Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and her husband Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, the American doctors of Indian origin who were arrested for allegedly practicing female genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls from Minnesota, will not be charged for sexual assault, United States District Court Judge Bernard Friedman said. Other charges still remain against the two doctors in the United State’s first genital mutilation case.“To prove their guilt on this charge, the government must show that defendants transported a minor ‘with intent that (the minor) engage in … any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.’ … The facts alleged in the indictment do not support this charge because, as a matter of law, FGM, while a prohibited criminal act, is not ‘criminal sexual activity,’” Friedman said in his judgment, the Detroit News reported.He said that no “libidinal gratification” was “sought or obtained” from subjecting the girls to the procedure. A sexual assault charge has harsher prison term than the other charges pressed against them.On Jan.15, federal prosecutors were considering whether the judge’s dismissal of the sexual assault charge should be appealed.“We respect the opinion of the court and are reviewing our options for a potential appeal. Moreover, we stand ready to proceed with the remaining charges against the defendants,” U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Gina Balaya told the Detroit News.Among other charges against the doctor couple is a conspiracy charge, for which they could be sent to prison for up to 20 years. The trial for the case is set for January 2019.In early 2017, the duo was arrested for allegedly practicing female genital mutilation against prepubescent girls as part of a religious procedure by some members of the Dawoodi Bohra sect that is based in India. The procedure was allegedly conducted at Attar’s clinic.Attar and Nagarwala have been charged with conspiracy, genital mutilation, lying to a federal agent and obstructing an official proceeding. Related ItemsIndian AmericanMinnesotawomen’s rights
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifierfootballnorth koreaSon Heung-min First Published: October 17, 2019, 3:06 PM IST Incheon: South Korea’s footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium — a match Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min described as “very aggressive” and one official likened to warfare.The contest against North Korea ended 0-0 on Tuesday, with FIFA president Gianni Infantino one of just a handful of spectators at a match almost completely blocked off from the outside world. It was the first ever competitive encounter between the men’s sides hosted by the North — a historic face-off between two countries still technically at war — but took place with no live broadcast and no foreign media in attendance.The debacle raises doubts over the prospects for further North-South sporting co-operation, once a driver of nuclear diplomacy.Until the very last minute, the South’s team had no idea that even North Korean spectators would be absent.”We expected 50,000 people to come pouring in once the door opened but they didn’t come,” said Korea Football Association vice-president Choi Young-il as the team arrived back at Incheon airport early Thursday.”The gates never opened. I was really surprised. The players and coach were surprised too.”Choi said he had asked a North Korean official about the absence of local fans, who retorted: “Maybe they didn’t want to see it.”Tottenham’s Son, who captained the South Korean team, was taken aback by the Northerners’ rough tactics.”The match was very aggressive to a degree that I think it’s a huge achievement just to return safely without being injured,” Son said.”There was a lot of severe swearing.”Choi added he had never seen such aggression on the pitch before: “It was like war.”NUCLEAR TENSIONS, OLYMPIC DOUBTSTuesday’s match came in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests that raised tensions in the region, and after the breakdown of talks with the US over Pyongyang’s weapons programmes.Since the collapse of the Hanoi summit between North Koren leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in February, Pyongyang has regularly excoriated Seoul, ruling out prospects of inter-Korean dialogue.It is a far cry from the cross-border warmth of last year, when South Korean President Moon Jae-in seized on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to broker the Pyongyang-Washington discussion process.At the time, Moon and Kim discussed and agreed on further sports exchanges including a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics.But the North’s official Korean Central News Agency issued only a two-line dispatch on Tuesday’s match, saying: “The game of attacks and counterattacks ended in a draw.”In a commentary Thursday the South’s Joongang Daily said: “We may just have to thank North Korea for sending our football team back home safely.”How can South Korea think of co-hosting the Olympics with such a treacherous counterpart?”FIFA president Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending the event and “surprised” by the absence of fans, along with other issues.Infantino has previously proposed the idea of the two Koreas jointly hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup.But outraged South Korean fans, who had to settle for basic updates provided by FIFA throughout the match that were limited to yellow cards and substitutes, said they were fed up with sporting exchanges with the North.”How can a country that blocks spectators and bans live broadcasts host the World Cup?” asked an online user.Another user added: “Don’t ever talk about joint teams with North Korea or co-hosting anything.”
