POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE BURGALARIES AND THEFTS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a number of incidents reported between Tuesday November 5th and yesterday Wednesday November 6th on the island of Providenciales. Thieves have reportedly made way with goods in three containers on the island, an inventory is currently being done to determine the items that were was stolen. The RTCIPF are also investigating burglaries where an undetermined number of laptops, sums of cash and a flat screen television were stolen. There is an investigation ongoing where a firearm was discharged however no one was injured.last_img

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TCI Police Records Office under investigation raid and arrest of three people

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Until Monday, the Police Records Office is closed and it has nothing to do with the general public and everything to do with some of the staff.   Alleged corrupt practices among three staffers of the records office has led to an investigation being opened and the Turks and Caicos Police Force explained by media release that, “the Police Records Office has been immediately closed to allow a comprehensive collection of evidence…”Some people will need those police character certificates before then though and for those individuals, you can express as much at Police Headquarters on Thursday and Friday – that’s today and tomorrow – between 9am and noon. As for the three staff members, they were arrested and their homes searched under the appropriate warrants, say Police.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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House Passes FY19 Defense Spending Package Sending it to White House

first_imgThe Pentagon is on the cusp of receiving a full-year spending measure for fiscal 2019 after the House on Wednesday easily adopted the conference report for a two-bill spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles. The legislation, which provides $606.5 billion for the base defense budget and $67.9 billion in overseas contingency funds, now goes to President Trump for his signature. Earlier in the day Trump said he would sign the minibus, after threatening to veto it last week because the package doesn’t include $5 billion he is seeking to construct a border wall. “We’re going to keep the government open,” he told reporters Wednesday.The FY 2019 defense spending bill is in line with the administration’s request and spending targets outlined in the authorization bill signed into law last month. The measure funds a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops starting in January and increases end strength by 16,400 spread across active-duty and reserve forces, reports Military Times. The legislation also includes a continuing resolution funding agencies through Dec. 7 that have yet to receive FY 2019 allocations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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F35 Fighter Costs Increasing by Billions Pentagon Report Says

first_img ADC AUTHOR A Pentagon report that includes the estimated costs of producing Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet reveals the program is more costly than originally projected, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.The Pentagon’s latest annual cost assessment for major projects now estimates the total price for research and procurement at $22 billion, with upgrades for the jets driving up the costs.The projected costs for the new F-35 fleet over six decades has grown by $73 billion to $1.196 trillion.The F-35’s acquisition cost increase of about 5.5% from $406.2 billion to $428.4 billion isn’t related to program performance, delays or excessive costs for labor or materials, according to the report sent to Congress last week.Controversy around the F-35 program recently surfaced when the Air Force requested purchasing eight fourth-generation F-15X jets in their fiscal 2020 budget, as ADC recently reported.“The F-35 program remains within all cost, schedule and performance thresholds and continues to make steady progress,” the Pentagon emailed in a statement to Bloomberg. The office “is committed to the delivery of cost-effective warfighting capability across all areas of the program.”Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornburylast_img read more

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Condos Townhouses Proposed For Corner Of Main Street Butters Row

