State of criminal justice ‘far worse’ than new figures show, says Bar Council

first_imgCriminals will be ‘rubbing their hands with glee’ because of their slim chances of prosecution, the Bar Council has said.Quarterly figures released by the Ministry of Justice revealed that the number of people being prosecuted or handed out-of-court disposals has fallen to its lowest level since records began, despite a rise in crime.Richard Atkins QC, chair of Bar Council, said: ‘These statistics make for grim reading. However, the state of the criminal justice system is far worse than the figures show. Criminals are going about their business unchallenged: fraud goes virtually unpunished and is not even included in the statistics.’  Richard Atkins QC, chair of Bar CouncilAtkins went on to quote the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service who said that ‘overall police [crime] detection rates nationally are woefully low’ and that ‘courts are emptying, not filling’.In July, Home Office data revealed that the proportion of crimes which resulted in a suspect being charged or summonsed had fallen to 7.8%, down from 9.1% a year ago. The figure dropped to 7.4% for robbery, 5.7% for theft and 1.5% for rape.last_img read more

Somalia imposes curfew to curb COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgSomalia confirms eighth COVID-19 case “Map and flag of Somalia. Source: “”World reference atlas””” A picture of the map of Africa outlining some of the countries that have confirmed cases of Covid-19./WHOSomalia’s government has imposed a night curfew in the country’s capital of Mogadishu in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to local news outlets.The curfew will commence from 15th April 2020, and will be imposed from the hours of 8pm to 5 am. The restrictions come after two deaths and over twenty COVID-19 cases were recorded. Related Namibia halts mining operations amid COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled due to COVID-19 pandemiclast_img read more

Breaktrough Technology Enables mm-Wave Power Amplifiers with 0.5V Supply

first_imgHiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) have together developed a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that operates at a frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz and requires a 0.5 V power supply. It was fabricated using MIFS’s Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology. To our knowledge, this is the first W-band (75 to 110 GHz) amplifier that can operate at such a low power-supply voltage. Details of the technology were presented at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii.The W-band is the frequency range starts at 75 GHz up to 110 GHz and is used by automotive radars. Sophisticated driver-assistance and self-driving will require radars with millimeter-wave beam scanning capability that can identify objects during the day and night even in adverse weather conditions. This can be done using a phased array that consists of hundreds of transmitters and receivers. As battery-powered cars become more common, it is imperative that these circuits consume as little power as possible. Lowering the power-supply voltage is the most effective means of accomplishing low power consumption. However, transistor performance drops with voltage and no W-band amplifier has so far operated at as low as 0.5 V. The research team successfully demonstrated a W-band amplifier at 0.5 V by bringing together MIFS’s DDC technology and design techniques developed by Hiroshima University. The DDC technology offers high-performance silicon MOS transistors even at low voltages and is currently available from MIFS as a 55-nm CMOS process. The design techniques further improve transistor and circuit performance at millimeter-wave frequencies.With this breakthrough, low-power W-band circuits really seem possible and applications aren’t limited to automotive radars and high-speed communications between base stations. What if you have a radar on your smartphone? Today’s smartphones can already sense things like acceleration, audible sound, visible light, and Earth’s magnetic field. But the only active probing device is that tiny LED (light-emitting diode) that can illuminate at most a few meters. Add a millimeter-wave radar on a smartphone, and it doesn’t have to be a so-called primary radar, which only detects waves reflected back. Your smartphone could respond to waves from your friend’s radar and send some signal back. This technology has a wide range of applications.last_img read more

Ilonggo MMA’er dominates Indon foe

first_imgIlonggo mixed martial arts fighter Robin Catalan starts the year right after a unanimous decision win over Indonesian Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Jakarta, Indonesia. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP MANILA – Ilonggo mixed martial arts fighter Robin Catalan started the year in style as he scored a unanimous decision win over Indonesian Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday night at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.The victory against Rahardian served as a bounce back for the Iloilo City native Catalan after ending his MMA campaign last year with a submission loss to Japan’s Hayato Suzuki in Thailand.Knowing his opponent’s style fully well, the 28-year-old Catalan always has a response to all of the attacks of Rahardian as he displayed his takedown defense to bring the fight to the ground.Catalan was also able to overcome his opponent’s reach advantage as he come up with leg kicks and kicks to the body of Rahardian en route to a one-sided decision win after three rounds. “I am happy to be able to bounce back from my loss last year. It also helped me that (Rahardian) was a former opponent of my brother (Rene) so I have a idea how to beat him,” Catalan said.With the victory, Catalan has improved his mixed martial arts record to 10-4-0 win-loss-draw, including two TKOs and three submission wins, while Rahardian’s slate dropped to 8-4-0.Meanwhile, Filipino MMA fighter Edward Kelly suffered a first round submission loss (grounds and pound) to Christian Lee in a rematch of their controversial encounter a year ago.Lee made sure this time that his victory against Kelly will be legal as he quickly pounce on the Filipino fighter right from the start. Last year, Lee was disqualified due to an illegal move against Kelly./PNlast_img read more

