Caravan supporters arrive in San Diego after 144 mile march from Los

first_img April 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAs part of an effort to welcome and express solidarity with the Refugee Caravan arriving at the San Ysidro Port of Entry this weekend, activists from all over the country initiated a 144-mile, 8-day march by foot that began in Los Angeles on April 22 and will conclude on Sunday April 29th.Known as the March Without Borders, this procession of more than 20 full-time caravaners has already passed through Orange County and entered into San Diego County as of Thursday.In the words of María, a March Without Borders participant from Boston, “the fight of refugees is my fight: as an undocumented immigrant in this country, I know how much feeling supported can uplift your spirit in a time when we are under attack. As Trump meets the refugees with guns and terror, we will meet the refugees with open and fearless hearts. Su lucha es mi lucha.”The March Without Borders madee a stop at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park for a press conference on Saturday at 1:00 pm. From there, they marched to Chicano Park for a rally and be greeted by our communities. John Soderman, Posted: April 28, 2018 John Soderman Caravan supporters arrive in San Diego after 144 mile march from Los Angeles Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Man Who Stuffed Lubbock Womans Body Into Luggage Set To Die

first_imgTwitter via @KCBD11Rosendo Rodriguez, III also known as the suitcase killer.Attorneys for a condemned Texas inmate who became known as the “suitcase killer” looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution set for Tuesday evening for the slaying of a 29-year-old Lubbock woman whose battered, naked body was stuffed into a new piece of luggage and tossed in the trash.Rosendo Rodriguez III, who turned 38 Monday, also confessed to killing a 16-year-old Lubbock girl and similarly disposing her body in the trash in a suitcase.He’d be the fourth inmate executed this year in Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state.Workers at the city landfill in September 2005 spotted and then opened the suitcase, discovering the corpse of Summer Baldwin, who was 10 weeks pregnant. Detectives used a barcode label sewn to the luggage to establish it was purchased a day earlier at a Walmart, and debit card records and store surveillance video identified the buyer as Rodriguez, a Marine reservist from San Antonio who’d been in Lubbock for training that included martial arts combat.He was convicted and sentenced to die for raping and killing Baldwin. Court records show Rodriguez also was linked to at least five other sexual assaults and confessed to killing Joanna Rogers, the 16-year-old missing for a year when her mummified remains were found inside a suitcase at the city garbage dump.Rodriguez’s lawyers said lower courts improperly turned down appeals that focused on the medical examiner’s trial testimony about Baldwin’s autopsy and her injuries.In a filing Monday to the Supreme Court, attorney Seth Kretzer said the justices were his “last hope” to show Rodriguez was innocent and get a hearing related to a recent disclosure of the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit — which attorneys said previously was unknown to them — that alleged the coroner delegated some duties to unqualified underlings. That practice raised questions about “the credibility and admissibility of the medical examiner’s testimony in this case,” Kretzer said.Assistant Texas Attorney General Tomee Heining said the high court appeal was improper, untimely and meritless, and “nothing more than a last-ditch effort” to undermine scientific findings that were unfavorable for Rodriguez.The lawsuit involved a dismissed former employee who didn’t start work until years after Rodriguez went to trial. The settlement included a statement that there was no reason to question the scientific validity of findings or opinions made by the medical examiner’s office, according to prosecutors. Court records showed the medical examiner personally conducted Baldwin’s autopsy.Records also described the mother of four as a prostitute.Rodriguez lived in San Antonio with his parents and was arrested there days after Baldwin’s body was discovered. Three weeks later, he gave Lubbock police a statement saying he killed her in self-defense when she pulled a knife on him after the two had consensual sex on Sept. 12, 2005, at a hotel room.Testimony at his 2008 trial showed Baldwin had about 50 blunt force wounds and may have been alive when she was folded into the suitcase and tossed into a trash bin. The contents subsequently wound up at the city dump.Jurors who convicted Rodriguez of capital murder heard from five women, including his high school girlfriend, who testified he raped them. Jurors also heard about his confession to killing Rogers, the 16-year-old Lubbock girl he initially met in an online chat room.“He’s really good at killing people,” Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell, who prosecuted Rodriguez, said Monday. “Very calm, very calculated.“Women were terrified of him. He used his charm and good looks and status for a long time to victimize women,” Powell said. “In this case, the right guy is getting the appropriate punishment.” Sharelast_img read more

