Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gives opening remarks March 10 during the online webinar of the House of Bishops, which shifted its March meeting online because of coronavirus concerns.[Episcopal News Service] This wasn’t what anyone expected the March meeting of The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops would look like.When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry kicked off the meeting on March 10 with brief remarks, he did so in front of a web camera instead of in front of his fellow bishops. Their gathering this week originally had been scheduled to occur in person at Camp Allen in Texas, but days ago, Curry announced he was changing it to a virtual gathering due to the risks of bringing so many people together from all corners of the church at a time when the global coronavirus outbreak is spreading unchecked, including in the United States.Curry acknowledged the drawbacks of this arrangement, including “for those of us who tend to be more interactive preachers” – that being Curry’s own tendency. “I can’t see your faces, so I can’t react to you,” he said. “I have no idea if you are asleep or awake, but nonetheless, I’ll give it my best shot.”The bishops typically look forward to face-to-face time as an essential and appreciated feature of their twice-a-year meetings, and the discussions at these sessions were expected to prioritize preparations for the 2020 Lambeth Conference this summer. But in just the past week, the spread of the coronavirus, also known COVID-19, has disrupted many aspects of parish and common life across The Episcopal Church, prompting widespread changes to liturgical practices, as well as cancelations of some worship services in places with a high risk of potential exposure to the virus.Minnesota Bishop Brian Prior made clear the parameters for this House of Bishops’ meeting would be different – truncated to three-hour sessions over three days and limited by geographic distance and the constraints of technology. “There will be no business session. There’s no ‘fireside chat,’” Prior said, as host of the bishops’ opening-day plenary webinar. “This is really meant to be an educational experience.”Much of the first hour on March 10 was focused on the coronavirus, with a presentation by Episcopal Relief & Development. Rob Radtke, the agency’s president and CEO, opened by saying this wasn’t the topic he initially had planned to discuss, but given the “fast-changing situation,” he pledged his agency’s support for the bishops’ work responding to the coronavirus outbreak and highlighted some online resources.Katie Mears, senior director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s U.S. disaster program, followed by interviewing John Clements, a retired Tulane University microbiology professor who now serves on the Public Health Subcommittee of the U.S. military’s Defense Health Board.Dr. John Clements, an expert on infectious diseases, briefs the House of Bishops on the coronavirus during the bishops’ March 10 plenary webinar.Clements told the bishops that he draws on his 40 years of experience studying various infectious diseases, and although much remains unknown about the coronavirus, he advised the bishops to prepare for the outbreak to escalate. The number of actual cases so far is likely much higher than has been reported, and eventually virus exposure will become widespread, he said.“This is going to overtake us,” Clements said. “It’s going to hit our population the same way the common cold hits our population,” he said, but unlike with the common cold or influenza, Americans have not yet built up any immunity to the coronavirus.“What we’re really trying to do is establish policies and procedures that will minimize the effect on the health system,” he said. By taking steps to slow the virus’s spread, churches can help reduce the burden on health care officials as they respond to an increasing number of cases. At the same time, Clements suggested dioceses and congregations make clear that some precautions are only temporary, so they leave themselves options for changing course or even ending those emergency measures in the future as conditions evolve.Mears added that churches will need to balance those precautions with a desire to maintain supportive faith communities for their parishioners, even when churches are forced to cancel in-person services.“What are the ways that we can still be church separate from and during times of stress and community challenge like we’re in now?” Mears said. “It’s really important to keep being community.”Some congregations already are testing options for offering online worship, either to cater to parishioners who aren’t comfortable attending services in person or because worship services have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.In one of the most extreme disruptions, services have been canceled at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and parishioners were advised by city health officials to quarantine themselves for 14 days after the rector was found to have coronavirus.As of March 10, that is the only congregation in the Diocese of Washington that has canceled services, Bishop Mariann Budde told Episcopal News Service in an interview after the March 10 session, but she and her diocese are prepared for the situation to worsen – including the possibility that some or most of the congregations will have to cancel in-person worship services to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.