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Trump Rips NFL QB Kaepernick During Speech in Kentucky

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky.Kaepernick, who played for the San Francisco 49ers but now is a free agent, hasn’t yet been signed to another team.Trump told the crowd he read an article reporting that NFL owners don’t want to pick Kaepernick up “because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump.”“Do you believe that?” he asked the enthusiastic crowd.Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at the start of NFL games last season to protest police treatment of minorities.Trump says of the people of Kentucky, “They like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

A Kickoff Time, TV Channel For Penn State-Ohio State Has Been Set

first_imgAn Beaver Stadium awaits game against Nebraska.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: Beaver Stadium is empty before Penn State takes on Nebraska on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)We’re now less than two weeks away from one of the biggest games of the Big Ten’s college football season.Penn State is set to host Ohio State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. on Sept. 29. It will be Urban Meyer’s second game back from his suspension.The game, unsurprisingly, will kickoff in primetime.A TV channel and kickoff time have been set for the Penn State-Ohio State showdown.TV channel: ABCKickoff time: 7:30 p.m. E.T.ESPN’s College GameDay has yet to announce its Week 5 destination, but the pregame show is expected to be at Penn State for this one.The Nittany Lions will be having a “whiteout” for this contest, too.last_img read more

JCF Strengthening Community Policing Strategies

first_img Speaking with JIS News, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the police cannot succeed in solving or preventing crime without the assistance of the community. Major Anderson explains that police officers are currently being trained to enable them to effectively filter the complaints received. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is strengthening its community policing strategies as part of measures to reduce criminal activities in the country. Story Highlights The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is strengthening its community policing strategies as part of measures to reduce criminal activities in the country.Speaking with JIS News, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the police cannot succeed in solving or preventing crime without the assistance of the community.He informs that a system is to be put in place to allow the public to make complaints and provide feedback on ways to improve the quality of service the JCF offers.Major Anderson explains that police officers are currently being trained to enable them to effectively filter the complaints received.“This we know will improve the quality of the relationships in the communities and the wider public,” he states.The Police Commissioner also mentions that the JCF is to strengthen community-based networks as part of plans to reinforce crime-prevention.“We will be utilising civilian knowledge of crime, integrating active neighborhood watches and a variety of other techniques, as opposed to relying solely on police patrols, in a big step to improving flow of information,” Major Andersons states.He adds that the JCF will be projected as a force that encourages public police partnership.“The JCF understands the need to involve the community, the local government and the police to work together to tackle crime… . This united approach will see results. People want to talk and we (JCF) will be creating better relationships with these communities to let them feel safer to talk to us,” Major General Anderson shares.In giving support to the importance of community policing, Professor (Emeritus) Criminology and Public Safety at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Ramesh Deosaran, states that the initiative will address issues such as civilian control and make it easier for the officer to enforce public order.“It is policing whereby the people take active part in their own affairs. The police are not to be seen as a problem or stranger whose presence stands for danger but as partners in development, and those members of the community are co-producers of justice and quality police service,” Professor Deosaran adds.He was speaking at the recently concluded Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference held in Montego Bay, St. James.Professor Deosaran notes that introducing a system that gives people an option to share their thoughts, give feedback and interact with the police is the first step to encouraging public participation.He proposes a scientific intervention to integrate community policing with the police service.“The numbers won’t lie, and right away you can see where the pitfalls are when you have active polls… to see if people’s needs are being serviced by our police force,” Professor Deosaran notes.He states that making a complaint at the police station about the level of satisfaction will not only highlight the gaps but also encourage dialogue with the inspector or sergeant in charge to find out on their side what the problems were in dealing with a particular report in the correct way.“It sounds simple, but it opens the door that will help the JCF and other law-enforcement bodies assess the administrative readiness of the organisation,” he adds.Meanwhile, Canadian Superintendent, Michael Slack, who addressed the ACCP audience about public trust in policing, says trust is vital in measuring citizen satisfaction effectively.“The police must engage the public through the use of tools such as community walk-through, understanding the priorities and preferences of different segments of society and community social development programmes to get the support of the people to solve crime,” he points out.Superintendent Slack also urges policing agencies to ensure “visible” accountability in all aspects of service delivery and member conduct, via both internal and external processes.last_img read more

