Fraser Health in BC warns of spike in overdose deaths in past

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – A major health authority in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland issued a warning Friday about illicit drugs after an increase in suspected overdose deaths in the past week.Fraser Health says preliminary data from the provincial coroner shows the region has seen 17 suspected illicit drug overdose deaths during that time in communities from Surrey to Hope.Most of deaths happened in private homes, followed by hotels and motels.British Columbia is in the grip of a public health emergency because of the number of overdose deaths.Last year, 967 people died of an opioid-related overdose and the province is on track for more than 1,500 such deaths in 2017.Fraser Health says it had already taken steps to respond to “the hidden epidemic of overdoses in residences” in the communities it covers.Those include identifying people who might be at risk after they show up at emergency departments — eight out of 10 people who die at home have gone to an ER at least once in the 12 months before their deaths.Patients are offered support, such as suboxone to treat opioid addiction.The authority is also contacting patients who overdosed at home within 48 hours of being discharged from emergency departments to help them get the services they need.Fraser Health says it has found many of those using opioids have histories of injuries and pain management, so it has changed prescribing practices and is working with physiotherapists and chiropractors on available options for chronic pain.After informing family physicians when their patients overdose, it is also helping them get better access to the overdose-antidote naloxone.Fraser Health says men between the ages of 19 and 59 in trade industries are disproportionately affected by the drug crisis. It is contacting groups including employers, technical schools and sports associations that might be able to help identify and support individuals who are struggling with substance use.“Our targeted response is an important step in supporting people who are at a higher risk of dying,” Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer, said in a statement Friday.Fraser Health says it has seen spikes in overdose deaths before, particularly among people who use drugs on their own.last_img read more

Addiction support discussed at the Community Couch Conversation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was an evening full of emotion, compassion and understanding on Thursday at the Lido for the FSJ Community Couch Conversation.Collaboratively hosted by Healthy FSJ and the Fort  St. John Community Action Team, the Opioid Dialogues was co-hosted by Julianne Kucheran and Edwina Nearhood.Mayor Lori Ackerman gave an emotional dedication to the event in honour of those who are affected by drug addictions. Ackerman lost her brother to substance use. Afterwards, personal stories of addiction were shared by those who have been touched by drugs and addiction.Each guest stated that there is no shame in addictions and that it can happen to anyone no matter your background.In a statement from Healthy FSJ, the goal of Community Couch Conversation is to foster a supportive evening, where the community comes together to learn, listen and think about how we can be there for one another to build a healthy and resilient community in the face of the opioid crisis. Six health professionals, who specialize in drug use and addictions were part of the opioid panel.The main message conveyed by the panel is that community support is key when dealing with addictions.“Those who suffer from addictions within Fort St. John are a part of your family and that the community must come together and work as one”, said Amanda Trotter executive director for the Women’s Resource Society.The panel agreed that more resources need to be made available for substance users in Fort St. John.“There is a disparity for those who receive help and treatment. The poor suffer. You’re very lucky if you are able to afford it”, said Connie Greyeyes of the Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society.The panel concluded that there is more work to be done and the discussions must continue.last_img read more

Khalistan Commando Force militant and associate of Bhinderwale arrested Delhi Police

