At least 19 Maoists were killed, 39 arrested and 27 others surrendered during the year 2018, Odisha Director General of Police R. P. Sharma said on Monday.Mr. Sharma said the overall Left Wing Extremism situation remained under control even as there was need to flush out Maoists from parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Nuapada districts.LWE-hit districtsHe said the number of LWE-affected districts has come down to 15 from 19 this year. The security personnel had seized 40 weapons, including two AK-47 rifles, eight SLRs, five INSAS rifles and five .303 guns from the Maoists during combing operations, the DGP said. While 16 battalions of central para military forces are deployed in the Maoist-hit areas, the State’s elite Special Operations Group teams have also been fighting the Maoists in different districts, he added.Funds allocated The DGP also said that a sum of ₹68.91 crore has been provided in the State budget, for modernisation of the police force, during the 2018-19 fiscal. The Economic Offences Wing of Odisha Crime Branch registered 28 cases in the year 2018 and arrested 103 persons, the DGP said.
Post the exit of Komolika, fans are eagerly awaiting the entry of Mr Bajaj. Afterall, none other than Karan Singh Grover, who’s making a comeback on TV after a long time, is playing the part. His entry sequence is being shot currently as per our sources and will air on Star Plus on June 17 in a one-hour mega episode.Meanwhile, Star Plus has shared the glimpse of his entry in a promo. Smart, sharp and daring, Mr Bajaj loves to takes risks in his business and indulge in adventure sports. He shows his bungee jumping skills as he leaps off a building to launch the logo of his new company.”Khel ho ya business targets main khud tay karta hoon. Nammumkin se ek kadam aage,” says Bajaj.Take a look at the promo:According to reports, Mr Bajaj will bring a storm in Prerna and Anurag’s life and play a spoilsport in their union. Mr Bajaj will apparently force Prerna to marry him for sake of his daughter Sneha who cannot speak. She is the same girl who Prerna has saved from falling in a mall.The little girl is quite fond of Prerna and is getting closer to her. Mr Bajaj feels Prerna would prove to be a good mother to his daughter and hence blackmail her to marry him.advertisementKaran Singh Grover is thrilled to have bagged the role. “There was no choice. Anybody would have agreed to do this. It’s Mr. Bajaj. There were no second thoughts about it at all. There have been few changes made in the character and it has new dimensions. The new sketch has been done brilliantly by the writers and Ekta, of course. I too have given a few suggestions. Now, it’s all up to the audience,” he told indianexpress.com.
Sleet and freezing rain caused problems for drivers in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota Wednesday.The mixed precipitation produced a glaze of ice on many roads and led to vehicles sliding and some accidents.Rollovers were reported in Sioux City at Highway 75 and Outer Belt Drive around 3:30pm and at Mile Marker 7 on Highway 20 West and Mile Marker 14 in the eastbound lanes around 4;15pm.At least one semi jacknifed on Highway 20 east of Sioux City.Icy roads led to a one-vehicle roll over accident about 11:15 a.m. on Highway 60 northeast of Seney in Plymouth County.That driver sustained minor injuries.In South Dakota, black ice on Interstate 29 in the Beresford area caused numerous vehicles to slide in the ditch.One semitrailer crash blocked the northbound lanes for about 1 1/2 hours.DOT trucks were applying sand and de-icer agents on the highways and bridges.The weather is expected to worsen this weekend.The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from 6pm Friday until noon Sunday.Five to ten inches of snow is predicted.Photo by Woodbury County Sheriff
Herschel Sims vs. Texas TechThis entire thing has been one epic cluster so far. The Oklahoman and Tulsa World are kind of reporting on it but they can’t use Sims’ name because it’s not official yet. The O’Colly’s old crime beat reporter (and new news editor) has been doing the best work, but she’s currently interning at the Drumright Gusher (not kidding). And OSU isn’t saying anything, at all, ever. All of this has left us with a bunch of message board conjecture and one fairly damning police report filed in Stillwater.Here’s what we know…May 29 at 1:44 pm – CowboysRFF tweeted “Hearing incredibly troubling chatter about Herschel Sims. Please don’t be true please don’t be true please don’t be true. Yikes.”May 29 at 1:45 pm – I exchanged messages with CowboysRFF and he told me basically what everyone else has heard: Sims stole $700 from Tshimanga’s bank account.May 29 at 10:30 pm – I heard from enough people that I pretty much knew the Sims rumor was true, so I posted this. May 30 at 11:23 am – Samantha Vicent (former O’Colly crime reporter) tweeted “Herschel Sims is a story. Stay tuned.”May 30 at 11:55 am – Samantha Vicent tweeted this link which said the following: Linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga told officers on May 18 that his bank account was accessed without his consent. The loss is estimated at $700, said Capt. Richard Atkins on Wednesday. “The victim reported the incident as occurring at the Stillwater National Bank on 1102 West Hall of Fame Avenue,” Atkins said. “We have not yet submitted an affidavit to the District Attorney’s office.” Tshimanga reported that a teammate stole his alien residence card and went to the bank to withdraw money, according to a police narrative. He noticed the card missing around April 25 but thought he misplaced it. However, Tshimanga checked his bank account May 1 and saw two withdrawals he did not make, he said. The reported fraudulent transactions were made April 27 at 10 a.m. and 2:36 p.m. for $500 and $200, respectively, according to the narrative.There was no birth date or suspect name in the original article, only the mention that a teammate was the suspect.Then things got a little odd.May 30 at 4:47 pm – Gina tweeted this link which said:Though the name was redacted, the suspect is listed as a 21-year-old black male, standing 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.May 30 at 4:48 pm – Gina tweeted “two key things in Tshimanga police report: says suspect is 21. Also does not specify that it was a teammate.”Except that Vicent was reporting that it WAS a teammate. Gina wasn’t saying that it wasn’t, only pointing out that the police report didn’t specify, which seems like an odd thing to need to point out.ALSO, she incorrectly pointed out that the suspect in the report was 21, later clarifying: “Correction on Tshimanga police report. Suspect is 20, not 21. Birthday and age given on report did not match up. We have fixed it.”This wouldn’t be a big deal except that an hour before Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World had tweeted this picture to me.For those of you too lazy to click on the link, it’s a photo of the birth date on the police report of the suspect: 9-17-91.According to the OSU website (BUT NOT ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA, as I found out)…Herschel Sims’ birth date is 9-17-91.And that, my friends, is what we know as of now.This is a really strange story that has been reported on backwards. That is, usually stories go something like this Oklahoman, O’Colly, or Tulsa World ——> Pistols Firing and Cowboys RFF ——–> Orange Power and Go Pokes message boards ———> Twitter.Whereas this story started on Twitter and the message boards, went through PFB and CRFF, and on up to the papers. It’s really a crappy spot for Gina, Hines, and the rest of the beat writers to be in because they basically know Sims is the suspect and/or is guilty but they can’t officially report it until the Stillwater police release something more official, at least with his name on it.I think stories like this say something bigger about the narrative of how journalism works in 2012 between blogs and papers (in 1982, the papers could have sat on this for days or weeks without us knowing) but that’s another topic for another time…UPDATE: We should know something by the end of the day or beginning of tomorrow morning. See this exchange between Samantha Vicent and the OSU assistant chief of police.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Coach had (not) much to say about Saturday’s ho-hum win over Missouri State but included some interesting quips on Daxx, Weeden (?), Larry Coker, Ben Grogan and where we go from here (i.e. “conference” play with UTSA).• Coach Gundy came out with another summary statement like Saturday’s: “I wasn’t real fired up about how we played. It was a sign of an immature team.”• Then he dealt with taking no questions about JW’s injury: “Should find out what’s going on about 6:00 tonight. We don’t think it’s as severe as we originally thought.”• He went on to compare JW’s injury to Blackmon’s from 2010: “Blackmon’s injury was very similar. We thought he’d be out 4-6 weeks, and came back in two weeks to play against OU.”• Regarding running QBs and injuries: “JW’s last injury occurred while he was in the pocket throwing the ball. He hasn’t run much in 4-5 quarters.”• When asked if he thought there was a possibility Walsh could heal faster than a “normal human being”: “It wouldn’t surprise me.”[1. Cue Superman theme!]• Then this on when JW was hurt: “Supposebly (sic) he got injured on his 2nd or 3rd carry. Supposebly (sic) he got hurt down and the goal line and he wasn’t really hit.” Gotta love that!• What was he most impressed with about Daxx? This glowing recommendation: “He was fine.” To be fair, Coach Gundy also threw out these classics: “Demeanor. Approach. Attitude. He brings a little different type of offense – style of offense to our team.”(True, the “pass-for-more-than-4-yards” type offense.)Says Daxx’s future is “yet to be seen.”• The good news on Daxx? “He’s taken a lot of reps and if he has to take the majority of the reps over this week, we expect him to get better.”• Compared Daxx to Weeden: “They were both out of it for 4-5 years.” He also insinuated Weeden might have been something of a prankster.