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          Presidente Moreno expondrá en EEUU misión “Manuela Espejo”, en evento del Banco Mundial      Comment   Translate Page      

El presidente Lenín Moreno tiene previsto viajar este sábado a la capital estadounidense, Washington, donde expondrá la misión emblemática nacional “Manuela Espejo” como referente mundial en un foro sobre discapacidad. La Secretaría Nacional de Comunicación informó este sábado en un comunicado que Moreno inicia el domingo su agenda oficial en Estados Unidos, donde se reunirá […]

La entrada Presidente Moreno expondrá en EEUU misión “Manuela Espejo”, en evento del Banco Mundial se publicó primero en Teleamazonas.


           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
"Burden?" Another Pravda Faux News addle-brained bot. Here's how authentic American Patriots think. So sorry for your loss, and your condition. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/seattle-isnt-afraid-of-immigrants-mr-trump/2019/04/12/f26c370e-5d5e-11e9-9625-01d48d50ef75_story.html?utm_term=.775cb0e1d856 Seattle isn’t afraid of immigrants, Mr. Trump Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle. Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future. What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him. On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats. In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him. It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America. This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong. In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith. Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation. Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us. In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market. We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.” Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country. So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.
          Fox's Neil Cavuto dismisses the illegality of plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities because Trump is "at wits end"      Comment   Translate Page      

NEIL CAVUTO (ANCHOR): What John touched on at the beginning there, this idea that the president wants to call the Democrats out on helping him deal with this crisis at the border. So Vijay Johnson, the former Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, admitted on this count, this president is right. Democratic strategist, Antjuan Seawright, GOP strategist Holly Turner. Holly, the president is arguing here, this was his idea. This wasn't something that an aide tossed around and then they dismissed and apparently he's still actively considering it. If he still is actively considering it and it would be deemed illegal to do, where is this going? 

HOLLY TURNER (GOP STRATEGIST): Well, look, the president is not going to implement something that is blatantly illegal. 

ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT (DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST): Say what?

TURNER: No come on Antjuan, let me talk now. The president is exploring different solutions. He's a problem solver. He wants to solve this problem. I don't see why the Democrats are upset about this. Seems like a win-win to me. Sanctuary cities get what they want, illegal aliens occupying their city borders and the rest of the country gets what they want, which is these people are not released in to their communities. So I don't really understand what the big problem is. Let the president go through the legal examination and see if it's something that's going to work out for the country. But all and all, seems like a good solution to me. 

CAVUTO: Antjuan? 

TURNER: Holly, so you're saying you're okay with doing something that Democrats and Republicans agree that is illegal? 

CAVUTO: Technically so are sanctuary cities. They're technically illegal, but go ahead. 

SEABRIGHT: Cavuto --

CAVUTO: Neil is fine. 

SEAWRIGHT: What this is, is a red meat throw towards Trump's base because he knew it would form some type of outrage, anger, frustration, the same things that Trump thrives off of every single day, and it's going to throw the news cycle all about this.

CAVUTO: Antjuan he can't win or lose no matter what he does. No, no, you were the first one to acknowledge that we've got some issues at the border to address. Would you at least acknowledge we're at the point where the president is raising this as a possible solution in the meantime because Democrats are not helping him out with anything?

SEAWRIGHT: But Neil, that's not how you get to solutions in Washington D.C. You do it by coming together, Democrats and Republicans working that a bipartisan solution that 60 percent of the American people want. 

CAVUTO: Antjuan, there's no democratic support for a wall. It's fine. I get it. 

SEAWRIGHT: That's not true. 

CAVUTO: But then you then move on to say all right, when it comes to these crowded facilities, you wanted to put -- Democrats got to agree to a cap on that. So the president is sort of locked in this position, these places are overflowing. It gets to the point where a couple of weekends ago, many had to be let out of a couple of facilities with the understanding being we would get a better procedure going forward. We don't have one. No one is finding one. What do you do? 

SEAWRIGHT: What you and I both know is that when the president really wants something, he will go to his caucus in the legislative branch and get it done. So he can instruct his caucus to work with House Democrats to come up with a solution that he will sign into law, that he will deal with immigration in a real way -- 

CAVUTO: But you didn't answer my question. Are you willing to say, all right, maybe the president -- I'm not endorsing his idea and it is illegal, but he's really at wits end. I have got to do something. I've got 100,000 such crossings to deal with. And it's out of control and no one's helping me. 

Previously:

Fox regular argues closing the border is worth economic cost: "It's about time Americans in this generation were subjected to sacrifice"

On Fox, former Border Patrol chief says they don't use "cages," just "chain link fence" for "safety and security"

How Fox has been using racist, nativist, and anti-immigrant rhetoric to talk about border issues


          Crise na Venezuela: Por que a presença da Rússia no país sul-americano desafia velhas regras da Guerra Fria      Comment   Translate Page      
Quando a União Soviética competia com os Estados Unidos pela supremacia global durante a Guerra Fria, costumava atuar com cautela e fora dos holofotes no quintal de Washington: a América Latina. Leia mais (04/13/2019 - 18h18)
          Facing Backlash For Sharing Altered Ilhan Omar Video, Trump’s Own ‘Bragging’ Comment After 9/11 Unearthed      Comment   Translate Page      

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Greek Independence Day celebration with Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, in the East Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

On Friday, Donald Trump shared an edited video showing Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar making comments about 9/11 to the Council of American-Islamic Relations. While Omar was making comments in relation to the anxiety felt by American Muslims in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Trump’s video narrowed down on four words used by Omar without providing the context of the speech.

“For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said, as reported by Axios. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

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          Mueller Report Not The End, ‘Long Shadow’ Of Russia Investigation Spreads To Roger Stone, Other Ongoing Cases      Comment   Translate Page      

Robert Mueller listens

With a heavily redacted version of the Robert Mueller Russia investigation report due to be released publicly within a week, Mueller’s own work appears to be done. However, the special counsel investigation continues to cast a “long shadow” over the Donald Trump administration, according to a Politico report, with an unknown number of investigations continuing to target key figures in Mueller’s probe — including longtime Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone.

On Friday, prosecutors told a judge in a Washington D.C. federal court that they could not make search warrant documents from Stone’s case public — despite a freedom-of-information demand from several media organizations — because the warrants contain details that “concern investigations that remain ongoing,” according to CNN.

In January, Stone’s home was searched and he was arrested in an early morning raid. Mueller then slapped Stone with a 24-page indictment charging him with lying to investigators, witness tampering, and obstruction, as The Inquisitr reported.

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          BENKI YA DUNIA KUIJAZA TANZANIA MKOPO NA MSAADA WA SHILINGI TRILIONI 4 KWA AJILI YA KUTEKELEZA MIRADI YA MAENDELEO      Comment   Translate Page      
Benny Mwaipaja, WFM, Washington D.C
BENKI ya Dunia imeahidi kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye masharti nafuu na msaada wenye thamani ya dola za Marekani bilioni 1.7 sawa na takriban shilingi trilioni 4 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza miradi mbalimbali ya maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kijamii katika kipindi cha mwaka wa fedha 2019/2020.
Ahadi hiyo imetolewa mjini Washington D.C nchini Marekani na Makamu wa Rais wa Benki hiyo anayeshughulikia Kanda ya Afrika Bw. Hafez Ghanem, alipokutana na kufanya mazungumzo na ujumbe wa Tanzania ukiongozwa na Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, Dkt. Philip Mpango.
Bw. Ghanem amemhakikishia Mheshimiwa Rais Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli kwamba uhusiano kati ya Serikali na Benki yake bado uko imara na kwamba benki hiyo iko tayari kushirikiana na Tanzania ili iweze kufikia maendeleo yanayo tarajiwa.
Miongoni mwa miradi itakayonufaika na mkopo na msaada huo ni mpango wa elimu ambapo benki hiyo imeongeza ufadhili kutoka dola milioni 300 hadi dola milioni 400 na mradi wa kusaidia kaya masikini kupitia TASAF ambapo benki hiyo imeamua kuongeza kiwango cha fedha kutoka dola milioni 300 hadi kufikia dola milioni 450.
Kiasi kingine cha fedha kitatumika kutekeleza miradi mbalimbali katika sekta za miundombinu ya barabara, maji, Tehama, Afya, kilimo, hifadhi ya jamiim Nishati, utawala bora, lishe, sekta ya fedha, biashara, mazingira na maliasili pamoja na maji nk.
Akizungumza kwenye kikao hicho Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, Dkt. Philip Mpango, ameishukuru Benki hiyo namna inavyoisaidia nchi katika nyanja mbalimbali za kiuchumi na kijamii ambapo mpaka sasa Benki hiyo imefadhili miradi 21 ya maendeleo kwa gharama ya dola za Marekani bilioni 4.8, sawa na takriban shilingi trilioni 11.
Ameahidi kuwa Serikali ya Tanzania itaendelea kuzifanyia kazi changamoto mbalimbali zinazojitokeza katika utekelezaji wa masuala mbalimbali na kuiomba benki hiyo iendelee kuisaidia nchi ili iweze kufikia maendeleo yaliyokusudiwa ikiwemo kuondoa umasikini wa  wananchi.
Ujumbe wa Tanzania ukiongozwa na Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, ukimshirikisha pia Gavana wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Prof. Florens Luoga, upo mjini Washington D.C nchini Marekani kuhudhuria mikutano ya Benki ya Dunia na Shirika la Fedha la Kimataifa-IMF, taasisi ambazo Serikali ina hisa.
 Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, Mhe. Dkt. Philip Isdor Mpango (Mb) (katikati) akifurahia jambo lililozungumzwa na Makamu wa Rais wa Benki ya Dunia anayeshughulikia Kanda ya Afrika Bw. Hafez Ghanem (hayuko pichani) wakati wa mkutano wa ujumbe wa Tanzania na uongozi wa Benki hiyo Mjini Washington D.C, Marekani. Kulia ni Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango wa Serikali ya Mapinduzi-Zanzibar Bw. Khamis Mussa Omar na kushoto ni Gavana wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Prof. Florens Luoga.
 Makamu wa Rais wa Benki ya Dunia anayeshughulikia Kanda ya Afrika Bw. Hafez Ghanem, akiihakikishia Tanzania kwamba Benki yake itaipatia dola za marekani bilioni 1.7 ili iweze kutekeleza miradi yake mbalimbali ya maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kijamii katika kipindi cha mwaka mmoja ujao wa fedha 2019/2020.
 Naibu Gavana wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Dkt. Yamungu Kayandabila (kulia) na Kamishna wa Bajeti kutoka Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bi. Mary Maganga, wakifuatilia kwa makini mazungumzo kati ya Waziri wa Fedha na Mi[pango, Mhe. Dkt. Philip Isdor Mpango (Mb) na Makamu wa Rais wa Benki ya Dunia Bw. Hafez Ghanem (hawako pichani) mazungumzo yaliyofanyika Mjini Washington D.C, Marekani, ambapo Benki hiyo imeahidi kuipatia Tanzania karibu shilingi trilioni 4 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza miradi yake mbalimbali ya maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kijamii katika mwaka wa Fedha 2019/2020.
 Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, Mhe. Dkt. Philip Isdor Mpango (kushoto) akiteta jambo na Mwakilishi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia nchini Tanzania Bi. Bella Bird mara baada ya kumalizika kwa mkutano kati ya Ujumbe wa Tanzania na Makamu wa Rais wa Benki ya Dunia anayeshughulikia Kanda ya Afrika Bw. Hafez Ghanem, Mjini Washington D.C nchini Marekani.
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Marekani, Balozi Wilson Masilingi (katikati) akizungumza jambo na Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango, Dkt. Philip Mpango (kulia) na Gavana wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Prof. Florens Luoga (kushoto) kabla ya kuanza kwa mkutano kati ya Ujumbe wa Tanzania na Makamu wa Rais wa Benki ya Dunia anayeshughulikia Kanda ya Afrika Bw. Hafez Ghanem, Mjini Washington D.C nchini Marekani. (Picha na Benny Mwaipaja, WFM, Washington D.C)

          Even Longtime Trump Aide Roger Stone Is Now Demanding To See The Full Mueller Report      Comment   Translate Page      

Roger Stone, former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Former Trump aide and longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone is reportedly the latest person who wants to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in full.

The contents of the special counsel report have been contested ever since they were first provided to the office of Attorney General William Barr, who has since refused to turn over an unredacted version to the Congress. Earlier this week, in light of growing calls from House Democrats to release the full Mueller report to Congress, Barr assured that he would provide a redacted version of the report soon — probably even by the end of this week. The attorney general has maintained that he would only omit things which are necessary, “including material related to grand jury matters and the privacy of individuals not charged with crimes,” according to Politico.

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          Pres. Trump talks of releasing migrants into Democratic stronghold cities      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Pres. Trump […]
          Biden and Sanders are in the Driver's Seat       Comment   Translate Page      

I am hopeful that the upcoming presidential cycle will have a little less content-free horse race coverage than the cycles we’ve had in the past. It just seems like people in the media are a bit chastened by the election of Donald Trump and don’t want to repeat all the same mistakes this time around. Yet, I know I am being optimistic. We’re still going to see a lot of bad takes like this one from First Read that tries to convince us that Bernie Sanders is tanking because he’s only polling at 16 percent in Iowa and New Hampshire.

On the numbers, this take is a bit ludicrous. Sanders is currently polling in second place in both states, and he’s in first place among candidates who have actually declared that they are running. He trails only Joe Biden, and he’s more than doubling the numbers of well-funded and well-known candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in Iowa and nearly doing so in New Hampshire.

This piece takes no account of how delegates are actually awarded in the Democratic primaries, where you need to break 15 percent to get anything, and if you are one of only two candidates to clear that hurdle, you can count on getting more than 40 percent of that states’ haul. If these elections were held today, Biden and Sanders would be splitting all the delegates between them, and even if Sanders were losing every state it would take him a long time to be mathematically eliminated.

Without projecting forward, Bernie Sanders is in an enviable position, and his fundraising is excellent. He raised the most money of any candidate in the first quarter by a wide margin and reportedly has a $28 million war chest. Yet, he is supposedly not taking the criticism he deserves for polling far below where he finished in 2016 during a one-on-one contest with Hillary Clinton.

A better take comes from Jonathan Bernstein, who correctly points out that relatively few people are paying close attention to the race at this point and that the polls are therefore largely about name recognition. He also argues that negative stories about candidates are probably being treated as more consequential than they’ll prove to be in the end. And I think that depends on the candidate. First impressions are important, and it did real damage to Amy Klobuchar when she faced a bunch of criticism from former staffers soon after she announced. Stories about Joe Biden’s inappropriate grabbiness and voting record aren’t as crippling because people already know what they think about the former vice-president. In any case, he’s happy to get these stories covered now before he’s even announced himself as a candidate.

Biden and Sanders are leading the polls in large part because they are the best known politicians in the bunch, but also because Democrats genuinely like them. While there may be a wide gulf between them ideologically, especially if we go back decades in time, most voters aren’t making those kinds of distinctions. They’re leading because they’re popular with Democrats all along the ideological spectrum, and this seems to confound and perplex political analysts and activists alike. Progressives are supposed to be repelled by Biden and white working class voters are presumed to dislike socialism. Neither assumption bears out in the polling numbers.

As the other candidates begin to execute their plans and get their chances to perform on big stages, we will see these polling numbers begin to fluctuate, and there will be horses that show a burst for a time. It’s interesting to speculate about which candidates might have the talent or good fortune to move from the back to the front. The Democratic primary voters may want a reliable hand like Biden or an economic populist like Sanders or Warren or a fresh and charismatic face like O’Rourke, Harris or Booker. They might want someone completely new and from outside of Washington DC, like Pete Buttigieg or Washington governor Jay Inslee.

All we know right now is that Biden and Sanders are in the best position to win the nomination. We’re not suffering because there aren’t enough takes being published about why they’re not doing better.

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          Serious Question       Comment   Translate Page      

Do you think that just maybe we really need to win this presidential election in 2020? Like, it's not an option?

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          Senate Supports Moore But Not Cain for Fed       Comment   Translate Page      

When looking at the dumpster fire we call the American political environment, I think we can all agree that the last thing we really needed was more Herman Cain. As I explained yesterday in my Senate Republicans Wish the Democrats Could Filibuster Trump’s Nominees piece, the senior GOP leadership in Congress certainly feels that way. They were already begging rank-and-file senators to call the White House and warn them off nominating Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve before Cain called them a “bunch of yahoos” on Wednesday night.

Herman Cain, whose prospects for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have grown shaky before President Donald Trump even nominates him, likely gave his detractors in the U.S. Senate more reason to oppose his confirmation with comments at a University of Kansas lecture Wednesday night.

Cain, 73, the long-time business executive and 2012 presidential candidate, warned against the dangers of socialism, renewable energy and Medicare for all. He described the Senate Banking Committee, which would vet him if he were nominated, “as a bunch of yahoos.” He compared the right to health care to the right to own a Cadillac, and said God would decide when it was time to stop using fossil fuels.

“When God is ready for us not to have fossil fuels, he’ll find a way,” the former Godfather Pizza CEO told the audience at the Vickers Lecture Series at School of Business.

Cain also likened himself to Dr. Martin Luther King, and said: “You reach a point in your successful career where making more money isn’t inspiring enough.”

Cain’s reward for those remarks was to learn that his nomination is almost certainly doomed.

A fourth Republican senator announced Thursday that he would oppose Herman Cain if President Trump nominated him to the Federal Reserve Board, all but dooming his potential appointment.

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a close Trump ally, told reporters that “if I had to vote right now, there’s no way I could vote for” Cain. The president had floated the businessman for the Fed board last week.

Cramer’s opposition makes him the fourth Republican to denounce Cain’s potential nomination, effectively ending Cain’s chance at confirmation. GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Mitt Romney (Utah) all came out against Cain on Wednesday.

With four of the 53 Senate Republicans opposed to Cain, he would not reach the necessary 51 votes for confirmation without getting support from Democrats, which is unlikely.

I’m not certain, but it looks like perhaps the Senate Republicans are drawing a hard line against Cain so that’ll have some cover to accept the other insane nomination Trump is floating for the Fed.

Stephen Moore may have been held in contempt of court for failing to pay child support and alimony and he may owe more than $75,000 in taxes to the IRS, but that doesn’t seem disqualifying to a lot of Senate Republicans:

“I know Stephen Moore, he’s a smart man, he’s the head of Club for Growth,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). “We have to do this in regular order, but I think he would probably be a good voice on the Fed. One, he’s got to be nominated first. Second, he’s got to be confirmed.”

“I said, ‘Pay your taxes; pay your support!’” Shelby said, when asked about Moore’s financial problems.

“Stephen is a solid guy, I know Stephen pretty well. I think Stephen has been right about a few things, with regard to the Fed’s treatment of interest rates, especially,” [Sen. Kevin] Cramer said. “I want to hear more about the specific issues surrounding some of his financial situations.”

The North Dakota senator added that he did not see Moore’s run-in with the IRS or the divorce settlement being disqualifying for his nomination if he had cleared up both issues.

So, the way it looks right now, the dumpster fire will get less Herman Cain and more Stephen Moore.

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          Campaigns Should Welcome Counterintelligence Efforts      Comment   Translate Page      

Back in May 2018, I wrote On Stefan Halper and Carter Page in an effort to settle whether the FBI counterintelligence unit had been justified in keeping tabs on Page during the 2016 campaign. I concluded that they had sufficient cause to enlist Mr. Harper for this job, but I never questioned whether this amounted to spying “on the campaign” of Donald Trump. It just didn’t seem like the right way of framing the matter.

The FBI hadn’t been spying on Page when he first came to their attention in 2013. They had been spying on two Russians: Victor Podobnyy, an SVR Agent whose cover was a job as the Russian Attaché of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City, and Igor Sporyshev, a SVR Agent whose cover was a job as Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in New York City. The SVR is Russia’s  foreign intelligence service, so it’s the rough equivalent of our CIA. The FBI noticed that Page, a former naval intelligence officer, was interacting with Mr. Podobnyy and had handed him documents. It’s in the nature of intelligence work that when you’re observing the activities of adversarial intelligence agencies, you will discover Americans they have recruited or are attempting to recruit. That doesn’t mean that the FBI was spying on Carter Page when they noticed him make a handoff of documents, and it doesn’t mean that they were spying on him when he went to Moscow on July 7th and 8th, 2016, gave a speech critical of U.S. foreign policy at the New Economic School, and met with high-ranking Kremlin-connected figures.

Page’s actions aroused suspicions because he repeatedly walked right into routine surveillance operations. Mr. Halper, an FBI asset who lived and worked in Cambridge, England was enlisted to make contact with Page and later with George Papadopoulos only after those two gentlemen had contact with Russians officials, intelligence officers and/or assets.  That’s why I don’t wholly disagree with Byron York when he defends Attorney General William Barr’s congressional testimony that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign. In some limited ways, they did monitor the activities of two of the campaign’s foreign policy advisers, both of whom were traveling extensively abroad and meeting with Russians of interest.

But I think it’s highly misleading to suggest that this amounted to an effort to spy on the campaign. In a normal world, this kind of surveillance would be undertaken to protect a campaign. Ordinarily, a campaign would be grateful to learn that someone they were trusting to give them foreign policy advice might have been recruited or compromised by a foreign power.

After Carter Page left the Trump campaign in September 2016, the FBI successfully obtained a warrant that allowed them to look back at communications that Page had conducted during the campaign. Mr. York uses this retroactive element in the warrant to argue that Trump’s campaign was surveilled, but that’s an incredible stretch. To the extent that the campaign was surveilled in real time, it was only through Stefan Halper developing relationships with Page and Papadopolous to assess their intentions and the possibility that they were compromised or acting as agents of a hostile foreign power. In the former case, the FBI was investigating someone the campaign had fired precisely (or ostensibly) because of his connections to Russia. Why would the Trump campaign object to a retroactive look at his activities?

In the case of Page, he had been on their radar already for three years. In the case of Papadapolous, he was clearly being manipulated (at best) in a Russian intelligence operation. At one point, Papadopoulos was wittingly and willingly engaging with a woman he falsely believed to be Vladmir Putin’s niece. Again, this kind of diligence from our counterintelligence team is something a campaign ought to be grateful for rather than something that is seen as a violation of their privacy.

I think Barr was irresponsible when he characterized this as spying on the Trump campaign, although he was careful to note that he was unaware of any inappropriate activities and merely wanted to satisfy himself that the the proper protocols had been followed. I’m not sure I trust him to keep to that, but I don’t see a problem if he wants to take a look at it.

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          Casual Observation       Comment   Translate Page      

I didn't draw this assignment today, but here's a thread for you to discuss it anyway.

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          Summer Camp Staff - Wenatchee National Forest - Camp Zanika Lache & Camp Fire NCW Council - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Kenneth R. Harney: Strong spring real estate season shaping up, but who's got the advantage?      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON — Have we arrived at one of those rare Goldilocks moments in real estate, where the market works well for sellers and buyers, strongly favoring neither?

Maybe.

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          Summer Camp Staff - Wenatchee National Forest - Camp Zanika Lache & Camp Fire NCW Council - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Spend the summer living and working in Washington State’s beautiful Wenatchee National Forest. Camp Zanika Lache a traditional co-ed residential summer camp,...
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          Community Relations Director (ACLU - WA)      Comment   Translate Page      

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington - Seattle, WA


          Chine-USA : les négociations avancent      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington a laissé entrevoir samedi la fin de la guerre commerciale avec Pékin. Aucune date n'a toutefois été avancée.
          Burhanettin Duran: Tansiyonu kim tırmandırıyor?      Comment   Translate Page      
Burhanettin Duran: Tansiyonu kim tırmandırıyor?Burhanettin Duran: Tansiyonu kim tırmandırıyor?
Washington ve Ankara arasındaki tansiyon yeni gerilimlerle tırmanıyor. Başkan Trump'ın Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan ile görüşmelerinde verdiği sözlere rağmen hiçbir sorun çözülmüyor.

          Skier Who Died in Mount Washington Avalanche Identified      Comment   Translate Page      
Authorities have identified a skier who died in an avalanche on Mount Washington. A spokesman for the White Mountain National Forest says 32-year-old Nicholas Benedix of Campton, New Hampshire, was buried under about 5 feet of snow in Raymond Cataract for about an hour Thursday afternoon before rescuers dug him out. Benedix was skiing alone and was pronounced dead several hours later. The spokesman said the avalanche was approximately 135-feet wide at the crown. Thursday's avalanche was one of at least four human-triggered avalanches on the mountain that day as slabs of snow formed by wind warmed up and weakened. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast's highest peak and is notorious for its bad weather. The Mount Washington Avalanche Center reports moderate avalanche danger Saturday - with heightened avalanche conditions on certain terrain on the presidential range.
          Examining Sanders' Medicare-For-All Proposal      Comment   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Bernie Sanders has introduced a new version of his "Medicare for All" bill that was a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign. He's one of several Democratic candidates for president who support some form of national single-payer coverage. But is that easier said than done? Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News joins us. Julie, thanks for being with us. JULIE ROVNER: Thanks for having me. SIMON: And what's Senator Sanders proposing this year? ROVNER: Well, he's proposing similar to what he's been proposing since the 1990s, which is basically to make Medicare, the program that now serves 50-some million elderly and disabled Americans, available to everyone and basically get rid of private health insurance at the same time. So everyone would be on Medicare - might not be the same Medicare that we know now, but they would be on a federal government-run program called Medicare that would provide
          'US understood India on S-400 deal with Russia'      Comment   Translate Page      
New Delhi has been "heard and understood" by the US over its accord to buy the S-400 missile defence system for $5.2 billion, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview this week. She told AFP that Washington has taken on board that India, bordering both Pakistan and China, needed arms from Russia, and others, to remain a "strong partner".
          Sudan’s Feared Intelligence Chief Resigns in Another Victory for Protesters - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Sudan’s Feared Intelligence Chief Resigns in Another Victory for Protesters  The New York Times
  2. Protesters hold Friday prayers in Sudan after military takeover  Daily Mail
  3. Protesters still on the streets in Sudan after president's ouster  CBS News
  4. Why women led the uprising in Sudan  Washington Post
  5. My Father Died Before He Could See al-Bashir Fall  The New York Times
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          Man gets 70 years for trying to kill police officers      Comment   Translate Page      
A central Washington man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for opening fire on five police officers in his Pasco basement.

The Tri-City Herald reports that 32-year-old Edwin Espejo received the sentence Friday in Franklin County Superior Court.

A jury convicted Espejo last month of three counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of illegal gun possession.

Pasco police officers responded to domestic violence call in 2017. Authorities say Espejo fired seven shots from a .45-caliber handgun but missed.

Officers fired 21 shots in return, hitting Espejo six times and seriously wounding him.

Espejo in court questioned the sentence and said he was defending himself and his children inside his home from police officers.

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          Washington teenager charged in shooting death of father      Comment   Translate Page      
A 19-year-old central Washington man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his father.

Benjamin Rodriguez of Outlook on Saturday was being held in the Yakima County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Authorities arrested Rodriguez on Wednesday after responding to a report of an accidental shooting at a home and finding 43-year-old Jose Rodriguez.

He was transported to a hospital where he died. An autopsy found he had been shot in the head.

Benjamin Rodriguez told authorities they were staying at his grandparents' house and that Jose Rodriguez tried to break into a safe to get drugs.

When that failed, Benjamin Rodriguez said, his father went into a rage, shooting a gun from the porch, and told Benjamin to call police so there could be a shootout.

Benjamin Rodriguez said that instead he retrieved a .22-caliber rifle to deter his father, but shot him when his father pointed a gun at him.

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          Lost and Alone: What Should She Do?      Comment   Translate Page      

So, a woman who is alone and isolated writes to Carolyn Hax, Washington Post advice columnist. You would imagine that this woman would do well to take it up with a therapist, but, alas, she already has.

Does it not strike you, as it strikes me, that therapy is not helping this woman? Oughtn’t we to be asking about the value of therapy? Unfortunately, we do not. Hax is not at fault for offering yet another piece of mental gymnastics to help her out, but, for someone who is lost in her mind and isolated from the world, she does not need more introspection.

Anyway, here is the letter, in its entirety:

I liked your answer about finding one's purpose in life, but what you said about it being something to hang on to when life is overwhelming is the problem. I have nothing to hang on to in those situations, which are too frequent. I have absolutely not found a job/career that works well for me, at which I am good and which I also enjoy. I am not a parent, I am no one's best friend or spouse, I don't have a truly meaningful hobby or volunteer work. So, when life becomes difficult, I go to a dark place — why the hell am I even here?

Yes, I am in therapy and on meds, but those only go so far.

In truth, it is good for life to have a purpose. In fact, a megaselling book, called The Purpose Driven Life has already set down the message. We note that Pastor Rick Warren’s book does not come to us from the therapy world. It comes from religion.

The letter writer paints herself as alone and bereft, lost and floudering. We do not know whether she has family or friends. We do not want to say that she needs to have a best friend, but her glass-half-empty thinking has merely isolated her more. The issue is: does she have friends? At all.

We do not know how old she is, what job she has, whether or not her relationships with her colleagues are interesting or not. We do not know. Because therapy has taught her to think like an isolated human monad, someone who can solve it all with a mental exercise or two. She would do better to get a pet, a cat or a dog. As the old saying goes, if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Anything to extract her from her self-pity.

As Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said: “God is in the details.” Without knowing the details, without knowing anything more about her, without her being able to see her life in terms of details, there is no way she is going to get to God. And there is no way out of a morass of her own and her therapist’s making. True enough, therapy and medication can only do so much, but they have set this woman up for calamity. It’s not good news.

So, if she and Hax and company like Pastor Warren’s advice, the conclusion will be that she should start attending religious services. The psycho professions know that attending such services is beneficial to one’s mental health. Belonging to a community, engaging in community activities, participating in rituals and ceremonies, making new friends… all of these are clearly antidotal for someone who feels like she has no purpose in life.

          Official: Raise insurance tax to help fight wildfires      Comment   Translate Page      
With an increasing number of forest fires scorching portions of Washington each year, the Legislature is considering a proposal to create a fund dedicated to preventing and battling wildfires.

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and state Senate Democrats want to increase the tax on premiums for property and casualty insurance in order to raise $62.5 million annually to pay for wildfire suppression and prevention.

Franz said more than 2.2 million homes in Washington are exposed to wildfire, and the cost to fight such fires has averaged $153 million per year over the past five years.

The money would come from raising the tax on premiums for property and casualty insurance from 2% to 2.52%. Franz says the increase would cost the average household less than $2 per month.

The state's insurance industry says the proposal unfairly targets insurers.

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          Idaho post office named after baseball slugger Killebrew      Comment   Translate Page      
A U.S. Post Office in a small western Idaho town has been named after National Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew.

Republican Gov. Brad Little and former Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador took part in the ceremony Friday in Payette, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Boise.

Killebrew was born there in 1936. He played 14 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, and for seven before that with the Washington Senators.

He hit 573 homeruns, led the American League in homeruns six times and played on 11 All-Star teams.

Shortly after Killebrew's death in 2011 at age 74, Labrador introduced a bill in Congress to rename the post office. It was signed into law in December.