Hua Siong Iloilo retains Bingawan caging crown

first_imgLed by Reneil Gamboa, the Red Phoenix repeated as championsin the month-long tournament following a 75-68 win over the St. Robert’sInternational Academy Panda Rockets. Gamboa was later hailed as the Finals MVP after finishingwith double-double 27 points and 16 rebounds. Also making their presence feltwere Dave Bagatnan, Jaspher Antijedra, Jan Villariza and Julian Puerto. Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix’s Reneil Gamboa hangs in the air for an inside hit. WINMEL LEE Meanwhile, CenterPhil Montessori Silver Knights salvaged abronze medal finish after a 119-106 victory over Sta. Clarita InternationalSchool Primes in the battle-for-third place game. “The tournament aims to give exposure to the high schoolplayers through competitive basketball,” said Bingawan Mayor Mark PlagataPalabrica. “We will be making this a yearly event.”/PNcenter_img Lester Valn Paraico waxed hot again from the outside as thefinished with 47 points for the Silver Knights. HUA Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix has successfullyretained its crown in the Bingawan Foundation Cup-Preseason High SchoolBasketball Premier Tournament-Season 3 on Saturday night at Bingawan Gym inBingawan, Iloilo. The Red Phoenix was dominant since the start as they led byas much as 15 points. The Panda Rockets leaned on tournament MVP Gwyn Pendonbut Hua Siong managed to come up with clutch hits to seal the win.last_img read more

Three Indians File for Free Agency – Aviles, Webb and Floyd

first_img Related TopicsGavin FloydIndiansMike AvilesRyan RaburnRyan Webb Now that a new champion in baseball has been crowned and the World Series is complete, all eyes around baseball will turn to free agency.Today 139 players filed for free agency around the Majors on what was the first day of eligibility, three of them players from the Indians.The three – infielder Mike Aviles and two right-handed pitchers Ryan Webb and Gavin Floyd.Right now the Indians can negotiate and try to work out deals with the three exclusively until Saturday. After that, they are free to ink with any team that offers them a deal.The Tribe also has a decision to make on outfielder Ryan Raburn. The team has a $3 million club option on him, and has three days after the last game of the World Series to make a decision on the option, meaning they have till Wednesday to pick up the option or not.The 34-year-old Raburn last season hit .301 with 8 homers and 29 RBI in 82 games, 201 at bats.Aviles played five different positions last season for the Indians, and the 34-year-old hit .231 with 5 homers and 17 RBI.Webb came to the Indians after he was released by the Dodgers in April, and went 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA in 40 games. Floyd was on the disabled list for most of 2015 after fracturing a bone in his right elbow in spring training. He underwent surgery and joined the Indians in September, making seven relief appearances. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Argos Heading to Mobile for Mid-Week Game, to Mississippi for Weekend

