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first_img Return to article. Long Description Return to article. Long Description https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0506_LOBE-4-web.jpgA system developed by Rice University engineering students is designed to monitor high intracranial pressure within the skulls of infants, a condition that affects more than 400,000 every year. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0506_LOBE-1-web-1.jpgRice University senior engineering student Sammi Lu attaches a sensor to a mannequin to test a noninvasive system designed to monitor intracranial pressure in infants. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) A system developed by Rice University engineering students is designed to monitor high intracranial pressure within the skulls of infants, a condition that affects more than 400,000 every year. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Rice University senior Sammi Lu watches as her classmate, Tensae Assefa, attaches a sensor to the head of a mannequin set up to help them monitor intracranial pressure. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University senior bioengineering students created a noninvasive device to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. From left, Tensae Assefa, Sammi Lu, Kiara Reyes Gamas, Brett Stern and Patricia Thai. Photo by Jeff Fitlow-30-Visit the team’s website at http://oedk.rice.edu/Sys/PublicProfile/47560580/1063096Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsVideo: https://youtu.be/jYE5xEhTG5gVideo produced by Brandon Martin/Rice UniversityRelated materials:Rice Department of Bioengineering: https://bioengineering.rice.eduBrown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduImages for download: FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Rice University senior bioengineering students created a noninvasive device to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. From left, Tensae Assefa, Sammi Lu, Kiara Reyes Gamas, Brett Stern and Patricia Thai. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0506_LOBE-3-web-5.jpgRice University senior Sammi Lu watches as her classmate, Tensae Assefa, attaches a sensor to the head of a mannequin set up to help them monitor intracranial pressure. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long Description Return to article. Long DescriptionA system developed by Rice engineering students is designed to monitor high intracranial pressure within the skulls of infants, a condition that affects more than 400,000 every year. Photo by Jeff FitlowThe sensor feeds a processing unit that displays the numerical pressure level on an LCD screen. The system also stores data on an external SD card for later interpretation by other medical professionals.“In actual cases, prolonged levels of ICP are more problematic than random spikes,” Lu said. “So we’ve built in an alarm system through LED lights and a buzzer.”The bandages are already in common use to dress wounds, Reyes Gamas said. “We tested it,” she said. “We put it on our arms and it stayed on for nine days. It will not come off unless you use ethanol on it. And we didn’t avoid any activities like exercising or showering; it’s pretty stable.“We also tested the sensor itself to see if there was any change in accuracy over time in ideal conditions,” she said. “We found it was very consistent throughout.”Dr. Sandi Lam, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Vijay Ravindra, a pediatric neurosurgery fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital, worked with the team, who were advised by Sabia Abidi, a postdoctoral teaching fellow of bioengineering at Rice.center_img Share1NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to video and high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduStudents respond to pressure – in babiesRice U. team’s intracranial pressure monitor will help docs diagnose infants at risk of brain damageHOUSTON – (April 30, 2019) – Feeling the soft spot atop a newborn’s head can give a doctor a sense of whether there’s too much pressure inside, but Rice University bioengineering students have found a way to get more comprehensive data without an invasive procedure.The student team at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering created a seemingly simple but sophisticated system to monitor high intracranial pressure (ICP) within the skulls of infants, a condition that affects more than 400,000 every year. ICP can be caused by trauma to the brain and is a marker for hydrocephalus, a buildup of excess cerebral spinal fluid within the brain’s ventricles.Their Bend-Aid, created in collaboration with Texas Children’s Hospital doctors at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, combines an old-school adhesive bandage with a sensor that has the potential to replace two current techniques: Palpating the child’s soft spot to get a general sense of pressure, or drilling into the skull to insert an accurate but highly invasive sensor. A system developed by Rice University engineering students is designed to monitor high intracranial pressure within the skulls of infants, a condition that affects more than 400,000 every year. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0506_LOBE-2-web.jpgRice University senior bioengineering students — from left, Sammi Lu, Brett Stern, Tensae Assefa and Patricia Thai — set up a test of their system to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Rice University senior bioengineering students created a noninvasive device to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. From left, Tensae Assefa, Sammi Lu, Kiara Reyes Gamas, Brett Stern and Patricia Thai. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long Description https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0506_LOBE-6-web-3.jpgRice University senior bioengineering students created a noninvasive device to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. From left, Tensae Assefa, Sammi Lu, Kiara Reyes Gamas, Brett Stern and Patricia Thai. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Return to article. Long DescriptionRice senior Sammi Lu attaches a sensor to a mannequin to test a noninvasive system designed to monitor intracranial pressure in infants. Photo by Jeff FitlowThe non-invasive method created by seniors Sammi Lu, Kiara Reyes Gamas, Tensae Assefa, Patricia Thai and Brett Stern allows clinicians to monitor babies for as long as necessary to build a record of intracranial pressure over time that would be impossible to acquire through occasional palpitation.“What physicians usually do is feel the soft spot where the skull hasn’t fused together yet,” Thai said. “If it’s tense, that’s a sign of higher pressure. If it’s sunken, it’s low pressure. But it’s really subjective between doctors and previous research showed it’s not very accurate.“There’s a need for a quantitative and continuous method to measure pressure in the skulls of infants, to see changes in ICP over time,” she said.The team embedded a soft, ribbon-like sensor with a 2.2-inch working length into a bandage that, when affixed to the baby’s head, reports to a data processor when bent in or out by the changing shape of the soft spot, called the fontanelle. The fontanelle generally closes after 18 months as the skull plates fuse.“From our literature search, we discovered there is a correlation of ICP levels within the skull space and the bending level of the fontanelle,” Lu said. The team used that data to build a mathematical model that correlates the sensor’s bending angle to standard measures of ICP. Rice University senior bioengineering students — from left, Sammi Lu, Brett Stern, Tensae Assefa and Patricia Thai — set up a test of their system to monitor intracranial pressure in newborns. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long Description Rice University senior engineering student Sammi Lu attaches a sensor to a mannequin to test a noninvasive system designed to monitor intracranial pressure in infants. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Rice University senior engineering student Sammi Lu attaches a sensor to a mannequin to test a noninvasive system designed to monitor intracranial pressure in infants. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)last_img read more

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Moscow Denies Having Compromising Information About Trump

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first_img Share Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov listens for a question during his news conference at the ASEAN Russia summit, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) US Moscow Denies Having Compromising Information About Trump By The Associated Press January 11, 2017 Updated: January 11, 2017 MOSCOW—A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denied allegations that the Kremlin has collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, deriding the claim as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.”“This is an evident attempt to harm our bilateral ties,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. “The Kremlin does not engage in collecting compromising information.”A U.S. official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that intelligence officials had informed Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not allowed to publicly discuss the matter.After news reports were published about the briefing, Trump tweeted: “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017Peskov dismissed the report but commented that the allegations could be used to keep American politicians from wanting to improve ties with Russia. Related CoverageFBI Director: Russians Hacked Republican Campaigns, Groups“We should treat it with humor, but there is a sad side to it, too,” he said. “There are people who are whipping up this frenzy, who are doing their best to keep this witch hunt going.”Peskov described the report as part of efforts to “keep harming the relations, not allow anyone to think about whether this is in the interests of both countries, the interests of the global community and what can be done to move from a total confrontation to a more constructive approach.” center_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Pentagon Evaluating US West Coast Missile Defense Sites

