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Yarmouth Ferry Service Agreement in Place

first_imgThe province has reached a 10-year agreement with Bay Ferries Limited to manage and operate a high-speed ferry between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine. Government will provide annual funding for the ferry service, including marketing, at $10.2 million for the first season and $9.4 million for the second. There will also be $4.1 million for start-up costs that will include terminal upgrades and $9 million towards the ferry’s retrofit, in lieu of two years of charter fees. “This long-term support for a solid ferry operator provides stability and predictability for Nova Scotia businesses and tourism operators from all across the province,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “The Yarmouth Ferry is a vital link in Nova Scotia’s transportation system. It is as essential as the TransCanada highway.” “With this service in place, we will bring more visitors to our province – that means more jobs for the people of Nova Scotia.” The new service is Yarmouth-based, leaving Yarmouth in the morning, travelling to Portland, and returning to Nova Scotia that evening. It will increase overnight stays in the region and provide an economic boost to Nova Scotia businesses. It will reduce the travel time in half and eliminate the need for vessel cabins and additional onboard staff. It will also be quicker than driving between Portland and Nova Scotia. Bay Ferries Limited, who operated the Yarmouth-Portland ferry service until 2009, has secured a vessel from the Military Sealift Command of the United States navy for the service. The vessel is a high-speed ferry with a capacity of 282 vehicles and 866 passengers. It was built in 2007 as a civilian ferry and was used in the Hawaiian Islands. “We are pleased to once again provide this important service between Nova Scotia and Portland,” said Mark MacDonald, president and CEO of Bay Ferries Limited. “We’re ready to aggressively market the ferry service to Americans and beyond and help boost tourism to Nova Scotia.” The 2016 season schedule is anticipated to run June 15 to Sept. 30, departing Yarmouth and Portland daily at 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively and returning to Yarmouth at 9 p.m. “A stable, long-term ferry operation in Yarmouth is great news for tourism operators all across Nova Scotia,” said Graham Hudson, general manager of the Keltic Lodge and Highland Links Golf Course. “As the operator of a tourist destination in Cape Breton, the Yarmouth Ferry is a key transportation link in bringing US tourists to all parts of our province. We will all need to take advantage of the business opportunity this brings us.” Details of the ferry service can be found at “http://www.ferries.ca .last_img read more

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Canada reduces presence in Cuba after another diplomat falls mysteriously ill

first_imgOTTAWA — A 14th Canadian has fallen ill to an unexplained illness in Havana, Cuba, prompting further reductions in embassy staffing in the country.Canadian government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say Global Affairs Canada will consider halving its diplomatic presence in the Cuban capital, potentially reducing its representation by eight people from the current 16 serving in the Havana embassy.The remaining diplomats will deliver only essential consular services, following a downsizing in April that determined that diplomats posted to Cuba would not be accompanied by families and dependents due to the ongoing uncertainty.This latest case involves a diplomat who arrived in the summer and who reported symptoms on Dec. 29 of a mysterious illness that causes problems including nausea, dizziness, headaches and trouble concentrating.The cause remains a mystery, and Canadian officials say they are getting good co-operation from the Cuban government, which is also frustrated by the incidents.The RCMP is leading an investigation into the cause of the ailments that have affected both serving diplomats and family members and have also struck several American diplomats in Havana.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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2nd woman testifies against Winnipeg suspect in death of woman found in

first_imgWINNIPEG — A woman is testifying that she was once wrapped in duct tape and threatened with a meat cleaver by a Winnipeg man accused of killing another woman whose body was found in a barrel.Perez Cleveland, who is 46, has pleaded not guilty to killing 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett in December 2016.Holley Sullivan has told court that she started dating Cleveland after they met working at a call centre in Toronto in 2010 when she was 21 and he was 36.She said the relationship started well, but it quickly turned abusive and more women began living with them.Sullivan is currently serving time after pleading guilty for her role in hiding Barrett’s body in the barrel.Earlier this week, court heard that Cleveland shared the Winnipeg house with his adult daughter and five women who were described in court by one of them as “sister wives.”The defence has argued that one of the women, Jessica Reid, was jealous, on methamphetamine and was violent towards Barrett. Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Caribbean Filmmaker Paul Pryces Original TV Series Serpents Mouth Wins Big Pitch

