first_imgOn March 9, 2015, promising musician and singer Anthony Hill was killed by DeKalb County Deputy Robert Olsen in the parking lot of Hill’s Chamblee apartment complex. Hill, 27, an African-American veteran of the Afghanistan war, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD as a result of his military experiences. When the drugs prescribed by the Veterans Administration caused his jaw to lock, along with other debilitating effects, he had stopped taking them. ( night, Hill and his fiancee, Bridget Anderson, had plans to celebrate their anniversary. But in the early afternoon, Hill showed up at the apartment complex leasing office, wearing only shorts and no shoes, knocking on the door asking for help.The office staff, accustomed to a polite, well-mannered tenant, were concerned  about his erratic behavior and unsteady posture. They then called 911 seeking help for him. Two maintenance workers responded to his pleas that he didn’t know where he lived and took him back to his apartment.Within a short time, Hill emerged from his second floor balcony naked and proceeded to climb down and wander around the grounds, sometimes crawling in a military style, peering around as if in a battle zone. Again, the two workers approached him, urging Hill to go home before the police came. To which Hill responded, “That’s OK. The police are my friends.”That is when Olsen, who is white, showed up in his patrol car, and Hill, with his arms raised, moved at an uneven pace toward him.Deputy Olsen got out of his car and drew his gun, and, as Hill came closer, yelled for him to stop and fired two bullets into Hill’s body. Anthony Hill died at the scene.Olsen maintains he feared for his life and was forced to shoot the unarmed man.It has taken four-and-a-half years for a jury to hear this testimony, following an indictment of Olsen on multiple charges, including two counts of felony murder and violation of the oath of office.The jury of 12 DeKalb County residents, seven women and five men who reflect the diverse composition of the metro Atlanta county, was seated Sept. 26, and the trial of Robert Olsen finally began.Each witness, whether the leasing office staff or the maintenance workers, affirmed that Anthony Hill did not in any way threaten or frighten them and that they called 911 to get him help.The long-awaited trial is expected to last another week or more.A guilty verdict on the murder charges would be unprecedented in Georgia where almost no police, regardless of the evidence, are ever punished for killing a civilian. WW will continue to report on the trial of Robert Olsen. Justice for Anthony Hill!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img + posts Twitter Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Support for seniors on Senior Day Linkedin Kacey Bowen Twitter TCU360/ Sam Bruton TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Kacey Bowen center_img printThe Big 12 Conference announced on Monday that TCU’s Oct. 1 home football game against Oklahoma will have a 4 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on FOX.All four Big 12 meetings between TCU and OU have been decided by seven points or less.TCU opened up conference play this weekend with a 41-20 victory over Iowa State in front of a homecoming and Parent Weekend crowd. Kacey Bowen Kramer claims 100th career win TAGStext only Facebook Facebook Kacey Bowen Previous articleTCU VGP (Destiny Special)Next articleInjury might sideline KaVontae Turpin Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey Bowen ReddIt ReddItlast_img read more

first_img China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Reporters Without Borders said today it was very concerned about death threats received by Hugo Gonzáles Hinostroza, of the daily paper Expresión (in the northern city of Huaraz), and called for him to be given special protection. April 1, 2020 Find out more August 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist probing colleague’s murder gets death threats PeruAmericas News Organisation PeruAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img The journalist is investigating the murder of a colleague, Antonio de la Torre, of a local radio station, Orbita, who was killed on 14 February 2004, reportedly on the orders of a former local mayor. News “These threats must be taken very seriously because they seem to be linked with Gonzáles Hinostroza’s enquiries. We call on the authorities to give him protection so he can complete them.”A phone caller warned him on 6 August, in the most alarming of several such calls, to drop his investigation and threatened to kill him or his family if he did not. The journalist recently criticised the undue slowness of legal action in the case. Gonzáles Hinostroza suspects aides of Amaro León León, a former mayor of Yungay (Huaraz), where de la Torre was killed, of making the threats. The ex-mayor, suspected of ordering the murder, has been in prison since 18 March 2004 and had tried to block publication of a report criticising him.Gonzáles Hinostroza has asked for special protection from the Huaraz sub-prefecture. RSF_en News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable to go further News Follow the news on Peru February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSachievementhealthLimerick City and CountyMaternity HospitalNewsUMHL Linkedin WhatsApp NewsHealthAnna is University Maternity Hospital Limerick’s first midwife sonographerBy Staff Reporter – June 18, 2019 2860 Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img Email Previous articlePodcast: Taking burlesque to the ‘Wild Atlantic Cabaret’ #WeAreLimerickNext articleMetal shows roll into town and Limerick has a party Staff Reporter Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list pictured at the University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) as it celebrated International Day of the Midwife to highlight the vital role these professionals play in the health of mothers, newborns and their families.Pic. Brian ArthurANNA Gleeson has become the first midwife-sonographer to practise at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL).Healthcare professionals providing antenatal ultrasounds have traditionally come from a radiography background but a shortage of sonographers nationally has seen practitioners start to enter through the midwifery route.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Gleeson has 30 years’ experience as a midwife and has recently obtained an MSc in Ultrasonography from University College Dublin. Her qualification is a positive development for women accessing maternity care in the MidWest. Anna was supported in her training and supervised by radiographer colleagues in UMHL and the Department of Radiology at University Hospital Limerick.pictured at the University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) as it celebrated International Day of the Midwife to highlight the vital role these professionals play in the health of mothers, newborns and their families.Pic. Brian Arthur“I was always interested in ultrasound and, in fact, I had done a short course on it in the UK in the past. Nothing came of that but when the opportunity came up and the hospital sought expressions of interest for a Masters in Ultrasound, I gave it serious consideration,” explained Ms Gleeson, from Kilteely, County Limerick.“When you work in a hospital, you are always going on courses to maintain and improve your skills but an 18-month commitment up to masters level is of a different order. I have five children to look after but everyone at home and at work was very supportive and I decided I would take that opportunity. It was a big commitment as it involved travelling to UCD two days every fortnight for one and half years; and a lot of study and assignments in between!”“To be honest, I was something of a matriarch in my group, which was made up of midwives and radiographers in the main. My interest, because of my background, was obviously in obstetrics and gynaecology but there were others doing the course because they wished to pursue their own interest in soft tissue or in circulation, where ultrasound also has a role.”Obstetric ultrasound services are internationally recognised as essential in providing good antenatal care. It is through ultrasound that pregnancies can be accurately dated, the gender of the baby identified and any anomalies picked up. The role of ultrasound in improving mental health in pregnancy, in providing reassurance and in strengthening the bond with baby is also recognised.Healthcare professionals who provide ultrasound imaging services need to be highly educated and highly skilled to practise and manage their caseloads in an era where pregnancies are more complex; the average age of mothers is increasing; diabetes in pregnancy is on the rise and there are more multiple births due to IVF and other factors.“The clarity of the image is vital and while the theory is all well and good, the important thing is learning a new skill so you can master the imaging techniques. A woman going in for her scan will see the sonographers making it look easy but that only comes with a lot of training; and hand-eye co-ordination is very important,” explained Ms Gleeson.These practical skills were mainly acquired locally, working with the radiographer sonographers and fetal medicine specialists in UMHL. She also spent some time in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street and in the Rotunda Hospital. Ms Gleeson works in both the main ultrasound department and in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit at UMHL. The role, she said, is very varied.“It is a special job to be there at such a happy time for women as their pregnancy is being confirmed and they themselves can see the first real pictures of their baby.  