Astronomy Department dedicates new telescope

first_imgA small knot of a dozen people gathered on the Science Center roof on Friday (Oct. 31) to officially dedicate Harvard’s latest teaching telescope, a 16-inch cassegrain telescope built by DFM Engineering in Colorado.The telescope, which will be used to teach about 100 astronomy students a year, was installed in one of the Science Center’s observatory domes during the summer of 2007 and has been in use for the past year. Friday’s event was an official dedication and unveiling of a plaque in honor of donor Landon Clay, who financed the new instrument.The new telescope replaces an aging, similar-sized Meade telescope that will be moved to the Center for Astrophysics and used for public observing.Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy Jonathan Grindlay, who uses the telescope in his class, said the new instrument is faster and, though it is similarly sized, takes sharper pictures. He presented Clay with a framed collection of images taken through the telescope in the past year, including the Crab Nebula, the Dumbell Nebula, and the comet Holmes.“This is very memorable and I’m sure it will be well used,” Clay said.last_img read more

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Urgent Recall of SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet Announced by SAM Medical

first_imgIf you purchased product directly from SAM Medical:1. Immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product subject to recall pursuant to the identification instructions above.2. Immediately discontinue use and/or distribution of any affected products.3. If you received a recall information packet from SAM Medical, follow the instructions in that packet for return of the recalled product.4. If you have not received an information packet from SAM Medical by May 16, 2018, please contact the company at [email protected] WILSONVILLE, OR — SAM Medical today announced it is conducting a voluntary international recall of all unused SAM XT Extremity Tourniquets (SAM XT). The company initiated the recall after internal testing indicated a possible failure of the stitches securing the buckle to the nylon belt could occur, posing a potential risk when used on a human patient to stop arterial blood flow. To date, there have been no reports of adverse health consequences received. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration and other relevant Competent Authorities.Product IdentificationThe recall involves all unused SAM XTs manufactured with the multi-pass straight lockstitch (Fig A.2), distributed from March 2017 through April 2018, with the following lot numbers. The lot number is located on the face of the buckle. If you purchased product from a party other than SAM Medical:1. Immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product subject to recall pursuant to the identification instructions above.2. Immediately discontinue use and/or distribution of any affected products.3. Contact the seller of the product and ask for instructions for return of all unused SAM Medical XTs through that distributor.4. If you do not have information on where you purchased the SAM XT, please contact the company at [email protected] with questions may contact the company at +1 800-580-3519 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT. Customers may also contact the company by email at [email protected] or through the website at www.sammedical.com/xtrecall.About SAM MedicalFor over 30 years, SAM Medical has developed and manufactured innovative medical products used for military, law enforcement, emergency, wilderness and sports medicine, and pre-hospital care around the world. A resounding favorite of medical professionals, SAM Medical’s lineup of products is engineered to preserve life. Innovations include SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet, SAM Splint, SAM Chest Seal, SAM Junctional Tourniquet, SAM Pelvic Sling, ChitoSAM, and SAM Soft Shell Splint. For more information, visit sammedical.com. Note from JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman on the SAM XT tourniquet recall:As an educator and advisor on MCI management, I want to commend SAM Medical for their voluntary recall of their SAM XT Extremity Tourniquets (SAM XT) after internal testing indicated that a failure of the stitches securing the buckle to the nylon belt could occur, and that this poses a potential risk when used on actual patients. Although the FDA is aware of the voluntary recall, they aren’t requiring it to occur.It’s a noble gesture by a company with a solid reputation in an effort to ensure that actual field failures don’t occur. Hi-Viz Orange or Civilian Hi-Viz Blue To help identify whether you have a tourniquet that is subject to the recall, in addition to the lot numbers in the prior table, please read Figures A.1 and Figure A.2. RemedyAll SAM XTs are now being manufactured with a “Box X” stitch which produces an inherently stronger stitch pattern. In addition, the company initiated more extensive simulated-use testing to ensure the revised stitching process is consistently reliable. Production and replacement of all recalled SAM XTs with the improved stitching is currently underway.Notifications MadeConcurrent with this press release, SAM Medical is notifying all SAM XT distributors and direct sales customers by email and signature-required postage. Each customer will receive instructions on how to arrange for a return of all recalled product. Customers and distributors must return all unused affected product through their distribution channel. SAM XT-C SAM XT-B XT1808 thru XT1811 Tactical Black or Military SAM XT-M XT1711 thru XT1811 XT1711 thru XT1811 Contact:Customer Service+1 [email protected] PART NUMBER Figure A.2An affected tourniquet will have a multi-pass straight lockstitch. Tourniquets not affected will have a “Box X” stitch (stitching is highlighted in red for display purposes only) MODEL LOT NUMBERSw/ multi-pass straight lockstitch(see Fig A.2) Figure A.1An affected tourniquet will not have the “Box X Stitch” icon on the upper right of the folded Instructions For Use (IFU) insert. Tourniquets not affected will display the “Box X Stitch” icon on the upper right of the folded IFU.last_img read more

