District 9 Candidates Call for Police Reform — and More

first_imgDarcel Jackson, caterer and formerly homeless app makerThe removal of Mr. Suhr. We have to change the entire culture of the police department. We need to be protected and serve people. We are afraid of the police [who are] not good. If we continue to do things the same way, we will get the same results. That is why I am here [to] change.Edwin Lindo, Vice-President of External Affairs at the Latino Democratic ClubAbsolutely not.The Mayor continues to prove his disregard for the people of San Francisco, especially the poor and communities of color.His $17.5 million in reform is a mockery of the 17 plus days me and the other four members of the Frisco 5 went without food.All the of the money proposed should be invested in our communities — I can’t believe $4.4 million is being invested in a police force that has proven ineffective.The people of San Francisco understand that needed reforms will not come under the current leadership — Chief Suhr must be fired or step down. That is step one.Hillary Ronen, Chief of Staff for Supervisor David CamposI think it’s important that the protestors are allowed to speak for themselves and I would hope that there can be dialogue between the Mayor and not only the protestors, but community members from all over the city on reforms to the police department.I agree with the findings of District Attorney Gascon’s Blue Ribbon police reform panel and believe at a minimum that the following reforms need to be put in place this year. 0% After a review panel found systemic problems within the San Francisco police department and a more than two-week-long hunger strike rallied hundreds to call for the firing of the city’s police chief — a call the majority of candidates for District 9 echoed this month — four supervisors called for Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down late last week.We asked candidates for District 9 to talk about why departmental reforms do not seem to be satisfying those calling for Chief Suhr’s job and what might appease those protesters.Do you think the anger of protesters in the city will be satisfied with the departmental reforms begun by the mayor? If so, what makes you think that? If not, what will appease protesters?Respuestas en español aquí.  Melissa San Miguel, education advocateThis question, instead of focusing on the root cause of the issue, focuses on the protesters. I support their demand to fire Chief Suhr or ask him to resign. We need to remember who this is all for, why the protests were taken up in the first place and not focus on any one or set of individuals. I want to talk about how we can come together as a city and reform our policing culture, not talk about how we are going to appease a group of people. We must keep front-and-center the issue at hand – the importance of ensuring a respectful police culture towards people of color, women and LGBT individuals, the importance of ensuring de-escalation practices are implemented and followed, and the importance of ensuring accountability in our police force. As Supervisor, I will focus on developing policies that will help to improve the lives of the people who need our support.Joshua Arce, civil rights attorney and Community Liaison for Laborers Local 261There is no question that people in the community are angry, recent protests are the result of issues which have taken years to develop, and they are not going to go away overnight.While almost everyone I talk to has a different view about the best path forward, there are some points that all of us agree on. We need reforms and we need them now. There are many of us who would like to see the mayor’s reforms go further, but we support these reforms as the first of many necessary steps.We all want safe streets where everyone in our community feels protected by law enforcement and we need to restore trust between communities of color and our police. I believe that is the ultimate goal for all of the reforms that have been proposed over the past several weeks and indeed the past several years.Iswari España, Training Officer with the San Francisco Human Services AgencyProtesters are dissatisfied with the administration of SFPD. We are asking for the resignation or destitution of the Chief. We want an independent investigative body to look into departmental mishandling of cases involving use of deadly force. In addition, we want the Blue Ribbon Commission findings addressed. The Mayor is not addressing these community concerns.  It is frustrating to hear that instead of a solution, our concerns are seen as irrelevant, and the Mayor magically generates/allocates millions of dollars to address Department issues. Why is no one asking where this funding is coming from? Ironically, our local supervisor only agrees with our concerns if other supervisors take the lead. We want equal representation.43 Questions is a weekly series — started 43 weeks before Election Day — to question the candidates running for District 9 supervisor. Send us questions to info@missionlocal.com and let us know in comments or in an email if you think candidates have answered as asked. center_img I support Tom Ammiano’s call for an Office of Public Advocate, like they have in New York, Portland, and Seattle, or LA’s Inspector General that performs annual investigations into police conduct.I believe that the Office of Citizen Complaints needs to be removed from under the authority of the Mayor and placed under an independent oversight.I support Malia Cohen’s Prop D that requires investigations by the OCC with all officer involved shootings.I believe that the Mayor should begin a search for a Police Chief from outside of our current police department that can make the reforms that are needed to our police department. 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SAINTS are once again holding Speed Camps over the

first_imgSAINTS are once again holding Speed Camps over the October half term.Both events will take place on October 22 to 23 from 9am to 1pm.There will be a Camp for youngsters and a Professional Performance Camp for players in year 10 and 11.The Saints Rugby Speed Camp The camp is for 9-14 year olds and will include:Eight hours of innovative speed and agility training (including lots of game time to practice their speed and agility in match situations).Speed and Agility Assessment.A chance to win several Saints prizes.Professional Performance Camp For Players In Year 10 & 11Learn what it is like to train as a Rugby League Professional and experience the exact skills, drills and support coaching that the Saints first team use.The camp will include:Speed and Agility Training.Video Analysis.Strength and Conditioning.Wrestling Technique.Goal Setting.Nutrition Coaching.Individual Position Specific Skills.Plus, much more! Sign up to gain a practical insight into the Saints professional coaching system and learn what is needed to perform at the elite level.Both camps will take place at the Saints training facility.Visit www.rugbyspeedcamps.co.uk to find out more and reserve your place.There are only a limited amount of places on both camps so sign up now to avoid disappointment.last_img read more

