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City issues press release in response to video | The Globe

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“Recently, there has been extensive online and media coverage related to an arrest of an individual in 2016 that the City of Worthington police department was involved in,” the release begins. “The Worthington Police Department’s vision is to be a united, community-minded organization dedicated to professionalism and committed to responsible and equitable public service through values reflecting our vigilance for the safety and well-being of our community. Any statements or conduct by City of Worthington police officers that undermine this vision are detrimental to the department and the public.

“Therefore, the City takes concerns of this nature seriously and takes any appropriate actions to resolve such concerns, such as reviewing data related to the incident, discussing the incident as appropriate with professionals internally and externally, potentially conducting a formal investigation or review internally or by a third party, and determining the appropriate course of action to address the incident, such as personnel actions, updating policies, procedures, or practices, and/or providing education or training sessions,” the release added.

The press release also stated that the city, due to data privacy laws, the city “cannot share any other information, at this point, related to the specific actions it is taking to address the concerns of this case.”

Also addressed in the press release is the use of force, including arrests, by police officers in performing law enforcement services.

“(The) City has established legally compliant policies and procedures, provides extensive field and ongoing training, documents and reviews all use of force used by police officers, and addresses specific issues with an individual officer’s use of force through coaching, retraining, performance plans, and/or discipline,” the release said. “Through these items and actions, the City establishes the expectation that police officers should use only the amount of force necessary to mitigate an incident, make an arrest, or protect themselves or others from harm. The city continually reviews these items and actions to ensure they comply with the law and industry best practices.”

Press Release: Police Issue Warning to Criminal Groups

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Source: winnfm.com

The Police Administration is sending a very strong warning to “Criminal Groups” within the country that seems to be at rival with each other, to cease and desist from this lawless practise immediately.

The warning comes right at the heels of a recent shooting incident at Cedar Grove, where 35yr-old Dorian Marshal of Donavans was allegedly shot and injured by a known assailant. Police have received certain information which seeks to suggest that this and previous shooting incidents which resulted in deaths, could be very well linked to an ongoing feud between these groups. The administration is making it clear that no lawless, criminal behavior; which threatens law and order and the safety and security of the people of this country, will be tolerated.

The public can be assured that several counteracting measures have since been put in place to defuse this situation. Police are therefore calling upon members of the public who have information on any form of criminal activities to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913462-3914.

PRESS RELEASE: Summer camp for juveniles at risk and young offenders

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The Department of Probation and Parole is once again hosting the “Summer Camp for Juveniles at Risk and Young Offenders”.

The opening ceremony took place at the Beanfield Secondary School, Vieux Fort on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

The camp participants will be guided by the theme: “Together we can make a difference”. During the camp which concludes on July 28, 2017 students will be engaged in various activities including Social Justice Art, a film production workshop and a sports component to name a few.

Twenty-four youth will benefit from this summer camp which is aimed at providing positive direction and focus for young persons.

Social workers and community leaders will comprise the main facilitators of the workshop which is known to have produced positive outcomes since its inception in 2015.


Joint press release: Zero accountability

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In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless.

Three years on, no justice has been attained for victims and survivors of the attack. While 500 Palestinian complaints were filed with Israeli military courts over the 2014 Gaza war, only three soldiers were convicted as of August 2016, for minor felonies such as credit card theft. Military commanders and politicians — those most responsible for the massive loss of life — were never held accountable for their role in violations of International Law and International Human Rights Law.

The sole legal recourse for Palestinians in Gaza is the Israeli military court system, a kangaroo court run by the same military which carried out the attack. As the Israeli human rights organization B’tselem explains, “the military is more likely to lose track of a file altogether than to press charges based on a file.”[1]

Visualizing Palestine, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Adalah The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights have produced a series of visuals to mark the third anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza. All the data is sourced from research conducted by Al Mezan on the ground in Gaza during and in the aftermath of the attack, and re-verified in the year following the attack.

Over the next 50 days, Visualizing Palestine will intermittently release a series of visuals highlighting the crime and impunity of Operation Protective Edge.

For more press information please contact data@visualizingimpact.org

[1] How the Israeli Military’s “Justice” System Shields an Illegal Occupation. Hagai El-Ad, B’tselem. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/how-israeli-military-s-jus…

Temple police chief: TPD news release contained error

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TEMPLE — A police department news release encouraging the public to help locate Killeen boater Jason Bernal was inaccurate, Chief Floyd Mitchell said.

The chief said the department erred because detectives knew that arrangements were ongoing for the intended surrender of Bernal, who is charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two Belton Lake swimmers.

TPD spokeswoman Shawana Neely used a standardized news release form, but the last paragraph that asked for public assistance was inaccurate and should not have been included when it was released to media outlets, Mitchell told the FME News Service late Saturday evening.

“Yes, the warrant information went to Shawana to put out and she used her standard press release form that has that statement on the bottom when a warrant is issued,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said he was unaware the Friday news release asked the public to notify the police department or Bell County Crime Stoppers if Bernal’s location was known. When Mitchell was asked if that sentence was applicable in Bernal’s case, he said it wasn’t.

Bernal, 44, is charged with negligent homicide in connection with the deaths of 37-year-old Patrick Oliver and his 4-year-old daughter Kaitlyn Oliver. Kaitlyn died hours after a boating accident at Temple Lake Park on June 23. Oliver died Thursday morning.

Bernal was backing up his houseboat at the Belton Lake park when he allegedly ran over Kaitlyn, who became trapped in the boat’s propellers. Oliver was maimed by the propellers when he tried to rescue his daughter.

Barrett Thomas, Bernal’s attorney, has been in communication with the Bell County district attorney’s office, a police investigator and a Bell County Jail supervisor to arrange for Bernal to safely and efficiently turn himself in. Bernal is expected to surrender to authorities this week.

