Indigo Shire Throws Support behind IDAHOBIT

first_imgIndigo Shire Throws Support behind IDAHOBIT Indigo Shire Council has again thrown its support behind IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia).In a small but powerful ceremony on Monday, the rainbow flag was raised, followed by a speech from Mayor Jenny O’Connor and special guest Archer Irving from the North East Pride Collective.Archer thanked Indigo Shire for its ongoing support in celebrating diversity and said that IDAHOBIT presents an opportunity for global recognition of the challenges LGBTQIA+ people face every day.“As the level of government closest to the community, Council holds a key role in cultivating an inclusive environment and representatives must represent the people they liase for. The simple act of raising a rainbow flag in front of an institution of local government is a marker of pride on a much larger scale,” Archer said.Archer’s speech included a moving story about her personal experiences growing up in the North East.“When I was in Year Nine, I asked a member of staff at my school if I could attend my high school debutante ball with a partner of the same sex. The response I was met with was one of uncertainty and discomfort. It was: “I don’t know.” It was: “Maybe if one of you wears a suit.”Archer said IDAHOBIT is pride in action and that the support Indigo Shire is showing in flying the flag is bigger than just a single day, a sentiment echoed by Mayor Jenny O’Connor.Councillor O’Connor acknowledged the importance of celebrating IDAHOBIT, not just every year, but every day of the year.“We want all members of our community to feel safe and supported and we hope that by doing simple things like today’s event, we’re showing that Indigo Shire is no place for discrimination and hate.”“We are shining the light on our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment.”Indigo Shire’s Directory of Community and Economic Development, Mark Florence said he was proud of the steps Indigo Shire Council had taken over the last few years, and in particular, the key role staff members played in supporting the North East Pride Collective in developing the Rainbow Ball. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, council, Economic Development, environment, Government, Rainbow, school, sexlast_img read more

Ministry Receives Final Draft of Housing Policy

first_imgRelatedMinistry Receives Final Draft of Housing Policy Ministry Receives Final Draft of Housing Policy EnvironmentJuly 13, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Water and Housing has received the final draft of a housing policy document from a group of experts, who were hired to formulate the document, last year.Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace (right), having a light discussion with Chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Gentle Wallace, at the Council’s 50th anniversary banquet, held on July 10 at the Morgan’s Harbor Hotel, in Port Royal. Minister Chang was the guest speaker at the event.This was announced by Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who was speaking at the 50th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) of Jamaica, at the Morgan’s Harbour Hotel, in Port Royal, on July 10.“We are finally on the verge of putting in place a National Housing Policy, to bring order and cohesiveness to the sector. The Ministry is in possession of the final draft of the document, which will be considered by the Cabinet shortly and then tabled in Parliament,” Dr. Chang said.The Minister pointed out that the policy has embraced a number of new and innovative approaches to construction, while reiterating that the construction sector will play a key role in the implementation of the housing policy.Dr. Chang said that the policy embraces, among other things, the application of technological innovations to all aspects of the building industry; an expansion of the facilities within existing tertiary institutions to accelerate the skills training and capacity building of construction workers to enhance their productivity; and the use of low energy-consuming construction techniques and materials in all segments of the construction industry.He added that the housing policy also addresses appropriate construction practices to mitigate the adverse effects of potential hazardous events and encourage the use of cheaper alternative building materials.At the same time, the Housing Minister reminded his audience that the government was committed to working with players in the private sector, as it moves to serve the housing and construction needs of the population.“I believe that we stand to benefit significantly from collaboration with private sector entities such as the CIC,” he told the members.He singled out the work being done by one agency of the Ministry and the superiority of block and steel construction over other forms.“The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is exploring the efficient use of block and steel technology. Although building systems have been widely used in Jamaica for more than 35 years, block and steel is still the preferred choice for the general population. While in the traditional approach, it is no match for system building, it provides the greatest stimulus to our construction industry and is the most effective way to boost sales of construction material,” Dr. Chang said.And, while systems building is often thought to be a cheaper alternative, the Minister said there have been recent instances in which block and steel contractors are tendering on a competitive level and in some cases giving a better price.“In fact, for projects with less than 150 units, the efficient use of block and steel construction should prove effective and competitive when compared with system building as currently priced by our contractors,” he said.“The HAJ is now delivering a 270 sq. ft. studio unit on 3000 square feet of land with full infrastructure constructed from six-inch reinforced concrete blocks and a timber frame, aluminum sheet covered roof at Luana, in St. Elizabeth, for $2.5 million. The project has 49 units and will be completed in September 2010,” Dr. Chang said.He said the HAJ is also now in the process of constructing 100 similarly finished units with a reinforced concrete roof at Portmore Villas in Portmore, for a selling price of $3 million. He noted that both projects have been sold out and that construction is way ahead of the schedule dates given for completion.The housing policy was crafted by a group of experts from the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology, following the signing of a $21.6 million contract with the Ministry of Water and Housing to formulate a National Housing Policy and Implementation plan, on June 17, 2008. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedMinistry Receives Final Draft of Housing Policy RelatedMinistry Receives Final Draft of Housing Policylast_img read more

