Okalossa Department of Corrections(DESTIN, Fla.) — A 14-year-old girl resorted to installing cameras in her bedroom and recording the alleged physical abuse she endured because no one believed her, her mom and police said.The girl provided video evidence of the alleged assaults to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, prompting the arrest of 47-year-old Damon Becnel on Jan. 2, according to an arrest report obtained by ABC News.In the two videos the girl showed authorities, Becnel could be seen head-butting her, grabbing her by the hair and throwing her head against the bed, according to the arrest report.He also could be seen pulling a knife on a dog and yelling “I will cut this f—— god—- dog’s f—— eyeballs out” while the girl is in the room and pleading with him to stop, the report stated.Becnel was charged with felony child abuse and tormenting an animal, according to the sheriff’s office.The girl’s mother, who was not identified to protect the identity of her daughter, told ABC Pensacola affiliate WEAR that the girl had tried to report the alleged abuse for years, but no one believed her. Her daughter then installed cameras to provide proof, her mom said.The mom does not have custody of the girl, who is now living with Becnel’s best friend, according to WEAR.The sheriff’s office declined to tell ABC News if, or how, the girl and Becnel are related, citing a state law that protects the identities of child abuse victims.Becnel was released on Jan. 3 after posting $4,000 bail and is due before a judge on Feb. 4. He could not be reached by ABC News for comment. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved
In collisionless space plasmas, the energy cascade from larger to smaller scales requires effective interactions between ions and electrons. These interactions are organized by sub-ion scale plasma structures in which strong electric fields connect demagnetized ions to magnetized electrons. We consider one such structure, magnetic holes, observed by THEMIS spacecraft in the dipolarized hot plasma sheet. Magnetic holes are localized depressions of the magnetic field with strong currents at their boundaries. Taking advantage of slow plasma convection (∼10 − 20 km/s), we reconstruct the electron velocity distribution within magnetic holes and demonstrate that the current at their boundaries is predominantly carried by magnetized thermal electrons. The motion of these electrons is the combination of diamagnetic drift and E × B drift in a Hall electric field. Magnetic holes can effectively modulate the intensity of electron cyclotron harmonic (ECH) waves, and thus the spatial distribution of thermal electron precipitation. They may also contain field-aligned currents with magnitudes of ∼5 nA/m2(one order of magnitude smaller than the cross-field current density). Therefore, sub-ion scale magnetic holes can be important for ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Berbatov wants to see Solskjaer given Man Utd job fulltimeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given the job fulltime.Solskjaer, in charge until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, has won his first five games since taking on the role.“If United keep going like this – and there’s no reason why they will stop performing – the job will surely be his,” said Berbatov to the Mirror.“He’s doing a great job. By the end of the season, as long as they keep playing like this, they should give him the job whether or not they finish in the top four.“If they don’t, I’m sure that another Premier League team will give him the job. He’s making his name once again in the top-flight and it’s great for him.“When a club legend becomes your manager, he automatically gets the attention of the players, purely because he had been there and done that.“When you are in the position of Ole, having scored so many goals and won so many trophies, he gets the attention.“He doesn’t need to yell or scream to prove anything, he just gets it.“From that point on, he needs to show them that they need to trust him, that he knows what he’s doing and, judging by the results and the way they play, it’s obviously working.”
Vitto BrownToday is the annual “Make Bo Pay” event at Wisconsin. For several hours this afternoon and evening, Wisconsin students were invited to the Kohl Center to take some shots and help the fight against cancer.For every free throw made, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan would donate $10 to Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. For every half-court shot made, the ante was upped to $100.Several Wisconsin players got in on the act, including Vitto Brown and Riley Dearring. Velvet. Vitto. Brown. https://t.co/MWnA2xN1eT— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, [email protected]_35_Dearring gets the friendly roll on the home court! Riles just #MadeBoPay $1,000 for Shooting Down Cancer. pic.twitter.com/UEumwZBrdl— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, 2015Students got in on the act too, and the event raised over $53,000, a new record.That’s a new Shooting Down Cancer record, surpassing last year’s total of $53,355. Way to go, #Badgers. #MakeBoPay pic.twitter.com/qsk7EbIBUN— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) October 12, 2015Well-done, Wisconsin.
