OSU Is Rolling, And Mason Rudolph Is Singing Garth Brooks

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Mason Rudolph is done for the day (I think) after throwing his second touchdown pass against Southeastern Louisiana, and he’s clearly enjoying himself. After No. 2 found Jhajuan Seales for his second six of the day, he turned on the pipes and crooned some “Friends In Low Places” at Austin Hays.Mason Rudolph: “(Austin) Hays and I, that’s kind of our song. He loves to sing it. It was a duet.” https://t.co/8Mg8N6QazN— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 4, 2016This is the “Mike Gundy sitting on a metal folding chair” moment of 2016 so far. Long live QB1.Let’s check in on the #okstate game. pic.twitter.com/haaVstY4y9— brooke clay (@ruralgoneurban) September 3, 2016last_img read more

1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit to …

first_img Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit has garnered worldwide attention. The Summit to be held on February 25th 2014 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of the Executive Office has been organized by Drydocks World & Maritime World in partnership with Mare Forum. The event to be held at Madinat Jumeriah has generated overwhelming interest & participation from both the regional and international marine, maritime and shipping sectors. This professional forum will bring together policy makers and chief executives of industry in a decisive dialogue and debate, where business strategy and policy-making for today and tomorrow’s issues can be realized with optimal results. As top international business leaders will be in Dubai to formulate The Big Picture for the Marine, Maritime and offshore industry.The event has also drawn interest from many sponsors & these include Dubai Maritime City, The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries, The Emirates Classification (Tasneef) The Emirates Classification (Tasneef) Emirates Classification – Tasneef, RINA Group- Italy, Al Ghurair Resources, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Mubarak Marine, the Marshall Islands Registry, Lloyd’s Register, GMS Leadership, Robban Assafina Magazine and Ship to Shore and many more.The Summit will focus on topics relating to global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy, its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry. Year 2013 turned out to be well-balanced for global energy markets. Demand has risen from Asian markets and competition from unconventional hydrocarbon production has increased and this represents shifts in the established global energy order. Besides, demand due to increased population and economic growth and ensuing power requirements has placed heavy emphasis on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources to attain sustainable development.Industry experts expect global energy consumption to rise by 41 percent from 2012 to 2035. That’s an annual growth rate of 1.5 percent. Most of that increase will come from the emerging economies while energy use in the advanced countries will increase, mainly because of new efficiencies. Oil, natural gas and coal will each comprise about 27 percent of the energy mix with the rest coming from nuclear, hydroelectricity and renewable sources. Natural gas consumption is expected increase at 1.9 percent a year. The role of gas in an expanding energy market, opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market will be discussed.The event will examine the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. The dry bulker market utilization is set to improve from this year with increase in demand. The tanker market is changing in favour of product tankers due to a forecasted increase in tonne-mile demand for all types of product types. The VLCC fixture activity is also seen to be picking up gradually giving a positive outlook for the future. Market issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management are other topics that would be discussed. The future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster in the light of Dubai dynamics of today and the future for the next 10 to 20 years and beyond will be discussed. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will also be covered.His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and Chairman of Mare Forum Dubai said, “We are truly honored to have such global business leaders who will not only discuss and exchange thoughts but will formulate opinion and present conclusions and synthesis over the future of the marine and maritime industry. This forum is a comprehensive one, which will provide a total new outlook to future maritime business. The Global leaders will spend the 2nd day on special business discussion and visits to major maritime centers. The event will focus global attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai as a critical hub for the industry. This is the first of a series of international forums in Dubai with focus on world-wide recognition of the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai, the UAE & the region within industry circles.”The speakers and discussion panelists are drawn from high profile personalities from various sectors in the industry and will include Jannis Kostoulas, President Mare Forum; Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO, TASNEEF; Ugo Salerno, Group CEO, RINA; Djamal Djoury, CEO, Ghurair Resources; Roberto Giorgi, Honorary President, V.Ships; Chris Wiernicki, CEO & President, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) ; Henrik O. Madsen, Group CEO – DNV GL; Robert Lorenz-Meyer, Chairman, Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG and Past President BIMCO; Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation; Alexander M. Economides, Director, EPT USA; Theofilos Xenakoudis, Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry; Marco Albers, Head of Transport & Export Finance, Managing Director, DekaBank; Kevin Tang, Director, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny, Singapore; and several others leaders from globally renowned shipping and maritime organizations. Drydocks World, January 27, 2014last_img read more