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First Team Match

first_imgFirst half tries from Dom Peyroux, Regan Grace and Theo Fages set Saints on our way before Lachlan Coote and Kevin Naiqama scored second half tries to sink the stubborn Broncos.And the boss admitted in his post match press conference that he was pleased with his team’s attitude and patience in the win.“It was a good game and I was obviously really pleased with the result, Holbrook told reporters. “I said in the week, that I could see why London got promoted to Super League, they are a real hard working team and they did that again tonight.“We were unlucky not to score another four or five tries, but to their credit they kept us out. I want to give our boys a big rap, they can be difficult games these ones and we turned up and gave a real quality performance as we did last week and that is the most pleasing thing for me.”Holbrook admitted London were difficult to plan for given their unorthodox style of play, whilst he also singled out the excellent Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax who impressed in the halves.“I thought we controlled the game really well, in particularly our halves, I thought Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax were outstanding for us tonight. We had to play with a lot of patience because they were deliberately slowing the game down. We got a lot of penalties, but we kept calm in that situation and I thought it was a great performance.“They were hard to play against, he continued. “They are full of trick shots, they come with a lot of plays, right from the start with the short kick off and continued like that. They go with 50/50s and they kick balls in-between no-man’s land and try and force some luck, but I thought we did well to nullify that.“I probably did the biggest lot of video work this week because they were a bit of the unknown and to the players credit I thought they had a real good attitude tonight and put in a good performance.”The boss concluded by praising the newest members of the squad who are slowly finding their feet in a Saints shirt.“It was great to see him [Kevin Naiquama] get a bit more ball in that second half in the space and he is only going to get better the more he settles into our side. Cootey [Lachlan Coote] is getting better every week and Joseph Paulo is too. The more time he can get out there and get used to the combinations the better, so I thought it was really good.”last_img read more

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Highway marker to recognize 1898 Wilmington coup

first_img Earlier today Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover County) tweeted an e-mail from the committee that she told WWAY she received yesterday.This is overdue, but@welcome nonetheless. pic.twitter.com/10GhTDlheF— Deb Butler (@DebButlerHD18) December 29, 2017Butler said in a statement, “A marker or a plaque can’t fix the horrible damage done to the citizens of our community, but public acknowledgment is required for healing to begin.”Related Article: Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprisingAccording to the committee’s website, the plaque will be placed on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets in Wilmington. The 1898 Memorial stands just a couple blocks away.The plaque will read:WILMINGTON COUPArmed crowd met, Nov. 10, 1898, at armory here, marched 6 blocks S.E., and burned office of Daily Record, black-owned newspaper edited by Alex Manly. Violence left up to 60 blacks dead. Led to overthrow of the city government and the installation of coup leader Alfred Moore Waddell as mayor. “Race riot” was part of a state-wide political campaign based on calls for white supremacy & exploitation of racial tensions.In 1898 white supremacists overthrew the city’s government and forced black leaders from Wilmington in what historians consider the only successful coup d’etat in American history. The riots started after an editorial by Alex Manly, a black newspaper editor. Rioters eventually burned down his office. In 1994, a historical marker honoring Manly was placed on 3rd Street between Nun and Church streets in Wilmington.In 2000, the General Assembly established the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission. According to the commission’s website, its goal was “to develop a historical record of the event and to assess the economic impact of the riot on African Americans locally and across the region and state.” The commission issued a final report in 2006. The General Assembly adopted a resolution acknowledging the commission’s findings in 2007. Love and Charity Hall in Wilmington during the 1898 race riots. (Photo: New Hanover County Public Library) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new highway historical marker will mark a dark period in North Carolina’s history that happened right here in Wilmington more than a century ago.Last week the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program Advisory Committee approved the sign marking the 1898 coup and race riots in the Port City.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Bridge to Bridge Torch Run raises money for Special Olympics

first_img They ran for five miles from WPD headquarters to the end of the Riverwalk and the runners say this is only possible thanks to the collaborative effort.“It helps the community raise funds for our very special Olympians. They can go and participate and just have a great time because it’s those athletes that look forward to this every year. And law enforcement, we just want to give something back. You know, it’s not all about fighting crime. We do care about the community we serve and so we just want to help everybody else make a difference,” said Assistant Chief of Police Jim Varrone.People pledged $50 in honor of this year being the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. Bridge to Bridge Torch Run raises money for Special Olympics(Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Members of the community got together with law enforcement over the weekend to support the Special Olympics with the Bridge to Bridge Torch Run.The Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and UNCW Police carried the Flame of Hope, a torch symbolizing courage and celebrates diversity uniting communities.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Pet Pals 5monthold hound mix looking for love

