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In the news today May 2

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, May 2———COMMONS VOTES TO SEEK PAPAL APOLOGYMembers of Parliament on all sides have voted to extend a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize in person to Indigenous Peoples for decades of abuse meted out in residential schools across Canada. New Democrat MPs Charlie Angus and residential school survivor Romeo Saganash introduced the motion, which passed by a margin of 269-10.———FUNERAL TO BE HELD FOR VAN ATTACK VICTIMA funeral is to be held today for another of the 10 people killed in last week’s van attack in Toronto’s north end. Anne Marie D’Amico was among those killed when a van plowed through pedestrians on a sidewalk late last month. Two elderly victims were laid to rest yesterday — Geraldine Brady and Dorothy Sewell.———FLOODING EXPANDS ALONG SAINT JOHN RIVERFloodwaters are washing through several communities along the Saint John River, stranding residents, soaking basements and making islands out of homes. Government officials said Maugerville, Jemseg, Sheffield, Grand Lake and Oak Point had all exceeded flood-stage levels and were seeing extensive flooding, much like Fredericton has been experiencing since Friday.———CP RAIL WORKERS TO VOTE ON FINAL OFFERTeamsters Canada, which represents some Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. employees, says workers will vote on the railway’s final from May 14 to 23. The union has urged members to reject the offer, after which it will try to resume negotiations. The union says if CP declines to bargain or the talks fail, workers will provide 72-hours notice ahead of a strike.———EX-SASKATCHEWAN PREMIER LANDS NEW JOBBrad Wall has stepped into a new job with an Alberta law firm just months after walking away from the premier’s office in Saskatchewan. Wall, who retired from politics in January, was hired by law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt on Tuesday as a special adviser. Wall had led the Saskatchewan Party three straight majority governments.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada will release the gross domestic product by industry: Provinces and territories, 2017.— Health Canada officials will hold a technical briefing on the federal response to the opioid crisis.— Loblaw Companies, Stelco Holdings, Maple Leaf Foods and Cineplex among companies reporting results.— The Aga Khan is visiting Canada through Friday to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee.— The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, begins three-day visit to Canada.last_img read more

Officers may face stress injuries after deaths of colleagues experts say

first_imgTORONTO – Four years after Justin Bourque’s Moncton shooting rampage that killed three RCMP constables, police officers in New Brunswick are facing a new traumatic event that may have long-lasting psychological consequences, experts warn.On Friday morning in the province’s capital, police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were shot and killed while responding to a call at an apartment complex. Bobbie Lee Wright, 32, and her boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud, were also killed by alleged gunman Matthew Vincent Raymond, who has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.One expert said that in the aftermath of a traumatic event, police officers can develop operational stress injuries (OSI), especially those who have seen both colleagues and friends killed in the line of duty.“It is important to understand that behind the badge, we have a human being,” said Katy Kamkar, a clinical psychologist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.CAMH defines an OSI as any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties such as law enforcement, combat or any other service-related duties.“We run away from trauma while (police officers) go towards it to face it,” said Kamkar, who is also director of the Badge For Life Canada, an organization that provides support for police and corrections personnel dealing with psychological injuries.Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the main OSI experienced by officers, she said, but other results of exposure to traumatic events can include emotional, physical and cognitive responses that are not necessarily recognized as PTSD.“We need to have an awareness and appreciation for other very known mental health conditions that officers might face such as depression and anxiety disorder,” she said.Canada had its first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders published in 2017 in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.Of the 5,813 first responders who participated in the survey, 44.5 per cent “screened positive for clinically significant symptom clusters consistent with one or more mental disorders,” while Statistics Canada reported the rate for the general population at about 10 per cent.“It is clear that police officers and other first responders are more likely to experience psychological and physical health concerns than the regular population,” said Kamkar. “Very frequently, if not almost every day, they can go through traumatic events.”Police officers are the second most likely in Canada to be slain on the job, after taxi drivers, suggests a Statistics Canada study released in 2010 that looks at police officers who were killed in the line of duty.Between 1961 and 2009, 133 police officers were killed in the line of duty in Canada, the study revealed, but that figure does not include other causes of death such as collisions involving police cruisers.Incidents such as the shooting in Fredericton and the Moncton shooting in June 2014 “cause police officers to reflect on their career,” said Tom Stamatakis, director of the Canadian Police Association.For some officers it might mean the potential risks of being involved in these kinds of incidents becomes too significant to continue in policing, he said, adding that everyone reacts differently and that some won’t realize the emotional affects for a long time.Kamkar emphasized that it is normal for both police officers and civilians to experience emotional responses such as nightmares and increased irritabilityafter going through a traumatic event such as a shooting.However, if they continue or increase over time, interfering with day-to-day life, it is important to seek professional help, she said.“Services now have to move to a model where there are regular interventions,” said Stamatakis, mentioning that it takes away the stigma of having to ask for help and might reveal problems that officers face earlier on.“I think that there is an acceptance that there is an issue and that we need to manage it,” he said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version carried an incorrect first name for Dr. Kamkar and an incorrect acronym for operational stress injuries.last_img read more

