Fashion trends of 2017 all about female empowerment

first_img Facebook The year 2017 will go down in the fashion books as the moment women reclaimed their power. From the Women’s March in January to the swell of the #metoo movement in the fall, the call of voices demanding gender equality has been emboldened.Naturally, the expression extended to fashion choices and it showed up in both obvious and subtle ways.The power of pinkA sea of people wearing pussy hats gathers for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2017. The hats, a protest against comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump, became a symbol of female empowerment. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)During the Women’s March in Washington on Jan. 21, as far as the eye could see, heads were topped with handmade pink knitwear. In addition to the main march in Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, more than 600 “sister marches” happened worldwide. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: The 2017 fashion year was all about bold colours, bright prints and flouncy ruffles, reflecting a swell of female empowerment that was part of the zeitgeist in North American culture. (Catwalking/Giuseppe Cacace/Pascal LeSegretain/Getty Images)center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment What began as a viral response to Trump’s infamous reference to the female body part turned into a global pro-woman movement. The must-have march accessory was dubbed the “pussy hat” and served as a metaphorical peace sign. Or was it more of a raised fist? Twitterlast_img read more

How Your Favorite Baseball Team Blows Its Money

For an article on FiveThirtyEight today, Mike Lopez and Noah Davis charted the relationship between spending and win percentage for every baseball season since 1985. They found that the relationship between money and winning in baseball is as strong now as it’s been any time in the free-agency era. Below you’ll see that relationship for each team in the majors. Each season is one dot in the figure, and the colored line is a smoothed curve fit through the points. Essentially, the higher the curve, the more the team’s money was well-spent. The gray line is an aggregation of all the data points across the entire league, and that line shows a pattern: More money generally means more wins.Read more: Don’t Be Fooled By Baseball’s Small-Budget Success Stories » read more

Joe Barton on his management career

first_imgJoey Barton officially retired from playing football in the summer but has revealed he’d been planning to enter management for years.Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton discussed quitting football and the first steps he took towards management.“For me it has been a case of years of thinking, planning and anticipating what you were going to do coming to fruition,” he told Sky Sports.“And then all those best-laid plans going right out the window!“Everything you think you’ll face you do and then more, but it has been really enjoyable and every day is a real learning experience.“I don’t think anything can ever prepare you for it. It’s a role that varies from club to club and you can have all manner of things going on in any given day.“You really have to think about the ramifications of any decision or any interaction.”LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Joey Barton, Manager of Fleetwood Town reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leicester City and Fleetwood Town at The King Power Stadium on August 28, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Joey Barton remembers those four years he played for Newcastle Manuel R. Medina – April 30, 2019 The English midfielder talked how he was signed by owner Mike Ashley and how he was frustrated after a while with the Magpies.It has been a good start to life as a manager for Barton. Fleetwood Town are 12th in the League One table. And the for the rookie manager, it’s been a learning curve as their form has tailed off in the last few weeks.“Getting the job was a case of timing and opportunity,” Barton said. “Fleetwood were changing managers and wanted to speak with me, and I couldn’t refuse that opportunity.“It has been a bit of a baptism of fire because I didn’t really know much about the level and there were a lot of grounds I hadn’t visited before this season.“But it’s the perfect breeding ground for me and a place where I know I can fulfill my potential.“It’s enough out of the spotlight to be able to make mistakes and learn from them, while also not getting too much praise when you do really get it right.”last_img read more

Weve got great character – Etheridge

first_imgCardiff City goalkeeper Neal Etheridge has hailed his team’s character and desire after their hard-fought 1-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday.Callum Paterson scored and Etheridge kept a clean sheet at the other end to help Cardiff City win a vital three points.The victory lifted Cardiff to 14th place in the Premier League table, and the Philippines goalkeeper was impressed with the overall performance of the team.“It’s great to achieve our third consecutive win at home,” Etheridge told the club’s website.“I think we played really well. We were very solid at the back. It’s fantastic to get another clean-sheet, especially at this level.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Obviously, we can now progress with this result and keep going forward. The lads are very happy with the result. Southampton was a team similar to our level so it was important to get the win.“The weather conditions weren’t the best. It really started to come down after the warm-up. The wind affected the play and it was difficult for the players. The lads had to battle extra hard but took away the deserved three points.“They put a lot of balls into the box and it was a very tricky game; especially with the weather conditions. All credit to the back four with the clean-sheet.“We’ve got a great character in the squad. In the past, we’ve had to show a response from being behind to win games.“But against Southampton, we got in front and had to stay in front. The characters in the dressing room are extremely happy.”last_img read more

