Pasadena Congresswoman Calls on Airlines to Prevent Racial and Religious Discrimination on Flights

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Pasadena Congresswoman Calls on Airlines to Prevent Racial and Religious Discrimination on Flights Published on Monday, June 6, 2016 | 2:08 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News Make a comment HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Monday, leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) sent a letter to Airlines for America President Nicholas Calio calling for clearer guidance on racial profiling.The letter comes after a series of recent incidents on airlines where perceived or actual Muslim and Arab Americans were suspected of terrorism or asked to deplane without concrete evidence.Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of CAPAC, released the following statement:“We have been warning about the costs of xenophobic and racist rhetoric in our political conversations. And now, as many continue to preach suspicion of Muslims, we are increasingly seeing the effects. In just the past year alone, there have been at least eight reported cases of alleged discrimination targeting airlines passengers based on their perceived race or religion. Flying while Muslim is not a crime and our airlines industry should not act as though it is. I look forward to hearing back and working with Airlines for America to understand what procedures are in place to evaluate current threats and to ensure that no passenger is the unfair target of racial or religious profiling. As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I will continue to fight for policies that keep our skies safe and our passengers welcome.” Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community 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.last_img read more

Henry Street HQ to expand

first_img Previous articleNorthampton match traffic planNext articleO’Dea promises to ‘kick some ass’ admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsHenry Street HQ to expandBy admin – January 21, 2010 691 HENRY STREET gardai have been granted an extension…. with the acquisition of the leasehold interest in the adjacent former Eircom premises, and designed to relieve the pressure on their existing building.It had been indicated two years ago that the Department of Justice had expressed an interest in section of the now Foreign Aid building across the road, and which had been under construction, with a view to providing long sought after additional space for Henry Street garda personnel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Contracts have now been signed for the red-bricked former Eircom offices, built in the 1970s by local developer Charles Humphreys.Their new premises, which had been on the market for some time, have five floors of accommodation.The current premises will be retained.Inspector John O’Reilly said that, like all garda stations, the building is to be leased, and that a number of departments, along with Garda training quarters, would be transferred there.“We are expected to be in situ for July of this year”, said the Inspector, confirming there would not be any additional holding cells in their new premises. The cells are to remain at the existing station.There are around 350 garda personnel in the district, which includes Henry Street, Mayorstone and Mary Street stations.Plans are also in place to relocate Limerick District Court to a more secure location in the city, and while a Henry Street site had been widely mooted, the likelihood now is that it will be built on a vacant space in Mulgrave Street, and close to the prison. Print Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Wolf Administration Launches Pennsylvania Violence Data Dashboard

first_img August 03, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Health has launched a violence data dashboard to collect data on the scope, frequency, geography and populations affected by violence in Pennsylvania. The creation of the dashboard was a mandate in the governor’s 2019 Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence.“The executive order I signed last year included tangible actions to reduce gun violence in our commonwealth and this dashboard is one that under the leadership of the Department of Health will work collaboratively across multiple agencies to collect data we need to determine the scope, location and factors that contribute to gun violence in our state,” Gov. Wolf said. I encourage every Pennsylvanian to view the dashboard for information that can inform policies and initiatives in their own communities.”The governor’s executive order set forth to establish a Violence Data Dashboard that will collect and provide data on the scope, frequency, locations, and populations affected by violence, including data on the number of victims of gun violence, rates at which gun violence occurs in locations, and contributory factors. The Department of Health will coordinate with and collect data from the Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania State Police, PCCD, and other commonwealth entities to populate the dashboard.“Violence is a significant public health issue that affects many people each and every year,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This dashboard will assist in providing information on the scope of violence in Pennsylvania, and the populations affected by it. Working alongside a number of state agencies, we are committed to taking steps to reduce the impact violence has on an individual’s health and way of life.”Gun violence in the United States and within the commonwealth has resulted in the tragic loss of human life, with more than 1,600 individuals losing their life to a firearm death in Pennsylvania in 2018.The violence data dashboard includes data looking at death cause and hospital discharge summary statistics. Hospital discharge data is from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). Data is also available by gender, race/ethnicity, age group and geography.For more information on violence from a public health perspective, visit www.health.pa.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Wolf Administration Launches Pennsylvania Violence Data Dashboardcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dolphin Preseason Kicks Off Amid Controversy

