first_img RIO TINTO BOSS SHRUGS OFF M&A TALK More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little whatsapp Share Thursday 26 August 2010 8:10 pm whatsapp center_img RIO TINTO chief executive Tom Albanese told a conference in Brisbane yesterday the future of the mining industry remains volatile, and that Rio will focus on production growth rather than acquisitions. He has already dismissed the idea of bidding against rival BHP Billiton for fertiliser firm Potash, saying:?“I’m a miner, not a farmer”. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

International award available for new technologies for blind people

first_imgInternational award available for new technologies for blind people  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In the last Awards, 84 projects were submitted, coming from 18 countries in Europe, Asia and America. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 March 2006 | News The Fourth International R&D Award in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired is now open for nominations. The ‚€240,000 award is provided by ONCE, the Spanish National Organization for the Blind, with the goal of encouraging technology-related developments that correct or overcome the limitations caused by visual impairedness.For the Fourth R&D Award, the relevant areas of technology-related research include engineering, artificial intelligence, computer sciences, telecommunications, microtechnology and nanoelectronics. The deadline for submitting entries is 30 June 2006. All submission materials must bee in either English or Spanish. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Get Farm Equipment Ready for Planting

first_img Facebook Twitter Get Farm Equipment Ready for Planting Facebook Twitter To ensure the safest, most efficient planting season possible, tuning up farm machinery can be as important as scouting for weeds, tilling the soil or other spring field operations, a Purdue Extension specialist says. Robert Stwalley, assistant clinical professor of agricultural and biological engineering, urged producers to get a jump start on vehicle maintenance. “Early preparation for spring planting is time well-invested,” he said. “Instead of wishing for sunnier days and warmer weather, the wise farmer uses the gray and cold times to be ready to hit the fields running when the seasons change.”Well-maintained equipment is also much safer than equipment in disrepair. Stwalley offered these tips for keeping farm machinery in good working order:* Clean the equipment: Wash machinery thoroughly with soap and water to remove dirt, chemical build-up, excess grease and plant material. Stwalley noted that some experts even recommend washing machinery between operations in different fields to reduce the chance of chemical or biological contamination from one field to the next. While washing the equipment, farmers should note any necessary repairs or parts that need to be replaced.* Verify functionality: Stwalley said producers should disassemble, clean, inspect and refurbish all seed distribution components on their equipment. He advised making sure each assembly is functioning properly before re-installing it on the planter. “Seed delivery mechanisms, fertilizer applicators, herbicide nozzles and insecticide distributors are delicate pieces of equipment that perform critical operations during planting season,” Stwalley said. “Work across each row and through all applicators on the planter, and treat seed metering and dispensing assemblies as if they were a high-performance carburetor or delicate pocket watch.”* Calibrate the machine: Each dispensing apparatus on each row must be calibrated. To do this, producers will need to engage all of the distribution mechanisms and run the machine through a calibration course at operational speed. The next step is to count the number of seeds dropped or measure the weight of the dispensed material. This process will help producers determine how to adjust the machine to achieve proper distribution during planting.* Verify the correct operation of all planter sensors: Stwalley recommends verifying the proper operation of each row’s monitoring system and replacing any malfunctioning components. “Modern planting equipment is filled with electronics,” he said. “Precision agriculture requires massive amounts of data, and only good data is worth collecting. Bad data makes things hard to manage and is sometimes difficult to spot. You can’t fix bad data after the fact.” Home News Feed Get Farm Equipment Ready for Planting SHARE SHARE Previous articleAutomakers Continue Push for Cleaner, More Efficient VehiclesNext articleHoosier Families honored at Statehouse for Agricultural Heritage Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 28, 2016 last_img read more