San Diego selected by Trump administration for drone testing program

first_img May 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitter Posted: May 10, 2018 San Diego selected by Trump administration for drone testing programcenter_img BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — San Diego was named as one of a select few cities named by the Trump Administration to participate in a national drone testing program.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced 10 sites for a test program aimed at increasing the use of unmanned aircraft for projects that range from monitoring crops and oil pipelines in North Dakota to applying mosquito-killing treatments in Florida and package deliveries in Tennessee.President Donald Trump signed a directive last year to establish the “innovation zones” that allow exemptions to some drone regulations, such as flying over people, nighttime flights and flights where the aircraft can’t be seen by the operator. States, communities and tribes selected to participate would devise their own trial programs in partnership with government and industry drone users.“Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace,” Chao said in a statement.Chao, who called the rapidly developing drone industry the biggest development since the jet age, said about 150 applications were received. Selected were the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; the cities of San Diego, California, and Reno, Nevada; state transportation departments in North Dakota, North Carolina and Kansas; University of Alaska-Fairbanks; the Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia; Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority in Memphis, Tennessee; and the Lee County Mosquito Control District in Fort Meyers, Florida.A statement by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is expected Thursday on details of San Diego’s involvement in the program.The Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota has an unmanned aircraft mission. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford said the program will spur more commercial investment and “allow us to explore new uses for unmanned aircraft.” He envisioned drones helping with oil field, flood and weather monitoring, and “finding missing persons.”The unmanned aircraft industry has pushed for relaxed restrictions, and the Trump administration has said current regulations have limited drone use, forcing companies to test overseas.Steven Bradbury, a lawyer for the federal Transportation Department, said drones have caused some “apprehension” with the public but one of the initiative’s biggest goals will be increased “community awareness and acceptance” of unmanned aircraft.Bradbury said there is no direct federal funding for the test program. KUSI Newsroom, AP, Updated: 9:25 PMlast_img read more

SD Sheriffs seeks publics help identifying suspect who used stolen credit cards

first_imgFacebookTwitter SD Sheriff’s seeks public’s help identifying suspect who used stolen credit cards in Santee Posted: February 8, 2019 Updated: 7:37 PM February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, SANTEE (KUSI) – The San Diego County Sheriffs Department is seeking public help in identifying a man who stole a purse on Jan. 21 from an unlocked vehicle and used credit cards he found to charge about $7,000 at three stores in Santee.The suspect stole the purse — which contained items including a wallet with credit cards, an iPhone 6 and  cash — in a parking lot at the 24 Hour Fitness in Santee. He then used the cards at Game Stop, Lowe’s and Best Buy in Santee.The suspect is described as white, 35 to 45 years old with a medium build, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He last was seen wearing a black hat, a dirty white T-shirt, tan pants and a dark blue plaid jacket.Anyone with information is asked to call the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4000 or the San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.Tips can be sent anonymously online or via a phone app. To learn how, go to www.sdcrimestoppers.org. last_img read more

State Regulators Consider Reducing Pacific Halibut Quota Next Year

first_imgThe commission is considering dropping the total allowable catch from more than 42 million pounds this year to 31 million pounds for 2018. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Halbit-quoat-considered-drop.mp3VmJennifer-on-Halbit-quoat-considered-drop.mp300:00RPd In a report presented to the intergovernmental organization at the commisions meeting in November, the reduction was recommended due to low recruitment rates among young halibut populations over the last decade and increasing pressure on the fish stocks. Regulators are considering reducing the amount of halibut that fishermen are allowed to catch along the Pacific coast in 2018.center_img The commission is scheduled to meet in January in Portland, Oregon, to make a final decision. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The International Pacific Halibut Commission is considering adopting a 24 percent reduction to the annual halibut quota for fisheries from Alaska to California.last_img read more