first_imgFebruary 16, 2016 MATCH NOTES (PDF)LIVE STATS    Spring Hill (Wednesday, noon & 2 p.m.)    Mississippi College (Saturday, 2 & 4 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m.)VIDEO (SUNDAY ONLY)PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida softball team (8-3, 1-2 GSC) will be on the road again for series against Spring Hill and Mississippi College. The mid-week doubleheader against Spring Hill in Mobile will begin at noon on Wednesday, while Saturday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s single game at Mississippi College will start at 2 p.m. Live stats for Wednesday’s games can be found at GoArgos.com, and at GoChoctaws.com for Saturday. The Sunday game against Mississippi College is scheduled to have a live video broadcast in addition to live stats. Freshmen on Fire*Freshmen Rachel Wright and Rhiannon Sassman have come out of the gates as two of West Florida’s best offensive players. The two lead the team with five doubles and five walks, rank first and second in hits, total bases and batting average, and first and third in runs scored through 11 games.*Wright, a local from Tate High School, is one of three Argos (Sassman and Emily Pettigrew) to have posted a .400 batting average and one of three (Sassman and Kalyn Chapman) who has slugged better than .600.*Sassman stood out as the top Argonaut over last week, in games against Miles and Lee. In five games, she hit .529 with four doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI and six runs scored. Perhaps her best game of the week, during which she slugged 1.118, came in the win over Lee on Saturday, when she went 3-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. In the Circle*Becca Taylor has been the top starter for West Florida, going 37 innings across six starts. Her 1.51 ERA ranks seventh in the GSC and second among pitchers who have thrown at least 30 innings, while her .224 opponents’ batting average ranks 11th and fifth in those categories.*Sarah Maloney (24) and Kalyn Chapman (21) rank sixth and seventh in strikeouts in the conference. Maloney has recorded a 3-1 record on the year, while Chapman has put up a 7-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.*Opponents are hitting just .252 against the UWF pitching staff, and the Argos have walked just 18 batters all year, which is the third-fewest in the conference. A Balanced Attack*Seven Argos are hitting better than .300 through the first 11 games of the year, while nine have posted an extra-base hit. UWF has 31 extra-base hits as a team, while opponents have recorded just 17.*UWF has gotten great production throughout the lineup, especially from the 3-5 spots. Jacey Castro, Kathleen Smiley and Sassman, the team’s typical 3-4-5 hitters, have combined for 35 RBI, 10 doubles and 5 home runs while hitting .378 as a group. Scouting Spring Hill*Spring Hill went 2-2 in the Gulf Coast Invitational and fell to North Alabama in an extra-inning contest to start its season. SHC currently sits at 5-7 on the year after going 36-7 in 2015.*The Badgers are led in the circle by senior Caroline Sagrera, who has posted a 2.01 ERA in eight games this season. Sagrera is one of the most decorated players in NAIA history, as a two-time first team NAIA All-American with 45 shutouts and eight no-hitters in her career. She has struck out 1,267 batters in her three years at SHC (482 in 344 innings as a freshman, 435 in 339 innings as a sophomore, and 350 in 212 innings last season).*West Florida split with Spring Hill last year and went 2-0 against the Badgers in 2014. Scouting Mississippi College*The Choctaws were most recently swept by Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi, but held a three-game winning streak heading into the weekend series. Their current record is 4-5 with an 0-3 mark in Gulf South Conference play.*Penny Nichols has done most of the pitching for MC this year, going 32.2 innings in seven games with a 3.00 ERA. Opponents are hitting .296 against Nichols, who has struck out 19 and walked 10.*MC has showcased a three-headed monster on offense, between Alexia Harmon, Kristen Qualls and Tylan Buckley. Harmon has hit .452 thus far, while Buckley leads the team with 11 runs scored and a .531 OBP, and Qualls has hit four home runs with 11 RBI.*West Florida went 2-1 against the Choctaws last year, with Emily Pettigrew reaching base a team-best five times in the series and Becca Taylor recording a career-best 11 strikeouts in Game 1. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Transfer: Aubameyang receives £300,000-a-week offer to leave Arsenal

first_imgArsenal face a battle to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the striker received a £300,000-a-week offer from the Chinese Super League, according to the UK Times.Aubameyang moved to the Emirates in a £56million deal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.And the 29-year-old has quickly established himself as a key part of Arsenal’s attack with 41 goals in 65 appearances.Before joining the Gunners, the Gabon frontman was close to joining Chinese club, Guangzhou Evergrande, in a £62m move.Both Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG believe they can lure Aubameyang to China, with a contract offer worth £300,000 a week.Aubameyang is currently earning £190,000 a week with Arsenal and still has two years left on his deal.last_img read more

Transfer gossip: QPR linked with former Bees star Judge

first_imgSome of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR… Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR are looking to sign Jay Dasilva on loan from Chelsea, Football Insider reports.The England Under-21 international left-back spent last season on loan at Bristol City, who are keen to keep him.Football Insider say they have been told by a Chelsea source that other clubs, including QPR, want him on loan.center_img New QPR boss Mark Warburton wants to sign Alan Judge from Ipswich, the Mirror claim.Judge, who previously played under Warburton at Brentford, signed a two-year contract at Portman Road in April.AdChoices广告Nevertheless, it is claimed that Warburton is looking to take the Republic of Ireland international back to west London this summer.Dasilva also linkedEmbed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

