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Hertel holds press conference on special investigation

first_imgSouth Bend, IN—Ric Hertel, the prosecuting attorney in Ripley County, has been appointed to investigate the June 16 shooting where, Eric Logan, was shot and killed by South Bend Police Sergeant Ryan O’Neill at the Central High Apartments.According to Hertel, they will specifically be from southeast Indiana. They’re going to be detectives, crime scene investigators, and evidence technicians. Hertel has asked state police to give him a team of investigators to assist him throughout the investigation specifically from southeastern Indiana.A press conference was held Tuesday to discuss his role. Hertel says his responsibility is to investigate, re-investigate, or oversee and review the shooting of Logan.“When I’m asked about a time frame, my response is going to be, ‘As long as it takes.’ I don’t want to rush the detectives or the crime scene investigators. We want to make sure that it’s complete when we are finished,” Hertel said. Hertel says he will not be giving updates while the investigation is going on.last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Taurean Thompson reportedly transfers to Seton Hall

first_img“We have been informed that Taurean is taking a leave of absence from Syracuse University,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement to Syracuse.com. “My understanding is he wants to go to school closer to home due to some family health issues.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen, on Thursday, Carino reported that Thompson has enrolled at former Syracuse Big East foe Seton Hall.Per NCAA rules, Thompson must sit out the 2017-18 season. He will be eligible in 2018-19. The 6-foot-9 forward nearly committed to SHU out of high school, per Carino, but chose Syracuse instead. As a freshman there he averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18 minutes per game while shooting .546 from the field and .645 from the free-throw line.The top 100 recruit played his junior year of high school at St. Anthony (New Jersey) High School, less than 20 miles from Seton Hall’s campus.In high school, he was a consensus Top 100 recruit who played his junior year at St. Anthony, averaging 10.7 points per game and finished up at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.At the forward position, SU has only Paschal Chukwu, the 7-foot-2 Providence transfer who missed most of last season after eye surgery, and Bourama Sidibe, an incoming 6-foot-8 freshman. Comments Former Syracuse forward Taurean Thompson, who on Monday left the program, has transferred to Seton Hall to be closer to his home, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Published on September 1, 2017 at 4:50 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