• Discussing UTSA and Larry Coker: “We have our work cut out for us. Their pre-snap motion is a factor.” • Also said “Coach Coker is a very special part of our family. He coached me and Cale at one time or another.”• On speed of the OSU offense: Quarterback “better be, should be looking (at him on the sideline) in quicker than 5 seconds after the end of the play.”• Somebody named Bill (I assume Haisten) asked several questions comparing Gundy’s first year with the guys kicked off the team to the Texas situation.• Coach described our offense as a “hybrid of what’s gone on here the last few years.” Would that be the Holgokencich Model?[1. Ed. note: I’m stealing this.]• Gave props (if you call it that) to Ben Grogan: “I have 100 percent confidence in him, He’s our best kicker. When we kick it, we’re going to send him out and he’s going to kick it.” Well, I feel better.• Got this loaded question from someone: “Would you rather have a guy with a strong arm throw for 3000 yards or a guy who can run around and make plays?His oh-so-Gundy answer? “I’d rather have a guy who can play in the NFL.”• “Coach Gundy talked about Mason Rudolph a little bit. “His number of reps may change when JW’s boot comes off. But, he can function with the 1s. He has a bright future.”• Finally (and very true) Coach Gundy said “Whether this team’s any good or not, that’s yet to be seen.”Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
“Don’t make no sense bruh smh. Dan was easily one of the most enjoyable people to be around in college,” Iloka wrote. “Rest In Peace Dan.”Don’t make no sense bruh smh. Dan was easily one of the most enjoyable people to be around in college. Rest In Peace Dan. https://t.co/wQ9peMcKth— George Iloka (@George_iloka) July 11, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family and friends and the Boise State program.May he rest in peace. BOISE, ID – SEPTEMBER 3: The sun lights the foothills of Boise in this overhead shot of Bronco Stadium before the start of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Boise State Broncos on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Former Boise State running back/linebacker Dan Paul has tragically passed away, according to the Idaho Statesman. The cause of Paul’s death is unclear, per the Statesman.Paul played for the Broncos from 2008-12, beginning his career at linebacker before transitioning to fullback. During his time with the Broncos, he caught 14 passes for 95 yards and four touchdowns, carried once for one yard and also intercepted a pass.Paul’s top performance came in 2009 when he hauled in three passes for 22 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Nevada.Former Boise State safety and NFL veteran George Iloka paid his respects to his college teammate on Twitter.
A project to show how and where services are needed to help sexual assault survivors in Nova Scotia will move forward in partnership with the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act, announced today, Dec. 19, that the Sexual Assault Services Planning Group would receive $12,000 for the project. The information gathered will extend and improve services. Nova Scotia has specialized sexual assault services operating in Halifax Regional Municipality and Colchester County. Pilot projects to bring sexual assault nurse examiner services to the Guysborough and Antigonish areas began in July. Women’s centres, transition houses, and the justice and health care systems address the needs where specialized services don’t exist. These services improve the survivor’s recovery, and experience with the justice system. They can also include a medical examination designed to provide evidence if the survivor pursues legal action. “Sexual assault is devastating, and specialized services are needed to support the survivor to ensure that justice can be done,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. “I’m proud to be able to support the organizations that have been leaders in dealing with sexual assault in Nova Scotia.” “Sexual violence and violence against women continue to be persistent social problems,” said Irene Smith, executive director of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. “The advisory council is sending a strong message that they are committed to working with community organizations to address sexual violence and to improve services for those affected by it.” The project will begin in the new year and is expected to be completed by summer 2007. The assessment will be provided to government departments that deal most directly with the issue of sexual assault. Other partners in the project are Lucille Harper, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre; Helen Morrison, Cape Breton Inter-Agency Committee on Family Violence; Vida Woodworth, Colchester Sexual Assault Centre; and Bea LeBlanc, Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. The sexual assault rate in Nova Scotia is about the same as the national rate, but Nova Scotia is one of two provinces that saw significant increases in the sexual assault rate between 1999 and 2004.