first_img He doesn’t have a name but shelter staff describes him as a busy bee! He is naturally playful, curious and trusting. He’s looking for an owner who will love to take him on walks and who he can curl up with at night. This puppy is externally motivated.To meet him, head to New Hanover County Animal Services. County residents can adopt for $70.Meet and greets are required for a home with other dogs.Related Article: Pet Pals: Meet AdamAdoption hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon. To see more pets available for adoption, click here. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — There’s a sweet little pup at New Hanover County Animal Services looking for a fur-ever home.Meet this week’s Pet Pal. He is a five-month-old Plott Hound/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Asst WPD chief retires interim replacement announced

first_img In an internal memo, it was announced Monday that Deputy Chief Donny Williams has been chosen to replace Assistant Police Chief James Varrone.Chief Varrone has chosen to retired from the Wilmington Police Department.Varrone has been instrumental in community involvement and known for providing cool treats with the Frozen Five-O ice cream truck.Related Article: Wilmington man allegedly rapes woman at gunpointCongratulations are in order for Interim Assistant Police Chief Williams who has been with the department for 27 years and has worked with youth as a role model. James Varrone and Donny Williams (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some changes are happening at the Wilmington Police Department.WWAY has learned the assistant police chief is retiring and another is getting promoted.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Tropical Depression 3 forms off NC coast

first_img The depression is slowly moving toward the north-northwest. The depression is forecast to meander of well offshore of the coast of North Carolina through Monday.The depression could become a tropical storm Saturday. A reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate the cyclone Saturday.According to the National Hurricane Center, those along the North Carolina and South Carolina coasts should monitor the progress of this system during the next several days.The next named storm would be Chris.IMPACTS: We could see rough surf and the potential for strong rip currents through the weekend into next week. Boaters will need to watch out for steep waves at inlet entrances. Otherwise, no direct impacts from the tropical disturbance are anticipated through Mon.Hurricane Beryl formed early Friday morning in the deep Atlantic. This is the first hurricane for the season.Click here for more in the WWAY Hurricane Center. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Nice and quiet weather for the last weekend in July!3:26Tropical Update w/ Chief Meteorologist Scott Dean0:46WWAY 2019 Hurricane Special Part 17:30WWAY 2019 Hurricane Special Part 25:41WWAY 2019 Hurricane Special Part 34:07WWAY 2019 Hurricane Special Part 44:03NOAA releases 2019 hurricane season forecast0:48Hurricane Preparedness Week: Building your emergency kit3:452018 Hurricane Special Part 18:172018 Hurricane Special Part 24:412018 Hurricane Special Part 33:172018 Hurricane Special Part 45:192017 Hurricane Special: “Matthew’s Mark”20:392017 Cape Fear Preparedness & Safety Expo3:582016 Hurricane Special20:46XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We are well into the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season and things are heating up.Tropical Depression Three formed a few hundred miles east-southeast of the North Carolina coast Friday afternoon.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Rep Ted Davis examines new task force equipment

first_img He is credited with securing the $2.3 million for the New Hanover County team.It is one of seven state-sponsored search and rescue teams across North Carolina.“What is really good about today is being to come out and see the equipment that is being used that was purchased with that money and will be purchased with that money. For instance, Fayetteville came down and brought some equipment that will now be purchased and the city of Wilmington will have it down here. And it just amazes me,” said Davis.Related Article: CFCC to launch Human Services Technology Substance Abuse degree programTo show their appreciation, sponsoring chiefs presented Davis with a plaque. NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — After lobbying for more than two years to get funding for the state Search and Rescue team, New Hanover County representative Ted Davis saw firsthand Tuesday how the money will be spent.Davis met with team members and checked out some of the equipment used in disaster situations.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Dont play games with it Florence takes aim at Carolinas

