Otago Daily Times 28 September 2018Family First Comment: As Garry Bingle lay in his kitchen in a drug-induced stupor, his two toddlers played by the red-hot element he had used to spot cannabis. It was just one incident in a catalogue of neglect and abuse over a number of years. Judge Kevin Phillips condemned the defendant’s behaviour and jailed him for two years. “The children were defenceless, very young children, children of your blood, children who depended upon you for care, for nurture and for love, and they got seriously abused, physically assaulted and left in danger, because you were more intent on pursuing your addiction than caring for your children.” But hey – ‘dope never killed anyone’, eh. www.SayNopeToDope.nzAs Garry William Bingle lay in his kitchen in a drug-induced stupor, his two toddlers played by the red-hot element he had used to spot cannabis.It was just one incident in a catalogue of neglect and abuse over a number of years committed by the 46-year-old, revealed at the Dunedin District Court yesterday.Bingle previously pleaded guilty to two counts of child neglect as well as charges of threatening to kill and assaulting a female.His partner described the period of turmoil as “a nightmare”.Judge Kevin Phillips condemned the defendant’s behaviour and jailed him for two years.“The children were defenceless, very young children, children of your blood, children who depended upon you for care, for nurture and for love, and they got seriously abused, physically assaulted and left in danger, because you were more intent on pursuing your addiction than caring for your children,” he said.READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/crime/abused-neglected-his-children
Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t happy with home plate umpire Brennan Miller on Thursday afternoon. Miller called Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner out on strikes moments after Gio Urshela had hit a game-tying home run in the second inning vs. the Rays. Miller judged the pitch had caught the edge of the plate, but Gardner and Boone didn’t think so. Yankees first baseman Luke Voit sort of contradicted his skipper (“He’s been calling us ‘savages’ all year,” he said, per SNY), but he didn’t disagree with the assessment.”We are a bunch of savages,” Voit said.SN’s Tom Gatto contributed to this report. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNBoone began voicing his displeasure with Miller after a frustrated Gardner returned to the dugout. “F—ing get better now, Brennan, let’s f—ing go,” Boone screamed as Gardner banged his bat against the dugout roof.Boone kept going after Miller called a strike on DJ LeMahieu that appeared to be outside. One pitcher later, Miller finally tossed Boone after he’d heard enough. Boone then came out and vented some more. (WARNING: Repeated NSFW language.)Here is the full sequence of the Boone ejection. Hot mics galore. pic.twitter.com/R6Vw0qw0qn— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) July 18, 2019Boone’s absence won’t be long; he’ll be back in the dugout for Game 2 of New York’s doubleheader with Tampa Bay later Thursday. UPDATE: Boone told reporters between games that his use of the phrase “savages in the box” to describe his hitters was a spur-of-the-moment deal. “Sometimes in the heat of battle, you just kind of utter some things,” he said, “but I feel that way about our guys, no doubt.”If Boone wants to wear his statement with pride, then he has his choice of T-shirts that were created minutes after his tirade went online (see here, here, here, here and here).
WEST DES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker Tuesday night said President Trump’s actions are veering into “absurdity” — but Booker did not mention impeachment during a campaign event in West Des Moines until a man in the crowd directly asked Booker to “say a few words about the ‘I’ word.”At the end of a nearly five-minute-long answer, Booker said: “I fully support Nancy Pelosi’s decision to start an impeachment inquiry because the public has a right to know.”Booker told the crowd as a U.S. Senator representing New Jersey he took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the Constitution gives congress the responsibility, he said, to provide oversight of the executive branch.“If somebody in that office does something to violate their oath, then congress an obligation to investigate that,” Booker said.Booker later told reporters it’s the second time in three days that someone in Iowa has asked him about impeachment.“I really do believe the biggest issues people are concerned with are health care issues or economic issues or issues relating to mental health care or to climate change,” Booker said.Trump earlier today informed the U.S. House no members of his administration will testify and the executive branch will not comply with any subpoenas for information. Booker said congress can go to court to force the president to comply.“But it’s a very dangerous thing when the president of the United States says he’s not subject to the checks and balances as proscribed by the Constitution,” Booker told reporters,” so we are in a very dangerous period, but I do believe that, ultimately, we will be able to hold him accountable.”Booker is a member of the Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees in the U.S. Senate. Both panels may be directly involved in the investigation surrounding President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president. Booker earlier in the week made stops in St. Ansgar and Charles City.
