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first_img Author: CNN Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. NORFOLK, Va. (CNN) When Sarah Sims’ daughter complained she was being bullied in elementary school, the Virginia mother grew concerned.Sims reached out to administrators at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia, where her daughter is in fourth grade, but she said she got no response. In September, Sims decided to investigate on her own.She sent her daughter to school with a digital audio recorder in her backpack, hoping to capture audio from the classroom. School officials found out and confiscated the device, which had been in her daughter’s desk recording the school day.Now, Sims, who is herself a student at Virginia’s Norfolk State University, is in trouble with law.MORE: Bullying has a cost to society you may not even seeEarlier this month, Norfolk police charged Sims with a felony — intercepting wire, electronic or oral communications — and with a misdemeanor — contributing to the delinquency of a minor.“I’m a full-time student, so I don’t always get the opportunity to be on the premises, and I thought that this would be a good way for me to learn the environment,” Sims, 47, told CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday.She faces up to five years in prison if convicted on the felony charge.“I was appalled when I heard these charges,” Sims’ attorney Kristin Paulding said. “I was shocked to see that the school would decide to go to the police department and ultimately charge this mother as opposed to sitting her down and having just a simple conversation about what were her concerns and how could the school alleviate those concerns.”Paulding said the recording device “was a way to make sure that that classroom was a safe place” for the child. Because it was confiscated, Paulding said she doesn’t know what — if anything — the recorder caught.CNN reached out to Norfolk police on Monday but authorities declined to comment on the case. Police have not released a criminal complaint.Virginia is a one-party consent state, meaning it is legal for someone to record others when the person recording is involved in the conversation or when one of the parties in the conversation has given prior consent.The Norfolk commonwealth’s attorney’s office, which would prosecute the charges, said it just received the case report and hasn’t begun investigating, according to spokeswoman Amanda Howie.Norfolk Public Schools referred questions to Norfolk police.“We are unable to comment on any pending legal matters,” school district spokeswoman Khalilah LeGrand said in an email.Sims said she doesn’t know why the school called the police and not her when the incident happened last month.It wasn’t the first time her daughter had been bullied at the school, Sims said.In third grade, her daughter “had been kicked in her stomach and hit with a jump rope on the playground,” Sims said, adding that the school didn’t notify her then.“She became very anxious about attending,” Sims said. “I removed her from the school because she was refusing to go. She felt like she wasn’t protected.”Sims said her daughter tried to remain positive when she faced bullying again this school year.“I did not want to just side with my child. I wanted to be fair,” Sims said.MORE: Florida House bill targets bullying in senior communitiesWhen her daughter complained, Sims tried to encourage her at first.“I felt like I kind of let her down a little bit because I wasn’t believing her,” Sims said.Sims’ daughter still attends the school but is now is a different class.A court date is set for January 18. Published: November 28, 2017 6:14 AM EST The coronavirus pandemic has protected children from bullying, but that may not be helpful in the long run Recommended SHARE Mother faces felony charge after using recorder to thwart school bullies Sixth grade boys accused of pinning down black girl and cutting off her dreadlocks last_img read more

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first_imgJalila HaiderSource: AlamyHaider’s lawyer Asad Jamal, who said he was not allowed to meet her while she was detained, described the detention as ‘an act of harassment’.The perils faced by lawyers in Pakistan are the focus of this year’s day of the endangered lawyer, which will be marked by European bar associations on Friday. A report published for the event, on ‘the struggle to protect Pakistani lawyers, especially against Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism’, says that least 21 lawyers have been murdered over the past two years. ‘The life of an advocate is at risk the moment he or she takes up a case,’ the report states.Perpetrators of violence include terrorists, religious zealots, the police and unreported sources. In one incident, in July last year, ‘a lawyer was seriously assaulted by a judge during a trial’.The report concludes: ‘We urge lawyers, bar associations, law societies and NGOs to issue messages of support and solidarity with our Pakistani colleagues as soon as possible. Messages can be sent to the Pakistan Bar Council at info@pakistanbarcouncil.org.’ Pakistani authorities have marked the runup to a day of international concern about the risks faced by lawyers in the country by detaining a well known human rights defender at Lahore Airport. Jalila Haider, a lawyer and campaigner for the minority Hazara community, posted on social media this morning that she had been detained for seven hours while on the way to a conference in the UK. ‘They mentioned that my name is placed in ECL [exit control list] due to anti state activity,’ Haider claimed. last_img read more