Maer Roshan Named The EIC of Los Angeles Magazine People on the

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Sophie BushwickPopular Science’s Sophie Bushwick announced that after five years with the magazine, she is leaving her role as DIY editor to join Scientific American as its new tech editor. She begins her new role on Jan. 28.  Longtime Sports Illustrated editor Richard Demak left the magazine after nearly three decades with the brand. Most recently a senior editor and the chief of reporters, Demak left his roles to become an editor for the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.Carlton Jared Lockett is joining Essence Communications Inc. as its new director of product solutions starting on Jan. 28. Most recently, Lockett served as the senior manager of product marketing for Meredith Digital and in his new role, he will be tasked with leading the marketing and strategy for the company’s advertising product portfolio, including its social and content-to-audio platforms. He will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters.Carlton Jared LockettJoel Shoemaker, a former executive for Pride Media, which publishes Out magazine and The Advocate, is joining LGBTQ+ digital news publisher Q.Digital as its new regional VP of sales. Shoemaker will be responsible for growing and serving the company’s list of integrated advertising partners and will directly report to chief revenue officer Justin Garrett. Shoemaker is bringing over a decade of digital media experience to Q.Digital, including his most recent role of executive director of business development for Pride Media. Prior to that, he served as the VP of the LGBTQ segment for Motivate Inc. and as the SVP of sales, LGBT at iHeartMedia. David Smith was appointed as the managing director, Defense and Government for Breaking Media. Tasked with leading the defense and federal sector based in Washington, D.C., Smith will be responsible for business and product development, brand strategy and sales and marketing, as well as leading the growth of BreakingDefense.com. He will also pursue the relaunch of BreakingGovernment.com. Most recently the president and managing director of Sightline Media Group, Smith also served as the publisher and general manager of defense systems at 1105 Media.  Joel ShoemakerRob McClelland was tapped as the president of Farm Journal Media’s new Data-Driven Performance Marketing division, which combines the company’s Business Intelligence, Digital Solutions and Content Services units. With over 20 years launching and leading technology and service businesses, including serving as the CEO and president of FLM Harvest and SVP of marketing and business development at Adayana, McClelland will be tasked with heading up this new division as well as integrating innovative business strategies. The Insurer, a British-based B2B insurance publication, opened an office in New York and announced two new editorial hires this week. The new branch will be lead by North American editor David Bull, who formerly served as the US editorial director for The Insurance Insider. Working alongside him will be North American associate editor Michael Loney, who is also joining The Insurer from Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, where he spent over 16 years, most recently as the managing editor of Managing IP magazine.Amber MundingerFormer SVP of live media and strategic partnerships for Rolling Stone, Amber Mundinger, was named the first chief of operations and head of strategic partnerships for the PBS-syndicated TV show “The Artists Den.” According to a report by WWD, Mundinger, who prior to Rolling Stone served as the VP of new ventures and general manager of WWD, was responsible for launching several new business initiatives, including the first live media division of Rolling Stone and WWD’s first awards event. In her new role, she will be tasked with expanding the brand’s reach with artists and fans, in addition to elevating the access to live music events and the show.Vox Media tapped Erica Anderson as its executive producer of content and partnerships for Recode’s editor-at-large Kara Swisher. In this role, Anderson will be tasked with editorial oversight for Swisher’s portfolio of media offerings, including Recode, her podcasts Recode Decode and Pivot, the Code conference series, New York Times opinion and MSNBC contributions and the Revolution series on MSNBC. Anderson was most recently with the Google News Lab where she served as the head of news ecosystem, and has prior experience at both Twitter and the CBS Evening News.Laura E. AdkinsLaura E. Adkins, who spent three years at The Forward, most recently as its deputy opinion editor, is starting as the opinion editor for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) on Jan. 28. Former senior editor for the Weekly Standard, Christopher Caldwell, was tapped as a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, as well as a contributing editor for the Claremont Review of Books. In addition to his new role, Caldwell will continue to write for other publications.Mackenzie Mays is leaving her role as an investigative reporter at the Fresno Bee to join Politico’s newly formed Politico California Pro team where she will cover education and budgets. City Hall reporter Gloria Pazmino is leaving Politico after five years to join NY1 where she will cover politics.Last week, we reported the first editorial hires for the soon-to-be re-launched Gawker, under Bustle Digital Group, which included the appointments of Maya Kosoff and Anna Breslaw as staff writers. In a post on Twitter, Kosoff shared a statement from both Breslaw and herself, which explained that they had left the company, citing concerns about the newly appointed editorial director Carson Griffith.In the statement, which was originally shared with The Daily Beast, they said, “We’re disappointed it ended this way, but we can’t continue to work under someone who is antithetical to our sensibility and journalistic ethics, or for an employer who refuses to listen to the women who work for him when it’s inconvenient,” and stated that they no longer felt they could represent the website. Maer Roshan | Photo credit: Sarah Davidson of Los Angeles magazineLos Angeles magazine named Maer Roshan editor-in-chief for its print edition and LAmag.com.Roshan is bringing extensive executive editorial experience to this role, most recently having served as the chief content officer of FourTwoNine Media. Prior to this, Roshan was the editor-in-chief and CEO of the editorial and creative consultancy Awesome Projects, in addition to having founded several magazines and websites including the iPad magazine Punch!, TheFix.com and Radar, which was named The New York Times’ Launch of the Year in 2002 and has won 19 Webby Awards for RadarOnline. He began his career at age 23 when he launched his first magazine, the LGBTQ newsweekly NYQ, serving as the editor-in-chief for two years before joining New York magazine as its deputy editor for seven years. “L.A. has overtaken New York to become the most dynamic and influential city in America,” Roshan said in a statement. “It’s at the forefront of politics, tech, business, food, art, and fashion. Since the ’60s, Los Angeles has been a stylish, literate, and indispensable guide to the people, trends, and institutions that power the city. I am excited by and grateful for the opportunity to build on that storied legacy and to create a magazine as smart and stylish and provocative as the city it’s named after.” last_img read more

