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    RPACU Recruitment 2020, Apply Online for 93 JE and Other Posts @rpcau.ac.in – Jagran Josh - March 5, 2020 by admin

    Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University has invited applications for the recruitment of various post. Eligible candidates can apply for the post in the prescribed format from 06 March to 06 April 2020.

    RPACU Recruitment 2020

    RPACU Recruitment 2020: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University has invited applications for the recruitment of various posts such as Electrician, Fitter, Mistry (Plumber), Blacksmith, Farm Mechanic, Cook, Livestock Assistant, Driver, Nursing Assistant, Pharmacist, Field/Farm Technician, Laboratory Technician, Pathology Technician, Photographer, Library Assistant, Junior Engineer, Farm Pond Manager, Assistant Engineer, Farm Manager, Seed Processing Plant Engineer and Information Officer. Eligible candidates can apply for the post in the prescribed format from 06 March to 06 April 2020.

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    Selection will be done on the basis of Written Examination/Interview

    How to Apply for RPACU JE and Other Posts Jobs 2020

    The Eligible candidates can apply for the post through official website from 06 March to 06 April 2020.

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    Molson Coors gunman identified as longtime company electrician – WJFW-TV - February 27, 2020 by admin

    MILWAUKEE - The man suspected of killing five people before turning the gun on himself at the Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee has been identified as a longtime electrician with the company, multiple sources tell TMJ4 News.

    Anthony Ferrill, 51, worked as an electrician at Molson Coors for the last 20 years. The above photo is taken from a family member's Facebook page that has since been removed.

    Their names are:

    Jesus Valle Jr., 33Gennady Levshetz, 51Trevor Wetselaar, 33Dana Walk, 57Dale Hudson, 50

    Milwaukee police said the gunman opened fire at a Molson Coors building Wednesday afternoon. Five employees were killed before Ferrill turned the gun on himself. Police have not yet officially identified Ferrill.

    A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. Police were seen at a home believed to be owned by Ferrill Thursday afternoon.

    Neighbors say investigators arrived to the 8000 block of Potomac Avenue before 3 p.m. on Feb 26, and haven't left.

    State Representative Lakeshia Myers tweeted on Wednesday that the police presence in the area is related to the shooting that happened at Molson Coors.

    "I feel bad for the family," said Elizabeth Pine. She lives across the street from the home being investigated.

    She told TMJ4 News that federal agents came to her home as many as six times to question her about her neighbor.

    "They were here until after 11," said LaPine. "It's just unreal. You know? You're just in disbelief. You wouldn't think somebody could do something like that."

    LaPine and other neighbors, who did not wish to be identified, said police would not tell them why they were being questioned. But, after hearing news of the mass shooting at Molson Coors they quickly realized there was a connection between that tragic crime and the crime scene on their block.

    "One of the policemen came and he had a picture and he asked me to identify the picture and then I knew who it was," said LaPine.

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    5 offseason needs for the Carolina Panthers – The Union Journal - February 27, 2020 by admin

    Ron Riveras lengthy period in Carolina mores than. Matt Rhules arrival in Carolina need to equate to large offseason modifications for thePanthers The actual obstacle for Rhule and also his training personnel will certainly be to determine what settings require prompt interest and also what places can wait till a year from currently.

    The Panthers have a lineup that is ripe for a duration of major change. Naturally, there are a lots of inquiries regarding what the group will certainly do at quarterback. There stand disagreements for beginning the 2020 routine period with Cam Newton, Kyle Allen or Will Grier under facility. Its additionally feasible that the Panthers will certainly prepare a brand-new quarterback of the future with theirNo 7 general choice in Aprils draft.

    The groups protection might additionally undertake a significant overhaul thisoffseason The groups leading cornerback, James Bradberry, is a substantial trip threat in totally free company. Key pass rushes Gerald McCoy, Mario Addison, Bruce Irvin, and also Vernon Butler are all freelances as well. Its difficult to assume that every one of those gamers will certainly be going back to Charlotte in 2020.

    Figuring out exactly how to retool the Panthers pass thrill is a have to for Marty Hurneys front workplace this postseason.

