What we’re reading: Fla. officials back Trump, news organizations refuse to release whistleblower’s name

first_imgprintFla. officials refuse to pay New York Times, agree with Trump’s fake news accusationsThe board of commissioners in Citrus County, Florida said they will not continue paying for their county library’s subscription to The New York Times.The board denied the motion to renew the subscription – County Commissioner Scott Carnahan referred to the publication as “fake news.”“I agree with President Trump. I won’t be voting for this. I don’t want The New York Times in the county,” Carnahan said. This decision prevents the 70,000 cardholders in the county from being able to read The New York Times through the library system.Sandy Price, chairwoman of the Citrus County Special Library District Advisory Board, said “someone’s personal political view does not have a place in deciding what library resources are available for the entire county. Libraries have to ensure all points of view are represented.”News organizations continue to withhold whistleblower’s identityPresident Trump and his supporters continue to call for the release of the whistleblower’s name whose actions have led to the impeachment inquiry against the president.Despite claiming to know the identity of the whistleblower, no news sources have revealed his/her identity.President Trump is continuing his pursuit of the whistleblower’s identity. Photo courtesy of Spencer Platt.Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, said that he does not believe the identity of the whistleblower is important, as “pretty much everything has now been discussed or confirmed on the record, multiple times, by others in the administration.”Some publications have refused to release the whistleblower’s identity due to company policies. Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti said, “[The Post] has long respected the right of whistleblowers to report wrongdoing in confidence, which protects them against retaliation.”The whistleblower’s attorney, Mark Zaid, said that if the name of his client is released, the whistleblower could be subject to retaliation and future whistleblowers may be discouraged from revealing information. ABC News anchor caught saying network shut down story on EpsteinA hot mic caught ABC News anchor Amy Robach saying that officials at the network shut down a story that would have brought Jeffrey Epstein to light three years ago.Project Veritas, a conservative whistleblower watchdog group, released a video where she claims to have had significant evidence that would have incriminated Epstein.However, ABC News wouldn’t air the story, saying it wasn’t important at the time.“There will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known,” Robach said. “I had it all, three years ago.” Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ TCU students match high number of alcohol violations Facebook Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Owen Roche Facebook Twitter Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Kansas City voters get MLK’s name removed from streetKansas City citizens voted to have Martin Luther King Jr.’s name removed from a street by a 70 to 30 percent vote.The street name, formerly “The Paseo,” was changed to honor King earlier this year, taking Kansas City off the list of cities without a street honoring King.Members of Save the Paseo stand to have their voices heard to change the street name back. Photo courtesy of Charlie Riedel.According to U.S. News, a group known as “Save the Paseo” began collecting signatures on a petition to return the street to its original name. The group denied any racist intent, saying that they still hoped to honor King in a different way. Many of the city’s black leaders said that removing the new name would remove a powerful symbol for the black community.“I think that only if you are a black child growing up in the inner city lacking the kind of resources, lacking the kinds of images and models for mentoring, modeling, vocation and career, can you actually understand what that name on that sign can mean to a child in this community,” said Rev. Vernon Howard, president of the Kansas City chapter of the SCLU. That’s all we have today, check back in tomorrow for the latest headlines. Linkedin Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ What we’re reading: Trump fed up with media, Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murdercenter_img TCU Rhino Initiative Club gives voice to dwindling species + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit TCU Master of Accounting program set to go to China this winter Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: November 6, 2019Next articleAlumnus to reopen local bar Owen Roche RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Brazilian Armed Forces Create Medical Center of Excellence

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo August 30, 2018 Through the creation of the Brazilian Armed Forces’ Joint Operational Medical Center (C Cj Med Op FA, in Portuguese), the Brazilian Ministry of Defense (MD, in Portuguese) seeks to provide a center of excellence in the field of operational medicine to train military and civilian health professionals. The new structure, scheduled to open by the end of 2021, will be located at the Mocanguê Naval Complex by the Brazilian Navy Fleet Command (MB, in Portuguese), in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. The project, coordinated by MD’s Interoperability in Subsistence and Operational Medicine Department, focuses on the use of modern technologies for medical simulation to develop doctrine and train in operational medicine. The new structure will be available to service members and auxiliary and civil defense forces. Medical training The center, said MB Commander Hemerson dos Santos Luz, MD Operational Medicine coordinator, will train service members and civilians to assist in emergency, trauma, medical intelligence, and health planning for joint and peacekeeping operations. “The goal is to apply modern knowledge to the care of those wounded in combat, in medical response during crisis and disaster situations, among others,” he said. According to Cmdr. Hemerson, the need for an operational medical joint center has been raised since 2012. “Some events contributed to the development of the project, such as the 2013 doctrinal meeting on Medical Support in Joint and Peace Operations, with the participation of the Armed Forces, and the 2014 Joint and Peace Operations Medical Support Seminar. In 2015, MD considered the project strategic,” the officer said. The center will facilitate integration between the armed forces and civil defense agencies in scenarios that may require complex medical intervention in critical and restricted environments, and humanitarian operations. “Service members in the medical field will be able to speak the same language and use standard equipment,” Cmdr. Hemerson said. Future installations In June 2018, an MD committee visited the Mocanguê Naval Complex to assess the future site of the joint center and attend a coordination meeting with project leaders. Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) service members and officers assigned to the project attended the meeting. Rear Admiral Humberto Giovanni Canfora Mies, director of the Brazilian Navy’s Operational Medical Center (CMOpM, in Portuguese), was among the participants. In addition to identifying the site where the center will be erected, the officer said the meeting established a dialogue with representatives of the forces tasked to identify the main needs of the center. Currently, MB has CMOpM; EB has the Operational Health Course at the Logistics Sergeant School; and the Air Force has the Airspace Medical Institute. “The Armed Forces have their own characteristics due to unique operational aspects. Each force’s operational medical centers will preserve their capacities to meet specific demands,” said Rear Adm. Canfora. “In the Navy, for instance, there is a focus on Surface Warfare Medicine—as healthcare on warships is known—on Submarine Medicine, and on Glacial Medicine, the latter derived from Antarctic operations.” Better trained service members For Rear Adm. Canfora, the creation of a joint center will result in better trained and better equipped service members in the health field. The center will also prepare them to work efficiently in the various scenarios Brazilian troops face. “Institutions that aim for better knowledge of operational medicine, organizing and incorporating it into the Armed Forces, all while taking a responsible, consistent, and clear approach, are essential,” he said. The experience and knowledge of the military’s operational medical centers can greatly contribute to the development of C Cj Med Op FA, the officer said. “For example, since 2009, the Navy Operational Center develops operational medical doctrine ranging from the activation and operation of a hospital ship to the preparation of pre-hospital medical response for a radiological or nuclear accident at a naval base,” he said. Military medicine is relevant not only in hypothetical scenarios, such as war, explained Rear Adm. Canfora. “It’s also important during operations to guarantee law and order, United Nations peacekeeping operations, and humanitarian operations, which bring numerous benefits to society and the Brazilian government,” he concluded.last_img read more