Watch: What to expect when you’re injected: Vaccine side effects explained

first_img Alex Hogan What to expect when you’re injected: Vaccine side effects explainedVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9SettingsOffVAX_captionsFont ColorWhiteFont Opacity100%Font Size100%Font FamilyArialCharacter EdgeNoneBackground ColorBlackBackground Opacity50%Window ColorBlackWindow Opacity0%ResetWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan100%75%25%200%175%150%125%100%75%50%ArialCourierGeorgiaImpactLucida ConsoleTahomaTimes New RomanTrebuchet MSVerdanaNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDrop ShadowWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan100%75%50%25%0%WhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan100%75%50%25%0% facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2020/12/22/what-to-expect-when-youre-injected-vaccine-side-effects-explained/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:5101:51  Alex Hogan/STAT Once the antigen is present in the body, the immune system handles it the same way it would any other invader. That is, the mRNA vaccines don’t cause side effects in a new or different way. advertisement HealthWatch: What to expect when you’re injected: Vaccine side effects explained Vaccinations for Covid-19 are now underway in the U.S. Two vaccines – one from Pfizer and BioNTech, one from Moderna — have received emergency use authorizations by the Food and Drug Administration. Both vaccines have been deemed safe, but they can cause some short-term side effects.Vaccines are designed to invoke an immune response that builds protection without causing a serious infection. Traditionally, vaccines are made with viral material which prompts the immune system to mount a defense. This process releases chemicals that cause physical symptoms — such as pyrogens, which are inflammatory chemicals that can cause fever. It’s not just vaccines that can cause such a reaction, said Lee Riley, chair of the Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at the University of California, Berkeley. “If you fall down and you get dirt into your skin, some people will develop fever afterwards, if enough immune cells get stimulated.”advertisement The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are not made with viral material. They are the first vaccines to use messenger RNA technology, known as mRNA, to confer immunity. This essentially adds an extra step. The mRNA has the genetic instructions to create the antigen — which for Covid-19 is the virus’ telltale spike protein. When injected, the body will begin creating this spike protein. Tags Covid-19vaccine “The biggest concern is that people might think that the vaccine could actually give them Covid-19,” said Matthew Laurens, professor at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “It absolutely can’t, especially with these mRNA vaccine products that only contain the genetic code.” He stressed that educating the public is crucial, so when people experience common side effects they will know that it just means the vaccine is working.center_img By Alex Hogan Dec. 22, 2020 Reprints [email protected] Related: About the Author Reprints A side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines @hoganalex Senior Multimedia Producer Alex coordinates video production and STAT Brand Studio projects.last_img read more

