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Changing the way you think to stay out of prison

first_imgCrime & Courts | Education | SouthcentralChanging the way you think to stay out of prisonSeptember 21, 2017 by Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media Share:Rey Soto-Lopez practices his welding techniques at the Ironworkers Union. (Photo by Anne Hillman/Alaska Public Media)Rey Soto-Lopez said when he was in prison, he felt berated with a constant refrain.“’You lied so therefore you’re a liar,’” he recalled. “‘Oh, you broke a rule? You’re never going to change. You’re always gonna be a manipulator.’”But that’s not who he wanted to be.When he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2001, he was thrown into a correctional system that, in his opinion, wasn’t focused on helping people prepare to re-enter the community.Soto-Lopez said even just waking up wearing a yellow jumpsuit constantly sent the message that he would never be trustworthy.“Control and punishment, at least for me, has never changed my attitude,” he said. “It has managed my attitude but it never really changed my internal perspective and attitude.”Soto-Lopez knew he didn’t want to leave prison as the same person who entered.His old way of thinking wouldn’t solve any of his problems.“I didn’t want to commit another crime. I wanted to figure out why I was so rebellious, so angry, so resentful,” he recalled. “I wanted to realize and understand my addiction, my criminal mentality. I wanted to figure out what was going on with me.”But how do you do that in prison, when everything seems to tell you that you can’t change?Soto-Lopez found those few people who told him something different.“It was that one chaplain who would come by when I felt bitter and angry, and I was resentful and acting out and would show me love when I least deserved it. When I least merited it. Was there to stand by me and believe in me not matter what, to say ‘Man, I believe that something good could come out of you.’”With that support, he started a decade-long process of taking classes like anger management, parenting, and understanding victim impact.Classes focused on behavior and attitude are offered at most correctional centers in the state, but they aren’t mandatory.Research shows the classes can be effective and change how people think – and they reduce recidivism by about 25 percent, if they are taught by well-trained teachers. The most effective programs focus on anger management and problem-solving.But Monica Hinders, who manages the education programs at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, said inmates don’t always sign up for them with the intent to change.“Some just enroll because they know they look better on paper,” she said. “They are preparing for parole board or to get a furlough to get out of here.”She says despite that, even just the basic social skills a person learns in a classroom, like listening and speaking respectfully during structured conversations can make a positive difference.Participants have to analyze real world situations together and reflect on how they would react and why. Some classes, like ones on parenting, also focus on improving the participants’ ideas of self worth.Sometimes listening to a teacher drone on isn’t always helpful, she said.“But the interactions with other inmates and just having the trust in each other to be honest and open and hearing the other views and that kind of thing. In here, if these guys are able to sit in a classroom and get along and not fight and not do what they sometimes like to do — that’s a win.”For some people, like Soto-Lopez, those small wins add up.Using the social skills and self analysis tools he learned by taking different types of programs, he was eventually able to take vocational classes, too.Now, he’s been out of prison for three months, lives in a halfway house, and is holding down a job with the Ironworkers Union in Anchorage.Soto-Lopez practices his new skills in a welding booth at the Union’s office, melting a thin metal rod against two plates to attach them together.He’s preparing for his next certificate exam.“If you don’t do it right the first time, you gotta redo the whole thing all over,” he said. “That’s why you practice over and over before you take the test because you only get one shot at the test.”He knows that now, because he sees the world differently, he’s getting a second shot at life on the outside.Want to hear more Solutions Desk stories? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or NPR.Share this story:last_img read more


Sarepta drug appears to be more popular with doctors than insurers

first_img Ed Silverman Sarepta drug appears to be more popular with doctors than insurers Log In | Learn More By Ed Silverman Dec. 15, 2016 Reprints As investors fret over the modest uptake of the controversial Sarepta Therapeutics drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a new survey suggests the treatment may soon be more widely prescribed, although the findings come with a caveat.About half of 100 neurologists reported they would prescribe the drug to at least 80 percent of their eligible patients and only 10 percent of the physicians indicated they would narrowly restrict its use, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Simos Simeonidis, who commissioned the poll. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. APStock What’s included?center_img About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @Pharmalot [email protected] Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags financepharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+last_img read more


