Essential Duties – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:46:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Essential Duties – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ 32 32 Government decides to ban the import of luxury items to solve economic problems https://911policeaidfoundation.org/government-decides-to-ban-the-import-of-luxury-items-to-solve-economic-problems/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:46:00 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/government-decides-to-ban-the-import-of-luxury-items-to-solve-economic-problems/ ISLAMABAD: The federal government decided on Wednesday to impose a comprehensive ban on the import of unnecessary and luxury items amid the continued depreciation of the rupee and a troubling economic crisis in order to address the country’s troubling economic difficulties . The decision was taken during a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of […]]]>

ISLAMABAD: The federal government decided on Wednesday to impose a comprehensive ban on the import of unnecessary and luxury items amid the continued depreciation of the rupee and a troubling economic crisis in order to address the country’s troubling economic difficulties .

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during which the country’s economic situation was reviewed.

The prime minister said precious foreign currency would not be spent on importing unnecessary and luxury items. He said a ban must be imposed on the import of non-essential items that are not used by the common man.

The sources said the Prime Minister has banned the import of luxury vehicles and other non-essential items, including cosmetics, for which instructions have also been issued. They added that the decision had been taken by the Prime Minister due to the worsening trade deficit and after holding a consultative meeting with his coalition partners, it was decided that the government would take tough decisions to stabilize the economy. The decision would be important to control the flight of the dollar.

According to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) sources, a proposal to increase duties on the following items has been submitted: statutory duties on machinery will be increased by 10% and household appliances by 50%; regulations on power-generating machinery will increase by 30%; regulatory obligation on steel products to be increased by 10%; duties on cars over 1,000cc are to be increased by 100% and 30% ACD; 40% increase in regulatory duties on ceramics

The government plans to double the regulatory duty on the importation of mobile phones. The new duties will vary between Rs6,000 and Rs44,000 on the import of a single device, sources said.

Five tax bands are described for the fee structure. The mobile set of Rs3,000 on a valuation of $30-100 the right is offered at Rs6,ooo, the mobile set of Rs7,500 on a valuation of $101-200 the right is offered at Rs15,ooo, on the mobile set of Rs11,000 on a valuation of $201-350, the right is offered at Rs22ooo; on the mobile set of Rs15,000 on a valuation of $351 to $500, the right is offered at Rs30,000; and on the moving set of Rs22,000 on a valuation over $500, the duty is offered at Rs44,000.

The business community had also urged the government to immediately curb the import of luxury goods as the country heads towards economic chaos.

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Looking Inside: Investigative Report on Photos of Former Senator Groene https://911policeaidfoundation.org/looking-inside-investigative-report-on-photos-of-former-senator-groene/ Mon, 16 May 2022 01:19:57 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/looking-inside-investigative-report-on-photos-of-former-senator-groene/ A closer look at the investigation into the photographs of a former senator Mike Groene’s legislative aide shows that there were more fallout than explosives in his wrongdoings. The inquest concluded that Groene had done nothing illegal, but called his behavior rude and bizarre. Lincoln labor attorney Tara Paulson led the investigation under the direction […]]]>

A closer look at the investigation into the photographs of a former senator Mike Groene’s legislative aide shows that there were more fallout than explosives in his wrongdoings.

The inquest concluded that Groene had done nothing illegal, but called his behavior rude and bizarre.

Lincoln labor attorney Tara Paulson led the investigation under the direction of the legislature’s executive committee.

As previously reported, Groene staff member Kristina Konecko discovered the photos on her laptop while on duty. One of his tasks was to clean Groene’s computer.

Konecko found the photos at different times, starting in January and for a few weeks. The investigation report doesn’t say how many photos were found, but it was enough for Konecko to file a workplace harassment complaint in early February.

There was talk of an informal settlement, but that didn’t happen.

Groene’s term in the legislature was in its final months. According to the report, as the aide considered the informal resolution, he filed on Feb. 15 to run for a seat on the University of Nebraska Regents, NU’s board of trustees.

That filing upset the aide, who felt Groene was not taking the informal resolution process seriously enough, according to the report. Thus, the informal settlement was rejected and the matter was formally investigated in its own right.

It was the end of politics for Groene. Rather than withstand public controversy, he resigned from the legislature on February 21. He also gave up the candidacy for a seat of regent.

He said he was quitting politics altogether. He told the Newsletter he wasn’t even going to read the news anymore.

The resignation created an upheaval in local politics. Governor Pete Ricketts quickly asked five potential replacements to come to Lincoln for interviews. Three of them were candidates who had previously applied for the seat. One of the other interviewees was Mike Jacobson, who was appointed to the position a few days later.

