Mai Urey’s Lawyer Held in Contempt

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first_imgThe Traffic Court at the Temple of Justice on Monday initiated contempt proceedings against Cllr. David B. Gibson, after he failed on numerous occasions to produce Mrs. Mai Urey’s driver, Joseph Kundufurmah, who damaged a businessman’s vehicle valued at US$18,000.Cllr. Gibson may be arrested on Thursday, June 14, if he does not produce Kundufurmah, the court said during a hearing.At Monday’s hearing, which Cllr. Gibson and Kundufurmah did not attend, Judge Jomah Jallah said, “If Cllr. Gibson cannot produce defendant Kundufurmah by Thursday, he would take all of the punishments that would have been taken by Kundufurmah, because he guaranteed to serve as surety for him.”The court’s decision resulted from a writ of contempt issued by Judge Jomah S. Jallah, after Gibson had refused on numerous occasions to bring Kundufurmah to court as he had promised.The court authorized its sheriff to proceed to the premises of defendant Gibson, to ensure he appears before it on Thursday, June 14, “to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for failing to produce  defendant Kundufurmah predicated upon a notice of assignment served and returned out of this court.”Before the court action, Cllr. Gibson on June 11 wrote the court informing it about his decision to discontinue his representation of defendant Kundufurmah.In that letter, he informed Judge Jallah that his resignation from the case stemmed from numerous calls he had made to the defendant, which he claimed Kundufurmah had refused to answer or return same.“I am not aware of the location or whereabouts of defendant Kundufurmah; hence, I cannot provide legal representation for a defendant who has elected not to avail himself to his legal counsel,” Gibson said in his letter.Kundufurmah, Mrs. Urey’s driver, was involved in an accident with a White Lexus Jeep valued at US$18,000 and that he severely damaged.The vehicle in question reportedly belongs to one Success Tewobola, a businessman.The accident, police investigative report indicates, occurred on October 9, 2017, along the Tubman Boulevard, opposite the ERA Supermarket in Sinkor.The case grew out of a police second investigative report on May 9, 2018, charging Kundufurmah with multiple traffic-related offenses that included misused of a lane, reckless driving, improper left turn and failure to yield to the right of way, resulting into the damage of the white Lexus Jeep.Following the release of the first police report, Mrs. Urey rejected the findings and subsequently asked for another investigative report, which was done but again held her driver Kundufurmah responsible for the accident.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgNational Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Thursday described Kashmir as “a political problem” and pitched for meaningful India-Pakistan dialogue on the issue.“There should be a meaningful, result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan. The stakeholders in Afghanistan are nearing a solution notwithstanding the violence that the country is fraught with. Both India and Pakistan should open the channels of dialogue with the people of State living on either side of the Line of Control. It should be followed by a dialogue between India and Pakistan,” said Dr. Abdullah, while speaking on the occasion of 19th death anniversary of his mother in Srinagar.He called for an all encompassing dialogue. “It will enable both the countries reach a solution, which is acceptable to people living in the different regions of the erstwhile State. I believe we have had enough, if both India and Pakistan have to grow then it is indispensable for them to find solutions to the issues hammering their relation. Any solution, if it has to be a viable one, should offer a win-win situation for the two countries as well as the people living across the erstwhile state,” he said.On internal politics of the country, Dr. Abdullah said the country he was living in “is poles apart from what it used to be, and what it was desired to be by the founding fathers of the Constitution of India.”“Today, we have a political dispensation at the helm of affairs at the Centre that is inclined to rob the country of its secular character. The fascist and communal forces are hell bent to change the secular visage of the country. Nonetheless India belongs to all its citizens, the country belongs to all. The country men have to keep it in their mind that the idea of progress is deficient if any community feels left out. India cannot grow if the growth of its minorities is stunted,” he said.The MP from Srinagar said the catch-words of ‘Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas’ didn’t see any implementation. “We see how our people are being intimidated on the national highway. Every now and then we see the Governor administration come up with reckless diktats of all sorts. I don’t see any of the actions of the Central government reflect their sincerity for the materialisation of the slogan,” said Dr. Abdullah.last_img read more