Bernal, arrested June 23 in connection with Kaitlyn’s death, was released from jail June 26 after posting $150,000 bond.

The recommended bond on the second charge was set at $200,000 by Bell County Justice of the Peace David Barfield.

Thomas said he took issue with the bond amounts, and will request a bond reduction hearing.

Thomas said Sunday he was pleased that Mitchell acknowledged the department’s error.

“I appreciate his comments and look forward to a peaceful, cooperative resolution of this issue in the very near future,” Thomas said.


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White House Confuses Taiwan And China In Painful G20 Press …

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Just before leaving the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, President Donald Trump held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Following that high-level talk, the White House blasted out a transcript of Trump’s public remarks preceding the meeting, a document that called Xi “President Xi of the Republic of China.”

One problem: the “Republic of China” refers to Taiwan. China is referred to as the “People’s Republic of China.”

This is not the first time that Trump has blundered into the extremely sensitive question of Taiwan’s sovereignty.

Before he was even sworn into office, Trump angered China by taking a phone call from Taiwan’s president, something a U.S. leader has not done in decades. Though Trump defended the call at the time, he later told Xi he would honor the “one China” policy and not recognize Taiwan’s status as a sovereign nation.

On Saturday, according to the White House’s transcript, Trump told Xi: “It’s an honor to have you as a friend,” and called China a “great trading partner.”

Though the White House did not provide a translation of Xi’s remarks, Shanghai Media Group’s correspondent Ching-Yi Chang shared a translation with the U.S. press.

Xi, striking a more sober note than Trump, said “there is a lot of work needed to be done” on the “sensitive issues [that] remain in the China-U.S. relationship.”

“Differences emerge endlessly,” Xi reported said.

PRESS RELEASE: Jayda, Kaylina win with Flow 7 Shades of Summer

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One of the hottest events for Saint Lucia Carnival 2017 came off this week, as soca superstar Teddyson John presented the fifth edition of U4RIA, featuring seven kings on one stage.

Former Calypso Monarch, Herb Black; Groovy Soca Monarch, Arthur Allain; and Groovy and Power Soca Monarch, Ricky T performed alongside Trinidad and Tobago kings, Kerwin Dubois, Voice, and Roy Cape, bringing Pigeon Island to life, as tens of thousands of patrons rocked through the night.

Kaylina Mondesir and friends

Among that number were Flow customers who had won tickets to U4RIA thanks to their participation in the Endless Everything Summer promotion, 7 Shades of Summer.

To win, all customers had to was to take a selfie with six of their friends wearing sunglasses and different shades of blue clothing, and post it on Facebook and Instagram with the #EndlessEverythingSummer hashtag.

Jayda Hunte and Kaylina Mondesir had the most creative posts, with the highest engagement, garnering thosuands of likes between them.

The two young ladies were joined by their friends for a presentation ceremony on Wednesday at Flow Baywalk, during the course of which they were delighted to receive their tickets.

Jayda Hunte (second from left) and friends

Said Jayda:

“A group of six of my friends and I decided to take part in the U4RIA competition, because all of us were excited to go, but the tickets were a little pricey. So we decided to enter the competition, and we thought, what would make it more interesting and exciting? So we decided we had to incorporate the U4RIA name, and now we are all thrilled to be winners with Flow!”

With 7 Shades of Summer, customers can continue posting their photos for the opportunity to win tickets to Sedale Simei’s Transcend, as well as Wet Fete and Mess.

In the Flow Endless Everything Summer promotion, customers can win cash and prizes, including trendy sunglasses from Family Eye Care.

All you have to do is top up your mobile phones $15.00 or more, buy mobile data plans or combo plans of at least 1GB, sign up for any service, or upgrade any service.



News Release

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gianni Kovacevic of Suite 1500, 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1T2 today announced that on June 29, 2017 he acquired 2,325,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of CopperBank Resources Corp. (“CopperBank”), a company with a head office at Suite 1500, 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1T2.  Mr. Kovacevic acquired 1,700,000 Common Shares by way of a private placement at a purchase price of CDN$0.12 per Common Share for an aggregate purchase price of CDN$204,000, and a further 625,000 Common Shares as part of a shares for debt transaction at a deemed price of $0.12 and an aggregate deemed acquisition price of CDN$75,000.

Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Kovacevic owned, directly or indirectly, or exercised control or direction over 15,425,800 Common Shares, 3,050,000 options to acquire Common Shares, and 2,912,000 Common Share purchase warrants.  The 15,425,800 Common Shares represented approximately 9.1% of the total number of issued and outstanding Common Shares prior to the acquisition.  If all of Mr. Kovacevic’s options and warrants were exercised, Mr. Kovacevic would have owned, directly or indirectly, or exercised control or direction over 12.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares. 

After the completion of the acquisition, Mr. Kovacevic now owns, directly or indirectly, or exercises control or direction over 17,750,800 Common Shares, 3,050,000 options to acquire Common Shares, and 2,912,000 Common Share purchase warrants.  The 17,750,800 Common Shares represent approximately 10.2% of the total issued and outstanding Common Shares.  If all of Mr. Kovacevic’s options and warrants were exercised, Mr. Kovacevic would own, directly or indirectly, or exercise control or direction over, approximately 13.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares, resulting in an increase of 1.0%. 

Mr. Kovacevic’s purchase was made for investment purposes. Mr. Kovacevic may, in the future, increase or decrease his beneficial ownership, control or direction over securities of CopperBank for investment purposes. 

For more information, or to obtain a copy of the subject early warning report, please contact:

Gianni Kovacevic
Suite 1500, 409 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 1T2

Telephone:  (604) 889-0852
Email: gk@copperbankcorp.com