The assistant had worked for Groene on and off since 2015. She said Groene never made her feel uncomfortable until she found the photos in late January and early February. She said she was shocked to find them.

Groene apparently took the photos with his cell phone without his knowledge, then saved them to his computer and transferred them to more personal folders. Despite suspicions to the contrary, investigators have found no evidence the photos were ever shared with anyone else.

When the assistant discovered them, she simmered for a while. Then she contacted the Legislative Affirmative Action Officer on February 4. The executive committee of the legislature – the committee responsible for these matters – was quickly informed.

The Executive Committee’s legal advisor came to Groene’s office to look at the photos on the laptop. Groene was absent from the office; he was not at work that day.

On February 7, as mutually agreed, the assistant did not come to work. She did not return until February 25.

Dan Hughes

On February 9, Executive Committee Chairman Dan Hughes and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mike Hilgers met with Groene to discuss the complaint. Groene allowed the legislature’s IT staff to search his phone and laptops.

The following day, Hughes and the executive committee’s legal counsel proposed an informal resolution to both parties, in accordance with the aide’s desired handling of the matter. One of the stipulations was that Groene would delete all photos.

On February 11, the IT department searched Groene’s phone and laptops. The report doesn’t specify what, if anything, they found, but another section of the report says Groene quickly deleted the photos.

By then, the aide had told friends and family about the photos, and word began circulating in the capital building. On February 15, the Nebraska Sunrise News, an online newspaper, contacted help and asked about it. She told the reporter what had happened.

On February 18, Groene responded publicly, saying he was resigning. He told the Newsletter that he would give up politics altogether, and that the best way for him to do that would be to quit “cold turkey”. He gave the Legislative Assembly his formal notice of resignation the following business day, February 21.

Some of the photos, or the computer file folders containing the photos, were named on Groene’s computer. Many of the names are a hodgepodge of letters – apparently Groene’s creations. Only a few are recognizable, including Camel, Pageboy, Blonde, Legs and Rear Tight, according to the report. Unrecognizable names include “Inmd pic” and “Inmdsm”.

Later, after the investigation was completed and the report was released, veteran Legislature reporter Fred Knapp of Nebraska Public Media (formerly Nebraska Public Radio) asked Groene about the “tight back” name.

Groene replied that the name indicated that the pants were too tight.

As part of the investigation, 10 people likely to be aware of the situation were interviewed. None of them knew about the photos until news of the complaint started making the rounds in the legislature.

Witnesses said Groene treated everyone the same in the office, although he could be rude. They said the relationship between Groene and the assistant was more like a father than a daughter.

As word of the complaint began to spread, Groene told a few nearby workers that he had made a mistake taking the photos and wanted the complaint to go away. He said he had already cleaned them from his cell phone and laptops.

Paulson found that Groene did not sexually harass the aide, or create a hostile work environment based on gender.

Paulson said when the assistant found the photos, Groene pulled them down as soon as he was approached, never denying that he had taken them.

The investigator also found that Senator Hughes followed proper standards in conducting the investigation.

All the evidence is not there yet. The Nebraska State Patrol is running a parallel investigation and the NSP has Groene’s laptop. Paulson reserved the right to reopen his investigation once the laptop becomes available.

The report also contains recommendations for the Legislative Assembly’s policies on workplace harassment. The recommendations will be considered by senators before the next session.

They include:

• Consolidate all human resources functions into a single office that would serve senators’ employees as well as employees of the entire legislature — pages, sergeants, computer specialists and others.

• Continue regular training of all employees and senators on sexual harassment.

• Give employees paid time off if they file a workplace harassment complaint.

• Make it clear that electronic devices, including backup files, may be searched as part of an investigation.

• Clarify that the “lawful use” of electronic devices for senators and staff is the performance of legislative duties as well as narrowly defined “essential personal business”, and that senators and staff should not expect complete confidentiality of information on these devices.

Senator Anna Wishart, a member of the Legislatures Executive Committee and a former legislative staffer herself, thanked Konecko “for having the courage to speak out on this issue.”

“It is clear that we still have a lot of work to do to improve our culture and work environment in the Legislative Assembly.” Wishart said.

(This report was first published in the Newsletters April 27 print edition.)