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first_img US News A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. (U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo) Show Discussion Share Share this articlecenter_img SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missiles, similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack.The accelerated pace of North Korea’s ballistic missile testing program in 2017 and the likelihood the North Korean military could hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear payload in the next few years has raised the pressure on the U.S. government to build-up missile defenses.On Wednesday, North Korea tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can fly over 8,080 miles (13,000 km), placing Washington within target range, South Korea said on Friday.Congressman Mike Rogers, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs the Strategic Forces Subcommittee which oversees missile defense, said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), was aiming to install extra defenses at West Coast sites. The funding for the system does not appear in the 2018 defense budget plan indicating potential deployment is further off.“It’s just a matter of the location, and the MDA making a recommendation as to which site meets their criteria for location, but also the environmental impact,” the Alabama Congressman and Republican told Reuters during an interview on the sidelines of the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. When asked about the plan, MDA Deputy Director Rear Admiral Jon Hill‎ said in a statement: “The Missile Defense Agency has received no tasking to site the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense System on the West Coast.”The MDA is a unit of the U.S. Defense Department.Congressman Rogers did not reveal the exact locations the agency is considering but said several sites are “competing” for the missile defense installations.Rogers and Congressman Adam Smith, a Democrat representing the 9th District of Washington, said the government was considering installing the THAAD anti-missile system made by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp, at west coast sites.The Congressmen said the number of sites that may ultimately be deployed had yet to be determined.THAAD is a ground-based regional missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and takes only a matter of weeks to install.In addition to the two THAAD systems deployed in South Korea and Guam in the Pacific, the U.S. has seven other THAAD systems. While some of the existing missiles are based in Fort Bliss, Texas, the system is highly mobile and current locations are not disclosed.A Lockheed Martin representative declined to comment on specific THAAD deployments, but added that the company “is ready to support the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. government in their ballistic missile defense efforts.” He added that testing and deployment of assets is a government decision.In July, the U.S. tested THAAD missile defenses and shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). The successful test adds to the credibility of the U.S. military’s missile defense program, which has come under intense scrutiny in recent years due in part to test delays and failures.Currently, the continental U.S. is primarily shielded by the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD) in Alaska and California as well as the Aegis system deployed aboard U.S. Navy ships. The THAAD system has a far higher testing success rate than the GMD.The MDA told Congress in June that it planned to deliver 52 more THAAD interceptors to the U.S. Army between October 2017 and September 2018, bringing total deliveries to 210 since May 2011.North Korea’s latest missile test puts the U.S. capital within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal-stage guidance, and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.By Mike StoneIf you enjoyed reading this article, please share on social media to support The Epoch Times.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Pentagon Evaluating US West Coast Missile Defense Sites By Reuters December 3, 2017 Updated: December 3, 2017last_img read more

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Shooting at Kentucky High School 1 Dead 5 Shot

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first_img Shooting at Kentucky High School: 1 Dead, 5 Shot By Jack Phillips January 23, 2018 Updated: January 23, 2018 At least five people have been shot at a high school in Marshall County, Kentucky, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, according to officials.Officials confirmed that one person died in the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton.“Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in a statement. Everyone please stop and pray for those at Marshall County High School.— KY HIGH FOOTBALL (@KYHighFootball) January 23, 2018 Share this article  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   ALERT: KSP has confirmed a school shooting at Marshall County High School with multiple victims, one of which has been pronounced dead. KSP Post 1 is setting up a media staging area and more details will available soon— KY State Police (@kystatepolice) January 23, 2018 The shooter has been apprehended, Fox17 reported.More details about the shooting have not been revealed. Show Discussion Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us…— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018 (Google Maps) Horrible situation with a tragic shooting at Marshall County HS. Please keep those involved & first responders in your hearts right now. Prayers to Marshall County.— Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY) January 23, 2018 US News (Google Street View) (Google Earth screenshot) Rep. James Comer of Kentucky also tweeted: “My thoughts & prayers go out to the students & faculty at Marshall County High School where there has been a tragic school shooting.”Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, also tweeted: “Closely tracking reports of the tragedy in Benton, #Kentucky at Marshall County High School and my thoughts are with the students, teachers, faculty, and the entire community. Thank you to the first responders who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.”A Benton Elementary Schools representative told FOX17 in Nashville that all students and staff were safe.Fox17 reported that victims are en route to the hospital. A spokesperson, Tavia Smith, said that two injured students are being transported by a medical helicopter to a hospital.The FBI office in Louisville said that it is currently “working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.”Marshall High School was reportedly placed on lockdown amid an investigation.Benton is located about 120 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Share Recommended Video: How doctors in China turn into murdererslast_img read more

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Conor McGregors Coach Calls for Criminal Charges in PostFight Melee

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first_imgConor McGregor getting assaulted by Zubaira Tukhugov after the fight. COWARD. #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/xRGKWYQ0TY— Rob Brown (@RobBrownBetting) October 7, 2018 Show Discussion Conor McGregor’s Coach Calls for Criminal Charges in Post-Fight Melee By Tom Ozimek October 10, 2018 Updated: October 10, 2018 QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The UFC featherweight also denied that McGregor punched him, which some have argued was the case in video footage of the brawl. “Tell everyone who thinks I was hit, where? Where, nothing. Just this cop pushed me away, on the video, as if I was hit, in short. Not missed, was not even close.” Sports News Share Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, said that whoever attacked the Irish fighter in the Octagon after his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, should face criminal charges.Kavanagh, speaking to UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his MMA podcast, said that while Khabib’s actions were forgivable, there should be serious ramifications for those who attacked McGregor inside the cage.“If Khabib had done that isolated, I didn’t think it [would have been] that big a deal,” said Kavanagh. “He didn’t really hit Dillon, a bit of pushing and pulling, who cares.”“[But if] you’re a man coming up and hitting—it was absolutely dangerous—he was a trained fighter, bare knuckles, and he’s hitting a guy who’s tired from some hard rounds, who’s taken some headshots, and he went for the illegal shot. There’s a reason you’re not [allowed to hit] the stem of the brain there.”“There have to be ramifications for that,” Kavanagh said.“You can’t allow that to happen again,” Rogan replied. Joe Rogan interviews Conor McGregor File photo of commentator Joe Rogan (L) interviewing UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor during his weigh-in for UFC 202 at MGM Grand Conference Center on Aug. 19, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)“An example has to be made so that other people in the height of it go, ‘Wait a second, it’s not just a slap on the wrist. Something substantial happens if you do something criminal,’” Kavanagh said. “It’s assault.”On Monday evening, Las Vegas Police confirmed no arrests were made following the fight.A statement read “LVMPD officers assisted with breaking up several small fights that took place after Saturday night’s UFC main event in Las Vegas.”“After all parties were separated, no one involved wished to press charges and no arrests occurred,” the statement read, according to Fox Sports.Spectacular Win Turns Into All-in BrawlNurmagomedov (27-0) beat McGregor (21-4) in the fourth round Saturday, clinching a submission victory via what UFC officials and commentators have alternatively identified as a rear naked choke or a neck crank.The visibly upset Russian then scaled the Octagon fence and pounced on McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis, sparking a chaotic intervention by security staff who immediately separated the two men.McGregor was also seen trying to punch a member of Nurmagomedov’s entourage who was in the Octagon.Then another man, who had climbed into the Octagon, hit McGregor while he wasn’t looking.McGregor and Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 Conor McGregor (blue gloves) grapples against Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. A brawl broke out moments later, resulting in the arrest of 3 of Numagomedov’s team-mates. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)‘I Slapped Him As Promised’Zubaira Tukhugov, a member of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team, took to social media after the brawl and bragged about striking McGregor.