    The Panthers arent mosting likely to allow every one of their freelance protective electrician go, however they will not re-sign the whole team either. As such, infusing even more young people right into the team will certainly be a have to for the Panthers.

    The great information is that in 2014s preliminary choice, Brian Burns, blinked Pro Bowl possible in 2014. His break matter and also influence need to just expand in his 2nd period as an expert.

    Burns visibility on the side need to lead the Panthers to investing even more of their offseason funding on a within pass rush. McCoy looks most likely to leave using totally free company. Spending a high draft badger a turbulent defensive take on would truly assist reset the Carolina protection.

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    FBI investigating states licensing of massage therapists with fake credentials – The Boston Globe - February 27, 2020 by admin

    Since the investigation began, a massage board staff member has been suspended for licensing Axiom graduates, and the boards executive director stepped down without explanation two weeks ago.

    The same staff has been there for years, said a former massage board employee, expressing surprise at the failure to spot phony credentials. I dont know how they didnt catch them." The former employee requested anonymity out of fear of retribution from the owners of illicit massage spas.

    Officials at the Division of Professional Licensure, which oversees the massage board and 37 others, acknowledged the existence of a federal investigation in January when they rejected a Globe public records request for documents related to the applications of hundreds of licensed massage therapists.

    Federal authorities have advised DPL that dissemination of the requested records at this time will jeopardize or prejudice investigative efforts because these documents are related and/or touch upon an ongoing investigation, Kevin Scanlon, general counsel of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, wrote in a January e-mail.

    A spokeswoman for the US attorneys office also declined to comment. An FBI spokeswoman said she could neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.

    Last week, the Division of Professional Licensure belatedly released documents to the Globe in response to a request for records related to Axiom. The records show officials started suspending the licenses of several massage therapists with Axiom credentials in November a month after the Globe requested the documents.

    Carolyn Assa, spokeswoman for the states Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, said the Division of Professional Licensure is now conducting an internal review of all 9,000 massage therapy licensees.

    Public safety and license integrity are the Division of Professional Licensures top priority and the division has recently enhanced protocols to strengthen screenings for all applicants on a go forward basis, particularly for out-of-state schools, Assa said.

    DPL staff is trained to look for signs of human trafficking in establishments and refers all suspected cases over to law enforcement for further investigation, as the division is not a law enforcement agency, she said, adding that "the department investigates all complaints.

    Since Jan. 1, Assa said, each out-of-state application has been reviewed twice, and applicants will not be approved until the board receives proof that the school is in good standing with its state licensing authority.

    The massage board, created by the Legislature in 2006, was supposed to relieve cities and towns of the burden of regulating the industry. The board is authorized to scrutinize the backgrounds of therapists and spa owners alike before issuing licenses, which are required. The board can fine spas that dont comply with the rules and can ultimately revoke their licenses.

    But several police departments complain that the state actually undercuts local government efforts by licensing some people who are suspected of sex trafficking. In addition, they say, the state boards rules supercede local regulations, making it hard for cities and towns to set their own standards for massage parlors. In fact, a 2008 letter from the Division of Professional Licensure told cities and towns they could no longer regulate or license massage therapists.

    The town of Oxford, for example, tried to crack down on unlicensed massage parlors that officials believed were offering sex to customers, based on complaints from neighbors and the towns own investigations.

    Even though state licenses are required, violators typically face only fines. So, Oxford police and the board of health worked together to create their own rules, requiring the towns three unlicensed massage parlors to undergo frequent inspections, identify customers and employees, and submit to criminal background checks.

    But the owners found an easy way to bypass the local bylaw: They got licensed by the state.

    We went to do the inspections and we were trumped by the state licenses," said Oxford police Chief Anthony Saad. "We couldnt do anything.

    The spa operators have denied any wrongdoing.

    A Globe review of the states roster of massage therapists reveals hundreds whose credentials, addresses, or backgrounds could have raised questions for regulators.

    For instance, more than 300 current Massachusetts massage license holders list Flushing, N.Y., as their home address. Law enforcement officials and experts have described Flushing as the hub of sex trafficking in the United States where young women enter the country and are then dispatched to other cities. The former massage board employee said the board did not single out these applicants for increased scrutiny because they felt that would be discriminatory.

