Orange County Mayor Jacobs speaks out on alleged remarks by President…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter d January 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSOrange County Mayor Teresa JacobsPresident Donald Trump Previous articleVote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka Voice’s second online election pollNext articleDecember fundraising slow for all Apopka candidates Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Teresa Jacobs, the Mayor of Orange County, released a statement this afternoon in response to remarks allegedly made by President Donald Trump in the Oval Office yesterday.Here is Jacobs’ statement:“Yesterday, we heard reports of a very disparaging comment attributed to the President. Although I have no way of knowing whether these reports are accurate, I do know that on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when we honor his legacy of love, equality, peace and justice, it’s more important than ever that we keep the principles of equality, respect and inclusion at the forefront. Orange County is recognized as a community that is both respectful and joyous in celebrating our wonderful blend of culture, religion and diversity. We deeply value all who have chosen to live here, including individuals and families from Haiti, El Salvador and the countries of Africa. We celebrate their heritage and culture, as well as their contributions to our community.”Orange County Mayor Teresa JacobsAccording to a report in The Washington Post, President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers on Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.The Post’s sources said the President made this remark:“Why are we having all these people from s—hole countries come here?” The Post’s sources also said that Trump suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway.“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to Post sources described as White House officials. “Take them out.”This morning, the President denied he used the phrase “s—hole countries” to describe foreign nations during the oval office meeting.“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made — a big setback for DACA!” the president tweeted Friday, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”Trump also denied he made derogatory comments about Haitians, including “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” and saying that all Haitians have AIDS.“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country,” Trump tweeted. “Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings — unfortunately, no trust!” Reply January 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm What a thing to comment about when Teresa Jacobs herself admits she doesn’t know the facts. Reply Mama Mia January 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm Reply January 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm I wasn’t always a fan of Mayor Jacobs, but I have really grown to appreciate her, and I think she has grown in knowledge too, since the beginning of her being Mayor of Orange County. I will miss her as the Mayor of Orange County. These comments by Trump she addresses, oh she knows, yes, everybody knows!…..LOL Mama Mia Vial comments by Trump , retold to us by Sen Durbin….a proven liar from Illinois………..if one considers the source…..forming an opinion and commenting to others that conclusion might make you a useful idiot…or worse….imho Reply Mama Mia January 14, 2018 at 11:26 am Check out the Huffington Post. Google Huff Post, and take a look at an artist’s work of his projection he is projecting onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. The projection shows the word, “S—Hole”, the word Trump used to describe African nations, and Haiti. Also the projection cast on Trump’s hotel has piles of poop with smiling emojil faces all over the hotel. This artist has also added the phrase, #Resist… plus this is not his first work of art cast onto the Trump hotel, if you read the article and watch the video….LOL January 14, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! January 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm Dear Mama Mia, We all get it, you hate our president and it it is beyond your ability to believe other than evil about him! But please I ask you as politely as I can to just a little bit, tone down your vituperative rhetoric, good manners, like free speech should exist for everyone on both sides! Mama Mia Reply center_img January 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm Reply I bet Trump would pass any lie detector test anywhere. I have heard of those kinds of people, that tell so many tales, that they pass lie detector tests with flying colors…..ha ha Reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here And the people of Norway have those great ski slopes…… Mama Mia Mama Mia Correction: Supposedly Random Mama Mia 12 COMMENTS January 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm I wish a plastic surgeon somewhere would volunteer to alter “the Donald’s” pucker up. You just KNOW when he uses that pucker up, that the junk de jour is fixin’ to spout out of that potty hole pucker up. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Jack Martin UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Has anyone seen that porn star that some are claiming that Trump had a fling with, when he supposed was already married to Melania and she was pregnant with Barron, so they are claiming. I saw her photo (the porn star) What do you all think about her looks? I would tell you what I REALLY think, but this is a family oriented website! ha ha ha Mama Mia January 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm January 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm Reply Trump might prefer the immigrants from Norway, but like someone said, they don’t want to come to this country. They got it made in their own country. Free healthcare, free college, and more…..Trump wants Russian immigrants mainly, and oh yeah, some Saudis too, he likes Saudi Arabian immigrants, and immigrants from Slovia too, I would think. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Who do I believe? Donald J. Trump or Senator Durbin? Surely you jest….lol January 14, 2018 at 1:41 pmlast_img read more

