Among the cancelled events is a Minecraft conference expected to draw 15,000 video-game enthusiasts and a Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that was projected to draw 43,000 attendees to Orlando next week. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareThree Orlando conventions, including one President Donald Trump was to address, and two Miami festivals are among Florida events that have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus scare. “It is clear that it would be an unacceptable risk to bring so many thousands of people together in Orlando next week,” HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf said.Other cancellations include Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, which draws up to 55,000 visitors annually, and the Calle Ocho Festival, scheduled to begin March 15, that attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year to heart of Little Havana.The cancellations were announced Thursday and Friday as a fourth Floridian – a Santa Rosa County man in his 70s – tested positive for COVID-19, which is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.No new cases had been reported as of mid-afternoon Friday on the Florida Department of Health (DOH) coronavirus website, which listed four positive tests and five Floridians in isolation in other states after returning from trips to China.The site tallied the number of negative test results at 55, and the number of pending test results at 51. Statewide, 264 people are being monitored. Collectively, 981 people in Florida have been monitored for symptoms.The coronavirus emergency, declared by State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Sunday night, surfaced as a factor in budget deliberations in the Legislature.House Democrats argued Thursday and Friday that the chamber’s proposed tax plan, which includes $543 million in corporate tax breaks and $193 million in taxpayer relief, is unwise when the COVID-19 outbreak could disrupt tourism, the state’s biggest industry. “Have we considered how this global health crisis will suck money out or affect Floridians?” Rep. Al Jacquet, D-Lantana, asked of Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, who is spearheading House Bill 7097, the House tax package, during Thursday’s floor debate. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Friday the three conventions, representing an Orlando-area economic impact of $154 million, have been scratched, although COVID-19 fears do not appear to be having much impact on individual leisure travel to attractions such as Disney World.“Our leisure travelers continue to come to Orange County to enjoy our theme parks, and all that we have to offer,” Demings told reporters. “We want to emphasize that we, in Orange County, are open for business.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear The appearance of coronavirus cases in Florida has had little visible impact on the Magic Kingdom, the world’s most-visited theme park with almost 21 million visitors a year.John Raoux / AP TAGSCoronavirusevent cancellationsThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida Senate sends resolution condemning white nationalism to the HouseNext articleSome over-the-air tv frequencies are changing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! “I don’t think that’s the substance of this bill,” Avila said.Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, told reporters Thursday that responding to the coronavirus will have an effect on the state’s budget even with Trump signing an $8.3 billion emergency funding package.“We need to continue to put emphasis on our reserves,’’ Galvano said. “It also makes a case for having a messaging entity like Visit Florida,” the state’s embattled tourist marketing agency that the House’s proposed budget defunds and disbands.The federal bill allocates $950 million to state governments to bolster their COVID-19 responses, money Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday the state will use to purchase more kits to test patients for COVID-19.“We don’t have them yet. We’d like to get them obviously as soon as possible,” DeSantis said. “To be able to do that local testing would make a big, big difference.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Spain Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/428630/studio-dwelling-cma-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos+ 12 Share CopyHouses•Boadilla del Monte, Spain Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos Architects: cmA ArquitectosSave this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThe proposal for a studio-dwelling generates volumes defined for uses other than housing and office, without breaking up the unity of the resulting architecture. The project aims for a dynamic space in close relation to the potential of the existing plot, both its steep slope and the existence of large trees of great natural value. The space is generated around the vertical core, which grows at half levels open towards the adjoining outdoor areas, creating new spaces related to the house (garden, swimming pool, lookouts…) We identify four main focus points where openings and views are concentrated, corresponding to the existing century-old oaks.Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThese areas concentrate large glazed openings, using the oaks as effective solar attenuation elements, besides providing a nice visual background for openings and as elements of privacy. We intensify an intention to expand the interior space with the use of organic Cumaru wood, in contrast to the stone enclosure of the rest of the walls. The openings, mainly towards the south, have recessed glazing to generate an efficient behavior with the low winter sun and shade during summer. The roof and walls have a high thermal inertia, which together with the ease of cross ventilation, form an energy-efficient architecture. Collected rainwater is stored in a large buried cistern for irrigation use.Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessFried Pavillion / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSelected ProjectsThe Dune House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Studio Dwelling / cmA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveStudio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/428630/studio-dwelling-cma-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officecmA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodBoadilla del MonteSpainPublished on September 24, 2013Cite: “Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos” [Vivienda Estudio / cmA Arquitectos] 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Photographs Area: 1290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects United States Pamela Burton & Company Winters-Schram Associates Architects: Belzberg Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Projects Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 13 Share Planning Partners Limited Landscape Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793949/tree-top-residence-belzberg-architects Clipboard Tree Top Residence / Belzberg ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793949/tree-top-residence-belzberg-architects Clipboard 2015 Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Boffi, Delta Light “COPY” Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Art Gray Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Thornton Tomasetti Year: Structural Consultant: Project Management: Project Contributors:Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Glenn Ginter, Andrew Kim, Ashley CoonInterior Design/Decor:Curated Inc.Soils Engineer:Grover Hollingsworth & Associates, Inc.
