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“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JULY 31, 2019

first_img“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

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Jobs saved at Riverside

first_imgMiddlesbrough-based Riverside Bakery has been rescued by a local businessman after the company went into administration in October. All 35 jobs at the bakery have been saved, after administrators Baker Tilly sold the business, which will now trade as Tees Valley Bakery Limited.According to Baker Tilly, the new owner, who wants to remain anonymous, has plans to develop the business, which is based in the Riverside Industrial Park.“Riverside has in recent years invested in modern production facilities,” said bakery manager Chris Timney. “The new owner is very enthusiastic and has some exciting plans.”last_img read more

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The Werks Release Lineup For 2nd Annual Winter Werk Out

first_imgToday, Ohio-based jam favorites The Werks announced the artist lineup for their second annual Winter Werk Out Music & Arts Festival, set to take place on February 2nd and 3rd of next year at The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. In addition to two nights of The Werks, the two-day festival will feature two nights of Papadosio, Phutureprimitive, Aqueous, Zach Deputy, Litz, Electric Orange Peel, Ernie Johnson From Detroit, and Conscious Pilot.The Werks Welcome Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis For Tribute To The 1970’s At Inaugural Winter Werk Out Festival [Full Audio Premiere]As the sister festival to the ninth annual Werk Out Music & Arts Festival which takes place every August at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, the February event draws inspiration from a surrounding community filled with a wide variety of visual artists, painters, sculptors, and interactive installation artwork that encourages participation from every attendee. The venue, Columbus’s elegant & historic Bluestone, opened in 1898 as a Baptist Church and retains massive stained glass windows among its three levels and multiple distinct spaces.2-Day GA festival passes are available now for $40.00, and 2-Day VIP packages which include an Autographed Event Poster & Early Entry plus VIP only Bar & VIP only concert viewing area are available for $80.00.Tickets for the 2018 Winter Werk Out are available via Eventbrite here. For more information about the event head to the Werk Out website. For a full list of The Werks’ upcoming performances, you can visit the band’s website.last_img read more

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HSPH’s Joseph Brain ends 40-year stretch teaching undergrad course

first_img Read Full Story Joseph Brain, Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology at Harvard School of Public Health, launched the Harvard undergraduate course “The Human Organism” in 1971 and has taught it for all but one year since. He will step down from the course at the end of the 2013 spring semester to devote more time to his research.Brain designed the course to engage both scientists and students majoring in other disciplines, and updated it regularly to reflect current events.“The context is that health really is a big deal. Whether you feel well or if you get certain diseases, it’s a huge part of our life, and it’s a huge part of the economy,” Brain said in a January 30, 2013 Harvard Crimson article. “I really want people to understand the determinants of health: of their own individual health, of the people of the United States, global health.”Rebecca Betensky, professor of biostatistics at HSPH, credits her career path to taking this course as an undergraduate. “It was really exciting for me to see some applications of math in medical and scientific research, so that really sparked my interest in biostatistics.”last_img read more

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Pioneering Women Speak Out and Inspire at EMC World

