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WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Pinterest Twitter Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Padraig MacLochlainn TDSinn Fein’s Justice spokesperson says that despite 60 million euro being spent on the Morris Tribunal recommendations arising from it have still not been implemented.Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was critical of gardai in its investigation into alleged collusion between members of the force and a convicted drug dealer.One assertion in the investigation is that recommendations arising from the Morris Tribunal on procedures around the handling of Garda informers and the taking of contemporaneous notes by Gardaí have still not being implemented.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLouchlainn says that is of particular concern:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mccrawMORRIS.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – May 10, 2013 Facebook WhatsApp Donegal Deputy says Morris Tribunal lessons have not been learned Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleLetterkeny man found with glue arrested on suspicion of criminal damageNext articleAriel Castro’s daughter: I never want to see him again News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
News Updates”CBI Director Is The Accused, CBI investigating The Case”: Delhi Court Says It is “Violation of Principles of Natural Justice” Press Trust of India17 Nov 2020 9:07 AMShare This – xThe CBI investigating its own former directors in a corruption case is a “violation of principles of natural justice”, a Delhi court said on Tuesday while pulling up the agency for slow pace of probe.The CBI faced the wrath after its public prosecutor sought more time for the investigation.Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal made the observation about the corruption case against controversial…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe CBI investigating its own former directors in a corruption case is a “violation of principles of natural justice”, a Delhi court said on Tuesday while pulling up the agency for slow pace of probe.The CBI faced the wrath after its public prosecutor sought more time for the investigation.Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal made the observation about the corruption case against controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, in which the probe agency’s former directors Ranjit Sinha and A P Singh are among those under the scanner.Four years have passed. In four years, no investigation has been done. How many more years will you take? Seven to ten more years? CBI director is the accused, and the agency is itself investigating the case? I am surprised. This is violation of principal of natural justice, the judge said.The agency informed the court that four of its recent orders have been challenged before the Delhi High Court. Following the submission, the trial court adjourned the matter for November 24 for further hearing.The CBI had lodged the case of alleged bribery against Qureshi in 2017. During the investigation in the case the names of Sinha and Singh also came up and their alleged roles are being probed.Qureshi was accused of collecting money from individuals directly or through Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Sana Babu and using it to influence CBI probes.The court, during the last few hearings in the case, has pulled up the CBI for lack of progress in the case and had posed a series of questions to the agency. It had also asked the investigating agency to file a status report on the probe.Besides, it had summoned the Joint Director who is heading the probe against Qureshi, to appear on November 17 but he did not appear before the court.The judge had also pulled up the agency for not questioning the two former CBI directors and asked as to why CBI was dragging its feet in a case involving their roles, which may lead to an inference that it is not very keen to pursue investigations with respect to them.The probe agency was further asked if the alleged role of another of its ex-director, Alok Verma, was being investigated.Verma allegedly stalled or did not allow the investigations to reach their logical end during his tenure.The CBI had submitted before the court that 544 documents had been collected and 63 witnesses were examined.On being asked what action has been taken against the public servants for whom Qureshi was allegedly acting as a middleman, the agency had said that the investigation was being conducted and the role of such public servants is being probed.The probe agency had further told the court that many CBI officers have been examined in connection with this case, including some public servants from the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.Next Story
It’s been confirmed that there will be no ban on the national flag at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Strabane this year.It follows an announcement made by Derry City and Strabane District Council last week that all flags and emblems were banned from the official parade in order to make the celebrations “cross-community” and “family-friendly”.However, last night Council officials appeared to row back on that decision.Cllr. Karina Carlin is glad that the issue has been resolved:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kargfhgfgfina.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – February 6, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter No ban on national flag at Strabanes St Patrick’s Day Parade Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMore snow & ice forecast for Donegal todayNext articleMcClean open to a move away from West Brom News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
WSOC(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A body believed to be missing boy Maddox Ritch was found on Thursday, days after the 6-year-old vanished in broad daylight in a North Carolina park, city officials and the FBI said.Maddox, who has autism and does not talk, was at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia with his father, Ian Ritch, and another adult when he started sprinting roughly 25 to 30 feet ahead, his dad told reporters.“I feel guilt for letting him get so far ahead of me,” Ian Ritch said.“As soon as I got to the point where I couldn’t see him anymore, I started panicking,” Ian Ritch said.The disappearance sparked a massive search by local, state and federal investigators, who scoured the land with police dogs, searched dumpsters, waded through the park’s lake using sonar and divers and scanned the area with helicopters and drones, police said.Authorities also recorded messages from Maddox’s parents and played those messages in the woods in the hopes that their voices would persuade him to come out if he was there.The body believed to be Maddox was found off of Marietta Street/Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia, about a mile or two from the park, officials said Thursday afternoon.His parents have been notified, the FBI said.“Maddox is my whole world and my reason for living,” his mother, Carrie Ritch, said at a press conference Tuesday.“I want my baby back in my arms,” she said through tears.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Vancouver Police(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Through the new investigative technique of genetic genealogy — and DNA left behind on a discarded cigarette butt — police have arrested a suspect in the 1994 murder of a 26-year-old mom.Audrey Hoellein was raped and murdered in July 1994, according to police in Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland. Hoellein was separated from her husband and her son was about 5 years old at the time, according to police.DNA was left behind at the crime scene, police said, and several suspects were considered over the years, but they were eventually eliminated because their DNA did not match.Hoellein’s father “thought he was going to go to his grave without any resolution as to what happened to his daughter,” Vancouver police officer Dustin Goudschaal said at a news conference on Tuesday.But in 2018, police reached out to DNA lab Parabon to help create a composite image of the unknown suspect from the DNA left behind at the crimes scene. Analysts were able to predict traits of the killer, including his hair color and eye color, said police.Then, Parabon worked with the police department to use a new technique known as genetic genealogy to identify suspect Richard Knapp.Through the new investigative technique of genetic genealogy, officials can take the DNA left behind at a crime scene and identify a suspect by tracing the family tree through his or her family members, who voluntarily submitted their DNA to public genealogy databases.This allows police to create a much larger family tree than using DNA submissions to law enforcement database CODIS, CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist with Parabon, told ABC News.The first public arrest through genetic genealogy was the April 2018 identification of the suspected “Golden State Killer.” Since then, genetic genealogy has helped identify more than 40 suspects in violent crimes, Moore said.After genetic genealogy was used to pinpoint Knapp as a suspect, investigators staked him out and obtained DNA from a cigarette butt he left behind, police officials said. That recovered a DNA sample and was sent to the Washington State lab to compare to the original DNA from the crime scene — and it was a match, said police.Knapp, 57, was arrested on Sunday during a traffic stop near his home, Goudschaal said.Knapp, of Farview, Oregon, had been working in the area of the Portland airport, Goudschaal said.Knapp was from the area, but it does not appear he was known to the victim, police said.He has a criminal history, but police did not elaborate or explain why Knapp’s DNA was not in CODIS, police said.The Hoellein family said in a statement released by the police department: “This crime not only took away a sister from her two brothers, it left a mother and father without a daughter, and a young child without a mother. Since then the family has grown with nephews that will never meet their aunt, and a grandchild that can only see grandma in pictures, only knowing her from shared memories.”The family added that it hopes genetic genealogy “can be used to bring closure to more families across the nation.”Knapp made a first appearance in court on Wednesday. He did not enter a plea.His attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Baltimore County Police(BALTIMORE) — Police have charged a Maryland man with his wife’s murder more than 33 years after she was fatally stabbed in what was believed to to be a home invasion. A grand jury indicted John Norton on first-degree murder charges in the 1985 death of his 23-year-old wife, Karen Norton, authorities announced Monday, citing newly uncovered evidence. Karen Norton was stabbed to death in her home in Catonsville, Maryland, just west of Baltimore, on the evening of Dec. 17, 1985, after returning from her job at a nearby JCPenney.Investigators initially said it was an in-home burglary carried out by an unknown suspect, but authorities now believe her husband may have staged the killing.“Although there was evidence of a breaking and entering, police believe this was staged to thwart the homicide investigation,” authorities said.Detectives said they re-interviewed witnesses and gathered new information over the years that indicated her husband as “the primary suspect.” They did not elaborate on the evidence against him.“Recent developments in the case have uncovered new evidence that further supported that theory, and the case was brought before the Grand Jury on Wednesday, May 1,” Baltimore County Police said in a statement. “After hearing the evidence, an indictment was issued and detectives served Norton with a warrant for his arrest that evening.”John Norton was being held at Baltimore County jail pending trial. It’s unclear if he’s obtained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Chinstrap penguins Pygoscelis antarctica are one of the major consumers of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba in the Southern Ocean. To examine their foraging strategy, we studied foraging trip patterns and diving behaviour of chinstrap penguins breeding at Signy Island, Antarctica, using time-depth recorders. Foraging trips of penguins could be divided into 2 groups, short diurnal (7.8 h) and longer overnight (19.9 h) trips, with diurnal trips (74%) being dominant in number (263 out of 355 trips). The diving depths of our study birds were much deeper (to 179 m) than previous studies on this species, with modal maximum dive depth at around 90 to 100 m. Diving patterns and profiles included typical pelagic dives, but also included series of consecutive square-wave shaped dives reaching similar maximum depth, the typical characteristics of benthic dives. These benthic-type dives were more abundant in diurnal foraging trips than overnight trips. Analysis of stomach contents showed that penguins on both types of trip fed almost exclusively on Antarctic krill. There was a positive relationship between indices of the proportion of benthic feeding and of foraging efficiency (stomach content mass divided by foraging trip duration). These results highlight the potential importance of benthic feeding on Antarctic krill, the first such recorded instance for chinstrap penguins. This previously undescribed foraging strategy by one of the major avian consumers of Antarctic krill provides a new insight into the predator-prey interactions of the Antarctic coastal marine ecosystem.
The acquisition will enable BHP to increase its stake to 72% in Shenzi field BHP is currently the operator of the field with a 44% stake. (Credit: Kasey Houston from FreeImages) BHP Billiton has entered into an agreement with Hess to acquire 28% stake in the Shenzi field in the Gulf of Mexico.The purchase price of the Shenzi field stake is $505m.BHP is currently the operator of the field with a 44% stake, while Hess and Respol are its partners.The acquisition will enable BHP to increase its stake to 72% in Shenzi, a six-lease development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.BHP petroleum operations president Geraldine Slattery said: “This transaction aligns with our plans to enhance our petroleum portfolio by targeted acquisitions in high quality producing deepwater assets and the continued de-risking of our growth options.“We are purchasing the stake in Shenzi at an attractive price, it’s a tier one asset with optionality, and key to BHP’s Gulf of Mexico heartland.“As the operator, we have more opportunity to grow Shenzi high-margin barrels and value with an increased working interest.”Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close before year end 2020.Shenzi field produced 11,000boed in the first eight months of 2020In January-August period of 2020, the Shenzi field produced an average of 11,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day.BHP said that the acquisition is in line with its strategy of targeting counter-cyclical acquisitions in high-quality producing or near producing assets.Hess CEO John Hess said: “Proceeds will be used to fund our world class investment opportunity in Guyana.“This sale is aligned with our strategy to preserve cash and preserve the long term value of our assets in the current low oil price environment.”Recently, ExxonMobil and Hess have made a final investment decision (FID) to move ahead with the $9bn Payara development project, offshore Guyana.The offshore Guyanese field is believed to have an estimated resource base of around 600 million barrels of oil equivalent.