VANCOUVER — A British Columbia judge has told jurors they will have to decide whether a man who confessed to killing a 12-year-old girl could have obtained details about the crime from police or media reports.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen is instructing a jury that is expected to start deliberations later today in the trial of Garry Handlen, who confessed to the 1978 murder during a police undercover operation.Monica Jack was last seen in Merritt while riding her bike and her remains were discovered in the area 17 years later.Handlen became the subject of a so-called Mr. Big sting in early 2014 and provided an alleged confession recorded on a hidden camera and shown to the jury during the first-degree murder trial.Defence lawyer Patrick Angly has argued Handlen was provided information about the crime by the RCMP in 1978 when he was interviewed and also by a supposed crime boss asking leading questions.Angly has said the crime boss was referring to a newspaper article about the crime while trying to extract a confession in 2014, and Handlen could have read some information he parroted back and may also have known details about Jack’s murder from a television documentary.The Canadian Press read more
It’s in the third interrogation video, which appears to have occurred at a separate location, when Scott said the murder was committed by Ginger and Oakes.“Who was there then?” said Graham.“Ginger,” said Scott.“Ginger and who?” said Graham.“Connie,” said Scott.Graham then presses Scott on why she would take the fall for something she didn’t do.“Because I don’t want to put anybody, I’d rather do it, because I have been taught you don’t rat, so if I got to take the time,” said Scott.“But you were ratting on Connie anyways when you were implicating yourself,” said Graham.“Because we already know Connie did it, nobody knows that Ginger did it, so,” said Scott.Ginger was the street name of a convicted drug dealer with red hair who drove a red car. An eye-witness testified in court she saw a red car in Armstrong’s driveway and two Caucasian women the weekend he was killed. The eye-witness also testified she saw a woman with red hair and wearing a ball cap put something into the trunk of the car.The Crown prosecutor who handled both Scott and Oakes’ cases, Andrea Dolan, also had details of the red car in her files, but never submitted them as evidence. Her files indicated the red car was a Grand Am and was originally owned by a woman from Saskatchewan. APTN tracked down the woman who said she sold her car for cash and drugs to a drug dealer named Ginger, but forgot to cancel her registration.A few months after Armstrong’s murder, Ginger was arrested and charged for trafficking cocaine. During surveillance leading up to her arrest, Medicine Hat police investigators noted she used two different vehicles, including a red Grand Am.Medicine Hat police never found the red car in relation to their investigation into Armstrong’s murder.Police also failed to identify the source of a size 11E bloody boot print found on the bathroom floor of Armstrong’s email@example.com@JorgeBarrera The three segments total about 3:44 minutes from the day-long interview sessions that began at 10:25 a.m. and lasted—with breaks that included a trip to Armstrong’s trailer, the trailer home Scott believed she shared with Oakes during the weekend of the murder and a re-enactment of the crime—until 7:32 p.m.The video segments show Scott was interviewed in two separate locations that day. According to the affidavits, Scott was interrogated at the police station and at the remand centre, which is next to Medicine Hat police headquarters. It’s difficult to determine from the videos the exact location of the interrogations.It is also difficult to determine the exact timeline of the interrogations because the videos were released without any identification markers except that they were recorded on Jan. 10, 2012. The trial transcript also shed little light on the timeline.The day began with Scott’s arrest at her home on Jan. 10, 2012, at about 10: 14 a.m. on the charge of obstruction. Scott had previously been questioned on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 2011, but released because investigators initially believed she wasn’t involved with the murder.According to Graham’s affidavit, Scott confessed shortly after the interrogation began and said Oakes killed Armstrong with a knife.Scott kept talking about her involvement in the murder and agreed to drive to Armstrong’s residence with the police. This would be the second time Scott was taken by the police to Armstrong’s trailer. She was taken there the previous month, on Dec. 6, but she chose the wrong house and the investigators had to point out Armstrong’s trailer, according to the transcript of Oakes’ trial.When Scott returned to the police station for further questioning, she began to change her story and vehemently denied she was involved in the murder.At one point, Scott admitted that she lied “my whole life pretty much.”“Why do you like attention, especially this kind of attention?” said Graham.“I don’t know. Psychiatrists, I really don’t know,” said Scott.“That doesn’t make any sense to me, unless you were involved,” said Graham.“I wasn’t, and I’ll go take a polygraph test right now. I was not there. I was not involved. I will take a polygraph test any day of the week for you. I will take 50 of them,” said Scott.Scott then told Graham about how “things get mixed up in my own head.” Scott then stated that she woke up at about noon the day of the murder, visited with Oakes for about an hour and then took a cab to go shopping in the nearby town of Redcliff.“Then what?” said Graham.“Then I went home because I wasn’t feeling very well,” said Scott.During this interview session, Graham brings up someone named “Ginger.”“I’m telling you right now, I wasn’t there. I was not there,” said Scott.“Did you talk to Ginger after this?” said Graham.