TV icon Bob Barker has sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to Wyoming state senators. In the letter, Barker urges the lawmakers to block “ag-gag” House Bill (H.B.) 126, which would ban undercover cameras on factory farms—and as Barker, who grew up in the neighboring state of South Dakota, explains, video footage from undercover investigations has helped law-enforcement officials across the country prosecute cases of animal abuse.Barker, a lifelong Republican, is passionate about ensuring that law-enforcement officials have all the resources that they need to enforce the law.“As a lifelong Republican who feels that authorities should have access to everything that they need to enforce the law, I’m writing in the hope that you will reject House Bill (H.B.) 126, which threatens to shroud illegal abuses in factory farms and slaughterhouses in secrecy by keeping cameras out of these facilities,” he wrote. “Video footage from undercover investigations, which are often prompted by whistleblowers who work on factory farms or in slaughterhouses, has helped law-enforcement officials across the country, including in Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, prosecute cases of animal abuse. Will you protect our right to collect this evidence by opposing H.B. 126?“Because government inspection of factory farms for cruelty violations is neither mandatory nor common and workers who report abuse to supervisors are routinely ignored, evidence from undercover investigations is critical for exposing abuse and helping officials prosecute abusers. My friends at PETA, for example, went undercover in 2008 at Aviagen Turkeys, Inc., in West Virginia and found workers beating, stomping on, and maliciously killing birds, but even after the abuse was brought to a supervisor’s and Aviagen management’s attention, the cruelty continued. Over two months, the investigator collected detailed evidence showing that these abuses were not isolated incidents but part of a pattern of routine and systematic cruelty to animals. Ultimately, the evidence helped state police and prosecutors obtain 23 indictments for cruelty to animals against three former employees, all of whom were convicted and one of whom was jailed.“Americans today want better treatment of animals killed for food, not for their legislators to hide illegal cruelty on farms behind locked doors. Over the last few years, I’ve been joined by figures from all walks of life, from Republican strategist Mary Matalin to animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, in opposing bills similar to H.B. 126, and legislators have listened, as such bills have died or been tabled by sponsors in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and Tennessee as well as Arkansas, the second-largest poultry-producing state in the nation. I hope to hear that you’ll stand up for protecting our right to document and expose cruelty to animals.”Barker isn’t alone in protesting bills such as HB 126: Other prominent people who have joined PETA in speaking out against them include Cloris Leachman, Katherine Heigl, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, and animal welfare expert Temple Grandin. Similar bills have been defeated or abandoned by their sponsors in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and Tennessee as well as Arkansas, the second-largest poultry state.Source:PETA
23 September 2008Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today pointed the finger at “corrupt powers” for provoking or maintaining problems in global hotspots such as Iraq, the Middle East and Afghanistan, noting that the United Nations is often paralyzed and unable to take effective action. In Iraq, “millions of people have been killed or displaced, and the occupiers, without a sense of shame, are still seeking to solidify their position in the political geography of the region and to dominate oil resources,” he told the General Assembly’s high-level debate.“The UN is not capable enough to solve the problems and to remove aggressions, occupation and aggression.”Regarding Palestine, the President said that “Zionists” and “some hegemonic and bullying powers [which] support them” are behind the decades of “carnage and invasion,” and the Security Council is powerless in assisting the Palestinian people.Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the people are the “victims of the willingness of NATO member states to dominate the regions surrounding India, China and South Asia,” he said, again adding that the Council is toothless because some of the culprits are also “the major decision-makers” in the UN body.Earlier this week, the head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Iran to be fully transparent regarding its nuclear programme.At the body’s Board of Governors meeting in Geneva, Mohamed ElBaradei appealed to Iran to “implement all measures required to build confidence in the exclusive peaceful nature of its nuclear programme at the earliest possible date.”Mr. Ahmadinejad today stressed that Iran, like all nations, has the right to produce nuclear fuel for non-military purposes, but “a few bullying powers have sought to put hurdles in the way of the peaceful nuclear activities of the Iranian nation by exerting political and economic pressures” against the country.He accused these nations of themselves creating deadly nuclear weapons and stockpiling them, but noted that they are not under the watchful eye of international organizations.