Le gala de remise des prix pour la création en NouvelleÉcosse met

first_imgLes membres de la communauté artistique et culturelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont invités à assister au cinquième gala annuel de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse qui aura lieu le 29 octobre au Quai 21, à Halifax. Le gala, organisé par le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, célébrera et mettra en vedette les accomplissements et les contributions des artistes de toute la province. Les lauréats seront dévoilés pour le Prix Grand-Pré, le Prix communautaire pour les arts, le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi, le Prix Portia White et le prix de protégé. En plus de ces prix, le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse sera présenté à l’un de cinq finalistes. Le gala de remise de prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse vise à présenter et à renforcer le secteur de la culture, qui contribue plus de 1,2 milliard de dollars par année à l’économie provinciale et qui emploie directement plus de 28 000 Néo-Écossais. « La Nouvelle-Écosse compte de nombreux artistes doués et des organismes artistiques qui renforcent nos communautés et qui contribuent à améliorer la vie des familles, a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Il est important de célébrer leur excellence dans ce domaine et de reconnaître qu’ils font de notre province un meilleur endroit. » Des renseignements supplémentaires sur le gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse de 2010, y compris la réservation de billets, les mises en candidature aux prix et les critères d’admissibilité, sont disponibles (en anglais seulement) sur le site www.creativenovascotia.com.last_img read more

Incumbent Liberals wont have to fight for right to carry party banner

first_imgOTTAWA – Liberal MPs won’t have to fight for the right to carry the ruling party’s banner in the next election — provided their riding war chest is at least half full and they’ve made concerted efforts to keep in contact with voters.Under new rules unveiled at a Liberal caucus meeting Sunday, incumbents who meet those and several other conditions by Oct. 1 will be acclaimed as candidates for the 2019 election, without the bother of having to win open nomination contests.The new rules represent an about-face for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who ended the Liberal party’s 20-year-old practice of protecting incumbents from nomination challenges when he took the helm in 2013.At the time, the Liberals had been reduced to third-party status with fewer than 35 seats in the House of Commons. Trudeau argued that forcing open nominations across the board, including for incumbent MPs, would help develop the ground organization the party needed to claw its way out of the political wilderness.And he pointed to his own tough nomination battle in Montreal’s Papineau riding in 2008 as proof.“Everything I achieved in the rest of my career, including this leadership run, I owe directly to that nomination race because it taught me about working on the ground, it taught me about organizing, it taught me how to win over people step by step,” Trudeau said in an interview several months before winning the Liberal leadership in a landslide.Other senior Liberals maintained that shielding incumbents from nomination challenges had bred a culture of entitlement that was at least partly responsible for the years of internecine leadership feuding that ultimately led to the once-mighty party’s downfall.But that was then.Now, there are 183 Liberal MPs and they’ve been lobbying hard for a reprieve from nomination contests, arguing that they shouldn’t have to waste time fighting off potential challengers while they’re supposed to be in Ottawa working on government business — particularly when a 2016 change in party membership rules has made it much easier for an individual to mount a challenge.The party has done away with paid memberships and now allows anyone willing to register for free as a Liberal supporter to vote in nomination contests.“We are busy doing our jobs and it’s not only just a distraction but I think it’s unfair to the voters,” said Montreal MP Alexandra Mendes, adding that she’s “very comfortable” with the new rules.After what the party says was the most extensive consultation ever conducted on the nomination process, the party’s national board approved the new rules. Among the conditions to be acclaimed, an MP and his or her riding team must have:— taken part in at least two “voter contact day of action” events in the previous 12 months.— knocked on at least 3,500 doors or made 5,000 phone calls.— stocked the riding war chest with money amounting to at least half of the riding’s anticipated election expenses limit for the 2019 election and provided a written plan for raising the other half.— signed up at least 30 new monthly donors, based on the number of such donors as of Jan. 1, 2016 or Jan. 1, 2018, whichever is less.— signatures of support from at least 150 registered Liberals in the riding.As well, the national campaign chair must be satisfied that an incumbent has fulfilled his or her duties as an MP.In ridings where there is no sitting Liberal MP, the local Liberal association must document that it has conducted a thorough search for women candidates, have at least 15 per cent of the election expenses limit in its bank account, have at least 150 registered Liberals in the riding and have recruited at least 15 new monthly donors before the party will allow a nomination contest to be called.In the run-up to the 2015 election, Trudeau’s vow to allow open nominations in every riding was questioned by some would-be candidates who complained that their contests were rigged to favour so-called stars recruited by the leader. Two contenders who were barred from running in nomination battles filed defamation suits against the leader and his campaign team, which were eventually settled out of court after the election.The new rules give the national campaign’s green light committee, which vets potential nomination contestants, “sole and unfettered” discretion to decide if there are financial, legal, ethical or “any other political considerations” which would justify barring someone from seeking a nomination.They also continue to give the leader unfettered discretion to refuse to endorse anyone’s candidacy and to appoint candidates in as many ridings as he sees fit — powers that were on the books in 2015 but which Trudeau did not use.last_img read more

Germany Praises Moroccos Balanced Foreign Security Policy

Rabat – The director of the disarmament policy at the German Foreign Ministry, Christoph Eichhorn, praised, in Rabat Wednesday, Morocco’s “moderate”, “balanced” and “reasonable” foreign and security policy.“We are very encouraged by the moderate, balanced and reasonable foreign and security policy in Morocco,” the German official told MAP on the sidelines of a conference on the theme “preventive security policy – German perspective, held by the EGE Rabat School of Governance and Economics.“I congratulate Morocco for this policy,” he said, noting that the Kingdom “has always been a country of reason and moderation.” In this regard, the German official stressed that Morocco is needed as a “very important voice in today’s world, a world of turmoil”.Regarding the Moroccan-German cooperation in the field of preventive security, Eichhorn recalled the launch, earlier in the morning, of a partnership program between Morocco and Germany in health and biosecurity by signing a declaration of partnership to reinforce national capacities in the prevention, epidemiological surveillance and detection of health risks of biological origin.The official noted that this program is part of the 2013 Rabat Declaration, which covers a wide range of political, economic and social issues upon which Rabat and Berlin are working together as part of a win-win partnership. read more