“No. Me and Ginger don’t really get along too well,” said Scott. Read about the Connie Oakes case hereJorge Barrera APTN National NewsIn the drabness of the interview room Wendy Scott, wrapped in a blanket, told the police interrogator it was difficult to keep things straight in her head and that sometimes it took her up to three days to piece together a puzzle.The scene is captured in one of three segments of Scott’s interrogation video finally released to APTN National News Wednesday by a Calgary judge. The videos were played during the November 2013 murder trial of Connie Oakes, a Cree woman from Nekaneet First Nation, who was found guilty by a jury of second degree murder in the 2011 killing of Medicine Hat, Alt., resident Casey Armstrong.Oakes maintains she is innocent and is appealing her conviction. Her appeal date is set for Jan. 12.With no murder weapon, DNA or fingerprint evidence, the murder case against Oakes rested completely on the testimony of Scott, who was assessed as having limited cognitive abilities with an IQ of 50.The recently released videos are from the Jan. 10, 2012, interrogation of Scott by Medicine Hat police investigators. The investigators were preparing to charge Scott with the murder of Armstrong who was found dead in the bathtub of his trailer on May 22, 2011, with a puncture wound through his neck so severe it nearly decapitated him.Wendy Scott in a Facebook photo posted in 2008.Scott, who is now 30, admitted to the murder during the morning police interrogation session that day and then drove with investigators to Armstrong’s trailer, then to the home she said she was living in at the time and finally to the dumpster were she said some of the evidence from the murder was apparently dumped.The videos depict fragments from the afternoon interrogation of Scott when she suddenly changed her story, denied involvement in the murder and blamed a third-party named “Ginger” for the killing.Scott was being interviewed by Sgt. Jason Graham when the tale turned.As Graham pressed her to explain why she would make up the claim of killing a man, Scott explained she suffered from extreme confusion and had a difficult time piecing events together in her mind.“Every time I get things mixed up in my own head and that’s why, that’s why I have been in special needs because I get things mixed up in my own head. I can think one weekend I was doing this and one weekend I was doing it and getting them all mixed up,” said Scott, a slight quivering underlying her voice, according to one of three video segments released to APTN by Alberta Justice E. A. Hughes. “Sometimes, half the time, it takes me hours to figure out a puzzle…Some days it might take me three days to figure out a puzzle.”Scott eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. Scott’s guilty plea and testimony formed the foundation for the police and Crown’s case against Oakes.That foundation took a hit in October when the Court of Appeal of Alberta quashed Scott’s conviction, struck her guilty plea and ordered a new trial. The decision followed a concession by the Crown handling the appeal that the evidence did not support Scott’s guilty plea for second degree murder.Connie Oakes from an undated photo. Courtesy of the Oakes family.Scott filed affidavits as part of her successful appeal indicating she had been assessed by a psychiatrist of having limited cognitive abilities and an IQ of 50.Oakes’ appeal is now based partly on the October ruling and an affidavit from Scott stating she doesn’t believe the Cree woman was at Armstrong’s trailer at the time of the murder.Scott also stated in an affidavit that she was stoned during interrogation sessions, was coerced by police and coached toward certain evidence, including the type of car used in the murder. Scott also swears that she was interrogated by police several months longer than was ever disclosed by the Crown before the cases hit the trial phase.Scott also accused three other people—two men and a woman—of the crime.The Medicine Hat police investigators involved in the case have denied the allegations in affidavits filed as part of the Crown’s case in the Oakes appeal.None of the three video segments released to APTN suggest any coaching or coercion by interrogators, but they are only fragments from Scott’s questioning. The videos, which were submitted as evidence during Oakes trial by her defence lawyer Daryl Royer, do offer a glimpse of Scott’s limited intellectual capacities and contain one of the moments when she accused a third-party of the murder.Hughes initially prevented APTN from obtaining the video segments for publishing, forcing the network to contest the decision in court. Scott’s Legal Aid Alberta-funded counsel also opposed the media publication of the video segments which were finally released following a hearing in Calgary Wednesday.APTN is still seeking to obtain the full video interrogations of Scott, including the re-enactment of the murder which convinced Medicine Hat police and later the local Crown that Scott was involved in the murder.The video segments, taken together with the affidavits filed by the Medicine Hat police officers, including Graham, also fill in some of the details from the final moments of the investigation that led to Scott being initially charged with murder and the solidifying of the case against Oakes. read more
