Hidden camera found in St. Mary’s Medical Center bathroom, WPB police investigate

first_imgAn investigation into how a hidden camera was placed in a bathroom at St. Mary’s Medical Center is underway.West Palm Beach Police recovered the small hidden camera from an employee bathroom at the hospital on Oct. 3.Police found digital images on the camera, and have shared the pictures in hopes that someone will recognize them and help identify who placed the camera in the West Palm Beach hospital’s bathroom.The images do not match any of the bathrooms at St. Mary’s, and police do not have any other information at this time.“As soon as we discovered the camera, we notified the police. “The hospital said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with their investigation, and we have notified all employees who work in the area where the camera was found.”Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.“You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.”last_img read more

Westport Winery Wins 2015 Best of the Northwest Wine Tour

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWinemaker Dana Roberts gives a Backstage Wimemaker’s Tour at Westport Winery. Photo by Mike CoverdaleFor the fifth time Westport Winery won the King 5 Evening Magazine Best of the Northwest Competition. This time they won the Best Wine Tour category. The fun and interesting Backstage Winemaker’s Tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. with Director of Winemaking Dana Roberts. Additionally, guests are invited to do their own self-guided tour every day through the winery’s many display gardens that include over 40 sculptures by local artists. Extensive signage is provided to make this a truly memorable and fulfilling experience.When you visit be sure to explore the resort’s unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. You will see why Westport Winery was voted Best of the Northwest Wine Tour and Destination.Westport Winery Garden Resort’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the resort. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery, bakery and gardens, are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Environmental Commission in Transition

first_img“Since then, we’ve haddiscussions and it seems likethey’d like us to keep going,”Broege added. “The environmental commission is an integral part of this community, like every other community in this area. As long as the authorities remain the same, we owe it to our neighbors to keep going.” Borough councilman Robert Proto said the council plans to adopt a resolution at its April 3 workshop meeting to direct the borough’s planning board secretary to submit all site plan applications to the environmental committee for review. The resolution will also make a recommendation to Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey that he appoint a member of the environmental committee to the township planning board, ensuring that it will be business as usual for the volunteer group of environmental specialists. Thomas Cox, the environmental commission vice chair said that not commenting on the amended campus site plan should not be held against the commission. OCEANPORT – Council officials hope to quell a storm of protest by residents upset over the decision to change the municipal environmental commission to a committee, which could curtail its authority. Council president Stephen Solan said the decision to transition from a commission to a committee was because the group had “not been acting as a commission for a very long time.” “It’s a fruitless effort because they have the votes to override it, but it was more of a statement if nothing else,” Coffey said. “The way people are being treated at these meetings is wrong. When you have 50 residents show up to oppose you, and so many of them speaking passionately and intelligently against an ordinance, read the room and table it for further discussion.” Solan added that as acommission, the volunteergroup is expected to act asan arm of the government,but had not been providingmeeting agendas, minutesor annual reports. “One of the arguments we heard was that we should want an extra set of eyes on things like site plan applications coming before the planning board. Then we solicit comments from all of our professionals concerning the site plan amendment and never hear anything from the environmental commission? Shouldn’t they want to be heard on something as important as this?” Solan asked. center_img Broege said after thatMarch 21 meeting severalmembers of the volunteergroup said they were readyto step down from their postson the commission. Thosedecisions to potentially walkaway came after severalmembers of the commissionand other residents spokeout against the governingbody’s decision to adopt anordinance that appeared tobe stripping the group of itsoversight permissions. Broege said that, duringthe meeting, it seemed likethe council intended to “takeauthority away from thecommission, in terms of thesite plan review process.” Another resolution on the docket at Thursday’s workshop meeting is one that, if adopted, would override that veto. But what prompted the adoption of the ordinance was when the commission failed to provide comments on a controversial amendment to a site plan that proposed the construction of a satellite campus for New Jersey City University on a parcel of land located in the Oceanport section of Fort Monmouth. “The council heard two main concerns from the commission members. They wanted continued representation on the planning board and the ability to review plans going in front of the planning board. We’re putting these two into a resolution to assuage the concerns of our volunteers,” added Proto, who said he and other council members met with environmental commission chair Robert Broege following a heated public meeting March 21. Proto said the transition from a commission to a committee is a move that will relieve the group of regulatory burdens, such as providing minutes, agendas and annual reports, and merely formalize how the group has been regularly operating. Despite the public push-back, the borough council unanimously adopted the ordinance, leading Coffey to invoke a mayoral veto for the first time since winning the seat in the 2015 general election. last_img read more

