WASHINGTON: A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique. Supporters and critics alike of “genetic genealogy” — the technique used to identify the suspected “Golden State Killer” by making DNA matches with his distant relatives — have followed the case of William Talbott II, who will appear in court starting this week in Seattle. The trucker is accused of killing two young Canadians, Jay Cook, 20, and his girlfriend Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, in 1987. Cook was suffocated to death, with a pack of cigarettes stuffed into his throat, and Van Cuylenborg died of a gunshot wound to the head. After decades of unsuccessful searching, Seattle police finally arrested Talbott in May 2018, although he had not raised suspicions until then. “If it hadn’t been for genetic genealogy, we wouldn’t be … [Read more...] about First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence
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All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is "preparing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets" when contracts can officially be completed in free agency on July 6, the Boston Herald reported Thursday. The Herald report cited separate sources pointing to an Irving-Nets union but said the Boston Celtics have not been informed of Irving's plans and remain optimistic he could remain with the team. The top pick in the 2011 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving is a six-time All-Star viewed as one of the best players available in a loaded free agent class this summer. Prior to the just-completed season, Irving grabbed the microphone at TD Garden and told a packed house of season-ticket holders he planned to commit to the Celtics long-term. "I needed just some time to kind of be back in Boston and feel great about different things I wanted to explore in my career," Irving said at the time. He said he dreamt of his No. 11 hanging from the rafters one day, joining the retired numbers of legendary Celtics. … [Read more...] about News NBA: Kyrie Irving moving to Brooklyn?
The plight of Sanruethai Wansiri, 41, of Udon Thani, was publicised on Facebook by user "Edd Zafeero Sriyotha", who posted photos of her lying in bed. She reportedly fell into a coma after a dental operation and has been on a respiratory system in intensive care since May 17 at great expense. Chak Samutklin, a provincial labour official, visited her 68-year-old mother, Suwanmalai Wansiri, in Kudjab district. She purportedly said her daughter entered South Korea on a tourist visa and had since been working illegally. She said she heard the news from her daughter’s South Korean boss. “Wansiri’s husband is a taxi driver in Bangkok and they have two children, aged 11 and nine. She sent some money back home to help me pay the debts from her flight to Korea,” her mother said. Suwanmalai expressed her sadness that her daughter was sick overseas and she could not visit. Chak said he would ask his superiors to see if help could be provided. … [Read more...] about Family appeals for help with Korean hospital bills
He would go on regular humanitarian and mission trips abroad to help the less fortunate and had even asked his friends to join him on his trips. On Monday, all prospect of such trips ended when Dr Jimmy Tang Chian Piao died while on holiday with church friends in the Maldives. The 52-year-old Singaporean dentist was found floating face down and motionless in a lagoon at the Club Med Kanifinolhu resort in North Male atoll. According to Maldives news website the Maldives Independent, the incident was reported to the police at 12.39pm. News reports from the Maldives said Dr Tang was rushed to the ADK Hospital in the capital, Male, and died while undergoing treatment. There was allegedly no autopsy done, so the exact cause of death was not clear. But a friend and former classmate of Dr Tang's told The New Paper yesterday that he heard Dr Tang suffered a heart attack while in the water, which caused him to drown. The water in the lagoon was reportedly not deep. The friend, who declined to … [Read more...] about Singaporean dentist dies on holiday in Maldives
Sadly, we at the Embassy in Bangkok have seen many instances whereU.S. citizens discover, too late,that essential, high-qualityhealth care is out of financial reach and their options are limited. As you contemplate your own preparedness, we urge you to plan for a few key expenses: medical treatment, nursing care, and, if necessary, medical evacuation. Do You Have a Plan to Receive Treatment in Thailand? Access to healthcare in the United States and Thailand differs. When you live abroad, Medicare(https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad/insurance-providers-overseas.html) cannot pay for your healthcare.U.S. healthcare programs that can sometimes be used overseas, such asprivate health insurance, TRICARE (http://www.tricare-overseas.com/), andVA-provided care (https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/fmp/index.asp), work differently and may require upfront payments.As a non-Thai, youdo not enjoy the same … [Read more...] about Have a Plan for Successful Aging ?