160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Confidential personnel files on Roman Catholic clerics accused of molesting children can be made public, a judge has ruled. The ruling says the files can be made public even if the clerics were never charged with a crime and legal claims against them were not proven. The decision concerns a small number of Franciscan friars, who will have an opportunity to object to disclosure of specific documents before the files are opened. Nevertheless, the ruling could have dramatic ramifications on more than 500 legal claims pending against the Los Angeles Archdiocese, which is accused of failing to protect parishioners from sexual victimization over the last 60 years. Lawyers in Los Angeles have spent years trying to negotiate a settlement, estimated to be as much as $1 billion, without success. The first trials are set to begin in July.
In the late eighties, former Leicester and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey appeared on kids TV show EMU-TV with Rod Hull and Emu.And when video of the popular player’s starring role emerged a number of years ago, it was widely shared on Facebook and Twitter.Representing the Eighth Leicester Boys Brigade, Heskey, whose name was pronounced Emily, nailed the assault course in the Emu Challenge to win money for a local bible society.Heskey has admitted it really is him in the video and later revealed he’d received some stick from Michael Bridges when the pair were playing together for Newcastle Jets in Australia.“Bridges gives me flak for being on the programme, but back then that was the biggest show for kids on telly,” he explained in 2012.“You were either on it or you were watching it.”
Naples Jewelry Store Employee Arrested in $1M TheftA Littman Jewelers store employee accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of items is now in jail, the Naples Police Department said. Police say Jeffrey Charles Vickers, 35, admitted to the theft and said he was going to use the jewelry to fund his drug addiction. Monday morning, management at the jewelry store discovered watches, loose diamonds, and other pieces of jewelry were missing from the store safe. Surveillance video showed a man inside the store shortly after it closed on Sunday. The suspect deactivated the alarm, entered the safe, and removed multiple jewelry cases which he placed into a backpack and garbage bag, police said. The man also took money out of the cash register before leaving the store, police said. Other employees of the store were able to identify Vickers as the suspect. Inside Vickers’ vehicle, detectives found the items stolen. Authorities were also able to locate the clothing worn by Vickers during the burglary as evidence… [CBS News] 13 Arrested in Sarasota County Retail Theft StingThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s office recently added 13 new inmates on charges ranging from petit theft to drug trafficking. The haul was part of a four-day sting targeting heavy retail theft locations in the county. Between the six men and seven women now behind bars in the Sarasota County jail, a total of 32 charges have been filed. Shoplifting is often a means to an end for many of those involved. “A lot of these people, they’re stealing to support other behaviors they may have that are also criminal. We believe that by focusing on this type of crime, we’re stopping other crime from occurring,” says Capt. Walsh. Retail theft goes beyond stealing merchandise. Essie Sweet is accused of trying to steal a local woman’s identity by using her stolen credit cards at Target. And Essie shares more than a few cells with the rest of these suspects. Several boast an extensive rap sheet, among them are 197 prior charges. “Really the goal is crime prevention,” says Walsh. “We’re not interested in arresting people as much as we are just stopping the crime from occurring…” [ABC News]- Sponsor – 3 Charged after $10K Worth of Purses Stolen from Kentucky Outlet MallThree people are behind bars in connection to a theft ring. Police have arrested Marlon Hill, Courtney Chesher, and Aaron Bruner. Hill and Chesher were trying to sell stolen purses on Facebook, at Louisville Pawn shops, and even out of a car. The three week long investigation led them to an apartment complex in Taylorsville. Altogether there was more than $10,000 worth of Kate Spade purses and wallets between the home and a vehicle. Police say Kate Spade of the Outlet Malls of the Bluegrass did not realize a theft had been going on. The merchandise was stolen from storage space they were renting that was not yet open to the public. “The maintenance actually had keys to this location and that’s how he was removing the purses,” police said. The maintenance man is Bruner. Police say Bruner admitted to taking the purses in Simpsonville and traded them in Spencer County. “It was basically to support a drug habit. He was trading these purses for heroin,” police said. Police believe there are still more purses out there and there may be more arrests to come… [ABC News] 3 Detained after Traffic Stop Uncovers Cellphone Store BurglaryAuthorities have detained three Miami-area residents found with $30,000 worth of stolen electronics following a traffic stop. A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle for driving without its headlights on. In the vehicle officials reported finding $600, a crowbar, masks and two bags containing 200 smartphones and iPads worth an estimated $30,000. The items were believed to have been taken from iCARE Smartphone Repair. Officers went to the business and found that its front door had been smashed. They reviewed surveillance video showing two