Detroit police arrest 2 people linked to shooting death of pregnant college student KaBria Arnold

first_imgiStock(DETROIT) — As the Detroit family of a recently killed aspiring nurse gathered to say their final goodbyes on Nov. 10, they received another piece of devastating news.“That Monday, she was going to tell us that she was pregnant,” Qiana Arnold, one of KaBria Arnold’s sisters, told ABC News on Wednesday.While it’s unclear how far along 20-year-old KaBria Arnold was in her pregnancy, she disclosed to another sibling that she wanted to have an intimate gender reveal at their Rosedale Park, Michigan, home.Detroit Police Department Chief James Craig announced on Tuesday at a press conference that a 28-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were taken into custody in connection to KaBria Arnold’s murder.The Wayne County Community College nursing student was found dead Nov. 10 on Detroit’s West Side.Craig said police believe KaBria Arnold’s murder is connected to a domestic issue and the man is the alleged shooter. Formal charges and the identities of the duo in custody were not released as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman from the Detroit Police Department confirmed to ABC News.“The boyfriend or former boyfriend is the one who did the shooting and the woman arrested is also in a relationship with the same man. That may or may not be a factor to the shooting,” Craig said during the press conference.For Qiana Arnold and her devastated family, they are now tasked with waiting on the medical examiner’s report to know whether they will also mourn their unborn niece or nephew, the heartbroken sister said.“It feels like we have been robbed twice,” said Qiana Arnold, 27.Qiana Arnold previously told ABC News that her family had “no idea who she would know over there.”For now, Qiana Arnold and her family are “taking every day, day by day, trying to get the funeral planned” this week.A viewing is planned for Friday with the funeral service expected to be held Saturday at Fellowship Chapel.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Thermal plasticity of mitochondria:a latitudinal comparison between Southern Ocean molluscs

first_imgMitochondrial volume density (Vv((mt,f))), cristae surface density (Sv((im,mt))), cristae surface area (Sv((im,f))) and citrate synthase (CS) activity were analysed as indicators of thermal acclimation in foot muscle of the limpet, Nacella concinna, and the clam, Laternula elliptica, collected from 4 locations within the Southern Ocean, South Georgia (54 degrees S, N. concinna only), Signy (60 degrees S), Jubany (L. elliptica only -62 degrees S) and Rothera (67 degrees S). Animals were acclimated to 0.0 degrees C whilst a sub-set of N. concinna (South Georgia, Signy and Rothera) and L. elliptica (Rothera) were acclimated to 3.0 degrees C. At 0.0 degrees C N. concinna had higher Vv((mt,f)), Sv((im,mt)), Sv((im,f)) and muscle fibre specific CS activity than L. elliptica which correlated with the more active life style of N. concinna. However, mitochondrial density was very low, 1-2% in both species, suggesting that low temperature compensation of mitochondrial density is not a universal evolutionary response of Antarctic marine ectotherms. Both Sv((im,mt)) and Sv((im,f)) were reduced by warm acclimation of N. concinna. South Georgia N. concinna maintained muscle fibre specific CS activity after acclimation, in contrast to N. concinna from Rothera and Signy and L. elliptica from Rothera, indicating that they have the physiological plasticity to respond to their warmer, more variable thermal environment.last_img read more

Property data firm ‘shocked’ about level of online trolling it receives

first_imgHome » News » Property data firm ‘shocked’ about level of online trolling it receives previous nextProptechProperty data firm ‘shocked’ about level of online trolling it receivesStart-up Homesearch says it was not prepared for the level of abuse it would receive after launching its online data service.Nigel Lewis12th December 201901,143 Views Homesearch, a property data company that launched earlier this year with an introductory free offer for estate agents has told The Negotiator that it was unprepared for the level of online trolling it would face once it went live.Co-founder Sam Hunter (pictured, above) has been so shocked by the level of abuse his company’s service has received that his team have created a ‘Mean Tweets’ video (see below) to highlight some of the more aggressive comments about the company.These have been made on industry forums and on social media and include accusations that the company shares agent’s data with Facebook, that its staff have been uploading fake positive online reviews and are paid to do so and that any service which is free must be ‘fishy’.“It started out with us wanting to do a wrap up video of the year and showing off some of the good feedback we’d received,” says Hunter.“When we went back through some of the articles comments and tweets we’d received we all thought the, shall we say “less than positive” ones, were pretty funny in retrospect, though some of them did get to us a bit in the early days.“December’s a fun time of year so hopefully this gives people in the industry a bit of a laugh and reminds everyone not to take the naysayers too seriously. If you believe in what you’re doing, keep doing it.”Homesearch claims to be the UK’s first ‘all-in’ residential property data solution and is now being used by 4,800 estate agents working within 1,450 companies, and recent struck a deal with the Federation of Independent Agents.It launched in June after three years in development and offers a range of property data about an address including transaction history, boundary and Title information from the Land Registry, planning information, a valuation and demographic data about a street or area.Watch the videoHomesearch December 12, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Krispy Kreme in Glamour magazine tie-up

