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  • Man caught in failed ISIS-inspired attack on DC charged with supporting terrorists

    first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Maryland man who allegedly pledged himself to ISIS and planned to run over pedestrians in the nation’s capital was stopped before he could carry out the attack and has been charged with attempting to support a terrorist organization.Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, Maryland, claimed to be inspired by ISIS when he stole a U-Haul van in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 26 before driving it to Maryland the next day with the intent of using it as a weapon to hit pedestrians on sidewalks at the newly developed National Harbor complex on the Potomac River near Washington. A federal grand jury returned an indictment against him on Wednesday. According to the detention memo from April 8, Henry harbored “hatred” for those not practicing the Muslim faith and had been inspired by the 2016 truck attack in Nice, France.“The defendant, allegedly inspired by ISIS and its violent ideology, stole a vehicle as part of his plan to kill and injure innocent pedestrians. The National Security Division, working with our partners, remains committed to identifying and holding accountable those who would commit terrorist attacks on our soil,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers said in a Department of Justice statement announcing the indictment.The government alleges that after stealing the van, Henry drove to Dulles International Airport at 5 a.m. on March 27, parked the vehicle before entering the terminal, and then tried for two hours to find a possible way through security to harm “disbelievers” in a way designed for maximum publicity. But after failing to find a way to penetrate the airport’s security perimeter, he drove the U-Haul to the National Harbor later that morning.The stolen U-Haul was found by law enforcement on March 28 parked at the National Harbor for the alleged planned attack. Police said they reviewed security camera footage of the area that showed Henry parking and exiting the vehicle.Henry was subsequently arrested by Prince George’s County Police before any attack could be attempted.“All across the country, each and every day, the top priority of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) is to protect the American public by disrupting potential violent actors. Maryland JTTF, working in tandem with the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), is dedicated to identifying and bringing to justice those individuals who provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations, engage in violent extremism, and threaten our national security,” said FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer Boone.Henry now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for attempting to provide material support for ISIS and an additional 10 years for interstate transport of a stolen vehicle, according to the Department of Justice.“Law enforcement is working tirelessly to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks, whether they come from within or outside the United States,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “We will continue to use every lawful tool at our disposal to find and prosecute those who want to do this country harm.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Faculty Lab Instructor (DPT Austin)

    first_imgThe University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. At least 2 years of practical hands-on experience in patientcare setting in chosen specialization TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEEntry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree or higher LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION Excellent organization and time management skillsExcellent oral communication skillsProfessional role modelAble to provide a nurturing, respectful learningenvironmentResponsive to distance education, adult student needsWorking knowledge of educational theory and motor skilldevelopmentAble to work in a team environmentcenter_img ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPrepares lab environmentOrganizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders asneededTeaches lab component of courseMonitors student progress; gives feedback; facilitates studentparticipation in learning activitiesAssesses student performance on practical, oral, writtenexaminationsSupervises lab assistants (when available)Reports student grades at end of term to lead instructorCommunicates with lead instructor to ensure consistent contentand testing and to recommend changes for upcoming semesterServes as student-to-university liaisonUpholds student and part-time faculty handbook policiesPromotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom settingSelf-evaluates teaching performance; sets goals forimprovement Licensed physical therapist from an accredited university withdemonstrated expertise in the area being taughtCurrent certification with state board of chosenspecialization The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education.GENERAL SUMMARYLab Instructors have various responsibilities such asorganizing/maintaining equipment, preparing the lab environment,monitoring student progress and facilitating student participationin learning activities. The lab instructor communicates with thelead instructor regarding student performance or issues that ariseand ensures the delivery of consistent content and testing. Theymay assist with grading practicals and other requiredassignments.The qualified candidate must have an entry-level Doctorate ofPhysical Therapy Degree or higher along with current certificationwith state board of chosen specialization. At least 2 years ofpractical hands-on experience is required in a patient care settingin the profession. The successful candidate will have excellentoral communication and organizational skills, be responsive toadult student needs, and be able to work collaboratively in a teamenvironment.This is a part-time 15-20 hours per week as scheduled position.last_img read more