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first_imgGeneral Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang is questioning a decision of the Public Works Corporation (PWC) not to consider its latest proposal for a temporary resolution to a situation affecting its employees.One day before twenty (20) employees, who were laid off in July 2015, were expected to return to work, they were told that their layoff period was extended with no return date.Mr Letang told Dominica Vibes on Friday 14 August 2015, that a rotation system which was proposed to the PWC board on Wednesday 12 August has been rejected. He explained that this rotation system would allow all employees to be employed with no additional cost to the board.“The employees should be allowed to return to work and management and the Union would immediately agree to impose a work furlough that is, instead of having people work for the full week, we would have some people work for four days and others for three days, that is for the first fortnight, so everybody will be at work, so everybody will get reduced salary or reduced wage,” he explained.Mr Letang added that after two weeks the employees would then be informed who will be laid off next.“So what we would do is rotate the layoff but for a shorter period of time, so you could rotate the layoff for two weeks so some people coming to work for two weeks while others stay home, bearing in mind that some people, because of their nature of their work, you will not be able to layoff at all,” Mr Letang said.The Union has requested an urgent meeting with the board for Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 2:30pm where he will ask the board to reconsider its work furlough and rotation system proposal.He said if the board does not reconsider its decision the Union will embark on a total shut down of the country.“In the absence of that I believe it is time that the Union tries something and embark on a total shut down because it means that we have to let people understand the concerns,” Mr Letang stated.He noted that the hard ship which employees of the Corporation are facing is of concern and the Union has to “demonstrate and show solidarity to our brothers and sisters who are so affected”.Mr Letang has acknowledged that getting full support from citizens will be a hard task; however the Union is prepared for the challenge.“Yes it will be a big task to get everybody to join in whatever we are going to do but I am saying that maybe that is the way we have to go, however I am prepared to meet with the board and to see whether they can review their decision and to agree to what we have recommended, and if that is the case we will accept. In the absence of that I think that we will have to go all out for a total shut down of the services,” Letang said.Mr. Letang said the Corporation has indicated that it is unable to meet redundancy payments, even if the employees request redundancy.The law states that where an employee is laid off for six or more weeks, at the end of the six weeks that employee can request redundancy and the employer shall pay redundancy or the employer shall employ the employee within four months upon making the request and guarantee him or her employment for 13 weeks.“Now in the case of the guys out there even if they apply for redundancy what we are being told is that the Corporation doesn’t have the money to pay them redundancy, and not only that, they cannot apply to the Social Security for redundancy because the Corporation was not making contribution on their behalf,” Mr Letang explained.“So that is the situation that you are placing your employees in and you are so wicked, knowing all his things and we coming up with something that can work and you are rejecting it? That is inhumane, insensitive and very wicked,” Mr Letang stated. Share LocalNews DPSU threatens total shut down of services by: Dominica Vibes News – August 14, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img 1144 Views   5 comments Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 605 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Shivnarine Chanderpaul is not dead by: – May 29, 2019 Share Former West Indies Cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Shivnarine Chanderpaul has debunked claims in an online article, which reported he died on Tuesday morning following a vehicular accident “at the Toronto Mall” Monday night.The article, titled ‘Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as Guyanese cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul’, appeared on www.cbtvn.com.It claimed Chanderpaul was knocked down by a Honda Civic.“I’m alive and well,” Chanderpaul told News Room on Tuesday afternoon. “I’m in Guyana; I’m not in Toronto.”The article claimed “the Guyanese Embassy in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 44-year-old and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.”last_img read more

