SAN DIEGO – San Diego seeks to ban homeless in vehicles near beaches

first_imgHomeBriefsSAN DIEGO – San Diego seeks to ban homeless in vehicles near beaches Mar. 27, 2019 at 4:15 amBriefsGovernmentHomelessnessNewsPoliticsSAN DIEGO – San Diego seeks to ban homeless in vehicles near beachesnews2 years agohomelessMayor Kevin Faulconersan diegoU.S. District Judge Anthony Battagliavan-lifers The mayor of San Diego is proposing a new law to ban the growing problem of homeless people living in vehicles near beaches.The move announced Monday follows numerous complaints about public urination, trash and illegal activity since an ordinance that had been in place was repealed in February following a federal judge’s ruling that it was too vague, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the city will double the number of so-called safe parking lots where people who live in vehicles can stay at night, and he will present the proposed law to the City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on April 17.“If you are living out of your vehicle because you have nowhere else to go, we want to help you,” Faulconer told a press conference.“At the same time, residents and businesses have a right to clean and safe neighborhoods,” he said.Last summer, U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia issued an injunction against the old law in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of homeless people who live in vehicles because they don’t do well in regular shelters, the newspaper said.The judge said the law did not indicate specifically what turns a vehicle into a person’s home or “living quarters.”The City Council then repealed the law in February.Faulconer said the city attorney has been working on a new law that will be based on vehicle habitation ordinances in other cities. The goal is to hold people accountable for behavior that damages the city’s quality of life, not to criminalize homelessness, he said.Homeless advocate Michael McConnell called the proposal a “Band-Aid type response” and not long-term strategy.“I would support a new vehicle habitation law if the law respects that we have this raging crisis on our streets,” he said.In addition to the homeless problem, the mayor also noted there are visitors who sleep in their vans, “using our neighborhoods as a vacation spot, or as stopping points as they travel from city to city.”Brian White, president of a council that advocates for residents of the Pacific Beach area of San Diego, said that in addition to those “van-lifers,” people have begun to advertise campers parked near beaches.“It’s basically the camper van version of a short-term vacation rental,” he said.Associated PressTags :homelessMayor Kevin Faulconersan diegoU.S. District Judge Anthony Battagliavan-lifersshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLOS ANGELES – Jury awards $9M to family of woman killed by policeWashington, D.C. – US Education Department investigating college bribery schemeYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agolast_img read more