Trump Sets Aside USD 138 Mn for Charleston Deepening Project

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project received USD 138 million of funding for construction in the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget announced this week.According to the South Carolina Ports Authority, the funding represents a milestone that provides an opportunity for the project to receive Congressional funding for construction.Inclusion in the President’s Budget makes the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project eligible for direct appropriations by Congress through the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill this year.“We are grateful to the Trump Administration for recognizing the value of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project with an outstanding allocation in this year’s budget,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chair.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) recalculation of the benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR) to a new score of 6.4 last fall, driven primarily by SCPA’s container cargo volume growth, allowed the project to meet the threshold for consideration in the President’s Budget.“By 2021 SCPA and the state will have invested more than USD 2 billion in port infrastructure to support the booming growth of both population and manufacturing in the region. Our deepening project answers the need for a Southeastern port to handle 14,000 to 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent container unit (TEU) vessels drafting 50 feet or more without significant depth and other navigation restrictions,” Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said.Construction work began on the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel in February 2018 following the awarding of the first two dredging contracts, totaling USD 260 million, by USACE. Deepening the harbor up to SCPA’s busiest container terminal, the Wando Welch, is expected by early 2021 in what will be a record construction period of only 40 months.last_img read more

New H1N1 Dosing Recommendation for Children

first_imgChildren ages six months to nine years who have already received a dose of H1N1 vaccine do not need a second dose during the 2009-10 influenza season. The new recommendation comes from the National Pandemic Vaccine Working Group. “The announcement is based on the low rate of H1N1 activity across the country and the expectation that the activity will not increase this spring,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Public Health Officer. “That being said, I still encourage people who have not yet been immunized to get their H1N1 vaccine.” H1N1 vaccine can still be given to children if requested but only a single half dose is required. This includes all children age 6 months to 9 years regardless of their medical history. H1N1 activity remains low in Nova Scotia with only two lab-confirmed cases since the beginning of 2010. There have been 752 lab-confirmed cases of H1N1 to date for the 2009-10 influenza season. The province publishes a report on respiratory illnesses, including H1N1, every Wednesday. It can be found at .last_img read more

Sharath Co start favourites as Commonwealth TT Cships begin

first_imgCuttack: Indian men’s team, led by skipper A Sharath Kamal, will start as favourites when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships begins at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday. India are clubbed with Singapore and Scotland in group B, while England, the top-ranked team here and placed in group A, have Sri Lanka and Cyprus for company. With the format allowing two teams from each group to qualify for the second stage, Sharath and Co. are confident of sweeping the gold medals. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherSharath’s calculations are based on the weakest England, Nigeria and Singapore teams that have come here. “Indeed, we are in the toughest group but since England, Nigeria and Singapore have not fielded their best players, Indian men should win the team and open events,” said the winner of 10 medals, including the 2004 singles and team championship gold medals. Sharath said the way G Sathiyan, ranked No. 24 in the world, has been playing, of late, India would always fancy their chance against even the toughest. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”He is in the form of his life. Besides, two seasoned campaigners in Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall (England) and Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola (Nigeria) are not here. Singapore, too, have fielded a young side while other teams are not that strong. It makes our job easier,” he said. In comparison, the women team draw looks far easier than one would have expected. Again, on the basis of team ranking, Singapore is the top-seeded squad but India, at No. 2, form a part of group B with South Africa and Sri Lanka, while group A has Singapore, Wales and Scotland. The other groups have lesser teams in terms of ranking. The Indian women, on its strength, should be able to cross the first-stage hurdle without dropping a sweat. However, they could face some stiff competition from Singapore as the hosts approach the final. Manika Batra, on whose shoulder the burden is placed, may not be in the kind of form she had in 2018 CWG and Asian Games, but she is capable of pulling it off in a team event like this, particularly when the home crowd would be rooting for her and Team India. In their first group match, Indian women take on Scotland, followed by Singapore. The championships open with group matches in women section for the team championships.last_img read more

