UNbacked 2 billion response plan to contain TB launched

22 June 2007The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership today launched a $2.15 billion two-year programme to save over 100,000 lives. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership today launched a $2.15 billion two-year programme to save over 100,000 lives.The new initiative lays out steps to prevent, treat and control drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).If fully implemented, the plan, which sets out measures to allow laboratories in countries with high levels of the disease to increase their detection of MDR-TB cases, will lead to a ten-fold surge in the number of XDR-TB and MDR-TB patients who will be treated and cured under WHO guidelines.It also underscores the urgency with which basic tuberculosis control and investment in crucial areas – such as bolstering diagnostic laboratories, increasing infection control and surveillance and stepping up funding for research – are needed.“XDR-TB is a threat to the security and stability of global health,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. “This response plan identifies costs, milestones and priorities for health services that will continue to have an impact beyond its two-year time line.”The plan, called the Global MDR-TB and XDR-TB Response Plan 2007-2008, also jumpstarts efforts towards reaching a 2015 goal of providing access to drugs and testing to all patients affected by these two disease types, potentially rescuing the lives of 1.2 million people.XDR-TB first came to the world’s attention in March 2006 when researchers reported that emerging global threat posed by highly-resistant strains of the disease, and six months later, there was a spate of cases resulting in over 50 deaths of “virtually untreatable” cases in an area of South Africa with a high prevalence of HIV.Meanwhile, last month, an air passenger from the United States infected with XDR-TB heightened concerns about the tuberculosis epidemic.“We have sounded the alarm on the potential for an untreatable XDR-TB epidemic,” said Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department. “Today we issue our response on behalf of all patients and communities whose lives are most at risk.”The initiative is an ambitious one and must be “fully supported if we are to keep a stranglehold on drug-resistant TB,” he added.A key element of the scheme is a steady supply of quality drugs to treat tuberculosis in underserved countries from the Global Drug Facility, which, since its establishment in 2006, distributes more anti-tuberculosis drugs free of charge to poor countries than any other group. read more

OxyContin maker government attorneys in settlement talks

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis.Purdue has been cast by attorneys and addiction experts as a main villain in the crisis for producing a blockbuster drug while understating its addiction risk. A report by NBC News said the privately held company has offered to settle for $10 billion to $12 billion.In a statement, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it’s prepared to defend itself but sees little good in years of “wasteful litigation and appeals.”“Purdue believes a constructive global resolution is the best path forward, and the company is actively working with the state attorneys general and other plaintiffs to achieve this outcome,” the company said.News of the settlement talks involving more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company and other players in the painkiller industry comes about two months before the first federal trial over the toll of opioids is scheduled to start in Cleveland.NBC reported that Purdue presented a plan for it to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then restructure into a for-profit “public benefit trust.”Paul Farrell Jr., a lead plaintiffs’ lawyer representing local governments, said all sides remain under a gag order: “All we can confirm is that we are in active settlement discussions with Purdue.”Attorneys general representing several states also confirmed the accelerated negotiations.Ohio Attorney General David Yost is “actively engaged in conversations with Purdue,” said spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle, declining further comment.Kylie Mason, spokeswoman for Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, declined comment on details of any possible settlement but said the state will “continue to aggressively pursue justice — to ensure those companies complicit in the opioid crisis pay for the pain and suffering inflicted on our state.”Purdue Pharma is owned by members of the Sackler family, who have given money to cultural institutions around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern. The New York Times reported late Tuesday the payout would include $3 billion from the Sackler family. In addition, the Sacklers would sell another drug company, Mundipharma, which would add $1.5 billion to the settlement.In March, Purdue and members of the Sackler family reached a $270 million settlement with Oklahoma to avoid a state trial on the toll of opioids there.Lawsuits filed by more than 2,000 state, local and tribal governments have cast Purdue as a chief villain in an overdose crisis that has killed more than 400,000 people in the U.S. since 2000.The lawsuits assert the company aggressively sold OxyContin as a drug with a low chance of triggering addictions despite knowing that wasn’t true.Purdue’s drugs are just a slice of the opioids prescribed, but critics assign a lot of the blame to the company because it developed both the drug and an aggressive marketing strategy.“Our mission here has always been clear — make Purdue Pharma and the other manufacturers and distributors pay for what they did to Pennsylvania and its people, and put the Sackler family out of the opioid business for good,” said Jacklin Rhoads, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who has staffers at the Cleveland negotiations.___Associated Press writers Geoff Mulvihill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, contributed to this report.Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press read more