first_imgNew Delhi: A member of the banned terrorist group and an associate of Jarnail Singh Bhinderwale, who was killed by the Indian Army in ‘Operation Blue Star’ in 1984 was nabbed by the Delhi police, officials said on Wednesday. The accused Gursewak Singh (53), is a member of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) and was planning to re-constitute his organization on directions of KCF chief Paramjeet Singh Panjwad, who was based in Pakistan, police said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items Singh was also in touch with Jagtaar Singh Hawara and other terrorists lodged in various jails in India including Tihar jail, police said adding Gursewak was arrested by the crime branch from ISBT Delhi on March 12 where he had come to meet one of his contacts. Gursewak was previously involved in more than 50 cases of terrorist activities, murders of police officials and informers, robberies in banks and police station among others, said Ajit Kumar Singla, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder He remained in jail for more than 26 years in different cases and was in regular touch with some Pakistan based terrorists. Police said Singh was born in a farmer family residing in Raikot village in Punjab’s Ludhiana district. His elder brother Swaran Singh was a member of terrorist group led by Bhinderwale in Punjab in 1980s. Gursewak also joined the group in 1982, the police official said. In 1984, when Binderwale was killed, most of his associates fled to Pakistan where they were trained and supported by ISI. During that time, Gursewak joined the newly formed KCF constituted by terrorist Manveer Singh Chehdu and actively participated in anti national activities, he said. Gursewak along with his associates remained involved in dozens of murders of suspected informers of Indian security agencies and bank robberies in Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan. In May 1984, the accused along with his associates, Labh Singh, Gurinder Singh and Swaranjit Singh had also killed group editor of Hind Samachar newspaper Ramesh Chander in Jallandhar, Singla said. In 1986, Singh along with his associates attacked the residence of Julio Riberio, Ex-DGP Punjab in Jallandhar. In the same year, the accused along with his associates killed eight police personnel of Punjab Police while freeing the KCF Chief Jarnal Labh Singh and terrorists Gurinder Pal Singh Bhola and Swaranjit Singh from police custody in court complex in Jallandhar after a shootout, the officer said. The accused persons had also attacked on a police station in Punjab and robbed 16 rifles, six carbines, cartridges, two revolvers, police jeep and a Fiat car. The accused along with his associates had also killed all nine members of a family in Punjab, he said. Singh remained in jail and most of the time in High Risk Ward of Tihar Jail till 2004 for period of about 18 years. While at Tihar Jail, he planned to smuggle arms including AK-47 and explosives from Pakistan in order to carry out an attack in Delhi. However, this conspiracy of the accused persons was foiled by Crime Branch of Delhi Police, which arrested two terrorists from the area of Punjabi Bagh on July 9, 1998, the officer said. After coming out of jail in 2010, he remained involved in several cases of robbery and was arrested thrice by Ludhiana Police in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. During this period, he remained in contact with Paramjeet Singh Panjwad. He was again arrested by Delhi Police in 2017 under the Arms Act. He is facing trial in a case in Patiala House Court and was not attending the court following which the court had issued non-bailable warrants against him, police said.last_img read more

CPIM heavyweights keen to join BJP Partha Chatterjee

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday that some heavyweight CPI(M) leaders are keen to join the BJP which has become clear with leaders like Khagen Murmu and Mahfuza Khatun joining the saffron party.”A number of ground-level and middle-level CPI(M) leaders have been constantly shifting to the BJP for the last few years. But now, we are witnessing that openly with some senior leaders of the party running after the BJP leaders. The cases of Khagen Murmu and Mahfuza Khatun shifting to the saffron party just before the elections is a clear pointer. The leadership lacks organisational strength and the CPI(M) should try to prevent this trend of their party people rubbing shoulders with the BJP,” Chatterjee said at ‘Meet the Press’ programme hosted by Calcutta Press Club. Chatterjee’s reactions came in reply to a poser when CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra alleging that TMC and BJP are having a tacit understanding. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”No other leader from the country has been fighting against the anti-people policies of the BJP government so strongly like our party supremo Mamata Banerjee. The people of the country are well aware of this,” he reiterated. It may be mentioned that Murmu, who was the former CPI(M) MLA from Habibpur in Malda, had already contested the Lok Sabha elections from Malda North with a BJP ticket. He had joined the BJP in March. Khatun, who was an elected CPI(M) MLA from Kumarganj Assembly constituency in 2001 and 2006, left the party to contest with a BJP ticket from Jangipur parliamentary constituency. Khatun had, however, lost to Trinamool Congress during the 2011 and 2016 Assembly elections. Chatterjee alleged that the BJP is trying to influence the functioning of the Election Commission to function in a partial manner. “I have never seen earlier in Bengal that seven officers at the Inspector level are being removed just before the polls. The BJP knows very well that they will not win a single seat and in frustration, they are trying to use the Commission to do such things,” he said.last_img read more