first_img(UPDATE #1: Having just re-watched the 2017 Annual Town Meeting, the headline should read “near the intersection of Main Street and Butters Row.” The property in question does go to the corner, but the construction will not take place next to it.)(UPDATE #2: During his presentation at Town Meeting, the attorney representing Mr. Welch never mentioned affordable units during his presentation. He did reference a 2015 survey conducted by the town that highlighted the need for more housing opportunities for first-time homebuyers and empty-nesters looking to downsize, but he never claimed these units would be affordable units.)WILMINGTON, MA — A residential development — 10 townhouses and 39 condos — has been proposed for 635 Main Street, on the corner of Main Street and Butters Row. The site abuts the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store, is across from Colonial Park Mall, and is in front of the Commuter Rail Line.The property was rezoned from General Industrial to Neighborhood Mixed Use back during the 2017 Annual Town Meeting (Article 56), but the project is just now in front of the Planning Board, seeking a site plan review and necessary permits.The developer, Jacquelyn Welch of Mass Equity Investors, is proposing 10 town house units towards the front of the property and a 3-story building with 39 units (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom) towards the back of the property, with a parking garage underneath. (The back of the townhouses would face Main Street.) There’s a total of 99 parking spots on the entire site, resulting in a 2:1 unit-to-parking ratio.Planning Board Chair Michael Sorrentino read into the record nearly 10 minutes of concerns and required changes from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich and Town Engineer Paul Alunni.“The proposed buildings appear to be too large for the developable area. This is evident in the poor site layout circulation and overall poor arrangement of proposed utilities and stormwater management systems,” Alunni wrote and Sorrentino read. “The layout is limiting and does not provide ideal parking access or internal vehicle circulation.”“So, sounds like you have a lot of work,” Surrentino summed up. “Yes, we know this is a work in progress. We’re one of the first applicants to submit in neighborhood mixed use,” acknowledged a project representative. “We understand the Planning Board and Conservation Commission want. We’ve already started some of the revisions.”Selectman Ed Loud wanted to know why there were no affordable units as part of the development.“When they came to Town Meeting to get this approved, we were told the units were going to be affordable to the people in town,” Loud told the Planning Board. “This particular developer has railed against the Selectmen, saying the town has a crisis with affordable units. Here’s an opportunity – we’re going to add 49 units to our inventory, and there’s no affordability units? You guys are the authority of permitting this – I think you should do something about it.”“It doesn’t make sense on the site. The numbers don’t work,” Jacquelyn Welch responded when Sorrentino asked her about the lack of affordability units.“Why didn’t you tell us at Town Meeting?,” interrupted Loud. “I voted for this project because there was affordability. I was told then these would be cheaper than what’s going on in town. Now I’m hearing a different story. And that’s wrong.”“This project, when we went to Town Meeting, was never an affordable project,” added Welch. “It was ‘more affordable,’ but not ‘affordable’ that counts towards your count.”“Town Meeting was lied to,” responded Loud.“Look, I can’t speak to that. And we don’t do people’s business plans. If it works with the zoning, it works,” responded Sorrnetino. Welch clarified the 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom condos will be in the $300’s, while the townhouses will be in the $400’s.“As you know, we don’t have a zoning bylaw requiring affordability right now,” Sorrentino told Loud.“That’s another thing this board should be changing, a lot quicker than it has been,” Loud responded, referring to the Planning Board’s drafting of an “inclusionary bylaw” for the 2019 Town Meeting. Under such a bylaw, a developer would be required to make a certain percentage of units affordable when building a new development.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHOA! Apartment Complex, 7 Retail Stores & Bank Proposed At Woburn St. & Lowell St. IntersectionIn “Government”HOT BUTTON ISSUE: Should The Town Prevent New Condos & Apartments From Being Built? Could It Backfire? (Article 1)In “Government”ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Carmel W Robertson 87

first_imgLYNBROOK, NY — Carmel W. “Nikki” Robertson, a 60-year resident of Lynbrook, passed away on January 14, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of 63 years to Gordon H. Loving mother of Cathryn A., David C. and his wife Brenda, and Laura A. Rogers and her husband Michael. Cherished grandmother of David, Christopher, Megan, Matthew, Molly, and Ryan. Also survived by her two sisters. Carmel was an active parishioner and volunteer of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church throughout her years of living in Lynbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry or the Alzheimer’s Association.Visitation was held at the Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home in Lynbrook, New York on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18. A funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in Lynbrook, New York was held on Saturday, January 19.  Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town (boystown.org) or Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry.Carmel Robertson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Gordon H. Robertson, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Galaxy A8S a practice run for Galaxy S10s Onotch screen It makes