Jamaica banned smoking in public places on Monday, July 15 The Ministry of Health has received some 20 submissions from a wide range of interest groups Persons were encouraged to call the Tobacco Control Task Force and Tobacco Control Command Centre with their comments. The Ministry of Health has received some 20 submissions from a wide range of interest groups, as the public consultations on the tobacco control regulations closed on Tuesday, August 13.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, at the first biennial nursing and midwifery research conference, which began on August 15, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, in Kingston.“Although we say over 20 (submissions received), there are a number of letters and emails that have come to me…commendations, persons recognising that to do this requires bold action,” Dr. Ferguson said.The Minister said he is pleased at the level of interest shown by the public on the tobacco regulations.Persons were encouraged to call the Tobacco Control Task Force and Tobacco Control Command Centre with their comments.The unit was recently set up by the Health Minister to monitor public sentiment and to allow members of the public to obtain information and clarification on matters concerning the Tobacco Regulations and the effects of tobacco exposure on health.“The Tobacco Control Task Force is in the process of tabulating all the submissions and even as I speak, the review process has already started. Valuable information gleaned will inform our forward thinking,” Dr. Ferguson said.Jamaica banned smoking in public places on Monday, July 15, as the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013 took effect. The Minister executed the Regulations under Sections 14 and 15 of the Public Health Act, and with the approval of Cabinet.Meanwhile, Dr. Ferguson stated that the Government is committed to meeting the health care needs of the population and will ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforce are allowed to carry out their duties, both in education and practice, in an amicable way.“Let me hope for you all the best in this conference and I look forward to receiving the outcomes,” Dr. Ferguson said.The first biennial nursing and midwifery research conference is being held under the theme: ‘Utilizing research for best practices in Nursing and Midwifery’. It is being held from August 15-13, 2013 at the Knutsford Court Hotel and is hosted by the Caribbean School of Nursing, University of Technology, Jamaica.The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars and emerging scholars to disseminate their research findings; develop partnerships among academic and professional groups for enrichment and exposure to global perspectives of nurses and midwives; enable nurses and midwives to translate research evidence into practice; and promote opportunities for nursing, midwifery and other health sciences students to grow and develop as beginning scholars. Story Highlights
Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsChrystal Sparrow is an artist, but not just any artist.She’s a Coast Salish carver, which for a woman isn’t common.“There’s still that stereotype with men who are like ‘did you carve that or did your brother carve that for you?’ No I carved it and yes I use a chainsaw and yes I use power tools,” Sparrow says while laughing.(Chrystal Sparrow’s late father, Irving Sparrow. Photo courtesy: Chrystal Sparrow)Chrystal’s late father was a master carver who saw her talent as a child.“I am very proud to be a Coast Salish artist and more importantly that I was taught to be a Coast Salish artist,” says Sparrow. “I am third generation and my father, Irving Sparrow had decided when I was very young that I would become a female Coast Salish carver.“And I had the privilege of learning first hand his experience through him carving in our kitchen, him talking about art and stories he heard from elders.”(Musqueam artist Chrystal Sparrow taken in her A-frame studio residency. Photo by Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Sparrow has had an exciting year.She is finishing up her last week as the City of Vancouver’s inaugural artist chosen for their A-Frame Activation program in Stanley Park.The old wooden A-frame fieldhouse by Second Beach is her studio.The goal is for artists from either Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Nations to engage the community on their unceded traditional territory.“This art residency has been a really good experience,” says Sparrow. “I have had visitors come who are non First Nations and who are First Nations and it’s really been an opportunity to share my work and my views as a Coast Salish artist.“But also it’s really been an opportunity to have conversations around what reconciliation is and more importantly awkward conversations around racism, around not knowing Coast Salish people were here or knowing little about Coast Salish people.”(Welcoming Figure carved by Chrystal and Christopher Sparrow. Photo by Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Sparrow also took part in carving one of three cedar poles outside the Vancouver school district’s education centre.It was unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day.Sparrow teamed up with her younger brother, Christopher Sparrow.He’s also a carver.Chrystal chose to carve a female welcoming figure in honour of her Coast Salish background.“The female for me was such an important way to represent Coast Salish people and women like myself who play such an important role in our communities and our culture,” says Sparrow. “But also non First Nations women as a way to build a relationship, as a way to honour that we are all women and we are all important.“And I have been told when people see her that she is such a calm presence, that there is a wisdom there and that is so neat to hear that.”(Sparrow and her brother Christopher teamed up to carve Welcoming Figure, one of three totem poles unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Photo: Chrystal Sparrow)Chrystal says the combination of her female figure and her brother’s killer whale is very powerful.“There’s this warrior represented in the killer whale and there is this warrior woman-like figure that is embodying this strength, this energy, it feels alive,” says Chrystal. “When I see her I feel this presence about her.“I feel like we’re connected and that she’s watching me.”Sparrow is proud of her achievements and takes her art very seriously.“I have this obligation, I have this opportunity to share my work,” she says. “Not only is it being seen as something important like house figures or panels or spindle whorls, but that it is a part of history, it’s living, it’s breathing. I am really honored to have a really important role in my community and that is being a Coast Salish artist.“I am very proud of that.”Sparrow’s next goal is to start her masters degree in expressive arts therapy in [email protected]
