The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville is offering a UExplore Engineering Program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.The sessions in the program are October 14, November 4, November 25, January 20, February 10, March 2, March 30, and April 20. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.The registration fee for the program is $50.Register online at www.evansville.edu/uexploreengineering or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or [email protected] Online: http://evansville.meritpages.com/news/UE-to-Offer-UExplore-Engineering-Program-for-High-School-Students/11446FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Long before Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run was published, Blue Ridge Outdoors Editor in Chief Will Harlan was running with the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. El Chivo—a feature-length documentary about Harlan’s adventures with the Tarahumara—is now available on Amazon Prime.Harlan won the Copper Canyon 50-Mile Ultramarathon in 2009 against an international field of top athletes—as well as the legendary Arnulfo Quimare, a Tarahumara goat herder and two-time race champion who had previously bested seven-time Western States 100 champion Scott Jurek.After winning the race, Harlan creates a nonprofit to help Arnulfo and other Tarahumara farmers fighting to keep a foothold in their ancestral canyonlands, where drought and drug wars are widespread. Harlan also tries to emulate the Tarahumara way of life on a small off-grid homestead in the mountains of North Carolina.El Chivo—“the goat”—is the moniker given to Harlan after he won the 50-mile ultramarathon. The documentary follows Harlan at home and abroad as he transitions from elite athlete to ordinary dad. Award-winning Asheville documentary filmmaker Rod Murphy directed El Chivo, and he recently struck a deal with Ananda Media to distribute the 78 minute film through Amazon Prime.Ananda Media, a French action and adventure sports distributor, will also distribute the documentary via On-Demand and other online platforms both streaming and broadcast.Watch a trailer of the documentary here. Visit rodmurphyjr.com and collectiveprojects.tv for more info.
Stuff co.nz 11 August 2020Family First Comment: Good decision. This is why assisted suicide is never safe“Davison admitted administering Burger a lethal concoction of drugs, “placing a bag over [Varian’s] head and administering helium with the intent of helium deoxygenation and/or asphyxiation”, and giving Holland a lethal dose of pentobarbital. He argued it was “compassionate”” A lawyer for the Professional Conduct Committee said Davison’s role in the deaths was a “deliberate breach of the obligation of all medical practitioners” to protect the “sanctity” of life, and would be seen by the public as “unacceptable” of a person registered in New Zealand.An Auckland-born doctor convicted of helping three people to die overseas has been struck off the register.Euthanasia advocate Professor Sean Davison appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal on Tuesday via video link from South Africa, where he lives.In 2019 – while holding a provisional registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand – the medical laboratory scientist pleaded guilty to three murders in South Africa and was sentenced to three years’ house arrest.Davison previously admitted counselling and procuring the attempted suicide of his cancer-stricken elderly mother Patricia Davison, 85, who died in 2006. He was sentenced in the High Court at Dunedin to five months’ home detention in 2011.The charges involved the 2013 death of his friend, Anrich Burger, a doctor who became a quadriplegic after a car crash; the death of Justin Varian, who had motor neurone disease, in July 2015; and the death of sportsman Richard Holland, who had suffered brain injuries and had no motor function following a bicycle accident.Davison admitted administering Burger a lethal concoction of drugs, “placing a bag over [Varian’s] head and administering helium with the intent of helium deoxygenation and/or asphyxiation”, and giving Holland a lethal dose of pentobarbital.The tribunal heard Davison wished to move back to New Zealand to practise pathology after completing house arrest, and was granted a provisional registration.He disclosed his conviction linked to the death of his mother, but failed to disclose that he had been involved in the murders of Varian and Holland when he knew his involvement was “unlawful conduct”, the tribunal heard.Assisted suicide and euthanasia are illegal in South Africa.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/300079176/kiwi-scientist-sean-davison-struck-off-over-role-in-assisted-deaths-in-south-africa
Jack Colegate (Rochester & Cobham, Kent) and Curtis Griffiths (Wentworth, Surrey), both members of the England A Squad, will represent England Golf in the 111th All India Amateur Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club on 17th – 22nd January. This is the first time for several years that England Golf has sent players to this championship, which has a 36-hole stroke play qualifying competition over the first two days from which the leading 32 players proceed to the match play knockout event. Colegate, 18 (picture © Tom Ward), is an emerging talent on the national scene, having finished tied third in the 2010 Faldo Series Grand Final. Last year, he was fifth in the McEvoy Trophy, equal sixth in the South East Boys Qualifying and joint tenth in the Lagonda Trophy which saw him finish 15th on the Titleist/FootJoy EGU Boys Order of Merit. Griffiths, 18, was an England under 16 cap in 2009 and made his debut