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    Corpus Christi sees low law enforcement recruitment numbers | kiiitv.com
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide Corpus christi, texas — with law enforcement agencies across the state continuing to struggle with manpower issues, cadets from del mar college are being scouted to fill the vacancies. director of del mar colleges regional police academy john hornsby said agencies from all across the state, including the dallas police department come to recruit his students. while law enforcement agencies are still experiencing shortages, his cadet classes have actually grown over the past few years. i didnt crunch all of the numbers but our academies, three, four or five years ago were 15-20. Now were 25-30 on each one of our academies starting out, he said. alexander vallejo completed his tour of duty with the national guard. He was part of texas gov. Greg abbotts border security initiative operation lone star. On friday, vallejo will graduate from the police academy. That after having to start his classes all over because he was called to the border. Hes hoping to change the perception some people have about police officers. once we graduate this academy we can make that change, he said. Yes there are bad officers, but maybe we could start fixing that issue and have a good officers show a lot more than all of the bad media stuff thats been going around in this country. after struggling to fill their ranks, the corpus christi fire department has finally hit that mark. However, ccfd assistant chief doug matthijetz told 3news that despite being fully staffed, their department had the least number of applicants in years to show up to take the firefighter certification test. we only had about 390 that took the test, where typically we will have you know 500 or so show up and take the test, he said. So, our numbers were down. So, i think some of that was just like everybody around the nation is having a hard time hiring people. valente acosta is one of those cadets. The 25 year old studies night and day to learn everything he can about becoming a firefighter and paramedic. its all very fun and rewarding. I love every minute of it. The good, the bad and the ugly, she said. ccfd officials said they were able to become fully staffed by hiring 175 cadets since 2019. The department will be looking to hire from a new pool of candidates in january of 2023. related articles ccisd says viral tiktok claims against elementary school principal are false 16-year-old remains hospitalized after gunfight with corpus christi police officer, officials say woman identified in crews street homicide, man jailed and charged with murder more from 3news on kiiitv.Com: nueces county traffic stop turns into largest liquid fentanyl drug bust in us history area districts try to keep students spirits high, but cause some parents to stress five arrested on organized crime, gambling charges after weeks-long game room investigation surviving harbor bridge crash victim files lawsuit against flatiron/dragados, railroad eatery, palacios subscribe to our youtube channel for your daily news and exclusive extended interviews. do you have a news tip? Tell 3! Put your name and contact information below, or email tell3@kiiitv.Com, so we can get in touch with you about your story should we have questions or need more information. We realize some stories are sensitive in nature. Let us know if youd like to remain anonymous. if you do not have a photo/video to submit, just click ok to skip that prompt.
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    The Happiest of Birthdays, Dad!
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (3 reads)
    College Guide The month of december is the most exciting (for me) and most stressful (for my mom) in my family as we celebrate dad’s and my birthdays and my parents’ anniversary all before christmas. Today is my dear father’s day of birth and i want to wish him the happiest of birthdays ever because he truly deserves it! We are extremely different people, dad and i, but two conversation topics we will always agree on are football and food (we both love fashion and shopping but i truly despise two of his favorite brands—lululemon and vineyard vines—so we stray away from that topic). One of my greatest joys since i moved home three years ago has been watching almost every baylor football game with my parents as we discuss the happenings of the quarters and what we are excited about and/or what we’d do differently. Although i truly loved working at baylor football games and spending each week in the press box while i was in college, i’m grateful to have a dad who listens to my sports opinions and validates each of my statements. Last season and this year’s one have been especially fun since we started filming ourselves watching all of baylor’s football matchups, which many other baylor fans have loved watching (you can watch all of them on my tiktok here or the one where we beat oklahoma here!). As evidenced by our videos, dad and i are twins in both our yelling and body movements while watching and i never thought we really looked alike until those replays! It’s been such a joy to spend every weekend with my dad (and mom of course) making these great memories while doing what we love most. I’m grateful to have a father who encourages and supports me in everything i do (even if he disagrees with me) because not everyone is as lucky as i am in this experience. My dad deserves the happiest of birthdays today and every year and i hope we can watch baylor football and eat delicious meals together for countless years to come!
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    CA High School English Teacher Believes Proper Grammar Supports “White Supremacy
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide An english teacher in california is being called out on social media after one of her videos on tiktok went viral. In this video, she argued that teaching grammar and proper writing techniques in school is racist and supports white supremacy. marta shaffer, an english teacher at oroville high school, has decided that grammar rules are the product of white supremacy and will not be teaching her students how to write following the widely-accepted grammatical standards that are crucial for students to be familiar with. The only thing she will be accomplishing is hurting their chances of getting into a good college since they won’t know how to properly write essays or clearly communicate via the written word. shaffer kicks off her video, titled how english classrooms are white supremacist, by saying that “public education is an institution that upholds lots of problematic systems in our society like white supremacy and misogyny and colonization, etc.” “in my role as an educator i try to undermine that b.S. In my classroom as much as i possibly can,” said shaffer, adding that white supremacy “runs deep” in her high school english curriculum. trending: mike lindell’s first act as rnc chair: “check out the lawyers and probably fire them all” [video] according to the teacher, concepts like citing sources, having a thesis, and using transition words in an essay are just made-up, nonsensical rules that perpetuate white supremacy. “They were created by westerners in power,” shaffer said. she also said, “we study linguistics and the rules that we actually use to communicate instead of made-up rules that white supremacy created for when we write papers and stuff, which is what scholars call the ‘language of power.” never mind the fact that these grammar rules are in place to help people communicate clearly and effectively, while giving credit to their sources. the delusional teacher, who wants to fight white supremacy by reinforcing incorrect grammar among her students, then proposes that she start off her school year “with a unit honoring how we talk rather than teaching students how to write properly.” this is like suggesting that students shouldn’t be taught proper french grammar because it’s “made up.” she is essentially suggesting that students of color are not able to grasp these writing and grammar techniques and therefore it is unfair to force them to even try. her students will be in for a rude awakening when they can’t get a job because they don’t speak or write in proper english. english teacher says that grammar and writing rules are based in white supremacy so she tries to undermine it in her classroom pic.Twitter.Com/ukvs3mo1ih — libs of tiktok (@libsoftiktok) december 4, 2022
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    Ex-CFL player Jerome Messam sentenced to 18 months suspended sentence in voyeuri
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide Photo: the canadian press calgary — a former calgary stampeders running back who filmed a sexual encounter with a woman without her permission will not go to jail but will have a criminal record. jerome messam, 37, was given an 18-month suspended sentence on monday after pleading guilty to voyeurism charges earlier this year. the court heard that messam and the woman followed each other on social media while he was a running back for the canadian football league team, and in november 2016 they had dinner together and then had consensual sex at his home. three months later, messam sent the woman four 10-second video clips of their sexual encounter on the social media platform snapchat, which deletes videos after they are played. the woman filed a formal complaint with police and the cfl in april 2018. Messam had resigned from his contract with the saskatchewan roughriders after being charged in july 2019. court of king’s bench judge april grosse said messam had not shared the video with anyone or attempted to profit from it, but said it was a serious invasion of privacy. she said messam also openly admitted to the court that he felt his actions were disproportionate. “i find that mr. Messam accepts that what he did was wrong, that it caused material damage and that he is sincerely sorry,” grosse said monday. “while he genuinely accepts these things, i find that he has no insight into the full extent of the seriousness of what he has done or the damage he has caused.” at his sentencing hearing last month, messam apologized for his behavior but also expressed anger at having lost everything. “i see that all of this happened at a time when there was so much nuance and all these metoo (movements) and all the things. They just threw me to the wolves. No fair justice, no due process,” he said on november 10. “i’m proud of what i’ve done on the football field. It sucks that my career was cut short. I made a bad choice. Do i feel the punishment fits the crime? No. I have within lost everything in 48 hours.” .” in a tearful victim statement last month, the woman said she had considered ending her own life, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and had moved away from calgary. grosse said messam has done many good things for his family, friends and community. She also said a criminal record could hurt his chances of continuing to be a role model to children through sports or becoming a college football coach. “he must take full responsibility for the attitudes, assumptions, beliefs and anything else that may have led him to believe that he could record the intercourse without his partner’s knowledge or consent. This is a serious offense,” she said. “i am convinced that parole is not appropriate. It would send the wrong message to the public. It would also send the wrong message to mr messam, who is still coming to terms with the scale and seriousness of the incident.” messam joined the cfl in 2010 and has played for british columbia, edmonton, montreal, calgary and saskatchewan. he became the seventh canadian to run back since 1955 and the first since 2000 to rush for more than 1,000 yards while also winning the cfl award for most outstanding canadian. this report from the canadian press was first published on december 5, 2022. source: www.Castanet.Net
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    Which commentators are right about Senate’s passage of Respect for Marriage Act?
