Racist cops protested

first_imgGabrielle Melton at Nov. 20protest.WW photo: Kris HamelVile racism is on the rise in metropolitan Detroit. First, there was the seemingly cold- blooded shooting death of young motorist Renisha McBride in the westside suburb of Dearborn Heights, Mich. Now, it’s reared its ugly head on the eastside in the Grosse Pointes, a series of small wealthy suburbs adjacent to Detroit. In both situations, widespread anger has ensued and protests for justice have been sparked.At noon on Nov. 20, protesters gathered outside the Police Department at the municipal complex of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., to demand an end to racism and racial profiling by the GPP police. Videos have come to light depicting racist cops harassing, humiliating and degrading a cognitively challenged African-American man by ordering him to sing “like a chimp” and other outrages.Gabrielle Melton, 24, was coming out of the GPP library and came over to join the protest. She told Workers World: “On Saturday night [Nov. 16] I had seven Grosse Pointe squad cars at my house. Somehow they got inside. They made me take a breathalyzer test in my own home!” Melton is a cashier at a grocery store in Grosse Pointe. She described the racism she experiences in these eastside suburbs as “never ending.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Tell Biden and Bill Gates: End vaccine apartheid!

first_imgSeattleNearly 100 demonstrators rallied here April 30 in front of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s richest “philanthropic” foundation — to demand “End vaccine apartheid!”Protests to free vaccines from being corporate ‘intellectual property’ are spreading, here at Moderna headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., April 28.Gates, co-founder of the Microsoft corporation, is one of the multibillionaires opposed to allowing intellectual property (IP) waivers so all countries could produce vaccines. Gates is allied with Big Pharma in a big way. He made his fortune relying on IP protections on Microsoft products.The solidarity protest came after a resolution passed by the Seattle CityCouncil, which joined 400 plus organizations around the world in urging President Joe Biden to immediately waive intellectual property restrictions on U.S.-owned vaccines. This would assist all countries in the production of less-expensive generic COVID-19 vaccines — and would save human lives.The Seattle action was led by Councilperson Kshama Sawant and the Seattle Coalition of Indian Americans (SCIA). Sawant said Biden’s recent lifting of the ban on exporting vaccine materials to India dealt with only a tiny part of the problem.Hassan Khan of the SCIA pointed out the terrible mounting deaths causedby the refusal of Big Pharma in the West to share the vaccine with India. He said, “What is happening to India will come back to the West.” This is a reference to the fact that continuing pandemic infections anywhere on earth open the way to multiple virus variants that current vaccines may not be able to resist.While more than 240 million doses against COVID have been administered in the U.S., billions of people around the world do not have access to lifesaving vaccines.The World Health Organization reported April 9 that over 87% of the vaccines have gone to high-income or upper- and middle-income countries, while low-income countries have just received 0.2%. (tinyurl.com/3syb2pxh) WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized: “On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a vaccine. In low-income countries, it’s one in more than 500. Let me repeat that: one in four versus one in 500.”As protestors at the rally chanted, “Whose vaccine? People’s vaccine!” Hillary Hayden of the Washington Free Trade Coalition said that “113 countries have yet to receive a single dose of the vaccine” due to Big Pharma’s genocidal priorities. Hayden noted that waivers of intellectual property resolutions have been passed by hundreds of organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, and emphasized more of this needs to happen. She said people were demonstrating for the vaccine waiver in Atlanta at a recent speech by Biden.Preston, a member of the 6,000-strong United Auto Workers Local 4121 at the University of Washington, spoke on how he and his co-workers — who were teachers, health care workers and researchers — had helped create COVID vaccines. He stressed the vaccines had been funded by the public, but big pharmaceutical companies were now making obscene profits off those public funds while denying vaccines to people from the Global South.Both Preston and Sawant demanded free health care for all. The action was also supported by the Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch and Socialist Alternative.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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€150 000 payout to Universit of Limerick whistleblowers

first_imgFacebook Email WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter THREE whistleblowers who alerted authorities about misleading statements concerning severance payments of more than €1.2 million have been paid €150,000 by their former employers at the University of Limerick.An internal audit showed that there were unauthorised payments, breaches in procurement and inappropriate spending at the university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leona O’Callaghan, the only one of the three to waive anonymity, was paid €60,000, having initially refused an offer of €150,000 and a pension.“Despite how blowing the whistle ruined my life, I wouldn’t change a thing,” she said in a recent interview.The other two staff involved also received payments and had their suspensions lifted but it is not known of they have returned to UL.center_img News€150 000 payout to Universit of Limerick whistleblowersBy Cian Reinhardt – June 21, 2018 3277 Linkedin Previous articleGallery Interlude opens at Lucky LaneNext articleLimerick GAA Notes Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Printlast_img read more

