Reports of 8-y-o used as sex slave in T&T

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has denied media reports that it failed to respond to a report of a child being used as a sex slave.In a brief statement, the authority confirmed that initial reports were made to its hotline about the child, but these did not identify any concerns of child sexual abuse.“However, once that concern was identified following receipt of a media report yesterday, the authority’s emergency response team (ERT) was dispatched to investigate the new allegations made to the media.“The authority has found child protection concerns and is taking steps to immediately address those concerns and ensure the child’s safety,” it said in the statement.Media reports had indicated that the eight-year-old child was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a male relative.The Trinidad Guardian newspaper quoting family sources said that the child had been exposed to pornography, prostitution and sexual debauchery by the male relative“The child goes down on her knees and begs to be taken out of there, but I am not her guardian so I cannot take her,” the source told the newspaper adding that the child had been abandoned by her mother in 2009 shortly after her birth.“She and her husband does not consider her as their daughter because she is mixed so they just left her there with the grandmother and went on with their lives.”In the statement, the Children’s Authority urged the public to report all suspicions or incidents of abuse to our Hotline … as our intervention can only be initiated once a report is made”.It reminded the public that under the Children Act, 2012, the authority is mandated to investigate all reports of abuse.“Once a report of child abuse or mistreatment is brought to the authority’s attention, the investigation process is initiated to substantiate or not substantiate the allegations with a view to determining whether the child is in need of care and protection and what interventions would be appropriate in the child’s best interest,” the statement added. Share Share Share NewsRegional Reports of 8-y-o used as sex slave in T&T by: Caribbean Media Corporation – March 3, 2017center_img Sharing is caring! 160 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

NTU-made Satellite Technologies Pass Space Tests

first_imgThe two new satellites launched by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) two months ago have successfully completed their first space missions. The experiments in space conducted by the two new satellites have proven the commercial viability of several new made-in-Singapore satellite technologies. These new technologies include a space navigation system, precise and fast-locking GPS receivers and radiation resistant hardware.The two newest NTU satellites are the VELOX-CI – Singapore’s first climate monitoring satellite; and VELOX-II, the world’s first small satellite which carries a “communication-on-demand” technology which can send data back to NTU anytime and anywhere in space.With the two successful satellites completing their primary missions, NTU now has six satellites out in space, demonstrating the University’s ability to design, build and operate small satellite systems.NTU Singapore is among the very few universities in the world to have designed and successfully operated six satellites in space. With this track record, NTU aims to offer their satellite building expertise to international and Singapore companies that are hoping to develop innovative space products for the global market. One such successful industry partnership is by VELOX-II, which carries a communication payload built by Singapore Company Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd.New Satellite Technologies Tested:I. VELOX-CIThe 123-kg microsatellite VELOX-CI, supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board, is designed to evaluate a new precise navigation system and to measure atmospheric parameters for studying the tropical climate.Since its launch on 16 December, it has flown over Singapore more than 750 times in the last 50 days and successfully tested different NTU-designed technologies, including:1) Precision GPS (Global Positioning System): NTU’s GPS receiver can receive dual GPS frequency signals, giving it an accuracy of 20cm.2) Ionosphere measurements: Using the GPS receiver, algorithms have been developed to study the ionosphere (a region of Earth’s upper atmosphere) so scientists can predict how much impact space weather can have on ground-to-satellite communication and satellite navigation.3) Radio Occultation: an advanced technique used for climate study. VELOX-CI can detect GPS signals even without a direct line-of-sight to the GPS satellites. By measuring the bending of GPS signals through the atmosphere, data on atmospheric temperature, humidity and pressure used in long term climate studies can be obtained. Preliminary data shows that it is possible to obtain atmospheric data ranging from a few kilometres up to a few hundred kilometres.4) Star tracker navigation software: the satellite can determine its orientation just by looking at the stars in space. The NTU team has collected hundreds of star images and constellations and added them into their database, which will be used to validate newer advanced algorithms.Click here to learn more about VELOX-CI.II. VELOX-IIA 12-kg nanosatellite, the VELOX-II is designed and built by NTU to test three unique technologies for small satellite systems, including:1) Fast GPS tracking algorithm: it can determine VELOX-II’s position accurately within a minute.2) On-demand-communication: the main mission of VELOX-II is to send data back to NTU, relayed via a higher orbiting satellite while flying on the other part of Earth. This proprietary technology, known as the Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS), is owned by Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd and was integrated into the satellite by NTU.3) Radiation resistant chip: the VELOX-II has a chip specially designed to resist the impact of radiation in space. This chip manages and protects the critical data stored in the satellite’s memory.In addition, VELOX-II has been broadcasting a beacon signal every minute while orbiting in space. This unique beacon contains the satellite name and its status, such as the operating mode, battery levels, temperature, etc. This signal can be received by any amateur radio operator within the line of sight of the satellite.Click here to learn more about VELOX-II.To mark the end of SG50, VELOX-II has been sending SG50 in text as its header after the second week in space. The NTU team is now ready to take on more commercial satellite payloads from companies and industry partners.last_img read more