“I slapped him as promised,” said Tukhugov. “I promised to make him answer for his words and I did.” Tukhugov is a member of the UFC featherweight roster. The Chechen-born fighter was scheduled to confront McGregor’s longtime teammate, Artem Lobov, at UFC Fight Night 138 later this month, according to sportbible.com. Tukhugov’s involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl may now preclude that fight from taking place.UFC boss Dana White told reporters the individuals who struck McGregor during the brawl “will never fight here,” MMA Junkie reported.Complaints To Be Filed Against Both FightersIn the aftermath of the brawl, the Nevada State Athletic Commission said it plans to file complaints against both fighters.Commission chairman Anthony Marnell told ESPN on Monday that the board is investigating the Saturday fracas.Nurmagomedov, from Russia, had his $2 million purse held with a complaint pending, multiple media outlets reported. McGregor received his $3 million payment, but that was before the NSAC saw the video that implicated the Irish star of post-fight wrongdoing as well.“We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” Marnell told ESPN. “Because we withheld one purse, we will have to move expeditiously to a complaint and hearing. We have held 100 percent of one of the fighter’s money. Temporary suspensions will be out shortly, and we’re shooting for a final hearing date in November.”The NSAC still could sanction other people involved, Marnell said. Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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first_img Share Civil Rights Pioneer Honored by Department of Interior By Kristen Meriwether, Epoch Times October 29, 2018 Updated: October 30, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke has added the historic home of attorney A.P. Tureaud Sr. to the African American Civil Rights Network on Oct. 29. The designation marks the second time in a week the Trump administration has publicly recognized the African-American experience.“This home represents the sacrifice of a man who dedicated his life work to the betterment and unity of a nation, and may it serve as a place of reflection on the past and education to the future,” Zinke said in a press release.Tureaud, a civil-rights attorney in Louisiana, was a major contributor to the civil-rights movement. He dedicated his career to desegregating the school system in Louisiana.In the early 1950s, Tureaud challenged a policy at Louisiana State University that did not allow enrollment by African-Americans. He also fought to desegregate public schools in New Orleans following the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ruled racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.Tureaud was the chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. His actions were a catalyst for the New Orleans school crisis of 1960–61, which helped desegregate New Orleans schools. In the most famous incident of the crisis, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges was escorted by federal marshals to attend William Frantz Elementary School. The moment was later captured by Norman Rockwell in his famous painting, “The Problem We All Live With.”“A.P. Tureaud is an inspirational example of how dedication, perseverance, and a deep belief in doing what’s right can change the world for the better,” Congressman Steve Scalise said in a press release. “Despite facing death threats and violence, Tureaud refused to be intimidated and successfully helped end segregation in New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana.”Tureaud’s home marks the fifth historic site within the African American Civil Rights Network, which was created to include historic locations that tell the history of the civil rights movement from 1939 to 1968. Legislation to create the network was introduced in 2017 and signed by President Donald Trump in January.The first designation was created in February in honor of Black History Month. Zinke dedicated a mural depicting the 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert by famed opera singer Marian Anderson. US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share this article The A.P. Tureaud, Sr. House in New Orleans, La. on June 25, 2011. (Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons) Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img Share this article Police Officer Who Shot Woman to Death Sentenced, Apologizes in Court By Zachary Stieber June 7, 2019 Updated: June 7, 2019 US News Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, right, with attorneys Peter Wold, center, and Thomas Plunkett, left, walks out of the the Hennepin County Government Center on April 25, 2019. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune/AP)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img A Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 12 and a half years in prison for the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911, and he apologized in court for “taking the life of a perfect person.”Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia. Noor shot Damond when she approached his squad car in the alley behind her home.Noor’s lawyers had argued for a light sentence, saying sending him to prison would only compound the tragedy, and that incarceration won’t let him do service to make amends for killing Damond.But Judge Kathryn Quaintance sentenced the 33-year-old to a sentence identical to the recommendation under state guidelines.police officer sentenced in killing – In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a poster of Justine Ruszczyk Damond is displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis. Mohamed Noor, a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the shooting of Damond, was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison on June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, File)An emotional Noor, his voice breaking as he spoke about the shooting for the first time, said he can’t apologize enough. “I have lived with this and I will continue to live with this,” Noor said, as reported by CBS News. “I caused this tragedy and it is my burden. I wish though that I could relieve that burden others feel from the loss that I caused. I cannot, and that is a troubling reality for me.”Noor said from the moment he pulled the trigger he felt fear and when he saw her body on the ground he was horrified.