Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Teenboysfounddead, #teenboysnotreportedmissing, #youngteenboysgunneddown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 20, 2017 – Nassau – Police were yesterday stumped that no one had reported two young teenage boys as missing; the pair was found riddled with bullets in a track road in Yellow Elder Gardens in Nassau on Sunday morning – dead.It was an emotional scene, apparently even for Police and leaders as the pair was left to die on the cold, hard, dirty ground and Police during the initial investigation and media interviews were unable to say that there was even anyone reported missing. Police had promised they would go door to door to find out what happened to these two teens who were killed sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.#MagneticMediaNews#Teenboysfounddead#teenboysnotreportedmissing#youngteenboysgunneddown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 6, 2018 Posted: February 6, 2018 Updated: 10:46 PM Sasha Foo City of Chula Vista considers legalizing marijuana sales CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — The City of Chula Vista is considering a proposal to make marijuana shops and other businesses legal.A draft proposal of the ordinance was presented to city councilmembers on Tuesday night.Last November, KUSI showed viewers that many unlicensed, illegal dispensaries are flourishing in Chula Vista.Under the proposed ordinance, Deputy City Manager Kelley Bacon says the city would restrict the number of retailers to a maximum of three in each council district.That could mean a combination of storefront and delivery services with no more than two storefronts in each district. Businesses involved in the cultivation, distribution, manufacture or testing of cannabis products would only be allowed in the city’s industrial zones.Any operator who had an illegal business in Chula Vista would be barred from applying for a license. The future of marijuana in the county’s second largest city hinges on passage of a sales tax by voters. Revenue from the sales tax will be applied to the costs of hiring additional staff to enforce the new regulations.In a separate vote later this month, the City Council will decide if a sales tax initiative should be presented to the voters in June.Although City Councilmember Mike Diaz is not a big proponent of bringing commercial cannabis into the city, he said it’s better if the city crafts its own set of regulations, instead of allowing the marijuana industry to pass its own regulations through a citizens’ initiative.A group called the Association of Cannabis Professionals is campaigning in several cities in San Diego County to legalize marijuana sales through the initiative process. Diaz said the initiative backed by the cannabis industry may not be stringent enough.“If you don’t regulate it enough, it’s bad for the community,” Diaz said.He said the goal is to work with city staff and other councilmembers “to come up with a plan that eliminates the black market portion and also protects the community.” Sasha Foo,
Concerned parents speaking out against sex education curriculum at SDUSD Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Unified School District FacebookTwitter Posted: March 1, 2018 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 SettingsConcerned parents gathered Tuesday at San Diego Unified School District to send a message to the board and Superintendent Cindy Marten.They say the sex education curriculum is lewd and inappropriate. It’s their most recent effort after a year of petitioning.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez was LIVE with the details. Updated: 1:23 PM Ashlie Rodriguez March 1, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez,
Doing it for each other and together, the Bangtan Boys transport viewers into their year of success, showing the hard work that made it happenPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 29, 2018 – 11:42 am Episodes one and two of the eight-part YouTube Red documentary “BTS: Burn The Stage” are available for free, generating excitement around the world and a slew of user-produced clip-compilations of viewers’ favorite scenes. For everyone who followed BTS’ American conquest last year, the contemporaneous look behind the scenes is touching and inspiring.Between these documentary episodes and the BTS’ online profiles at their Big Hit Entertainment management, the group members are revealing more and more about themselves. Rap Monster’s remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Champion” and J-Hope’s solo “Airplane” flight have already given us some opportunity to get to know these artists better as individuals, but the YouTube Red footage takes seeing the Bangtan Boys to several new levels, on stage, in hotel rooms, and especially seeing how they depend on each other. Facebook BTS’ 2017 Captured On “Burn The Stage” burn-stage-shows-bts-landmark-2017-whole-new-light “Burn The Stage” Shows BTS’ Landmark 2017 In A Whole New Light Email https://twitter.com/YouTube/status/979010508782276608 News Twitter Their Blood, Sweat, and Tears went into this tour. Watch @bts_twt Burn The Stage now on YouTube Red! #BTSxYouTubeRed #BurnTheStageIsComing https://t.co/K0LjjBsOTF pic.twitter.com/KXfdXbsQYr— YouTube (@YouTube) March 28, 2018 The sizable response to new BTS media online has added to their incredible story, mostly because this documentary footage gives us close-ups and authentic personal time that fans haven’t had before. Among the highlights fans have picked out from the two episodes are Jungkook’s dancing behind-the-scenes and his exhaustion backstage, Rap Monster losing his passport, J-Hope bringing back dinner for Suga, and how for all of them, their bandmates are consistently their strongest motivation to succeed.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more
