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Mumia Abu-Jamal will die without mass pressure for hep C cure, protest on Dec. 9

first_imgMumia Abu-Jamal, before and after being sickened by hep C.Philadelphia – Unless a mass movement can force Pennsylvania officials to provide antiviral hepatitis C medications to cure Mumia Abu-Jamal’s deadly liver disease, his health will continue to deteriorate and he will die. Concerned by his health crisis, supporters of this world-renowned political prisoner have called a mass mobilization on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia.An international campaign prevented Mumia’s execution by the state.  A renewed movement is needed now to save his life.Friends and family members who have visited Mumia report his symptoms include diarrhea, scaly skin and difficulty sleeping. His skin itching has increased, despite medication and doctor-prescribed baths.Mark Taylor, who visited Mumia on Oct. 9, noted: “There seem to be some signs of deterioration to Mumia’s health.  He has not been monitored closely by prison medical personnel. … He has filed grievances about his conditions and we are working on getting Mumia’s own doctor in to see him as soon as possible.”Mumia complained that besides refusing to treat him, the Department of Corrections is not monitoring him adequately, as recommended by Federal District Judge Robert Mariani on Aug. 31. By refusing to provide curative medications, the Pennsylvania DOC has sentenced Mumia and thousands of other state prisoners with this disease to death by deliberate indifference.Judge Mariani ruled that the standard of care for chronic hep C is the administration of new antiviral medications, Harvoni or Sovaldi. He said the DOC’s hep C treatment protocol “prolongs the suffering” of the ill and allows the disease to quickly progress so it presents a greater threat of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. This violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition of “cruel and unusual” punishment.However, Judge Mariani refused to order the state to treat Mumia because of a technicality: The DOC’s Hepatitis C Committee members were not specifically named in the lawsuit. Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 seeking an injunction to provide Mumia with these hep C antiviral medications.Access for all!Less than 1 percent of U.S. prisoners are being treated for hep C, according to a Health Affairs article entitled “New Hepatitis C Drugs Are Very Costly and  Unavailable to Many State Prisoners.” (  Some 6,976 Pennsylvania prisoners had the illness last year. Only those with end-stage disease are allowed these medications. ( Two dozen prisoners have been treated so far.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Hepatitis C Screening Act into law July 20. It requires all individuals born between 1945 and 1965 who receive health services in a medical facility or physician’s office to be offered a hep C screening test. The law became effective Sept. 18, but most health care providers have not implemented the unfunded mandate.Over 53,000 Philadelphia residents have hep C, but Medicaid denies the new medications to half of all applicants. In May, the  State Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee voted 10-7 to lift Medicaid rules restricting these medications, but State Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas has not approved the recommendation.Between 3 million and 6 million U.S. residents have hep C, but most people are unaware they have the disease, since it takes decades for symptoms to appear.  In 2013, more U.S. residents died of hep C than from 59 other infectious diseases combined.New drugs boast cure rates of 95 percent or better, but profit-hungry Gilead Sciences charges $83,000 to $95,000 for a single course of treatment, severely limiting access to the life-saving medications.All out for Dec. 9!The Dec. 9 march starts at 3 p.m. at the Frank Rizzo statue at 15th Street and JFK  Boulevard, in solidarity with the #FrankRizzoDown campaign initiated by the REAL Justice Coalition. An indoor rally follows at 6 p.m.Initial endorsers include the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Wadiya Jamal; Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly; the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly Workers World Party presidential campaign; Angela Davis; Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, U.S. Green Party presidential and vice presidential candidates; the International Action Center; the Peoples Organization for Progress; MOVE Organization; the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice; Students for Justice in Palestine-Temple University; the May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights; Estela Vazquez, executive vice president, Local 1199 SEIU*; and the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition. *For Identification onlyTo endorse or get information, contact [email protected] or call 215-724-1618. For New York City and Newark buses to the march, call 212-330-8029. Facebook page: Mobilization4Mumia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena’s Fire Stations Lead the Way in Replacing Thirsty Water Turf with Drought-Tolerant Landscapes

