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Nation’s Streets Calmest in Days, Protests Largely Peaceful

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.An earlier curfew and efforts by protesters to contain the violence prevented more widespread damage to businesses in New York City overnight. As of Wednesday morning, arrests grew to more than 9,000 nationwide since the unrest began in response to Floyd’s death May 25 in Minneapolis.There was a marked quiet compared with the unrest of the past few nights, which included fires and shootings in some cities. Many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in Washington also ordering people off streets before sundown.A block away from the White House, thousands of demonstrators massed following a crackdown a day earlier when officers on foot and horseback aggressively drove peaceful protesters away from Lafayette Park, clearing the way for President Donald Trump to do a photo op at nearby St. John’s Church. Tuesday’s protesters faced law enforcement personnel who stood behind a black chain-link fence put up overnight to block access to the park.“Last night pushed me way over the edge,” said Jessica DeMaio, 40, of Washington, who attended a Floyd protest Tuesday for the first time. “Being here is better than being at home feeling helpless.”Pastors at the church prayed with demonstrators and handed out water bottles. The crowd remained in place after the city’s 7 p.m. curfew passed, defying warnings that the response from law enforcement could be even more forceful. But the people were peaceful, even polite. At one point, the crowd booed when a protester climbed a light post and took down a street sign. A chant went up: “Peaceful protest!”Pope Francis called for national reconciliation and peace, saying he has ’’witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest” in the United States in recent days.“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life,” the pope said during his weekly Wednesday audience, held in the presence of bishops due to coronavirus restrictions on gatherings.Trump, meanwhile, amplified his hard-line calls from Monday, when he threatened to send in the military to restore order if governors didn’t do it.“NYC, CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD,” he tweeted. “The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast!”Thousands of people remained in the streets of New York City Tuesday night, undeterred by an 8 p.m. curfew, though most streets were clear by early Wednesday. Midtown Manhattan was pocked with battered storefronts after Monday’s protests.Protests also passed across the U.S., including in Los Angeles, Miami, St. Paul, Minnesota, Columbia, South Carolina and Houston, where the police chief talked to peaceful demonstrators, vowing reforms.“God as my witness, change is coming,” Art Acevedo said. “And we’re going to do it the right way.”More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence. Not in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he does not want the Guard, despite an offer from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.On Tuesday, Cuomo called what happened in the city Monday night “a disgrace.”“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job,” Cuomo said at a briefing in Albany.He said his fellow Democrat underestimated the problem, and the nation’s largest police force was not deployed in sufficient numbers, though the city had said it doubled the usual police presence.Tuesday marked the eighth straight night of protests that began after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while the handcuffed black man called out that he couldn’t breathe. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with murder.The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, said she wants the world to know that her little girl lost a good father.“I want everybody to know that this is what those officers took,” Roxie Washington said during a Minneapolis news conference, her daughter at her side. “I want justice for him because he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”Some protesters framed the burgeoning movement as a necessity after seemingly incessant killings by police.“It feels like it’s just been an endless cascade of hashtags of black people dying, and it feels like nothing’s really being done by our political leaders to actually enact real change,” said Christine Ohenzuwa, 19, who attended a peaceful protest at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul. “There’s always going to be a breaking point. I think right now, we’re seeing the breaking point around the country.”“I live in this state. It’s really painful to see what’s going on, but it’s also really important to understand that it’s connected to a system of racial violence,” she said.Meanwhile, governors and mayors, Republicans and Democrats alike, rejected Trump’s threat to send in the military, with some saying troops would be unnecessary and others questioning whether the government has such authority and warning that such a step would be dangerous.Such use of the military would mark a stunning federal intervention rarely seen in modern American history.A senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the president is not rushing to deploy the military and that his goal was to pressure governors to deploy more National Guard members.Nine states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries on Tuesday, testing the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Joe Biden won hundreds more delegates, nearly enough to formally secure the Democratic presidential nomination.Also Tuesday, Minnesota opened an investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department has a pattern of discrimination against minorities.last_img read more