Bribery in the education system from admission to graduation, rampant and…

first_img AvatarChoi Song Min RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Choi Song Min – 2016.10.19 4:39pm Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter SHARE Although it has only been two weeks since the implementation of the “Kim Young-Ran Act (Improper Solicitation and Graft Act)” in South Korea, which is aimed at eradicating corruption, signs of change are already being seen in many parts of society. The culture of splitting the bill (Dutch pay) for meals and drinks is gaining traction, as well as the trend of choosing cheaper gifts, with the educational field being no exception.Students (or their parents) in South Korea will not legally be able to offer gifts to their teachers above certain price caps, as the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission has announced that such habits in the educational field should be tightly regulated, considering the essentially public nature of the educational sector.Parents in South Korea are generally showing a positive response to the law. ‘Teacher Yun,’ an English education enterprise, conducted a survey of 628 parents over 6 days from September 30. According to the survey results, 66% of the respondents answered that they felt ‘positive’ about the legal prohibition on offering gifts, snacks, or meals to their children’s teachers. Among the respondents who were in favor of the law, some who chose the answer of “being able to reduce competition between parents” as a reason for positive evaluation, further confided that “the pressure of preparing gifts equivalent to what other parents are giving” was tremendous. The passing of the landmark law in South Korea naturally invokes the question of what happens in North Korea’s education system. Parents in every country want what’s best for their children, and this is no different in North Korea. It may be thought of as natural to provide small gifts to a child’s teacher as a token of gratitude. Unfortunately, in North Korea, the act of gift-giving to teachers is part of a well-entrenched system of bribery. The bribery in education is now almost considered to be part of the official process, causing various other social problems.According to defector testimonies, it is widely understood in North Korea that college entrance exam results as well as good school grades are all guaranteed by bribery, even at Kim Il Sung University – considered the best institution in the country.Kim Chul Myong (alias, defected in 2008), a former teacher in North Korea said, “To enter Kim Il Sung University, students who graduate from prestigious high schools in Pyongyang need to pay a bribe of 5,000 USD, and students who graduate from local high schools need to pay 3,000 USD,” adding that, “During the college entrance examination period, Central Party cadres at the Ministry of Education who administer Kim Il Sung University receive around 5,000 USD in bribes, and other related personnel receive 500 USD per each.“The intake quota for the university varies every year, but if they were to pick 5 students from the top 10 in North Pyongan Province, this would mean you have a 50 percent chance (if you’re in the top 10),” Kim said. “Due to this kind of competition, the bribes continue to go up. Influential parents also actively participate in school affairs, further stoking competition between families.” The state Department of Education distributes intake quota for each university according to its region, despite the fact that all students in Pyongyang put Kim Il Sung University as their first priority. Such high competition, in which even the children of cadre cannot be guaranteed entrance, makes rising entrance fees (bribes) inevitable.The inherent problems within the system become even more evident in ordinary schools. According to testimonies from defectors, from the early 2000s (shortly after the Arduous March, or famine, in the late 1990s), students became nothing more than a ‘means of production’ for teachers. As the regional education departments were left out in the cold by the Party and ordered to provide for themselves without support, teachers at ordinary schools had no choice but to request bribes.“Students often work in the marketplace as cart drivers to make money for bribes. They pull carts for customers and buy goods or run errands for them. Sometimes they even sell products by themselves to earn money,” Choi Jin Hwa (alias, defected in 2008) told Daily NK, adding that “some older students even drop out of school and engage in prostitution to support their family.”“The preference for getting a job as a homeroom teacher has also increased. Teachers reap the most profit during the school entrance and graduation ceremonies, and those without homerooms have a smaller profit structure. Homeroom teachers normally receive allotted sums from parents and demand more money to line their own pockets.” “The state does realize that this is problematic, but it has little in the way of solutions. Bribery is rampant in workplaces as well as in the educational field, with workers bribing officials indirectly by discretely giving presents to officials’ wives instead,” he concluded.center_img Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Bribery in the education system from admission to graduation, rampant and encouraged Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion last_img read more

Campus to field busy week of special fall events Oct. 21–25

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 17, 2019 The week of Oct. 21–25 is shaping up to be a busy one for campus events and the CU Boulder community is advised to prepare in advance for impacts to traffic, parking and other activities in and around the campus.On Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., the Distinguished Speakers Board (DSB) will host a talk by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will give the Law School’s John Paul Stevens Lecture at 5:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 22.On Thursday, Oct. 24, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich will speak on campus at 7 p.m. during an event sponsored by the student-led Cultural Events Board (CEB).The Colorado Buffaloes will host the USC Trojans on Friday, Oct. 25, a home game that will kick off at 7 p.m. at Folsom Field. Entry to Main Campus parking lots will close at 1 p.m. on Friday. Vehicles parked in the lot prior to this time do not need to be relocated; however, arrivals after 1 p.m. will be directed to park in lot 327, the Center for Community parking garage, located off Regent Drive under C4C. Game-day traffic patterns will be in place as well as some other changes to parking and bus operations. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enjoy these fall campus events—and to plan ahead to avoid any inconveniences.All are also encouraged to practice gratitude, wellness and self-care by checking out the newly established Contemplative Resource Center, which will introduce a series of workshops Oct. 21-25 that are open to all students, faculty and staff.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Blog: What next for cash-rich Jio and India?

