Former Akiachak teacher reports sexual assault, harassment in lawsuit

first_imgCrime & Courts | Education | WesternFormer Akiachak teacher reports sexual assault, harassment in lawsuitJanuary 24, 2016 by Lakeidra Chavis, KYUK Share:A lawsuit has been filed against the Yupiit School District, four Akiachak school supervisors and an Alaska State Trooper official for allegedly showing “deliberate indifference” when a former school teacher was sexually assaulted and continuously harassed during her nearly three years teaching there.The lawsuit, which was filed late last month, claims the entities exercised gross negligence, caused emotional distress, retaliation, and violated Title IX among other charges.According to court documents, the teacher taught at the Akiachak school from late 2011 to early 2014. During this time she faced repeated harassment at her home. The school district provided the housing.“On almost a nightly basis strange men would pound on her door and outside walls of her house, demanding to be let in and loudly demanding sex,” the documents say. During her third year, she requested safer housing and the school district allegedly said they would find her a new home, but after Christmas break there was none.The plaintiff decided to sleep at the school until she was given better housing. However, the teacher suffers from epilepsy, and one night she experienced a seizure and lost consciousness. When she awoke there were signs of a sexual assault and her chest was mutilated.The lawsuit alleges that the teacher attempted, but was unsuccessful in reaching the village public safety officers. Alaska State Troopers flew her to Bethel where she underwent a rape kit exam.She was able to get shelter and seek medical attention in Bethel. She tested positive for an incurable form of herpes and suffers from a severe post-traumatic stress disorder.The teacher is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and an order for the school to take more preventive measures against sexual assault and harassment.The attorney representing the client is Anchorage-based civil rights lawyer Caitlin Shortell. Shortell declined to comment on this story.Share this story:last_img read more

DeSantis bans government entities, private businesses from requiring vaccine passports

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementThe governor listed several reasons for the order, though he has openly spoken against them in the last several weeks. Most notably, the order says vaccine passports would create two classes of people — those who are vaccinated and those who aren’t. Given that not everyone has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, or has religious and health exemptions, requiring a vaccine would unavoidably put larges groups of people at a societal disadvantage. Furthermore, the order mentions damage to individual freedoms and patient privacy, noting that COVID-19 vaccination records are private health information and should not be shared by mandate. The order will remain in effect for as long as Florida is in an official state of emergency. AdvertisementTags: Governor Ron DeSantisvaccine passports LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from public school classrooms June 13, 2021 DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee June 7, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Registration opens for 2021 Florida Python Challenge June 4, 2021 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday banning vaccine passports in the state — effective immediately. The order prohibits government entities from requiring any kind of documentation proving COVID-19 vaccination. Private business are also prohibited under the order from requiring patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter a business or use its services. However, businesses are still allowed to institute COVID-19 screening protocols.“It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine, just simply to participate in normal society,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Tallahassee on Monday.Businesses must comply with the ban against vaccine passports to be eligible for grants and contracts funded through state revenue, according to the order. Executive agencies under the governor’s direction have been ordered to make sure Florida businesses comply. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

US Futures Industry Association to examine MF Global bankruptcy

James Langton MX launches incentive program for firms to hire, train futures traders Related news The Futures Industry Association has established a task force to address issues related to the bankruptcy of MF Global, the FIA said Tuesday. The so-called Futures Market Financial Integrity Task Force will develop specific recommendations that can be implemented in the near term through both industry best practice and regulatory change. In particular, the task force will consider such areas as: enhanced financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements; greater transparency regarding the investment of customer funds; internal control standards for the customer funds segregation process; and, the adequacy of customer funds protections. FIA trio merges into single organization The task force is to be headed by a steering committee comprised of a diverse group of futures commission merchants. Its initial recommendations are expected to be presented no later than the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fl. on March 13-15. The FIA says that it expects that the task force’s recommendations will be considered and implemented in conjunction with other initiatives announced in response to the collapse of MF Global as well as the ‘lessons learned’ enquiry being conducted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “The FIA looks forward to partnering with end-users, regulators, legislators and clearinghouses to restore customer confidence in the futures markets,” said Michael Dawley, chairman of the FIA and managing director, Goldman Sachs & Co. “Although we still do not know for certain what caused the significant shortfall in customer segregated funds required to be held at MF Global, any loss of customer assets is entirely unacceptable and the reasons for the deficiency need to be identified.” “The FIA is committed to producing practical and meaningful recommendations that regulators and FCMs can implement to further protect users of the listed derivatives markets,” Dawley added. “While some of these recommendations may require regulatory change, the FIA believes that many improvements can and should be implemented by the industry as soon as practicable.” The steering committee is to include representatives from: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Citigroup Global Markets, CME Group, Credit Suisse Securities, Deutsche Bank, Getco, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IntercontinentalExchange, J.P. Morgan Securities, Morgan Stanley, Newedge and R.J. O’Brien & Associates. Keywords Futures Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter RJO Canada joins Montreal Exchange read more