A cornerstone of Buddhist philosophy is Loving Kindness, Tolerance, accommodation and renunciation of greed for material things. Buddhism is the only religion that has not indulged in wars, in the name of Religion.The Dambulla Temple owns over 25,000 Acres of land, bestowed upon it by the ancient Kings. If we follow the teachings of Lord Buddha, rather than resorting to violence to acquire more assets for our temples, shouldn’t we exercise tolerance and generosity towards those who worship another creed?It is essential that we know that History is replete with leaders who have employed religion for their narrow political gains, to entrench themselves unduly in power. Unfortunately at times, this has been with the acquiescence of some of the clergy. I fail to understand how an Islamist place of worship that existed peacefully, for over a decade, alongside a Buddhist temple, suddenly became a problem.I am a deeply committed Buddhist and have been all my life, although I’ve never felt the need to publicise this for political or other gains. I’ve studied Buddhism, Pali and a bit of Sanskrit at the feet of great Buddhist sages, while attending a Catholic school. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has questioned the actions of some monks in Dambulla over the mosque issue.In a comment posted on an online petition hosted by Groundviews, the former President said she fails to understand how an Islamist place of worship that existed peacefully, for over a decade, alongside a Buddhist temple, suddenly became a problem. My fervent prayer is that ,even now, our Government acquires the Wisdom and largesse of heart and mind to do what is necessary to build the bridges between the diverse communities of our fractured Nation, so that we celebrate the richness of our Lankan diversity, rather than allow this to be exacerbated into hatred and more division. We have just ended decades of violence, begotten by racial intolerance and hatred, PLEASE let us not start up another conflict, over religion. This land of ours has enough space for all those who’ve lived together for two millennia, one group does not need to grab all for itself. “This attack and the clumsy, unacceptable handling of it by the authorities has quite certainly not been done in my name. My government achieved many successes in this matter. Hence, I know this can be done.May the blessings of the Triple Gem be bestowed upon our land, so that the shrill voices of hatred and intolerance of the extremist few be banished from Lanka,” Kumaratunga said.
“Our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality,” said Mr. Guterres in his message delivered on his behalf by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu at an annual memorial held in Hiroshima, Japan, for the victims of the atomic bomb dropped on the city today in 1945. “The states possessing nuclear weapons have a special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps in nuclear disarmament,” Mr. Guterres stressed, warning against the continued presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons and dangerous rhetoric regarding their use.RELATED: INTERVIEW: ‘Disarmament matters’ in times of crisis, stresses new High Representative He went on to state that the world looks to Hiroshima, as the city – built on “resilience and hope” – has come back from the tragic event 72 years ago. “Your determination for peace is an inspiration to the world,” Mr. Guterres said. On a positive note, he highlighted a major development in 2017, in particular the adoption last month of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by UN Member States. This outcome was the result of a global campaign focused on the unconditional unacceptability of the use of nuclear weapons, the Secretary-General noted, acknowledging the invaluable contribution made by Hiroshima’s message of peace and the heroic efforts of hibakushas, or survivors of the atomic bombs. They have reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, he said, expressing UN support for a global effort towards a world free of nuclear weapons.
