Venezuelan woman jailed for ammo possession

first_imgA 28-year-old Venezuelan woman who was sobbing uncontrollably before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, was on Tuesday jailed for three years after pleading guilty to a possession of ammunition charge.Paz Osmarlyn Siso PiňoPaz Osmarlyn Siso Piňo admitted to the court that on August 2, 2016, at Aurora Mountain Top, Essequibo, she had in her possession 10 live .38 rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The prosecution’s case revealed that Police ranks, acting upon information, conducted a search on the defendant and discovered the ammunition.An immigration officer acted as a translator in the case for the defendant when she appeared in court on Tuesday.Despite her guilty plea, she kept proclaiming her innocence throughout the matter which prompted the Magistrate to question her understanding of the charge and plea.On this note the charge was read to her a second time and she was also allowed to plea for a second time. Before she could have pleaded the second time, after listening to the charge, which was translated by the immigration officer, she enquired what the consequences of the guilty plea were. It was due to her enquiries that Magistrate Daly believed the defendant was fully cognisant of the allegations made against her and continued with her ruling.last_img read more

The Supreme Court Finally Gives the Green Light

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Liberia has finally given its verdict on whether or not the nation should hold the special senatorial election.  The Court agreed, in a vote of three to two, that the elections should proceed.The petitioners, who asked the Court to postpone the special elections, argued that holding this election could lead to further Ebola viral transmission and threaten the people’s lives.  But in its ruling last Friday, the Court said the Ebola issue is a political one, to be decided by the first two branches of government—the Legislative and Executive.  The High Court has said exactly what the Daily Observer argued in its Editorial last Monday, December 8: “We pray that the court will find a way to mitigate (ease) the tension, by first realizing that the elections have been approved by the two other branches of government [Legislative and Executive]; and by suggesting ways in which the threat of viral transmission can be minimized.”In its ruling, the Supreme Court reminded the petitioners that the Liberian Constitution allows for the “separation of powers” between the three branches of government,” with each having its separate and distinct functions.  It is purely judicial matters that have been reserved for the Judiciary, and these are matters upon which the two other branches dare not encroach.  By the same token, matters political are the exclusive preserve of the Legislative and Executive branches of government. Chief Justice Korkpor and his colleagues on the bench agreed that Ebola and all the constraints and restraints that go with it are purely political, and belong to the two political branches of the Liberian government—not the Judiciary.We think it is commendable that the eminent citizens and their fellow petitioners had the courage and commitment to the safety of their fellow Liberians to try the strength of their conviction at the highest judicial level, the full bench of the Supreme Court.  This was perfectly within their constitutional rights to do.Now that the High Court has ruled that the elections may go ahead, the ball is back in the court of the Legislature and the Executive, and most particularly its electoral arm, the National Elections Commission (NEC).It is the nation’s good fortune that the President has requested, and the Legislature has consented, that they remain in session for at least another week to handle matters relating to oil blocks which have been recently negotiated.  Once the Legislators return to the Capitol today (Monday), the  President, through her  emissaries, NEC Chair Jerome  Korkoyah included, should approach the Legislature and together come up with and agree on some guidelines on how the risk of viral transmission can be MINIMIZED as Liberians participate in the electoral process.We believe that massive campaigns are definitely out of the question.  NEC should in no uncertain terms tell the political parties and senatorial candidates that massive street demonstrations, parades and    rallies and threaten the health of the nation.  Two primary considerations must be   stressed here: first, Ebola is real, it kills and is very easy to   spread, especially through close personal contact. Second, the international community has so far spent billions of dollars helping us to contain and eradicate the virus from our shores.  This massive effort and expenditure of human and financial resources to fight the deadly Ebola virus must not be jeopardized for any non-life threatening reason, politics included.As we proceed with these elections on December 20, it is imperative that we help ourselves by doing everything possible to restrain the virus, especially preventing bodily contact which is highly unavoidable during mass rallies such as we witnessed recently. The Legislature and Executive can and must show the way forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Veterans home supporters see finish line

