Police officer suspended after turning in driver involved in accident to ICE: Chief

first_imgrustythedog/iStock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — A Virginia police department has suspended one of its officers after he turned a driver involved in a traffic accident over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the local police chief. The Fairfax County Police officer, who was not named, was handling a traffic accident in Alexandria on Saturday afternoon when he found that one of the drivers involved did not have a Virginia license, Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said in a statement.After the officer conducted a check to verify the man’s DMV record, he received a notification from ICE stating that the man was wanted for an administrative violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing, Roessler said. The officer then contacted the ICE agent listed on the warrant and advised the agent “that they were close by,” Roessler said.The officer issued a uniform summons to the man for not having an operator’s license, and then “decided to detain the driver through a custodial detention” and turn him over to the ICE agent.The officer’s actions violated a general order for the department that was adopted in 2007, which states that officers should not confirm an administrative warrant of removal for individuals who are not in custody or being taken into custody, according to the statement.“The majority of such administrative warrants represent civil violations of immigration law,” the order states.Also, officers are trained to not enforce administrative warrants, or detain someone based on such a warrant, and that they “have no authority to enforce federal law.” The police department has been working closely with community members and advocates to review its orders, Roessler said.“As a matter of full transparency to our community – our police officer violated our longstanding policy and deprived a person of their freedom, which is unacceptable,” Roessler said, adding that he immediately directed that an internal investigation be conducted “to ensure that all are held accountable for this violation.”The police officer has been relieved of all law enforcement duties pending the outcome of the investigation, he said.“Our county is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and no one should have the perception that FCPD is acting as a civil immigration agent for ICE,” Roessler said. “This matter damages our reputation and the longstanding policy that I have stated many times that our officers shall not act as immigration agents.”The driver was released three hours later and issued an ankle monitor, Roessler said.As local jurisdictions around the country have taken steps to limit the information provided to federal immigration authorities, President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to revoke funding from those municipalities. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor – Political Science

first_imgBaruch College – Assistant Professor – PoliticalScienceJob DescriptionBaruch College’s Political Science Department invitesapplications for a tenure track position as assistant professor inthe subfield of Public Policy. Primary areas of interest include,but are not limited to, social welfare policy and inequality, civilrights, LGBTQ rights, race and public policy, and gender and publicpolicy. The position will begin in the Fall semester 2021.Baruch, a senior college of the City University of New York(CUNY), is located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron districtof Manhattan. Baruch has an extremely diverse student body of morethan 18,000, many of them first-generation college students. Weseek faculty who thrive in multicultural academic environments andare committed to access and excellence in higher education.www.baruch.cuny.eduDuties include: Performs teaching, research and guidance dutiesin area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee anddepartment assignments including administrative, supervisory, andother functions. Compensation and Benefits:CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefitspackage covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits,paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also providementoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication aspart of our commitment to ongoing faculty professionaldevelopment.Qualifications:Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or closelyrelated field at time of appointment and an active research agenda.Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstratedscholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with othersfor the good of the institution.- How to Apply:STEP ONE:Go to the CUNY website http://www.cuny.edu/employment.htmlto see the complete position description and job requirements inCUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #22286. You canview and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following directlink to the posting.https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=22286&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1Candidates must provide a cover letter describing research andteaching interests, CV, writing samples, and (if applicable) anyformal evaluations of teaching performance. STEP TWO – Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/All applicants are required to have three confidential lettersof recommendation submitted electronically by their references asdescribed below.Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/and enter the contact information for three (3) references. Theonline system will automatically send your references a request tosubmit a letter via the system. Full instructions will beprovided.Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.Closing Date: For full consideration, all materials, including letters ofrecommendation, must be received by April 17, 2021.EEO Statement:CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veteransand women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also includedamong our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will notbe discriminated against on the basis of any legally protectedcategory, including sexual orientation or gender identity.EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.last_img read more

Why things look good for the housing market right now

first_imgHousing starts exceeded estimates in November (Credit: iStock)The year is rounding out on a strong note for the construction industry.As homebuilder sentiment hits a 20-year high, new government data shows that privately owned housing starts climbed 3.2 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.37 million — up from 1.2 million in November 2008.Building permits in November hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.48 million, a 1.4 percent increase on the revised October rate, and the highest rate since 2007.The figures come amid low mortgage rates, job growth and bolstered consumer confidence, Bloomberg reports.Single‐family housing starts, the biggest sector of the market, were at a rate of 938,000 in November, 2.4 percent above the revised October figure of 916,000. It’s the highest level since January.ADVERTISEMENTHousing starts ticked up in the West and Northeast, but dropped in the Midwest and South. The multifamily segment also rose 4.9 percent to 427,000 units last month, according to the survey.The overall industry, which accounts for about 3 percent of the economy, is still limited due to supply-side constraints like labor and land availability, according to the survey. Plus, mortgage rates have increased in recent weeks, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rising to 3.73 from 3.49 percent in early September.The report for December is due to be released in January 2020. [Bloomberg] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regan This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

