The news comes a few days before the Supreme Court nominee’s scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a previous allegation of sexual assault.
Another woman came forward accusing sexual misconduct at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, just before his scheduled testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a former allegation of sexual assault.
Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, said to The New Yorker that Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and showed himself to her while they were classmates there.
“I remember a penis being in front of my face,” said Ramirez, who says she had been drinking. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.”
She told the magazine that she pushed the person away.
“I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated,” she said. She added that she recalled Kavanaugh next to her, pulling up his pants. “Brett was laughing,” she said. “I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants…. Somebody yelled down the hall, ‘Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face,’” she said. “It was his full name. I don’t think it was just ‘Brett.’ And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there.”
In the last week, three people familiar with the situation told NBC about Ramirez’s complaint. Ramirez, who is 53, is the same age as Kavanaugh and they both graduated from the university in 1987.
Ramirez, who is now married and lives in Boulder, Colorado, is a volunteer and board member at a nonprofit group that helps victims of domestic violence, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. Ramirez sent questions from NBC on Saturday to her lawyer, Stanley Garnett, who did not reply to requests for comment during the weekend.
The most recent accusation comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee gets ready for presentations on Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were in high school. Earlier Saturday, Ford agreed to testify before the committee next week, though her attorneys signaled that several details about her showing were still being decided. Kavanaugh has already agreed to testify at the hearing, which had originally been scheduled for Monday.
Minutes after the release of The New Yorker’s report, the White House released a pair of statements denying the claim.
“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen,” said Kavanaugh. “The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”
The White House itself mirrored Kavanaugh’s refutes.
“This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man,” said White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec. “This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”
Liberty Defense (SCAN.V) (LDDFF) Enters Cruise Industry, Signs Agreement with Port Tampa Bay
TAMPA, FL and VANCOUVER , Oct. 28, 2019 /CNW/ – Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (” Liberty “) (TSXV: SCAN; FRANKFURT : LD2; OTCQB: LDDFF), a leading concealed weapons detection solutions company, is announcing that it has signed a collaboration agreement (“CoA”) with Port Tampa Bay to beta test HEXWAVE.
The Tampa Bay /Orlando I-4 Corridor region is the fastest growing region of the state, home to more than eight million residents and welcoming over 60 million visitors per year.
Between the years 2007 and 2017, total cruise ship passenger capacity grew by 25 per cent in North America , with the following 10 years estimated to see a further 41 per cent increase, according to a 2017 report.
Beta testing involves testing HEXWAVE in a live environment such as Port Tampa Bay with the initial Alpha testing to occur at Liberty’s Center of Excellence laboratory in Atlanta .
HEXWAVE uses low-power, radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify weapons. The system is built to be modular and scalable and may be used both indoors and outdoors, providing security teams with a flexible and effective security solution. These characteristics also have the ability to enable a layered defense strategy for a venue, meaning the ability to detect threats at the perimeter of the property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people.
” Port Tampa Bay will be an excellent partner on this project. The port will be able to provide Liberty with new learning opportunities by opening up access to the unique aspects of security for cruise lines, which have frequent vacationers traveling in and out of Florida ,” said Bill Riker , CEO of Liberty Defense. “The port environment will bring its own set of challenges from an operational perspective. Ultimately, the data’s integration into our product development efforts will be invaluable,” added Riker.
Port Tampa Bay President/CEO Paul Anderson said, “Having recently celebrated over one million cruise ship passengers in one fiscal year for the first time in our history, its imperative that we continue to seek opportunities to evaluate technologies like those developed by Liberty Defense. The potential of HEXWAVE’s high throughput is very appealing to us because it provides a new way to strengthen our security posture and ensure the safety of all passengers without slowing down the flow of visitor traffic. We are looking forward to working with Liberty Defense to test this new technology that will help us to stay ahead of potential threats.”
This beta testing phase is a key part of HEXWAVE’s development process. Testing the system in operational and diverse facilities can help to ensure that it is aligned to market requirements. Beta testing is expected to begin later in 2019 and progress into 2020. Liberty will also beta test HEXWAVE at FC Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena in Germany , Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia , Maryland Stadium Authority’s Camden Yards Complex, in the state of Utah , with the Virginia Division of Capitol Police, in Sleiman shopping centers, in a Hindu temple, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto Pearson International Airport, and with the University of Wisconsin Police Department.
