A look at the federal Conservative leadership race by the numbers

first_imgOTTAWA – A look at the federal Conservative leadership race, by the numbers.445: Length, in days, of the leadership contest.16: Number of people who officially entered.3: Number of candidates who dropped out: Dan Lindsay, Tony Clement and Kevin O’Leary.14: Number of names that will be on the ballot; O’Leary dropped out too late for his name to be removed.100: Number of points each riding in the country is worth.16,901: Number of points a candidate needs to win.259,010: Paid party members eligible to vote.2,729: Memberships removed from party rolls after investigations.52: Party members in Nunavut, the lowest in the country.114,508: Party members in Ontario, the highest in the country.5: Millions of dollars each candidate can spend on their campaign.4.6: Millions of dollars raised by all the candidates in the first three months of 2017.last_img read more

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New DEMA Director introduced to Turks and Caicos

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:dema, Desiree lewis, john claydon Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Jul 2015 – For the past two weeks he has been mentioned in major news coming from the government’s arm for managing coastal resources. Officially, TCIG is now introducing the nation to Dr John Claydon who heads the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs, aka, DEMA. Permanent Secretary Desiree Lewis said in a statement: “We are pleased to have Dr. Claydon as part of the team and look forward to a prosperous and sustainable future with him, his knowledge and professionalism will be an asset considering that the 14 British Overseas Territories account for 90% of the UK’s biodiversity.” Dr. Claydon holds a Ph.D. from James Cook University, Australia and has 10 years industry experience with a background in Marine Biology & Ecology and strong familiarity with this region. In fact, he has also spent six years on the island of South Caicos as a lecturer in tropical marine ecology and later as Director of the School for Field Studies. Dr. Claydon joined the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture since July 4. Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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San Diego County STD rates rise for third consecutive year

first_imgSan Diego County STD rates rise for third consecutive year KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Reported cases and rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia rose in 2017 for the third consecutive year and are at the highest level in 20 years, the county’s Health and Human Services Agency announced Monday.Cases of all three diseases increased by 10 percent or more from 2016 to 2017. Syphilis cases rose from 981 to 1,130, pushing the overall rate to 34.1 cases per 100,000 people. Cases of chlamydia increased 10 percent from 18,904 to 20,801, and the number of gonorrhea cases increased 19.1 percent from 4,992 to 5,947. In addition to the rises in overall contraction rates, black and Hispanic/Latino men accounted for syphilis rates of 92.1 and 82.8 cases per 100,000 people, respectively, while white men had a contraction rate of 53 cases per 100,000 people.“The number of STDs increased in the state and the nation last year, and San Diego was no exception,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “Sexually active people should take precautionary measures to avoid getting infected and get tested on a regular basis since many STDs don’t show any symptoms and may go unnoticed until complications develop.”County health officials noted that San Diego has not seen a rise in congenital syphilis cases similar to nationwide and statewide increases. M. Winston Tilghman, the county’s STD controller, advised all expectant mothers in the county to be tested for syphilis during their first prenatal care visit.“Congenital syphilis is completely preventable if the mother is diagnosed and appropriately treated for syphilis in a timely manner,” Tilghman said.County health officials advised residents to take precautionary steps to protect against contracting a sexually transmitted disease, including the use of condoms, seeking regular testing and talking with one’s partner and medical care provider about possible risks.Residents can call the county Health and Human Services Agency’s HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch at (619) 293-4700 to learn more about clinical services the county offers. Posted: October 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 1, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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San Diego ranks highest in US for number of women killed by

first_img Posted: December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter San Diego ranks highest in U.S. for number of women killed by an intimate partner 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – According to a recent study done by the Washington Post, San Diego has the highest percentage of women killed by an intimate partner than any other major city in the U.S..The national report talked about efforts in San Diego to reduce domestic violence murders and District Attorney Summer Stephan stopped by KUSI to discuss the findings. December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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DA No charges for police officer who transported woman to jail who

first_imgDA: No charges for police officer who transported woman to jail who later died KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego police officer is not criminally liable in the drug overdose death of a woman he transported to jail, who fell unconscious soon afterward and died at a hospital more than a week later, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced today.Aleah Jenkins, 24, died nine days following her arrest during a University City traffic stop due to “extremely high levels of methamphetamine in her system,” according to prosecutors.Jenkins’ death prompted public protests coordinated by her family and community members, who claimed officers ignored the severity of her condition, delaying possibly life-saving medical care.Jenkins was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Nov. 27 for expired registration in the 3700 block of La Jolla Village Drive, during which time officers discovered she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for possession of methamphetamine, according to prosecutors.While still at the scene of the traffic stop, Jenkins fell ill and vomited, though police said medical personnel were called off from responding because Jenkins claimed she was only suffering from an upset stomach due to being pregnant, which turned out to be untrue.Jenkins passed out while being processed for booking at the jail and was transported to UCSD Medical Center’s critical care unit, where she died Dec. 6.Prosecutors said Friday that Jenkins had “as much as 17 times a lethal dose” of methamphetamine in her blood, officially measured at 17 milligrams per liter. The official cause of her death was listed as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest while in custody and acute methamphetamine and fentanyl toxicity.A D.A.’s office statement did not name the transporting officer, but San Diego police previously identified the officers involved in her arrest and transportation as Nicholas Casciola, Jason Taub, and Lawrence Durbin.The District Attorney’s office review included a review of 90 minutes of body-worn camera footage, which can be viewed at https://transfer.sdcda.org/?ShareToken=49F94D06CEDB51F673E74AB48B81F1AC00242E09 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 15, 2019last_img read more

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Whistleblowers in grave peril

first_imgThe lack of safety and rising episodes of threatening, harassment and grisly murders of whistle blowers, lead to the passing of a progressive Whistleblowers Protection Act in 2011 to safeguard them.The current ruling dispensation has proposed some further amendments in order to address concerns relating to national security.However what the recent amendments have not thoroughly adressed are the concerns of witness security. Vyapam, or MPPEB, is an autonomous body that conducts recruitment tests for various posts as well as admission to professional courses.  Also Read – Working on improving tiesInvestigators have established that proxies appeared in the examinations with the help of various middlemen. This whole saga came to be known as the Vyapam scam.Narendra Singh Tomar, who had been in jail since February, died of a mysterious “heart attack” during treatment at Indore’s M Y Hospital Saturday. Tomar was an accused in the multi-crore Vyapam scam and the 24th person related to the scam who is now dead. The Special Task Force (STF), which took over the investigation a few months after the scam came to light in July 2013, recently told the high court that 23 persons named in various cases had died “unnatural deaths. As the accused in the case drop dead one by one, the need for an airtight whistleblower protection act with witness protection mechanisms is being direly felt. Not much has changed since the time of Satyendra Dubey.  Also Read – Political parties and our RepublicDubey was an Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer. He was the Project Director in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at Koderma. Faced with the possibility of high-level corruption within the NHAI, Dubey wrote directly to the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee , detailing the financial and contractual irregularities in the project. While the letter was not signed, he attached a separate bio-data so that the matter would be taken more seriously. Despite a direct request that his identity be kept secret and despite the letter’s sensitive content, the letter along with bio-data was forwarded immediately to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.Three months later he was shot dead in mysterious circumstances. Dubey’s untimely death served as the catalyst of a mass outcry emerging around the need for witness and whistleblower protection in India. Since 2003, when Dubey was murdered, India has witnessed several cases of assault and heinous murder of RTI activists and whistleblowers.  In a different set of cases, court witnesses are threatened and even murdered to prevent them from testifying against the accused. Several witnesses in the rape case against so called god-man Asaram Bapu were killed within six months of each other. A judge and police inspector have also reportedly received threats since the case began in mid-2014. Against this gruesome scenario stands the unenforced Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011. While the courts continue to exhort governments to draw up effective witness protection mechanisms. Witness protection mechanisms remain a joke. Witness protection mechanisms are and will remain inordinately crucial in any effective and robust criminal justice system. It’s time India acted on this need of the hour.last_img read more

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Fire breaks out at building in Kasba

first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out on the third floor of a five-storied building in Kasba on Wednesday morning. Four fire tenders were pressed into action and the fire was controlled almost after an hour. One fire brigade official fell sick due to the smoke and was admitted later at Ruby General Hospital.According to locals, on Wednesday morning at around 9 am, they noticed smoke coming out of the third floor of a five-storied building located at 165, Rajdanga Main Road. Sources informed that the fire broke out in the office of a renowned jewellery merchant. They immediately alerted the occupants of the building and helped them evacuate. Police and fire brigade were informed as well. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSoon, four fire tenders reached the spot and started spraying water on the third floor. Though firefighters were spraying water, the entire floor was filled with thick black smoke. After a few moments, some firefighters went up to the second floor with water jet hose. While spraying water, a firefighter identified as Debabrata Chakraborty, who is the sub-officer of Pragati Maidan fire station, felt breathless due to the smoke. He was immediately rushed to Ruby General Hospital on a Kolkata Accident Rescue and Medical Assistance (KARMA) ambulance of Kolkata Police and was subsequently admitted there. At around 10.05 am, the fire was controlled but due to the heat, firefighters kept on spraying water to cool down the walls and floors. It was assumed that the fire might have occurred due to an electrical short-circuit but it is yet to be confirmed by the technical experts of the fire brigade. The extent of damage is yet to be ascertained.last_img read more

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