Sagmoen facing new assault charge in BC in ongoing RCMP investigation

first_imgVERNON, B.C. – The RCMP say an additional charge has been laid against a British Columbia man who is being investigated for allegations of violence against women following a police search of a farm in Salmon Arm where human remains were found.Police say Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm stemming from an alleged incident involving a woman in Maple Ridge, B.C., in 2013.The Mounties say the charge was laid after new information was uncovered in their ongoing investigation but no further details about the incident are being released.None of the allegations against Sagmoen have been tested in court.No charges have been laid in relation to the human remains that were found in October off Salmon River Road, but police say the death of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux is being treated as suspicious.Police began searching the farm in Salmon Arm on Oct. 19 and found the remains of Genereaux, who was last heard from about five months earlier in Vernon.The RCMP completed their search of the farm on Nov. 9.Sagmoen has also been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon stemming from an alleged incident on Aug. 10, 2017, and he faces a separate assault charge related to an alleged incident on or about July 1, 2017.Those charges were laid after police said allegations were made by female sex workers. Police have said the charges involve two different alleged victims who worked as escorts and advertised their services online.Sagmoen was previously charged on Oct. 17 with pointing a firearm, uttering threats and disguising his face with intent to commit an offence over an alleged incident on Aug. 28.Sagmoen’s lawyer has entered not guilty pleas on the previous charges.last_img read more

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India assures support to Sri Lanka to combat threat of Jihadi terrorism

High Commissioner also discussed the prevailing security situation with the Most Venerable Mahanayake theros and offered India’s full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with the common threat of Jihadi terrorism. The High Commissioner conveyed greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vesak to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros and recalled the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka for the International Vesak Day celebration in 2017 and the exposition of the sacred Sarnath Relics in Sri Lanka in 2018. India has assured its fullest support to Sri Lanka to combat the threat of Jihadi terrorism.High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid respects at Sri Dalada Maligawa and received the blessings of the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter in Kandy today. Both the Mahanayake Theros deeply appreciated India’s unconditional and strong support for Sri Lanka including in the security sphere.High Commissioner Sandhu also reviewed the progress of Kandyan Dancing School being constructed with Government of India’s assistance of around 150 million SLR at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy(SIBA) campus in Pallekele, Kandy. read more

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Dundas man 48 killed in singlevehicle crash

A 48-year-old man has died after a single-vehicle collision in Dundas. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Valley and York roads.Police say the Dundas man was driving a Honda Civic westbound on York Rd. when he lost control and struck a large tree.Emergency crews transported the man to hospital where he later died. Police say the cause of the collision is still under investigation. This is the first driver death and the third overall fatality on Hamilton roads in 2018.Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Hewko of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755. read more

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WatchCanadian crude prices retain strength as Alberta production cuts kick in

“Government will be watching the way the industry responds, including the amount of storage being drawn down and the amount of oil nominated and apportioned on Enbridge (export pipelines) to help understand when and if the curtailment levels should be adjusted,” Dykstra said.The province said last month it would make “temporary adjustments” to January curtailment orders following criticism from some companies — including major producers Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. — that said their levels had been set unfairly high or that they had concerns about employee safety and the long-term stability of their resources due to curtailing.Dykstra said those reductions have not significantly impacted the overall reduction target.Oilsands producer Pengrowth Energy Corp. used unspecified “options” provided by the government to reduce the cuts it was ordered to make, said spokesman Tom McMillan on Wednesday.“We feel the ministry has been fairly responsive in addressing some of those unintended consequences,” he said.“This all happened very quickly and so we’re still in the process of working through what it means for the industry. There are still a lot of unanswered questions.”He says better prices are helping Pengrowth’s bottom line but he still hopes the cutbacks end as soon as possible.PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. is also benefiting from higher prices, said CEO Andrew Phillips, noting it hasn’t had to make curtailments because it produces less than 10,000 bpd of oil.“Four Fridays ago, at the bottom, we had bitumen effectively trading at US$6 a barrel — we had WCS in the low teens,” he said.“And WCS two Fridays later, after the announcement of the curtailments, was at US$40.”The company holds petroleum mineral rights on millions of hectares in the four western provinces and earns a percentage of production from any wells drilled on those lands. CALGARY — Crude oil prices in Western Canada remained elevated on Wednesday, the day after provincially mandated oil production curtailments came into force, but a government spokesman says it’s too early to say how long the program will remain in place.The difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, according to Calgary oil brokerage Net Energy, an improvement over the US$17.52 per barrel average for spot contracts for January delivery signed last month.The WCS-WTI discount peaked at more than US$52 a barrel in October, a level at which the province estimated it was costing the Canadian economy more than $80 million per day. Steep discounts on this ‘forgotten commodity’ is costing Canada $23 million a day In 2018 oil went from portfolio stalwart to portfolio destroyer. Can it recover in 2019? ‘A made-in-Canada crisis’: How political stumbles, savvy activists brought the oilpatch to its knees But it recovered to traditional norms in the mid-teens or better after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space.The program, designed to remove about 8.7 per cent of total Alberta production from the market, was to remain in place for about three months and then be lowered to about 95,000 bpd through the rest of 2019.A total of 25 companies that each produce more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day in Alberta have been asked to cut production, confirmed government spokesman Matt Dykstra in an email on Wednesday.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space. Ben Nelms/Bloomberg read more

