Beau Lund Written by [email protected] on George Floyd, Trump, discrimination, law enforcement, and his family… pic.twitter.com/f0GoY8OHjF— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 3, 2020Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly declared that he couldn’t breathe, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on May 29. He received an additional charge of second-degree murder on Wednesday.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, were each charged Wednesday with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to court documents.“There’s an old saying that what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong. What happened to George Floyd was all the way wrong, absolutely wrong, uncalled for,” O’Neal said. “I’ve never seen that technique taught. A lot of police officers I’ve talked to would never do that. Everybody’s upset, everybody’s tired. We demand justice.”The basketball legend also weighed in on the protests across the nation.“I’m 48 years old and I’ve seen, you know, outbreaks and riots before,” he said. “This is the first time I think the country is doing it all at the same time. I’ve never seen it in more than one city.”He continued, “They want equality. They want justice. And I understand. I’m all for peaceful protesting. I don’t like the opportunists that are riding around the neighborhoods leaving bricks trying to cause riots. I don’t like people breaking into stores. I don’t condone all that, but I am for peaceful protesting and I am for justice.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 4, 2020 /Sports News – National What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLorenzo Bevilaqua / ESPN ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Shaquille O’Neal is sharing his thoughts on the protests and police brutality in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death.During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Hall of Famer said he was “disgusted” when he saw the video of Floyd’s death.“I think you have your knee on the man’s neck for more than five minutes — it just didn’t make any sense,” he said. “Police officers … you know better, you have to know better in certain situations.”O’Neal comes from a family of police officers and was even sworn in as a auxiliary deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida last year.He said, however, he has to talk to his sons, Shareef, 20, and Shaqir, 17, about how to interact with the police “all the time.”“I told them, ‘First of all, you have to try to diffuse the situation by showing respect because you have to understand that these people are also out here to do all their jobs. So you try to diffuse the situation. And if it happens to get rough, don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just comply,’” he explained.He went on, “And then when all is said and done, you call me, and if stuff gets out of hand, then I will handle it. I will be the one to come around and act crazy. I don’t want you to act crazy while you’re out there by yourself. So I just try to tell them, just comply, just listen, but a lot of times that doesn’t work either.”He said that he also tells them to “just show respect.”
Protesters gathered outside Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, to protest against internships and work experience which do not offer a form of payment or reimbursement for any expenses incurred.The protesting group, Intern Aware, campaigns for greater equality in the field of internships and work experience. They urged the government to scrap legislation which allows companies to offer internships without payment, claiming that these are “highly unequal and unfair”.The protest coincided with the Advertising, PR and Marketing Fair going on inside, where certain companies advertising unpaid internships were holding exhibitions.Third year LMH student Hannah Wilkinson is the Campaign Director for Intern Aware Oxford. She believes that prospective interns from lower-income families will be dissuaded from applying for experience opportunities in some fields because of the financial implications involved in travel and living costs during the period of employment. She also feels that it is unfair for businesses to use interns to execute tasks which deserve a rate of pay.Wilkinson told Cherwell, “Not only is this damaging for social mobility, but what these businesses are doing is often illegal. We’re talking about big companies with profits in the millions. It’s not like they can’t afford it.”In a statement released following the protest, Wilkinson said, “If you’re working set hours and doing tasks which contribute to your employer’s business, you are likely to be in legal terms a worker, and entitled to pay. Just because your boss decides to call you an intern, it doesn’t change the law.”When asked what action the government should take to remedy the problem, Wilkinson stated, “The government should do more to enforce its legislation. There are many cases where individuals have won court cases against companies, but it shouldn’t be up to these individuals to take action”.Indeed, it appears that Intern Aware’s influence is starting to take hold. So far, they have been successful in convincing the University of Oxford’s Careers Service to stop advertising unpaid work experience placements to students which last longer than two weeks. They are now looking to have the Careers Service remove unpaid placements completely, saying, “We are trying to get people to reconsider taking unpaid internships. Firms will be forced to alter their stance if no-one applies.”OUSU President Martha Mackenzie has expressed similar feelings on the issue, condemning unpaid internships as “one of the last remaining forms of acceptable exploitation”.Arguably, part of the problem is ascertaining whether an intern is entitled to payment or not. According to Directgov, the name of the position you hold is of no significance in determining whether you are a “worker” and eligible for National Minimum Wage or a “volunteer” and ineligible. The website says that “You can be a volunteer even if you work under the supervision or control of a manager/director, or you have to meet specific standards or guidelines.”Second year St Hugh’s student Praful Nargund urged the law to clarify these definitions, saying that he has experienced both a paid internship and unpaid work experience and found “the level of the work to be similar”.However, he does not foresee a decline in the number of applications for unpaid internship positions, saying, “Competition for internships is so fierce at the moment that people will grab anything they can get”.He described how companies “shouldn’t take advantage of the fact that most young people see internships primarily as an investment in their futures. Indirectly excluding candidates whose parents are unable to fund their expenses will be damaging to the UK in the long term.”