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Serpents Mouth is a television adaptation of Pryce’s 14-minute proof of concept film The Deliverer which will have its World Premiere on Saturday, September 15 at 9pm at The Royal Cinema, downtown Toronto. The Deliverer is part of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, a showcase for Caribbean films presented during TIFF from September 5 through 20.The Deliverer was written and produced by Pryce who also appears in the leading role. His longtime collaborator, Ron Morales directs. Their last film Come Out, Come Out, had its World Premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.Pryce holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama. He appeared in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, A+E’s Unforgettable as well as in plays across the United States, before launching Paul Pryce Entertainment to produce his own content.The Deliverer is inspired by real events. Set in Trinidad, it tells the story of a fisherman who fails to stop a corrupt Government from destroying his village to make way for an oil refinery. He eventually brokers a deal with a drug runner to traffic cocaine and raise the funds to bribe the government into aborting their plan.Also, in development for Pryce is a romantic-drama titled Between Us, a feature film set in New York City and Korea, which is a collaboration with actor/filmmaker Hyojin Park.Following Toronto, The Deliverer will have its Caribbean premiere at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, followed by its Ontario premiere at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, both later in September.The Royal Cinema is located at 608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario.See also – www.thedeliverermovie.com. NEW YORK — Trinidadian-born, New York based actor/filmmaker Paul Pryce has won two major awards for his original television series Serpents Mouth from the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, ‘The Big Pitch’ at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab allows Caribbean producers to pitch their prospective television projects to industry insiders during the Breakfast at TIFF series at the TIFF Lightbox, held this year on Sunday, September 9.Pryce’s pitch for Serpents Mouth was voted Best Pitch by a panel of judges and received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of media and industry professionals at the event. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Laurentian Banks Q1 net income down 32 per cent to miss estimates

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank announced job cuts as it reported first-quarter net income of $40.3 million, down 32 per cent from the same period a year earlier.The Montreal-based lender’s net income for the quarter ended Jan. 31 amounted to 88 cents in diluted earnings per share, down from $1.41 one year ago.On an adjusted basis, Laurentian reported net income of $44.7 million or diluted earnings per share of 98 cents, down from $63.2 million or $1.49 per share a year ago.Analysts on average expected adjusted diluted earnings of $1.29 per share.Laurentian chief executive Francois Desjardins says the lender’s performance during the quarter was hurt by lower capital market revenue. Market volatility at the end of 2018 has weighed on the quarterly earnings of several Canadian banks.The bank also says it took measures to improve efficiency during the quarter that will lead to a reduction of its head count by approximately 10 per cent or 350 employees over the next 12 months.“Laurentian Bank Financial Group has never been in a better financial position, in terms of its solid capital and liquidity levels; it continues to have an industry low loan loss provision — a testament to the quality of our underwriting and credit risk management,” Desjardins said in a statement. “And even if there is more work to do, it has never been stronger in terms of its processes and technology.”The Canadian Press read more

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More passengers lifted off Norway cruise ship before towing

STAVANGER, Norway — Rescue workers are evacuating more passengers from a cruise ship that had engine problems in bad weather off Norway’s western coast while authorities prepare to tow the vessel to a nearby port.Norway’s Joint Rescue Center said 379 of the 1,373 passengers and crew members on the Viking Sky had been taken off the ship one-by-one and airlifted to shore as of Sunday morning.The rescue centre says three of the ship’s four engines are working now and will help power the boat while it’s towed to Molde. The helicopter evacuations will continue in the meantime.The Viking Sky ran into trouble Saturday afternoon in an unpredictable area of the Norwegian coast known for rough, frigid waters. Police said the crew, fearing the ship would run aground, managed to anchor in Hustadvika Bay so the evacuations could take place.The Associated Press read more

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Wildfires in British Columbia Interior begin to exact economic toll