Martella named GSC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida volleyball junior Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) has been named the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading No. 20 West Florida to a 2-0 record over the weekend en route to earning her first career GSC weekly honor. Martella tallied 34 digs in the 3-1 win over Shorter on Saturday to break the UWF program record for digs in a four-set match. The junior averaged 6.14 digs per set over the weekend and currently leads the GSC in digs per set (5.34). Martella also ranks eighth on the career digs list at UWF. UWF will next face GSC opponent Mississippi College on the road on Tuesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Nataru 2019: Angkasa Pura I Siapkan 3.700 Petugas dan 1.781 Penerbangan Tambahan

first_imgUntuk mendukung Posko Terpadu Angkutan Udara Nataru 2019 ini, Angkasa Pura I mempersiapkan sekitar 3.700 petugas dari unsur Angkasa Pura I. Dari eksternal, turut terlibat personel dari Kantor Otoritas Bandara, TNI, Polri, Perum LPPNPI, Basarnas, BMKG, Kantor Kesehatan Pelabuhan, maskapai, dan ground handling. “Kami juga menyiapkan jaringan CCTV yang terkoneksi dengan Center of Command di Kantor Pusat Angkasa Pura I di Jakarta. Selain itu, disiapkan pula contact person dari masing-masing bandara yang dapat dihubungi selama operasional posko terpadu tersebut berlangsung,” imbuh Faik.Baca juga: Troli Tak Hanya Angkut Barang, di Bandara India Menjadi Tempat Penyelundupan Emas Pada periode Nataru tahun ini, Angkasa Pura I telah menyediakan sebanyak 1.781 penerbangan tambahan (extra flight) dengan kapasitas 332.424 kursi di 9 bandara. “Kami memprediksi pergerakan penumpang diseluruh bandara yang kami kelola pada masa angkutan Natal dan Tahun Baru kali ini akan meningkat dari 5,86 juta menjadi 6,23 juta penumpang atau naik sekitar 6,21 persen dibandingkan tahun lalu. Arus puncak Nataru diperkirakan akan terjadi pada Jumat, 22 Desember 2018 dan Minggu, 6 Januari 2019,” tambah Faik.*Marjolein van PageeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIkuti Seleksi Pengelolaan Bandara Hang Nadim, Angkasa Pura I Gandeng Incheon dan WIKA14/01/2020In “Bandara”Liburan Nataru 2020, Angkasa Pura I Akui Adanya Penurunan Jumlah Penumpang08/01/2020In “Bandara”Inilah Alasan PT Angkasa Pura I Berganti Jadi “Angkasa Pura Airports”15/05/2017In “Bandara” Seragam baru Avsec 13 bandara Angkasa Pura I (Angkasa PuraI) PT Angkasa Pura I, BUMN yang mengelola 13 bandara menyatakan telah siap menyambut musim libur Natal 2018 dan Tahun Baru 2019 (Nataru). Kesiapan tersebut meliputi peningkatan aspek fasilitas, pelayanan, dan keamanan. Angkasa Pura I juga menyiapkan Posko Terpadu Angkutan Udara Natal dan Tahun Baru 2019 di seluruh bandara yang dikelolanya, yang beroperasi selama 18 hari terhitung sejak 20 Desember 2018 hingga 6 Januari 2019.Baca juga: Wujudkan Smart Airport, Angkasa Pura I Gandeng SITA di Bandara Ngurah Rai “Angkasa Pura I siap mengantisipasi lonjakan penumpang yang terjadi pada periode libur Nataru kali ini dengan berkoordinasi secara intensif dengan seluruh pihak terkait. Hal ini kami lakukan demi memastikan seluruh kegiatan operasional di 13 bandara Angkasa Pura I dapat berjalan lancar,” ujar Direktur Utama Angkasa Pura I Faik Fahmi, di Jakarta, Jumat (21/12/2018).last_img read more

