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How is 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo looking in his knee rehab?

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — As the 49ers practiced a final time this season, Jimmy Garoppolo was spotted Friday for the first time on a side field rehabilitating his reconstructed left knee, and he did so without any sign of pain.Garoppolo, escorted by a trainer, hopped on both feet up and down the field with a resistance band around his knees.“I think he’s been out there a little bit, and we usually have him doing rehab when we’re in meetings,” coach Kyle shanahan said. “There’s been no setbacks.“… He’s …last_img read more

Egyptair flight disappears

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first_imgDid the weather play a part?According to the airline the captain has 6,275 flight hours with 2,101 hours on the A320 while the co-pilot has 2,675 hours. The A320 was manufactured in 2003. Egpytair has opened hotlines for relatives at +202 25989320 (outside Egypt) and 080077770000 (landline in Egypt).Egyptair safety ratings and reviewsEgyptair photo: Bulent Kavakkoru An Egyptair A320, registration SU-GCC, with 66 aboard operating flight MS804 has disappeared off radar screens flying at FL370 (37,000ft) over the Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft was 130nm north of Alexandria the port city of Egypt when its transponder signal ceased at 02:33L according to Aviation Herald. There were 10 crew and 56 passengers on boardThe Guardian has confirmed that there were 30 Egyptians, 15 French, 2 Iraqis, 1 Briton, 1 Belgian, 1 Canadian, 1 Sudanese, 1 Chadian, 1 Portuguese, 1 Algerian, 1 Kuwaiti and 1 Saudi  on board.  The A320 is a 180-passenger twin engine jet boasting state of the art technology and with an excellent safety record.A search has been launched by both Egyptian and Greek authorities.last_img read more

Victims of Sexual Violence in Impoverished Communities

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first_imgBy Erica Arambulo and Brianna BrownFlickr [GCIS’s Day of Action Against Rape by GovernmentZA, February 11, 2013, CC BY-ND 2.0] retrieved on February 28, 2016Incidents of sexual assault, especially rape, are significantly underreported in our society. The shame behind rape and sexual violence keeps many victims from seeking help and often times, upon seeking help, experience secondary victimization [2]. In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 women have survived physical violence, and 1 in 10 have survived rape [1]. Few victims have access to effective treatment plans and many avoid treatment altogether because of the culture of secrecy behind sexual assault. Rape victims are at a high risk of experiencing psychological and/or physical problems that can negatively impact their well-being. When experiencing problems such as psychological distress or medical issues, victims may lack the financial means to seek outpatient or inpatient services for recovery. Unfortunately, their recovery may heavily rely on barriers such as their socio-economic status and financial aptitude.While all social classes experience violence, research suggests that people with lower socio-economic status are at greatest risk. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, persons in poor households below the Federal Poverty Level had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households [3]. Hence, it is pertinent that service professionals are aware of client demographics in an effort to fully understand the context of dysfunction. Facing many economic adversities, while processing traumatic aftereffects of sexual violence, can lead to long-term detrimental repercussions. If professionals lack an awareness and knowledge about diverse populations, backgrounds, and the social barriers that they face, professionals may overlook the best possible plan. Members of the military from lower income economic status who have been exposed to sexual assault may be less aware of the resources they have available. It is important to create an environment where such members can learn about the resources at their reach. In the military, members are more likely to face shame, guilt, anxious or distrust others when reporting the assault [2]. This can further expands their distrust towards the resources they have available. The environment for recovery must be sensitive and suitable for the needs of these victims. Meeting sexual assault and rape victims where they are, professionals are better equipped to provide necessary services to clients in a way that does not promote further harm, embarrassment, or shame.To decipher this epidemic some researchers developed the “asset theory” which asserts that poverty and sexual assault reinforce each other in a cylindrical pattern. This cycle is initiated when the devastating physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences lowers one’s work performance, earnings, and create more economic instability for those who lack assets [4]. The cycle continues as the individual’s low asset/ income increases their risk of experiencing sexual violence. Those who are well off financially have the assets to recover from the trauma more so than the victims who are less financially established. Due to more stability, resources, and long-term relationship investments, marriage actually serves as a protective barrier against violence [5]. In impoverished communities, marriage is less common; especially in predominantly African American and Latino communities where there is a low female-to-male ratio [5]. More longitudinal research is needed to help mental health and other service professionals better understand the lack of resources available to clients residing in impoverished communities.When encountering clients that are suffering from sexual violence we must be empathetically sensitive and aware of our clients’ needs. It is our responsibility to take a stand for our client’s safety, validate feelings of shame/secrecy, and strengthen their coping skills and support systems. Still, providing our clients with the appropriate resources and education to fit their needs is also an essential to recovery. Increasing “asset ownership” may be a key ingredient to decreasing the existence of sexual violence [4]. Micro-financing and financial empowerment of US women may also be promising alternative approaches to prevent violence overall in US impoverished communities [5]. Yet, there is still a dire need for financial literacy programs, culturally sensitive trainings and support services, and the creation of individual development accounts (IDAs) for poverty ridden individuals [4]. Now that you are knowledgeable of these implications, how will you raise public awareness to sexual violence services and policies in your community? What programs are available in your community for sexual violence victim? How will you choose to spread the word?References[1] Black, M. C., Basile, K. C., Breiding, M. J., Smith, S. G., Walters, M. L., Merrick, M. T., et al. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 summary report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[2] Campbell, R., & Raja, S. (2005). The sexual assault and secondary victimization of female veterans: help‐seeking experiences with military and civilian social systems. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29(1), 97-106.[3] Harrell, E., Langton, L., Berzofsky, M., Couzens, L., & Smiley-McDonald, H. (2014). Household Poverty and Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008–2012. Retrieved from http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hpnvv0812.pdf[4] Loya, R. M. (2014). The role of sexual violence in creating and maintaining economic insecurity among asset-poor women of color. Violence Against Women, 20(11), 1299-1320.[5] Montgomery, B. E., Rompalo, A., Hughes, J., Wang, J., Haley, D., Soto-Torres, L., & Hodder, S. (2015). Violence against women in selected areas of the United States. American Journal of public health, (0), e1-e11.This post was written by Erica Arambulo and Brianna Brown, guest bloggers for the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Erica and Brianna are masters-level marriage and family therapist (MFT) in training enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at Valdosta State University. They also work as MFT interns at VSU’s FamilyWorks Clinic, a community-based family therapy clinic. You may find more about the authors, here. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD team on our website, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Embiid drops 26 as Sixers nip Celtics