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide The respect for marriage act , which the senate approved on nov. 29, has become a rorschach test for legal commentators—conservative ones in particular. Some have lauded it as a thoughtful compromise between irreconcilable positions on a flashpoint cultural issue. Others have rejected that framing and cautioned that the act, while nodding toward religious liberty and free speech, places those values in greater peril. libertarians see the senate’s approval of the act as proof that “congress can still do its job” by legislating “in response to supreme court decisions on controversial issues.” For instance, alison somin views the act as a defensible institutional response to the risk that the supreme court’s decision in obergefell v. Hodges , which purported to create a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, may be reexamined. In her view, the act strikes a balance between liberal preferences for same-sex marriage rights and conservative preferences for religious liberty protections. the socially conservative david french has repeatedly framed the act as a solomonic compromise between advocates of same-sex marriage and religious liberty devotees, a position echoed by such diverse groups as the lds church , the national association of evangelicals , and the council for christian colleges and universities . In their telling, because the act says nice things about religious liberty and even affirms the continued existence of first amendment and statutory protections for people of faith, it ensures that “lgbtq rights can co-exist with religious freedom protections.” in contrast, dr. Albert mohler , president of the southern baptist theological seminary, sees any claim that the act strikes a “neutral compromise” between “’lgbtq rights’ and religious freedom” as illusory. And kristen waggoner , my colleague and ceo at alliance defending freedom, has offered a concise and incisive legal explanation for why mohler’s fears are well-founded. Which side is right? as a trial lawyer by trade, i value evidence over rhetoric. And the evidence overwhelmingly supports the act’s critics. first, the act purportedly was passed to create a backstop to same-sex marriage rights should obergefell be overruled. The impetus for concern was justice clarence thomas’s lone concurrence in dobbs v. Jackson women’s health organization , the recent supreme court ruling that overturned roe v. Wade, in which he questioned all precedents grounded on substantive due process. But the dobbs majority expressly rejected the notion that its opinion casts doubt on any precedents that “do not concern abortion.” So, the premise of the act—that it was needed to shore up same-sex marriage rights against the imminent overturning of obergefell—was wholly manufactured. second, the act creates no new protections for religious freedom . Section 6(a) of the act affirms that the act will not be construed to overturn protections already available under the religious freedom restoration act or the first amendment. I’m not sure why we should celebrate a statute’s affirmation that it doesn’t abolish freedoms protected in the bill of rights or repeal a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. and section 6(b) confirms that the act cannot be interpreted to force religious institutions, including churches, to perform or participate in same-sex weddings. But adf (which defends religious institutions all the time) has encountered exactly zero instances of churches being compelled to perform same-sex weddings. So, 6(b) provides a solution for a non-existent problem. third, the act creates a new private cause of action. Anytime the federal government empowers plaintiffs’ attorneys to sue more people, we should be wary. In the crosshairs are persons “acting under color of state law.” While that term usually refers to public officials, it’s much broader than most recognize. The u.S. Supreme court has found that private persons and organizations act “under color of law” when “entwined” with the state. Foundations, private universities, prison ministries, hospitals, and even prison chaplains have met this test . And creative trial lawyers are sure to advocate for its expansion. so, the act gives activists a ticket to federal court to engage in litigation aimed at pushing faith-based institutions out of the public square. The point of this sort of legal warfare (or “lawfare”) isn’t always to win, but to grind defendants down with relentless litigation. And that seems to be the case here; the senate rejected amendments to the act that would have eliminated or cabined the private cause of action. the upshot, then, is that the act was advanced on false pretenses, does nothing to change the status of same-sex marriage, and hands activists a new weapon to pursue and harass their opponents in court. And the so-called religious liberty provisions in the act don’t prevent this result. Rather, they purport not to strip religious institutions of what they already have—rfra and first amendment defenses. But a defense is cold comfort when the process is intended as the punishment. given this evidence, what explains the sharp divergence of opinion among conservatives who all agree upon the necessity of defending religious freedom? i think it comes from an honest hope to settle the same-sex marriage issue in a way that protects the conscience of all. If that’s the case, defenders of the act are straining toward a mirage, because its only practical effect is to issue legal hunting licenses to activists bent on silencing debate. ryan bangert is senior vice president of strategic initiatives and special counsel to the president for alliance defending freedom ( @adflegal ). for the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to the hill. comments / 0
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    Ermes Costello
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide |line 86:||line 86:| |?||+| latest revision as of 00:25, 6 december 2022 |“||revenge is for settling your score with your own destiny!||”| —ermes, so chapter 56 ermes costello (??????????, Is the deuteragonist featured in stone ocean. ermes is a woman voluntarily imprisoned in green dolphin street prison in order to seek revenge for her sister gloria costellos killer, sports maxx, and soon allies herself with jolyne cujoh in the hostile environment that the jail is. Thanks to a certain pendant, ermes acquires her own stand, kiss. appearance ermes is a woman of above-average height and a fit, medium build. she wears her hair in braided locks and multiple barrettes and has long, triangular scars approaching her eyes and lips on her forehead and chin. ermes also surgically altered her breasts in order to be able to hide money from their sides. she has some bracelets on her upper arms, and has a yellow shirt. personality despite a tough exterior, ermes is proud, loyal, and headstrong. She does not shy away from a fight and is willing to do just about anything to put herself in a better situation whether it is taking a bet that could risk her organs to even splitting her own body parts with her stand ability despite knowing that they eventually have to be fused back, wounding her severely. ermes shows a severe sense of resilience, as she was still on her feet and moving around even after marilyn manson took her liver and survived the shared experiences of suicide attempts from thunder mcqueen. She has a good sense of justice, yet violently punishes anybody who crosses her way. ermes is a particularly rude woman. She speaks in a familiar tone, uses curse words frequently, and is quite violent, having a short temper leading to her frequently shouting in anger at people. Moreover, ermes is also ready to commit violent acts, for instance wanting to kill sports maxx for killing her sister and being brutal when she fights others. abilities - main article: kiss ermes stand is the humanoid kiss, of good melee defense and attack, and the unique ability to duplicate objects on which she plants a removable sticker. history background ermes is of at least partial mexican descent through her immigrant father.[5] she had lived her youth in the slums, her family managing a restaurant there. Though she had a father and a big sister named gloria, 10 years older than her, there is no mention of her mother. Gloria would eventually inherit the restaurant at the age of 20 and would receive no assistance from her little sister. at the age of seventeen, ermes had a strained relationship with gloria, who wanted her to help at the restaurant. For her part, ermes wanted a sports scholarship and to go to college. One night after another argument, ermes ran off to the city. Unfortunately, ermes was spotted running away by sports maxx, who had just killed someone. Sports maxx was in turn caught red-handed by gloria. In order to save ermes, gloria testified for maxx murder but was killed for it because of the polices negligence. Ermes lost her whole family and possessions. Due to lack of proof, sports maxx was sentenced for no more than five years of imprisonment, prompting ermes to seek revenge by willingly and repeatedly committing armed robbery. By doing so, she was condemned to 8 years in green dolphin street prison, where maxx was. stone ocean she first met jolyne cujoh when they were held in momentary captivity next to each other. Annoyed by jolyne constantly banging her head due to her humiliation earlier that day, ermes yelled at her to pipe down. She was amazed to hear jolyne confess her innocence to her crime and admired her honesty. On their way to green dolphin street prison, ermes warned jolyne to get her hands on cash, as bribery was the quickest way to escape a lot of the harshness of prison life. In return, jolyne saved ermes from a brutal beating using her newfound stand, stone free. Although not cellmates, the two have remained somewhat close to each other ever since. while in prison, ermes used money as a medium so when the janitor, thunder mcqueen, stole her money, she pursued him after being in the infirmary six times for a fever. Once she encountered the janitor, she learned that he was severely suicidal and due to his own stand, highway to hell, she was forced to encounter similar experiences whenever he attempted it. While she saved him from the attempts on multiple occasions (even offering him her panties as a way to cheer him up), he still found means to kill himself but not before she split his skull using kiss, resulting in mcqueen being incapacitated and his stands hold on ermes nullifying. she later volunteers as part of a search group with jolyne and four others in order to find two lost inmates. In their search, they encounter whitesnakes stash of isolated stand discs and foo fighters, who was designated to protect the discs. After a hard-fought battle, f.F. Was liberated of its duties and pledged allegiance to the two. the