Enter the Madcap Music Hall! Tickets Now on Sale for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder follows Monty Navarro (Pinkham), a long-lost member of a noble family who stands to become the next Earl of Highhurst—if he can eliminate the eight other relatives (all played by Mays) who precede him in line for the title. The musical premiered at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in March 2013 before an acclaimed run at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage. Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of the musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. The witty musical begins preview performances on October 22 at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, with opening night set for November 17. View Commentscenter_img Mays and Pinkham are joined in the cast by Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff KReady, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Don Stephenson, Price Waldman and Catherine Walker. Directed by Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder features choreography by Peggy Hickey, scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, wig design by Charles LaPointe, music direction by Paul Staroba and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murderlast_img read more

Progress slowing, time running out to reach 2020 HIV targets – UNAIDS warns

first_img The Caribbean’s Remarkable Response to COVID-19 GENEVA, 18 July 2018—UNAIDS is issuing countries with a stark wake-up call. In a new report, launched (on Wednesday) in Paris, France, at an event co-hosted with Coalition PLUS, UNAIDS warns that the global response to HIV is at a precarious point. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the report, Miles to go—closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices, warns that the pace of progress is not matching global ambition. It calls for immediate action to put the world on course to reach critical 2020 targets. “We are sounding the alarm,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Entire regions are falling behind, the huge gains we made for children are not being sustained, women are still most affected, resources are still not matching political commitments and key populations continue to be ignored. All these elements are halting progress and urgently need to be addressed head-on.” HIV prevention crisis Dec 3, 2019 Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP EvaluationThe Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, but an evaluation done last year has found that the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. Of concern, according to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), is that the annual number of…January 22, 2019In “CARICOM”UN adopts declaration on ending AIDSUNITED NATIONS, CMC – The United Nations Wednesday adopted a progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration on Ending AIDS which includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The declaration…June 9, 2016In “CARICOM”Collaborate on innovations to reach key populations – NAPS Managers, civil society advised (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat) The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) commenced the Seventh Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners in Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, 11 March 2019. The meeting was hosted 22 months ahead of the end of 2020…March 13, 2019In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Special Rapporteur Wants More Access for Persons… Global new HIV infections have declined by just 18% in the past seven years, from 2.2 million in 2010 to 1.8 million in 2017. Although this is nearly half the number of new infections compared to the peak in 1996 (3.4 million), the decline is not quick enough to reach the target of fewer than 500 000 by 2020. The reduction in new HIV infections has been strongest in the region most affected by HIV, eastern and southern Africa, where new HIV infections have been reduced by 30% since 2010. However, new HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries. In eastern Europe and central Asia the annual number of new HIV infections has doubled, and new HIV infections have increased by more than a quarter in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 20 years. Treatment scale-up should not be taken for granted Due to the impact of antiretroviral therapy roll-out, the number of AIDS-related deaths is the lowest this century (940 000), having dropped below 1 million for the first time in 2016. Yet, the current pace of decline is not fast enough to reach the 2020 target of fewer than 500 000 AIDS-related deaths. In just one year, an additional 2.3 million people were newly accessing treatment. This is the largest annual increase to date, bringing the total number of people on treatment to 21.7 million. Almost 60% of the 36.9 million people living with HIV were on treatment in 2017, an important achievement, but to reach the 30 million target there needs to be an annual increase of 2.8 million people, and there are indications that the rate of scale-up is slowing down. West and central Africa lagging behind Just 26% of children and 41% of adults living with HIV had access to treatment in western and central Africa in 2017, compared to 59% of children and 66% of adults in eastern and southern Africa. Since 2010, AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 24% in western and central Africa, compared to a 42% decline in eastern and southern Africa. Nigeria has more than half (51%) of the HIV burden in the region and there has been little progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years. New HIV infections declined by only 5% (9000) in seven years (from 179 000 to 170 000) and only one in three people living with HIV is on treatment (33%), although HIV treatment coverage has increased from just 24% two years ago. Progress for children has slowed The report shows that the gains made for children are not being sustained. New HIV infections among children have declined by only 8% in the past two years, only half (52%) of all children living with HIV are getting treatment and 110 000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2017. Although 80% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their child in 2017, an unacceptable 180 000 children acquired HIV during birth or breastfeeding—far away from the target of fewer than 40 000 by the end of 2018. “One child becoming infected