NEW DELHI: To avenge the suicide of his uncle, a man hired contract killers to murder a woman in Dwarka whom he believed to be into a relationship with his uncle and also for ruining his married life.Chandraprakash fixed the deal to 5 lakhs for murdering Kiren bala, a local property dealer. The two contract killers on bikes shot several rounds on the woman while she was returning after leaving her child in the school near Radisson Blue Hotel on July 11. The woman received gunshots on her neck and is still into a vegetative state. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccused Chandraprakash is a tour and travel service provider but the business was not yielding enough income. He started committing a crime in the area and was arrested in 2015 in a murder case in Najafgarh. During his jail term, he came into contact with several criminals and became their friends. Giri Raj Singh Tomar was also jailed in a rape case and in another case. His uncle Premchand was engaged in the Property business in Najafgarh area. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe came into contact with the lady victim of the case and both became friends. In December last year his uncle Sh Premchand, committed suicide and his aunt held the friendship with the lady victim responsible for his suicide. “Chandra Prakash pledged to take revenge for the death of his uncle. He contacted his jail time friend Giri Raj Singh and asked to murder the lady and deal was fixed for Rs. 5 lakh in Jan 2019. He paid Rs. 2 lakh advance also and provided vital information about the lady. Giri Raj accepted the offer and roped in his friends Pinku and Narender to complete the task. While Gulab arranged for weapons, Narender arranged for motorcycles, all five have been arrested,” said Madhup Tiwari, Joint CP Western range. Though Police initially suspected the husband of the victim but on technical surveillance, he came out clean and this made Delhi Police to investigate other angles. The woman is still in critical condition and a team of doctors is monitoring her health.
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party’s workers and followers living abroad to help highlight the Kashmir issue internationally.The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf decided to highlight the Kashmir issue at all the world forums.Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIndia has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality. During a meeting with his party’s Overseas Secretary Abdullah Riar on Wednesday, the prime minister directed the party leaders and workers to hold protest in New York against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the UN General Assembly session next month.
TORONTO – A murder trial in Toronto has heard that an aviation executive was very excited about a new business venture in the weeks before he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.The death of 71-year-old Wayne Millard on Nov. 29, 2012 was initially ruled a suicide, but in 2014, his son — Dellen Millard — was charged with murder in the death of his father.Court heard that Wayne Millard had recently moved Millardair — his family-owned aircraft servicing and maintenance company — from Toronto’s Pearson airport to Region of Waterloo International Airport, where he had built a massive hangar.Chris Wood, the general manager of the Waterloo airport, testified today that on Nov. 1, 2012, Wayne Millard had received a crucial certification for his business from Transport Canada and was very happy.Wood says Wayne Millard told him he was investing in Millardair because the legacy of the family company was really important to him.Dellen Millard, a twice-convicted murderer who is serving two consecutive life sentences, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.Wood testified that Dellen Millard was not interested in running the family company, and after his father’s death, he quickly fired all Millardair staff and returned the valuable government certification.“We thought that was a poor business decision,” said Wood. “If you’d like to get maximum return out of business, you sell the business with the hangar with certificate and staff in place.”Court has heard that Dellen Millard, now 32, told police his father suffered from depression, alcoholism and was under a lot of stress from the new business.Millardair was started by Carl Millard, Wayne Millard’s father, in 1963 and operated as a cargo airline, then a passenger airline, before the business shifted into renting out its hangar at Toronto’s Pearson airport.Wayne Millard took over the business when his father died in 2006.Wood told court he approached Wayne Millard in 2009 to woo him away from Toronto. In short order they had an agreement, he said, and construction began in 2011 on a hangar that was triple the size of any other hangar at the Waterloo airport.Wayne Millard was taking his company in a new direction to service and repair aircraft. Then, after more than a year of work, Millardair received the Transport Canada certification.“He was very excited, very happy … there was a lot of excitement at the airport. It was a very large hangar and a real big win to have this type of business come to our airport,” Wood said.That excitement soured after Wayne Millard died, he said. The hangar was full of “junk,” he said, including old cars, a couple small planes, a helicopter and a bunch of car parts.“It became more and more clear it was not going to be used for what it was intended,” Wood said.“We were growing increasingly frustrated that 90 jobs were promised and aircraft were going to start coming, so we ratcheted up pressure to enforce the lease.”The hangar was later sold to another company, Wood said.Court has heard that Dellen Millard called his dad a failure and blamed him for the company’s financial problems. Court documents show Dellen Millard’s DNA was on the handle of the gun that was found next to Wayne Millard’s body.A shooting reconstruction expert testified Thursday that forensic testing suggested it was “unlikely” Wayne Millard shot himself.