Javaris Crittenton’s life that once was full of so much promise continues to fall apart in a spectacular and shocking fashion for those who know the former Atlanta high school and Georgia Tech basketball star. The latest development finds Crittenton arrested at his suburban Atlanta home Wednesday as part of a drug sting operation.A former first-round NBA draft selection of the Los Angeles Lakers, Crittenton and 13 others were named in the indictment that was initially the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, a source close to the investigation told ESPN.According to that source, Crittenton, 26, conspired to deal cocaine and marijuana in the months before he was indicted last year for his alleged role in an August 2011 Atlanta shooting death of a young mother.Shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday, DEA agents, federal marshals and local police descended on Crittenton’s home in Fayetteville, a suburb just south of Atlanta. Crittenton was led away in handcuffs and booked into the Fulton County Jail.That is the latest drama in Crittenton’s apparently crumbling life. He was banned for a year in the NBA when he brought a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room, an indiscretion that stunned friends and family. It also essentially ended his undistinguished NBA career. And it got worse.In April 2013, a Fulton County grand jury indicted Crittenton and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, for murder in the death of Julian Jones, 22, a mother of four children. That 12-count indictment also accused Crittenton and Gamble of participating in a criminal street gang and linked both to a second shooting in Atlanta that occurred five days before Jones’ death.According to court documents, both of the August 2011 shootings were in retaliation for a robbery committed against Crittenton and his cousin. On April 13, 2011, Crittenton and Gamble were held up at gunpoint by two men outside a southwest Atlanta barbershop and robbed of more than $55,000 worth of personal items and jewelry, according to a police report of the incident.In the drug case, according to the district attorney’s office, “Crittenton and the other suspects are accused of selling multi-kilo quantities of cocaine and several hundred pounds of marijuana” during a seven-month investigation dating to June 2012. He will have an initial court appearance Thursday morning on those charges; he had been on limited house arrest as he awaited trial for murder.At Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, Crittenton teamed with NBA star Dwight Howard to win the 2004 state championship. Crittenton led his team to a second state title in 2006 without Howard.Howard’s uncle, Paul Howard, the Fulton County district attorney, said he knew Crittenton to be upstanding.“This was a kid with a lot of promise,” Howard said. “As I look back, I’d have to say it was a lot of pain involved having to take some action because of those facts.”
When he was a young boy his usherette grandmother gave him a lifelong love of the movies and ever since Anderson Jones has dreamt of owning his own cinema.That dream came true when Mr Jones built a 34-seat cinema, in his own garden.The 38-year-old bus driver has spent the past four and a half years, and £70,000 of his life savings, erecting the brick building at his Stoke-on-Trent home.Replete with a 17ft by 7ft screen, red curtains and red seats Mr Jones’s home movie theatre is a homage to the ABC chain of cinemas of his youth. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mr Jones with son Ethan and wife JaneCredit:Phil Yeoman/BNPS All the fittings, from the door handles to the exit sign, have been reclaimed from redundant cinemas, including the seats, which came from the ABC in Hanley in Stoke which shut down in 2000.Mr Jones even managed to obtain some original ABC carpet, but didn’t have enough to cover the floor of his cinema.He approached a specialist firm who, using samples of the original carpet, managed to make an exact copy.ABC Cinemas was founded in 1927 and in their post-Second World War heyday there were more than 400 of them throughout Britain. But the advent of large multiplexes meant that by the early 1990s the firm was on the verge of bankruptcy, eventually being taken over by Sir Richard Branson for his chain of Virgin Cinemas.Mr Jones says he just needs to get hold of a set of neon lights and tidy up his garden before he can host his own premier next summer. A light fitting at Mr Jones’s tribute to the ABC chain of cinemas, built in the garden of his homeCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS The cinema, sited just 15 metres from the back door of his house, has its own projection room and even a foyer with a concessions stand offering popcorn and sweets. “My grandmother was an usherette and ever since I was a small boy I’ve loved films. I’ve always been collecting things from old cinemas, especially movie posters,” he said. “In 2010 we moved into a house with a quarter of an acre of land and not long after I won planning permission to build my cinema.”I used to be a kitchen fitter so I can do plastering and brick laying and built the cinema myself. All my life savings have gone into it.”My wife Jayne loves films and my children, Hannon who is 21 and Ethan who is 16, love the cinema too. I’ve even got their X-Box rigged up to the big screen!”Anderson, a member of the Cinema Theatre Association, said the first screening will either be Back to the Future or Dirty Dancing, with any donations from the audience going to charity. It is adorned with a 40ft long, 22ft wide and 20ft high an ABC sign and takes up half of the garden of his three bed semi-detached house.Mr Jones’s cinema will only be open to family, friends and members of the Cinema Theatre Association, who will not be charged. He has even bought wife Jayne, 47, an old ABC uniform so she can join in the trip down cinematic memory lane.He said: “I’ve been a cinema fan since as long as I can remember and since I was at school I’ve always wanted to build a cinema.“I used to say to friends ‘I’m going to build a cinema in my garden.’ “They didn’t believe me.” The concessions stand offering popcorn and sweets at Mr Jones’ back garden cinemaCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS Mr Jones mans the kiosk at his home built cinemaCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS
Responding to the digital transformation in the Off-the-Road (OTR) vehicle and equipment industry, Goodyear is introducing two new digital innovations to help OTR fleets reduce their total cost of ownership.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) Heavy Duty is a data-based solution enabling precise, real-time monitoring of tyres that, in combination with Goodyear premium tyres and services, will help OTR fleets optimize tyre performance, reduce downtime and improve total cost of ownership. Goodyear TPMS Heavy Duty prevents tyre-related incidents; resulting in reduced machine down time, less breakdown costs and up to 15% more working hours due to tyres having the right pressure at all times. This means up to 85% fewer tyre-related incidents .Goodyear is also launching an enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre performance monitoring system. The significantly enhanced EMTrack system enables faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data like tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators, helping optimize tyre service life, as well as assisting with OTR tyre forecasting and budgeting.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty offers great potential economic benefits. As an example, for a wheel loader, annual savings of between €3,000 and 4,000 are possible. This is thanks to no longer having to carry out external tyre inflation checks, increased tyre life of between 10% and 15% and the elimination of tyre failures which typically happen once per year1.“Recent advances in connectivity give us the ability to help our customers optimize their tyres usage and cut their costs. OTR machines operate in some of the most hostile environments and tyres are an essential part of them. Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty, for example, can help prevent tyre inflation loss which is very common. A tyre that is 50% under-inflated can reduce tyre life by 72%,” said David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Tyres Europe. “Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty provides real-time temperature and pressure monitoring. This information is then used by the Goodyear predictive algorithms to predict tyre life. This new solution means peace of mind for our OTR customers and helps ensure a much greater return on investment from tyres.”Following the launch of Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets in 2016, Goodyear is extending its digital operations management system to Off-the-Road vehicles.From racing and airplanes to lunar vehicles, in a history spanning 120 years, Goodyear has consistently enabled new forms of emerging mobility. Goodyear Proactive Solutions fits perfectly in this tradition of innovation.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty features advanced telematics and patented predictive analytics technology, able to monitor tyre pressure and temperature and to notify operators on potential issues before they happen. This enables immediate action to be taken to avoid damage and downtime. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors mounted inside the tyres constantly monitor tyre pressure and temperature, and transmit this information via on-board telematics to a Goodyear server. Here the data is analyzed and operators notified of potential issues before they happen. The data is further provided to predict tyre life and plan maintenance.Estimated savings of over €71,000 illustrate the benefits of a five-year Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty contract covering four wheel loaders operated by Dutch company ESD-SIC. The savings comprise; €1,100/y from eliminating bi-monthly inflation checks, €9,700/y by eliminating tyre failures (historically one failure per year) and €17,600 thanks to increased tyre life of between 10% and 15%.A further benefit of Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty is Track & Trace. This is a built-in GPS function allowing fleet managers to locate machines as well as to prevent unauthorized movement or theft.Maintaining correct tyre inflation is essential to ensure optimal vehicle performance. Incorrect tyre pressure shortens tyre life, causes failures, affects the stability of machines and wastes fuel. The sooner a potential issue is identified, the less risk there is of an expensive unplanned intervention or breakdown, avoiding unnecessary down-time and expensive long-term damage.The benefits of Goodyear Proactive Solutions are increased tyre operating hours, better tyre durability, maintained optimal performance levels and reduced tyre maintenance costs, in addition to better retreadability. This is thanks to targeted maintenance reports that are generated allowing maintenance to be carried out only on those tyres that really need it – saving time and cost.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty has already been successfully deployed in various applications such as trucks, wheel loaders and mobile cranes.Goodyear Proactive Solutions is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.To enrich its value proposition to OTR fleets, including construction operations, Goodyear is also introducing the latest enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre performance monitoring system. This newly enhanced OTR tyre management tool enables faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data like tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators, helping optimize tyre service life, as well as assisting forecasting and budgeting.