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Bombay High Court Issues Notice On Perarivalan’s Plea For Information On Early Release Of Sanjay Dutt

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Issues Notice On Perarivalan’s Plea For Information On Early Release Of Sanjay Dutt Sharmeen Hakim19 Feb 2021 8:15 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, issued notice to the State Information Commission on a petition filed by a convict in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking details related to the early release of actor Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in the 1993 Bombay serial bomb blasts case. The petitioner, A G Perarivalan (48), who is serving his 30th year of life…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, issued notice to the State Information Commission on a petition filed by a convict in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking details related to the early release of actor Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in the 1993 Bombay serial bomb blasts case. The petitioner, A G Perarivalan (48), who is serving his 30th year of life in prison, intends to cite Dutt’s case for an early release on similar grounds. Perarivalan was sentenced to death, in 1998, for having provided two 9-volt batteries, which were used in the bomb that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was 19-years-old at the time of his arrest. The Supreme Court commuted his sentence to life imprisonment, in 2014, citing an inordinate delay of 11 years in deciding his mercy plea. He approached the Bombay High Court last year, after all his attempts to procure document’s related to Dutt’s release under the Right to Information Act failed. A division bench of Justices KK Tated and RI Chagla heard Perarivalan, through his counsel Nilesh Ukey, on Wednesday following which the court issued notice to the State Information Commission. The other respondents, including the State, were represented by a Government Pleader. Ukey informed the bench that his client was in “grave need” of the documents pertaining to Dutt’s release, to help him in his case, however, Maharashtra’s prison department was not ready to part with the relevant information. Ukey submitted that despite Dutt’s conviction under the Arms Act, a central act, the State of Maharashtra granted him 256 days’ remission, adding, that the Union of India recently filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and has taken a stand that it is only the President of India who has the power to remit Perarivalan’s sentence, and not the Tamil Nadu Governor. The HC bench also allowed Perarivalan to amend his petition based on the Union’s affidavit before the SC. Perarivalan approached the apex court in 2016 seeking to expedite a decision on remission of his sentence. The Tamil Nadu state government’s recommendation was pending before the Governor for over 2 years by then. He sought Dutt’s documents around the same time. Dutt was sentenced to six years imprisonment, in 2006-07, by a special court constituted under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act. His imprisonment was reduced to five years by the apex court in 2013. The actor was released on furlough and parole a few times while serving his term at Yerwada prison, Pune. He was finally released from the prison on February 25, 2016, after being granted 256 days’ remission. Perarivalan is seeking to know if the Union’s or state government’s opinion was taken before granting remission to Dutt. The quest for Dutt’s documents As per Perarivalan’s petition, he filed an application under the Right to Information Act with Yerwada prison in March 2016, seeking information pertaining to Dutt’s early release. When he did not receive a reply from the Yerwada prison, he approached the Appellate Authority, which too refused to provide the information, saying it relates to a third person. He then filed an appeal before the State Information Commission, which passed an “insufficient and vague” order. Following which, he approached the High court. “The State Information Commission ought to have directed Yerwada prison authorities to provide relevant, complete and sufficient information to the petitioner (Perarivalan) and ought to have appreciated the fact that obtaining information relating to the release of Sanjay Dutt would help in remission of the petitioner who has spent 29 years in jail,” the petition reads. The petition seeks directions from the HC for Yerwada prison authorities to provide him the relevant information and set aside the Appellate authority’s order. “The petitioner is not concerned about the extraordinariness of the considerations, if any, in the case of Sanjay Dutt by the jail department at each stage of release/remission/parole and furlough. The petitioner is also not interested in sending Dutt behind bars for the remission granted to him, if it is found to be granted in contrary to law,” the petition says. It adds that the petitioner is only concerned with the documents and information related to the calculation of remission, furlough and parole so that he could use the said information to seek early release.Next Storylast_img read more

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Supreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging Extension Of ED Director’s Term On April 16

