Police reinforced

first_imgIT IS hard to say for sure what happened on board TER train 17430 from Nice to Lyon on New Year’s day, but numerous offences, including theft and sexual assault, seem to have been committed.The 10-coach train left Nice at 06.00, conveying among its 600 passengers a number of inebriated revellers whose behaviour was kept in check by a team of railway police with a dog and three SNCF staff. All was well as far as St-Raphalast_img

Haitian migrants recused by US Coast Guard

first_img“The Caribbean and Florida Straits are dangerous and unforgiving for migrants on illegal and ill-advised voyages in overloaded vessels with little or no safety gear needlessly placing lives at risk,” said Cmdr. Willie Carmichael, deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 7th District. “The transfer is a combination of two separate interdiction cases in which Coast Guard aircrews and cutter crews located and rescued these migrants,” the US Coast Guard said. Florida Straits dangerous, unforgiving Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the governments of the United States and the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said all migrants, regardless of nationality, country of origin or age, falling under Bahamian jurisdiction are transferred to the Bahamas, where they are processed in accordance with Bahamian and International Law. First, It said a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew had located an overloaded 40-foot Haitian sail freighter Friday about 35 miles south of Ragged Island, Bahamas. It the other incident, the Coast Guard said it interdicted 73 migrants on an overloaded 50-foot Haitian sail freighter Wednesday, seven miles southwest of Great Inagua, Bahamas. The United States Coast Guard says it rescued 151 Haitian migrants and handed them over to the Royal Bahamian Defense Force on Friday.center_img Maritime agreement “The Coast Guard and its partner agencies continue to maintain a strong presence along our maritime border. We will continue to interdict and rescue those who embark on these illegal voyages in unsafe vessels such as these ones,” he added. The majority will likely be repatriated to their country of origin, the Coast Guard said. Over loaded freighter “The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca was diverted to the scene, and safely interdicted and embarked 78 migrants,” Coast Guard officials said.last_img read more

Celtic to face Flora Tallinn or Lincoln Red Imps in Euro qualifying

first_imgRodgers’ side returned to pre-season training on Monday as he begins the task of rebuilding his squad ahead of their bid to reach European football’s top club competition.The Red Imps play their home matches at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar, which holds 5,000 spectators. When Scotland drew the Gibraltar national side in Euro 2016 qualifying, the match was moved to Portugal. Celtic have been drawn to face Flora Tallinn or Lincoln Red Imps in the second round of Champions League qualifying.The matches will represent the start of Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic tenure following the draw at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon.Dates and kick off times are yet to be confirmed with the ties due to take place on July 12/13 and 19/20.Estonian side Flora Tallinn will take on the Red Imps from Gibraltar in the first qualifying round on June 28/29 and July 5/6.last_img read more

In and around your city

first_imgA checklist on what to eat and what to shop for.Restaurant Dining with the starsThis winter, Puneites can enjoy cool winter evenings at Alfresco, the openair restaurant that has recently opened at the Courtyard Marriott. A perfect place to enjoy a quiet winter evening, their decor, which consist of a,A checklist on what to eat and what to shop for.RestaurantDining with the starsThis winter, Puneites can enjoy cool winter evenings at Alfresco, the openair restaurant that has recently opened at the Courtyard Marriott. A perfect place to enjoy a quiet winter evening, their decor, which consist of a small water stream with tiny fountains in the middle of the restaurant, candle-lit tables and bright cushions can be the ideal set up to unwind.The music is classic with Beatles and Pink Floyd playing in the background. Their menu is basic with a few starters and main course dishes comprising barbeques, kebabs, sizzlers and tandoori items while dessert is brought in from Marriott’s MoMo Cafe. Take your pick from tiramisu, chocolate cake, blueberry cheesecake and lemon pie among other sweet picks on offer. Meal for two: Rs 1,500 plus taxes. At: Courtyard by Marriott, P4 Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Phase 1, Hinjewadi.Tel: 42122222.-Aditi PaiStoreWorld of decorSet within one of the quieter Koregaon Park lanes, this 2,900 square foot enterprise could be your solution to all premium lifestyle needs. A self-proclaimed global art and decor gallery, Bougain Villa stocks a diverse collection of classy handcrafted artefacts, furniture, floor and wall lamps, linen, tableware and home accessories sourced from around the world. The store also makes bespoke pieces depending upon your requirements and offers interior decoration tips as well. Price: Small artefacts starting at Rs 100; and furniture pieces at Rs 15,000. At: 351, Precious Gems, Lane no 6, Koregaon Park. Tel: 26150036.-Aditi PaiStuffSun shade Make a statement with these glam bumble-bee sunglasses by Esbeda. Stick to the classic black or go all out with the red for a funky look. Price: Rs 480. At: Esbeda, Shop no 304-305, MG Road, Camp. Tel: 26137288.Cheesy delightsAdd some spunk to your wineand-cheese soirees with the festive English stilton cheese which comes in a range of fruity flavours. Price: On request. At: Godrej Natures Basket, Dhole Patil Road. Tel: 26160540.Sport itJazz up your outfit with Crimson Affair’s dazzling collection of footwear that ranges from ruby reds to crimsons and from maroons to pinks. Price: 1,000 onward.At: Metro Shoes, Sagar Arcade, 616 Ferguson College Road, Deccan Gymkhana. Tel: 65000885.advertisementlast_img read more

