Brazilian Navy tests new rocket launcher during its Operation Formosa

first_img“This area is the only place where we have the necessary conditions to land two thousand Marines – that is, an amphibious brigade – and in addition be able to use under realistic conditions each weapon in the Marine Corps arsenal, from the 556 rifle, which is an individual weapon for amphibious combat, to the Astros rocket launch system, which can hit a target up to 80 km away,” said Vice Admiral Washington Gomes da Luz Filho. With an amphibious operation simulating the capture of a beach head on a hostile coast, the Brazilian Navy concluded Operation Formosa. The event, which concluded a year of training for the country’s Marines, brought together 1,900 troops in the state of Goiás. The training is conducted with real and essential ammunition so that the Fleet Marine Force can maintain its principle characteristic: being a rapid-deployment expeditionary force. The training is conducted with real and essential ammunition so that the Fleet Marine Force can maintain its principle characteristic: being a rapid-deployment expeditionary force. Though the camp lacks a sea, which can make it difficult to simulate amphibious actions, its features more than compensates for this: the facilities provide housing, with tents, water, and sewage treatment located very close to the training site. And the camp itself is enormous, covering 1352 square kilometers. “There is only one way for the troops to be considered ready. It’s not only by training; it’s by training with real ammunition. It does us no good to train in places where we cannot fire live ammunition.” This final round of training consisted of four stages: troop deployment from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília; workshops, where battalions were grouped by specific areas; tactics, consisting of a simulation of a crisis situation; and finally, the demonstration stage. “There is only one way for the troops to be considered ready. It’s not only by training; it’s by training with real ammunition. It does us no good to train in places where we cannot fire live ammunition.” In 2010, the corps joined a humanitarian operation in Chile after the earthquake. In 2011, when there were massive landslides in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, they took part in humanitarian aid operations in Nova Friburgo. Since April, 400 Marines have participated in the Garantia da Lei e da Ordem [Protecting Law and Order] mission at Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, about 200 Marines are still serving as a peacekeeping force in Haiti; and since 2011, 20 participate in peacekeeping operations in Lebanon. In 2010, the corps joined a humanitarian operation in Chile after the earthquake. In 2011, when there were massive landslides in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, they took part in humanitarian aid operations in Nova Friburgo. This is when the risk of accidents is the highest: not during the exercises, but during the troop transfer. However, for the past few years, the accident rate is close to zero. This is when the risk of accidents is the highest: not during the exercises, but during the troop transfer. However, for the past few years, the accident rate is close to zero. Since April, 400 Marines have participated in the Garantia da Lei e da Ordem [Protecting Law and Order] mission at Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, about 200 Marines are still serving as a peacekeeping force in Haiti; and since 2011, 20 participate in peacekeeping operations in Lebanon. Though the camp lacks a sea, which can make it difficult to simulate amphibious actions, its features more than compensates for this: the facilities provide housing, with tents, water, and sewage treatment located very close to the training site. And the camp itself is enormous, covering 1352 square kilometers. Actions This final round of training consisted of four stages: troop deployment from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília; workshops, where battalions were grouped by specific areas; tactics, consisting of a simulation of a crisis situation; and finally, the demonstration stage. With an amphibious operation simulating the capture of a beach head on a hostile coast, the Brazilian Navy concluded Operation Formosa. The event, which concluded a year of training for the country’s Marines, brought together 1,900 troops in the state of Goiás. To move Marines and weapon securely, three logistical support details were set up. As the vehicles arrive at the support posts, vehicle maintenance is performed while the travelers rest. The transfer began on October 3 and ended on October 17. “This area is the only place where we have the necessary conditions to land two thousand Marines – that is, an amphibious brigade – and in addition be able to use under realistic conditions each weapon in the Marine Corps arsenal, from the 556 rifle, which is an individual weapon for amphibious combat, to the Astros rocket launch system, which can hit a target up to 80 km away,” said Vice Admiral Washington Gomes da Luz Filho. “Our multiple rocket launcher is a weapon that effectively upgrades the Fleet Marine Force,” said Fleet Marine Force Commander Vice Admiral Washington Gomes da Luz Filho. In addition to the use of airplanes, such as fighter jets, anti-aircraft guns and armored troop transport vehicles, the simulation highlighted the Astros CFN 2020 Multiple Launch Rocket System and the SABER M60 radar, which can simultaneously detect and identify several targets in a radius of up to 60 km. Both the Astros system and the SABER radar are manufactured domestically and were acquired by the Navy in 2013. By Dialogo November 07, 2014 In São Domingos, Cabo Verde, Marines served as a peacekeeping force, under the aegis of the Organization of American States (OAS). From 1990 to 1992, under the United Nations (UN), the Marines were present in Central America, as military observers to the demobilization of Nicaraguan guerrilla groups. ‘Indispensible’ The Formosa training camp, located 1,600 km from Rio de Janeiro and 80 km from Brasília, belongs to the Army and has been used by the Navy for the past 25 years. During the last seven years, the training has included all operational areas of the Marine Corps, with weapons and manpower. In addition to the use of airplanes, such as fighter jets, anti-aircraft guns and armored troop transport vehicles, the simulation highlighted the Astros CFN 2020 Multiple Launch Rocket System and the SABER M60 radar, which can simultaneously detect and identify several targets in a radius of up to 60 km. Both the Astros system and the SABER radar are manufactured domestically and were acquired by the Navy in 2013. “Our multiple rocket launcher is a weapon that effectively upgrades the Fleet Marine Force,” said Fleet Marine Force Commander Vice Admiral Washington Gomes da Luz Filho. ‘Indispensible’ Actions The Formosa training camp, located 1,600 km from Rio de Janeiro and 80 km from Brasília, belongs to the Army and has been used by the Navy for the past 25 years. During the last seven years, the training has included all operational areas of the Marine Corps, with weapons and manpower. To move Marines and weapon securely, three logistical support details were set up. As the vehicles arrive at the support posts, vehicle maintenance is performed while the travelers rest. The transfer began on October 3 and ended on October 17. In São Domingos, Cabo Verde, Marines served as a peacekeeping force, under the aegis of the Organization of American States (OAS). From 1990 to 1992, under the United Nations (UN), the Marines were present in Central America, as military observers to the demobilization of Nicaraguan guerrilla groups. I am making a needed observation here. It involves a small correction in the article. The service members who participated are not sailors. They are in the Marine Corps of the Brazilian Navy (Brazilian Marines). I respectfully request that this be taken into consideration. AD SUMUS (We are here). The situation in Haiti is getting complicated for Brazil. Brazil was to be there for months, but years have gone by. I want to make it very clear that I am not against Brazil helping other countries, especially Haiti, but another country should have taken Brazil’s place. Presently, the main concern of Brazilians, especially on social networks, is Brazil’s current situation after these communists came to power. They tried in 1964 and were defeated by the Armed Forces. Then, by preaching a false democracy, they managed to come to power and are trying to do the same thing they did in 1964, which was to turn Brazil into a communist country. Now, the situation is even more serious because they have lost respect for our armed forces, to the point of appointing a former rebel who fought against them in 1964 as their commander in the Defense Ministry. I think that the generals, admirals and brigadiers should call the current commanders of the three military branches to take a stand, because the Armed Forces do not deserve the major humiliation they have been going through in the last twelve years by this communist government, the Worker’s Party (PT).last_img read more