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Shakespeare at Notre Dame presents two-man ‘Macbeth’

first_imgShakespeare at Notre Dame will host two performances of “Macbeth” Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Unlike other “Macbeth” performances, these showings of the Shakespeare play will only include two actors: Paul O’Mahony and Troels Hagen Findsen.The play follows the story of Macbeth — a Scottish general who is told by three witches that he is destined to become king of Scotland — and his wife, Lady Macbeth. Together, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take a series of steps to fulfill the prophecy.“It’s a story of ambition and what you do once you attain power — it’s a compelling exploration of our nature,” O’Mahony, who plays Macbeth and several other characters, said in an email. “We’ve aimed to explore some of the lightness within what is often a challenging and bloody play.”O’Mahony said the show, which will last 80 minutes, is a bit different since it is only performed by two people.“It’s quite a physical show and we have many scenes where we’re playing multiple characters,” he said.O’Mahony said he and director Mike Tweddle knew when selecting the play they wanted to do a show with only two people, so it became one of the selection criteria for the play.“We knew that we wanted to create the show with just me and Troels … after he and I worked together on some of our earlier productions,” O’Mahony said. “A lot of our earlier work was devised and we were keen to tackle text.”Given this constraint, O’Mahony said they looked for a play with strong pairs of relationships. He said while they re-read several Shakespeare plays to find one to perform, “Macbeth” kept grabbing their attention since it has “enduring relevance” and there are multiple pairs present in the work.“Most famously there’s Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but there’s also Macbeth and Banquo (who start as close friends but become estranged), Macbeth [and] Macduff, Malcolm and Macduff and Macduff and Ross,” he said in the email.Using just two people, O’Mahony said, meant they could focus on the pairs for the relationships.“We found that by stripping away some of the elements which are sometimes relied on in bigger productions, it allowed us to focus more on the relationships between these pairs, and to share the story more clearly,” he said. “It created a lot of work for us, but the restrictions forced us to find creative solutions.”To create a production that O’Mahony said they hope “feels fresh and exciting” and “[offers] a new take on the story,” he said they made some changes to the play, including cutting some storylines and combining characters.For this reason, O’Mahony said the scene after Duncan’s death is one of his favorites in the play.“That’s the scene where we play the most characters and we had to find a lot of solutions for how we could stage something so epic with just the two of us,” he said.Another favorite part of the performance for O’Mahony has been exploring the character of Ross.“Macbeth goes on an amazing journey and it all happens so quickly (especially in our production), but I’ve also really enjoyed playing Ross whose role we’ve increased by giving him lines from other thanes,” he said in the email. “His relationship with Macduff and the way he encourages others to rebel has been fascinating to explore.”O’Mahony said he hopes the audience is surprised by the resulting performance.“We’d like them to feel that they were included within the story, that they were sometimes put on the spot as to whether they supported the Macbeths or not,” he said in the email.Tickets for “Macbeth” are available online on the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s website.Tags: debartolo performing arts, DeBartolo Preforming Arts Center, Macbeth, Shakespeare, Shakespeare at Notre Damelast_img read more

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Bernalillo County

first_imgMost People In Bernalillo County opt to drive, and for good reason: New Mexico is home to 25 magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. Route 66 slices across the entire state — from border to border — and before a 1937 realignment, it made a loop to Santa Fe then rejoined the main highway at Albuquerque.For those flying, there is a major airport right in Albuquerque with numerous air carriers. There is a municipal airport about an hour outside of Albuquerque in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The county has a reliable public transportation system, and the area is served by Greyhound and Amtrak.last_img read more