following days included an encounter with the gambler miraschon who bet on a game of catch (that jolyne and foo fighters couldnt relay the ball one hundred times). Ermes persuades jolyne to agree to the bet (which she won) before miraschon made another bet for more money. The new bet enticed costello to not only agree but to put herself into the bet so she could get the thousand dollars. Ermes lost the bet and found herself at the mercy of miraschons stand, marilyn manson, who took her gold tooth, money from her surgically-altered breasts, and her liver. Jolyne eventually wins the liver and money back from miraschon. ermes remained in intensive medical care after her battle with sports maxx and does not appear again until jolyne escapes from prison. She was one of the final members in the last battle against enrico pucci and dies in the struggle. All of her comrades, including herself, were left floating in the sea as they rot from puccis accelerated time effects. after emporio alniño manages to defeat and kill pucci, ermes alternate universe counterpart is seen being ejected from a bus for attempting to pay with a fifty-dollar bill. The counterpart feels infuriated and even wonders if the bus driver mistook her for an inmate of green dolphin st. Jail. She then meets emporio and asks him for change for the bill. Afterward, she and emporio meet narciso anasuis counterpart annakiss and jolynes counterpart irene, who invite them to ride with them in exchange for ermes money for gas. Ermes feels skeptical at first, as her older sister told her not to ride with strangers, but the coming rain forces her to give them the gas money and ride with the group. The group later picks up weather reports counterpart after refilling the cars gas tank. relationships family - gloria costello: ermes greatly cared for her older sister and when she is killed by sports maxx, she went as far as getting herself arrested to avenge her. allies - jolyne cujoh: ermes is possibly the first true friend that jolyne encounters in her life when they meet and bond in jail. Her relationship with ermes resembles that of jotaro kujos relationship with jean pierre polnareff. Similar to josuke higashikatas relationship with okuyasu nijimura in diamond is unbreakable; jolyne and ermes see each other as worthy allies and friends, and because of their similar temper, get along well and kill time together. She has fought alongside jolyne against many powerful enemies like sports maxx, rikiel, & donatello versus. - foo fighters: ermes and foo fighters meet as enemies, but even though she is reluctant to let jolyne spare the plankton-stand, they quickly become friends. - emporio alniño: ermes and emporio are acquaintances, and do not interact often with each other. - weather report: ermes and weather are acquaintances, and do not interact often with each other. Yet, ermes still cries when weather report dies, implying they grew close off-screen. - narciso anasui: ermes and anasui are acquaintances, and do not interact often with each other. enemies - sports maxx: as the man who had her sister killed, ermes despised sports maxx and got herself imprisoned just to take revenge. She finally got her revenge when she pummeled his reanimated corpse. - enrico pucci: although ermes has no real qualms against enrico pucci. The many assassins the priest sends against jolyne and thus herself cause her to antagonize pucci. - thunder mcqueen: ermes and mcqueen incidentally meet when mcqueen tries to steal her money and ermes beats him up for it. However, mcqueen reveals his highway to hell, forcing ermes to act nice toward him to stop him from committing suicide although she doesnt care in reality and despises him for wanting to drag someone down with him. - miraschon: when miraschon introduces herself, ermes mistakes her for a loony inmate and plans to take her wage with ease. However, miraschon reveals herself as a stand user and takes some of ermes vital organs. chapters video games all star battle (ps3) ermes makes her video game debut in the ps3 title. She was confirmed for the game along with jolyne, part 4 josuke, and okuyasu. Shes the only non-dlc ally character from part 6. as one of the mass majority of playable characters in the game with the stand style, ermes can turn kiss on/off, changing move sets, as well as having access to the stand rush ability returning from the capcom game, being able to attack in conjunction with her stand. - heres where ya stick it!: Ermes places stickers on her arms and/or legs, duplicating them. An icon showing that she currently has stickers applied appears above the heat heat gauge, with arm stickers appearing on the left and leg stickers appearing on the right (reversed as player 2). This skill doubles the number of hits ermes and kiss deal in all of their skills and abilities except for her gha, increasing her overall strength.Sticker damage: if ermes is knocked to the ground, the stickers on her limbs fall off and disappear, damaging her in the process. Ermes takes more damage if she had stickers on both her arms and legs at the time. She may recover this lost health over time, but must not take any more damage during this process in order to do so. - take it off and it returns!: Kiss swings forward with a sticker in its hand. If it connects, the opponent will have their head duplicated, before ermes pulls the sticker off, damaging them. Many of ermes attacks and skills can combo into this ability. - throw - get bent!: Ermes pushes the opponent before taking a sticker off of a broom, causing it and its duplicate appearing behind the opponent to smash together, catching them in the middle. while kiss is off: - outta my way!: Ermes kicks high, knocking the opponent off their feet. This move can also hit a downed opponent, and ermes skills can be performed instantly following it. (Comboable) - ushaaaa!: Ermes slides forward and summons kiss to rapidly punch the opponent, sending them flying with the final hit. - uryaaaaa!: Ermes summons kiss as the both of them unleash an uppercut in unison, knocking the opponent into the air. This move doubles as an anti-air, and if performed on an already airborne opponent, they will be sent much higher. (Comboable through puttsun cancel) - pretty handy, huh? (Normal): ermes uses a duplicated broom to fly at the opponent. Ermes cannot be hit with low attacks during this move, and can even fly past the opponent. If ermes stops in front of the opponent, the broom will hit them and knock them off their feet. (Comboable through puttsun cancel) while kiss is on: - uryaaaaaaaaaaa!: Kiss performs a punching combo. This move can be inputted up to twice more to unleash new subsequent attacks. On the second input, kiss continues its assault by kicking the opponent multiple times and sending them into the air. On the third input, kiss spins around and backhands the airborne opponent, launching them away. (Comboable through puttsun cancel) - right in your grill!: Ermes and kiss both unleash a powerful downward spinning kick in unison. If the opponent is hit, they are left crumpling to the ground. (Comboable) - pretty handy, huh? (Stand): kiss uses a duplicated broom to allow ermes to fly at the opponent. Ermes cannot be hit with low attacks during this move. If they touch the opponent, the broom will hit them multiple times and knock them off their feet. (Comboable through puttsun cancel) ermes hha, i know what youre after!, Is a counterattack, where she puts a sticker on herself and if hit, will kick the opponent away before kiss delivers a massive counter combo. Ermes will take minor sticker damage whether or not the hha is triggered by the opponent. The hhas damage is increased if done while heres where ya stick it! Is in effect. ermes gha, eat this! And this! And--, starts with her taking out a sticker and lunging forward. If she lands the hit, she will slap said sticker on the opponents head, causing it to duplicate as kiss kicks the opponent multiple times. The stand then switches to fists and rushes them repeatedly, gradually raising them into the air. Before allowing the opponent to fall, ermes quickly snatches the sticker off and turns away, dealing damage as the opponents head violently merges back into one (similar to how she killed sports maxx). alongside all playable members of bruno bucciaratis gang of part 5 (with the exception of narancia ghirga), ermes is one of the only characters who activate resolve mode instead of the normal rumble mode when low on health. In this state, attacks that do not result in hard knockdowns or blow-backs no longer phase the character. ermes possesses one alternate costume, which is the outfit her alternate universe version wears. eyes of heaven (ps3/ps4) ermes was confirmed as a playable character alongside jolyne, pucci, and weather report. as a stand user, ermes is one of many characters with wildly varied abilities that grant her uniqueness in battle. - style action - heres where ya stick it!: Ermes places stickers on her limbs to duplicate them, starting with her arms, then her legs (she may not apply anymore after that). This skill doubles the number of hits ermes and kiss deal in all of their attacks and skills except for dhas, greatly increasing her overall strength. However, if ermes is hit or otherwise recoils from any source of damage, the stickers on her limbs fall off and disappear, damaging her in the process. Ermes takes more damage if she had stickers on both her arms and legs at the time. - have lance...: Ermes launches a small lance duplicated with a sticker forward, or towards an opponent, if locked on. The lance will send any opponent it hits flying and will also be lodged into their bodies, indicated by an icon of the lance and sticker next to their health gauge. If the skill is used again while a lance is stabbed into an opponent, ermes takes off the sticker on the lance duplicate she herself has, causing her to propel at high speed towards her target. If she connects, she spears the opponent and leaves them crumpling and vulnerable to further attack. This skill is not affected by ermes style action. - uryaaaaaaaaaaa!: Kiss unleashes a barrage of 5 punches. This skill can be inputted up to twice more to unleash new subsequent attacks. On the second input, kiss continues its assault by kicking 3 times. On the third input, kiss spins around and delivers a strong backhand, sending opponents flying. - pull off the sticker, and it tries to turn back to normal.: Ermes stabs a lance into the ground. If this skill is used again while another lance is active, ermes deactivates the sticker on the first lance she placed, causing it to rapidly fly towards and combine with the second one. If an opponent is between the two lances, they will take damage and be pulled in the direction of the second lance. If they end up at the second lance, they receive extra damage and crumple, left vulnerable to further attack. This skill is not