The arts sector appears to be making gradual progr

first_imgThe arts sector appears to be making gradual progress on increasing the proportion of disabled people in its workforce, although many leading companies have admitted employing no disabled staff at all, a new report by the Arts Council has revealed.The percentage of disabled people working for the larger organisations receiving Arts Council England (ACE) funding – its national portfolio organisations (NPOs) – doubled from just two per cent in 2014-15 to four per cent in 2015-16.The proportion of disabled people on NPO boards has also risen sharply, from 3.2 per cent to seven per cent. ACE says the proportion of disabled people in the overall working-age population is about 19 per cent.There has also been a significant increase in the number of disabled-led NPOs, increasing from five to 19 in just one year – which may explain some of the employment increase – while ACE said that three per cent of all of its strategic funds were awarded to disability-led organisations, compared to just two per cent in 2014-15.But there are still question-marks over the rate of progress.The ACE report reveals that some major arts organisations that receive ACE funding – and employ more than 50 members of staff – appear to have no disabled employees at all.Although those figures refer to 2014-15, while the rest of the report covers 2015-16, the arts organisations admitting that they employ no disabled people at all include the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the English National Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra, The Roundhouse, the University of Warwick, and Bristol Old Vic.An ACE spokeswoman warned that it would be “using the data to inform the decisions we take” on future funding from 2018.There are also concerns that, while the number of performances made accessible to audience members who are deaf or blind rose from 3,760 to 4,613, the number of accessible exhibition days plunged from 8,054 to 1,066 days, while the number of accessible film screenings fell from 4,675 to 4,019.ACE said it was “looking into” the reasons for these falls.But the figures in the Equality, Diversity And The Creative Case 2015-16 report seem to show that ACE’s Creative Case for Diversity programme is now making some progress, two years after it was launched in December 2014.This year, it invested £11.8 million in diversity, an increase of more than 40 per cent on the amount ACE originally intended to spend.This includes £5.3 million on Elevate, which aims to develop diverse-led organisations, a sum that was “uplifted” through National Lottery funding “due to the strength of applications received”; funding to help address the lack of diversity in arts leadership, through the Change Makers programme (pictured); and support for the development and commissioning of new work by deaf and disabled artists, through Unlimited, which was originally launched as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.An ACE spokeswoman said: “We know that there is more to be done in terms of the leadership within the sector, the representation of disabled people across our workforce and the barriers around socio-economic participation.“We are committed to addressing these issues.”From 2018, those NPOs receiving more than £1 million a year “will be required to ensure their leadership and workforce reflects the diversity of their local area”, while ACE will have “some involvement in senior management and board appointments”.Its chief executive, Darren Henley, told the report’s launch event in Manchester: “Disabled representation within the arts and culture workforce now stands at four per cent.“We all have to do better – and I include the Arts Council in that challenge.”Henley said that research commissioned by ACE into why this figure was so low found that disabled people still faced “significant barriers to employment”, particularly as a result of reform of the government’s Access to Work scheme.He said: “We’ve expressed our concerns to government about recent changes and their impact on the ability of disabled artists to develop their careers.“We’re watching what happens next and will continue to make representations.”He also said that black and minority ethnic and disabled people were still under-represented in arts audiences,He said that “work still needs to be done for disabled people”, and he added: “We are seeing progress in diversity… but we need to keep pushing on.”Jane Cordell, chair of the disability and Deaf arts organisation DaDaFest, told the event that it was vital that the boards running arts organisations were diverse because they “challenge more, they disrupt”.She said: “If we don’t have those who have experiences beyond the norm, our strategies and plans are at risk of being normal and a vicious circle of unseen exclusion will persist.”Meanwhile, the user-led access-to-live-music charity Attitude is Everything has announced the six winners of its inaugural Outstanding Attitude Awards.The awards have been presented to venues and festivals “at the forefront of creative access provision” for Deaf and disabled audiences at live music events. The three winning venues were The Albany, in London, for providing video-based travel information on its website; Colston Hall, in Bristol, for a conference and a series of performances that “put accessible music-making centre-stage”; and the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, for offering British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation at all of its events.The winning festivals were Just So, in Cheshire, for its inclusive programming; Nozstock, in Herefordshire, for its online access information; and Reading, for its user-led BSL interpretation service.last_img read more

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Scottish criminal justice agencies have rejected p

