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School administrator on leave after drawing on boy’s head for violating dress code

first_imgKTRK-TV(PEARLAND, TX) —  A junior high school administrator was placed on leave and could face disciplinary action for allegedly drawing on a student’s head with a permanent marker.Juelz Trice, a seventh-grader at Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland, Texas, got a new haircut last week featuring a carved design. When Trice went to school the next day, a staff member allegedly informed him that his new hairdo was against the dress code and said he would be punished unless he allowed the carved haircut to be filled in with a marker.Trice said that although the incident made him feel uncomfortable, he didn’t want to argue or resist at the time.“It was the talk of school that day and the day after,” Juelz told ABC Houston station KTRK in a recent interview.Juelz’s mother, Angela Washington, said she didn’t find out about the incident until after her son got home from school that day.“I was very upset,” Washington told KTRK. “He got off the bus and he got into the car and said, ‘Look what they did to my head.’”Pearland Independent School District said Trice’s haircut was in fact against the dress code, which states, “Hair must be neat, clean and well groomed. Extreme hair styles such as carvings, mohawks, spikes, etc. are not allowed.”Still, the school district said in a statement that the staff member “mishandled disciplinary action” by giving the student the option to have the shape of his hair carving colored in with a marker, which is “not condoned by the district and does not align with appropriate measures for dress code violations.”“Pearland ISD is extremely disappointed to learn of a situation that occurred at Berry Miller Junior High,” the school district said in the statement on Tuesday. “The campus administrator is currently on administrative leave. Further action is forthcoming.”Washington said the school has called to apologize and that the administrator shared his side of the story.“They were very apologetic, but it still happened,” Washington told KTRK. “Nobody should think that is the correct way to handle a situation.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chicago mayor defies governor, refuses to open COVID-19 vaccine to all due to uptick in cases

first_imgJonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won’t open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks due to a “quantum leap” in coronavirus cases.Gov. JB Pritzker announced that anyone 16 and older could get the crucial shot starting April 12, following many other states in expanding vaccine eligibility.“We have over 400, almost 500 cases, on average as of today. That’s a quantum leap from where we were even three weeks ago,” Lightfoot said at a press conference on Wednesday.On Thursday, Chicago reported a seven-day rolling average of 519 daily COVID-19 infections, up 41% from the 367 reported a week earlier, according to city data. At the start of the month, the city reported an average of 295 daily cases. Chicago now has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 4.6%, up from 3.4% last week.Lightfoot noted that the uptick in cases emerged primarily on the North Side of the city in neighborhoods like Old Town, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Portage Park, especially among 18-to-39-year-olds.“We’re not going to see anything more significant in the reopening front until we see those numbers stabilize and start to come down,” Lightfoot said.She blamed the spike in infections on young people resuming life as normal as the warm weather moves in. She tweeted Tuesday, “Folks, the pandemic is not over. Warmer weather is not an excuse to make reckless decisions.”The governor disagreed with Lightfoot’s decision.“I’m concerned, I will be honest with you, that the city of Chicago seems to want to delay beyond April 12,” he said, speaking at an unrelated press conference on Wednesday. “We should be getting every dose into every arm that we possibly can.”On Monday, Chicago entered Phase 1C, which opened eligibility to anyone 16 and older with qualifying medical conditions, plus more types of essential workers — food and beverage employees, media members and clergy among them.As of Thursday, 14.4% of the entire Chicago population has been fully vaccinated, according to city data.Pritzker and Lightfoot have sparred over COVID-19 guidelines and the handling of the pandemic over the past year.In October, the two officials, the state’s most powerful Democrats, clashed when Pritzker ordered for a ban on indoor dining and bar service in the city, citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions. Lightfoot argued those businesses needed to stay open to support the economy.In March of 2020, the two also disagreed over closing public schools. Pritzker ordered all state schools to shutter on March 13, overruling Lightfoot, who expressed concern over keeping kids safe and making sure they had enough to eat.Lightfoot has demanded more doses be be sent to the city before she opens up eligibility.Officials announced on Tuesday that Chicago will open two additional mass vaccination sites on Monday — one at a conference center next to Wrigley Field and the other at Chicago State University.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

On the nature of Pc3 pulsations at L = 4 and their solar wind dependence

first_imgThe results are presented of a statistical study of the occurrence, strength, frequency and polarization characteristics of magnetic pulsations in the Pc3 frequency range (0.022–0.1 Hz) recorded at Halley, L = 4, during September 1988. Similarities in the wave characteristics inside and outside the plasmasphere, suggest that many of the pulsations are due to forcing fast-mode waves. A correlative study with satellite measurements of the solar wind indicates a clear dependence of the occurrence and frequency of the pulsations, on the direction and magnitude of the interplanetary magnetic field, respectively. This is consistent with the hypothesis that the source of the pulsations seen on the ground is ion-cyclotron waves generated upstream of the Earth’s bow shock and is direct evidence for the transference of energy from the solar wind to the ground in the form of hydromagnetic waves.last_img read more

