News Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Organisation RSF_en “Chauncey Bailey was killed because of his work as a journalist” added the organization. “Murders of reporters are rare in the United States. In informing people and denouncing public wrongdoings, the news media play an important role in the checks and balances that are essential to any democracy. The justice system has to send a strong signal to those who would silence the media, and show them that impunity will not prevail. We call upon press freedom supporters to sign the petition to show public support for a swift resolution of the murder”. The day after, the police department raided the facility of Your Black Muslim Bakery, suspecting some of its employees were involved in the killing, as well as other unrelated felonies. A group of young men who worked at the Bakery and were adopted by Yusuf Bey, the founder of the bakery, were already well-known because of involvement in previous crimes, ranging from vandalism to kidnapping. The leader of this particular group of young men was Yusuf Bey IV, of the Bey family. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Bey IV and others were apprehended that night. Devaughndre Broussard, the youngest and newest member of the Bakery employees, confessed to killing Bailey, after an unrecorded conversation with Bey IV without the presence of an officer. Broussard later recanted and his lawyer, LeRue Grim, stated his client’s confession was coerced. On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress. Instead, the case has become more complicated as aspects surrounding the motives for Bailey’s murder have been unleashed. Evidence, some recorded by the police and some uncovered by investigative reporters, points at someone other than the currently accused defendant as a potential perpetrator(s) and/or mastermind(s) of the crime, and suggests that local police officials may be protecting those responsible for Mr. Bailey’s death. Reporters Without Borders also disapproves of Oakland Police Chief Tucker and Deputy Chief Howard A. Jordan’s unwillingness to talk to the media. First anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder: impunity still prevails “All those responsible for the murder, the perpetrator(s), the mastermind(s) and those protecting them, must be brought to justice,” states Reporters Without Borders in the petition. “This important case must be taken away from the local officials and brought to the federal level in order to avoid further bias, pressure and conflicts of interests, and, to allow a thorough and impartial investigation.” Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf Bey IV, in custody for aseries of crimes not related to the murder of Chauncey Bailey, has launched a blog with the help of family and friends. In the blog he continues to deny any involvement in the murder of Bailey, defends his friendship with Stg. Derwin Longmire and complains about biased media coverage.In July a police video showed Bey IV describing Bailey’s murder in detail – yet he denied being at the scene. In his blog he posted an apology to Bailey’s family and friends for mocking and laughing at Bailey’s death. He also explained his behavior by saying it was a natural reaction because Bailey had written “hurtful news articles” about his father, the late Yusuf Bey.The Oakland Police Department said that Bey IV and other suspects do not have access to the Internet nor have free time to use a computer.Reporters Without Borders launched a petition last week urging the USAttorney General to intervene in the case to provide an independent investigation. The request came after evidence of police corruption obstructing a resolution in Bailey’s murder case.Please, Sign the petition As of Friday, 1, August, Broussard was scheduled to begin his trial on 19 September 2008 at 9:00 a.m. No one else has been charged even as an indirect participant. News On August 2nd, 2007, Bailey, the late editor for the Oakland Post, was walking to work when he was gunned down by a masked man in downtown Oakland. Receive email alerts The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Bailey’s murder was prompted by his work as a reporter, specifically on his story regarding the bakery finances and their possible link to police corruption. The story was never published because certain information could not be verified. Oakland Post’s Publisher Paul Cobb received police protection earlier this year after being told that a contract had been put out for his murder. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says August 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery Launches Website And Continues To Deny Involvement In Reporter’s Murder There has been growing evidence that the leading investigator, Stg. Derwin Longmire, has been protecting Bey IV. Saleem Bey, Bailey’s secret source about the bakery finances, spoke about Oakland’s Police Department’s reputation for corruption. Recently, a video recorded by a hidden camera at the police department showed Bey IV describing in detail how Bailey was killed but denying ever being at the murder scene. Bey IV also talked about Sgt. Longmire’s intention to protect him and the bakery. After the video’s release, Bey IV said he knew the police were recording him and that he made false statements to mislead them. April 28, 2021 Find out more News On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress.The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff stated recently that he will not pursue an investigation about Bey IV’s possible involvement in the Bailey murder, because he already faces life in prison for other crimes. Orloff later retracted these comments by saying that pursuing an investigation on Bey IV’s unrelated crimes would buy time to develop a case regarding his connection to Bailey’s murder, and that such information might come out during Broussard’s trial.Sign the petition News
WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 12 new RA4M2 Group MCUs. The new devices deliver an exceptional combination of very low power consumption, high performance, and enhanced security features that positions them as ideal solutions for industrial and IoT applications. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005232/en/ RA4M2 MCUs Offer Lowest Active Power and 100 MHz Performance for IoT Applications (Photo: Business Wire) The highly power-efficient RA4M2 Group offer a market-leading operating current of only 80 µA/MHz in active mode, and low standby current of 0.7 mA. Even with these leading specifications, the new devices have an extremely fast wakeup time from standby of 30 µs. With operating frequencies up to 100 MHz, the RA4M2 MCUs are ideal for performance hungry, low power applications such as industrial and IoT edge devices. The RA4M2 MCUs employ the Arm ® Cortex ® -M33 core based on Armv8-M architecture. They feature Arm TrustZone ® technology and Renesas’ Secure Crypto Engine. The Secure Crypto Engine incorporates multiple symmetric and asymmetric cryptography accelerators, advanced key management, security lifecycle management, power analysis resistance, and tamper detection. This combination enables customers to realize secure element functionality, enabling safety and security in IoT edge devices for low-power applications. “The RA4M2 MCU Group is the ideal solution for very low power IoT edge applications, combining high performance and security features with low power consumption,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “Our rollout of market-leading solutions within the RA Family is a testament to the design, manufacturing and marketing prowess that has made Renesas the pre-eminent MCU supplier worldwide.” Key Features of the RA4M2 GroupVery Low power consumption of 80 μA/MHz in active mode; 30 µs wakeup time100-MHz Arm Cortex-M33 with TrustZone technologyRenesas’ Secure Crypto Engine as part of a full security solutionScalable from 48- to 100-pin LQFP packages; also available in 48-pin QFNsIntegrated flash memory of 512KB, 384KB or 256KB; 128K SRAMCapacitive touch sensing unitUSB 2.0 Full SpeedAdvanced analog with one ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter) unitQuadSPISDHI The RA4M2 Group is supported by the easy-to-use Flexible Software Package (FSP), which includes a best-in-class HAL driver. The FSP uses a GUI to simplify and dramatically accelerate the development process, while also making it easy for customers to transition from an original 8/16-bit MCU design. Designers using the RA4M2 MCUs also have access to the extensive Arm partner ecosystem, offering a wide range of tools that help speed time-to-market. The RA4M2 MCUs can be combined with Renesas’ complementary analog and power offerings to create comprehensive solutions for a variety of applications. These “Winning Combinations” showcase the unique capabilities of the RA4M2 MCUs and the breadth and depth of Renesas’ product line-up. Applications such as a Smart IoT Air Purifier, Industrial CAN Sensor Network and more can be found at www.renesas.com/win. Availability The RA4M2 MCUs are available now from Renesas’ worldwide distributors. For more information, please visit: renesas.com/ra4m2. About Renesas Electronics Corporation Renesas Electronics Corporation ( TSE: 6723 ) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, Infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. (Remarks). Arm, Arm Cortex, and Arm TrustZone are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arm Limited in the EU and other countries. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005232/en/ CONTACT: Americas Don Parkman Renesas Electronics Corporation + 1-408-887-4308 [email protected] KEYWORD: JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS SEMICONDUCTOR HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Renesas Electronics Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005232/en Previous articleAnue Water Relocates To Larger Atlanta-Based HQ & Manufacturing Facilities Due To Record Growth, Municipal Demand for Eco-Friendly Wastewater Equipment SolutionsNext articlePyeongChang Peace Forum 2021 to Be Held Online and Offline From Feb. 7 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS Facebook WhatsApp Renesas Expands Low-Power Industrial and IoT Applications Reach With New RA4M2 MCU Group in Arm Cortex-Based MCU Family Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest
West Virginia House of Delegates passes bill, ignoring recommendations from EPA Pooler, GA city council approves resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing 88 pounds of plastic found in stomach of dead whale Pooler, GA has joined other Georgia cities such as Savannah, Thunderbolt and Richmond Hill in opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing. The Pooler city council unanimously approved a resolution stating their opposition of such actions, which threaten the tourism and fishing industries. Offshore drilling and seismic testing is also harmful to sea life, which are negatively impacted by the sonic booms that happen underwater every 10 to 12 seconds while tests are being performed. In total, more than 200 towns and cities on the east coast have passed resolutions opposing seismic testing and offshore drilling. Last year, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a proposal to update 60 water quality standards in the state based on recommendations made in 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The standards focused on lowering concentrations of pollutants known to negatively effect human health, including cancer-causing chemicals found in rivers and streams. Last November, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association asked the joint rule-making review committee, which approves rules proposed by the DEP, not to implement the new standards. The association argued that the EPA encourages states to consider state specific science and because West Virginians are heavier their bodies can handle more pollutants. They also argued that because West Virginias drink less water they are less exposed to pollutants. The committee approved the association’s request. Another legislative committee later put the stricter standards back into the proposal, but this February the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to give the Manufacturers Association until October 2019 to gather more state-specific data to report to the DEP with the hope of changing the proposal once again and considering the bill during the 2021 legislative session. A young Cuvier’s beaked whale was found on the coast of the Philippines last week weak and vomiting blood. When it died a short time later, a necropsy revealed the whale had 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach, including 16 rice sacks and plastic shopping bags from local grocery chains. A marine biologist that worked on the case, Darrell Blatchley said that the plastic in the whale’s stomach was so compact that it was as hard as a baseball. “That means that this animal has been suffering not for days or weeks but for months or even a year or more,” Blatchley told NPR. Nearly nine million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, the equivalent of one dump truck of plastic every minute.
Brian Conyer, a part-time business administration student at the USC Marshall School of Business, has raised $1 million to fund GIBLIB, the startup he founded to help surgeons learn from each other online.The company aims to partner with academic institutions, where each institution would have its own channel with medical lectures or surgical videos of different areas.GIBLIB will enable the surgeons to do a live surgery so that other people can have either a 360-degree or a split-screen view of procedures. This way, prospective physicians will be able to see the surgery along with what is actually happening inside the body.“This is a great way for medical students and physicians to access information from the thought leaders in the field,” Conyer said. “It is digitizing the conference experience and giving them a safe place to have clinical discussions.”According to Conyer, the goal of the startup is to connect the global community of surgeons who wish to communicate with each other but otherwise lack the ability to do so.“Not everyone has the same resources and access to top medical schools and top surgeons,” Conyer said. “This will now give them access to that content.”Conyer got the idea for GIBLIB while working in the sales department at Intuitive Surgical, a company that manufactures robotics surgical systems.“My job was basically to convince surgeons about the use of robot as a new technology,” Conyer said. “I noticed that they were passing videos and flash drives between each other and spending hours on YouTube, trying to find good videos. So I quit my job and decided to build this centralized platform for them.”Conyer received the funding for his startup from an angel investor group of healthcare executives and doctors residing on the East Coast after a long period where Conyer struggled to receive funds.“It was a very long process,” Conyer said. “I was frustrated with the lack of progress in the fundraising.”However, after pitching his idea to an acquaintance he met at his sister’s restaurant, Conyer found the support he was looking for.“From there, it just went ahead, and we got our funding from his group,” Conyer said.Conyer’s team consists of several USC alumni such as Jihye Shin, Marshall MBA class of 2014, and Annie Chi So, a Viterbi School of Engineering graduate of 2008. Director of Neuroradiology at Keck School of Medicine of USC Meng Law, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Keck Gabriel Zada, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Keck Daniel Oh and Associate Professor of Engineering Practice at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Ashish Soni are on the advisory board.Conyer emphasized the role that USC had in helping him begin building his startup.“Being [an MBA candidate] got me thinking as an entrepreneur,” Conyer said. “After meeting the speakers [Marshall] brought from USC alumni, I realized that they had the same backgrounds. It gave me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone, quit my dream job and pursue this.”Conyer also received support from the team that worked to develop GIBLIB from start to finish.“I think this product is exciting, but mainly it is because of the investors, advisors and everyone who jumped on board as a team, which made it a success,” Conyer said.The Beta version of GIBLIB will be out by the end of this month and can be found online.