Drivers on one of Nova Scotia’s busiest highways will soon be getting a smoother ride in the Truro area because of a road-paving tender announced today, Feb. 6, by the province. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal called for tenders to repave the northbound lanes of Hwy. 102 from the Irwin Lake Road overpass north for six kilometres to Exit 13. “Almost 9,000 vehicles a day drive on this section so it’s important to keep it in top shape,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “The 100-series highways are a vital lifeline important to all Nova Scotians.” This project is part of government’s commitment to better roads and infrastructure as outlined in the speech from the throne. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
Tittawella has over 25 years’ experience in senior positions in the Private Sector as an Investment Banker and corporate restructuring specialist as well.Tittawella was educated at Royal College Colombo and has an MBA in Capital Markets & Finance from the University of Edinburgh and a Post-graduate Diploma in Human Computer Interaction from the British Open University. He was also a former Member of the International Board of Trustees (IBT) of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK. (Colombo Gazette) He is also the Non-Executive Chairman, EAP Group and serves as Brand Ambassador for the President’s “Prevention of Kidney Disease” Task Force. Tittawella was a Senior Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs and was the Senior Director General – President’s Office from August 2003 to November 2005. He was the first Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Enterprises Management Agency (SEMA), which was an initiative that he promoted to bring better accountability, good governance and enhanced performance to the largest public enterprises in Sri Lanka. Apart from serving on the Board of the National Council for Economic Development (NCED), which was the apex body, coordinating all economic development activities in Sri Lanka, he served as Chairman of Task Force to Rebuild the Nation (TAFREN), which was set-up to handle Post-Tsunami reconstruction and recovery of the Country.He has held many other key positions in the State Sector, such as Director General of Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC) – the then Enterprise Reform Agency of the Government of Sri Lanka and Chairman of People’s Bank, along with many Board positions in some of Sri Lanka’s largest state sector enterprises. The cabinet has approved the appointment of Mano Tittawella as senior adviser to the Minister of Finance and Media. In this capacity, he is expected to assist the minister in realizing the Government’s economic and development agenda and drive its reform agenda.He will continue to serve as the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), which is entrusted with coordinating transitional justice mechanisms and national reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
There are signals from both the United States and the DPRK that it could be possible, with determined effort, to find a diplomatic solution, the Secretary-General said at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, noting that the US has indicated its readiness to talk, while Pyongyang is pulling back on claims that it has weapons of mass destruction.”What we’re also hoping to do with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to get inspectors back in and eventually [the DPRK] will rescind its decision to pull out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),” he added.In urging Pyongyang once again to comply with nuclear safeguards and to abide by its international agreements, the Secretary-General noted that the DPRK is the first country to withdraw from the NPT, and he voiced hope that it will come back into compliance. He also pointed out that the IAEA Board of Governors has given the country more time to come into compliance before bringing the matter to the Security Council.”I think we are at an early stage of this crisis,” Mr. Annan said. “There has been a lot of messages and jockeying for position, and statements are being made about the atomic agency or the others.”Asked about the role of Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General said Mr. Strong had been sent as an envoy to evaluate the possible impact of the crisis on the DPRK’s population because the UN could find it difficult to continue with the humanitarian programme under the circumstances.”He’s someone who has broad experience and is also quite well-known in the region, and they may want to discuss other things with him,” the Secretary-General said. “I did not discourage him from discussing other things if they come up, and of course, I have my own good offices, which is always available.”