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Two California Air National Guard Space Squadrons Support US Space Force > Air National Guard > Article View https://911policeaidfoundation.org/two-california-air-national-guard-space-squadrons-support-us-space-force-air-national-guard-article-view/ Sat, 14 May 2022 00:33:23 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/two-california-air-national-guard-space-squadrons-support-us-space-force-air-national-guard-article-view/ Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. — “Welcome to Space Country” greets base visitors arriving through Vandenberg’s main gate. Located on California’s central coast, Vandenberg SFB is home to a variety of space operations, both military and civilian, and is known to light up the night sky during a launch. Two California Air National […]]]>

Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. — “Welcome to Space Country” greets base visitors arriving through Vandenberg’s main gate. Located on California’s central coast, Vandenberg SFB is home to a variety of space operations, both military and civilian, and is known to light up the night sky during a launch.

Two California Air National Guard units also call Space Country “home” while performing tasks that directly support the nation’s space mission and defense. The 148th Space Operations Squadron (SOPS) and 216th Space Control Squadron (SPCS) are both part of the 195th Wing – an Air Guard wing with a unique mix of missions encompassing space, cyberspace, military intelligence and combat communications.

The 148th SOPS performs 24/7 command and control of the constellation of Milstar and Advanced EHF satellites, a mission system that provides the most secure communications networks for the highest levels of the Department of Defense, including the President of the United States and combat commanders around the globe.

“We [the 148th] make sure all equipment with the Milstar is working properly,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Herrera, a radio frequency technician with the 148th SOPS. “For any kind of radio frequency that goes up to the satellites, we make sure the signal is secure and all the equipment on the ground is working properly as a unit.”

They’re an essential part of the mission because if the equipment isn’t working properly, space operators aren’t able to do their jobs and people downstream won’t have secure communications, Herrera said.

“The 216th SPCS is one of five Space Electromagnetic Warfare (Space EW) units that rapidly deploy to nearly anywhere in the world to provide flexible space-based capabilities in a tactical environment to support global and theatrical campaigns,” said the 2nd Lt. Soren Dietrichson, a space operations officer with the 216th SPCS. “For the 216th and space control squadrons in general, our mission is offensive and defensive space control in space. Basically, we ensure that our fighters and geographic fighter commanders have access to space communications and deny our adversaries the same [access].”

More and more, the space becomes more and more contested, Dietrichson said.

The US Space Force was created on December 20, 2019, when the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, creating the first new branch of the armed forces in 73 years to meet a need for military service focused solely on the pursuit of space superiority.

“With the technology that our adversaries are building, it’s important for us to have a separate branch to ensure funds are allocated directly to [the] space [mission]”Herrera said. “We see that their technology is getting more and more advanced and that our assets in space need more protection. Having a space force is important to maintaining our dominance in space in the future.

Without the presence of the Guard, there would be a critical void that would exist in the support needed for combatants in this area, Dietrichson said.

“The preponderance of the total force trained for our specialty (approximately 60%) falls under the Air National Guard,” Dietrichson said. “In our ranks are people who bring invaluable and relevant expertise through their work for civilian employers and their graduate education. They all offer unique experiences and perspectives that allow our unit to perform at an exceptionally high level. »

The 148th and 216th still operate as part of the Air National Guard, supporting both state activations and federal missions, and continue to be ready for activation at a moment’s notice.

“The Guard brings value to the space mission with continuity, expertise and reliability,” Dietrichson said. “Knowing that you have people who have been there for many years in a way that you couldn’t have anywhere else in this set of missions, makes the Guard an essential part of what we do in space in general. .”



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Overnight closures of the M80 road have been reported – and they will last until Friday 20 May. https://911policeaidfoundation.org/overnight-closures-of-the-m80-road-have-been-reported-and-they-will-last-until-friday-20-may/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:17:12 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/overnight-closures-of-the-m80-road-have-been-reported-and-they-will-last-until-friday-20-may/ Register to our GlasgowWorld Today newsletter By Clare Grant Traffic Scotland told the Cumbernauld News that carriageway closures are necessary to keep road workers as well as motorists safe during essential maintenance work, which may also require drivers to use some planning. It will also allow a number of different activities to be carried out […]]]>

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Traffic Scotland told the Cumbernauld News that carriageway closures are necessary to keep road workers as well as motorists safe during essential maintenance work, which may also require drivers to use some planning.

It will also allow a number of different activities to be carried out at the same time on one of Scotland’s busiest roads.

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The works will include inspections, LED lighting upgrade works, street lighting works and cyclical maintenance tasks including pavement sweeping, litter pick-up and general inspections for s to ensure that the highway remains in a safe operating condition.

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The work, which started in Hornshill at the M80/M73 junction, is due to take place each night from 8pm to 6am.

And they will stop ending in the Robroyston area on Friday, May 20.

The Low Wood area will also finally be served from today (May 11).

Signed diversions will be put in place each night, as needed.

There will be no traffic restrictions during the day with these times.