first_img00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/f709125d95e0bf77cc67271534fb096377bcab41_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Surf City will not resume dune restoration until November2:24Gov. Cooper tours Fair Bluff Fire Station, talks hurricane recovery0:55School supply giveaway aims to help those affected by Florence1:41Northside Pool repairs almost complete0:30Support the Port among winners of disaster recovery grant0:56Vet receives a free roof after losing one to Florence0:55HOPE NC INTERVIEW3:25Hampstead woman loses home in Florence, surprised with help 10 months later2:04Tropical Integrated Warning Team meeting helps agencies prepare during hurricane season1:56US 421 bridge work continues after Florence washout0:47Teens help those affected by Hurricane Florence, Matthew2:08Florence victims face 100-degree days in FEMA trailers1:04Volunteers desperately needed to assist with building efforts after Hurricane Florence3:39Hurricane shifts sand in coastal waters, could increase swimming threats2:13First responders join WARM in hurricane recovery efforts0:59Oak Island Pier set to reopen Wednesday0:25Oceanic Restaurant ready to dive in on Mother’s Day0:30Possible return date for Jervay community released2:18New Hanover Schools hourly employees won’t get paid for five days2:14Hurricane Recovery round table gives residents access to mroe help post-Florence2:10Brunswick Town Historic Site museum reopens Saturday1:00Wilmington man meets paramedics who saved his life hours before hurricane2:20Rep. David Rouzer talks Mueller report, storm recovery4:24Spruce up your yard at annual spring plant sale in Burgaw0:47RESIDE Disaster Relief Shelter holds rubbon cutting0:54Students say “Thank you” to first responders1:25AG sues Florida tree removal company for alleged price gouging in Wilmington2:14’Cross Creek Hero’ continues to lend a helping hand2:17USO shows appreciation to the coast guard, shutdown, hurricane0:52Proposed tax credit could assist repairs for historic homes in disaster zones2:04Two New Hanover schools to move into new buildings next month1:26NC students write book about experience with Hurricane Florence1:22Luncheon highlights ’growth and transformation’ in downtown Wilmington0:32Gov. Roy Cooper says downtown Wilmington ’revitalized’ after Florence2:02Community rolls together to get topsail beach skating rink back open after storm1:36Cape Fear Garden Club plants the seed for Airlie Gardens’ Florence recovery0:57Wilmington firefighters honored for rescue during Hurricane Florence1:50Rep. David Rouzer talks rebuilding damaged dike in Bladen County1:40Fix to Kelly dike system still in limbo following community conversation2:13Neighbors fight to stop construction of ’essential’ hospital water system2:31County, city still waiting on millions in Florence reimbursement1:51Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talks Florence recovery 6 months after storm1:51Boiling Spring Lakes: Only 40% of recovery completed since historic hurricane2:26Owner moves to new location after Florence wipes out iconic restaurant1:06Pender community surfs its way to recovery months after storm1:27ONLY ON WWAY: Gov. Cooper gives recovery update six months post-Florence7:42’This is a miracle’: Whitestocking community gets help to rebuild church2:19Bethlehem Baptist Church is on the road to recovery after Florence1:22800+ Pender students still displaced several months after historic hurricane1:58Are some homes worth the renovation after Hurricane Florence?1:17Free seeds offer easier start to families replanting0:54Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs help moving Florence survivors into new homes0:53Florence survivor finds new housing, not out of the woods yet0:31Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence1:35Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence2:19Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country2:07How can we improve for next time? Pender reviews storm response to Florence1:40USS Battleship North Carolina continues to battle Mother Nature1:54Will Carolina Beach businesses reopen in time for start of season?2:05FEMA assistance starts to end, Florence victims still without homes2:07New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report1:22Veteran forced out of garage after Florence moves into camper0:31Gov. Cooper proposes funding aimed to help schools recovering from Florence1:44Florence clean up efforts ongoing1:54Pender Co. ends Hurricane Florence state of emergency0:16Volunteers needed to clean up Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve in Leland0:30University breaks ground on new student housing0:57Topsail Island is back open post-Florence1:38Barfield: ’State of the county is strong’2:17Habitat breaks ground on 4 new homes in Wilmington0:54Volunteer attorneys could help homeowners denied help from FEMA4:06Pro bono FEMA clinic for those affected by Hurricane Florence4:06First ever pender county state of education and economy held in burgaw1:52Wrightsville Beach restaurant closed since Florence starts rehiring staff0:53Hurricane Florence victims can still apply for disaster mitigation0:55Are you ready for breakfast?1:00Historic grounds reopens after shutdown1:27Hurricane Florence recovery summit brings survivors together1:31New Wrightsville Beach school planned with storms, floods in mind0:33TX official offers affordable housing advice after experiencing Hurricane Harvey1:04Whitestocking residents welcome truckload of donations from Pennsylvania3:06FEMA hosting meeting to address flood mitigation questions, concerns3:39University still repairing classrooms and apartments four months after hurricane0:30Cooper to Trump: End shutdown so NC can rebuild after Hurricane Florence0:33Experts say affordable housing is in more trouble following Florence0:58Stranger drives across country to reunite NC boy fighting cancer with his dog2:19Will a $2M flood plan save the Battleship North Carolina parking lot?1:05Woman says Florence damage is severely affecting her health1:54When you can learn more about applying for buyouts on flood-prone homes0:25Pender County students to receive free meals through January 310:20Animal aid group says majority of supplies lost after theft1:02Duke energy wants customers to help with $760m storm cost0:44Find out how you can help the environment by getting rid of your Christmas tree1:02New study researches how Hurricane Florence could have impacted pregnancies2:16Ward gives back to his community during the holidays1:32Gov. Cooper reflects on efforts to rebuild following Hurricane Florence3:14Gov. Cooper: 2018 was a tough year for North Carolina2:37Man designs ornaments made from Florence debris0:38Businesses team up to host Hurricane Florence recovery fundraiser0:56Rain lowers ’Christmas on the Square’ turnout0:54XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — People who thought they were relatively safe from the onslaught of Hurricane Florence began boarding up and Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency Wednesday as uncertainty over the path of the monster storm spread worry along the Southeastern coast.Closing in with terrifying winds of 125 mph (205 kph) and potentially catastrophic rain and storm surge, Florence is expected to blow ashore Saturday morning along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, the National Hurricane Center said.- Advertisement – While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of South Carolina in danger and imperiled Georgia, too.At the White House, President Donald Trump urged people to “get out of its way.”“Don’t play games with it. It’s a big one,” he said.Related Article: Rep. Rouzer talks disaster aid for CarolinasWith the change in the forecast, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for the entire state to ease regulations on trucks hauling gasoline and relief supplies, and asked people to pray for those in Florence’s path. North and South Carolina and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week.The shift in the projected track had areas that once thought they were out of range worried. In South Carolina, Beaufort County Emergency Management Division Commander Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case.“We’ve had our lessons. Now it might be time for the exam,” Baxley said late in the morning.As of 2 p.m., the Category 3 storm was centered 435 miles (700 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, moving at 16 mph (26 kph), with the potential for 1 to 3 feet of rain in places — enough to touch off catastrophic flooding inland and an environmental disaster, too, if the water inundates the region’s many industrial waste sites and hog manure ponds.The hurricane center’s projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast starting Thursday night before finally blowing ashore. That could punish a longer stretch of coastline, and for a longer period of time, than previously thought.The trend is “exceptionally bad news,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it “smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge.”If some of the computer projections hold, “it’s going to come roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say, ‘I’m not sure I really want to do this, and I’ll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland,’” said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground forecasting service.As of Tuesday, about 1.7 million people in North and South Carolina and Virginia were under warnings to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents. Cars and trucks full of people and belongings streamed inland.“This is not going to be a glancing blow,” warned Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast.”Florence could strengthen some over open water and then weaken as it nears land, but the difference won’t make it any less dangerous, forecaster Stacy Stewart wrote in a National Hurricane Center discussion.With South Carolina’s beach towns more in the bull’s-eye because of the shifting forecast, Ohio vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. Most other beachgoers were long done.“It’s been really nice,” Nicole Roland said. “Also, a little creepy. You feel like you should have already left.”For many of those under evacuation orders, getting out of harm’s way has proved difficult, as airlines canceled flights and motorists had a hard time finding gas.Michelle Stober loaded up valuables at her home on Wrightsville Beach to drive back to her primary residence in Cary, North Carolina.“This morning I drove around for an hour looking for gas in Cary. Everyone was sold out,” she said.last_img read more

