Lack of recorders prevent definitive answers in crash that killed former premier

first_imgCALGARY – The Transportation Safety Board expressed frustration Thursday that without flight recorders it was unable to pinpoint a definitive cause for the plane crash that killed former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others.The Cessna Citation jet went down shortly after its 9:30 p.m. takeoff from Kelowna, B.C., on its way to the Springbank airport west of Calgary in October 2016. After reaching a peak altitude of 2,620 metres above sea level, the aircraft took a steep descending turn to the right, consistent with a spiral dive.The board said the most plausible scenario was that pilot Jim Kruk had his hands full flying the aircraft alone and became spatially disoriented.Kruk, a retired RCMP officer, optometrist Ken Gellatly, the father-in-law of one of Prentice’s three daughters, and Calgary businessman Sheldon Reid all died with Prentice.The investigation determined that Kruk did not have enough recent experience flying in the dark to meet Transport Canada requirements for carrying passengers at night. He was supposed to have done five takeoffs and landings in the previous six months, but had only completed two.Senior investigator Beverley Harvey said there’s a greater risk of pilots becoming disoriented when they don’t have enough proficiency flying at night. They may react based on strong but erroneous physical sensations — like the feeling of tumbling backward — and doubt correct information provided by their instrumentation.Investigators ruled out medical and environmental issues. Both engines were producing substantial power and no parts fell off during flight. The wreckage was too badly damaged to say for sure if there was a mechanical or electrical problem.“It’s extremely frustrating when at the end of 18 months, we’ve come up with a likely scenario of spatial disorientation, but it is just that — a likely scenario,” said Harvey.The absence of a cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder meant the TSB had no detailed sequence of what went on.“All we have is a hypothesis — a scenario that doesn’t have enough facts to be definitive,” said TSB chair Kathy Fox.“And that simply isn’t good enough, which is why today we are recommending that Transport Canada require the mandatory installation of lightweight flight recording systems by commercial operators and private business operators not currently required to carry them.”The board has recommended recorders on small planes as far back as 1991.It also raised concern over how Transport Canada oversees private business jets. There was no record of the operator of the jet involved in the fatal Kelowna crash, Norjet Inc., ever having been inspected by Transport Canada.Transport Minister Marc Garneau said departmental officials are reviewing the report and will provide a formal response within 90 days.Prentice was Alberta’s premier from October 2014 until his election loss the following spring when the Progressive Conservatives were kicked out by the NDP after more than 40 years in power. He had previously been a Conservative federal cabinet minister.His family issued a statement thanking the board for its work.“While this report cannot restore what has been lost, it is our hope the learnings from this tragic event can be used to prevent similar accidents in the future,” it said.“We are proud of Jim’s contributions to Alberta, to Canada and to public service, but he was first and foremost a loving husband, father, grandfather and sibling. We will always miss him.”last_img read more

