In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth

first_imgCassidy Hubbarth at the ESPYs. Cassidy Hubbarth ESPN HotInstagram/HubbarthESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth is one of the network’s rising stars, there’s no doubt. Hubbarth, who joined the Worldwide Leader back in 2010, hosts NBA Tonight on ESPN2, works the desk for ESPN News and occasionally gets the look for SportsCenter. You’ll probably be seeing more of her in the near future, too.Where is she from? What has her career looked like? What are her interests? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Cassidy Hubbarth Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as energy sector hurt by lower oil prices

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index lost a little ground Thursday as a further drop in the price of oil to an eight-month low weighed on the key energy sector.Markets on both sides of the border were softer after a very strong day following the U.S. midterms, says Jayson Moss, research analyst at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“What’s weighing particularly on the Canadian market is the fact that we’re seeing oil entering a bear market, down now 21 per cent since the high on Oct. 3, on concerns that the market will be oversupplied and rising U.S. inventories,” he said in an interview.The December crude contract was down for a ninth straight session, falling by $1 at US$60.67 per barrel. That’s the lowest level since March 8.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 11.96 points to 15,357.47 after hitting a low of 15,293.29 on 414 million shares traded.The health-care sector fell the most as cannabis stocks gave back some of Wednesday’s strong gains. Energy stocks lost 1.66 per cent.Industrials fell on a 24 per cent decrease in Bombardier’s shares after investors were concerned by its reduced free cash flow guidance amid efforts to refocus the company by selling some assets.Moss said companies have recently faced pretty significant share price movements when they fall short of beat expectations.Canadian Tire gained almost three per cent after posting strong results Thursday, while Freshii Inc. hit an all-time low of $1.95 and closed down 33.4 per cent to $2.65 after withdrawing its 2019 outlook.“It just feels like we’re more in the later innings of this bull market where we have seen some pretty inflated valuations and high street expectations,” he added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.12 points to 26,191.42. The S&P 500 index lost 7.05 points at 2,806.84, while the Nasdaq composite was down 39.87 points at 7,530.88.Moss said the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates had no appreciable impact on markets. However, he expects a final rate increase of the year in December.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.25 cents US compared with an average of 76.36 cents US on Wednesday.The December natural gas contract was down 1.2 cents at US$3.54 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$3.60 at US$1,225.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.74 a pound.last_img read more

Is your vehicle ready for winter

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Even though it may be unseasonably mild lately, it’s never too early to think about winter vehicle and road safety.Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Commerical Vehicle Saftey and Enforcement, RCMP, ICBC, Caribou Road Services and the Taylor Fire Department were all on hand for the Shift Into Winter event on Tuesday at the South Taylor Hill.“We are promoting awareness around shift into winter.  What we are trying to do is to advise the motoring public on just being aware of their own personal safety when they’re driving. Is your vehicle ready for the winter season?”, said Gerri Goulet, Manager of Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement. Goulet adds, “We are also trying to promote snowplow safety, so the dos and don’ts of when your driving around a snowplow in the upcoming winter season”.The shift into winter event provided a free inspection of winter tires, antifreeze levels and windshield washer fluid levels.Participants were also given a free bottle of windshield washer fluid and an ice scraper.To make sure you and your vehicle are ready for winter, you can visit https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/pages/default.aspxlast_img read more

Two booked for harassing 20yrold girl in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A youth and his friend have been booked by police as they allegedly barged into a girl’s house after she rejected his marriage proposal. The accused broke open the door of house, misbehaved with family and threatened them with dire consequences if the proposal in not accepted. According to police, Pratima Singh (20), a student of final year in Diploma of Pharmacy at Delhi Institute of Pharmaceuticals science and research had been staying with her family in Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPratima’s father Arun Kumar Singh have alleged one Rahul Kumar for allegedly teasing their daughter after she rejected his marriage proposal. “Rahul had been studying with my daughter during her graduation in MMH college of Ghaziabad in 2015. Since her graduation, he had been following my daughter and trying to contact her through every possible way. My daughter had reported the matter to me several times and I also asked him to stay away from my daughter. However, on Tuesday late night, Rahul along with his friend allegedly barged into our house after breaking the back gate and misbehaved with family.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He used abusive words and fled away threatening us with dire consequences if my daughter do not accept his advances,” girl’s father said in a complaint. Meanwhile police have registered an FIR into the matter. “Based on complaint received, an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354, 452, 504, 506, 427 has been registered against two persons. No arrest has been made so far while police investigations are underway,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

