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Joe Marler great prop try for the England Under 20’s

first_imgThursday Feb 11, 2010 Joe Marler great prop try for the England Under 20’s This is the great try that was scored by prop Joe Marler when England played Wales in the Under 20’s Six Nations opener last weekend at Kingsholm.England trailed Wales 8-6 at halftime, but came back to win the match in emphatic style, scoring six unanswered tries in the second half, winning the match 41-14 in the end.Marler, who plays for Harlequins, said he relished the challenge of facing Wales. “England against Wales is always a tough game, I was really looking forward to the confrontation and in the second half we just did the best we can.”He scored a fantastic try shortly after the break, breaking through two tackles then shifting into another gear to beat the last two defenders. He scored again later in the half.“We have got the ability and the talent and it’s about believing in ourselves. In the first half it wasn’t there and it took a few words at half-time to make us realise we were a better side than what we did in the first half. “It is great to see the forwards handling and offloading and that’s what the game’s all about. “You don’t want to play for your country and not enjoy yourselves and it’s good that we’re allowed to play that way,” he said. It’s great to see the speed of the young guy, despite his size. I’m sure we’ll hear more about him in the not too distant future. For now, this is one for the archives.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners

first_img Houses 2013 photographs:  Youngchae ParkPhotographs:  Youngchae ParkSave this picture!© Youngchae ParkText description provided by the architects. It is from the desire and will of the owner of this little house, to stand up to nature, that we begin to conceptualize the forms, material and relationship to the site. Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkThe client told us a lot about himself and his life. He said he wanted to have a house symbolizing his life, petite in size but un-yielding to the big mountains and the large world. Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkSo this 160square meter house takes in large views of surrounding mountain from each space; the 3 masses are open to the best view of the site: a simultaneous duel and conversation with nature.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkAt the same time, the interior of the house takes on a gentler aspect of nature; expressing the winding brook that passes the site.  The exterior material is concrete, hard and durable like that surrounding mountains.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkInterior material and surface treatment are simple and elegant, leaving large white surfaces to catch the light and shadows of nature. The Petit mont is not a retirement home, or a luxury country retreat, or a trophy house. It is a statement against and with nature.  It endures with nature, as long as the enduring qualities of its inhabitants.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos + non ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsVIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union BuildingVideos Share Year:  Save this picture!© Youngchae Park+ 22 Share Area:  175 m² Area:  175 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners Photographs South Korea Projects 2013 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses•Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea Architects: Chiasmus Partners Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus PartnersSave this projectSaveLe Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChiasmus PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYangpyeong-gunHousesWoodSouth KoreaPublished on January 20, 2014Cite: “Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners” 20 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


