July 2019

first_imgADE Gardner’s loan spell at Hull KR has been extended for the rest of the season.The 30-year-old winger, who has made 286 appearances for the Saints, has played three times for Craig Sandercock’s side.With first team opportunities limited at Langtree Park both clubs have agreed for him to remain in Hull.“We’re pleased that Ade has got valuable game time at Hull KR,” Saints CEO Mike Rush said. “As stated previously, it’s clear Ade needs to be playing week in week out and remaining on loan at Hull KR will enable him to do that.“We wish him all the best for the rest of the season and we’d like to thank Mike Smith and everyone at the Robins for making this happen.”last_img read more

first_imgONE of the integral parts of the Academy’s Tour of Australia is Dave Woods.The experienced coach is the glue that makes the trip successful.Saints Player Performance Manager Neil Kilshaw said: “There’s a phenomenal amount of work that goes on behind the scenes for the tours to be a success and run smoothly.“Throughout each of the last five one constant behind those scenes has been Dave Woods. Many will know Dave as a former coach of Castleford (orchestrating them back into Super League in 2005), York, Gateshead and Whitehaven, but we also know him as the tour bus driver, tour guide and top BBQ man! “We first encountered Dave in 2004 when we used his bus company for the duration of the tour, and quickly developed a close friendship that saw him pretty much stay with us for the duration of the trip as our personal guide!“His knowledge of the area, the opposition, the contacts and the short cuts was invaluable. In the winter of 2004 Dave relocated his family to the UK to forge his coaching career, yet every other year he has travelled back to Australia to ferry us around Sydney.“In selfless fashion Dave has also helped to organise the parents’ trip that runs alongside the touring party, giving up his free time once over there to take them to the Blue Mountains or the zoo.“Naturally, we’ve all worked hard to educate Dave into ways of St Helens and as such he’s now lives in St Helens as the landlord of the Bull & Dog in Sutton and the Victoria pub in Earlestown. He’s a regular at Langtree Park and a fully respected member of our performance department.“Thanks for everything Dave and make sure you save an extra sausage on the BBQ for me…”Pictured is Dave winning The Co-operative National League Two Coach of the Year as Gateshead coach.last_img read more

200000 boat stolen from Gore Marine

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Someone stole a boat worth nearly $200,000 from Gore Marine Metal Fabricators, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.34 ft boat stolen from Gore Marine (Photo: NHSO)Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer says a 34-foot center console Venture boat was stolen Sunday around 9:20 p.m.- Advertisement – The boat is white with a blue pinstripe and a cobalt blue bottom. It has new grey twin Yamaha 300s. The triple axle trailer has the word “Rocket” in boldface black letters on both sides.The trailer has a Maine registration plate on it. The electronics are Garmin with radar, Sirius XM radio, 12-inch Chart Plotter, and 8-inch sonar/depth/fish finder.If you have any information, call the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4162 or click here to submit a tip.last_img read more

Teacher of the Week Sara Hribar

first_img Ms. Hribar says her students inspire her and make her lover her work.  “I think they are important and they matter,” she says when describing her teaching style.  “I want them to know they can make a difference.”  She also says “they already act like little adults.”  In fact, her class planned and threw her a birthday party all by themselves.When they leave her class, Ms. Hribar says it’s most important that they know “they need to stand up for themselves and do what’s right.”If you know someone who is an excellent teacher click here. BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Sara Hribar makes a point of letting her students know they are important and loved in her classroom.  Her attitude is what helps her kids thrive at Belville Elementary School and is why she is the WWAY Michael and Son Teacher of the Week.Teaching her students to be good people is as important to Ms. Hribar as teaching her lesson plans. “I just want them to be good people,” she says, “We really talk about kindness all the time.”- Advertisement – last_img read more

Villa Leoni will not be turned into a 7 storey hotel

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Google MapsGoogle Maps Villa Leoni, a scheduled property in Saint Julian’s, will not be turned into a seven-storey hotel, after said application was rejected by the Planning Authority (PA).Villa Leoni is scheduled at Grade 2 level and is located within an Urban Conservation Area. A proposal had been submitted, proposing that the villa turns into a hotel having seven storeys overlooking Birkirkara Hill and six floors overlooking Main Street.The Superintendence for Cultural Heritage had said that this proposal is not compatible with the building’s cultural heritage value. The PA case officer had recommended the application for refusal.Projects architect Edwin Mintoff argued that the villa would be retained practically in its entirety.The application was shot down by ten votes to two.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