first_imgKrispy Kreme has teamed up with popular women’s magazine Glamour to develop a limited-edition doughnut, based on Glamour’s trend predictions that the 1970s and bright colour influences will be key for Autumn/Winter 2011 fashions.The Glamour Glaze doughnut will be promoted for a six-week period (29 August – 2 October), in 45 stores and 300 Tesco cabinets, via point-of-sale material, PR and social media channels. It will be available in Strawberry Glaze, and new Orange Glaze varieties.This is not the first time the two brands have come together. A collaboration earlier this year contributed to an 8% like-for-like sales increase at Krispy Kreme. It also boosted its website traffic 110% on a like-for-like basis.A spokesperson for the popular doughnut brand said the main aim of the partnership was “to create a positive image between fashion and food, at a key time in the fashion calendar”.“The Original Glamour Glaze collection was extremely popular, resonating well with our customers and fans of Glamour magazine alike,” commented Judith Denby, Krispy Kreme UK’s chief marketing officer. “The new collection represents a fun and exciting way of celebrating fashion at a time when it is on everybody’s lips.”>>Krispy Kreme dismisses Enfield riot tweetslast_img read more

Conference focused on increasing women’s political participation (VIDEO)

first_img Read Full Story During the 2012 election cycle, a record number of women won seats in Congress. Still, women make up just 19 percent of Congress and hold only five governorships.In an effort to build momentum following the 2012 races, the Women’s Law Association hosted its annual conference on February 8, titled “19%: When Will Women Have the Floor?” Experts and professionals gathered to discuss how to close the gender gap in politics, and what role lawyers can play in that process.The conference featured a keynote by Stephanie Schriock, the co-founder of EMILY’s List, an organization that supports female candidates for office, as well as panels on a variety of topics, including international models of women’s participation, the role of gender on the campaign trail, and voter disenfranchisement.In the first panel, “Models from Abroad; International Pathways to Women’s Participation,” panelists extolled the virtues of electoral gender quotas, or requirements that women make up a certain proportion of the government. They also discussed, more broadly, how the quality of women’s participation can be increased, and how the lessons of other governments can be applied to improve participation in the United States.Read more about the conference and watch videos of the panels on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

Fr. Jenkins comments on Mayor Buttigieg’s veto concerning location of Women’s Care Center

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday condemning South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s decision to veto a measure that would allow for the construction of a Women’s Care Center facility near a proposed Whole Women’s Health Alliance clinic in South Bend.“The Women’s Care Center, on whose board I serve, gives women in crisis the support they need for themselves and their babies before and after birth,” Jenkins said in the statement. “It doesn’t engage in political advocacy, but provides compassionate, non-judgmental loving care to women most in need. I am saddened by Mayor Buttigieg’s decision to veto a bill that would have allowed the Women’s Care Center to build a facility near one that seeks to provide abortions.“The mayor’s decision excludes an important presence from that neighborhood and thwarts plans that had met the criteria for rezoning and had been approved by the Common Council. Far from enhancing the harmony of the neighborhood, it divides our community and diminishes opportunities for vulnerable women to have a real choice. The mayor is a talented and dedicated public servant with whom I have worked closely to serve our community, but I am deeply disappointed by his decision.” Tags: fr. jenkins, Fr. John Jenkins, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Whole Women’s Health Alliance, Women’s Care Centerlast_img read more

Controlled Detonations Slated For Coldspring On Monday

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Credit Pixabay COLDSPRING  — The Chautauqua County Bomb Squad, along with the Erie County Bomb Squad, U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and FBI Bomb Technicians will conduct a controlled disposal of expired ordinance in the Town of Coldspring.According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the demolition starts at 11 a.m., Monday, and run into the afternoon.The demolitions will be conducted in a controlled environment and all safety measures and calculations have been completed for the event.The Sheriff’s Office stresses there is no danger to surrounding properties. Residents will hear the demolitions.last_img read more

