’s been in those situations to finally have that opportunity to still be able to be heard – even after the situation has happened.”Serniak said some women need more than two years to be ready to pursue a civil lawsuit.“Victims are going through a healing process. They’ve been violated. They’ve been through a horrific incident in their life. Maybe they just don’t have their voice to speak yet. They need to do it on their own comfort level. And when it is right for them,” she said.A civil lawsuit allows victims to sue alleged perpetrators for financial damages such as lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.”This new legislation will help to lift that veil of silence,” said Debra Tomlinson, CEO of the association of Alberta sexual assault services. “I think it may encourage more survivors to reach out for help. But most importantly it opens another door for survivors to seek justice.”The move to eliminate the time limit moves Alberta in line with other provinces. At the same time, Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley also included a victims of domestic abuse section in the bill.At a celebration Wednesday to celebrate International Women’s Day at Edmonton’s City Hall, the President of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, Muriel Stanley Venne said this bill would benefit all women in Alberta. Indigenous and non-Indigenous.“I am so pleased and so grateful that we have the Government we have. They have shown by their actions that they are in favour of women as full participating citizens in this country,” she said.Bill 2 is expected to be passed this spring.cstewart@aptn.calast_img read more

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Wrongful death suit filed over fatal helicopter crash during filming of reality

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The mother of a man killed when a helicopter crashed during a shoot for a reality television show has claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit that the aircraft’s operators and producers negligently operated the helicopter.Jerie S. Rydstrom filed the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the helicopter’s operators negligently maintained and operated the Bell 206B Jetranger that was used during filming. Darren Rystrom was one of three people, including a pilot, killed during the early morning crash on Feb. 10 in the Acton area of northeast Los Angeles County.The men were filming a scene for an untitled military-themed show being produced for the Discovery Channel, which is not named in the lawsuit.The case’s defendants are Van Nuys Copters and Orbic Air, the companies responsible for the lease of the helicopters; the estate of pilot David Gibbs; and reality television producers J.D. Roth and Todd Nelson.Phone messages left for the companies and the men were not immediately returned Thursday.“Defendants negligently failed to insure that the Bell 206B helicopter was functionally equipped and capable of operating over such terrain at night under visual meteorological conditions and failed to ensure that it was serviceable for the intended flight,” the suit states.The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for loss of companionship, earnings, and for the pain and suffering caused by Darren Rystrom’s death and any pain and mental anguish that he suffered during the crash.An initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board report stated the helicopter was being used for scenes in which an actor dropped a backpack to the ground from the hovering aircraft.The production crew on the ground was not filming at the time, but there was a camera operator aboard and a GoPro camera pointed at an actor in the left front seat, the report said. The recording devices were sent to NTSB headquarters for examination. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wrongful death suit filed over fatal helicopter crash during filming of reality show in Calif. by The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2013 2:41 pm MDT read more

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Kraft Heinz shedding 2600 jobs closing 7 factories in Canada US

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Kraft Heinz is closing is closing a plant in Canada and six others in the United States over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.The Canadian plant being closed is in St. Marys, a small town in southwestern Ontario.The other facilities being shuttered are in Fullerton and San Leandro, Calif., Federalsburg, Md.; Campbell, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Pa., and Madison, Wis.The closures will occur over the next 12 to 24 months.Specific details on the shutdown of the Ontario plant were not available, but the factory is believed to employ some 200 people.Its the second Heinz plant to suffer that fate in the last few years. After being acquired by 3G and Berkshire back in 2013, Heinz announced plans to phase out a number of plants, including one in Leamington, Ont., that had been in operation for more than a century.Around 740 full-time, permanent staff were going to be laid off as a result. However, Highbury Canco later agreed to buy the plant, saving at least 250 jobs.Michael Mullen, senior vice-president of corporate and government affairs at Kraft Heinz, said in a statement Wednesday that the decision to consolidate its manufacturing network was “a critical step in our plan to eliminate excess capacity and reduce operational redundancies for the new combined company.”“This will make Kraft Heinz more globally competitive and accelerate the company’s future growth,” he said. “We have reached this difficult but necessary decision after thoroughly exploring extensive alternatives and options.”Meanwhile, the company said it also will close its existing lunch-meat processing plant in Davenport, Iowa, and move production to a new state-of-the-art plant to be built several kilometres away within two years. Part of the company’s cheese production will also be moved away from Champaign, Ill.The company, co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, was formed from the merger of Kraft and Heinz earlier this year. The new company announced in August that 2,500 non-factory jobs would be cut following the merger.With the closures announced Wednesday, Kraft Heinz will have 41 plants in North America that employ about 18,000 people.— With files from The Canadian Press Kraft Heinz shedding 2,600 jobs, closing 7 factories in Canada, U.S. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2015 1:39 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 4, 2015 at 4:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Madison Mayor Paul Soglin speaks during a press conference at the Madison Municipal Building in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, about the closing of the Oscar Mayer plant on the city’s north side. The plant in Madison that has been around for nearly a century and currently employs about 1,000 people will close as part of business moves by the parent company, Kraft Heinz Food Co. announced Wednesday. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT read more