first_imgThere are so many remarkable women who have played crucial roles in defining the world we live in and have contributed to making it a better place, whether through politics, science, medicine, sports or other industries. However, it still astounds me that there are fewer women in computer science and technology than men and less women taking STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.The Women of World event at EMC World is a celebration of inspirational women and a chance for women in technology to come together, to network and share experiences with like-minded individuals. I was fortunate enough to host the panel at Women of World this year and the panelists were three extremely inspiring and very unique women: Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of Epibone, a company that is literally growing human bone, Molly Fletcher, former sports agent who CNN described as the female “Jerry Maguire,” and Rosario Marin, former Treasurer of the United States. All three are also published authors.Each woman clearly has her own very distinct area of expertise, – spanning the diverse fields of biotechnology, sports and politics – but they all shared the common thread of having blazed new trails in their industries, meeting challenges head-on and coming out triumphant.Speaking to an audience of more than 240 female and male EMC World attendees, each described their own account of their journey to success. These often moving stories talked of facing fears, forgiveness of ones failings and reframing problems. They encouraged all of us to go out and do the same regardless of gender.I couldn’t help asking Molly how she dealt with athletes in the male-dominated sporting world who balked at the thought of working with a female agent. Her secret was to always have something up her sleeve that they wouldn’t expect her to know – like a wealth of baseball stats. She used the information as a conversation starter in order to reframe the situation from being perceived as an outsider to positioning herself as an equal and valuable person at the table. All the panelists agreed that ‘reframing’ the situation is a very powerful tool and applies to the world of business and technology just as well.Nina shared a poignant story about applying for a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The role of a Director at the MIT Media Lab seemed a far reach from her scientific/biomedical lab research background, but mentors in her life encouraged her to do it. She ended up being one of the top three candidates for the position. She wasn’t selected, but the experience opened her eyes to her true potential and taught a life lesson about mentally reframing her sense of self. Don’t let yourself be limited by parameters that don’t actually exist.Similarly, Rosario encouraged the audience to aim high but also to give yourself a break. As she explained, everyone has done, regularly does, or will do something that doesn’t come out as expected and suddenly becomes their own worst critic, even a United States’ Treasurer. “We are our own worst critics. Learn to forgive yourself.”When I asked Rosario how she dealt with other critics, she said “You know I just don’t care about them. Do what you need to do and what you think is right.” The response from the audience was audible – everyone clearly agreed.Nina’s top tip was “Life is a marathon. Never forget the long view.” She explained that running and yoga can be a framework for understanding the world. “I ask myself, ‘what would I care about if I was 103?’” she said. This perspective ensures that she is minimizing the amount of regret in life.While this event was initially an opportunity to simply bring more female voices into the conversation at EMC World, the advice that Nina, Molly, and Rosario shared goes far beyond gender. Inspiration comes in many forms and from many sources.last_img read more

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Notre Dame, Navy partnership serves as foundation of historic series

first_imgAs many young men enlisted or were drafted into the military during World War II, Notre Dame’s enrollment sank and the University was on the verge of closing. Thanks to an agreement between the Navy and Notre Dame, however, the University was able to keep its doors open. Observer File Photo Members of the Notre Dame ROTC program perform an end of year Presidential Pass Review on South Quad.Notre Dame’s connection with the Navy began in 1941, Capt. Mark Prokopius, the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Notre Dame, said.“The students would go through a four-year continuum of classes and then get a reserve commission in the Navy,” he said. “But, with the advent of World War II, the Navy realized the need to basically make more officers.”Thus, in 1942, the Navy began a V-7 program at Notre Dame to train midshipmen over the course of four months. In September of that year, Prokopius said, the Navy began a V-12 program at the University.“The V-12 program basically really was designed to put more officers into the Navy,” he said. “Roughly 125,000 people went through the entire program in the entire country. Notre Dame did almost 12,000 of those. In the end, having those midshipmen, those Navy personnel on campus really saved the University.”In return for the Navy’s contribution to Notre Dame’s success, Prokopius said, University President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh established a football relationship between the Naval Academy and the University.“When Fr. Hesburgh came back to the University in 1945 and subsequently became the president in 1952, he was so grateful for what the Navy had done for the University that he made the promise that we will continue the relationship with the Navy,” he said. “And that has then perpetuated into the longest running, uninterrupted, intersectional rivalry in the country.”Navy broke Notre Dame’s 43-game series victory streak in 2007. Prokopius said at the time, he was commanding a submarine and several officers who had graduated from the Academy.“I came in, in the morning, and taped to my computer screen was a picture of Jimmy Clausen getting sacked by a Navy defender, with the Navy defender in this horizontal dive,” he said. “It was a three-overtime game, and it was pretty rough breaking that string, but being a Notre Dame grad and then going at it with my Naval Academy junior officers that worked with me, it was fun.”Sophomore Bridget Ralph, a member of the Naval ROTC at Notre Dame, said she is looking forward to the game this weekend because of her connection to both schools.“I live in Annapolis and I’ve grown up near the Naval Academy,” she said. “I’m really excited for a Notre Dame-Navy game because I’ve been to a lot of games at home because my dad works at the Naval Academy. So I’m kind of a Navy fan, but obviously a Notre Dame fan in this game.”The University is pulling out all the stops for the pregame festivities, Ralph said, as there will be a fly-over and a flag-unfurling.“This game is the military appreciation game, so we’ll have our color guard on the field and then there’s going to be a flag unfurling,” she said. “I know a lot of people in the Navy ROTC do the flag-unfurling, so there will be a big flag and they’re practicing with the band and everything.”Junior Matthew Bartilotti said both his father and grandfather were in the Navy — a tradition that influenced his decision to join the Naval ROTC. His father graduated from Notre Dame in 1990, which Bartilotti said affected his decision to attend Notre Dame. Bartilotti added that the University’s appreciation for the military also impacted his decision to attend Notre Dame.“When you look at all the Navy ROTC programs, no school really comes close to Notre Dame’s respect and appreciation for the military,” he said. “I’ve heard from people who are ROTC units at California state schools or even some other schools where they can’t wear their uniforms to class because some students are so anti-military. Some professors, even, are so anti-military that they just avoid that confrontation.“It’s kind of humbling to see how respected the ROTC students are for what they do at this school and what we will be doing. It’s really humbling to see how supportive and how appreciative our student body is.”This respect for the military is evidenced in the Navy-Notre Dame games, Bartilotti said.“Navy is the one team that nobody boos when they run out the tunnel,” he said. “I don’t know how much of that has to do with Notre Dame being a more conservative school than most other schools — I just think that our student body has a good sense of patriotism and pride for the military, which is so refreshing, especially when you hear what happens at some other schools.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, Naval Academy, Naval ROTC, Notre Dame-Navy rivalry, ROTClast_img read more