“We’re all aware that we’re functioning in a very fluid situation,” Budde said. “This is a time to just take stock of what you can do, both in terms of providing at-home resources for people and online virtual resources for worship.”Even some small congregations know how to post live video to Facebook, she said. Others may want to experiment with services that allow greater interaction.Budde said she found the Episcopal Relief & Development presentation to the bishops informative and consistent with what she has been hearing from health officials in her diocese, even though much about the coronavirus’s spread remains a mystery.“It’s sobering some of the things that we don’t know … and that we may be at this for a while,” she said.On March 9, Budde issued an update to her diocese directing churches to suspend use of the common cup for communion wine to ensure infection isn’t transmitted in that way, a policy that echoed precautions announced earlier by bishops in dioceses on the West Coast, including Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel.Rickel’s diocese has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 100 confirmed cases and at least 20 deaths just in King County, Washington, which includes Seattle. To the east of Seattle but still in King County, Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island was forced to cancel worship services March 8 while church facilities were being cleaned because a member of the congregation had contracted the coronavirus.Emmanuel was one of only two Olympia congregations that have canceled services outright, Rickel told ENS after the House of Bishops’ opening session, but he is bracing for the possibility that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee soon will call broadly for churches and other public gathering places to close as a virus containment measure.“We haven’t had that yet, but if that comes, then that of course will change a lot of things,” Rickel said. “Our governor has said that that could be a next step, and I believe we’re getting close to that.”Several congregations already are experimenting with online video platforms, and the diocese’s liturgy committee is collecting resources to suggest creative practices for congregations to stay connected if they are unable to gather in person, Rickel said.He also affirmed Clements’ earlier comments to the bishops that, for now, containment is a best-case scenario.“Contain does not mean stop,” Rickel said. “It just means slowing it down so that our medical community can catch up. … It’s within our power to slow it down.”Starting this week, Rickel ordered diocesan offices to close to the public for two weeks as an additional precaution. He and other staff members will continue working, but from home in most cases. After sitting in his office March 10 to participate in the virtual House of Bishops’ gathering, he plans to log on from home the next two days.In the afternoon, as the bishops’ first session wrapped up, Curry issued an extended written statement on the coronavirus, including a link to an Episcopal Church webpage that includes resources for responding to the outbreak.“It may be helpful to remember that we’re in this together,” Curry said in the prepared statement, repeating words he had emphasized to the bishops in his morning remarks.Preparations for the Lambeth Conference were not discussed at all during the first day, Budde said, though the topic is on the agenda for March 11. She was impressed by the content so far, including a presentation about faith formation in a secular world by Andrew Root, a professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.The online format was better than not gathering at all, “but it did also make me miss being in communion with my colleague bishops,” Budde said. Even so, she appreciated the opportunity to participate in a “table time” discussion by video with four other bishops. She also commended church leaders for shifting gears so quickly and moving this gathering online. “I can only imagine how much work it was.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Bridget B. Baker is a Clinical Veterinarian and Deputy Director of the Warrior Aquatic, Translational, and Environmental Research (WATER) Lab at Wayne State University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSThe Conversation Previous articleAmerica’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapproveNext articleAPD’s Hall and Garcia graduate from Command Officer’s Development Course Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Bridget B. Baker, Wayne State UniversityWhile the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire makes things bearable for people who live in cold climates. But what about all the wildlife out there? Won’t they be freezing?Pets are often suited up with protection from the cold.Photology1971/Shutterstock.comAnyone who’s walked their dog when temperatures are frigid knows that canines will shiver and favor a cold paw – which partly explains the boom in the pet clothing industry. But chipmunks and cardinals don’t get fashionable coats or booties.In fact, wildlife can succumb to frostbite and hypothermia, just like people and pets. In the northern United States, the unfurred tails of opossums are a common