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Bill Gates We Can Eradicate Malaria Within a Generation

first_imgIn his latest blog entry, Bill Gates lays out the roadmap for eliminating the threat of malaria globally, and suggests the goal is in sight.Gates addressed the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans, and chose to focus his speech on malaria rather than the current ebola crisis.Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its work with partner organizations such as Malaria No More, the Microsoft founder is driving a three-pronged strategy to tackle the disease: Complete Detection will ensure that all those who need treatment are identified, Complete Cure will produce vastly more effective medical treatments, and Complete Prevention will reduce the rate of initial infections.Gates writes, “I believe it’s not only possible to eradicate malaria; I believe it’s necessary. Ultimately, the cost of controlling it endlessly is not sustainable. The only way to stop this disease is to end it forever.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars Source:The Gates Noteslast_img read more

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Provinces territories push feds to loosen restrictions on infrastructure cash

first_imgOTTAWA – Provincial and territorial governments are asking the federal Liberals to loosen the strings tied to billions in upcoming infrastructure spending, including more relaxed spending requirements if it means too much of a hit to their budgets.The group is also asking Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi to let provinces and territories move money between funding programs in case there are greater needs in one area, like transit, and leftover cash in another, such as cultural centres.The demands, delivered on the eve of a meeting between Sohi and his provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa, add to the negotiations over how $33 billion in planned federal spending over the next 11 years will be used.The Liberals want to prevent provinces and territories from using federal dollars in place of their own. But the letter from Ontario’s infrastructure minister seems to push back at that idea, with Bob Chiarelli writing that federal funding “should not result in additional fiscal pressure on provinces, territories, and municipalities.”In an interview earlier in the day, Sohi said he was willing to talk with provinces and territories about how best to deliver the billions the government plans to spend.“This is a 10-year plan and having that kind of 10-year plan in place does give them more flexibility, does give them more time to plan and think about what kind of projects do they want to put forward,” Sohi said.Concerns about the wording of those funding agreements, and issues with spending the first tranche of the Liberals’ infrastructure cash, will make up the bulk of the agenda for Thursday’s meeting.All those Phase 1 projects must be completed by March 2018, but Sohi said the government will grant extensions on a case-by-case basis. The provinces and territories want a blanket one-year extension, with additional time for small and remote communities given the “historic volume of projects” underway.“Project review and federal approval has taken more time than expected. As a result, many municipalities and First Nations are experiencing challenges meeting current federal timelines,” Chiarelli’s letter says.The slower-than-expected pace of work mirrors the pace of federal spending: The Liberals carried over $828 million in infrastructure money to this fiscal year.On Tuesday, the Finance Department said the deficit was about $5.2 billion smaller than the $23 billion projected in the first Liberal budget, largely a result of a $3.7-billion lag in spending that included infrastructure cash.Infrastructure spending historically falls short of federal budget projections because the government doesn’t dole out cash until after construction begins or ends on a project, meaning actual spending can happen months or years beyond federal spending projections.Sohi also plans to talk about how federal cash flows for new roads, subways and water systems during the face-to-face meeting. He argued lower-than-expected federal spending didn’t have a “negative impact on the construction timelines or the projects not being undertaken.”“The allocation of money is not a problem. The approval of projects is not a problem because we have done that and the vast majority of Phase 1 resources are allocated.”The problem appears partially to be a lack of urgency from federal departments holding the purse strings, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.A March briefing note prepared for the deputy minister at Infrastructure Canada said agencies and departments didn’t see doling out the cash as a top priority, “and may consider this imperative among several other priorities.”The briefing note prepared for a meeting of senior officials from those eight agencies recommended that Sohi’s deputy minister prod his counterparts about the pace of spending, particularly with billions more about to become available through the second phase of the Liberal program.— Follow @jpress on Twitterlast_img read more

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Government asserts no negative impact from prorogation

