Jack White Releases New Industrial Freak-Funk Single, “Corporation” [Listen]

first_imgJack White has shared the latest single from his forthcoming album, Boarding House Reach. Titled “Corporation”, the new track is White’s third offering from the record, which is due out on March 23 via Third Man Records/Columbia Records.As previously reported, Boarding House Reach finds White backed by a talented assortment of musicians, including drummer Louis Cato (Stay Human/Beyoncé/Q-Tip/John Legend), keyboardist Neal Evans (Soulive/Talib Kweli/John Scofield), bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger), percussionist Bobby Allende (David Byrne), and backing vocalists Ann and Regina McCrary of gospel trio The McCrary Sisters.Jack will support Boarding House Reach with a lengthy tour that includes stops at Shaky Knees Festival, Boston Calling, Governor’s Ball, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The album’s first two singles—“Connected by Love” and “Respect Commander”—were released earlier this month. Tickets for the tour are now on sale, and preorders for Boarding House Reach are currently available.“Corporation” – via Jack White VEVOJack White Tour Dates:April 19: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MIApril 20: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WIApril 21: 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MIApril 23: Baxter Arena – Omaha, NEApril 24: Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KSApril 25: Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MOApril 27: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TXApril 29: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TXApril 30: Revention Music Center – Houston, TXMay 1: Revention Music Center – Houston, TXMay 2: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TXMay 4 – 6: Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA May 6: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA May 26: Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA May 27: Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown, NYMay 29: The Anthem – Washington, DCJune 1: Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY June 2-3 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH June 4: Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater – Columbus, OHJune 6: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OHJune 7: Dome Arena – Rochester, NYJune 8: Artpark Mainstage Theater – Lewiston, NYJune 9: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ONJune 27: Hammersmith Apollo – London, UKJune 28: Hammersmith Apollo – London, UKJuly 2: AFAS Live – Amsterdam, NLJuly 3: L’Olympia – Paris. FRJuly 4: L’Olympia – Paris. FRJuly 7: Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium July 12 – 13: Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain July 14: NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal July 15: Ilosaaririock Festival – Joensuu, Finland August 6: The Armory – Minneapolis, MNAugust 8: 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, COAugust 9: SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UTAugust 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, ORAugust 12: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BCAugust 13: WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WAAugust 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CAAugust 19: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CAAugust 21: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CAAugust 22: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZAugust 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NVlast_img read more

Former Irish receiver receives 10-day sentence

first_imgFormer Irish wide receiver Will Mahone plead guilty to and received a 10-day sentence for four misdemeanor counts, according to the South Bend Tribune. Emily Kruse | The Observer The counts included resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and aggravated menacing, the Tribune report stated. Mahone, who faced two seasons of limited play due to injuries, is no longer enrolled at the University.Irish coach Brian Kelly originally suspended Mahone indefinitely June 16 following his arrest in Ohio on five charges, according to an announcement from sports information director Michael Bertsch.Mahone was arrested June 14 around 10:30 p.m. after police in Austintown, Ohio, responded to a complaint about a fight, the South Bend Tribune reported.He was initially charged with assault of a police officer, intimidation of a public servant/party official and vandalism of a government entity, all felonies in Ohio, as well as with misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to a Mahoning County Sheriff’s report.Witnesses told police Mahone was intoxicated while head-butting, punching vehicles and trying to fight people, the Tribune reported. Mahone physically resisted arrest and shouted expletives and threats at officers, and allegedly responded to an officer’s request to get on the ground with “(Expletive), white boy.”He continued to resist arrest after being taken to the ground by an officer, the police report obtained by the Tribune alleges. Allegedly, the handcuffed Mahone repeatedly yelled at officers, “Take these cuffs off, and I’ll kill all of you.”Mahone was also accused of trying to kick police and thrashing his head backwards and striking an officer on the forehead, according to the Tribune.Mahone was initially taken to a hospital to receive treatment for a cut on his eye, but he continued to shout expletives and was later transported to Mahoning County Justice Center for incarceration, the Tribune reported.“The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system,” Notre Dame officials said in a June 16 statement published in the Tribune. “Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law.”Tags: Arrest, Irish football, Will Mahonelast_img read more

Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub fight

first_imgSouth African athlete and murder accused Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub at the weekend, his spokesperson has said.Mr Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer who said he was drunk, The Star newspaper says.Mr Pistorius’ spokesperson said the argument took place after Mr Mortimer started to “aggressively interrogate” him about his murder trial.Mr Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.He says he mistook her for an intruder, but the prosecution says he deliberately shot her dead after an argument.Ms Steenkamp was killed at Mr Pistorius’ home in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, on 14 February 2013.’Bouncers intervene’ Mr Mortimer said he got involved in a row with Mr Pistorius at the nightclub in Johannesburg’s upmarket suburb of Sandton, after the athlete insulted his friends and South African President Jacob Zuma’s family, The Star reports.”I took that personally because I am very good friends with a member of the Zuma family,” Mr Mortimer is quoted as saying.Mr Mortimer said the Olympic sprinter was intoxicated and started to poke him in the chest while they were talking.The businessman said he then pushed Mr Pistorius away from him and the athlete fell over a chair.The club’s bouncers helped Mr Pistorius up, but were asked to remove him after he “had a confrontation with another man”, Mr Mortimer is quoted as saying. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for Mr Pistorius’ family, disputed Mr Mortimer’s version of events.Mr Pistorius was in the VIP section of the club when he was approached by a man who had since been identified as Mr Mortimer, she said.”The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial,” said Ms Burgess.The Olympic sprinter’s murder trial was adjourned last week for closing arguments on 7 August.If found guilty of murder, the 27-year-old, who went on trial on 3 March, could face life imprisonment. If he is acquitted of that charge, the court will consider an alternative charge of culpable homicide, for which he could – if convicted – receive about 15 years in prison.last_img read more

Michael Phelps praises 10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent for breaking record

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Liverpool upbeat after transfer coups as Man United sweat Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Image: Twitter/@MichaelPhelpsOlympic medalist Michael Phelps praised 10-year-old swimmer Clark Kent Apuada, a Filipino-American, for breaking his 1995 swim record.The retired competitive swimmer went on Twitter today, Aug. 2, to extend his congratulations and give the proverbial pat in the back for Apuada’s achievement.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Image: Twitter/@MichaelPhelpsShortly after Phelps’ tweet, CBS correspondent Jamie Yuccas replied that she showed Apuada, also nicknamed “Superman,” the tweet. The overjoyed 10-year-old could only thank Phelps for being recognized and say “whoa!”Image: Twitter/@MichaelPhelpsApuada broke Phelps’ 1:10.48 record for the 100-meter butterfly of the Long Course Meters Far Western International Age Group Championships, which was set in 1995. On July 29, Apuada clocked in a new record at 1:09.38 and proceeded to win six other events that he competed in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The little “Superman” only started swimming competitively four years ago and can’t qualify for the Olympics just yet. Nonetheless, Apuada has made winning an Olympic gold one of his long-term goals, according to a CBS report. He also aims to be a scientist and a black belt holder.  /raRELATED STORIES: Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps’ swim recordMichael Andrew caps breakout US Nationals with 50 free winKathleen Baker sets world record in 100 back at US nationalsADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Local prep tennis and volleyball results

first_imgThe Warriors’ Raili Makela defeated Mileena Maki, 6-2, 6-3 in the first singles match. Del Norte … McKinleyville and Del Norte earned early-season victories while the Eureka High School tennis team fell to Northcoast Prep.In other sports, Del Norte’s volleyball team is now 6-0 after a straight-set drubbing over Gold Beach (Oregon).Del Norte tennis sweeps St. Bernard’s 9-0The Del Norte Warriors won every match against the St. Bernard’s Crusaders on Tuesday at Del Norte High School.last_img