Poll panel serves showcause notice to Yogi over Modi ji ki Sena

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday served a showcause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for calling the Indian Army “Modiji ki sena”. The Commission has asked the BJP leader to file a reply by April 5. The development comes after the UP Chief Electoral Officer sought a transcript of Adityanath’s speech that he delivered in Ghaziabad to check whether there had been any violation of the Model Code of Conduct. At a rally in Ghaziabad on Sunday, while referring to developments post the Pulwama terror attack, Adityanath said while the Congress used to feed biryani to terrorists, Modiji’s Army gives bullets and bombs to terrorists. The EC had on March 19 asked political parties to “desist” from indulging in any propaganda involving actions taken by defence forces during their Lok Sabha poll campaigns.last_img read more

Half chance for normal monsoon

first_imgThe probability of the South West monsoon this year being ‘Near Normal’ is 39 per cent, ‘Below Normal’ is 32 per cent and ‘Deficient’ is 17 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared while making its first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) on April 15, 2019. “The South West seasonal monsoon rainfall (June to September) over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal,” the national weather forecaster said. It also suggested that the probability of there being an ‘above normal’ monsoon is 10 per cent and that of it being ‘excess’ is two per cent. Also Read – A special kind of bondQuantitatively, the seasonal monsoon rainfall (June-September) was likely to be 96 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), with a model error of ± 5 per cent, said the IMD. “Overall, the country is expected to have well-distributed rainfall scenario during the 2019 monsoon season, which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing Kharif season,” a statement by the IMD read. “Weak El Nino conditions are likely to prevail during the monsoon season with reduced intensity in the later part of the season,” it stated. The forecaster had already declared in a March 29, 2019 press release that “El Nino conditions are likely to persist in the early part of the summer season and likely to weaken thereafter.” Also Read – Insider threat managementEl Nino, which is the unusual warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, disrupts global wind patterns affecting climatic conditions in tropical areas like Africa, sub-tropical areas like India as well as the extra-tropical areas like North America. In India, there is a relationship between El Nino events and hotter-than-usual summers along with a decrease in rainfall during the monsoon. Most of the time, these events have also led to drought conditions. In contrast to the IMD, weather agencies in other countries had declared weak El Nino conditions at the beginning of 2019. In January, Japan’s Meteorological Agency, which is also the Asian arm of the World Meteorological Organisation, said El Nino conditions were prevailing and that there was an 80 per cent chance of an El Nino phenomenon staying till spring season of 2019. The Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the National Weather Service in the United States of America also concluded, around the same time, that weak El Nino conditions had formed in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In a March 14, 2019 update, the CPC says that “weak El Nino conditions are likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2019 with an 80 per cent probability and summer with a 60 per cent probability”. (The views expressed are of Down To Earth)last_img read more