Naples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Study ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 Florida man sentenced to life in prison for machete slaying at grow house June 16, 2021 AdvertisementA few months earlier, the pair filed for divorce.24-year-old Hernandez-Perez will be tried for first degree murder. NAPLES, Fla.– A Naples soldier accused of murdering his estranged wife will be arraigned on Thursday, June 17th. Raul Hernandez-Perez is accused of bludgeoning and stabbing his wife. Selena Roth’s body was found dumped in a trash can. She was killed shortly after the couples’ one-year wedding anniversary. Previous coverage: Naples soldier accused of murdering wife on Army base AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img AdvertisementTags: murdernaples Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more


Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois town next week

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Irish Water will undertake essential watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure to homes and businesses in Stradbally.From Monday March 22, Irish Water, in conjunction with Laois County Council, will begin work on Church Avenue near St Colman’s school.The works involve the provision of new service connections for customers directly affected by the replacement of 850 metres of old leaking watermains.The installation of the new watermain is being delivered by Ward and Burke Construction limited on behalf of Irish Water and are expected to be completed within five weeks.Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers.Traffic management will be in place to facilitate the safe delivery of the works, while local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.Irish Water and Laois County Council will make every effort to maintain normal supply to all properties throughout the works however some short-term water shut offs may be necessary and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs.Speaking about the works, Joe Carroll, Irish Water said: “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Laois County Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause.“The delivery of these essential works will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Stradbally and surrounding areas ensuring a safer mores sustainable water supply.”SEE ALSO – A Zoom with Zoom – Life advice, sporting experience and education from one of Laois’s greatest products By Simon Hartnett – 20th March 2021 Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Twitter Home News Community Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois town… NewsCommunity Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois town next week Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSChurch AvenueIrish WaterStradbally Previous articleCoronavirus: Nine further deaths and 525 new cases as changes to construction, sport and 5km limit anticipatedNext articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Simon Hartnett Electric Picnic Council Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


Community invited to offer input on beloved mural

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsCommunity invited to offer input on beloved mural Dec. 23, 2019 at 6:00 amArtsCommunityFeaturedNewsCommunity invited to offer input on beloved muralBrennon Dixson1 year agocommunityinputJane GoldenMuir Woods MuralMuralFile photo Commissioned by artist Jane Golden in 1978, the Muir Woods mural positioned at the corner of Lincoln and Ocean Park boulevards has captivated the eyes of passers-by for more than three decades.Despite its popularity with some in the local community, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently suggested the mural be painted over after staff cited concerns of erosion, lead paint and other environmental hazards.In October, after hours of discussion and input from residents, the district’s Board of Education came to a unanimous decision to leave the mural in place until local stakeholders had the opportunity to voice their opinions on how the district should best move forward with the beloved mural.Thanks to his local ties to Philadelphia — Golden’s current place of residence — SMMUSD Board President Jon Keane said he spoke directly to the artist to gauge if she had any interest in leading a community-oriented process that could decide the fate of the mural.“I played my Philly card with her and she called me right back,” Kean said in an interview Friday.“She was very flattered that the people of this community have such an emotional attachment to her work. It made her feel very good, but at the same time, she understands that murals are not a permanent art form and that sometimes murals fade away and need to be updated, replaced, rejuvenated or renovated,” Kean said. “So, her advice to us was we need to identify why people connect so strongly with the original piece and to use that energy moving forward.”SMMUSD believes the best way to identify why people feel so strongly about the piece is to have Golden host a series of meetings at the end of January, which will allow anybody with an opinion the opportunity to share it.Kean said the meetings will occur over the course of three days with the first gathering being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 on Santa Monica College’s campus. The next day, small groups comprised of students, activists and others stakeholders will meet with Golden and her team individually to ensure the group has nailed down the true feelings of the community.On the final day of discussions — Feb. 1, 2020 — Golden and the district will gather at 721 Ocean Park Boulevard for a meeting that Kean said will likely last three hours.“We truly want a collaborative effort with residents so everybody can voice what’s best in their eyes,” Kean said, mentioning the board isn’t sure what conclusion will be reached at the end of the meetings. “But we do know that the mural can’t be restored. It could be replaced, a new piece could go up or it can be some combination of the two, but it cannot be restored.”District staff said a sign-up procedure will be announced and every effort will be made to accommodate all interested parties.“We are pleased that Ms. Golden has agreed to guide this community process on reimagining the mural space at the Obama Center,” said SMMUSD Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati. “We are confident that her passion and expertise for mural art along with her personal connection to this space will ensure that our final design choice will take all factors and interests into consideration. The new mural will be a source of community pride and enjoyment for decades to come.”[email protected] :communityinputJane GoldenMuir Woods MuralMuralshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment I smell a predetermined outcome. Typical SM. December 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM Matthew Davies says: 1 Comment Music and Movement at the LibraryFirefighters Keep Fire from Engulfing Huntley HotelYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours ago Comments are closed.last_img read more