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Have a Date Night in Hollywood —

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are a color coordinating couple!The “Star Boy” musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, and the “It Ain’t Me” singer were spotted in West Hollywood, California, on Thursday dressed in all-black ensembles. Gomez wore a figure-hugging mini-dress and a faded, oversized denim jacket and high-top shoes as she held onto The Weeknd, who sported burgundy Puma sneakers, a black Puma jacket and a black T-shirt and jeans. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

2 Moroccan Porters Die in Stampede at Ceuta Border

Rabat – Two Moroccan women died while others suffered injuries on Monday after a stampede at one of the entrance gates of the Ceuta’s crossing border.The dead women were aged 32 and 43 years old respectively and are originally from Fnideq and Martil, two Moroccan cities situated in the Tangier-Tetouan region. The women died in an ambulance as they were being taken to the hospital.The injured women were transferred to the Hassan II hospital in Fnideq to receive thenecessary medical care. This is the third accident of its kind in Ceuta’s crossing border in 2017. The first death occurred on March 28, when a woman tragically lost her life in a stampede, while the second incident happened on April 24, when a 50-year-old woman died under the same circumstances.In June, Spanish authorities made an agreement with the Moroccan government to prevent the so-called human mules from passing through Ceuta’s El Tajaral II crossing on the same day.Consequently, women are allowed to cross the border only on Mondays and Wednesdays,while men will be permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays.The decision was taken after Moroccan authorities asked Ceuta’s government to help decrease pedestrian traffic at the border, reported local news Ceuta Actualidad.In the same month, Spanish Parliament discussed a suggestion made by Podemos Party to improve the working conditions of Ceuta and Melilla’s “human mules.”The party had suggested the law to guarantee the dignity and rights of so-called “mules,”especially Moroccan women, who travel back and forth carrying goods on their backs weighing up to 90 kilograms, between Morocco and the autonomous cities of Melilla and Ceuta. read more

UN Climate Change Conference represents crossroads SecretaryGeneral says

The negotiations at the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference under way in Bali, Indonesia, represent a turning point in the fight against global warming, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.“Today, we are at a crossroads, one path leading towards a comprehensive new climate agreement, and the other towards oblivion. The choice is clear,” he said, underscoring the importance of the Bali meeting.Immediate measures are imperative, not only to agree on a post-Kyoto Protocol pact, but because of the severity of the situation, Mr. Ban noted.“Any delay could push us past the tipping point beyond which the ecological, financial and human costs increase dramatically.”The Secretary-General was addressing an event in Bali to promote the latest Human Development Report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which argues that without urgent action, climate change could devastate the world’s poorest people and reverse any gains made in poverty reduction, nutrition, health and education.“As the Report explains, we face not just an environmental problem, but a threat to humanity’s highest values,” he stated.Also in Bali, the final details on an innovative fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change were agreed upon today by countries attending the Conference, ahead of its high-level portion – to be attended by over 130 ministers and six heads of state – kicking off tomorrow.The fund is expected to provide $80 million to $300 million annually for adaptation between 2008 and 2012, which is also the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.The fund does not rely on voluntary contributions, but rather on a 2 per cent levy on each Certified Emission Reduction credit issued for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in developing countries.Other issues in Bali that are still unresolved include reducing emissions from deforestation, the implementation of practical adaptation actions and the transfer of clean technologies to developing countries.Countries are also still in discussions over the issue of including emissions reduction targets in a final agreement.Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said the proposed 25 per cent to 40 per cent range of reductions proposed by 2020 is a range and not a target.“This range does not represent concrete emission reduction targets for industrialized countries and this conference will not produce an agreement on specific targets per country,” he said.Instead, what the Bali meeting aims to achieve, Mr. de Boer explained, is to set the wheels in motion for launching a process. 11 December 2007The negotiations at the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference under way in Bali, Indonesia, represent a turning point in the fight against global warming, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