first_imgScottish criminal justice agencies have rejected pleas to investigate the failure of two ministers to improve the safety of the government’s “fitness for work” test, despite evidence that their actions caused the deaths of at least three benefit claimants.Police Scotland was asked in March to investigate allegations of “wilful neglect of duty” by former Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) ministers Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Grayling.A dossier containing details of the deaths of three benefit claimants with experience of mental distress was passed to Police Scotland by the Scottish grassroots campaign network Black Triangle.The three claimants – Paul Donnachie, David Barr, and a woman known only as Ms D E – took their own lives in 2015, 2013 and 2011 as a result of grave flaws in the work capability assessment (WCA).These flaws mirrored those uncovered by a coroner in January 2010, following the suicide of Stephen Carré, and passed to DWP in a prevention of future deaths report just a few weeks before Duncan Smith (pictured at this year’s Tory conference) and Grayling took up their new posts following the May 2010 general election.Black Triangle approached Police Scotland with the dossier in March 2016 because it believed there was clear evidence that the two ministers neglected their duty as public servants in refusing to bring in the changes called for by the coroner, so causing other deaths, including those of Paul Donnachie, David Barr and Ms D E.Black Triangle said its dossier concluded that, “were it not for the alleged criminal omissions by the two ministers, these and countless other deaths could have been and could yet be avoided”.But nine months after Black Triangle passed the dossier to Police Scotland, the force appears to have done little to investigate the allegations, other than consulting with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPF), the Scottish equivalent of the Crown Prosecution Service.This week, Edinburgh police confirmed that it would be taking no further action on the David Barr case, while COPF said that it had also decided that no further action should be taken on the Paul Donnachie case.Police Scotland said that COPF had already decided that there was no link between DWP’s decision to find David Barr fit for work – following a 35-minute assessment by a physiotherapist – and his decision to take his own life a month after being told by DWP he was not eligible for employment and support allowance (ESA).Maureen Barr, David’s mother, said this week that she was “disappointed” at the COPF decision, but “definitely” still wanted Duncan Smith and Grayling to face justice.John McArdle, co-founder of Black Triangle, said: “We have been given no detailed information on what legal reasoning has been applied to any of the above matters and there seems to be complete silence on the compelling evidence set out in the case of Ms D E.“In all the circumstances, this conduct is totally unacceptable and constitutes an insult not only to the families of the deceased but to every disabled and vulnerable Scot and their families who look to Police Scotland and the COPFS to keep them safe. “This is not over. We are consulting with our legal advisers and will be taking this all the way. “For disabled people in Scotland and equally throughout the UK these are literally matters of life and death and Black Triangle campaign will not let them down, whether or not the state chooses to.“We would like to appeal to all of them to continue to support our campaign for justice and to never give in to despair in spite of any and all setbacks.”A COPF spokesman said: “The circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mr Donnachie and Mr Barr have been fully investigated.“The Procurator Fiscal and Crown Counsel have respectively concluded that no further investigation is required and that no further action should be taken.“The nearest relatives have been informed of this decision and have been offered an opportunity to discuss it further with the Procurator Fiscal.”Police Scotland has previously said it would only look at the Ms D E case if Black Triangle or Disability News Service were able to pass on her personal details.But those details have never been made public, as her death was the subject of a report by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWCS), which treated her case anonymously and concluded that she killed herself after being told she was not eligible for ESA.The report linked her death to DWP’s failure to obtain medical evidence about her mental health from the professionals who had treated her, just as the coroner had done in the case of Stephen Carré.This week, MWCS declined to comment when asked if Police Scotland had requested Ms D E’s details, stating that it was “for Police Scotland to respond to your request related to any investigation”.Police Scotland and COPF had both refused by 11am today (Thursday) to say whether they had attempted to contact MWCS since receiving the Black Triangle dossier in March.McArdle said the Police Scotland and COPFS responses “beggar belief” and that an email to him from MWCS earlier this year “clearly shows that the ball was in Police Scotland’s court to contact the chief executive of MWCS”.He said: “In an open and democratic society operating under the constitutional principle of the ‘rule of law’, we are entitled to require the full facts and complete transparency from our police service and we will not desist until the full facts are revealed.”last_img read more

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Mixed feelings in SF Mission Chinese community about Ed Lees legacy

first_img Tags: Business • ed lee Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% But, while Andy felt it was good to have an Asian mayor, he at times felt neglected by Lee as a small business owner in a rapidly changing neighborhood like the Mission. In 2013, the Mission’s Asian population was 12 percent.“He did a lot for the Chinese community, but the Mission changed a lot, and we’ve been recently losing a lot of business,” he said. “He’s a good guy, but sometimes he didn’t do enough to protect small Chinese businesses.”Lai Lee Choy, 84, said through an interpreter that she thought Lee was far too young to die and still had a strong political future ahead of him. Lee was the city’s first Asian American mayor. “He was also the face that represented the Asian American community,” she said, sitting in the foyer of the Bethany Center. “It’s good to have a Chinese mayor, because he knows the culture of the Chinese community, and there’s a bridge, and he can represent us.” Jackie Tan, 23, who works at the Bethany Center, said he met Lee twice during charity and volunteering events. “He seemed like a nice guy,” Tan said. Tan, who speaks Cantonese, said with Lee it was “definitely easier for Chinese people to speak up for what they wanted to change in San Francisco.” But, like Andy at Sun Fat Seafood, some business owners felt that the first Chinese mayor had not done enough. Lee, a manager at Casa Thai Market on 16th and Mission streets, said that, although Mayor Ed Lee was great for the economy and “everyone loved him” for it, some issues could have used more of his attention. “Can’t say much about the homeless,” he said, pointing around the 16th Street BART Plaza. Tsang, the owner of the 19th and Mission market, agreed. “Maybe he could have done the homeless situation better,” she said. Others, like Annie Luo, who runs a Chinese restaurant on Mission Street, said she and many in Chinese community felt abandoned by Lee as he supported retail cannabis in more family-oriented neighborhoods like the Sunset. “Didn’t he know anything about Chinese history?” she said, referring to the drug stigma Chinese people sometimes hold because of China’s history with the opium trade. Luo said that she and around 100 Asian-American residents recently demonstrated twice in front of Lee’s house before he signed the city’s retail cannabis law on Dec. 6. “He didn’t even open the door,” she said. “We were so disappointed — we wanted to sit down and talk, and he didn’t want to talk at all.” But she also said the dissatisfaction in the community had been building “day by day, week by week, year by year,” largely because, in the face of mounting unaffordability in the city, Lee remained partitioned off from their concerns. “Even though we pushed his doorbell, and even at his office, he didn’t open up at all,” she said. “He didn’t listen to you.” Members of the Mission District Chinese community reacted with varying degrees of surprise, sadness and bitterness to the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, who collapsed from an apparent heart attack on Monday at around 10:30 p.m. while shopping at the Safeway near his home in Glen Park. “I was so shocked this morning,” Tina Tsang, who owns City Discount Meat & Grocery at 19th and Mission street, said on Tuesday. “I can’t believe it happened.” Tsang said she thought Lee’s reign had an overall positive effect on the city’s economy — and, generally speaking, she thought he pulled for small businesses like hers. Andy, a co-owner of Sun Fat Seafood on Mission Street, was surprised this morning when he heard the news. “He’s one of the most famous Chinese people I know,” he said. center_img 0%last_img read more

