ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Ohio State will be without the services of star quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the 2019 season and beyond after he announced he’s entering the NFL draft. No worry for Buckeyes fans though, as the team landed former five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields over the weekend.Fields transferred from Georgia after sitting behind starter Jake Fromm for the 2018 season. Fromm will likely hold down the starting spot again in 2019, so Fields took the opportunity to transfer to Ohio State – though a starting spot isn’t guaranteed with Tate Martell in competition.First things first, Fields is seeking immediate eligibility at Ohio State, despite transferring this year. Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars – who helped Shea Patterson gain eligibility at Michigan – expects to know whether or not Fields will be eligible by February, per the Toledo Blade.“Unlike the situation with the Ole Miss transfers, the process of obtaining a waiver for Justin isn’t going to drag on for months,” Mars told The Blade, adding he believes a decision by the NCAA will be made by February.It will be an interesting month for Ohio State fans awaiting the decision. If Fields is eligible, he’ll enter a battle with Tate Martell to earn the starting quarterback job.
FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade Boyd PHONE: 713-348-6778 E-MAIL: email@example.com U.S., China cooperate on high-energy physics experiment DOE, Chinese Academy pledge $7M for innovative particle detectors With $5 million in new U.S. funding and a $2 million commitment from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Rice University physicists are organizing the joint U.S.-Chinese production of an innovative set of detectors for one of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) premier particle accelerators, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island, New York. The project represents the most significant collaboration to date between the U.S. and China in high-energy particle physics detector research. Over the next three years, Rice physicists will manage an international team as it builds, installs and tests a cylindrical bank of more than 23,000 particle detectors in the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR). “Particle physics provides a clear example of the need for increased cooperation in science today because no single institution — indeed, no single nation — can afford the apparatus or command the expertise required to advance the boundaries of physical knowledge in this arena,” said Rice University President David Leebron. “This program, which has been pursued with enthusiasm by Rice faculty, is an example of the most robust scientific cooperation, the type that emerges when scientists meet and collaborate on important areas of mutual interest and concern.” The program is managed by Rice’s T.W. Bonner Nuclear Laboratory and involves dozens of researchers and technical workers at six U.S. and Chinese universities, three Chinese physics institutes and BNL. “Physicists at the Bonner Lab first proposed a system like this 15 years ago, but the cost of the detectors alone was estimated at $12 million, so we went back to the drawing board and came up with a less expensive design,” said lab director Billy Bonner, a co-principal investigator on the new DOE grant. “Without our Chinese partners, this new system wouldn’t have been feasible. Their detectors are superior in quality to any of the prototypes we created, and their support and enthusiasm for the project are unparalleled.” RHIC is the most powerful heavy-ion collider in the world. At RHIC, gold atoms are stripped of their electrons and accelerated to nearly the speed of light in opposite directions along circular 2.4-mile tracks. When the beams collide, the protons and neutrons inside the gold shatter, giving physicists a brief glimpse of quarks, gluons and other basic constituents of matter. The STAR Time-Of-Flight (TOF) detectors will tell physicists exactly what types of charged particles – including pions, kaons and protons — are created in these head-on smash-ups. “We can see the charged particles and we can even track their flight path, but without knowing their flight time we generally can’t tell them apart,” said physicist Bill Llope, senior faculty fellow at the Bonner lab. With information from the STAR TOF detectors, physicists will be able to determine the mass of each charged particle emerging from the collision, hence determining the particles’ identity. The Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chamber (MRPC) detectors, which will be built in China, are constructed of seven panes of glass, each separated by a thin chamber filled with freon gas. When charged particles pass through the detectors, ionization dislodges electrons, and strong electric fields inside the MRPCs cause ‘avalanches,’ producing measurable signals. Sophisticated electronics, built at Rice, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California at Los Angeles and Houston-based Blue Sky Electronics LLC, will pinpoint the time of the strike to within 100 trillionths of a second, and they will convert the information into digital signals that are recorded for numerous kinds of analyses. “Producing the detectors is a huge undertaking, and the U.S. partners will wind up making more than 2,300 electronic boards for the system,” said STAR TOF Project Manager Geary Eppley, a research scientist at the Bonner lab. “Assembly and testing will take place at UT Austin, and we’ll install as many detectors as we can each summer when RHIC is shut down. We expect to finish in 2009.” Participating institutions include Rice, BNL, UT Austin, UCLA, the Institute of Particle Physics at Wuhan, China, the Institute of Modern Physics at LanZhou, China, the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the University of Science and Technology of China at Hefei and the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Highway Patrol says a portion Highway 133 is shutdown near Southport after after a crash involving three vehicles.Sgt. Sanders with The Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. near Long Beach Road and River Road.- Advertisement – He said a car going North on River Road crossed the center line and hit a truck causing the truck to hit another car.Sanders said at least one person was airlifted to the hospital and several others were also taken to the hospital.Sanders said N.C. 133 will be shut down for a while in between N.C. 87 and N.C. 211. He said drivers should avoid the area or take a different route.Related Article: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash near Wilmington intersectionWe will have more details as they become available.