Million-Degree Plasma Found in Orion

first_imgThe Orion nebula, an object of beauty to stargazers (picture, Hubble view) is pervaded by plasma heated to two million degrees Kelvin, reported astronomers in Science.1  Two funnel-shaped regions of x-ray emitting plasma in the extended nebula were observed by astronomers using the X-Ray Multi-Mirror (XMM)-Newton satellite.    “The energy requirement to heat the large-scale x-ray emitting plasma is severe,” they said.  What could heat up gas to emit 55 billion trillion trillion ergs per second?  Not the molecular flows of gas in the nebula.  Not the microjets from numerous young stars.  Their suggestion: “The only efficient energy source is provided by the fast winds from the hot Trapezium stars” (picture).  The high-velocity wind, flowing tens of kilometers per second, is four orders of magnitude more energetic than the observed plasma, they said, and “can easily heat the observed plasma.”    Those stars are short-lived, however.  The massive Trapezium stars in the brightest part of the nebula (picture) can only last a few millions of years or less – far less than the assumed age of the Milky Way.  The plasma bubble would disperse in hundreds of thousands of years without replenishment.  Do they see a pattern?Our Galaxy (and other star-forming galaxies) could thus maintain a network of x-ray bubbles and plasma flows, cooling over a few million years but continuously being replenished by shocked winds from a multitude of modest Orion-like star-forming regions, gently leaking out from the parent molecular clouds, in addition to being fed by discrete, but rare, supernova explosions.O’Dell and Townsley, commenting on this paper in the same issue of Science,2 said “Orion continues to surprise.”  Though they found the hot-wind mechanism plausible, “many questions remain in Orion,” they said.Why is the x-ray emission confined to these two areas?  Is there a channeling effect of the stellar wind, a rapid cooling of any other shocked gas closer to the star, or does extinction in the veil simply preclude observation of hot gas in the optically brightest part of the nebula?The last question suggests that the entire nebula may be glowing hot.  Further observations may help answer these questions.  “Once these observational questions have been resolved, the ball will be in the theoreticians’ court; it is they who must then confront the problems of why the Orion gas is at 2 million K and why it is located where it is.”1.  Gudel, Briggs et al, “Million-Degree Plasma Pervading the Extended Orion Nebula,” Science, 18 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5861, pp. 309-312, DOI: 10.1126/science.1149926.2.  O’Dell and Townsley, “Orion Continues to Surprise,” Science, 18 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5861, pp. 289-290, DOI: 10.1126/science.1153476.This story is provided as an example of a “surprise discovery” in science, and how scientists typically deal with them.  It’s analogous to finding erupting volcanoes on Io or geysers on Enceladus when theories had predicted they would be cold and dead.  Scientists delight in puzzles but typically try to solve them in accordance with the presuppositions of the paradigm they learned and the beliefs of their peers.  It’s rare for a maverick scientist to think outside the box.    It may be that the mechanism suggested can account for the phenomenon.  How they will deal with the age problem is left as an exercise.  New high-energy massive stars will be needed continually to account for the ongoing emissions and plasma flows.  The stars in the Trapezium are thought to be much more short-lived than most stars.  When they have burned out, like bright sparklers, new ones will be needed to take their place.  Otherwise, the hot plasma would long ago have cooled down.    One subject these astronomers did not delve into was plasma physics.  Because plasma is electrically charged, it can move and form structures much more rapidly than material under gravitational forces alone.  One creationist who has given a good deal of thought to this is Barry Setterfield.  His explanations about how plasma might cause dramatic changes in galaxies and stars rapidly can be found at setterfield.org.  This link is provided without comment, not necessarily as an endorsement, for those interested in pursuing the pros or cons of his “maverick” model, which is controversial even among creationists.  It should be noted, however, that some secular astronomers have also argued that plasma physics is much more important (and neglected) in formulating cosmological models.(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Flatrock Passive: A Final Design and Energy Modeling