  • Don’t mix your drinkers

    first_imgOutraged Oriel students have rallied round their college staff in a confrontation over whether they should be allowed to drink at the college bar. Two weeks ago the College Steward banned staff members from drinking with students. The Steward, Jean Medd, was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press but has provided no official justification to either staff or students for his sudden decision. The ban has been met with a combination of anger and perplexity. The Steward has been described by one graduate student, who wished to remain anonymous, as “an evil man” who has soured relations between staff and the JCR for some time. In response to the College’s actions, a motion was brought at last weekend’s JCR meeting calling for the ban to be lifted and college staff to be allowed to drink alongside students just as they had done for centuries. The meeting was attended by a “sizeable crowd” and the motion passed unanimously. However, the JCR lacks the authority to decide who can and cannot drink at the college bar and so the motion is little more than a protest and signal of solidarity with college staff. One member of the college told Cherwell that “the college is notoriously bad at listening to its students and so I doubt they’ll take any notice of this vote”. Other students argued this was about a broader principle than simply drinking rights; Rhiannon Brooks explained, “The college staff are very nice people and we are one college, one community. This ban threatens the tight knit close atmosphere that makes a small college like Oriel so special.” Second-year lawyer Mohammed Khuram agreed that “healthy relations existed between college staff and students” and that he was outraged that these “good chaps should be forced into an Upstairs, Downstairs relationship with students”. College staff echoed the views of students; one porter commented, “There is a long tradition of porters drinking with students. We are all members of the college after all and I see no reason why we should not be treated as such. College staff have been given no reason for why this ban has been introduced and I’m pleased that the JCR are fighting it.”ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more

  • RAG’s “Firewalk” a success despite shaky start

    first_img“It turns out it is rather hard to plug a firewalk and say it is safe when you yourself are not doing it, and so the move was an effective tool to increase numbers more than simply a mat- ter of fundraising.” One student who decided not to get involved with the project told Cherwell, “It’s not surprising really they’ve had no interest — you have to raise £125 to get involved, and that’s a pretty big barrier to entry.” Another anonymous student complained, “Organisers have been a bit complacent — they’ve told us to raise money from our JCRs when they don’t seem to realise we’ve got limit- ed resources.” The event’s website states, “Most college JCRs/MCRs have money set aside just for charity events. Just raise a JCR motion and it’s likely to be accepted.” Immediately prior to the event, 25 participants had signed up with the total raised standing at just over £3,500 – £1,500 short of the reduced total target. With donations remaining open for another month, the total money raised will be split equally between RAG’s four charities this year: Oxford Homeless Pathways, KEEN Oxford, Against Malaria Foundation and 28 Too Many. Tilston added, “I am incredibly thankful to our fundraisers for their guts in signing up and for all their hard work in raising money!” [mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%10462%%[/mm-hide-text]AROUND 25 STUDENTS took part in RAG’s first ever “Firewalk” event on Thursday evening, clambering over six metres of fire to raise money for charity. RAG described the event, which took place on Bonn Square, as “mentally demanding and spiritually awakening”, but as organisers found out, coordinating the event has been equally mentally demanding. Plagued with difficulties since its conception, organisers had to battle with resistance from Oxford Council, health and safety hazards, insurance issues, and a lukewarm reception from Oxford students. William Tilston, the event organiser, admitted to Cherwell, “It has not been the simplest thing in the world to organise. The event is taking place on Council land so seeking Council permission for it has been an eye-opening journey into the world of admin and forms.” The need to submit a detailed six-page application for the event, risk assessments, insurance certificates and an in-depth site plan of the area took the organising team by surprise. However, getting Council permission was only one of the difficulties facing the organisers — with the event initially struggling to attract interest, organisers were forced to halve the overall fundraising target from £10,000 to £5,000. Tilston told Cherwell, “I can confirm that the fundraising target was indeed halved, through a series of connected reasons. The original event leader for the “Firewalk” unfortunately pulled out over the summer, and I filled in the vacancy. However, this reshuffle sadly left us behind what would have been the ideal schedule, and subsequently our ability to publicise the event was also pushed back; understandably, the council does not allow publicity for an event that it has not yet approved.” He added, “All things considered, I would say that this slightly late publicity push did lead to a lower than expected turnout in participants.” Responding to queries about their expected turnout, Tilston explained, “Certainly with its established events, such as Jailbreak and the RAG Ball, it is far easier to calculate an ‘expected turnout’, but with new events, especially potentially intimidating ones such as the “Firewalk”, this is far harder. Furthermore, it is easier to scale back grand plans but from RAG’s point of view, to under-commit to and limit an event that turned out to have a really popular uptake would be a massive shame.”There were suggestions that due to low turnout, the RAG com- mittee themselves were forced to sign up, but Tilston insisted that such accusations were “unfair”. He explained, “A quarter of particiants have some affiliation with RAG, but I’m not sure it is controversial that some people who give up their free time in Oxford to organise charitable events are participating themselves in a charitable event! There was a suggestion to some of the committee, who were interested in the event but thought they might have to act as stewards, to participate instead, but not so much as a fundraising measure as a means of publicity.last_img read more