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Model Talk Why The Raptors Have A Real Chance

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Toronto surprised some sports fans by winning the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks — but the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions model had given the Raptors the edge in that series. As of our taping, our model also had the Raptors as favorites to win the NBA Finals over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. By contrast, most analysts — and the Vegas betting markets — are heavily favoring the Warriors. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, sits down with the Hot Takedown team for the pod’s first edition of Model Talk! Why does our model seem to love the Raptors, and how much are injuries affecting the projections?Another championship taking place this week is the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham. We’ll unpack Tottenham’s statistically improbable path to the final and whether its underdog status might be a good luck charm after all. Then our Rabbit Hole launches into the forgotten world of Starting Lineup figurines.What we’re looking at this week:Obviously, all eyes are on our NBA predictions.In advance of the Champions League final, Simon Gleave of Gracenote walks us through some of the most statistically dramatic twists and turns of the tournament.Nostalgic for those Starting Lineup figurines? Your best answer might be eBay. read more

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DUP leader Arlene Foster turns down invitation to meet the Pope because

The leader of the DUP has turned down an invitation to meet the Pope when he visits Ireland, saying that she is away with her family at the time.The Irish Government invited Mrs Foster to attend a speech by Pope Francis in Dublin Castle on Friday next week.In a statement the DUP said: “Mrs Foster appreciates the invitation but regretfully will be away with her family at that time. “She particularly acknowledges the significance of this event for many Roman Catholics in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.”There are no plans for any other member ot the DUP to attend in Mrs Foster’s place.The DUP was founded by fundamentalist firebrand preacher the Reverend Ian Paisley, who declared Pope John Paul II the anti-Christ when he addressed the European Parliament in 1988. Mrs Foster has previously met the head of the Catholic church in Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin.The head of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Moderator Dr Charles McMullen, earlier said he was “very pleased” to accept an invitation to attend papal visit events at Dublin Castle and Croke Park.Stormont powersharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein is suspended in a row over identity issues like the Irish language, during which Mrs Foster has faced criticism from republicans. She has also met Irish speakers and watched Gaelic games as conciliatory gestures.The pontiff will arrive in Dublin on 25 August for a two-day tour, the first Irish papal visit for almost 40 years.His tour includes events at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Croke Park and Knock.The DUP will be the only party that will not have someone attending the events during the Pope’s visit.The Ulster Unionist Party said its leader Robin Swann was unable to attend the papal address as he will be participating in the annual Black Saturday Parade in Larne, County Antrim, but that Robbie Butler would represent the party instead. 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. read more

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Marée noire le moratoire sur les forages en mer suspendu par la

