#JaVotes2016: Simpson-Miller confident of victory

first_img After casting her vote at the Whitfield Town All Age School in her South West St Andrew constituency a short while ago, Simpson-Miller told members of the media that she will not say how many seats she is going to win, but noted that she is assured of victory. “Do I look like a loser? What sort of question is that?” Simpson- Miller quipped as journalists asked whether she would stay on as PNP President should she lose the election. “I know how many seats I am going to win, but I know the PNP will remain in power after this election,” added Simpson-Miller. The PNP President said after voting she is heading to her constituency office as she doesn’t see the need to prop up any PNP candidate who might be in a fight. In a plea to her supporters and Jamaicans in general, the Prime Minister begged for a peaceful election arguing that there is no need for intimidation or violence as people cast their votes. “I want no intimidation. I want no trouble. I want everybody to go out and cast their vote in peace,” said Simpson — Miller. She said her next address to the media will come later after the PNP’s victory. With a massive crowd shouting ‘Portia! Portia!’, the PNP President  left the Whitfield Town All Age School just minutes ago. Meanwhile, heavy voting is continuing at the polling station, which has several polling divisions. People’s National Party (PNP) President, Prime Minister Portia Simpson — Miller, has expressed confidence that she will remain in the top job when the votes are counted later this evening.last_img read more

Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Perpetual Biñan star spiker Alyssa Solomon has committed to playing for National University in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img NU is hoping to groom Solomon as its next star what with Jaja Santiago soon to graduate.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a breaking report by The Volleyball Reporter, the Inquirer’s newest multiplatform volleyball resource, Solomon joined Perpetual coach Otie Camangian Tuesday in sealing the deal with NU management.The 6-foot-1 opposite thus joins the F. Jhocson crew and is scheduled to enrol on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’According to NU’s Athletic Director for Athletic Programs, Sheila Nisperos, the Grade 10 transferee will already be eligible to play for NU’s girls’ volleyball team in Season 80.Solomon, one of the most hotly-recruited spikers in the high school ranks, was recently picked to join the Philippine national youth team which is Singapore-bound this week for the ASEAN secondary volleyball meet. Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL title Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View commentslast_img read more

Area athletes to grapple in CIF Individual meets

first_imgMoore League wrestlers will compete in the Central Division at Brea Olinda High. Millikan qualified 13 athletes while Lakewood qualified 12. Wrestlers from the Suburban, San Gabriel Valley and Sunset leagues will compete in the Coastal Division at Marina High. Local wrestlers hoping to reach the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield get things started today in the CIF Southern Section Individual Championships at various sites around Southern California. St. John Bosco, champion of the Trinity League, qualified wrestlers in all 14 weight classes and will compete in the Southern Division at Chino Hills High. Competition opens at noon today and runs through approximately 8 p.m. On Saturday, wrestling begins at 11 a.m. with the championship round at approximately 5 p.m. The top five finishers in each weight class from each divisional site will advance to next weekend’s Southern Section Masters Meet at Carter High in Rialto. The top eight wrestlers from each weight will qualify for the state meet. The state meet will be held at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield March 2-3. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Retired investigator tackles ‘cold cases’

