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Family fights for charges after video shows fatal ’roundhouse’ kick to taxi driver’s head

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — Three months after their father was killed by a kick to the head in the middle of a Chicago street, Omar and Rehman Tungekar are still looking for justice.Rehman and Omar Tungekar; the man’s widow, Thara Tungekar; and the family’s lawyer, Michael Gallagher, held a press conference on Wednesday and released new surveillance video of Anis Tungekar’s death at the hands of an Uber driver on Labor Day weekend.According to Gallagher, an Uber driver swiped taxi driver Anis Tungekar’s cab and knocked off his side mirror before driving off. At the next intersection, the 64-year-old Anis Tungekar pulled in front of the Uber driver, exited the vehicle and yelled at him.“Anis pulled his cab in front of the Uber driver, exited and verbally confronted him, pointing out the damage he had done to the cab,” Gallagher said at the press conference.The video shows Anis then walk to the passenger side and slam the folding mirror closed before walking back toward his cab. Gallagher called him “not aggressive in any way, shape or form.”“At that time the Uber driver got out of his car, walked to Anis and roundhouse kicked him, striking him in the head until he fell to the ground,” said Gallagher.Anis Tungekar was knocked out by one kick. He died two days later.The 30-year-old driver, whose name has not been released by police, was questioned by police about the incident, but released from custody without charges, according to Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.“The night that my father died, his killer was released without charges and here we are three months later still waiting for someone to acknowledge that it is a crime to kick someone to death in the city of Chicago,” said Omar Tungekar, the victim’s son.Police and the state attorney said the incident is still under investigation.“Despite all the evidence, the State’s Attorney remains reluctant to charge this man and what this reluctance signals to us is, as far as the state is concerned, my father’s life had no value, that he was dispensable, not worth fighting for,” said Rehman Tungekar.The Uber driver has been removed from the using the app, a spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Caffeine control guidelines launched

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Caffeine control guidelines launchedOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today TheDepartment of Safety has issued new guidance on the amount of caffeine thatworkers can legally imbibe each day.Thepublication, Controlling Caffeine – Creating a healthier work environment,warns that workers must keep and maintain a daily record (written orelectronic) of their daily caffeine consumption (DCC) at work. Employers mustensure that such records are kept.Dailycaffeine records (DCR) must be kept for at least three months and must beavailable for inspection during normal offices hours to assigned inspectorsfrom a number of prescribed government organisations, including environmentalhealth inspectors from the Department of Safety.Allworkers (unless they are exempt or partially exempt workers) must not exceed acaffeine consumption of 250 milligrams within 24 hours. This limit is referredto as the personal caffeine limit (PCL).If,for any reason, a non-exempt worker exceeds the PCL, it will represent a‘caffeine excess incident’ under amendments to the Reporting of Injuries,Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).  All ‘caffeine excess incidents’ have to bereported to the Department of Safety by the quickest means possible.Workersand employers reporting ‘caffeine excess incidents’ will receive information,advice and, if appropriate, counselling. TheDepartment of Safety has wide powers to enter and search business premises, toseize suspected caffeine containing beverages (CCB) and to prosecute bothworkers and employers.Exemptworkers, as defined in Schedule 4, include night workers (as defined in theWorking Time Regulations 1998), homeworkers and staff in certain exemptworkplaces, including offshore installations, the NHS, academic establishmentsduring certain parts of the academic year, journalism and actuarial services.RichardBretton, Health & Safety Partner at law firm Osborne Clarke, said: “TheBritish tradition of ‘making a brew’ will shortly become a thing of the past,and vending machines selling hot drinks, cola and chocolate will soon bebanished from every workplace.” TheControl of Caffeine at Work Regulations 2004 implements the provisions of theCaffeine Consumption Directive 301/2002 and the remaining elements of the YoungWorkers Directive 128/1999.  Theregulations were drafted by the Department of Safety (DoS) under the EuropeanCommunities Act 1972, section 2(2) and create a number of new onerousrequirements.Forfurther information visit https://www.personneltoday.com/goto/23131last_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Nevada In Season Opener This Evening

