Why the All Blacks have nothing to fear from the 2017 Lions… yet!

first_imgA lack of discipline, with yellow cards and a high penalty count, as well as butchering, according to Eddie Jones, 10 to 15 points in the first half were all on display.Finishing touch: Anthony Watson’s predatory instincts will have been notedDecent scrum, line-out improved, after a wobble against Italy, and a couple of decent finishes from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown, then the usual work in progress stuff from the coaching staff.Jones broke his media silence on Wednesday to talk to the official RFU website, but no-one else, and said: “The reason I took this job was because I believed the players were talented enough to be the best in the world and having coached them for five weeks now that only reinforces that view.” Hansen would not have put many on show at Twickenham in his hand luggage for his flight home though.The All Blacks would have been out of sight at the break if they had been playing against the Irish and England will not get away with spurning opportunities when Wales and their Shaun Edwards-inspired defence come to town next week.Out of the cold: Manu Tuilagi is back in the England foldThe match between England and Wales will probably decide the Six Nations, but it has got to do more than that – it has got to show what European rugby can deliver more after some pretty turgid stuff so far. The Six Nations needs a game that will make the southern hemisphere sit up and take notice. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Steve Hansen was at Twickenham last weekend but was he worried by what he saw? TAGS: Highlight center_img The New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was in the stands at Twickenham on Saturday watching England’s 21-10 win over Ireland and wouldn’t you like to have a penny for his thoughts on the game?Hansen has a series against the British & Irish Lions next year to prepare his All Blacks for and it is doubtful that anything he has seen so far in this Six Nations has changed the perception of rugby up here from what it was over a decade ago for some of his predecessors.Watching brief: Steve Hansen, at the World Cup, was at Twickenham to watch England v IrelandThe Lions were tweeting about memorable pre-match speeches last week and included in the montage was the one delivered by Lawrence Dallaglio in 2005 before the game against New Zealand Maori.Dallaglio recounted a talk given by Graham Henry, coach on the 2001 trip to Australia, when the Kiwi told his squad that in that neck of the woods they didn’t think British players were good enough, fit enough, skilful enough or strong enough. Henry then apparently delivered the killer line ‘I should know, because I am one of them’. Ouch.Dallaglio was part of the one northern hemisphere team that has really taken it to the boys down under in recent years – England, under Clive Woodward, won every game home and away against southern hemisphere opposition between Bloemfontein in 2000 and Sydney in 2003. No one has come close to matching that.Leader: Lawrence Dallaglio gave a stirring speech about why New Zealand didn’t rate the home nationsBut anyone who has watched the opening exchanges in Super Rugby and the Six Nations will probably have a rough idea what Hansen thinks about rugby up here these days. And it won’t be a million miles away from Henry’s assessment.The best attacking display of last weekend, this side of the equator, was provided by Wasps against Harlequins on Sunday, which is all well and good for the Premiership, but the main threats were blokes capped by New Zealand and Tonga and a fly-half who might have been an All Black if he had been born in another era.But what would Hansen have put in his little book from what he saw from England? There could be the return, at some stage, of the lesser-spotted Manu Tuilagi, one of the rarely seen beasts of the rugby jungle and although Tuilagi, off the bench, against Jamie Roberts for 20 minutes might not worry the All Blacks it will be worth watching even Hansen might feel he doesn’t need to.There is a Triple Crown on the line for England next weekend at Twickenham. Nice bit of kit to put on the shelf at the RFU offices but it won’t amount to a hill of beans down Auckland way. The real stuff for England, Grand Slam or no Grand Slam, will start in Australia in June.last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Whiria Meltzer’s incredible flick pass sets up great 7s try

first_imgWednesday Jan 20, 2016 Midweek Madness – Whiria Meltzer’s incredible flick pass sets up great 7s try ‘Whiria Meltzer’ sounds like something from another planet, so it’s no coincidence that the man with the superstar name was behind this sensational pass during the Bayleys National Sevens in New Zealand. He’s hardly a household name but this North Harbour flyer is fast becoming one.The Rotorua Sevens tournament produced some top quality action, with this try being one of the most memorable. Meltzer, a personal trainer by profession, was interviewed after the match.“I didn’t really think about it, bro – just threw it. And it stuck” he said of the epic no-look pass.“To be honest, bro – it just felt right, and so I threw it,” added the 24-year-old. “That’s just how the boys play, bro. All Maori boys play like that don’t they?”While North Harbour made the Cup Final, they were trounced 54-14 by Counties Manukau.Check out the Related Posts below for more brilliant passesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