Jimmy Fallon And Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group Donate 1000000 Of Books To

first_imgMacmillan Children’s Publishing Group, together with Jimmy Fallon, will make a donation of $1,000,000 worth of new books to First Book, including Fallon’s #1 New York Times bestselling title, YOUR BABY’S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA.The books donated to First Book by Macmillan and Jimmy Fallon will be provided to children in need through First Book’s network of more than 275,000 educators and program leaders nationwide.“Even if a book is just the word ‘Dada’ and some animal noises, the confidence that you gain from reading and finishing your first book opens up a whole new world,” said Jimmy Fallon.Jon Yaged, President & Publisher of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, said, “We couldn’t be happier to help facilitate Jimmy’s generosity, and to work with First Book to foster a love of reading in kids at an early age.”“We are so excited and appreciative of this donation,” said Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book. “For the first time in our country’s history, more than half of the children in our public schools come from low-income families. The need for books and educational resources for these children has never been greater. We’re thrilled that Macmillan and Jimmy Fallon are making such a powerful gift this holiday season — and we look forward to sharing these books with children in Title I schools, shelters, child care centers, and a range of other deserving programs nationwide.”last_img read more

La Loche reclaims school that was scene of tragedy

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been one month since the devastating tragedy that left four people dead and seven critically injured in a remote Saskatchewan Dene community.Now, with support pouring in from around the country La Loche is proving that the strongest support they have is each other.APTN’s Jaydon Flett has this story.last_img

Kentucky scraps plan to distribute Real ID licenses

The cabinet says it will work with lawmakers on developing a network of regional offices to issue the Real ID licenses.Transportation officials say they believe that’s the “most efficient path forward” to make the licenses available statewide. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, only people with those IDs will be allowed to board domestic flights or enter U.S. military bases.Traditional driver’s licenses will still be available in circuit court clerk’s offices. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is backing away from its plan to have circuit court clerk’s offices distribute new driver’s licenses that eventually will be needed for domestic air travel.The state started a pilot program in Franklin and Woodford counties to distribute Real ID licenses in circuit court clerk’s offices. The Transportation Cabinet says the program resulted in unsustainable increases in staffing and workload in those offices.- Advertisement – read more

Ohio State womens basketball awaits Sweet 16 showdown with Tennessee

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe top teams in the nation continue to dwindle, and now only 16 squads remain in the field for the 2016 NCAA women’s basketball tournament. One of the last units standing, No. 3 seed Ohio State, is looking to take control in its matchup with the No. 7 seed Tennessee Volunteers.The Buckeyes and Lady Vols are set to tip off Friday at 9:30 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to battle for a spot in the Elite Eight.The last time these two teams met was in the 2011 NCAA tournament, also in the Sweet 16, giving Friday’s meeting a bit of déjà vu. The Lady Vols came out on top in that one 85-75, but both programs are in radically different positions now than they were in 2011.For starters, legendary coach Pat Summitt was still at the helm of Tennessee in her 37th season as the head coach. Summitt and the Lady Vols claimed a SEC tournament crown after going undefeated in their conference schedule.The Buckeyes were also directed by a different coach in 2011: Jim Foster, who was in his 10th season as their head coach. Foster and the Buckeyes went into the NCAA tournament winning their third consecutive Big Ten tournament championship, tying a conference record.Tennessee also had a slew of talent, with All-American Shekinna Stricklen and the 17th overall pick of the 2011 WNBA draft, Angie Bjorklund, leading the way. These two players acted as a dynamic duo and were too much for OSU to handle.  Nowadays, the Buckeyes and Lady Vols are still known as two of the top women’s basketball programs in the nation,  but they lack the hardware to establish their names in the record books.Scorer showcaseThis season, Tennessee and OSU have arguably two of the top individual players in the country in Tennessee redshirt sophomore guard Diamond DeShields and OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell. The two high-profile talents have oftentimes showcased their abilities to tear up defenses singlehandedly, but both players are aware that a spectacular individual performance cannot defeat an all-around team effort.The 6-foot-1 DeShields, who transferred from North Carolina prior to becoming a Lady Vol, has averaged 14.2 points per game this season and continues to be the star of the Tennessee offense. She is coming off a strong performance in the second round in which she scored 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting in the Lady Vols’ upset over second-seeded Arizona State.OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorMitchell, on the other hand, is entering Friday’s contest coming off a 45-point outburst against West Virginia on Sunday, an OSU tournament record.In her sophomore campaign, Mitchell is averaging 26.3 points per game and shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point land. With her backcourt partner, senior Ameryst Alston, dealing with wrist issues that limit her time on the floor, Mitchell will have to take more control than usual. But that is not a task that is out of reach for the Cincinnati native.Enhancing their arsenalAlthough the Lady Vols will turn to DeShields as their first scoring option, they have improved as a team and have expanded their offensive arsenal.Redshirt sophomore center Mercedes Russell is another key performer for the Lady Vols, standing at 6-foot-6 and contributing as a powerful and efficient post player. In the second round against Arizona State, Russell brought in 12 points and blocked two shots. She currently ranks seventh in program history for blocks in a season with 66.Junior guard Jordan Reynolds contributed 12 points as well in the Arizona State contest, and is the playmaker for the Tennessee offense. With Reynolds scoring more as of late, the floor could open up for DeShields to do more work, also taking pressure off her shoulders.Elite Eight loomsAfter the Friday contest, the winner of OSU vs. Tennessee will advance to take on the victor between No. 1 seed South Carolina and No. 4 seed Syracuse on Sunday. read more

