IOJ Hosts Discussion on Reparation and Modern Labour Movement

first_imgStory Highlights The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean. It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean.It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation.“The issue of reparation is not a narrow (one). There are many dimensions to it, and so we chose Workers’ Week to focus on the implications (it has) on the labour movement in Jamaica,” he said.He pointed out that in 1938, 100 years after enslavement, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean experienced a series of labour uprisings, which were reminiscent of the conditions prior to Emancipation.“So, it was as if though, nominally, the people were free, they continued to exist in conditions that had gone back into the 19th century. So the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement,” he said.Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, Danny Roberts, who was part of the discussion panel, echoed the sentiments of the ACIJ/JMB Director.He noted that labour unions must protect their members, which includes contract workers, so that they are not exploited in ways similar to those who were enslaved.Member of the National Council on Reparation (NCR), Steven Golding, who was also a panellist, said in a JIS News interview that the panel discussion serves to spread the message of reparations and to gather more support for the movement.“Forums like this enable us to discourse and engage with the population, so that they learn more about the issue and learn more about advocating for the issue. The NCR is putting a lot of focus on these public forums, so that the population can know what the talking points are,” he said.The panel discussion, moderated by former lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Rupert Lewis, also included Researcher at the Centre for Reparation, Jodi-Ann Quarrie, who pointed to the need for greater discussions on the issue.The event was attended by students and representatives of various interest groups in Jamaica.last_img read more

Queens Counsel Appointments

first_imgJustice Minister Michael Baker announced today, Dec. 23, the 15recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation. “These men and women have brought great credit to the legalprofession,” said Mr. Baker. “Their professional accomplishmentsand community involvement have advanced legal scholarship,teaching and continuing legal education. I’m proud to recognizetheir contributions.” The appointees include: David Meadows, Department of Justice (Canada); Maurice McGillivray, Landry McGillivray; Lawrence O’Neil, Nova Scotia Legal Aid; Col. Allan Fenske, Canadian Forces Grievance Authority; David Graves, McInnes Cooper; Donald Harding, Donald G. Harding & Solicitor Inc.; Wendy Johnston, Patterson Palmer; Kevin Latimer, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson; Glenn Anderson, Blois, Nickerson & Bryson; Marian Fortune-Stone, Department of Justice (Canada); Gavin Giles, Burchell Hayman Parish; David Farrar, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales; Gail Rudderham Chernin, Rudderham Chernin Law Office, Inc.; Brian Allan Tabor, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson; Elizabeth Jollimore, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales. Recommendations for Q.C. appointments are made to cabinet by anine-member advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstratedprofessional integrity, good character and outstandingcontributions to the practice of law.last_img read more

Man arrested in cyber fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said they have arrested a 42-year-old man identified as Amit Sabarwal in a cyber-fraud case.Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harendra K Singh said that they received a complaint where the complainant claimed that someone has changed his mobile number registered in his account in a nationalised bank with an unknown mobile number. Adding further Singh said that the fraudster transferred an amount of Rs 18,53,923 from complainant’s account to different unknown accounts and wallets. During the probe, the accused was arrested. A case under appropriate sections of IPC has been registered.last_img read more

COP22 Opportunity for Morocco to Make Africas Voice Heard AfDB President

Rabat – COP22 will be an opportunity for Morocco to make the voice of Africa heard in environment, President of the African development Bank group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, said.The organization of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Morocco will enable Africa, a continent vulnerable to climate change, to address several issues that affect them closely, Adesina said at an expanded meeting with several ministers.In this respect, he commended the efforts made by Morocco, a “leading country” in terms of renewable energy, environment management and the fight against climate change, noting that AfDB has contributed to financing the solar project “Noor” in Ouarzazate, which illustrates the determination of the Kingdom to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to use more renewable energy to move towards low carbon development. He also deemed it necessary to create an insurance fund, which is expected to provide support to African countries to expand their access to energy.With MAP read more

