Rule #2 – Tecno Ciencia http://tecno-ciencia.com/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 16:34:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tecno-ciencia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png Rule #2 – Tecno Ciencia http://tecno-ciencia.com/ 32 32 Giving back is always the golden rule https://tecno-ciencia.com/giving-back-is-always-the-golden-rule/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 16:06:29 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/giving-back-is-always-the-golden-rule/ Phil Ralston ’84 BS AccountingLee Business School Alumnus of the Year As longtime president of the American Nevada Company, Phil Ralston’s figurative fingerprints can be found all over the Las Vegas Valley. He has been involved in the planning, development and management of 11,600 acres of planned residential community projects and 2.7 million square feet […]]]>

Phil Ralston

’84 BS Accounting
Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year

As longtime president of the American Nevada Company, Phil Ralston’s figurative fingerprints can be found all over the Las Vegas Valley. He has been involved in the planning, development and management of 11,600 acres of planned residential community projects and 2.7 million square feet of commercial properties from Henderson to North Las Vegas.

Along the way, Ralston has helped negotiate over $1 billion in funding for these and other projects in his roles with American Nevada, which is owned by the Greenspun, Fine and Gale families.

So, yeah, it’s safe to say that Ralston got the most out of his UNLV business degree. But, as impressive as those career accomplishments are, one could argue that Ralston’s accomplishments outside of the office were even more impactful.

Let’s start with his alma mater: For more than two decades, Ralston served on the Lee Business School’s Executive Advisory Board, including two years as president. During his tenure on the board, Ralston played a critical role in raising the profile of the UNLV business school, including helping to develop a transformative five-year strategic plan.

Additionally, Ralston has remained firmly committed to student success. For example, he helped found the Southern Nevada chapter of Financial Executives International, an organization that brings together financial executives from every major industry. Ralston continues to serve on the Local’s Board of Directors, helping secure scholarships for deserving Lee Business School students, as well as matching students with mentors and connecting highly valued grads. successful with employers.

Ralston’s dedication to enriching the Southern Nevada community also extends beyond the UNLV campus. He has served on volunteer boards and committees for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Regional Transportation Commission, and Black Mountain Community Bank.

Then there’s perhaps Ralston’s greatest philanthropic passion: Since 2008, he’s personally raised more than $400,000 for the St. Baldrick Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research. Originally inspired by the daughter of a friend with cancer, Ralston joins other St. Baldrick volunteers who shave their heads as part of an annual fundraiser. In addition to Ralston’s personal fundraising, his team – Bald by Design – has collectively raised over $1 million for St. Baldrick’s.

Indeed, Ralston has done much to uplift his community both personally and professionally. However, its most lasting impact may well be that of being a role model, that is, of challenging today’s students and young professionals to have a similar influence both behind and beyond the office.

“As students go to college, enter the workforce and start families, it’s sometimes hard to feel like there’s time to take on other pursuits,” says Ralston, who also sits on the St. Baldrick’s national board since 2019. “But I sincerely believe in the idea that service is a good and necessary thing.

“I have been fortunate to meet leaders who have encouraged such activities in my career. So I encourage students today to try to find ways to give back to their community, while working hard for their jobs and families.

How did you first become interested in business?

While working during my college years, I met a CFO of a local hotel/casino. His influence led me to become a CPA. This led to exposure to clients in many businesses which led to my introduction to the Greenspun family and the opportunities in their businesses.

What led you to participate in UNLV, and when did you know that you had made the right choice by becoming Rebel?

It was not a life-changing decision like some children. I grew up in Las Vegas as part of an economically disadvantaged family, so UNLV was my only real option. I was able to get a small scholarship from a local bank, which covered most of my academic expenses for almost my entire four years.

Even though I didn’t really have a choice, my decision to attend UNLV was nevertheless confirmed towards the end of my second year. It was then that I met an accounting professor, Duane Baldwin. He became a big inspiration while I was working in the accounting program.

What inspires your continued relationship with Lee Business School?

I have always been motivated by the continuous growth of the school and its adaptation to the needs of students and faculty. In particular, the accounting program has always made me proud, as a regular starting point for students, as they were able to obtain internships in the best national and regional companies.

How have your experiences as a rebel – both outside of the classroom – helped you “shake things up” in your career?

During my time at UNLV, I maintained a strong work ethic, both on campus and in my full-time job. This mentality helped me grow early in my career and provided me with a solid platform when I started working for a growing family business.

UNLV students and alumni are encouraged to embrace the “rebellious spirit” – to be bold and courageous and to resist convention. Describe a time in your life when your “rebellious spirit” was on full display.

I remember the first time I shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research. I had never been bald in my adult life – so I would say that was pretty brave. But it was a fantastic experience!