nhl 07 uni reports

first_img 0 SportsLogos.Net 0 0 cleckie 0 I thought the Madden PC games were near impossible to mod? Was there a breakthrough that I missed? 96 nhl 07 uni reports rev Prev BigRedRhino 2 2 Posted September 16, 2006 Posted September 16, 2006 ive got it for 360..no new sabres logos or jerseysjust like last yr Link to post 163 it will be interesting to see if they release a downloadable patch for ’07 on the 360 for the uniforms, take advantage of their online system Like I said in a previous NHL 07 thread… there will be NO jersey patches or updates for the Xbox or PC. The Sabres new jersey will make it’s debut in NHL 08.-Erik- Share this post Sports Logos capn89 Posted September 15, 2006 anybody with the game…new sabres jerseys? third jersey and vintage selection? Members Avenger Link to post another very minor complaint i have is that some reebok sponsored goalies now wear reebok goalie equipment in the game, yet other notable ones do not. (luongo, joseph…)but really, now i’m just nitpicking Share this post 985 cleckie Forums Home BigRedRhino 0 3,326 This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 Location:shadow of the Gateway Arch, IL Bow before my superior smartitude! Posted September 16, 2006 Share this post 0 Location:Canada’s Vacation Paradise 0 All Activity 0 2 Members I guess for PC users it’s time to MOD MOD MOD! Hopefully it’s as easy as modding Madden 07 It’s about 10x more complicated but is made easier by sites such as Double Minor Hockey Network who produce add-ons for PC versions of the game. It’s a good forum with some great people… I used to do a lot of mods over there back in the day. Does it always have to be about you, deusche? Share this post 2,083 68 posts 0 Share this post it will be interesting to see if they release a downloadable patch for ’07 on the 360 for the uniforms, take advantage of their online system 0 2,669 posts zer0dotcom 985 0 Share on other sites Location:British Columbia 0 Location:New Jersey 8,621 posts Sports Logo News Location:Parts Unknown Members 7 Well the PC version has all the vintage jerseys that it had from last year… but no new sabers. Members Share on other sites 163 posts 0 3,338 posts 6 0 RamblinGamblinTiger Members 2,826 posts goldenbrett Link to post Share on other sites bowld 4 Location:British Columbia rev Sign in to follow this   Share this post 2 163 posts I’m sticking to it. The last great NHL game from EA Sports was NHL 2002. Thank you! Members Location:204 3,326 419 Location:204 Brass 0 Fred T. Jane cleckie 0 Posted September 16, 2006 UniformJipetto 0 Share on other sites Link to post Posted September 16, 2006 985 4,065 posts Location:Melbourne; Australia steiny_ramone Members SportsLogos.Net 1 UniformJipetto Link to post 0 163 Members woodman 2,527 posts 1,808 posts Posted September 16, 2006 We’re on to 2020. RamblinGamblinTiger danson 419 Next Location:The Dirty South 0 cleckie 329 posts Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Posted September 16, 2006 Members goldenbrett 0 0 Share on other sites I too haven’t bought a new NHL game since EA’s 2002 either. Funny thing is that hockey is my favorite sport, but 02 is such a damn good game even though it is a little out of date. I’ve had the chance to play each year’s release since & haven’t been impressed enough to jump. I really thought I’d be buying 07, if for no other reason than for the rules changes, but based on some harsh words here, maybe I won’t! bipolarbear 0 Members Link to post Share on other sites Posted September 16, 2006 Page 1 of 2   Favourite Logos:Blue Note, Birds on the Bat, Flyers ‘P’ wing, New Jersey Devils 0 4 (edited) I’m sticking to it. The last great NHL game from EA Sports was NHL 2002. That’s what I play.I’ve considered updating, but seen the new version and changed my mind–maybe 2007 will be the one. Sports Logos Page 1 of 2   Next 0 steiny_ramone spartacat_12 Some animals are more equal than others. woodman 23,667 posts 0 Posted September 16, 2006 Share this post My god, I judt played 07 for the PS2 and they’ve changed so much. Now instead of X being pass and square/circle being shoot you have to move the right analog stick to pass and press R1 to shoot! I mean what was wrong with the old way?! If it aint broke, then don’t fix it! The NHL games were the few sports games where I could just pick it up and play, now it’ll take me 2 hours to figure it out like Madden. Oh well, I guess i’ll just have to hope that those propeller heads at EA didn’t up NBA Live. You can change the controls though, right? Edited September 16, 2006 by cleckie Share this post Brass Location:Freedom, PA Share this post Posted September 16, 2006 Location:So Cal Link to post Share on other sites Members nhl 07 uni reports the new anaheim jerseys are in the game, but like i’ve stated before, the goalies still wear purple gear. Members 30 7 danson Posted September 16, 2006 7 the new anaheim jerseys are in the game, but