Oil little changed after government revises US 4Q growth estimate pump price

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil was little changed Thursday after the government slightly revised upward its estimate of fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery fell 10 cents to US$92.66 a barrel in afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The U.S. economy grew at a 0.1 per cent annual rate from October through December, the Commerce Department said. That’s the weakest performance in nearly two years. The latest estimate of fourth-quarter growth was only slightly better than the government’s initial estimate that the economy shrank at a rate of 0.1 per cent.But economists believe a steady housing rebound, stronger hiring and solid spending by consumers and businesses are pushing economic growth higher in the current quarter.Pump prices fell for only the third time in the last 41 days, and by just a trickle. The average for a gallon of gas slid to US$3.782 a gallon from US$3.786. The price is still 5 cents more than it was a year ago, and 42 cents higher than it was just a month earlier.Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, rose 38 cents to US$112.25 on the ICE Futures exchange In London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:— Wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents at US$3.14 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Heating oil was unchanged at US$2.99 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Natural gas rose 5 cents to US$3.48 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) Oil little changed after government revises US 4Q growth estimate; pump price slip slightly by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2013 2:26 pm MDT read more

With focus on natural disasters UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

VIDEO: UN Deputy Secretary-General emphasizes the need to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in order to reduce mortality, economic losses and damage to infrastructureShe noted that Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Pacific, have all agreed and adopted plans to implement the Sendai Framework “with a clear focus on shifting the paradigm from managing disasters to managing disaster risk.”She emphasized that this is vital in order to progress on key targets of the Sendai Framework including reducing mortality, reducing the numbers of people affected by disasters, reducing economic losses and reducing damage to critical infrastructure – all points that are also integral to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, welcomed participants and said he hoped the gathering would provide “great momentum” to efforts to make this a safer and more resilient world. “Human and economic losses from disasters cannot continue at current levels if we are going to progress with the Sustainable Development Goals,” the Deputy Secretary-General said at the opening on Wednesday evening.Held every two years since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to discuss disaster reduction, the 2017 Global Platform – the fifth such event to date – is bringing together some 6,000 Heads of State, policy makers, disaster risk managers, civil society and other participants.This is the first international summit on disaster since the Sendai Framework, which was adopted in 2015 in the northern Japanese city after which it was named, and consists of seven targets and four priorities for action that aim for the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.Last year, 445 million people were affected by disasters linked to natural hazards worldwide including floods, storms, earthquakes and drought, 8,000 people lost their lives and direct economic losses from major disaster events were estimated at $138.8 billion.The World Bank estimates that the real cost to the global economy from disasters is $520 billion per year and that they push 24 million people into poverty annually.“The challenge is how we are going to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if annual economic losses from disasters can wipe out the entire GDP of a low income country overnight and force millions from their homes,” Ms. Mohammed said. read more