    A major sex trafficker convicted in Florida last year of operating illegal Asian massage parlors across the country has at least one licensed massage establishment in Massachusetts, according to federal court records. David C. Williams, who pleaded guilty in November to human trafficking, was cited in court records as associated with Braintree Massage, which operates on Commercial Street and is licensed by the state. Williams, prosecutors said, used other peoples names on official records to conceal his ownership.

    A woman there answered the phone Hello? but didnt speak English and wouldnt take a message.

    Even some women previously convicted of prostitution have valid Massachusetts massage licenses. Yu Yun Chen of Quincy, for example, was charged in 2013 with engaging in prostitution and operating an unlicensed massage business in Andover. Police said she ran a similar operation in Danvers. Chen admitted sufficient facts, akin to a guilty plea, in 2014 in Lawrence District Court and was placed on probation for six months. In 2017, she received a license from the state massage board, records show. Old misdemeanor convictions do not disqualify applicants for state licenses.

    Earlier this month, the Division of Professional Licensure disciplined one employee. FeiYan Chen was suspended for three days for approving the licenses of applicants who claimed to have graduated from Axiom, according to records and a former DPL official.

    In an e-mailed message, Chen said she would speak to her supervisor and the lawyer for the board before deciding whether to comment.

    Records show Chen approved the applications of at least eight people who claimed to have graduated from Axiom, the now-closed school in Bergen, N.J. Its founder, Naresh Rane, pleaded guilty in 2018 in federal court in Newark to using interstate facilities to promote prostitution. He is currently awaiting sentencing. His lawyer, David A. Schwartz, declined to comment.

    Rane sold fake school transcripts and graduation certificates for between $1,000 and $2,600 each, knowing that these documents would be used to facilitate the prostitution business," court records show. These documents enabled workers to obtain state massage licenses, which could be displayed at massage parlors offering prostitution services to create the appearance of legitimacy, prosecutors said.

    In Massachusetts, most of the applicants claimed to have attended Axiom in 2015 or later although the school closed in 2014. Rane wrote a reference for one of the applicants.

    The former massage board employee said the massage board also licensed therapists who graduated from other schools that had lost their accreditation, or were closed or unapproved. Sometimes required references were clearly fabricated, as well, claiming, I went to church with her in New York at a time when the applicant reported living in California, the employee said.

    The federal probe comes as the Division of Professional Licensure is already facing heavy criticism for allowing applicants with long criminal records to obtain other types of state licenses. In December, the Globe reported that some dangerous sex offenders, including an electrician who served time for assaulting a boy he coached, and another electrician who served time for murder, were able to get electrician licenses.

    There has to be some sort of vetting process that happens so people feel safe. Any breakdown in that chain causes a problem. Thats what were seeing now, said Senator Paul Feeney, chairman of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. The panel held a sometimes contentious hearing with DPL leaders in January after the Globe story.

    Leadership of the division has changed substantially in recent weeks.

    Bob Houston, a former FBI agent and an expert on human trafficking, said state licensing authorities could make it much more difficult for illicit massage spas to exist by doing thorough background checks, vetting bogus schools, and screening false certifications. If state law allows for regulatory mechanisms to halt the exploitation before the victim-worker ever gets to an illicit massage business, it is a tragedy if these tools are not being applied, said Houston, a partner in Washington D.C.-based Heyrick Research.

    In Oxford, officials have tried to for years to regulate or close three local massage parlors, including one where they arrested a massage therapist for soliciting an undercover officer in 2010. The woman, Yim Wai Kuen, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, a felony, and sexual conduct for a fee, a misdemeanor. She defaulted and a warrant was issued in 2011.

    Oxford police say they would welcome a more vigilant massage board, or a new system of oversight, where cities and towns could also license or regulate massage businesses. The local bylaw, they said, should trump a state license.

    Its a public safety nightmare, said Oxford police Lieutenant William Marcelonis. We dont even know their real names. Theyre being shipped in and shipped out.