Stock image of a prison cell. (Ichigo121212/Pixabay) Crime and Incidents “Use of solitary confinement was largely discontinued in the United States in 1890 when the Supreme Court ruled that it led to mental deterioration and resulted in no rehabilitation of those incarcerated,” said the Solitary Fact Sheet of Princeton Spear.“The practice was re-implemented in the 1980s and 1990s as part of the so-called ‘War on Drugs.’”Those with mental illnesses can also be placed in isolation cells in many prisons. Follow Venus on Twitter: @venusupadhayaya The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) told the Herald that it learned about the birth only after two days had passed.“A Well Path medical team, including a physician and two nurses, attended to the mother and child. Child Protective Investigations Section was notified, and the baby was placed with an appropriate caregiver,” BSO spokesperson Gina Carter wrote in an email to MH.Jackson, 34, was arrested and booked on cocaine possession charges on March 27 and was released but was arrested again after she failed to appear for pretrial services. Charges against her included trespassing, sleeping on a public street, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Share Finkelstein alleged that since the day of her arrest, the BSO knew about Jackson’s pregnancy and in order for her medical condition to be monitored, she was placed in an infirmary.Two weeks after her arrest she began started feeling contractions and sought help. According to Finkelstein, instead of helping her and carrying her to a hospital, the jail staff tried to reach an on-call physician.“Not only was Ms. Jackson’s health callously ignored, the life of her child was also put at grave risk,” he wrote.Chief Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes told MH that the mother is still in custody but is recovering in a hospital. LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON Share this article Jailed on Cocaine Possession Charges, Mentally Ill Woman Forced to Give Birth in Isolation Cell By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times May 7, 2019 Updated: May 7, 2019 `Inmate gave birth ‘alone in an isolation cell’ hours after asking for a doctor`: Tammy Jackson gave birth alone in an isolated jail cell in Florida, prompting an investigation. https://t.co/Qw7Q7x8mym #US pic.twitter.com/H7BW3EVOvb— Patrick (@cahulaan) May 6, 2019 Check out this informative fact sheet from the Vera Institute on new findings regarding women in segregation, such as solitary confinement or restrictive housing, and learn about the negative impacts of these conditions on incarcerated women https://t.co/wwfIbq4yNP pic.twitter.com/QM7NiAmd70— Justice Roundtable (@justiceroundtab) July 2, 2018 A mentally ill woman in prison on cocaine possession charges was forced to give birth in an isolation cell last month as her cries for help were allegedly ignored.Public Defender Howard Finkelstein wrote a letter about the incident to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony alleging that jail inmate Tammy Jackson started complaining about contractions to staffers at 3:16 a.m. on April 10 and by 10 a.m. she gave birth to her daughter all alone, reported the Miami Herald.“She was forced to deliver her baby alone,” Finkelstein wrote in the letter, requesting that medical and isolation practices at all Broward County detention facilities be reviewed. Mentally ill woman gave birth alone in isolated jail cell, Broward public defender says #News #WorldNews https://t.co/nLkjOtu1Q5 pic.twitter.com/rsB1u3dIep— RedditNews (@reddit_news) May 5, 2019 “Just imagine going through the trauma of delivering a baby, screaming for help, people are within earshot, and no one comes to your aid from 4 a.m., when the contractions start, until 10 a.m.,” said Weekes. “All the while knowing people are in earshot.”Weekes didn’t provide any information about Jackson’s mental illness but said that it is “significant.”“It is unconscionable that any woman, particularly a mentally ill woman, would be abandoned in her cell to deliver her own baby,” Weekes wrote. “Your staff did not protect either Ms. Jackson or her child. Despite their neglect and callous indifference, both Ms. Jackson and her child survived. It remains to be seen how this gross negligence will affect Ms. Jackson’s already fragile mental health.”People in Isolation Cells in the United StatesAccording to a survey of 40 state prison systems for the fall of 2015 by the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, there are a total of 1,458 women and 59,048 men in solitary confinement across the country. At 3:16 a.m. on April 10, Tammy Jackson, a mentally ill and pregnant prisoner in solitary confinement, started having contractions.By 10 a.m., she had given birth to her daughter, alone in a prison cell..https://t.co/XccJUlAFA3via @RobynElyse— Wonkette (@Wonkette) May 6, 2019 Show Discussion