males entering, smashing cases with a crowbar and filling the bags with smartphones. One of the burglars grabbed a cash drawer off the counter. After GPD Special Operations Unit members interviewed the trio, they charged Stephanie Janteria Bascone with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property, fraudulent use of an ID, possession of a stolen credit card and possession of marijuana. Passengers Carl Dwayne Hurd was charged with possession of burglary tools and dealing in stolen property, and Darius Anthony Smith, was charged with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property and giving law enforcement a false ID. The three were held in the Alachua County Jail, and bond had not been set… [Gainesville Sun] LP Worldwide: Abused Mum of Two Stole £7,000 from Shop Where She WorkedA mother-of-two stole £7,000 from the convenience store where she worked. Sanela Miskic took the cash from a safe at a Mirfield (United Kingdom) One Stop Shop. But rather than keep it for herself she sent the stolen money back to her native country Slovenia to bribe her ex-husband to keep away from her. Magistrates heard that she had escaped from the central European country following an abusive relationship and feared for the safety of other family members still living there. Laura McBride, prosecuting, said: “Due to the large amounts of cash found to be missing a regional security supervisor undertook an investigation and after watching the CCTV saw that the defendant was responsible. “She said that in a moment of madness she took the money,” claimed Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating. He described the offences committed by his client as taking place under ‘bizarre circumstances’. He explained: “She didn’t steal the money for herself, she stole the money to keep her husband away from her…There’s a considerable history which has led her into this criminality which is very much out of character…” [Huddersfield Daily Examiner] LP Worldwide: Appeal for More Data as Cargo Crime in EMEA Region Rises 115% Year-on-YearCargo crime has reached a three-year high, according to the latest reports by TAPA’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The number of incidents reported rose 115% year-on-year, to 444 across 19 countries, for the first quarter. Of those, 29 were major losses, with a value of more than €100,000. The average loss was just under €75,000, while the largest was the theft of eight pallets of perfume, valued at €600,000, from a trailer in Lower Saxony, Germany. Of the thefts, 56%, were from trucks stopped at motorway service stations, lay-bys or industrial estates. TAPA noted that a lack of secure parking locations in Europe was evident, with losses from unsecure parking locations accounting for 55% of the thefts. While it is not clear whether the rise is due to better reporting or more crime, there does appear to be a increasing number of thefts, with a wide variety of goods targeted. “High volumes of lower-value goods [prove] to be just as attractive to criminals as a few high-value products,” noted TAPA. Because some countries report cargo crime better than others seems to distort the overall figures. More than 86% of the cargo thefts reported in the first quarter happened in just four countries – those where law enforcement agencies report their data to TAPA. “We do not know the full extent of cargo crime in EMEA, nor globally. We do know, however, that we are barely scratching the surface of the number of incidents we believe are happening in some major countries in our region…” [The Loadstar] Shoplifter Caught Getting Dinner after Heist in Same Strip M£allA Mesa man’s hunger lead to his arrest after he allegedly took $600 in products from a Chandler Walmart. Police report that on May 10 around dinner time, 25-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Kedir was seen shoplifting items from the Walmart. A description of Kedir was given and Chandler bicycle police located him eating at the Jimmy John’s in the same strip mall. A search of his backpack revealed the stolen items. Kedir has been charged with shoplifting was also found to have a warrant for another shoplifting situation in Phoenix… [ABC News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
A Columbia man will spend 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to meth possession with the intent to distribute in September.Milton Tyron McGruder, 37, was arrested in August, 2017 after employees at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Columbia found a toiletry bag of meth in a truck that his wife had returned to the dealership.According to federal prosecutors, McGruder’s wife called Enterprise after returning the vehicle to claim that she had left $700 cash in it. Employees said they didn’t find anything and told her she couldn’t re-rent the truck because it had already been rented.After the call, the employees searched the vehicle and found the meth. They called police.McGruder and his wife visited Enterprise, allegedly under the guise of trying to rent another vehicle. But according to authorities, he went to search the truck when the employees took them outside to look at another vehicle. He again asked if they had the black bag, but the employees said they didn’t. McGruder and his wife left without renting another vehicle.McGruder returned while police were at Enterprise, and he was arrested. He allegedly told officers his wife had returned the car while he was asleep.A drug canine alerted to his car, and officers found two guns, nine Adderall pills, marijuana, meth and assorted cell phones.McGruder will spent 10 years behind bars without the possibility of parole.