South Africa’s Constitution Hill

first_imgThe multi-million rand Constitution Hill development was one of South Africa’s most ambitious public building projects following the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and gave rise to some of the new South Africa’s most admired architecture.The Constitutional Court features powerful symbolism and an extensive art collection. (Image: Constitution Hill)Brand South Africa ReporterConstitution Hill, overlooking the city of Johannesburg, is more than just the site of South Africa’s Constitutional Court – the highest court in the country on constitutional matters.The multi-million rand Constitution Hill development was one of South Africa’s most ambitious public building projects following the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and gave rise to some of the new South Africa’s most admired architecture.A multi-purpose, multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of the city, Constitution Hill was built on the 100-acre site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group – Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them – were once detained.Nowhere is the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy told as it is at Constitution Hill, witness to a century of South African history.Interactive experiencesThrough guided tours and exhibitions that have been designed as interactive experiences, visitors can learn about the injustices of South Africa’s past while observing the process by which the country’s freedom was won and is now protected.Tours take in the visitor decks of the Constitutional Court, where visitors can experience a real court case, as well as the court’s extraordinary collection of South African artworks, as well as three prison museums: Number Four, the Women’s Gaol and the Old Fort.The Old Fort, built in 1893, is one of Johannesburg’s oldest buildings and was used as a fortress by Paul Kruger during the Anglo Boer War. Nelson Mandela was the only black prisoner to be held in this “whites only” prison.A journey to the section of the Old Fort complex reserved for black men, Number Four, deepens one’s understanding of how the apartheid system made criminals of “non-whites”. Number Four was once home to prisoners such as Mahatma Ghandi, Robert Sobukwe and the students of the 1976 Soweto uprising.The grace of the Victorian-style building housing the Women’s Gaol – where the likes of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Fatima Meer and many other political activists were held – belies the pain and suffering that occurred within its walls.‘The Robben Island of Johannesburg’The complex housing these prisons was the place where more representatives of South Africa’s diverse communities were jailed for fighting for freedom than anywhere else in the country.For decades, thousands of prisoners streamed through the complex’s “delousing” chambers, were made to do the humiliating “Tauza” dance, were beaten and abused in the notorious Number Four prison for black men, were held for months in dirty, overcrowded conditions in the Awaiting Trial Block, were stripped of their underclothes and their dignity in the Women’s Gaol.The complex saw it all: from rebellious British soldiers who fought with the Boers at the turn of the century to striking mineworkers, Defiance Campaigners, Treason Trialists, and youths caught up in the Soweto Uprisings.Both the famous and the infamous were incarcerated here: war rebels, political activists, notorious gangsters and criminals. Activists were usually held as awaiting trial prisoners and then sent off to Robben Island or Pretoria to serve jail terms.Most of those imprisoned at the complex, however, were ordinary people arrested in their droves every day under the apartheid government’s Pass Laws restricting the movement of black people.Brewing beer – an illegal activity if you were black – also landed many women in jail. Still others were arrested for having sex across the colour bar or for homosexual sex.And black men lived in dread of Number Four, with its chilling Ekhulukhuthu (the deep hole) isolation cells.‘Gandhi: prisoner of conscience’Besides the regular temporary exhibitions at Constitution Hill, two permanent exhibitions focus on the lives of two of the great 20th century fighters for the rights of the oppressed, both of whom spent time within the Old Fort.The exhibition “Gandhi: prisoner of conscience” focuses on the years Mahatma Gandhi spent in Johannesburg, from 1902 until 1914, when he left South Africa at the age of 46. It was during this time that Gandhi formulated and refined his Satyagraha or passive resistance philosophy, and was transformed from a shy lawyer into an extraordinary leader of international stature.The exhibition details the experiences that shaped his development by means of photographs, quotes, artefacts and audio material. Gandhi’s transformation is symbolised in the changes in his attire – from a besuited lawyer to rough prison garb to a simple cotton tunic on his departure for India in 1914.Gandhi said of his experiences in South Africa: “Truly speaking, it was after I went to South Africa that I became what I am now. My love for South Africa and my concern for her problems are no less than for India.”Mandela is quoted on the walls of the exhibition as saying: “The spirit of Gandhi may well be a key to human survival in the 21st century.”Nelson Mandela’s prison cellHoused in the cell where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, the other permanent exhibition documents the time that Mandela spent at Robben Island as well as at the Old Fort.Mandela spent two weeks in the Awaiting Trial Block, now demolished, in December 1956, before being transferred to Pretoria for the remainder of the lengthy Treason Trial.And in August 1962, he spent a few weeks in the Old Fort hospital. He wasn’t ill, but he was kept there because of his status, and possibly because it was believed that he could more easily escape from Number Four, where the other black male prisoners were kept.Here, in his meticulously reconstructed cell, the various pictures and objects on display include a stack of wooden boxes that form but a small sample of the 76 boxes used to hold the 70 000-plus pieces of correspondence between Mandela and the prison authorities over the 27-and-a-half years of his imprisonment.He frequently wrote letters on behalf of his fellow inmates protesting against regulations disallowing books for study or complaining about the quality of the food. One letter of complaint runs to 25 pages. Some of the letters were written in Afrikaans, the mother tongue of the prison bosses.Two videos run constantly as part of the exhibition. The first one, filmed in April 1977, some 13 years into Mandela’s life sentence on Robben Island, records an official visit in which the prison authorities invited the foreign press to visit the island.The second, from December 2003, shows Mandela arriving at the newly built Constitutional Court, built below the Old Fort, and being welcomed by the then chief justice of the court, Arthur Chaskalson.For full visitor information, as well as information about special programmes, exhibitions and venue hire, visit www.constitutionhill.org.za.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.,Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Racela apologizes to seniors Dennison, Trinidad for FEU’s Final 4 exit

