Police officer shot dead in Canadian Arctic community
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Police officer shot dead in Canadian Arctic community

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Constable Douglas Scott, 20, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was shot to death late Monday night while answering a call about an impaired driver. The incident took place in the community of Kimmirut in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut.

Constable Scott, who had been on the job for six months, is the second northern Canadian RCMP officer killed on duty in just under a month. On October 6, Constable Christopher Worden was shot and killed while responding to a call in Hay River, in the Northwest Territories.

Scott is survived by his parents, Doug and Marla, as well as his siblings and grandparents. His parents live near Brockville, Ontario.

RCMP Commanding Officer “V” (Nunavut) Division Marty Cheliak expressed the police force’s shock and sadness at the shooting. “The death of any of our members is deeply felt, but when once again it occurs in one of our close-knit northern communities, the pain of that loss seems even greater,” said Cheliak in a statement. “Our hearts also go out to the community of Kimmirut and to everyone who knew Doug.”

Cheliak provided the following timeline of events:

  • “At 10:56 p.m., Cst. Scott was called to respond to a complaint of a possible impaired driver.
  • At 11:02 p.m. Cst. Scott radioed “V” (Nunavut) Division telecoms to say that he was following up on the call for service.
  • Shortly thereafter, “V” Division telecoms attempted to contact Cst. Scott, but received no response.
  • At 11:31 a second member from the detachment was advised by local residents that [the officer] had responded to a report of an impaired driver and that the driver had crashed into a residence. Upon arrival at the scene, it was found that [Constable Scott] had been shot.
  • At 11:45 p.m. “V” division’s Emergency Response Team was mobilized.
Constable Scott tragically lost his life while protecting the people of his community and will be remembered for his courage, bravery and dedication.
  • At 11:56 p.m. it was confirmed that the suspect had entered his own residence.
  • At 4:10 a.m. the suspect surrendered to police without incident and was taken into custody.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement on the death of Scott on Tuesday. “I wish to pay tribute to Constable Doug Scott, who died tragically in the line of duty in Kimmirut, Nunavut,” said Harper. “On behalf of Canadians, I extend my sincere sympathy to the family, friends and fellow colleagues of Constable Scott. We are forever grateful that young men and women like Constable Scott continue to respond to the call of duty often working under extreme circumstances, and in conditions of great danger.”

The suspect in the shooting, Pingoatuk (Ping) Kolola of Kimmirut, Nunavut, has since been transported via RCMP aircraft to Iqaluit where he remains in custody. He has been charged with first degree murder.

Selecting A Corporate Caterer For Your Event

byAlma Abell

Corporate events are used for many reasons; they can draw attention to the company and its products, they can be used to reward employees, or they can be used to bring corporate officials together that have a common goal. Whatever the reason, these events will include food and beverages, and the Chicago corporate caterer you choose can have a big impact on the success of the event.

It all starts with the budget:

Long before any steps are taken, the budget for the event must be established. Consider the costs associated with the event venue, catering, décor, entertainment, etc. Once you have your budget, you can then look into your options.

The number of attendees:

The number of guests may have an impact on the caterer. Some catering companies specialize in small, intimate events; others focus on providing services for large groups. Without a reasonably good estimate of how many attendees there will be, it can be difficult to decide which Chicago corporate caterer is best suited. The headcount does not have to be exact, but it should be reasonably close.

Food options:

The food served at corporate events can be predictable and boring; same old chicken dishes with a few hors-d’oeuvres seem to be “de rigueur.” The best Chicago corporate caterer will design a menu suitable for the event and the attendees. The right caterer can comfortably deal with any event, regardless of the menu and approach to serving.

Is a bar in order?

A bar is not necessarily appropriate for all events. If the objective of the event is to focus hard on issues of the day, a bar may not be the best idea. On the other hand, if you are giving a holiday party, for example, a bar will be most welcome. An experienced Chicago corporate caterer can usually offer a little insight as to what is best.

Experienced corporate caterers will impress your guests with menu choice and service as well as the look and feel of the venue.

A Chicago corporate caterer must be prepared to provide you with what is expected, regardless of whether it is a meeting of business unit CEOs or a party for the staff. Contact Food For Thought, the managing group for 19 EAST.

Building collapse in Barbados traps family
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Building collapse in Barbados traps family

Sunday, August 26, 2007 Miami Dade Fire Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 1 Members were on the scene since last night. Search dogs worked the scene all night.

According to current reports, sometime early this morning, an apartment building in Brittons Hill, Barbados fell into a cave below.

Five family members are known to be trapped in the collapse, although reports have not be made as to whether these are the only individuals involved. Rescue workers, as well as several prominent politicians are currently on the scene; two cranes have been deployed to remove debris. Evacuation has occurred, with an extension of this area being discussed.

Miami Dade Police arrived on the scene late Sunday night and are now in a joint effort with the Barbados Defence Force, Barbados Fire Service and Royal Barbados Police Force to rescue possible survivors. Prime Minister Owen Arthur also stated that surveys are currently being conducted to determine the stability of the surrounding area, and only after these reports have been compiled will residents know whether they will be able to return to their homes.

