JoCo mom, state rep are pushing for more transparency around officer-involved shootings, but some leaders say they have concerns

first_imgPolice Chief Tom Hongslo has raised concerns about releasing personal and sensitive information from investigations into  officer-related shootings. File photo.A Johnson County mother whose son was killed by an Overland Park police officer in 2018 is lobbying for more transparency when it comes to investigations into officer-involved shootings in Kansas.Register to continuelast_img

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Flu Scan for Jul 06, 2015

first_imgSouth Africa, Sri Lanka cited as flu hot spots by WHOSouth Africa and Sri Lanka were about the only exceptions to a global pattern of low influenza activity revealed by surveillance as of mid-June, according to a recent flu update from the World Health Organization (WHO).South Africa reported high flu activity, with the H3N2 and 2009 H1N1 viruses both circulating, the WHO said. Activity was increasing but still low in Australia and New Zealand, while temperate regions of South America reported expected levels of flu circulation for this time of year.In tropical Asia, increasing flu activity was reported in Hong Kong, Singapore, southern China, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, with type A viruses predominant. But of those, Sri Lanka was the only country described as having high activity, with 2009 H1N1 predominant.Labs in the WHO’s flu surveillance network reported identifying 1,620 flu cases among 23,577 samples tested in the first 2 weeks of June. Of those, 69% were type A and 31% were type B; 77.2% of the type A viruses were H3N2 and 22.8% were 2009 H1N1.Jun 29 WHO update summary Full WHO update  Study: Oseltamivir protects ferrets from influenza eye challengeOseltamivir (Tamiflu) protected ferrets that were infected with influenza viruses via the eye from death, reduced clinical signs and symptoms, and decreased virus transmissibility, according to a new study in Virology. No antiviral drug is currently licensed for treating ocular influenza.Scientists with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sprayed aerosolized influenza H5N1, H7N9, H7N3, and 2009 H1N1 on the surface of ferrets’ eyes, and followed with oseltamivir at regular intervals for some animals and no treatment for control animals.Of those four strains, H5N1 has proved fatal to ferrets infected via the ocular route in previous experiments. But the three animals treated with oseltamivir survived the H5N1 challenge, while control animals did not.The team also found that clinical signs and symptoms, viral shedding, and disease transmission were all reduced for all the strains of flu in animals given oseltamivir.The authors conclude, “These findings provide critical experimental evidence supporting the use of neuraminidase inhibitors during outbreaks of influenza virus resulting in ocular disease or following ocular exposure.”Jul 3 Virology studylast_img read more

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Babcox Memorial Scholarship Winner Named

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. YUMA, Ariz. – The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), in conjunction with Babcox Media, announced Jeff McCloud, a technician with Express Auto/RV Care Center in Yuma, Ariz., as the recipient of the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The scholarship recognizes a management-oriented member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division. The recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), Oct. 10-13, in Las Vegas. McCloud has worked in the automotive service industry for 14 years. He is an ASE-certified Master Technician and Advanced Engine Performance Specialist. He is currently working on completing the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

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M7 takes control of European platform

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Manny Pacquiao: I have something to prove

first_img(Fightnews) Ratcheting up the interest before his showdown against Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) in Las Vegas for the WBA welterweight title, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach spoke with reporters on a media conference call recently. As usual, the Senator from the Philippines and his long-time mentor were low-key but confident about taking on yet another younger opponent looking to score a career-defining win at their expense. “A lot of people are doubting my ability at the age of 40, so I have something to prove,” observed Pacquiao. “Right now, I’m still hungry and still enjoying this, and still doing my best.”Pacquiao added, “Believe me, this is very interesting fight for me, its been a long time since I’ve focused like this. [Thurman] is well prepared for this fight because he’s not fighting [Josesito] Lopez, he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao, so I expect him to work hard and to be 100%.”Trainer Roach was more direct in his assessment of the undefeated Thurman, who is only fighting for the second time in nearly two-and-a-half years. “He’s young and all that but I don’t think he’s the best Manny’s faced [since Floyd Mayweather]. He’s a good solid guy who should make for a very good fight.” Roach continued to break down Thurman’s chances, commenting on Thurman’s boast to “come at” Pacquiao. “Talk’s talk, let’s see who really shows up,” said Roach, noting that Thurman isn’t the first opponent to declare his intentions but fail to back it up in the ring. “Thurman’s a strong guy, he’s a good puncher, but he hasn’t been in the ring with the speed that Manny Pacquiao has. Most people are overwhelmed with his speed once they get into the ring, even at 40 years old its as good as ever.”Pacquiao was also asked about whether a more aggressive Thurman would play into his hands. “I’m not predicting a knockout, I don’t want to be careless in the fight, but if he gives me the chance, why not,” explained Pacquiao. “I have to grab the opportunity to knock him out if its there. I think Thurman has speed, he’s quick, but I have to be careful in the fight, to make sure everything is fine.”Regardless of how things play out in the ring, both Pacquiao and Roach sounded pleased with their preparation leading into next Saturday night. “We’ve had a very good training camp, some good sparring,” said Roach. “We have one more day of sparring today and then we’ll close camp down and get ready for the fight.” Pacquaio, in particular, sounded enthusiastic about how training camp went, adding that even now, in the twilight of his career, he still enjoys the lead up to the fight. “I really love exercise, I’m addicted to exercise,” explained Pacquiao. “Even if I don’t have a fight, I exercise four or five hours almost every day.”Despite his love for training, Pacquiao noted how he and his team have adjusted their training regimen for his last few bouts to account for his age, something he felt was necessary after his controversial loss to Jeff Horn in July 2017. “In the Horn fight, I feel like I overtrained, I have to admit that,” acknowledged Pacquaio. “But this time around, my coaching staff, they were watching me closely. After the Horn fight we learned a lot and changed the training, changed a number of things to give my body rest, because its hard to recover [at his age].”Beyond next Saturday, Pacquiao was also asked what his goals were at this stage of his career, particularly with his political career offering him a calling outside of the sport. “I just want to maintain my name in the top of boxing,” answered Pacquiao. “I’m continuing my career because boxing is my passion, especially because God gave me blessings of good health, speed and power.” Getting in the last word, (and likely unable to resist one last dig at Pacquiao’s opponent), Roach concluded the conference call by riffing on Thurman’s nickname, joking that “It’s going to be ‘One-Time’ vs. ‘All-Time’.”Pacquiao vs. Thurman will take place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions promotion on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View.last_img read more