VANCOUVER — The wildfires ripping through British Columbia’s Interior are beginning to exact an economic toll, forcing companies in the forestry and mining sectors to scale back or suspend operations altogether.“We saw a really, really bad fire issue in 2003 in the region, but nothing this widespread,” said Greg Munden, president of Munden Ventures Ltd. The log hauling and harvesting company shut down harvesting operations two weeks ago.About 30 to 40 logging companies spanning from Merritt, B.C., to several hundred kilometres north in Williams Lake have also shut down harvesting operations, Munden said.As of Monday morning, most areas ceased hauling operations as well, while some companies stopped work at their mills, he added.West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT) closed its 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chasm, B.C., locations as of the afternoon of Sunday, July 9, according to a statement.The company’s mills near active fires “have staff and resources that are being deployed to protect our facilities and the community,” the statement said.Norbord Inc. (TSX:OSB) says it has shut down its wood panel mill, also in 100 Mile House, and it’s assessing what impact the fires will have on its production schedule.The company says all of the mill’s employees safely left the area, with no reported injuries, and the site was secure at the time of the evacuation.Tolko Industries Ltd. said on its Facebook page that its two Williams Lake locations, the Lakeview and Soda Creek mills, would not open Monday and managers would meet daily to determine whether to open going forward.Meanwhile, in the mining industry, Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) said it significantly reduced operations at the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine in the Williams Lake area.Imperial Metals says many of the roads used to access the site have been closed and if critical supplies such as fuel are no longer available, the mine may suspend operations altogether.Currently, neither the local communities nor the province can expect to feel a significant economic impact, said Harry Nelson, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.A company like West Fraser, for example, can ramp up production at its other locations to mitigate losses from the closed site, said Nelson, who teaches in the department of forest resource management.If the fires continue to grow, however, it can get more difficult to make up lost production, he said.“I think we’re still aways from that, hopefully.”If companies start losing buildings, like mills, to the fires, Nelson said, local communities could feel the brunt of the fallout if a producer chooses not to rebuild in the area.Nelson pointed to a Tolko Industries sawmill in Louis Creek, B.C., that was destroyed in a 2003 fire. The company chose not to rebuild, citing economic forces at play at the time.The fire appears to be within a couple kilometres of the Norbord mill, wrote Paul C. Quinn, an RBC Dominion Securities Inc. analyst, in a note. He added it’s assumed business interruption and commercial insurance would cover potential losses, which could include roughly $140 million to $145 million to replace the mill.In 2003, wildfires in the province cost the B.C. economy $1.3 billion in direct fire suppression costs and indirect economic losses, according to a paper by the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

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Largest UK earthquake for a decade hits Wales and west of England