Porsche hotels offers free charging stations for electric cars

first_imgIt must be imperative to have a network of electric charging stations in your hotel, restaurant or destination today, in order to attract tourists with electric cars. This is the first assumption, to provide basic infrastructure. Porsche has started offering its electric chargers to hotels, restaurants, marinas, shopping malls free of charge… in order to expand its global network of electric chargers and thus provide its customers with a stable network throughout Europe. In particular, Porsche offers a setup of up to 4 Porsche Destination Chargera free of charge, technical assistance with installation and maintenance, and promotion through its channels. Ultimately, in this moment where everything has stopped, and especially tourism, currently tourism experts need to plan promotional campaigns and have them ready in preparation and plan for future development. In addition to the Esplanade Hotel, Porsche destination Charger also has a briig boutique hotel in Split and Brown Beach House in Trogir. Because electric cars are the present, and the network of electric chargers is growing day by day. It is your responsibility to provide a parking space, enough space for large Porsche vehicles, to provide free charging for Porsche vehicle owners, to ensure the possibility of three-phase installation (CEE plug 400 V / 16 A, 3p) and to control whether the devices work normally. Practical for free, especially in the context of value for money. Now they go a step further. In order to ensure the expansion of the network of charging stations for electric vehicles from Porsche, they invite destinations to join the Porsche destination station project ( Porsche Destination Charging ) Princip je jednostavan – Porsche daje besplatno svoj električni punjač, osigurava marketing – a vi osigurate instalaciju te besplatno punjenje gostima s Porscheom. Currently only three Porsche destination stations in Croatia As advantages from Porsche, they point out that this gives destinations an increase in the visibility of their destination, encourages sustainable growth and, most importantly, increases the possibility of attracting Porsche vehicle users as well as other electric vehicle users, otherwise high purchasing power. a prerequisite to attract electric vehicle owners at all. In the middle of last year, the Esplanade Hotel became the first location in Croatia to offer its guests, owners of Porsche vehicles, as well as all others who have vehicles with a standard European connector, the possibility of free charging via the Porsche destination station. Find out how to sign up and more details about the Porsche Destination Charger HERE Of course, the current situation around the coronavirus will certainly slow down the planned pace of expansion and the goals of Porsche, but you should think about the day after and prepare. However, like the entire car industry, Porsche is active in the game of transforming the car industry into electric vehicles, and has launched its model that is exclusively electric. Porsche Destination Chargera Global Network Porsche’s goal is to invest in a global network of electric chargers, and currently the entire network consists of 1.035 chargers in 20 states. The plan for this year was to install an additional 900 chargers by the end of 2020, at locations such as: hotels, airports, museums, marinas, large shopping malls and sports clubs. last_img read more