Vodafone Idea said on Monday Ravinder Takkar, who is Vodafone Group’s representative in India, take charge as the new MD and CEO of the group with immediate effect. The announcement came after CEO Balesh Sharma stepped down citing personal reasonsTakkar has been a part of Vodafone Group since 1994. He was the CEO of Vodafone Romania for three years and headed Vodafone Partner Markets in London. He was also a board member of Vodafone Idea and Indus Towers prior to his current appointment. vodafone idea mergerReuters/file photoSharma was the man behind the integration of the two major telecom brands. He has been the CEO of Vodafone Idea since the companies merged. Vodafone Idea has been struggling with depleting sales in the Indian market due to the stiff competition by Reliance Jio. The company has been witnessing consecutive losses for the last three quarters due to the tariff war.A LiveMint report states that the company has completed 11 out of 22 network integration circles and hopes to complete the remaining by June 2020. Amid the price war unleashed by Jio’s entry in 2016, the two telecommunication majors merged in 2017 to withstand the pressure. The regulatory process was completed in August 2018. Though the merger was successfully completed, the integration wasn’t, and the company continued to lose subscribers every month. Balesh Sharma, former CEO of Vodafone IdeaWikimedia CommonsAccording to reports by LiveMint, the subscriber base decreased fro 334.1 million in March quarter to 320 million in the June quarter. Vodafone Idea also witnessed a revenue fall of about 4.3 percent to Rs 11,269.9 crore in the June quarter. Though the company saw a rise in data usage on its network with the growth in the 4G subscriptions, the telecom giant reported a loss of Rs 4,873.9 crore in the June quarter with overall debt pegged at Rs 1.2 trillion as of June 30. Close Are British telecoms a good investment? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Meenakshi GangulyThe Bangladesh government has ignored repeated queries from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances about human rights abuses, says Human Rights Watch (HRW).It noted that the Bangladesh authorities rejected report of enforced disappearances instead of investigating them.The global rights body on Saturday came up with the criticism in a rebuttal of the Bangladesh home minister’s rejection of an 82-page report on secret detentions and enforced disappearances in Bangladesh, released by the HRW last week.”[The government is] Callously ignoring victims’ families who are desperately waiting for answers,” the HRW’s South Asia director Meenakshi Ganguly wrote in her piece titled “No, Bangladesh, The Truth is Not a ‘Smear Campaign’” published on the HRW website Saturday.She observed that just hours after HRW released the report on secret detentions and enforced disappearances, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan claimed it was a “smear campaign”.It was pointed out that under international law, a “disappeared person” is someone held (or last seen) in the custody of agents of the state, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or whereabouts of the person, which places them outside the protection of the law.Meenakshi Ganguly mentioned that HRW has “produced a detailed analysis of cases where individuals were picked up, often in front of witnesses or family members by security forces who identified themselves as members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Detective Branch (DB), or the ‘administration’”.She added: “When these people were not produced in court within 24 hours, as required under Bangladeshi law, family members repeatedly approached police and other officials, who denied the person was detained.”Several were later found killed in so-called gunfights or “cross-fire,” and scores remain “disappeared”, said the HRW official.She pointed out that instead of committing to investigate these incidents, Khan declared his government will “reject the report outright.””As head of the ministry responsible for internal security, the home minister claimed the United Nations had never mentioned enforced disappearances,” she wrote in the piece.”In fact, like the detailed letters sent by Human Rights Watch requesting comment on these abuses, the Bangladesh government has ignored repeated queries from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.”Referring to prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise, while in opposition, to bring an end to human rights violations, the HRW official said now nearing the end of its second consecutive term, “her Awami League government is not just echoing its abusive predecessors, but its security forces are secretly detaining and disappearing its political opponents and critics, as well as others it deems to be criminals.”Read more:Home minister rejects HRW report on disappearancesPolitical opponents held in secret detention: HRW
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan. Photo: ReutersMore than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel peace prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour.The capture of wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman had become the focus of renewed hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals which have alarmed the international community.Tensions have soared since a suicide bombing in Kashmir last month claimed by Pakistan-based militants killed 40 Indian paramilitaries.The hashtag #NobelPeaceForImranKhan began trending on Twitter on Thursday after Khan unexpectedly announced that the captured pilot would be released as a “peace gesture”.Abhinandan — whose MiG fighter was shot down a day earlier as he chased Pakistani jets over disputed Kashmir — was returned to India late Friday.Two similarly-worded campaigns on the change.org platform launched by users in the UK and Pakistan called for Imran Khan to be nominated for next year’s prize “for his peace efforts and dialogues in the Asian region on diverse conflicts”.They have gained more than 240,000 and 60,000 digital signatures respectively.Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry Saturday also submitted a resolution in the country’s parliament demanding Khan be given the award for his contribution to peace in the region.”Imran Khan played a sagacious role in de-escalating tension between Pakistan and India,” the resolution said.In his speech announcing Abhinandan’s release, Khan referred to the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war as he called for talks with New Delhi.Thousands of people around the world are allowed to make nominations for the Peace Prize, including members of parliament and government ministers, former laureates and some university professors.