Ford India is gearing up to add the iconic Mustang to its portfolio in the country. The launch of the Mustang has been scheduled for July 13.Although the car is offered in different powertrain options in the international market, Ford will only be bringing the 5.0-litre V8 coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The V8 mill develops 435bhp of power and 542Nm of torque.Also Read:2017 Ford EcoSport facelift spotted testing in EuropeThe India bound Mustang will get the special performance pack as standard equipment and it includes a limited-slip sports differential and four driving modes, which are Normal, Sport+, Track and Wet.Ford will be bringing the Fastback GT variant of the car to India. Prices of the muscle car are expected to be in the Rs 1 crore region.Also Read: Ford, Fiat Chrysler to build more SUVs, less small cars
Mesut Ozil said on Sunday that he will not be playing international football for Germany after receiving much critisicm for having his photograph taken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.Earlier in the day, Ozil released an official statement on Twitter defending his stance over the picture with Turkish President saying it was not politics for him but about “respecting the highest office of my family’s country”.”My job is a football player and not a politician, and our meeting was not an endorsement of any policies,” Ozil said in the official statement.Six hours after making his stance clear on the controversial photograph, Ozil said that the treatment he has received from DFB (German Football Association) and many others “makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt”.”I feel unwanted and think what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten.”People with racially discriminative backgrounds should not be allowed to work in the largest football federation in the world that has players from dual-heritage families. Attitudes like theirs simply do not reflect the players they supposedly represent.”It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect,” Ozil said.”I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don’t.””This decision has been extremely difficult to make because I have always given everything for my teammates, the coaching staff and the good people of Germany. But when high-ranking DFB officials treat me as they did, disrespect my Turkish roots and selfishly turn me into political propaganda, then enough is enough.advertisement”That is not why I play football, and I will not sit back and do nothing about it. Racism should never, ever be accepted,” Ozil concluded.Ozil was a part of the German team that crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stages, putting up their worst World Cup performance since 1938. This was only the second time in 80 years that they were knocked out in the first round.The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018II / III pic.twitter.com/Jwqv76jkmdMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018III / III pic.twitter.com/c8aTzYOhWUMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
Flags above the legislature have been lowered to half mast out of respect for Sergeant Darcy Tedford, Premier Rodney MacDonald said today, Oct. 17. Tedford and another 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment soldier, Pte. Blake Williamson, died Saturday, Oct. 14, in an ambush while on duty in Afghanistan. Sgt. Tedford grew up in Earltown near Truro. “Our sympathies go to Sgt. Tedford’s family during this time,” said Premier MacDonald. The premier also extended sympathies and thoughts for Sgt. Tedford’s comrades — the men and women of the Canadian Forces carrying out their duty as part of the NATO mission in Afghanistan. “Our men and women have dangerous jobs helping the Afghan people withstand the Taliban’s attacks as Afghan citizens and international forces work to support the growth of Afghanistan’s newborn democracy,” Premier MacDonald said. -30-
CANNES, France — Quebec director Denis Villeneuve has been chosen as one of the nine jurors who will select the highest prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett will head the jury for the Palme d’Or.The other members are American actress Kristen Stewart, French actress Lea Seydoux, French director Robert Guediguian, Chinese actor Chang Chen, American scriptwriter Ava DuVernay, Burundian singer Khadja Nin and Russian director Andrei Zviaguintsev.? OMG !!! Le jury de #Cannes2018, présidé par Cate Blanchett, est complètement dingue ! On y retrouve Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Robert Guédiguian, Ava Duvernay, Khadja Nin, Chang Chen et Andrey Zvyagintsev. pic.twitter.com/KpGZKz8GeE— Mehdi Omaïs (@MehdiOmais) April 18, 2018 Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Director Denis Villeneuve, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thibault Camus Villeneuve’s first feature-length film, “Un 32 aout sur Terre (“August 32nd on Earth”) was invited to Cannes in 1998. “Next Floor” in 2008, “Polytechnique” in 2009 and “Sicario” in 2015 were also presented at the festival.The 71st edition of the festival begins May 8.