The Government asserts the prorogation of Parliament will not have a negative impact.By Gazette notification (Gazette Extraordinary 2066/43 of April 12,2018), with effect from Thursday 12th April 2018, Parliament was prorogued by President Maithripala Sirisena. The next Parliament session will commence on 8th May 2018. The prorogation is the period between the end of a Parliament session and the opening of the next Parliament session. Therefore, Gunawardana said that the prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Sudarshana Gunawardana, Director General of the Government Information Department said that under Article 70(4) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka “All matters which, having being brought before Parliament, have not been disposed of at the prorogation of Parliament, may be proceeded with during the next session” read more

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SEHA sign sponsorship deal with wellknown handball brand

← Previous Story HSG Wetzlar sign Macedonian goalie Jane Cvetkovski Next Story → U20 Women’s WCh 2019 – Hungary against Korea, Sweden VS Russia for the final handballSEHAseha gazprom league SEHA League management is proud to announce a sponsorship deal with hummel, leading sportswear industry and a well-known handball brand. The sponsorship agreement is signed for the coming two years.“With this great cooperation between hummel and the SEHA – Gazprom League, we strengthen our focus on our brand in the regions even more. On top of that, we will also strengthen our focus on an international level with a very professional partner as SEHA – Gazprom League, both in handball and multisport. Hummel’s DNA is rooted in team sport, so this is a natural step to take”, says Michael Blicher Rasmussen, Key Account Manager on hummel’s International Markets.“Sponsorship deal with hummel, the best sportswear industry and leading handball brand, is a very important and exciting deal for the SEHA – Gazprom League. We firmly believe that, together with hummel, we’ll maintain our place among the world’s best handball leagues. Also, we believe hummel will be able to support our growth into new markets and we are sure we will proudly wear the best sportswear, hummel sportswear”, says Sinisa Ostoic, Managing Director of the SEHA – Gazprom League. read more

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EHF Cup Swiss Kadetten save hopes in Koper – Icelanders win in

← Previous Story CHAMPIONS TROPHY: “Partybreakers” from Saint Raphael to play against Montpellier for the trophy! Next Story → Adria Figueras is ASOBAL 2017/2018 MVP The Hungarian playmaker Gabor Czaszar netted 12 goals, but that wasn’t enough for Swiss Kadetten Schaffhausen to win in Slovenian Koper 25:25 in the first match of EHF Cup Round 1. On the contrary, the young domestic team had +4 (25:21) in 54th minute, but couldn’t keep it until the final buzzer.RD Koper : Kadetten Schaffhausen 25 : 25 (14 : 15) RD Koper: Haseljić (7 saves), Dolenc, Grzentič 1, Vlah 4, Krečič 1, Matijašević, Poklar 1, Postogna (4 odb), Moljk 2, Smolnik 4, Sokolič 3, Guček 1, Zugan, Planinc, Stopar, Bratkovič 8(4)Kadetten Schaffhasuen: Pilipović (8 saves), Meister, Zehnder, Küttel 1, Csaszar 12, Haas, Beljanski 2, Stevanović (3 odb), Gerbl 1, Sesum 3, Huber, Maros, Schelker, Frimmel 2, Tominec 3, Herburger 1The Icelandic FH Hafnafjordur win in Zagreb against RK Dubrava 33:29 to make placement at Round 2 more than possible next weekend, where the second match will be played on Iceland.The Serbian RK Zeleznicar Nis beat Kaerjeng from Luxembourg 33:30.PHOT0: RD Koper 2013 EHF CupFH HafnafjordurKadetten SchaffhausenKaerjeng handballRD Koper 2013RK DubravaRK Zeleznicar Nis read more

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Man arrested in England in connection with 20yearold Belfast murder case

