Police believe bodies found in Jamaica are those of Barbadian nationals

first_imgThe police in Jamaica are continuing to investigate circumstances that led to the death of two men whose bodies were found on Friday in the eastern parish of St. Thomas.According to a report in the Gleaner newspaper, the police believe that both men are nationals of Barbados.The men have been identified as Dario Yearwood, 27 and Daniel Griffiths, 37 – both men arrived in Jamaica last Wednesday. They were identified after the police visited the Norman Manley International Airport on Saturday and viewed video footage.Further checks revealed that Yearwood and Griffiths had reservations at a hotel in Kingston but never showed up.The police say that shortly after 2pm on Friday afternoon, a resident  from the community of Woodbourne in the eastern parish, was searching for his cows when he stumbled upon the bodies in bushes and called the police.The bodies had what appeared to be gunshot wounds.Residents told the police that about 1 p.m on Wednesday, they heard explosions but never went to investigate.last_img read more

Fistfight breaks in Kenyan parliament after disagreement on Elections law

first_imgA parliament session in Kenya descended into chaos on Wednesday after opposition lawmakers tried to block discussions on the introduction of manual vote-counting for next year’s presidential election.The live video feed from parliament was cut after the fight broke out on Tuesday evening and journalists were ordered out of the press gallery.The government wants a back-up to the electronic system but the opposition says it is a way of rigging the poll. They are seeking to change the law to allow for a manual system to be put in place to be used to vote, tally, and transmit results should the electronic one fail.There were signs that it was going to be a tense day as earlier in the day, police in anti-riot gear forced the legislators to trek for some distance to access Parliament buildings after barricading the roads.After an earlier highly charged discussion over the proposed changes to the electoral law, opposition MP Millie Odhiambo attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta, calling him “extremely stupid”.Mr Kenyatta gave his initial response to that attack at an event to usher in the festive season, saying “some idiots continue to insult me” but added that it was part of their freedom.National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi Tuesday night called another Special Sitting Thursday, minutes after the chaotic session. And in a case of once bitten, twice shy, Mr Muturi in his notice specified the times for the sittings, unlike his summons for Tuesday sitting.The House, Mr Muturi said, will discuss only the amendments to Elections Act (2011) and the Election Campaign Financing Act (2013), as well as the third reading of the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2015, the Daily Nation reports.last_img read more

New measures to be implemented for 2016/2017 cruise ship season

first_imgTourism & Urban Renewal Minister, Senator Robert Tonge (file photo)The Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal has announced a few changes ahead of the 2016/2017 cruise ship season which it anticipates will help ensure that guest experience here is excellent.A holding system to allow inspection for buses and reduce traffic congestion on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard, contracts for bus owners and tour operation to ensure quality standard, enforcement of minimum tour rates, and a new dispatch system were among changes announced by Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge during the media launch of Tourism Awareness Month on Wednesday 4 May 2016.The Ministry plans to make these changes “in the best interest of the country” during the off-season, which is from now until September 2016, as the 2016/2017 season commences in October. “Some persons may not like the changes but the important thing is to do what is in the best interest of our country and our people,” the Minister said.Senator Tonge, who acknowledged that the destination has received “many low scores”, said there has been one “very good score” which is that on all organized tours, “we get a score of 8.7 which puts us in a ranking of eight out of thirty-five countries”.Thus, one of the mandatory things that will be implemented is that “every single bus being dispatched from the Bayfront must have a tour guide. When these buses have tour guides and these tour guides are properly trained, the guest experience is very, very good”.In addition, the Ministry will seek to ensure that there are tour guides who speak other languages because of the varied guests who visit the island.“So if we can do that, we can begin to continuously raise our scores and put us in a better ranking when the ships look at us,” Minister Tonge indicated.Another initiative, he announced, will be to improve the number of “priority sites” in an effort to reduce overcrowding “and only buses dispatched from the cruise terminal will be allowed to go on those sites at that time. Obviously our stayover guests will not be impacted by this”.Contracts will be issued to bus owners and tour operators to ensure that all standards are adhered to, so that if someone breaks those terms and conditions, “we’ll be better able to take action against those persons”.The enforcement of minimum tour rates is a very important issue that has been raised by a number of bus owners. This will be enforced in the upcoming season because, according to Minister Tonge, “we want to ensure that our bus owners have a fair return on their investment”.In addition, a new dispatch system will be implemented to allow more equitable distribution and engagement of tour operators. “Many state that it is not fair, so we’re ensuring that we do those things,” Tonge said.Further, the Ministry plans to establish a holding area for buses “so that they can be inspected” and held in a particular area, “that way it reduces the traffic congestion in the City and also their haggling of clients when they come off the boat”. The Ministry will continue to provide training for all stakeholders and improve on the number of training sessions conducted so as “to ensure that the service that our guests receive is up to par”.There are many other initiatives that the Ministry is considering, but Minister Tonge said “but I will talk about it in a subsequent announcement.It is anticipated that there will be three hundred and nineteen thousand one hundred and seventy-five (319, 175) passengers from a hundred and sixty-nine (169) calls to Dominica in the 2016/2017 cruise ship season.“So we are expecting an increase in the number of vessels coming to Dominica and also the number of passengers,” Minister Tonge said but advised that these increases “will be in vain if we do not ensure that all the initiatives that need to be put in place are implemented”.“If we don’t implement them, our scores will become worst and we’ll begin to loose ships. Obviously we do not want to do that,” he added. Preliminary figures indicate that there was one hundred and sixty-five (165) calls with a total of two hundred and seventy-six, two hundred and eighty-four (276, 284) passengers for the 2015/2016 season.“We expected more but we must be aware as to what was some of the challenges and one of the challenges was that whenever there’s high winds it impacts on the ability for some of these boats to come to dock into our ports. Unfortunately there were seven cancelled calls due to weather-related issues,” Minister Tonge informed. Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews New measures to be implemented for 2016/2017 cruise ship season by: Dominica Vibes News – May 5, 2016 214 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