Indonesia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 50,000, with 2,620 deaths

first_imgThe home to some 39 million people recorded the highest number of new confirmed cases on Thursday with 247, followed by the country’s capital with 196 cases and South Sulawesi with 103 new cases.The new cases brought East Java’s total number of infections to 10,545, closely trailing behind Jakarta – where some 10 million of the nation’s 268 million population reside – with 10,600 total cases.Read also: Jokowi gives East Java two weeks to control virusIndonesia thus remains the country with the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia to date, followed by Singapore with 42,736 cases as of Thursday. Indonesia recorded 1,178 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections nationwide to 50,187 as new epicenter East Java continues to record the highest daily number of cases.”We tested 19,510 specimens [on Thursday], 1,178 of which were positive,” said the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, “So the total [number of confirmed cases] is 50,187 people.”East Java, the second largest province in Indonesia in terms of population, has replaced Jakarta as the new epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak following a surge of new cases starting from the end of May. Authorities have so far tested 708,962 specimens from 427,158 people.Yurianto said the high transmission rate was because many residents still maintained close contact without adhering to prevention protocols. “[They] did not maintain physical distance and wear masks.”The central government also announced 47 new fatalities linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 2,620.”We recorded 791 new recoveries, bringing the total number of people who have recovered to 20,449,” Yurianto added.He went on to say that 17 provinces reported less than 10 new cases, with five of them – namely Bangka Belitung, Jambi, West Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara – reporting zero new cases.Topics :last_img read more

Investment Association ‘committed’ to transparency after FCA report

first_imgThe wide-ranging report criticised the asset management industry’s “weak” competition and poor transparency.Morrissey said: “The FCA talks about some of the things that they might do if things don’t go according to plan. It does give us the sword of Damocles hanging over us.“Some might argue there is already a lot of disclosure, but it’s not done in a user-friendly way. We might think we’ve already done a lot to try to improve, but it isn’t good enough.”The Investment Association is working on a standard method of cost disclosure, which was recognised in the FCA’s report, along with its own suggestions for improvements.However, the regulator also said: “If we find industry-led initiatives are not likely to be successful or sufficiently comprehensive, we will consider the need for further regulatory intervention.”The Investment Association – previously the Investment Management Association – has been grappling with the issue of cost disclosure for several years, with previous leaderships taking strikingly different stances.After a period of public clashes with transparency campaigners, the association began to soften its tone under previous chief executive Daniel Godfrey.Godfrey urged his members to embrace a new statement of principles and spoke publicly about the idea of a “pounds and pence” figure for investment fund charges.However, Godfrey was forced to resign last year following opposition to some of his proposals by a number of the Investment Association’s biggest members.Most recently, the association was fiercely criticised for a controversial report likening the idea of hidden fees to the myth of the Loch Ness Monster.The Transparency Task Force’s founder Andy Agathangelou at the time labelled opaque fee structures a “festering sore on the face of financial services”.Asked whether asset management firms were now more willing to support transparency measures, Morrissey said: “When I became chair, I felt the majority of people I talked to were waiting for regulation and were reluctant [to act].“Now the majority feel they want to make sure our industry is in the right place, has the trust of the public and is well respected. A lot of that comes down to attracting talent that really recognises that we do something socially useful.”She admitted that the association had gone through this shift in attitude “arguably too late” but emphasised that “it’s very important that we use things like this study to get the result we all crave”. The asset management industry is “100% committed” to meeting the transparency goals laid down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the chair of the UK’s asset management trade body has said.Speaking at a recent industry event, Helena Morrissey, chair of the Investment Association, admitted that member firms needed to do more to make the disclosure of costs more user-friendly or risk having measures imposed on them by the regulator.“I come with a very clear message: The Investment Association is 100% committed to transparency of investment costs and to complete disclosure,” Morrissey told delegates at a symposium organised by the Transparency Task Force.She was responding to the event’s theme of feedback on and discussion of the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study, published a month ago.last_img read more

