Grieving dad’s ‘demand a change’ mural a testament to son slain in Florida school masacre

first_imgABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Manuel Oliver has found yet another way to honor son Joaquin a month after the teen died in the mass shooting at a Florida high school.He painted a mural in South Florida this weekend honoring his child and the 16 others who died, after an earlier announcement that his family had started a nonprofit in support of young people.But Saturday he simply picked up a paint roller and emphatically spelled out, “We demand a change” at a Miami art gallery, as recorded on video by one of his son’s classmates, Lex Michael.His work is part of the gallery exhibit named the “Parkland 17,” which uses photographs and other art displays to honor the victims of the shooting, ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV reported. The exhibit opened this weekend.“This art exhibit was so powerful, so emotional, so raw; words cannot describe what being there last night meant to me,” Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez, who has become a national voice and advocate for gun control, told the station.Oliver’s mural is part of an art gallery that was created by artist Evan Pestaina and financed by Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade.Joaquin was 17 and loved basketball. He was buried wearing a Wade jersey. Wade met Joaquin’s family last week when he visited the students at Stoneman Douglas.Oliver last Tuesday announced a new initiative called Change the Ref while wearing his son’s basketball shoes before a crowd at a recreational league basketball game.The nonprofit says its goal is “to empower our next generation so they can fight for their values, have their voices heard, and impact change for their future.”In a video explaining the organization, Oliver said, “There is nothing I can do to bring him back into our lives, but there are many things that we can do together to make some changes.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Man, two dogs rescued from truck partially submerged in icy river

first_imgSublette County Sheriff’s OfficeBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A driver and his two dogs were rescued from a Wyoming river this week after the man’s pickup truck became partially submerged in the icy water.The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office released body-camera footage Wednesday of the late-night rescue, which took about 30 minutes from the time the call came in to when the driver was in emergency medical services care, authorities told ABC News.A crew of first responders, including sheriff’s deputies, EMS, county firefighters and volunteers trained in ice and swift water rescue, arrived on the scene after a nearby homeowner called 911 at around 10 p.m. local time Sunday.In the footage, a deputy can be heard coaxing the driver onto the bed of his truck.“Good job. Keep moving towards me,” the deputy can be heard yelling to the driver.“It’s so cold,” he says after climbing through the window onto the bed.Deputies and firefighters were able to pull him out of the water using a ladder that extended from the ice on the bank to the bed of the truck, authorities said.Then, TipTop Search and Rescue (TTSAR) volunteers were able to rescue the two dogs still in the cab after several attempts, authorities said.Lastly, they pulled the truck out of the water by attaching a winch to the frame, which was submerged by this point, and with the help of a second tow truck.“Working in zero-degree temperatures with ice and moving water is not something TTSAR does often, but due to their training and teamwork the dedicated volunteers of TTSAR were able to accomplish the mission safely on Christmas weekend,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.The driver, identified as a man in his late 20s, was taken to a local clinic for evaluation. His current condition is not known.Authorities are investigating how the truck ended up in the river and if factors such as ice were involved. There is a sharp corner near the river, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Travis Bingham told ABC News.“We won’t know more for a little while longer,” he said.“He is very lucky,” he added.The truck was partially submerged in Green River near Reardon Draw, which is south of Big Piney in western Wyoming, authorities said.This is the first water rescue at this spot in the river to Bingham’s knowledge.“However we are in mountain winter country, and we have had multiple vehicles end up in rivers in all seasons in our county before,” he said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Asst/Assoc Clinical Professor & Asst Director of Clinical Education