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          On-Call Homeless Shelter Monitor - Lazarus Center - Catholic Community Services of Western Washington - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
The Lazarus Day Center provides a warm, safe, hospitable place with a community atmosphere for homeless and marginally housed men and women age 50 and older.... $16.65 an hour
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          Comment on Assange is in the dock, but it’s investigative journalism on trial by klewso      Comment   Translate Page      
Then, in a state of incredulity, she then launched into talking over Barnes' refererence to the "deep state" Washington Post? The paper that went to print on a leak from Richard Armitage about Valerie Plame - putting her life in danger - because her husband was publicly contradicting the "US government" line on Saddam and his WMDs - causing them no end of embarrassment, shown in their iniquity? An attempt to shut her husband up : to tow the official Bush-Cheney-Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Perle-Feith White House/(Blair-Howard-Murdoch) Coalition of the Willing line, along with Powell and the CIA over "Reasons we should invade Iraq"?.
          Election - Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one...
          Trump White House braces for full Mueller report      Comment   Translate Page      
Some allies of President Donald Trump say the White House is in for a rude awakening. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter While most of official Washington is on edge ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, Trump White House aides are shrugging off the […]
          Amazon’s D.C. Move Threatens the Founders’ Vision for America      Comment   Translate Page      
David Fontana is professor of law at the George Washington University School of Law. He is writing a book on the constitutional foundations of placing federal officials outside of Washington. Walk down a busy street in Washington during the week and you could run into a number of powerful people—but only certain types of powerful […]
          In Algeria And Sudan, Protesters Reject Military Rule In Regime Transitions      Comment   Translate Page      
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Washington, D.C. bureau chief, about the recent regime changes in Algeria and Sudan.
          Attorney 1 / 2 (OPEN CONTINUOUSLY) - Spokane County Washington - Spokane, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Interviews witnesses, plaintiffs, victims, and/or clients/suspects. $70,162.94 - $115,319.19 Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation,... $54,815 - $90,093 a year
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          Battle for Aleppo: How Syria Became the New Global War      Comment   Translate Page      
As the noose around Aleppo tightens -- and the Assad regime and its Russian allies continue to bomb the city -- the extremely dangerous nature of this proxy war is becoming more apparent than ever. Could escalation between Moscow and Washington be on the horizon? By SPIEGEL Staff
          Russophobia, A WMD (Weapon Of Mass Deception)      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Jean Ranc via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Russophobia, as psycho-social-political pathology, is diagnosed as a disorder in The West since before the 1000-year-old Roman-Orthodox religious schism and most recently manifested with a vengeance in the course of the 2013-14 with Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance by the US and its covert activities leading to the Ukraine coup with Russophobia used thereafter as a weapon of mass deception to inflame this latent pathology in the public.

After more than a year since we first heard the BBC “breaking news” about the “Russians Poisoning the Skipals”, all we have are allegations, but there is still no real evidence to present before a judge and jury for a just trial, only media propaganda which has provoked even more fear and hysteria meant to distract people from the government’s bungling and high level of anxiety over Brexit by once again blaming Russia. Never-the-less, it prompted politicians to administer instant sanctions against Russia as punishment. That first day, the "evidence", presented in the usual clipped, "authoritative" British accents, included interviews with a conservative British MP, then the former US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow (2001-05), now with the notoriously hawkish US-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. Thus, the three of them: the BBC “journalist” and the two “experts”, colluded to transform false allegations into "facts"... fueled, as always, by their perpetual prejudice, RUSSOPHOBIA, in the course of their propaganda war to force Russia to surrender to American-led Western Domination or else: have their economy destroyed & their people suffer. Indeed, it is a threat to the whole world played to the discord of rattling nuclear swords with a chorus of vindictive Russian oligarchs, whom Putin expelled for robbing the Russian people. So, now living in London as expats, they would seem to be the more likely culprits. All the while elsewhere in London, thanks to our “special US-UK relationship”, Julian Assange has been excommunicated and imprisoned in a tiny “cell” at the Ecuador embassy for revealing embarrassing American secrets via Wikileaks.

There we have it: the poisoning of our minds by the media and politicians which are owned and controlled by the US-UK-EU 1%, who benefit from Western Hegemony. So, these deluded few are now desperately defending it from the rising powers led by Russia and China with India not far behind demanding a multi-polar, democratic world order.

My search for the roots of this particularly vicious and extremely dangerous hate campaign began in a Dartmouth College Russian Foreign Policy course, which led me to the book, “Russophobia: Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy” by San Francisco State University Professor Andrei P. Tsygankov (2009). And there, the detoxification of my mind began as I studied his deft, well-documented deconstruction of the political propaganda disseminated “by various think tanks, congressional testimonials, activities of NGOs and the media” (preface p. XIII)

Then in Italy the following winter, I discovered the work of the Swiss journalist, Guy Mettan, in the Italian geopolitical journal, LiMes: an excerpt from his book, “Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria” (2017). There, Mettan informs us that this psycho-social pathology in Western Civilization” goes back more than 1000 years: to the division of Christendom between the Orthodox and Roman churches. Indeed, his research into the depths of history confirms the diagnosis by our renowned American psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, in his 2003 book, “Superpower Syndrome: America’s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World”. Therein, Lifton states: “More than merely dominate, the American superpower now seeks to control history. Such cosmic ambition is accompanied by an equally vast sense of entitlement, of special dispensation to pursue its aims.” (p.3) And Mettan’s analysis of Russophobia also underscores the work of University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer, our leading international relations “realist” in his three Henry L. Stimson lectures at Yale University November 2017: “The Roots of Liberal Hegemony”, “The False Promises of Liberal Hegemony” and “The Case for Restraint”: with his book, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams, International Realities” published in 2018.

But what about “Russian Aggression” in Ukraine & Crimea?

In the first place, it was the astute Mearsheimer, who, in the Sept-Oct 2014 Foreign Affairs, informed us “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin” (pp 77-89), but the American foreign policy establishment, together with ambitious politicians and the me-too media, paid no heed and continues to repeat its fabricated “facts”.

Never-the-less, Mearsheimer is backed up by Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. In Sakwa’s book, “Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”, 2017, we turn to the section on “Reality Wars and American Power” on p. 217 to read: “It does indeed seem that Russia and Western elites live in totally different worlds, divided by different epistemological understandings of the nature of contemporary reality. The Ukraine crisis crystallized the profound differences between Russian and Atlanticist understandings of the breakdown and its causes.” And he continues on p. 218: “Elite and policy-maker perceptions and attitudes forged in the Cold War years sustain these legacies and frame the discussions of such crucial issues as NATO enlargement, democracy promotion in the post-Soviet area, and strategic arms talks.” Adding that these “are no longer so much legacies as self-regenerating narratives and modes of discourse that preclude a more open-ended understanding of the dynamics and concerns of Russia today.”

Karl Rove: “We’re an empire now; we create our own reality.”

[In 2004, journalist Ron Suskind wrote in The New York Times magazine that a top White House strategist for President George W. Bush—identified later as Karl Rove, Bush’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff—told him, “We’re an empire now, we create our own reality.”]

Thus, we’ve become trapped in a contrived “reality” promulgated by neo-conservative warriors under cover of neo-liberal “democracy-spreading-humanitarian-interventionists” to justify an American Empire promoting itself as the indispensable “Liberal World Order”. However, under that global order, as Sakwa points out on p. 219: “If a foreign power is considered to have violated ‘international order’, then it can be overthrown” as a rationale for American “regime change” anywhere around the world: whether to control the supply of copper in Chile or oil in Iran. And, with its eye on Russia’s vast oil, gas and other natural resources, America claims the right to threaten Russia by ringing it with weapons which we would not abide were the Russians to place missiles in Mexico…as the Soviets did in Cuba to defend it after our “Bay of Pigs” invasion that brought humanity to the brink of nuclear war. Thus, Russia was defending itself in Ukraine against further NATO expansion while Crimean citizens, by majority vote in a democratic referendum, chose to rejoin Russia as they had been one country ever since Catherine the Great…except for an interval in the '50s when Crimea was” gifted” to Ukraine while they were all members of the Soviet Union.

“Ditching Solzhenitsyn, Defender of Russia”

And not to forget that in 1974, after being expelled from the Soviet Union, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his family fled first to Zurich then to Vermont in 1976 and lived on a farm near Cavendish, where he continued to write and publish his work. Meanwhile, Mettan, as a journalist covering events related to Russia, became quite distressed over "the widespread prejudices, cartloads of clichés and systematic anti-Russian biases of most western media." And he went on to say that “the more I traveled, discussed and read, the wider I perceived, the more the gap of incomprehension and ignorance between Western Europe and Russia became evident. 

"That was why, during the 1990s, I was shocked by the way the West treated Solzhenitsyn. For decades, we had published, celebrated, and acclaimed the great writer as bearing the torch of anti-Soviet dissidence. We had praised Solzhenitsyn to the skies as long as he criticized his native country, communist Russia. But as soon as he emigrated, realizing that he preferred to isolate himself in his Vermont retreat to work rather than attending anticommunist conferences, western media and academics began to distance themselves from the great writer.

"The idol no longer matched the image they had built and was becoming a hindrance to their academic and journalistic career plans. And once Solzhenitsyn had left the United States to go back to Russia and defend his humiliated, demoralized motherland that was being sold at auction, raising his voice against the Russian 'Westernizers' and pluralist liberals who denied the interests of Russia to better revel in the troughs of capitalism, he became a marked man, an outdated, senile writer, even though he himself had not changed in the least, denouncing with the same vigor the defects of market totalitarianism as those of communist totalitarianism.

"He was booed, despised, his name was dragged through the mud for his choices, often by the very people who had praised his first fights. Despite that, against all odds, against the most powerful powers that were trying to dissuade him, Solzhenitsyn defended his one and only cause, that of Russia. He was not forgiven for having turned his pen against that West that had welcomed him and felt it was owed eternal gratitude. A dissident today, a dissident wherever truth compelled, such was his motto. This deserves to be remembered." Mettan, pp. 15-16 in “Creating Russophobia”.

Russophobia: akin to Racism

From another perspective: Mettan’s chapter on "German Russophobia" set me thinking that this "Western Supremacy" political-cultural pathology known as Russophobia is like the racism which I knew growing up in totally segregated Oklahoma. Until in high school, I became so perplexed and appalled by the curtain of hate and “justifications” in which we were smothered: the Negro schools on the other side of town? and why were there separate waiting rooms, drinking fountains & restrooms in bus and train stations?...that I began poking holes in the curtain to see what was outside...and found a book in the library: "South of Freedom" by Carl Rowan, an African-American Minneapolis Star Tribune journalist, describing his journey from South to North. So, thanks to what I learned from Rowan, I began to tear the whole damned curtain down...at least in my mind.

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad?

So, here’s a Swiss journalist punching a hole in this wall of Russophobic Western Supremacy… and through that gaping hole, we are reminded that the Russians are Europe’s neighbors who sacrificed more than 26 million of their own lives to save Europe, America and Russia from the Nazis. These are not poor "niggers" from the Eurasian ghetto we've been trying to club into submission as second-class citizens of “The Liberal World Order” dominated by US; they're nuclear-armed and no longer willing to sit at a separate, inferior table with no vote and no voice over who makes the rules...nor are China, India and Brazil. And last year, while the wave of Russophobic hysteria over alleged “Russian poisoning” was rolling out of the UK and engulfing the Western world in the latest siege of mass madness…with only Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labor party, having the courage to stand up in Parliament on the Ides of March and demand Evidence! only to be pilloried by the mindless politicians and media…led by the once esteemed BBC. And the week following the August 7, 2018 Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, will surely go down in psychiatric circles as another case of mass media-political delusions led by cheer-leader-in-chief, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Meanwhile, not to forget that it was Hearst newspaper propaganda that whipped the American public into a war frenzy to support our first step in empire-building: our 1898 intervention in Cuba’s war for independence from the Spanish Empire which had dominated all of Latin America for 500 years. As the former NYTimes journalist/bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin & Central America, Stephen Kinzer reminds us in his latest book "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire", Twain, Booker T. Washington and even Andrew Carnegie leading a handful of other anti-imperialists...were not able to prevail against Roosevelt with his Rough Riders and the Hearst newspapers’ war propaganda.

Regime Change Comes Home

Never-the-less, after a very long run of American “regime change” abroad leaving a bloody trail of destruction, dictatorships and chaos from Iran in 1953, when we joined with the British to overthrow the democratically-elected President Mohammad Mossadegh to maintain the Brit-US control of its oil…on through Guatemala, Vietnam and Chile…to name a few of our interventions…we were back for a second round with “coalitions of the willing” or not? in the Middle East where our regime-change machine managed to plow its way through Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya…before breaking down in Syria. Until now it’s been brought home again, renovated and renamed “RussiaGate” for another attempt at removing a President for trying to mend US relations with Russia. Though even after more than a year of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigations accompanied by such cinematic support as the movie, “Felt”, another “Watergate” re-run. Did anyone else notice the resemblance between “Felt” and Mueller? And despite the media’s commemoration of its 44-year-old “moment of courage” with the movie “The Post” to promote Trump’s ouster, our democratically-elected President, as of this writing, remains in power. However, in this rush to “regime change”, didn’t the our “ruling elite” read Jane Mayer’s “The Danger of President Pence” in the 10/23/17 New Yorker? At least the 70s' “ruling class” was smart enough to remove an unqualified Vice President Spiro (who?) Agnew…before “regime changing” Nixon and replacing him with the more or less benign Gerald Ford.

A Florentine Epiphany

But back to last January in Florence, Italy, when I was hiking in the hills beyond the Piazzale Michelangelo, with its spectacular view of that Renaissance city and its centerpiece, the Duomo, I came across the Villa Galileo, which had been his last home after his trial as a “heretic”, during which to save himself from torture and execution, he was forced to deny his helio-centric vision and henceforth lived under “villa arrest”, from 1631 until his natural death in 1642. While pondering his fate, I continued walking along the gently rising, ever-narrowing road between ancient stone walls overlooking villas and olive groves until I reached the peak, where I felt as if I were standing on top of the world as I contemplated both the Arno and Ema river valleys far below and where I swear I heard Galileo declare: “The world does not turn on an American axis!”

The 21st Century Inquisition

So how is it that we now have contemporary Inquisitors persecuting so many truth tellers…such as Edward Snowden, our electronic age “Solzhenitsyn?” in Russian exile; Chelsea Manning, imprisoned some 7 years for revealing US brutality in Iraq; Julian Assange confined to his Ecuadorian Embassy exile in London since August 2012; Katharine Gun, a whistleblower attempting to stop the Iraq invasion, who faced 2 years of British imprisonment before her case was dropped; James Risen, former New York Times journalist who was persecuted by our “justice” system for revealing our government’s surveillance of US!

Any Good Sense Left?

So, do we the people have enough good sense & independent thinking left to follow the advice of Henry David Thoreau?

“Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality.”   

“Walden” 1854

If not, the Doctor prescribes Shock Therapy:

For a week, a month, or however long it takes to cleanse and open the mind, one must adhere to strict abstinence from Mainstream Media propaganda, junk news, pseudo analysis, fake photos, TV & videos including absolutely NO phony “for, by & of the people” NPR, PBS, BBC or other Government-funded Neo or LibCon Imperial tranquilizer.


          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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By Robert Niles: The Themed Entertainment Association's annual TEA Summit brings hundreds of the world's top theme park design professionals to Anaheim to celebrate and learn from the best new attractions and developments opened in the past couple of years.

So what were a bunch of people who run a motorcycle dealership in Topeka, Kansas doing there?

TEA Summit 2019
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Amanda Beach, Bruce Zimmerman, and Michael Patterson (above) actually asked themselves that same question as they took the stage Friday to talk about their upcoming Thea Award for the Evel Knievel Museum during the TEA Summit's Case Studies day. How a team of people who restored and sold Harley-Davidson motorcycles for a living ended up building an award-winning themed attraction far off the tourist path provided what might have been the day's best illustration of the creative process that drives this industry.

Turning buckets of motorcycle parts into a $350,000 Mecum Auctions sale for rocker Jerry Lee Lewis attracted the attention of Lathan McKay, who has amassed a collection of Knievel motorcycles, leathers, and memorabilia. He'd just bought Knievel's old Mack Truck hauler and was looking to get it restored.

A lifelong Knievel fan, Patterson agreed to project, despite the dealership having no experience in restoring trucks. But they learned how to do it, and did. Impressed with their work, McKay agreed to display the truck at the dealership as the anchor of an Evel Knievel museum.

Except that the team didn't know how to develop a museum, either. But like with the truck restoration, they learned how to do it, and they did. Ultimately, the dealership partnered with Dimensional Inventions to develop three interactive exhibits for the new 16,000-square-foot facility, including "Bad to the Bones," an interactive anatomy display that illustrates all the broken bones that Knievel suffered in missed jumps over his career. Another display invites visitors to figure out the proper speed and launch angle to successfully land a motorcycle jump.

But the exhibit that caused all the polite skepticism in the room to melt into giddy "book my trip to Topeka NOW" enthusiasm was a custom 4D virtual reality experience that allows visitors to sit on a 1974 Harley decorated in Knievel's red-white-and-blue colors, strap on a VR headset and to see with your eyes and feel with your rear end what it's like to sit on a bike as it jumps 16 police cars. For a moment, you can be Evel Knievel. Here's the museum's hype video, which includes POV from the jump ride:

The same "what the hell, let's go for it" spirit helped build the Slidewheel, a rotating water slide that looks like what would have happened if M.C. Escher has designed a water park. This one actually sprung from the imagination of a Swiss boy, who described a "never ending water slide" to his father. Together, they filed a patent for the idea, then got German manufacturer wiegand.maelzer to try to build a prototype.

Managing Director Rainer Maelzer described how industry pros would come look at their model at trade shows, immediately dismiss it as "impossible," then return a couple of hours later to look more, saying, "well, maybe, if you do this..." Like any great idea, it just wouldn't get out of people's heads once it got in.

But who would buy it? Eventually, China's Chimelong Group stepped up. And now we have this.

And yes, the young man who dreamed of the slide got to ride it.

Want more seemingly crazy ideas? TEA Summit Case Study day is filled with 'em. How about putting drones into a stage show... inside a cruise ship? Princess Cruises did it, with its Fantastic Journey show aboard Majestic Princess, which also features six giant LED "doors" that move around the stage and projection mapping covering 270 degrees of the theater's walls. That would be impressive tech in any theater, much less on that one that moves with the ocean's waves and swells... and has a single stage load door only six feet by nine feet, located 30 feet above the water line. Everything on that stage has to pack down to fit through.

Or how about an art installation in a national park, where you're not legally allowed to install anything? Sarah Fuller, Tamara Ross, and Moment Factory's Simon Garant presented Illuminations: human/nature, a nighttime experience where small groups of visitors carried multimedia equipment disguised as camping tools to enable digital displays about wildlife and indigenous peoples as the visitors hiked through the park. That forced the visitors to have to work together throughout the experience, making it more impressive for all.

"The tools were the coolest thing to come out of this," Fuller said. "But those tools were there because of the constraints."

The case studies also revealed additional detail about more familiar attractions. Owen Yoshino from Walt Disney Imagineering and Roger Gould from Pixar revealed that Disney has considered a StormRider sequel and a The Incredibles-on-vacation theme for the StormRider revamp that became Nemo & Friends SeaRider at Tokyo DisneySea. The motion theater show employs randomly selected chapters, like Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, but without the visual crutch of lightspeed jumps that allows them stitch together the selected scenes in that attraction. Not opting to use something similar, such as bubble wipes, required Imagineers to devise chapters that would all run for the exact number of frames with the same beginning and ending frames for seamless transitions.

Mike Davis from Universal Parks and Resorts presented Universal Studios Japan's Spectacle Night Parade: The Best of Hollywood, which includes units themed to the Minions, Transformers, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter. Davis explained how Universal stepped beyond the conventions established by Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade to create a new type of nighttime parade, one that used more theatrical lighting, supported by projection mapping on buildings surrounding the parade route. Universal also developed a virtual sound zone that allowed the appropriate music and soundscape to follow each float down the parade route, rather than employ the traditional sound design method of breaking up the route into distinct sound zones that sometimes don't match with the exact timing of floats.

Universal Creative's Dale Mason also talked attendees through Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay water theme park. (Which we discussed in our podcast last fall.) Another Theme Park Insider interviewee, Rich Hill, presented the Six Flags Magic Mountain installation of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, which he and I talked about here on the site previously.

You can experience a Thea Award winner at home with Be Washington, a simulation game from Virginia's Mount Vernon, where visitors (in person or online) watch beautifully produced video reenactments of four crises in George Washington's military and political careers, then decide how they would have acted in the same situation. Christopher Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington in Broadway's "Hamilton," hosts.

But the presentations had me ready to book a trip to Denmark to visit Billund's LEGO House, built to look like 21 giant stacked LEGO bricks and devoted to the ideal of learning through play.

And then on to China to visit the Fantawild Oriental Heritage theme park in Xiamen, which tells traditional stories of Chinese culture using the latest in high-tech theme park attractions, including a four-sided "holographic" stage, a 360-degree rotating and lifting theater under a dome screen, and a robot-arm dark ride.

Former SeaWorld creative director Brian Morrow moderated several of the presentations and summarized the day's lessons: "The impossible is plausible, if you work hard."


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El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, acusó este sábado al gobierno de Donald Trump de llevar los lazos bilaterales a su peor nivel en décadas, mientras instó a fortalecer la defensa e impulsar la economía, que atraviesa una compleja situación. Díaz-Canel clausuró una reunión de cuatro días de la Asamblea Nacional, que se enfocó en analizar una economía deteriorada, según afirmó, por las "asfixiantes persecuciones financieras" de Washington, "que hacen particularmente difícil la importación de bienes y recursos de primera necesidad".
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Tucker: Assange’s True Crime Was ‘Embarrassing Virtually Everyone In Power in Washington’ by Chris Menahan, InformationLiberation Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday night that Julian Assange’s real crime was embarrassing the powerful in Washington, DC. – “Julian Assange embarrassed virtually everyone in power in Washington,” Tucker Carlson said. “He published documents that undermined the […]
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic “blue wall.” For 2020, he’s looking to do one better.

As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive.

Trump on Monday visits one of those states, Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016. The campaign also is targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire, all states where Trump fell short by under 100,000 votes.

The tax day visit to Minnesota is meant to highlight the effect of Trump’s signature legislative accomplishment, the 2017 tax overhaul, in a historically Democratic-leaning state that appears to offering Republicans hope.

“We see trends in the state that we like,” said senior campaign adviser Bill Stepien. “We like what we see on the ground. We like the energy we’re seeing.”

In 1984, Minnesota was the only state carried by Democratic nominee Walter Mondale, a former Minnesota senator, against President Ronald Reagan. Over the past several presidential elections Minnesota has grown increasingly competitive, particularly as Trump’s rise coincided with a realignment of many white-working class voters to the GOP. And in an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, Trump helped flip two congressional seats to Republicans.

With record fundraising for this stage in a presidential cycle, both the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are largely unrestrained financially, allowing them to make riskier investments in states won by Clinton. All the target states, except for Nevada, also have Senate races in 2020, a factor that the party believes will provide extra return.

Any early spending could pay dividends for the GOP in 2020, even if those efforts aren’t successful, forcing Democrats opponents to expend precious resources later in the campaign cycle to defend what should be safer Democratic states.

The Minnesota visit marks Trump’s third to the state since taking office. His first two were political trips to help put two Republican congressional candidates, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber, over the top in 2018.

The focus on Minnesota and Trump’s other near-misses come as there is mounting concern within the Democratic Party that its heavily contested primary is providing Trump with an opportunity to reinforce his political position with little in the way of organized opposition.

“Trump and the RNC are hell-bent on expanding on the list of states Trump won in 2016 by targeting states like Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada, and they’re counting on early money to build a formidable ground game to make it happen,” said a recent Democratic National Committee fundraising email.

Stephen Stepanek, chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, silenced the room at the party’s recent spring fundraiser, keynoted by the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, when he said the Democrats have “out-organized us. Outraised us. And quite frankly, we have to do a better job.”

“We are in a war right now,” he said. Trump lost the state by fewer than 3,000 votes and the GOP recently placed five staffers in the state ahead of 2020.

To date, early Democratic investments have been focused on shoring up the “blue wall” of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Until 2016, they had been solidly Democratic for two decades. All three states saw Democratic gains in 2018 that the party believes indicate they are ripe for returning to the fold in 2020.

The Trump campaign is also eyeing the fallout of a political scandal among Democratic leaders in Virginia to determine whether there’s an opening in the state. But it acknowledges that the heavy concentration of federal workers in the northern part of the state makes it a more challenging opportunity.

The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA has announced a $100 million campaign in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida, all states that Trump carried. Its publicly announced “phase two” plans include a focus on Trump’s narrow-loss states of Nevada and New Hampshire.

Trump’s team still believes his likeliest path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency means re-running the 2016 map. But it is exploring other permutations.

“We’re casting a wide net and looking for opportunities to grow the map,” said Stepien.


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2:50p ET Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks get away with the flaming hypocrisy illustrated below because mainstream news organizations don't dare to put a critical question to them.

Here, if David Lawder and Leika Kihara of Reuters were serious journalists, and their editor, Paul Simao, had the wit for his job, someone from Reuters would have asked the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde -- in the name of the "accountability, transparency, and effective communication" she purported to be advocating -- to identify the markets in which her member central banks are surreptitiously trading and when they are surreptitiously trading, and to explain the objectives of their surreptitious trading.

... Dispatch continues below ...



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Instead Reuters makes itself a mere press-release service, like PR Newswire.

How easy it would be for any news organization to show central bankers up and shut them up. A single critical question would do it, but there isn't one in all of Earthly journalism.

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IMF Chief Calls for Central Bank Accountability, Communication

By David Lawder and Leika Kihara
Editing by Paul Simao
Reuters
Saturday, April 13, 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-lagarde/imf-chief-calls...

WASHINGTON -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said today accountability, transparency, and effective communication were key components for central banks to be credible in delivering their mandates.

"Independence has served them well in the course of time and will continue to do so," Lagarde said at a news conference when asked whether some central banks were facing threats to their independence in setting monetary policy.

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MOSCÚ (Sputnik) — La guerra relámpago de EEUU en Venezuela ha fracasado, pero Washington mantiene su plan para derrocar al Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, declaró el ministro de Exteriores de Rusia, Serguéi Lavrov.
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Danger Zone

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If South Korea Wants a Cold War with Japan, Trump Won’t Stop It



shutterstock_1042795348This is a re-post of an essay I wrote a few weeks ago for the Lowy Institute. I am also happy to say that I was translated into Japanese, here.

So everyone knows that South Korea and Japan are having another spat – this time over compensation of Korean forced labor during the Imperial period. Korean courts have opened the door for lawsuits, while Japan continues to insist that all such claims were resolved at the time of normalization treaty. Korean officials I’ve talked with tell me that there is nothing the government can do. This is coming from the courts. I find that highly unlikely given the extreme presidentialization of the South Korean constitutional order and regular POTROK flouting of checks-and-balances.

But my concern here is that the  South Korean push on Japan on yet another issue will not lead to pushback. Trump doesn’t care about this stuff. He’s racist, dislikes allies, and gets most animated when telling them to pay more. SK conservatives, who have traditionally slowed the march to a precipice with Japan, are out of power. And Abe is burned out on this issue (‘Korea fatigue’).

So if the South Korean left genuinely wants a breach with Japan, and a slide into a cold war over Dokdo/Takeshima, Sea of Japan/East Sea, comfort women, labor reparations, and so on, then they’ll get it this time. This is very worrisome, but also a ‘useful’ social science natural experiment moment: we will learn just how far the South Korean left is willing to go on Japan, because the traditional brakes are not there this time.

The full essay follows the jump…

 

 

Relations between South Korea and Japan are spiraling downwardagain. This is a depressingly regular event. Every few years, these neighbors slide into a serious spat, driven usually by disputes over historical interpretation – the record of Japan’s colonialism in Korea from 1910 to 1945 – or territory – Dokdo to Korea, Takeshima to Japan, and the Liancourt Rocks to the rest of us. It often gets pretty nasty pretty fast, as this one is becoming too.

The commentary on this topic has been enormous (start here). Western analysts particularly tend to be flummoxed that South Korea exerts so much effort on this question, despite living flush against three dictatorships (North Korea, China, and Russia). Much international relations theory – balance of threat realism and democratic peace theory particularly – suggest that these two states should cooperate far more. But the South Koreans are simply not interested: anti-Japanism is a core nationalist narrative here. Japan has increasingly responded in kind.

There is no need to go over all these details again (my own thinking is here). This time the fight is over wartime compensation for Korean forced labor in wartime Japan (here is the movie version which pretty well captures the South Korean national attitude on this issue). The Korean side is now threatening to even expropriate Japanese corporate assets in South Korea to pay these claims.

The morality of this South Korean claim is arguable, but suffice to say that Japan will not accept these claims. It is threatening to respond, starting with tariffs on Korean products and restricting market access, and likely threatening to block any later South Korean accession to the CPTPP.

My concern here however is the lack of the usual brakes on these spirals, specifically the American administration and South Korean conservatives.

Trump Won’t Bother

 

The primary brake on these disputes has traditionally been the Americans. Indeed, the Americans have often been the informal umpire of this dispute, particularly for the South Korean side. South Koreans and Korean-Americans have made a concerted effort to ‘win’ American opinion to their cause on Japan by erecting comfort women statues in the United States, lobbying to change the name of the Sea of Japan to the East Sea in US textbooks and maps, and bringing the issue up directly in bilateral talks with the Americans. Many South Koreans over the years here have told me that the US should push Japan much harder on these questions.

The Japanese initially sought to ignore this, but the South Korean effort has been successful enough, that Japan now routinely protest these changes.

The American government’s position is officially neutrality, but increasingly that is difficult. The US has been forced to intervene repeatedly. President Barack Obama explicitly met with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bridge a split three years ago. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked current South Korean President Moon Jae-In this year on his visit to Washington to avoid breach with Japan.

But with Donald Trump now in the presidency, it is unclear if he is willing to do the same. Trump is famously disdainful of US allies. His primary interest in Japan has been trade tariffs, car imports, and getting nominated for a Nobel Prize. His primary interest in South Korea has been demanding increased payment for US security guarantees. He has been burned in dealing Korea to date over the Northern nuclear program. Trump is also a racist. It is unlikely that he cares much if America’s Asian allies tear each other.

South Korea’s Conservatives are Out of Power

 

The other traditional constraint on deterioration is the presence of conservatives and national security hawks in South Korea’s government. The South Korean right has long shared a basic hawkish alignment preference for the US and Japan, in opposition to North Korea, the Soviet Union in the past, and China today.

In a curious reversal of traditional left-right political patterns, the South Korean right is the ‘internationalist’ bloc, while the South Korean left is the nationalist one. It is the South Korean left, for example, which has emphasized the common ‘Koreanness’ between North and South Korea and has sought various breakthroughs with Pyongyang over the decades. Conversely, it is the South Korean right which has emphasized an international ideological alignment of South Korea with other liberal, democratic and anti-communist states, most obviously the US and Japan.

It must also be said that many South Korean conservatives are descended from the founder fathers of South Korea, many of whom were collaborators with the Japanese empire. This remains a thorny issue of nationalist contention in South Korea.

Whatever the background issues, the point is that the South Korean right has often tried to maintain a basic working relationship with Japan and avoid an open breach over divisive, highly politicized historical issues. Former President Park, for example, sought to put to rest the comfort women dispute with a deal several years ago.

The South Korean left rejects this outreach and emphasizes, often with great militancy, Japan’s need to apologize continuously. The current leftist president has abandoned Park’s comfort women deal and has made no effort to head off the emerging legal battle of reparatory confiscations of Japanese corporate assets. The South Korean right has been left carping on the sidelines.