In this May 19, 2014 file photo, golfer Tiger Woods speaks at a Quicken Loans National PGA tournament media day news conference at Congressional Country Club, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Feeling rusty but ready to play again, Tiger Woods said Friday he would return to competition next week at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National.Woods last played on March 9 at Doral, where he dealt with pain in his lower back and closed with a 78 for his highest final-round score on the PGA Tour. He had back surgery March 31, forcing him to miss the Masters for the first time. He also missed the U.S. Open last week at Pinehurst No. 2.The announcement on his Facebook page delivered a jolt of good news to golf. Woods has been the game’s biggest draw since he turned pro in 1996, and with limited information about his recovery, speculation was starting to build that he might not make it to any majors this year.“After a lot of therapy, I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,” Woods said on Facebook. “I’ve just started to hit full shots, but it’s time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty, but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.”This is the first year for a new title sponsor at the PGA Tour event that donates its charity money to the Tiger Woods Foundation, and the tournament earlier this year secured an agreement to return to Congressional every other year through 2020.Woods on Thursday announced that he signed a new endorsement deal with MusclePharm, which will display its logo on his golf bag.“He has been the face of golf for the last 15, 20 years, and golf is a better sport and a better place with Tiger Woods in it,” two-time major champion Rory McIlroy said last week at the U.S. Open. “So hopefully, he has a speedy recovery and he gets back on the course soon, because any tournament where Tiger Woods is a factor, he creates a big buzz.”This is the second-longest break Woods has taken from golf because of injury. He missed the second half of the 2008 season when he had reconstructive surgery on his left knee just a week after winning the U.S. Open for his 14th major.Even though he spent the offseason working on his body, there were signs early that something might be wrong.He missed the 54-hole cut at Torrey Pines, where he was the defending champion and an eight-time winner at one of his favorite courses. He had his worst finish ever at Dubai when he tied for 41st. Then, he withdrew in the final round of the Honda Classic because of back spasms, and despite being in the penultimate group at Doral, he struggled badly with his back on the final day after taking a swing from an awkward stance outside a bunker.Woods had microdiscectomy surgery a week before the Masters, and he has said in rare appearances that he did not know how long it would take to properly heal. His agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management, said earlier this week that Woods was making enough progress to extend his swing.Even so, playing the Quicken Loans National was thought to be too soon.It couldn’t come soon enough for the tournament.“We’re thrilled, obviously,” said Mike Antolini, the tournament director and vice president of championships for the Tiger Woods Foundation. “Anytime you get that call and Tiger is in your field, it’s really the best news you can get. The fact he’s a two-time champion and the tournament hosts, we’re very excited for the fans.”He said he expected a spike in ticket sales with Friday’s announcement.The strength of Quicken Loans National field has suffered in recent years as more Europeans moved into the top 20 in the world, and they headed across the Atlantic Ocean as the European Tour headed places like Ireland, France and Scotland leading up to the British Open.Adam Scott, who has replaced Woods at No. 1 in the world while he has been out, is not planning to return to Congressional this year.“To be honest, we were prepared regardless for a good event,” Antolini said. “Our ticket sales, we think they’re going to be increased on this news now.”Three years ago, Woods withdrew after nine holes at The Players Championship because of an Achilles tendon injury and missed more than two months. He said then he had learned from past mistakes and would not try to return before he was in full health.Assuming he is at full strength now, he likely will be at the British Open at Royal Liverpool and the PGA Championship at Valhalla, where he won majors the last time they were held on those courses. Woods been stuck on 14 majors since that ’08 U.S. Open victory.Woods is at No. 207 in the FedEx Cup — having played only three events — and could have as many as five events to reach the top 125. He also is at No. 67 in the Ryder Cup standings. U.S. captain Tom Watson has said he would use a wild-card pick on Woods, though he had eased off that position in recent weeks when the status of Woods’ recovery was unknown.