Fresh clashes uproot 140000 people in Iraqs Anbar province – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency said today that more than 65,000 people had fled the conflict in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in central Iraq’s Anbar province over the past week, bringing the total number of people uprooted since fighting began at the end of 2013 to over 140,000.The displacement figures, provided by Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration, are the largest the country has witnessed since the sectarian violence of 2006-2008 and are a result of deadly clashes between Iraqi troops and Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.It also comes on top of the 1.13 million people already internally displaced in Iraq and who are mostly residing in Baghdad, Diyala and Ninewa provinces, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said that people in Anbar, including UNHCR staff, had reported that many civilians were unable to leave conflict-affected areas where food and fuel were now in short supply.“Most of the recently displaced remain outside Fallujah city, accommodated by relatives or staying in schools, mosques and hospitals where resources are running low. Host families are having difficulties sustaining the burden of caring for the displaced,” he told reporters in Geneva.He added that UNHCR and its humanitarian aid partners had managed to distribute tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats, food, and hygiene supplies. Yesterday, the agency delivered 2,400 core relief kits. The Ministry of Displacement and Migration and the Iraqi parliament have also sent aid.“Many of the displaced, nonetheless, are still in desperate need of food, medical care, and other aid. As the insecurity has spread, many families who fled several weeks ago have been displaced again,” said Mr. Edwards.The UN in Iraq has asked the Government to facilitate the opening of a humanitarian corridor to reach displaced and stranded families in Anbar province. In recent weeks, several bridges leading into the conflict area and communities hosting displaced people have been destroyed, making access difficult. UNHCR said it is currently impossible to reach the area from Baghdad and relief agencies are using roads coming from northern Iraq.Meanwhile, other areas of Iraq – including Baghdad, Erbil, Kerbala, Salah-al-Din and Ninewa – have witnessed the arrival of thousands of displaced people. People are reportedly without money for food and lack suitable clothing for the rainy conditions. Children are not in school and sanitary conditions, particularly for women, are inadequate. read more

August marks best month for new van market in over a decade

Click through to download the August 2016 LCV registrations release and data table in full.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) August records best LCV performance in 11 years, with 15,385 new vehicles registered, up 6.3%.Vans weighing >2.5-3.5T see biggest rise, with demand growing 14.4% to account for 63% of the market.Year-to-date figures see steady growth, up 2.9% with 231,857 registrations so far in 2016.The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market achieved a solid performance in August, growing 6.3% compared with August 2015, figures published by SMMT reveal. 15,385 new LCVs were registered in Britain – the highest volume for the month since 2006, as businesses took advantage of low interest rate finance packages and discounts.Continuing the trend set in recent years, the market in August was driven by two key segments: pickups and heavy vans (>2.5-3.5T), both of which saw growth, with demand up 6.9% and 14.4% respectively. Overall performance for the first eight months of the year remained steady, with a 2.9% increase in demand totalling 231,857 new van registrations.Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT, said, “After a slower July, it is good to see growth in the new van market pick up again in August, with a record made in this traditionally quiet month. To ensure this performance continues, it is vital that government takes the necessary steps to secure economic stability and maintain confidence for operators to continue to invest in their fleets.” read more

Three teenage boys accused of defilement of girl 15 have case delayed

first_img No Comments Three teenage boys accused of defilement of girl (15) have case delayed It is alleged each of the teenagers had sex with a girl at a house party in Dublin. By Christina Finn Short URL THREE TEENAGE BOYS charged with the defilement of a 15-year-old girl at her home in Dublin had their case pushed back yesterday at the Courts of Criminal Justice.They have been accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old at an address in Dublin in 2014.Each of the teenage boys is charged with the defilement of a named female child under the age of 17 contrary to Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 2006.It is alleged that on the evening in question the girl had drunk a bottle of vodka and that friends brought her back to her home. It is alleged that a house party then occurred at her house, during which five males had sex with her.Three of the young men accused were present for proceedings in court yesterday.Despite the case being listed for trial on 25 April, Judge Seán Ryan was told parties had hoped there would be no further delay and the case could proceed.However, counsel for one of the accused stated the case is still “an ongoing process”.Judge Ryan asked what was holding up proceedings, for which he was told the delay was due to a judicial review taking place.The court was told that when the case does go to trial it is expected to take up to six days.Last year the court was told that gardaí were making their way through 14,500 pages of information from Facebook which the prosecution said would be “substantial” to the case.An application was also made for video-link to be used when the teenage girl gives evidence.Addressing the court, the judge said the case is not likely to get a trial date between now and July.Judge Ryan put the case in for mention on 14 June.Counsel for one of the accused asked that his client’s passport could be returned to him so that he could travel. The judge granted the request.Comments have been disabled as legal proceedings are ongoing.  Read: Three teenage boys accused of defilement of a 15-year-old girl appear before Dublin court> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 26th 2017, 7:13 AM Share4 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 7:13 AM 21,289 Views http://jrnl.ie/3357435 last_img read more