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National Grid Prepares For This Afternoon’s Severe Weather

first_imgNational Grid encourages customers to be prepared for severe weather, and to keep safety a priority with the following reminders:Electricity & Generator SafetyCustomers can go online to report an outage to National Grid.Never touch downed power lines; always assume they are carrying live electricity. Downedlines should immediately be reported to National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or by calling 911.Generators used to supply power during an outage must be operated outdoors toprevent the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide. Before operating a generator, be sure to disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker, located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could endanger our crews and your neighbors.Customers who depend on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should register as a life support customer by calling National Grid at 1-800-642- 4272. In a medical emergency, always dial 911.Keep working flashlights and extra batteries handy and be sure to charge all electronic devices before the storm.Please use caution when driving near emergency responders and crews restoring power.Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage.Customers with active electricity accounts can text ‘REG’ to NGRID (64743) to have personalized alerts sent to them via text, email or phone when we detect outage s on their properties.Customers also can text ‘OUT’ to 64743 to report an outage.For real-time power outage information, online outage reporting, and in-depth storm safety information, visit National Grid’s Outage Central website. Customers who create online profiles also can register for email alerts. “National Grid is closely monitoring this afternoon’s weather forecast, which calls for potential scattered severe thunderstorms, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain throughout portions of Western New York” read the statement.“The most severe weather is expected in the western most tip of the state and is predicted to stretch northward along the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)center_img BUFFALO – National Grid said they are prepared to respond to potential weather-related power outages this afternoon and tonight.In a statement, National Grid spokesperson David Bertola said they are keeping their eyes on conditions and crews are at the ready to respond should severe weather disruption service across the area.last_img read more