  • Subway scoops top franchise award

    first_imgSubway has been named the top global franchise for the fourth year in a row.The sandwich chain came first in the Top 100 Global Franchises list, published each year by website Franchise Direct.The list ranks companies based on financial performance and corporate citizenship. Along with looking at system size, revenue, stability, growth, years in operation and market expansion, the Franchise Direct criterion also includes best practices in the area of franchisee support and training; environmental policies; and social responsibility.“The Subway brand works hard to make it easy for entrepreneurs worldwide to open and operate their own business through our franchise model,” said Don Fertman, Subway’s chief development officer. “We provide initial and ongoing training for our franchisees, regional, and country offices to provide support. We are equally proud that we provide choice on our menus, including a number of healthier options, and have taken steps to be more environmentally responsible with our stores.”In 2013, Subway opened 2,700 new locations worldwide, providing about 27,000 new jobs through the brand’s franchisees.In the UK and Ireland, Subway surpassed 1,700 stores in 2013 and has recently announced plans to increase this to 3,000 over the next six years, creating around 13,000 new jobs.last_img read more

  • Vulfpeck Shares “Darwin Derby” Tutorial Video [Watch]

    first_imgEarlier this month, Vulfpeck released their long-awaited, eighth studio album, Hill Climber. The funk quartet has consistently released a collection of studio recordings every year since their official inception in 2011. Prior to Hill Climber’s release, Vulfpeck slowly released music videos for “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, “Soft Parade”, “It Gets Funkier IV”, “Lonely Town”, “Darwin Derby“, and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing“–giving fans a taste of what was to come.“Darwin Derby” written by vocalist and guitarist Theo Katzman and frequent collaborator and vocalist Antwaun Stanley, also features guitarist Cory Wong and pianist Joey Dosik in addition to the usual suspects Jack Stratton on drums, Joe Dart on bass, and Woody Goss on keys. With a chorus of “Gotta be an early birdy if you want that worm!” and animal claymation coloring the screen, this groovy number will 100% inspire you to get out of bed in the morning. So, “shine up your fins and show your teeth. Shake off your skin and clap your feet! Open your wings and start to fly, it’s a beautiful day to be alive.” Alright!Today, Vulfpeck has shared a tutorial video for “Darwin Derby”, as Jack Stratton gives an in-depth musical breakdown of the tune, working through Dart’s bass lines, followed by Wong and Katzman’s different guitar licks. Watch Vulfpeck’s new tutorial video for “Darwin Derby” below:Vulfpeck – “Darwin Derby” (Tutorial)[Video: Vulf]Hill Climber showcases the diverse talents of the band as they continue to trade instruments, feature artists, and allow for Theo Katzman–who remains a core piece of the Vulfpeck instrumental section while also displaying his innate ability to sing and write songs– to deliver his own originals in a capacity that otherwise has not been as extensively explored by Vulfpeck as a band.Vulfpeck’s new studio release includes ten total tracks and features special guest collaborations with vocalist Monica Martin, vocalist Mike Viola, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole (KNOWER), and features vocals from Theo Katzman and Antwaun Stanley.To stream Hill Climber on Spotify, click here.last_img read more