    We used to get on the girls for not having licenses, but then the state in their infinite wisdom decided to pass legislation that says theyre in charge of the licensing and theres nothing we can do to enforce it. So how effective do you think that might be?" he said.

    Andrea Estes can be reached at andrea.estes@globe.com.

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    Stories from the Jewish Standard about Israel’s first years – The Jewish Standard - February 27, 2020 by admin

    There were stories about the founding of the State of Israel locked into the memories of people who lived locally as well.

    I know that because I was honored to be able to tell a few of those stories.

    Most but not all of the main characters in these stories have died, most of them after I talked to them, one long before I talked to his grandson. All the stories have been featured in the Jewish Standard.

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    On January 24, 2003, I wrote about Reuel Dankner, who lived in Fair Lawn then; the story was called Its been an amazing life. Mr. Dankner was born in 1922, in Westchester County, but his father had been born in Palestine. The family moved to Netanya when Reuel was 10.

    On their first day, he said, the family took a bus to their temporary new home. The bus went from the paved road from Haifa to Tel Aviv. They transferred to another bus to go to Netanya, but after a few miles the bus got stuck in the sand. We all had to get out and push the bus. Our first day in Palestine!

    Reuel Dankner

    Mr. Dankner described playing baseball in the familys eventually long-term home in Petach Tikvah with a broomstick, and the gloves hed brought from his old home. Just having them made him the home-run king of Petach Tikvah.

    At 12, he was recruited into the Haganah. You dont just ask to join. They recruit you, he said. He soon learned how to put a gun together blindfolded. His parents never knew.

    The family gave up on Palestine life was hard there and went back to New York. Mr. Dankner joined the American Army in 1942; he did intelligence there, and used the Arabic that he spoke to pick up information in Casablanca. He was on Normandy Beach on D Day, he was at the Battle of the Bulge, he came back home and had a regular life.

    In 1948, among other adventures, I was in Los Angeles I did take a load of guns and ammunition down to the Mexican border. He had to leave it there, though, as other people took it across the border and loaded it on ships for Israel. They had my record they knew I had been in the Palestinian underground.

    Reuel Dankner died in 2005

    In 2003, three local people were among the 70 given awards by the American Veterans for Israel; the awards, celebrated after the Salute to Israel parade, were distributed on board the Intrepid. I wrote about them in the June 13th issue that year, in a story called Steaming Toward Palestine:

    Nathan Nadler

    Nathan Nadler of Rutherford, born in Brooklyn in 1927, was drafted into the U.S. Army when he turned 18; he was sent to Munich, where he put his training as an electrician to use. After the wars end and his discharge, he saw newspaper ads for the Barney Ross Brigade of the American Free League for Palestine. He went to Union Square to find out about it, but left its office unimpressed. But, he said, As I was leaving, a young boy ran over to me, put a piece of paper in my hand with a penciled telephone number scribbled on it. If youre really interested, call this number, he said. The kid was about 14. He called, was asked to go to a townhouse on Fifth Avenue near the Metropolitan Museum of Art a mansion, he called it, probably accurately and was interviewed by someone who sat in the dark and aimed a flashlight at Mr. Nadler, so he was blinded by it. He never saw his interviewer, but the next day he got a call, telling him to go Pier 32 in Philadelphia. Theyll be expecting you, he was told. He went, boarded the President Warfield, and was gone. He was 20 years old.

    The boat was renamed the Exodus.

    Concentration camp survivors from DP camps line up in Sate as they prepare to board the Exodus.

    After it got to the port of Sete, in France, 4,554 people, all survivors, boarded. The British dogged them for the entire journey to Palestine, refusing to let them off, fighting them when they tried to disembark. One of the crew, standing right next to Mr. Nadler, was killed. His name was Bill Bernstein. They clubbed him and he died, Mr. Nadler said.

    He was injured, but he, like everyone else, kept fighting, but in the end they lost. The boat had to take its passengers back, and the only place that would take those passengers all Shoah survivors was a one-time German concentration camp.