Thomas Friedman has long argued that US ties allow centrists in the Middle East to defeat their maximalists by insisting that Washington ties their hands. I believe the same is the case in South Korea and Japan. Maximalists on both sides – often NGOs and ‘citizens groups’ – would drive the relationship to the brink, but US pressure, often behind the scenes, acted as a critical brake. Centrist elites who lacked the courage to directly challenge maximalists could blame their restraint on the Americans.

This no longer operates and is particularly relevant for South Korea, as the forced labor compensation issue here is driving the current downswing. If this drive in South Korea picks up national momentum, the Moon government may not be able to stop it. Indeed, the Moon government may not want to, and Trump likely does not care enough to bother to intervene. We could be racing toward a real cliff here.

Japanese colleagues and friends have long asked me if the South Koreans actually want a breach, a genuinely competitive or cold war-like relationship with Japan. I have always thought that was not the case, and I still believe a majority of South Koreans want a better relationship – but they fear saying this publicly given intense nationalist emotions on this question. We may now found out just how far South Korea is willing to go. Its president is publicly aggressive on Japanese historical issues; a new historical issue – wartime labor – has just arisen and is sliding quickly into the standard nationalist framing of relations with Japan; the Japanese prime minister is a conservative exhausted with the Korea question; and the Trump administration is checked out on this issue. Yikes.


Robert E Kelly
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science & Diplomacy
Pusan National University

@Robert_E_Kelly

 

 


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 Townsend also notes, 

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 Την ανάκληση του Αμερικανού πρέσβη στην Αθήνα Τζέφρι Πάιατ ζητά με άρθρο του ο διευθυντής της εφημερίδας της ομογένειας στις ΗΠΑ «Εθνικός Κήρυκας», Αντώνης Διαμαντάρης χαρακτηρίζοντάς τον ευθέως, χειροκροτητή του Αλέξη Τσίπρα.
Ακολουθεί το άρθρο του Εθνικού Κήρυκα που ζητά από τον Τραμπ να ανακαλέσει τον Πάιατ από την Ελλάδα.






"Και ποιος δεν χαίρεται που οι ελληνοαμερικανικές σχέσεις περνούν μια από τις καλύτερες περιόδους στην ιστορία τους;
Σίγουρα χαιρόμαστε ιδιαίτερα εμείς οι Ελληνοαμερικανοί, που επιθυμούμε έντονα να έχουν οι δυο χώρες μας τις καλύτερες δυνατές σχέσεις, βέβαια μέσα στο πλαίσιο των εθνικών των συμφερόντων.
Εξάλλου, οι αναμνήσεις τής τεχνητής -σε ένα μεγάλο βαθμό- πόλωσης που καλλιέργησε ο Ανδρέας Παπανδρέου με τις ΗΠΑ σχεδόν καθαρά για πολιτικούς λόγους και που τελικά ζημίωσαν ποικιλότροπα τον ελληνικό λαό, είναι νωπές σε πολλούς από εμάς.
Αρα, λοιπόν, το τελευταίο πράγμα που επιθυμούμε είναι να επιστρέψουμε σε ανάλογες επιζήμιες καταστάσεις. Και για τις δυο πλευρές.
Δεν έχω, δε, κανένα πρόβλημα να προσθέσω ότι η κυβέρνηση Τσίπρα συνέβαλε σημαντικά προς την βελτίωση των σχέσεων των δυο χωρών και την μελλοντική πορεία τους, αφού -αν εξαιρέσει κανείς την πολιτική του «δώστα όλα»- αφαίρεσε από την Αριστερά το αντιαμερικανικό χαρτί της.
Δυστυχώς, όμως, ο Αμερικανός πρέσβης στην Αθήνα, ένας ευφυής και συμπαθής άνθρωπος κατά τα άλλα, συμπεριφέρεται σαν χειροκροτητής του κ. Τσίπρα, με αποτέλεσμα να δημιουργεί τις προϋποθέσεις για μια νέα, δύσκολη μελλοντικά περίοδο, στις ελληνοαμερικανικές σχέσεις, αυτή την φορά από την δεξιά πλευρά του ελληνικού λαού.




Είναι δύσκολο να ερμηνευτεί αυτή η σχεδόν αδιάφορη για τις μελλοντικές συνέπειες συμπεριφορά του πρέσβη, παρά ως η έμπρακτη ανταμοιβή του κ. Τσίπρα για τις υπηρεσίες που προσφέρει.
Και δεν είναι τώρα η πρώτη φορά που ο πρέσβης το κάνει αυτό.
Το κάνει σε κάθε δύσκολη περίοδο που αντιμετωπίζει ο κ. Τσίπρας, σε σχέση με την εξωτερική πολιτική και τα εθνικά θέματα.
Επεμβαίνει δηλαδή απροσχημάτιστα στα εσωτερικά πολιτικά της χώρας.
Παραβιάζει μια πάγια, διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένη από αιώνες αρχή, από την συμφωνία της Βεστφαλίας (Westphalia), της μη επέμβασης στα εσωτερικά μιας άλλης χώρας.
Συγκεκριμένα, και για να σιγοντάρει τον Ελληνα Πρωθυπουργό, μπροστά στην κατακραυγή που ξεσηκώθηκε από την επίσκεψή του στα Σκόπια, «βάφτισε» επιτυχές το ταξίδι του.
Και πρόσθεσε:
«Το ταξίδι του πρωθυπουργού Αλέξη Τσίπρα στα Σκόπια αποτελεί ελπίδα προς όλη την Ευρώπη για την ενίσχυση των σχέσεων των λαών της».
Με ποια ιδιότητα τα λέει αυτά; Του πολιτικού αναλυτή ή του προστάτη του κ. Τσίπρα;
Τόσες μεγάλες χάρες του έκανε ο κ. Τσίπρας, που να εκθέτει τον εαυτό του και την κυβέρνηση που εκπροσωπεί;
Τόσες μεγάλες χάρες, που να βάζει «δυναμίτες» στα θεμέλια των ελληνοαμερικανικών σχέσεων;
Μήπως, λοιπόν, έφτασε η ώρα για την μετάθεσή του, πριν κάνει ακόμα μεγαλύτερη ζημιά στις σχέσεις των δύο λαών;"




Η απάντηση της αμερικανικής πρεσβείας

Αγαπητέ κύριε Διαμαντάρη,

Θα θέλαμε να συγχαρούμε τον Εθνικό Κήρυκα για την 104η του επέτειο. Η εφημερίδα σας είναι ισχυρός υποστηρικτής των διμερών σχέσεων μεταξύ των ΗΠΑ και της Ελλάδας και ένας σημαντικός κρίκος της Ελληνοαμερικανικής διασποράς, μιας κοινότητας ζωτικής σημασίας για την εμβάθυνση όλων των πλευρών της διμερούς μας σχέσης.
Σας γράφουμε σε απάντηση πρόσφατου κύριου άρθρου με τίτλο «Ωρα για μετάθεση του Αμερικανού Πρέσβη».
Αναμφίβολα σεβόμαστε το δικαίωμά σας στη γνώμη και την ελεύθερη έκφραση που είναι ο ακρογωνιαίος λίθος της Ελληνικής και της Αμερικανικής Δημοκρατίας, και αναγνωρίζουμε πόσο σημαντικό ήταν και είναι το θέμα του ονόματος της Μακεδονίας για τους Έλληνες εδώ και στη διασπορά.
Ταυτόχρονα όμως αισθανόμαστε ότι κάθε δημόσια εκφραζόμενη γνώμη σε ένα σεβαστό μέσο ενημέρωσης θα έπρεπε να σέβεται τον κώδικα δημοσιογραφικής δεοντολογίας περιλαμβανομένου του σεβασμού των γεγονότων. Νοιώθουμε ότι αυτό δεν συμβαίνει με το άρθρο σας.
Ο Πρόεδρος Τραμπ δημοσίως συνεχάρη τον Πρωθυπουργό κ. Τσίπρα για τη συμβολή του στην Ελληνική οικονομία και εξέφρασε τις ευχαριστίες μας σε εκείνον προσωπικά για την εταιρική μας σχέση κατά τη διάρκεια της επίσκεψής του στην Ουάσιγκτον.
Ο Αντιπρόεδρος Πένς τον συνεχάρη για την οικονομική ανάκαμψη της Ελλάδας και μίλησε μαζί του στο τηλέφωνο για να τον συγχαρεί προσωπικά για τη Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών, όπως έκανε με τον Πρωθυπουργό κ. Ζάεφ.
Υπάρχει ακόμη ένα άρθρο για τη συγχαρητήρια επιστολή του Προέδρου Τραμπ στον Πρωθυπουργό κ. Τσίπρα για τη θαρραλέα ηγεσία του στη Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών στην ιστοσελίδα του Εθνικού Κήρυκα.
Ο Αναπληρωτής Υπουργός Εξωτερικών μας Σάλιβαν μόλις επικρότησε την επίσκεψη του κ. Τσίπρα στα Σκόπια κατά τη συνάντησή του με τον Υπουργό Εξωτερικών κ. Κατρούγκαλο.  Αυτή είναι διπλωματία όπως ασκείται από την ηγεσία της Αμερικανικής Κυβέρνησης.
Επομένως είναι παράλογο να εμφανίζει ο Εθνικός Κήρυκας, έστω και σε άρθρο γνώμης, τη στήριξη στην προσπάθεια της Ελληνικής Κυβέρνησης να λύσει αυτή τη διαφορά ως θέμα προσωπικότητας. Δεν είναι τέτοιο. Είναι θέμα πολιτικής της Αμερικανικής Κυβέρνησης.
Το άρθρο σας περιέχει επίσης πολύ σοβαρούς και αβάσιμους υπαινιγμούς σχετικά με τα κίνητρα ενός αμερικανού κυβερνητικού αξιωματούχου που επαινεί ξένο ηγέτη. Στην καλύτερη περίπτωση αυτό είναι ανεύθυνο, και αποτελεί ξεκάθαρα κακή χρήση της ισχυρής πλατφόρμας που σας προσφέρει η εφημερίδα σας.
Ο Εθνικός Κήρυκας πρόσφατα φιλοξένησε συνέντευξη με τον Πρέσβη κ. Πάιατ και τον ερώτησε ευθέως για τη σχέση του με τον Πρωθυπουργό κ. Τσίπρα, αλλά προφανώς δεν πρόσεξε την απάντησή του:

Ε.Κ.: Μερικοί Ελληνοαμερικανοί πιστεύουν ότι είστε «πολύ κοντά» ή «πολύ φιλικός» με τον πρωθυπουργό κ. Τσίπρα. Ποιος είναι ο ρόλος ενός Πρέσβη σε σχέση με τις κυβερνήσεις και τα κόμματα της αντιπολίτευσης;
Πρέσβης Πάιατ: Στη διπλωματία μιλάμε γενικά για τα κοινά συμφέροντα και τους κοινούς στόχους της εξωτερικής πολιτικής και πρέπει να θυμόμαστε ότι ως μεμονωμένοι διπλωμάτες μπορούμε όλοι να αντικατασταθούμε. Η δουλειά μου είναι να εκπροσωπώ τις ΗΠΑ στην εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση της Ελλάδας και η υπηρεσία μου στην Ελλάδα υπό δύο διαφορετικές κυβερνήσεις των ΗΠΑ, είναι το καλύτερο παράδειγμα που μπορώ να προσφέρω για αυτή τη συνέχεια των συμφερόντων. Πιστεύω ότι καθώς η Ελλάδα θα βγει από την κρίση της και θα αναλάβει πιο σταθερά τον ρόλο της ως πυλώνα σταθερότητας στην περιοχή και καθώς τα συμφέροντά μας θα συνεχίσουν να συγκλίνουν, η κυβέρνηση των ΗΠΑ θα συνεχίσει να εμβαθύνει τους δεσμούς της με την Ελλάδα.
Επιπροσθέτως, ολόκληρη η γνώμη βασίζεται σε κακή μετάφραση των σχολίων του Πρέσβη και αποτυγχάνει να αναγνωρίσει ότι τα σχόλια αυτά έγιναν στο πλαίσιο εμπορικών σχέσεων που χτίζει η Ελλάδα.




Τα σχόλια αυτά παρουσιάστηκαν στην τηλεόραση και εμείς δημοσιεύσαμε την απομαγνητοφώνηση:
The United States, I want to emphasize, sees Greece as a hub for trade, energy, and infrastructure developments in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
[Θέλω να τονίσω ότι οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες βλέπουν την Ελλάδα ως διαμετακομιστικό κόμβο στις εξελίξεις σχετικά με το εμπόριο, την ενέργεια, και τις υποδομές στη Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη και την Ανατολική Μεσόγειο.]
And in this regard, I particularly want to congratulate Prime Minister Tsipras on yesterday’s very successful visit to Skopje with a large delegation of Greek companies. That visit sent a message of hope to all of Europe, but also helped to validate the investment that the United States has made in our relationship with Greece as a pillar of regional stability and a driver of prosperity throughout the Western Balkans.
[Και επί τη ευκαιρία θέλω να συγχαρώ τον Πρωθυπουργό κ. Τσίπρα για τη χτεσινή πολύ επιτυχημένη επίσκεψη στα Σκόπια με μεγάλη αντιπροσωπεία Ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων. Η επίσκεψη αυτή έστειλε μήνυμα ελπίδας σε ολόκληρη την Ευρώπη, αλλά επίσης βοήθησε στην επικύρωση της επένδυσης  των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών στη σχέση μας με την Ελλάδα ως πυλώνα περιφερειακής σταθερότητας και δύναμη ευημερίας σε ολόκληρα τα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια.]
Συμπερασματικά, το άρθρο επίσης αγνοεί τα σχόλια του Πρέσβη κ. Πάιατ νωρίτερα στην ίδια ομιλία για τον συντονιστή εξωτερικής πολιτικής της Νέας Δημοκρατίας Γιώργο Κουμουτσάκο που είχε πρόσφατα επισκεφθεί την Ουάσιγκτον, ο οποίος καθόταν δίπλα του κατά τη διάρκεια της εκδήλωσης:
I want to acknowledge…my friend George Koumoutsakos, who was recently in Washington D.C. where I think he heard a clear message of American commitment to our alliance with Greece and a commitment which transcends Greek politics and the political season that Greece finds itself in.
Θα ήθελα να αναφερθώ… στον φίλο μου Γιώργο Κουμουτσάκο που πρόσφατα ταξίδεψε στην Ουάσιγκτον όπου πιστεύω ότι άκουσε σαφές μήνυμα της δέσμευσης των ΗΠΑ στη συμμαχία μας με την Ελλάδα καθώς και ένα μήνυμα που ξεπερνάει τα Ελληνικά πολιτικά πράγματα και την πολιτική εποχή στην οποία βρίσκεται η Ελλάδα.




Με δεδομένο το σημαντικό ρόλο των μέσων ενημέρωσης σε κάθε δημοκρατία, και τις παραδόσεις μας στους κανόνες δημοσιογραφικής δεοντολογίας, θέλαμε να επισημάνουμε τα γεγονότα και να ξεκαθαρίσουμε ότι οι υπαινιγμοί στο άρθρο σας, ακόμη και αν χρησιμοποιούνται να στηρίξουν μια γνώμη, είναι ξεκάθαρα λανθασμένοι και κινδυνεύουν να προκαλέσουν πιθανή ζημία, αντί να στηρίξουν τις σχέσεις μεταξύ των ΗΠΑ και της Ελλάδας.

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Mr. Clayton was a teacher in the Northfield school system. He had a contract and was a member of the Washington South Education Association. Because he had an employment contract, he was subject to the rules set forth in this statute, which sets forth the steps that are to be taken if a teacher with a contract is subject to suspension or termination. Because he was a member of the Association, which had a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), he was also subject to those rules.

There were some allegations that Mr. Clayton did and said some unbecoming things during his course of being a teacher. The school wanted to investigate those complaints, so they put Mr. Clayton on paid administrative leave pending investigation. They provided notice. Under the statute, this would have triggered Mr. Clayton’s right to appeal and have a hearing with the school board about the matter. After the hearing the school board could affirm or reverse the suspension, or take other action, like a dismissal. There’s a timeline for these steps to be taken.

So, Mr. Clayton got suspended and was given his opportunity to respond. And he… just sort of didn’t respond. Then a meeting got scheduled, and he didn’t respond to that, either. A week or so later, Mr. Clayton and the Association representative met with the Superintendent. They met again after that and received a notice of suspension.

Mr. Clayton didn’t appeal in accordance with the steps set forth in the statute. The school board met in a warned meeting, went into executive session, and decided to terminate Mr. Clayton.

Shortly after that, Mr. Clayton, along with the Association, filed a grievance, saying this all happened outside the scope of the collective bargaining agreement. The Vermont-NEA (National Education Association) got involved and thought they all had to go to arbitration because that was set forth in the collective bargaining agreement. The school disagreed, since

It took the position it followed the statute.

The school board filed a motion in the trial court to enjoin arbitration. The trial court agreed with the school board, and said Mr. Clayton and the Association didn’t have a right to go to arbitration. Mr. Clayton and the Association appeals.

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So, here the issue is that there are two competing sets of rules: the statute, and the collective bargaining agreement. But the statute rules in this situation because it governs pre-termination review procedures, which is the situation Mr. Clayton faced. Although the collective bargaining agreement does discuss certain termination issues, it’s not meant for pre-termination review.

There was an argument that the arbitration should have happened because non-judicial conflict resolution is preferable to litigation. SCOV bats this away and says that the appeal process set forth in the statute for pre-termination issues is not even litigation; it’s a hearing before a school board. A teacher facing this kind of disciplinary action doesn’t get to pick between the school board hearing and arbitration. Arbitration may come into play later after the school board has made the decision to terminate a teacher.

So, long story short, the statute has steps for how a teacher facing termination gets to appeal a suspension. SCOV points out that the statutory framework and steps ensure that the teacher is ensured due process by providing a hearing and ability to provide information so that the board can make an informed decision.
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          Tanzania yaridhia Benki ya Maendeleo ya Afrika-AfDB kuongezewa mtaji      Comment   Translate Page      
Benny Mwaipaja, WFM, Washington DC
TANZANIA imeunga mkono uamuzi wa Benki ya Maendeleo ya Afrika-AfDB wa kutaka kuongezewa mtaji ili iweze kutekeleza majukumu yake ya kutoa mikopo kwa nchi wanachama wa benki hiyo kwa lengo la kuchochea zaidi maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kijamii.

Akizungumza baada ya kumalizika kwa mkutano wa 7 wa magavana wa ambao ni Mawaziri wa Fedha kutoka nchi 54  wanachama wa Benki hiyo, Mjini Washington DC, Marekani, Waziri wa Fedfha na Mipango, Dkt. Philip Mpango ameeleza kuwa AfDB imefanya mambo makubwa nchini Tanzania ndio sababu inaunga mkono kusudio hilo.

Amesema kuwa Benki hiyo imeipatia Tanzania mabilioni ya shilingi kwa ajili ya kutekeleza miradi mikubwa ya maendeleo ikiwemo ujenzi wa miundombinu ya barabara, kilimo, nishati na maji.

Benki inataka kuongezewa mtaji kwa asilimia 200 kutoka wastani wa UA bilioni 67.69 hadi UA 191.89 (kutoka dola za Marekani 94.76 hadi dola bilioni 268.6 ili kuchochea mageuzi ya kiuchumi na kijamii ya nchi wanachama hususan katika ujenzi wa reli, barabara, usafiri wa anga, tehama, bandari, uzalishaji na usambazaji wa nishati.

"Wakati umefika ili twende haraka zaidi, mitaji sehemu nyingine imepungua, pendekezo la kuongeza mtaji wa benki hii ni jema na matokeo ya miradi inayofadhiliwa na Benki hii yanaonekana katika nchi zetu za kiafrika kwa sababu benki hii iko Afrika na inaijua Afrika tofauti na benki nyingine" alisisitiza Dkt. Mpango

Uamuzi wa nchi za Kiafrika zenye hisa katika Benki ya Maendeleo ya Afrika ya kutaka Benki hiyo iongezewe mtaji ulitolewa wakati wa mkutano wa Magavana wa Benki hiyo mjini Rome, Italia, baada ya mahitaji ya nchi wanachama ya kutafuta mikopo kwenye taasisi hiyo kuongezeka.

          Jazz-Prophet Kamasi Washington: Hipster gegen den Hass      Comment   Translate Page      
Er ist der Prophet einer neuen Jazz-Bewegung, die Amerika in einen politischen Groove versetzt: Der gefeierte Saxophonist Kamasi Washington veröffentlicht sein neues Album "Heaven & Earth". Eine epische Begegnung.
          Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura's amazing feats for Gonzaga      Comment   Translate Page      

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius Erving Award last night. Read on.

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• Holding a ceremony to hand out college basketball awards is a recent phenomenon, something that has grown out of the proliferation of awards and ESPN’s desire to televise them.

Each position on a basketball team now how its own named award, from the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the best center to the Bob Cousy Award for best point guard.

College basketball glitterati gather in Los Angeles and hold a mini-version of the Academy Awards, complete with the red carpet. And the acceptance speeches.

The award for best small forward, a position that can be manned by someone who is cat-quick, a lethal shooter and often draws the opponent’s best player while defending, was named for Dr. J, Julius Erving, whose college career consisted of two years at U Mass – back when that was an unusual occurrence.

But we all remember his swooping drives and his impressive dunks from his NBA days.

This year’s winner: The Zags’ Hachimura.

The award is, at the same time, well-deserved and out of place. Or should we say out of position?

Hachimura deserved one of college hoops’ awards this season. He was the offensive engine of the best offense in college basketball. He led the Zags in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game, though he was north of 20 for most of the season. He was also the guy they looked to when needing a key hoop and he delivered much of the year.

A consensus All-American, he was the best offensive player on one of the most successful Gonzaga teams ever. Winning a national award seems appropriate.

But should it have been this one?

Hachimura played less than one full game, combined, at the small forward position for the Bulldogs. That wasn’t his spot. He was Gonzaga’s power forward, a “4” in modern parlance. A big who roamed out to the 3-point line on occasion, but was a post – either high or low – in most offensive possessions.

The Zags had plans to play Hachimura more at the “3” spot, or small forward, but Killian Tillie’s injuries submarined those ideas. Instead, Hachimura started the season inside, Corey Kispert, an excellent outside shooter, became the “3” and the offense took off.

When Tillie returned from his two injury stints, Hachimura, Brandon Clarke and Tillie did appear on the court together off and on. But never for long stretches and for less than an entire game, combined. And yet the nice people who decide on college basketball’s awards decided Hachimura was the best at the position.

He may not have been the best small forward in the nation, but he was one of the best players and deserved to be recognized as such. He was.

•••

WSU: New basketball coach Kyle Smith has added an assistant coach, one who used to be on the bench at Washington. … The baseball team has still not won a conference game, falling 21-3 at home to Oregon yesterday. … Mike Leach talked on a Portland radio station yesterday. … Elsewhere in the Pac-12, there is football news from Washington, Colorado and Utah and basketball news, in the shape of players leaving for the pro ranks, from USC, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

Gonzaga: For more on Hachimura’s award, we can point you to Jim Meehan’s story. Josh Perkin was also up for the Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard, but did not win. … Larry Weir takes a look at the transfer market in college basketball in the latest Press Box pod.

Idaho: Chris Tormey has spent a half-century or so coaching football. He did it well enough in Moscow to be headed to Idaho’s Hall of Fame. Peter Harriman talked with Chris and has this story. … Peter also has a feature on two walk-ons who are contributing mightily to the Vandals cause this spring.

Chiefs: Facing elimination, Everett scored early and went on to a 4-1 win over Spokane in the Arena. Kevin Dudley was there and has this game story. Colin Mulvany has the photo report.

Preps: In a typical busy Friday in April, we can pass along roundups from soccer, softball and baseball.

Mariners: The winning streak is over, done in by all things a bunch of home runs. Well, two Houston grand slams. … Starter Wade LeBlanc left with an injury and the bullpen, which is constantly going to be rebuilt, couldn’t do the job. Help for the rotation may arrive soon. … The M’s did hit another home run to extend their record streak. … Gene Warnick has the usual Out of Right Field summary.

Seahawks: Seattle made a couple minor roster moves yesterday.

Sounders: Seattle and Toronto are once again the MLS' two best teams.

•••       

• We probably won’t be here tomorrow. Need a day off. But we might, if we wake up early enough and feel we can get this feature done before we have to be out and about. We’ll send out a tweet if we do. If not, see you Monday, when maybe, we’ll be chatting about Tiger Woods’ 15th major title. Until later …


          Chris Tormey’s extended football coaching journey started with a beer and sandwich at Jack & Dan’s      Comment   Translate Page      

MOSCOW, Idaho – Had life taken a different course, Chris Tormey’s athletic legacy would be bounded by the universe of Gonzaga Prep and Idaho Vandals fans in the early- and mid-1970s.

They would remember him as a Spokane high school standout and an All-Big Sky Conference linebacker, defensive end and team captain who persevered against a pair of serious knee injuries before spending a brief time in the Washington Redskins’ preseason camp in 1978.

Afforded a redshirt year by one of those injuries, Tormey took the opportunity to, as he said, “focus, become introspective. See what life was about outside of football.”

Following his tryout with the Redskins, Tormey was contemplating whether to pursue a career in teaching or business.

Then he got a phone call.

It set in motion events that led to an ongoing four-decade coaching career. It’s a ride that included being on the staff of the 1991 national champion University of Washington team, and head coaching stops at Idaho and Nevada.

In five successful years at his alma mater, Tormey completed a trifecta of defeating Boise State three times (the Vandals’ most recent victories in the series), toppling Washington State once (the first Idaho win against the Cougars in 34 years), and leading the Vandals to their first bowl win, against Southern Mississippi in the 1998 Humanitarian Bowl.

Coaching has expanded Tormey’s legacy to the point he is being inducted into the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday in conjunction with the annual North Idaho Sports Banquet at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Sports is equal parts scores and stories. The scores establish the framework of a Hall of Fame career, but the stories give it color and texture. Tormey’s fateful phone call as he considered his future after his short time in the NFL is one such story. The call came from his former world history teacher, the Rev. Patrick Stewart, G-Prep’s chief administrator.

“He used to call me Mel,” Tormey said.

The disparity between a rangy linebacker and a rotund crooner (Mel Torme) with a similar last name apparently amused a Jesuit priest with a sharp wit he used to enlarge teenagers’ concept of the world while keeping them in line in the classroom.

“He said, ‘Mel, I understand you’re looking for employment, and you have your degree.’

“I said, ‘Yes, Father.’

“ ‘Are you quite sure about that?’

“ ‘Yes, Father.’

“ Then meet me at Jack & Dan’s at noon.’ ”

G-Prep had an unexpected opening for an assistant football coach and teacher.

“Over a red beer and a ham sandwich, (Stewart) offered me a job for $11,500,” Tormey said of his lunch that day at the iconic Spokane bar.

Two years teaching and coaching at his old high school convinced Tormey that football was his future. In 1980, he became a graduate assistant at Washington. After two years as a GA with Don James’ Husky teams, Tormey joined Dennis Erickson’s Idaho staff as a defensive line coach.

He returned to Washington in 1984. Over the next 11 years, he coached tight ends and linebackers, and was promoted to defensive coordinator when James resigned and Jim Lambright succeeded him.

His experience at Washington with James defined Tormey’s coaching strategy.

“Don James was at his zenith. He was disciplined, focused, intelligent,” Tormey said. “He ran his program like a CEO runs a large company. Everyone was held accountable. There were systems in place for everything. I decided if I ever became a head coach to incorporate as much of Coach James’ system as possible.”

Tormey got that opportunity when John L. Smith – a former housemate when Tormey and Smith were assistants with the Vandals – left as Idaho’s head coach for a similar job at Utah State.

Tormey sought James’ advice on whether he should return to Idaho for his first head coaching position. He said James told him, “If you think you can win, you’ve got to take this job.”

It was a consequential time for the Vandals. Under Erickson, Keith Gilbertson and Smith, they had established a 15-year reign as a perennial Big Sky championship and playoff contender. When Tormey took over in 1995, Idaho was playing its final season in the Big Sky Conference before making the ambitious move up to what is now the Football Bowl Subdivision.

“It was five of the best years of our lives,” Tormey said of his time in Moscow with his wife, Kellie, and daughters Leah and Emily.

“Our kids were kindergarten age. It was a special time for our family. A great time for our girls.”

An overall 32-23 record that included the 1998 Big West championship and Tormey being named the conference’s coach of the year resulted in interviews for head coaching jobs at UW and Oregon State.

In 2000, Tormey left Idaho for Nevada. The highlight of his four-year tenure with the Wolf Pack was a 28-17 victory against UW in Seattle.

Tormey returned to Washington as an assistant between 2004-08 before spending two years at Hawaii, a year at Washington State, and 1 1/2 seasons at Wyoming as defensive coordinator.

He was the head coach at South Whidbey High School in Langley, Washington, in 2014 before heading to the Canadian Football League as linebackers coach with Montreal in 2015.

Following a season with the Alouettes, he became linebackers coach for the BC Lions for three years. This season, he has the same position with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

At first glance, the series of jobs might seem like a desperate chase. But it amounts to tending a relationship that has been fundamental to Tormey since Stewart inquired about him looking for employment as a football coach.

It’s a relationship that includes many Idaho connections. Fellow Idaho Athletic Hall of Famer Carl Kilsgaard and longtime Spokane Vandals booster Norm Fredekind helped recruit Tormey to Idaho as a player. Don Matthews, a former Idaho player and CFL coach, was a Vandals assistant when he convinced the team to honor Tormey’s scholarship offer after Tormey was injured in high school.

John Yarno, Idaho’s All-America center, was a high school friend, Vandals teammate and fraternity brother. Former Idaho coaches Erickson, Gilbertson and Smith and former Vandals assistant and Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin have been in Tormey’s orbit for decades. He has stories about them all.

“You come together with people you would not ordinarily know or associate with,” Tormey said. “You create friendships that last a lifetime.

“Football has been my livelihood. It’s part of my DNA, my life fabric. The last 52 years have always been about the next season, the next game. I’ve been lucky to have that.”


          Grip on Sports: Golf has changed its look over the years and that's a good thing      Comment   Translate Page      

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most professional football players don’t look like average folks. Neither do professional basketball players. Or, even, folks in the major leagues. But pro golfers. Now that’s an eclectic group. Read on.

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• Golf once was the purview of the rich and, well, rich. Still is, for the most part, though the non-country-club crowd has taken over the sport in the play-for-fun ranks.

It’s at the top level where egalitarianism has really taken over, though. At least outwardly.

The thought expressed above hit me yesterday afternoon as I watched the final hours of the Masters’ first day.

The guys on top were a diverse-looking group. Oh sure, white Americans still dominate, even decades after Tiger Woods changed the face of golf, but we’re talking body types here. Just about any boy (or girl, for that matter) can become a successful golfer. You don’t have to be 6-foot-4 or really fast or really well built. All athletic builds, all body types, all everything are welcome.

Not everyone can look like Brooks Koepka, sure. He seems more suited to playing outside linebacker for the Jets than hitting a wedge shot to 3-feet, but his physique, as admirable as it is, is not the only one needed to be atop the leaderboard.

(As an aside, Koepka, who went to bed tied atop the leaderboard after shooting a 66, has won three of the last six majors he’s been physically capable of playing. That’s Tiger-like, for sure, but don’t give me this baloney about being underappreciated. He’s so “underappreciated,” Jim Nantz spent a half-hour or so talking about how no one ever talks about him.)

Bryson DeChambeau is tied with Koepka and he doesn’t look as if he could be the Jets’ ticket guy, let alone play pro football. He actually looks – and talks – like a guy the Dodgers would hire to figure out the co-efficiency of spin rate and how it relates to left-handed hitters. And his swing looks like the one Uncle George used to use when playing back in 1966. It’s just a bit more successful.