KPD Chief Sandahl Leaving the Force Today

first_imgChief Sandahl: “There are a lot of other important cases that we’ve worked through the years, but as far as the scale of resources and the lives lost, that was about as tragic as it gets.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl will close a 20-year career with the Kenai Police Department, handing the job to Lt. Dave Ross and moving out of state for family reasons. Chief Sandahl: “Once you’ve been doing this job, especially for a couple years, you deal with people who are emotional, under stress, and understandably so. As a police officer, you’re expected to be the neutral person who’s trying to keep things as calm as you can and do your job professionally to investigate or provide counseling. There’s so many different hats that a police officer has to wear.” A Kenai Central High School graduate, Sandahl was a freshman at Boise State when he was offered a chance to join a local officer on a ride along… Sandahl joined KPD as an intern in 1994, taking a full-time job in 1995. At that time, there were 16 officers. 20 years later there are still just 18. Last year, they answered 7,840 calls for service. Chief Sandahl: “Different career, but I don’t have a job lined up yet, so we’ll see what happens there.” Chief Sandahl: “You know he was proactive. I wasn’t watching him doing paperwork. He was out patrolling the parks and then on the roads. He’s doing his job, helping to ensure the community was safe. There did happen to be police pursuit that night, which I’m sure in Boise. Idaho doesn’t occur that often, but there did happen to be one that night that we were at the tail end of. It just seemed like a job that you never know what you’re going to encounter and didn’t seem mundane.” For Chief Sandahl, that’s meant plenty of time outdoors, especially in the Alaskan mountains. Lt. Ross will be sworn in as Kenai Chief of Police during a 2pm ceremony at Kenai City Hall on Tuesday, May 31. Chief Sandahl: “The type of person that seeks this type of work, and other similar lines of work whether you’re a fire fighter or working in a hospital, I think you’re wired to deal with that, as best you can.” The missing Kenai family of four made international headlines and for months Sandahl found himself and his department in the world’s news. Sandahl was named Chief in the summer of 2008 and says every day has brought something new, but in 2014, he faced his most difficult case…last_img read more

Naoya Inoue to meet John Riel Casimero in bantamweight title unification bout

first_imgThe 30-year-old Casimero (29-4, 20 knockouts) knocked out Zolani Tete of South Africa in November to capture the WBO title.Inoue resumed training in December after suffering facial fractures in November’s fight against Filipino superstar Nonito Donaire. Inoue entered that fight as IBF and WBA champ.In a bout voted “2019 Fight of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Inoue won Donaire’s WBA super championship crown. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Naoya Inoue, John Riel Casimero KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Bantamweight Naoya Inoue, the WBA’s super champion and IBF champion, will face WBO title holder John Riel Casimero of the Philippines on April 25 in Las Vegas, his gym said Friday.The 26-year-old Inoue will fight for the first time since winning the bantamweight final of the World Boxing Super Series in November. He has won all 19 of his pro bouts, including 16 by knockout. Naoya Inoue | KYODOlast_img read more