Budweiser Clydesdales tour Georgia before Super Bowl

ATLANTA — Budweiser is touring its iconic Clydesdales around Georgia before the Super Bowl starts in Atlanta this weekend.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the large horses were in Marietta on Monday and will appear in Lithia Springs on Tuesday afternoon.Budweiser says its Clydesdales were first introduced in 1933 after Prohibition was repealed. It says the horses serve as symbols of the “unconquerable American spirit,” as well as the brand.The Clydesdales head to Sugar Hill on Wednesday and Norcross on Thursday before appearing in Atlanta. The beer company says it will also be donating clean energy to Atlanta throughout the week.The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will face off Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which was under a winter weather advisory early Tuesday.___Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.comThe Associated Press

Russian arrested with fake US dollars

A Russian national has been arrested in Negombo with fake US dollars, the police media unit said today.The Russian was arrested at a hotel in Negombo last evening with the fake currency notes. The Negombo police are conducting further investigations. (Colombo Gazette) According to the police, the foreigner had seven fake 50 US dollar notes in his possession at the time of the arrest.The Russian is to be produced in court later today.

Wrestling No 4 Ohio State pounded by No 2 Penn State 3212

Junior Kyle Snyder lifts Penn State’s Nick Nevills for a takedown on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorThe No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes stepped out to the mats draped in robes on Friday at the Schottenstein Center, but they weren’t able to get comfortable against the No. 2 Nittany Lions, eventually losing 32-12. OSU only managed three wins in 10 bouts.One of those victories was junior Kyle Snyder in the heavyweight division. The Olympic gold medal winner dominated No. 3 Nick Nevills 19-9. That was the highlight for the Buckeyes.Penn State began its dominance early starting with second-ranked Nick Suriano. OSU redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez had little answer for Suriano, losing via technical fall at 125 pounds.No. 1 133-pounder redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello captured a technical fall of his own to even the team score 5-5, but it was the closest the Buckeyes would come to the upset.Penn State proceeded to go on a six-match win streak, driving the score up to 32-5 before  OSU redshirt freshman Kollin Moore captured a victory at 197 pounds. The Buckeyes were mathematically eliminated from a shot at a victory before the 184-pound matchup began.At 149 pounds, No. 5 Micah Jordan (OSU) was pitted against No. 1 Zain Retherford, and dropped the matchup with a 20-5 technical fall. Jordan has faced top-three opponents each of the last two weeks.“Micah Jordan wrestled a heck of a match against a heck of a wrestler,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “We had a mental break, and that mental break resulted in a six-point move. Two six-point moves occurred, and then you have a problem.”The Buckeyes trotted out backups at 157 and 174 pounds. Penn State had a top-10 wrestler in each of those classes and showed it by pinning their OSU counterparts at each of those weights.At 184 pounds, there was a rematch from the 2016 National Championships between sophomores Myles Martin and Bo Nickal. While Martin won the National Championship for OSU, Nickal got the better of him in this matchup, winning by decision 8-2.Fourth-ranked 197-pounder Kollin Moore continued to cement himself as one of the elite wrestlers in his weight class with a 9-6 decision victory over No. 9 Matt McCutcheon (PSU).On the night, the Buckeyes finished with three victories in 10 matchups, and they’re second consecutive team loss. There were no upset victories on the night, as every match was won by the wrestler who was ranked higher.At 174 pounds, Bo Jordan was out after aggravating a foot injury last week against Iowa, Ryan said in the post-match press conference.“The only reason why I would’ve wrestled him (Bo Jordan) tonight, was for my ego, the ego of this staff, and that’s a wrong reason to put someone in a wrestling match,” Ryan said. “The best thing for Bo is to heal and get ready to train. We do not want Bo feeling the way he feels now at the Big Tens.”On another note, American wrestlers were banned from participating in the Iranian World Cup, which included Snyder and former Buckeye great, and four-time NCAA champion, Logan Stieber.“I know they want us there to compete,” Snyder said about the current status of the U.S. Wrestling team’s visas to travel to Iran. “We’ll just have to see what happens.”Snyder and Stieber were set to wrestle in the tournament Feb. 16-17 before receiving news that they were not allowed to travel to Iran.OSU’s next match comes against another top opponent in No. 13 Rutgers on Monday in Columbus. read more