first_imgKeep your eyes glued to Samsung’s new Galaxy A8S phone for China. Not because its screen looks unlike any other Samsung phone on the market, but because the hole in the top left corner of the display is one you could see on a phone available all over the world: the Galaxy S10. Samsung’s anticipated flagship phone isn’t expected to arrive until late February or early March, but rumors already point to it sporting a screen with a similar “notch,” which Samsung calls the “Infinity-O” display. Where other handsets use bezels or notches to house the front-facing camera, the Infinity-O display fits the lens into a small punch hole within the screen itself. While Samsung showed off two other notch styles as its developer conference in November — a V-notch and a U-notch — this is the design that cuts out less of the screen, and in more subtle ways that the notch found on phones like the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3. Rumors abound supporting the Galaxy S10’s inclusion of the Infinity-O display, which would make the S10 look a lot like the Galaxy A8S — all screen and whisper-thin bezels, with a small camera cutout in the corner. It’s quite possible that Samsung is using the A8S as a testbed for troubleshooting any issues with the punch-hole look before trotting it out on the anchor in its lineup. If the Galaxy S10 doesn’t keep Samsung’s bread buttered, more specialized phones like the Note 10 and niche foldable phone won’t sell in the volumes needed to pick up the slack. The Samsung Galaxy A8S is now official. Samsung Testing the public’s reactions to a new notch style could help Samsung adjust the Galaxy S10’s final look and feel. The furor over screen notches on Android phones reveals buyers’ strong feelings about phone design. Samsung’s unique approach would allow it to stretch the display across most of the phone face, while also carving out a space for the phone’s front camera. A successful design could earn Samsung kudos and keep its reputation for innovation strong alongside aggressive Android competitors like Huawei and Google, while also quieting naysayers who bristle at having a notch taken out of the all-screen display.The Galaxy A8S’ O-notch isn’t our first inkling that Samsung’s playing it safe by testing parts bound for the Galaxy S10 in a midrange phone first. The Galaxy A9, a midrange effort that normally wouldn’t draw much pomp and circumstance, was the first Samsung phone to debut four rear cameras, a showing you might expect to see on a premium model before trickling down to the mid-tier. But the Galaxy A9’s launch drew Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh, whom CNET interviewed at the event about Samsung’s foldable phone. Koh’s appearance underscores the importance of the three-camera play for Samsung. By contrast, the Galaxy Note 8, Note 9 and S9 Plus are the only premium Samsung phones to have two rear cameras; the Galaxy S9 has one. samsung-galaxy-a8s-china-lineupCould the A8S be Samsung’s practice phone for the Galaxy S10? Samsung 2018 wouldn’t be the first time that Samsung used a decoy phone to test the reception to a new design element. The Galaxy Round and Galaxy Note Edge were both fairly sacrificial models that served as an early litmus for the curved screens that are now a routine part of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9’s look. The Galaxy S10 is under tremendous pressure, even before it launches. With phone sales slowing down across the board, Samsung needs a big hit to keep ahead of hungry rivals like Huawei, which elbowed Apple out of the way as second-largest phone maker. Huawei’s embrace of three rear cameras and an in-screen fingerprint reader before the Galaxy S10’s debut is lending credence to the idea that Huawei is out-innovating Samsung. The Korean tech giant needs to hit back if it wants to stay on top.So far the Galaxy A8S has only been announced in China, where it’ll go on sale Dec. 21. There’s no word yet if other countries will get the phone and when.  See it Samsung’s S10 reportedly features 5G, huge screen Best Buy Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package $899 10 Photos Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) See It Share your voice Samsung Galaxy S10 4:00 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 $899 reading • Galaxy A8S a practice run for Galaxy S10’s O-notch screen? It makes sense Galaxy A8S specs 6.4-inch display, with Full HD+ (1,080×2,340-pixel) resolutionOcta Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.7GHz Hexa) processor6GB/8GB of RAM128GB of storage24-megapixel front camera24MP/5MP/10MP triple rear camera3,400mAh battery Android 8.1 Oreo OSFirst published Dec. 10, 10 a.m. PT Update, 10:35 a.m.: Includes reported Galaxy A8S specs.Update, 11:52 a.m.: Adds more details. Update, Dec. 11 at 2 a.m.: Adds more details.Update, 10:21 a.m.: Adds commentary.Update, 6:24 p.m.: Fixes typo; the Galaxy A9 has four rear cameras, not three.Update, Dec. 13 at 9:20 a.m.: Adds official specs from Samsung News • Samsung Galaxy S10: The 7 best deals right now 4 $899 See Itcenter_img Tags Apple See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Abt Electronics $899 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 9 phones with the most interesting camera tricks: iPhone X, Note 9 and more Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • See All Sep 1 • 7 phones with the best battery life: iPhone XR, Note 10 Plus and more Sprint Comments How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Phones Google Huawei Samsung Applelast_img read more

