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Orange County School District and Classroom Teachers Association sign tentative agreement

first_img TAGSOrange County Public Schools Previous articleOCSO warning of residential scamNext articleWhat are the merits of a tree canopy? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) and the Orange County School District reached an agreement on salaries, and insurance. After several bargaining sessions and some serious negotiations, tentative agreements were signed on June 27, 2017, pending ratification in July. Some of the terms of the agreement include:CTA President Wendy Doromal, and Ronald Pilgrim, Sr. Executive Director, HR and Labor Relations, sign tentative agreements on June 27, 2017.Salary:Average 2.2 percent increase ($17.4M with benefits to payroll for overall base salary).$1,125 base salary increase for all teachers receiving a Highly Effective rating which includes the $420 cost-of-living increase.$840 base salary increase for all teachers receiving an Effective rating which includes the $420 cost-of-living increase.The performance increase will be paid after the Summative Evaluation scores are distributed in the fall of 2017.An additional $500 lump sum bonus payment for each teacher to offset unavoidable increases to the insurance plans will be paid after ratification.Insurance:Changes to benefits were kept at a minimum.No changes in employee-only premiums on any of the three plans.No changes in family premiums in Plan A.Premium increases in family premiums in Plans B and C were negotiated as low as possible.Evaluation: Changes are for the 2017-18 evaluation period.Conjunctive scoring is eliminated – observation scores will be averaged and rounded.Marzano has unveiled the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model which features 23 elements rather than 60 – while some districts are adopting the new Marzano model outright, we bargained to have a “bridge year.” This will allow us to take the time to consider what changes should be made to ensure that the evaluation system is fair and consistent.Further discussion will take place this summer concerning protocols and scales.All teachers will be provided training during preplanning.The joint CTA and District Evaluation Committee will create a training video for teachers.Note: The Orange County Public School Media Relations Department contributed to this report. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Task Force meets and listens to the Community

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Apopka Community Task Force on Violence had an open-house meeting last night at The John Bridges Center to introduce its members and give a brief overview of its plan to fight violence in South Apopka. Approximately 100 concerned citizens, elected officials and invited speakers attended the event.The 16-member task force is diverse in its age, race, gender, professions and life experiences. They are teachers, high school students, community leaders, business owners and members of law enforcement. Some of the members are retired, and some are teenagers. They are African-American, white, Hispanic, male and female.The task force is scheduled to meet for 90 days and then report its findings, ideas and solutions to minimize violence in Apopka – particularly in South Apopka. But co-chair Rod Love made it clear this will be a fast moving task force, and its goals will be results over words.“I’m not interested in a 6-12 month process,” he said. “We want to be judged on what we do and not what we say.”In an 18-page booklet handed out to the audience, the Task Force outlined the areas it will concentrate its efforts on. Those areas include creating better relationships between law enforcement and the community, soliciting leaders to increase their presence and advocacy throughout Apopka, conduct leadership training, create an inventory of programs and identify program service deficits within the community; and coordinate better lines of communication between City and County law enforcement. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Community Task Force on violence Previous articleApopka Police Department donating $1,500 to CrimelineNext articleSewer and Water Line Insurance – Should You Buy it? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  I dealt with this issue in Orlando, and what I realized is that relationship is really the foundation to change a community. And I believe we are all here tonight for the love of our community.-Val Demmings US Attorney Roger Handberg: “You can’t prosecute yourself out of this situation.”It is an extensive list of goals to be accomplished, but tonight was about the community getting a look at the task force and its plans, as well as listening to invited speakers, experts and the public.Sister Ann Kendrick was one of the first to jump in and offer her support.“Our basic goal is social justice,” said Kendrick of The Hope Community Center in Apopka. “We lived in Lake Jewel for 28 years before moving to the other side of town. But the other side of town isn’t as far away as it used to be.”The Hope Community Center also announced it will return to South Apopka on June 25th as they officially open the former Apopka Family Learning Center Building at 800 South Hawthorne Avenue.Roger Handberg, Chief of the US Attorney’s Office in Orlando also offered his help to the initiative. He stressed community involvement, partnership with law enforcement as the keys to solving violence.“You can’t prosecute yourself out of this situation. There are no better partners than The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and The Apopka Police Department, but they can’t do it alone. It takes the community. We’re in this together. So talk to me. Talk to the FBI. Talk to the sheriffs or police. But talk.”Dr. Randy Nelson, a Professor of Criminal Justice at Bethune Cookman College, gave a presentation on the importance of relationships between law enforcement and the community.The 16-member task force is diverse in its age, race, gender, professions and life experiences.“There has to be a relationship, a marriage, between the community and law enforcement,” he said “It can’t just be when a crime is committed the community sees the police take away a neighbor. There has to be involvement beyond the arrests that they see.”Val Demmings served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first woman to hold the position, and is a candidate for The US House of Representatives 10th District which includes Apopka. She offered advice and a bigger picture in dealing with turning troubled neighborhoods around.“I dealt with this issue in Orlando, and what I realized is that relationship is really the foundation to change a community. And I believe we are all here tonight for the love of our community. The answer to turning communities around is in the community. The power is and always will be in the hands of the people. The police, classroom and City Hall play a supporting role. But nothing changes until economic development goes into a community. Until recreation goes into a community… when jobs are in a community… training is in a community. That’s what changes a community.”According to Love, the next task force meeting is “to be announced”. The next prospective event is a “Lunch and Munch”  for elementary and middle school students, parents and law enforcement representatives. It will be held at the Kit Land Nelson Park with a target date of May 21st if Task Force member and Apopka Police Department Captain Jerome Miller is able to get approval. 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Running shoes with extra power