There’s no time to waste in the current NHL season – the Columbus Blue Jackets just need points. So far, they’re getting the job done. The Detroit Red Wings crashed the Blue Jackets’ Monday home opener by tying the game at three with 6:04 remaining in regulation before winning in a shootout, 4-3. The night wasn’t a total loss, though – players in the Columbus locker room found consolation in gaining a point by virtue of forcing overtime against the visitors. That valuable point in the standings gave the Blue Jackets three points through two games (the first two came in Saturday’s season-opening 4-3 shootout win at Nashville). It took the 2011-12 Blue Jackets nine games to make three points and claim their first win. So, while it’s true that the Blue Jackets were a mere 6:04 away from only the second 2-0 start to a season in franchise history, the team is taking a glass-half-full approach to the situation. “For us, (Monday’s game is) still a good point,” Blue Jackets wing Vinny Prospal said after the game. “I think, before the season, if anybody told us we’d have three points after the first two games, we would take it.” Prospal scored his first goal of the season – the would-have-been game winner – with 11:17 to play in the third period to put Columbus up, 3-2. Red Wings veteran center Pavel Datsyuk erased that lead when he jammed the game-tying goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky from close range. After a scoreless overtime period, Detroit center Damien Brunner scored the only goal of the shootout to win the game. A single point isn’t to be taken lightly in the current lockout-shortened, 48-game season. Fewer games mean fewer chances to climb in the standings and a significantly narrowed margin for error when compared to the ample opportunities teams have to improve during the typical 82-game seasons. Another product of the condensed schedule is quick turnarounds – Columbus will play its third game in five days Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes. If there was any lingering frustration about letting a win against Detroit slip away, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jack Johnson compelled his teammates to quickly move beyond it. “You have to let it go,” Johnson said. “We have to get ready for Wednesday … win or lose, you have to put it behind you and get ready for the next one.” A win against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., would give the Blue Jackets five points – it took last year’s team 12 games to reach that plateau, and they were already fading from the playoff picture, having posted a 2-9-1 record during that span. So long as the team doesn’t fade into playoff oblivion again, when and how the points come probably isn’t of much consequence to the Columbus players. The goal, Johnson said, is to simply accumulate points every time out and stay in the hunt. “We’re trying to find a way to get a point in every single game,” Johnson said. “Because every point is so precious with only 48 games.” John Davidson, president of hockey operations for Columbus, agreed. “There’s no such thing as a bad point,” Davidson said. “Not this year.” The Blue Jackets’ Wednesday game at Phoenix is scheduled for an 10 p.m. start.
Describing the “daily threat of murder” faced in the Middle East, the Most Reverend Justin Welby says Christians are experiencing “the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century”. Christians who were the first founders of the church are on brink of “imminent extinction”, the Archbishop of Canterbury is warning. It comes as figures have revealed just one in 400 Syrian refugees given asylum in the UK last year were Christians despite them being subjected to “horrendous persecution”. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Archbishop Welby, the most senior clergyman in the Church of England, calls on the Government to take in more refugees. Highlighting their plight ahead of a special…
Responding to the report, an NSPCC spokeswoman said: “We know from contacts to Childline that many children are being driven to self-harm as a way of dealing with the pressures and demands of modern-day life.“Within a few clicks, children and young people can have almost unlimited access to suicide and self-harm content online – despite tech giants claiming they prohibit such material.”This is why our Wild West Web campaign is calling on the Government to introduce independent regulation of social networks to protect children from the risk of abuse and harmful content.”In 2000 and 2007, the prevalence of self-harming was similar between the sexes, but by 2014 it had become higher in women and girls (7.9%) than men and boys (5%).”The rise in rates of self-harm – particularly among girls and young women – is alarming,” Emma Thomas, CEO at YoungMinds, said. 