Dardalis Archives restored

first_imgThe President of the Society for Hellenic Studies, Tasos Revis, has heaped praise on La Trobe librarian Eva Fish and her team of experts for the speedy restoration of the Dardalis Greek Archives at La Trobe. In an interview with Neos Kosmos, Mr Revis extolled the professionalism and the work ethos of the university team and predicted optimistically that the restoration will be completed within the 3.5 year time frame set by the university. “This is a monumental achievement by Eva Fisch and her collaborators,” exclaimed Mr Revis. “With almost 50% of the material being catalogued within the first year we are confident that the rest of the material will be evaluated, catalogued and uploaded on the internet, thus becoming accessible to all interested parties within Australia and the rest of the globe”.Mr Revis speaks proudly of the initiative of the university to network with other centres of the Hellenic Diaspora.“Ms Fisch has already met with representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in the USA, in our effort to maximise the use of the archives by interested parties around the globe. We are looking forward to establishing mutually beneficial synergies we both Greek and non-Greek educational institutions and Greek organisations,” concluded Revis.The Archives were created with a substantial donation by renowned Greek-Australian businessman Zisi Dardalis and became part of the now defunct National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research (EKEME). The Archives consist of a major collection of newspapers, thousand of documents, thousand of administrative documents, films and other material depictions of the history of the Greek community of Australia.The closure of EKEME shed doubt on the future of the Archives, with the university and the Society for Hellenic Studies becoming involved in a protracted legal battle about the ownership of the voluminous archival material. Thankfully common sense prevailed and the Archives were made available to La Trobe University, which undertook to finance a 3.5 year program for the evaluation and cataloguing of all academically.Professor Chris Mackie, Head of the School of Humanities at La Trobe University, also declares his satisfaction with the progress being made during the first year of the restoration program.“Within a year Ms Fisch and her team managed to archive approximately 50 per cent of the material, and this makes us optimistic about meeting the three year goal set by the university,” he said.Professor Mackie went on to say: “We have two more years to complete the task. The next step is to upload on the internet a catalogue so that students, researchers and the general public know what is available.”Professor Mackie told Neos Kosmos that La Trobe University is discussing with Greek community organisations the probability of holding exhibitions of the catalogued material in their premises. “We are currently having discussions with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria with the aim of exhibiting suitable material at the new Centre for Contemporary Greek Culture,” said Tasos Revis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Morgan We lacked cutting edge

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to be more clinical in the final third after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.Leicester City created a lot of chances in their game with Tottenham but failed to convert as Heung-min son and Dele Alli scored to give the visitors all three points, and Morgan hopes they can more clinical in future matches.“We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident,” Morgan told the club’s website.“Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was a testament to how we played in the first half.“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.“Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker.“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”last_img read more

Andre Silva unsure if he will remain at Sevilla

first_imgSevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.last_img read more

Master trust tax registration process to be aligned to regulators regime

first_imgSpring Budget 2017: The tax registration process for master trust pension schemes will be amended to align with the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) authorisation and supervision regime.The changes to the registration process were announced in the Spring Budget 2017 policy paper. The alignment aims to increase consumer protection and improve compliance.Under the Pensions Scheme Bill 2016-17, TPR has new powers to authorise and de-authorise master trusts according to strict authorisation criteria.Master trusts will have to be authorised by TPR before they can begin operating.last_img

Parkland Cares donates 34000 to thrift store in Margate

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Parkland Cares presented a check for $34,000 to a thrift store in Margate after a trailer filled with donated merchandise was stolen.The nonprofit matched the amount Tomorrow’s Rainbow Thrift and Gift Store received in public donations, Thursday.Abby Mosher, founder of the thrift store, said she is thankful for the donation, especially after having their trailer stolen back in December.“Parkland Cares heard about that and knew the work that we were doing, not only on behalf of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, but as well as other grieving families in our community and came to our rescue offering a matching grant,” Mosher said.“Every time we help a family, we help the community,” added Bob Resciniti, with the Healing Hearts Foundation. “It helps our broken heart. It helps us heal.”The stolen trailer was eventually found, but the donated items inside were either missing or damaged.The nonprofit store helps support those in need and children who have lost a loved one. last_img read more