Judge Certifies Class Action In Henry County Jail Overcrowding Suit

first_imgIndiana Southern District Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Tuesday granted a motion for class certification on behalf of more than 100 current inmates, as well as lead plaintiff Adam Bell, who no longer is detained in the jail but was housed there at the time the case was filed. Barker rejected Henry County’s argument that because Bell was no longer jailed, he lacked standing to properly represent the class.“This argument is unavailing, however, because it is the uncertainty about the length of incarceration, not the maximum length of incarceration, that controls,” Barker wrote in her order certifying a class in Adam Bell v. Sheriff of Henry County, et al., 1:19-cv-00557.Among other allegations, Bell alleges the jail:Was originally designed to house 76 prisoners, but over the years the county expanded jail space and added a third bunk to existing double bunk beds in many cells, expanding capacity to 116 beds. The suit claims these additional bunks never received required authorization from the Department of Correction’s chief jail inspector. In its response to the complaint, Henry County acknowledges the additions, but officials “deny that said jail inspection report is an accurate statement of the facts… .”Is deemed overcrowded 100 percent of the time by the DOC’s chief jail inspector. Henry County likewise disputes the statements in the report and disputes that the facility is “overcrowded in terms of having more inmates than permanent beds… .”Has made some inmates, including Bell, sleep on cellblock floors and near cell toilets due to overcrowding. Defendants deny that allegation.Has housed inmates in offices and in an indoor recreation area due to overcrowding, despite these areas having no toilets or showers. Henry County denies this in its response.Is chronically understaffed, unable to adequately monitor prisoners, cellblock inspections do not occur, and that as a result of tensions due to these conditions, “assaults between prisoners are frequent, aggravated by the overcrowded conditions.”Bell states in his complaint that he was housed for about four weeks in the jail’s E-Block on a triple bunk cell for an alleged violation of home detention rules after a criminal conviction. At the time he filed the complaint, he alleged there were four people in the cell and, “For the first two weeks he was the fourth person in the cell and was on the floor on just a mattress. … The cell block is extremely dirty.”Henry County denies these claims, as well as Bell’s allegation that the cellblock at the time his suit was filed was locked down overnight; that overcrowding in the unit made exercising impossible; and, that overcrowding and lack of recreation and supervision “causes continuous tension and dangerous conditions in the block.”Bell also alleges, and the county denies, that he and other prisoners were denied grievance forms by jail staff and also that they were told grievances would only be processed if they were filed on jail grievance forms.The complaint also cites the report of a consultant hired by the county to look into conditions at the jail, which concluded that overcrowding “does not permit the jail to safely house inmates or provide for certain needs. … The current physical plant does not lend itself to the separations required to safely house inmates.” Henry County admits that language is included in the report it paid for, but replied in March that officials “deny that the language … accurately describes the current conditions” in the jail.Bell is represented in this litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and New Castle attorney Joel E. Harvey. Henry County is represented by the Indianapolis law firm of Stephenson Morow & Semler.A bench trial before Barker is scheduled for Dec. 14 in the Indianapolis Division of the Southern District of Indiana. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Judge Certifies Class Action In Henry County Jail Overcrowding SuitJuly 4, 2019 Dave StaffordCurrent and former inmates at the Henry County Jail will proceed as a class in a federal lawsuit broadly alleging overcrowded, unconstitutional and inhumane conditions at the facility in New Castle.last_img read more

UK team comes 6th in 2015 World Pastry Cup

first_imgThe team representing the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie – the World Pastry Cup – has placed sixth in the competition, despite their ice sculpture breaking in half.Team Italy took home the gold, with Japan in silver and the USA clinching bronze.The result is the best ranking the UK team has achieved so far, and they will automatically qualify for Coupe Du Monde de la Patisserie at Lyon in 2017.The group, coached by UK pastry team president Martin Chiffers, was made up of Barry Johnson (Rococo Chocolate), Andrew Blas (Café Royal) and Javier Mercado (Le Cordon Bleu).Team captain Barry Johnson said: “We’re all ecstatic at this result. With all the challenges we faced during the day, we really hadn’t had any major expectations. This result has made all the pain worthwhile, and I’d like to thank my team-mates Jose, Andrew and Martin for such amazing support.”Chiffers said: “This placement is a huge credit to the team, and I’d like to thank all the sponsors, especially Valrhona, for their support. Tonight we’ll be toasting our achievement, but we’ll start recruiting for the new team with the British Pastry Open in October.”The team’s theme for their entries was inspired by theatre and, in particular, the musical The Lion King.last_img read more

