Police shoot ‘armed’ woman

first_imgSUNLAND – A depressed woman carrying what family said was a toy gun belonging to her 5-year-old nephew was shot and wounded by police in the carport of the apartment she shared with her mother and a sister. Family said the woman herself had called police to the apartment where she moved last week after breaking up with her boyfriend. “They came in; they had their guns pulled. I’m trying to tell them it’s not a real gun. But they pushed me aside and said, get the hell back,” said sister Amber Brown, who said she watched the shooting from a carport staircase. “They knew it was a toy gun. They knew it the whole time. I don’t even know why (the officers fired). That’s what freaked me out.” Identified by family as Robin Hutchings, 43, the woman was hit in the thigh by one of the four shots fired by two officers sent to the apartment, police said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Hutchings was expected to survive after undergoing surgery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, police said. Police said she was reported in stable condition. Two Foothill Division officers went to the apartment in the 10400 block of Parr Avenue about 1:15 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a family dispute involving a person with a gun, police said. As they approached the rear of the complex they encountered the woman carrying what appeared to be a revolver, said Lt. Kevin McClure of the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. “They fired because they were in fear for their lives. It’s very preliminary but all indications are that they encountered a gun, a replica gun, that if you saw it you would believe it was a real gun,” the lieutenant said. Asked about the family’s statements that the officers were told the gun was not real, McClure said: “We don’t have any of that at this time.” Police let a television news crew photograph the replica gun, which appeared to be a revolver-style model made of bluish-black metal with a black grip. Gina Ardizone, Hutchings’ sister, said Hutchings had made the call to police from the apartment, and that her sister told police in the call that she had a toy gun. “She wasn’t a threat to anyone,” said Ardizone, 35, who lives in the apartment. “She’s having a really hard time. It’s Christmas. She doesn’t feel like she belongs.” Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Valley Bureau commander, went to the apartment complex after the shooting. “It appears it’s a tragedy all the way around,” Moore said. “The officers were thrust into a situation where they believed she was armed with a handgun. In defense of their lives they used their firearms. Hopefully she will survive her injuries and the investigation will give us more insight into how this happened.” — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Caregiving Facts and Statistics

first_imgIn June 2015, the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute published Caregiving in the U.S. 2015.  This report compiled data from multiple research studies about caregivers and care recipients.Below is a collection of some of the statistics found in the Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 report.Click here to read or download a copy of the report. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 15, 2016.last_img

2016 Harvey Norman All Stars Team Announcement

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the TFA All Stars and TFA indigenous All Stars sides to take part in the 2016 Harvey Norman All Stars event to be held at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, 13 February 2016. Two games of Touch Football will be played as part of the All Stars event, with the latter of the two to take place just prior to the kick-off of the NRL Indigenous All Stars taking on the World All Stars. TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said that the organisation is extremely excited to be again involved in the All Stars concept. “The All Stars is a significant event to recognise and celebrate Indigenous Australians and the diversity within our culture, and our sport, with representatives from across the country to take on one another on the field, as well as come together off it, to aid in the delivery of community and educational outcomes,” Maguire said.“The brand of Touch Football is going from strength to strength, and with our partnerships with the NRL and Harvey Norman, a strong foundation is being set to help the sport achieve great things in our next strategic cycle and beyond.”Phil Gyemore will again take the reins as coach of the TFA Indigenous All Stars Team, with Michael Lovett to again lead the TFA All Stars. Both coaches have had a huge year, being central to victorious World Cup campaigns, Phil as an assistant coach for the Women’s Open and Michael as coach of the Mixed Open side.TFA High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, spoke of the important role the coaches have played as members of the High Performance program, as well as the 2015 All Stars event. “Both Phil and Mick are fantastic coaches who have an ability to bring their groups together, which is especially important, as many of the athletes have not played together before.”“Both thrive on the competitive nature of the game, and I’m sure will put all niceties aside when the teams take the field.”“We’re really excited about the two playing groups for this year’s event, and are positive that they will represent the sport extremely well, but also put on a great show for all of those watching in the stands and at home,” Grant added. The participants in the two teams have taken different journeys to the All Stars event, the TFA All Stars team is a mixture of those voted on by the public, as well as through selection and CEO picks. An Expression of Interest process was undertaken for the TFA Indigenous All Stars, with players nominating themselves for consideration, and then selected through consultation with the coaches, and the TFA High Performance team. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate the athletes selected for their respective sides, and look forward to seeing them take the field on Saturday, 13 February 2016.  TFA All StarsJayden BenbowStuart Brierty Hannah Dyball Dylan HennesseyKylie HilderSamantha Hopkin Leah Percy Rob McCarthyPeter Norman Steve RobertsSamantha RodgersKai Simbolon Emma Sykes Louise WinchesterCoach – Micheal LovettTFA Indigenous All StarsScott BundyKristian Congoo Justin CostelloKasey DragisicCody Green Jemma Mi MiKobe Nona Lachlan Pierce Jarrad RotumahTahlulah Tillett Trent ToumaTamika UptonCarly WalshMarikki WategoCoach – Phil Gyemore Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels in the lead up to the 2016 Harvey Norman All Stars event for all of the latest news and information. Related Links2016 All Starslast_img read more