as a boy international in last year’s European Boys Team Championships and also helped England win the Boys Home Internationals. A member of the victorious Surrey team in the 2009 Boys County Championship, he enjoyed a successful 2010 in which he finished runner-up in the South East Junior Championship, tied third in the Brabazon Southern Qualifier and equal sixth in the McEvoy Trophy. Last year, when he finished seventh on the Titleist/FootJoy Boys Order of merit, he lost a playoff for the Fairhaven Trophy, was fourth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was again a member of the Surrey squad in the Boys County Championship final. It is six years since England Golf last sent players to the All India Championship but in 2004 James Smith from Kent reached the semi-finals. The only English winner of the title has been former England captain Malcolm Lewis, who triumphed at Calcutta in 1981. Other former winners include current European Tour players Christian Cevaer of France (1992), India’s Jyoti Randhawa (1993) and South Africans Richard Sterne (2000) and Charl Schwartzel (2001). 10 Jan 2012 Indian call up for Colegate and Griffiths
What apparently cleaned up the park and reduced the presence of the Canoga Park Alabama gang was the 2002 court injunction filed by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and enforced by the Los Angeles Police Department and neighborhood prosecutors. “I’ve always believed that gang injunctions can be an effective tool in reducing crime,” said Delgadillo, “and the Canoga Park Alabama injunction has had an impact in the Canoga Park neighborhood.” Delgadillo said a Los Angeles grand jury report concluded that gang injunctions have shown a 7 percent to 50 percent drop in crime. The permanent injunction bans the Canoga Park Alabama gang and its members from associating in public with one another and provides police officers with a greater ability to enforce the law. According to police, authorities have arrested and prosecuted 97 identified Canoga Park Alabama gang members for violating provisions of the injunction. “Our experience is that gang injunctions suppress the constant intimidation and constant presence of gangs,” said Deputy City Attorney Jim McDougal, the lead prosecutor against the CPA gang. “The gang still exists because it’s a generational thing, but the suppression of their presence at places like the park means you don’t have the crime of opportunity that existed in the past.” Nevertheless, Canoga Park Alabama gang was included earlier this week on a list of the city’s most violent gangs because its members are responsible for most of the hate crimes in the San Fernando Valley. “They shoot at innocent people in the Valley, based on their race,” said Lt. Tom Smart, head of the LAPD West Valley’s gang unit. Since last July, police logged 14 racially motivated gang shootings. Ten of those cases are suspected of being Canoga Park Alabama gang members shooting at African-Americans. Now, officials hope the mayor’s newly announced anti-gang plan will further intensify the crackdown on the Canoga Park Alabama gang that began with the 2002 injunction. “The success of the injunction doesn’t mean we can’t do better and will do better,” Delgadillo said. “Gang injunctions alone are not going to eliminate gangs from our city, and that’s what we need to do. Injunctions are just one tool in a very large arsenal.” Local businesses say they’ve seen a reduction in gang-related crimes. “We’ve been broken into in the past – by the Alabama street gang,” Tony Czarnecki said at a sporting goods store on Saticoy Street. “They’d come in through the roof. But now all we’ve had is graffiti on the side of the building, and somebody comes by and covers it up.” “The goal (was) to take the sidewalks and streets away from the gangsters … and return it to the community – and we’re not surprised to hear that it’s working,” said McDougal. The Canoga Park Alabama gang dates back to the 1930s, law enforcement officials say, its legacy of vandalism, assault, robbery, drug sales and murder escalating as it passed from generation to generation. The gang, with an estimated membership as high as 400, is now considered the most violent gang in the west San Fernando Valley. Police say the most active gang members are between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. “They are the ones who put in the work,” said Smart. “They write on the walls, they break into cars and they shoot people.” But the injunction has dramatically reduced their activity, especially in their own hangouts. “They used to own this park, but it’s changed,” says Evan Traub, an independent computer programmer, enjoying a lazy afternoon at Lanark Park. “Maybe it’s different at night, but the park closes at 10 p.m. People don’t really use most parks at night. It’s something they enjoy during the day, and I’m telling you, you can do that now and you couldn’t do it before.” [email protected] (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – With antiques stores on each corner boasting collectibles and vintage Tiffany lamps, the intersection of Sherman Way and Alabama Avenue appears an unlikely stomping grounds for a notorious street gang. At nearby Lanark Park, mothers strolled with their kids while old men played cards and dominoes – all unafraid that they could be easy prey for gangbangers. You could drive the 4.65 square miles that authorities have identified as the territory of the Canoga Park Alabama gang and find no sign of them. “There was a time a few years ago when you didn’t dare come to this park,” said 63-year-old Antonio Revalez. “The cholos were in control, but someone cleaned the park out. The cholos are gone.”