first_imgAbout DrexelDrexel is a comprehensive global research university rankedamong the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexelis one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel is oneof Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, and a major engine foreconomic development in the region. Drexel has committed to beingthe nation’s most civically engaged university, with communitypartnerships integrated into every aspect of service andacademics.Job SummaryThe Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences(PTRS) at Drexel University seeks a talented and energeticindividual to serve as Assistant Director of Clinical Education(ADCE) for its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.About the Department of Physical Therapy & RehabilitationSciences: The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy &Rehabilitation Sciences is to advance the profession of physicaltherapy and rehabilitation sciences by providing exemplaryeducation, research, service, and clinical practice. The Departmenthas 15 core faculty including the ADCE and currently has an ongoingsearch for tenure track faculty. We also have four active emeritusfaculty, more than 50 adjunct faculty, instructors, and labassistants, and a well-established cadre of strong clinicalinstructors at sites across the United States. In addition to theDPT, we offer a PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences,residency programs in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and PediatricPhysical Therapy and operate a faculty practice at two sites. DPTstudent performance metrics including clinical educationperformance, graduation rate, and licensure pass rate areexcellent. The Department is part of the Division of HealthSciences in the College of Nursing & Health Professions onDrexel University’s Center City Campus in Philadelphia. We arescheduled to move into a new state-of-the-art academic building,the Drexel Academic Tower, on Drexel’s main University City campusin mid-2022. In addition to benefiting from Drexel’s manyresources, we will be located close to the University City SciencesCenter, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, the University ofPennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, and 30th StreetStation. This is an exciting time to join the Department ofPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and DrexelUniversity.Essential FunctionsThe ADCE is a core non-tenure track faculty member who assiststhe Director of Clinical Education (DCE) in leading the DPTclinical education enterprise with help and support from afull-time staff person, the Director of DPT Operations, and theDepartment Chair/Executive Director. The ADCE administrativeposition will be a primary responsibility of the successfulcandidate and account for about 25% of workload. Instruction of theDPT clinical education course sequence is shared with the DCE andseparate from ADCE workload (teaching vs. administration).Remaining effort will be divided between other teaching,scholarship, and service to the Department, College, University,and-or profession. Expertise in neurorehabilitation, geriatricrehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pediatrics, and-orpopulation health is of high interest for other teaching. Required QualificationsPhD, Physical Therapy or related fieldPreferred QualificationsClinical education experience that gives the candidate anexcellent understanding of DPT clinical education and itscomplexitiesStrong communication skillsEvidence of teamwork and productivity as a member of ateamCommitment to an evidence-based approach to clinicaleducationAlignment with the mission and direction of the PTRSDepartmentPennsylvania physical therapy licensure or eligibilityPost-professional degree or interest in obtaining one (i.e.,PhD, EdD, DHSc, DSc, ScD)Direct experience as a DCE, ADCE, or SCCEExperience building and supporting academic-clinicalpartnershipsKnowledge on current trends and discussions taking placenationally related to DPT clinical education and its futureLocationPhiladelphia, Center CitySpecial Instructions to the ApplicantPlease make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter whensubmitting your application.Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidatepool is identified.last_img read more

Flight to Florida? Data show few Manhattanites moved permanently

first_img(iStock/ Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Headline after headline made it seem like half of Manhattan had moved to Florida for good.Chefs, celebrities and bankers alike relocated to the Sunshine State during the pandemic.Reality check: Only a small percentage of Manhattanites relocated permanently to Florida last year. And as vaccinations amp up, many might be returning — or changing their plans to move in the first place, according to Bloomberg News.Read moreNew York restaurateurs decamp to South FloridaEscaping New York? Tax man is right behind youFollowing the money, NY brokers seek licenses in other states Only 2,246 people filed a permanent address change from Manhattan to Miami-Dade County last year, while 1,741 went to Palm Beach County. In total, they account for 9 percent of the out-of-state moves from the borough, up from 6 percent in 2019, according to U.S. Postal Service data.Experts say talk of a permanent exodus has been overblown. Cristobal Young, a sociology professor at Cornell University, said interstate migration has barely increased as people tend not to uproot their lives.“They live where they became successful, where they have industry connections, employees and customers, and where they sit on nonprofit boards,” he told Bloomberg.Florida has no state income tax and New York’s is among the nation’s highest, but changing tax residency from the Empire State is no simple matter.Still, even a few moves can have a large impact on New York City. The top 1 percent of New Yorkers paid $4.9 billion in local income taxes in 2018, accounting for 42.5 percent of the total collected, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office.[Bloomberg News] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Email Address* Full Name* Message*last_img read more