Increased Australian government focus required on African mineral potential

first_imgThe Australian Government has been called on to take more notice of the nation’s important economic footprint in Africa. “Australia has a key role to play in helping Africa realise its mineral potential and contributing to the African Union’s Africa Mining Vision,” Australia Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) Chairman, Bill Turner, said in Perth. “Over the past two decades, investment by Australian mining and oil and gas companies has resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs on the continent and provided millions of dollars to governments by way of taxes and royalties.“The appropriate development of natural resources remains the quickest and surest way of African countries meeting the newly launched Global Goals for Sustainable Development, but for real gains to be made, the Australian Government must engage more actively with Australian resource-industry companies active on the African continent.”To reflect the importance of Australian investment in both hard rock mining and oil and gas in Africa, AAMIG have voted for a name change, from the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (“AAMIG”) to the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (“AAMEG”).The change to the name of the group is subject to ASIC approval.As part of its broader focus, Turner said AAMIG is calling for Australian policy makers to increase:Their awareness of the economic role Australia is playing in the development of AfricaAustralia’s diplomatic presence on the ground in AfricaAustralia’s technical and policy assistance to Africa, to assist host governments manage their resources industries more effectively and to the benefit of all citizens.“AAMIG agrees with the comments made last week by departing Australian Ambassador to Washington, Kim Beazley, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, on the need for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to have greater resources at their disposal,” Turner said.“In Africa, Australian private sector investment in natural resources now exceeds A$50 billion. However, the Australian Government’s Economic Diplomacy program is severely inadequate with only seven missions covering 54 countries and a population of more than 1 billion. Australia’s resources sector has a substantial footprint across the continent of Africa and by working together with the Australian Government, greater progress could be achieved in translating African mineral wealth into broader socio-economic development.”AAMIG’s Chief Executive Officer, Trish O’Reilly, said today that a strategic well-thought-out, economic diplomacy platform would make a substantial contribution to translating Africa’s potential mineral wealth into tangible development outcomes such as increasing the attendance of girls in education, improving infant mortality rates and decreasing chronic unemployment on the continent.“These are the basic building blocks of life, and the jobs created by natural resources development offers Africans more opportunity for Africans to provide for their children,” Ms O’Reilly said.AAMIG today called on Ms Bishop, as both Minister for Foreign Affairs and the local Federal member for Curtin in WA, to advocate for the development of Africa by designing an Africa strategy (with appropriate resourcing) “which Australia’s talented diplomatic corps can implement on the ground to the benefit of all parties, including companies, communities and host governments”.AAMIG has also announced three new Board members for 2015/16, Andrew Dinning of Sarama Resources, John Welborn of Resolute Mining and Ben Gargett of PricewaterhouseCoopers.last_img read more