Meru man hits betPawa jackpot with Sh10

first_imgDubbed Sunday Million Jackpot, where betPawa offers the lowest entry stake of just 10 shillings, Munene, a Business Administration graduate hit the jackpot at first attempt predicting all 12 matches correctly.With one match cancelled from the jackpot, he was lucky to get all his selections on point to claim the six figure pay out.Munene recalled how he placed his bets on Saturday afternoon, moments after the launch of the jackpot.“When I saw that betPawa had launched the new jackpot, and that they were also giving out free entry tickets, I immediately made my selections. I had missed out on their weekly jackpot, so I decided to give this Sunday Million Jackpot a try,” Munene said.“On my first ticket, I missed out the big prize by just one match. However, on this second one everything was on point. I received the dream call on Monday morning and I thought it was a hoax,” he explained, adding that,” he added.“I decided to confirm the number first and indeed it was betPawa. I shared with my mother who was in the farm, and she ran into joy.”Lucky punter Lawy Munene from Meru displays his winner’s cheque after winning betPawa jackpot last weekendSpeaking during the ceremony, betPawa country manager Dos Kariuki congratulated the winner and hailed betPawa’s innovative market products.“Over the years, our tagline has been ‘bet small win big.’ As betPawa, our goal is to convert our clients passion for sports into money, by them betting on their favourite teams and personalities for small amounts starting from one shilling,” he said.“betPawa continues to innovate new and exciting products and this time, we have launched two jackpots, The weekly 10 million jackpot and the Sunday million jackpot that has Sunday matches only. For both jackpots, you play with just 10 shillings and could win either 1 million or 10 million,”Kariuki added.The ecstatic winner said that he would invest his winnings in a new Pharmacy shop, and also in agribusiness. He encouraged other bettors to also pick betPawa where they bet small and can win big just like him.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lawy MuneneNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – A lucky punter turned Sh10 into a million by making 12 correct football predictions on gaming site betPawa.Lawy Munene, 25-year old from Meru County, won the inaugural jackpot on betPawa barely 24 hours after it was launched.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GET THEIR DUCKS IN LINE FOR BINGO NIGHTS!

first_imgThe next monthly meeting will take place Tuesday 28th Oct in Clubhouse at 9pm. Lotto numbers this week are 1,5,10,14. Match 2 winner is Padraig Ferry from Annagry. This weeks sellers are Tommy Marley and Seamus Callaghan. Congratulations to our Girls Under13s for reaching the County Final on Nov 8th. They defeated Convoy in the Semi Final by a margin of two points.Our Seniors had a fantastic victory over Termon in the County Quarter Final at O Donnell Park last Sunday afternoon and now await the winners of the replay between Glenties and Ardara. The semi is scheduled for 3pm Sunday 26th in O Donnell Park.The Club is delighted that Bingo is back at the club on Wednesday nights at 9pm. This should be a fantastic evening for all the community and everyone is welcome, prizes on the night are approx €2000 so well worth attending. Please pass on the news to all your contacts and hopefully we get alarge crowd. Circuit training is now starting in the Clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm under the Tuition of Brian Crossan.This is a mixed class so all are welcome. The first class starts tonight at 7pm.Sunday 26th of October is the night of the Boxing-Battle of The Swilly 2, all our fighters are now primed and ready to do battle. There is also an opportunity to see our Two County stars Neil and Michael strut their stuff in the half time fashion show hosted by Michael Murphy Sports. Tickets are on sale at either of the two Sandwich Co shops, in Michael Murphy Sports and The Silver Tassie. You can also pay at the door on the night.Tickets are €20 each.Last years event turned out to be a great nights entertainment and no doubt this years will be even better, so come along and enjoy a great nights craic.Any queries regarding the night or for tickets contact Bryan or John on 086 7887774.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GET THEIR DUCKS IN LINE FOR BINGO NIGHTS! was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

