Court: Shackled inmate’s exercise was cruel punishment

first_imgA federal appeals court has reinstated a verdict that found Connecticut’s Department of Correction violated the Constitutional rights of an inmate by forcing him to wear full shackles during outside exercise periods. The court upheld Wednesday a jury’s decision that convicted killer Michael Edwards was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment by the department and then-warden Angel Quiros while at the maximum-security Northern Correctional Institution between September 2010 and March 2011. The ruling Wednesday found that inmates have a right to exercise outside their cells. The state Attorney General’s office said it is reviewing the decision and deciding next steps. Quiros is now acting commissioner of the Department of Correction.last_img

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PIL seeks debt payment delay, launches investment talks with Tamasek unit

first_imgThe company has been on a cost-cutting mission for a while now, having announced several vessel sales and rationalizations of service offerings. PIL Sells Liner Shipping Business to Neptune Talks with remaining lenders that represent 2.4% of the company’s debt remain in progress. One of the lenders had sent PIL a letter dated May 11, 2020, demanding the repayment of $12 million within 10 business days. PIL revealed in a stock exchange filing that it has obtained the in-principle approval of a majority of the financial lenders, accounting for the 97.6 percent of the company’s debt, for a deferral of principal and interest payment until December 31, 2020, and a formal standstill on enforcement actions until the end of 2020 or until a formal debt repayment-profiling agreement is reached. Singapore-listed Pacific International Lines (PIL) has launched talks with its lenders on a debt re-profiling plan aimed at mitigating the financial strain on the company’s operations severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, PIL said that despite these efforts, the “persistent COVID-19 pandemic has caused the situation to worsen over the past month”. Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte, which advises PIL on its capital raising alternatives, is in talks with Heliconia. Image Credit PIL The exclusive talks are in a preliminary stage and there are no guarantees a deal would be struck, PIL said. Posted: 6 months ago Business & Finance Categories: Separately, PIL revealed that it has entered into an agreement with Heliconia Capital Management Pte, an investment firm owned by Temasek Holdings, in relation to a potential investment. What is more, the company said that it may default on the payment on the principal amount of SG$60 million ($42.37 million) of bonds that are due later this year. Posted: 6 months agolast_img read more

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Fire on Grand Bahama Island Brings Smoke to PBC

first_imgPalm Beach County residents woke up on Saturday to the smell of smoke in the air.According to meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center, the likely cause is debris burns that are happening on Grand Bahama Island, as it recovers from Hurricane Dorian.Other parts of the region, include Miami-Dade County and parts of Broward County, are also dealing with some of the storm’s aftermath.last_img

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