Logan Stieber sets sights on 2016 Olympics

OSU’s Logan Stieber (right) wrestles with North Carolina State’s Kevin Jack in a 141-pound semifinal during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 20 in St. Louis.Credit: Courtesy of TNSTwo weeks removed from making history with his fourth individual national title, Ohio State redshirt-senior Logan Stieber has put his collegiate accolades on the back burner for an even bigger desire — the 2016 Olympics.“It has always been a dream of mine to be an Olympian and to win gold,” Stieber said. “Doing that would be a great conclusion to my competitive career.”Stieber was awarded the Hodge Trophy, which is equivalent to what the Heisman is for football, on Monday. On that same day, he was also supporting his younger brother, Hunter, who was in surgery to attach a ligament in his right elbow.“The Hodge has been a goal of mine since my sophomore year,” Stieber said. “I would say it’s one of the highest honors I have received, and to have my brother come out of surgery OK as well, it made for a great day.”The four-time Big Ten and National Champion finished his career at OSU with a 119-3 record and was named the Big Ten Most Outstanding Wrestler and Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships. Even after receiving these major individual awards, Stieber managed to keep his focus on his teammates, and is able to stay calm on the biggest of stages.“I have been blessed to be in a lot of big matches and moments in my life and I think I have learned from each one,” Stieber said. “That keeps me calm.”With a winning percentage of .975 — a school record — Stieber is used to being on top of the podium. Now he’s focused on remaining there as he looks to make the U.S. World Team this summer in hopes of qualifying for the Summer Olympics next year in Brazil.“I believe I can make the team and win gold,” Stieber said. Olympic wrestling uses the freestyle form of wrestling instead of the folkstyle used in college. Despite the different style, Stieber said, with the help of known World Team members such as former Buckeye Reece Humphrey, he will be able to make the transition quickly.“The freestyle circuit is different because of the amount of times you compete and the weigh-in rules are different,” Stieber said. “Also the training is more focused on skill and less on conditioning. I’ll be ready.”Looking back on his high school career and the way it ended, Stieber said he couldn’t have written a better script on how similarly he ended his collegiate career. Not only did he win four individual titles at both levels, but he led Monroeville and OSU to their first-ever team titles as well.“To have him win his fourth title on the same day as winning the team’s first is incredible,” Stieber’s father, Jeff, said. “It was always one of his biggest goals to do that and to see it happen is truly amazing.”Stieber finished his career on a 50-match winning streak dating back to December 2013, and won 96 of his 119 matches via bonus points. He tied for the most career falls in OSU history with 50 and also became just the second wrestler ever to win four Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational titles.Once again, the individual accolades have piled up, but he stressed they don’t compare to the success he shares with his teammates.“Winning individual awards and achieving personal goals is something I obviously want to do, but being able to share a team title with my family and friends has been pretty cool,” Stieber said.Instead of taking it all in and enjoying the moment, wrestling season hasn’t ended for Stieber. He has already begun training for the 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS Open Wrestling Championships in May and even after he graduates, he still hopes to be a part of OSU and wants to continue to work with the team, he said. “I hope to keep wrestling in Columbus for a while and I want to see our team continue to get better and competing for titles.” read more

Is Adobe Flash Delaying the BlackBerry Playbook

first_imgAdobe Flash compatibility  was among the top selling points for the Xoom when Mototola first showed off the device at this year’s ces. After all, Apple’s Steve Jobs has long held a firm, unwavering position that the software just doesn’t work on mobile device–it’s buggy, it crashes, it makes everything slower. And then, after all of that, the Xoom didn’t even launch with the software.There’s been a fair amount of speculation surrounding the delay of RIM’s own upcoming tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Recent rumors chalk the slowed pace up to concerns with touchscreen suppliers. CNN, on the other hand, has a different theory: the delay is due, at least in part, to problems with Flash.First there’s the aforementioned lack of the software in the Xoom launch. And then there’s the bugginess. In fact, some early hands-ons with the PlayBook have confirmed those concerns. Flash on the PlayBook is choppy, just as Steve Jobs warned. At present, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is the only tablet offering the software. The PlayBook is now slotted to launch on the 19th, Flash or no. AdChoices广告last_img read more