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging Extension Of ED Director’s Term On April 16 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 April 2021 1:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear on April 16 the petition filed by Common Cause which challenges the extension given to the term of the Director of Enforcement Directorate Sanjay Kumar Mishra with retrospective effect.On Monday, a bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran posted the matter for disposal on next Friday. Attorney General KK Venugopal told the bench that the reply to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court will hear on April 16 the petition filed by Common Cause which challenges the extension given to the term of the Director of Enforcement Directorate Sanjay Kumar Mishra with retrospective effect.On Monday, a bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran posted the matter for disposal on next Friday. Attorney General KK Venugopal told the bench that the reply to the petition is ready and is being filed today.The petition challenges the order issued by the President on November 13 last year, which modified the 2018 appointment order of ED Director to increase his original term of appointment as 3 years instead of 2 years. ED Director SK Mishra’s term was otherwise for a period of two years till November 18, 2020.The petition has stated that according to provisions of the CVC Act, a Committee recommends the candidate to be appointed as the ED Director, to the Ministry of Finance. Such Director cannot be below the rank of Additional Secretary to the Central Government and he shall continue to hold office for a period of not less than two years.The NGO has contended that after the end of Mishra’s two-year tenure as the ED Director, he would have been ineligible for appointment to the said post again by virtue of Section 25 of the CVC Act.It has been further contended that there is neither any enabling provision in the CVC Act for extension of service of the Director, Enforcement Directorate nor any enabling provision which provides for such retrospective modification of appointment orders. “The impugned Office Order, dated 13.11.2020, issued by the Respondent No.1 is in the teeth of Section 25 of the CVC Act as the said Section provides that a person has to be above the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India to be eligible for appointment as a Director of Enforcement. Thus, as the Respondent No.2 has already reached his retirement age in May 2020, therefore, after the end of Respondent No.2’s two-year period on 19.11.2020, the Respondent No.2, by virtue of not holding any post above the rank of Additional Secretary, would have been ineligible for appointment as a Director of Enforcement again,” the plea states. It is contended that the Government has employed a circuitous route in order to ensure that Mishra gets one more year as the ED Director and it is submitted, The plea has submitted that the intention behind Section 25 (d) in providing a minimum tenure of two years to the ED only to insulate the Director of Enforcement from all kinds of influences and pressures. However, the said purpose gets defeated if on the verge of his two-year tenure and much after his retirement age, the Director of Enforcement is given a de facto extension in service by adoption of a circuitous route of modifying the initial appointment order itself. TagsSupreme Court Common Cause Notice Issued Appointment Enforcement Directorate DirectorDuring the admission hearing on February 25, , Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that according to the scheme of the act he shall have minimum tenure of 2 years. However, he was given a one year extension. “This is destroying independence of ED, it has become means for harassment. ” Bhushan had submitted.”Mr. Bhushan we are impressed with the point you are making. We will hear you.” the Bench had observed while issuing notice.   Next Storylast_img read more

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Homemade cigar humidor ‘resembling pipe bomb’ confiscated at major airport

first_imgTransportation Security AdministrationBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Transportation Security Administration officials were relieved to discover that a homemade container made out of a PVC pipe was not actually a pipe bomb trying to be smuggled through the airport — but a homemade humidor for a cigar.The incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 8, when a man was stopped at LaGuardia Airport after TSA officials spotted a suspicious device while screening his carry-on luggage.“The carry-on bag contained two torch-style lighters along with a homemade container made out of nine-inch long PVC pipe and end caps, which resembled a pipe bomb,” the TSA said in a statement. “However, when an end cap was removed, a partially smoked cigar was discovered inside.”Concerned airport officials warned him that the item could too easily be mistaken by flight crew and passengers as a pipe bomb and that he could not carry it onto the plane. The homemade device, along with the torch-style lighters, were surrendered to authorities along with the home made device containing the half-smoked cigar.As the holiday season approaches and, along with it, some of the busiest travel days of the year, authorities are on high alert — even if this year travel isn’t expected to be as busy as previous years due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“Our TSA officers are vigilant about looking for explosive devices, and this certainly gave the impression that it could be a pipe bomb that someone was attempting to carry onto an aircraft,” said Robert Duffy, TSA’s Federal Security director for LaGuardia Airport. “Fortunately it turned out not to be an explosive device, but had he pulled it out during his flight, it could have caused a panic. Replica weapons are not permitted on aircraft and this easily could have passed for an improvised explosive device. It was a good catch on the part of the officers who were staffing the checkpoint.”The traveler, a resident of Hopewell Junction, New York, in Dutchess County, was reprimanded but allowed to continue on his way following the incident.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Structural variations in derivatives of the bacteriochlorophylls of Chlorobiaceae: impact of stratigraphic resolution on depth profiles as revealed by methanolysis