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At the Finish Line: Pens, Deacon Jones, LeBron

first_imgPenguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) goes up and over Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) as they battle for the puck during the second overtime period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston, June 5. The Bruins beat the Penguins 2-1 in 2OT on a Patrice Bergeron goal. That set off a celebration in Boston — the first for the Bruins at home after they won the first two games of the series in Pittsburgh 3-0 and 6-1. It is the first time all season that Pittsburgh has lost three consecutive games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)by Bill Neal• The passing of the now late great Deacon Jones is not only the loss of a true and original legend, but an innovator as well.  Not only did he create the vicious and brutal head slap, but he also named what we now know as “the Sack.”• When MLB brings the hammer down on A-Rod and the other alleged offenders, they will still be about 100 short of all PED’s offenders.• Elgin Baylor, Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins, Julius “Dr. J.” Irving, Michael Jordan, Kobe “Black Momba” Bryant and now LeBron “King James” James.  The greatest of all time…will come again!• Hearts certainly go out to the family of Monica Murphy, the mother of five killed in a car accident by former NBA star Mookie Blaylock in Clayton County Georgia.  So far, tests indicate that Blaylock had no drugs or alcohol in his system and apparently suffered a seizure of some sort and it may be just a tragic accident.• I don’t know much about hockey. In fact, I don’t know anything about hockey. However, I do know this: no team has ever come back from 0-3 to win the Eastern Conference Title!last_img read more

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LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF BENCH TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; SHERMAN & ESPINOZA TEAM FOR ANOTHER VICTORY WITH 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR AS HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.39

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Idle since March 28 in Dubai, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he forged to a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.39.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven older horses, California Chrome utilized his natural speed to sit a comfortable second behind pacesetter Alfa Bird into and around the Club House turn. Well in hand under Espinoza, “Chrome” cruised to the lead under a hold approaching the quarter pole and kept runner-up Imperative at bay the final sixteenth.“He could’ve opened up turning for home, but Victor put the Full-Nelson on him,” quipped Sherman. “It was just what we needed. He’ll get a lot out of this race, believe me. It set up just as we figured. I knew he’d show speed. He’s been wanting to run quite a bit right now…and I said ‘He’s got a lot of gas (speed) himself and you can place him where you want.“That’s why he’s a perfect horse. You don’t have to bring a game plan with him. He can sit off the pace or go on the pace.”Sherman said that California Chrome, who picked up $2 million for running second in last year’s Dubai World Cup, would be heading back to the Middle East later this month.“He’ll ship Jan. 21, have one prep (in Dubai), then come home after the World Cup,” he said. “It’s very heart-warming to see his fans and the reception he received. I was just jammed full of people around the paddock. It was just great.”Off at 3-5, California Chrome paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Hollywood Derby, California Chrome notched his 10th win from 19 starts Saturday, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his career earnings to $6,442,650, thus surpassing two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow to become the leading California-bred of all time. (North America’s all-time leader Curlin, retired with earnings of $10,501,800, while California Chrome currently ranks 25th).Bred and originally owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, California Chrome is now owned by California Chrome, LLC, which is comprised of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Stallions and Martin, who retains his majority 70 percent stake in the horse.“We feel blessed to be a part of this, what a horse!” said new co-owner Frank Taylor. “He’s so sound and so genuine. He’s a special horse.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, who watched the race from the Winner’s Circle while holding his two year old grandson, was satisfied with his stable superstar.“He got tired, but that was good,” he said. “He got tired, but he got it done. It’s just so much fun, it was awesome.”Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Imperative rallied from mid-pack and made the winner work late, while finishing one length in front of Hoppertunity. Off at 7-1, Imperative paid $5.80 and $3.00.“I’m very proud of the horse,” said Baltas. “It looked like we might get to him there at the top of the stretch, but ‘Chrome’ was ready.”Bob Baffert’s multiple graded stakes winning Hoppertunity, who came off a big second in the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, appeared full of run at the rail heading to the far turn, finished well but was unable to threaten the winner as he finished 3 ½ lengths clear of Hard Aces.The second choice with Martin Garcia at 2-1, Hoppertunity paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.82, 49.12, 1:12.90 and 1:36.96.Santa Anita will offer a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CHESTNUT HORSE BY LUCKY PULPIT SURPASSES TIZNOW AS ALL-TIME LEADING CAL-BRED MONEY WINNER AS HIS CAREER EARNINGS EXCEED $6.4 MILLION last_img read more