ATLANTA — With the end of the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 race for the White House, election security experts are wondering whether the U.S. is doing enough to fend off an attack in 2020.The special counsel’s probe ended last week with the conclusion there was no co-ordination with the Trump campaign.But the 22-month-long investigation underscored how vulnerable the U.S. was to a foreign adversary seeking to sow discord, spread misinformation and exploit security gaps in state election systems.What happened in 2016 has trigged a wide range of actions by social media companies and federal, state and local officials.But security experts and elected officials wonder whether the federal government and the states have done what they need to do to thwart another attack by Russia or other hostile foreign actors.Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press
Labor Department proposal would make millions more eligible for overtime AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 6:49 pm MDT WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and extending overtime protection to about 5 million workers.Currently, salaried employees who are paid more than $455 a week — or $23,660 a year — can be exempted from overtime pay if their employer deems them to be “managers,” even if they have little in the way of supervisory duties. The Labor Department’s long-awaited proposal will raise the threshold to $970 a week — $50,440 a year — by 2016.To keep up with future inflation and wage growth, the proposal will peg the salary threshold at the 40th percentile of income, said the individuals, who requested anonymity to discuss the proposal ahead of the official announcement.President Barack Obama was to announce the proposal Tuesday morning in an op-ed in The Huffington Post, said one of the individuals. The White House declined to comment.The Labor Department’s estimates suggest the proposal would raise wages for 5 million people, but other estimates are far higher. The Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think-tank , recently estimated that a threshold of $984 a week would cover 15 million people.“This is by definition middle-class people. This reverses decades of neglect,” said EPI President Larry Mishel, adding that the proposal would also likely create jobs for hourly workers.___Associated Press writer Jim Kuhnhenn contributed to this report.
“We urge the Government to retain its moratorium on the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, particularly in cases that involve juvenile offenders and to work towards abolishing the practice altogether,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“We equally encourage the Government to repeal the new regulations and other provisions that provide for the death penalty,” she told reporters in Geneva.Adopted on 27 April, the new regulation provides for the use of the death penalty for the offence of intentional murder, including when committed by individuals under the age of 18. The age of criminal responsibility in the Maldives is 10, but for hadd offences, children as young as 7 years old can be held responsible. Haddoffences include theft, fornication, adultery, consumption of alcohol, and apostasy.Ms. Shamdasani noted that the new regulation means that children as young as 7 can now be sentenced to death. “According to the new regulation, minors convicted of intentional murder shall be executed once they turn 18. Similar provisions in the recently ratified Penal Code, allowing for the application of the death penalty for crimes committed when below the age of 18, are also deeply regrettable,” she said. Under international law, those who are charged and convicted for offences they have committed while they were under 18 years of age should not be sentenced to death or life imprisonment without possibility of release, the spokesperson added.Further, international human rights treaties, particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Maldives has ratified, impose an absolute ban on the death sentence against persons below the age of 18 at the time when the offence was committed.
BROWSE toronto raptors Related Stories Where to watch Raptors vs. Warriors NBA finalsWarriors investor fined, banned from NBA for shoving Raptor Kyle L…Raptors run provides a golden opportunity for long-term economic b… The Golden State Warriors will get one of their two injured stars back for Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Friday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr says guard Klay Thompson will play after missing Wednesday’s Game 3 loss with a hamstring injury suffered Sunday in Toronto.However, Kerr says forward Kevin Durant will remain out. Durant hasn’t played since May 8.Kerr says he hopes Durant can make it back during the series. He was originally hoping Durant would get on the floor to work with teammates today, but that did not occur.The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after a 123-109 win in Game 3.Game 5 of the series is next Monday in Toronto.