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. Her father, Ian, has been vocal in his beliefs that Instagram “helped kill my daughter”.Despite showing “no obvious signs” of severe mental health issues, the teenagerl was found dead in her bedroom.Her family later discovered that she had been viewing material on social media linked to anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide.Mr Russell, said the algorithms used by Instagram enabled Molly to view more harmful content, possibly contributing to her death. The revelation that almost one in five girls and young women have self-harmed comes as charities warn that “within a few clicks, children and young people can have almost unlimited access to suicide and self-harm content online”.In April, following a campaign by the Telegraph, the Government announced plans to introduce new Duty of Care laws to hold tech firms accountable for damaging material online.The case of Molly Russell sparked headlines around the world. The schoolgirl took her own life six days before her 15th birthday in 2017 after viewing self-harm and suicide material on social media. “At the moment, it’s far too difficult for children and young people to get mental health support before they reach crisis point.The study also shows that rates of self-harm in England are generally increasing. Across the period, the rate of lifetime non-suicidal self-harm rose from 2.4% to 3.8% to 6.4% across the population.The study analysed responses from people aged 16 to 74 in England in 2000, 2007 and 2014, mainly using information from face-to-face interviews.Their sample included 7,243 people in 2000, 6,444 in 2007 and 6,477 in 2014.Jacqui Morrissey, assistant director of research and influencing at Samaritans, said: “Self-harm is a sign of serious emotional distress and while the majority of people who self-harm will not go on to take their own life, it is a strong predictor for future suicide risk.”It’s therefore vital that there is a broad public health approach, rooted in education across frontline professionals and the wider community, improved mental health services and effective support on and offline.” The number of girls and young women self-harming has tripled in the past 14 years as charities call on social media companies to take up their duty of care.In 2000, 6.5% of 16 to 24-year-old girls and women reported having self-harmed at some point in their life. However this figure doubled to 11.7% in 2007 and 19.7% in 2014.Experts have described the figures in the study, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and published in The Lancet Psychiatry, as “alarming”.The study provides the first evidence of long-term trends in non-suicidal self-harm in England.Previous studies have used data from health services to measure self-harm, but many people who self-harm do not seek or receive help, the researchers said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in their search for a bank bandit in South Florida.Investigators have dubbed the man they’re looking for the “tie-dyed bandit,” and they believe he’s behind at least four robberies at banks across Broward County in the last four months.Surveillance video shows the man authorities believe is the crook setting off pink dye out of his getaway car.The car is a four-door Toyota Corolla with some damage to the right rear bumper.The FBI is offering an award of up to $10,000 for any information leading to the robber’s identity.If you have any information on his whereabouts, you can call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
On December 13, 2017 the AOGCC issued notice that BlueCrest failed to complete a well safety valve system performance test on Hansen H-16, and failed to obtain approval for the alternative closure of the subsurface safety valve in Hansen 1A. In a release from the AOGCC they stated that in determining the amount of the penalty, they considered the extent to which BlueCrest was acting in good faith in attempting to comply, as well as the need to deter similar behavior by BlueCrest and others similarly situated at the time of the violation or in the future, and BlueCrest’s history of compliance issues. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a notice of enforcement action against BlueCrest regarding the companies two Hansen Field wells. In March 2017 BlueCrest began drilling a second well and completed it by May, at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point. The AOGCC proposed a $20,000 civil penalty. BlueCrest requested an informal review was held January 9, 2018. BlueCrest now has 30 days to appeal the fine. If they choose not to appeal they will have 30 days to pay the fine, or if they appeal it the fine will be held in abeyance until the appeal process is complete. During the review process BlueCrest acknowledged that it failed to submit, and cannot provide a record of, Hansen H-16 passing a safety valve system performance test within five days of startup. BlueCrest started producing oil in April 2016 from a converted exploration well that was started by ConocoPhillips back in 2001. The company didn’t start its own well until November 29, 2016, the Hansen 16. On March 11, 2017 BlueCrest completed and fracked that well, which according to the company was producing 330 barrels a day.
