HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina

first_img November 18, 2014 Share this article Authorities View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina View post tag: Concludes View post tag: Canadian Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina View post tag: HMCS Toronto View post tag: Navy Canadian Navy’s HMCS Toronto completed participation in the Turkish-led Exercise Mavi Balina November 13 as part of her Operation Reassurance deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to the Putin regime’s aggressive military actions against Ukraine.As part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG 2), Toronto participated in joint training exercises which involved planning and executing anti-submarine and submarine warfare tactics, as well as other maritime warfare capabilities in the Eastern Mediterranean from November 6 to 13.The maritime component of Exercise Mavi Balina involved warships and aircraft from five NATO nations: Canada, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, as well as the Pakistan Navy as a partner nation.The exercise provided a valuable opportunity to further increase NATO’s subsurface warfare skill set, knowledge of anti-submarine warfare and tactical planning in a multinational, simulated threat environment.Commander Jason Armstrong, Commanding Officer of Toronto, said:Exercise Mavi Balina provided an ideal forum for HMCS Toronto’s anti-submarine, submarine and surface warfare specialists to hone their skill sets while working collectively with NATO allies to strengthen alliance interoperability and confidence in each other’s capabilities.The ship’s company performed well throughout the exercise as they met every challenge and simulated threat with tenacity, vigour and professionalism.As part of Operation Reassurance, Toronto remains tasked with patrolling the Mediterranean Sea with SNMG 2, monitoring shipping to help detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity.[mappress mapid=”14478″]Press release, Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: Turkey View post tag: MAVI BALINAlast_img read more