first_imgThe Bay campus of Swansea University has been evacuated as a precaution(Picture – C&J) pic.twitter.com/YvrVB3Vi4H— Swansea Sound (@swanseasound) February 17, 2018 “It’s only when I tweeted that others then mentioned the same thing that it became apparent it was a quake.”Ashleigh Lewis, an 18-year-old university student living in Bath, also felt the tremor. She said: “I was just in my flat, the bed started shaking. I thought it was my neighbour downstairs, but when I looked the entire room was shaking, it was so strange.”In the wake of the tremor Swansea University was evacuated as a precaution, however police in the Welsh city urged people not to call the emergency services unless they had injuries or damage to report. I appear to have missed an earthquake in Cardiff. In a disaster movie, I’m that unnamed character listening to music on over-sized headphones who turns around to see a tornado/fireball/tidal wave bearing down on him when it’s just too late.— David Llewellyn (@TheDaiLlew) February 17, 2018 “I wasn’t sure what it was at first as it’s not usual for the UK, and we have demolition work down the road so I thought it could be that. The largest earthquake to hit the UK for a decade has struck in Wales and been felt as far away as Birmingham, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.People reported feeling buildings shake and a university was evacuated as the 4.4 magnitude tremor happened around 2pm. The quake’s epicentre was registered around 12 miles north east of Swansea and its hypocentre, the point where the shift actually happened, was five miles under the surface of the earth.The BGS said earthquakes of this magnitude occur in the UK around once every two to three years.A spokesman for the BGS said: “It was a reasonably sized earthquake. This earthquake has been felt across a large area of Wales and England with the furthest reports so far from Birmingham and Devon.  The whole building just rocked, The Championship shield moved but is safe.🏆 #Earthquake #Wales pic.twitter.com/jlvEAAim1Z— Mountain Ash GC (@MountainAshGolf) February 17, 2018 The quake also temporarily halted first half play in Port Talbot FC’s Welsh Football League Division One match against Taff’s Well A.F.C. Saturday’s earthquake was the largest to hit the UK since the 5.2 magnitude one, which struck near the Lincolnshire town of Market Rasen in February 2008.That quake was felt across the UK, and as far away as Ireland. It resulted in some buildings being damaged and a 19-year-old man suffering a broken pelvis when a chimney collapsed in south Yorkshire. Carnage here #WeWillRebuild #Cardiff #Earthquake pic.twitter.com/QaSks8WfZu— Geoff Hunt (@geoffhunt10) February 17, 2018center_img 43′ – temporary stop in play. A recorded earthquake in the area. Incredible.— Port Talbot Town FC (@PortTalbotTown) February 17, 2018 The largest known British earthquake occurred in 1931 near the Dogger Bank, a large sandbank the North Sea off the east coast of England, at a magnitude of 6.1. “This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the Market Rasen earthquake  in 2008.”There have been no reports yet of serious damage or injuries with many people taking to social media to ask if others had felt the minor quake.Tom Haden felt the quake while cooking at his home in Redcliffe, in the centre of Bristol, and initially thought it was building works.The 27-year-old software engineer told the Telegraph: “I was cooking in the apartment here and just felt the floor shake, few things shaking and swaying in here; [it] lasted all of about 10 seconds. Meanwhile for many other people the incident was a point of mirth or an excuse to reacquaint themselves with their neighbours, while some missed it altogether. First time I’ve spoke to half of my neighbours in about 5 years so that was nice 😂 #earthquake— Bowen Lloyd (@bowen_ace) February 17, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Despite being 60 miles from the shore it was powerful enough to cause minor damage to buildings near the coast.The most serious earthquake to happen in the UK hit the Colchester area in 1884 and damaged more than 1,000 buildings, collapsing chimneys and cracking walls open.last_img read more

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Eleven nights of rioting over alleged police rape of young man in

first_img By Daragh Brophy Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 9:11 AM protest against police brutality in Paris, demonstrators tear gassed pic.twitter.com/irKQvxWw8r— Amar Toor (@amartoo) February 15, 2017 Short URL 2 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3242429 Source: Amar Toor/Twitter Feb 16th 2017, 9:11 AM center_img 14,110 Views RIOTS SPILLED FROM the suburbs of Paris into the city centre last night, as hundreds gathered to demand justice for a 22-year-old black man who says he was raped with a police officer’s baton.Euronews reports that youths set rubbish bins on fire and threw missiles at police. A metro station was also closed for a time before calm was restored later in the night.The alleged rape of the young man with a police baton has sparked eleven nights of rioting and more than 200 arrests.French President Francois Hollande earlier this week called for “justice” over the alleged rape.“Justice must be served,” Hollande said during a visit to Aubervilliers, located in the Seine-Saint-Denis region northeast of Paris where a 22-year-old youth worker, identified only as Theo, was assaulted on 2 February.But Hollande also condemned the ensuing riots. Protesters in Paris last night. Source: Thibault CamusThe injuries sustained by Theo during a stop-and-search operation in the suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois have sparked clashes with police and arson attacks across the impoverished, ethnically-mixed housing estates that ring the French capital.Theo suffered severe anal injuries requiring hospital treatment during his arrest by four officers, one of whom allegedly sodomised him with a truncheon.One officer has been charged with rape and the three others with assault. All four have been suspended from the force.On Tuesday, a separate investigation was launched into claims that one of the four officers beat up another black youth in Aulnay-sous-Bois on 26 January.The youth, also aged 22 who gave his name as Mohamed K, told L’Obs news weekly that he had been punched, kicked and beaten with a baton. Pictures published by the paper showed severe swelling and bruises to his face. Eleven nights of rioting over alleged police rape of young man in Paris Hundreds gathered to demand justice for a 22-year-old black man who says he was raped with an officer’s baton. Source: Thibault CamusHollande said France was determined to “show that we are capable of living together in a peaceful society, but where respect is the rule and where we must be firm towards those who diverge from this principle”.Separately, leading French artists launched an appeal calling for far-reaching reforms of the police to prevent similar episodes of alleged brutality.The call, published in Wednesday’s edition of the leftwing daily Liberation, urged the use of cameras on police uniforms, the reintroduction of neighbourhood policing and an overhaul of training policy.The nationally-known signatories included movie director Nils Tavernier, singer Patrick Bruel, actresses Josiane Balasko and Mathilda May, and Olivier Py, director of the Avignon arts festival.‘Fuel to the fire’ With presidential elections in April and May, the alleged assault, which follows the death of a young black man in police custody in another Paris suburb last year, has become a campaign issue.Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday launched a petition “to support the police” after blaming “laxism in French society” for the problems of the restive suburbs.The head of the anti-immigration National Front party called for a “major tightening of the screws” to boost police capabilities.Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon lashed Le Pen, saying she was “adding fuel to the fire”.“She encourages violence through her hateful rhetoric,” Hamon said.On Monday, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux made an appeal for “responsibility, calm (and) faith in the justice system”.Hollande, who visited Theo in hospital last week, decided not to seek re-election.The leftist Hamon, who won the Socialist nomination, is given little chance of getting past the first round on 23 April.The latest voter surveys show Le Pen with 27% support for the first round – more than any other candidate – although she is currently not expected to triumph in the 7 May runoff vote.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Daragh Brophy. Comments have been disabled as legal proceedings are ongoing. Read: Second woman arrested in Malaysia over North Korea assassination >Read: Ireland’s corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage > Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Criminals never know they are being investigated by the Criminal Assets Bureau