first_imgMarée noire : le moratoire sur les forages en mer suspendu par la justiceÉtats-Unis – Un juge de Louisiane a annulé mardi le moratoire sur les forages en eaux profondes. Décrétée par Barack Obama en réaction à la marée noire qui s’est répandue dans le golfe du Mexique, cette mesure importante est importante aux yeux du président américain, et surtout des sinistrés. La Maison Blanche a fait savoir qu’elle fera appel de cette décision.Suite à la catastrophe écologique engendrée par l’explosion suivie du naufrage d’une plate-forme pétrolière exploitée par BP au large de la Louisiane, Barack Obama avait prononcé un moratoire de six mois sur les forages en eaux profondes. Celui-ci imposait la suspension des activités de trente-trois plates-formes, ainsi que le gel de toute nouvelle autorisation de forage au dessous de 152 mètres dans le golfe du Mexique. À lire aussiUne marée noire de 50 000 litres souille l’île de Koh Sameh en ThaïlandeHier, un juge a annulé cette décision, vivement contestée par les compagnies pétrolières et les autorités locales qui craignaient la perte de 10.000 à 20.000 emplois directs et indirects. “Une décision invalide d’une agence de suspendre le forage en profondeur ne peut tout simplement pas justifier l’impact considérable sur les plaignants, l’économie locale, la région du golfe et la situation critique actuelle de la politique énergétique de ce pays” a estimé le juge Feldman.Suite à cet ordre de levée du moratoire, la Maison Blanche a assuré qu’elle prendrait de nouvelles mesures pour suspendre les forages. “Nous observons tous les jours la nécessité de marquer une pause dans les forages en eaux profondes, alors que le pétrole continue de fuir du puits de BP”, a souligné le secrétaire aux Affaires intérieures Ken Salazar. La Maison Blanche a fait savoir qu’elle allait faire appel “immédiatement” de la décision du juge Feldman. “Le président est foncièrement persuadé (…) que continuer de forer à ces profondeurs sans savoir ce qui s’est passé [lors de l’explosion de la plate-forme Deepwater Horizon en avril] n’a aucun sens” a déclaré le porte-parole Robert Gibbs. Et d’ajouter que forer à ces profondeurs “menace la sécurité des ouvriers sur les plates-formes et l’environnement du golfe à des niveaux que nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre à l’heure actuelle, c’est ce que le président pense”.Le 23 juin 2010 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Big Mouth Billy Bass Gets A Brain Transplant Becomes A Fishy Alexa

first_imgStay on target Some of you might remember Big Mouth Billy Bass from his numerous… er… hilarious? TV appearances. Well, he’s back. And this time he’s not singing “Don’t worry, be happy.”Billy has been given a properly geeky upgrade for 2016, thanks to Brian Kane and the industrial design group at the Rhode Island School of Design. They removed his primitive, turn-of-the-millennium brain and replaced it with full-blown artificial intelligence.Meet Alexa Bass, the taxidermied virtual assistant of Jeff Foxworthy’s wildest dreams. She’s powered, obviously, by Amazon’s in-house assistant, and ready to serve.It’s even more satisfying to see Billy Bass flap his jaws to Alexa’s responses like an actor in a badly-dubbed Kung Fu movie than it was to hear him sing and spout quips. Maybe not quite as satisfying as hearing him recite Monty Python lines like someone modded him to do back in 2009. Here’s a video of that glorious hack:So where did the idea for this amazing (or nightmarish, depending on your feelings about Billy Bass) come from? Kane says it was meant “as an in-class demo on rapid prototyping for my new AI design course.” He doesn’t mention technical details, but it’s likely that he and his students took advantage of the Alex API. Amazon opened access to it shortly after they launched the Echo Dot in April of this year.Maybe he and his students will take on other iconic talking bric-a-brac from the not-too-distant past. Perhaps an Alex Ruxpin is in the offing? Or a Furbexa? Geek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your WallsGeek Pick: Amazon Echo Show 5 Is a Nightstand Alexa Display last_img read more

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No team better than Spain at World Cup – Alonso

first_imgXabi Alonso is adamant that there are no teams in the World Cup that are better than Spain right now and sees no reason why they cannot be considered among the favourites to claim glory in RussiaLa Roja topped their World Cup qualifying group without losing a single game and in 10 games they won nine and drew just one, as well as scoring 36 goals and conceding just three.Among the likes of Germany and Brazil, the 2010 World Cup winners are expected to be one of the prime challengers at Russia.“I’m not just saying it, but I would put them among the favourites because I don’t see any side that’s better than Spain right now. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the games though,” Alonso told FIFA.comDavid Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Germany are another of the big favourites. They’re a very strong side and they’re always there or thereabouts. The way they’ve been playing, it would be a massive surprise if they don’t make the semis, because they’re the champions and because of the new generation who’ve come into the team.“Brazil are also right in there. I think those three are above the rest.”He added: Then there’s Argentina, France and maybe a surprise or two.”Spain will begin with their World Cup campaign against Portugal on June 15.last_img read more