first_imgRunning shoes with extra power Sue Ryder Care is calling runners across the country to join its running team. The health and social care charity offers a personalised service to all runners who have secured their own place at one of the most popular half-marathon races – the Great North Run – and would like extra help to make sure the day will be an unforgettable one.Fiona Chilton, Running and Challenge Events Coordinator at Sue Ryder Care, commented: “The race is fast approaching – it takes place on Sunday 19 September – and if you have not thought about running for a charity, there is still plenty of time to join our running team. We are here to help you with training advice and tips, all runners also receive a running vest. On the day we will be there to support you all the way through the race with our fantastic ‘cheering team’ and after the race with our in-house physiotherapists to soothe those aching muscles”.Sue Ryder Care has a dedicated running support team and look after its runners from the sign-up to the finishing line. David Procter, who took place in last year’s event, added: “I wanted to take on the challenge of the Great North Run and see how far I could get. I have run it in the past, but I never thought of running the race for a charity.To be part of the Sue Ryder Care team was a great experience. I was unsure about raising money as I have always imagined it was difficult and time consuming. But it was quite easy and definitely good fun. I ended up involving work colleagues, family and friends and we all had a great time organising fundraising events whenever we had some spare time. The support I received from the Sue Ryder Care team was fantastic and it was the main reason I had gone from ‘never again’ to ‘ I can’t wait for next year’. I will recommend to anyone who has a place at the race to get in touch with the running team at Sue Ryder Care, it makes the experience a very special one”.All money raised through sponsorships help the charity continue to provide quality care for people living with end of life and long-term conditions including Cancer, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease through its day care, respite, residential and community based services.Sue Ryder Care has a partnership with www.virginmoneygiving.com so runners can create their own online fundraising page, making it easy for friends and family to sponsor them.If you would like to receive more information or simply have an initial chat about how you could help, please contact Fiona Chilton on 0207 400 5552 or email [email protected] further information about Sue Ryder Care visit www.suerydercare.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 July 2010 | News  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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French Foreign Minister to visit one of the most repressive Arab regimes