World cereal production on track for record crop in 2007 UN agency

World cereal production this year is forecast to increase 4.3 per cent to a record 2.082 billion tonnes, but despite improved food supplies in many needy countries, 33 nations are in a critical situation, mostly due to conflict and adverse weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. The bulk of the increase is expected in maize, with a bumper crop already being gathered in South America, and a sharp increase in plantings expected in the United States, according to the April issue of FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. A significant rise in wheat output is also foreseen, with a recovery in some major exporting countries after weather problems last year. FAO forecasts coarse grains production to rise 5.6 per cent to 1.033 billion tonnes, and wheat to increase 4.8 per cent to about 626 million tonnes. Global rice production could rise marginally to 423 million tonnes in milled terms, about 3 million tonnes more than in 2006. Although the forecast is still highly tentative, cereal production for 82 low-income food-deficit countries could remain around the above-average level of 2006, with cereal imports in the 2006/07 marketing year expected to decline in most regions. In southern Africa, preliminary forecasts put total maize production at 14.8 million tonnes, about the same as last year’s below-average crop. Prospects vary considerably from country to country with significant crop losses due to floods in some areas and reduced yields due to long dry weather spells in others. Maize prices have escalated in South Africa, the region’s main exporting country, where inadequate precipitation will reduce yields. This will affect Swaziland, Lesotho and other dependent markets in the region. Meanwhile, food prices have also risen steeply in Madagascar, due to crop damage from excess rainfall. In eastern Africa, following above-average to bumper first season crops in many countries, record cereal output is confirmed for 2006/07, improving the overall food supply situation. But millions of people there still depend on food aid due to a combination of factors including conflict and adverse weather conditions. Moreover, Rift Valley Fever, which broke out in Kenya in late December, has since emerged in southern Somalia and northern Tanzania, killing hundreds of people and much livestock. This is a further blow to the region’s pastoralists, whose herds had been greatly reduced by a severe multi-year drought. Record maize crops are being gathered in South America, where planted area increased in response to strong demand, largely for ethanol production in the United States. Yields also benefited from favourable weather. A good wheat crop is being harvested in Mexico, the main producing country in Central America and the Caribbean. But in Bolivia, contrary to the favourable regional harvest and food outlook, severe weather, ranging from torrential rains in some parts to drought in others, has caused extensive losses to agriculture, livestock, and other assets, threatening the food security of rural communities. 3 April 2007World cereal production this year is forecast to increase 4.3 per cent to a record 2.082 billion tonnes, but despite improved food supplies in many needy countries, 33 nations are in a critical situation, mostly due to conflict and adverse weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. read more

Tim Hinton hops aboard Urban Meyers staff at Ohio State

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer didn’t have to wait long for an answer after asking Tim Hinton to serve as tight ends and fullbacks coach for the Buckeyes. “It was about 10 o’clock on a Friday (when Meyer) asked me to be part of the staff, and I can tell you by 10:01 I’d said yes,” Hinton said on Jan. 12 at an introductory press conference for the assistant coaching staff. Hinton, entering his 31st year of coaching and 17th at the collegiate level, joins the staff after coaching running backs at Notre Dame for the past two seasons. He and Meyer met and coached the Buckeyes together as graduate assistants in 1986, and Hinton received his master’s degree from OSU in 1987. Meyer said Hinton’s coaching resume within Ohio, which includes five state playoff berths in 11 years as coach of Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, as one of the primary reasons for his hiring. “(Hinton) and I worked together on the Ohio State staff in 1986, but what I am most impressed with is his time spent as a high school coach in Ohio,” Meyer said. “He had some outstanding teams at Harding and his extensive experiences coaching in the state were crucial in my desire to want him on our staff.” Hinton, who admits to being “a high school coach who coaches college football,” said the many relationships he has developed with Ohio high school coaches over the years can be helpful to OSU’s recruiting. “I’m one of those guys, so I’m kind of the alumni,” he said. “There are some great high school coaches in the state of Ohio and we’ve got to foster those relationships and continue to have great relationships with those coaches. “My wife (Bev), when she goes with me (to coaching clinics) says ‘Is there anyone that you don’t know?’ So I think that’s where it helps. There’s a personal connection and a personal relationship … I think having those great relationships with those coaches and knowing them on a personal basis, not just a professional basis, helps.” This will be the first time Hinton has coached tight ends since he served as the wide receivers and tight ends coach at Wilmington College from 1982-84. During the years of former OSU coach Jim Tressel, the tight end position was sometimes lost in the shuffle in the run-oriented “Tressel ball” offense. As Meyer brings his version of the spread offense to Ohio Stadium, it might seem that tight ends will continue to be overlooked, this time in lieu of multiple wide receivers and shifty running backs. Hinton said he isn’t buying that notion, and that the tight end position can have success in Meyer’s offense. New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is perhaps the best example of how a tight end can succeed in Meyer’s spread offense. Hernandez tallied 111 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns under Meyer at Florida from 2007-09. Hinton said regardless of position, talented players will see the field and that the spread offense’s versatility offers a role for everyone. “The good players are always going to find an opportunity to get on the field,” Hinton said. “I’ve been in the spread offense for the last five years and you can utilize people in many different ways … there’s just a thousand ways to utilize your personnel and I think that’s one of the great things that the spread can bring you.” Read The Lantern on Tuesday for the next profile in the “Meyer’s New Men” coaching staff profile series. read more

