CANSEC 2013’s Goal: Sustaining the Force by Maintenance, Logistics, Training

first_imgBy Dialogo December 13, 2012 The stable autumn temperature in Miami, Florida, helped welcome the participants to the 2013 edition of the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), taking place at the United States Southern Command on December 12 and 13. Defense and Security chiefs, as well as representatives of Caribbean partner nations, regional organizations, observers, U.S. Southern Command Components, Military Groups and officers from several nations of our hemisphere, felt at home during two days of intensive work. In his opening remarks, U.S. Marine Corps General John F. Kelly said that “CARICOM is doing an excellent job in improving regional cooperation and promoting information exchange, in addition to boosting member-to-member relationships. We have made huge advancements, and now is the moment to concentrate on how we can sustain this progress to consolidate it. CANSEC is critical for developing this process.” With the utmost respect and camaraderie, leaders representing Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, and Trinidad and Tobago discussed proposals and looked for cooperative to counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC, for its acronym in English), and exposed the international, regional, and sub-regional challenges that they face. The conference included informative sessions, debates and meetings centered on maintaining the maritime capacity for the CTOC operations, in an environment of limited resources. Updated information about the maritime assistance program Secure Seas, as well as the Cooperative Sensor and Information Integration system was also provided. This year, CANSEC was consolidated as a discussion forum in search for a unified strategy to fight illicit trafficking and organized crime. It also demonstrated the commitment to share responsibilities between nations of the Caribbean and the United States, to collaborate and achieve international agreements, with the goal of defeating common threats.last_img read more

Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Luis AlomarAn alleged armed robber wanted for holding up banks across at least a half dozen states on the eastern seaboard over the past five months has been apprehended on Long Island, authorities said.Luis Alomar was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Medford on a federal arrest warrant charging him with robbery, according to the FBI, which had released his photo to local media Monday while noting that he has ties to the Mastic-Shirley area and is considered “armed and dangerous.”The 37-year-old suspect is accused of robbing banks in Florida, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut between August and December.“You will fucking die with the blink of an eye,” Alomar wrote in a note that he handed to a teller at the HSBC Bank in Wilmington, Delaware on the morning of Sept. 16, according to court documents. “I have a fully loaded handgun!!”Alomar, who investigators said was wearing a tan cowboy hat and rimmed glasses at the time, then allegedly told the teller: “Don’t fuck with me. I’ll blow your head off.”That was before he demanded that the manager let him into the vault and then told the manager to get in the vault and remove her shirt so that he could hide the large bags containing $74,000 cash as he fled, the documents show.In most cases, he allegedly handed a demand note to the teller indicating he was carrying a weapon. In some cases, a weapon was displayed. He normally demanded large bills.The FBI credited Suffolk County police, Westchester County police, Yonkers police, New York State Parole and Greenwich, Conn. police in tracking the suspect down.Alomar will be arraigned in federal court at a later date.last_img read more

U.S. Crosses 300,000 Covid-19 Deaths As Vaccine Rollout Begins

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Anurag MaanThe number of coronavirus deaths in the United States crossed 300,000, according to Reuters tally, as the hardest hit nation rolled out its first vaccine inoculations on Monday.The staggering death toll comes as the nation begins a historic inoculation campaign using a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE. Moderna Inc’s vaccine could get approval as soon as this week.The vaccine comes as COVID–19 cases explode across the nation and hospital intensive care units run out of beds. Daily coronavirus cases and deaths have set records multiple times since Thanksgiving holidays with daily fatalities topping 3,000 for the second time last week on Friday, the same day the vaccine got approval from the Food and Drug Administration.It took 27 days to go from 250,000 total U.S. COVID–19 deaths to 300,000 – the fastest 50,000-death jump since the pandemic began. Some models project that deaths could reach 500,000 before vaccines become widely available in the spring and summer.In recent weeks, South Dakota and North Dakota have led the nation in deaths per capita. Overall, New Jersey and New York, early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, lead the nation in per capita deaths.The United States recently crossed 16 million confirmed cases – the most in the world.According to Reuters analysis, the United States is reporting 91 deaths per 100,000 people, seventh worst in the world on a per capita basis and 2.5 times the rate in Canada.The nation’s hospitals are flooding with COVID–19 patients, threatening to overwhelm healthcare systems and providers. There are over 108,000 hospitalized COVID–19 patients, the highest since the first coronavirus case was detected in the country in January.(Reporting by Anurag Maan in Bengaluru and Lisa Shumaker in Chicago; Editing by Bill Berkrot)For more coronavirus coverage, visit up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Cute Hawthorne Queenslander fetches $1.25m

first_imgThe home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.“I could have sold this property many times over, given the current market.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Havig said it was the large 810sm q allotment that particularly interested buyers. “It’s in an elevated position on a large block of land that has the potential to have value added to it,” he said. The home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.This charming, unrenovated Queenslander home has sold for $1,250,000.Marketing agent David Havig of Havig & Jackson Real Estate, Clayfield, said the property at 75 Conventry St, Hawthorne received “enormous interest” from buyers.“We had a huge amount of inquiries,” he said. The living space at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who planned on renovating the existing home. “Listings like this don’t come along often enough,,” he said.“There are many buyers looking for homes in a similar condition to this on the market, but they just don’t exist. “Demand far outweighs available stock.”center_img The backyard at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne/Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who were planning on renovating the existing home. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median price for a home in Hawthorne is $1,164,000.last_img read more

Documentary shows Belgian doctor euthanizing a depressed, suicidal woman

first_imgWith the most liberal laws in the world governing physician-assisted suicide, surveys in Belgium show overwhelming support for its legality. Doctors say euthanasia gives terminally ill patients experiencing constant and unbearable suffering a practical and humane way to die peacefully. But even in a country with far-reaching acceptance, controversy still remains.