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Distillations Winging it at Teeth

first_img Email Address “Luke” was sitting on a bench on the third and highest level of Teeth’s bleacher-style back patio, drinking lager from a can. “Did I tell you I just got dumped by my girlfriend?” he asked me. “I hadn’t actually known you were seeing anybody,” I said. “This is all news to me.”He nodded. “She was exceptionally normal. Incredibly so. We were together six months, and it was a perfectly adequate relationship, and it was never going to be anything more than a perfectly adequate relationship. But it still sucks getting dumped.”“Yeah.” He tilted his head. “What do you mean?”Ah, right, he’s only been here five years. Somehow, at 12 years a San Franciscan, I’ve become a kind of elder statesman for the newest batch. “Elder statesman” status accrues quickly in a city of transients. “Bruce Brugmann was the founder and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which for decades railed against gentrification and corporate media ownership, and his paper acted as the low-budget Spanish Inquisition of progressivism, condemning everyone — including me — who didn’t live up to their standards. But then, when Brugmann wanted to retire, he sold the Bay Guardian to – guess what? — an out of-town-media conglomerate. And he sold the building, which he’d bought explicitly to give the Bay Guardian a home where it wouldn’t have to worry about the real estate market, to high-end developers. In one moment he did everything he and his paper had spent 40 years railing against other people for doing. And because he sold out, the Bay Guardian eventually got shuttered and San Francisco doesn’t have a progressive paper of record anymore, but it does have more offices and condos for the out-of-town techies Brugmann accused other people of welcoming. So. That’s a Bruce Brugmann moment.”Luke nodded. “So it’s like that?”I scowled. “It’s a little more complicated than that. The lines of betrayal aren’t so clear. And it depends on what he does next, too, I suppose. But yeah, I think in a lot of ways, he Brugmanned it.”Luke let out a breath and finished his drink. “You know, the way the world keeps going, the people who say we’re all living in some kind of simulation sound more convincing every day. It’s been that way since 2015, but really, all you have to do is check to see what Donald Trump or Elon Musk are tweeting about to think, ‘this can’t be real.’”I laughed, for the first time that night. “It does seem a lot like somebody keeps switching up the difficulty level, and creating really stupid challenges.”“What timeline IS THIS?” he asked.I laughed again, but didn’t have an answer. The patio lights were on. Night had come. “I’m a little surprised you’ve never written about this place before,” he said.The other people at the picnic table had left, and two new groups came down, bearing giant platters of wings. I chuckled. “It’s always too fucking crowded. Every time I walk in, see the crowd, say ‘nope,’ and go someplace else.” I love sports bars, but not on game day. Masses of people dilute a bar, make it less like itself and more like any other spot with masses of people. Just like an anti-gentrification crusader who sells his newspaper office to developers is, ultimately, more like every other guy who sells a building to developers. No matter what decorations it throws up, Teeth’s identity is “masses of people” — and it does it extremely well. “Yeah, I can see that,” Luke said. “I need to get back to the ocean soon, go surfing. That’s the only thing that reliably takes me out of my head.”Looking around, I thought that we might have been the only people there who were still in our heads. A few minutes later, we got up and walked back out into the world. Teeth is a weird combination of a sports bar and a fetish bar. I think it’s a bar that knows it’s exceptionally normal, especially for San Francisco, but that puts up a fight about it, lightly decorating with mannequins in leather that could be risqué if squinted at, in the dark, from Nebraska. I do appreciate the effort, but when you’ve got a massive back patio, TVs, cheap wings (especially on Wednesdays), and a drink menu that has craft cocktails but leans on pitchers and shot and beer combos … well … come on … nobody’s there for a vaguely dark and foreboding atmosphere. This is a sports bar for people who don’t want to admit that they want a sports bar. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with a good sports bar. A good sports bar is a fine thing. But the pretending? The pretending hurts.Luke is a hired gun in San Francisco’s blossoming “immersive theater” scene. He runs his own events, always simple, always free, but he’s better known within that community as a guy you want working on your shows. Helping develop concepts, figuring out logistics, producing live moments of other people’s lives from backstage. I have a moment like that, for a stranger, that needs producing. I asked for Luke’s help and he agreed. So we sat outside at a picnic table surrounded by the kind of diverse crowd that only 25-cent wings can bring, mapping the contours of a stranger’s life in a little notebook as servers walked around the patio carrying truly massive platters of wings, shouting numbers out in a desperate attempt to find the people who made the order. It was unusually crisp, darkness was starting to fall; it felt, surprisingly, like an autumn night in New England. We finished our work quickly. Luke closed his notebook, and gave me a curious look. Asked me if the rumors were true that a certain San Francisco showman I am close to had quietly shuttered his Mission venue and sold the building off to developers. Yeah, I told him. It’s true. “Well,” he sighed. “Another one bites the dust. How do you feel about that?”“I told him it’s his Bruce Brugmann moment.” Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