By WI Web StaffWASHINGTON INFORMER — Honoring the 29th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Elissa Silverman readied to join hundreds of 32BJ SEIU janitors to march downtown during Wednesday afternoon rush hour to protest a non-union cleaning contractor under investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for sexual harassment, after settling with the National Labor Relations Board for several federal labor charges.“Without 32BJ SEIU, it’s likely that janitorial workers would remain at the bottom of the working class,” Mendelson said. “This is about decent wages for hard work.”Americans rally nationwide for janitors’ rights. (Courtesy photo)In the mid-1990s, janitors made history when they blocked the Roosevelt Bridge demanding and winning living wages, employer-paid benefits and respect.“Janitorial workers are key behind-the-scenes players in D.C.’s economy,” Silverman said. “It‘s a challenging job for little pay, and I hope this rally will be the start of good faith negotiations that ensure they earn a living wage.”32BJ janitors, who are marching in support of non-union cleaners employed by K&S cleaners employed by K&S Management and Supply, Inc., will soon bargain a new four-year union contract that expires on Oct. 15, 2019. K&S is an aberration in D.C., where the vast majority of offices are cleaned by companies who hold contracts with 32BJ that cover 11,000 workers in the D.C. area and Baltimore.In 2018, K&S violated D.C. Wage and Hour Law by failing to provide workers with paychecks that indicate how much they make per hour. K&S was accused of failing to pay the minimum wage to workers in D.C. Only after workers signed petitions and asked for tenant support did K&S provide corrected pay stubs. It still remains unclear whether K&S management underpaid employees because of their questionable pay stubs.In March, the NLRB found merit in several allegations that K&S violated the law by firing a worker, unjustly disciplining a worker in D.C., as well as committing threats, interrogations and surveillance of workers. Although K&S denied the charges, the company settled and paid over $1,500 in back pay to the discharged employee, an immediate offer for full reinstatement to his job, and posted notices of their actions.“Before I had a union, I had to miss my parents’ funeral and couldn’t see a doctor because my boss threatened to fire me if I took time away,” said Ana Hernandez, a 32BJ member and single mother of three who cleans offices at 701 13th St. NW. “The union is so important because the better wages and benefits allow us to take care of our health and spend more time raising our kids so they aren’t out on the street.”On June 15, 1990, more than 400 janitors in Los Angeles held a peaceful rally after contractors threw out the union, cut their pay to minimum wage and stripped janitors of all benefits. As the workers locked arms to cross the street, they were beaten back by baton-wielding police officers. Thirty-eight marchers were wounded and arrested, and since then, June 15 has been memorialized as “Justice for Janitors Day.” Today, more than 134,000 union janitors nationwide are united to win strong contracts to benefit all communities.With more than 173,000 members in nine states, including 20,000 in the D.C. metropolitan area, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers’ union in the country.This article originally appeared in the Washington Informer.
More information: Hierarchical multiscale structure– property relationships of the Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) beak. N. Lee et al. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2014. rsif.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rsif.2014.0274 (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Mississippi State University has found that the beaks of woodpeckers are constructed in such a way as to help dissipate energy. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the team describes their work in analyzing the beaks of several red-bellied woodpeckers and how they found that it has three layers that all help to absorb shocks as the bird pecks away at trees looking for insects inside. Most everyone knows that woodpeckers bang away at trees (or sometimes other structures) with their beaks to create holes that allow them access to insects hidden inside. Prior research has shown that woodpeckers have a variety of features throughout their heads that help absorb shock, preventing the birds from suffering brain or other damage as they hunt for their prey. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn if there was anything special about their beaks that might also help soften the internal blow as the birds hammer away at a tree, between one and three hundred times a minute.Close inspection revealed that the beak’s outer or rhamphotheca layer was made of a keratin sheath, which was, like most birds, arranged in a scale pattern, with defined edges between each scale. There was one major difference however, the scale edges, which are not straight but follow a zig-zag course (and have been nick-named sutures because they resemble those used in surgery), were much more wiggly than other pecking birds, such as chickens. This, the researchers noted, would help deflect compressing forces as the beak hit the wood. They found that the scales were also thinner and more elongated than other pecking birds as well, which appears to allow for more sliding of scales over one another during pecking, serving as a shock-absorber.The researchers also found that the middle “foam” layer of the bird’s beak, was more porous than other pecking birds, which would of course allow for directing the energy from impacts into other parts of the birds head that are better able to handle the abuse.Taken as a whole, it appears a woodpecker’s beak offers a first line of defense against head damage when pecking, dissipating energy where possible and directing the rest to where it will do the least damage. © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interface A male Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus). Credit: Ken Thomas/public domain Explore further Mechanical properties and microstructure of cranial and beak bones of the woodpecker and the lark Citation: Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks (2014, May 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-reveals-shock-absorbing-ability-woodpecker-beaks.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.