Gov’t Building Drop-In Centres for Homeless Persons

first_img The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is erecting additional drop-in centres for homeless citizens at a cost of $28 million.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the facilities will be used to assess, feed, treat, counsel and otherwise care for the homeless.He was making his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 16.Minister McKenzie informed that work on the St. Ann Drop-in Centre is complete and was officially opened on May 11.Drop-in centres are being constructed in Hanover, St. Mary and St. Elizabeth, and facilities will be built in St. Thomas and Trelawny.“These centres will provide comprehensive care. It is estimated that there are close to 2,000 persons living on the streets of this country and the drop-in centres will provide progressive service addressing the needs of these persons,” Mr. McKenzie said.Meanwhile, the Minister informed that educational grants are being provided to poor children under the Social Protection Programme.He informed that every year, a special ceremony is held to award these children, who have excelled in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) tests.Mr. McKenzie said that in the last financial year, grants valued at over $1,016,000, were awarded to 58 students to pursue studies at the secondary and tertiary levels. Drop-in centres are being constructed in Hanover, St. Mary and St. Elizabeth, and facilities will be built in St. Thomas and Trelawny. The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is erecting additional drop-in centres for homeless citizens at a cost of $28 million. Story Highlights He was making his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 16.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Willie Film Login/Register With: As previously announced, Hot Docs special presentations program also includes Rachel Lears’ award-winning Knock Down the House,which follows four female progressive candidates as they campaign against prominent incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections, and Jeffrey Palmer’s N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear, about one of Native America’s most celebrated literary figures.The full selection of films to screen at Hot Docs 2019, including the opening night film, will be announced on March 19.The 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 25 to May 5 in Toronto.The additional 16 films in the special presentations section are listed below, with descriptions courtesy of Hot Docs:American FactoryD: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | P: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello | U.S. | 2019 | 115 min | International PremiereWhen an abandoned General Motors factory in Ohio is reopened by a Chinese billionaire, the local blue-collar employees clash with modern Chinese innovations in this Sundance award-winner co-directed by this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Julia Reichert.Ask Dr. RuthD: Ryan White | P: Rafael Marmor, Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave, Christopher Leggett | U.S. | 2019 | 100 min | International PremiereDo we have anything left to learn from 90-year-old sex therapist Dr. Ruth? In this revealing look at a true trailblazer, she revisits the painful memories of her early life in Germany and the playful milestones of her career as America’s most candid sex ed teacher.Cold Case HammarskjöldD: Mads Brügger | P: Arno Becker, Andreas Rocksén, Bjarte Mørner Tveit | Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium | 2019 | 127 min | Canadian PremiereWas it accident or assassination when a UN Secretary General’s plane crashed en route to peace talks for the Congo Crisis? In this probe into the 1961 tragedy, sinister new evidence draws the director into a discovery more horrific than he imagined.Framing John DeloreanD: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | P: Tamir Ardon, Nick Spicer, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | U.S. | 2019 | 109 min | International PremiereCar design guru, genius entrepreneur or brilliant criminal—who was the real John DeLorean? Narrative recreations starring Alec Baldwin punctuate revealing interviews with the enigmatic automaker’s inner circle to elegantly parse the man from the scandalous myth.Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My MindD: Joan Tosoni, Martha Kehoe | P: Joan Tosoni, Martha Kehoe | Canada | 2018 | 90 min | World PremiereFrom a rural Ontario childhood to Greenwich Village of the ’60s, stadium tours of the ’70s and beyond, vivid archival footage helps chart the career of the legendary songwriter as he reveals the inspiration behind his lyrics and longevity.I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle CarterD: Erin Lee Carr | P: Andrew Rossi | U.S. | 2019 | 140 min | International PremiereThis two-part HBO docuseries dives past the headlines and into the ethical morass of the case of Michelle Carter, who faces the prospect of jail time after coercing her boyfriend into suicide via text, blowing open troubling questions of how we communicate in the digital age.Miles Davis: Birth Of The CoolD: Stanley Nelson | P: Nicole London, Stanley Nelson | U.S., UK | 2019 | 113 min | International PremiereNever-before-seen footage and studio session outtakes reconstruct the rich inner life of one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, along with new interviews from the artists he inspired, including Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana.Mystify: Michael HutchenceD: Richard Lowenstein | P: Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy, Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Andrew de Groot | Australia | 2019 | 104 min | Canadian PremiereThe enigmatic frontman of wildly popular Australian rock band INXS, who died tragically in 1997, is remembered by the women in his life, including revealing interviews with famous girlfriends Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen.One Child NationD: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | P: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jörg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn | U.S. | 2019 | 89 min | Canadian PremiereThrough vérité footage and raw interviews, this fearless, Sundance Award–winning exposé unmasks the wrenching costs to millions of families of China’s infamous 1979 “one-child policy,” introduced to curb population growth and boost sweeping economic development.Our GodfatherD: Mark Franchetti, Andrew Meier | P: Mark Franchetti, Andrew Meier | UK, Russia | 2018 | 93 min | World PremiereThe family of a high-ranking Sicilian mob boss comes out of 30 years of hiding to tell the gripping tale of how he helped convict over 400 Mafiosi—and became the most hunted witness in U.S. criminal history.Picture CharacterD: Ian Cheney, Martha Shane | P: Jennifer Lee, Ian Cheney, Martha Shane | U.S. | 2019 | 84 min | International PremiereExplore the evolution of emojis, the colourful and creative pictorial language that surged from a simple set of icons to a swiftly evolving linguistic phenomenon that is reshaping how we communicate with one another.Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest StoryD: Johnny Sweet | P: Colleen Dominguez, Omar Michaud, Johnny Sweet | U.S. | 2019 | 116 min | International PremiereFollowing an infamous on-court brawl, Ron Artest became the most maligned athlete in sports. This distinctly American biography follows him from his childhood in Queens to his turbulent NBA years to his reinvention as inspiring mental health advocate Metta World Peace.The RestD: Ai Weiwei | P: Ai Weiwei | Germany | 2018 | 78 min | North American PremiereFrom Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei comes a powerful work that follows the daily lives of refugees in Europe as they hang in limbo between a disintegrating humanitarian aid system and intensifying nationalism.Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With FireD: Henrik Georgsson | P: Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik Heinig | Sweden | 2018 | 99 min | Canadian PremiereThis compelling look at the Swedish journalist, whose The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series shot to wild posthumous fame, delves into his lesser-known but more significant contribution: fearlessly researching and exposing Neo-Nazism in his own country and beyond.WillieD: Laurence Mathieu-Leger | P: Laurence Mathieu-Leger, Bryant McBride | U.S., Canada | 2018 | 89 min | World PremiereIn the midst of the American civil rights movement, Willie O’Ree became the first Black player to skate in the NHL. An inspiration to many, the remarkable story of this recent Hall of Fame inductee’s courage and resilience transcends the sport. XY ChelseaD: Tim Travers Hawkins | P: Julia Nottingham, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Isabel Davis | UK | 2019 | 91 min | Canadian PremiereAfter her 35-year prison sentence is commuted by President Obama, former military intelligence analyst and whistleblower Chelsea Manning prepares to leave a military prison and transition to her new life as a free womanBy Selina Chignall ~ RealScreen Facebook Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe’s Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind and Laurence Mathieu-Leger’s Willie are among the 16 additional documentary titles that will screen as part of the 2019 Hot Docs Special Presentations program.The special presentation’s program features a “high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award winners from the recent international festival circuit and works by master filmmakers or featuring star subjects.” Of the 16 features announced today (March 12), three are world premieres.Tosoni and Kehoe’s Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind looks back on the life and career of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. From his early days in rural Ontario to life in Greenwich Village in the ’60s, stadium tours of the ’70s and beyond, this 90-minute doc features archival footage to chart the career of Lightfoot as he reveals the inspiration behind his work and longevity. Elsewhere, Willie O’Ree, the first Black hockey player to make it to the National Hockey League is the subject of Mathieu-Leger’s 89-minute documentary Willie (pictured).center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Legal pot costs 970 per gram versus 651 on illicit market StatCan

first_imgOTTAWA — Statistics Canada says that the average price of a legal gram of recreational pot last year was $9.70, nearly 50 per cent higher than the illicit market price of $6.51.The agency says it received 385 price quotes deemed plausible using the StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application between Oct. 17, when adult-use pot became legal in Canada, and Dec. 31.It added that roughly half of the respondents told the agency they bought recreational pot from a legal supplier.Statistics Canada also says the average amount of non-medical cannabis purchased from an illegal supplier was more than double the quantity bought from legal channels, such as government-run stores or websites.Respondents told the agency since Oct. 17 they purchased an average of 17.2 grams from illegal suppliers, compared with 8.3 grams from legal retail outlets or online for mail delivery.However, availability of legal cannabis amid widespread product shortages across Canada since legalization day may be a contributing factor.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Get to know the two candidates vying to be the next mayor

first_imgProsko, meanwhile, is seeking to be elected to public office for the first time in this year’s election. Most recently serving as Taylor’s community services director for four and a half years, Prosko previously owned Prosko Group Productions Inc. – a public relations and event management company based in Vancouver and Toronto. She also worked with former premiers Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark, along with Liberal MP Hedy Fry.The two mayoral candidates, along with other council candidates, took part in an all-candidates forum hosted by the District last Thursday.Both candidates were provided with a list of eight questions so that residents can get to know them and their policies. Their answers are listed below. Why do you want to become mayor of Taylor?Fraser: I feel I still have more to give back to the community that has supported me and my family for 26 years.Prosko: I would like to become Mayor of Taylor because we need good governance, leadership and a policy focused council. Taylor is a gem in the heart of the peace region and it needs a clear vision for the next four years and for future prosperity. TAYLOR, B.C. – While this year’s municipal election in Fort St. John has been a relatively tame affair, things are a bit more exciting in the District of Taylor.Unlike in Fort St. John where mayor Lori Ackerman has been acclaimed for the second election in a row, this year’s election will be the second in four years in which residents will get to choose which candidate they prefer to be the District’s next mayor.Incumbent mayor Rob Fraser is seeking re-election after winning the race in 2014 to succeed Fred Jarvis, who retired after serving as Taylor’s mayor for 28 years. Fraser won that election with 53 percent of the vote, beating Brad Filmer and Wayne Wilmot. Prior to 2014, he was a councillor in Taylor for 12 years and also worked for the Worker’s Compensation Board for ten years after a career in the oil and gas industry. What are three things Taylor needs to spend more money on?Fraser: Safety of our staff, the safety of our community, and preventative maintenance.Prosko: The District of Taylor needs to be more effective with public engagement and consultation to ask the residents and stakeholders what they would like to see for their community. After speaking with many residents while doorknocking on my campaign, three things for Taylor that keep coming up are – 1) upkeep and safety of our infrastructure, 2) police presence and public safety and 3) before and after school care for our family-friendly community. What are three things Taylor needs to spend less money on?Fraser: Everyone would like to see the subsidies to all services come down.Prosko: The District of Taylor should aim to reduce subsidy on the medical clinic which is currently at $8000.00 per month and reduce subsidy on the Lone Wolf golf course. The current council implemented a meeting fee per diem, over and above their renumeration, and I don’t believe a meeting fee per diem is the right thing to do as it can get out of hand quickly. Where do you see Taylor in 4 years?Fraser: Taylor will continue to be a dynamic partner in the region. Its responsible growth will attract residents and business to locate here.Prosko: I see Taylor in four years as a safe, family friendly community with a developed commercial core including a grocery store, restaurants, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It will be back on track with the vision in the official community plan that includes walkability, safety and a thriving community. What’s your favourite movie?Fraser: I have two; “Old Yeller” as one of the first movies I saw and the life lessons it teaches; “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” for its theme of leadership under trying conditions.Prosko: One of my favourite movies is on repeat at my house as my daughter and I both love it: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. I also love “The Zookeepers Wife” – a poignant and important film. What are five albums you’d take with you if you knew you would be stranded on a desert island for five years.?Fraser:Marty Robbins “Gunfighter Ballads”Eagles “Greatest Hits 1971- 1975”Trooper “Hits from 10 Albums”Garth Brooks “In Pieces”Bryan Adams “Reckless”Prosko:Neil Diamond “Greatest Hits”Lenny Kravitz “5” (as I worked on that album to help market it while I was with Virgin Record Label, incredible experience)Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire”Michael Jackson “Thriller”Anything by Barbra Streisand or the Bee Gees!center_img What area of governance is the District currently excelling at?Fraser: Governance in Taylor is working well. Our council has been working hard at developing a culture of accountability and responsiveness. This culture is growing. Some people thrive in this type of environment, others do not.Prosko: The main reason why I am running for Mayor is that there has not been an area of governance that I have seen as progressive for our town within the past four years. The council has been very involved in staff operations, there have been multiple firings and positions left vacant which has been detrimental to operations. Council’s job is policy. What area of governance needs improving at the District?Fraser: Taylor is 60 years old. There is a need for a review of our services and delivery of those services. Our council has been advocating for a core services review, a service level review and an asset management plan.Prosko: My main focus would be a complete policy review. There are policies over two decades old. My opponent is working off the John Ronald report from 1989. I believe we should have policies and a vision for 2018 and going forward for our community, residents and stakeholders.last_img read more

Eagle Vision Video Production submits short film to Frantic48

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eagle Vision took on the challenge and entered Frantic48, the Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association’s Annual 48 hour film challenge.Filmmaking teams compete to write, shoot and edit a two to six-minute short film based on a randomly selected genre, and a provided line of dialogue and prop to prevent entrants from being able to pre-record.Benjamin Haab, the Owner/ CEO/ Cinematographer for Eagle Vision Video Production, shares their crew for the Frantic48 were under the direction of Jesse Mc Callum, received the genre Sports and had to involve a talk show into the sportscast. The prop was a watch and the line of dialogue was ‘Who are you?’ Haab shares, as the filmmaker you really don’t know what you are getting. “It’s an insane amount of time to write, film, edit, colour correct, graphics and deliver the project down to Grande Prairie in the allotted 48 hours and the company still maintained other paying projects.”The best films will be screened as part of the Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Alberta on Sunday, May 12, 2019.According to Haab, there was a lesser response this year than the previous year to the film challenge. Last year there were 13 teams that were completed on time and only four teams submitted within the deadline.‘Game, Set, Match’ will be uploaded to FB once the Reel Shorts Film Festival completes.To view Eagle Visions FB Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

USled Wests collaborators in Chinas Hong Kong convicted

first_imgHong Kong: A group of Hong Kong activists face jail after being convicted Tuesday on colonial-era “public nuisance” charges for their role in organising mass pro-democracy protests that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing. The convictions followed a trial that has renewed alarm over shrinking freedoms under an assertive China which has rejected demands by Hong Kongers asking for a greater say in how the financial hub is run. Nine activists were all convicted on Tuesday of at least one charge in a prosecution that deployed rarely-used colonial-era public nuisance laws over their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, which called for free elections for the city’s leader. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt is the latest blow to strike the beleaguered pro-democracy camp which has seen key figures jailed or banned from standing as legislators since their civil disobedience movement convulsed the city but failed to win any concessions. Among the most prominent members of the group on trial were sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 60, law professor Benny Tai, 54, and Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming, 75. The trio founded the pro-democracy “Occupy Central” movement in 2013, which joined the student-led Umbrella Movement a year later that brought parts of the city to a standstill for months. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAll three were found guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance. Tai and Chan were also convicted of incitement to commit public nuisance although all three were acquitted of incitement to incite public nuisance. Of the remaining six defendants — a group of younger protest leaders, including two sitting lawmakers — all were convicted of at least one public nuisance charge. In an unusual move prosecutors tried the group under Hong Kong’s common law system, which carries a much steeper sentence than statutory public nuisance laws. Each protest leader could now face up to seven years in jail, rather than three months had the charges been brought under statutory law. Judge Johnny Chan ruled that the 2014 protests, which took over key intersections for many weeks, were not protected by Hong Kong’s free speech laws because the demonstrations impinged on the rights of others. “The unreasonableness of the obstruction was such that the significant and protected right to demonstrate should be displaced,” he said. “The act was one not warranted by law.” The defendants remain on bail with the court expected to continue hearing mitigation arguments in the coming days before handing down sentences. There were emotional scenes on Tuesday afternoon as the oldest defendant, Reverend Chu, delivered a statement in which he described the dock as “the most honourable pulpit of my ministerial career”. He warned Hong Kong’s leadership against ignoring youth-led calls for greater democratic freedoms. “The bell tolls. It gives out a warning sound, that something bad and disastrous is happening,” he said. In a submission sent to journalists fellow defendant Shiu Ka-chun added: “I want to warn the authoritarian government, even if you kill all the roosters, you cannot stop the dawn’s arrival.” Human rights groups and critics hit out at the convictions, saying the use of the vaguely worded public nuisance laws — and wielding the steeper common law punishment — would have a chilling effect on free speech in Hong Kong. “Hong Kong courts, by labelling peaceful protests in pursuit of rights as public nuisance, are sending a terrible message that will likely embolden the government to prosecute more peaceful activists,” said Maya Wang, a senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch. Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, said it was “appallingly divisive to use anachronistic common law charges in a vengeful pursuit of political events which took place in 2014.” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang fired back at those criticisms, saying other countries would also have brought such a prosecution to “maintain order”. “The central government resolutely supports (Hong Kong) in punishing the main organisations and planners of the illegal Occupy Central movement in accordance with the law,” he told reporters. Hong Kong enjoys rights unseen on the Chinese mainland, which are protected by the 50-year handover agreement between Britain and China, but fears are growing that those liberties are being eroded as Beijing flexes its muscles. At the trial, prosecutors argued that the mass protests had caused a “common injury done to the public”, who had been affected by the blockage of major roads, and that the leaders of the movement deserved to be punished. In his verdict Judge Chan denied his ruling would impact the ability of Hong Kongers to protest. The Occupy movement highlighted widespread frustration, especially among the young, over Hong Kong’s direction but failed to win any reforms from Beijing.last_img read more

ExIAF wing commanders wife found dead at her house in Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: A 52-year-old wife of a former IAF wing commander was found dead at her house in Dwarka, police said Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Neenu Jain, they said. According to a senior police officer, the father of the deceased called her Thursday night and asked about her health as she was not well. He wanted to visit her but she refused, he said. On Friday morning, he again called her but she did not pick up the phone. Thereafter, her father and brother came to see her but noticed that the gate of the house was locked from outside, police said. They entered the house from her neighbour’s side and saw Jain lying on floor unconscious, they said. They called police and rushed the woman to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead, police said, adding the call was received at around 9 am. A mobile phone, some cash and jewellery was found missing from the house, following which a case under sections 302 (murder) and 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and investigation initiated, police said, adding the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. Neenu’s husband is a retired Indian Air Force wing commander and currently working as a commercial pilot with IndiGo. The couple has a son and a daughter. While the son, who works in an MNC in Noida, visits his parents on weekends, the daughter is a doctor in Goa, police said.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer team looks to secure Big Ten title in

Maryland midfielder Mael Corboz (8) and OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson (3) struggle over the ball during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Amanda Etchison | Editor in ChiefThe Ohio State men’s soccer team will play for the Big Ten title against its biggest conference rival in the regular-season finale on Wednesday, when the Buckeyes are set to host Michigan at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The game against Michigan (8-4-4, 3-2-2) will arguably be the biggest game of the season for OSU (10-5-2, 4-2-1) because it will play a major role in determining who takes away the regular-season Big Ten title.“Our coach has been telling us all season to just take it one game at a time,” junior forward Yaw Amankwa said. “We look forward to the next game and will prepare the same way. It’s just another game and we will do whatever we can to win.”OSU started off the season in dismal fashion, notching just two wins in seven games. But things changed halfway through the season for the Scarlet and Gray, as it rattled off a 10-game unbeaten streak to leap to the top of the conference standings. “We worked so hard to get here,” Amankwa said. “At the beginning of the season no one thought we could do it and it just feels good to prove people wrong.”The Buckeyes sit at No. 1 in the Big Ten standings with 13 points, followed by Rutgers and Northwestern with 12 points each. Michigan sits in fourth place but still with a chance to grab the top seed with 11 points. Losses by OSU, Rutgers and Northwestern would give the Wolverines the crown.Rutgers is set to face Maryland on Wednesday, while Northwestern is scheduled to take on Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights would win the conference with a win and OSU loss, as they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Wildcats.Rutgers was able to slash OSU’s win streak on Oct. 25, putting the Scarlet Knights at No. 1 in the conference. The Scarlet and Gray bounced back on Saturday, however, defeating Maryland and jumping right back up to the top spot in the standings.The Buckeyes plan to keep that momentum going against Michigan to claim the Big Ten title.“To be in the position Wednesday night to play for the championship is great,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “But you got to win the game, and so we’ll prepare for the game like we’ve prepared for games all year long, and we’ll try to do the same things.”The Buckeyes hope to defeat Michigan on Wednesday, not only to claim the Big Ten title but also to have a favorable matchup in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.“We hope to finish strong and win on Wednesday night, and we’re going to hope to get a good seed so we get to play a quarterfinal game here at home,” Bluem said. “But it’s one game at a time.”The top four seeds in the conference play home quarterfinal games. The Buckeyes have clinched a top-four spot as they hold the tiebreaker with current No. 5 seed Indiana, which can tie OSU’s 13 points with a win and OSU loss. The Buckeyes defeated the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana, on Oct. 10, 1-0.A peek at MichiganMichigan will be entering Wednesday’s match coming off a 1-0 shutout victory against in-state rival Michigan State.Freshmen midfielder Francis Atuahene, who leads the Big Ten in shots per game, has paced Michigan this season with 10 goals and three assists, followed by redshirt senior midfielder Colin McAtee with five goals and two assists. Senior forward William Mellors-Blair has chipped in three goals and four helpers.In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Evan Louro has played a total of 1,533 minutes and leads the conference in save percentage with a mark of .821. His goals-against average of .70 is also tops in the Big Ten.Awards keep comingFor the third time during OSU’s surprise season, its players have swept the Big Ten weekly awards.After netting a game-winning goal against Maryland last week, Amankwa was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. The junior college transfer, who is in his first season with the Buckeyes, has a pair of goals and two assists on the year.Senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer’s suffocating senior season continues. After picking up his conference-leading eighth clean sheet against the Terrapins last week, the transfer from Dayton earned his fourth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.Froschauer — who saved five shots against Maryland to improve his save percentage to .808, second in the Big Ten — is the fourth player in conference history to win the award four times in one season.Overall, there have been seven times a Buckeye has won a weekly award this fall.What’s nextThe Buckeyes will host their first opponent in the Big Ten tournament on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The time and opponent will be determined after Wednesday’s slate of games. read more

Schmeichel remembers how Srivaddhanaprabha helped him

first_imgThe Leicester City goalkeeper knows the legacy the former manager left at the club after he tragically diedLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel continued talking about the importance former owner Viachi Srivaddhanaprabha had on his career.“He wasn’t in it to make money, he wanted to give. He had a passion for the club, for Leicester, all that he did for the city – the donations to the hospital and such,” Schmeichel remembered according to Sky Sports.“When I broke my foot I had to go down to London and we were playing against Manchester City in our first season back in the Premier League.”“He came to the hospital, picked me up and flew me back in his helicopter to Leicester to watch the game with him. He didn’t have to do that, but he did,” he added.“Unfortunately, [I remember] everything. Every little detail.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I had family over from Denmark and I gave them a little look around the stadium and the pitch – the helicopter was always a big attraction,” he commented about the night the owner died.“We waved him off, waved him goodbye, and we kind of just watched him go up.. I’d seen him do it hundreds of times – it was a kind of ritual thing in the end.”“You could just tell something was wrong because it doesn’t normally stand still like that. And what unfolded, unfolded,” explained.“I ran straight out of the tunnel and round to that side of the stadium. People over that side of the stadium hadn’t seen what had gone on.”“So, I came sprinting out, shouting for people to call the police, one of our security guards saw me, ran after me,” he concluded.last_img read more

San Diego police investigate deadly shooting near Alvarado Hospital

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego police responded to a fatal shooting in the near Alvarado Hosptial Thursday morning.According to SDPD the victim passed away after being taken to the hospital.Police said the incident happened on Alvarado Rd. near College Ave. and are asking people to avoid the area while they investigate.Officers tweeted that the “last known suspect description was 3 black males wearing ripped jeans and black t-shirts. Reportetly last seen running southbound on Reservoir Drive.” Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego police investigate deadly shooting near Alvarado Hospital May 2, 2019 Updated: 7:16 AM Posted: May 2, 2019 Update: Last known suspect description was 3 black males wearing ripped jeans and black t-shirts. Reportetly last seen running southbound on Reservoir Drive.— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 2, 2019This is a developing story.  Jonathan Halvorson last_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE PREVIEW Everything You Need To Know Before You Vote

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At this Saturday’s Town Election, two candidates — Jonathan Eaton and Rob Fasulo — will vie for one open seat on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.Have you been paying attention to the race?  If not, Wilmington Apple has you covered!Read Campaign Announcements:Jonathan Eaton Announces He’s Running For Wilmington SelectmenRob Fasulo Announces He’s Running For Wilmington SelectmenRead Weekly Candidate Q&As:Affordable Housing & Sciarappa FarmEconomic Development, Analog TIF & Detox Facility ProposalGrade The Town Manager & Current Board Of SelectmenFire Substation, New Town Hall & Hypothetical $2 Million WindfallAccomplishments In Year #1, Being Responsive To ResidentsCLOSING ARGUMENT: Rob Fasulo Asks For Your VoteCLOSING ARGUMENT: Jonathan Eaton Asks For Your VoteRead Letters To The Editor/Endorsements:Jonathan EatonSelectman Mike Champoux Endorses Jonathan EatonSelectman Greg Bendel Endorses Jonathan EatonSelectman Ed Loud Endorses Jonathan EatonFormer Selectman Lou Cimaglia Endorses Jonathan EatonSchool Committee Chair Steve Bjork Endorses Jonathan EatonWilmington Finance Committee Chair Endorses Eaton For SelectmanEaton Is ‘Most Qualified Candidate’ For SelectmenEaton Has Shown A Commitment To The CommunityEaton Embodies Wilmington’s Volunteer SpiritEaton’s Experience & Credentials Make Him An Ideal Selectman CandidateEaton A ‘Bright & Thoughtful Fiscal Conservative,’ An ‘Independent Voice of Reason’Eaton Will Move The Town In The Best DirectionEaton Will Make Wilmington ProudResident Endorses Eaton After Watching Him Grow Up In TownRob FasuloGovernor Charlie Baker Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanSelectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob FasuloFormer Selectwoman Suzanne Sullivan Endorses Fasulo, Says He Best Understands Residents’ ConcernsConcerned Citizens of Wilmington Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanRetired Wilmington Police Officer, Former Selectman Candidate Endorses FasuloFasulo Will ‘Keep Wilmington A Town’Fasulo Has The Qualities To Be An Effective SelectmanFasulo Is “Committed To Accountability Within Our Local Government,” Won’t “Sugarcoat The Bad”Fasulo Is Honest & Straight Shooting, Listens To People’s ConcernsA Father Endorses His Son For SelectmanWatch WCTV Candidate Conversations:VIDEO: Jonathan Eaton Discusses His Campaign For Selectmen With WCTVVIDEO: Rob Fasulo Discusses His Campaign For Selectmen with WCTVWatch WCTV Candidates Night (with Recap):SELECTMEN CANDIDATES DEBATE: Eaton & Fasulo Debate The IssuesRead Coverage From Crier, Advocate, Patch, SunProfile: Eaton Brings Financial Savvy To Selectman’s Race (Wilmington Patch)Profile: Fasulo Calls For Smart Growth In Run For Selectman (Wilmington Patch)Profile: Eaton, FinCom member, seeks selectmen seat (Wilmington Town Crier)Profile: Fasulo seeks Board of Selectmen seat (Wilmington Town Crier)Debate Recap: Wilmington housing, detox centers are hot topics in debate (Lowell Sun)Read Lowell Sun’s EndorsementTo Be AnnouncedCandidates On Facebook:Jonathan Eaton For SelectmanRob Fasulo For SelectmanPast Campaign Events:Selectman Candidate Jonathan Eaton To Hold Campaign Rally On March 16Selectman Candidate Rob Fasulo Invites Voters To ‘Meet & Greet’ On March 31Selectman Candidate Rob Fasulo Invites Voters To ‘Meet & Greet’ On April 21Joint Statement: Fasulo & Eaton Denounce Campaign Sign StealingPolls will be open this Saturday, April 28, from 8am to 8pm, at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center, Wildwood Early Childhood Center, and Town Hall.  Not sure where you vote?  Click HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook.  Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE.  Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Board Has First Disagreement When Choosing Its Representative To Town Ice Rink CommitteeIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob FasuloIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

first_imgKatherine Streeter for NPRLight therapy helps some people with seasonal affective disorder feel better. Now it’s being tested as a treatment for bipolar disorder.As the months grow colder and darker, many people find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed.Bright light is sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers are now testing light therapy to see if it also can help treat depression that’s part of bipolar disorder.It’s unclear how lack of light might cause the winter blues, although some suggest that the dark days affect the production of serotonin in the skin.The idea with light therapy for depression is to replace the sunshine lost with a daily dose of bright white artificial light. (Antidepressants, psychotherapy and Vitamin D help, too, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.) The light box is actually more like a screen, the size of an average desktop computer. Some people call it a “happy box.”To test its usefulness in treating bipolar disorder, researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University enrolled 46 patients who had at least moderate bipolar depression. Half of participants were assigned to receive bright light therapy. The other half received a dim red placebo light. They also kept taking their regular medication.In an effort to ensure lack of bias, the placebo group was instructed not to search for information about light therapy and not to discuss the appearance of their light with anyone else in the study.All participants were told to place the light box about 1 foot from their face for a 15-minute session to start. Every week, exposure was increased until it reached a dose of 60 minutes per day. Patients didn’t have to stare at the box, says psychiatrist Dorothy Sit, lead author of the study, published last month in the American Journal of Psychiatry. They simply had to be in front of it. “They could read the paper, a journal, or look at their bills,” she says.Patients with SAD typically do their light therapy first thing in the morning, when they wake up. But earlier research by Sit found that early morning light therapy could switch people with bipolar disorder into a manic phase. So in the new study, she decided to have patients engage in light therapy midday, between noon and 2:30 p.m.After four to six weeks, Sit found 68 percent of patients using bright white light therapy achieved remission of depression compared to 22 percent of patients who received the placebo light. For the bright-light patients, “they returned to work, they were able to look after things at home, they were functioning back to their normal selves again,” says Sit.Sit and other researchers say it’s important that people with bipolar disorder not try light therapy on their own.First, the results in this study are “intriguing, but highly preliminary,” according to Al Lewy, a psychiatrist and professor emeritus at Oregon Health and Science University who was one of the pioneers of light therapy to treat SAD.And given that light therapy can trigger hypomania, Lewy says that the therapy should be conducted under a doctor’s supervision, preferably a psychiatrist. “If there’s the slightest chance that a patient will switch into a manic episode, then their doctor can be there to treat them.”Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About 3 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from the disorder.This study “offers a glimmer into a new pathway for treatment,” says psychiatrist Ken Duckworth, medical director of the patient advocacy group National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s needed, he says, because “bipolar depression is one of the most difficult types of depression to treat.” Medications such as mood stabilizers can help treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder are not effective in treating the depressive phase, Duckworth says. And people with bipolar disorder “spend most of their time on the depressive end of the spectrum.”Sit says it’s important to see her findings duplicated in future research, which should also investigate how the light affects the body’s circadian rhythms at different times of day, and how that affects bipolar symptoms.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Casualty Of Trade Tensions HarleyDavidson Shifting More Production Overseas

first_img Share Scott Olson/Getty Images/Via NPRHarley-Davidson motorcycle engines are assembled at the company’s plant in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Tariffs from the European Union are prompting the company to shift production of some motorcycles for the European market overseas.Harley-Davidson says it plans to move production of motorcycles it sells in Europe overseas in response to growing trade friction between the United States and Europe.European officials last week imposed stiff tariffs on a wide range of U.S.-made goods sold within the European Union. The response came to President Trump’s recent decision to slap tariffs on European imports.In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday, Harley-Davidson said the tariffs imposed by the EU “would have an immediate and lasting detrimental impact to its business in the region.”The company reported $5.65 billion in revenues last year and Europe is its largest overseas market, with almost 40,000 customers buying motorcycles there in 2017.The European tariffs have jumped from 6 percent to 31 percent, the company said. That increase will add on average $2,200 to the cost of each motorcycle sold in the EU, and would cost the company $90 million to $100 million a year, the filing said.“Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company’s preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles accessible to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe,” the filing said.The company did not say where production would be shifted, or how many jobs might be affected, but said the move would take nine to 18 months to complete.It also did not say which U.S. factories would be affected. The company’s U.S. factories are in York, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo., and Menomonee Falls, Wis. It also has manufacturing operations in Australia, Brazil, India and Thailand.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Southeast DC Toddler Shot by Brother

first_imgA 3-year-old toddler was critically wounded July 29 when she was accidentally shot by her 7-year-old brother in a second-floor apartment on the 600 block of 46th Place SE, Washington, D.C. police say.The toddler, Dalis Cox later died at an area hospital. An autopsy is pending to establish the cause of death.“We have no reason to believe that it’s anything other than an accident, so what we’re looking at is how the gun got into the house,” Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference on July 30. “We believe it was a young child that got their hands on a gun.”According to news reports, Dalis, her brother, mother, an unrelated adult and a teenager were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Reports also confirm that the gun was not registered.“My heart goes out to Dalis and her family,” D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said at the news conference. “The gun should have never been in a place where it could have been accidentally or otherwise used to put a little girl in danger.”last_img read more

MIT lab developing ion microthrusters for cubesats

first_imgLozano holds a prototype of a microthruster, developed to propel small satellites in space. Credit: Bryce Vickmark © 2013 Explore further For most of their still relatively short history, satellites have been extremely expensive ventures, both to design and build and to launch into space. With the miniaturization of electronics, however, scientists see a way to reduce the costs associated with sending craft into orbit, and also for sending them into outer space—cubesats—satellites that are tiny versions of the older models. They range in size from a shoebox to a Rubix cube. The current versions are sent aloft (sans engine) as part of a cargo load carrying other bigger equipment and remain orbiting the planet for a short time, till gravity pulls them back down. To get more out of their investment, scientists would like to put an engine on the little satellites so that they could stay in orbit, or even be sent to other parts of the solar system. Current research has centered around plasma or colloid thrusters. The researchers at MIT believe that ion thrusters are the better bet. Their idea is to use solar power to generate a charge to electrify a very small amount of liquid propellant—releasing an ion stream through a nozzle—generating just enough thrust to change the course of a cubesat or push it forward. Four of the thrusters would be sufficient to provide both attitude control and propulsion.Scientists believe it might be possible in the near future to send an entire fleet of cubesats into space for the amount of money it currently takes to send just one. In addition to designing tiny engines for them, engineers have also been hard at work designing other components necessary for fully utilizing such a satellite—one such example is the recently developed (also at MIT) inflatable antennae that greatly extends their range. Some suggest cubesats may even provide the long-sought solution to cleaning up space junk. Paulo Lozano. Credit: Bryce Vickmark ( —The MIT News Office is reporting that the University’s Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory (headed by Paulo Lozano) is seeing progress with micro-sized thruster design to power the next generation of self-propelled cubsats. Because traditional combustion or electric engines don’t scale down well, the team has been testing ion electrospray thrusters that can be made as small as a postage stamp. Kickstarting tiny satellites into interplanetary space (w/ Video) Citation: MIT lab developing ion microthrusters for cubesats (2013, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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.last_img read more