The plant will use around 2.5 million tonnes of coal a year, which may be sourced from Australia and Indonesia and will boost power supply in Sri Lanka, which suffers from an acute power shortage. The $500 million power project to be set up as an equal joint venture between NTPC and Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is an integral part of India’s attempt to engage Sri Lanka politically and economically at a time when China is becoming increasingly influential in that country. The plant was to be set up on a build, operate, own and transfer basis and with a debt-to-equity ratio of 70:30. It is NTPC’s first overseas project. “Everything is ready… (But) there is a perceptible sense that they don’t have the urge to set up this project,” said a top NTPC executive, one of the two mentioned earlier, requesting anonymity. “Sri Lanka has to look beyond Tamil Nadu as India is bigger than that.”Anti-Sri Lanka sentiment has been running high in Tamil Nadu, a long-time critic of the government in the neighbouring country over the island nation’s treatment of its Tamil minority. This has been exacerbated by the capture of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly having strayed across the maritime boundary. State-run power utility NTPC Ltd’s plan to build a 500 megawatts (MW) plant in Sri Lanka appears to have been been indefinitely delayed, in part because of protests by Tamil Nadu against the Sri Lankan government, according to two company executives.Another NTPC executive and the Sri Lankan embassy in India, however, blamed technical issues, without elaborating. The original plan was to start generating power from the plant in 2011. Palitha Ganegoda, Sri Lanka’s former deputy high commissioner to India, had earlier admitted that there was a “little bit of tussle” over the project.While questions emailed to the spokesperson in India’s ministry of external affairs on Tuesday remained unanswered, Mahishini Colonne, Sri Lanka’s deputy high commissioner to India, said, “The delays are not because of what is happening in Tamil Nadu. There are some technical issues that are to be resolved.”A third NTPC executive also denied that the protest by Tamil Nadu was the reason behind the delay. “There are some technical issues that need to be resolved and a Sri Lankan team is visiting India shortly for the same… We plan to sign everything soon,” the executive said, also declining to be identified. Also, Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to send back several Sri Lankan military personnel who were undergoing training in military facilities in the state.NTPC and CEB signed the joint venture agreement last year. While a detailed feasibility report (DFR), which will form the basis for setting up the project, was submitted to CEB early this year, it is yet to get CEB’s approval.NTPC signed an agreement with CEB and the Sri Lankan government in December 2006 and the project was initially expected to be commissioned and start generating power in 2011.“The DFR was prepared and sent to CEB a long time back, around February-March period this year. Since then, many discussions have taken place. The company has been incorporated. The only thing left now after they approve the DFR is to make investment decisions and call for tenders. (But) it seems Tamil Nadu’s protests have a role to play in this delay,” said another senior NTPC executive, who also requested anonymity. India voted against Sri Lanka at a human rights meet in Geneva earlier this year because of pressure from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, an ally of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government. But the Indian government is also wary of antagonizing the Sri Lankan government, given the increasing involvement of India’s strategic rival China in the Indian Ocean island.State-owned ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) has been making efforts to secure hydrocarbon blocks on a nomination basis in Sri Lanka with the active support of the Indian government.At the moment, state-owned firms such as OVL are locked in a fierce competition for energy assets with rivals, including China National Petroleum Corp., Sinopec Corp. and CNOOC Ltd.“It is a strategically very important project for India that is getting stuck in the politics of Tamil Nadu. Given the fact that the Chinese are very active there, it should be expedited,” said Anish De, chief executive at Mercados Asia, an energy consulting firm.Stressing India’s need for energy security, PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report released on Wednesday, “India’s spending on oil imports as a percentage of its aggregate GDP (gross domestic product) has increased over the years. The average spending on oil imports as a percentage of the country’s GDP is higher for India as compared to other countries.” (Live Mint) read more
The Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero was taken to Singapore last night for urgent medical treatment.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero has been in poor health over the past couple of weeks and was receiving treatment in hospital. (Colombo Gazette)
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) For more www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com SMMT welcomes the news that Jaguar Land Rover is to launch a major recruitment drive to attract up to 600 new employees to its UK base. The focus will be to recruit engineers to work on new technology and product development programmes after £700m investment in sustainable technologies. There will also be vacancies in purchasing, finance and human resources. read more
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett prepares for a play in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Indiana on Aug. 31. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter playing just his first game as a true freshman, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins was honored as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week and quarterback J.T. Barrett was selected as the conference’s co-Offensive Player of the Week. The Dobbins- and Barrett-led Buckeyes offense helped defeated Indiana 49-21 Thursday evening in the season opener.Dobbins rushed 29 times for 181 yards, the most by any Ohio State freshman in his debut. The La Grange, Texas, running back was just the sixth Buckeye true freshman to start the season opener in program history. He had more rushing attempts and picked up more yards on the ground in the game than Mike Weber, last season’s starting running back, had in any game during the 2016 season. Though Barrett struggled in the first half, he finished with completing 20-of-35 passes for 304 yards and throwing three touchdowns. The redshirt senior also picked up 61 yards on the ground, rushing for a single touchdown. During Ohio State’s first drive, Barrett set the record for most total offensive yards. He holds the record with 9,211 yards.Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was also honored as Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Nittany Lions’ win against Akron. Barkley rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns and added three catches for 54 yards. read more
Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) protects the net in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorSenior weekend for the No. 6 Ohio State women’s hockey ended with a loss. The Buckeyes fell 2-1 in their last regular-season game Saturday against Bemidji State.The two goals for the Beavers were scored by senior defender Alexis Joyce, who lit the lamp in the second period, and sophomore forward Jacqueline Kaasa, who beat Ohio State redshirt junior goaltender Kassidy Sauve in the third. Both goals went under review after speculation of the puck not passing Sauve.During the referee’s deliberation of the shots, Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall used that time to get her players’ focus back to the game.“During that time you just take a break, to say ‘Hey, goal or no goal you have to buckle down, defensively,’” Muzerall said. “It’s a time to collect them and let them know that they still have time, and we have to continue to press and not panic.”The only goal scored by Ohio State was scored two minutes into the second period by junior forward Maddy Field.“I told the girls, ‘It’s very obvious we’re upset, we lost on senior night,’” Muzerall said. “We have to pause and refocus but you have to reflect. If you are not reflecting and learning, then you’re going to have the same problems next weekend.”Sauve was injured with three minutes left in the second period, and had medical personnel check on her. However, she played through the pain and ended the night with 25 saves added to her all-time program record for saves with 2,478.Although the game didn’t end in Ohio State’s favor, Muzerall said the seniors honored before the game deserve credit for the program’s dramatic turnaround to a championship contender.“They’re brilliant,” Muzerall said. “They’re brilliant young women that are going to help shape the future. They’re smart and motivated. They’re very mature young women and very ambitious. Great hockey players and better people. I’ve learned a lot through the five of them, and I hope they continue to come back next year and support us.”The Buckeyes will lace up their skates next weekend and take the ice for their first round of the WCHA tournament. They will face off against Minnesota State in a three-game series. The first game is set for 6:07 p.m. Friday at the OSU Ice Rink.“We look at it in phases,” Muzerall said. “This was the first phase; the regular season is now over. Now we are stepping into phase two, its conference [tournament] play. The thing is, it resets for everybody. It doesn’t matter who won what before. That just helped you get your placement and let you know who you’re playing. [Minnesota State is] going to come hungry for us … I think we’ll be ready.” read more
Twenty American mining operations – six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines – won “Sentinels of Safety Awards” awards in recognition of their outstanding mine safety achievements during 2014. An American mine also won the annual Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).The Sentinels awards, sponsored annually by the National Mining Association (NMA), recognise coal and mineral mining operations in ten categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours are required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines.“These awards are a timely reminder of the importance of safety in the mining industry and of the further progress we are making to ensure every miner returns home safely after each and every shift,” said NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn.“The companies we honour today are the true sentinels of safety, not only the safest mines in this country but among the safest mines in the world,” Quinn said. “The industry is inspired by the example they have set.”Initiated in 1925 by then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, a former mining engineer, the Sentinels of Safety Award program has helped foster a strong safety commitment on the part of US mines.In addition, R.J. Matetic, director of the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, NIOSH, awarded the 2015 Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Award for extraordinary efforts, above and beyond mandatory requirements, to apply technology in ways that will improve mine worker safety or health. This year’s award recognised NMA member Murray Energy Corporation of Columbus, Ohio, for developing a fire suppression technology using a stored energy compressed air foam system that can be deployed in coal mines.Sentinels of Safety Award winners in 2014 include – the Skyline mine in Utah is the one pictured:Underground CoalSkyline MineBowie Resource Partners, LLC577,486 Injury-Free HoursCarbon Hill MineProspect Mining and Development Company, Inc.89,576 Injury-Free HoursSurface CoalJewett MineTexas Westmoreland Coal Co.836,853 Injury-Free HoursNo. 1 StripBeechwood Coal, LLC31,400 Injury-Free HoursCoal Processing FacilityBull Mountain Mine #1Signal Peak Energy, LLC292,390 Injury-Free HoursRed Bud Dock No. 1Appalachian Mining & Reclamation LLC27,029 Injury-Free HoursUnderground MetalLee Smith MineSmall Mine Development LLC174,710 Injury-Free HoursTroy Mine Inc.Hecla Mining Company100,758 Injury-Free HoursUnderground NonmetalMaysville MineCarmeuse Lime and Stone Co.212,385 Injury-Free HoursRich Hill Underground MineHanson Aggregates47,160 Injury-Free HoursOpen PitSheppardArcilla Mining & Land Company, LLC180,913 Injury-Free HoursBPM Lovell MineBentonite Performance Minerals LLC16,938 Injury-Free HoursQuarrySte. Genevieve FacilityTower Rock Stone Co.202,659 Injury-Free HoursPortable #1West Hawaii Concrete12,080 Injury-Free HoursDredgeBriggs PlantFordyce Holdings Inc.203,452 Injury-Free HoursCountry SideCountry Side Sand & Gravel, Inc.10,394 Injury-Free HoursBank or PitVista SandLonestar Prospects LTD184,867 Injury-Free HoursPortable Plant #1Associated Constructors, LLC9,367 Injury-Free HoursMetal/Nonmetal MillCopperton ConcentratorKennecott Utah Copper LLC649,385 Injury-Free HoursNokomis QuarryHanson Material Service21,549 Injury-Free Hours read more