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Jets Could Use Tim Tebow At Running Back

The running back-deficient New York Jets could use Tim Tebow in the position, coach Rex Ryan said, although the team had not practiced him at the spot a few days before its game Sunday against New England.Backup running backs Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight missed two practices this week because of injury, opening a question to Ryan about the option of using Tebow as a ball-carrier.“That’s a possibility,” Ryan said. “The thing about Tim, with him being a football player like we’ve always talked about, by playing quarterback he knows all the positions and so, can you plug him in at running back? Can you plug him in at tight end, whatever? I think the answer is yes.”Powell injured his shoulder in Sunday’s win over the Colts, and McKnight hurt his ankle soon after.Tebow, officially the team’s backup quarterback behind Mark Sanchez, has 64 rushing yards this season, but almost all out of the Wildcat formation after a direct snap. He gained muscle mass over the offseason to help block in his new role with the punt-protection team. So although technically a quarterback, Tebow has acquired the physique for contact and has been used to block on offense as well.Tebow has played running back already this season, taking a couple of snaps at the position against the 49ers, but none of his carries have come as a back. They’ve all come from the shotgun as part of the Wildcat and read-option package.“I would be ready for whatever I would be asked to do, absolutely,” Tebow said Wednesday.But to be exclusively a running back?“I don’t know,” Tebow said. “It’s not something that’s been talked (about) or planned or worked on at all, so probably not.”Belichick, speaking Wednesday, said Tebow is “really another running back for them.” read more

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Modular marks 250th customer mine with system for Vale Pico

first_imgIn mid-March 2015, Modular Mining Systems Inc (MMSI), provider of real-time mine management solutions, announced that Vale, the world’s leading iron ore provider, has selected Modular technologies for its Pico open-pit mine site in Brazil. This agreement marks the signing of Modular’s 250th customer mine, as well as more than 20 years of partnership with Vale.Details of another recent MMSI customer are to be found in the article on surface drilling and loading in the April issue of International Mining magazine; which also covers the latest on MMSI’s MasterLink WLAN for mines.In a meeting held on March 6 at the Pico Mine, Davi Freire, General Manager, Modular Brazil and Michael Lewis, VP, Product Innovation, Modular; presented Vale’s Alano Reis Teixeira, Mine Operations Manager, with a plaque commemorating the milestones. “Pico Mine has plans to optimise our operations and we expect that Modular’s mine management systems will help us achieve our goals quickly,” said Teixeira.Modular’s partnership with Vale began in 1993, when the Carajás mine, Vale’s largest operation and producer of some of the world’s highest quality iron ore, became Modular’s first customer in Brazil. Since the initial installation, Modular has continued to deliver mine management solutions to a growing Brazilian market.Over the years, Vale has implemented Modular’s technologies at 14 of its mines, worldwide. “The fact that Vale continues to trust and rely on us speaks volumes about the value that Modular products bring to their organisation,” said Lewis. “We are grateful for customers like Vale who, by providing valuable insights and contributions to our product development roadmaps over the years, have been instrumental in our ongoing success.”“We are honoured that Vale has maintained such a long-standing relationship with Modular. We are committed to supporting Vale, and the mining industry as a whole, to help them meet and exceed their operational goals,” added Freire.Upon commissioning, the DISPATCH® Fleet Management system will optimise haulage operations on Pico’s extensive fleet of trucks, shovels, drills, loaders, dozers and auxiliary equipment units. Additionally, the mentioned MasterLink® Enterprise solution will provide the operation’s wireless network infrastructure.Dr James White, one of the founders of MMSI, was inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame this February.last_img read more