first_imgA THIRD MAN has been arrested in relation to the murder of Joseph Reynolds in Belfast 20 years ago.The 46-year-old was detained by PSNI detectives in England. No further details about the suspect are available at this stage.The other two men arrested since the case was reopened last week have been released unconditionally.Police in Belfast announced last Friday that it had reopened the investigation into the murder of Reynolds, a 40-year-old painter and father of five. He was gunned down as he drove to work on the morning of 12 October 1993.He died from gunshot injuries to the head after his attackers ambushed the red Nissan van he and seven others were travelling in.Recalling the events of the day, detectives have said he stopped at a pedestrian crossing on Sydenham Road at 8.25am to allow two men to cross.The men, who were wearing blue boilersuits and flat caps, then walked across the road at Fraser Street but when they drew level with the van, they opened fire with a handgun and rifle.At the same time, another man in a stolen light blue Astra car, which had pulled up behind the van, also opened fire.The victim’s work colleagues got the van to the factory where medical assistance was provided. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later.Three of the other seven men were also injured.The three gunmen ran off down Fraser Street, across the Sydenham by-pass to Ballymacarrett Road where they drove off in a dark blue Vauxhall Astra.A number of arrests were made in the original police investigation but no one has ever been charged.Read: Second man arrested in connection with 1993 murder released unconditionallyMore: Police in Belfast re-open ‘chilling’ 20-year-old murder caselast_img read more

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Head of the class Getting Gordon Elliotts yard ready for Cheltenham

first_imgHead of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House. Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 10:00 AM Sharples leads Jack Kennedy and Shattered Love back into the winner’s enclosure at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. Sharples leads Jack Kennedy and Shattered Love back into the winner’s enclosure at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. ONE OF THE more disappointing aspects of being an adult is finding out that, for all the warnings, swans are not strong enough to break your arm.For all their bluster, for all their ‘you want some’ attitude, the fact is, such displays are mostly for show.What is true of swans, however, is that no matter how serene they look on the surface, you can be sure their legs are working away frantically beneath the water.The same is true for training horses.The volume of work, and attention to detail, that goes into preparing horses for an event like the Cheltenham festival is easily forgotten in the agony and ecstasy of your six-horse, €5 each way, accumulator.But whether a 40/1 shot lands the Champion Hurdle or an odds-on favourite falls at the last in a handicap he should be winning by 10 lengths, you can be almost certain it’s not for the want of trying on behalf on the horse’s yard.For each individual horse coming from Ireland, Cheltenham can be a logistical nightmare. Deciding when the horse travels — especially if it is entered in multiple races — is just the tip of a post-it note iceberg.Each horse needs a handler, and to be worked out every morning. They need feeding (at the same time every day for consistency), to checked by the vet, the farrier, and the trainer him or herself.Now imagine organising that for 50 horses when, a week before the festival, you’re not altogether certain what they each will run.It’s all in a day’s work for Gordon Elliott’s head girl, Camilla Sharples, who previously worked with Ferdy Murphy and Donald McCain in England before taking a role at Cullentra House four years ago.“Cheltenham is the biggest meeting of the year for us,” she told The42 this week. “It’s what our sport is centered on but it’s also the biggest challenge.“There’s a huge amount of planning to go into it and it starts months in advance. But because horses are entered in multiple races, the final details can only be arranged pretty close to the festival so, as you can imagine. This week can be a bit hectic.”Unlike some yards, work in Elliott’s doesn’t start at the crack of dawn and it’s all part of the trainer and staff’s philosophy to keep their horses as relaxed as possible.Sharples’ job is to consider all of the things you probably don’t; from what jockey is going to ride out with each horse right down to the order in which they are loaded into their trailer on the way to the ferry.“Horses can pick up on a lot, and they all have different personalities so you have to work around that as best you can,” says Sharples“So a big part of my job is getting to know the horses and getting to know the people and understanding which people work best with which horses. To be honest, people do tend to have their favourites and those are usually the horses that respond best to them.” Gordon Elliott watches on as his horses work at Cullentra House. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOIt doesn’t always have to be the horses people look after in the yard either. Should Shattered Love run in the Gold Cup — she’s also entered into the Ryanair Chase — it will be Sharples who’ll lead her at Cheltenham despite the fact she doesn’t ride her in the yard or muck her out.Another horse Sharples feels particularly close to is Bless The Wings, the cult hero who has finished second in the Cross Country at Cheltenham in two of the past three years.“He’s just such a brilliant character,” says Sharples. “He really is a legend, even though he’s 14 now.”When Elliott, Sharples, and the rest of the team actually get to Cheltenham, there’s little time to relax.“It’s a much earlier start than at home. Not for everyone, but for me it certainly is.“We’ll be on the go from around 6am and working right through to 8 or 9pm. It’ll be the usual stuff in the morning like making sure the horses are fed and checked over before getting them ready for the race itself.“At Cheltenham, we like to get the horses in the day before they run to make sure they’re nice and fresh on the day of the race.“To be honest, the meeting itself flies by as there’s so much going on while the races are happening. Then, once we’re finished for the day we’ll spend the evening making sure the horses that need to go home head off okay and then we’re planning for the following day.”But the long hours and painstaking planning are very much worth it when you get a winner.Last year, Elliott’s team had eight winners, enough for him to land the leading trainer’s title for a second successive year. 2018’s success was all the more remarkable when you consider the yard failed to make the winner’s enclosure on day one of the festival.“I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous until that first winner comes in,” says Sharples.“But the other side of it is that, even if you only get one winner, you have to remember that a winner at Cheltenham is an incredible achievement when you consider this is the best of the best going head to head.”Sharples is not a gambler herself, instead enjoying racing for racing’s sake. However, she does invest in horses in other ways.Having bought Andy Dufresne for €30,000, she sold him last year — after less than a year of ownership — to JP McManus at Cheltenham for over €380,000 after he had won his point-to-point maiden.Earlier this year, the horse went on to be an impressive winner in his first race at Down Royal but will sadly miss out at the festival after being tipped to run in the Champion Bumper.She has reinvested some of her earnings in a young point-to-pointer she’s quite keen on while she was gifted another, the 12-year-old Kruzhlinin, who has won seven point-to-points in succession.But could Sharples see herself as a trainer?“No, I don’t think it’s for me. Gordon’s obviously a brilliant trainer and I do learn so much from him, but there’s a different set of skills involved.“And even if you don’t get much of a chance to relax or a holiday — we’ve racing on Saturday and Sunday after we come back from Cheltenham — I love what I do. I wouldn’t change that at all.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 7 Comments By Steve O’Rourke 12,925 Views center_img Subscribe Mar 9th 2019, 10:00 AM Share1 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/4531522 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Google fête le 200e anniversaire de la naissance de Robert Bunsen