Best 7 in SEHA GAZPROM League team for March

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:SEHA GAZPROM League team ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFive matches were played in March but considering performances even that was enough for us to pick the best lineup of the month. MVM Veszprem, PPD Zagreb and Vardar were dominating the competition  resulting with  ‘Best 7’ consisting of their players.GoalkeeperIvan Stevanović (PPD Zagreb)Amazing form from EURO in Poland continues. In the most important duel of this part of the season Ivan Stevanović was there to turn the match upside down and help Zagreb reach 3 points which have secured them position 3. In the finish of the match he was unbeatable with Zagreb flying for a new victory on wings of his saves.Left wingerTimur Dibirov (Vardar)Every time when it is important Timur Dibirov shines. Situation was the same in the first part of the season in Veszprem as it was in March in Skopje for another draw. Mikler experienced whole lot of troubles against great Russian attacker who scored 6 being one of the best players of the match.Right wingerPeter Gulyas (MVM Veszprem)This season Gašper Marguč was lonely leading Veszprem’ attack on the right side and now when Peter Gulyas is back everything is much easier for both Marguč and Sabate. Gulyas was back with 4 goals against each Tatran and Maks Strumica stating that Veszprem can be relieved  about that problem in the remaining part of the season.PivotAndreas Nilsson (MVM Veszprem)It is already known that when Renato Sulić is out Andreas Nilsson does not miss any chance. Amazing Swede does what he has to in every match with 2 goals against Vardar, 5 against Strumica and 1 versus Tatran. Always on point.Left backMomir Ilić (MVM Veszprem)Veszprem’ best scorer was out for a long time due to an injury but he got back big time in the derby against Vardar with 10 goals. His return seems to big the biggest plus for Veszprem in the end of the season.Middle backDomagoj Pavlović (PPD Zagreb)Zagreb’ sensation of the season was amazing in the match against Meshkov. 6 tough goals against Belarus heavy weight defenders. Back after an injury in the right moment. There is no defence he can’t break.Right backLuka Šebetić  (PPD Zagreb)Šebetić has after Stepančić’ season-ending injury showed amazing progress. After EURO and national team he is getting more and more constant in form and scoring. 4 important goals in the finish of the match against Meshkov, and 7 in Zagreb’ rhapsody in Novi Sad.CoachVeselin Vujović (PPD Zagreb)Sabate won more but Vujovic did it in a better way. Win against Meshkov without Horvat and Obranović and then motivational 10 in Novi Sad when it was not so important. That deserves a reward. Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

‘Don’t panic in wake of cuts’ says electric chief

first_imgSpeaking in Brussels yesterday (15 October), Hans Haider said Europe has a “more intelligent” and “more interconnected” grid than the US.“In Italy there was a blackout, but not in Switzerland, Slovenia or France,” he added, referring to the massive 28 September power failure triggered by a tree falling on a power line in the Alps. Other countries were not affected because the grid’s “remote control system” worked, he claimed. EU electricity consumption has been increasing at a steady 1% to 2% annually in recent years, but an extremely cold winter followed by an early, hot summer saw demand jump across Europe.“Governments are not reacting fast,” he said. “Maybe the blackouts will push things along a little bit.”last_img read more

Noise Restrictions At Red Rocks Amphitheatre, EDM to Blame

first_imgRed Rocks Amphitheatre, the gorgeous outdoor venue in Denver, CO, is responding to local complaints by enforcing a new noise restriction policy. According to a Denver Post article that interviewed Kent Rice, the director of arts and venues in the city, EDM is to blame.“It is a particular kind of music that has become more popular in the last five years. which is why complaints have gotten more frequent,” said Rice. “Local residents were complaining that “windows rattle, buildings shake and the earth hums whenever an electronic dance music concert is held.” In response to the local unrest, Red Rocks brought in a noise consultant to assess the situation. In turn, the new rules limit average noise levels to 105 decibels after midnight (on weekdays) or 1 a.m. (on weekends). Additionally, low-fequency noises must be limited to 125 decibels. Artists could be charged up to $10,000 per every five infractions. While some may feel that these new rules are restrictive, Michal Menert, a frequent performer at Red Rocks, thinks they might help emphasize the music. In a second Denver Post article, the DJ commented, “If anything, this is going to bring more dynamic out in the music because it will allow more frequencies to breathe. It will be less in-your-face sound coming at you and more dynamic.”What do you think? Are these restrictions necessary to appease local residents, or will they reduce the quality of EDM performances at Red Rocks?-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

The Motet Finalizes Band Lineup With Two New Members

first_imgFans of The Motet were shocked last December, when longtime frontman Jans Ingber announced his departure from the band. In an exclusive interview with L4LM, Ingber explained that his life felt “out of balance” with the success of the funky band, leaving him yearning to spend more time with his family and other activities.For The Motet, however, the show must go on. After completing a tour with a number of guest vocalists, The Motet has finalized their lineup, adding Lyle Divinsky (lead vocals) and Drew Sayers (sax) to their permanent lineup. Check out the video announcing the new members below:“As difficult as change can be, the addition of Lyle and Drew has felt like an incredibly natural progression for the band. They are already brothers,” said keyboardist Joey Porter in a statement. “We are all feeling really inspired and are excited about the future.”Both musicians come with storied backgrounds, as Divinsky won the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship in 2002 and charted at #4 on the UK Soul Chart’s Top 40 earlier this year. Meanwhile, Sayers has worked on the horn arrangements for Beyonce, and was most recently a member of John Brown’s Body. Check out the band’s full tour schedule below:The Motet Tour Dates2/18     Greensboro, NC     The Blind Tiger2/19     Asheville, NC     Explore Asheville.com Arena Opening for Umphrey’s McGee2/20     Asheville, NC     Asheville Music Hall Blue Ridge Rockway Afterparty2/21     Chattanooga, TN     Revelry Room w/ Smooth Dialect2/23     Huntsville, AL     Lowe Mill w/ Seeds2/24     Nashville, TN     Basement East w/ The Heard2/25     St. Louis, MO     Old Rock House w/ Dumpstaphunk2/26     Lafayette, IN     Lafayette Theater w/ The Heard2/27     Covington, KY     Madison Theatre w/ The Heard2/28     Grand Rapids, MI     Founders Brewing Co. w/ The Heard3/4     New Orleans, LA     NOLA Brewing Anniversary Party3/17 – 3/18     Durango, CO     Animas City Theatre3/19     El Prado, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing4/10     Austin, TX     Euphoria Music Festival4/14     Charlottesville, VA     The Jefferson Theater4/15     Washington, DC     The Hamilton w/ The Nth Power4/16     Philadelphia, PA     Theatre of the Living Arts w/ The Nth Power4/28     New Orleans, LA     Howlin’ Wolf performing Mixtape 1977 w/ Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performing Prince’s “Dirty Mind”4/30     New Orleans, LA     Tipitina’s w/ Pimps of Joytime5/21     Richmond, VA     Virginia Beach Funk Out5/27     Martinsville, VA     Rooster Walk Festival5/28   Clarks Grove, MN    Revival Fest5/27-29  Chillicothe, IL     Summer Camp Music Festival7/22     Morrison, CO     Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Medeski, Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck8/6     Thornville, OH     The Werk Out Music Festival8/13     Scranton, PA     Peach Festlast_img read more

Growing U.S. disparities in health not inevitable

first_imgIn the public health field, there is an ongoing debateas to whether improvement in the overall health of the population islinked to increases or decreases in social inequities in health, thatis, the inequities between higher-income and lower-income groups orpeople of different race/ethnicities. In the most comprehensive studyto date addressing this debate, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health(HSPH) found that, as overall health improved (as measured by a declinein mortality rates), inequities in health both shrank and widenedbetween 1960 and 2002. The study demonstrates that the recent trend ofgrowing U.S. disparities in health status is not inevitable.“Our papers refutes the argument, currently gaining ground, that as overallpopulation health improves, it is inevitable that socioeconomicdisparities in health will increase, allegedly because the better-offmore quickly take advantage of health-promoting resources,” said Nancy Krieger,professor of society, human development and health at HSPH and thestudy’s lead author. “Instead, we clearly show that this argument isflawed because, in the period from 1966 to 1980, socioeconomicdisparities declined in tandem with a decline in mortality rates.”The study was published in the February 26, 2008 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Medicine.Krieger and her co-authors set out to test the hypothesis that healthinequities widen—or shrink—in a context of declining mortality rates.Prior studies had typically gone back only to the 1980s and had foundevidence chiefly of growing health disparities. The HSPH researcherslooked at two measures of population health—rates of prematuremortality (dying before the age of 65) and rates of infant death (dyingbefore the age of 1)—during the period from 1960 to 2002. They measuredboth absolute and relative inequities. U.S. county mortality rates wereranked for different county income levels and for the total populationas well as for U.S. whites and U.S. people of color.The results showed that mortality rates declined among all county income groups.Between 1966 and 1980, absolute and relative inequities in prematuremortality shrank, especially for people of color. After 1980, relativeinequities increased, while absolute inequities stayed flat. The sametrends were apparent for the inequities in infant death rates.Quantifying the burden of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities in prematuremortality, the authors found that from 1960 to 2002, 14% of the whitepremature deaths and fully 30% of the premature deaths among people ofcolor would not have occurred had all persons experienced the sameyearly age-specific premature mortality rates as whites living in themost affluent counties.By providing a more complete picture of the trends in mortality and disparities, the researchers are able tohypothesize about the findings. One possible explanation is that healthinequities narrowed in the earlier period because of the positiveeffect of social programs in the 1960s, such as the “War on Poverty,”the establishment of Medicare, Medicaid and community health centers,and civil rights legislation. Starting in the 1980s, there was ageneral rollback in public health and antipoverty programs in the U.S.,which would explain the widening and persistence of health disparitiesbeginning in the 1980s.The results are important, say the authors, because it provides an empirical basis to the view that healthinequities can be lessened in a context of declining mortality rates.“The public health implication is that, while death is inevitable,premature mortality is not, and neither are social inequities inpremature mortality,” said Krieger. “It is our job to ascertain whatchanged in the U.S. to produce these differing trends. A good place tostart is examining the differential health impact of major U.S.policies regarding socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequality that wereenacted in the mid-1960s versus those enacted since the 1980s,” shesaid.last_img read more