Since then, our team has raised over a million dollars, all from men and women shaving their heads and cutting their ponytails to support a wonderful cause.

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Davao City to maintain mandatory mask rule until December https://tecno-ciencia.com/davao-city-to-maintain-mandatory-mask-rule-until-december/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/davao-city-to-maintain-mandatory-mask-rule-until-december/ Davao Mayor Sebastian Duterte. Courtesy of Davao City Government DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte said Friday he wants to maintain mandatory face mask wearing across the city, at least until the end of the year. On his radio show, Duterte said that despite the recommendation of the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the […]]]>
Davao Mayor Sebastian Duterte. Courtesy of Davao City Government

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte said Friday he wants to maintain mandatory face mask wearing across the city, at least until the end of the year.

On his radio show, Duterte said that despite the recommendation of the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the easing of the face mask policy will not be imposed immediately on Davao City if approved.

He said he supports the recommendation of the city’s acting health officer, Dr. Ashley Lopez, to keep the mandatory wearing of face masks indoors and outdoors through December.

“I agree to implement the mandatory mask rule until December because I want to see what will happen to provinces, municipalities and cities that will not mandate face masks,” he told Cebuano.

The mayor said the city would only relax the mask rule if other parts of the country were fine after implementation.

“I don’t want us to take the lead because COVID is a huge problem,” the mayor said, noting that for the past two years the city’s economy has suffered due to the deadly virus.

The mayor said Dabawenyos should wait for data from other places to become conclusive showing that not wearing face masks is safe.

“We will wait until December or maybe earlier, if we can check the data from other places, if all is well, then we will implement the optional face mask, that’s what we will do,” said said the mayor.

Since July this year, there has been an increase in active cases of COVID-19 in Davao City.

From 101 active cases on July 2, coronavirus infections in the city rose to 620 on September 3.

— report by Hernel Tocmo

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Democrats applaud, Republicans slam new VA abortion rule https://tecno-ciencia.com/democrats-applaud-republicans-slam-new-va-abortion-rule/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:38:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/democrats-applaud-republicans-slam-new-va-abortion-rule/ The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed a new rule that it will offer abortions to veterans and VA recipients at their hospitals nationwide in cases of rape, incest, or if a mother’s life is in danger. . The new rule change comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, ending the […]]]>

The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed a new rule that it will offer abortions to veterans and VA recipients at their hospitals nationwide in cases of rape, incest, or if a mother’s life is in danger. .

The new rule change comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, ending the constitutional right to abortion and creating a patchwork of laws and restrictions across the country.


What do you want to know

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed a new rule that it will offer abortions to veterans and VA recipients at their hospitals nationwide in cases of rape, incest, or if a mother’s life is in danger. .
  • The rule change comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, ending the constitutional right to abortion and creating a patchwork of laws and restrictions across the country.
  • The VA’s decision was applauded by Democrats, who have long urged the agency to take such a step, but criticized by Republicans
  • There will be a 30-day period for public comment on the new VA abortion policy; he will likely face a legal challenge

Under the policy change, abortions will be available even at VA hospitals in states that have severely restricted or banned the procedure. The VA’s decision was cheered by Democrats, who have long called for the agency to take such a step, but criticized by Republicans.

Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, among others, held a press conference Wednesday to applaud the VA’s decision.

“The VA makes it clear that veterans have access to reproductive health care, even in states where Republican MAGA politicians criminalize abortion without exception,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Currently, states like Florida, Kentucky, Texas, and Ohio have laws restricting abortions, but the states are also home to major VA medical centers.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley represents Missouri, a state that now only allows abortions if the mother’s life is in danger and has no exceptions for rape or incest. He argues that Democrats are the ones making “radical” decisions on the issue of abortion care.

“This strikes me as yet another attempt by the Biden administration to circumvent what’s really in the law and … to completely deny the ability of the American people to make up their own minds on this issue and to legislate about it,” Hawley said. said.

Lawmakers who support the rule change disagree with Hawley’s remarks. Warren and Hirono were among more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers who asked the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make the change after the Supreme Court voted six to three to overturn Roe v. Wade in June.

Prior to last week’s announcement, abortion care for veterans was limited and only available in specific circumstances.

Hirono says the decision is one a woman should be able to make on her own.

“These women risked their lives while serving our country. And now when they want to make decisions to protect their own lives, or in cases of rape or incest, Republicans say no,” Hirono said.

There will be a 30-day period for public comment on the VA’s new abortion policy. The rule is also likely to face a legal challenge.