LONU choisit un bébé philippin pour fêter le 7 milliardième humain sur

first_imgL’ONU choisit un bébé philippin pour fêter le 7 milliardième humain sur TerreLa petite Danica May Camacho, née dimanche deux minutes avant minuit aux Philippines, a été choisie symboliquement par les Nations-Unies comme étant le sept milliardième être humain. Selon l’organisation, la population va continuer à progresser pour atteindre 9,3 milliards en 2050. Florante Camacho et Camille Dalura, deux habitants de la ville de Manille aux Philippines ont pu doublement fêter l’arrivée de leur petite fille, Danica May. Née dimanche à 23H58 au Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, celle-ci a été choisie par les représentants des Nations-Unies pour symboliser le sept milliardième être humain actuellement sur Terre. Pour fêter l’évènement, l’organisation a apporté un petit gâteau et a félicité les heureux parents à qui elle a offert une bourse pour les futures études de la petite Danica, ainsi qu’un pécule pour ouvrir un magasin. Mais si la très jeune Philippine a eu la chance d’être choisie, de nombreux autres pays ont revendiqué la naissance symbolique du sept milliardième habitant de la Planète.Face à ce concours de bébé, le secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon a toutefois estimé que le passage aux sept milliards n’était pas à prendre à la légère: “ce n’est pas une simple affaire de chiffre. C’est une histoire humaine”. D’après les statistiques du Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (UNFPA), les Philippines sont le 12e pays le plus peuplé du monde, avec 94,9 millions d’habitants. La première place revient en revanche, toujours à la Chine avec 1,35 milliard d’habitants, suivie de près par l’Inde qui en compte 1,24 milliard.Encore de nouveaux défis pour le monde À lire aussiLa France comptera 73 millions d’habitants en 2040C’est en 1999 que le pallier des six milliards d’êtres humains avait été atteint, avec cette fois-ci déjà, la naissance symbolique à Sarajevo d’un petit Bosniaque baptisé Adnan Nevic. Au vu de la croissance démographique observée ces dernières années, l’UNFPA a rendu un rapport vendredi dernier dans lequel elle prédit que la population va continuer à progresser pour atteindre 9,3 milliards en 2050 et plus de 10 milliards d’ici la fin du siècle. “Le monde et ses sept milliards d’habitants forment un ensemble complexe de tendances et de paradoxes”, mais la croissance démographique fait partie des “vérités essentielles au niveau mondial”, a estimé la représentante du UNFPA aux Philippines, Ugochi Daniels. Toutefois, l’organisation a souhaité mettre en garde face aux défis qui attendent le monde et ses désormais sept milliards d’humains. Elle évoque notamment la situation des pays les plus pauvres qui seront confrontés à la difficulté de trouver un travail à l’armada de jeunes qui arrivera sur le marché. Sans compter le réchauffement climatique, la sécheresse et l’explosion incontrôlée des mégapoles, relève l’AFP.Le 31 octobre 2011 à 15:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

TCI Officials heads to Brussels this week

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA delegation of TCI Officials will go to Brussels, Belgium for a Ministerial conference of the Association of the Overseas Countries & Territories of the European Union from December 4-10. The mission of the group’s visit is to establish stronger relationships with the EU. The Turks and Caicos has received three funds recently, the latest of which was $15 million expected to assist the modernization of public sector for the benefit of the business community. Related Items:last_img read more