Mum’s stress is passed to baby in the womb

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Mum’s stress is passed to baby in the womb by: – July 19, 2011 By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsThere may be a sensitive window for developing stress responsesA mother’s stress can spread to her baby in the womb and may cause a lasting effect, German researchers propose.They have seen that a receptor for stress hormones appears to undergo a biological change in the unborn child if the mother is highly stressed, for example, because of a violent partner.And this change may leave the child less able to handle stress themselves.It has already been linked to mental illness and behavioural problems.The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, are based on a small study of 25 women and their children, now aged between 10 and 19.And the researchers point out that the women involved in the study had exceptional home circumstances and that most pregnant women would not be exposed to such levels of stress day in and day out.Furthermore, the researchers say the findings are not conclusive – many other factors, including the child’s social environment while growing up, might be involved.But they suspect it is the child’s earliest environment, the womb, that is key.For their study, they looked at the genes of the mums and the adolescents to find any unusual patterns.Some of the teens had changes to one particular gene – the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) – that helps regulate the body’s hormonal response to stress.Such genetic alterations typically happen while the baby is still developing in the womb.And the scientists believe they are triggered by the mum-to-be’s poor state of emotional wellbeing at the time of the pregnancy.Sensitive windowIn the study, these mums had been living with the constant threat of violence from their husband or partner. And it would appear this continued stress took its toll on the pregnancy.When the babies were followed up one to two decades later as adolescents, they had changes in the genetics of their GR that other teenagers did not.Stress hormones are regulated by the brain’s hypothalamusThis “methylation” of GR appears to make the individual more tuned in or sensitised to stress, meaning that they will react to it quicker both mentally and hormonally.As people, they tend to be more impulsive and may struggle with their emotions, explain the researchers, who carried out detailed interviews with the adolescents.Professor Thomas Elbert, one of the lead researchers at the University of Konstanz, said: “It would appear that babies who get signals from their mum that they are being born into a dangerous world are faster responders. They have a lower threshold for stress and seem to be more sensitive to it.”The investigators now plan to carry out more detailed investigations following larger numbers of mothers and children to see if they can confirm their suspicions.Dr Carmine Pariante, an expert in the psychology of stress at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, said: “This paper confirms that the early foundation years start at minus nine months.”He added: “Pregnancy is uniquely sensitive to a challenging maternal psychosocial environment – much more than, for example, after the baby is born. As we and others have been advocating, addressing maternal stress and depression in pregnancy is a clinically and socially, important strategy.”last_img read more