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first_imgAt the upcoming 2019 NewSpace Show being held in Monaco on October 17 & 18, W. L. Gore & Associates will be showcasing its latest portfolio of GORE Space Cables and Assemblies. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17.Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for the NewSpace economy. The company now offers solutions that are qualified, cost-effective, and low-risk to meet demanding low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) program schedules spanning 1 to 5 years.Cost-Effective, Low-Risk SolutionsPremiering at the show will be a variety of GORE Space Cables, including hook-up wires and high-speed data cables. They distribute high-voltage power up to 600 volts and transmit data up to 12 GB safely, continuously, and reliably in challenging environments. Gore’s high-speed data cables meet and even exceed standard protocols such as XAUI RapidIO, Ethernet Cat6a, USB and HDMI.Also on display will be GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that offer the smallest diameter sizes ranging from 1.2 mm (0.047 in) to 8.1 mm (0.320 in). They deliver high-quality signals with low loss, excellent phase stability, and outstanding shielding effectiveness at frequencies from DC to 40 GHz. Gore also offers a variety of connector options engineered to complement the performance of each assembly, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.GORE Space Cables and Assemblies offer extremely rugged options in small, low-mass, and flexible designs with proven performance in the most severe conditions. All of Gore’s high-performance solutions are qualified according to NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2, ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C Class 2, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6+.Navigate Wire & Cable Requirements At the show a Gore expert will share his industry knowledge and materials expertise to help attendees navigate wire and cable requirements for NewSpace missions. Show attendees can register online to request a one-on-one business meeting with GORE expert. Click here for more information about the company’s showcase of qualified GORE Space Cables and Assemblies.last_img read more

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first_img Share RelatedTensions rise with passage of health care district resolutionBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Hall held a special meeting Thursday evening solely focused on potential action to approve Resolution No. 02-24-2015-01 to join several Cameron County cities to choose to create a Cameron County Healthcare District through a future election. Concerned locals attended and…April 17, 2015In “News”Candidate defends tax recordBy HEATHER C. COX Special to the PRESS According to tax records from the Cameron County Tax Assessor Tony Yzaguirre, John Thobe – who is running for election to the Laguna Madre Water District Board this November 6 – owes $30,762.52 in back taxes, penalties, and fees, which is not…November 1, 2012In “News”PI Improvement District back in actionBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS After nearly four years since their last meeting, the Port Isabel Improvement District #1 (PID) met last week for an update regarding the status of improvements in the Modern Venice area, also known as “The Fingers.” The PID was created by action of…January 8, 2016In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSLaguna Vista Councilmen stood up for the voters Tuesday night at their regular monthly meeting.A resolution of support that would allow voters a say in the creation of a Cameron County healthcare district, through a local election, drew the unanimous support of the Town Council at the meeting.Resolution 2015-12 expresses “full support for the bills filed, or to be filed, in the 84th Texas Legislature to allow the voters of Cameron County to choose to create a Cameron County Healthcare District through a future local election.”However, councilmembers were quick to express opinions that their action did not necessarily mean they would support a tax increase to create the district, but rather would allow voters to weigh-in on the matter.Texas lawmakers in Austin are working on a bill that would put the creation of a Cameron County healthcare district on the ballot as early as November. The proposed healthcare district would be similar to one created in Hidaldo County.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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first_imgThis game recap is brought to you by our fine sponsors athttp://www.sweetiescandy.com/  and http://www.frontlinesoccer.com/Speed Demon Lolo Karpeh was all over the field tonight as the AFC Cleveland Royals put away the visting Team Challenger FC 4-3 in a Friendly at Stan Skozcen Stadium in Independence.Karpeh scored a goal in the 76th minute to make it 3-1 AFC Cleveland, and then moments later, in the 86th minute, was crucial in setting up a goal for teammate Gabriel Pewu to put the game away at 4-2.  Team Challenger would score one more time in the closing seconds, but it was too litte to late as the AFC Royals took home the 4-3 win.Because it was a friendly, the Royals did not play most of their regular starters.  Head coach Mike Sesar gave them the night off to rest, as they have an important double dip next week with the Fort Pitt Regiment as the home stretch of the season begins and the AFC Cleveland Royals need to get hot.Starters to sit out tonight’s game included Mikey Derezic, Brian Potocnik, Vinny Bell, Admir Suljevic, Ben Truax, Declan McGivern, Chris Cvecko, David Jordan, Coletun Long, Ryan Ware and Alex Ivanov.  The only regular starter to start, was Tom Beck.The rest for those starters will be key, a it will symbolize 12 days of full rest by the time of their next contest Friday Night at home.  They will need the rest if they can make a run at defending their 2016 NPSL Title.AFC Cleveland kicked off the scoring in the 18th minute when Jon Luca Di Franko found the back of the net.  Di Franko cashed in on a perfectly placed pass by Tom Beck to score the goal past Team Challenger GK, Alex Dudley.It was a relatively clean game, with no cards handed out, however a penalty in the box in the 44th minute, led to a Tom Beck penalty kick goal to make it 2-0 at the half.Team Challenger FC would do their best to battle back in the second half with three goals.  Including two by Justin Libertowski and a penalty kick goal in the closing seconds of the game by Chris Brennan.As mentioned earlier, the next time the Royals will be in action is Friday Night, June 23rd at home, against the Fort Pitt Regiment.  The AFC Cleveland Royals will be looking to improve on their 5-5-1 overall record, but much more importantly, their 2-3 regular season record. Related TopicsAFC Cleveland RoyalsBA SweetieCSA ImpactFrontline Soccer Shop Vince McKeelast_img read more