Agriculture firm to occupy Vancouver waterfront offices

first_imgOffices that overlook the Columbia River are earmarked as a new Vancouver satellite home for the Wilbur-Ellis Co., an agricultural products distributor and service provider based in San Francisco.The company plans to take up 10,000 square feet of space in the second floor of the Columbia Shores Office Condominium building, which opened in 2009 at 2001 S.E. Columbia River Drive. It is unclear whether the move represents an expansion or a relocation for Wilbur-Ellis, which also operates offices in Wilsonville and Clackamas. Calls to the company Thursday were not returned.The company ranks 188th on Forbes’ 2011 Fortune 500 list. Wilbur-Ellis, which has three divisions — food preservation, feed products, and chemical fertilizers and weed control — generated $2.34 billion in revenue in 2011.The offices of Wilbur-Ellis are part of a building developed by Vancouver-based C.E. John Co. It is situated just east of Beaches Restaurant & Bar. The development is an office-condominium project in which potential occupants can purchase its 5,000-square-foot office suit. Wilbur-Ellis will apparently occupy two suites with an unspecified number of employees.Ground-floor office space in Columbia Shores is occupied by two companies, Martel Wealth Advisors and Regents Bank. In 2010, the building was honored by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program as a silver certification recipient for sustainable construction and efficient energy systems.last_img read more

Committee proposes mandatory reporting on disabled and ethnic minority staff

first_imgThe Equality and Human Rights Commission has recommended that the UK government legislate for mandatory monitoring and reporting on the recruitment, retention and progression of disabled and ethnic minority employees for employers with more than 250 staff.Its Measuring and reporting on ethnicity and disability pay gaps report, published today (Thursday 20 August 2018) proposes that all private, voluntary and listed public sector employers with 250 or more employees should be required to monitor and report on ethnicity and disability in recruitment, retention and progression within the workplace by April 2020.The report further recommends that these employers should also be obliged to publish a narrative and action plan, including time-bound targets, that has been informed by analysis of the employer’s specific ethnicity and disability data. This should explain the factors underlying the data and provide a focus on how substantive improvements can be made.Caroline Waters, deputy chair at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “We’ve seen how mandatory reporting has led to employers redoubling efforts to address their gender pay gaps. We need the same level of scrutiny and focused action on opportunities for disabled and ethnic minority staff in the workplace.“By not identifying and taking action to tackle unfairness in recruitment, retention and progression, employers are putting the careers of their ethnic minority and disabled staff at a disadvantage.”To support this key recommendation, the commission plans to work with the government to develop practical support and guidance for employers by April 2019 on how to collect, report on and use employee data on ethnicity and disability. It will also work with the Scottish and Welsh governments to provide clear and country-appropriate guidance on the classification system to be used for ethnic minority and disability monitoring by all organisations, and on how to collect, report and use this data in these regions.Research conducted in conjunction with the report found that although 77% of employers believe that ensuring workforce diversity is a priority, only 44% record or collect data on whether employees are disabled or not, and 36% record or collect data on employee ethnicity. A further 23% collect data on staff pay and progression that can be broken down by ethnicity and disabled and non-disabled staff. A minority (3%) of employers analyse this type of data to explore differences in pay and progression between different ethnicities and disabled and non-disabled staff.Waters added: “Collecting meaningful data will give employers the insight they need to tackle the underlying causes of inequality and ensure that disabled people and those from ethnic minorities enjoy a working environment that allows them to reach their full potential.“Our research has shown that first we need to support employers to collect and analyse data on staff ethnicity and disability and reassure employees about how their information will be used.”The report highlights best practice for employers in this area. This includes collecting information on, and encouraging staff to self-report, their ethnicity and disability status on a rolling basis, running internal communications campaigns before collecting data, publishing details of the proportion of staff who are disabled or from an ethnic minority, conducting pay reviews, publishing equality reports that show workforce breakdowns of employees by protected characteristics and using frameworks to identify how protected characteristics affect issues such as recruitment and annual reviews.Employers can monitor recruitment bias by looking at the percentage of those with protected characteristics who applied for jobs, were shortlisted, and were appointed, and can then establish working groups or develop action plans to address the ethnicity and disability pay gaps. They might take action, for example, by running leadership workshops targeted at staff from ethnic minority groups.Frances O’Grady, general secretary at the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said: “New rules to make bosses reveal gender pay gaps have helped to shine a light on the problem. A similar move to require employers to publish their disability and race pay gaps, along with the actions they will take to close them, would be a step in the right direction. As well as guidance for employers to ensure they are consistent in how they measure and report their pay gaps.”last_img read more