We Are Determined to Discover Our Hidden Talents – NVBF President, Musa Nimrod

first_imgThe President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod said the main focus of his administration is to discover hidden and more talents in volleyball.Nimrod stated this at the closing ceremony of the Nimrod 300 Kids with Talents volleyball inter academy clinic held at the outdoor volleyball court of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Package B, Abuja.Nimrod who sponsored the clinic expressed that the federation is more committed to the growth and development of the volleyball in Nigeria.He revealed that the federation is ready to organize a National U13 and U15 Championships in a venue yet to be disclosed before the end of 2019.He said the future is bright for volleyball in the country adding that the fast-growing sport in Nigeria is ready to overtake football.According to him, “I am so impressed with kids performance my motto, my mission and vision is sustainable development and excellent and we are committed to more growth of the game.“A lot of people have been supporting this program, right now as I talking to you the Kaduna North-West event is kicking off next week, yes, and it has been going on every year, every year we do it during holiday. When these children go back to school people will be shocked at the level to see the way they play; football is in serious trouble because football is ready to overtake”.Talking about the objective of the event, he said: “We have three objectives, one sport with passion that will develop their health and intelligent; number two is education; number three anti-drug. These are my objectives and these kids will be greater than me in future if they can key into these three objectives”Also speaking, Sports Secretary Nigeria Customs Service, Samuel Onikeku advocated for more age-grade engagement at the grassroots level.He said the country can only thrive in volleyball if and when sports is taken to the primary and junior secondary schools.Onikeku advised the participants to combine education with sports in order to become excellent sportsmen and women.RelatedTaraba To Host Maiden U17 N/East Zonal Female Volleyball ChampionshipSeptember 19, 2019In “Volleyball”2019 FIVB Snow Volleyball World Tour: Nigeria, Cameroon to Fly Africa’s Flag in ArgentinaJuly 30, 2019In “Volleyball”B/Volleyball: NVBF Boss Nimrod Bullish About Nigeria’s Olympics ChancesJuly 6, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

Fiji, Solomon Islands draw in friendly

first_imgSoccer In the first meeting between Solomon Islands and Fiji since the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu last December little has changed with the two sides once again drawing 1-1 during last night’s international friendly at ANZ Stadium in Suva. Solomon Islands opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through a fine finish from Manukau United striker Micah Lea’alafa. The visitors managed to hold onto that lead throughout the first half of a tight contest, and continued that dominance into the opening 15 minutes of the second half. However, the hosts then got a break when Solomon Islands captain Benji Totori fouled Dave Radrigai in the penalty area which had New Zealand referee Nick Waldron pointing to the spot. Fiji captain Roy Krishna stepped up and fired past Solomon Islands keeper Phillip Mango to bring his side back in line. Fiji coach Christophe Gamel said given the short space of time the team had been together he was pleased to be able to come away from the match with a draw. “We had a lot of opportunities in the game but our players were not able to take advantage of them,” Gamel said. “We settled late in the game and we should have scored more goals because Solomon Island was only doing counter attacks.” For Krishna the momentum was missing from the outset and after the early goal from Lea’alafa his side was on the backfoot. “We need to play structural football like every other team,” he said. “I think for the first 15 minutes we followed our game plan but then we lost the pace of the game. “I know we are a semi-professional team but the players need to play according to the game plan given by the coach.” The match was also an opportunity for England-based Scott Wara to make his debut for his birth nation, which he did as a substitute, coming on just ahead of the half time break. The midfielder said it was a great feeling to finally represent Fiji, however believes more time is needed to find his feet in the squad. “I played in a new position for me today and I feel overall the team could have done better against the Solomons,” Wara said. Fiji will now head into camp in Ba before travelling to Singapore tomorrow to play its second international friendly of the current FIFA window next week.last_img read more