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ABCs of Testing free seminar

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)- If you are a parent with a child in grades K-12 and are concerned with your child’s test taking, and resources there is a free seminar this weekend that can help.This event is designed for the parents of school aged children K-12 to provide information in a stress-free environment. Many parents have questions that they don’t think of asking because they just don’t know to ask. Local School Personnel will share information about school testing, safety, and resources for their children. This event will enlighten parents as well as connect them with local community resources, they may not be aware of. Parents are invited to bring their children to participate in activities during the event.- Advertisement – The ABC’s of Testing will be held at New Beginning Christian Church 3120 Alex Trask Dr. Castle Hayne on Saturday, February 2nd from 10am-1pm.last_img read more

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Road congestion one of weakest aspects of Maltas business environment – EU

first_img SharePrint A report by the European Union Council has said that, ‘Road congestion is one of the weakest aspects of Malta’s business environment and remains a major challenge.’The observation presented in the EU council recommendation report focused on the 2019 National Reform and Stability Programmes for Malta, connects this with a lack of ‘transport and commuting alternatives to driving as well as high car penetration’Furthermore, the report outlines that the levels of greenhouse gas emissions linked to road transport had been increased in the last half decade.In the latest figures from Malta’s National Statistics Office, the level of emissions from transport over the period between 2007 and 2017, this had increased from 481 tonnes to 636 tonnes. NSO reports that coupled together transport and industrial processes accounted for between 30 and 34% of net emissions.Three quarters of emissions came from energy sector and transport in 2017 – NSO  Containing emissions from transport is part of the report’s recommendations towards promoting a more sustainable and better resource managed economy.The report calls for Malta to carry out a range of measures and actions which include, ‘investing in the untapped potential for energy efficiency and renewables, water management cycle, waste management, tackling the growing emissions from air conditioning, climate action and sustainable mobility that contain emissions from road transport.’They add that while renewables have been increasing to 7.2% in 2017, the country’s energy consumption is also still increasing.‘Further investments across sectors are needed in the short term in order to meet the 2020 national renewable energy and energy efficiency targets. Research and development funding or support measures should be implemented to develop new/improved technologies addressing environment and climate change. The environmental and social costs of the housing boom require closer monitoring. Circular economy principles should be applied to the disposal of construction waste to limit its environmental impact. The economic and social consequences of the increase in the cost of housing require attention.’‘Malta needs to tackle potential abuses of its tax system’ – EU Council reportThis EU Council report also outlined various recommendations for Malta to tighten up its tax system. They stated that the Malta needs to address the areas of its tax system that have the potential to allow individuals and multinational organisations to carry out ‘aggressive tax planning,’ a recommendation by the Council of the European Union reads.A new EU council recommendation report focused on the 2019 National Reform and Stability Programmes for Malta states that, the country needs to improve it structures and processes for dealing with corruption and money laundering.National Circular Economy strategy still to be seenAccording to findings of the, ‘The Environmental Implementation Review 2019 – Country Report for Malta’ published in April reported that the country needs to take action creating a national Circular Economy strategy and ‘comprehensive action is needed to support circularity.’Google MapsThe same report states that the government implemented key policy frameworks for the Paris Agreement in 2016 and the, ‘low-carbon development 2050 strategy,’ which the government had presented in 2017.  The Circular Economy had been part of this action and it was pushed as a key principle for the next three decades.  This remains to be seen, as the report suggests.The Maltese public appear to be very supportive of a circular economy effort. According to the 2017 Special Eurobarometer 468, the Maltese population scored above the EU average on concerns about plastics and chemicals.  According the findings, 90% of the Maltese population (28 EU member average 87%)  expressed their concerns over the impact of plastics on the environment and ecosystem .  A further 93% said they were worried about the impact of chemicals  (28 EU member average 90%).WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Google Glass porn being made app to be launched

