Madoff family lawsuits blocked

first_img A federal judge yesterday blocked several lawsuits against relatives of Bernard Madoff from going forward, in a victory for the court-appointed trustee trying to recover money for victims of the imprisoned Ponzi schemer. US bankruptcy judge Burton Lifland said the plaintiffs should be pursuing their claims against the estate of Madoff’s investment firm, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, rather than against Madoff’s family, including his wife Ruth, his children and a daughter-in-law. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told whatsapp Madoff family lawsuits blocked Share Show Comments ▼ center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:24 pm KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Taking the Bite (and Sting) Out of Summer

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Ah, summer. It’s the season of beach trips, nature trails and backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, it’s also the season of bites and stings. Below, Sara Kirby, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital, explains what you can do to take the bite  (and sting) out of Mother Nature.MosquitosThey’re one of the biggest nuisances in Florida! Now with all the news about the Zika virus, there’s even more reason for prevention.Prevention: Don’t make yourself their next meal – stay inside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are active. If you go outside, wear long sleeves and pants to shield your skin. That might sound unrealistic given the Florida heat, so use insect repellent with DEET if you go for less clothing coverage. However, DEET products should not be used on children under 2 months of age, or around children’s eyes or mouths.What to do if you are bitten: Apply over-the-counter, anti-itch remedy such as calamine lotion to bites.What not to do: As hard as it sounds, don’t scratch – you’ll just make the bite site red, itchy and you could trigger a skin infection.Jellyfish StingsBeaches seem like an obvious destination to escape the rising Florida heat, but a jellyfish sting is a surefire way to bring your day of fun in the sun to a halt.Prevention: If a purple flag is flying at a lifeguard station that means dangerous marine life are in the water. If you see the flag, ask before going into the water. Also, jellyfish often wash up on shore so make sure you don’t touch them and keep inquisitive kids away as they’re more prone to be stung on shore.What to do: Dr. Kirby states if you’re stung, wash the area well with seawater and remove any remaining tentacles (with gloves, if possible). If you can, use a vinegar solution on the area for about 30 minutes and then rinse. It will inactivate any stinging tentacles that remain on your skin. Most lifeguards have this solution at their station. If there’s a lot of swelling or increasing redness, then seek medical attention.What not to do: Despite what you’ve seen on TV or in movies, don’t urinate on the sting – it’s a myth that it will help, and may in fact increase your pain.StingraysSummer is stingray season and that means it’s time to shuffle.Prevention: Slow down and shuffle your feet as you enter the water. It’s the best way to alert stingrays, who often bury themselves under the sand in water as shallow as 10 or 12 inches. Shuffling sends out vibrations and helps scare them away. If you accidentally step on or kick one, the venomous barbs in their whip-like tails are painful.What to do: The best remedy is to soak the affected area in a bucket of water for about an hour – the hotter, the better. The heat helps relieve the pain. Many lifeguard stations and snack shops have buckets and hot water available.While it’s rare, if the stingray leaves any part of the barb behind, head to the ER. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience any type of severe reaction afterward, such as a rash with vomiting or trouble breathing.Snake BitesMost snakes are harmless in Florida, but a few venomous ones hide in tall grass or weeds, so be sure to exercise caution in swampy areas of rivers and lakes.Prevention: If you see a snake, stay away. Don’t try to catch it or even kill it. That’s when most people are bitten. And stay away from tall grasses and piles of leaves. Snakes are most active during the night and early morning.What to do: If you can do so safely, take a picture of the snake. Some swelling is expected with all bites, so if you’re bitten on the hand, take off watches, rings or bracelets as soon as you can. Call 911 or go immediately to your closest emergency center for further evaluation.What not to do: Contrary to popular belief, if someone is bitten, don’t try to suck venom from the bite wound. It won’t keep venom from spreading and it can actually harm the person trying to do it.TicksIf you’re an avid hiker, keep an eye out for these blood-sucking nuisances. Most ticks in Florida are benign, but deer ticks can be associated with certain diseases, such as Lyme disease.Prevention: It’s the best way to avoid ticks – if you’re going to be in a heavily wooded area where they may be found, wear protective clothing (long sleeves and pants), tuck your pants into your socks, and use lotion with DEET. If you find a tick, remove it with tweezers and clean the area well. Remember, most ticks are harmless, but if you experience a spreading rash, fever or joint pain, seek medical attention.BeesBees may be small but they can pack a painful sting. Unless you’re experiencing an allergic reaction, there’s likely no reason to seek professional treatment.Prevention: While insect repellant won’t keep them away, so avoidance is key.What to do: If you’re stung, the bee will release the stinger into the skin, which you can remove gently by scraping or pulling it out. Applying ice to the area may help relieve the sting’s pain, and Benadryl may reduce itching. A mixture of baking soda and water can help remove the stinger.Call 911 or go immediately to an emergency facility if there are signs of a bad allergic reaction, like trouble breathing, a rash over the entire body, swelling or vomiting. If you have had severe allergic reactions to insect bites or stings in the past, consider carrying an EpiPen (epinephrine auto injector), which can be prescribed by your physician. 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Hospice lotteries “regularly played by 1% of UK population”

first_imgHospice lotteries “regularly played by 1% of UK population”  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Gaming Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 28 September 2004 | News The study was carried out to mark the 2004 Hospice Lotteries Association Conference, for which Sterling was the primary sponsor. Hospice lotteries have been growing since they were first marketed in the early 1990’s. Nearly a third of UK hospices now operate a successful fundraising lottery scheme.center_img A recent study by UK lottery service provider Sterling Management Centre Ltd has revealed that at least 1% of the UK population regularly plays hospice lotteries.The research, conducted across 65 hospices in the UK, identified 610,000 people playing their local lottery on a weekly basis.Richard Dixon, Sterling’s Managing Director, said: “We were amazed to discover what a large role the hospice lottery plays in the UK market. Bearing in mind the figures only reflect the success of our own clients, the actual number of players may be considerably larger still.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Canada – RSF condemns Montreal police spying on newspaper columnist’s phone

first_img CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassment CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassment News News Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more In a report published yesterday, La Presse revealed that Lagacé has been the target of at least 24 surveillance warrants issued since the start of 2016 at the request of the Montreal police department’s internal investigations section, which investigates crime within the force.Three of the warrants allowed the police to get the numbers of incoming and outgoing calls and texts on Lagacé’s phone. Another warrant allowed the police to activate the phone’s GPS chip and thereby monitor his movements.The police reportedly told Lagacé that his phone was placed under surveillance in order to establish the origin of leaks from within certain police investigations, and that he was not a suspect himself, just “useful” to this internal investigation.“This latest violation of media freedom in Canada is extremely disturbing,” said Delphine Halgand, the head of RSF’s US office. “Placing media personnel under surveillance in order to identify their sources and follow their movements when they are not charged or being investigated, threatens the independence of journalists and the confidentiality of their sources. It is absolutely unacceptable in a democracy like Canada.”After discovering that the police had been spying on him, Lagacé said: “I lived in this fiction that this could not happen in this country.” La Presse deputy managing editor Eric Trottier called the operation, “an unequivocal attack against the institution of La Presse and against the entire journalistic profession.”La Presse’s lawyers filed a court application yesterday with the aim of preventing the circulation of information about Lagacé’s sources. A hearing has been set for November 24.The case is the latest in a string of recent media freedom violations in Canada. The Quebec police seized reporter Michael Nguyen’s computer during a search of the Journal de Montréal newspaper on September 21. The search warrant said the aim was to establish how he got “confidential” documents from the Quebec Judicial Council’s website. But La Presse reporter Tristan Péloquin revealed last week that the documents were not protected by any security measures and could be downloaded without using a password.In April, the Ontario superior court ordered a Vice News reporter to hand over to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police all of his communications with an alleged ISIS fighter. RSF and several Canadian media freedom organizations are supporting an appeal by Vice News against the order.Canada is ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, ten places lower than its position in the 2015 Index.IMAGE CREDIT: ROGERIO BARBOSA / AFP November 1, 2016 Canada – RSF condemns Montreal police spying on newspaper columnist’s phone Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the Montreal police department has been monitoring the mobile phone of Patrick Lagacé, a columnist with the Montreal daily La Presse, with the apparent aim of identifying his sources. Follow the news on Canada to go further January 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Help by sharing this information News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Government urged to show restraint after shooting of journalist

first_img Organisation News UgandaAfrica News January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said it was “shocked” at the shooting by a ministerial bodyguard today of freelance journalist Julius Odeke and called for the guard to be punished and for journalists be allowed to work freely during today’s general election.Odeke, who works for the magazine Red Pepper and the newspaper Razer, was shot in the knee at close range by a bodyguard of minister of the presidency Beatrice Wabudeya. Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election UgandaAfrica “Such a mindless attack on a journalist is deplorable, especially by someone working for the government,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard. “The minister must take full responsibility. The government’s job is to ensure the safety of all citizens and maintain law and order. This means journalists must be free to work without their life being endangered by hasty or irrational behaviour,” he said.Odeke was reporting on the election in eastern Uganda and was photographing Wabudeya and polling stations shortly after an argument between supporters of the minister and those of her rival in the Bidadiri constituency, Nandaala Mafabi. Two Ugandan journalists were murdered last year and a gay rights activist in January this year . Photo : AFP Follow the news on Uganda March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img June 4, 2021 Find out more Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to show restraint after shooting of journalist RSF_en News to go furtherlast_img read more

New Mayor of Donegal wants to tackle Countys unemployment

first_img The new Mayor of Donegal says she wants to convene a conference in the near future to discuss new ways of tackling unemployment in Donegal.Cllr Cora Harvey says Sinn Fein has produced a number of documents outlining how more jobs could be created, but they are not being examined or implemented by government.Cllr Harvey says she wants all interested groups and agencies to attend the Donegal conference to discuss how best to get Donegal working again.[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleFugitive sex offender, originally from North, arrested in CavanNext articleConcern for man missing in Derry News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – July 1, 2010 WhatsApp Google+ New Mayor of Donegal wants to tackle Countys unemployment Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Body found in search for missing woman in South Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Body found in search for missing woman in South Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDeputy Doherty outlines Sinn Fein’s alternative budgetNext articleIrwin qualifies for final day of Red Bull Rookies News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardai have confirmed that the body of Rhonda O’Loughlin, who was missing from Bridgetown, Laghey, has been found deceased.Rhonda had last been seen alive close to her home on Sunday September the 23rd.A major search was launched including locals, the army and the Air Corp Rescue Helicopter.Rhonda’s remains were found in Ballybulgan, close to her home, shortly after 4pm on Tuesday.Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance during the appeal. By News Highland – October 2, 2018 Facebook Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

A Permo-Carboniferous U-Pb age for part of the Guanta Unit of the Elqui-Limari Betholith at Rio del Transito, northern Chile

first_imgA U-Pb zircon age 0f 285.7+/-1.5 Ma is presented for granodiorite from the Chanchoquin pluton of the Guanta Unit, Elqui Superunit of the Elqui-Limari Batholith. This is the first U-Pb zircon age reported from this batholith and is interpreted as dating emplacement of part of its oldest unit, very close to the time of the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. The age is similar to published Rb-Sr ages for the Palaeozoic batholiths of the Coast Range in Central Chile, in the Algarrobo and Nahuelbuta areas, indicating a widespread episode of plutonic activity along the Gondwana margin of Northern and Central Chile. If the new age were applicable to the whole of the Guanta unit, the other units of the Elqui Superunit (Cochiguas and El Volcan units) would have been emplaced during Permian or later times. A new Rb-Sr whole-rock isochron of 256+/-10 Ma for the Cochiguas Unit in Rio Los Molles, at the southern end of the batholith, is in agreement with this, although previous evidence for the Cochiguas Unit in its type section indicated a Carboniferous age. This suggests either that the Rb-Sr system in Los Molles has been reset, or that the mapped units of the batholith, although lithologically similar in different areas, are not contemporaneous. Further U-Pb dating is needed to resolve these questions. RESUMEN. Edad U-Pb permo-carbonifera para parte de la Unidad Guanta del Batolito Elqui-Limari en Rio del Transito, norte de Chile. Se presenta una nueva edad (U-Pb en circon de 285,7+/-1,5 Ma) para una granodiorita del pluton Chanchoquin de la Unidad Guanta (Superunidad Elqui del Batolito Elqui-Limari). Representa la primera determinacion de U-Pb en circon del batolito, y se interpreta como la edad de cristalizacion de parte de la unidad mas antigua, muy proxima al limite Carbonifero-Permico. Es, ademas, muy similar a las edades obtenidas en los batolitos paleozoicos de la Cordillera de la Costa de Chile, en las localidades de Algarrobo y Nahuelbuta, verificando, por lo tanto, una intensa actividad magmatica a lo largo del margen gondwanico del norte y centro de Chile. Si la nueva edad pudiera interpretarse como de toda la Unidad Guanta, las restantes unidades de la Superunidad Elqui (unidades Cochiguas y El Volcan) deberian haberse emplazado durante el Permico o mas recientemente. Una nueva isocrona Rb-Sr en roca total de 256+/-10 Ma para la Unidad Cochiguas en Rio Los Molles, en el extremo austral del batolito, esta de acuerdo con esto, aunque evidencias previas de la Unidad Cochiguas en su seccion tipo indican una edad carbonifera. Se sugiere que los sistemas Rb-Sr en el area de Rio Los Molles, se han ajustado o que distintas unidades mapeadas del batolito, aunque coherentes litologicamente, no son contemporaneas. Se requieren dataciones U-Pb adicionales para resolver estas interrogantes.last_img read more

Town Hall Meeting on North End Pump Station Set for Saturday

first_imgMayor Jay A. Gillian will hold a town hall meeting Nov. 14 to provide an update on plans to build a pump station to help remediate street flooding at the north end of Ocean City.The core project area to be serviced by a new pump station at the north end.The meeting will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Avenue).The city has plans to use the biggest grant in its history — $5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — to improve drainage in the flood-prone area between Second Street and Eighth Street, West Avenue and the bay.With the city providing another $3.8 million in capital funds, the $8.8 million project would overhaul the storm drain system and use mechanical pumping to help move water from the streets to the bay. The pumps would be located on city-owned property on the recreation fields behind the Ocean City Primary School.The city is still working to obtain permits for the work, which would begin sometime in 2016.A similar project was completed in the Merion Park neighborhood off Roosevelt Boulevard, and another is in the design phase in a low-lying area between 26th and 34th streets.The pump stations cannot prevent flooding during major storms or tidal events, but they can help water drain more quickly and effectively.Representatives of the engineering firm Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S) will provide a presentation at the town hall meeting and answer specific questions about the project. City Council members may also be attendance.For more information, call 609-525-9333. An abandoned car sits in the middle of Fourth Street on Oct. 3 as a northeast gale continued to cause exceptionally high tides and street flooding in Ocean City.last_img read more

Lees Foods’ chief to leave

first_imgLees Foods’ chairman and chief executive, Raymond Miquel CBE, has left the firm. The Lees business comprises Lees of Scotland and Waverley Bakery. It also owned Patisserie UK which was put into administration in March 2009 after its major customer – Costa Coffee, which accounted for 75% of its sales – switched to another supplier.Miquel rescued the firm in 1993 when it was close to bankruptcy, and losing over £1m annually. He made a number of changes including the introduction of management controls and rationalisation of the product range, which saw the business return to a profitable position.  Lees said it will announce its new board structure, along with its interim results, later this month.last_img