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Surveyor:Northlake SurveyingExpeditor:Kimberlina Whettam & AssociatesSpecial Fabrication:Spectrum Oak, Funtime Cabinetry Factory, Fusion FlooringPartner In Charge:Hagy BelzbergProject Manager:David CheungDesign Team:Dan Rentsch, Jennifer Wu, Chris Sanford, Barry Gartin, Susan NwankpaCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The Tree Top Residence celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging seamlessly and emerging from atop the canopy of trees that surround it. Built along a natural ridgeline, the long and narrow plan of the three-story house mimics and inverts the angles of the site’s topography, creating dynamic vertical and horizontal relationships. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteVertically, an eccentrically-helical stair functions as a primary organizing element and a sculptural gesture upon entry into the house. On the ground floor, it acts as a threshold into the open plan; on the floor above, it separates the master suite and children’s quarter, while providing a light well to the basement. Horizontally, walls are used sparingly in favor of fluidly connected spaces. Movement and views between dining areas, kitchen, play and gathering spaces are uninterrupted, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors blend the interior with the outside. Save this picture!© Art GrayHidden from the street, the residence is insulated from its neighbors, but open to its site. Canted limestone louvers, and dense planting on the north facade shield the interior from the closest adjacent neighbor. Conversely, the rest of the building opens to the site with floor-to-ceiling glazing, relying on both the house’s generous distance from the property line, and the densely wooded valley below to create a natural screen. The orchestration of this view, overlooking a dense canopy of trees, embodies the intent to offer respite from the city below. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessGallery: Calatrava’s WTC Transportation Hub Photographed by Hufton+CrowArchitecture NewsRenzo Piano to Lead Reconstruction Efforts Following Italian EarthquakeArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBelzberg ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on August 30, 2016Cite: “Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects” 30 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
192 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 North East charities North East Hearts with Goals, Heel and Toe Children’s Charity and the Alzheimer’s Society each received surprise donations last month from Primula Cheese after staff were asked to nominate local charities to give to.North East Hearts with Goals was presented with a new van worth £60,000, which will be kitted out with defibrillator equipment as well as screening equipment that will help the charity to spot the signs of heart disease in people from the region.The donation came as a surprise to Christine Stephenson and Kelly Best, founders of the charity, who were presented with the van by Paul Lewney, managing director of Kavli UK (main image), which owns Primula Cheese when they went to talk to Primula staff about the charity and its work.Heel and Toe Children’s Charity also received a surprise donation of £25,000 to fund a hydrotherapy pool at its new centre in County Durham. The pool will help over 120 children from all across the North East who are living with disabilities or who are recovering from operations which require physiotherapy.Both of these donations were funded by The Kavli Trust, the charitable trust that owns Primula Cheese and donates profits from sales of Primula and other Kavli products to good causes throughout the UK and abroad.The third donation, £15,000, went to the Alzheimer’s Society, and was raised by staff from Primula Cheese at its first annual Cheesy Ball, which was held in October last year.Kavli UK managing director Paul Lewney said:“Charity is at the heart of everything that Primula does and being able to deliver such an incredible Christmas surprise really makes all of the hard work worth it. We chose these charities because they will make a real difference to people living in the North East and we hope that the gifts help them to continue delivering their invaluable work.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Advertisement Melanie May | 6 January 2017 | News Tagged with: corporate Trusts 191 total views, 1 views today Primula Cheese presents North East charities with surprise donations About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Stanley RoseA collection of wonderful stories and memories is the heart of a fascinating play called Evenings with The Boys in the Backroom by Peter Adum and Joyce Fante. Itâ€™s the Los Angeles version of Gertrude Steinâ€™s 1920s â€œLeft Bank Salonâ€ in Paris where she hosted luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The play, as a staged reading, showcases L.A.