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Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Now

first_img Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Weather Improves, Crops Do NotNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minor Changes in June WASDE Report STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen NowAs northern Indiana fields begin to dry out and soils warm up, it is becoming clear that the crops need some help. Mary Gumz with DuPont Pioneer says most fields are going to need an application of nitrogen to get back on track, “If your corn is yellow, your crops will definitely benefit from an application of nitrogen.” She said, in some cases, the excessive rains have leached the nitrogen out of the field, but, in other cases, the wet weather prevented proper application in the first place.Gumz told HAT services like Encirca can help determine how much nitrogen has been lost, “We can model how much nitrogen is still left in your soil based on your application, the timing, rate, soil type, and form of the application.” She also urged growers to do some visual inspections of their crops to determine how capable they are to take up the fertilizer.Gumz added that most crops are running behind in development and that accurately determining what growth stage your crop is in is important. The plants may be short but may actually be further along than they look. This is vital when considering a post emergence application of herbicide. “We are 2 or 3 leaf stages behind where we normally are. In Northwest Indiana, only about 10% of the corn is tasseling right now,” she stated.She added a nitrogen application this late in the growing season can still be beneficial. Newer hybrids are capable of utilizing nitrogen much later in the season than older hybrids, “Crops produced after 2005 can take up about 35% of their nitrogen between tasseling and grain fill.” She added, if a grower can get a nitrogen application on now, the crop will respond during pollination.Gumz urged quick action on applying nitrogen, but also warned about running equipment on fields that are still too wet to support the equipment. She said it is a bit of a balancing act. All quotes are delayed snapshots Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Now By Gary Truitt – Jul 6, 2015 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Nowlast_img read more

Candidate Conversations: Paige Shiring

first_imgBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TAGSSGATCU Linkedin Linkedin TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Twitter TCU 360 Staff Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Facebook Previous articleEpisode 204 – NBA playoff strikeNext articleCandidate Conversations: Gabby Douthitt TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ printPaige Shiring, the candidate for SGA president, discusses altering her platform initiatives due to COVID-19, making all students feel like they belong on campus and removing eligibility requirements to run for SGA positions.Interview conducted by Benton McDonaldProduced by Kai GradyKeep listening: Candidate Conversations: Gabby Douthitt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Twitter Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Pantone: Color of the year 2020 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt + posts last_img read more

Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Media independence Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Wikimedia Commons Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the number of business reporters who are being prosecuted in Turkey. One, Cengiz Erdinç, was going on trial today in a case brought by the Turkish state-owned bank Ziraat, while two Bloomberg correspondents will go on trial in September in connection with their coverage of last year’s currency crisis.It seems as though almost all subjects are now off limits for the media in Turkey. Covering the economy is certainly getting more dangerous. In a trial opening in Istanbul today, Erdinç is facing a possible jail term for a story for the daily newspaper Yurt in 2016 in which he reported that Ziraat’s New York branch had been forced to stop providing banking services to individuals as a result of an investigation by the US financial authorities.Contrary to established legal procedure, the Turkish judicial authorities gave the go-ahead for the Ziraat lawsuit without getting approval from the banking authorities first.This hearing comes just days after another criminal court in Istanbul agreed to indict Bloomberg reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalınkılıç on charges of seeking to “destabilize the economy” at the height of the Turkish financial crisis in August 2018 by reporting evidence of banking panic about a fall in the Turkish lira that was “without precedent since 2001.”The indictment names 36 other people, including the journalists Mustafa Sönmez, Merdan Yanardağ and Sedef Kabaş, for tweeting about the article. All are facing up to five years in prison under Turkey’s law on financial markets in a trial due to get under way in Istanbul on 20 September.Covering financial issues has always been difficult under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan but these prosecutions represent a new escalation. Many investigative journalists have been prosecuted in the past over their corruption reporting, but now it is basic business and economic reporting that is being targeted. Previously, it was unusual for journalists to be prosecuted under Turkey’s banking and financial markets laws.“Turkey has nothing to gain by burying its head in the sand,” RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu said. “On the contrary, reliable information, transparency and restoration of the rule of law are the surest way to inspire confidence in investors. The general interest would be best served by ending these prosecutions and respecting the work of journalists.”As the rule of law is steadily dismantled in Turkey, the situation of its media has become increasingly precarious, especially since a coup attempt in July 2016. Ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. News Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit June 20, 2019 Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Media independence Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment April 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Appeal court upholds photographer’s conviction