14 elected to UN war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia

Among the 13 judges on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) winning re-election last Friday were the court’s President, Theodor Meron of the United States, and its Vice-President, Fausto Pocar of Italy. Presiding Judges Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica, Carmel A. Agius of Malta and Liu Daqun of China were also given new four-year terms, which will begin on 17 November 2005 and expire in 2009. The other re-elected judges were Jean-Claude Antonetti of France, Iain Bonomy of the United Kingdom, O-gon Kwon of the Republic of Korea, Alphonsus Martinus Maria Orie of the Netherlands, Kevin Horace Parker of Australia, Wolfgang Schomburg of Germany, Mohamed Shahabuddeen of Guyana and Christine Van den Wyngaert of Belgium, who had been serving as an ad litem judge. Bakone Melema Moloto of South Africa was the only new judge elected to the UN court. The Tribunal was established by the Security Council in early 1993 to prosecute those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. It was the first world court established by the UN for the prosecution of war crimes. read more

New Brock plan will cover tuition for international PhD students

Moving to further deepen its robust research scene by attracting more global scholars, Brock University is increasing international doctoral fellowships to match the tuition costs for international students who are enrolled in a PhD program.The announcement comes just weeks after Brock said it will freeze tuition for international students in research-based master’s and PhD programs. The new initiatives take effect May 1.Officials say the moves are part of a strategy to broaden the scope of world-class research at Brock while creating an enriched campus experience that better prepares all students to succeed in a global career landscape.“Our own recruitment efforts tell us that some of the best young minds in various countries would love to pursue their graduate studies at a North American institution,” said Diane Dupont, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies at Brock.Paul Adachi, who graduated with his PhD in psychology, receives the Spirit of Brock medal from Kristine Freudenthaler during a Spring 2015 Convocation ceremony.“It is known that students who earn graduate degrees often settle in the country where they studied, so attracting the best and brightest represents a great intellectual gain for Niagara.”Jamie Mandigo, Brock’s Vice-Provost for Enrolment Management and International, said a large proportion of overseas doctoral students are attracted by the options they have to advance their careers with world-renowned researchers and in state-of-the-art facilities such as Brock’s Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.“Increasing the number of exceptional young scholars who attend Brock is not just an investment in their own careers, it’s an investment in the strength of the University, the Niagara region, and the country,” said Mandigo.“Bringing the next generation of researchers onto our campus to pursue their doctoral studies not only reflects our ongoing commitment to cutting-edge research, but also to the scientific pursuit of ideas and knowledge that crisscross international boundaries and borders.”Brock currently has 27 international students enrolled in doctoral studies and would like to see this number increase in all Faculties that offer PhD programs. read more