Smoke, mirrors and the old shell game

first_imgCapitalist politics have long been a shell game. While the masses of people are told to look to elections to address their myriad of grievances — the real issues of poverty, racism, lack of good-paying permanent jobs and affordable health care, the struggle for women’s and LGBTQ rights — these all take a back seat in the programs of the major capitalist parties. The same goes for the corporate media, especially the supposedly “liberal” wing, which at the moment is focusing intensely on the Mueller report and the Trump campaign’s efforts to get Russian help in hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails before the 2016 presidential election.Why does this get so much attention? There are so many other reasons to expose and oppose the horrible character of the Trump administration.It openly flaunts its crimes against people of color and immigrants, tearing children away from their parents and locking both up for trying to escape the horrors created in their home countries, especially in Central America, by U.S.-abetted right-wing coups. It has created a climate in which Klan and Nazi types and other neofascists feel free to spread their vile calls for white nationalism, doing the bidding of those who fear the resurgence of a multicultural, multi-ethnic working class united in solidarity against the profit-gouging bosses.It is trying to starve and demoralize the people of Venezuela with crushing sanctions in order to install a government more to the liking of U.S. oil interests.It is heating up the whole planet as payback to its wealthy backers in the fossil fuel industry, who profit off the destruction of the environment. As for the 2016 election, where is the uproar, day after day, in the media about how millions of voters, so many of them Black and Brown, were excluded from casting a ballot by reactionary voting restrictions? These wrongs certainly tipped the vote toward the Republican Party and Trump. But instead of getting justifiably lathered up about these violations of working and oppressed peoples’ rights, the media and the Democratic Party are focused on what the administration did to get Russian support for Trump. It’s the old shell game — look over here, not at my hands.This, by the way, is not the first time that one of the major capitalist parties in the U.S. — again the Republican Party — used “foreign influence” to tip a presidential election to its benefit.The Vietnam War, begun in 1963 under Democrat John F. Kennedy, continued under his successor, Lyndon Johnson. In 1968, when the population was increasingly opposed to the war and millions had been in the streets calling for the U.S. to get out, the Johnson administration came up with an “October surprise” just before the election. It announced that peace talks were about to begin, involving North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the U.S. This was supposed to cement the vote in the Democrats’ favor, after years of anti-war marches where the popular slogan was “Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?”But the Republican Party deprived the Democrats of some of the “peace vote” by secretly enlisting the support of a wealthy Chinese supporter of Taiwan’s president, Chiang Kai-shek, to persuade South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to refuse to participate in the talks. The peace talks never happened. (See “Foreign Governments Have Been Tampering With U.S. Elections for Decades,” Politico magazine, July 27, 2016 — a not very progressive piece but interesting.)So Richard Nixon won the election — and the war continued, now under the Republicans for seven more years. It ended not because of any vote in the U.S. for the Republican or Democratic parties, which both shared in the war’s crimes, but only after the Vietnamese people were able to drive the U.S. forces out to sea and take back their country.Nothing has changed fundamentally today with capitalist politics — except for the names and faces of those who defend this corrupt, vile system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders calls for release of Japanese journalist kidnapped in Iraq

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts “Since the fall of Saddam Hussein a year ago, there are many foreign journalists in Iraq,” it said. “As specified in the Geneva Conventions they are neutral and independent civilian staff whose job is to report the news. Their safety should therefore never be put at risk and they should not be used as counters for political claims that are nothing to do with them.”The “Mujahadeen Brigades” threatened to kill the three Japanese nationals by “burning them alive” if their country does not withdraw its troops from Iraq within three days. The Arab TV channel Al-Jazeera and Japanese television NHK have shown video footage showing the hostages, two men and a woman, surrounded by armed men, and their Japanese identity documents.”Three of your children have fallen into our hands and you have a choice: Withdraw your troops or we will burn them alive,” said the group in a statement accompanying the footage and addressed to “our friends, the Japanese people”. The group justified its threats by the fact that Japan “has supported the US Army”.Some 550 Japanese soldiers have been deployed since last month in Samawa, a relatively peaceful town, for a “non-combatant” mission dedicated to reconstruction and humanitarian and logistical operations. News April 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for release of Japanese journalist kidnapped in Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate and unconditional release of three Japanese nationals, one of them a journalist, kidnapped on 8 April by a hitherto unknown Iraqi group “The Mujahadeen Brigades”.Among those kidnapped was freelance photographer Soichiro Koriyama, working in Iraq for the Japanese newspaper Weekly Asahi.”We call on the kidnappers to immediately and unconditionally free their hostages,” the international press freedom organisation demanded. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go furtherlast_img read more

