Sandy Hook mom reflects on ‘incredibly raw’ grief ahead of sixth anniversary

first_imgCourtesy BBDO New York and Sandy Hook Promise(NEW YORK) — Every year without her son Dylan and his classmates who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unimaginably difficult for Nicole Hockley, but this year brought fresh pain. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas this February marked the deadliest school shooting since the one in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. “Parkland hit me and all of Sandy Hook Promise incredibly hard, as it hit the whole country,” Hockley said, referring to the gun violence prevention group she co-founded in the wake of her son’s death. The two tragedies drew instant comparisons, and they came together directly at the White House earlier this year when President Donald Trump held a listening session on gun violence the week after the Florida shooting. Hockley was seated next to Sam Zeif, a Parkland survivor who issued an emotional call to action. “Being in the room with a lot of those parents and kids — where the grief was incredibly raw — it was very much like looking at myself five years ago,” Hockley told ABC News last week. “You really do feel like the earth isn’t balanced underneath your feet,” she said. “That whole first year I felt like I was walking on a tilt.” The parallels between Sandy Hook and Parkland — both of which are among the 10 deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history — make for easy juxtapositions. But Hockley says that the wounds re-emerge much more often, with every shooting. “Each shooting we take very personally because we feel it was another preventable shooting and we haven’t trained people fast enough,” Hockley said. She and Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was also killed in Newtown, founded Sandy Hook Promise to help combat school shootings as well as gun suicides and other forms of gun violence. “We know logically that we can’t reach them all, but we know in our hearts we want to,” she said. As part of that effort, the group organizes training sessions in schools and guidelines for how students, parents and teachers can know the signs of gun violence. Their latest annual ad stressing the importance of being aware of such warning signs was released Monday morning on ABC News’ Good Morning America.The ad, directed by Rupert Sanders — best known for directing Snow White and the Huntsman — uses a twist to shock the viewer at the end of a seemingly normal high school day. “Folks are going to find it a gut punch,” Barden said of the ad. “It’s powerful. It’s hard-hitting. It’s real, but it absolutely emphasizes that there are warning signs.” Barden said that the work that he and the team at Sandy Hook Promise have done helps him in the wake of Daniel’s death. “I have to keep reminding myself of all the good work we are doing, and all the mass shootings that didn’t happen because of our work and all the suicides we have prevented,” he said, noting that more than 5.5 million children and adults have received the group’s training. “We are getting anecdotal evidence from the field literally every day” about prevented shootings or instances of gun violence, Barden said, adding “it’s a good counterweight to these statistics of the growing number of mass shootings.” He doesn’t have to go far to see the reality and regularity of shootings in America impacting children, though. He sees it with his daughter. Daniel Barden was 7 years old when he was killed at Sandy Hook, and he had two older siblings, Natalie who was 10 years old at the time and James who was 12 years old. “I’ve heard my Natalie express things just recently,” Barden said of his daughter, now 16.“She was having an anxiety attack at the movie theater,” he said. “She was afraid she was going to get shot. That shouldn’t be normal.” “You can’t say ‘You’ll be okay, don’t worry,’ … she has every right to have that concern and I don’t know what to say,” Barden told ABC News. He said he places his greatest hope in the notion that future generations won’t be subject to the kind of horror and fear his own children have endured. “I do feel like, ‘Hang in there, Natalie, we’re on it.’… Natalie’s kids won’t have to worry about being shot in the movie theater or being shot at the beach,” he said. Hockley said that the group believes that gun violence prevention is a two-generation campaign, and she hopes that the invigorated students who have become vocal advocates in the wake of the Parkland shooting will help lead to massive, sweeping change. “Now that the Parkland student leaders have given voice to youth… that’s powerful, so that’s why we’re seeing more movement and more noise,” she said. “I would love for Sandy Hook Promise not to exist,” she said. “My goal in life is to put this organization out of business.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