Bengals intellectuals call for Mamata as PM in unison

first_imgKolkata: Prominent intellectuals from Bengal stood by Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in her fight against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular, for dividing people on religious lines and damaging the secular fabric of the country.All the intellectuals who joined a programme at Kolkata Press Club on Tuesday with the slogan of ‘check the communal forces from unleashing a reign of terror in Bengal, an embodiment of communal harmony’, echoed the opinion that Banerjee is the only viable alternative in the country to fight Modi and his fellow BJP leaders, who carry with them a baggage of bigotry and intolerance. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe intellectuals also made it clear that they want to see the Trinamool supremo, who has the capability to ease the tension and fear prevailing among the people across the country, as the Prime Minister. They also strongly objected to BJP president Amit Shah’s remark that Bengalis have been turned to Kangals (beggars). Renowned artist Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya said: “Saffron is the colour of sacrifice. A political party with a saffron flag is trying to spark communal tension in Bengal. We came across a rally (one attended by Amit Shah) while coming here. Where are these people coming from? They certainly do not look like our fellow citizens. They were shouting objectionable slogans and showing gestures which the people here in Bengal are not familiar with.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We must prevent the extremism and intolerance triggered by some people in the state. They are coming from outside the state and maligning Bengal. Our Chief Minister had hinted many days ago at the attempts to spread communal tension, which is being witnessed now. These communal forces are targeting Banerjee as they are scared of her. We must build opinions and support her,” he added. Economist Abhirup Sarkar said that the saffron party has been trying to destroy institutions including the Reserve Bank of India, which gives an idea as to which direction our democracy is heading toward. “The institutions which are supposed to keep a vigil on the ‘Chowkidar’, have been destroyed,” said Sarkar. Well-known singer Kabir Suman said that they must lend support to the Chief Minister, who has given a clarion call to oust Modi. “They have seen a revolution in the development works initiated by her. BJP has waged a war and she must win to restore communal harmony,” the singer said. He also said that he would have slapped Shah, had he been present when the former had termed Bengalis as ‘Kangals’.last_img read more

Eusebio echoes Ancelottis sentiments on Italian abuse

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco shares the thoughts of Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti about the verbal abuse players and Coaches suffer in Italian stadiums.The Napoli boss pointed out after Jose Mourinho’s cupped ear to the Juventus fans that there were too many insults in all Italian stadiums, and his colleague agrees.“I’m in total agreement,” Roma Coach Di Francesco told RAI as cited by Football Italia as he arrived for the Panchina d’Oro award ceremony.“I’ve been talking to the lads at the Universities about it. We need to cheer on our heroes, but no-one likes these insults.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…Di Francesco also discussed yesterday’s game with Atalanta, which featured a controversial VAR call.“VAR needs to be used in the right way, but I’m in favour of technology. I’m happy with the performance yesterday and the way the team is growing.”Roma and Napoli both enjoyed wins in the Serie A last weekend while league leaders Juve beat AC Milan at the San Siro to consolidate top spot.last_img read more

Valverde insists Coutinho  must fight for starting spot

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insists Philippe Coutinho remains a great player but must fight for his place in the club’s starting lineup.Coutinho started a domestic match for the first time since the first week of December last year and scored from the penalty spot as a much-changed Barcelona side lost 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night.The former Liverpool Man’s goal gave the Copa Del Rey holders reason for optimism ahead of the second leg next week, having fallen two goals within the first 20 minutes of the first half.Ousmane Dembele also played the entire duration of the game like Coutinho and Valverde insists he was satisfied with both players while encouraging them to press for continued opportunities.“When Dembele wasn’t playing, everyone was asking me about him,” Valverde told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Now Dembele’s playing and Coutinho isn’t and the reverse is happening. When you do not play and you are not happy, you have to fight to change the situation. Today was a match for that.”“Coutinho is a great player who has given us a lot and will give us a lot. I will say the same about Dembele. It’s a repetitive question with interchangeable names.”Valverde also defended his team selection, after leaving out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, saying:“I picked the best team I thought we could pick.”“It served us to evaluate players in some tough moments, like in a LaLiga game. I know it’s a risk, but you have to take risks a lot of the time.”last_img read more