Contract Negotiations Remain At A Stand Still As School Year Wraps Up

first_imgKPEA and KPESA offered a proposal to KPBSD, and it was rejectedKPBSD offered a proposal to KPEA at 3:00 PM, and it was rejectedKPBSD offered a proposal to KPESA at 3:00 PM, and it was rejectedKPEA and KPESA offered a proposal to KPBSD at 4:30 PM; KPBSD is currently analyzing this proposal Collective Bargaining will continue on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 9:00am. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Proposals were exchanged between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD), and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) and Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) during collective bargaining on Monday. The Associations once again rejected the District proposals. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the district since February of 2018 prior to their contracts expiring on July 1. Teachers within the district have gone a total of 285 days without a contract. School district Collective Bargaining webpage, includes Advisory Arbitration April 2019 report to KPBSD, KPEA, KPESA documents, and most recent proposals.center_img Bjorkman: “Although some movement was made by the associations and the district, the districts proposal of raising their cap on cost does not provide an affordable and predictable health insurance strategy for educators.”  Jesse Bjorkman Kenai Peninsula Education Association Bargaining Spokesman: “Yesterday, KPBSD administration is considering the education associations proposal centered on health insurance. This proposal would have placed everyone on a high deductible plan at a simple 85/15 percentage of premium split. The educators proposal keeps premiums affordable and predictable while the plan explores other cost saving measures.”  A third-party arbitrator released recommendations on how it thinks District and employee unions should settle the ongoing dispute.last_img read more

HEA Responds To Numerous Power Outages Throughout Nikiski On Tuesday

first_imgThe following is a list of the larger outages during this event:• 12:22 AM – 128 members were affected by an outage from Halbouty Road north towardsCaptain Cook State Park in Nikiski. Power was restored at 8:10 AM. Cause of the outagewas a tree had torn down several spans of power line.• 12:57 AM – 432 members were affected by an outage in the West Homer area. Powerwas restored at 3:25 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.• 1:04 AM – 729 members were affected by an outage in the Fairview area of Homer.Power was restored at 4:00 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.• 2:35 AM – 43 members were affected by an outage on Ocean Drive Loop in Homer.Power was restored at 5:28 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association (HEA) experienced numerous power outages starting just after midnight on Tuesday due to extremely high winds that hit the Kenai Peninsula. In a release from HEA, most outages were due to the gusting winds blowing trees over on to the power lines. The Homer and Nikiski areas sustained most of the outages during this period.last_img read more

Tough start for Wellington – ISSA boss weighs in on first-year challenges

first_imgAFTER taking over from Dr Walton Small as president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) last September, Keith Wellington has had a tough few months in his new role.With the threat and subsequent spread of the coronavirus disease in Jamaica having a major impact on the sporting world and the wider society, Wellington and his ISSA administration have had to deal with several major setbacks such as the cancellation of the popular ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. In fact, only football, basketball, and netball competitions were completed due to COVID-19.“I am disappointed that we did not have a full year of activities,” Wellington told The Gleaner. “However, based on the circumstances, we accept that this is something that we have no control over.” PROACTIVE APPROACH With schools physically reopening no sooner than September this year, Wellington admitted that while things are somewhat in ‘wait-and-see’ mode, they are looking at different possibilities and trying to be proactive in their approach. “We believe it is a bit early to be sure how we will function when school reopens. Much of what will happen will be dependent on how we are managing the spread and treatment of COVID-19 as well as government policies. As a result, we are looking internally at the possible scenarios and trying to look at what our options would be under different situations,” Wellington said. “We will have to look at how we structure our calendar for the year and possibly the format of our various competitions based on time available.“In the present situation, we have not yet decided how we will execute any of our competitions, but we will be meeting with our various stakeholders and determine the best course of action available. Any decision we make will take into consideration the health and safety of students to include their proper preparation as well as the academic responsibilities,” said Wellington, who is also the principal at St Elizabeth Technical.last_img read more

