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NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Apparel giant VF Corp, the company behind such popular brands as Wrangler jeans and Timberland boots, is adopting sourcing policies to eliminate products that contribute to deforestation and human rights violations, it said on Monday.

The new policies, which affect its sources of wood pulp, come amid strong demand for performance wear that uses wood based rayon and viscose fabrics, said Letitia Webster, VF vice president of global corporate sustainability.

VF is the latest in a growing number of apparel companies to commit to investigate its supply chain for products from destructive regions and stop using those sources by the end of 2017.

“What we’re trying to do is one, the right thing, but two, as one of the largest apparel and footwear companies in the world, we’re also trying to help lead and really help create demand for more sustainably, responsibly sourced materials,” Webster told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“When we actually move our sourcing in that direction, it is a big market signal that we want that type of product,” she said. “If the consumer finds out that VF is doing this, then that’s great. That’s icing on the cake.”

VF said it aims to eliminate sources of products that contribute to the loss of ancient and endangered forests or rights taken from indigenous people and local communities. The initiative affects sourcing of fabrics and of paper, particularly that is used in packaging.

Along with Timberland and Wrangler, other VF brands include The North Face, which makes well known outerwear, Lee jeans maker, Vans shoes and Nautica fashions. VF reported 2016 revenues of $12 billion.

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Webster said.

“When a player as big as VF steps forward on these kinds of issues, suppliers take notice and so do governments,” said Nicole Rycroft, executive director of Canopy, an environmental non profit that worked with VF on its sourcing guidelines.

“They’re sending the signal that customers and companies expect sustainable fiber that’s clear of conflict and ecological risk,” Rycroft told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Production of wood pulp can involve clearing forests to build eucalyptus or acacia plantations and taking land traditionally used by indigenous communities, campaigners say.

“Traditional communities or indigenous communities not being adequately consulted or having free, prior informed consent over their lands being developed for paper products, for pulp that feeds into the fashion industry, is fairly widespread,” said Rycroft.

The issue of deforestation is particularly acute in Indonesia, a major producer of wood pulp, and in colder climates where old growth forests are logged for pulp milled for fabric and paper.

“There’s 120 million trees that disappear into clothing every year, into rayon and viscose. A significant amount of that comes from endangered forest landscape,” Rycroft said.

Demand for rayon and viscose has increased, she said, from five years ago when an estimated 70 million trees went into the supply chain.

Rayon, sometimes called the poor man’s silk, is inexpensive and flexible, adding to its popularity, she said.

Companies that recently have adopted similar policies toward sourcing of wood based products include L Brands, parent of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, H Zara,
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In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis set the world record for the fastest thru hike of the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail, which she hiked in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. During a thru hike, hikers stay on or very near the trail for the duration of the trip, only hiking off the trail to restock supplies and food.

In doing so, she became the first ever female record holder for the trail. She was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012, and is a former Ironman triathlete and collegiate tennis player. Pharr Davis, who hiked the trail from north to south, hiked at a pace of 46 miles per day.

We caught Pharr Davis in Kansas, where she and her husband Brew and daughter Charley are on a journey to hike in all 50 states.

You first hiked the entire Appalachian Trail at age 21, and then you hiked it again in 2008, setting the women’s world record, and most recently in 2011, when you set the overall world record. How were those hikes different from each other?The hike I took when I was 21 probably changed me more than any other trek. It was my first long distance hike. Being 21, I was very impressionable and I think the trail taught me a lot of lessons as far as the allure of simplicity and silence and solitude and quality relationships and really changed my priorities. As much as I changed, I also felt like the trail really had been such an amazing feature and there were still lessons to be learned so that’s why I went back. I went back and back before I even thought about the record.

When did trying to set the new record first cross your mind?

My goal is to have a lifelong relationship with the trail and those major life changes off the trail that affect my own on trail experience. When I got married, I didn’t want to be away from my home or my husband as long. I’ve always had an interest in endurance sports and athletics. I felt like it’d be a really new and different way to experience the trail and to try and pass my limits in the form of a record. The time frame was a lot more family friendly (laughing).

Your husband Brew was your race support when you set the record. How did you two meet? How did you talk him into being your support?

He was friends with my older brother. Brew loves the outdoors and he likes to hike, but when we got married, he was like “I’m not sure that’s really me (to hike the entire Appalachian Trail) so I want you to follow your heart and your dreams and I’ll just help you and I can hike here and there.” He came up with the idea of the supported hike because he didn’t want to do the whole trail with me. That sounded great to me to have help along the way.

I’ve heard you like to call the record more of a “love story” because of Brew being your support. What makes you say that?

When I think about the record in the summer of 2011, I get a lot of recognition and the athletic accomplishment gets a lot of attention, but I know I would’ve quit without Brew. I tried to quit and he wouldn’t let me. When I think about the story, it has as much or more to do with his selflessness and his support than my athleticism. There’s other people who have the physical capabilities to set a trail record, but I think the support was really unique.

Also it was special because before this, the record had always been set by men. Not only was I a woman, but having my husband helping me along the way he knew me really well and gender roles were really reversed in a way that is good for people to see. It’s good for people to see husbands supporting their wives. I think there’s a lot more to the story than athleticism.