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10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives

first_imgIN 2008, THINGS seemed quite rosy. Sipping on our frappuccinos, applying for 100 per cent mortgages and buying designer clothes on trips to New York were just our little ways of treating ourselves.But on 30 September 2008, things changed with the signing of the bank guarantee following crisis talks involving the then-Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, and the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan.Their aim was to prevent Anglo Irish Bank collapsing, and in turn prevent other banks following suit.Turns out that the trickle-down effect of the bank guarantee affected us in all sorts of unexpected ways, from what we ate to what we wore… and maybe gave us a new appreciation for the things we have.Here’s how things changed:HousesPic: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandThen: Your parents encouraged you to buy a houseNow: Your parents say they always told you not to buy a housePic: ShutterstockThen: 100 per cent mortgagesNow: Living with your parentsFoodPic: e_calaamar/FlickrThen: Hipster food eaten off a giant plate with a smear of ‘jus’Now: Hipster food eaten off a plank with a jam-jar for a glassMusicRobin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. Pic: Charles Sykes/AP/Press Association ImagesThen: Katy Perry singing I Kissed A Girl was controversialNow: Miley Cyrus twerking in the nip is controversialHolidays Pic: Cookie/FlickrThen: Buying holiday property in BulgariaNow: Buying bucket and spade in BundoranPic: ShutterstockThen: Holiday in AustraliaNow: Emigrating to AustraliaDrinksPic: Ruanon/FlickrThen: Drinking FrappucinoNow: Drinking kombuchaTransportPic: D464=Darren Hall/FlickrThen: SUV/JeepNow: The busShoppingPic: Mad Mod Smith/FlickrThen: SuperquinnNow: SupervaluPic: Paulo Rená/FlickrThen: Buying made to measure suitsNow: ‘Thanks, Penneys’Read: Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry>last_img read more

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Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold report

first_imgA REBEL COMMANDER has frozen to death in the bitter cold brought by a snowstorm that has swept Syria this week, a monitoring group has said.“The body of a rebel commander who was on his way from (the northwestern province of) Idlib to Homs (in central Syria) has been found. He died during the snowstorm,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP there were no signs of gunshots or other wounds and that the body was “frozen.”Abdel Rahman said the unnamed commander, in his 40s, was a member of the Islamist Suqur al-Sham brigades.The Britain-based Observatory also reported that the frozen bodies of two men in their 30s were found in Homs province on a road to neighbouring Hama province.It could not say whether they were rebels or civilians.Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has brought icy temperatures to several countries in the Levant.Starting last Wednesday, the snowstorm brought sudden, low temperatures, below zero in some areas, not only to Syria, but other countries in the region.People play in the snow in Damascus (AP Photo) By Saturday temperatures were starting to improve but several areas were completely covered in snow including Damascus, battle-torn Qalamoun, Aleppo province and Homs.People living in rebel-held areas, where there are fuel, electricity and food shortages, have been especially affected by the storm, as have refugees living in tents in neighbouring countries.The main opposition National Coalition reported on Thursday that a baby and a child died of cold in Aleppo, northern Syria, and Rastan, in Homs.Fighting continues But the icy weather did not stop the fighting on a key front at Adra, east of Damascus. Battles have been raging there for four days, ever since Islamist rebels launched an offensive aimed at capturing one of the main entrances to the capital.The army hit back with a broad counter-offensive, and on Saturday, a security source in Damascus told AFP “the army’s operations are continuing. Starting yesterday, we identified the areas where the terrorists are positioned and we are attacking them.”President Bashar al-Assad’s regime brands rebels and dissidents as “terrorists.”The source also said a “savage massacre” had been committed in Adra on Wednesday, without specifying a toll.The Observatory had reported 15 civilians were killed Wednesday and Thursday. On Saturday, it said another 12 bodies had been found near Adra, and that “activists have accused the regime of killing them.”Syria’s war has killed more than 126,000 people in nearly three years, and forced millions more to flee their homes.- © AFP, 2013Read: European leaders ‘should hang their heads’ over Syrian refugee crisis > Read: ‘Clear and convincing evidence’ that chemical weapons used in Syria >last_img read more

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A father to everyone Tributes paid to Quebec shooting victims