â€™s own 1930s salon of gifted writers set in Stanley Roseâ€™s Book Store, one door east of the Musso & Frank Grill and across from the Brown Derby in Hollywood. The world premiere production will be presented as a benefit for the Friends of the Altadena Public Library in association with The Moveable Theatre Company, which uses volunteer professional actors. The performance is Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Altadena Public Library community room in Altadena, California. (For tickets: (626) 798-0833 or www.altadenalibrary.org)â€œFrom the start, this play has interested and enchanted me,â€ said Holly Witham, founder and production director of The Moveable Theatre Company. â€œCall me a 1930s buff, or a fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood or a hopeless bibliophile; I am guilty of all these things and from all, can point with enthusiasm to this fascinating story of how some of the best writers of an era socialized, played, fought, gossiped, supported and challenged each other, amid the sometimes cruel, heart-breaking and tough world of Hollywood,â€ Witham said.Set in 1938, this original work written a number of years ago, chronicles the friendships between Hollywood book store owner Stanley Rose and some of his most famous customers: John Fante, William Saroyan, Nathanael West and Carey McWilliams. To help write the play, John Fante’s widow, Joyce, now deceased, shared her knowledge of the intimate details of conversations that occurred in Stanley Rose’s back room behind the book shop. This is where Roseâ€™s successful friends talked, drank, played cards and discussed ideas which would inspire their most famous works. The scene was like a “Who’s Who” of the Los Angeles literary scene during Hollywood’s Golden Age.For example, William Saroyan wrote the Pulitzer Prize wining play, The Time of Your Life. John Fonte, a novelist, wrote Ask the Dust among others and Nathanael West wrote bitter, satirical novels like Day of the Locust. Carey McWilliams, an attorney and â€œmuckrakerâ€ wrote works including Factories in the Fields and one of the finest histories of Southern California.The play paints the picture of the bookstoreâ€™s backroom which was an â€œart galleryâ€ (original Picassos), but retained the intimate atmosphere of the old speakeasy days. Bookstore owner, Stanley Rose, was characterized by playwright Peter Adum: â€œHe was quite unique. Here was a hard-drinking, semi-literate, bootlegger who fed, nurtured and encouraged the writers who became his best friends. He wasnâ€™t Gertrude Stein, but he was very much the â€˜den motherâ€™.â€ One of Roseâ€™s lines in the play says a lot: â€œI sell books. I donâ€™t read the damn thingsâ€¦.â€ Literary Arts Revealing Play Captures True Stories About Hollywood’s “Backroom Boys” â€œâ€¦ Itâ€™s a brilliant play. Itâ€™s so good that Iâ€™m even tempted to steal from it myself.â€ â€“ William Saroyanâ€™s play character From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 11:54 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment People Pasadena-based Childrenâ€™s Charity Hillsides Hires New Clinical Coordinator From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 | 12:54 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Eshele Williams, Psy.D, LMFT. Photo courtesy Hillsides.OrgYouth Moving On (YMO), Hillsides transition-aged youth program for youth formerly in foster care or probation, is excited to introduce the newest member of its clinical team, Eshele Williams, Psy.D, LMFT. Williams will serve as the clinical coordinator. Williamsâ€™ work in the child welfare field includes experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, parenting program coordinator, health team coordinator for children with chronic illness, author, public speaker, and adoption support program project coordinator.YMO, located in Pasadena, is one of Hillsides four core programs, offering youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them transition to successful adulthood.Williams has served as the project coordinator of Adoption Promotion and Support Services at Childrenâ€™s Bureau in Los Angeles and as the project coordinator of Project Fatherhood at D’Veal Family and Youth Services in Pasadena. She is experienced as a therapist, providing direct services to children, families, and patients in in-patient drug and alcohol facilities. She also supervised and trained staff who provided specialized education services for foster and adoptive parents along the foster care to adoption continuum.She possesses extensive knowledge and skill in conducting interviews with children, families, and professionals. She is trained in implementing the Child Welfare League of Americaâ€™s (CWLA) PRIDE Model of Practice to develop and support resource parents as team members in child protection, and in the CWLA Kinship Care â€“ Traditions of Caring and Collaborating Model of Practice.Williams has also written childrenâ€™s books that help parents initiate and explore conversations with their birth children in preparation of the familiesâ€™ foster care and adoption experience. In addition, she is experienced as a trainer on the impact of fostering and adopting on birth children and trains kinship care providers on the foster care and adoption experience specific to them.