CALGARY – The Canadian government is trying to reassure Japan and other trading partners that genetically modified wheat found in southern Alberta is limited to a few plants growing along a remote access road and has not been detected in the wider supply.Japan has temporarily halted imports of Canadian wheat as it reviews the tests that Canadian officials have already done, Global Affairs spokesman Jesse Wilson said in a statement.“The government of Canada is working with its key trading partners to ensure they have all the necessary information and are relying on science-based evidence to limit market disruption,” he wrote Friday.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday that it tested wheat plants that survived spraying for weeds and found they were genetically modified to tolerate herbicide.The agency said extensive scientific testing has found the wheat is isolated to the site where it was found and poses no food safety risk.Such modified wheat is not approved for commercial use in Canada.“Temporary market closure is a standard protocol for the Japanese,” Wilson said.“CFIA officials are already in close contact to share data, review evidence and demonstrate full transparency, which is exactly as it should be when it comes to keeping trade open.”The Japanese embassy in Ottawa said Friday the country’s ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries temporarily suspended the import tender and sale of Canadian wheat to domestic milling companies in response to the CFIA’s announcement.“The embassy understands that the details with regard to this issue are being worked out between the competent authorities of the two countries,” it said.The Alberta government said the dozen genetically modified red spring wheat plants were found last fall in a roadside ditch near Strathmore, east of Calgary.“We’re disappointed with Japan’s decision to suspend the trade of Canadian wheat, and we are working to provide them with the assurances they need to reopen markets,” Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said Friday.Alberta’s wheat exports totalled $2.1 billion last year. The top two buyers are the United States, at $280 million a year, followed by Japan at $203 million.Bilous said the United States has not contacted Canada to express concern but said the province is reaching out to its trading partners regardless.Kevin Bender, chairman of the Alberta Wheat Commission, said Japan’s move is concerning.“If they stop importing our grain, that’s a major blow to our exports of wheat,” he said.“My hope is that it would be short-lived based on, first of all, Canada’s reputation as a high-quality producer of wheat and food, our safety record, the fact that this is an isolated event.”Japan imported 1.4 million tonnes of wheat from Canada last year and 1.6 million tonnes the year before, said Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada.“Japan is a very good customer,” he said. “More than that, they are a premium customer. They are the highest grade buyer of Canadian wheat in the world.”Both Bender and Dahl said there has been no indication other countries are contemplating similar moves.“I am watching Korea very closely as well as China and the EU,” said Dahl.The CFIA said it isn’t sure how the modified wheat came to be on the access road.That’s worrisome to the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, a coalition of 16 farming, environmental and social justice groups focused on genetic engineering in food.“We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the government couldn’t determine how it happened,” said Lucy Sharratt, a co-ordinator with the network. “Without knowing the cause, contamination could happen again.”The CFIA said it will work with the landowner to monitor the area over the next three years to help prevent any genetically modified wheat from persisting.— with files from Dean Bennett in Edmonton
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,225.65, up 77.15 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 13 cents, or 2.04 per cent, to $6.25 on 11.48 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $1.52, or 3.6 per cent, to $40.68 on 8.58 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 2.06 per cent, to $7.42 on 6.23 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down six cents, or 1.29 per cent, to $4.58 on 5.56 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $11.60 on 4.94 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) Healthcare. Down 12 cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $10.39 on 4.82 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada Inc. (TSX:AC). Airlines. Up 47 cents, or $2.01, to $23.87 on 1.16 million shares. The company said its chief operating officer Ben Smith will leave the airline to take the role of chief executive at Air France-KLM. The longtime No. 2 at Air Canada will be the first non-French national to helm the Franco-Dutch airline.
GENEVA — China and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was “finger-pointing.”The standoff comes as many countries lined up to criticize and question Trump administration policies in a WTO trade policy review of the United States, a regular process that WTO member states undergo.Wednesday marked the second and final closed-door session on the U.S. after a first one on Monday.U.S. Ambassador Dennis Shea sought to re-direct attention on China, saying it would subsidize its industries to squeeze foreign producers and dump products at cheap prices abroad, a transcript of his remarks showed.The Associated Press