It’s been really sweet. One of the motivating factors behind the record was the knowledge that I wanted to be a mother. I knew that having a child would be very different and I would probably be going slow for a long time. I thought it was a great window, or a great season to just leave it all on the trail and go fast, go far. I knew for a long time it would be going slow and savoring every step. I still go outside as much as I did before, but it’s very different. It’s day hikes or single overnights. Now we’re stopping to change diapers or nurse on the trail, so it’s very different. Pretty soon she’ll want to be toddling or walking down the trail or playing more outside her carrier.

Brew and I would both like to section hike the entire Appalachian Trail, in pieces, and there’s a lot of other long distance trails that eventually I’d like to hike. We did the Colorado Trail in 2009. I’ve also done the Pacific Crest Trail. I haven’t done the entire Continental Divide Trail. That’d be nice to become a triple crowner (someone who has thru hiked the Appalchian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail). Something for the next 40 or 50 years. I feel like I have time. Brew just started working with me this summer, which has allowed us to do this national book tour. Our goal is to hike and speak in all 50 states. Colorado will be the 26th.

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which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture, said companies that operate in states where pot is legal are not in compliance with TSX listing requirements and could face a delisting review. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama era guidance known as the Cole Memorandum that suggested that the federal government would not intervene in states where the marijuana is legal, allowing legalization to flourish in states including California and Florida. Sessions said in the January memo that he would leave it to federal prosecutors in states where cannabis is legal to decide how aggressively to enforce federal law.

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Bear told News 10 he still felt no one was on his side. He said, “you lose contact with the outside world, prison is a world all to itself. And there is it not a lot to look forward to when you see the visiting days come and you don’t get a lot of visits, you just feel inside that people don’t know you exist.”

But friends, like Doug, with the humanity of prisoners knew bear existed. “After 10 15 and 20 years friends and family peel off and pretty soon they have nobody. And to have somebody like us who are right there and do it right now, who always promptly respond. I think it means the world to them and I think as you are seeing we mean the world to us,” said Doug Tjapkes, President of Humanity of Prisoners and friend of Johnson. “The real help that we do is that we care, we respond and we do it immediately, and we’re always there for them,” he added.

“They didn’t just help get me out, they’re here for me today and that means a lot to me,” said Bear. Leaving prison was a culture shock. “The whole world has passed me by. I see everywhere I go people have phones, they didn’t have that before, the bus rides were different. My whole life is going to change right now.”

He said he will start with learning technology. But his main goal is to get a job in either healthcare where he worked as a therapeutic died clerk in prison since 1980. He said he is a certified dietary aid. Or as a baker, where he worked in the prisons food system. “It actually started out as something to do something to keep me busy, as it’s something that I love to do now. One of those two fields I intended to do” said Johnson.

Bear said his time in prison did teach him the most important life lesson. “I’ve grown up, I’ve become a man in prison. Even though I was married and had children, I was not a grown man. I grew up in prison,” said Bear.

Tjapkes said that moving forward he is seeking parole reform. He said that he would like to see “model prisoners” released as soon as they are eligible or parole.

The family of Sam Baum did not want Bear released. His wife, Rose Baum, attended several hearings to ask that he be kept in prison for the rest of his life. She died in 2015.

Tuesday Letang spoke to the son, Howard Baum, who described the system as “tainted.” Howard was 12 years old when his father was killed, and after attending multiple hearings where he heard Johnson claim it was an accident, he said he’s “not buying it.”
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That’s because on October 10, the St. Anthony City Council dealt a death blow to the Village’s redevelopment plans, rejecting its vision of building 712 new units on grounds that it will be too dense.

St. Anthony defines “high density” as 25 40 units per acre. The Village wanted all of its market rate and senior housing units to be built at the maximum 40 per acre, and a separate building of 97 affordable housing units to be at 51.3. However, the City Council decided both rates were far too high, adopting a that the project could have at most just 25 units per acre.

It is “not remotely possible” for the Village to cut density by a whopping 40 percent, says the Village president Brad Hoyt. He blames the council for springing the new limitation on him the very night of their vote, “out of the blue.”

“My team has been having meetings with the city for more than two years. Density was never an issue for the city,” Hoyt says. “City staff told us they didn’t want to constrain the design and were not imposing any limits, as long as infrastructure needs were met. In fact, we were specifically told, ‘more density was better.'”

“Suddenly, city staff and council are saying 25 units per acre is the maximum density they want to see at the site. If the restrictions now regarding density would have been in place then, we would have walked away. There are 97 families who would still be in their homes.”

St. Anthony City Manager Mark Casey confirmed that the city did not express its preference for 25 units per acre prior to October 10. But he says this was because the Village submitted its final proposal too late.

“The council can’t make an appropriate decision until it sees the developer’s proposal,” Casey says. “The developer didn’t provide a revised proposal until October 2, so the council made the determination during the public meeting on October 10, after hearing testimony that evening.”

In the beginning, city staff asked the Village to estimate the maximum density it would need, so the Village created a preliminary sketch. Staff concluded it had a capacity for 1,000 units.

The Village then came up with a concept plan for 54 units per acre, which the city in its Environmental Assessment Worksheet deemed “fit with the general vision outlined for the property in Comprehensive Plan.”