Equinox adds state-of-art meeting facility

first_imgDramatically broadening its appeal to targetthe corporate meeting and wedding market, The Equinox has broken ground on construction that will create 3,200 additional square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art function space by fall 2002, just in time for the popular fall foliage season.The centerpiece of the project is The Rockwell Room, named after the internationally renowned New England painter, Norman Rockwell, whose workconsistently began to reflect small-town American life when he relocated to nearby Arlington, VT. Divisible into several smaller rooms and offering a seating capacity of up to 300, the new facility will feature the latest audiovisual equipment, high speed internet access and video conferencing capabilities. The new ballroom at the resort, unobtrusively tucked away at the far side of the sprawling property, will have its own entrance, pre-function areas, a coatroom, office space and upscale restroom facilities. Designed in the green and yellow hues of Vermont, the ballroom will be graced with several chandeliers, wall sconces and a bay window overlooking the grounds.The architect for the new ballroom project is Edward Clark of Bread Loaf Corporation in Middlebury, with Jinnie Kim, of Jinnie Kim Design inBrookline, Massachusetts, providing the interior design. The new ballroom is phase one of a major 2002 enhancement program, which includes the construction and opening of a new Rockresorts’branded-amenity Avanyu® Spa in the fourth quarter.Situated on 2,300 acres between the Green and Taconic Mountains, The Equinox, with 183 rooms and suites, dates back more than 200 years.last_img read more

