Investigators find body while searching for missing 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, FBI says

first_imgFBI Charlotte(NEW YORK) — Authorities in North Carolina have located a body in the area where they are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who has been missing since the beginning of the month, according to authorities.The body was found in the area off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County Tuesday afternoon, FBI Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch said in a statement to ABC News. The remains have not yet been identified. Investigators found the body while following leads related to Hania’s disappearance, Lynch said. Her family has been notified. Hania was kidnapped outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, North Carolina, according to police. She had taken the keys to her aunt’s green 2003 Ford Expedition to start the car before school, when a man dressed in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced her into an SUV and drove away, police said. The car was located three days later several miles away from Hania’s home. Authorities have been pouring over surveillance footage from nearby homes and businesses since Hania’s disappearance. Last week, investigators asked deer hunters who have cameras in Robeson County to hand over any footage they may have from Nov. 5 and 8. Investigators are also trying to find a man seen in surveillance video walking in her neighborhood on the morning she was abducted. Authorities describe Hania as a Hispanic girl, about 5 feet tall and 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Hania was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.  Lynch reminded the public that investigators are still trying to find Hania’s kidnapper.“Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, and each other as the investigation continues to find out who kidnapped Hania and hold them responsible,” Lynch said. The reward for information leading to Hania rose to $30,000 last week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pac-12 Reveals Utah Football Schedule

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Saturday, the Pac-12 announced the football schedule for all schools in the conference, including the University of Utah.The conference’s methodology for this season consists of five divisional games (Utah plays in the Pac-12 South division) and one crossover game against a non-divisional opponent. These six games will be evenly distributed between home and away for each team.The Utes’ crossover game will be against the Oregon State Beavers December 5 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.The seventh and final week will feature all twelve teams in action highlighted by the Pac-12 championship game December 18.Details surrounding matchups and television selections for games other than the Football Championship Game in Week 7 will be determined in the near future.The Utes will commence their season November 7 by hosting the Arizona Wildcats at Rice-Eccles Stadium.On Friday November 13, the Utes will draw UCLA at the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif. in their first road game of the amended season.November 21, the Utes return to Rice-Eccles Stadium to host USC and will visit Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz. November 28.Friday December 11, the Utes will visit Boulder, Colo. to face basketball and Olympic sports travel partner Colorado.Should the Utes qualify for the Pac-12 Championship game, this contest would be played December 18 or 19 at a site yet to be determined.The Utes’ fall camp, as reported earlier this past week, will commence Friday October 9. Tags: Utah Football Written by October 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Pac-12 Reveals Utah Football Schedulelast_img read more

HMNZS Canterbury Stops in Sydney, Australia

first_img View post tag: Sydney View post tag: Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMNZS Canterbury View post tag: Australia July 10, 2015 Share this article HMNZS Canterbury Stops in Sydney, Australia View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMNZS Canterbury Stops in Sydney, Australia Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury paid a visit to Sydney, Australia.The vessel was escorted into port by the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin and a new RAN Sikorsky MR-60R Seahawk helicopter.HMNZS Canterbury has been exercising with the RAN off the Australian east coast after dropping off NZ Army trucks, personnel and two RNZAF NH90 helicopters in Queensland last month for Exercise Talisman Sabre.[mappress mapid=”16449″]Image: RNZN Authoritieslast_img read more

Why Goethe should be banned from German degrees

first_imgIt’s a health and safety risk. As Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein points out on Comment Central:Goethe’s novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther) was published in 1774. And its publication was followed by many reports of young men shooting themselves. Why? It was widely believed that these suicides were copies of the death of the novel’s hero. When academic David Phillips studied copycat suicides in the early 1970s, he coined the term Werther Effect. Case closed. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more