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Edgar Davids I expected a lot more from Pogba

first_imgFormer Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids is not “convinced” at all by Paul Pogba and has urged the Frenchman to showcase more of his talentThe 25-year-old played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup-winning campaign at Russia this summer.However, Pogba has again reverted to the patchy form that he often had last season with Manchester United.Manager Jose Mourinho had handed the French midfielder the captain’s armband in the hope that it would inspire improved performances at United.But the Red Devils’ recent results have suggested otherwise after losing two of their opening four Premier League of the 2018/19 campaign.Davids himself is disappointed to see Pogba’s continued struggles at United.Although the Dutchman knows that Pogba has what it takes to be one of the world’s best central midfielders.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.He told Canale 5: “I am not at all convinced by Paul Pogba.“He plays a lot in England, it’s true, but I expected a lot more from him.”Recent reports suggest that Pogba may be on the verge of a sensational return to Juventus as part of an exchange deal with Argentine striker Paolo Dybala.But Davids feels that there is still more to come from Dybala and urged him to “work harder”.“Dybala is a great talent, but he has to work harder,” he continued.“It is not always the fault of the coach or the game system, even the player must look in the mirror and do more.”Davids spent the majority of his career at Juventus and won three Serie A titles along with two Italian Supercups.last_img read more

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Apartment fire breaks out in Scripps Ranch

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A fire broke out earlier today in the 9000 block of Erma Place in Scripp’s Ranch.The fire started on the patio of the first floor apartment and quickly spread to the second floor. The cause of the second alarm fire is unknown but firefighters quickly gained control of the blaze.No one was injured but there were four people who were displaced. Police are currently investigating the case of the fire. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 16, 2019 Apartment fire breaks out in Scripps Ranchcenter_img KUSI Newsroom March 16, 2019 Updated: 12:11 PMlast_img read more

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Jurors picked for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallaghers war crimes trial

first_img June 18, 2019 Updated: 11:20 AM Jurors picked for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s war crimes trial AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Eddie Gallagher Posted: June 18, 2019 AP, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other war crimes.Five Marines and two Navy members were chosen for the high-profile and politically charged court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. The case is built around testimony from Gallagher’s fellow troops and highlights an unusual break in the secrecy of the elite special operations force.Gallagher says disgruntled platoon mates fabricated the charges. His defense has been championed by his family and some congressional Republicans who have claimed that he’s a hero getting railroaded.President Donald Trump even intervened to get Gallagher removed from the brig as he awaited trial and is said to be considering a pardon for him.Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive for military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in San Diego. Jury selection continued Tuesday morning in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)Gallagher is accused of stabbing to death an injured prisoner and wounding two civilians — an elderly man and a school-age girl — in sniper shootings in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder — charges that carry a potential life sentence.The jury picked from a panel of 12 is composed of five enlisted men, including a Navy SEAL and four Marines, plus a Navy commander and a Marine chief warrant officer.Most of the jurors have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.Defense attorneys rejected several jurors, including the only woman, a Marine major who advocates for military sexual assault victims. They also had removed a Marine colonel who oversaw investigations, along with another Navy commander and a Marine master sergeant.Prosecutors did not have anyone removed from the panel.The case has been plagued by news leaks of court documents and a subsequent investigation to find the source of those leaks. The lead prosecutor was removed from the case earlier this month for tracking the defense team’s emails as part of an investigation into the leaks.Defense lawyers unsuccessfully sought to have a Navy judge dismiss the case because they say investigators and prosecutors withheld evidence that could help Gallagher and violated his rights to a fair trial by embedding tracking software in emails sent to them.The judge, Capt. Aaron Rugh, refused to dismiss the case. But he took steps to ensure Gallagher gets a fair trial and fix violations of his constitutional right against illegal searches and the right to counsel.Rugh released Gallagher from custody, removed the lead prosecutor and reduced the maximum penalty he faces if convicted, to life imprisonment with parole instead of no chance of parole.___Melley reported from Los Angeles. FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Obama on war powers request Islamic State is going to lose

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his new war-powers request to Congress won’t become the authorization for another ground war like the U.S. fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.Obama spoke on Wednesday after submitting his request for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group. Obama says the draft authorization does not call for the deployment of ground forces. He says that’s not necessary to fight IS.But the president says he could deploy special forces if the U.S. had actionable intelligence about where IS leaders were gathering, for example.Obama says the missions is difficult and will stay that way for some time. But he says the U.S.-led coalition is on the offensive. He says, “ISIL is going to lose.”last_img read more