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Community News Pasadena’s Fire Stations Lead the Way in Replacing Thirsty Water Turf with Drought-Tolerant Landscapes By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:57 pm Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a commentcenter_img Fire stations throughout the City have said goodbye to water-guzzling grass and hello to drought-tolerant landscapes in a water conservation overhaul made possible by Pasadena Water & Power.The Community Demonstration Garden project is part of Pasadena’s continuing commitment to maximize water savings throughout the City and to support water-saving opportunities at city facilities.“It is the City’s effort to demonstrate to the community what is possible when you remove your water-thirsty turf and you replace it with drought-tolerant landscapes,” said Ursula Schmidt, Pasadena Water & Power Water Conservation Manager.Southern California is historically prone to drought and low levels of rainfall and the average outdoor landscapes account for over 50% of water use for at homes, according to Schmidt.One way to conserve water and lower your bill is to reduce usage by installing drought-tolerant gardens, landscapes, and features at home.The Community Demonstration Gardens program began with the five Pasadena fire stations to remove 9,961 square feet of existing turf and replace the water-thirsty grass with colorful drought tolerant and native plants, incorporating drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting features.Each fire station features signage identifying the design, features and plants that have been incorporated into the landscape retrofit. The drought-tolerant landscapes are estimated to save over 448,000 gallons of water per year.“Because fire stations are throughout our community and they’re highly visible, we find these a wonderful opportunity teaching neighbors, residents, and businesses about what’s possible in terms of moving from a thirsty turf to a drought tolerant landscape,” said Schmidt.Schmidt says the vibrant and water conserving landscapes are intended to double as blueprints for residents and businesses throughout the City to create their own drought-tolerant landscapes“Our hope is that residents and businesses will see these gardens and be inspired to do this at their home or business,” said Schmidt.PWP’s website offers downloadable plans for residents and businesses to use for designing their gardens.“We have excellent resources and how-to guides available online,” said Schmidt.PWP is also launching a landscape workshop in September called the Water Wise Landscape workshop.“This will be an opportunity to educate and help support residents as they move to transition their landscapes from turf to drought tolerant plants,” said Schmidt.The five fire station landscape projects are the first of many more to come, including transforming the exterior of Friends In Deed and the Jackie Robinson post office.“Our hope is to continue to support organizations throughout the community and being able to realize these gardens,” said Schmidt.PWP will soon provide turf removal incentives for customers interested in replacing their water thirsty turf with native landscaping at $1 per square foot for residential and commercial properties.For more information, go to Community News Subscribe HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Fears for the future of Community Welfare outreach service

first_img It’s emerged that over 40 part time Community Welfare Offices could close in Donegal when responsibility for the services transfers from the HSE to the Department of Social Protection from the first of January.A special report in today’s Donegal News says no community welfare officers will lose their jobs, but instead of operating from health centres and travelling out to isolated communities, the officers are likely to be integrated into the existing social welfare structure.At present, the county is split into 18 areas, but 60 locations are visited by the Community Welfare Officers. Now, it’s feared that the vast majority of those outreach services will be lost.Kate Heaney is the author of today’s special report, she says welfare officers fear that people will suffer as a result………..[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – December 3, 2010 Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+ Previous articleABP to rule on hotel and residential development plan for LetterkennyNext articleGardai issue roads warning in Donegal News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Fears for the future of Community Welfare outreach service Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Allahabad High Court Stays Coercive Action Against Lucknow’s Sun Hospital, Its Staffers For Allegedly Spreading ‘False Rumours’ About Oxygen Scarcity

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Stays Coercive Action Against Lucknow’s Sun Hospital, Its Staffers For Allegedly Spreading ‘False Rumours’ About Oxygen Scarcity Sparsh Upadhyay11 May 2021 9:04 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: Amit PandeyThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (May 11) directed that no coercive measures shall be taken against Lucknow’s Sun Hospital and its staff pursuant to an FIR lodged for allegedly raising “false rumours” about oxygen shortage.BREAKING: Allahabad High Court Says Compensation Must Be At Least ₹ One Crore For Death Of Polling Officers Due To COVID During Election DutyBREAKING : Allahabad High Court stays coercive action against Sun Hospital, Lucknow and its staff, in the FIR lodged by UP Police alleging that the hospital was spreading “false rumours” about oxygen shortage.#Oxygen #AllahabadHighCourt #UP @Uppolice— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 11, 2021Significantly, last Friday (May 8), a Division Bench comprising of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar sought response from the Lucknow DM with respect to two private hospitals (Including Sun Hospital) for allegedly claiming that several Covid-19 patients died in their premises due to shortage of oxygen supply. FIR Against the Hospital In a strongly worded order concerning the death of Covid-19 patients due to shortage of Oxygen supply, the Allahabad High Court on May 4 stated that authorities responsible for procurement and supply of the gas are committing criminal acts. Calling deaths due to lack of oxygen a “genocide”, the Allahabad High Court had also taken into account the notice put up by Sun Hospital on May 3 asking the relatives of COVID-19 patients to take them away as it was facing oxygen shortage. Pursuant to this, an FIR was lodge against Sun Hospital (a day after the Allahabad HC’s order was delivered) by the Lucknow Administration for allegedly spreading ‘false rumours’ over shortage of oxygen. Thereafter, the Hospital decided to challenge the FIR before the Allahabad High Court. Now, on Tuesday (May 11), moving an intervention application, the Hospital submitted before the Court that District Administration didn’t supply oxygen cylinders to the hospital and totally false statements had been given about the supply of oxygen to the hospital by the District Magistrate. It was also submitted that instead of verifying the facts, the District Magistrate, Lucknow rushed to lodge the first information report against the hospital to show compliance of the Court’s order. It was also submitted that the Hospital was ready to show the inventory/ stock register of the hospital where the oxygen cylinder receiving was entered and submitted that in the wake of the first information report, the hospital management was being subjected to harassment and was not able to treat Covid patients who were admitted in the hospital. To this, the Court remarked, “We are of the view that since an intervention application has been filed along with reply, we direct the State to consider the same and get the necessary information from the District Magistrate concerned and file an affidavit of the District Magistrate, Lucknow in reply to the said intervention application by the next date fixed.” In the meanwhile, the Court directed, “Until we finally decide the matter on the question of show cause notice and its reply and the action pursuant thereto taken against the hospital, no coercive measures shall be taken against the Sun Hospital and its staff pursuant to the first information report lodged.” Case Title: In- Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsOxygen Scarcity Allahabad High Court False Rumours Sun Hospital Lucknow #No coercive Steps Oxygen Oxygen Crisis Oxygen Paucity Next Storylast_img read more