BorderCrossing Minors Arrive at Holloman AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR About 250 unaccompanied children caught crossing the United States’ southern border arrived at Holloman Air Force Base in south central New Mexico earlier this week.This first group of children taken to Holloman are part of the latest surge of undocumented minors fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A total of 700 children will be temporarily housed in a vacant building previously used by the 4th Space Surveillance Squadron, reported the Alamogordo Daily News.Defense Secretary Ash Carter directed Holloman to be the first of three temporary shelters to open at DOD facilities; the other two are in Florida and Colorado. Last week, Defense Communities 360 reported the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is assessing the viability of six bases for use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (Gunter Annex), Ala.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Grand Forks AFB, N.D.; Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.; Hanscom AFB, Mass.; and Travis AFB, Calif.The children will stay at Holloman for 32 days on average and are between the ages of 14 and 17, with HHS responsible for their well-being, Mike Espiritu, president of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, told the paper. The children will receive schooling and medical care from HHS contractors.“They won’t be here a long time, [with] no impact on our schools, Holloman, or our community,” Espiritu said.last_img read more

Ebola Liberia celebrates as WHO declares the nation clear

first_img Liberians celebrated a day of Thanksgiving on Monday (11 May), just days after the country was declared free from Ebola.The government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) marked 42 days without a new case of the virus, which killed more than 4,700 people there during a year-long epidemic.It is a tribute to the government and people of Liberia that the determination to defeat Ebola never waived, courage never faulted. Doctors and nurses continued to treat patients even when supplies of personal protective equipment and training in safe use was inadequate, World Health Organization country representative, Alex Gassasira said.Local volunteers who work in treatment centres or on burial teams or as ambulance drivers were driven by the sense of community, responsibility and patriotic duty to end Ebola and bring hope to the countries people, Gassasira said.But Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has urged vigilance until the worst outbreak of the disease ever recorded was also extinguished in neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone.A total of 11,005 people have died from Ebola in the three West African neighbours since the outbreak began in December 2013, according to the WHO.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who toured Ebola treatment units in the capital Monrovia over the weekend, said that, while Liberia could take pride in winning the battle against the disease, work was not finished.Now comes the challenge. The challenge of working with our two neighbouring countries. To make sure they reach the same level of progress that we have reached, she said.And already we have commenced the process, taking the regional approach, reaching across borders to share information, to share experiences, to share challenge. We are going to intensify the effort because we know that until they are free, totally free, we are not free.Liberia was recording hundreds of new cases a week at the peak of the outbreak between August and October, causing international alarm.According to the WHO, a total of 868 health workers have caught the virus in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone since the start of the outbreak, of whom 507 died. Closelast_img read more

Train crashes kill 203 in 9 yr Minister

first_imgMd Mazibul HoquRailway minister Md Mazibul Hoque on Thursday said some 203 people were killed and 586 others injured in the last eight years since 2009-10, reports BSS.”A total of 1391 accidents including derailments took place across the country killing 203 people and injuring 586 others,” he said responding to a query by treasury bench member Didarul Alam of Chittagong-4 at the house.The minister said 80 per cent of these casualty victims, however, were passengers of other mode of transports while most of these accidents took place at unauthorised level crossing across the country.He said the accidents cost a loss of Tk 2550 million in terms of damage of assets.Hoque told the house that the government was implementing a project for developing the level crossing gates also deploying people to guard the passageways to prevent the crashes.last_img read more

