Human remains found at Chad Daybell’s home, husband of Lori Vallow, mom of missing Idaho kids

first_imgcarlballou/iStockBY MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho) — What are believed to be human remains have been found at the home of the current husband of Lori Vallow, whose children have been missing. The remains have yet to be identified, police said.Rexburg Police served a search warrant on Chad Daybell’s home in Fremont County, Idaho, on Tuesday morning. The FBI’s Salt Lake City evidence response team assisted with the execution of the warrant, Public Affairs Specialist Sandra Yi Barker told ABC News.Daybell has been taken into custody, police said.This is the latest development in the mysterious case involving Lori Vallow, who is currently facing trial on charges stemming from the disappearance of her two children. Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, were reported missing by extended family members to police in November 2019.Lori Vallow, 46, was arrested in February in Hawaii on a warrant for failing to comply with a court order to produce her children. She was living on Kauai with her new husband, Daybell. She was extradited back to Idaho to face multiple felony counts, including desertion and non-support of dependent children.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Zoopla to ban all ‘No DSS’ adverts on its portal by end of April

first_imgHome » News » Zoopla to ban all ‘No DSS’ adverts on its portal by end of April previous nextRegulation & LawZoopla to ban all ‘No DSS’ adverts on its portal by end of AprilMD Charlie Bryant says announcement follows consultations with the UK’s leading letting agents.Nigel Lewis15th March 20192 Comments2,607 Views Zoopla is to ban ‘No DSS’ adverts from being uploaded to its property portal by letting agents from next month onwards after consulting with the industry.The announcement follows a campaign by Shelter and the National Housing Federation in November last year that criticised many agents’ websites and the major portals for carrying such adverts.Zoopla is to amend its T&Cs to  ban member agents from including ‘No DSS’ or similar terms in adverts, implement tech to automatically remove listings that feature them, and remove the ‘No DSS’ tick boxes within its software products’ upload suites.At the time of last year’s outcry over the adverts, Zoopla recommended its member agents following the guidance of both the National Landlords Association (NLA) and Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which recommend the industry drops the practice.“We fully support the recommendations of the NLA and RLA, which oppose blanket bans against tenants in receipt of housing-related benefits, and are pleased to be taking action which clarifies this position,” says Charlie Bryant (left), MD of Zoopla.“All tenants who are looking to rent a property deserve the chance to be fully assessed for their suitability and matched to a home that suits both their and the landlord’s circumstances.“We pro-actively sought the views of our largest lettings-focused agents to ensure the above measures were undertaken on a collaborative basis and received significant support in respect of our proposed additional measures.”The announcement by Zoopla is timely. Next week industry representatives are due to be quizzed over the practice by a parliamentary committee following comments by housing minister Heather Wheeler that action was to be taken.Industry reaction“We welcome today’s announcement from Zoopla which comes after extensive campaigning by the RLA,” says Chris Town, Vice Chair of the Residential Landlords Association.“Landlords should not refuse someone solely because they are on benefits, and should consider prospective tenants on a case by case basis. But with growing numbers of benefit claimants now reliant on the private rented sector we need to do more to give tenants and landlords greater confidence in the benefits system.” “This is a good step in the right direction as agents and Zoopla move away from excluding those on benefits from renting in the private sector, but a big job still remains to persuade landlords to follow suit,” says Sheraz Dar (left), CEO of Creditladder.co.uk“Nevertheless, this is the latest example of how the property industry can play its part in reversing the bad practices which, through everyday thoughtlessness, have become the norm.”Residential Landlords Association National Landlords Association NO DSS National Housing Federation benefits Shelter Charlie Bryant Zoopla March 15, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsjeremy clarke, Belvoir Christchurch Belvoir Christchurch 15th March 2019 at 1:25 pmTenants should be chosen on suitability and in accordance with the landlord’s instructions. taking the common phrase “no DSS” out of the advertising just means more time explaining to applicants about affordability. We advertise affordability as annual income needing to be 30 times monthly rent because that is the minimum that we require to satisfy rent and legal insurance criteria along with clean credit.Log in to ReplyAndrew Hill, Harry Albert Lettings & Estates Harry Albert Lettings & Estates 15th March 2019 at 10:05 amIt’s almost as though Zoopla are trying to tell agents and their landlord clients who they can and can’t rent their properties too…Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