The issue of inconsistency in the employment of contractors by prequalification or shortlisting for state contracts has been raised in the Dáil. Pat the Cope Gallagher elevated the issue on Friday saying contractors based in Donegal were ‘being denied the right to even tender for a contract’.He said: “What I am requesting is a level playing field for Donegal contractors and firms, at present on many occasions due to different pre-selection criteria they are excluded on the basis of lower than required annual turnover. “Many of the criteria listed as required for pre-selection do not take into account the construction activity within the county.“The failure to take into account the relevant activity of the county is causing a severe disadvantage for Donegal firms,” he added,” Gallagher added.“These same firms’ employ local people in their companies and have the potential to create even greater employment within the county.“What I am asking for from the Government is for them to immediately put in place a policy which would be procedurally consistency right across the board,” he said. “That focuses on the contractors’ ability to deliver the contract, previous workmanship and ability to deliver the contract rather than on sky-high annual turnovers which bear no connection to the other criteria I listed.In creating equality of access for all contractors across the country, firms and contractors in Donegal will get a fair and equal opportunity to access state contracts and by extension of that a better opportunity to sustain and expand their companies and further create more employment within our county.”‘Donegal contractors at severe disadvantage over state contracts’ – Pat the Cope was last modified: March 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
1 August 2011Retailer Woolworths has installed a water treatment system that uses water from a stream under its Cape Town head office to flush the toilets and run the building’s car wash, entrance fountain and cooling towers for the air conditioning units.The development will save the Cape Town municipality an estimated 27 375 000 litres of water a year or 75 000 litres of municipal water a day, while the retailer will benefit from a reduced water bill.The underground water runs about 20 metres under Woolworths head office building in the centre of Cape Town. The water currently flows into the city’s storm water system, and is eventually discharged into the sea. After much inquiry, the source of the underground stream is still somewhat of a mystery.Woolworths’ head of engineering services, Alex Kuzma, said the company had started investigating the project three years ago, and after consulting with the municipality and a range of experts had realised they could harvest the underground water, treat it, and use it instead of municipal water.“Everyone wins – Woolworths, the City of Cape Town, residents, and importantly, the environment,” Kuzma said in a statement last week. “This is part of our ‘Good Business’ journey, which helps to conserve natural resources and conduct business as responsibly as we can.”Reverse osmosisThe treated water is completely safe for use even though it will not be used as drinking water. To make the water safe for drinking, Woolworths has invested in a treatment plant that purifies the water using a number of steps including reverse osmosis.Under that process, pressure pushes the underground water through a semi permeable membrane. The membrane, which is about as thick as cellophane tape, allows only the water to pass through, eliminating impurities or contaminates.Drinking water will continue to be channelled separately into the building for the 2 000 people who occupy it daily. Once the treated water has been used, it will exit the building into the municipal waste water system.“The conservation and management of water is a major focus area of our Good business journey programme, as it should be in a country where water is a scarce resource,” said Kuzma.Woolworths’ Good business journey is a comprehensive plan to make a difference in in the areas of transformation, social development, the environment and climate change.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
protecting the brain from shrinkage, aerobic exercise may slow the progression of Parkinsons disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system, says a neurologist.In an editorial published online in the journal JAMA Neurology, neurologist J Eric Ahlskog from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recommends that modern physical therapy practices should incorporate aerobic exercise training and encourage fitness for patients with Parkinson’s disease.Aerobic exercise means vigorous exercise, which makes you hot, sweaty and tired, Ahlskog explained. This could include activity such as walking briskly or using an elliptical machine. That does not mean stretching or balance exercises are not helpful, Ahlskog noted. Those types of exercises help with Parkinson’s symptoms, such as rigid muscles, slowed movement or impaired posture and balance. But to help fight the progression of Parkinson’s disease, including dementia — one of the most feared long-term outcomes of the disease, aerobic exercise enhances factors that potentially have a protective effect on the brain, Ahlskog noted.For instance, aerobic exercise liberates trophic factors —small proteins in the brain that behave like fertiliser does when applied to your lawn, he said citing scientific studies.Exercise helps maintain brain connections and counters brain shrinkage from Parkinson’s disease as well as from brain ageing, Ahlskog noted.