Drop In Firearms Offences

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in ten years.Firearms were used in 332 recorded crimes in 2015/16, according to new figures released today.The number of crimes where a person was killed or injured by a firearm fell by over a quarter, from 48 in 2014/15 to 35 the following year.Robberies saw the largest drop in crimes where firearms were involved, with 40% fewer in 2015/16 compared with the year before.An air weapon was the main firearm in nearly half (48%) of all offences involving a firearm in 2015/16.Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said:“Today’s figures show excellent progress is being made to tackle the scourge of gun crime in Scotland. I am particularly pleased that the number of people killed or injured by firearms continues to fall.“One offence involving a firearm is too many and we cannot be complacent. We will continue to work with police and the courts to eradicate gun crime.“It is encouraging to see air weapons being used in fewer crimes, but they still account for half of the firearms involved in offending. Our new air weapons licensing laws, which come into force at the end of this year, will better protect our communities by taking these weapons out of the hands of those who would misuse them.”last_img read more


South Sudan, the most dangerous country for aid worker- USAID

first_imgA U.N. truck drives past displaced South Sudanese families resting in a camp for internally displaced people in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Tomping, Juba, South Sudan, July 11, 2016. Beatrice Mategwa/United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)/Handout via REUTERS A U.N. truck drives past displaced South Sudanese families resting in a camp for internally displaced people in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Tomping, Juba, South Sudan, July 11, 2016. Beatrice Mategwa/United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)/Handout via REUTERSThe world’s youngest nation, South Sudan continues to be one of the most dangerous places for aid workers to operate, owing to reports that 15 aid workers have died this year.According to a report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at least 82 aid workers have been killed since the conflict began in December 2013.The country is currently facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as nearly 6 million people-about 50 percent of the country’s population are hungry.About 4 million people have been uprooted, including 1.9 million who are internally displaced and nearly 2 million who are refugees in neighbouring countries, the United Nation says.President Salva Kiir has been urged to end the suffering of the people by taking a number of specific steps in restoring a permanent ceasefire, ending obstruction of humanitarian access and engaging the warring parties in an inclusive peace process, USAID reportsSaving lives is getting harder to do as crises and conflicts grow in complexity, strain scarce resources, and often put aid workers in grave danger, the reports says.last_img read more


Tropical Storm Isaac moving away from Dominica

first_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Tropical Storm Isaac five-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicThe center of Tropical storm Isaac is moving through the Caribbean Sea and away from Dominica however, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Dominica.The center of tropical storm Isaac is now located in the Caribbean Sea and continues to move away from Dominica. However, rain bands from that system continue to linger just east of Dominica and are expected to move across the area by this afternoon into tonight as the system moves westwards.Some periods of light to moderate rainfall, isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds are likely over the island during the next 12 to 24 hours. Dangerous sea conditions are also expected during the next 24 hours with swells peaking near 10 feet and a small craft advisory remains in effect for rough seas.Some flash-flooding, landslides and falling rocks are likely and residents are advised to continue to take the necessary precautions.Tropical depression ten is located in the far Eastern Atlantic. The depression poses no threat to any land at this time. Another westward moving tropical wave is also located near the coast of Africa with a low chance of becoming a tropical depression at this time.Forecast for today and tonight; generally cloudy to overcast with light to moderate showers, periods of rain, possible isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds.Storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels in the northern section of the island chain with surge being accompanied by dangerous waves.Dangerous surf and rip current conditions will affect the Windward and Leeward islands during the next couple of days.Residents should continue to monitor the progress of this system and make all the necessary preparations for the arrival of this system. Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks should exercise caution.Dominica Meteorological Service LocalNews Tropical Storm Isaac moving away from Dominica by: – August 23, 2012last_img read more


Frustrated homicide suspect falls

first_imgHis apprehension around 3 p.m. on Aug. 26 was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant, a police report showed. The 26-year-old Ryan Olilang of Barangay Lonoy, Sapian was taken to the municipal police station.  A bail bond worth P72,000 was recommended for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PNcenter_img ILOILO City – A fisherman charged with frustrated homicide was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Sapian, Capiz.last_img


