July, 2019 Archive

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STAR PREVIEW Southampton v Burnley

first_img[dropcap]N[/dropcap]o mistakes from Chelsea yesterday, comfortably landing the HT/FT recommendation for the column and thankfully I dodged the coupon busting Man City and Tottenham games.With those two sides drawing it was almost a ‘six-pointer’ for Chelsea.We still have Liverpool v Man U to come on Monday but ahead of that a trip to St Mary’s for Southampton v Burnley.My first instinct was that Southampton looked a little short, they haven’t scored in their last two games and their wins so far this season haven’t come against the top flight clubs.I’ve been impressed with Burnley’s transition to the Premier League. 14th in the table and they were desperately unlucky not to get a point from the Arsenal game when the Gunners snatched a last second highly questionable goal.Burnley proved they’re a match for anyone with a 2-0 win over Liverpool in August.Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “We have to be intent on doing what we do and have belief in what we do and so far we’ve had a solid start.“We want that to continue, though we’re obviously aware it’s a tough place to go.”Southampton v BurnleyPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 2 – 0 BurnleyDec 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1 – 0 SouthamptonJan 2014 ENGLISH FA CUP Southampton 4 – 3 BurnleyFeb 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Southampton 2 – 0 BurnleySep 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Burnley 1 – 1 SouthamptonApr 2009 CHAMPIONSHIP Southampton 2 – 2 BurnleyDec 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP Burnley 3 – 2 SouthamptonApr 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP Southampton 0 – 1 BurnleyOct 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP Burnley 2 – 3 SouthamptonJan 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP Southampton 0 – 0 BurnleyI think it will be a low scoring game and think the DRAW at around 4/1 looks generous with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW 5 points at 4/1 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +93.08 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Mon Movers Specials

first_imgHORSE RACING5.20 SouthwellSentimental Gent 5/2 > 6/45.50 SouthwellCococabala 14/1 > 15/27.00 KilbegganGangster 11/8 > evens7.20 SouthwellEponina 6/1 > 7/28.10 WindsorGift Of Raaj 5/2 > 15/8LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD1/6 Tottenham Hotspur 18/1 Watford 15/2 DRAWLa Liga20:00 Sky Sports Football2/5 Real Betis 15/2 Malaga 4/1 DRAW Welcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Monday 30 AprilDAILY SPECIALS BET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321last_img read more

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BENS BLOG The Top 7 Things They Didnt Teach You At School

first_img1) It/All/Everyone/Everything is a total blag. They’re virtually all Bullshitters. Part of life, is a journey to find just a few things and people, that/who are genuine.2) Lust & Love. They are very different things. Not knowing the difference between the two, or not being able to move on from unrequited hopes of either, can waste vast chunks of your life. And the latter is what is left when the former has gone forevermore.3) 10 years ago, what were your ‘Competitors’ doing? Oh, Blog, can you not even remember who those so called competitors even were? That’s because competitors don’t even exist. So don’t worry about what anybody else MIGHT be up to. JUST CONCENTRATE ON YOUR OWN GAME.4) Feeling fucked-off? Permanently exhausted? Cheated? Misunderstood? But why are you making a Sulking-Face, Blog? Nobody cares. You need to keep making a Nice-Face; ALL.THE. TIME. Life’s unfair. The sooner you’ve accepted this, the easier it all becomes.5) Good, clever, healthy and sensible people, sometimes die young, go bankrupt, or get divorced. And it’s very sad. But Flash people ALWAYS fall. Because there’s nothing under the surface. Don’t get too close; or you could get carried down with them.6) You will make the error of believing that others will treat you with the same values that you have treated them. And the sharpest knives will come from those closest to you. But when they’ve done their work, and everybody’s moved on, don’t change the person you are; DON’T LOWER YOURSELF, in your future, to their level.7) Flirtations are Flirtations. Holiday Romances are Holiday Romances. Life-Partners are Life-Partners. Friends are Friends. And Business-Associates are Business-Associates. Don’t try and make people what they aren’t. YOU WILL ONLY DISAPPOINT YOURSELF.JUST KEEP GOING.Over and out, B xlast_img read more

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TALES FROM THE RING Cheltenham Friday