with HIV or one child dying of AIDS is one too many,” said Mr Sidibé. “Ending the AIDS epidemic is not a foregone conclusion and the world needs to heed this wake-up call and kick-start an acceleration plan to reach the targets.” Key populations account for almost half of all new HIV infections worldwide The report also shows that key populations are not being considered enough in HIV programming. Key populations and their sexual partners account for 47% of new HIV infections worldwide and 97% of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia, where one third of new HIV infections are among people who inject drugs. “The right to health for all is non-negotiable,” said Mr Sidibé. “Sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, prisoners, migrants, refugees and transgender people are more affected by HIV but are still being left out from HIV programmes. More investments are needed in reaching these key populations.” Half of all sex workers in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe are living with HIV. The risk of acquiring HIV is 13 times higher for female sex workers, 27 times higher among men who have sex with men, 23 times higher among people who inject drugs and 12 times higher for transgender women. “Communities are echoing UNAIDS’ call,” said Vincent Pelletier, positive leader and Executive Director of Coalition PLUS. “We need universal access to adapted prevention services, and protection from discrimination. We call upon world leaders to match commitments with funding, in both donor and implementing countries.” Stigma and discrimination persist Discrimination by health-care workers, law enforcement, teachers, employers, parents, religious leaders and community members is preventing young people, people living with HIV and key populations from accessing HIV prevention, treatment and other sexual and reproductive health services. Across 19 countries, one in five people living with HIV responding to surveys reported being denied health care and one in five people living with HIV avoided visiting a health facility for fear of stigma or discrimination related to their HIV status. In five of 13 countries with available data, more than 40% of people said they think that children living with HIV should not be able to attend school with children who are HIV-negative. New agenda needed to stop violence against women In 2017, around 58% of all new HIV infections among adults more than 15 years old were among women and 6600 young women between the ages of 15 and 24 years became infected with HIV every week. Increased vulnerability to HIV has been linked to violence. More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, often at the hands of their intimate partners. “Inequality, a lack of empowerment and violence against women are human rights violations and are continuing to fuel new HIV infections,” said Mr Sidibé. “We must not let up in our efforts to address and root out harassment, abuse and violence, whether at home, in the community or in the workplace.” 90–90–90 can and must be achieved There has been progress towards the 90–90–90 targets. Three quarters (75%) of all people living with HIV now know their HIV status; of the people who know their status, 79% were accessing treatment in 2017, and of the people accessing treatment, 81% had supressed viral loads. Six countries, Botswana, Cambodia, Denmark, Eswatini, Namibia and the Netherlands, have already reached the 90–90–90 targets and seven more countries are on track. The largest gap is in the first 90; in western and central Africa, for example, only 48% of people living with HIV know their status. A big year for the response to tuberculosis There have been gains in treating and diagnosing HIV among people with tuberculosis (TB)—around nine out of 10 people with TB who are diagnosed with HIV are on treatment. However, TB is still the biggest killer of people living with HIV and three out of five people starting HIV treatment are not screened, tested or treated for TB. The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September 2018 is an opportunity to bolster momentum around reaching the TB/HIV targets. The cost of inaction Around US$ 20.6 billion was available for the AIDS response in 2017—a rise of 8% since 2016 and 80% of the 2020 target set by the United Nations General Assembly. However, there were no significant new commitments and as a result the one-year rise in resources is unlikely to continue. Achieving the 2020 targets will only be possible if investments from both donor and domestic sources increase. Ways forward From townships in southern Africa to remote villages in the Amazon to mega-cities in Asia, the dozens of innovations contained within the pages of the report show that collaboration between health systems and individual communities can successfully reduce stigma and discrimination and deliver services to the vast majority of the people who need them the most. These innovative approaches continue to drive the solutions needed to achieve the 2020 targets. When combination HIV prevention—including condoms and voluntary medical male circumcision—is pursued at scale, population-level declines in new HIV infections are achieved. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is having an impact, particularly among key populations. Offering HIV testing and counselling to family members and the sexual partners of people diagnosed with HIV has significantly improved testing access. Eastern and southern Africa has seen significant domestic and international investments coupled with strong political commitment and community engagement and is showing significant progress in achieving the 2020 targets. “For every challenge there is a solution,” said Mr Sidibé. “It is the responsibility of political leaders, national governments and the international community to make sufficient financial investments and establish the legal and policy environments needed to bring the work of innovators to the global scale. Doing so will create the momentum needed to reach the targets by 2020.” In 2017, an estimated: 36.9 million [31.1 million–43.9 million] people globally were living with HIV 21.7 million [19.1 million–22.6 million] people were accessing treatment 1.8 million [1.4 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV 940 000 [670 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses UNAIDS The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 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LSH blow as new east of England chief quits