A cadaver dog was sent into the cavern and has identified two areas where there are possible dead bodies. Sadly it is no longer a rescue mission but recovery one.

United States: Brother of Florida school shooting suspect committed
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United States: Brother of Florida school shooting suspect committed

Sunday, February 18, 2018

On Saturday, Zachary Cruz, 17, half-brother of suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, was removed from a mobile home park in Lantana, Florida, to a mental health facility.

An unreleased facility involuntarily committed Zachary using Florida’s Baker Act, which allows individuals suspected by law enforcement of being mentally unstable to be placed under psychiatric and psychological observation for 12 hours. All American states and territories have similar laws with variable conditions and lengths of time. The details of his commitment are confidential under federal HIPPA laws and other federal laws giving mental health records special protections.

Roxanne Deschamps owned the mobile home where Zachary Cruz resided. A confrontation with Nikolas, about his firearms, split the brothers. Deschamps’s Facebook account says, “[Nikolas] bought a gun and wanted to bring it into my house … Violence and gun not accepted in my house.”

The mental health of the Cruz brothers, among other factors, is being closely examined by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Political and community leaders are examining gun control methods that involve mental health.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has long warned that mental health patients are perceived as more violent than they really are and are more likely to be the victims of violence than the general population. Two out of three Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) patients have been the targets of violent acts, but violent SMI patients make up only 3-5% of the mentally ill population.

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The Right Commercial Auto Insurance For Your Business

byAlma Abell

When you run a business that has a fleet of vehicles, you need to make sure that you get them insured. Typically you aren’t going to get the same type of insurance policy for commercial vehicles that you would get for your own car, you are going to get specialized Commercial Auto Insurance for them. You get commercial vehicle insurance not just because it protects the vehicle, but also because it adds additional layers of protection that is going to be highly beneficial to your business interests. As you look for companies that handle commercial auto policies, you want to look for the following three items in your search:

1. The Policy Should Cover More Than Just The Car

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When you are driving a car for your business, you need to protect more than just a car. What you need is the type of insurance that is going to cover the occupants inside of the car, as well as any products or materials that are going to be inside. The products you have inside may be more valuable than the car itself.

2. It Should Pay Off Enough To Be Worthwhile

When you are in an accident, whatever company you go with should be able to pay off enough money for the policy to be worthwhile to you. You don’t want a “minimum” payment; you want enough for it to be beneficial to you.

3. The Policy Should Not Have Too Many “Loopholes”

There are always going to be some loopholes in insurance policies that you find. The goal is to find one that does not have the type of loopholes that can cause you trouble down the line if you get into an accident.

As you search for a Commercial Auto Insurance policy that is going to have your back, you want to consider what Coast Auto Insurance Services Inc. can do for you. Not only can they help you with the car that is in your driveway, but they can also help you with the fleet of cars that are at your office as well. You can find more info on what they can offer you at Coastautoinsurance.com.

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend
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Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Suspects in slaying of pregnant North Dakota woman enter not guilty pleas
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Suspects in slaying of pregnant North Dakota woman enter not guilty pleas

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Both suspects in the death of Savanna Greywind have entered not guilty pleas in court in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. On Tuesday, William Hoehn, acting through his lawyer, pled not guilty to counts of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and giving false information to the police. On Thursday, his girlfriend Brooke Crews did the same, procedurally. Hoehn’s next hearing is scheduled for December and Crews’ for January.

“At this point, Ms. Crews chose on my advice not to specifically enter a plea. The judge entered a not guilty plea, procedurally to move the case forward,” Crews’ lawyer, Steven Mottinger, told the press.

Savanna Greywind, 22, whose body was found wrapped in plastic by kayakers in the Red River on August 27, was eight months pregnant when her relatives called the police to report her missing. According to court documents, the police first responded to a call at 2825 9th St. N. #2 in Fargo on August 19, and spoke to the man and woman who lived at #5, Brooke Crews and William Hoehn, but did not execute a search warrant until August 24, at which time they found Brooke with a baby girl. Hoehn would later tell police he had discovered Crews in their bathroom wiping up blood, and she showed him the infant and told him, “This is our baby. This is our family.” Crews would tell the police Greywind had given her the baby. Both told police the girl is Greywind’s daughter, and a DNA test was performed to confirm the child’s identity.

Greywind worked as a nursing assistant at the Eventide Fargo senior center in West Fargo, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. According to her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, they had planned to name their daughter Haisley Jo, and had recently leased an apartment where they planned to live with their child. Now, Matheny says, he plans to move to the Spirit Lake Reservation northwest of Fargo to raise his daughter near family. He and Greywind both belong to the Spirit Lake Tribe. Ashton and Greywind’s parents were permitted to visit the child in the hospital pending confirmation of her identity, and Matheny has since been awarded full custody.

Matheny, in remarks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, said “I’ve been waiting to be a father for a while[…] She’s the only good thing that came out of this. She looks like Savanna.”