  • Twiddle Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Chicago Set With Sit-In From Mungion’s Justin Reckamp [Watch]

    first_imgTwiddle was at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago earlier this month on February 8th as part of the Vermont-based jam band’s winter 2019 concert run across the midwest. The 17-song, two-set show featured a special sit-in from Mungion guitarist Justin Reckamp, whose band was on opening duties earlier in the night. Twiddle shared the pro-shot video of the entire first set from the Chicago performance on Sunday, which can now be watched and enjoyed by fans who couldn’t make it to the party in the “Windy City” that evening.Related: Twiddle Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Frankenfoote > Jamflowman” From St. Louis The first set opened up with a blast from the past as Twiddle started their show with a nostalgic cover of the theme from “Family Matters” before returning to their own song catalog with “Orlando’s”. The performance transitioned right into “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” before returning to “Orlando’s”, and the set continued with another “Grandpa Fox”, which carried into “Milk”. The latter featured a sit-in from Justin Reckamp before the band returned to “Grandpa Fox”, closing the first set out with “Lost In The Cold”. Fans can watch the video below to enjoy the entire first set–with the Reckamp sit-in beginning at the 33:45-minute mark.Twidde – Concord Music Hall (First Set) – 2/8/2019The show continued into the second half starting with “Fat Country Baby”, “Subconscious Prelude” and “Be There” before tearing into a cover of “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead. The second half of the performance with “Earth Mama”, an original tune penned by singer/guitarist Mihali Savoulidis, which continued into “Apples”. Next up was “The Caterpillar”, followed by “When It Rains It Pours” to close out the set. The band returned to the stage for a two-song encore beginning with a cover of Electric Light Orchestra‘s “Fire On High” before wrapping the show with “Every Soul”.Twiddle will return to the road in March with Iya Terra, hitting most of the west coast throughout the month and then re-grouping for two nights at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT. In April, the band will hit major markets in the northeast before linking up with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for their five-date “Road to Red Rocks”, which will land them at the beloved Morrison, CO venue on May 2nd. So far this summer, Twiddle is confirmed to play Branch Fest, Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, LOCKN’, and of course their own fourth annual Tumble Down Festival. Check out what’s next below, and head to the band’s website for a full list of dates.Setlist: Twiddle | Concord Music Hall | Chicago, IL | 2/8/2019Set One: As Days Go By (Jesse Frederick cover), Orlando’s > Dr. Remidi’s Melodium > Orlando’s, Grandpa Fox > Milk* > Grandpa Fox, Lost In The ColdSet Two: Fat Country Baby, Subconscious Prelude, Be There > Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead cover) > Earth Mama > Apples, The Caterpillar, When It Rains It PoursEncore: Fire On High (Electric Light Orchestra cover) > Every Soul* w/ Justin Reckamp of Mungionlast_img read more

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Tapped to Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards

    first_img Star Files Jesse Tyler Ferguson Emmy nominees and Broadway alums Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anna Chlumsky will host the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards this spring. The 30th annual ceremony is set to take place on May 10 at the NYU Skirball Center. Nominations for the celebration of all things off-Broadway will be announced on April 2.Ferguson is five-time nominee for his performance on ABC’s Modern Family. He made his Broadway debut in On the Town and went on to appear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Chlumsky recently made her Broadway debut in You Can’t Take It With You. And she seems to have been bitten by the theater bug that resides in the Longacre Theatre, as she’ll also appear in Living on Love there this spring. The former My Girl star has received two Emmy nominations for Veep.In addition to the award’s competitive categories, the ceremony will pay tribute to three theater stalwarts. Tony-winning It’s Only a Play playwright Terrence McNally will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, composer Jeanine Tesori, whose music will be heard on Broadway this season in Fun Home, will be inducted into the Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre, and general manager Nancy Nagel Gibbs will receive the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award.Last year, Here Lies Love led the pack with five awards, while the now Broadway-bound Fun Home took home the award for Outstanding Musical. Additional winners including Will Eno’s The Open House for outstanding play and Hand to God star Steven Boyer (who will reprise his performance uptown beginning later this month.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