first_imgAssurances from Sacramento that groundbreaking is targeted for June or July of this year and occupancy by eligible veterans will take place in October 2008 have raised the spirits of those who have worked diligently to raise funds for the home’s amenities. “Here we are, coming down to the wire, facing the reality of our home within the next year, and we’re still working on our goal. We’ve revised it upward in order to accommodate inflationary prices on all the equipment we’ll need to make the facility a real home. Now we’re reaching for $200,000. We’re confident that with the wonderful participation of the people and businesses in this valley, we’ll even surpass that figure.” He said everything is positive right now and on schedule with both the state and federal government agencies that are funding the construction and will be in charge of operating and maintaining the quality of care at the home. Robert Ortiz, veterans benefits counselor in charge of the Lancaster office of the Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs department, said applications for residency will ultimately be available in his office at 335-A East Ave. K-6. “We’ve ordered them so that when everything is in place and we get the word, we’ll be ready, but these things are very complicated,” he cautioned. “Applicants will be required to bring service records and a lot of other legal documents. Many will probably need help to fill them out. “Our office is small so that will present a challenge.” Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition site in Palmdale include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for the suggested donation of $2. Monday: CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY. Tuesday: Mandarin chicken salad, marinated beets, pea salad, ice cream. Wednesday: Fish fillet, au graten potatoes, spinach, garden salad, orange. Thursday: Barbecued pork sandwich, macaroni salad, corn, carrot, raisin and pineapple salad, peaches. Friday: Beef enchilada, Spanish rice, green beans, creamy coleslaw, cheesecake. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors. Bettie Rencoret can be reached at (661) 943-2998, or messages can be left at the Daily News Antelope Valley Bureau, (661) 267-5740. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER Confidence and anticipation have replaced frustration and skepticism among members of the Citizens Committee for Lancaster’s William J. “Pete” Knight California State Veterans Home. At its meeting Wednesday the committee discussed the timetable for the proposed home, the need for continued fundraising for amenities, procedures to determine resident eligibility and the current status of the amenities fund, which amounts to $102,348. Jane Gordon, auxiliary member of Quartz Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000, which co-sponsored the recent local Veterans Welcome Home Parade, said the proceeds from that event will go to the amenities fund. The parade, a co-project of Vietnam Veteran and photographer Ray Santana along with others, attracted some 40,000 people. Meant primarily to give Vietnam veterans – who received poor treatment on their return home – the heroes’ welcomes and recognition they deserved, the parade honored veterans of all wars as well. The estimated donation of $12,000 from the parade organizers, after all bills were paid, will swell the amenities bank account to more than $114,000. “It’s amazing. I still can’t believe it. All of you around this table should give yourselves a big pat on the back,” chairman Tom Craft said. “That’s a lot of money to be raised based on the fact that all you’ve got’s a bare piece of ground out there.” Displaced by the Parks and Recreation Department from its past meeting place in the Lancaster City Hall Emergency Operations Center, the Veterans Home Committee met Wednesday in the Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce conference room on Lancaster Boulevard. Chamber executive manager Percy “Steve” Malicott indicated the invitation to hold their monthly meetings there is extended for at least a year. last_img read more

REID LOOKS FORWARD TO CHARITY NIGHT AS HE DREAMS OF ALL-IRELAND GLORY AGAIN

first_imgWith GAA fever hitting the county, what better way to celebrate Donegal’s All Ireland efforts than to honour the last team to win the title.A limited number or tickets are still available for a charity night which will mark the 20th anniversary since Donegal won the All-Ireland senior football title in 1992.The event, which takes place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday week, August 18th, has been organised by a number of the players who were part of the Donegal team which won the Sam Maguire. The three charities which will benefit from the night are The Donegal Hospice, Alzheimers Association Donegal branch and Living Links.One of the organisers, Donal Reid, who was right-half back on the history-making team, says the fact Donegal have made it through to the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork later this month has helped the profile of the event.“Donegal went 19 years without and Ulster title, and we have now won two in successive seasons which has given the entire county a huge lift in what are difficult times,” he comments.“There’s a great feel-good factor around the county and that has certainly increased the the interest on the night which a few of us came together and organised a few months back. All the players are really looking forward to it and it will be nice for us all to meet up again to mark our All-Ireland win,” he says. “But the night is all about the charities and how much money we can raise for these groups who are always in need of financial support.”“There has been a bit of confusion about the dress code, but it’s important to point out that it’s only the players who will have to adhere to the black tie dress code – those coming along to the event can choose their own style!,” he says.On the afternoon of the 18th, supporters will have an opportunity to meet the players, while the Sam Maguire will also be on display.“We are hoping that Sam will be back for a longer stay in September,” Donal states.All members of the squad will be presented with a framed page of their profile which have appeared in the Donegal Democrat as part of a special series courtesy of Donegal Democrat and RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta. Tickets for the ball, priced €25, are still available from the following outlets – Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Supervalu, Killybegs; Divers Newsagents, Ardara; Books and Charts, Dungloe; Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and SuperValu, Buncrana.Retired RTE commentator, Michael O Muircheartaigh and Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins will act as MCsREID LOOKS FORWARD TO CHARITY NIGHT AS HE DREAMS OF ALL-IRELAND GLORY AGAIN was last modified: August 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all-irelandcharity nightDONAL REIDdonegallast_img read more

LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB IS JUST THE TICKET!