Leaden Hall Prep School in Salisbury (stock picture)Credit:Philip Hollis Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. In September Prime Minister Theresa May warned Britain’s independent schools are “divorced from normal life” and said they must do more to help children from poorer backgrounds or face losing their status as charities.She was accused of “waging war” on private schools by announcing a series of new policy measures which threatened them with punishment unless they complied.However, prep schools have claimed that poor parents are being put off by negative stereotypes of private schools that portrayed them as elitist and quirky.A survey of 200 prep school heads was conducted by Attain, the magazine of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, to seek their views on Mrs May’s plans. Of these, 125 said their schools did offer full bursaries.However, 9.6 per cent of head teachers said they had “no interest” from parents and had not offered any full bursary places in the past year, and 39.2 per cent said there was “not enough interest” and their schools rarely got enough suitable candidates.Another 28.8 per cent said there was “sufficient interest” and they usually allocated all their free places while only 22.4 per cent said they had “lots of interest” and demand outstrips supply.In contrast, 80 per cent of prep school heads said they were able to allocate part-funded bursaries for families who can afford to pay a proportion of the fees but not the full amount. Average fees are £13,623 a year for day pupils and £30,951 for boarding.Private schools offered 39,825 means-tested places to families who could not afford full fees last year, 7.7 per cent of all pupils at independent schools, with an average reduction of £8,370.Earlier this month it emerged independent schools will tell the government they are prepared to offer 10,000 free places to children from low-income backgrounds. The Independent Schools Council (ISC) said private schools in England will cover the costs each year if the Government gives them the £5,550 per pupil the state system allocates for each child.David Hanson, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, said: “The media characterisation of private schools is so extreme and embedded through constant repetition that for ordinary people what they represent is not only unattainable, but also incomprehensible and alien.”I welcome the opportunity we have now to bust those myths.”Ryan Shorthouse, director of the progressive Tory think tank Bright Blue, said: “It is irksome to see some of these prestigious and well-resourced institutions now complain that the government is asking them to do activities sponsor a state school, or offer fully funded bursaries which they allege they are unable to do.”They should try harder in making sure they can meet these reasonable requests, or start suggesting reasonable alternatives.” Free private school places set aside for children from low-income backgrounds are going unfilled because heads cannot find eligible families to take them, it emerged today.Researchers found almost half of independent prep schools said they did not get enough applicants for fully funded bursaries.One in ten said they had not offered a single free place in the past year.It comes as private schools face a threat to their charitable status, which the ISC says saves such establishments £150 million per year.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSkeldon Hospital sit-in: RHO blames miscommunication for drug shortageApril 10, 2018In “Health”WCD health centres facing drug shortages – sourceJanuary 4, 2019In “latest news”Doctors, nurses stage sit-in over deplorable state of Diamond hospitalSeptember 6, 2017In “latest news” In light of there being reports of drug shortages at the Skeldon Hospital in Region Six, physicians attached to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of the health facility on Monday staged a “sit in” and refused to see patients.According to the medical practitioners- most of whom are attached to the A&E Unit of the health facility- it would prove to be useless to even attempt to carry out their duties as the hospital has no medication, gloves or other basic medical supplies.A limping patient, Rajindra Shivnarine of Number 75 Village, Berbice, who was denied the hospital’s service and told this online publication that he was told to come back another time.Furthermore, Executive member of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Ram Mangru visited the location after he learnt of the sit-in.However, he noted while the staff of the hospital have shown their willingness to continue protesting until solutions are met, the GPSU, he said, could not advise them on a way forward unless it holds discussions with Regional Officials.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Permanent Secretary, Collette Adams and other Ministry officials say they “are mystified by Monday’s industrial action by the Skeldon Hospital physicians” since according to Adams, “the hospital received supplies from the Materials Management Unit (MMU) last Thursday.”“She said further, no hospital authority or the doctors complained to the Ministry or the Union about shortage of supplies at the A&E,” a press statement from the Ministry explained.The ‘sit-in’ didn’t disrupt operations in other parts of the hospital according to Alex Foster, the point person for the Public Health Ministry in Region Six.Foster said A&E physicians were upset that critical supplies were unavailable to treat their patients forcing them to take industrial action.Nevertheless, it was disclosed that a high-level meeting is planned for tomorrow (Tuesday) following today’s strike action.Furthermore, the MOPH release noted that “medical supplies are expected to be transported to the Skeldon Hospital on Tuesday morning.”