During her keynote at New York Magazine Day, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore revealed more details about the publisher’s Time Inc. University, a sort of in-house adult education program for Time Inc. employees, with classes taught by its upper executives. Here, via a company e-mail, is a list of who’s teaching what in Time Inc. University’s “Learn from a Leader” series:A Lesson in Teamwork and StrategyAnn Moore [Time Inc. CEO] will teach a class titled A Lesson in Teamwork and Strategy. You’ve got brains, a shiny new set of skills and enough drive to take over the planet. Think you can do it all yourself? Then this is the class for you, designed to help multi-talented, resourceful employees at the start of their careers understand how collaboration, working in groups and setting a smart strategy can lead to success. It is open to staff with less than five years experience in the workplace. True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught MeJim Kelly [ex-Time editor] will teach a class titled True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me, an idiosyncratic guide to what you can learn only on the job. Topics will include, but not be limited to, balancing a staff’s desire for independence vs. a hunger for direction, the perils of managing up, how making one staffer happy can make everyone else miserable, the three most common mistakes journalists make, how one e-mail can ruin your life and the best way to come up with a mission statement. True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Are You Ready To Be The Boss?Martha Nelson [People Group president] will teach a class titled Are You Ready To Be The Boss? This class is designed to help participants evaluate their readiness for more responsibility and whether or not they really want that job. It is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Brand Speak: Fluency GuaranteedGrant Schneider [chief marketing officer for the lifestyle group] will teach a class titled Brand Speak: Fluency Guaranteed. This class will help employees understand the importance of brand positioning, how to develop a distinctive brand platform and how to best leverage the brand’s differentiation within a competitive environment. Grant will present a case study showcasing a brand’s blueprint in action. His class is open to all Time Inc. employees.The Ten Most Common Blunders An Editor MakesDick Stolley [People magazine’s launch editor] will teach a class on The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes, including how they occur, how to prevent them and, if that’s not possible, how to survive them. The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Moore said she’s asked 300 Time Inc. executives to come up with ideas for classes, and that she hopes to open them to advertising agency execs wishing to enroll in the near future.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR To expand the nation’s system of veterans treatment courts, the Justice Department last week pledged to award more than $4 million to 13 states and local jurisdictions to develop their own programs.The special courts divert veterans charged with nonviolent criminal offenses to a court-supervised process that emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation by offering support from health care professionals, veteran peer mentors and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are now 463 such court systems in the nation, reported Military Times.Two-thirds of veterans who go through the system successfully complete their regimens, and 88 percent of courts see a reduction in arrests, according to Justice for Vets, an advocacy group that provides funding and training for court staff.Recidivism rates are low, according to Judge Robert Russell, who started the first veterans treatment court in Buffalo, N.Y.“We’ve had 200 some-odd veterans who completed our program and probably only four or five who experienced recidivism. It’s been a blessing to work with veterans,” Russell said.The VA has embraced veterans courts and mandates that each of its medical centers has a veterans justice outreach specialist who provides legal assistance to veterans and supports veterans treatment courts in their region, according to the story.The Justice Department’s grants this year will go to court systems in Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Florida, Montana, Virginia, Missouri, California, Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Veterans court advocates had sought $15 million for programs nationwide in 2016.“Our military veterans often risk life and limb for their country. … We owe our very best to help those who struggle with substance abuse,” Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer said at a forum hosted by the department to mark Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.
Leaders of different political parties join the rally of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in the city on Saturday. Photo: Tanvir AhmedA coalition of opposition alliances and parties on Saturday unveiled programmes to engage people for creating a wave with the demand for free and fair elections in the country.Noted jurist Kamal Hossain-led National Unity Process, at a rally attended by BNP and other parties, announced to hold nationwide rallies from 1 October.The leaders including civil society representatives, who joined the rally, expressed solidarity with five demands and nine goals of the National Unity Process and the Jukta Front (United Process) led by former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, according to the proclamation.The forum said committees would be formed across the country to bring forward the process of national unity for bringing changes in politics and governance culture in future.”There is no democracy in the country today. The process of national unity has started in order to restore functional democracy,” said