first_imgGoogle fête le 200e anniversaire de la naissance de Robert BunsenLe moteur de recherche rend aujourd’hui hommage au chimiste allemand Robert Bunsen, né le 31 mars 1811 avec un nouveau Doodle animé. Ceux qui se sont hasardés sur la page d’accueil de Google aujourd’hui auront sans doute été amusés par le nouveau Doodle animé. Il s’agit là d’un mini laboratoire où des tubes transparents transvasent des liquides colorés dans une série de récipients. Tout y est pour réaliser la curieuse réaction : erlenmeyers, tubes à essais, ballons de verre… et le fameux bec bunsen !À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?L’appareil doit son nom au célèbre chimiste allemand Robert Bunsen dont Google a souhaité célébrer aujourd’hui le 200e anniversaire. Utilisé largement dans les laboratoires du monde entier, le bec bunsen produit une flamme pour toute réaction qui nécessite un apport calorifique. Une véritable révolution pour les scientifiques qui utilisaient auparavant la flamme d’un fourneau à charbon pour chauffer leurs préparations. Toutefois, la fabuleuse trouvaille n’a pas été directement découverte par Robert Bunsen mais par son assistant de laboratoire. Ceci n’enlève rien à la gloire du chimiste qui possède à son actif de nombreuses inventions. On lui doit notamment l’antidote contre l’empoisonnement à l’arsenic : l’oxyde de fer, mais également le spectroscope conçu avec Gustav Kirchhoff. L’appareil créé en 1861, permet d’identifier les spectres colorés de la lumière. Grâce à leurs études en spectroscopie, les deux scientifiques sont parvenus à identifier le césium et le rubidium. Ils ont aussi ouvert la voie à la découverte de cinq nouveaux éléments : le thallium, l’indium, le gallium, le scandium et le germanium. Ce chercheur passionné et modeste a consacré trente-sept ans de sa vie à l’enseignement. Il est mort à Heidelberg en 1899, âgé de 88 ans.Le 31 mars 2011 à 11:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Emmis Acquisition Stalled by Holdout Group