HMAS Anzac’s Ship’s Company Gets Gloucester Cup for 2012

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Anzac’s Ship’s Company Gets Gloucester Cup for 2012 August 6, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Anzac’s View post tag: Naval View post tag: ships HMAS Anzac’s Ship’s Company Gets Gloucester Cup for 2012 View post tag: gets Training & Education View post tag: company View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cup Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS Anzac’s ship’s company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO. Accompanying Her Excellency for the presentation was Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN.The award recognises that whilst embarked in HMAS Anzac, the crew was deemed the most efficient Fleet Unit out of all ships, squadrons and establishments in the fields of operational efficiency, seamanship, supply and administration, training, maintenance and resourcefulness.Accepting the award on behalf of former Commanding Officer, Commander John Stavridis, RAN, Commander Jason Hunter said he has been impressed with the dedication and commitment displayed by every member of his ship’s company.“It is a great honour to be selected as the recipient for the 2012 Gloucester Cup. While I was not Commanding Officer at the time, I have seen first hand the exemplary attitude and professionalism of this crew,” said Commander Hunter.“During 2012, Anzac hit some remarkable milestones,  working tirelessly to prepare the ship for operational deployment to the Middle East, while demonstrating a positive and enthusiastic attitude”.Rear Admiral Barrett echoed the praise, saying the ship represented the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian public admirably on the world stage.“While deployed, Anzac demonstrated the spirit of pride and determination we have come to associate with her name. This attitude shone through in all the ship’s actions and earned them high praise from our Operation Slipper Coalition Partners,” said Rear Admiral Barrett.The Gloucester Cup was implemented by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and was first presented in 1947. The Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force also present Gloucester Cup awards to their best performing units.Since news of their Gloucester Cup achievement, the crew of Anzac have conducted a hull swap with Stuart and are well advanced in ensuring the ship is well prepared for future operations.In addition to winning the Gloucester Cup, Anzac’s ship’s company was also recognised with the following Fleet Awards for 2012.SPADA Shield – awarded to the Surface Force unit which has been foremost in all  aspects of Major Fleet Unit operations, safety, reliability, warfare and unit level training;Commodore Wardle Cup – awarded o the fleet unit that has achieved the highest standard in fleet communications;Supply Excellence Award – awarded to the fleet unit that has achieved the highest standard of supply excellence; andElectronic Warfare Proficiency Shield – awarded to the fleet unit that has achieved the highest standard in electronic warfareWormald Shield – awarded to the fleet unit that has achieved the best results in Combat Survivability.[mappress]Press Release, August 6, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Gloucester Share this articlelast_img read more

Fire at Worcester

first_imgA fire broke out in a student’s room at Worcester College early last Saturday, 4 May, causing extensive damage to the room and forcing the evacuation of the building for 90 minutes. The incident took place at 7.30 in the morning in the Ruskin building. A second  year student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was using her hairdryer when it caught fire. In panic, she dropped the flaming hairdryer onto her bed, which then also caught fire.  Students from the Ruskin building were evacuated for 90 minutes. Upon their return, a pervasive smell of smoke is said to have lingered. The student’s room where the fire began was “completely soot-coated” and her mattress was reduced to just its springs. No other rooms suffered damage.It remains unclear when, or if, the student will be able to move back into her room this term, and how much of her possessions are recoverable.  While most students evacuated Ruskin quickly, one student took five minutes to emerge “in a dressing gown reading a book” assumedly thinking that it was a false alarm. He was subsequently told off by the porters. The Ruskin building is one of Worcester‘s newer accommodation blocks, having been built in 2007.  Worcester College did not respond to requests for comment.last_img read more

