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Flexifoil 2.4m2/2.6m Wide Sting 4-Line Power Kite with 90 Day Money Back Guarantee! By World Record Winning Power Kite Designer – Safe, Reliable and Durable Family Orientated Power Kiting, Kite Training and Introductory Traction Kiting

Here’s Why 4,358 People From 96 Countries Have Bought The Sting And Why More Than 380,000 People Have Chosen Flexifoil Kites Since We Invented Power Kiting in 1972, by Anthony Van Dort, CEO, Flexifoil International. In 2012, Sir Richard Branson chose Flexifoil to design the kites which powered his family, friends and himself from England to France and in so doing, achieve 3 world records. A survey completed by 1485 kiting enthusiasts reported quality as their number one priority when buying a kite. It is little surprise considering the number of reviews one reads online about lines breaking, straps snapping, lines fraying, kites tearing on minor impact and kites stalling to name just a few! Flexifoil kites perform well in the lightest of winds and they are safe, reliable, strong. Flexifoil is a highly trustworthy premium brand – the absolute market leader in superior quality power kites. The Sting is a 2.6m 4-line kite. The ideal kite for those who just want to get out and have fun. It is also the perfect kite for beginners because it is easy to control, particularly as the rear two lines act as brakes. It is also a very safe kite. Perfect for all aged 14 and upwards – although we highly recommend adult supervision of youngsters just in case a strong gust comes through. And while 4,358 people have already bought the Sting from Flexifoil, to give you absolute confidence in your purchase, we make you a promise by way of a 90-Day Money Back Guarantee. You buy a Sting from Flexifoil here on Amazon for just £129.99, you’ll fly it and we’re certain you’ll love it – but – if you’re in any way unhappy with your purchase, then we will give you all your money back within 90 days of your purchase – guaranteed!

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Police are using DNA testing to track down a fetus’s mother

Monday afternoon, workers at a treatment plant in Augusta, Georgia found something unusual traveling through the city’s wastewater. A mass of fetal remains had lodged in a piece of equipment, apparently flushed down a drain somewhere within city limits. City coroner Mark Bowen identified the remains as roughly 20 weeks into pregnancy, halfway through the second trimester.

That also placed the remains right on the lip of Georgia’s abortion law, which outlaws abortions after 20 weeks.

Faced with unidentified remains, Bowen took an unusual step, sending the remains to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for a full autopsy and DNA testing. If successful, the effort could identify the mother and reveal new details about why her pregnancy failed, a novel use of DNA analysis that could have a significant impact on how police investigate abortion cases nationwide.

Despite the legal implications, Bowen insists he isn’t thinking of the search in criminal terms. “My intention is to put the mother and fetus together, and make sure the mother’s okay,” he told The Verge. “I just want to make sure she isn’t getting an infection or bleeding out, and then I would like to connect them back together so she can have her miscarried child or aborted child properly disposed of.” (A separate Georgia law places restrictions on the proper disposal of fetal remains, although the legal burden falls on clinics rather than patients.)

Bowen also expects the autopsy to make a more decisive estimate of the age of the fetus, which will determine whether criminal charges could be brought against medical providers involved. “[The initial reading] was a guesstimate,” Bowen says. “It’s right on that line where it could or could not be. Did that baby take a breath and drown in the water?

We don’t know.”

Familial DNA searches are a common, if controversial, practice in law enforcement, matching samples to suspects with relatives in the federal CODIS system, a genetic database maintained by the FBI. In a typical example, blood recovered from a crime scene might not directly match anyone in the law enforcement database, but could provide a partial match to the suspect’s father or daughter. It’s a powerful tool for law enforcement, although critics say it subjects relatives of convicted criminals to unwarranted and potentially unconstitutional scrutiny.

CODIS is also used to identify missing persons, but it’s usually deployed under very different circumstances.

After filing a report, the family of a missing person can submit their own DNA or latent samples of the missing person to be tested against unidentified bodies. But the mother in the Augusta case is unlikely to have filed a missing person’s report for her own fetus, so it’s unclear how that technique could be deployed here.

The most plausible way to identify the remains would be to treat them as a crime scene sample, which might trigger a match if the mother and father are present in a law enforcement database. But that would be a more aggressive use of the DNA database, which is typically only used to find people immediately suspected of a crime.

The Georgia law targets doctors, and in legal terms, both the mother and the fetus are treated as victims rather than perpetrators. “This strikes me as quite a novel way to deploy familial searching techniques,” said Natalie Ram, who teaches bioethics and law at the University of Baltimore. “Usually when we have a familial search, we’re looking for someone who’s not in the database.”