    Mr. Nadler, meanwhile, as a crew member, was on a prison ship in Marseilles; his leg had been badly wounded. I never made it to Palestine then, he said. Back in the States, he became an electrician.

    Nathan Nadler died in 2012.

    David Hanovice of Fort Lee was born in Tel Aviv, grew up in Houston, went back to Palestine, and then joined the U. S. Army and was based in the Middle East during World War II. After the war ended he went back to the United States, but in 1948, when Israel was attacked, he returned. He got on a ship in New Orleans, the Yucatan, destined for the Israeli navy. It was all illegal; he couldnt get a passport to Israel, because the U. S. government wasnt giving them, but as a sailor he didnt need one. And no one on the Yucatan told the government that the ship was going to Israel. That wasnt legal either. It was a mishmash of all kinds of deception, Mr. Hanovice said.

    David Hanovice

    He stayed in the Israeli navy for many years, became a commander, moved back to the United States, and became a chief engineer in the American merchant marine; his wife, Rose, was a nurse in the Israeli army.

    David Hanovice died in 2009.

    Naomi Kantey of Hackensack was born in Philadelphia in 1925; she was a fervent Zionist and a nurse in the Cadet Nurse Corp. Out of my class, two were selected by the Navy, and I was one of them, she said. The other nurse got sent to California; she went to Queens. The war ended just before her training did. But she knew that there was trouble in Palestine, she said. All of us of that generation were profoundly moved by the Holocaust. We thought about it all the time. That concern propelled her to Palestine but getting there wasnt easy.

    Naomi Kantey

    She was able to get a passport, but she needed a visa from the British government, and it was denied. I was so sure that I was going to get a visa, the consternation must have registered on my face, she said. The British official took pity on her and suggested that she go to the Jewish Agency. He even gave me their address.

    When she got there, she was sent away, but later she got a visa or a vise she later realized that it was a forgery, complete with misspellings. But it got her to Haifa. She was a nurse, and that made her valuable.

    At one point, she said, her passport vanished; later it reappeared, courtesy of the Mossad. That is why Ive never been surprised by anything the Mossad has done, she said.

    She worked in many hospitals in Israel, and later came back to the United States, where she worked as a nurse in the Teaneck public school system for 21 years.

    Naomi Kantey died in 2015.

    In the January 9, 2015 issue, I wrote a story, Scheherazade in Cresskill, about Shlomo Lev.

    Mr. Lev was born in Odessa in 1927; a natural storyteller and extraordinarily wild child. His adventures arent relevant here, and must have been horrific for his parents, but theyre great story fodder.

    Shlomo Lev

    In 1933, he and his family moved to Palestine, and Mr. Lev grew up in Givat Yam. He wanted to fight the Germans and tried to join the British army when he was 16 he was too young for that, but not for the British navy but instead he was being secretly recruited into the Palmach. It sounds like a good adventure, he said. After his stint there ended, he joined the Palyam, Palestines new navy. They smuggled immigrants from Europe into Palestine. There were more adventures. He fought the British until the State of Israel was established, and then he joined the new countrys merchant marine.

    In 1954, the Egyptians captured his ship in the Suez Canal really, it is impossible to make Mr. Levs story short, its glory is in its meticulously delivered wild details and he and his shipmates were imprisoned. It is at this point in his story that Mr. Lev brought out the underpants that hed sewn for himself while he was in captivity, in possession of a needle, thread, and the remnants of a shirt made of fine Egyptian cotton, but underwear-less.

    After some time he and his companions were released, he came back to the United States, had more adventures, and raised a family here.

    I am thrilled to be able to report that Shlomo and Alma Lev are still living in Cresskill, and most likely Mr. Lev has even more stories to tell.

    In our November 27, 2017 issue, Paul Caine of Tenafly told the story of his grandfather, Wolf Herman Silberstein, a New York City patrolman who was born in Brooklyn in 1906 and died in 1948.