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Nakayama Honored

first_imgFamily, friends and coworkers of Tommy Nakayama gathered at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, on Monday, May 21, to honor and remember the former head of the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.Nakayama passed away in 2012, at age 84, after earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; serving the United States in World War II; marrying his wife and raising four children; working at Miller Brewing Company and serving on the University of California-Davis, University of Hawaii and UGA faculties. During the local remembrance ceremony, a portrait of Nakayama, painted by local artist Jennifer Edwards, was unveiled. The portrait will hang in the UGA Center for Food Safety on the university’s Griffin campus alongside images of food science department heads who preceded Nakayama. A ‘Thunderhead’ Japanese black pine tree was also planted in the garden in honor of Nakayama and his heritage.The Nakayama family presented a gift to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) that made possible two scholarships as well as the portrait commission and the tree purchase. The family is in the process of setting up an endowment in Nakayama’s name to encourage the continuation of excellence in the food science department at UGA-Griffin.Rakesh Singh, the current head of the food science and technology department, came to UGA 10 years after Nakayama’s retirement, but met him previously at an international meeting.“Within 10 minutes of meeting him, I could see how charming he was,” Singh said. “I have been told the food science employees were the happiest during his tenure because of his leadership.”Nakayama encouraged the faculty and staff to spent time together in leisure activities, like games of ping-pong during afternoon breaks, as a means of building camaraderie and team building.Manjeet Chinnan, retired CAES food engineer, remembers Nakayama and his wife, Kathy, invited faculty to their home often.“He was in a different class. He had us call him ‘Tommy,’” Chinnan said. “He was very compassionate and created a family atmosphere in our department.”Brahm Verma, retired UGA agricultural engineer, worked closely with Nakayama and remembers him as a “deep and wise” person.“To be wise, you have to have understanding. He did things in such a way that, when he taught you, you didn’t know you were being taught. And, when he led you, you didn’t know you were being led,” Verma said. “That’s a rare gift. I deeply regret the conversations we didn’t have.”Richard Stinchcomb, retired UGA-Griffin research technician, recalled learning the process of converting wine grapes into wine after a short conversation with Nakayama that began: “Hey, Richard. Let me show you something.”“He explained to me how Georgia actually grows wine grapes, and then went on to tell me how they are filtered. I learned more from that man in 15 minutes than I would have by reading any number of books,” Stinchcomb said.Jerry Arkin, retired UGA-Griffin assistant provost, credits Nakayama for steering the campus to international work.“He had an ability to see where we were today and where we should be tomorrow. He played a major role in globalizing the campus,” Arkin said.Kay McWatters, retired UGA food scientist, recalled how Nakayama encouraged a team of UGA-Griffin food scientists to work with cowpeas and create life-sustaining products for people in underdeveloped countries.“In the South, we call them black-eyed peas, not cowpeas. Dr. Nakayama brought in a scientist to teach us how to rehydrate cowpeas and process them into a flour, and so our international work began,” McWatters said. “Twenty years later, our team won an Institute of Food Technologists award for this work, and Tommy made that happen.”Nakayama’s wife, sister, four children and some grandchildren attended the ceremony. His eldest son, Grant Nakayama, shared a few memories of what life was like growing up as a child of a food scientist.“At home, we had many informal taste tests. Dad had the stomach of a vulture. He could eat anything and not get sick, which was perfect for a food scientist, Grant Nakayama said.“We would go out into the fields with our dad to pick crops on hot days in fields that were filled with insects. This truly gave us an appreciation for agriculture.”To learn more about making a gift to CAES, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by calling (706) 542-3390 or emailing [email protected](More photos from the ceremony can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHskBx8gPY.)last_img read more

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Latin American authorities take steps to alleviate prison overcrowding