What Went Wrong with Purpose Driven Connection

first_imgIn other words, the lack of interest in the full package, and subsequent lack of expected revenue made Purpose Driven Connection an unattractive business for RDA going forward. They made the decision to kill the costly print magazine, and agreed to host its Web site at least through the first quarter next year.I asked the spokesperson directly if RDA considers the Purpose Driven Connection venture a failure. Of course he said it wasn’t a failure. From an operational point of view, he said that shutting down an otherwise interesting product that doesn’t meet financial criteria “is every bit as important as green-lighting others to go forward.” He also said RDA gleaned “proof of concept” insights into serving a community like Warren’s that’s bound by faith or philosophy.“We believe that we could take this forward with a community that had a somewhat different characteristic—larger, more open to purchasing memberships, more universal, global, etc.,” the spokesperson said.More open to purchasing memberships. That might be key.This shouldn’t suggest, though, that Saddleback hasn’t had any success from the venture. The church said subscribers to the Daily Hope devotions newsletter have grown to 400,000 since Purpose Driven Connection launched early this year.If not for monetary reasons, I think the loss for RDA is substantial, despite the positive lessons it says it learned from giving it a shot. It has to be tough, especially for a company that’s now steering itself out of bankruptcy,  to watch a product it called one of its most important ventures ever fail after only four issues. On Wednesday, Purpose Driven Connection—the quarterly published in partnership between Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren and the Reader’s Digest Association—became the latest magazine casualty of 2009 as the groups decided to move the product online-only. Until September, RDA said the title, which launched in January, was still in “development stages.” After four issues it was never green-lighted for a full launch off the newsstand. What gives? When RDA announced the launch late last year, it billed the agreement with Warren and Saddleback as one of the company’s “most important and far-reaching ventures ever.” Yesterday, in a statement, Warren said “impressive reader feedback has prompted us to focus all our energies on our digital format so our content can be expanded, international and free.”So, what about the print product? With a $9.99 cover price, was it a dud on stands? A RDA spokesperson called sales figures “encouraging,” especially at outlets like Wal-Mart, but said the company wasn’t releasing specific numbers. He told me the magazine failed to generate enough full membership buys—$29 for the quarterly magazine, DVDs with each issue, study guides and access to its Web site. Those packages were offered by the church to its immense membership base.last_img read more

Crime prevention through community outreach

first_img(Courtesy Anchorage Police Department)Public safety and crime prevention will be more challenging for the state’s department of law as budget cuts force closure of district attorney offices in some areas of Alaska. How will prosecutors handle increased caseloads and long distance court proceedings? Community Prosecution – A Guide for Prosecutors (PDF)Download Audio(Courtesy Anchorage Police Department)HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Captain Bill Miller-Crime Suppression Division-APDClint Campion, district attorney, Anchorage-Bristol Bay-Aleutians-PribilofStatewide callersParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

Youth hacked dead in Jessore

first_imgA young man was hacked to death by miscreants at Raypara Madrasah road in Jessore district town on Monday afternoon.The deceased is Rana, 25, son of a certain Jamal alias Masud Hossain of the area. He had been working as a salesman at collectorate market in the town.Rana’s mother Rahi Begum claimed that a group of three/four assailants, including Dollar and Babu, chopped her son indiscriminately around 3:00pm and fled the scene, leaving him severely injured.Later, an easy-bike driver took him to Jessore general hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, she said.Kotwali police station officer-in-charge (Investigation) Abul Bashar said Rana was accused in 8-10 cases. “We’re investigating the incident.”last_img

Film Screening and Discussion Freedom Riders

first_imgOn Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Harford Community College will host a free screening and discussion of “Freedom Riders” the true story of how the Civil Rights movement integrated buses in the South at the Student Center, Room 243. The discussion will be led by HCC Associate Professor Wayne Hepler at 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Email haysheighe@harford.edu or call 443-412-2539 for more information.last_img

Google celebrates 15th birthday with pinata Google Doodle game

first_imgIf you’ve been surfing the web since before the Google logo first appeared on a search page, it’s hard to believe that happened 15 years ago. But it did, and Google has decided to celebrate its birthday like it celebrates any other memorable day–with a Google Doodle. And this time it takes the form of a game.If you visit Google’s homepage today, you will be given the opportunity to play a very simple game that sees you take on the role of the second letter “g” from the Google logo. Your task is to hit the hanging pinata star with a stick ten times. As you hit it, sweets are dropped and your score increases. Timing your hits correctly is key to a high score. My best so far is 141.Although Google has decided today is its birthday, other dates have been suggested. For example, the company was founded on September 4, it was incorporated on September 7, and the domain name Google.com was registered on September 15. But Google knows best, and September 27 is the date they picked.As with all the Google Doodles, after today this will join the growing archive of Doodles, which form a mix of static and animated images, videos, simulations, and of course the games. My favorites remain 30th Anniversary Pac-Man and Basketball 2012.last_img read more

