Man charged with sexual assault in West Odessa

first_img Facebook Man charged with sexual assault in West Odessa Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 James Robinson A man sexually assaulted a woman in his travel trailer in West Odessa after he messaged her over social media that his father was in the hospital, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office affidavit detailed. James Robinson, 18, was charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. The incident reportedly happened Dec. 9 at a travel trailer on Huntington Street in West Odessa. The woman reported the incident to ECSO deputies on Dec. 11. The woman told deputies that Robinson messaged her on social media after his father was ill and in the intensive care unit at Medical Center Hospital, the affidavit stated. The woman stated she wanted to be a friend to Robinson, so she met him at MCH. Robinson reportedly asked the woman to go to his house with him to pack his father an overnight bag and she agreed. Robinson and the woman arrived at the travel trailer and once inside, Robinson pushed the woman and she fell to the floor, the affidavit stated. Robinson reportedly picked up the woman, pulled her shirt over her head and threw her on the bed. Robinson pulled the woman’s pants and panties off and then penetrated the woman’s vagina with his penis, the affidavit detailed. The woman stated she told Robinson to stop, but he kept on going. Robinson reportedly told the woman ‘I waited all these years for payback.’ The woman told deputies she didn’t know if Robinson used a condom or if he ejaculated inside her. Robinson was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $50,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, jail records show. WhatsApp Previous articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High falls late in close contest to Midland LeeNext article010318_UTPB_WT_A&M_men_04 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Phones around the US buzz with the first national emergency alert test Wednesday

first_imgFederal Emergency Management Agency(NEW YORK) — It was loud and intrusive. And there’s no way around it.At 2:18 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, almost every cell phone in the U.S. sounded an alarm and vibrated. The “Presidential Alert,” orchestrated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was a test to see if FEMA’s nationwide wireless emergency alert system works as hoped and can reach most Americans in advance of a national crisis, such as a nuclear attack or terrorist attack in multiple cities.There is no way to opt out, and not everyone is pleased. Actress Alyssa Milano has tweeted at FEMA asking how to opt out, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump for not asking consumers for their consent first.And there was a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York wanting FEMA — and Trump – to abandon the program because it “is tantamount to hijacking private property for the purpose of planting a government-controlled loudspeaker in the home and on the person of every American.” A federal judge denied the request for an injunction Wednesday morning.But FEMA officials say the test is needed necessary to reach all Americans during times of major disaster or attack. The message also won’t be coming directly from Trump or any other president, despite being called a “Presidential Level Alert.” Emergency messages are pre-written and approved by various government agencies in advance of any test or emergency.One possible way to avoid the alert is to turn off one’s phone. FEMA says the alert will not interrupt a phone call or an active data session. But that could change, as officials say they are working to ensure the alerts reach everyone.FEMA officials say they expect the alert to reach 75 percent of wireless-enabled devices, including cell phones and smartwatches.Even if cell phone users have opted out of other emergency alerts for imminent weather threats or AMBER alerts they should still receive the national-level alert.The message Wednesday will read “Presidential Alert: This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”About two minutes after the wireless emergency alert, the broadcast system will send a similar message through radio and television stations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Not all face masks equally effective in curbing COVID-19 transmission: Health Ministry

first_imgHowever, he noted that it was highly advisable to add an extra layer inside of a cloth mask to ensure a higher degree of protection.Furthermore, a cloth mask may only be used for a maximum of three hours, at which point the wearer must replace the mask, given that the material tends to absorb droplets from the mouth, he added.Read also: Government to step up mask-wearing campaign amid rising COVID-19 casesAchmad went on to advise the public against wearing masks made of neoprene fabric – often marketed as “scuba” masks – as well as multifunctional headwear or buff masks. “[Scuba and buff masks] do not meet the [health] requirements.”According to the ministry, the chance of COVID-19 contagion might be reduced to as low as 1.5 percent when both the virus carrier and a healthy individual wear masks.The ministry’s mask-wearing policy has previously become a major point of contention, however, when Minister Terawan Agus Putranto initially only advised sick people to wear masks amid the rush of panic-buying at the onset of the pandemic.At the time of writing, the ministry’s office in Kuningan, South Jakarta is the largest virus cluster in the capital.Topics : The Health Ministry has called on the public to use only masks that actually protect them against the coronavirus, explaining that not all masks are made equal.The ministry’s disease control and prevention general director, Achmad Yurianto, said in a statement issued on Monday that three types of masks were specifically designed to prevent the wearer from transmitting and contracting diseases, including COVID-19.“One is the N95 mask, a standard-issue mask typically worn by health workers who directly handle viruses in the laboratory. The others are the surgical mask and cloth mask,” said Achmad.last_img read more

Men ‘biologically wired’ to care for children

first_imgFrom the Telegraphin the UKA study found that men’s testosterone levels fell by around a third in the days and months after their partner gave birth. The more caring side of a man’s character emerged as levels of the hormones fell, said scientists, who believe that the process is nature’s way of trying to ensure that fathers stay for the long haul of child–rearing.They found that men with higher testosterone levels – associated with dominant and aggressive behaviour – were both more likely to secure a partner and father children. But after the birth itself testosterone levels in these men dropped.“Humans are unusual among mammals in that our offspring are dependent upon older individuals for feeding and protection for more than a decade,” said Christopher Kuzawa, a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Chicago, and a coauthor of the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Raising human offspring is such an effort that it is cooperative by necessity, and our study shows that human fathers are biologically wired to help with the job.”last_img read more

Russian Ambassador to Guyana tours Banks DIH Limited

first_imgDuring a recent visit to the corporate head office of Banks DIH Limited, Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz and the beverage company’s Chairman and Managing Director, Clifford Reis were engaged in fruitful discussions as they officially met for the first time.From right: Banks Chairman and Managing Director Clifford Reis in discussion with Ambassador Alexander Kurmaz in the Rotunda at Thirst Park as Mrs Kurmaz looks onThe Russian delegation comprised the Ambassador’s wife and third secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kornilov.Opportunities of mutual benefit were among some of the topics discussed, during a simple lunch attended by the company’s Operations Director Michael Pereira, Human Resources Director Andrew Carto and Engineering Services Director Shabir Hussain.Ambassador Kurmaz was also taken on a guided tour of the company’s rum factory and soft drink plant by the executives.last_img read more