casualty of cold exposure. Every so often an unusual cold snap in Florida results in iguanas falling from trees and manatees dying from cold stress.Avoiding the cold is important for preserving life or limb (or, in the opossum’s case, tail) and the opportunity to reproduce. These biological imperatives mean that wildlife must be able to feel cold, in order to try to avoid the damaging effects of its extremes. Animal species have their own equivalent to what human beings experience as that unpleasant biting mixed with pins-and-needles sensation that urges us to warm up soon or suffer the consequences. In fact, the nervous system mechanisms for sensing a range of temperatures are pretty much the same among all vertebrates.One winter challenge for warm-blooded animals, or endotherms, as they’re scientifically known, is to maintain their internal body temperature in cold conditions. Interestingly though, temperature-sensing thresholds can vary depending on physiology. For instance, a cold-blooded – that is, ectothermic – frog will sense cold starting at a lower temperature compared to a mouse. Recent research shows that hibernating mammals, like the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, don’t sense the cold until lower temperatures than endotherms that don’t hibernate.So animals know when it’s cold, just at varying temperatures. When the mercury plummets, are wildlife suffering or just going with the icy flow?Some animals find a protected spot to wait out the worst of it, like this chipmunk.Michael Himbeault, CC BYOne solution: Slow down and check outMany cold-climate endotherms exhibit torpor: a state of decreased activity. They look like they are sleeping. Because animals capable of torpor alternate between internally regulating their body temperature and allowing the environment to influence it, scientists consider them “heterotherms.” During harsh conditions, this flexibility offers the advantage of a lower body temperature – remarkably in some species, even below the 32 degrees Fahrenheit freezing point – that is not compatible with many physiologic functions. The result is a lower metabolic rate, and thus lower energy and food demand. Hibernation is a prolonged version of torpor.Torpor has energy conservation benefits for smaller-bodied wildlife in particular – think bats, songbirds and rodents. They naturally lose heat faster because the surface area of their body is large compared to their overall size. To maintain their body temperature within normal range, they must expend more energy compared to a larger-bodied animal. This is especially true for birds who maintain higher average body temperatures compared to mammals.Unfortunately, torpor is not a perfect solution to surviving frigid conditions since it comes with trade-offs, such as a higher risk of becoming another animal’s lunch.Adaptations that helpUnsurprisingly, animals have evolved other adaptations for weathering the winter months.The large ears of a fennec fox would be a liability in a cold climate like where the arctic fox lives.Jonatan Pie/Unsplash and Kkonstan/Wikimedia Commons, CC BYWildlife species at northern latitudes tend be larger-bodied with smaller appendages than their close relatives closer to the tropics. Many animals have evolved behaviors to help them beat the cold: herding, denning, burrowing and roosting in cavities are all good defenses. And some animals experience physiological changes as winter approaches, building fat reserves, growing thicker fur, and trapping an insulating layer of air against the skin beneath the fur or feathers.Nature has devised other neat tricks to help various animals deal with conditions that people, for instance, would be unable to endure.An animal standing in cold water or on ice benefits from countercurrent heat exchange (1). Warm arterial blood (2) flowing away from the heart warms up the cooler venous blood (3) heading toward the heart.Ekann, CC BY-SAHave you ever wondered how geese can appear to stand comfortably on ice or squirrels in snow in their bare feet? The secret is the close proximity of the arteries and veins in their extremities that creates a gradient of warming and cooling. As blood from the heart travels to the toes, the warmth from the artery transfers to the vein carrying cold blood from the toes back to the heart. This countercurrent heat exchange allows the core of the body to remain warm while limiting heat loss when the extremities are cold, but not so cold that tissue damage occurs. This efficient system is used by many terrestrial and aquatic birds and mammals, and even explains how oxygen exchange occurs in the gills of fish.Carp in a partially frozen pond are doing fine.Starkov Roma/Shutterstock.comSpeaking of fish, how do they not freeze from the inside out in icy waters? Luckily, ice floats because water is most dense as a liquid, allowing fish to swim freely in not-quite-freezing temperatures below the solidified surface. Additionally, fish may lack the cold-sensing receptor shared by other vertebrates. They do, however, have unique enzymes that allow physiologic functions to continue at colder temperatures. In polar regions, fish even have special “antifreeze proteins” that bind to ice crystals in their blood to prevent widespread crystallization.Another secret weapon in mammals and birds during long periods of cold exposure is brown adipose tissue or “brown