HALIFAX – Protesters in the Halifax area shouted down members of a Calgary-based organization with controversial views on immigration as police kept watch at an event Sunday afternoon.Five members of the National Citizens Alliance tried to hold a rally at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, but a much larger group of 60 to 80 protesters showed up and interrupted their plans.Police say the organizers left the area, and protesters dispersed shortly afterward.The group tried to hold a rally at the same venue on Saturday, but decided to reschedule after they were shouted down by demonstrators.In June, they tried to gather in a central Halifax park after being denied the use of three indoor venues, but they ended up leaving after they were quickly outnumbered by protesters.On its Facebook page, the National Citizens Alliance asks “all Canadians to join us in our mission to return Canada to the country it was intended to be,” saying “extreme multiculturalism” is a failed policy.“While we welcome immigrants, we feel that the extreme multiculturalism and mass immigration policies are a failure, as they result in a divisive and fractured society,” the group says in a document titled “Our Story.”
MELFORT, Sask. — The parents of a Humboldt Bronco hockey player misidentified after a deadly crash on a Saskatchewan highway say they weren’t convinced the battered body lying in the funeral home was really their son.Paul and Tanya LaBelle of Saskatoon described for the first time in court Wednesday their confusion and anguish at being told over and over that their boy had to be dead, planning for his funeral and then getting a phone call that there had been a terrible mistake.Xavier LaBelle was alive and in hospital.“Joy sprang out of our grief in an exponential way,” said Paul LaBelle. “We arrived at his bedside with kisses and very, very gentle hugs.”But the couple said they also felt pain for the parents who thought Xavier was their son and had been comforting him and holding his hands for nearly three days in the hospital. Parker Tobin of Stony Plain, Alta. was actually among those who had died and it was his body in the funeral home.“We know they cared for him as a son and we are forever grateful,” said Tanya LaBelle. “We grieved with them as they came to terms with the realization that their amazing son had not survived.“We were devastated for them and their family.”The LaBelles shared their story in a victim impact statement at a sentencing hearing for the truck driver who barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus last April.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary has pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving.Over three days, families of the dead and injured have taken turns reading dozens of heart-wrenching statements in a makeshift courtroom in Melfort.Tobin’s family spoke briefly Tuesday. Myrtle Tobin struggled to describe what she went through after learning her 18-year-old grandson was not the boy in the hospital.“To discover that Parker had been gone the entire time, but we never knew … our family has leaned on one another to get through the days, weeks and months that have followed.”Paul LaBelle, an emergency room doctor, said Wednesday that his family had been travelling to watch the Broncos play in Nipawin when they came across the wreckage from the crash. He grabbed his medical bag and ran down the highway to help, but was turned away by RCMP.After they were informed that their 18-year-old son was among the dead, they were sent to a makeshit morgue at a funeral home to identify his body.They were shown one body that they knew wasn’t their son. Staff apologized and showed them another body. Again, it was not their boy, they said.“We were very anxious and confused,” recalled Paul LaBelle. “Maybe Xavier was still trapped at the scene or perhaps he had wandered off into a field unnoticed?“We were assured all 29 people on the bus were accounted for.”Still unconvinced, he said he and his wife went to the Saskatoon hospital and showed nurses caring for the injured Broncos photos of Xavier. “The staff members were sympathetic but they let us know all the players were identified and our son was not there.”Tanya LaBelle said she pleaded for police to search the crash site again with dogs but was told no one had been left behind. That’s when it began to sink in that maybe their grief was blinding them. Maybe Xavier was dead.They went back to the morgue and looked over the one body that had yet to be identified. It had no scars or birthmarks matching Xavier. So they arranged for his orthodontic records to be ordered. “We needed to be 100 per cent sure,” Paul LaBelle said.In the meantime, the family accepted that the body might be Xavier. They held him and balled their eyes out and started making funeral arrangements.It was two days later, while they were at a vigil in Humboldt honouring those who died, that they received the miraculous phone call. They discreetly went outside to tell other family members the news, then rushed to Saskatoon.The coroner’s office apologized at the time for the mistake, saying several of the players had dyed their hair blonde for the playoff season and weren’t carrying identification when the bus crashed.A coroner also said that the mistake was realized when Xavier LaBelle woke up and said, “I’m not Parker Tobin.”Paul LaBelle told court that his son suffered serious injuries, including fractures and gashes to his face, along with brain trauma, spine fractures and nerve damage in his legs and left arm.He continues to require medical care.Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER — Thousands of students across much of Vancouver Island and parts of British Columbia’s south coast were off school Monday as the region recovered from a winter wallop and prepared for another.Schools in Greater Victoria, the Gulf Islands and Comox didn’t open following weekend storms that blanketed some parts of the Island with as much as 40 centimetres of snow.A number of schools on the mainland, including the Sunshine Coast, Surrey, Langley and Mission, were also shuttered, along with the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.People were still digging out Monday from the weekend storms that brought heavy snow to Vancouver Island and howling arctic winds to parts of the south coast.Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for the entire inner south coast including Metro Vancouver, excluding Howe Sound and the northern tip of Vancouver Island.“A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres is expected,” said the weather office, which predicted the snow would begin Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. “This second disturbance will spread snow to virtually the entire south coast with heaviest amounts falling (Monday night). Total snowfall amounts will vary across the region with 10 to 15 centimetres falling in most areas with somewhat higher amounts possible on Vancouver Island.”An arctic outflow warning was lifted for Howe Sound, but remained posted for the Whistler area as extremely strong outflow winds were forecast to continue Monday night, creating windchill values expected to be near -20.Ferries were running Monday, although BC Ferries tweeted that snow delayed the first departures of several smaller vessels as crew members struggled to reach the terminals, while the decks of other ships had to be shovelled before loading could begin. Arrivals and departures were close to being on schedule at the Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver on Monday. Clean up continued at a neighbouring marina where numerous small boats were damaged or sank during a powerful windstorm on Saturday.The storm forced the closure of the ferry terminal for several hours because of damage to a breakwater and the amount of debris in the water.Thousands of BC Hydro customers were without power during the height of the weekend storms, but the utility website showed just over 1,000 customers were still affected by midday Monday. Many were expected to have their electricity restored within hours.The Canadian Press
Graham Norton is one of the celebrities backing Samaritans’ Feel Good Friday, encouraging people at work to get involved in the fundraising day, taking place on Friday 1 February 2013.Sponsored by healthcare provider Simplyhealth for the second consecutive year, Feel Good Friday aims to get companies to take part in ‘feel good’ themed activities, in return for a donation to Samaritans, the helpline charity for people struggling to cope.Graham Norton said: “When I’m having a bad day I go running with my dogs to perk myself up. It’s important to feel good at work, especially in my job!“Feel Good Friday is the perfect excuse to have a laugh at work without feeling guilty! It’s easy to get involved, why not offer office massages in return for a donation?! Come on, get on board and help raise vital funds for Samaritans.”To kick-start the events and get people in the feel-good mood, Samaritans has launched Guess the Giggle – a competition involving Graham Norton, and celebrity supporters Linda Nolan, Alesha Dixon, Craig Revel Horwood, June Sarpong and Claudia Winkleman. Participants who play the game on the Feel Good Friday website can win dinner for two with Samaritans’ celebrity ambassador, Linda Nolan.Mark Day from Simplyhealth said: “This is the second year that we have been involved in Feel Good Friday. The day is all about doing something fun and that makes you feel good. This year comedy is the main focus and we hope that every one gets involved by organising their own event, to help to raise money for a great cause. Why not start by guessing the celebratory giggle on the Feel Good Friday website.”Download a fundraising pack from www.feelgoodfriday.org for ideas and support with organising your own ‘feel good’ fundraiser. The pack includes a range of feel good ideas, which range from hosting a comedy night, to sponsoring colleagues to do something funny – like wearing slippers to work.Be part of the ultimate Feel Good Friday by logging on to www.feelgoodfriday.org and help Samaritans’ 20,665 volunteers answer more calls from people struggling to cope.
