MMIW inquiry announcement expected between June 30 and July 6


first_imgNation to NationAn anticipated announcement from the federal Liberal government on a national inquiry into the  disproportionately high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is expected by July 6, Nation to Nation has learned.Much remains to be revealed about the inquiry including its start date, commissioners, mandate and length. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has said she expected to hold the inquiry’s announcement before the end of the spring House of Commons session which ended June 17.The announcement on the inquiry is now expected between June 30 and July 6, according to sources.U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to address MPs and Senators in the Chamber on June 29.The Justin Trudeau government released a report in late May on its 17 pre-inquiry consultation meetings with about 2,000 people including families of the murdered and the missing, survivors of violence, women’s organizations, provincial and territorial officials and academics.The report said the consultations resulted in a number of key points that are expected to influence the inquiry’s operation and mandate.There was a desire the inquiry’s leadership represent the diversity of Indigenous communities and regions and follow a timetable sensitive to the needs of survivors and their families, the report said.The consultations also heard a strong desire for the inquiry to embrace a broad scope that would include a wide array of individuals and organizations, including families, front-line workers and Indigenous leaders, according to the report. There were also voices calling for the inquiry to include violence against LGBT and two spirited people, the report said.There were also calls for the inquiry to blend the spiritual into its make up in a way proportional to the diversity of the voices who will ultimately determine its outcome, the report read more

UConn Was Going To Win That Game


Move over John Wooden, you’re no longer the only college basketball coach with 10 national championships. Connecticut just won its tenth national title, completing a perfect record of 10 NCAA championship appearances and 10 wins.When the tournament started, our March Madness predictions model gave UConn a 74 percent chance of winning the title. That figure went as high as 86 percent before the national championship game against Notre Dame Tuesday night, which the Huskies won 63 to 53.We were initially shocked by UConn’s projected success, enough to make us go back and adjust our model, which gave St. Francis College a mere 1 in 2.5 million chance of beating the Huskies in the first round. But as the tournament progressed, we continued to watch closely and research UConn’s stats, and came to understand just how dominant this team really was.Emergency Hot Takedown Podcast: UConn’s Dominance and Auriemma vs. Wooden More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed In the average regular-season UConn game, the Huskies were winning by 25 points at halftime, and they were ahead at the half by an average of 18 points in the tournament. Tuesday’s championship game was a little different: UConn was held to an 8-point lead at the half, thanks to Notre Dame’s strong offensive and defensive rebounding, 10 and 14, compared to UConn’s 8 and 11.But even Notre Dame’s strongest showing was no match for the best offense in the country — Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 apiece Tuesday. Nor could the Irish get through the best defense in the country, led by forward and now three-time Most Outstanding Player award-winner Breanna Stewart, who had 15 rebounds in the game.Perhaps more importantly, we knew going into Tuesday’s game that UConn was twice as good as Notre Dame. Their matchup was still the best rivalry in women’s college basketball — but it’s hard to call it much of a rivalry when the Irish’s chances of upsetting UConn were 14 percent.Here’s a look back at our model’s predictions for the Huskies, which never fell below 74 percent at any point in the tournament:Round of 64: 74 percent chance to win the championship.Round of 32: 76 percent.Sweet 16: 77 percent.Elite Eight: 82 percent.Final Four: 79 percent.Finals: 86 percent.Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m.: 100 percent. By Allison McCann Embed Code read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of July 8 2018


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, July 8, 2018.Sunday, July 8No MeetingsMonday, July 9The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. A 6pm Executive Session precedes the meeting. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 10The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, July 11The Wilmington Conservation Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, July 12No MeetingsFriday, July 13No MeetingsSaturday, July 14No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Watch cop bravely wrestle alligator in Florida


first_img Watch cop bravely wrestle alligator in Florida A Boynton Beach police officer wrangled an alligator and released it back into the wild earlier in July. Officer Alfredo Vargas had previous training in handling gators, and didnt want the little guy to be killed by a trapper. According to a Facebook post by the Boynton Beach Police Department, Vargas initially responded to a call of an alligator in front of a residents front door. After being told he would have to wait for a trapper to arrive – a trapper who would likely kill the alligator – Vargas safely wrestled the alligator into his patrol car and released it into a nearby canal.Officer Vargas doesnt know it yet, but weve just made him the departments official alligator wrestler (kidding but not really), the post said. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:20Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:19?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

BNP not optimistic about Jaishankars visit


first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.BNP on Monday said there is no reason for Bangladesh to provide its land to India in Brahmanbaria to expand Agartala airport, reports UNB.”There’ve been media reports about it (India’s desire to use Bangladeshi land in Brahmanbaria). We’re closely observing the matter,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “Bangladesh government hasn’t agreed yet, and there’s no question about providing any land. There’s no reason to give our land to any other country.”Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave along with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal, marking its 39th founding anniversary.Media reports said India wants a piece of Bangladesh’s land in Brahmanbaria to expand the Agartala airport, but the country is yet to make any proposal in this regard.Fakhrul said their party is not ‘optimistic’ about getting any positive outcome to resolve the outstanding problems with India from the visit of its external affairs minister S Jaishankar.”We’ve been hearing for 10-12 years that the Awami League government’s relation with India reached the highest level, but we still didn’t get the fair share of water from the Teesta River. Border killing could not be stopped while no step has been taken to remove the trade deficit with India,” he said.The BNP leader said Bangladesh’s no pending issue with India has so far been resolved. “But India solved its own problems with us. That’s why we can’t be optimistic and we also don’t expect much from this visit.”S Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday night to discuss bilateral issues and prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to India.Fakhrul protested prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remark involving Zia with the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 15 August 1975, saying the ruling party is trying to distort history.”It’s historical fact that Ziaur Rahman in no way was involved with the assassination. Their people (AL leaders) were involved with it (the murder of Bangabandhu). Those who formed the government and parliament after the assassination were involved with it,” he observed.Fakhrul criticised industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun as he accused BNP of involving in rawhide disaster, and said the minister made such an imprudent comment to hide his failure.He said the current government has failed to run the country as it lacks people’s mandate. “There’s no representative of people both in the government and parliament. The unelected ministers have nothing to do except making unguarded remarks.”The BNP leader alleged that the government is trying to be the ‘master’ of people by eliminating politics and political parties. “They want the country to be run by a single party, but people won’t let it happen.”He warned that people will surely restore democracy in the country through a movement as they did in the past.last_img read more