Sullivan escapes vote of no confidence

first_img“If as a society you take rape seriously as a crime, then these are the things you don’t do: you don’t when allegations are made, try to use Union money to shut up the press from reporting about those allegations without even telling the members that you are doing it; you don’t have that discussion in secret, in Camera, not on the record so no one knows what’s it’s about, and when someone asks for the minutes of the meeting tell them the minutes aren’t available… You don’t refuse to stand aside without prejudice as the Secretary General of Interpol told you to do; you don’t just dismiss it and carry on as normal.”If you do take rape seriously, the moment that allegations are made – at least, the moment you are arrested – you step aside until you have proven yourself innocent. I wish Ben Sullivan had done that. If he’d done that we wouldn’t be here today, there wouldn’t be any trouble, and people wouldn’t be crying outside this Union chamber tonight.”Speaking about the allegations of sexual assault against Sullivan, one student present at the debate commented, “I have suffered in the past; I know what it is like. But that doesn’t mean I don’t believe someone should be judged before they go to court.”Inigo Lapwood, who proposed the motion to drop the no-confidence vote under Rule 43 d) ii), also emphasised the need to avoid using the Union as a courtroom.“I would not risk having an innocent man declared guilty, or a guilty man evade justice due to Union bullshit. Rape allegations are too serious to be hijacked and wielded as a weapon for student political agendas,” Lapwood stated.Towards the end of the debate there was widespread confusion over Lapwood’s secondary motion. Josh Atkinson, a member from St Benet’s and last term’s Returning Officer explained, “Tonight a lengthy debate was had on the motion of No confidence which culminated in a ‘leave of the house’ deciding whether the motion should be withdrawn or not. Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan avoided a vote of no confidence on Thursday evening after members voted to withdraw the motion.After a three-hour debate, Union member Inigo Lapwood proposed to cancel the motion of no confidence on grounds that “whichever way people voted would have had a non-negligible effect on the ongoing criminal proceeding”. The motion not to vote passed 254 to 101.The original motion “This House has no confidence in the president, Benjamin Sullivan, Christ Church” was posted in the Union last Thursday, 15th May, and was signed by over 30 members. This came in response to Sullivan’s arrest on 7th May on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.Aleksy Gaj, who proposed the motion of no confidence, stood first to address the packed chamber. Gaj told the House, “Tonight, my speech is not a comment on the allegations made against Mr Sullivan. It is not to pervert the course of justice in the British legal system.“This is a sad time for Mr Sullivan and his friends, I agree. But this is no basis to be running the Union as its figurehead and president,” he concluded.The heated debate that followed saw a range of issues raised, including worries about affecting Sullivan’s court case and faltering public opinion of the Union.The heated debate that followed Gaj’s opening remarks saw a range of issues raised, including worries about affecting Sullivan’s court case and faltering public opinion of the Union. At one point, Union member Joe Miles declared, “We are making national media for all the wrong reasons.”Speaking after the debate, Barnaby Raine condemned Sullivan’s conduct, “I absolutely want to be as clear as it is possible to be: Ben Sullivan is innocent until he is proven guilty. Nobody has ever denied that, and he should stop implying to the press that anyone is denying that, because nobody is. “Under Rule 43 d) ii), a motion once put can only be withdrawn by ‘leave of the house’; this is what happened. After Inigo’s proposal and the reception it received from the house, the chair assessed that the house may have wanted the motion withdrawn and thus let the house decided. The house decided to withdrawn the motion and thus remain silent due to the issue being so divisive.”Sullivan did not attend the debate due to fear of contempt of court. A prepared statement was read during the debate on his behalf by the Chair, former Secretary Alex Trafford.“The proposition will of course note that this debate has nothing to do with the allegations against me. However, I think it will be difficult to divorce my suitability to hold my office from the validity of the allegations against me. As I have said before, if I am charged, I will resign.”“But passing a vote of no confidence at a time when I am not even able to defend myself would, I believe, go against everything the greater society stands for,” Sullivan’s statement read.Speaking immediately after the debate, Sullivan told Cherwell, “I am pleased that the House has decided to defer to the appropriate procedures of the criminal justice system.”Although the President did not attend the debate, members reported seeing Sullivan standing outside the Union as members exited the chamber. Aliya Yule, a student at the debate, told Cherwell, “Ben Sullivan said that his presence could possibly prejudice a court and he was told not to be here. He was here, he was standing outside when it happened. He was watching everyone come out, he was hugging his friends as they voted for the motion to be removed.“It created an incredibly intimidating atmosphere, it was unbelievably insensitive to survivors of sexual assault, many of whom were in the chamber some of whom voiced their experiences and it further shows how the Union and Ben do not take these rape allegations seriously.”Sullivan rejected these allegations, commenting, “I was outside soon after the vote speaking to some of my close friends. I am not sure how this constituted an intimidating atmosphere, especially given that the vote had already taken place. I also thought it odd that Barnaby Raine came up to me in the courtyard and demanded that I leave.”A motion to bring in a Re-Open Nominations candidate at Union elections had been scheduled to be debated after the no-confidence motion. However under Rule 47 e) iii), 150 members have to vote on a rules change and after the end of the no confidence too few members were left in the chamber for a vote to be held.Speaking to Cherwell, Josh Atkinson, a former RO and proposer of the RON motion, said, “I am saddened that the rules change introducing RON could not be passed. I believe that the Union needs this huge electoral reform and the rules change was written very well to bring it.”He continued, “I am however annoyed that Standing Committee didn’t propose the rule so that it could be brought sooner, I believe this is due to many of its current members wanting to benefit from unopposed elections. I hope that the members get a choice of candidates in the next election with which they are happy and I will bring this motion again in the near future in the hope that, with fewer issues surrounding the Union, we can finally sort out our electoral process.”The motion will be discussed at a future meeting but will not be in place during this term’s elections.For a detailed account of the evening’s debate, see Cherwell’s live-tweets.last_img read more