Phil Mickelson is also near the top of the leaderboard and though his swing is smoother, he just looks like Uncle George, if Uncle George was related to one of the Walt Disney cartoon characters. C’mon, admit it. Phil has always sort of reminded you of Goofy, but in a nice way. He seems like a fun guy who would say “aw, shucks” a lot.

Appearances, as they say, can be deceiving. Phil is known as a gambler’s gambler – as well as having a competitive streak as wide as the second fairway. He may not look all that athletic – outwardly he seems best suited to run the Jets’ P.R. department – but he is.

However, there was one player near the lead yesterday that reflected my build more than any other.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat is 5-foot-8. He weighs, well, more than he probably should. (Who among us doesn’t feel that way ?) And he hits the golf ball a long ways. And accurately. He’s from Thailand, but he seems a lot like the guy you played with last weekend at Downriver. Except, you know, he actually hits greens and makes putts.

He’s won four European tournaments in his career. He’s been a fixture in majors recently. And he shot a 3-under 69 at Augusta yesterday. All the while looking more like Engelberg from The Bad News Bears than, well, Brooks Koepka.

And that’s what so impressive about golf at the highest level.

Koepka is a chiseled 6-foot, 190 pounds. Mickelson is a softer 6-3. DeChambeau fits in somewhere between. But size really doesn’t matter on the course. Francesco Molinari, who won the British Open last year, is 5-8 and less than 160, but he can shoot under par as easily as a guy who towers over him.

When I was young, my dad watched me run and told me, if I ever wanted to be a professional baseball player, I would have to be a catcher. That’s the only spot someone as slow as I was could have a chance.

He was wrong. There was no position that I was suited to play. Golf, on the other hand, doesn’t care if you can run a sub-5 40. Or can lift a Ponderosa pine over your head. It’s about making a little round ball go where you want it to, consistently. Just about anyone, of any build, can work hard enough to be successful at it.

The leaderboard yesterday at Augusta drove that point home like one of Koepka’s 5-irons.

•••

WSU: After a few days of quiet in Pullman (except for the weather), it poured news Thursday. Theo has stories ranging from basketball – one of Ernie Kent’s recruits decided he didn’t want to play for Kyle Smith – to football recruiting – an Arizona high school offensive lineman committed – to spring football practice – the Rush linebacker spot seems to have been claimed. … He also has videos from after practice, from Mike Leach to Eric Mele, from players Ron Stone Jr. to Kassidy Woods. … Elsewhere in the Pac-12 football, Washington has quite a few openings to fill in its secondary. … Arizona seemingly has filled a spot there. … Oregon’s newest receiver has a lot of experience. … UCLA’s spring game looms after 11 practices. … A grad transfer should help Utah’s defense. … Colorado's kicking game should be fine. … The conference’s basketball prospects will have to overcome the loss of Stanford’s best player to the pro ranks. … Utah is losing an assistant coach. … Arizona will too, but because it wants to. … Not only is Bobby Hurley probably not leaving for St. John’s, he may sign an extension. … Mick Cronin is learning his way around UCLA. … Washington should still be a contender next season.

Gonzaga: The Zags are in the transfer market again and are one of seven schools under consideration for shooting guard David Jenkins Jr. Jim Meehan has more in this story. … Zykera Rice has been invited to the Seattle Storm’s training camp. … Around the WCC, not only is new BYU coach Mark Pope looking at his former assistants, he may pick up a transfer from his old school.

Idaho: There were a lot of women who played sports collegiately before Title IX tried to even the playing field (my older sister pitched at UCLA in the mid-1960s, when the Bruins played junior colleges more often than not). John Blanchette has the story of one swimmer, Nancy Monroe, who came to Moscow not knowing what she was getting into but left a Hall of Famer. Or will be soon.

CCS: The Sasquatch have a pitcher who will be a trailblazer for Boise State. Ryan Collingwood has more on Reed Harrington in this college baseball notebook.

Chiefs: Eli Zummack has been on fire for Spokane. Dan Thompson introduces you to the 18-year-old who has helped the Chiefs win one series and lead 3-0 in the next.

Preps: Another busy day in the high school sports world, with roundups from softball, tennis, baseball and soccer. … Dave Nichols chats with Larry Weir for the Press Box pod.

Mariners: The M's have homered in all 15 games this season, a Major League record. They are 13-2, which is unexpected, just like yesterday's 7-6 win at Kansas City. And they seem to be having fun. … Gene Warnick has his Out of Right Field summary of the victory.

•••       

• Golf isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. It’s hard for an inner-city kid to be introduced to the sport let alone find a place to practice. But once on the course, it’s pretty simple. If you are better at it than your peers, you play and you win. The golf ball doesn’t know who hit it. Doesn’t care. That’s one of the beauties of the sport. Until later …


          The name isn’t as important as the title for Ron Stone Jr. in quest to be starting “Rush” LB at Washington State      Comment   Translate Page      

PULLMAN – Everything considered, it’s a pretty trivial matter. But since Washington State’s redshirt freshman “Rush” linebacker could see some real playing time in the near future, we might as well settle the debate now, if only to make it easier on the broadcasters who’ll be calling his name and the journalists who’ll be printing it.

R.J. Stone or Ron Stone Jr.?

It’s a fair question for the second-year Cougar because the evidence is conflicting: WSU lists “Ron Stone Jr.” on its official roster, but the player’s Twitter handle, “@Rj__Stone” indicates his fanbase – a group that could grow substantially this season – should call him the opposite.

So, the official verdict?

“I mean either/or works,” Stone Jr. said when asked to clear the confusion. “I’ve gone by R.J. my whole life, but kind of like my senior year and once I first got to college is when I’ve taken that step as Ron.”

That prompts the next most obvious question: How did R.J. become Ron?

Once football began to take a more prominent role in Stone’s life, he decided to make the switch, reverting to the birth name he adopted from his father – an ode to his first coach and mentor in the sport.

“I was named after my dad and that’s kind of one of the main reasons I started playing football,” Stone said. “Kind of a tribute to him a little bit and just showing I can do it, too.”

Ron Stone Sr. was a 13-year NFL veteran who had stops in Dallas, New York (Giants), Oakland and San Francisco. An offensive lineman who battled a spate of injuries throughout his career, Stone Sr. made three Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pro teams and won a pair of Super Bowls – XXVII and XXX – with the Cowboys in the mid-1990s.

The memories are faint, but Stone Jr. still recalls sitting in club-level seats at the Oakland Coliseum and watching the tail end of his father’s pro career. Stone Sr. retired in 2006 after two seasons with the Raiders and kept his family close by in the Bay Area.

“Growing up, I used to go to a couple of his games when he was at the Raiders,” Stone Jr. said. “And a couple of the other teams, I don’t remember as well.”

It was a stop-and-go lifestyle for the Stones hopping from one city to the next, but the time Ron Jr. spent around the game was invaluable. When Ron Sr’s NFL career died down, he coached his son at the Pop Warner level all the way through to high school. Ron Sr. is still the offensive line coach at Valley Christian, where Ron Jr. was an All-Metro first-team selection as a senior and the West Catholic League’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman.

“It’s kind of developed me as a football player knowing I get my dad as a coach,” said Stone Jr., whose sisters, aptly named Ronna and Ronika, are student-athletes at Oregon. “He went all the way to that top level, so there’s no better coaching you can get from that.”

He may be indifferent to what you call him, but Stone Jr. eventually wants to be known as WSU’s starting “Rush” linebacker. He’s in the thick of a competition with two returning players, Willie Taylor III and Dominick Silvels, who were essentially 1A and 1B at that position last year. So winning a job is no simple task.

Here’s what Stone Jr. thinks it’ll take: “Just effort in the individual drills and one-on-ones. Just winning all your drills. All the things you can do best, doing the best you can do. Just kind of set yourself apart individually.”

Even with vastly more experience than their younger position mate, Silvels and Taylor III know Stone Jr. is making a push – and a strong one – this spring. He had a touch sack in Saturday’s scrimmage and has worked occasionally with the No. 1 defense during Thursday’s 10th spring practice in Pullman.

“He’s competing, it’s all three of us competing right now,” Taylor III said. “We can all play. He’s good, needs to learn more. For me playing last year, I’ve been able to help him out a little bit. It’s been pretty good.”

It’s simple: Stone Jr. wants to make a name for himself at WSU. As long as “Stone Jr.” is the last name on the depth chart, the first name preceding it is unimportant.

“Everyone wants to play. Everyone wants to win, so it’s going to give us all that extra drive because there’s so few of us,” he said. “Two, three, we can all play, but that starting spot’s what everyone’s going for, so it’s really competitive and we’re all looking forward to it.”


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Baseball

College

NAIA World Series

At Harris Field, Lewiston

Tuesday’s Results

Spring Arbor (Mich.) 8, Union (Ken.) 7

Oklahoma City 11, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 6

Lee (Tenn.) 5, Lewis-Clark State 2

Today’s Games

Semifinals

Lewis-Clark State vs. Spring Arbor, 3 p.m.

Lee vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Lee University 5, Lewis-Clark State 2

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Sims, Lopez (7) and Dubon; Woods, Stabelfeld (7) and Ward. W—Sims. L—Woods. Sv—Lopez.

HITS: Lee—Hutslar 3, Harr2, Warters 2, Dubon, Guy. Lewis-Clark State—Ward 3, Ashenbrenner, Benton. 2B—Harrelson Bistagne; Ward 2, Benton. HR—Warters (19).

American Legion

Tuesday’s Results

Coeur d’Alene Lakers 16, West Valley 2

Today’s Games

State feeder game 1, 3:30 p.m.; at AK Jackson field

State feeder game 2, 5:30 p.m.; at AK Jackson field

Coeur d’Alene Lakers 16, West Valley 2

West Valley10100-234
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Davis, Terharr (3) and Terharr, Davis (3); Swain, Albertson (3) and Klepfer. W-Swain. L-Daivs.

HITS: West Valley-Frye 2, Wells. Coeur d’Alene-Mort, Pattis 2, Piziamo, Klatt 2, Burnside, Woodall 2, Koupal, Cummings. 2B-Frye; Klatt 2, Koupal, Cummings. 3B-Mort.

Basketball

NBA

All Times PDT

CONFERENCE FINALS

(Best-of-7)

Tuesday’s Result

L.A. Lakers 93, San Antonio 91, L.A. Lakers lead series 3-1

Today’s Game

Detroit at Boston, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday’ Game

San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m.

Friday’s Game

Boston at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Game

L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m., if necessary

Sunday’s Game

Detroit at Boston, 5:30 p.m., if necessary

Monday’ Game

San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m., if necessary

Lakers 93, Spurs 91

L.A. Lakers (93)—Radmanovic 5-8 0-0 11, Odom 4-9 8-9 16, Gasol 4-7 2-4 10, Fisher 4-7 0-0 9, Bryant 14-29 0-0 28, Walton 4-10 1-3 9, Vujacic 1-6 1-1 4, Farmar 1-6 0-0 2, Turiaf 1-3 2-2 4, Ariza 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-85 14-19 93.

San Antonio (91)—Bowen 3-6 0-0 7, Duncan 10-26 9-11 29, Oberto 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 8-17 7-7 23, Finley 0-2 0-0 0, Ginobili 2-8 2-2 7, Horry 0-2 2-2 2, Barry 7-14 4-4 23, Udoka 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-75 24-26 91.

L.A. Lakers2825241693
San Antonio2324232191

3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 3-14 (Fisher 1-1, Radmanovic 1-4, Vujacic 1-4, Bryant 0-1, Walton 0-2, Farmar 0-2), San Antonio 7-24 (Barry 5-12, Bowen 1-3, Ginobili 1-4, Finley 0-1, Horry 0-2, Parker 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 56 (Bryant, Gasol 10), San Antonio 43 (Duncan 17). Assists—L.A. Lakers 17 (Gasol 6), San Antonio 22 (Parker 9). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 24, San Antonio 21. A—18,797 (18,797).

WNBA

All Times PDT

EASTERN CONFERENCE

WLPctGB
Detroit41.800
Conn.31.750 1/2
Indiana21.6671
Wash.22.5001 1/2
Chicago11.5001 1/2
New York12.3332
Atlanta04.0003 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

WLPctGB
L.A.201.000
Minn.201.000
Seattle31.750
S.A.21.667 1/2
Sac.13.2502
Houston03.0002 1/2
Phoenix03.0002 1/2

Tuesday’s Results

Washington 80, Atlanta 74

Indiana 75, Connecticut 46

Minnesota 98, Houston 92, OT

Thursday’s Games

Los Angeles at Indiana, 4 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 5 p.m.

Fever 75, Sun 46

Indiana (75)—Douglas 9-17 2-3 23, Hoffman 4-10 0-0 8, Sutton-Brown 3-8 1-4 7, White 7-19 0-0 15, Bevilaqua 1-3 2-2 5, Feaster 2-5 0-0 4, Bond 4-7 0-0 8, Bales 2-3 0-0 4, Whittington 0-1 1-2 1, Ngoyisa 0-0 0-0 0, Baker 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 32-73 6-13 75.

Connecticut (46)—Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Gardin 1-4 0-0 2, Whitmore 2-9 0-0 4, Holt 3-8 0-0 7, Whalen 4-12 5-6 13, Anderson 2-8 0-0 4, Turner 3-9 1-2 9, Raymond 0-0 1-4 1, Carey 0-1 0-0 0, Swanier 0-1 0-0 0, Gruda 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 18-62 7-12 46.

Indiana2818161375
Connecticut111315746

3-Point Goals—Indiana 5-22 (Douglas 3-11, Bevilaqua 1-2, White 1-4, Hoffman 0-1, Bond 0-2, Feaster 0-2), Connecticut 3-22 (Turner 2-5, Holt 1-4, Carey 0-1, Gardin 0-1, Whitmore 0-3, Whalen 0-3, Anderson 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana 54 (Hoffman 13), Connecticut 43 (Jones 7). Assists—Indiana 22 (Hoffman, Douglas 5), Connecticut 11 (Whalen 5). Total Fouls—Indiana 17, Connecticut 19. Technicals—Whittington, Raymond. A—5,245 (10,000).

Lynx 98, Comets 92

Minnesota (98)—Augustus 9-18 5-6 25, Ohlde 1-7 3-4 5, Anosike 6-9 8-10 20, DeForge 7-14 4-4 19, Quinn 2-6 0-0 4, Rasmussen 4-6 0-0 8, Wiggins 4-7 0-1 9, Moore 0-2 1-2 1, Houston 0-2 0-0 0, Hayden 1-3 0-0 2, Zoll 1-1 2-2 5. Totals 35-75 23-29 98.

Houston (92)—Mabika 4-11 2-2 14, Thompson 5-15 7-8 20, Snow 4-6 0-0 8, Dixon 4-13 4-6 12, Johnson 4-6 0-1 8, Ajavon 3-7 2-2 8, Lyttle 7-11 0-0 14, Maiga 0-1 0-0 0, White 1-3 4-4 6, Williams 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 33-74 19-23 92.

Minnesota172025221498
Houston26192316892

3-Point Goals—Minnesota 5-12 (Augustus 2-4, Zoll 1-1, Wiggins 1-2, DeForge 1-3, Quinn 0-2), Houston 7-18 (Mabika 4-9, Thompson 3-7, Ajavon 0-1, Dixon 0-1). Fouled Out—Wiggins, Lyttle. Rebounds—Minnesota 45 (Augustus 9), Houston 46 (Thompson 9). Assists—Minnesota 17 (DeForge, Augustus 4), Houston 21 (White 5). Total Fouls—Minnesota 21, Houston 27. A—7,261 (5,800).

Mystics 80, Dream 74

Atlanta (74)—Castro Marques 4-10 1-1 11, Desouza 6-8 0-1 12, Lovelace-Tolbert 2-6 0-0 5, Latta 4-9 0-0 10, Lennox 10-17 3-4 29, Young 2-4 0-0 4, Feenstra 1-2 1-2 3, Nnamaka 0-0 0-0 0, Haynie 0-2 0-0 0, Little 0-3 0-0 0, Lacy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-62 5-8 74.

Washington (80)—Currie 4-10 6-7 14, McWilliams-Franklin 7-12 5-6 19, Sanford 4-7 3-6 11, Beard 7-15 10-12 25, Jacobs 0-1 0-0 0, Langhorne 1-1 0-1 2, Vaughn 1-2 0-0 2, Miller 3-8 0-0 7, Gardner-Combs 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-57 24-32 80.

Atlanta2513181874
Washington1714262380

3-Point Goals—Atlanta 11-22 (Lennox 6-7, Latta 2-5, Castro Marques 2-5, Lovelace-Tolbert 1-2, Haynie 0-1, Little 0-1, Young 0-1), Washington 2-9 (Miller 1-2, Beard 1-5, Jacobs 0-1, Vaughn 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 24 (Lennox, Lovelace-Tolbert, Desouza, Little 3), Washington 50 (McWilliams-Franklin 9). Assists—Atlanta 18 (Latta 6), Washington 15 (Beard 5). Total Fouls—Atlanta 23, Washington 13. A—6,231 (19,487).

Hockey

NHL

All Times PDT

STANLEY CUP FINALS

(Best of Seven)

Today’s Game

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Saturday’s Game

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Monday’s Game

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 5 p.m., if necessary

Wednesday’s Game

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m., if necessary

Saturday, June 7

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 5 p.m., if necessary

Golf

Holes-in-one

DOWNRIVER GC – Scott Burr, No. 12, 218 yards, utility 3-wood.

DEER PARK GC– Derry “Swede” Ulven, No. 8, 108 yards, 8-iron.

MANITO CC— Joey Garrison, No. 5, 141 yards.

Tennis

French Open

At Stade Roland Garros, Paris.

Singles

Men, First Round

Nikolay Davydenko (4), Russia, def. Thomas Johansson, Sweden, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Robin Soderling, Sweden, def. Juan Monaco (13), Argentina, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

Mario Ancic, Croatia, def. Andreas Seppi (31), Italy, 6-2, 7-6 (1), 6-2.

Women, First Round

Svetlana Kuznetsova (4), Russia, def. Aiko Nakamura, Japan, 6-2, 6-3.

Dinara Safina (13), Russia, def. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-3.

Agnieszka Radwanska (14), Poland, def. Mariya Koryttseva, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-3.

Amelie Mauresmo (22), France, def. Olga Savchuk, Ukraine, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

Ai Sugiyama (31), Japan, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.

Track & Field

College

Area Leaders

Inland Northwest college and open (non-high school) outdoor track and field leaders, through meets of May 25 (w-wind aided, h-hand time):

MEN

100 meters–Woods (WSU) 10.61, Murray (WSU) 10.67, Moody (WSU) 10.81, James (WSU) 10.86, Schmidt (I) 10.94. Non-D-I: Vetter (CCS) 11.00 and Holley (CCS) 11.00w.

200–Woods (WSU) 21.21, Murray (WSU) 21.40, Schmidt (I) 21.97, Butorac (EWU) 21.97w, James (WSU) 21.98. Non-D-I: Vetter (CCS) 22.09.

400–Anderson (WSU) 46.54, Follett (WSU) 47.40, Butorac (EWU) 47.66, Ulrey (EWU) 49.33, Lattin (EWU) 49.37. Non-D-I: Bofa (Whit) 49.66.

800–Tardy (I) 1:50.11, Bofa (Whit) 1:50.74, Howell (Whit) 1:51.75, Lemenager (WSU) 1:51.88, Barquero (I) 1:52.38.

1,500–Suver (EWU) 3:50.93, Concha (WSU) 3:53.38, C. Williams (WSU) 3:53.70, Smargiassi (WSU) 3:54.73, Limpf (EWU) 3:54.84. Non-D-I: Caseria (Whit) 4:01.05. Open: Roberts (unat) 3:59.07.

3,000 steeplechase–Grant (WSU) 8:51.24, Ahlbeck (WSU) 8:55.26, Blanshan (WSU) 9:28.89, Concha (WSU) 9:30.09, Potratz (I) 9:35.00. Non-D-I: Caseria (Whit) 9:36.3h. Open: Coyle (unat) 9:15.54.

5,000–Limpf (EWU) 14:09.32, Smargiassi (WSU) 14:19.39, C. Williams (WSU) 14:23.97, Geib (WSU) 14:24.27, Suver (EWU) 14:25.78. Non-D-I: Moeller (CCS) 14:48.48.

10,000–Limpf (EWU) 29:57.13, Polley (WSU) 30:12.72, Geib (WSU) 30:18.10, Moeller (CCS) 30:28.14, C. Williams (WSU) 30:41.22.

110 hurdles–R. Williams (WSU) 13.92, Dittmer (I) 13.98, J. Anderson (WSU) 14.08, Shaw (I) 14.32, E. Williams (I) 14.38. Non-D-I: Walden (CCS) 14.81.

400 hurdles–Anderson (WSU) 49.55, Leavitt (WSU) 50.82, R. Williams (WSU) 52.87, Spaun (Whit) 54.43, Walden (CCS) 54.55.

4x100 relay–Washington State 40.12, Idaho 41.56, Eastern Washington 41.93, CC Spokane 42.52, Whitworth 43.94.

4x400 relay–Washington State 3:07.47, Eastern Washington 3:15.02, Whitworth 3:18.13, Idaho 3:19.43, CC Spokane 3:22.80.

High jump–Arrivey (WSU) 7-21/2, Stelzer (Whit) 6-111/2, Edwards (CCS) 6-93/4, Praast (EWU) 6-9, Deese (WSU) 6-83/4.

Pole vault–Carpenter (I) 17-1, L. Pope (I) 16-83/4, Uhlenkott (EWU) 15-7, Grant (CCS), Brown (WSU) and Chavez (EWU) 15-1. Open: Taylor (unat) 15-1.

Long jump–E. Williams (I) 26-3/4, Moody (WSU) 24-9, Penrod (EWU) 23-21/2, Hopkins (EWU) 22-91/4w, Edwards (CCS) 22-8.

Triple jump–Holmon (I) 51-1, Zapata (WSU) 50-6w, E. Williams (I) 49-3/4, Brady (I) 48-13/4, Moore (EWU) 47-91/4w. Non-D-I: K. Williams (CCS) 46-91/2.

Shot put–Winger (I) 68-51/4, Howard (CCS) 55-81/2, Whitney (I) 53-113/4, Kintner (Whit) 53-11, MacArthur (WSU) 52-1.

Discus–Winger (I) 199-6, Whitney (I) 170-4, Howard (CCS) 164-9, Rogan (I) 161-5, Wauters (I) 160-10. Open: Lamb (unat) 204-0, Ulrick (unat) 194-9, Dixon (Bigfoot TC) 169-3.

Hammer–Mattox (I) 211-7, Wauters (I) 210-0, Rogan (I) 203-2, MacArthur (WSU) 202-10, Winger (I) 202-3. Non-D-I: J. Smith (CCS) 178-10. Open: Ruud (unat) 194-1.

Javelin–Jeffreys (WSU) 237-4, Bache (WSU) 213-5, Mettler (EWU) 207-9, Clevenger (EWU) 207-8, Kemp (Whit) 206-1. Open: Murray (Bigfoot TC) 238-8, Weidman (Bigfoot TC) 234-3, McCormick (Bigfoot TC) 228-4.

Decathlon–Moody (WSU) 7,787, Schauble (WSU) 6,785, Spaun (Whit) 6,641, Armstrong (CCS) 5,929, Lattin (EWU) 5,819.

WOMEN

100 meters–Griffey (WSU) 11.72w, James (CCS) 11.82w, Deyo (EWU) 12.18, Porter-Red (WSU) 12.25, Jensen (WSU) 12.42.

200–Griffey (WSU) 23.90w, Porter-Red (WSU) 24.16, James (CCS) 24.63w, Long (EWU) 24.87, Goodman (I) 24.94w. Open: D. Pickler (Asics) 24.49.

400–King (WSU) 55.48, Griffey (WSU) 55.96, Porter-Red (WSU) 56.00, Layman (WSU) 56.12, Rey (I) 56.65. Non-D-I: Mattila (Whit) 58.98.

800–Layman (WSU) 2:04.87, Egami (WSU) 2:11.74, DeMartini (WSU) 2:13.36, Gonzalez (WSU) 2:14.08, Paul (WSU) 2:17.68. Non-D-I: Eckstein (CCS) 2:18.29.

1,500–Egami (WSU) 4:27.45, Trane (WSU) 4:30.30, Moseley (EWU) 4:30.33, DeMartini (WSU) 4:30.71, Bridgmon (EWU) 4:32.21. Non-D-I: Eckstein (CCS) 4:37.50.

3,000 steeplechase–Leonard (WSU) 10:16.36, Trane (WSU) 10:16.75, Lawrence (WSU) 10:25.27, Lee-Painter (I) 10:37.24, Andrews (WSU) 10:49.08. Non-D-I: K. Williams (Whit) 11:31.4h.

5,000–Bridgmon (EWU) 16:33.60, Gonzalez (WSU) 16:42.91, Moseley (EWU) 16:44.09, Macalister (I) 17:32.61, VanDeBrake (WSU) 18:00.22. Non-D-I: Mayer (Whit) 18:24.54.

10,000–Bridgmon (EWU) 36:58.52, McFadden (I) 37:49.39, Mayer (Whit) 38:05.9h, Macalister (I) 39:33.23, Nickelson (EWU) 39:33.49.

100 hurdles–Gordon (I) 13.76, Bergland (I) 13.93, Jensen (WSU) 14.23, J. Williams (WSU) 14.45, Draser (I) 14.51. Non-D-I: Mattila (Whit) 15.41. Open: D. Pickler (Asics) 13.27.

400 hurdles–King (WSU) 58.39, Elseroad-Wall (WSU) 1:00.17, Frey (EWU) 1:01.71, Burt (I) 1:02.14, Mattila (Whit) 1:02.37.

4x100 relay–Washington State 45.91, Eastern Washington 46.93, CC Spokane 47.24, Idaho 47.38, Whitworth 50.62.

4x400 relay–Washington State 3:39.17, Idaho 3:51.89, Eastern Washington 3:55.35, CC Spokane 4:00.60, Whitworth 4:06.02.

High jump–Jungmark (WSU) 5-111/4, Hanson (WSU) 5-83/4, Chadez (I) 5-7, Collins (I) 5-51/4, Draser (I) 5-41/4. Non-D-I: Moss (CCS) 5-31/4. Open: D. Pickler (Asics) 5-111/2.

Pole vault–Owen (I) 14-51/4, Dahlgren (I) 13-33/4, Mays (WSU) and Huestis (WSU) and Friese (EWU) 12-11/2. Non-D-I: Harless (CCS) 11-13/4. Open: Moore (unat) 11-13/4.

Long jump–Draser (I) 19-93/4, Missouri (WSU) 19-31/4w, James (CCS) and Schuetzle (WSU) 19-2, Burt (I) and Deyo (EWU) 18-21/4. Open: D. Pickler (Asics) 20-101/2.

Triple jump–Schuetzle (WSU) 40-11/2w, Burns (WSU) 40-11/4, Missouri (WSU) 40-0w, Davis (EWU) 38-3/4, Dormaier (Whit) 37-91/2w.

Shot put–Bothum (I) 52-0, Zita (WSU) 49-1, Garberg (WSU) 47-9, Hale (I) 45-81/2, C. Hutchinson (CCS) 45-3. Open: Chaney (unat) 48-81/4.

Discus–Garberg (WSU) 175-10, C. Hutchinson (CCS) 159-10, Millard (EWU) 154-8, Bothum (I) 149-6, Hale (I) 142-6. Open: Chaney (unat) 157-5.

Hammer–Garberg (WSU) 204-9, Midles (I) 181-11, Luckenbach (EWU) 179-6, Kirley-Price (EWU) 179-1, Garcia (CCS) 160-7.

Javelin–Braun (CCS) 164-11, Tschida (WSU) 161-8, Peterson (EWU) 154-5, McCormack (WSU) 143-4, Barnett (I) 142-10.

Heptathlon–Collins (I) 4,951, Burt (I) 4,842, Draser (I) 4,768, Goodman (I) 4,686, J. Williams (WSU) 4,538. Non-D-I: Dormaier (Whit) 4,313. Open: D. Pickler (Asics) 6,190.

Regional qualifiers

Athletes from Inland Northwest colleges and area athletes from other schools who have met the qualifying standards and declared to compete in the NCAA regional competition May 30-31. Conference champions (CC) earn entry without meeting the standards. The 10,000 meters, decathlon and heptathlon are not contested at the regional level, but are filled with athletes who meet either the automatic or provisional qualifying standards. Top-five finishers in individual events and top three relay teams from regionals advance to the NCAA championships. A select number of at-large athletes who didn’t achieve those finishes will fill the national fields, based on the national descending order of performance lists.

West Regional

At Northridge, Calif.

Friday-Saturday

MEN

200–Justin Woods (WSU) 21.21.

800–Bastien Tardy (I) 1:50.11.

1,500–Laef Barnes (UCLA/Mead) 3:41.76c.

3,000 steeplechase–Alex Grant (WSU) 8:51.24, Sam Ahlbeck (WSU) 8:55.26, Rich Nelson (BYU/Shadle) 8:58.08, Justin Houck (Portland/Ferris) 9:02.82.

5,000–Paul Limpf (EWU) 14:09.32.

110 hurdles–Robert Williams (WSU) 13.92, Paul Dittmer (I) 13.98.

400 hurdles–Jeshua Anderson (WSU) 49.55, Barry Leavitt (WSU) 50.82.

4x100 relay–Washington State (Andre Jennings, Justin Woods, Jeshua Anderson, Marlon Murray) 40.12.

4x400 relay–Washington State (Barry Leavitt, Jeshua Anderson, Reny Follett, Justin Woods) 3:07.47.

High jump–Trent Arrivey (WSU) 7-21/2.

Pole vault–Mike Carpenter (I) 17-1, Lucas Pope (I/Lake City) 16-83/4.

Long jump–Elvie Williams (I) 26-3/4, Rickey Moody (WSU) 24-9.

Triple jump–David Holmon (I) 51-1, Morena Zapata (WSU) 50-6w, Cameron Moore (EWU/Ferris) 47-91/4w (CC).

Shot put–Russ Winger (I) 68-51/4, Craig Kent (Cal/CV) 58-8.

Discus–Russ Winger (I) 199-6, Craig Kent (Cal/CV) 178-10, Beau Whitney (I) 170-4.

Hammer–Marcus Mattox (I) 211-7, Matt Wauters (I) 210-0, James Rogan (I) 203-2, Phil MacArthur (WSU/Selkirk) 202-10, Jake Boling (I) 190-4.

Javelin–Jon Jeffreys (WSU/WV) 237-4, Nathan Bache (WSU) 213-5, Aaron Mettler (EWU) 207-9, John Clevenger (EWU) 207-8, Kyle Hook (I) 206-0.

WOMEN

800–Anna Layman (WSU/CV) 2:04.87, Nikki Codd (NAU/Mead) 2:09.01.

1,500–Lisa Egami (WSU) 4:27.45.

3,000 steeplechase–Megan Leonard (WSU) 10:16.36, Sara Trane (WSU) 10:16.75, Collier Lawrence (WSU) 10:25.27, Allix Lee-Painter (I/Moscow) 10:37.24, Amanda Andrews (WSU) 10:49.08.

5,000–Maddie Bridgmon (EWU) 16:33.60, Isley Gonzalez (WSU) 16:42.91, Camille Moseley (EWU) 16:44.09.

100 hurdles–Christie Gordon (I) 13.76.