According to NYU Law professor Erin Murphy, the practice could have significant civil liberty implications. “It certainly creates a slippery slope,” Murphy told The Verge. “In essence, the fetus is a witness to the crime, as well as the victim. Does this mean they would defend using a database to find other witnesses?”

Because the remains were found in wastewater rather than disposed of through proper medical channels, they are unlikely to be the result of a medical abortion. They’re more likely the result of a miscarried pregnancy or a self-induced abortion.

Self-induced abortions have been outlawed in seven states (although not Georgia), but remain relatively common in situations where conventional medical alternatives have been outlawed, sometimes forcing women to turn to underground networks of informal providers. Efforts to prosecute self-induced abortions often run the risk of prosecuting inadvertent miscarriages, particularly when prosecutors focus on fetal remains as evidence of the crime. A 2014 study claimed to find over 380 cases in which women faced criminal charges over miscarriages.

Genetic evidence has not played a central role in those prosecutions so far, but it has obvious value for investigators. Most miscarriage cases begin with fetal remains, and those remains have an immediate genetic connection to the mother.

At the same time, there are few ways to dispose of fetal remains without exposing them to a police search, since police have broad authority to search through wastewater and other garbage streams without a warrant.

The most significant block may be the rules governing the federal CODIS database. Federal rules require that the uploaded sample must be believed to be from the perpetrator of a crime. The rules apply to samples taken from crime scenes as well as direct testing of suspects.

In theory, Georgia officials could also run the sample against public databases, as in the Golden State Killer case, although it would require significant resources and wouldn’t produce a match unless one of the two parents was already present in the public system.

What’s more likely is that the coroner will restrict the search to Georgia’s state-level database, which operates under more lenient rules and has been collecting samples since 1991. As of December, the state database contained more than 347,000 DNA profiles, primarily taken from identified criminals.

BT network arm Openreach rolls 330Mbps G.fast out to 1 million UK addresses

BT Group has announced that its network arm Openreach passed a million UK premises with G.fast in the first three months of 2018. Capable of delivering download speeds of over 300Mbps, G.fast services are currently available to order now in some areas from ISPs including TalkTalk[1], Uno[2] and, naturally, BT. In the previous three months, Openreach’s G.fast footprint covered around 380,000 premises[3], but there’s still a way to go before the target of 10 million homes passed by 2020 is hit.

Read next: Best Broadband Deals For May[4] The quarterly results also show that the Openreach FTTP footprint now covers 560,000 addresses, roughly one sixth of the number of premises it wants to pass by 2020. While G.fast can deliver bandwidth greatly in excess of what you can get with a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) or last-gen ADSL connection, it’s not future proof in the same way that FTTP is – last summer, BT demonstrated that its current generation of FTTP infrastructure can deliver download speeds of 100Gbps[5] – or 100,000Mbps.

The ‘Fibre First’ initiative, revealed earlier this year, aims to set the foundations for a future where every customer who wants FTTP able to order it, a job which Openreach CEO Clive Selley says will take decades. In the meantime, G.fast acts as a halfway house between FTTC and FTTP, giving customers who need more than 76Mbps – the commonly advertised top speed possible with a Fibre to the Cabinet-based service. The government’s Broadband Delivery for the UK (BDUK) schemes coupled with BT’s own investment has seen the telco push superfast Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) to around 27.6 million premises since 2012 and BT may well increase this, depending on the terms of the new Universal Service Obligation (USO).

The Openreach network passes a total of 30 million addresses – almost every home and business in the UK – with basic Internet and telephone services. Under the terms of the current USO, BT must offer a phone line capable of delivering voice calls and dial-up Internet to anyone who orders it. The new USO would also include cost controls[6] to ensure that more people in remote locations, who may otherwise struggle to pay for a new line to be installed, can get connected.

BDUK Shropshire Bridgnorth4[7]“by BT’s BDUK partnerships fibre rollout photography[8] is licensed under CC BY 2.0[9].

References

  1. ^ TalkTalk (uk.pcmag.com)
  2. ^ Uno (uk.pcmag.com)
  3. ^ Openreach’s G.fast footprint covered around 380,000 premises (uk.pcmag.com)
  4. ^ Best Broadband Deals For May (uk.pcmag.com)
  5. ^ can deliver download speeds of 100Gbps (uk.pcmag.com)
  6. ^ would also include cost controls (www.gov.uk)
  7. ^ BDUK Shropshire Bridgnorth4 (www.flickr.com)
  8. ^ BT’s BDUK partnerships fibre rollout photography (www.flickr.com)
  9. ^ CC BY 2.0 (creativecommons.org)