first_imgNash County Sheriff(EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C.) — A North Carolina husband has been considered as a person of interest by authorities after the decomposing body found in a rural area may be an emergency room nurse and mom, who went missing over the weekend.Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, was reported missing by her college-age daughter on Saturday, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.Diana Keel’s car was left parked at her home in Nashville, the sheriff’s office said.Keel’s husband, Lynn Keel, said he last saw his wife on Friday and is now a person of interest in the case, officials said.Lynn Keel was brought into the sheriff’s office for questioning and to help identify a body that was recovered by authorities which may be his wife, officials said at a news conference on Tuesday.The decaying body was found on Tuesday in Edgecombe County and sheriff’s officials said foul play was “definitely” involved in that person’s death.While the identity of the human remains has not been confirmed, the body was in a stage of decomposition that’s consistent with the length of time Diana Keel went missing, officials said.The Keels also have a 10-year-old son, who was staying with his grandmother as Lynn Keel met with investigators Tuesday, officials said.Lynn Keel was previously married. His former wife died and her death was ruled accidental, ABC Raleigh station WTVD reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgRacine Police Dept.(RACINE, Wis.) — A manhunt is underway after an off-duty Wisconsin police officer was fatally shot while trying to stop an armed robbery at a bar, authorities said.Officer John Hetland, a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, had worked the day-shift on Monday, Chief Arthel Howell said.At 9:40 p.m. Monday, the veteran officer was off-duty when he saw an armed robbery unfolding at Teezers Tavern in Racine, about 25 miles south of Milwaukee.“Hetland took immediate action,” Howell said, and “during his effort to intervene,” he was shot.It is not clear if Hetland identified himself as an officer, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said.Hetland is survived by two children, Racine Mayor Cory Mason told reporters on Tuesday.“I’ve ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff today and until his burial,” said the mayor, who had met the slain officer. “I just really can’t express how deeply we feel the loss of this officer. It’s been more than 40 decades since we’ve had a loss in this city.”“Everybody’s still in shock.”No arrests have been made, Howell said.The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday released an image of the suspect caught on surveillance video.Authorities are canvassing the area looking for more video, Beth said.The gun hasn’t been found, the sheriff said.A local business has offered a $5,000 reward and the FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for the capture of the suspect, Beth said.“Officer Hetland was a trusted and highly respected member of the department, serving in various positions over the years, including an assignment as a field training officer, as well as a member of the Greater Racine FBI Gang Task Force,” the chief said in a statement on Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgTHE way 25-year-old Torell Ondaan and 20-year-old Liam Gorden have blended into the Golden Jaguars’ setup would give the impression that they have been around before, but they have not.The former, based in Holland, and the latter who plays in England donned national colours for the first time against Bermuda last Thursday night.They both joined the Guyana national senior team at a historic juncture as the nation, for the first time in their 117-plus year history, have qualified for the premier tournament in the CONCACAF Confederation, the Gold Cup.Speaking with GFF Media, both young men have said that they are excited and gratified at being given the opportunity to represent Guyana and will strive to represent with pride.Torell Ondaan, who plies his trade at SC Telstar in Holland, described his feelings on making his debut as amazing and something that one cannot really describe: “The feeling is so amazing to be a Guyana player. It is one of the biggest dreams for me because I come from Holland, I’m born there but I always like to go to Guyana to see everybody, to feel everything about Guyana.”He noted that whenever he travels to Guyana he feels all the love, “That’s why this is the biggest dream of my life.”Born to Guyanese parents in Holland, Yonette and Lionel, and playing at the Second Division Level, Ondaan describes himself as the easy guy. He sees himself as a team player and has already felt the warmth of his teammates even though he has been with the team for just a matter of days.“Everybody is so lovely and nice to me and I am still grooving into the team. I will see what I can do for the team, not for myself but more for the team. It’s amazing really, everybody is so nice, I didn’t expect that.”Stating that this is home for him, Ondaan said his knowledge of Guyanese is that they are strong in will and he is encouraging everyone, players and all, to work together as a family not as individuals.He is calling on fans and supporters to be persistent with the team: “Stay patient, watch the games with all the love and don’t be aggressive if we miss chances or something. We are here now for the team, for the country and it’s amazing already that we have made it this far.”Meanwhile, Liam Gorden, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week and plays as a defender with English club side Dagenham & Redbridge FC, described his debut as a massive opportunity.“It’s the first time for me playing international football and it’s the best thing you can ask for. It’s better than club football; it’s a different experience. It’s a big thing for me and my family as well, just to recognise the Gorden name it makes me proud that I am Guyanese. It’s a dream come true for me.”Gorden’s grandparents are from the Ancient County of Berbice, his grandfather hailing from Belladrum.He notes that for the team to push on further there must be a collective effort fuelled by a deep sense of togetherness.“The only way we’re going to push on far is for all of us, management and players, to be together and want it. We know what the goal is and we know what to do on the pitch and we’ll do that. I just want the team to do well.“It doesn’t matter if I play or not, I’m part of the programme and it’s a massive opportunity for me as a young player to be involved in this. So I just want the country to do well and for everyone to recognise how good we can be.”Young Gorden is calling on the fans and supporters to get behind the team and support: “It’s the first time that Guyana have ever been in this competition and it’s a massive competition. As long as everyone is behind us we’ll do whatever we can to prove to you that we can do it and let everyone know what Guyana is about.”last_img read more