Morata ends drought as Chelsea scrape win

first_imgSee also:Sarri irritated by Chelsea’s poor defendingChelsea v Vidi player ratingsSarri to assess Loftus-Cheek ahead of Southampton game Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Alvaro Morata’s goal was his second of the season. [Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire]Chelsea 1 MOL Vidi 0Alvaro Morata ended a six-match run without a goal to earn Chelsea a second consecutive Europa League win.The Spaniard’s second goal of the season finally broke stubborn MOL Vidi resistance 20 minutes from time with an instinctive first-time finish from Willian’s flicked header.AdChoices广告Cesc Fabregas provided the intelligent pass into the box but Chelsea otherwise struggled to create clear chances on an increasingly frustrating evening at Stanford Bridge.Morata missed a glorious first-half opportunity, shooting wide when through on goal while Emerson blasted an effort over the bar after beating three men.Chelsea continued to dominate possession and territory and had numerous sights of goal but rarely tested keeper Tomas Tujvel.The Hungarian champions wasted a couple of fine chances on the counter-attack, but the 55th-minute introduction of Eden Hazard saw Chelsea step up a pace.And after Morata’s neat strike, the Blues should have added to their tally.Ross Barkley went closest with a header that hit the post from Hazard’s free-kick, while home keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a brilliant late low stop to ensure victory. Chelsea: Kepa, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson, Fabregas, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 66), Pedro (Hazard 54), Willian (Moses 74), Morata.Subs not used: Caballero, Ampadu, Alonso, Kante. last_img read more

Justin Theroux bids “The Leftovers” farewell, reheats sitcom leftovers with Jimmy Kimmel

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Screenwriter and The Leftovers actor Justin Theroux stopped by ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday to discuss the highly anticipated HBO series finale, which airs Sunday.“It’s one of those awkward things where we’re not allowed to talk about what’s going on…I can tell you what’s not going to happen,” Theroux joked. “I can say that I was very happy with the way the show ended, enormously.”HBO’s website gives only this cryptic explanation of the show’s final chapter, titled “The Book of Nora” — “Nothing is answered. Everything is answered. And then it ends.”Theroux said that even his wife, Jennifer Aniston, doesn’t know what will happen in the series.“She’s a fan of the show, so she didn’t want any spoilers,” he said. “She wouldn’t even want to run lines with me … She’s that much of a fan.”Theroux also revealed he’s working on a new project with pal Jimmy Kimmel.“We both came up with this idea of [getting] old scripts from old sitcoms…Really old, like Diff’rent Strokes, or Seinfeld and get really funny actors like Will Ferrell and do them live.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

St. Louis police probe whether officer called protestors ‘domestic terrorists’ on Facebook

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating reports that one of its officers posted a meme on Facebook that referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “domestic terrorists,” according to a local newspaper.The announcement came earlier this week amid protests in St. Louis over a judge’s decision to acquit a white former police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man.Lisa Clancy, a participant in the protests, said a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer posted the meme in the comments section of a Facebook post she wrote on Saturday, explaining why she attended the protests, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.Clancy alleged that the officer commented on her original post with a photo from a Black Lives Matter rally with “the Klan with a tan” and “domestic terrorists” superimposed on it.Clancy also posted a screenshot of the interaction on Twitter on Sunday, tagging both the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.The controversial comment has since been deleted, and ABC News was unable to reach the owner of the Facebook account in question.A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told the Belleville News-Democrat on Monday that the department had launched an internal investigation into “the matter,” but they did not confirm if the person was indeed one of its officers.Monday morning marchMore than a thousand peaceful demonstrators carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs and ones that read “No Justice, No Profits” took to the streets in St. Louis last week after St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found Jason Stockley, 36, not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Dec. 20, 2011, the then-police officer shot 24-year-old Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase and crash.Some 160 people have been arrested since the demonstrations began on Friday, according to figures released by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Tuesday as the protests carried on into a fifth day.Leaders of multiple faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the chaos that followed Friday’s acquittal. Speakers at the service included Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson, black church pastors, and Jewish and Muslim leaders.“Let us remember that we are not a divided humanity, but a human family,” Carlson said. “Let us show love instead of hatred.”Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours on Monday to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend, according to reports.Organizers of the peaceful protests said they were frustrated with the demonstrators getting unruly at night, saying they could make it harder for them to spread their nonviolent message. Krewson on Tuesday said she’s planning to meet with protesters.“Today we saw again that the vast majority of protesters were nonviolent,” Krewson said during an early morning briefing on Monday. “But, for the third day in a row, the days have been calm and the nights have been destructive.”The St. Louis Police Department also tweeted images of confiscated knives, guns, masks and other types of protective gear from a “rioter” who police said was arrested.Local organizer Anthony Bell said he understands why some act out, but he urged people to remain calm.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more