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B1G Thoughts: Running backs still rule, Ohio State tough? https://tecno-ciencia.com/b1g-thoughts-running-backs-still-rule-ohio-state-tough/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 22:31:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/b1g-thoughts-running-backs-still-rule-ohio-state-tough/ Every Monday after the Big Ten games list, I’ll bring you some B1G thoughts on everything that happened! This will include analysis, stats, key players, moments, and maybe a joke or two. Be sure to check out the I-70 Football Show in the Land-Grant Holy Land podcast stream for further analysis and to preview next […]]]>

Every Monday after the Big Ten games list, I’ll bring you some B1G thoughts on everything that happened! This will include analysis, stats, key players, moments, and maybe a joke or two. Be sure to check out the I-70 Football Show in the Land-Grant Holy Land podcast stream for further analysis and to preview next week’s B1G games.

Mike Hall Jr. meets college football. College football meets Mike Hall Jr.

Last year, Ohio State’s defense was the laughingstock of most fans and the media. Much of the focus was on the coaching staff, which was well deserved, but something that went a bit under the radar was the lack of defensive line presence. Living legend and future CFB Hall of Famer Larry Johnson was the only coach retained on staff. Many of us think it’s blasphemy to speak ill of Johnson because he’s one of the best coaches in the game, but it was fair to question his unit last year because there was no not A GUY, after a run from Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, and Chase Young. Well, there might be a guy in this room now, and unlike the previous trio, he’s an inside defensive lineman.

A few weeks ago, Larry Johnson reportedly said, “In every group you have to have an alpha dog, right? Johnson continues to say, “We have to have this guy who is committed to doing this. I think it’s important (and) I think we have this guy. Most of us assumed that guy was JT Tuimoloau or Jack Sawyer, the No. 4 and No. 5 players in the 2021 recruiting class respectively. Instead, it may be Mike Hall, the oft-forgotten member of the 2021 class despite being the 53rd player in the class.

Throughout the offseason, if you listened closely, you could hear the excitement building around Hall, and with a spectacular performance against Notre Dame, he confirmed the hype. Hall finished with four tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack, but his impact lagged far behind the count stats. What may have been a secret is no longer a secret, as Mike Hall presented himself to the world in a dominating fashion.

Watch Mike Hall dominate Notre Dame’s offensive line:


Jim Knowles is as advertised

Jim Knowles earned a reputation as a top defensive coordinator who bucked conventional trends. Knowles does not believe in reacting to what the offense does, but rather in making the offense react to what the defense does. One of his best qualities according to many experts is his ability to make adjustments mid-game, specifically at half-time.

Knowles showed his ability to make adjustments against Notre Dame. After starting 8 of 9 for 128 yards with eight consecutive passes in the first half, Notre Dame’s Tyler Buchner was 2 of 7 for 49 yards in the second half. Knowles’ defense forced Notre Dame on six straight punts, and they finished the game 3 of 13 on third down. Knowles has shown multiple personnel packages, full cover and a willingness to blitz in crucial situations. It’s hard to say this defense is repaired after one game, but the signs are encouraging.


X-rays confirm that Miyan Williams has that dog in him!

After three hard-fought quarters, Ohio State got the ball on their five-yard line with a 14-10 lead. Enter Miyan Williams, who converted a critical third pick with a slippery 12-yard catch from CJ Stroud after getting out of the pocket due to pressure from Notre Dame’s defensive front. After the catch, Williams threw a tour de force of physical running play with 11, 15 and 12 yard runs en route to a two-yard touchdown run.

Ohio State ran for 95 yards in a drive that lasted over seven minutes, and Williams was responsible for 61 yards after refusing to go down and carrying multiple defenders on his back. TreVeyon Henderson may be the name of Ohio State’s backroom, but Miyan Williams is his lightning bolt. When the Buckeyes needed a touchdown, Miyan put the team and the Buckeye Nation on his back.


Welcome Mo Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim is one of the best running backs in the Big Ten, and after suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1 of the 2021 season against Ohio State, he decided to forfeit the NFL Draft. and return for a sixth season. In his first action in nearly a year, he showed his ability by running for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Minnesota is a popular choice to win the Big Ten West, thanks in large part to the return of Mo Ibrahim. It was nice to see him again after missing last season.


New running backs, even Big Ten

The Big Ten is a running back-run conference — no pun intended. Don’t get me wrong, there are talented players in every position. Some of the best wide receivers in the NFL belong to the Big Ten, and the trend continues as several Big Ten receivers were drafted last year. At its core, it’s a ball-running conference first and foremost.

In Week 1, we saw some great performances from running backs who have already acclimated to the Big Ten, like Chase Brown running for 199 yards against Indiana, but we also got some great performances from new faces. Roman Hemby, a freshman running back for the Maryland Terrapins, showed up in major fashion rushing for 114 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries. Anthony Grant, a transfer from Juco, had 189 yards and two touchdowns on 23 rushing attempts in Nebraska’s 38-17 win over North Dakota.