first_img October 15, 2020 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia March 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds photographer’s conviction Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts to go further Organisation News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Uzbekistan February 11, 2021 Find out more News A Tashkent appeal court yesterday upheld photographer and documentary film-maker Umida Akhmedova’s conviction on charges of slandering and insulting the Uzbek people. Her lawyer, Sergei Mayorov, tried without success for three hours to convince the court that her conviction by a lower court on 10 February was illegal.They said after the hearing that they would take the case to the supreme court or the prosecutor general’s office, which would their last chance to appeal.————————-10.02.2010 Relief at release of photographer but revulsion at hypocrisy of justice system Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of photographer Umida Akhmedova but expressed dismayed at the “extremely dangerous precedent” set by the Tashkent court which found her guilty of “slander” and “insulting the Uzbek people”.The court convicted her only two days into her trial but immediately released her on the grounds that she was eligible under an amnesty that was declared last August.“We are above all relieved, but it would have been the unbelievable height of absurdity if she had been put in jail for her artistic work”, said the organisation after the verdict against the photographer and filmmaker.She had been accused of denigrating her country in her work focusing on poverty and the condition of women and faced up to three years in prison under Articles 139 and 140 of the criminal law. The charges related in particular to her collection of photos entitled “Woman and Man: From Dawn till Night” and a film about the burden of marriage customs entitled “The Weight of Virginity”.“By finding the photographer guilty, the Uzbek justice system has however set an extremely dangerous precedent. How many times must it be said that Umida Akhmedova did her work with talent and courage and is not guilty of anything? Her conviction, even in principle, is unacceptable”, the organisation said.“The hypocrisy of this verdict reflects the schizophrenia of the regime which is keen to break out of its international isolation, but repressive and paranoid towards its own citizens. The international community must get it to choose”, Reporters Without Borders concluded.————————————– New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term May 11, 2021 Find out more 04.01.2010 – Photographer who showed Uzbek reality to be tried for “insulting the people”Reporters Without Borders condemns the upcoming trial of photographer and documentary film-maker Umida Akhmedova as an absurd and flagrant violation of free expression that is all the more disturbing for having unleashed an all-out campaign of nationalist and conservative hysteria.Two months after being summoned for the first time to a Tashkent police station, Akhmedova was officially notified on 23 January that the authorities had completed their investigation and would soon try her in connection with her work showing women and poverty in Uzbekistan. She is accused of slandering and insulting the Uzkbek people under articles 139 and 140 of the criminal code – charges that carry a maximum sentence of three years in jail.The authorities have focused on her documentary “The Burden of Virginity” and a collection of 100 photos called “Woman and Man: From Dawn till Night.” Showing individuals and scenes from daily life, the book was published in 2007 with support from the Swiss embassy’s gender equality programme.“This is the first time in Uzbekistan that a documentary filmmaker is going to be tried for films and photographs which, furthermore, are about subjects that are not political but social and ethnographic,” freelance journalist Aleksey Volosevich wrote in a recent article.The prosecution case file includes the supposedly “scientific” analysis of Akhmedova’s photographs that a group of “experts” released on 13 January. In Soviet-era prose, the report accuses her of presenting a deliberately distorted picture of Uzbekistan that emphasizes the negative aspects.Reporters Without Borders is amazed by the absurdity and bad faith of the report’s arguments: “Ninety percent of the photos were taken in isolated and under-developed Uzbek villages (…) Why does she not show nice places, modern buildings or prosperous villages?” At another point, Akhmedova is accused of “trying to portray Uzbek women as victims (…) giving the impression that Uzbekistan does nothing but housework (…) describing Uzbeks as barbarians.”The persecution of Akhmedova was taken to a new stage by the “Current Affair” talk-show on the main public TV station two evenings ago. After screening extracts from her documentary, the programme showed guests denigrating her work and calling for her to be given the severest sentence for “offending the national traditions and sentiments of the Uzbek people.” Quoting President Islam Karimov at length, participants also described her work as part of “an information war waged against the country.”Since Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991, a nationalist rhetoric glorifying an identity based on myths and traditions has been used instead of a communist discourse to legitimise President Karimov’s autocratic regime. No discussion of the country’s social problems is permitted and the regime seems to be using Akhmedova as a scapegoat to whip up paranoia and perhaps to appease a conservative and religious segment of the population which is itself persecuted. By branding Akhmedova as agent of destabilisation in foreign pay, the authorities are making it clear that any debate about Uzbek society is unthinkable.Nonetheless, civil society exasperation with the repeated attacks on civil liberties has begun to make itself felt in an unprecedented manner for a country that is such a police state (see this RFE/RL report on the reactions to journalist Khayrullo Khamidov’s arrest). In Akhmedova’s case, a broad campaign of support is under way and a petition has been launched on her behalf that has been relayed by the Ferghana.ru news agency, Radio Free Europe and many international NGOs.The International Association of Art Critics has appealed to the Uzbek authorities to acquit Akhmedova while art critics in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have even issued a scathing alternative report disputing the findings of the official “expert” report and ironically calling for its authors to be tried for “lack of professionalism, incompetence (…) and ignorance, liable to discredit the Uzbek justice system.”In a recent charm offensive targeted at the international community, President Karimov said he was determined to promote democratisation and went to so far as to criticise the “compliant” parliament and the “tame” press. It is time for him to turn these words into actions.Links:- Watch Umida Akhmedova’s documentary- Sign the petition- A statement by the OSCE Newslast_img read more

