#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: A search of the property uncovered 897 plants over eight rooms together with associated growing equipment: A 16 year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of production of a controlled drug Class B. He currently remains in custody…….
#AceDailyNews reports that a Cannabis farm was raided in South Road, Waterloo at around 10.05am on Thursday 23d September, attended at the property in South Road. Through metal bars and plastic sheeting on the windows they were able to see a growing room full of cannabis.
A video in which Matt Brown, Head of our CDT, explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live can be found here –
Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:
– Strange smells and sounds – Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times – Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting – Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed – Heat from an adjoining property – Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather
Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more suspicious
This is the second significant find in two days with over 1000 plants recovered from a property in Anfield on Wednesday.
Matt Brown, who leads the Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT), said: “This was the second significant discovery – with nearly 2000 plants seized in just two days: We know that cannabis farms are often linked to serious criminality and their locations, frequently in residential areas, pose a real danger to neighbouring properties: If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action.
Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: Subsequently, Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicted a 55-foot sail freighter with 183 people aboard, Wednesday, at approximately 4 p.m., about 36 miles off Cap Du Mole, Haiti. This vessel was also destroyed as a hazard to navigation.
#AceDailyNews reports that during a routine patrol, Diligence’s crew interdicted a 35-foot sail freighter, Friday, at approximately 5:30 a.m., with 77 people aboard about 20 miles south of Cuba. They were brought aboard the cutter due to the vessel being overloaded and it was later destroyed as a hazard to navigation.
News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast Contact: 7th District Public Affairs Office: 305-415-6683 After Hours: 305-202-3735 7th District online newsroom
Coast Guard repatriates 260 Haitians to Haiti
No injuries or significant medical concerns were reported among the migrants.
Editor’s Note: Click on image to download high-resolution video.
The Coast Guard routinely returns persons interdicted at sea aboard unseaworthy vessels to their country of origin to prevent the loss of life at sea.
“We cannot stress enough how dangerous these voyages are,” said Cmdr. Jared Trusz, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. “With our presence in the Caribbean Sea and through the Windward Passage, we hope to discourage these voyages on overloaded vessels and prevent loss of life.”
Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 1,119 Haitian migrants compared to:
418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: An international auction house (the Auction House) later sold the tablet to Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. (Hobby Lobby), an arts-and-crafts retailer based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for display at the Museum of the Bible (the Museum). Law enforcement agents seized the tablet from the Museum, pursuant to a judicially-authorized seizure warrant, in September 2019.
#AceDailyNews reports that the United States Returns to Iraq Rare Tablet Bearing Portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh: The repatriation ceremony was held today at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, the artifact originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law……
Acting Executive Associate Director Steve K. Francis of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen signed a ceremonial certificate transferring ownership of the artifact from the United States to Iraq. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Stacy White of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood; Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nadhem; Director-General Audrey Azoulay of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; and Ambassador-at-large Richard Kurin for the Smithsonian Institution also participated in the repatriation ceremony.
“We hope that returning the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to the Republic of Iraq is a message to the people of Iraq, and to the world, that the United States government will take action to seize and repatriate antiquities and other significant items of cultural heritage that have been unlawfully brought into the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
“This office is proud to have played a central role in making this rare and ancient cuneiform tablet available for repatriation to its country of origin and the people of Iraq,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn M. Kasulis for the Eastern District of New York. “We will continue to use our civil forfeiture laws to combat the illegal sale of cultural treasures so that they may be restored to their rightful place in a country’s history.”
“Today, Iraq is reclaiming a piece of its cultural history,” said Special Agent-in-Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh of HSI New York. “We are honored to have played a role in the repatriation of this rare tablet that was pillaged from Iraq, only to be sold without a valid provenance and any regard for his cultural value. HSI New York’s Cultural Property, Arts and Antiquity Investigations program will continue to work tirelessly to interrupt the criminal activities of those who loot antiquities and seek to profit off the theft of a country’s rich history.”
As alleged in the government’s amended complaint, in 2003, a U.S. antiquities dealer (the Antiquities Dealer) purchased the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, encrusted with dirt and unreadable, from a family member of a coin dealer in London. The Antiquities Dealer and a U.S. cuneiform expert shipped the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to the United States without declaring formal entry. After it was imported and cleaned, experts in cuneiform recognized it as bearing a portion of the Gilgamesh epic in which the protagonist describes his dreams to his mother. The protagonist’s mother interprets the dreams as foretelling the arrival of a new friend. She tells her son, “You will see him and your heart will laugh.” The names of the hero, Gilgamesh, and the character who becomes his friend, Enkidu, are replaced in the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet with the names of deities Sin and Ea. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet measures approximately 6-inches by 5-inches and is written in the Akkadian language, which was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia.