first_imgIndian shooters Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh failed to qualify for the women’s 10m air pistol finals at the 2012 Olympics on Sunday.Heena finished at 12th with 382 points while Annu Raj was 23rd with 378 at the Royal Artillery Barracks. A top eight finish would have taken them into the finals.A series of nines towards the end of the final round saw Heena end just three less than Russia’s Liubov Yaskevich, who totalled 385.Heena began the final round with five consecutive 10s, putting her in prime position for a place in the final. But a string of 9s in the next five shots meant she could only finish 12th.Annu Raj ended with a paltry 91 in the final round when she needed a near perfect round to make the final. She did not have a good start scoring 94 in the first round but stormed into contention with 96 and 97 in the next two rounds.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Leading PR1ME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, recently conducted a special two-and-a-half-hour mathematics lesson with several grade-five students and two teachers from the New Providence Primary School in Kingston. Ms. Lim Kai Ling was in Jamaica to lead the sessions at the second staging of the AMP…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was held from August 21 to 23 at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston. Leading PR1ME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, recently conducted a special two-and-a-half-hour mathematics lesson with several grade-five students and two teachers from the New Providence Primary School in Kingston.This session was facilitated by The Book Merchant Limited (BML), organiser of the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, which for the past 13 years has adopted the New Providence Primary School.Ms. Lim Kai Ling was in Jamaica to lead the sessions at the second staging of the AMP…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was held from August 21 to 23 at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston.“We took advantage of the visit of the Singaporean trainer to assist teachers and students at the New Providence Primary School. The teachers observed the lesson, which will assist them as they prepare for their own lesson delivery for the new National Standards Curriculum and the Primary Exit Profile (PEP),” Chief Executive Officer of BML, Sharon Neita, told JIS News.President of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Howard Smith, welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with the BML, as education and literacy is one of six areas of focus for the club.“We thought it was a good idea to partner with another company to do maths intervention, which is essential, based on the current challenges that persons are having with (the subject),” he explained.The service club provided lunch for all the participants. Feedback from all present at the session was very positive.For student, Kebra Simpson, the teaching session by Ms. Lim Kai Ling was fun. “She explained the information clearly and taught us how to draw out the bar model for problem-solving,” he said.Meanwhile, the mathematics expert was equally impressed with the students. She described them as “very well behaved”, adding that “they were open-minded, eager to learn and very responsive”.She pointed out that prior to the start of the session, she checked their knowledge of concepts taught in grades three and four and was impressed with their retention of the concepts.“In Singapore, our teachers are supervised to make sure that they will have student achievement,” Ms. Lim Kai Ling noted. For grade-four teacher, Nicole Thompson, who is also trained in PR1ME Mathematics, the material presented by Ms. Lim Kai Ling assisted in strategies for solving problems and critical thinking.Mrs. Thompson commended the parents and guardians who sent the children out and expressed delight at the turnout of students.“This is my corner of the world, and I try to make a difference here. The children came, as their parents responded very well to my WhatsApp note to come out for this extra mathematics class,” she said.More than 600 primary-school mathematics teachers, coaches and specialists from Jamaica, Belize and Barbados participated in the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was fully endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. This session was facilitated by The Book Merchant Limited (BML), organiser of the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, which for the past 13 years has adopted the New Providence Primary School.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, revealed that it has completed the world’s first very large crude carrier fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system which meets the IMO’s 2020 Sulfur Cap requirements.The supper large tanker, boasting 310,000 in dwt and a length of 336 meters, features a SOx scrubber, which can reduce sulfur oxide emissions to less than 0.5 pct from the existing 3.5 pct, according to the shipbuilder.The gas cleaning system is 11 meters high and 8.3 meters wide and uses seawater to clean the exhaust gas waste.The VLCC, named Almi Atlas, is also described as highly energy efficient mainly due to the high-tech rudder and propulsion technology installed onboard.Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries hosted a naming ceremony for the green tanker on Tuesday, March 13. It is the first of two ships ordered by Greek shipowner Almi Tankers in August 2016.The shipbuilder believes the gas cleaning technology would enable it to become the preferred builder of green vessels of the future that would need to replace the outdated vessels in order for shipowners to comply with the 2020 Sulfur cap.Estimates from Clarkson Research indicate that about 10 percent of the total of 92,000 of world’s vessels which will be 20-years old in two years would have to be replaced with environmentally-friendly units.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license The U.S.-based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of the first of six Ultramax drybulk vessels purchased earlier this year.The 2015-built ship has been renamed the M/V Dublin Eagle. The high specification SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel, fitted with a scrubber, was built at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry.Four of the six bulkers, acquired through two separate deals, will be delivered with scrubbers. The additions are a part of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet renewal strategy.“Coupled with our existing scrubber initiative, we believe these acquisitions increase our leverage to the opportunities IMO 2020 will present,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, earlier noted.In July 2019, the company said it would offer USD 100 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 in a private placement, in a move to secure funds to finance a portion of the total price of the six Ultramaxes.Once it takes delivery of the five remaining units, Eagle Bulk Shipping, one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax/Ultramax segment, will have a fleet of 50 ships, including 20 Ultramax drybulk vessels acquired over the last 36 months.,Four of the six bulkers, acquired through two separate deals, will be delivered with scrubbers. The additions are a part of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet renewal strategy.“Coupled with our existing scrubber initiative, we believe these acquisitions increase our leverage to the opportunities IMO 2020 will present,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, earlier noted.In July 2019, the company said it would offer USD 100 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 in a private placement, in a move to secure funds to finance a portion of the total price of the six Ultramaxes.last_img read more

Utah 8-110112121%11%2% Alabama 8-121435%43%12% Clemson is sitting pretty at the top spot. Alabama leapfrogged Ohio State to be No. 2. While LSU and TCU slipped, Iowa and Stanford made big leaps.So go the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Were the selection committee to form a playoff this week, its top four would be Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame. But who cares about this week? Let’s fast-forward to Dec. 6, when the final decision on this year’s playoff participants will be announced. Our model simulated the rest of the season, and the results are in the table below. TCU 8-1151239%10%4% Ohio State 9-032544%56%15% LSU 7-199814%12%3% Temple 8-122283944%<1%<1% Wisconsin 8-22517243%<1%<1% We project that three of the top four teams from this week will make the playoff, but we expect Baylor to surpass Notre Dame. It’s no guarantee, though; the Bears will play three games against top 15 teams — including a big one against Oklahoma on Saturday — so their playoff odds are only 31 percent.Another big change in our model since last week: Clemson has a lock on the No. 1 ranking. After gritting out a tough win over Florida State last week, the Tigers’ playoff odds are at 67 percent, with a 17 percent chance of taking the national title. Both numbers top all other teams. Ohio State has the second-highest odds of making the playoffs; the model put them at 56 percent. Alabama, fresh off an impressive win over LSU, has playoff odds of 43 percent.And finally, for you methodology diehards, we’ve made some slight tweaks to the model since last week. You can read about them here. For a deeper explanation, read Nate Silver’s original explanation of the model’s methodology. Oklahoma St. 9-0841338%23%5% Mississippi St. 7-21716153%3%<1% North Carolina 8-123182030%4%<1% Oklahoma 8-11214119%17%7% Michigan St. 8-11382211%10%1% Memphis 8-12131453%<1%<1% Clemson 9-013667%67%17% Navy 7-120155418%<1%<1% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Florida 8-111101438%17%3% Notre Dame 8-1469—30%8% USC 6-3—19719%1%<1% Houston 9-024223634%2%<1% Iowa 9-05132928%22%2% Baylor 8-067234%31%12% RankingProbability of … Michigan 7-214201613%7%1% Mississippi 7-3—26109%<1%<1% Northwestern 7-2182961<1%<1%<1% Stanford 8-1751152%28%6% Florida State 7-21624170%<1%<1% Oregon 6-3—23321%<1%<1% UCLA 7-21921186%3%<1% College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 10. read more

first_img Related Items:acquisition, defence force patrol craft, p301 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Coral Harbour Base 3 August 2015: P301 is the fifth addition of nine vessels to arrive into the fleet of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force. It arrived at the Prince George Wharf on Friday 31st July, 2015 at 9 o’clock.P301 is the first of four Coastal Patrol Class Vessels that has been procured as a part of the Sandy Bottom Project. This modern design patrol vessel is outfitted will all of the necessary equipment for vessels of its class to operate both effectively and efficiently on their tour of duty. P301 will be commanded by Sr. Lieutenant Bertram Bowleg whom is a 26yr veteran of the Force. The ship is 100ft in length with a range of 6000nm and has a total compliment of 13 crew members.The acquisition of this vessel will allow this class of vessel to access coastal waters throughout the Bahama chain of islands.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more