The Teams That Should — And Shouldnt — Trade For Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler37.6– MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler, the four-time All-Star who asked to be traded out of Minnesota, is an NBA alpha — or, at worst, a dominant beta.Butler is one of the league’s best two-way talents, capable of changing a game on offense or defense. He has developed a hard-nosed reputation as someone who can quickly change the culture of a team. The 29-year-old should be a near-ideal trade target for just about any team still looking to make a jump as NBA training camps open this week.Yet for all his undeniable star power, the reality is that Butler would be an ideal fit with only a few of the teams that are most interested in his services. Much of that stems from how unique a player he is — and the two or three red flags that would make his acquisition more of a gamble than usual.The list of teams that have expressed interest in dealing for Butler includes the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers — a pair of teams Butler likes — as well as the Pistons, Rockets, Heat, Sixers, Blazers and Kings, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.But realistically, trading for Butler is not an automatic win for all these teams. The size of his contract, the type of role he demands to play and the assets that will be required to obtain him make the trade a significant gamble. From that list, there are maybe four (the Clippers, Pistons, Heat and Blazers) where the move seems worth the risk. For others, there are clear pitfalls that could render such a move disastrous.Perhaps the most glaring issue to consider is the amount of time Butler has played over the past five seasons: an NBA-high 37.6 minutes per game in that span1This is almost identical to the minutes load that Luol Deng — whose game has since begun flattening out — carried from age 24 through age 28. Deng, who also played for Tom Thibodeau, logged 38.1 minutes per game during those years. and 26 games in which he logged at least 45 minutes since 2013-14 — 11 games more than the next player on the list, per Basketball-Reference.com. PlayerMinutes per gameNumber of 45 Min. Games LeBron James36.8– Butler is racking up mileageNBA leaders in number of 45-minute games since the 2013-14 season, along with their average minutes per game* 13– 10– 26– Bradley Beal34.3– Anthony Davis35.9– 11– All of that could factor into how someone like Butler — who relies mostly on his physicality instead of his jump shot — ages as a player. But last season alone was less than ideal from a health standpoint. After ranking at the top of the minutes per game leaderboard in late February, Butler went down with a right knee injury that required surgery. And while injuries are often an unpredictable thing, Butler’s wasn’t the biggest shock in the world. He had missed four games in January with a sore right knee that might have required an MRI, and then Butler took the unusual step of sitting out the All-Star game the following month, citing a need for rest. Five days later, he was hurt to the point that he required the procedure on his meniscus.Butler takes on grueling tasks as someone who’s often the primary ball-handler — particularly in the clutch, where his aggressive style drew more free-throw trips than any player — and who guards the other team’s best scorer. And the potential for injuries to slow a player down as he reaches his 30s should give any club pause before sinking assets into a deal for him — let alone signing him to a max extension worth five years and $190 million in 2019, when he’s due to become a free agent.Zooming all the way out for a moment, let’s be clear: Butler is absolutely worth a sizable gamble from merely a talent perspective. His coach, Tom Thibodeau — who thinks so highly of Butler that he reportedly asked him on Monday to reconsider his trade request — called the swingman a “top-10 player in the league.”On the night of Feb. 23, when Butler suffered his knee injury, the Timberwolves were tied for third place in the loaded West. By the time he came back came back six weeks later, they’d slipped to eighth. Minnesota needed to win its last three games of the season — including a thrilling win-and-you’re-in finale against Denver — to secure the franchise’s first playoff trip in 14 years.With Butler, the Wolves were arguably a top-three team in the NBA, outscoring opponents by more than 8 points per 100 possessions;2For reference, only the Rockets and Warriors outscored opponents by 8 points per 100 possessions last season. without him, the club had the profile of a bottom-10 squad, hemorrhaging nearly 5 points per 100 possessions. Not many stars, or even superstars, possess that kind of game-changing impact.Still, there’s a pretty compelling case to be made that Butler simply doesn’t make sense on certain clubs — particularly young, developing ones, with whom he might lack patience. He frustrated younger teammates in Chicago two seasons ago when he questioned whether they cared as much as he did about winning, a critique that led to coach Fred Hoiberg benching him to start a game. Then this past year in Minnesota, reports suggested that Butler didn’t always see eye-to-eye with young star Karl-Anthony Towns. (Towns finally agreed to his five-year, $190 million extension in the wake of Butler’s trade request, which lent credence to the report. But Towns on Monday chalked it up to “awkward” timing and coincidence, saying the issues were unrelated.) Taking that into account, a young team like the Nets or the Kings — still in the developmental phases — wouldn’t seem to be ideal for Butler.The other thing worth considering with Butler, especially in Houston, Philadelphia or Portland, is how he’d fit alongside another ball-dominant guard. That experiment didn’t play out all that well when the Bulls had both Butler and Derrick Rose sharing the backcourt, and reports bubbled to the surface about there being a bit of a power struggle because of the lack of clarity in their roles.There’d be no such question with the Clippers or Heat. And the Pistons and Blazers desperately need talent upgrades to enhance their standing in their respective conferences — something that’s especially true of Portland, even if there would be questions about Butler’s fit with Damian Lillard.Few NBA players can impact a game the way Butler can. But given what we know about the talented guard, only a few teams would be smart to move heaven and earth to trade for him right now. 15– *Regular season onlySource: Basketball-Reference.com James Harden37.0– read more