first_imgA group of Emmis Communications Corp. stockholders is holding up the acquisition of the company by a firm owned by current CEO Jeff Smulyan. A special shareholder meeting, during which the regional magazine publisher’s acquisition is expected to be finalized, has been postponed for a second time to Friday August 13, the company says.The date of the meeting and stock exchange have so far been pushed back twice because the company, Smulyan, JS Acquisition (Smulyan’s firm) and “certain other parties” have not been able to reach an agreement with a group that holds more than 38 percent of the company’s preferred stock. Members of that group have previously stated that they would vote against certain amendments to the terms of the exchange at the special meeting, Emmis says.The original shareholder meeting and stock exchange were set for August 3. Both were postponed until August 6 before being pushed back again this week. “These things are fraught with emotion and timing, so I am not surprised that it’s taking a bit longer than expected,” one media M&A player tells FOLIO:.In April, Smulyan entered a letter of intent to purchase the Indianapolis-based regional magazine publisher and radio broadcaster, under JS Acquisition, for approximately $90.2 million ($2.40 per share for its roughly 37.6 million outstanding shares of Class A common stock) and to take the company private. In May, Smulyan signed a definitive agreement to legally merge the company with JS Acquisition.The deal is being financed by an affiliate of equity partner Alden Global Capital, which currently owns holds more than 40 percent of Emmis’ preferred stock.Emmis publishes seven magazines, including Texas Monthly, Los Angeles and Atlanta. In 2006, Smulyan proposed to acquire the outstanding publicly held shares of Emmis for $15.25 per share in cash. He withdrew that offer after an agreement with the board of directors could not be reached.last_img read more

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OBITUARY Eleanor M Jarvis Curran 83

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eleanor M. (Jarvis) Curran, “Sis”, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with COPD, Emphysema and Lung Cancer.Eleanor was born on March 19, 1936 in Chelsea and lived in Reading. Eleanor is survived by her sister, Ruth M. Jarvis of Reading and predeceased by her brothers George and Richard Jarvis.Eleanor married the late Stephen F. Curran, Jr. in 1955 and had eight children including the late Mary E. (Curran) Giannotti & her husband Franklin of Wilmington, Stephen F. Curran, III & his wife May of Reading, Joan (Curran) DellaPaolera & her husband John of Andover, Charles T. Curran & his wife Carolyn of Dracut, Ellen Marie Curran of Wilmington, the late Therese M. (Curran) Whitcomb of Maynard, Patricia A. (Curran) Carter & her husband Richard of NH and Kathleen M. (Curran) DiPerri & her husband Richard of Dracut.Eleanor is survived by her grandchildren including Lauren E. Giannotti, John D. DellaPaolera, III, Catherine Cunningham, Patrick Carter, Richard Carter, Christopher Carter and Kaitlyn DiPerri.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Eleanor’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Richard C. Heidbreder, MD Patient Comfort Fund, Winchester Hospital, c/o Philanthropy, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.Eleanor M. (Jarvis) Curran(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… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of May 19, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job Openings

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following FIVE openings over the past week:Full-Time Educational Assistant – Language Based Program at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Special Education Teacher – Strides Program at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant – Compass PreK at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Teacher – Language Based Program at Wilmington High SchoolSubstitute Teachers, Educational Assistant, LPN and Nurses at Wilmington Public SchoolsLike 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… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 10 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Going Undercover With APD Vices Kathy Lacey