The Ocean City Historical Museum invites children of the community to its annual Children’s Tea 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.This year’s theme is “Shipwrecks & Mermaids.” The event is designed for children 5 to 9 years old. Learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts, and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea. The event is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Ocean City.Tickets are available to the public at $8 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Thursday to 7 p.m. Jennifer DeVlieger and her daughter, Reagan, and Christine Pontari and her daughter, Taylor, at the Children’s Tea last year at the Ocean City Historical Museum.
The Cape May County Health Department administered 309 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, for a total of 3,696 doses so far.The New Jersey Health Department reports that 7,743 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the County Health Department and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses, according to a county news release.For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit https://capemaycountynj.gov.Cape May County officials, including Commissioners Leonard Desiderio and Will Morey, participated in an information session on Friday hosted by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. The session touched on county vaccination efforts and preparation, the process to register to get the vaccine and the current limited number of doses coming from the state.The video of the session can be viewed at the Cape May County Government Facebook page and at this direct link https://fb.watch/3aM6Cwu0Do/.New Jersey has crossed another major threshold with administering over a half million doses of the COVID vaccine. New Jersey has reported 524,865 total doses have been handed out, which includes 459,635 first doses and 64,806 second doses.Both vaccines that have been approved so far require two doses. Cape May County is continuing to prep for the eventual opening of a second vaccine site once more doses become available. Cape May County has administered more than 8,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to date.
Look for a fire shortly in the Thompson Room at Harvard’s Barker Center: a collection of musicians and scholars burning to play bluegrass. Or at least to talk about it.“Fire on the Mountain: A Bluegrass Symposium” on Saturday (Feb. 6) will feature discussions with historians, ethnomusicologists, and musicians on the history and importance of the bluegrass form, as well as live performances.The daylong program, which engages scholars University-wide, is sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology, the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OfA), the Office of the Provost, Harvard’s Department of Music, the Humanities Center at Harvard, the Undergraduate Council, and the Harvard College American Music Association (HCAMA).Pickin’ and playin’ will be banjo player Alison Brown ’84 (who has won a Grammy); Sam Bush, a mandolin player and the creator of “Newgrass,” a modern form of bluegrass; and fiddler Bobby Hicks. The scholars are from the United States and Canada.“It’s very important that the theory of any artistic form never be too distant from the practice of it,” said Deborah Foster, senior lecturer in folklore and mythology. She developed the first such symposium in 2004, on the practice and scholarship of dance. The success of that inaugural conference inspired organizers to make it a yearly event, one that focuses on artistic and academic collaboration.“One of the most exciting dimensions to this project has been the collaboration between the Department of Folklore and Mythology, the Harvard College American Music Association, and the Office for the Arts,” said OfA director Jack Megan. “From the beginning, this has been a shared enterprise, with faculty, students, and administrators working closely together. The result is a daylong bluegrass celebration that is more varied and rich than it ever would have been had any one of us gone it alone. It makes me realize yet again how lucky we are to be working in an environment in which collaboration — the pooling of many types of expertise and creative energy — is so valued.”Forrest O’Connor ’10, a socio-musicology concentrator and son of a Nashville fiddle player, is behind the bluegrass theme. He helped to secure the participation of some of the country’s top bluegrass talent for the conference.O’Connor, a mandolin player, founded HCAMA in his freshman year (with banjo player Clay Miller ’10) to draw attention to a style of music that he felt was underserved on campus.Bluegrass traces its roots to the traditional music of immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, and England. Making its first appearance in the United States in the 1940s, the bluegrass sound — heavily influenced by Appalachian folk styles and the blues — fuses jazz, country, and ragtime. It incorporates vocals with mainly acoustic instruments such as guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. Many consider “Blue Grass Boys” leader Bill Monroe (1911-1996) the father of the form.Because of its mass commercialization, scholars didn’t always take the form seriously, said O’Connor, noting that some conservative folklorists called it “fakelore.”To his delight, the music will be center stage Saturday with a full program of events, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.“We are really fortunate to have not only some of the star bluegrass scholars but also star musicians,” said O’Connor. “I think it’s an all-star collaboration.”