Frey Tomkins to battle for OSU mens hockey goalie spot once again

OSU then-sophomore goalie Christian Frey (30) during a game against Nebraska-Omaha on Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoImagine, as a student, that you have to take a test every Friday.You begin preparation each Monday, getting yourself as ready as you can be for the challenge soon to come — but there’s a catch.Your professor tells you that your Friday tests will only be given if he says so. He might give you the test, he might not.You just have to be ready.This has been the case for Ohio State junior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins for the better part of the past two seasons.Frey’s journey at OSU began midway through the 2013-14 season after Collin Olson left the program and Tomkins was injured.The emergency call-up proved successful, as Frey would end up backstopping the Buckeyes to the championship of the inaugural Big Ten Tournament.OSU then-sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins (31) during a game against Michigan on Jan. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoHeading into the 2015-16 campaign, Frey carries a record of 18-16-5 accompanied with a 2.72 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.Tomkins has had his own shining moments throughout the course of his OSU career.Through 31 games played, the 2012 Chicago Blackhawks draftee has a record of 11-14-3 complemented by a 3.01 goals against average, a .897 save percentage and two shutouts.Since Frey’s arrival on campus, the man between the pipes in Game 1 of the typical Friday-Saturday matchups for the Scarlet and Gray is decided on Thursday after a full week of practice is completed.It’s not an uncommon situation for a collegiate team to utilize two goalies throughout the season.Fortunately for Frey and Tomkins, they’re in a comfortable routine, as this has been the status quo for a while now.“It’s the way things are,” Tomkins said. “It kind of gives you an opportunity when you don’t know throughout the week to prove yourself. It feels like you have an opportunity to maybe change the coaches’ minds a little bit.”OSU assistant coach Joe Exter is entering his fifth season with the Buckeyes. He coached former OSU goaltender Brady Hjelle to first-team All-American accolades in 2012-13, the first Buckeye to be named to the first team since 1998.A former netminder for Merrimack College and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, Exter knows the mindsets of his goalies better than anyone. He said he expects them to be ready to go, playing or not, and he understands their situation from a mental aspect.“We anticipate having a good goaltender once we step on the ice each game,” Exter said. “They’re human. They know that there’s one net. We’re not writers, we’re goaltenders. If you want the script to play out the way you feel or the way you hope, you better focus and take care of your job.”So what’s the secret to being on top of your game when you’re unaware if you have the starting job?“Acting every day as if you’re going to be the starter is key to consistency, and even if you’re not in, you still have to be ready,” Frey said. “When the other guy’s in, we’re right there cheering for him, hoping he does well, and when I’m in, he’s cheering for me and hoping I do well.”That relationship and the camaraderie between Frey and Tomkins allows the system to flow as smoothly as a one-on-one battle can.Whoever gets the nod for that first game of the weekend welcomes the challenge, but he also knows how quickly things can change.“Obviously you’re hoping to hear that you’re playing every Thursday, so when you do hear that, that you’re going to be the guy going on Friday night, it’s exciting, but at the same time you have to keep an even keel,” Tomkins said. “You can’t get too high when you’re playing and too low when you’re not.”Once again, it all comes back to just being ready.“If Thursday comes and you’re not the guy going on Friday, you still have to prepare on Friday and on Saturday as if you were going,” Tomkins said. “You never know.”   Either Tomkins or Frey is set to make the first start of the year when OSU opens the regular season at home against Bowling Green on Oct. 9. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Several inmates shot injured during mini riot at Lusignan Prison

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Some of the inmates at the facility who were injuredAt least 10 inmates of the Lusignan Prison were on Monday evening shot and injured after they reportedly protested the deplorable conditions at the facility.Photos seen by this publication showed several men covered in blood after they were allegedly shot by wardens stationed in the towers around the perimeter of the prison.A source told INews that the inmates protested the food that was given to them on Monday afternoon. They reportedly threw the food and other utensils at the wards who allegedly retaliated by opening fire.The prisoners, however, were in the holding area while they were being shot at.Things escalated after the inmates realised that it was live bullets that the wardens were using.Based on information received, in addition to the gunshots, the prison wardens allegedly used tear gas thus causing more chaos at the penitentiary.This publication was was told that there are no water supplies in the prison and that the toilet facilities are unacceptable.Moments after the riot started, acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels and Commissioner of Police, Leslie James arrived at the scene with the intention of getting the situation under control.This riot came mere hours after three prisoners escaped from the facility by scaling a fence while the security officials were reportedly asleep.Just recently, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) wrote a letter to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan where it said it was becoming increasingly concerned by a number of issues affecting the prisons in Guyana and, by virtue of this, public safety in the country.“A recent meeting of the Management Board of the Prisons has highlighted a number of serious matters which we feel should be addressed with utmost urgency.  Issues brought to the fore include a general lack of adequate security at all of the prisons, a lack of fire prevention systems, the lack of transportation facilities to enable movement of prisoners and food, where necessary, and the inadequacy of the current complement of prisons to safely house the prison population” the PSC in its letter to the subject Minister highlighted.Moreover, the Commission said that while it is concerned about the safety and security of the public, “it is also disturbed by the less than humane conditions under which the prison population at the Lusignan Prison is housed.  These prisoners are made to sleep under sheds in the open, posing health risks to the prisoners and a danger to the wardens.  We are of the opinion that these conditions could also have an impact upon the country’s Human Rights ranking.”Another burning issue, the PSC said, is the lack of fire prevention systems in the prisons, most of which are constructed of wood.The Commission said it is concerned that, after two devastating prison fires, resulting in loss of lives and the escape of dangerous criminals, enough is not being done to prevent further fires.Outlining that the issues will require short and long term solutions, the PSC posited in its letter to Ramjattan that the “vexed question of internal security is one that is hampering investor confidence and one that must be prioritised by our Government.  We are, therefore, confident that you will utilise your good office to address this particular aspect of our security.” read more

