Round Table chooses Sparks for year-long partnership

first_imgRound Table chooses Sparks for year-long partnership About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 31 May 2012 | News Community service organisation Round Table Great Britain and Ireland has chosen children’s medical research charity Sparks as its charity of the year. It aims to raise £100,000 during that period through various activities include skydives, golf challenges and the London Marathon.Jason Thomson, National President of Round Table, said: “We’re really looking forward to what we can achieve within the partnership, as it is for such a worthwhile cause. Children’s medical research is desperately underfunded but there is some great work going on across the UK and Sparks funding is vital in helping this work continue.”Elvira Morrison, head of regional fundraising at Sparks, added: “Round Table’s… fundraising and awareness raising efforts will help us in our mission to help more babies be born healthy and stay healthy.”www.sparks.org.uk  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year Community fundraising corporatelast_img read more

Photographer taking pictures of murder reenactment is physically attacked then arrested on charge of violating judicial confidentiality

first_img Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia News News June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further Follow the news on France RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of press photographer Jean-Claude Elfassi for several hours on 10 July and the seizure of some his material. Police arrested Elfassi after he took photos of the judicial reenactment of a murder in the Paris suburb of Pantin on 10 July.“Every aspect of this case is shocking,” the press freedom organisation said. “Elfassi was just doing his job at the scene of the reenactment of a murder which many people were able to attend. After being physically attacked by two people, he was taken into police custody while his assailants were released. He claims there were many irregularities and procedural errors. The behaviour of the police is particularly disturbing. We hope the police internal investigations department, which has been asked to look into the case, will do so with all the necessary care.”Reporters Without Borders added: “More and more journalists are being prosecuted on charges of violating professional secrecy or the confidentiality of a judicial investigation, and this reduces them to the level of criminals. We think it is essential to remember that journalism is one of the cornerstones of democracy and the rule of law, not a threat to them.”After taking several photos of the murder reenactment, Elfassi was assaulted by two witnesses who tried to take his photographic material. The police intervened and took him and his two assailants to the Pantin police station where he filed a complaint accusing them of theft. The two men were nonetheless released while Elfassi was placed in custody on a charge of violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation. The police also ordered Elfassi to surrender a cassette and two memory cards containing the photos he had taken of the reenactment. He refused to comply on the grounds that this was a violation of press freedom. His material was then taken and placed under judicial seal.Elfassi told Reporters Without Borders he was not informed that he had been formally taken into custody until he was allowed to leave the police station at 11:40 pm. He was not able to make a phone call or be examined by a doctor, although he was injured. He also said he was not given anything to drink or eat until he was released.After being released, he was able to contact friends who came to get him and took him to a hospital where he was examined. A medical report said he had an injury to the head, neck pains and abrasions to the right arm. The next day he filed a complaint with the police internal investigations department, accusing the Pantin police of “abuse of authority” and “arbitrary detention.”Elfassi told Reporters Without Borders he was shocked by the evident complicity between his two assailants and the four police officers involved (one in uniform and three in plain clothes). He said his two assailants offered to replace the material they had damaged during the attempted theft with other stolen material. They also said they would wait for him and would be “always behind him.” All these comments were made in the presence of police officers, who did not react.Later, while the police officer questioning them was briefly absent, they also requested money from Elfassi in exchange for the photos taken during the reenactment. Elfassi also pointed out that the police officers seemed to know the two men, talking to them about football matches they had played together in the past and about future matches.Reporters Without Borders tried without success to talk to the police officers who arrested Elfassi. The only response it got from an officer at the Pantin police station was: “I have orders and I cannot give you an answer.” July 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer taking pictures of murder reenactment is physically attacked then arrested on charge of violating judicial confidentiality May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story “Every aspect of this case is shocking. Elfassi was just doing his job at the scene of the reenactment of a murder which many people were able to attend. After being physically attacked by two people, he was taken into police custody while his assailants were released”, Reporters without borders said. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

