Civil works – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:25:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hcingenieria.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-20.png Civil works – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ 32 32 Biden says he and Stacey Abrams spoke ‘at length’ this morning and are ‘on the same page’ https://hcingenieria.com/biden-says-he-and-stacey-abrams-spoke-at-length-this-morning-and-are-on-the-same-page/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 21:51:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/biden-says-he-and-stacey-abrams-spoke-at-length-this-morning-and-are-on-the-same-page/ Pressure is mounting on President Biden to come up with a plan to enact meaningful voter protections to counter tough new election laws put in place in the country after he warned of the dangers last year emerging for democracy. Biden is traveling to Atlanta today to present an urgent new case for voting rights […]]]>

Pressure is mounting on President Biden to come up with a plan to enact meaningful voter protections to counter tough new election laws put in place in the country after he warned of the dangers last year emerging for democracy.

Biden is traveling to Atlanta today to present an urgent new case for voting rights legislation as Democrats prepare to introduce two new bills that will require weakening Senate obstruction rules for be adopted – a step Biden is prepared to endorse.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris – who asked Biden last year to take the voting rights as a signature issue – plan to lay a wreath in Martin Luther King Jr.’s crypt and visit the Baptist Church history of Ebenezer, where the killed civil rights leader preached.

Coming at a critical juncture, the day is intended, in part, to calm criticism that the president has not done enough to break the deadlock in Congress.

Two measures – the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – would jointly strengthen the protection of the vote by creating, among other things, national standards for postal voting and reinstating certain deleted elements of the Voting Rights Act. Biden’s address to the Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the grounds of historically black institutions Clark Atlanta University and Moorehouse College, will work to galvanize support behind the bills as they are introduced in the Senate.

Democrats in Congress are gearing up to push the bills forward ahead of this year’s midterm election, but – with nearly all Republicans opposed – the measures’ only chance of success is to change the Senate’s rules on it. systematic obstruction.

Activists and some of Biden’s allies fear there is little hope of convincing the remaining Democratic refractory – centrist Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona – opt for the rule changes and are increasingly frustrated with Biden for not breaking the deadlock.

Coupled with his most scathing denunciation to date of his predecessor for fomenting lies about the 2020 election, today’s address in Atlanta marks a new and distinct goal for the president as he enters his second year in office. mandate.

As Democrats enter an uncertain election year, Biden appears poised to lead a more sustained campaign against Republicans’ attempts to rewrite election rules and install Trump loyalists on election boards.

Ahead of his visit, some voting rights groups in Georgia expressed skepticism about the president’s approach. A consortium of organizations wrote in a statement that they “would reject any visit by President Biden that did not include the announcement of a finalized voting rights plan that would go through both chambers, not be stopped by the ‘systematic obstruction and would be enacted “.

“Anything less is insufficient and intrusive,” read the press release.

Biden will be flanked by Georgian elected officials today, but not all of the state’s main Democrats will be in attendance.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not attend Biden’s speech due to conflict, a spokesperson said. Senator Jon Ossoff, who won his seat in 2020, will attend the event, a spokesperson for the senator said. Senator Raphael Warnock, a Georgian Democrat who is running for re-election in 2022 after winning a two-year term alongside Biden and Ossoff in 2020, will attend the presidential event, according to a representative from his Senate office.

“Our democracy is in peril and time is running out,” Warnock said. “This is a moral moment, and if the leaders in Washington fail to protect the voices and votes of the American people, then we have failed in our responsibilities. Now is the time to act.”

While it is not clear whether the president will chart this specific course, Biden “will describe it as one of the few moments in the history of a country where time stands still and the essentials are immediately torn from the ground. trivial, “Jen Psaki, White House press secretary. said Monday. “We have to make sure that January 6 does not mark the end of democracy, but the rebirth of our democracy.”