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Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgANTONIO 78th; SAKHO 81st; PAYET 90th.West Ham staged a remarkable comeback against 10-man Everton. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal against the Hammers early on before Kevin Mirallas was red-carded for a second bookable offence in the 34th minute. Aaron Lennon made it 2-0, but West Ham responded through Michail Antonio and Diafro Sakho headers before, Dimitri Payet struck with the winner.MANCHESTER CITY 4 ASTON VILLA 0 GOALS:- CITY: TOURE 48th; AGUERO 50th, 60th; STERLING 66th.Manchester City kept their title hopes alive with four second-half goals against troubled Aston Villa. Bottom side Villa kept City at bay until the 48th minute, when Yaya Toure turned home David Silva’s pass. Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 soon after, before he exchanged passes with Silva to fire home a third. Raheem Sterling tapped in City’s fourth, before Aguero missed a late penalty.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3 GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: ALDERWEIRELD 60th; KANE 62nd. ARSENAL: RAMSEY 39th; SANCHEZ 76th.Spurs were again denied the chance to move to the top of the Barclays Premier League when Alexis Sanchez netted the equaliser for 10-man Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey’s clever back-heel flick gave the visitors the lead, but his side were handicapped by the departure of Francis Coquelin, sent off for two yellow cards. Spurs replied with goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane before Sanchez levelled late on.WATFORD 0 LEICESTER CITY 1 GOALS:- CHELSEA: TRAORE 39th. STOKE: DIOUF 85thChelsea boss Guus Hiddink extended his unbeaten record to 12 games, the best ever start to a Barclays Premier League manager. But he was denied a win when Mame Biram Diouf netted an 85th minute equaliser. Earlier, Bertrand Traore gave Chelsea the lead when he converted Nemanja Matic’s pass from 20 yards.EVERTON 2 WEST HAM UNITED 3 GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: VAN DIJK 90th. SUNDERLAND: DEFOE 85th.Struggling Sunderland were denied three valuable points by a goal scored deep into added time at St Mary’s Stadium. Virgil van Dijk stole the equaliser for Southampton after they had Jose Fonte sent-off. Earlier, Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe had put the visitors ahead and the Saints lost Fonte for hauling down Fabio Borini.SWANSEA CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0 GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 56th.With Arsenal and Spurs drawing earlier in the day, Leicester took advantage by pulling five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, thanks to a goal from Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian found the top of the net early in the second half, meaning he has scored or assisted 26 goals this season. The victory takes Leicester 11 points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.center_img GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 13th; LENNON 56th. WEST HAM: GOAL:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 61st.After winning at Arsenal in midweek, Swansea beat Norwich with a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Nathan Redmond shot wide late on for the visitors but Swansea, whose head coach Francesco Guidolin missed the game through illness, held on to win. Norwich remain in the relegation zone and are without a win in 10 matches in all competitions.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 ARSENAL 2 GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 80th. BOURNEMOUTH: TAYLOR OG 28th; KING 70th; DANIELS 90th.Newcastle’s place in the Barclays Premier League is in danger after a dismal performance against fellow strugglers Bournemouth. The visitors took the lead when Newcastle defender Steven Taylor turned the ball into his own net. Josh King made it 2-0 and after Ayoze Perez pulled one back, Charlie Daniels made it 3-0 in the final minute.SOUTHAMPTON 1 SUNDERLAND 1 CHELSEA 1 STOKE CITY 1last_img read more

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The future is bright at LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair – Picture Special

first_imgThe annual LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair was another great success this year, with thousands of people attending to discover the many paths available in jobs and in education.The event, which is the largest careers event in the Northwest, took place on the LYIT Letterkenny campus on Monday 21st October.LYIT students and graduates, career changers, and those returning to the workplace gained a wealth of information by attending the fair.  Over 70 employers, universities and colleges, professional bodies and voluntary organisations took part in this year’s event. Recruiters came from a broad range of sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Social Care services, Design, Hospitality and Telecommunications providers.In addition to graduate employment opportunities, attendees had the opportunity to meet with a broad range of postgraduate course providers from Ireland and the UK. The jobs wall and CV clinic were popular draws once more this year.Clive Wasson was there to capture the event for this picture special: Anne McDevitt, DEASP at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair -Photo Clive WassonBusy stands at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are from left Catherine Lyster, CAreers Officer Student Services and Paul Hannigan, LYIT, President. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are Orlaith Flood, Balke Burke, Darian Loughlin, Fatimah Qureshi. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – Crowds pictured at the fair on Monday. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are from left Fiona Doherty, Amy Hegarty, Aisling Howe, Niamh Sweeney, Anne Marie McGrath and Melisa Browne. Photo Clive WassonJobs on display at the jobs wall at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgraduate studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonThe future is bright at LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair – Picture Special was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITLYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fairlast_img read more