affected by ermes style action. - ex - have lance...: The projectile lance gains a speed and damage boost, and ermes gains super armor while shes being propelled. - ex - uryaaaaaaaaaaa!: The skill does more damage and ermes recovers from using the backfist quicker. jojolities - kiss is my license... For vengeance!: Ermes must use her style action twice. (200 points) - and soon, i realized... Its pretty useful.: Ermes must connect pull off the sticker, and it tries to turn back to normal. Twice. (200 points) - ready? This kick is for gloria!: Ermes must break 3 of the opponents health gauges. (300 points) - revenge is the way to settling the score with your own fate!: Ermes must perform a dual combo finish. (500 points) - why am i crying all of a sudden?: Ermes must retire an opponent with a dual heat attack. (800 points) dual heat attacks - solo - eat this! And this! And this!: Ermes has kiss punch the opponent, then the two both unleash a spinning kick that knocks them off their feet. Ermes places stickers on both her arms, duplicating them for both her and her stand. Kiss proceeds to uppercut the target into the air and unleashes a devastating barrage of punches with an extra set of fists, finishing with a strike that sends them flying. - with jolyne - were gonna kick your ass!: Ermes uses kiss stickers to create multiple arms for jolyne and stone free. Having done so without warning, she is reprimanded by jolyne who knows that the stickers removal will cause her pain. Ermes reminds jolyne that they are in the middle of a fight, forcing stone free to angrily pummel the opponent with an extra set of fists and blowing them back as ermes laughs. tournament she is paired with robert e. O. Speedwagon in the eyes of heaven tournament but was eliminated in the preliminaries by narancia ghirga and diego brando. gallery trivia - due to her rather masculine manner and appearance, ermes was given the endearing nickname aniki (older brother; similar to keicho nijimura and prosciutto) among japanese fans.Araki considers the fan nickname a compliment for ermes because it means she looks tough enough to take a real punch and still be in the fight.[6] - araki states that ermes position in the story is kinda like a female version of polnareff. [7] similarly, both pursue a perpetrator who killed their sisters. - it is possibly hinted in jojolion during its chapter 99, that ermes, along with enya the hag, may have been a rock human. This is because a picture of ermes appears around other various women throughout history alongside the words, rock human females are visually indistinguishable from human women, though it is left unclear whether or not she actually is.If ermes is a rock human, this would mean that rock humans even existed in the original universe timeline.An issue with this idea is that ermes’ body, after dying in the battle against pucci, did not turn to stone and disintegrate as a rock human’s body should do after death.It is possible that the woman seen in jojolion chapter 99 may actually be ermes second universe counterpart, which would mean whilst her original universe self was not a rock human, her counterpart is or was. - ermes english voice actress tiana camacho previously voiced mela ghirga in part 5. references - ? 1.0 1.1 [citation needed] - ? 2.0 2.1 2.2 so chapter 25: ermes kiss (5) - ? So chapter 51: kiss of love & revenge (1) - ? So chapter 51: kiss of love and revenge - ? So chapter 51, kiss of love and revenge (1) - ? 2007 eureka issue - ? Jojoveller: stands - comments by hirohiko araki[1] site navigation |stone ocean characters| - jolyne cujoh - jotaro kujo - ermes costello - emporio alniño - foo fighters - weather report - narciso anasui - gwess - johngalli a - thunder mcqueen - miraschon - lang rangler - sports maxx - guccio - viviano westwood - kenzou - d an g - the green baby - miuccia miuller - ungalo - rikiel - donatello versus - dio - enrico pucci |minor characters| |groups| |heroes and main allies| |phantom blood| |battle tendency| |stardust crusaders| |diamond is unbreakable| |vento aureo| |stone ocean| |steel ball run| |jojolion|
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    The Ambitious Business Plan Of Narayana Murtys Son, Rohan Murty Exclusive On Ind
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (2 reads)
    College Guide Rohan murty seen his father use the new tactic of outsourcing technology services to transform infosys ltd. Into one of india’s national champions. The 39-year-old is currently undertaking the no less difficult task of leveraging data to increase the productivity of white-collar professionals. #Narayanmurthy #wipro #businessnews subscribe to india today for new videos every day the ambitious business plan of narayana murty’s son, rohan murty exclusive on india today hello and welcome to the business today show i’m udayan mukherjee my guest of the show today is a young man with what you would call good connections his father is the founder of india’s most iconic technology services company his brother-in-law is the british prime minister and his mother is a best-selling author and a. Philanthropist but he himself is a budding entrepreneur who’s trying to re-haul the way performance in the white collar world is measured and improved it gives me great pleasure to welcome rohan narayan murthy on the business today show rohan great to have you on the show and good to see you thank you then um great to be here as. Well well the murti surname must be a heavy one to carry around i mean it it would not sit easily on many people’s shoulders i mean does it bother you or do you see it as a privilege or uh i mean how is it there’s nothing to really make peace with i’m just very grateful for the. Chances of fate and more for what life has to offer sure even so i mean it must be irritating sometimes to be constantly referred to or called or known as narayan murthy’s son well it is a fact that i’m his son uh but uh i’d hope that over time the work that i do uh or i have done uh at least. Serves sufficient purpose uh so that people at least uh refer to me by anything but uh so-and-so’s son or grandson or brother or sister etc and so on so well now you’re in the corporate world with uh sirocco but uh looking at your background rohan um i mean the kind of academic background you have the. Excellence in research that you brought to the table it almost seems to me that you’re a bit of a misfit i mean you actually would have been more comfortable in the world of academia but and not so much in the corporate sphere is that an unfair assessment no that is not an unfair assessment in fact um in my own family we’ve had for a. Few generations uh a significant faction actually being teachers or professors more recently i’m including my mother’s siblings my grandparents my my father’s father for example was a was a mathematics teacher um and so on so forth so in if somebody were to ask me what is our family business our family business is academia. Uh in that sense my father is an aberration uh to that and so ever since i’ve been young my hero has been richard feynman i read his book and i was in sixth standard in school and i always wanted to be a professor um my mother’s brother is the head of astrophysics uh he’s a professor of. Astronomy um at caltech and and so he’s been somebody i’ve wanted to emulate um and i’ve been on that trajectory for a long time but at some point i felt i wanted to build things that people would use and perhaps that is harder to achieve in the academic realm and um and so that’s why i chose to ultimately leave. But at even earlier in your career i mean in your academic career perhaps was it an option going towards physics or technology or was it always a conscious choice that you had to go the technology way no i mean there’s no such thing as to i’ve had to do technology so on i guess this is i mean it’s not uncommon right i guess in in families. Where people play sports and so on uh the next generation plays sports so in that sense in my family there have been a lot of people who’ve done science technology and so on so i’ve naturally been exposed to it is part of the environment when growing up so it’s something that i was fortunate to be able to to take up. Um and so it wasn’t based on any set of expectations in fact if anything i would think my parents would have hoped that i would have remained an academic and would have been more excited if i’d remained an academic well that’s interesting rohan i mean i was going to ask you whether you ever thought that your father would be disappointed if you. Did not turn out to be a technology entrepreneur after what he had achieved you’re saying the opposite is true they would probably have been happier to see you teaching at an ivy league college oh for sure without doubt uh in fact uh i think his unfulfilled ambition for his own life was he had been admitted to a phd program in computer science and. Then his father passed away and so he had to get a job to send money to his family so his sisters could get married and so therefore in some sense i achieved that part of his his hope or desire and so he thought i would continue to remain in academia and he was very excited not to suggest he’s disappointed otherwise but. That certainly is something that that really mattered for him uh in fact his joke was he would tell me he’s saying you know when i finished my phd i was contemplating applying for a second phd program in in philosophy not even in computer science and i asked my parents and it was a. Serious thought as to what they thought about me doing that and he said look you can get a business card saying professional student and what a wonderful way to live life so so in that sense i’ve had tremendous support in my family to study as much as i wanted in an hour long and pretty much study anything i wanted to. Um and before we talk about soroko i also wanted to ask where this inclination towards the humanities comes from because you just said that you might want to do a phd in philosophy but your early work is with the murti classic library i mean do you get that from your mother or is it just an intellectual leaning towards the. Humanities that you have intrinsically no um great question actually i get it almost certainly from my mother um in another life or perhaps even in this life itself my mother would make as good a historian as she would be a computer scientist herself um so i’ve grown up with a very heavy influence from her on the appreciation. For literature for humanities and so on uh for history um among other things and and so it was just a sort of a very natural inclination i’ve had for a long time and and certainly i had the privilege of being able to study in american institutions where they encourage such um such pursuits where you can be a. Computer scientist but it doesn’t deter you from studying history or philosophy or sociology or whatever else and i guess i just made