Woman caught on camera taking package from Plantation home

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras were rolling when a woman stole an envelope that had been delivered to a Plantation home.The woman could be seen in the video walking up to the home’s front porch before fleeing the scene with the package, Tuesday.The victim said this isn’t the first time the thief has struck her home.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

In A Social Media Fracas Walker Withdraws Appointee

first_imgGov. Bill Walker has pulled the name of an appointee to the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. Grace Jang, a Walker spokesperson, confirmed on Tuesday that Jeff Landfield’s nomination was withdrawn because of “disrespectful” and “misogynistic” images posted to his social media account. Many of the photographs circulating through the Capitol featured Landfield in swim briefs while vacationing in Las Vegas. One photo showed Landfield with his hands on a woman’s chest, and another had him making a crude gesture using a bachelorette-party prop.Landfield says he is “disappointed by the decision,” but that he does not want his removal to serve as a distraction from work in Juneau. The 30-year-old Anchorage resident also believes the reaction to the photographs may be the result of a generational divide between those who have grown up with social media and those who have not.“This is probably a big part of the reason many people have no desire to get involved in public service,” says Landfield.Landfield adds that he disagrees with the description of the photos as “misogynistic.”Landfield currently chairs Anchorage’s Federation of Community Councils. In 2012, he attempted an unsuccessful challenge against Sen. Lesil McGuire in the Republican primary. McGuire currently chairs the Senate’s Judiciary Committee and had been assigned Landfield’s confirmation hearing. McGuire was not available for comment.According to Walker’s spokesperson, Landfield was appointed at the recommendation of Craig Fleener, an Arctic policy advisor to the governor and his former running mate. As of Tuesday evening, Landfield had not been contacted by the Governor’s Office about his nomination.last_img read more

5 youths ages 10 to 13 suspected in Bethel school vandalism spree

first_imgBethel police have identified five juveniles age 10 and 13, suspected of vandalizing preschool classrooms and smashing windows in more than a dozen cars owned by the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Charges are being sent to the division of juvenile justice.Damages to the school and vehicles is pegged around $100,000. Photo: KYUK.Lieutenant Joe Corbett says this is not the first time police have dealt vandalism in the school, which has high quality cameras that were rolling.“We put the images around the police department, we put them in front of school administrators to try to get those kids identified. It normally doesn’t take us very long.”The damage was discovered Sunday morning and closed the preschool this week. Corbett says the investigation is not entirely complete.“The first confession isn’t always the entire truth. We need to work it from every angle and make sure that what we’re being told, the confession we did obtain are accurate, consistent, and make sure there is no one else out there who could be escaping punishment on this, if we’re to get all of the kids that were involved.”The preliminary damage estimates exceed $50,000 for the vehicles and at least $50,000 to the preschool.A Bethel school was vandalized over the weekend. Photo: KYUK.“This amount, this level of damage is certainly out of the ordinary. But property damage from kids in this town has been a problem for a long time, and a lot of this is about parental supervision.”Going forward, Corbett says the police will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy on the city’s curfew rules.“It’s never been enforced at that level, we’ve always left that up to officer discretion. But when a problem’s been identified, it needs to be addressed. We clearly see there is a problem here. It’s our tool to address it, but it’s not the only tool that the city and citizens have. If you have responsible parents involved in what their children are doing… That’s the best tool of them all. Then we don’t have to write tickets.”Parents can be fined up to $250 for curfew violations.last_img read more

