Explore the Gorge Adventure Giveaway

first_imgRules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on August 15, 2018 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before August 15, 2018 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. Get ready to charge the New River Gorge with Adventures on the Gorge in Lansing, W.Va. You’ll have two days of adventure, a two-night stay, and a full belly to keep you energized to charge the rapids, ziplines, and more. To enter, simply sign up below! Name: Email*: Phone Number: Address*: City*: State*: ALAKAZARCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWYZip Code*: I certify that I am over the age of 18.WIN ONE MORE ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST! I would like to receive updates from BRO, and prize partners straight to my inbox!* denotes required fieldlast_img read more

Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial by: – October 10, 2011center_img Share Share High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks this morning ordered that a victim impact assessment be conducted by staff of the Social Services in an indecent assault trial.Justice Stephenson-Brooks allocated three weeks in which time the Social Services should meet with the victim, whose name will not be mentioned because she is a minor, and her family to assist Her Ladyship in making an informed decision.The defendant R.A who entered a not-guilty plea on the 26th of September, 2011 at the opening of the September Criminal Assizes, this morning changed his plea to guilty.According to the facts presented to the Court by attorney Clement Joseph of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, on the 24th of December, 2009 the victim who was eleven years at the time returned home at Castle Bruce with her mother and the accused, who was at the time in a relationship with the victim’s mother.While at home the victim changed her clothes and went to the kitchen for water and the defendant stood next to the victim without saying anything, he grabbed her buttocks, squeezed it and no words were exchanged between them at that time. The victim proceeded downstairs to the bathroom and the defendant had gone down there before the victim. The victim wearing only an underwear and bath towel wrapped around her and when she met the defendant downstairs, he pulled the towel and pulled her towards him with her back towards him, rubbing himself on her. The victim went to bathe and after went upstairs and told her mother what had taken place. Her mother confronted the defendant in the presence of the victim and he said he was sorry for what happened and would like to be forgiven by both the mother and the victim.On the 13th of March, 2011 the mother made a report at the Castle Bruce Police Station where the investigations commenced and another confrontation was held between the victim and the defendant in the presence of the grandmother of the victim, where he admitted to the offense. He was then arrested and charged and a Preliminary Inquiry held.Attorney at Law Mr David Bruney in making a plea in mitigation for his client told the Court that his client is a thirty-seven year old with an employment history with H.H.V. Whitchurch as a mobile salesman for the past six years and by his inquiry indicates that the defendant is a valuable member of staff.According to Mr Bruney, his client is a peaceful person and one positive aspect which has resulted from this unfortunate matter is that the Defendant pleaded guilty and has not allowed the victim to go through a trial.Mr Bruney also said the victim can feel vindicated that society has protected her and that the perpetrator of this unfortunate act is facing punishment.He further informed the Court that his victim does not have any previous convictions and before today was seen as an upstanding member of his grouping, that it is unfortunate that this type of matter has brought him before the Court, and he therefore requests that some type of counseling be ordered for him to be sure that he is not going to re-offend.Mr Bruney says his client has shown genuine remorse and the shame he feels having perpetrated this act has touched him deeply. He said further that the defendant immediately asked for forgiveness according to the facts presented by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and that based on his investigations this was an isolated event as the victim was brave enough to report it, she would have also reported if a similar incident occurred.Mr Bruney told the Court he is comfortable enough to say that his client can still be a valuable member of society and asked the Court not to impose a custodial sentence on him. He further stated that a suspended sentence with counseling which will examine what was in the Defendant’s head at the time, what caused a law abiding man to perpetrate this appalling act.Justice Stephenson-Brooks informed the Court that she agrees with Mr Bruney that the Defendant needs counseling but would need a report as to what kind of counseling should be ordered. She therefore ordered that the Social Services also meet with the defendant and a report submitted to the Court to assist her in making an informed decision.The trial has been adjourned until the 14th of November, 2011 and the defendant was warned to return to Court on that date as the terms and conditions of his bail continue.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more