the most most of that opportunity to learn as much as i could about pretty much anything that came my way did it ever cross your mind that since you never needed to lift a finger or you don’t need to lift a finger to. Earn any money in your life with your endowment with invoices shares that you would just uh spend your money in the pursuit of uh in things to do with the humanities and not to do with the business world no maybe not to that extent um uh i think there is a a deeper desire to do something. You know as i say some manner and and not to live a life only of pleasure seeking which you know and and so on so i i don’t think i ever considered some of these other options okay let’s talk about the magnet then the what where is the word who come from what does it mean you know it’s actually it doesn’t really. Mean much um it is uh it was a it was a former name of our company or another it was an older it was an abbreviation for an older name that we no longer use and then we just thought you know it sounds nice it sounds like a misspelling of sirocco the gentle mediterranean breeze and so we. Just kept the name we didn’t really think much about the name um so yeah it doesn’t really stand right now you disappoint me sir rohan i mean knowing your backdrop i i was quite hoping that you would tell me that there is some group greek etymological root for that word which and i would be enlightened by that but you’re saying. Nothing at nothing as elevated as that no no i’m sorry i i wish i had a grand story to tell i don’t it is uh well it’s a rather clean no but your pursuit is quite grand because you know for the last many decades we’ve seen so many large american corporations manufacturing corporations trying to tell us that this. Is how we are going to create efficiencies on the shop floor in factories and in in a sense from looking at from what i read about soroko you’re trying to do that in the field of technology services or in the digital domain the equivalent of what a toyota could be doing on the shop floor is that off the mark or how else would. You describe soroko to a layperson yeah so i’d say it’s slightly differently maybe so um it is true first of all historically that when it’s come to manufacturing or blue color work there’s been a very detailed disciplined science for understanding it for improving it for measuring it and so on but there isn’t. An equivalent for office work or white color work now that’s beyond technology services i mean if you’re in a bank or insurance company or pretty much any job where you use a piece of software to do your work and that’s by the way most of us in fact it’s very very interviews happening through software right even this in some sense uh does not have a. More detailed or rigorous sites for understanding or improving it but even within that um what we basically attempt to do is when you think about work and when i say work i’m only a referring to office work or white color word when i think of work there are two ways of looking at work one is what we all do individually so. What do you then do every single day what do i don’t do every single day and we have a set of variables about our work that we control you know what applications we spend time on and so on so forth but then there’s this other part which we don’t control the kind of work that we do how the work needs to be done uh the kind of processes we need to. Follow the kind of applications that we encounter the inefficiency of these applications all the technology and so on so these are all decisions that management typically take and individual employees don’t take and so what we recognize is that if you want to bring about a rigorous way of understanding and improving office work then we should. Focus on the latter bucket that is those parts of office work that employees do not have any control over and yet are subjected to um and if you can gather data about this then management can use this to figure are how they can help their people and their teams be have a better experience at work and. The end result being be more productive at work and this is different from saying i want to figure out who is doing what and how much time they’re spending and why are they why are you taking a one-hour bathroom break that is not what i’m talking about in fact i would say that is the erroneous way in which people have tried to improve office work. Instead we ask how can we support you each employee or each team be more successful by focusing on the environment in which you do your work and we have attempted to solve this problem by using technology and historically people have attempted to solve this problem through consulting or one-on-one interviews and instead we’ve. Used technology to solve this problem so you know for people who don’t understand so much about technology but let me try try and ask you to elucidate what you just said through a very simple mechanism of say work from home which has become such a big norm in the last couple of years and here is another management which is trying to figure out. Whether there are gaps in efficiencies because of the workforce working from home if sodoku were to be brought in and asked to help in this process how would you go about measuring a the efficiency or the inefficiencies of working from home and how would he be able to augment the process of inducing more efficiency within the. Workforce from from home right so let’s uh great question so let’s see so so when we the first and primary challenge when we all work from home is that the metaphorical hallways no more right so if i’m a manager of a team can’t really walk down the hall or meet people see what’s bothering them ailing them. Um and so on in fact it’s hard um and so uh with that gone the other kind of difficult aspect is more and more work is now digitized right we’re reading more digital documents and whatever else so you you don’t have physical documents at home you’re reading everything or you’re doing everything through technology. And a consequence of this is the base understanding of how it if i’m a manager of a team and the best understanding of how this team is doing work itself is for today in fact we have an article that we publish based on our platform and our data in hardware business review where we showed that on average in this post-pandemic world managers cannot. Account for um 60 of the patterns of work that exist in their teams um and that means that the baseline understanding itself that a manager has of how his or her own team is working and therefore what should be improved is very poor so if you don’t even understand the baseline what are you. Going to improve now this is not to take a ding against managers nothing against managers it is inherently hard because people are working remotely and more and more digitization means that you actually have less understanding of how work happens that’s the first part so now the second part is okay so what can you do right so. Our thought process here is by deploying the kind of technology and software that we’ve built what managers can begin to understand is hey i have a team of 20 or 30 people scattered across working remotely working from home now what are common patterns that emerge across this team as they do their work that are sources of friction so for example is my. Technology slowing my team down if so what is the data to prove that my technology slows my team down remember you have no hallway you can walk down and see these things anymore right we’re able to answer that question okay and then if my technology is slowing uh you know worked down which parts of my technology where should i invest to make. My technology go faster or to have a more seamless experience for my team as an example or second is my team doing the same bit of work the same way or they’re doing very different the same way to work many different ways so this is a very common pattern that we have seen in a post-pandemic world i suspect it existed even prior but it has. Certainly gotten worse in the post-pandemic world which is for example you go to an insurance company and you ask the manager how many different ways are you people resolving your claim and they’ll tell you here are five different ways but when you actually go see on the ground people are probably resolving it 30 or 40 different ways now it turns out. Those different ways may be legitimate maybe some employees needed training maybe their team needed help with documentation or maybe some parts of it are just some legacy pieces of work that have been left behind but you have no real way of discovering these different variances in how work is happening um and that too we are able to answer. With the kind of data and the information that we gather and we produce and so on and and this is obviously made more challenging in a post-pandemic world because you now don’t have a real sense of if you wanted to as a manager know are my is my team doing this a hundred different ways how do you even figure it out it’s very hard. Unless you go to each person’s home and talk to them and even then you probably won’t be able to achieve this uh we solve this through technology so here are some um seemingly sort of direct ways in which how the kind of data that we’re talking about is able to help managers and post-pandemic world. But you know rohan it seems so fundamental what you’re just describing that it seems intuitive to think that large technology corporations would have thought about this idea and tried to do something along these lines in the past i mean haven’t companies like microsoft or ibm the erstwhile leaders of uh the technology domain or the technology. Universe grappled with this problem or tried to solve it maybe in a different way that compared to what soroko is attempting right so i think the way that the world has largely solved this problem when is they attempted to take what worked in the blue color world and they’re trying to impose it in the white color world. What i mean by that is you know in the blue color world right if you go to factory floor you should you know there’s a direct linear color direct relationship between the time you spend on something and the output that you produce so you can say if i measure how much time you spend on the factory floor i’ll have a sense of how much output you. Produce people have built a lot of software in the last 40 years to measure saying how much time do you spend on something but the key innovation or the big leap that we have made and that’s thanks to a lot of the work that i’ve done during my research days and some of my my own co-founder is a phd from carnegie mellon. And a few other folks in a company who have done in their careers that we have translated over here is we are saying that in the white collar word you don’t have a direct relationship between how much effort or time you spent on an activity and the outcome you produce