Harry and Meghan accuse BBC of libel over Lilibet name claims

first_img The pair last year said they would no longer engage with the Mail, alongside tabloid rivals the Sun, Mirror and Express, accusing them of false and invasive coverage. In March the Mail on Sunday was ordered to print a front-page statement after losing a privacy case against Meghan over the publication of private letters. whatsapp Harry and Meghan said they had sought the Queen’s permission before naming their baby Lilibet (Getty Images) Harry and Meghan accuse BBC of libel over Lilibet name claims Harry and Meghan announced on Sunday that their newborn daughter and second child would be named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. It came after Harry won “substantial damages” and an apology from the same newspaper over an article that claimed he had turned his back on the military after stepping down as a senior royal. Tensions reached boiling point following an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, during which the pair, who now live in California, said they had suffered racism within the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued legal warnings against the BBC over a report that claimed the couple had not asked the Queen’s permission before naming their baby Lilibet. Wednesday 9 June 2021 2:26 pm Also Read: Harry and Meghan score first win with Netflix as Invictus Games doco gets greenlight “The article is false and defamatory and the allegations within it should not be repeated,” lawyers for the pair said in a statement. James Warrington A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said the duke had spoken to the Queen in advance, adding they would not have chosen the name if she had not approved.  “The duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement – in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called,” the spokesperson said. whatsapp Also Read: Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle comments “During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.” The legal threat also represents the latest clash between the duke and duchess and the British media. The corporation’s royal correspondent cited a Palace source saying the monarch was “never asked” about the use of her childhood nickname. The briefing war is the latest sign of a rift within the household after the couple announced last year that they would step back from royal duties. Share But the couple hit back at the report, insisting they had sought permission and accusing the BBC of libel. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

33-month sentence in theft of ancient mammoth tusk

first_imgCrime & Courts | Federal Government | Southcentral | Wildlife33-month sentence in theft of ancient mammoth tuskJune 2, 2019 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:In June of 2018, staff at the Campbell Creek Science Center offered a $500 reward for information about an ancient tusk that had been missing since March. (Photo by Erin McKinstry/Alaska Public Media)The case of a fossilized mammoth tusk stolen in Anchorage last year has finally come to a close. On Wednesday, a second man charged with stealing the rare relic from a museum was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/05/ann-20190530-05.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Prosecutors believe it’s only the second time a case has been charged under a little-known law meant to curb illegal traffic in natural artifacts and historical relics.According to the Department of Justice, in March of 2018, 41-year-old Gary Boyd and 53-year-old Martin Elze broke into the Campbell Creek Science Center and stole a very big, very old woolly mammoth tusk, fossilized over the course of 10,000 years.“This tusk was a connection to all of human history,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonas Walker, who prosecuted the case for the government. At a financial level, the tusk was valued at $7,000 to $9,000. But prosecutors says it was an irreplaceable artifact.In the sentencing memo submitted by the defense, Boyd admitted he got $450 after re-selling two chunks of the ancient ivory that Elze had cut down from the original tusk. According to the court document, at the time Boyd was “basically homeless,” indebted to Elze, and struggling with a decades-long addiction to methamphetamine.The case ended up in federal court for two reasons. Number one, the tusk was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management facility. And number two, according to Walker, the theft falls within the purview of a 2009 law passed by Congress to prevent the plunder of natural and historical artifacts.“It is a federal crime to take paleontological resources from federal land without a permit,” Walker said in a phone interview Thursday.In court documents, BLM Alaska Associate State Director Ted Murphy said that theft of archaeological and paleontological objects overlaps heavily with the illegal drug trade, and constitutes part of a “national epidemic.” Characterizing the plunder of artifacts from lands in the Lower 48 as prolific, Murphy warned it has the potential to expand even more.According to Walker, this is only the second time prosecutors have charged a case under the Paleontological Resources Protection Act since it was enacted a decade ago.A federal judge sentenced Boyd to 33 months in prison, and ordered him to pay $8,386 in restitution for the destroyed property. For three years after his release, he’s also barred from visiting National Parks, forests or BLM land without permission from a probation officer.Elze received the same sentence in April.Rich Curtner, who defended Boyd, had no comment about the case’s outcome on Thursday.Share this story:last_img read more