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Carter medals at Greenwood

first_imgNear Pins: Ross Schiffke, Rab McDonald (3)The low season is upon us as we only had a turnout of 9 golfers for this popular venue, which is unfortunately suffering from the lack of rain at this time of year.  This however had no effect on the scores as Colin Greg managed to score 36 points and record the only level par score.  Also worthy of mention was that Rab McDonald who claimed three of the four near pins thanks to an impeccable short game.Wednesday, April 13, Greenwood – Medal1st Neil Carter (16) net 722nd Rab McDonald (18) net 733rd Colin Gregg (11) net 75Near Pins: Mark Stanley, Jimmy Carr.Most of the previous golfers returned for a duel at medal on the evergreen Greenwood course.  The trip down to the course finally saw the opening of both lanes on the 331and the lack of traffic through the industrial estate because of the holiday made it a pleasure on this route.Neil Carter once again leapt to the front with a level par score on this testing layout, just edging out Rab McDonald one stroke back.  The greens were holding and running true so there were no complaints but the short holes proved challenging with only two of the near pins being claimed.Friday, April 15, Royal Ratchaburi – Stableford1st Les Cobban 36pts2nd Mashi Kenayta 34pts3rd Colin Gregg 33ptsNear Pins: Mark Stanley (2), Les Cobban, Ross Schiffer.Twelve golfers left the Ranch early on this Friday to travel up to Kanchanaburi to play at courses in the area.  Our first stop en-route was at Royal Ratchaburi, which was in good condition with a marvelous setting between big forest covered hills.  Most fairways here are tree lined with some bordering on thick forest and with good use of the natural features.Les Cobban was first out the starting gate and romped home with thirty six points.  Mark Stanley meanwhile claimed two of the near pins. PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The RanchMonday, April 11, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Colin Gregg (11) 36pts2nd Geoff Parker (14) 34pts3rd Neil Carter (16) 31ptslast_img read more

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Faster family justice

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THOSE charged with family violence related crimes will be processed through the courts faster under a new…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Road closed for pavement program

first_imgAS part of VicRoads’ pavement rehabilitation program, there will be road reconstruction works at Sybella Avenue from Monday 8 February…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Trauma forum for teachers

first_imgBy Helena Adeloju This year’s Kinders Together annual forum focused on childhood trauma. More than 150 participants gathered in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Nelson U18 Selects grab bronze at Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament

first_imgDarian Johnson was in goal for Nelson to register the win.Nelson then dropped a 3-1 decision to Idaho Thunder in a spirited affair.After the Thunder took a 1-0 lead, Ayers scored his second in as many games early in the second half to even the score.However, Idaho struck for a pair of goals to pull off the two-goal win.Nelson unfortunately lost the services of center back Theo Bakas in the match and for the rest of the tournament due to an undisclosed lower body injury.Nelson offence came to play in Sunday’s game against Livingston, Montana in neighbouring Rathdrum, Idaho.Nelson led 2-0 at the half on goals by Jake Anderson and Bryce Twible, who converted a penalty kick.Guest player Renan Paredes, with a pair, and Ziegler scored in the second half to give Nelson the 5-2 win.”The Missoula guys were a great addition both on and off the pitch,” Szabo said.“They fit right in and it was a good experience for all. Nice to make new friends.”Szabo was pleased with the midfield play of Nolan DeRosa and Spencer Szabo especially in that final game.He added that the back line of Theo Bakas, Andrew  Knapik, Lucas Spielman, Dylan Bennett and Owen Thurston kept it tight under pressure then moved out quickly on the attack.”Josh Venema from Missoula was a nice addition there too,” Szabo said.”Johnny Johnson was our utility guy. Played every position on the pitch I think except keeper. And he was even ready to do that if need be.” Nelson Select came within whisker of playing for the championship of the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament Sunday in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.The  U18 Select finished third due to head-to-head action tiebreaker despite posting a 2-1 record.”I was absolutely delighted with the effort,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo. “A few mistakes cost us, but I liked how we picked ourselves up after.”“Our confidence is high, we’re getting more chances at goal and that’s largely due to everyone knowing what their job is and how that impacts the play overall,” Szabo added.“We scored nine goals in three games.”Nelson opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Polson.Nigel Ziegler scored the winner for Nelson late in the game to secure the win.Johnny Johnson scored the opener four minutes and Missoula guest player, Cameron Ayers, added another with more sustained pressure at 16 minutes. Nelson, with only 12 players make the trip, was able to recruit three players from Missoula, Montana including an exchange student from Brazil.The teams exchanged goals with Polson scoring before recess and Ziegler replying in the second half.Polson added a marker in the 64th minute and applied pressure late but Nelson held on for the 3-2 win.last_img read more

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