Commenting on the work, Carnie Morrison, Managing Director of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited, said: “This essential maintenance work will help ensure that the M80 and M73 motorways are kept in a safe condition for road users.

“The work is taking place at night to minimize delays for motorists.

“The scheduled roadway closures are necessary to keep our crews and all road users safe during essential maintenance work. However, the crews will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

“We encourage all motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date journey information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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Happy Mother’s Day, don’t take away our choice not to be one | Opinion https://911policeaidfoundation.org/happy-mothers-day-dont-take-away-our-choice-not-to-be-one-opinion/ Sun, 08 May 2022 15:54:00 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/happy-mothers-day-dont-take-away-our-choice-not-to-be-one-opinion/ Earlier this week, a draft opinion of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has been leaked. Essentially, the decision would reverse previous decisions of the Roe vs. Wade and Foreseen Parenthood c. Casey. He left the nation in a head spin and sparked conversations across all social media platforms. If these decisions are reversed, states will […]]]>

Earlier this week, a draft opinion of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has been leaked. Essentially, the decision would reverse previous decisions of the Roe vs. Wade and Foreseen Parenthood c. Casey. He left the nation in a head spin and sparked conversations across all social media platforms. If these decisions are reversed, states will have the power to ban abortions outright or in any capacity they choose.

Although the Court often drafts several draft opinions by various members of the Court to help assess their official verdict, it is entirely possible that the Supreme Court will rule differently.

However, having taken it upon myself to read the 98 pages of the leaked review, I have a few thoughts.

First: What the fuck is this, Judge Alito?

Reading this, I was struck by the lack of depth and understanding of the cases presented. The Constitution is not only explicit, we have guaranteed rights that are implicit. It doesn’t matter that abortion is not in the Constitution, women are not yet mentioned in the Constitution here we are, fully functional and deserving of rights.

As a member of the judiciary and as a member of the highest court in the land, Judge Alito should be embarrassed.

In his view, he asserted that “26 states have expressly asked this Court to strike down Roe and Casey”. This claim is almost an admission to let politics play a role in its duty to defend our rights. And what about the 24 states that did not request this reversal? Depending on the states, this could easily be the majority of the nation.

He failed to recognize that one of the essential duties of Supreme Court justices – their only duty – is to uphold the Constitution and the rights of all of us. Not just men, but everything from U.S. If judges can be influenced by politics, then the Supreme Court will become illegitimate.

Ultimately, this reversal doesn’t just endanger those of us with wombs. This precedent leaves a door open for other cases of the same or similar precedent to be overruled, and it endangers the rights of all of us. If we lose Roe, here’s what we could also lose:

This undermines all of our freedoms, not just those directly affected by this excess. However, it’s important to keep in mind how this will affect those with uteruses, whether you have one or not. Because the implications of this reversal are very real, and as a woman I am terrified not just for myself but for everyone.

We have politicians who don’t understand the risks of pregnancy and how it can permanently harm someone’s body. You see that with Sen. Ted Cruz who was held under fire in September 2020 for exactly that when he tweeted his political views on abortion.

“Pregnancy is not a fatal disease, and the abortion pill does not cure or prevent any disease,” tweeted Cruz.

He then deleted the tweet.

Maternal mortality increased in 2020, with 861 deaths reported over a 30.6 million births. This stat continues to increase every year and the probability of survival decreases significantly when you are a person of color because black women in 2020 have died 2.9 times more often than white women, according to CDC.

In addition, between 2 and 10% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes while pregnant, CDC. Pregnant women are at risk for infections, high blood pressure, preeclampsia and postpartum depression, according to National Institute of Health.

Then we have other politicians who don’t give a fuck about how you got pregnant, as long as you stay pregnant. Ohio state representative Jean Schmidt said there would be no exceptions to abortion – not even for a 13-year-old child who had been raped – when discuss the Human Life Protection Actwhich allows no exceptions other than medical complications for the mother.

“Rape is a difficult problem and it scars the individual emotionally”, Schmidt said. “All or part for the rest of their lives, just like child abuse does. But if a baby is created, it’s a human life and whether the mother terminates that pregnancy or not, the scars won’t go away. Period.It’s a shame that this is happening, but there is an opportunity for this woman, whether young or old, to decide what she is going to do to help this lifetime be a productive human being.

A 13-year-old child is a child. Not a woman. And I don’t know about you, but it sounds like “Well it’s already broken, might as well break it some more and see if that helps.”

Why is it okay to burden girls and women with things they can’t control? Or is it just so you can control us? Because last time I checked, it takes two to make a baby. And the men come take some responsibility?

And why do we give the fetus the same rights, if not more, than the women who have to carry the baby? If a fetus is a person, why doesn’t child support begin at conception in most states? Or why can’t you claim a child as a dependent on your taxes until they’re born?