first_imgBy Dialogo March 09, 2014 Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa declared that he would end prison overcrowding in 2014 by building three new “social rehabilitation centers” in the provinces of Guayas, Cotapaxi and Azuay. The new facilities will add 15,000 spaces to Ecuador’s prison capacity. In Honduras, increased operations by the Sinaloa Cartel has led to more arrests in recent years of Mexican nationals, said Simeón Flores, the Honduran director of prisons. The higher number of captures has contributed to prison overcrowding in Honduras. More than 13,000 inmates are incarcerated in Honduran prisons, in facilities which were built to house 10,000 people. Honduran officials are also going forward with plans to build new prisons to alleviate overcrowding, Flores said. One new prison will be in the department of Santa Barbara, about 100 kilometers south of San Pedro Sula, and the other will be in the department of El Paraiso, Flores said. Collectively, the two prisons will cost about $30 million (USD), Flores said. Each facility will house more than 2,000 inmates. Authorities in Colombia are considering different approaches to relieve the overcrowding in that country’s prisons. Following the fatal riot in Barranquilla, President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he was “backing moves to increase the use of house arrest rather than jail time for individuals sentenced to less than eight years in prison.” Colombian authorities are also considering building more detention facilities. The government is assessing the possibility of building a new prison center on the northern coast, Minister of Justice Alfonso Gómez Méndez said in late February 2014. However, building new detention facilities would be very costly, according to Farid Benavides, a former vice minister for criminal policy within the Colombian Ministry of Justice. “The difficulty with this solution is that the government simply doesn’t have the money to pay for new prisons that will cost the taxpayer up to $200 million USD.” Benavides suggested a more effective solution: Colombia’s prison authority, INPEC, could hire more prison guards. “With only 10,000 guards overseeing more than 120,000 prisoners across 142 prisons, it’d make more sense for INPEC to increase the number of guards managing the prisons,” said Benavides. Whatever the approach, it is clear that Colombian officials must devise a plan for alleviating dangerous prison overcrowding, Benavides said. In January 2014, Colombia’s prisons held 120,387 inmates in facilities designed to hold 70,066 people, authorities said. Meanwhile, the number of inmates continue to rise, as Colombian security forces continue to capture suspects from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Los Urabenos, Los Rastrojos, the National Liberation Army (ELN) and other organized crime groups. “This problem (of overcrowding) is compounded by the fact that each month now our jails are being filled with up to 3,000 new prisoners,” Benavides said. “Prison overcrowding in Colombia has reached record levels, with some facilities close to 60 percent over capacity, and some prisons, like Riohacha in La Guajira, at 350 percent (above capacity).” In Ecuador, security forces have completed several successful security operations during the last year, which led to the captures of thousands of organized crime suspects. Some of those suspects have pleaded guilty or have been found guilty following a trial, which is putting more pressure on Ecuador’s prison system. “In the last six months of 2013 alone, the prison population in Ecuador rose by 3,000,” said Jorge Vicente Paladines Rodríguez, a professor of criminology at the Simón Bolivar Andean University in Quito. In recent months, Ecuadorean lawmakers passed a law that should help ease prison overcrowding, Paladines said. The law, which will come into effect in August 2014, will decrease the length of prison sentences for some drug trafficking offenses. “Small-scale drug traffickers, for example, will now carry a sentence of one to three years down from the previous homicide-style punishment of twelve years,” Paladines said. said. A recent series of violent events in detention facilities throughout Latin America highlighted a problem many countries are dealing with: chronic prison overcrowding. In January 2014, inmates rioted at the overcrowded Modelo prison in Barranquilla in northern Colombia. A fire broke out during the riot, and 16 inmates died during the disturbance. In December 2013, 55 inmates escaped from an overcrowded Ecuadorean prison. In Honduras, inmates in the overcrowded prison system are actively recruiting other prisoners to join organized crime groups, authorities said. Prison overcrowding in Ecuador and Hondurascenter_img Colombian authorities consider solutions The number of inmates in Ecuadorean and Honduran prisons has grown significantly in recent years, thanks to the effectiveness of security forces in those countries. Ecuador is a major transit point for cocaine and synthetic drugs which are produced in South America and transported by transnational criminal organizations, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, to Mexico, the United States, and Canada. In recent years, Ecuadorean security forces have succeeded in capturing thousands of drug trafficking suspects, which has put pressure on the country’s prison system. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of inmates in Ecuador’s prisons grew from 11,000 to 25,000, said Fernando Carrión, a security analyst based in Quito. “Last year, the National Police seized 57 tons of narcotics, up from 46 tons in 2012, which brought with it a large increase in arrests and now over 60 percent of prisoners are convicted drug traffickers,” Carrión said. In recent years, the Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican organized crime groups, such as Los Zetas, have increased their operations in Ecuador. That has led to more captures of Mexican drug trafficking suspects by Ecuadorean security forces, Carrión noted. Ecuadorean security forces are also capturing increasing numbers of Colombian drug traffickers, the security analyst said. Overcrowding in Ecuador’s detention system Building new prisonslast_img read more

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Why we shame millennials living at home

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career.And, I live at home with my parents–out of choice. I sleep in my childhood bed. My pressed business shirts are always a bit scrunched, because the closet they hang in was built for an 8-year-old’s wardrobe.At first, I was ashamed of my situation. It’s hard not to be, when the internet is rife with lovely pieces that equate moving home with “losing at life.” Or, remember that time Bloomberg made those nice e-cards that were supposed to “motivate” millennials to move out by bullying them? Probably not, since they’ve since taken down the microsite housing them.We’re conditioned to think that the 48.8% (yes, nearly half) of 25-year-olds living at home are lazy, unfortunate, unemployed, unadventurous, and underdeveloped. There could surely be no other reason for an act so, just, well, wrong, other than financial necessity, right? continue reading »last_img read more

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