Search underway for 3 children in vehicle swept away in Arizona flood

first_imgKPHO(PHOENIX) — The Gila County Sheriff’s Office warned Arizona residents Friday morning that several roads and bridges were closed after floods made them unsafe to cross. Most of the closures were around Tonto Creek.“Gila County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise that the Store Crossing, Bar X Crossing and the A Crossing going across Tonto Creek in Tonto Basin are now closed. Please do not try to cross these crossings. Please have a safe day,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.Just a few hours later, deputies and several other agencies were performing a “search and rescue” for three missing children that were swept away by flooding at the Bar X Crossing at Tonto Creek.Authorities received a call at 4:11 p.m. about a vehicle stuck at that location, according to a statement from Gila County Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd. Multiple people needed rescue.Once there, officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Safety rescued by helicopter one adult and four children, who escaped the vehicle and were stranded on an island. Another adult made it safely to shore, but three children never made it out of the vehicle, officials said.Multiple agencies, including the Tonto Basin, TriCity and Globe Fire Departments, are assisting in the search for the children.Information about the ages of the children and their relations to those rescued has not been released.Many parts of Arizona were hit with severe winds and floods across the Thanksgiving holiday week, while areas such as Flagstaff got as much as nine inches of snow.Shepherd said he would like to “remind everyone of the dangers that can occur during flooding. We are concerned for the safety of those involved and the first responders.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Royal Navy to Protect UK Marine Conservation Areas

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy to Protect UK Marine Conservation Areas The Royal Navy has adopted a new approach to minimising its impact on the environment that could become a blueprint for other Naval services.It has produced Environmental Protection Guidelines (Maritime) (EPG(M)), an interactive military layer of electronic charting which provides advice on the suitability of military activities in the vicinity of designated marine protected areas across the UK’s marine area.By following these guidelines, ship planners and operators can be confident that their actions and exercises minimise the risks to the environment and are not contravening legal restrictions.The EPG(M) has been developed over three years in consultation with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) on behalf of the UK statutory nature conservation bodies (SNCBs1). The process used to develop the EPG(M) has been endorsed by the SNCBs.The EPG(M) provides details for consideration across all activities undertaken by the Royal Navy near marine protected areas, and covers activities taking place in the air, on land, at sea or underwater. The Navy has signed a Statement of Intent committing itself to the new guidelines.Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Capability) Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, said:“The marine environment faces an array of increasing pressures and expanding legal protection aims to safeguard certain species and areas.“The Royal Navy is not exempt from this legislation and our planners, ships, staff and aircrew face a growing range of environmental considerations, not only during training but also when on operations.“EPG(M) works within our electronic charting system to offer clear and interactive guidance to our people when planning so that they can continue to deliver the UK’s maritime defence priorities safely.“I believe that this is a real advance and further tangible evidence of the effort being expended by the RN to protect the environment and minimise our ecological impact.”It is thought that the EPG(M) is the first of its kind among Naval forces. Currently the EPG(M) offers guidance for the UK marine area only, but work is underway to expand the tool to cover the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and EU waters.JNCC has praised the actions of the Royal Navy in this initiative to improve the protection it provides for the marine environment.Dr John Goold, JNCC Marine Director, said:“The Royal Navy has taken a proactive and innovative approach to minimising the potential environmental impact of its marine activities.“The UK statutory nature bodies strongly welcome and support this positive approach and the Navy’s continued consideration of the marine environment.“I believe the Royal Navy can be confident that it is moving in the right direction and we are pleased to co-sign this Statement of Intent on behalf of the UK statutory nature conservation bodies.”The Statement of Intent lays out how the tools will be used, maintained and reviewed so the Royal Navy and the SNCBs can continue to work together to maintain the effectiveness of the EPG(M) in future.[mappress]Press Release, December 12, 2013; Image: Royal Navy December 12, 2013center_img Training & Education Royal Navy to Protect UK Marine Conservation Areaslast_img read more

