爱上海,上海龙凤419,上海419论坛 – Powered by Coral Miller!

Sidney Stuart beloved balladeer gone family and friend

Posted on by

first_img Related Items:died, kew town, sidney stuart Recommended for you Nancy Reagan gone but touched the Caribbean Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Jul 2015 – Another beloved Turks and Caicos Islander thrusts residents into a state of new mourning when this afternoon news spread on the death of Sidney Stuart, a taxi driver and who became well known for as a riveting balladeer who could cause tears to flow no matter the occasion. To many, he was simply ‘Heads,’ a bubbly, jovial taxi driver and former driver for the former Premier Michael Misick.Scores gathered at the morgue in Provo upon hearing of Sidney’s passing; proof that he had become as beloved in Provo as he was in his other home, The Bahamas. Already his Facebook page is filling up with tributes. Stuart was a member of the Abundant Life Ministries International.When Magnetic Media reached out to his family in Grand Bahama moments ago, we learned they are in a terrible state of shock as relatives not only have to come to grips with such the sudden and tremendous loss but to do so on the exact day his father, the late Edwin Stuart died, 12 years ago.Sidney Stuart’s death is believed to be of natural causes. Reports are he was complaining of chest pains. That he missed a pick-up this morning of some guests. That he missed a lot of calls today. All uncharacteristic and it led to friends going in search of him… they found him, reportedly at his home in Kew Town, Providenciales unresponsive; he was pronounced dead on the scene by the emergency team which was called.Sidney Kevin Stuart hails originally from Holmes Rock, Grand Bahama and is the sixth of eight siblings. Three young children he has; two daughters and a son.While Sidney’s father is from The Bahamas; his mother is from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Stuart, who had been living in the Turks and Caicos for some 12 to 13 years now, was just 45 years old. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Murdered father of two, shot in the head Woman shot, vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morninglast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Police seize drugs gun ammo in recent raids

Posted on by

first_img TCI Premier expresses sorrow over fallen Bahamian Police Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 20, 2017 — Two men have been arrested and are in custody in separate incidents following police raids on Wednesday.The first raid took place around 10am when officers executed a search warrant in Staniel Cay and found a marijuana in a man’s home. The man will appear in court soon.Police are also carrying out investigations following an afternoon raid around 3pm which uncovered a Glock pistol, 149 rounds of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana at a home on Rosewood Street, Pinewood Gardens. The lone male occupant of the home got away from Drug Enforcement Unit officers on foot, however.#MagneticMediaNews Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants Related Items:#magneticmedianews, royal bahamas police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Immigration Minister Authorizes Raids in Abacolast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , .

Icardi defends Koulibaly after racial abuse

Posted on by

first_imgInter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is the latest player to rise to Kalidou Koulibaly’s defence following the racial abuse he received on WednesdayThe Senegalese defender was sent off at the San Siro with two yellow cards in quick succession in a Serie A match between Inter and Napoli.Koulibaly’s dismissal left Napoli with 10-men and ultimately had a hand in their 1-0 defeat after substitute Lautaro Martinez scored a stoppage-time winner.Afterwards, Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was left fuming and announced they asked the match to be stopped three times due to the monkey noises and other racist chants that had been aimed at Koulibaly by the Inter fans.“I am disappointed with what happened yesterday at San Siro,” Icardi wrote on Instagram.“Let’s say STOP to racism and discrimination.”Meanwhile, Koulibaly wrote on Twitter: “I’m disappointed by the defeat, but above all at leaving my brothers.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“But I am proud of the colour of my skin. Proud to be French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: Man.”Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo also sent Koulibaly a message of support and called for racism to be stopped.As a consequence for their fans’ actions, Inter will have their next two home fixtures played behind closed doors.Mi dispiace la sconfitta e sopratutto avere lasciato i miei fratelli!Però sono orgoglioso del colore della mia pelle. Di essere francese, senegalese, napoletano: uomo.⚽ #InterNapoli 1-0🇸🇳 #KK26 #famiglia💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre💪🏿 #DifendoLaCittà pic.twitter.com/f9q0KYggcw— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) December 26, 2018last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Red flag warning in effect as gusty Santa Ana winds trigger risk

Posted on by
Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Sharknado is coming to an end Last panel is at ComicCon Friday