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Catou MacKinnon/Twitter Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 9:00 AM Share58 Tweet Email By Órla Ryan 37 Comments ‘A father to everyone’: Tributes paid to Quebec shooting victims Six men died in the attack, which took place during evening prayers at a mosque. Jan 31st 2017, 9:00 AM center_img Short URL ULaval describes professor Khaled Belkacemi killed during mosque shooting as ‘distinguished, passionate & truly involved’ #QCshooting pic.twitter.com/k19GjDrIkW— Catou MacKinnon (@CatouCBC) January 30, 2017 http://jrnl.ie/3214367 THE VICTIMS OF a shooting at a mosque in Quebec have been named.Six men were killed in the attack on Sunday night, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau characterised as a terrorist act. The victims had been saying evening prayers when the shooting happened. Alexandre Bissonnette Source: FacebookAlexandre Bissonnette, a French Canadian university student, was charged with the killings yesterday. He was known for far-right, nationalist views and his support of the French right-wing party led by Marine Le Pen.Local media has named the victims, with CBC News reporting a businessman, professor and fathers of young children are among the dead.More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting began and witnesses described a scene of chaos as worshippers scrambled to find friends and loved ones.In addition to the six dead, 19 people were wounded — all men. Of the five victims who remained hospitalised, two were in critical condition, authorities have said. The dead ranged in age from 39 to 60. Khaled Belkacemi Source: Laval University INAFCBC has the below information about the victims:Azzeddine Soufiane (57) – a father-of-three, grocer, butcher and longtime Quebec City residentKhaled Belkacemi (60) – a father and agri-food engineering professor at Laval UniversityAboubaker Thabti (44) – a pharmacy worker with two young childrenMamadou Tanou Barry and Ibrahima Barry (42 and 39) – brothers from Guinea who also both had young childrenAbdelkrim Hassane (41) – an Algerian with three young daughtersAmine Noui, a friend and customer, told CBC Soufiane was one of the first people he met when he moved to Quebec, saying: “He was very nice, social, well-liked by all his customers.”Ali Ouldache, another local man, said Soufiane was “a father to everyone, a brother to everyone — very tolerant, very respectful”. 10,338 Views Belkacemi’s son Amir said his father was “a good man, an example of resilience, a man loved by all, a professor … a man who left his country to give his family a chance to live far away from horror”.First-degree murderBissonnette was yesterday charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.The 27-year-old suspect, who has espoused support for Le Pen and US President Donald Trump on his Facebook page, was known to those who monitor extremist groups in Quebec, François Deschamps, an official with a refugee advocacy group, said.“It’s with pain and anger that we learn the identity of terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette, unfortunately known to many activists in Quebec for taking nationalist, pro-Le Pen and anti-feminist positions at Laval University and on social media,” Deschamps wrote on the Facebook page of the group, Bienvenues aux Refugiés, or Welcome to Refugees.An anthropology and political science major at Laval University in Quebec City, Bissonnette had also expressed support on his Facebook profile for Génération Nationale, a group whose manifesto includes the rejection of “multiculturalism”.Authorities said Bissonnette was unknown to police.The grandson of a decorated World War II veteran, Bissonnette appears in a Facebook photo as a boy dressed as an army cadet, a military leadership programme for Canadian youths. Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces and do not receive military training. The Eiffel Tower’s lights were switched off in memory of the victims of the attack in Quebec Source: Francois Mori/APTrudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both characterised the attack as a terrorist act, which came amid strong criticism around the world over Trump’s temporary travel ban for people from seven Muslim countries into the US.Canada is generally welcoming toward immigrants and all religions, but the French-speaking province of Quebec has had a long-simmering debate about race and religious accommodation. The previous separatist government of the province called for a ban on ostentatious religious symbols, such as the hijab, in public institutions.Trudeau said in Parliament the victims were targeted simply because of their religion. Speaking directly to the more than one million Muslims who live in Canada, he said, “We are with you, 36 million hearts are breaking with yours.”The prime minister later attended a vigil along with thousands of people in front of Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church, just around the corner from the mosque that was attacked. It was one of many vigils in Canada. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was darkened in respect to the victims, as was the CN Tower in Toronto.The mosque has been a target of hate crimes in the past, including last summer when a pig’s head was left on its doorstep during Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. Practicing Muslims do not eat pork.Contains reporting from AP Read: Quebec suspect a 27-year-old far-right nationalist who recently ‘liked’ Facebook page of Trumplast_img read more