When Amazon announced the new line-up of Kindle Fire tablets yesterday there was one feature that really stood out: the price. Shipping a 7-inch tablet with 32GB storage, a dual-core processor, and a HD display is pretty impressive for $249, and you can pick up the basic Kindle Fire for just $159.How has Amazon hit such low prices? Jeff Bezos suggested during his speech yesterday that there is no profit margin in the Kindle Fire hardware, Amazon will make their money off content sales instead. But there is another feature helping to keep the price down: advertising.Remember when Amazon introduced a cheaper Kindle e-reader Best Price at Amazon by adding advertising to it? It was called Kindle with Special Offers. Well, with the new Kindle Fires that advertising is a standard feature and you have no option to bypass it by paying more for an ad-free model.In the (very long) press release detailing the new Kindle Fires, Amazon includes a paragraph on Special Offers. They will appear every so often on your lock screen, tempting you to buy something. But the thing is, it’s unlikely you’ll mind seeing them because the offers are pretty good.The examples given include receiving $5 credits for other Amazon services such as the MP3 Store or Instant Video. Another will give you a $10 Amazon Gift Card for using a Discover card, and some brands will want to get their screensaver on your Kindle Fire, too.The only reason you probably won’t appreciate Special Offers is because it gets you spending more money, but then you are getting more content in return so it looks like a win for everyone except your bank balance.More at Amazon read more
Écologie et sécurité routière seront présentes au Mondial de l’auto 2010Paris, France – Le ministère de l’Écologie et la Sécurité Routière feront entendre leur voix au Mondial de l’automobile à Paris, du 2 au 17 octobre. Leurs stands informeront le public sur les transports collectifs, l’éco-conduite ou la sécurité au volant.Une baisse des émissions de CO2, mais aussi du nombre d’accidents. Tels sont les objectifs affichés de l’ouverture de deux stands bien particuliers, au prochain salon de l’auto. L’un sera tenu par la Sécurité Routière, l’autre par le ministère de l’Écologie. Dans le premier, une attention toute particulière sera prêtée aux conducteurs de deux-roues qui, avec 2% du trafic seulement, sont impliqués dans 28% des accidents mortels. Côté écologie, les visiteurs seront sensibilisés à la réduction des gaz à effet de serre, notamment par la promotion de l’éco-conduite, du covoiturage et des moyens de déplacement alternatifs, comme le vélo et les transports en commun. Dans le cadre du Grenelle de l’environnement, l’État a engagé 810 millions d’euros en 2009 pour créer en province 369 km de lignes de tramway et de bus à haut niveau de service (BHNS). En 2010, l’accent est mis sur les projets de métro compatibles avec une démarche “EcoCités”.Le 14 septembre 2010 à 17:28 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
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I feel that with this award, I should celebrate, but I also have a responsibility to make music with dignity — make music that represents our countries, Latin America and above all my Dominican Republic where I’m from. Thank you.” — Vicente GarcíaAfter leaving his role as the lead singer of the Dominican alternative rock band Calor Urbano, he worked with artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, and Maná as he launched his solo career. Now he’s reaping the rewards of his efforts.García took home his third Latin GRAMMY of the night for Best New Artist, a coveted General Field win. In addition, the singer/songwriter took home the Latin GRAMMY for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for A La Mar and Best Tropical Song for “Bachata En Kingston.” He is also nominated for Album Of The Year.The other nominees for Best New Artist were Paula Arenas, Cnco, Martina La Peligrosa, Mau Y Ricky, Rawayana, Sofía Reyes, Rosalía, Danay Suarez, and Sebastián Yatra. Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Facebook Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Residente Wins Best Urban Song Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Residente Wins Best Urban Song Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Song Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Prev Next 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY vicente-garc%C3%ADa-wins-best-new-artist-latin-grammy-18th-latin-grammys Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com read more