Duchess of Cambridge dons a neckerchief for Cub Scout party as she

first_imgDuchess of Cambridge arrives for an official visit of a Cub Scout Pack Meeting  The Duchess of Cambridge has her arm wrapped in a sling Organisers said the theme of the activities at the party was looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally.Alex Peace-Gadsby, the Scout Association’s Chief Commissioner for England, said: “We’re thrilled that the Duchess has been able to join us as we celebrate the Cubs’ 100th birthday.”We have hundreds of events planned across the United Kingdom, with a chance for each and every one of our 150,000 Cubs to take part.” The parachute game The Cub Scouts played a game with a ball and a multi-coloured parachuteCredit:Kensington Palace The Duchess of Cambridge joined a group of Cub Scouts near her home for a celebration to mark a century of the youth movement.She wore a yellow Cub scarf as she took part in a series of games in a bunting-decked Scout Hut, in North Wootton, near King’s Lynn, less than ten miles from Anmer Hall, where she lives with the Duke of Cambridge and their two children.  Duchess has a sling put on A Cub Scout uses a neckerchief to show the Duchess of Cambridge how to support a broken arm Credit: Ben Stansall/PA Parachute game  The Duchess joked that hers would be a “short list”, before writing: “I am good at… Bonfire Building.”She paired her Cubs 100 scarf with a cashmere jumper from Iris and Ink, Zara jeans and suede Really Wild boots.She helped to decorate birthday cupcakes with icing, took part in a trust game where the children leaned back and held each other up, and had a sling put on her arm to practise first aid. The Duchess of Cambridge joined in the games at a Scout Hut near her home in NorfolkCredit:Martyn Milner Hazel Coley, the Cub Scout leader who showed the Duchess around, said: “Meeting the Duchess has been the best birthday present this Cub Scout Pack could have possibly imagined. “It’s an evening that they will never forget, and the most exciting thing that has happened to me in all my time as a volunteer. “The Duchess helped our Cub Scouts learn valuable skills for life and in reality that’s what Scouting is all about, adults and young people alike having fun, enjoying new adventures and learning new skills. “As a volunteer, you get to see first-hand how the Scouts can change the lives of young people in your community. That’s why I would recommend volunteering with the Scouts to anyone.”center_img Show more Youngsters were asked to write something positive about what they do best on a piece of card Credit:AFP / Getty /Ben Stansall Cub Scouting was co-founded by Robert Baden-Powell and Vera Barclay in December 1916.More than half a million people are involved in Scouting across the UK, including almost 160,000 Cub Scouts.The official birthday of the Cub Scouts is on December 16, when thousands of Cubs across the country will be renewing their Cub Scout Promise. 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. Duchess of Cambridge, reacts as she talks with cubs during a Cub Scout Pack meeting  After the Cubs thanked her, the Duchess said: “It’s been a real treat for me as well to come to see all of you here and keep up the hard work because you’re doing all the hard work helping other people, helping each other and things so keep it up, and happy Christmas to you all.”She was then presented with a bouquet of flowers, and gifts for George and Charlotte – a teddy bear in a Cub Scout outfit and one in a Beaver outfit.The Duchess previously worked as a volunteer with a Cub Scout pack when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales. One of the games saw a ball placed on a multi-coloured parachute. The Duchess smiled as the group used teamwork to manoeuvre it around.In another activity youngsters were asked to write something positive about what they do best on a piece of card to be displayed, to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience. The Duchess of Cambridge said it had been a ‘real treat’ to visit the Cub ScoutsCredit:Karwai Tang  Afterwards she thanked the young Cub Scout who put her sling on and exchanged a high-five with him.There was a special rendition of “happy birthday dear Cub Scouts” before the group renewed their Cub Scout Promise and 100 candles were lit.The group of cubs, all from the King’s Lynn area of Norfolk, met the Duchess at a Scout Hut on Wednesday. A cub scout uses a neckerchief to show the Duchess of Cambridge how to support a broken arm last_img read more

