TCU looking for Kenny Hill to regain ‘swagger’ this season

first_imgFacebook Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleTCU School of Music celebrates 40th Jazz FestivalNext articlePatterson seeing glass half full with spring game around the corner Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell Linkedin Patterson said he’s looking for the confidence Hill showed at the beginning of last season to sustain the entire 2017-2018 campaign.“We need the swagger we saw early in the season from Kenny, and you have to look like throwing a pick doesn’t matter to you, but it does because you can’t let the rest of your offense know it matters or gets to you, and have to be able to give them that confidence,” Patterson said. “Trevone [Boykin] was great about it, he had ice in his veins, no matter how hard I got on him, and he was throwing the next throw, which is what you have to do.”With TCU running an Air-Raid, no-huddle, uptempo attack predicated on rhythm passing, the chemistry between Hill and the wide receivers is of the utmost importance.“The faster he gets in the flow of a game, the better a player he is,” Patterson said. “Point is, what do we have to do to get that done? Some quarterbacks, it’s throwing the quick throws.” Hill led Big 12 signal callers in rushing, and his 10 rushing touchdowns were second on the team to running back Kyle Hicks. Patterson said he has seen benefits when Hill gets involved early in a game with his legs.“Some quarterbacks, it’s running the football,” Patterson said. “We’ve got to find out with Kenny which one that is.”TCU returns to Amon G. Carter Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday for their annual spring scrimmage game. printTCU quarterback Kenny Hill was criticized for leading a Horned Frog offense that won only six games last season,  but head coach Gary Patterson isn’t convinced Hill should be scorned.“The quarterback gets blamed a lot for a lot of things, but to be honest with you it isn’t always the quarterback’s fault,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. “I think he lost a little bit of confidence at the end of the year and not all of it was his fault, I think maybe I was too tough on him.”Hill led the Big 12 in interceptions thrown with just 17 touchdown passes, but Patterson said his wide receivers were also culpable for the less than stellar season. ReddIt + posts Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twittercenter_img Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Patterson said TCU’s most recent quarterback to make it to the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin, needed at least two wide receivers in order to taste success for the Horned Frogs.“I think Trevone Boykin was a good player, but I also think Trevone Boykin was a good player because of Kolby Listenbee and Josh Doctson, and  wide receivers and quarterbacks have to grow together to be great,” Patterson said. “They have to live together, throw together, think together, spend time off the field together because that’s how you get better at all that stuff, and there has to be a chemistry otherwise you won’t become what you want to be become.”While wide receivers who demand the ball can be labeled divas, a la Terrell Owens, TCU wants to see that level of assertiveness from their pass-catchers.“We have to have a couple of wide receivers step up and say ‘I’m the guy: throw it to me and I’m going to catch it because that’s what great throwing offenses do,’” Patterson said. “Great wide receivers catch balls that aren’t perfect: too high, too low, too outside, or over the middle.”Hill also put in extra work to start next season on the right note by visiting quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in San Diego over spring break. Whitfield Jr. has trained some big name signal-callers at his camp in previous years, including Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, Braxton Miller and Tajhj Boyd. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TAGSkenny hillplayer in titlesport analysis Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU quarterback Kenny Hill looks to pass down field.(Photo By Sam Bruton/TCU 360 photographer). Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Repressive regulations target Internet freedom of expression

first_imgNews to go further March 9, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Reporters Without Borders condemns the new regulations for news and information websites that culture and information minister Abdul Aziz Khoja announced on 1 January. They reinforce the government’s already draconian efforts to censor the Internet, which has nonetheless continued to be an unprecedented space for expression in Saudi Arabia.According article 7 of the regulations, online media, the websites of traditional media and sites offering audio and video content or advertising will now have to apply to the culture and information ministry for a licence that will have to be renewed every three years. An applicant will have to be a Saudi national, aged at least 20, have a high school qualification and will have to be able to produce “documents testifying to good conduct.”These provisions are very repressive. They subject online publications to government approval and are clearly discriminatory. The age limit and high school diploma requirement will deprive many young people of their right to free expression, while foreigners are