Boys Athlete of the Week: AJ Nicassio of Flintridge Preparatory School

first_imgHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty top box 10 Boys Athlete of the Week: AJ Nicassio of Flintridge Preparatory School Published on Monday, April 17, 2017 | 3:35 am Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Name: AJ NicassioSchool: Flintridge Preparatory SchoolGrade: SophomoreSport: VolleyballPosition: Outside HitterAccomplishments: Nicassio led Flintridge Prep in a pair of victories over La Canada and then a Prep League sweep over Rio Hondo Prep. The 6-foot-3 sophomore had 15 kills and 2 aces in the Rebels’ five-set win over La Canada. It was Prep’s first victory over the Spartans in five years. The next night, Nicassio added 14 kills and 2 aces in a sweep over Rio Hondo Prep, which gives the Rebels a near lock on the Prep League title. On the season, the Rebels are 15-2 overall and 5-0 in league, and Nicassio has 150 kills, which is second behind Jonny Samuels’ 167. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Letterkenny hoax callers tying up Emergency Services

first_img Twitter Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Letterkenny hoax callers tying up Emergency Services Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleHSE has ‘lost the plot’ by relecting Marley Coaches patients offerNext article‘Chaotic’ Government in disability cuts U-turn News Highland Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News A Letterkenny Town Council has been heavily critical of those behind a string of Hoax calls to the emergency services asking them to stop before they cost someone their life.Councillor Gerry McMonagle says a number of residents from a particular part of town have had different branches of the emergency services sent to their homes in hoax calls in recent weeks.He says those responsible must stop as they are putting pressure on already stretched resources:[podcast][/podcast] Google+ By News Highland – September 5, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Labour Court & Industrial Tribunal Working Together On Different Days In A Single Room: Allahabad High Court Seeks State’s Response

first_imgNews UpdatesLabour Court & Industrial Tribunal Working Together On Different Days In A Single Room: Allahabad High Court Seeks State’s Response Sparsh Upadhyay10 Dec 2020 10:54 PMShare This – xNoting that the Labour Courts and the Tribunals are organized to dispense cheap and effective justice to a class of citizens, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (10th December) expressed its concern over the condition in which Labour Court/Industrial Tribunals at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh are working. The Bench of Justice J. J. Munir took note of the condition of the Labour…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNoting that the Labour Courts and the Tribunals are organized to dispense cheap and effective justice to a class of citizens, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (10th December) expressed its concern over the condition in which Labour Court/Industrial Tribunals at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh are working. The Bench of Justice J. J. Munir took note of the condition of the Labour Court, U.P., Gorakhpur as the Presiding Officer, Labour Court, U.P., Gorakhpur, submitted a report revealing “a very disturbing state of affairs about organization/function/infrastructure for dispensation of justice under the Industrial Disputes Act.” It may be noted that on Monday (07th December) the Allahabad High Court had called for an explanation from the Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Gorakhpur as to why Adjudication in a matter was pending for the last 12 years. In compliance with the said order, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Presiding Officer, Labour Court, U.P., Gorakhpur, submitted his explanation/report dated 08th December 2020. In the said report, it was stated that about 1291 matters are under adjudication and that the Labour Court and the Industrial Tribunals together are functioning in a private house. It was stated that they have a single courtroom and a single chamber to serve the Presiding Officers, Labour Court and the Industrial Tribunal, both. It was also submitted that the Labour Court and the Industrial Tribunal sit in the same courtroom and so they can’t work simultaneously and that is why the Labour Court was working for 3 days a week and the Industrial Tribunal was working for 2 days a week. To this, the High Court said, “These Courts and Tribunals have an indispensable role in maintaining industrial peace. For the adjudication of civil disputes, the establishment of regular Courts is distrusted both by the State and the Society at large on the ground that regular Courts rendered delayed justice. These Labour Courts are special Tribunals/Courts upon which the State and the Society both pin great hopes.” The Court further observed, “In fact, there appears to a belief that the Special Court/Tribunals may be a solitary one, who take up functions of established courts of judicature would be able to do wonders.” Lastly, the Court directed the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Labour, U.P., Lucknow to submit a report within one week as to what steps can be taken immediately to remedy the situation for the Labour Court/Industrial Tribunals at Gorakhpur. The Court directed that steps are to be clearly indicated that would restore the Labour Court/Industrial Tribunals at Gorakhpur to the normal functioning of the Court throughout the week. Particularly, the Court said the almost non-existent infrastructure has to be immediately restored and suggestions in this regard must be reported to the Court. The matter has been posted for further hearing on 17.12.2020. Case title – Vashishth Rai v. State Of U.P. And 4 Others [WRIT – C No. – 21152 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Wealthy tech executive found dead after he was kidnapped from his home: Sheriff

first_imgcarlballou/iStock(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — A wealthy tech executive has been found dead after he was kidnapped from his Northern California home, authorities said. Tushar Atre, 50, was taken from his Santa Cruz home around 3 a.m. Tuesday and put into his own 2008 BMW SUV, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.Atre’s body and car were found later on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office announced Wednesday. The body was found near the vehicle, which was located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV reported.Robbery is believed to be the motive, according to the sheriff’s office.The sheriff’s office has not released more information and said the investigation is ongoing. Atre was a millionaire tech executive, a CEO and founder of Atrenet, according to SF Gate.Atrenet creates and maintains websites for Silicon Valley tech companies and has clients including Hewlett Packard and Deloitte Consulting. SF Gate described Atre’s house as a multi-million dollar home. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A comparison of two spectral approaches for computing the Earth response to surface loads