first_img12:10 British Stallion Studs EBF ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ HurdleLofty described business in the opener as ‘better than I expected’ but expectations for the race evidently weren’t high. Field money was modest but had at least been ‘taken well’. Losers at the off were 11/8 second-in Jarveys Plate and 125/1 outsider Tricks And Trails. ‘Going for’ favourites is rarely big or clever but when it happens unintentionally and you cop over one you take it. Triumphant Elixir De Nutz the 6/5 jolly was a winner in the book for a decent lunch for two at The Oslo Court in a race where most other firms would have lost their money. A good start by default.12:45 Neville Lumb Novices’ ChaseNext up was a four-runner heat, it looked competitive enough though. The World’s End opened 7/4 and was backed to 6/4 before bouncing back again. It was easy to lay all the horses, the book was looking nice and tidy until a cash punter came in with £2500 – £1000 Lil Rockerfeller. Given the modest level of business, there was no way we were going to bet up to it and at the off it was a loser for four-figures. Talk about London buses, two winning favourites in a row and a cop in the book, a decent one this time, both times.1:20 Catesby Handicap HurdleAt around 3/1 the field, the next heat was much more competitive, ‘very poor business too’ growled Lofty from behind the joint. There was a late move for Master Work, 12/1 into 8/1 but nobody had a lump on with us. At the off the book had three three-figure losers in it with the field money not nudging four-figures. That’s not clever bookmaking in anyone’s language.3/1 favourite Al Dancer won the race and this time the firm did their money in the right and proper manner the same as everyone else. The books had a while to acclimatise to yet another loser as it just went further and further away after the last. The jolly first, the rest nowhere.On the bright side, the side we always wish to look, being still well up after three winning favourites was not a bad place to be.1:55 CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap ChaseThey opened 11/2 the field the next, ultra competitive given it was just a 10-runner heat. As Lofty pointed out ‘the favourite for some Grand Nationals is shorter than this’. Quite what was going to be favourite was in doubt for most of the betting.All eyes, or at least those that knew the connection were watching the Freddie Williams joint, Julie’s husband Kevin has a leg in Gordon Elliott’s Synopsis. The firm were a point or so lower throughout the betting, though Julie assured me it was out of loyalty rather than a strong fancy. At the off Skewiff was sent off favourite at 9/2.As Synopsis powered home by 10 lengths at 13/2 readers could be excused for thinking that Julie had underplayed the chances of the winner. Not a bit of it, I was stood by the joint as both Kevin and Julie greeted the victory with a mixture of delight and surprise, the mare defying top weight.I collared Kevin as he breathlessly got back to the joint and asked him the plans for Synopsis, he just gave me ‘the look’ and replied ‘I don’t know, I still need to get over this win!’Synopsis co-owner Kevin McMunigal and Julie Williams all smiles after her victory.2:30 CF Roberts 25 Years Of Sponsorship Handicap ChaseThe next race saw money for Singlefarmpayment and Coo Star Sivola the latter despite stable ‘mole’ Armaloft Alex less than enthusiastic summing up of Lizzie Kelly’s mount’s chances. Alex was right and the money was wrong, Singlefarmpayment’s backers were nearer the mark but had to settle for runner-up spot. Racegoers were treated to a terrific three-way finish which saw Cogry get up close home to record a 9/1 win and a decent cop in the book.3:05 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap ChaseConsidering it was the cross country race the punters were keen to be on and backed several horses which was good. The bad thing was they backed the same several. At the off there were four losers in the book, Ballycasey by far the worst for four figures. Wounded Warrior was the next worse ‘They’ll probably finish hand in hand clear’ bemoaned a morose Lofty.Luckily Lofty was wide of the mark. 6/1 winner Fact Of The Matter was an excellent winner in the book which was once again just luck the way they came in for them. Or was it? After the race youthful Head of On-Course Jamie flourished a betting slip on the winner, at 7/1 too. He wouldn’t have had a lean up his fancy would he? The jury is out, the bottom line was the firm copped again. I hate to say it though, the ticket ensured he’s marked down, he had a fair bet but didn’t ask for fractions. Always ask for fractions on course, if you are unaware of them, please read this and start betting like a pro! CLICK HERE3:40 Citipost Handicap HurdleI bumped into Colin and Sue just before the off of the last. Colin is a legend of the betting ring while Sue regularly wins best turned out. Colin bagged 7/2 the jolly, Worthy Farm.At the off the book had just two losers Clondaw Native and Worthy Farm.Worthy Farm ran well for a long way but this time Colin’s money stayed in the hod as Aaron Lad’s victory ensured a winning day for the firm. We’re back tomorrow where they tell us we’ll be getting a soaking!SIMON NOTT CHELTENHAM FRIDAY: Simon Nott reports from day one of the International Meeting at Cheltenham – direct from the Star Sports pitch. It was cold and unseasonably fast out on the track – how did the barometer swing in the ring throughout the afternoon?With the sun shining down, Martyn of Leicester hollering ‘Money without work’ at the top of his lungs and the Pickwick-Bevan firm going all out to support Christmas Jumper Day, all was well in the betting ring as betting got underway in the opener. Simon Nott is author of:Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILSlast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Man U v Chelsea

first_imgThe race for the top four seems to be the one that no team can win. In the last week all of Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have dropped points and now the last two meet in another mega big-six encounter.Manchester United fans had a conflicting experience in midweek, where City were too good in the Derby. That would normally be a crushing experience for fans of the Red Devils, but the likely denial of a first Premier League title for Liverpool could soften that blow. Another defeat here, however, would cap an extremely flat ending to the season.Chelsea are in the semi-finals of the Europa League, and still have a chance of that and taking a top four spot, although they blew an opportunity to take control of the race against Burnley in midweek with a 2-2 draw.That said, Maurizio Sarri is in a better position than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as we speak. Chelsea have been playing decent football for the past few weeks and scoring plenty of goals, even if they have relied a huge amount on Eden Hazard. Gonzalo Higuain has struggled for goals, but the belting goal he smashed in on Monday should help his confidence.Hazard was once again outstanding in turning back an initial Burnley advantage on Tuesday and linked well with a more free flowing N’Golo Kante, and both of them will look to take advantage of any United gaps in midfield too. The loss of Callum Hudson-Odoi after he ruptured his tendon but Reuben Loftus-Cheek has been one of Chelsea’s better attacking influences lately.Man Utd v ChelseaPremier League16:30 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, past 10 years)FEB 2019 FA CUP Chelsea 0-2 Manchester UnitedOCT 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 2-2 Manchester UnitedMAY 2018 FA CUP Chelsea 1-0 Manchester UnitedFEB 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-1 ChelseaNOV 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-0 Manchester UnitedAPR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-0 ChelseaMAR 2017 FA CUP Chelsea 1-0 Manchester UnitedOCT 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 4-0 Manchester UnitedFEB 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-1 Manchester UnitedDEC 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-0 ChelseaUnited were outmatched by City in midweek, although they should have had a goal with Jesse Lingard air kicking an open net, and they ought to get more chances against a Chelsea side which has made a fair few defensive errors in the past week too. Indeed, Ederson had to be very sharp to prevent United taking the lead Marcus Rashford’s pace will be aimed at David Luiz, and if the high press that United have employed works – and they have had some success with it – then there’ll be chances for them to finally get another goal from open play.Their Manchester Derby defeat was a seventh in nine games since Solskjaer took the job and whist it was an improvement on the truly abject showing at Everton, there’s no reason to take 13/8 on them. Indeed 17/10 on Chelsea is fairly tempting, but backing goals is a far more appealing bet than trusting either side.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS 5 pts at 5/6 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 280.92 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, RBC Heritage)last_img read more

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Pool Feed for Rice Student Computer Chess Game

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareMedia AdvisoryCONTACT: Lisa Nutting PHONE: (713) 831-4796`POOL’ FEED FOR RICE STUDENT, COMPUTER CHESS GAME Television coverage of the chess game between Ricejunior Nathan Doughty and “DB Junior,” a smaller version of Deep Blue, the IBMchess machine, will be available today by “pool” feed from a conference room inthe Anne and Charles Duncan Hall on the Rice campus. The university will providea mult-box for camera crews to receive the direct audio/visual feed from thegame site.Organizers of the chess game want as little disruption as possible during thecontest to allow both Doughty and “DB Junior” to concentrate on theirstrategies. Camera crews, reporters and still photographers will be allowed intothe match site before and after the game.The mult-box will be located at the control booth located on the northeastcorner of the hall on the ground floor. News Office staff will direct televisioncrews to the booth.The chess game is part of Rice’s Computer and Information TechnologyInstitute’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The program begins at 4 p.m. The chessmatch is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.Questions concerning coverage of this event should be directed to either LisaNutting at (713) 831-4796 or Philip Montgomery at (713) 831-4792.### last_img