Home Going Celebration for Lorman C Vaughn


first_img(Update 5/6/2014) A home going celebration was held on Tuesday, May 6 at Sharon Baptist Church in Baltimore for Lorman C. Vaughn. Lorman C. Vaughn, beloved son of the late Robert A. and Mildred A. Vaughn, was born on April 3, 1934. After a lengthy illness, he was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 25, 2014. Lorman was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. He attended school #108 Elementary School, Druid Junior High School, and Douglass Senior High School. He received his early Christian education at the Unity Christian Church under Rev. Levi Miller pastor and Dr. Spencer Dobson, Sunday school superintendent. He shared a special bond with his late brother Lt. Col. Robwood J. Vaughn. Eager to be independent and loyal to his country, he enlisted into the United States Air Force articulating to Airmen 3rd class until his Honorable Discharge in March 1955.Lorman met and married Marlene Holly, and from this union they raised their children Dale and Valerie.Billy, as Lorman was affectionately known by family and friends, enjoyed a successful career at the Veterans Hospital of Baltimore Maryland, where he worked with devoted service for more than 30 years. After he retired his work was not done, he continued to work this time in the transportation department of the Chimes Inc. Billy was devoted to his work, and throughout his career, received many awards and special recognitions, too many to name.One of Billy’s greatest pastimes was spending time with the members of American Legion Federal Post 19. This time brought him great joy, joking and reminiscing with all his friends old and young alike.Billy leaves to cherish his memory, Deacon Marlene Vaughn; children, Valerie and Dale; grandchildren, Niema, Rahsaan, and Marcum; Great Grandchildren, Antwoine Jr., and Jaylin; sisters, Deaconess Carrietta Ivey and Alfredia Graham; brother, Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn (Lillian); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.last_img read more

Researchers stretch CO bond to record length


first_img Journal information: Nature Chemistry © 2012 Explore further In its normal state, the C-O bond length is just 1.43Å, when present in oxatriquinane however, the bond length (also known as bond distance) is naturally stretched to 1.54Å. Bond length is the average distance between the nuclei of two atoms that are bonded together in a single molecule. The length of a bond is typically related to its order and more electrons tend to mean shorter bonds. To increase the bond length of C-O molecules in the compound oxatriquinane, the researchers replaced hydrogen surrounding the oxonium ion with alkyl groups of increasing steric demand, resulting in increased bulk. As the groups grew bigger, crowding occurred, resulting in push-back as they began to repel each other. That strain in turn resulted in stretching or pushing the C-O bonds even farther apart. Initial measurements found the bonds had been pushed to 1.60Å. A closer look using chemical synthesis and X-ray crystallography showed the bond had actually been stretched to 1.622Å. The researchers conducted a search of the Cambridge Structural Database and found no evidence that such a bond length with a C-O molecule had been observed before, which allowed them to pronounce the new length a record.The team notes that if tert-butyloxatriquinane were attached, it meant that they had attained the greatest degree of stretching possible without causing the molecule to break apart. They add that the C-O molecule is polar and extremely fragile which meant lengthening the bond was quite an achievement.In stretching the C-O bond, the team has helped to confirm theories that describe what happens when extraordinary strain is introduced into a molecular structure and what the limits of such experimentation might reveal. German team finds a way to link boron atoms with a triple bond (—Researchers at the University of California have succeeded in stretching a carbon monoxide molecule bond to a record length. In their paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, the team describes how they built on previous work they’d done when building the compound oxatriquinane and noticed unusually long C-O bonds. This time around they swapped out the hydrogen surrounding the oxonium ion with other materials causing the C-O bonds to stretch to a record length of 1.622Å in ethers.center_img More information: Extreme oxatriquinanes and a record C–O bond length, Nature Chemistry (2012) doi:10.1038/nchem.1502AbstractOxatriquinanes are fused, tricyclic oxonium ions that are known to have exceptional stability compared to simple alkyl oxonium salts. C–O bonds in ethers are generally ∼1.43 Å in length, but oxatriquinane has been found to have C–O bond lengths of 1.54 Å. A search of the Cambridge Structural Database turned up no bona fide C–O bond length exceeding this value. Computational modelling of oxatriquinane alongside other alkyl oxonium ions indicated that the electronic consequences of molecular strain were primarily responsible for the observed bond elongation. We also show that substitution of the oxatriquinane ring system with alkyl groups of increasing steric demand pushes the C–O bond to unheard of distances, culminating in a tert-butyl derivative at a predicted 1.60 Å. Chemical synthesis and an X-ray crystallographic study of these compounds validated the results of the modelling work and, finally, an extraordinary 1.622 Å C–O bond was observed in 1,4,7-tri-tert-butyloxatriquinane. Bond length, angle and dihedral distortion energies for diethyl ether (MP2/6-31 + G**). Credit: Nature Chemistry (2012) doi:10.1038/nchem.1502 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. Citation: Researchers stretch C-O bond to record length (2012, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more