Pasadena City College Announces “Mostly Online” Coursework for 2021 Winter Intersession and Spring Semesters

first_img Make a comment Business News Education Pasadena City College Announces “Mostly Online” Coursework for 2021 Winter Intersession and Spring Semesters College said only limited face-to-face instruction in the upcoming semesters STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 3:30 pm Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena City College announced Tuesday that the school will continue on with “mostly online” coursework and “limited face-to-face instruction in the upcoming 2021 winter intersession and the spring semester.“While there is nothing we would love more than seeing all of our students on campus, it still is not safe, and we do not have any indication that a vaccine will be available or widespread enough by the start of Spring to make a different decision at this point in time,” PCC said in a post on the college’s Facebook page.Several other colleges have already made similar decisions over the past week, at the urging of California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, according to the statement. “He cited the CSU decision to remain online in Spring 2021 and the likely decision of the UC system to remain online as well.”“We understand this announcement could come as a surprise to some, but we hope it helps provide clarity about PCC’s plans for the remainder of this academic year,” the PCC statement said. “If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your professor, academic dean, or counselor.” 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick RSA safety event to fix incorrectly fitted car seats

first_imgNewsCommunityTransportLimerick RSA safety event to fix incorrectly fitted car seatsBy Staff Reporter – January 23, 2018 2196 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Advertisement The free service will help rectify incorrectly fitted seats FOUR out of five child car seats are incorrectly fitted in cars, recent research carried out by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has found.As part of their ‘Check it Fits’ Service, the RSA has checked 30,000 child seats nationwide and the roas safety group said that worryingly 79 per cent of seats required adjustment and three per cent were deemed not fit for purpose.To help address this problem, the RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service will be visiting Limerick SuperValu venues in Castletroy, Kilmallock and Castleconnell.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The free of charge 10 minute service will run from 10am to 5.30pm on January 29, 30 and 31.The service offers parents and guardians reassurance that their child is safe while travelling in the car. If your child’s car seat or restraint is incorrectly fitted, the ‘Check it Fits’ experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have to avoid potential serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision.Top Tips for Parents:·         It is now EU law that all children must travel in a child seat, booster seat or booster cushion. The golden rule for choosing a child car seat is making sure it is suitable for your child’s weight, height and age and that it conforms to the latest EU safety regulations (look for the ‘E’ mark).·         Do not use age exclusively as a guide while picking a car seat, as every child is different.·         When buying a child car seat, make sure you go to a retailer who can show you how to fit it in your car. If the child car seat will be used in more than one car, make sure it’s compatible with additional cars as well.·         Avoid using a second-hand child car seat or restraint unless you know its history. It may have been damaged in a previous collision, and although the damage may not be visible, it won’t provide the same level of protection for your child.·         Don’t move your child from a rearward-facing child car seat to a forward-facing child car seat too soon. If you’re unsure, always consult with your retailer before you buy your next child car seat. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Previous articleBaby Noah’s battle for lifeNext articleLIT rewards 57 Limerick sports stars Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCheck it fitschild car seatlimerickRSA WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Global Animal Genetics Market Forecast to 2027 by Product (Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, Canine), Material…

