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Memorial march for Ernest Duenez Jr.

first_imgManteca, Calif. — Ernest Duenez Jr. was killed by police officer John Moody in this city on June 8, 2011. Exactly three years later, about 100 marchers gathered to remember and honor Duenez. They marched in near 100-degree weather over two miles from the street where he was killed to the Manteca Police Department, chanting “No justice, No peace, No killer police.” After a short rally at the MPD, marchers left for a barbeque at a nearby park.A very graphic video from the MPD’s car camera that shows Moody killing Duenez can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhnY17F_eiQ.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return Home

first_img View post tag: Naval August 20, 2014 Kidd and Pinckney were conducting training and maritime security operations in the South China Sea when called upon to assist in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 in the Indian Ocean. Both ships employed their embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to conduct search operations looking for the missing aircraft.“Lending support to our regional partners in a time of difficulty is what we do,” said Cmdr. Frank Okata, Pinckney’s commanding officer.The embarked helicopters, based at Naval Air Station North Island, were able to expand their search area to approximately 1,500 square miles per day.“Our helicopters are an extension of the ship’s capabilities and provided us with the best chance to find aircraft debris,” said Lt. j.g. Eric Bachtel, Kidd’s Combat Information Center Officer.Returning home is now the focus of each Sailor as they come to the end of their seven-month deployment.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: San Diego The guided missile destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Aug. 21 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Kidd View post tag: Return Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return Home View post tag: Naval Base USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return Home View post tag: News by topic View post tag: home View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: USS Pinckney Share this articlelast_img read more

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Tickets Now Available for Atomic Off-Broadway

first_img Morton, Kusnier and Gettelfinger will be joined by castmembers David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. Atomic Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2014 Tickets for the U.S. premiere of Atomic, a new musical by Danny Ginges, Gregory Bonsignore and Philip Foxman, are now on sale. Starring Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger and under the direction of Damien Gray, the tuner will play from June 26 through August 16. Opening night is set for July 13 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. View Commentslast_img read more

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Bill seeks regulations for massage therapists

first_imgThe bill would phase in educational and practice requirements for certification, eliminating the need for cities to create and enforce their own regulations. At least 33 states have uniform codes and governing boards for massage therapy. One thing lacking in the California bill is to define the scope of a therapist’s practice, said Bill Brown, spokesman for the American Massage Therapists Association. “We support statewide regulations, like in the California bill, but it’s not comprehensive enough,” Brown said. “Most states have a regulatory board that can take disciplinary action.” Brown said the old image of massage therapy businesses as fronts for back-room prostitution is mostly a thing of the past as more states take up regulations. “I think we’ve turned the corner on that,” Brown said. “There are obviously some instances, but they’re more and more isolated. “It’s really become a mainstream thing with the growth of spas,” he added. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jeff Collier, director of community development in Whittier, said most cities regulate massage therapy businesses because of the “negative connotations” associated with them. He said Whittier has an ordinance mandating that no massages can be given in a business unless under the direction of a physician or a chiropractor. City officials have considered making background checks of therapists a part of the ordinance like Chino Hills has, Collier said. “We’ve talked about it, but never implemented it,” Collier said. “The police support this kind of legislation because they think if you allow massages, they will eventually be the wrong kind of massages.” In Whittier therapists must comply with a permit process, he said. WHITTIER – Although massage therapy has already moved into the mainstream as a key ingredient to support health and “wellness,” worries over inconsistent licensing has prompted state senators to pass a bill aimed at statewide regulation. Last week, the Senate passed a bill that will establish a private, nonprofit entity called the Massage Therapy Organization. Authored by Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, the MTO will create uniform licensing and regulations on the 36,000 massage therapists in the state, officials say. A “patchwork” of regulations fails to protect not only the clients, but the professional massage therapists who don’t want to be subject to those who view the industry as an “entrance into the sex trade,” according to documents supporting the bill. last_img read more

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EXPERTS TO HELP DONEGAL PEOPLE RESEARCH THEIR FAMILY TREES

first_imgSo who do you think you are?Donegal families are to be given the chance to research their family history with the help of some experts.As part of the Gathering 2013, services from the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council including the Library Service, County Museum and County Archives have been running a series of family history roadshows, on the theme of ‘How To Research Your Family History’. These roadshows will take place throughout the year, in venues around the County.The second roadshow will take place in Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday the 21st of August from 11.30am to 3pm. Admission is free. All welcome and refreshments will be served.Cultural Services staff will be on hand to provide guidance to the public on the wide variety of sources available to those interested in researching their own family history.The Archives Service will bring along a sample of archives which relate to family history including electoral registers and valuation books for the area. Library resources will also be available to view. To coincide with the roadshow series a new booklet entitled ‘Who do you think you are? A guide to genealogy resources in Donegal County Council Cultural Services’ will be launched.This booklet provides a brief introduction to records available within the three services. The guide is part of the Hands of History project supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.For information contact Una Mathewson, Central Library Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124950 EXPERTS TO HELP DONEGAL PEOPLE RESEARCH THEIR FAMILY TREES was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councilfamily treesThe Gatheringlast_img read more