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State cancels RFP for major IT project where CGI was the only bidder

first_imgby Morgan True vtdigger.org Negotiations for a second massive information technology project with the tech giant CGI officially fell through last week, state officials said. Vermont canceled its request for bids on the Integrated Eligibility ‘IE’ Solution Project on January 24. The project is meant to provide tracking and eligibility systems across programs administered by the Agency of Human Services.CGI was the only company to bid on the contract, said Doug Racine, secretary of the Agency of Human Services, and the state felt it needed more options.‘This is a big project and we need to explore our options to make sure we get the best vendor possible,’ he said.Racine said CGI’s poor work performance on the state’s health care exchange website was a factor in the decision to cancel and reissue the request for bids.The IE solutions project is much larger than building the IT systems for the exchange, and estimates of that contract’s value range as high as $100 million.VTDigger initially reported that negotiations with CGI stalled in December, amid ongoing frustration over the company’s spotty work on the Vermont Health Connect website.Vermont has paid CGI $19.3 million of the $83.7 million total for the exchange contract, said Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access.Larson said he expects CGI to complete the work set out in its contract, but left open the possibility that the agreement could be amended.Vermont has collected the maximum $5.1 million in penalties for missed deadlines allowed by the contract. It’s unclear what might happen if CGI walked away from the contract without completing the work.CGI has ‘demonstrated the intent’ to complete the work demanded by its current contract, Larson said.‘CGI remains fully committed to delivering the robust functionality desired for Vermonters by Vermont Health Connect, using the most qualified staff needed to accomplish the work,’ a company spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.Larson does not have any ‘specific concerns at this time’ about CGI’s staffing level for the team working on Vermont Health Connect, he said.‘I know that they continue to rotate staff, and we have conversations about their staff rotations on a regular basis,’ he said.CGI’s contract is broken down into four categories that include design development and implementation of the exchange site, worth $32 million of which $5.7 million has been paid; premium processing, worth $2.6 million of which $448,000 has been paid; integrating the exchange site with other agency information systems, worth $18.8 million of which $3.7 million has been paid; and ongoing maintenance and operation of the site, worth $30 million of which $9.4 million has been paid.Vermont has the option to extend the ongoing maintenance and operation portion for an additional two years beyond what is covered by the current contract, Larson said.The exchange website lacks critical functionalities: small business employers cannot yet use it; users cannot make changes to applications, and the online payment feature still does not work.Part of the reason the state needed to cancel its request for bids on the IE solutions project was to ensure the work CGI is doing to integrate the Vermont Health Connect with the Agency of Human Services other systems isn’t duplicated, said Richard Boes, commissioner of the Department of Information and Innovation, which has an oversight role for large technology contracts.Overhauling ACCESS, the state’s legacy IBM mainframe operating system created in the early 1980s, is still a priority, Racine said, but since the original RFP went out in November 2012, his agency has expanded its vision for what services the system would integrate.Currently, the system doesn’t allow food stamps, fuel assistance and Medicaid to share information. This project would integrate those programs, he said.‘What we’re trying to get to is better case management,’ Racine said.The revised RFP for the project is expected to be released in March.last_img read more

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Citizens Bank invites nonprofits to apply for Financial Literacy Funding

first_imgCitizens Bank,As part of an ongoing commitment to programs that give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be fiscally healthy, Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from Vermont nonprofits for financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. Through January 30, organizations throughout the bank’s 11-state footprint are invited to submit an application for up to $50,000 in funding as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program. Eligible Financial Literacy Activities include:·         Basics of banking and asset building·         Budgeting·         Homeownership counseling·         Foreclosure prevention·         Credit management and repair programs·         Financial management for small businessesIn 2014, Citizens awarded 108 nonprofit organizations more than $1.7 million in contributions through the Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative.  In addition to providing funding, Citizens Financial Group colleagues facilitated financial literacy workshops and the program included a social media initiative to celebrate “Money Mentors,” and an online financial literacy resource center(link is external) dedicated to encouraging healthy financial habits.To receive consideration for funding, eligible nonprofits in the communities served by Citizens Bank and Charter One should submit an online application by January 30, 2015. Recipients will be announced in March 2015. For more information on nonprofit programs and services that may qualify for funding, or how to submit an application, please visit www.cybergrants.com/citizens/chcmanagemoney(link is external).Source: Citizens. 1.14.2015last_img read more