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRENO, Nev.-Tuesday, BYU men’s basketball commences its regular season at the Lawlor Events Center against one of the more talented teams in college basketball in the Nevada Wolf Pack.This commences the 14th season at the helm in Provo for head coach Dave Rose. Every season at Provo, Rose has led the Cougars to 20-plus wins and a postseason appearance (NCAA or NIT) in each of his 13 seasons.Rose’s record at BYU is 329-122 (.729) while his winning percentage is first in school history and his 329 wins are the second most in program history.As the Cougars battle a Nevada squad featuring The Associated Press preseason All-American first team member, forward Caleb Martin, it serves them well that they return lots of experience.Currently, the BYU roster consists of 10 players with collegiate experience for the Cougars and six players who have started for Rose.Caleb Martin is joined by fellow Mountain West Conference preseason first-team members in forward Cody Martin and guard/forward Jordan Caroline, each of whom have the potential to play in the NBA.This talented Wolf Pack squad is currently ranked #7 in The Associated Press poll and #9 in the coaches’ poll and is coached by NBA coaching veteran Eric Musselman.Nevada is currently a 13-point favorite while the Cougars lead the all-time series 13-6. November 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Nevada In Season Opener This Evening Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Caleb Martin/Cody Martin/Dave Rose/Eric Musselman/Jordan Caroline/Lawlor Events Center/Nevada basketball/The Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

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NAMB & California Raisins’ Christmas courses

first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) has teamed up with California Raisins to offer two one-day craft courses for Christmas.The courses will be delivered by Ian Wilson of the Village Bakery at Slattery Patisserie & Chocolatier in Manchester on 5 November and at Bako Western in Cullompton, Devon, on 12 November. The courses are free to NAMB members and cost £50 for non-members, which includes tuition, lunch and refreshments.The breads and Christmas confectionery to be made during the courses include Stollen according to a traditional German recipe, gluten-free Cinnamon Stars, a “Taste of Christmas” bread using spelt and a “Gingerbread House”. Demand for places is expected to be high and anyone interested in attending should return the booking form to NAMB, 21 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DH or email: [email protected]last_img read more

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moe. Paid Tribute To Butch Trucks With An Awesome “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” Encore At The Georgia Theatre [Recap / Setlist]

first_imgJam stalwarts moe. continued their winter tour last night with a tight two-set performance at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. The band filled the show with older, fan favorite material, awesome and poignant covers, ambitious improvisation and slick transitions.Set one opened with an energetic take on “Sensory Deprivation Bank”. “All Roads Lead to Home” followed, before a fun version of “Queen of Everything” was trotted out. “Don’t Wanna Be” came next, before an awesome “Opium” into “New York City” segment that was the highlight of the first set. A big “McBain” brought the first set to a close.Set two started off with the familiar falsetto of “Blue Jeans Pizza”. A heartfelt “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” was up next, and that started off an awesome three-song segment that featured Pink Floyd‘s ever-poignant “Another Brick in the Wall”, and a raucous “Lazarus”. The band then kicked into high-gear with a seamless, four-song set-closing run through “Hi and Lo”, “Don’t Fuck With Flo”, “Ricky Marten”, and “Meat”.For the encore, the band stepped on the stage and busted out an improv-heavy cover of the Allman Brothers‘ classic “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”. It was a touching tribute to the recently deceased Butch Trucks, who sadly passed away earlier this week. They turned in an emotional version of “Liz Reed” in honor of their fallen compadre, as they toured with the Allman’s back in the 2000s.See below for a full setlist from last night’s moe. show at the Georgia Theatre. Catch moe. at their next tour stop at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, January 31st.moe. | Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA | 1/28/2017Set One: Sensory Deprivation Bank, All Roads Lead to Home, Queen of Everything, Don’t Wanna Be, Opium> New York City, McBainSet Two: Blue Jeans Pizza, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives > Another Brick in the Wall> Lazarus, Hi and Lo> Don’t Fuck With Flo> Ricky Marten> MeatEncore: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reedlast_img read more

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Converting skin cells to stem cells creates ‘kidney structures’