400 hurdles–Lorraine King (WSU) 58.39., Veronica Elseroad-Wall (WSU) 1:00.17.

High jump–Ebba Jungmark (WSU) 5-111/4, McKinnon Hanson (WSU) 5-83/4.

Pole vault–Melinda Owen (I) 14-51/4, K.C. Dahlgren (I) 13-33/4.

Long jump–Alice Draser (I) 19-93/4, Erin Bell (ISU/Lakeland) 19-43/4 (CC)

Shot put–Mykael Bothum (I) 52-0, Jessica Zita (WSU) 49-1.

Discus–Kate Hutchinson (USC/Pullman) 178-1, McKenzie Garberg (WSU) 175-10, Bonnie Millard (EWU/Priest River) 154-8 (CC).

Hammer–McKenzie Garberg (WSU) 204-9, Gabby Midles (I) 181-11, Nicole Luckenbach (EWU) 179-6, Erica Kirley-Price (EWU) 179-1.

Javelin–Marissa Tschida (WSU) 161-8, Amanda Peterson (EWU) 154-5, Jasmine McCormack (WSU) 143-4, Anne Barnett (I) 142-10.

Midwest Regional

At Lincoln, Neb.

Friday-Saturday

MEN

Shot put–David Lissy (Air Force/Sandpoint) 56-4.

Discus–David Lissy (Air Force/Sandpoint) 173-1.

Fish counts

The upstream movement of Chinook, steelhead and shad at Columbia and Snake River Dams on 10/4 and year-to-date totals:

SiteChinookSteelheadShad
Bonneville1320917916
Year totals119076390339729
The Dalles74923527
Year totals8842013935456
John Day63816n/a
Year totals744743235n/a
McNary78820
Year totals5764224568
Priest Rapids
Year totals80651090
Wells
Year totals520124n/a
Ice Harbor
Year totals3803231720
L.Monumental47900
Year totals3443940270
Little Goose15641n/a
Year totals291912654n/a
Lower Granite184620
Year totals2471377460

Moves

BASEBALL

American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Placed OF Gary Sheffield on the 15-day DL. Recalled 1B Jeff Larish from Toledo (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES—Signed 1B Ben Broussard to a minor league contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated SS David Eckstein from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Hector Luna to Syracuse (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed OF Eric Byrnes on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Alex Romero from Tucson (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS—Purchased the contract of OF Jay Bruce from Louisville (IL). Designated 1B Scott Hatteberg for assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Julian Tavarez. Optioned LHP Zach Jackson to Nashville (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Activated SS Jack Wilson from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Brian Bixler to Indianapolis (IL).

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS—Released LHP Kelly Shearer and RHP Wayne Hedden.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed OF Geoff Wagner.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Re-signed CB Curtis Deloatch.

DENVER BRONCOS—Agreed to terms with RB Michael Pittman.

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Named Reggie McKenzie director of football operations, Eliot Wolf and Tim Terry assistant directors of pro personnel, Richmond Williams college scout and Jon-Eric Sullivan area scout.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed LB Brannon Carter and WR Daniel Davis.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed LB Chris Graham, LB William Kershaw and DB Tuff Harris.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Musa Smith.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived LB Ezra Butler.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Acquired DE Erasmus James from Minnesota for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. Released DE Dorian Smith.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES—Signed WR Peter Warrick, DB Paul Woldu and OF Julius Orieukwu

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed OL Bruce McCaleb, DB Willie Amos, CB Josh Lay, WR Kerry Johnson and DB Steven Holness.

Arena Football League

ARIZONA RATTLERS—Released DB Terrance Joseph.

COLUMBUS DESTROYERS—Waived OL Cody Douglas

KANSAS CITY BRIGADE—Signed QB Quincy Carter. Waived QB Matt Kohn.

ORLANDO PREDATORS—Waived WR-LB Ron Johnson.

TAMPA BAY STORM—Signed WR Henry Douglas.

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STOCKTON LIGHTNING—Fired Doug Murray, coach. Named Chad Carlson interim coach.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Acquired D Jonathan Sigalet from Boston for the rights to LW Matt Marquardt.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Re-signed RW Matt Bradley to a three-year contract.

COLLEGE

NCAA—Named Brian Gordon swimming and diving secretary-rules editor.

ALBRIGHT—Named Dave Walberg sports information director.

BATES—Named Pat Cosquer men’s and women’s squash coach.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN—Named Stephanie VanBrakle softball coach.

COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY—Announced the retirement of Joe Camillone, athletic trainer.

EVANSVILLE—Named Misty Murphy women’s basketball coach.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC—Named Mike Jarvis men’s basketball coach.

GEORGETOWN—Announced basketball G Jeremiah Rivers will transfer to Indiana.

HAMILTON—Named Erin Reding women’s volleyball coach.

IDAHO STATE—Named Seton Sobolewski women’s basketball coach

MEMPHIS—Named Danielle O’Banion women’s assistant basketball coach.

MINNESOTA—Dismissed sophomore KR Harold Howell from the football team for academic reasons.

NOTRE DAME—Named Anthony Solomon men’s assistant basketball coach.

MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL—Named Shawn McEachern assistant hockey coach.

MONTANA—Named Gina Schmidt and Kandice Kelly women’s volleyball assistants.

ST. CLOUD STATE—Named Ian Shoemaker co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

TEXAS STATE—Promoted Patrick Henry from women’s assistant basketball coach to associate head coach.

Today’s Odds

America’s Line

NBA playoffs

FavoritePts (O/U)Underdog
CELTICS5.5 (172)Pistons

Home team in capital letters.


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          Purple and Gold Game Day Bracelet - LSU Bracelet - James Madison - UW Huskies - University of Washington - LSU Tigers Graduation Gift by ShopSweetClover      Comment   Translate Page      

24.00 USD

Cheer on your team and look totally cute while doing it!

Go PURPLE & GOLD!
This Game Day bracelet stack comes with 4 wood bead bracelets: 2 white, 1 purple, and 1 gold. The wood beads are strung on a stretchy cord that slips onto your wrist. Metal chains and a personalized metal initial charm dangle from the bracelets for added personality.

CUSTOMIZE!
- Select your initial
- Opt for metal chain tassle or no tassle
- Select your gold: yellow-gold? Or gold-gold?
(note: this listing is for the gold, as pictured in the first photo. If you prefer the yellow gold, just leave a note at checkout)

CUSTOMIZE MORE!
- Want more colors and more bracelets to mix and match with your stack? Click on this link below to add on all the colors your little heart desires! (great for Game Day AND non-game days!)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/642463505/game-day-bracelet-add-on-customize?ref=shop_home_active_2

WANT MORE GAME DAY JEWELRY? FIND IT HERE!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopSweetClover?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count§ion_id=13597734

SIZING:
The "standard" size of my stretch bracelets measures approximately 7.25 inches, but length isn't so cut-and-dry when making stretch bracelets. The difference between sizes can be a matter of just 1-2 beads, rather than adding or subtracting inches. If you are unsure and uncertain what size to select, simply measure a string around your wrist and leave a note at checkout with the size of your wrist.

SHIPPING:
All U.S. orders ship Priority, so once shipped your order will arrive in 2-3 days. The shipping cost is set by the post office (not by me!) and it includes a tracking number and a sturdy secure box to protect your jewelry pieces in transit.
Requesting standard shipping does not change the shipping price, as standard shipping requires the purchase of a padded envelope in order to protect your jewelry. So the cost comes out the same, and standard shipping does not include a tracking number.

PRODUCTION TIME:
Every piece of jewelry is carefully crafted by hand and customized just for you! So please allow ample time for the creative process. Some items ship fairly quickly, while other times I may need up to 2 weeks to complete due to stock on supplies, amount of orders, or time of year. This is a happy hobby that I do in addition to a full time job, and I do my best to ensure that each order has careful attention to detail and quality. I get orders out as quickly as possible, but if you must have your item by a specific date please let me know in advance so I can do my best to meet your needs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Feel free to send a private message and let me know how I can help!

XO!
~Shelli
Sweet Clover


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          The current Yankees are a tomato can      Comment   Translate Page      
Last night, in a confluence of crapola and karma, Brian "Cooperstown" Cashman happened to be talking to the media as the game was called - his fully-operational Death Star losing yet another. The Yankee brain trust chalked up the latest monstrosity to bad "mojo," too cowardly to utter the real word, "juju." 

Cashman tossed the following word salad: 

“We have people who are capable, it is just a combination of, yes, are we hurt? We are are hurt, but we are still capable. But we have a lot of poor play going on simultaneously on the current active roster.”

Translation: Hummina-hummina-hummina.

What Cashman overlooked was the Yankees' winter strategy of pursuing cheap knock-offs to expensive merchandise. While the 36-year-old J.A. Happ was being pummeled by the lowly Chisox, Patrick Corbin was pitching for the Washington Nats. Corbin held the Pirates to one run in seven innings, lowering his spring ERA to 2.84. Corbin, a native of North Syracuse, wanted to be a Yankee. All winter, that was the word around Central New York: the Yankees merely had to make him a decent offer, and he would sign. And the franchise could draw upon a virtually limitless mountain of private and public cash, finagled by corrupt politicos and the simple magnitude of billionaire wealth. It would simply be a few more gold coins on a bubbling volcano of money so vast it can only be seen with a telescope on Mars. But the Yankees went cheap. They went cheap because they wanted to be cheap. And last night, cheap is what we saw. 

Hey, it's almost Easter: Cheap, cheap, cheap...

Of course, it's still early. That's what they say. It's only April. A 20-game winning streak will change everything. And yes, this team has faced a Biblical rain of locusts, snakes and tweaked gonadal sacs. So horrifying are the injury reports that, any day now, I expect to hear that Aaron Judge stepped on a crack, broke his mother's back, and will miss a month. But last night's loss wasn't just a case of poor play. What we saw was a flat-out lousy team. Aside from Judge, here is what we sent out:

A career minor leaguer at 3B, an unknown commodity at DH, a career-back up at C, a slap-hitting 2B, a 2B playing SS, a LF playing CF, a disappointment at 1B, a mystery in LF, an aging starter in his career twilight, a bullpen in distress and a manager known for his easy-going style.

Boston is creeping up on us. At this rate, they'll overtake us next week, in our own stadium - just like last year. 

Listen: Cashman is right; it's a long season. But April might not be a mere bump in the road. We're seeing what we designed, with a little bad juju. We may be facing a meltdown season. Hummina-hummina-hummina.
          Calling Home: Emma G in Washington      Comment   Translate Page      
The Calling Home guest this week is the talented musician Emma G who's based in Washington, but on the road a lot for her musical career. She's been in the U.S since 2015, exploring her American heritage, her mum's from Pennsylvania. Before she headed off to the U.S she was recognised here as New Zealander of the Year Local Hero in 2012 for inspiring others through her music. She speaks to Jim about her life offshore, making music and touring around the U.S.
          NFL Lets Reuben Foster Join the Redskins Without a Suspension      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster won't face a suspension from the NFL in connection with a November domestic violence charge in Florida that was later dropped, the league announced Friday, but he will be docked two game checks in the upcoming season. "Today, the NFL notified Reuben
          Redskins news: Bruce Allen says it's up to Reuben Foster to change      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster avoided a suspension from the NFL after domestic violence charges against him were thrown out, but Redskins president Bruce Allen is making it very clear with Foster that any activity that is not up to the team's standards won't be tolerated. “We have
          Speed limit back to 55 mph on BW Parkway      Comment   Translate Page      
The National Park Service announced the speed limit has officially returned to 55 mph along the Baltimore Washington Parkway.
          Federal report finds ‘pervasive’ harassment at AccuWeather      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation into a company run by one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to head a prominent federal agency found a “severe and pervasive” culture of sexual harassment. The Labor Department…
          Mnuchin dit espérer que les négociations USA-Chine touchent à leur fin      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) WASHINGTON, 14 avril (Reuters) - Le secrétaire américain au Trésor, Steven Mnuchin, a déclaré samedi que les Etats-Unis et la Chine effectuaient des progrès dans leurs négociations commerciales et a dit avoir espoir que les deux camps se rapprochaient de leur ultime cycle de discussions. S'exprimant devant les...
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          Video- Washington Capitals head To Carolina Up 2-0 In The Series      Comment   Translate Page      
The Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in OT today.  
          Moscow: INF Collapse Casts Shadow Over New START Treaty Extension      Comment   Translate Page      
Since February, when the US announced it was suspending the INF with a possible eventual withdrawal, Moscow has repeatedly been expressing concern over the future of the New Start Treaty with Washington, saying the latter could be dragging out time in order not to extend it.
          Guedes disse que é possível reverter decisão 'não muito razoável' de Bolsonaro      Comment   Translate Page      

MARINA DIAS
WASHINGTON, EUA (FOLHAPRESS) - O ministro da Economia, Paulo Guedes, afirmou neste sábado (13) que é possível reverter decisão "não muito razoável" de Jair Bolsonaro e que o presidente deveria estar preocupado com "efeitos políticos" ao interferir nos preços do diesel da Petrobras.

"Acho que o presidente tem muitas virtudes, fez muita coisa acertada e ele já disse que não conhece muito economia. Então se ele, eventualmente, fizer alguma coisa que não seja muito razoável, tenho certeza que conseguimos consertar. Uma conversa conserta tudo", afirmou Guedes em Washington, após participar de reuniões com autoridades no FMI (Fundo Monetário Internacional).

O ministro lembrou que Bolsonaro já disse reiteradas vezes que não conhece muito de economia e admitiu que a ação do Planalto sobre os preços do combustível refletiu de maneira negativa no mercado financeiro.

Segundo o chefe da equipe econômica, a preocupação do presidente pode ter sido a ameaça de uma nova greve dos caminhoneiros, que gerou uma crise de abastecimento no Brasil em maio do ano passado.

"O presidente já disse para vocês que ele não era um especialista em economia, então é possível que alguma coisa tenha acontecido lá. Ele, ao mesmo tempo, é preocupado com efeitos políticos, estavam falando em greve de caminhoneiro, esse tipo de coisa, então é possível que ele esteja tentando manobrar com isso",

Questionado por jornalistas sobre o fato de o governo ter cedido tão rápido à pressão política e à ameaça de uma nova greve de caminhoneiros, Guedes disse que concordava com as preocupações dos repórteres.

Nesta sexta-feira (12), o chefe da equipe econômica de Bolsonaro havia dito, após muita insistência dos jornalistas, que era uma "inferência razoável, aparentemente" dizer que ele não tinha sido avisado por Bolsonaro sobre a decisão do governo de interferir nos preços da Petrobras.

Neste sábado, o ministro voltou a dizer que ainda não conversou com o presidente ou com qualquer outra pessoa de sua equipe sobre o assunto e que precisava se informar sobre o tema antes de dar qualquer declaração.

Ao ser perguntado sobre haver contradição entre a política econômica liberal defendida pelo governo e a intervenção em preços administrados como esta, Guedes sorriu e disse: "não vou dizer isso que você quer que eu diga".

Ele reconheceu que "aparentemente já houve um efeito ruim lá embaixo" após a decisão de interferência por parte do Planalto, mas disse que prefere trabalhar em frentes nas quais consegue construir algo para o futuro.

A Petrobras perdeu R$ 32 bilhões em valor de mercado após a intervenção e Bolsonaro convocou para a próxima semana uma reunião de ministros e técnicos para discutir os preços da estatal -Guedes deve chegar ao Brasil nesta segunda-feira (15).

Formado na Universidade de Chicago, notabilizada por sua tradição econômica liberal, o ministro é a favor da política de livre mercado, com menor intervenção possível. 


          Um terço dos brasileiros desconhece crise na Venezuela, aponta Datafolha      Comment   Translate Page      
Nicolás Maduro, ditador da Venezuela.

SYLVIA COLOMBO
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (FOLHAPRESS) - Num dos momentos mais críticos da crise venezuelana, que vem se arrastando e piorando nos últimos anos, 65% dos brasileiros adultos dizem ter tomado conhecimento sobre a situação do país vizinho. Entre estes, 54% são contra uma eventual participação militar do Brasil na tentativa de derrubar a ditadura de Nicolás Maduro.

Apesar de a intervenção estrangeira ser uma hipótese não defendida abertamente pelos governos da América Latina, da Europa nem dos EUA, ela passou a ser sugerida entre as "opções que estão sobre a mesa" nos discursos dos governos americano e brasileiro.

Mesmo o líder opositor, Juan Guaidó, já recorreu à expressão em suas declarações. Ele preside Assembleia Nacional, único órgão considerado legitimamente eleito no país pela comunidade internacional.

Em visita a Buenos Aires nesta semana, o chanceler Ernesto Araújo disse à Folha de S.Paulo estar "convicto de que a pressão internacional será suficiente para a queda de Maduro".

Mas na segunda (8) o presidente Jair Bolsonaro disse que a "vanguarda" de uma possível intervenção seria dos EUA e que caberia a ele decidir sobre a entrada do Brasil, embora consultando o Congresso antes.

Maduro tomou posse em 10 de janeiro, após vencer eleições consideradas altamente irregulares, em maio de 2018. Nelas, não havia observadores internacionais nem participação da oposição.

A Assembleia Nacional decidiu então declarar o cargo de presidente vago e passou a chamar Maduro de "usurpador". Na sequência, em 23 de janeiro, Guaidó, seguindo a letra da Constituição, juramentou-se como presidente encarregado (descrito desta forma na Carta) e passou a fazer campanha dentro e fora do país para que Maduro deixe o poder.

Desde então, o ditador e Guaidó disputam o apoio dos venezuelanos e da comunidade internacional. Enquanto o opositor é reconhecido por mais de 50 países, entre eles Brasil e EUA, Maduro se apoia em Rússia, China, Bolívia, Irã e outros.

Dentro da Venezuela, Guaidó tem lotado praças e avenidas em seus comícios e marchas. A ditadura tem tentado fazer o mesmo, mas a presença é nitidamente menor.

Ambos disputam também o apoio das Forças Armadas, consideradas essenciais para a manutenção de Maduro no poder. Apesar das mais de mil deserções dos últimos meses, maioria é de oficiais de baixa patente, que estão agora no Brasil e na Colômbia.

"A alta cúpula dos generais ainda têm muito a perder com a queda de Maduro, pois se beneficiam dos negócios lícitos e ilícitos do Estado", disse à reportagem a pesquisadora Cynthia Arnson, do Wilson Center de Washington.

Segundo o Datafolha, o apoio a uma intervenção militar com o apoio do Brasil teria 54% de oposição dos brasileiros.

Entre os mais velhos, o número de rejeição sobe para 62%. Já 43% são favoráveis, cifra que é mais elevada entre jovens, subindo para 53%.

É alta a taxa daqueles que afirmam não ter conhecimento do que ocorre na Venezuela –35%, ou seja, um terço da população. Entre os 65% que têm conhecimento, o índice mais alto está entre os mais instruídos (89%), os mais ricos (89%) e os moradores da região Sul (76%).

Outro tema delicado ligado ao vizinho é a diáspora dos venezuelanos, que deixam o país por conta da crise humanitária. Apesar de o Brasil não estar entre os que mais recebem refugiados (Colômbia, Peru e Chile lideram), ainda assim essa cifra é crescente em território brasileiro.

De acordo com a pesquisa, dois em cada três (ou seja, 68%) brasileiros entre os que têm conhecimento do problema são favoráveis a que o Brasil receba refugiados venezuelanos, enquanto 27% são contrários, 2% são indiferentes e 2% não opinaram.

O índice dos que são favoráveis é mais alto entre a população mais jovem (77%) e entre os mais instruídos (79%). Porém, entre os mais velhos, são observados os índices mais altos de rejeição (36%), o mesmo ocorrendo entre os menos instruídos (37%).

A pesquisa, realizada em 2 e 3 de abril, entrevistou 2.086 pessoas, em 130 municípios. A margem de erro é de dois pontos percentuais. Foram ouvidos apenas brasileiros com mais de 16 anos. 


          White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities: Washington Post      Comment   Translate Page      

White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities: Washington PostWhite House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against President Donald Trump's political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department of Homeland Security, said the White House proposed the measure at least twice in the past six months.



          Russian Military Expert Says Time for Russia to Prepare for War, by Paul Craig Roberts      Comment   Translate Page      
Someone should speak to the Russian finance minister, Anton Siluanov, and put him in touch with reality. According to a RT news report, Siluanov has called for restoring economic and political ties between Moscow and Washington. Ties between the US and Russia were intentionally wrecked on purpose by the US military/security complex and its congressional...
          House Democrats give the IRS just TEN DAYS to hand over Trump's tax returns - Daily Mail      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. House Democrats give the IRS just TEN DAYS to hand over Trump's tax returns  Daily Mail
  2. Here's who's winning under Trump's tax law  CNN
  3. House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns, say administration’s concerns ‘lack merit’  The Washington Post
  4. Trump's odd behavior is reason enough to compel disclosure of his tax returns  Los Angeles Times
  5. Jenny Beth Martin: Trump is right to withhold his tax returns from Democrats  Fox News
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          Ex-şef al serviciilor secrete din Venezuela, trimis la închisoare în Spania      Comment   Translate Page      
Hugo Carvajal, fostul şef al serviciilor secrete militare din Venezuela despre care Washingtonul consideră că are informaţii valoroase despre preşedintele Nicolas Maduro, a fost trimis la închisoare sâmbătă de către Curtea Supremă a Spaniei, pe fondul unei cereri de extrădare a SUA,
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          Street Cleaning      Comment   Translate Page      
Address: 1311 Fort Stevens Dr Nw Washington, DC, 20011, USA
Rating: 3

The block haven't been cleaned in 1 year by the D C Government.


          Motel 6 Reaches $12 Million Settlement with the State of Washington Over Privacy Violations      Comment   Translate Page      

A lawsuit filed against Motel 6 by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson over privacy violations was settled last week for $12 million. The complaint, filed on January 3rd, stated that six Motel 6 locations in the Puget Sound region had illegally provided personal information on guests with “Latino-sounding” names to Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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          How Maine’s members of Congress voted this week      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the Senate also passed the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (H.R. 2030), to direct the Interior secretary to execute and carry out agreements....
          A német védelmi miniszter elfogott dzsihadisták sorsáról egyeztetett Washingtonban      Comment   Translate Page      
Az amerikai védelmi minisztérium javaslata szerint a speciális börtönöket Irakban lehetne felépíteni.
          Outreach Coordinator (Disengaged Population) - McClendon Center - Washington, DC      Comment   Translate Page      
In addition, you would contact and communicate with all outside agencies that were working with the consumer regarding housing programs, BFTC, and Supportive... $37,000 - $41,000 a year
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          {epub download} The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln: A Day-by-Day Account of His Personal, Political, and Military Challenges      Comment   Translate Page      

The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln: A Day-by-Day Account of His Personal, Political, and Military Challenges by David Alan Johnson Book details Title: The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln: A Day-by-Day Account of His Personal, Political, and Military Challenges Author: David Alan Johnson Pages: 384 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781633883970 Publisher: Prometheus Books Description The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln: A Day-by-Day Account of His Personal, Political, and Military Challenges by David Alan Johnson This day-by-day account of Abraham Lincoln's last six weeks of life covers a period of extraordinary events, not only for the president himself but for the fate of the nation. From March 4 to April 15, 1865--a momentous time for the nation--Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address, supervised climatic battles leading up to the end of the Civil War, learned that Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, and finally was killed by assassin John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. Weaving an arresting narrative around the historical facts, historian David Alan Johnson brings to life the president's daily routine, as he guided the country through one of the most tumultuous periods of American history. The reader follows the president as he greets visitors at the inaugural ball, asks abolitionist Frederick Douglass's opinion of the inaugural address, confers with Generals Grant and Sherman on the final stages of the war, visits a field hospital for wounded outside City Point, Virginia, and attempts to calm his high-strung wife Mary, who appears on the verge of nervous collapse. We read excerpts from press reviews of Lincoln's second inaugural address, learn that Mrs. Lincoln's ball gown created a sensation, and are given eye-witness accounts of the celebrations and drunken revelry that broke out in Washington when the end of the war was announced. This engagingly written narrative history of a short but extremely important span of days vividly depicts the actions and thoughts of one of our greatest presidents during a time of national emergency. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Abraham Lincoln's Assassination, John Wilkes Booth, and John Was Abraham Lincoln's assassin inspired by the militant abolitionis
          NH Man Buried In Mt. Washington Avalanche Identified      Comment   Translate Page      
The skier who died in an avalanche on Thursday has been identified as Nicholas D. Benedix, 32, of Campton, New Hampshire. - Source: boston.cbslocal.com
          Stealth Saga #46      Comment   Translate Page      
Sixth Generation Fighters:

The USAF NGAD/PCA has a proposed FY20 budget of $1B.  It had been predicted to be $1.2B.  The AETP engine often associated with the NGAD also received a budget of $870M.  The F-22 and F-35 both funded their engines internally, unlike the NGAD/PCA.  However, Jane's takes the stance the NGAD is being rethought.

The US Navy's Next Generation Fighter program is shifting from $5M in FY19 to a proposed $20M in FY20.

The US Navy will finish its AOA this summer for its 6th gen fighter.

Leonardo wants a role in Britain Tempest.

International interest in the British Tempest is growing.

The Franco-German FCAS may be a bad idea, or so goes one opinion.


FGFA (Pakistan):

Pakistan is outlining its plans for developing a 5th gen fighter.

Su-57:

Putin - goodness me - considers the Su-57 the best plane in the world.

The Russians have already created an export version of the Su-57.  They may be trying to export it to Turkey and China.

?!?!  The Russians are stating the first batch of Su-57s will be delivered to a frontline unit in 2019.

The Russians are refuting the Su-57 has been redeployed to Syria.

YF-23:

Why did the YF-23 lose to the YF-22 in the Advanced Tactical Fighter competition?  The only man to have flown both the F-22 and the YF-23 talks explains.

Model 401:

Scaled Composites' Model 401 is on the east coast at a Navy flight test facility.  Why?

F-117:

The F-117 has been out flying about (with a plexiglass canopy, btw).

The Drive noted the interesting bit of the choice of emblem on the F-117.

B-2: 

Listen to a B-2 test drop nuclear weapons.

B-21:

The USAF has selected which airbases will be hosting the B-21.

F-22:

Rapid Raptor: the program to allow the F-22 to deploy anywhere, well, rapidly.

24 Raptors conducted an elephant walk in Alaska.

Will Langley AFB be the center of F-22 training?

F-35:

General Fick is the new head of the F-35 program.

The Pentagon is considering selling the F-35 to Poland, Greece and Romania.

A continuous software upgrade program would speed capabilities to the F-35, but delay the purchase of aircraft.

The F-35 is expected to hit an 80% availability rate in Sept 2019.

The F-35 has the capability to deploy towed decoys from under its stealthy skin.

Some are strongly arguing to buy the F-35 instead of the F-15X.

48 F-35As, 10 F-35Bs and 20 F-35Cs are in the FY20 proposal.

The USAF wants 12 more F-35As than the budget provided for.

The USAF has conducted the first fast/hot crew swap exercise for the F-35A.

The IG is slamming the F-35 program office for allowing contractors to manage government assets.

The F-35 will take a starring role in an exercise in Greece.

China claims it is not the reason countries are buying the F-35.  Actually, about that...

The USS Wasp carried at least 10 F-35Bs into the South China Sea.  The USS Wasp has been operating near the disputed Scarborough Shoal.

The USMC may deploy F-35Bs off the deck of the Korean amphibious ships.

The US Navy F-35Cs that achieved IOC are only ready 5% of the time...

The readiness of the F-35C is improving, supposedly.

The British are monitoring the situation about the Japanese F-35 crash.

Italy's Deputy PM  defended the F-35 purchases.

The Italian F-35As in Sardinia get close ups.

Italian F-35As participated in the 'Lightning Thunder over Europe' exercise.

How did Italian F-35 pilots feel about their participation in Red Flag exercise?

Japan just purchased the JSM antiship missile for its F-35s.

Japan declared IOC for its first F-35A unit.

Japan had its first F-35 crash.  The wreckage has been located, but salvage and investigation will be dauntingEfforts are still underway to try to find the pilot.  Japan has grounded its F-35As. The aircraft that crashed was the first F-35A assembled by Japan.  Here's an update.

Poland is considering the F-35 for its Harpia program.  In fact, they want to outright buy 32 of them.


The first two F-35As for South Korea have arrived in country.

Switzerland will evaluate the F-35 for its new fighter requirement this summer.

Turkey's F-35 deliveries may get pausedStrike that: the deliveries have stopped of parts.  The US has stated buying the F-35 and the S-400 missile system are not compatible.  In the mean time, the US military continues to train Turkish F-35 pilots. Congress again has warned Turkey they cannot have the F-35 and the S-400 missile.

If Turkey gets cut, the F-35 program can progress just fine. Or will it?  How problematic is it for Lockheed?  What next?

BAE has begun Meteor and Spear integration on the F-35.

Lockheed received a $264M contract to support South Korea's F-35s.

META:

What aircraft does the USAF need to defeat Russia and China?

          Taxes will only grow on current course      Comment   Translate Page      
It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes. But we’re still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes on earnings and income, and you’ll find that the average American household forks over more than $26,000 to the feds each year. Last year, Washington collected more...
          Customer Service Hinges on Personal Connections, Chase Exec Says      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Personal connections and leading with purpose are the cornerstones to helping “customers make the most of their money, so they can make the most of their lives,” Thasunda Brown Duckett, chief executive of consumer banking at JPMorgan Chase, said at CBA Live last week. Duckett, who previously served as chief executive of […]
          Wizards hammer Devin Robinson in statement for fight with Eagles’ Jalen Mills      Comment   Translate Page      
The Washington Wizards issued a harsh statement in response to Devin Robinson being involved in a fight with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills. Robinson and Mills were both arrested for fighting outside the Opera Ultra Lounge in D.C. just before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. Robinson was taken to the hospital for treatment and then was...Read More
          El FMI insiste en el riesgo de las tensiones comerciales      Comment   Translate Page      

Las tensiones comerciales. Ese es uno de los principales riesgos a los que se enfrenta la economía mundial en la actualidad, según ha contatado el comité monetario y financiero internacional del Fondo Monetario Internacionmal (FMI) en el comunicado elaborado tras su reunión en Washington.

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          Finanzminister bilden Klimaschutz-Koalition – Konkrete Schritte nicht geplant      Comment   Translate Page      
Die Finanzminister aus mehr als 20 Ländern, darunter Deutschland, haben eine Allianz zur besseren Bekämpfung der Erderwärmung gegründet. Dies teilte die Weltbank am Samstag auf der Frühjahrstagung mit dem Internationalem Währungsfonds (IWF) in Washington mit.
          Report: Former top Clinton aide running 'dark money' campaign to get Brett Kavanaugh fired from teaching job      Comment   Translate Page      


Hillary Clinton's former campaign spokesman is leading a "dark money" campaign to get Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh fired from his summer teaching job at George Mason University, according to a new report.

What are the details?

Fox News reported that Brian Fallon, who served as Clinton's 2016 national spokesman, is backing an effort to prevent Kavanaugh from teaching for the university this summer. Fallon leads Demand Justice, a progressive advocacy group that does not disclose its funding.

The effort, which has been dubbed "Mason 4 Survivors," is circulating a petition that has so far garnered more than 5,000 signatures. The group is urging George Mason president Angel Cabrera to "terminate AND void ALL contracts and affiliation with Brett Kavanaugh at George Mason University."

"There is a historic amount of institutional negligence on your part to support survivors of sexual assault and the student body as a whole, which has bred a sense of mistrust and suffering within the Mason community and allies," the petition claims.