7th Circuit Allows Indy Airport To Proceed With Insurance Claim

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to move forward with part of an insurance claim stemming from a construction incident at the Midfield Terminal that delayed its opening in 2008.As the Indianapolis Airport Authority was in the process of constructing the Midfield Terminal in January 2007, two shoring towers that were being used to lift steel trusses failed, causing part of the terminal’s roof structure to drop by about 12 inches and temporarily shutting down construction. As a result, the Airport Authority incurred millions in inspection and repair costs, as well as other ancillary costs.The terminal construction project was insured by a policy underwritten by Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America. The customized policy included three categories of coverage: builders’ risk, or general coverage; soft costs, including bond interest in excess of the budgeted amount; and expenses to reduce the amount of loss, or ERAL, which was added to cover additional expenses to reduce delay and mitigate soft costs.Travelers ultimately left the Airport Authority with more than $9 million in non-covered loss, excluding soft costs. The Airport Authority sued, alleging breach of contract and seeking declaratory judgment.Both parties moved for summary judgment, which Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted to Travelers in large part, construing the builders’ risk coverage narrowly and holding that the Airport Authority was not entitled to soft costs or ERAL coverage.Then, after Magnus-Stinson restricted the testimony of the Airport Authority’s two hybrid fact/expert witnesses, who were designated to testify on a remaining $2 million claim for inspection costs left for trial under the general coverage provision, the Airport Authority appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Indianapolis Airport Authority v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, 16-2675.On appeal, the Airport Authority challenged both the summary judgment order and its order on Travelers’ motion to exclude, which led to the restrictions on the hybrid witnesses’ testimony.  But Judge David Hamilton, writing for a unanimous 7th Circuit panel, said in a Friday opinion that the district court was correct in construing the general coverage provision narrowly.Under the unambiguous language of that provision, Hamilton wrote that the provision covered only accidental loss or damage to physical structures. Economic and other consequential costs, however, would not be covered under the general coverage provision, he wrote.Further, even though the shoring tower incident delayed the opening of the terminal, thus resulting in additional interest accrual on the bonds used to pay for the project, Hamilton wrote that a 90-day deductible window barred the Airport Authority from recovering soft costs.The language of the soft costs provision clearly holds that the 90-day deductible period would begin on the “planned completion date,” which was originally scheduled for Sept. 28, 2008, before the shore tower incident, the judge said. The 90-day period, thus, ran until Dec. 27, 2008.Although the construction manager estimated that the terminal would open on Feb. 22, 2009, which would have allowed the Airport Authority to recover soft costs between Dec. 27 and Feb. 22, Hamilton wrote that the authority did not incur and soft costs in that time period because the Midfield Terminal opened on Nov. 11, 2008.However, Hamilton also wrote that the Authority may be able to recover the additional costs it incurred in reducing the delay in opening the terminal as ERAL expenses.  The ERAL provision held that Travelers would pay the Authority’s necessary expenses during the “post-loss period of construction” if such expenses would not have been incurred but for a covered loss that delayed completion of the project.The ERAL provision was not based on whether Travelers paid soft cost claims, Hamilton wrote, but instead was triggered by the Airport Authority’s ability to mitigate Travelers’ soft cost liability. Thus, the Airport Authority is entitled to bring its ERAL claim before a jury, the judge wrote.Further, the 7th Circuit vacated the district court’s ruling on Travelers’ motion to exclude and instead remand the case for the district court to reconsider its decision. Hamilton wrote that the two hybrid authorities may testify as to the costs related to the incident and inspection services based on their personal knowledge of the incident, and further rejected the notion that the Airport Authority must designate expert testimony on damages. 7th Circuit Allows Indy Airport To Proceed With Insurance ClaimOlivia Covington for www.theiindianalawyer.comlast_img read more

Lidl to expand bakery in second Scottish store

first_imgDiscount retailer Lidl has submitted a planning application to extend its Dalry, North Ayrshire store in order to include a larger bakery.The new bakery will add 67sq m to the store, with sufficient space for 32 products to be included on the shop floor. The retailer said the move was in response to significant demand for bakery products at the store.Gordon Rafferty, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, said: “We are always looking at ways to improve our existing portfolio of stores. We’ve seen incredible demand in the Dalry store, so we have decided to take this step to increase our bakery offering in order to enhance the shopping experience for our customers. This equates to a significant investment in the store.”The company is hoping that a decision on the application will be made by October.Lidl recently revealed a state-of-the-art bakery at its new store in Penicuik, Scotland.last_img read more