Never found Schoolboy Philip Cairns went missing 30 years ago today

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Oct 23rd 2016, 6:15 AM Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 6:15 AM Share609 Tweet Email 17,913 Views 54 Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald Never found: Schoolboy Philip Cairns went missing 30 years ago today A social media campaign has being growing in momentum about Cairns’ disappearance. http://jrnl.ie/3036664 Short URL PHILIP CAIRNS WAS on his way back to school one afternoon 30 years ago when he disappeared without a trace.On 23 October, 1986, Philip came home for lunch from Coláiste Éanna school in Rathfarnham at 12.45pm.The 13-year-old schoolboy left his home on the Ballyroan Road at about 1.30pm to go back to the school. He was never seen again.A search was launched for Philip once it was discovered that he was missing. One week after his disappearance his schoolbag was found in a laneway close to his house.It had been raining over the week and the schoolbag was dry and placed in a very visible spot, leading gardaí to believe to it had been planted. The laneway from Anne Devlin Road to Anne Devlin Drive where Philip’s bag was found.Philip has never been found and the investigation into his disappearance has been ongoing for the past 30 years.Throughout the years there have been many new leads and reported sightings that the gardaí have followed up on, but never to any avail.Detective Sergeant Tom Doyle who has been in charge of the case for the past 20 years spoke to TheJournal.ie last year in relation to the investigation.“We don’t know what happened, it’s a total mystery but I’m satisfied people still have information,” he said at the time.New developments The case has surfaced and resurfaced in the media throughout the years since Philip went missing.In 2002, the Sunday Independent published an article which claimed that Philip was being abused by somebody outside his family and was murdered after he confided in another man about the abuse.The article claimed that this man was also abusing children and alerted Philip’s abuser, who took against Philip.It stated that Philip was buried in a pond that is now built over with a tennis court and nursing homes.In 2009, the entrance to a wooded area on Whitechurch Road in Rathfarnham was sealed off and searched when gardaí received a new lead. However, nothing was discovered. Gardaí searching in 2009 Source: James Horan via RollingNews.ieIn June of this year the case was brought into the spotlight again as fresh information around Philip’s disappearance emerged.RTÉ reported that gardaí had linked the disappearance of Cairns to the convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke – who operated a pirate radio station in Dublin at the time.Superintendent Peter Duff would not confirm that Cooke was being actively investigated by gardaí, but said that there were multiple lines of inquiry open.At a later press conference, gardaí said that shortly after an appeal for information on the case in 2011, a woman had come forward.However, it had taken until May of this year for the woman to give information to the gardaí in relation to the investigation.Gardaí would not confirm, but it was reported that the woman – who was a child at the time of his disappearance – had come forward with new information linking Cooke with Cairns. File photo of Eamon Cooke at the Clondalkin headquarters of his pirate radio station.RTÉ reported at the time that gardaí believed that a number of children may have been coerced into placing Philip’s bag in the laneway after his disappearance.Cooke was questioned by gardaí at a hospice before his death about the incident. He was thought to have confirmed aspects of the woman’s statement, but refused to say where Cairns was buried.The bag was tested for DNA, but it was announced in August that no forensic evidence was found that could link Philip to Cooke. However, it is believed that he is still a suspect in the case.Gardaí issued a fresh appeal this weekend for anyone with information on Philip’s whereabouts to come forward.“From our recent enquiries I believe there are people who were young at the time and may have information in relation to Philip’s school bag and for whatever reason did not come forward,” Superintendent Duff said.I am conscious that following to the passage of time and changing circumstances that these people may now be in a position to assist us. I want to reassure anyone who comes forward that they will be treated sensitively and discreetly by investigating Gardaí.Social media campaign Since the case of Philip going missing returned to the media spotlight early this summer, a social media campaign around his disappearance has been gaining increasing momentum.The campaign and those supporting it believes that a narrative around Philip’s disappearance has been suppressed by powerful people.The campaign, spearheaded by 4fm radio presenter Gareth O’Callaghan, alleges that a paedophile ring that was active in south Dublin at the time of Philip’s disappearance was involved with his disappearance.O’Callaghan – who is a distant cousin of Cairns – alleges that a cover up into his disappearance took place, due to the high profile nature of some people he says were involved.30 years after he went missing, many unanswered questions and mystery remains around the disappearance of Philip Cairns.His family has had a tough life in the years since Philip went missing. Two years ago, Philip Cairns senior passed away without ever finding out what happened to his son. File photo of the parents of Philip Cairns in 2004 when a computer generated image of what their son would look like was released to the public.Speaking to TheJournal.ie last year, his brother Eoin said the family may never find out what happened to him.“It’s always going to leave a mark, a shadow that he is not there to share the big celebrations – weddings, graduations, christenings – but you do have to try to build and get on with your life,” he said.We’d dearly love Philip to come home but in some ways you have to get on with the business of living, I’ve been very thankful for the life I had.Anyone with information can contact gardaí on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station.With reporting from Cliodhna RussellRead: 29 years on: The unsolved mystery of 13-year-old Philip CairnsRead: No forensic link found between Philip Cairns and Eamon Cookelast_img read more