  • Glee’s Chris Colfer Flies to Finding Neverland to Visit Matthew Morrison

    first_imgChris Colfer followed the second star to the right to visit his pal Matthew Morrison in Finding Neverland on April 19! After seeing the magical new musical, the Glee star reunited with Mr. Schue backstage—and Colfer met Morrison’s new co-star, video blogger Laura Michelle Kelly. In Finding Neverland, Morrison plays J.M. Barrie, who gets the idea for a new play called Peter Pan when he’s inspired by the children of single mom Sylvia Llewelyn Davis (Kelly). Check out this Hot Shots of the Glee student-teacher reunion, then catch Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

  • Spitless muscadines

    first_imgBy Dan RahnGeorgia Extension ServiceCharles Cowart grows muscadine grapes. Sweet, healthful, wonderful muscadines. But he knows he can’t just go on selling grapes.”There’s a whole other group of consumers out there who aren’t concerned with how great this product is,” says Cowart, owner of the 150-acre Still Pond Vineyard near Arlington, Ga. “They’re more interested in how easy and fast it is.”Like the rest of Georgia’s commercial muscadine growers, Cowart makes most of his money, by far, selling his grapes to fresh-produce markets. The harvest, which started about two weeks early this year in mid-July, is about half over.Limited marketUnlike many growers, though, Cowart sees a limit to traditional markets.”We’ve relied very heavily on the fresh market year in and year out,” he said. “But that market is fading. The younger folks coming up are looking for something quick and easy. They don’t want to spit seeds. And we have to give them what they want.”For now, Cowart is courting those markets with grapes he can’t easily sell on fresh markets. “We’re developing other products with the grade-outs,” he said. “There’s no problem with the juice, but the grapes just aren’t as eye-appealing on the grocery shelf as they need to be.”For the people who love that mellow-sweet muscadine flavor but don’t want to spit seeds, Cowart’s vineyard produces three products: a bottled nonalcoholic blush of 50-percent muscadine juice, a smaller bottle of 100-percent juice and a muscadine-jalapeno jelly.Future of industry”I think this is the future of the industry,” Cowart said. “If we don’t diversify, we’re going to be in trouble. The old days of growing everything for fresh markets are fading fast.”The Paulk family near Wray, Ga., takes a different approach to the same challenge.”With grapes, every fifth row needs to be a pollinator row,” said Gary Paulk, who runs the 300-acre Paulk Vineyard along with his father Jacob and brother J.W. “Some of the grapes on the pollinator rows are better suited for processing than for fresh markets.”Instead of letting the pollinator grapes go to waste as they once did, the Paulks deseed them and blast-freeze them as a slurry in 30-pound buckets.Jellies, jams, juices”We then sell that for making jellies, jams and juices,” Paulk said. “We sell these products here. We don’t make them, but they’re made with our grapes.”The Paulks don’t stop there. They dry the seeds they removed from the grapes, grind them and put them into capsules to sell as a health supplement. Muscadine seeds (and other parts) have been shown in scientific studies to have many health benefits.The Paulk and Still Pond vineyards make up nearly half of Georgia’s 1,000-acre commercial crop. Their experiments with new products signal a significant trend.Small price to pay”I think spitting out a few seeds is a small price to pay for the taste and other benefits muscadines offer,” said University of Georgia horticulturist Gerard Krewer. “But if you don’t want to deal with the seeds, these new products offer a great way to enjoy the muscadine grape.”Krewer, a small-fruits specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said California grapes may be cheaper, “but they don’t have half the flavor of a Georgia-grown muscadine. The health benefits of muscadines are much higher than in bunch grapes, too.”Some people, though, are becoming less agreeable with spitting seeds, no matter how wonderful the taste or how great the benefits.”If the industry is going to expand, it’s probably going to be with new products,” Krewer said. “The demand for muscadine juice in juice products and wineries is strengthening. I think this is a bright area for growers.”last_img read more