Sorry Penn State The Four Best Teams Got In To The College

Heading into college football’s conference championship week, we knew three schools (Alabama, Clemson and Washington) could basically punch tickets to the College Football Playoff with victories in their respective conference title games. The only real questions involved what would happen in the event of an upset or two — and, just as important, what the selection committee would do with Ohio State. The Buckeyes ranked second in the committee’s rankings going into the week, but they also weren’t playing in the Big Ten championship game. How the committee handled that dilemma would in effect be a referendum on the value of a conference championship in the CFP era.The upsets never really came. Although Virginia Tech gave Clemson a fight, the Hokies ultimately succumbed to the Tigers in the ACC championship by a touchdown. Washington, meanwhile, routed Colorado 41-10 in Friday night’s Pac-12 title game, and Alabama secured the greatest peak Elo rating by a college football team in the last 80 years when they crushed Florida 54-16 to win the SEC. The only real drama came from an upset victory in the Big Ten championship for Penn State, which could build a case around beating Ohio State earlier in the season.For what it was worth, our CFP projection model thought there was very little chance the committee would jettison the one-loss Buckeyes in favor of the two-loss Nittany Lions, even after we made a tweak that placed extra emphasis on head-to-head results. Yes, the committee once dropped a team that won its final game by 52 points (TCU) from third to sixth when they reshuffled the field for their final rankings. But the model still said there was only a 13 percent probability that Penn State would bump Ohio State this year.1Our model output from Dec. 3 showed Ohio State with an 87 percent chance of being selected, so the rest of Penn State’s probability must have come from the (extremely remote) possibility that they’d bump one of the other three teams in the top four.And, sure enough, the CFP committee went with the Buckeyes. On Sunday, it produced a final four of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington, the semifinals of which will be sorted out on New Year’s Eve.Although Penn State was understandably frustrated by the decision, it would have been difficult to justify taking the Lions over the Buckeyes. Ohio State was a consensus No. 2 in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls, as well as most statistical rankings, including ESPN’s Football Power Index and Strength of Record metric. Undefeated Alabama is clearly the nation’s best team — quite possibly the best in college football history, in fact — but Ohio State is an obvious No. 2 by most measures. We can always debate the eternal question of whether the CFP should reward the best team or the “most deserving” one, but in the end the committee took the team that had the more dominating season against the tougher schedule, just as it usually does.So, now that we have a final four, who will win? From here on out, our model no longer has to forecast the committee’s decision making, so it’s all about what ESPN’s Football Power Index predicts. The FPI sees Alabama as 64 percent favorites to beat Washington in the Peach Bowl (which, we should also note, is held in Atlanta — far closer to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, than to Seattle), and it gives Ohio State a 55 percent chance of knocking off Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.Overall, that works out to a 39 percent chance of yet another Alabama national title — it would be the school’s fifth in the last eight seasons under coach Nick Saban — though the rest of the field is still more likely to upset ’Bama than not. If the Crimson Tide beat the Huskies, Alabama’s title odds would rise to 62 percent; if Washington pulls the upset, the CFP championship would basically be a coin flip no matter who wins in Clemson-OSU.But that’s all about a month away. There’s still plenty of college football to consume between now and then, including Army-Navy next week, the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Dec. 10, and about a trillion bowl games (which I mostly enjoy, even if they often lose money and feature increasingly poor teams). For college fans, the most wonderful time of the year is just beginning.CORRECTION (Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m.): A previous version of this article misstated TCU’s final 2014 College Football Playoff ranking. TCU dropped to sixth place in the final week, not to fifth. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State ties RPI 11 for the second straight game

Ohio State celebrates after junior forward Dakota Joshua’s goal in the second period of the Buckeyes’ 1-1 draw against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Oct. 13. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsOhio State (1-1-2) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (0-0-2) fought to another 1-1 tie — the second in as many days — with the Buckeyes once again winning in the shootout after the tie had been decided.RPI jumped on the Buckeyes early with a goal less than a minute into the game, but Ohio State tied the game up at one early in the second period. The battle between the pipes of the two goalies raged on the rest of the night as both teams failed to send a puck behind either netminder until the shootout. The Buckeyes were forced to play comeback hockey early on, but Ohio State junior forward John Wiitala said the team stayed true to their normal game.“I don’t think it changes anything,” Wiitala said.  “I think we always try to stick to our game plan, whether that’s up by five goals or down by five, it’s the same game plan throughout.”The scoring started early for the Engineers with a goal by junior forward Evan Tironese just 56 seconds into the first period. Freshman forward Troy York fed a pass to the back post for an easy tip-in by Tironese that redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo had no chance at stopping, giving RPI an early 1-0 lead.The Buckeyes couldn’t find the back of the net in the first, then quickly knotted the score at one in the second period on a goal by senior forward Christian Lampasso. Wiitala tipped the puck away from the RPI defender, and senior forward Luke Stork found Lampasso wide open in the slot, giving Lampasso an opportunity to bury the shot past junior goalie Chase Perry.“[Wiitala] just made a great play,” Stork said. “He back checked the puck really well and it just happened to come back on my stick, and I looked up and saw [Lampasso] wide open in the middle, and he put it away.”Much like the previous night’s game, Romeo and Perry faced off in a goalie battle for much of this contest. The first big save came on the Ohio State end, as Romeo stuffed sophomore forward Jacob Hayhurst on a wide open shot in the slot.Not to be outdone, Perry held strong on a tough Wiitala shot with an incredible save with six minutes to go in the third period.  Perry would end the game with 27 saves, Romeo had 22.“[Romeo] got the game puck again tonight, head coach Steve Rohlik said. “At the end of the day you’re always as good as your goaltending, and certainly he was a backbone again tonight.”The game headed into overtime deadlocked at one, with neither team able to create much momentum in the third period. Ohio State led in shots 27-20 going into the extra frame.Stork created a strong chance early in the overtime, but Perry tracked the shot down with a kick save on his right pad. Junior forward Dakota Joshua had an opportunity off a pass from junior forward Brendon Kearney, but the shot went wide.RPI’s greatest chance came on a breakaway by sophomore forward Patrick Polino, but his shot went wide with under a minute to go in the overtime.The game went to a shootout where the Buckeyes won on a goal by sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. Romeo made all three saves to secure another shootout victory. Shootouts are not counted in the standings for non-conference opponents in collegiate hockey, so the game went down as a 1-1 tie for both teams.Ohio State continued to struggle on the power play, as their 0-for-3 tally in the game moves them to 0-for-20 on the season with a man advantage.“It’s a work in progress right now,” Rohlik said. “We’re going to have to keep tweaking it before we find the right combinations.”The Buckeyes travel to play a pair of road games against University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and at 8 p.m Saturday. read more