Equally, it can be a sad or difficult time especially when miscarriage is diagnosed. The way ultrasound technology has developed and improved over the years, we are more likely to pick up  deviations from the norm and, in that way, we can help mothers and their partners by referring them on to the right service and the right people, whether that be foetal medicine or cardiac services and so on. And they are therefore better prepared for follow-on care after the birth of their baby. It also helps labour ward staff plan the birth to ensure the specialties needed for the baby are present at the birth thus ensuring the best possible outcome.”Margaret Quigley, Director of Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group, commented: “We are delighted that Anna has been successful in her masters which gives her the qualification to perform prenatal ultrasounds.  She is the first midwife to work in our ultrasound department and we are very grateful for all the support she has received in the unit. We have a plan for another midwife to start the journey that Anna set out on 18 months ago and to continue to support this as a career choice into the future.” TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

first_imgThree veteran educators, including a former administrator at Pierce College, have been named finalists for the post of president of the Woodland Hills campus, and the public will be able to interview them Tuesday. The candidates are: Thomas Anderson, 61, of San Juan Capistrano, vice chancellor of educational services at South Orange Community College District; Robert Garber, 58, of San Diego, vice president of student services at San Diego Miramar College; and Richard McDowell, 67, of Arcadia, vice president for academic planning at the University of La Verne. The Los Angeles Community College District board will make the final selection. “We think the community will find them very interesting,” said Charlotte Doctor, Pierce’s dean of academic affairs, who also served on the selection committee. “Although all are experienced administrators, there’s great diversity in the pool in terms of their backgrounds and what they’ve done.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals One of the three will replace interim President Tom Oliver, who has run the 18,000-student college since January 2004, when President Darroch “Rocky” Young was promoted to senior vice chancellor for the nine-college district in January 2004. Young was named chancellor of the district in May. Prior to his work at San Diego Miramar, an 11,000-student community college that is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar construction bond campaign, Garber worked at Pierce College for 19 years, including five as dean for student services. “I just couldn’t imagine a college with more potential and more excitement that lies ahead for whoever is lucky enough to become the new president,” Garber said. While Garber holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, he said his associate degree from West Los Angeles College changed his life and helped influence his career. McDowell was dean of the school of management and professor at Chapman University in Orange for 10 years before working for the University of La Verne, a four-year college with 8,500 students that offers master’s and doctorate degrees. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in political science from Tufts University. McDowell, who worked on a $25 million fundraising campaign at Chapman in the 1990s, said he applied for the post because he believes community colleges are “where the action is.” “Right now in California, we need to have a large number of people educated at the level of Pierce and above in order to compete in the global economy,” he said. “We need to educate more people and still maintain the high quality we’re capable of maintaining.” Before working for the two-college, 37,000-student South Orange Community College District, Anderson was a consultant with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in Chicago. He also worked as vice president for instruction at Highland (Kan.) Community College. “I’ve known Rocky for several years and I think his vision and my vision (are) similar, and we can move Pierce to the next level,” Anderson said. “I’m a community college graduate, and I wouldn’t be where I am right now if I hadn’t taken the step to go to school.” Anderson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a doctorate in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 [email protected] w=18.5IF YOU GO A public forum for the three finalists for Pierce College president will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the campus’s Performing Arts Theater, 6201 Winnetka Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgIn her final season, Wendell, who was named the 2017 Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaged a league-leading 21.0 points and ranked among the top six in the MVC in assists (3.0, 5th), free throw percentage (74.3, 6th), shooting percentage (49.8, 5th) and steals (2.7, 2nd). Wendell’s scoring average ranks 13th in the nation, and she is the first MVC player to lead the league in scoring in three-straight seasons since Jackie Stiles led the league four straight seasons from 1998-2001. She scored 692 points this