it doesn’t it’s not as strong as in the book of the word that’s why you can’t. Just measure time you can’t just say oh you spent five hours on outlook therefore you you send lots of emails no that doesn’t work instead the big leap that we have made is is to take the same kind of information and to produce a map or a set of sequences that will tell you if i have 50 different people in my team are they doing work one way. Or are they doing it 500 different ways so we therefore produce these sequences you can sort of think of it like dna sequencing what we have done is we’ve invented dna sequencing but for office work and it’s very powerful because it starts to tell you about variations in how we work and at the end of the day all of. What we do in white collar labor all of us myself included can be explained through variations and variances and that is the fundamental key innovation that we have made which at least as far as i know is is the breakthrough so in that sense it is a new uh way of thinking of work it’s a new software artifact sometimes it’s a new category. Of enterprise software as well um and so there’s a lot of educate education and evangelizing it so that we explained to many companies that we we are also doing to basically create awareness um we have had we have customers where they have scaled this to you know a few thousand users as well and so on within. Their organization more than the thousands of years they’ve scaled into hundreds of teams and that’s really important because that’s where you know this whole thing becomes very effective um so we’re seeing traction we’re seeing adoption and most importantly we are seeing customers realize the power of this data. Right on this very call then we are generating this digital footprint on this data by interacting with software how can your organization use this data to figure out how they can make your life easier right that’s the way they need to be thinking about your work as an example right and that’s the lens we’re trying to get everyone to. Appreciate um and we you know if and just to give you kind of um an analogy on facebook right the average user at least some published stats um the average user does about five interactions a day they you know comment on something like something and so on if you take the top six social media. Sites twitter etc and so on and assuming a person uses all six social media sites every day the most generous sense they will do 40 interactions you like you you tweet something you like some video and so on so forth but each day when each one of us office workers go to work we are generating 2800 interactions per person per day. That means each one of us generates 70 times more data in the office when we do our work compared to the top six social media sites on the planet now that is absolutely staggering 70 times more information and think how much the world the kinds of business models the kinds of companies the kinds. Of industries that have been created over the last 20 years just from these 40 interactions per user per day and that to me is a tremendously exciting it’s a meaningful you know to your earlier points of the humanities it’s not technology for the sake of technology it’s technology to change how we live think work work is a big part of. Our identity it’s part of our big sense of purpose our dignity how do we bring empathy to work with the end goal of being more productive obviously and that to me is what i you know if i’m fortunate enough i’d love to do for the rest of my life it seems like something meaningful to do and to give purpose in meaning to a lot of people. Um and so hopefully that answers your question it does but i do want to ask a little bit about your parents because you know i used to know your dad quite quite well back in the day and i wonder what kind of an influence he has been uh in your life and your mother as well i mean who’s a well-regarded author and he’s. Very successful person in her own right i mean who between the two whose influence has been greater in your life you would say um you know when i was younger certainly my father uh my father is a very strong personality of that and i know you and he know each other well he’s an extremely strong personality. Um and so he there’s a lot of his um you know things like discipline rigor hard work um core set of ideas and principles and idealism to live by i think these are all things i have either consciously or subconsciously absorbed from my father um but um later as i crossed my 30s i’ve. Realized that there are so many other aspects and of my life that i’ve either in bible i choose to buy more of from my mother her eternal sense of optimism her incredible ability to reinvent herself um and uh in her ability to always find a problem to find a solution sorry to almost any problem and to do it with joy. And positivity um and and so these are things i have you know more recently maybe the last 10 years or so learn to appreciate and i wish to learn more often be more like ask you about your brother-in-law briefly as well uh rohan because it’s not always that one asks about somebody in the family who is the prime minister. Of a different country but i mean i how how did you take it the news when it came and uh are you and your sister very proud of it i’m sure you are yeah i mean i think uh um we’re all very proud of both my brother-in-law and my sister and uh of them together as a team and and i think more than anything. Um is i think we just wish for him to do whatever best that he can for the people of his country um and to succeed in that mission um you know as you know we are not a family that understands politics all that well or we’ve not been politics and so he’s breaking new ground in in so many regards uh as you know in an. Extended sense and so we wish him well your parents must be proud to yeah they most certainly are and and uh you know and they also uh it is it is uh when we all met rishi before they got married i think he carries in him the same sort of sense of idealism um that is there’s a somebody who’s not. Asking in your family what is the most common trait and i think the most common trait in our family every family has different traits uh is idealism my father has a very strong sense of idealism in his own life my mother in her own life my sister and her own life and and certainly rich in his own life and so he talked about his sense of. Idealism and purpose and how he wants to do good for his country um this is long time ago you know even when they were students uh in when we met and so on so it’s great to see as an opportunity to in some sense fulfill that idealism and try and do something good for these people so and we’re hoping it’s to do that fairly well. I hear that i tell idealism in your voice too rohan and i’m sure you’ll make your parents very proud you must have already but i am sure you’ll make them even prouder in the years to come i mean it’s it’s very nice to hear the
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    US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects - Winona Daily News
    Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 00:00:05 PST (1 reads)
    College Guide Get local news delivered to your inbox! A police officer uses a robot to investigate a bomb threat in san francisco, on july 25, 2008. The liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots on tuesday, nov. 29, 2022, after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. File – san francisco police chief bill scott answers questions during a news conference on may 21, 2019, in san francisco. The liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots on tuesday, nov. 29, 2022, after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. A woman holds up a sign while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. Diana scott holds up a sign while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. People take part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. San francisco supervisor dean preston speaks at a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. Denise dorey, middle, reacts to speakers while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. A man writes on the sidewalk while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. San francisco (ap) — the unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. The san francisco board of supervisors voted 8-3 last tuesday to permit police to use robots armed with explosives in extreme situations where lives are at stake and no other alternative is available. The authorization comes as police departments across the u.S. Face increasing scrutiny for the use of militarized equipment and force amid a yearslong reckoning on criminal justice. A new california law requires police to inventory military-grade equipment such as flashbang grenades, assault rifles and armored vehicles, and seek approval from the public for their use. So far, police in just two california cities — san francisco and oakland — have publicly discussed the use of robots as part of that process. Around the country, police have used robots over the past decade to communicate with barricaded suspects, enter potentially dangerous spaces and, in rare cases, for deadly force. Dallas police became the first to kill a suspect with a robot in 2016, when they used one to detonate explosives during a standoff with a sniper who had killed five police officers and injured nine others. The recent san francisco vote has renewed a fierce debate over the ethics of using robots to kill a suspect — and the doors such policies might open. Largely, experts say, the use of such robots remains rare even as the technology advances. Michael white, a professor in the school of criminology and criminal justice at arizona state university, said even if robotics companies present deadlier options at tradeshows, it doesn’t mean police departments will buy them. White said companies made specialized claymores to end barricades and scrambled to equip body-worn cameras with facial recognition software, but departments didn’t want them. “It’s hard to say what will happen in the future, but i think weaponized robots very well could be the next thing that departments don’t want because communities are saying they don’t want them,” white said. San francisco official david chiu, who authored the california bill to inventory militarized equipment when he was in the state legislature, said communities deserve more transparency from law enforcement and to have a say in the equipment’s use. San francisco “just happened to be the city that tackled a topic that i certainly didn’t contemplate when the law was going through the process, and that dealt with the subject of so-called killer robots,” said chiu, now the city attorney. In 2013, police used a robot to lift a tarp as part of a manhunt for the boston marathon bombing suspect, finding him hiding underneath