first_imgAdvertisement Adult Android app creators and distributors MiKandi have confirmed that they are busy making Google Glass porn. The first Glass app will be in the MiKandi app store as soon as this week.They are taking advantage of Google glass being a hands-free camera, and its ability to recieve and send data. From a shooter’s perspective, it feels like you are shooting with your own eyes, Mikandi explained.“Google Glass Porn has been making its rounds, and while studios are intrigued, no one seems to be doing anything about it.So I wanted to let you know that we picked up our Glass and, yup, we’re making content for it.As far as I know, we’re one of the few, if not the only, adult companies with the device right now. So far, it’s really fun!”  MiKandi Co-founder Jennifer McEwen said.We’re experimenting with the features of Glass. From our initial use of the device, photo and video recording is more powerful than we expected, Glass is perfect for shooting POV video, On top of that, with Glass you can share and interact with fans and followers, allowing them intimate access to your experiences. McEwen added. – Advertisement – MiKandi released the first app to combine game mechanics and explicit content in 2011.The app combined the gameplay of check-ins, the openness of Android and the sexiness of uninhibited. beautiful European models. It’s a playable, all-girl model-fest with drop-dead gorgeous women – pretty cool.When Apple unexpectedly purged over 5,000 previously-approved “naughty” apps in 2010, Android’s Market became a place where racy and adult apps could swim, sink, or soak up all the money Apple had just walked away from – and probably make much more.It’s not really a shift in direction, but the natural progression of the types of products and content we want to offer at MiKandi. We’re always focused on offering the best experiences in adult entertainment, so it’s important for us to stay on top of emerging technologies and push the industry forward.Information from ZDnet was used in this article.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 25 OctoberRACING1.55 ChepstowPrimo Capitano 5/2 > 13/82.35 LeopardstownEdelpour 5/1 > 100/303.00 AintreeUxizandre 4/1 > 11/43.40 AintreePigeon Island 9/2 > 5/25.45 WolverhamptonSky Steps 13/2 > 100/307.45 WolverhamptonDynamo Walt 9/2 > 9/4FOOTBALL5.30pm  SKY10/11 Swansea 100/30 Leicester 13/5 DRAWWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img

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Rice Continuing Studies will grow to serve more Houstonians

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777E-MAIL: stark@rice.edu Rice Continuing Studies will grow to serve more HoustoniansRice unveils plans for new building for Glasscock SchoolRice University will unveil the future site of its new building for the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Rice campus in West Lot 4 near the stadium. Rice University President David Leebron and Mary McIntire, dean of the Glasscock School, will offer remarks at 6:30 p.m.The new building will help the school to increase its scope and grow its enrollment from 12,000 to 15,000 per year. The school offers personal and professional development programs for the Houston community and beyond.The three-story, 51,000-square-foot facility will include 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, an auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events.The site unveiling is a kickoff for fundraising for the $24 million facility, which will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Construction will begin when the fundraising has been completed.last_img read more

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Rice University Baker Institutes Election 2012 Policy Perspectives zeroes in on US

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ zeroes in on US economy Oct. 8Experts Diamond, Green to discuss jobs, debt and taxesHOUSTON – (Oct. 1, 2012) – Experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will discuss the potential economic effects of various policy options, including tax and spending reform, available to the next presidential administration at the institute’s second “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series event Oct. 8. A moderated talk and questions from the audience will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.Who:               Panelists John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, and Russell Green, the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Moderated by Steven Miller, chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures Inc. and former president, chairman and CEO of Shell Oil Company.Introduction by Edward Djerejian, Baker Institute founding director.What:             “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives – Jobs, Debt and the U.S. Economy.” When:            Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St. A key mission of the Baker Institute is to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of action. The “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series seeks to do that by providing a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of the key issues in this year’s U.S. presidential race.“Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” includes events, policy reports and social media campaigns that connect Baker Institute experts with the public on timely, relevant topics, such as jobs, the economy and health care.A live webcast of the event will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews. Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.  AddThislast_img read more