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– The “Animal Genetics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product (Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, Canine, and Others), Genetic Material (Semen and Embryo), and Services (DNA Typing, Genetic Trait Tests, Genetic Disease Tests, and Others) and Geography.” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Genetic material and Services the market is expected to reach US$ 7,705.23 million by 2027 from US$ 4,778.67 million in 2019. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027. Based on product, the market is segmented into poultry, porcine, bovine, canine, and others. In 2019, the porcine segment accounted for the highest share of the market. Growth of this segment is attributed to rise in production of porcine and increase in pork consumption across the globe. The same segment is likely to register highest CAGR in the global animal genetics market during the forecast period. In terms of genetic material, the animal genetics market is segmented into embryo and semen. The embryo segment held the largest share of the market in 2019, whereas the semen segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR of 7.0% in the market during the forecast period. COVID-19 pandemic has become the most significant challenge across the world. This challenge would be frightening, especially in developing countries across the globe, as it may lead to reducing imports due to disruptions in global trade, which further increases the shortages of meat and dairy product supplies, resulting in a considerable price increase. Asian countries such as China, South Korea, and India are severely affected due to COVID-19 outbreak. NEOGEN Corporation, HENDRIX GENETICS BV, Zoetis Inc., Genus, TOPIGS NORSVIN, Envigo, VetGen, ANIMAL GENETICS INC., ALTA GENETICS INC., and Groupe Grimaud are among the leading companies operating in the animal genetics market. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction 1.1 Scope of the Study 1.2 Report Guidance 1.3 Market Segmentation 2. Animal Genetics Market – Key Takeaways 3. Research Methodology 4. Animal Genetics Market – Market Landscape 4.1 Overview 4.2 PEST Analysis 4.3 Expert Opinions 5. Animal Genetics Market – Key Market Dynamics 5.1 Market Drivers 5.1.1 Growing Preference for Animal Derived Proteins Supplements and Food Products. 5.1.2 Rising Adoption of Progressive Genetic Practices Such as Artificial Insemination (AI) and Embryo Transfer 5.2 Market Restraints 5.2.1 Limited Number of Skilled Professionals in Veterinary Research 5.2.2 Stringent Government Regulations for Animal Genetics 5.3 Market Opportunities 5.3.1 Innovations in Phenotyping Services 5.4 Future Trends 5.4.1 Significant Investments in R&D and Expansions Undertaken by Market Players 5.5 Impact Analysis 6. Animal Genetics Market – Global Analysis 6.1 Global Animal Genetics Marker Revenue Forecast and Analysis 6.2 Global Animal Genetics Market, By Geography – Forecast And Analysis 6.3 Market Positioning of Key Players 7. Animal Genetics Market Analysis – By Product 7.1 Overview 7.2 Animal Genetics Market Revenue Share, by Product (2019 and 2027) 7.3 Poultry 7.4 Porcine 7.5 Bovine 7.6 Canine 8. Animal Genetics Market Analysis – By Genetic Material 8.1 Overview 8.2 Animal Genetics Market Revenue Share, by Genetic Material(2019 and 2027) 8.3 Semen 8.4 Embryo 9. Animal Genetics Market Analysis – By Service 9.1 Overview 9.2 Animal Genetics Market Share, by Service, 2019 and 2027, (%) 9.3 DNA Typing 9.4 Genetic Trait Tests 9.5 Genetic Disease Tests 10. Animal Genetics Market Analysis and Forecasts To 2027 – Geographical Analysis 11. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On Global Animal Genetics Market 11.1 North America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic 11.2 Europe: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic 11.3 Asia-Pacific: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic 11.4 Rest of the World: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic 12. Industry Landscape 12.1 Overview 12.2 Growth Strategies Done by the Companies in the Market, (%) 12.3 Organic Developments 12.3.1 Overview 12.4 Inorganic Developments 12.4.1 Overview 13. Company ProfilesNEOGEN CorporationHENDRIX GENETICS BVZoetis Inc.GenusTOPIGS NORSVINEnvigoVetGenANIMAL GENETICS INC.ALTA GENETICS INC.Groupe Grimaud For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/6ynx7z View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005556/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: VETERINARY HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 05:19 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 05:19 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005556/en Twitter TAGS  Global Animal Genetics Market Forecast to 2027 by Product (Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, Canine), Material (Semen and Embryo), and Services (DNA Typing, Genetic Trait Tests, Genetic Disease Tests) – ResearchAndMarkets.com Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter Previous articleWhat to watch as Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial kicks offNext articleS Africa seeks new vaccine plan after halting AstraZeneca Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Justice Department, CFPB Settle With California Lender To Resolve Discrimination Claims