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first_img“The league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach or trainer does not stand for the anthem. (Teams do not have the discretion to waive this rule),” the memo says.The memo builds on discussions held by the NBA’s Board of Governors this week, and follows up on one Silver and players association executive director Michele Roberts sent to players recently.It recommends that teams organize internal discussions to hear the players’ perspectives, if they haven’t already, and to start or expand programs within their communities.“The players have embraced their roles in those efforts and we are proud of the work they do in our communities,” Tatum wrote.The memo was first reported by ESPN.com.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight St. Benilde records first win in final game in PVLcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Golden State Warriors line up during the national anthem prior to Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem.A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem .ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum suggested teams use their opening games “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”He recommended an address by a player or coach to fans before the anthem, or a video featuring players or community leaders speaking about important issues and showing photos from past community events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe league’s preseason schedule begins Saturday with two games, including the NBA champion Golden State Warriors hosting Denver.Tatum said the league supports and encourages players to express their views on matters that are important to them, while reminding of the rule that players, coaches and trainers stand respectfully for the anthem.last_img read more


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first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort He announced his retirement in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune website. His story touched on what finally winning a championship meant to him.“I realized early on that my purpose in this game was to share knowledge with younger players and to give back to the game of baseball,” he wrote. “I always wanted to do that — that, and be the best teammate I could possibly be. Over 20 years, I feel like I accomplished that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So whether we won or lost Game 7, I would have still been happy with my career. But it still feels nice to have a ring,” he continued.Besides being named an All-Star nine times, most recently in 2016, and the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year, he won three Gold Glove and two Silver Slugger awards. Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin Many of his current and former teammates expressed their gratitude and appreciation for Beltran on social media after his announcement on Monday. Correa posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram with a caption that read in part: “I will always look up to you brother! Thanks for making me a better player and a better person! I’m going to miss you so much!”Houston right-hander Justin Verlander tweeted about Beltran’s retirement, writing: “We only played together for a short time but what a ride we had! I learned a lot about what being a veteran means and the impact we can have. You’re an amazing teammate and leader. What a way to bow out … a World Champion!”Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wouldn’t say whether Beltran was a candidate to replace Joe Girardi as his team’s manager. But he did rave about his career and the respect he has for him.“He had leadership qualities, no question about that,” Cashman said. “He was someone that people gravitated to in the clubhouse. I think managers or coaches could rely, or front offices could rely on (him), kind of directing things in a positive way or keeping the ship steered in the right direction.”After what Luhnow saw from Beltran in Houston this season, he could envision him becoming a manager one day.“Certainly. He’s one of the brightest minds I’ve come across in the game,” he said. “Now whether or not, I haven’t (spoken) to him about what is intentions are after this, but I think he certainly would be a tremendous asset to any organization in whatever capacity he chooses to contribute.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games His production dropped dramatically this year. He hit .295 with 29 homers and 93 RBIs for the New York Yankees and Texas in 2016. He then batted .231 with 14 homers and 51 RBIs for Houston. Despite that, Beltran’s veteran presence and his work with Houston’s younger players including Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Marwin Gonzalez proved invaluable for the Astros.“He was worth every penny for us … he helped us win in a lot of ways, even though his numbers were not what they were last year, he contributed in a lot of ways that were not really seen by our fans,” Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “They were talked about a lot by our players. Also I think people know what I’m talking about. He really was a player-coach for us this year and he contributed in ways that lead me to believe there’s no way we win the championship without him this year.”He finishes with a .279 average, 435 homers, 1,587 RBIs and 312 stolen bases. He also has played for Kansas City, the New York Mets, San Francisco and St. Louis.This season was Beltran’s second stint with the Astros, after he was traded to Houston in June 2004. His work that postseason remains one of the best playoff performances in history. He hit .455 with four homers and nine RBIs in an NLDS win over Atlanta, then batted .417 with four more homers and five RBIs before Houston was eliminated by the Cardinals in the NLCS.Beltran appeared in 10 games this postseason, including three in the World Series. He finished with three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI in helping the Astros to their first title.