VillasBoas set to resume his coaching career

first_img SharePrint Andre Villas-Boas is close to becoming Marseille’s new manager following the resignation of Rudi Garcia. The former Porto, Chelsea, Tottenham and Zenit St Petersburg coach has been away from the dugout since November 2017 after leaving Shanghai SIPG.According to France Football, Villas-Boas and Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have agreed on a two-year deal worth £6.35m per season. The 41-year-old Portuguese coach is best remembered for his time with Porto where he won a treble in 2011.Marseille finished fifth in La Ligue and will compete in the Europa League having missed out on a Champions League spot.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Apple updates the MacBook Air slashes price by 100

first_imgAdvertisement Apple’s smallest Macs are now a bit more competitive as Apple lowers the MacBook Air price and drops in a faster Intel processor.The new models now start at $899 from $999 in the US and £749 from £849 in the UK for for the 11-inch model, and $999 from $1,099 in the US and £849 from £949 in the UK for the 13-inch model.Apple’s new MacBook Airs gain processor improvements, using new Intel Haswell chips that push power up a notch, which should make for even faster, more efficient operation over the models introduced last year at WWDC in June. Storage options also get tweaked, with better baseline options. Everything from the base model to the top end gets improved processors. – Advertisement – Mac sales were up 5 percent last quarter when compared year over year, while the rest of the PC industry actually fell about the same amount over the same period (roughly 4 percent), as measured by IDC. Macs are the only category of computers to have gained share in the PC industry for 31 out of the past 32 quarters, too (that is eight years).The MacBook Air has arguably become Apple’s flagship Mac in recent years, after a debut as somewhat of an oddity and outlier device. When Apple introduced its significantly redesigned MacBook Air in 2010, introducing an 11.6-inch model alongside the 13.3-inch version, that changed and the device became a strong seller. Eventually, the price point for the entry-level models fell below $1,000, and it became the defacto replacement for the basic MacBook. Which means the ultraportable was no longer exotic, but was instead the natural option for most users.Source: TechCrunchlast_img read more

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jennifer Evans PHONE: 713-348-6777 E-MAIL: jevans@rice.eduSafeguarding future access to digital information to be focus of May 8 conference Databases and word-processing documents are convenient and powerful forms of communication, but they can’t survive years of neglect without being lost forever. To address that problem, experts from across the nation will examine the issue of safeguarding today’s digital data for tomorrow’s researchers at “Vanishing Bits & Bytes: Preserving Information,” the 10th annual Houston Conference on Health Informatics to be held May 8 in the Texas Medical Center. “As with the general public, many researchers are so wrapped up in their day-to-day work that they forget the electronic media on which they put their data and thoughts are very impermanent,” said M.J. Figard, lead organizer of the conference and digital initiatives librarian at Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. “Preservation is not something that is foremost in their minds today, but it well may be tomorrow. And it certainly will be for future researchers.” The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, 6901 Bertner, and will focus on answering questions about how the information can be preserved, what should be preserved and who should preserve it. Creators of electronic information will learn about the issues inherent in protecting information created in an easily manipulated and easily destroyed medium as well as the role of libraries and archives in the preservation process. Samuel Kaplan, one of the three featured speakers, is chair of the national advisory committee for PubMed Central, a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health aimed at preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to electronic biomedical literature. “My principal concern with regard to the preservation of digital information encompassing the basic scientific literature — as both an active publishing scientist and one responsible for the generation of a portion of the scientific literature through the American Society for Microbiology — is that the literature remains universally available to the largest number of readers and authors possible, and that it remains uncorrupted over the long term,” Kaplan said. “These were not really serious issues when ‘print’ was the medium, but that is no longer the case.” Kaplan, who is also a professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will discuss at the conference concerns about preserving research data from the perspective of an active researcher and creator of information, as well as PubMed Central’s role in preservation. Also giving an overview of the problems with keeping and retrieving electronic information long term, including what “long term” means in the digital world, and some examples of successful preservation methods will be: –Victoria Reich, director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, who will speak about saving electronic published information through replicating the information at numerous sites, why this is a feasible method, the problems it solves and the ones it doesn’t –Clifford Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked Information, who will give an overview of the electronic preservation issue and discuss how the lack of preservation of electronic medical and academic records and research affects the medical and education communities. He will also speak about possible solutions, including who should be involved in the preservation process. A panel discussion will examine experts’ experiences with electronic preservation, what they need, what has worked and what hasn’t worked. “The conference is directed foremost to medical and academic professionals whose research and work is created in electronic formats. However, the issues are important for anyone who is creating work on computers and expecting that work to be available at some time in the future,” Figard said. The conference, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Rice University’s Fondren Library and the University of Houston libraries. The cost is $50, which includes lunch and parking. To register visit . AddThislast_img read more

first_imgShare1EXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduRice professor available to discuss astronaut trainingHOUSTON – (June 14, 2017) – NASA announced its newest class of astronaut candidates this month, and a Rice University expert on astronaut training programs is available to discuss what’s in store for the astronauts. Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Psychology and professor of psychology, has conducted NASA-funded research that helps inform astronaut selection and training.“Talent, expertise and motivation are necessary but not sufficient for mission success,” Salas said. “Long-duration space exploration is a team sport, and teamwork matters. Coordination, cooperation, communication, cognition, team resilience and adaptation capacity will be paramount to a safe journey.”Salas’ research focuses on what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why team training works; how to optimize simulation-based training; and how to design, implement and evaluate existing training and development systems and generate evidence-based guidance for those in practice.“These brilliant candidates will engage in training not only aimed at getting the right task work skills, but how to transform themselves from a team of experts to an expert team. And there is a science to help – industrial and organizational psychology and human factors. At Rice, we are contributing to the growing body of knowledge by providing evidence-based guidance, tools, interventions and principles for space exploration.”To arrange an interview with Salas, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or david@rice.edu.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Eduardo Salas bio: https://psychology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=4294967302Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. AddThislast_img read more