PS House / Iwamoto Scott

first_img Year:  PS House / Iwamoto Scott CopyHouses, Refurbishment•San Francisco, United States Photographs “COPY” United States Houses Save this picture!© Craig Scott+ 35 Share “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52713/ps-house-iwamoto-scott Clipboard Architects: Iwamoto Scott Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIwamoto ScottOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentDabasSan FranciscoRefurbishmentHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on March 12, 2010Cite: “PS House / Iwamoto Scott” 12 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PS 住宅 / Iwamoto Scott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 stream Photographs:  Craig ScottText description provided by the architects. PS House offers a way of densifying the inner block of an already fairly dense San Francisco neighborhood (North Beach), while bringing an unexpected degree of spaciousness, natural light and connection with the outside to a small 1200sf urban house. It is a speculative project aimed at maximizing the potential of an existing dilapidated structure at the rear of the property, which was demolished but whose small footprint could not be expanded. The overall site’s void space is strategized in terms of natural light and ventilation, and includes three spaces: the courtyard separating the new house from the existing Edwardian building fronting on Powell Street; an exterior entrance passageway that connects this courtyard to the street; and an upper level south-facing deck. The design of the entry passageway seeks to heighten the experience of threshold between city and house. Opposite PS House’s main façade is a new wood screen that lines the courtyard. The screen’s slats are angled so as to maintain privacy between the new house and existing decks at the rear of the front building.Save this picture!© Craig ScottRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornPS House’s given constraints – the tight footprint, height limit, and locations of existing windows on the sidewalls of neighboring buildings — ultimately shape its volumetric schema. From the basic massing, projecting frames shift and overlap to simultaneously define the entry, avoid a neighbor’s window and form the upper level deck. The interior spatial arrangement then seeks to take advantage of the building form thus generated. Lower level living spaces orient out to the courtyard, as does the second level bedroom. This room also connects spatially via a vertical slot pulling light in from the channel glass façade to the home office mezzanine above, which opens out to a roof deck on the south. From this deck there is a connectedness to adjacent mid-block walkways, courts, gardens and light wells. Save this picture!© Craig ScottPS House’s overlapping volumes are structured with an embedded three-story steel moment frame, while the rest of the structure is light wood framing. The façade’s channel-glass window wall is braced by horizontal tube steel members, and bounded by stainless steel fascias. Other materials of the envelope include aluminum sliding windows and doors, and Ipe wood decking and rainscreen siding. Interior materials include engineered Pecan wood flooring and Paralam stair treads. The HVAC system deploys in-floor radiant heating and on-demand hot water.Save this picture!© Craig ScottProject gallerySee allShow lessCapture the Rain / H3ARArticlesAD Round Up: Green Roof Part IIIArticles Share PS House / Iwamoto ScottSave this projectSavePS House / Iwamoto Scott Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52713/ps-house-iwamoto-scott Clipboardlast_img read more

Okura House / Bossley Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBossley ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 14, 2013Cite: “Okura House / Bossley Architects” 14 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Architects: Bossley Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealand Okura House / Bossley Architects Okura House / Bossley ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOkura House / Bossley Architects Save this picture!© Ewen Cafe+ 8 Share Year:  New Zealand “COPY” Projectscenter_img Year:  “COPY” photographs:  Ewen CafePhotographs:  Ewen CafeSave this picture!© Ewen CafeText description provided by the architects. Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites. Save this picture!© Ewen CafeTwo separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, define the entry and pool area and help minimise the overall visual bulk. The main living wing has a central section of concrete walls and earth roof to replicate the original ridge when viewed from afar. From this ‘grounded’ element radiate the floating roof over the living areas, and a separate bedroom wing which cantilevers dramatically over the falling land.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessEight Years Later, A Post-Katrina Report CardArticlesMaking Space Resonate: Incorporating Sound Into Public-Interest DesignArticles Share Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425073/okura-house-bossley-architect-s Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425073/okura-house-bossley-architect-s Clipboard 2012 2012last_img read more