first_imgHomeBlog Blog: What next for cash-rich Jio and India? Related Intelligence Brief: How is Jio leveraging start-ups? Tags FacebookReliance jio Kavit Majithia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 JUL 2020 center_img Intelligence Brief: Mobile in India – Frontline gains mask underlying pains Raising $15 billion through 11 deals over three-months in a normal environment is impressive for any company.But, doing it during a global pandemic when stock markets are fluctuating, confidence in investing is low and the effects of said pandemic on an emerging market country like India are not yet fully known, is unprecedented and quite a testament to the potential of both the company, and the market as a whole.Reliance Jio Platforms, the digital services juggernaut housing the country’s largest operator Reliance Jio, has been on a hot streak of deal making resulting in investors from the US and the Middle East all clamouring for a piece.For Mukesh Ambani, Indian billionaire and chairman of Jio Platform’s parent Reliance Industries, his big risk in establishing an operator which shook up the Indian telecoms market by initially offering free data packages to lure subscribers, is starting to pay off big time.“Deal making is both an art and a science, and Reliance Industries seems to have mastered it better than anyone else…it’s hard to find a parallel to this anywhere else in the world,” Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO of digital advisory company Greyhound Research, said in an analyst note.Social media giant Facebook set the ball rolling in April, announcing it was taking a 9.99 per cent stake in Jio Platforms for $5.7 billion, making it the largest minority shareholder in the company.This triggered a flurry of fundraising from US and Middle Eastern investors between April and June, resulting in a sale of 25 per cent of the company.Reliance Industries then appeared to indicate that at least one of its aims had been achieved, declaring itself debt free last month, almost a year ahead of schedule.However, any idea pulling itself out of the red would halt the deals were quickly dismissed after Intel, through its investment unit, became the latest investor to pick up a stake earlier this month.Jio’s operator rivalsNeil Shah, analyst at Counterpoint Research told Mobile World Live Jio’s data-centric network, which has attracted close to 400 million subscribers, and the fact it operates in the most important “open” market in the world, makes the recent bets into the company a no brainer.“If you look at India, it’s the second-largest mobile market in the world and is still quite under penetrated. It is on the cusp of massive digital transformation, mostly driven by mobile technology,” he said. “Since the growth potential is high, the return on investment for investors is going to be even higher.”So, clearly India’s digital segment has the potential, but arguably the only operator truly benefitting at the moment is Jio.Is it therefore set to dominate, or will the promise of India’s potential lead to more (perhaps riskier) bets into the country’s other operators?Well, shortly after Facebook announced its investment, rumours emerged Google was looking to follow its rival and increase its presence in India.Financial Times reported that as well as holding talks about an investment in Jio, Google had turned its attentions to acquiring a 5 per cent stake in joint venture Vodafone Idea, which has been dogged by recent financial struggles.At the time of writing, there has been no word the talks led to anything, but that’s not to say they won’t, particular when considering the ongoing advertising battle between Google and Facebook.Shah noted Facebook’s access to Jio’s ecosystem now makes it “a more lucrative platform to marketers, which is “a loss for Google in this war of eyeballs”.“Google definitely would like to bet on another horse and the debt-reeling Vodafone Idea is definitely a target, if Google could shape Vodafone Idea’s strategy to build a more lucrative business beyond being just selling voice and data plans,” Shah said.He noted the operator still has close to 300 million subscribers, meaning it could “also be one of the key customers for Google Cloud and other Google properties which it can cross-sell to millions of users via the Vodafone-Idea channel”.Satish Meena, senior forecast analyst at Forrester concurred, stating Google was looking to make bigger bets in India. On the operator side, he believes Vodafone Idea and former market leader Bharti Airtel are on the hunt for both investment and partners, “to create an ecosystem of services beyond the telco”.Indeed, Reuters reported in June that Airtel was courting another US tech giant, Amazon, with talks about a $2 billion investment.Jio’s next movesSo, it is likely Jio’s operator rivals may follow its model and look for some overseas cash.But, for the company itself, attention turns to what next: how will it continue its momentum? And as India’s market leader, will its recent cash injection translate into a quicker 5G push for the country?Not likely, according to Meena, who said flat out India was still not ready for investment in 5G, so it was too early to make a call.For Shah, after going debt free, the company can now at least look at a vision of building an ecosystem of connectivity, commerce, cloud and content domestically, before potentially branching out its operations globally.“Investing in rolling out FTTH, IoT and 5G networks should also be a priority to maximise its ecosystem opportunities beyond consumers,” he said.It appears e-commerce could be Jio Platform’s next major short-term play.Meena pointed to the fact that Facebook, through investments in its Marketplace and Jio Platforms, with various enterprise consumer plays in music streaming, financial services and even a domestic online grocery shopping platform dubbed JioMart, already have the building blocks in place.“Facebook needs men and women on the ground to execute the e-commerce model, and Reliance needs a platform for customers and merchants like WhatsApp. With this deal, both these needs can be fulfilled,” he said.Gogia predicted Jio Platforms, with Facebook’s help, will now look to leverage technology and capitalise on other assets within the Reliance Industries moniker and offer “omni-channel retail”, across a number of areas, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, fashion and lifestyle.“This is not a digital opportunity alone. This is a hybrid opportunity, where Reliance Industries will marry its prowess in both domains,” he said.And the three market watchers suggested these roads, the e-commerce push and the flurry of investments, will lead to Ambani’s ultimate end game for Reliance Platforms.“The idea is to go for an IPO next year with a valuation of $125 billion to $150 billion. All depends on how they are able to execute JioMart and e-commerce operations in next 12 to 18 months,” said Meena.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Blog: How safe are social apps for children? Blog Previous ArticleGoogle hails Android 10 uptakeNext ArticleMyanmar presses operators to expand website blocks Authorlast_img read more