Posted on by

first_img Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 19, 2018 Posted: July 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Sharknado is coming to an end. Last panel is at Comic-Con Friday evening 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sharknado blew onto the movie scene back in 2013, and quickly became somewhat of a cult classic. Five years later, the franchise is coming to an end, and will hold its last panel at Comic-Con Friday evening.The latest “Sharknado” TV movies haven’t had as much bite ratings-wise as before, and now they’re ending.According to TVLine, Syfy has decided to conclude the franchise with the sixth film. “Sharknado 6” will have a time travel theme and bring back stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox.The original campy TV movie swam into pop culture history in 2013 — thanks to fans who couldn’t get enough of its plot about a cyclone causing flying sharks to attack Los Angeles and they live-tweeted it into infamy.The 2014 sequel, “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” pulled in major ratings with 3.9 million viewers, but that number dropped by more than half by the time the fifth movie, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” debuted in 2017.In studio to tell us more about “The Last Sharknado” is Director Anthony C. Ferrante. last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

35th annual Firefighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon

Posted on by

first_img35th annual Firefighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Mark Mathis, Lauren Phinney Mark Mathis, Lauren Phinney, September 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI’s Mark Mathis and Lauren Phinney were celebrity waiters in this year’s Firefighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters luncheon.On behalf of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, we would like to invite you to be a part of our special 35th Annual “Firefighters and Friends-Celebrity Waiters Luncheon” sponsored by The San Diego City Fire Fighters on Friday, September 21st, bayside at The Coronado Island Marriott Resort. The event is truly Southern California sun, ocean breezes, good food, and stars … both national and local.Last year’s luncheon was a smashing success with close to $56,000 raised and we’re out to make the 35th annual event even bigger and better. We realize that some of you have schedule conflicts prohibiting you from participation, but we want to make sure to invite you should your schedule change.As a celebrity waiter, you’ll be joined by your counterparts in the motion picture, television and radio industries and the sports world, plus the San Diego City Fire Fighters as they entertain, cajole, extort, and yes … even serve our hungry attendees.center_img Posted: September 21, 2018 Updated: 5:10 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

San Diego County files lawsuit against members of the Trump Administration

Posted on by

first_img Posted: April 3, 2019 San Diego County files lawsuit against members of the Trump Administration April 3, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 10:09 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County filed a lawsuit against members of the Trump administration in federal court today over its alleged treatment of asylum-seeking immigrants.The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in closed session in February to file the suit, with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar casting the lone vote against. At that time, board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob chided the Trump administration for creating a public health crisis by releasing asylum-seekers into the U.S. with no support as well as separating migrant children from their parents.The suit names Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Ronald Vitello and Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence as plaintiffs.The county filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. County officials say the region has been and continues to be harmed by the federal government’s swift change in immigration policy.“(Trump’s) failure does not remove our obligation to do the right thing to help families legally seeking asylum in the United States,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher in response to the suit’s filing. “I am proud our county is stepping-up to take on Trump.”Other jurisdictions and states have not announced whether they plan to join the county’s case. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

San Diego Pride hosts Pride Parade and 45th Annual TwoDay Festival

Posted on by
Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

ASA Outreach in Europe Continues to Advance Benefits of Biotechnology

Posted on by

first_imgAs part of an ongoing outreach program of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group, ASA Board member James Andrew, a soybean producer from Jefferson, Iowa, and ASA Consultant Benno van der Laan visited Brussels, Belgium December 7-9, for meetings with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and with officials from the main political groups. Informing MEPs on the safety and environmental benefits of biotech-enhanced crops is critical to maintaining U.S. soybean exports to the European Union valued at $1.6 billion annually.The objective of the meetings was to strengthen relationships with a range of influential newly-elected MEPs and with key parliamentary advisors in the European Parliament’s relevant Committees at the beginning of Parliament’s five-year mandate.”During this mandate, the issue of biotech-enhanced crops is certain to be discussed in the Parliament,” Andrew said. “As such, it is important for ASA to reach out to MEPs and their staff to bring them up-to-date on the importance of U.S. soy for European agriculture, the benefits of biotech-enhanced soybeans, and the problems for the EU livestock and poultry industries associated with the EU’s slow approval process and zero tolerance for traces of unapproved biotech events.”The ASA delegation described the development pipeline for new soy biotech events planned to be commercialized between now and 2020, and against this background, urged MEPs to put pressure on the European Commission and the governments of the EU Member States to speed up the EU’s approval process and to introduce a tolerance for traces of unapproved biotech events.”The EU’s current legislative framework and procedures are creating serious obstacles to trade as witnessed by the complete shutdown of U.S. soy imports between June and the beginning of December this year as a result of traces of non-EU approved biotech corn that were found in U.S. soybean shipments to Europe,” Andrew said. “I pointed out that Europe’s feed and livestock industries were also very concerned about this issue, given their reliance on U.S. imports between October and March.”The ASA delegation also briefed MEPs on added value biotech soybeans that will soon come to market, many of which will have quality traits that will have more direct consumer benefits.The level of knowledge of MEPs and staff, and their support for biotech varied considerably, but all welcomed ASA’s initiative and the information that was provided. For 2010, the ASA Biotech Working Group is planning further MEP outreach programs to solidify existing relationships and to build contacts with additional politicians and staff.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Farmer Leader Feature Roy Bardole of Iowa