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Emergency meeting called in bid to save Lifford Greyhound Stadium from closure

first_imgGreyhound owners and trainers in the Northwest have called an emergency meeting in a bid to save Lifford Greyhound Stadium.Last night, it was confirmed that Lifford Greyhound Stadium – which has been in operation since 1959 – will close its doors after its race night on Saturday-week, August 17.Lifford Stadium owners, the Duffy family, who took over the running of the venue in 2003, cited ‘an ongoing lack of support from the Irish Greyhound Board’ (IGB) as they announced notice of the closure, which will affect 25 jobs. The IGB say they regret the proposed closure, but say they have supported the privately owned track over the years as much as they could.An emergency meeting will take place in the Fir Trees Hotel in Strabane at 7pm on Wednesday 17th August. All local greyhound owners and trainers are asked to attend, while TDs and Councillors are also expected to be in attendance.The IGB say the assistance sought by the owners of the Lifford Greyhound Stadium was beyond their remit.The IGB and representatives of the Lifford Greyhound Stadium met as recently as May after concerns about the future viability of the venue were raised. “The arrangement of the type sought by the stadium representatives at that time is not within the mandate of the Board as a semi-state company and does not meet the corporate governance requirements applying to the IGB,” the IGB said in a statement released today.”The IGB said it ‘regretted’ the closure of the Lifford Greyhound Stadium, which underwent a €12million upgrade in 2003.The IGB said: “The IGB is very aware of the excellent work done by all those at the track as part of the greyhound fraternity. The Duffy family, owners of the track, have a long association and strong commitment to greyhound racing.“While Lifford is a private track and not in the ownership of the Irish Greyhound Board, the IGB has provided wide ranging support to Lifford for a long period of time. This included a significant capital financial investment in providing the current facilities at the stadium.”In recent times, Lifford has been restricted to a ten-race card one night a week and will cease operations next weekend. Indecon Economic Consultants is currently conducting a comprehensive, strategic review into the future needs of the Irish greyhound industry, with a full report expected by October 2019.The review will provide an assessment of stadium infrastructure and financial sustainability, along with detailed recommendations regarding all licensed stadia.Emergency meeting called in bid to save Lifford Greyhound Stadium from closure was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Greyhound RacingIGBIrish Greyhound BoardLiffordLifford Greyhound StadiumMatthew Duffylast_img read more

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Half-time: Brentford 2 Brighton 1

first_imgGoals from Moses Odubajo and Andre Gray put Brentford ahead at the break after a scintillating first half at Griffin Park.In a game being played at breakneck speed at times, Brighton began brightly with some sharp football in and around the box and an Andrew Crofts shot which thumped against the upright.On 12 minutes came a potential flashpoint. Gray was clipped by Lewis Dunk on the edge of the box as he tried to get goalside, but the defender escaped with only a yellow, to the frustration of Bees’ players and fans.Five minutes later, James Tarkowski saved his side from going behind as he blocked at the near post after Sam Baldock had rounded David Button – and it proved a crucial intervention as the Bees went straight up the other end and scored.After a swift break, Odubajo found space inside the box and drilled it low across former Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale and into the far corner.The goal came against the run of play but it settled the Bees down and they started to play some lovely football, with Stockdale saving from Gray and Alan Judge curling a shot over.Brentford doubled the lead on 32 minutes when Jake Bidwell found space down the left and put a cross on a plate for Gray to stab home.Seven minutes later, Brighton reduced the deficit as the Bees failed to deal with a corner and Scotland centre-back Gordon Greer lashed home a loose ball from eight yards.The same player thought he’d equalised when he netted in first-half stoppage time but the goal was disallowed because of a foul by Dunk on Jonathan Douglas.Brentford (4-1-4-1): Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Dean, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota; Gray.Subs: Bonham, Craig, Tebar, Diagouraga, Dallas, Toral, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Preventing Bird Divorce: Mates Take Different Flights, Arrive Together