Here’s a hint — if someone stops you in a parking lot and offers to sell you a high-end electronic device at a 75% discount, chances are that it’s not on the up and up. If Jalonta Freeman had known that, maybe she would not have ended up with a $200 mirror concealed in an iPad box.Yes, it is that time of year again when stories start popping up about customers finding themselves wrought with frustration over holiday gift plans gone wrong. Freeman’s story trails back to a gas station in Arlington, Texas. While there, someone came up to her and said he had an iPad Best Price at Amazon that he wanted to sell.The seller told her it was worth around $800, but in a bid to get some quick cash, he offered to give it away for just 200 bucks. Freeman thought it was a great deal and accepted the offer. Of course, the seller drove off quickly $200 richer while later on Freeman’s sister opened the box to find nothing but a mirror inside. With no license plate and only a basic description of the seller, it’s unlikely he will be caught.Sadly, this won’t be the only time this holiday season someone gets scammed. There are bound to be stories of customers going home with boxes full of rocks, or Wii U eBay auctions that end up tricking the buyer into parting with lots of cash, and of course there is always Craigslist. There might be some cases where the tables are flipped, but the general rule of Christmas shopping is caveat emptor.via NBC DFW
For the ultimate Anzac Centenary experience with a Hellenic twist, a 12-day guided tour to Greece in April was launched this week, offering deep insights into the remarkable role played by the island of Lemnos in particular in the Gallipoli legend.Organised by the World Hellenic InterParliamentary Association, the tour, which begins on April 17, will immerse those taking part in every aspect of the island’s relationship to the Dardanelles campaign, with interpretive events at key locations and what will be immensely moving commemorations at the East Mudros Bay and Portianou war cemeteries on the island.Lemnos, in the northern Aegean, was the principal assembly point and supply-base for the Gallipoli landings in April 1915.With participants joining official parliamentarians, the tour program will include exclusive access to official events on Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy vessels and attendance at civic receptions.After four days on Lemnos the tour moves to the mainland, where a second generation of Anzacs fought in April 1941, and will visit the town of Vevi, where Australian forces were defeated in the opening days of the German invasion of Greece.On Anzac Day itself, the tour will be in the Greek capital in time for the dawn service at Phaleron War Cemetery, followed by a reception held by the Australian Embassy.An extended five-day tour to Crete beginning on April 28 will take in the main Battle of Crete sites.Tour organiser John Pandazopoulos told Neos Kosmos that the trip will be a unique opportunity to gain a unique insight into the historic events that took place on the island, and a chance to visit other key ANZAC sites in Greece.“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the special relationship forged between Greece and Australia in wartime,” said Mr Pandazopoulous, the former Victorian state MP.“It is going to be a very special trip. The Australian and NZ embassies in Greece are of course pulling out all the stops to make the official events spectacular.”Mr Pandazopoulos has been a vocal campaigner in efforts to lobby the Greek state and regional authorities to embrace the concept of an ‘ANZAC trail’ – to promote sites of historical significance – and the many unmarked battlefield sites where Australian and New Zealand troops fought.The cost of the 12-day tour – organised by licenced agent Anzac Tours in Greece – starts at $3,480 (€2,390) with a single supplement of $860 (€590). The tour fee includes accommodation in four and five-star hotels, coach travel and guides.For further information and the tour brochure contact John Pandazopoulos on 0408 3100733. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Une usine pour transformer les algues vertes en énergieCet été, les algues vertes ont défrayé la chronique. Pour lutter contre ce fléau, outre réduire la pollution en nitrates, certains agriculteurs bretons ont monté une usine de méthanisation.Les algues vertes qui ont envahi les plages bretonnes, cet été, ont une origine agricole qui n’est plus à démontrer. “Nous sommes bien responsables de la prolifération de ces algues qui envahissent le littoral” reconnaît Jackie Aignel, maire de Saint-Gouëno et ancien agriculteur. Pour l’heure, les plans régionaux peinent toujours à réduire les teneurs en nitrate qui part dans les rivières et nourrit in fine les ulves, explique Sciences et Avenir. À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéPourtant, en 1995 déjà, l’idée de la méthanisation était apparue. En mettant le lisier dans des digesteurs montés à une température idéale de 35 degrés Celsius, la fermentation des matières organiques par des bactéries était accélérée et on pouvait produire d’énormes quantités de biogaz. Brûlé, celui-ci peut produire de la vapeur et actionner une turbine générant de l’électricité. De plus, le résidu de l’opération constitue un excellent compost qui peut servir d’engrais. Avec un peu d’aide, l’usine est née Cette excellente idée magnifique n’avait que deux inconvénients : être un procédé industriel, techniquement extrêmement complexe et financièrement très onéreux. Finalement grâce à une Coopérative d’Utilisation du Matériel Agricole (CUMA), Idex (une société de gestion industrielle de l’énergie) et la Caisse des dépôts et consignations, prêteur des fonds, l’usine Géotexia a vu le jour, le 18 juin dernier.Les 35 agriculteurs membres de la CUMA et actionnaire d’un tiers du capital de l’usine, apporteront 35.000 tonnes de lisiers chaque année. Mélangées aux 40.000 tonnes de déchets agroalimentaires issus d’une usine d’abattage et de découpage de viande de porc, l’usine devrait être en mesure de produire 13 millions de kilowattheures d’électricité, quatre millions de kilowattheures de chaleur (destinée à des serres voisines) et 6.000 tonnes d’engrais qui ont déjà trouvé preneurs.Le 10 septembre 2011 à 13:17 • Maxime Lambert
PORTLAND — The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Monday in honor of Presidents’ Day.Jim Pe?a, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester, says he hopes the fee-free day encourages new and repeat visitors to come out and enjoy their national forests.The fee waiver includes many picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers.Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions, or other permits still apply.The fee waiver does not apply to SnoParks although they might be located on national public lands. The SnoPark permit program is sponsored by the States of Oregon and Washington.
When asked what he would say to the man accused of stealing the SUV, area resident Andrae Wilson replied, “I would say that they’re insane, and they’re definitely looking for trouble.”“Lock them up and throw away the key,” said Logan. “I mean, we don’t need these types of people in the world.”If you have any information on the thief’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Wells said she initially thought the child was dead. “The way the baby was slumped over in the chair, it’s like she wasn’t alive,” she said.“It was scary,” said area resident Crystal Sylvester. “I was definitely like, ‘What’s going on?’ You know?”Skyforce HD captured a Margate Police officer holding the infant, who appeared to be in good condition.Some Army soldiers also responded to the scene. The woman’s BMW has a U.S. Army tag.The 9-month-old was put into a police SUV until fire rescue crews arrived. The child was then put in the back of a North Lauderdale Fire Rescue truck, where paramedics checked the infant out.7News cameras showed the infant’s mother holding her baby inside the rescue truck. The girl was later seen being held by her father.Police said the SUV thief remains at large. They said he’s between 18 and 20 years old, with short hair. NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police said they have located a 9-month-old baby girl who was inside an SUV that was stolen from a post office in Margate, Tuesday afternoon.According to Margate Police, a woman pulled her BMW X1 into the post office, located at 4706 Coconut Creek Parkway, just after 5 p.m., and left her vehicle running with the child inside as she went into the building.When she returned to the car, the woman told police, she saw what she described as a black male in his late teens entering her vehicle and driving away with the infant in the back seat.“That’s awful!” said onlooker Juliet Logan.Police said the thief ditched the X1 about four miles away with the child still inside the vehicle, at an apartment complex located at 6300 Hawkins Road, in North Lauderdale.Good Samaritan Jona Wells called 911, and officers swarmed the area shortly after. “My son said, ‘That looks like the car that’s on TV with the baby in it,’” she said.Wells shot cellphone video capturing the dramatic moments after the stolen vehicle was recovered. “Thank God the baby is OK, thank God the baby is OK,” she is heard saying in the footage.