Leucadia buying investment banker Jefferies Group

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Fitch Ratings has placed Jefferies on Rating Watch Negative, which it expects to resolve once the merger is completed in the first quarter of 2013. Assuming the transaction is completed, and absent material credit developments in the meantime, the outcome is expected to result in a one-notch downgrade, it says, noting that it believes “Jefferies would become much more exposed to the market risk inherent in the other subsidiaries’ investments at Leucadia.” Conversely, becoming a privately owned company may help insulate Jefferies from external market pressures, it adds. Indeed, converting to private ownership and becoming a direct subsidiary of Leucadia is expected to provide several tangible financial benefits to Jefferies, it says, including allowing it to stop paying its dividend. At the same time, Fitch has also placed Leucadia’s rating on Rating Watch Positive, saying it expects a two notch upgrade as a result of the deal, to reflect “Leucadia’s highly liquid and lowly leveraged balance sheet, which the new management team from Jefferies has represented that it is committed to maintaining. Additionally, a wholly owned Jefferies is expected to be a source of strength to Leucadia in terms of deal flow and expertise.” Moody’s Investors Service affirmed its ratings of Jefferies, saying it believes that the combination will not add incremental risk to Jefferies, and that, in fact, Leucadia will permanently reduce its risk profile “by instituting stricter disciplines regarding leverage, liquidity and asset concentrations.” Moody’s also said the merger is potentially transformative to Jefferies business model and this creates execution challenges. “Jefferies senior leadership, who will run the combined firm, must implement the new investment strategy at Leucadia while maintaining effective risk controls at Jefferies,” it says. “Leucadia remains exposed to single-name event risks and losses at the Leucadia operations which could lead to concerns amongst customers and counterparties of Jefferies. Executing this merger also presents the risk that Jefferies’ senior leadership will lose some of its focus on the day to day operations of the investment bank.” Nevertheless, Moody’s also placed Leucadia’s ratings under review for possible upgrade too, saying that its review of the rating will focus on the terms and conditions of the transaction, the company’s post close balance sheet, and the degree to which credit quality is enhanced as a result of changes in Leucadia’s investment philosophy. The review will also consider the company’s investment portfolio and the company’s ongoing ability to monetize these investments on a timely basis, it adds. Rating agencies are weighing in on the announcement that U.S. securities firm Jefferies Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Leucadia National Corp. Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, Jefferies’ shareholders (other than Leucadia, which currently owns approximately 28.6% of the Jefferies’ outstanding shares) will receive 0.81 of a share of Leucadia common stock for each share of Jefferies common stock they hold. The merger, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2013, is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by both Leucadia and Jefferies shareholders. Earnings increase for IGM in Q3 Keywords Investment industry Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Investment industry not quite immune to crisis, but resilient Addressing systemic racism in wealth management James Langton read more

Park fire ban to reduce bushfire risk

first_imgPark fire ban to reduce bushfire risk A fire ban is in place for the Kosciuszko, Woomargama and Brindabella national parks ahead of the forecast extreme heatwave in South East NSW this weekend and beyond Australia Day. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Southern Ranges Branch Director, Mick Pettitt said NPWS is concerned about the significant increase in bush fire risk that will result from the heatwave conditions.“The heatwave is expected to commence on Saturday 23rd January and continue through until the middle of next week,” Mr Pettitt said.“The Park Fire Ban are designed to protect the safety of visitors and the reserves from the threat of bushfire and means solid fuel including wood, charcoal and briquettes cannot be used.“While gas, liquid fuel stoves and electric BBQs can be used, provided they are under the control of an adult, clear of flammable materials and there is an adequate supply of water available, visitors should think carefully about the real need to use these during extreme conditions.“The Park Fire Ban applies to all parts of Kosciuszko, Woomargama and Brindabella National Parks, commencing at 7:00am on Saturday the 23rd, continuing through until at least 11:00 pm on Wednesday the 27th,” Mr Pettitt said.“NPWS works closely with the Rural Fire Service in determining the need for various levels of fire restrictions and increase patrols of areas where fire bans are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance,” Mr Pettitt said.Visit the Rural Fire Service website for details on Total Fire Bans.Visit the National Parks and Wildlife Service /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, bushfire, director, Electric, environment, fire, fuel, Government, heatwave, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, Safety, southern, visit, Water, website, wildlife, Woomargamalast_img read more