NEW DELHI: With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner and little chance of an alliance with the Congress in Delhi, the AAP at the grassroots level initiated its work to bring together the Muslim votes of the city. Senior leaders of the party said that the AAP has initiated work targeting to get nearly 80 per cent vote.Nearly 12 per cent of the population of Delhi is Muslims which has been a stronghold of Congress however the AAP got 77 per cent Muslim votes in 2015 Vidhan Sabha polls. According to earlier data, in 2014 Lok Sabha elections AAP got 56 per cent of Muslim votes followed by 39 per cent Congress and 2 per cent BJP. Before 2014 also the available data showed that in Delhi the BJP has little base in terms of the Muslim votes but the Congress was the strongest. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn this Lok Sabha elections in the ground, the leaders felt that there is a major sentiment among Muslims that the anti-BJP vote in Delhi should not be divided hence the community voiced for an alliance. Talking to Millennium Post, chairman of Delhi Waqf Board Amanatullah Khan said, “The Muslims in Delhi was a strong base for the Congress but now the entire community is with us. The party in the ground is working to 80 per cent votes.” Khan who is also an MLA of AAP from Okhla explained that the Muslims of Delhi has been the direct beneficiary of the development works of the AAP government which made the voters confident toward voting the party. “After coming to power the AAP has never taken any step which discriminates the religious minorities or the caste minorities. A large section of Dalits are also with the AAP and the Muslims have already been major voters of the AAP,” Khan said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe also said that in the ground as there was a sentiment of alliance between the Muslims, the party found that nearly 60 per cent vote would be with AAP in today’s condition. “The way we have started working alone I believe that by the end of the campaigns we would be able to get the other 20 per cent of the Muslim vote because nearly 10 per cent Muslim vote would go the Congress,” said Khan. Meanwhile, the Sikhs, 4 per cent of Delhi’s population, also rallied behind AAP — 57 per cent in the 2015 assembly elections earlier this Sikhs were also a stronghold of the Congress.
29 May 2007The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for calm at a camp in Nepal where clashes have left two people dead. The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for calm at a camp in Nepal where clashes have left two people dead.The appeal was made in Geneva by Jennifer Pagonis, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who said the fighting broke out between groups of refugees with differing opinions over third country resettlement, and that police intervened to curb the violence and to maintain law and order.“The situation remains tense, and a curfew imposed by government authorities, starting Monday in all seven camps, is still in force. We are reviewing our daily presence in the camps until the situation stabilizes,” Ms. Pagonis said.High Commissioner António Guterrres, who has just returned from a five-day mission to both Nepal and Bhutan last week, told the refugees who have been in camps in eastern Nepal since the early 1990s that they had the freedom to chose whether to resettle, and urged refugees to respect others freedom of choice. He also assured the refugees that he would make every effort to ensure that as many doors as possible would be opened in terms of a lasting solution to their plight, including voluntary repatriation.In Nepal, the High Commissioner discussed the situation of the 107,000 refugees in the seven camps in the country and the urgent need to find solutions to their plight. He welcomed the constructive approach of the Nepalese government in allowing resettlement to go ahead as soon as possible following the generous offer of a core group of countries – the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Netherlands – to offer more than 60,000 resettlement places. “We are deeply concerned over violent incidents in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal in which two refugees have died and others been injured during clashes which started Sunday and we appeal for calm to be restored immediately,” Ms. Pagonis said.
13 April 2010The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the Security Council today that the first stage of withdrawing blue helmets from the country by July is “operationally feasible,” but the safety of civilians under threat from militias and criminals remains a priority. “Violence against civilians is increasingly perpetrated by criminal elements in North and South Kivu [provinces], which points to the need for an enhanced police presence to secure public order,” said Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the DRC and head of the UN mission to the country (MONUC).He noted that a “large number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), high levels of sexual violence against women and attacks on humanitarian workers” in the Kivus and parts of Orientale province are of “deep concern” to MONUC.However, close to 1 million IDPs have already returned home and the economic tempo in several territories of the Kivus has picked up, Mr. Doss added.The national army, backed by MONUC peacekeepers, has been fighting mainly Rwandan Hutu rebels and a collection of other insurgent groups in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu. MONUC, which has been in DRC since 1999, is working to restore order across the vast country, but tensions persist in the far east. MONUC is in the process of preparing a drawdown of troops, which will begin by 30 June, as recommended in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report, and with support from the DRC President, Joseph Kabila.The Secretary-General proposed withdrawing 2,000 troops from the 20,000-strong peacekeeping force by June, emphasizing that despite violence and human rights abuses, Congolese authorities have made progress in restoring a measure of stability over much of the country.Mr. Doss told the Security Council – which will head to the DRC on Friday for an official visit – that following the drawdown, a joint Government and MONUC team would review the security situation in September and again in March next year, to plan subsequent phases.The review would focus on progress made on military operations against armed groups, deployment of security forces to assume MONUC protection tasks, and the establishment of State authority in areas freed by armed groups. Following today’s Security Council meeting, the Japanese Permanent Representative, who chairs the 15-member body this month, said members plan to meet with Mr. Kabila and other Government officials to discuss how the UN can best support the DRC.“The Council had intensive discussion about reconfiguration of MONUC and we believe that this forthcoming Security Council mission has a very important role to play,” Ambassador Yukio Takasu said.The Security Council originally planned to visit Rwanda and Uganda during the visit, but said it has had to postpone those visits given the pressing agenda in the DRC.MONUC’s mandate expires at the end of the month, and the Security Council members want a first-hand understanding of the mission’s status in the DRC before extending or revising its mandate.