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NATHAN Brown and Mark Flanagan are interviewed on

first_imgNATHAN Brown and Mark Flanagan are interviewed on the latest edition of the In Touch Podcast.To download click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes.The Podcast, in partnership with 105.9 Citytalk, includes reaction from the recent win at Widnes and a feature on our club chaplain.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email podcast@saintsrlfc.comlast_img

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TODAY marks 100 days to go to the kickoff of Rugb

first_imgTODAY marks 100 days to go to the kick-off of Rugby League World Cup 2013 and organisers are predicting a hectic final phase, with even stronger ticket sales as interest continues to build in both hemispheres.Set against the backdrop of a fascinating summer with the England cricket team squaring up to Australia in The Ashes and the British & Irish Lions having such a successful tour down under, the opening day of the tournament will provide another chance for the two old rivals to go toe to toe.In 100 days, on October 26, hosts England play Australia, in the opening game. A cauldron-like atmosphere is guaranteed under the closed roof of the Millennium Stadium, one of the best places to watch live sport in the world.The game will follow the official Opening Ceremony which is billed as ‘the greatest show that Rugby League has ever seen’. Following that, co-hosts Wales will take on a much-fancied Italian side.Around 40 per cent of the tournament’s ticket target has already been achieved, which organisers are taking as a huge boost as they look forward to welcoming all 14 teams in October.RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager, Sally Bolton said: “The 100 days to go milestone brings us another significant step closer to delivering the best Rugby League World Cup the game has ever seen.“We kick off at the Millennium Stadium with arguably the best fixture in international Rugby League. England against Australia always brings out the passion of both sets of fans and in the Millennium Stadium; under the closed roof, the atmosphere will be electric.“With 40 per cent of our tickets gone, we know there is huge interest in both that fantastic opener and the tournament as a whole. Data shows that a significant number of our sales are to new fans, which is terrific.”To mark the 100 day milestone RLWC2013 has also enlisted the help of Rugby League players, personalities and celebrity fans to help hide 100 specially-branded RLWC2013 balls.Those hiding the balls will then use clues about where their ball is hidden including the hashtag #findourballs. Lucky finders will win tickets to their local RLWC2013 match.last_img read more

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SAINTS have a superb record against the Red Devils

first_imgSAINTS have a superb record against the Red Devils in St Helens.Salford are seeking their first away win against St Helens for over 35 years – and their first in the summer era.They have previously lost all 15 matches at Knowsley Road since 1997, one game at Widnes’ Stobart Stadium in 2011 and three at Langtree Park.Saints last defeat on home soil was on January 12 1980 (18-17) and they have won 30 consecutive home meetings between the sides since then.2015 Meeting:Salford 6, St Helens 52 (SLR2, 12/2/15)Super League Summary:St Helens won 32Salford won 4Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)Career Milestones:Jon Wilkin needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns.His total of 98 has been scored as follows: 8 for Hull KR (2000-2002), 89 for St Helens (2003-2015) and 1 for England (2004-2005, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012). Wilkin also made 6 non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).Consecutive Appearances:Mose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 47.He made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-18 win against Hull KR at Langtree Park on March 7 2014 and has been an ever-present in the side since then.1 Mose Masoe (St Helens) 472 Danny Washbrook (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 393 Elliott Whitehead (Catalans Dragons) 354 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 325 = Paul Aiton (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) 31First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 162 = Tom Lineham (Hull FC), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 124 = Zeb Taia (Catalans Dragons), Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Jordan Turner (St Helens), Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 118 = Kieran Dixon (Hull Kingston Rovers), Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers), Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 10Goals:1 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 522 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 503 = Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 485 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 476 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 467 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 378 = Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 3210 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 29Goals Percentage:1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 87.03 (47/54)2 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (11/13)3 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 80.00 (52/65)4 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 76.47 (13/17)5 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 75.75 (50/66)6 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 74.19 (46/62)7 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 72.72 (32/44)8 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 72.50 (29/40)9 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 72.22 (26/36)10 Gareth O’Brien (Warrington Wolves) 71.42 (10/14)Points:1 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1322 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 1133 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1106 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 1087 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 948 Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 849 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 7810 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 75last_img read more

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All participants both old and new will be most wel

first_imgAll participants both old and new will be most welcome – with first team squad member Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook on hand to say hello to the children.Activities will resume in The Community Youth Zone, Totally Wicked Stadium on Tuesday January 9 from 4.30pm-5.30pm.SCDF would like to take this opportunity to wish all from the group a Happy Christmas and a great New Year!last_img

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Yum Solar eclipse themed Duck Donuts assortment

first_img The half dozen, dozen or bucket assortment will be available Aug. 19-21 to help celebrate the historic event. (Photo: Duck Donuts) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Duck Donuts announced a unique donut assortment inspired by the highly anticipated solar eclipse on Monday.Chocolate icing with oreos and hot fudge drizzle and vanilla icing with powdered sugar are just a few of the several options available.- Advertisement – last_img

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Legislature could override Gov Coopers veto

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The legislature could override a bill vetoed by the governor come October. On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 56, amending various environmental laws and including some measures to address GenX.Since the governor’s veto, Senator Michael Lee says they have not had a meeting to talk about it but he has seen statements from various lawmakers about a possible override.- Advertisement – Lee sent WWAY the following statement:“I am hopeful the House will override the Governor’s veto and send it to the Senate so that we can address the GenX issues immediately. We can then work with the Administration and others on the long term solution to address water quality concerns and to hopefully prevent this from ever happening again.”A possible vote will not happen until the House is back in session October 4th.last_img read more

