Chiang Mai sees one more Myanmar-linked Covid case
Chiang Mai sees one more Myanmar-linked Covid case 13 infections nationwide now linked to Tachilek hotel staff or people exposed to them CHIANG MAI: A man working at a hotel in Tachilek has been confirmed to have the coronavirus, bringing the number of infected returnees from the Myanmar border town to three in the northern province. All told, at least 13 local Covid-19 cases have now been identified nationwide in people who worked at the hotel or people who were exposed to them. Another case involves a woman who was on the same flight as two illegal returnees from Tachilek but it has not yet ...
The Bangkok Post
Judge dismisses criminal case in 2018 Missouri duck boat disaster that killed 17
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge in Missouri has [dismissed criminal indictments]( against three men charged for their alleged involvement in a [2018 duck boat disaster]( on Table Rock Lake [that killed 17 people\.]( Doug Harpool, a federal judge in Springfield, on Wednesday adopted the recommendation of magistrate Judge David Rush, [who said in September that federal courts did not have jurisdiction]( Wednesday’s order means Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of the duck boat, and Ripley Entertainment employees Curtis Lanham and Charles Baltzell currently no longer face criminal charges. “Whi...
The Kansas City Star
This is the case of a 12-year-old child “snatched from the cradle of innocence by the bestiality of another person whom she is even fond of.” The issues here are the credibility of the child’s categorical testimony against the defense of mere denial. Also raised as issues in this case are the victim’s conduct following her defilement and her inability to immediately report what happened to her. Will they affect her credibility? The child involved here shall be called Nina, which is not her true name in order to hide her identity as well as the identities of all the other persons involved and t...
‘Lockdown possible in case of post-holiday COVID-19 surge’
‘Lockdown possible in case of post-holiday COVID-19 surge’ MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) warned citizens that the government could be forced to reimpose a strict lockdown after the Christmas season if cases of the coronavirus overwhelm the country’s healthcare system. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, however, said another lockdown would be the last option for the government to control the surge and transmission of COVID-19 nationwide. Interviewed Wednesday on “The Chiefs” aired on One News/TV5, she said the decision to impose a lockdown would depend not only...
Chiang Rai reports another local case
A 28-year-old Chiang Rai man close to a woman in Phayao who got infected with Covid-19 after returning from Myanmar’s Tachilek town has tested positive for the coronavirus disease and become a new local infection case. Chiang Rai public health chief Thotsathep Boonthong on Thursday evening confirmed the new Covid-19 infection. Dr Thosathep presented a timeline of the new local case, a 28-year-old man. On Nov 28, three friends, all of whom were later found infected and received treatment in Phayao and Chiang Mai provinces, came to his room in Chiang Rai around 1pm after returning from Tachilek....
The Bangkok Post
State Security Service launches criminal case against Lebanese mercenary
By Vafa Ismayilova The Azerbaijani State Security Service has initiated a criminal case against a Lebanese citizen of Armenian origin on terrorism and several other charges for participating in military operations and committing terrorist acts on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan for a certain pre-agreed fee. “Following the criminal case initiated by the State Security Service, Vicken Euljekjian was charged with Articles 114.3 (Mercenary), 214.2.1 and 214.2.3 (Terrorism), 228.2.1 (Illegal purchase, storage, transportation and carrying of fire-arms and supplies), 279.1 (Creation of armed g...
With new contract signed, Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley declines to discuss legal case
MINNEAPOLIS — Malik Beasley did not have much to say Wednesday about the charges he’s facing for drug possession and threats of violence stemming from an incident in September at his home in Plymouth. In his first media session since April, Beasley declined to talk about the charges — citing the fact that his case is still pending, while saying he appreciated the support the Wolves have shown him through this process, especially in re-signing him to a four-year deal worth up to $60 million. “It’s a legal issue,” Beasley said. “I cannot really comment on that right now, but I appreciate the Tim...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Firings of 2 officers in Laquan McDonald case upheld in Cook County court
CHICAGO — Two Cook County judges have decided not to overturn the firings of two Chicago police officers accused of helping to cover up the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. The judges, handling the cases separately, affirmed last month the decisions of the Chicago Police Board to fire Sgt. Stephen Franko and Officer Daphne Sebastian, records show. They were among four cops fired by the police board last year for infractions that included filing or approving false or misleading reports on the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting. The two other cops fired in the shooting case, Officers Ricardo Vir...
Mother-activist’s arrest reminds of Reina Mae Nasino’s case
Mother-activist’s arrest reminds of Reina Mae Nasino’s caseChristian Deiparine(Philstar.com) – December 2, 2020 – 9:32pmMANILA, Philippines — The daughter of slain activist Randall “Ka Randy” Echanis was arrested on Wednesday in what a group said was done illegally and based only on trumped-up charges.An alert by the Anakpawis party-list said Amanda Lacaba Echanis was illegally taken by the police and military with her one-month old newborn son.The arrest, the group added, took place at Brgy. Carupian of Baggao in Cagayan past 3 a.m. Wednesday.It came with authorities also raiding the house of...
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should Iowa be penalized for “Clapgate” or is it more of a case of no more Husker excuses?
Another one-score loss for the Huskers. While the defense played well enough to win this the game, the offense’s mistakes and turnovers were too much to overcome. Not scoring on the last four Husker possessions was brutal to watch. The curse lives on, and the Heroes Trophy stays in Iowa for the sixth straight year.Husker center Cam Jurgens had an especially tough day against the Hawkeyes. There were at least four snaps that were off mark in the first half, including one that caused a 19-yard loss. At least two drives were snuffed because of the snapping issues. There were also snaps that were ...