first_img BLOGS BY DAVID GOODYEAR An Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House Is Modeling a Four-Letter Word?Energy Modeling Isn’t Very AccuratePassive House Certification: Looking Under the HoodHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation, Part 1How to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation, Part 2Calculating Cooling Loads There is no chimney for a wood stove yet since the energy modeling needs to be completed before we determine the heating requirements. Upstairs, things have been changed around a little (for floor plans, see Images #2 and #3 below).For the most part I like the layout but we have proposed to close in the laundry upstairs with a wall that has two double sliding doors with frosted glass panes. It will allow us to have extra storage for linens, towels, etc., and will enable us to close the doors while still allowing light to spill into the hallway. The ensuite has been resized to accommodate a makeup table for my wife. The master is a little smaller but still about 14 feet square, which is big enough. Besides these changes, the floor plan is likely finished. Our designer, Mike Anderson, has been busy! The house now measures 2,176 square feet. The current refinements have been finalized enough that we are ready to submit them to the town for our building permit…. Well, we already have a building permit but it didn’t have an attached garage. The town of Flatrock will only allow you to build a garage once the house has started. To avoid this, we have attached the house so both the house and garage can be built at the same time.In its current orientation, the long axis of the house is less than 15° from geographical south. This will ensure that our solar coverage will be greater than 95% during the winter months. There will be some energy penalty in the summer, since the setting sun will lead to solar gains later in the day. Some trellis shading over the main level windows should take care of this problem, but only the energy modeling will tell the tale.The garage facade has been changed around a little. Rather than a double garage door, there is now a single. The garage will be a woodworking shop. Garage doors are a horrible R-18 at most and leak energy like you wouldn’t believe. Minimizing the size of the door will help retain heat as well as give me more wall area for my equipment. The garage will have a huge storage room upstairs that’s about 14 feet by 25 feet. This will accommodate the loss of basement storage. However, getting things upstairs could be a pain and I don’t want a fixed staircase in the garage taking up valuable floor space. We have decided to install an attic stair to access the space from inside. To facilitate lifting large items to the second level, the designer proposed a simple solution: a hayloft door and a pulley. Simple yet effective! The results of the energy modeling are encouragingThe first round of energy modeling has been completed. Based on the model and the orientation of the house on the lot, the energy usage looks great. There too many numbers to talk about so I’ll focus on the important numbers.The PHPP software used to model the home is quite complex. The data entry is exhaustive and it contains information from the transparency of windows to the air change rate related to the wind blowing on the building.First, let’s look at the total energy balances (see Image #4, below). The blue columns show the energy lost by the building and the red columns show the energy gained by the building (based on our climate). Windows typically drain energy from a building. However, if oriented properly, the windows can provide solar gains in winter which can offset the heat loss through the windows.In our model, the south windows gain slightly more energy than the total lost through all the windows in the envelope! This is a great start! In the summer, the south-facing windows gain quite a bit more than is lost but ventilation alone takes care of much of the heat. The main windows causing this are on the main level since there is no shade structure. The model shows that added solar screens to the outside of the building cuts this by 60% since they decrease the solar irradiance by about 50%. RELATED ARTICLES center_img Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of blogs by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland. The home will be the first in the province to be built to the Passive House standard. The first installment of the GBA blog series was titled An Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House. You can find Goodyear’s complete blog here. Some details yet to comeI am not sure about the vertical board-and-batten siding. Board-and-batten requires a double rainscreen, which takes longer to install, and it doesn’t shed water as well as standard bevel siding. I am proposing we use bevel siding and install board-and-batten under the eaves, with stained cedar shakes to break up the east and west walls.I am also proposing a multi-colored building, with the flavor of downtown St. Johns and the traditional Newfoundland saltbox seen in outports. It is likely that the home will be one color and the garage will be another, such that the color draws the eye to the house as a focal point on the lot.At this point, the house is ready for energy modeling. Passive Design Solutions will use the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software to see if there are any gross issues with the geometry. The software will determine issues with loss of winter solar gains and summer overheating. Based on those results we can determine the need for larger south-facing windows, minimizing north-facing windows, and window overhangs to prevent overheating. Finally, we will obtain a better idea of the heating and cooling requirements for house. Heating and cooling loadsNow lets look at loads (see Image #5, below). Loads are the instantaneous use or gain of energy. Here the loads are shown in Btu/h, but we typically use power in kW to represent this. The winter balance is on the coldest day of the year. The summer balance is on the warmest day of the year.What does all of this mean? Well, let’s decipher the balances and try to put this in perspective. First, I want to talk about demand or total yearly energy usage for heating. I’ll use kWh to represent this rather then the Btu/h convention used in the diagrams. Look below at Image #6. Summing up the red bars (in Btu/h and converting to kW) in the plot gives a total energy usage of 17 kWh/square meter for heating during the whole year.How does this compare to a code-built home? A typical code-built home uses about 70 kWh/square meter! So the model estimates a 75% savings in heating cost alone.How about the load on the coldest day of the year? In the load bar plot, the total heat used by the building is about 13,000 Btu/h or 3.8 kW. This is amazingly small for a house that measures 2,176 square feet. In fact, the heating load per square meter was determined to be about 13 watts. Most code-built homes are about 5 to 10 times this number. Predicted electricity useIf electricity were used for everything in the building, the total yearly electricity usage would be about 12,400 kWh, including heating, appliances, hot water, etc. Keep in mind, we’re located in Climate Zone 6. At today’s rates, the cost-averaged bill will be about $100/month. Using a heat pump for space heating and a heat-pump hot water heater, this drops to 10,300 kWh or $83 per month. A typical code-built house of the same size would use almost 24,000 kWh or about $195 per month. At our current rate, the savings would be about $1,330 per year, and the total monthly electricity bill would be $1,001 per year. Not too shabby!One of the principles of passive house design is adding renewable energy to further decrease the total energy usage. Do you think that you could be on the grid and minimize energy usage below this while still living comfortably? You betcha! By combining heat and hot water systems and installing a wood gasification boiler plus a heat pump, we have further minimized our electrical consumption by another 3,000 kWh. (A separate post on that system is coming up.)Our total estimated energy usage will be around 7,300 kWh. If all goes as planned, our estimated monthly electricity bill will be $86.30, -ncluding tax and the service fee. Compare that to a code-built home, where the bill would be $245.67. That’s a savings of 65%. I’m pleased.With a total energy savings of 65% and the heating requirement that’s 75% less than a code-built home of the same size, the Flatrock Passive House is on the road to be the most energy-efficient detached home in Newfoundland!last_img read more