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with 3124 victory against Wisconsin

In their first Big Ten game of the season, the Ohio State Buckeyes answered the call.OSU (5-0, 1-0) took down Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1) 31-24, thanks in part to a huge game from quarterback Braxton Miller.In his first action since spraining the MCL in his left knee against San Diego State, the junior helped the Buckeyes get off to a fast start Saturday night. Following a punt by the Badgers on the opening drive of the game, Miller connected with junior wide receiver Evan Spencer on a 25-yard scoring strike that gave OSU the lead 7-0.“I think he (Miler) played very well,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Braxton did have a heck of a day.”Wisconsin would respond, though, as redshirt-senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Badger redshirt-sophomore quarterback Joel Stave.Miller completed his second touchdown pass of the night on OSU’s next drive, this one to junior wide receiver Devin Smith. The 26-yard reception was Smith’s fifth scoring grab of 2013.Following a 45-yard field goal from OSU’s senior kicker Drew Basil, Stave led the Badgers on a 76-yard scoring drive, finishing it with an 11-yard pass to junior tight end Sam Arneson to cut the lead to 17-14 with less than two minutes left until half.The OSU offense rushed down the field on the next drive, and Miller threw his third touchdown pass in the first half to senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown, giving the Buckeyes a 24-14 lead at halftime.“I felt good,” Miller said after the game. “My legs felt good energy-wise. I wasn’t out of shape. I felt good.”After another Miller-Brown connection that extended the lead to 31-14, Wisconsin’s senior running back James White scampered 17 yards to get the Badgers within 10 points again.The two teams exchanged punts until Badger redshirt-junior kicker Kyle French made a 42-yard field goal.OSU recovered the ensuing onside kick, but were forced to punt after a three and out. Wisconsin’s last ditch effort fell short, though, and the Buckeyes ran out the clock to secure the seven-point victory.Miller finished the day 17-25 passing for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran the ball 22 times for 83 yards.Abbrederis had a huge game for the Badgers, finishing with 10 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown.The game was not a total victory for OSU, as senior safety broke his left ankle on Wisconsin’s last drive of the game.The Buckeyes travel to Northwestern (4-0) next Saturday for their second night game in a row. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

LEGEND OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND FUCHSE BERLIN Petr Stochl retires

2001–2002 HSC Pilsen –2000 Kovopetrol Pilsen ← Previous Story Bartosz Jurecki to become Azoty Pulawy head-coach Next Story → France and Russia together in group at Women’s EHF EURO 2018 Victory over Russia 27:26 was the last match for Petr Stochl in his proffesional career. The 42-years old Czech goalie helped his compatriots to win the first match of the Play-Off for the World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark, but appearance in Plzen was his last, as he won’t play in second, away clash.“This was my last match. I had no Russian VISA”, said Fuchse Berlin goalkeeper after all.Stochl played in German club last 12 years and became iconic face of two times IHF Super Globe winners.Stochl’s career 2002–2004 Allrisk Prag 2000–2001 Dukla Prag Petr Stochl photo: CHF.CZ 2004–2006 Istres Handball 2006–2018 Füchse Berlin read more