It’s hard to make a name for yourself in the Big Ten as a running back because of all the history and the level of competition, but these newcomers are hoping to break into the top ranks by building on those performances throughout. throughout the season.

Watch this play by Roman Hemby:


Penn State and Purdue left their running game in the locker room

Speaking of running the ball, not everyone got the memo. Penn State and Purdue played a game where running success was hard to come by, and it wasn’t because of the opposing defense. Penn State won the game 35-31, but finished the game with just 98 yards on 3.1 yards per carry. Purdue, somehow, was significantly worse, finishing the game with 70 yards rushing on 3.0 yards per carry.

These two teams are going to have to look in the mirror and find a rushed game if they hope to be successful, otherwise they will fall in the middle of their respective divisions. Running may not be a priority for many teams, but in the Big Ten, where the majority of teams still reside in the Midwest and face inclement weather. A racing game goes a long way in the Big Ten, somehow James Franklin and Jeff Brohm didn’t get the memo.


Bad training decisions ruin week 1

A common thought during Week 1 is that anything can happen as players are prone to error. We expect missed tackles, poor communication and a general lack of cohesion. One thing that is rarely talked about is that the coaches are not ready for week 1. Training, like players, takes a few weeks to get into shape and in some cases bad coaches have led to losses in the week 1. Week zero, if we’re talking about Nebraska, but those weren’t early season mistakes. Scott Frost is just bad at his job.

Even still, his decision to go-ahead an onside kick when he was 11 on Northwestern was the epitome of bad coaching. Nebraska scored no more in the game and lost another one-scoring contest after going into double digits. Jeff Brohm set his team up to lose by not going for a 4th and running into enemy territory instead of going for a punt. A conversion and a touchdown would have sealed the game, but instead Purdue suffered a loss due to their decision not to be aggressive.


Winning Drives by Unlikely Subjects

I am aware that the Big Ten is a conference full of mediocre quarterbacks, and I fully support that statement. Still, even mediocre quarterbacks can perform in clutch moments, and it was featured a few times during the Week 1 roster.

After a tough game and Jeff Brohm’s decision not to go on fourth down, Sean Clifford led Penn State on an eight-play, 80-yard drive where he went 7-for-7, including a 10-yard pass to the ball carrier. Keyvone Lee for the game-winning touchdown. Indiana’s Connor Bazelak found magic in his first game as a Hoosier, leading his team past Fighting Illini with a 75-yard touchdown. This drive was even more important due to the fact that the Illinois defense had held the Hoosiers to 70 total yards on offense in the second half prior to this game-winning drive.

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New wake rule for Lake Minnetonka rocks the boat https://tecno-ciencia.com/new-wake-rule-for-lake-minnetonka-rocks-the-boat/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 23:34:44 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/new-wake-rule-for-lake-minnetonka-rocks-the-boat/ Some people are taking their boats out on the water at Lake Minnetonka for the last time before a new wake limit rule takes effect next year. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, officials said boats within 300 feet of shore must travel 5 mph or less. The new rule doubles the current 150 foot rule. “It’s […]]]>

Some people are taking their boats out on the water at Lake Minnetonka for the last time before a new wake limit rule takes effect next year.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, officials said boats within 300 feet of shore must travel 5 mph or less. The new rule doubles the current 150 foot rule.

“It’s almost the end of summer and we have a beautiful, perfect, beautiful day with no clouds in the sky,” said William Wallace, a yachtsman.

Wallace said there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than on a boat.

“We’re going to be tied down for six months with nothing but snow and cold. I was so excited to get out there and enjoy it while we have it,” Wallace said.

But when he returns to the water next year, some changes will occur.

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District Council aims to limit large wakes generated by boats near the shore. They lower the speed limit to get there.

“It will affect the surfing community. There are so many out there and they won’t have a lot of places to go,” Wallace said.

Some boaters said the new regulations upset the boat.

“I don’t agree with that. I think you are ruining the lake for a lot of people,” said Billie Club, a boater.

Club has been summering on the lake for decades.

He said the change would make it harder and more expensive for the wake surfing community to practice his passion.

“Wake surfing consumes a lot of gas. You’re constantly pushing a big wave, so it takes a lot of fuel, so you know, you’re refueling the boats a lot,” Club said.

Lake officials said the goal was to protect the lake from shoreline erosion and make it safer for everyone.

People in kayaks and canoes have already expressed concern about how dangerous the wakes are.

Boaters said the new rule will not keep them away from the boat launch next summer.