The benefits of going to the barre

first_imgFacebook printBarre class has created a new meaning for the phrase, “I’ll meet you at the barre.” But at this barre clearing your mind doesn’t include overpriced drinks.This trendy new workout is blend of yoga, Pilates, and ballet. While the workout leads to a sculpted dancer-like body, you don’t have to be a dancer to attend class.“I danced for about ten years and I had a knee injury,” said Carleigh Klein, a SmartBarre instructor. “I was looking for something to kind of replace it to transition so that I didn’t lose a lot of the muscles that I had when I was dancing. I found barre and it was SmartBarre and it was a perfect transition and I hardly saw a difference at all in my body.”The workout focuses on small strengthening and lengthening exercises intertwined with stretches.One of the things that SmartBarre focuses on is preventing injuries by protecting the joints and strengthening the muscles, said Klein.In addition to toning and lengthening muscles, barre class helps to rev the metabolism which aids in fat burning throughout the day.Barre also tones the entire body. A typical barre class at SmartBarre starts with strengthening the upper body, then the lower body and then abs.Stretching is incorporated in-between each segment.The class ends with dimmed lights and soft music to help everyone relax.“You really zone out in whatever moves you are doing,” Klein said. “Then once you get out of the class you can kind of get back into whatever you were doing before class with a clearer mindset.”As barre gains popularity more and more studios have popped up around the country. While the general workout is the same, each studio has a unique method and structure to the class.In addition to SmartBarre, there are small pop-up studios as well as large barre franchises such as PureBarre, The Bar Method and Barre3, to name a few.“Back home I go to Barre3 but [SmartBarre] is very similar, they both kind of do the same type of thing,” Remy Zingale, a SmartBarre attendee, said.While the workout may have you looking and feeling like a dancer, there is no need for skill or flexibility.“My mom and I started experiencing new workout classes and she discovered this one because she can’t really dance and I’m not that flexible so this was a good medium for us both,” Zingale said. Facebook Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ + posts Twitter Molly Jenkins Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Linkedin Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Previous articleWomen’s tennis signs five-star players to 2017 classNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 08 – Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Kanye West, Thanksgiving and more) Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking [View the story “The Trend of Barre” on Storify] Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

FHFA To Host Sixth HARP Outreach Event in Phoenix June 12

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post FHFA To Host Sixth HARP Outreach Event in Phoenix June 12 FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program 2015-06-10 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will host its first Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) outreach event since extending the program until the end of 2016 on Friday, June 12, in Phoenix, Arizona.The Phoenix event will the the sixth HARP outreach event; the previous five were in Newark, Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, and Chicago. The purpose of the Phoenix outreach event will be to encourage more than 10,000 HARP-eligible residents of the area (and more than 18,000 in Arizona altogether) to enroll in the program and save on their mortgage. FHFA estimates there are more than 600,000 HARP-eligible borrowers nationwide.The FHFA stated in its first quarter refinance report that more than 31,000 borrowers nationwide refinanced through HARP in Q1, bringing the total number of borrowers who have refinanced through HARP up to more than 3.3 million since it was introduced in 2009 as part of the Making Home Affordable program.”There are more than 10,000 homeowners in the Phoenix area, and even more statewide who could save, on average, more than $2,400 per year by refinancing through HARP,” FHFA Director Mel Watt said. “Our goal is to join forces with community leaders and other trusted sources so that borrowers who are current on their mortgage, but have little equity in their homes, know they have refinancing options and can still join the 3.3 million Americans who have saved money by refinancing through HARP.”Megan Moore, a special adviser to Watt, will moderate a panel discussion at the Phoenix event. Representatives from the Department of Treasury, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Arizona Department of Housing will be on the panel.Borrowers are eligible for a HARP loan if they meet the following requirements: Their loan must be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac; the loan must have been originated on or before May 31, 2009; LTV ratio must be greater than 80 percent; and they borrower must be current on mortgage payments. They must not have had a late payment in the previous six months or more than one late payment in the previous 12 months. Borrowers who could benefit from HARP are referred to as “in the money” borrowers; they are “in the money” if they meet all the HARP eligibility requirements, have a remaining balance on their loan of greater than $50,000 with more than 10 years left on their term, and have an interest rate of more than 1.5 percent more than current market rates.The FHFA said borrowers will typically benefit financially from HARP if they meet the aforementioned criteria and have a remaining balance of more than $50,000 on their mortgage, have more than 10 years left on their term, and have an interest rate of at least 1.5 percent higher than the current market rates. FHFA estimates borrowers can save an average of about $200 per month on their mortgage payments with a HARP refinance.Click here to see a map of the U.S. that shows the number of HARP-eligible borrowers. Tagged with: FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Four Metro Areas Account For 10 Percent of Nation’s Completed Foreclosures Next: Ocwen To Use Money From MSR Sales to Pay Part of Senior Secured Term Loan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / FHFA To Host Sixth HARP Outreach Event in Phoenix June 12 Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June 10, 2015 1,064 Views Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Suspect charged with murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in case of ‘mistaken identity’; 2nd man in custody