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Second vaping-related death in Kansas brings nationwide total to 9

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Another person has died after vaping, this time it was a man over the age of 50 who lived in Kansas. He becomes the second vaping-related death in the state, according to a statement from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly.The man who died had underlying health conditions, but no other details about the case were released.The state said it is working with public health officials in other states to gather information about what in e-cigarettes is leading to this kind of illness.“We are coordinating a response to combat this epidemic, so that families can avoid such tragic outcomes,” said Governor Kelly.There have been nine known deaths related to vaping in the US so far — two in California, two in Kansas, and one in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Oregon. That’s out of 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung injuries related to e-cigarettes as of September 17, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.This was the ninth confirmed case of a vaping-related illness in Kansas, including the two deaths. The cases range in age from 17 to 67. All were hospitalized according to a statement from the state, and two remain in hospital.The patients have used a mix of products and devices. Some report only vaping nicotine, others used THC, a cannabinoid product, some used only CBD and a combination of THC and nicotine.Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will testify before US House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Wednesday about the effects of e-cigarettes.“E-cigarettes are unregulated, which means that we don’t know what’s in them,” Norman said in Monday’s statement. “And, of great concern to me, is that in the midst of all these illnesses being reported, the amount of young people using them is significant.”Governor Kelly urged people in her state to follow the CDC’s advice and stay away from e-cigarette products while what specifically is causing people to get sick is still being investigated.People who are getting sick typically have a cough, shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, and some people vomit, have abdominal pain, and fever.If you think you are sick and have been vaping, make sure you go see a doctor right away. Related Articles:Collier County Public Schools advocates against vaping with new postersGetting your teen to cut the vaping habitFDA TV ads educate youth on dangers of e-cigarette use‘Trading an evil for an evil:’ Vaping not a safe way to quit smoking cigarettes Author: Jen Christensen and Jamie Gumbrecht, CNNWriter:WINK News Published: September 24, 2019 1:39 PM EDT Charlotte County teen speaks out after nearly dying from vaping SHAREcenter_img (CNN) Second vaping-related death in Kansas brings nationwide total to 9 NCH doctor says vaping, COVID-19 can have very similar symptoms Recommendedlast_img read more