Man cautioned for threatening Mike Misick Mistrial Motion comes today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:mike misick, mistrial, People Progressive Party, police, Ralph A. Thorne Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Feb 2016 – Show Police are taking threats against SIPT prosecutors, defendants and their attorneys seriously and have cautioned at least one TCI man for alleged threatening words leveled at ex-Premier, Michael Misick. The Police were told of the incident and last Friday paid the civilian a visit; Magnetic Media is informed that lead attorney for Misick, Ralph Thorne, lodged the complaint. Nine are on trial for maladministration where reported millions were allegedly moving through Progressive National Party account, personal bank accounts and all from private developers between 2003 and 2009. Thorne, as Misick’s attorney exposed the threat in a media statement; he also shared that he would file a mistrial motion which he did yesterday. Arguments had to be presented to Justice Paul Harrison by 3pm Monday; court resumes this morning to hear those mistrial motions. Among the complaints from the Misick camp, that a media statement issued by Beaches owner, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was prejudicial against his client. Butch Stewart admitted to paying a huge fine when a treasurer unbeknownst to him, he said, deposited $1.65 million dollars into Prestigious Properties bank account. Yesterday, Magnetic Media inadvertently said it was $1.2 million, when the fine was actually $12 million dollars. Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Recommended for youlast_img read more

OBITUARY Natalie E Anderson Redfearn 82

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Natalie E. (Anderson) Redfearn, age 82, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 8, 2019.Natalie was born on June 26, 1936 in Winchester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Florence E. (Rattray) Anderson. Natalie grew up in Winchester and was raised by William and Helen Saunders. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1954.Natalie worked in Boston for a few years before taking a job as a bank teller at Shawmut Bank. While working, Natalie met the love of her life, David W. Redfearn. The couple moved from North Reading to Wilmington in 1975.Natalie and David were inseparable; Natalie adored David and they enjoyed many social activities together. They were Lifetime Members of the Lake Quannapowitt Yacht Club in Wakefield. Natalie and David had countless friends and wonderful memories of the social gatherings at the Yacht Club. Natalie was also a member of the Bowling Team. She made many friends through her bowling league.Natalie loved to travel; she took many trips with David and her friends to Kennebunkport and Aruba. In her spare time, she loved to read, knit and spend time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Natalie was an animal lover; she loved all animals, but she especially loved her dachshunds.Natalie was the beloved wife of the late David W. Redfearn, devoted mother of Nancy Assenza & her husband Joe of Wilmington, the late Stephen Redfearn, Adrienne Goffnett and Allison Mondi, loving “Grammy” of Joseph Assenza, Alexander Assenza, Jennifer Assenza, Brian Puglia, Katie Puglia and Dana Padden, “Great-Grammy” of Selena, Santino and Marianna, cherished daughter of the late Florence E. (Rattray) Anderson and William & Helen Saunders, dear sister of the late William Saunders, sister-in-law of Derry Saunders, loving aunt of Laurie Saunders of Mexico and Billy Saunders of Tamworth, NH.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), WILMINGTON, on Thursday, May 16th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Memorial donations in Natalie’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: David W. Redfearn, 90In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of May 12, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