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The time to leave had come Strootman

first_imgThe new Marseille footballer said he did not leave Serie A club Roma because of Steven Nzonzi’s signingAfter weeks of rumors, Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman has signed with Marseille, and he has said “it was time to leave” Roma.The footballer completed today a €28m move to French Ligue 1 club Marseille, after five years with the Italian Lega Serie A team Roma.“It’s a great club and a great challenge,” Strootman said at his press conference as quoted by Football Italia.“I’m really happy to be here. I talked to the coach, the president, and the sporting director.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“This club wants to win and I want to help them achieve their goals. I’m happy to be here,” he added.“[Rudi] Garcia is a special person for me, he took me to Roma and he wanted me again. I spoke to him about the tactical system and everything else, I hope he’s as happy with me as he was in previous years.”“Did I leave Roma because of Nzonzi? It’s not like if a player comes in I leave, they’ve signed a lot of players,” he said.“It’s normal, it’s a great club and they were right to sign them, competition is normal.”“It was right to leave, the time had come, I’d been in Rome for five years. [Juventus’ Medhi] Benatia told me positive things about this club,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Manuel Lanzini could make a comeback for West Ham

first_imgArgentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini is in the frame for a possible return to action for the first time in eight months.After being named in Argentina’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Lanzini had been preparing for the upcoming tournament when he sustained a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training in June.The 26-year-old has since spent the past eight months working hard on his recovery from injury and made a welcome return to training in January for West Ham.Now Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he may name Lanzini in the team to face 19th-place Fulham on Friday in a Premier League match.Samir Nasri, who signed for West Ham in the January transfer window after serving a drug ban, is also in contention to return after recovering from a small calf problem.“For this game we have the squad which played most of the games and maybe Lanzini and Nasri can be included on that squad list,” said Pellegrini on the club website.“They worked not only today but they worked the complete week. We will talk to the medical staff about whether we can use them.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“All four playmakers in our squad were injured, which is always difficult, so the return of both of them injects more quality into the squad.”Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere though continues to be a doubt with a new ankle problem and has made just five appearances for West Ham this season after arriving for free last summer.“We will analyse Jack Wilshere next week, then we will be more clear about his future,” added Pellegrini.Friday’s opponents Fulham are eight points adrift of safety in the Premier League table and have only managed one win in their last six league matches.“It’s a tricky game against a team fighting not to be relegated,” said Pellegrini.“They have a good manager and signed a lot of good players, so it will not be easy if we don’t play as we did against Liverpool and in the first 45 minutes against Crystal Palace.“We must start the game fast and play well with a good tempo to get the result that we want.”LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Mark Noble of West Ham United (3R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher seeks to toss slaying case over withheld evidence

first_img AP May 29, 2019 Posted: May 29, 2019 Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher seeks to toss slaying case over withheld evidence AP, SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 want the case thrown out because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct that includes withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the defense.Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher plan to ask a military court Thursday in San Diego to dismiss the case or remove the prosecutor and, possibly, have the judge himself step aside.“Gallagher’s case has been irreparably corrupted by a government campaign of outrageous and illegal conduct,” attorney Tim Parlatore said in the opening salvo of his motion to dismiss the charges. “This prosecution threatens to make an unequivocal farce of our justice system.”The hearing — originally scheduled Wednesday but postponed for a day — comes with Gallagher’s trial less than two weeks away and amid mounting pressure from defense lawyers who discovered prosecutors planted tracking software in emails sent to them and a journalist that may have violated attorney-client privilege and other constitutional rights.The Navy has said the software was used as part of an investigation to find the source of news leaks and that it did nothing wrong and has no plans to remove the prosecutor. A spokesman wouldn’t comment on the motions.Among the evidence apparently kept from the defense were results of a polygraph exam Gallagher was given weeks before his arrest on charges that he fatally stabbed an injured young teenage militant and picked off civilians from a sniper’s perch.Gallager knew at the time he was under investigation and denied committing any war crimes during the test, Parlatore said in court papers. Gallagher was told he passed the exam.Parlatore said he only knows about the exam because his client told him about it and investigation documents showed efforts to schedule the test.Polygraphs, commonly referred to as lie-detector tests, are not admissible in civilian or military courts because they are “not an indication of truth,” said Gary Solis, a former military judge and Marine Corps prosecutor who teaches law at Georgetown.Passing such a test means the person answered most of the key questions without any indication of lying.It’s debatable whether the results would be considered evidence of innocence, and therefore the prosecution would not necessarily have to turn them over to the defense, Solis said.The judge could admonish the defense for revealing polygraph results because it could taint the jury in the case, Solis said.The effort to get the case thrown out comes as President Donald Trump has considered pardoning several service members accused of war crimes, including Gallagher, who has pleaded not guilty.Gallagher’s family has lobbied vigorously for his freedom and dozens of Republican lawmakers have rallied to his cause.Prosecutors have said Gallagher stabbed the injured militant and then posed for a photo with the corpse for his re-enlistment ceremony. He sent a text to fellow SEALs later saying, “I got this one with my hunting knife.”Parlatore dismissed that as a joke that reflects the dark humor of a warrior. No blood was found on the knife by forensics experts, he added.Parlatore said he’s aware of evidence that showed at least one member of Gallagher’s squad practiced medical procedures on the militant when he was dead or nearly dead, which might indicate he died from a different cause.He said witnesses would be willing to testify to that, but prosecutors have said they’re unaware of anything performed on him that was not medically necessary or any alternative cause of death.Parlatore also claimed that prosecutors can’t prove that Gallagher shot a young girl and old man because charges of attempted murder are based only on rumors and inadmissible hearsay.Gallagher faces trial June 10.___Melley reported from Los Angeles. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Trump disputes claims of insensitive comment toward family of fallen soldier