UPDATE 60 Killed In Gaza US at UN Israel Acted With Restraint

first_imgU.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that Israel had acted with “restraint” in its deadly confrontation with Palestinians at the Gaza border, while Kuwait’s ambassador urged the U.N. Security Council to offer protection to unarmed Palestinians.After ambassadors joined in a moment of silence for the more than 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the bloodiest day in Gaza since a 2014 war, divisions among council members quickly re-emerged.Haley said Israel was facing Hamas extremists who incited people who lobbed flaming objects toward the Israeli side of the border fence and urged protest marchers to breach it.“Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border? No one would,” she said. “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”Haley also insisted the violence had nothing to do with the opening of a U.S. embassy in contested Jerusalem, saying that Gaza’s Hamas rulers have been inciting violence there for years. Palestinians condemned the embassy opening as taking Israel’s side in their conflict.__________One day after Israeli forces fired on protesters and killed 60 Palestinians along the Gaza border, the U.N.’s human rights commissioner says that those who were shot included women, children, journalists, first responders and bystanders.“We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.While acknowledging that some Palestinian demonstrators tried to damage the barbed wire fence that separates Gaza from Israel, Colville said that in the commissioner’s view, attempts to cross or damage a fence “do not amount to a threat to life or serious injury and are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition.”Lethal force, he said, should only be a measure of last resort.The violence exploded Monday, as Israel celebrated the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem, a city that is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians, and the status of which has long been regarded by America’s biggest allies as an issue best resolved in multilateral peace talks. The U.S. has formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — another step it had long avoided taking.At least 40,000 Palestinians gathered to protest, according to an estimate from the Israel Defense Forces, which says, “Hamas is coercing Gazans to risk their lives.” More protests are expected Tuesday.– / 20The military dropped leaflets in the area, telling people to stay away from the security fence on the eastern half of the Gaza Strip. The Defense Forces have accused Iran of giving $100 to people who will approach and attempt to harm the Gaza barrier.Israeli forces responded to the large gatherings at or near the fence with tear gas, plastic bullets and live ammunition. Protesters were seen throwing Molotov cocktails, flying kites with flaming devices attached and hurling stones. The military also said it killed three Palestinians who had been trying to plant an explosive along the fence.In addition to their anger over the controversial embassy move, Palestinians also demonstrated in anticipation of Tuesday’s commemoration of the day they call Nakba, or day of catastrophe, when the creation of Israel 70 years ago turned more than 700,000 Palestinians into refugees.The confluence of events led to split-screen coverage of Monday’s embassy unveiling, with U.S. guests led by President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, smiling and celebrating inside the embassy as, along the Gaza border, black smoke billowed from burning tires and gunshots rang out in what an IDF spokesperson called a day of “unprecedented violence.”One day later, the first Palestinian funerals have been held and Gaza’s medical facilities are stretched to their limit, having coped with 2,771 injuries. Of that number, 1,359 wounds were from live bullets, the Gaza Health Ministry said.The violence capped weeks of protests by Palestinians, who began demonstrating against Israel’s blockade of Gaza back in March.In that time, as Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports, “Hamas and the other resistance movements in Gaza refrained from launching rockets into Israel. No Israeli soldier or resident was injured. Israel, on the other hand, acted against the unarmed demonstrators with sniper fire, live fire that killed and maimed.”The newspaper made those remarks in its lead editorial Tuesday, titled “Stop the Bloodbath.”Michael Lynk, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory, says Israel is guilty of “blatant excessive use of force,” in breach of international human rights laws.Saying Israel was denying rights of expression and assembly, Lynk issued a statement on Tuesday calling for “true accountability for those in military and political command who have ordered or allowed this force to be once again employed at the Gaza fence.”Israeli officials say that Hamas has used the protests to cover terrorist activities and to distract Palestinians from its “failures as a governing body.”Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar has joined at least one of the weekly protests against the blockade; he was seen again on Monday. His public appearances prompted new comments from Israeli Public Defense Minister Gilad Erdan, who told the Ynet News site, “We need to go back to targeted killings, and they need to go back to hiding underground and fearing for their lives, not organizing the masses to carry out terror attacks.”Erdan said, “It’s time for the heads of Hamas to pay a personal price for organizing these terror attacks.”On Monday afternoon, the White House blamed the death toll on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.Principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said, “Hamas bears the responsibility,” adding, “Look, this is a propaganda attempt. I mean, this is a gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt. I think the Israeli government has spent weeks trying to handle this without violence, and we find it very unfortunate.”Shah reiterated the White House’s position that Israel has the right to defend itself.When asked about possible peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians — and the timing of the most recent White House contact with Palestinian leaders — Shah said, “Well, I don’t honestly have an answer for you on that. I’ll get back to you.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/ReutersPalestinian demonstrators run or take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces at the Israel-Gaza border. Sharelast_img read more