I Am Mother review Netflix scifi chiller is one bad mama

first_img 5 Now playing: Watch this: Comments Share your voice 1:29 In the movies, we’ve seen some terrifying robots that are seriously bad mothers. So for once, let’s meet a robot that’s actually a good mom. Or so I Am Mother would like you to think. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January, and is now streaming on Netflix. Evoking taut, contained sci-fi thrillers like Alien and Moon, the flick introduces us to a new robot on the list of sinister cinematic droids. Named simply “Mother,” this maternal mechanoid is tasked with one simple job: raising the last human left alive after an apocalyptic cataclysm wipes out the human race. Mother hangs out in a sealed bunker with only 630,000 frozen embryos for company, all stowed in the deep freeze to repopulate Earth in case of disaster. In the movie Alien, a clear inspiration, the computer is known as Mother too, but that was just metaphorical. Here, the mechanical mammy is an actual hands-on parent. Enlarge ImageDon’t mess with Mother. Ian Routledge The film opens with Mother breaking open an egg and birthing the first of those stored humans, followed by a bravura opening sequence as we see Mother nurture the little ‘un from howling baby to giggling toddler to curious child, all in the space of the opening credits. It’s like Wall-E meets the first 10 minutes of Up meets Matilda, and it boldly sets the tone for just how smart this movie is, and how well thought out the world of the bunker is. Shot in an ominous gray and scarlet palette, the bunker is a closed-off location bursting with drama. Writer Michael Lloyd Green and director Grant Sputore wring tension from the shut-in situation. Is Mother really the nurturing figure she says? What’s really outside? And how will Mother react if her Daughter turns against her? sundance-2019-46027829192-8920a47731-o-i-am-motherEnlarge ImageDon’t treat Clara Rugaard like a baby. Ian Routledge Decked out in a striking red outfit that’s surely destined to show up at a few cosplay conventions, young actor Clara Rugaard is phenomenal as the child known simply as Daughter. Though Mother is possessed of a genuine — and unsettling — personality, Rugaard brilliantly anchors the movie with a human face and heart. A clanking automaton that incongruously speaks with a gentle, motherly voice (provided by Rose Byrne), Mother tries to teach and guide Daughter. It’s a touching relationship, albeit one that’s clearly heading for trouble.  As daughter hits her teenage years, she’s soon ducking tests and testing her boundaries instead. Kids, eh? Except this mother-daughter dynamic has implications for the future of the planet. And the steel matriarch soon shows her steely side, sprinting into protective mode like a maternal Terminator when her charge is threatened. Things go really wrong in the crib when there’s a knock on the door, and mysterious stranger Hilary Swank shows up. Swank has more than a touch of Alien heroine Ripley or Terminator 2-era Sarah Connor about her, and there’s even an action scene set in an ’80s-style foundry. Unfortunately the film doesn’t seem to quite know what to do with Swank, who ends up being a fairly static character as the movie’s precision-tooled first half gives way to its more meandering second. sundance-2019-45120032565-7213792eaa-o-i-am-motherEnlarge ImageHilary Swank channels Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton in I Am Mother. Ian Routledge Once Swank turns up, the stage is set for a clash in parenting styles. The Alien movies’ subtexts of birth and motherhood launched a thousand media studies essays, and I Am Mother is also ripe for interpretation. You could, for example, interpret the wild-haired human Swank as a birth mother upsetting the order of a cold, disciplinarian stepmother’s adoptive home. Or you could just get a pizza and enjoy the taut, tense sci-fi thrills. 2019 movies to geek out over At its premiere at Sundance, I Am Mother recalled the sort of low-budget sci-fi Netflix is pumping out these days, so it’s perhaps no surprise the streaming service has now snapped it up. Luckily it’s a clear cut above most such flicks. Taut, stylish and well-acted, I Am Mother is one bad mama. Tags 77 Photos Originally published Jan. 26.  Update, Feb. 6: Adds that Netflix purchased the film.  Update, May 9: Includes Netflix release date.Update, June 9: Adds that the film is now streaming on Netflix.    TV and Movies Sundance Festival The Dial at Sundance marries projection mapping and AR… Movie reviews Netflixlast_img read more