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Rice experts available to discuss 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike

first_imgShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy Hodges713-348-6777ah25@rice.eduRice experts available to discuss 5th anniversary of Hurricane IkeHOUSTON — (Sept. 12, 2013) — Sept. 13 marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ike’s landfall in Galveston and the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Rice University experts are available to comment on the historical impact of Ike, the impact of hurricanes and other environmental factors on the Texas Gulf Coast and how the area has recovered since the storm.Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas in the early morning hours of Sept. 13, 2008. It remains the costliest hurricane in the state’s history and the third-costliest storm in U.S. history, with approximately $29.5 billion in damage.John Anderson, professor of Earth science and author of the book ”The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast,” can explain how hurricanes have impacted and helped to draw the modern coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other Gulf Coast states. Anderson also co-authored “Atlas of Sustainable Strategies for Galveston Island,” a publication that sheds light on the island’s future and offers potential strategies for sustainable development.Phil Bedient, director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center and the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, can discuss Ike’s impact on the Houston-Galveston region and proposals to protect the area from future hurricanes. Bedient co-authored and edited “Lessons from Hurricane Ike,” a 194-page report on all that was learned during SSPEED’s multiyear, in-depth analysis of Ike. A noted expert on flood warning systems and hydrology, Bedient designed the Internet-based Flood Alert System that warns of impending floods in Houston’s sprawling Texas Medical Center. He also wrote the textbook “Hydrology and Flood Plain Analysis,” which is used at more than 70 universities.Jim Blackburn, co-director of Rice’s SSPEED Center and professor in the practice of environmental law in Rice’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is available to discuss Houston areas at high risk for hurricane damage and what could be done to better protect these areas (such as the Centennial Gate proposed for the Houston Ship Channel by the SSPEED Center). Blackburn can also discuss the legal issues of flooding and federal assistance as well as the coastal green-space buffer proposed by the SSPEED Center that would extend from Chambers County to Matagorda County in the low-lying land areas.Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice and a fellow in urban politics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, can discuss preparation and evacuation for past and future storms and the impact of Hurricane Ike on Houstonians. Stein also can discuss urban politics, public policy and the political ramifications of evacuating and relocating citizens.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7. For more information, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news-network.rice.edu/news.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:John Anderson bio: http://www.glacier.rice.edu/faculty/anderson/Phil Bedient bio: http://bedient.rice.edu/Jim Blackburn bio: http://ceve.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=99Bob Stein bio: http://politicalscience.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=145Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 AddThislast_img read more

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Rices Lydia Kavraki wins ACM Athena Lecturer Award

first_imgLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Share1David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduRice’s Lydia Kavraki wins ACM Athena Lecturer AwardComputer scientist recognized for groundbreaking research on robotics, biomedicineHOUSTON — (April 26, 2017) — Rice University computer scientist Lydia Kavraki has received one of the most prestigious honors in her field, the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Athena Lecturer Award.Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering, was recognized for inventing randomized motion-planning algorithms in robotics and for the development of robotics-inspired methods for bioinformatics and biomedicine.Lydia Kavraki (Photo by Doni Soward/Rice University)“I am deeply honored by this award,” said Kavraki, who joined Rice’s faculty in 1996. “It recognizes years of work done with my students and collaborators at Rice and around the globe. I am also delighted that ACM has chosen to name one of its top awards after Athena, the goddess of wisdom in ancient Greek mythology, who was a patron of human ingenuity and an astute adviser of heroes. It strikes a chord with me, as her picture was on the cover of my textbooks when I was growing up in Greece.”Given annually since 2006, the Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. The award carries a cash prize of $25,000 and the honoree is invited to give a lecture at a major ACM conference of her choice that will be recorded for the association’s website.“Planning the motion of objects in a three-dimensional space has been a central challenge in the robotics field for a long time,” said ACM President Vicki Hanson. “Lydia Kavraki’s Probabilistic Roadmap Method (PRM) has had a tremendous impact. It is now widely used in robotics applications in industry and is a foundational idea for numerous researchers in the field.”Though the award recognizes Kavraki’s research, Hanson also lauded Kavraki’s mentorship of younger colleagues, especially women. “Her career exemplifies the award’s overarching goal of celebrating and supporting women in computing.”Kavraki earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from Stanford and her bachelor’s from the University of Crete. In her 1996 doctoral dissertation, she proposed the Probabilistic Roadmap Method, a technique to plan the motion of robots, which had been an enduring challenge in the field. The method has since become a fundamental tenet of motion planning in most robotics textbooks. Kavraki has expanded her methodologies for robot motion planning over the years and inspired the robotics community to consider problems that were largely thought unattainable. In addition, the open-source Open Motion Planning Library that she helped create has now been used in more than 30 different robotics systems worldwide.Kavraki also was the first to recognize that the motion-planning techniques she was developing in robotics could be applied to great effect in both biology and medicine. Her algorithms for analyzing the motion, shape and flexibility of molecules have impacted computational biology, drug discovery and drug design, and her more recent work on structural methods to identify cross-reactivity hot spots in T cells has the potential to introduce safer immunotherapy treatments for cancer patients.Kavraki also is collaborating with NASA on leading-edge motion-planning technology for Robonaut 2, a humanoid robotic assistant the space agency is expected to deploy later this year at the International Space Station and also use on future space missions.Kavraki is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the ACM and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Her numerous honors include the ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Anita Borg ABIE Technical Leadership Award and Rice’s Presidential Award for Mentoring. MIT Technology Review has named Kavraki one of the World’s Top 100 Innovators, and she’s been chosen for Popular Science’s list of 10 Brilliant Scientists.ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It unites computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. It also promotes standards, recognizes technical excellence and strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership.-30-High-resolution IMAGES are available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/04/0418_KAVRAKI-dun-16-lg-1cpm1wm.jpgCAPTION: Lydia Kavraki (Photo by Tommy LaVergne/Rice University)http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/04/0418_KAVRAKI-12ds35-lg-2fvs5sn.jpgCAPTION: Lydia Kavraki (Photo by Doni Soward/Rice University)ACM Athena Lecturer Award home page: http://awards.acm.org/athena/Related stories from Rice:Rice has role in new $250M robotics manufacturing institute — Jan. 13, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/01/13/rice-has-role-in-new-250m-robotics-manufacturing-institute-2/Kavraki wins technical leadership award — Sept. 1, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/09/01/kavraki-wins-technical-leadership-award/BioHouston honors Rice’s Lydia Kavraki — Nov. 15, 2012http://news.rice.edu/2012/11/15/biohouston-honors-rices-lydia-kavraki/Kavraki, Mikos elected to Institute of Medicine — Oct. 15, 2012http://news.rice.edu/2012/10/15/35755/ AddThislast_img read more

