Letter To The Editor: Love Overcomes Hate

first_imgBy BEATRICE N. ODEZULU, MBALos AlamosI am writing as an African American woman with four kids and a husband trying to process the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd. We have mourned and now are trying to heal. My children are asking me questions which I do not have any answer to. However, a Scripture popped up in my heart, “Love overcomes hate”. Love your neighbor means treat them the way you would want to be treated. The community has a huge role to play in creating an environment where love prevails. When you see a person, see them as a human being first. We all bleed, hurt, and want good things in life. The color of my skin does not take away my humanity. It is deep ignorance to think that the quantity of melanin (pigment that determines skin tone) that someone has, makes them less human. When donating blood or signing up to be an organ donor, nobody cares what your skin color is. Yet, skin color has resulted in untold hardship for thousands.Some may not understand the term “white privilege” because they have never been on the other side of the fence. It means the hurdles and glass ceilings you don’t have to constantly deal with in the ordinary course of living, because you have the “right” skin color. If you have not been followed around while shopping, you are enjoying that privilege. [That’s the reason I don’t like shopping. My husband does all the shopping]. In 2012, I went with my then 7-year-old girl to our beloved CB Fox to shop. A clerk kept following us so that my daughter innocently asked why the woman was following us. I told her she wanted to make sure we were not having any problems. My daughter pointed out that she was not following other shoppers and then I had to tell her the bitter truth: “There are things people will do to you and not to others, just because of your skin color”. People that act that way will not consider themselves racists. It is just ingrained in our society and people do it without giving thought to why they are doing it.The African American male suffers the consequences of racial profiling in a proportion that is heart-breaking. Even with education and civility, it does not erase how they are being viewed and treated. My husband has a Ph.D. in Physiology and Anatomy, yet he cannot get a job to provide for his family. His job as a professor in Northern New Mexico College was terminated 6 years ago because of racial injustice. His students protested because they loved him, and he was a wonderful teacher that made the most difficult course easy to understand.Peaceful protest of racial injustice is one way to overcome this evil. I was touched when I saw the variety of people protesting: white, black, yellow, red, young, old etc. It shows there is hope for humanity. Love is the way to extend it to our homes. What and how we talk, at our dinner tables, about other people different from us matter. Choose the love way. Explain to your family that even if people are different from you, they are humans and have the same basic needs you have.last_img read more

On The Job In Los Alamos: Pet Pangaea Central Park Square

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos today at Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square, is employee Shawn Williams assisting customer Mary Jo Waltman with a variety of pet treats and supplies. Pet Pangaea’s stated mission is to contribute to the well-being of pets in the Los Alamos area. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 505.661.1010 or visit petpangaea.com. #worklosalamos #wherediscovoriesaremade Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img

DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee Inc. Names New President

first_imgDENSO Corp. has named Takeshi Nagasaka as president of its DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee Inc. (DMAT) operations in Athens, Tennessee, effective June 1. Nagasaka succeeds Youichi Yamashita, who returned to Japan to serve at DENSO Trim, a Power Train affiliate.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementNagasaka joined DENSO Corp. in Japan (DNJP) in 1982 and began his career in the production engineering division as a production engineer. In 1990, Nagasaka moved to the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division as supervisor. At that time, he was in charge of fuel pump production engineering for Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corporation (AFCO) and DNJP. In 1996, Nagasaka took an overseas assignment to serve as a manager at AFCO in Anderson, South Carolina. He then returned to DNJP as the manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division.In 2003, Nagasaka was named general manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division, and in 2010 he was promoted to director of the same division. In 2015, he was named president of DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Det norske Provides Update on Johan Sverdrup Appraisal Well, Norway

first_imgDet norske oljeselskap ASA has, as partner in PL 265 (20 percent), by core samples confirmed oil shows in weathered and fractured basement rocks in the secondary objective of appraisal well 16/2-17 B.No sandstone reservoir was found in the primary objective.The well is an 800 meter westerly sidetrack from the Fault Margin well 16/2-17 S onto the basement high immediately west of the Johan Sverdrup discovery. The coring operation in the reservoir section is still ongoing. Final results are thus not yet available.Statoil is the operator for PL 265.[mappress]Press Release, June 05, 2013last_img

CSC Brawhead Leisure and Capital & Regional vs Laing O’Rourke: Is that your final answer?