Public schools in Guyana to be closed for LGE

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMarch 18 is not a holiday – Gov’t declaresMarch 10, 2016In “Politics”PPP will contest LGE but still wants Surujbally removedAugust 18, 2015In “Politics”Early closure of schools due to Local Government ElectionsMarch 9, 2016In “latest news” School children at the National Launch of the HPV VaccineAll public schools in Guyana will be closed on Monday, November 12, to facilitate the holding of the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE).This was announced by Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Brushell Blackman who revealed that several schools are to used as polling stations.However, the closure will only last for the day and all schools will resume the following day.It was also revealed that teachers will be tasked with performing the functions of the various officials for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at these stations.Local Government Elections will be held across the country on Monday where citizens will be given the chance to select individuals in the community to represent them.  Once elected, these persons will be responsible for ensuring that the needs of the constituencies are fulfilled.The elections would have commenced with Nomination Day on September 21, where the candidates would have entered the elections arena under their respective political party or as independent candidates. read more

Ferdinand questions Chelseas attitude against Spurs

first_imgRio Ferdinand has questioned the mentality of Chelsea players after their unbeaten run was brought to an end by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.Maurizio Sarri’s men were outclassed from the first minute to the last as Tottenham recorded victory in the London derby thanks to goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-Min.However, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand admitted he was shocked by Chelsea’s lackluster performance and accused their players of failing to stick to a game plan.“Tottenham approached this game as if it was a derby, Chelsea approached it as if it was a testimonial,” he told Daily Mail.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Tottenham have this in their locker, it’s not a surprise, what was a surprise was how Sarri’s team played.“I just think when you come away from home you want to make sure you’re compact and they have done everything but that. In the first half, they went against everything that would have been said in the team talk.“That’s a performance as a player and a manager especially, you’re fearful of off the back of an international football: Lackadaisical, jaded, the air miles are playing a part in it, too.“It feels like they have not focused on what the job in hand was here today and that was to come here and especially in the first 10, 15 minutes away from home in a massive game like this is to quiet the crowd and to get your foot in the game and they did everything but that.”last_img read more

Baby on board Woman gives birth on I205

first_imgKatherine Thayer received a sweet surprise this Valentine’s Day.It wasn’t roses or chocolates or stuffed teddy bears.It was the birth of baby Noah. One week early. On the side of Interstate 205.“It gets funnier and funnier every time we tell it,” said Alina Palmer, Katherine’s midwife.Katherine awoke to contractions at 3:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. Her husband, Jeff, helped keep Katherine calm as she worked through the contractions for the next few hours. Since she wasn’t showing any other signs of labor, they didn’t head to the hospital.At about 8:30 a.m., the contractions got more frequent but were still eight to 10 minutes apart. After 30 minutes of contractions, Palmer suggested the couple head to the hospital for an evaluation.So the Gresham, Ore., couple loaded their daughter and nephew, both 2 years old, into the backseat of their 2006 Toyota Corolla and headed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where Jeff works as an imaging assistant.By the time they reached the Troutdale exit on Interstate 84, Katherine’s water broke.A few miles later, Katherine told her husband she couldn’t wait any longer.“She said she feels like she has to push,” Jeff said. “Panic sets in.”Throughout the morning, Jeff was on his cellphone updating Palmer, who was headed to the hospital from her home in Clackamas, and his mother, Judy Thayer, who was en route from the St. Johns neighborhood.When Katherine started pushing, Palmer told Jeff it was time to pull the car over to the side of the road. The couple met their midwife and Judy alongside I-205, near the Sandy Boulevard exit.last_img read more