Supreme Court speeds handling of cases

first_img Bar 49.3% All Cases 72.2% Death Penalty* 754 Supreme Court: Timeliness of Case Processing By Type of Case, 1990-1999 Discretion- ary 130 Other Mandatory 84.2% Other Mandatory 8 Discretion- ary 88 Supreme Court speeds handling of cases Senior Editor By most measures, the Florida Supreme Court is handling more cases and working more efficiently than it was a decade ago, according to statistics from the State Courts Administrator’s Office.In a report prepared for a legislative commission examining the court’s workload, the administrator’s office found that the court handled significantly more cases in 1999 than it did in 1990, but the typical time it took the court to act declined slightly. Many, if not most, of the additional cases were taken at the court’s discretion.The report, released November 7, was done for the Supreme Court Workload Study Commission. The commission was created by the legislature earlier this year to examine the high court’s workload after a bill to add two justices to the court appeared unlikely to pass.The commission is required to report to the legislature early next year.According to the report, filings from all sources rose from 1,918 in 1990 to 2,745 in 1999, and averaged 2,211 for the period.But during that same period, filings for cases where the court has mandatory jurisdiction went from 209 in 1990 to 117 in 1999, and averaged 152 for the decade. About half of those involved direct or collateral death penalty appeals, which have been estimated to take up a third or more of the court’s time.Cases where the court granted discretionary review, such as statutory construction, direct conflict cases, cases certified as of great public importance and the like, rose from 909 in 1990 to 1,215 in 1999, with a 10-year average of 1,007.Another substantial rise came in petitions where the court has original jurisdiction, mostly habeas corpus, mandamus and prohibition writs. Those went from 361 in 1990 to 860 in 1999, with an average of 531 for the period. Other types of original jurisdiction cases — primarily Florida Bar grievance filings, but also including cases from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and the Judicial Qualifications Commission — also rose for the period with Bar complaints going up about 30 percent.Case dispositions for the decade went from 1,847 in 1990 to 2,407 in 1999, and averaged 2,169 for the period.While the number of cases were going up, the court appeared to handle most of them quickly. In 1990, the median time for disposing of a case was 113 days. That declined to 70 days by 1999 (the median time means half of all cases took less time and half took longer). During the same period, the number of cases disposed within 180 days of filing went from 66 percent in 1990 to 75.8 percent in 1999.And the number of cases disposed of within a year of filing went from 86.9 percent to 88.5 percent, and averaged 85.8 percent for the decade.But not all cases were quickly handled. The study found that the longest type to dispose of were death penalty appeals which took a median time of 720 days — or nearly two years — from filing to disposition. Only 14.5 percent of the death penalty cases were disposed within 180 days, and only 19.4 percent were handled within 365 days. Those figures covered the period from 1990 to 1999.A more detailed analysis of the death appeals showed the typical direct appeal took 996 days, or about two years and nine months, to handle from filing to disposition. The typical collateral appeal took 552 days.The average direct appeal required 671 days from filing until the record and all briefs were filed, then 64 days until oral argument, followed by 271 days until the court issued a decision. On collateral appeals, it takes 488 days from filing until the record is complete and briefs filed, followed by 57 days until oral argument and then 181 days to issue the opinion.The report noted the court has taken several steps to address the time necessary to process capital appeals, including setting up an automated case management and tracking system, getting quarterly reports from circuit courts to trace all their pending postconviction cases, setting standards for judges who hear capital cases, having a special committee continue to examine ways to improve the system and requiring chief judges in every circuit to develop and submit a plan by January 1 to improve procedures for a timely production of court records.The report concluded that the Supreme Court has realized a substantial increase in filings, particularly since 1996, but has also kept up with the higher workload. Most statistics showing that some cases were delayed had to do with large numbers of filings dealing with similar issues, and the court has taken steps to identify lead cases and resolve those quickly.“By other statistical measures, the court has been able to keep up with the pace of litigation,” the report said. “Both median and average number of days from filing to disposition for the aggregate caseload have declined over the past 10 years. The median and average age of pending cases has remained relatively constant over the years.”The court has been able to keep pace because of the creation of the central research staff and the addition of a third clerk for each justice, the report said. It added that a case management system helping the court was “substantially upgraded” last year.“The court’s request for additional personnel for the central staff and clerk’s office, included in the 2001 budget request, should, if funded, permit the court to maintain effective control of its workload,” the report said.Appendices in the report examined the court’s internal operating procedures, disposition of cases and also compared appeals in Florida with other states, including the 10 largest states.One statistic showed that including all appeals to intermediate and supreme courts, Florida had more appeals per capita than any of the other 10 largest states, with 162 appeals per 100,000 people. Pennsylvania was second with 144, then Ohio with 129. California had the largest absolute number of intermediate and final appeals, with 33,707, followed by Florida with 24,138, Texas was third with 23,302, and New York had 18,698.In terms of filings per justice, Florida was well down the list, based on 1998 figures. California had 1,237 per justice, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which handles all criminal but no civil appeals, had 1,099 and New York had 688. Florida ranked eighth with 357.The report also looked at opinions written per justice, where Florida ranked fourth with 49 in 1998. The Texas criminal court led the way with 72, followed by Georgia with 56 and Ohio with 54.The report also has a history of the court, with some interesting facts. For example, when Florida became a state in 1845, its first Supreme Court was the state’s four — count `em, four — circuit judges sitting as a group reviewing each other’s decisions. An 1851 amendment to the constitution created a three-justice Supreme Court. The number was increased to six in 1902, reduced to five in 1911, returned to six in 1923 and increased to seven in 1940.Justices were originally chosen by the legislature, although that was later changed to a vote of the people. Since 1976, it has been by merit selection and retention. The Supreme Court was the only appellate court in Florida until 1957, when, in response to workload concerns, the district courts of appeal were created.The Supreme Court Library, created in 1845, is the oldest, continually operated state-supported library in Florida. Its catalog system is available to the public via the Internet, and the library is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Court personnel can use it at anytime.The Supreme Court Workload Study Commission was scheduled to meet November 17, as this News went to press. It was expected to take additional testimony on the court’s workload, including perhaps hearing from the Washington State Supreme Court, which has nine members. The commission will also meet early in December.The workload report is available on the court’s website at Click on the Press Page option on the left-hand side menu, and then select Supreme Court Press Information. Other Originals 93% Other Originals 73 Percentage of Cases Disposed within 365 Days of Filing, 1990-1999 Percentage of Cases Disposed within 180 Days of Filing, 1990-1999 Other Originals 133 Other Mandatory 75 Death Penalty* 720 Petitions 87.1% Bar 230 Bar 183 * Includes all mandatory death penalty cases. Does not include original writ petitions. Death Penalty* 14.5% December 1, 2000 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Other Originals 74.4% Discretion- ary 77.6% Petitions 101 Median Number of Days from Filing to Disposition All Cases 87.8% Average Number of Days from Filing to Disposition All Cases 85 Petitions 95.7% All Cases 162 Discretion- ary 91.1% Petitions 52 Bar 80.7% Supreme Court speeds handling of cases Other Mandatory 93.1% Death Penalty* 19.4% last_img

Lindenhurst Man Killed in Head-on Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One man was killed and a woman injured in a head-on crash Friday night in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County police said. The fatal collision occurred around 7 p.m. when Jennifer Ginexi, who was driving her 2013 Ford Fusion north on Wellwood Avenue, was struck head-on by a 2013 Honda Civic, which had crossed into her lane, police said.The driver of the Civic, 26-year-old Karim Abouelfadl of Lindenhurst, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, police said. Ginexi, 23, of North Babylon, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Suffolk police First Squad detectives are investigating the crash.Both cars were impounded for a safety check, police said. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.last_img read more