first_imgWhen predicting the deformation of the Earth under surface loads, most models follow the same methodology, consisting of producing a unit response that is then con-volved with the appropriate surface forcing. These models take into account the whole Earth, and are generally spherical, computing a unit response in terms of its spherical harmonic representation through the use of load Love numbers. From these Love numbers, the spatial pattern of the bedrock response to any particular scenario can be obtained. Two different methods are discussed here. The first, which is related to the convolution in the classical sense, appears to be very sensitive to the total number of degrees used when summing these Love numbers in the harmonic series in order to obtain the corresponding Green’s function. We will see from the spectral properties of these Love numbers how to compute these series correctly and how consequently to eliminate in practice the sensitivity to the number of degrees (Gibbs Phenomena). The second method relies on a preliminary harmonic decomposition of the load, which reduces the convolution to a simple product within Fourier space. The convergence properties of the resulting Fourier series make this approach less sensitive to any harmonic cut-off. However, this method can be more or less computationally expensive depending on the loading characteristics. This paper describes these two methods, how to eliminate Gibbs phenomena in the Green’s function method, and shows how the load characteristics as well as the available computational resources can be determining factors in selecting one approach.last_img read more

Numerical simulations of katabatic jumps in coats land, Antartica

first_imgA non-hydrostatic numerical model, the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS), has been used to investigate the development of katabatic jumps in Coats Land, Antarctica. In the control run with a 5 m s-1 downslope directed initial wind, a katabatic jump develops near the foot of the idealized slope. The jump is manifested as a rapid deceleration of the downslope flow and a change from supercritical to subcritical flow, in a hydraulic sense, i.e., the Froude number (Fr) of the flow changes from Fr > 1 to Fr> 1. Results from sensitivity experiments show that an increase in the upstream flow rate strengthens the jump, while an increase in the downstream inversion-layer depth results in a retreat of the jump. Hydraulic theory and Bernoulli’s theorem have been used to explain the surface pressure change across the jump. It is found that hydraulic theory always underestimates the surface pressure change, while Bernoulli’s theorem provides a satisfactory estimation. An analysis of the downs balance for the katabatic jump indicates that the important forces are those related to the pressure gradient, advection and, to a lesser extent, the turbulent momentum divergence. The development of katabatic jumps can be divided into two phases. In phase I, the t gradient force is nearly balanced by advection, while in phase II, the pressure gradient force is counterbalanced by turbulent momentum divergence. The upslope pressure gradient force associated with a pool of cold air over the ice shelf facilitates the formation of the katabatic jump.last_img read more

G’day UK! Oz property software platform signs up 100 branches

first_imgVaultEA, an Australian property software company that has quietly been soft-launching in the UK over the past year and a half, has now signed up 100 branches including most recently 40 offices within the Century 21 network.The company is part of a group that is a dominant player within the antipodean estate agency sector with over 4,050 branches using its platforms in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.This includes its Oz counterparts VaultRE and MyDesktop which combined generated revenues of approximately £6 million (AUS$10.6m) last year.All three are part of larger parent company called the PropTech Group, which has global tech investor Simon Baker as a director.The property software firm’s Bristol-based Sales Director Christian Scandurra, who worked for ten years in Australia in estate agency and technology-based businesses including MyDesktop before returning to the UK, says the company has been working hard at establishing its credentials with UK agents.Here to stayVaultEA is a cloud-based estate agency software designed for both sales and lettings agents and is one of the growing number of ‘one stop shop’ platforms on the market that offer property management, accounts, CRM capabilities, e-marketing and a consumer-facing app for agents.“We see the UK as a fantastic opportunity and we’re here to stay,” says Scandurra.#Chris Summers, Head of Franchising at the SDL Group (pictured), which holds the UK franchise for Century 21, says: “We were looking to move to a new CRM provider to give our 45 offices and new Solo agents a CRM that just did far more.“I looked at many of the leading providers but felt they were all missing something. Along with the excellent sales, crm and emarketing module VaultEA offers far more for our lettings offices including rent collection, landlord paying and statement automated service, built in maintenance reporting and contractor service and much better accounts functions. It’s also very user friendly and the Vault team have handled migration brilliantly.”Read more about proptech.VaultEA Proptech Group Ltd Christian Scandurra proptech Australia April 22, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » G’day UK! Oz property software platform signs up 100 branches previous nextProptechG’day UK! Oz property software platform signs up 100 branchesVaultEA has been soft-launching here since at least December 2019 but recently signed up 40 branches of one big agency.Nigel Lewis22nd April 20210867 Viewslast_img read more