DOCTORS TO REVIEW SENATOR HARTE’S CONDITION TODAY

first_imgDOCTORS will review Senator Jimmy Harte’s condition in hospital today, 48 hours after he fell and suffered head injuries close to his Dublin apartment.The father-of-four is still in a serious condition at the Beaumont Hospital in the capital.Gardaí believe he fell after suffering some sort of blackout, linked to a recent heart condition. He was found off Cork Street by a passerby at 3am on Saturday, just hours after he had gone to the Aviva Stadium with family members to watch Ireland play Latvia.It’s understood Senator Jimmy is in an induced coma as surgeons work to control a number of head injuries.IT had been thought he may have been robbed as he lay unconscious on the ground after his jacket and keys went missing.However, the items were later found in a pub on Dawson Street where he had been socialising on Friday night. There has been widespread concern across the political divide, with representatives of all political parties expressing solidarity with the Harte family at this time.Finn Harps, where Jimmy was once chairman, says its staff and players are hoping for a speedy recovery for the Donegal man.Labour Party leader and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has been in constant touch with the family since the incident. DOCTORS TO REVIEW SENATOR HARTE’S CONDITION TODAY was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOCTORS TO REVIEW SENATOR HARTE’S CONDITION TODAYjimmy hartelast_img read more

New Lockyer suit says Sempra misled regulators

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals As a result, the lawsuit said, SDG&E was forced to stop selling natural gas to large business customers, including power plants owned by Duke Energy and Dynegy, for 17 days during the state’s electricity shortage of 2000 and 2001. That drove up natural gas prices and forced the power plants to burn heavier oil that was more polluting and expensive, the lawsuit said. The suit asks for at least $1 million in fines and divestiture of some of Sempra’s assets. An attorney for Sempra, W. Davis Smith, said the lawsuit was a meritless attempt to force Sempra to settle a third lawsuit filed in San Diego by a number of Sempra customers. He said the natural gas shortage was caused by unusually high demand in the San Diego area during the winter of 2000-2001 but that it didn’t result in the shutdown of any power plants. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Bill Lockyer has filed a second lawsuit against Sempra Energy, saying the company’s misleading statements about its ability to maintain natural gas supplies contributed to the state’s energy crisis in 2000 and 2001. The lawsuit, filed Monday in San Diego County Superior Court, comes less than a week after Lockyer accused a Sempra subsidiary of using illegal tactics to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in higher electricity prices. In the latest lawsuit, the attorney general said two other Sempra subsidiaries, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co., assured the California Public Utilities Commission that they had enough pipeline capacity to serve a new power plant in Mexico and maintain supplies for their other customers. “They lied,” Lockyer spokesman Tom Dresslar said. “They knew they didn’t have enough capacity.” last_img read more

Stars Brooks, Yearwood tie the knot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The marriage is the second for Brooks, who has three children, and the third for Yearwood. Brooks is credited with widening the genre’s appeal in the 1990s by merging traditional country with honky tonk, pop, folk and rock. His “Ropin’ the Wind” album was the first such country recording to debut at the top of the pop music charts. His latest album, “Scarecrow,” went triple platinum. Yearwood was named the Country Music Awards female vocalist of the year in 1997 and 1998. Her latest album is “Jasper County.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood said “I do” on Saturday in a private ceremony at their Oklahoma home. Brooks, an Oklahoma native, and Yearwood exchanged vows before family members, said Nancy Seltzer, a publicist for the couple. “They said it is the perfect Christmas gift to each other and they couldn’t be happier,” Seltzer said. She declined to provide any other details. Brooks, 43, got down on one knee and proposed to Yearwood, 41, in May in front of 7,000 fans at the “Legends in Bronze” event at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield. Ten larger-than-life bronze statues honoring country stars were unveiled during that event, including one of Brooks. last_img read more

Stem Cells Getting Healthier

first_img(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Over the past decade, stem cells have been a hot news item.  Here are some late breaking news stories about them.How they work:  Researchers in the Netherlands found a new way to culture mouse embryonic stem cells in vitro.  They found to their surprise, according to Science Daily, that the stem cells seem to be “on hold,”, their gene expression inhibited, rather than actively transcribing genes as previously believed.  “From this state, the ES cells can efficiently specialize,” the article said.Embryonic self-sacrifice:  Researchers at the North Carolina School of Medicine found that embryonic stem cells will commit suicide rather than risk DNA damage.  A protein called Bax, responsible for programmed cell death, is activated but kept in a safe place in the Golgi apparatus for the crucial days of embryonic development.  If DNA damage occurs, Bax migrates to the mitochondrion, where it initiates cell death.  PhysOrg titled its report, “Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo,” as if they will fall on their swords for the good of the organism rather than let DNA damage propagate.Safe adult cells:  Techniques for inducing pluripotent stem cells from tissues (iPS) continue to improve.  PhysOrg reported that researchers at Johns Hopkins verified that iPS cells contain no more genetic changes than normal cells.  This adds confidence that therapies developed from them will be safe, not adding cancer risk.Skipping a step:  According to Science Daily, researchers at Duke University were able to generate heart muscle tissue from scar tissue without going through a stem cell stage by programming microRNAs to turn scar cells back into heart muscle cells.  By eliminating the need for a stem cell transplant, this promises to improve the hopes of damage repair for heart attack patients.Dystrophy hope:  It seems like forever that people have raised money for muscular dystrophy patients.  Is any progress being made?  Yes; according to PhysOrg, researchers at the University of Minnesota have demonstrated a therapy using iPS cells that has “been shown to be effective in the treatment of muscular dystrophy.”  The mouse model sets the stage for human clinical trials.  Researchers were able to deliver muscle progenitor cells from iPS cells.  “Upon transplantation into mice suffering from muscular dystrophy, human skeletal myogenic progenitor cells provided both extensive and long-term muscle regeneration which resulted in improved muscle function,” the article said.The good work continues to come from adult stem cells and iPS cells which, unlike embryonic stem cells (ES), are ethically sound (not involving the destruction of a human embryo).  The ES promoters offer hope with hype.  “Due to these unique properties, expectations for the use of ES cells in the clinic are high, but ES cells therapies have not yet been developed to full potential,” the first Science Daily article stated.  If iPS cells do better with fewer problems and no moral concerns, why is there a dispute?  Let human embryos develop into human beings, but let adult tissue cells be reprogrammed to heal.last_img read more

MH370 search down to one ship

first_imgThe search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has wound down to one ship after a Chinese vessel headed to Fremantle on December 3 to decommission a remotely operated vehicle before heading back to Shanghai.The departure comes as a lengthy search of a 120,000 sq. km slice of the Indian Ocean  identified as the most likely site of the crash by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and international experts is due to end in January-February.Ministers from Malaysia, Australia and China determined in July that the search would be suspended once the 120,000km area had been searched  but left open the possibility it could be extended if credible new evidence leading to a specific location emerged.Searchers are known to be keen to continue the operation and experts from around the world met in Canberra early last month to review the evidence.  A report on the three-day meeting has yet to be released.The Dong Hai Jiu 101, had been hosting the US-owned Phoenix Remora III remotely operated vehicle (ROV) used to check unusual sea floor sonar contacts identified in previous sweeps and conducted 33 dives since October.The sonar contacts were anomalies found in previous sweeps that did not fit the profile of a typical aircraft debris field but raised questions about their origin.The underwater vehicle, which was tethered to the ship via a cable ,  confirmed that the contacts were geological or man-made items such as cables, drums and a box.None were related to the crashed Boeing 777-200ER, which went missing in mysterious circumstances in March, 2014, with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board while travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.The remaining ship, the Fugro Equator, will continue search operations using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)  after resupplying in Fremantle.The torpedo-like Hugin 4500V AUV comes-equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system and uses the latest battery technology to allow it to operate for 30 hours, travelling at about four knots.Highly manoeuvrable and with a turning radius of about 15m, it is equipped with sonar and video surveillance equipment. It is generally programmed to search a particular area and the data downloaded after it returns to the ship but it can also receive commands though an acoustic system.It is used to search irregular and difficult terrain or to reacquire sonar contacts needing further investigation.The ATSB  said the Fugro Equator had completed four AUV operations in the past week , with an average duration of 23 hours.The Chinese ship’s departure as comes a group of relatives of the MH370 victims travelled to Madagascar to conduct a self-funded search for plane debris and Malaysian aviation investigators collected six pieces of suspected MH370 wreckage found six months ago by US debris hunter Blaine Gibson.The seven family members claimed their actions embarrassed the investigators into travelling to Madagascar to retrieve the debris found by Gibson but this was denied by Malaysia authorities, who labelled it a “coincidence’’.Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told the Malay Mail that the investigators would discuss the debris with their Australian counterparts.last_img read more