Avert your eyes, children. Getty Images Porn sites serving UK users will soon be required to confirm the age of visitors before letting them access content, the British government said Wednesday.As of July 15, commercial providers of pornography will have to ensure that only those over the age of 18 are able to access adult content, to protect minors. It’ll be up to individual sites and services to choose how they carry out verification. Options include face-to-face verification in stores, which would let people buy a so-called “porn pass,” or the use of a service like Mindgeek’s AgeID system, which lets people upload scans of their passports or driving licenses to be verified by a third party.Age checks were originally supposed to come into effect this spring as part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, but they were delayed while the government worked out the details of the new rules. The British Board of Film Classification will be in charge of ensuring that porn sites comply with the law. Those that fail to do so could be blocked.”Adult content is currently far too easy for children to access online,” Margot James, UK minister for digital, said in a statement. “The introduction of mandatory age-verification is a world-first, and we’ve taken the time to balance privacy concerns with the need to protect children from inappropriate content.”Opponents of the new rules pointed out that they won’t cover smaller sites or social networks, and can be circumvented by the use of VPNs. Others fear the systems used to verify age will be open to exploitation, and could result in people’s privacy being violated and their browsing histories being circulated beyond their control.”Having some age verification that is good and other systems that are bad is unfair and a scammer’s paradise — of the government’s own making,” Jim Killock, executive director of Open Rights Group, said in a statement. “Data leaks could be disastrous. And they will be the government’s own fault. The government needs to shape up and legislate for privacy before their own policy results in people being outed, careers destroyed or suicides being provoked.”A spokesperson for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said that the charity regularly heard from young people whose views about sex, body image and healthy relationships had been negatively affected by exposure to online pornography.”We want to make sure that when these new rules are implemented they are as effective as possible and protect children from coming across sexually explicit content,” the spokesperson said. “To accomplish this, it is crucial the rules keep pace with the different ways that children are exposed to porn online.” Tags Internet Services Comments Share your voice 2 Pornography read more
FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM PHOTOA major effort to overhaul the bail system in Texas was rolled out Thursday, and the reforms have some powerful backers. The target is a system that releases people held in jail before trial based in part on their ability to pay their bail or a fee to bond out. It’s a system that leaves many of the state’s poorest residents to wait in jail until their court date arrives, which advocates say wastes taxpayer dollars and unnecessarily upends lives. LISTEN: The KERA Radio storyAccording to the Texas Judicial Council, counties spend more than $900 million every year to lock people up before their court date. Three quarters of people in Texas jails are being held pre-trial, which means they haven’t been convicted of a crime. That’s way up from 25 years ago, when jails were filled mostly with people who’d already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to be there.Houston Sen. John Whitmire said many of those awaiting trial in jail could be safely released but are stuck behind bars because they can’t cobble together enough money to bond out. It’s a broken system, he said, that also lets potentially dangerous people go because they have the cash.“Today, if you’re a violent offender and you can afford a very expensive bond, you pay it and you go back to your, in my judgment, oftentimes criminal practice,” Whitmire said.Whitmire, a Democrat who chairs the Senate’s criminal justice committee, joined up with Rep. Andy Murr, a Republican from Kerrville, to introduce the sweeping bail reform package. The legislation is based on recommendations proposed by the Texas Judicial Council.It would require judges to use data to better assess the risk of a defendant not showing up for trial or committing a crime in the meantime. It would also make judges consider releasing low-risk, non-violent defendants without an upfront fee.Murr, a former judge who sits on the state’s judicial council, said that the reforms will give judges more tools without tying their hands.Powerful AlliesTop Texas judges have thrown their weight behind the effort.Judge Sharon Keller, presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht both spoke at the announcement.“Recent research has found a correlation between lengthy pre-trial detention, and an increased likelihood of recidivism,” Keller said, adding that people of color are more likely to detained pretrial than white defendants.Hecht said the courts shouldn’t punish people who before they’ve been convicted and aren’t likely to cause trouble, just because they’re poor.“These are people who would go back home, try to hold onto their jobs, try to hold onto their families, come back for their court appearance, try to hopefully get their lives straightened out,” Hecht said. “But they wouldn’t be a burden on society and on the taxpayers.”Hecht said that states across the country are enacting bail reforms, ending decades of what describes as a system operating largely due to inertia.“You get into a pattern, it’s pretty much working, and you don’t go back and see if it could be done better, and lo and behold, one day you wake someday and you think ‘why are we doing it this way?” Hecht said.The proposal has been lauded by reform advocates. In an email newsletter, University of Houston law professor Sandra Guerra Thompson said the current system likely played a role in the deaths of some of the 1,111 people who died in county jails between 2005 and 2015.The reforms, had they been enacted, “would surely have saved Sandra Bland’s life and might also have saved the life of Vincent Dewayne Young, who committed suicide in the Harris County jail the day before Valentine’s day last month.” Guerr Thompson wrote. Bland hanged herself in jail after she was unable to raise $515 to bond out of jail when she was arrested in 2015.Crunching The NumbersThe chief justice also pointed to a new