Covid-19(Corona Virus)-China’s Bio-Weapon

first_imgAccording to some experts, considering the scientific and intelligence departments, as well as some recent events, it seems that China wants to dominate the whole world, but did not want to reveal its mentality by armed struggle directly with strong nations. Thats why china was producing the corona virus much earlier and has now started misusing it as a biological weapon.Recently, China has been continuously building its military base all over the world, increasing its penetration in the Indian Ocean, South China Sea etc., the use of unilateral veto in the United Nations on the proposal to curb terrorists.  Confrontation with America, Competition with India and many other reasons which reveal the mindset of China. It is important to note that so far about 82 thousand people have been infected in China and now the infection is decreasing in China and the life of the people is becoming normal, while in other countries the number of infected people has reached 3 lakh and  The situation is getting worse day by day.Those who read Dean R. Kuntz know how much thrill and suspense are in their books, but these days the book The Eyes of Darkness has suddenly come into great demand and one of the reasons is that  Infectious disease of the corona.Actually, this book, written around 1981, mentions an infection and has been named Wuhan 400.  That is, about 40 years ago, the virus was mentioned in the book. This work of an American begins with a mother who sends her child with a tracking team, but the whole team is killed.Later on, after several indications, this mother is searching for her child to be alive or not and she learns a lot about those biological weapons from American and Chinese countries.The   wonders associated with writing in this entire book are in their place, but the most surprising thing is that the world is worried about the corona virus, not only does the book mention about it but also the origin of China.  It refers to the same Wuhan province from which the virus has actually spread..The book mentions a person named Li Chen who steals information about an ambitious biological weapon project of China and gives it to the US.  Through this, China wants to gain the power to clear the territory of any country in any corner of the world, but American agencies are rarely able to find the right to break this dangerous biological weapon.The reason for placing the Code of Wuhan 400 is given in the book that it was made on the outskirts of Wuhan province and 400 was added to the code because it was the 400th such weapon prepared  in this lab.  It is also amazing that it has been compared to other viruses in the book, and the one that is most closely compared to it has all the symptoms of the dreaded Ebola virus, ie the two major threats that the world has faced in the recent past.  Mention is included in this.If you follow the logic of the book, then this virus is not able to survive outside the human body even for a minute and by preparing such infectious virus it would be easy for the invading country to capture because the virus infection will end with humans Also happens. Many facts of this thriller novel are shocking, but now Covid-19(Corona Virus)-China’s Bio-Weapon?A devastating technique of China to weaken the powered countries …?what measures should be taken to avoid the virus? Well now the virus has taken the form of epidemic.  Now the problem is how to deal with the epidemic and what measures should be taken to avoid the virus?Therefore, at first it is necessary to find a cure for this virus as soon as possible. There are some measures that can prevent this infection, such as international borders must be completely sealed, the inter-state border of our country must be closely monitored, the administration has to be alert all the time, full lock down in infected places. Public traffic must  be banned, complete ban on any kind of gathering or Organizations.some relief items must be provided to poor families and daily labourers. The movements of some special places should be monitored with CC TV or drone cameras. In any case, the spread of infection in rural areas must be prevented because if once the infection spreads in rural areas in our country then it will be very difficult to control the virus, perhaps as impossible.More than 500 people have been infected in India so far, and separate wards have been arranged to treat these people. To prevent infection from spreading, lockout has been implemented throughout the country as a precaution.  There is a situation like emergency in the country. But this arrangement is not enough, For newly infected persons, treatment should be arranged on a ship at sea at some distance from the port area, from where not easy to move. which will reduce the possibility of spreading the infection and reduce the fear of the public.After that developed countries should jointly impose necessary and necessary restrictions on China, and keep eyes on travelers to and from China.●This is My Personal thoughtlast_img read more

Associate Professor

first_imgAssociate ProfessorNorth Carolina Central University Closing Date: at 11:55 PMPrimary Purpose of Position:The Associate Professor will have direct involvement withmentoring, developing and maintaining an active, sponsored researchprogram; and teaching. This person will also provide expertise inpopulation-based and translational research and communityoutreach. Special Instructions to Applicants: jeid-0fddc9ba3393bc4a88a6f6ae6166d7ff Minimum Education/Experience:Qualifications for Associate/Full Professor include a doctorate inbiological sciences, health education or a related field;significant contributions to published research; continued externalresearch funding, strong interest in collaborative research, andprofessional distinction in teaching, mentoring, and service. Thecandidate is expected to have extensive experience in healthdisparities with an excellent record of peer-reviewed publicationsand external funding.center_img To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity andaffirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to age, color,disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, geneticinformation, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexualorientation, or status as a protected veteran. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Mentoring; developing and maintaining an active, sponsored researchprogram; and teaching. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduatestudents as well as junior faculty is an expectation. In addition,the candidate must possess the ability to obtain and maintainexternal funding in support of their research.last_img read more

LaFollette Library holding food drive

first_imgThe LaFollette Public Library is excusing late fees in exchange for canned food in the month of November.It was a project that started last year and one that Nancy Green, LaFollette librarian, brought back this year.Beginning yesterday, patrons can have a $1 worth of fines forgiven with an item of nonperishable food. If less than $1 is owed, one item or can of food, will erase the fine.Last year, around $50 was collected in “fines” but several people just brought food by the library to help with the project, Green said. “We got a ton of food,” she said.At the end of the month, all food collected by the library will be donated to Open Arms Ministry to assist with its December distribution.For more information call the library at 423-562-5154. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/02/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Mourinho Reveals Feelings After Being Overlooked For Real Madrid Job