GARDA INFORMANTS ARE expressly forbidden to take part in any criminal activity, the Garda Commissioner has told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee.Martin Callinan told the committee that the Covert Human Intelligence Source (CHIS) system, the process by which the gardaí handle informants, is very clear what the requirements are in relation to handling of informants“It has to be said at the outset that these people are extremely difficult people to handle,” he said. “To have a very effective informant they have to be quite close to the bone so our agent handlers who are all trained in these matters have to walk a very fine line.”However, he said that rules of engagement are there and “they are very clear”. Informants are told at the outset that under no circumstances can they get involved with criminality – “that is a given”, said Callinan. Also, the force does not use ‘participating’ informants in this country.“I would expect that if a situation arises or develops where we did need to introduce an element of participation, it would be a matter of deferring to the Director of Public Prosecutions,” said the commissioner.An Garda Síochána does not give carte blanche to anyone to commit crime, he continued.ConcernsLast week, the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter expressed his concerns about that gardaí delayed its investigation into alleged collusion by members of the force with a known drug dealer.The Garda Ombudsman (GSOC) said it took four years to complete a probe into the accusations that members of the force colluded with Louth convict-turned-informant Kieran Boylan due to difficulties in obtaining evidence from gardaí.Callinan said he is absolutely subscribed to the view that the GSOC as a statutory body is fully entitled to see all of the information that the gardaí have available to them.He said that the gardaí have for quite some time now been engaged with the GSOC in the context of how they would safely pass on that type of information and how that information would be handled in the context of the ombudsman’s legal obligations.He said that in the course of the above investigation, 140 volumes of material were passed over to the ombudsman in addition to over 2000 documents, which in his view “shows a level of cooperation that is very substantial”.Deputy Shane Ross questioned if the gardaí are adhering to their own guidelines, and was told by Callinan that they have very clear guidelines and rules in relation to informants, and that GSOC is entitled to come in and investigate any cases where they believe there is a breach of those guidelines.Ross suggested the gardaí are not accountable in certain ways, but Callinan said they are fully accountable.Read: Gardaí ‘delayed’ giving evidence in informant collusion probe>
We know that Steam for Linux is right around the corner, and that the first game to be released for the platform (Left 4 Dead 2) was achieving frame rates of over 300fps long before final builds were being talked about. We also know that Steam is shopping around for some talent with regards to hardware development. Now, with Steam’s new Big Picture mode, everything is in place for someone to create a dedicated console to plug in to your television and play Steam games.Personally, I find that idea very exciting, and I hope that we don’t have to wait too long before something like the often rumored Steam Box console comes to market. I just hope Valve isn’t the one to make it.Big Picture is a cool idea, but it lacks some kind of finality. Most people I know have media centers connected to their televisions, but few of them have the hardware in them to run games. Serious PC gamers aren’t going to be rushing out to the living room with their machines. Even if they were comfortable using a gamepad like the Big Picture video suggests, there’s not many hardcore PC gamers willing to relocate to the living room yet, and in the process give up keyboard and mouse control.What Big Picture needs is a hardware experience that matches the software. A console-ish box that looks nice in the entertainment center and offers the Big Picture experience above anything else. A decent sized Linux box that has been optimized to run Steam in Big Picture mode isn’t even that complicated. Once Steam for Linux is released I am sure there will be several builds that accomplish exactly this.What if Roku made a special version of their TV kit that included a Big Picture channel and the hardware inside necessary to enjoy it? Or if Alienware took some of the design chops that has gone into their X51 Best Price at Amazon and made a TV-focused piece of hardware that just ran Steam Big Picture? It wouldn’t be hard to price the box to compete with current generation gaming consoles, and the chances are good that it would outperform those consoles while offering the massive game library Steam has to offer.Looking at indie game-driven devices like the Ooya Kickstarter, it is more than clear to me that the market is ready to bring fresh blood to our TV screens. Steam is filled with amazing indie games at great prices, to say nothing of the major titles that are added all the time, and the regular sale pricing that can add tens of games to your library for a few dollars.Right now the console manufacturers are busy creating ecosystems. Microsoft and Sony are so busy offering extras, add-ons, and different types of content to create a lock-in ecosystem, that there’s less focus on the system itself. The Steam community is already massive, and nothing about Big Picture affects their core audience for the moment. Hardware partners would allow Valve to grow Steam in a whole new direction without needing to dedicate internal resources to anything other than making Steam better.It’s obvious that something interesting is going to happen soon. There are too many puzzle pieces here that fit together way too perfectly for there not to be conversations happening about pulling the trigger. Big Picture is a great first step to start moving people to the television for Steam content, but the big news will be when users start to prefer the Big Picture experience in their living rooms over what we have right now. To do that, I hope Valve finds hardware partners so they can continue to focus on the all-important software.