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A Tamarac man is facing additional charges of kidnapping and sexual battery, following his recent arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious man in a car.Authorities say that 51-year-old Javier Isaac Nepton was arrested last January for a sexual battery and kidnapping that occurred back in 2016, court records show.However, a second case has resulted in the latest charges, and a prosecutor hints there could be more coming.According to the arrest reports, the two incidents were similar. The men would be drinking in a Fort Lauderdale bar and would then suddenly black out.They would wake up feeling groggy in a parked car, while Nepton sexually assaulted them. Courtesy: Broward Sheriff’s OfficeThe men said they would lapse in and out of consciousness, unable to fight back, and add that they had not given their consent.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says one man was bitten and bruised, requiring him to receive care at a sexual assault treatment center.At Nepton’s court appearance on Saturday morning, a Broward County assistant state attorney said there had been “numerous recent incidents of similar behavior.”Meanwhile, the public defender responded that there was no proof the alleged victim in the latest incident had not given his consent and then had regretted the situation.Broward Judge John D. Fry set bonds totaling $255,000, although Nepton is already being held without bond for the previous kidnapping charge.
“It’s really a weird feeling because I don’t feel like I won the match point and well done, good match,” Muguruza said. “It was just like, ‘Man, we’ll play next time.’”The Spaniard credited Williams for being “very dominating” from the start of the match.“I had to adapt a little bit my position in the court, the way I was hitting, and it took me a few games to kind of do it,” Muguruza said. “Once I did it, I felt much more comfortable.”Williams was playing her first tournament since the Australian Open in late January, when she lost in the quarterfinals.After a first-round bye in Indian Wells, she beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No. 16 Fabio Fognini and No. 20 David Goffin were beaten.On the women’s side, No. 7 Kiki Bertens and No. 18 Qiang Wang advanced. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “By the score, it might have looked like I started well, but I was not feeling at all well physically,” Williams said in comments distributed by tournament officials.During the changeover between sets, Williams called for a trainer. She went back out and lost the first game of the second set. The match was soon declared over and Williams walked off the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Before the match, I did not feel great and then it just got worse with every second; extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue,” Williams said. “I will focus on getting better and start preparing for Miami.”Muguruza is the only player to have beaten both Serena and Venus Williams in tournament finals. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Kraken released LATEST STORIES It’s the second time in four years that Williams has withdrawn from the tournament. She returned to the desert in 2015 after a 15-year boycott. That year she reached the semifinals before withdrawing against Simona Halep. She missed 2017 because of pregnancy.Rafael Nadal breezed past American Jared Donaldson 6-1, 6-1 and Roger Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-5 in the second round.Federer saved six of seven break chances against the German after losing just two points on his serve in the first set.“If I maybe would have served a little bit better, I think things would have gone faster,” Federer said. “But at the end it was a tough second set, and it’s maybe also exactly what I needed.”Federer has reached the final of the desert tournament in his last four appearances, winning two years ago. In all, he owns five titles at Indian Wells. He won his 100th career title in Dubai last week.Halep, the No. 2 seed, needed nearly two hours to beat qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the third round.Kozlova led 6-5 and was within two points of winning the first set before Halep forced a tiebreaker in their first meeting. Halep dominated the tiebreaker, urged on by a large contingent of Romanian fans at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, moved on with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Stefanie Voegele. Andreescu reached the semifinals in Mexico last week.“If someone would have told me I would have gone to the third round of this tournament at the beginning of the year, I would have said, ‘You’re crazy,’” Andreescu said. “This is one of the best tournaments in the world, so I’m just really, really happy.”Other seeded men’s winners were: No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 John Isner, No. 10 Marin Cilic, No. 12 Karen Khachanov, No. 14 Daniil Medvedev, No. 22 Kyle Edmund, No. 25 Diego Schwartzman and No. 32 Guido Pella. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Serena Williams leaves the court, retiring with a medical issue, during her match against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams’ return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness Sunday.Williams raced to a 3-0 lead over two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in their third-round match before dropping six straight games and the first set, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has said the slight increase in the Udaras na Gaeltachta annual budget is a welcome first step on the part of the Government.However, the West Donegal TD said significantly more needs to be done to support the agency to the level that it urgently requires.Udaras is charged with the role and responsibility of developing Gaeltacht areas, this is an ever-changing role and one which meets the same challenges as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland who preform similar functions in non-Gaeltacht areas. But, unlike those other two state agencies Udaras does not get the same level of state support and aid, and this is unfair and completely wrong on the part of the Government, said Deputy Gallagher.He added “Government policy is making second class citizens of Gaeltacht areas in terms of funding opportunities for employment creation and development potential.“This anomaly whereby Udaras is effectively treated and funded solely by the Department of Gaeltacht , as opposed to the Department of Enterprise means that less funding is made available for Gaeltacht areas.”Pat the Cope added that Udaras na Gaeltachta at present support and sustain over 7,700 jobs within the Gaeltacht areas, they furthermore run various programmes from Community Development, to Community employment programmes in addition to preforming the functions of Local Enterprise Offices in Gaeltacht areas notwithstanding the functions of the various Plean Teanga ( language planning ) in our Gaeltacht communities . The Gaeltacht areas have a population of 100,716 as per the 2011 census, with most of the population divided over Gaeltacht areas in Donegal , Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Cork , Waterford and Meath.In 2009, the Udaras current budget was €14 m, the current budget for 2019 is just €9.5m.The staffing level of Udaras is also cut from a staff of 156 in 2008 to present day levels of 88 people only.Deputy Gallagher said the blatant unfairness of what is occurring at present is best shown in last week’s budget, whereby additional support is channelled through Department of Enterprise for supports and attracting new business and employers, in real terms the Udaras budget increase is just enough to keeping Udaras standing still in times of unequalled challenge.Udaras backed business and employers with 10 employees or more have contributed over €800 m to the national exchequer, with 60% of that being exported. That is also contributing €150 m payroll to local communities and a return to the national exchequer of a nett €77 m in taxes alone, he said. He added “I am challenging the Government to think outside the box, we are in unprecedented times of uncertainty and volatility, the people of Gaeltacht areas deserve the same supports and assistance as people in other areas are already availing off.“The Government must align the Udaras budget to the same pro rata level of intervention as IDA and Enterprise Ireland. The employment creation budget, current budget and development budget of Udaras needs to be directly supported from the overall Department of Enterprise budget, it furthermore must get the back office supports of that Department.“All three agencies can work in co operation with unity of purpose and supported to the same level and thus eliminating the anomaly of lesser supports for Gaeltacht areas.“This can be achieved in a partnership approach, while still maintaining the unique identity of the Udaras ethos and cultural importance of Udaras to Gaeltacht areas.Regional development is always more challenging than developing urban or more built up areas, that is more reason than any to ensure that Udaras na Gaeltachta is placed on a level footing with similar development agencies.” Udaras needs urgent Government assistance claims Pat the Cope was last modified: October 13th, 2019 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:donegalPat The Cope GallagherÚdarás na Gaeltachta
Click here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants made enough of their own mistakes to contribute to a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, but Brandon Belt was more concerned with the brevity of home plate umpire Doug Eddings.With Brandon Crawford on first base, two outs and a full count against closer Raisel Iglesias, Belt was rung up by Eddings to end the game.And the end of the game was precisely what Belt believes Eddings had …
The travel plans for thousands of holidaymakers have been thrown into disarray by the ash cloud from the eruption of Mt Rinjani on the island of Lombok, adjacent to Bali.Indonesian authorities have been forced to close both Bali and Lombok airports till at least Friday Nov 6th.And volcanologists have warned that the eruption may last for some time with the last one in 2009 lasting 18 months.Bali airport handles 300 international and domestic flights a day and 40,000 passengers.Indonesian authorities closed the airport at 11pm Tuesday night and the ban applies till Friday morning when the situation will be reassessed.Virgin Australia and Jetstar have cancelled all flights till Friday.The airline says that passengers whose flights have been cancelled will be advised of their new flight details via SMS or email, or they can contact