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first_imgOXFORD – Former Ole Miss assistant basketball coach Torrey Ward was one of five people killed Monday night in a private plane crash.According to the Chicago Tribune,a small two-engine Cessna 414 owned by Scott Bittner crashed near the Bloomington, Illinois airport after returning from the NCAA basketball championship in Indianapolis.There were no survivors.“My daughter’s husband and three other men and the pilot went to the NCAA game last night, and they were flying back, and I guess the weather was bad in central Illinois. It was foggy,” Scott Barrows, Bittner’s father-in-law, told The Chicago Tribune. “They were supposed to land around midnight. My daughter was called at 4 a.m. There was no contact. It has been confirmed they are dead.”Barrows added that his son had a regular pilot, who he dubbed “very experienced.”Ward, 36, had been serving as an assistant coach for Illinois State since 2012. He was promoted to associate head coach last year. Ward coached at Ole Miss for five seasons after joining Andy Kennedy’s staff in 2006.“He was going to be a star in this business,” Kennedy told The Clarion-Ledger. “He never met a stranger. He was always in a good mood. People gravitated toward Torrey because of his personality. It’s heartbreaking.” Kennedy had known Ward for quite some time. Kennedy was an assistant at UAB for the entirety of Ward’s college basketball career. Six years later, Ward was the third assistant coach Kennedy hired to his first staff at Ole Miss. Kennedy’s hiring of Ward came as somewhat of a surprise to many, as Ward was working as a part-time assistant at Jacksonville State before arriving in Oxford. “When I hired him, some people were like, ‘Man, that’s a bold move making the jump to the SEC,’” Kennedy said. “I never had any doubts because of his work ethic I knew he would be an outstanding coach.“He was very good with our players. He was a player’s coach. He had an infectious personality that people wanted to be around. When you interacted with him, you left feeling better about your circumstances.” Ward, a Birmingham native, briefly played professionally in the Chinese Basketball Association for the Shanghai Sharks, where he was a teammate of former NBA star center Yao Ming. Ward is survived by two his two children, Torrey and Tamia.“My heart today is with his kids and mother, I’ve known them for a long time,” Kennedy said. “It’s just tragic news.”Ward tweeted just before the national championship game. My ride to the game wasn’t bad.. #indy2015f4pic.twitter.com/8RCDcAf7Is— ILStateWard (@CoachTWard) April 7, 20152 Illinois State athletics officials killed in plane crashlast_img read more

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first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Just Sports with hosts Les Martin (right)  and Robby O’Daniel (left) airs on Wednesday nights over WLAF and begins at 6 pm tonight.  Special guests are CCHS Assistant Football Coach and former Cougar Chris Honeycutt, and then at 6:30 pm, Cougar running back C.J. Allen and quarterback Hunter White visit.  Both players are CCHS Sophomores.Just Sports airs Wednesday nights at 6 pm over WLAF AM 1450 and FM 100.9 along with TV 12 and 1450wlaf.com.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/11/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_imgStar claim Galatasaray have agreed personal terms with Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente and now the Turkish club are looking to convince the Premier League club over a deal. Galatasaray are in the market for a striker and according to reports this month Llorente is a target for the Istanbul club. The Super Lig club sold Bafétimbi Gomis in the last transfer window and they’ve been linked with a host of No.9s in recent months.It was claimed Greek giants Olympiacos are also in the mix to sign the Spanish striker, but Star say Galatasaray have managed to beat them and have an agreement with the player.The Turkish newspaper report Galatasaray officials will now talk with Tottenham to hopefully finalise the January transfer.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s reported Cim Bom are ready to pay €1m to Tottenham to sign Llorente, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. That doesn’t sound like enough.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

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