M&S trials Kitchen dining experience

first_imgMarks and Spencer is to trial an M&S Kitchen branded outlet later this month – a cross between its Café Revive format and a table service restaurant.The M&S Kitchen will be a standalone unit next to its store in Canterbury, Kent, with 60 seats indoors and 20 outdoors.It will open at 7.30am and close after the store at 8.30pm. Sunday opening times will be 10.30am to 5.30pm.The Kitchen will have a quick turnaround takeaway section and seating for hot meals. Products on sale will include sandwiches and salads, both prepared on site, as well as soups and pastas.The retailer wants to promote the products that it sells in its stores by serving dishes such as M&S branded lasagne.M&S Kitchen is one of the company’s initiatives to boost sales of its branded products, it said.Its Café Revive concept has been introduced to 220 stores so far. Meanwhile it started trials of a full table service restaurant in Newcastle on Tyne last month.Marks and Spencer posted its interim results earlier this month, for the period ending at the end of September. Sales were up 11% at £3.9bn and pre-tax profits up 32.2% to £405.1m, its highest first-half profit in nine years.New store formats and advertising using 1960s model Twiggy and Elizabeth Jagger have helped to attract customers, said chief executive Stuart Rose. The retailer also said it has now removed trans fats from all its foods and is the first UK retailer to do so.last_img read more

The origami of sugar

first_imgI have been in England for about a year now and, in September, I started studying at Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey. I’m doing a cake decorating course at the college, where I learn sugarcraft and how to make wired sugar flowers.I have four three-hour lessons a week and the course lasts six months. Once it’s finished, I’m hoping to do another course in advanced cake decorating. On the course we make flowers and shapes out of sugar paste, which I enjoy very much.I get on well with my tutor, Jane Hatton. She is a lovely woman and I have great respect and admiration for her because she has many good techniques and is very skilful. Overseas fameBrooklands College is famous in Japan. Japanese bakers who have attended the college have returned and written books on cake decorating anad that is why I wanted to go there.When I first came to this country, I did voluntary work in a school, teaching Japanese culture in Northumberland. This inclu- ded topics such as origami. Folding paper is very different to making shapes out of icing sugar, though; using paper is a lot easier because it doesn’t fall apart!When I finished my volunteer work, I wanted to stay in England mainly because of the climate. This may sound strange to British people, but I find Japan too humid. One day, however, I hope to return to my home in Saga, near Nagasaki, and open up a shop there. It’s my dream to have just one tiny business that would sell either wedding cakes or cakes for children.During the first few months of being in England, I was taught how to make a cake; I enjoyed this very much because I had not made one before. Making cakes at home in Japan is not a popular pastime, as it takes too long, is inconvenient and it’s difficult to get the ingredients. So it’s much easier for Japanese people to just buy one.The only negative thing about doing the course is the cost. I have had to work and save very hard in Japan to come to England, so that I could support myself. The course itself is hard work, but it’s definitely worth it. I love what I’m doing and feel confident I made the right decision.I would recommend this course to anyone, mainly because of the good tutors and because it is very rewarding. You learn great skills and techniques. Making baking trendyI wish there were more famous bakers, like there are famous chefs, so that they could make baking and sugarcraft even more popular and trendy.What I enjoy the most about the course is seeing the finished product at the end. This makes me very pleased and proud.I imagine that if I gave a beautifully decorated cake to somebody, it would make them happy. I want to make people smile with this craft.last_img read more

News story: English fishing vessels sought for trials which may help to reduce discards