Investigators Think They Know Who Killed Eleven Girls Around Galveston In The

first_img Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: In the 1970s, in and around Galveston, teenage girls started going missing – sometimes in pairs. Many of their bodies would turn up in swamps, marshes and bodies of water in places like Clear Lake and Texas City.Those murders — along with a cluster of others over the years along Interstate 45 between Houston and Galveston — have led to the area being dubbed “The Texas Killing Fields.”Now, more than 45 years later, two local investigators are focusing on nearly a dozen of those cases, most of which happened in the 1970s. Of those eleven murders, there’s only been a conviction in one case, but a federal court ruling cast serious doubt on whether the right man went to jail.Lise Olsen and Fred Paige agree. Olsen is an investigative reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and Paige is a former homicide detective from Galveston. Working together, they think one man may be responsible for those crimes, and they’re asking for the public’s help in solving the case.Now, as a new true crime documentary series called The Eleven debuts on the A&E network focusing on the crimes, the Galveston District Attorney’s office has reopened two of the cases. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty revisits the story of the eleven murders, the investigators who theorize one man is behind them all, and our conversation with the man they’re focusing on. MORE: Texas Prisoner Responds To Theory That He’s Responsible For Galveston Serial Murders (Houston Matters, Aug. 22, 2017)How You Can HelpPaige and Olsen have established an email address and tip line for anyone with information to contact them at: or 832-387-5382.Michael HagertyLise Olsen, investigative reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and Fred Paige, a former Galveston homicide detective, think they know who committed 11 unsolved murders in and around Galveston during the 1970s.Who Are The Eleven?1. Collette Wilson, who disappeared from Alvin, Texas in June of 1971. 2. Brenda Jones, who disappeared from Galveston in 1971. 3. Rhonda “Renee” Johnson and… 4. Sharon Shaw, who both disappeared from Galveston on Aug. 4, 1971. 5. Debbie Ackerman and… 6. Maria Johnson, who both disappeared from Galveston on Nov. 15, 1971. 7. Gloria Gonzales, who disappeared in October of 1971 (her body was found near Wilson’s). 8. Kim Pitchford, who disappeared in January of 1973. 9. Georgia Geer and… 10. Brooks Bracewell (aka “the Dickenson girls,” who both disappeared in September of 1974) 11. Jane Doe, (perhaps), whose bones were found off FM 2004 in Brazoria County in 1980 (she was likely killed in 1975). 12. Suzie Bowers, who disappeared from Galveston in 1977.MORE: Examining a String of Murders From Houston to Galveston (Houston Matters, March 17, 2015)Edward Harold Bell in a 1978 booking photo and a more recent TDCJ mugshot.A Suspect Under Their NosesThe first clue as to who might be responsible for these crimes can when Paige was digging through some old documents related to one of the cases. He was in Texas City, where one set of bodies was found. And he stumbled across a confession letter that had been written in the late 1990s by a Texas prison inmate. It had never been publicized.“The first time I saw that letter,” Paige said, “I basically said, ‘He’s your guy. This is our guy right here.’”That guy was Edward Harold Bell, who was (and still is) serving a prison sentence for killing a man in the 1970s. To verify the confession letter, Paige went digging through old newspaper archives from the Chronicle and the Houston Post.It turns out the letter contained details related to the cases that were never made public. Plus, other evidence seems to point circumstantially — but not yet definitively — to Bell, such as witnesses saying the saw two of the missing girls getting into a van matching the description of one Bell owned. Also Ed Bell lived fairly close to where many of these bodies had been found.“I’m convinced he did it,” Paige said. “Could I prove it in a court of law? No.”‘Eleven Went to Heaven’As for Ed Bell himself, does he stand by that confession letter? Bell granted Lise Olsen an interview from prison and wrote her some letters where he talked about the women he said he killed.AUDIO: Excerpts from Lise Olsen’s Prison Interview with Edward Harold Bell (Houston Chronicle)“We end up looking at eleven because he writes in a letter to me that there were ‘eleven who went to heaven,’” Olsen said. “He provides the names of four of those girls, and he provides initials and hair color and years of most of the rest of the girls.”MAP: The Eleven ‘Who Went to Heaven’ (Houston Chronicle)Looking for WitnessesNow, the investigative work of Olsen and Paige is to determine if Bell is telling the truth about all this. They’re trying to find witnesses who were never interviewed at the times of these murders, investigators who worked on the cases back in the 1970s or anyone who knew Bell or his wife at the time.What about Bell himself? Does he stand by the things he wrote and told Lise Olsen? As of publication of this story, our request for a prison interview with him is still pending. However, he’s told Olsen he was brainwashed into killing the women.They Deserve AnswersWhether Edward Harold Bell is ever proven guilty or not, finding the answer is what continues to drive Fred Paige and Lise Olsen.“Well, I guess it’s in my DNA, but who doesn’t want to solve a mystery?” Paige said. “Seems like we keep moving forward. We keep connecting some dots, but we still haven’t found that one loaded gun or whatever that’s going to put Bell away and say conclusively that this guy killed the girls that we believe he did kill.”Olsen wants to provide the victims’ families some answers after all these years of waiting.“I don’t like the idea that somebody can claim credit for eleven unsolved murders and never have to pay a price,” she said. “These are lost girls who never got a chance to grow up, who were robbed of their lives. And they deserve justice. All these people deserve answers, and so if it’s in our power to give them answers, I’d really like to do that.”center_img 00:00 /12:31last_img read more