Posted on by

first_imgRoy Bardole, current member and past Chair of the World Soy Foundation Board, has been a proud supporter of the Foundation since its beginning, as well as innovative leader in the industry.Roy Bardole, current member and past chair of the World Soy Foundation Board, has been a proud supporter of the foundation since its beginning, as well as innovative leader in the industry. As a fifth generation farmer from Rippey, Iowa, he believes he’s not just growing soybeans and corn. Instead, he’s growing the food and feed that will eventually become protein—the primary building block for malnourished people.Roy says, “A child starved of protein will grow up to be less than they could be. It’s my responsibility as a producer to contribute to a better tomorrow with a generation that can think and reason better. By donating the value of just an acre of soybeans, I can make a difference.”Roy’s support of the Foundation has inspired others, including his grandson, Schyler Bardole. Schyler wanted to support the Foundation’s work in Haiti in 2010 after a 7.0 earthquake. He organized a fundraiser to send SoyCows as a more sustainable solution. In 2011, Roy and Schyler traveled to Haiti together to see the project that they helped fund.The foundation appreciatively recognizes Roy’s past and present support in reducing malnutrition worldwide. We would like to invite you to join Roy and other farmer leaders like him to make a difference by donating the value of an acre of soybeans today. To learn more about Roy, check out this interview here. To donate simply calculate the value of an acre of soybeans in your operation (yield multiplied by price) and either click the Donate Today button below, visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org or send your check to: World Soy Foundation; 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100; St. Louis, MO 63141.The World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

CTIC Publishes Results of Cover Crop Survey

Posted on by

first_imgEarlier this year, ASA assisted the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in the promotion of a survey to analyze farmers’ use and perceptions of cover crops. For the second year in a row, the national survey documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in soybeans and corn, as well as a wide variety of other benefits. The survey, funded by the North Central Regional Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program and carried out by CTIC, also provides details on the challenges and benefits farmers expect from cover crops, data on the costs of seed and establishment, and insights into how farmers manage cover crops. ASA President Ray Gaesser (IA) serves on SARE’s National Working Group for Cover Crops and Soil Health.A total of 1,924 respondents—both users and non-users of cover crops—completed the survey in the winter of 2013-2014. Included in this total, 583 farmers compared yields in soybeans between fields with and without cover crops. Following cover crops, farmers reported an average boost of two bushels of soybeans per acre, or 4.3 percent. Of the total, 639 farmers provided data comparing corn yields on fields with and without cover crops. They noted an average yield increase of five bushels per acre, or 3.1 percent, in corn fields planted after cover crops. The survey results also show that between 2010 and 2013, the adoption of cover crops increased by 30 percent per year.Click here to read a summary of the survey results. The complete report is available here.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

2018 Commodity Classic Boasts Impressive Schedule of Educational Sessions

Posted on by

first_imgEducation is a hallmark of Commodity Classic and this year’s schedule is one of the most robust in recent memory.The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.  Attendees can register for all three days or register for one day only.Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic, said that every educational session was selected by farmers, for farmers. “We’re continuing to look for new ways to be more efficient, to learn more about our crops, how to sell our crops, how to market our crops,” he said. “Commodity Classic is a means of putting this all together under one roof. It’s farmer-led, farmer-focused, so we know what the average person that comes needs to understand and what’s on their mind.”The educational line-up for 2018 features a wide range of presentations and topics including:Early Riser sessions begin at 7 a.m. each morning.  This year’s sessions include a live taping of U.S. Farm Report, a forecast for 2018 commodity prices, and a panel featuring some of the nation’s top-yielding farmers.Learning Centers are in-depth discussions of current issues and topics that have a direct impact on farmers.  Topics of this year’s Learning Centers include soil health, cover crops, pollinators, marketing, farm policy, trade, and various sessions on improving yields.What’s New sessions are concurrent 40-minute presentations showcasing innovations and services from leading agribusinesses.Mini What’s New sessions are like “speed dating,” allowing a number of companies to give back-to-back 5-minute presentations on key innovations and products.  Attendees can discover more by visiting the companies’ booths on the trade show floor.The Commodity Classic Main Stage is located right on the trade show floor and is presented by Commodity Classic and Successful Farming®. This year’s programming includes information from Ag PhD’s Hefty brothers on fertility and weed control; Learning Center sessions on pesticide resistance and increased yields; a keynote address on the impact of women in agriculture; a cooking demonstration; a panel discussion featuring agribusiness executives; and a number of presentations from Successful Farming® editors ranging from marketing to machinery maintenance to efficient farm shop design.Since many sessions are concurrent, registration also allows attendees to access videos of key educational sessions they may have missed on the days for which they were registered. Videos are available within a few weeks following Commodity Classic.“I hope that the show helps you raise questions about the way you do things”, said Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “Are we doing this the best way to survive, to be profitable, to be conscientious to our neighbors, to our environment, and are we going to be profitable and sustainable in the long term? That’s what we want the agricultural producers to be.  We want them to survive, we want them to be profitable, and we want them to be well versed in not only the topic but the technology of the day.”In addition to an impressive schedule of educational sessions, the 2018 Commodity Classic includes inspiring speakers, a huge trade show, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation. Review the complete schedule and register online at www.commodityclassic.com.  Hotel reservations should also be made through that website.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Arrest made in thefts from Woodlandarea fire trucks