first_imgNorth-East NephropsThis is a new scheme for 2018. To take part vessels must be English-registered and work within the North East nephrops fishery. In return for participation in this scheme, vessels will be able to access additional quota for North Sea haddock and whiting. In addition, scientific quota for nephrops may be available.Vessels must apply to take part by 30 April 2018.The aims of this scheme are to: North Sea Fully Documented Fisheries North-East Nephrops Fully Documented Fisheries North-East Nephrops Net Selectivity trialsThis is a new scheme for 2018. To take part vessels must be English-registered and work within the North East nephrops fishery. When applying for this scheme vessels are asked to propose how they might improve their gear selectivity and the methods they will use to do this. In return for participation in this scheme, vessels will be able to access additional quota for North Sea haddock and whiting.Vessels must apply to take part by 30 April 2018.The aims of this scheme are to: Test the use of REM as a control and enforcement tool within the nephrops fishery To monitor compliance with fisheries legislation Test new developments in REM technologies Trial the use of highly selective gear to reduce discards and catches of below Minimum Conservation Reference Size (MCRS) fish To document the effects of using highly selective gear in this fishery The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is looking for English fishing vessels working in the North Sea to take part in three trial schemes which may help to reduce discards and encourage more selective fishing behaviour.Vessels taking part in the trials may be fitted with remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment or be involved in trying out new gears and may be awarded additional quota in return.The MMO has run fully documented fisheries (FDF) schemes, sometimes referred to as catch quota trials, since 2011. As part of these schemes remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment is fitted to vessels to encourage a reduction in discards. In addition, REM has proven to be a useful tool for gathering scientific data. The MMO has collaborated with the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) on exploring this use.The MMO is looking for English fishing vessels to apply for two fully documented fisheries schemes in 2018: Test the use of REM as a control and enforcement tool To monitor compliance with fisheries legislation Test new developments in REM technologies Trial the use of inter-species flexibility (ISF) The MMO is also looking for English vessels to take part in the North East Nephrops Net Selectivity trials which is looking to trial new gears which have the potential to be more selective.North Sea Fully Documented FisheriesTo take part the vessel must be English-registered and a member of a Producer Organisation. In return for taking part in this scheme, vessels will be able to access additional quota for North Sea cod and saithe. In addition scientific quota may be available.Vessels should apply to take part by 18 April 2018, but if unable to do so by the deadline should contact the MMO as soon as possible to express an interest.The aims of the scheme in 2018 are to: For more information on the scheme email [email protected] or call 0300 123 1032. If you would like to take part but have issues meeting the stated deadlines please contact the MMO as soon as possible to express your interest.This blog post explains more about how fully documented fisheries work in practice.last_img read more

Phish Delivers Four-Song Encore To Highlight Merriweather Night One

first_imgPhish began their two-night stand at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday night, approaching the end of east coast tour before heading to Watkins Glen, New York for their highly anticipated summer festival, Curveball. Following Friday night’s second set shenanigans in Raleigh, NC, the band used their first night at MPP to deliver a standard setlist. The first set was relatively mellow and straightforward, highlighted by a funked-out “46 Days” closer. The five-song second set featured a noteworthy bond between a blissed out “Mercury” and jammed-out “Ghost”. While the second set seemed to have been cut short, the band made up for lost time with an unexpected four-song encore, which featured the first “Martian Monster” to appear in an overtime slot.Phish kicked Saturday night off with a standard “Blaze On”, getting the crowd hyped for the “Party Time” that followed. A trio of tour debuts showed up next. Big Boat‘s “Breath and Burning” was laid back and breezy with Trey Anastasio riding the whammy pedal for most of the jam. Joy‘s “Sugar Shack” wasn’t perfectly executed, with Trey flubbing most of the early composed section. A dark and stormy “Home” was highlighted by Page McConnell‘s piano and organ juxtaposed with Trey’s guitar shredding–marking the fifth live version of the song and putting it on the map as a potential jam vehicle for “Evil Phish”. An oddly placed first-set “Joy” came next, providing a breather before an 11-minute “Stash” that entered atonal Latin groove territory–driven by Mike Gordon and his octave pedal.Out of “Stash”, the band transitioned into the Little Feat-esque foundation of “46 Days”. Always welcome late in any set, the improvisation section started with Page on the wurly, switching between keyboards until finally landing on the piano–locking in a jam also defined by Trey Anastasio, who utilized the delay to create smokey solos and leaned on his signature sustain near its peak. By the end of the winning “46 Days”, Phish had found their stride in what felt like a relatively mellow first set.The second set began with a less-than-standard “Sand”, quickly redeemed by a noteworthy “Mercury”–an unrecorded song performed only 11 times since its debut at Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater in July of 2015. The song provided a chance for the band to explore new sonic ranges, with a strong balance between its catchy chorus and funky improvisational dreamland–clocking in at 17 blissful minutes. The chords of “Ghost” revealed themselves in a spacey transition, making room for the set’s greatest highlight. The smooth operation provided space for each member of the band to shine individually, with monstrous solos coming from Trey and Page while the rhythm section was power-driven by Gordon and Jon Fishman. This “Ghost” was on track to be one of the best jams of the summer, with classic 2018 Trey shining until he aborted the mission rather abruptly to bring the song back to its main riff, slowing it down into a muddy close.An anthemic “Fuego” came next with a rocky start, keeping it short and sweet before making way for a set-ending “Slave To the Traffic Light”. If there’s ever a tune where patience pays off, it’s Slave. And as always, the tune delivered on its promise of a euphoric close. All in all, the five-song second set was good, not great.After a short break, the band returned for a slow and steady “20 Years Later”–providing one last opportunity for the band to go deep and dark before moving into a psychedelic, effects-heavy, extended “Martian Monster”–marking the first time it appeared in an encore slot. Unexpectedly, the band continued with another tour debut of “Rocky Top”, followed by a surprising and raging “Golgi Apparatus” with huge precision to close the rare four-song encore. Indeed, this is what keeps the interested fans coming back for more.A full soundboard recording of tonight’s performance is available to stream via LivePhish.Phish has one more night at Merriweather Post Pavilion before they head to Watkins Glen, New York for their 11th music festival, Curveball.Setlist: Phish | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, MD | 8/11/2018SET 1: Blaze On > Party Time, Breath and Burning, Sugar Shack, Home, Joy, Stash, 46 DaysSET 2: Sand > Mercury > Ghost > Fuego > Slave to the Traffic LightENCORE: Twenty Years Later > Martian Monster > Rocky Top > Golgi Apparatuslast_img read more