fat,” which is rich in mitochondria. Even in people, these cellular structures can release energy as heat, generating warmth without the muscle contractions and energy inefficiency involved in shivering, another way the body tries to heat up. This non-shivering heat production probably explains why people in Anchorage can contentedly wear shorts and t-shirts on a 40 degrees Fahrenheit spring day.Of course, migration can be an option – though it’s expensive in terms of energetic costs for wildlife, and financially for people who want to head closer to the equator.As a species, human beings have the ability to acclimate to an extent – some of us more than others – but we’re not particularly cold-adapted. Maybe that’s why it’s hard to look out the window on a frigid day and not feel bad for a squirrel hunkered down as the winter wind whips through its fur. We may never know if animals dread winter – it’s difficult to gauge their subjective experience. But wildlife do have a variety of strategies that improve their ability to withstand the cold, making sure they live to see another spring. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Manufacturers: The Myers Touch, Designspace London, Origin Pools, Pure Home Technology, Stone and Ceramic Warehouse Existing Gia:375 sqmExtension Gia:170 sqmCity:WinchesterCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Martin GardnerRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Built in the mid-19th century, The Pilot’s House was one of the original ‘Winchester Villas’; a collection of family homes built for the wealthy and located close to England’s oldest school, Winchester College. Built using fine brick-work and flint masonry, the houses were an exquisite example of a grand family home. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerJumping ahead by nearly two hundred years, a married couple facing Winchester’s soaring house prices and in search of a family home for their four children and dog, stumbled upon the house in a sorry state of disrepair. Seeing the potential to restore it back to its former glory they knew they had to purchase it. Occupied with Department of Health and Social Services tenants, the house had a myriad of damp and oddly shaped rooms that had unceremoniously been arranged to maximise occupancy with little care to the quality of the living space or respect to the old home. The roof was also leaky and close to disrepair. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Martin GardnerAR Design Studio was approached by the clients with a brief to return the home to its original splendour and add a 21st Century twist. As well as finely detailed conservation and restoration, the clients were keen to add a modern open-plan living space and an indoor swimming pool. As experts in both restoration and contemporary design, AR Design Studio were the perfect architects to undertake the work and proposed a scheme that would give the clients the family home that they had always dreamed of whilst making their mark on the house with a modern enhancement. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe Victorian-era rooms were inconsiderate of the way in which we live today, so without wanting to disrupt the original layout too much, AR Design Studio proposed a large open-plan living space that would allow the family to make the most of their time together. Adjacent to this space, the indoor swimming pool is a further addition that has become a firm favourite with friends and family for gatherings to suit all ages. The whole extension is covered by a familiar pitched roof that runs away from the rear of the house and elegantly reaches east towards the ancient boundary wall and the rising sun. Informed by the buildings traditional gables and clad in anthracite zinc to tie in with the building’s slate tiles, the new aspect is a contemporary nod towards the old building’s identity. Absorbed in to the garden, the scheme now has a connection to its naturally sloping site. Making the most of this landscape, AR Design Studio included a theme of full-width steps which flow from the garden through the house and into the private courtyard, reducing a visual mass and helping to zone the new spaces whilst responsibly dealing with the changes in level. A further expression of the stepped landscape are the two additional roofs above the living space which help to reduce the contrasting appearance and blur the boundary between the old and the new. The entire southern façade of the extension is glazed and then shaded by an overhanging canopy supported by a colonnade that expresses the form of the new extension and evokes a feeling of grandeur. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe Pilot’s House is now a home with a transcendence quality. The clients have finally found a place to capture a feeling of calm and enjoy the spacious family life that they had always dreamed of. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerProject gallerySee allShow lessA21studio Uses Bamboo and Poonah Paper to Build Cocoon Inspired Pavilion in VietnamArchitecture NewsAD Classics: The Barbican Estate / Chamberlin, Powell and Bon ArchitectsArchitecture Classics Share CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionWinchesterEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on July 12, 2016Cite: “The Pilot’s House / AR Design Studio” 12 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934980/the-artistic-house-dan-and-hila-israelevitz-architects Clipboard Israel The Artistic House / Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects Save this picture!