As technology introduces more and more options, wearables that monitor various health and wellness factors in individuals are quickly becoming a popular focus in the tech world.Things such as onesies that monitor a baby’s sleeping and sports bras that track workouts are starting to enter the market, but the electronic components can be so fragile, that their practicality comes into question. That is where the University of California, San Diego has stepped in with a major breakthrough in the wearable world that may solve this problem.See Also: What will the wearables of the future look like?A nano-engineering team at the University of California has developed ink made from ground neodymium magnets. When a gadget comprised of this ink is damaged and splits apart, the particles attract one another and repair the gap. During testing, tears up to 3 millimeters long healed themselves in milliseconds.Amay Bandodkar, one of the individuals who helped with this project, said the breakthrough could extend the life of wearable technology.“If you’re wearing a device on your skin and it gets broken as you move around, you don’t have to throw it away. Within a few seconds it’s going to self-heal, and you can use it over and over again,” explained Amay Bandodkar.Magnetic ink might be better for the planetThe team used neodymium magnets, located in hard drives and refrigerator magnets, and ground them up into the ink, which is what makes the ink super-magnetic.According to Bandodkar, there are many purposes for this ink. It is cheap, and would contribute towards the sustainability of wearable technology. It could be used in batteries and electrochemical sensors as well as circuits.As much technology today is considered disposable and is often limited in its recyclability, this could be a key way to keep some of this wearable tech out of landfills. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#magnetic ink#University of California#wearables Related Posts Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amanda Razani
CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 92 – Ravena 20, Vosotros 14, Revilla 12, Jeri. Teng 11, Austin 10, Tamsi 8, Cruz 7, Jose 6, Manuel 2, Torres 2, Jero. Teng 0.SHABAB AL AHLI – DUBAI 57 – Al Shabebi 28, Juma 9, Salem 8, Ashoor 6, Al Abdulla 4, Balabed 2, Alblooshi 0.Quarters: 19-13, 42-26, 64-45, 92-57. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Almond Vosotros also had his best game to date, firing 14 markers, five boards, and three assists, while LA Revilla had 12 points, four rebounds, and two dimes.Jeric Teng also stepped up with 11 markers, making up for the absence of his brother Jeron, who sprained his ankle early in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIsaiah Austin tallied 10 points, eight boards, and five assists in the win over the UAE team.After a close affair in the opening frame, Carl Bryan Cruz and Ravena eventually found their rhythm from downtown to kickstart the Chooks rout, turning a close 21-19 lead to a comfortable 42-26 halftime edge punctuated by an Austin slam. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kiefer Ravena. Photo from Fiba.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas breezed past Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, 92-57, Friday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Kiefer Ravena triggered the pullaway, dropping 12 of his 20 points in the first half, to go with six rebounds as the Philippine side moved on to the fifth place game against Mono Vampire of Thailand on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos continued to press on the gas pedal, extending the lead to its highest at 35 for the final spread.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas now turn its attention to its Thai counterpart Mono Vampire bannered by Mike Singletary and Jason Brickman, which they beat, 115-102 in the group stages last Sunday.Qais Omar Al Shabebi kept the fight going for Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, topping his crew with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.The UAE side will now meet Taipei Dacin Tigers in the seventh place game, also on Saturday.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Matic exclaims Man Utd must accept nothing less than victoryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNemanja Matic has said that his team are not accepting losses or draws as they look to get out from a sticky situationUnited are still down in the Premier League table, struggling in 6th place as they look to keep up with their rivals.But they have won two out of two games under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And Matic believes the players want to continue that winning run.He said to BBC Sport: “After Cardiff, we gained more confidence. It was important to win at our stadium, to bring a smile on the face of our supporters.”We made some mistakes. We need to see what we can do better. It’s a completely different atmosphere when you win games.”This club doesn’t accept drawing or losing a game. This is the way we have to try to win the next one.”
WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell sounded a note of humility Wednesday. The question for the Federal Reserve chairman is whether humility plays well with the financial markets.Speaking at a news conference after the Fed raised its key interest rate for the fourth time this year, Powell acknowledged the challenge for him and his colleagues: As the Fed edges closer to ending its rate hikes altogether, its decision-making has become trickier. No longer will the Fed be able to signal weeks in advance the near-certainty of a shift in rates.Rather, the central bank will need to base its decisions on the most up-to-date economic figures on jobs, inflation and economic growth. There will be more uncertainty. And markets hate uncertainty.“I think from this point forward, we’re going to be letting the data speak to us,” Powell told reporters. “So there’s a fairly high degree of uncertainty about both the path and the ultimate destination of any further increases.”On Wednesday, Fed officials issued an updated set of forecasts that showed that they expect two rate increases in 2019. But Powell cautioned that those predictions were far from ironclad. He reminded his audience that the collective forecast reflects a compilation of individual officials’ expectations and “certainly does not represent a committee plan.”His words, delivered in the chairman’s characteristic calm baritone, were meant to be reassuring. But the stock market instantly delivered a sour verdict. Minutes into Powell’s news conference, stock prices extended a mild fall into a plunge. By the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 352 points — 1.5 per cent.In recent years, investors had grown used to Fed officials telegraphing any future rate changes well in advance. Surprises were rare. Yet that policy is less viable for Powell than it was for his predecessor, Janet Yellen, who presided over a series of rate increases from a record low in 2015.Because she was managing a series of steady increases from near zero, Yellen could signal forthcoming rate hikes in advance. She was also able to begin overseeing a gradual shrinkage of the Fed’s portfolio of mortgage and Treasury bonds, which had ballooned as high as $4.5 trillion in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Powell said he would continue to reduce the balance sheet. But he stressed that rates would be the main instrument of Fed policy.