first_img Share Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   And while you’re here … We have a small favor to ask of you. More people are reading The Epoch Times than ever, but ad revenues are plummeting across the media. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much! A teen in Indiana was killed after a falling bullet struck his head, according to local reports on Monday.The 13-year-old boy, Noah Inman, was flown to a Chicago hospital from Hammond, Ind., WGN-TV reported.On Saturday evening, he was playing basketball in the backyard of a home when he fell to the ground. Friends thought he was having a seizure—but when he was taken to the hospital, they noticed he was shot. US News center_img Teen Dies by Falling Bullet in Indiana By Jack Phillips July 4, 2017 Updated: December 13, 2017 Show Discussion (GoFundme)“There’s no reason to believe that this was an intentional act toward anyone based on how it came straight down from the sky and struck the young man,” said Lt. Steve Kellogg of the Hammond Police, the station reported. He added: “Unfortunately, a lot of times this situation happens where people are firing guns off, celebratory, and those bullets have to come down. They strike vehicles, they strike houses, yards and occasionally, they strike people,” as Fox8live.com reported.The Chicago Tribune has more:“Mayor Tom McDermott Jr., who used to coach on the Hammond Optimist Baseball League on which Noah played, didn’t know him from baseball but knows the family as ‘a good, close-knit Hammond family who values education.’ He called Noah’s death ‘a ridiculous fluke.’‘I don’t know what (people who shoot their guns in the air) think happens —the bullet disappears into thin air?’ he said. ‘The bullet could’ve come from Munster, Cal City, East Chicago, really anywhere close by. ‘It’s like getting struck by lightning — so senseless. It’s a horrible tragedy, and I hope the people who could’ve done this come forward.’“When you have weapons, it comes with a certain amount of responsibility, and you know, you just can’t be shooting it off at any time because see? Somebody gets hurt,” neighbor Dan Cirullo told the Fox affiliate.Police are now searching for the person who fired the weapon, and they could face charges of criminal recklessness. “This definitely needs to get out because whoever shot the gun carelessly into the air needs to see that they hurt someone, and this boy might die,” neighbor Julie Macewicz said.His coach Juan Maldonado called Noah a “dream kid” to coach.“He hustled in everything he did. If you told him to catch on a 100-degree day, he would catch the whole game,” Maldonado told the Tribune. “If you had to bench him because there were too many kids, he would sit without complaining. There are always a few kids who’re tough to coach, but Noah was one of the perfect kids.” (Prath/shutterstock) last_img read more

first_img Share The Jack Link’s Sasquatch attends the BODY At The ESPYs pre-party in Los Angeles on July 12, 2016. (Dave Mangels/Getty Images)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article US News center_img Woman Sues California for Not Believing Bigfoot Exists By Colin Fredericson February 21, 2018 Updated: February 21, 2018 A woman in southern California is suing the state and its parks department for not recognizing Bigfoot as a species.The woman claims authorities did not believe her when she reported a Bigfoot sighting. She and her two daughters were out walking in the early evening on March 17 when they spotted three Bigfoot creatures, according to ABC 7.“If they wanted to hurt us that day they could have,” Claudia Ackley told ABC 7. “We were right there.”When she reported seeing the animal, park authorities told her she saw a bear, but Ackley, a longtime Bigfoot enthusiast, didn’t accept that.“If it was a bear, there would be claw marks on the tree,” Ackley told The Press-Enterprise. Now she and other experts in the field of Bigfoot studies are suing the state. The 46-year-old mother, along with “Discovering Bigfoot” director Todd Standing filed the lawsuit against the State of California, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Natural Resources Agency on Jan. 18, according to a court document obtained by Gizmodo.“If this goes to court, we will win, easily,” Standing said in an interview with the Press-Enterprise. “It’s not a joke. The best wilderness experts in the world are coming out to testify. It’s amazing.”Standing filed a lawsuit in Canada with the same aims last year. He told the Press-Enterprise that a hearing date hasn’t even been set yet because Canada’s legal system moves slower, but the U.S. case’s hearing date has already been set for March 19.Ackley told the Press-Enterprise she previously cited a Bigfoot in 2014 when she was out looking for them with other enthusiasts. But the incident that first ignited her interest in the field was a 1997 incident. She was out camping and heard a growl. When she looked out, she claims the creature she saw heading back into the woods could have been a Bigfoot.From NTD.tvRecommended Video: 45-Year-Old Woman Unexpectedly Gives Birth After Not Realizing She Was Pregnant Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_img“FBI & Lumberton PD found a body in an area off Wire Grass Road in Robeson Co 4:45pm. The body has not been positively identified, but agents were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar. Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, & each other,” the FBI office in Charlotte wrote on Twitter. The body has not been identified yet.Wire Grass Road is among several of the roads where the FBI had previously asked the public for surveillance footage, WLOS reported. Share this article Lynch said the body was found while following leads related to the girl’s case, adding her family was notified.“The body has not been positively identified, but investigators with the FBI, Lumberton PD, the SBI, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar when the discovery was made,” Lynch told ABC13.The FBI has not released any more details about the new development.On Nov. 5, Hania was forced into a stolen SUV while she was outside her house in Lumberton, say officials.Witnesses said a man wearing all black with a yellow bandana forced her into the vehicle before driving away. The SUV was located, but not the driver or Hania.wire grass road The remains were found near Wire Grass Road in Robeson County on Nov. 27, the FBI said (Google Street View)Officials are offering a $30,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the location of the girl or information that can lead to an arrest and conviction.Hania is described as a Hispanic girl who is around 5 feet tall and 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.She was seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.Other DetailsThe FBI said earlier this week that it and the local Lumberton Police Department have investigated 800 leads, reviewed surveillance footage, and interviewed about 400 people, said the FBI.“Think through what you’ve seen since November 5th, have you seen a discarded pair of shoes, did someone try to sell you shoes, did they show up in a donation bin? We want to make sure we draw attention to the shoes because they are distinctive and the kidnapper could try and get rid of them for that reason,” said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Andy de la Rocha in the FBI release. The FBI also released images of her shoes.The FBI also described the abduction and 911 call.“A female caller speaking Spanish was on the line, and the Robeson County dispatcher quickly requested a Spanish translator to join the call. Initial reports during the 911 described the abductor as a black male,” the agency wrote.“During follow-up interviews, investigators determined the witness had not seen the race of the abductor because he was wearing all black, including long sleeves, and a yellow bandana over his face. The information was transferred to the Lumberton Police Department who received the call at 6:58 a.m.” Body Found While Searching for Missing North Carolina Teen Hania Noelia Aguilar, FBI Says By Jack Phillips November 27, 2018 Updated: November 28, 2018 New story: Authorities locate body during search for Hania Aguilar https://t.co/fshwU3scZn #wral— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 27, 2018 Show Discussion FBI & Lumberton PD found a body in an area off Wire Grass Road in Robeson Co 4:45pm. The body has not been positively identified, but agents were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar. Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, & each other.— FBI Charlotte (@FBICharlotte) November 27, 2018 Crime and Incidents  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The FBI said authorities have located a body while searching for missing 13-year-old girl Hania Noelia Aguilar, who went missing in early November.The remains were found near Wire Grass Road in Robeson County on Nov. 27, FBI Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch told ABC News. Hania is a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, weighing approximately 126 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans. (FBI)  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Sharelast_img read more