first_imgHe dreads putting a case back in the vault for lack of leads – handing it to a deputy in charge of the archives who is nicknamed the “librarian.” But the part-time job beats gardening, he said, and he can go to work any day he wants. “The pressure of time is off our shoulders, and that’s the best improvement over what it was when I was an active homicide investigator,” Wachsmuth said. “That’s the most stressful thing because time keeps ticking off and you can’t stop it, obviously, and you must adhere to it.” For the Sheriff’s Department, having retired investigators such as Wachsmuth delve into cold cases is a way to marshal resources by attending to the kind of work peace officers can’t get to. Wachsmuth is part of a 12-investigator team, and technology is a big part of his job. Old cases usually were investigated correctly, but DNA analysis and advanced fingerprinting tools were not available at the time. So Wachsmuth sends a lot of material to the lab for analysis. Since returning to work in 2000, he has had victories. In a 1982 gas station murder case, Wachsmuth ran fingerprint evidence against a database and got a hit. The man was already in prison, but Wachsmuth got a 20-year-old photo of him and presented it in a photo “six pack” to two witnesses. The witnesses identified the man as having shot a motorist at a South Los Angeles gas station. The man, who had been due for release in 2027, was convicted and now is serving life in prison, Wachsmuth said. In the case of a woman who was taken from a Torrance drive-in theater, raped and slain, Wachsmuth used DNA evidence to identify three men who were already in prison. The three men have been charged in the Torrance case, he said. The oldest case Wachsmuth has handled was from 1946 and involves a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Inglewood and later killed. He hasn’t solved that case yet. The girl’s parents are dead; however, after their 6-year-old was killed, they did have other children. Still, Wachsmuth hasn’t contacted those individuals because he’s not even sure whether their parents told them about the slain child. It happens in cold cases that survivors often build completely new lives afterward, said Ilse Knecht, deputy public policy director for the National Center for Victims of Crime. Sometimes a rape victim’s new spouse might not know what happened to her, and it can be hard to revisit memories of the attack. But despite the “mixed bag” of emotions, victims appreciate justice in old cases. “I think for many victims, not only do they feel a sense of closure to a certain extent for the case, but they also are happy if that person is off the streets,” Knecht said. “For the victims, a lot of their fear is sort of a generalized fear for society.” Wachsmuth finds that time has a different effect on some witnesses. Sometimes, teenagers might not want to talk right after crimes, but years later as adults they change their mind. Wachsmuth no longer arrests suspects or meets with potentially hostile witnesses – he’s not allowed to. But Wachsmuth, whose forehead is wrinkled and whose hands are mottled, will put on a sport jacket, slacks and a tie to interview a pharmacist in an apparent overdose case or someone who might offer a lead in another case. He shows his badge, which says retired on it, but he makes it clear he’s no longer a peace officer – just a civilian investigator. And he keeps working. “Sometimes (the case) doesn’t go as fast as we all would want it to go, but that’s because of financial and human constraints,” he said. “But it does always go forward.” Xxx xxxxx Xxxx xxxxx Xxxx xxxxx Xxxx xxxx alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Robert Wachsmuth arrives at his job at the Sheriff’s Department, he turns on the lights – because he’s usually the first one there. The fact that Wachsmuth, 62, is even at work is unusual, since he retired in 1998. Wachsmuth is still retired – at least that’s what his badge says – but now he’s back at work as a civilian investigator on cold cases, and he makes it his business to show up at 6a.m. The Santa Clarita Valley residents spends hours perusing old case files, combing through the department’s massive evidence warehouse and trying to get a break in each case he’s been assigned. last_img read more

Freeway crash causes brief lane closure

first_imgWHITTIER – A semi truck and a vehicle collided Thursday morning on the southbound 605 freeway near the Peck Road exit, causing a brief lane closure, authorities said. CHP officers at the Traffic Management Center said there were injuries, but did not know the extent. No one was killed. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m., and all lanes were re-opened by 10:45 a.m., authorities said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Heynckes returns to Bayern till season end

first_img“There is a strong relationship of trust between Jupp Heynckes and FC Bayern,” said club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“He is at the moment the ideal coach for Bayern.”Heynckes will be assisted by the current co-trainer of Fortuna Duesseldorf, Peter Hermann and the current sports director of Bayern’s youth team, Hermann Gerland.It was along with Hermann and Gerland that Heynckes led Bayern to win the 2013 treble, the first — and only time — a German club won the Bundesliga, Champions League and German Cup titles in a season.“I would not have returned to any other club in the world, but Bayern Munich is close to my heart,” said Heynckes, vowing to transform the team back into a “successful” squad.In an interview with Kicker magazine, Heynckes said he was “not making a comeback, it’s a service for a friend.”“I’m doing it only because I owe a lot to Bayern.”The Bundesliga champions made no mention of former French international defender and Bayern stalwart Willy Sagnol, who had stepped in as interim coach after the shock departure of Ancelotti.Bayern are languishing in third place in the Bundesliga, five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.A stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League led the club to sack Ancelotti last month.Heynckes previously coached Bayern from 1987 to 1991, briefly in 2009 and then between 2011 and 2013.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes will come out of retirement to take take charge of Bayern Munich for the fourth time in his career © AFP/File / CHRISTOF STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Oct 6 – Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes will take over as manager until the end of the season, replacing the sacked Carlos Ancelotti.Heynckes, 72, will come out of retirement to take take charge of the squad from Monday, the fourth time he has coached Bayern.last_img read more