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander, right, and Carlos Beltran celebrate the team’s win over the Seattle Mariners to clinch the AL West crown in a baseball game in Houston. Beltran is retiring after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season. The 40-year-old made the announcement Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12 days after the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)HOUSTON — It took quite some time, but Carlos Beltran finally got there, winning a World Series title after 20 seasons in the majors.Now he is leaving the Houston Astros and leaving baseball, retiring after a career in which he was a nine-time All-Star and was Rookie of the Year. The 40-year-old designated hitter and outfielder made the announcement Monday, 12 days after the Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_imgThe air is so clean it makes your lungs sing an aria. Even if you don’t know what an aria is. That’s one of the reasons I’d go back to Lavasa. And because you can read a book under a tree, or crawl under ferns on nature trails like in an Enid Blyton story. Because you’ll squint at ochre-throated bats festooned in trees on the side of the lake. Because the only noise here is of someone shrieking joyfully as they race a jet ski over the water. And yes, because it’s 3,000 ft above sea level, and your prayers reach heaven faster.’Wouldn’t it be a wonderful place to get married?’ A fellow journo sighs, at the green skirts of the Sahyadri mountains, wrapped in veils of mist, at little villas dotting their sides, the lake, at the cobble-stoned town square that looks like it’s been airlifted from Europe. Hmmm. I hadn’t thought of that one. Standing by the railing near hotel Ekaant, at a viewing point, I look down and see the 20 km-long Warasgaon Lake, hugged on all sides by Dasve, the first of the three towns that make up Lavasa, India’s first planned hill city. Meant to eventually sit over seven magnificent hills, Lavasa is slowly taking shape, the Master Plan developed by design consultant, HOK, USA. You do see the odd mud lifts and other machinery working quietly in background. But you can forgive their presence. After all, they’re working towards New Urbanism, a concept that allows urban life and nature to subsist in wonderful harmony. Translated, it means you bump into butterflies on your stroll to work, instead of potholes and traffic. About four hours out of Mumbai, Lavasa is a city, as the brochures say, where you will live, learn, work and play. And how! About 25,000 acres–nearly a fourth the size of Mumbai, only about 200 times greener–of carefully designed space is one big playground. And right now, you can begin with Dasve. With waterfront apartments, Lavasa International Convention Centre and the promenade on one bank, and Dasvino Country Club on the other. (Yes, on the bank of the lake–just in case you have to rush, and take a speed boat to the conference). Of course, one can soak in a few cocktails at the pub or wake up sleeping muscles at the gym. But I wonder why anyone would want to stay indoors when there’s a Yamaha wave runner zipping across the water at high speed leaving surf trails in its wake.Yes, that’s where the action is, the guide tells us. “The Watersports Zone had 5,000 tourists in the last two years.” Why? Good reasons: Kayaking, parasailing, a children’s pool, jet skis… Oh, that’s why the trained lifeguards from Jebelali. And well, also because the lake is 100 ft deep. As our own boat bobs through the water towards the orange spire of the Dasve village temple standing sentinel in the trees, our guide mentions that the lake is full with tilapia, katla, rohu… Yes, you can fish here. Yes, you can proudly take a picture with your trophy. No, you can’t keep it. Please sir, throw the fish back in the water. A fountain will soon take its place in the centre of the lake, the tallest in Asia. I wonder if the birds that migrate here really care. In the trees along the banks, looking quite indifferent to our cackling, egrets, kingfishers, grey heron, rest before they take off for lunch. Speaking of which, since you can’t cook your own fish, you can stop at the cafes on the promenade. Granma’s Homemade Patisserie, Chor Bizarre, the All American Diner…. Pick any. And while you slide into a bench taking your time over a burger, you can watch children roller-skate, students from Ecole Hoteliere take a break (yes, the famous French culinary school, actually exists here), or simply enjoy the space–yeah, when you come from the city as we know it, you treasure it like the precious stuff miners go 1000 ft deep for. Later, you can spend afternoons letting your coffee go cold, contemplating the little bridges, listening to water make music as it gurgles out of the sluices of the Warasgaon dam. Evenings? They tell me that Past Times, an English pub, is coming up soon and what cooler thought than to be able to say, ‘I’m walking down to the pub.’ And maybe then the bartender will tell you about the Karvi flower, which blooms only once in seven years. And you’ll drink another scotch to that. Yes, it’s a charming town. A little building calls itself Post Office. Here you can mail actual letters, or a postcard if you please, but before you imagine Dasve is rural, stop. Lavasa has a municipal corporation that uses e-governance. How’s that for high-tech? It’s slated to be home to non-polluting businesses like Hollywood-affiliated film studios, IT companies, research centres. We had the option of watching the latest movies at The Lavasa Experience Center, but I preferred to walk in the fresh drizzle. And I relished it, as much as I relished the song of the ‘Whistling Schoolboy’ also called the Malabar Whistling Thrush, and the dustbins on the street that say ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. Yup, it seems like Lavasa is looking to be friends with nature. It’s a good sign: separate garbage equals recycling, vermiculture, clean hills. It’s part of their Environment Management Plan (EMP), that includes biomimicry, hydro seeding–a hi-tech process that gives back the mountains its green blanket, and mass plantation: ‘8,000 trees have already been planted,’ Ajay Gulabchand, chairman, tells me. Well, here’s to more shady paths to stand and stare. But if you want to take some plants back, find the nursery. If you’d rather hang upside down from a cliff, with the blood rushing to your brains, there’s what they call XThrill Adventure Sports that tests your nerve. Let’s see now, you can go back and tell friends, ‘I went bungee jumping’. Or rappelling, rock-climbing, valley crossing–crossing ravines with the help of high tension ropes, paragliding, cross country cycling on a mountain bike. (Though we doubt you’ll need it, Lavasa has Apollo hospital, and for the aches, some world-class health spas.)Me, I’d just like to get a cycle–the hotels let you borrow them–and explore the many paths, the hidden streams. Or sing like Julie Andrews in the movie The Sound of Music. Only, I’d scare all the precious migrant birds out of the trees.advertisementadvertisement Fact fileGetting there: About 4 hours from Mumbai, and 1.5 from Pune. The best way to get there is by car, but keep in mind that the roads near Lavasa are winding. Check www.lavasa.com for more details.When to go: Anytime except the monsoon, when there are no watersports. Plus saysStay:Fortune Select Dasve; tel: (020) 3099 4444Ekaant; tel: (020) 6675 7000Mercure; tel: (020) 6792 9000Eat: There are multiple restaurants in Lavasa offering varied cuisine.Shop: At Bamboosa craft factory for bamboo products.See: The mountains and the lovely landscape around.FYIMercure hotel:Part of the Accor group, Mercure is the first international hotel in Lavasa. Each of its 130 rooms offers a calming view–my walk-out balcony that still needed some finishing, overlooked a little stream. The rooms feature a neat contemporary style, and luxurious beds, but it seems like the hotel has been put together in a hurry. Loved the beautifully designed, ‘Mercure and me’ range of bath products. Strongly believe the food left a lot to be desired.last_img read more


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first_imgMan Utd would consider buyout clause for Pogba’s new contractby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United would consider including a buyout clause in Paul Pogba’s new contract.The Times says talks between the two parties commenced on Tuesday morning.However, it’s suggested any agreement would be based on an acceptance Pogba will eventually leave.Tied to United until 2021, the aim for the club would be to maintain his transfer value.And as a gesture of goodwill, United would be willing to include a buyout clause in the new deal so preventing them from blocking a departure. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img


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first_img(Barbara Suggashie, left, and her husband Clarence Suggashie hold the picture of their deceased daughter Kanina Sue Turtle who died by suicide Oct. 29, 2016. APTN file photo)Kenneth JacksonAPTN NewsWhen Barbara Suggashie first saw the video of her daughter’s suicide she only watched the first few minutes.Then she shut it off.She wanted to see if her daughter said goodbye.“But she never said anything,” said Suggashie.Kanina Sue Turtle was 15 when she died Oct. 29, 2016.That’s nearly 730 days ago and Suggashie, like any parent, has often wondered what her daughter was thinking at the time.Kanina did have something to say to her family.She wrote letters to them.But no one told the family.“No one said anything,” said Suggashie on the telephone over the weekend from her home in Poplar Hill near the Ontario and Manitoba border.Not the Ontario Provincial Police that investigated Kanina’s death in Sioux Lookout, Ont.Not Tikinagan Child and Family Services that owned and operated the foster home, and who took Kanina from her parents 10 times throughout her life for safety concerns.And not the Ontario coroner’s office.The family didn’t learn of Kanina’s last words until last month.That’s when a report, commissioned by Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer, was released on the deaths of 12 kids in child protective services between 2014 and 2017.It’s 86 pages looking at systemic issues that are failing the most vulnerable children in the province. Each of the 12 children had about one page each dedicated to them.In Kanina’s section there is a line that Suggashie hasn’t been able to forget: “Suicide notes were left for various family members…”It came as a shock.Why hadn’t anyone told her?Kanina, left, with her mother, Barbara, several months before her death. Facebook photo.But then again Suggashie was used to things being kept from her after her daughter’s death.For instance, the actual video of Kanina’s suicide was kept from the family for about nine months.During that time Suggashie didn’t believe it was suicide.Then police returned Kanina’s iPod in the summer of 2017 right around the same time the family’s access to information request for Kanina’s police report, and officer’s notes, arrived.Kanina filmed her death on the device and police officer notes mention the video. It’s about an hour and has been reviewed by APTN, as previously reported.The video shows Kanina was left alone for 45 minutes before the a worker in the home checked on her.It was far too late by then as she had been motionless for approximately 40 minutes.Suggashie said she has asked Tikinagan why her daughter was left alone when the agency knew she was suicidal and had been in the hospital multiple times in the days before her death for self-harming.When the investigating coroner did the autopsy hundreds of new cuts were all over her body.