All four suspects arrested in WSU beating case

first_imgPULLMAN — All four suspects have been arrested in the beating near the Washington State University campus that left a faculty member with serious head injuries.Robert D. Bean, 22, turned himself in at the Whitman County sheriff’s office at 9:20 a.m. Friday and John “Matt” Cabanos-Soriano, 22, turned himself in at 2:20 a.m. Friday at the Pullman Police Department. Both were expected to make initial court appearances Friday on possible assault charges.Earlier this week police arrested Joshua Nantz, 23, and Madeline A. Fouts, 21. Nantz and Fouts, who have been released pending charges, are students, said WSU spokesman Robert Strenge. Cabanos-Soriano and Bean are not students, he said. The four are friends, police said.Cabanos-Soriano, Bean and Nantz are suspected of assaulting David Warner during an argument about 2 a.m. March 30 in a parking lot outside of Adams Mall on College Hill in Pullman. Adams Mall houses a market and bar and is popular with students because it’s close to campus fraternities.Fouts is not suspected of involvement in the assault but is accused of rendering criminal assistance and providing false statements to police.Warner, 41, was in critical condition until he was upgraded to serious condition Thursday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He remains in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Pattie Servine said Friday.last_img read more

Awards luncheon honors South Florida first responders

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – The North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted their 4th Annual First Responder’s Awards Luncheon, Thursday.The luncheon honored first responders from 20 different agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, including almost 200 local police officers, firefighters and emergency response personnel.The lifetime achievement award was presented to retired Miami Fire Rescue Chief Maurice Kemp, and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was also honored.Officials behind the event said they reached out to the chiefs of South Florida departments for nominations.Susan Webb, president of the North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce, said, “We asked them to nominate an officer, detective, dispatcher who went above and beyond each day to serve.”The event was sponsored by Paul Bange Roofing, who is a Trustee Member of the North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR State Rep Candidate Dave Robertson Defends Himself Against Disinformation

first_img(Editor’s Note: The letter below is in direct response from a press statement recently released by the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee.)Dear Editor,Desperate times call for desperate measures and outright lies it seems, at least in the eyes of some campaigns here in the 19th Middlesex District. Rather than report on the facts, they decided to spread disinformation in the dark in hopes that you, the people, would fall for it. So rather than take up more of your, the voter and residents, precious time let me set out my stance on immigration and Senator Warren.First, immigration. Here are the real facts, and not the “fake news.”I never have nor never will support sanctuary cities and the concepts of them.Unlike my opponents, who have not mentioned any other policy regarding illegal immigration but sanctuary cities, I have vocally and formally opposed allowing illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.Again, unlike my opponents, I have vocalized my staunch opposition to allowing for state ID’s or driver licenses to illegal aliens as well.I have the most recent and wide-reaching knowledge on what proposals are being put forward regarding illegal immigration and the best and deepest knowledge on which ones need to be stopped. No other candidate can claim this.Secondly, with respect to “endorsement” by Senator Warren.I do not support Senator Warren and she does not support me. In fact, I haven’t spoken to her directly in any capacity in over 2 years, and never in any campaign related capacity.My interactions with her office have been to assist veterans find lost paperwork, to help book tickets to the White House for constituents, or to make inquiries about IRS backtaxes. It was to help constituents, and nothing more. Problems were solved, and people’s lives put back together.I took a photo with Senator Warren to send to an ex-girlfriend who was starting law school at the time. Senator Warren and her attended the same institute, and Senator Warren was kind enough to wish her luck by taking a photo. I was only being a loving and supporting boyfriend, nothing else.Having lived here my whole life, I know Wilmington and Tewksbury residents are too smart to fall for these tricks once the facts come to light. Residents don’t want to hear mudslinging, they are too busy working hard and providing for their families. Residents want substantive plans going forward from proven, experienced, and local candidates who will accomplish things like working to stop the Transrail development in Wilmington, or help bring state-funding to build a new elementary school in Tewksbury and provide actual taxpayer relief. To those still with questions, I’m an open-book, and am happy to answer any question. Voters are always welcome to reach out to me on Facebook via Dave Robertson for State Representative or any other of the ways we’ve published, or to stop and ask me when I see them out and about town.Sincerely,Dave RobertsonLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman & Dave Robertson Respond To Criticism From Tewksbury Republican Town CommitteeIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Town Committee Accuses Robertson Of “Flip Flopping” On ICEIn “Government”last_img read more