first_imgRetired APD Sergeant Kathy Lacey is now a consulting producer on a developing television series that will feature vice crime in Anchorage. Busting drug dealers, sex traffickers and prostitutes is a tough job. Recently retired Sergeant Kathy Lacey did that dangerous work for 20 years as the head of Anchorage Police Department’s undercover vice unit. Lacey says when she first started in law enforcement, prostitution and drug crimes were more visible, out on the street. Now though, she says trafficking is more covert.Download Audio:TOWNSEND: What attracted you to vice?LACEY: The way it works is the first thing you do is patrol. On patrol you see everything. Its all thrown at you and after a few years, you find your interest. I was always drawn to the street level crimes, drugs, prostitution. I grew up in Spenard, that was a hot bed of street crimes and I was comfortable working in that area. I took that career path.TOWNSEND: Had you worked in law enforcement before?LACEY: History in public safety, my brother  was a former fire chief for Anchorage, my sister was a deputy chief. It was my younger brother, Chris said, hey APD is hiring, why don’t you check it out. I got in the academy and liked it. it was challenging and physical and mental ability and I took to it like a duck to water. I have a nephew now on the department. We were always drawn to public safety.TOWNSEND: Did you initially focus on prostitution or drugs?LACEY: It was all hand in hand, in the old days, if you wanted to know what was going on on the street, you talked to the women who worked in the sex trade, they were the ones who knew where the crack houses were.TOWNSEND: How has sex trafficking changed?LACEY: A lot more sophisticated, more cash, more money, internet has exploded. The old days, visible, women on the street, everybody saw it, we worked those women, now it’s more behind closed doors, the traffickers have more money at stake, it’s more difficult, requires more to figure out who traffickers are.TOWNSEND: Are there recruiters going to rural Alaska?LACEY: Yes, we had a case specifically where the trafficker was going to villages to recruit, what level, how many, it’s difficult to say because so much is happening that is hidden, but absolutely he was doing that.TOWNSEND: What about traffickers from outside the state?LACEY: Yes, we’ve seen that a lot. We’ve made arrests of women, sometimes with the trafficker, sometimes alone, they put money on a card and he can pull it out in another state.TOWNSEND: Are any of the victims trafficked in Alaska taken out of state?LACEY: Not seeing that but in the massage parlor circuit, they move around, I don’t have information that they are being forced, but they’re being coerced.TOWNSEND: How has the massage parlor aspect changed?LACEY: It’s easy to make money as a trafficker in the massage parlor business. The only way you know is if someone goes in there and gets sex instead of a massage and there’s layers, someone has the license, someone else running. It’s hard to uncover it all. Its use has exploded.TOWNSEND: It must have been frustrating, the facade of a legitimate business and online trafficking. How have you dealt with that frustration?LACEY: It is frustrating and I had a fantastic group of detectives. The type drawn to this, it takes a lot, but when we get someone out of it, especially when it’s the underage kids. Its disturbing. We focus on getting them out and putting the trafficker behind bars.TOWNSEND: Have the traffickers themselves changed? Is the treatment worse?LACEY: Each case is individual; I think it stays about the same. People say let’s legalize this, its consenting adults, there’s a segment that says that and then there is what we see which is always a level of control and usually a level of violence between traffickers and the women they traffick.  Always going to be coercion and a level of force. To keep them in line, often the trafficker will use force.TOWNSEND: Are there areas of Alaska that are hot spots?LACEY: Western Alaska, we’ve had more cases there than anywhere, there’s not one spot. Anchorage, and if we work it hard, they get pushed to Fairbanks, they might then force them somewhere else, they might go to the valley. Anchorage is the hub.TOWNSEND: In 20 years of law enforcement, would you say the city, is the city becoming a more violent place beyond the demographics, the sexual assault rate is higher here and stays that way. Why do you think that is and looking back where are we now with the amount of violence now?LACEY: I would say, it has become more violent. I know we’re seeing a real spike in violent crimes. I attribute that to deployment of the department. Drug crimes fuel property crimes. There’s been a shift away from these areas and I think that’s a mistake. You know where the elements are and you have to keep pressure on those factions or they start to escalate and I think we’ve seen that. There has to be a refocus on street crime suppression.TOWNSEND: New mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz – what would you want him to focus on immediately?LACEY: From what I’ve heard of what he’s said, I think he’s very smart and he’s talked about reinstituting the gang unit and those are important steps. You have to have the staffing to make these things happen. Those units are really important to keep the overall crime rate down. He understands that, hiring more is key, and I’d like to see focus on retention of the officers they have. You have a lot of experience walking out the door and all the officers you hire aren’t going to make it through the training, let’s focus on retaining and that’s not happening, people are walking out the door and you’re losing all that experience.  They’re missing the bet right there. I’m excited about  what Berkowitz is talking about.TOWNSEND: What advice would you give to parents to keep their kids safe?LACEY: Be involved, ask questions. I have a daughter that just graduated from high school last week. You need to have discussions with your kids, what’s going on at their school. Ask their opinion, my daughter has good opinions. I see things that I think are inappropriate, she says no. I think it’s interesting to get their perspective. I talk to my kids about everything, they know about prostitution, they know about street level drugs. You have to be their voice of reason, they can get everything online.TOWNSEND: There’s been a lot of back and forth about ‘Erin’s Law,’ legislation here has changed making it optional. What do you think is appropriate and should be in schools?LACEY: I think we’re missing the boat by not getting to them sooner. They have the world at their fingertips on their cell phone and we need to talk to them. I worked with the STAR program and was shocked that they’re not in every school.  I think it needs to be mandatory when its not there. We’re doing a disservice when we’re not having this discussion, look at our rates, why are we afraid to talk about it.TOWNSEND: Consulting on “Frozen Ground” and exploring new avenues… tell me more.LACEY: Approached by producers several years ago. They were interested in my vice work and sex trafficking. They are enamored of Alaska and see it as unique. They liked that it was an undercover unit run by a woman. It’s a way for me to continue my human trafficking work even though I’m no longer in law enforcement. JUST RAISING AWARENESS? Exactly, keep in mind it’s Hollywood…..last_img read more