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Welch unveils $120 billion bipartisan bill to help local restaurants survive the pandemic

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) held a press conference Monday afternoon on Church Street with local restaurant owners to unveil bipartisan legislation that he recently introduced in Congress to create a $120 billion grant program specifically to help local restaurants survive during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Welch has held numerous e-meetings with restaurant owners throughout Vermont since the start of the pandemic and he has heard a consistent message, “we need help.” This legislation was introduced in direct response to those pleas for help.See Legislation Summary BelowDuring this unprecedented time, many restaurants have been forced to completely close, offer take-out only options, or open at significantly reduced capacity. While all of these steps were necessary for the public health of Vermonters, they have devastated the local food industry and cost the jobs of thousands of Vermonters who worked in the industry. Facing months of lost revenue from a decrease in customer traffic, restaurants are also coping with the rising cost of supplies and new expenses for personal protective equipment.Congressman Peter Welch found a shady spot on Church Street in Burlington to reveal the details of a new $120 billion plan to help rescue restaurants, which have been one of the hardest industries hit by the economic consequences of the pandemic. Courtesy photo.“Vermont’s restaurants are often the lifeblood of our communities, where we catch up and socialize with our loved ones and neighbors,” said Rep. Peter Welch. “We need a strong food industry in Vermont, which supports local jobs and suppliers, farms, and our downtowns. The SBA loan programs do not fit all of the needs of the many restaurants hit hard by this pandemic, who have closed for months and are just now opening at greatly reduced capacity. This bill is a critical step to ensure our treasured local establishments are able to survive this pandemic to serve our friends and neighbors for many years.”“The Vermont Restaurant Coalition is grateful to Representative Peter Welch for co-sponsoring the RESTAURANTS Act,” said Sue Bette, co-owner of Bluebird BBQ and co-founder of the Vermont Independent Restaurant Coalition. “This bill will not only save hundreds of restaurants in Vermont but will also serve to provide secure employment for our teams, preserve our local supply chain, and maintain vibrant downtowns. We would also like to acknowledge the diligent work of the Independent Restaurant Coalition which helped bring this legislation to fruition. Thank you Congressman Welch for your leadership and for recognizing the important role that restaurants will play in Vermont’s economic and social recovery. With this step, you have helped save our restaurant industry so that it will once again thrive.”Welch partnered with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and eight other colleagues to introduce the RESTAURANTS Act (H.R. 7197(link is external)) last week.  The $120 billion grant program would:Be available to food service or drinking establishments, including caterers, that are not publicly traded or part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name.Provide assistance to cover the difference between revenues from 2019 and projected revenues through 2020.Include an initial 14 day period when funds will only be made available to restaurants with $1.5 million or less in profit to guarantee that small local restaurants receive funds.Provide coverage for payroll (not including employee compensation exceeding $100,000 per year), benefits, mortgage and rent payments, utilities, maintenance, supplies (including personal protective equipment and cleaning materials), food, debt obligations to suppliers, and any other expenses deemed essential by the Secretary of the Treasury.Welch was joined at the press conference by Sue Bette; Matt Birong, chef and owner of the 3 Squares Café in Vergennes and Vermont State Representative; and Cara Chigazola Tobin, chef and co-owner of Honey Road. Text of the legislation can be found here(link is external).ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO SURVIVE (RESTAURANTS) ACT OF 2020 Legislation to create a new $120 billion grant program to provide structured relief to restaurants through 2020. _______________ A GATHERING PLACE FOR COMMUNITY There is perhaps nothing more central to communities large and small than their local restaurants. It is impossible to separate a community’s character from its cuisine – from New Orleans and Portland to New York City and Los Angeles, restaurants make a place unique.Whether it’s food carts or a Michelin-starred institution, restaurants provide a space where people from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status can come together in an increasingly divided world.They are places where families and friends celebrate or reconnect and where someone can have “the usual” or explore the world’s flavors without leaving their neighborhood.Restaurants play host to everything from first dates to proposals and many of life’s important memories.The local restaurant industry supports Top Chef Masters, first jobs, and parents working double-shifts to give their children a brighter future.Restaurants are the beating heart of a community but the COVID-19 pandemic