In 2007, the Antiquities Dealer sold the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet with a false provenance letter that stated that the tablet had been among miscellaneous ancient bronze fragments purchased in a 1981 auction. This false letter traveled with the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet as it was sold several times in different countries, and a later owner provided the letter to the Auction House in London. In 2014, the Auction House sold the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to Hobby Lobby in a private sale and an Auction House employee carried it on a flight from London to the United States and then transferred it to New York. Hobby Lobby consented to the tablet’s forfeiture based on the tablet’s illegal importation into the United States in 2014.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) worked with HSI to forfeit the tablet in July. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided assistance.
The government’s case was handled by Senior Trial Attorney Ann Brickley of MLARS and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sylvia Shweder of the Eastern District of New York.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: The Two Michaels, as they have become known in Canada, had been arrested and imprisoned on espionage charges in the days after Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The seemingly tit-for-tat arrests soured Canada-China relations. ….
#AceDailyNews according to With Kindness & WisdomTimes Of Malta on Saturday the pair — former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor — had “left Chinese airspace, and they’re on their way home,” he told a news conference in Ottawa. Their plane was expected to land Saturday in Canada, he said.
Earlier, a Canadian judge ended extradition proceedings against Meng and lifted her bail conditions, allowing her to return to China for the first time since her arrest in Vancouver’s international airport at the behest of US authorities on December 1, 2018.
The Canadian judge’s move followed an agreement she made with the US Justice Department to suspend fraud charges against her. The United States applauded the two men’s release, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying his country was “pleased” by the Chinese move and “stands with… —-
#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but al Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the government and impose its interpretation of Islamic law, frequently carries out such bombings.
#AceDailyNews says according to latest NewsA suicide car bomb that exploded at Ceelgaab junction killed seven people and injured eight others,” Muawiye Mudeey, district commissioner of Mogadishu’s Hamarjajab district told Reuters……
A Reuters witness at the scene of the blast reported seeing seven cars and three rickshaws destroyed by the blast, and the whole junction covered in blood.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: His parents are being supported by officers. Our thoughts are with them: A man is also being treated for injuries. We would kindly urge people not to speculate about the incident or share any images/footage there may be: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed of the incident….
#AceDailyNews says Staffordshire Police Release Statement: After the death of child in incident at Tamworth Snow Dome after officers were called at 6.40pm this evening (Sept 24) to reports that a child had been seriously injured during an activity ……..
Snow Dome Limited chairman Martin Smith said: “For an evening’s activity to end so tragically is almost beyond belief and our sorrow is deeply felt.” Staffordshire Police said a man was also injured and asked people not to speculate about the incident………..Officers also asked the public not to share any images or footage………Mr Smith said on-site first aid responders also attended to the boy who “could not be saved and tragically died at the scene”.
“The directors and all of the employees extend their heartfelt thoughts and prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the young boy.”
He added the company was in “full co-operation with the investigating authorities” and was “providing complete and absolute assistance”.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers and an air ambulance to the centre in River Drive.
“On arrival crews found a boy who had suffered very serious injuries,” a service spokesman said.
“Staff worked on him providing advanced life support but, sadly, despite all of the efforts it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
The man who was injured was not treated by paramedics, he added.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed and anyone with information about what happened has been asked to come forward.
The centre will be temporarily closed over the weekend, its website said.
Anyone who has information about the incident can contact us on 101 or via social media ref 665 of 24 September.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: The girl told her sister and her mother and when her mother confided in a friend, she learned of similar reports by two other girls.
#AceDailyNews reports that the Ex-footballer jailed for sexually abusing young girls: Jonathan Diba-Musangu, 23, was convicted of 12 sexual offences against six victims he targeted between 2012 and 2017 according to CPS…..The former Rochdale goalkeeper’s youngest victim was just seven years old when he raped her in 2012: He was sentenced today at Minshull St Crown court, Manchester.
24 September 2021:
On a separate occasion in a church hall event, Diba-Musangu suggested the children dance in pairs. He then took one of the girls to the bathroom and sexually abused her. He also sexually abused another girl in the bathroom later that day.
In 2015: Diba-Musangu began talking to a 15-year-old girl on Snapchat and asked her to send explicit images and videos. On separate occasions, he assaulted and raped her.
In 2016: He raped a 12-year-old at a church summer camp. He then took photos of her and threatened to show them to others if she told anyone what he had done.
In 2017: Diba-Musangu raped a 12-year-old after she challenged him over lies he had been telling about them being in a relationship.
He was arrested in 2018 after many of the victims began confiding in each other and realised they were suffering similar abuse.
Diba-Musangu denied the allegations and said those accusing him were attempting to ruin his life.
The case against Diba-Musangu relied heavily on witness accounts. Working closely with Greater Manchester Police, the CPS also analysed more than one million strands of mobile phone data which was put into charts for the jury to follow.
In July, following a trial at the Lowry Nightingale Court in Salford, Diba-Musangu was convicted of three counts of rape of a child under 13, two counts of rape, two counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child.
Claire Marsh of the CPS said: ‘’Jonathan Diba-Musangu treated these young girls as objects for his own sexual gratification. He exploited their vulnerability without any thought to the devastating impact of his abuse on their lives: He exploited the church setting and his position as a footballer to commit these offences and sought to discredit the adults who came forward in support of the girls: Rape is a truly devastating and life-changing crime and our prosecutors see the trauma it can cause victims every day. I would therefore like to commend these young women and girls for coming forward and I hope this sentence helps them feel justice has been served.”
The CPS is determined to drive up the number of rape cases reaching court across the country. Earlier this year, along with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, we published the Joint National Action Plan which sets out a wide-ranging plan for greater collaboration to improve the response to RASSO cases.
The CPS is one year in to a five-year strategy to bring about a step change in how it works with all parts of the criminal justice system to reverse the sharp drop in prosecutions.
We have also recently updated our RASSO legal guidance to reflect rape myths and stereotypes in an age of changing sexual behaviours and the latest insights into the impact of trauma.
Additional Case Notes:
Claire Marsh is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS North West
Jonathan Diba-Musangu was found guilty of 3 counts of rape of a child under 13, 2 counts of rape, 2 counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13, 2 counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and 3 counts of sexual activity with a child
Jonathan Diba-Musangu was sentenced to 24 years in prison and then on an extended licence recall for four years
#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: Detectives are continuing to appeal for information about a man captured on CCTV in Pegler Square, E3 on the evening Sabina was attacked: The images of the man, taken from CCTV, shows him walking in Pegler Square SE3 on the evening Sabina was attacked: Police have also released an image of a silver vehicle they believe the man has access to, which was also captured in the Pegler Square area: Police are urging anyone who recognises the man and vehicle to make contact immediately.
#AceDailyNews MET APPEAL UPDATE: Man released under investigation Sabina Nessa murder investigation after Thursday afternoon officers also made a second arrest in relation to Sabina’s murder: A man, [B] aged 38, was arrested at an address in Lewisham on suspicion of murder and has been released under investigation as officers release CCTV images of man they want to question …
Sabina Nessa Murder: Can you identify this man below?
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Our team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for Sabina’s murder and this has included an extensive trawl of CCTV, work which remains ongoing: We would ask anyone – especially those in Kidbrooke and the wider area of Lewisham and Greenwich – to take a careful look at these images to check whether you know who this man is or have seen him over recent days: Any information as to his identity or whereabouts could be vital for our investigation so we are asking you to share this image far and wide to ensure as many people as possible see it.” ….
CASE NOTES: Detectives understand that Sabina left her home address on Astell Road, SE3 just before 20:30hrs on Friday, 17 September: It is believed that she was making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village where she planned to meet a friend: Sabina never arrived at the pub and is thought to have been murdered as she walked through the park: Her body was found close to the OneSpace community centre within the park at around 17.30hrs the following day: A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday, 20 September was inconclusive.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 721 4266or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: Police said Friday they started investigating several reported “detonations” in the area on Aug.03: No injuries were reported in any of the incidents…..
#AceDailyNews says a man has been charged in Centretown detonations after Ottawa police arrested a man accused of setting off small, homemade explosives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 24, 2021 12:02pm
(Ottawa) – Since August 3rd, 2021, the Ottawa Police Service Central Investigation Unit has been investigating several reported detonations in the Centretown area. In all related incidents, no one had been injured.
On September 23rd at approximately 5:45 p.m., a call was received by police indicating that a man had just placed what appeared to be a small explosive device in the 300 block of Catherine Street. Frontline Officers attended the call and subsequently arrested a man.
The homemade devices in these instances demonstrated the potential to cause harm to anyone in very close proximity to the detonations.
Gordon AHLSTROM, 51 year old, from Ottawa was charged with:
Mischief/Obstruct property X5
Intend to cause explosion/cause damage or death X4
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: Chinese government agencies including the country’s securities regulator and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement on Friday that all cryptocurrency-related business activities are illegal and vowed to clamp down on illicit activities involving digital currencies.
#AceDailyNews says that according CNN Business report Bitcoin plummets after China intensifies cryptocurrency crackdown as agencies said that overseas crypto exchanges would be blocked from providing services to Chinese residents through the internet. Bitcoin (XBT) fell about 5% on the news. Ethereum, another leading cryptocurrency, was down 9%.
The agencies said that China would develop “new systems” to counter risks posed by cryptocurrencies. China will gradually start shutting down crypto mining operations, and no new mining projects will be permitted, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a separate statement.
The announcements are the latest in a series of tough measures from China on cryptocurrencies. In May, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told a group of finance officials that the government would “clamp down on bitcoin mining and trading activity” as part of its goal to achieve financial stability. And finance and banking watchdogs said that financial institutions and payment companies should not participate in any transactions related to cryptocurrency, nor should they provide crypto-related services to their clients.The measures aren’t just about curtailing financial risk. The computers needed for bitcoin mining eat up a ton of computing power and electricity, raising concerns about the cost to the environment.
China was on track to generate more than 130 million metric tons of carbon emissions by 2024, according to a Nature Communications study. That’s more than the total annual carbon emissions output from the Czech Republic and Qatar in 2016.
That kind of output is also disastrous for China’s ambitious climate plans. President Xi Jinping has vowed to make his country carbon neutral by 2060, and the country is already struggling to contain carbon emissions from other industries.
— CNN Business’ Laura He contributed to this report
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: Thursday night, police executed a search warrant at 885 Federal Ridge Road in Collierville, which Lane said was the suspect’s residence. Evidence taken from that residence is being processed, and one person was questioned.
#AceDailyNews says that the number of victims shot in the Collierville Kroger shooting is now up to 15, Police Chief Dale Lane said Friday. They are stable, Lane said.
Lane said the identity of the suspected shooter is known and would be revealed soon, but that person would not be named in the Friday morning press conference. He was a third-party vendor working at the Kroger, Lane said.
Lane said the shooter took his own life as law enforcement was pulling up to the scene.
Collierville Fire Department Chief Buddy Billings said the department had purchased ballistic gear three years ago and began training for a situation like this. He credited that training and equipment with saving lives.
“People will reflect back and say ‘Where were you when the Kroger shooting happened?'” Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner said. —-
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: The columnist recalled that a total of five people had been detained as part of an investigation into bribery and the theft of sensitive data about tenders and information regarding the Turkish-made drones. One of them, named Emre Alp Durmaz, was allegedly linked to Israeli defence companies Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) and Israeli Military Industries Systems (IMI) through his relations.
#AceDailyNews says that the spy cell, which was uncovered and caught in Turkey not long ago, might have sent the sensitive data, obtained from the country’s defence industry and the naval forces, according to Sputnik Israel, Bulent Orakoglu, a columnist for the Turkish daily newspaper, Yeni Safak, has alleged.
The IAI reportedly even worked with Ankara to sell a medium-altitude UAV called “Heron”. In addition, Mehmet Durmaz, the father of the detained, was involved in modernising M60 tanks for Turkey, the columnist claimed in Yeni Safak.Orakoglu admits that there is no solid evidence confirming that the data was sold to Israel, but he stressed that such concerns are natural.
He insists that Turkey’s defence industry could have been targeted for corporate espionage because of its recent success in certain fields, such as drone construction. Ankara has not levelled any public accusations against either Tel Aviv or any of the Israeli companies allegedly related to the case.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Two boys, both aged 14, were convicted of murder on 26 July at Reading Crown Court following a five week trial. During the trial both boys pleaded guilty to a count each of perverting the course of justice and one boy was convicted of a further charge of the same offence.
#AceDailyNews reports that three teenagers sentenced in connection with death of Olly Stephens – Reading: Today they were sentenced at the same court to be detained for life with a minimum term of 12 years, 105 days, and 11 years, 105 days respectively……And a 14-year-old girl was also detained today for three years and two months’ for her role in Olly’s death. She had pleaded guilty before the trial began to one count of manslaughter and one count of perverting the course of justice.
Due to the ages of the defendants, it is against the law for any material relating to this trial to be published which names them or may identify them.
CASE NOTES: Olly was killed on 3 January this year in Bugs Bottom Fields, Caversham, approximately 200 yards from his home address: The court heard how the three defendants conspired between them to lure Olly to the field, following an argument he was involved in with one of the group on social media: When Olly arrived at the field, the two boys, one of whom was 13 years old at the time, started a fight with Olly: As the fight progressed, the younger boy drew a knife that he had brought with him and stabbed Olly twice before all the defendants fled the scene, leaving Olly critically injured: Significant attempts were made by members of the public and medical professionals to save Olly’s life, but tragically, his wounds were too serious and he was declared dead at the scene: A police investigation was launched, and the defendants were identified and arrested within a few hours. They were charged on 6 January.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Today’s sentences mark the conclusion of an extremely harrowing period for all of Olly’s family and friends, and I would like to start by paying tribute to their immense bravery and dignity throughout this entire process: While I am pleased that justice has been done, and those responsible have been held accountable for their actions, there is no sense of victory for anyone involved in this incident, or investigation: A 13-year-old boy who had his entire life ahead of him, with so much unfulfilled promise and potential, has been killed in violent and needless circumstances: Three other young lives have also been changed forever. All of this could so easily have been avoided if those involved had not carried a knife that day: The circumstances of Olly’s death are truly shocking but it is vital that his death is not in vain. I know that Olly’s family are determined that his death is the foundation of something far more positive; in particular education and intervention for young people to try and prevent others from finding themselves in this type of destructive scenario: All of us as an adult community have a responsibility for children; we have a duty to set the right standards and values for our younger generations, to educate them around the risk of carrying knives, to intervene and provide them with suitable deterrents, to provide constructive ways to fill their time and support them in developing friendships and relationships that are not solely based on virtual contact. Most importantly we have to teach them and make them realise that life is precious: Nothing can bring Olly back to his family now, but I hope that lessons can be learned from this distressing case to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in future.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Damien Bendall, of Chandos Crescent, appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday morning: The 31-year-old spoke to confirm his name and was remanded into custody. A trial date was set for 1 March: He is due to appear at the court for a review hearing on 26 November.
#AceDailyNews says a man has appeared in Derby crown court charged with murders of children and woman Terri Harris, 35, was found dead along with her children John Paul, 13, Lacey, 11, and friend Connie Gent, also 11, at a house in Killamarsh on Sunday.
Family’s tribute to children found dead at house Derbyshire Police said they were called to the house at 07:26 BST on Sunday after concerns were raised about the safety of a man according to BBC News
CASE NOTES: Derbyshire Police said they were called to the house in Chandos Crescent at 07:26 BST on Sunday after concerns were raised about the safety of those inside: They found the bodies of Ms Harris and the three children: It is believed Connie, from Sheffield, was Lacey’s friend and was visiting for a sleepover: Deaths:
Jason Bennett, father of Lacey and John Paul, has spoken about being “broken” by the deaths of his children: I just want to kiss them and hold them. TikTok Queen and my beautiful boy, they were beautiful,” he said: Her father Charlie Gent told ITV: “Connie was such a special and sweet little girl: She was my little sidekick. She was my rock, my shining star, my angel: I feel like I was her hero, and I let her down.”
The deaths have shocked the community, and seen an outpouring of grief and tributes.
A man has today been charged with four counts of murder after the bodies of a mother and three children were found at a house in Killamarsh on Sunday. Damien Bendall, 31, of Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, will appear at court this morning.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew in coordination with boat crews from Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson and Coast Guard Station South Padre Island located and stopped two lanchas with a total of seven Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Coast Guard personnel seized two lancha boats with high flyers, GPS devices, radios and fishing gear on board. Coast Guard crews detained the Mexican fishermen and transferred them to border enforcement agents for processing…..