New eruption at Hawaii Kilauea volcano prompts evacuation, produces volcanic ash cloud higher than Mount Everest

first_imgMario Tama/Getty Images(PAHOA, Hawaii) — A powerful but short-lived explosion occurred at the summit of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, producing a massive volcanic cloud, officials said.The cloud reached 30,000 feet above sea level — higher than Mount Everest, officials said at a news conference.Staff from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park were evacuated and officials warned residents in the path of the ash plume to shelter in place. Officials later said the ash fall was mostly localized.Activity may become more explosive at any time, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday, “increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent” within Halemaumau Crater at the volcano’s summit.The newest eruption follows a damaging earthquake, dangerous volcanic smog and large lava flows that are all threatening Hawaii’s Big Island.Kileaua erupted May 3, and since then, fissures have been steadily cracking open near residential areas.Volcanic smog — known as “vog” — is now being emitted by the fissures, traveling toward populated areas and threatening residents with dangerous sulfur dioxide.One man and his pregnant wife said they and their toddler had just moved to the island from Seattle when the volcano erupted.This morning, they decided to evacuate because it was too difficult to breathe.“This is no condition to give birth to a baby in,” the young mother told ABC News.Her husband added, “You put your pregnant wife on an airplane and send her off to Hawaii, you’re not thinking the volcano is gonna wreck everything.”On Tuesday, large rock falls into the Halemaumau Crater created a giant series of ash plumes, and on Wednesday scientists found 2-foot-wide rocks that had been hurled from the crater in the parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau.“These reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity,” the park service said Wednesday, citing U.S. Geological Survey data.A 3.5 magnitude earthquake also struck near the summit of the volcano on Wednesday, damaging roads and buildings, rupturing water lines and causing a temporary loss of power.Of the 20 fissures that cracked open with lava, the biggest was on Chris Berry’s 18-acre homestead.“We noticed cracks in the road, and shortly afterward, it just blew. It was so fast,” Berry told ABC News. “Where the lava is now used to be a giant bowl — it’s completely filled now.”The pastureland where cows and sheep once roamed is now filled with a lake of lava 60 feet deep.Berry, a father of three and Grammy-winning musician, said his home has been severely damaged by lava bombs and all but two acres have survived the lava’s onslaught. The volcanic eruption is harming his livelihood, he said, as he owns a music retreat and cultural center on his land.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Protesters vandalize Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta

first_imgChalabala/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Armed with rocks, spray paint and fireworks, protesters allegedly descended on the Georgia Bureau of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta early Sunday, vandalizing the building and sparking a fire that injured two employees of the law enforcement agency, authorities said.About 60 to 100 demonstrators, dressed in dark clothes and many wearing masks, caused “extensive damage” to the facility, including breaking several windows and spray painting graffiti on the building, according to Lt. Stephanie Stallings, spokesperson for the state Department of Public Safety.“Fireworks were thrown through one of the windows, causing a small fire in one of the offices,” Stallings said in a statement.Stallings said employees on-site at the time of the attack put the fire out quickly, but two DPS workers were treated for smoke inhalation.A DPS vehicle parked in front of the building was also vandalized, Stallings said.The building houses several other state agencies.Stallings said an estimated cost of the damage to the building is still being assessed.It was unclear if any arrests were made.The Georgia DPS oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol.The vandalism came amid weeks of protests in Atlanta and across the nation that started with the May 25 police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and was followed by the fatal June 12 police shooting in Atlanta of another African American, Rayshard Brooks, after he was found asleep in his car in a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru lane.Garrett Rolfe, the police officer who shot Brooks, was fired from the police department and charged with felony murder. Another officer involved in the incident, Devin Brosnan, was placed on administrative leave and charged with aggravated assault.Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned in the immediate aftermath of Brooks’ death.Brooks’ shooting came just days after six Atlanta police officers were criminally charged after they were caught on video forcibly pulling two college students out of a car, smashing its windows and using a stun gun while arresting them as protests over the death of Floyd continued nearby.Arrest warrants were issued for Lonnie Hood, Roland Claud, Mark Gardner, Armond Jones, Willie Sauls and Ivory Streeter for the caught-on-camera incident. Two of the officers, Gardner and Streeter, were fired and the others were placed on administrative leave.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Adds New Assistant To Staff