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Four people hospitalized after rollover crash

first_img Trooper Lee told our reporter on the scene that the three people in the vehicle that rolled over and the driver of the vehicle that ran the red light were all taken to the hospital, but their conditions are unknown at this time.This is a developing story and we will update you when we have more information. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The intersection of South College Road and Carolina Beach Road was closed earlier tonight but has since reopened after a rollover crash that sent four people to the hospital.According to Trooper Lee of the North Carolina Highway Patrol a vehicle ran a red light at the intersection, which then caused a Silver Honda CR-V to rollover and flip on its side causing it to hit a third vehicle.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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PN What will be discussed in the Executive and MP meetings

first_imgThe Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) Executive Committee is expeceted to meet on Monday at Dar Ċentrali in Pietà. The PN parliamentary group is then expected to meet on Tuesday. Meanwhile over the past week, PN leader Adrian Delia has started meeting with the party members with the first session taking place in Gozo at the Ta’ Sannat local PN club.Delia to meet Gozitan PN members on FridayWhat is on the Executive Committee’s agenda? Newsbook.com.mt has seen an agenda which is scheduled to discuss the political situation, the appointment of an Elections Commissioner to fill in the vacant positions left by Mark Anthony Sammut and David Stellini in the Executive Committee and the Administrative Council respectively.Mark Anthony Sammut had resigned from his role as President of the Executive following the EP and Local Council elections. He had explained that he needed to give a signal that he is shouldering responsibility for the electoral losses suffered by the party.From his end, David Stellini resigned from the House of Representatives as well as from his role as the party’s President of the Administrative Council to return back to his former employment in Brussels. David Stellini pondering on job in BrusselsWhat is the parliamentary group discussing? Over the past week, the PN parliamentary group has met twice with the second session ending at two in the morning. Newsbook.com.mt has been informed that the majority of the group would like to see Adrian Delia resign from leader of the party.PN MPs tell Delia: “Shoulder the responsibility”The Sunday Times reported that Delia has a deadline to decide on his future within the party which will expire on Tuesday. According to ONE the deadline was until noon on Sunday. The Malta Independent reported that the parliamentary group will not be discussing Delia’s resignation on Tuesday, but that however some MPs are expecting “concrete proposals”.Contrary to the usual, today the PN did not issue a press call to report on Adrian Delia’s habitual Sunday speech.How was Delia welcome in Gozo? Some present to the meeting between PN leader Adrian Delia and Gozitan PN members in Ta’ Sannat on Friday described the event as intense as some of the party members clearly told Delia to get rid of those around him. Various other issues were discussed such as the party’s organization and its media.Informed sources told Newsbook.com.mt member present amount to a number between 70 and 80 which also included Gozitan MPs, mayors and local councillors.The PN leader had promised a meeting in Gozo following the controversy that arose following the elections that took place after David Stellini resigned his parliamentary seat and in which Jean Pierre Debono got elected to take his place with 42 votes over 40. The Gozitan regional Committee had declared the election null and void due to a number of irregularities and asked the party to remedy the situation. The end result saw Kevin Cutajar in Parliament replacing David Stellini.Watch: “I am ready to serve where Delia thinks it is best” – Kevin…WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Matrix Comsec Implements Logical Partitioning in COSEC Software

first_imgAdvertisement With this new structure, COSEC Application servers-COSEC PE/GE/ME/LE PLATFORM, targeting to different customer verticals will come with basic features. These PLATFORMS are completely web based with key features like basic report generation, hardware configuration, export and import data and many more.On this occasion, Mr. Jatin Desai, Product Manager of security products said, “Matrix has implemented logical partitioning for increasing overall simplicity and for reducing the cost of the software to end customers. Thus benefitting the customer, by giving him optimum returns from his investment.”Software modules such as Access Control Module (ACM) and Time Attendance Module (TAM) with advanced access control and time attendance features can be added easily on any COSEC PLATFORM depending on the requirements. As per the existing requirement, if the user needs only basic features and requires attendance data for their own software, then he can go with only the platform and need not pay for other modules. Depending on the future requirement, he can easily add other modules on the platform by just entering a license key. This will increase simplicity and reduce the cost of the software. – Advertisement – Time Attendance Module (TAM) will offer utilitarian features like multiple organization, various attendance policy creation, manual entry and correction along with report and chart generation will increase the overall productivity of the organization. While Access Control Module (ACM) enables advanced features like access zones, access groups, access levels, 2-person access, first-in user, guard tour and many more features that will enhance the security of the organization. Apart from these modules, Visitor Management Module (VMM) and Employee Self Service (ESS) portal can be added in the similar manner.Key Features of COSEC:ü  1 to 10,000 Door Controllersü  1 to 1Million Usersü  Built-in Web based Applicationü  Touch sense Keypad and Dot matrix LCDü  Pluggable Card Reader Modulesü  Distributed Architectureü  Centralized Fingerprint Distributionü  Up to 10 Fingerprints per Userü  Dual Fingerprint Template Storageü  Built-in Enrollment Managementü  Centralized Monitoring and Controlü  Employee Self Service Portalü  USB and WiFi Connectivityü  SMS and Email NotificationsVisit: www.MatrixComSec.comlast_img read more