School Year Off to Smooth Start in Region Four

first_imgStory Highlights Region Four comprises the parishes of Hanover, St. James and Westmoreland Twelve new Principals were assigned to schools across the region All 172 educational institutions, opening their doors to thousands of new and returning students The new academic school year got off to a good start on Monday, September 2, in Region Four, with all 172 educational institutions, opening their doors to thousands of new and returning students.Regional Director, Mrs. Hillary Foster told JIS Newsthat her team was “excited and very optimistic” about the new school year, which has begun without any serious challenges. The region comprises the parishes of Hanover, St. James and Westmoreland.She informed that, “We had been making a lot of preparations and so far, everything went as planned in that all our public schools were opened”.The Regional Director informed that 12 new Principals were assigned to schools across the region, and that schools were given furniture and equipment, while repairs were carried out on a number of schools.“There was also the general cleaning of school compounds and most of the schools in the region had their staff meeting prior to the start of the school year. All in all though and for the most part, we had a pretty good start to the new school year,” Mrs. Foster said.She also informed that after much discussion and planning, some schools are moving away from the shift system, noting that, Sandy Bay and Albion Primary and Junior High Schools, had joined Farm and Glendevon Primary and Infant Schools, as single shift schools, two years ago.Mrs. Foster noted that during the summer recess, a number of sensitisation meetings were held with parents, counselors, and teachers, to receive feed-back on the changing of the shift system in the institutions.Meanwhile, she has expressed appreciation to stakeholders who have lent their support, and assisted with the refurbishing works at some schools.“The Moreland Hill All Age School in Westmoreland has been extensively refurbished with an infant department added to that institution.  I would like to express appreciation to one of our stakeholders, the Rock House Foundation which assisted us with that great work on the school. This has resulted in a one hundred per cent increase in enrollment and attendance of students there,” Mrs. Foster said.She also commended the Tyre Warehouse in Savanna-La-Mar for converting all the pit latrines at the Friendship Primary School, to modern flush toilets.The company has also installed a 1,000 gallon water storage tank; erected a play area; and given a stipend to the institution for the infant project.last_img read more

Teenager who died in care was under the age of two when

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsThe life and death of a 17-year-old First Nations girl is the subject of a new ‘disturbing’ report released by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.The report titled In Need of Protection: Angel’s Story documents the teen’s, who is only referred to by her first name, involvement with Child and Family Services beginning at the age of one and ending with her tragic death in 2015.“From the time she was an infant Angel was exposed to persistent abuse, neglect and violence,” Daphne Penrose told reporters Thursday.The report provides a harrowing timeline of Angel’s involvement with the child welfare system.It paints a picture of a short and tragic life grounded trauma and the series of systems who failed her.The first time Angel was sexually assaulted she was just 21 months old.The assaults would continue until her death.By the age of 12 she was apprehended 14 times, and she went through 46 different placements in her life.The report documents she used drugs and alcohol to numb the pain.She was 11 when she first attempted suicide.In fall of 2015 Angel died from an accidental drug overdose.She was in care at the time of her death.“Her story as you read it is one that stands out as a shocking reminder that too many children and youth in our communities are subject to immense trauma and are taken too soon,” said Penrose.Throughout her life Angel was allowed to return to live with her mother but Penrose’s investigation found the mother was not provided any supports to help care for Angel as she was suffering from her own traumas.“There wasn’t enough assessment done to determine whether or not mom had the capacity to safely parent and then to find an alternative permanent family placement or alternative placement for her,” said Penrose.Penrose makes six recommendations in the report including the need for specialized mental health and addiction supports for youth.She said her office found 24 instances where outside agencies determined Angel required mental health support but found child welfare workers didn’t follow through.She also expressed the need for more protection for youth at risk of being sexually exploited as it is a ‘right now’ problem.Her investigation found Angel started seeking help when she was eight-years-old but everyone around her were unable to recognize the signs.The report also featured the stories of seven exploited youth Penrose’s office is currently dealing with.“It wasn’t a situation that happened just to Angel. This is happening to hundreds of young girls in our province right now,” said Penrose.Penrose said she presented her report and recommendations to department officials a few weeks ago but the office of Manitoba’s Families Minister Heather Stefanson said they weren’t “privy to those discussions.”In a statement Stefanson wrote, “MACY’s recommendations require a whole of government response and senior officials from multiple departments will develop responses and discuss options to collaborate on a sexual exploitation public awareness campaign.”“They plan to meet with the advocate to discuss ways to collaborate.”This is the second child death report publicly released after the province made changes to the child welfare legislation allowing the advocate to release her reports.The advocate’s office is working on another eight [email protected]@bhobs22last_img read more