“He’s trying to signal that the finish line is within sight, but we’re not quite there yet,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, a financial services company.The difficulty for Powell is that he can’t speak too confidently about the trajectory of rates, especially because he has said the Fed is nearly at its “neutral” rate. That’s the point at which its key rate is thought to neither stimulate nor hinder growth. But exactly where that point is depends on what the latest economic data may show.And Powell is acknowledging that forecasting rate hikes has become tougher in this environment.“He’s being intellectually honest,” said Megan Greene, global chief economist at Manulife Asset Management.Greene suggested that for Powell, the stock market might have been impossible to appease Wednesday.Had the Fed announced a pause in rate hikes, it might have panicked investors about a sinking economy. Yet if the Fed had stressed its commitment to further hikes, it might have sparked fears that its intent to lift borrowing rates close to historic averages could shove the economy into a recession.“His challenge is to communicate his way through this shift from forward guidance to data dependence,” Greene said.For Powell, the economic outlook has become hazier as, in his words, “cross-currents” have emerged. A global slowdown is already weighing on growth. Stock markets have sold off sharply since September as the stakes of the trade war between the United States and China have intensified. Many economists are predicting that the United States could sink into a recession by 2020.Perhaps most important, Powell must find ways to preserve his political independence as he endures a barrage of criticism over rate hikes from President Donald Trump. Trump, who chose Powell to lead the Fed, is expressing concern that the Fed’s rate increases could derail the economy.All these factors could influence the performance of the economy and how many more rate hikes the Fed will impose. To that end, Powell wants to downplay forecasts about Fed policy. Instead, he has decided, beginning in 2019, to hold news conferences after each of the Fed’s eight meetings each year, rather than only quarterly.The additional news conferences raise the likelihood that every Fed meeting could be the occasion for adjusting Fed policy in ways that might upset the markets. On the other hand, managed well, the news conferences could provide a valuable tool for Powell to shape how investors interpret the Fed’s policies.“If they do it right, it could actually help the market,” said David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds. “Powell has a chance to modulate his comments to basically try to correct any market misperception about what the Fed was trying to say.”___AP Business Writer Marley Jay contributed to this report from New York.Josh Boak, The Associated Press
FRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Ford say they’re forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader co-operation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles.Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement Tuesday that the first jointly developed vehicles could hit the market as early as 2022 and that the linkup would offer efficiencies that would mean stronger profits starting 2023.Ford would make the medium-sized pickups, one of its business strengths, as well as larger vans. Volkswagen would develop and build a city van.The two companies also signed a memorandum of understanding to look into co-operation on electric and autonomous cars and were willing to consider additional projects, but without taking stakes in each other.The Associated Press
Pouce Coupe Donna H WhiteCouncillor93X Barbara E SmithCouncillor84X Andre J LavoieCouncillor78 Raymond K JohnstonCouncillor60 Marlene G HebertCouncillor80X Ken C DroverCouncillor93X Lorraine S MichettiMayorX SearchSearch inCandidatePositionVotesElected CandidatePositionVotesElected POUCE COUPE, B.C. – Three new faces will join Pouce Coupe Council. Ken Drover, Donna White and Marlene Herbert will join incumbent Councillor Barbara Smith at the Council table.Mayor Lorraine Michetti was reelected by acclamation after Andre Lavoie dropped decided not to run for Mayor and instead ran for Council. Lavoie and Johnston were unsuccessful in the bid for reelection.See the full results below.
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit-led Congress tenure in Delhi over development issues.”If Sheila Ji worked properly then government schools would not have been in such a poor state, neither health system and the price of electricity would not have increased that much,” the CM said during a rally at Gokalpur in North East Delhi. On the other hand, accusing the Centre of creating hurdles in Delhi’s development, the AAP leader said he faced obstructions at various stages to get clearances from the central government. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Delhi would get nothing by making Congress president Rahul Gandhi a prime minister or reelecting Narendra Modi. Their parties did nothing for the national capital but just led to its people” Kejriwal said. He said the people of Delhi pay Rs 1.5 lakh crore as Income Tax and receive only Rs 325 crore from the Centre. “Why should we pay so much and get so less in return? What have Delhiites done to the central government to deserving this? The situation is similar to the time before India got independence. “First Britishers looted us, now the central government is looting us,” the chief minister said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Just for the political rivalry, PM Modi stopped the development work for the common man of Delhi. Last time you voted for him, but this time do not vote for him. Otherwise, he would not let me work for development,” he added. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the city is fighting the Lok Sabha election on the agenda of granting full statehood to Delhi. From healthcare, housing, electricity, education, the safety of women to stopping sealing, Kejriwal made a host of promises if Delhi becomes a full state, which will be possible, he claimed, if Delhi chooses AAP candidates from all seven Lok Sabha seats. Some works can’t be done till Delhi becomes a full state. Women feel unsafe and there is hooliganism everywhere because Delhi Police doesn’t listen to people,” CM Kejriwal said. “The police come under the PM and no one can meet the PM,” said the CM. If Delhi Police reports to Delhi government, he said, the law and order system will be such that girls will be able to go out at 11 pm without any fear. Sealing will also be stopped in 24 hours, CM Kejriwal promised.