first_imgHealso apologized to Trinidad, who began the tournament as a starter but fell out of the rotation through the course of the season.“Ron’s growth is actually a reflection of the team’s growth, wherever Ron went the team went with him,” said Racela. “There’s a bright future for him, he’s a good role player and many will be interested in him.”“I also apologized to Jojo for what he went through this season. He started for us, fell from the rotation, and started for us again but you didn’t hear anything from him. It’s all team for him and I appreciate it.”ADVERTISEMENT “I would like to apologize to these two because I couldn’t bring them to the Finals in their last year,” said Racela in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “These two are very good players, not just good players, but very good people.”FEU, which finished fourth in Season 80 after a 7-7 record in the elimination round, was able to force Ateneo, the top-seeded team with a 13-1 slate, to use its twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals with an 80-67 beating in the first game.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 shutoutAteneo, though, battled back in the second game to secure a win in overtime and set up a Finals date with defending champion De La Salle.Racela, who just finished his first head coaching year at FEU, said Dennison was the reflection of the Tamaraws’ growth. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 FEU head coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRon Dennison and Jojo Trinidad bid goodbye to Far Eastern University, and if there’s one person who is saddened to see the two leave is head coach Olsen Racela. Racela and the Tamaraws failed to enter the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals after losing to Ateneo, 88-84, in their rubber match and this will forever be in the former PBA star’s mind as he regrets not seeing his seniors play for a title.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort FEU alum Santos says Tams should learn from Final 4 loss Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’03:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice LATEST STORIES Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Top 5 Android phones under Rs. 5000

first_img2014 has been an year of ultra affordable, feature rich smartphones for the Indian consumer. First, it was the Moto G which made a clean slate of user expectations from a sub 15k smartphone followed by Chinese wonder kid Xiaomi who obliterated Motorola’s steam with the Mi3 and Redmi 1S.  These companies have shown that bringing features rich devices in to lower price bracket segments is an investment worth taking. Many handset manufacturers have taken up suit following these success stories. We’re going to list some ultra affordable smartphones that’ll only add to your pockets!Intex Aqua 4XIntex’s newest entrant into the market is priced at an astonishingly low Rs. 2,999 for a 4 inch device running Android 4.2. The dual-SIM device runs a 1Ghz Mediatek processor underneath and comes with 256MB RAM, 3G support and 512MB user memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD card. The device sports a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calls. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS is accompanied by a 1,300mAh battery. Celkon Campus A35KRs. 2,999 here will get you possibly the cheapest ticket to Android Kitkat 4.4 with a 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 3.2MP rear camera, a VGA supplement up front and 512MB of local storage. the 3.5 inch screen comes with a 480 x 320 resolution, powered by a 1,400 mAh cell and dual-SIM support.  Spice Smart Flo Mi-359This 3.5 inch device packs in a 1.3 Ghz dual core processor paired with 256MB RAM. A 2MP primary camera is supported by a 1.3MP front facing secondary and a 1,400mAh battery. The 512MB internal storage can be bumped via microSD. Android 4.4 KitKat comes installed at 3,599.advertisementLAVA 356Indigenous manufacturer LAVA’s latest release is aimed at the those with a shoestring budget but still desirous of a feature packed product. This phone comes with a 512MB RAM, a 1GHZ Mediatek A-7 processor and a 3.5 inch HVGA (480×320 pixels) display running Android 4.2. The phone packs a 1.3MP rear and VGA front camera along with WI-FI, GPS and external storage. LAVA has priced the phone at 4,499.Karbonn A12+Another Indian smartphone, the A12+ comes loaded with a 1.3 Ghz dual core chip and 512MB RAM with a battery set at 1,400mAh. The 4 gigs of internal storage can be expanded via microSD. Added features include dual-SIM, a 5 MP rear camera and a secondary VGA camera. This device is priced at Rs. 4,999.last_img read more

Government Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme

first_imgThe Government of Jamaica has signed a letter of intent with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for the extension of the PRIDE Jamaica Programme, which is expected to bring about continued improvement in the tax administration system. The Promote, Renew, Invigorate, Develop, and Energize (PRIDE) Jamaica project, which is being funded at a cost of US$1.7 million, is in its second phase, and is expected to continue until March 2015. Under the initiative, the USAID will provide technical assistance to the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and other stakeholders to simplify and broaden the tax base in Jamaica. This will be done by improving tax administration, streamlining processes to make it easier and simpler for taxpayers to comply, and harmonising tax policy and legislation. Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Kingston, on April 5, Financial Secretary at the Ministry, Devon Rowe, said the Government is pleased to continue its partnership with the USAID. He noted that the partnership is a demonstration of the Ministry of Finance’s commitment to tax reform and also in ensuring that the gains, which have been achieved so far, are consolidated. “It is important that some of the issues that are being covered under the programme relate to risk management and improved auditing in the TAJ. And given the limited resources that the departments have, it’s important for us to utilise those resources as strategically as possible,” he stated. Mr. Rowe further pointed out that the fact that the programme has produced so many benefits to date, including the implementation of new mechanisms at the TAJ, augurs well for the future. For her part, Mission Director, USAID, Denise Herbol, said the programme highlights the commitment of the Jamaican government to ensuring that the work that is being done by Pride Jamaica to support efforts at the TAJ and Customs can continue. “I am very gratified that there is a commitment to continuing this programme, because I believe in and I know (the Ministry of Finance) believes in it,” she stated. The project, which started in 2010, also aims to provide support to the Government in its efforts to enhance the business environment by improving regulatory efficiency and increasing domestic revenue mobilisation through tax and customs reform. Expected results include: the identification of tens of millions of dollars in additional domestic revenue per annum; improved tax and customs compliance; increased number of audit cases closed; strengthened institutional capacity at TAJ and the Jamaica Customs Department; leveraging of additional resources from donors for tax administration reform; and improved transparency in customs, trade, and revenue collection. Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