Ronaldo fails to lift Juve as Napoli claim Coppa Italia

first_imgThe only previous Coppa Italia Final between these teams was in 2012, won 2-0 by Napoli thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.David Ospina was suspended, so Alex Meret stepped in, while Mario Rui, Fabian Ruiz and Jose Callejon also came in after the semi-final with Inter. Dries Mertens celebrated signing his new two-year contract this morning. Juve missed Gonzalo Higuain, Giorgio Chiellini, Merih Demiral and Sami Khedira, so Juan Cuadrado replacing Danilo at right-back was the only change from the 0-0 draw with Milan.It was played behind closed doors at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but RAI put a virtual crowd into the stands using computer software.Cristiano Ronaldo forced the first save out of Meret after five minutes, due to Callejon’s defensive error, then Mario Rui went down in the box after a shoulder-to-shoulder tussle with Alex Sandro.Lorenzo Insigne’s sensational free kick swerved over the wall and smacked against the top of the near post on 24 minutes, with Gigi Buffon scrambling across.Meret did well to rush out and smother at the feet of Ronaldo, as he ran on to Dybala’s inspired pass, but Napoli continued to have the better scoring opportunities.There were three in the space of a minute just before half-time. First Insigne’s curler was acrobatically nodded almost off the line by Alex Sandro, then during the same move Buffon used his legs to block Diego Demme’s run from close range. On the resulting corner, Buffon flew to fingertip another Insigne strike round the post.On the stroke of half-time, Dybala went down in the box under a Mario Rui challenge, but the referee was right there and confidently waved play on. Napoli had the best scoring opportunities, Gigi Buffon performing heroics for Juventus, but he was eventually beaten in a penalty shoot-out as Gennaro Gattuso wins the trophy.Advertisement Napoli started to take more control after the restart, pressing Juve higher up the field, although Leonardo Bonucci and Matteo Politano had long-range efforts smothered.Danilo replaced Douglas Costa on 65 minutes, moving Juan Cuadrado into the trident attack. Napoli also made changes and Arkadiusz Milik really should’ve done better when blasting over from 12 yards at the end of a great passing move.Politano’s header was straight at Buffon and Dybala’s attempt deflected wide in the final minutes, but there was absolute chaos in the Juve box deep into stoppages.Buffon performed heroics with a save on Nikola Maksimovic’s header from a corner, then managed to fingertip the Eljif Elmas follow-up on to the upright from point-blank range.It was the last move of the game and the Coppa Italia will have to be decided on penalties. Here too, the Partenopei proved far more effective and dominated the shoot-out. Read Also: Ronaldo pays tribute to son on his 10th birthdayDybala saw his effort saved first up by Meret, then Danilo blasted over after a stuttering run-up, until Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive kick to send Napoli players wild. They celebrated by flinging coach Gennaro Gattuso into the air.Napoli 0-0 JuventusPenalties: Dybala (J, saved), Insigne (N, goal), Danilo (J, missed), Politano (N, scored), Bonucci (J, scored), Maksimovic (N, scored), Ramsey (J, scored), Milik (N, scored)Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui (Hysaj 80); Fabian Ruiz (Allan 80), Demme, Zielinski (Elmas 87); Callejon (Politano 66), Mertens (Milik 66), InsigneJuventus: Buffon; Cuadrado (Ramsey 84), De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic (Bernardeschi 73), Matuidi; Douglas Costa (Danilo 65), Dybala, Cristiano RonaldoRef: DoveriFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Man Utd urged to sign star duo, with dream striker pick at Liverpool

first_img Loading… Manchester United should break the bank to get their hands on Harry Kane – but Eric Djemba-Djemba said their perfect striker is already at Liverpool. “I would love to see Koulibaly come in to the defence, I think he would make a really big impact on the team,” said Djemba-Djemba exclusively to BettingApps.com. “I would love to see one more striker in the [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy mould come in; someone who can score the goals, who can bring everyone into the play and someone who knows the league. “Unfortunately I think the perfect striker for United is at Liverpool. Roberto Firmino would be the perfect striker for United, but they will never get him. “If United were willing to spend so much on Martial, they should definitely go and spend £100million on Harry Kane. He would be worth it.” read also:Foe told me he was ready to die before his collapse–Djemba-Djemba Djemba-Djemba was hugely impressed with United’s win over Brighton and reckons it showed just how good Bruno Fernandes is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are on a 15-match unbeaten streak as they hunt a top-four finish. They are also through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and are among the favourites for Europa League glory. Thoughts are already turning to the summer window, however, as Solskjaer looks to further strengthen his squad. A report on Thursday claimed a move for Jadon Sancho was still on with a £50m limit little more than a smokescreen. But Djemba-Djemba wants United to think bigger and is also calling for them to sign Harry Kane and Kalidou Koulibaly. He also, strangely, reckons Roberto Firmino would be a “dream signing”, though accepts the Liverpool forwardwould be out of reach.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Super Eagles target joins Championship side