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – President Donald Trump is disputing claims that he told the family of a soldier killed in Niger that the man “knew what he signed up for.”As the body of U.S. Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson returned home to South Florida Tuesday afternoon, his grieving wife — six months pregnant with their third child — could be seen laying her head on the casket.The mourning of the Green Beret is now being overshadowed by claims by Rep. Frederica Wilson that, over speakerphone, the president made insensitive comments to the grieving family.“Sarcastically he said, ‘But you know he must have known what he signed up for,’” Wilson said.Wilson elaborated in a phone call with CNN. “Basically, he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts,” she said. “That is not something that you say to a grieving wife.”Wilson personally knew Sgt. Johnson through her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence program. She went on to say that she was so disturbed by the call that she wanted to take matters into her own hands.“I asked them to give me the phone because I wanted to speak with him, and I was gonna curse him out. That was my reaction at that time,” she said. “I was livid, but they would not give me the phone.” Interestingly 2 members of the family confirmed @RepWilson’s account to me. @realDonaldTrump @wsvn pic.twitter.com/ie9dbeML1C— Nicole Linsalata (@nlinsalataon7) October 18, 2017Wilson later responded to say she has no reason to lie.“The president, evidently, is lying, because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the President of the United States with a dead soldier in my community,” she said in an interview with CNN. The U.S. Defense Department has since launched an investigation into what went wrong in Niger.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump and was not the only one who heard and was dismayed by his insensitive remarks.— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) October 18, 2017Wilson later responded to say she has no reason to lie. center_img “The president, evidently, is lying, because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the President of the United States with a dead soldier in my community,” she said in an interview with CNN.In an additional interview with 7News, Wilson continued to maintain her version of events.“He’s a lie because I have witnesses. They already tweeted out,” Wilson said. “If he has proof, bring it on.”Wilson also spoke on the situation that led to the deaths of the four soldiers.“What he needs to be doing is watching because this is his Benghazi,” she said. “La David was separate from the rest of the group for two days — 48 hours — why? Was he kidnapped? Why did those soldiers not have armored trucks? Why did they have weapons that were less than Boko Haram and ISIS? Why were they not protected? How were they able to be overrun by terrorists when they’re there to train the army. They didn’t go there to fight.”Wilson claimed the whole situation involving the family is a cover-up.Since making the claims, Wilson also said she’s received threats from some white nationalists. “The white nationalists are calling saying, ‘We’re going to get you. You’re talking about our president,’ He’s everybody’s president,” she said. Johnson’s family later confirmed the conversation to 7News, and the Master Sergeant told a 7News reporter that the family was not comforted by the phone call.“When she got off the phone, she was crying, and she said, ‘He was calling him “Your guy.” He didn’t even know his name.’ My goodness, how sad,” Wilson said.Trump later tweeted out and disputed the claims, Wednesday morning.“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Trump wrote without specifying what proof he had.Trump later reinforced his stance. “Didn’t say what that congresswoman said. Didn’t say it at all,” he said. “She knows it, and she now is not saying it.”A spokesperson for the White House also said that although the call wasn’t recorded, there were others in the room when Trump made the call.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke on Wilson’s claims Wednesday. “I think it is appalling what the Congresswoman has done in the way that she’s politicized this issue,” she said. last_img read more