The current rule already affects personal watercraft that make repeated passes close to shore, but the new rule will extend this to all boats within 300ft of shore, doubling the current 150ft rule.

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Piccolo’s New Transformation Breaks An Old Dragon Ball Rule https://tecno-ciencia.com/piccolos-new-transformation-breaks-an-old-dragon-ball-rule/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 15:21:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/piccolos-new-transformation-breaks-an-old-dragon-ball-rule/ The new form of Piccolo in Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes breaks an old rule that dates back to the original dragonball lively. What happened to Piccolo in Super hero It wasn’t the first time he received an upgrade, but it was still a game-changing moment for the character. Finally, the fan-favorite Z-Warrior has his […]]]>

The new form of Piccolo in Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes breaks an old rule that dates back to the original dragonball lively. What happened to Piccolo in Super hero It wasn’t the first time he received an upgrade, but it was still a game-changing moment for the character. Finally, the fan-favorite Z-Warrior has his own transformation.

Piccolo has trailed behind Goku and Vegeta since the Buu Saga, and unfortunately for the character, the monumental difference in power levels seemed inevitable.

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After all, Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta can reach new heights by unlocking transformation after transformation, while Namekians can only gain power by fusing or training. Or at least it was the status quo before Super hero changed it. Making a wish at the Dragon Balls awakened Piccolo’s true potential and secretly granted him access to a whole new ability. Unlocked during the heat of battle, the “Orange Piccolo” form empowered the Namekian to defeat Gamma 2 and physically challenge Cell Max in Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes end.

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Exactly how Piccolo got his new transformation actually goes against a longstanding rule in the dragonball franchise. Looking at how Shenron has been used since the very beginning of the dragonball franchise, it’s always been understood that while the Eternal Dragon will grant any wish that is asked of it, but going beyond that isn’t how it works. In other words, it’s Shenron’s nature to do what he’s told and nothing more. Super heroon the other hand, saw him take an unprecedented decision by throwing “something morefor Piccolo. Piccolo never asked for a transformation, but he received one anyway.


Why did Shenron break his own rules for Piccolo?

Shenron gives Piccolo not one, but two upgrades in Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes raises the obvious question: why would he make an exception now when he never has before? The reason can be found in the glowing orange symbol on Piccolo’s back which triggered the transformation. The emblem combines the symbols of Shenron and the Namekian race, which is a sign that Shenron made it due to his innate connection to the people of Piccolo. The Namekians created the Dragon Balls, which means that Piccolo in turn has a unique and special bond with Shenron that no other Z-Warrior shares. This alone may explain why Shenron would offer Piccolo a free power-up.


No matter why Shenron did it, Piccolo’s new form in Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes was a boost the character desperately needed if he had any hope of remaining relevant. With the gains that Goku and Vegeta have been making lately, the anime was making it increasingly difficult for Piccolo to bring anything meaningful to the table. But becoming “Orange Piccolo” changed everything for the Z-Warrior. Finally, his power level is on par with Goku and Vegeta, making him someone who could be instrumental in their next fight in the franchise.

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DC Circuit speaks out against nurses union lawsuit to fast-track OSHA healthcare rule – https://tecno-ciencia.com/dc-circuit-speaks-out-against-nurses-union-lawsuit-to-fast-track-osha-healthcare-rule/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 06:35:56 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/dc-circuit-speaks-out-against-nurses-union-lawsuit-to-fast-track-osha-healthcare-rule/ The DC Circuit has decided it cannot force the federal government to quickly and permanently enact a proposed rule to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, after a group of unions filed a petition asking him to do so. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration adopted a draft version of an Emergency Temporary […]]]>

The DC Circuit has decided it cannot force the federal government to quickly and permanently enact a proposed rule to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, after a group of unions filed a petition asking him to do so.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration adopted a draft version of an Emergency Temporary Standard in June 2021. The standard required healthcare employers, including long-term care operators, to conduct risk assessments and have written plans to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, among other measures. But the agency has since backed down on enforcement, removing the “non-record-keeping” portions of that standard in December as it continued to work on creating a permanent rule.

National Nurses United, the AFL-CIO and other unions filed an emergency motion Jan. 5, asking the appeals court to order OSHA to issue a permanent rule within 30 days and to apply its temporary version in the meantime.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that it cannot order OSHA to create a permanent standard, Bloomberg Law reported. “OSHA has no clear obligation to issue a permanent standard, so we cannot compel the agency to do so,” the judges said.

The court also rejected the unions’ request that OSHA act more quickly.

“OSHA’s decision whether, when, and how vigorously to apply a particular standard is at the discretion of the agency and is not subject to judicial review,” the court said.

OSHA officials said a permanent standard would come by September or October, depending on Bloomberg law.

