Suspect in Michigan quadruple homicide surrenders to police

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgvmargineanu/iStocBy IVAN PEREIRA and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(DETROIT) — A man suspected of gunning down four people, including his ex-girlfriend, in a Michigan home has surrendered to authorities, according to police.Sumpter Township police officials announced in a Facebook post that Raymond Lee Bailey, 37, was in custody after he went to the Bay County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Office around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and turned himself in.Bailey had been the subject of a massive statewide manhunt launched after two men and two women were found dead from gunshot wounds on Saturday in a house in Sumpter Township, a Wayne County suburb of Detroit.Police officers went to a house on Sunday after getting to a call about a possible homicide, officials said in a statement. The officers entered the home and discovered a grisly crime scene with four victims, all in their 30s, shot dead, according to the statement.Detectives said Bailey, 37, of Sumpter Township, was an ex-boyfriend of one of the female victims and was identified as a suspect in the quadruple homicide.Bailey, according to police, allegedly contacted several people and confessed to committing the slayings.“Detectives were made aware that he had allegedly confessed to the killings to several people via telephone and texts,” police said in a statement.Bailey allegedly fled north and police initially believed he was heading to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region, where he once lived.Police issued as a statewide bulletin for law enforcement agencies and the public to be on the lookout for Bailey.Bailey’s vehicle was found abandoned on Saturday near Bay City, Michigan, roughly 120 miles north of Sumpter Township and near where he surrendered on Sunday night.Authorities are expected to transfer Bailey as soon as Monday back to Wayne County, where murder charges against him are pending.Police have not released the names of the victims. But relatives identified them as two sisters and two brothers in a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $14,000 pay for their funerals.Police have yet to comment on a possible motive for the slayings. But a message on the GoFundMe page reads, “if you are the victim of domestic abuse, know you are not alone. Find support in this generous community of friends and family, or contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 24/7.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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SBPD asking for tips, info after 70 shots fired, 1 person hit early Monday…

By on April 20, 2021

first_img WhatsApp (Jon ZImney/95.3 MNC) The South Bend Police Department is asking for help from the public after more than 70 gunshots were fired one one person was struck. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, June 15, in the area of Broadway and Miami.When officers arrived, they found more than 70 shell casings along the entire block of 1100 Indiana and a vehicle that was struck.Around 5 a.m., officers were called to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for a walk-in gunshot victim with non-life-threatening injuries.The victim is believed to be connected to these shots fired.The South Bend Police Department Shooting Response Team has taken over this ongoing investigation.Anybody with information is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263. Facebook Facebook Previous articleElkhart man, 27, killed in crash in on U.S. 12 in EdwardsburgNext articleSouth Bend Mayor James Mueller announces ban on police choke holds Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ SBPD asking for tips, info after 70 shots fired, 1 person hit early Monday morning Twitter By Jon Zimney – June 15, 2020 1 388 Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Google+last_img read more

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Ghana is the highest exporter of footballers in Africa – Report

By on August 29, 2020

first_imgGhana is the highest exporter of footballers from Africa in 2018 – ReportGhana has ranked number 1 in Africa as the country to have transferred the most footballers abroad in the year 2018.The country shipped out 39 players to rank 6th globally in 2018. Only Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Germany have transferred more players abroad in the same period with Brazil topping the list with 64 players, according to a report by the CIES Football Observatory.This Monthly Report analyses the presence of expatriate footballers in 147 leagues from 98 national associations. Five championships from five different countries were added in comparison to the study carried out in 2018.In terms of the number of players abroad overall, Ghana ranked number 12 in the world with 286 players playing abroad. Nigeria is Africa’s highest exporter of footballers with 361 of them currently playing abroad, coming in at number 10.Brazil is at the top of the rankings for countries exporting footballers. In total, 1,330 players having grown up in Brazil play in the 147 leagues covered in this report. Brazilians are present in 85 associations out of 98.last_img read more

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Technically, Los Angeles Clippers kept its composure