is putting their survival in jeopardy.ECONOMIC VALUE OF RESTAURANTS Since the COVID-19 pandemic upended American life in mid-March, the vast majority of independent, local restaurants have closed their doors, laid off most of their employees, and are now wondering what they will look like after the pandemic, if they can even reopen at all. While independent restaurants employ more than 11 million people, it isn’t just restaurants and their employees that are hurt by the pandemic.The food supply chain touches every corner of the country and every congressional district. From farm workers and fishermen to truck drivers and restaurant workers, the restaurant industry provides a $1 trillion annual boost to the United States’ economy, to say nothing of supporting tens of millions of individuals’ and families’ livelihoods.Unlike any other industry, restaurants have been uniquely devastated by COVID-19. Social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have drastically reduced demand, so much so that the restaurant sector is now the top contributor to unemployment rolls across America.In April alone, 5.5 million restaurant workers lost their jobs, accounting for 27% of total job losses in the month. Today, four in ten restaurants are closed and the remaining open restaurants are grappling with revenues that have been decimated and will remain so until COVID-19 is eradicated.Recent surveys found that COVID-19 has forced operators to lay off 91% of the hourly workforce and 70% of salaried employees.Only one in five restaurant owners subjected to state mandated dine-in shutdowns said they felt confident they could keep their restaurants running.The National Bureau of Economic Research predicts that only 15% of restaurants will be able to stay open if the COVID-19 pandemic lasts six months. All of this in an industry that already runs on extremely thin margins. Previous efforts to help small businesses such as the Paycheck Protection Program are too restrictive for restaurants and do not address their specific challenges.The simple fact is that restaurants and their employees need direct assistance to get through the end of the year, and they need it now.THE SOLUTION – THE REAL ECONOMIC SUPPORT THAT ACKNOWLEDGES UNIQUE RESTAURANT ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO SURVIVE (RESTAURANTS) ACT OF 2020 Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) will soon introduce the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020, legislation to create a new $120 billion grant program to provide structured relief to restaurants through 2020.• The program will be administered by the Department of the Treasury and available to food service or drinking establishments, including caterers, that are not publicly traded or part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name;• Grant values will cover the difference between revenues from 2019 and projected revenues through 2020;• Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan funding recipients must subtract funds received that do not need to be paid back from the maximum Restaurant Stabilization Grant value;• Restaurant Stabilization Grants do not need to be paid back and funding is made available through 2020;• Eligible expenses include: payroll (not including employee compensation exceeding $100,000/year), benefits, mortgage, rent, utilities, maintenance, supplies (including protective equipment and cleaning materials), food, debt obligations to suppliers, and any other expenses deemed essential by the Secretary of the Treasury;• Recipients must certify that current economic conditions make the grant request necessary, that the funds will be used retain workers, maintain payroll, and make other payments (as specified above), and that the recipient is only applying for and would only receive one grant;• If a restaurant permanently ceases operations before the end of 2020, unspent funds must be returned. If the grant award exceeds the actual end-of-year revenues the grant is converted to a loan with a 10-year term at 1% interest;• The first 14 days of funds will only be made available to restaurants with annual revenues of $1.5 million or less to target local small restaurants, particularly those that are women, veteran, or minority-owned and operated eligible entities that are owned or operated by women or people of color; and• The Restaurant Stabilization Act provides $300 million to administer the program – $60 million of which is set-aside for outreach to traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities, with a focus on women, veteran, and minority-owned and operated eligible entities.TIME TO ACT Over the past two months, Congress has mustered the political will to pass more than $3 trillion of relief to most sectors of the economy – the House of Representatives just passed an additional $3 trillion of relief.There were broad-based programs for direct individual assistance, small business loans, and tax relief for businesses large and small. Likewise, there was targeted relief for industries that were hard-hit by the effects of COVID-19.Yet in every piece of legislation, restaurants have been ignored at the peril of the very communities they serve.We can’t afford not to act. Nothing less than millions of livelihoods, hundreds of thousands of businesses, and the fabric of our communities is at stake.Source: BURLINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch 6.22.2020last_img read more