first_imgThe Dolphins host the Atlanta Falcons tonight at 7:30 at Hard Rock Stadium in their preseason opener.Not many fans or analysts are expecting a winning season, but Dolphins players are looking forward to surprising them.Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick says they’re ready to show everybody this is a team of winners. However, one of the teammates is not a team player.Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is calling out team owner Stephen Ross for his affiliation with Donald Trump.Ross is scheduled to host a fundraiser for Trump at his New York home this week.He has a foundation called RISE whose goal is to eliminate racial discrimination, and Stills tweeted that Ross “can’t have a nonprofit with this mission statement and then open your doors to Trump.” The NFL Players Association released a statement supporting Stills, who is one of three active players to protest during the anthem last season. Ross has known Trump for years and has been open with his support of the President.last_img read more

Jimmy Carter Falls Again, Fractures Pelvis

first_imgFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is 95, has been hospitalized after another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.Carter apparently suffered “a minor pelvic fracture” yesterday, but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home.Carter recently fell at his home earlier this month, leaving the 95-year-old with 14 stitches and a black eye. Despite that, he still showed up to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity the next day in Nashville, Tennessee. He used a cane when he rallied volunteers that morning.last_img

Tractor Trailer Crashes into Historic Hotel in Yeehaw Junction

first_imgThe Desert Inn closed in June of 2018. A tractor trailer crashed into the historic Desert Inn and Restaurant in Yeehaw Junction early Sunday morning.There is no word on any injuries at this time.The inn opened in 1889 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1994.It is located at the intersection of State Road 60 and South Kenansville Road.last_img

Police pay for Officer’s Massages, Four Chinese Women Busted for Prostitution in Broward

first_imgAn undercover police officer with the Pembroke Pines Police Department used department-issued funds to receive sexual massages while naked at three massage parlors in Broward, according to recent arrest reports. Officers arrested the four women Tuesday. In the women’s four arrest reports, the officer reported spending nearly $450.Four women are facing prostitution charges after a sting at some massage parlors in Broward County. Pembroke Pines Police arrested the women, who are all from China, this week at three different spas in Hollywood. Three of those arrested listed the spas where they work as their permanent addresses.Records show the massages were part of an operation resulting in the arrests of four women, ages 48 to 58, who are from Shanghai, China.None of the women possessed a Florida Department of Health license to practice massage therapy.last_img read more

Top class field for English women’s amateur

first_imgImage copyright Leaderboard Photography A top class field will gather at Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire next week for the English women’s closed amateur championship.Local hopes will focus on Bel Wardle from Prestbury, who already holds the English open title and will be targeting a special double.The 18-year-old (pictured) is one of a number of high-profile players in the 72-hole stroke play championship, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, 17-19 July.Among them are three members of the GB&I Curtis Cup team: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe).The trio, together with Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), will arrive at Wilmslow straight after this week’s European women’s team championship, where they are defending England’s gold medal.Another five players are representing England in the European girls’ team championship and will also be making the quick turnaround. They are Ebonie Lewis (Long Ashton), Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill), Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted), Caitlin Whitehead (Carus Green) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer).The championship has attracted a strong entry from Cheshire with 10 players in the field, including six members of the county team. Alongside county champion Bel Wardle are Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross), Lucy Jamieson (Heswall), Lauren Jones (Mellor and Townscliffe), Charlotte Leathem, who has the advantage of local knowledge as a Wilmslow member, and Emily McBurney (Delamere Forest).Also playing is Sue Dye of Delamere Forest, who is a past winner of England’s two senior women’s championships.Wilmslow is one of the oldest golf clubs in Cheshire and has been on its present site for over 100 years. The course is well known as a great test of golf and has hosted regional qualifying for The Open, professional events and those for top amateurs, including the 2013 English Women’s County Finals. 9 Jul 2018 Top class field for English women’s amateur center_img Tags: Amateur Championship, Wilmslow, Womenlast_img read more