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Trump taps his doctor for Veterans Affairs chief

first_imgWhite House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC. AFP file photoUS President Donald Trump shook up his cabinet once again on Wednesday, sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson as his successor.“I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” said Trump, who has also replaced his secretary of state and national security advisor in the last month.“I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!” he said on Twitter.Pentagon official Robert Wilkie would serve as interim department chief until Jackson receives Congressional approval, the president added.Shulkin’s sacking had been widely predicted after he was accused of spending $122,000 on a nine-day trip to Europe with his wife, which included sightseeing at castles and taking in professional tennis matches.He was one of the few senior officials in the Trump administration who had also served during the presidency of Barack Obama.Jackson’s stock with Trump rose after he pronounced in January that the 71-year-old president was in “excellent” health.After releasing the results from Trump’s physical, Jackson said “he has incredible genes and that’s the way God made him.”VoteVets, a progressive organization, urged Senators to “ask him blunt, direct questions about how the VA works” during his confirmation hearing.“We are concerned about his readiness to assume control,” the group wrote on Twitter.‘Hate to see him go’Shulkin’s departure caps a dizzying month of changes to the Trump cabinet, most notably the sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state on March 13.Trump’s top economic advisor Gary Cohn also exited the White House after the president announced plans to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, a policy Cohn did not endorse.And National Security Advisor HR McMaster was axed only six days ago, replaced by the hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton.The Department of Veterans Affairs is the second-largest federal agency after the Pentagon, employing 360,000 people.Lack of funding has weakened the hospital network specifically dedicated to the health of veterans-a key constituency for Trump.And the system has come under criticism from many veterans and organizations for falling short, particularly in terms of psychiatric care.Hundreds of thousands of veterans, many who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.The 58-year-old Shulkin had served as undersecretary of veterans affairs for health under Obama.He previously worked as chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania health system.During his tenure as secretary, he oversaw legislative changes including an expansion of benefits for post-9/11 veterans.Following Trump’s announcement, Phil Roe, a Tennessee Republican who chairs the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, praised Shulkin for a “fantastic job,” adding: “I hate to see him go.”“That said, I respect President Trump’s decision, support the president’s agenda and remain willing to work with anyone committed to doing the right thing on behalf of our nation’s veterans.”last_img read more

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Full Show We Preview Tonights Cruz– ORourke Debate And The Good Bad