first_imgHarris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — A 20-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire on her family’s car in Houston last week in what investigators believe was a case of “mistaken identity.”Jazmine was in the back seat of her mother’s car when a vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire on Dec. 30.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said early Sunday that Eric Black Jr. was arrested without incident after a tip and subsequently admitted to being involved in the shooting.“I’m happy I can mourn my baby’s death and just [be] ready to bury her on Tuesday,” Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston on Sunday.In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Jazmine’s father, Christopher Cevilla, said he was “confident” police have the men responsible for his daughter’s death in custody.“We haven’t had the chance to sit down and really mourn the death of our daughter,” Cevilla said. “So, that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to mourn her and we’re going to get through this as a family.”The mother said detectives came to her house Saturday night to inform her that two suspects had been arrested in the killing of her daughter.A second man, Larry Woodruffe, 24, has also been taken into custody, the Barnes family’s lawyer, Lee Merritt, confirmed. Woodruffe is “believed to be the shooter,” according to Merritt.Authorities have yet to confirm that a second suspect is in custody, but Harris County sheriff’s officials said in a statement Sunday that “investigators are continuing to pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged in this case.”Woodruffe appeared in court Sunday on a drug charge and a prosecutor told the judge he’s a suspect in a capital murder case, but didn’t mention Jazmine’s slaying specifically, KTRK reported.Black was pulled over by police on Saturday for making a lane change without signaling and marijuana was found in his vehicle, according to Black’s initial appearance before a judge at 5 a.m. local time. During the hearing, it was revealed that an anonymous informant emailed the sheriff’s office last week and said two people with the initials “EB” and “LW” had committed the shooting.Black’s name was found through social media and identified as a suspect, prosecutors said.After Black was taken into custody for the signal violation and possession of marijuana, he was interviewed by homicide detectives and allegedly admitted to driving a rental car from which the shots that hit Jazmine and her family’s car were fired, prosecutors said during Black’s hearing Sunday. Black also allegedly told police he had the 9mm pistol at his home, which matched shell casings found at the scene of Jazmine’s shooting, authorities said.Black was appointed a public defender and ordered to be held in jail without bail.An anonymous informant told investigators that the suspects thought the vehicle Jazmine, her mother and three sisters — age 15, 13, and 6 — were riding in was occupied by someone they had a confrontation with hours earlier and they shot the car by mistake, a prosecutor said at Black’s court hearing.The tipster gave investigators the initials of the two men involved in the shooting as “LW” and “EB” and said they did not know it was the wrong vehicle until they saw TV news reports later that night, the prosecutor said.The tipster told investigators that “LW” committed the shooting while Black drove, the prosecutor said.Sheriff’s deputies collected eight shell casings at the scene of the shooting, according to the prosecutor.For days authorities have said they were hunting for a white man in a red pickup truck, based on a description given to investigators by Jazmine’s 15-year-old sister, Alxis Dilbert, who was riding in the front passenger seat of her mother’s car when the shooting erupted.Alxis said during a news conference on Thursday that a red truck pulled up alongside the passenger side of her family’s car before switching lanes to the driver’s side of the vehicle just before gunfire erupted. Alxis and her two other sisters in the car were not injured in the incident.Alxis said she briefly saw the occupant of the truck and described him as white with blue eyes and wearing a black hoodie.“It was like a look into his car. You know like you’re driving and you just look into somebody’s car and make eye contact and look back,” Alxis said of seeing the gunman.Both Black and Woodruffe are African-American.On Friday, police even released a composite sketch of a white, blue-eyed man they were looking for as Jazmine’s relatives, the family’s attorneys and community activists said the shooting appeared to be racially motivated.Washington, who suffered a bullet wound to the left arm in the shooting, said at Thursday’s news conference that she believed the attack was a hate crime.But on Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff Office announced that “the Jazmine Barnes Homicide investigation has taken a new direction.”“At this time, investigators do not believe Jazmine’s family was the intended target of the shooting, and that they were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez is expected to hold a news conference Sunday afternoon to discuss developments in the high-profile shooting case that prompted an outpouring of support for Jazmine’s loved ones from people across the nation, including celebrities like former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and actresses Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde.A $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter was put up by Merritt and Shaun King, a social justice activist and journalist.“I am grateful to our dedicated investigators, the partner law enforcement agencies that provided vital assistance, and tipsters from across the nation who pulled together to support our work to get justice for Jazmine,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Our work is not finished, but I believe the people of Harris County can take comfort in knowing we have made great progress.”Merritt explained the discrepancy in the police sketch and suspects arrested, saying, “Larry Woodruffe doesn’t fit the description offered by the 4 different witness statements or composite sketch. Accordingly, this tip was difficult to believe. Assuming the confession elicited is reliable — it is possible the previously identified suspect seen fleeing by several independent witnesses was a [bystander] attempting to escape the shooting.” Washington told KTRK that investigators confirmed that Alxis’ description of the man in the red truck “wasn’t a figment of her imagination.”“When they looked at the cameras they saw a red pickup truck and the gentleman in it and it was a white guy, but he crossed over from my right side to the left side and got on the freeway,” Washington said.“At the end of the day, like I say, anything helps and I’m just glad for the support we’ve had …,” Washington said.Jazmine’s funeral is scheduled to be held at noon on Tuesday at the Community of Faith Church in Houston, followed by a balloon release in honor of the girl. DeAndre Hopkins has pledged to donate his $29,000 game check from Saturday’s Texans playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts to pay for Jazmine’s funeral.Merritt told ABC News on Sunday that Jazmine’s parents want to use some of the money that’s poured in from people across the nation wanting to help the family to establish the Jazmine Barnes Foundation to provide scholarships to future school teachers, which the girl aspired to be.“The parents of Jazmine have constantly emphasized that they don’t want their daughter to die in vain, that they want her legacy to live on,” Merritt said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Holcomb Signs Bills To Attack The Drug Epidemic