Dusko Jovanovic murder: a karate champion charged

first_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Europe – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information October 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dusko Jovanovic murder: a karate champion charged Europe – Central Asia Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Dusko Jovanovic, publisher and editor of the daily Dan, was gunned down in the street. The shots were targeted at “freedom of expression, independent journalism and democracy”, the newspaper said. News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says to go further RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Damic Mandic, former karate champion and key organised crime figure in Serbia-Montenegro, has been charged with the murder of Dusko Jovanovic, editor of the opposition daily Dan. Held in custody since the beginning of June, Mandic is suspected of having driven the car that was involved in the journalist’s murder on 28 May this year.The murder of Jovanovic, known for his strident criticism of the powerful Montenegro Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, heightened tensions in the country. His family and friends have on several occasions accused the authorities of seeking to bury the case and to obstruct a full investigation. The implication of secret service involvement in the killing, as charged by those close to the journalist, has been strongly denied by the Montenegro authorities.————28.05.04 – Newspaper editor murdered in capital of MontenegroDusko Jovanovic, publisher and editor of the daily Dan, was gunned down in the street outside his newspaper’s headquarters in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, shortly after midnight today. He was getting into his car when he was hit in the head and chest by shots fired from an automatic rifle. His assailants fled in a black vehicle. Jovanovic died shortly after being rushed to a hospital. Investigating judge Radomir Ivanovic said the police had detained several suspects but the motive for the murder was not yet known.Reporters Without Borders called on interior minister Dragan Djurovic to ensure that investigators do not rule out the possibility that the killing was linked to Jovanovic’s work as an editor. The organisation also asked to be kept informed of developments in the enquiry.Dan said Jovanovic had received many death threats. The murder was an attempt in “the most horrible manner to silence Dan,” the newspaper said. The shots were also targeted at “freedom of expression, independent journalism and democracy,” the newspaper added.Dan has been involved in several judicial cases and Jovanovic, a former member of the Montenegro parliament, had often criticised the ruling coalition led by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, who had tried to sue him and the newspaper.The newspaper was, for example, accused of libel in connection with a case concerning cigarette trafficking in the Balkans. It is said to support the opposition and the People’s Socialist Party, which backed former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic.In 2003, Jovanovic was charged by the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia for revealing the name of a protected witness in the Milosevic trial. The prosecution of Jovanovic was dropped in April 2004 after he apologised in an editorial, expressing “true remorse” for any harm done to the court or the witness. Organisation Newslast_img read more

Suspect charged with two robberies

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Suspect charged with two robberies Previous articleProstitution sting yields 62 arrestsNext articleNTO robotics team competing this weekend admin Facebook By admin – March 8, 2018 Joshua Palmer (2017 Photo) Odessa police charged a man Wednesday with two aggravated robberies that occurred late that evening in North Odessa.Officers were first called around 9:21 p.m. about a robbery at HIVE Comics, 3615 N. Dixie Blvd., according to an Odessa Police Department news release.The suspect, 27-year-old Joshua Palmer, reportedly robbed the victim of his cell phone and car keys at gun point and left the scene in a brown 2012 Buick Regal, the release stated.Later that evening at around 10:31 p.m., officers were called about another robbery at 7-Eleven, 1401 W. University Blvd., the release said, where the same suspect reportedly took another victim’s debit card at gunpoint while they were pumping gas before fleeing in a black four-door vehicle.Police later located the stolen Buick near 57th Street and Fort Worth Avenue, the release detailed, and pursued the vehicle before it crashed into another vehicle near 57th Street and Golder Avenue.Police identified the driver as Palmer, who was found to be in possession of the same debit card that had been stolen at 7-Eleven, according to the release.Palmer was also found to be in possession of a gun and marijuana, the release stated, and was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Jail records show Palmer was taken to the Ector County Detention Center on Thursday and has four bonds totaling $555,000. Pinterestlast_img read more

Kremlin foe Navalny faces court that may jail him for years

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Kremlin foe Navalny faces court that may jail him for years In this handout photo provided by Moscow City Court Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny talks to his lawyers standing in the cage during a hearing to a motion from the Russian prison service to convert the suspended sentence of Navalny from the 2014 criminal conviction into a real prison term in the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Facebook Previous articleSARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Licensed by Oragenics from the NIH Demonstrates Protective Immunity in MiceNext articleLevi Strauss & Co. Commences Senior Notes Offering Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Some people in Donegal waiting over a year to access Home Care packages

first_imgA Donegal Deputy has hit out at the Government and the HSE over delays being faced by older people across Donegal waiting to access Home Care packages.It follows revelations that those requiring homecare in the county are facing waits of up to and over a year to access the service.It’s also been confirmed that there are currently 225 people aged 65 and over on Home Care Support waiting lists across the county.Deputy Pearse Doherty says the unavailability of services is having major repercussions across other areas of the health service as delays in providing home care packages to patients who have been deemed medically fit to leave hospital, is resulting in delayed discharges from under pressure facilities such as Letterkenny University Hospital. Some people in Donegal waiting over a year to access Home Care packages Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleTravelling organised creeper burglary gang operating in DonegalNext articleSignificant breakthrough in pursuit for second ambulance base for Inishowen News Highland center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – November 16, 2018 Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Fears reignite over controversial sewerage scheme plans