CPFSA Formalising Mentorship Programme

first_img Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, says the agency is currently formalising a mentorship programme, through which young children can be guided by positive role models. “We want to create a culture where every person sees a child as his or her own. By this, we are engaging persons to create a community of protectors; persons who will help to care and protect our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey added. Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, says the agency is currently formalising a mentorship programme, through which young children can be guided by positive role models.Speaking at the launch of Sarah’s Children, an advocacy group formed to protect children and the elderly from abuse, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Spa in St. James on March 8, Mrs. Gage-Grey said “we will recruit big brothers and sisters who will be matched with our children”.“We want to create a culture where every person sees a child as his or her own. By this, we are engaging persons to create a community of protectors; persons who will help to care and protect our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey added.The CEO said children must be protected from harm, so if a parent is neglecting his or her child, “your role is to reach out to that parent and give them as much support as possible. If we do this, we would have lessened the chances of a child being exposed to danger”.She noted that last year, the Government launched the Child Development Agency (CDA) Cares, a volunteer programme which “seeks the assistance of the public in mentoring our children”.“We can do this by adopting a home, sponsoring a child or giving service to children in the care of the State. This, we believe, can be the breakthrough in transforming the lives of our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.The CEO noted that persons can assist with transforming the lives of children through the Foster Care programme.“Foster care is a legal process that allows non-biological parents to provide for children in State care in a stable environment, which contributes to their overall development,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.She further pointed out that children who have been placed in foster care are usually those who have been abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected or cannot be cared for by their parents or relatives.“We have the short-term foster care, which allows children to be placed temporarily with families while alternative arrangements for accommodation are made,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.“Then there is the permanent foster care, which provides children with an opportunity to be placed with families on a long-term basis until they are ready for independent living. There is also the kinship fostering, which allows children to be placed with relatives on a long-term or short-term basis,” she added.Mrs. Gage-Grey pointed out that there is a list of criteria to be fulfilled before one can become a foster parent, a prerequisite to ensure that children are not placed in an at-risk situation.“One has to be a responsible adult in good legal standing, who exhibits good parental qualities. That person must also be between the age of 25 and 65 years. However, consideration may be given to persons over 65 years if the individual is a relative of the child,” she explained.The CEO said that it could either be a single individual or a couple, and that placement with a single man is only done if the applicant is related to the child, or in exceptional circumstances.“There must also be evidence of a suitable accommodation for a child, taking into consideration the community on a whole,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.“The prospective parent must also be gainfully employed or have a steady income to meet the needs of the family. There should also be a willingness to undergo a medical examination,” she added. The CEO said children must be protected from harm, so if a parent is neglecting his or her child, “your role is to reach out to that parent and give them as much support as possible. If we do this, we would have lessened the chances of a child being exposed to danger”. last_img read more

The Elders Deplore US Decertification Of Iran Nuclear Deal As Threat To

first_imgThe Elders have deplored in the strongest terms the decision of US President Donald Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to global peace and stability.They noted that the decision flies in the face of official statements from the US Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff General Joseph Dunford and the International Atomic Energy Authority that Iran is fully complying with the deal.The Elders called on the other signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – Iran, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, Germany and the European Union – to continue to do everything in their power to sustain the spirit and implementation of the accord.They also urged members of the US Congress to refrain from imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, as a step likely to strengthen hardliners. The Elders believe that, instead, paths for serious confidential dialogue on all security-related issues in the Middle East should be kept open.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former UN Secretary-General, said:“The deal between Iran and the P5+1 powers is one of the landmark achievements of international diplomacy in the last decade. I am deeply concerned that President Trump’s action risks jeopardising this agreement and all it represents.”“The Iran deal is an essential part of our global security architecture, and a model for how to respond to other nuclear tensions. If the United States is no longer seen as a reliable partner, it makes the prospects of reaching other agreements to prevent nuclear proliferation far less likely, and our world far more unsafe. Now is the time for calm heads to prevail on all sides, in the interest of our common humanity.”last_img read more

Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #Savethebays #MagneticNewsMedia#Savethebays Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Grand Bahama, January 12, 2017  – For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.  Thirty junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays Youth Environmental Ambassador Program.  The respected youth development initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May.“For the next five months participants will gain an awareness of their environment, learn the importance of taking care of it and how to keep it healthy for future generations,” said Rashema Ingraham, YEA organizer.   Discussions and field exercises will cover a myriad of topics including climate change, plastic pollution, coral reefs and mangroves.“What is interesting is that many of them really want to be outdoors,” said Ingraham. “That may be difficult to conceptualize with all the lures of electronics and mesmerizing television shows. We have to find ways to get our children to connect to the outdoors so that they grow to appreciate the beauty of the world around them.”According to Ingraham, the program’s success relies on the ability of facilitators to arouse passion about conservation and engaging participants to spread the message about its importance.   One of those facilitators, Bradley Rutherford, said he wished the program had been available when he was younger.  “It is a very enriching experience for facilitators and students,” said Rutherford.  “The opportunity is certainly one I wish was available when I was a youth.”For participant Justus Fox, the YEA experience was unparalleled.  “I participated in workshops with similar activities, but nothing as good as my first session experience with the YEA program,” said Fox, a student at Jack Hayward Junior High, one of six schools with students who qualified to attend.   The others Bishop Michael Eldon, Sunland Baptist Academy, Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High, Tabernacle Baptist Academy, Jack Hayward Junior High and Mary Star of the Sea.   Sessions are held bi-weekly on Saturdays at the YMCA.center_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Bahamas: 150 laid off by Resorts World Bimini, Save the Bays siding with workerslast_img read more

Guiseppe Marotta in talks to become Inter chief

first_imgGuiseppe Marotta is set to join Inter Milan as part of a boardroom revamp at the club.The Former Juventus chief executive has traveled to Suning’s headquarters in Nanjing, China to hold meetings with Inter Milan majority shareholder Zhang Jindong and his son, Steven Zhang.Zhang was confirmed the president of the Nerazzurri at the end of last month, succeeding Erick Thohir.Marotta is believed to have travelled to discuss his proposed role at Inter before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Despite the arrival of the former Sampdoria CEO it is understood that Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio will retain his position at the club, while chief football operations officer Giovanni Gardini and managing director Alessandro Antonello will also keep their jobs.Marotta is free to speak to other clubs after his contract with Juventus was terminated at the end of October.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italian is widely credited with being instrumental in the revival of the Bianconeri’s fortunes over the last decade.His impact in Turin led to speculation he could take up a similar position in England, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal believed to have been monitoring him.However, when asked about his future earlier this month, Marotta insisted he was keen to remain in Italy.“I will not go abroad,” he said, as quoted in Goal.“Italy represents the best, of sport and more. For my part there is the will to stay here. I intend to continue my business in this country.”last_img read more

Allegri says Juventus is a team full of champions

first_imgThe Bianconeri is the only team in the Italian Lega Serie A that has not lost a single match this seasonJuventus has now 14 consecutive matches without losing in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.The Bianconeri is the only team in the competition that has yet to lose.And for coach Massimiliano Allegri, his team is made up of champions.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“This is a team made up of champions and men of character,” Allegri told ESPN.“To win you must have the desire to make a race more, to gain an extra centimeter, you must have the humility to put yourself on a par with the opponents on the physical plane and these players have it.”“We started a difficult month in the best way,” he added.“December will be important, at the end of the month we can make an initial assessment. But from here to May, it’s long.”last_img read more

Measure A sales tax up for vote

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGinger spoke to Russ Hall, Chairperson for Just Say No to A Campaign, about Measure A’s potential to hurt the community’s poor. Ginger Jeffries On February 13, 2018, the City Council approved placing a half-cent sales tax measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot to fund critical public safety and public services.The sales tax, known as Measure A, will be up for vote this June. Sunday, Ginger Jeffries discussed Measure A with Jim Geering, proponent, and Russ Hall, opponent. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGinger interviewed Chula Vista Fire Chief, Jim Geering, about Measure A’s potential to improve San Diego’s police and firefighter efficiency and response times. Ginger Jeffries, Updated: 9:57 PMcenter_img Measure A sales tax up for vote May 20, 2018 Posted: May 20, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more