Europa League Draw: Manchester United Face Gruelling Travels With Arsenal Facing Face Time European…

first_imgManchester United face the unenviable prospect of a 6,000-mile round trip to Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan to face Astana in their Europa League group.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also been paired with Partizan Belgrade of Serbia and Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.Arsenal have drawn Germans Eintracht Frankfurt, Belgians Standard Liege and Portuguese club Vitoria.Wolves pulled out Besiktas of Turkey, Portuguese club Braga and Slovakians Slovan Bratislava.Scottish champions Celtic are with Lazio, Rennes, and Cluj. The Romanians eliminated Celtic in the Champions League qualifying rounds.Rangers were placed into Group G alongside Porto, Young Boys Bern and Feyenoord.The marathon trip to Kazakhstan’s capital city Nur-Sultan to take on Astana is far from ideal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team amid a hectic autumn domestic schedule.It is, however, the first time United have played in the country so will be a relatively attractive destination for United’s hardcore supporters despite the distance and 6.5-hour flight time.United haven’t played Partizan Belgrade since the Serbians knocked them out of the European Cup at the semi-finals stage in the 1965-66 season.There is also a first meeting with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar but this could present another logistical issue because the roof of their stadium collapsed in high winds earlier this month.United’s away fixture there could be switched to another venue if the roof isn’t fixed in time. Alkmaar played their play-off round fixture at the home of FC Twente.Arsenal will be satisfied with their draw, which involves a relatively small amount of travelling. They have never played Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt nor Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes.The Gunners have played Belgians Standard Liege on four occasions in the past, winning all four matches.They thrashed them 10-0 on aggregate in the 1993-94 European Cup Winners’ Cup and recorded home and away wins in the Champions League group stage in 2009-2010. Wolves are in European competition for the first time since 1980-81 and have already beaten Crusaders, Pyunik and Torino to make it to the group stage.They’ll be pleased with what should be a winnable group, with a visit to Istanbul to face Besiktas their most daunting assignment.Nuno Espirito Santo will expect his side to overcome Braga and Slovan Bratislava.Full Group Stage DrawsGroup A: Sevilla, Apoel Nicosia, Qarabag, F91 DudelangeGroup B: Dynamo Kiev, FC Copenhagen, Malmo, LuganoGroup C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, TrabzonsporGroup D: Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LaskGroup E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, ClujGroup F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, VitoriaGroup G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, RangersGroup H: CSKA, Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, FerencvarosGroup I: Wolsfburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, OlexandriyaGroup J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsberger ACGroup K: Besiktas, Braga, Slovan Bratislava, WolvesGroup L: Manchester United, FC Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AJ AlkmaarRelatedEuropa League: Man Utd Play Club Bruges, Arsenal Face Olympiakos In Last 32December 16, 2019In “Europa League”Ole Solskjaer Reacts To Odion Ighalo’s Debut Performance For Manchester UnitedFebruary 18, 2020In “England”UCL: Solskjaer’s Manchester United Face Tougher Test Against Barcelona In Quarterfinal ClashMarch 15, 2019In “UEFA”last_img read more


Wind gusts, rains as TS ‘Leon’ enhances ‘habagat’

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Tropical storm “Leon” (international name: “Noul”) continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” while over the West Philippine Sea on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.(PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN)The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the location of storm “Leon” at 330 kilometers (km) west-northwest of Coron, Palawan at around 10 a.m. It has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph.It no longer directly affects the country but it enhances the “habagat,” causing wind gusts and rains of varying degrees mostly over the western part of the country.Strong winds from time to time may be felt in Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, and Aklan.The “habagat” may also bring moderate to heavy rains over Aurora, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, and Aklan.Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains, will also prevail over the eastern part of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindanao, and the rest of Visayas.PAGASA warned that flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.A gale warning is also in effect over the western seaboards of Palawan including Kalayaan Islands, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, and Pangasinan, and the entire coastlines of Zambales due to rough to very rough seas with waves reaching 2.5 to 4.5 meters.Fisherfolk and those using small boats should not risk sailing into these areas.Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas with waves reaching 1.2 to 3.1 meters will prevail over the seaboards of the rest of the country. Those using small seacrafts are advised to take precaution when venturing out to sea, PAGASA said.Storm “Leon” will continue to move west-northwest until it exits from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Thursday morning, it added.last_img read more