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Assistant Professor – TCH

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).SummaryBaylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital,Division/Section of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryAssistant Professor, Clinician – EducatorThe division/section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at BaylorCollege of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking aBoard Electable/Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatristto join a rapidly growing service that is undergoing an excitingexpansion of its’ clinical, education and research mission in apre-eminent children’s hospital and integrated pediatric healthcaresystem.These positions provide excellent compensation and benefitspackages. Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine are equalopportunity employers and are committed to recruiting and nurturingan outstanding and diverse, collegial and committed faculty andstaff. Houston is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture,outstanding educational and recreational opportunities, affordablehousing, and mild winters.Job DutiesThis position based at Main Campus will, involve outpatient childand adolescent psychiatry, consultation/liaison, tele-psychiatry,and children with complex medical and psychiatric problems. Thisposition provides a potential for a mixture of clinical, educationand research opportunities depending on the applicant’s interestand experience.Minimum QualificationsSuccessful candidates should be eligible for faculty appointmentsat Baylor College of Medicine at the Assistant or AssociateProfessor levels.•Minimum Education: M.D. or equivalent.•Minimum Certification/Licensure: Licensed by the Texas MedicalBoard.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3602CA; CHlast_img read more

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW (Nicholas Oresko)

first_imgHOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW — Fourth grade students in Mrs. Lewis’ class at Nicholas Oresko Community School learned about plants. Students conducted an experiment to see what plants need to grow. Students learned, through experimentation, that plants need water and sunlight ×last_img

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HLS awards 23 Public Service Venture Fund grants

first_imgTwenty-three public service visionaries and social entrepreneurs from Harvard Law School have been selected as recipients of grants from the Public Service Venture Fund, a unique program that awards up to $1 million each year to help graduating Harvard Law students and recent graduates obtain their ideal jobs in public service.This year’s recipients were chosen based on their vision for how to approach a public service problem or help a particular community. The Public Service Venture Fund, a first-of-its kind program at a law school, was launched in 2012 to invite law students and recent alumni to identify unmet legal needs and develop new initiatives to meet them.Supporting “seed grants” for start-up public interest ventures and salary support for fellows undertaking projects at existing organizations, the Venture Fund spearheads social entrepreneurship. The selection process is advised by experienced entrepreneurs, and is rigorous and competitive.“The public service visionaries receiving these seed grants are remarkable in their ability to identify where justice is lacking and to craft a way to deliver it,” said Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School. “They are true social entrepreneurs, and I am immensely proud of their vision, passion and effectiveness. I am also deeply grateful to those whose financial support of these students and alumni enable their pursuit of such imaginative dreams of justice.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Business School names new director of Social Enterprise Initiative

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Business School (HBS) has named Rob Zeaske, M.B.A. ’02, the new director of its Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI), succeeding Matt Segneri, M.B.A. ’10, who was recently named the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs (i-lab).Established in 1993 with the help of a generous gift from John C. Whitehead, M.B.A. ’47, SEI pioneered the concept of “social enterprise.” SEI has adopted a problem-focused approach toward understanding the management and leadership challenges facing organizations involved in creating social value regardless of their structure (profit, nonprofit, or hybrid) or the source of their funding (from grants to commercial transactions).As director, Zeaske, who recently arrived on campus to start in his new role, is responsible for working with the Initiative’s faculty co-chairs, professors Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard and V. Kasturi “Kash” Rangan, to refine and implement a strategy designed to leverage SEI’s intellectual capital, its network, and its executional capabilities. He will also be responsible for overseeing SEI’s overall strategy and operations, managing a portfolio of program activities that support faculty research and teaching, educational programs within the MBA and Executive Education curriculum, MBA field-based learning and career support programs, and alumni outreach and engagement.“I believe there is an extraordinary opportunity for SEI and HBS to extend our learning platform to those who need it most,” said Zeaske. “This is a time when institutions need to step up and create leaders prepared for the moment. Every piece of my career has built upon what I learned at HBS, and I’m looking forward to bringing that same opportunity to the current and future students of SEI.”“Now more than ever, the Social Enterprise Initiative needs the kind of leadership that Rob can provide, as the world faces more and more complex problems that cry out for solutions from HBS students looking to make a difference,” said Rangan. “We’re excited to welcome him back to HBS, and have him use the experience he gained as a senior executive at some of the leading socially-focused organizations to help guide SEI through its next phase of growth.”“Over the years, Rob has shown a commitment to making social change and has been one of SEI’s biggest supporters,” Leonard added. “It’s only fitting that he returns to where his journey of social impact started, to lead the Initiative through this crucial juncture.”Zeaske has long been a participant in, and collaborator with, SEI. He was among the inaugural cohort of the HBS Leadership Fellows program, serving as manager of program strategy at Mercy Corps, an innovative international relief organization and development agency.Zeaske joins HBS after most recently serving as the chief operating officer at the GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news and media organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world.last_img read more

