September 14, 2019 Community Voices Frustration With Increase In Crime

Community Voices Frustration With Increase In Crime

first_imgKenai Police Chief Dave Ross said that between 2016-17 the City of Kenai alone saw a 20% increase in arrests: “I think I share some of the same frustrations that brought most of you out today. Crime in Kenai is my frustrations, that it is growing is my frustration.”  According to Sergeant Duane Kant with the Soldotna Police Department they are seeing the same upward trend in arrests as Kenai. Almost immediately after the bill passed, a debate began over whether its provisions were worsening the level of property and low level crimes. Those concerns were heard from community members during the Q&A portion of the meeting. With concerns about high crime rates, lawmakers have considered changes to the controversial SB 91, but community members are concerned “changes” aren’t enough and have requested a full repeal. Department of Law’s Criminal Division director John Skidmore believes an outright repeal of SB 91 is a bad idea: “We started to see increases in our crime rate in the State of Alaska prior to the passage of SB 91. So anyone who says that SB 91 is causing the crime to increase, there is a little bit of a problem there, because that trend began before SB 91 was passed.”  According to Senator Micciche, a number of provisions have been made to SB 91 since it was passed in 2016: “It makes more sense to keep making “targeted fixes”. We will continue to listen to Alaskans and make necessary changes as they arise.” Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “We passed a bill called SB 91, some of you have heard about it. We have problems, some are related to the bill, we had problems before the bill and we are going to have problems when we fix some parts of the bill. I voted for the bill along with almost everyone in the legislature, and it became quite apparent soon afterwards that we had some things to correct. We missed the mark in several areas.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Roughly 50 people filed into the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center last night to talk about crime on the Kenai Peninsula. Representatives from the Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers, Department of Law, Kenai and Soldotna Police, and the Department of Correction formed a panel to discuss the number one issue facing residents on the Kenai: crime is increasing. “SB 91 really restricted what our law enforcement people could do on the low end crimes. I just don’t understand what was the rationale on not holding people accountable.”  Much of the frustration revolved around Senate Bill 91, the omnibus criminal justice reform measure signed into law in July of 2016. The thought behind SB91 was to reduce jail time for non-violent offenders, and put funding into treatment and anti-recidivism programming.last_img read more

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September 10, 2019

Facebook will no longer ask for your email passwords

first_img Here’s how to use Google’s Password Checkup tool Now playing: Watch this: Facebook was asking for some new signups’ email passwords as a means of verification. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images You won’t need to give Facebook your email password to sign up for a new account anymore.After a Twitter user called out the social media giant over the practice on Sunday, Facebook has backtracked on the verification requirement.When some people signed up on Facebook, instead of getting a verification email or a code sent to their phones, they would instead get a prompt to enter their personal email’s password to verify their new accounts — essentially giving login credentials to the social network. The news was first reported by the Daily Beast.A Facebook spokesperson said that the passwords are not stored by the social network and that the verification method was only available to a “very small group of people.” Facebook did not clarify how many people were shown this prompt. The feature was originally designed for people signing up on a web browser and using email providers that don’t support OAuth, an open-source protocol that acts as a key for logins. “That said, we understand the password verification option isn’t the best way to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” Facebook said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. Security Internet Services Tags In March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network would be shifting to a privacy-focused platform, with security as a major talking point. Since then, however, Facebook has been at the center of multiple privacy and security lapses.   The email password incident, for instance, follows the revelation last month that Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text on its internal servers, meaning they were open for staffers to see. In both cases, there was concern that the social network could see the login credentials. Facebook said it has never seen the passwords used for verification, although the feature had been available for several years. Also last month, researchers disclosed a browser bug affecting Facebook Messenger that allowed snoops to read messages, and Facebook was caught tying phone numbers used for two-factor authentication to friend searches. First published at 4:01 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:45 a.m.: Adds more detail, at 5:29 a.m.: With response from Facebook.  5 Comments Share your voice 1:15 Facebooklast_img read more

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September 3, 2019 Govt ACC file petitions against Khaleda bail

Govt ACC file petitions against Khaleda bail

first_imgHigh CourtTwo separate appeals have been filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against four-month interim bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Advocate on record Sufia Khatun filed the appeal on behalf of state while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan, on behalf of Anti-Corruption Commission, lodged another appeal.The ACC lawyer said that chamber judge of Appellate Division will hear the appeals at noon.On Monday, the High Court granted the interim bail to Khaleda Zia.On 22 February, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia filed the petition with the High Court seeking bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Lawyers Nowshad Jamir and Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of the BNP chief, submitted the 880-page bail petition showing 31 grounds for granting her bail.On 25 February, Khaleda Zia failed to secure bail in the case as the High Court says it will pass an order on her bail petition upon receiving all the documents relating to the judgment from the lower court.Earlier, the HC asked the lower court to submit all the relevant documents within 15 days.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.The court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict on that day and it released the full 1174-page copy of the verdict on 19 February.last_img read more

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September 1, 2019

Detmers Shines in Louisvilles Series Opening Win Over James Madison

first_imgDetmers had it working from the outset Friday, striking out the first five hitters he faced. He retired the first eight batters of the day before hitting a man with two outs in the third. The runner didn’t deter him though, as a groundout on the next pitch ended the inning. PDF Box Score Detmers, the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week, dazzled on the mound Friday. The southpaw held JMU hitless for the first seven innings of the contest before exiting after eight with one hit allowed and a career-high 14 strikeouts. Reid Detmers Postgame Story Links With a four-run lead, Detmers continued to dominate. He struck out two in the sixth and set the side down in order on strikes in the seventh. The no-hit bid came to an end in the eighth, as a hard-hit ball deflected off the glove of a diving Wyatt at first base. Detmers would finish off the inning without trouble though, finishing his night with eight scoreless innings. Henry Davis tacked one final run onto the Louisville line score with a single that brought home pinch-runner Trey Leonard in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Cardinals then turned the game over to Michael McAvene, who worked a perfect ninth to finish off the victory. Highlights Next Game: James Madison 3/2/2019 | 12:00 PM Live Stats Louisville (6-3) went with two outs in the third, started by a Tyler Fitzgerald single. The junior proceeded to steal second and third base and Oriente legged out an infield single to allow Fitzgerald to score and give UofL a 2-0 advantage. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the second straight week, University of Louisville starting pitcher Reid Detmers stole the show, as the eighth-ranked Cardinals blanked James Madison 5-0 in the series opener Friday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville and James Madison will wrap up the series with a doubleheader on Saturday scheduled to begin at noon ET. Photo Gallery Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster ACC Network Extra Meanwhile, the Louisville offense gave him a little cushion with a run in the second and third innings. Logan Wyatt doubled to lead off the second and Danny Oriente followed with a single that put runners on the corners. Alex Binelas then cashed in the run-scoring opportunity with a sacrifice fly to get the Cardinals on the board. The sophomore worked seven no-hit innings in his previous start against Brown and built his streak of consecutive hitless innings to 14.2 before a leadoff single in the eighth. After tallying 11 strikeouts in his last outing and 14 on Friday, Detmers is the first Cardinal to reach double digits in back-to-back starts since 2017 Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay did it in three straight in March of 2017. Detmers kept rolling on the mound, piling up two more strikeouts in the fourth and another in the fifth before the offense added to the lead. Fitzgerald started the action again in the fifth, this time with an infield single with one away. Again, the shortstop stole second and third base before coming across on another swing by Oriente. Following a walk to Binelas, Ethan Stringer picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice to stretch the margin out to four. Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored for the Cardinals. His four stolen bases match the Louisville single-game record, done eight other times with the most recent coming from Corey Ray against Longwood on March 8, 2016. Print Friendly Version Dan McDonnell Postgame Previewlast_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Mandrill monkey creates tool for a pedicure w video

first_img While Great Apes like the chimpanzee and orangutan have been observed making tools to aid in the extraction of termites from mounds, this is the first time a smaller species of monkey has been observed making tools. Citation: Mandrill monkey creates tool for a pedicure (w/ video) (2011, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-mandrill-monkey-tool-pedicure-video.html Chimpanzees use sex tools More information: Observation of tool use and modification for apparent hygiene purposes in a mandrill, Behavioural Processes, doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.06.003AbstractTool making or modification to produce a tool of apparent improved functionality has rarely been reported in monkeys, especially when tools are used outside the context of food acquisition. We report on an observation of selection, modification and use of splinters for hygiene purposes in a male mandrill. The zoo-housed animal was video-recorded breaking splinters in sequence to use them underneath his toenails. This record brings forward new evidence that the ability to use and modify tools is not limited to apes and some New World monkeys but is also apparent in Old Word monkeys.via BBC The discovery happened when lead researchers Dr. Riccardo Pansini was filming the mandrill as part of a stress-related behavior study being conducted at Chester Zoo. In the video, a large male mandrill works to pull apart bark on a twig to make the tool as narrow as he can. Once completed, he then uses the newly fashioned tool to clean and remove the dirt out from underneath his toenails.Mandrills have also been seen modifying twigs to clean out their ears and researchers believe they do this in order to prevent ear infections. Pansini believes this new behavior of creating tools for pedicures may be due to the fact the mandrill is in captivity. Because the mandrill is not focused on mating or finding food, he has the extra time on his hands to perform what could be considered as a trivial task. Yet, he has modified a tool that would normally be used for the hygienic purposes of cleaning out his ears and used it on his toenails.However, other researchers are not as quick to call this tool usage. Dr. Amanda Seed from the University of St Andrews argues that the use of this twig for self-cleaning is not something new and is not sure that it really ranks up there with tool usage. The use of objects to help with self-care is just not the same as creating a tool to help find food like the chimpanzees do when collecting termites. 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent paper published in Behavioural Processes, scientists reveal a film of a mandrill monkey creating a tool from a stick in order to remove dirt from underneath its toenails. This new finding shows that monkeys may be more intelligent than scientists have previously believed. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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August 9, 2019 Rep Noble kicks off March is Reading Month tour

Rep Noble kicks off March is Reading Month tour

first_img06Mar Rep. Noble kicks off March is Reading Month tour State Rep. Jeff Noble today announced his March is Reading Month tour in southeastern Michigan. During March, the lawmaker will visit five elementary schools in Northville and Plymouth to celebrate the month-long reading event.March is Reading Month is an annual educational program designed to recognize the importance of reading inside and outside the classroom. This year, Rep. Noble will visit Northville’s Ridgewood and Silver Springs elementary schools and Plymouth Scholars, Plymouth Christian and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. During his classroom visits, Rep. Noble will read to students, answer their questions and discuss the importance of reading at an early age.“Developing good reading habits is imperative to a student’s long-term success,” Rep. Noble said. “I always enjoy visiting local classrooms, meeting students and sharing a good book.”Local schools interested in hosting the representative for March is Reading Month can contact his office at 517-373-3816, or by email at JeffNoble@house.mi.gov.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble celebrates March is Reading Month by visiting and reading to students at Ridgewood Elementary School in Northville. Categories: Noble Newslast_img read more

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