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British Airways and Media Zoo to deliver keynote addresses at Employee Benefits

first_imgNigel Jeremy, chief learning officer at British Airways, will present the opening keynote session at Employee Benefits Connect 2016 on 9 March. Jeremy will outline the latest thinking on how the range of different generations in the workplace might affect employee benefits in the future.Perry Timms, director, people and learning at Media Zoo, and an adviser to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on social media and engagement, will deliver the closing keynote session at the one-day event.Timms will offer insight into the digital future of the workplace, including technological innovation, shifts in working habits and the creation of new ways to lead and be successful. He will also examine what learning will be like in the future work landscape and what this could mean for what we currently call ‘rewards and benefits’.Employee Benefits Connect 2016 will take place at the Lancaster London on 9 March.To view the full conference programme and to register to attend, visit www.employeebenefitsconnect.co.uk.last_img read more

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Carrie Underwood Blake Shelton Win Big At The 2018 CMT Awards In

first_imgLittle Big Town, Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys also take home awards as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton, and more deliver memorable performances in Music CityNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 7, 2018 – 8:49 am Nashville, Tenn., was the place to be on June 6 as the 2018 CMT Awards took over Music City, bringing the brightest stars in country music together under one roof. The evening’s big winners included Blake Shelton, who took home two awards, and Carrie Underwood, who held court as the all-time leader by winning her 18th CMT Award with her win for Female Video Of The Year for “The Champion” featuring Ludacris.Shelton’s pair of awards came for his video for “I’ll Name The Dogs,” which earned him both Male Video Of The Year and the coveted Video Of Year honors. The singer also regaled the Nashville crowd with a performance of “Turn Me On” early in the night, just after a dazzling opening number by Little Big Town.Speaking of Little Big Town, the group pulled double-duty as hosts of the show and performers, opening the evening with a confetti-drenched rendition of “Summer Fever,” marking the first time the GRAMMY winners had performed their new single live.In another memorable moment, Florida Georgia Line debuted their song “Simple” in an aptly stripped-down backyard set. The duo also won the award for CMT Performance Of The Year for their “CMT Crossroads” delivery of “Everybody” with the Backstreet Boys, who added some pop flair to the night by singing their new song “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, and Kelly Clarkson also performed, and Sugarland took advantage of a commercial break to tease their new video for “Babe” featuring a redheaded Taylor Swift. The video drops June 9.Landing other notable wins, rising star Carly Pearce took home the award for Breakthrough Video Of The Year for her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” while Dan + Shay scored Duo Video Of The Year honors for “Tequila,” the lead single from their upcoming self-titled sophomore album, due out June 22.The evening closed with a special “troublemakers” sing-along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelly, and Darius Rucker, performing their version of the raucous Drivin N Cryin song “Straight To Hell.”For a full list of winners from the 2018 CMT Awards, head to the network’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton Win Big At The 2018 CMT Awards In Nashville Twitter 2018 CMT Awards: Winners, Performers & Surprises carrie-underwood-blake-shelton-win-big-2018-cmt-awards-nashville Email News last_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that DE Matt Shaughnessy and RBs Paul Lasike and Robert Hughes were cut. Sources: #Cardinals cut DE Matt Shaughnessy.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 4, 2015 – / 31 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals cut four different players Friday, including QB Phillip Sims according to reports.Sims thanked the Cardinals organization on social media Friday. 0 Comments   Share   center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Source: #Cardinals cut RBs Paul Lasike & Robert Hughes.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 4, 2015Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said cuts will officially be announced Saturday.Sims battled with QB Logan Thomas for the third-string quarterback position. He went 14-for-22 with 101 yards passing and one touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win against the Denver Broncos.Shaughnessy played two seasons in Arizona, amassing 53 tackles and three sacks.Hughes played for the team last season and had 7 rushes for 11 yards with 8 receptions for 140 yards.The Cardinals must get their roster down to 53 players by 1 p.m. Saturday. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Phillip Sims (1) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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President Anastasiades Fate of missing persons a humanitarian issue