WalmartFlipkart deal US retail gaint pays Rs 7439 crore tax

first_imgWalmart issued a statement after the deal with Flipkart. [Representational Image]ReutersWalmart, the US retail behemoth, has paid Rs.7,439 crore tax on the amount it paid to buy out the shares of 10 major shareholders in Flipkart.However, the Walmart had not calculated the tax amount for another 34 shareholders who exited Flipkart in the $16 billion deal. Major investee companies which were holding shares in the Indian e-retailer included SoftBank, Naspers, venture fund Accel Partners and eBay. There were a total of 44 investors.On the last day for depositing the taxes to the Indian IT department, Walmart had paid Rs.7,439 crore withholding taxes on payments it made to 10 shareholders. The IT department had earlier sent a communication to Walmart International Holdings seeking a break-up of the taxes paid from the payment to all the shareholders.One of the tax department officials said “Of the 44 shareholders in Flipkart who have sold shares, Walmart has deposited taxes for only 10 funds and entities. We have asked Walmart to explain the rationale followed while deducting or not deducting taxes from the shareholders. They have been asked to give a case to case explanation,” reports Press Trust of India.Withholding tax, or retention tax, is a kind of an income tax which is paid to the government by the payer of the income rather than the recipient of the income. In this deal, withholding tax means the capital gains made by the shareholders of Flipkart. Several Flipkart employees to turn dollar millionaires post the Walmart acquisition [Representational Image]ReutersThe industry experts are of the opinion that Walmart may have been following the withholding tax provision for small investors where it did not deduct the tax on the payments made to them.Presently, the shareholders of Flipkart can be divided into three categories which include foreign investors, holding is more than 5 percent, foreign investors withholding less than 5 percent and the Indian residents.Legally, Walmart is not bound to withhold tax on payments made to foreign shareholders with a stake of less than 5 percent and no right to management. It is to be noted that certain shareholders of Flipkart had approached the IT department seeking an exemption from the taxes.last_img read more

iFixit Tears Down The Cadillac of MacBooks With The MacBook Pro 15

first_img With the announcement of the latest three new MacBooks, there’s been a lot of confusion everywhere over which model you should pick up, especially since there’s a lot of differences between each one. iFixit has taken it upon themselves to investigate the MacBook Pro 15″ Touch Bar model or the creme de la creme of the current MacBook selection.The team has introduced yet another full teardown of Apple’s current Cadillac model of MacBooks, It’s a pleasure to take a look at this new tech reduced to its most base of components, and even a little cathartic to think they dove right into a brand new expensive little bugger like this so see what makes it tick.Credit: iFixitFor starters, the MacBook Pro 15″ has over a million pixels more than the previous 13″ models the site has torn down, along with a 15.4″ LED-backlit Retina display with 2880 × 1800 resolution and 2.6 GHz Skylake quad-core Intel Core i7. In short, this is a powerhouse of a MacBook with plenty of reasons for you to pick it up if you’re interested in jumping on the bandwagon.The size, in comparison to the 13″ MacBook Pro, at least as far as thickness goes, is nearly identical. Inside it seems as though it’s like a “scaled up’ version of the smaller version with tiny differences in the way the batteries are laid out inside. The enormous touchpad requires an additional touch controller, but nothing too special there.Once again, the Touch Bar is difficult to replace, you could damage the screen if you delve into the MacBook without knowing much about what you’re doing. Since the Touch ID sensor also doubles as the power switch and is paired with the T1 chip on the logic board, you basically need Apple’s assistance to repair. This isn’t something you’ll want to jump into to fix yourself. Take it from us.In short, the upgraded MacBook Pro packs the extra battery power, screen size and more but it also contains several components that are equally difficult for layman tech enthusiasts to replace. If you opt for picking one up and you run into problems, you’re going to be better served taking it in for repairs and letting Apple handle it. Save Up to 75 Percent Off on These Certified Refurbished Apple ProductsThe Next Apple Laptop Might Be Two Linked Touch Screens Stay on targetlast_img read more

Reach the limits of No Mans Sky with these tips and tricks

first_imgNo Man’s Sky, the grandest procedurally generated, astronomically massive open world game around, is here. In it, you’ll be mining and crafting (not unlike that other massive procedurally generated open-world game) so you can upgrade your ship, get better gear, and keep trekking the stars.With 18 quintillion planet-sized planets there’s a lot of ground to cover, and if you’re going to go trekking out to the black, you might need some tips to get you started. Here are our best suggestions for players who are just getting started on their own adventures into the great unknown. Upgrade your scanner1/11When you first start up the game, you’ll be dropped on some random planet with a crashed ship and little more than a basic mining laser to gather the materials you need to get it fixed up. This serves as basically the game’s only tutorial, but it should help impress upon you how important mining is. If your ship breaks, you need materials to fix it and you get them through mining. If you want to trade or buy a new ship or new tools, you’ll need to mine. The difference between No Man’s Sky and that other famous mining game is that No Man’s Sky gives you a scanner to isolate the most valuable deposits. Do yourself a favor and upgrade this as soon as you possibly can. You may need to find some blue prints before you can get a better scanner, so keep an eye out for old outposts or anything that looks like it’d have some fancy tech stashed away in a long-forgotten corner.<><>last_img read more