By on August 26, 2020

first_imgThat’s an accomplishment for a team whose center, DeAndre Jordan, is tied for the second most technicals in the league with nine, and whose coach has been ejected from three games this season. Austin Rivers has been called for four techs, while Chris Paul and Marreese Speights each have a pair.Jordan was happy to pin the cool-headedness on Austin Rivers, who did not attend the game due to flu-like symptoms. “It’s because Austin wasn’t here,” he quipped.Instead, it was the Heat who will find themselves paying fines to start the week.The Heat racked up three technical fouls, including two by coach Erik Spoelstra and guard Goran Dragic 16 seconds apart in the third quarter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One play in particular seemed ripe for Clippers players to lash out. James Johnson missed a 3-pointer from the corner, and as J.J. Redick attempted to box out, he was elbowed in the back of the head by Heat guard Dion Waiters.Waiters was called for a flagrant foul 2 and ejected.“I’m not sure if it was intentional or not,” Redick said. “He said it wasn’t intentional. That’s what happened. I’m not sure why.”It’s a rich history, that of the Clippers and technical fouls.Before Sunday, Jordan had accrued two in his last three games. Speights was called for one on Jan. 31 and both Riverses were ejected in the game before that.Doc Rivers has spoken passionately in recent days about the Clippers need to cut down on technical fouls, and vowed to start with himself and donate any fines incurred to charity.After Jordan was called for a technical foul in Sacramento, his second in three games, Doc Rivers quipped, “DJ is going to give his technical money to my charity.”Buckets and Bass-ketsWith Austin Rivers sidelined, Doc Rivers figured the onus for scoring outside of the remaining two-thirds of the Clippers big three would fall on Jamal Crawford.“When Jamal and Austin are out there together,” Doc Rivers said, “it’s always one of them, they figure it out. But without him, then it had to be Jamal.”It wasn’t.The three-time Sixth Man of the Year was ice cold from the field, missing 11 of his 12 attempts.Where did the Clippers turn for points?Marreese Buckets and Brandon Bass, naturally.Speights scored a season-high 19 points off the bench while Bass added 12 points, his second highest scoring total of the season.“We struggled finding points tonight,” Doc Rivers said. “So that was big for us.”Paul objected to the term “struggling” for Crawford, however.“It’s not just about scoring points and stuff like that,” Paul said. “That’s what you do when you’re trying to win games, you give yourself up to the game.” Decisions, decisionsThe Clippers are inching toward a crossroads with rookie forward Brice Johnson, who has been out since the preseason with a herniated disc in his back.“It’s a tough year for him,” Doc Rivers said. “I don’t know if he’s that close, to be honest.”Doc Rivers said that “in the next three or four weeks” the team will have to decide whether to keep Johnson with the team and use practices to get him up to speed or send him to a Development League team elsewhere.“Because,” Doc Rivers said, “right now I don’t see him getting on the floor anytime soon.”This is a situation where the Clippers could really benefit from having their own D-League affiliate. All 22 D-League teams are either owned by an NBA team or operate as a team’s direct affiliate. If one of the eight NBA teams without such an arrangement, like the Clippers, sends a player to the D-League, they have no control over how much or how often their player is used.center_img The thought occurred to him as he got up from his post-game news conference.“We didn’t get any techs today, did we?” DeAndre Jordan asked.No, for once the Clippers weren’t the ones losing their composure.An elbow caught J.J. Redick in the head and Goran Dragic flew to the ground after getting poked in the eye. As emotions flared, in the early days of Doc Rivers plea for his team to cut down on their technical fouls, the Clippers managed to stay above it in a 98-86 win over the Heat.last_img read more

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ERC still probing PM, minister’s call for protests, “war break”