Missing CMD of SIS Sunil Kakkad Arrested in Liberia

first_imgChairman and managing director of Ahmedabad-based Sai InfoSystems (SIS), Sunil S. Kakkad, who was missing since last year was found and arrested in Liberia by the crime branch. He was brought to Ahmedabad on Monday.Kakkad suddenly disappeared with his family on 28 June 2013, leaving 1,400 employees in the lurch, after the company faced a sudden financial downfall in August 2012. SIS was unable to pay proper salary to its employees and also failed to repay its creditors, despite having booked an order of over ₹ 2,500 crore.The State Bank of India (SBI), which had lent over ₹1,000 crore to the company, published a public notice in dailies after Kakkad disappeared, warning people not to deal with SIS, according to the Hindu. It stated that the CMD of SIS was not contactable and reported to be missing.The employees of SIS also filed a petition on change.org, stating that Kakkad has resigned from his post leaving 1,400 employees with their family without salary.”We have come to know that Kakkad had sent his resignation through email. However, it is not valid any more. After that, even the CEO and the VPs have disappeared. Now, even other management officials have switched off their mobile phones,” an employee explained.Additionally, former SIS CEO, Naveen Bhasin wrote a letter to the then chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, seeking help for those 1,400 displaced employees. In the letter, Bhasin said that the firm was a profit making organization as per the audited Balance Sheet for the last three FYs. According to the balance sheet of 2012-13, the company with ₹140 crore of profit appeared bankrupt within three months of operations.He claimed that the Directors of the company, Auditors and Financial consultants were responsible for this. He asked the CM to run a proper investigation through Economic Offences and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and not just the local police, as there was a possibility of a scam.SIS had emerged as one of the fastest growing IT companies in Gujarat, but was in cash crunch since 2012. According to Hindu, Kakkad and SIS had mortgaged 14 properties including eight in Gujarat. It swindled several banks and borrowed ₹ 1,035 crore as loan from seven lenders. However, the company failed to pay salary to its employees for nine months, last year.The ₹2,000 crore firm founded in 1992 also diversified into Hardware Manufacturing, Software Development, System Integration and Telecom Serviceslast_img read more

Prime accused of Lakshmipur gang rape held

first_imgA young girl was gang-raped by unidentified people in Atakora area of Bholakot in Ramganj upazila of Lakshmipur for two days since Monday, reports UNB.Police and locals said Anwar Hossian, son of Jahir Uddin of Char Jabber police station in Noakhali district, called the girl to his rented room of Abdur Rashid’s house in the area on the pretext of marriage. Later, he carried out the sexual assault on her confining her to his rented house for two days. Sensing the incident, Nasir Uddin, brother of Bholakot UP chairman Basir Ahmed and his associate Parvez Hossian, entered the house on Wednesday afternoon citing arbitration and raped the girl. Hearing her screaming, locals caught Anwar and informed police. Later, police detained Anwar and took the girl to Ramganj Upazila Health Complex for treatment. Other accused Nasir and Parvez went into hiding soon after the incident. The victim filed a case at night accusing the trio, making Anwar as prime one, said police.last_img read more

Robbers loot trawler kills 1 in Bbaria

first_imgA worker of a trawler was beaten to death and four others were injured by robbers in the Meghna River in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria on Saturday midnight, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sarwar Hossian, 24, son of Harun Miah, a resident of Baroichhara village in the upazila.Deceased family members said a gang of masked robbers intercepted a Sunamganj-bound cement-laden trawler from Dhaka and looted valuables and beat up workers randomly, leaving five of them injured.Injured Sarwar was taken to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at night where he succumbed to his injuries in the morning.Contacted, Mafiz Uddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station, said they are gathering information about the incident.last_img read more

Delhi to host dialogue on geopolitics

first_imgThe fourth Raisina Dialogue highlighting geopolitics, geo-economics will be held in Delhi in January. Photo: UNBIndia on Friday announced the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue will be held in New Delhi between 8 and 10 January next year.This is India’s flagship conference which highlights geopolitics and geo-economics.Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in collaboration with the external affairs ministry of India will host the dialogue, reports UNB.The Raisina Dialogue is designed around multiple formats, including a ‘Young Fellows’ programme, ministerial sessions, plenaries, debates and roundtables, said an official announcement.The 2018 iteration of the Raisina Dialogue covered over 60 different themes, and attracted nearly 600 speakers and delegates from 86 countries.It was jointly inaugurated by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.The dialogue hosted high-level delegations from several countries including Australia, Russia, US, Singapore, Indonesia, Iran, France, Sweden, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Japan and Poland.In addition to Indian ministers, secretaries and chiefs of army, navy and air force, key international speakers including Bangladesh’s foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali attended it.last_img read more