Clinical trial for potential COVID-19 drugs ‘good to go’

first_imgMANILA – The Department of Health (DOH)has given the go-signal to Philippine hospitals to begin their clinical trialsin search for possible treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). DOH Undersecretary Maria RosarioVergeire said Sunday they have allowed some 20 hospitals to begin the trials ifthey already have stock of the off-label drugs used in the World HealthOrganization’s multi-country clinical trials. “‘NungBiyernes, tinitingnan po natin kung makakakuha na tayo ng gamot fromdifferent hospitals na pwedengpagumpisahan,” she added. Based on the latest count from DOH,there are 7,294 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Of these figures,792 have recovered and 494 have died./PN Vergeire said that around 500 patientswho were in critical stage of COVID-19 are expected to take part in the trialbut they should have the consent of their relatives. “Dapatmay informed consent. Ibig sabihin,alam ng pasyente ‘yung atingipapaliwanag sa kanila kung ano ang pwedeng maging epekto ng gamot. Ipapaliwanag din sa kanila kung ano yung mgaposibilidad na pwedeng mangyari habang pinapainom sa kanila ang gamot na ito,”Vergeire said. “Walangayong gamot na may ebidensiya na 100 percent magwo-work against COVID-19. Lahatpawang sinusubukan pa lamang,” she added. Among the drugs that will be included inthe trial, according to Vergeire, are remdesivir; lopinavir and ritonavircombined; two drugs plus interferon beta; and chloroquine. “Ito’ymagtatagal for months. Ang atingclinical trial ay pwede nang maumpisahandahil nakuha na natin ang necessary clearances and we are good to go,”Vergeire said in an interview with DZMM.last_img read more

Hawaii extends 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers

first_imgOfficials said they are planning to install thermal screening stations and facial recognition technology at the airports by the end of the year. Ige said the technology would be used only to track people within the airport during the screening process. (AP) In this photo taken June 5, 2020, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki beach in Honolulu. AP HONOLULU – Hawaii Gov. David Ige extended the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers on Wednesday in a bid to keep coronavirus cases in the islands low.center_img Ige said the rule is being extended to the end of July as the state works to solidify a screening process that could soon allow travelers to return in some capacity.last_img read more

April 23, 2019 Police Blotter

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Lady Bulldog Softball Teams Battle Lady Wildcats

first_imgCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.The JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Franklin County Tuesday evening and were defeated by a score of 13-6.  Mental mistakes and errors plagued the Lady Bulldogs in the first inning as they gave up 12 runs and couldn’t recover.Morgan Biggs, Sarah Ripperger, Sophie Lee, and Courtney Chambers all had a hit a piece on the evening.  The six runs were spread out for the Lady Bulldogs as Anna Gerth, Gwen Martin, Ripperger, Lee, Ainsley Phipps, and Shelby Weiler all came around to score.Biggs and Phipps combined to go the distance in the circle for the Bulldogs.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Friday evening as they will travel to Rushville.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens. The Batesville Lady Bulldog Varsity Softball team defeated Franklin County last night by the score of 9-2.The Bulldogs batted for 15 hits (9 singles, 5 doubles and a home run) to earn their 4th win of the season and 2nd in the EIAC.The Bulldogs were looking to prove they were a better team than the one that let the game slip to the Wildcats in Batesville on April 11th when they gave up the lead in the 7th inning.The Bulldogs took an early lead when Oldham’s hard hit ground ball went between the legs of a Wildcat shortstop scoring Belter.An error by the Bulldogs on a steal by the Wildcats tied the game in the 2nd inning.The Bulldogs took the lead again in the 4th inning by after Burkhart and Westerfeld both hit 2 RBI doubles.Westerfeld advanced another run home with an RBI single in the 6th inning. Schaefer followed with a 2 RBI double.Laker ended the scoring for the Bulldogs, driving a 1-2 pitch over the right field fence for her 1st home run of the season.Paige Oldham pitched 7 innings giving up 3 hits, a walk and striking out 2 with zero earned runs.Biggs, Westerfeld, Schaefer, Burkhart, Belter Waechter, and Laker all had multiple hits in the game. Westerfeld led in RBIs with 3.Laker led the defense and finished the game with 6 put outs.The Bulldogs move to 4-9 on the season, and 2-7 in the EIAC with the win.last_img read more

Police need help with missing 12-year-old in Seymour

first_imgSeymour, IN—The Jackson County Sheriffs Office is seekings help to find a Missing/Runaway juvenile from the Seymour area.Anabel Davis, a 12-year-old female, was last seen Tuesday, September 24th in the rural Seymour, IN area. She was wearing black leggings with gray at the bottom and black Nike tennis shoes. Unknown shirt type/color.If you see or have seen Anabel contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 812.358.2141.last_img