first_img Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 11:33 AM https://jrnl.ie/4572387 By Conor McCrave Share85 Tweet Email2 39,614 Views 18 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Garda Press Criminals never know they are being investigated by the Criminal Assets Bureau, says agency boss “They wouldn’t know [and] the financial institution would be forbidden to tell them.”center_img CRIMINALS UNDER INVESTIGATION by the Criminal Assets Bureau never know they are being targeted until a search is carried out on their property, the agency’s chief has said.CAB is currently targeting 1,075 individuals which it is investigating over suspicions that they are benefiting from crime.Around 45% of those cases are based in the greater Dublin area while the other 55% of cases are spread throughout the rest of the country.Speaking on Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One last night, Detective Chief Superintendent, Pat Clavin said CAB teams can investigate individual financial details without ever alerting the individual.By the time teams arrive from the CAB to carry out searches of individual “the work is 90% done”, Clavin said.We tend to do a lot of investigations very quietly and when we would carry out searches we know what we’re looking for.“We know what documents we’re looking for… records [that] we’re looking to preserve, items that might be disposed of – but before that, we would have got orders from the courts to look at bank accounts, to look at lifestyles and transactions.“They wouldn’t know [and] the financial institution would be forbidden to tell them.”The organisation aims to recover any assets or wealth obtained through crime and does so through the courts, a tax on wealth, or recovery through social welfare.“We were going through our results recently and in the courts situation we seem to win about 98% of the cases… that’s not to say we haven’t lost cases,” Clavin said.We’re a bureau that only deals with criminals and our sole purpose is to take their assets from them.”He said members of the public can report their suspicions in complete confidence and would never be compelled to testify.“If you report an assault you will end up required to go to court and give evidence,” he said.“If you report your suspicions about somebody that has criminal assets, we will never require that member of the public to give evidence.“We will conduct our own investigations and the member of the public will be treated in absolute confidence, and they will never be identified to anybody.” Results of ⁦@AmarachResearch⁩ poll of 1,000+ adults for ⁦@ClaireByrneLive⁩ #CBLIVE pic.twitter.com/sNhoEkXOg7— RTÉ ClaireByrneLive (@ClaireByrneLive) April 1, 2019 Source: RTÉ ClaireByrneLive/Twitter The CAB is a multi-agency organisation that works with resources within An Garda, Revenue and customs, and the Department of Employment and Social Protection.There are currently 350 Gardaí throughout the country who are trained Asset Profilers with a specific responsibility to report any assets earned in an illegal way.It also works with foreign organisations including Interpol and the National Crime Agency in the UK. Apr 2nd 2019, 11:33 AM Image: Garda Press Short URLlast_img read more