Young girl set on fire

first_imghe main entrance of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. File PhotoA young girl suffered serious burn injuries as miscreants allegedly set her on fire in Birpur of Narsingdi town on Thursday night.The victim is 17-year-old Phulon Barman, reports UNB.Salauddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Narsingdi Model police station, said Phulon went to a grocery shop for a small purchase around 8:45pm.While returning to home, two miscreants waylaid the girl and took her to an abandoned place and set the girl on fire after pouring kerosene over her body.Hearing her screams, local people rushed in and took her to sadar hospital. She was then moved to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital as her condition deteriorated.last_img read more

iPads Could Change How Harris County Deputies Assess Mental Health Crises

first_img– / 5Phase I revealed a savings of $26,244 over the span of 30 calls, according to an analysis by The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. It cited savings from either jail diversion, avoiding hospital transportation, or by not activating other crisis resources. .Final meeting of @HCSO_MHU, @TheHarrisCTR and @verizon before implementation of phase 2 of our telehealth pilot scheduled to start Wednesday, July 11th. Thank you @verizon, Apple, and @TheHarrisCTR for your collaboration. We are excited about this next step. fw pic.twitter.com/G6iCIOhKyU— Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau (@HCSO_MHU) June 26, 2018 Mental health and law enforcementHarris County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Gomez is part of the Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT). It operates in collaboration with the Houston Police Department, and is also under The Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau: the newest bureau at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.“Mental health calls are very, very dangerous for law enforcement,” said Gomez. “People in that type of situation are very, very unpredictable…. Unfortunately we meet them in their darkest moments, and we try to bring light into that situation.”Allison LeeDeputy Gomez responds to a call, as part of the Crisis Intervention Response Team, on July 13, 2018.The pilot program is wrapping up Phase II, which tests different software and utilizes counselors from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, rather than only psychiatrists. The same local mental health authority is already involved with CIRT.Gomez said, so far, people have been receptive to the iPads.“Sometimes they won’t talk to police officer or be honest with us- but when you offer that option to talk to someone else- maybe via iPad- they’ll be more honest with the clinician or psychiatrist that they are, indeed, suicidal or they’re actually hearing voices, or they’re in a mental health crisis,” said Gomez. The nation’s fourth largest jail resides in Harris County, with a population of about 9,000 inmates. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) says a quarter of those inmates suffer from some form of mental illness.To help alleviate a slew of problems that come with over-jailing or over-hospitalizing people who have a mental illness, the sheriff’s department unveiled a Telepsychiatry pilot program. Since its launch in December, the program has garnered attention from California to Canada. Harris County officials believe it’s one of the first programs of its kind, if not the first program of its kind.The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads. X 00:00 /04:03center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Allison LeeHarris County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Gomez, 31, brings out his iPad for the new Telepsychiatry pilot program. Listen How it worksGomez’ partner, Michael Hawkins, is a licensed counselor, who normally patrols with him and is on scene for calls. But during Phase II of this program, he is communicating with Gomez and citizens via the iPad.Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputy Gomez gives an iPad to a woman for assessment on July 13, 2018.Hawkins has been responding to calls with the Crisis Intervention Response Team for over a decade, and is new to this process with the sheriff’s office.“We are able to be there at the person’s worst time in their life and intervene and help and give then comfort and aid at that time, that they’re having extreme distress,” said Hawkins. “And it’s a really privilege to be a part of this, whether it’s on iPad or in a patrol car.”Allison LeeDeputy Jose Gomez and clinician Michael Hawkins reconnect after an in-field assessment using the iPad on July 13, 2018.Since Harris County is so large, at over 1,700 square miles, there is potential for a lot of travel time when responding to calls. This program minimizes some of that, and allows clinicians to be immediately available to other deputies who may need assistance.Although, Hawkins said, it’s a little more challenging to establish rapport over an iPad. But he’s going to try to overcome that, he said.“As a clinician and a counselor, I prefer to be face-to-face. Because I can pick up on so many different things and establish rapport,” said Hawkins. “But I definitely can see benefits, absolutely, of time and manpower of this program.”  The pilot functions in accordance with HIPPA laws of privacy..@HCSO_MHU, @verizon, @TheHarrisCTR & Apple Computers met yesterday to discuss implementation of phase 2 of the #telehealth program in the @HCSOTexas. Patrol deputies will be able to consult w/ a psychiatrist at the NeuroPsychiatric Cntr as well as clinicians via an iPad. fw pic.twitter.com/JI8W7DSqf3— Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau (@HCSO_MHU) June 22, 2018Telepsychiatry has been used in various jails and prisons for a while, and this new pilot is based on the Houston Fire Department’s ETHAN project, which stands for Emergency Tele-health and Navigation. It connects EMS personnel with doctors, in order to better triage in the field.And Program Manager Frank Webb, of HCSO’s Bureau of Mental Health and Jail Diversion, said the same model can be effective to assess mental health situations.“Hospital emergency departments across the nation are being inundated with people mental health problems brought in by law enforcement,” said Webb. “Medical directors at a lot of these hospitals have told me a lot of these people don’t need to be there.”Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeA concerned mother talks with a psychiatrist via an iPad about her teenage daughter, during Phase I of the HCSO Telepsychiatry pilot program.Webb said the ability to bring mental health care straight to people who need it is key. He recounted a call during Phase I, with a teenage daughter who reportedly had suicidal thoughts. The mother was concerned, because she couldn’t get an appointment with a psychiatrist for another two weeks.“Her daughter got worse, so she called… and she was able to actually talk to the psychiatrist via the iPad in her bedroom- both the mother and the daughter,” said Webb. “So, it’s pretty amazing that you can bring psychiatry into someone’s house.”The first two phases only involved three deputies for a few dozen calls. If all goes as planned, the next phase is a 6 month initiative involving 25 deputies, said Webb. Sharelast_img read more