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first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC After winning seven in a row, Boston has lost two straight.“I don’t want to take anything away from Philadelphia,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “They certainly made us look poor. If you’re not going to own your own space, then you’re going to turn the ball over.”The Celtics had no answer for Embiid, who was 10 for 19 from the floor and 6 of 7 at the foul line. He also had six assists and blocked two shots.The Sixers forced 19 turnovers and outrebounded the Celtics 41-31 while avoiding a season sweep.“It’s been a trend for us the last two games. For whatever reason, we’ve been sloppy on offense,” Horford said. “Other teams are putting pressure on us and speeding us up a little bit and we’re not handling it too well.”ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic Celtics: Host Orlando on Sunday. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentscenter_img Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Dario Saric scored 16 for Philadelphia, which won for the sixth time in seven games. T.J. McConnell had 15 points — all in the second half.Just one week after Boston erased a 22-point deficit on its way to a 114-103 victory over Philadelphia in London, the Sixers led by as many as 21 and turned away one last rally by the Celtics down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We knew that it was going to be the same team. It wasn’t going to be any new plays,” Embiid said. “We were just physical. Last time they played us when they had that comeback, they were more physical than us. So tonight I think we were more physical than them.”Boston played without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who rested a sore left shoulder. Al Horford and Marcus Morris each scored 14 points. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) beats Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) to the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Joel Embiid is headed to the NBA All-Star game for the first time, and he celebrated with another impressive performance.Embiid scored 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcus Smart scored 13 and Jaylen Brown had 12 points for Boston.Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away. Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining trimmed Philadelphia’s lead to 86-79, but Boston’s rally fizzled from there.PLAYOFFS?Halfway through the season, much-improved Philadelphia (21-20) is in playoff contention. The Sixers are coming off wins against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference this week in Toronto (30-13) and Boston (34-12).“We feel like we’re right there with them,” Embiid said. “I don’t know what seed we’re going to be, but that’s a potential matchup in the playoffs, so you always want to come out and like try to dominate, let them know that it’s not going to be easy.”ALL-STAR INDEEDEmbiid pulled down 16 rebounds for the third time in his career. He got the news earlier Thursday that he was the first Philadelphia player selected as an All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in the 2010-2011 season. Embiid is the first Sixers All-Star since Jrue Holiday in 2013.“I’m just very proud of him,” coach Brett Brown said.TIP-INS76ers: McConnell was coming off a career-high 18 points Monday against Toronto. … JJ Redick, who injured his left leg Monday against Toronto, did not play.Celtics: Irving made the All-Star game for the fifth time. … The Celtics honored Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion who played 10 seasons for Boston, with a video tribute and a No. 10 draped over his regular seat. White died Tuesday at age 71.UP NEXT76ers: Host Milwaukee on Saturday night. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Business Fair in Morant Bay Feb. 22