    Mr. Caine knew very little about his grandfather until recently the story I wrote, My grandfather did what?, is about what he learned. The way he uncovered it bears re-reading, but this is the gist of it: His grandfather, working with another Jewish NYPD cop, Leon Katz, were helping the Jews in mandatory Palestine. As I put it in that story, quoting a story in the Jerusalem Post, Mr. Katz, another former New York City policeman and a onetime inspector general of the citys prisons, who made aliyah in 1981, talked about how he put together a group of other city cops who had, not to put too fine a point on it, smuggled guns to mandatory Palestine as it fought for freedom from the British.

    Wolf Herman Silberstein

    The story described not only how Mr. Silberstein and Mr. Katz stored the guns, but also how they sweet-talked the FBI into letting them go. Other NYC police brass knew about the gun-running, Mr. Caine said, but they liked Mr. Silberstein and Mr. Katz; moreover, because most of them were Irish and sympathetic to the struggles against the Brits, they had sympathy for the cause as well.

    When Mr. Silberstein died, he was honored with a blue funeral, as an ocean of uniformed NYPD cops stood shoulder to shoulder at the Shomrim Societys cemetery in Queens.

    There probably are many other stories of local people who were involved in Palestines struggle to become Israel or in Israels first years. Some might come from the people who were there; by now probably many more would come from their children or grandchildren. We would love to hear those stories. If you have any to tell, please email me at joanne@psfam.org.

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    Employer of a Brazilian man who died in ‘tragic accident’ says he was a well-loved team member – Stuff.co.nz - February 27, 2020 by admin

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    Police are investigating the death of a Brazilian man in Southland on Friday.

    Police are still trying to piece together how aBrazilian man living in Southland died.

    Honorary Consul for BrazilAna CristinaTurnbull confirmed that the man was JoelPalmeira.

    Altitude Resurfacinggeneral manager Shaun McGowan saidthe incident that claimed the life of Palmeiraon Friday was a tragic accident.

    Palmeira, who was a father of two, went missing on theWaiau Rivernear Lake Monowai at 6.50pm.

    A police Search and Rescue team found his body four hours later.

    READ MORE:* Brazillian man dies on southern river* Southland Brazilians mourn the loss of community member* Family of fugitive found dead in Taranaki creek still seeking answers over his death

    A police spokesperson said itwasstill unclear how Palmeira died, butthe case had been referred to the Coroner.

    Turnbull said the man was working in NewZealand as an electrician.

    She said his employer had notified the Embassy of Brazil of his death and had offered their assistance to his family.

    "Altitude Resurfacing wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the family of one of our valued team memberswho tragically lost his life in a recreational accident last week," McGowan wrote in a statement to Stuff.

    He said it was a "sad and shocking time for the victim's family" and his team.

    The incident happened during an after-hours social event.

    "After finishing work for the day on February 21, the team took a well-earned opportunity to socialise together in the afternoon," McGowan said.

    "He was a well-loved member of our team, whose contributions on both professional and personal levels were greatly appreciated by everyone at Altitude Resurfacing. We will all miss him," McGowan said.

    He said the company was supporting Palmeira'sfamily "as much as we can" and had offered to contribute towards the cost of transporting his body back to Brazil.

    A Facebook fundraising page had been set up by friendson Saturday to help withtransportation.

    The page had raised$13,686by Wednesday morning.

    Palmeirais believed to be an active member of the Southland Brazilian community.

    The Southland Multicultural Society has postponed itsBrazilian Day event, which was scheduled to take place at Southern Institute of Technologyon Saturday.

    McGowan also said Altitude Resurfacing had made arrangements to ensure its staff had access to support services during "this deeply sad time".

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    Sindh to have eight more prisons to deal with overcrowding – The Nation - December 26, 2019 by admin

    KARACHI - The Sindh government has decided to build eight more prisons in the province, as the existing prisons are overcrowded with 17,239 inmates against a total capacity of 13,038.

    Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah and Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz on Thursday in a joint meeting reviewed the prevailing situation of prisons in Sindh, said a statement. They were informed that prisoners from other districts of province are confined in existing jails as many districts have no jails.