Man stabbed dead in Cumilla

first_imgAn expatriate was stabbed to death over a previous enmity at Jora Meher village in Cumilla Sadar upazila on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Shahid Miah, 55, son of certain Momtaz Miah of the village.Shahid had been at loggerheads with Ripon, 30, son of Azgar Ali of the village. Ripon stabbed Shahid around 8:00pm, leaving him injures, according to witnesses.Shahid was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Police said that they were investigating the killing.last_img read more

Govt procuring arms not equipment to save lives Rizvi

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBNP on Saturday alleged that the government has failed to modernise the Fire Service and Civil Defence with modern life-saving equipment as it has only enhanced the capacity of law enforcers to “suppress the opposition”, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said many lives could have been saved had the fire service been modernised.”The government didn’t take any step to equip the fire service with modern equipment to extinguish fire and rescue people. The fire service lacks sophisticated life-saving equipment and management. But many modern lethal weapons have been procured to suppress democratic movements. Expensive and modern equipment have been bought to kill people,” he observed.The BNP leader also questioned as to why the government has no interest in spending money to save people’s lives when it can launch a satellite into orbit. “The country’s people think Sheikh Hasina-government is responsible for the loss of huge lives in Banani’s FR Tower.”He praised the frantic efforts by firefighters in rescuing people from the fire-hit FR Tower, but they failed to save more lives for lack of modern equipment. “Developed countries now use ultramodern equipment to douse fire and rescue people.Rizvi said the government procured modern teargas shells, smoke grenades, sound grenades, rubber bullets, pepper spray and many other costly modern deadly weapons and equipment to suppress opposition and democratic struggles.He also alleged that 30,000 modern 12-bore shotguns and 30,000 cartridges were bought spending several thousand crores of taka.The BNP leader said electric chairs, modern tele-tapping devices and audio-video recording devices were also procured for law enforcers. “The law enforcers were provided with helicopters with an evil intention. But they (govt) are least bothered about saving people’s lives.”He also expressed deep concern over the fire incident at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan, just two days after a deadly fire in the city’s Banani area.last_img read more

Baltimore Police Hand Report on Gray Death to Prosecutor

first_imgBaltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts announces that the department’s investigation into the death of Freddie Gray was turned over to the State’s Attorney’s office a day early at a news conference, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Pictured at right is Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis. Batts did not give details of the report or take questions. He said the department dedicated more than 30 detectives to working on the case and report. ( (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police completed a criminal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and delivered it to a prosecutor a day earlier than promised Thursday, but the commissioner said his department stands ready to help the state’s attorney gather more evidence.As if to drive home that point, a deputy commissioner revealed a piece of information that raises still more questions about what the officers involved have told investigators: The police van carrying Gray to the station made a previously undisclosed stop that was captured on a “privately owned camera.”State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby must review the evidence, consider charges and decide how to move forward in the death of Gray, who suffered severe spinal injuries after being stopped by police April 12 and died a week later.Police Commissioner Anthony Batts took no questions and provided no details about the report, which he said represents the work of more than 30 investigators.“I understand the frustration; I understand the sense of urgency,” Batts said. “That is why we have finished it a day ahead of time.”Batts said police would continue to work on the case at the direction of the state’s attorney. Mosby said her office’s independent investigation continues as well.“We are not relying solely on their findings but rather the facts that we have gathered and verified. We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system,” her statement said.Batts left it to Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis to release yet another official timeline of what happened to Gray after his arrest nearly three weeks ago.In all, the previously undisclosed stop now makes four stops between the time officers arrested Gray and his arrival at a police station, where he was found unresponsive. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died a week later.Batts and Gray said nothing more about when or how investigators obtained the previously undisclosed video or learned about the additional stop. However, five of the six officers gave statements to investigators the day Gray was injured, and as recently as a week ago, the stop was not part of the official timeline, suggesting investigators learned of it later.Gray was arrested after he made eye contact with an officer and ran. Officers chased him down and handcuffed him behind his back. Bystander videos recorded police loading him, dragging his legs, into one of two metal compartments in the back of the van.Police earlier said the van stopped once so that officers could put Gray in “leg irons” because he had become “irate;” stopped again because the driver asked for an additional unit to check on Gray’s condition, and then again to put an additional prisoner in the van’s other compartment before arriving at the station.Now police are saying an additional stop was made before the driver asked officers to check on his condition. They said nothing about this stop other than its location — at what appears to be a desolate intersection with three vacant lots and a corner store. Last week, Batts had said the second prisoner told investigators the driver did not speed, make sudden stops or “drive erratically” during the trip, and that Gray was “was still moving around, that he was kicking and making noises” up until the van arrived at the police station.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sought to dispel any notion that the police report would bring a swift and public conclusion to the case. “Whatever time the state’s attorney’s office needs to make that determination, the family wants to get it right,” she said Wednesday after meeting with Gray’s family and legal team.“This family wants justice and they want justice that comes at the right time and not too soon,” said Hassan Murphy, one of the family’s lawyers.Meanwhile, protests over Gray’s death spread Wednesday night to other cities including Boston, New York and Washington, making it clear that tensions over the case are far from subsiding. The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, but police made many arrests, including at least 60 in New York.Gray’s death was only the latest high-profile case of a Black man dying as the result of a police encounter. Similar protests erupted over the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Eric Garner in New York last year, and Walter Scott in South Carolina. Scott was shot in the back by a White officer who has since been charged with murder.___Associated Press writers Ben Nuckols, Juliet Linderman, Matthew Barakat, Tom Foreman Jr., Jessica Gresko, Brian Witte and Jeff Horwitz contributed to this report.last_img read more