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first_img The annual event, which is hosted by the Social Development Commission (SDC), falls under the agency’s umbrella of business fair activities and is themed ‘Let’s do Business’. The business fair showcases products from local economic initiatives and provides a forum for network building and the sharing of relevant State and non-State services that can assist in business development. Story Highlights The 2019 staging of Vendors’ Day and Night Out Business Fair will be held on February 22 at the Rudolph Elder Park in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.The annual event, which is hosted by the Social Development Commission (SDC), falls under the agency’s umbrella of business fair activities and is themed ‘Let’s do Business’.The business fair showcases products from local economic initiatives and provides a forum for network building and the sharing of relevant State and non-State services that can assist in business development.Free health and business development services will be offered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, HEART Trust/ NTA, St. Thomas Health Department, Courts Optical, and other event partners.Paid passport application and renewal will be facilitated at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) booth. There will also be live entertainment and activities for persons of all ages.Persons are invited to attend and purchase locally made products from as early as 10:00 a.m. in support of small businesses and community development in St. Thomas.For more information, persons can contact the SDC at 876-982-2512. The 2019 staging of Vendors’ Day and Night Out Business Fair will be held on February 22 at the Rudolph Elder Park in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.last_img read more

Sai Praneeth eyeing consistent show to seal Olympic berth early

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first_imgNew Delhi: Bolstered by a historic World championships bronze, Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth is now eyeing a consistent show in the season’s remaining tournaments to seal his Tokyo Olympic spot by early next year. Last week, Praneeth became the first Indian male player in 36 years to win a medal at the BWF World Championship, emulating the legendary Prakash Padukone, who had clinched a bronze at the 1983 edition. His historic feat saw him jump four places to World No.15 in the latest world rankings. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhOnly two shuttlers from one country, inside the top-16 on April 30, 2020, will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and Praneeth said his chances are also bettered by the fact that he does not have to defend ranking points in the tournaments he will participate in from now. “…till Swiss Open next year. So there are a few tournaments where I can play well and give some good performances and maintain my rankings for the Olympics,” Praneeth said. “The Swiss Open is the only tournament in the qualification period where I have to defend lot of points. Last year, I didn’t play China, Korea and lost early in Denmark and French. I lost in first round at Hong Kong as well. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”So if I can reach the semifinals and quarterfinals consistently or win a tournament, that will help seal my ranking,” he explained. The 27-year-old from Hyderabad, however, said he needs to work on his fitness to trouble big players such as two-time world champion Kento Momota. “I know if I am fit I can play much better. In the last few tournaments, I have been performing well, so it gave me confidence. For me, fitness has always been the key and I still need to be more fit to beat players such as Momota,” said Praneeth, who lost to the Japanese in the semifinals at Basel. Asked where he would place Momota compared to greats such as Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, Praneeth said: “As of now, he is the best player. In their time, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan too were strong but I think it wouldn’t be fair to compare.” Praneeth, who has been conferred with the Arjuna Award this year, said the news of the national award came as a massive boost for him ahead of the World Championship. “The year has gone well for me and knowing about the Arjuna just ahead of the World Championship, naturally gave me an additional boost,” he said. “Winning the last point in the quarterfinals against Jonatan (Christie) is a moment that I will always remember. It was a big thing, I knew it would be a record for India if I win.”last_img read more