“Seeing her there, I knew in an instant I was wrong,” Noor said. “The depth of my error has only increased from that moment on. Working to save her life and watching her slip away is a feeling I can’t explain. … It leaves me sad, it leaves me numb, and feeling incredibly lonely. But none of that, none of those words capture what it truly feels like.” In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force. (City of Minneapolis via AP, File)Prior to the sentencing, prosecutor Amy Sweasy called for the 12.5-year sentence recommended under state guidelines.“The law is not concerned necessarily with what’s good for the community,” Sweasy said. “The court must give a sentence proportional in severity to the crime committed.”A jury convicted Noor in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the United States and Australia who was engaged to be married a month after the shooting. Noor shot Damond when she approached his squad car in the alley behind her home.A memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Damond in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 11, 2017. (Aaron Lavinsky /Star Tribune via AP)Fiance RespondsDon Damond, Justine Damond’s fiance, said in a statement read in court that he lost his “beloved dearest friend.”“Dear Justine, I miss you so much every day. Every moment.” he read from a letter to her. “I don’t understand how such a thing could happen to you and us.”He said he saw the dress she was going to wear to their wedding in a store one week after she was killed.“I’m sorry I told you to call police that night. I thought they would have helped you and helped that woman,” he said.“I’m so sorry I had to sell our house which contained all those memories,” he also said. “Every time I went down that alley, I saw you walking in your pjs walking toward that police car toward that unexpected and violent death.”“It was at my direction you summoned your own death,” he added. “I have to live with that for the rest of my life.”Damond testified during the trial that his fiance heard noises behind their house and called him; he was on a business trip. He advised her to call the police.“All will be well,” he said he thought to himself after hanging up, reported the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.She called again to tell him that police officers had arrived at the house but she stopped responding to his texts and calls.He got a phone call hours later from a police officer.“He said, ‘Well, there’s been a shooting and we believe Justine is deceased as a result of that shooting,’ ” Damond testified. “And I, I, um, I, I was like—I couldn’t believe it. What do you mean shooting?”The Associated Press contributed to this report.From NTD News Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_imgCrime scene. (Geralt/Pixabay) Boy, 16, Shot Dead in Front of Father While Trying to Sell Xbox, Suspects on the Run By Mimi Nguyen Ly June 13, 2019 Updated: June 14, 2019 According to a news report by madison.com, released in April, the city of Gary in Indiana has the third-highest murder rate in the United States, based on data from 2015 to 2016.The FBI said in February that that crime in the country has declined in the first half of 2018 compared to 2017. The figures were compiled from more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies around the United States that submitted their crime data to the FBI.Robbery offenses decreased 12.5 percent, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses decreased 6.7 percent, and aggravated assault offenses declined 2 percent, the agency said. Rapes, however, increased by 0.6 percent.The full 2018 crime report will be released later this year in 2019. Follow Mimi on Twitter: @MimiNguyenLy Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The two suspects are believed to be from the area. They are described as men of African American appearance in their late teens to early 20s.One wore a black hoodie and the other wore a gray hoodie. Both were wearing basketball shorts according to police.Police are reminding the public to select safe places to meet strangers, such as police department parking lots, when arranging to sell or buy items through online platforms, WGN9 reported.“The Gary Police Department does not encourage buyers and sellers of these online apps meeting at unknown locations,” Hamady said in a release issued June 13, sighted by nwitimes.com.“If you are going to make a transaction with an individual online, you should choose a police station parking lot or a public place.”Police are searching for any surveillance footage that may have caught the suspects on camera.