Posted on by

first_imgA Castle Rock man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing fuel cards and thousands of dollars worth of equipment from some Woodland-area fire trucks.The Daily News of Longview reported Timothy Steven Moss, 30, was seen on surveillance cameras using one of the stolen gas cards to fill up a red Toyota truck at the Commercial Fueling Network station in Woodland. In all, $1,500 worth of fuel was stolen, along with $16,300 worth of firefighting and medical gear.The victim was Cowlitz County Fire District 1, which had to remove three of its vehicles from service temporarily because they lacked adequate gear.The burglary was reported April 11 at a volunteer fire station along Woodland Heights Road.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Public to hear details of baseball proposal Friday

Posted on by

first_imgDetails of a proposal to bring a professional baseball team to Vancouver will be announced at a press conference at 1 p.m. Friday at Clark College.Ron Arp, a project adviser for Identity Clark County, sent out the media advisory.As reported in The Columbian in a “Print Extra” article on Tuesday, renewed interest in bringing a short-season Class A minor league team to Vancouver has been heating up. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt sent an email to council members last week, saying he’s participated in two meetings on an effort to land a Class A team. Leaders of the effort include Arch Miller, a longtime Southwest Washington baseball advocate and founder of the Vancouver-based International Air and Hospitality Academy.Members of the Arnada Neighborhood Association recently received a “fact sheet” about a proposal to build a stadium on Clark College property that could also be used by the college’s baseball, softball and soccer teams. The Class A team would play 38 evening games from mid-June to Labor Day, according to the fact sheet. In March, a Facebook page was created by Mike Bomar, a former Prairie High School baseball player and current coach for the Falcons who pitched for the University of Washington and played for a short-season Class A minor league team.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

I205 accident blamed on drunken driving

Posted on by

first_imgA Camas driver injured in a Friday night accident also stands accused of drunken driving, according to the Washington State Patrol.Oneshia D. Banks, 33, was in satisfactory condition Saturday evening at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.The accident was reported at 11:26 p.m. along Interstate 205 southbound at the north end of the Glenn Jackson Bridge. Troopers said Banks had been driving a 2005 Toyota Avalon south onto the bridge from Highway 14 when she lost control and skidded into a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria.The driver of the Ford, Darrin A. Loftus, 33, of Portland, was not reported injured.Troopers allege Banks was driving too fast and skidded on wet pavement, causing the accident. She was charged with drunken driving.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Bits n Pieces Hockinson High thespians on board with The Bard

Posted on by

first_imgWritten in a different time and in what is essentially another language, Shakespeare is often looked upon with a certain amount of dread by high school students.So Greg Saum, 38, a new teacher at Hockinson High School, is using a different method to make The Bard more accessible.He’s brought his theater group at the school into the Portland Playhouse Fall Festival of Shakespeare.“I’ve seen how accessible it makes Shakespeare and I’ve seen it grow us as a theater community,” Saum said.The program brings together students from seven schools in Portland and Clark County to work with professional actors and perform a selection of the 16th century poet’s plays.Saum first came across it as a teacher at Ridgefield High School, where he taught prior to moving to Hockinson. Ridgefield is also participating in this year’s program, as is Fort Vancouver High School.The schools started working together in September, and students will perform seven plays at the Fall Festival of Shakespeare at the Dolores Winningstad Theatre in Portland. Hockinson will perform “Comedy of Errors” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Fort Vancouver will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at noon on Sunday and Ridgefield will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 2 p.m. on Saturday.Hannah Hofstede, a 16-year-old sophomore at Hockinson High School, said the language was a barrier when she first started working on her role as Dromio of Syracuse.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Weather Eye Yes those were thunderstorms not Fourth of July fireworks