first_imgiStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online.In Broward County — the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed — an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school board about a school shooting threat posted on the messaging app Discord.According to the Broward County police report, the threat said, “I want to shoot up a school. This is a genuine feeling. I want people to suffer. … I wish to see those I haven’t shot shake in fear and scream and cry at such a heinous act. Then see the shock on their faces once I’ve shot them too.”A Nova High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with false report of bomb or explosion, according to the police report.The high schooler allegedly admitted to police that he wrote the post and shared it on the app, the report said.The student allegedly told officers “he did not have any intent in following through with the threat, but that he was expressing how he felt emotionally” and “wanted people to feel the pain he felt,” according to the report.Meanwhile, near Tampa, a 12-year-old girl was arrested Thursday for allegedly making a school shooting threat on Snapchat.At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a student at Barrington Middle School told a school resource deputy about a threatening Snapchat post, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputies learned the threat was posted by a Burns Middle School 7th grader, the sheriff’s office said.According to authorities, the post said: “Dear bms students I will be shooting that skool [sic] up September 3 2019 be ready say your goodbyes to you’re [sic] family.”The 12-year-old allegedly admitted to sending and later intentionally deleting the Snapchat and is facing a felony charge of making a written threat to kill, do bodily injury or conduct mass shooting or act of terrorism, authorities said.“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office takes all school threats, verbal, written or posted to social media, very seriously,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “We have a zero-tolerance policy. It is important for parents to know what their children are posting online. If you make a school threat, of any kind, you will be arrested and charged accordingly.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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POLICE ON HUNT FOR MOFFAT ‘CASH SCAMMER’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInRinging the Changes – Moffat Police Scotland want to trace the following described man in relation to a ‘ringing the changes’ type scam which took place at the shop premises of The Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Ladyknowe , Moffat at around 1450 hours on Thursday 13 August 2015.At that time the man in question attempted to exchange a large quantity of bank notes, however changed his mind and in the process managed cause confusion at the till. It was later discovered that £160 had been stolen. Constable Bob Dickson of Police Scotland at Moffat said “this is an old scam which works by confusing the shop assistant by the perpetrator constantly changing their mind as to what it is they actually want in the exchange. The man we are looking for is about 30 years of age, 5’9″ tall, heavy build, dark skinned possibly eastern Mediterranean or African, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and was wearing a red coloured cast on his arm. He spoke poor English. Anyone who can help is asked to call police at Moffat on 101.”last_img read more

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ANSYS Releases V18.1 to Boost Design Productivity and Optimization

first_imgANSYS has released the latest Version 18.1 of its ANSYS software, to help engineers create next-generation products quicker and easier. ANSYS continues to build upon the digital exploration and digital prototyping capabilities released in ANSYS 18 – enabling organizations to simulate more upfront, limit costly late-stage design changes, and bring their innovative products to market faster and easier.Products are becoming smarter and organizations are adopting simulation across the entire lifecycle to digitally gain insight into product choices at every stage of the process – a growing trend ANSYS call pervasive engineering simulation. This latest release continues the tradition of having the most complete and accurate solution portfolio in the industry, so their customers can trust the simulation results to conquer the toughest design challenges and accelerate product innovation. And to bring these capabilities to more and more users, enabling every engineer to use simulation in their product development.Highlights of the release include: Faster, Higher Fidelity for Large-scale Fluid SimulationsIn the fluids suite, ANSYS 18.1 delivers faster, higher fidelity – enabling users to simulate more quickly and accurately. Users will benefit from greater flexibility setting up periodic boundaries to deliver high fidelity results up to 9 times faster for in-cylinder diesel simulations. Turbomachinery designers can now reduce problem size and time to convergence radial turbomachinery simulations when they apply complex vibrational modes from a cyclic modal analysis to CFX flutter analysis. ANSYS 18.1 also provides further improvements to workflow and meshing that enables novice users to quickly become productive while providing new opportunities for experienced users to excel.Ease of Use and Workflow Enhancements for Optimized Structural DesignsIn the structures suite, ANSYS 18.1 has added new capabilities within its topology optimization technology to analyze complex materials and optimize designs making it easier for organizations to manufacture products. Users can now combine load cases from modal and static structural analysis to look at designs that meet frequency and structural requirements. Designers will benefit from the new optimization constraint capabilities, giving them more control over manufacturing constraints to help ensure the most optimized designs are built. ANSYS 18.1 offers new functionality to increase the value simulation brings to organizations. Improved high-performance computing capabilities enable users to design products smarter and faster early on in the design process.Faster, Easier Analysis for Electromagnetic Product DesignDesigners will benefit from new significant capabilities in the electromagnetics suite. ANSYS 18.1 expands its noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) analysis to include both magnetostriction and induced magnetostriction effects. That greatly enhances the accuracy of NVH studies of electrical machines and transformers. NVH is an important analysis required by manufacturers of electric motors used in hybrid electric vehicles, appliances and commercial transformers and other application where quiet operation of the machine is an essential design parameter. Also, ANSYS 18.1 is enhanced with new a characteristic mode analysis solver. This new capability enables electronics designers to study antenna placement and antenna synthesis for devices such as a smart watch, mobile phones and Internet of Things devices. The characteristic mode analysis accurately predicts the fundamental resonance characteristics of an antenna or the platform to which they are mounted, allowing engineers to choose the optimal location for the antenna on the device and synthesize the desired antenna pattern.ANSYS AIM pushes digital exploration capabilities with enhancements across all physicsANSYS AIM further expands the landscape for digital exploration in ANSYS 18.1 with enhancements across all physics. Built for design engineers on ANSYS’ proven solver technology, AIM now supports fluid simulations through porous media, such as filters, perforated plates, packed beds and flow distributors. Engineers can now explore more fluid designs under a wide variety of circumstances, all while not sacrificing speed and ease of use simulations. Support for bi-linear isotropic hardening plasticity enables users to achieve more accurate results in designs where material yield overloading is a concern. Users will benefit from AIM’s one-way thermal-magnetic coupling to create accurate designs for electromechanical products operating at elevated temperatures easier.ANSYS SpaceClaim continues to streamline modeling tasks for faster, easier optimizationANSYS SpaceClaim continues to build upon its powerful optimization tools for additive manufacturing in ANSYS 18.1. Enhanced infill structures capabilities enable users to increase design strength without sacrificing weight in their product design. This latest release also brings the powerful scripting functionality and interactive features to the SpaceClaim user interface. Now designers can create scripts and provide inputs at various stages of the design process. Improvements have also been made to the shared topology method giving users a more robust transferring of connections between components – saving them time in the design process.For more details about the release, click here.last_img read more

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KPD & KFD Prevent Possible Overdose By Administering Naloxone

first_imgLt. Ben Langham with the Kenai Police Department…. Kenai Fire Department transported the woman to the hospital for further care. Kenai Police Officers received training from the Alaska State Troopers at the end of June, on how to administer Naloxone. The officers were equipped with the life saving drug upon completion of the training. Lt. Langham: “Officers Gorr and Officer Lee quickly arrived on scene and saw that the woman was unconscious, gasping for breath and appeared to have overdosed on drugs. The officers administered Naloxone to the woman and within seconds, she began to revive. The Kenai Fire Department arrived and continued to medically treat the woman.” Lt. Langham: “We were incredibly lucky on the timing where we had just received that from the State Troopers, and were able to put it into action so quickly.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the early morning hours of July 2, the Kenai Police Department responded to the report of a possible heroin overdose. Lt. Langham: “Thanks to the quick response and actions of Officers Gorr and Lee, as well as the Kenai Fire Department, the woman’s life was saved. The Kenai Police Department would like to thank Project Hope and the Alaska State Troopers for providing our agency with training and the drug, Naloxone, which better equips our officers to deal with the ongoing opioid epidemic.”last_img read more

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Texas Bowl preview

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:25d89ab35d916730147abdc6 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-855853-3930887362001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – THV 11’s Hayden Balgavy and Jim Harris take a look at the match up between the Razorbacks and Longhorns in the Texas Bowl. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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“Not the right time” – Chelsea player dismisses rumours of departure

first_imgNow back at training with the Blues, the 25-year-old has spoken a lot about their work to get in good shape and resume the season.Palmieri has praised the work of Frank Lampard during quarantine, since he’s been very attentive to each player’s situation.“During this time that we were not training, Lampard was a guy who cared a lot about us. Every week he had a meeting with the whole team, via the internet. He’s a very open guy, always asking what we want, how we are feeling, and has always been by our side. This makes all the difference in the team’s unity,” Emerson Palmieri told Globo Esporte.The left-back says the Chelsea legend has been doing a great job by keeping a close relationship with all players in the squad.“For being a young guy, for being an ex athlete, for knowing what it’s like to be on this side, he always made us feel free to say what we wanted. And it helps a lot! There is no distance between coach and player, we are together in the same job, in the same team, and we always want to think the same.”Embed from Getty ImagesRegarding the Premier League players who chose not to go back to training, including his Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante, the Brazilian says he respects their decision.“We are human beings, but we are different and we often think differently. It’s a difficult situation, we all have family, we have friends who are always with us, so, of course, there is a fear of getting the virus and transmitting it to someone you love, and that person dying. It’s a difficult situation. I respect the decision of Kante, Troy Deeney and Danny Rose, these are decisions that you need to understand, people who are not comfortable to return to training.”Palmieri has also spoken a little about the upcoming transfer window. The Italian media has been making out of heavy coverage of his future, with stories linking him to Juventus every day. Still, he claims he shouldn’t leave the Blues this summer.“I have a strong connection with Italy. I did a good job at Roma. So, when the transfer window opens in the middle of the year, these rumours always show up. It’s difficult to happen now, because I’m very happy here, it’s not the right time.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndo Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte today features an interview with Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri.last_img read more

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