Earlier this year, the city objected that the plan was not well prepared for flooding, so the Village added a park and underground stormwater storage. When that pushed one building’s height up to 14 stories, the public pushed back, and the Village opted instead to purchase more land and spread out the units.

In August, the Village submitted a proposal to the city’s Planning Commission, asking to increase density from 40 to 48 units per acre. The commission denied that increase, but made no indication at the time that the Village would actually be expected to slash density down to 25 units per acre.

Had the project been approved, nonprofit developer Aeon would have been put in charge of the 97 affordable housing units on site.

Per a settlement agreement between the Village, Aeon, former Lowry Grove tenant activist Antonia Alvarez, and the Lowry Grove Residents Association, all former mobile park residents would have the opportunity to return to the newly built housing with the assistance of a six figure donation from the Village.

Hoyt says he never wanted or expected to run a mobile home park, but the St. Anthony City Council didn’t leave him a choice. The Village currently has a license for 86 RVs and 97 manufacturered homes with an annual right to renew, so that’s what he’s running with for now.

“By rejecting our development plans, they denied any economically viable redevelopment on the property. Without a redevelopment option we began exploring all ways to cover carrying costs and to put the property to use. . At this point, that is our only option.”
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) A University of Tennessee professor warned homeowners about the dangers of living in the Smoky Mountains. Henri Grissino Mayer studies the history of forest fires and believes another big wildfire could happen.

Grissino Mayer said trees tell a story. The burn scars on a tree trunk keeps a record, each burn line representing a different wildfire. He said fires used to happen pretty frequently, but they stopped in the southeast in 1934.

Eighty years worth of unburnt fuel was left on the forest floor before the Gatlinburg fires. It was a catastrophic event Grissino Mayer worried would happen one day.

“Without fire, the trees are much more dense and the forests are choked with fuel,” he explained.

He said this makes the Smoky Mountains a fire prone ecosystem, and it can only be described as an explosive community. Now, it is a place in which homeowners are trying to rebuild.

“You’ve got explosive fuels right up against the edge of these communities,” statedGrissino Mayer.

According to him, homes and business are not only surrounded by fuel but they are also made of it. An ordinance signed by the City of Gatlinburg in January allowed structures to be rebuilt the same way.

“They are all packed together as tightly as they were. It’s fire dominoes. They will just go up in smoke. saw something similar happen in 2013 when a fire in Pigeon Forge destroyed dozens of cabins.

“And guess what? They’re rebuilding,” said Grissino Mayer.

He hopes people will realize what they are living in, but he fears something like this will happen again.

“Eventually, nature is going to say, ‘Got to do something with all these fuels. Time to burn them.’ did not say whether or not he would live in Gatlinburg. However, he said if he were to, he would think about using composite materials that are more fire resistant. He also hopes the City of Gatlinburg passes an ordinance that would prevent any fire dominoes.

WATE 6 On Your Side reached out to Sevier County for their comment on the professor’s fears.

They said, “Sevier County adheres to the 2012 International Building Codes, which are the same codes Knox County uses.”

The City of Gatlinburg has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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For the second time in 10 days, a truck hit the 100th Street overpass at northbound US 131 in Byron Township. A vehicle carrying a mobile home scraped the bottom of the bridge on Monday afternoon, Jan. 22.

There were shards of debris on the side of the road, said Stacy Peterson, who arrived on scene shortly after the collision.

“I took pictures of the big chunks of whatever it is that must’ve fallen off the truck,” Peterson said. “But there was no trucks or trailers to be found.”

The truck didn’t stop at the scene and was pulled over near College Avenue in Grand Rapids, said John Richard, MDOT spokesperson.

“So it looks like a hit and run, they tried to get away,” Richard said. “But no additional damage was done to the bridge.”

The impact from the Jan. 13 collision by two semi trucks, owned by an out of state transport company, knocked both steel beams off the north and south ends of the bridge.

“We’re going to go for the insurance money to cover the damage to the bridge,” Richard said. “But, of course, that’s not going to pay for any replacement or upgrades to the bridge, which will exceed probably $10 15 million.”

MDOT hopes to split the cost with Byron Township and the Kent County Road Commission, he said. The three groups will meet Wednesday morning to discuss costs and if they will renovate or replace the bridge.

“We’re looking at design, but the biggest issue is ordering those steel beams will take at least six months,” Richard said. “We want to get the bridge open as quickly as possible, so all offers are on the table right now.”

J H Family Stores says the closure is hurting local businesses already.

“About 40 percent of our business is down,” said Sue Hensley, cashier at J H. “A lot [of our customers] come from over the bridge. There’s a bunch of businesses on the other side, and they usually stop in before they go to work or lunch.”
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And high net worth travelers often have a lot more to be concerned about than terrorism.

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Developed in partnership between Helios and Matheson Analytics, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze big data, and Red Zone, creator of an app that maps crime data, Zone Intelligence offers packages ranging in price from $29.99 to $150,000, according to Helios CEO Ted Farnsworth, who said he came up with the idea on a trip to Israel.

The basic package offers an analytical report on your destination and access to a 24 hour hotline.