first_imgHarvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) principal faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have established a highly efficient method for making kidney structures from stem cells derived from skin taken from patients. The kidney structures formed could be used to study abnormalities of kidney development, chronic kidney disease, and the effects of toxic drugs, and could be incorporated into bioengineered devices to treat patients with acute and chronic kidney injury. In the longer term, these methods could hasten progress toward replacing a damaged or diseased kidney with tissue derived from a patient’s own cells.The work was published in Nature Biotechnology.“Kidneys are the most commonly transplanted organs, but demand far outweighs supply,” said co-corresponding author Ryuji Morizane, associate biologist in BWH’s Renal Division. Morizane worked in collaboration with HSCI researchers Joseph Bonventre, Albert Lam, and M. Todd Valerius.“We have converted skin cells to stem cells and developed a highly efficient process to convert these stem cells into kidney structures that resemble those found in a normal human kidney,” Morizane said. “We’re hopeful that this finding will pave the way for the future creation of kidney tissues that could function in a patient and eliminate the need for transplantation from a donor.”Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 9 to11 percent of the U.S. adult population and is a serious public health problem worldwide. Central to the progression of CKD is the gradual and irreversible loss of nephrons, the individual functional units of the kidney. Patients with end-stage kidney disease benefit from treatments such as dialysis and kidney transplantation, but these approaches have several limitations, including the limited supply of compatible organ donors.While the human kidney does have some capacity to repair itself after injury, it is not able to regenerate new nephrons. In previous studies, researchers have successfully differentiated stem cells into heart, liver, pancreas, or nerve cells by adding certain chemicals, but kidney cells have proven challenging. Using normal kidney development as a roadmap, the investigators developed an efficient method of creating kidney precursor cells that self-assemble into structures that mimic complex structures of the kidney. The research team further tested these organoids — three-dimensional organ structures grown in the lab — and found that they could be used to model kidney development and susceptibility of the kidney tissue to therapeutic drug toxicity. The kidney structures also have the potential to facilitate further studies of how abnormalities occur as the human kidney develops in the uterus and to establish models of disease in which they can be used to test new therapies.“This new finding could hasten progress to model human disease, find new therapeutic agents, identify patient-specific susceptibility to toxicity of drugs, and may one day result in replacement of human kidney tissue in patients with kidney disease from cells derived from that same patient,” said Bonventre, an HSCI principal faculty member. “This approach is especially attractive because the tissues obtained would be ‘personalized’ and, because of their genetic identity to the patient from whom they were derived, this approach may ultimately lead to tissue replacement without the need for suppression of the immune system.”last_img read more

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Ratings downgrade as U.S. coal company Bowie Resource Partners faces ‘liquidity shortfall’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Bowie Resource Partners LLC could face a liquidity shortfall in the next year if it fails to extend its revolving credit facility, S&P Global Ratings said in a downgrade of the U.S. coal producer.The company’s liquidity may be insufficient to cover its revolver due in August and mandatory amortizations, a June 8 ratings action said. S&P Global Ratings dropped its corporate credit rating for Bowie from “CCC+” to “CCC,” lowered the rating on the company’s $335 million first-lien and $100 million second-lien term loans to “B-” and “CC” from “B” and “CCC” and placed all ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications.“While long-term contracts with large utility customers provide some stability to future cash flows, we view the business to be vulnerable to unexpected outages or operational disruptions given its smaller size and dependence on two anchor customers,” the rating agency wrote.More ($):  Bowie Resource Partners downgraded over concerns of liquidity shortfall Ratings downgrade as U.S. coal company Bowie Resource Partners faces ‘liquidity shortfall’last_img read more

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Race Ahead Sponsored Event: Thomas Jefferson 100K

first_imgCharlottesville runners have always flocked to Walnut Creek Park’s scenic, rolling singletrack. Now, sponsored-eventWalnut Creek Park is home to a new ultra—the Thomas Jefferson 100K.Beginning at 5 a.m. on March 15, runners will complete seven 8.9-mile loops of the park. The multi-loop course provides spectators and supporters with easy access, making it ideal for first-time ultra runners. But the steep, rugged singletrack and competitive field will provide plenty of challenge for seasoned ultrarunners, too.The race is organized by elite ultrarunning star Andy Jones-Wilkins, a Western States 100 legend and nationally renowned athlete who has run more than 80 ultras and 29 100-mile races.The 62-mile race has 1,000 feet of elevation change per loop (7,000 total). There are aid stations at the start/finish and roughly the halfway point of each 8.9-mile loop, so runners never go more than 5 miles without support.Proceeds from the race go directly to the trails of Walnut Creek Park and the county park system.If you’re looking for a beautiful, breathtaking new ultra, TJ is where you want to be. Run Thomas Jefferson’s backyard this spring and test your limits at this up-and-coming ultra classic.View course maps and register at tj100k.comlast_img read more

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Moscow residents open homes to psychiatric patients, disabled children during lockdown