Many, including Alito, say that “a woman who puts her newborn baby up for adoption today has little reason to fear that the baby will not find a suitable home.” Yet our foster care system in the United States is terrible.

According to National institution for young people. Or that half the kids in the system won’t even graduate from high school, according to the National institution for young people. And what about the states that failed to find permanent homes for 20,000 children in 2015, according to the National Foster Youth Institution?

What about those cries that it is “easy” to find a suitable home for children within the system?

Given all the information given to you, can you honestly say that there is a reason to reverse this decision? A who is not influenced by religious belief? If not, then you don’t have much to argue.

A law that is only valid for the Christian belief that a fetus is a person before it becomes viable has no place in this country. We are a country with religious freedom. This includes the freedom not to let someone else’s religion dictate what you can or cannot do.

What about belief systems that not only allow abortion but require it if the woman’s life is in danger? Judaism and more publicly the Satanic Church offers these rights to those who practice. Will the government deprive them of their constitutional right to practice their respective religions?

Now is the time to shout loudly and fight for your rights, because ultimately that “guaranteed right” may no longer be guaranteed. Defend yourself and others. This is our whole fight and we have to stay strong. Make our intentions clear to everyone, including those who enact these laws that restrict us. It is our duty to ensure that our representatives truly represent us.

In the name of our rights, speak out.

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Ghana: Embrace digital technology for internal auditing… Veep Tasks Internal Auditors https://911policeaidfoundation.org/ghana-embrace-digital-technology-for-internal-auditing-veep-tasks-internal-auditors/ Fri, 06 May 2022 08:57:40 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/ghana-embrace-digital-technology-for-internal-auditing-veep-tasks-internal-auditors/ Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia called on internal auditors to leverage the government’s digitization drive to quickly identify risks and control weaknesses in public institutions and provide timely recommendations to improve decision-making. He explained that as internal auditors in a digital economy, their ability to provide independent assurance that the risk management, governance and […]]]>

Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia called on internal auditors to leverage the government’s digitization drive to quickly identify risks and control weaknesses in public institutions and provide timely recommendations to improve decision-making.

He explained that as internal auditors in a digital economy, their ability to provide independent assurance that the risk management, governance and internal control processes of public sector institutions were operating effectively depended largely on their adoption of digital technology.

He therefore advised boards and heads of institutions, in both the private and public sectors, to provide the necessary training and information technology (IT) infrastructure to enable internal auditors to add value in the digitized environment.

The Vice President was speaking yesterday in Accra at this year’s National Annual Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Ghana.

It was held under the theme “Elevating Impact in a Digital Economy”.

Dr Bawumia said that as part of attempts to tackle the threat of bribery and corruption in the public sector, the government had focused on rolling out technology and digitalization as as an anti-corruption strategy.

One of the key attributes of a digitized economy, he said, is the transparency it brings about processes, impacts and failures for government and citizens.

This, the Vice President noted, has enabled internal auditors to provide government with independent impact assessments on the implementation of interventions in the digital economy to build public trust, drive adoption and inform policymakers. future policy interventions.

Due to the critical role of internal auditors in public financial management (PFM) and in safeguarding the country’s scarce resources, he said practitioners needed to evolve to meet current demands.

“The internal audit profession has evolved over the years. Internal auditing techniques have moved from being reactive and control-based to a more proactive and risk-based approach.

“This enables the internal auditor to anticipate risks and opportunities and provide assurance, guidance and insight where it is most needed,” Dr. Bawumia added.

Citing the fight against corruption as an example, he said it could not be won by adopting the antiquated tactics of firefighting and called for the adoption of digitalization to ensure transparency and efficiency.

Already, he indicated that the government’s digitization campaign is yielding the desired results, including the efficient delivery of public services by all ministries, departments and agencies on the Ghana.gov portal, the fight against corruption by removing intermediaries and “ghost names” in many deals, bringing more Ghanaians into the formal sector and mobilizing domestic revenue, among others.

The Vice President said the next step in the process of digitizing the country is to leverage derived data to inform socio-economic policies and interventions to foster national development.

The Director General of the Ghana Audit Service, Johnson Akuamoah Aseidu, in a speech read on his behalf, reiterated the importance for internal and external auditors to work together to tackle breaches of law and support each other to build the capacity to use computerized tools to achieve the desired benefits.

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), James KlutseAvedzi, has urged internal auditors to work to reduce or end breaches in the use of public funds, adding that passage of the Auditors Bill internal auditors, currently under consideration, would strengthen the internal auditors. to perform their duties effectively.