Heirloom apple trees planted on campus

first_imgOver the weekend, Harvard students, guided by Eric Chivian ’64, M.D. ’68, moved three heirloom apple saplings from the Harvard Community Garden to a permanent spot on campus, just behind Lowell House. The three heirloom varieties– a Baldwin, an Esopus Spitzenburg and a Roxbury Russet– were planted by the Center for Health and the Global Environment in honor of their 2011 Global Environmental Citizen Awardee, Gisele Bündchen.Eric Chivian, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, who runs his own heirloom apple orchard in Petersham, Mass., was on-hand to oversee the transfer of the trees and give brief remarks, as was Garden Director Kathleen Frith.“The amazing thing about apple trees is that the genetics are carried in the branch, not the seeds,” said Chivian. “These trees are actually genetic clones of the original tree dating back hundreds of years.”“We all look forward to seeing these trees grow and bear fruit for the next hundred years here on campus,” said Frith, who is also managing director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment.The trees are part of a larger food-growing project on campus, headed by the Harvard Community Garden. Implemented in the spring of 2010, the garden is a collaborative, University-wide project led by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and an undergraduate student group, working closely with Harvard University Hospitality and Dining Services, Landscape Services, the Graduate School of Design, the Office for Sustainability, the Harvard College Environmental Action Committee, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The garden is maintained by students year round, and aims to bring together members of the community to raise awareness about the critical role that food plays in our environment and our health.last_img read more

Use of ‘telehealth’ rising, slowly

first_imgTelehealth — accessing health care via a smart phone, tablet, or computer — is on the rise in the U.S., but it’s still relatively uncommon, even though 32 states have enacted laws mandating insurance reimbursement for such services, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The study, which reviewed insurance claims data from 2005 to 2017 from a large private U.S. health plan, found that annual telehealth visits among all members of the health plan increased from 0.02 to 6.57 per 1,000 members during the study period.There was a notable uptick in the use of telehealth among primary care physicians from 2015 to 2017, with the increase more frequent among younger, urban patients, according to a Nov. 27, 2018 article in FierceHealthcare. The study also found a steady increase in the use of telemental health services, with the highest demand in rural areas, where there tend to be fewer practitioners.The findings suggest that policies to boost the use of telehealth should focus on specific medical specialties, said lead author Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard Chan School.Barnett added that the relatively slow adoption of telehealth may be due in part to hard-to-change attitudes among patients. “Many patients in the U.S. are fundamentally more comfortable being treated by a clinician face to face than a doctor by video or text chat; it will take time for that preference to change,” he said. Read Full Storylast_img read more