DTube is more than a YouTube alternative

first_imgDTube is more than a YouTube alternative by Martin Brinkmann on March 02, 2018 in Music and Video – 47 commentsYouTube is the world’s largest video hosting platform but will it keep its position or will it drop in user popularity? And if it does, which service will pick the number one spot then?DTube is a decentralized video platform that utilizes the Blockchain and P2P technology. The first thing that I noticed when I visited the start page of the platform was that it listed Dollar amounts underneath each video.The main interface of DTube displays hot, trending and watched videos on the start page. You can run searches, or use the menu to explore trending tags and account related listings such as the “watch later” or “watch again” video lists.A click on a video opens it in the interface and videos start automatically or manually. So far, no difference to how sites like YouTube operate.Some videos may take a moment before they start, but I’m not entirely sure if that is a DTube issue or was caused on my end.DTube raises some questions:How is DTube content monetized if there are no ads (there are no ads)?Where are videos hosted?Are there restrictions in regards to videos that you can upload to the service?How are videos ranked?DTube is an ad-free platform. It uses the Steem blockchain to keep records. STEEM’s advantages over comparable blockchain solutions is that it is entirely free. This means that users don’t have to make initial deposits and that there are no transaction fees. Videos uploaded to DTube earn Steem crypto-currency rewards for seven days. DTube uses decentralized storage powered by IPFS to store videos.Video publishers are not the only users who earn money on DTube. Users who leave comments may earn money too.Content creators may create accounts on DTube and upload videos to the service. DTube supports regular, and NSFW videos; the latter is hidden by default but can be unlocked with a click on the settings icon and the NSFW Videos > Show in the menu that opens when you do.The service claims that there is no content moderation (manual or through algorithms) by the makers of the service and that users are in control by using the upvote/downvote functionality. The reliance on users to moderate content works right now. You don’t find unpleasant videos showcased under trending or hot videosWhat about downsides? There is not too much content on the video platform yet. While the situation improves with every passing month, content is nowhere near the level of YouTube or other popular video hosting sites.Closing WordsDTube gets a lot of things right. It is a decentralized platform without censorship or algorithms that artificially change the rankings if videos. It is ad-free, but creators and users may still earn revenue when they interact with the service.The main downside right now is that it lacks content. It offers a good selection of content in niche categories such as cryptocurrency but lacks content in other areas such as gaming, fitness, or music. You will find videos but not the sheer mass of content that is uploaded to YouTube every day.Now You: Which video platform do you favor, and why?SummaryArticle NameDTube is more than a YouTube alternativeDescriptionDTube is a decentralized video platform that utilizes the Blockchain and P2P technology that anyone may upload videos to and watch videos on.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Agents earn double the return with MSCs new promo

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Seeing double? Fear not, it’s just MSC Cruises’ new ‘Book Four and Score’ promotion, during which one guest counts as two in FIT.Available on 2018 Caribbean sailings from Miami, the promotion gives travel agents double the opportunity to increase earnings through March 31. And with Wave Season drawing near, agents are primed to make even more on the back end.How it works is simple: Agents earn double the TCs for every group booking made now through March 31. Book four staterooms (eight guests) online and earn 1 Tour Conductor as bonus commission. Plus, with MSC Seaside’s significantly reduced rates, agents can leverage the line’s brand new ship to help guests ‘Save & Sail’ with up to US$900 savings.Promo offering double the commission:By Phone: 1 TC for 10 guestsElectronically: 1 TC for 7½ guestsPrevious Tour Conductor offer:By Phone: 1 TC for 20 guestsElectronically: 1 TC for 15 guestsMore news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported“Travel agents continue to be a vital source of business, and we are delighted to create opportunities to forge an even stronger partnership between MSC Cruises and our dedicated ambassadors,” Joe Jiffo, senior vice president of sales at MSC Cruises. “As we continue to grow, we count on the support of our travel agent network, and we are looking forward to making this year our most mutually profitable yet.” Agents earn double the return with MSC’s new promo << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, February 9, 2018 center_img Tags: MSC Cruises Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments A Nicaraguan woman fills in refuge requests at an Immigration Office in San José, Costa Rica on July 23, 2018.Nicaraguans have been seeking refuge in increasing numbers in Costa Rica due to the unrest taking place in their country since April.Costa Rican Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Epsy Campbell announced last week that Costa Rica has built two shelters to house Nicaraguan migrants fleeing the country’s violent political crisis.“What’s happening in Nicaragua is unacceptable, and it’s having direct consequences on our country. The world has to focus on Nicaragua,” Campbell said.Costa Rica asked international organizations for help in dealing with the growing crisis. Campbell said that 100 to 150 people are crossing the border daily and coming to Costa Rica for the first time.Read more: Costa Rica sets up shelters for Nicaraguan migrantscenter_img Related posts:Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Ortega resigns Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end protest U.S. government restricts visas for Nicaragua officials over unrest Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights grouplast_img read more