Climate Smart Solutions in Agriculture are a Must – PM Holness

first_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that climate smart solutions in the agriculture sector is critical to Jamaica achieving economic growth and development.Speaking at the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montego Bay on Wednesday (March 7), Mr. Holness said that smart climate solutions will assist Jamaica’s conservation efforts.“We continue to push the integration of technology in improving irrigation systems, expanding the impact of our agro-park systems and expanding the use of renewable energy,” said Mr. Holness.The Prime Minister said that while there is still heavy reliance on manual processes in agriculture across the region, he believes that the country must continue to appreciate the exponential value that can be created if agriculture and technology are infused.“We must integrate climate smart solutions in our food related policies and programmes. Zero hunger that is our final destination and I am confident that we will meet this goal,” said Prime Minister Holness.He further stated that while the government recognizes that high energy costs is a barrier to increased growth and competitiveness in agriculture, The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology will also explore the utilization of Bio-Fuels to further diversify our energy sources.“We are now developing an energy eco-system that is diverse, environmentally sensitive and affordable. From increased use of LNG renewables, the government has a target of 30% of our energy needs to be provided by renewable energy sources by 2030. We are currently at 18% and on track to achieving our 30% goal,” said the Prime Minister.Empirical data shows that rural development by way of the agricultural sector is linked to Jamaica’s economic growth. Prime Minister Holness believes that through the use of renewable energy, the agriculture sector can benefit from reduced operational costs.“With diversified energy sources, small farmers, small agro-processors and others employed in the agricultural sector will benefit from reduced operational costs through the use of renewable energy. We are addressing the crucial nexus between energy and food security and finding solutions to secure both,” said Prime Minister Holness.He also said that the government recognizes the importance of leveraging partnerships to achieve growth and development. He called on the public and private sector to partner in this regard. The Prime Minister said that while there is still heavy reliance on manual processes in agriculture across the region, he believes that the country must continue to appreciate the exponential value that can be created if agriculture and technology are infused. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that climate smart solutions in the agriculture sector is critical to Jamaica achieving economic growth and development. Speaking at the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montego Bay on Wednesday (March 7), Mr. Holness said that smart climate solutions will assist Jamaica’s conservation efforts.last_img read more

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

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Facebook’s quarterly profit, revenue, users and shares Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world’s largest social network will soon include a new dating feature—while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “Security isn’t a problem than you ever fully solve,” Zuckerberg said, outlining the slew of efforts by Facebook to battle election interference, misinformation, spam among other challenges.”This is an arms race; we are going to be working to stay ahead of our adversaries forever.”Zuckerberg’s blend of humor, humility, confidence and determination in a keynote presentation seemed to resonate with the gathering of developers, who credited Facebook with taking responsibility for problems and working on fixing them.”I respect that they came out with it and didn’t do a cover-up,” said Malik Gillins of Movez, a startup behind an app crafted to streamline social event planning.CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber was among analysts who felt Zuckerberg struck a successful balance between addressing the data privacy scandal and keeping outside developers focused on building apps to enhance the social network.”Defiant message from Zuckerberg at #F8,” Blaber wrote on Twitter. “Feels like the first time they’ve been on the front foot in this saga.”Message translationFacebook separately announced that its popular Messenger app would soon be able to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages.The feature will launch in the United States with English and Spanish translations of conversations in the Marketplace section of Facebook, and will be extended to general Messenger use in coming weeks, the service said in a blog post.Facebook joins internet giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft in offering artificial-intelligence based translation features—most prominently Google’s Pixel ear buds which promise real-time translation across dozens of languages.Plans were also revealed to simplify the Messenger app, which critics contend has gotten clunky, and add group voice and video calls to Facebook’s other messaging service WhatsApp.The slew of announcements at the developer-centric “F8″ conference also included the arrival of a stand-alone Oculus Go headset to widen support for virtual reality by supporting social experiences such as watch parties. UK MPs pressure Zuckerberg to testify on Facebook data breach Facebook is also reviewing applications overall as well as auditing those that accessed large amounts of data to make sure access isn’t abused, he said. Citation: Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service (2018, May 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-zuckerberg-facebook-dating.html Explore further Zuckerberg unveiled the plans as he addressed Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California—emphasizing that the focus would be on helping people find long-term partners.”This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships, not just hookups,” Zuckerberg said in presenting the new feature, noting that one in three marriages in the United States start online—and that some 200 million Facebook users identify as being single.Under the new feature, users will be able to create a separate “dating” profile not visible to their network of friends, with potential matches recommended based on dating preferences, points in common and mutual acquaintances. It will be free of charge, in line with Facebook’s core offering. The announcement sent shares in the online dating giant Match.com tumbling, finishing the formal trading day down 22 percent.The 33-year-old CEO also said the dating offer was built from the ground up with privacy and safety in mind, as he underscored the firm’s commitment to boosting privacy protections.Facebook’s closely-watched developer conference comes as the giant faces intense global scrutiny over the mass harvesting of personal data by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consultancy that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.Facebook has admitted up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked in the scandal, which saw Zuckerberg grilled at length by the US Congress last month.”We need to make sure that never happens again,” Zuckerberg told the audience, lightening the talk by sharing that friends made on online streaming video watch party at the social network of his hours testifying before Congress.’Clear history’In a related move, Facebook announced an upcoming feature called “Clear History” that will allow users to see which apps and websites send the network information, delete the data from their account, and prevent Facebook from storing it.The social network has already moved to limit the amount of data it shares with third-party applications and plans further steps to prevent a repeat of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Zuckerberg said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled plans for a new dating feature in a speech at Facebook’s annual developers conference in California © 2018 AFP read more