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Video calling could be coming to Whatsapp soon

first_imgThe latest build number of WhatsApp (2.12.12) suggests that the video chatting feature is likely to hit the App Store with the app’s next update. Image Credit: tctechcrunch2011 Advertisement Facebook‘s year-old plan for introducing video calling feature in its WhatsApp messenger appears to be finally attaining fruition as a couple of recently leaked images via German Apple blogMacerkopf.de suggest its imminent release. The app is expected to see the addition of multiple messaging tabs that enable dynamic switching between your favourite chats, along the lines of popular messaging platforms such as Skype, Viber, Apple’s FaceTime and Messenger.According to a recent post on Macerkopf.de (Google Translated), the newest build of WhatsApp with (v2.12.16.2) is expected to see the ability to send or receive video calls directly via WiFi or cellular services. Users will be able to preview their own face in a small window, which overlaps on top of the video feed from the caller.One can also move around or reposition the preview window on the phone’s screen, based on their needs. Besides, users can switch between standard controls such as flipping between the front and rear camera or muting the microphone. – Advertisement – Using multiple chat tabs, one can dynamically switch between individual conversations without needing to revert back to WhatsApp’s chat list. The app is reportedly being redesigned to promote the Go Green concept.The latest build number of WhatsApp (2.12.12) suggests that the video chatting feature is likely to hit the App Store with the app’s next update. The audio calling (VoIP) feature of WhatsApp has been available since April 2015.[related-posts][International Business Times]last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 13 November12.30 LingfieldTee It Up Tommo solid 5/41.40 ExeterRoyal Knight 16/1 > 9/12.30 LingfieldGregori 7/2 > 5/23.30 LingfieldRed Warrior popular 3/17.00 KemptonThe Wallace Line 9/1 > 7/1Ante-post markets for Cheltenham at the weekend getting busylast_img

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STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 13 JulyRACING2.10 SouthwellJaja De Jau 3/1 > 15/82.55 SligoIrish Bulletin 5/4 > 8/113.10 SouthwellFamousandfearless 7/4 > 5/43.40 FairyhouseSailor Swan 5/2 > 15/83.55 StratfordPassato 5/1 > 3/15.45 LongchampBrown Panther 5/2 > 2/1WORLD CUP13/10 Germany 5/2 Argentina 11/5 DRAWTo lift trophy4/6 Germany 5/4 ArgentinaWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

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Rices Shell Center rewards student researchers for sustainable development

first_imgThough work is still under way, the experiment is already showing interesting results: frog species can respond very differently to climate change. For example, the Western Chorus frog appears to be bad at tolerating increases in temperature, while the Southern Leopard frog appears to be unaffected. They also found that the simulated increase in temperature as predicted for the next 100 years could alter the competitive interaction between those two species as tadpoles.“This is among the first empirical evidence that climate change alters the interaction between species and that these interactions can alter the effect of climate change,” said Volker Rudolf, assistant professor in ecology and evolutionary biology. “We hope that this pattern will persist in the more complex communities we will create in our experimental ponds. Such a change in competitive interactions could alter the structure of natural communities and thereby also impact ecosystem processes.” Graduate students Emilia Stepinski and Navid Ataei are also working to protect the Texas environment by protecting its people. They are part of a team of environmental engineers, civil engineers, and political scientists working with Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters center to create a new generation of flood alert systems that will accurately issue real-time warnings for both coastal storm surge and inland rainfall. The pilot project, set in the Clear Lake, Texas, area, integrates a comprehensive coastal flood warning system with a “lifeline” analysis of roadways and bridges important for evacuation and post-event re-entry.“Effective flood warning is critical to minimize the loss of life and property before and during flood events regardless of mitigation measures in place,” said Phil Bedient, principal investigator, director of the SSPEED center and the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering. “Flooding is considered the No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S., in part because the majority of the population lives within 50 miles of the shoreline.” Ensuring the safety of transportation lifelines in these flood and surge events is critical to support emergency management of these increasingly developed coastal areas, Bedient said.Environmental stewardshipWith the help of undergraduate SCS fellows Molly Goldstein, Virginia White, Henry Hancock and David Liou, postbaccalaureate fellow Katherine Sorrell is examining how local religious organizations and leaders draw on their tradition to respond to environmental issues such as the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. For example, the researchers will look at how Christian leaders might use biblical passages about Earth to motivate their congregations to recycle.This summer the students will interview constituents and leaders of various faith communities and observe eight Houston worship centers. They hope to discover the role religious communities play in promoting environmental stewardship and find ways to improve scientific understanding of environmental issues for those communities.“This is an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to get their feet wet doing research,” said Elaine Howard Ecklund, principal investigator and associate professor of sociology.Ecklund, the director of the Religion and Public Life Program at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, said the SCS grant was instrumental in launching this project, which will grow into a larger national survey over the next few years. SCS is an interdisciplinary research center at that focuses on the Texas Gulf Coast and the Houston-Galveston region efforts to support sustainable development research, education and outreach. To learn more about SCS, visit http://shellcenter.rice.edu. Long Description SCS fellow Amber Roman is heading up a collaboration among Rice ecologists, biochemists and geochemists to evaluate and mitigate the consequences of climate change on Texas ecosystems. The Western Chorus frog, pictured above, appears to be bad at tolerating increases in temperature, while the Southern Leopard frog appears to be unaffected. SCS fellows Kung-Po Chao and Sravani Gullapalli are overcoming previous limits of solar technology production by exploring what can be done at the solar-cell level. Long Description SCS fellows Kung-Po Chao and Sravani Gullapalli are overcoming previous limits of solar technology production by exploring what can be done at the solar-cell level. Typically, cells have been limited to converting one photon into one electron, but recent advances in semiconducting particles have led to the ability to generate more electrons, though those power-conversion efficiencies are below 5 percent. A new technique from the Rice lab, the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, improves upon that technology by dispersing nanoparticles efficiently and creating a new type of active layer in a solar cell that can obtain power-conversion efficiencies close to 10 percent. With the award from SCS, Chao and Gullapalli are now testing the performance of the composite material made up of inorganic tetrapod particles and conjugated polymers, which are solution-processable and have strong visible absorption. The principal investigator of this project, Sibani Lisa Biswal, assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, said that the hybrid solar cells are providing the desirable properties of both materials, but years of work are still needed to fully develop the process to manufacture such solar cells.Protecting communitiesSCS fellow Amber Roman is heading up a collaboration among Rice ecologists, biochemists and geochemists to evaluate and mitigate the consequences of climate change on Texas ecosystems. She has created experimental pond communities that mimic the natural amphibian pond communities found locally and is running experiments to determine whether native amphibian species differ in their sensitivity to changes in temperature. ShareRice’s Shell Center rewards student researchers for sustainable developmentBY JESSICA STARK Rice News staffThanks to grants from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability (SCS), 14 Rice students are in the field with faculty members finding ways to reduce Houston’s carbon footprint, improve solar energy, protect Gulf Coast ecosystems and promote environmental stewardship. Eleven Rice faculty researchers and seven departments are involved in these efforts. “These awards have made it possible for Rice students of all levels, in all disciplines, to apply their research to creating a sustainable and healthy environment,” said John Anderson, academic director of SCS and the W. Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography. “At the Shell Center for Sustainability, we believe that everyone has an important part to play in understanding the combined social, economic and environmental world we live in. It’s through collaborative research that we will find the solutions to building a better world.” A group of SCS fellows are sampling water from Brays and Buffalo Bayous, pictured above, to determine how urbanization influences organic and inorganic carbon production and export into these waterways. Through computational and experimental work, postdoctoral research associate Allison Heath is developing and analyzing sustainable approaches to reduce carbon dioxide and transform it into other compounds, such as alcohols of feedstock chemicals. With Rice lab-developed, pathfinding algorithms, Heath searches large metabolic databases to find routes in which carbon is transformed. They aim to take the best combinations of enzymes identified from that computational work and reproduce them in cells.“This work would not be possible without the grant from the Shell Center for Sustainability,” said principal investigator Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering. “It has enabled us to take our research in a new direction that may lead to sustainable technologies. Based on the large numbers of CO2 fixation pathways we have found, we expect to find some new, interesting pathways that may be tested in the lab and potentially lead to sustainable ways of recapturing CO2. However, we must first solve the problem of how to extract these pathways from pathways that are infeasible or uninteresting.”Another group of SCS fellows is sampling water from Brays and Buffalo Bayous to determine how urbanization influences organic and inorganic carbon production and export into these waterways. “As we see from the recent U.S. census data, more and more people are living in cities,” said Rebecca Barnes, postdoctoral research associate and principal investigator. “Despite occupying less than 2 percent of Earth’s surface, urban centers have large carbon footprints and produce about 78 percent of global greenhouse gas. To minimize the impact that this urbanization is having on our environment, we must first understand it.”Barnes is working with two undergraduate students, Jim Elder and John (Nick) Irza, to sample bayous and conduct bioassay experiments to show how humans alter the carbon cycle.Collaborative thinking Long Description AddThislast_img read more