first_img RSF_en The press freedom situation in Syria continues to be very bad, Reporters Without Borders said today as French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner prepared to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad this weekend in Syria.Five cyber-dissidents, including Habib Saleh and Firas Saad, are still detained. Several magazines, including Al-Shababik, Al-Mal and Syria Today, were recently banned. And Palestinian journalist Helmi Musa, who covers Israeli affairs for the newspaper Al-Safir, was arrested on 5 July in Damascus and was not released until this morning after being held in as yet unknown conditions.“As part of the improvement in relations between France and Syria, we think that it is vital that the French Foreign Minister should stress to Syria the importance of keeping its promises to respect human rights and freedoms, including press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said.Kouchner said on 3 May, World Press Freedom day, that freedom of the press was one of the priorities of France’s Foreign policy.Any liberalisation of the media in Syria is blocked by the 2001 press law, which stipulates that only the prime minister can issue permits for journalists to work and which allows for journalists to be arrested on wide range of charges including “attacking the state’s prestige or dignity, national unity and the morale of the armed forces.”Online freedom of expression and information is openly controlled and the authorities have stepped up Internet filtering, making many websites inaccessible, including opposition Arabic-language sites and sites linked to Syria’s Kurdish minority. At the same time, articles 285, 286 and 287 of the Syrian criminal code contribute to the legal and psychological pressure on Internet users. One of these, Habib Saleh, was given a three-year jail sentence on 15 March for posting articles critical of the government online.Reporters Without Borders, whose representatives are still unable to get visas to visit Syria, urges France and the European Union to ask Syria to adopt measures to liberalise the media. Syria was ranked 159th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa July 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French Foreign Minister to visit one of the most repressive Arab regimes SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation to go furthercenter_img News News March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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An Original 1914 English Craftsman Style Home in a Southern California Setting

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Community News Real Estate An Original 1914 English Craftsman Style Home in a Southern California Setting By WALEED DELAWARI Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 1:13 pm 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 SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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 * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 851 Fairfield Circle is an original 1914 English craftsman style home. Reginald Johnson originally built it for a wealthy family from Chicago. The 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is 5,026 square feet with a lot size of 23,593 square feet.As you drive up to the home, a long driveway welcomes you with luscious greens on both sides. The gorgeous home pops up between trees and a beautiful sky as the backdrop. A covered porch leads to the large, wooden front door.The three-level home has been restored and upgraded, but still features the fine materials and workmanship that Johnson is well known for.As you enter 851 Fairfield Circle, you are met by an entryway with a gorgeous staircase on one side and the library opens up on the other side. The library features calming natural light that is perfect for curling up on the couch and reading a good book.From the library, you can enter the living room, which overlooks the side garden. It features a Batchelder tile fireplace and has plenty of space to entertain friends.The living room leads to a wooden dining room with French doors that open up to an outdoor, covered patio. The dining room also features gorgeous ornate windows.The gourmet kitchen is stylish with copper and granite counter tops and newer appliances. The butler’s pantry and under cabinet laundry are great additions, as is the bright breakfast area.Just down the stairs near the kitchen is the basement. It has a beautiful hobby room. You can also access the upstairs from the kitchen area with a separate staircase.The beautiful main staircase leads to the second level, as does a period elevator. The second level is home to an office with spectacular mountain views, a master suite with a fireplace, a bedroom with an attached, enclosed porch, as well as three other bedrooms that receive wonderful natural lighting.The master suite offers a fireplace and mountain view as well as has a spectacular master bathroom. The master bathroom is roomy and features a spacious glass shower and separate tub.Just above the two car garage was the chauffeur’s quarters. Now it makes a perfect guesthouse. There is also an attic with plenty of storage space.Outside of 851 Fairfield Circle is a wonderful patio area with a large grassy area. The home features special landscaping to enhance the site.Other features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, a security system, and bolted foundation.Listing Price: $3,989,000For more information about 851 Fairfield Circle, contact Catherine “Tink” Cheney or Delawari Financial.About the Author Waleed DelawariWaleed Delawari is one of Pasadena’s leading mortgage professionals. Since opening his own brokerage firm in 2001, Waleed has successfully closed over one billion dollars in mortgage loans and successfully helped thousands of borrowers purchasing Pasadena Real Estate. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Over 1,100 Donegal householders in mortgage arrears for over 2 years

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Over 1,100 Donegal householders in mortgage arrears for over 2 years By News Highland – November 19, 2018 Twitter Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDerry Chamber President says quashing of A5 is “wholly unnecessary”Next articleDecision to close Bunbeg Post Office upheld News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are over 1,100 homeowners in Donegal in mortgage arrears.Latest figures from the Central Bank’s Long-Term Mortgages Arrears in Ireland Report shows that 1,129 households in the county are in mortgage arrears for over two years while over 870 of those have been in arrears for at least 5 years.A new State-backed finance scheme aims to enable some of the 1,129 mortgage holders in unsustainable debt in Donegal to stay in their current homes debt-free as long-term tenants of their local authority.The Government-approved mortgage to rent provider, Home For Life is spearheading a drive help those in mortgage arrears.Under the scheme, a property is sold to HFL, then leased back to the State through the local authority which, in turn, sublets the house or apartment to the homeowner on an affordable income-based rent basis.As part of the scheme in Donegal, the local authority would then undertake to provide for the ongoing long-term housing needs of the applicant and other eligible residents of the property for as long as their housing need exists. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