Kenny Failures in regulation cost this country dearly

first_imgEconomic regulationThe initiative comes at the same time as a new Forfás report on economic regulation is published by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.Minister Bruton said that controlling and reducing costs is a key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth.According to the Forfás study findings, the Government needs to develop “clear and consistent regulatory objectives with key goals prioritised, which then need to be applied and assessed to ensure that they are being met”.The report also found a number of areas where changes to the operation of the sectoral regulators could have a real and positive impact on cost competitiveness.The Government set out in the Programme for Government a number of reform commitments in the regulatory arena, and in response Forfás undertook a review to identify changes in the operation of sectoral regulators “that would enhance cost competitiveness but also that would help inform work on the wider economic regulatory reform agenda”.The Government’s response to the Forfás report and other elements of the programme commitments is the development of a new Government Policy Statement on Economic Regulation that will focus on sectors already subject to economic regulation or due to be regulated soon.The proposed statement will set out an economic regulatory framework with national and sectoral policy objectives for implementation by relevant regulators.The consultation paper on the proposed Government Statement can be viewed online. Members of the public can make a written submission by Friday 17 May 2013.Read: Central Bank revises downward forecast for economic recovery> TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said that “failures in regulation cost this country dearly” and that better regulation is central to recovery.He made the comment while launching a public consultation on a new Government policy statement on economic regulation.The Taoiseach has invited submissions from interested parties in response to the consultation paper, Government Policy Statement on Economic Regulation.Kenny said: We have seen how failures in regulation cost this country dearly and so better regulation is central to recovery and job creation. We need a regulatory environment which fosters growth and investment and one where the people and their interests are protected. Better regulation will ensure fair, reliable, sustainable and cost effective services are delivered to the public. Effective economic regulation is also essential for vital infrastructural investment.last_img read more

Trouble with the ladies Cloud Girlfriend has you covered

first_imgIf you are having some trouble in the love department then you might at least be able to get your Facebook friends to think otherwise. Startup Cloud Girlfriend will apparently allow those unlucky in love to define an ideal girlfriend, virtually create that person, make her seem real on a particular social network, and then have some sort of relationship with her.The startup has yet to begin operations (and Cloud Boyfriend isn’t even up yet!) but some good information is already available on Q&A site Quora, where co-founder David Fuhriman has answered a few questions. He dodged the first question that came to mind for us–doesn’t this service violate the Facebook Terms of Service (which doesn’t allow for the creation of fake people)? He noted that other people make up fake personas all the time and that the created people will in fact be active Facebook users, even if they aren’t real people. He also goes on to talk about how CGf will scale and how a post on Reddit with a similar idea wasn’t the inspiration for the service.AdChoices广告Business Insider managed to track down some more information on the service, noting that the cloud girlfriends will be real people not programmed bots, and that there will be no adult services/chat offered. In summary: This is simply a ruse to make people (possibly even yourself) think you have a girlfriend.You can visit the site now and leave your email if you are interested, but there is no information available on launch date or pricing.via PC Maglast_img read more