“I don’t understand Tikinagan. They are hiding something,” she has said over and over since APTN first broke the news of the video Feb. 28.She also never had the coroner’s death investigation report until late this summer when the family hired a lawyer to find out what happened. The lawyer, Cara Valiquette based in Bracebridge, Ont., was able to get some of Kanina’s records, including her counsellor notes.Those records show Kanina missed every appointment with her counsellor in the five days before her death. Her counsellor, Violet Tuesday in Sioux Lookout, also noted she had difficulty reaching Tikinagan during those five days.In depth: Love and death in child welfare: Kanina Sue Turtle’s last daysThe death investigation report was completed by regional coroner, Michael Wilson, over a year after Kanina’s death because no one had had done it by then, as Wilson mentions. Wilson also says in the report it does not appear anything could have stopped Kanina from killing herself.Wilson was also involved much earlier in the investigation into Kanina’s death. Immediately after her death, the OPP asked the coroner’s office to pay for specialized software that would allow the police to remove the video from Kanina’s iPod and keep as evidence, as the device had timed out and locked police out.Wilson wouldn’t pay the costs and said the family could if they wanted the device back. Kanina’s family would guess her password to get into the phone after police returned it.APTN contacted Huyer by email Monday asking who has Kanina’s suicide letters.“I am away from the office for two days so I am not able to answer until later this week as I have to check with others,” wrote Huyer Monday night. “I would be happy to respond to the family with any questions they have.”Huyer was in Sioux Lookout for a media conference over the cold case involving Audrey Anderson. That’s also where Tikinagan’s headquarters is located.He emailed again Tuesday evening saying he has made several inquires to find out about the letters.“You and the family have raised a question to me which I will make best efforts to find the answers in as timely a manner that I can,” he said. “As you are aware I do not have direct knowledge of all investigations (17,000) in the province each year.  I was not the investigating coroner in this case.”Tikinagan declined to comment when asked why the letters have been kept from the family or when they will be delivered.“Tikinagan will not be commenting on any matter relating to Kanina Turtle, as there is litigation before the Courts,” said Tikinagan’s lawyer, Catherine Beamish.Kanina’s family sued Tikinagan for $5.9 million over her death last month.After learning of the letters Suggashie and her husband, Clarence Suggashie, said they asked Tikinagan for the letters but never got a response.“They didn’t say anything,” said Clarence.He said he now goes to the Northern Store asking if they have mail hoping the letters are there.They are hoping it’s just a mistake someone will correct.“Every day we check the mail,” said Clarence. “Nothing.”kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more


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first_imgBy Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDJul 10 2019Research has shown that over the last decade, cars have been rendered safer compared to older models. They are more resilient to frontal collisions say experts than before. Frontal collisions remain one of the commonest types of car crashes.Now the researchers at the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics have shown that despite these safety measures, women – even while they are wearing seat belts, are more prone to injuries due to the car crashes compared to the men. The results of the study were published this week in the latest issue of the Traffic Injury Prevention. The study was titled, “Automobile injury trends in the contemporary fleet: Belted occupants in frontal collisions.” Jason Forman, a principal scientist with the Center for Applied Biomechanics in a statement said, “Until we understand the fundamental biomechanical factors that contribute to increased risk for females, we’ll be limited in our ability to close the risk gap. This will take substantial effort, and in my view the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not have the resources needed to address this issue.”For this study the team collected crash and injury data from the National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System between 1998 and 2015. All the police-recorded cases during this period were in the database and were used for the analysis. The team included the impact of frontal collisions in all victims over the age of 13 years. There were nearly 23,000 frontal crashes and over 31000 victims have been recorded. The numbers of females and males among the injury victims are similar, the team wrote. Pregnant women beyond their first trimester of pregnancy were excluded from the analysis. Frontal collisions were defined as those between “10 o’clock to 2 o’clock”.The team explains that