Jersey child abuse case ‘was not covered up’

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Frank Walker, the chief minister of Jersey, a United Kingdom Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France, denies that there was a cover up after a child’s remains were found.

The allegations of a cover-up stem from statements by Stuart Syvret. Syvret, the former Minister for Health and Social Services for Jersey, said that “It’s a continuum that we see. It’s a culture of cover-up and concealment and tragically the recent evidence is just the latest manifestation of that.”

It has come to light that Edward Paisnel, a notorious pedophile, used to visit the Haut de la Garenne children’s home dressed as Father Christmas. Paisnel in 1971, was given a sentence of 30 years for 13 counts of assault, rape and sodomy.

Syvret says he was dismissed from his ministerial position after highlighting the “torture” of 11 to 16-year-olds in the island’s care homes. He claimed he was “sacked for whistleblowing”.

Police are currently investigating twenty-seven cases of child abuse on the island and recently discovered the body of one child at a care home Haut de la Garenne in St. Martin, and with a potential six sites in the area where more bodies may be located. The home was closed in 1986 and since 2003 it has served as a youth hostel.

Jersey’s deputy police chief, Lenny Harper said “Part of the inquiry will be the fact that a lot of the victims tried to report their assaults but for some reason or another they were not dealt with as they should be.”

Harper added that “no evidence of a cover-up of any Jersey government” has been found. “We are looking at allegations that a number of agencies didn’t deal with things as perhaps they should.”

Syvret has encouraged the government of the United Kingdom to assign independent judges to oversee any cases that result from the investigations.

Builders originally uncovered a body at the care home in 2003 but it was only since an operation investigate child abuse started in 2006 that progress has been made. An ex-minister of the States of Jersey, the parliament of the island, has criticised the handling of the case, stating that abuse cases were mishandled.

Walker told senators that all necessary resources would be use to find the abusers. “None of us imagined that children in Jersey could be abused and mistreated in the way that is being suggested,” the BBC have quoted him as saying. “I express my shock and horror that these things have apparently happened within our island.”

Specialist police from the United Kingdom have been investigating after an enquiry turned up 140 sources verifying the claims of abuse.

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“””Coverage: Plant and equipment often constitute a considerable part of a building contractor’s investment. Contractor’s Plant and Machinery insurance is an exclusive all risks policy covering the plant and machinery used by the contractors at the site for various projects.

Contractors Plant and Machinery Insurance covers the property whether they are at work or at rest, or being dismantled for the purpose of cleaning or overhauling, or in the course of operations or when being shifted within the premises or during subsequent re-erection, but in any case only after successful commissioning.Interest Covered: Illustrations of machineries/equipment that can be covered under Contractors Plant & Machinery insurance are– Earthmoving equipment: Bulldozer, grader, scraper, excavator, loader, dumper, etc- Concrete mixer, concrete pumps- Lifting equipment and drilling equipment Road surfacing equipment:- Batching plant for production of concrete of asphalt- Concrete or bitumen paving machines- Bitumen tank sprayers (iv) rollersDuration: Normally on annual basis and to be renewed periodicallyScope: It is an all risks insurance policy covering loss or damage to the property by any cause other than those excluded– Fire, lightning, explosion, aircraft damage- Riot, strike, malicious act- Flood, inundation, storm, cyclone and allied perils- Landslide, subsidence and rockslide- Burglary and theft- Collision, overturning and falling of foreign object- Any other sudden, unforeseen, accidental damages not explicitly excludedExclusions: Some of the special exclusions under the policy are– Electrical /mechanical breakdown- Vehicles designed and licensed for general road- Hull and machinery of waterborne vessel/crafts- Plant/machinery working underground- Equipments undergoing testing- Replaceable parts- Loss or damage due to explosion of boiler/pressure vessel- Total or partial immersion in tidal waters- Whilst in transit- Consequential LossExtensions: Cover can be extended to includes up to a limit chosen by you on the following on payment of additional premium– Owner’s surrounding property- Clearence and removal of debris- Additional customs duty- Express freight- Air freight- Third party liability- Floater cover- Dismantling- Earthquake- Escalation”””

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President of China lunches with Brazilian President

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Hu Jintao, the President of the People’s Republic of China had lunch today with the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, at the Granja do Torto, the President’s country residence in the Brazilian Federal District. Lunch was a traditional Brazilian barbecue with different kinds of meat.

Some Brazilian ministers were present at the event: Antonio Palocci (Economy), Eduardo Campos (Science and Technology), Roberto Rodrigues (Agriculture), Luiz Fernando Furlan (Development), Celso Amorim (Exterior Relations), Dilma Rousseff (Mines and Energy). Also present were Roger Agnelli (Vale do Rio Doce company president) and Eduardo Dutra (Petrobras, government oil company, president).

This meeting is part of a new political economy agreement between Brazil and China where Brazil has recognized mainland China’s market economy status, and China has promised to buy more Brazilian products.

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Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Children’s Table And Chairs Sets For Those Little Soirees

By Rony Pollock

Children’s parties need not be a hassle. Instead of clambering up to adult-sized chairs and tables, let the little ones slide easily into their kiddy-sized table and chairs. They will love feeling all grown-up at the party.

Catering to Kids

If you are in the food catering business, you have to meet all the requirements of your clients for weddings, baptisms, school fetes, children’s parties, etc. For the latter, you need children’s table and chairs. It would complete the entire look for a child’s birthday party set up outdoors.

To break from the traditional pink and blue children’s table and chairs, you can request the supplier for custom colors to match with your business logo. You can have varying shades of reds, yellows, and greens. Be prepared with matching plastics – plates and cups, spoons and forks.

You will also need to match your menu to the eat-list of the kids. Perhaps you’ll have funny face cookies, ice cream, and a big birthday cake. You will also need to come up with better birthday party bags. Kids are becoming precocious when it comes to the coveted party bags. But all these would depend on the budget.

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For very special catering projects, you can spruce up the children’s table and chairs. Tie balloons to each chair or place a party token on the table, one for each child at a four-seater table. You can also add little party pillows on the seats. Parents will thank you for this consideration.

Preparing for a child’s birthday bash

When there is an order of a children’s party, get the number of kids who will be going to the party. Also check out the number of boys and girls if the parents opt for the traditional blue and pink party theme.

You can also introduce the multi-colored theme. Ask them if they would like to have children’s table and chairs of different colors. If you have pictures of previously catered parties with this theme, show them. There is no doubt parents would go for it.

Check out the venue days before the party. You must be aware of the land if the party is to be held outdoors. Check the distance of the venue to the kitchen if you are allowed to use the family kitchen indoors for your goodies. When this has been confirmed, orient your staff.

Party knockouts

Parties like these hold a lot of surprises. Be prepared for these. You may need extra plates, chairs, and tables. Perhaps you have hired a clown. Check his schedule and if he is new, ask for a demonstration of his work. You may add a few tricks yourself. Also, time how long it takes you to get from your place to the party site.

On the morning of the event, set up the venue with the children’s table and chairs and add all the party trimmings that would delight any child. With everything considered, you are ready for the party.

For your own kids’ parties, stock up on children’s table and chairs in colors they have personally chosen. For a personal touch, you can have their names painted alternately to prevent squabbles. How about that?

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Toyota employs the Japanese hybrid solar powered vehicle carrier ship ‘Auriga Leader’

Friday, July 3, 2009

On Friday, a new generation solar powered cargo vessel, the Auriga Leader has docked in North America for the first time. Toyota Motor Corp will employ this car carrier for automobile shipments to Europe and North America from Japan. The vessel will be operated by the Japanese-based NYK Line.

Auriga Leader has 328 solar panels to provide 40 kilowatts, about 10% of the ship’s power while sitting idling in dock. This amount of energy is the equivalent to the power used by ten average homes.

“This is the first ship to direct the solar power into the ship’s main electrical grid. It’s helping all of the time, and its helping with everything, like the ship’s thrusters and the hydraulics for the steering gear,” said Brian Mason, national manager of marine logistics and export for Toyota.

The panels are installed on the ship’s car-carrier, and then connected to the onboard 440 volt electrical network. Nippon Yusen K.K. and Nippon Oil Corp created the Auriga Leader’s US$ 1.6 million innovative green technology solar power grid. The cargo ship has a length of 200 meters (656 ft) and gross tonnage of 60,000 GT, which is capable of carrying 6,400 automobiles.

Richard Steinke, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said of the joint demonstration project, “From our standpoint, it’s another positive step,” to reduce diesel emissions and the release of greenhouse gas.

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Study says poor African American women less likely to receive pap smears

Wednesday, December 28, 2005Black American women living in communities with high poverty rates are significantly less likely to be screened for cervical cancer, a study finds.

The Harvard School of Public Health’s Geetanjali Dabral Datta investigated the relationship between individual characteristics and larger socioeconomic factors and cervical cancer screening rates. The Febreuary 1 issue of Cancer carries the study. More than 40,000 black women from across the United States participated in the Black Women’s Health Study.

“African-American women have twice the mortality rate from cervical cancer as white women,” said Elizabeth Ward, the director of the American Cancer Society. “Researchers need to investigate how those differences are related to socioeconomic status. One of the big factors that may account for this finding is access to high-quality medical care. Often communities that have high poverty rates either lack access to good quality care, or people have to travel longer distances to obtain high-quality care.”

David L. Katz at Yale University’s School of Medicine said; “While this finding is not surprising, it is noteworthy just the same. No one should die of cervical cancer, because a simple screening test reliably finds the condition in its earliest stages when cure is almost universally achievable. Yet, several thousand deaths from this cancer occur each year in the U.S.”

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Two-millenia-old Chinese guard gets unwanted new recruit

Friday, September 22, 2006

Legendary Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China had one more terracotta warrior guarding his tomb, recently. Pablo Wendel, an art student from Germany, disguised himself as one of the clay sculptures surrounding Qinshihuang in his final resting place, now a museum.

Police protecting the northern China museum searched for an extended period of time, as Wendel stood silently, among several thousand sculptures. When police found the 26-year-old performance artist, who later told them he was fascinated by the monumental display, they carried him away “as if he were a log.”

China was united by Emperor Qin Shi Huang over 2,200 years ago. The tomb in Xian, once the capital of China, is open to the public as a museum.

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Maintenance And Roof Repair In Los Angeles

byAlma Abell

Roof repairs can catch you off guard and get expensive very quickly. A roof maintenance program is designed to let you know what the condition of your roof is and help avoid surprises. There are many things that adversely affect your roof, such as weather, poor design, neglect, clogged grains and defective flashings, among others. Maintenance programs usually include inspections and cleaning of roof, gutters and drains. Support blocks, wall flashings and open seams will be checked for any problems. Maintaining and repairing skylights, exposed wood components and vents may also included. Roof Repair in Los Angeles, is less expensive when done at the first signs of an issue.

Advantages of a maintenance plan are that you are informed of the overall condition of your roof, costly surprises can be avoided, and it can give you time to save and budget money before major repairs are needed. Longevity of your roof and preventing interior damage and health related hazards are also advantages. Many Residential Roofing company offer some sort of maintenance program, plan or service. It makes sense to participate in routine maintenance in the long run.

Should you need Roof Repair Companies in Los Angeles, you want a company that can repair many different types of roofs. There are shingle roofs, Spanish style roofs, slate, foam and hot tar built-up roofing systems, just to name a few. The most common repair is leaks in various spots on the roof. Find experts in plotting and pinpointing leaks, as this will ensure that the job is completed fully and correctly.

While getting roof repairs, consider adding energy efficient components like solar power panels, “cool roof” spray coating, and green roof systems. Federal tax credit and savings on heating and cooling costs will have the roof investments paying for themselves shortly. Roof Repair in Los Angeles can be expensive, but don’t have to be with proper maintenance. Check the area for companies and contractors that offer solid maintenance services. Ask what the services or plans include, and what the cost will be for specific plan services. Get yourself a plan that you can afford and feel comfortable with to protect your home and family.

New Zealand mosque murder suspect appears in court at Christchurch

Sunday, March 17, 2019

An Australian, Brenton Tarrant, aged 28, appeared in Christchurch District Court, New Zealand yesterday, charged with one count of murder pertaining to a mass shooting in Christchurch on Friday, which caused the death of at least 50 people. Judge Paul Kellar ordered the accused remain in custody until his next court appearance on April 5.

Police alleged the accused performed two attacks. The first attack reportedly was in Al Noor Mosque at about 13:40 local time (0040 UTC), which left at least 42 people dead. The second attack reportedly was in Linwood Mosque, killing at least eight people, on the same day. Brenton Tarrant did not apply for bail. Further charges may be laid in the future, police said.

Police arrested the accused in the neighborhood of Strickland Street, 36 minutes after the mass shooting in Al Noor Mosque according to police. After his arrest on Friday, Brenton stayed in the Christchurch central police station overnight before appearing in court on the next day.

Brenton Tarrant had a valid gun licence allowing him to buy weapons, ABC reported. According to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Brenton had a licence for the five firearms he allegedly used for the attack — two semi-automatic, two shotguns, and one lever-action. Professor Greg Barton, Chair In Global Islamic Politics in the Faculty of Arts and Education at the Deakin University, said “The attacker was using a couple of guns, one was a shotgun, one was an AR-15 — that’s the so-called civilian equivalent of the M-16. It’s an assault rifle”. The authorities seized these firearms.

Prime Minister Ardern said at a press conference yesterday morning the gun laws should be changed. She said, “I have instructed ODESC [Officials Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination] to report to Cabinet on Monday on these events with a view to strengthening our systems on a range of fronts including, but not limited to, firearms, border controls, enhanced information-sharing with Australia, and any practice reinforcement of our watchlist processes.”

Brenton also allegedly released an anti-Muslim document online, outlining political motivation, prior to the murders. Social media have been struggling to censor the alleged gunman’s videos of the murder, according to reports.

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