Wahoo protesters want to be in on Cleveland teams talks with MLB

first_imgThe Canadian PressCLEVELAND — Organizers protesting the Cleveland baseball team’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol.A group asking the Cleveland team to abolish the red-faced logo and their nickname gathered outside Progressive Field on Tuesday before the club’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox.They were carrying signs that read “Racism Honors No One” and “Real People Not Mascots.” The advocates peacefully voiced their opinions as police looked on.The movement to replace the Wahoo logo has gained momentum in recent years. The Cleveland team has reduced its usage, but the logo, which the team has used for more than 60 years, still appears on some game caps and jerseys.The team has had talks with MLB about further changes.Commissioner Rob Manfred said during the World Series that he knows “that that particular logo is offensive to some people, and all of us at Major League Baseball understand why.”[email protected]last_img read more

NEW RIDE FOR PREMIER WILL BE LEASED EXPLAINS LAW SHOULD CHANGE

first_img Related Items:Butterfield motors, chevy suburban, lease, premier rufus ewing Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Nov 2014 – Premier says the Office of the Premier should have a better ride or transportation; and the Chevy Suburban selected at Butterfield Motors is a quality choice.  There were corrections for media today when the country’s leader explained that his administration was not about to spend $80,000 on the Suburban; because with government concessions it would have brought the cost to half of that figure. Usually with a smile, pretty happy-go-lucky, Magnetic Media challenged the Premier on whether it was true that this stumbling block made him truly, very angry.   The Premier smiled again, but did admit the process is frustrating; still pointing no fingers but saying residents need to recognize that he is quite content to ride around in his private vehicle but that the office demands an image which should be upheld, for the office and not for him.  As to why this embarrassing situation materialized in the first place, the Premier shared that there are some changes which must happen in the ordinance through the Integrity Commission and a vote in Parliament that would make the elected government more able to make these purchase decisions unhindered.  Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing told MM that it was not anyone’s fault, but that everyone was following the letter of the law which does appear to handcuff government.  The Chevy Suburban will be leased; as for when he will get the new ride… the Premier said “I really don’t know.” Recommended for you Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more

Gang member convicted of murder in shooting death of passing driver

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, October 26, 2018 Updated: 9:09 PMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter VISTA (KUSI) — An Escondido gang member was convicted Friday of first- degree murder for firing shots intended for rivals but instead striking and killing a passing motorist as she headed home from Bible study at her church.After a two-week trial, jurors also found true a special circumstance allegation that 55-year-old Cathy Kennedy was killed while the defendant, 25- year-old Dionicio Torrez Jr., was an active member of a street gang.Torrez faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Dec. 20. The defendant also was convicted of attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle.Deputy District Attorney Laurie Hauf said Torrez fired across a street 12 rounds intended for rivals the night of March 7, 2017. One of those bullets hit Kennedy in the head, and she died at a hospital.Defense attorney Alejandro Morales said the prosecution’s case rested on the word of a 16-year-old boy who was with Torrez that night.The juvenile — who took a plea deal — was the one who fired the shots, Morales told the jury.Hauf said two rival gang members were spotted tagging the apartment complex where Torrez and the teenager lived about 9 p.m.Torrez chased the rivals — followed by the 16-year-old — and Torrez opened fire, according to the prosecutor.The victim was found alongside eastbound Grand Avenue near Midway Drive. Her silver Toyota Camry crashed into a parked vehicle. Gang member convicted of murder in shooting death of passing driverlast_img read more

Rep Sam Farr Defense Communities Ally to Retire from Congress

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR California Rep. Sam Farr (D), a champion for defense community issues on both the national and local level since entering Congress more than 22 years ago, announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of his term.In a social media post announcing his decision not to seek re-election to his Monterey-based district in the state’s Central Coast, Farr recounted one of the enduring efforts he has dealt with since he first came to Washington — the redevelopment of the former Fort Ord.“When I first came to Congress, Fort Ord had just been closed and the community was going through an economic upheaval. Gangs were starting to take hold in Salinas and agriculture was slowly evolving from canned and frozen packaging to fresh-to-table.“I saw all these challenges as opportunities and I acted on them. Fort Ord is now economically stable and growing,” Farr said.To help the region successfully convert the post to civilian uses, Farr worked to provide the Army funds to clean up contamination and unexploded ordnance littering the installation, and to accelerate the property’s transfer to the local governments. More recently, he helped persuade President Obama to declare parts of the installation a national monument.Farr’s support for legislation establishing the no-cost economic development conveyance for BRAC properties and, later, legislation relaxing the requirement for the military to seek fair market value for closed bases benefitted Fort Ord and all base closure communities.Farr, a frequent speaker at ADC conferences, has served as co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus since it was created in 2011. In 2012, he sponsored legislation that now permits all military installations to adopt the “Monterey Model” and enter into intergovernmental support agreements with their host communities.For his long-standing advocacy for defense communities, ADC presented Farr its Senator David Pryor Special Achievement Award in 2007.“I love public service and I am proud of what I have accomplished while in office,” Farr said during his announcement at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. “I’m proud to have followed in my father’s footsteps, the late Senator Fred Farr, and I’d like to think between the two of us we have had a tremendous impact on this region, the state of California and the country we love so much.”Farr’s congressional district is expected to remain in Democratic hands following his retirement, reported CQ.last_img read more

Touchscreen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road

first_imgThe multi-touch steering wheel hardware. Image: Tanja Döring et al. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Lane departure warning systems help drowsy drivers avoid crashes With the numerous technological advances such as mobile phones and texting, the need to keep drivers focused on the road is the idea behind the development of this touch-screen steering wheel. With standard vehicle controls being behind the steering wheel or in the center console, making changes requires the driver to look away from the road. Albrecht Schmidt, a computer science professor who worked on the project believes by creating gesture-enabled steering wheel, drivers will be able to spend more time focused on the road.The steering wheel is made out of 11 millimeter thick acrylic that is ringed with infrared LEDs. There is an infrared camera that is attached to the bottom that detects reflections when the screen is touched. Gestures can be made on the screen without the driver ever having to take their hands off the steering wheel.To create the prototype, researchers asked participants what movements and gestures they currently used on technological devices in order to create the gestures for some 20 commands. Gestures such as pinching two fingers in order to zoom or tracing out the first letter of a command are some that have been included.Once they had established all the different general commands and gestures, the researchers then had participants test the steering wheel in a simulator. The data from the study shows that the new prototype was able to substantially reduce the amount of time a driver needed to take his eyes off the road.Down the road, they believe the technology could include things such as the ability to project information directly onto the windshield as well as a sensor system designed to check road conditions and traffic and alert a driver to stay focused on the road.The prototype was presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and the researchers are currently speaking with automotive companies to look at the possibility of getting this technology into vehicles in the near future. Citation: Touch-screen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road (2011, June 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-touch-screen-wheel-drivers-focused-road.html (PhysOrg.com) — A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart, University of Duisburg-Essen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence have created a prototype automotive steering wheel that uses a touch screen to enable the driver to control things such as the radio or navigate a map without having to take their eyes off the road. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Research papers are available here and here.last_img read more