In the online education space, if you don’t already have a well of content to draw from, the quickest path to implementation can be an acquisition. That’s the strategy Praetorian Digital, a B2B digital media company serving the public safety and local government markets, used last week when it bought the Fire & EMS training unit from Kaplan Professional Education. Praetorian’s audience to its first responder brands has been growing. Traffic to FireRescue1.com, EMS1.com, PoliceOne.com and CorrectionsOne.com has ballooned to 1.3 million members and 6 million monthly visitors, according to the company. Online training has become a significant business for Praetorian. Two years ago it accounted for less than 5 percent of overall revenue. The Kaplan deal will help it grow to a projected 25 percent this year. Kaplan Fire & EMS will be renamed to the Fire EMS Academy and will be housed in the company’s Fire EMS Academy Division. In all, the group will offer more than 200 training courses, 600 videos and 80 hours of continuing education credits. Training and certificate programs are a key function of first responder markets, and Ford sees them as a complimentary platform to the company’s information products and services. Terms weren’t disclosed but Praetorian CEO Alex Ford says the deal was financed through a mix of existing cash and term loan financing. “We recognized that there is a strong fit between online training and our core media business,” he says. “Rather than build a content library and work through the accreditation process from scratch, an acquisition to fast-track the opportunity made a lot of sense. Kaplan was not actively marketing the business, but it became immediately clear that it was a strong strategic fit with our business and that a combination was a great next step to scale the assets.” The Kaplan product comes with 300 fire and EMS department subscribers and “tens of thousands” of individual students using the products on an on-demand basis, says Ford. The annual department subscriptions are the primary revenue model. “The revenue model matched that of our PoliceOne Academy almost exactly,” he adds .
WILMINGTON, 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 email@example.com.Share 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”
New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 86.37 points down to stand at 22,628.96. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 20.10 points down to stand at 6,776.30. JPPOWER and Piramal Enterprises Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.17% and 5.64% along with Videocon Industries Ltd. and Pipavav Defence with an increase of 5.26% and 4.72% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Adani Enterprises Ltd. and Indusind Bank with a decrease of 7.54% and 4.26% along with JSW ENERGY and Eicher Motors with a decrease of 3.69% and 3.47% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 162.86 points at 13,409.68 while the banking sector is down 116.08 points at 14,689.89 and the realty sector is up 4.47 points at 1,557.26. The Indian currency is down 0.29% at Rs 60.25 per dollar.
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D.C.’s quadruple murder in May is only one occurrence in the city’s rising homicide count. (AP Photo)The rise in homicides in the District has generated a robust discussion among city leaders and residents on what should be done to prevent more unnecessary killings. Statistics compiled by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, as of Aug. 11, report that there were 91 homicides in the city, compared with 71 at this point last year, an increase of 28.2 percent. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), who is the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, said that the rising homicide rate must be addressed by city leaders.“Reducing instances of gun violence is not just the job of the Metropolitan Police Department, but the responsibility of every government agency,” McDuffie said.The homicide rate was on a downward trajectory for about 15 years until 2013. MPD statistics report that the lowest rate in 20 years took place in 2012, with only 88 homicides, compared with 397 in 1996.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier have stated publicly that the rampant use of synthetic drugs is one of the reasons for the homicide uptick. “I think that is part of what we’re dealing with right now, is this influx of synthetic drugs and the impact that it is having,” Lanier said on June 27 after a community meeting. “You will get lots of batches of it where it is much, much more potent, and when it happens you see these spikes in overdoses and violence.”District community and law enforcement leaders agree with Lanier that synthetic drug use isn’t the only reason homicides have risen recently. “The reasons for the rise are complex,” Delroy Burton, the chairman of the D.C. Police Union, said. “One of the problems is that during the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray, the mayor and Cathy Lanier bragged about the low rate of homicides but didn’t talk about the rise in other crimes such as robberies and assaults. One crime was going way down but that was balanced by the rise in other crimes and nothing was really done about those crimes.”Burton said the MPD is operating without adequate staffing and that has an effect on fighting homicides. “Lanier said that in order to be fully manned, there should 4,000 officers on the force,” Burton said. “We have 3,869 officers and even though we have 150 officers in the police academy now, when the new officers come on duty, the force will still be short of 4,000 because of officers who are retiring, on administrative leave, on military leave and those who are being disciplined.”Burton said that the homicide rise could be that people haven’t learned to resolve conflicts amicably. “When I was younger, when a conflict arose, we fought it out with our fists and moved on,” the union chairman said. “These days, people will go get a gun and shoot someone if they feel disrespected.”Douglass Sloan, an advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 4B09, said police officers need to be more visible in the city. “We need more cops on foot patrols,” Sloan said. “Officers need to get out of their cars and engage people in the community.”Sloan agreed with McDuffie that District agencies like the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation could do more, such as opening their centers on Sundays so that young people can have a safe place to go and engage in productive activities.D.C. Council members have attempted to get the community involved in stemming the homicide tide. D.C. Council member Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) held a community meeting with residents and police officials in his ward on July 23. McDuffie convened a public safety and crime summit on July 30 with a panel discussion including Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Vincent Cohen and District Attorney General Karl Racine.One of the possible tools in fighting gun violence and homicides is the use of body cameras by police officers. The District is in the process of requiring all its officers that are patrolling neighborhoods to have cameras and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) wants the federal government to help pay for it.“I am sponsoring a bill, “The Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act of 2015,” Scott told the AFRO on Aug. 5. “My bill will provide $500 million over five years to help law enforcement officers afford police body cameras at an affordable price. The bill requests that the participating municipality put [contribute a] 25 percent match for the funds.”Scott said that body cameras benefit law enforcement and the community. “Cameras change behavior because statistics show that there is a 90 percent drop against police officer complaints and a 60 percent drop in the use of force against officers,” the senator said.
Officer Caesar Goodson. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted of all charges June 23 in relation to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who died while in police custody last April.Goodson faced charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Gray’s death triggered riots across the city that garnered the world’s attention.Baltimore attorney Warren Brown said he believes that the state did not have the evidence to support its allegations against Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson, who was acquitted of all charges in relation to the death of Freddie Gray. (Courtesy photo)State’s Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby eventually brought a variety of charges against six officers who she said had been responsible for Gray’s death. Of the six officers charged, two have been acquitted and the trial for a third resulted in a mistrial. Three other officers still face charges.Following Goodson’s acquittal, the AFRO spoke with eight Baltimore attorneys from both large and small law practices about the verdict.Warren Brown, Warren A. Brown, P.A. “The state didn’t have the evidence to support its allegations…The state promised more then they delivered.”Oleg Fastovsky, Price Benowitz“[Marilyn] Mosby indicted these officers with barely a thought to it. She was just asking for problems in the long run….What was done wrong was, it [the case] was rushed.” Wyndal Gordon, The Law Office of J. Wyndal Gordon, P.A.“To be honest, this trial didn’t carry the same luster as the two previous trials, and the interest just wasn’t there community-wise. Obviously, there was some show of interest today when the verdict was rendered… Us in the legal community—we kind of knew it was a foregone conclusion that Goodson would be acquitted of the charges.I’ve said many times before that Freddie Gray was injured in the field by those officers who initially handled him. And that if anything occurred in the back of that van, it was more or less an exacerbation of some preexisting condition that began with those officers in the field. It would be very difficult for the state to prove that Goodson intentionally or recklessly caused injury to Freddie Gray… You still have to commend Marilyn Mosby for having the courage and the guts to prosecute these matters, notwithstanding the substantial burden that she had to carry and the onerous task at hand.”Thomas Maronick Jr., The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr.“I think Judge Williams felt that the prosecution’s theories were unsustainable. I think the judge had a problem because he felt that the prosecution put forth a theory as to what happened in the van and that he felt that the prosecution did not offer enough evidence to prove that their theory was correct.” Joshua Ortega, Ortega Law“They should have never filed charges in the first place, I don’t think the evidence was there. Based on the evidence that was in the newspapers and what the media reported, there was no evidence to show that these officers were guilty.”David B. Shapiro, The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro“Well, I wasn’t terribly surprised about the outcome of the Goodson trial. I think that the State failed to make the case. I think they just lack sufficient evidence for Judge Williams to find a conviction on any of the seven charges. It’s unfortunate because I think there could’ve been more information out there, but for whatever reason the evidence was not presented in trial and the judge was—I think—correct in his legal finding that the officer should not be found guilty on all seven charges.”Steven D. Silverman, Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White“Based on everything that I know about the case factually, in my understanding of the applicable law and the elements that need to be proven, I’m not surprised at all by today’s verdict by Judge Williams.I think there’s a big difference between a freak accident and the intent to commit a homicide, and I don’t think the officers involved had any intent to cause harm to Freddie Gray. And if they did, there’s no evidence to demonstrate that.”Sheryl Wood, Wood Law Firm“I wasn’t surprised by the fact that the judge acquitted Officer Goodson of all of the charges. I think the State failed to present sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of Officer Goodson’s guilt… It isn’t an issue, in my view, of the judge being unfair or either of the criminal justice systems being unfair. It was more that there wasn’t enough evidence presented.I do agree with the judge’s reasoning and rationale for his ruling. I believe that he looked at all of the evidence and really didn’t consider some of the theatrics that were going on during the trial.”
Coal-based jet fuel poised for next step © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: US military to make jet fuel from algae (2010, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-military-jet-fuel-algae.html The military is the largest single consumer of energy in the US, and a cheap alternative to oil would reduce the 60-75 million barrels of oil currently consumed by military operations. Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have already successfully extracted oil from algal ponds, and is now about to begin large-scale refining of the oil. Special assistant for energy with DARPA, Barbara McQuiston, said unrefined oil produced from algae currently costs $2 per gallon, but the cost is projected to reduce to around $1. The refined and processed jet fuel is expected to cost under $3 per gallon. The refining operation would produce 50 million gallons of oil derived from algae each year and is expected to begin full-scale operations in 2011. Each acre of algal farm pond can produce 1,000 gallons of oil. The projects are run by private companies General Atomics and SAIC.One advantage of algae over other biofuels such as ethanol derived from corn or sugar is that they do not compete with land use for food, and algae can be grown in brackish water or waste water. The fuel theoretically produces zero carbon emissions, since all the CO2 released when the fuel is burned was absorbed from the atmosphere by the algae in the first place. Even when processing and transportation are taken into account, the fuel is still low carbon.DARPA aims to obtain 50 per cent of all military-use fuel from renewable sources by 2016, and the Air Force plans to test a 50-50 mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources in its jet fighters and transport planes by next year. The driving force is not just money, but also the desire to create jet fuel in locations such as Afghanistan, where supply convoys are particularly prone to attack. Creating fuel in the field would not only save money and lives, but the infrastructure would be left behind to enable the production of sustainable fuel supplies to continue.The Chinese government has also been looking at the possibility of using jet fuel produced from algae, and many commercial airlines are doing the same. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — If military researchers in the US are right, jet fuel produced from algae may soon be available for about the same price as ordinary jet fuels. 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.