New trial would lead to Connie Oakes acquittal says Alberta Appeal Court

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first_img(Linda Oakes, whose niece Connie Oakes is fighting a murder conviction, tells reporters outside the Calgary courthouse that there was a miscarriage of justice. APTN/Photo)Read APTN’s coverage of the Connie Oakes case hereJorge Barrera APTN National News CALGARY—Connie Oakes, a Cree woman currently fighting a murder conviction, would likely be acquitted if she were granted a new trial, a Court of Appeal of Alberta justice suggested Tuesday.Justice Myra Bielby made the statement during Oakes’ appeal hearing while questioning Crown Brian Graff as to why he kept insisting that if the Court of Appeal determined there was a miscarriage of justice it should not acquit but grant a new trial. Oakes’ hearing was held in a 14th floor courtroom at the Calgary Court Centre.“Isn’t the inevitable result of a new trial acquittal? So why have it?” said Bielby.The Court of Appeal’s three judge panel—Bielby, Justice J.D. Bruce McDonald and Justice F.L. Schutz—pushed and prodded both Oakes’ defence lawyers and the Crown throughout the hearing. Their focus, which was revealed in a letter sent by the court to both sides early last week, was on whether Oakes’ guilty verdict should be set aside on grounds there was not enough evidence to support it.The three justices reserved judgement on the appeal and a ruling is expected within one to six months.Oakes, who is from the Nekaneet First Nation in southern Saskatchewan, sat in the prisoner’s box like stone throughout the hearing. She wore dark-rimmed eyeglasses and a dark Neechie Gear shirt.“I was nervous as hell,” said Oakes, in a phone call with APTN National News from the Calgary jail following the hearing. “I needed to know how good of a fight (my lawyers) were going to put up…I think they fought well.”The murder case against Oakes was built solely on the confession and testimony of her co-accused, Wendy Scott, a woman with an intellectual disability who has been assessed as having an IQ of 50. Scott told police she constantly lied and admitted the same while testifying under oath.Oakes said Tuesday evening that Scott was also being held at the Calgary jail and, despite being in a different zones, they had seen each other. Oakes said some of the inmates told her Scott was talking about the case.“Wendy is here, she is telling people I caused her all this chaos,” said Oakes.Oakes was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in November 2013 of the 2011 slaying of a Medicine Hat, Alta., man named Casey Armstrong. She was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.With no DNA evidence, fingerprints or murder weapon, the Medicine Hat police and Crown built their case on Scott who told police she was involved in the murder and saw Oakes kill Armstrong with a knife.Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentence to life with no chance of parole for 10 years.Connie Oakes pictured along with the Edmonton Institution for Women where she is currently held.There was no forensic evidence introduced during trial indicating puncture wound through the neck that killed Armstrong was caused by a knife blade. Police also failed to trace the source of a size 11 bloody boot print discovered on the floor when Armstrong’s body was found in the bathtub of his trailer.Scott accused three other people—two men and a woman—of the murder before implicating herself and Oakes.In October, the Court of Appeal struck Scott’s guilty plea, quashed her conviction of second degree murder and ordered a new trial. The trial date for Scott’s trial is expected to be set on Feb. 12. Scott last appeared before the Court of Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat on Friday and told the presiding judge she was being transferred to the jail in Lethbridge, Alta. As of Tuesday evening, Scott was still being held in Calgary.Part of Oakes’ appeal is based on a fresh evidence application in the form of an affidavit sworn by Scott.The affidavit is still sealed until the Court of Appeal rules on its admissibility. Justice McDonald said the court would deliver their decision on the fresh evidence at the same time they issue the final verdict.According to the affidavit, Scott states that she doesn’t believe Oakes was at the crime scene, according to sections of the document which were discussed during the hearing Tuesday.Scott also stated in the affidavit that police interrogators pointed out the vehicle to her that they believed was used in the murder. She also claimed to have confessed to her and Oakes’ involvement because she was “very afraid” and “wanted to be safe,” according to sections of the affidavit mentioned during the hearing.Scott’s affidavit also stated that she was interrogated by police from June 2011 to December 2011, six months longer than disclosed to Oakes’ defence during trial.Graff said Scott’s affidavit did not meet the bar required for a true recantation to qualify as fresh evidence. The affidavit did not provide enough details beyond Scott’s belief Oakes wasn’t at the crime scene, said Graff. He also said Scott’s allegations against the police were challenged by Medicine Hat officers through their own affidavits.Graff stated that that despite some problems with Scott’s testimony, the 12 members of the jury chosen for Oakes’ trial determined that it was enough to convict her on second-degree murder.He said the Appeal Court judges should let the jury verdict stand.“My position is we don’t have a miscarriage of justice at all,” said Graff.Tanner Armstrong’s father Casey Armstrong was murdered in 2011. APTN/PhotoOakes’ lawyer Aleksandra Simic said much of Scott’s credibility during the trial came from her guilty plea for second-degree murder in connection with the Armstrong killing. With the guilty plea now struck, part of the case presented to the jury at trial was based on a “legal fiction.”“We were asking (the jury) to perform an impossible task,” said Simic.After the Crown wrapped up submissions by dissecting some of the action of Oakes’ trial defence lawyer, Bielby offered another observation.“Sometimes a miscarriage of justice just happens, they are not the fault of anyone at the time,” said Bielby.Nine members of Oakes’ family attended the hearing and they sat together to the right of the judges.On the other side of the gallery sat Armstrong’s two children, Karli and Tanner Armstrong.Outside the courtroom, Oakes’ aunt Linda Oakes became emotional when asked by several reporters about how she felt following the hearing.“I want to see her set free,” she said. “We all know she didn’t do it.”As for Armstrong’s children, they said the now five year-long ordeal was taking its toll on their emotions.“I am sure you can all imagine that it’s not that great. We lost our father, it sucks, that is all I can really say about that,” said Tanner [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Police super sued for illegally possessing Tk 836m

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