Posted on by

first_imgIt was almost like the Fourth of July came early, with all the fireworks in the skies above us Monday. Numerous thunderstorms rolled through bringing cloud-to-cloud lightning and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.Hail the size of nickels was reported here and there with the torrential downpours. Temperatures fell to 50 degrees under some of these cells, and driving was almost impossible in the severely reduced visibility. There were also power outages, perhaps caused by the lightning in the Camas-Washougal area, about the time many residents were sliding dinner into the oven.Blame it on a typical cold springtime air mass. Technically, it is still spring, as summer begins Saturday according to the calendar. I know, I wrote a week ago about this week being nice and warm. Forecast models indicate it again for next week. Maybe it will come to fruition.As of 5 p.m. Monday, I measured 0.54 inch of precipitation. I had reports near Camas of nearly an inch. Officially at Pearson, Vancouver tallied 1/3 inch.We will dry out some today (still a chance for showers) and Wednesday before another trough of low pressure slides down the coast. It may not bring much in rainfall, but we said that about the weekend storm, didn’t we?last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Police Woman assaulted at Battle Ground WalMart

Posted on by

first_imgA Battle Ground woman was assaulted by two people Wednesday night in the parking lot of the newly opened Wal-Mart, according to Battle Ground police.Officers were called to the store at 7:50 p.m. after a 48-year-old woman reported that she had been assaulted 10 minutes prior. She had minor injuries and refused medical treatment, according to city spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti. Officers are reviewing video surveillance for evidence. According to the footage, the suspects were associated with a silver SUV. One suspect is described as a black woman in her 20s, who is short, heavyset and was wearing her hair in a ponytail at the time of the incident. A second suspect is described as a black female, possibly in her teens, who is tall and slender and was wearing her hair in a bun. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Aaron Kanooth at 360-342-5242 or aaron.kanooth@cityofbg.org. People can submit anonymous tips at www.cityofbg.org/tips.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Former La Center officer sues medical responders

Posted on by

first_imgA former La Center police officer has filed a lawsuit against American Medical Response claiming that a paramedic punched her in the face while she was restrained during an involuntary mental health hold.Tracy Cook, 44, of Ridgefield seeks an unspecified amount in damages for pain, suffering, disability, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life and payment for attorney’s fees and legal costs.Officials with AMR did not immediately return phone calls Wednesday seeking comment.The lawsuit involves a Jan. 2, 2013, confrontation with Clark County sheriff’s deputies for which Cook was initially charged in District Court with obstructing a law enforcement officer. The charge was later dismissed.Then-acting La Center Police Chief Erin Nolan requested that sheriff’s deputies conduct a welfare check on Cook that day when she learned that Cook had sent several text messages stating that she had consumed a large amount of vodka, wanted to die and had attempted to drown herself, according to a probable cause affidavit by sheriff’s Deputy Fred Neiman Jr.Cook initially refused to let anyone in, Neiman wrote. She later agreed to allow entry to two officers and a struggle ensued, he said.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

60 of active scheme members are in defined contribution schemes

Posted on by

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (60%) of respondents’ active pension scheme members are in a defined contribution (DC) scheme, compared to 32% in 2011, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).Five year trend data from the PLSA’s annual survey, based on responses from 63 private sector employers, also found that 40% of respondents’ active pension scheme members are in a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme, down from 68% in 2011.The research also found:The average employer contribution to DB schemes among respondents is 23%, increasing from 17% in 2011.Almost half (48%) of respondents’ DB schemes are closed to both new employees and future accrual, compared to around a third (31%) in 2011.Among respondents, the existence of a management or governance committee grew from 60% of contract-based schemes in 2011 to 78% in 2015.The average cost of record-keeping and administration of DB pension schemes for respondents is £48 per member, up from £29 in 2011.Joanne Segars (pictured), chief executive at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said: “Our trend analysis finds many of the key trends continuing – the decline of DB being an obvious example. But next year we have the end of contracting out and the possibility of further radical changes to pensions tax relief. The former means increasing costs and complications for DB schemes in particular.“The latter in its most extreme form could completely undo the most positive change in recent years of enrolling more than five million new savers in to pensions. So it’s possible that what we’re seeing this year is merely the calm before the storm.”last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .