ECSO: Man barricades himself, woman in trailer

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsAppcenter_img ECSO: Man barricades himself, woman in trailer TAGS  Local NewsLaw Enforcement David Barraza A 45-year-old man was arrested after he held a woman against her will with a box cutter and barricaded them inside a trailer south of Odessa, an affidavit detailed. David Barraza was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. The incident happened at 7:31 p.m. at 1035 Flagstone St., about two miles south of Loop 338. Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a family disturbance where Barraza reportedly barricaded himself and a woman, against her will, inside a trailer. The woman stated Barraza had a sharp object, possibly a box cutter. The woman also stated Barraza said if she attempted to call law enforcement or leave that he would stab and kill her. Barraza attempted to cut her with the sharp object and cut her shirt bra off, the affidavit detailed. She stated she was in fear of bodily injury and was about to be killed. The woman was also beaten with an unknown blunt object to the face and head, as well as strangulated the affidavit stated. Barraza was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $50,000 and was still in custody as of Friday afternoon, jail records show. Facebook Previous article012519_Permian_Tascosa BBall_Boys_07Next articleMosh For Paws Benefit Show Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Did You Get Your Share Yesterday?

first_imgThe late afternoon waves off the 3rd street rocks were clean and fun. We hope that you got some. Don’t forget you can get your surf report here each and every day, so you do not miss-out on any of the action. Not such a bad way to end a Monday.last_img

Saddam murder trial set to start

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saddam Hussein and seven former aides are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday in a heavily guarded courtroom for their alleged roles in a 1982 massacre in the Iraqi town of Dujail, a reprisal for an assassination attempt on the Iraqi dictator. We expect the proceedings to run for only one or two days, with judges reading out the charges and then dealing with a defense petition seeking a delay to give them more time to prepare. The judges are expected to grant an adjournment of several weeks. The trial is expected to convene around 11 a.m. (3 a.m. EDT) Wednesday, although that time has not been confirmed. AP will have a reporter and a photographer able to view the proceedings. Iraqi officials may allow a pooled TV feed from the courtroom, but with a 20-minute delay.last_img read more

New govt will drive inclusive economic growth: Zuma

first_img12 May 2014 The new African National Congress (ANC) government will use its election mandate to implement policies and programmes in line with the National Development Plan (NDP) in order to further improve the quality of life of all South Africans, especially the poor, President-elect Jacob Zuma pledged on the weekend. Speaking in Pretoria following the announcement of the final results of the country’s 2014 general election on Saturday evening, Zuma dedicated the ANC’s victory to the memory of the late Nelson Mandela, adding that the ANC was humbled that South Africans had again chosen the party to govern the country. “The ANC will be humble in its victory,” he said. “We will form a government that will serve all the people of our country, regardless of who they voted for. We must now unite and work together to move South Africa forward.” The ANC secured 62.1% of the national vote, while remaining in control in eight of the country’s nine provinces. The Democratic Alliance (DA) increased its support nationally to 22.2% while retaining control of the Western Cape, and newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 6.3% of the vote. Zuma said the new administration would also give the green light to implementing the National Development Plan and promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation. This would see the government continuing with the delivery of water, electricity, roads, schools, clinics, good schools, human settlements to people in both urban and rural areas. “The new mandate is also a licence to continue with our ambitious infrastructure build programme, and ensure the provision of better roads, universities and colleges, hospitals, dams, railway lines and power stations that boost economic and social development.” Zuma thanked the 18-million South Africans who went out to cast their votes last Wednesday, especially the country’s senior citizens, saying they had set a good example for first-time voters. He also acknowledged the co-operation of communities – such as Marikana in North West province, Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape and Bekkersdal in Gauteng – that had been identified as hotspots ahead of the election. “They proved commentators who predicted apathy wrong,” Zuma said, adding that the issues they had raised would be addressed by the new government. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

KO of Lucas Matthysse has Manny Pacquiao thirsting for a stoppage

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Misunderstood’ Terrence Romeo putting issues behind as he starts new journey with San Miguel LATEST STORIES A spectacular win against Broner would raise the stocks for the planned rematch between him and Floyd Mayweather for the sequel of their 2015 mega-fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “And now I’m here fighting Pacquiao. I never thought in a million years I’d be here,” added Broner who vowed to get his career straightened up for the biggest fight of his career.But he mustn’t get his hopes high.Pacquiao said that after flooring Argentine tough guy Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title last July in Kuala Lumpur, he had developed a renewed hunger for sensational triumphs.“I have to maximize the opportunity,” said Pacquiao. “I forgot how much fun winning a fight by knockout until I stopped (Mathysse). It felt great to win that way.”For Pacquiao, it’s his glorious career coming in full circle as he will fighting at the MGM Grand Garden, the site of his sixth round KO of Lehlo Ledwaba in June 2001 which catapulted him into superstardom.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Not that Pacquiao has a beef against the Broner, a rough and troubled former world champ who was just out on bail.“I have nothing personal against Adrien Broner,” said the 40-year-old Pacquiao. This fight is strictly business. He makes me laugh. He knows how to sell himself and to sell a fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionMeantime, Broner appeared on All-Access, a three-part series produced just for the fight, that he had an epiphany to focus on boxing while sitting on a jail cell not long ago.“”I made up my mind that day that if God let me out of here, I’m gonna box,” said the 29-year-old native of Cincinnati. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMANILA, Philippines–Now that he’s rediscovered the thrill of a knockout victory, Manny Pacquiao is looking at no less than stopping his fancy American foe Adrien Broner when they clash on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas.“The fans loved it, so why not try for it again,” Pacquiao told philboxing.com after another gruelling workout in Hollywood that prompted his head trainer and best friend Buboy Fernandez to say that he has already reached 100 percent in shape.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Good News’ not going to deliver any social message: Akshay Kumar

first_imgMumbai, Aug 2 (PTI) Akshay Kumar’s recent projects may have been about various social causes but the actor says the recently-announced “Good News” will be something different.Co-produced by Karan Johar and Akshay, “Good News” also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljeet Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.When asked if it is a conscious effort on his part to do films carrying a message, Akshay told reporters, “No. I am doing all kinds of movies. Now, I am shooting for ‘Housefull 4’ and that film is not going to deliver any social message. The only message it’s going to give is that you should laugh more often.”I am doing ‘Good News’ and there are many other things which I am doing which does not have anything to do with a social cause…” he added.The actor was speaking at the IMAX trailer launch of his upcoming film “Gold” last evening. The Reema Kagti-directed sports drama will also be releasing on IMAX.Directed by Raj Mehta, “Good News” is scheduled to release on July 19, 2019.Akshay also took to Twitter to announce the release date of the film, which he described as a “dramedy”. PTI JUR RDS RDS BKBKlast_img read more

Independent watchdog to handle complaints about border agency Liberals pledge

first_imgOTTAWA — Travellers, immigration detainees and others who feel they have been mistreated by Canada’s border agency will be able to complain to an independent body under a new measure included in the federal budget.The Liberal government is planning legislative changes to give the RCMP watchdog the additional responsibility of handling public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency.The budget allocates $24 million over five years, starting in 2019-20, and $7 million a year after that, to expand the mandate of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP.Border officers can stop travellers for questioning, take blood and breath samples, and search, detain and arrest people without warrants.The agency’s internal recourse directorate handles complaints from the public, while other bodies, including the courts, the federal privacy commissioner and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, examine various concerns about the agency’s work.But the border agency is not overseen by a dedicated, independent review or complaints body, prompting civil libertarians, refugee lawyers and parliamentary committees to call for stronger arm’s-length monitoring.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Union demands Postmedia executives return 23M in bonuses

first_imgThe bonuses were part of a retention plan to keep key employees with the company during and after its recently completed debt restructuring, which reduced its total debt of $648 million by about $307 million.“It’s not unusual” for a company to implement such a program during these types of transactions, said Postmedia’s vice-president of communications, Phyllise Gelfand. Unions representing Canadian journalists want five Postmedia executives to reject bonuses totalling $2.275 million as the struggling newspaper chain continues staff reductions.The company awarded Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey $900,000, CFO Doug Lamb $450,000, COO Andrew MacLeod $425,000, legal and general counsel Jeffrey Haar $300,000, and National Post president Gordon Fisher $200,000, according to financial documents filed Wednesday.The money will be paid out over three instalments with the first cash payment already distributed on July 15. The next two payments will be made Dec. 2 of this year and July 14, 2017. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: However, one of the five executives, Haar, will leave Postmedia at the end of November, she said. Gelfand could not confirm whether Haar is still entitled to the next two payouts of his retention bonus.The Communications Workers of America Canada President Martin O’Hanlon said in a statement that the executives are acting in an unconscionable manner by accepting the extra money while asking employees to volunteer for buyouts or risk another round of layoffs.“This is an absolute disgrace,” he said, calling on the five men to return the money.Unifor Local 87-M, which represents Ontario’s unionized newspaper workers, called on the executives to give the money to Postmedia’s employees.“That money should be spent to retain workers,” said union president Paul Morse in a statement.Postmedia said last month it was looking to cut salary costs by 20 per cent.The newspaper chain offered its employees voluntary buyouts in late October. The company has not yet announced whether the program reached that target, but has said layoffs may be necessary otherwise.As of the end of August this year, Postmedia had 4,233 full-time equivalent employees, according to its financial documents — down from 4,733 a year prior. In January, the company laid off 90 people and merged newsrooms in four cities where it owns two newspapers in each market.Gelfand said the company had no comment on either the union’s demand for the executives to return their extra pay, or the optics of simultaneously handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses and working towards reducing salary expenses.Despite the bonus, Godfrey’s total compensation fell by nearly $100,000 for 2016, while that of the other four executives rose this year by $29,800 on the low end and $113,456 on the high end. Each of their base salaries remained the same as in 2015.Last year, the five executives and Wayne Parrish, the company’s former COO, received bonuses for their work when Postmedia acquired Sun Media’s English-language newspapers and digital properties.By Aleksandra Sagan – The Canadian Press Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

TCI Hurricane cannot stop the Conch Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 21, 2017 – Providenciales – The community calendar for the TCI, this weekend also features the annual Conch Festival.   It is set for Blue Hills at Three Queen’s – its traditional spot at its usual time doing the customary thing, which is highlighting the best conch cuisine in the country in a culinary showdown which is now 14 years old.#MagneticMediaNews#ConchFestival2017 Related Items:#ConchFestival2017, #magneticmedianewslast_img