Tide will be inexperienced on the outside this season

Foot, ankle injuries hurt Denzel Devall’s production last year.Foot, ankle injuries hurt Denzel Devall’s production last year.TUSCALOOSA – If Alabama is in its base 3-4 defense, the Crimson Tide has two outside linebackers. But with the game moving more toward spread offenses, Alabama is almost always in nickel. Still, there are a few teams like LSU and Arkansas who feature traditional offenses. Against those teams, both the Sam (strongside) and Jack (hybrid linebacker/defensive end) positions come in to play. The two-deep Jack linebacker Denzel Devall (6-foot-2, 252 pounds) — OR — Ryan Anderson (6-foot-2, 249 pounds)Tim Williams (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) — OR — Rashaan Evans (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) Sam (strongside) linebacker Dillon Lee (6-foot-4, 242 pounds)Christian Miller (6-foot-4, 213 pounds) Starter (Jack) A foot and ankle injury in 2014 limited Devall’s playing time and effectiveness in 2014. He started in seven of the eight games he played in, but only had 11 tackles, one sack and two quarterback hurries. Surgery to fix those injuries caused Devall to miss the entire spring practice as he wore a cast on his foot and had to rehab. Entering Devall’s senior year, he projects to be a starter at one of the outside linebacker spots if healthy. But there’s a lot of young talent behind him looking to cut into his reps if not.Anderson played in all 14 games last season, and while he wasn’t credited with any starts, Anderson received a good amount of reps and outside linebacker while also rushing the passer with his hand in the ground. And he produced during his sophomore campaign. Anderson terrorized opposing quarterbacks to the tune of eight tackles for loss, three sacks and nine quarterback hurries. He also had 25 total tackles and a fumble recovery. Backup (Jack) Very few players have a first step as fast as Williams when it comes to rushing the passer. He’s strong, but has a lean frame which allows him to blow by offensive tackles. He may not always make the tackle or sack, but he affects the pocket and the quarterback’s timing when he’s in the game. He played a varying amount of reps in 12 of the Tide’s 14 games last season while totaling 11/2 sacks and four tackles for loss.Williams and Evans are considered the most explosive pass rushers on the team. Evans, a former-five star prospect, has a ton of potential that could be unleashed this season. Starter (Sam) For two years, Alabama fans have heard about how talented Lee is and the potential he has. There’s talk that he’s the team’s best linebacker in space. He also has a relentless motor when it comes to either rushing the quarterbacks or running down ball carriers. He will likely start at one of the outside linebacker spots if the Tide is ever in its regular defense. He can also come in at middle linebacker in some of the Tide’s sub-defensive packages. Lee played in all 14 games and made one start last season while totaling 24 tackles. Backup (Sam) Like Evans, Miller is a young player with a ton of potential. He redshirted last season, but should find a role this year. He had a breakout A-Day game with two sacks in the scrimmage. Summer arrivals Alabama signed two outside linebacker types in Mekhi Brown (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) and Anfernee Jennings (6-foot-3, 255 pounds). Quotable “The two that started last year aren’t out there playing, so this has been a tremendous opportunity for the young players like Tim Williams, Rashaan Evans. Dillon Lee has always been considered a starter at that position in regular, we just don’t play regular that much. This is really invaluable that they are able to take as many reps as they can, sometimes even with the starters. And they both made a lot of progress. Both those guys can help us from an ability standpoint, but they’re going to have to learn to be consistent, do their job on a consistent basis, have a better understanding of the system and scheme so they can play fast and with confidence. But I think those two guys have really benefited tremendously. Christian Miller, who is a freshman that got redshirted last year has gotten a lot of reps because of this and he’s showing some promise too. So it’s a good thing.” — Nick Saban on Alabama’s outside linebackersGo Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps here read more