the convenor of the Unity Process Kamal Hossain, who presided over the rally at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in the city in the afternoon.Apart from Jukta Front convener AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, BNP secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP standing committee members Moudud Ahmed and Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, former caretaker govenment adviser Mainul Hosein and Ganoshayastha Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury attended the rally.Its proclamation was read out by convener of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah.The opposition alliance, which is yet to take a clear shape, demands restoration of democracy, reconstitution of the election commission, deployment of the army during the elections, and formation of a poll-time government for free and fair election.Read more:BNP, allies join national unity rally
MOUNT EVEREST, Nepal — Helicopters airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest Sunday after an avalanche killed at least 18 people, an AFP team at the scene reported, even as a powerful aftershock hit the world’s highest peak.At least six helicopters landed at base camp in Nepal, the agency’s Kathmandu bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly reported after weather conditions improved overnight.“People being stretchered out as choppers land — half a dozen this morning,” Kannampilly said in a text message.“Weather clear, some snowfall.”Pictures taken by AFP’s South Asia photo chief Roberto Schmidt showed an enormous cloud of snow and debris cascading down the mountain as survivors recalled the horrifying moment that disaster struck on Saturday.“I ran and it just flattened me. I tried to get up and it flattened me again,” Singapore-based marine biologist George Foulsham told AFP at base camp.“I couldn’t breathe, I thought I was dead. When I finally stood up, I couldn’t believe it passed me over and I was almost untouched.”A spokesman for Nepal’s tourism department, which issues the permits to climb Everest, said the death toll had risen to 18 with more than 60 injured.“Deaths at the base camp have reached 18,” Tulsi Gautam told AFP. “Those who are able are walking down. Others are being airlifted to Pheriche.”Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal mountaineering association, said the nationalities of those killed was unclear, “but most of them would be foreigners.”Sherpa said there were more than 800 people at different places when the avalanche, triggered by a massive earthquake, struck on Saturday lunchtime.Fearful climbers again reported smaller avalanches on the mountain, at camp one above base camp, on Sunday after a 6.7-magnitude aftershock hit Nepal around lunchtime.“Aftershock @ 1pm! Horrible here in camp 1. Avalanches on 3 sides. C1 a tiny island. We worry about icefall team below.. Alive?” UK-based climber Daniel Mazur tweeted.Deadliest disaster in Everest historyMany had travelled to Nepal for the start of the annual climbing season, which was cancelled last year after 16 sherpa guides were killed in what was previously the deadliest disaster in the mountain’s history.Alex Gavan, a Romanian climber, said on Twitter “all badly injured heli evacuated.”Ropes, ice screws and snow pickets were being flown to a large number of climbers trapped above the treacherous Khumbu icefall which was the scene of last year’s disaster, he added.Snowfalls on Saturday had thwarted efforts to airlift survivors before the skies cleared on Sunday morning.Google executive Dan Fredinburg was among the handful of victims to have been identified so far.He was with several colleagues who survived the tragedy, Lawrence You, director of privacy at Google, said in a blog post.You said Google.org was contributing $1 million to the response efforts.U.S.-based Madison Mountaineering said its doctor Marisa Eve Girawong had died in the avalanche.“Eve perished in the aftermath of the avalanche that struck the base camp area following the devastating Nepal earthquake earlier today,” the company said in a statement.The earthquake dislodged a “huge block of ice” above base camp on Saturday which sparked a “huge aerosol avalanche” that slammed into the upper section of base camp, blowing tents across the mountain, another team said on its website, adding that its climbers were uninjured.Kanchaman Tamang, a Nepali cook who was working for the Jagged Globe tour group, said the latest tragedy was particularly painful coming so soon after last year’s deaths.“I was in the dining tent when the avalanche hit — it sent the tent flying,” he told AFP.“After last year’s avalanche, I never worried about coming back. I told my family I work at base camp and it’s safe, not like icefall,” Tamang said.“The season is over, the route has been destroyed, icefall ladders broken.”“I don’t think I will come back next year. This mountain means too much pain.” Facebook Comments Related posts:UPDATE: Thousands dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal China monitoring animals to predict earthquakes At least 215 dead as powerful quake rocks South Asia
Police on Tuesday evening arrested a 46-year-old man in Limassol in connection with the illegal possession of property and money laundering after more than €150,000 in cash was located in his apartment.When the man’s apartment was searched, €154,200 in cash and a safety deposit box were found.The 46-year-old suspect, who is known to the police for fraud and forgery cases, did not provide satisfactory explanation as to where that money had come from.He also told police he did not know what was in the safe claiming the apartment belongs to a friend of his who is currently abroad.Police said they would attempt to open the safe to discover its content.Another case concerning money extortion is pending against the 46-year-old.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola