Commander of Sri Lanka Welcomes Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Commander of Sri Lanka Welcomes Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Hon. Brendan O’Connor met Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 02nd May 2013.He was accompanied by Secretary of Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Mr. Martin Bowles and Ministerial Advisor, Mr. Stephen Wettenhall. Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie were also present on the occasion.They held discussions focusing on ongoing bilateral cooperation on people smuggling. The Minister conveyed his appreciation for the SLN’s efforts in countering irregular migration and commended the commitment shown by SLN personnel in rescuing of persons coerced to take on the perilous journeys. The Commander of the Navy briefed the Minister on the measures being implemented in collaboration with law enforcement authorities for the prevention of illegal migration and SLN continuous missions to search and rescue people trapped in rough seas.The Minister is in Sri Lanka as part of the Australian Government’s continuing commitment to deepening Australia’s relationship with Sri Lanka. He is scheduled to meet with senior government ministers and officials to discuss ongoing cooperation in enhancing migration management. The minister will also seek to strengthen ongoing cooperation with Sri Lanka on the shared challenges of irregular migration and people smuggling.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 2, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Citizenship View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sri View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Commander View post tag: Navy Authorities May 2, 2013 Commander of Sri Lanka Welcomes Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship View post tag: Minister View post tag: Naval View post tag: immigration View post tag: Australian Share this article View post tag: welcomes View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

first_imgIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA retired Indianapolis fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women surrendered his medical license Thursday to a state board that also barred him from ever seeking its reinstatement.After an attorney for Dr. Donald Cline surrendered his expired license to the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, the 7-member panel voted to prohibit the 79-year-old Cline from ever applying for a license in Indiana again.Indiana’s supervising deputy attorney general, Laura Iosue, asked the board before the vote to consider the impact of Cline’s actions.“It’s particularly egregious. The important thing is that Dr. Cline doesn’t practice anymore,” she said.Cline, who retired from practice in 2009, was given a one-year suspended sentence in December after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice. He’d used his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women after telling them the donors were anonymous.No other charges were filed against Cline because Indiana law doesn’t specifically prohibit fertility doctors from using their own sperm.Cline was charged after lying to investigators, and he had faced up to three years in prison on each count. The charges stemmed from two confirmed cases of paternity, but children of women treated by Cline have said DNA tests show he’s likely the biological father of as many as 20 of them.Cline apologized “for the pain my actions have caused” during his December sentencing, although he didn’t specify how often he used his own sperm in procedures. But court documents state that he told one of his biological daughters, Jacoba Ballard, that he had done so about 50 times in the 1970s and 1980s. Ballard said at Thursday’s hearing that Cline’s actions have “affected me in every possible way.”“He’s portrayed as this man that’s remorseful,” she said.A total of 10 people who believe Cline is their biological father attended Thursday’s hearing with their mothers.Many of Cline’s former patients and their children are now focusing on persuading Indiana lawmakers to pass a measure that would deem a fertility doctor’s use of his own sperm as a crime.Matt White, who learned as an adult that the “anonymous” sperm donor who impregnated his mother was actually Cline, called the surrender of Cline’s already expired license “a slap on the wrist.” But he said he appreciated the board barring Cline from ever seeking to seek reinstatement of his license.“That was a small victory,” he said.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Evansville Bar Association Day of Service

first_imgMembers of the Evansville Bar Association are volunteering their time on Friday, September 15, 2017, to assist The Arc of Evansville for the fourth annual “Annual Day of Service.”  The EBA’s Day of Service coincides with service projects sponsored by bar associations throughout the State of Indiana.   The Evansville Bar Association volunteers will assemble at the Arc at 8:30 a.m. and will begin scraping and painting parts of the Arc headquarters on Virginia Street.Chair of the 2017 EBA Day of Service Project, Joe Langerak of the law firm of Jackson Kelly, explained the reason the Bar Association selected the Arc:  “The Arc of Evansville advocates for those who often cannot advocate for themselves.  In addition, it helps those with disabilities achieve their full potential.  The Arc also helps those with disabilities find meaningful employment.  These folks are often a forgotten or ignored cross section of the community, especially those with severe disabilities.  The EBA is pleased to assist the Arc as it does this good work in our community.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

A famous investor from Shark Tank has become a victim of business email fraud….

first_img Twitter A famous investor from Shark Tank has become a victim of business email fraud. The BBB has tips to stay safe. WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – March 9, 2020 0 264 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter (“170 – Typing” by Hillary, CC BY-SA 2.0) Business EMail Compromise, or BEC, can do lasting damage to companies and individuals. Many perpetrators are being prosecuted but the problem isn’t going away.Marjorie Stephens of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana has advice on how to protect yourself from these phishing scams, and what to do if you’re affected by one.Click here to hear more.Find more information in the BBB’s official study here. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest Previous articleElkhart Pipe Bomber sentencedNext articleBHAS Teacher fired after video of her encourage attack on a student Tommie Leelast_img read more

News story: UK bolsters support to NATO mission in Afghanistan

first_img We remain absolutely committed to building an Afghanistan that is a strong security partner for decades to come. A secure and stable Afghanistan helps keep the streets of the UK safe. The uplift of UK personnel not only underlines our commitment to Afghanistan and regional security, but also to the Alliance that has been the cornerstone of our defence for 70 years. Thousands of our personnel stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NATO allies around the world. Those here in Afghanistan are just one example of Global Britain in action. The additional troops will bolster the UK’s existing contribution to the UK-led Kabul Security Force (KSF), which plays a critical role in enabling NATO advisors in the city to undertake engagement with the Afghan Government. They will also continue to mentor the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces who are responsible for security in the capital.The Defence Secretary also travelled to Mazar-e-Sharif where, alongside the German Armed Forces, UK personnel are supporting the expansion of the Afghan Special Police. The force has recently illustrated its increased capability in responding to the InterContinental Hotel and Kabul Military Academy attacks. He met around 40 UK advisors who have been based in the north of the country since January 2018.He also met President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, underlining the UK commitment to a secure and stable Afghanistan. 100 Welsh Guards arrived in Afghanistan last week. They travelled with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson who was in the country for a 3 day visit.The 100 troops are the first group of the additional 440 troops the Prime Minister committed to NATO’s capacity building mission in Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in July. The UK plays a leading role in NATO, and this troop uplift will make the UK the third largest contributor to Afghanistan with around 1,100 personnel.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:last_img read more

Great South Bay Music Festival Announces Saturday Lineup: Dweezil Zappa, Lotus, Spafford, More

first_imgLong Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival has revealed the Saturday lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place July 18th–21st at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.In keeping with tradition, the artists are loosely dispersed by genre across the event’s four days. The newly announced Saturday, July 20th lineup could be referred to as “Jam Day,” as Lotus, Dweezil Zappa, Spafford, Assembly of Dust, and Pink Talking Fish have been tapped to perform, with additional artist additions to be announced.In contrast, the lineup for Thursday, July 18th at Great South Bay features a number of hardcore/alt-rock favorites like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, and Frank Iero and the Future Violents. The lineup for Friday, July 19th is focused predominantly on reggae, with Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, SOJA, and Common Kings slated to perform.The Sunday, July 21st lineup has yet to be announced, though if the genre spread by day continues to mirror the 2018 lineup, it should be exciting for jam fans. Last year, the Sunday Great South Bay lineup featured performances by a number of long-running rock acts like Dickey Betts, Electric Hot Tuna, Little Feat, Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts, and more. The festival has noted that their 2019 Sunday lineup is coming this week, so we hopefully won’t have to wait much longer to hear what’s in store for the final day of Great South Bay 2019.For more information or to purchase your tickets to Great South Bay Music Festival 2019, head to the event website here.last_img read more

University of Vermont Extension Names Associate Directors

first_imgUniversity of Vermont Extension Names Associate DirectorsUniversity of Vermont Extension recently announced that Gary Deziel has become the new associate director for statewide Staff Support and Operations and Rick LeVitre has become the new associate director for statewide Faculty Support and Evaluation. Deziel will concentrate on expanding the viability and impact of local University of Vermont offices, aligning Extension staff and programs to enhance efficiency of operations that will support programs focusing on emerging and critical issues facing Vermont. He will also be facilitating organizational and individual staff development. UVM Extension has local offices in 11 of 14 counties in Vermont, with the state office located at UVM. With a strong background in communications, research, and operations, Deziel has been chair of the Northwest Region, based in St. Albans, since 2001. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Vermont in 2005. He is looking forward to working with the approximately 60 staff members located across the state in local offices.LeVitre’s duties will include supporting 18 field faculty located in local UVM Extension offices across the state with programs that focus on helping individuals and groups cultivate healthy communities. This work includes supporting local government officials, agricultural enterprises, and supporting other local programs aimed at helping individuals. His work to link University of Vermont Extension faculty with other University faculty and staff on campus will expand UVM’s impact in serving local community needs, and facilitate program partnerships with other departments, agencies, and organizations. LeVitre will also work to establish and maintain linkages with local legislators on the important educational issues that can be impacted with UVM outreach programs.Presently chair of the Southern Region, LeVitre has served Extension for more than 25 years, working as a 4-H youth specialist, a farm manager, a regional faculty member, a sustainable agricultural specialist, and a legislative liaison and regional chair, working with faculty and program staff in the areas of natural resources, nutrition, agriculture, and youth programming.Both associate directors will work out of the new location for the University of Vermont State Extension Office in Colchester, just off I89, Exit 16. For more information, call (802) 656-2990. -30-last_img read more

Rock of Ages reports 26 percent revenue increase, smaller net loss Q1

first_img13,361 ROCK OF AGES CORPORATIONConsolidated Statements of Operations(In thousands except per share amounts) (Unaudited) 7,241 1,244 5,277 Property, plant and equipment, net 2009 Quarry 25,678 65,751 (88)Loss before interest and taxes 548 Total gross profit (loss): Deferred salary (2,231) 968 $58,452 94 5,386 3,973 1,041 Preferred stock $0.01 par value. Authorized 3,444 Borrowings under line of credit Total cost of goods sold 1,522 Loss before taxes Common stock Class A, $0.01 par value. outstanding at April 3, 2010 and December 31, 2009 7,416 5,938 445 14,827 Salary continuation 5,784 (121) Identified intangible assets, net 2,814 593 547 $58,452 1,264 774 1,620 1,504 33,457 Accumulated other comprehensive loss Total net revenues (944) Divisional operating loss: (484) Cost of goods sold: 14,546 Manufacturing (225)Manufacturing 687 Net loss per share – basic and diluted (4,224) 104 Current assets: Other long-term assets $(0.37) $3,124 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted $58,233 (351) 294 1,419 Source: BARRE, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rock of Ages Corporation. 5.12.2010 7,417 515 $214 2,710 31,948 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $(2,092) ROCK OF AGES CORPORATIONConsolidated Balance Sheets( in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) — 5,265 702 Three Months Ended 3,349 — 26 Total current liabilities 26 Dec. 31,Assets outstanding at April 3, 2010 and December 31, 2009 — Total assets 15,077 (139) Interest expense (1,428) Cash and cash equivalents Total SG&A expenses Authorized 15,000,000 shares; 2,603,721 issued and $(0.28) Accrued pension cost 6,059center_img Other current assets Accrued post retirement benefits 691 758 Total current assets 582 April 3, 26,409 Current liabilities: 31,067 Manufacturing Income tax benefit Quarry (178) Inventories 553 $(2,774) (864)Divisional operating loss Net revenues: (2,684) 758 $58,233 Apr. 3, 929 Customer deposits Long-term debt, excluding current installments $1,124 1,515 7,062 1,622 801 95 1,623 897 Trade payables 2010 Goodwill 30,559 Quarry Stockholders’ equity: $– April 4, 1,463 $3,622 (772)Manufacturing 236 Unallocated corporate overhead Selling, general and administrative expenses: Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 7,416 387 Rock of Ages Corporation,Rock of Ages Corporation (NASDAQ:ROAC) announced today that the net loss for the first quarter of 2010 narrowed to $2,092,000, or $.28 per share, compared to a net loss of $2,774,000, or $.37 per share, for the first quarter of 2009. Revenue increased 26% to $7,511,000 from $5,938,000 for the first quarter of last year. “We have always reported a loss in the first quarter due to the seasonal nature of our business. This year’s sharply reduced first quarter loss was primarily the result of the substantially improved performance of our manufacturing operations, as well as continued reductions in overhead costs,” said Chief Executive Officer Donald Labonte.Rock of Ages announced earlier this week that it had received an unsolicited offer from Swenson Granite of New Hampshire to purchase the company and take it private. Kurt Swenson is chairman of both companies.Manufacturing revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was up 38% to $3,889,000 compared to $2,814,000 for the first quarter of 2009, as sales of monuments and industrial products both increased. The operating loss in the manufacturing segment decreased to $484,000 from $864,000 a year ago, reflecting the higher revenue and cost saving steps initiated last year. “Based on current trends, we are optimistic regarding the performance of our manufacturing operations for 2010 as a whole,” Labonte said.Quarry revenue for the three months ended April 3, 2010 increased 16% to $3,622,000 compared to $3,124,000 for the first quarter of 2009, primarily the result of higher shipments from the Company’s export quarries. The operating loss in the quarry segment increased to $944,000 compared to an operating loss of $772,000 last year as the Company employed significantly more manpower in its Barre, Bethel, Gardenia White and Salisbury quarries during the quarter compared to the prior year to prepare more areas for quarrying and build inventory levels. “Demand for our export granite in particular remains strong, and we expect it to remain strong throughout the year,” Labonte said. “The development program in our quarries we launched last year is on schedule, and we expect to produce and deliver increased quantities of saleable granite throughout the rest of the year.”Unallocated corporate overhead decreased 34% to $687,000 for the first quarter of 2010 versus $1,041,000 for the first quarter of 2009. This decrease is a result of lower salary, pension, audit and franchise tax expenses. “We are confident that our unallocated corporate overhead for 2010 will be approximately 10% below 2009,” said Labonte.Total debt at April 3, 2010 was $16 million. This compares to total debt at April 4, 2009 of $19.3 million and $14.4 million at December 31, 2009. “We continue to focus on reducing our debt and are in discussions with various lenders regarding options that may be available to us to reduce our interest costs,” Labonte said.About Rock of AgesRock of Ages (www.RockofAges.com(link is external)) is the largest integrated granite quarrier and manufacturer of finished granite memorials and granite blocks for memorial use in North America.Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business or expected events based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.Therefore, actual events, results or outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the challenge of successfully implementing our strategic plan intended to enhance our overall profitability; unanticipated overhead or other expenses including possible expenses we may incur in connection with responding to the recently disclosed acquisition proposal from Swenson Granite Company LLC and related matters; and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports including, but not limited to, the risks discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release. Per share information: (34,746) 387 Accrued expenses $1,713 Current installments of long-term debt 59 4,810 Quarry Net loss Gross profit (loss): Assets held for sale 3,889 (1,937) Other income, net 26,504 Common stock Class B, $0.01 par value. 2,500,000 shares; none issued 48 Trade receivables, net Effect of pension curtailment Authorized 30,000,000 shares; 4,812,342 issued and 48 (36,838) 2009 Manufacturing 1,504 Current installments of retirement benefits (1,636) 2010 Additional paid-in capital 65,764 Deferred tax liabilities Accumulated deficit 1,285 Quarry Total liabilities (116) (4,575) Total stockholders’ equity 24,776 4,723 (2,890) 1,907 7,511 206last_img read more