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listencenter_img On Friday’s Houston Matters: Tonight on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM and TV 8, you can catch the first debate between Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke.Tonight’s debate in Dallas is the first of three between the two major party candidates. We preview the debate with Renee Cross, Senior Director for the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, and a political science lecturer at UH.Also this hour: We learn what and how cybersecurity has evolved, and the Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.Then, The City Hall Farmers Market is back for the fall season.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:40last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition Friday Dec 19

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA local political round table on the issues of the week with the AFRO’s Roberto Alejandro and Fox 45 investigative producer Stephen Janis. Plus, we’ll discuss President Obama’s historic decision to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. All coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

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Creepy HBO Documentary Highlights Robots Dangers

first_img AI might be helpful to some humans, but a new HBO documentary is highlighting the dark, creepy, and deadly dangers of robots.The Truth About Killer Robots, which premieres tonight, Nov. 26, on HBO at 10 p.m. ET, focuses on many automation cases, including a Volkswagen factory and a bomb-carrying police droid, where people were seriously injured or killed by robots. In the documentary, engineers, journalists, and philosophers come together to analyze these terrifying moments and how robots impact our lives.AdChoices广告The documentary is narrated by Kodomoroid, a human-like Japanese android, who takes audiences on a visual journey from robotic accidents to automated manufacturing. Countries visited in the documentary include China, Germany, Japan, and the U.S., as AI continues to replace human employment on a global scale.From Zume, a pizza startup where robots make pies to Robot, Robot & Hwang, an AI-based law firm, the documentary shares how automation could be a virtue and a vice, as more technology leads to better business operations and a decrease in real-life connections. As AI continues to take over bits and pieces of our lives, it will be interesting to see how robots evolve over the next few years.More on Geek.com:This Electronic Glove Can Give Robots a Sense of TouchRobots to Build Robots at Shanghai FactorySonic Robots Make Beautiful Electronic Music Together Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Classics retold

first_imgAs part of its ongoing series of Sanchayan – Screening of archival films and video recordings, Sangeet Natak Akademi is presenting Girish Karnad’s Hayvadana on Saturday, 22 November at the Capital’s  Meghdoot theatre, Copernicus Marg. Hayvadana is a play in Kannada written by Girish Karnad and directed by B.V. Karanath.Over the last six decades, Sangeet Natak Akademi has built a large archive of audio and video-tapes, photographs, slides and films on the performing arts. The first fortnightly screening of a documentary commenced on 24 June 2005 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Two rare films on Ustad Allauddin Khan and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan both directed by Hari Das Gupta were projected. Since then the Akademi has been showcasing films from its archives regularly. Sanchayan is a new initiative of the Akademi to share its collection with those who relish the performing arts through the screening of video recordings. Sanchayan’s first series of films screened from 14 February to 19 May 2014 featured the Performing Art Forms of Lakshadweep, Adhe Adhure, Mand Mahotsava, Ang Tarang: Mayurbhanj Chhau, Chhayanatak, Sankirtana, and Chhau. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe second series of films was screened from 21 June to 23 August 2014 and featured Bhimsen Joshi, Agra Bazar, Alladin (Rod Puppet), Flying Cranes, and Antim Adhyay, Kallol, and Rituraj Mehfil – Kumar— Kumar Gandharv. Interactive sessions were also conducted as a part of these series.Karnad has skillfully adapted the thematic plot in Hayvadana to the Indian context using the eleventh-century book of Indian legends, the Kathasaritsagara. The play seeks to question – where does the ‘self’ sit: In the mind or in the body?When:  22 November Where: Meghdoot III, Rabindra Bhavanlast_img read more

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Malis jailed coup leader gives version of events

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – The officer who led last year’s military coup, and who was arrested last week, says from his jail cell that the soldiers sent to detain him were in fact trying to kill him.Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo said the arresting officers were “waiting for my bodyguards to flinch just a little so that they could open fire on all of us.”Sanogo, then a captain, led the March 2012 coup, upending the country’s twenty-year history of democracy. Though he was forced to step down by the international community, he continued to meddle in state affairs. In a bold move last week, Mali’s newly elected government arrested Sanogo and charged him with complicity in the kidnapping of fellow soldiers who had opposed his rise to power. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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