© Oded Smadar+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share Year: Area: 3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Artistic House / Dan & Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Artistic House / Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects CopyHouses•Israel Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Wintec, 3ds max, Aperto, Aquapoolco, Dada kitchens, Kamchi Lightning, wood perfectDesign Team:Dan & Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Oded SmadarThe house, which covers an area of 320 square meters, was built as a single level on a 6-acre estate. This house belongs to a married couple, the wife is an artist .. It was built right next to the old family home on the same estate, as a frequent hosting space for family members – their children and grandchildren. The couple went as far as planning a well-equipped master bedroom for the grandchildren, so that they would be able to stay over in maximum comfort. Save this picture!© Oded SmadarSave this picture!General floor planSave this picture!© Oded SmadarSave this picture!© Oded SmadarThe couple’s plans for the public space and the surrounding area are another testimony for their desire to create a fun and pleasant accommodation space for their family. They have created play areas, a comfortable family denright next to the kitchen with a view to the pool area, a large guest gazebo and an orchard with charming little hideouts among the trees. The unleveled terrain upon which the house was built created a multi-leveled floor. The two architects utilized the complex topography to create an architectural narrative through the experience of climbing up the hill among the trees and walking among the lush terraces and meandering pathways around the house. Save this picture!© Oded SmadarAnother prominent feature of the house is the artwork, created by the home owner herself. Her sculptures and paintings, which were incorporated into the exterior and interior spaces, served to create a solid aesthetic foundation for the entire home. The surrounding structure was designed to match the style of her pieces, which in turn enhance the meticulous architectural work with plenty of character and a unique touch. Save this picture!© Oded SmadarSave this picture!© Oded SmadarThe planning process was inspired by the unique terrain and the need to create a structure with an open view while maintaining complete privacy, despite the large windows and relative proximity to the street. The front beam serves as a delimiter for the whole structure, which encloses and conceals while remaining open. The architectural style is modern-classic, the lines are geometric and straight. The architects made sure to incorporate bridges and walkways that are fully visible from almost any corner in the different spaces and areas in the house. This way, a person in the pool area can see the people who approach the house despite the significant physical distance between these two areas. An additional source of inspiration came from the homeowner’s original artwork.Save this picture!© Oded SmadarOne of the challenges in this project was to create an intimate, inviting and homely feel within the spacious public space. The architectural program dictated an interior space without too many rooms, so in order to create a sense of intimacy, hanging screens were designed to separate between the different functions which coexist within the public space. An additional challenge emerged in the attempt to integrate the numerous pieces of art in a harmonious way, without giving too much of museum-like feel to the interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© Oded SmadarProject gallerySee allShow lessToy as Architecture, Architecture as Toy / Groundwork Architects & AssociatesSelected ProjectsSvastaka House / Somia Design StudioSelected Projects Share Photographs: Oded Smadar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses 2019 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934980/the-artistic-house-dan-and-hila-israelevitz-architects Clipboard Architects: Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeDan & Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIsraelPublished on March 06, 2020Cite: “The Artistic House / Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects” 06 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Public Safety Former Torrance and Pasadena Police Officer to Plead Guilty to Illegal Gun Dealing, DOJ Says By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 4:58 pm Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A man who worked as a police officer in Torrance and Pasadena agreed to plead guilty to federal charges related to using his position to obtain, then illegally sell, at least 50 guns, prosecutors announced Tuesday.Lindley Alan Hupp, 32, of Long Beach, has agreed to plead guilty to a two-count indictment filed Friday in federal court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The indictment contains two charges: Engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and making a false statement in a federal firearm licensee’s records during the purchase of a firearm.He’s accused of “being an unlicensed firearms dealer who sold dozens of guns, as well as certifying he was the actual purchaser of a handgun, when, in fact, he was buying the gun for another person,” DOJ spokesman Thom Mrozek said in a written statement.