first_imgFormer Super Eagles target and ex-Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has signed for Derby on a two-year contract, the Championship club have confirmed. According to Goal report, Ibe underwent a medical with the Rams at the start of the week after being handed the chance to revive his career at Pride Park. The 24-year-old, who was released by Bournemouth in June following a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, had been linked with Swansea, Millwall and Turkish outfit Besiktas before Derby came calling. Ibe took in a season-long loan spell at the club back in 2014-15, and his return has now been confirmed as Phillip Cocu continues to bolster his ranks at the start of the new Championship season. The Derby boss expressed his delight after snapping up the former England-U21 international, telling the club’s official website: “Jordon is a player with a lot of potential and undoubted ability. “He has performed for several years in the Premier League and at 24 years of age, he still has many years ahead of him in his career. “We have been keen to strengthen our attacking options out wide for some time, while we believe Derby County is the right place for Jordon at this stage of his career.” Promoted Content7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… center_img Read Also: Thiago Silva eyes Premier League glory with Chelsea “But most importantly my motivation for climbing out of the darkness and into the light has been my daughter, who I love dearly and care so much about.” Ibe will now join up with former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney at Pride Park, and look to help Derby get back on track after losing their first two fixtures of the 2020-21 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ibe was considered to be one of the most promising young players in the Premier League after making his breakthrough at Liverpool in 2012, but he was sold to Bournemouth four years later having failed to realise his full potential. The forward only managed to score five goals in 92 outings for the Cherries, and fell out of favour under Eddie Howe towards the end of his tenure at the Vitality Stadium. Ahead of his move to Derby, Ibe took to social media to explain his struggles over the past few years, while crediting his family for helping him rediscover his motivation and love for the game. “I lost my passion for the game I love due to mistakes that were made and also suffering from depression,” he wrote on Instagram. “My family have been strong for me and I thank each and every one of my family.last_img read more

Ebert graduates to victory lane

first_imgDuring the afternoon, Ebert walked across the stage as he graduated from Clintonville High School.  In the evening, Ebert raced to victory lane in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod fea­ture at Shawano Speedway, ending Lucas Lamberies’ three-race win streak. Bryce Clements took the early lead while being challenged by Ebert, who was able to make the pass for the lead on lap four.Through the remainder of the race, Ebert was pressured by Kyle Raddant and Lucas Lamber­ies.  Ebert fended off all comers as he scored his first win of the year.  Lamberies, Raddant, Jor­dan Barkholtz, and Jason Jach rounded out the top five. Jason Ebert accepted his high school diploma, then went to the track and won the Saturday fea­ture for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Shawano Speedway.By Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (May 26) – It was a day to remember for Jason Ebert.center_img Kevin Feck won his first local IMCA Modified feature while Travis Van Straten was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victor.last_img read more

Lawrenceburg man sentenced 18 years for assisting in suicide amoung other charges

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN— On Friday, William Skipton was sentenced to 18 years after entering a guilty plea for assisting in the suicide of Clarissa “Carrie” Schultz, among other related charges. Assisting suicide of another individual is a Level 5 felony in the State of Indiana. Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens was satisfied with the outcome.Following the hearing, Deddens said, “This was a difficult case. I want to thank the Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Indiana State Police for their thorough investigation as well as the victim’s family for their strength during this process.”The charges and subsequent guilty plea stemmed from Skipton’s interactions with Schultz leading to her death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 20, 2018, just outside the Levee Breaker bar in Lawrenceburg. According to the judgment of conviction and sentencing order, Skipton knew Schultz was contemplating suicide after struggling with depression over the death of a former boyfriend. In addition, Skipton knew Schultz was intoxicated at the time he provided her with a loaded firearm. Further, Skipton, who had a prior conviction for strangulation and was prohibited from possessing a firearm, admitted to purchasing a firearm (illegally) for the purpose of giving it to the victim. Skipton also admitted to driving to the bar with Schultz that evening, even though his license has been permanently revoked for prior convictions.Upon hearing the gunshot, Skipton proceeded to run outside the bar where he found Schultz had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Rather than care for Schultz, Skipton searched instead for the firearm and casing, attempting to hide it from the police. The court noted the defendant’s actions, “provide a reflection of a selfish, non-empathetic character that chose not to assist his friend with a gunshot wound to the head, but rather rummage through a horrific crime scene to help himself with no empathy for the victim.”Following his guilty plea to three counts, including Assisting Suicide, a Level 5 Felony, Carrying a Handgun without a License, a Level 5 Felony, and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Forfeiture of License for Life, a Level 5 felony, Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally A. McLaughlin sentenced Skipton to 6 years for each count to be served consecutively for a total of 18 years.Prosecutor Lynn Deddens hopes this will provide the victim’s family with some closure. After the hearing, she stated, “We take all death investigations seriously and this was particularly difficult, especially for the family of the victim. Providing a firearm to a person known to be not only suicidal but also heavily intoxicated is more than poor judgment, it is a criminal act and I am glad justice was served in this case.”last_img read more