it. Three years later, dallas police officials sent a bomb disposal robot packed with explosives into an alcove of el centro college to end an hourslong standoff with sniper micah xavier johnson, who had opened fire on officers while a demonstration against police brutality was ending. Police detonated the explosives, killing the suspect. A grand jury declined charges against the officers, and then-dallas police chief david o. Brown was widely praised for his handling of the shooting and the standoff. “There was this spray of doom about how police departments were going to use robots in the six months after dallas,” said mark lomax, former executive director of the national tactical officers association. “But since then, i had not heard a lot about that platform being used to neutralize suspects … until the san francisco policy was in the news.” The question of potentially lethal robots has rarely cropped up in public discourse in california as more than 500 police and sheriffs departments seek approval for their military-grade weapons use policy. Oakland police abandoned the idea of arming robots with shotguns after public backlash, but will outfit them with pepper spray. Many policies are vague as to armed robots, and some departments may presume they have implicit permission to deploy them, said john lindsay-poland of the american friends service committee, a quaker organization, who has been monitoring implementation of the law. “I do think most departments are not prepared to use their robots for lethal force,” he said, “but if asked, i suspect there are other departments that would say ‘we want that authority.’” San francisco supervisor aaron peskin first proposed prohibiting police from using robot force against any person. While the department said it would not outfit robots with firearms, it wanted the option to attach explosives to breach barricades or disorient a suspect. The approved policy allows only a limited number of high-ranking officers to authorize use of robots as a deadly force — and only when lives are at stake and after exhausting alternative force or de-escalation tactics, or concluding they would not be able to subdue the suspect otherwise. San francisco police say the dozen functioning ground robots the department already has have never been used to deliver an explosive device, but are used to assess bombs or provide eyes in low-visibility situations. “We live in a time when unthinkable mass violence is becoming more commonplace. We need the option to be able to save lives in the event we have that type of tragedy in our city,” san francisco police chief bill scott said in a statement. Three city supervisors who felt otherwise joined dozens of protestors outside city hall on monday, the day before the board is set to take a second and final vote on the policy. The demonstrators held signs protesting the use of deadly robots and a large banner that read “we all saw that movie… no killer robots.” “There is no way that i am going to sit by silently and allow a policy as dangerous and reckless as this to be adopted and go into effect,” supervisor dean preston told the crowd. The los angeles police department does not have any weaponized robots or drones, said swat lt. Ruben lopez. He declined to detail why his department did not seek permission for armed robots, but confirmed they would need authorization to deploy one. “It’s a violent world, so we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” he said. There are often better options than robots if lethal force is needed, because bombs can create collateral damage to buildings and people, said lomax, the former head of the tactical officers group. “For a lot of departments, especially in populated cities, those factors are going to add too much risk,” he said. Last year, the new york police department returned a leased robotic dog sooner than expected after public backlash, indicating that civilians are not yet comfortable with the idea of machines chasing down humans. Police in maine have used robots at least twice to deliver explosives meant to take down walls or doors and bring an end to standoffs. In june 2018, in the tiny town of dixmont, maine, police had intended to use a robot to deliver a small explosive that would knock down an exterior wall, but instead collapsed the roof of the house. The man inside was shot twice after the explosion, survived and pleaded no contest to reckless conduct with a firearm. The state later settled his lawsuit against the police challenging that they used the explosives improperly. In april 2020, maine police used a small charge to blow a door off a home during a standoff. The suspect was fatally shot by police when he exited through the damaged doorway and fired a weapon. As of this week, the state attorney general’s office had not completed its review of the tactics used in the 2018 standoff, including the use of the explosive charge. A report on the 2020 incident only addressed the fatal gunfire. Lauer reported from philadelphia. Ap reporter david sharp contributed from portland, maine. Copyright 2022 the associated press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. Get local news delivered to your inbox! Word of anti-lockdown protests in china spread on domestic social media for a short period last weekend, thanks to a rare pause in the cat-and-mouse game that goes on between millions of chinese internet users and the country’s gargantuan censorship machine. Chinese authorities maintain a tight grip on the country’s internet via a complex, multi-layered censorship operation that blocks access to almost all foreign news and social media, and blocks topics and keywords considered politically sensitive or detrimental to the chinese communist party’s rule. Videos of or calls to protest are usually deleted immediately. But at moments of overwhelming public anger, experts said, the system can struggle to keep up. A former elections manager who prosecutors say assisted in a security breach of voting equipment in a colorado county has pleaded guilty under a plea agreement that requires her to testify against her former boss. Sandra brown entered her pleas wednesday. She is one of two employees accused of helping mesa county clerk tina peters allow a copy of a hard drive to be made during an update of election equipment last year in search of proof of the conspiracy theories spun by former president donald trump. She won’t be sentenced until right after she testifies at peters’ trial next year. Researchers at the university of texas at austin found that sharing articles on social media, whether we’ve read them or not, can make us think we know more about them than we actually do. Presidents joe biden and emmanuel macron have vowed to maintain a united front against russia amid growing worries about waning support for ukraine in the u.S. And europe. Biden on thursday also signaled that he may be willing to tweak aspects of his signature climate legislation that have raised concerns with france and other european allies. While biden honored macron with a fancy state dinner thursday evening, the glamour and pomp of the visit has been shadowed by macron’s criticism of biden’s climate legislation and the challenges both leaders face amid the mounting costs of keeping military and economic aid flowing to kyiv. The united states’ newest nuclear stealth bomber has made its public debut after years of secret development. The new bomber is part of the pentagon’s answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with china. The b-21 raider is the first new american bomber aircraft built in more than 30 years. The pentagon provided the public its first glimpse of the raider at an invitation-only event in palmdale, california, on friday. Defense secretary lloyd austin calls it “the embodiment of america’s determination to defend the republic that we all love.” Falls church, virginia-based northrop grumman is building the raider, which will take its first flight next year. New electric vehicle models from multiple automakers are starting to chip away at tesla’s dominance of the u.S. Ev market, according to national vehicle registration data. But numbers collected by s&p global mobility show that tesla still controlled about 65% of the growing electric vehicle market during the first nine months of this year. And the competitors made gains in the sticker price range below $50,000, where tesla barely competes. S&p said evs have picked up 2.4 percentage points of u.S. Market share this year, growing to 5.2% of all light vehicle registrations. Of the 525,000 electric vehicles registered during the first nine months of the year, about 340,000, were teslas. Asian shares are trading mostly higher as market jitters decline over protests in china set off by growing public anger over covid-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in australia, south korea and china, while shares fell in japan. Oil prices fell. Japanese government data showed that the unemployment rate for october was unchanged from september at 2.6%, while the available jobs per job seeker increased. China’s economy has been stifled by a “zero covid” policy which includes lockdowns that continually threaten the global supply chain. Stocks fell broadly on wall street. Republican joe kent’s campaign says it intends to request a machine ballot recount of all counties within southwest washington state’s 3rd congressional district. The columbian reports a statement from kent’s campaign friday says they believe a second tabulation is in order because of the close margin between the two campaigns, technical issues with the signature verifications software, and the obligation they have to supporters to ensure certainty about the outcome. The kent campaign didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request to clarify its signature verification software concern. Democrat marie gluesenkamp perez pulled off a victory against kent, a far-right “america first” ex-green beret who was endorsed by former president donald trump. President joe biden is trying to allay concerns raised by french president emmanuel macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in north america. But a dispute with europe over the landmark law persists. Biden acknowledged on thursday that the law contains “glitches” but said “there are tweaks we can make” to satisfy france and other european allies. Macron, who spoke with biden at the white house, has made clear that he and other european leaders are concerned about incentives in the law, known as the inflation reduction act, that favor clean energy technology made in north america, including electric vehicles. Tennessee gov. Bill lee is considering introducing express toll lanes on highways and tripling a fee for electric car owners as he looks for ways to pay for tens of billions of dollars in roadway projects. The republican is just as adamant about what he won’t do. He doesn’t