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Offgrid sterilization with Rice Us solar steam

first_imgVIDEO is available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2DbVQ6AnDsThe following IMAGE is available at: http://news.rice.edu/files/2012/11/SOLAR-1-WEB.jpgRice University graduate student Oara Neumann, left, and scientist Naomi Halas are co-authors of a new study about a highly efficient method of turning sunlight into heat. They expect their technology to have an initial impact as an ultra-small-scale system to treat human waste in developing nations without sewer systems or electricity. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)A copy of the PNAS paper is available at:http://www.pnas.org/content/110/29/11677Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews Share4David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.edu Off-grid sterilization with Rice U.’s ‘solar steam’Solar-powered sterilization technology supported by Gates FoundationHOUSTON – (July 22, 2013) – Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. The “solar steam” sterilization system uses nanomaterials to convert as much as 80 percent of the energy in sunlight into germ-killing heat.The technology is described online in a July 8 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition. In the paper, researchers from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) show two ways that solar steam can be used for sterilization — one setup to clean medical instruments and another to sanitize human waste.“Sanitation and sterilization are enormous obstacles without reliable electricity,” said Rice photonics pioneer Naomi Halas, the director of LANP and lead researcher on the project, with senior co-author and Rice professor Peter Nordlander. “Solar steam’s efficiency at converting sunlight directly into steam opens up new possibilities for off-grid sterilization that simply aren’t available today.”In a previous study last year, Halas and colleagues showed that “solar steam” was so effective at direct conversion of solar energy into heat that it could even produce steam from ice water.“It makes steam directly from sunlight,” she said. “That means the steam forms immediately, even before the water boils.”Halas, Rice’s Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of physics, professor of chemistry and professor of biomedical engineering, is one of the world’s most-cited chemists. Her lab specializes in creating and studying light-activated particles. One of her creations, gold nanoshells, is the subject of several clinical trials for cancer treatment.Solar steam’s efficiency comes from light-harvesting nanoparticles that were created at LANP by Rice graduate student Oara Neumann, the lead author on the PNAS study. Neumann created a version of nanoshells that converts a broad spectrum of sunlight — including both visible and invisible bandwidths — directly into heat. When submerged in water and exposed to sunlight, the particles heat up so quickly they instantly vaporize water and create steam. The technology has an overall energy efficiency of 24 percent. Photovoltaic solar panels, by comparison, typically have an overall energy efficiency of around 15 percent.When used in the autoclaves in the tests, the heat and pressure created by the steam were sufficient to kill not just living microbes but also spores and viruses. The solar steam autoclave was designed by Rice undergraduates at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and refined by Neumann and colleagues at LANP. In the PNAS study, standard tests for sterilization showed the solar steam autoclave could kill even the most heat-resistant microbes.“The process is very efficient,” Neumann said. “For the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation program that is sponsoring us, we needed to create a system that could handle the waste of a family of four with just two treatments per week, and the autoclave setup we reported in this paper can do that.”Halas said her team hopes to work with waste-treatment pioneer Sanivation to conduct the first field tests of the solar steam waste sterilizer at three sites in Kenya.“Sanitation technology isn’t glamorous, but it’s a matter of life and death for 2.5 billion people,” Halas said. “For this to really work, you need a technology that can be completely off-grid, that’s not that large, that functions relatively quickly, is easy to handle and doesn’t have dangerous components. Our Solar Steam system has all of that, and it’s the only technology we’ve seen that can completely sterilize waste. I can’t wait to see how it performs in the field.”Paper co-authors include Curtis Feronti, Albert Neumann, Anjie Dong, Kevin Schell, Benjamin Lu, Eric Kim, Mary Quinn, Shea Thompson, Nathaniel Grady, Maria Oden and Nordlander, all of Rice. The research was supported by a Grand Challenges grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by the Welch Foundation.###center_img FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

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Fights Erupt at Florida Airport After Spirit Flights Canceled

first_img Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Spirit Airlines Inc passengers brawled in a Florida airport late on Monday after the budget carrier, which is in dispute with its pilots, canceled several flights. The cancellations, which sparked chaos that ended with three arrests at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, were the latest of about 300 the airline has made in the past week alone.The Florida-based carrier blames the cancellations on what it called an illegal work slowdown by its pilots, which it says has disrupted 20,000 customers’ flights and cost the company $8.5 million in revenue.Spirit’s shares were down 3 percent at $55.67 in afternoon trading on Tuesday in a broadly flat market.Footage of the fights spread widely on social media, creating the latest in a string of public relations headaches for U.S. airlines.“We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place,” Spirit spokesman Paul Berry said in a statement.Airlines found themselves the focus of customer anger a month ago after video of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off a flight in Chicago went viral. The passenger later reached a settlement with United. American Airlines Group Inc later came under fire after a video emerged showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller.Last week, Delta Air Lines Inc apologized after a couple with two toddlers were kicked off an overbooked flight.Congress hauled top airline executives in front of a House of Representatives committee hearing last week to face questions about their customer service, although lawmakers stopped short of proposing any legislation.In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said an internal labor dispute was a poor excuse for Spirit’s mistreatment of customers.“Need for Passenger Bill of Rights couldn’t be clearer – to restore confidence, ensure fair treatment, and take airlines like Spirit to task,” Blumenthal tweeted.Three ArrestsSpirit has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop its pilots “purposely and unlawfully disrupting the airline’s operations.”On Tuesday, a court issued a temporary restraining order forcing its union pilots to return to work.“The court has spoken and Spirit pilots will fully comply with the order handed down, which is completely in line with our overriding goal: the resumption of normal operations,” the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents Spirit’s pilots, said in a statement on Tuesday.At least 11 Spirit flights were canceled at Fort Lauderdale airport on Monday and 31 delayed, according to FlightAware data.Broward County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at the airport as about 500 passengers became irate, police said. Video showed travelers fighting each other and falling to the ground as security officials tried to restrain them.Three people were arrested for threatening to harm airline employees and challenging them to fight, police said, adding the trio had made the crowd become “increasingly aggressive.” Share this article Fights Erupt at Florida Airport After Spirit Flights Canceled By Reuters May 9, 2017 Updated: May 9, 2017 US Sharelast_img read more

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Man Discovers He Won 1 Million Powerball Prize When He Finally Checks