It was obvious Rodgers would part ways with Celtic

first_imgAccording to the former Celtic striker and TV personality Charlie Nicholas, the departure of Brendan Rodgers from the Scottish Premier League was inevitable.In September of 2018 manager, Brendan Rodgers was reported as being unhappy in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic.The Northern Irish coach experienced friction between himself and the team’s chief executive Peter Lawwell.And for former Celtic striker and Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas, his move to Leicester City in the English Premier League was obvious.“This goes back to September when it was first reported of a fallout between Celtic’s hierarchy and Brendan Rodgers,” Nicholas told Sky Sports News.“It came out Brendan Rodgers was so unhappy with the board and the owner and that he and Peter Lawwell couldn’t get on.”“They disagreed on terms of contracts, personnel they wanted to get in and it caused such friction that Dermot Desmond (the largest Celtic shareholder) had to knock their heads together,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Once that marker was set down back in September what they were saying was the finances of the club were far more important than the manager’s position.”“I understand the Celtic fans thinking he has hung them out to dry as they go for an eighth title in a row but it has been brewing since the summer,” he commented.“He won’t win the Premier League but he will get his own way in the transfer market, improve the players and give the youngsters a chance. The Leicester fans will love Brendan Rodgers.”Back to winning ways! 😀 #LeiBha pic.twitter.com/3LbZKj9Yq1— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 26, 2019last_img read more

La Center high losing patron of the arts

first_imgLA CENTER — The halls of La Center High School are like wings of an eclectic museum, where artwork from various periods, of different styles and motifs, mingle.There are presidential photos shot by Pulitzer Prize winner David Hume Kennerly in a hallway. There’s a sarcophagus mask from Egypt behind a Plexiglas case in the library. And, hanging atop the school’s front entrance, a massive sculpture representing the solar system expands across the ceiling.Art and drama teacher Don Landes-McCullough is the school’s archivist, its curator and its biggest cheerleader.But after a 30-year teaching career, he’s calling it quits. Landes-McCullough will retire at the end of the school year.Looking closely at a model of the HMS Victory — the oldest naval vessel still in commission, the replica of which is displayed in the school’s library — Landes-McCullough reflected on a decades-spanning career spent bringing students closer to art.“There’s so much detail in here,” he said, referencing the art displays in the library, and elsewhere in the school, “because everything here was chosen for a reason.”For decades, Landes-McCullough was the point person for making those decisions. In 2005, he contributed $13,500 worth of art to the school. A lifelong art lover, self-taught in various media, those who know him say he isn’t above spending his own time or money on artistic pursuits.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Launches Live Daily Show

first_img“Half of the battle with video on the web is not just the content, but what environment people are viewing that content in,” he says. “If you look at a CNN or any live network, they’re able to post video on-demand at a much faster rate because they’re producing that content live. We now have that same capability so the hope is to create a more immediate presence on the site.”SI Now will air daily from 1-1:30 p.m. ET—a high-traffic time for the site—with three primary segments including breaking news, an in-depth report and a guest interview.While the live show is a first for Time Inc., it’s part of a growing amount of sports talk video content available online.Broadcasters like ESPN, NBC Sports and the CBS Sports Network—along with the soon-to-be-launched Fox Sports channel—have 24-hour networks to draw from, while digital-only brands like SBNation, Bleacher Report and Sporting News have broken into the format as well.Orefice admits it’s a crowded marketplace, but says the challenge is nothing new for the brand.”Sports coverage is saturated as is, so you can ask the same question about how Sports Illustrated differentiates itself from the competition: Better analysis, better context,” he says. “We’re trying to bring that voice to life in a talk-show format.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Building on Time Inc.’s new digital video unit, Sports Illustrated is launching a live daily sports talk show next week.The project, titled SI Now and sponsored by Ford, will be a 30-minute streaming broadcast that branches out from the prerecorded studio segments, features and the occasional live special the brand has been putting out since 2010. The SI video team that will now oversee production of the new show has grown from two to 10 in that time.To this point, SI’s video strategy has been focused on providing contextual experiences for the viewer, says Ian Orefice, executive producer of news and sports for Time Inc. It’s something they’ll focus on with SI Now, pairing clips from the show with other relevant content living on the site. As the news cycle continues to shrink, immediacy becomes increasingly relevant to that context.last_img read more