“Williamsâ€™ work reflects a commitment to promoting social justice and permanency for children, especially for children of color,” said Thomas Lee, Hillsides division director of Transition-Aged Youth Services. “The entire YMO team is honored to have her share her talents with the staff and youth we serve. This is an important moment in the evolution of the YMO program and ensures the mission of Hillsides is realized.â€Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services whose mission is to provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. Hillsides serves families and children throughout Los Angeles County, ranging from the Hollywood Hills to Echo Park to Baldwin Park to Pomona. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Top StoriesConduct Training Programmes For Police Officers To Deal With Socially Sensitive Cases Arising Out Of Interfaith/Caste Marriages: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 9:06 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed the Police Authorities to to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases like those arising out of inter marriages.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy criticised a police officer who refused to close ‘missing persons’ FIR lodged by the father of a girl even after he came to know that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed the Police Authorities to to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases like those arising out of inter marriages.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy criticised a police officer who refused to close ‘missing persons’ FIR lodged by the father of a girl even after he came to know that she had married a person and is staying with him. The couple approached the Supreme Court alleging that the Investigating Officer is forcing her to to come back to Karnataka and threatening to lodge cases against the husband.We strongly deprecate the conduct of the IO in adopting these tactics and the officer must be sent for counseling as to how to manage such cases, the bench observed.The court observed that IO should have conducted himself more responsibly in closing the complaint and if he really wanted to record the statement, he should have informed that he would visit her and recorded the statement instead of putting her under threat of action against her husband to come to the police station. The bench further observed that the consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock. Such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”, the court said. “The way forward to the police authorities is to not only counsel the current IOs but device a training programme to deal with such cases for the benefit of the police personnel. We expect the police authorities to take action in this behalf in the next eight weeks to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases.”, the bench added.While quashing the FIR, the bench advised the father of the girl to accept the marriage and re-establish social interaction with his daughter and son in law. Under the garb of caste and community to alienate the child and the son-in-law will hardly be a desirable social exercise, it added.The bench has concluded the Judgment with the following words of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar from “Annihilation of Caste;”I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Where society is already well-knit by other ties, marriage is an ordinary incident of life. But where society is cut asunder, marriage as a binding force becomes a matter of urgent necessity. The real remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage. Nothing else will serve as the solvent of caste.” CASE: LAXMIBAI CHANDARAGI B vs. THE STATE OF KARNATAKA [WRIT PETITION [CRIMINAL] NO.359/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh RoyCITATION: LL 2021 SC 79Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
WhatsApp Arranmore asks people in US & Australia to consider moving there Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – June 15, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Residents on Arranmore have written open letters to people in the US and Australia asking them to consider moving to there.The island has been suffering from population decline for decades, and currently has only 469 residents.Recently, the first offshore digital hub in the country was opened on Arranmore, with residents able to avail of high speed broadband.Arranmore island community council member Adrian Begley says the idea of open letters came from that:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/bghfghgfhgfegley10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleMeeting to be held on imminent closure of Kilcar Post OfficeNext articlePassenger numbers halved at City of Derry Airport News Highland Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews
(SNELLVILLE, Ga.) — A police officer was shot and killed near a school in Georgia after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said.Antwan Toney and another officer approached a vehicle near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville to check out a report of people smoking marijuana, according to Sgt. Jake Smith of the Gwinnett County Police Department.That’s when shots rang out from inside the vehicle, Smith added.One of the bullets wounded Toney, Smith said.His partner, who has not been identified, dragged Toney away for cover, Smith said. It was unclear if the officer returned fire.It was not immediately clear where Toney was struck, but he succumbed to his injuries.“The GCPD officer shot in the line of duty has died as a result of his injuries,” the department tweeted Saturday.The vehicle, which had as many as four people in it, took off and crashed less than a mile from the shooting scene. The suspects fled on foot, Smith said.No arrests have been made.“Efforts are ongoing to locate the suspect responsible,” the tweet read.The other officer did not appear to suffer any injuries.Toney had been on the force for two years, Smith said. His family was notified of the shooting and his death a short time later, he said.This is a breaking news story.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
dlewis33/iStock(NEW YORK) — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has put a spotlight on law enforcement training, as his former supervisors, trainers, and counterparts take the stand to testify. Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, opened the trial by telling jurors that the neck restraint he used on Floyd was “exactly what he had been trained to do over the course of his 19-year career.”But a number of law enforcement officials from Chauvin’s former department seem to disagree.Retired Minneapolis Police Department Sgt. David Pleoger — Chauvin’s supervisor at the time of Floyd’s death — testified that “when Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint.”Chauvin is accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck and back for more than 9 minutes, during which time he became unresponsive. The incident was captured on bystander video, sparking a wave of protests last summer.Former training commander Katie Blackwell, who has known Chauvin for two decades, testified that Chauvin’s actions were not what she had learned or taught as part of the department’s training when she was overseeing the training.And Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo “absolutely” disagreed that Chauvin’s actions were proper based on the training he received.“That action is not de-escalation and when we talk about the framework of our sanctity of life and when we talk about the principles and values that we have that action goes contrary to what we’re taught,” he testified.So what are Minneapolis officers taught in the academy, how has that changed since Floyd’s death and how does that compare to other parts of the country?No national standard for trainingOne of the issues is that there isn’t a national standard for use of force in police training, according to retired Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, who served in police departments in the Chicago suburbs for 29 years and is now a law enforcement trainer. Brantner Smith, a spokesperson for the National Police Association who has been a trainer for over 20 years, said every department is somewhat different in the way they adapt their curriculum to their communities.In Minneapolis, recruits must obtain a peace officer license, which requires up to 1,000 hours of training, to get into the academy. Then, as an officer recruit, your time in the academy could range from four to six months. Some larger departments, like the New York Police Department or the Minneapolis Police Department, have their own police academies, while smaller cities share a police academy with surrounding areas.According to Brantner Smith, academies have shifted away from the “stress academy” model, which she said is more “militaristic” and physically demanding. Instead, they are opting for training that emphasizes academics including defensive strategies, first aid, firearms training, as well as how to de-escalate situations.“You have to learn everything from how to make a traffic stop to how to deliver a baby,” Brantner Smith told ABC News. “After 29 years, I learned everything from kind of a jujitsu style of defensive tactics to ground fighting. I learned all these different kinds in 29 years, and it depends on the policy.”Robert Boyce, a retired chief of detectives with the New York City Police Department and an ABC News contributor, said that academy training also changes over time. He says what he learned in the early 1980s likely isn’t what officers are being taught today, and that some aspects of his training then may now be considered illegal.“Unfortunately with law enforcement, something bad has to happen before it creates changes,” Boyce said. “When you’re dealing day in and day out with [different kinds of chokeholds], you’re inviting tragedy.”In New York City, for instance, the use of chokeholds has been banned since 1993, but Eric Garner died in 2014 after an officer used one on him. Six years later, the state made chokeholds illegal. Many of the nation’s biggest departments, like the Chicago and Los Angeles Police Departments, have had some kind of ban on chokeholds before Garner or Floyd’s death made headlines.Minneapolis agreed to ban chokeholds in the wake of Floyd’s death. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom also ordered state law enforcement to stop teaching “sleeper holds” in its police training programs.However, a Washington Post analysis of the nation’s 65 largest departments shows that only about half of them have some kind of restriction on the use of neck restraints in 2020.Training in MinneapolisThe Minneapolis Police Department policy and procedure manual states that after passing academy requirements, new recruits will work one-on-one with a field training officer (FTO) for several months. Chauvin was a field training officer and helped train and evaluate officers coming out the academy.“[An FTO is] a senior officer that has more specialized training to help that new officer, that recruit or rookie, navigate being a real cop,” Brantner Smith said. “There’s a difference between being a cop in the academy and then being a real cop on the street.”After field training is over, various training courses are provided to new officers in Minneapolis. This training includes “Use of Force Program, CEDs (Conducted Energy Devices), CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) and other programs as assigned,” the manual reads.Officers are expected to continuously learn and adapt to the new defense and training tactics over the course of their careers.“On-going training is essential to providing a professional level of service in law enforcement. Training offered by the MPD Training Unit will be consistent with the MPD’s mission, values, goals, and objectives,” the manual reads. “Minneapolis Police Department training will be provided in compliance with federal, state and city mandates.”MPD’s de-escalation training, according to the department’s manual, advises officers “to slow down or stabilize the situation so that more time, options and resources may become available.” Additional officers at a scene can expand options on how to handle a situation. Officers are taught to place barriers between themselves and an uncooperative subject and how to use “distance, cover or concealment” to reduce potential situational risks, the manual reads.Sgt. Ker Yang, a Minneapolis Police crisis intervention coordinator, took to the stand to testify in Chauvin’s trial that officers “have the time to slow things down and reevaluate and reassess and go through the [critical decision-making model.]” Yang says the model he references is intended on teaching officers about risk assessment, goals and actions, information gather and more — which should all be delivered with “voice neutrality, respect, and trust.”Yang called those three ideals “pillars of procedural justice.”When escalating force, according to MPD training materials highlighted in the trial, officers are told to begin by announcing their presence, and to escalate only when a lower force was ineffective, would likely be ineffective, or as a lifesaving tactic. Officers are told to use the least amount of force necessary to get a subject to comply, according to Lt. Johnny Mercil, who teaches use of force for the MPD.Mercil testified that the department has two varieties of neck restraints — “conscious” and “unconscious.” Conscious neck restraints, according to Minneapolis training material used in the trial, are light restraints used to control a resistant subject without rendering them unconscious. An unconscious neck restraint — when someone is intentionally rendered unconscious — should only be used when subjects are being actively aggressive, for life-saving purposes, or in order to gain better control of a subject if other tactics fail.Neck restraints are not to be used against subjects who are passively resistant, Mercil testified.“We tell officers to stay away from the neck when possible,” Mercil testified.Mercil testified that after a subject is restrained and handcuffed, they should be placed in a “recovery position” so they don’t suffer from positional asphyxia. Police surgeon Bill Smock took the stand several days later to testify that Floyd died of positional asphyxia.Both Mercil and Blackwell, the former Minneapolis training commander, testified that the department did not train Chauvin in the technique of kneeling on someone’s neck for an extended period of time, particularly on someone who is no longer resisting. They both say they have taught about the danger of positional asphyxia in their training.The lawyers for Thomas Lane, another officer on the scene who had been charged in connection with Floyd’s death, claim he asked Chauvin twice if they should turn Floyd on his side. Lane has been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin was the field training officer to both Lane and another officer Alexander Kueng who was also present at the time of Floyd’s arrest.Minneapolis training policy has since changed since Floyd’s death. Instructors are now prohibited from teaching the use of neck restraints or chokeholds in the Minneapolis Police Department.Many of the representatives from MPD denied the defense’s argument on Floyd’s conduct being based on his training.“To continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind his back, that in no way shape or form is anything that is but policy,” Arradondo argued. “It’s not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics or values.”The Minneapolis Police Department did not respond to requests for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.