study commissioned by the Texas Judicial Council that compared data from Tarrant and Travis counties, released Thursday. Tarrant County primarily uses a traditional cash bail system: a judge said a defendant has to pay a set amount of money to get out, based on how severe their crime was, and if they seem like a flight or public safety risk. Travis County requires the use of a data-based questionnaire to assess risk. Travis lets many low-risk defendants out on a personal bond, which has no upfront fee but carries a financial penalty if the defendant doesn’t show up for court.Dottie Carmichael from Texas A&M led the study, and said Tarrant’s system, requiring bail money, underperforms. “In the financial-based release system, 12 percent more potentially dangerous people were being let out of detention. These are not just average offenders. These are disproportionately violent,” Carmichael said.Carmichael also finds a money-bail system holds low-risk defendants in jail more often, and for longer periods of time. All of that costs taxpayers more.An Industry Under ThreatThe reform package won’t do away with cash bail entirely, but the bail bond industry in Texas worries it’ll put them out of business, and is gearing up for a major fight. In a fundraising letter sent to bond brokers, the trade association Professional Bondsmen of Texas presented the legislation as an existential threat.“Everyone will be negatively affected or put out of business this session,” without the ability to mount an effective lobbying effort in Austin, the letter said, asking for everyone to donate to the cause. It was written in bright red, underlined, all capital letters.Industry officials often argue that bail agents help ensure defendants make it to their court date, and that the financial stake is a necessary spur to keep some defendants in line.Critics say the industry profits off of people too poor to pay their own bail, who must sacrifice a fee to a bond broker even if they are found not-guilty. For-profit bail bond companies are banned in most of the world.A request for comment from the Professional Bondsmen of Texas was not returned.The letter also points to the threat to the industry imposed by a class action lawsuit in Houston arguing that the use of money bail for petty crimes unconstitutionally keeps people incarcerated because they can’t make bail. Harris County’s sheriff, county executive and district attorney have all come out in favor of the litigants suing the county.Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM. Share read more
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is changing its policy to allow religious non-profit institutions to apply for disaster relief funds. The change follows a brief legal battle with three south Texas churches. Hi-Way Tabernacle in Cleveland, Harvest Family Church in Spring, and Rockport First Assembly of God had filed suit claiming religious discrimination. Page 1 of Houses of Worship Eligibility Memo 1 2 18 Final Contributed to DocumentCloud by Dave Fehling of KUHF Houston Public Radio • View document or read text Becket, a non-profit, public interest legal and educational institution filed on behalf of the churches arguing that houses of worship should be allowed to have equal access to FEMA aid. “FEMA needed a nudge from our lawsuit to follow the Constitution. It appears to say that FEMA will follow Trinity Lutheran, which is a move in the right direction,” says Becket attorney Diana Verm.In the case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June that a Missouri program that denied a grant to a religious school for playground resurfacing, while providing funds to similar non-religious groups, violated the First Amendment.Jamie Aycock, a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP filed an Amicus brief on behalf of the Jews for Religious Liberty and The Congregation Torah Vachesed, in support of the suit against FEMA. “We’re happy that FEMA has revised its policy to eliminate explicit discrimination against religious groups,” Aycock says. ” We are hopeful now that the policy will be implemented in an evenhanded way that treats religious and non-religious groups on equal footing. We also hope this paves the way for much needed help for Houston’s Jewish community that was particularly hard hit by hurricane Harvey.”While the government agency has issued a statement announcing the change, a new Policy Guide has yet to be released. “At this point it looks to us that the policy has been revised to eliminate any explicit discrimination against religious groups, but what still remains to be seen is how that’s actually put into practice,” says Aycock.In the week following Hurricane Harvey President trump tweeted his support for churches. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA relief funds for helping victims of hurricane Harvey (just like others),” the President tweeted. Share @realDonaldTrumpReverend Dave Welch is the president of the U.S. Pastor Council. He appreciates Trump’s support. “Clearly we do believe that the policy was unconstitutional and discriminatory, and we believe that previous statements by the President would support any administration to make that policy change without resorting to litigation. But, at the end of the day we’re very glad that they took the step to make the change, and churches who have that need because of damaged facilities can have access [to funds] if they so choose, that will help them get back on track,” says Welch.Of the 146 parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, more than 80 were damaged by Harvey, four of the parish locations were considered “catastrophic damages.” Through a statement Cardinal DiNardo says, “The parishioners have been battered, but they are not broken. Their faith is strong and they look forward to rebuilding and returning to their parish homes.” Listen X 00:00 /01:04 read more