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – July 10, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Serious concern has been raised once again over controversial plans by Irish Water to construct a sewerage treatment plant near a local national school. Irish Water has confirmed that it intends to lodge a planning application to Donegal County Council in the coming weeks to begin construction on the Ramelton – Rathmullan Sewerage Scheme however the proposed treatment plant would be situated close to Brownknowe National School.There have been major on-going health and safety fears among parents whose children attend the school and local residents.Cllr Liam Blaney says the utility has so far made no effort to allay those fears and that it is totally unacceptable:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleEmergency services praised for swift response to Malin rescueNext articleGuidance for schools reopening to be issued by end of July News Highland Facebook Twitter Fears reignite over controversial sewerage scheme plans Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

Vanessa Guillen’s death shines light on military’s handling of sex assault, harassment

first_imgU.S. ArmyBy LAUREN PEARLE, CAITLIN FALLON and ALLIE YANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Army soldier Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance and death has sparked outrage across the country and calls for change in Congress.Her case also raises troubling questions about harassment and sexual assault in the military, and even sparked the social media hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen, which others have used to share their stories.The 20-year-old was last seen alive in April at one of the largest Army installations in the country, Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas.Army investigators located human remains last week, buried near a river about 20 miles from the base. The Army confirmed this week that the body was indeed Guillen’s. On that same day, a suspect accused of helping to get rid of her body, Cecily Aguilar, appeared in court, where she was charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence.Aguilar allegedly told the FBI that her boyfriend, Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, reached out to her after he had killed Guillen. She said she helped him get rid of the body and that the pair went back to where they disposed of Guillen’s remains days after her death to “break them down more,” according to a complaint.Aguilar led investigators to Robinson. When they confronted him on July 1, he shot and killed himself.Guillen’s family says she told them she was being sexually harassed by a soldier before her disappearance but didn’t report it. It’s not clear if Robinson was that soldier.The Army says it’s investigating those claims but says it hasn’t found any evidence that Guillen was sexually harassed.“How this happened at work, at base, with thousands of people there,” Natalie Khawam, the Guillen family’s attorney, told ABC News. “I think this will haunt everyone forever.”Vanessa Guillen’s family says the Army didn’t take her disappearance seriously.“Clearly, they’re not capable of anything,” her sister, Lupe Guillen, told ABC News. “Because they didn’t get answers. They had two months. Two months. And that’s a disgrace.”The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a prominent Latino civil rights organization, is now urging Latinos not to join the military until they have answers as to how this could’ve happened to Guillen.LULAC CEO Sindy Benavides told ABC News the military took too long to say foul play was involved in Guillen’s disappearance.“It was really almost two months later when they finally said that there was foul play that was involved. That really made us wonder … if the proper protocols [were] follow[ed],” she said.Army investigators are trying to figure out the exact nature of the relationship between Guillen and Robinson. For years, the military says it has worked to combat sexual harassment and assault across the services.A Pentagon survey released last year shows the number of sexual assaults increased in 2018 to 20,500, a result that led Pentagon officials to review and make changes to sexual assault prevention efforts. The Pentagon also reported in 2019 that 1,021 formal sexual harassment complaints had been submitted — a 10% increase from the previous year.Benavides says it’s not just Latin women at risk.“We know that women experience a significant number of harassment, of sexual assault, of rape in the military. We also know that men are targeted, but disproportionately it is women who unfortunately are experiencing this,” she said. “I want to recognize that they are trying to take steps with the SHARP program. And what I do see is the failure in preventative measures…These are more reactive programs.”The Army’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program (SHARP) aims to educate soldiers on the issues surrounding sexual violence and provides a mechanism for how those who experience incidents of sexual assault or harassment can report it to a designated victims advocate.