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Albany upgrades

first_imgThe project will see the removal of timber piles, the existing the fender system and supporting structures, which will all be replaced with modern steel piles and a new fender system, as well as new rail lines.Port of Albany is an important gateway for heavy lift cargoes such as generators which place a tremendous strain on the aging wharf system. HLPFI understands that once this project is complete, the port will be able to accommodate an additional number of heavy lift ships at any one time.last_img

SWFL restaurants cited for mislabeling food on menus

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: November 3, 2016 8:31 PM EDT Updated: November 4, 2016 11:12 AM EDT SWFL restaurants cited for mislabeling food on menus FORT MYERS, Fla. – The farm-to-table movement is a growing trend, but a WINK News Call for Action investigation found not every Southwest Florida restaurant is being honest about what they’re serving.Restaurant inspectors ask for an invoice if the restaurant claims to be offering a certain local, organic or farm-to-table food. If the chef or restaurant manager can’t provide an invoice for what the menu claims to be offering, the restaurant could be fined up to $1,000 per occurrence or face license suspension or revocation.Our Call for Action team requested restaurant inspections dating back three years and sorted through them to find restaurants cited for “misrepresentation” in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. We found 13 restaurants who had been cited, three of them multiple times.The No. 1 violation was for the misrepresentation of seafood, including grouper, scallops and white tuna. Restaurants were also cited for incorrectly claiming to not have MSG in their food. One restaurant was cited for incorrectly labeled Kobe beef.All but two of the restaurants changed their menu after they were cited. Our team reached out to the restaurants that changed their menu and most told us it was a clerical error or weren’t aware of some of the rules.Menu discrepanciesWINK News went to two restaurants that hadn’t changed their menu after being cited: Origami Korean-Japanese, 8911 Daniels Parkway, Suite 5 in Fort Myers, and China Wok, 4891 Golden Gate Parkway in Golden Gate.In March, inspectors cited China Wok for advertising “fried scallops” that were actually “imitation seafood nuggets.” WINK News purchased 10 “fried scallops” as listed on the menu and asked a China Wok employee whether they had changed the product or failed to update the menu.When questioned if the scallop was imitation, employee Mindy Ye responded, “They’re imitation. On our menu it says imitation.”But the menu didn’t say imitation. We asked if they planned to change the menu.“A lot of times people will know what is a scallop, but when they ask we say it’s like an imitation seafood,” Ye said. “… We just ordered a new menu. It will say imitation on the menu. … Every time we order a menu it’s supposed to be a lot of them, so we’re not going to print the menu every month. But we do every year so when the new menu [is] coming it’s definitely going to say imitation.”Origami was cited in May for listing “white tuna” on the menu, but the restaurant was actually serving escolar, another a species of fish. WINK News purchased the Bella Rosa sushi roll, which the menu listed as containing white tuna. WINK News went back inside to ask why the menu still had white tuna listed.“We’ve been trying to move so many things,” co-owner Ichi Mura said. “I know it’s not really right for the people but usually most people order, who ordered white tuna years ago, know what it is. And then we always explain because they, you know, are suspicious of us. So we have nothing to hide. I’m sorry about that, supposed to correct the menu, but not 100 percent yet….I don’t want excuse. We’re going to correct ASAP.”The next day the owner reached out to us and sent WINK News a photo of an updated menu with escolar in place of white tuna.Local rancher keeps eye on violatorsKeith Mann started his Punta Gorda ranch after he couldn’t find a local and traceable protein in Southwest Florida.Five years ago, Mann bought several thousand acres and started Three Suns Ranch, where he breeds, raises, slaughters and processes grass-fed bison and beef.“It is very difficult as a consumer to really get in touch with all the processes and individual entities involved in the production of meat, and the more hands in the cookie jar for me, the less wholesome the product is,” Mann said.Mann said he does his own policing when he hears about restaurants that incorrectly claim to be selling his beef or bison. He said in the last five years, he has been alerted to roughly a half-dozen such restaurants.“We consider it theft of the product and a good name,” Mann said.Mann said those restaurants apologized and cited “oversight, clerical errors [and] administrative items” and quickly changed the menu.Be a smart consumerIf you are ever eating out and aren’t sure if what’s advertised is really what you’re eating, ask the chef to see an invoice. If you want to file a complaint against a restaurant you believe to be misrepresenting its food, call 850-487-1395 or click here.You can look up restaurant inspection reports by clicking here.And you can check out details on Southwest Florida restaurants incorrectly labeling food on their menus below. Related Articles: Reporter:Lindsey Sablan SHARElast_img read more