barred by the nationality requirement.All these online media will also have to identify the company that hosts them. This will allow the government to force the hosting company to suppress the site or its content and thereby render it inaccessible throughout the world.Online forums, blogs, personal websites, distribution lists, electronic archives and chat sites will henceforth have to be registered. Bloggers will able to identify themselves “if they want,” but anonymity is clearly regarded as undesirable. Receive email alerts Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information According to the regulations, the ministry would also have to approve the editor of each online newspaper, who will be the guarantor of the site’s entire content. It is not specified whether the editor would also be held responsible for the comments posted by readers. After an outcry about this provision, the minister yesterday promised to modify it. The ministry will now just have to be notified of the editor’s name. Its approval will not be required.According to article 17, any violation of these provisions will be punishable by a fine or by the website’s partial or complete blocking, which could be temporary or permanent. The fines could be as high as 100,000 riyals (20,000 euros), which constitutes a veiled form of economic censorship as many sites would be unable to pay. The ministry reserves the right to extend the applicability of the regulations.Under a law on technology use that took effect in January 2008, operating a website that supports terrorism is punishable by up to 10 years in prison while distributing pornographic content is punishable by up to five years in prison. The same law also provides for jail sentences for Internet café owners who allow their computers to be used to distribute content that violates “the Kingdom’s values.”Saudi Arabia is one of the 10 countries that Reporters Without Borders has identified as “Enemies of the Internet”. Online censorship is ubiquitous. The authorities say they are blocking hundreds of thousands of websites. The latest sites to be blocked include Elaph (www.elpah.com) and the pages about Saudi Arabia on the Arabic-language version of WikiLeaks.An online political news magazine, Elaph recently ran a story about the impact in political circles of the release by WikiLeaks of US diplomatic cables revealing that Saudi officials had urged the United States to attack Iran’s nuclear reactors. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more News January 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repressive regulations target Internet freedom of expression Newslast_img read more

DRI and ICCL Call for Department of Employment Affairs and Social…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick GAA Club Championship Games in April PostponedNext articleUniversity of Limerick ‘likely’ to become location for COVID-19 ‘field hospital’ if hospitals become ‘overwhelmed’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscover 19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post NewsDRI and ICCL Call for Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to suspend PSC Requirement forJobseeker applicants during COVID-19 pandemicBy Staff Reporter – March 16, 2020 287 Email Advertisement Designed by FreepikDigital Rights Ireland (DRI) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today called for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to suspend the unnecessary requirement for a Public Services Card for the thousands of applicants seeking social welfare support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.DRI and ICCL have been raising concerns regarding the DEASP and the legality of the Public Services Card since summer 2017. The Data Protection Commissioner has already found that the PSC violates privacy laws in a number of ways and ordered the destruction of 3.2 million PSC records. The Government has refused to comply and the case is now in the Circuit Court.“Whether or not the PSC’s illegality is upheld by the Circuit Court is almost beside the point in the face of a global pandemic,” commented Dr TJ McIntyre, DRI’s chair. “‪Now is not the time to require people to undergo time consuming, non-essential processes to access essential financial supports.‬”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are certain to see a rise in the number of layoffs and short time working in the coming days and weeks,” advised Liam Herrick, executive director of ICCL. “Anything that delays the ability of impacted workers to claim their social welfare entitlements and put food on their tables is unconscionable during a global health crisis. Any requirement to attend an Intreo centre for a mandatory face-to-face appointment, against health advice to practice social distancing, is simply unacceptable during this crisis.”“The PSC requirement extends the timeline from when people become eligible for social welfare payments to when they actually receive funds. This will leave laid-off workers who are normally paid weekly in a terrible situation,” pointed out McIntyre.The Government has acknowledged that the Department can manage claims via phone and email for applicants who are already in quarantine. This would ensure those customers will not lose out financially through non-attendance. We call on the Minister to set aside the unnecessary and unsafe PSC requirement for all applicants during Covid-19 and ensure that workers can urgently access the supports they need in this time of crisis. Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement

first_imgPrint SPEAKING on behalf of Limerick Chamber, the largest business representative body in the Mid-West, CEO Dee Ryan said “We regret to hear the announcement by Aer Lingus of its intention to close its base at Shannon. We acknowledge that this has been and remains an immensely difficult time for the aviation sector. It is devasting news for staff and their families. “Limerick Chamber is confident that market demand for services from Shannon Airport, including the critical Heathrow and transatlantic routes, will return once international travel resumes in post COVID era.  We look forward to the earliest possible indication from Aer Lingus of its intention to reinstate those routes as quickly as possible and we commit to working to support them in any way we can.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  “Today was a very disappointing day but not an inconceivable one – Limerick Chamber has been flagging since the onset of the pandemic, the vulnerable position that otherwise viable airports outside of Dublin are in. In our meeting last September with Ministers Ryan and Naughton, we advocated for direct intervention in support packages for airlines that would commit to reinstating critical links to regional airports and developing further new ones.  “Airlines are understandably making commercial decisions to reduce the seismic losses that they are experiencing but Government must engage immediately with Aer Lingus to explore all options to protect the base and services from Shannon.  “Action needs to happen now between government, airlines and stakeholders to identify what needs to be done so that airports outside the capital are supported in their efforts to secure route reconnection and are not last on the list to get services back. “The regions outside of Dublin have been worst hit economically by the pandemic because of their reliance on tourism and hospitality.  We cannot afford a lag in recovery time. It needs to happen in the regions as well as in Dublin and route connectivity is a critical piece of that recovery.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsBusinessLimerickTransportAer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statementBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2021 396 Facebook Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement TAGSAer LingusDee RyanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerickcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThree Things That Matter with Ann Blake | Guest: Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin (Singer, poet, and speaker)Next articleLKLadyPod #30 Professor Emilie Pine: Performing Memory, Democratising Feminism Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Industry Professionals Weigh In On Ocwen Settlement

first_img December 23, 2014 968 Views Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Institute Ocwen Settlements Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A day after Ocwen Financial Corp. announced a multi-million dollar agreement to resolve investigations by New York’s top regulator, investors and market watchers remain skeptical that the company’s problems are settled.On Monday, the Atlanta-based firm—one of the biggest mortgage servicers in the nation and the largest subprime servicer—announced it had agreed to pay $150 million for homeowner relief over allegations it conducted improper foreclosure procedures, used outdated and conflicting systems in managing its portfolio, and was involved in transactions with related companies that constituted conflicts of interest.In addition to the monetary settlement, Ocwen agreed to add two independent directors to its board and to install an independent monitor to supervise processes for up to three years. The agreement also included the resignation of Ocwen founder and executive chair William Erbey, who will leave the company in January.While the settlement brings an end to ongoing probes conducted by the New York Department of Financial Services and its chief, Benjamin Lawsky, the firm’s investors appear to remain shaken. Ocwen’s stock dropped 31 percent on Monday following the announcement, recovering slightly to finish the day at $16.01 (down 27 percent). The stock fell another 6.2 percent on Tuesday to close at $15.02.Meanwhile, Fitch Ratings maintained its negative watch on Ocwen’s servicer ratings. The agency downgraded the company’s ratings following reports that it had backdated potentially thousands of notes to borrowers regarding loan modifications and foreclosure notices.In a note released late Monday, Fitch noted it has had “long-standing concerns with Ocwen’s aggressive growth, heavy concentration of off-shore resources, and use of related companies” dating as far back as December 2011.Ocwen’s portfolio has seen massive growth in the last two years as the servicer pushed to acquire new business from banks burdened by heavy regulation. That growth has attracted scrutiny in the last year from regulators and experts concerned about its ability to manage its quickly expanding portfolio of troubled loans.For the servicing industry, the company’s difficulties in the last year serve as a warning against too-rapid expansion. Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Dallas-based trade group the Five Star Institute, said servicers in the future are more likely to take pause when considering new acquisitions.”This settlement ensures that there will be a heightened sense of responsibility for servicing loans or portfolios being acquired,” Delgado said. “Organizations have to be better equipped to provide the highest measure of service, no matter the circumstance or the condition of the book of business.”Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DSNews and DSNews.com. Industry Professionals Weigh In On Ocwen Settlement Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Industry Professionals Weigh In On Ocwen Settlement Five Star Institute Ocwen Settlements 2014-12-23 Tory Barringer Previous: Former Fannie Mae Exec Joins Redwood Trust Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 12/24/2014 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability

first_img Tagged with: builders California Energy Commission Construction Energy Efficient Homes home affordability Homebuyers Homes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News builders California Energy Commission Construction Energy Efficient Homes home affordability Homebuyers Homes 2018-05-10 Radhika Ojha Long seen as a frontrunner in clean energy goals, The Golden State has done it again by introducing a regulation that will make it mandatory for all new homes to install solar panels starting January 2020.  The California Energy Commission recently voted unanimously to adopt building standards that require all new homes to have solar panels as part of the energy council’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that focus on four key areas—smart residential photovoltaic systems, updated thermal envelope standards, residential and nonresidential ventilation requirements, and nonresidential lighting requirements.According to the council, the move aims to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent. While these new norms are likely to save consumers $80 on monthly heating, cooling, and electricity, they’re likely to add $40 to an average monthly mortgage payment for a typical 30-year mortgage for homeowners.“Under these new standards, buildings will perform better than ever, at the same time they contribute to a reliable grid,” said Andrew McAllister, Commissioner at the California Energy Commission. “The buildings that Californians buy and live in will operate very efficiently while generating their own clean energy. They will cost less to operate, have healthy indoor air and provide a platform for ‘smart’ technologies that will propel the state even further down the road to a low emissions future.”The new requirement, which got a unanimous vote at the commission, will come into effect in two years and according to The New York Times is “likely to add thousands of dollars to the cost of home when a shortage of affordable housing is one of California’s most pressing issues.”However, the council, as well as builders in California, are saying that the extra cost at the beginning will be recovered thanks to the lower energy bills. “With this adoption, the California Energy Commission has struck a fair balance between reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously limiting increased construction costs,” said Dan Dunmoyer, CEO and President of the California Building Industry Association.Dunmoyer said that it had worked with the Commission over the past 18 months on this regulation to make it possible to create a set of cost-effective standards to ensure that homebuyers could recoup the additional cost of home purchase due to these standards “over the life of the dwelling.” Home / Daily Dose / Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability May 10, 2018 1,789 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Which Region Has the Best Return on Rental Investment? Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on LRES, Black Knight, and More Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Victim Girl & Man In Love & Living Together For 4 Years Won’t Make POCSO Offence Compoundable Even If Girl Agrees To It: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesVictim Girl & Man In Love & Living Together For 4 Years Won’t Make POCSO Offence Compoundable Even If Girl Agrees To It: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay19 March 2021 5:17 AMShare This – xIn a significant ruling, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (16th March) held that once a victim girl gives a complaint about an offence under the POCSO Act, and the case is registered, it becomes an offence against State and the subsequent compromise won’t take away the offence. Underlining that any offence committed under the POCSO Act is not compoundable offence, the Bench of Justice…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 a significant ruling, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (16th March) held that once a victim girl gives a complaint about an offence under the POCSO Act, and the case is registered, it becomes an offence against State and the subsequent compromise won’t take away the offence. Underlining that any offence committed under the POCSO Act is not compoundable offence, the Bench of Justice P. Velmurugan observed, “The scope of the (POCOS) Act is very clear, mere falling in love is not an offence but a person who is above 18 and who had sexual assault intentionally against a child who is under 