Laserbased camera can see around corners

first_img Tool to visualize bloodstains created by chemistry researchers This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers from MIT have developed a camera that can capture images of a scene that is not in its direct line of sight. The camera is equipped with a femtosecond laser, which fires extremely short bursts of light that can reflect off one object (such as a door or mirror) and then a second object before reflecting back to the first object and being captured by the camera. Algorithms can then use this information to reconstruct the hidden scene. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: “Femtosecond Transient Imaging” by Ahmed Kirmani The laser-based camera system is being designed by MIT Professor Ramesh Raskar and others. They call the system a “femtosecond transient imaging system,” and explain that it exploits the fact that it is possible to capture light at extremely short time scales, about one quadrillionth of a second. By continuously gathering light and computing the time and distance that each pixel has traveled, the camera creates a “3D time-image” of the scene.”It’s like having x-ray vision without the x-rays,” Raskar said. “We’re going around the problem rather than going through it.”The researchers are still in the early stages of development and are working on accurately mapping more complex scenes. They predict that the system could have a variety of applications. For instance, it could be used for search and rescue missions to search for survivors in a collapsed building or a building on fire. It could also be used for avoiding car collisions at blind corners, for machine vision, and for inspecting industrial objects with hidden surfaces. It could have similar biomedical imaging applications by allowing doctors to use endoscopes to view areas inside the body that are normally hidden. The researchers noted that a portable imaging system in the form of an endoscope could be ready in the next two years. Explore further The left illustration shows how short light pulses are reflected off a door and scatter in different directions. Some of the light is reflected back to the camera, while some of it is reflected off a hidden object or person in the room. Some of this light is then reflected back to the door, where it can be captured by the camera and used to create an image of the hidden object or person. The right illustration shows the system being used for search and rescue in a burning building. Image credits: Ahmed Kirmani, MIT. Citation: Laser-based camera can see around corners (2010, November 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-laser-based-camera-corners.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet In a statement following the attack, Gillens Fuels said: “It is sad that you can’t lock the gates of your business after a hard days work and for your property to be left alone.“We are a small family run business who work hard to provide a good service to the people of the town, a business that has been operating many years and does so much for local charities and people.“It is disgusting that people can enter our property and vandalise our lorries and then set it on fire.“This is a fuel yard filled with kerosene, gas oil and bottled gas. “The lorry was parked next to numerous oil lorries with kerosene on board.“If that fire had not been contained in time our whole livelihood would have been up in flames not to mention the businesses on either side of us. “Someone could have been seriously hurt but Thankfully no one WAS hurt and we would like to thank the fire service acted so quickly.“To those who entered our property and done this CCTV will be checked and police are on the matter.”POLICE STILL ON THE TRAIL OF ARSONISTS WHO TARGETED GILLENS FUEL YARD was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: #CONSTABLE DEVLINCRegganHEATHER ROADPOLICE STILL ON THE TRAIL OF ARSONISTS WHO TARGETED GILLENS FUEL YARD Poliee received a report of a lorry on fire at Gillens fuel yard on Heather Road.Substantial damage was caused to the DAF lorry and also to a JCB front loader.Investigating officer Constable Devlin said: “I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1445 of 21/10/16.“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.” POLICE in Derry have renewed their appeal for information about those behind an arson attack at a family run fuel yard last month.They have been studying CCTV from the yard in the Creggan housing estate but still need the public’s assistance in helping to catch and prosecute those responsible.The arson attack happened around 10.30 pm on Friday, October, 21.last_img read more