The cruelty of algorithms Heartbreaking open letter criticizes tech companies for showing

first_img2018 has thrown up a huge range of examples of the unintended consequences of algorithms. From the ACLU’s research in July which showed how the algorithm in Amazon’s facial recognition software incorrectly matched images of congress members with mugshots, to the same organization’s sexist algorithm used in the hiring process, this has been a year where the damage that algorithms can cause has become apparent. But this week, an open letter by Gillian Brockell, who works at The Washington Post, highlighted the traumatic impact algorithmic personalization can have. In it, Brockell detailed how personalized ads accompanied her pregnancy, and speculated how the major platforms that dominate our digital lives. “…I bet Amazon even told you [the tech companies to which the letter is addressed] my due date… when I created an Amazon registry,” she wrote. But she went on to explain how those very algorithms were incapable of processing the tragic death of her unborn baby, blind to the grief that would unfold in the aftermath. “Did you not see the three days silence, uncommon for a high frequency user like me”. But Brockell’s grief was compounded by the way those companies continued to engage with her through automated messaging. She explained that although she clicked the “It’s not relevant to me” option those ads offer users, this only led algorithms to ‘decide’ that she had given birth, offering deals on strollers and nursing bras. As Brockell notes in her letter, stillbirths aren’t as rare as many think, with 26,000 happening in the U.S. alone every year. This fact only serves to emphasise the empathetic blind spots in the way algorithms are developed. “If you’re smart enough to realize that I’m pregnant, that I’ve given birth, then surely you’re smart enough to realize my baby died.” Brockell’s open letter garnered a lot of attention on social media, to such an extent that a number of the companies at which Brockell had directed her letter responded. Speaking to CNBC, a Twitter spokesperson said, “We cannot imagine the pain of those who have experienced this type of loss. We are continuously working on improving our advertising products to ensure they serve appropriate content to the people who use our services.” Meanwhile, a Facebook advertising executive, Rob Goldman responded, “I am so sorry for your loss and your painful experience with our products.” He also explained how these ads could be blocked. “We have a setting available that can block ads about some topics people may find painful — including parenting. It still needs improvement, but please know that we’re working on it & welcome your feedback.” Experian did not respond to requests for comment. However, even after taking Goldman’s advice, Brockell revealed she was then shown adoption adverts: “It crossed the line from marketing into Emotional Stalking,” said one Twitter user. While the political impact of algorithms has led to sustained commentary and criticism in 2018, this story reveals the personal impact algorithms can have. It highlights that as artificial intelligence systems become more and more embedded in everyday life, engineers will need an acute sensitivity and attention to detail to the potential use cases and consequences that certain algorithms may have. You can read Brockell’s post on Twitter. Read Next Facebook’s artificial intelligence research team, FAIR, turns five. But what are its biggest accomplishments? FAT Conference 2018 Session 3: Fairness in Computer Vision and NLP FAT Conference 2018 Session 4: Fair Classificationlast_img read more

AirlinePros is named Ukraine Internationals new GSA in Canada

first_imgAirlinePros is named Ukraine International’s new GSA in Canada Share TORONTO — Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), which recently launched nonstop service between Toronto and Kiev, has appointed AirlinePros as its GSA in Canada.AirlinePros will be responsible for managing the airline’s commercial affairs, including marketing and business development in Canada.“We are extremely honoured that UIA has expressed full confidence in all that AirlinePros can offer to support UIA’s online flight operations,” said James W. foster, AirlinePros Chairman and Founder. “Our experienced Canadian sales team, with their strong links and access to Canada’s travel industry members, will help ensure we provide the necessary commercial support towards the success of Ukraine International’s operations in Canada.”Karl Müller, AirlinePros Canada Director, added: “UIA’s flights offer Canadian travellers access to the Ukraine capital Kiev, with easy onward connectivity to Ukraine International’s extensive route network across Asia, the Middle East and Eurasia.”UIA operates three times weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, by wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes. Flight duration from Toronto to Kiev is 9 hours 50 minutes while the return is approximately 10 hours 15 minutes. Friday, June 22, 2018 Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Kiev, Toronto, Ukraine International Airlines << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more