Committee at the Donmar Warehouse review neither Yentob nor Batmanghelidjh come out

first_imgYou might ask: why? A musical based on transcripts from a hearing of Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs committee about the collapse of government-funded charity Kids Company. Then again, why not? The National Theatre’s London Road, a verbatim piece about the Ipswich prostitute murders, confirmed that you can make a musical out of practically anything.And while Committee isn’t exactly Bat out of Hell in the musical spectacular stakes, like James Graham’s play This House it persuasively suggests that the inner workings of democracy contain an inherent theatricality.Josie Rourke, who co-wrote the book, has hit on a subject that is all the more resonant in the wake of Grenfell Tower.The collapse of Kids Company, led by Camila Batmanghelidjh, whose compassion for the children she helped during 20 years shines as bright as her wardrobe, is a story of scandalous financial mismanagement. But it’s also one that questions who is accountable for society’s most vulnerable and the extent to which government repeatedly fails to grasp the reality of impoverished children’s lives. Yet neither Yentob nor Batmanghelidjh come out well. Yentob, played by Omar Ebrahim with an air of lofty feyness, approaches (rather than answers) questions as though they are beneath him. Accounting at the charity was so relaxed that children were regularly handed unknown quantities of cash in brown envelopes. Forget magic money trees: Ebrahim’s Yentob seems to assume money would fall from government coffers like manna from heaven. But the schism in sympathy between the committee and the charity, two bodies on such different wavelengths they constantly query each other’s questions and answers, also gets to the heart of the matter. Batmanghelidjh may come across as a vague and irresponsible figure, but there’s no question her unorthodox approach transformed lives.Tom Deering’s score adds dramatic flourish but never persuades you the show needs to be a musical. Yet this is still a fascinating piece of theatre. You leave wondering just who is looking after all the kids in Kids Company now.Until Aug 12. Tickets: 020 3282 3808; kids company, committee, donmar warehouse, review Batmanghelidjh and Yentob at the real select committee hearing on Oct 15 2015  In a bland, corporate room in Westminster, Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob, who was chair of the trustees, sit before a select committee led by Bernard Jenkin, portrayed as chauvinistic and self-satisfied. Against the swell of an elegantly sparring score, the committee persistently rises up to insist they only want to “learn” what happened. They appear more like a chorus of ghoulish inquisitors than open-minded public servants.last_img read more

MS customers complain as firms cafes quietly ditch free biscuit with cup

Marks and Spencer customers have complained after the chain decided to scrap the free biscuit which used to come with hot drinks at the chain’s cafes.The department store has justified the decision by saying it is trying to minimise food waste, and that many people threw their biscuits in the bin.However, rather than praising the store’s environmental credentials, customers have reacted with outrage on social media.One complained on Twitter: “Marks and Spencer what’s with the stinginess with the free biscuits in your cafes now? Two different M&S cafes and no mini treat with my coffee.”Another added: “M&S used to give you a little free biscuit with a tea. But, of late, my saucer is bare.” M&S defended its decision, and added: “The free biscuit is still available, our customers just need to ask. This is an effort to improve food waste as we’ve found a lot of customers don’t eat the biscuit.”For those who want to enjoy the oat biscuits at home, the supermarket sells them in its food halls in packs of 22 for £1.Consumer expert Sue Hayward told the Mail on Sunday: “M&S is caught between a rock and a hard place on this one. It’s saving waste by stopping automatically dishing out free biscuits, but facing complaints from customers who are moaning that they can’t get a free biscuit.” Marks and Spencer recently came under fire for plastic wastage after giving out free toys to children.Earlier this month, customers criticised the promotion, which gives away miniature plastic versions of the company’s 25 most shopped items have been turned into miniature collectables in a campaign called Little Shop.One Twitter user wrote: “Can you explain? I have seen that they can be recycled into kids benches but why make them in the first place?! Stop using unnecessary plastic just to get sales! It’s utterly disgusting and HAS TO STOP.”M&S responded by saying the company is “committed to reducing our use of plastic packaging and reusing or recycling any we do use”.It added: “Little Shop collectables have all been designed to last and we’ve worked hard to ensure around a quarter of them are made from FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified card where possible. We’ve also ensured all single-use packaging is made from paper instead of plastic.” 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. read more