‘Old-age protein’ may cause memory lossThe next time you forget where you left your car keys, you might be able to blame an immune protein that builds up in your blood as you age. The protein impairs the formation of new brain cells and contributes to age-related memory loss—at least in mice, according to a new study. Blocking it could help prevent run-of-the-mill memory decline.Catastrophic Chinese floods triggered by air pollutionSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In 2013, the worst flooding to hit China in 50 years was happening in the Sichuan province. About 200 people died, and a further 300,000 were displaced. Researchers designed computer simulations to model what had happened in order to find out whether the flood was caused by pollution. In the case of the Sichuan storms, soot had altered air circulation patterns and redistributed rainfall. The results suggest that air pollution should become a regular factor for weather forecasting.Need an energy boost? This enzyme may helpWhether you’re entering the home stretch of a marathon or trying to lug your groceries up that last flight of stairs, you push and push, and just when you think you can’t push any more, your body summons a bit of extra energy to get you through. Now, scientists have figured out where that boost comes from. What’s more, they say we may be able to use supplements to help us access it.Bumblebees being crushed by climate changeAs our climate changes, plants and animals are on the move. But bumblebees don’t seem to have gotten the memo. Rather than moving north toward cooler weather, the bees are staying put within shrinking ranges—or just disappearing altogether.Independent group pans WHO’s response to EbolaIf the World Health Organization (WHO) is to better protect humanity from major epidemics, it will have to change fundamentally. That is the conclusion of an independent panel charged with assessing WHO’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 11,000 people.
NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX FIBA suspends referees from France-Lithuania game The Blue Eagles also grabbed 27 offensive boards, eight more than La Salle’s 19, and scored 24 second-chance opportunities.Nevertheless, Byrd believes his team can still turn things around since their loss to Ateneo was only their first game of the season.“I think we have a lot of talent on this team, it’s on myself and coach Gian [Nazario] and I’m confident, I mean it was just one game.”ADVERTISEMENT “I think the second quarter killed us, we put them on the foul line and I thought we were not disciplined,” said Byrd. “They’re a championship ball club with a championship coach and they took advantage of that.”“They lived at the free throw line in the second quarter while we only scored eight points. We couldn’t keep them off the offensive glass and that was the story of the game.”AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelThe Green Archers trailed by just two at the end of the first, 23-21, but what they didn’t expect was a white hot Ateneo that outscored them 28-8 in the second frame.Ateneo took a 51-29 lead heading into the break thanks to a 21-1 run to end the first half. Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC MOST READ Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw View comments Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Games between Ateneo and De La Salle always bring in the hype but the first meeting between the two teams in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament saw one squad handle the ballyhoo better than the other.The Blue Eagles handled the Green Archers convincingly, 81-69, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a game La Salle active consultant Jermaine Byrd felt his wards were undisciplined.ADVERTISEMENT
On Saturday, June 16, contestants will vie for the parish crown at Jockey Factory, Lucea, Hanover, and at Alpart Sports Club, Nain, St. Elizabeth, beginning at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 9, parish coronations will take place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary and Colonel’s Cove, Morant Bay, St Thomas, beginning at 8:00 p.m., while on Sunday, June 10, a competition will be held at Louise Bennet Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is inviting members of the public to support the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition, which gets under way this weekend with parish contests.Winners at the parish level will vie for the national crown at the coronation show scheduled to take place in Kingston on Emancipation Day, August 1.On Saturday, June 9, parish coronations will take place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary and Colonel’s Cove, Morant Bay, St Thomas, beginning at 8:00 p.m., while on Sunday, June 10, a competition will be held at Louise Bennet Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, beginning at 7:00 p.m.On Saturday, June 16, contestants will vie for the parish crown at Jockey Factory, Lucea, Hanover, and at Alpart Sports Club, Nain, St. Elizabeth, beginning at 8:00 p.m.Competitions continue on Saturday, June 23, at Glenmuir High School, 10 Glenmuir Road, May Pen, Clarendon, and at Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Lewis Street, Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, beginning at 8:00 p.m.The final two events will be held at Bishop Gibson High School, Mandeville, Manchester, on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. and at Falmouth Cruise Port, Falmouth, Trelawny, beginning at 8:00 p.m.Director of Marketing and Public Relations, JCDC, Stephen Davidson, told JIS News that the parish coronations are a “good family show and just as exciting as the national competition”.“It is important for persons to come out and to see what is happening, see how the young ladies can showcase themselves, and the training they have gone through,” he said.He informed that the girls go through rigorous training sessions, which focus on leadership qualities, community involvement, cultural awareness, appreciation of the role of women, creative talent, deportment and current affairs.“Once they participate in the competition, they really benefit from being a part of the programme and learn various skills, which they would carry on to other phases of their lives,” he pointed out.Mr. Davidson told JIS News that leading up to the national coronation, the parish queens will participate in further training and various activities in Kingston, such as courtesy calls on the mayor, government ministers and sponsors.He informed that the National Festival Queen is required to carry out an outreach or community development project focusing on youth or education.“So, that is a very important component and, of course, that person is active year-round as a role model visiting schools, attending various events and functions,” he said.The Festival Queen Competition, which began in 1963, is one of the highlights of the Emancipation and Independence celebrations.For further information, persons are asked to contact the JCDC head office at 926-5726-9 or the JCDC parish offices island-wide. Members of the public can also visit the JCDC’s website at www.jcdc.gov.jm The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is inviting members of the public to support the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition, which gets under way this weekend with parish contests. Story Highlights