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Canning workshop offered to residents

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Rodeo weathers rain, draws good crowds What’s a little rain to a cowboy? Nothing. What’s a little rain to a rodeo fan? Not much. So, the… read more Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Canning workshop offered to residents In an effort to make information about canning available to a large number of people, the Pike County Extension Office is offering a canning workshop from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, May 28, at Cattleman Park.The fee is $5 per person.The canning workshop is open to anyone who wants to be reminded how to can and how to can safely. Print Article “The workshop is open to everyone,” Powell said.“There will be information of value to those who have been canning for years and for those who have never canned before.”The workshop agenda will include how to use a pressure canner, pressure canning testing and a canning demonstration using spaghetti sauce.“A lot of people are using the older types of canners and the lids of the canners need to be checked,” Powell said. Skip “Those who have not canned before will get lots of training. So the workshop will be beneficial to all who attend.”There will also be financial information available to show the dollars that can be saved through home canning.The canning workshop will be led by Bridgette Griffin, regional Extension agent in food safety, preservation and preparation.Lunch will be served at noon following the canning demonstration.To register, call Powell at 334-566-0985 or Griffin at 334-222-1125. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Just as “The Little Engine That Could,” so “can” the people of Pike County who want to either beat the downturn of the economy or just enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden.“We are getting more and more questions about the how-to of canning,” said Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension coordinator.“Partly, because of the economy but mainly because of the great, fresh-food taste of canned foods, there is an increased interest in canning.” Published 10:00 pm Monday, May 25, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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Digging up a few memories

first_img Next UpAs my granny told the story of the practice of using the blood of a chicken to treat a snakebite, I could picture it in my mind as clearly as if I had been there.She was picking blackberries with her grandma and several of her brothers and sisters, when a rattler got her grandma right on her jawbone. When my granny’s daddy heard the children screaming, he grabbed a chicken by the feet and split it open with his knife as he ran down the hill toward my great-great grandma.My granny said her daddy slapped the chicken on her grandma’s face and the warm blood pulled the poison out. She was back in the blackberry patch the very next morning. Bogum had been diagnosed with cancer and was fighting in true Bogum fashion. He showed me the cure in his kitchen cabinet — nine sewing needles in a jar of rubbing alcohol. Not eight, not ten – nine needles.“You drink that?” I asked in disbelief.But Bogum assured me that, no, he was just to let it be and when the needles disintegrated, the cancer would be gone.“Come, on Bogum. You don’t believe that?”Some time later, I saw Bogum and he said his cancer was gone. The needles did it, he said, with an “I told you look.”But as I walked away, I heard him say “But, then, I did go through the prayer line at church a few times.I’m not much for eating white dirt but I sure did take pleasure in the memories it dug up. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Print Article Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 11:51 pm Friday, September 27, 2013 Digging up a few memoriescenter_img Email the author As an older gal, while sitting in Doc Littleton’s “shanty” as he called it, he told me the story of how he sawed a woman’s leg off right below the knee as she watched the whole thing. As soon as the leg hit the floor, Doc Littleton said he pulled a twenty-five pound flour sack filled with a mixture of spider webs and soot up over the stump and tied it. That stopped the bleeding. The woman lived out her life with a stump for a leg.Back in Doc Littleton’s day, boils were a common ailment. A young boy had several on his back. The boils were giving him fifty fits. But he wouldn’t let Doc Littleton get near him with a knife.Doc Littleton gave the boy his knife and coaxed him down on the wash table so he could rub his back with ice, which eased the pain. When the boy went to sleep, Doc Littleton put a kernel of corn on each boil and stood aside. Soon, the old red-feathered rooster saw the kernels and darted over and sharply pecked the kernels off the boy’s back. The rooster did with his sharp beak what Doc Littleton had thought to do with his knife.Everybody who knew him had a Bogum story. I’ve got a bunch but not many have to do with cures. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like A step toward competition Our state took a step toward school choice and vouchers by passing the Alabama Accountability Act last spring. The Act… read more Having a white dirt “lunch” with Adam Forrester Thursday brought back a flood of memories of traditions and of folks that peppered my life both as a knock-kneed, snaggled-tooth, frizzy headed little girl and as a knock-kneed, frizzy-head ol’ gal, thankfully with all my teeth.I must confess to having stuffed my mouth with white dirt on more than one occasion. Amos and Eunice dug it and ate it. If they had eaten the worms they dug, I would have eaten those, too, because I loved them both dearly.But, even though I never knew my great-granddaddy, it was my granny and her daddy who stood clear in my memory. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Thirty officers injured in protests after shooting of knife-wielding man by Philadelphia police