Vic gov nurtures ethnic media

first_imgVictoria’s Multicultural Minister Nicholas Kotsiras introduced members of Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) to the media last week, and officially launched the Multicultural Media Internships Program – a new scheme aimed at helping ethnic media organisations nurture emerging journalists in Victoria. Five media organisations will be eligible for a grant of $5,000 to support an intern in 2012. The grants are a part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $2 million Promoting Community Harmony Program targeted at developing the capacity of multicultural networks to promote intercultural dialogue. “This initiative highlights our commitment to investing in future media leaders,” said Mr Kotsiras. “We aim to promote voices representative of Victoria’s diversity and support organisations that play a crucial role in delivering media services to our multicultural communities.” The minister added that the Victorian Government would be seeking to ensure that five per cent of departmental advertising budgets is spent in the multicultural media. At the event, hosted by the Minister at the headquarters of the VMC, journalists had an opportunity to meet with VMC Commissioner Mr Chin Tan and other recent appointees to the Commission. The VMC provides independent advice to the Victorian Government to inform the development of legislative and policy frameworks, as well as the delivery of services to culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities. The Commission was revamped earlier this year as part of the Baillieu government’s reforms set out in the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011. On Monday, Mr Tan, who described the VMC as “a vital link between the government and Victoria’s multicultural community,” reflected on the Commission’s reformed regional focus, pointing to the fact that the first VMC meeting had taken place in Broadmeadows. Mr Tan also said that while commissioners represent a diverse range of communities, including Chinese, Greek, Italian, African, and Jewish, all had been selected on merit rather than ethnicity. In a wide-ranging discussion of how the VMC and the government could respond to concerns of Victoria’s culturally diverse communities, specific issues came to the fore during last Monday’s meeting, including violence against foreign students and domestic violence. Perceived racism against Victorians of African descent and the difficulties they faced in finding employment, including instances of non-recognition of qualifications, was also discussed. In relation to the African community’s concerns, Mr Kotsiras said, “the Government is aware of [those] concerns in relation to securing employment including the obstacles surrounding the recognition of overseas qualifications. The government takes very seriously allegations of discrimination and vilification against any Victorian and we will ensure those responsible are held to account according to the law.” Details on the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Media Internships Program can be found at or by calling (03) 9651 1101. Applications close on 30 December 2011. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

CWC 2018 Real Madrid the last team to arrive at the

first_imgLos Blancos will only play in the city of Abu Dhabi, where they take on Kashima Antlers on Wednesday and then play again on Saturday for third or first placeABU DHABI.- Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid is the last side to arrive at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.The team came on Sunday night and had its first training session on Monday.Los Blancos trained for under two hours at the football field of the New York University of Dubai, before getting back to their Four Seasons hotel near the beach.They will train tomorrow at Zayed Sports City Stadium, before giving a press conference to the media.Coach Santiago Solari and a player are set to attend the talk to the media.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.On Wednesday they will play against Japanese Kashima Antlers on the same stadium, for a spot in Saturday’s final.Because they were seeded in the European spot, Los Merengues will only play in Abu Dhabi and start their participation direct in the Semifinal.#CWC18: Get to know @RealMadriden – The Spanish La Liga giants want to win the @ClubWorldCups for the fourth time overall, which could be their third consecutive trophy.— (@ronaldocomint) December 11, 2018last_img read more

San Diego leads the way in reducing domestic violence related deaths

first_imgSan Diego leads the way in reducing domestic violence related deaths December 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 6:07 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- San Diego is leading the way in reducing deaths from domestic violence. A recent Washington Post article did an in-depth analysis of women who were killed by their domestic partners in five U.S. cities. Out of the five cities that were profiled, San Diego has the fewest number of deaths from domestic abuse.Looking at the murder rates per capita, Las Vegas had the greatest number of deaths at almost 2 murders for every 100,000 residents. San Diego had the fewest of the five cities, with just .21 per capita.According to former San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn, a resource called the Family Justice Center is largely responsible for bringing down homicide rates from domestic violence in the city of San Diego. Gwinn was the founder of the Family Justice Center which provides legal help, medical assistance, therapy and other services under a single roof.The model of wraparound services for abuse survivors was brand new when Gwinn established the Family Justice Center in San Diego in 2002. As the president of Alliance for Hope International, Gwinn’s present mission is to help other cities around the nation and worldwide set up their own Family Justice Centers.Thirty-three year old Jenn Lawford, a survivor of domestic violence said she owes her life to the help she received at the Family Justice Center in San Diego.“I think they saved my life. I don’t know where I would have gone if I didn’t have the Family Justice Center,” Lawford said.From 2007 to 2017, San Diego had 28 domestic violence murders. Just one of those women was a client at the FJC. The results were similar in other cities with wraparound services.In Oklahoma City, which recorded 47 domestic violence murders from 2007-2017, none of the victims was receiving help from a Family Justice Center.“The goal should be to create more collaborative service models because they work. When you look at other Family Justice Centers across America, virtually every Family Justice Center in the country has thousands of women coming to them – and they don’t die.” Gwinn said.If you need help, you can contact the Family Justice Center in San Diego at 1-866-933-HOPE. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASAWISHH Hosts Central American Participants at Food Expo