Atlanta repave delayed until after 2018 NASCAR races

first_img“We’ve talked to fans, to people in the NASCAR garage, spent a good bit of time with Rick Campbell of Goodyear, and we came to the conclusion that with a little bit of work, cutting out some spots and patching them, we could go another year. The track was last repaved in 1997. The worn, abrasive pavement creates tremendous tire falloff, and the slick surface typically provides some of the most exciting racing on the NASCAR schedule. “We’re going to repave, it’s just a matter of when we’re going to do it,” Ed Clark, AMS president and general manager, told NASCAR.com Tuesday. “We know we have to do it sooner rather than later. RELATED: All the winners at Atlanta | Blaney pleased with Atlanta decisionAtlanta Motor Speedway officials have put off a repaving project at the 1.54-mile facility until the track’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race has been completed. Officials had planned to repave the worn racing surface following this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 5. Several NASCAR drivers, however, urged track officials and Speedway Motorsports Inc., President Marcus Smith to reconsider the move. “I think we all appreciate tracks with so much character and to have the bad news that two of the tracks with the most character are going to be repaved this year, I think that shocked and upset a lot of us,” seven-time series champion Jimmie Johnson said when asked about the Atlanta repave earlier this year. “We get it. We understand, but it’s just going to take a long time for the track to get back to this condition.” “We’re going to let it ride, let them slip and slide in 2018 and figure it out after that I guess,” Clark said. Atlanta Motor Speedway, located in Hampton, Georgia, has been hosting NASCAR-sanctioned races since 1960. In addition to the quad-oval featuring 24-degree banked turns, the site includes a 2.5-mile road course. Permanent seating capacity for the facility is 71,000. “It’s tough, and I feel bad for those guys because all it takes is one race where there are weepers or where the track comes apart and you’ve got red flags and delays and everybody gets mad at them,” Keselowski said. “So they’re really in a no‑win spot. We pick on them and tell them don’t do it and all these other things, but at some point you have to trust them to know their business. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Timothy Peters said he was “ecstatic” that officials are holding off on the AMS repaving project. Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski, the 2012 series champion and winner of this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip race, said after his win that the decision to repave puts tracks in a difficult position.center_img Clark said officials’ biggest concern with the racing surface are parts of the track “unraveling” where cracks exist in the asphalt. “It’s more of that,” he said, “the gradual unraveling and a crack opening up. I’m not concerned necessarily about a big chunk of asphalt coming out or anything like that. We’ve looked at that pretty closely. “If they can make it work, we’ll go another year and evaluate it after next year’s race. We are going to have to cut some patches out and repave them, mostly on the front straightaway.” “I think other tracks should look at that,” he said. “Worn-out pavement is the way to go, in my opinion. “Atlanta … is multi-groove, from the bottom to the middle to the top. It puts it back in the driver’s hands. I guarantee they will get a lot of Christmas cards this year for electing not to repave the place.” Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight tracks that host 12 points races on the 36-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. One property, Texas Motor Speedway, was recently repaved and reconfigured in preparation for this year’s two stops at that 1.5-mile venue. “The good news about our place is we’ve kept this thing sealed up. We’ve done it every single year since it was paved, sealed every crack in the fall. We just haven’t gotten the humps and bumps that some tracks get. From that standpoint, other than it just being absolutely worn out, that’s not an issue. I think that’s somewhat the comfort level drivers have in saying just leave it alone.” “… Drivers hate repaves. We want to see the surfaces last as long as they can. But the reality is nothing lasts forever, and this surface has made it a really, really long time, 20 years I think … and they should be really proud of that.” – RJ Kraft contributed to this story.last_img read more