first_imgSpeaking at an event at the Presidential Palace to commemorate the Day of Missing Persons, President Anastasiades said that the government and all political parties are united in determining the fate of missing persons.He added that the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, the Greek Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons and the relatives of missing persons are coordinating action in order to bring about concrete results.All governments have contributed significantly in order to determine the fate of those missing since 1974, the President acknowledged.He added that after 43 years, Turkey remains intransigent and inhuman and continues to violate human rights, while disregarding the relevant judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and UN resolutions.Moreover, he added that Turkey still conceals the locations where the missing have been buried and prevents investigations.“The mass transfer [of remains] is nothing but the proof of the continuation of a crime that continues from 1974 until today” the President underlined.He assured the relatives of missing persons that both the government and the political parties will continue to exert their efforts on this issue.Addressing the same event, Presidential Commissioner Fotis Fotiou said that the Greek Cypriot side will never succumb to difficulties in order to fulfill its duty towards missing persons and their relatives.This problem remains unresolved after 43 years, he said while acknowledging the pain and suffering of the families.Fotiou noted finally that “this horrific war crime committed by Turkey in 1974” poses a challenge to civilized humanity and expressed his full support to the organizations of the relatives.Nikos Serghides, the President of the Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons also addressed the event, noting that the problem will be solved only with Turkey’s sincere cooperation.CNAYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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New CIPA manager starts work soon

first_imgThe new general manager of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) Giorgos Kampanellas will start his new job before the end of May, the agency said.Kampanellas replaces Natassa Pilidou, who was appointed Deputy Minister of Shipping.Interest in the CIPA position was keen, with more than 200 CVs being submitted. The selected candidates took a written examination and were interviewed by the board of directors of the agency.“I am confident that Mr. Kampanellas will respond appropriately to the requirements of the position and will make the most of his potential to continue the effort to promote Cyprus as an attractive investment destination,” said Chairman of the Board Michelis Michael.Kampanellas thanked the board of directors, saying he is ready to continue the work with the same dedication as it has been carried out so far.“It is an honour for me that I have been selected to serve as the general manager of an organisation whose work has a particular impact on the overall effort the state is making to achieve sustainable and long-term economic growth,” he said.The new manager has signed a five-year contract with CIPA.Kampanellas is a graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business, has completed postgraduate studies in public sector management and has an MBA in Oil & Gas and Energy Management.For the past 16 years he has worked in various positions in the public sector. Since 2013 he has been working at the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, where he has had helped shape the regulatory framework and attract foreign investment in areas of strategic importance for the economy.He has also been involved in the development of the new casino as a project management team member. Since 2015 he has been a speaker about a number of business projects abroad, presenting investment opportunities in specific sectors of the Cypriot economy, while he has been a member of the board of directors of CIPA since 2015.You May Likegeneralpath13 Rules You Need to Know Before Buying Your HomegeneralpathUndoTactWatchThis $89 military inspired smartwatch takes United States by storm! The idea is genius…TactWatchUndoTapWithUs.comIntroducing Tap – The Most Advanced Keyboard in the WorldTapWithUs.comUndo Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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President defends golden visa scheme

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades said his government’s controversial citizenship by investment programme has helped the construction sector and has contributed to the recovery of the economy, playing down suggestions he has personally benefited from the scheme.In an interview with opposition daily Haravghi on Sunday, the president defended the programme, which has been criticised by the EU as being opaque and potentially a way, along with Malta’s, for organised crime groups to infiltrate the bloc.“It is a programme, which led the construction sector to recovery, a large number of workers have been employed, and it contributed to the revival of the economy and growth,” he said, seeking to justify an indignant response to a damning EU report earlier this year.Late in January, the European Commission issued a report warning that programmes selling passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organised crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.The EU report highlighted shortfalls in the Cypriot and Maltese schemes which do not sufficiently check the origins of the wealth of individuals and do not allow their easy identification.Anastasiades reacted at the time suggesting Cyprus was being singled out because other states did not like the competition.He also said strict measures were in place though it was only recently that the government decided to introduce tighter checks.“We have established stricter measures and have complied with the observations,” the president told Haravghi. “Irrespective of what I said, what matters is that we are taking measures to prevent any unfavourable developments but also to lay suspicion to rest.”Included in the measures are enhanced due diligence, which has not been implemented yet, and an obligation for applicants to be Schengen visa holders.The president has also been criticised over the involvement in the scheme of the Limassol law firm he had founded that still bears his name and is managed by his two daughters.“I would have felt uncomfortable if my former law firm had a leading role in the applications,” Anastasiades said. “Their applications are only 40 out of the 4,700 submitted. You are ignoring the service suppliers who may have 200 or 300 applications and some people are focusing on my former office.”Anastasiades said the order he gave when he left the firm was that he would not accept it ever taking on cases relating to the state.    You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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