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Rice University IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Rice UniversityDavid RuthO 713-348-6327M 612-702-9473druth@rice.edRice UniversityJade BoydO 713-348-6778M 713-302-2447jadeboyd@rice.eduIBMJeff TieszenO 512-286-2279M 512-585-8728jtieszen@us.ibm.com Sharecenter_img  Rice University, IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to TexasUniversity of Sao Paulo signs on as first user for Rice University’s newest supercomputerHOUSTON — (March 30, 2012) — Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas. Rice also announced a related collaboration agreement with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil to initiate the shared administration and use of the Blue Gene supercomputer, which allows both institutions to share the benefits of the new computing resource.Rice faculty will use the Blue Gene to further their own research and to collaborate with academic and industry partners on a broad range of science and engineering questions related to energy, geophysics, basic life sciences, cancer research, personalized medicine and more.The collaborative agreement securing Brazil’s share of time on Rice’s Blue Gene was signed in Sao Paulo March 27 by a delegation that included Rice President David Leebron and USP President João Grandino Rodas. Leebron is traveling with a delegation led by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The delegation includes Rice Provost George McLendon, Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) President and CEO Jeff Moseley and other GHP members.“Collaboration and partnership have a unique place in Rice’s history as a pre-eminent research university, and it is fitting that Rice begins its second century with two innovative partnerships that highlight the university’s commitments to expanding our international reach, strengthening our research and building stronger ties with our home city,” Leebron said.USP is Brazil’s largest institution of higher education and research, and Rodas said the agreement represents an important bond between Rice and USP. “The joint utilization of the supercomputer by Rice University and USP, much more than a simple sharing of high-tech equipment, means the strength of an effective partnership between both universities,” he said.Mayor Parker, a 1978 Rice alumna, said, “When I was at Rice, it looked inward. Today it looks outward through this agreement. It strengthens not only Rice University but also the city of Houston.”Rice’s new P series Blue Gene supercomputer, which has yet to be named, is slated to become operational in May. It is based on IBM’s POWER processor technology, which was developed in part at the company’s Austin, Texas labs. Rice and IBM shared the cost of the system.“High-performance computers like the IBM Blue Gene/P are critical in virtually every discipline of science and engineering, and we are grateful for IBM’s help in bringing this resource to Rice,” McLendon said. “For individual faculty, the supercomputer will open the door to new areas of research. The Blue Gene also opens doors for Rice as the university seeks to establish institutional relationships both in our home city and with critical international partners like USP.”Unlike the typical desktop or laptop computer, which have a single microprocessor, supercomputers typically contain thousands of processors. This makes them ideal for scientists who study complex problems, because jobs can be divided among all the processors and run in a matter of seconds rather than weeks or months. Supercomputers are used to simulate things that cannot be reproduced in a laboratory — like Earth’s climate or the collision of galaxies — and to examine vast databases like those used to map underground oil reservoirs or to develop personalized medical treatments.USP officials said they expect their faculty to use the supercomputer for research ranging from astronomy and weather prediction to particle physics and biotechnology.“This significant investment by IBM is the result of a long-standing collaborative initiative with Rice where together we have developed a unique and substantial computational resource for the research community in Houston, across the country and around the world,” said Tony Befi, IBM senior state executive for Texas. “This new computing capability will speed the search for new sources of energy, new ways of maximizing current energy sources, new cancer drugs and new routes to personalized medicine. So we’re excited that Rice has now joined an exclusive club of the world’s top research organizations who use powerful and energy-efficient Blue Gene supercomputers to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.”In 2009, President Obama recognized IBM and its Blue Gene family of supercomputers with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the most prestigious award in the United States given to leading innovators for technological achievement.Including the Blue Gene/P, Rice has partnered with IBM to launch three new supercomputers during the past two years that have more than quadrupled Rice’s high-performance computing capabilities. The addition of the Blue Gene/P doubles the number of supercomputing CPU hours that Rice can offer. The six-rack system contains nearly 25,000 processor cores that are capable of conducting about 84 trillion mathematical computations each second. When fully operational, the system is expected to rank among the world’s 300 fastest supercomputers as measured by the TOP500 supercomputer rankings.-30-last_img read more