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The New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like a Damned Batmobile

first_img Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target What’s that saying? Aim for the Moon, so even if you fail you land among the stars? I think someone might be taking some inspiration from that old mantra. This Saturday new Martian rover mock-up was unveiled and Kennedy Space Center. And it’s… well… it’s something alright.First thing’s first, this thing is huge — almost 30 feet long and more than 10 feet high. Part of that is so that the machine can have good ground clearance. That would help this hypothetical vehicle navigate the craggy Martian terrain a bit easier, not mention give the shock absorbers some space to dissipate the jolts and bumps that’d certainly come with a road trip to Mars. That dovetails well into the next big change. Unlike our little remote-controlled bots like Curiosity, this behemoth would be kitted out to carry people all over the Martian surface.There is one big catch, of course. Nothing about this rover was designed by NASA, rather it was Hollywood veteran concept car design team, the Parker Brothers. That kinda helps everything else click into place. This definitely doesn’t look like the efficient, bare-bones design aesthetic we’ve come to expect from NASA. Plus, the team built this buggy in a few months. Not the agonizing multi-year process it takes to send anything to space the traditional way.It’s super unlikely that anything resembling this guy will ever fly. If you know the first thing about spaceflight, it’s that it can be expensive. And this beast isn’t that at all. It’s gaudy, over-the-top and wastes a lot of space with weird angles and giant… everything. But it’s also really badass and makes me hope that somehow, someway, there’s going to be a Batman movie that takes place entirely on Mars with him darting around in this weird tank-like thing.Don’t give me that. You’d watch it.You know you would.last_img read more

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Funeral services to be held for San Diegobased Marine killed in helicopter

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Funeral services to be held for San Diego-based Marine killed in helicopter crash John Soderman, Posted: April 14, 2018 April 14, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The remains of a 33-year-old Marine killed last week along with three fellow Miramar-based servicemen in a helicopter crash in Imperial County will arrive in San Diego Saturday in preparation for funeral services.Gunnery Sgt. Derik R. Holley of Dayton, Ohio, and his crew mates were taking part in training exercises near El Centro when the CH-53E Super Stallion they were aboard went down for unknown reasons on the afternoon of April 3. The cause of the crash is under investigation.Holley’s body will arrive at San Diego International Airport late this afternoon, then be transported via a military procession to a Mountain View-area mortuary, according to Laura Herzog, executive director of Honoring Our Fallen, a support group for families of military casualties.Also killed in the accident were Lance Cpl. Taylor J. Conrad of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 1st Lt. Samuel D. Phillips of Pinehurst, North Carolina; and Capt. Samuel A. Schultz of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania.The personnel, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, had flown to the remote desert area from Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to practice making landings in unimproved terrain, according to USMC officials.Holley enlisted in the Marines in November 2003 and deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program and with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.During his service, he received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight, and Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.A ceremonial memorial service for Holley is scheduled for Tuesday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Herzog said. Updated: 7:24 PM John Soderman last_img read more

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Log truck overturns driver injured

first_imgA log truck driver was injured Thursday morning when his rig overturned near Rotschy Road.Diesel spilled but the seepage was contained and did not enter Cedar Creek, said Chief Ben Peeler with Fire District 13.Peeler said the log truck driver was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the driver’s name was not available.Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating, Peeler added.last_img read more

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Sports Monday James Harden Sidelined And The Texans Replacing Rick Smith

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share 00:00 /07:03 Xcenter_img Michael Hagerty While James Harden is sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Houston Rockets have begun the New Year on unfamiliar terms – losing. The Rockets dropped two of three last week – those losses coming at the hands of first place Golden State on Thursday and the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.And the Houston Texans have begun interviewing candidates to take over as general manager, replacing Rick Smith.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. last_img read more