Cross border search continues for stolen digger

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Cross border search continues for stolen digger News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – September 29, 2020 Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest A cross border operation is underway to trace a digger which was stolen in Strabane last week, and then brought across the border into Lifford a short time later.Gardai say they are liaising with the PSNI in relation to the stolen Hitachi 135, which is Orange and Dark Red in colour.On the Community Garda Slot on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sergeant Eunan Walsh said diggers taken in previous thefts have been used in ATM robberies……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/eunandig1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Previous articleMilford gardai issue missing persons appealNext articleDCC’s Director of Economic Development welcomes LPT decision News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Donegal ranks high in number of dogs seized over sheep kills

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction It’s been revealed Donegal had the second highest number of dogs seized for livestock worrying over the last five years. Nationally, some 216 dogs have been seized by dog wardens and County Councils between 2015 and 2019.Tipperary had the highest number of seizures, with 66 dogs seized for worrying in the last five years. It was followed by Donegal with 45 and Galway with 33.News Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal Caitriona Morrissey says it’s a very serious issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/dogsgfhgfhgfheizureraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal ranks high in number of dogs seized over sheep kills Google+center_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook By News Highland – June 6, 2019 Previous articleEmergency services attending crash near FintownNext articleEoghan Ban Gallagher: Donegal will need the perfect performance News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Human Rights Activist Speaks Out About Atlanta Protests

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings 4:48 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Human Rights activist Elizabeth Omilami of Hosea Helps Inc. says she is disheartened by what she is seeing and hearing in the media about the Friday night protests in Atlanta.In a conversation with WABE’s local host of “All Things Considered” Jim Burress, Omilami says the anarchists came in and hijacked both the march and the message.She added, “Because all over the country now, people are now talking about the riots. And they’re not talking about the other three policemen that need to be arrested. They’re not talking about the pain of the George Floyd family. They’re not talking about the upcoming trial.”Omilami said some people came and burned the American flag and caused chaos.She said civil rights protesters don’t burn the flag, because “our forefathers died” for this country.Omilami is the daughter of the late civil rights legend Hosea Williams. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Target inks two Manhattan leases