18 years is an offence.” The matter before the Court A case was registered against the Petitioner for the offence u/s.5(l) read with 6 of the POCSO Act and after trial, the petitioner was convicted and sentenced to undergo 10 years R.I. Challenging the said judgment, the appellant/petitioner moved Madras High Court and during the pendency of the appeal, he filed the instant application under Section 482 and 391 Cr.P.C. While Section 482 of CrPC deals with inherent powers of the High Court, Section 391 relates to the Appellate Court’s power to take further evidence or direct it to be taken. The instant application sought taking of additional evidence of the victim by recording her deposition before the court and marking the affidavit filed by the victim. In the said affidavit, it was stated by the Girl that both the appellant and the victim girl are living together for the past four years and they are living and they settled the matter and therefore, prayed to allow the appeal and to set aside the order of the trial court and let them live peacefully. The Counsel for the petitioner stated before the Court that he filed the petition before the trial court along with the affidavit filed by the victim girl even during the trial, but the same was rejected. It was also submitted that even during the trial, the victim had filed the petition praying to further examine herself as she intended to untold the truth before the trial court u/s.311 Cr.P.C., however, the said petition was dismissed. State’s submission The Government Advocate (Criminal Side) submitted that despite having sufficient opportunities, the appellant had not let in any evidence or produced any documents before the Trial Court. It was further submitted that after trial, in order to escape from the clutches of law, he filed the petition before the trial court, the same was rightly dismissed as it was not maintainable under law. Now the petition had been filed before the court. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted that before the trial court, the victim girl had deposed and further her statement was also recorded u/s.164 Cr.P.C. before the Magistrate, wherein she had clearly stated that the appellant had committed the offence. Significantly, noting that at the time of the commission of offence, the victim child was aged under 18 and hence, the victim is a child under Section 2(1)(d) of the POCSO Act, the Court observed, “The evidence of the victim girl is very clear that she was at the age of 17 years on the day of occurrence and the appellant had made a false promise that he would marry her and against her will, he had forceful penetrated sexual intercourse repeatedly with her, subsequently, he refused to marry her.” Further, the Court noted that after the completion of examination of prosecution witnesses, the appellant convinced the victim girl and filed an affidavit and even in the affidavit, the victim girl had not stated that no such occurrence occurred, but, she had only stated that for four years they had been living together. Significantly, the Court ruled, “Even assuming that victim girl had fallen in love with the appellant and admitted that they are living for four years, even on the date of commission of the offence, provisions of POCSO Act attract. It is not a compoundable offence. Subsequently, she cannot turn it to compound the offence.” Lastly, underlining that in order to protract the case and escape from the clutches of law, the petitioner had filed the petition, the Court found no merit in the petition and thus, the petition was dismissed. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Number of people in ICU with Covid below 40 for first time in 2021

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews 38 people with Covid-19 were in ICU last night – the first time the figure has fallen below 40 in 2021.Across public hospitals there were 132 patients with the virus.6 of them are being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital with 1 person in ICU with the virus.The national 14-day incidence rate has fallen by 9 percent in the past week to 134 cases per 100,000 people. That figure in Donegal remains the highest in the country at 306.5 cases per 100,000 people.It comes as the Department of Health is considering a revised vaccine roll-out plan for the summer which would scrap the age-based approach currently adopted.Consultant pathologist at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, Bill Tormey, believes now is the time to change the vaccination method:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tormey8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Number of people in ICU with Covid below 40 for first time in 2021 Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleFans could be back watching Finn Harps and Donegal in July/AugustNext articleEfforts need to continue to bring virus under control in Donegal – Dr Breslin News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img WhatsApp Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – May 5, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

2nd Binghamton University student murdered in 5-week span

