KTRK(HOUSTON) — A Texas firefighter was arrested on Monday after his wife told police that he was legally married to several other women and had never finalized a divorce with any of them.Nathaniel D’Amato was taken into custody at a fire station in Magnolia, Texas, about 44 miles northwest of Houston, after the woman told police that he had several common-law ex-girlfriends, according to ABC’s Houston station KTRK.Deputies say he has been married to a Michigan woman since 1998, KTRK said. She reportedly traveled to Texas to provide police with proof that she was still married to D’Amato.Police had been searching for D’Amato ever since April when his wife first reported him. The woman said she kicked him out of her home after she received word from several women who claimed to still be married to him.“She had started receiving phone calls from other females, basically indicating that they were married to the same individual she had just gotten married to,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman told local reporters Monday.D’Amato is a firefighter with Needham Fire and Rescue in Montgomery County, Texas, and a volunteer firefighter with Magnolia Fire Department, authorities said.It was unclear if he had obtained an attorney as of Tuesday morning.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
WHBQ FOX13 Memphis – Last month, Tennessee lawmakers were looking for ways to “shrink” the growing obesity epidemic and now in Shelby County, there’s a sign that the problem is not getting better. The city of Bartlett is retrofitting one of its ambulances to accommodate obese patients.
Almost 1,000 Salmonella cases now linked to backyard birdsA total of 961 cases of Salmonella illness have been linked to exposure to backyard poultry, according to an update today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreaks have occurred in 48 states and resulted in 215 hospitalizations and 1 death.The CDC and officials from multiple states are investigating 10 outbreaks involving 10 different Salmonella strain. Seventy-four percent of interviewed patients reporting they had contact with backyard birds in the week before falling ill.Since the last update on Jul 13, 172 more people have been diagnosed as having Salmonella poisoning tied to exposure to backyard flocks of poultry, including chicks and ducklings from multiple hatcheries. Illnesses started from Jan 4 to Jul 31.The CDC recommends that no children under the age of 5 handle live poultry without supervision. The CDC also recommended careful handwashing after handling backyard birds, their eggs, or anything in their environment. Aug 21 CDC outbreak update New polio cases reported in Afghanistan, SyriaThe Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), in its weekly update today, reported 4 new cases of polio: a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case in Afghanistan and 3 new circulating vaccine-derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2) in Syria.The vaccine-derived cases in Syria include two in Deir-ez-Zor and one in Homs governorates. Syria has now reported 33 cases of cVDPV2 this year, all but 2 in Deir-ez-Zor governorate. Onset of paralysis of these cases occurred between Mar 3 and Jul 10.According to GPEI, an initial vaccination campaign with the oral polio vaccine 2 in Deir-ez-Zor was carried out from Jul 22 to 26, with independent monitoring showing coverage of 88.4%. A second round, which will include oral polio vaccine and injected vaccine, is planned for Aug 19 through Aug 23.The new WPV1 case in Afghanistan raises its total in 2017 to 6. Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria remain the only countries in which wild poliovirus still circulates. In the most recent case, the patient was from Zabbul province and began having symptoms on Jul 10. Aug 21 GPEI update Study: Rebel areas bearing brunt of Yemen’s cholera outbreakThe hardest-hit areas in Yemen’s cholera outbreak are in rebel-controlled regions affected by Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, researchers from Queen Mary University of London reported in an Aug 18 letter to The Lancet Global Health.The team compared the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest information about Yemen’s outbreak with maps showing areas of government and rebel control, finding that the cholera outbreak disproportionately affects areas controlled by Houthi rebels. More specifically, they found that 77.7% of cases and 80.7% of deaths occurred in Houthi-controlled areas compared with government-held areas, which had 15.4% of cases and 10.4% of deaths.The researchers said both sides of the conflict have been accused of disregarding citizens’ wellbeing and breaching international humanitarian law, but they added that Yemen’s government and the Saudi-led coalition that supports it command far greater resources and that the airstrikes have destroyed vital infrastructure such as hospitals and public water systems. The fighting has put displaced people into crowded conditions and blocked humanitarian aid.The group also said countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, Saudi allies that have supplied Saudi Arabia’s military, have helped create conditions fueling the spread of the disease.Yemen’s cholera outbreak, the world’s largest, has now resulted in 537,322 suspected infections, 2,000 of them fatal, according to an Aug 20 update from the WHO.Aug 18 Lancet Glob Health letter Aug 18 Queen Mary University press release Aug 20 WHO daily epidemiologic update