like i’ve stated before, the goalies still wear purple gear. are you effing serious? what is up with these programmers now? its like they wait until July to start putting a game together for its September release. Maybe its EA. For the first time in about a decade I didnt buy Madden (nor do I plan to) due to its REgression instead of progression. I’ve heard nothing good about the game. As far as NHL, I worshipped this series, from the Sega Genesis days all the way through 2004 (the best rendition of the game by far, when they used European leagues for the first time). I still have that edition and play it regularly, but upon buying ’05, I had it for all of 2 hours before taking it right back to the Electronics Arts store i had JUST bought if from and traded it in and used that credit to buy that years Madden. They took out EVERYTHING about ’04 that I liked. I understand that there is SO much they can leave on a game due to memory space, but sheesh. The fact that they left the eggplant toned equipment on players for the Ducks is just sloppy. Period. the Sabres thing, I can see and bend a bit on, I mean the game came out BEFORE the uniforms will. THAT is common sense and forgivable in my opinion. It sucks, yes, but not helpable. what else could they have done to wreck this game? Take out the blasted features like customizing your own player, complete with broken nose, missing teeth and black eyes, and focus on getting the basic, MUST BE RIGHT things correct. I’m seriously considering just buying ’07 for PC so i can completely wipe it and put in my own teams that I have created. ive wanted to do that for some time anyway, it seems like this version would be a great one to start with. spartacat_12 Assistant to the Travelling Secretary – New York Yankees Link to post 0 Share this post 203 posts 0 Lee. 6 I’m sticking to it. The last great NHL game from EA Sports was NHL 2002. 287 posts Posted September 16, 2006 Avenger 0 22 posts Link to post Link to post 0 22,390 posts 287 posts I guess for PC users it’s time to MOD MOD MOD! Hopefully it’s as easy as modding Madden 07 It’s about 10x more complicated but is made easier by sites such as Double Minor Hockey Network who produce add-ons for PC versions of the game. It’s a good forum with some great people… I used to do a lot of mods over there back in the day. Link to post Share this post Link to post 163 10,482 posts Share this post Share on other sites 2 Recommended Posts I guess for PC users it’s time to MOD MOD MOD! Hopefully it’s as easy as modding Madden 07 0 Share this post Victoria Concordia Crescit Members rev Members Share on other sites Posted September 16, 2006 Members My god, I judt played 07 for the PS2 and they’ve changed so much. Now instead of X being pass and square/circle being shoot you have to move the right analog stick to pass and press R1 to shoot! I mean what was wrong with the old way?! If it aint broke, then don’t fix it! The NHL games were the few sports games where I could just pick it up and play, now it’ll take me 2 hours to figure it out like Madden. Oh well, I guess i’ll just have to hope that those propeller heads at EA didn’t up NBA Live. Link to post 30 79 Lee. Share this post Location:Denver, CO Share on other sites 30 Members Members 0 Share on other sites rev Link to post 0 Posted September 16, 2006 Share this post bowld Stampman Go To Topic Listing Stampman 0 CCSLC award winner nhl 07 uni reports 96 Posted September 16, 2006 Forums Home 0 Link to post I’ve considered updating, but seen the new version and changed my mind–maybe 2007 will be the one. Nah, 2001 was better. It actually had defence, which NHL 2002 was lacking, though nowhere to the extent than the rest…even this year’s edition.Oh well, back to Sword of the Stars… Posted September 16, 2006 Followers 0 I guess for PC users it’s time to MOD MOD MOD! Hopefully it’s as easy as modding Madden 07 It’s about 10x more complicated but is made easier by sites such as Double Minor Hockey Network who produce add-ons for PC versions of the game. 2,083 Fred T. Jane Not affiliated with sportslogos.net Share on other sites Members 0 0 Location:St. Catharines, ON Share this post bipolarbear 0 0 Link to post Share on other sites 0 889 posts So long, and thanks for all the fish 79 419 Link to post Location:Toronto, ON Share this post 0 All Activity Members Link to post 0 Prev Posted September 16, 2006 Link to post Share this post 6 0 Share on other sites War Eagle, Go Jackets, Go Braves, & To Hell with Georgia. Share on other sites 79 Posted September 16, 2006 2,035 posts 96 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites By bipolarbear, September 15, 2006 in Sports Logo News Location:Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana 1 3,326 capn89 zer0dotcom Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 4 2,083 Posted September 16, 2006 Members Share on other sites Sports Logo News Share this postlast_img read more