Jury finds man guilty of robbing bank in 2017

first_img Jury finds man guilty of robbing bank in 2017 Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Facebook Bobby Jackson Chavez.jpg An Ector County jury found a 41-year-old man guilty of a 2017 robbery of First Basin Credit Union, an Ector County District Attorney’s press release detailed. Bobby Jackson Chavez Jr. was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of robbery and sentenced to nine years in prison with a fine of $2,500, the release stated. Ector County Assistant District attorneys William Prasher and Rikki Earnest prosecuted the case, while Kevin Acker defended Chavez. Chavez reportedly walked into the bank on Golder Avenue on May 30, 2017, and handed a note to a teller demanding money, a previous Odessa American article stated. Chavez reportedly ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Local NewsCourts WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleWildfire in Big Bend_1Next articleJuneteenth Celebration Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 22, 2018 2,997 Views Tagged with: Borrowers Credit Access Credit Profile Delinquencies Foreclosures Home Purchases Home Sales Homeowners Lenders Lending loans mortgage Mortgage Balances TransUnion Previous: SunTrust Gets the All Clear from NMS Monitor Next: Navigating Risk and Reward Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Borrowers Credit Access Credit Profile Delinquencies Foreclosures Home Purchases Home Sales Homeowners Lenders Lending loans mortgage Mortgage Balances TransUnion 2018-08-22 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Next month marks the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, generally viewed as the moment the Great Recession began. But a decade later, much has changed in the consumer credit marketplace, most notably and overtly in the mortgage sector, according to the Q2 2018 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion that looks at the meltdown’s effect on consumer access to credit and the relationship they have with it.“From a credit perspective, the financial crisis of 2008 was—and hopefully will remain—one of the most trying times in Americans’ lives,” said Matt Komos, VP of Research and Consulting for TransUnion’s Financial Services business unit. “Ten years later, we have some historical perspective on the repercussions from that period, and fortunately for the overall economy, consumers are generally in a much better place today.”According to the report, changes in consumer and lender behavior are most evident in the mortgage industry. The proliferation of subprime mortgage lending in the mid-2000s, among other market factors, led to massive increases in the percentage of borrowers 60-plus days past due,” the report stated. Serious delinquency peaked above 7 percent in 2010, but at the end of Q2 2018, the serious mortgage delinquency rate was 1.67 percent.In the ensuing decade, tightening, then expanding, access to credit combined with technological innovations to give consumers more options for borrowing, the report stated. As a result, Komos said, “we have seen a rebound in originations across all products since hitting their lowest respective levels from the crisis.”Originations, he said, “have rebounded from a low observed in Q1 2014, but are still down relative to 2008. The downward shift was driven by a large reduction in subprime lending due to lender contraction immediately following the crisis.Komos said recent growth in mortgages is mostly coming from the lowest-risk consumers. “There are more super prime accounts in 2018 than there were in 2008, though account volume has reduced for every other risk tier,” he said. “Most recently, however, we have started to observe lenders providing greater credit access across the full risk spectrum, compared to the period 2010 to 2015, as the economy and housing market have recovered.”According to TransUnion, the subprime share has actually dropped by 25 percent since 2008.Also, the report stated, origination volumes are up across risk tiers but have increased most noticeably for prime and prime-plus consumers.“Together, consumers in these two risk tiers have taken a lot of share from other risk tiers in terms of both accounts and balances,” Komos said. “More specifically, 41 percent of personal loan balances sat in these tiers in 2008, while 53 percent now sit with these tiers today.” Joe Mellman, SVP and Mortgage Business Leader at TransUnion, said declines in the mortgage delinquency rate are “largely a result of the better credit quality of recent homebuyers and a housing market which has seen sustained price appreciation.” Still, Mellman said, homeownership rates continue to remain far below recent historical averages. “The homeownership rate reached approximately 70 percent at the beginning of the decade,” he said, “but has since declined, maintaining 64.2 percent since Q3 2017. Those consumers making home purchases tend to be taking on larger loans, as seen by the continued rise in average debt per mortgage borrower.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morganlast_img read more