7 June 2007German-based civil construction and industrial services group Bilfinger Berger has approved a R100-million investment to construct a pressure part manufacturing facility near Pretoria.Engineering News reported last month that the plant would be equipped with the latest technologies and be operational by the first quarter of 2008, with the capacity to produce three giant boilers a year.The investment will be undertaken by Bilfinger Berger’s South African operation, Steinmuller Africa.According to Steinmuller Africa’s chief executive Hermann Brummer, the investment ensures that engineering skills are retained and improved, ensuring local manufacturing capability for steam-generating equipment in the region.“We are very pleased that the Bilfinger Berger board agreed to our vision that South Africa can again become the hub for the engineering and fabrication of steam-generating plant,” he said.“This will open up new opportunities to train and attract highly specialised engineering and artisan skills and will put South Africa firmly back on to the map as a substantial player in this industry.”Engineering News reports that the company is part of a consortium with Alstom that was bidding for major contracts related to the R66-billion Medupi coal-fired base load power station being built outside Lephalale in the Limpopo province.According to the paper, Steinmuller Africa has been an original equipment manufacturer supplier to Eskom, supplying boilers to six coal-fired power stations.Brummer also told Engineering News that the decision to invest in manufacturing capacity had been made independently of the Medupi contract, and that the company foresees significant demand for its products both locally and regionally.Source: Engineering News
Johannesburg, Monday, 6 July 2015 – Brand South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched the Play your Part for Madiba campaign earlier today to encourage citizens to make everyday a Mandela Day. This is aimed at building a spirit of active citizenship among all South Africans which is required to drive the implementation of the National Development Plan.• Download press releaseThe Play your Part for Madiba month-long campaign seeks to uphold the ideals, values and actions of President Nelson Mandela’s legacy by encouraging South Africans to play their part towards the creation of positive change by building their communities and upholding a spirit of Ubuntu and social cohesion.Speaking at the launch of the Play your Part for Madiba campaign Brand South Africa’s board member Mr Geoffrey Rothschild said: “We acknowledge and thank all South Africans who commit themselves to ensure that Mandela Day is a huge success.”These sentiments were shared and also expressed by LeadSA’s Yusuf Abramjee who added: “Every day should be a Mandela Day. No action is too big or small. Active citizenship is an ongoing activity and we need to continue to embrace Madiba’s legacy.”In support of this commemorative month and as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism, and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa, has also partnered with the GEM Project who have developed an app which contains a number of organisations needing assistance from South Africans. These include, amongst others, the provision of clothing, assistance with homework, job shadowing and skills development, which all South Africans will be able to support.Once an individual has participated in assisting a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed “a GEM”, which can be converted into a number of products such as airtime/data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.David Shields, GEM Project Co-Founder said: “The app is a social development drive, that aims to mobilise communities within themselves so that they can help each other rise. Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month. In order to ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates are also encouraged to donate GEMs so that they can be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis.”Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Sithembile Ntombela said: “This partnership is an extension not only to the commemorative month’s activities and actions of goodwill by South Africans, but we hope that the nation will continue to contribute to positive change because a nation of people who care deeply for one another, and the environment in which they live, is beneficial for everyone. This is our call to action so that everyday can become a Mandela Day!”Follow the conversation during Mandela Month @Brand_SA #MandelaMonth2015 and #TimeToGive
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has long since moved on from basic pinned tabs and now plans for a built-in Chrome Web Store, which will feature apps like those from Google itself (Gmail, Calendar, Docs) as well as choice selections from across the Web, such as Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, and others. The store is open to all developers and will feature both free and paid applications. Where’s the Firefox Web App Store?While writing about Google Chrome’s Web Store in the comments, one reader suggested that the store is just another “rework of speed dial and pin tabs.”Another commenter pondered, “For the life of me, I cannot tell what the difference is between the ‘web app’ and the regular Gmail I’ve been using since before time.”What? You didn’t see the cute floating icon?OK, we jest… but we have to agree. Google Chrome Web apps are very much a newfangled combination of pinned tabs and speed-dial favorites. The genius is in the Store itself and the business model behind it. Since Chrome is positioned as an iPad-alternative on netbooks and tablets, Google is betting on the Web for its app store. It’s enticing developers to make Web apps instead of iTunes apps, since Chrome HTML5-enabled Web apps work anywhere Web standards are supported…including the iPad. While precise details on the cut Google plans on skimming off the top are still scarce (the latest news is that it will be “similar to existing app stores”), it wouldn’t be surprising if that cut was considerably less than the one Apple takes now. Meanwhile, the folks at Mozilla are still pondering what an “open” Web app store should look like – the implication being, of course, that Chrome’s isn’t as open as it could be. But while Mozilla drags its feet, Chrome’s Web Store is nearly a go for launch. And it’s open enough for most developers, considering how many have already embraced it. Tags:#Browsers#Google#web App Tabs are Just Pinned Tabs – No Web Apps HereIn Firefox, the ability to pin tabs – that is, make them into smaller tabs represented only by a favicon – has long been possible through the addition of a Firefoxadd-on. In Firefox 4 Beta 2, it’s now a native feature. And while, yes, this is progress, it’s also a somewhat disappointing reminder of how far Firefox has fallen behind Google Chrome, which has always had the “pin tab” feature in place, but shrank it down to favicon size back in October of 2009. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts The latest release of the Firefox 4 beta has arrived, and among the handful of new features introduced this round is the addition of App Tabs. These favicon-sized tabs let you pin your most frequently used programs to the top-left side of your tab bar. In an introductory video, Mozilla suggests tabs for email, calendar, IM and streaming music – you know, Web applications. But this new feature isn’t a copycat of competing browser Google Chrome’s forthcoming Web app support and accompanying Chrome Web Store, sadly. It’s a copycat of Chrome’s simple “pin tab” option instead. sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Advertisement Facebook Twitter The bestselling debut essay collection from Buzzfeed culture writer Scaachi Koul, One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter (Doubleday Canada), is being adapted into a comedy series by the recently launched TV division of Toronto’s First Generation Films.Koul will write and executive-produce the scripted half-hour series with FGF’s Christina Piovesan and Machenzie Lush. It marks the author’s first time writing for TV.“I’m very excited to work with First Gen on bringing my book — and more pressingly, my father — to television,” Koul says in a press release. FGF adds: “Scaachi’s singular voice is at once fearlessly bold yet incredibly vulnerable and she’s exactly the kind of artist whose stories we want to be telling. She paints such a vivid and hilarious portrait of what it means to be an outsider that we immediately connected with her story and think audiences will too.” Login/Register With: Advertisement The deal for adaptation rights was arranged by Ron Eckel at the Cooke Agency in association with Jeff Alpern at the Alpern Group.FGF is also mid-production on a number of other screen adaptations of Canadian books, most notably Kate Beaton’s picture book The Princess and the Pony and Jeff Lemire’s graphica trilogy, Essex County.By Becky Robertson LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – A workers’ complaint dating back to 2015 is back in the news as unresolved according to the men who have been fighting the company which according to them is guilty of a number of infractions including making them pay for work permits, which if true is against TCI law. The men are from Haiti, working for Environmental Arts, a landscaping company based in Providenciales and they believe their former boss took advantage of them and so the group sought legal help.“We made a claim, the claim was from November 14th, 2015 and we asked about the overtime and work permit money, the owner don’t want to pay. After two years she fired everyone.”The men – some of whom are long standing employees – told the media that they were unfairly dismissed, all 15 terminated after they went public with their complaints and sent away with nothing. The matter made it to the Labour Tribunal, but after a string of no shows and date changes there has been no movement in the trial which has been in limbo since April 2017.“They attend it in secret, they don’t tell nobody nothing, and then when you go there with one letter he put the judgement will be on April, 2015.”The men, who were on this day at the Human Rights Commission in the hopes of getting a fair hearing say they want to be compensated a redundancy according to law, to get their owed overtime pay and reimbursement for the years of deductions made from their salaries to pay for work permits. The Human Rights Commission is expected to organize some meetings to assist the men, who contend that they have been terribly wronged.#MagneticMediaNews#expatworkersseekcompensation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#expatworkersseekcompensation, #magneticmedianews
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California State University Chancellor’s Office announced Wednesday that Jewish Family Service of San Diego will provide immigration legal services to students, staff and faculty at Cal State San Marcos and San Diego State University.CSU announced partnerships with four immigrant-rights organizations around the state to roll out legal services to all but one of its 23 campuses over the next six months, the exception being the California State University Maritime Academy. CSU is funding the partnerships with $7 million in state money, according to the chancellor’s office.“I am delighted that we will be able to increase the availability of immigration legal services to the California State University community,” CSU Chancellor Timothy White said. “We remain committed to ensuring that all CSU students have the opportunity to pursue their higher education goals regardless of their country of origin.”Through the partnership, attorneys, paralegals and JFS representatives will regularly visit the CSUSM and SDSU campuses to provide services like general consultations, renewals of green cards and protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and “know your rights” presentations.The campuses will provide private meeting areas for students and faculty, schedule appointments with legal consultants and inform students about the collaboration through workshops and outreach events.“Jewish Family Service of San Diego applauds California State University’s systemwide plan that provides immigration legal services to students and employees,” said JFS lead higher education legal services attorney Jairo Castaneda. “It’s especially important for everyone on campus to know they have this support, whenever they need it.”According to the chancellor’s office, roughly 9,500 CSU students are undocumented at the university system’s 23 campuses. Students without documentation will be prioritized for legal assistance over students with legal immigration issues and university staff and faculty.Students and faculty can also visit the CSU immigration resources website at www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented- students/pages/default.aspx. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 28, 2019 August 28, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jewish Family Service to provide immigration legal services at SDSU, CSUSM