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5-Star C Diamond Stone, Who Got Bashed By Wisconsin Fans For Picking Maryland, Seems Pretty Happy Right Now

first_imgIn late March, five-star center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) committed to Maryland over home-state program Wisconsin. This, obviously, did not please Badgers’ fans. Stone took a beating from various UW faithful on Twitter, message boards, etc. Wisconsin lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game Monday night. This seems to please the future Terrapins’ big man.  — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015I LOVE — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015They Do A lot Of Talking…— All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015Stone will get his chance to quiet the Wisconsin fans next season. Maryland is expected to be a top-five team in 2015-16.last_img read more

DCT Gdansk to Continue Growing in 2018

first_imgzoom After it saw a growth rate of 24% in 2017, Poland’s Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk aims to continue growing this year as well.During the year, DCT Gdansk’s volumes increased to just under 1.6 million TEU as the company launched full operation of the second terminal T2, doubling its capacity.“This facilitated the continued growth of our relationship with the 2M Alliance and then in May the arrival of the OCEAN Alliance. Having the world’s two largest Alliances provide direct calls with the largest ships in their fleet is a real testament to the vision of building DCT Gdansk,” Cameron Thorpe, CEO of DCT Gdansk, said.Continuing to plan growth, DCT has initiated its ‘T2B program’, due to roll-out over the next 3 years.The program includes two additional ship-to-shore cranes arriving in the third quarter of 2018, enabling the T2 berth to deploy 7 cranes by the end of this year. In support there will be an expansion of the yard area with 5 additional all-electric e-RTGs.Thorpe said that over the next two years there will be a second fairway approach to the Port of Gdansk, to which DCT will have access.This will further reduce the time from pilot-station to berth, enhancing the total port turn-around time of the ULCV’s calling.“Longer-term, DCT has considerable ability to expand both berth and yard footprint, so we can effectively continue to grow in-line with market demand,” Thorpe concluded.last_img read more

Prince William Visits Charity Initiatives In East Yorkshire

first_imgPrince William was in East Yorkshire this week for a number of charity visits.Prince William’s trip included a visit to Goole High School to launch a new award for primary school children as Royal Patron of the charity SkillForce.SkillForce draws on the values and skills of ex-forces personnel to inspire young people to achieve at school.The Duke watched the youngsters take part in a team bridge-building exercise in the school yard which was inspired by the 70th anniversary of D-Day later this week.The Duke chatted about the SkillForce initiative with staff, pupils and representatives of the charity.The new SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award is aimed at nine and 10-year-olds, especially under-privileged children who do not have easy access to these kind of activities. It is particularly aimed as smoothing the transition for children between primary and secondary school.The award involves team-building and problem-solving challenges, team sports, outdoor pursuits including camping, first aid, navigation, observing remembrance and community projects.Goole High School has worked with a group of local primary schools to develop the new national award programme.Speaking before the visit, Peter Cross, Chief Executive of SkillForce, said: “The award is designed to engage younger learners in exciting lessons, challenges and community projects that prepare them for secondary education, a time when some students can begin to lose their way.“Our programme builds up the children’s confidence, resilience, team work and problem solving to give them a boost before the start of new adventures and encourage them to take a more active role in their town, city or village.“It’s SkillForce’s 10th birthday, and we are honoured that our Royal Patron has marked the occasion by lending his support to the Junior Prince’s Award for roll-out across the country.”Later, The Duke travelled to West Yorkshire where he visited the youth homeless charity Centrepoint’s base in Bradford and joined young people undergoing media training.His Royal Highness followed in his mother’s footsteps by taking on the patronage of Centrepoint as his first charity, influenced by memories of visiting the charity’s premises with his parents as a child.Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orglast_img read more

Jammu grenade thrower was paid Rs 50000 by Hizbul

first_imgJammu: Yasir Javaid Bhat, a teenage suspect arrested for throwing a grenade at the Jammu bus stand that left two people dead, confessed to interrogators on Friday that an overground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit paid him Rs 50,000. Besides the two killed, over 30 people were injured in the grenade attack on Thursday. The suspect, belonging to Kulgam district, was arrested from Toll Plaza at Nag rota outside Jammu city when he was trying to escape to the Kashmir Valley. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage helped the police to set up checkposts. If the Aadhaar card and school records of the suspect are correct, then his birth date is March 12, 2003, making him a juvenile under law. He is the eldest son of his parents and a student of Class 9. His father is a painter by profession. Informed sources said he was given Rs 50,000 and a grenade by Muzammil, an overground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, to carry out the grenade attack. Interrogation of the suspect revealed that Hizb district commander Fayaz Bhat alias Umer originally gave the task of carrying out the grenade attack to Muzammil who failed to execute the task. Fayaz Bhat then told Muzammil to pass on the task to Yasir Javaid Bhat or ‘Chotu’.last_img read more

TMC activist beaten up in Murshidabad

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress activist was injured after being beaten up by some miscreants in Murshidabad. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that some Congress-backed goons were involved in the attack.The victim has been identified as Tuhin Sarkar. A resident of the Kalinagar area in Murshidabad, Sarkar was returning home on late Saturday evening when two motorcycle-borne miscreants stopped his way. They got down from the bike and started beating up the victim indiscriminately. The victim fell on the ground after receiving several blows. Hearing the screams of the victim, some local residents came to his rescue. The miscreants, however, had fled from the spot before the local people reached there. They rushed the victim to a nearby health centre. His condition is stated to be stable now. The incident has subsequently triggered a blame game between the local TMC and Congress leaders. TMC leaders alleged that Congress had engaged the miscreants to beat up Sarkar. However, Congress has refuted the allegation and termed the incident a result of infighting within TMC. Police have started a probe in this regard. They are conducting raids to nab the culprits.last_img read more

Bayerns performance satisfies Niko Kovac

first_imgThe German Bundesliga giants defeated Nurnberg 3-0 today, just four days before their last UEFA Champions League group matchTwo goals by Robert Lewandoski and one by Franck Ribery let Bayern Munich win 3-0 against Nurnberg today in the German Bundesliga.And for Bavarian coach Niko Kovac, today’s performance is very satisfying.“We allowed them hardly anything over 90 minutes today. We created a lot of chances,” Kovac told the club’s official website.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It was important to keep a clean sheet, not to squander the lead and hurt our confidence by conceding goals.”“Positive results are always important. We’ve won our last three matches, and I’m satisfied with the way we did,” the Croatian added.“I haven’t seen a season like this before. We were lagging a bit last season but the gap is bigger this term. Dortmund won again today,” youngster Joshua Kimmich added.“So the season is really exciting because we aren’t on an upward trend all the time. We’re in a different situation now, and we’ll see if we have the right character in the team.”last_img read more

PM Christie says FNM an incredibly unreliable choice for governmemt

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Photo credit: Nassau Guardian Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 3, 2017 – Nassau – Fresh off of the now infamous hand gesture, PLP Party Leader and Prime Minister Perry Christie at a political event last night labelled the FNM as an incredibly unreliable choice for government.  Christie said he has lost track of how many leaders they have been through and he asked the crowd gathered at the meeting for Carmichael, Southern Shores and Golden Isles, ‘if the FNM was Government of the Bahamas today; who would be running the country, which one?”  Mr Christie commended his own team and said, “politics is about working together to accommodate a democracy.”#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

VA Expands Private Sector Care Eligibility

first_img ADC AUTHOR More veterans could access private sector health care under new guidelines the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday and which will be put in place by June.Veterans who live more than 30 minutes from a VA clinic or who are waiting more than 20 days for appoints would have more options to get care outside the system, according to Military Times. The current standards are for 40-minute drives and 30-day waits.Congress mandated that the VA establish new standards for who can access outside care.“The future of the VA health care system will lie in the hands of veterans, exactly where it should be,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for November 13 Truck Does 15K In Damages Vehicles Egged

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, November 13, 2018:2 vehicles were involved in a crash in front of Starbucks on Main Street. No injuries noted. Airbags deployed. Both vehicles towed. (6:42am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Shawsheen Elementary School. (9:10am)Police received report that on Friday, October 26, a Waste Management Co. truck backed into a sign in the parking lot of Super Petroleum, causing $15,000 in damage. (3:26pm)A Shady Lane Drive caller reported her vehicle has been egged multiple times overnight. No permanent damage done. Caller requested a log entry be made and extra patrols in the neighborhood. (3:36pm)A party found a shotgun shell in their attic while cleaning. Police retrieved for destruction. (5:29pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Google boosts Assistant search and Maps to help you order food

first_img Tags Share your voice Post a comment Integrating food delivery is Google’s latest bid to expand its popular services.  Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images Hungry? Google wants to help. In a series of updates Thursday, the search giant is adding features to Google Assistant, Maps and its classic search to help you get your next meal. Partnering with delivery services including DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow, Google is enabling users in the US to order directly from search, Maps or Assistant as opposed to having to go to the respective apps for the restaurants of choice. An “order online” button will appear in search or Maps when the restaurant you’re looking for uses one of those services. Google says other services like Zuppler will be “coming soon.”You don’t need to have an account with any of the services to place an order and can instead simply use your Google account. Menus are all displayed in the apps, with Google also showing the minimum each service requires and the respective delivery fees. The ordering process is largely similar to the standalone apps, with options available to enter promo codes and change credit cards if needed at checkout. Ordering food from Google search Google The entire ordering experience is done through any of the three Google services. Food can be delivered or picked up. Google Pay, the company’s rival to Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, will also be able to handle payment.Placing a delivery order with Google Assistant Google Android and iOS users with the Google Assistant app can place orders or reorders using their voice by saying “Hey Google, order food from [restaurant]” or “Hey Google, reorder food from [restaurant].”Integrating food delivery is Google’s latest bid to expand its popular services, building on the company adding the ability last year to call an Uber or Lyft using Assistant. Google Maps allows you to see how much a ride would cost, but to order an Uber or Lyft you need to head to the respective app. Mobile Apps 0 Google Assistant Google Maps Googlelast_img read more

Sumalatha is the only wife of Ambareesh Did Yash take dig at

first_imgHD Kumaraswamy and Yash.PR HandoutThe battle for the Mandya Lok Sabha seat is heating up with Sumalatha’s supporters and the JD(S) leaders engaging in a war-of-words. People from both sides are using every opportunity to score points over each other. After Nikhil Kumaraswamy mocked Yash’s house-rent issue which recently created a controversy, the latter has now apparently taken digs at the Chief Minister’s two marriages.During his campaign at Ambarahalli, Yash told a TV channel that people should not mistake people’s innocence to ignorance. “If we assume that people are fools, they will give a befitting reply,” he said while stating that the people of Mandya know who is the wife of late actor-turned-politician Ambareesh.”Sumalatha is the only wife of Ambareesh and there is no confusion in it,” Yash pointed out, an oblique reference to HD Kumaraswamy’s two marriages.Anitha Kumaraswamy, the MLA from the Ramanagara constituency, is the wife of HD Kumaraswamy. He is allegedly also married to actress Radhika Shetty. There have enough photos of the Karnataka Chief Minister with the actress that indicate their relationship. However, they have never admitted it in open. Kumaraswamy with his wife Radhika.Radhika Kumaraswamy Facebook PageIn 2011, a public interest litigation was filed for his disqualification from the Ramanagara MP seat for violating the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. But the High Court had dismissed the plea for failing to produce necessary documents in support of the allegations.Apart from Sumalatha Ambareesh, there are two others with the name ‘Sumalatha’ who are contesting in the Mandya Lok Sabha election. Sumalatha and BJP have alleged the JD(S) is using such a trick to confuse the people in a bid to ensure Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s victory.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly remains an idol 11 years after retirement fans celebrate birthday

first_imgGanguly is currently busy working as a commentator at the ongoing Cricket World Cup in England. Even as a commentator, he has captured a million hearts, and the ‘God of Offside’ is emerging as the ‘God of commentary’ over the last few years. Nirmal NarayananSourav Ganguly, the man who taught the Indian cricket team to dream high, celebrates his 47th birthday on June 08, 2019. Even though he retired from international cricket 11 years back, Sourav continues to be a role model for cricket lovers, and he still boasts of a huge fan following across the nation.Ganguly fans in Kerala celebrated the former Indian skipper’s birthday at Pratheeksha rehabilitation center in Kothamangalam. His fans, under the leadership of Shaukath Ali, an ardent Dada follower, visited the center and spent hours with them following a cake cutting ceremony.”Since my childhood, I have been an ardent fan of Sourav Ganguly. Even after his retirement, I continue as a Dada fan and will be the same forever. As you all know, once a Gangulian, always a Gangulian. There are several factors that made me a fan of Dada. His aggression, determination, and moreover, he is the one who taught the Indian team to chase dreams. He showed to the world that Indian team is capable of anything and everything. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli walked through that broad path created by Dada. I love you SG,” said Shaukath Ali.Fans of the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ also donated an undisclosed sum to the rehabilitation center for their activities. Authorities of the center thanked Shaukath Ali and his team for such a noble act in the name of the former Indian cricketer.Several Malayalam film personalities also conveyed their birthday wishes to the cricket legend. Mollywood Superstar Mohanlal, Action King Suresh Gopi, Unni Mukundan and director Arun Gopy posted birthday wishes to Ganguly on their social media pages.last_img read more

Stakeholders recall Rana Plaza tragedy

first_imgA relative (C) of a victim killed in the Rana Plaza building collapse reacts as she and others mark the fifth anniversary of the disaster at the site where the building once stood in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on 24 April 2018. AFPFive years after the Rana Plaza collapse that claimed more than 1100 lives, survivors and families of the victims are still waiting for justice.The 2013 incident had exposed the weakness of safety in the country’s major export-earning readymade garments factories.On the fifth anniversary of the tragedy being recalled at home and abroad, there are reports that more than a 1,000 factories are yet to ensure adequate safety measures for the workers.The owners of the garment factories those were housed in Rana Plaza have been freed on bail.However, the sector made certain progress in terms of compliance with various standards required for running the factories and employing workers.Alongside local players, global brands that used Bangladeshi factories for outsourcing their jobs, had joined efforts to improve the conditions in factories but their commitment and contributions are still being questioned in the media outlets around the world.Bangladeshi activists chant slogans as they mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse at the site where the building once stood in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on 24 April 2018. AFPBangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali has described the Rana Plaza tragedy as “not an accident” but “a man-made disaster”.She made the observation during a panel debate in British parliament on Monday that focused on improvements for women workers in the fashion industry, according to The Guardian.Marking the Rana Plaza anniversary, leaders and activists of different workers organisations placed wreaths in front of the site on Tuesday morning.A protest rally was held on the Dhaka-Aricha highway.UNB reports: The family members and relatives of the victim broke into tears and demanded capital punishment of Rana plaza owner Sohel Rana.Md Enamur Rahman, member of parliament from Savar, also placed wreaths at the site remembering the victims.A milad mahfil was held at Adhar Chandra High School field.On this day in 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally constructed building at Savar housing five garment factories, came down crashing, killing 1,175 people and injuring over 2,000 others.On Monday, different workers’ bodies lit candles in front of the Rana Plaza site commemorating the victims.last_img read more

Longhidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

first_imgDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice on 13 July in Washington. Photo: APOn the morning of 19 March, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes.The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s intelligence services.But the going was tough. Even when Clinton staffers clicked the malicious links Katenberg crafted, two-factor authentication – a second, failsafe password test – still kept him out of their accounts.After a day of testing on 18 March, he took a different tack, striking the Clinton’s campaign staff at their personal – and generally less secure – Gmail addresses. At 10:30 the next morning he carried out one last experiment, targeting himself at his own Gmail address to make sure his messages weren’t being blocked.An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people, including one to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. By the end of the day, he’d won access to one of the most important inboxes in American politics.On Friday, the US special counsel said Katenberg was an alias used by Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist with Unit 26165 of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, often abbreviated GRU.Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press’ sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year.It was that 19,000-line database that allowed the AP to reconstruct Katenberg’s digital movements, logging every malicious link he and his colleagues created between March 2015 and May 2016.The data show that the malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defence contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world. Between the waves, sometimes only an hour or a few minutes before a major campaign, the hackers sent test emails to their own accounts to make sure they could still dodge Google’s spam filters.Katenberg’s GRU hacking group, widely nicknamed “Fancy Bear,” was locked in an arms race with the email giant. Every few months, Google would cotton on to the group’s tactics and begin blocking its messages. The Secureworks list, along with more than 100 other phishing emails recovered from spying victims, showed how the GRU would respond by firing up a new batch of malicious websites, moving on to a new link shortening service, or trying a new brand of phishing message meant to lure its recipients into giving up their credentials.”Someone has your password,” was one particularly dire-sounding message sent by the GRU to a DNC staffer on 25 March, 2016. Some messages played on their targets’ fears of being hacked. One offered Gmail users a malicious “Anti-Phishing Guard App” to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Another particularly twisted message warned a Russian journalist that “Government-backed attackers may be trying to steal your password” – before directing him to a booby-trapped link.But as good as the hackers were at extracting passwords from their victims, they also made mistakes.For example, the Gmail address the GRU used to test-drive its phishing messages on 19 March, 2016, was also used to register a Den Katenberg Twitter account , according to Twitter’s “Find friends” feature. The AP also found a Facebook page using the same name and picture, although it’s by no means clear that the accounts’ black-and-white photograph of a young man in a dark sweater really belongs to Lukashev.Both social media pages appeared dormant, but Lukashev and his colleagues may not be resting easy. Katenberg’s Facebook profile vanished within minutes of the publication of this article. Across the internet, journalists were picking up traces of the once-anonymous hackers’ digital trail, like the document posted to the website of a Moscow secondary school that identified Viktor Netyshko as the head of Unit 26165 – just as the US indictment alleged.For years men like Netyshko and Lukashev are alleged to have hunted America’s secrets.Now the world’s media is after theirs.last_img read more

3 sentenced to death for Mymensingh murder

first_img.A court in Mymensingh on Sunday sentenced three people to death for killing an auto-rickshaw driver in a bid to snatch away the vehicle in 2011, reports UNB.The convicts are Ziaul Hasan, 25, son of Abdul Halim of ujanpara village in Trishal upazila, Ismail Hossain, 24, son of Afaz uddin of Bhaluka upazila and Suruj Mia, 25, son of Sirajuddin of Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district.According to the prosecution, three convicts, in guise of passengers, hired the auto-rickshaw of Shafiqul Islam at Kachina Bazar in Bhaluka upazila on 12 March 2011.Later, they stabbed and strangled Shafiqul to death after tying his hands and legs and dumped the body in Bilaijura canal near Jamidia Masterbari in the upazila.Locals spotted the body on the following day and being informed by them, police recovered the body from the water body.Abul Hossain, father of the victim, filed a murder case with Bhaluka police station.Police arrested Ismail Hossain and he gave a statement before the court under section 164, admitting his guilt in the killing.After examining records and witnesses, Mymensingh additional district and session judge court-1 Mohammad Iqbal Hossain handed down the verdict.last_img read more

Harris County Jail Issues Loom Large In Race For Sheriff

first_img 00:00 /03:52 Share Much is being said about what’s wrong with the local lockup, so we decided to take a look ourselves and went on a tour of 1200 Baker Street, one of the four buildings in the Harris County Jail system.As expected, there are cold concrete floors and walls without windows and heavy doors. We get a look at the acute mental illness block and a few of the more notorious inmates, including Shannon Miles, who is accused of killing deputy Darren Goforth, and David Conley, who is awaiting trial for allegedly killing a family of eight.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016But you also get some positive sides of the jail, like the “Freedom Project,” the sheriff’s office’s drug rehabilitation program. Inmates in this group meet on a daily basis and are provided resources to help them for their time after their release.The Harris County Jail houses nearly 10,000 inmates at any given time.  And that’s one of the problems community activists want to see changed.Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaThe Harris County Jail houses nearly 10,000 inmates, the biggest lockup in Texas. “Whenever jails are overcrowded, there’s a safety issue,” said John Ogletree, a pastor and member of The Metropolitan Organization, a church-based community institution. “And we of course want safety to be a priority, but in that safety for inmates to be treated humanely.”Tackling overcrowding is high on Ed Gonzalez’s list. The former Houston police officer and city council member is challenging Sheriff Ron Hickman in the upcoming election.“Jail overcrowding, it’s going to be a multi-dimensional problem,” Gonzalez told News 88.7. “We have to look at bail reform, we have to look at alternatives to incarceration, we have to look at other things that may be able to provide relief, and so it’s something that requires strong leadership and the will to really get this done.”Florian MartinEd Gonzalez served 18 years in the Houston Police Department and three terms on City Council. He would be Harris County’s second Hispanic sheriff.Hickman agrees overcrowding is a problem. But the Republican said it’s not unique to Harris County and is part of a broader trend. And he said he’s already doing all the things his Democratic opponent is proposing.“Near-term solutions won’t be found in those approaches,” the sheriff told News 88.7 in an interview at his office. “Are we advocating? Yes. We’re one of the strongest proponents for bail reform. We know our bail system is upside down.”Critics say judges in Harris County set bail in more cases than in other jurisdictions. That fills the jail and often punishes those who can’t afford bail.Hickman also says his office is working to lower the recidivism rate, for example by working with community organizations and offering vocational training.Still, critics say things haven’t gotten better in the roughly 18 months Hickman has been sheriff.Florian MartinThe Harris County Commissioners Court appointed Ron Hickman as sheriff on May 12, 2015. He previously headed the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.Gonzalez likes to talk about how jailers are being overworked, which puts stress on them, can lead to bad interactions with inmates, and costs the county lots of money for overtime.“One of the things that’s draining is we don’t have enough people,” he said. “And the people that have to fill those slots, we’re paying them time-and-a-half. So we have to get that corrected.”But Hickman said, besides the budget restrictions, it’s not easy to find enough people to replace the many jailers that are now starting to retire.“So just hiring fast enough to keep up with attrition is very challenging,” he said. “And you can imagine the stressors of looking for and recruiting people who want to work inside a correctional setting, and that’s getting harder all the time.”While it’s important to find enough people, it’s just as important to find the right ones. Other issues include inmate abuse – both by jailers and other inmates – and jail deaths.Hickman has tried to address that by raising the minimum age for detention officers from 18 to 21 and expanding training. And he has added or upgraded hundreds of cameras to improve surveillance inside the jail.It’ll be up to the voters to decide who is the better candidate to deal with these issues.According to a University of Houston poll, Hickman and Gonzalez are in a statistical tie.But the issues may be secondary in the final outcome, if Bob Stein is correct.The political scientist at Rice University expects Democrats in Harris County to benefit from the low popularity of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Florian MartinSheriff Ron Hickman, left, and his challenger, Ed Gonzalez, face off in a debate at UH Downtown.center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are Master Race Asked to Resign

first_imgThe Associated PressKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to “the master race.”Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy — at a board meeting Nov. 13 while responding to a presentation by a Black official, Triveece Penelton, on road development options in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City.This image made from a Nov. 13, 2018 video of Leavenworth County Board of County Commissioners meeting shows a white county commissioner Louis Klemp of Leavenworth County in northeast Kansas, second from top right, saying he belongs to “the master race” as he critiqued a land-use proposal by a black city planner Triveece Penelton, left, at a board meeting in Leavenworth, Kan. Klemp cited the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy Tuesday in response to Triveece Penelton’s presentation on road development in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City, and rejected her proposed development plan. Commissioners Robert Holland and Doug Smith called on Klemp to resign before his term ends Jan. 15. (Board of Leavenworth County Commissioners via AP)Colyer, a Republican, says in a statement Nov. 17 that the remark was unacceptable. He says: “Racial and discriminative language have no place in our society and most especially when spoken by someone holding public office.”Some members of the county commission also have called on Klemp to resign.Klemp, who was appointed to fill a Republican vacancy, told KSHB-TV off camera that his comment was a joke.last_img read more

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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. Explore further Terrafugia, Inc is in the development stage of creating an air craft that can be driven on the open road. The Road n´ Air craft is called Transition. It is a light sport aircraft that will take to the skies and then return to airport, fold up its wings and drive home. Terrafugia, Inc located in Woburn, Massachusetts is the brain child of MIT graduates of the school of Aeronautic and Astronautics. Terrafugia translated from Latin means “escape from land.” The official specification provided by Terrafugia of the craft are as follows. It is a two seat, side- by -side light sports aircraft. It has a G-Tow of 1320 pounds with a useful load capacity of 550 pounds. It has a 20 gallon fuel capacity and a 100 hp Rotax 912 S (four stroke) engine. It has a wingspan of 27.5 feet, length of 18.75 feet and height of 6.75 feet. The on the road width is 6.5 feet. The Transition is designed for short hops with a range of 460 miles or less. It utilizes Super-unleaded gasoline as a source of fuel. It has a take off distance over 50 foot obstacles of 1700 feet. The craft Vs is 51 mph and Vr is 80mph. The Transition and its team of designers, mechanics and owners made a special appearance in July, 2007 at the prestigious AirVenture Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During the exhibit, Transition wing was cycled through a complete fold and extend process over 500 times without a hitch. The demonstration is equivalent to almost five years of usage. The designers have left nothing overlooked in the design for strength and endurance. The wings have two blue bumper strips near the tip of the wings to prevent door dings when Transition is in its road mode. There are dual electromagnetic locks that when engaged for the road mode, provide a tight hold on the wing close to the fuselage. The Terrafugia team is leaving no detail unnoticed. The prototype is currently a work in progress, with an anticipated completion date of late 2008. Terrafugia, Inc plans to make its first delivery of the Transcend in 2009. The anticipated selling price of Transcend is $148,000. Currently, the company is taking pre-release orders requiring a five per cent deposit that will be held in trust and fully reimbursable until a purchase agreement is executed. Citation: It is a Plane, It is a Car: No, It is a Transition Road n’ Air Craft (2007, October 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-plane-car-transition-road-air.html Terrafugia Transition Road n’ Air Craft Call it car, call it aircraft, but Transition is in the wings Terrafugia, Inc. has a prototype air and road craft called the Transition. It has made appearances at the Oshkosh, Wisconsin AirVenture Show in July, 2007. The Transition road n´air craft can take to the skies, land, fold up its wings and drive home. The anticipated completion date is late 2008. last_img read more