first_imgTarget was one of a few retailers who continued paying full rent — to demonstrate they were “still open for business,” some said — even amid the coronavirus. Before the pandemic struck, Target was on a leasing spree in New York City, experimenting with small-format stores.The chain signed a lease for a 33,000-square-foot store on 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in December 2019. The store was set to be Target’s 10th small-format shop in Manhattan. The retailer has leased 334,000 in New York City since last year, including the latest two leases with Vornado and Chetrit.Overall, Target performed better than other retailers, who struggled to keep afloat as consumer habits shifted to online shopping. Last year, it exceeded analysts expectations, while other retailers floundered. [PincusCo] — Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink TagsCoronavirusRetailtarget 150 East 86th Street and 795 Columbus Avenue with Target CEO Brian Cornell (Google Maps)Target is bringing two new stores to Manhattan.The big-box retailer has taken nearly 80,000 square feet on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, PincusCo reported. Target signed a 20-year, 55,614-square-foot lease at Vornado Realty Trust’s 150 East 86th Street, and a 15-year, 23,562-square-foot deal at the Chetrit Group’s Columbus Square complex at 795 Columbus Avenue.Target is represented in New York City by Richard Skulnik of Ripco Real Estate.The leases come just as New York City begins to reopen, with stores allowed to resume curbside pickup and deliveries since May. The city is currently in the first phase of reopening, which also allows in-store pickups, and is set to move into phase two on Monday.Read moreHalf of deadbeat chains start paying rent againWhat NYC’s reopening will look like for real estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Equality & dignity

first_imgThe core of our Constitution is spiritual.  Equality / Dignity signify profound import.  Their opposite is Miniature servant & slave mentality.  Architects of our constitution have witnessed the suppression of freedom in colonial rule; hence advocated the 2 virtuous terms, not so easy to define nor comprehensively describe.Every human being arrives on earth with a purpose.  Each one has a heart, a pair of lungs, limbs, etc.  It is not a human product that arrives here neatly packed in flesh & bone – there is much more to it – the innate spirit, that distinguishes mankind from the rest of the species.  Role-plays evolve in due course.  Spirituality doesn’t discriminate – superior/inferior labels are born out of mundane levels.  Our Constitution supports such a broad-based non-discriminatory approach.Few are born with a silver spoon in aristocrat family.  Inherited genes evolving atmosphere play crucial parts in moulding a human – on roleplays.  Some are gifted with maths ingenuity – few on music melody – poetry – painting – philosophy – physical capability – versatility – and so on.  Everyone has some hidden potential/s.  No human is a waste.  Innumerable invisible subtle equations shape a human.  Few become doctors, engineers, architects, singers, businessmen, and of course politicians too.  Many are slated to be in ordinary routine role-plays of life.  Society recognizes gifted individuals; their role-plays help their co-existing ordinary mortals in sharing & caring spirit, innate in mankind – a social animal.  Equality doesn’t refer to attributes acclaims, but to the right to live in peace and harmony, whatever be the role-play on hand.Are we out of the sediments of our colonial era – slave/servant mentality in decades?It all begins in school.  Tender kids are neatly packed in uniforms – go to school – told to follow teacher/s; learn this and that by-heart.  Freedom in playful moods is replaced by a highly regulated environ.  Parental pressure makes them feel that the academic world is real – it will decide their worth and future.  Few good schools recognize the joyful playful phase natural in tender kids – they play along for a while and try to arouse curiosity in them – more than imposing inputs forced down their throat.  Many schools are mechanical entities – ‘obedience’ is a must – rote memory gets significance – little scope, ways & means to identify their hidden potentials, innate gifts at such tender moulding phase.  Exams mark not so scientific on learning curves assume excessive dominance.  They sap the innate vitality, anxiety develops at such a tender age.Politics has degenerated so much – now they are unable to wriggle out of vicious cycles born out of their vested interests urge to be in limelight & win polls.  Quota conundrums is a classic example.  It suits politicos/banners to have flocks of followers rather than those who can think & ask questions.  Is Neta-worship cult a booster of creativity? ‘First, learn to obey, then only you can command’ – such sermons aren’t healthy.  If much military personnel are observed, they are fine-tuned either to receive or give commands. They find it rather difficult to fit into the outside world – discipline is another issue.   True, unless one submits to a mentor, guide, acquiring knowledge/skills is difficult to grab.  Submissiveness is a voluntary function – out of humility and awe, inspiration to the mentor/master.  Obedience is rather a commanded trait.  In freeland of the progressive world, there is no need to ‘obey’ or ‘command’, but carry on with role-plays on hand.  In vibrant organizations, say MNCs, the work culture is not one of blind obedience, but of freedom to perform in a congenial atmosphere – to tap max in cohesive human excellence. Untouchability is banned – yet caste/creed type of taboos prevail at large, apart from gender bias.  We are stuck up with some type of opinionated dogmatic discriminatory ways – often unconsciously – this group is good, that one is bad, etc., thanks to politicization/polarization craftiness.  Look at the multiple cadres of Govt. ‘servants’ in the admin hierarchy; are we out of woods of colonial commanding days of slavery?  Many of our systems/processes are inherited directly or indirectly from such olden days. Genuine service reach out to the needy/deprived lots out of love/concern is on a higher plane, not on remuneration but self-less benign love/spirit towards fellow citizens – today NGO/voluntary service concept itself is under the scanner of political rule – for obvious reasons.  It has become a fashion to call oneself as a ‘Servant’ not a glorified term at all in the true spirit, more so when on fat remuneration and netas getting fabulous perks clouts, all tax-free.  When one wears the attire of ‘public servant’, he/she creates envisions huge chunks of fellow humans, who tend to become dependent on such ‘servants’ – our ‘neta’ & ‘babu’ is so great and powerful, we will be taken due care of, get regular spoon-feeds, some concessions, compromises, etc. that strike at the root of human co-existence in DIGNITY.  Are human beings homogenous products – push overs – pawns to be at the mercy of such glorified public servants? In advanced progressive nations, they don’t bother much when their national Tops travel or pass through – it is applied nationalism/patriotism, everyone knows his role-play cut – in stark contrast to what we see here! Today 7 decades after independence, are we truly independent? No wonder, not a single invention/innovation/path-breaking reform, has come out of our soil in decades.  How can creativity bloom, in such servant/slave mentality – stereotypes copy-cats bhakt/troll gangs etc. are incapable of any such achievement.  Will politicos on top ever introspect & mend their ways? Not an easy question at all!last_img read more

5-alarm fire in Bayonne displaces 45 people, 2 firefighters hospitalized

first_img Crime BayonneNews 5-alarm fire in Bayonne displaces 45 people, 2 firefighters hospitalized News By John Heinis – June 19, 2016 3:43 pm 0 Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Previous articleIn wake of Orlando massacre, Fulop calls for ‘common sense gun reforms’Next articleFeds: 5 MS-13 gang members admit conspiring to kill Hudson County rival John Heinis Bayonne A five-alarm fire in Bayonne displaced 45 people, from 14 different families, and injured two firefighters early Saturday morning. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AWgwR3GKAE[/fve]Saturday morning around 1:30 a.m., a fire was reported at the corner of Avenue C and West 20th Streets at the apartments above the Bayonne Giant laundromat, located at 455, 457 and 549, Avenue C, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis explained on his Facebook page.The blaze burned on until around 5 a.m. with the fire departments from Jersey City, Hoboken and Kearny, as well as the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management, providing assistance, Davis said.Two Bayonne firefighters were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, one of which who was released today.The mayor added that Bayonne OEM helped establish a temporary shelter at the Korpi Ice Rink facility on the Bayonne High School Campus to process and take in the displaced families, consisting of 45 people total. The American Red Cross is also assisting in the effort.Furthermore, Davis said that the laundromat location were the fire took place will have to be demolished to the significant damage it sustained. The area is still currently being cleaned up and pedestrians and drivers alike are advised to avoid 19th and 20th Streets along Avenue C.“My thanks go out to the firefighters who bravely controlled this situation and extinguished the fire without loss to human life; something that is truly remarkable,” Davis wrote.“I further thank the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management, the Bayonne Police Department, and McCabe Ambulance for their assistance, support, and continued work at the scene and throughout the City during this time.”Finally, for those looking to help the fire victims, Bayonne OEM recommends donating “small denomination gift cards” to the families. All donations can be dropped off at Davis’ Office of Constituent Services at Bayonne City Hall, 630 Avenue C, Room 9. TAGSbayonne fire departmentbayonne oemjimmy davis SHARE Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities saylast_img read more