Report Released into November Darwin – Katherine Blackout

first_imgReport Released into November Darwin – Katherine Blackout NT GovernmentFollowing the system-wide power outage that occurred on the Darwin-Katherine grid on 18 November 2020, Power and Water conducted a comprehensive and independent investigation as required under the System Control Technical Code and provided their final report to the Utilities Commission. This major power disruption incident affected over 49,000 Territorians, for up to around four hours.Today, the findings of this investigation have been released.The investigation outlines key recommendations to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future. A number of actions have been completed and others are underway in order to implement the recommendations. All actions are expected to be completed by August 2021, and Power and Water will provide regular updates to the Minister until all actions are finalised.The Utilities Commission advised that Power and Water’s analysis is comprehensive and recommendations are sound, with nothing further to add.Due to a third party error, the gas supply through the APA pipeline infrastructure was interrupted to the Channel Island Power Station, which resulted in load-shedding to approximately half of the customers on the Darwin-Katherine grid.Key recommendations from the report include:Review arrangements with APA to include requirements related to APA informing Power and Water about the works that can inadvertently affect the supply of gas.Review and improve the coordination of media and public communication of information during an event with Public Utilities Group member agencies: Power and Water; Territory Generation and Jacana Energy.In order to prevent or to reduce the impact of similar incidents occurring the recommendations have been implemented, with the existing arrangements between APA and Power and Water having been reviewed to include the requirement for APA to notify Power and Water of the works conducted on its metering stations or gas pipelines that pose a risk to the gas supply.Another key learning from the event was the need for better communication with customers. From now on Power and Water will coordinate media liaison on behalf of the Public Utilities Group to make sure up to date information is communicated.Quotes from the Minister for Essential Services, Eva Lawler:“Hardworking Territorians, families and businesses deserve stable, reliable and affordable power.“The power-outage which occurred on 18 November 2020 and affected Darwin to Katherine power users was unacceptable and put down to human error from our third party supplier. These issues have been identified and processes have been put in place to make sure this incident does not happen again.“During the course of the outage there were over 35,000 visits to Power and Water’s outage web page, which is equivalent to a six month period of business-as-usual. The team also responded to 3,552 phone calls, 226 emails and 406 Facebook messages during the course of the outage.“I want to thank the dedicated and hardworking staff of Territory Generation and Power and Water Corporation for their efforts to restore power after the outage.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Commission, communication, Darwin, energy, Facebook, future, Government, Human, Impact, incident, infrastructure, investigation, Katherine, Minister, Northern Territory, outage, pipeline, power stationlast_img read more

Aston Martin’s Lagonda will debut in 2021 with an SUV

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Aston Martin‘s new electric luxury Lagonda brand will bow in 2021 with an SUV, the British automaker recently confirmed.Though it teased crowds this year with its Lagonda Vision concept sedan, the brand – designed to take on Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the ultraluxury field – will try to get its footing with what Aston calls the first “luxury battery electric SUV” to hit the market.Aston plans to become an industry pioneer in solid-state battery technology via Lagonda, and further down the road want to offer Level 4 autonomous capabilities in the luxury vehicles. Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A rendering of the 2021 Lagonda superluxury SUV. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Aston Martin’s own upcoming SUV, previewed by the once-upon-a-time DBX concept, is set to launch next year, but will remain distinct from the Lagonda. That utility will use gasoline-driven powertrains only.  center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › advertisement RELATED TAGSAston MartinNewslast_img read more