Government of BC – Accessibility Consultation Meeting

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Government is seeking feedback from residents on new laws and policies being developed to better support people with disabilities.Accessibility legislation would guide government, persons with disabilities, and the broader community to work together to identify, remove and prevent barriers.According to the government, there are more than 926,000 British Columbians over the age of 15 with some form of disability, nearly 25% of the population.- Advertisement -Public Engagement Sessions are being set in communities across the province with Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction who is seeking feedback to develop new laws, standards and policies.Session Three takes place in Fort St. John on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre in the Conference & Dance Room.The opportunity to provide feedback will be open from September 16 to November 29, 2019, at 4 pmAdvertisement Available ways to share your feedback include;Completing the online questionnaire. This will take approximately 10 minutes;Sending your comments by email or telephone;Attending an in-person session in one of nine locations;Participating in a virtual town hall;Community groups, libraries and other organizations can apply for resources for independent community meetings for up to $2,000 to host their own conversations and provide feedback. For details, visit SPARC BC.Organizations, self-advocates and advocates can also make formal submissions that will be posted to this site.After the consultation period ends, the B.C. Government will provide a summary of the feedback and input that has been received. This feedback and input will be used to inform the development of accessibility legislation for B.C.For more information, CLICK HEREAdvertisement To view the FB Event page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

David De Gea transfer fail – what really happened? Rooney, Ronaldo and Rafael Benitez to blame

first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon told talkSPORT he was surprised Real Madrid failed to sign David De Gea from Manchester United, but who is to blame for the move’s collapse?One of our favourite YouTube channels, 442oons, has come up with several conspiracy theories to explain why the deal wasn’t done.Check out the video above.last_img

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN AS WIFE DONATES KIDNEY TO HUSBAND

first_imgPictured from left to right are Helena, Sofie (7), Jacob (2) and Max (9) and HughA wife who donated her kidney in order to save her husband’s life has urged others to see if they are a compatible donor for their loved ones.Helena Campbell donated her kidney to her gravely ill husband Hugh, after discovering she was a compatible match.Several weeks ago Helena found out that her kidney was a match for her husband Hugh Campbell, 38, who had been on waiting list for a transplant for over 2 years without ever getting a call. In a interview with the Irish Mirror she told about how amazing the change was in her husband in less than 24 hours.“He had his surgery at 1pm on Monday and 9am Tuesday morning he came into my room and said he felt better immediately.“He looked 10 years younger and was no longer grey or white faced. He looked pink and healthy and just looked amazing.”Hugh was at home with his children when he began to suffer from some severe headaches. He decided to go to his GP to get it seen to, and he was then rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit.After tests it was confirmed by the doctors that Hugh had one black and shriveled kidney and the other kidney was only operating at 18%.Helena said that the doctor has never seen somebody with blood pressure as high as Hugh’s –“The doctor said he had never before seen somebody walk through the door with such high blood pressure and he was waiting for him to have either a heart attack or a stroke.”Hugh struggled for two years but in January 2014 it started to fail and he needed immediate dialysis. “I said to him that if he is still on the list in two years, I will get tested because we have three children and our life ahead of us as a family,” Helena said to the Irish Mirror.Hugh’s condition has dramatically improved since his surgery.“I’m the luckiest man alive and I’m alive because I have the most amazing, selfless, and wonderful woman who gave me hope when there was none and never gave up even when things were stacked against us and it was tough.”Helena added: “The first week afterwards I felt rough but now I am fine – I have no restrictions. “There should be more living donors. Please get tested if you have a loved one in need of a transplant. It is one of the best things you could do.”A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN AS WIFE DONATES KIDNEY TO HUSBAND was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:hugh campbellhusband wifekidney donationlast_img read more

ALL THE ACTION AT BLAZE BASKETBALL SUMMERCAMP IN LETTERKENNY – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThe Blaze Basketball Club in Letterkenny has grown from strength to strength in recent years.They held another successful summercamp this week with dozens of budding basketball superstars being put through their paces at Letterkenny’s Loreto Convent gym.Here are just a few pictures which show all the thrills and spills of the week. ALL THE ACTION AT BLAZE BASKETBALL SUMMERCAMP IN LETTERKENNY – IN PICTURES! was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BLAZE BASKETBALL SUMMERCAMPletterkennylast_img