EU Helps Fund Extension of Polish LNG Terminal

first_imgThe Polish government and the Polskie LNG company have reached an agreement on the extension of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujście, in north-western Poland on the Baltic Sea coast.According to the European Commission, on April 24 the parties signed a grant agreement under which around EUR 128 million (USD 142.6 million) from the European Regional Development Fund would be invested in extending the terminal, which is the only facility of its size in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.“The extension of the Świnoujście terminal will help diversify natural gas supply sources and improve the country’s energy security. This is a new example of the Energy Union in motion, supported by Cohesion Policy,” Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, said.We are investing €128 million to extend an #LNG terminal in north-western Poland on the Baltic Sea coast.It will help diversify natural gas supply sources and improve the country’s energy security.More here → https://t.co/uXwsHhAYzZ #CohesionPolicy pic.twitter.com/nbQZbIkzNA— European Commission (@EU_Commission) April 24, 2019The current investment comes on top of more than EUR 250 million of Cohesion Policy funds already invested in the terminal and more than EUR 2 billion invested in Polish energy infrastructure since 2007.The terminal expansion project is on the European list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI). Together with the Baltic Pipe project, for which a EUR 215 million EU grant was signed just last week, the new LNG terminal in Świnoujście will open Poland’s gas market to new suppliers enhancing the diversity and security of energy sources in Poland.The Baltic pipe will allow, as of 2022, the shipment of gas from the North Sea to the Polish market and further to the Baltic States and neighbouring countries. At the same time, the pipeline will enable the supply of gas from Poland, via the LNG terminal, to the Danish and Swedish markets.last_img read more

Uber selling Southeast Asia operations to Grab report

Uber is selling parts of its Southeast Asia operations to local rival Grab, getting a piece of the action in the process, according to US media reports. Models stand beside Grab cars in Phnom Penh during the ride hailing-firm’s launch in Cambodia in December 2017 © 2018 AFP Explore further 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. Grab is on the cusp of buying Uber’s business in some Southeast Asia markets in a deal that would give the California-based smartphone-summoned ride service a stake in its competitor, reported Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.The size of the stake could be around 20 percent or more than 30 percent, according to the reports, which cited unnamed sources.Uber did not respond to an AFP request or comment.The US ride share titan faces fierce competition in Asia, not only from Singapore-based Grab but from Ola in India, and Chinese rival Didi Chuxing.Japanese financial titan Softbank has invested billions of dollars in Uber, Didi, Ola and Grab, and is known for seeking synergies between companies in its portfolio.Didi and Uber ended a ferocious battle in the surging Chinese market in 2016 with a tie-up along the lines of the reported deal with Grab.Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm Grab launched services in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh late last year as it looked to lock down regional domination against main rival Uber.Grab, which launched in 2012, has poured money into expanding its regional fleet and now has more than 2.1 million drivers in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.Competition between ride-hailing apps has been heating up in Southeast Asia’s rapidly expanding market, which is forecast to grow more than five times to $13.1 billion by 2025, according to a 2016 report by Singapore investment firm Temasek.While ridesharing giant Uber is the largest firm of its kind with a presence in more than 600 cities, the US-based company has been rocked by scandals and is facing fierce competition from rivals in Asia and Europe. Citation: Uber selling Southeast Asia operations to Grab: report (2018, March 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-uber-southeast-asia.html Taxi-hailing app Grab hits the road in Myanmar read more