#AceDailyNews reports that coast guard through our their outstanding partnerships, we closely coordinate all lancha interdictions with partners from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, Office of Field Operations and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, when inside Texas state waters,” said Capt. Hans Govertsen, commander of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. “Each case is unique and requires unity of effort to stop illegal fishing in U.S. waters, preventing the depletion of our valuable living marine resources and protecting the sovereignty of our national waters.
News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas Office: 281-464-4810 After Hours: 832-293-1293 PA Detachment Texas online newsroom
“At a tactical level, our collective efforts are taking a toll on the local resources of illegal fishermen. At the strategic level, the information that we collect supports decision-makers to take action.”
Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters and since the beginning of the year, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi crews have interdicted 45 lanchas, detained 183 fishermen and seized a total of 10,861 pounds of catch, north of the U.S.-Mexico Maritime Border.
A lancha is a fishing boat used by Mexican fishermen that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, having one outboard motor, and is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 mph. Lanchas are frequently used to transport illegal narcotics to the U.S. and illegally fish in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone near the U.S./Mexico border in the Gulf of Mexico.
If you witness suspicious activity or illegal fishing in state waters (out to 9 miles offshore), please contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s “Operation Game Thief” at 1-800-792-GAME (4263). For all suspicious activity or illegal fishing occurring in federal waters (out to 200 miles offshore), please contact the U.S. Coast Guard at 361-939-0450.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: The supermodel, 56, took a tentative step back into the public eye when she blamed her ‘reclusive’ behaviour on a disfiguring procedure. In the social media statement, the Nineties-icon claimed she had been ‘permanently deformed’ due to a rare side effect from the fat-reducing procedure….
#AceDailyNews – CoolSculping Procedure Report: Linda Evangelista says she’s been ‘permanently deformed’ after cosmetic procedure Ciara Farmer this condition, the treated area becomes larger, rather than smaller, in the weeks after the procedure. It can leave a ‘painless, visibly enlarged, firm, well-demarcated mass’ underneath the skin
According to Linda, she had undergone a CoolSculpting procedure to ‘decrease’ her fat cells, but instead the procedure ‘increased’ her fat cells, a peril she insists she was not warned of, so is now seeking legal action.
She has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia – a rare, previously unreported adverse effect of cryolipolysis, which has been reported in of 0.0051% of the 1.5 million CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide.
With this condition, the treated area becomes larger, rather than smaller, in the weeks after the procedure. It can leave a ‘painless, visibly enlarged, firm, well-demarcated mass’ underneath the skin.
Dramatic return: Supermodel Linda Evangelista, 56, claimed in an Instagram statement on Wednesday that she had been ‘permanently deformed’ after a CoolSculpting procedure caused a rare side effect (pictured left, in 2017, AFTER having the procedure and before the procedure – right in 2005)
Linda’s statement read: ‘Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years. To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure.……[It] did the opposite of what it promised. It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful corrective surgeries. I have been left, as the media described, ‘unrecognizable.”…………The model claimed she wasn’t properly warned of the potential side effects associated with the CoolSculpting procedure. She went on: ‘I have developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia or PAH, a risk of which I was not made aware before I had the procedures.……….PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing. In the process, I have become a recluse…
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Chauvin was convicted last April of third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes during an arrest in May 2020. He was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison.
#AceDailyNews says that Chauvin has asked for a stay on the appeal process until the state’s Supreme Court reviews an earlier decision to deny him a public defender to represent him after his conviction: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appealed his murder conviction ahead of the 90-day deadline on Thursday.
The sentence was higher than the presumptive 12 ½ years but Judge Peter Cahill agreed with prosecutors that there were aggravating factors in Floyd’s death.
Chauvin said he is representing himself in the appeal because he was denied a public defender. He asked for a stay on the appeal until he can get an attorney, according to FOX 9 in Minneapolis.
He said he has no income beyond prison wages and although the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association paid for his legal fees during the trial, that ceased after his conviction, according to the station.
The former officer cited 14 arguments for his appeal, including that the trial wasn’t moved to another county with less pretrial publicity, the jury wasn’t sequestered and some were “clearly biased” and the allowance of the third-degree murder charge, WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported.
Last week, the Minneapolis Supreme Court reversed the third-degree murder conviction of Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk Damond. He will be resentenced for manslaughter.
Chauvin also pleaded not guilty last week to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate 2017 case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. He is also charged with allegedly violating Floyd’s civil rights and has pleaded not guilty.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Around 30 activists, from the Insulate Britain pressure group descended on roads around the main ferry port early this morning: Police are at the scene say 39 people have now been arrested with two protest sites now cleared, disruption remains at a third location on Jubilee Way at the Port of Dover.