Share Jeff Vinnick /Getty ImagesThe president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., admitted Sunday in a statement that he met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 who was said to have had information helpful to his father’s campaign against Hillary Clinton. He said the lawyer did not end up giving any information.President Donald Trump’s eldest son acknowledged Monday that he met a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign to hear information about his father’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.Donald Trump Jr. tried to brush off the significance of meeting with a foreign lawyer who held out the possibility of dirt on an opponent in the U.S. election. He tweeted sarcastically, “Obviously I’m the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent … went nowhere but had to listen.”Trump Jr.’s acknowledgment came as a music publicist told The Associated Press that he set up the meeting on behalf of a client in Moscow named Emin Agalarov, the son of a Moscow-based developer who tried to partner with Trump in a hotel project.On Monday, the publicist, Rob Goldstone, said in a statement that the Russian lawyer said she had information about purported illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee that she thought Trump Jr. might find helpful. Goldstone said Trump Jr. agreed to squeeze the meeting into a tight schedule.Trump Jr.’s tweet is the latest addition to an explanation that has shifted since the meeting in June 2016 was first reported by The New York Times on Saturday.Over the weekend, Trump Jr. initially omitted any mention of Clinton from his account of the meeting, saying Saturday that the discussion focused on a disbanded program that had allowed American adoptions of Russian children.A day later, Trump Jr. acknowledged he was told beforehand that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, might have information “helpful” to the Trump campaign, and was told by her during the meeting that she had information about Clinton.It appeared that Trump Jr. shifted his account of the meeting after being presented with additional information from The Times, which first reported both the discussion and the prospect of negative information about Clinton.The Kremlin is disavowing knowledge of the Russian lawyer or of the meeting. Veselnitskaya represented the son of a vice president of state-owned Russian Railways in a New York money-laundering case settled in May before a trial.The meeting was the earliest known private one between key aides to the president and a Russian. Federal and congressional investigators are probing Russian meddling in the presidential election and whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russians. Trump calls the investigations a “hoax.”Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and now White House senior adviser, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the meeting with Veselnitskaya.The Times, citing advisers to the White House who were briefed on the discussion, said Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting after being promised damaging information about Clinton.In his statement Sunday, Trump Jr. said he was asked by an acquaintance he knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to meet someone who might have helpful information for the campaign. He said he was not told the name of the person before the meeting.Trump Jr. did not identify the acquaintance who arranged the meeting, but Goldstone confirmed to the AP that it was him, representing his client, Agalarov.Trump appeared in a pop music video with Agalarov in 2013 that featured several Miss Universe contestants. At the time, Trump owned the pageant.Goldstone’s explanation appears to fit with Trump Jr.’s fuller explanation given Sunday.Trump Jr. said the attorney claimed during the discussion to have information that “individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee” and supporting Clinton.“No details or supporting information was provided or even offered,” Trump Jr. said. “It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”He said his father was unaware of the meeting.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday the Kremlin doesn’t know Veselnitskaya and “cannot keep track” of every Russian lawyer who holds meetings in Russia or abroad.On Saturday, Trump Jr. had described the same gathering as a “short introductory meeting” about the adoption program. Moscow ended the adoptions in response to U.S. sanctions against Russia after the death in 2009 of an imprisoned lawyer who spoke about a corruption scandal.He said on Sunday the attorney turned the conversation to the adoption program and he believed that this was the “true agenda.” He said he thought claims about having information helpful to the Trump campaign had been a pretext for the encounter.“I interrupted and advised her that my father was not an elected official, but rather a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office,” Trump Jr. said in the statement.Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s legal team, said only, “The president was not aware of and did not attend the meeting.”Unlike Kushner, Trump Jr. does not serve in the administration and is not required to disclose his foreign contacts. The newspaper said the meeting was disclosed in recent days to government investigators when Kushner filed a revised version of a form needed to obtain a security clearance. His attorney has previously acknowledged that Kushner’s first security clearance submission was incomplete.Manafort also recently disclosed the meeting to congressional investigators, the newspaper said.
Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Japanese researchers, led by Masashi Kawasaki, have discovered that a previously known kind of double layered material created using electrostatic doping can be used as a superconductor. The team, working out of Tohoku University, found that by creating a double layered material using an ionic liquid atop a platform of potassium tantalum oxide (KTaO3) with deposited electrodes, a superconductive state could be made to exist by cooling the result to near absolute zero. They have published their results in Nature Nanotechnology.The authors are quick to point out that they have not created a new superconductive material, but have instead figured out a way to make a known material become superconductive by means of electrostatic doping (using electrostatic properties to control the conductivity of a material). They contrast this with more traditional methods that use chemical doping (adding chemical impurities to a substance to allow for controlling the amount of current that passes through it) which they say means a material might be found that would allow for superconductivity at room temperatures; the holy grail, or course, for many researchers for many years.The first part of the process, which had already been established, works by adding a drop of ionic liquid onto a set of electrodes that have been placed on a base of KTaO3. Doing so causes a double layer to form between the materials with a gap between them of approximately 2nm. When electricity is sent to the electrodes, the charge adheres electrostatically to either side of the gap, creating a sort of capacitor. The next part is new; this is where the team subjected the result to lowered temperatures, measuring the conductivity across the gap as they went. They found that as things got colder the conductivity changed; first, from that of an insulator, then to that of a metal, then to a semiconductor and finally, to that of a superconductor, at around 0.005K, very close to absolute zero.If the research team is successful in a finding another material that would provide the same results at room temperature they would set the stage for a whole new generation of electronic circuits that would be able to operate with very little power and produce little to no heat; options that would likely open the door to new and exciting types of computers and other types of electronic devices. More information: Discovery of superconductivity in KTaO3 by electrostatic carrier doping, Nature Nanotechnology (2011) doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.78Superconductivity at interfaces has been investigated since the first demonstration of electric-field-tunable superconductivity in ultrathin films in 19601. So far, research on interface superconductivity has focused on materials that are known to be superconductors in bulk. Here, we show that electrostatic carrier doping can induce superconductivity in KTaO3, a material in which superconductivity has not been observed before. Taking advantage of the large capacitance of the self-organized electric double layer that forms at the interface between an ionic liquid and KTaO3, we achieve a charge carrier density that is an order of magnitude larger than the density that can be achieved with conventional chemical doping. Superconductivity emerges in KTaO3 at 50 mK for two-dimensional carrier densities in the range 2.3 × 1014 to 3.7 × 1014 cm−2. The present result clearly shows that electrostatic carrier doping can lead to new states of matter at nanoscale interfaces. New property in warm superconductors discovered Image: Nature Nanotechnology (2011) doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.78. For more details, please see the original paper. Citation: New superconductive properties discovered in old sandwich material (2011, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-superconductive-properties-sandwich-material.html
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