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is still investigating the recent calls made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo for protests and “war break” at the Government outreach held in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) some weeks ago.Finance Minister Winston JordanPrime Minister Moses NagamootooChairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission, Dr John SmithThe high-ranking Government officials made those comments following the Caribbean Court of Justice’s ruling that the No-Confidence Motion filed by the Opposition was validly passed, thus toppling the Government. During the meeting, which was held in Bartica the same day as the Court’s ruling, the ministers pointed out that the David Granger-led administration is not prepared to call elections unless House-to-House registration is carried out, regardless of what the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) or anyone says. It was then that the ministers called for protests with Finance Minister Winston Jordan taking a step further saying “war break”. These statements led to the Opposition – Peoples Progressive Party – filing complaints with both the Police and the ERC.On Wednesday, Chairman of the Commission, Dr John Smith, explained to Guyana Times that such complaints are usually forwarded to a special unit to conduct the probe.“What normally happens when these complaints come in and they have been quite a number, we pass them on to one of the units we have— Investigative Unit— and they do the investigation and then they report back to the commission,” he said.However, the Chairman was unable to say exactly when the probe will be completed but assured that the report by the Opposition is being acted upon.“It’s been sent to the unit. I can’t remember if the investigation is complete because I don’t want to give you the wrong information but it has been sent and action is being taken on that matter; that I can say with certainty,” the ERC Chairman said.Further, he explained that the Investigative Unit usually goes to the part of the country where such statements were made to investigate thoroughly.About two weeks ago, the Chairman acknowledged that the body was in receipt of the letter and it was forwarded to the Investigation Unit. After the evaluation is completed, commissioners will make their input to determine the final outcome.Asked whether the Commission had expressed concerns over the series of events, Smith noted that it is too early to determine since the letter was sent just a couple of days ago.One-line responsesOver the weekend, former Chief Whip for the Opposition, Gail Teixeira, said she has since received one-line responses from the ERC and Police with regards to her complaint made in relation to the troubling statements by members of the Government.Teixeira told this publication, “I just got one-line acknowledgement letters saying they would be looking into the matters from both the ERC and Commissioner of Police”.“War break”During an outreach in Bartica last month, Minister Jordan called on supporters to go out and protest for House-to-House registration, noting that if that doesn’t happen, then there would be “war break”.This is despite the fact that this exercise is likely to further delay the elections that were constitutionally due since March 21 of this year.“Comrades, be on the ready! Because we will be able to call you out to picket for House-to-House registration. No registration, no elections”!“And CCJ or no CCJ, they can’t tell us that we must tinker with that list to call an improper election. Elections must be free, fair, and proper,” the Minister said in gross disregard for the ruling of the highest Court in the region.Jordan added, “From today Comrades, war break. Because we got to go to elections before the end of this year, hopefully. I say hopefully because we can only go to elections when GECOM says it’s ready. So don’t let anyone tell you anything”.“And I’m putting the Police on notice. Mischief will be afoot between now and when the elections are called. You have to be on your guard and your lookout. Your intelligence has to be upgraded. Because already there is talk about bringing people on the street,” he said.Nevertheless, similar sentiments were also expressed by Prime Minister Nagamootoo who declared that there would be “trouble” without House-to-House registration and urged street protests.last_img read more

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A’s update: Liam Hendriks back in opener’s role; Edwin Jackson traded

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgOAKLAND — Except for one rough inning in the biggest game of the season, Liam Hendriks was effective down the stretch as the A’s “opener” last year.Saturday, the reliever was back in the familiar role.The right-hander who gave up a two-run homer to Aaron Judge in the first inning of Oakland’s wild-card playoff loss at Yankee Stadium last October was a late insert to the lineup against Cleveland, replacing scheduled starter Aaron Brooks.“The theory is to keep the starter off the top of the …last_img read more

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An Insider’s 11 Take-Aways from Companies Winning Industrial (IIoT) Cybersecurity