first_imgWPVI-TVBy MARC NATHANSON and JON HAWORTH, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — At least 30 police officers have been injured and 33 people have been arrested as protests continued overnight in Philadelphia over the shooting death of a Black man by police in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon.The Philadelphia Police Department confirmed that a 56-year-old female PPD sergeant was struck by a black pickup truck in the area of 52nd and Walnut streets at approximately 12:44 a.m. on Tuesday morning. She was subsequently transported to a local area hospital where she is currently in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries.In total, 29 other officers were treated and released for their injuries at various hospitals and the Philadelphia Police Department say that most of the injuries were the result of being struck by projectiles such as bricks, rocks and other assorted debris.There have been at least 33 arrests overnight as well ranging on charges such as rioting, assault on police officers, looting and possession of firearms.The mayor of Philadelphia says the shooting death on Monday afternoon “presents difficult questions that must be answered.”The incident began when police responding to a radio call involving a person with a weapon encountered a man on a residential street brandishing a knife and waving it erratically, Philadelphia Police said.Officers ordered the man to drop the knife, then fired at him after he followed them with the weapon, police said.A video posted to social media appeared to show the man, later identified by officials as 27-year-old Walter Wallace, circling around a parked car and walking toward officers as they backed away from him, shouting, “Put the knife down!”The officers were then seen firing several shots.Police said an officer took Wallace to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.Officers told Wallace “several times” to drop the knife before they discharged their weapons, police Sgt. Eric Gripp told reporters.A neighbor, Jada Hilton, said police could have done more.“You could have pulled out a Taser. You could have shot him in the leg,” Hilton told Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV.“My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Wallace,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement. “I have watched the video of this tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that must be answered. I spoke tonight with Mr. Wallace’s family, and will continue to reach out to hear their concerns first-hand, and to answer their questions to the extent that I am able.”Kenney said the police department’s Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Unit will conduct a full investigation.“I look forward to a speedy and transparent resolution for the sake of Mr. Wallace, his family, the officers, and for Philadelphia,” he said.“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office takes its obligation to try to be fair and to seek evenhanded justice seriously,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a separate statement. “We intend to go where the facts and law lead us and to do so carefully, without rushing to judgment and without bias of any kind.”The officers involved in the incident have been placed on desk duty until the investigation is over, Gripp said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Diapycnal mixing in the Southern Ocean diagnosed using the DIMES tracer and realistic velocity fields

first_imgIn this work, we use realistic isopycnal velocities with a 3D eddy diffusivity to advect and diffuse a tracer in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, beginning in the Southeast Pacific and progressing through Drake Passage. We prescribe a diapycnal diffusivity which takes one value in the SE Pacific west of 67° W and another value in Drake Passage east of that longitude, and optimise the diffusivities using a cost function to give a best fit to experimental data from the DIMES (Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment in the Southern Ocean) tracer, released near the boundary between the Upper and Lower Circumpolar Deep Water. We find that diapycnal diffusivity is enhanced 20‐fold in Drake Passage compared with the SE Pacific, consistent with previous estimates obtained using a simpler advection‐diffusion model with constant, but different, zonal velocities east and west of 67° W. Our result shows that diapycnal mixing in the ACC plays a significant role in transferring buoyancy within the Meridional Overturning Circulation.last_img read more

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