first_imgHolcomb Signs Bills To Attack The Drug EpidemicGovernor Eric J. Holcomb took decisive action today in combating the drug epidemic by signing his three legislative agenda bills into law as well as the bill to expand Indiana’s On My Way pre-k pilot program. These four bills were key items included in his Next Level legislative agenda.Attacking the Drug Epidemic“The opioid crisis is negatively impacting the lives of Hoosiers, their families, our communities—even our economy,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I commend lawmakers for supporting my initiatives and delivering a package of legislation that provides a holistic framework for us to attack this epidemic.”Since 2000, deaths from drug overdoses have increased 500 percent, and Indiana ranks 15th in the country in overdose fatalities. On his first day in office, Gov. Holcomb created a new position, the Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, and appointed Jim McClelland to lead the effort. His legislative agenda included three bills designed to address the crisis in a coordinated and comprehensive way, and he signed all three into law today:SEA 226:  Limits the amount of opioids that can be prescribed during a doctor’s first opioid prescription to a particular patient. This reduces the risk of addiction and reduces the phenomenon of “doctor shopping,” when drug addicted patients go to multiple doctors for opioid prescriptions.HEA 1438:  Allows local governments to approve and establish syringe exchange programs to stop the spread of dangerous infectious diseases.HEA 1540:  Elevates the level of felony that can be assessed for robbing a pharmacy or pharmacist under varying circumstances. PrekindergartenGov. Holcomb also signed House Enrolled Act 1004 (HEA 1004) to expand Indiana’s On My Way pre-k pilot program from five to 20 counties and increase funding for early education programs by $10 million per year. This bill is a key component of the governor’s Next Level agenda to prepare a skilled and ready 21st century workforce.“My goal this session was to double the number of low-income students who have access to quality prekindergarten programs,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It’s a joy to sign this bill that gives more students a great start to their educational journeys.”Additionally, Holcomb signed 21 other bills. Visit the 2017 Bill Watch webpage to view these and other bills the governor has signed into lawFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Policy paper: Kark Review: terms of reference

first_imgThe Kark Review, led by Tom Kark QC, will look at how effective the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement is in preventing unsuitable staff from being redeployed or re-employed in the NHS, clinical commissioning groups, and independent healthcare and adult social care sectors.The current Fit and Proper Persons Requirement is designed to ensure that senior staff who are responsible for quality and safety of care, are fit and proper to be in their roles.The review was recommended by Dr Bill Kirkup in his report into Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, in February 2018.For more information contact [email protected] The deadline for submitting evidence is 5pm on 12 October.last_img read more

A dream, ‘quietly imagined,’ come true

first_imgNew Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana paused for a moment, peering at an American flag in front of his office window, barely moving in a soft summer breeze. It was his first day in the job, and that glimpse of flag, just three days before Independence Day, caused him to reflect on the journey that brought him from India to Queens, N.Y., to Harvard Yard.“I can’t help but remember that 43 years ago this month, my family immigrated to the United States. Looking outside my window and seeing the flag and the John Harvard Statue, I just feel incredible gratitude to my parents, who had the courage to come to this nation,” said Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development and professor of sociology. “I am grateful to this nation and institution for making dreams only quietly imagined come true.”Born in India, Khurana was a child when his family came to America, and he grew up in the New York City borough of Queens. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in 1998 through a joint program between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). A scholar of organizational behavior and leadership, an award-winning teacher, and a co-master of Cabot House, Khurana has been deeply involved in undergraduate issues throughout his time at Harvard.As dean, he said he wants to build on his experience and the work of his predecessors and continue to ensure that the College sets the standard for higher education in the 21st century.“For almost 400 years, Harvard College has been educating its students to be the responsible citizen leaders and the citizenry of our society. At a time when we face a significant amount of challenges, we also have an incredible opportunity where knowledge has never been more valued and where education has never been more important in determining the course of one’s life and making the world a better place,” he said. “We have an obligation and a duty to do what we have always done, but with a greater urgency than ever before.”Outside his office windows, the voices of tourists could be heard as they snapped photos in front of the John Harvard Statue. Inside, bare walls and empty bookshelves framed the dean as he began settling in.“I think I identify with how the freshmen are going to feel,” Khurana said of his first day. “I am elated, nervous, and admiring of all the people who are here, and I am hoping that I can make a positive contribution to this community in the same way that this community has made a positive contribution to me.“Though he had yet to adorn the office with his personal books, photos of his family had already made their way onto his desk. Khurana’s wife, Stephanie (M.B.A., M.P.P. ’96), is a co-master of Cabot House, where they live with their three children.“I think my kids would prefer if I were the lead singer of Coldplay,” Khurana joked. “But seriously, this role does remind us what an impact Harvard has had on our collective life. Our family has been very fortunate to interact with so many faculty, staff, and students who are some of the world’s best thinkers, devoted professionals, and talented young people, and to get to know them as neighbors, role models, and friends.”Looking toward and beyond the upcoming academic year, Khurana said it is important that the College continue to provide a transformative experience — intellectually, socially, and personally — for all undergraduates.“The College has the potential to change and transform lives. I want to ensure we remain a place where nothing limits the dreams of our students,” he said. “I want to serve this institution well, and be a steward for all of the great work of those who have come before me, and build on that work.”last_img read more