    The Sindh Chief Secretary opined that each district should have its own jail. The meeting was informed that new barracks are being built at existing prisons in Malir to increase the capacity. The chief secretary informed that government plans construction of new prisons in Thatta, Nawabshah, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Mithi, Kandhkot, Jamshoro, Malir and District West. He directed Home Secretary to prepare summary for allocating 100 and 200 hundred acres of land for proposed jails in Malir and District West respectively. Reviewing the facilities being provided to inmates in prisons as per recommendations of Federal Ombudsman, the meeting was informed that several projects are underway for welfare of the inmates.

    These projects include vocational training to 4623 inmates in computer, beautician, carpenter, motor-winding, electrician, handicrafts, embroidery and other trades besides English language courses. Moreover, 6886 inmates are imparted education from primary to masters.

    As many as 200 policemen have also completed training. The provincial government has also paid the amount of Dayat, Daman and Arsh for 33 prisoners.

    Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz informed that his office has so far submitted four reports on implementation of jail reforms at Supreme Court while another report would be submitted in first week of January 2020. Syed Tahir Shahbaz also appreciated the provincial government for bringing reforms in jails of the Sindh province.

    Inspector General of Sindh Police (IGP) Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on law and order situation and strategy of the Sindh Police here.

    All the officials concerned are directed with regard to security arrangements in connection with the programs on the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto and on the eve of New Year celebrations, said a statement on Thursday.

    All Additional IGs, DIGs, district SSPs and other officials concerned participated in the meeting via video link while senior police officials posted at the Central Police Office joined the meeting themselves.

    Speaking at the meeting, the Sindh police chief said that foolproof security and traffic arrangements should be made on December 27 across Sindh, to facilitate the participants of the program which would be organised to observe the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto. The meeting also directed to make overall strict security arrangements at the beach, public places in different areas on the occasion of new years celebrations.

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    21-year-old West Virginia coal miner is fatally injured on job site – WV MetroNews – West Virginia MetroNews - December 26, 2019 by admin

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A 21-year-old coal miner has died while helping to make a repair at a Marshall County coal mine.

    Raymond L. Starkey, of New Martinsville, a general inside laborer, was fatally injured late Monday afternoon, according to a UMW statement.He was fatally injured while helping to repair a beltline, according to state officials.

    The death occurred at theMarshall County Mine owned by Murray Energy, which confirmed the fatal accident today.

    We are saddened by the loss, the company stated today.

    The United Mine Workers released a statement expressing desire to determine how Starkey was killed and extending sympathy to his family.

    Our safety experts are on the scene, working with the UMWA Local Union 1638 Safety Committee, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training, and the company to determine exactly what happened, UMW President Cecil Roberts stated.

    We will not rest until we know the circumstances of Brother Starkeys death, so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again. I ask every mining family, indeed every American family, to lift up the Starkey family in your prayers this holiday season.

    Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement of sorrow over Starkeys death.

    Cathy and I are deeply saddened to learn that we lost a dedicated, hard-working West Virginia coal miner yesterday evening, Justice stated.

    We ask all West Virginians to join us in praying for Raymonds family, his friends, and the entire coal mining community. This is especially devastating news to learn on Christmas Eve, but we know that West Virginians will come together during this tragedy and surround his family with love and support.

    Across the country, there were 22 mining-related deaths this year prior to Starkeys, according to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

    There have been three other coal mining deaths in West Virginia this year, according to MSHA.

    On March 7, a 38-year-old miner with 10 years of mining experience received fatal injuries while he was working on the pad of a highwall mining machine atWhite Forest ResourcesSouth Fork Coal Co LLC HWM 61 in Greenbrier County.

    The miner, Adam P. DeBoard, was crushed between a metal support post on a highwall mining machine anda push beam that was being removed as part of the normal mining cycle. It was a pinch point that DeBoard had not been trained to avoid.

    On August 7, a 42-year-old preparation plant electrician with 15 years of mining experience was electrocuted when he contacted an energized connection of a 4,160 VAC electrical circuit atBlackhawk MiningsSouth Hollow Prep Plant and Loadout n Kanawha County.

    The victim,Michael S. Davis, was in the plants Motor Control Center adjusting the linkage between the disconnect lever and the internal components of the 4,160 VAC panel supplying power to the plant feed belt motors.

    On Sept. 17, an electrician was electrocuted when he contacted an energized conductor atBlackhawk MiningsAmerican Eagle Mine in Kanawha County.

    The victim,Steven Vernon Keeney, 40, contacted a 995 VAC connector while attempting to troubleshoot the scrubber motor circuit on a continuous mining machine.

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    Grandkids in Rose Bowl Parade – The Abington Journal - December 26, 2019 by admin

    Clare Kozlosky, 83, will get the surprise of her life when she reads about how her two grandchildren, David Teska, 18 and Molly Teska, 16 will be marching in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day.

    Kozlosky has been an active member of the Abington community all of her life. Born in Dalton, Kozlosky moved to Glenburn Terrace after she married. Its where she still lives. She was involved with Our Lady of Snows Church, on the board of the Senior Center, Clarks Summit, and worked for years at the Grove Street Elementary School.

    According to Kozloskys daughter, Susan Teska, her mother and father have always been proud of their grandchildrens accomplishments.

    She has been reading The Abington Journal for 50-plus years, and I want this article to be a surprise, Teska said.

    Teska explained how her two children are members of The Baldwinsville Marching Band in Baldwinsville, New York, near Syracuse. The band was selected to be in this parade from around the world.

    This is huge, said Teska. Its a great accomplishment for the band and the kids. Theres a band from Finland, Japan, Mexico, and only three or four from the United States. There is a total of 14 bands chosen.

    The 150-member band is mostly made up of tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students of Baker High School in the Baldwinsville Central School District. Ten seniors that graduated last year (including Teskas son) will also be traveling with the band.

    Its quite a process to apply and get invited, Teska explained. Theyve actually been working at it for three or four years. Theyve had to send videos of the kids and make sure they were involved in the community. And theres a big long essay that the band director fills out with input from the kids.

    Teskas son, David, is named after his grandfather who passed away several years ago because as Teska says, He had three girls and always wanted a boy. I was supposed to be David. So, we named our son after Poppy.

    He is also a freshman at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, studying engineering. He was also in The Baldwinsville Marching Band for six years in high school, and he is one of the few band members who were also in the Macys Day Parade in New York City five years ago. He plays saxophone.

    Molly is a junior with high honors and has actually been an orchestra girl for the past nine years playing violin. Her brother talked her into joining the band two years ago, and now she does both. Molly plays percussion in the band.

    Me and my husband, Mark, are so very proud of them, and we know that nana will be, too, Teska said.

    The parade airs January 1 at 11 a.m. eastern standard time. The Baldwinsville Marching Band is number 33 in the line-up.

    Clare Kozlosky, 83, center, is seen with her grandchildren, Molly Teska, left, and David Teska, who will be marching in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day.

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    ‘Cats’ is getting new special effects while it’s still in theaters – Yahoo News Australia - December 26, 2019 by admin

    You've seen movies receive visual touch-ups in special edition re-releases, but Universal is trying something new: it's updating a movie while it's still in the middle of its initial theatrical run. The media giant has informed theaters that it's giving them a new version of Cats that delivers "some improved visual effects," according to a memo Hollywood Reporter saw. Insiders talking to the publication said that director Tom Hooper wanted to alter some of the effects after rushing to get the movie ready in time for its December 16th premiere screening.

    Reportedly, the updated movie is available for theaters to download today (December 22nd) from a satellite server, while those theaters that can't download it will get a hard drive by December 24th. Universal declined to comment.

    The tweaks aren't likely to change the general outlook on the movie, which has been... less than favorable. Many viewers are still likely to experience the uncanny valley as they watch anthropomorphized felines dance on screen. However, the edits do ensure that what you see on screen is (probably) Hooper's definitive take on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical without having to wait months for downloads, streams or Blu-ray discs.

    The question is whether or not you'll see this happen going forward. Like game developers (who all too often release day one patches), movie studios are under pressure to release major titles before the holidays and other key moments. It may be tempting to rush out a holiday movie or summer blockbuster knowing that it can be fixed later. However, many people will only see a movie in theaters once -- a flawed special effect could sour crowds on a given title and reduce the chances they'll watch at home.

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