first_imgBacteriochlorophylls c and d, recovered from two sedimentary sequences, were converted to bacteriophaeophorbide methyl esters by methanolysis and analysed by atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation liquid chromatography-multi-stage mass spectrometry (APCI LC-MSn). The distributions in both settings, a moderately consolidated sediment from Kirisjes Pond, Antarctica, and in a finely laminated microbial mat from Les Salines de la Trinitat, Spain, show significant variations within a narrow depth interval. The overall bacteriophaeophorbide c to d ratios in the two sediments are different, as are the ratios of particular C-3(1) diastereoisomers, indicating distinct differences between the bacterial communities that contributed to each sediment. Furthermore, a shift towards more extensive alkylation in homologues within each sediment is consistent either with changing environmental conditions in the depositional environments, or development-related changes in the structure of the bacterial community, leading to increased competition for light or nutrients.last_img read more

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Former Manti High Student-Athlete Earns RMAC Academic Honors For Dixie State Track

first_imgTo be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 GPA and been an active student at the institution they compete for at least two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday, six Dixie State track and field student- athletes earned academic honors from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, including a former Manti High School student-athlete. Rebecca Anderson (formerly Opoulos) was among the Trailblazers to achieve this award. The Sterling native starred as a hurdler and sprinter for Dixie State. Written by May 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former Manti High Student-Athlete Earns RMAC Academic Honors For Dixie State Track Anderson achieved a 3.94 GPA in communication studies to represent Dixie State University well with this award. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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New Contract for School Superintendent Includes Mandatory Pay Cut

first_imgDr. Kathleen Taylor, superintendent of the Ocean City School District, speaks during the annual academic recognition night on Wednesday, May 27.The Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday approved a new five-year contract with Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor.Taylor currently earns an annual salary of $193,554, but new state regulations cap superintendents’ salaries at $155,000 for districts with fewer than 3,000 students. Taylor’s salary will be $157,500, because the regulations allow an additional $2,500 for districts with a high school.Taylor will be eligible for up to three quantitative merit increases (at 3.33 percent each) and two qualitative increases (at 2.5 percent each), according to interim business administrator Mark Ritter.The contract will be effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.The board had voted in June 2014 to extend Taylor’s employment for another five years pending a successful contract negotiation.Board of Education member Jacqueline McAlister thanked Dr. Taylor for her service to the district, but the resolution included no other discussion as the maximum salary was set by law and the decision to extend Taylor’s contract was made a year ago.last_img read more

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Doll, Donald G., Jr. of Seaville, NJ

first_imgDoll, Donald G., Jr. 71 of Seaville, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ.Born in Springfield, PA, he was formerly of Ocean City, NJ and a resident of Seaville for 27 years.He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the American Legion, Ocean City, NJ.Mr. Doll moved to Ocean City in 1977 where he operated along with his wife Susan, Coastal Realty for 37 years. His Real Estate career encompassed specializing in condominium property management serving as president of Ocean City Property Management, LLC.  Mr. Doll was two time president for the Ocean City Board of Realtors.He was an active member of the Exchange Club of Ocean City for over three decades serving as club president, secretary, treasurer and was a member of their Board of Directors. Mr. Doll worked on many of the club’s charity fundraising events.His service to the community includes serving multiple terms of the Ocean City Zoning Board, the Historical Commission and helping on the committee for Miss Night in Venice. In 1998, Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed him to the “Task Force on the Availability of Homeowners Insurance in the Coastal Region.”With Mr. Doll’s exemplifying dedication and service to the community, he was the recipient along with his wife, Susan, of the Ocean City Exchange Club’s annual Book of Golden Deeds Award in 2015.Surviving are his wife, Susan Doll (nee Hetrick), two daughters, Sheri Parsons (Kenny), Lori Argoe (companion Danny Williamson) all of Seaville, NJ, four grandchildren, Kyle, Samantha, Donny, Brandon, two sisters, Joan Bender (George), Kristin Price (Bill) all of Ocean City, NJ, and a brother, Brian Doll (Donna) of McClean, VA. His Godchildren, nieces and nephews.A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street at Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of service. Burial is private.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ocean City Exchange Club, P.O, Box 657, OC., NJ. where an ongoing scholarship will be established in Donald’s name.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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