#AceDailyNews says that according to GB News: Insulate Britain mounted a blockade of Dover Port: Around 30 activists, from the pressure group descended on roads around the main ferry port early this morning causing chaos ….with police arresting around 39 in total from two sites ….
Mark White Home and Security Editor: Published friday 24 September 2021 – 09:33 Last updated friday 24 September 2021 – 11:04
BREAKING: Insulate Britain mount blockade of Dover Port
Earlier this week, National Highways was granted an injunction at the High Court to ban protesters from blocking the main orbital motorway.
It followed five separate days of action which blocked multiple junctions around the M25 and snarled up traffic for many hours, infuriating motorists.
Reacting to the news of this morning’s blockade of Dover, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told GB News: “I’m aware of the protests this morning and am in touch with authorities there.
“Obviously the first priority is to stop this.”
He added: “It’s completely counter productive, they are being incredibly irresponsible. This cannot continue.”
The High Court injunction only bans activists from taking action around the M25.
Authorities had feared the group, which vowed to continue its protests despite the ban, would simply move on to disrupt other routes.
MET Officers make further arrests over M25 protests …..
Metropolitan Police officers have made two further arrests in relation to the ongoing investigation into the actions taken to block the M25 by protest group Insulate Britain.
A 36-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Streatham on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance on Wednesday, 22 September.
A 51-year-old woman was arrested at her home address in Warrington on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance on Thursday, 23 September.
This follows three arrests made last week for the same offence. A 55-year-old man, 45-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were arrested for conspiracy to cause public nuisance on Monday, 13 September.
In total, Met officers have made 28 arrests for those obstructing the public highway.
Those arrested have been released under investigation whilst the crime team fully investigate all lines of enquiry and pursue all possible offences committed given the amount of material they have seized.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Arriving from France at around 7am, all passengers on flight VN18 met requirements as per the seven-day quarantine policy of the Ministry of Health. …..
#CoronavirusNewsDesk says that Vân Đồn Airport welcomes over 300 passengers with ‘vaccine passport’ from France….This is also the last flight in the pilot ‘vaccine passport’ programme to Việt Nam during the #COVID19 pandemic.
Before boarding the plane, passengers had to meet all health requirements, be fully vaccinated, have proof of negative COVID-19 tests (RT-PCR/RT-LAMP methods) 72 hours before departure, and ensure safety measures throughout the flight.
After arriving at the airport in Vân Đồn, they were transported to FLC Hạ Long Hotel in Quảng Ninh for seven-day centralised quarantine.
September has seen flights in this 7-day quarantine programme taking place smoothly and safely, which builds confidence within the community for the near future in which domestic and international travel resumes.
The programme also provides crucial data for review and evaluation before the ‘vaccine passport’ or ‘green card’ are deployed on a larger scale in an aim to balance economic development and the fight against COVID-19, according to Phạm Ngọc Sáu, Director of Vân Đồn International Airport.
With advanced technology, strict procedures against the pandemic, and excellent coordination between departments, Vân Đồn International Airport is the first to receive pilot flights in the seven-day quarantine programme.
A total of 943 Việt Nam nationals have returned home under this programme to date. Passengers arriving in Việt Nam on September 4 and 12 have been able to return to their localities after completing the centralised quarantine in Quảng Ninh. — VNS
#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division told the Inquirer by phone that members of the LGBT community were playing volleyball when a homemade bomb exploded in their midst around 3:39 p.m.at the municipal covered court near the center of Datu Piang town…..
#AceDailyNews says that in the Philippines on Saturday militants planted a bomb at LGBT volleyball game one person was reportedly killed and it injured seven others Army eyes BIFF in Maguindanao sports event blast that killed a spectator,” by Jeoffrey Maitem, Inquirer Mindanao, September 19, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
He said the blast left one spectator dead and wounded seven others.
According to investigators, the grenade was lobbed in the middle of the crowd while the volleyball game was in progress.
Baldomar said the attack could be a diversionary tactic of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) because of the government’s ongoing operation against them.
“We have recovered fragments of the bombs and we suspect it was carried out by the BIFF,” Badomar said….
Authorities have blamed the BIFF, which splintered from the MILF and declared support for the IS, for the series of attacks in the past in the region….