Southeast Woman Fatally Stabbed

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department released video footage Nov. 18 of a person suspected in the Southeast homicide of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found in the woods. Police found the body at about 3 p.m. Nov. 8 when they were called to the 2600 block of Pomeroy Road, SE after receiving reports of a woman unconscious in the woods.According to police reports, Antina Cindette Pratt, a resident in Southeast D.C., was found in the wooded area near a highway and apartment buildings. Pratt had been stabbed multiple times and died on the scene.“There have not been any arrests made in this case and it is still under investigation, including motive,” Sean Hickman, an MPD spokesperson, told the AFRO Nov. 27.The person of interest was captured by nearby surveillance cameras, showing the suspect walking in a parking lot near the apartment buildings. The suspect appears to be wearing a hooded sweatshirt.Another subject in the surveillance video can be seen walking with the suspect, but Hickman said this person has been blurred out and is not the subject of interest.Members of the community such as Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Paul Trantham said violent crimes like the murder of Pratt happen too often in Southeast. “Homicides in Southeast are not unusual. As a matter fact you can believe you are going to have at least two to three homicides a week,” Trantham told the AFRO on Nov. 28. He said the crime is continuous, “killing and stealing, and taking people’s money.”Trantham, a two-term councilmember of the 8B02 region in Ward 8, was on the scene the day of the slaying. He said the family of the victim had been called to the crime scene and were able to identify Pratt by what she was wearing. “They were upset,” he said repeatedly, describing the emotions of Pratt’s family. Police on the scene told Trantham the victim was married and lived nearby in the Barry Farms neighborhood.Trantham said a lot of the crime stems from guns being easily accessible in the neighborhood.“Until the city can get a handle on all these guns coming into the city we will keep revisiting this kind of violence,” he said. Trantham also blames drugs for a majority of the robberies and murders. “For drugs they will rob their friend, their mother, just to support a habit.”According to Trantham, who also works as a private investigator, there are more than 200 unsolved murders in Southeast D.C.  According to the MPD website, there are 59 unsolved major case homicides and six unsolved transgender homicides in 2016.Trantham explained district officers are understaffed and residents are afraid to come forward about crimes. “It’s the lack of visibility and presence of police officers,” he said.However, poverty and a lack of resources is not an excuse for the amount of violence in the area, according to Trantham. He said young people need to apply themselves more, “It is poverty in our area, but I will no longer buy into they have no jobs available.” He said there are more than 30 new recreational centers in the district, “A lot of local leaders should stop saying they don’t have opportunities.”last_img read more

State to reserve 30 seats in WBNUJS for domiciles

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government is going to reserve seats up to 30 percent for the students having domicile in the state and aspiring law students.Seats would also be reserved up to 5 percent for the poor meritorious students in the same field. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed in the Assembly on Tuesday. It would allow the state government to reserve the seats for the students from the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMoloy Ghatak, the minister of Judicial and Law Department, said in the Assembly on Tuesday that there are many law aspirants in the state who are unable to pursue law studies due to poverty. The minister said many students from the state will get the opportunity once the law is enforced. Ghatak also clarified that the students would secure admission in West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences on the basis of merit — a test is conducted at the National level. Despite having being featured on the merit list, many poor but meritorious students cannot afford to study law. This had prompted the state government to amend the existing law of the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The students whose names would feature on the merit list but face economic challenges would be given the opportunity to study law by reserving seats up to 5 percent following the amendment. Seats would be reserved up to 30 percent for the students who have domicile in the state, if they find place on the National merit list,” Ghatak said in the Assembly. The minister also maintained that his department had approached Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying there are many students from Bengal who have been able to pursue law studies as they are economically challenged. After listening to the proposal, the Chief Minister assured that steps would be taken in this regard. It may be mentioned that earlier there was no provision in the law which could have allowed the state government to reserve seats for the candidates having domicile in the state. Some other states give opportunity to the students having domicile in their respective states, the minister told the House on Tuesday. While the Bill was tabled in the Assembly, Snehasish Chakraborty, a Trinamool Congress MLA said this move by the state government would be extremely beneficial for the students domiciled in the state. He also alleged that the Left Front government never thought of amending the law, paving way for the poor students to study law.last_img read more

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