Harvard welcomes back ROTC

first_imgHarvard University announced on Thursday (March 3) that it will formally welcome the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program back to campus, following the decision by Congress in December to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law regarding military service.Harvard President Drew Faust and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today signed an agreement that will re-establish the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) formal presence on campus for the first time in nearly 40 years.“Our renewed relationship affirms the vital role that the members of our Armed Forces play in serving the nation and securing our freedoms, while also affirming inclusion and opportunity as powerful American ideals,” Faust said. “It broadens the pathways for students to participate in an honorable and admirable calling and in so doing advances our commitment to both learning and service.”Under the agreement, Harvard will resume full and formal recognition of Naval ROTC on the effective date of the repeal of the law that disqualified openly gay men and lesbians from military service, anticipated to come in the summer of 2011.“NROTC’s return to Harvard is good for the University, good for the military, and good for the country,” said Mabus. “Together, we have made a decision to enrich the experience open to Harvard’s undergraduates, make the military better, and our nation stronger. Because with exposure comes understanding, and through understanding comes strength.”As a part of the agreement, Harvard will appoint a director of Naval ROTC at Harvard and will resume direct financial responsibility for the costs of its students’ participation in the program. The University also will provide Naval ROTC with office space and with access to classrooms and athletic fields for participating students. Harvard Navy and Marine Corps-option midshipmen will continue to participate in Naval ROTC through the highly regarded consortium unit hosted nearby at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), consistent with the Department of the Navy’s determination that maintaining the consortium is best for the efficiency and effectiveness of the “Old Ironsides Battalion.”“Harvard has a long and proud tradition of service to the nation,” said Robert D. Reischauer ’63, senior fellow of the  Harvard Corporation. “Today’s agreement extends that tradition in ways that will strengthen the important bond between educational opportunity and devotion to the common good.”Harvard also has begun pursuing discussions about renewing formal ties with ROTC programs associated with other branches of the Armed Forces.In addition to signing the agreement with the Navy, Faust announced the formation of an ROTC implementation committee, to be chaired by Kevin Kit Parker, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor in Applied Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as an Army major who has served three tours in Afghanistan.The committee, whose work is expected to span not only issues concerning Naval ROTC but eventually other service branches as well, will explore ways to enhance the experience of Harvard ROTC students consistent with the broad framework outlined in the new agreement.Harvard has a long affiliation with the military. It was one of the six original partner institutions of Naval ROTC in 1926. While ROTC has not had a formal presence on campus since the height of the Vietnam War, Harvard students have continued to participate in ROTC through the consortium based at MIT. Currently, there are 20 Harvard students participating in ROTC, including 10 in Naval ROTC.The agreement was signed at historic Loeb House. During World War II, the Harvard president’s house at 17 Quincy St., now known as Loeb House, was turned over by President James Bryant Conant to the Navy for its V-12 training program, which supplemented the force of commissioned officers in the service. During that period, the house was operated with the same rigor as a naval vessel, with a 24-hour watch and with sailors scrubbing the oak floors and polishing the “brightwork” of the mirrors located throughout the facility.last_img read more

Spreading the knowledge

first_imgArmed with knowledge, Harvard’s copyright “first responders” have been sent into the fray.The first-responders program, in its first fully operational semester, has equipped a group of Harvard librarians with the knowledge to help library users navigate the tricky field of copyright law. The program was started by Harvard’s copyright adviser, Kyle Courtney, a librarian and lawyer who works out of the Office for Scholarly Communication. Courtney advises students, staff, faculty, and many of the University’s 73 libraries on copyright issues. Over the past couple of years, he has noticed these issues growing more prevalent — and more complicated.With his caseload increasing, Courtney said, “I started to think to myself, what if we had a uniform body of knowledge across all libraries?” So he created a tiered system of copyright experts.“Questions that are basic can be answered on the front lines,” he said. “Then they can come up to me, and if they’re totally wild, they can go to the Office of General Counsel.” He liked the idea of librarians as first responders, because they already have in-depth knowledge of the libraries and their holdings.“In the 21st century,” he said, “I think librarians are in the best position to own this issue.”When Courtney introduced his idea, he got a much larger response than he expected. Harvard College Librarian Emily Bell, who was among the first trainees, said she was interested because she doesn’t think most librarians maintain the body of copyright knowledge that they need.“Typically, we shuffle questions to people like Kyle,” she said, “but this way we are able to answer the basic questions.”So far, Courtney has trained 14 librarians, and said he plans to train more soon in “more specialized areas.”For now, he’s focusing on aspects of copyright that affect libraries of all types. These include fair-use laws, which allow a certain portion of copyrighted materials to be used within the protected space of the classroom. As the classroom has expanded into multimedia, Courtney said it has gotten harder to know what can be used freely, and how much of it.“Do I have the ability to show this movie clip online? To use this licensed photo in my paper?” he said, sampling common questions. “Users get uncomfortable with making those judgment calls.”Thanks to their training, the librarians can now give informed opinions on risk, and even give examples of court rulings in fair-use cases. Training covered other common issues, Courtney said, like ownership of E-libraries, digitization of donated collections, and library holdings as public domain.“Just because Harvard owns a book doesn’t mean we own what’s in it,” Bell said of the public-domain issue. Training gave her“the confidence to say, ‘Absolutely, go out there and use this.’”Courtney made sure to address issues beyond Harvard, and pulled in real-world examples.“One day we had a huge debate over who owns that selfie Ellen [DeGeneres] sent around at the Oscars,” Bell said. “That’s an example of the mess that can be created by copyright law.”As technology continues to develop, Courtney expects that the value of having trained copyright analysts will only increase. “Technology has changed everything about libraries, to a certain extent,” he said. “Knowledge of copyright law is becoming more necessary. This will make us more competent than we already are.”Eventually, he hopes copyright knowledge becomes part of all librarian training. In the near future, he plans to create Web pages for Harvard that detail an “overarching library copyright policy.”“We’re going to take this semester and see what kind of questions we’re getting, and then create those pages,” Bell explained.Courtney said that’s just the beginning. “We expect to deal with different kinds of questions in the future,” he said. “That’s what makes this work exciting. Harvard Library is undergoing a great transformation, and this is just one part of it.”For more information, you may also visit Harvard’s Office of the General Counsel website where you can access “Copyright and Fair Use: A Guide for the Harvard Community.”last_img read more