“The two suspects had to be from the neighborhood,” Hamady said. “They lured [Peluyera] into the area. Someone has to know these guys. In the case of the last teen who was shot, an anonymous tip helped us find the suspect. We are hoping someone will come forward with information this time, too.”Anyone with information is asked to call the police. They can request to speak to Detective Mike Equihua of the Lake/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3852, or the crime tip line at 866-274-6347. SO SAD: Johnny traveled with his father to Gary, Indiana to sell an Xbox to a person he met over a phone app. During the sale, a man pulled out a gun and shot the 16-year-old to death in front of his dad. Police are still searching for the suspects. https://t.co/HOfPeiYu0s— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) June 13, 2019 The teen was able to make it into his father’s car and his father drove a short distance to 51st Avenue and Maryland Street.There, his father called 911 around 6:05 p.m., a statement from Gary police said.Johnny was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:47 p.m. by the Lake County coroner, according to nwitimes.com. The coroner’s office concluded that the boy had died from the gunshot wound and his death was ruled as a homicide.center_img A teenage boy was shot dead in front of his father while trying to sell his Xbox in northwest Indiana.Two suspects are on the loose, according to local authorities.Johnny Peluverya, 16, of Merrillville, had come to the city of Gary with his father on June 12. They had arranged through an online sales platform to sell an Xbox game console to a buyer, according to the police and Lake County coroner’s office.During the meeting, Johnny’s father sensed that something was not right. Share The teen’s father was sitting in the car with him when he was shot to death. The dad was uninjured. https://t.co/3OZQ1VeTA2— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 13, 2019 Crime and Incidents The two men had asked Johnny if they could test the Xbox by using electrical outlets on the outside of two separate homes, according to nwitimes.com. Not long after, a silver handgun was pulled out, Gary police Commander Jack Hamady told the outlet.The father had spotted the gun and tried to warn his son.The 16-year-old was shot in the back as he tried to flee to the car, according to WGN9. He was carrying the Xbox at the time. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Lindsay Richardson APTN News Amnesty International

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first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsAmnesty International has launched a campaign to highlight the positive contributions of several Indigenous Quebecers in order to dismantle negative stereotypes.The French language campaign showcases the work and extraordinary feats in the arts, politics and cultural sector.“We’re doing this for the present moment, but it’s also for the future,” said Mikisew Awasish, a hockey player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. “For the youth growing up in communities, and youth with children — because society is evolving. Society is continually changing, and this has to be a part of it.”lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img

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Annual Pup Crawl Combines Local Favorites Craft Beer and Animals

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first_img E-Headlines Tuesday, February 9 at Worthy Brewing (495 NE Bellevue, Bend 97701)Thursday, February 11 at GoodLife Brewing Company (70 SW Century, Bend 97701)Friday, February 12 at Riverbend Brewing Company (2650 NW Division St, Bend 97701) Share. on January 28, 2016 Annual Pup Crawl Combines Local Favorites: Craft Beer and Animals Have a howling good time at a local brew pub during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. Join us for the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s 5th Annual Pup Crawl on February 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 from 4-7pm each night.Join us at any or all of the nights at eight great brewpubs.Tuesday, February 2 at 10 Barrel Brewing Company (1135 NW Galveston, Bend 97701)Thursday, February 4 at Deschutes Brewery (1044 NW Bond, Bend 97701)Friday, February 5 at Wild Ride Brew Company (332 SW 5th, Redmond 97756) This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass or growlette and beverage of choice. Purchase during any Pup Crawl Event.Logo Pint Glass & One Beverage $10Logo Growlette & Beverage $15Logo Glass & 1 Beverage at 3 Different Pup Crawl Nights $25Logo Growlette & 1 beverage at 3 Different Pup Crawl Nights $30Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. Thanks to our sponsors Shelly Hummel, Team Sell Bend of Keller Williams and Bend Studio, 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals.This is an evening for humans to raise money for the animals, please leave your dogs at home. For more information visit www.hsco.org or call 541.330.7096. Tumblr Facebook Twitter By CBN Pinterest Tuesday February 16 at Crux Fermentation Project (50 SW Division St, Bend 97702)Thursday February 18 at Craft Kitchen & Brewery (803 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR)Thursday February 18 at Atlas Cider (550 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR)Friday February 19 at Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Lodge (1441 SW Chandler, Bend 97702) Email LinkedIn Google+ 0last_img read more

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