first_img Pia’s Villa / MMGS ARCHITECTS Projects CopyHouses•Sri Lanka Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Sri Lanka CopyAbout this officeMMGS ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSri LankaPublished on February 25, 2020Cite: “Pia’s Villa / MMGS ARCHITECTS” 24 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  2655 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Ramitha Watareka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Houses “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: VitrA, Sumith Nishantha, Vado TapsArchitect In Charge:Godridge SamuelProject Architect:Chathurika KulasingheEngineering:CLEF ConsultantsQuantity Surveyor:Construction Cost ConsultantsConstruction:D.E.De Silva & SonsCopy Writing:Zeenat Nadia FirdousLandscape Contractor:Sarath LandscapesPool Contractor:Infinity PoolsCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaText description provided by the architects. Pia Nesensohn from Austria adopted Sri Lanka as her second home and found a 68 perch land with dense foliage opening out to ‘Madu Ganga’ to build her tropical villa. Set on a site sloping towards the river at its rear, this building follows a simple plan with a manipulation of cubic forms, rustic materials and the topography of the verdant green landscape. Madu ganga’, located in the southern province of Sri Lanka, is a bio diverse river ecosystem rich in mangrove flora and fauna. The tropical climate brings in seasonal heavy rain showers and alternating periods of sunshine with lighter showers through the rest of the year.Save this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaMajority of the site is part of the riverside reservation and the building was designed on the available buildable land area with response to views of the river. A manipulation of form, openings and detailing, complemented by the use of natural and localized materials, the building is designed to be acclimatized to the local tropical climate. Rather than having the building on stilts, the building rests on ground, grounded and integrated with the natural slope of the site, designed to embrace its natural contours rather than contend against it, by means of retaining walls, ensuring minimal soil excavation and disturbance.Save this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaThe architectural experience involves progression from an elevated level by descending progressively down towards the rear garden – descending physically, yet the architectural experience progressively elevating itself. A ‘red gravel’ cascading pathway allows the user to progress down the sloping land from the access road along the length of one of the rubble characteristic walls. The entrance doorway punctures its way through this rubble wall, to the living area, which in turn opens out to a linear pool, embellished by a cluster of ‘Diyapara’ plants that grow along fair-faced concrete retaining wall in a higher-level garden.Save this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaSave this picture!Elevation and section AASave this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaThe living/dining area flanked between parallel sturdy walls finished in fair-faced rubble reveals itself out to vistas of Madu Ganga, framed by sparse areas of foliage on trees that line the banks of the river. The cut and polished cement floors of the living – dining area extend out beyond the designated space into the landscape, with its raised plinth adorned by lush green Peace Lilies (‘spathyphyllum’). Cantilevering outwards from the plane of the rubble walls, a fair-faced concrete cubic element encompassing two bedrooms with attached toilets, is punctured through the length facing views of the river, with center- pivoted louvered timber windows that serve multiple purposes- ventilation yet a climate buffer, a transitional in-built seating space and a fluid connection with nature.Save this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaThe louvers allow light to filter through the slits, creating a play of light patterns that animate the floor throughout day. By night, flows out through openings , lighting up the lush green vegetation and reflecting on the pool, the subtleness and warmness of the lighting accentuating the rustic modern materials. Cantilevers act as overhangs, protecting the spaces beneath from tropical showers. An organic meandering form inspired by nature’s curves demarcates the designed landscape from the natural, yet smoothly transitions through. Lighting effects amplify the lushness of the surrounding existing ‘Kos’(Jack tree- ‘Artocarpus Heterophyllus’) and ‘Kiri Palu’(‘Buchanania axillaris’) trees.Save this picture!© Ramitha WatarekaProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa Cook Kos Hotel / Mastrominas ARChitectureSelected Projects19 Douro Apartments / Motus ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: MMGS ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project Pia’s Villa / MMGS ARCHITECTSSave this projectSavePia’s Villa / MMGS ARCHITECTS Save this picture!© Ramitha Watareka+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Sharelast_img read more