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Chalupsky wins record 12th Molokai title

first_img22 May 2012South Africa’s Oscar Chalupsky underlined his greatness in the Molokai World Championships surfski race in Hawaii on Sunday when he raced to his 12th victory in the event at the age of 49.Chalupsky had last won the race in 2005 and some had written him off, but he used the 53-kilometre race for motivation to get back into shape and boy did that work!In the early going, Chalupsky and fellow South African Matt Bouman followed the double paddled by Greg Barton and Zsolt Szadovski, but they had to let the pair go when the pace became too hard to maintain.Two hours from the finishTwo hours from the finish, nearing halfway in the race, Chalupsky, in fifth, hunted down Australia’s Martin Kenny and followed that up by reeling in and passing another Australian, Bruce Taylor.When the South African star saw nine-time champion Dean Gardiner ahead of him, he lifted his paddle tempo to take him past the Australian great.That left Chalupsky needing to pass defending champion Clint Robinson, 10 years his junior, and the winner of the K1 1 000 metres’ gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.Good newsRobinson wasn’t in sight, but that was, in fact, good news for Chalupsky. The Aussie star was struggling with cramps, which had forced him to take a line further south where the conditions were less demanding and easier on his cramping body.With 20 minutes remaining to the finish, Chalupsky hit the front. As the finishing line neared, Robinson closed on the South African, but couldn’t make up the distance before the big man powered his way over the finish despite feeling, as he put it to Surfski.info: “stuffed”.The website also reported that Chalupsky’s brother, Herman, the 2004 winner of the Molokai World Championships, is facing a dilemma. It reported: “A few days back, in conversation with Joe Glickman, he declared: ‘If Oscar wins, I’ll eat my under-rods. But which ones to choose?”TimesBarton and Svadovski recorded the fastest overall time of 3:21:32, with Chalupsky the leading single in 3:24:07. Robinson finished 19 seconds behind the South African in 3:24:26, followed by the first local, Patrick Dolan, in 3:25:42.Matt Bouman had to settle for eighth place in a time of 3:29:04.Chalupsky first won the Molokai World Championships almost three decades ago in 1983! He went on to record seven victories in succession, up to 1989.In 1995, he teamed up with his brother Herman to take line honours. Eight years later, he again won the singles title. Herman captured victory the following year, in 2004, and Oscar followed that up with another win in 2005.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Ohio Pork Congress welcomes Tri-State Housing Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New to the 2016 Ohio Pork Congress is the addition of the Tri-State Sow Housing conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, Michigan State University and Purdue University. This special symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 9, is designed as an educational opportunity for producers, focused on one of the pork industry’s most widely debated animal welfare topics — sow housing.“As many producers are beginning the transition to group housing, it is the goal of the Tri-State Sow Housing Conference and the hosting universities to support the swine industry by expanding knowledge on options for housing systems and provide educational resources to make the transition from stalls to groups economically successful,” said Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor Animal Well-being and Behavior, The Ohio State University. “We look forward to the opportunity to interact with producers across state lines and learn from global leaders in the industry.”The day-long conference will feature presentations and discussions led by experts representing various facets of the swine industry. Topics to be covered include the retailers’ perspective on marketing pressures related to sow housing, social perception of sow housing and purchasing behaviors of consumers, and employee training for farms transitioning to group housing. Also a very valuable addition to the conference will be panel discussion comprised of producers from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana that have experience transitioning to group housing.Dr. Lisbeth Ulrich Hansen will be traveling in from Denmark to provide the group with a European perspective on sow housing. Dr. Hansen will be leading a workshop on retrofitting barns, using experiences gained from her work at the Danish Swine Research Centre. The Tri-State Sow Housing Conference is focused on providing producers with the tools and education they need to make the transition to group housing as successful as possible. All producers are invited and encouraged to attend, and may access additional details and registration information by visiting OhioPork.org.last_img read more

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Facebook’s OpenGraph is Coming to the Mobile Web

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement curt hopkins What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … “Where we’re going from here is a platform strategy. We’re going away from a one-off app strategy,”In other words, OpenGraph’s going mobile, in more ways than one. Goin’ MobileFirst, Facebook considers and will approach further development of OpenGraph as a platform with infinite reach. Second, you’ll soon see OpenGraph elements, like the Like button, growing out through unconnected mobile apps, as they already have through the non-mobile space. Facebook, after all, counts its mobile users at 150 million.The “‘Like’ button for the entire Web” has now become the Like button for the post-Web world. Whether that is a good thing is highly debatable. That it is in fact a reality is not. Social Intelligence One of the examples Tseng gave, according to CNET, was of a location-aware coupon program that would gather feedback from friends and acquaintances. (Though if the current state of that technology is any indication, this example may remain just that for a while.)The melding of app and social is happening apace. If Facebook’s intuition is right, it will continue, especially in the area of marketing and commerce. Tseng was quoted on VentureBeat. “If you can actually layer on top of [location] some kind of social intelligence — not just the fact that I’m near Starbucks, but the fact that 30 of my friends really like this frappuccino over the last couple months — I’ve got an interesting use case.”For a certain value of “interesting” anyway. Not necessarily thrilling, but maybe profitable. Tags:#Facebook#mobile#web Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Facebook’s new head of mobile products, Eric Tseng, spoke today at MobileBeat 2010, introducing a new approach to the company’s OpenGraph.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery| Operation Reach Out: A Free Military Suicide Prevention Mobile App