Gators survive FAU in overtime

first_imgNov 21, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators tight end Jake McGee (83) runs past Florida Atlantic Owls defensive back Sharrod Neasman (29) and defensive back Alfred Ansley (28) and scores the game winning touchdown during overtime against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsNov 21, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators tight end Jake McGee (83) runs past Florida Atlantic Owls defensive back Sharrod Neasman (29) and defensive back Alfred Ansley (28) and scores the game winning touchdown during overtime against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsGAINESVILLE –  Just enough offense and another strong defensive effort was enough to help to help No. 8 Florida earn its 10th win of the year. Barely.It was yet another example of two glaring weaknesses — in the offensive line and kicking game.Florida was able to overcome both. The Gators (10-1) needed a touchdown pass from Treon Harris to Jake McGee in overtime to turn back upset-minded Florida Atlantic 20-14 on Saturday.It wasn’t expected to be nearly that close. The Gators were 31-point favorites against an FAU team that had won just twice in 10 games this season.Gators coach Jim McElwain did become the first coach in school history to win 10 games in his first year with the program, surpassing former greats Steve Spurrier, Urban Meyer, Galen Hall and Ray Graves, all of whom had nine in their initial year with the Gators.But McElwain was thinking more about improving than any personal milestone.“I am concerned about how (the offensive line) affects each other, not in a positive way, but in a negative way,” the Gators coach said. “Body language, energy. You watch it, they just mope around when something bad happens.”Kicker Austin Hardin missed field goals from 33 (hit the left upright) and 34 (wide right) yards out. What could have proved even more costly was his missed extra point attempt after the Gators’ touchdown in overtime. It was blocked by Nick Interincola.Hardin got a reprieve when the Gators defense shut down the Owls four straight plays after they had reached the 9-yard line in the overtime session.Florida is fortunate that its defense is good enough to pick up the slack. Defensive tackle Taven Bryan picked up a fumble by FAU quarterback Jaquez Johnson at midfield and rumbled 48 yards to the 2-yard line. Taylor gave Florida its first points on a short run two plays later.Jonathan Bullard was credited with four tackles and he knocked down a pass while applying pressure to Owls quarterbacks Johnson and Jason Driskel throughout the game. He was helped off the field twice with injuries but each time returned to the lineup.“Bullard had every opportunity to pull himself in that ball game,” McElwain said. “The guy, because he cares so much about the Gators, because he cares so much about his teammates, came back and played his tail off.”McGee was one of the few bright spots offensively for the Gators. He caught three passes for 36 yards including the game-winner. But the senior transfer from Virginia agreed that the offense has to get better.“We struggled. We just weren’t all together on it as a unit up front today,” he said. “We have to really improve this week and have a big week of practice.”FAU coach Charlie Partridge lauded his team’s effort against the Gators.“We made Florida earn everything and they had one big play, one big pass and essentially had a defensive score,” Partridge said. “Our kids never wavered and I am proud of that.Other than a 53-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway for Florida’s second touchdown, the Gators passing game struggled. Harris completed 8 of 17 for 122 yards, two scores and one interception. He was sacked five times and lost a fumble that FAU recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.last_img read more


Newcastle’s Benitez remains in picture, as manager gets annoyed at agent…

first_imgSergio Conceiçao hasn’t been in the best of moods recently. Last week the Porto manager appeared to physically threaten and warn a supporter at a youth match. The manager’s son was playing for Porto in the game, and when a fan gave the player abuse from the stands, Conceiçao leapt into action. Unfortunately there were cameras everywhere.Then at the weekend he appeared to get physical with an opposition player after Porto’s match, and since then he’s reacted to an agent supposedly offering his services around. Conceiçao doesn’t have an agent and has been left annoyed that an intermediary has offered him to Marseille with no mandate to do so.So that’s him out of the picture, but L’Equipe report Rafael Benitez very much remains in it. The Newcastle United manager has this week been repeatedly linked with a move to the French club, and he’s one of the main candidates for the role.Still unable to agree a new contract with Newcastle, the Spaniard would be available for free if he decides to leave the Premier League club.L’Equipe explain Marseille have a list of around ten potential new managers, and they don’t appear to have any concrete plan: ‘The tracks are multiple: young or experienced, French or foreign.’What may be interesting is Marseille’s financial situation. The club aren’t going to be able to fund a big squad improvement, quite the opposite, and is that really what Benitez would be looking for if he leaves Newcastle United?by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more


President-Elect Trump Claps Back at Meryl Streep After Golden Globes Speech

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — President-Elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to actress Meryl Streep, who used a keynote speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday to flame him for allegedly mocking of a disabled reporter in 2015.Trump called Streep “over-rated” and a “Hillary flunky who lost big.”Though she never mentioned the president-elect by name, Streep did reference a moment when a, “person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country” gave an impression of a disabled reporter.She noted that the “performance” broke her heart.Trump has always maintained that his intention was never to mock New York Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital disorder.“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” Streep said. “And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”Trump fired back Monday morning, calling the star, “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” and a “Hillary flunky who lost big,” and maintained that, “For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him….”groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!”Streep opened her speech by snarking that the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — has three words in the title that, “belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now.”She also acknowledged the diversity in the room, and explained that, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners…And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”The Oscar winner closed by quoting Carrie Fisher, who died almost two weeks ago after suffering a cardiac arrest.“As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art,’” she said. Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017 Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017center_img “groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Relatedlast_img read more