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of the largest-scale evacuations is to take place in Thessaloniki on Sunday, as up to 60,000 are expected to leave their homes, while experts will dispose of an unexploded World War II bomb. The bomb was found in the inner suburb of Kordelio, in the Western area of Greece’s second-largest city, near the central railway station, during work for the expanction of a gas station’s underground tanks. The bomb, which is estimated to weigh 250kg and contain 150kg of explosives, was found buried 5 meters deep and any attempt to remove it has not been successful. The existing underground tanks have since been emptied, to minimize the risk of a potential explosion. The excavator reportedly missed hitting the bomb for just 4 mm, which might have caused a major explosion. Deputy regional governor (and former Olympian) Voula Patoulidou told the Associated Press on Monday that military and police authorities will try to detonate the bomb on the spot. “We are not going to bury it, because if we do, it might bury us in its turn”, she said. Authorities have since called for people living 2 kilometres around the site to keep away for up to five hours on Sunday, during the operation. This is not the first WWII bomb to be found in Greece, but never before has one been found in residential area. “The last thing we need is to panic”, said Voula Patoulidou. “Those in charge of the operation are perfectly qualified and are set to do the best job possible”. The regional government has arranged for buses to transfer people from the area, during the operation, while the army and police forces will secure the perimeter.
MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman who stabbed a man in Medford and was judged guilty except for insanity, was released from state psychiatric custody after officials determined she was suffering from drug-induced psychosis — not mental illness.Heather Marie Everman was ordered released from the Oregon State Hospital’s Junction City campus in September 2016, according to an Order of Discharge document obtained by the Mail Tribune.Since her release, she has continued to run afoul of the law for possessing methamphetamine, fighting with law enforcement personnel, trespassing and stealing, court records show.Everman has also been found mentally unfit to aid and assist in her own defense in the new cases — raising questions about her actual mental state, her drug use and the interrelationship between the two.Drug-induced psychosis is not a legal defense for criminal actions because the defendant chose to take drugs. The situation is similar to driving under the influence of intoxicants, in which drivers face legal consequences for their actions.
A 75-year-old man reported missing Tuesday was found safe and returned to his family, officials said.Frederick Luepke left his east Vancouver home around 9 p.m. Tuesday in a gray 1988 Ford Ranger pickup, according to a sheriff’s office bulletin.Luepke has a mental illness and the sheriff’s office said he may have been disoriented. Frederick Luepke
OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video stealing several liquor bottles from an Oakland Park store, then stating his intentions to employees before taking off.The security footage captures the brazen bandit entering the ABC Fine Wine & Spirits along North Federal Highway, near Northeast 20th Avenue, Feb. 12.Cameras then showed the subject shoving bottles of whiskey, tequila and vodka in a bag.Officials said the thief then asked employees what they’d do if he walked out without paying, then made a run for it, knocking one of the staffers down on the way out.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he had met Governor Satya Pal Malik to find out what was happening in the state and why nothing was being done to scotch rumours, if those were baseless. “We wanted to know about the current situation in J&K. When we ask officials, they say something is happening, but nobody knows what actually is happening,” Omar told a press conference after meeting Governor Malik here. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us He said when Parliament starts functioning the Centre should make a statement on what was the need to end the Amarnath Yatra and pull out tourists from the Valley. “Let Parliament assure us that there is no need for the people to be afraid,” he said. Omar said in his meeting with the Governor he told him about rumours surrounding Article 35A, Article 370, delimitation and even trifurcation of the state. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us “The Governor assured us that in all these issues, no preparation is being made to make any announcement,” Omar said. He also pointed out that the final word on J&K was not the Governor but the government of India. “More than what the Governor tells us publicly, I would like to hear from the government of India that there is nothing the people have to be worried about,” Omar said.