A break for seniors?

The decision could give the senior living industry more time to push back on some of OSHA’s plans. Industry advocates expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed rule, calling it “overly prescriptive”, with the potential to cause confusion.

Aged life and care advocates have called for the standard to include broader requirements and flexibility to respond to changing circumstances. OSHA should defer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on public health matters, LeadingAge Vice President of Legal and Social Accountability Cory Kallheim wrote in remarks to the agency. Department of Labor in April.

In addition to risk assessment and planning requirements, the temporary standard calls on healthcare employers to provide certain employees with N95 respirators and other personal protective equipment, and includes protocols for social distancing, employee screening, cleaning and disinfection.

“Sufficient guidelines and regulations” already exist across the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and existing OSHA tools for enforcing workplace safety are adequate to address pandemic concerns, Kallheim said.

National Nurses United, meanwhile, said it was disappointed with the DC Circuit’s decision.

“[W]We will not relent in our efforts to ensure that nurses and all other healthcare workers have the occupational health and safety protections they need to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic,” the president said. John Ross, RN “We urge OSHA to release its promised permanent COVID standard for healthcare workers as soon as possible.”

Others have joined the lawsuit, including unions representing nurses in New York and Pennsylvania.

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Michigan lifts fuel rules after Indiana refinery fire https://tecno-ciencia.com/michigan-lifts-fuel-rules-after-indiana-refinery-fire/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 18:37:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/michigan-lifts-fuel-rules-after-indiana-refinery-fire/ LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday issued an executive order lifting some rules on transporting fuel supplies in response to a fire at an Indiana oil refinery that could affect supply and pricing in select Midwestern states. Whitmer’s order lifts caps and limits on the hours motor carriers and drivers can […]]]>

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday issued an executive order lifting some rules on transporting fuel supplies in response to a fire at an Indiana oil refinery that could affect supply and pricing in select Midwestern states.

Whitmer’s order lifts caps and limits on the hours motor carriers and drivers can drive if they are carrying gasoline and diesel. It also suspends some rules that will allow the state to access its fall gasoline supply sooner, though that order is conditional on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency providing similar allocations. , reported The Detroit News.

BP said its refinery in Whiting, Indiana, along the shores of Lake Michigan, about 15 miles southeast of Chicago, suffered an electrical fire on Wednesday. No one was injured and the fire was put out, but it forced at least part of the refinery to shut down, the company said.

The refinery supplies about 20 to 25 percent of the gasoline, jet fuel and diesel used by Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, Whitmer’s office said.

BP spokeswoman Christina Audisho said the company was working with local and state agencies to “monitor the impact” and was still assessing when affected units could restart.

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The blaze prompted the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday to declare a regional emergency in the four affected Midwestern states that also lifted driver limits.

Whitmer’s order remains in effect until September 15 or for the “duration of supply challenges.”

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After a year of Taliban rule, gains for Afghan women and youth have all but evaporated https://tecno-ciencia.com/after-a-year-of-taliban-rule-gains-for-afghan-women-and-youth-have-all-but-evaporated/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:47:59 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/after-a-year-of-taliban-rule-gains-for-afghan-women-and-youth-have-all-but-evaporated/ How have women’s lives changed since the Taliban took over? Ahmadis: Since returning to power last year, the Taliban have imposed restrictions on women’s access to education, employment and other economic resources, and severely limited women’s mobility in general. These restrictions were introduced by official decrees, ordinances and letters at the national and local levels. […]]]>

How have women’s lives changed since the Taliban took over?

Ahmadis: Since returning to power last year, the Taliban have imposed restrictions on women’s access to education, employment and other economic resources, and severely limited women’s mobility in general. These restrictions were introduced by official decrees, ordinances and letters at the national and local levels.

While the landscape before the Taliban takeover was problematic, the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Afghanistan 146 out of 146 for education, participation and economic opportunity women.

The Taliban’s methods of execution include direct warnings, intimidation, detention and, when appropriate, removal from government office. According to a UN Women report: “In practice, restrictions on women’s freedom of movement often go beyond what is prescribed in decrees”, due to the culture of fear and intimidation associated with the Taliban.

Almost immediately after taking over the country, the Taliban ordered female government employees to stay home. Universities remained closed for several months and girls in most areas were unable to attend school beyond sixth grade.

The government reorganization of the Taliban included the abolition of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and its replacement with the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which was a sadly oppressive ministry under the previous Taliban regime in the 1990s.