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A New Model For a New Era

first_imgDavid Goulden lays out the case for EMC’s Federation in an interview with Arik Hesseldahl at Code Enterprise in New York on September 29, 2015.last_img

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Lecture highlights morality of international law

first_imgSteven R. Ratner, the Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, spoke at Notre Dame Law School Monday afternoon. His lecture focused on the phrase “thin justice” and its association with the morality of international law. “Global justice remains one of the most compelling issues of our time,” Ratner said. He followed by explaining that philosophy, political science, anthropology, history and international law are among a number of disciplines central to debates on global justice. One of the main contributors to the construction of theories on global justice stems from philosophy. “Philosophers of global justice have more often than not stayed clear of legal institutions, and I think this neglect is unfortunate because international law transforms policy prescriptions and ethical ideas into blinding norms and implementation processes,” Ratner said. Unfortunately modern-day lawyers, especially those involved in academia, Ratner said, cast global justice to the side. These lawyers exhibit a tendency to draw a parallel between global justice and those facing marginalization. “Without ethics the law of global justice is ad hoc,” Ratner said. Ratner described his project as having a twofold thesis. The first deals with core norms of the international legal system he said he believes are central to laying the foundation for a world order based on justice. “Even if they came about as a result of political compromise, power of politics, and historical contingencies, [core norms] largely already conform to an ethical vision of justice, one that I term thin justice,” Ratner said. The second aspect of Ratner’s thesis surrounds present-day laws and institutions. Their fatal flaw rests in their inability, in some cases, to even meet the thin standard of justice, he said. In other cases, they simply exist and function at too great a distance from the thicker standard. In order to better examine the level of morality at which these rules operate, ethical theory can be embraced. “I see global justice as about assigning rights and duties to global actors so that it is clear what each actor is entitled to require to do or to have,” Ratner said. “Norms of international law are just if they assign those rights and duties in a way that meets a substantive standard of justice.” Ratner said two pillars form the basis of global justice. The first states the qualifications international law must uphold in order to be considered just. He said this pillar calls for the necessity of rules to promote or at least not to decrease peace internationally. The second pillar ensures basic human dignity is not damaged. “There has to be satisfaction of both the pillars for a norm to meet the standard of thin justice,” Ratner said. The idea of “thin justice” is based on Michael Walzer’s book, “Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad.” Though Ratner said he does not endorse Walzer’s theories, he did gather his distinction between thick and thin morality from this author. Ratner said Walzer argues that thin morality is a moral minimum as well as a universal idea that reflects values from cultures worldwide. It is from such cultures that people can form thicker moralities within a community, he said. Ratner, however, said he believes that society can do better than this thin justice across communities. “I do think that the justice reflected within international law is thin in the sense that it is less dense and certainly less demanding on individuals than the justice envisioned by philosophers as that needed for domestic societies,” Ratner said. Though this thin justice is not that toward which the world should strive, it is nonetheless a very real form of justice present in the world today. An example of such thin justice, Ratner said, is the self-determination of core international law. “Certainly we can and should strive for thicker justice at the international level, but we must first see the moral basis of what international law already has.”last_img read more

