6-year-old boy with autism vanishes at park, search area expands

first_imgGastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A massive search effort is underway in North Carolina where a young boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father.The search for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch ramped up on Sunday as the FBI joined more than two dozen local and state law enforcement agencies to look for the boy, who was last seen at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina, about 20 miles west of Charlotte, authorities said.“We’re going to explore all possibilities, including abduction,” FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan said Sunday, “but we’re also going to make sure we search every inch of land around here to make sure that he’s not simply lost.”On Monday the search area was expanded 2 miles outside of the park, Gastonia Police said.Maddox, who is described as nonverbal, was walking near a lake at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when his father and another adult lost sight of him, authorities said.“They were walking around the lake,” Rachel Bagley, Gastonia spokeswoman, told Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV. “They got around to the back side of the lake. He started running, according to the parents, and when they started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since.”In addition to the FBI, at least 24 local and state law enforcement agencies and more than 100 volunteers are helping with the search, according to the Gastonia Police Department.Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said officers were searching the lake, reviewing the park’s surveillance footage and interviewing residents in the area for clues.“If you were at Rankin Lake Park on Saturday and saw Maddox or took video or photos of their outing at the park, call us,” Helton said Sunday. “We know a lot of people were in the park and we have spoken to many of them, but we have not spoken to everyone.“No piece of information is too small. Something you may think is insignificant could be helpful to our case,” he added.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is also assisting in the search, said Maddox may be in need of medical attention, according to a statement on its website.Police said Maddox is 4 feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with the words “I am the man” and black shorts.Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s special tip line at 704-869-1075.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Postdoctoral Research Associate

first_imgTo apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/504103 Postdoctoral Research AssociateAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and aworld leader in experiential learning. The same commitment toconnecting with the world drives our use-inspired researchenterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range ofundergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through thedoctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte,N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platformsfor undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research.Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials atthe Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastalsustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant,Massachusetts.About the Opportunity:The Chung Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering is seekinga Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an image processingproject. The research group is interested in improving widefieldmicroscopy images of fluorescent neurons in the nematode worm, C.elegans.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will lead an effort to improve imaging bycomputational techniques. Develop code to implement a novelprocedure for removing stray light from microscope images. Assistthe supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results andgrants. Maintain the laboratory and may exercise functionalsupervision over supporting research staff and mentorship forgraduate students in image processing methods. Primaryresponsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.Qualifications:Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in image analysis and processing;be able to undertake substantially full-time research orscholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar;extensive experience with MATLAB is required; strong communicationskills and ability to work independently. jeid-52679aade607b44cad03b91617396ecbcenter_img Preferred Qualifications:Experience with ImageJ and NIS Elements preferred.Salary Grade:10Additional Information:Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.last_img read more

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days

first_img from $57.50 Scott appearedon #LiveAtFive from his home in California, where he lives with his husband, filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield. During this down time, they’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, such as Succession, PEN15 and catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And Scott has been using the HouseParty app to stay in touch with his friends. “You can have up to eight or 10 people,” he explained. “You all can kiki in a room together. You can play games.” For Scott, it’s been helpful for him to not talk about the news with his friends. “The first week, everyone was like, ‘What is happening?’ And there’s your feeds, the TV—everyone is consumed by the pandemic that is going on. And now I’m like, how are we moving past that? Still getting our news, being informed, all those things, but what else can we talk about?”Scott, whose other Broadway credits includes Something Rotten! and The Book of Mormon, is also keeping busy. On March 27 at 4:30PM ET, he’ll be interviewing Frozen’s leading lady Ciara Renée on the Disney on Broadway Instagram channel. “It’s basically Disney on Broadway stars kiki-ing live,” he said. Scott added that he’s staying positive by practicing mindfulness. “I have off days and low times and all those things,” he admitted. “[What] resonates with me [is] to just keep a light within my soul. And that really helps me. I also depend on other people for that. I wanna laugh, so I go and look at fun videos and talk to people who also have that light. It’s always been something from my soul, what has been kind of food for my soul, is to think about positivity and light.”Watch the rest of Scott’s #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview here.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 32:37Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -32:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Michael James Scott in “Aladdin” (Photo: Deen Van Meer) Michael James Scott Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Aladdin Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former Broadway.com vlogger, who plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, put on a polka-dotted shirt and a bright blue blazer. “We all need to put on a blazer or a sequined jacket or boa or something and keep it up,” he told Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek. “I was like, ‘I need to put on something! I can’t just wear a T-shirt.’” Michael James Scott (Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com; Graphics by Ryan Casey for Broadway.com) Star Fileslast_img read more

Kenston Scores Early, the Defense Does the Rest in 28-0 Win Over Riverside

first_img NEO HS Staff By Don DiFrancescoKenston 7 15 0 6 = 28Riverside 0 0 0 0 = 0PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Defending Ohio Division-3 champion Kenston scored on their first three possessions, then let their defense take over in a dominant 28-0 win over Riverside. Kenston got on the scoreboard quickly when senior quarterback Jon Tomcufcik connected with sophomore receiver J.P. Germano for a 24-yard touchdown with the game less than three minutes old. Riverside responded with a drive that produced three first downs before stalling at the Kenston 39. That would be the closest the Beavers would get to the end zone all night.Kenston showed a good mix of running and passing as they mounted a long drive that extended into the second quarter. The key play was a 24-yard pass from Tomcufcik to senior receiver JaVon Middleton that took the ball to the Riverside 1-yard line. Senior running back Jack Porter ran it in for a touchdown on the next play.Following a Riverside punt, Kenston put together another lengthy drive. This time, Tomcufcik finished it off with a 16-yard run over right tackle on a fourth-and-two play. A two-point conversion gave the Bombers a 22-0 lead with 4:58 remaining in the first half.From that point on the Bombers relied mostly on their running game to control the clock. When Riverside did get possession, they were unable to generate any significant yardage versus the tough Kenston defense.Kenston, who raised their season record to 8-1, scored their final touchdown on a 31-yard pass from Tomcufcik to senior receiver Tyler Mintz with 6:10 to play in the final quarter.With the loss, Riverside’s record falls to 4-5.1st QuarterKenston: J.P. Germano, 24 pass from Jon Tomcufcik (Blake Torres kick) [9:37]2nd QuarterKenston: Jack Porter, 1 run (Torres kick) [11:06]Kenston: Tomcufcik, 16 run (Ryan Miller pass from Tyler Mintz) [4:58]3rd QuarterNo scoring4th QuarterKenston: Mintz, 31 pass from Tomcufcik (run failed) [6:10] Related TopicsKenston BombersRiverside Beaverslast_img read more

The best new player in the first round

first_imgSince the 2015 season, the best new player of each round has been determined and welcomed in the Premier League championship. Candidates are nominated by the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) Coaches Council, while the media and the head coaches of all clubs participate in the vote. The most important criterion for receiving this prize is the age limit, ie the player must meet the U-21 age category.This time the LFF Coaches Council nominated five candidates for the title of the best new player of the first round: Raimonds Krollis (FK Metta), Alvi Jaunzema (Valmiera FC), Emils Birks (FK Metta), Rihards Ozoliņš (FK Metta) and Ivo Minkevičs (FK Jelgava).Raimonds Krollis was recognized as the best young player after the first round of the championship in the vote of journalists and coaches. The 18-year-old Mettas footballer scored four goals in the first round of the Optibet Premier League and made two assists.This season, the best young player of the round receives a valuable gift from the leading sporting goods store “Sportland”, which especially supports the development of young athletes.Resources used:https://optibetvirsliga.com/news/pa…last_img read more