New data reveals extent of access gaps in English universities

first_img“We also welcomethe OfS call for ever-greater accessibility to student places across thesector. We are exceeding our current OfS targets on this, but will shortly beannouncing ambitious plans which will push us further in widening participationfor all in Oxford’s outstanding education.” For the firsttime, the data also shows the gaps between students with and without knownmental health conditions. 86.8% of full-time students with a declared mentalhealth condition progress into their second year of study, compared to 90.3% offull-time students with no known disability. “It will enable usto make consistent judgements of how well different universities are doing, andprovide clarity to universities on how their performance will be assessed.” The dataset from the independent watchdog for higher education in England shows that while progress is being made, students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with mental health issues still face gaps in access as well as higher drop-out rates. Although there has been some improvement in recent years, the access gap between students recruited from the most and least advantaged areas for Oxford University was one of the highest. In 2017-18, the gap was 54.1%, while the national average was 18.1%. “We have set ambitioustargets to reduce equality gaps during the next five years. Universities nowneed to focus their attention on the specific areas where they face the biggestchallenges. While some universities will need to focus on improving access tohigher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, the data showsthat for many universities the real challenge is in ensuring these students cansucceed in their studies, and thrive in life after graduation. This data willhelp them to do that, and to showcase their achievements. “Work toimprove the mental health of all students is a priority for the OfS. We havemade funding of up to £6 million available to drive a step-change in improvingmental health, and are working with Research England to deliver further fundingof up to £1.5 million to enhance mental health support for postgraduateresearch students.” Yvonne Hawkins, Director of Teaching Excellence and Student Experienceat OfS, said: “The data shows there are clear differences in outcomes forstudents who declare a mental health condition, compared to those students whohave no known disability. Chris Millward,Director for Fair Access and Participation at the OfS, said: “The dataset is agame changer for the way in which we hold universities to account on access andsuccessful participation. It provides a more transparent picture of equality ofopportunity in different universities than ever before.center_img “The OfS figures for 2017 entry demonstrate oursteady progress in attracting talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.This reflects the success of one of the UK’s most ambitious student outreachand support programmes and we know that our figures for 2018 entry, to bepublished shortly, will show further advances, but we know we have more to doand are keen to meet the challenge. New data from the Office for Students shows 67% of English universities and other higher education providers had gaps in higher education access for young students from the least advantaged areas. “Universitiesshould look at the data closely and consider how they can continue to supportstudents reporting mental ill health. There is also a significant achievement gap, with 74.6% ofstudents from disadvantaged backgrounds being awarded a first or a 2:1 comparedto 84.1% of students from the most advantaged backgrounds. “Universities will be held to account for theirperformance, not just by the OfS but by students and the wider public, who areincreasingly expecting stronger progress in this area. We expect to use it toensure that all now make significant improvements during the coming years.” A University spokesperson said: “We welcome theOffice for Students’ initiative on openness about access, complementingOxford’s own work in recent years in sharing its admissions data widely. We arepleased to see the figures highlight our outstanding record of inspiringstudents to good degrees and into stimulating and rewarding careers and furtherstudy. The data looks at the gaps between students from the most and least advantaged areas; white, black, Asian and minority ethnic students; and disabled and non-disabled students among other categories. It considers each university’s student intake, drop-out rates, degree attainment and progression to further study or employment for different groups of students over the last five years.last_img read more

CBI director forecasts just 0.1% growth in UK

first_imgAt the Federation of Bakers conference last week, John Cridland, deputy director general of the CBI, told the 100 delegates: “We predict 0.1% growth for the British economy next year, not 1.25% like the government.”He highlighted the main problem areas for businesses as being trade credit insurance to cover the supply of goods to customers and the fact that investment has been scaled back by about 9%. He said: “Globally this is the most uncertain economy in decades, and there is still a long way to go. But the British government needs to get its act together.”Cridland’s remedies were that the government should tackle public debt and issue a coherent plan. “It needs to show how it will tackle public sector pay and pensions. It must also remedy the fact that credit flow to business is still not getting through in many cases.”And he highlighted some successes achieved by the CBI, including the 48-hour working week opt-out, and pointed out that over 50% of our regulations come from Brussels. The CBI is non-party political.last_img read more

Watch The HillBenders Perform A Bluegrass Version Of “Pinball Wizard” To Kick Off Roots Revival

first_imgThe inaugural Suwannee Roots Revival Festival got off to a wild start in Live Oak, FL last night, as Missouri’s favorite bluegrass sons The Hillbenders performed their epic rendition of The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy. With a packed crowd of early arrivals ready to blow off steam, the reception in crowd was as raucous as the antics of the band onstage. Our own Rex Thomson is on the scene and captured the rip-roaring rendition of the tune for us all to enjoy!Check out the fun below:Suwannee Roots Revival continues throughout the weekend! Keep it tuned to L4LM for exclusive videos and more.last_img read more

One Worldwide Culture of Supporting Customers

first_imgOn a recent trip to India, I was struck by how quickly the market and the capabilities of the EMC Center of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore have matured since the COE operational model was kicked off in 2006.EMC’s Centers of Excellence are part of a coordinated global network of operations that enables multiple EMC business units to tap into talent pools to deliver world-class innovation and services to our customers in a consistent manner. From the beginning, Global Services’ goal has been for customers to not be able to tell whether a service was delivered by a team from down the street or half a world away. To us, global service delivery means giving sales and services teams everywhere the ability to pull together the right mix—in language, skillset, time, cost, and location—to meet their specific customers’ needs quickly and effectively.It was great to see the Bangalore COE adding to the depth and breadth of its capabilities and investing in new structural assets, such as a network command center that will provide more proactive monitoring for Managed Services customers worldwide.But for me, truly great progress has happened outside the COE. It’s exciting to see how sales and delivery teams all over the world are increasingly bringing in teams from Bangalore right from the start—as a collaborator, to help with pre-sales strategies and technical sales presentation materials—as well as with post-sale services.For customers who visit the Bangalore COE, the first thing that strikes them is the state-of-the-art facility. But what ultimately matters is the caliber of the people working inside the facility. Everything, from the management style, to the tools and training, to the building and grounds, has been designed to attract and retain the most talented and trustworthy service professionals. And we got it right. Today, we’re an employer of choice in India.As much as the local culture and landscape may vary from India, to Ireland, to New England, the minute you walk into a COE, whether in Bangalore, Cork, or Hopkinton, Massachusetts, you suddenly find yourself “back home at EMC.” It’s something our multinational customers recognize, too. There’s a “one EMC” culture that crosses geographical borders—and that’s something our customers very much want in a partner on their own IT transformation journey.last_img read more