The ministry quickly imposed new restrictions on mobility – and access to services such as health care – by requiring women to be accompanied by a male blood relative when leaving their homes. Women can no longer obtain a driver’s license. And in a development that demonstrates both the Taliban’s ignorance of women’s issues and their inability to effectively govern a modern state, the Taliban ordered female Finance Ministry employees to send a male family member to replace them. , regardless of the qualifications or education of the man. level. The decisions and orders of the Taliban clearly show that the group considers women second-class human beings and that they are very willing to try to erase the presence of women in the public square.

What are the social and psychological impacts of the erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan?

Ahmadis: Taliban behavior and subsequent policies towards women have dire consequences for women’s social status and lifelong psychological well-being. The treatment of women as lesser beings or as second-class citizens affects how society as a whole – especially young men and boys – views and treats women at home and in public.

Combined with Afghanistan’s already patriarchal society, it validates efforts to exert ever-increasing control over women’s mobility, education and occupational choices – even their choice of clothing, access to daily services and their ability to exercise their fundamental rights.

It damages women’s self-esteem, confidence and agency. Law enforcement officers from the Ministry of Vice and Virtue often visit communities, gather people in markets and use radio and television platforms or loudspeakers in mosques to call on the public to be their eyes and ears to make sure the women abide by the Taliban’s rules of behavior.

In terms of justice, what are the mechanisms through which women can access justice?

Ahmadis: Prior to August 15, 2021, there were laws, special commissions and family dispute resolution mechanisms that provided some level of protection and support for women. Institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (which was present in every province), the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, and an ever-growing list of women’s rights groups, special commissions, and NGOs were closed or banned.

Under the Taliban, women were also banned from practicing law or serving as judges, prosecutors or defense lawyers. Of the approximately 300 female judges in Afghanistan before the takeover, 244 of them were entirely evacuated from the country.

The Taliban eroded the mechanisms and services that were in place to provide legal protection and advice to women. The Taliban have incorporated the Independent Bar Association of Afghanistan (AIBA) into the Ministry of Justice. By merging the AIBA with the ministry, the Taliban deprived Afghans, especially women, of a previously robust mechanism for accessing independent defense lawyers.

Predictably, the Taliban replaced experienced judges with their own members, most of whom have no formal legal training. Courts stopped hearing cases related to divorce, separation or domestic violence. Many women who had divorce cases pending before the Taliban took over cannot pursue their cases. In rural areas, most family and property cases are heard and decided by older men and the Taliban. Unsurprisingly, cases involving women are decided in favor of the male party.

All of this forces women victims of domestic violence to endure their abuse in silence and often in isolation. In the absence of female justice actors, combined with Taliban policies that embolden patriarchal norms, women are left without support or options to navigate the justice sector.

Afghanistan has a very young population, with more than 60% of its citizens under the age of 25. How have their lives changed over the past year?

Parks: The rise of a new generation of Afghan scholars, activists and civil servants has been one of the greatest achievements of the past 20 years. There was hope that a new era would be ushered in as the old guard of the powerful was replaced by educated, reforming men and women.

But thousands of Afghans of this generation have fled the country for fear of Taliban persecution and diminished opportunity. Many of those who remain struggle to find jobs and keep a low profile to avoid the oppressive wrath of the Taliban. Many of this new generation are experiencing immense trauma, grief and fear – a tragic consequence of the rapid collapse of the Afghan republic and a legacy of a long and brutal conflict.

And while the international media rightly pays considerable attention to the challenges facing Afghan women and girls, young men have also faced persecution and diminished livelihoods. Many young people of all genders have not had the opportunity to go to school and lack basic literacy, which can make them more vulnerable to recruitment by the Taliban and other extremist groups due to the lack of other viable economic opportunities.

In addition to the banning of secondary education for girls, the current economic crisis has prevented many Afghan families from paying the modest entrance fees to send their children to school. And although girls are not banned from taking university courses, officials warn that the lack of a new generation of high school graduates, coupled with economic barriers, will soon create a “de facto ban”.

The Taliban have also announced their intention to reform the curricula of all public schools and universities to promote their interpretation of Sharia and national propaganda, which could diminish the overall quality of education while possibly indoctrinating young people. impressionable with the extremist beliefs of the Taliban. In some regions, they have already begun to replace certain lessons and faculties.

The continued decline in employment and educational opportunities for young Afghans, coupled with the economic and humanitarian crises, will undoubtedly have dramatic negative consequences on Afghanistan’s long-term stability. Some families have resorted to child marriage and labor to keep food on the table.

Given restrictions on women’s employment and movement, the burden of feeding the family may fall on male children and adolescents. This causes them to lose opportunities to continue their studies, their extracurricular activities and to develop their potential.

Extreme malnutrition, which experts say could remain endemic for the foreseeable future, will cost countless lives and stunt the physical and mental development of countless others, further disadvantaging the post-takeover generation while fueling new trips throughout the region.