first_imgA shorebird named the black-tailed godwit presents a puzzle to biologists: “arrival synchrony” (leave it to scientists to give big names to simple concepts).  The males and females of this bird mate for life, but like some humans, live apart for months at a time.  This presents two puzzles: how do they stay apart without getting divorced, and how do they arrive together for the summer fling when they take different routes to the destination?  Some birds migrate together; others stagger their take-off and landing.  But the faithful black-tailed godwits winter in different areas averaging 955 km apart, yet somehow find a way synchronize their migrations to arrive within 3 days of one another.  This remarkable synchronization shows that “The mechanisms required to achieve this synchrony and prevent ‘divorce’ illustrate the complexity of migratory systems,” write four UK biologists publishing in Nature:1Long-lived migratory birds generally show high degrees of mate fidelity, and divorce is often followed by a decrease in reproductive success.  Synchrony in timing of arrival on the breeding grounds is thought to be crucial for retaining a mate from the previous year and avoiding a costly divorce….How is this degree of synchrony maintained between pairs when they winter so far apart and the environmental conditions for migration are likely to differ locally?  It is possible that pairs of birds may winter in areas of similar quality (despite their geographic separation) and so be in a similar condition to arrive at specific times in spring; or they may share some genetic or physiological determinant of timing of migration; or they may independently synchronize their arrival to the optimal time for each specific breeding location (for example, to exploit peaks in resource abundance).  As individuals often use a series of passage sites during spring migration, they may refine these timings as they approach their breeding grounds.  Identifying which of these mechanisms is operating is likely to be key to understanding how synchrony is achieved and divorce avoided in migratory species.Thus they leave it an unsolved puzzle, and offer no explanation for how the chicks learn this by their first anniversary, or what form the “genetic or physiological determinant” might take that could explain another wonder of nature.1Gunnarsson et al., “Pair bonds: Arrival synchrony in migratory birds,” Brief communications, Nature 431, 646 (07 October 2004); doi:10.1038/431646a.Humans can learn some things from birds.  Does absence make the heart grow fonder, or does absence make the heart go wander?  Somehow these godwits are able to maintain remote relationships and stay faithful (although “faithful” has no moral meaning to a bird).  (Notice that divorce is costly to birds, too, even without lawyers.)  More amazing is how they can synchronize their arrivals without a long-distance phone call and Priceline.com.  Do they plan ahead and communicate their schedules with loving chirps?  How can they even find one another after landing, among all the other couples, when they all look alike?  There are still lots of puzzles out there for naturalists.  Just don’t bore us with another evolutionary just-so story.  This bird apparently was given some kind of God wit.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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If you love flight – you will love this!

first_imgIf you love flight you will love this video below.Aviation232 a non-profit organisation has put together a complication of some of the best videos shot by commercial airline pilots around the globe. The video captures a pilot’s flying office beautifully.The video is sourced from: Live from the Flight Deck; aviationforeveryone; SkyWorld; 737Channel; Rodrigo David; Cesar Peter; PilotsEYE.tv; airliner737; djebombrill; pilotdynan : João Gubert; And Boeing is forecasting strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years.Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released last month projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require;• 533,000 new commercial airline pilots• 584,000 new commercial airline maintenance techniciansThe 2014 outlook projects continued increases in pilot demand, which is up approximately 7 percent compared to 2013; and in maintenance training, which increased just over 5 percent.Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 percent of the world’s need, and the Middle East region saw significant growth since last year’s outlook due to increased airline capacity and orders for wide-body models which require more crew members.Overall, the global demand is driven by steadily increasing aircraft deliveries, particularly wide-body airplanes, and represents a global requirement for about 27,000 new pilots and 29,000 new technicians annually.Enjoy the video!last_img read more

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South African authors nominated for international award

first_img19 November 2015Three South African writers have been nominated in what has been called the “world’s richest literary prize”, the International Dublin Literary Award.Zakes Mda’s Rachel’s Blue, Mandla Langa’s The Texture of Shadows and Imraan Coovadia’s Tales of the Metric System are in the running for the €100 000 (about R1.5-million) prize money.3 South Africans nominated for “world’s richest literary prize” https://t.co/frUtkVN3rc pic.twitter.com/9Y3RPqb5jR— Books LIVE (@BooksLIVESA) November 18, 2015Fans and organisations have congratulated the authors on social [email protected] @mandla_langa @ZakesMda Congratulations. All nominations so well deserved.— Pippa Green (@green_pippa) November 10, 2015Congrats to @mandla_langa @ZakesMda & Imraan Coovadia on their International Dublin Literary Award nominations https://t.co/wkhtL8CS4I— pen_southafrica (@pen_southafrica) November 10, 2015The awardThe annual award is in its 21st year. Nominations come in from libraries across the world.“The nomination process for the award is unique as nominations are made by libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world,” reads the Dublin Literary Award website.”Participating libraries can nominate up to three novels each year for the award. Over 400 library systems in 177 countries worldwide are invited to nominate books each year.”The winner will be announced on 9 June 2016. The three South Africans are among 160 titles in the running this year.Other awardsThe South African novels have already been given the nod on the local literary scene.Rachel’s Blue won the 2014/2015 University of Johannesburg Prize, The Texture of Shadows was longlisted for the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Award for Fiction, and Tales of the Metric System was shortlisted for the 2015 Barry Ronge Prize.African authorsLiterary website Books Live made note of the other African authors who made it on to the nominated list in the International Dublin Literary Award.They are: Moroccan-American novelist Laila Lalami for The Moor’s Account; Scholastique Mukasonga, a Rwandan author living in France, for Our Lady of the Nile; Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu for All Our Names; and Nigerian-born Helen Oyeyemi, for Boy, Snow, Bird.The full list of nominees can be seen here.Source: Books Livelast_img read more

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