want to raise gas taxes, add fully tolled roads, or issue debt to fund roads. With tennessee’s rapid growth and truck traffic, state transportation officials say $26 billion in projects are needed to address worsening congestion. Lawmakers would need to sign off on letting private companies build the express toll lanes. They also would need to approve increasing the electric vehicle fee from $100 to $300. A police officer uses a robot to investigate a bomb threat in san francisco, on july 25, 2008. The liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots on tuesday, nov. 29, 2022, after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. File – san francisco police chief bill scott answers questions during a news conference on may 21, 2019, in san francisco. The liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots on tuesday, nov. 29, 2022, after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. A woman holds up a sign while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. Diana scott holds up a sign while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. People take part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. San francisco supervisor dean preston speaks at a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. Denise dorey, middle, reacts to speakers while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. A man writes on the sidewalk while taking part in a demonstration about the use of robots by the san francisco police department outside of city hall in san francisco, monday, dec. 5, 2022. The unabashedly liberal city of san francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots this week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. Source
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    Letters from surviving roommates read at church memorial service for slain Unive
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    College Guide Video above: father of victim in university of idaho murders speaks out at a memorial service for four university of idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month, a pastor from an idaho church read aloud letters from the surviving roommates, recalling their memories of their friends and sharing their sadness. advertisement the service held friday in post falls, idaho, was organized because the families have requested that this be a time to bring closure for the community, according to the facebook event page. its been more than three weeks since the four students were found murdered in a shared home, and police have not identified a suspect or found the murder weapon , believed to be a knife. during the live-streamed service, a pastor for real life ministries read letters from the two surviving roommates, who police say were home when kaylee goncalves, 21; madison mogen, 21; xana kernodle, 20; and kernodles boyfriend, ethan chapin, 20, were killed. police have not released the names of the surviving roommates and cnn has not reported their names until now, when they were publicly identified in the letters read by the pastor. one of the surviving roommates, dylan mortensen, wrote that kernodle was the life of the party but also strong, intelligent, hardworking and a beautiful person. chapin was sweet and loving to kernodle and also like an older brother to her, she wrote. investigators still believe idaho college students killings were targeted, police say video below: church holds memorial service for slain university of idaho students mortensen called mogen and goncalves the inseparable duo who were like second moms to her, teaching her a lot about responsibility but also leading a happy life, according to the letter read by the pastor. my life was greatly impacted to have known these four beautiful people, the pastor read in mortensens letter. My people who changed my life in so many ways and made me so happy. I know it will be hard to not have the four of them in our lives, but i know xana, ethan, maddie and kaylee would want us to live life and be happy and they would want us to celebrate their lives. bethany funke, the other surviving roommate, wrote goncalves was one of the funniest people shed ever known, sweet and giving and determined. university of idaho students return to campus from break with still no arrest in quadruple killings she said chapin had the brightest most fun personality, that she was always impressed by kernodle who was loving, fun, energetic, funny, passionate, and that chapin and kernodles relationship made people believe in true love. funke wrote that she always looked up to mogen, who gave her the best advice and was always willing to help. Mogen made her life better by being her friend, she said. dozens of local, state and federal investigators are working to find the murderer , and they are starting to receive forensic testing results from the crime scene, law enforcement experts told cnn. in a saturday update, the moscow police department said it has received more than 2,640 emails to a tip web address, more than 2,770 phone tips and more than 1,000 submissions to an fbi link. investigators have collected more than 110 pieces of physical evidence and roughly 4,000 crime scene photos. unsolved killings of 4 university of idaho students fuel online sleuths video below: family holds memorial for slain idaho student as police search for answers in quadruple killing the murders have unnerved the town of 26,000 residents, which had not recorded a murder since 2015. The four victims were likely stabbed multiple times in their sleep just days before thanksgiving break, police have said. the victims families and the public in general have criticized investigators for releasing little information, but police say releasing any premature hint to the public about a suspect or the various leads police are following can cause the case to fall apart . police have ruled out as suspects the two surviving roommates who were in the house at the time of the killings and other people inside the house when the 911 call was made. The person who made the 911 call alerting authorities to the home after the killings has not been identified. authorities say theyve received thousands of tips regarding 4 slain university of idaho students family holds memorial for slain idaho student as police search for answers in quadruple killing good housekeeping 35 best frozen toys and gifts for kids this winter season 35 best stocking stuffers for kids under $20 60 best white elephant gifts worth fighting for in 2022 85 best stocking stuffer ideas that wont break the bank
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    Trial begins for former Texas officer who shot Black woman through a window in h
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    College Guide © provided by nbc news the fatal shooting of a texas woman by a police officer through a window at her home was “an unjustifiable act that never should’ve happened,” prosecutors said monday during opening statements in the former officers murder trial. aaron dean, a white former fort worth police officer, is on trial in the 2019 killing of atatiana jefferson , a 28-year-old black woman who was playing video games at home with her 8-year-old nephew. this is not a case about a drug deal gone bad or a robbery, tarrant county prosecutor ashlea deener said monday in opening statements. This is a case about a fort worth police officer, a stranger to atatiana, who shot through the back of her bedroom window in the middle of the night when she was in her home and should have been safe. dean fatally shot jefferson after a concerned neighbor noticed a door had been left ajar and called a nonemergency police line. Jefferson, according to court documents, was up late that night playing video games and caring for her 8-year-old nephew, zion carr. According to police and body camera footage, dean failed to identify himself before firing his weapon and striking jefferson. dean pleaded not guilty monday to the murder charge. during opening arguments, prosecutors said dean shot jefferson through the window into her chest “not a second” after shouting, “put your hands up! Show me your hands!” dean fired his weapon so quickly that jefferson did not have time to process and follow the commands, deener said. zion, who is now 11, testified monday that the screen doors were open after he and his aunt burned hamburgers they had planned to eat for dinner. The two then continued to play video games into the night. zion said his aunt pulled out her gun and kept it at her side after hearing noises outside, both of them unaware police had been called to the home. the boy said he did not see or hear anything outside, but his aunt speculated the noises may have come from a raccoon. zion said he saw his aunt fall to the ground and begin “crying and shaking.” He was afraid, he testified, and wasn’t sure whether he was dreaming. on cross-examination, deans lawyers questioned whether zion had told a child case worker after the shooting that jefferson had raised her gun toward the window. at issue in the trial is whether dean saw jeffersons gun and whether he believed it was pointed at him. Prosecutors said monday that evidence will show he did not see the gun in her hand. this is not a circumstance where they’re staring at the barrel of a gun and he had to defend himself against that person, or to protect his partner, deener said. The evidence will support he did not see the gun in her hand. This is not a justification. This is not a self-defense case. This is murder. deans attorney, miles brissette, said during opening statements that dean saw a gun being raised, gave the command and fired. in that window he sees a silhouette, he said. He doesn’t know if it’s a male or female; he doesn’t know the racial makeup of the silhouette. He sees it, he sees the green laser and the gun come up on him. He takes a half-step back, gives a command and fires his weapon. brissette said dean reacted the way he did because of the information given to the officers when they responded to the call. He said dean and another officer were treating the situation as an “open structure,” not a wellness check, and thus did not announce their presence. jeffersons death echoes that of breonna taylor, a 26-year-old black woman fatally shot by police in march 2020 in her louisville, kentucky, apartment. Both shootings led to widespread criticism and prompted calls for police accountability and racial justice in law enforcement. dean, who resigned from the fort worth police department prior to his arrest, was indicted by a texas grand jury in december 2019 on a murder charge. jefferson graduated from xavier university with a degree in chemistry. She returned home after college to help family with health issues and was planning to attend medical school. this article was originally published on nbcnews.Com go to msn home
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