Police: Connecticut Paramedic Admits to Patient Sexual Assault

first_imgHAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – An arrest warrant for a Connecticut paramedic accused of raping an unconscious woman inside an ambulance says he admitted to police that he touched her inappropriately.Mark Powell, of North Haven, was arrested last week on charges of first-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. A 22-year-old woman being taken to a hospital with a head injury on Christmas Day says she awoke to find an ambulance employee assaulting her.The warrant says Powell at first denied any inappropriate contact but then said he touched the woman’s breasts and genitals “to elicit a response from or awake the female.” The warrant says he expressed remorse to police.Details of the warrant were reported Monday by The Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register.Powell hasn’t returned calls seeking comment.last_img read more

Amendments to the tourist regulations at a public hearing by March 1st

first_imgThe new Minister of Tourism, Anton Kliman, immediately got a job without waiting for the famous 100 days, which is more than a commendable and honestly unusual phenomenon on our political scene. One of the ministers first statements was that one of the main goals is to reduce VAT on hotel accommodation as Croatia currently with 13 percent VAT on hotel services is certainly not a competitor, both in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. To illustrate, Italy, Spain and France have a VAT rate of 10 percent, Slovenia 9,5 percent, Montenegro and Malta 7 percent, Portugal and Malta 7 percent, and Greece only 5 percent.That the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman is serious, is evidenced by the proactivity and the website of the Ministry of Tourism published proposals for amendments to four regulations in order to improve the accommodation offer in the tourism sector and it is open public consultation about them that will run until March 1, 2016.”Over the past week, we have been discussing in the course what amendments should be made to the new regulations in order for hotels, camps, family farms and other accommodation facilities to improve their business. According to the proposed changes, those obstacles that exist in business, which in practice have been shown to hinder the development of quality, would be removed. The aim of the proposed changes is to improve business in the market, facilitate the activities of tourism workers and adapt to market needs. The ordinances will be in public discussion for the next 30 days, so we invite the tourism sector, professional associations and all employees in tourism to send us their proposals in order to fully improve the business.”Pointed out the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman.In hotels, instead of the current obligation to meet all standards for a particular category, it is proposed to meet one part of the mandatory standards, and in the long part to meet the electoral standards that are scored.”Some of the major changes are the introduction of the concept of glamping equipment and the definition of mobile homes and dormitories (cottages). Glamping equipment will be any type of equipment that provides a standard higher than usual (eg tent with bathroom) which is spatially placed in an unusual way (pillars, wood, water, rock and so on), in the type of “camp”, reception other facilities cannot be found in containers, except for the lowest category, the standards for a 5-star camp have been strengthened, ie the number of required family bathrooms, washing machine, children’s toilet has been increased. The commercial term “resort” and a new type – “camping rest area” are also introduced”, Said Zeljko Cvrtila, head of the Sector for Quality Management.As for “other facilities”, in bathrooms it will no longer be mandatory when for 5 stars, in hostels and similar facilities will not need a nightstand, bedside lamp and table with chair. For family farms, the room in the category marked with two “suns” will have their own toilets, and no longer common as it has been so far, the provision on the minimum height of the room is abolished, it remains only prescribed that the guest must be undisturbed, move safely and comfortably. It will not be necessary for household members to undergo an examination and obtain a health certificate, which has been the subject of discussions in recent years.Be sure to get in touch public debate, this is a democratic tool to change, act and propose your reasoned proposals. We sincerely hope that the new amendments to the law will contribute to the improvement of the tourism sector, and that this is only the first proactive move in a series of Minister Anton Kliman because we have to deal with tourism, not that it happens to us.Source: The ministry of tourismlast_img read more