first_imgNewly elected WISHH Committee Chairman, Daryl Cates, tastes recently launched U.S. soy-based products at Alimentos in Guatemala in 2015.American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program (ASA/WISHH) sponsored the attendance of two participants from Guatemala at select courses during the 2016 Annual Meeting and Food Expo of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in July.The attendees represented Alimentos, one of the largest food processing companies in Central America, which imports over 4,500 MT of U.S. soy flour per year for inclusion in their various food products. The food technologists from this company noted that participation in these courses helps improve their production processes, helps them make more informed decisions regarding new product development for targeted consumers and helps the company find quality ingredient suppliers.As Alimentos looks to expand their product line and improve upon their current portfolio, WISHH works to ensure that U.S. soy remains an important ingredient of choice. WISHH will continue to support Alimentos with technical assistance and training as needed.last_img read more

Rallies at Heritage High draw hundreds

first_imgA raucous, rainbow-hued wall of humanity rallied in front of Heritage High School on Tuesday to counter the fierce anti-gay message of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist Church.The half-hour encounter, which began just as the school day ended, remained civil under the watchful eye of a few dozen law officers.It surely was not peaceful. Under a steady light rain, the sign-waving, T-shirt wearing, flag-toting crowd of perhaps 400 or 500 persons showered the seven Westboro pickets with hoots of laughter and derision, a few strains of gospel and even several bars of the Queen hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Their dominant message: Love prevails over hate.Whether shouted, sung or stamped onto clothing or cardboard, the words easily masked whatever the Westboro group sang or yelled from the opposite sidewalk, some 70 feet distant.That said, most all who gathered claimed some measure of success.“The strongest force in the universe is love. So, when the hate comes, we throw some love at ’em and usually the hate crumbles pretty quick,” said Jennifer Lanier, 51, of Vancouver.Making use of a white bedsheet and some PVC pipe, Lanier joined other winged protesters in a spirited “Action Angel” brigade. They included her partner, Dustina Haase-Lanier, 33.last_img read more

Government Diluting RTI Act To Help Corrupt People Steal Rahul

first_imgNEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Saturday that the Modi government is “diluting” the RTI Act to “help the corrupt steal from India”, days after amendments to the legislation were passed by parliament amid strong opposition protests. While the Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday, the Rajya Sabha gave its approval on Thursday after opposition walkout over what it said was “intimidation” tactics by treasury benches to influence voting on the motion to send the Bill to a Select Committee for greater scrutiny. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor accepts Modi’s language challenge Advertise With Us “Government is diluting RTI in order to help the corrupt steal from India. Strange that the normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared,” Mr Gandhi said in a tweet, using the hashtag “GovtMurdersRTI”. His remarks come after UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi alleged that the Modi government is “hell-bent on completely subverting” the RTI Act and wants to “destroy” the independence of the Central Information Commission. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us The Congress Parliamentary Party leader, in a statement, had said the law, prepared after widespread consultations and passed unanimously by parliament, now stands at the “brink of extinction”. The RTI Act, which was passed by Parliament on June 15, 2005 and came into force on October 13, 2005, sets out a regime that allows citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. Advertise With Us The new legislation seeks to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners. In the original Act, the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) was paid as much as the Chief Election Commissioner and the Information Commissioners were paid as much as Election Commissioners. Information commissioners earlier had a tenure of five years or until the age of 65, whichever is earlier. 1 COMMENT Rejecting the opposition’s charge that the Bill will weaken the RTI Act, the government has said it was fully committed to transparency and autonomy of the institution.last_img read more

Hostel facility sought for Osmania University scholars

first_imgOsmania University: Vidyarthi Jana Samithi (VJS) submitted a memorandum to the in-charge Vice Chancellor Aravind Kumar on Wednesday seeking solutions to various problems persisting in the university. They demanded a hostel facility for research scholars of all the departments. Research scholars Eshwar, Ramesh, Varma, Ramanjaneyulu, Neelam Kumar, Praveen, Krishna and others were present on the occasion.last_img