According to HuffPost, Fallon's group is running a Facebook advertisement campaign that targets anyone connected with George Mason University urging them to sign the petition. The ad also directs targeted users to sign a separate petition that calls on Congress to investigate Kavanaugh.

Though sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process last, none of the accusations ever proved credible.

What's the background?

It was announced last month that Kavanaugh would join George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School as a distinguished visiting professor. He is set to co-teach a two-credit course this summer in England called "Creation of the Constitution."

Kavanaugh's appointment was met with immediate pushback and protests.

Fortunately, Cabrera has defended Kavanaugh's appointment, saying in a statement last month that the university will not revoke Kavanaugh's appointment.

"I respect the views of people who disagreed with Justice Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation due to questions raised about his sexual conduct in high school. But he was confirmed and is now a sitting Justice," Cabrera said. "The law school has determined that the involvement of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice contributes to making our law program uniquely valuable for our students."


          Bernie's 'Medicare-for-All' plan includes paying for illegal immigrants      Comment   Translate Page      


Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is right in line with the current liberal zeitgeist - in fact he says he was there first, and therefore is excused from being a white male - and his Medicare for All plan is being endorsed and embraced by his competition for the 2020 Democrat nomination.

As Fox News reported, that plan isn't just about no American paying for healthcare, or even nose jobs, it's about people who are not Americans, too. As in, people who are here illegally.

You see, rather than covering "citizens", the legislation Sanders unveiled this week would cover all "residents" in the United States. As Fox notes, that's "a shift from the Affordable Care Act, which limited benefits to citizens, nationals and "lawfully present" immigrants. The House bill also prohibits the government from denying benefits because of "citizenship status."

More than that, as the Washington Examiner pointed out on Friday, it even aspires to cover those who can't meet the loose definition of resident. "Even if an individual is not covered under a broad definition of 'residency' by the secretary of HHS, the federal government can take steps 'to ensure that every person in the United States has access to health care.'"

On Fox News on Saturday, Peter Doocy reported on the Medicare for all proposal, and if you listen, you can actually hear money burning. Watch:


          AOC hit with brutal backlash for using Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, bash President Trump      Comment   Translate Page      


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ignited outrage Friday after she used a poem about the Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is embroiled in controversy herself.

What happened?

On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted a video criticizing Omar for referring to the Islamic terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 as "some people who did something." The video spliced together Omar's controversial comments with footage from 9/11.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez urged members of Congress to condemn Trump for "dangerous targeting" of Omar.

"Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President's explicit attack today.@IlhanMN's life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress," Ocasio-Cortez said.

With her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez included a picture of the famous poem from German theologian Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps from 1938-1945 for opposing Hitler's Nazi regime. Niemöller only narrowly escaped execution.

The poem, which is mounted on a wall at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., reads:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

What was the reaction?

Ben Shapiro — who is the biggest target of anti-Semitism online, according to the Anti-Defamation League — condemned Ocasio-Cortez's "deeply disturbing" comparison.

Others echoed Shapiro's sentiments:


          County record      Comment   Translate Page      

Sheriff’s log FRIDAY -10:28 a.m.: property damage accident. Deputies responded to the 300-block of North Third Street, in Dinsmore Township. FRIDAY -12:57 p.m.: larceny. Deputies responded to 9534 Fessler-Buxton Road, in Washington Township, to investigate a report of a possible scam. Village log THURSDAY -4 p.m.: fight. Botkins Police Chief and Jackson Center Police Chief […]

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          Strangers save visually-impaired man from oncoming train      Comment   Translate Page      
The man fell on the tracks at a Washington Metro station — and was pulled off only moments before the train came in.
          Eaton, Kendrick homer in 8th, Nats rally past Pirates 3-2      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON — Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday. After Richard Rodriguez (0-1) retired the first two batters in the eighth, Eaton tied it with his first home run of the season. Kendrick then connected for his […]
          Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON — Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. The tone was set for a wacky afternoon when a rat fell out of […]
           Comment on How Big or Tiny of an Apartment Can the Median Household Income Afford to Rent in the 100 Largest US Cities? by RagnarD       Comment   Translate Page      
Wolf, Thanks for the detail. I just looked at the map. That Harlem river stretch?!? Must be like a sewer pipe. I did the circle line once- the long version - went all the way around, I think. And in a power boat on east river once, via Long Island sound. That was really amazing. Never dipped a tow in anywhere closer than port Washington or Jones beach, though. :)
          A Cop, for Once      Comment   Translate Page      

Cops still exist, here and there. As distinct from armed government workers, the new species. An example of a cop can be found in Washington state. In a rural county, the local sheriff is refusing to enforce the latest people controls (styled “gun control” by those advocating them) and is getting flack for doing so, […]

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          Mrázek inkasoval v prodloužení a obhájci míří za postupem - iDNES.cz      Comment   Translate Page      
Mrázek inkasoval v prodloužení a obhájci míří za postupem  iDNES.cz

Hokejisté Washingtonu důstojně plní roli obhájce Stanley Cupu, když v úvodním kole letošního play off zdolali Carolinu i ve druhém domácím startu.


          Eaton, Kendrick homer in 8th, Nats rally past Pirates 3-2      Comment   Translate Page      
Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday.
          Redskins Linebacker Rueben Foster Fined & Not Suspended By NFL      Comment   Translate Page      
In a surprising move, the NFL has fined Redskins Linebacker Rueben Foster two game checks by the NFL but will not be suspended for his role in a domestic incident that led to his release by the 49ers last November. The news was first reported by JP Finlay from NBC Washington https://twitter.com/JPFinlayNBCS/status/1116791045717499904 The NFL announced […]
          Eagles' Mills Arrested in D.C. for Fight With Wizards' Robinson      Comment   Translate Page      


Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested outside a Washington, D.C., nightclub early Saturday morning following a fight with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to a police report.Mills...

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          Sealed bid for Wastewater Effluent Discharge – Impact to Marine Organisms Assessment,Washington.       Comment   Translate Page      
United States - Washington - Sealed bid for Wastewater Effluent Discharge – Impact to Marine Organisms Assessment,Washington.
          Employer Asks High Court To Review Compensability Of Security Screenings      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A company that provides warehouse labor services and Amazon.com Inc. filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on March 1 seeking a ruling on whether the Portal-to-Portal Act modified the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) definition of work and whether the "minimal effort" involved with going through a security screening meets that definition of work (Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., et al. v. Jesse Busk, et al., No. 18-1154, U.S. Sup.).
          U.S. High Court Won't Weigh In On Dispute Over Drivers' Classification      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 denied an appeal by the California Trucking Association (CTA) challenging the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' decision that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) did not preempt the California labor commissioner's use of a common-law test to determine if truck drivers have been properly classified as independent contractors (California Trucking Association v. Julie Su, No. 18-887, U.S. Sup.).
          well, here it is again... damn...       Comment   Translate Page      
Saturday yowls and roars, most beloved and beautiful KitKats... yes, the world appears to still be spinning... whatever ... this Big Cat is experiencing a flashback... at fifteen she walked out of high school, as she's explained before... well, with the recent EXPOSE' of congress, the sheer monumental stupidity this Big Cat [kindergartners are smarter] is witnessing everyday by most of the congressional establishment critters -- as exampled by the AG Barr CIRCUS CIRCUS dumber-than-dumb questioning display... Barr, who actually has some real brain power, ran proverbial circles around these idiot-tards ... PLUS, the endless, stomach-turning, hell-level corruption ... the fact that most in congress could care less about WE REAL AMERICANS ... yeah, the Kougar wants to walk out again -- just given the complete insult to her intelligence, which high school was... and given the absolute oppression-suppression, the LACK OF FREEDOM, the stay-in-the-box YOU HAVE TO THINK/BELIEVE THIS WAY .... well, here it is again... damn... 

TAKE CARE, DARLING KITTENS, 'CAUSE THIS BIG CAT LOVES YA! 


DURING THE EARLY 90'S, THE KOUGAR VISITED HER SISTER, WHO WAS WORKING IN WASHINGTON DC AT THE TIME... WE VISITED MOUNT VERNON... IT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! PLUS, TO SEE THE ACTUAL SADDLES WASHINGTON USED ON HIS HORSES... YEAH, A HIGHLIGHT! 

SHATTERED: Mount Vernon Exposes Politico’s Very Fake News Story About Trump’s Visit To George Washington’s Estate



https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/shattered-mount-vernon-exposes-politicos-very-fake-news-story-about-trumps-visit-to-george-washingtons-estate/

YES!!! 

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest





Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes...



THE VERY GOV AGENCIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP AND PROTECT CHILDREN ARE EONS, FAR AND AWAY MORE CRUEL TO CHILDREN THAN THE ABUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO STOP... SADLY, VERY SADLY... THE KOUGAR ABSOLUTELY HATES CRUELTY TO CHILDREN... NOW PROPER DISCIPLINE THAT IS SOMETIMES PHYSICAL, YES, THAT IS NECESSARY AT TIMES... JUST LIKE A FEMALE DOG WHO CORRECTS HER PUPS WITH PHYSICAL FORCE... 

Further, the horror perpetrated against Native American children... the sheer persecution-brutality against the Bundy family and the good patriots involved in helping them ... may the perpetrators get what's coming to them... now! 






YEAH, AIN'T THIS INTERESTING... 

FACEBOOK REMOVES PAGE OF ECUADOR’S FORMER PRESIDENT ON SAME DAY AS ASSANGE’S ARREST

Prior to the removal of the page, Correa lambasted his successor in a series of posts


Facebook has unpublished the page of Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday, claiming that the popular leftist leader violated the company’s security policies. 

"...Since 2015, Correa—who lives with his family in Brussels, Belgium—had used the social platform to great effect, using strongly-worded posts, video interviews, and live-streams as a platform amid the Ecuadorean media’s de facto blackout of the former leader, who remains reviled by the center-right former opposition and sections of the country’s left.
Former President Correa minced no words in his assessment of Moreno, denouncing him in an English-language tweet as “the greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history … Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.” ... 
https://www.infowars.com/facebook-removes-page-of-ecuadors-former-president-on-same-day-as-assanges-arrest/


IT IS STRAIGHT-UP TREASON, IT'S A DAMN MASSIVE INVASION... 

Trump Fires Off Late Night Tweet – Calls Democrats’ Open Border Policies “TREASONOUS”

President Trump fired off a late night tweet Wednesday, calling the actions taken by Democrats to keep the borders wide open, “TREASONOUS.”

Thank you, President Trump for calling it what it is!
“I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!” Trump said in a tweet.

There is a huge crisis at the US-Mexico border with record number of illegal aliens flooding into the United States.
Asylum seekers are being released into communities because of dangerous “catch and release” policies and Congress refuses to act.
No doubt these caravans of illegals are being funded by open border zealots looking to destroy US sovereignty.
Multiple caravans full of military-aged Central Americans and other migrants from all over the world are currently marching to the US border where they will seek asylum then be released into the US.

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said that in his sector alone, border agents have captured people trying to enter the country illegally from more than 50 different countries, including Turkey, China, Bangladesh, Egypt and Romania. “People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he told lawmakers.
“Karisch noted that Border Patrol has apprehended more families illegally crossing the border in the first five months of fiscal 2019 than during all of fiscal 2018,” Fox News reported. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 76,000 migrants across the border in February and said it was on track to apprehend more than 100,000 in March. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, Karisch said that at current pace, they would have more than 260,000 apprehensions in his sector by the end of fiscal 2019. There were 162,000 in RGV last year. He also said that his agents apprehend, on average, 1,000 people a day.”
President Trump declared a national emergency in February to secure funding for a border wall, however, the insanely dangerous asylum laws are causing the biggest surge of illegal aliens flooding over the border.
Despite nearly 100,000 illegal invaders being apprehended by border patrol in the month of March alone, Democrats continue to give comfort and aid to the invaders by refusing to stop the border surge.
Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday blocked President Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait their turn for an immigration judge to hear their cases.
Judge Seeborg, an Obama appointee in San Francisco, granted a request by a civil liberties group that sued the Trump Administration on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America.
Trump is right — what the Democrats are doing with the border is treasonous.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/trump-fires-off-late-night-tweet-calls-democrats-open-border-policies-treasonous/


HOW DUMB IS THIS??? THESE HACKER-IDJITS WILL GET EXPOSED... 

WIKILEAKS claims 'extortion' over leaked Assange footage... 

THE GIANT TECH MONSTERS HATE YOU... 

Breaking the internet: New regulations imperil global network... 



YES, THE KOUGAR EMAILED THIS CORRUPT-TOID... 

Veritas Logo

Dear Savannah, 

You can’t make this up.
Yesterday I went to the Attorney General’s Office in New Hampshire to give them proof of voter fraud.  An admission from an Atkinson man who voted twice in the same election in two different states.

You can view the video HERE.
How did they respond?
They handed me and my executive producer a grand jury subpoena.  
Did the summons mention anything about voter fraud or double voting?  Of course not. 
We are now ordered to appear before a grand jury in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire for an investigation.

Our journalists found a man who admitted to double voting.  Breaking the law!
Now, the response of the AG’s office isn’t to investigate the double voter, but instead our operations.
I will not budge.  I will not capitulate.  And I will not cave to this political pressure.
I will keep releasing voter fraud videos in New Hampshire and I will not be not be intimidated by the misguided use of the grand jury process to try and prevent our lawful investigative journalism.
I'm not asking for your money, I'm asking for your help.
Please help me put pressure on the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office to investigate this voter fraud case right now.  
Please call their investigator Robert J. Sullivan at:603-271-1182
Or you can email him atRobert.Sullivan@doj.nh.gov
Tell him the following:
Please investigate Robert A. Bell for admitting to voting twice.  Why did you subpoena James O'Keefe, the journalist, instead of subpoenaing the person who voted twice? 
Be Brave!
James O’Keefe

WHILE THIS BIG CAT DESPISES FACEBOOK, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY??? UNDER THIS COMMIE-FASCIST TYRANNY... 






BIG BROTHER WATCHING 

Chinese cops send people to ‘concentration camps’ if they’re found with Facebook on phones during random stop and searches

Western social media is banned in China’s Xinjiang region where police are accused of seizing phones and installing spyware


"...Offenders are said to be sent to "re-education" camps to clamp down on social media use.
Mandatory spyware is downloaded onto citizen’s phones to restrict what citizens can access.
And police check mobiles for evidence of foreign social media apps like Twitter or WhatsApp.
Xinjiang is home to 11 million Uighurs - one of China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities who have their own language and mainly practice Islam.
The Chinese government is accused of routinely targeting citizens of the region with “counter-terror” measures and brutal policing.
Kasim, who claims to be a Xinjiang native, shared what he says are secretly taken pictures inside the secretive region, which the Chinese government restricts access to by outsiders.
He says he used special software to bypass the government's censors and post the images on Twitter.
And he said living in China is “like Nazi Germany” and likened the Chinese Communist Party to ISIS..." 
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8827966/chinese-cops-concentration-camps-facebook-stop-search/


YEP, THESE DAYS AS THE KOUGAR IS FOND OF SAYING... IT'S JUST A PRISON CELL ON WHEELS... IT'S TECH VAMPIRE FEEDING OFF YOU... 

Your car is watching you. Who owns the data?

Computers on wheels raise thorny questions about data privacy

If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to the car manufacturer not just on vehicle performance but personal information, too, such as your weight, the restaurants you visit, your music tastes and places you go.
A car can generate about 25 gigabytes of data every hour and as much as 4,000 gigabytes a day, according to some estimates. The data trove in the hands of car makers could be worth as much as $750 billion by 2030, the consulting firm McKinsey has estimated. But consumer groups, aftermarket repair shops and privacy advocates say the data belongs to the car’s owners and the information should be subject to data privacy laws.
Yet Congress has yet to pass comprehensive federal data privacy legislation. And although Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has said he would like to see federal privacy legislation passed by the end of the year, it is unclear if that goal can be met.
Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
MORE AT: https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/cars-data-privacy

CAN YOU SAY GUILTY? GUILTY OF TREASON...? 

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants


THE PROBLEM IS: ASSANGE IS IN NO WAY SAFE IN BRITAIN... HE'LL LIKELY GET THE TOMMY ROBINSON TREATMENT IF NOT RESCUED IN SOME WAY... 

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited


ANOTHER RICH COMMIE SOCIALIST... GEE, WHAT A NOT SURPRISE... HUH? 

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire


YEP,
          DOL Issues Wage Opinion Letters On Leave, Volunteering And Residential Janitors      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued three opinion letters on March 14 addressing questions regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wages for residential janitors and employees' participation in an optional volunteer program.
          Settlements Reached In 3 No-Poach Lawsuits Against Franchises      Comment   Translate Page      
SPOKANE, Wash. - U.S. Judge Stanley A. Bastian of the Eastern District of Washington signed orders on March 18 closing three separate class complaints by former employees accusing various franchisors and franchisees of violating Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Washington's Unfair Business Practices Act by entering into no-poach agreements (Joseph Stigar, et al. v. Dough Dough, Inc., et al., No. 18-244, Myrriah Richmond, et al. v. Bergey Pullman Inc., et al., No. 18-246, Ashlie Harris, et al. v. CJ Star, LLC, et al., No. 18-247, E.D. Wash.).
          Oral Arguments On Punitive Damages For Deckhand Heard In U.S. Supreme Court      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Common-law recoveries for Jones Act seamen for injury and death have been limited by the U.S. Supreme Court in prior cases, the attorney representing a vessel owner and operator argued on March 25 before the Supreme Court justices, seeking reversal of a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that allowed a deckhand to pursue punitive damages in an unseaworthiness action (The Dutra Group v. Christopher Batterton, No. 18-266, U.S. Sup.).
          Employment-Related Petitions Denied By U.S. Supreme Court      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 25 denied petitions for a writ of certiorari filed in three employment-related cases, one concerning discriminatory conduct by managers, one regarding evidence used in a termination and one filed in a racial bias case.
          U.S. Supreme Court Requests Responses To Petition Over Union Fees      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 9 requested a response within one month to a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by non-union personal home health care assistants asking if they need "to prove contemporaneous subjective opposition" to a union that collected fair-share fees from them to establish injury and damages under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Theresa Riffey, et al. v. Governor J.B. Pritzker, et al., No. 18-1120, U.S. Sup.).
          D.C. Circuit Finds NLRB's Extension Of Rule Conflicts With High Court Ruling      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Labor Relations Board erred in ruling that the "majority status rule" established in Pacific Lutheran University extends to faculty subgroups as that decision conflicts with N.L.R.B. v. Yeshiva University, a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled March 12 (University of Southern California v. National Labor Relations Board, No. 17-1149, D.C. Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 7203).
          NLRB Says Review Not Warranted For Indian Casino's Labor Law Dispute      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With a lack of conflicting rulings and with the U.S. Supreme Court's prior rejection of similar cases, there is no need for the high court to take on the question of whether the National Labor Relations Board has jurisdiction over Native American casinos and their tribal operators, the NLRB argues in an April 10 response brief (Casino Pauma v. National Labor Relations Board, No. 18-873, U.S. Sup.).
          Petitions In 3 Employment-Related Suits Denied By High Court      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 1 denied petitions for writ of certiorari filed in three employment-related cases - one pertaining to union solicitation, one involving continuous service of federal employees and one concerning retaliation (Capital Medical Center v. National Labor Relations Board, et al., No. 18-608, Derek T. Williams v. Merit Systems Protection Board, et al., No. 18-694, Robert Steven Mawhinney v. American Airlines, Inc., No. 18-1032, U.S. Sup.).
          Employee To High Court: Title VII Exhaustion Requirement Is Nonjurisdictional      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's exhaustion requirement is nonjurisdictional, a former employee of a Texas county tells the U.S. Supreme Court in her March 27 respondent brief, citing Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick (Fort Bend County v. Lois M. Davis, No. 18-525, U.S. Sup.).
          U.S. Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Filing Of State Law Claim To Avoid Arbitration      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 1 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Alaska Airlines Inc. seeking to appeal a split en banc Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision finding that a flight attendant's state law claim regarding vacation time was sufficient to avoid the Railway Labor Act's (RLA) arbitration requirement (Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Judy Schurke, et al., No. 18-579, U.S. Sup.).
          ‘If I had recognized most cancers was linked to implants, I might by no means have gotten them’ – Washington Submit      Comment   Translate Page      

In 2016, Jennifer Cook, a California schoolteacher who had breast implants in 2010, noticed a change in one of her breasts. So when a school play she attended with her class had a line in it about breast cancer and implants, she got nervous. After a quick online search turned up some scary stories, she…

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          U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Proposed Revisions To Joint-Employer Regulation      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 1 announced a proposed rule clarifying joint-employment arrangements in a move that the secretary of Labor says will "reduce uncertainty over joint employer status and clarify for workers who is responsible for their employment protections."
          Retired Police Officer Urges High Court To Deny Cert In Union Association Appeal      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should deny a petition for writ of certiorari by a New Jersey township and township official in an appeal over the constitutional protection for union speech and association because there is no conflict in the circuits, a retired police officer argues in his March 6 brief (Millburn, et al. v. Michael J. Palardy, Jr., No. 18-830, U.S. Sup.).
          U.S. High Court Declines Review Of California Law On Elected Official's Speech      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the city of San Diego seeking a ruling on whether the "meet-and-confer" provision of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) can preempt an elected public official's right to express his or her views on a matter of public concern (San Diego v. Public Employment Relations Board, No. 18-910, U.S. Sup., 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1760).
          Monitoring a delicate subject: Menstrual well being in ladies – Washington Put up      Comment   Translate Page      

Employees of an Indian charity prepare sanitary pads for low-income and poor women at their office in Mumbai. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images) Menstruation may be commonplace, but it presents ­extraordinary challenges to ­people living in lower-income countries. According to UNICEF, at least 500 million women and girls worldwide lack adequate facilities for managing menstruation. And comfortable, effective…

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          Ecological Society of America: Program Assistant/Program Specialist      Comment   Translate Page      
$18-$22 per hour, based on experience/qualifications: Ecological Society of America: Program Assistant/Program Specialist, Ecological Society of America Washington D.C.
          Verizon Retail Store Manager in Training - Sheridan - Cellular Plus - Verizon Authorized Retailer - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          4/14/2019: WORLD: Students back slave reparations      Comment   Translate Page      
Students at Washington, DC’s Georgetown University have voted to create a fund to help descendants of slaves who were sold in the 19th century to pay the university’s debts. Two-thirds of undergraduate students who voted in the referendum supported...
          El FMI cierra su reunión sin consenso sobre el reconocimiento a Guaidó      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington, 13 abr (EFE).- El comité ejecutivo del FMI cerró este sábado su reunión de primavera sin llegar a un consenso sobre la posibilidad de reconocer a Juan Guaidó como presidente de Venezuela y proceder así a un programa de rescate, aunque con un compromiso de "actuar rápidamente" contra la ralentización global. [...]
          Candace Owens’ presence turned a serious inquiry into a farce      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON — The new Democratic House majority held a hearing Tuesday on the rise of white nationalism, following the mosques massacre in New Zealand, the Pittsburgh synagogue killings and the deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville. Republicans invited Candace Owens to testify. That would be the Candace Owens whom the alleged perpetrator of the New Zealand […]

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          Calviño: España es una de las grandes economías que resiste el frenazo global      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington, 13 abr (EFE).- España es una de las "grandes economías que resiste pese al difícil entorno y ralentización global, destacó hoy la ministra española de Economía, Nadia Calviño, que participa en la asamblea de primavera del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI). [...]
          Top Quality AKC German Shepherd Male Puppy For Sale (Oodle) $2,500      Comment   Translate Page      
8 Week Old German Shepherd Puppy for sale in the Pacific Northwest. He comes from a long line of incredible champion German bloodlines in both the working and show ring. Located in Deer Park, Washington Born: 2/18/2019 and ready to go to his new home on April 12, 2019. He is "not" a long hair puppy. Dam: "Lady vom Tiltonhaus” daughter of VA1(NL), V4(BSZS-World Championship) Xentos von der Wilhelmswarte IPO3, Kkl. Sire: “V4 (SHZ-PL) Toshy vom Bad Waldle TP, BH, IPO-1” son of VA1 (USCA), VA2 (BSZS-2x Vice World Champion) Nino von Tronje SCHH3 Kkl. Link to the pedigree mating outcome of Lady and Toshy: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/breeding.planned?litter=5512 As you can see both Lady’s and Toshy’s pedigrees are packed with World Champions! Puppy is well socialized and will make excellent prospects for show, protection, IPO, therapy, service dog, search and research, companion, family member and more.

          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15      Comment   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019

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The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Eaton, Kendrick homer in 8th, Nats rally past Pirates 3-2      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday. After Richard Rodriguez (0-1) retired the first two batters in the eighth, Eaton tied it with his first home run of the season. Kendrick then connected for […]
          Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. The tone was set for a wacky afternoon when a rat fell out […]
          Archer Pitches Seven Innings, Pirates Fall To Nationals 3-2      Comment   Translate Page      
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2.
          "Kendi göbeğimizi kendimiz kesmek durumundayız"      Comment   Translate Page      
Cumhurbaşkanlığı İletişim Başkanı Fahrettin Altun, "Washington’un, milli güvenliğine yatırım yapmak isteyen bir NATO müttefikini neden durdurmaya çalışmak istediğini anlamakta güçlük çekiyoruz" dedi.
          Burglary In Progress      Comment   Translate Page      

Sheriff's deputies in Washington County responded to a 911 call from a couple on Tuesday that said someone was in their bathroom and they could see shadows moving under the door.

Authorities released audio of the 911 call and body camera footage from the officers on Wednesday.

'I think there's an intruder in the bathroom. The bathroom door is locked. We see a shadow moving around,' the 911 caller told the dispatcher.

'There are two people inside plus the intruder.'

Multiple officers arrived at the scene just minutes later and surrounded the home.

The body cam footage shows officers cautiously entering the home with their guns drawn before calling for K-9 backup when they reported hearing noises coming from the ensuite bathroom.

'Last chance. This is the police with a K-9. Come out now or you're going to get bit,' an officer could be heard yelling.

The officers could be seen slowly inching towards the bedroom with their guns drawn and the K-9 leading the way.

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          Trade agreement ahead? Treasury's Mnuchin says China talks near 'final round'      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Don't rush to assume the worst in Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments - Washington Examiner      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Don't rush to assume the worst in Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments  Washington Examiner
  2. Trump Assails Ilhan Omar With Video of 9/11 Attacks  The New York Times
  3. Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet  Vox.com
  4. Dan Gainor: Ilhan Omar and WikiLeaks draw praise and criticism in media  Fox News
  5. Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments spark more false outrage — and expose anti-Muslim bias  NBC News
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          Man accused of throwing child from mall balcony had been banned - WSYM-TV      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Man accused of throwing child from mall balcony had been banned  WSYM-TV
  2. 5-year-old allegedly thrown off balcony at Mall of America being treated: Police  ABC News
  3. A mother took her child to Mall of America — then a stranger threw him from a balcony  The Washington Post
  4. Mall of America suspect faces attempted homicide charge in boy’s near-fatal fall  Fox News
  5. Chief: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated  Yahoo News
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          V baráži o volejbalovou extraligu se odehrál jeden míč, hráči poté opustili palubovku      Comment   Translate Page      
Pouze jeden jediný míč se odehrál ve třetím barážovém utkání o postup do volejbalové extraligy mužů mezi SGDL Brno a Benátkami nad Jizerou. Po něm hostující hráči opustili palubovku, čímž reagovali na předběžné opatření soudu, které zakázalo Brnu nastoupit. Nedohraný zápas nebyl vyhodnocen, stav série tedy prozatím zůstal 2:0 pro Brno.
          Plzeň si vynutila sedmý zápas, Liberec vyřadil Kometu a postoupil do finále      Comment   Translate Page      
Hokejisté Plzně porazili v šestém utkání semifinále play off extraligy Třinec 3:1 a vynutili si rozhodující sedmý zápas, který v pondělí rozhodne o postupujícím do finále. Góly vítězů dali Jakub Pour, Miroslav Indrák a Milan Gulaš, za hosty snížil ve třetí třetině Jiří Polanský. Plzeň porazila Oceláře doma poprvé v sezoně. Kometa Brno třetí titul v řadě nezíská. V šestém semifinále podlehla doma vítězi základní části Liberci 1:3 a sérii prohráli 2:4 na zápasy. Liberec se představí ve finále potřetí za poslední čtyři roky a bude se snažit navázat na historický titul z roku 2016. Narazí na vítěze pondělního souboje mezi Třincem a Plzní.
          Atletika je pro mě droga. Obrovsky mě motivuje olympiáda v Tokiu, netají se Špotáková      Comment   Translate Page      
Obrovská motivace v podobě pátého startu na olympijských hrách žene do dalšího tréninku dvojnásobnou zlatou medailistku zpod pěti kruhů oštěpařku Barboru Špotákovou. Brzy osmatřicetiletá matka dvou synů je v těchto dnech v plné přípravě na sezonu, jejímž vrcholem bude na přelomu září a října světový šampionát v Dauhá. Na setkání s novináři během sponzorské akce v Brně ale prozradila, že její letošní cíle jsou skromnější.
          Orpik Scores In OT, Capitals Take 2-0 Lead Over Hurricanes      Comment   Translate Page      
Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
          Washington Heights dry cleaner allegedly a front for illegal gambling      Comment   Translate Page      
The city is set to take the starch out of a Washington Heights dry cleaner that is allegedly a front for illegal gambling. An April 1 lawsuit, which asks a judge to padlock the Melanie Fashion Cleaners on Broadway for one year, says three undercover officers who have visited the establishment talked to a counter...
          SUPVY TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR (LEGAL) - U.S. Federal Government - Washington, DC      Comment   Translate Page      
Duties Summary As a Supervisory Technical Writer-Editor (Legal), you will serve as the chief of the Presidential and Legislative Publications Unit of the... $117,191 - $152,352 a year
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          Donald Trump menace d'envoyer les clandestins dans les «villes sanctuaires»      Comment   Translate Page      
Le président américain Donald Trump a réitéré ce vendredi 12 avril sa proposition d’envoyer les
migrants dans les « villes sanctuaires », ces villes qui ont décidé de ne pas chasser les clandestins.
Avec notre correspondante à Washington, Anne Corpet
Sans budget pour construire son mur, sans majorité pour adopter une loi plus restrictive sur l’immigration et face à un pic inédit du nombre de clandestins aux États-Unis, Donald Trump a une solution : fermer la frontière et envoyer les clandestins dans les villes sanctuaires, toutes dirigées par des démocrates.
« On réfléchit sérieusement à envoyer les gens après les vingt jours de détention légaux vers les villes sanctuaires. Ils veulent plus de monde dans leurs villes sanctuaires, on va leur en envoyer, on peut leur en fournir en nombre illimité. Et on verra bien s’ils sont contents. Ils disent qu’ils ont les bras ouverts, voyons voir s’ils ont les bras ouverts », a ironisé le président américain lors d'une cérémonie à la Maison Blanche.
Parmi les destinations envisagées par le président, la Californie de Nancy Pelosi, cheffe de la majorité démocrate à la Chambre des représentants. « C'est juste encore une notion indigne de la présidence des États-Unis et irrespectueuse des défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés en tant que pays, en tant que peuple, pour faire face à qui nous sommes : une nation d'immigrants », a-t-elle réagi.
Plusieurs responsables du département de la Sécurité intérieure ont fait savoir qu’il n’existait pas en réalité de plan pour envoyer les migrants dans les villes sanctuaires. Mais il faudra peut-être tenter de l’élaborer. En plus de sa déclaration, Donald Trump a rédigé trois tweets sur le sujet.
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          Eaton, Kendrick homer in 8th, Nats rally past Pirates 3-2      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday. After Richard Rodriguez (0-1) retired the first two batters in the eighth, Eaton tied it with his first home run of the season. Kendrick then connected for […]
          Not Only Was Ted Bundy Married, but the Way He Proposed Was Extremely Unorthodox      Comment   Translate Page      

(Original Caption) Accused murderer Theodore Bundy (C) confers with his defense attorneys on the opening day of his trial 6/25. The trial will be televised nationwide as Bundy participates in his own defense, drawing on his experience as a law student. Bundy is accused of killing two FSU coeds.

Image Source: Getty / Bettmann

Of all the true crime stories that have captured the public's attention recently, few are as twisted and infamous as Ted Bundy. The serial killer of the 1970s has been the subject of several new pieces of media, with a feature film starring Zac Efron on the horizon later this year. Bundy was known for using his charm to gain the trust of the young women he later brutally assaulted and murdered, but there was one woman he was close to but never attacked: Carole Ann Boone, the woman who actually married him.

Unlike many of the women Bundy charmed, only to turn on them and attack them, Boone (played by Kaya Scodelario in the upcoming Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) seemed to be a true ally to Bundy. The couple apparently met during the time Bundy was in Olympia, WA, in the earlier days of his crime spree. She worked for the state's Department of Emergency Services, where Bundy also worked in 1974. At the time, the pair dated, but their relationship fizzled out and he moved on, dating Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins) and eventually moving to Utah later in 1974, leaving behind his Washington acquaintances.

Boone reappeared in Bundy's life in 1979, while he was on trial in Florida for the kidnapping and murder of Kimberly Leach. Bundy was his own legal representation, and he called Boone to the stand as his sole witness - not of anything pertaining to the crime itself, but as a character witness. She reportedly believed Bundy was innocent or was being set up for the Leach crime and the Chi Omega sorority murders and spoke to his innocence multiple times. She's seen, for instance, in archival footage in Netflix's Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, insisting on his innocence.

"Let me put it this way, I don't think that Ted belongs in jail," she claims in the footage. "I don't think they had reason to charge Ted Bundy with murder."

She can be seen in archival footage describing Bundy as "kind, warm, and patient," among other positive descriptions. It was at this time that Bundy made another odd, theatrical move: he proposed to Boone then and there in the courtroom, then declared to the room that they were legally married. You can see the actual footage in this clip:

According to Ann Rule's book about the Bundy saga, The Stranger Beside Me, Bundy and Boone's "marriage" took advantage of a loophole in Florida law that stated "a public declaration, properly phrased, in an open courtroom in the presence of court officers would make the [marriage] ceremony legal." The motivations behind the proposal and technical marriage were unclear, and it probably was just one more inexplicable, bizarre action of Bundy's. Bundy was, again, convicted and returned to death row to await his execution.

Now recognized as legally married, Boone visited Bundy during his time in prison. At the time, conjugal visits were not allowed, but somehow, Boone and Bundy were able to consummate their marriage, and Boone became pregnant in early 1981. When she gave birth in October of that year, she named her daughter Rose and named Bundy as the father.

In 1986, however, Boone was apparently done with her connection to Bundy. She divorced him and moved out of state, taking her children (including their daughter, Rose) with her and disappearing from the public eye; Bundy was executed in 1989. Although she's mentioned in many of the stories and documentaries about Bundy, no one has heard of her whereabouts in decades. Both Netflix's Conversations With a Killer and the upcoming feature film feature Boone as part of Bundy's story.


          VIDEO - 71-year-old goes on 17-day hunger strike to save starving orcas      Comment   Translate Page      
Johnson said it’s worth it. She’s raising awareness about the dwindling orca population with her friend, Phil Myers, who’s dressed in an orca costume. The two have been protesting at the Washington State Capitol since April 1.
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          Re: Rick Springfield at Graceland      Comment   Translate Page      
I absolutely LOVE Rick Springfield and truly enjoyed his performance at GRACELAND, Cannot wait to see him come back to Memphis again!
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          Cuba rechaza sanciones de EEUU a envíos de petróleo desde Venezuela      Comment   Translate Page      

Cuba calificó este sábado como una “piratería económica” a las recientes sanciones que Estados Unidos impuso a empresas y barcos de su aliado Venezuela, algunos de los cuales transportaban petróleo a la isla. “Rechazo las nuevas acciones de piratería económica adoptadas por Washington vs. Cuba y Venezuela. Son parte de la escalada de agresiones de […]

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          Residential Sales Representative - ADT Security Services - Bothell, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
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          ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR - University of Washington - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy,...
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          In Japan, Catholic Church plans to investigate sex abuse      Comment   Translate Page      

Tokyo, Japan, Apr 13, 2019 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Catholic bishops in Japan have said they will investigate reports of clergy sex abuse of minors dating back at least as far as 20 years, and they believe many victims might still be reluctant to come forward.

Committees have been established in all 16 dioceses to receive claims and consultations about abuse, the Japanese bishops' conference said April 8, announcing the decision of the conference standing committee. The specifics of an inquiry are not yet decided, but it will revisit previous reports for an “in-depth investigation,” the Japan Times reports.

The bishops are considering seeking help from external bodies.

In 2002 an internal survey made inquiries with the leading priest in each diocese. This resulted in two reported cases of sex abuse.

A 2012 survey aimed to be a reference point in a manual for internal use. It did not aim to investigate facts or to resolve sex abuse. Five sex abuse cases were reported then.

These surveys’ results will now be investigated to examine whether accused abusers faced punishment and how bishops responded to the victims, the Washington Post reports.

A 2004 survey on sexual harassment found 17 cases of “coercive physical contacts,” mostly by priests. The victims included minors. That survey had 110 respondents.

“Many of the alleged cases such as coercive physical contacts were forced by priests,” said the bishops’ conference. “We believe there are still a significant number of people who cannot speak up even today, 15 years since the survey.”

A 62-year-old man came forward alleging sexual abuse by a priest when he was at a Catholic boys’ school in Tokyo. Other Catholic schools have faced sex abuse allegations as well.

The Japanese Times in 2014 reported on alleged abuse of minors at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo beginning in 1965. At least one case was later investigated by police.

There are about 440,000 Catholics in Japan, making up 0.3% of the population.

Pope Francis is set to visit Japan in November. In February he held an unprecedented meeting with the world’s Catholic bishops on sex abuse of minors in the Church.

“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes. The Church will never seek to hush up or not take seriously any case,” the Pope said in his December 21, 2018 annual Christmas speech to the Roman Curia.

The Pope’s own handling of sexual abuse cases came into focus especially in Chile, where he initially defended bishops accused of sex abuse coverup. He later asked for all the country’s bishops to offer their resignations.

In the United States, clergy sex abuse of minors in the Church peaked in the early 1970s, according to reports from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Though the scandal led to some news reports and internal church investigations in later decades, it did not become a nationwide focus until news reports in 2002 exposed scandal and coverup in Boston and across the country.

The sex abuse scandal again was inflamed in 2018 with the announcements of credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor against the deeply influential then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, followed by accusations that he sexually abused young adult seminarians.


          Catholic apple farmer sues over market ban      Comment   Translate Page      

Lansing, Mich., Apr 12, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- A farmer is suing the city of East Lansing, Michigan, after he was prohibited from selling organic apples at the city’s farmer’s market in what he claims is discrimination against his religious beliefs.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, will hear a summary judgment hearing for the case Country Mill Farms v. City of East Lansing on Friday, April 12.

Steve Tennes, the owner of Country Mill Farms in Charlotte, Michigan, had sold apples at the East Lansing’s farmer’s market without incident from 2010 until midway through the 2016 season. In August of that year, someone posted on the farm’s Facebook page, inquiring if they would host a same-sex wedding. Tennes, a Catholic, said that he would not, due to his religious beliefs.

In response to this Facebook posting, Tennes was initially blocked from attending future farmer’s markets due to concerns about protests. Afterwards, the East Lansing city manager introduced a new civil rights ordinance that would bar any vendor who engaged in any discriminatory practices from selling at the farmer’s market.

The Facebook description on the Country Mill Farm’s page says “Our family farm seeks to glorify God by facilitating ‘family fun on the farm’ and feeding families.” In addition to apples, the farm also grows peaches, blueberries, and pumpkins, and has a winery.

Country Mill Farms was rejected from the 2017 farmer’s market due to this ordinance, the East Lansing mayor explained at the time, saying that the city rules applied to Tennes, even though the farm is located 22 miles away from East Lansing.

Later in 2017, a judge granted a temporary order that allowed Tennes and Country Mill Farms to return to the farmer’s market for the rest of the 2017 season. In the order, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, wrote “On the evidence before this Court, the City amended its Vendor Guidelines and then used the changes to deny Country Mill’s vendor application.”

This court found that there was a “substantial likelihood” that Country Mill could claim to have been discriminated against due to their religious beliefs and past speech. Following the court order, East Lansing also granted Tennes a vendor license for 2018. The 2019 farmer’s market begins in June.

Country Mill Farms briefly stopped hosting weddings in response to the backlash, but has since resumed.

Tennes is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a law firm that describes itself as “an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.”


          Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight - BBC News      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight  BBC News
  2. The world's largest plane just flew for the first time  CNN
  3. Stratolaunch, world's largest-ever airplane, takes first flight  USA TODAY
  4. Stratolaunch, plane dreamed up by Paul Allen, just became the world’s largest airplane ever to fly  The Washington Post
  5. Stratolaunch’s gigantic twin-bodied plane takes its first flight  Los Angeles Times
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One way in which I could critique the editors of the Washington Post’s most recent editorial in favor of unlimited immigration of unskilled workers from Mexico and Central America would be to point out the logical fallacies it contains, all aligned in the same direction. Tertium non datur, non sequitur, and appeal to unnamed authority […]
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          Short on electricity, food and water, Venezuelans return to religion      Comment   Translate Page      


Arelis R. Hernández and Mariana Zuñiga, The Washington Post

Published 10:01 am CDT, Saturday, April 13, 2019





El Guayanés prays to José Gregorio Hernández. The Venezuelan physician, who died in 1919, is a folk hero across Latin America. 
Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrea Hernandez




Mary Mendoza holds the New Testament as she waits for a service at an evangelical Christian church in the Caracas slum of Petare. 
Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrea Hernandez 


 
CARACAS, Venezuela - The lights in Petare had gone dark. Again.
The people of Venezuela's largest slum were used to the blackouts that halt the flow of water, exhaust their supplies of expensive candles and fray their already thin patience.
But this would not be like any other lightless night in the hillside barrio. Amid the darkened alleyways, a strange, joyful sound emerged between the zinc-roofed homes. Tambourines jingled, maracas rattled, drums throbbed. Voices called all who could hear to salvation.

"Cristo sana y salva . . ." 10 members of the Restoring Hearts church sang against the darkness. "Christ heals and saves. . . ."

Buffeted by political and humanitarian crises, one of Latin America's least religious countries is turning to faith. As the political stalemate between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó grinds into another month, and shortages of electricity, food and water reduce life to a daily struggle to survive, leaders across religious traditions are reporting a flood of worshippers, lapsed and new, searching for comfort and answers.

"All my masses are full, which has never happened before," said the Rev. Jesús Godoy, a Catholic priest at the Good Shepherd parish in the Chacao district of Caracas. He says he's seeing more than 2,000 people each weekend.

"They beg for help," Godoy said. "They want God to give them the tools to live in crisis."

In this deeply polarized country, analysts are watching for signs that this growing faithful could emerge as a political force.



Already there are indications: Clergy members hold forth on the country's woes in homilies and sermons. Churches, synagogues and mosques increase their services to the poor. Priests and nuns attend rallies for Guaidó in their clerical dress.

"To be a spiritual actor in Venezuela today is to express solidarity with people that are suffering and feeling powerless," said Geoff Ramsey, assistant director for Venezuela for the Washington Office on Latin America. "That in of itself is a political act."

But an organized, faith-based movement in response to the political impasse between Maduro and Guaidó has yet to emerge. Analysts say they see no evidence Maduro is more concerned about religious leaders or groups than he is by the general opposition to his rule.


Venezuela's socialist government has a complicated history with faith.

Hugo Chávez, who launched the revolution two decades ago, saw potential in using Christianity as a tool of the state, and invoked its imagery as part of his public appeal.

Early on, some religious leaders were open to his promise to improve the lives of the poor. Now, many are critical.

The Pentecostal televangelist Javier Bertucci, who leads a 16,000-member megachurch in the city of Valencia, ran for president last year as an alternative to both Maduro and the opposition - and managed nearly 1 million votes.

Venezuela's Catholic Church, the largest and most powerful faith group here, has been vocal in opposing Maduro.

Godoy helps connect people on the streets with jobs, housing, food, social workers and psychologists. He sees his ministry as an essentially political project.

"We comfort them, but we also must denounce evil when we see it," he said. "We cannot be an accomplice to injustice."

Pentecostal pastor Carlos Vielma has watched attendance in his Caracas congregation explode in the past 18 months to nearly 3,000 at three services each week. He preaches regularly about discernment to combat disinformation and propaganda.

"It's impossible not to talk about the situation from the pulpit," Vielma said. "We are all living the same thing. We can't avoid it, but we are encouraging, empowering and comforting them in the process."

Maduro has taken note. In an unusual service broadcast on state television in January, he called himself a "true Christian leader," and asked Venezuelans to pray for him.

Jaime Palacios, a professor of philosophy at Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, says churches, synagogues and mosques are plugged into the social and economic challenges of the communities they serve, and can be organizing bodies for political action.

In this South American country of 30 million, signs of collapse are everywhere. Children and adults pick food out of rotting garbage heaps. Hospitals ask patients to buy and bring their own IV bags and gloves to surgery. Teenagers have been shot to death in their homes by masked men.

The country is divided and deadlocked. Maduro claimed victory in elections last year widely viewed as fraudulent. Guaidó declared himself interim president in January.

Leidy Villegas says her Christian faith helps her confront reality. She can barely afford food for her family, and can't find clean water every day. But the idea that there is something bigger and more powerful than her country's crisis drove her to sing with her church in Petare.

"We found happiness for a few hours and went home joyful," the 34-year-old mother of four said. "We even forgot about the blackout for a while.

"We know worse days are coming our way, but just like we did that day, we always find refuge in God's glory," she said.

As measured by commitments such as attending weekly services and prayer, Venezuela is one of the least religious countries in Latin America, according to polling data from the Pew Research Center. Few Venezuelans would say they were atheist or agnostic; instead, they express belief in spiritual rather than religious terms.

No one keeps national attendance numbers. But leaders across Venezuela's faith traditions - Catholic, evangelical Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Buddhists - say they've seen crowds at services jump in recent months. Several estimated a spike of at least 30 percent. They say newcomers have taken the place of the millions who have left the country.

"It's something new to me, to see so many people coming down from their homes on Sundays," said the Rev. Manuel Zapata, a Jesuit priest. "People have a huge spiritual need this year."

David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, said the return to religion makes sense.

"Not having water, not knowing if you have anything to eat - these are existential challenges," he said. "That's precisely when religion starts to seem interesting."

The Rev. Alfredo Infante, a Jesuit priest in Caracas, is glad people are rediscovering their faith. But he worries for the country.

"It concerns me that during the prayers of the faithful, the things children are asking of God are changing," Infante said. "Instead of praying for toys or to win their soccer match, childish things, they are scared of not eating and having to emigrate.

"It's awful. We are in danger of children losing their childhoods."

Brother Guayanés has seen a dramatic increase in visits to Petare's Callejón de los Brujos.

Here in Sorcerors' Alley, Guayanés, whose birth name is Carlos Márquez, and six other spirit healers charge cash for a date with the divine.

Guayanés says he sees 300 to 400 people a week seeking healing from his idiosyncratic mix of Santería, Catholic, indigenous and New Age ritual.

A young couple brought their 3-year-old daughter to the silk-robed healer. She has asthma, and her parents can't afford her medicine.

The family has always believed in his power to heal, said Giovanni García, the girl's father. But now the ritual is indispensable to their precarious lives.

The family sat before an altar of saints, melted wax and the bust of an indigenous cacique, an indigenous tribal chief.

"In the name of the Father, of the Son . . ." Guayanés began, bathing them in smoke from his cigar.

The sobs of a sick baby echoed in the shabby reception area, where at least five others were waiting for the healer.

"Everyone comes here with a different problem," Guayanés said. "But lately, people are suffering from nerves, anxiety and depression. There's an imbalance in the spirit."

Guayanés took a swig of local liquor in front of a statue of Simon Bolívar and Changó, a deity of the Yoruba religion.

"We are a boat adrift. There is no captain," he said. "Here, we peddle hope."

In the Andean city of Mérida, the Buddhist Center offers a different approach.

"We will never get away from suffering completely," said center director Vajranatha, who goes by one name. "So instead of trying to escape from it, we turn toward it and accept that suffering."

Attendance there is growing, too. Through meditation and study, center leader Carlos Luis says, Buddhists old and new are learning to transcend and liberate themselves from Venezuela's misery.

At Restoring Hearts church in Petare, the Rev. Felix Uribe shepherds a small pantry of items donated by congregants: Threadbare clothes, a wheelchair, crutches, a few bottles of medicine.

The evangelical minister supplements this modest store with Bible verses about God's promises to bring a lasting resolution to their country's earthly anguish.

"These are the final days," he said. "The Bible is full of stories of suffering and loss, but there is a promise. And that is eternal life. This will all pass away."

Villegas holds on to one particular promise: God will provide.

Eight months ago she was pregnant with her fourth child, but complications required a risky early delivery. With shortages in medical supplies at hospitals, her doctors told her to buy pricey, hard-to-find drugs she could not afford.

She burst into tears. Her faith waned.

Then she started to pray. Within minutes, someone donated what she needed to deliver her son, Diogber.

She thumbed the yellowed pages of her worn Bible and pointed to Psalm 91.

"Here God promises me that he will be with me in times of anguish," she said.

Villegas and others here say they don't waste time blaming any political figure for Venezuela's turmoil.

Gladys Torres, 73, had never been to a spiritualist. The lifelong Catholic said she invokes God now more than ever before. But it had been six months since the diabetic has taken insulin or the hypertension pills she needs to keep her blood pressure under control.

She's losing weight. She's been feeling weak and hopeless. Her neighbor suggested she visit Guayanés.

Torres says she prays regularly.

"¿Dios mío, hasta cuándo, hasta cuándo?" she said. "Oh Lord, until when?" 





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WASHINGTON. Adam Eaton y Howie Kendrick conectaron jonrones a pitcheos consecutivos en el octavo inning, y los Nacionales de Washington derrotaron el sábado 3-2 a los Piratas de Pittsburgh.

Luego que el dominicano Richard Rodríguez (0-1) retiró a los primeros dos bateadores del octavo, Eaton lo empató con su primer jonrón de la campaña. Acto seguido, Kendrick conectó su segundo cuadrangular.

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Bộ trưởng, Chủ nhiệm Văn phòng Chính phủ Mai Tiến Dũng khẳng định trong bối cảnh cuộc cách mạng công nghiệp lần thứ 4, Chính phủ Việt Nam xác định xây dựng Chính phủ điện tử, hướng tới Chính phủ số, xã hội số và nền kinh tế số là một trong những ưu tiên hàng đầu trong giai đoạn 2016-2020 để tạo ra những nền móng vững chắc cho việc chuyển đổi số toàn diện trong giai đoạn 2021-2030.

Theo phóng viên TTXVN tại Washington, ngày 13/4 (giờ địa phương), tại Washington, D.C., Bộ trưởng, Chủ nhiệm Văn phòng Chính phủ Mai Tiến Dũng đã tham dự và phát biểu tại phiên họp mở đầu của chuyên đề ứng dụng kỹ thuật, đổi mới trong quản trị công (GovTech) thuộc Hội nghị mùa Xuân 2019 do Ngân hàng Thế giới (WB) tổ chức về Quản trị số, phát triển Chính phủ số.

Tại phiên mở đầu nhằm mục tiêu phản ánh và trao đổi về những thách thức và cơ hội liên quan đến việc thiết kế và triển khai GovTech với đại diện các Chính phủ, các nhà đổi mới công nghệ, đối tác phát triển và đại diện xã hội, ông Mai Tiến Dũng đã trả lời câu hỏi của đại biểu về việc Việt Nam đã bắt đầu hành trình chuyển đổi số như thế nào và những trăn trở của người tham gia vào quá trình này.

Ông Mai Tiến Dũng cho biết, việc triển khai ứng dụng công nghệ thông tin, xây dựng Chính phủ điện tử ở Việt Nam bắt đầu từ năm 2000 và đạt được một số kết quả nhất định.

Chỉ số phát triển Chính phủ điện tử của Việt Nam theo báo cáo của Liên hợp quốc năm 2018 đứng thứ 88/193 quốc gia, vùng lãnh thổ, đứng thứ 6 trong khu vực Đông Nam Á (ASEAN).

Tuy nhiên, so sánh với mặt bằng chung trong khu vực và trên thế giới, kết quả này là rất khiêm tốn.

Trong bối cảnh cuộc cách mạng công nghiệp lần thứ 4, Chính phủ Việt Nam xác định xây dựng Chính phủ điện tử, hướng tới Chính phủ số, xã hội số và nền kinh tế số là một trong những ưu tiên hàng đầu trong giai đoạn 2016-2020 để tạo ra những nền móng vững chắc cho việc chuyển đổi số toàn diện trong giai đoạn 2021-2030.

Với vai trò là Bộ trưởng, Chủ nhiệm Văn phòng Chính phủ đồng thời là Ủy viên thường trực, Tổng thư ký Ủy ban quốc gia về Chính phủ điện tử, ông Mai Tiến Dũng cho biết luôn trăn trở với 2 cầu hỏi lớn, đó là: Rào cản phát triển Chính phủ điện tử là gì, tại sao Việt Nam triển khai xây dựng Chính phủ điện tử trong thời gian tương đối dài như vậy mà kết quả không tương xứng; thứ hai là làm thế nào để vượt qua các rào cản đó, triển khai nhanh, có hiệu quả chương trình Chính phủ điện tử.

Rào cản trong quá trình xây dựng Chính phủ điện tử tại Việt Nam là về thể chế thiếu các nền tảng pháp lý quan trọng như việc kết nối, chia sẻ dữ liệu giữa các cơ quan nhà nước; định danh, xác thực điện tử; giải quyết thủ tục hành chính trên môi trường điện tử; bảo vệ dữ liệu cá nhân.

Về hạ tầng công nghệ, Khung kiến trúc Chính phủ điện tử Việt Nam chưa phù hợp với tiêu chuẩn, thông lệ quốc tế.

Chưa có các hệ thống nền tảng dùng chung gồm Nền tảng hạ tầng tích hợp, chia sẻ dữ liệu quốc gia, Hệ thống xác thực tập trung, Cổng dịch vụ công quốc gia. Các cơ sở dữ liệu quốc gia quan như cơ sở dữ liệu về dân cư, đất đai chưa hoàn thành.

Trong vấn đề nguồn nhân lực, việc tổ chức thực hiện chưa phát huy vai trò người đứng đầu các bộ, ngành, địa phương trong chỉ đạo thực hiện.

Thói quen sử dụng văn bản giấy tờ của cán bộ, công chức cũng như chưa tiếp cận dịch vụ công trực tuyến của người dân.

Từ những hạn chế đã xác định, ông Mai Tiến Dũng cho biết những cách làm mà Việt Nam đề xuất và triển khai có hiệu quả trong thời gian vừa qua cũng theo đúng chủ đề của Hội nghị GovTech lần này là "Đặt người dân lên trên hết với Chính phủ đơn giản, hiệu quả và minh bạch."

Ông Mai Tiến Dũng chia sẻ bài học lớn nhất là phải triển khai đồng thời cải cách hành chính, đơn giản hóa quy trình nghiệp vụ (BPR) và ứng dụng công nghệ thông tin. Nâng cao hiệu lực, hiệu quả chỉ đạo điều hành, minh bạch thông tin, lấy người dân, doanh nghiệp làm trung tâm phục vụ.

Bên cạnh đó, người đứng đầu Chính phủ, các Bộ, ngành, địa phương phải chỉ đạo quyết liệt, trực tiếp mới tạo yếu tố quyết định thành công.

Ngoài ra cần phải có chiến lược quản lý để thay đổi thói quen làm việc từ giấy tờ truyền thống sang môi trường điện tử. Do vậy cần thiết phải triển khai song song việc đào tạo, tập huấn và tạo áp lực từ trên xuống.

Đối với câu hỏi của đại biểu liên quan đến tốc độ thay đổi của khoa học công nghệ hiện nay, để bảo đảm rằng các chính phủ không bị bỏ lại phía sau, ông Mai Tiến Dũng cho biết để bảo đảm rằng các chính phủ không bị bỏ lại phía sau trong cuộc cách mạng 4.0 đang diễn ra rất mạnh mẽ hiện nay, với kinh nghiệm của Việt Nam, thì có thể đồng hành để cùng phát triển bền vững về quản trị số ở một số khía cạnh.

Cụ thể, các quốc gia phát triển và các tổ chức, định chế lớn như Ngân hàng thế giới cần tiếp tục đóng vai trò dẫn dắt, chia sẻ kinh nghiệm thực tiễn tốt cho các nước đang phát triển.

Chính phủ các nước và khu vực tư nhân cùng hợp tác xây dựng các nền tảng mở, tiêu chuẩn kỹ thuật mở phục vụ quản trị số./.


          Cuba rechaza sanciones de EEUU a envíos de petróleo desde Venezuela      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuba calificó este sábado como una “piratería económica” a las recientes sanciones que Estados Unidos impuso a empresas y barcos de su aliado Venezuela, algunos de los cuales transportaban petróleo a la isla. “Rechazo las nuevas acciones de piratería económica adoptadas por Washington vs. Cuba y Venezuela. Son parte de la escalada de agresiones de … Continua leyendo "Cuba rechaza sanciones de EEUU a envíos de petróleo desde Venezuela"
          Graduate Administrative Summer Intern - Delivery Systems Strategy (Full Time) Renton - (Renton, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
**PREFERRED FIELD(S): HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, MBA PREFERRED SKILL(S): ANALYTICS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, HEALTHCARE WITH YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PLEASE ATTACH YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND MOST RECENT TRANSCRIPT (UNOFFICIAL IS ACCEPTABLE; MIN GPA 3.0) Over the course of a structured internship program, may perform research duties and contribute to a small project or elements of a larger project. Meet quality standards and produce deliverables for management-related projects that are directly relevant to the work of the organization. May be responsible for coordinating activities of a project team, identifying appropriate resources needed and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of a project. Communicate with Senior Management or Functional Area Manager regarding results of assigned tasks. Essential Responsibilities: Participate in and/or specifically manage elements of an assigned smaller project in support of organizational goals. This work may include project planning, developing goals & objectives, research, creating a work plan & decision criteria, project management, team facilitation and financial & market feasibility analysis. Through study and research on internship field, may identify & provide input on process changes and improvements to enhance performance across projects. Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are properly documented. May develop reports & recommendations and communicates plans via written & oral presentations to project sponsors and stakeholder groups. May function as interface/liaison across organizational structures to facilitate coordinated strategies.
          Au Venezuela - L'aide de 10 milliards de dollars de Washington      Comment   Translate Page      
Les Etats-Unis et différents pays, dont la France, s'efforcent de constituer un fonds d'aide de dix milliards de dollars pour relancer le commerce.
          Ophthalmic Assistant-Certified - (Federal Way, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction. Essential Responsibilities: Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's eye health status and needs for eye care. Clinic only~History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions. Phone only~Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Clinical Exam (clinic only) Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation. Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments. Appointing:Clinic~ May check-in or make follow up appointments.Phone~Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols. Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. Clinic~ Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses .
          LICSW Case Manager (.8 Olympia) - (Olympia, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provides a wide range of clinical social work services in a primary care or home health setting, including support and consultation to care team in managing patients. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence. Coordinates with others to establish a plan of care. Provides short term counseling, teaching and brokering with other resources for care giving needs. Essential Responsibilities: Provide appropriate social work interventions to all age patients and their families including but not limited to psychosocial assessment, brief individual or family, advocacy, linkage, referral, group work, case coordination, and long-term care planning and placement. Consultation and coordination with multidisciplinary team of care professionals and primary care site medical/nursery staff, to include family conferences, care conferences, team meetings and etc. Assesses patient and family needs for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately. Collects data relevant to visit with ongoing assessment throughout the duration of care. Evaluate psychosocial asses and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence. Evaluates patients/family needs through timely assessment, communication and observation. Modifies plan of care through assessement based upon patient/care systems response.
          Masters Level Therapist LICSW Required (Location, Bremerton-FTE 1.0) - (Bremerton, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
LICSW Required Provide emergency and routine mental health psychotherapy services to consumers, including assessment and treatment. Provide clinical consultation within and outside the Behavioral Health Services Clinic. May participate in the training and clinical supervision of psychotherapy interns. Essential Responsibilities: Assess clinical needs of consumers calling in crisis, determine appropriate crisis intervention, and provide consultation and referral as necessary. Able to conduct psychosocial assessment, Mental Status Exam, identify chemical dependency and other special / high-risk issues. Utilizing clinical assessment information, formulate a 5 axis DSM IV diagnosis. Assess client needs and issues for focus, determine appropriate level of care, provide consultation / referral, coordinate care between providers and coordination of treatment planning. Work with client to develop realistic, measurable treatment goals with clear outcomes. Document all contacts utilizing clear, concise written communications, adhering to KFHPW and BHS Clinical Documentation Standards. Demonstrated proficiency in brief treatment models, family, couple and group therapy models, as well as treatment models appropriate to specialized populations, as may be required. Selects appropriate interventions to match clinical needs. Maintains appropriate therapeutic. Manage own caseload and work schedule to maintain a balance of professional standards of practice, quality patient care and the needs of the Behavioral Health Services Clinic. Aware of demand for services and manage caseload to meet access requirements. See clients within response times established as department standards and organize workload in accordance with department priorities. Meet departmental productivity standards. Maintain ethical professional and amiable working relationships with KFHPW staff. Demonstrate respect, dependability, flexibility, initiative and followthrough in dealings with clients and colleagues. Work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Effectively utilize all KFHPW on-line clinical and administrative systems.
          Registered Nurse - Inpatient Med/Surg/Tele (0.9 FTE, Day) Capitol Hill - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide coordination of patient flow on the Team with authority to manage daily scheduling according to resources and patient demand. Serve as a clinical resource for members of the Team. Provide case management for designated patients within focused populations. Provide direct patient care including infusion therapy, administration of medications and nursing treatments. Provide independent nursing visits according to approved protocols and in collaboration with medical providers. Provide triage and advice according to approved protocols. Consult with practitioners and administrative leadership. Essential Responsibilities: Provides ongoing coordination of patient flow on the team. Supports staff in balancing patient demand and availability of resources. Serves as a resource for members of the team. Provides independent nursing visits according to approved protocols and in collaboration with medical providers. Provides skilled nursing procedures, including infusion therapy, administration of medications, wound care, phlebotomy, and urinary catheterization. Provides patient education in areas including asthma, diabetes, self-injection, infant and childcare, prenatal education, and other health-related issues. Provides case management for approved case management projects, including asthma and diabetes case management programs. Provides telephone advice and follow-up according to approved protocols.
          Registered Nurse - Urgent Care, 7a-3:30p, 20 Hrs/Wk (Bellevue,WA) - (Bellevue, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          Admin Specialist B-School Based (Rainier Valley, 1.0) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide advanced administrative support, using Microsoft Office software to prepare correspondence, spreadsheets, reports and presentation material. Maintain staff calendars and department files. Review and handle mail; answer telephones. Participate in budgeting process. Handle confidential material. Essential Responsibilities: Proofreads documents for typographical, spelling and content errors. Maintains established databases, generates routine reports from such data. May create spreadsheets/graphs using departmental information. May track/monitor budgets, post data to ledgers. Reconciles invoices and resolves discrepancies. Collects data with direction, formats ad hoc reports and produces variance reports. Operates a variety of office equipment. May place order for supplies and office equipment. Uses a variety of word processing software to type letters, reports, and presentation materials. May compose correspondence on own initiative for supervisor's review and some without review. May include confidential information. May perform desktop publishing. Maintains calendars, arranges appointments, meetings and travel itineraries. Answers telephone inquiries, takes and relays messages and greets visitors. Screens telephone calls/visitors, refers to appropriate staff member. Explains departmental policies and procedures in response to inquiries. May provide information to top level management, Board Members and external customers or stakeholders. Establishes/maintains complex departmental filing system including confidential departmental files and records. Sorts and routes department mail. Reviews/screens manager's mail, researches issues and provides recommendations. Coordinates and organizes departmental projects, some without direction, schedules complex meetings and prepares materials such as agendas, timelines, reports and presentations. Takes and produces minutes for manager's review. May provide training and direction to other non-exempt personnel on a routine ongoing basis.
          Patient Access Representative - (Renton, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
**PREFER CUSTOMER SERVICE TELEPHONE EXPERIENCE OR MENTAL HEALTH (EXPERIENCE WITH MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS) **THIS POSITION IS SHORT DURATION W/ BENEFITS** Perform general patient access and registration duties in EPIC Practice Management, such as, answer telephones, make appointments, process referrals, maintain provider templates and appointment schedules, verify patient demographics and insurance coverage. Perform general patient account management duties, such as, obtain prior authorization for services, process items in the appropriate work queues to complete registration and enter service capture data. Ensure patient accounts and coverage structures meet Kaiser Permanente standards and billing requirements of various payors. Function as liaison to Patient Financial Services and the Health Plan. Communicate with external government payors and employers, as necessary. Work directly with patients on billing related matters and provide fee estimates to patients for Kaiser Permanente services. May perform duties related to cash collection and depositing. Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills. Adhere to HIPAA and patient confidentiality requirements. May act as the patients' first point of contact with Kaiser Permanente Essential Responsibilities: Patient Access and Registration: Answer phones; Perform appointment making processes; Complete accurate patient registration, such as, verification of patient demographics and payor coverage; Perform check-in, check-out, admit and discharge tasks; Build and maintain appointing templates; Perform MyGH set up verification; Communicate with patients via multiple channels; Process internal and external referrals. General Account Management:Confirm and set up payor coverage structures; Obtain prior authorization for services; Process appropriate items in the patient, claim edit and charge review work queues; Act as liaison to Patient Financial Services and the Health Plan; Communicate with external government payors and employers, as necessary; Perform manual service capture and data entry; Act as liaison to Health Information Management Coding Specialist for facility specific coding issues; Apply account review criteria and billing guidelines in preparation for off site billing of professional services; Provide fee estimates for KP services; Assist patients with billing questions. Cash Collection and Depositing: Collect co-pays and cost shares for services; Process refunds; Perform daily cash reconciliation and reporting for retail transactions; Process daily till closeout; Prepare bank documentation, combine and reconcile deposits of cashiers in the facility. Customer Service: Adhere to Kaiser Permanente behavior & appearance standards; Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills; Treat customers with courtesy and respect; Adhere to HIPAA and patient confidentiality requirements; May act as a guide when a patient accesses Kaiser Permanente services
          PACU RN - Surgery Center (40 Hrs/Week, Capitol Hill) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          Staff Nurse - (Everett, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
**PER DIEM FLOAT POOL RN, MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK AT LEAST 4 DAYS PER MONTH. SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING CLINICS: NORTHGATE, NORTHSHORE, LYNNWOOD, EVERETT. HOURS VARY: AM START FROM 7-10AM, PM END FROM 4:30-7PM. MONTHLY SCHEDULES ARE RELEASED 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE. SUPPORTING PRIMARY CARE; EXPERIENCE PREFERRED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IV, INJECTABLE MEDS/IMMUNIZATIONS, WOUND CARE, DIABETES, TRIAGE Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          LPN - Primary Care Clinic (40 Hrs/Week, Everett) $1500 Sign On Bonus! - (Everett, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
**PHONE TRIAGE AND BACK UP FOR INJECTION ROOM 20% OF WORK** Provide direct and indirect nursing care to patients in routine nursing situations, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician. In complex situations in which the patient is unstable or requires urgent or emergent care, the LPN functions under the direct supervision of the RN or licensed physician. The LPN is an integral member of the Health Care team, participating in patient assessment and the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: ASSESSMENT: Assists in the assessment of patient/consumer need for care and communicates with RN/MD providers appropriately and in a timely manner. Determines patient/consumer purpose for admission/visit. Collects data relevant to visit/admission, ongoing care as directed by standards/plan of care. Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and appropriately refers/manages.PLAN OF CARE: Contributes pertinent information to the plan of care and assists in monitoring care. Delivers nursing care as determined by plan or patient needs. Recommends modifications in plan of care as needed. Assist patients/families in self care activities. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing and implementing care to meet the needs of populations served. IMPLEMENTATION: Provides nursing interventions safely and competently and reports relevant findings to RN/MD in timely manner. Follows through and implements plan of care as directed; a) provides appropriate instruction to patient/consumer about routine health maintenance, normal/abnormal lab results, special procedures and follow-up care as directed; b) prepares and administers approved medications at the direction of the RN and upon order from MD, ARNP, or PA; c) performs treatments and assists with procedures as directed; d) competently performs skills/tasks as listed on LPN skills competency inventory. EVALUATION: Assists in evaluating patient/consumer response to care through communication and observation. Recommends modifications in plan of care to RN/MD/ARNP/PA based upon patient/consumer response. AGE SPECIFIC CARE: Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing and implementing care to meet the needs of those populations served. Reports appropriate age-specific assessment findings to the RN. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served.COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION OF CARE: Communicates and cooperates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Reports appropriate age-specific assessment findings to the RN/MD/ARNP/PA. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. ORIENTATION: Orients patients/consumers to the health care team members, the services available, and the means of access to those services. Demonstrates an awareness of the Consumer Bill of rights and Responsibilities. Participates in the orientation of new consumers to KFHPW's policies and procedures.INSTRUCTION: Assists in the identification of educational needs and communicates to RN/MD in timely manner. Instructs patients/consumers according to the educational plan of care or appropriate educational materials. Encourages patient/consumer compliance with therapeutic nursing and medical regimens.PREVENTIVE CARE: Identifies patient/consumer risk factors. Utilizes available health education resources for preventive care. Reinforces the plan of care to improve general health status. Promotes patient/consumer self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. DOCUMENTATION: Records accurate and pertinent data on the medical record according to documentation guidelines.SAFETY/COMFORT: Provides a safe environment for each patient/consumer and adheres to KFHPW/facility/unit specific safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control, safety hazardous waste, universal precautions, and CPR standards.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs. Identifies own learning needs related to those age-specific populations served and participates in appropriate educational programs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Participates with managers and peers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with KFHPW dress code policy. Participates in activities related to QA/QI, work redesign, and cost-saving measures.
          Materials Management Tech - (Tacoma, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
The Materials Management Technician (MMT), under the direction of a Materials Management Specialist, assists in maintaining Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's day-to-day standardized medical and office supply needs and equipment acquisition for one or more designated facilities. This includes ordering, receiving, inventory control, linen, supply and equipment distribution, repairs, instrument reprocessing and/or infection control. The MMT works with other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington departments in support of the Materials Management functions. Essential Responsibilities: Assists in controlling medical supplies, office supplies, printed materials, linen and small equipment within a Medical Center, Campus or Administrative building. Assists with identification of what should be in stock, organization of the storage space, and the maintenance of appropriate levels of stock in the patient care, ancillary and administrative areas. Processes supply and equipment orders to assure the timely receipt of goods. Helps to trouble shoot Materials procurement problems within the medical facility. Assists with cost control by identifying ways to improve the Materials process. Data enters orders and receipts into the Materials Management computer system and completes other computer tasks as delegated by the Supervisor. Assists with central reprocessing, sterilization, and infection control processes. Prepares and packages instruments for sterilization in compliance with accepted Infection Control standards. Assists with documentation in compliance with Quality Assurance standards. Ensures that all cleaning equipment is properly handled, cleaned and appropriately maintained. Identifies and reports potential and actual hazards in central reprocessing, sterilization, and infection control processes to the Supervisor. Works closely with the Supvervisor to plan improvements to the procurement and sterilization processes. Assists as needed with problem identification and resolution of the Materials functions. Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for continued growth and self-evaluation. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational efforts to meet these needs. Participates in staff orientation, MMT meetings and education activities.
          Administrative Specialist C - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provides advanced administrative support associated with office operations. Performs a variety of complex administrative duties such as word processing, managing calendars, compiling reports, filing and answering telephones in a complex departmental environment. Requires a higher level of knowledge and in-depth understanding of complex and confidential departmental, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and/or Kaiser Permanente information. Receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new projects. This level requires a minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience and initiative and the use of independent judgment and discretion in non-routine matters. Essential Responsibilities: Manages calendars, arranges appointments, meetings anticipating organizational and leadership priorities. Plans travel itineraries. May direct others in doing some aspects of this work. May answer telephone inquiries, takes and relays messages and greets visitors but usually directs others doing this work. Screens telephone calls/visitors, refers to appropriate staff member. Explains Departmental, Division and KFHPW policies and procedures in response to inquiries. May provide information to top level management and external customers or stakeholders in a manner that requires in depth knowledge and understanding. Plans, coordinates and implements space and equipment changes for a large Department or Division. May operate a variety of office equipment. May place orders for supplies and office equipment. May be responsible for basic computer and software planning, instruction and implementation for a broad range of staff. Establishes/maintains complex departmental filing systems including confidential departmental files and records.Directs others in sorting and routing department mail. Reviews/screens manager's mail, researches issues and provides recommendations. Uses a variety of word processing software to type letters, reports and presentation materials. Composes significant amounts of correspondence on own initiative without supervisor's review. May include confidential information. Performs desktop publishing on a more routine basis. Proofreads documents for typographical, spelling and content errors. Maintains established databases, generates routine reports from such data. May create more complex spreadsheets/graphs using departmental and KFHPW information. Tracks/monitors budgets, posts data to ledgers. Reconciles invoices and resolves discrepancies. Collects data with limited or no direction, formats ad hoc reports. Completes full quality/accuracy review of data and analyzes data and formulates conclusions or recommendations beyond variance reporting. Supervises staff on a regular, on-going basis with hire, fire, training and performance management responsibility and authority. Coordinates and organizes projects, most without direction, schedules complex meetings and prepares materials such as agendas, timelines, reports and presentations. Develops timelines, prepares work plans and sets agendas sometimes without review. Takes minutes, finalizes and distributes minutes without review.
          RN Behavior Health (Northgate, 1.0) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
MUST HAVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING EXPERIENCE. SALARY INCREASE GIVEN TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT IF THEY ARE CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSES AND CAN PROVIDED CREDENTIAL PAPERWORK TO SUPPORT THE CERTIFICATION. Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          Nurse Manager RN - Home Health ( Redmond ) - (Redmond, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Great News! Kaiser Permanente Washington is currently seeking a fantastic Clinical Nurse Manager - Home Health to manage our clinical staff of RNs, LPNs and CNAs for our Eastside team, based out of Redmond, WA! This is a staff of Visiting RNs, LPNs and CNAs, caring for our amazing Home Health patients for our Eastside geographical location. Your solid leadership skills and love of Home Health will serve you well in this role where you will manage and mentor a great staff, where focus is on member/patient experience. Provide leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary professional practice team. Develop coordinated care and service planning and evaluation and provide budget management, human resource management and assurance of compliance with regulatory and practice standards. Provide high quality, consumer-centered care and services by partnering and collaborating with other home care service managers, maternal and child nursing leadership and medical staff KFHPW-wide, clinic staff and multiple insurance providers. Essential Responsibilities: Provides leadership and direction to multi-disciplinary teams at multiple sites. Assures consumer access to specific Home Care programs on a KFHPW-wide basis. Ensures program complies with all state & federal licenser requirements. Develops communication and coordination mechanisms to standardize service delivery, expectations, standards and program evaluation. Represents nursing in team district, division and KFHPW-wide decision making forums. Plans, implements and evaluates multi-disciplinary Home Care services at multiple sites. Authorizes appropriate staff development, implements & evaluates policies and procedures for the program in the service delivery area. Develops & implements QA/QI programs. Abides by sound fiscal management practices to assure appropriate stewardship of resources. Develops, communicates and monitors productivity standards for staff and counsels as needed. Plans geographic areas to allow maximum efficiency of staff and utilization of resources using innovative systems and programs to maximize patient care services within fiscal constraints. Clarifies linkages between clinical functions, teams and utilization management. Collaborates with other disciplines to develop innovative approaches to care which control utilization and costs and maintains or improves quality of care. Assesses clinical practice needs and provides leadership and counseling for staff development to include orientation, continuing education and inservice plans. Establishes care delivery systems able to change rapidly & respond to changing health care and customer demands. Ensures compliance with patient care standards, state & federal regulations and goals & objectives of Home Care Services and KFHPW.
          Medical Center Manager I - West Olympia - (Olympia, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
For use in medical centers of less than 15,000 enrollment. The Medical Center Manager is responsible for the delivery of health care services in their assigned medical center. Acts as the strategic, operational, and administrative leader for all staff within a single medical center. Lead all manager(s) within the medical center to ensure that standard work is fully implemented in the medical center to optimize the patient care and service experience while achieving clinical and financial performance goals. Leads an interdisciplinary team that may include medical/surgical/procedural specialties, ancillary services, and business operations managers to assure the alignment and integration of services within the medical center. Assures alignment of medical center goals with the organization's strategic initiatives and business plans. Essential Responsibilities: Operational Excellence: In partnership with the medical center physician leader, provides overall leadership and direction of the day-to-day business and clinic operations of a medical center to include, technical and nursing support activities. Leads and supports integration and collaboration across all services within the medical center to ensure a positive patient experience and consistent delivery of patient care services within each discipline. Assures performance targets are set and met by using effective tools that measure progress, identify countermeasures, making the achievement of milestones visible. Continuous Improvement: Leads the implementation of complex change management and improvement efforts associated with access management, clinical quality and safety standards. Partners with designated physician leaders to ensure that standard work is fully implemented in the medical center to optimize the patient care and service experience while achieving clinical and financial performance goals.Patient Experience: Assures the delivery of patient care that meets or exceeds clinical quality and safety standards. Collaborates with physician partner to oversee the customer experience and assure excellent service behaviors. Ensures service excellence targets are met by monitoring performance using Press Ganey reports and tools. Resolves patient complaints and unusual occurrences (UOs). Financial Stewardship: Develops budgets that meet established goals for affordability and practice efficiency. Makes financial decisions informed by their P & L thereby assuring successful financial performance for all services within the building. Compliance and Emergency Preparedness: Ensures ongoing compliance to regulatory, accreditation, and enterprise requirements. Leads the medical center management team in maintaining clinical standards and practice in accordance with all local, state and federal requirements. Assures that emergency preparedness and recovery plans for the medical center are current, and that all managers and staff within the building are trained and know what is expected during and after an emergency.
          Grant Management Specialist II (KPWHRI) (Seattle, WA) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED GRANT MANAGER WHO DESIRES TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED, COLLEGIAL ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING WORLD-CLASS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND A HIGH DEGREE OF ACCURACY, HAVE THE ABILITY TO DEVELOP COMPLEX SPREADSHEETS AND ANALYZE AND SYNTHESIZE DATA FROM VARIOUS SOURCES TO GENERATE REPORTS AND ANALYSES. CANDIDATES SHOULD BE ADAPTABLE, ENJOY LEARNING, HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES RELATED TO GRANT/CONTRACT FUNDED WORK, HAVE EXCELLENT PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS, AND BE ABLE TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM AS WELL AS INDEPENDENTLY. Collaborates with scientific leadership and research project teams to provide fiscal and compliance expertise to the research program in both pre-award and post-award activities. Counsels scientific faculty on agency policies and regulatory issues. Ensures compliance with applicable grant/contract and regulatory requirements from various entities. Identifies and resolves grant administration issues based on knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policies and other requirements. Manages a portfolio of various funded projects, providing sound stewardship of funds. May focus on pre-award, post-award, or contracting aspects of grant administration, but must have basic knowledge in all three areas. Essential Responsibilities: Fiscal: Perform pre- or post-award or contract duties, or a combination of two or more areas: 1) Pre-award: Lead application process for federal, industry, & foundation grants applications. Establish timelines & meet deadlines. Develop detailed budgets & justifications for grant/contract proposals. Provide guidance to subcontractors for accurate, consistent & compliant forms. Assist project teams with SOWs. 2) Post-award: Monitor and approve internal & external expenditures to ensure timely & appropriate spending. Meet invoice & close-out requirements. Evaluate budgets for correct calculations. Produce reports to manage accounts; forecasting; & for internal/external audits & compliance. 3) Contracting: Review incoming/outgoing agreements for terms & conditions, accuracy of SOW & budget, & inclusion of relevant clauses, flow-downs, etc. Draft agreements. Refer issues to Contract Mgr/GH legal as appropriate. Compliance: Provides guidance about sponsor requirements to project teams. Provides documentation in preparation for audits. Monitors and advises on effort commitment and oversees compliance with 'prior approval' requirements as appropriate. Is knowledgeable on appropriate OMB Circulars (A-122, A-21, A-110, A-133) and the NIH Grants Policy Statement as applicable to research conducted at KPWHRI. Advises project teams on allowability of expenditures. Researches complex issues and documents resolutions. Communication and Leadership: Trains and mentors project teams in grant and contract administration, cost allocation and compliance issues. Mentors new GMS I's and II's. Facilitates effective communication with study personnel, collaborating institutions, and other stakeholders. Facilitates cross-departmental strategies. Serves as an active member of KPWHRI and GCA by participating in various workgroups and committees. Shares best practices across GCA. Process Improvement and Strategic Business Initiatives: Participates in team efforts on an ongoing basis to improve business processes using Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's Lean improvement methodology. Adheres to standard work and manages portfolio using established best practices. Actively participates in GCA daily management systems, dashboard data preparation and provides appropriate follow-through implementation of countermeasures when necessary.
          Grant Management Specialist I (KPWHRI) (Seattle,WA) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
WE ARE SEEKING A GRANT MANAGER WHO DESIRES TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED, COLLEGIAL ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING WORLD-CLASS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE STRONG DATA ENTRY SKILLS, BE PROFICIENT IN MICROSOFT OFFICE, HAVE EXCELLENT ATTENTION TO DETAIL, BE ABLE TO MULTI-TASK, BE ADAPTABLE TO CHANGE, AND BE ABLE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND PROCESSES QUICKLY. Responsible for maintenance of tracking logs and databases to provide accurate reports to funding agencies. Using knowledge of compliance and contracting requirements, prepares financial and contractual documents for execution and accurate electronic financial management. Reviews forms and budgets for accuracy and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements from various funding sources. Performs audits of files for compliance reporting. May take on routine duties and responsibilities of Grant Management Specialist II as time and experience allow. Essential Responsibilities: Compliance: Performs effort management oversight and planning using Access databases and Lawson reports. Identifies potential problems and provides counsel or refers to supervisor for further review and resolution. Performs audits of project files for compliance to KPWHRI standards and regulatory requirements. Prepares contracts for negotiation and execution according to KFHPW and NIH policies. Has knowledge of appropriate OMB Circulars (A-122, A-21, A-110, A-133) and the NIH Grants Policy Statement as applicable to research conducted at KPWHRI. Fiscal Responsibilities: Independently gathers and interprets information from multiple sources to set up new awards in electronic reporting system for financial management. Works with GMS IIs and GMS IIIs to review budgets and other materials for grant-related activities. Assists in preparation of outgoing subaward agreements for issuance within required timelines. Process Improvement and Strategic Business Initiatives: Participates in team efforts to improve business processes using Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's Lean improvement methodology. Adheres to standard work and manages portfolio using established best practices. Actively participates in GCA daily management systems, dashboard data preparation and provides appropriate follow-through implementation of countermeasures when necessary.
          Staff Nurse - Obstetrics/Gynecology - (Seattle, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          Staff Nurse - Cardiology 5K Sign-on Bonus - (Bellevue, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
PREFERRED CANDIDATE IS A NURSE WITH EXPERIENCE IN A DEVICE CLINIC, DOING PACER SETUP AND MONITORING. Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Primary Care - Act as clinical resource for team member-review/anticipate patient needs, plan with the team & intervene when necessary. Participate in daily huddle, help solve unusual challenges. Identify high-risk patients using established criteria, coordinate multi-disciplinary team & resources to support patient care needs, provide care coordination/management for chronic medically complex or fragile patients. Incorporate prevention: address patient care need gaps into every visit; act as patient advocate. Assess, anticipate & accommodate for age-specific needs (all ages, pediatric, geriatric, etc.), anticipate & accommodate patient disabilities & limitation, access resources for interpretive services. Medical Specialties - Allergy, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, Consultative Internal Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology & more. Work with populations of patients to coordinate, manage, & evaluate care. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team resources to support care of complex patients. Perform complex nursing procedures such as: chemotherapy administration, pulmonary rehab, anticoagulation management pre/post procedures, nursing procedures requiring concurrent assessment of patients & clinical judgment for change in therapy. Surgical Services - General Surgery, ENT, Women's Health, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedures, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & more. Patient/Family teaching & counseling for select complex procedures or high risk patients to enhance surgical outcomes & self-management pre- & postoperatively. Perform complex nursing procedures such as wound care, administer IV medications, and specialty specific procedures that require concurrent assessment of patient. Perioperative Services/Operating Room: provide nursing care of patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. Work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, & implement a plan of care that is patient & outcome focuses. Urgent Care - Use your ICU/ER background to take care of patients ranging from acute MI, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, & all other urgent & critical conditions. Work in close relationship with a team of MDs, Advanced Practice Providers with the support of a Social Worker. Other - The Consulting Nurse Service provides high quality, consistent telephonic nursing advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including triage for acute & chronic care needs, care coordination & home care advice. Acute Care/Hospital Services: Assess, evaluate & perform tasks & duties to provide safe & quality care to medical, surgical & telemetry patients working with other disciplines such as physicians, dieticians, OT/PT to meet patient care needs.
          Grants Manager - Catholic Community Services of Western Washington - Tacoma, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Responsible for researching and identifying grant opportunities for Homeless Adult Services (Nativity House programs), Family Housing Network, Tahoma Indian... $55,000 a year
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          Ophthalmic Assistant-Certified - (Olympia, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction. Essential Responsibilities: Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's eye health status and needs for eye care. Clinic only~History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions. Phone only~Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Clinical Exam (clinic only) Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation. Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments. Appointing:Clinic~ May check-in or make follow up appointments.Phone~Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols. Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. Clinic~ Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses .
          Ophthalmic Assistant-Certified - (Olympia, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction. Essential Responsibilities: Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's eye health status and needs for eye care. Clinic only~History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions. Phone only~Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Clinical Exam (clinic only) Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation. Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments. Appointing:Clinic~ May check-in or make follow up appointments.Phone~Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols. Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. Clinic~ Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses .
          Pharmacy Intern - (Spokane, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Pharmacy Intern shares the responsibility and accountability for: The timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies and procedures. The provision of pharmaceutical care. A leadership role in the continued development and management of a model distribution system. The provision of patient focused service through a collaborative team approach with customers and other health care providers. Their own training and educational opportunities to foster growth in technical, professional and service skills in support of organizational objectives. 1st year: Intern will gain experience and competency in the delivery system. 2nd year: Intern will begin working in the advanced delivery system. 3rd, 4th year & Graduate Intern: Intern will practice providing direct patient care after demonstration of competency in delivery system functioning. Essential Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience and competency in the delivery system. Duties: To be done under supervision of a pharmacist include; Process orders through the KFHPW Rx system, insuring presentable and acceptable labeling of drug products. Provide timely preparation and delivery of medications. Interpret information on KFHPW Rx to determine costs, amounts to be dispensed, and proper use of over-ride in the preparation of a prescription. Utilize KFHPW RX front counter transactions Return to stock those medications not picked up. Float to other areas needing assistance when work load permits. Supports and enhances pharmaceutical care efforts. Adheres to customer service standards that ensure all Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington customers will be treated in a friendly, caring, and professional manner and that communication is efficient and effective. Responsibilities of the Intern include; Assure 100 % accuracy of medication products under supervision of a pharmacist. Performs other site specific duties as assigned or required.
          Medical Assistant - (Everett, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Kaiser Permanente Washington serves over 700,000 members across the state of Washington and is growing! We believe that achieving total health for our members takes teamwork and we are looking for exceptional team members who thrive on delivering an exceptional experience for our members and patients. Kaiser Permanente Washington is recognized as a best place to work that embraces diversity, fosters collaboration, practices mentorship, and believes in a positive, healthy work environment. Our Medical Assistants (MA) play a critical role and are key to our promise on delivering an exceptional patient experience. As an MA at Kaiser Permanente you will be part of a world class care team working with outstanding nurses, physicians, physician's assistants and nurse practitioners to provide the best care possible. Join us in our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Essential Responsibilities: Collection of selected data about health status of the patient. Determines consumer's purpose for visit, concerns and educational/physical needs. Checks and records consumer's vital signs. Records pertinent data on the consumer's medical record. Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and refers them in a timely fashion to physician or nurse. Participates with other health team members in the development of the nursing care plan. Contributes pertinent information to the nursing plan of care and passes it on to appropriate professional provider. Follows through and implements the nursing plan of care safely and completely according to role and team specifications. Documents accurate information in proper format. Communicates in an attentive and individualized manner in every encounter. Participates in the coordination and facilitation of care for the patient. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Recognizes and reports obvious psychosocial, cultural and/or emotional needs. Verifies the patient's understanding of the purpose for visit. Instructs and orients patients and family/significant others to the health care team members, the services available, and the means of access to those services. Participates in the orientation of new consumers to KFHPW's policies and procedures. Demonstrates an awareness of the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. According to the educational plan determined by the professional provider, provides instruction to the patient and family/significant others. Provides instruction that matches learning needs and the nursing plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Under the direction of the professional provider, provides the patient with preventive care information that matches his/her age, sex, and health status. Utilizes available health education resources. Reinforces the plan with patient to improve general health status. Accurately documents selected patient history observations and procedures. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides each patient a safe, comfortable, and private environment. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control policies and procedures. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for practice, for continued growth and self-evaluation. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Participates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy.
          Medical Assistant - General Surgery ( 40 hrs/wk, Bellevue ) $7500.00 sign on bonus - (Bellevue, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Kaiser Permanente Washington serves over 700,000 members across the state of Washington and is growing! We believe that achieving total health for our members takes teamwork and we are looking for exceptional team members who thrive on delivering an exceptional experience for our members and patients. Kaiser Permanente Washington is recognized as a best place to work that embraces diversity, fosters collaboration, practices mentorship, and believes in a positive, healthy work environment. Our Medical Assistants (MA) play a critical role and are key to our promise on delivering an exceptional patient experience. As an MA at Kaiser Permanente you will be part of a world class care team working with outstanding nurses, physicians, physician's assistants and nurse practitioners to provide the best care possible. Join us in our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Essential Responsibilities: Collection of selected data about health status of the patient. Determines consumer's purpose for visit, concerns and educational/physical needs. Checks and records consumer's vital signs. Records pertinent data on the consumer's medical record. Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and refers them in a timely fashion to physician or nurse. Participates with other health team members in the development of the nursing care plan. Contributes pertinent information to the nursing plan of care and passes it on to appropriate professional provider. Follows through and implements the nursing plan of care safely and completely according to role and team specifications. Documents accurate information in proper format. Communicates in an attentive and individualized manner in every encounter. Participates in the coordination and facilitation of care for the patient. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Recognizes and reports obvious psychosocial, cultural and/or emotional needs. Verifies the patient's understanding of the purpose for visit. Instructs and orients patients and family/significant others to the health care team members, the services available, and the means of access to those services. Participates in the orientation of new consumers to KFHPW's policies and procedures. Demonstrates an awareness of the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. According to the educational plan determined by the professional provider, provides instruction to the patient and family/significant others. Provides instruction that matches learning needs and the nursing plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Under the direction of the professional provider, provides the patient with preventive care information that matches his/her age, sex, and health status. Utilizes available health education resources. Reinforces the plan with patient to improve general health status. Accurately documents selected patient history observations and procedures. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides each patient a safe, comfortable, and private environment. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control policies and procedures. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for practice, for continued growth and self-evaluation. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Participates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy.
          Extern, Dental Assistant - Lancaster - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: Perform all of the duties permitted for a Dental Assistant consistent with the individual's training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in the State Dental Practice Act any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the Dental Assistant. Duties include: Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents. Removal of sutures. Retract a patient's cheek, tongue, or other tissue. Place or assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam. Remove debris created during operative procedures. Place temporary filling material and take alginate impressions. Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth. In Washington only: after a dentist has determined teeth are free of calculus. Train patients in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. Place digital sensors or phosphor plates, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing dental images. Organize patient's dental record. Greet and inform patients. Promote patient's emotional comfort. Anticipate of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. Communicate information important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients. Prepare, organize, arrange and pass dental instruments, supplies and materials. Review, record and/or verify information in the patient's dental record and notify provider of reported conditions that could affect treatment. Respond to medical emergency situations. Take patients' blood pressure and accurately record in patient's dental record. Clean, sterilize and process instruments consistent with established guidelines. Maintain a clean, and well organized work environment, including operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. Assure proper handling of all materials in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual's training and experience. Perform the following functions provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. Polish amalgam restorations. Remove supra-gingival excess cement. Take impressions for diagnostic and opposing models, Fabrication of temporary restorations, Intra-oral bite registration. Fabricate temporary crowns. Assist in monitoring patients that are being administered nitrous oxide.
          Staff Nurse - (Bellevue, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients on an on-call basis, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy.
          Staff Nurse - (Bellevue, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients on an on-call basis, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and participating in patient assessment and the formulation and implementation of the care plan. Essential Responsibilities: Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of care for patient care needs. Assists patients and families/significant others in developing health care goals which are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently. Provides the patient and family/significant others with information preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient's response to care. Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's status and need for nursing care. Modifies the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served. Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational programs related to those age-specific patient populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric). Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Communicates recognition of the patient's and family/significant others' psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care team members, the nursing services available, and the means of access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patient's educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant others' learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge. Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control standards and guidelines, including the guidelines for reporting communicable diseases. Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities. Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy.
          El FMI no llega a acuerdo para reconocer a Guaidó      Comment   Translate Page      

Washington, 13 abr (EFEUSA).- El comité ejecutivo del FMI cerró este sábado su reunión de primavera sin llegar a un consenso sobre la posibilidad de reconocer a Juan Guaidó como presidente de Venezuela y proceder así a un programa de rescate, aunque con un compromiso de “actuar rápidamente” contra la ralentización global. En la conferencia […]

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          Organization Effectiveness Consultant - (Renton, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provides consulting services for a broad array of organizational areas. Develops organizational strategies and designs to meet current and future demands on the business. Leads and di