Your speedy update on all the day’s big stories Monday, April 14 2014
Judge orders humiliating sentence for disabled kids’ bully.
An Ohio man has been forced to hold an “I am a bully” sign at a busy intersection for a day following a 15-year campaign of harassment against his neighbours who have disabled children. Edmond Aviv, 62, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour disorderly conduct charge following shocking incidents such as calling his neighbour “Monkey Mama” while she held her adopted, disabled, African-American child, he smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp and placed tar on the sidewalk so their wheelchairs would slip.
Judge Gayle Williams-Byers said she handed out the unusual punishment due to the seriousness and extent of his harassment. “He would do things like shine a spotlight at their house at three in the morning so the family couldn’t sleep.” The sign reads, “I am a bully! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself.” Aviv will also spend 15 days in jail, attend anger management classes and perform 100 hours of community service. Aviv said he’s been treated unfairly. He told Plain Dealer, “the judge destroyed me.”
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Submarines join the search for MH370.
Thirty seven days after flight MH370 disappeared, authorities have announced that the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin-21 will be deployed this evening from the Australian vessel Ocean Shield. Retired defence chief Air Cief Marshal Houston announced at a media conference that they haven't heard any more pings from the Black Box for the last 6 days. The Black Box batteries only last 30 days.
“The deployment of the autonomous underwater vehicle has the potential to take us a further step towards visual identification since it offers a possible opportunity to detect debris from the aircraft on the ocean floor. We’ve got a very good lead - we’ve just got to wait and see if Bluefin-21 can find the wreckage” he said. However, he was quick to mitigate raising hopes of finding the plane - there is no guarantee the area they are looking in is the right place.
Blue-fin 21 will be conducting a sweep for 24 hours of a 40 kilometre square area. The total search area is 1000 kilometres square.