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgAs you read through blogs and articles about cybersecurity and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), it’s easy to get so focused on the complexities (and there are many), that you lose sight of the big picture. There is huge opportunity in this space—untapped by the existing IT cybersecurity players.To state it in the simplest terms, when protecting free consumer accounts like, Gmail or Facebook accounts, the motivation for investing in security is driven by certain objectives—protecting customer trust, avoiding an unpleasant hit to the company’s reputation, etc. These are, of course, real and important concerns. But when an industrial company is trying to protect a $10 million turbine, the economics of investing in security become very different—and much more straightforward. There’s a reason why much of current security investments are directed towards the industrial space: it’s an enormously promising market—and one where new innovations can have an enormous impact.GE Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric, is one of the organizations that recognizes the large opportunities (and even greater responsibility) to lower costs and eliminate unplanned downtime for their customers. They have been working closely with industrial companies for decades. The company has also built longstanding trust relationships with customers and helps them take advantage of the industrial Internet and protect them from its inherent risks. They are rising to that challenge—their own Predix architecture, a platform that help to optimize industrial business processes, has an extensive security-in-depth strategy.In addition to the security-in-depth strategy on their platform, GE Ventures is always on the lookout for startups that are advancing the industrial cybersecurity art. According to them, there are some very talented ones out there. Of course, IIoT is not an easy market to break into for startups. Industrial networks are different than enterprise IT that makes them a terrible place for moonlighting—having a great product roadmap in traditional IT is not a birthright to succeed in industrial cybersecurity. But there are some commonalities among the most successful and promising startups in this space. Here are a few from GE Ventures’ perspective:1.) They know their stuff.There are lots of things That GE look at when evaluating a startup: A team with the right specialties. Differentiated technology. But the most important factor separating companies treading water from those already swimming laps is that they are staffed top-to-bottom by people who “get” industrial applications.The most successful startups have a kind of institutional knowledge of industrial control systems (ICS)—often gleaned from working in industrial in their previous careers. They’ve learned important lessons (sometimes the hard way): They know the market. They understand its constraints. They understand through experience the attack surface and exposure. And they always, always keep their eye on the ball: the business continuity of the customer.2.) They take the IIoT Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm.No matter what they’re working on, successful IIoT startups never lose sight of their customers’ primary objective: this machine cannot fail. Whatever work they’re doing to secure a system, they know that it absolutely cannot slow down or knock out industrial assets. They create a security layer that’s at least as agile, if not more so, than the devices and systems it’s protecting.3.) They don’t make things harder for the customer.Successful IIoT startups know that their target customer has been doing things a certain way for years. They know not to make assumptions that these customers have the same in-house capabilities and institutional knowledge that a non-industrial enterprise would—or, when it comes to software, that they even speak the same language. And they don’t assume that the customer will be willing to fill in gaps that are lost in translation. The most promising IIoT startups are ready to deliver IT solutions to industrial, and they’re not afraid to make it clear that that’s where their expertise lies. But they come out of the gate speaking OT.4.) They make security integrated.Successful IIoT startups know that treating security as an additional feature or up-sell will never fly. Their customers expect security to be baked into the product and fully integrated into existing industrial process.5.) They don’t try to eat the whole cake at once.Enterprise IT security and IIoT cybersecurity are two totally different animals. You can’t just port something from one world into the other. Yet, there are lessons to be learned from the evolution of enterprise security. Among the biggest that successful IIoT startups adhere to: they don’t try to solve the security problem in one fell swoop.In the enterprise world, we started with one big problem (protecting digital assets and data), and ultimately broke it down into a whole lot of smaller problems: perimeter security, identity/authentication, data loss prevention, compliance, etc. Smart IIoT startups apply the same thinking to IIoT cybersecurity. They’re not looking to “solve” industrial cybersecurity. They’re attacking smaller, discrete problems and developing useful solutions.6.) They start with the assumption that they will be targeted.Even the biggest and best digital companies in the world find malicious or unexplained code in their environments—sometimes threats that have been lying dormant for years. Smart IIoT startups expect that their solutions will be subject to the same types of malicious and/or intelligence gathering threats as well. That doesn’t mean they don’t spend a huge amount of time and effort trying to prevent breaches. But they spend just as much time and effort making sure that, if someone does get in, they can isolate that breach and prevent it from infiltrating the rest of the system. And they recognize that the ICS attack surface extends beyond industrial devices and networks themselves, to all parts of the organization and supply chain.7.) They’re ready to scale.Successful IIoT startups never forget that for industrial customers, zero downtime is acceptable. They know that it’s not enough to have great tech—they have to be ready to engage that technology on a scale of thousands of deployments, sometimes in multiple countries—sometimes overnight.8.) They know that security starts well before connecting a single industrial device.Successful IIoT startups recognize that some of the most dangerous vulnerabilities aren’t just flaws in their code, but weaknesses in their supply chain. They know that any OEM that incorporates subassemblies made by others can potentially introduce tampered firmware into their system by accident. And they’ve learned the lesson from vendors who had excellent technology but saw deals evaporate because the customer realized they were using an untrusted vendor for one component of the supply chain. Solid IIoT startups take steps to secure their products during every step from building to shipping, when it can be most vulnerable to mistakes or malicious actors.One of the more interesting areas now being explored: public ledgers. A growing number of companies are looking at Blockchain public ledger technologies to help authenticate assets and provide an audit trail with end-to-end chain of custody. (Industry groups are getting involved too—the Trusted IoT Alliance recently announced a new initiative to promote standard ledgers to authenticate IoT devices.) It’s still very early days, but work like this could prove incredibly valuable for ICS, where many categories of non-IT assets (engines, parts, sub-parts) are connecting back to the IT backbone.9.) They don’t get distracted by buzz words.The startup space, or at least the media covering it, tends to be overly sensitive to the hype cycle. Whatever the latest hot concept may be (currently, AI and machine learning), companies rush to make sure they can claim to check those boxes. Successful IIoT startups don’t spend their time worrying about the latest flavor of the month. They’re laser-focused on delivering concrete answers to specific industrial problems.10.) They understand the need to secure data at rest and in motion.Industrial customers need solutions not just to secure data at the edge—where more data than ever before is being collected and processed—but also to secure data in motion as it travels to the cloud.Data in motion poses a particularly cumbersome challenge for industrial systems. Some companies in this space are developing solutions to simplify passthrough of encrypted data, eliminating the need to decrypt data at any point in transit, and its associated risks.11.) They understand the job is never done.Good cybersecurity startups recognize that they’ll never be “finished” with their solution, and they don’t get too comfortable with their current design. They understand that real-world cybersecurity means ongoing, indefinite iteration.This isn’t a comprehensive list. But if you’re charting the course of companies developing interesting new solutions in IIoT cybersecurity, it’s a good place to start.Authors: Michael Dolbec & Abhishek Shukla, Managing Directors of GE Ventures Tags:#cybersecurity#ge ventures#IIoT#Industrial IoT#security#smart iot#tips Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…center_img AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Michael Dolbec & Abhishek Shuklalast_img read more