Selma 50 years later — Fight’s still on against racism and for liberation

first_imgYouth protest police brutality on Pettus Bridge.WW photo: Minnie Bruce PrattSelma, Ala. — A jubilant, determined crowd of more than 100,000 people marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., from morning to afternoon on March 8 to mark the 50th Jubilee anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a key event in the Black Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s.Crossing the Pettus Bridge.WW photo: Minnie Bruce PrattThe vast majority of those participating were African American and working class. They came determined to defend their basic rights to assemble and to vote, rights fought for on the bridge on March 7, 1965. And they came determined to “march on” toward freedom.Represented was the complete breadth and depth of the Black nation within the U.S. — from revolutionaries to social clubs. People marched with their churches and with political organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the NAACP. There were hundreds of Masons in formal black suits and white shirts and the Eastern Star women’s auxiliary in white dresses. There were contingents from historically Black colleges and universities, Black sororities and fraternities, and from Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Clubs in New Jersey and North Carolina.A huge GirlTrek contingent marched “for the health of our bodies, our families, our communities,” honoring the names of Nzinga, Harriet, Sojourner, Fannie Lou and Ella on the backs of their blue T-shirts. There was a group from Baltimore Bois, “working to create an alternative space for Black masculinity.”Students UNITED on the Pettus Bridge.WW photo: Minnie Bruce PrattRepresentation of multinational working-class unity was strong, with many delegations present, including union machinists from Tennessee and Kentucky, local Montgomery workers with the National Association of Letter Carriers, Atlanta home-care workers building their “Raise Up for 15” campaign, and the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en La Lucha (Center of Workers United in the Struggle), which is organizing fast food workers.Nineteen busloads of United Auto Workers members from Detroit, Chicago and Greencastle, Ind., had come for the big rally the day before.Other social justice groups marched, asserting solidarity and overlapping connections in struggle. These included an informal Muslim group carrying solidarity signs in Arabic, as well as Planned Parenthood, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice and a group calling for same-sex marriage rights.Alabama has passed some of the most reactionary laws in the U.S. relating to immigrant rights and women’s reproductive access. Currently, the Alabama State Supreme Court is denying same-sex marriage rights in defiance of a U.S. federal court ruling.‘Bloody Sunday’ and FergusonMary Stephens, a nurse from Macon, Ga., commented to USA Today that she would not describe the “Jubilee Weekend” as a celebration, saying: “It is a continuation of the fight we have had for the past 50 years, and more.”KKK flier left at anti-prison-expansion display.WW photo: Minnie Bruce PrattOn “Bloody Sunday” in 1965, Alabama State Troopers and white supremacist vigilante squads brutally attacked a march over the bridge that was protesting the killing of voter rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. Stark images were seen worldwide of white police beating unarmed, nonviolent protesters with clubs, teargassing them and running them down with horses. The resulting wave of organizing, including the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march, built mass pressure that led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act by the U.S. Congress.Those rights have been steadily under attack in recent years. Important sections of the 1965 Act were voided by a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in a suit brought by white voters from “white-flight” Shelby County, Ala. In speeches over the Jubilee weekend, former U.S. presidential candidate the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “Selma was trumped and defeated by Shelby.” President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded that voting rights were “under siege.”Unacknowledged by these speakers is the increasing state repression of oppressed communities and against in-the-streets movement organizing.In the fall of 2014, a full-scale police and military assault was launched against the African-American community of Ferguson, Mo., as people protested the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a local white police officer. Protests against police racism and brutality subsequently spread nationwide and still continue.Ashley Yates, a Ferguson activist with #BlackLivesMatter, commented to the Huffington Post: “Mike Brown is our Jimmie Lee Jackson. We’re still seeing this very real history living and repeating itself today. We’re seeing the tear gas. … We’re seeing people oppressed for standing up for their rights.”Struggle in the streetsThe struggle on the ground and in the streets continues — including in Selma.In addition to legislative repression, the extralegal, white-vigilante Ku Klux Klan is still active in Alabama. On the morning of March 8, threatening Klan leaflets were discovered throughout Selma, including at a traveling display against prison expansion created by Michael O.G. Law of Philadelphia. The wheels of his truck were also sabotaged.Robert Jones, the grand dragon of the Local White Knights of the KKK, admitted in an interview that the Klan left about 4,000 flyers in the Selma and Montgomery area over the last two weeks, with propaganda against immigration and “against King,” referring to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.A local group resisting this racist, divisive propaganda is Students UNITED, a multinational organization of students from elementary through college age. Their goal is to provide all Selma children, 60 percent of whom live in poverty, with more educational chances. With art and protest, they emphasize “UNITY” and explicitly denounce racism in Selma. They have participated in protest marches against a recent public memorial to KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.On Jubilee March morning, Students UNITED led a march of about 2,000 people to demand the renaming of the Pettus Bridge. Edmund Pettus was a Confederate officer, adherent of white supremacy and thought to be a Klan member.Through the Jubilee weekend there was intense organizing for renewed, unified, grassroots struggle. At a series of workshops at the Brown Chapel AME Church, people came together to address problems of voting rights restrictions, immigration rights, pollution and environmental dangers, poverty and cuts/elimination of Medicaid, labor rights and lack of living wages, and the criminal injustice system. There were speakers on rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; unemployed people; and women.The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, spoke for an “anti-racism, anti-poverty, anti–war agenda.” Rev. Barber is a leader of the “Moral Mondays” movement against austerity assaults on public services and needs.There were powerful, militant attacks on the ruling class, and a call for building a people’s campaign for voting rights and against poverty.The weekend was a momentous gathering together of mass movements — those who are in the streets now, together with Black Civil Rights and Nationalist “foot soldier” veterans who militantly fought and won against Jim Crow segregation.In this gathering, people were striving for stronger unity and the possibility of tremendous motion forward. Their watchword was “March on!”Minnie Bruce Pratt was born in Selma, Ala. Other contributors to this story were Dianne Mathiowetz, Jimmy Raynor and Anne Pruden.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dear World: More than a portrait