“Say you are going to Israel, or Turkey, or some other place in the Middle East,” Farnsworth said. “We’ll do a whole dossier for you about what kind of security issues there are. You get a full blown report by email. It’s usually about 30 pages long and it tells you everything about what’s going on economically to whether there have been uprisings, rioting, what hotels are threatened.”

Starting in the $5,000 range, he said, are services that include on the ground, armed “human assets” and people who can come in and “extract” you from a dangerous situation.

He expects the most popular package to be the one for $499, which includes geotracking that alerts a team if, for instance, you go out of your designated zones. That can also provide geofencing, which enables Zone to put a virtual fence around, say, a traveling child, so the parents can be alerted about the child’s whereabouts or potential trouble.

While there are other ways via Google and smartphones for families and travelers to track each other’s whereabouts in real time, Farnsworth says Zone Intelligence is the only service he is aware of that brings together the intelligence and real time technology with more traditional on location physical assistance.

For that, Zone works with the global security firm Viollis Group International

“The key factor in effective global safety is proper security proportionate to the risk, which is heightened when protecting corporations and high net worth individuals,” Viollis CEO Paul Viollis said last week in a press release about the launch of Zone. “A company is only as good as its intel, and the reliability of that intel is paramount.”

Farnsworth said he has not yet worked out any formal arrangements for paying commissions to travel agents but added he has begun conversations with some agencies.
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DETROIT Fiat Chrysler executives say they are straightening out software problems with the automaker’s nine speed automatic transmission, but nagging issues persist.

FCA US will notify owners of 2014 15 Cherokees and some 2015 Chrysler 200s in mid to late February that they may return to dealerships to have updated transmission software installed.

An FCA US spokeswoman said the transmission software reflash is “intended to keep the vehicle performing as intended, and to prevent durability issues from occurring in the future.”

The reflash available at dealerships now by consumer request applies to all Cherokees and to 200s with 2.4 liter inline four engines.

FCA US introduced the nine speed transmission for front wheel drive vehicles in late 2013 on the 2014 Cherokee. The Cherokee’s launch was delayed three months by the transmission software’s troublesome coordination of the engine and the disconnecting all wheel drive system.

The automaker has added the transmission to the redesigned 200 and the new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.

Speaking to reporters last month, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the transmission lacked “mature” software when it launched in 2013 on the Cherokee.

Of the more than 230 complaints about the 2014 Cherokee listed on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s database, more than half 120 involved the SUV’s powertrain.

The complaints date from shortly after the SUV launched in October 2013 until last month. NHTSA has not launched a formal investigation. The powertrain complaints listed did not result in crashes, injuries or deaths.

The transmission problems appear to be improving. FCA plans to use the nine speed in almost all of its fwd based vehicles, including the 2015 Renegade and 500X. Others are more mundane, such as malfunctioning indicator lights.

Marchionne told reporters last month at the Detroit auto show that the “teething problems” the company experienced when it launched the 2014 Cherokee are narrowing in scope.

The pace at which Fiat Chrysler dealers are replacing nine speed transmissions in consumer vehicles has remained fairly constant, averaging between 12 and 15 a week, according to dealer part orders.

“We have had to do an inordinate amount of intervention on that transmission, surely beyond what any of us had forecast,
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” Marchionne said. “There are things that we have done that we continue to do. Our proactive customer care intervention has actually increased in intensity on these vehicles in 2014, especially in the second half.”

Marchionne acknowledged that problems with the nine speed which was developed by and licensed from ZF Friedrichshafen have not been mechanical or about its innovative design. Instead, software continues to be the issue, Marchionne said.

In January 2014, the executive in charge of ensuring that the nine speed’s software operated correctly left what was then Chrysler Group. Mircea Gradu had been head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering for the automaker. He now works for Hyundai Motor America as director of engineering and quality.

“It’s the refinement of those issues, as opposed to anything else,” Marchionne said. “There’s nothing substantial. It’s just a nuisance, and I don’t like it.”

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There are several states in the country that require annual vehicle inspections. Pennsylvania is one of those states. Mechanics like Chad Fadely say that’s a good thing.

“It’s very important for the vehicles that we’re driving on the road today, be inspected and be in safe operating condition. These things are four thousand pounds of metal and if you can’t stop them or steer them, somebody’s going to get hurt,” said Chad Fadely Service Manager at Fadely’s Auto Masters inYork County.

Fadely says his shop conducts at least 10 to 15 inspections a week. It’s during these inspections that Fadley says one of the biggest issues they find are that the brakes are worn out.

“We took these off a vehicle last week and you can see here the friction material is completely worn off this brake pad and if you look on the order, a lot of these rotors today are starting to come apart and if the brake friction material is not touching metal correctly it’s like a tire that’s not touching the road correctly. It’s not enough friction to stop the car,” added Fadely.

But Senator John Wozniak wants to reintroduce legislation to eliminate inspections for the first two years of a new car purchase. “I do not consider my bill a danger to the motoring public,” he added in a statement to FOX43.

But Fadely disagrees. “New cars can have problems also. There’s recalls all the time. There’s a recall out right now for air bags that are blowing up in the vehicles. You know, that’s a safety concern as well.”

Wozniak’s bill will be introduced in 2015.