Teens Count Premiers Success A Journey Dream Big and Fly

first_imgSuccess…A Journey? Dream Big and Fly! premiers on Aug. 8th.Teens Count proudly presents Success. . . A Journey? Dream Big and Fly! a theatrical production written by our summer youth program participants. The production is a story about young girls struggling to find their identity, and learning how to code switch their way to a successful life through friendship, love, and art. The play premiers on Aug. 8th at 2pm at Saint Fancis De Sales (Educational Building), located at 2021 Rhode Island Ave., N.E., Washington, DC.Teens Count takes an innovative approach to career exploration using Theater, Marketing and Audio-Visual Technology as youth development activities.  Approximately 50 Washington, DC students (ages 16–21) work during the 6-week summer program to learn all production aspects. Participants cast, produce and market all components of their production and engage in relevant learning opportunities.last_img read more

Kevin Reilly Signs New Deal With WarnerMedia Takes Over TruTV

first_imgReilly “will continue to head up our important cable networks as well as oversee the robust content strategy for our new direct-to-consumer streaming service.” Greenblatt added his thanks to Linn for “his leadership and dedication to re-branding and building truTV over the last several years.”WarnerMedia is preparing for the launch of a streaming platform that will blend sponsorship and ad-free options, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson told Wall Streeters earlier this week. AT&T has said the venture will launch in beta mode by year’s end and for consumers by early 2020.Reilly joined Turner as head of TNT and TBS in 2014. He was promoted to head of content for WarnerMedia. His long run as a top TV programming executive includes stints as president of entertainment at both Fox and NBC. He also headed programming for FX from 2000-2003, the era when Fox’s entertainment basic cabler transformed into a premium TV player with “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck” and other shows. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Kevin Reilly has signed a new four-year deal with WarnerMedia that will keep him at the company through 2022 and expand his oversight of its basic cable networks.Reilly will now oversee the TruTV cabler in addition to running TNT and TBS, and serving as chief content officer of direct-to-consumer for WarnerMedia. Chris Linn, who had been president of TruTV since 2013, has left the company amid the management shift. Time Warner’s former Turner basic cable division has been dismantled as part of the broader management shakeup at Turner and the two other TW units AT&T acquired nearly a year ago, HBO and Warner Bros.“Kevin has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader and his accomplishments throughout his career — and particularly at this company — are remarkable,” said WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, who joined the company in March.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more