first_imgTopics : “So right now we are sitting in pretty strict self-isolation. All our groceries are delivered, everything we need is contact-free delivery and we don’t go outside,” Muratova said on a call, adding the plan is to do so at least until July.”The main thing for me is that I can be with a girl friend here,” Nina, also on the video call, said.They are cooking together and finding activities for Nina to do, Muratova said, adding that Nina was enjoying having her own space for the first time and being able to take showers alone, rather than in groups.”Unexpectedly positive outcomes””All over the country, institutions house hundreds, sometimes thousands of people in one place … If one gets sick with coronavirus, so will everyone else,” Lida Moniava, director of a Moscow children’s hospice, said.In a call with regional governors on Friday, President Vladimir Putin said if such outbreaks occurred, it was due to a failure of leadership: “Outbreaks, as a rule, occur as a result of our incomplete work. Because we have missed something.”Last week, a psychiatric hospital in Russia’s northern city of Arkhangelsk reported an outbreak of 79 coronavirus cases. Two facilities housing children with special needs went into lockdown this week in Siberia’s Chelyabinsk region after staff members tested positive for COVID-19, Interfax reported.”It’s terrifying, but sometimes terrifying situations can produce unexpectedly positive outcomes,” Moniava said, referring to the new government policy.”Thanks to the coronavirus, an event occurred that is unprecedented in the whole adult and child boarding house system … The doors of these institutions were thrown open.”Five staff members at Moniava’s Lighthouse Charity Foundation have taken in severely physically disabled children home from two Moscow city orphanages for the quarantine period.Medical beds rigged with all the necessary equipment to support the children’s breathing and movement were installed in their homes, and the orphanage set up a WhatsApp chat group to provide medical advice and tips to the children’s new hosts.Moniava said the paperwork granting temporary adoption rights was handled by authorities within a day.Vica Lobanova, a 28-year-old editor working remotely during Moscow’s lockdown, who offered to share her home with Svetlana, from the same psychiatric ward in Elk Island park, said that in their case the paperwork was more arduous.Delays brought Svetlana, who knew of the spread of the coronavirus from the news shown on a television in the ward, to tears. With around 100 people on her building’s floor, keeping a safe distance would have been tough.Now self-isolating in Lobanova’s flat, Svetlana, who has been in institutions since her early teens, spends time playing with Lobanova’s dog and taking online classes.”I gave Sveta one of my two laptops and it has Zoom and Sveta knows her schedule, puts in the conference number herself,” Lobanova, who also volunteers with Life Route, said, adding that the decision was a straightforward one for her.”I live alone, I have a one bedroom flat … so I have space,” Lobanova said. Concerned about how fast the coronavirus could spread in the densely populated ward, Muratova decided to use a new government emergency measure allowing people to take residents of state institutions home during the lockdown to get Nina out.Muratova, a 30-year-old marketing researcher, already had a flatmate, so she moved into temporary accommodation provided by her volunteer group, the Life Route foundation.Nina, who has spent her life in children’s homes and then the psychiatric hospital, moved in with Muratova the next day.With Moscow in a partial lockdown, the two women are self-isolating, and as Nina’s disability means she is not considered to have legal status, they are unsure how to register her for a digital pass allowing some excursions outside.center_img Moscow resident Arina Muratova knew something was wrong when the messages she received from Nina, a patient at Psychiatric Hospital No.22 who has become a friend during her voluntary work there, suddenly lost their usual, optimistic ring.The hospital had gone into a precautionary lockdown, aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, and Nina, 26, was feeling more confined than ever.”They were already living in isolation,” Muratova, who has volunteered for three years at the hospital in the city’s Elk Island park, said. “Now their [living space] had been shrunk to a tiny cube.”last_img read more

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Ian Wright reacts to ‘beautiful’ Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang behaviour

first_imgIan Wright reacts to ‘beautiful’ Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang behaviour Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 1:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementcenter_img Aubameyang and Lacazette have scored 34 goals between them this season (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has heaped praise on Arsenal strike duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, branding their interaction with one another against Manchester United on Sunday as “beautiful”.The Gunners beat the Red Devils in impressive fashion on Sunday, with the latter of the two strikers scoring the club’s second goal from the penalty spot to secure a 2-0 win.However, before the penalty, Lacazette gave his team-mate a little encouragement and asked him to forget the other recent high-pressure spotkick his missed against Tottenham a week earlier.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The way Lacazette gave the penalty to Aubameyang and gave him that little speech about taking that and scoring, what what it will do for him, it was a beautiful thing to see,’ Wright said on his YouTube channel.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Last week after the Tottenham game, people were saying Aubameyang should be sold because he missed a penalty against Tottenham. And now this week he’s score a goal against Manchester United from the penalty spot.‘Let’s face it, his demeanour in the way he took the penalty was exactly the same. It’s not like he was doing anything flash against Tottenham, that’s how he takes them.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I’m very pleased with the outcome. I was very nervous about the game. Now all we have got to do is get behind the boys for Rennes.’Arsenal take on the Ligue 1 club in the Europa League on Thursday as Unai Emery’s side look to overcome a 1-3 aggregate scoreline.They then take on Newcastle on April 1 as they look to maintain their fourth spot in the Premier League.MORE: Wright praises Solskjaer for making Ozil ‘disappear’ against Man UtdWill Arsenal finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more