Over £4000 Raised by Haugh of Urr to Highland Show and Back Bike Ride

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCycle for LouiseTravelling to and from the Royal Highland Show 2016 was slightly slower and more challenging for Katie Davidson from Halmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr.This year she challenged herself with cycling the 200 mile round trip to Ingliston and back to raise much needed money for her friend Louise Hartley.Louise, 24, was diagnosed with Hypercalcemic Type, Small Cell Cancer of the Ovary after having a tumour and ovary removed in March. Chemotherapy wasn’t successful in treating this aggressive and rare type of cancer, her family undertook their own research and found immunotherapy was their only hope in helping Louise to fight this horrendous disease.Unfortunately with only 500 known cases of her type of cancer worldwide, immunotherapy isn’t licensed on the NHS. So her family have turned to private health care and her treatments cost £3000 per treatment which she receives every three weeks.Lancashire-based Louise is well known in agriculture through her work as a journalist for the Farmers Guardian and as an enthusiastic member of Holstein Young Breeders and Young Farmers.As well as Cycling for Louise, Katie also judged the dairy calves and showmanship classes on the Sunday morning before making tracks for home.Katie would like to thank everyone who has supported her in raising money to help fund Louise’s treatments, especially Rodger Callander and Jane Armstrong, who each joined her on one leg of the journey.So far she has received over £4000.last_img read more

Duchess Meghan Markle made a sneaky trip to Canada to visit her best friend

first_imgPhoto by George Pimentel/WireImage(LONDON) — Duchess Meghan Markle made a secret trip to Toronto to visit her best friend, visionary style consultant and entrepreneur Jessica Mulroney.  She’s also the daughter in-law of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.Meghan, 37, who traveled without Prince Harry, flew commercial round-trip to Toronto for the three-day trip, ABC News has learned.“Meghan spent three days holed up at Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben’s home in Toronto,” said Omid Scobie, ABC News royal contributor. “They spent their days catching up, cooking together and, of course, playing with Jessica’s children, who love their ‘Auntie Meg.’”Meghan and Jessica, who met while Meghan lived in Toronto while filming Suits, also had a chance to catch up with old friends during Meghan’s under-the-radar visit.“There was one evening when Meghan and Jessica secretly headed out into the town to meet some of Meghan’s old, good friends,” Scobie said.Mulroney and her family played a starring role in Meghan’s May wedding to Prince Harry on the grounds of Windsor Castle.Mulroney and her husband sat in the front row at the wedding, across the aisle from the royal family. Their twin sons, Brian and John, served as page boys in the wedding and their daughter, Ivy, was a bridesmaid. Brian and John, seven, memorably held the train of Meghan’s Givenchy dress as she walked up the steps of St. George’s Chapel.Next spring, Meghan and Harry are scheduled to make their first tour of the United States as a married couple. She reportedly has no plans to visit her father, Thomas Markle, who has caused tension with her by speaking to the press.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Submarine killing: What we know about ‘one of the most spectacular murder cases in Danish history’