first_imgBy: Caitlyn BrownPixabay[iPhone by fancycrave1, April 21, 2015] CCOThe use of apps has become fluent and an ingrained part of our technology use. Children know how to access and use apps before they understand how to use a television remote. We use apps to make lists, stay connected, check the weather predictions, navigate and avoid traffic, and to stay entertained. Apps are an integral part of our daily living now, allowing us to outsource information that generations before smartphones had to keep in their memory banks.Our dependence on technology (namely our phones and social media) has led to criticism regarding our ability to have fulfilling interpersonal relationships. On the flip side, technology has improved our ability to stay connected to those who are physically distanced from us for various reasons including deployment and TDY. The invention and use of apps, smartphones, and video calling has aided in families’ ability to remain in contact with their loved ones who are not within physical proximity to one another.  The invention of the aforementioned has also added another element that can be of great benefit: support.Operation Reach Out was created by Military Community Awareness, Inc. (MCA). It is a smartphone app that aims to prevent suicide in military personnel, veterans, and service members. In addition to assisting those who are at-risk for suicide directly, it is also designed to assist those who are concerned about others who may be at risk.When service members return from deployment, some may reintegrate back into their lives with no issues or concerns.  Others, especially those suffering from  PTSD or other mental health concerns, may feel isolated or detached from their support systems for one reason or another upon their return. The app was created to mitigate these feelings of isolation and detachment by creating a support service to those who may feel they have no options.Operation Reach Out provides support, education, resources and help to its users. Regardless of the user, the app provides resources and online links to websites such as the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Defense Suicide Prevention Office, MilitaryFamily.com and Military Community Awareness to name a few.The app encourages those who are at risk to provide the contact information of those closest to them in case they need to be contacted. It also provides a list of activities that encourage an individual to reconnect with those they feel closest to even though they may have isolated themselves from that person. These activities and suggestions can be rated so the app can be more intuitive to the user’s interests and needs.Additionally, this app provides over ten videos that provide empathetic and compassionate reminders to those who may be in crisis. The goal of the videos is to help the individual understand that the feelings they may be experiencing in the moment will pass and that all problems are solvable if given the time. If you are using the app for your concern about someone else, Operation Reach Out provides nine videos to help navigate questions to ask and how to phrase things when communicating with the individual at risk.Links for the app:For Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=suicide.prevention.app&hl=enFor iPhone Users:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-reach-out/id478899653This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Youth throws ink at Union Minister Ashwini Choubey in Patna

first_imgA youth on Tuesday threw ink at Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Kumar Choubey when he was about to board his SUV after meeting dengue patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).The youth, Nishant Jha, however, managed to escape.“The ink was thrown on public, democracy and the pillar of democracy,” said Mr. Choubey. “I condemn this act done by some lumpen elements nursing political ambition… the ink was thrown at journalists also”, he said while coming out. His SUV and the bodyguard too had sprinkles of ink. Later, the youth told a private news channel that he belonged to the Jan Adhikar Party (Secular) of former MP from Madhepura Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav. “But, I threw ink at the Minister in my personal capacity as I was perturbed over the rising number of Dengue patients in the city and the government’s apathy to contain it”, he said.Mr. Yadav said later, “I have come from Delhi only this morning… and this incident should not be linked with my party as we do not know Nishant Jha. But this reflects the public outrage against the government”.After prolonged waterlogging in some areas of Patna from September 28 to October 6, the number of patients of dengue and gastro-enteritis had increased manifold at the government-run PMCH. On Monday, a seven-year-old died of dengue and several policemen at the policeline are said to be suffering from it. Sanjiv Chaurasia, a local BJP MLA, too is recuperating from the disease. The local civic and health department are engaged in fogging and sprinkling of bleaching powder to check spread of dengue but local residents said these were proving to be inadequate.last_img read more

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