first_img Share Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Congolese riot police takes position near the electoral commission building in Kinshasa, Congo, on Jan. 9, 2019. (Jerome Delay/AP Photo) center_img KINSHASA, Congo—Anti-riot police with water cannon and armored vehicles surrounded Congo’s electoral commission on Jan. 9, as it said “everything is ready” to announce provisional results of the presidential election later in the day. Activist groups urged people to “be ready to massively take to the streets” if results don’t match “the truth of the ballot boxes.”Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, said the heavy security presence was a bad sign, with some recalling the violence that followed past disputed elections.It “may be a message that the publication (of the results) won’t meet the expectations of the Congolese people,” resident John Kabamba said.A statement by more than 300 civil society organizations said people should be ready to protest. Releasing untrue results would be considered a “constitutional coup d’etat,” said Carbone Beni, coordinator of the Filimbi movement, calling on other African nations to make sure the people’s vote is respected.Police installed metal barriers and blocked traffic outside the electoral commission as it continued meetings that began late Tuesday. Spokeswoman Marie-France Idikayi told The Associated Press that “we are waiting for the final deliberations of the electoral commission plenary session to end but the announcement room is prepared.”securty 2 Congolese police take up position around the electoral commission building in Kinshasa, Congo, on Jan. 9, 2019. (Jerome Delay/AP Photo) The preliminary results of the Dec. 30 vote had been expected on Sunday, but the commission indefinitely delayed the announcement, to the growing suspicion of many Congolese. Some said the delay allows manipulation in favor of the ruling party.“Seeing all these barriers, it proves that (the commission) doesn’t need or doesn’t want to give us the name of the person who was elected,” said Kinshasa resident Beni Babutu.The vast, mineral-rich Central African country is choosing a successor to departing President Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001. He backs ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, who is under European Union sanctions for a crackdown on Congolese protesting two years of election delays while he was interior minister.Leading opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, a Kinshasa lawmaker and businessman, has urged the electoral commission to announce the true results as quickly as possible and warned it not to “play with fire, it is very dangerous.” He said the delay is to “fudge the results” and warned that his coalition would release its own figures if the official ones are in doubt.Spokesmen for Shadary and the other top opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, have indicated that their candidates won. Tshisekedi’s party on Tuesday called him the “presumed winner” and indicated that he has had contact with Kabila “to prepare a peaceful and civilized transfer of power.” Kabila adviser Kikaya Bin Karubi, however, denied any such contact.The government has cut internet service since the day after the election to prevent speculation on social media about who won, and blocked some radio stations.The United States, African Union, European Union, and others have urged Congo’s government to make sure the election results conform to the will of the people. Western pressure likely has little effect, however, as Congo’s government has rejected what it calls interference and expelled the EU ambassador days before the vote. Western election observers were not invited.Many have seen this election as Congo’s first chance at a democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960. But one Congolese election observer group, Symocel, on Tuesday reported “major irregularities” including the disappearance of envelopes containing results from nearly 120 polling stations in Kinshasa, an opposition stronghold.Congo’s powerful Catholic Church has said it found a clear winner from data compiled by its 40,000 observers deployed to all polling stations. Voting regulations prohibit anyone but the electoral commission from announcing results. The church has urged the commission to announce accurate ones.Congo’s ruling party responded angrily, calling the church’s announcement “anarchist,” and the electoral commission accused the church of “preparing an uprising.” The church replied by saying that only the release of false results would incite an uprising.Electoral commission president Corneille Nangaa has said authorities were aware that “this process has always been surrounded by distrust.”He blamed the delay on opposition parties’ insistence that results be counted by hand and not transmitted electronically via voting machines, which Congo used for the first time. The machines were the focus of much concern, with the opposition and observers saying they could open the door to manipulating results.By Mathilde Boussion And David Keyton Show Discussion Security Tight as Congo Poised to Release Election Results By The Associated Press January 9, 2019 Updated: January 9, 2019last_img read more