News / First TIR intermodal shipment from Middle East to Europe is on its way

first_img A container has left the UAE bound for Europe on the first intermodal TIR transport between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Union.From Sharjah, the Czech Republic-destined shipment will travel by land and sea and call at Jebel Ali and the port of Hamburg en route.Umberto de Pretto, secretary general of global road transport organisation the IRU, said using TIR had the potential to improve transit connectivity out of the GCC.“Once traders see the time and cost savings, TIR will become the go-to solution in the UAE and the region.”Administered by the IRU, the UN convention allows goods to be outlined in a TIR carnet and sealed in load compartments. Customs verify the carnet and check the seals, with no need for physical checking of the contents, enabling shipments to pass through countries without being opened at borders.Last year, the IRU completed its first intermodal TIR operation, using rail, road and sea, which it claimed shaved five days off transit times between Europe and the Middle East.For this latest effort, it said it required collaboration between the IRU and its members from the Czech Republic, Germany and the UAE, as well as customs bodies.Director general of the UAE’s Federal Customs Authority, Mohammed Jumaa Busaiba, believes the use of TIR will increase the country’s competitiveness.He added: “The system provides advantages and benefits to the economy by simplifying the movement of national and international transport and giving access to the global TIR network.”The IRU also said it had begun preparations to roll out further TIR transports across the seven emirates of the UAE and the wider GCC. By Alexander Whiteman 20/09/2018last_img read more

Elon Musk tests positive for COVID-19 day before historic launch

first_imgSpaceX launches GPS satellite from Cape Canaveral June 17, 2021 Advertisement New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’ June 1, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Shares of ‘Baby Shark’ investor soaring after tweet from Elon Musk June 3, 2021 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine would not say if it would be necessary to delay the launch.SpaceX is doing contact tracing, according to Bridenstine. He also said that if Musk has COVID-19, the astronauts should not have been exposed. AdvertisementOn Twitter, Musk said that he has been experiencing cold-like symptoms.“Mild sniffles and cough and slight fever past few days. Right now, no symptoms, although I did take NyQuil,” Musk Tweeted. Scammers posing as Elon Musk are stealing from young investors, FTC says May 18, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementTags: elon muskNASAspacex CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. / WESH — Elon Musk confirmed he tested positive for coronavirus the day before a historic SpaceX and NASA astronaut launch.Musk revealed that he tested positive twice and negative twice in the four tests he took on Thursday, NBC affiliate WESH reported.last_img read more

Two seen stealing over $3,000 worth of sunglasses in Estero

first_imgAdvertisementTags: EsterostealingSWFL Crime Stoppers Crime Stoppers search for man involved in Saks Fifth Avenue purse heist in Estero June 16, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Estero approves ordinance that would ban panhandlers from medians June 16, 2021 ESTERO, Fla. – Local investigators are looking for two people seen stealing more than $3,000 worth of sunglasses from a Sunglass Hut in Estero. Crime Stoppers said they stole nine pairs of brand name sunglasses on Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m. from the store located in Miromar Outlets on Corkscrew Road. The total loss for the store was $3,140, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information on their identity or where they are, call 1-800-780-TIPS or click here to make a tip online. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County man accused of assaulting child believed to have more victims June 17, 2021 Two men violently rob woman at Fort Myers apartment complex June 14, 2021last_img read more

Foreign investment in Canadian bonds continued in June

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? “New issues of Canadian private corporate bonds placed in foreign markets, largely denominated in foreign currencies, led the investment activity,” StatsCan says in a news release. At the same time, foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian government bonds.Foreign investors acquired $1.5 billion worth of Canadian stocks in June, reversing a $2.8 billion divestment in May. They also reduced their holdings of Canadian money market instruments by $1.7 billion during the month.Canadian investment in foreign securities increased to $11.3 billion in June, the largest investment since January 2018. Debt securities accounted for $7.3 billion of the buying activity, with another $4 billion coming in foreign stocks. Investment in equities rebounded following three straight months of divestment by Canadian investors.For the first half of 2018, foreign investors acquired a total $43.7 billion of Canadian securities, down from $98.2 billion for the same period in 2017. Foreign investment in Canadian stocks was $6.7 billion in the first half, down from $47.1 billion for the same period in 2017. Canadian investment in foreign securities totalled $35.4 billion for the first half, compared with $39.7 billion in 2017. Related news When bond ratings slip, investors shrug Foreign investors continued to grow in June while Canadian investment in foreign securities in rose to the highest level since January 2018, Statistics Canada announced Friday.Foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $11.5 billion in June, which was up from $3.0 billion in May. Canadian bonds were the central source of the buying action, with monthly investment totaling $11.7 billion. Catastrophe bond market gains momentum Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Foreign investment,  Bond last_img read more

$63 Million for HIV/Aids Prevention and Control

first_imgRelated$63 Million for HIV/Aids Prevention and Control FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $63.3 million has been earmarked for the Jamaica HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Project in the Ministry of Health and Environment in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The allocation is for the provision of support for selected activities under the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan and assistance for the government in curbing the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic; improve the treatment; and care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.The project commenced in October 2001 and had an initial completion date in December 2007, but this has been extended until May 2008.To date several activities have been facilitated under the project. Some 30,000 women visiting antenatal clinics in the public health sector were tested for HIV and approximately 400 HIV positive mothers and 350 infants exposed to the virus received anti-retrovirals for prevention of Mother to Child Transmission.Of profound importance, has been the drafting and circulation of the National Strategic Plan 2007 to 2012 and the hosting of workshops for training 200 healthcare workers in the treatment and prevention of HIV.Some 13 sub projects to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community based organizations (CBOs) were also approved through the HIV/AIDS Demand Driven Sub Projects.The project also boasted serious media awareness campaigns which reached more than a million adults. In addition, an estimated 40,000 persons received comprehensive treatment, counselling and testing at sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment sites.The National Public Health Laboratory also received attention as its diagnostic capacity was greatly improved.For this year, the activities will include targeting a million adults through prevention outreaches and distributing some two million condoms at different intervention sites.The venture is funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, with the Ministry of Health and Environment acting as the implementing agency. Related$63 Million for HIV/Aids Prevention and Control Advertisementscenter_img $63 Million for HIV/Aids Prevention and Control UncategorizedApril 4, 2008 Related$63 Million for HIV/Aids Prevention and Controllast_img read more

The Rezvani Hercules 6×6 is a wonderfully ludicrous off-road beast

first_img Two optional off-road packages are on offer, including a $12,500 setup that jacks the Hercules five inches skyward with the use of Fox Extreme shocks. A vaguely described ‘big brake kit’ costs $5,600 and apparently brings 16-inch rotors and eight-piston calipers. Of course, the four rear wheels are equally hard to miss, and stretch the bed to almost 94 inches in length.Its interior will also be familiar to Gladiator owners, except Jeep customers cannot spec a $5,500 Alcantara interior or a $6,250 Rolls-style starry night headliner. Given the likely target (pun intended) market for a rig like this, one can also have a safe fitted in the centre console, perfect for hiding personal protection items or your important stash of Vachon cakes.RELATEDx6-1.jpg?w=400&h=260′);”>Hennessey Mammoth 6×6: 1,200 hp, six-wheel-drive, half a million buckswrangler-rubicon-6×6-is-the-jeepiest-jeep-ever-1.jpg?w=400&h=260′);”>This Hellcat-powered Wrangler Rubicon 6X6 is the Jeepiest Jeep everPrices start at US$225,000 for the weak-sauce V6, with the 1,300-hp 7.0L adding a stunning US$249,000 to the bottom line. Yes, that is a sum in addition to the base price.A check-all-the-boxes version, including $3,500 to simply paint the gauge faces a different colour, tops out at US$563,685. That’s approximately 736,500 Canadian loonies at today’s exchange rate, if you’re wondering.LISTEN: Electrifying Canada’s extensive truck and bus fleets RELATED TAGSJeepPickup TruckLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles6x6herculesInstagramrezvanitank Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos Trending in Canada Several engine options are on tap, with the headline being a V8 mill punched out to 7.0L and huffing atmosphere through a massive supercharger while backed by a transmission from the new Ram TRX. This configuration doles out 1,300 horsepower. Other choices include a 6.4L HEMI making 500 ponies or an, um, 285-hp 3.6L V6 like the one you’ll find in a rental Caravan. We expect Rezvani to sell exactly zero of the latter. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2https://www.rezvanimotors.com/hercules-6×6-picture-gallery ‹ Previous Next › advertisement See More Videos Are you seeking a pickup truck with two rear axles, protection against EMPs, night vision, and well over 1,000 horsepower? Well, at long last, your search is over. Welcome to the Rezvani Hercules 6×6.This truck draws heavily on the FCA parts bin, though one would never know it at first glance. The whole exterior is an exercise in brute force, with in-yer-face chunky styling and a stance sure to terrify the coolant out of any compact car it meets.Look closely and you’ll find evidence of its Jeep Gladiator roots, particularly in the door shapes. At 244 inches long and 90 inches wide however, the family resemblance ends pretty quickly. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Addresses Digital Divide with $140,000 Grant to…

first_imgPinterest ReddIt TAGSSonoma County Vintners Foundation Email Home Industry News Releases Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Addresses Digital Divide with $140,000 Grant to the…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSonoma County Vintners Foundation Addresses Digital Divide with $140,000 Grant to the Sonoma County Office of EducationBy Press Release – November 16, 2020 174 0 Twitter Linkedin Previous articleChallenging 2020 Harvest Will Yield High Quality California WinesNext articleAfternoon Brief, November 16 Press Release AdvertisementProviding Children Educational Resources in Sonoma CountySANTA ROSA, Calif. (November 16, 2020) – Today the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation announces a grant of $140,000 to the Sonoma County Office of Education COVID-19 Technology Support Fund. This grant was made possible by a Fund-A-Need initiative during the 2020 Sonoma County Wine Auction. With these funds, the Sonoma County Office of Education will provide individual grants, based on the unique technology needs, to school districts within the county.  “We are incredibly proud to offer our support for the educational needs of children in our community,” says Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Executive Director Michael Haney. “At the early onset of the pandemic, we became aware of the technological disadvantage many of our local students were facing. As always, our Foundation is grateful for the generosity and support from our wine community, sponsors and donors.” Sonoma County Office of Education plans to distribute all donations directly to school districts and charters within the county. School districts and charters can apply for a variety of needs including but not limited to Chromebooks or tablets, wifi hotspots, prepaid data plans for wifi hotspots, software licenses for devices and subscriptions for web-based platforms.In addition to this contribution, the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation provides Community Grants in the area of education, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture. For more information about the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation click here or view the full list of community grant beneficiaries click here.About Sonoma County Vintners FoundationThe Sonoma County Vintners Foundation provides support to our local community through philanthropy and charitable giving. Fundraising efforts have a direct impact in the areas of literacy, education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture. Learn more at sonomawine.com/foundation. Our signature fundraising event, the Sonoma County Wine Auction has raised over $37 million to help fund charitable organizations focused on these areas and has been recognized as one of Wine Spectator’s Top Charity Wine Auctions in the United States. Learn more at SonomaCountyWineAuction.com.Follow Us on Social MediaFacebook: @SonomaCountyVintnersInstagram: @SonomaCountyVintnersTwitter: @SonomaVintnersAdvertisement Share Facebooklast_img read more

Board Technology Committee would like to see uniformity for remote proceedings

first_img With the COVID-19 pandemic still surging, Bar leaders are hoping to promote more uniformity for remote court proceedings.At a June meeting, the Board Technology Committee discussed technical challenges lawyers have faced since March when the Supreme Court suspended most in-person proceedings.Florida courts adapted quickly to remote proceedings, but they did so using different systems, and that has made life more difficult for lawyers, committee members said.The requirement for submitting evidence electronically varies according to the preferences of individual judges and the platforms they use, said immediate past Chair Renée Thompson.“How do I get my exhibits to the court? How do I get my exhibit to the counsel?” Thompson said. “It’s a little bit clunky right now as to how you deliver documents for evidence to all of the parties, and make sure they got those documents.”Thompson said the state might consider using a single “cloud-based” system.President-elect Mike Tanner said the technical requirements for submitting evidence can vary widely.“I had a hearing last week over in the First Circuit, and every judge over there has his or her own set of rules and protocols that they use,” he said.Tanner said his proceeding — a two-day injunction hearing that featured multiple expert witnesses and some 70 exhibits — was conducted mostly via the Zoom platform and went relatively smoothly.“This particular judge wanted all of the exhibits emailed, and notebooks provided, to both chambers and opposing parties,” he said. “We also used the share system on Zoom, and we actually shared with one party by Dropbox.”Some committee members said they were worried that the technical challenges will put pro se litigants at an even greater disadvantage. Thompson suggested that judges consider making online tutorials available to pro-se litigants before a scheduled hearing.Part of the Board Technology Committee’s mission is to interact with the Florida Courts Technology Commission and the Standing Committee on Technology. Thompson suggested that the committee consider recommending a set of best practices to the FCTC that could serve as guidelines for each of the state’s 20 judicial circuits.“I think if we can give the courts…best practices that are easy and efficient, they’re going to use them,” she said.Committee Chair Jay Kim said he was looking forward to taking the reins at a time when the pandemic has thrust the committee into the spotlight.“This is one of those situations where you take a bad thing and you see opportunities,” he said. “The Florida Bar has been a good leader in technology, and we should take this opportunity to continue to lead in this area.” Jul 08, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories Board Technology Committee would like to see uniformity for remote proceedingslast_img read more