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Sustainable supply chain focus as Nike partners with LLamasoft

first_imgDonald Hicks, CEO of LLamasoft, said the relationship with Nike will enable the company to accelerate the development of new technology. “This partnership allows us to build on our work with Nike faster and more collaboratively than ever before. We admire Nike’s leadership and we’re excited to work together to define new levels of performance in global supply chain design.”www.NIKEbetterworld.comwww.llamasoft.com Related Nike Inc has entered a strategic partnership with LLamasoft Inc, ‘to co-develop supply chain solutions that offer both logistics and environmental benefits.’LLamasoft’s supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. It enables companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network. In turn, this can lead to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation.Nike has been a customer of Michigan-based LLamasoft for two years. The announcement of a formal commercial relationship, in addition to a minority investment from Nike, signals the intent to leverage the strengths of both companies to co-develop new solutions for international supply chain efficiency.“Innovation and sustainability are core to Nike Inc’s operations and this new partnership with LLamasoft represents unique opportunities in both of these areas,” said Hans Van Alebeek, Nike’s Vice President of Global Operations & Technology.“Through working with LLamasoft as a customer, we recognized the potential to collaborate on innovative supply chain solutions that offer real time logistics benefits and the potential to positively impact our efforts around carbon reduction.”Supply chain design is a vital business process for companies with a global footprint, as organizations work to balance factors including cost, service and environmental impact in an unpredictable global marketplace. By leveraging the LLamasoft software platform, Nike expects to drive efficiencies through its supply chain and significantly reduce the associated carbon footprint.last_img read more

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Merriam police will continue birthday parades after pandemic; Former KCPD officer gets 120 days for causing fatal I-435 crash that killed SM South student

first_imgMerriam police to continue birthday parades post-coronavirus pandemicThe Merriam Police Department will continue its birthday parades once the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.Officers began birthday parties for children in Merriam who could not celebrate their special day with friends and family due to COVID-19. The parade includes a line of officers driving by with sirens blaring and lights flashing.To schedule a police parade, contact Capt. Chris Brokaw at [email protected] or at (913) 322-5566.Former KCPD officer gets 120 days for causing fatal I-435 crash that killed SM South studentTerrell E. Watkins, 35, a former Kansas City police officer who caused a crash that killed an SM South student and injured two others in 2018 near Arrowhead Stadium, will serve four months in jail as part of a plea agreement.Watkins pleaded guilty in early June in Jackson County Circuit Court to first-degree involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor count of careless and imprudent driving. He was sentenced to 17 years on the involuntary manslaughter and assault convictions, but Circuit Court Judge Byran E. Round on Tuesday suspended the execution of that sentence. Watkins will serve 120 days at Caldwell County Jail for the count of careless and imprudent driving.The charges relate to a fatal crash before a Chiefs game when Watkins was speeding in a police van and slammed into the back of a Mitsubishi Lancer driven by 17-year-old Chandan Rajanna that was caught up in heavy pregame traffic. Rajanna was a senior who planned on attending the University of Kansas. [Former KCPD officer sentenced for causing deadly I-435 collision prior to Chiefs game — The Kansas City Star]St. Joseph hosting blood drive July 27St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee is hosting a blood drive with the Community Blood Center on Monday, July 27.The blood drive takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11221 Johnson Drive. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are welcome if space is available.To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org and use Sponsor Code stjosephcatholic, or contact Virginia Wiedel at 913-268-3874 or [email protected] Joseph and the Community Blood Center are asking donors to wear a face mask to the blood drive. Those who do not have one will be provided with one upon arrival. Donors must also bring a photo or donor ID card.last_img read more

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The Search for Our Inner Lie Detectors

first_imgThe New York Times:Is a job applicant lying to you? What about your boss, or an entrepreneur who is promising to double your investment?Most of us are bad at spotting a lie. At least consciously. New research, published last month in Psychological Science, suggests that we have good instincts for judging liars, but that they are so deeply buried that we can’t get at them.This finding is the work of Leanne ten Brinke, a forensic psychologist — she previously studied parents who killed their children and lied about it — who has turned her attention to the business world.“Perhaps our own bodies know better than our conscious minds who is lying,” explained Dr. ten Brinke, now at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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