first_imgPhoto : Chairman of Letterkenny Rugby Club, Denis Faulkner & Marty Boylan, Letterkenny Rugby Club Vice President.Letterkenny Rugby Club has received great news after they were awarded an increase in International Rugby Club tickets.They were delighted that the Ulster Rugby Branch acknowledged and awarded this very generous increase in tickets to the club for their progress and ongoing development of the club across all levels.Speaking on behalf of the club, chairman Denis Faulkner said the club have been very fortunate and grateful to the Ulster Rugby Branch for their generous allocation of International Tickets this year to the club. “It is great for all of us, our main sponsor Brendan Kelly of Kelly’s Toyota and all our club sponsors and members that we are seen to be always progressing and developing, this has a significantly positive effect on our club and the local rugby community as a whole”.“Next Wednesday evening December 2nd we will have an International Booking evening from 7-9pm at the club house. The ticket allocation has to be a fair allocation and will be on a first come first served basis. We will also hold our annual registration for membership on the evening, so we hope that everyone will come along and it is also a great chance to catch up & meet other club members”, says Denis.The ticket allocation will be for the following games – Ireland v Italy 12th March 2016, Ireland v Scotland 19th of March and Ireland v Wales 7th of February. Letterkenny Rugby Club in association with main sponsors Kelly’s Toyota, Port Rd., Letterkenny.Photo : Chairman of Letterkenny Rugby Club, Denis Faulkner & Marty Boylan, Letterkenny Rugby Club Vice President. LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB IS JUST THE TICKET! was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBticket allocationlast_img read more

POPULAR FAST-FOOD OUTLET CLOSES WITH LOSS OF SIX JOBS

first_imgA popular fast-food outlet in Letterkenny has closed its door with the loss of six jobs.The Abrakebabra restaurant in Letterkenny.Abrakebabra, which was located on the town’s Main Street, did not open for business yesterday.Staff at the store, which was recently taken over by new management, were told the restaurant would not be opening yesterday. It is understood that the volume of trading was not enough to sustain the business.The closure of the restaurant comes as Letterkenny’s town centre continues to struggle to attract business although there is speculation that at least two new businesses are to soon open on the Main Street.And local traders have vowed to rebuild the town centre’s once-thriving economic life.A consortium of local businesses recently appointed former Mayor of Letterkenny and county councillor Dessie Larkin as the new town manager. His new remit has been to breath new life back onto the town’s Main Street which has struggled to compete with the larger retail parks on the edge of the town.However, the issue of rates has been mooted as one of the main reasons why some businesses will not set up in the centre of the town.  POPULAR FAST-FOOD OUTLET CLOSES WITH LOSS OF SIX JOBS was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AbrakebabraBusinesscloseddonegalletterkennylast_img read more

Who Laid a Fossil Egg?

first_img51; The news media are all excited that a pterosaur fossil has been found with an egg – a very rare association.  To the media, like the BBC News, this can only mean one thing: the pterosaur was a female, and now they can differentiate female and male pterosaur fossils.  They affectionately named the fossil, a member of the genus Darwinopterus, “Mrs. T.”  See also the reports and pictures at National Geographic, PhysOrg, and Live Science, which speculated further, saying: “Now scientists have discovered a female pterosaur preserved together with one of her eggs, shedding light on what the reproductive strategies of these reptiles might have been like.  These new findings reveal that pterosaur eggs and nests may not have been birdlike after all.”Actually, it was Daddy Darwinopterus taking his turn sitting on the egg.  Back then, you see, pterosaurs shared parenting responsibilities.  How do we know?  We don’t, and neither do the reporters.  The scientists are probably right in their assessment, but one cannot know such things for sure without having been there.    Far be it from the media to exercise restraint or critical thinking.  Beware the hubris of scientists, especially when they name their fossils after Darwin – the Grand Wizard of Storytelling (12/22/2003).(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The money chase, 2016: U.S. budget out today, be ready with this six-chart primer on science spending