first_imgApril 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Adds New Assistant To Staff Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State men’s head basketball coach Ryan Odom announced the addition of Matt Henry to his staff Wednesday.Henry previously served under Odom at Maryland-Baltimore County for the past three seasons.Prior to his time with the Retrievers, Odom served as an assistant coach at Saint Peter’s for five seasons.Before his time with the Peacocks, he was an assistant head coach at Mount St. Mary’s.The Alexandria, Va. native is a graduate of Trinity University of San Antonio. He earned a degree in 2001 in urban studies and political science.center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

ITS Andrea Doria Takes a Break in Brest, France

first_img View post tag: ITS Andrea Doria View post tag: France Back to overview,Home naval-today ITS Andrea Doria Takes a Break in Brest, France September 30, 2015 Authorities View post tag: Brestcenter_img ITS Andrea Doria Takes a Break in Brest, France Italian Orizzonte class destroyer ITS Andrea Doria has made her first port of call in Brest, France, while sailing to the Hebrides for exercises “Joint Warrior 15-2” and “At Sea Demonstration”.During the stay in port, September 17 – 21, Captain Angelo Virdis, commanding officer of the unit, and Captain Giuseppe Schivardi, defence attaché in Paris, have met military and civil local authorities, including the vice mayor of the city, Mr. Fortunato Pellicano, the Maritime Prefect for the Atlantic Ocean (CECLANT), Vice Admiral Emmanuel De Olivera, and Gilles Picat, Commanding Officer naval base Brest Marine Nationale.These highly technical/training activities aim at integrating different air and naval assets. They will involve 30 naval units, 4 submarines, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, as well as ground troops, all from several different countries.[mappress mapid=”17060″]Image: Italian Navy View post tag: europe Share this articlelast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionApplications are invited for a post-doctoral associate position insimulation, machine learning, and statistical computing. Thecandidate will work on an NSF-sponsored project that aims todevelop computational approaches for bat-inspired drones. Theduties of the postdoctoral associate include method and algorithmdevelopment, simulation and data analysis. The duration of theposition is one year. The Postdoctoral Associate will be primarilysupervised by Dr. Hongxiao Zhu.Required QualificationsProspective applicants should have: (1) A Ph.D. degree in computerscience, statistics, computer engineering, or a related discipline;(2) Extensive experience in coding with Python, MATLAB andC++.Preferred QualificationsA good mathematical/statistical background; knowledge aboutComputer Graphics is ideal.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateOctober 30, 2020Additional InformationApplications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position incomputer simulation, statistical methods, and machine learning. Theduties of the postdoctoral associate include method and algorithmdevelopment, simulation, and data analysis. The postdoctoralassociate will be primarily supervised by Dr. Hongxiao Zhu ([email protected] ). To be considered,please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate andgraduate transcripts, and a list of three references.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Betty Higginbotham [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 12, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Yes To NUS Facebook likes soar in suspicious circumstances

first_imgIn a new development this morning in the battle over Oxford’s referendum on NUS membership, questions have been raised over the overnight increase in Facebook likes on the ‘Yes to NUS Oxford’ campaign’s page.The page, which as of 17.30 on May 20 had 2,100 likes, gained 1,144 in the week commencing May 16 and over 800 on May 20 alone. As the graph below shows, the majority of that number was gained overnight on the May 19, giving the page a boost of 92 per cent on the previous week’s gain. This amounts to five likes a minute.Research by Cherwell found that only 656 people who have liked the page have established countries on their Facebook profiles, according to a social media analytics site, contributing less than 40 per cent of people who have liked the group.Séan Ó Néill, Yes to NUS social media manager said, “We are as amused as anyone to see these numbers. We’ve contacted the RO and are working out how best to make sure that all our support is as genuine as the support we have from liberation groups, the OUSU President, Target Schools, and so many more.”The addition of such a number of likes in a short space of time also raises questions about the expenditure of the Yes to NUS campaign, which according to OUSU Standing Orders is capped at £230.The controversy comes just days after the formal appointment of ‘No Thanks, NUS’ to lead the no vote side and ‘Yes to NUS’ to argue for remaining in the national union.The appointment of the campaigns marks a two week long campaigning period before the referendum in sixth week.last_img read more