first_img#SFPD Arrest 18 year-old Keonte Gathron, in Visitacion Valley Assault Case of an 88 year-old female who is still being treated for life-threatening injuries. > https://t.co/GFAIdOUClY #SF pic.twitter.com/HcWi0PeE02— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) January 20, 2019 Share this article Northern California Share On Jan. 8, officers found the elderly woman, badly beaten, in a park on Visitacion Avenue. She was suffering from life-threatening head injuries and transported to the hospital for treatment. A witness at the scene reported seeing the suspect leave from a staircase in a residential area and walk east on Visitacion Avenue. After investigation, authorities found more evidence that led to identifying Gathron.“San Francisco Police Department investigators worked tirelessly to identify a suspect in this case,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott in the statement. “This is an ongoing investigation and we will have further details to follow later in the week. But we want to express our gratitude to neighbors and leaders in the Visitacion Valley community who worked closely with our investigators to address this act of senseless violence.” The 88-year-old grandma is being treated for severe head injuries (Family photo).The family created a GoFundMe page and has raised over $12,200 in nine days.“For over 30 years, Grandma Huang called Visitacion Valley her home and has befriended neighbors from different backgrounds despite speaking a different language. She cherishes spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of her favorite activities including eating “dim sum” and making nutritious herbal soups for her loved ones. She loves watching Chinese soap operas on the television, and she would keep her mind sharp by memorizing the many actors’ names.  Grandma Huang is a “rosy-cheeked, jolly grandmother” and could be seen every morning at Visitacion Valley Playground keeping fit and active through exercise.”Even though Gathron is arrested, the statement is also requesting that those who have additional information about the incident to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411.Other Cases of Elderly AssaultA similar incident occurred in Montreal, Canada. Earlier this month, a 92-year-old woman was beaten by another passenger while on public transportation. The passenger was writing quietly, but suddenly hit the elderly woman, leaving her face badly bruised.This past Christmas, a 70-year-old Los Angeles grandmother was shot in a robbery and died later. Her family also created a GoFundMe page.According to a fact sheet (pdf) from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the overall rate of violent crimes against the elderly have decreased from 1995 to 2015. However, assault against older adults are still underestimated.“People age 65 and older experience the same crimes as the rest of the population, including financial victimization, neglect, and physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. However, older adults may be less likely to recover from their victimization, and are often sought out because of their age and decreased likelihood of reporting,” according to OVC.Elderly women are also a higher target. For every 1,000 violent victimizations, about 7 were committed against women age 65 and older, compared to 3 of every 1,000 violent victimizations against men age 65 and older.“Additionally, while studies demonstrate that older adults are most commonly maltreated by family members or acquaintances, roughly half of violent victimizations are perpetrated by strangers,” according to OVC. “Maltreatment is not always a criminal offense, but the intimate nature of many of these victimizations means that older victims are less likely to report offenses committed by someone they know.” Show Discussioncenter_img A suspect accused of assaulting an 88-year-old San Francisco woman earlier this month was arrested on the evening of Jan. 19.On Sunday, the San Francisco Police Department announced that 18-year-old Keonte Gathron was arrested after another robbery in the city.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   San Francisco Suspect Arrested for Beating 88-Year-Old Grandmother By Ilene Eng January 22, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2019 Suspect accused of beating 88-year-old was arrested on Jan. 19. (San Francisco Police} last_img read more