first_imgprintSixty thousand portraits. One story.That is what Dear Wold has accomplished.The Dear World Campaign is a program that travels the world asking people to share their story. But this campaign is different from others, because people share their story by writing it on their skin.“Writing on someone is extremely intimate,” said executive producer of Dear World, Jonah Evans.He said it is an invitation to ask someone why they believe what they believe.“It’s beyond the ‘here’s the resume version of my life. Life is great just look at my Instagram feed.’” Evans said. “This is an acknowledgment that there’s more below the surface if you just ask.”Rachel Heffelfinger shares her story. “LBGTQ. Open & unapologetic” (Photo courtesy: Dear World)Rachel Heffelfinger, a sophomore habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing major, said that writing your story on your skin forces you to be vulnerable and open. It does not allow you to hide behind the comfort of being “safe.”“Everyone has something beautiful to share,” Heffelfinger said. “This gives people the opportunity to be real and show what you are truly passionate about.”Jack May shares his story: “Bless Others.” (Photo courtesy: Dear World)Jack May, a sophomore business major, said that Dear World bridges the gap between people and groups, letting everyone see the commonalities between one another.“It highlights the best part of TCU which is its people,” May said.Dear World began in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. After the city had gone through so much destruction, Evans said they asked people to share stories of encouragement, love, loss, fear and hope.Evans said during one shoot, a couple asked him if they could do something different. That is when he realized this movement and these stories were so much more than one city.Photo courtesy: Dear World“It became very clear that it wasn’t about New Orleans anymore,” Evans said. “It was unlocking something essential, that people want to share these stories.”Even if people do not have a story to tell at first, writing anything down can mean something to someone in a bigger sense, said Hawk Swearingen, a sophomore business major.Following his first Dear World photo, Hawk Swearingen tattooed “Live Well” on his chest. (Photo courtesy: Hawk Swearingen)Swearingen said he went to Dear World last year on a whim not knowing what to write. So he wrote “live well” randomly across his chest and took a picture. But, afterwards, he could not stop looking at the picture.“I never realized how much it meant to me,” Swearingen said.What he wrote resonated with him so much that the following summer Swearingen tattooed “live well” on his chest. It’s a reminder to “live everyday like your last, because it very well could be.”Will Jezek, director of Dear World at TCU, said he hopes this program will unite TCU’s campus.“It’s going to depict a sense of inclusion as well as reveal to our community that we are one together, Horned Frogs first,” Jezek saidHe said the program is about not just having the conversations now, but continuing to share these messages throughout the year.“It’s revealing some of the issues we don’t talk about on a daily basis,” Jezek said.Evans said that throughout everything — busy lives, schedules and day-to-day living — Dear World is a chance to step back and reflect on what gets you up in the morning and inspires you. Linkedin Linkedin Kacey Bowen Dear World is a story telling event that travels the world. Kacey Bowen Kacey Bowen + posts ReddIt Kacey Bowen TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowen Twitter Kramer claims 100th career win Facebook Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Previous articleTCU VGP (Ep. 12 – Nintendo blunders, Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and more)Next articleTCU football one win away from bowl eligibility Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebooklast_img read more

‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook ‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar Mary Kay Hoffman, left, and Cindy Durham, right, wait for the arrival of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Houston. Sen. Cruz has acknowledged that he traveled to Mexico for a family vacation this week as his home state was paralyzed by a deadly winter storm. In a statement Thursday, Cruz said he was returning to Texas. Local NewsStateUS Newscenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleCapitals get goals 3 ways, beat Sabres for 2nd straight winNext articleLew Krausse, who started Brewers’ inaugural game, dies at 77 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Adoption opportunity at ‘puppy palooza’ Saturday

first_img Published 12:00 am Friday, January 8, 2010 Those who are considering bringing a puppy into their home are encourage to attend Puppy Palooza on Saturday and take home their pick of the litter.Adult dogs are also available for adoption from the Troy Animal Shelter. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Juries struck for murder, drug trials Juries were selected Wednesday for the murder trial of a Troy man, set to begin Monday in the Pike County… read more In response to the need, the Troy Animal Shelter Coalition decided to hold an adoption event from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Tractor Supply Store at the old Goody’s location at Southland Village Shopping Center in Troy.The adoption event will be held indoors and out of the cold for the comfort of the puppies and their potential adoptive families.“All 22 puppies are mixed breeds,” said Su Green, adoption program chair. “Ten of the puppies are from one litter and seven from another. The others are from one and two litters. They are all about eight weeks old so they aren’t of age for vaccinations. Anyone who adopts one of the puppies will be asked to sign a contract agreeing to have their puppy spayed or neutered when it becomes of age. Vaccinations will be at the recommendation of a veterinarian.” Sponsored Content Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Adoption opportunity at ‘puppy palooza’ Saturday Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip These dogs and others from across the county can be viewed at Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Twenty-two pound puppies at the Troy Animal Shelter will be available for adoption on Saturday, Jan. 9.And, if puppies could talk, they would probably say how much they would like to go to a warm home with a loving family. But since animals can’t talk, someone has to do it for them.“These are the cutest puppies you have ever seen and, with the extremely cold weather we are having, it would be so wonderful for them to have a home to go to,” said Donna Schubert, chair of the Troy Animal Shelter Coalition/Pike Animal Shelter’s Founders Society. “All of these puppies would make great pets and we would certainly like to get them out of the shelter due to the weather.”last_img read more

Mom, 2 young children found dead in home may have been murdered, police say

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — A mother and her two young children have been found dead inside their New York City home just hours after the children’s father was picked up by authorities while wandering along a highway, according to the NYPD.Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call detailing an assault in progress at a Staten Island home about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, NYPD Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey said in a statement. When officers arrived, the home was filled with smoke, and the bodies of the 36-year-old mother and her children, ages 3 and 2, were discovered by firefighters after they extinguished the small fire, Corey said.The mother’s body was lying on a bed facedown, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.Authorities had picked up a 36-year-old man believed to be the children’s father at 7:48 a.m. while he was walking along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and transported him to the hospital for evaluation, Corey said.He underwent a psychological evaluation at the hospital, according to WABC-TV.The mother, whose name has not been released by authorities, was an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force, WABC-TV reported. The 911 call was placed by one of her coworkers, according to the station.The father, whose identity has not been made public, was also a member of the military, neighbor Rod Hamed, told WABC-TV. He describing him as a “nice guy,” the station reported.The case is being treated as a homicide, Corey said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.Police did not identify the children, either.The father has not been charged but is being considered a person of interest, according to WABC-TV.Police had been called to the home once before for a domestic dispute, the station reported.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

After the death of Marvin Scott in a Texas jail, advocates point to disparities over marijuana arrests