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This LifeSized Devilman Statue is Awesome and Awesomely Expensive

first_img Devilman is one of the coolest anime and manga characters around, and a life-sized replica of the hero would certainly make for an eye-catching display in your home. One of his famous poses finds him sitting, pondering something, on Tokyo Tower, which you’ll see in several smaller toys and figures. But there’s one huge life-sized version that you can pick up as well if your money is burning a hole in your pocket, or if you happen to own a large home or mansion in which to display it.そうだ、今なら「のん」こと元能年玲奈はデビルマン演れる。エンディングだけでも見たい。東京タワーに腕組みして座ってるアレ。「誰も知らない 知られちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」「何も言えない 話しちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」 pic.twitter.com/fvZuspcxTX— ゾルゲ市蔵 (@zolge1) February 12, 2017In case you’re unfamiliar with Devilman, it’s a series from Go Nagai that follows a young man who ends up being turned into a “devilman” (half human, half devil) and combats demons who want to take over the world. Akira Fudo is Devilman himself, though you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the superpowered version of the character.くっそかっこいー! pic.twitter.com/49XU2L4h3Y— やっしゅ (@ya_5hz) April 16, 2018If you want to make this huge version of Devilman your own, it is for sale, however. You can make a sojourn to Japan to go to the hobby shop Jungle and make it yours for a whopping $3,505, which is understandably prohibitively expensive, but how awesome would this looking sitting in a chair in your home? You could then watch Devilman and Devilman Crybaby as well as all the other spinoffs and OVAs with your big, oversized half-devil, half-human pal.If you do go out and spend all that cash on this figure, don’t come back and blame us for your rash decisions — you know you agreed it was a cool idea before you even decided to do it. And certainly don’t buy one for me, too. That would be an awful idea, wouldn’t it? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img Devilman Crybaby Is Netflix’s First Anime MasterpieceDevilman Crybaby Targeting A 2018 Release on Netflix last_img read more

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Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 13:18All lanes back open on the M6 in Cheshire13:16Virgin Trains West Coast delays Delays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast Southbound between Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District due to track fault.13:09Red X on M6 in Cheshire13:08A500 slip road blocked A500 D Road Southbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle at A5271 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Congestion to Talke Roundabout. Sensors suggests the vehicle has broken down coming off the entry slip road. The entry slip road is partially blocked aswell.12:36One lane closed on M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down car towing a trailer on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Lane one (of three) is closed. 11:49Leek Road slow Slow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).11:48Padgbury Lane, AstburyAdvance Warning – Padgbury Lane in both directions closed due to water main work from A534 Sandbach Road to Greenacres Road. From 0:01 on 22nd September.11:06Waterloo Road in Hanley Heavy traffic on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 10:37Longport delays Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 10:22Delays on Smallthorne roundabouts Heavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.08:44Man taken to hospital after flaming gas cannister explodes in face (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service / Google)A man in his forties had to be rushed to hospital after a gas cannister in a boat went off in his face. Full story08:43Chell Street delays Usual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). 08:43Smallthorne roundabouts Usual congestion on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).08:43Virgin Trains West Coast delays in Cheshire Delays of up to 20 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Wilmslow and Stockport due to an object being caught in the overhead wires.08:13Bucknall RoadBucknall Road inbound busy but moving from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. 08:13Council responds to overnight flooding07:46A50 westbound busy50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).07:46A500 queuing Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound from A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange) to M6 J15 (Stoke-On-Trent).07:38M6 in Cheshire clearedAll lanes open, broken down car removed on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Lane one (of four) was closed until around 07:35.07:35A50 busy in Fenton A50 Victoria Road busy but moving at A5007 City Road.07:31Delays through Longport Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.07:26Slow through Chell Slow traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout.07:26Werrington Road busy A52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).07:12Broken down vehicle on the M6One lane closed due to broken down car on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed. 06:54A500 roadworksTraffic moving well on A500 D Road Through The Roadworks Southbound before A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).05:47Congleton floodingFol Hollow closed due to flooding from A34 Newcastle Road to Banky Fields Crescent. Near to Astbury Mere.05:46Flooding in AstburyThe Flash in both directions closed due to flooding from Peel Lane to Mow Lane. Not too far from Astbury Golf Club.Weather ForecastAccording to our commercial partners over at The Weather Channel it looks as though today is going to be another wet day with a 40 per cent chance of rain across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. While it may be wet, it will still be relatively warm with highs of 21C and overnight lows only dropping down to 13C. It looks as though the weather will remain dry into tomorrow and for much of the weekend. Good morning!Good morning and welcome to the StokeonTrentLive newsfeed for the day. We’ll be bringing you all of the latest traffic and travel updates from across the region as well as all of the breaking news. So sit back, relax, and grab a brew. Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, August 1. 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