Simon Pearce raises over $90,000 for Red Cross

first_imgSimon Pearce (US) Inc.,While in the midst of rebuilding their flagship facility in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene and the most destructive flooding to Vermont in nearly a century, Simon Pearce introduced a limited-edition Commemorative Barre Tealight to raise money for Vermont flood relief.  A total of 4,566 tealights were sold in a month and a half span, raising $91,320 for the American Red Cross of Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley. The tealight, retailing for $40, was sold at and all eight Simon Pearce retail locations with Simon Pearce donating $20 of each sale to support both Red Cross flood relief and to help bring a model of community sheltering to the region that will serve the people of Vermont for years to come. Each tealight was engraved with ‘VT 8-28-11,’ the date Tropical Storm Irene swept through Vermont. ‘So many of our neighbors were forced to rebuild their homes and livelihoods in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, that we wanted to offer this opportunity to support Vermont recovery,’ said Simon Pearce. ‘The tealight is a symbol of strength and rebirth – all characteristics that have shined through in Vermonters in the aftermath of this natural disaster. We appreciate the support of our loyal customers who helped us raise the funds for this donation.’ A portion of the funds raised by Simon Pearce is also pledged for preparedness so that the American Red Cross of Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley can provide the equipment and training to every community to shelter its citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.  ‘This gift shows incredible compassion for those impacted by Irene and the foresight to know that there are additional steps that can be taken to prepare for future disasters,’ said Larry Crist, Regional Executive of the American Red Cross of Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley. The Simon Pearce flagship location, The Mill at Quechee, is undergoing renovation following damage resulting from Irene, however, The Mill’s retail store and restaurant operations are open. The glassblowing and pottery studios remain closed until further notice while undergoing extensive repair. Updates to the reopening schedule are shared at About Simon Pearce:Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates a fine dining establishment. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embodies traditional and contemporary styles’all with classic simplicity, elegance and everyday functionality. The line is available at eight Simon Pearce retail stores, through a nationwide network of over 500 signature stores, via mail-order catalogue and online at, VT (November 2011) ‘last_img read more