5am queues outside new Ansel bakery

first_imgDominique Ansel opened his bakery in London at 8am this morning, and London loves it. To celebrate, here are some exclusive images of the first Dominique Ansel Bakery (DAB) in Europe.Fans queued outside DAB London from 5am this morning, such is the hype surrounding the new shop. Ansel announced the London opening exclusively to British Baker back in February, and recently announced exclusive additions to the London menu. Now here’s a gallery to celebrate it finally happening. Welcome to London, chef Dominique!…Powered by Cincopa Video Player for Business solution.BB Dominique Ansel London openingDominique Ansel’s much-anticipated London bakery opens today.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 749height 749originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1200height 1200DAB Londonoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 6000height 3190DAB Londonoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 6000height 3968DAB Londonoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 3600height 2403DAB Londonoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 3600height 2369Chocolate chip cookie shotcameramake Phase Oneorientation 1height 4502exposuretime 0.00285714515camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 3/6/2014 6:21:33 PMwidth 6900cameramodel IQ180The Cronutfocallength 4.15flash 16cameramake Appleheight 2992fnumber 2.2exposuretime 0.008333334alt: 10lat: 40.734836long: -74.002064orientation 1camerasoftware Instagramoriginaldate 2/23/2016 6:43:48 PMwidth 2992cameramodel iPhone 6sThe Cronutcameramake Phase Oneorientation 1height 3506exposuretime 0.002000006camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 9/5/2013 1:03:25 PMwidth 3600cameramodel IQ180Frozen S’morescameramake Phase Oneorientation 1height 3322exposuretime 0.002000006camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 9/5/2013 3:29:02 PMwidth 3000cameramodel IQ180The Cronut comes to Londonfocallength 4.15flash 16cameramake Appleheight 1031fnumber 2.2exposuretime 0.003267974orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 1/6/2016 8:58:01 PMwidth 1080cameramodel iPhone 6last_img read more

Notre Dame CIO earns award

first_imgNotre Dame Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Scott Malpass was recently selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from CIO Magazine.Malpass will receive the award at the magazine’s Industry Innovation Awards on Dec. 8 at the New York Public Library in New York City.Malpass, who was notified of his selection for the award earlier this month, said the award reflects positively on the work of his staff and the University as a whole.“I’m thrilled for Notre Dame and what [the Lifetime Achievement Award] means for the University,” Malpass said. “This is a kind of recognition you don’t get without a team and support.”Malpass is “an investor [who] grew alongside [Notre Dame’s] endowment, both becoming among the most respected in the institutional universe,” according to a CIO Magazine press release.A 1984 graduate of Notre Dame, Malpass was named CIO of the University in 1989, at the age of 26. He oversees an endowment that has grown from $453 million when he started to approximately $8.3 billion at the end of the 2013 fiscal year, making it the 12th-largest endowment in American education and the highest at an American Catholic university.Sara Shoemake | The Observer Malpass said the commonalities shared by his staff, which is largely made up of Notre Dame graduates, help drive the investment office’s actions.“We have a real sense of purpose and a Catholic mission,” he said. “We’re a long-term investor, not worried about next week or next quarter or next year. We’re looking for the best-of-breed, the top investment talent to manage money for us.”In an interview last year with Institutional Investor Magazine, Malpass said he and his staff had developed “the Notre Dame model,” a strategy distinct from those at Harvard and Yale, which hold the first- and second-largest endowments, respectively, among American universities.Malpass said this model involves not only a shared mission but also a focus on building quality relationships with outside investors.“[The Notre Dame model] relates to something I’ve talked about, acting from a shared sense of mission and purpose and nurturing a high-caliber, committed team,” Malpass said. “It also involves identifying and building relationships with the best investors in the world.“While working together, we want to help them be successful and help us be successful. It’s better to have a good relationship and not be antagonistic to each other. We want investors to extend themselves, talk to our students, offer internships — do things deeper and different than what others do.”Part of Malpass’s recent investment strategy involves outreach to international investors. Malpass, who spent part of the last academic year in London, said he will return to England later this fall and currently has staff members working in China.“The team is always meeting with partners overseas and continues to deepen networks throughout the world,” he said. “We will continue to go out and meet partners and deepen relationships internationally with more long-term assignments overseas.”Malpass is active on Notre Dame’s campus, as he also serves as an assistant professor of finance in the Mendoza College of Business. In keeping with his investing philosophy, Malpass said he and his team are more focused on the bigger picture than on a particular goal for this semester.“We’ll focus on nitpicky operational things, but we want to maintain a disciplined process for how we go about sourcing and meeting and building relationships,” Malpass said. “… There’s a tendency to be short-term oriented, but we try to resist those short-term pressures and try to act like a long-term fundamental investor through cycles and dislocations and other things.”Malpass said he expects to have a “small representative group,” including some of his senior staff members, on hand for the award dinner later this year.“I do want to emphasize my team because I can’t do this without them,” he said. “Most of them have a lot of longevity too, and they’re great Notre Dame people.”Tags: CIO, CIO Magazine, Industry Innovation Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, Notre Dame vice president, Scott Malpasslast_img read more