first_img Related Ole Jensen – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images(COPENHAGEN) — The submarine inventor accused of killing a journalist on his vessel in Denmark volunteered Monday to remain in jail until Nov. 15 in a case described as “one of the most spectacular murder cases in Danish history.”Swedish journalist Kim Wall boarded the UC3 Nautilus submarine in Copenhagen this summer to interview Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor who built and operated the submarine.But the submarine sank, Wall went missing and the inventor has since been charged in the death of the dismembered journalist, who was the only other person on the Aug. 10 trip.Madsen, 46, is charged with manslaughter, the equivalent of murder in Denmark, and indecent handling of a corpse. He has pleaded guilty to the latter but denies killing the 30-year-old journalist. He has been in jail since Aug. 12.His trial is expected to start in the spring, but several pre-trial hearings have taken place. Another one had been scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether Madsen should remain in prison for four more weeks, but his defense lawyer today informed the prosecutor that Madsen has volunteered to stay in prison.Here is a timeline of events in the case that has shocked Scandinavia.Saturday Oct. 7Copenhagen police announced they found Wall’s head and legs. The arms are still missing. The examination showed no fracture or blunt violence to the skull, which contradicts Madsen’s explanation that Wall died after the heavy submarine hatch cover hit her in the head, which led to a fracture to her skull.Police said that metal was attached to the body parts, which indicated an attempt to have them sink. The next step is to examine the torso again along with the other body parts to determine the cause of death, police said.Police also found a bag with Wall’s clothing, a knife and lead weights. Technicians will be looking into whether this was the knife used to inflict the stab wounds on her body, police said.Tuesday Oct. 3The prosecutor announced the result of Wall’s autopsy report. She had sustained 15 stab wounds, including 14 to her genitals alone. Her DNA was found on Madsen’s neck, hand and nostrils. Investigators also found several videos depicting women being killed and tortured on Madsen’s computer. These videos are presumed real and were recorded abroad, though not by Madsen, the prosecutor said. Jakob Buch-Jepsen, the prosecutor in the case, told ABC News that Madsen’s mental fitness was being examined.Tuesday Sept. 5Peter Madsen made his first public appearance in court. Madsen said that Kim Wall died aboard the submarine after she was accidentally hit in the head by the submarine’s 55-pound hatch cover.According to the prosecutor, Madsen gave this explanation on Aug. 12 behind closed doors. Madsen said that while in his submarine’s tower on Aug. 10, he slipped and lost grip of the heavy lid to the vessel. Wall was on her way up to the tower and was hit in the head with the cover, he said.Madsen said Wall sustained an open skull fracture and was bleeding from the head. She also had cramps, but they stopped after about 20 seconds, he told the court. She had no pulse and was dead, he said.Madsen said he decided to bury Wall at sea, but that he didn’t know anything about the dismemberment of Wall’s body parts. The prosecutor told Madsen that Wall’s head, arms and legs were cut off on purpose, and asked him who else would have cut off the body parts. Madsen did not have an explanation but maintained that he did not cut off her body parts. He denied killing Wall, but pleaded guilty to the charge of indecent handling of a corpse.The prosecutor also said that blood was found on the floor of the submarine as well as pair of women’s panties, tights and locks of hair. The judge decided that the results of Wall’s autopsy report would be off the record. The results were read out in court, but the media was prohibited from reporting them. The judge decided that Madsen was to be detained for four more weeks.Friday Aug. 25Madsen was now also charged with indecent handling of a corpse.Wednesday Aug. 23After a DNA-test, police announced that the torso that was found was Kim Wall’s. The Copenhagen District court announced that Madsen had changed his explanation. He now said that Wall died in an accident aboard the submarine and he buried her at sea. Later that day, police said a cyclist found a torso of a woman in the water missing the head, arms and legs.Sunday Aug. 13 Police announced that the submarine was probably sunk deliberately.Saturday Aug. 12 Peter Madsen was charged with involuntary manslaughter “under particularly aggravating circumstances” and detained. There’s no bail in Denmark but a judge has to rule every four weeks that further detention is justified.Friday Aug. 11 Kim Wall didn’t come back from the submarine ride. Her boyfriend reported her missing. Authorities started a search for the submarine. Peter Madsen was rescued by a private boat and the submarine sank.Madsen claimed he dropped Wall off at Refshaleøen, an island that used to be an industrial area in the harbor of Copenhagen. Later that day, police said they charged Madsen with killing Wall – before a body had been found.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, October 15, 2019•Monday, October 14, 9:46 a.m. Daniel E. Devine, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large. •Monday, October 14, 8:07 p.m. Rose M. Aldapa, 54, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for dog at large. •7 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington. •12:08 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•2:24 p.m. Amanda C. Ezeofor, 35, Mayville, N.D. was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended and speeding 57 mph in a 45 mph zone.•2:32 p.m. Officers investigated theft by a known juvenile suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•3:05 p.m. Matthew S. McComb, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired registration. •4:45 p.m. Rachael L. Massoth, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large and no dog registration. •5:23 p.m. Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 800 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•7:05 p.m. Officers investigated battery of a known suspect in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:34 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by phone in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:54 p.m. Amber N. Mays, 34, Argonia, was arrested, charged and confined with fleeing or attempting to elude, interference with law enforcement, possession of stimulant, possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended, ignition interlock required, possession of paraphernalia, speeding, disobey traffic signal, driving without headlights when required, Harper County bench warrant for probation violation and a Cooke County Texas warrant for failure to appear.last_img read more