first_imgA portion of the tail section of a helicopter is shown after crashing in Kailua, Hawaii, and killing three people onboard on April 29, 2019. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via The Associated Press) US News Share this article Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency believes three people were on board the four-seat, Robinson R44 aircraft.He said the circumstances of the crash were unknown.No further details were available on those killed.The helicopter, which was built in 2000, is registered to United Helicopter Leasing LLC of Honolulu, according to FAA records. State business records show Nicole Vandelaar as the manager.A woman who answered the phone at the business and identified herself as Nicole declined to immediately comment, saying she was too busy to talk.A website for the Honolulu tour helicopter company Novictor Helicopters identified Nicole Vandelaar as founder and CEO. The website said she is an expert pilot commercially licensed to fly helicopters and airplanes.A Novictor helicopter crashed on a sandbar in Kaneohe in October after the pilot lost consciousness twice. That crash resulted in injuries to the pilot and two passengers. It was also a Robinson R44 aircraft.State Rep. Cynthia Thielen, who represents Kailua, said she wants the FAA to prohibit tour flights over Hawaii’s residential areas and national parks. The Republican lawmaker wants Hawaii’s congressional delegation to ask the FAA to implement such restrictions.Thielen also called for tour helicopter flights to be grounded until an investigation into the crash is completed.Kailua is home to a Marine Corps base. In recent years it’s become a popular destination for tourists to go to the beach, hike and shop.By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher 3 Dead After Tour Helicopter Crashes in Hawaii Suburb By The Associated Press April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019 HONOLULU—Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky on April 29 in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said.“All you could see was fire,” witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the street when she looked up to see flames and a helicopter plummeting in front of her.She said she had turn onto another street because she was afraid more pieces were going to fall from the sky onto her and her 16-year-old daughter sitting in the front passenger seat.“We could have been smashed by it,” she said.helicopter crash wreckage hawaii The wreckage of a helicopter lies on the street after crashing in Kailua, Hawaii, on April 29, 2019. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via The Associated Press)Paramedics responding to an unrelated call from a patient with leg pain about 30 yards (27 meters) away heard “a horrific bang,” said Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman for Honolulu Emergency Medical Services. When they turned around, they saw a helicopter on fire. “When they got there, neighbors were doing a heroic job trying to put out the fire and also trying to get the patients away from the burning aircraft,” Enright said.The crash occurred in Kailua, a town of 50,000 people about a 30-minute drive from downtown Honolulu.The crash site was on a two-lane road amid one and two-story homes.Darel Robinson was doing construction work at a house about a half-mile (0.8 of a kilometer) from the crash site when he heard what sounded like helicopter blades thumping and then a loud boom.Police remove bodies from wreckage helicopter crash hawaii Officials remove bodies from the wreckage of a helicopter in Kailua, Hawaii on April 29, 2019. (Marco Garcia/The Associated Press)“It was going nose down and parts were starting to fly off,” he said.Megan Lacy, of Alabama, was visiting friends when they heard the crash. They went outside, expecting to find two cars after they had hit each other.“We were really confused,” she said. “And then we heard screaming and the word ‘fire,’ and I saw smoke.” Debris damaged her rental car about 100 yards (90 meters) from the crash.A resident said he heard the morning crash then saw a ball of fire in a road when he ran from his house.Leleo Knappenberger told Hawaii News Now that his mother heard the helicopter flying over the house, making a strange noise.He said he later saw what appeared to be the tail end of the helicopter.“It’s all smashed to pieces,” he said.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_img Governor Kitzhaber announced that Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, OHSU, PeaceHealth, Kaiser Permanente NW and the Oregon Nurses Association have agreed to meet with SEIU and the Governor’s Office to accelerate progress toward the health care Triple Aim: Pinterest Facebook Tumblr Google+ SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Agrees Not to Pursue Health Care Related Ballot Measures in 2014 • Improving the patient experience of care, including quality and satisfaction; • Improving health; and  • Reducing the per capita cost of health care. As a result of this agreement, SEIU will not pursue its five health care related ballot measures in 2014. SEIU and the hospitals, along with other parties, will come together in a series of conversations aimed at exploring partnerships that can improve our health care system.“This agreement moves our shared health reform goals forward far better than a multi-million dollar ballot measure fight. I appreciate the willingness of SEIU and the hospitals to work together and move this conversation away from political combat,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “I believe that the hospitals and SEIU have enough common interests and shared values that we should be able to work together to achieve the goals of the Triple Aim through ongoing engagement of frontline workers.” “We appreciate the Governor’s leadership in finding a way forward and focusing on the common ground we share on behalf of our patients and the communities we serve,” said Dave Underriner, chief executive for Providence Health & Services Oregon Region and chair-elect of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “We look forward to productive conversations on how we can collectively continue our efforts to improve patient care, improve the health of our communities and lower overall costs within the context of health care transformation.” “Our members care about quality, transparency and a voice in the care they deliver,”  said Meg Niemi, President of SEIU Local 49. “As healthcare workers, we know our members can uniquely contribute to these priorities as well as the larger health reform efforts in Oregon.  Ballot measures represent just one way to move this agenda and we are pleased to engage in this collaboration as an alternative path forward in 2014.”  Twitter on February 25, 2014 E-Headlines LinkedIn By CBN 0 Share. Emaillast_img read more