Your Corner Wrench: Don’t let washer troubles wash out your wallet

first_img Fortunately, low-tech windshield washer systems seldom give us drivers headaches. But when they do, it always seems a waste to pay a licenced tech to fix a simple problem. Truth be told, most washer woes are an easy DIY repair.Nozzles are the most common failure on just about any type of vehicle. These little plastic squirters spend their lives basking in the sun and that’s the key to their downfall. Over time, the resins in the plastic will ‘dry’ out, leaving the nozzle extremely brittle. At this point, all it takes is a slight whack with a snow brush or even your bare hand and you’re left with pieces. Most drivers open the hood, fail to see any easy way to access the nozzle or feed hoses, then close the hood and make a service appointment.For hood-mounted nozzles, few of them are held in place by separate or special fasteners. The nozzles themselves have plastic clips incorporated into their bases. A slight pinch will allow the nozzle to pop up through the hood cutout, making removal easy. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos advertisement Purchasing these little plastic units may provide some sticker shock. For some common makes and models, they can exceed $30 each at the dealership. But aftermarket companies know when there’s a need to be profitably filled, so do a little shopping. Non-factory units can usually be had for half the price at parts stores, but they are often sold in pairs. This means the initial outlay will be the same as buying one from the dealership, but you’ll have the benefit of having a spare. And if one has deteriorated and broken due to its sun-baked age, chances are you’ll need that second one soon, too. RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 You should be replacing your wipers at least once a year.  Supplied / iStock.com via Getty images Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Lorraine Explains: How to change your windshield wipersBut before you can see or access any of this, you need to partially remove any liners under the hood. These are held on with plastic push pins with a wide head, which will pop out with little effort. Mechanics will use a special tool to pry these out without breaking, but you can hack the job with a two-tined barbecue fork. As these sound deadening pads are flexible, you will only have to pop a few of the push pins in order to gain access to the washer nozzles and fluid lines.Washer fluid hoses are held onto their respective spigots and fittings without clamps. The nozzle feed spigot has barbed edges to hold the line in place under the light pressure the pump supplies; if you use a little warm water on the hose and twist before pulling it off, it will pop with little effort and no damage. New, hood-mounted nozzles install from the outside of the hood downwards, and the hoses simply push on. center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceCorner WrenchFeature StoryMaintenanceNew Vehicleslast_img read more

International Photographer And Sculptor To Give Free Lectures At CU-Boulder

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A photographer from Guatemala and a German ceramic sculptor will each present free public talks in November as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder fine arts department’s Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Luis Gonzalez Palma and Kerstin Abraham will speak on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, respectively. Both lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sibell-Wolle Fine Arts Building on the CU-Boulder campus, room N141. Palma currently lives and works in Guatemala City. His photography evokes images of mystery, beauty and suffering, including the beauty and violence that have surrounded the history of the Mayan Indians. He’s held exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Italy and Peru. Visiting Artist Coordinator Valerie Albicker said that during the 1980s, young Guatemalans were greatly influenced by a deadly civil war that cost 200,000 lives. “Such terrorism invades all aspects of society, creating a culture of fear and silence. Palma is interested in capturing the silent communication of a look or gaze,” Albicker said. Abraham is based in Germany. She studied ceramics and sculpture with Gertraud Moehwald and Rolf Szymanski. Her work has been displayed at exhibitions in Belgium, Israel, Sweden, New Zealand, Portugal, Holland and various locations in the United States. The CU-Boulder Visiting Artists Lecture Series has brought artists to campus for over 30 years. Contact Albicker at (303) 492-2539 for more information. Published: Oct. 28, 2002 last_img read more

Search underway to fill vice chancellor for advancement position at CU Boulder

first_imgCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Through a national search, the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a dynamic, data-informed, results-oriented fundraising operations leader to serve in the position of vice chancellor for advancement. This leader will be responsible for the success of Office of Advancement operations and the development of a strong team of advancement and alumni professionals. ApplyNominateThe vice chancellor for advancement reports to CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano. The individual works in collaboration with DiStefano, his executive leadership team, the campus’s shared governance representatives and colleagues at the University of Colorado system and University of Colorado Foundation to set the strategic direction for Advancement.“The work of the vice chancellor for advancement is critical to the future of CU Boulder,” said DiStefano. “Donor and alumni engagement are key to the investment in our students, faculty, research and entire institution. Also, this person will take the lead role for the university as it plans for its 150th anniversary in 2026.”In addition to applications, the university is welcoming nominations of outstanding leaders. Deb Coffin, the previous occupant of the role, retired in February and Derek Bellin has served in the position on an interim basis. A search committee has begun its work to have the hire in place by July 1. Published: March 31, 2021 Hiring committeeInterim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences​ Jim White, ChairEllen Balaguer, CU Foundation trusteeJohn Barrall, senior program manager for donor relations and special events David Carpenter, assistant dean for advancement, College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School and University LibrariesPakou Cha, director of advancement human resourcesRyan Chreist, assistant vice chancellor and executive director, Alumni AssociationAmanda Hopkins, principal giftsEric Horner, assistant dean for advancement, Research & Innovation OfficeTrisha McKean, assistant dean for advancement, Leeds School of BusinessMarcus Palas, senior director of development, University of Colorado AthleticsMikhy Ritter, CU Foundation trusteeMary Beth Searles, assistant dean for advancement, College of Media, Communication and InformationMatt Young, assistant dean for advancement, College of Engineering and Applied ScienceMoneer Greenbaum, senior director of development, Parent Giving and Boulder advancement programs Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more