2016 panel asks ‘Are we ready for President Trump?’

first_imgVantage Point Radio, an NPR production based at Notre Dame, recorded “Are We Ready for President Trump: A Panel About the 2016 Elections” at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night. The panel discussed current developments in the primary elections and consisted of three Notre Dame professors: Luis Fraga, the Arthur Foundation Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Dianne Pinderhughes, professor of Africana studies, David Campbell, the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy and chair of the political science department, alongside moderator Agustín Fuentes, professor of anthropology at Notre Dame.The panel first discussed the Republican primary field, one of the largest in recent memory and with an unusually wide variety of backgrounds possessed by its candidates.The current primary field is historically unusual for reasons beyond its large size and mixture of different backgrounds, Campbell said. Historically, the Democrat field tended to be the more fractious one, while the Republicans exhibited greater order and cohesion, Campbell said.“In the past, Republicans have had a tendency to coalesce around a front-runner and to nominate someone who has run before. … In this cycle, it’s exactly the opposite,” Campbell said.The strategy of the Republicans in terms of appealing to minorities has shifted this cycle, as they have begun to accommodate some variation in the population, demonstrated by the relatively high diversity of the Republican field this primary, Pinderhughes said.Touching on recent incendiary comments made about Muslims by Republican candidates, Pinderhughes said the attitude of many minorities towards the Republican party has grown more negative over the past few electoral cycles, and this may have a negative impact on the electoral prospects of the GOP.“In general, Republicans are seen as so far to the right they’re kind of out of the realm of consideration. … The Republicans are positioning themselves way out beyond the possibility of being able to sustain their hold on the presidency for some time to come,” he said.The notion that, at least for the next five or so years, the Republicans could win general elections by relying only on white voters may also be obviated by increasing turnout from minority, and particularly Latino, voters, Campbell said.The Democratic field attracted less attention, with its much smaller and Trump-less slate providing less fodder for discussion.“The Democrats … theirs are actually all elected officials, and with experience, so they’re a very different field,” Pinderhughes said.The panel discussed the members of the Democratic primary, with the majority of the attention split between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, all members seemingly agreeing when Fraga said it was basically a two-person race.Hillary Clinton is likely to remain a significant contender thanks to her tremendous resources and high rates of name recognition, even though Sanders has tapped into Democratic constituents Clinton did not, Fraga said.“Bernie Sanders … has generated attention the way that Obama did in 2008,” Pinderhughes said.Late entrants to the Democrat field were unlikely though not impossible, Campbell said.“In the case of Joe Biden, he would face a huge set of obstacles entering the race as late as he would be,” Campbell said.The panel’s comments on Trump were similarly skeptical.While Fuentes said Trump has been in control of the race, Campbell said while his large lead in the polls may seem imposing, at this stage of the race, we shouldn’t put too much stock in polls but rather in endorsements.“He is his own man, and inimitable. … In a sense, he’s sort of a perfect storm,” Campbell said, rejecting the notion of a comparison to Trump.Pinderhughes said Trump is good at hitting the sensitive spots of American public life, though she doubts Trump believes everything he says. Concurring, Campbell said Trump doesn’t seem to have a coherent ideology, and his supporters appear not to care.“Except for the position of immigration, where his position has been very clear,” Fraga said.Though the panel expressed skepticism on the odds of a Trump electoral victory, Fraga made one final point that drew no objections.“Nighttime television will blossom if we have a Trump presidency,” Fraga said. Tags: election 2016, vantage pointlast_img read more

50 Shades! The Musical Parody Will Welcome Four New Faces

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015 View Comments 50 Shades! features a book by Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and music and lyrics by Samuels, Davis, Shelton, Ward and Wessels. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an amusing ride through Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s kinky relationship. The show features dance numbers and original songs delivered by a live, on-stage band. 50 Shades! The Musical The cast will continue to feature Daniel Bentley, Tim Murray, Amber Petty, Casey Rogers, Alex Varcas and Chloe Williamson. The parody of E.L. James’ bestseller, directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, is currently heating up the Elektra Theatre, where it opened officially on March 12. Some new faces are about to get kinky off-Broadway! Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Alexis Field and Zach Kononov will join the cast of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody beginning July 22. The four step in for Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, Kaitlyn Frotton and David Andino, respectively. Related Showslast_img read more