VOTE FOR THE WORLD BEST FEMALE YOUNG PLAYER 2013/2014

first_imgDebora Nunes <3 Ő a legjobb! Tar György 23. May 2014. at 04:51 Where are Buceschi and Perianu? Buceschi played really well in Champions League. Perianu played for Romania in Serbia also well. Ibolya Bozgor 23. May 2014. at 09:53 Klivinyi nagyon tehetséges!Ő a NO 1. Klivinyi Kinga Romanian 22. May 2014. at 15:26 Halász Károly 22. May 2014. at 10:09 Dorina 23. May 2014. at 17:04 Related Items: when stop the competition? korsós Nagyon nagy tehetsêg.! HB 26. May 2014. at 13:54 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFollowing the huge success of the World Best Players and Handball PERSON contests and with the clear vision to praise and recognize the potential of some young – new forces in our sport, after WORLD BEST YOUNG MALE PLAYER, Handball-Planet.com organize the voting Contest for the WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE PLAYER 2013/2014. Seven handball journalists from Norway, Denmark, Spain, France, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia made the nominations of 21 players (three per position). The last member of Jury are the visitors of Handball-Planet.com, which votes will be included in the final result.Contest including the players born in 1992 and younger.Please vote for the WORLD BEST YOUNG until June 5:Goalkeepers: Jovana Risovic(ZRK Radnicki Kragujevac – Serbia), Cecilie Greve (HC Odense – Denmark), Marina Vukcevic (ZRK Buducnost Podgorica– Montenegro) VOTELeft wings: Sonja Frey (Thuringer – Austria), Fie Woller (Midtjylland – Denmark), Dorina Korsos (Gyor – Hungary) VOTELeft backs: Estavana Polman (Esbjerg – Netherlands), Kinga Klivinyi (ERD – Hungary), Lois Abbingh (Oldenburg – Netherlands) VOTEPlaymakers: Deborah Nunes  (Metodista Sao Bernardo – Brasil), Daria Dmitrieva (Dinamo Volgograd – Russia), Grace Zaadi  (Metz handball – France) VOTERight backs: Louise Burgaard  (Viborg HK – Denmark), Szimonetta Planéta (Győri Audi ETO KC – Hungary), Stine Skogrand (Tertnes – Norway) VOTERight wings: Anna Vyakhireva (Zvezda – Russia), Sara Ristovska (ZRK Metalurg – Macedonia),Marit Røsberg Jacobsen (Byasen – Norway) VOTELine-players: Katarina Jezic (ZRK Buducnost – Montenegro), Linn Blohm (IK Savehof – Sweden), Szederke Sirián  (Győri Audi ETO KC – Hungary) VOTEJury members:Zorica Radojkovic (balkan-handball.com, Serbia)Patrick Andersen (Denmark, hbold.dk)Lojze Grcman (SIOL, Slovenia)Nicolas Chardon – (Handnews.fr TEAM (France)Jelena Bagaric (Sportnet.hr – Croatia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Ibolya Szekeres (Time Out Magazine, Hungary)center_img Klivinyi Kinnga!! Eduardo Faria 23. May 2014. at 16:07 Klivinyi kinga and Korsos Dotina the best 12 Comments ShareTweetShareShareEmail petra 23. May 2014. at 17:28 Klivinyi Kinga 23. May 2014. at 09:01 12 Comments Anna Vyakhireva thy best!!! Terefere 4. June 2014. at 15:06 Szucsánszki Zita (FTC)Örök tehetség. handballfanatic 23. May 2014. at 10:30 Erzsébet Gurzó 23. May 2014. at 12:34 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Karl Denson Announces ‘Fantastic’ Fall Tour Additional Dates

first_imgMaster musician Karl Denson has just announced a West Coast extension of his 2015 “Fantastic” fall tour schedule! Bringing his band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on the road, Denson will kick off a West Coast run on November 12th at Terrapin Crossroads before heading up and down the West Coast. The run culminates in a two-night stand at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend!Denson’s band is sounding tighter than ever, and, in a recent exclusive with L4LM, the multi-instrumentalist discussed plans to record new music to be released in 2016. Denson is also planning to perform Prince’s Dirty Mind on Halloween (more info here), so be on the look out for some fun KDTU shows in the near future!You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to Denson’s website for further details.KARL DENSON’S FANTASTIC FALL TOUR 20159/25 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *9/26 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre **10/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex10/2 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up10/9 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse10/10 – Charlotte, NC – U.S. National Whitewater Center10/11 – Birmingham, AL – Vulcan Park & Museum10/30 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre ^10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^11/12 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads Music Hall11/13 – Nevada City, CA – Miners Foundry11/14 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley11/17 – Napa, CA – City Winery11/18 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre ***11/19 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall ***11/20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ***11/21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ***11/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl11/28 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl1/6 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise* w/ Drew Emmit** w/ Robert Randolph*** w/ Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers^ Performing Prince’s classic album, Dirty Mindlast_img read more