TORONTO — Senior Liberal cabinet ministers say they never intended to mislead the legislature by claiming all documents on cancelled power stations in Oakville and Mississauga had been released last month.Energy Minister Chris Bentley and Government House Leader John Milloy both rose before question period to correct the legislative record, after they insisted for weeks that all gas plant documents were released Sept. 24.As the opposition parties jeered, Bentley insisted there was no deliberate attempt to provide incorrect information to the legislature.Another 20,000 pages on the cancelled energy projects were released Friday, prompting PC Leader Tim Hudak to say Premier Dalton McGuinty “lied” to the legislature.Both the Conservative and NDP house leaders then asked why McGuinty wasn’t making a statement to correct his own record in the legislature.Hudak told a news conference that McGuinty “lied” to cover up the true cost of cancelling the power plants, which the government says is $230 million but the opposition parties put at a minimum of $650 million.Bentley’s claim that he honestly thought all documents had been released “doesn’t pass the sniff test,” said Hudak, who accused the Liberals of an orchestrated cover up.McGuinty was not immediately available for comment.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says it’s clear “the government was not being honest” when it claimed to have released all the gas plant documents in September.Hudak complained in a letter Sunday that the second batch of documents “is virtually missing any correspondence or briefing materials at the political level,” the same complaint the opposition parties made about the first 36,000.“We have no reason to believe that this latest package of documents is complete,” wrote Hudak.Friday’s package is “almost devoid of emails, correspondence or briefing documents between the offices of the energy minister, premier or cabinet office,” added the Opposition leader.The fight by the Tories and NDP to get the documents from the Liberals triggered a contempt motion against Bentley that derailed all other legislative business for a week.Despite an impassioned, last-minute plea from McGuinty the opposition parties out-voted the minority government to send the contempt motion, and the issue of the gas plant documents, to the Finance Committee, which is to begin hearings this week.McGuinty “needs to take responsibility” for the scandal, and can start by agreeing to testify before the committee “to explain his role in this mess,” said Horwath.
Britain will continue to support Sri Lanka in building a sustainable peace in all parts of the country, British Deputy High Commissioner, Robbie Bulloch said in a statement.Bulloch, paid his first official visit to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu from 19-21 November, 2012. In the course of the visit the Deputy High Commissioner visited the China Bay naval base, former LTTE bases and the areas where the final stages of the war took place. He saw at first hand the devastation caused by the conflict, including through meeting displaced people and war affected Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities. Commenting on his visit, the Deputy High Commissioner said, “I was pleased to make my first official visits to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu, two regions deeply affected by the war. We saw some good work being carried out to help resettle former internally displaced communities and restore their livelihoods, as well as important infrastructure development. We also learned more about the brutality of the LTTE, which used child soldiers and committed terrorist atrocities. Challenges clearly remain, including the promotion of long term reconciliation between people whose memories of a violent conflict are in many cases still fresh. The UK will continue to support Sri Lanka in building a sustainable peace in all parts of the country.” The visit also included meetings with the Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council, Najeeb Abdul Majeed; Eastern Provincial Council members; the Assistant Government Agent of Mullaitivu, C.A.Mohanras; members of the Tamil National Alliance and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress; Deputy Area Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commodore KKVPH De Silva; Major General K.J. Wijethilaka of Mullaitivu.