season, a total that ranks ninth all-time in Drake and MVC single-season history. Wendell scored 2,551 career points, which is the third most in Drake and MVC history and third among active NCAA Division I players. She is just the fourth Bulldog and eighth MVC player to score 2,000 or more points. Wendell was selected to the All-MVC First Team all four years of her outstanding career, a feat that has been accomplished by just six others in MVC history. She was tabbed MVC Player of the Week a league-high five times this season and 14 times in her career, a total that is second all-time in Valley history behind Stiles.Wendell’s 19.8 career scoring clip ranks third all-time at Drake and sixth all-time in MVC history. She had the longest double figure scoring streak in MVC history at 102-consecutive games and scored in double figures in 124-of-129 career games. Wendell leads active MVC players in career 20-plus point scoring games with 66 and 30-plus point games with 11, including two 43-point career-high performances.In her freshman season, Wendell won a program-record eight MVC Newcomer of the Week awards and was named the MVC Freshman of the Year. She nabbed 268 career steals to rank second all-time at Drake, her career scoring clip of 19.8 points per game ranks third all-time at Drake and she made 230 three-pointers to rank fourth all-time at Drake. Wendell helped Drake tie a program record for single season wins with a 28-5 record in 2016-17. The Bulldogs finished 18-0 in league play to win the regular season title and then claimed the MVC Tournament title with three wins in three days. The tournament title gave the Bulldogs an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, its first NCAA appearance since 2007. Drake University women’s basketball senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention honors, the AP announced on Monday morning. The teams are selected by a national media panel that chooses the AP Top 25 each week and voting was done before the NCAA Tournament. Wendell is the first Bulldog to earn AP honors since Rachael Hackbarth also garnered All-America honorable mention accolades in 2012. This is the second postseason award for Wendell, who last week was selected as an All-Region nominee for the 2017 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgMany Solar Decathlon designs are elaborations on the cube, in part because houses conforming to that shape tend to be relatively simple to dissemble, transport, and reassemble. Team Belgium, representing Ghent University, saw the cube as a starting point — but also as a destination — for its Solar Decathlon 2011 entry.Simplicity is a watchword for Team Belguim’s project, E-Cube, which is in fact designed to be a build-it-yourself starter home that, as its occupants’ needs change, can be enhanced relatively easily with an addition or reconfiguration, upgraded finishes, or a bigger photovoltaic system. The two-story, two-bedroom home’s metal skeleton — along with windows, floor, wall, and roof components engineered and factory-made to fit together in predictable tile-like patterns — is designed to be shipped and assembled efficiently by the owner.Another goal for E-Cube’s creators is to make the house affordable. Project manager Michael Arens tells GBA that “currently we are aiming at $200,000 to $250,000. We’re trying to be the most affordable house of them all.”Celebrating right angles and an open interiorE-Cube rests on a steel frame leveled by a system of adjustable foundation jacks. Once the frame is placed on site and adjusted to level, structural insulated panels — rigid polyurethane sandwiched between two MDF plates — are slid into place to create the floor of the house. An all-steel pallet-rack skeleton is then bolted together and anchored to the floor plates, defining the building’s cube shape. For an overview of the Solar Decathlon teams, see GBA’s 2011 Solar Decathlon Resource Guide Follow Team Belgium if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget(’69e8aecc-fd2e-4bbd-bb70-6bd97f749cab’); Get the Ghent University Solar Decathlon 2011 – widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)SIPs and Saint-Gobain triple-glazed windows are secured to the frame in a uniform-tile pattern, creating both the exterior walls and the roof and, to reduce thermal bridging, fully enclosing the steel frame. The SIPs on the exterior walls will be clad in Eter-Color fiber-cement panels, and the roof will be sealed with a layer of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer, or M-class) rubber. The home’s all-electric mechanical systems will be powered by photovoltaic modules mounted at very slight angles over almost the entire roof surface.Arens says the E-Cube interior – with a large open area crisscrossed by skeleton braces and bordered by steel-grate walkways on the second floor – is 1,000 sq. ft., the competition maximum.The team has no definite plans for the house once Solar Decathlon 2011 is over. “We haven’t decided yet,” Arens says. “All options are still open for now.”last_img read more