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News May 28, 2015 868 Views Justice Department, CFPB Settle With California Lender To Resolve Discrimination Claims Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: California Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Department of Justice Provident Funding Associates Settlements About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 5/29/2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago California Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Department of Justice Provident Funding Associates Settlements 2015-05-28 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have reached a settlement resolving allegations of discriminatory lending based on race on the part of California-based Provident Funding Associates, according to a joint announcement from the two government agencies.The settlement, filed in conjunction with the agencies’ complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, is subject to court approval. The complaint accuses Provident of violating the Fair Housing Act by charging thousands of African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher fees based on their race or national origin rather than on borrower risk.”Consumers should never be charged higher fees because of their race or national origin,” said Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. “We will continue to root out illegal and discriminatory lending practices in the marketplace. I look forward to working closely with our partners at the Department of Justice to ensure consumers are treated fairly.”The suit resulted from a 2011 referral by the Federal Trade Commission to the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The CFPB joined the investigation in 2012. According to the announcement, Provident fully cooperated with the investigation and agreed to settle the allegations without contested litigation.”The law is clear: access to mortgage loans may not be made more difficult because of an applicant’s race or national origin,” said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag of the Northern District of California. “We are glad that Provident has agreed to put an end to this practice without engaging in protracted litigation.”The proposed settlement calls for Provident to pay $9 million into a fund for the victims of the alleged discriminatory lending. Payments will be dispersed by an independent administrator to borrowers identified by the agencies as victims in the case under the terms of the settlement. Provident will pay all expenses related to the use of the independent administrator.To view a copy of the government agencies’ complaint against Provident, click here. To view a copy of the consent order filed by the government agencies, click here. Home / Daily Dose / Justice Department, CFPB Settle With California Lender To Resolve Discrimination Claims Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Minor Missing Since 2017: It Shows Negligent Attitude And Incompetence Of UP Police In Cases Of Missing Children: Allahabad High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMinor Missing Since 2017: It Shows Negligent Attitude And Incompetence Of UP Police In Cases Of Missing Children: Allahabad High Court Sparsh Upadhyay27 Nov 2020 5:23 AMShare This – xIn the matter of a missing minor, who has been missing since 2017, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (26th November) rapped the Uttar Pradesh Police as it observed that “it shows the negligent attitude and incompetence of Uttar Pradesh Police and its personnels in cases of missing children.”The Bench of Justice Salil Kumar Rai further remarked,”The failure of the Uttar Pradesh Police or…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn the matter of a missing minor, who has been missing since 2017, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (26th November) rapped the Uttar Pradesh Police as it observed that “it shows the negligent attitude and incompetence of Uttar Pradesh Police and its personnels in cases of missing children.”The Bench of Justice Salil Kumar Rai further remarked,”The failure of the Uttar Pradesh Police or any department attached with it to recover the corpus and to produce it before this Court even though the petition was filed in 2019 and the corpus has been missing since 2017 does not speak well of the Uttar Pradesh Police and its officers.”The matter before the CourtThe grievance of the petitioner in this case was that the detenu Anchal @ Gaurav, who is Ramesh Chandra’s son, had gone missing. Later on, it came to the knowledge of Ramesh Chandra that his son had been forcibly detained by respondent No.4, Ramveer. An FIR against an unknown offender had been lodged and during the investigation of that FIR, a Final Report was submitted. In compliance with the notice issued by the Court, an affidavit/progress report dated 17.07.2019, was filed by the State.The Court found it “utterly unsatisfactory” and the Court on Tuesday (10th November) had remarked,”A citizen cannot be allowed to disappear. The compliance report is no more than a reproduction of the investigation into the crime, which does little service to tracing out, recovering and producing the detenu.”Court Proceedings on 26th NovemberLater on, by way of filing an affidavit, it was informed to the Court that “the case has been handed over to the C.B./C.I.D. at the instance of the National Human Rights Commission.” The Court directed that matter be put up again on 16.12.2020.The Court has directed the Superintendent of Police, C.B./C.I.D., District-Kanpur Nagar to produce the corpus, i.e., [email protected] in the Court.The Superintendent of Police, C.B./C.I.D., District-Kanpur Nagar has also been directed to be personally present in the Court on 16th December.It may be noted that the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Gwalior Bench) had recently rapped the Superintendent of Police, Bhind stating that “he has already lost the confidence of this Court.”The court also reprimanded the Police team/officers as they failed in their duty to trace out the missing corpus/minor girl and secure her presence.The bench of Justice G.S. Ahluwalia stated,”It appears that all the time, the police was merely making formalities for searching out the missing corpus as well as the respondent No.6. The father of the missing corpus/petitioner had also informed the police about the phone call made by the missing corpus and the location of the said mobile phone was also verified by the police but still, thereafter they did not do anything for the last more than five months on the pretext that they were afraid of COVID-19 pandemic.” (emphasis supplied)Also readTransferred Investigation In BHU Missing Student Case To CBCID: UP Govt. Tells Allahabad High CourtCase title – Anchal @ Gaurav v. State Of U.P. and 3 Others [Habeas Corpus Writ Petition No. – 612 of 2019]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