Clyde & Co solicitor referred to tribunal

first_imgA solicitor at international firm Clyde & Co has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over an alleged improper money transfer.Charles Douglas Smith is claimed to have ‘instructed and/or permitted the improper transfer(s) of money from the firm’s client account to the firm’s office account’, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said in a notice published today.The SRA says the tribunal has certified that there is a case to answer, but stressed that the allegations are subject to a hearing and ‘are as yet unproven’.The Law Society’s ‘Find a solicitor’ database states that Smith, admitted in 2004, is a consultant at the London-headquartered firm.Clyde & Co told the Gazette: ‘We are aware of the Solicitors Regulation Authority decision in relation to Charles Smith, a junior partner at the firm from May 2013 to November 2015. The decision relates to how Charles, in his capacity as a department risk partner, processed a number of aged residual client account balances on historic cases. At the time we were working with the Solicitors Regulation Authority to improve our processes in this area. It would not be appropriate to comment further while the tribunal is pending.’last_img read more

First Castle Bruce Community Awards Dinner a success

first_imgLocalNews First Castle Bruce Community Awards Dinner a success by: – August 11, 2015 114 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Johnson Drigo hands over award to Castle Bruce ResidentRoseau, Dominica – Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Johnson Drigo has described as successful the first ever Castle Bruce Awards Dinner. Twenty-nine groups and individuals were recognized for their contributions to agriculture; education; health; community development; youth, sports and culture; and entrepreneurship and finance at the dinner held on Saturday, August 8, 2015.Minister Drigo described Castle Bruce as a special place, full of talented and patriotic people. He said it was only fitting that the community recognized those who had made and continue make meaningful contributions to its development.Among the awardees were; Director of the National Drug Prevention Unit – Jacinta Bannis; former Parliamentary Representative – Oliver Sanderson; Principal of the Castle Bruce Primary School – Jovin Joseph ; The Houston Dominica Association; and Cultural Elder – Damas Challenger. Share Sharelast_img read more

South Korea Aims to Launch a Commercial 5G Network by 2019

first_imgAt the Global 5G Event, taking place this week in Tokyo, Japan,Heo Won-seok, Director of ICT and Broadcasting Technology Policy at South Korea’s Ministry of Science, South Korea is set to complete the deployment of its commercial 5G mobile network in the second half of 2019.According to the officials, the Korean government expects 5G technology to have a penetration rate of nearly 5% in the country in 2020. Mr. Heo in his address also said that 5G subscribers will represent 30% of total mobile subscribers in South Korea in 2021, 50% in 2020 and 90% in 2026.In order to pave the way for the commercial launch of 5G by local operators, the government has plans to allocate spectrum in two years, the officials said. They also claim that the commercial launch in South Korea will be the world’s first commercial 5G offering.Operators aim to launch a 5G trial service for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place in the city of Pyeong Chang. The officials also highlighted that the local telecom operators will start building trial networks in this city as well as in Seoul. With the long-stated goal of having a trial 5G service running in 2018 for the Winter Olympics, the country’s operators will start to build a trial network in PyeongChang and Seoul in the second half of 2017.The government also aims to have autonomous buses in operation for the Winter Olympics Games.South Korea’s second largest mobile operator KT had previously said it expects to complete the construction of a trial 5G network in certain areas of the country by September 2017, ahead of plans for a pilot service of this during the Winter Games. The operator plans to test the network for four to five months before it launches a trial 5G service in early February 2018.In October 2016, the company had set up the network for a test run in the Gwanghwamun area in downtown Seoul, and claims to have seen data transmission speeds of up to 2.3 gigabits per second. KT is collaborating with vendors including ZTE and Ericsson for the deployment.2020 has been set as the global target launch year for 5G services, however many are skeptical about this date, as the path to 5G seems very challenging. This announcement from South Korea provides some encouragement about launch of 5G services.last_img read more