How can the United States and the international community continue to support the next generation of Afghans?

Parks: The United States and the international community must continue to support educational opportunities in Afghanistan to prevent further deterioration and collapse, as well as try to persuade the Taliban and the region that an educated society is crucial for stability and the country’s long-term prosperity.

Donors need to think creatively about ways to safely support and nurture the young Afghan militants still in Afghanistan, giving them the tools to drive reform at both the community and national level. Providing resources through online education and community education initiatives can help young people bridge the gap caused by school closures and lack of access. Many universities and learning centers have already adopted online learning platforms and practices that have been developed during the pandemic to ensure education continues safely. They should also consider online courses and campaigns to advise young activists inside and outside the country on how to safely engage politically with authoritarian regimes.

And if the formal education system continues to deteriorate, it will be even more crucial to ensure that these initiatives can grow and be sustained over time. Additional donor funding for the formal education system should be used as an incentive to enable all girls to return to school and to mitigate interference in curriculum development. Increased support for agricultural development and skills training programs can boost employment while improving community livelihoods.

Mitigating the humanitarian and economic crisis is of paramount importance for child development, preventing further displacement of young people and ensuring that Afghans can return to school.

Donors should also consider funding trauma healing and psychosocial support programs for Afghans both in-country and throughout the diaspora. This will not only help improve livelihoods, but lay the groundwork for reconciliation by addressing the common legacies of war.

Matthew Parkes is a program specialist for USIP teams in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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Police chiefs back NJ prosecutor in row with cops over new rule https://tecno-ciencia.com/police-chiefs-back-nj-prosecutor-in-row-with-cops-over-new-rule/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 19:34:00 +0000 https://tecno-ciencia.com/police-chiefs-back-nj-prosecutor-in-row-with-cops-over-new-rule/ Passaic County police chiefs are backing embattled District Attorney Camelia M. Valdes in her standoff with rank-and-file cops who have called on her to step down. In an open letter released Monday, the Passaic County Police Chiefs Association said it “stands in solidarity with and fully supports” Valdes, who angered unions with a policy passed […]]]>

Passaic County police chiefs are backing embattled District Attorney Camelia M. Valdes in her standoff with rank-and-file cops who have called on her to step down.

In an open letter released Monday, the Passaic County Police Chiefs Association said it “stands in solidarity with and fully supports” Valdes, who angered unions with a policy passed in January that requires cops to report to the prosecutor’s office at any time. involved in a car accident that causes serious injuries in Passaic County. The chiefs called on the county’s PBA conference to overturn its recent “no-confidence” vote in Valdes, an appointee awaiting a third term.

The chiefs argue that the vote of delegates from 21 locals in July does not represent a majority of the base and should be overturned. They say asking police officers to report serious motor vehicle accidents has been standard statewide protocol “for decades” and shouldn’t be seen as Valdes attacking cops.

“To suggest that most PBA members within the Passaic County Conference recently voted no confidence in District Attorney Valdes is totally misleading and inaccurate,” wrote Angelo J. Daniele, president of the Association of Chiefs of Justice. Passaic County police in the letter. Daniele is Chief of the Haledon Police Department.

“The fact is, countless local union PBA members within the Passaic County Conference were completely unaware that the Passaic County Conference was considering a vote of no confidence in District Attorney Valdes,” Daniele continued. “As such, it should be clear that the recent vote of no confidence expressed by the Passaic County Conference does NOT (sic) represent the position of law enforcement personnel throughout Passaic County.”

Rob Ormenzano, a North Haledon police officer who is the chairman of the Passaic County PBA conference, did not immediately respond to a text seeking comment on Tuesday.

In his letter, Daniele noted that Passaic County police officers have been involved in more than 80 motor vehicle accidents, both on and off duty, since the start of the year when the Valdes Directive took effect. The prosecutor’s office investigated 10 of the cases and charged two officers with drunk driving after they allegedly left the scene, Daniele wrote.

“It is apparent that this directive was not intended to target law enforcement officers in Passaic County,” Daniele wrote. “Instead, this directive has been clearly implemented to avoid potential conflicts of interest in traffic accidents involving police officers” and to increase transparency and accountability, he wrote.

The show of support is the latest boost for Valdes, who in April was named a defendant in a lawsuit brought by Henry Hernandez, a media specialist in the prosecutor’s office. Hernandez alleged he was “frozen” in the DA’s office after refusing to process what he said were “inappropriate” photos of Valdes and her husband “in various states of undress”.

But a Bergen County judge found no basis for the allegations and earlier this month dismissed four of the five counts in the lawsuit. The ruling removed Valdes as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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Richard Cowen can be reached at rcowen@njadvancemedia.com.

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