How To Apply Rate Of Conversion In Compensation Claim With Respect To Earnings In Foreign Currency? SC Explains [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesHow To Apply Rate Of Conversion In Compensation Claim With Respect To Earnings In Foreign Currency? SC Explains [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 May 2020 1:15 AMShare This – xIn a case related to compensation arising out of the 2010 Mangalore flight crash, the Supreme Court had occasion to consider principles of conversion of claim into Indian currency from foreign currency.The claim in the case Triveni Kodkany and others vs Air India Ltd, was pertaining to the death of one Mahendra Kodkany, an expat who earned in Arab Emirates Dirham (AED).The claim was made by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a case related to compensation arising out of the 2010 Mangalore flight crash, the Supreme Court had occasion to consider principles of conversion of claim into Indian currency from foreign currency.The claim in the case Triveni Kodkany and others vs Air India Ltd, was pertaining to the death of one Mahendra Kodkany, an expat who earned in Arab Emirates Dirham (AED).The claim was made by the widow and children of deceased Mahendra Kodkany before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in Indian Rupees, adopting a conversion rate of Rs 12.50 per AED.Dissatisfied with the compensation awarded by the NCDRC, they appealed to the SC, on various grounds.One of the grounds was that the NCDRC should have applied the rate of conversion which was prevailing as on the date of judgment, and not as on the date of claim.Accident Compensation – Income To Be Assessed Based On Employee’s Entitlement, Without Deduction Of Allowances : SC [Read Judgment] Before the SC, petitioner’s counsel Advocate Yeshwanth Shenoy had relied upon the decisions Forasol v. ONGC 1984 Supp SCC 263, Renusagar Power Co. Ltd. v. General Co. Ltd 1994 Supp (1) SCC 644, United India Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Kantika Colour Lab (2010) 6 SCC 449 and Balaram Prasad v. Kunal Saha (2014) 1 SCC 384. The petitioner pointed out that in these cases, the Courts had applied the rate of conversion as applicable on the date of judgment.However, the bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi noted that the facts of the instant case were distinguishable from the judgments which had been cited. The bench applied the rate of conversion as stated in the complaint – Rs 12.50 per AED. The nature of the claim by the party attains significance, observed the bench.  In Forasol, a major part of the claim for payment was in French Francs. The Court further took note of the fact that the party entitled to receive the payment was a foreign party. After consideration of the English authorities on the matter, it was held that the date for conversion should be the date of the judgment.In Renusagar, a contract was executed between a company incorporated in India and a company incorporated in the US. Under the terms of the contract, the amount to be paid was expressed in US dollar. The Court noted that both, the “money of account” and “money of payment” were in terms of US dollars.”Both in Forasol and Renusagar, the recipients of payments were foreign parties. Moreover, the terms of contract entered into by the parties stipulated that the payments were to be made in terms of foreign currency”, the bench observed.In Kantika Colour Lab, the Respondent had obtained an insurance policy to cover the risk of transit of a film processor and printer processor from Mumbai to Haridwar. The printer suffered extensive damage during transit and the Respondent sought damages from the insurer. After coming to the conclusion that the printer could not be repaired, the Court was to determine the cost of replacement. In determining it, a two judge Bench held that the cost should be ascertained as the cost of replacement along with the customs duty  component at the rupee equivalent of the exchange rate prevalent on the date of judgment. In Balaram Prasad, the Court had to determine the compensation to be awarded to the husband of the deceased as a result of the death of his wife due to medical negligence in India. The claimant as well as the deceased were non-resident Indians. The two judge Bench of this Court accepted the plea of the claimant that the value of the rupee had depreciated since the commencement of legal proceedings and in computing the compensation, regarded the current value of the rupee of a stable rate of Rs 55 per USD. Distinguishing these judgments, the Court observed :”The facts in the context of which the above judgments were rendered are distinguishable from the present case. The money is not being repatriated abroad. The claimants are Indian residents. The complaint contains a claim for payment in Indian Rupees. They would be receiving the payment in Indian rupees. Moreover, we are allowing the claim for interest in terms of the decision of the NCDRC”. Ultimately, the bench awarded a compensation of Rs 7,64,29,437. A separate report on the other principles of compensation discussed in the judgment may be read here.Case DetailsTitle  : Triveni Kodkany and others vs Air India LtdCase No : Civil Appeal No 2914 of 2019Coram    : Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay RastogiAppearances : Advocate Yeshwant Shenoy for complainants, Advocate Jatinder Kumar Sethi for Air IndiaClick here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Leaving Cert Oral exams to be rescheduled due to Coronavirus