Diplomats raise concern of impact on investment during meeting with GECOM

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGo-Invest claims no negative impact on investmentMarch 12, 2019In “Business”GECOM Secretariat’s March 2020 election date proposal “shocking”– PSC ChairmanSeptember 8, 2019In “latest news”Gunraj wants sanctions against GECOM staff who failed to cooperate with hiring probeMay 22, 2019In “latest news” Members of the American, British, Canadian and European (ABCE) diplomatic community on Thursday met with officials from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) during which concerns were raised about the impact the current political situation can have on potential investment opportunities.Speaking with reporters following the more than two-hour engagement, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) nominated Commissioner at GECOM, Sase Gunraj revealed “…one member of the delegation we just met, made it very clear to us and brought it to our attention that the current impasse that the country finds itself in is affecting the inward flow of investments into this country. And that recognition by this person with whom we meet is a recognition that this country ought to come to. The longer this situation continues, it affects the livelihood and progress this country will make.”Nevertheless, the Commissioner said that they also highlight their already-public position on the entire issue regarding the holding of polls. He said that the emissaries were also told of apparent delay tactics, including the latest issue of funding at the Elections Commission.“I said to them democracy is not a cheap thing, democracy is a costly thing; and elections and the holding of elections is an integral part of that democracy. I described it in that meeting [that] it’s a very fragile democracy that Guyana enjoys and…that starvation of funds to the Commission for the holding of elections, I believe, provides a fetter to the Commission to effectively carry out its functions… That was made every clear to the (diplomats),” Gunraj stated.The diplomats met with GECOM’s Chairman, Commissioners and members of the Commission’s secretariat after Chairman of the entity, retired Justice James Patterson used his deciding vote to pass the motion to inform the President that General Elections cannot be held by the constitutional March 19, 2019 deadline. read more

WWII Marine laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom WWII Marine laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery 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) – A World War II Marine was finally laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery today after missing in action for almost 80 years.Staff Sergeant Wesley L. Kroenung Jr. died Nov. 20, 1943. However, his remains weren’t identified until recently.Today, the war hero was finally laid to rest. August 14, 2019 Posted: August 14, 2019last_img read more

R Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

first_imgBy Sara Burnett and Michael Farm, The Associated PressKelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Feb. 22 with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.In a brief appearance before reporters, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Kim Foxx announced the 10 counts against the 52-year-old Grammy winner and said the abuse dated back as far as 1998. She did not comment on the charges or take questions.In this June 13, 2008 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago after a jury found him not guilty on all counts in his child pornography trial. In 2002, Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography, based on a videotape allegedly showing him having sex with an underage girl. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)The singer, who has consistently denied any sexual misconduct, was to appear in court Feb. 23. A message seeking comment from Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, was not immediately returned.His arrest sets the stage for another #MeToo-era celebrity trial. Bill Cosby went to prison last year, and former Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein is awaiting trial.Kelly, best known for hits such as “I Believe I Can Fly,” was charged a week after Michael Avenatti, the attorney whose clients have included porn star Stormy Daniels, said he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of the singer having sex with an underage girl. It was not immediately clear if the charges were connected to that video.In 2008, a jury acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges over a graphic video that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. He and the young woman allegedly depicted with him denied they were in the 27-minute video, even though the picture quality was good and witnesses testified it was them, and she did not take the stand. Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, could have gotten 15 years in prison.Charging Kelly now with sexual assault for actions that occurred within the same time frame as the allegations from the 2008 trial suggests the accusers are cooperating this time and willing to testify.Because the alleged victim 10 years ago denied that she was on the video and did not testify, the state’s attorney office had little recourse except to charge the less offense under Illinois law, child pornography, which requires a lower standard of evidence.Each count carries up to seven years in prison. If Kelly is convicted on all 10 counts, a judge could decide that the sentences run one after the other — making it possible for him to receive up to 70 years behind bars. Probation is also an option under the statute.Legally and professionally, the walls began closing in on Kelly after the release of a BBC documentary about him last year and the multipart Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired last month. Together they detailed allegations he was holding women against their will and running a “sex cult.”After the latest documentary, Chicago’s top prosecutor, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, said she was “sickened” by the allegations and asked potential victims to come forward.#MeToo activists and a social media movement using the hashtag #MuteRKelly called on streaming services to drop Kelly’s music and promoters not to book any more concerts. And protesters demonstrated outside Kelly’s Chicago studio.As recently as Feb. 21, two women said that Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens when she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.The women, Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington, joined lawyer Gloria Allred at a New York City news conference to tell their story publicly for the first time.In the indictment, the prosecution addresses the question of the statute of limitations, which is likely to be raised by the defense. It describes how prosecutors can charge Kelly under Illinois law even though the alleged crimes occurred as much as two decades ago.The indictment says in at least one instance, the abuse of a minor occurred between 1998 and 1999 but that it clearly fell within the 20-year charging window allowed under Illinois law. The 20-year period only begins, it says, after a victim turns 18.Greenberg said earlier this year that his client was the victim of a TV hit piece and that Kelly “never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”Avenatti said his office was retained last April by people regarding allegations of sexual assault of minors by Kelly. He said the video surfaced during a 10-month investigation. He told the AP that the person who provided the VHS tape knew both Kelly and the female in the video.Despite accusations that span decades, the singer and songwriter who rose from poverty on Chicago’s South Side has retained a sizable following. He has written numerous hits for himself and other artists, including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. His collaborators have included Jay-Z and Usher.Kelly broke into the R&B scene in 1993 with his first solo album, “12 Play,” which produced such popular sex-themed songs as “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin’.”Months after those successes, the then-27-year-old Kelly faced allegations he married 15-year-old Aaliyah, the R&B star who later died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. Kelly was the lead songwriter and producer of Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album.Kelly and Aaliyah never confirmed the marriage, though Vibe magazine published a copy of the purported marriage license. Court documents later obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times showed Aaliyah admitted lying about her age on the license.Jim DeRogatis, a longtime music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, played a key role in drawing the attention of law enforcement to Kelly. In 2002, he received the sex tape in the mail that was central to Kelly’s 2008 trial. He turned it over to prosecutors. In 2017, DeRogatis wrote a story for BuzzFeed about the allegations Kelly was holding women against their will in Georgia.More of The Associated Press’ coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly can be found at: .last_img read more

Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

first_imgFines for traffic violations will drop by an average of 0.88 percent starting in January, thanks to a decrease in the inter-annual inflation recorded this year, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said in a public statement.The slight change means the current highest fine of ₡309.574 will drop ₡2,724 (some $5).The lowest fines, currently at ₡22,187 ($40) will be ₡195.25 ($0.35) cheaper. These smaller sanctions are applied, for example, to those who violate the vehicle restriction that prohibits drivers from entering the capital’s downtown area once a week, on a day assigned according to the final digit of the license plate.Carlos Rivas, the legal director of the Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI), said the new fines will take effect during the first week of January. Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón said in the statement that he does not believe the reduction will prompt an increase in traffic violations, as it is not a significant change.Approved finesCosta Rica’s Traffic Law divides traffic fines into five categories, ranging from A to E, according to the severity of the violation.Category A fines are the most severe and will drop from ₡309.574 to ₡306.850 ($555-550). They include sanctions for, among others, exceeding the speed limit at 120 kilometers per hour, driving under the influence, driving with an expired license, passing in a no-passing zone or making an illegal U-turn.Fines in the B category will go from ₡209.200 to ₡207.359 ($375-372) and will penalize drivers for ignoring stop signs or traffic lights, altering license plates, or transporting children under 12 without a car seat. Motorcyclists carrying children under five also fall under this category.Fines in the C category will go from ₡104.600 to ₡103.679 ($187-185). Fines in this category apply to motorcyclists not wearing reflective clothing and helmets, drivers carrying excess loads, the incorrect use of roundabouts, or bus and taxi drivers transporting more passengers than allowed.Category D fines will drop from ₡51.771 to ₡51.316 ($93-92). These infractions sanction those who disrespect yield and other traffic signs or driving without a seat belt.Fines in the E category will go from ₡22.187 to ₡21.992 ($40-39). These fines apply, for example, to motorists who fail to present all the required vehicle documentation, those driving without license plates or violating the vehicle restriction.COSEVI invests funds collected from traffic fines in equipment and resources for the Traffic Police, in road safety devices, traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and road safety campaigns. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deathslast_img read more

It all seems to be lining up The Arizona Cardina

first_imgIt all seems to be lining up.The Arizona Cardinals, who hired Bruce Arians as head coach seemingly at the expense of defensive coordinator Ray Horton, will need to replace the architect of their defense. The name linked to Arizona has been that of Todd Bowles, who finished last season as the defensive coordinator in Philadelphia. He’s now available to the Cardinals, according to USA Today NFL writer Mike Garafolo. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It’s official: Todd Bowles has been released from his contract by the Eagles. Next stop, Arizona.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 18, 2013 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Bowles, 49, has spent time with the Dolphins, Cowboys, Browns and Jets as an assistant, but got his first taste of being a coordinator last season when he replaced Juan Castillo during the 2012 season. The Eagles defense did not improve under Bowles, however, ultimately finishing 15th in total defense while giving up nearly 28 points per game. Comments   Share   last_img read more

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday F

first_imgPlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayFriday Status Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Andre EllingtonRBKneeLimitedFullFullProbable J.J. NelsonWRShoulderDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Travis LewisLBAnkleDNPDNPFullProbable Chris ClemonsSHamstringLimitedLimitedFullProbable Haloti NgataDTCalDNPDNPDNPOut Larry WarfordGAnkleLimitedDNPLimtedQuestionable Alani FuaLBHamstringLimitedFullFullProbable Darius SlayCBQuadricep——LimitedProbable Brandon PettigrewTEHamstringLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Justin BethelCBFootLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable LaMarr WoodleyLBThighLimitedFullFullProbable Eric EbronTEKneeDNPDNPDNPOut Ezekiel AnsahDEShoulderLimitedLimitedFullProbable Rashad JohnsonSHipLimitedFullFullProbable Corey RobinsonTAnkleFullFullFullProbable DeAndre LevyLBHipFullFullFullProbablecenter_img Sam MartinPLeft KneeLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayFriday Status Frostee RuckerDTThighLimitedLimitedFullProbable Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling James IhedigboSQuadricepLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Lance MooreWRAnkleFullFullFullProbable The Arizona Cardinals (3-1) visit the Detroit Lions (0-4) in an NFC clash Sunday, October 11 at Ford Field in Detroit.Below is the official Week 5 injury report for both teams. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Darren FellsTEHipDNPLimitedLimtedQuestionable Comments   Share   Friday Status Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDoubtful-At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable-A 50-50 chance will not playProbable-A virtual certainty of being available for normal duty Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Joique BellRBAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut Daily Practice Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDNP-Did Not ParticipateLimited-Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normal repetitions)Full-Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions) Rashean MathisCBCalfLimitedFullFullProbablelast_img read more

Police warn public about doortodoor hawkers

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