Softball Drops Doubleheader To Wichita State

first_img Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team dropped a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader to Wichita State on Saturday at Ron Buel Field. Preview Live Stats WSU added to its lead with three runs in the top of the third inning. The Shockers had three straight hits to start the frame and back-to-back doubles scored the first two runs and the final run came courtesy of a sacrifice fly as they led 5-0. Later WSU, scored two runs in the fourth inning and two in the seventh inning to complete the sweep. Full Schedule Roster Drake answered with a run in the bottom of the frame to tie the game at 1-1. Freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) drew a one-out walk and junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) followed with a single of her own that plated Frank. Wichita State 4/24/2016 – 12:00 PM Brittney Fortner sent a home run over the right field fence to start the first game to give WSU a quick 1-0 lead. Drake sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) worked around a pair of walks to limit the damage to the leadoff home run. Wichita State (27-18, 13-5) won by scores of 9-1 and 9-0 over Drake (24-20, 12-6 MVC). The Shockers moved into a tie for first place with UNI, who swept Missouri State today, as the Bulldogs dropped one game behind the new league leaders. The Bulldogs could only get the single run that inning as they would threaten just one more time in the game, putting runners on second and third in the second inning, but Frank hit a hard groundout to the pitcher to end the inning. In the third inning, Drake was struck by bad luck as Sowa drew a leadoff walk, but was picked off when Pena hit a rocket into the glove of the WSU third baseman, Liz Broyles, who threw out Sowa for the double play. Sophomore Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) led the Bulldogs with a pair of doubles as Pena and Sowa each had one hit. Newman took the loss for Drake as her record dropped to 17-10 overall. She allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits while striking out eight but battling command problems with seven walks. In the second game, Paige Luellen hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning to give WSU a 2-0 lead. Drake nearly got a run back in the bottom of the second inning. Junior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) reached with a one-out double and then moved to third after a fly out. She was stranded after Broyles made a great diving stop to rob freshman Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) of a hit. Cacy Williams increased the Shockers’ lead to 3-1 in the top of third inning with a two-run home run. Next Game: WSU ended the first game with a six-run, fifth-inning as they sent 11 batters to plate, collected six runs on four hits and one costly error by the Bulldogs that allowed two runs to score. Drake and Wichita State will finish the series Sunday with a single game at noon. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DD Medical Matters: What is Lupus?

first_imgThis week  Dr Ciarán  Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice takes a look at an interesting condition called Lupus  (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus).Lupus or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) to give the full title, is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in different parts of the body and can cause a variety of symptoms depending on what part is affected. These range from tiredness (due to anaemia) depression, anxiety,  right through to joint pains, headaches, chest pain and even mouth ulcers. It tends to affect women more than men and about 1 in 1000 people are affected. The typical patient is female in her 20s, 30s or 40s.  It is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking the body’s own cells. It is not fully understood what causes it and while there seems to be some hereditary factor, there are other factors involved also. Sunlight, infections and even certain medicines may have a role. How does it affect the patient?Joint and muscle pain are very common in SLE, particularly in the small joints of the hands and feet. The pain can “hop” from one joint to another and stiffness is more common in the morning. Rashes may develop, particularly a very specific type of “butterfly” pattern rash on the face, but rashes elsewhere are common also. Mouth ulcers are common in people with SLE as well as hair thinning. Anaemia is common, though usually mild and lymph nodes may swell. Pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs and inner chest wall) and chest pain may occur as well as problems with the kidneys. Depression and anxiety are not uncommon as well as headaches. Tiredness is also a common feature. Symptoms tend to flare up from time to time and then settle again. How will I know if I have it? If your doctor suspects Lupus they will send certain blood tests.  Once diagnosed, regular monitoring of blood tests are required. Other scans and x-rays may be required depending on the part of the body affected. Can it be treated?We cannon cure Lupus but we can usually help ease the symptoms. Specialists will oversee treatment but usually medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs and even steroids are used. More severe cases may require medicines to settle the immune system. Will I get better? The outlook for patients with Lupus is very good and active normal life is usually possible. Treatments are good and while joint pain and skin symptoms are annoying they can usually be managed well with medicines. Serious complications tend to occur within the first 10 years so after that, they are unlikely to occur. Severe disease where the kidneys or brain are affected can be life-threatening but modern immunosuppressive treatments have greatly improved outcomes even in these rarer cases. Lupus can cause an increased risk of miscarriage but in the case of mild or well-controlled Lupus, pregnancy tends to uneventful.  Kidney involvement may cause blood pressure problems, however. The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor. Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP  at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny,  Tel 0749164111scallys.ieDD Medical Matters: What is Lupus? was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dr mcdadid roartylupusMedical Matterslast_img read more