What Can the Astros Do to Compete with the Red Sox Going

first_img 00:00 /06:57 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: David J. Phillip/APBoston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez holds the championship trophy after Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Los Angeles.center_img X Share The World Series ended last night with the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5, to take the series 4-1.Now, with the season over, what can the Astros do to get back to baseball’s promised land and to compete with the Red Sox going forward? Jesus Ortiz is a senior editor for La Vida Baseball and a former Astros beat writer. In the audio above, he tells Houston Matters host Craig Cohen he thinks the Astros are in good shape to contend for several more years.And Ortiz discusses the historic win by Boston manager (and former Astros coach) Alex Cora, who became the first Puerto Rican to manage a team to a World Series title.last_img read more

Sign up for MSCs new agent program and earn bonus commissions agent

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> FORT LAUDERDALE — MSC Cruises USA has announced the launch of a new travel agent learning program designed to help trade partners learn about – and sell – MSC Cruises to their clients.Available on the premier e-learning platform Travel Agent University (TAU), the new MSC Academy will consist of multiple courses, quizzes and checkpoints that detail the cruise line’s history, fleet and onboard experiences.Upon logging into the TAU learning management system at, agents will be guided through a specially curated program that discusses MSC’s fleet, brand history, sailing destinations, the MSC Voyagers Club, onboard experiences and more. Other features include informative videos, voiceovers, an audio pronunciation guide and various activities.Agents can also utilize a central dashboard to review their course activity, track the status of their progress and access rewards, including gift cards, bonus commissions, fams and monthly giveaways. Plus, the program provides a platform for ongoing communication amongst travel agent participants, allowing them to exchange information with others in the industry.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesUpon completion, agents will gain exclusive access to MSC Cruises’ travel agent rates and opportunities to participate in seminars at sea. They’ll also receive a complimentary MSC Cruises baseball cap, cell phone business card holder, and current travel agent brochure for their use.In addition, agents who complete the course prior to the MSC Seaside christening will be invited to a one-night inaugural celebration event aboard the new ship from Dec. 22-23, subject to availability.Even more, MSC Cruises is offering several booking bonuses upon completion of the course, including US$50 bonus commission on first new FIT booking; $100 bonus commission on first new FIT MSC Yacht Club booking; and double MSC Rewards points for all new FIT bookings through the end of 2017.MSC Academy is accessible 24/7 through TAU. To kick off the program, any agent who registers for the new course by May 31 will be entered to win a seven-night Caribbean cruise. Sign up for MSC’s new agent program and earn bonus commissions, agent rates Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share Tags: Agent Rates, Commission, Education, MSC Cruises Thursday, April 13, 2017 last_img read more

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