“We want to make sure that there’s an assessment of the SHARP program… but we want to see more aggressive measures to make sure that the military is taking those steps to protect our community,” Benavides said.Guillen’s case isn’t the first high-profile incident where sexual harassment or assault has been alleged within the military.Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican and the first woman in the Air Force to fly in combat, told a Senate hearing room last year that she had been raped by a superior officer.“I also am a military sexual assault survivor, but unlike so many brave survivors, I didn’t report being sexually assaulted,” she said in 2019.“I blamed myself. I was ashamed and confused. I thought I was strong but felt powerless. The perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways. In one case, I was preyed upon and raped by a superior officer,” she said. “I almost separated from the Air Force at 18 years of service over my despair. Like many victims, I felt like the system was raping me all over again. I didn’t quit. I decided to stay and continue to serve and fight and lead.”In January, Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff sexually assaulted her multiple times when they worked at U.S. Strategic Command in 2017.Speltstoser’s allegation had taken center stage at Air Force Gen. John Hyten’s confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill last year. The hearing was delayed pending an investigation, which concluded the allegations were unsubstantiated. McSally even called her a liar.Speltstoser told ABC News at the hearings that his confirmation would signal that “if you’re a senior and general officer who is a popular guy, you will get away with felony sexual assault.”“But if you are a victim who also has a very distinguished record and no record of lying under any circumstances, you won’t be believed … despite the fact that there was no credible evidence that I was lying because I wasn’t,” she said. “It basically tells sexual assault survivors, ‘Don’t bother to report. You won’t be taken seriously, and we’ll give your attacker a promotion.’”Hyten was ultimately confirmed and he continues to deny the allegations.ABC News also spoke to Air Force Prosecutor and Ret. Col. Don Christensen, who now leads the non-profit Protect Our Defenders, which aims to end sexual misconduct in the military. He said that in the military, the chain of command determines the process when a service member comes forward to report sexual assault or harassment.“[In the] military, the prosecution decisions are made by command, not prosecutors,” said Christensen. “In the civilian world, if someone was sexually assaulted, they would go to the police and then they would eventually head that case with … a prosecutor. In the military, that decision is [placed] entirely in a commander who often knows the offender. The result of that is a lack [of] faith in the process. And the end result of everything is there are very few prosecutions despite [there being] over 20,000 sexual assaults [that] occur.”The Army has tried to curb instances of sexual assault and harassment by using tools like the “buddy system.” The initial thought behind it was to pair each service member with an assigned troop to build camaraderie and keep one another accountable. But in recent years, it’s also been used on military installations, informally, as a way to prevent young women from being assaulted on base camps.In our nation’s capital, calls are growing louder for Congress to act.Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who also serves as a major in the Army National Guard, has called for an independent investigation into what happened to Guillen.“Vanessa’s family has suffered throughout her disappearance with no real answers or transparency about what happened to Vanessa and why. Vanessa and her family deserve justice and closure. Our servicemen and women deserve justice and faith that the military they serve in will take care of them,” said Gabbard. “The Department of Defense Inspector General must conduct a full and independent investigation. While we are too late to save Vanessa’s life, we must honor her life by getting to the truth and working to prevent this from happening to others.”Guillen’s family is asking for the same, and also pushing legislation to protect other service men and women.“I just want justice. I want that bill to be passed because at the end of the day, we’re all human,” Lupe Guillen told ABC News. “At the end of the day, we all deserve to be respected, especially the ones that put their lives at risk every.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Marcus King Band Satisfies Souls In Charleston Performance [Video/Gallery]

first_imgRising rock phenom Marcus King brought his band to the Charleston Pour House last weekend, on September 24th, treating fans to a soul-drenched marathon set at the famed Charleston, SC venue. King’s show came as a late night celebration, as fans packed the house following the Umphrey’s McGee Chucktown Ball showing. King was his usual impressive self, as you can see from his guitarwork featured in the video below.The band also brought out a cake to celebrate keyboardist Matt Jennings’ birthday, only adding to the energy of the night. Check out photos from the show below, courtesy of Ellison White Photography. Load remaining imageslast_img read more