Grads enjoying a pintRemember those Thirsty Thursday nights at Isaac’s Bar and Grill? Did you share a pint or two with friends in the Skybar after a long week of classes? Can you still recall rocking out to the Battle of the Bands? Lauded as being one of the biggest campus bars in Canada, Isaac’s has been a place for students to unwind and come together since 1992.With large wall murals of Brock scenes, capacity for just under 1,000 people and perfect acoustics for live music, Isaac’s has been, and continues to be, the campus hotspot for exciting entertainment.During Alumni Weekend, we want you to relive your Brock days and your Isaac’s nights. If you’ve graduated within the past 10 years, this event is for you. Alumni Pub night on Friday Sept. 17 is the perfect event to reminisce about the good ol’ days with friends and share a pint.Regularly featured on 102.1 The Edge, ‘Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS)’, will headline the live entertainment for the night. The band describes their sound as a mixture of drum and bass beats, grunge-like guitar riffs and two-step rhythms: “We like to call what we do the campfire after-party. It’s like you’re at Nirvana Unplugged but there’s a drum and bass party and glow sticks all around you.”In between sets, we’ll play music from the last decade and would love to hear if you’ve got any “Wayback Playback” songs you’d love to hear. Is there a Savage Garden tune you remember from rez? Did you dance to Daft punk or Chumbawumba to unwind? Email us your requests at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to play them at Alumni Pub Night.Alumni Pub Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 17th at Isaac’s Bar & Grill from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $10 each in advance and $15 at the door. Register at brocku.ca/brock-days/register
680News senior business editor Mike Eppel says gas prices are higher the closer you get to the central core of the GTA. Business report: Gas prices on average 129.0 c/L in GTA business report|gas prices by News Staff Posted May 12, 2014 6:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Brock University is reaching out to members of the transgender community in an effort to identify and address any roadblocks experienced on campus.Through the institution’s Trans-Inclusion Project, which has been underway throughout the summer, a survey was recently released to gather input and feedback from gender diverse students, staff, faculty and community members willing to share their experiences.The anonymous survey, run through Brock’s Human Rights and Equity Office, will be used to learn where improvements are needed so steps can be taken to increase accessibility and inclusivity on campus.Consultation has also been underway this summer through various workshops and events, one-on-one meetings and outreach with local community groups, including Transgender Niagara.The survey is one component of the University’s Trans-Inclusion Project, which aims to educate current and future members of the Brock community on how to be more trans-inclusive, while also helping transgender students to better navigate the services available on campus.As the experiences of every member of the trans community are different, it’s crucial to gather feedback from individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, said student project lead Jasper Fisher.“A big element of the project is taking an intersectional approach to everything we’re analyzing and considering all perspectives,” he said. “The survey provides people with the opportunity to demonstrate what they need at Brock to make their experience easier, safer and more inclusive.”The confidential survey includes a section where participants are able to indicate how they identify, which will assist with analyzing the responses.While the Brock community is encouraged to participate, the survey is also open to members of the public who have had an experience while on Brock’s campus, at one of its facilities or while using its services.“We will review the suggestions people make and create recommendations for implementation,” said Fisher, who is working alongside Max Hunter, the lead on Brock’s All-Gender Washroom Project.Both members of the transgender community, Fisher and Hunter are working to develop online resources regarding trans-inclusion that people from across the University will be able to access this fall.“It’s important to us that the resources are written by trans people,” said Fisher, a second-year Neuroscience student. “I find you need the experience of a trans person in order for these resources to be truly accurate.”Hunter said the survey data and online resources are meant to lay a solid foundation for the next steps in creating a more inclusive environment on campus.“It’s really important that this work is ongoing and adapted,” the recent Brock Dramatic Arts graduate said.The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, Aug. 15.Fisher said some questions within the document may trigger a negative emotional response and as a result, all questions are optional.Anyone experiencing distress is encouraged to consider accessing Brock Personal Counselling Services, Trans Lifeline peer support services or the LGBT Youthline.The survey is available online.
