FILE - In this 2016 file photo, music teacher John Zeretzke, right, applauds his students after they performed a piece with flutes they built in his class in Lake Forest, Calif. Zeretzke, the founder of an international music program who was accused of giving semen-tainted flutes to California elementary school students, was sentenced to 18 years in state prison, the state attorney's office said Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Nick Koon/The Orange County Register via AP, File) less … [Read more...] about Music teacher gets 18 years for lewd acts with schoolgirls
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The tours will be limited to 50 people at a time and reservations need to be made in advance. While the number of tours will be limited, people will be allowed to stay at the memorial site longer than usual. … [Read more...] about Boat tours of Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial to resume
Dozens of colleges have said they plan to offer at least some classes in person this fall, but some say it's too risky. The announcement is the Trump administration's latest COVID-19 pandemic-related strike against legal immigration. Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will suspend temporary visas for foreign workers, including the popular H-1B and the J-1 visas until the end of 2020. … [Read more...] about US academicians, lawmakers call foreign student new guideline as ‘horrifying’
"We anticipate many more sanctions, and we will not stop until Assad and his regime stop their needless, brutal war against the Syrian people," U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. "I will make special note of the designation for the first time of Asma al-Assad, the wife of Bashar al-Assad, who with the support of her husband and members of her Akhras family has become one of Syria's most notorious war profiteers." … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of Syria’s first lady: Why the US is going after Asma Assad?
In one large study involving 450,000 Americans followed between 1982 and 2004, researchers found that increased exposure to the particles in fossil fuel emissions increased the risk of death from heart disease — and particles from coal burning were five times more damaging than other similar particles.Reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants makes it easier to breathe. Over the past 30 years, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled, and climate change has been a significant driver of that trend. Air pollution triggers asthma attacks, contributing to lung abnormalities, particularly in the developing pulmonary systems of children. Public-health experts were furious about Trump’s decision. “Climate change is already harming the health of people in the United States and worldwide through degraded air quality, heat waves, droughts, extreme storms, disease outbreaks, and more,” said Harold P. Wimmer, national president and CEO of the … [Read more...] about What Quitting the Paris Climate Accord Will Do to the U.S., and the Planet
I once took part in ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, the popular, global television program that tests the knowledge of participants. Part of the requirements for those selected to participate is to put down the names of a few persons that could be called up on telephone during the show should I need to use the option of ‘call a friend’ to unravel a knotty question. … [Read more...] about Olatunde Makanju – sportsman, teacher, sports psychologist, and sports administrator – at 70!
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"Under his leadership, the group has intensified its attacks in Iraq and expanded its operations in West and Central Africa. The group has focused on carrying out multiple and small scale attacks aimed at exhausting its enemies," Hadj said. "ISIS has adopted a more aggressive stance against Al Qaeda and particularly its branches in Yemen and West Africa under his leadership and accused them of deviating from the path of jihad, refusing to implement sharia and allying with the local governments." … [Read more...] about Pompeo increases bounty on new, shadowy ISIS leader to $10M as rumors of his death in Syria swirl
READ ALSO: Late Akinjide’s death, a great loss — CIArb Increasingly, the play of politics in Nigeria, like much of Africa is a far departure from the foundational ethos of ideology, soundness of principles, deployment of intellect and wit, great patriotism, sacrifice and hard work. Indeed, a centric cause which most of the founding fathers held dearly, that is from the days of the Ibadan Conference of 1951 through the series of the Constitutional Conferences, the First Republic, the shock and pains of the Civil War, the series of military coups till the end of the Third Republic had been the need to keep the house together. … [Read more...] about Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN (1931-2020), Nigeria’s Political story and heritage of legal statemanship
One reason that the planet has such extreme features is that it is tidally locked, meaning one side of the planet always faces the sun. It is this side that becomes extremely hot, while the far side is relatively cooler, leading to strange interactions in the planet’s atmosphere as parts of it warm and cool. … [Read more...] about This planet is hotter than a star and has four seasons every 36 hours