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New Haven Biz Launches as Print Magazine

first_imgThe magazine, which is filling a five-year-long gap of not having a regional b2b print publication, will focus on highlighting in-depth long-form form stories, including the October edition’s feature on the future of Long Wharf Theatre, and a profile on student entrepreneurs. Meanwhile breaking news will remain a feature for the newsletters and website, according to Rick’s report. New Haven Biz’s inaugural October issue.New Haven Biz, a b2b website and e-newsletter covering the business community of southern Connecticut, launched its premier print magazine this month. The magazine debuts in October and will carry a frequency of eight issues per year. It’s a free, controlled circulation magazine for an audience of business executives in New Haven, Fairfield, and Middlesex counties, including CEOs and senior-level managers. Its initial print run is 9,500, according to the publication’s media kit.Currently, the business news site, which is a subset of the Hartford Business Journal and New England Business Media, offers a thrice-weekly e-newsletter, which launched last year, and will continue distributing content through that medium in addition to the new glossy. According to a report by Markeshia Ricks for the New Haven Independent, New England Business Media CEO Peter Stanton, “likened the difference between the e-newsletter that business readers have been receiving since 2017 and the new magazine to tapas and a full course meal: One is for quick small bites of what’s now, the other for savoring.” Ronni Rabin, senior account manager, also said in the New Haven Independent report that newsletter recipients have been wanting a print publication for some time and that “the magazine also will serve as a catalyst for special marketing events and experiential marketing.” last_img read more

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Ballot Proposition Would Benefit Barksdale AFB Northwest Louisiana Leaders Say

first_imgLeaders in northwest Louisiana are urging residents to approve a ballot proposition that would increase the hotel occupancy tax as a way to better position Barksdale Air Force Base ahead of a future BRAC round.One of the groups that would share the extra funds generated if the vote is successful is the Ark-La-Tex Regional Air Service Alliance, which plans to use the money for incentive packages to airlines to expand air service to Shreveport Regional Airport.Securing air service from the Shreveport-Bossier area to major hubs such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., will benefit Barksdale and economic development overall in the region, according to GB Cazes, president of the alliance.“Another round of BRAC is coming to Barksdale in the next few years. One knock on our community has been transportation and the ease of getting in and out. Getting a direct flight to Washington, D.C., or Charlotte would have a great impact for Barksdale. If we get those connections to Chicago and D.C., we are one stop from the world … just like Atlanta and Houston,” Cazes said.Funds generated by a higher tax would be shared evenly among the alliance, the Independence Bowl Foundation and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. The proposition, which would increase the hotel tax from 4.5 percent to 6 percent, will only pass if both Bossier and Caddo parishes approve it, reported the Bossier Press-Tribune. Residents go to the polls Nov. 21. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 18 Senate v House Showdown

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /15:52 Listen X – / 3On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down these tumultuous topics in Texas political news:Businesses reply to the “Bathroom Bill”Democrats running for governor – who’ll step up to the plate?Dawnna Dukes plea deal diesAir conditioning in Texas prisonsThen the profs dig deep into – once more with feeling! – this very special session. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

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Money matters and artistic concerns

first_imgThe basic concept was to engage and entertain day to day basic human needs to project the upcoming Budget 2015.The material which has been used includes telephonic wires, cylinder, film roll, CPU, monitor,  etc. The budget is scheduled to be announced on February 28 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.On congratulating students, RC Dalal, Executive Director of Fashion Technology said, “As the date of Budget comes around, our expectations arose and our students have perfectly shown this through the use of materials which we all use in our day to day basic needs.” A team of eight students prepared the whole installation which was headed by Kappil Kishor, Senior Faculty Member of JD Institute of fashion Technology. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The institute has been a distinctively eminent name in the design fraternity of India for two and a half decades now. Founded in 1988, the institute is more often than ever, looked upon as a nationwide cornerstone for all the fervent aspirants who endeavor to make a lucrative career in the disciplines of either fashion, interiors or jewellery.The institute focuses on creating the designers of tomorrow.  The institute is committed to anticipating and fulfilling the ever-changing requirements of the design industry by producing world-class designers. JD provides the perfect setting for aspirants to become professionally competent, confident and translating talent into a rewarding career. This provides young JEDIIANS an optimum exposure to the real world of fashion by taking assignments with choicest of brands, participating in selected shows, exhibitions and competitions, while pursuing their education.last_img read more