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes leads his team onto the field against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff semifinal contests may be over, but ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ still awaits. Friday, Iowa and Stanford are set to tangle in the Rose Bowl in what might be the most exciting non-playoff postseason contest. It’s the first appearance in the big game for the Hawkeyes since 1991, and as such, tens of thousands of Hawkeyes fans are making the trip out west.Thursday, the school released an interesting hype video for fans to watch ahead of the fourth quarter. Check it out:For your viewing pleasure during the 4th quarter of the @rosebowlgame | #Hawkeyes : @chrisruthiowa https://t.co/5Zh1MDgMcB— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 31, 2015Will Iowa restore faith in the Big Ten after a rough Thursday night? We’ll find out in just a few hours.
zoom Despite the strains that mega vessels may put on port operations, they did not have a major impact on port performance in 2017, a study undertaken by CargoSmart showed.Thw study, which compared mega vessel and non-mega vessel performance in the ports of Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Shanghai, revealed that very large vessels did not experience significantly longer than average arrival and departure delays than non-mega vessels at the three ports during the year.In 2017, ocean carriers deployed hundreds of mega vessels, with a capacity of 10,000 or more TEUs, to ship cargo around the globe.When looking at the number of vessel arrivals at the three ports, the study found that Shanghai was the busiest port, serving the most mega vessels and the most vessels overall among three ports. Rotterdam served the most vessels with a capacity of less than 10,000 TEUs.Vessel arrival delays were shorter for mega vessels at Los Angeles and Rotterdam, according to the findings.Taking a closer look at the overall average vessel arrival delays at the ports for the year, the study found out that mega vessels at Los Angeles and Rotterdam had shorter vessel arrival delays than non-mega vessels. At Shanghai, mega vessels had longer vessel arrival delays than non-mega vessels. While the difference in performance between mega vessels and non-mega vessels was 1.1 hours for Rotterdam and Shanghai, the performance difference was greater at Los Angeles. On average for the year, mega vessels had 2.7 hours shorter arrival delays than non-mega vessels at Los Angeles.Furthermore, the findings showed that vessel departure delays at the three ports were longer for mega vessels. However, the difference between the mega vessel and non-mega vessel delays only deviated by about one hour at each of the ports.The longest average departure delays were at Shanghai for both types of vessels, with an average departure delay of 26.9 hours for mega vessels and 25.4 hours for non-mega vessels in 2017.CargoSmart’s Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center (GVVMC), through which the study was conducted, will continue to monitor port performance by vessel size for changes in performance over time.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer hosted a roundtable discussion regarding new proposed federal firearms laws in Prince George earlier this week.In a release, Zimmer said the discussion topics included Canada’s current firearms classification system, the process a law-abiding firearms owner has to go through to purchase a firearm legally, and the recent introduction of firearms legislation by the Liberal government.“I wanted to hold this roundtable to have an open conversation about firearms and our current laws. It is important to me that I consult with constituents from Prince George and the region about how they feel about this issue. If people have concerns, it’s my goal to hear those concerns and help with them in any way I can,” said Mr. Zimmer. “There is a lot of misinformation out there about our current firearms laws, and one of the reasons why I wanted to have this roundtable was to be able to provide accurate information.” “It was a great discussion and I was able to learn a lot about where people are at on the issue. I want to hear from any of my constituents regarding any changes that they would like to see to firearms legislation. It is also my hope those who attended were able to come away with a better understanding of our current system.”