Welch to FDA: Exempt pure maple and honey from ‘Added Sugar’ label rule

first_imgVermont Business Magazine As the comment period for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Label draws to a close, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Representative Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter(link is external) to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib last Friday insisting he exempt pure maple syrup and honey from any new “added sugars” disclosure requirements.The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) of 1938 authorizes the FDA to regulate labeling of most packaged food products. To ensure that the Nutrition Facts label remains scientifically valid and helpful to consumers, the FDA is proposing to revamp the label, in part by requiring products to disclose the amount of added sugars they contain.  Under the proposed changes to the label, FDA would require an added sugar disclosure for most products.“While we support FDA’s effort to ensure the label remains scientifically valid and helpful to consumers, we are concerned about the misleading impression that an ‘added sugars’ disclosure on single ingredient maple and honey products would create,” wrote the legislators.  “An ‘added sugars’ declaration on single ingredient maple and honey products may signal to consumers that these pure products – such as a bottle of maple syrup or jar of honey – actually contain added sweeteners such as table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. This is patently false.”The members continued, “We appreciate FDA’s recognition of this issue and willingness to consider alternative labeling options for these products. Although the FDA’s March 2, 2018 Draft Guidance would allow manufacturers to add a symbol immediately after the added sugars daily value directing consumers to clarifying language elsewhere on the label, this approach seems unlikely to reduce consumer confusion. The simplest, most common sense solution to this issue would be to exempt single ingredient maple and honey products from the added sugars disclosure requirement because they do not, in fact, contain any added sugars.”Other legislators signing the Welch-Cramer letter were, from the House, Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Ann Kuster (D-N.H), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), and David Joyce (R-Ohio).  And from the Senate, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Angus King (I-Maine), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Christopher Murphy (D-Conn).Consumers can submit comments by visiting the FDA website(link is external). The comment period closes on June 15, 2018.The text of the letter follows:June 8, 2018The Honorable Scott Gottlieb, M.D.CommissionerFood and Drug Administration10903 New Hampshire Avenue(link is external)Silver Spring, MD(link is external)  20993(link is external)Re: Docket ID: FDA-2018-D-0075Dear Commissioner Gottlieb:We write today regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Label. While we support FDA’s effort to ensure the label remains scientifically valid and helpful to consumers, we are concerned about the misleading impression that an “added sugars” disclosure on single ingredient maple and honey products would create. As FDA finalizes its changes to the label, we ask that you exempt these products from any new “added sugars” disclosure requirements.As you know, the Nutrition Facts label has not been meaningfully updated in decades. We commend the FDA for its effort to revamp this label and fully support this undertaking. By incorporating the latest evidence-based information on nutrient, fat, and caloric content, the updated Nutrition Facts label will help consumers make more informed, healthy dietary choices.As part of this effort, we understand that the FDA plans to require an “added sugars” disclosure for most products. While this label will provide consumers with a greater understanding of the types and sources of sugar they are consuming, we are concerned about the misleading impression this requirement would create for single ingredient maple and honey products.The presence of an “added sugars” label may lead consumers to believe that maple syrup and honey are no longer pure products, undermining decades of education and marketing while negatively impacting sales.  An “added sugars” declaration on single ingredient maple and honey products may signal to consumers that these pure products – such as a bottle of maple syrup or jar of honey – actually contain added sweeteners such as table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. This is patently false. Moreover, this requirement could set back years of consumer-focused education aimed at highlighting the pure aspect of these products and guarding against adulterated brands.We appreciate FDA’s recognition of this issue and willingness to consider alternative labeling options for these products. Although the FDA’s March 2, 2018 Draft Guidance would allow manufacturers to add a symbol immediately after the added sugars daily value directing consumers to clarifying language elsewhere on the label, this approach seems unlikely to reduce consumer confusion. The simplest, most commonsense solution to this issue would be to exempt single ingredient maple and honey products from the added sugars disclosure requirement because they do not, in fact, contain any added sugars.Additionally, we appreciate FDA’s April 13, 2018 decision to extend the Draft Guidance comment period by 45 days. As you know, maple producers across the country are in the midst of sugaring season and beekeepers have just finished pollination season. This has left little time for them to weigh in on FDA’s proposal. Further, the honey industry is currently undertaking an effort to study the impact of the guidance on consumer perception and to submit for FDA’s consideration. Extending the comment period deadline to June 15, 2018 will provide producers with the time necessary to submit meaningful feedback. By exempting maple and honey from an “added sugars” disclosure, FDA is well positioned to support these industries while reducing consumer confusion. We look forward to working with you on this matter.Sincerely,[Other legislators signing the Welch-Cramer letter were, from the House, Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Ann Kuster (D-N.H), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), and David Joyce (R-Ohio).  And from the Senate, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Angus King (I-Maine), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Christopher Murphy (D-Conn).]last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgHighlawn added a second story to its east building in 2012. On Monday, the Prairie Village City Council approved the addition of a second story to its east building.Prairie Village council approves Highlawn expansion. The Prairie Village city council on Monday by a vote of 11-1 gave final approval to a plan to expand Highlawn Montessori School. The expansion includes the addition of a second story to the school’s west building that will house two new elementary school classrooms.Register to continuelast_img read more