SMC organization hosts fall break ‘stay-cation’

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) will hold a “stay-cation” for students staying on campus for fall break.“The stay-cation is an opportunity for people who are in South Bend for break to enjoy participating in activities and opportunities here in South Bend,” director of the OCSE Rebekah DeLine said.A survey conducted earlier this semester indicated about 35 students are planning to stay on campus during fall break. Between 20 and 25 students expressed an interest in participating in the stay-cation, with about 20 students expected to participate each day.Events start Sunday afternoon and will be held through Thursday. Students can register for individual days or for the entire program but are asked to commit to the full day.“[The stay-cation] will be a mix of fun excursions, some service and a lot of community-building around meals,” DeLine said.Excursions include a canoeing trip down the St. Joseph river, a scavenger hunt, zip-lining and visits to a corn maze and pumpkin patch. The College will host service projects by partnering with local organizations such as an animal shelter and Unity Gardens. Other events, such as a movie night and spa time, will be held on campus.Meals will be a significant part of the stay-cation. Participants will have the opportunity to try different establishments within the city, as well as one home-cooked meal.“We’re even going to have one meal where we’re going to a local alum’s house because I thought it was important to include a homemade meal,” DeLine said.DeLine said her office is in the process of working with community partners to keep costs low for activities. The overhead is currently being covered with combined funding from the OCSE and the Office of Student Affairs.“From the students, we are asking for a suggested donation of $5 a day to participate, but because we don’t want cost to be a factor in somebody participating, if a student can’t afford that, they don’t have to pay anything at all,” DeLine said.DeLine said the idea for the stay-cation came to her last year when she saw last year when she saw students on campus over the course of the break.“The dining hall was closed, so not only were they stuck on campus, but they were stuck on campus without meals,” DeLine said.This finding troubled DeLine, prompting her interest in improving the experience for these students. She wanted them to feel like they were getting a vacation, even while still on campus.“I decided I wanted to do something by offering the students who were here already an opportunity to get to get together, eat meals together and bond over their staying here,” DeLine said. “I wanted it to be something to actually celebrate.”Registration for the stay-cation can be done via a Google form emailed to students. Registration closes Thursday at 6 p.m.Tags: fall break, OSCE, Stay-cationlast_img read more

Laura Benanti Picks a Dubious Man To Be The Good Wife To!

first_imgTony winner Laura Benanti is to guest star in The Good Wife. According to she’ll appear as the new fiancée of Lockhart/Gardner client—and wife killer—Colin Sweeney, played by Dylan Baker. Benanti most recently stole the show as the Baroness in The Sound of Music Live! She won her Tony for the role of Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical Gypsy. Her additional Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, Swing!, Into the Woods, Nine, The Wedding Singer, In the Next Room and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Star Files Executive Producer of the show Michelle King says that Benanti is “beautifully suited for Colin Sweeney.” OK that’s all very well and good, but please don’t kill off one of our favorite Audience Choice Award winners too quickly, OK? Two previous shows that she starred in, The Playboy Club and Go On, could have lasted longer, Hollywood.center_img View Comments Laura Benantilast_img read more

Aladdin Stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed Are Taking Your Questions!

first_img Aladdin View Comments Adam Jacobs Related Shows Have you been wondering what it’s like to fly on a magic carpet? You’re in luck! Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed are journeying out of Agrabah and into the headquarters to answer your questions. Before Jacobs took on the tite role in Aladdin, he made a splash on Broadway in Les Miserables and The Lion King; Reed appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and In the Heights. But all of that is in the past, and now they will forever be known as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. So, wanna know what they’d do if they were granted three wishes? Or what their fave Disney characters are? Or how those adorable twins are doing? Ask Jacobs and Reed anything in the form below, then check back to see them interview each with your questions! Isn’t that magical?<a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> from $57.50 Star Fileslast_img read more