LOL, such ignorance on the value of safety inspections. You think the naysayers are experts who study the data and have meetings to discuss how to reduce mechanical failures that result in wrecks and breakdowns. But naw, they just looking for conspiracies to take ya money because we all know that is the clear motive of requiring safety inspections.

Bald tires on that truck or bus mean nothing. That shimmy in the steering will go away;
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the car is just cold. The rusted frame on my vehicle means that I will get killed in a minor wreck and I okay with that (except when my kids are in the car). If there is a leak in the gas tank and oil pan, that okay because we don need alligators in the storm drains. Alligators are what really killing the fish. We also love the sweet smell of fumes while waiting at drive thrus and traffic lights, so emissions inspections HAVE to be a crock.

what part of only on NEW car purchases and only for the first two years Didn you understand? I agree inspections are a good thing and needed. But not in the first two years. The better question is why do we need a emission sticker? That a cash grab by the state. Why not do away with the sticker? Cash grab that why. At $5 a sticker, that a lot of money that doesn need to be spent.

It is not the inspections that get me, it is the emissions testing. It is only required in some counties and not in others. It is expensive and is worthless not needed. If you have a check engine lite on then your car should be made to have the reason for that code to be repaired if it is an emissions code. Yes they can be canceled out by a code reader but then by the same token,a car in a county without testing can get inspected with a light on. It is not fair for some to have to pay that extra money and not all. It costs too much and is only a money making scam for the state.

Ask to see what they won to replace and why. I show every customer there parts and there car and show them why. No problems then. When it comes to emissions if your engine light is on it fails and has to be fixed. Ask to see your old parts and take them. Not all technicians are thieves. Same as the dentist. Why did I just have to pay 3200 dollars for a crown that cost 85$ to make. That a racket. Talk about being ripped off. And I don drive that around thousands of people. And kids. Cars have to be safe.

All of you people are crazy, if you knew what you are looking at you would understand the dangers of not having at least a safety inspection. I AM a technician, I have seen cars with 20,000 miles with brakes nearly as bad as the ones shown, tires down to the cords (which actually hold a tire together and make it drivable) and shocks that are leaking the oil that makes them work. If people only understood the concept of how many things can kill them on their own cars they would have everything serviced and wouldn mind an inspection. All Ford Dealers have a FREE multi point inspection that you can have done with a typical oil change to make sure your car will pass inspection. You car will need to have the parts sooner or later and easily 75% of people have no idea what they are looking at when it comes to their own vehicles.

I been working on cars for 23 yrs. Just because the car is to years old doesn mean it doesn have 60,
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000 miles or more on it. I see that everyday. New cars with 50 plus thousands miles on them. People travel use them for work and drive a lot. I had cars with 80 thousands miles on them and only 2 yrs old. That a lot of brakes and tires in 2 yrs. If you don work on cars day in and day out you have no idea how many piece of craps are on the roads right beside you and your family. Cars that are unsafe in ways but can fail state inspection yet because of the gray areas in the laws. More then half the cars on the road are unsafe to a point and need fixing but people won because it passes inspection now. But 2 months down the road It could kill your kids. Don be stupid and take that away. You don have any clue because you don see it everyday.

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I am experiencing the EXACT same problem. I have been hearing that damned beep each time a new IE window is opened. And since about the same time that you began hearing it. Have you gotten any additional advice or had success in selectively removing this? I have reinstalled IE after removing it from the registry as suggested on m$ web site. I have surfed my registry obsessively. I also used ad aware and run the whole Norton shebang. Here are the symptoms: usually the beep is not heard when you launch IE the very first time. Afterwards, you will hear the system beep whenever you open a new IE window (by pressing Ctrl N) or start IE fresh. This only happens in IE and not in other browsers. The beep was gone! Then I went back to the startup manager and turn back groups of startup programs ( I had 26 of them). To make the story short, the beep was isolated to a program called AcctMgr actually the Password Manager in Norton System Works 2004. If you have it running, you can turn it off by right clicking its icon in the system tray and select exit (or something like that. Mine is a Chinese version so I don’t know the exact word used in the English version). Now start IE again; the beep will be gone. Now it’s nice to be so quiet. If you don’t want to use Startup Faster 2004, you can use msconfig built into Windows itself. The Norton program may not be the only program that will cause the beep but trouble shooting it should be similar. Good luck.

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This gosh darn beep has been bothering me for about 2 months now. You may notice,
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Thermalin Inc. of Cleveland said it has raised $17.5 million in Series A financing and has formed a partnership with French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, which led the funding round, to develop insulin therapies for people with diabetes.

The funding round includes participation from Tokyo fund JSR mblVC LifeScience Investment Limited Partnership; Green Park Golf Ventures of Dallas; Thermalin’s existing investors; and other undisclosed investors, Thermalin said in a news release issued on Thursday, Sept. 28.

CEO Richard Berenson said in a phone interview that the company has 17 people in research and development in Cleveland, and plans to raise that total to 25 “as quickly as we can.” The nature of the company’s work means it has a “high standard” for hiring, Berenson said, but he’s confident Thermalin will be able to attract the researchers it needs.

Thermalin says it’s developing insulin therapies for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Its preclinical programs include ultra rapid acting insulin, insulins that never need refrigeration, glucose responsive insulin, and a once a week insulin patch. The company’s new molecular designs are the creation of Dr. Michael Weiss at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and are licensed exclusively to Thermalin.

Thermalin’s R team is based at the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center in Cleveland. It has a business office in Waban, Mass.

The collaboration with Sanofi is designed to “discover and develop novel, engineered insulin analogues,” according to the release. The Cleveland company said the collaboration builds on Thermalin’s existing technology, “which alters the insulin molecule to achieve greater therapeutic performance.”

Berenson said in a statement that the company’s candidate therapies “have the potential to lower the burden of insulin therapy and thereby improve adherence and outcomes.”

The funding and collaboration with Sanofi “will accelerate and broaden Thermalin’s discovery capabilities and will support a shared commitment to bringing much needed therapies to diabetes patients,” the company said in the release.

Philip Larsen, global head of diabetes research and translational medicine at Sanofi, added, “We believe that Thermalin’s expertise and capabilities will significantly augment our own deep experience in insulin and enable Sanofi to remain a leader in bringing innovative and beneficial insulin therapies to patients.”

Thermalin said it estimates the collaboration “could generate . up to $788 million in equity investments, milestone payments and research and development services, of which $9 million has already been received as an upfront licensing fee and an initial equity investment.”

Sanofi will assume the clinical development costs of the insulin programs and pay royalties on commercial sales of products, Thermalin said in the release.
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The three story building not only houses Mrs O’Hanlon’s collection but is also where the dresses are designed and handmade. The walls are covered with examples of her designs from fashion shoots taken over the years.

Colleague Charlotte Evans said “Since announcing the closure, our phones haven’t stopped ringing with customers requesting orders.”

At the time, the new business was featured in the Oxford Mail, when Mrs O’Hanlon said she wanted to establish “a pleasant place where people feel they can just look”.

Mrs O’Hanlon grew up in Kent and studied geography at St Anne’s College in Oxford.

After making clothes for friends and tutors she took up freelance dressmaking when she graduated after being taught by her mother.

AnnaBelinda began life in 1970, in Park End Street before moving to Gloucester Green.

Shortly after, Ms Woodhead left the business to move to Italy with her partner.

AnnaBelinda employs about 11 people and has stuck to its distinctive style, ranging from tea dresses to flamboyant ballgowns and wedding dresses amid the emergence of mini skirts and power suits.
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After 40 years as one of southeast Louisiana’s most beloved and respected television journalists, WWL TV morning news anchor Sally Ann Roberts will anchor her last Eyewitness Morning News shows Wednesday.

“I appreciate the time that I spent here, the friends that I made, and this wonderful community,” she said. “After much thought and prayer, I decided that it’s time to begin a new chapter in my life. I don’t know what the future holds but I look forward to continuing to serve this community in the years to come and spend more time with my grandchildren.”

For more than 40 years, Roberts has worked to communicate positive stories to south Louisiana television viewers, while also doing what she can to strengthen and inspire her audience in ways both on air and off. In the process, she has also become one of the most popular and recognizable faces on local television, as the beloved co anchor of Channel 4’s Eyewitness Morning News and a valued member of the top news reporting staff in New Orleans.

“When you hear the name Sally Ann, it represents all that is good about mornings in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana,” said WWL TV President and General Manager Tod Smith. “She has reached that rare status of being an icon.”

Roberts joined the staff of WWL TV on March 31, 1977, the same week as her morning co anchor, Eric Paulsen. As a City Hall reporter, she covered city government during the administrations of Moon Landrieu, Ernest “Dutch” Morial and Sidney Barthelemy. In 1988, she was a lead reporter on Channel 4’s breaking news coverage of the Cabildo fire. In 1998, she was part of the reporting team that earned WWL TV the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news. She has played a key role in coverage of virtually every hurricane, election, special event and Mardi Gras celebration during her 40 years at the station.

Certainly, her most cherished accomplishment occurred in the fall of 2012 when she donated her bone marrow to her sister Robin Roberts, the ABC News “Good Morning America” co anchor who was suffering from a life threatening disease called MDS. Throughout the process, Sally Ann and Robin made a conscious decision to use their personal story to highlight the need for more bone marrow donors, through the “Be the Match” campaign. Both appeared in news stories (on WWL TV and nationally), produced public service announcements and made public appearances at local donor recruitment drives. Their story triggered an outpouring of support from across the nation. In the months following the initial appeal, more than 44,000 people joined the Be The Match Registry. In 2012 and 2013, Sally Ann and WWL TV produced stories each month highlighting local donors and donor success stories. The station organized a phone bank during the morning news, to take viewer questions about the bone marrow and organ donor process, and sign up donors; and several public events were organized to recruit donors. The donor rolls locally grew by thousands of people as a result of the coverage. Both sisters also encouraged donors by speaking at conferences ranging from the National Conference of Be The Match in Minneapolis to the STEM Cell Conference at The Vatican.

READ MORE: Tearful Robin Roberts, WWL TV viewers react to Sally Ann’s announcement

That personal story which put her family (which also includes a sister, Dorothy, and brother, Butch) in the headlines was just one of thousands Sally Ann Roberts has reported on over the years. While she has covered the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina (which claimed her home and most of her personal belongings) as well as countless other disasters, crimes and controversies, true to her character, she says she most enjoys reporting good news. For more than 10 years, she produced reports on “Quiet Heroes,” volunteers in the community who are helping others. Her Quiet Hero reports took on added poignancy after Katrina. Her subjects included a teenager who used his Boy Scout skills to save his family as flood waters engulfed their home and men who rescued their neighbors sweltering attics or clinging to street signs. Then there were the many stories of rebuilding in which volunteers locally and from around the world worked to restore homes and lives.

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the non profit organization has recruited, screened, trained and placed hundreds of mentors in schools and organizations across the metro area.

For her work in the community, Roberts has received countless awards and recognition over the years, including from the Young Leadership Council, Urban League, YWCA, Junior League, Toastmasters International, Kiwanis International, The Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, New Orleans Black Social Workers, The Children’s Defense Fund and The New Orleans Conference for Community and Justice (formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews.)

Professionally, she has earned lifetime achievement honors from the Press Club of New Orleans and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, and was part of the team which was honored with the Edward R. Murrow, George Foster Peabody and duPont Columbia awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

For nearly two decades on Channel 4 in the 1990s and early 2000s, Roberts also hosted a Saturday morning talk show for teenagers, “Our Generation.” Once again, she used this on air platform to highlight the positive work of local young people, giving them a voice for their concerns and also spotlight the good work being done by student journalists, actors, musicians and athletes. Young people who appeared on that program are now working around the country as journalists, educators, engineers and other professions. Roberts is happy to say she knew them “when” and it is another example of her “paying it forward,” by inspiring the next generation.

As an Air Force “brat,” Roberts traveled extensively as a child. She was born in Chandler, Arizona to Lucimarian and Colonel Lawrence Roberts, a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. She spent her childhood on the move, living in many cities throughout the country including abroad in Izmir, Turkey. When she was a junior in high school, her family settled in Biloxi, Mississippi at Keesler Air Force Base. She graduated from Biloxi High School and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Aside from her career in the media, she is often in high demand as a motivational speaker across the country. Her audiences range from faith based organizations to the corporate world including VITAS (National Black Nursing Association).

After being a widow for five years, Roberts married Ron Nabonne in 2007. She is the proud mother of three children and grandmother of four.

A passage from her most recent book helps illustrate the way that her friends and colleagues feel she uses the power of words and communication to help others. “On days where dark clouds hang low and ominous, where life’s stresses and woes seem like an unending downpour, like nothing but dread looms on the horizon, sometimes all it takes is a kind thought and word to light the way through the gloom.” For more than 40 years, while often covering the gloom and ominous stories that can make up the news business, Roberts has been a beacon of light and hope to her viewers and co workers.

“Certainly we’ll miss her, but we are all the better for having had the chance to know her, work with her and most of all, be inspired by her,” Smith said.
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WHY CHICKENS? That was the question. To biologist Dr Ursula Munro, a fellow scientist’s suggestion they investigate whether chickens could sense the Earth’s magnetic field seemed nonsensical.

“I ridiculed the idea,” says Ursula, an ecologist and expert on animal behaviour at the University of Technology, Sydney. “A built in magnetic compass makes sense in migratory birds, which must find their way across huge distances. But chickens? They don’t move far; why would they need it?”

Since the 1960s, scientists have confirmed that more than 20 migratory species of bird use the Earth’s magnetic field to help them find their way. In the early 2000s, Ursula herself found that the tiny Tasmanian silvereye navigates magnetically during its annual migrations up the Australian coast.

It seemed that species that took part in long haul travel were uniquely equipped for this task. Which was why, in 2004, Ursula was dismissive when Dr Raf Freire, then at the University of New England, NSW, suggested testing chickens to see if they too had the knack. Nevertheless, she agreed to collaborate with Raf on a series of experiments using young chickens.

What emerged from that research astonished not only Ursula but also the wider scientific community. “I was gobsmacked,” she says.

Early theory of bird navigation

One of the first people to suggest that inanimate objects could exert a force on living creatures was Franz Mesmer, an 18th century Austrian physician, although his theory of ‘animal magnetism’ soon fell out of favour.

Then, in the 1950s, scientists noted that caged European robins, which normally migrate southward in autumn, would assemble at the southern end of their cages in the appropriate season.

This and subsequent investigations by him and his wife, Roswitha, proved beyond doubt that birds can detect magnetic fields and use them to orient themselves.

These days we know that birds are not the only creatures that can do this. Snails, fruit flies, bees, butterflies, salamanders, newts, lobsters, frogs, bats, salmon, trout, whales, sea turtles and the mole rat of East Africa can,
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While the evidence that these creatures can sense and use the Earth’s magnetic field is pretty conclusive, how exactly they do it and what organs they use to do so are the subjects of fiercely competitive research around the world.

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Raf, who now lectures in animal behaviour at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW, says this makes it an exciting field to be working in. “A lot of important discoveries are happening very quickly,” he says. “You can feel the race to try and nail down what the mechanisms are.”

Scientists speculate that animals have two distinct magnetic sensing mechanisms in their bodies, each with a different function. In birds, both of these magneto receptors are believed to be in the head. It’s not known if they work simultaneously, independently or jointly.