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Rice political scientist available to comment on limitation of federal oversight of

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.edu Rice political scientist available to comment on limitation of federal oversight of Voting Rights ActHOUSTON — (June 25, 2013) — Following a deeply divided Supreme Court limiting the groundbreaking Voting Rights Act of 1965, Rice University political scientist Robert Stein is available to discuss the decision’s implications.“The court’s decision struck down the preclearance requirement, now making the burden of proof harder for those challenging laws they believe are discriminatory,” said Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and a fellow in urban politics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “Advocates of voting rights for African-American and Latino voters still have Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act on which to challenge state and local laws and practices that might ‘discriminate on the basis of race, color or membership in one of the language minority groups;’ however, this section protects only against laws and practices that are in place, not those being considered for adoption and implementation.”Stein said it is possible that the consequences of this decision will lessen minority representation by ceasing to concentrate minority voters in single-member districts to elect minority candidates. If so, he said, the result will be the dispersion of minority voters in otherwise nonminority districts represented by Anglo officeholders.“Given the increasing size and portion of the electorate that is non-Anglo, this ‘dispersion’ of minority voters might give minority voters greater influence in the selection of Anglo and otherwise Republican officeholders,” Stein said.Stein is an expert on voting behavior, urban politics and public policy; his publications have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals. Stein’s current research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and examines the impact of the federal aid system on the electoral trajectories of officeholders at both the subnational and congressional levels. Other research examines collective action among metropolitan area governments and voting behavior.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.To schedule an interview with Denney, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news-network.rice.edu/news.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Robert Stein biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/rstein/ Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img read more

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Devin Patrick Kelley IDd as Suspect in Texas Church Shooting Reports

first_imgTexas church shooter recently showed off an AR-15 style-looking gun on social media@PierreTABC @MLevineReports @JackDate— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) November 5, 2017 US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Details about Kelley, including a motive, have not been released.According to MySanAntonio.com, his home was raided on Sunday afternoon by San Antonio Police.ABC News reported that he displayed a rifle-style weapon on a now-deleted Facebook account.Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CNN that at least 20 people were killed. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News that at least 25 people were killed and 30 injured, Reuters. May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017 JUST IN: Suspect in Texas church shooting has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, sources tell CBS News https://t.co/iB6zuuPslE pic.twitter.com/gimMKQa17p— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 5, 2017 Several media outlets on Sunday evening are reporting that the suspect in the Texas church shooting was identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.Kelley, 26, is a resident of New Braunfels, located near San Antonio, public records show, as reported by The Daily Beast. FBI officials arrive at the site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017, in this picture obtained via social media. (MAX MASSEY/ KSAT 12/via REUTERS)CBS News and NBC News confirmed Kelley was the gunman.He was reportedly found dead after the mass shooting, which left at least 20 people dead.center_img The 14-year-old daughter of pastor Frank Pomeroy was killed, the family told several television stations.President Donald Trump said he was monitoring the situation while in Japan on a 12-day Asian trip.“May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene,” he said on Twitter. The area around a site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017, in this picture obtained via social media. (Max Massey/ KSAT 12/via Reuters) Share According to the witnesses, about 20 shots rang out about 11:30 a.m. (1730 GMT) during the church services, according to media reports. It was unclear how many worshippers were inside at the time.After the shooting, the suspect sped away in a car and was soon cornered by sheriff’s deputies just outside of Wilson County in Guadalupe County, Wiley told Reuters. He did not know if the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot or was killed by deputies.This is a breaking news story. More details will be added when they arrive.Reuters contributed to this report. Devin Patrick Kelley ID’d as Suspect in Texas Church Shooting: Reports By Jack Phillips November 5, 2017 Updated: November 6, 2017 Show Discussionlast_img read more

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