belted women travellers in the new cars that are generally safer than their older counterparts are at a 73 percent greater risk of being injured seriously in the frontal collisions of the cars compared to men who are belted. The team took into consideration all the other factors such as age of the occupant, severity of the collision, stature and body mass index of the occupant as well as a vehicle model and year. Despite controlling for all these factors, the risk among women remain high the researchers wrote.Related StoriesAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTThe risk of injuries to the women is commonly highest in the lower limbs they add. Injuries to those over 66 years are commonly those to the rib cage and chest the team wrote. There is a lowered risk of skull fractures, cervical spine injuries and injuries to the abdomen with the new car models wrote the researchers. There has also been a reduction in injuries to the hips, thighs and knees, they add. This has been a welcome change. What needs to reduce is the risk of rib fractures and fractures to the breast bone or sternum, they wrote. Injuries to the hands, arms and wrists are also unchanged over the years with change and modification of car models, the team wrote.Forman explained, “For belted occupants in frontal collisions, substantial reductions in injury risk have been realized in many body regions in recent years. These results provide insight into where advances in the field have made gains in occupant protection, and what injury types and risk factors remain to be addressed.”Authors concluded in their study, “For belted occupants in frontal collisions, substantial reductions in injury risk have been realized in many body regions in recent years. Risk reduction in the thorax has lagged other body regions, resulting in increasing prevalence among skeletal injuries in newer model year vehicles (especially in the elderly).” They sign off, “These results provide insight into where advances in the field have made gains in occupant protection and what injury types remain to be addressed.”The study was supported and funded by the Autoliv Research.Related studyAuthors Classen and colleagues from University of Florida in April this year came up with a review titled, “Smart In-Vehicle Technologies and Older Drivers: A Scoping Review” in the journal OTJR (Thorofare N J).The team wrote that advent of “in-vehicle information systems (IVIS)” or “advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS)”, have decreased the crash risk of the car among drivers. They examined the effects of IVIS and ADAS on older drivers in terms of comfort, safety and convenience. For this they gathered data from 28 studies that has used simulators or on-road experiments.The team noted that these technologies have improved the safety of the cars and has also countered the decline in safety as the age of the drivers rose. The team wrote that with age drivers tended to experience a decline in their cognitive abilities. This was countered by the technologies. They wrote, “The ADAS enhanced safety and comfort by increasing speed control, lane maintenance, and braking responses.” They called for more real-life situation studies to prove their hypothesis. Source:https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-new-cars-are-safer-women-most-likely-suffer-injuryJournal references: Jason Forman, Gerald S. Poplin, C. Greg Shaw, Timothy L. McMurry, Kristin Schmidt, Joseph Ash & Cecilia Sunnevang (2019) Automobile injury trends in the contemporary fleet: Belted occupants in frontal collisions, Traffic Injury Prevention, DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2019.1630825, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15389588.2019.1630825 Classen, S., Jeghers, M., Morgan-Daniel, J., Winter, S., King, L., & Struckmeyer, L. (2019). Smart In-Vehicle Technologies and Older Drivers: A Scoping Review. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 39(2), 97–107. https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449219830376 The Center for Applied Biomechanics is crash-testing an industry-standard dummy that is designed to represent a 5th percentile female (5 feet tall, weighing 110 pounds). These tests will help evaluate how realistic the dummy is in representing a real female automobile occupant. Image Credit: UVA Center for Applied Biomechanicslast_img read more


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first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Software developers have created an array of “skills” for Alexa-infused devices tailored for French users, according to the US internet giant.”Tens of millions of customers around the world are already using Alexa, and today we’re excited to introduce Alexa to our customers in France,” said Amazon Devices International vice president Jorrit Van der Meulen.”In France, Alexa is French. We had to rethink the concept to honor French language and culture.”Echo devices with Alexa software compete against Google Home smart speakers, which became available in France last year, and with voice-activated devices from other makers including Apple.Some analysts see the dawn of a “post-smartphone era” in which people take to interacting with computers simply by speaking.”They’re always ready, hands-free, and fast,” Amazon said of its smart speakers in a release.”Alexa is the brain behind Echo—just ask, and she’ll answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much more.”Alexa is available in several countries outside the US, but the assistant has been operating primarily in English. The devices became available in Germany and Austria earlier this year. Amazon on Wednesday announced that its digital assistant Alexa is heading for France in Echo voice-commanded speakers as of next week. Citation: Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon digital assistant heads to France (2018, June 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-bonjour-alexa-amazon-digital-france.html Amazon’s Alexa recorded and shared a conversation without consent, report sayscenter_img Explore further © 2018 AFP Amazon Echo devices will be shipping soon to France, offering French users the personal digital assistant Alexalast_img read more