Earlier in September, tribal leaders sent an open letter to North Dakota’s US congressional delegation with several demands regarding Greywind’s case and the violence faced by Native Americans nationwide. Among other things, they asked that the United States Department of Justice establish a cross-jurisdictional task force to establish a clear system for investigating the deaths and disappearances of Native American women.

The tribal leaders’ letter reads in part: “During the gatherings and prayers for Savanna, we heard story after story from families who also have women in their families missing or with unsolved murders[…] The murder of Savanna illustrates a much larger problem of epic proportions.”

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How To Get A Loan From Bad Credit Dealerships In Sherwood, Ar

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Everyone makes mistakes, some just have greater and longer consequences than others. When it comes to financial mistakes, the effects on your credit and the length of time you’ll have to deal with them can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to purchasing a car. Thankfully, there is a glimmer of hope in the car buying world. Establishments such as Bad Credit car dealerships Sherwood AR help bad credit buyers get in the cars they need and deserve.

Getting a car from a bad credit dealership in Sherwood AR can be a fairly simple process, you just need to be prepared.

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Get a Copy of Your Credit Report

The first thing you need to do is get a current copy of your credit report. Your credit report will show you just how bad your credit actually is. You may be surprised to find that your credit is better than you thought or maybe even worse. Whatever you find on the report, it’s import that you educate yourself on your current financial situation before heading to the Bad Credit car dealerships Sherwood AR. Depending on your situation, it might be a good idea for you to halt your car buying process and spend sometime working on your credit before heading to the dealership.

Keep a Cosigner in Mind

If you are trying to purchase a vehicle with bad credit, it’s also a good idea to keep a cosigner in mind. If your credit situation is severe, it may be the only way for you to purchase your vehicle. A cosigner is simply another party, with good credit, who is willing to sign that they will also be financially responsible for the purchase of the vehicle. Explain your situation to the cosigner so they are aware of your need.

Consider Your Budget

Consider how much you can afford to pay for your vehicle before you head to the dealership. It’s important to be realistic when coming up with this figure, so take your time during this process. Consider the cost of insurance as well as the cost of fuel when calculating your budget. When you arrive at anybad credit car dealerships Sherwood AR they will be prepared to show you a number of cars. If you know ahead of time what you can actually afford, you can save time and heartache by providing the sales associate with these figures.

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American animator Jack Zander dies, aged 99
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American animator Jack Zander dies, aged 99

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Jack Zander, the animator whose career lasted from the “golden age” of theatrical animation into the 1980s, has died at the age of 99 on Monday, December 17.

Born in May of 1908, he helped animate the Tom and Jerry cartoons with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, including Puss Gets the Boot (1940), The Night Before Christmas (1941), Fine Feathered Friend (1942), and Sufferin’ Cats (1943).

Zander was nominated for an Outstanding Animated Program Emmy in 1981 for Gnomes, and in 1984 he won the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists’ Golden Award.

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How To Improve Your English Grammar Assignment Help Online

How to improve your English Grammar Assignment Help Online by Students Assignments Helps

English is a universal language. It is the preferred means of communication for everyone so it has gained the status of being a very common language. It has also been the medium for famous authors and artists to express themselves. It is common to find people with a passion for this language taking up English as their major when go for higher studies. So if you are stuck with your English Grammar Assignment Help Online then you are in the right place. We are going to provide you with a few pointers to improve your English Grammar.1) Expand your vocabularyPerhaps the most difficult but the most rewarding too, expanding your vocabulary has guaranteed results to improve your Online English Grammar Assignment Help. The best way to add words to your existing knowledge of them is to read more. You can begin by reading more novels, books, newspapers and articles. This will improve your reading speed and strengthen the grasp over your English.2) Understand the structure of a sentenceBefore starting your Online English Grammar Homework Help, you need to understand the structure of the sentence. This helps you to frame coherent sentences which can easily help you present your ideas in a sophisticated manner. It allows you to build up a flow between all your sentences which are easier to understand and comprehend. You can build up your knowledge about the structure of a sentence by visiting websites dedicated to this topic.3) Identify the chinks in your armourSpeaking English is quite different from writing or reading it. So you will frequently find that you encounter more grammatical errors when writing something. So you need to identify the weaknesses and shortcomings that you frequently come across while doing your English Grammar Assignments. After you become aware of your shortcomings, start working on them to build up a stronger foundation for future benefits. Start this by finding the remedies for your weakness. This can be done with the help of using grammar checking apps or similar tools.4) Practise makes a man perfectAfter you have learnt every thing related to English grammar you need to start practising. This ensures that you have long term retention of everything you have been reading and learning. You can start practising by solving questions from test papers, mock test papers, or the text books of famous authors. With the help of the internet you have access to a wide range of resources. You can also use different websites to check your grammar while writing essays or articles.5) Never stop learningEven if you think you have learnt every thing you thought you need to get good grades, you are in for a surprise. This is because you need to brush up your knowledge from time to time to be aware of the changes taking place. By going through over the things you have studies you get the chance to recapitulate and summarize all the major points and tips. This also ensures that you remember and retain everything.

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