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Where to Catch Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda When He Leaves the Historic Hit

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Hamilton When we see it coming, do we run or do we let it be? As Hamilton has taught us, all wonderful things eventually have to end; mastermind and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised to leave the tuner this summer. But fear not, Hamilfans. Like the smash hit about the ten-dollar Founding Father, the certified genius is here to stay, both in our hearts and in the headlines. Here are seven ways history will keep its eyes on Miranda after he exits his hit show.Making Disney Magic in MoanaIn collaboration with Frozen composer (and EGOT-er) Robert Lopez, Miranda has penned music for the upcoming Disney film Moana. Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho will voice the animated feature’s title star, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play a mighty demi-god named Maui, so we’re already stoked. Moana will hit theaters in November 2016.Stepping in Rhyme in Mary PoppinsIt’s a clean sweep for Miranda, who will be a practically perfect with Into the Woods star Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. (Unrelated: We’re totally confident he could make a killer “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” remix.) The sequel is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.Back In the HeightsHarvey Weinstein has acquired the rights to The Heights, and Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (and the Seinfeld to Miranda’s Kramer) has a new screenplay of the story. In the Heights will not hit the big screen for a bit, so start that Usnavi dream-casting now!On the Other Side of the PondFollowing Billy Elliot’s electric run at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Hamilton is set to fill the stage. The venue’s owner, Cameron Mackintosh, plans to refurbish the house, and the mega-producer and Miranda are taking a shot at bringing the tuner to the West End in 2017. Miranda is also aiming to join the cast in 2018 or 2019. See, guys? It’s fine, we’ll just all move to London. After all, King George knew we’d be back!Bringing Ham to the Big Screen…in Two DecadesRaise a glass—or a popcorn bucket! Miranda is moving into the cinema world, and Hamilton will eventually blow audiences away at movie theaters. Emphasis on “eventually,” kids. Miranda recently said there would be a screen adaptation: “Someday. Probably not for, like, 20 years.” We’re willing to wait for it!Making a Cameo in Speech & DebateThe Humans’ scribe Stephen Karam’s off-Broadway comedy Speech & Debate is also getting the silver screen treatment—and the release date seems like it’ll be a bit sooner than Hamilton or In the Heights. Austin McKenzie, Sarah Steele, Skylar Astin and Rogert Bart are just a few of the other Broadway faves you’ll be able to catch in this flick. The Dan Harris-helmed film is slated for release later this year.Rubbing His Butt on All of His AwardsSeven Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, two Grammys, two Tonys (and four 2016 nominations), an Emmy, a Pulitzer, an Edward M. Kennedy Prize—Miranda should add “Award-Butt-Rubbing Expert” to the top of that stacked resume. He certainly has a plethora of accolades to choose from. (The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is obviously the fave for butt rubs.) from $149.00center_img Related Shows Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