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Owen Chadwick historian of Christianity dies at 99

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Chadwick was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1941 after experiencing a religious awakening partly inspired by imprisoned anti-Nazi German cleric Martin Niemoller.He went on to hold professorships in both ecclesiastical and modern history, a relatively unusual feat.Chadwick’s first book, “John Cassian: A Study in Primitive Monasticism,” looked at the early centuries of Christianity, but much of his work focused on the post-Reformation period.His many books included “A History of Christianity,” ”The Reformation,” ”The Victorian Church” and “The Secularization of the European Mind in the 19th Century.” With his brother Henry Chadwick he oversaw the 16-volume “Oxford History of the Christian Church.”Chadwick’s wife Ruth died earlier this year. He is survived by their four children.His funeral will be held Aug. 3, followed by a memorial service at a later date.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help LONDON (AP) — Scholar and priest Owen Chadwick, whose works explored the history of Christianity over two millennia, has died at the age of 99.Chadwick’s family said in a death notice in the Telegraph newspaper that he died peacefully at home in Cambridge, southern England, on July 17.Chadwick studied at Cambridge — where he also played rugby for the university — and spent much of his career in the academic town. He was master of Selwyn College between 1956 and 1983 and university vice-chancellor from 1969 to 1971. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Sponsored Stories Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more

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Private Mortgage Insurance Continues to Gain Strength

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp. Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. Mortgage Insurance Mortgage Insurance Companies of America Radian Guaranty Inc. Service Providers 2013-08-30 Tory Barringer Private Mortgage Insurance Continues to Gain Strength August 30, 2013 470 Views Private mortgage insurers reported a slight increase in activity in July.[IMAGE]According to data released by “”Mortgage Insurance Companies of America””:http://www.privatemi.com/index.cfm (MICA), member companies issued 50,575 policies to start the year’s second half, up from 49,666 in June and 39,192 in July 2012. [COLUMN_BREAK]Dollar volume of primary new insurance written totaled $13.0 billion, marking the fifth straight month of gains. (Despite a decline in policies issued in June, dollar volume still saw an increase to $12.3 billion).Total primary insurance in force was $413.0 billion as of the end of July, the companies reported.After falling in June, the number of private mortgage insurance applications ticked up in July, climbing to 53,502–indicating another potential increase in activity in the near future.Meanwhile, MICA members reported 21,930 defaults and 17,156 cures in July, bringing the cure-to-default ratio down to 78.2 percent–its lowest level since last September.Statistics came from “”Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation””:http://mortgageinsurance.genworth.com/, “”Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation””:http://www.mgic.com/, and “”Radian Guaranty Inc.””:http://www.radian.biz/page?name=HomePagecenter_img Share in Originationlast_img read more

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The Scottsdale Bridge Paolo Soleris only built b

first_imgThe Scottsdale Bridge, Paolo Soleri’s only built bridge, is a suspension bridge and the subject of the video, “Soleri Pedestrian Bridge: Design Development.” Scottsdale Public Art first approached Paolo Soleri to design a pedestrian bridge over the Arizona Canal in 1990. The video shows the design process over the years and describes the final version’s pulsing interaction with the rhythm of the city and the sun.[early version of the Scottsdale Bridge -Soleri Archives, Cosanti Foundation] The exhibition includes sketchbooks and scrolls, which by their nature, present problems for full display. A sketchbook of 400 pages can be opened in only one place at a time, showing only two pages. A scroll, typically 20 – 180 feet long, can be arranged to show only a small portion.  “The Drawings of Paolo Soleri: Sketchbooks and Scrolls” gives the viewer a sense of the material in its totality.Tomiaki Tamura made the videos and is guest curator for the exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition closes January 23, 2011. The Scottsdale Bridge opening and dedication celebrations are scheduled for Saturday, December  11th.[1962 Sketchbook -Soleri Archives, Cosanti Foundation] December 10, 2010Three new videos about Paolo Soleri and his work were made to show with the current exhibition, “Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The video, “Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri,” introduces and clarifies the role of bridge design in Soleri’s evolving work. The video traces development  from early experiments in concrete to incorporating the cosmic potential of the natural world and using a bridge as a cultural container for the city, combining habitation with the traditional bridge function of connecting the landscape. Suspension bridges, a later design exploration, pulsate with the rhythm of the environment.[Stonebow 1969 -Soleri Archives, Cosanti Foundation]last_img read more

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