However, as the Wiltschkos suggested in a 2005 paper, one of the receptors probably acts as a magnetometer which measures magnetic intensity and the other as a compass. In animals, this action could be based on two magnetically sensitive forms of iron oxide magnetite and maghemite. Particles of these minerals in an animal’s body align themselves with a magnetic field, affecting cells around them and thus firing off signals to the brain.

Many bird species have tiny bundles of these minerals in the upper beak region, and Raf has found that anaesthetising the nerves in this region impairs a bird’s capacity to sense a magnetic field. Different geographic features and zones have differing magnetic intensities.

As a bird flies over them during a migration, its magnetometer may detect these anomalies and enable it to compile a mental map of magnetic signposts for future use.

The second mechanism, the compass, may indicate direction. But unlike a conventional compass, it doesn’t distinguish between north and south; it tells the bird only where a pole is and where the equator is.

As Ursula says: “It doesn’t matter whether a bird is in the Southern or Northern hemisphere, in autumn it knows it needs to go equator wards.”

How birds us magnetism as a compass

Here’s how scientists think the avian compass works. The organs for this mechanism are believed to be in the right eye, but perhaps in the left eye also. Research indicates this magneto receptor may be based on pigment proteins in the retina known as cryptochromes.

The Earth’s magnetic field seems to induce a chemical reaction in these proteins when certain light wavelengths (mostly blue) strike the retina. This results in signals being sent from the eye to the brain via the optic nerve. Some scientists believe this may mean a bird can actually see the magnetic field.

The Earth is one vast magnet, with its magnetic poles situated close to the geographic poles. Magnetic field lines extend away from the Earth at the South Magnetic Pole, travel north and plunge back into the planet at the North Magnetic Pole. So at the poles, the lines appear vertical, at the Equator they appear horizontal, and in between they align at varying inclinations.

The precise nature of the chemical reaction in cryptochromes is believed to vary according to the angle of the magnetic field lines their inclination as they pass through the eye. Inclination, therefore, is a strong pointer to direction. Angled lines may indicate that a bird is close to a pole; horizontal lines may mean the bird is at the Equator.

For the moment, what the magnetic field looks like to a bird is anybody’s guess. “The magnetic compass is a side function of the eye, and magnetic information is primarily mediated by the visual system,” Roswitha Wiltschko says. “Yet birds must separate the magnetic from the visual information somehow. How birds perceive this information is impossible to tell.”

Illustrators have tried different techniques to depict what they imagine a bird may see. Some have shaded parts of the visual image in grey. Others have varied the colour intensity, with some parts of the image being brighter than others.

Raf, on the other hand, suggests the information might appear on the image as dots or blotches. Overall, the effect might be like the heads up display projected onto the windscreen of a jet fighter to give the pilot vital information.

There’s a theory that by swinging its head from side to side and thus changing the angle between the magnetic field lines and its eye a bird generates a moving visual impression of the magnetic field. Some migratory birds scan the horizon in just this way before setting out on a long journey.
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He goes on tirade after one of his kids tosses a sausage out the window

After launching into a tirade against his four children over a sausage that was thrown out a window, a Sudbury father has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal harassment.

One of the four children surreptitiously recorded the accused and during a 17 minute audio file presented in court Tuesday, the 48 year old man is heard spewing expletives, threats and anger over the piece of meat. He is also heard slapping one of his children. The four kids cry repeatedly throughout the recording.

Neither the father nor his four children can be named.

Court heard the children’s mother was away during the incident, working as a nurse in another location. Ludgate said the accused put “his hands on his children,” kicked them, grabbed them, pushed one of them onto a couch and covered his mouth.

While the incident occurred in late summer 2016, the police only got involved a few months later, in October, when one of the accused’s daughters tried to escape the family home by shimmying out an upper floor window (it was several stories off the ground). She broke her foot in the fall and was taken to Health Sciences North. The Children’s Aid and the police then learned what had happened.

During the recording, the accused yells to his children, “I fking hate liars.” When he finds out one of them has urinated on the floor, he threatens, “I’m going to make you lick up the pee.”

He also calls his children garbage. At one point, the children, who sound young in the recording, scream and cry. The accused further threatens the tots.

“I’m going to make you wish you were never born,” he says. “I’m going to beat you up. I’m going to get rid of you.”

He also calls his children stupid, says they are “fking liars,” calls one of them a “retard” and says, “I’m going to find you . I’m going to fking hurt the person that’s responsible” for lobbing the sausage out the window.

On the recording, the children cry. In the courtroom Tuesday, the accused cried. He was quite emotional and distressed, moaning, with his head in his hands, as the recording played. At one point, he asked Justice Karen Lische for a break.

While he pleaded guilty, he does not take responsibility for his words or actions on the recording. In fact, the accused tells his children they are inconveniencing him because they are making him watch an hours long surveillance video, which he says will demonstrate who tossed the sausage out the window.

In a second recording, also made surreptitiously, the accused tells his children they should not make choking noises unless they are being choked, “or I will choke you.”

Despite his behaviour on the recordings, Ludgate said one of the accused’s children said he is a great dad when he is not mad, but he “turns into another person” when angry.
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