Jakarta’s satellite areas of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi in West Java have extended their large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy until May 26, albeit with stricter regulations in place to ensure public compliance with coronavirus health protocols.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil issued on Tuesday Gubernatorial Regulation No. 39/2020 stipulating additional rules for the mobility restrictions in place in Bogor municipality and regency, Depok as well as Bekasi municipality and regency.”Generally, the rules are pretty much the same [as before], however, Article 16 of the regulation stipulates stricter rules for private and government employees,” West Java COVID-19 task force spokesperson Daud Achmad said on Wednesday.Under the new regulation, all employees who still commute to work are not only required to bring their ID cards, but they must also bring an official letter of duty from the company and a medical statement from a hospital declaring that they are free from COVID-19 based on the result of a rapid or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. “Companies and factories with permits to operate must implement strict health protocols, including by conducting massive health tests for their employees,” Daud said.Informal workers who are not employed in private companies or the government sector should obtain an official statement signed by the head of the subdistrict or village where they live.Those who are found to have violated the regulations will face sanctions as stipulated in West Java Gubernatorial Regulation No. 40/2020, which was also issued on Tuesday.Read also: COVID-19: Java on ‘red alert’ as deaths spikeCitizens who go outside without wearing a mask, for instance, may face a fine of Rp 100,000 (US$6.70) to Rp 250,000. Those involved in gatherings of more than five people will also be fined and/or required to do community service, such as cleaning public facilities.Any workplace that violates PSBB rules by forcing its employees to continue working without a permit from the regional government will be sealed and fined up to Rp 10 million.Restaurants that don’t comply with the “take-away only” restriction will be fined up to Rp 10 million, while hotels that attract massive gatherings will be fined up to Rp 50 million. Private vehicles that fill more than 50 percent of their passenger capacity and motorists without masks will face fines ranging from Rp 500,000 to Rp 1 million.Bogor, Depok and Bekasi first implemented their 14-day mobility restrictions on April 15, following in the footsteps of capital Jakarta, the region hardest-hit by coronavirus in the country. The West Java administration then declared the first two-week extension of PSBB measures in the satellite cities on April 29, claiming that the restrictions had resulted in a decrease of the disease transmission.West Java has also imposed province-wide mobility restrictions from May 6 to 19.Jakarta and West Java are the only two provinces on Java Island that have imposed PSBB measures so far, despite the fact that all six provinces on the island, home to some 151 million people, have been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.As of Wednesday afternoon, West Java had confirmed 1,556 cases of COVID-19 and 98 deaths.Topics :
South Korea’s shipping firm SM Line has unveiled plans to remove four vessels from its Indonesian services.The company will withdraw the ships from the Korea-Jakarta route as the member companies from the Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP) started the second round of service reorganizations.With the withdrawal of the ships, one of the five routes on the Korea-Jakarta trade would be cut.The latest restructuring comes on the back of the KSP companies’ decision to withdraw seven vessels from Korea-Japan and Korea-Thailand routes, made in November, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries informed.Furthermore, KSP shipping companies are planning to open new routes between China and Vietnam utilizing three of the vessels withdrawn in the earlier restructuring move.The Vietnam Haiphong route would also be reorganized as the companies look to explore new routes.“The voluntary restructuring of shipping companies has been progressing and we are very encouraged,” Eom Ki-doo, director of shipping and logistics at Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), said.World Maritime News Staff
Share Okra, also known as “lady finger”, is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-Eastern Africa origin. They usually gathered while the pods are green, tender, and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or “pods.” It grows best in well-drained and manure rich soil.Botanically, okra is a perennial flowering plant belongs to the Malvaceae (mallows) family, and named scientifically as Abelmoschus esculentus.The okra plant bears numerous dark green colored pods measuring about 5-15 cm in length. It takes about 45-60 days to get ready-to-harvest fruits. Internally, the pods feature small, round, mucilaginous white colored seeds arranged in vertical rows. The pods are handpicked while just short of reaching maturity and eaten as a vegetable.Health benefits of OkraThe pods are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g, besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.The pods are one of the rich sources of mucilage substance that help in smooth peristalsis of digested food through the gut and ease constipation condition.The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the vegetables with highest levels of these anti-oxidants. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.Fresh pods are the good source of folates; provide about 22% of RDA per 100 g. Consumption of foods rich in folates, especially during the pre-conception period helps decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in the offspring.The gumbo pods are also an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C, providing about 36% of daily-recommended levels. Research suggests that consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect the body from harmful free radicals.The veggies are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones.The pods are an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.Selection and storageFresh and immature okra pods are readily available in the stores all around the year. The pods feature attractively rich green-color and have neutral flavor. In the store, look for crispy, immature pods and avoid those with over-ripen, sunken appearance, discolored spots, cuts and mushy.Once at home, place them inside the refrigerator. Eat them while they are fresh to obtain full benefits of vitamins and anti-oxidants.Preparation and serving methodsIn general, some of the hybrid varieties of okra may have been subject to insecticide/pesticide sprays. Therefore, wash the pods thoroughly in the cold water in order to remove dust, soil and any residual insecticides.Trim the top stem end using a paring knife. Some prefer trimming tip ends as well. Then, cut/slice the pod as desired.Okra pods are one of the widely used vegetables in tropical countries. Chopped, or sliced pods are stewed or fried (fritters) under low heat oil in order to soften their mucilaginous content. They then, can be mixed with other vegetables, rice, or meat.In Caribbean islands, okra is cooked and eaten as soup, often with fish.The pods can be pickled and preserved like in other vegetables.Okra leaves may be cooked in a similar manner as the greens of beets or dandelions. The leaves are also eaten raw in salads.Thick stew of lamb or beef and okra (bamya) is a popular dish in Egypt and other middle eastern regions.Nutritionand-you.com Food & DiningHealthLifestyle Okra nutrition facts by: – September 1, 2014 419 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
.In photo: Hon. Kelvar Darroux presenting scholarship funds to Nichol Paul.The Layou Improvement Committee in collaboration with the Member of Parliament for the St. Joseph Constituency Honourable Kelvar Darroux made its first Titiwi Festival Scholarship presentation to Nichol Paul, a resident of the village of Layou this morning.The Committee which was instrumental in selecting the student for scholarship held a press conference this morning where Honouarble Darroux presented Ms. Paul with five hundred dollars to assist her in her secondary education.The Minister explained that the idea for this scholarship programme came about as because he wanted the festival to be more than just a festival.“It was last year at the Titiwi Festival while speaking as the Member of Parliament for Layou the idea came to me that the Titiwi Festival has to be more than just a festival. I decided to institute a scholarship for an underprivileged child from the community of Layou whose parents or whose guardians are unable to provide some of the basic items that the child would require to attend school.The Member of Parliament also noted that there are many children who are less fortunate among us, whose parents are not able to provide them with the necessities required for educational advancement; therefore he believes it his responsibility to ensure that every child in his constituency is afforded an opportunity to attain an education.In photo: Nichol Paul and her mother.“The reality of the situation is that there are a number of students who are underprivileged and who are unable to attend school and some of the parents because of the situation that they are in they need the assistance. As the Member of Parliament I felt that it was my responsibility to ensure that every child in Layou has the opportunity to attain an education. So I took it as my personal responsibility to institute the first ever Titiwi Festival Scholarship,” he said.Honourable Darroux highlighted that the programme was dubbed “Titiwi Festival Scholarship’ and not after himself because he wants this essential initiative to continue when he has been replaced as Parliamentary Representative.Nichol Paul who will be attending the Isaiah Secondary School when the 2011/2012 academic year begins in September, thanked the Committee as well as the Parliamentary Representitive for awarding her with the scholarship and promised to perform to her best ability.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary First ever Titiwi Festival Scholarship awarded to Nichol Paul by: – August 19, 2011 41 Views no discussions Tweet
”We’re damned by TV at times. It is what it is,” Pardew said. ”That’s the point I’m trying to make, like our televised game against West Ham. ”The punditry seems to be having a greater and greater effect on the decision process at the FA. ”That’s a little bit worrying. I hope you’re governed by the FA, not by what people are saying on the TV.” Palace are currently 12th in the Barclays Premier League table, eight points clear of the relegation zone. Jedinak was retrospectively punished by the FA after he elbowed West Ham striker Diafra Sakho in the face towards the end of Palace’s 3-1 win at Upton Park on Saturday. The punishment for violent conduct is a three-match ban but Jedinak’s red card against Sunderland in November means his suspension has been lengthened to four. The Palace captain will now sit out Tuesday’s visit to Southampton as well as league games against QPR, Stoke and Manchester City. An FA statement read: “Mile Jedinak will serve a four match suspension with immediate effect after he admitted an FA charge of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. “The incident involving the Crystal Palace midfielder and West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho took place in the 87th minute of their fixture on Saturday [28 February 2015]. “The player’s suspension consists of three matches for violent conduct with an additional one match as he has previously been dismissed this season.” The incident with Sakho was not seen by referee Mike Dean but it was caught on video, allowing the FA to take retrospective action. A panel of three former elite referees reviewed the footage and unanimously agreed Jedinak should have been sent off. The Australian was making his first start for Palace since December 28, having returned from the Asia Cup in February with an ankle injury. Speaking before the FA ruling, Palace boss Alan Pardew said he would be ”surprised” if any further action was taken against the midfielder and told the FA not to be swayed by television pundits. Press Association Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak will serve a four-match suspension after admitting a charge of violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.