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May Showers

first_imgMay’s warm, wet conditions brought relief to the parched areas of the state, and Georgians can expect more of the same in June.The rain was welcomed by farmers, but so much rain in such a short period of time delayed planting in some areas and caused erosion and flash-flooding problems.Almost the whole state received above-normal precipitation in May, except for a few small areas scattered around south Georgia, and even those areas received close-to-normal precipitation.Savannah, Georgia, set a new daily rainfall record on May 22 with 6.61 inches, smashing the old record of 2.21 inches set in 1967. Athens, Georgia, also set a new daily record on May 21 with 2.42 inches, surpassing the old record of 1.6 inches set in 1888. Brunswick, Georgia, received 1.31 inches on May 24, which broke that city’s old record of 0.91 inches set in 2009.This was the wettest May in Savannah’s 144-year record, beating out the old monthly record of 11.13 inches set in 1915. It was also the sixth-wettest May for Macon, Georgia, in 121 years.The highest daily rainfall totals recorded by Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers were 5.15 and 4.91 inches, both from observers near Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. The highest monthly total — 11.92 inches — came from an observer near Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County, followed by 11.28 inches measured near Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County, and 10.58 inches measured near Acworth, Georgia, in Cobb County.Savannah had the state’s highest monthly precipitation total for May — 11.54 inches, 8.56 inches above normal, according to National Weather Service stations. The lowest precipitation total came in Valdosta, Georgia — 2.34 inches, 0.19 inches below normal.  Albany, Georgia, received 3.83 inches of precipitation, 1.14 inches above normal.Alma, Georgia, received 3.52 inches of precipitation, 1.05 inches above normal.Athens received 6.24 inches of precipitation, 3.24 inches above normal.Atlanta received 4.6 inches of precipitation, 0.93 of an inch above normal.Augusta, Georgia, received 3.34 inches of precipitation, 0.69 of an inch above normal.Brunswick received 4.03 inches of precipitation, 2.07 inches above normal.Columbus, Georgia, received 5.37 inches of precipitation, 2.18 inches above normal.Macon received 6.07 inches of precipitation, 3.35 inches above normal.Rome, Georgia, received 5.91 inches of precipitation, 1.73 inches above normal.Above-normal temperatures covered most of Georgia in May 2017. All but two National Weather Service offices reported temperatures as much as 3 degrees above normal. May was the 16th month in a row that the state saw above-normal temperatures.A number of record temperatures were tied or set in May. A daily high temperature record was set in Savannah on May 10, when 95 degrees Fahrenheit surpassed the old record of 94 F set in 1889. Two record highs were tied in Brunswick: a high of 93 F on May 10, originally set in 2003, and a high of 96 F on May 11, set in 1973.High nighttime temperature records were tied in Savannah on May 21 at 74 F, which matches the old record from 1902, and in Brunswick on May 11 with 71 F, which matches the old record from 1966. Brunswick also broke its high nighttime temperature record on May 1 at 75 F, which beat the old record of 73 F set in 1954.Low daytime temperature records were also set on May 5 at a number of stations including Atlanta, Athens, Columbus and Macon, with maximum temperatures on that date reaching only the mid-50s. Columbus’ new record of 57 F beat its old record of 66 F set in 1987.In Alma, the monthly average temperature was 74.5 F, 0.8 of a degree above normal.In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 71.1 F, 1 degree above normal.In Athens, the monthly average temperature was 70.4 F, 0.4 of a degree above normal.In Augusta, the monthly average temperature was 74.1 F, 3 degrees above normal.In Albany, the monthly average temperature was 74.5 F, which was neither above nor below normal.In Columbus, the monthly average temperature was 73.4 F, 0.4 of a degree above normal.In Macon, the monthly average temperature was 71.8 F, 0.1 of a degree below normal.In Savannah, the monthly average temperature was 75.5 F, 2.2 degrees above normal.In Brunswick, the monthly average temperature was 76.7 F, 2.2 degrees above normal.In Rome, the monthly average temperature was 70 F, 1.8 degrees above normal.In Valdosta, the monthly average temperature was 73.5 F, 0.3 of a degree below normal.March frost damage estimates continue to come in — about 80 percent of the peach crop was lost as well as 85 percent of the blueberry crop. Many farmers will not have any fruit to sell outside of the state.The outlook for June shows that an increased chance of cooler- and wetter-than-normal conditions is likely, particularly in the northern half of the state. Drought is expected to recede in the southern counties, and dry conditions are likely to be eliminated farther north. The summer forecast still shows an increased chance of above-normal temperatures, particularly in the driest areas.For more information, please see the “Climate and Agriculture in the South East” blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/climate/ or visit www.gaclimate.org. Please email [email protected] to share your agricultural weather and climate impacts on the blog.last_img read more

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