Polls may come anytime Siddaramaiah says Yediyurappa

first_imgBengaluru: As the B S Yediyurappa government in Karnataka completed one month in office on Monday, Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah claimed it may last one year at the most. Predicting mid-term election to the Assembly, the former chief minister urged Congress workers to start preparing for it and strengthen the party. “I have said, strengthen the party. Election may come any time, because no one has the belief that Yediyurappa government will continue for long,” Siddaramaiah said. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Speaking to reporters in Hubballi, he said, “…if they form the government along with rebels (17 disqualified former Congress-JD(S) legislators) can it last long? How long can they survive with those from Congress and JD(S)? I don’t think if they remain for one year, it is a big thing.” He also said according to his assessment, it would be “big thing” if they survived for one year, asking how long the ruling BJP will continue in power with 105 MLAs. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “They did not have the mandate of the people, they indulged in horse trading to come to power, people will teach them a lesson,” he added. Following the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government 14 months after it came into being, Yediyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister on July 26, and proved his majority in the assembly three days later. Advertise With Us More than three weeks after taking over the reins, the BJP strongman in the state had expanded his cabinet last August 20, inducting 17 Ministers. Hitting out at the JD(S) leadership, Siddaramaiah said, it was trying to shift the blame on him for the fall of the coalition government with an intention to gain political mileage. “People of Karnataka are politically aware, they understand such things,” he added. A political slugfest has erupted between JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah with each holding the other responsible for the exit of the coalition government. Siddaramaiah also hit out at the central government, accusing it of not releasing funds for flood relief. “It had never happened in the past floods should have been declared as national calamity. We had demanded immediate release of Rs 5,000 crore as interim relief, not even one rupee was given” An inter-ministerial Central team was currently on a four-day visit to Karnataka to assess the damage caused by the recent floods.last_img read more

Astronomers detect lowmass brown dwarf around Atype mainsequence star

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 Science X Network Brown dwarf in a dynamical-tide regime detected by WASP survey Brown dwarfs are intermediate objects between planets and stars. Astronomers generally agree that they are substellar objects occupying the mass range between 13 and 80 Jupiter masses. Although many brown dwarves have been detected to date, such objects existing as companions of other stars are a rare find.Now, a team of researchers led by George Zhou of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reports the finding of a new example of a rare brown dwarf companion orbiting an A-type main-sequence (or A dwarf) star known as HATS-70. The astronomers employed the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) to observe HATS-70 and found that this star is transited by some object.Next, the team conducted follow-up photometric and spectroscopic observations of HATS-70 in order to uncover basic parameters of the companion and its host.”We report the discovery of HATS-70b, a transiting brown dwarf at the deuterium burning limit. (…) The transits were first identified by the HATSouth network (Bakos et al. 2013), and confirmed via photometric and spectroscopic follow-up observations that measured the radius and mass of the companion,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, HATS-70b is about 38 percent larger than Jupiter, has a mass of some 12.9 Jupiter masses and an equilibrium temperature of 2,370 K. The brown dwarf resides in a close-in orbit, separated from the host by only 0.036 AU, with an orbital period of 1.89 days.With an age of about 810 million years, the parent star is nearly two times larger than the sun and has a mass of around 1.78 solar masses. The host has an effective temperature of 7,930 K and a luminosity of approximately 12 solar luminosities. The HATS-70 system is located around 4,260 light years away from the sun.The researchers emphasized that HATS-70b is the first detected brown dwarf companion transiting an A dwarf star. Furthermore, HATS-70b is one of few massive planet or brown dwarf systems with a measured obliquity. The study found that this object, like previously studied massive planets and brown dwarfs, orbits in a low projected-obliquity orbit with 8.9 degrees. Such a low obliquity, when it comes to massive objects, still baffles astronomers.”The low obliquities of these systems is surprising given all brown dwarf and massive planets with obliquities measured orbit stars hotter than the Kraft break. This trend is tentatively inconsistent with dynamically chaotic migration for systems with massive companions, though the stronger tidal influence of these companions makes it difficult to draw conclusions on the primordial obliquity distribution of this population,” the authors of the paper wrote.They added that finding more high-mass companions with obliquities measured, around hot stars could be crucial for determining the origins of close-in orbit brown dwarfs like HATS-70b. Using HATSouth Exoplanet Survey, an international group of astronomers has discovered a low-mass brown dwarf transiting an A-type main-sequence star. The newly detected brown dwarf, designated HATS-70b, is the first such object found around a star of this type. The finding is detailed in a paper published November 16 on arXiv.org. More information: G. Zhou et al. HATS-70b: A 13 Mjup brown dwarf transiting an A star. arXiv:1811.06925 [astro-ph.EP]. arxiv.org/abs/1811.06925 Explore further The unbinned r band HATSouth discovery light curve of HATS-70. Credit: Zhou et al., 2018. Citation: Astronomers detect low-mass brown dwarf around A-type main-sequence star (2018, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-astronomers-low-mass-brown-dwarf-a-type.htmllast_img read more

Verizon Selling Social Media Site Tumblr To WordPress Owner Automattic

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