$132 million project planned for Johnson City UHS

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — A major expansion is coming to the UHS in Johnson City. Boyd added the expansion will create 70 new jobs in the area. UHS got input from their employees on the dimensions and work flow of the designed new emergency room. Vice president of community relations Christina Boyd tells 12 News these additions will help serve the Broome County area. “We mocked up the emergency room, and brought our staff in there, and got them to give us feedback on the size of the rooms, the placement of different equipment,” Boyd says. The healthcare provider says it will be investing $132 million into a six-story building. Construction is expected to begin this fall. Boyd expects the project to be completed within the next three or four years.center_img A helipad, new emergency room and more is to be included in the project. “It’s also going to be, I think, a magnet for healthcare professionals at all levels. I think this facility will really be a game-changer,” Duncan says. UHS says the the expansion is funded through the Broome County Industrial Development Agency. Executive director Stacey Duncan believes this expansion could be bigger than just a building. “The needs of those patients was a significant part of what we had in mind when we began looking at this new structure,” Boyd says.last_img read more

‘Severe red zone’: East Java scrambles to contain COVID-19 spread at Islamic boarding school

first_imgOn Wednesday evening, officials from Magetan and the East Java COVID-19 task force were informed that 31 of 312 santri at Al Fatah pesantren in Temboro had tested positive for the disease following the rapid testing.Read also: East Java boarding school undergoes rapid COVID-19 testing after Malaysia reports imported casesKohar said his team had taken swab samples from students that were found to have contracted the disease during the rapid testing. The samples would be tested using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to get a more reliable result.Although faster and more affordable compared to the PCR, the rapid testing is deemed less accurate in detecting COVID-19 as it only detects antibodies against the coronavirus in blood samples. He went on to say that authorities would need several days to complete surveillance and contact tracing, as the team had to examine many more students.The surveillance would focus on students living in the same housing complex where the 43 Malaysian students lived. The complex, located within the pesantren, was occupied mostly by foreign students.Al Fatah, located about 11 kilometers north of the center of Magetan, has more than 22,000 students; 2,000 of which are foreigners, mostly from Southeast Asian countries.The boarding school is also known as the base for an Islamic group known as Jamaah Tabligh, which has held events in Malaysia, India and South Sulawesi that have been linked to several COVID-19 cases in the respective regions. It is unclear whether any Al Fatah santri attended those events.Kohar said authorities expected more students to test positive as examination and contact tracing was still under way.Read also: In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never beforeMagetan Regent Suprawoto told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that the Malaysian government had urged the remaining Malaysian students to return home, although they initially wanted to stay and spend Ramadan in the village.Officials from the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta were preparing the necessary documents so the students could return to their home country as soon as possible, he went on to say.“However, we want those who tested positive during the rapid testing to stay and undergo treatment here in Magetan, while waiting for their PCR test result,” said Suprawoto.East Java has recorded 664 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, with 60 fatalities and 112 recoveries. Fourteen of the confirmed cases were found in Magetan. (kuk)Topics : More people tested positive during COVID-19 rapid testing conducted at a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Temboro village, Magetan regency, East Java, which the provincial task force has declared a red zone.Authorities declared the village a red zone after 43 santri (students of an Islamic boarding school) tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia. They also put the village under quarantine, restricting people from entering and leaving the village.“I had to wear full personal protective equipment upon briefing the santri and other residents in the pesantren, because I know the area is a severe red zone with high virus transmission,” said Kohar Hari Santoso, an official from the East Java COVID-19 task force.last_img read more