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About Liberty Defense
Liberty provides security solutions for concealed weapon detection in high volume foot traffic areas and has secured an exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ), as well as a technology transfer agreement, for patents related to active 3D radar imaging technology that are packaged into the HEXWAVE product. The system is designed to provide discrete, modular and scalable protection to provide layered, stand-off detection capability. This is intended to provide a means to proactively counter evolving urban threats. The sensors with active 3D radar imaging and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enhanced automatic detection are designed to detect metallic and non-metallic firearms, knives, explosives and other threats. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more: LibertyDefense.com
About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port, supporting nearly 85,000 jobs and generating $18 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. For more information, visit https://www.porttb.com/.
About the cruise industry
In North America
North American cruise capacity is set to grow by an estimated 41% over the next 10 years, compared to the previous 10 years which saw a 25% increase in passenger capacity, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. The fleet will grow from ~199 ships and a passenger capacity of 13.7 million in 2017 to 242 ships and a passenger capacity of 19.3 million in 2027.
Globally, 30 million passengers are expected to cruise in 2019, according to statistics from Cruise Lines International Association, compared to 28.5 million in 2018.
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Stock Price Newsletter – October 18, 2019
Biotech ETF’s Just Hit New Highs: 3 Stocks To Watch
The biotech sector has a plethora of stocks though. Therefore, an investor needs to put in the necessary research. On that note, here is a look at three biotech stocks to watch as sector stocks enjoy a bull run in October.
In Case You Missed It: Sernova (SVA) (SEOVF) Finds C-Peptide In Phase I/II Fasting Patient
Sernova Corp. (SVA) (SEOVF) has detected enduring levels of C-peptide (measured up to 30 days and continuing), a biomarker of transplanted beta cell insulin production, in the bloodstream of a fasting patient in its continuing phase I/II Cell Pouch United States clinical study of type-1 diabetes.
These Healthcare & Biotech Stocks Deserve Your Attention This Month
The positive results provided a break for the sector. Furthermore, healthcare stocks have risen by 5.7% this year. The entire index has seen a nearly 20 percent gain, according to The Wall Street Journal. With this in mind, healthcare and biotechnology stocks are in focus this month.
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Are These Stocks To Buy Or Sell: Snap (SNAP), Shake Shack (SHAK)
After A Strong First Half, What’s Next For These Two Stock?
Several stocks have mustered monster returns this year with some companies with market caps of more than $200 million more than doubling. Among the companies that have seen their stocks more than doubled this year are social media company Snap (NYSE: SNAP) and burger chain Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK).
Snap Overcame a Rough 2018
Snap is the biggest social medial winner this year following last year’s disappointments. The parent of chatting app Snapchat’s 2018 was stained by the failure of its wearable tech. There was also a poor reception of its app update and weakening platform growth. Snap stock plummeted after it failed to launch a comeback.
In an unlikely performance, the company saw its revenue soar 48%. This was a rare occurrence for a company that appeared to be peaking in 2018. Currently, the company has over 203 million daily active users using its app. Its ability for monetization seems to be accelerating. The company is capitalizing on its target population which is usually young people.
Shake Shack Benefitting from Third Party Delivery Apps
Shake Shack is the only restaurant stock that has more than doubled this year. This is even after most investors thought that its valuation was high at the beginning of 2019. The chain’s revenue jumped 31% in Q2 as sharp expansion, as well as a 3.6% upturn in comps, continues to fuel its top-line rally. This was exciting news on the bottom line as the company missed Wall Street estimates as it has been in the last four quarters.
The company has also improved its guidance. It has also benefitted from third-party apps offering restaurant operators an alternative of beefing up takeout orders. Shake Shack stock is still trading at 6 times its forward sales. This may be a steep valuation for the stock more so considering it is a restaurant industry stock. The company is, however, improving its fundamentals which are instrumental in overcoming valuation concerns.
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