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – March 12, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Leaving Cert Oral exams to be rescheduled due to Coronavirus AudioHomepage BannerNews The Leaving Certificate Oral exams will no longer go ahead as scheduled.The language tests were due to get underway on Monday March 23rd.Education Minister Joe McHugh says his department is working to reschedule the oral exams for as soon as students return to school:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mchugh5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Previous articleFAI cease all football til March 29thNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday March 12th News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+last_img read more

Florida school resource officer fired after video shows him yanking young girl’s hair

first_imgOrange County Sheriffs Office(MIAMI) — A Florida school resource officer has been fired and faces an investigation after a video surfaced on social media showing him yanking a middle school student by her hair.Following outrage, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released body cam footage of the incident Friday. In the video, officers are shown responding to a fight that broke out between students outside Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. It shows one deputy holding a girl against the trunk of a car, with her arms held behind her back.The officer, who is white, then grabs the girl, who is black, by a hair scarf, pulling her head back and saying, “You’re the one who started this s— at school. … I’m tired of this s—.”He then drags the girl to a police car and puts her in the back seat. The girl was briefly detained before being released to a parent, authorities said.Authorities have not identified the officer involved in the incident.In a press conference Friday, Orange County Sheriff John Mina described the officer’s conduct as “out of control.”“I am extremely upset, disappointed and outraged by the conduct of our deputy sheriff in this instance,” Mina said. “I want the community to know that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.”Mina told reporters that he had been made aware of the video on Friday morning, and that after reviewing it and footage from the department’s own body cameras, the decision was made to terminate the deputy’s employment.Footage from a body camera worn by another deputy responding to the incident showed him addressing the same student moments before the now-fired deputy intervened. The first deputy is heard telling the girl to relax, and saying he is not yelling at her.“The school resource deputy showed up and actually escalated the situation and made it worse,” Mina said.The department’s internal affairs section is conducting its own investigation of the incident, the findings of which will be turned over to the State’s Attorney’s Office to see if criminal charges are warranted.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Real Salt Lake beats Dynamo 2-1, clinches playoff berth

first_img Written by Tags: MLS/MLS Playoffs/Real Salt Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Corey Baird scored and Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.Real Salt Lake (15-13-5) snapped a three-game winless streak and, heading into next Sunday’s regular-season finale, can finish as high as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.Savarino put away a side-netter from just outside the area to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute.Corey Baird stole the ball at midfield, raced downfield and blasted a right-footer from the top of the area that bounced off the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Tyler Deric into the net to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the opening seconds.The Dynamo’s Tomás Martínez tied it in the 32nd minute. Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando parried a shot by Alberth Elis but Martínez ran onto the rebound and, from the end line, slipped a side-netter between the Rimando and the post.Houston (11-18-4) lost for the eighth time in its last 11 matches. September 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake beats Dynamo 2-1, clinches playoff berth Associated Presslast_img read more