Johnnie Baseball Tops St. Thomas To Win MIAC Title

first_img About Connatix V56892 360p 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 720p HD The St. John’s baseball team defeated St. Thomas 10-5 in the 2nd game played between the two teams in Minnetonka Sunday.  St. John’s had 2 chances to win 1 game and lost game 1 6-3 to force a deciding 2nd game which St. John’s won.  Joey Long had 1 hit and 2 RBIs in game 1 for St. John’s.  Max Forster was 2-4 with a homerun and 4 RBIs for the Johnnies in game 1.St. John’s is 29-14 while St. Thomas falls to 34-8.  The Johnnies will play in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time since 1998.  This is the first time St. John’s has won the MIAC tournament title.  The Johnnies are coached by Jerry Haugen.  Jerry is in his 35th season as head coach at St. John’s.  The Johnnies will play Wednesday May 16 in the NCAA tournament.  The pairings will be announced Monday. Auto (360p)last_img read more

Playing at Wembley a dream come true for Chelsea Ladies’ Norwegian star

first_imgSee also:Chelsea Ladies star Kirby eyes FA Cup glory Having aspired to this occasion as a girl kicking a ball around the pitches of Bergen, Maren Mjelde will finally get the chance to live out a lifelong ambition and play in the SSE Women’s FA Cup final.The 28-year-old Norwegian joined Chelsea late in 2016 and was part of the team that lost to Birmingham City in last year’s semi-final.But she now has the opportunity to walk out on the hallowed Wembley turf after the Blues beat holders Manchester City in the recent semi-finals to set up a showpiece clash with 14-time winners Arsenal.AdChoices广告And Mjelde hopes the presence of her family can spur her on to victory.“I’m really looking forward to the final. It will be my first cup final in England and I’ve heard so many cool things about it,” she said.“Playing at Wembley is a Norwegian’s dream and I will have my whole family coming over also, so it will hopefully be a great occasion.“It’s something you aspire to do when you’re playing as a girl in Norway. There’s also a good tradition in Norway of cup finals so I can just imagine that it’s even bigger here and I’m really looking forward to it.“It would mean a lot to win the cup. I came to Chelsea to win things and this year we’ve been doing really well.“I feel I always perform best when my family are there, so it will be good.“They wouldn’t miss the opportunity to see me play at Wembley. It’ll be a big moment for me, but also for them.”Important monthSSE Women’s FA Cup final opponents Arsenal have won the competition a record 14 times – most recently in 2016 with that 1-0 victory over Chelsea – but the Blues have faced them twice in the league this season and have yet to taste defeat.And with Chelsea also riding high at the top of the FA Women’s Super League, Mjelde is confident her side can banish the memories of the last time Chelsea made the final – losing 1-0 to Arsenal in 2016.“The cup final is a game you want to remember and I don’t think the girls want to remember that game from 2016,” she added.“We all want to win. The girls who played that one want to beat Arsenal and those of us who have never played a cup final want to win too.“It’s going to be tough but we believe that we can do it and it will be good to see Chelsea on top in the cup final.”Mjelde was one of a hat-trick of Chelsea players who blocked out the top three positions in the voting for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year award.And with five Chelsea players in the PFA team of the year she is determined to see the side end the season with at least one trophy to their name.“There is still a month left, we’ve got the cup final but we’ve still at the top of the league too, so hopefully at the end of the season we’ll have the double – that’s the dream,” she said.“We had a lot in the team of the year, so it just shows how good of a season we’ve had so far – but there’s still a month to go though so we can’t really think about that.“This month is the most important month.”Tickets are now on sale for the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final on Saturday 5th May at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. For more information about tickets and SSE’s involvement in women’s football visit Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more