“According to the court documents, Hupp sold at least 48 firearms during an 8½-year period while employed by the [Torrance Police Department],” he said. “Hupp sold another two guns in 2011 while serving as an auxiliary police officer with the Pasadena Police Department.”Hupp abused his position as a police officer to obtain so-called “off-roster” weapons, which are available to police officers but not available to the general public, in order to resell them and turn a profit, prosecutors said.“Hupp made a business of dealing firearms, in part, by abusing exemptions made available to him under California law as a sworn peace officer,” according to the plea agreement. “Of the 48 firearms [the] defendant sold while employed at the TPD, 36 firearms were ‘off roster’ firearms; that is, firearms that Hupp’s non-law enforcement customers could not have purchased directly from a licensed firearms dealer.”While the law allows for police officers to sell their “off-roster” handguns on the secondary market when no longer needed, Hupp admitted to repeatedly “repeatedly exploiting the privilege” by purchasing guns and selling them almost immediately afterward.“Hupp resold nearly half of the 36 off roster guns within 30 days of having initially purchased them,” according to Mrozek.Hupp has agreed to surrender 42 guns in his possession, officials said. Prosecutors have recommended a prison term of no longer than 18 months, although the recommendation is not binding, Mrozek said. The judge will have discretion to sentence him to up to 15 years in federal prison, once Hupp has formally pleaded guilty.Hupp was scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Dec. 3.It was not clear Friday exactly when and how Hupp became separated from the Torrance Police Department.The alleged crimes took place during the same period of time when another Pasadena police officer, former Lt. Vasekn Gourdikian, was running a similar but larger scheme, according to prosecutors.Gourdikian, of Sierra Madre, acted as an unlicensed gun dealer between March of 2014 and February of 2017, officials said at the time. He used his position as a police officer to obtain and sell more than 100 guns, including many “off-roster” ones.He pleaded guilty to illegal gun dealing and making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm in September of 2018 and received a sentence of one year and one day in prison, along with a $10,000 fine.See also:Former Pasadena Police Lieutenant Sentenced to 12 Months and 1 Day, Fined $10,000 for Illegal Gun Possession, Sales
Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that families will receive letters this week informing them of their entitlement under the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.The letter will also outline when it’s expected payments will be issued.The 2016 scheme is now open, and will remain so until the 30th September. Parents are being urged to submit their applications as quickly as possible.Donegal County Councillor Liam Doherty is welcoming the opening of the scheme ; he says it will make a huge difference for families in Donegal………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/liamdohertybts.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.More details HERE Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Applications invited for 2016 Back to School scheme Pinterest By admin – June 9, 2016 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleMc Conalogue urges government to address delays in TAMS programmeNext articleGovernment wont block schools ability to discriminate on the basis of religion admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Their rescue was described as a “miracle,” but two girls who were lost in the Northern California forest over the weekend said Monday that they depended on each other to survive and had faith that their daddy was coming to save them.Leia Carrico, 8, and her 5-year-old sister, Caroline, spoke publicly for the first time, described how they got lost while walking on a deer trail and wandered past a fallen tree on their family’s 80-acre property that their father, Travis Carrico, warned them never to go beyond.“Leia wanted a little, tiny more adventure. But I wanted more,” Caroline said of how their misadventure Friday afternoon started.The girls were found on Sunday afternoon by two volunteer firefighters about 1.4 miles from their home in the rural Humboldt County town of Benbow. Travis Carrico estimated the girls had probably walked six miles before they were found.Leia said that at one point, she and her sister realized they had walked in a giant circle because they noticed the same metal poles they had already passed.“I wasn’t sure which way home was but it turned out that home was way back south,” Leia said.Leia said she and her sister used Caroline’s rain jacket as shelter, cuddling together under a huckleberry bush to keep out of the pouring rain and to try to keep warm as nighttime temperatures dropped to 38 degrees.Caroline slept a little, but I kept watch on both nights“My sister cried the whole night,” Leia said of the first night they spent lost in the forest. “And I told her to keep happy thoughts of our family.”Caroline said that as her big sister kept watch at night for wild animals, “I thought of going to the park with mommy and daddy. I thought of going to the ocean. I thought of everything but it didn’t work.”“Caroline slept a little, but I kept watch on both nights,” Leia said.The ordeal began about 2:30 p.m. on Friday when the girls asked their mother, Misty Carrico, if they could go on a hike to a “sunny spot.”Misty Carrico said she was busy at the time, preparing a load of stuff to take to the dump. She said she noticed her girls missing about 3 p.m. and started screaming out their names, but they were nowhere to be seen.“I felt awful, terrified and guilty,” said the mother.Travis Carrico said that when his wife first called him, he didn’t panic, thinking the girls would be home soon.But when he got home and they still hadn’t shown up, he said he got on his motorcycle and started driving all over his property looking for them.The parents called the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, which immediately launched a search that grew into a massive search-and-rescue operation that drew more than 200 law enforcement and military personnel from throughout California, including two helicopter crews.“I went through every emotion you could think of, everything from thinking it was a dream to balling up and crying,” Travis Carrico said of the ordeal.His wife said her mind went to a “really dark place.”“I wasn’t hopeful after the first night and it being 38 degrees and it pouring, pouring rain,” Misty Carrico said. “I constantly heard my kids screaming for help in my head.”The girls survived two nights and most of Sunday morning with no food, huddled in a bush they called their “huckleberry home.”Leia said they also used survival skills they learned on family camping trips, their participation in 4-H and from watching movies about people being lost.“I know how to start a fire,” Leia said, explaining that she was attempting to start a brush fire but gave up when it suddenly got sunny.Travis Carrico said that while searching for his daughters he came upon the brush pile Leia had built.The key lesson the girls said they followed was to stay in one place once they realized they were lost.The girls were found about 10:30 a.m. Sunday by Piercy, California, volunteer Fire Chief Delbert Crumley, and firefighter Abram Hill.“We heard crackling and we thought we heard somebody say, ‘Dad,’” Crumley said. “And we called their names again and they said, ‘We’re right here.’ I think I was more excited than they were.”About an hour after they were found safe and uninjured, Leia and Caroline were driven on all-terrain vehicles to meet their anxious parents.A video of the reunion, posted online by the North Coast Journal newspaper, showed Travis Carrico scooping up his youngest daughter, Caroline, and hugging her tight, tearfully telling her, “I love you.”“I was so worried about you,” Travis Carrico told Caroline. He did let her know she is “in so much trouble.”When Leia arrived at the rendezvous site on another ATV, her mother quickly picked her up and hugged her as if she was never going to let go. “The reunion was emotional,” Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal told ABC News on Monday. “Anyone who has a kid understands losing a kid for 10 minutes in the mall … [these] parents went through 44 hours of that and didn’t get any sleep and to finally see the kids safe and sound it was an emotional release, absolutely.”The girls told authorities they didn’t take any food or fresh water with them on their misadventure, although rescuers said they found granola bar wrappers near their boot prints that led them in the direction of the children.The girls told rescuers that they drank rainwater from the huckleberry leaves, which their parents taught them to do.Honsal added that one of the best survival lessons the girls utilized was to stay put in their “huckleberry home” once they realized they were lost.“Hypothermia could have set in, but they kept dry,” Honsal told ABC News. “That was the key thing for these girls.”The girls said they heard a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter overhead searching for them and that they yelled for help but no one heard them.When the girls heard Crumley and Hill yelling out their names, they answered back and were rescued. “When our searchers found them … they were in good spirits. Rescuers were surprised. They were happy to see them,” said Honsal, who on Sunday described finding the girls safe and sound as “a miracle.”The sisters were taken to a local hospital, where they were checked out and given pizza.“As far as their appearances go, no scratches, they weren’t wet,” Honsal said. “They were smart enough to stay under canopies of tall trees and stay near tree trunks. They hiked all the way to the location and stopped when they knew they were lost. That was exactly what they were supposed to do. They looked like they were out for a stroll, like they were gone an hour from the house. They were anxious to see their parents.”The girls said they will never go far away from their house again until they have a GPS tracker on them, which their mother has already ordered.“I’m trying not to punish them,” Misty Carrico said. “They saved each other. I’m the proud mom. I raised super heroes.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.