The man who allegedly escaped from the Whim Police Station on Monday claims that he was never in the lockups.According to the police, Dinesh Sookram of Friendship Village, Corentyne Berbice escaped moments after he appeared before a Magistrate at the Whim Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with break and enter and larceny.He was placed in the Lock ups after not being able to post the $200,000 bail imposed by the court. It was from there that he made his way out of the station by allegedly removing a board from the wall of the lock-ups.Escapee, Dinesh SookramHowever, Sookram also called ‘Lil Man’ and who was arrested last Wednesday claims that when he was taken out of the lock ups to attend court, he was never place placed back in.In fact he was being escorted when he ran away from the police officer. “I just pull away from the police and run out the station.” He said he did it because he does not want to go to jail. He also says that he does not want to be shot by the police.“I decide to go back at the Station,” he told Inews. However his plans are to go there on his next court day which is March 25.Divisional Commander Paul Langevine told Inews that the police are on the hunt for the prison escapee while adding that an investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the incident. (Andrew Carmichael) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTop Cop launches investigation into alleged rape of male prisonerOctober 22, 2015In “Crime”19-yr-old claims he was badly beaten by Police ranks in BerbiceJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”Mother of 3 alleges police brutalityJune 23, 2014In “Crime”
Preliminary investigations reveal that the barge that crashed into the Demerara Harbour Bridge was not anchored in a designated position, according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson.The Demerara Harbour Bridge is closed until further notice after the barge collided with it during the wee hours of today.During an interview on State Radio, Minister Patterson explained that the barge was scheduled to cross tomorrow.“But it wasn’t anchored where it was supposed to be anchored,” he explained.Reports are that the vessel started drifting from Diamond/Grove area after it broke away from its anchor.Only one person onboard spoke English, he explained, noting that the language barrier contributed to difficulties in dealing with the situation.“By the time they issued a ‘mayday’ call they already struck the bridge,” Minister Patterson explained.The accident has inconvenienced hundreds of commuters, especially today on the first day back to school.With the Harbour Bridge down, the only means of transportation for persons on the West Side is the Vreed-en-Hoop ferry service.Police officers and other stakeholders managed to tame the confusion at the stelling, where there was a mad rush of persons.The ferry service began earlier than usual today and it is expected to be available later than usual tonight.Emergency repair works have begun on the Harbour Bridge and Minister Patterson is hoping that normalcy will return on Tuesday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOwners of barge that crashed into DHB will have to pay for repairs – officialsSeptember 3, 2019In “latest news”Demerara Harbour Bridge reopensSeptember 3, 2019In “latest news”DHB expected to open for light traffic on Tuesday eveningSeptember 2, 2019In “latest news”
Daniel Svensson, the so far TuS Lubbecke player, will continue his career in Skjern. He has decided to join the Danish club, and has signed one-year contract with Skjern. Before joining Lubbecke, Svensson has played for Ajax Farum, FC Kopenhagen, Aalborg and BM Toledo.Florian von Gruchalla had playing minutes this season for Flensburg-Handewitt, but it was obviously not enough in order for the young player to develop himself, scoring only 22 goals this season. He will be leaving the club and in the new season will be moving to Gummersbach. Gummersbach will find the 23-year old left-handed back useful in the team, and should make good tandem with Raul Santos.KIF Kolding were touted as the biggest favorites this season to win the Danish league, however – despite reaching the final, the team were defeated in the two-legged duel against Aalborg. This has made the KIF Kolding management extremely unhappy, and has opted to sack the current coach – Peter Bredsdorff Larsen. Lars Jeppesen will lead the team in the upcoming cup game. daniel svenssonflorian von gruchallagummersbachKIF Koldinglars jeppesenpeter larsen ← Previous Story Nikola Karabatic in F.C Barcelona next four years! Next Story → Magnus Jernemyr leaves Barca
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ARE YOU A cynical person? You may feel that a little cynicism is healthy and stops people taking advantage of you, but a new Finnish study has found that elderly people with high levels of cynical distrust are more likely to develop dementia.The study which was carried out by the University of Eastern Finland and published in the American Academy of Neurology found that cynical people are three times more likely than trusting people to develop dementia.The study worked by giving 1,449 people with an average age of 71 tests for dementia and a questionnaire to measure their level of cynicism.The questionnaire has been shown to be reliable, and people’s scores tend to remain stable over periods of several years.People were asked how much they agree with statements such as “I think most people would lie to get ahead”, “it is safer to trust nobody” and “most people will use somewhat unfair reasons to gain profit or an advantage rather than lose it”.Based on their scores, participants were grouped in low, moderate and high levels of cynical distrust.A total of 622 people completed two tests for dementia, with the last one an average of eight years after the study started. During that time, 46 people were diagnosed with dementia.Once researchers adjusted for other factors that could affect dementia risk, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking, people with high levels of cynical distrust were three times more likely to develop dementia than people with low levels of cynicism.Of the 164 people with high levels of cynicism, 14 people developed dementia, compared to nine of the 212 people with low levels of cynicism.Read: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? >Read: There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland >