Kristin Smart’s parents sue murder suspect’s father for allegedly moving her body

first_imgSan Luis Obispo County Sheriff(NEW YORK) — The parents of Kristin Smart, a California college student who disappeared in 1996 while walking home from a party, have filed a lawsuit against the father of the suspect charged with her murder, saying he caused them “severe emotional distress” over allegedly removing her body from his property.Ruben Flores, 80, was arrested last week and charged as an accessory to murder in connection with Smart’s disappearance. He is accused of helping conceal Smart’s body after the murder, prosecutors said.His son, Paul Flores, 44, who walked Smart home from the party and previously was named the “prime suspect,” was arrested and charged with her murder.Both Paul and Ruben Flores have pleaded not guilty to their charges.In a lawsuit obtained by ABC News on Thursday, Stan and Denise Smart alleged that in February 2020, Ruben Flores removed their daughter’s remains from his home in Arroyo Grande, California, days after the San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s department served him a search warrant.The lawsuit also alleged that two other unidentified individuals helped him move the body from its burial below his deck “under the cover of darkness.”The body was allegedly taken to another location in San Luis Obispo County “to cover up the complicity of Paul Flores in the death of Kristin Smart” and to ensure the remains “would not be found should another search warrant be executed,” the suit alleged, based on “information and belief.”The sheriff’s office conducted another search of Ruben Flores’ property in March, about a month before he and his son were arrested.Smart’s remains still have not been found, authorities said.The lawsuit alleged Ruben Flores and the two unnamed individuals “committed acts of such viciousness, depravity and cruelty as to, by their definition, cause severe emotional distress” to Smart’s parents.The alleged removal of her remains prevented her parents from having Smart “laid to rest in a place of honor and dignity, as opposed to the present circumstances where their daughter’s body was discarded like human garbage,” according to the lawsuit.The family is seeking damages in an amount to be determined at trial, the civil complaint stated.Prosecutors have also alleged that Smart’s body was “recently” moved after being buried under Ruben Flores’ deck, according to a court document obtained by the San Luis Obispo Tribune earlier this week.ABC News reached out to defense attorney Harold Mesick for comment on the lawsuit, though a judge has issued a gag order preventing lawyers from speaking about the case outside the courtroom.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Vermont Officials to Celebrate Quebec City’s 400th Anniversary

first_imgVermontOfficials to Celebrate Quebec City’s 400th AnniversaryGov.Douglas, Sen. Leahy, Dignitaries and Officials to Attend Lois McClure Receptionand Dedication of Vermont and New England Monuments At 5:30 p.m., there will be adedication of two monuments to QuebecCity from Vermont and New England. Both monuments weremade by Rock of Ages in Barre. The New England monument celebrates Frenchheritage in New England and pays tribute to QuebecCity, the mother city of Franco-Americans. Vermont created a separate monument for Quebec City to honor Samuel de Champlain, whoexplored the lake that bears his name in 1609. The monument includes a quote– in both English and French – from Samuel de Champlain as heentered the lake in July 1609. In 2009, Vermont will celebrate the 400thanniversary of Champlain’s exploration of the lake and region. At the bottom of the Cote de Sillery,Quebec WHEN:           Lois McClure Reception: Wednesday, July 2 at 10 a.m. to noonMonument Dedication: Wednesday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. Monument Dedication:Parc de la JeteeOn Boulevard Champlain WHERE:         Lois McClure Reception:On board the flagship schooner the Lois McClureEspace 400e100, rue Quai Saint-Andre, Quebec WHY:             In honor of Quebec City’sQuadricentennial Celebrations WHO:             Governor Jim Douglas, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Honorary Chairperson of the Franco-AmericanHeritage Committee Marcelle Leahy, Vermont Tourism and Marketing CommissionerBruce Hyde and Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss While docked in Quebec City, the schooner will serveas the ceremonial vessel during special events for dignitaries and officials,including members of the Quadricentennial Commissions from Vermont, New Yorkand Quebec. SenatorLeahy and his wife Marcelle Leahy, who is the honorary chairperson of theFranco-American Heritage Committee, will serve as hosts aboard the schooner.Governor Douglas and his wife Dorothy Douglas will join the Leahys in greetingguests that day. ### WHAT:           Lois McClure Reception and Monument Dedication Vermont Governor Jim Douglas,U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Honorary Chairperson of the Franco-AmericanHeritage Committee Marcelle Leahy, Tourism and Marketing Commissioner BruceHyde, Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss and other dignitaries and officials fromVermont, New York and Quebec willbe in Quebec City July2 to celebrate the city’s 400th anniversary. A publicreception will be held on the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s flagshipschooner, the Lois McClure.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK MARCH ON IN CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgTwo thirds of the way through a grueling 3 games in 8 days, Donegal NY have notched 2 wins, soundly defeating Cavan 3-14 to 1-10 Sunday last and conquering hapless Armagh 2-15 to 0-8 Wednesday.Pat McGill’s lads now take on arch-rival Leitrim Sunday sitting tied on the table with them and Cavan at 9 points each, one behind the leaders Kerry and Cork, having split their games with the Leesiders and drawn with the Kingdom.Miles remain yet to be marched into the playoffs but Donegal’s return to the Senior rank has a bit of the look like the once-three-in-a-row NY championship club.  GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK MARCH ON IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 27th, 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:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK MARCH ON IN CHAMPIONSHIPlast_img read more

PRINGLE SAYS GOVERNMENT SOCIAL HOUSING STRATEGY WILL FAIL

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has reacted to today’s Social Housing Strategy describing the timescale as ‘unrealistic’ leaving its implementation being left open to be extended.“While I welcome the prospect of 35,000 new social housing units being created over the next 6 years, I believe that certain goals the government has set for itself are unachievable to reach by 2020 which will ultimately lead to the failure of this strategy,” said the Donegal TD.“The formation of large-scale Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) and dealing with the transition of repossessed Buy-To-Let properties for example in itself would take a considerable time to achieve and I question the timescale set-out in this regard in particular. “With regards to Donegal, I believe the council should pursue the establishment of a housing association for the entire county whereby this would allow the council to access borrowing that would be off balance sheet and where they already have the staff and resources to scale-up on delivering a housing programme – and I’ve been in contact with the County Manager in relation to this proposal.“Investing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the government’s continued over-reliance on various rent assistance schemes to paper over the cracks of the housing crisis are very costly measures when the capital invested in these schemes could simply be used to build more social housing,” stated Pringle. PRINGLE SAYS GOVERNMENT SOCIAL HOUSING STRATEGY WILL FAIL was last modified: November 26th, 2014 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:donegalsocial housingTDThomas Pringlelast_img read more

Download our Latest Free Report: The Influences Driving Virtualization

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Virtualization has been around long enough now that practices have been established. What’s changing is how virtualization intersects with cloud computing.The Influences Driving Virtualization is the latest white paper from ReadWriteWeb. In the white paper, writer Philip Morgan looks at the influences that are shaping virtualization with particular emphasis on standardization, simplification and automation. Through that lens the white paper examines the factors that influence companies and how the cloud plays a defining role.The Influences Driving Virtualization has several interviews with people such as Ray Wang of Constellation Research, George Reese of enStratus and Randy Bias of Cloudscaling. All are accomplished experts whose insights are worth the download alone. It also includes ways to:Examine your risk to benefit ratio.Consider security implications.Learn best practices through enterprise case studies.Reduce your data center footprint.Outline standardized administration for better disaster recovery.Recommend strategic reallocation of resources.We think you’ll find our report about the influences driving virtualization will be essential reading for the new enterprise. Tags:#enterprise#Reports#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  It wasn’t the best of starts for FEU and head coach George Pascua had to remind his team they just have to relax and play at their own pace after dropping the first set.“I told them that we have to dictate the tempo and not play at the same pace as Ateneo,” said Pascua in Filpino. “They were quite aggressive in the first set and unfortunately they were quite off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPascua added the absence of Ateneo captain Bea De Leon also helped as “her veteran presence can change the game for the Lady Eagles.”It wasn’t just De Leon who didn’t play for the Lady Eagles as Maddie Madayag, though in uniform, didn’t play due to an ankle sprain. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Ikeh, Ravena star as Ateneo drubs Adamson Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University remained spotless in Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after shrugging off Ateneo in four sets, 17-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws improved to 2-0 to stay atop Group A while the Lady Eagles slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kim Gequillana also hurt her left knee in the third set prompting Ateneo head coach Tai Bundit to have her brought to the locker room.Bernadeth Pons finished with 16 points to lead FEU while Toni Rose Basas and Jeanette Villareal added 15 and 13 points, respectively.Jhoana Maraguinot led the Lady Eagles with 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Football Ohio State will rely on firstyear starters to make substantial impacts

Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore tight end Rashod Berry (13) shakes off a defender while running the ball in the third quarter of the Ohio State-UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State doesn’t have much room to complain about the year-to-year cycle of losing and replacing players. Massive turnover is just part of the cycle as a college football program — and given their recruiting prowess, the Buckeyes have it easy. That does not mean things always run smoothly.A large base of high-level talent means the program loses players to the NFL every year. The coaches have pressure to turn first-year starters into NFL-caliber players. And while coaching and developing those athletes, the staff must prepare for the future by recruiting against the nation’s top teams.The cycle often changes. Last year, the Buckeyes had several second-year players at key positions. They entered the season returning its starting quarterback, an All-American center, a bookend left tackle, the deepest defensive end group in the country and an experienced group of linebackers.But as spring wraps up, Ohio State once again is in the position of relying on a smattering of first-year players to step up into roles in which they are relied to be major contributors. That, of course, begins at the quarterback position, but extends elsewhere. Out went J.T. Barrett, Rimington Trophy winning center Billy Price, first-team All-Big Ten left tackle Jamarco Jones and tight end Marcus Baugh, a two-year starter.Ohio State then-freshman defensive end Chase Young (2) attempts to take down Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke (10) in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDefensive ends Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard and Jalyn Holmes, along with defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle, are gone. Behind them, the defense lost its leader in linebacker Chris Worley and two-year starting linebacker Jerome Baker. Safety Damon Webb and cornerback Denzel Ward also have left the team.The Buckeyes will likely have first-year starters at tight end, center, right tackle, defensive end, defensive tackle, linebacker, safety and cornerback. The large amount of new starters is not necessarily a bad thing to head coach Urban Meyer, who preaches competition — even at quarterback.“There’s zero stress, minimal stress when you have great players that are competing,” Meyer said on March 5.Despite the anticipation that Ohio State will rely heavily on unproven players, optimism about the situation is not hard to find. Because the Buckeyes have recruited better than ever before, the expectation exists that former five-star recruits and four-star prospects will step into primary roles in the fall.Several former five-star prospects — sophomores defensive end Chase Young, linebacker Baron Browning and cornerbacks Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade — will compete for open spots, along with many four-stars and a few three-stars. Even when a former three-star prospect — like sophomore Thayer Munford, who is penciled in as the starting right tackle — grabs a spot, he is seen as a worthy starter because he beat out highly regarded recruits for the role.The expectation also differs by position. Not only are Okudah and Wade former five-stars, but they play a position at which Ohio State has had immense success. Whoever wins the starting center role — Brady Taylor, Josh Myers or Matt Burrell — will feel massive pressure in replacing Ohio State’s second consecutive Rimington winner. That is especially true on the defensive line, historically a position group of strength that does not just hope to have a major impact, but views that as a necessity.Ohio State freshman cornerback Jeffrey Okudah (29) breaks up a pass in the fourth quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“I think the standard’s been set,” Meyer said. “We just can’t drop below that.”But not everyone pans out, which often gets forgotten. Redshirt junior cornerbacks Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette, junior wideouts Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor and redshirt senior linebacker Dante Booker slid into starting roles with opportunities to take advantage with big seasons. Though none completely failed in their roles, none significantly broke through. So while Ohio State should be confident in redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry, sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor and redshirt sophomore defensive end Jonathon Cooper taking a step forward, a cautiously optimistic attitude might be the best approach.This situation is not new for Ohio State. Nor is it unfamiliar to Meyer. And sometimes, despite the lack of experience, a fresh group of talent works well.In 2014, the last time Meyer returned to Columbus with a national-championship trophy, the Buckeyes’ core consisted of first-year players in key positions. In his first season as the starter, Barrett tossed passes to first-year starter Michael Thomas and handed the ball off to first-year starter Ezekiel Elliott. A bevy of first-year starters — Darron Lee, Vonn Bell, Tyvis Powell, Steve Miller and Eli Apple — helped turn the defense into a feared unit.In a sport with more than 130 teams at the Division I level, it might seem insane to see a national championship berth — or, at the very least, a College Football Playoff appearance — as an expectation. But Meyer did not just earn a $1.2 million raise to view a New Year’s Six bowl game as a success. Ohio State did not make offensive coordinator Ryan Day and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano the first two million-dollar assistant coaches in program history with the goal of anything other than a national championship.In order to raise the level of play to that level, the Buckeyes must ensure a high level of play from their first-year starters. read more

We are confident now Yuto Nagatomo

first_imgAccording to the Japanese defender, his team had a very difficult match against Turkmenistan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Japan barely defeated Turkmenistan 3-2 in their Group F match in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo, the team learned from that and will be ready for the next challenges.“We struggled against Turkmenistan but it was very important for us players to know what the AFC Asian Cup is,” Nagatomo told Ghana Soccernet.Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.“We will use the experience gained against Turkmenistan to good effect. We have had three days to prepare for our next match against Oman (on Sunday) and we are confident of a better showing.”“We saw a recording of the match and we know that they are very good in counter attacks and have speedy players. Oman will be a difficult team to beat,” he added.“Having said that, we are also a good team and we have the players who can get us a positive result. We will prepare accordingly for Oman.”“It doesn’t make a difference whether we qualify after the second or third match as long as we qualify for the knockout stage,” he concluded.last_img read more

TCI NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#PressRelease Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos – Thursday 3rd August, 2017 – Providenciales –  His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, and the Hon. Premier, Mrs Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, co-chaired a meeting of the TCI National Security Council (NSC) on Friday, 28 July, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building in Providenciales.In attendance as members of the NSC were the Hon. Deputy Premier, Mr Sean Astwood; Her Excellency the Deputy Governor, Mrs Anya Williams; the Hon. Attorney-General, Mrs Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles; and the Commissioner of Police, Mr James Smith. The Superintendent of HM Prison, Mr Steve Barrett, also attended the meeting to up-date the NSC on the situation at HM Prison.At this meeting, the NSC:·         Received a security up-date from the Commissioner of Police on:–          Crime statistics for the period April-June 2017 which showed that overall crime incidents across TCI had decreased by 15% with burglaries down by 56% when compared to the same period last year. However, arrests for possession of drugs had risen significantly as had the number of robberies and incidents involving firearms;–          Recent successes in the fight against crime including on joint operations with partners on illegal migration;–          Challenges facing the RTCIPF, particularly the problem of controlling people entering TCI and illegal migrants in the country;–          Recent senior appointments and promotions in the RTCIPF and on future recruitment as well as on a proposed new structure for the police force;–          The RTCIF proposed strategic plan to address the challenges faced by the nation which focused on the four pillars of prevention, intervention, enforcement and rehabilitation. The NSC agreed to discuss the strategic plan in more detail at its next meeting on 14 August and to decide.·         Received an up-date from the Deputy Premier on:–          Improvements that are being made to procedures and processes to eliminate alleged corruption in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. The Deputy Governor explained that similar processes are being implemented across TCIG.–          Joint operations with the RTCIPF on intercepting illegal migrants which were generally working well. More staff were being recruited to the Task Force to improve TCI’s interception and enforcement capability. Technical up-grades were also being introduced to improve the capability of the radar station to detect illegal sloops;–          Introduction of the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) which was expected to be approved at the next sitting of the House of Assembly;–          Proposals announced in the House of Assembly for the temporary suspension of visa applications and first time work permits to enable the Ministry to clear backlogs and to assess and improve immigration control processes. It was proposed that an enforcement drive would commence from 14 August to identify and repatriate illegal migrants from TCI. The NSC highlighted the need for early engagement and consultation with all the relevant agencies and organisations who would be involved in the enforcement drive.·         Received an up-date from the Superintendent of HM Prison on the continuing problems at the prison and measures taken to address them. At the request of the Premier, the Superintendent presented an overview of a strategic plan which he had drawn up to highlight areas of concern, associated risks and mitigations needed to address them. The NSC called for the strategic plan to be circulated to all members of the NSC for detailed discussion and assessment of the issues and mitigations at its next meeting on 14 August.·         Received and had a preliminary discussion of the Security Needs Assessment Report for TCI sponsored by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Whilst many of the identified priorities and recommendations mirrored existing TCIG security objectives, the report would serve as a key input in the development of a TCI National Security Strategy, the development of which the NSC committed itself to;·         Received an update from the Attorney General on the completion of the anti-money laundering and prevention of terrorism financing National Risk Assessment which would be presented to the Cabinet for final approval at its next meeting. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PressRelease Recommended for youcenter_img MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2017 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES TCI REPRESENTED BY EIGHT ATHLETES AT NACAC GAMES IN TRINIDAD 200 college students to participate in Bahamas summer job programmelast_img read more