Telia Q3 hit by Uzbek provision

first_img Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags Steve Costello Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Telia claims positive start to strategy revamp Related Previous ArticleTelefonica intros big data unitNext ArticleAT&T aims to buy Time Warner for $85B Telia said its core business was “on track” in Q3, as its bottom line was hit by an SEK12.5 billion ($1.4 billion) provision related to its activities in Uzbekistan, but a deal to sell some Eurasian subsidiaries now looks further off.The operator previously revealed it was facing a $1.4 billion fine related to its entry into the Uzbek market in 2007, having acknowledged – more than once – that it had “seen and found wrongdoings” in the process.In the results statement, Telia also said that together with Turkcell, it will “explore a joint divestiture of Fintur Holdings”, most likely in 2017. Previously, Turkcell was a likely buyer for Telia’s stake in the business, which operates in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova.According to reports earlier this year, there was some concerns that following the Uzbek probe, Fintur may attract the attention of the authorities (although there has been no sign so far). The pending renewal of a licence in Azerbaijan is also a potential stumbling block.Elsewhere, the company saw something of a mixed performance. Sweden, CEO Johan Dennelind said, “remains characterised by stable growth in the consumer segment, but pressure in parts of the enterprise area”.And its Europe unit saw “good progress,” with the majority of operations posting positive mobile service revenue growth. In Finland, mobile-billed revenue growth was 6 per cent, supported by upselling and price adjustments, while in Norway, “the customer perception of the Telia brand improved further”.The company has sold its Spanish business, Yoigo, in line with its efforts to focus on the Nordic and Baltic regions.For the quarter, the company reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of SEK8.81 billion, compared with a prior-year profit of SEK4.59 billion, on revenue of SEK21.52 billion, down 0.9 per cent from SEK21.71 billion. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 OCT 2016 Home Telia Q3 hit by Uzbek provision Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets Author FinturTeliaTurkcellUzbeklast_img read more


School Dropout Age Stays at 16

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HELENA – A bill to require students to stay in school until they are 18 or have graduated has failed in a Senate committee.Senate Bill 44 failed to move out of the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee after a 5-5 vote Monday.Montana’s legal dropout age is 16. Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau supported the bill to require students to stay in school until “age 18 or upon graduation.” She says her office supported the bill because they thought it was important to set an expectation that every student graduate from high school. She says she plans to bring the bill back during the next legislative session.Juneau says more than 2,000 Montana students in grades seven through 12 drop out of school every year.last_img read more