AVIXA Foundation Is Inviting Students and Educators to Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

first_imgThe AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host 140 students, educators, and community leaders from Southern California for an AV experience event at the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Attendees will tour the Coliseum to get an up-close look at the new AV technology in action, from scoreboards to displays, and meet with AV professionals to learn about careers in the industry.“It’s so important to help young people visualize future career possibilities,” said Joseph Valerio, program director, AVIXA Foundation. “At the Coliseum, students will see first-hand the vibrant experiences AV professionals create in their own community. Events like this are an essential part of the AVIXA Foundation’s mission to showcase the exciting opportunities in the AV industry and help build more bridges from school to the workplace.”The 96-year-old stadium, home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans and Los Angeles Rams, recently underwent a $300 million renovation to bring it up to modern standards in preparation for its 100-year anniversary celebration in 2023 and the 2028 Summer Olympics.During the event’s tour, attendees will explore the Coliseum’s AV technology, including two LED displays measuring 26.5 feet high by 99.5 feet wide on the east side of the stadium, LED ribbon boards in the press box, a 6,000 sq. ft. LED scoreboard, and more. Students will also learn about careers in the AV industry from representatives for Atomos, Canon, Sony, Shure, and other companies.The event will draw students from several Southern California school districts, including Bellflower Unified School District, Downey Unified School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, and Newport Mesa Unified School District.See related  Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 1“As the Director of College and Career Readiness for my district, I’m always looking for opportunities to connect our students with industry professionals, especially in the greater Los Angeles region, which is ripe with opportunities in this particular field,” said John M. Harris of Downey Unified School District. “Events like this help students experience the real-world applications for everything they’re learning in our schools’ Career and Technical Education pathways program and further cement their future career goals.”The L.A. Coliseum event is a collaboration between AVIXA, educational consultants/liaisons 2CPR Group and Bayha Group, creative agency Pier Collective and event producer HIN Events.“Together, we are shifting the paradigm of what is possible in public education by building awareness for career pathways in AV and production,” said Kelly Mazanti, founder and CEO, Pier Collective. “This event facilitates connections between industry and education by bringing individuals together to share experiences, develop strategic partnerships, and build community,”“We’re also excited to announce that in September, West Hills College Coalinga will begin offering a new introductory course called Audiovisual Essentials with AVIXA. Students from our partner high schools around California can enroll for free and earn college credit,” said Angela Allison, co-founder, 2CPR Group. “This course is a valuable first step for students to build a foundation towards pursuing careers in AV.”The AVIXA Foundation is here.last_img read more

Target and Neiman Marcus hacks: The latest

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many questions remained unanswered Monday after Target said its holiday shopping hack was worse than first believed, and another major retailer said it too had been breached.By Gregory Wallace  @gregorywallaceNeiman Marcus said over the weekend that cards of some customers had been used fraudulently, but provided little additional information.It follows a breach at Target that could become the largest in U.S. retail history. The company acknowledged Friday that up to 110 million customers were affected.“Clearly we are accountable and we are responsible—but we are going to come out at the end of this a better company and we are going to make significant changes,” Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in an interview with CNBC.In addition to the 40 million customers of the chain’s U.S. stores whose credit and debit card data was stolen during the busy holiday shopping season, hackers lifted personal information — including names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers — for 70 million customers.There may be some overlap between the two groups, but Target couldn’t say how many were counted twice.Among those 70 million people may be customers who haven’t shopped at Target recently, but whose information was stored in company databases. It was unclear if online shoppers were impacted by the personal information breach, and spokeswoman Molly Snyder said only the information was collected and stored “during the normal course of business.”Related: Tips to protect your moneyNeiman Marcus said Saturday it, too, was “the victim of a criminal cyber-security intrusion” involving customers’ credit cards.The luxury retailer said in an online post that it was notifying “customers whose cards we know were used fraudulently after purchasing at our stores.” Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said she could not say how many customers were affected or notified. continue reading »last_img read more