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the second time in five weeks a student at Binghamton University has been arrested for murdering a fellow classmate.Michael Roque, 20, was arrested on Monday night for allegedly stabbing to death freshman engineering student Joao Souza on Sunday, police said. Souza, 19, was born in Brazil and attended high school in Rye Brook, New York, before attending Binghamton, according to New York ABC station WABC.Binghamton University police said the two were known to each other, and the attack wasn’t random.Roque is being held at Broome County Jail in Binghamton, located in upstate New York.“He’s probably the last person I would think of who would be confrontational or get into a fight,” Christian Gonzalez, Souza’s club soccer coach, told WABC. “It’s really unimaginable what happened and we’re all heartbroken.”Souza was murdered just 37 days after fellow Binghamton student Haley Anderson was found dead at an off-campus apartment. Anderson was allegedly murdered by fellow nursing student and ex-boyfriend Orlando Tercero, according to police. The death of Anderson garnered national attention after Tercero fled the country to Nicaragua, where he had relatives living.Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger released a statement on Monday addressing the safety of students on campus in the wake of the pair of murders.“As president, my top priority is keeping everyone in our campus community safe. I want to reaffirm to you Binghamton University’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately, we live in a time where violence is part of society, and, as a campus of 17,000+ students and several thousand faculty and staff, there are occasions where violence will intrude on our campus. We will continue to focus on keeping ours a safe campus, with a fully-empowered state law enforcement agency that works closely with the residential communities to protect life and property.”Tercero, 22, was arrested in Nicaragua on March 13, four days after Anderson’s murder, but has yet to be extradited to the U.S.“This has been a very difficult semester for me and the entire campus with two student deaths in just a few weeks,” Stenger said. “These tragedies shake us to the core and we grieve together.”ABC News’ Devin Villacis contributed to this report.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Neogene to Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula, Pacific Margin offshore of Adelaide Island: transitions from a non-glacial, through glacially-influenced to a fully glacial state

first_imgA detailed morphologic and seismic stratigraphic analysis of the continental margin offshore of Adelaide Island on the Pacific Margin of the Antarctic Peninsula (PMAP) is described based on the study of a regular network of reflection multichannel seismic profiles and swath bathymetry. We present an integrated study of the margin spanning the shelf to the continental rise and establish novel chronologic constraints and offer new interpretations on tectonic evolution and environmental changes affecting the PMAP. The stratigraphic stacking patterns record major shifts in the depositional style of the margin that outline three intervals in its evolution. The first non-glacial interval (Early Cretaceous to middle Miocene) encompasses a transition from an active to a passive margin (early Miocene). The second glacially-influenced interval (middle to late Miocene) is marked by pronounced aggradational sedimentary stacking and subsidence. Ice sheets advanced over the middle shelf of the margin at the end of this second interval, while the outer shelf experienced rare progradational events. The third, fully glaciated interval shows clear evidence of glacially dominated conditions on the margin. This interval divides into three minor stages. During the first stage (late Miocene to the beginning of the early Pliocene), frequent grounded ice advances to the shelf break began, depositing an initial progradational unit. A major truncation surface marked the end of this stage, which coincided with extensive mass transport deposits at the base of the slope. During the second progradational glacial margin stage (early Pliocene to middle Pleistocene), stacking patterns record clearly prograding glacial sequences. The beginning of the third aggradational glacial margin stage (middle Pleistocene to present) corresponded to an important shift in global climate during the Mid-Pleistocene Transition. Morphosedimentary characteristics observed along the margin today began to develop during the latest Miocene but did not become fully established until sometime during the interval between the end of the Pliocene and middle Pleistocene. Between these two time intervals, the northeast lateral migration of the Marguerite Trough also played a critical role in margin evolution, as it controlled ice sheet drainage pathways across the shelf, which in turn influenced development of slope and rise morphologies. Areas offshore from Adelaide Island differ from other areas of the PMAP due to changes in sedimentary processes that resulted from migration of the trough. This study confirms that the PMAP represents an exceptional locality for decoding, reconstructing and linking past tectonic and climatic changes. The study area specifically records not only the most relevant changes in depositional style, but also the relative importance of persistent along- and down-slope sedimentary processes. Our study approach can be extended to other areas and integrated with additional techniques to understand the evolution and the global linkages of the entire Antarctic continental margin and the ice sheets.last_img read more