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President Medina Arrives for State Visit

By on October 24, 2019

first_img President Medina was met at the steps of the aircraft by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who led him to the dais for the Royal Salute and inspection of the Guard of Honour formed by the JDF. Story Highlights The official party then travelled to National Heroes Park for a floral tribute at the Cenotaph in honour of those who died in the world wars. President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sánchez, arrived in the island at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday (November 27) for a one-day State Visit. President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sánchez, arrived in the island at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday (November 27) for a one-day State Visit.His arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was greeted with a symbolic 21-gun salute from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).President Medina was met at the steps of the aircraft by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who led him to the dais for the Royal Salute and inspection of the Guard of Honour formed by the JDF.The Governor-General then presented the Dominican Republic President to Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.The Prime Minister, in turn, introduced President Medina to members of the Cabinet, including Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda; Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith; Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw; Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague; and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange.Also on hand to greet the President were Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Dr. José Tomás Ares Germán; Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Lisa Hanna, who represented Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips; Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade; Commissioner of Police, George Quallo;Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles; President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson; Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams; Cabinet Secretary, Douglas Saunders; Chief Justice, Zaila McCalla; and Chief of State Protocol, Ambassador Elinor Felix.The official party then travelled to National Heroes Park for a floral tribute at the Cenotaph in honour of those who died in the world wars.Later today, he will have discussions with the Government, led by Prime Minister Holness, on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. The meeting is aimed at forging deeper ties between both countries.President Medina will also attend a State Luncheon hosted by the Governor-General at King’s House.Danilo Medina Sánchez is the Dominican Republic’s 53rd President. He has been in office since 2012.At the end of the State Visit, President Medina will depart Kingston for Montego Bay where he will participate in the United Nations World Tourism Organization conference from November 27-29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.last_img read more

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