Mystery shrouds death of Malay Ghataks kin no foulplay suspected

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the unnatural death of minister Malay Ghatak’s elder brother Asim Ghatak’s wife and daughter. On Monday, decomposed bodies of Asim’s wife Jayasree (61) and daughter Nilam (38) were found inside their house in Hindusthan Park in Asansol. Police had broken in and found both them lying dead. According to locals, Asim had died by drowning on the day of Mahalaya in 2017, while performing ‘tarpan’ rituals in Damodar river. Since then, both Jayasree and Nilam were in depression. None of their neighbours had seen them for the last few days. On Monday afternoon, their neighbours detected foul smell coming from the house. They knocked on the door but after none responded, Asansol South police station was informed. Police broke open the door and found the decomposed bodies of the duo lying on the floor. It is suspected that they had died at least three days ago. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSources informed that Jayasree and Nilam used to stay in isolation and avoided interacting with neighbours. A local vegetable seller used to deliver necessary things to their house. As soon as the bodies were recovered, Malay was informed. He went to the police station for necessary procedure. According to police sources, no foulplay is being suspected as of now. However, it is not clear whether they had committed suicide or not. The exact cause of death can only be identified after the autopsy report comes. No complaints have been received yet and an Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel, police said.The Scottsdale Police Department said Floyd was found asleep at the wheel of his car near Camelback Road and Goldwater Boulevard at 2:48 a.m.An officer waiting to make a left turn was behind Floyd’s car. After the light cycled through twice and Floyd didn’t drive off, the officer approached the car and realized Floyd was asleep. His foot was on the brake and the car was running. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (Scottsdale Police Department Photo) Police conducted a roadside DUI test and Floyd was arrested. The arresting officers said in court paperwork that Floyd was slurring his speech, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, though he claimed to have only had a couple drinks.There is body camera footage of the incident, but it has not been released.He was cooperative, a spokesman said.Floyd was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer.He was released later Monday morning.“The incident that happened this morning with Michael Floyd, gathering as much information as I can right now on what happened and what our options are going forward,” head coach Bruce Arians said at his Monday availability. “I will probably have more information on that by Wednesday. Right now, it’s way too soon to know what actually happened and what can be done.”Arians did say that he had talked to Floyd on Monday.It is not Floyd’s first drunken-driving arrest. He was suspended indefinitely from Notre Dame’s football team in March 2011 after being arrested while driving at nearly twice the legal limit.“I’ve spoken to Michael Floyd and his mother and, in light of what took place this past weekend, I let him know he has been suspended indefinitely from football team-related activities,” head coach Brian Kelly said at the time. “Football needs to take a backseat at the moment while Michael gets his life in order. … What’s most important right now is Michael focusing on maturing and developing more as a person while working to improve his decision-making processes.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Floyd also had several other run-ins with police because of alcohol prior to his 2011 arrest.His suspension was lifted in August 2011. He was selected in the first round by the Cardinals in the 2012 NFL Draft. This season, in the last of Floyd’s rookie contract, the 27-year-old has caught 33 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns.Floyd and the Cardinals returned to the Valley Sunday evening after losing to the Miami Dolphins 26-23. The defeat dropped them to 5-7-1 on the season, and all but eliminated them from playoff contention.KTAR News’ Martha Maurer and the Associated Press contributed to this report. – / 31 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Police investigating attempted rape of Famagusta woman

first_imgPolice are investigating a complaint by a woman from Famagusta that a man tried to rape her in her car outside the home of friends on Saturday night.The 23-year-old woman said she arrived at the house around 11.15pm.She parked her car on the road opposite and was trying to take something from the back seat when she said a man came up behind her and pushed her into the car.Then he tried to rape her but she managed to fight him off and screamed for help. The attacker then fled, police said.The woman was taken by her friends to the A&E at Famagusta General Hospital where she was kept in for treatment after sustaining a number of injuries, mainly to her face.The offender is described as being between 25 and 30 years old, around 1.75 metres with black curly hair.Police are examining CCTV footage from the immediate area of the attack.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverCalifornia: Senior Homeowners Are Taking Advantage Of ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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