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US Show Discussion Share A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) center_img Man Discovers He Won $1 Million Powerball Prize When He Finally Checks Ticket By NTD Television September 4, 2017 Updated: September 4, 2017 Amidst all the commotion over the largest lottery prize ever won last month, one man didn’t realize he also had a winning ticket.Arthur Martin’s $1 million prize sat unclaimed for more than a week. Five of his numbers—6, 7, 16, 23, and 26—matched the Jackpot prize winner in the draw that took place on Aug. 23. He was only off by the Powerball number, which was 4.Martin was the only $1 million Powerball winner in Virginia, WTOP reported.After finally checking his ticket against the winning numbers, it took him an additional four days to overcome the shock.“It was surreal. I thought I was just donating to the Virginia Lottery education fund,” said Martin in a Virginia Lottery press release. Sales from lottery games generated $500,000 for Virginia schools in fiscal-year 2017. Martin, a building engineer, said he doesn’t really play Powerball often, but was enticed by the huge jackpot prize of over $700 million. The odds of winning the $1 million prize were one in 11.7 million, Inside Nova reported. A slim chance, but significantly better than the one in 292.2 million faced by the winner of the jackpot prize.Martin eventually decided to check the ticket, as he bought a few other tickets he was going to check at the same time. He didn’t expect to be a winner.The store where he purchased the ticket, Parkway Express in Lorton, Virginia, will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.Martin is going to use the money to pay off some of his debts, and spend some on himself and his family in the upcoming holiday season.The jackpot winner was a 53-year-old mother from Massachusetts. Mavis L. Wanczyk chose the exact same numbers that came up in the Powerball draw, NTD Television reported.She won the largest ever lottery prize of $758 million, although because she took a lump sum she receives only $443 million of that amount. The total after taxes was $336.3 million. The store in the city of Chicopee, where the purchased, is getting $50,000 for the winning sale.With all the publicity Wanczyk has received for her win, police have increased patrols near her home.In total there were 9,397,723 people who won a combined total of $134,981,575 in the record drawing.From NTD.tv Share this articlelast_img read more

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Man Seen in Viral Yellowstone Bison Encounter Arrested

first_img Share this article The man seen in a viral video challenging a bison in Yellowstone National Park has been arrested.The video showed the man, identified as 55-year-old Raymond Reinke of Oregon, moving toward the bison that was walking across the road before stopping on the side.Reinke bellows and taunts the bison before it charges him twice. Both times, Reinke barely dodges the huge animal.A press release obtained by Glacier National Park stated that rangers there arrested Reinke late on Aug. 2, reported NBC.The release states that Reinke was on a tour of national parks in the area, and had already been arrested once for being drunk and disorderly at Grand Teton National Park on July 28. He was released on bond.Rangers stated that Reinke was also given a ticket on July 31 at Yellowstone for being intoxicated and argumentative.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Rangers believe the video was recorded shortly after Reinke received the ticket.A warrant was issued for Renke’s arrest after the incident went viral and rangers identified the man in the video as Reinke; the assistant U.S. attorney requested that the bond be revoked, and the request was granted.Reinke was taken to the jail at Yellowstone. According to The Associated Press, Reinke will have a hearing next week and requested a court-appointed attorney.Bison can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds and stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder, according to the Department of the Interior.Bison encounters can be deadly, with a number of people dying over the years when they got too close to the animals. “Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be,” noted the National Park Service, in an alert about a 59-year-old California woman being gored by a bison in Yellowstone in June.The woman suffered a hip injury but survived.From NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Show Discussion Raymond Reinke of Oregon after he was arrested for harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 2, 2018. (Glacier National Park) US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Man Seen in Viral Yellowstone Bison Encounter Arrested By Zachary Stieber August 4, 2018 Updated: August 4, 2018last_img read more

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Democrats More Positive on Socialism than Capitalism

first_imgDemocratic Socialists of America march in downtown Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2018. (Amy Osborne/AFP/Getty Images) Share this article Democrats More Positive on Socialism than Capitalism By Petr Svab August 13, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018 Share Politics center_img American Democrats have a more positive view of socialism than of capitalism, a Gallup poll has shown. It was the first time Gallup came to such a result since 2010, when it started to ask the question.Of Democrats and those leaning Democrat, 57 percent held a positive view of socialism, while 47 percent held the same attitude toward capitalism. In 2010, the results were 53 percent positive toward both. In 2016, 58 percent were positive toward socialism versus 56 percent toward capitalism, but that difference was statistically insignificant because the poll has a 3 percent margin of sampling error.Among Republicans, 71 percent were positive toward capitalism and a mere 16 percent toward socialism, similar numbers as in 2010.“Views of socialism among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are particularly important in the current political environment because many observers have claimed the Democratic Party is turning in more of a socialist direction,” said Frank Newport, Gallup editor-in-chief., in an Aug. 13 release.He noted that democratic socialist Bernie Sanders “competitively challenged” Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won the Democratic nomination in New York’s 14th Congressional District.However, a majority of the progressive candidates Ocasio-Cortez endorsed lost their primary bids on Aug. 7, “raising doubts about the depth of Democrats’ embrace of socialism,” Newport said. Americans in general largely don’t subscribe to socialism, with 37 percent holding a positive view of it. The shift of Democrats away from capitalism, however, made a dent in Americans’ support of it in general. While 56 percent of Americans held a positive view of capitalism in the latest poll, that is down from 60 percent in 2016.Socialism is “collective ownership of the means of production,” which has historically translated into state control of healthcare, education, industry, media, land, natural resources, and various aspects of human life. Prominent socialists have promoted it as a transition phase toward the more dystopian concept of communism.The poll was conducted among 1,505 adults, aged 18 and older, between July 30 and Aug. 5.Watch Next:How Communism Seeks to Destroy HumanityCommunism has caused the deaths of more than 100 million people over the last century through famine, political killings, and genocide. Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Umpires May Boycott Serena Williams Matches after US Open Incident

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Show Discussion US News Umpires May Boycott Serena Williams Matches after US Open Incident By Tom Ozimek September 11, 2018 Updated: September 11, 2018center_img QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share this article Some tennis umpires are considering a boycott of matches involving Serena Williams amid the fallout from a U.S. Open final match in which she called umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief” and a “liar,” according to The Times of London.The tennis star’s on-the-court outbursts during a Sept. 8 match with Naomi Osaka of Japan were challenged by chair umpire Ramos, and led to a game penalty and several fines for tennis rules violations.Williams, in the final, was fined $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of Ramos, another $4,000 for being warned for coaching in the match, and $3,000 for breaking her tennis racket. It comes out of her $1.85 million prize money, according to The Associated Press.She has claimed sexism was a factor in her penalization.The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) both sent out statements supporting Williams.WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement “There should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done.” But an anonymous official told The Times that there was a growing consensus among some umpires that Ramos was “thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it.”Umpires are reportedly discussing possible action in defense of their profession, with one suggestion allegedly being considered is to refuse to officiate matches involving Williams until she apologizes to Ramos.The International Tennis Federation (ITF), issued a statement to support Ramos’s handling of the final, saying that under the grand-slam rulebook, all three violations issued by Ramos were correct.“Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis,” the statement read. “Mr Ramos’s decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open’s decision to fine Ms. Williams for the three offenses.“It is understandable that this high-profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate. At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rulebook and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.”Williams on the tennis court Serena Williams of the United States returns to her chair after smashing her racket during her Women’s Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan during the 2018 US Open in New York City on Sept. 8, 2018. (Elsa/Getty Images)Three ViolationsWilliams was warned by Ramos for getting coaching, which is against the Grand Slam rule matches. She disputed the ruling, saying that cheating is “the one thing I’ve never done, ever.” Her coach, after the match, admitted to AP that he indeed was trying to send her a signal.She got another warning a few games later for smashing her racket. The second violation cost her a point, and it led to more arguing from her.Williams called Ramos “a thief,” which drew the third violation against her for verbal abuse, and it cost her the game. That put Osaka ahead 5-3, AP reported.“I have never cheated in my life!” Williams said to Ramos. “You owe me an apology.”Under Article III, Section P of the Grand Slam Rule Book, verbal abuse is defined as “a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator, or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting, or otherwise abusive.” The section says a player is subject to a fine up to $20,000 for each violation, AP noted.“You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live,” Williams shouted at Ramos, according to Fox News. “You are the liar. When are you going to give me my apology? You owe me an apology. Say it. Say you’re sorry. … And you stole a point from me. You’re a thief, too!”Epoch Times reporter Jack Philipps contributed to this report. Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM last_img read more

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US Seeks to Sharply Cut Refugee Admissions as Asylum Claims Soar

first_img Trump Presidency QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Show Discussion Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img WASHINGTON—The State Department is proposing a 30,000 ceiling for refugee resettlements in fiscal year 2019, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 17.The number is a 20,000-person decrease from fiscal 2017, and the lowest since 1980. However, Pompeo said, the United States anticipates processing an additional 280,000 asylum-seekers in fiscal 2019.More than 800,000 asylum-seekers are already in the United States awaiting adjudication of their claims. The immigration court system is so bogged down that it will take at least seven years to clear the existing claims, without adding new ones.The United States says “refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion,” according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.The definition is the same for an asylum-seeker; however, asylees apply once inside the United States, while a refugee applies for admission from outside the country.The State Department is responsible for refugee intake into the United States. In fiscal 2018, the largest portion of refugees (46 percent) came from Africa. Only 31 countries accept refugees, and the total number resettled globally is paltry (102,800 in the past year) compared to the 25.4 million refugees estimated by the UNHCR.“The refugee ceiling number should not be viewed in isolation from other expansive humanitarian programs,” Pompeo said. “Some will characterize the refugee ceiling as the sole barometer of America’s commitment to vulnerable people around the world. This would be wrong.”Taking in refugees is only a small part of the assistance the United States provides to refugees around the world—the lion’s share of assistance goes to refugees in the place they flee to.“A focus on helping refugees overseas also allows us to maximize our resources,” Pompeo said. “We can house, feed, and provide medical care for hundreds of thousands more refugees closer to their homes and do so more rapidly than we could possibly do here in the United States.”The FBI has reported that approximately 300 persons who entered the United States as refugees are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations, according to the DHS.Congress needs to approve the new refugee ceiling, which it’s likely to do. Follow Charlotte on Twitter: @charlottecuthbo Share this article US Seeks to Sharply Cut Refugee Admissions as Asylum Claims Soar By Charlotte Cuthbertson September 18, 2018 Updated: September 18, 2018last_img read more

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Modest Link Between Violent Video Games Physical Aggression Confirmed by Study

first_img Show Discussion US News Are video games shortening attention spans? (Getty Images) ‘Modest’ Link Between Violent Video Games, Physical Aggression Confirmed by Study By Petr Svab October 2, 2018 Updated: October 8, 2018 Sharecenter_img An analysis of two dozen studies found a link between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.While previous studies have demonstrated violent video games boost aggressive tendencies in thoughts and feelings, the new analysis showed a link with physical aggression. The effect on players was “modest,” noted the analysis published Oct. 1.The Dartmouth College researchers, professors James Sargent and Jay Hull, and senior analyst Anna Prescott, looked at 24 studies that together tracked more than 17,000 people for as short as three months to as long as over four years. The average age of the people studied varied, from 9 to 19.All the studies measured changes in physical aggression at multiple points in time.“We conclude that playing violent video games is associated with greater levels of overt physical aggression over time, after accounting for prior aggression,” the authors stated.The authors noted there’s been skepticism over the effect of violent video games on real-life behavior. Previous studies revealed that violent video games make people think and feel more hostile, emotionally numb, and less emphatic. The authors thus focused on studies that looked for “real-world aggressive behavior,” based on self-reports by the participants as well as information from parents, teachers, or peers.“Reports using hypothetical scenarios and reports restricted to verbal aggression were not considered acceptable measures,” the authors stated.The analysis “yielded a modest effect size,” they said.That was, however, an overstatement, according to Christopher Ferguson, a psychology professor at Stetson University.“The analyses showed that knowing about a person’s video game playing habits would predict aggression about 0.5 percent better than a coin toss,” he told The Epoch Times via email.He also warned the results could have been affected by how the studies were conducted.“If you ask people: ‘Do you play violent video games? Oh, by the way, how many fights do you get into?’ The answers will tend to drift toward each other a little bit,” he said in a phone call.Hull said that in one of the studies included, which he co-authored, students who reported high frequency of playing reported nearly twice as likely being sent to the principal’s office for fighting than low-frequency players.But Ferguson pointed out that other factors, besides gaming, may have played a role in that result, because it appears to clash with other statistics.“If exposure to games caused this kind of increase in youth aggression we would expect to see that reflect in the data on youth violence or bullying. However rates of both have gone down over time despite increased consumption of violent video games,” he said.Hull argued the effect of video games may be hidden by other factors that push juvenile violence down.Ferguson retorted that theorizing such factors may exist doesn’t absolve Hull from squaring his claims with the juvenile violence data.Ferguson authored and co-authored a number of articles arguing negligible or no impact of video games on real-life violent and criminal behavior.Culture MattersParticipants in the studies used for the Dartmouth analysis came from Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States.The analysis revealed that players of different ethnicities faced different impact. White players saw about 50 percent larger impact than Asian players, while the games seemed to have a negligible effect on Hispanic players.The authors warned, though, that the studies only looked at a total of 1,052 Hispanics, making the sample too small to make definitive claims.“The question remains as to why ethnicity might moderate the influence of violent video games on aggressive behavior,” the researchers stated.One previous study, they wrote, “found that culture moderated the impact of violent video game play on desensitization to violence and empathy such that participants from Western cultures showed greater desensitization and larger decreases in empathy than those from Eastern cultures.”They theorized that perhaps a culture’s focus on empathy may be the deciding factor, though they acknowledged such a claim would need further research.“We hope these findings will assist the field in moving past the question of whether violent video games increase aggressive behavior, and toward questions regarding why, when, and for whom they have such effects,” the authors said.Sargent didn’t respond to a request for a comment.Update: The article was updated with responses from Prof. Hull and Prof. Ferguson. Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Show Discussion B A federal appeals court is on the verge of unsealing hundreds of documents that could provide new evidence against alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and many of his potential cohorts.On March 11, a three-judge panel at the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City gave all parties involved in a multi-year attempt to unseal court documents from a 2015 defamation case until March 19 to establish why the documents should remain sealed.Failure to do so will result in more than 1,000 sealed or redacted documents becoming public.The case was brought by one of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and levied against his former partner, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.According to a lower court ruling, Giuffre alleged that she was a “victim of sexual trafficking and abuse while she was a minor child,” and that Maxwell helped facilitate the abuse, which allegedly occurred over a decade at numerous locations “around the world,” and “with prominent and politically powerful men.”The lawsuit asserted that Giuffre was subjected to “public ridicule, contempt, and disgrace” when Maxwell publicly denied her allegations. The two settled before trial in 2017. However, Judge Robert Sweet of the District Court for the Southern District of New York said the case involved “a lengthy and tumultuous discovery process” with “extreme sensitivities and privacy interests.” As a result, he placed a protective order on the summary judgment and discovery documents spanning 18 hearings and 15 related decisions.The Miami Herald has since spearheaded an attempt to unseal those documents. Epstein lawyer Alan Dershowitz and conservative filmmaker Michael Cernovich have also filed motions to unseal them, while only Maxwell remains opposed.On March 6, the Herald offered oral arguments before the federal appeals court with the support of 32 other media organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, and The Associated Press.Judge Sweet’s previous ruling to keep the documents under wraps was challenged by the media coalition. According to a joint amici brief, the court “severely undervalued the powerful public interest in this case and vastly overstated the asserted countervailing interests in favor of secrecy.”“It further argues that the district court should have done an individualized right of access analysis on each judicial record, rather than authorizing blanket sealing and redaction,” the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said in a statement.So far, the appeals court is signaling agreement.Following the March 19 ultimatum, Sanford Bohrer, the attorney representing The Miami Herald, was optimistic. “We’re grateful that the court ruled the summary judgment papers are open and they are moving to expedite having them unsealed,” he said.Epstein, a wealthy 66-year-old financier, has been accused of molesting dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion, and 72-acre private island estate in the Caribbean. The alleged abuses involved girls as young as 13 years old and took place over a period of years beginning nearly two decades ago.In 2007, the politically connected former hedge fund manager received a stunning plea deal from federal prosecutors—now under investigation at the Department of Justice.While facing the possibility of life in prison under human trafficking laws, Epstein was allowed to plead guilty to two state charges of soliciting prostitution and spend only 13 months in the Palm Beach County jail.He was also afforded a work-release program that allowed him to leave the jail for 12 hours a day six days a week and work unsupervised at his downtown West Palm Beach office.A federal judge ruled on Feb. 21 that prosecutors at the Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida broke the law when arranging the plea deal, because they failed to notify Epstein’s alleged victims during plea negotiations, in violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.“While the government spent untold hours negotiating the terms and implications of the non-prosecution agreement with Epstein’s attorneys, scant information was shared with victims. Instead, the victims were told to be ‘patient’ while the investigation proceeded,” the ruling stated.The plea deal has also gained the recent attention of high-ranking government officials.On Feb. 6, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) issued a statement after the Department of Justice announced an internal investigation of the 2007 plea.“Jeffrey Epstein is a child rapist and there’s not a single mom or dad in America who shouldn’t be horrified by the fact that he received a pathetically soft sentence,” said Sasse.“The victims of Epstein’s child sex-trafficking ring deserve this investigation—and so do the American people and the members of law enforcement who work to put these kinds of monsters behind bars,” he said. US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share Share this article Appeals Court Takes Major Step Toward Unsealing Epstein Documents By William Patrick March 12, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2019last_img read more

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first_img Share this article (Shutterstock/SeaRick1) UPDATE: The coroner has now identified the second victim as 40-year-old Melissa Fairlee Rhymer of Mountville, South Carolina. https://t.co/TbzwC9rguJ via WSPA7— Amy Wood 7 News (@TVAmy) April 6, 2019 Galligan and Hurlburt both appeared before a judge for bond arraignment on the night of April 6, and they were denied bond, WYFF reported.“I cannot imagine somebody coming in telling me that they found my child,” Sheriff Chuck Wright told Fox Carolina. “Especially in the condition that they were in.”A neighbor told the Fox affiliate station that three men and a woman lived inside the house where the two women were found, adding that they disappeared several weeks ago.According to Fox News, Galligan is charged with murder for Bunner’s death, and he was charged with an accessory to murder for Rhymer’s murder.Hurlburt is charged with Rhymer’s murder and accessory to Bunner’s murder, according to Fox.In addition, Hurlburt was charged with unlawful possession of a pistol by a convicted felon for the apparent suicide attempt.Violent Crime DeclinedIn September 2018, the FBI said Americans committed fewer violent and property crimes across the United States in 2017, according to statistics. The violent crime rate—including offenses such as murder, robbery, and aggravated assault—dropped by almost 1 percent although it is still about 4 percent above the 2014 rate. The murder rate dropped by 0.7 percent.“There were more than 1.2 million violent crimes reported to [the FBI] nationwide in 2017. There was a 0.7 percent decrease in murders and a 4 percent decrease in robberies from 2016 to 2017. Aggravated assaults increased 1 percent in 2017. The FBI began collecting data solely on an updated rape definition last year, and 135,755 rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2017,” the agency said.Of the estimated 17,284 murders in 2017, more than half occurred in larger cities—with populations of more than 100,000.There are fewer than 300 such cities in the United States, and while they account for less than 30 percent of the country’s population, many of them contribute far beyond their share to national crime rates and have done so for years, even decades.While the national murder rate inched down to 5.3 per 100,000 residents, it spiked by 15 percent in Philadelphia, to a rate of more than 20 per 100,000 residents. Columbus, Ohio, saw a massive 54 percent murder rate increase, reaching nearly 16.3 per 100,000 residents. Crime and Incidents Hurlburt was questioned again on April 4, and he revealed there was a second body buried on the land. He said he killed the woman in January, and Galligan helped him bury the body.Officials later identified the victim as Rhymer.Deputies deployed forensic teams and sniffer dogs before making the discovery, reported WSPA.“The dogs indicated in 2 areas,” Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger told the outlet. “We went to those 2 areas and were able to find human remains. They are of 2 people.” South Carolina men arrested after bodies of 2 women discovered buried at home, officials say https://t.co/56RQ27K4TJ pic.twitter.com/eZKBJwquoj— Woody (@Harley_Woody) April 7, 2019 Two men were arrested in connection with the deaths of two women who were found buried on a property in South Carolina, said officials.The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office stated that Jonathan Galligan, 39, and Christian Hulburt, 41, were arrested on murder charges on April 6.It came after the bodies of Christin Renee Bunner, 27, and Melissa Fairlee Rhymer, 40, were found on a Spartanburg property, WYFF reported. They were discovered in shallow, 18-inch graves, officials said. Share Bunner was reported missing on Dec. 16, 2018, according to the news outlet, citing a missing persons organization’s Facebook post. She went missing in Arcadia, South Carolina.Investigators arrested Galligan at a convenience store after numerous tips, WSPA reported, which added that Hurlburt was arrested shortly afterward. Christian Hurlburt, 41, was charged in the death of Melissa Fairlee Rhymer, 40. (Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office)On the night of April 3, deputies said they responded to a disturbance at the Little Man’s Towing company. They said that Hurlburt came out of a trailer with a gun before shooting himself in front of deputies.The next day, while in the hospital, Hurlburt said Galligan killed Bunner in December, according to WSPA. Galligan and Bunner had been in a relationship at the time.He told officials that he helped Galligan bury Bunner’s body at the property. Galligan had lived there at one time, the report said. South Carolina Men Arrested After 2 Women Are Found Buried at Home, Sheriff Says By Jack Phillips April 7, 2019 Updated: April 7, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Man Breaks Into Home Tries to Abduct 6YearOld G

first_img Man Breaks Into Home, Tries to Abduct 6-Year-Old Girl He Claims Is His Daughter By Justin Morgan June 11, 2019 Updated: June 11, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   At the time of the break-in, Roth and the young girl were sleeping in a bedroom at the back of the apartment. Roth later, referring to the incident, told reporters, “I was nervous, very nervous. I was shaking so bad.”Roth claims Dillon was set on abducting the young girl. During the incident, Roth’s husband was able to intervene and managed to get Dillon outside, where Dillon waited for police to arrive.Upon arrival, Dillon is said to have become threatening and aggressive toward police. A fight then ensued between Dillon and the officers present, which resulted in Dillon getting tasered multiple times.Roth and her Husband believe that Dillon was on drugs at the time of the break-in. Legal records indicate that Dillon, a repeat offender, has already been arrested twice this year on drug-related charges.“I don’t understand why he picked our apartment. I’ll never figure that one out,” Roth said, “I hope he gets the help he needs and I hope he gets himself back on his feet.” Benjamin Dillon (Boone County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office) Share Patty Roth of Lebanon, Indiana, was awoken late Monday evening by the sound of an intruder breaking into her home.“I was sound asleep in my bedroom and this guy came kicking in and said, ‘You have my daughter,’” said Roth, who is the grandmother of the young girl the man was attempting to abduct. Crime and Incidents Authorities say the young girl told police that she wasn’t harmed during the incident, just frightened. Roth is said to have warned Dillon not to return again.“I wouldn’t want him walking back in my apartment again. He will regret it the next time,” Roth later said.Charges Dillon is faced with include burglary, battery, and intimidation.Missing ChildrenThere were 424,066 missing children reported in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center in 2018, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Under federal law, when a child is reported missing to law enforcement they must be entered into the database. In 2017, there were 464,324 entries.national-center-for-missing-children Reve Walsh and John Walsh speak in Washington on May 18, 2011. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)“This number represents reports of missing children. That means if a child runs away multiple times in a year, each instance would be entered into NCIC separately and counted in the yearly total. Likewise, if an entry is withdrawn and amended or updated, that would also be reflected in the total,” the center notes on its website.“Unfortunately, since many children are never reported missing, there is no reliable way to determine the total number of children who are actually missing in the U.S.,” NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) added.In 2018, the center said it assisted officers and families with the cases of more than 25,000 missing children. In those cases, 92 percent were endangered runaways, and 4 percent were family abductions.The center said that it participates in the Amber Alert Program, which is a voluntary partnership between numerous entities including broadcasters, transportation agencies, and law enforcement agencies. The Amber Alert Program issues urgent bulletins in the most serious child abduction cases.According to the NCMEC, to date, 941 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the Amber Alert Program.The center notes that of the more than 23,500 runaways reported in 2018, about one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Show Discussion Share this article Police responded to a call from the apartment complex where Roth and her husband reside, and arrested a man accused of trying to abduct a 6-year-old girl from the premises reported Fox59. According to police, Benjamin Dillon, 37, broke into the home threatening to abduct the young girl, claiming that she was his.last_img read more

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A view behind the locked gate across the Morice Ri

first_imgA view behind the locked gate across the Morice River (APTN/Kathleen Martens photo).Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA subsidiary of TransCanada Corp. says it’s poised to lose “billions of dollars” if it can’t start work on a natural gas pipeline being blocked by an Indigenous clan.The drama playing out in a remote part of northwestern B.C. is scheduled to be heard in a Prince George courtroom Thursday.“It’s been a bit under the radar with so much else going on in B.C.,” said First Nation lawyer Merle Alexander of Victoria.“If (defendants are) successful it will be a substantial win for hereditary leaders.”Members of the Indigenous community occupy and operate the Unist’ot’en Camp – a healing centre – on their traditional territory south of Houston, B.C.They are part of the Wet’suwet’en, which also has an elected band council.That council – along with 19 others along the proposed 670-kilometre route – signed an agreement in support of the Coastal TransLink project.The project would see the company pipe fracked natural gas to a coastal port in Kitimat, B.C., to be liquified at a new export facility before being shipped to Asia.The company said in court documents construction work is valued at $2.8 billion and would create about 2,500 jobs.But despite having “all the necessary permits and authorizations“ it can’t get past a locked gate on the Morice River Bridge the camp controls.“As a result of the defendants’ actions, Coastal GasLink and others have suffered and continue to suffer irreparable harm,” the company alleges in a civil claim it has served on camp spokesperson Freda Huson and her partner Warner Naziel.The company said the project is stalled – possibly for good – unless a judge grants the injunction it has filed to prevent the “blockaders” from continuing.First Nation lawyer Merle Alexander (submitted photo).Alexander said the case pits elected Aboriginal government against Indigenous hereditary systems because Naziel – one of five Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs – claims to have a legal right to be there.“His individual response is that he’s not there in his personal capacity; he’s there on behalf of his clan.”Alexander said this is different from the landmark Delgamuukw case, which helped establish Indigenous rights and title.“The Canadian legal system has not had a lot of opportunity to recognize how hereditary legal systems interact with elected chiefs and council,” he said in an interview Wednesday.Meanwhile, Naziel said he and Huson are having trouble finding a lawyer to represent them.He said the couple tried to delay the court date for that reason and because his mother is in palliative care but the company wouldn’t agree.“They’re being very unreasonable,” Naziel said in an interview.Warner Naziel at the bedside of his ill mother (Facebook photo).“We are trying to find out if we can attend (the hearing in Prince George) by phone.”Alexander said most members of the Aboriginal bar in B.C. work with elected councils, which would put them in a conflict of interest.As well, many worked with bands along the pipeline corridor.“I represented a number of First Nations on this particular project,” he added.Naziel said the couple also lack the financial resources to attend court and have started a defence fund on the camp’s Facebook page.They run a wellness centre that practices the philosophy of healing the land by healing the people.“We reject the greed and colonialism involved in resource development,” Naziel said.However, a recent Facebook post suggests they are worried about what might happen.“The safety and wellbeing of Uni’stot’en territory is under threat from TransCanada’s injunction application, which asks police to force a fracked gas pipeline through our home.”But the company told APTN News it won’t tear down any buildings.“It’s important to understand that Coastal GasLink is only looking for access across that public bridge and road,” a spokesperson said.“Camp infrastructure will remain in place as it is, with those located at the camp welcome to stay.”The company said the pipeline would be located about one kilometre south of the bridge and not cross through camp.“We only need to safely gain access to the pipeline right of way to carry out some preliminary work and road assessments before construction activities begin, which will take place approximately one kilometre away.”The company noted it tried for years to get the Uni’stot’en to the negotiating table.Something Alexander said a judge would appreciate, while at the same time question why the company went ahead without hereditary approval.“It was a known risk to try and advance their project knowing they were negotiating only with elected councils,” he said. “It’s one of the largest unanswered legal questions in Aboriginal law right now – how do we reconcile hereditary legal systems with elected council.“Who is the actual proper decision maker?” kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

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Dr Miles Hassell Author of Good Food Great Medicine to Speak at

first_img on December 21, 2012 Twitter By CBN Tumblr Share. Dr. Miles Hassell, author of Good Food, Great Medicine, is coming to the St. Charles Bend Conference Center January 10 to talk about how nine simple food and lifestyle choices can improve your health and risk profile without deprivation.An internist and medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Providence Cancer Center, Hassell’s work focuses on evidence-based ways to use diet and lifestyle for optimal health. He pursues aggressive risk factor management for heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and dementia, and offers dietary counsel using a whole food Mediterranean diet model.“St. Charles is hosting this event as part of its aim to improve the health of our community,” said Lizzi Katz, community education coordinator for the St. Charles Cancer Center. “There are so many fad plans for eating. It is very confusing to know what really is healthy. Dr. Hassell is able to explain evidence-based steps toward wellness in a way that is easy for his audience to understand.”Hassell’s free talk, “Choosing Good Health: Which Diet and Lifestyle Choices Really Matter?” starts at 5:30 p.m. and will address:How do I make the best food choices to improve my health? What does the research tell us?Should I take nutritional supplements?Is Type 2 diabetes reversal possible?How can I practically reduce my risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and dementia?In addition to the free talk, there will be a health and wellness exhibit from 4:30 to 5:30pm featuring St. Charles’ programs for support and healthy lifestyles, and a sampling of recipes from Hassell’s cookbook, Good Food, Great Medicine.goodfoodgreatmedicine.com. E-Headlines 0center_img Dr. Miles Hassell, Author of Good Food, Great Medicine, to Speak at St. Charles Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook Emaillast_img read more

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COCC Updates Construction Progress

first_img Twitter COCC Updates Construction Progress Email Pinterest By CBN on January 15, 2013 Construction and remodeling projects are underway on the COCC Bend and Redmond campuses to accommodate COCC’s increasing enrollment over the last six years. The majority of the construction funding comes from a $41.58-million bond measure approved by voters in 2009 and state funding.A 2,300-square-foot addition to Building 1 at the Redmond Campus will house a new 48-seat classroom and 24-seat science lab. Remodeled space within Building 1 will accommodate a 34-seat computer lab. The remodeled area has been completed and opened for winter-term classes. Interior work has begun on the addition, which is scheduled to open for classes by spring 2013.The Technology Education Center, on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive in Redmond, will house technology-centered programs. Due to higher than expected construction bids and subsequent rejection of all bids, the project has been delayed. Through the value engineering process, the cost of construction has been reduced by $2.45 million. Design documents are 75% complete. The project will be rebid in mid-February. The new opening date is September 2014.The purpose of the $1.3-million Grandview Renovation Project is to consolidate the math department into one location and provide SMART math lab space adjacent to math department offices. The project will be bid in January and February. Completion is expected by September 2013.After undergoing a thorough review of its benefits and risks, the COCC Board of Directors has approved the Residence Hall (student housing) project to proceed with the design process. Public hearings have been held, and advertising for a construction management/general contractor will begin this month. Google+center_img LinkedIn 0 E-Headlines Facebook Tumblr Share.last_img read more

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