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Weather Pattern South of Cuba Could Become a Tropical Storm

first_img Share Show Discussion US News Weather Pattern South of Cuba Could Become a Tropical Storm By Holly Kellum September 28, 2017 Updated: September 28, 2017 A weather pattern south of Cuba is being monitored as a potential tropical storm. (National Hurricane Center/NOAA) center_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A weather pattern south of Cuba is being monitored as something that could potentially turn into a tropical depression or a tropical storm near Florida by this weekend.The National Hurricane Center said that there is a large area of cloudiness and showers from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba to the Bahamas.It is expected to move north over Cuba and toward the east coast of the Florida Peninsula over the next few days.The National Hurricane Center gives this induced area of low pressure a 40 percent chance of development into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next five days.Regardless of whether it develops into a storm, the system is likely to produce heavy rain over parts of Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas during the next several days, the National Hurricane Center forecasts. (National Hurricane Center/NOAA) (National Hurricane Center/NOAA) (National Hurricane Center/NOAA) (National Hurricane Center/NOAA)From NTD.tv Follow Holly on Twitter: @HollyGailK last_img read more

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Congressman Issues Subpoena to FBI Official Who Vowed to Stop Trump

first_img Politics Congressman Issues Subpoena to FBI Official Who Vowed to ‘Stop’ Trump By Ivan Pentchoukov June 24, 2018 Updated: June 24, 2018 Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) talks to media during the 2018 Annual House and Senate Republican Conference, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on Feb. 1, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) Share Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Share this articlecenter_img Watch Next: Falun Gong Practitioners Are Being Killed for Organs in China Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued a subpoena on June 22 to the former senior FBI official who vowed to “stop” President Donald Trump from being elected.Former Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Peter Strzok is to appear for questioning before the committee at 10 a.m. on June 27, the subpoena states.Strzok’s attorney, Aitan Goelman, has previously said that Strzok is willing to testify. The  Judiciary Committee press release accompanying the subpoena asserts otherwise.“The Committees have repeatedly requested to interview Mr. Strzok regarding his role in certain decisions, but he has yet to appear,” the release states.Since October last year, the House Judiciary and Oversight committees have been investigating decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, including the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation and the bureau’s counterintelligence probe of the Trump presidential campaign.On June 19, the committee heard testimony from Justice Department Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz. The IG released a nearly 600-page report this month covering the findings of his 17-month investigation of how the FBI handled the Clinton email probe. Strzok figures prominently in the report, since he was the lead agent in the Clinton case. The inspector general found that text messages sent by Strzok and four other FBI officials “cast a cloud” over the investigation.The messages revealed intense bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton by Strzok and others during the 2016 election. Horowitz did not find evidence to show that any investigative or prosecutorial decisions were made based on bias.One of Strzok’s decisions is the only exception to the report’s conclusion, the IG noted. Investigators are not entirely sure if Strzok’s choice to prioritize the Trump probe over a new discovery in the Clinton case was free of bias.Horowitz also emphasized that Strzok’s messages betrayed a “biased state of mind” and “a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.”Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on June 21 that Strzok no longer has security clearance. Strzok was escorted out of FBI headquarters on June 15, one day after the release of the IG report.last_img read more

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