683 new Covid 19 cases nationally, 68 in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Cavan9493.271 Roscommon<56153.499 Louth913134.2173 Longford56237.397 Galway2422140.3362 7-day incidence 835-day moving average 573 Donegal6839246.9393 Facebook Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 23 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) 495,824 people have received their first dose184,191 people have received their second dose Offaly3032443.8346 **County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Dublin3082502393,220 Tipperary2320152.3243 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Kildare4931249554 As of 8am today, 329 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 21st 2021, 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Cork141642.9233 Mayo11659.878 ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Carlow<56166.995 WhatsApp CountyToday's cases**(to midnight 23Mar2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population(to 23Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days(to 23Mar2021) Twitter Wexford1116130.2195 Monaghan<5148.930 Google+ 683 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 18 additional deaths reported.There were 68 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 246.9 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the national figure of 159.3. It's the third highest incidence rate in the country, and the highest figure today outside Dublin.There have now been 232,164 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,628 Covid related deaths.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.Of the deaths reported today, 6 occurred in March, 7 in February and 5 in January.There has been a total of 4,628 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Tuesday 23rd March, the HPSC has been notified of 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 232,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.*Of the cases notified today:324 are men / 359 are women75% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old308 in Dublin, 68 in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 21 other counties**. Ireland683573159.37586 683 new Covid 19 cases nationally, 68 in Donegal Leitrim<5153.117 Wicklow<5996.2137 By News Highland - March 24, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Clare6454.765 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Meath3534225.1439 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 232,164 confirmed cases reflects this. WhatsApp Kilkenny<5333.333 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sligo<5385.556 Westmeath1310149.8133 Google+ Laois1810119.2101 Limerick211395.4186 Twitter Previous articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday March 24thNext articleSt Eunan’s and Douglas named joint All Ireland Senior Champions. News Highland Pinterest Waterford<513136158 Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Kerry7348.772 Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


News / UPS chief determined to stay positive, despite declining profits in Q1

first_imgUsing its adjusted numbers, group profits were down more than 10% on the same period last year, but divisionally the adjusted results offered some optimism.Chief executive David Abney focused on the fact that the period saw the company move forward with its transformation process.“The first quarter marked a good start to the year and generated solid performance across our business,” said Mr Abney. “Our transformation initiatives are enhancing revenue quality and creating network efficiencies that will increase our long-term earnings power.“We are on a path to take advantage of growth opportunities and enhance our future performance.”Chief sales and solutions officer Kate Gutmann told investors the B2C division had performed well, but focused on the success of UPS B2B activities during the period.These, she said, had been helped by the company’s product “resonating” with the healthcare industry, allowing it to further “strengthen its market-leading position”.However, it was not enough to offset declines in non-adjusted numbers across all three divisions – Domestic, International, and Supply Chain, with International faring worst.And looking at the adjusted performance, both International and Supply Chain saw healthy growth, with operating profit up 3% and 24%, respectively.“They generated excellent operating profit this quarter, with strong contributions from Coyote and the rest of our Forwarding unit,” said Mr Abney. “We continue to execute our asset-light strategies, while providing our customers with the high-quality service they expect.”Domestically, he said, the company was facing an “unknown” with the US economy, as it had been giving “mixed signals”, but may succeed as there had been “solid” consumer spending.While he did not comment on the international sector, he again sounded upbeat about future prospects, noting a “positive” trend in domestic operations.“We are bending the cost curve in our US domestic segment as highly automated hubs come online, producing improved productivity benefits,” he said. “These improvements contributed to the segment’s performance in the quarter and will continue to gain momentum going forward.”You can see UPS first-quarter results here. For more analysis, try UPS disappoints – is the integrated logistics model broken? on Loadstar Premium. A marginal upturn in revenue failed to compensate for what has been a difficult first quarter for UPS, ending  with a 17% drop in net income.Despite this, the company had a positive tone during its investor call, turning to adjusted figures to find a glimmer of hope.And one analyst noted that, while the results were “broadly mixed”, the company had weathered the competitive storm it had faced in recent years – although the future is more uncertain as tech giants step into the arena.Turnover during the first three months was up less than 1%, to $17.1bn, generating $1.1bn in profit, down from $1.3bn a year ago; the company citing the weather as one cause. By Alexander Whiteman 26/04/2019last_img read more


Stonecrest Mayoral Candidate Refutes ‘Mentally Ill’ Claims

first_img An audio version of this story.0:35The weekend before Stonecrest residents vote for their first mayor claims of dirty politics were being made.On Saturday, a mailer that called Charles Hill mentally ill, bipolar and manic depressive was delivered in parts of DeKalb County.It showed separate pictures of Hill and Anthony Hill, a veteran who was fatally shot two years ago by a DeKalb police officer who has since been indicted.Charles Hill, one of the candidates running for mayor of Stonecrest, released a statement Sunday saying there is no link between him and Anthony Hill.He also says he doesn’t suffer from any sort of mental problem.Hill has scheduled a press conference for later Monday morning to address the issue in person.Stonecrest’s mayoral election is Tuesday.  For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:35 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more