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first_imgIn this June 24, 2018 photo, Ammal Farahat, who has signed up to be a driver for Careem, a regional ride-hailing service that is a competitor to Uber, opens the Careem app on her mobile phone before she starts driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large young, tech-savvy population. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large, young, tech-savvy population. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem: report Careem’s CEO Mudassir Sheikha described the acquisition as a “milestone” for the company and for budding entrepreneurs in the region. Under the deal, he will lead Careem’s business under Uber and report to a board comprised of three Uber representatives and two from Careem.”This has put our region on the map and has shown it’s a great place to build some of the best technology in the world,” Sheikha said in a statement to Careem customers.Saudi Technology Ventures, one of Careem’s investors, said the local ride-hailing firm succeeded by using its deep local knowledge and expertise to cater to the needs of young people.Other Careem investors include Kingdom Holding, chaired by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, German car manufacturer Daimler AG, Japanese tech firm Rakuten and Mideast venture capital firm Wamda. Uber’s investors include Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, which has a $3.5 billion stake in the ride-sharing app. © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion (2019, March 26) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-uber-mideast-competitor-careem-billion.html In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks during the company’s unveiling of the new features in New York. Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large young, tech-savvy population. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)center_img This June 12, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on a phone in New York. Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it has acquired its Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, making it the largest-ever technology purchase in the region. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Egyptian regulators expressed concerns Tuesday of a merger leading to a monopoly in the market, which they cautioned could lead to price increases, degraded service quality and limited consumer choice. Egypt’s competition authority invited third parties to come forth with their concerns by the end of April as part of its investigation into the proposed deal.Uber’s stiffest competitor in the Middle East had been Careem, which launched in 2012—three years before Uber entered the local market.Careem, founded by two former management consultants at McKinsey & Co., is popular in countries like Egypt and Pakistan because it allows customers to use cash, while Uber was initially a credit card-only system. Last year, Careem was said to be exploring a bus service for Egypt’s lower-income riders.Despite Uber’s regional launch in 2015 and services like Uber Eats, which delivers food, Careem maintained the lead operating in more than 100 cities across 15 countries. The company was valued at about $1 billion in a 2016 funding round and an estimated $2 billion last year. Dubai now has three of the region’s most high-profile startup success stories. In 2017, Amazon purchased Mideast online retailer Souq.com for reportedly close to $700 million. A decade ago, Yahoo acquired Dubai-based Arab-language internet site Maktoob. In this June 24, 2018 file photo, Careem co-founder Abdullah Elyas sits at a desk at the Careem office, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesdayh 26, 2019, Marc it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large young, tech-savvy population. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File) It comes as Uber’s losses widened last year ahead of plans for an initial public stock offering this spring.Uber said the purchase consists of $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash. It marks the largest technology transaction in the Middle East—outside of Israel—and propels the Dubai-based firm to legendary status among the region’s budding tech startup scene.Under the deal, Careem will keep its brand and app unchanged, at least for now, and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber led by its own original founders.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the acquisition of Careem marks “an important moment for Uber as we continue to expand the strength of our platform around the world.”In a memo to staff, Khosrowshahi said that keeping the Careem app intact allows Uber to try out new ideas across both brands. Over time, the firms will integrate part of their networks, he said.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and is subject to regulatory approval in several countries. Explore furtherlast_img read more