California faces public health emergency as death toll from fires soars to 50

first_imgXinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declared a public health emergency in California, where at least 50 people have died from multiple wildfires ravaging the state.“We are working closely with state health authorities and monitoring the needs of healthcare facilities to provide whatever they may need to save lives and protect health,” Azar said in a statement. “This declaration will help ensure that Americans who are threatened by these dangerous wildfires and who rely on Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have continuous access to the care they need.”Two massive blazes burning at opposite ends of the state have forced the evacuation of at least two hospitals and eight other health care facilities. A smoke advisory was issued for portions of Los Angeles County amid concerns that smoke from the fires could present a “significant health threat” for people with asthma and other lung conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Thousands of exhausted firefighters battling the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California appeared to be getting a handle on the two massive blazes. But authorities continued to find more bodies amid the scorched destruction.At least 50 people have been found dead from the fires, which have laid waste to more than 9,000 structures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Meanwhile, officials have warned of howling winds that could spawn more monster blazes with the slightest spark.There’s a new extreme fire danger in San Diego County, where wind gusts of up to 86 mph were recorded early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.The blustery condition prompted red flag warnings for the San Diego area, signaling extreme fire danger through at least Wednesday, officials said.Some schools in San Diego County were closed Tuesday, and San Diego Gas & Electric took the precautionary measure of shutting off electricity in some fire-prone areas of the county to avoid new blazes, officials said.Firefighters, with the help of out-of-state fire crews, were showing progress in their twin battles to subdue the widely-destructive blazes that have blackened a combined acreage larger than the size of New York City.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Head Coach of the Evansville Thunderbolts Arrested For Drunk Driving

first_imgHead Coach of the Evansville Thunderbolts Arrested For Drunk DrivingJANUARY 19TH, 2019PAUL WILCOXEN EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe head coach of the Evansville Thunderbolts was arrested early Saturday morning by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s department for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.Ian Patrick Moran, 46, was booked at 5:13 this morning in the Vanderburgh County Jail.According to the affidavit, at 2:33 a.m., a Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputy was stopped at the intersection of Stockwell Ave. and the Lloyd Expressway when a gray Ford Edge approached the deputy from behind at a high rate of speed.The deputy followed the vehicle through the intersection, having to accelerate up to 75 MPH to catch up.While following the Edge, the deputy observed the vehicle traveling in the left lane, crossing the fog line and going toward the concrete median, but corrected before making contact.The affidavit also states that, once the deputy approached the vehicle from the passenger side, he could, “smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle.”Moran told the deputy that the reason he was swerving was that he was on his phone, but when he reached for his glove box, “his fingers fumbled around before being able to open the compartment.” The deputy asked Moran how much he had to drink and he replied, “not much.”After Moran admitted to the deputy that he was drinking, he agreed to a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.“Ian was unable to maintain the starting position as I gave him instructions,” the affidavit noted. “Ian started the test before I instructed him.”Moran was also asked to stand on one leg but swayed side to side before placing his foot down. The test ended before the allotted 30 seconds due to safety concerns for Moran.Moran was offered a portable breath test and a chemical test and refused both. At that point, Moran was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of the patrol car. Once at the Confinement Center, Moran again refused the take a chemical breath test.Bond has not been set.This story will be updated when more information is available.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Governor Mike Pence Issues Statement on Passing of Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut

first_imgIndianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement on the passing of William H. Hudnut III, Indianapolis’ longest-serving mayor.“Karen and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Bill Hudnut was a one-of-a-kind leader whose faith, leadership and boundless enthusiasm inspired all of us who knew him. We send our love and prayers out to Beverly, his family, friends and all who mourn this uniquely gifted man. God bless you, Mayor. Your leadership and love for Indianapolis transformed our capitol city and will never be forgotten.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img