A Message from ENO: 5 Ways to Keep Warm in Your Hammock

first_imgHammocking, or ‘mocking for the cool kids, is taking the outdoors by storm. But temperatures are dropping, thus the risk of the Cold Butt Syndrome (the scientific name for when your rear end gets, well, cold) is increasing. There are ways to battle the chill however, so here’s a quick roundup of the dos and don’ts of staying warm in your ENO hammock.Don’t rely on JUST your sleeping bag. – Sleeping bags work by using their thickness to prevent your body heat from escaping. The thicker the bag, the more heat will be kept inside. An awesome trick for tent camping or general warming up, but not so great when you’re in an ENO. When laying in a hammock, your body, specifically pressure points (think hips/shoulders/calves,) compresses the insulation and reduces the loft. As a result, what was once a 5” thick bag capable of a temp rating of 25 ° F, becomes a ½” thick bag that wouldn’t keep your butt warm on a cooler summer evening. Swopping your bag out for a Top and Under Quilt, or using your bag in conjunction with an Under Quilt is a wonderful answer to this potentially freezing situation.Cover your ends. – You lose heat fastest from your feet and head, so it makes sense to cover them up with cuddly warmth. Get some warm socks and a good winter cap to keep them happy.mic1Get a sleeping pad. – There are some stiff pads out there, but try to find one that can mold and be cut into a smaller strip so that it doesn’t affect the way you actually sleep at night. This will also add another layer of insulation underneath your tush.Up your snack game. – Maybe your dinner was only an hour ago, but putting some food in your belly – especially complex carbohydrate deliciousness like Snickers bars – will help keep your body burning the fuel to keep it warm. Adding ginger to your bites is also a good idea – not only does it warm you up, but it boosts your immune system to help keep those annoying winter bugs at bay.up-your-snack-game-picUtilize the Under Quilt. – EVO quilts work similarly to sleeping bags, but wrap underneath and around you (think a warm, quilted hug), axing the risk of loft compression. Instead, the Under Quilt effectively traps in heat pockets, allowing you to re-use your body heat to stay warm.underquilt2Check out this short video for more info on how to better utilize your ENO Hammock! read more

Coldpruf vs. The Polar Vortex

first_imgWith the Polar Vortex rolling in, it’s time to start thinking about cold weather and how to dress for it. Our base layers are designed with how you will use them in mind. From the fabric to the fit, each detail focuses on you, the consumer and how this garment can work for you. unspecified-6With the Thermachoice® system, you can choose the right base layer for the weather and activity that you are experiencing. With choices that range from cold to extreme cold and low to high activity, ColdPruf covers all the bases.unspecified-2Our Fit Guide, highlights how each of our garments will fit on your body. Whether you are looking for layers that offer a light compression fit that will move with you as you fly down the ski slopes, or a base layer that is more relaxed to keep you comfortable without the need for lots of layers, look no further than ColdPruf. At ColdPruf we create fabrics, fits, and products that are made for all walks of life – so layer up, and get outdoors. unspecified-3Zephyr Layers The Zephyr layers were created to breathe. Strategically placed mesh allows for breathing in all of the hottest of spots.Platinum II Reimagined and tailored to the modern adventurer – Fit is in for 2017. Quest –Let us outfit the whole family in our Quest layers for your day on the mountain. Wear as a base layer, or active wear –we’ll fit right in, and so will you.unspecified-7Honeycomb Made for women, this textured fleece is sure to keep you warm and toasty in any activity.   ‘last_img read more

Mayor: Binghamton man charged with attempted murder after altercation with police officer

first_imgEventually, Saunders got off the motorcycle on Allen Street in Johnson City and lead police on a foot chase. A Binghamton K9 was able to take him down. According to the mayor, Saunders has been charged with the following: Attempted murder in the 1st degree, a class A felonyCriminal use of a firearm in the 1st degree, a class B felonyCriminal possession of a firearm in the 2nd degree, a class C felonyAttempted criminal possession of a firearm in the 2nd degree, a class D felonyCriminal possession of a firearm in the 3rd degree, a class D felonyAssault in the 2nd degree (against a police officer), a class D felonyResisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor Saunders is currently being held in the Broome County Jail. On Sept 11., authorities spotted Saunders riding on the back of a motorcycle on Main Street in Johnson City. He led police on a pursuit on Route 17 going the wrong way in an attempt to evade police, Mayor David said. A struggled ensued, and Saunders was able to fire one shot toward police officers before being disarmed. Saunders was taken to hospital for injuries. There, he made threats to police officers in the hospital. The mayor reports Saunders said he “should of shot [police].” Authorities say Saunders tried to rearm himself by trying to retrieve his gun, an officers gun’ and a knife hidden in his pants. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David said a Binghamton man was charged with attempted-murder in the first degree after an altercation with police officers. David identified the suspect as 28-year-old Macoley F. Saunders of Abbot Street during a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Additionally, Mayor David said Saunders had two active arrest warrants for two assault charges: Strangulation (criminal obstruction of breathing) and grand larceny. Both charged stemmed from a domestic incident that occurred on July 10 in Binghamton. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more updates,last_img read more