first_imgCourtesy Lee MerrittBy Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News(ALLEN, Texas) — The arrest and shocking death of Marvin Scott III in police custody have put a spotlight again on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests.Scott, a 26-year-old Black man, was arrested on March 14 on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Allen, Texas. Authorities say he had less than 2 ounces of marijuana on him at the time of the arrest. Following his arrest, he was taken to the hospital for acting erratically, police said, and transported to a county jail. He died later that day.Seven detention officers have now been fired for their alleged involvement in Scott’s death. Scott’s family says he had schizophrenia and was experiencing a mental health crisis while in custody. Officers said he began behaving strangely at the jail and they strapped him to a bed, used pepper spray and covered his face with a spit mask. The Collin County medical examiner has yet to release an official cause of death.“He was using [marijuana] to self-medicate after being two years diagnosed with schizophrenia,” Lee Merritt, a civil rights lawyer who is representing Scott’s family, told ABC News in an interview. “Here, in a largely white area [in Allen, Texas], Marvin stood out. He wasn’t even given the benefit of the doubt as someone who needed to go to a medical facility.”Merritt believes racial profiling and discrimination were involved in Scott’s arrest. In the United States, statistics show that there are stark racial disparities in the treatment and punishment of marijuana users. According to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union, a Black person is 3.64 times more likely to be arrested than a white person despite the fact that both groups use the drug at similar rates. In Texas, the disparity is slightly lower. According to pro-marijuana advocacy group Texas NORML, Black people are 2.6 times more likely to be arrested.Jax Finkel, executive director of Texas NORML, a pro-marijuana advocacy group, told ABC News that Scott’s arrest and subsequent death are “unconscionable.”“Nobody should be dying in a jail cell because they had plants on them,” Finkel said. “It reflects what we’ve seen a lot of across the country and in Texas.”Research done by the advocacy group found that Black residents accounted for almost 30% of all marijuana possession arrests in Texas in 2017.Many states are moving toward the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. New York, for example, just legalized recreational marijuana and expunged some former pot convictions. Yet some states, like Texas, continue to criminalize the drug.In Texas, having less than 2 ounces of marijuana, as Scott allegedly possessed, is a class B misdemeanor. It can be punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $2,000 fine.Finkel and her fellow activists have been demanding action from the Texas state legislature on the criminalization of cannabis use, and now a Texas House committee is scheduled to review several bills that could reduce penalties for marijuana possession. One piece of legislation on the docket — House Bill 99 — would end prosecutions of people caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana. It would also reduce the crime to a class C misdemeanor. If this bill passes, it would likely ensure an end to the arrests like Scott’s.“I don’t want to say that’ll make it a panacea and all of a sudden racial disparity will disappear because we know there’s more work to be done,” Finkel said. “Cannabis is just one part of the conversation when we’re talking about social justice.”Merritt said local officials have taken some steps to implement policy changes that safeguard against cases like Scott’s, but he also said there is a lot more to be done in the fight for justice.“The [Dallas] chief of police has stated that he’s passing new policies so that if someone is found with as little marijuana as Scott was, the policy is not to arrest them,” Merritt said. “This is an opportunity to address the disparities in marijuana policing and the consequences of that. The damage that the federal government has done with the war on drugs represents ongoing policies.”Texas NORML said those charged in low-level marijuana cases are saddled with unnecessary debt and a damaged public record.Other marijuana-related bills in Texas are scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, April 6. Lawmakers will also tackle issues like penalties on marijuana concentrates, drug paraphernalia and more.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK: RFA Wave Knight Refuels HMS Westminster

first_img November 29, 2012 View post tag: HMS View post tag: RFA Share this article UK: RFA Wave Knight Refuels HMS Westminster View post tag: Westminster Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: RFA Wave Knight Refuels HMS Westminster Sailors on HMS Westminster were treated to a meteorological phenomenon as their frigate took on fuel from tanker RFA Wave Knight in the Western Approaches. The two ships linked up in rough seas for the second time in little over a week as Westminster continued exercising and training, this time in company with HMS St Albans.Last week found HMS Westminster taking on board fuel from fleet tanker RFA Wave Knight in the Western Approaches while conducting simultaneous flight deck and anti-submarine operations (one Merlin helicopter flying stores, one towed array streaming).The ship’s company got quite excited at this ‘triple whammy’ (although they were rather less excited by the Force 9 gale which subsequently battered the Portsmouth-based frigate as storms hit the UK over the weekend… and left an unpleasant odour drifting down 2 Deck – Westminster’s main thoroughfare).This week finds HMS Westminster taking on board fuel from fleet tanker RFA Wave Knight – which is the official FOST tanker, supporting training involving RN and friendly warships going through Operational Sea Training off Plymouth.This time there was no simultaneous streaming array… but there were two simultaneous flight deck operations – Westminster’s own Lynx, plus the Merlin HMS St Albans, which was also exercising nearby.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 29, 2012; Image: RN View post tag: News by topic View post tag: wave View post tag: UK View post tag: Refuels View post tag: Knightlast_img read more