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Iraq hangs 42 prisoners

first_imgIraq has hanged 42 prisoners condemned to death for rape, murdering members of the security forces, car bombings and other attacks, a justice ministry statement said on Monday.It said Sunday’s executions were carried out in Nasiriyah prison in the south after the sentences were confirmed and approved by the presidential council.The families of those sentenced to death were allowed to attend the executions.According to rights group Amnesty International, Iraq carries out one of the world’s highest number of executions after China, Iran and Saudi Arabia.last_img

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Man killed in Sundarbans gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what Bangladesh Coast Guard called a gunfight in Sundarbans early Monday.The law enforcement agency claimed that the deceased, whose name could not be known immediately, was a member of forest robber gang ‘Asabur Bahini’, according to UNB.Mohammad Bayazid, operation officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard Mongla West Zone, said that on information that a gang of forest robbers gathered in Sonaimukhi Khal under Dakope thana in Khulna district, a team of coast guard conducted the drive.Sensing their presence, the forest robbers opened fire, forcing them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, he added.One of the forest robbers sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight, Bayazid also said.Later, the injured was taken to Dckope Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead.The team also recovered four firearms and a bullet from the spot, claimed the coast guard official.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa Mugabes nemesis

first_imgZimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa greets supporters of his ruling ZANU PF party gather for an election rally in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe on 17 July. Photo: ReutersPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa is a military-backed veteran hardliner who outmanoeuvred Robert Mugabe and who now promises a fresh start for Zimbabwe.Monday’s election offers Mnangagwa-nicknamed “The Crocodile”-the precious chance of legitimacy after he was appointed president with the generals’ support when Mugabe was ousted last November.It was his battle to secure the top job ahead of Mugabe’s wife Grace that triggered the crisis that finally toppled the long-serving president.When Mnangagwa, 75, was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe, it looked like he lost out to the first lady.In fear of his life he made a dramatic escape across the border to Mozambique.His son, who was with him, described Mnangagwa sitting at a bus stop wearing a dusty suit and tattered shoes after a nighttime mountain trek into Mozambique. He had no belongings except a briefcase full of dollars.But the situation turned on its head within weeks when the military chiefs launched a brief takeover and Mnangagwa emerged as their chosen successor.With the nation still reeling from Mugabe’s demise, Manangagwa made a triumphant return home and was sworn in as president after ZANU-PF lawmakers swung behind him.“I never thought he whom I have nurtured, brought into government… that one day he would turn against me,” said a mournful Mugabe afterwards.Mugabe’s closest ally?Mnangagwa’s rise to the presidency came after decades of working closely with Mugabe since Zimbabwe won independence from Britain in 1980.He held a string of cabinet positions-but relations between him and Mugabe were not always easy.In 2004, he lost his post as administrative secretary in the ruling ZANU-PF after being accused of angling for the post of vice president.But he was soon back in favour, and in 2008 served as head of Mugabe’s election campaign.Mugabe lost the first round vote, and Mnangagwa allegedly supervised the wave of violence and intimidation that forced the opposition to pull out of the run-off vote.He was targeted by EU and US sanctions, and handed control of the powerful defence ministry in the troubled power-sharing government formed in 2009 before becoming vice president in 2014.On the campaign trail, Mnangagwa has stuck to his oft-repeated pledge to revive the moribund economy, tackle the chronic mass unemployment, re-engage with the West and attract foreign investment.“We have opened Zimbabwe to investors,” he told one recent rally. “We are now standing on the dawn of a new Zimbabwe our children will be proud of.”Since taking office, he wears a striped scarf in Zimbabwe’s national colours at almost public appearances, and has tried to fashion himself as a down-to-earth politician.The target of several apparent assassination attempts in his life, Mnangagwa’s electioneering was almost ended by a blast at a rally in June that killed two people as he left the podium.Massacres allegationHe also nearly died last year after allegedly eating poisoned ice cream made by his archrival Grace Mugabe’s dairy, and was urgently flown to neighbouring South Africa for emergency treatment.Laconic and thick-set, he describes himself as a born-again Christian, believes there is some role for evicted white farmers in the new Zimbabwe, and says he abstains from alcohol for six months each year.Born in 1942, Mnangagwa completed his early education in Zimbabwe before his family relocated to neighbouring Zambia.In 1966, he joined the struggle for independence from British colonial rule, becoming one of the young combatants who helped direct the war after undergoing training in China and Egypt.His “Crocodile” nickname can be traced back to his ferocious “Crocodile Gang” guerrilla unit in the conflict.After blowing up a train, he was arrested in 1964 and sentenced to death, later commuted to 10 years in prison because of his young age-leaving him a life-long vocal opponent of the death penalty.Following independence in 1980, he allegedly was partially responsible for a brutal crackdown on opposition supporters that claimed thousands of lives in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces.The Gukurahundi massacres remain the biggest stain on his reputation.Since coming to power, he has brushed off calls to apologise and questioned the 20,000 death toll estimate, though he said he had already set up a commission to address the allegations.“What has happened has happened,” he said, admitting it was “a bad patch” in Zimbabwe’s history.last_img read more

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Dover Police Chief Breaks Barriers as Citys 1st Black Chief

first_imgBy MIKE FINNEY, Delaware State NewsDOVER, Del. (AP) — When Marvin Mailey comes into the Dover Police Department in the morning he does so with a focused sense of pride. He walks with a purpose — and history walks along with him.That feeling of fulfillment doesn’t just come from Mr. Mailey being the first African-American police chief in the city of Dover’s long history, he said everybody in the department — especially the police officers — are the source of that pride.In this March 2018 photo Dover Deputy Police Chief Marvin C. Mailey works on his computer at the Dover Police Department, in Dover, Del. (Marc Clery/Delaware State News via AP)It’s never just about him alone.However, in the two years since Mr. Mailey was sworn in as Dover’s police chief, he has come to understand his role is different from past police chiefs, especially in the eyes of young minority children who can look at him and realize that if they too work hard, they can achieve their dreams.“I think it’s more significant for young people to know that they have an opportunity to aspire to become what they want to become, and I don’t take that lightly,” Chief Mailey said. “I know I have big shoes to fill and that’s why I work so hard to try and honor the position.“It’s very important to me and my family. It is an honor being the Dover police chief. I have a great agency. I know that I have a high standard to keep up and to follow all the previous chiefs.”When Mr. Mailey, 52, was sworn in as Dover’s police chief in May 2017, he became the first African-American to rise to that position since the Dover Police Department was established in 1925.Local community leaders were on hand to witness history being made at that city council meeting.“This is a historic moment for the city of Dover,” the Rev. Rita Mishoe Page said at the time. “This is just what we needed at the right time. I’ve gotten to know (Chief Mailey) pretty well. I’ve sat right beside him on a couple of cases, and I’ve been meeting with him every month, so I know he’s a man of integrity, a man of his word, and he’s going to be fair and just.”Chief Mailey, who began as a patrol officer in 1993, has been moving forward in his two years as chief.However, despite declining violent crime statistics within the city’s boundaries the past couple of years, he said there is always more work to be done.In particular, his police force is facing a tough task with the opioid crisis as well as trying to be fair when confronted with a homeless issue that has an estimated 300 or more displaced people out on the streets of the city of Dover.“Our opioid problem is first and foremost in my mind,” said Chief Mailey. “One of our strategic goals is to drive that down. We’ve done a very good job in our violent crime numbers and keeping that down, but violent crime numbers are down nationwide as well.“Another thing we are always concerned with in Dover is the homeless situation. That’s a tough nut to crack for a lot of jurisdictions. I think we handle it appropriately. We realize that being homeless is not a crime, however, there is quality of life issue sometimes that is associated with homeless individuals – panhandling, loitering and so forth. We realize that affects businesses and homeowners. People who want to come to Dover to open up businesses and move in, we realize that impacts their decision.“Those are concerns that we have because those people are in situations for various reasons, but they deserve the same level of respect as everyone else, but at the same time we can’t let their situation infringe on other people’s quality of life. We have to maintain the balance there and that’s constantly a moving target for us.”Adjusting to new roleChief Mailey had served as deputy chief of the department since April 2014. He was named interim police chief for the retiring former Chief Paul M. Bernat on Jan. 9, 2017.Once he was named Dover’s police chief, Chief Mailey said he wanted to be as visible as possible. However, that is beginning to change lately.“I want to be visible,” he said. “I know I am the face of the organization in a lot of situations. I like for the officers to be the face of the organization, but for town events, for meetings and so forth, when they want the chief to be there, I certainly want to go out and engage with the public.“I feel like they have a right to ask me questions directly and know how I feel about certain things, because I represent them. I not only represent the men and women of the agency, I represent them as well, too, because I’m a city of Dover official, for lack of a better term.”The police chief added, “I’ve stepped back from that in year two. I really got out in front of it in year one. I wanted everyone to see me out there and to really connect with the community and now I want my officers to fill that gap. I want the community to know my officers because they do a lot of great work, so they need to have the interaction.”Chief Mailey is a New York native and came to Delaware in 1989 when he began working as a correctional officer.The most important thing to him, he says, is to never stop learning. And while he learned many lessons while serving as deputy chief, he admitted his chief of police position offers many more difficult challenges.“I’ve learned so much over the past couple of years — personnel management is one of the big things in my job, (dealing with) a lot of different personalities inside the agency and outside the agency, connecting with community, working with them is vitally important. The business side of running the police department is something that I had some insight into because I was deputy chief for four years under Chief Bernat, but just really running the operation with the assistance of my staff in making the final decision on things – that’s very different,” he said.“When you’re weighing in and giving your opinion that’s different than saying, ‘OK, this is the direction that we’re going to go and this is why we’re going to go in this direction,’ because I am responsible for everything. I’m responsible for every good thing that happens and every bad thing that happens, and that’s a heavy cross to bear.”Chief Mailey credits the guidance and advice that many people have given him, including Delaware State Police Superintendent Robert Coupe and Col. Nathaniel McQueen, also of the state police.He said advice that he received from them, as well as several other people, were instrumental to helping him adjust to his role as head of Dover’s police department.“I did a lot of growing and I asked a lot of questions,” said Chief Mailey. “I leaned on a lot of people. I have a great network of peers, including other chiefs in the state. Colonel McQueen from the state police . within the first two months of me taking over, he and I sat in his office and had an in-depth conversation and I inundated him with questions.“I said, ‘What problems did you have? What hurdles did you overcome? What issues do I have coming up in regards to my time here in Dover?’ And he gave me some very good points, some very good topics that I could learn from. He talked about his successes and failures and how I could progress.”The future is nowIt is obvious that Chief Mailey is laser-focused on his job.However, he does have July 2020 circled on his calendar, because that is when he will be hanging up his sidearm and retiring from the Dover Police Department. It’s all part of his plan.“I will retire in July 2020,” he said. “I came in knowing what day I would leave. I have a plan. I will work somewhere else and it will be a non-law- enforcement position. It’s time for me to return to being a normal person. I just want to be a normal person.”The life of a crime fighter is never an easy one. There are long, stressful hours spent keeping dangerous individuals in check.Chief Mailey is looking forward to the day when he can become plain old Mr. Mailey again. For now, he finds different ways to ease his stress.“I go to the gym daily to relieve stress,” he said. “I’m an avid golfer . I’m not very good, but I’m getting there. It’s a work in progress. I’m an outdoorsman, I like to fish. I don’t hunt, but I do fish. Golfing has kind of supplanted fishing in my life. Golfing’s all-consuming now and if you’ve never played golf, don’t start. It’s bad. It’s worse than heroin (with a laugh).”Chief Mailey is looking forward to traveling south to Orlando, Florida, with some friends in April for a four-day golfing excursion.Then it will be back to work, preparing for his final year as Dover’s police chief. He said he gets his work ethic from his father Marvin Mailey Sr. and his late mother Dollye.“I would say my mother and my father had the greatest influence on my life,” Chief Mailey said. “My mother was a registered nurse and she worked hard for over 25 years and my dad worked for General Motors on the assembly line for 35 years, and those were my role models. They gave me my work ethic.“Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”Holding a piece of history as Dover’s first African-American police chief.___Information from: Delaware State News, http://delawarestatenews.netlast_img read more

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TMC delegation submits memorandum to Prez

first_imgNew Delhi: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has suffered maximum political violence at the hands of opposition parties in West Bengal. A seven-member delegation of the party MPs submitted a four-page memorandum to the President, Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday afternoon here at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The families of five dead TMC workers from across the state were paraded in front of President Kovind, where the family members demanded justice. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOn April 11, Saifar Rahaman was stabbed at Beliaghata Bridge Party Office in Bashirhat of North 24 Parganas district. Another party worker was murdered on April 22, in the same area.A TMC member of Kethi of Coochbehar district Bablu Sarkar succumbed to injuries after he was attacked on April 20.On April 23, Dilbar Khan was allegedly shot dead by BJP supporter Shyamsundar Gorain while he was on the way to file his nomination for the impending Panchayat elections. He was accompanied by his wife while going towards Sur-I BDO office in Birbhum district. Another TMC worker Ajit Debnath was shot at in Gopalnagar of North 24 Parganas. His wife Padma also got injured in the incident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe TMC delegation members urged the President to take suitable action in the interest of peace and democracy. Making a scathing attack on the opposition parties, they also mentioned that, “Some issues have been brought to your kind notice very recently by the members of the ruling political party at the Centre. These issues are distorted and misleading in nature.”The memorandum further mentioned, “Panchayat election is a local election, where more than 58,000 booths throughout West Bengal will witness polls on May 14, 2018. At the time of filing of nomination papers, the BJP started spreading rumours and misleading the people, stating that the opposition parties are not allowed to file nominations. This rumour was spread through one particular ‘sponsored’ media group.” TMC has also claimed that the opposition parties had filed 96,000 nominations.”Both the delegation members and family members of killed TMC workers sought the President’s intervention on Thursday. We also briefed him on the number of nominations filed by the opposition parties and on baseless reports regarding disruption during filing of nominations by the ruling TMC,” the Lok Sabha leader of TMC, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, told media persons.After President Kovind, TMC MPs also submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here at his office.Apart from Bandyopadhyay, Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien, Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque, Lok Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Mandal and another LS member Pratima Mondal were part of the delegation.last_img read more

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Five leather shoe styles that always work

first_imgFootwear says a lot about a person and form an essential part in a mans wardrobe. Leather shoes are one such category which are highly reliable when one needs to look smart, but make sure you wear the right pair. Experts list down few tips on the leather shoe styles that can be a hit in every situation. -Lace-ups in patent leather: Lace-ups are the most basic and timeless classic staples. The limited stitching gives a sleek and sophisticated look to the overall outfit. It is one of the safest options to opt for a formal office look or for parties. For a sophisticated office look, one can team up these shoes with chinos or trousers, a tailored shirt and a tie. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-For those going for cocktail parties, can opt for these pairs with a bright coloured jacket and jeans. Teaming it with a jacket in muted shades and trouser with a colour-blocked shirt can add a contrasting effect to the whole outfit making it a perfect wedding look this winters. Penny moccasin: Stylish and sober, penny loafers are one of the most versatile shoe styles, a must-have choice for fashion connoisseurs going for both formal or casual occasions. Penny loafers go well with jeans, work great with chinos, and can also be pulled off with a suit. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Oxfords: Classic tones of black and brown are considered to be the safest colours when it comes to Oxfords and can be worn with every outfit effortlessly. For a day-to-day office look these pairs can be worn with a suit or a pair of trousers and shirt with a tie. -Monk double strap: If you are looking to get the newest, classic trending style footwear for party, meeting or wedding then double buckle leather shoes is apt for it. The latest patina technique enhances the look of it to make it uniquely eye-catchy. Pair it with suits or formal pant and shirts, especially colours like sky blue, blue, and burgundy are being preferred more than the usual tan, brown and black. Adding to the colour essence, the double tone on the shoes looks splendid and revamps your entire outfit. -Tassel slip-ons: Tassel slip-one are typical casual and flexible styled footwear that can be worn for every situation that’s why it has been the most demanded footwear since a very long time. You can wear them for office, party, wedding and casual outing. The two ends of the tassel run all over the shoe front and lift up the fashion levels of the shoe.last_img read more

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