Urban American Outdoors TV (UAOTV) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, the National Parks Service, Healthy Parks and Healthy People and the U.S. Forest Service will host the Urban Kids Fishing Derby. The fishing experience and celebration will be held on Sept. 19 at the Constitution Gardens located at 1850 Constitution Ave. NW. The event is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the derby kicks off soon after and ends at noon. For more information contact Candice Price, executive producer of Urban American Outdoors TV at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 913-334- 5177. read more
A few years ago, Samsung took a stab at the giant tablet market with a slate called the Galaxy View. And now, it’s back at it, according to a new report.Samsung is working on a new Galaxy View 2 that would feature a whopping 17.5-inch screen, Android Police is reporting, citing sources. The tablet would be slightly smaller than the first Galaxy View, which had an 18.4-inch screen and was running on Android 5.1. That tablet cost $600, which made it a tough sell.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/galaxy-view-2?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 According to the Android Police report, the Galaxy View 2 has a more compact design than its predecessor, which weighed six pounds. It’ll use USB-C for charging and instead of coming with a handle to carry it around, Samsung’s new slate will feature what the site’s source calls a “book-style hinge” that doubles as a stand. Using the hinge, it looks like you’ll be able to position the Galaxy View 2 so you can digitally write on the screen or prop it up for watching video.MORE: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 – Full Review The Galaxy View 2 — if it exists, that is — would run on Android, according to the report. It would also feature a 1080p screen and could run on Samsung’s Exynos processor. It’s unknown, however, which Exynos version it might run on and how much power we can expect from the tablet’s processor.By the sound of it, though, the Galaxy View 2 won’t be a high-end slate. Android Police’s sources said that the tablet will only come with 3GB of RAM. And although you might be able to digitally write on its screen, it won’t have a built-in stylus like the S Pen. You also shouldn’t expect a DeX option for you to use it as a desktop.So, like the first Galaxy View, it appears the Galaxy View 2 will be geared more towards entertainment than productivity.The Android Police sources didn’t say when the Galaxy View 2 might launch and balked at venturing a price. It’s worth noting, however, that the original Galaxy View launched in October.Best 2-in-1s – Laptop/Tablet Hybrids Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy?Best College Laptop – Laptops by Major – Laptop Mag by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement read more
THE share of European Union citizens who booked accommodation and transport services online via ‘any website or an app’ from another private individual in the past 12 months was 17 per cent and eight per cent respectively, the European Commission’s statistical office said.Travellers from the UK, Cyprus’ largest source of incoming tourism, were the keenest EU citizens to opt for a ‘peer-to-peer’ booking for their accommodation and transport via any website or an app, Eurostat said in a statement on its website. The share of UK citizens who did so was 34 per cent and 27 per cent respectively in the past 12 months.The Luxembourgians and Irish were second and third most-likely to book their accommodation online from other individuals with 22 per cent and 21 per cent respectively, it said. The share of Estonians and Irish who booked their travel service that way was 20 per cent and 17 per cent respectively which was again the second and third-highest.The percentage of EU citizens and Britons who booked their accommodation via a dedicated website or app from other peers was in the past 12 months 14 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.The share of those who also booked their travel arrangements via dedicated websites or apps was seven per cent and 24 per cent respectively.The Cyprus Hotel Association, a business group which represents the largest number of Cypriot hotel owners and operators, said that its members are alarmed at the new trend, which includes services provided by Airbnb, Lovehomeswap, Bed&Fed, Homeaway, and Rooorama to name a few.This is a threat which “entails risks and constitutes a form of unfair competition,” said Zacharias Ioannides, director general of the Cyprus Hotel Association.“This is out of control, there are no controls or inspection of accommodation of this type in essential areas such as health and safety,” he said in a telephone interview.“Major cities abroad have introduced legislation which provides registration,” he said and asked Cypriot authorities to do more to tackle the phenomenon as, unlike lawful hotel units, operators of this type of accommodation pay no taxes to the government or local authorities.In addition, he said, the hotel industry invests in services and facilities not offered by this type of accommodation platform, he said.The association has included ‘digital revolution and benchmarking’ on its agenda for its next annual general meeting on February 13, Ioannides added.While the Eurostat data does not reveal how many travellers booked their accommodation in Cyprus or their transport to Cyprus from other individuals, it shows that Cypriots are in general far behind the trend.The share of Cypriots who booked their accommodation from other individuals online was only four per cent in the past 12 months, the second lowest after the Czechs with one per cent.And when it came to booking transportation, the percentage of those who used a website or app to do so was one per cent, the lowest in the EU.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy CC Debt Are In For Big SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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