the Guest Contact Centre on 07 3119 7019 (from Australia), 00 1803 061 2002 (from Indonesia).Virgin Australia is also advising passengers currently in Bali not to travel to Denpasar Airport without a confirmed rebooked flight.It said that it will “continue to monitor the movement of the ash cloud from Mt Rinjani in Lombok, with the latest information from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) and will resume flying as soon as it is safe to do so.”Jetstar added that once it had resumed flights, it will schedule additional services to enable customers to travel to or from Bali.Volcanic ash clouds have wreaked havoc with aircraft — shutting down engines and blocking critical speed sensors, rendering critical flight control systems useless.According to Boeing, there have been over 90 serious ash encounters over the past 30 years.The most serious was a British Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth in June 1982 when a Boeing 747 flew into the thick ash cloud from Mt Galunggung in Indonesia.It took the crew an agonising 13 minutes to get the engines restarted while the plane descended from 37,000 feet to just 13,500 feet.Less dramatic but potentially more serious is the damage to aircraft systems. If volcanic ash fouls the critical pitot tubes, the indicated airspeed can decrease or fluctuate erratically and affect flight computers.Last year a Jetstar flight from Perth to Jakarta flew at night through unexpected volcanic ash, leaving the airline with a $20 million damages bill.Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority warned Australian airlines earlier this year to stay away from the ash cloud because of the danger to passengers, crew and possible damage to the plane.FAA Bali Notam
A Bill to facilitate the withdrawal of $11.4 billion annually from the National Housing Trust (NHT), to provide budgetary support for the Government over the next four years, was tabled in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February 26.The Bill, entitled the National Housing Trust (Special Provisions) Act 2013, was tabled by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, on behalf of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. According to the Memorandum of Objects and Reasons, the legislation will enable the NHT to provide financial support for fiscal consolidation for the period beginning with financial year 2013/2014 and ending at financial year 2016/2017.The Bill notes that since its incorporation in 1976, the NHT has operated profitably while delivering on its mandate of providing affordable housing solutions.“The NHT is therefore in a position to facilitate the Government in achieving these fiscal targets by making a contribution of $11.4 billion annually for the above mentioned period. Importantly, this contribution will enable the Government to undertake necessary expenditure to bolster social and physical infrastructure, particularly in areas where construction is being undertaken by the NHT,” it says.The Bill also states that the financing may be by way of distribution, grant or otherwise, as the Minister of Finance may determine.On February 12, the Finance Minister announced that the NHT will be asked to make a contribution of $11.4 billion per year, over the life of a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).He noted that the measure was part of the fiscal consolidation efforts and will not result in any change in the mandate of the NHT to provide affordable housing. “The distribution will not impair the viability of the Trust and will not reduce its capacity to build houses for the Jamaican people, who need houses,” he stated.The Minister told the Lower House that the NHT will remain committed to its core objectives and will ensure that the housing and community development programmes are maintained.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp David Smith returns to court in January; heads back to HMP in Grand Turk TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – David Smith’s Lawyer says he wants to ‘cross examine’ the United States before they try to extradite the former Olint boss, who is convicted in the US of running a Ponzi Scheme. In a surprise move and likely a last ditch effort, Smith’s legal team is trying to block an extradition order by challenging the US courts affidavit. During proceedings Wednesday, Magnetic Media learned that the document will expose detailed information on Smith’s crime, arrest, charges, conviction, sentencing and even his plea deal with American authorities. Oliver Smith, attorney for David Smith was reminded that his client is already convicted; sentenced to 30-years for bilking over six thousand investors of a reported $220 million. Soon after David Smith had completed his sentence in the Turks and Caicos for the same charges, he was re-arrested and picked up by TCI Police. The US reportedly did not present the correct documents to extradite David Smith immediately after serving six years in HMP; the matter was taken to local court and the US was given about a month to make a proper representation. Oliver Smith will get his chance to question American authorities on the so called validity of the Extradition Order; proceedings were to resume today, but the hearing was adjourned. Recommended for you Related Items:David smith, olint, US Missick & Co Defendants and David Smith all in Court this Week