first_imgJose Mourinho reveals he is not disappointed at being overlooked for the Real Madrid job and believes Zinedine Zidane is the ‘perfect solution’ for Real.Despite Mourinho being heavily touted for the Bernabéu job, Zidane was reappointed as Madrid manager until 2022 earlier in the week replacing Santiago Solari.“No, of course I’m not disappointed,” Mourinho said of Zidane’s appointment on El Chiringuito TV.“I never talked about whether I would want to return to the position (as Madrid Coach) and I think, in my opinion, this is a perfect solution.“Zidane has done magnificent things for the club over the past number of years, so it is perfect for him and perfect for the club.“Now he has a new project, he can start afresh and prove to everyone how talented he is, so I wish him all the best.”Jose Mourinho had earlier coached Real Madrid between 2010-2013 and isn’t seen as a player favourite after a tumultuous final season at the club.Relatedlast_img read more

Colonel Miller Says Interest in Youth Development Is His Passion

first_img “I have always been passionate about helping the youth, so when I joined as a volunteer, it was important to me to be a part of an entity that reinforces positive values that enable them to contribute to society,” he tells JIS News. It is no coincidence that Colonel Woodburn Miller’s journey as an Educator in 1953 began simultaneously when he signed up as an adult volunteer with the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF).According to Colonel Miller, his decades serving in the JCCF and in the education system reflect his interest in youth development.“I have always been passionate about helping the youth, so when I joined as a volunteer, it was important to me to be a part of an entity that reinforces positive values that enable them to contribute to society,” he tells JIS News.The former principal of DeCarteret College and Kingston College oversaw several units, including the Wolmer’s  Boys’ School  and DeCarteret College. He also led the Kingston division.As the JCCF celebrates its 75th anniversary, Colonel Miller expresses pride at the transformation he has witnessed in the more than  60 years he has been involved with the youth-based organization.“When I joined, there were very few cadet units and we didn’t have as many Jamaicans at the front of the JCCF as most of our senior officers were British. I am happy to see our own leading the Force now and I am impressed with how much the programme means to schools and society,”  he adds.Recalling his years as a trainer for cadet members, Colonel  Miller says the organization enabled him to influence the lives of hundreds of youth.“We teach many important values to these youngsters, chief among them are discipline and respect. When people learn to respect older people and each other and to be kind and helpful in the community, it really impacts society in a positive way, so I am pleased to have been a crucial part of that,” he says.The former English Language teacher tells JIS News that his life was impacted positively by his continued participation in the JCCF.“Being a volunteer helped to make me very confident in myself and helped to assure me that we can go forward and progress as a society, as I could see people being helped and in turn helping others,” he says.Colonel Miller endorses the JCCF’s aim to increase its membership to 10,000 over the next three years.“The expansion is a very good idea. I am only sorry I am not strong enough to help because I know what a great effect the Force will have on these youth and ultimately their communities and society. Uniformed groups, such as the JCCF, have proven to be critical to reinforcing social values in our youth and that’s what Jamaica needs,” he notes.Colonel encourages persons to become volunteers in the JCCF as the organization enters a new era.“I appeal to Jamaicans to become volunteers as you not only learn to be disciplined and helpful, but it is also so rewarding seeing the ways in which you can touch the lives of our youth,” he adds.Colonel Miller has been awarded a medal as part of the JCCF’s 75th anniversary celebrations, where persons who have contributed to the organization’s success will be recognised over the next year. “Being a volunteer helped to make me very confident in myself and helped to assure me that we can go forward and progress as a society, as I could see people being helped and in turn helping others,” he says. Colonel Miller has been awarded a medal as part of the JCCF’s 75th anniversary celebrations, where persons who have contributed to the organization’s success will be recognised over the next year.   Story Highlightslast_img read more

East Coast says farewell to the Sea King Canadas Cold War workhorse

first_imgHALIFAX – Canada’s fleet of geriatric Sea King military helicopters has finally reached its long overdue retirement on the East Coast, and the Royal Canadian Air Force is making sure the venerable, snub-nosed workhorse gets a proper send-off after 54 years of service.The Sikorski CH-124 Sea Kings have been a familiar sight in Halifax for half a century, but many people stopped to watch Friday as three flew in close formation above the city’s harbour to mark the final days before the aircraft officially ceases Atlantic operations next week.“We are now downing tools on Sea King operations on the East Coast so we can put our full efforts into transitioning aircrew and technicians to the new Cyclone,” said Col. Sid Connor, wing commander at 12 Wing Shearwater. “It’s bittersweet for the technicians and aircrew here at 12 Wing.”The Sea Kings operating on the West Coast at Patricia Bay near Victoria will remain in operation until the end of this year as crews from that base are trained to fly the new CH-148 Cyclone, which has been plagued by delays and cost overruns.“Sure, there has been a bit of delay here and there,” said Lt.-Col. Jody Smith, commanding officer of 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron. “However, the people within the maritime helicopter community understand the importance of getting it right.”The first Sea Kings arrived at Shearwater on Aug. 1, 1963, and were expected to serve mainly as submarine hunters to deter the former Soviet Union from violating Canadian sovereignty.At first, the big choppers were placed on aircraft carriers, but that role ended in the 1970s when the big warships were scrapped.And so began the story of the Sea King’s constant reinvention. Over the years, these machines have had to adapt to a variety of missions as their operational lives were repeatedly extended.Without aircraft carriers, the helicopter was modified to land on smaller, less stable warships, during even the harshest conditions.“We were really the first ones to do that with the development of the beartrap system,” said Connor, referring to the innovative cable system used to reel in Sea Kings landing on the rear flight deck.During the Cold War, Sea Kings were regularly dispatched for missions near Norway, where they lured Russian ships and submarines from their ports.And as its surveillance and weapons systems evolved, Canada became a world leader in anti-submarine warfare, the helicopter acting as the “eyes and ears” for Canadian warships.“We were able to more than hold our own as a relatively small navy,” Connor said.In more recent years, the vintage helicopters have run into a series of mechanical problems, some of which forced landings in schoolyards and parking lots.The procurement process aimed at replacing the helicopters started in the mid-1980s, but politics and technical challenges soon got in the way.In 1992, the Progressive Conservative government led by Brian Mulroney decided to purchase 50 of E.H. Industries’ EH101 helicopters for $5.8 billion, but that decision was scrapped in 1993 when Jean Chretien’s Liberals won office. The newly minted prime minister said the EH101s were unaffordable ”Cadillacs.”That decision cost the federal treasury up to $500 million in contract cancellation penalties, and it forced the military to refit the Sea King for new roles, such as supplying troops during the Somalia mission and providing surface surveillance in the First Gulf War that forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.In 2003, after numerous redraftings of the original specifications, the Liberal government chose the military version of the Sikorsky S-92, later dubbed the CH-148 Cyclone. But there were warnings the Cyclone was an untested design that could take many years to properly adapt to the Canadian military’s needs.Still, the federal government signed a $5-billion contract with U.S.-based Sikorsky to buy 28 Cyclones, the first of which was supposed to arrive at Shearwater in 2008.Since then, there have been disputes over the readiness of software needed to run the aircraft, and Sikorsky has blamed repeated delays on changes the military has demanded to the design, including a requirement for stronger engines.In October 2010, the federal auditor general harshly criticized the Cyclone project, saying cost overruns had hit $700 million.The first ”interim” CH-148 Cyclone arrived at Shearwater in May 2011. But that model was for ground-based training only.Connor said the Royal Canadian Air Force now has eight Cyclones. He said he expects to have one fully operational within the next six months.The remainder of the helicopters are expected to be fully operational by 2021.Meanwhile, there are six Sea Kings still flying on the West Coast and, for a few days longer anyway, another four or five on the East Coast.last_img read more