first_img5. Six agencies account for more than 95% of total federal expenditures on basic research, which amounts to about $32 billion this year.Biomedical research rules. The National Institutes of Health is the single most important supporter of basic research, followed by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and NASA. (These numbers come from the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program.) Source: AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program 3. What really matters is science’s share of discretionary spending: Three cents out of every dollar.That red slice of the pie (upper left) feeds many researchers. Overall, military spending accounts for about one-half of discretionary spending. And although the Pentagon funds some science, most is funded by nondefense agencies. (The military is a major funder of a few fields, including engineering research, computer science, and math.) The annual U.S. federal budget cycle is set to kick off today at 11:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C.,  when the White House releases its spending request to Congress for the 2016 fiscal year that begins in October. Many researchers will be watching closely to see how it treats the agencies that fund their work—and ScienceInsider will be reporting the numbers and providing analysis throughout the day.President Barack Obama has already signaled that he will ask for a 7% increase in discretionary spending (the part of the budget that includes annual research funding). But it’s not yet known how much key science funding agencies will get. Then the Republican-led Congress gets to weigh in, and it’s almost certain to object to things the president wants. Still, the White House request helps set the terms of the annual budget debate, which likely won’t be settled until late this year.Here is some background that will help you put the numbers in context, along with some resources that provide more information.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)1. The big picture: Most federal spending pays for mandatory programs and interest on the debt.All federal spending on research and development (about $140 billion in 2015) fits into the relatively small “discretionary spending” portion of the federal budget. Discretionary spending, which is the only part of the budget that Congress and the White House can control from year to year, accounted for just 29% of the nearly $4 trillion the government will spend this year (the green slice in this pie chart, prepared by the nonprofit National Priorities Project). The rest—71%—goes to so-called mandatory programs, such as the Medicare health program for senior citizens, and interest on the federal debt. This spending is automatic, although Congress can always change the rules that determine how it will be distributed. (The next few charts are based on the White House’s 2015 spending request.) 6. Federal R&D spending has flattened in recent years.A variety of forces, including a laboring economy and efforts to rein in federal spending in the face of looming deficits, have caused some research agency budgets to grow relatively slowly, or in some cases fail to keep pace with inflation. These trends have prompted concern in the research community, which argues they threaten to dampen innovation and long-term economic growth. (In the graph below. “ARRA” refers to the 2009 stimulus spending package.)center_img 4. The majority of funding for basic and applied research comes from nondefense agencies.Many analysts consider spending on basic research to be an especially important barometer of the health of the scientific enterprise. It’s seen as the foundation for innovation, new products, and a higher standard of living. The majority of basic research spending comes from the nondefense discretionary budget. What’s next?Many research groups are hoping that the 2016 budget process ends with appreciable increases in federal spending on research. But a 2011 budget deal between Congress and the White House puts relatively tight limits on how much discretionary spending can grow. With its request for a 7% increase, the White House will argue that it is time to lift those caps. But budget hawks say that the federal deficit, now $460 billion after topping $1 trillion early in the Obama administration, is still too large. Whose side will prevail?If you’d like to learn more about the federal budget process and U.S. science spending, check out these resources:National Priorities Project “Federal Budget 101” primerThe R&D Budget and Policy Program of AAAS (publisher of ScienceInsider)Congressional Research Service report on Federal Research Development Funding: FY2015Come back to ScienceInsider to see our rolling coverage of the budget release.Click here to see all of our Budget 2016 coverage.*Clarification, 1 February, 10:02 p.m.: The text accompanying the third graph has been revised to clarify that it refers to all discretionary spending and that the military is a major funder of some research fields. *Updated, 2 February, 7:45 a.m. 2. Science gets about 1% of total annual federal spending, but that’s not the most important number.Science is that tiny light orange slice at the lower right.last_img read more

IIT Bombay Girl Gets Top Offer From Uber, to Work in US

first_imgLaddha was offered the job by Uber International which made the highest offer to students across some of the IITs during this year’s placements Related Itemslast_img

Thunder center Kanter says father arrested in Turkey

first_imgMOST READ The Oklahoma City Thunder center, who had voiced support for Muslim cleric Fethulla Gulen in Twitter postings after an attempted putsch last July aimed at ousting Erdogan, said thousands in Turkey could face similar fates for their support of the Gulen-inspired Hizmet, which he calls a social initiative advocating for human rights.Turkey, meanwhile, accuses US-based Gulen of ordering the failed coup and refers to the movement as the “Fethulla Terrorist Organization”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKanter’s family has publicly denounced the player’s support of Gulen.The pro-government Anadolu news agency reported Friday that Mehmet Kanter had been placed in protective custody in connection with an inquiry targeting Gulen. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 22: Turkish NBA Player Enes Kanter speaks to media during a news conference about his detention at a Romanian airport on May 22, 2017 in New York City. Kanter returned to the U.S. after being detained for several hours at a Romanian airport following statements he made criticizing Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFPTurkish NBA player Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Friday his father had been arrested in Istanbul and could face torture.“My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party,” Kanter wrote on his website. “He may get tortured for simply being my family member.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The arrest came a week after a warrant was issued for Enes Kanter, whose passport has been cancelled by Turkish authorities.Kanter, who has compared Erdogan to Adolf Hitler, was briefly detained in Romania on May 20 but returned to the United States with his green card, telling reporters he wanted to seek American citizenship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stosur urges Court to stop comments about same-sex marriage Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more