Feminism Fails If Men Dont Thrive How Can We Engage Differently

first_img LinkedIn Share. Feminism Fails If Men Don’t Thrive: How Can We Engage Differently? Facebook E-Headlines 0 Pinterest By MOE CARRICK of Moementum Inccenter_img Feminism has been good for me and for women globally, enabling opportunity, education and rights that have elevated the status of women in myriad ways. The rise of women’s empowerment, while not over, has changed things for the better.Nonetheless, despite the gains for women due to the rise of feminism, men are not thriving. The combination of shifting demographics and a changing notion of what it means to be a man creates a mountain of loss and confusion for men today. Men commit suicide 3.7 times more often than women, more than 60 percent of the time by firearms. 90 percent of our U.S. prison population is male. Gun related massacres are hugely on the rise in the last 20 years and addiction rates remain chronically higher for men than women.Women today outnumber men on college campuses and graduate programs and receive more support for education and training worldwide. Until men fully thrive, our most profound societal problems will remain unsolvable. In my lifetime our success at true partnership between men and women in ways that benefit ALL, is shockingly, despairingly, limited.Imagine a new world order where men are capable of being vulnerable and giving and receiving empathy, compassion, and support for life’s natural pain points, including depression, loss, and fear. Think about what it would look like if men supported each other in successful self-management, and taught their children that courage included being scared and failing sometimes. Consider what true equity would look like if women held half of all top business jobs and governmental offices, contributing materially to our notions of gross income, innovation, and stability, joining the workforce early and staying through their lifetime.I propose the following five critical shifts for true partnership man to woman:1. Men Turn to Each OtherWomen’s support is ubiquitous, appearing everywhere from yoga groups to book clubs and women’s only conferences. It has clearly helped women to learn from and with other women. Men can and will learn deeply from other men. We need to create mechanisms at work and in community for men to support and challenge each other; and women, get out of the way as the translators, mediators or “helpers.” Moving beyond old school “boys clubs” where rank and status are the calling cards for membership we must instead create conscious and thoughtful ways for men to come together in support of other men and men’s contributions to society.Through men’s work with each other the notion of what it means today to be a man can shift and evolve as new, healthy partnerships grow. Organizations such as The Good Men Project, offering a glimpse of what masculinity might look like in the 21rst century, and Marc, Men Advocating Real Change, provide resources and ideas for men engaging with each other.2. Openly Discuss Roles and EquityWe must stop idolizing and perpetuating the mythology of the ideal job being a 24/7 corporate executive with a stay at home spouse (who manages their life details.) Most people today value meaning at work and lifestyle considerations above all else, and yet the majority of leaders across all sectors remain men whose work dominates their lives (often supported by a stay-at-home spouse.) We are acculturated to focus on women’s issues and needs (particularly with their roles as mother/home maker) with wide disregard to the needs of men to have lives and relationships outside of work, community involvement, caretaking, and hobbies.Openly discussing the pros and cons of relevant currencies to men and women alike: money, time, connection, visibility, impact, etc. provides higher likelihood of normalizing competing demands between work and home for men and women. One idea is to invite employees in your company to discuss what priorities for their time in home and community matter to them as they strive to work hard. Such open conversations invite vulnerability for both men and women about their story and how they want their relationship with work to play out on a day-to-day basis.3. Raising Kids DifferentlyWe raise boys and girls differently, and it affects the men and women they become. Women are stereotypically encouraged to be cooperative, verbal, unobtrusive, supportive, and emotionally tuned in (while the also must meet a complex number of qualitative norms such as weight, beauty, motherhood, fashion, and social glue.) Men are acculturated to be decisive, logical, strategic, and strong (never weak.)The habits of how we raise our children land us in a world of hurt when it comes to true partnerships as adults: women often hesitate to assert in conflict and speak directly, and men are left without the skills to name and practice emotions beyond anger and detachment. One way to do this in practice is to pay attention to how we notice a child’s assets: focusing on the humor or creativity of girl children rather than appearance or inviting a little boy to talk about his feelings when he is upset rather than encouraging him simply to “buck up.”4. Killing the Rugged Individualist Mindset“I stand alone” might well be the mantra of 20th Century manliness, but is now an outdated phrase that creates isolation, lack of partnership and loss. The ability to stand-alone has been replaced in the global economy with standing together. In their bestseller, The Athena Doctrine, John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio highlight that nurturing, communication, sharing and cooperation are the traits most desired by businesses globally. Debunking the myth that any of us, especially men, can stand alone and succeed, will unlock the capacity for men to become networked human beings with material support and engagement that brings out their best.We can do this be reinforcing in practice the workplace norms for collaboration, listening, trust building, and empathy which invites partnership behavior rather than lonely isolation handling problems alone.5. Altering How We Validate Men as Caretakers and Women as Career-Holders Women who work often speak of feeling guilt ridden due to their internalized feeling that they should be perfect mothers, wives, sisters and daughters at the same time as they are successful in their career. And men who step off a career track to take care of family or pursue other interests continue to face subtle ridicule and nuanced pressure that they are not doing what men should do: support the family.Let’s start talking about how women are breadwinners and world changers in significant ways (which takes intense work and time) and that men can and are appropriate and tender caretakers of home and hearth (which is also hard work and often undervalued.) We must talk about our unconscious biases across gender lines and how they impact the paths we foster and celebrate for men and women. Openly discussing the complex roles we each play and the societal expectations we carry will assist us in finding new ways to validate one another across gender.Feminism (equal rights and opportunities for all) can only succeed if men and boys also succeed. We need to reconsider how we work, how we parent, how we love, how we spend, how we listen, and how we lead. I propose we have the honest conversations at home, at work, and in community that are necessary to create lifestyles that make sense for human beings; workplaces in which men and women thrive equally, and homes in which breadwinning and care taking are ambitions worth seeking for men and women alike.This reprinted article first appeared in Conscious Company Magazine, Issue www.consciouscompanymagazine.com.Moe CarrickSpeaker/Author/Workplace ExpertPrincipal & FounderMoementum, Inc.www.moementum.com on February 23, 2017 Twitter Google+ Tumblr Emaillast_img read more

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1 2017 Accomplished Under 40 Awards Inspiring Leadership Nominations

first_imgDEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017: Accomplished Under 40 Awards Inspiring Leadership Nominations LinkedIn Facebook on August 22, 2017 Pinterest In today’s extremely competitive business environment, standing out among your peers takes dedication, vision, talent, drive and the ability to bring forth not only the best in yourself, but in others as well. These are the kind of business people that Cascade Business News will honor as Accomplished Under 40 winners for their professional, personal and community accomplishments in their October 4 issue.The deadline for submitting your nomination for this honored group is September 1, 2017. The nomination form is at http://cascadebusnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Accomplished-Under-40-2017-Nomination-Form_Editable1.pdfWe see the importance of the impact that these young professionals have in the community — and their contribution to the economic future of the region. Being under 40 gives these contributors a unique place in a high tech world of advanced technology and communicating in a way their parents and seasoned entrepreneurs never thought about.We think it is important for you to meet these business and community leaders who are building impressive careers while making a commitment to help their communities grow and prosper for future generations to enjoy.They represent the building blocks of leadership and to be recognized with this award illustrates that they possess high standard qualities in abundance.Since 2006 Cascade Business News as Presented the Accomplished Under 40 winners. One of last year’s winners shared her business leadership philosophy. Laura Moss of Ascent Architecture & Interiors said, “Leadership is going above and beyond what’s expected of you. It’s more than just listening to your team members; it’s about emphasizing the value you place in their opinions. Leadership means finding innovative solutions to a variety of problems. It’s caring for and participating in your business and your community.”Over the years the answers have shared a common theme of leading by example and encouraging others to foster critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. The energy that comes with this focus creates collaborative community results that demonstrates trust, credibility and respect in every interaction.I hope you’ll take the time to nominate someone for the Accomplished Under 40 award and read their interesting stories in this issue of Cascade Business News. Google+ E-Headlinescenter_img 0 Share. Tumblr Twitter Email By Pamela Hulse Andrews CBN Publisher/Founder, Bend, Oregonlast_img read more

Two Bend Students Receive Prestigious Oregon State Scholarship

first_img Oregon State University awarded its most prestigious academic scholarship to two students from Bend.Magnus L’Argent of Bend Senior High School and Zoe Morrison of Summit High School will receive the Presidential Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 in funding for undergraduate studies.The scholarship is for $10,000 per year, renewable for up to a total of four years. Only 36 students entering Oregon State in the fall of 2019 will receive the scholarship.“As the number of high-achieving Oregon residents seeking admission to Oregon State continues to grow, the candidates who are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship become more impressive each year,” said Colleen Conniff, director of scholarships at Oregon State. “The selection committee reviews each application carefully to select students who will engage with the many opportunities available here and actively contribute to the OSU community. OSU is excited to recognize these talented students and support them in achieving their educational goals.”OSU Office of Admissions staff visit Oregon high schools to deliver Beaver Boxes filled with Oregon State swag to scholarship recipients. These presentations are usually a surprise to the recipient and have included parents, school administrators, classroom visits and even the school band paying tribute to the student.To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must be current Oregon high school seniors; considered an Oregon resident at the time of application for admission; have a minimum 3.85 unweighted high school GPA; and have a minimum score of 1360 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT.In addition, applicants are evaluated on their admissions application and supplemental questions in the following areas: the student’s uniqueness and individual contribution; the student’s accomplishments, experiences and talents; the student’s achievements within the context of their social and personal circumstances; and the student’s participation in activities that develop academic, intellectual and leadership abilities.For fall of 2019, 793 students met the minimum qualifications for the Presidential Scholarship. Among those selected as award recipients, the average unweighted high school GPA was 3.99, and the average SAT score was 1520 (with 1600 being a perfect score).oregonstate.edu Share. By Sean Nealon of Oregon State University E-Headlines on June 6, 2019 Two Bend Students Receive Prestigious Oregon State Scholarship Facebook Twittercenter_img 0 Tumblr Pinterest LinkedIn Google+ Emaillast_img read more

The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report 83017

first_imgHere are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/30/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POST The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/30/17 by AlleyWatch 252SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedin ALICE, the hotel operations platform, has raised $26M in Series B funding in a round led by Expedia.“Our mission is to give hoteliers the ability to provide the best guest service and experience they can around the clock, and this latest round is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved. With this additional capital, we’ll be better equipped to help hoteliers reach their goals of improved guest service.” remarked Justin Effron, CEO of ALICE.Founded in 2012 by Julie Ulrich, Alex Shashou, Dmitry Koltunov, and Justin Effron, ALICE has now a raised a total of $39M over 4 rounds. center_img Tagged With: Alex Shashou, ALICE, Dmitry Koltunov, Expedia, Julie Ulrich, Justin Effron ALICE $26M – Series Blast_img read more