No injuries after Roanoak Avenue drive-by shooting

first_img The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. in the 3400 block of Roanoak Avenue. Port Arthur Police Sgt. Sadie Guedry said that there were several people in the vehicle that pulled up to the home and fired numerous times at the residence. The shooting was focused on one specific area of the home and no injuries were reported.Guedry said it is uncommon for violent crime like this to occur in that area of the city.If you have information about this crime or any other crime, call the Port Arthur Police Department at 983-8600 or Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 409-833-TIPS. You won’t be asked your name and you may be eligible for a cash reward. You can also make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by downloading the P3 Tips app on our smartphone. Police are continuing the investigation into a drive-by shooting that happened Monday in an area that typically doesn’t see violent crime.last_img read more

Intelligence Means Having More Than Just Raw Brainpower

first_imgBusiness Insider: These situational factors exert their influence in so many ways, but today, inspired by a recent research finding, I want to focus on one in particular: how a mastery of situation can actually make us smarter as we get older. In the current issue of the journal Psychological Science, researchers report that older people (over 65) showedless variability in their cognitive performance across 100 days of testing than did younger people aged 20 to 31.Why? The older adults’ greater consistency “is due to learned strategies to solve the task, a constantly high motivation level, as well as a balanced daily routine and stable mood,” notes one of the scientists, Florian Schmiedek of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany. A colleague of Schmiedek’s, Axel Börsch-Supan, adds that his research shows that older workers are more productive and reliable, and less likely to make serious errors, than are their younger colleagues.There are other ways that our mental powers grow as we get older. It’s true that as we age, the brain’s processing speed begins to slow, and memory may sometimes slip, says Margaret Gatz, PhD, professor of psychology, gerontology, and preventive medicine at the University of Southern California. But researchers have recently made some surprising discoveries about what’s really happening in our heads as we age: “We are identifying ways in which older minds hold their own against younger ones and even surpass them,” Gatz says. Here, ten such ways:Read the whole story: Business Insider More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

HSBC to set up UK head office in Birmingham

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Everything to know about the National School Walkout on March 14

first_img Related Geneva Sands/ABC(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Students, teachers, parents and administrators across the country are invited to take part in a National School Walkout this month in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws.The ENOUGH National School Walkout will be held on March 14, exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves across the nation.The event will be at 10 a.m. across every time zone and last 17 minutes, one minute for each of the victims gunned down in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.The walkout is organized primarily by young people working with Women’s March Youth Empower. Those behind the Women’s March also ran the anti-Trump Women’s March demonstrations in January 2017.Women’s March Youth Coordinator Tabitha St. Bernard Jacobs, one of the few adult allies guiding the students in the youth-led movement, told ABC News that while the walkout was sparked by the Florida school shooting, the event is about calling out gun violence.St. Bernard Jacobs said it is a way to shed light on the type of gun violence that exists not just in schools, but everyday gun violence, like shootings that impact minority communities or devastate cities like Chicago, Illinois.The walkout’s goal is “to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship,” according to the event website.Over 2,000 walkout events are registered for March 14.Students from New Jersey to California have said they will participate, as well as groups from schools as far as Ireland, Switzerland, Israel and Mexico, according to the event website.How participants spend those 17 minutes of the walkout is up to them, St. Bernard Jacobs said before adding that they encourage whatever is best for each environment.Some people are doing a lie-in, while others are holding rallies, St. Bernard Jacob said.She stressed that this is not a protest against schools; it is a way to encourage school administrators to help students “amplify their voices.”She went on to add, “Some schools are looking to this as an opportunity to really educate their young people about what it means in this moment to be engaged.”The March 14 event is one of many student walkouts erupting throughout the U.S. as a new generation of youth advocates lead a fierce push for gun reform. While many school districts are supportive of the protests, some schools have reportedly threatened to punish students participating in walkouts.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said schools can punish students for missing class for walkouts, but the punishment should only be because students are missing school; it cannot be a harsher punishment because the students participated in a protest.Dozens of colleges and universities have said they won’t penalize applicants who are peaceful student protesters, including Brown University, which posted a note on Twitter.“Applicants to Brown: Expect a socially conscious, intellectually independent campus where freedom of expression is fundamentally important. You can be assured that peaceful, responsible protests against gun violence will not negatively impact decisions on admission to Brown,” Brown University tweeted.“That’s very encouraging,” St. Bernard Jacobs said of the schools supporting students’ decisions to protest gun violence. “This is a moment for youth to find their voice.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more