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Teachers in grades 1 to 9 will work from school https://hcingenieria.com/teachers-in-grades-1-to-9-will-work-from-school/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:38:43 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/teachers-in-grades-1-to-9-will-work-from-school/ Chennai: Although schools for students in grades 1 to 9 have been closed due to the third wave of coronavirus, more than 1.5 lakh of teachers from government and government-subsidized schools of these standards have been urged to withdraw. report to work without fail every working day for various teaching-related activities. Although there are no […]]]>
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Although schools for students in grades 1 to 9 have been closed due to the third wave of coronavirus, more than 1.5 lakh of teachers from government and government-subsidized schools of these standards have been urged to withdraw. report to work without fail every working day for various teaching-related activities.

Although there are no students, teachers will have to perform a variety of activities, including participating in several training programs. A senior official in the school education department said teachers would communicate regularly with their students to inform about developments related to school activities. Stating that online course facilities were not available to public school students, he said teachers would also ensure that their students actively study the parts through Kalvi Tholaikatchi, an exclusive state education channel.

“In addition, they (teachers) will be responsible for communicating with parents to engage their children in learning through education,” he said, adding that “in accordance with the standards, the schedule of education channel programs will also be sent regularly to students and parents ”.

Regarding the training program, the official stressed that all teachers will be trained on how to complete the reduced portions in a short period once the school reopens.

“This training program is designed to expose teachers to various features available online (free tools) that would help reduce their content preparation time and increase the effectiveness of teaching,” he said.

“Teachers will also be involved in distributing dry rations to children, who were enrolled in the midday meal program if schools were closed for more than a month,” he added. The official said that when schools close, counseling sessions for teachers, who seek transfers and promotions, will be held in all public schools.

He said that in addition to the members of the school management committee, the school development committee will also carry out the pending civil works and maintenance of school infrastructure, preparing the development plan of the school. school and social audit of COVID-19.


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Jobs January 8, 2022 – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism https://hcingenieria.com/jobs-january-8-2022-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 06:55:08 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/jobs-january-8-2022-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Alpha IT Systems, JammuHiring1. JavaScript developers2. System Engineer (AWS, CI / CD)3. Marketing + Sales managers4. HR leadersQualified candidates to share their CVs on:careers@alphaitsystems.com OBLIGATORYDiploma or Civil Diploma (Engineer) with Lab experience. Civil works testing, i.e. cement test cube test, soil test, SPT, steel test and concrete test.Location: – Bari Brahmana JammuWork: – 10 a.m. […]]]>

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Two Duke seniors among the 41 recipients of the prestigious Marshall scholarship https://hcingenieria.com/two-duke-seniors-among-the-41-recipients-of-the-prestigious-marshall-scholarship/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:06:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/two-duke-seniors-among-the-41-recipients-of-the-prestigious-marshall-scholarship/ Senior Duke Yasa Baig and James Marek were selected from a class of 41 students from across the country to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The Marshall Scholarship is a comprehensive program covering the tuition and living costs of American students pursuing graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The admissions process is very selective, as […]]]>

Senior Duke Yasa Baig and James Marek were selected from a class of 41 students from across the country to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

The Marshall Scholarship is a comprehensive program covering the tuition and living costs of American students pursuing graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The admissions process is very selective, as around 40 Marshall scholarships are awarded each year out of 1,000 applicants approved by the university.

Meet James Marek

Marek, from Yardley, Pa., Will attend the University of Edinburgh to study operations research. At Duke, he majored in civil engineering with a minor in economics.

Outside of class, he worked with Duke Engineers for International Development, where he had intellectually meaningful and philanthropic experiences on campus. The summer after his freshman year at Duke, Marek traveled to Uganda with DukeEngage to oversee the construction of vehicular bridges and engage with the local community. As a Bass Connections Fellow, he also helped build early warning systems for earthquakes in Kathmandu, Nepal.

In his work as an engineer, Marek finds himself motivated by “the big interesting questions, difficult to answer… and trying to find an answer,” he said. He attributes his success in his research to his willingness to find answers.

Marek was drawn to the Marshall program because it offered the opportunity to travel abroad, he said. The reduction in study abroad caused by the pandemic inspired him to experience something he had missed. He was also drawn to the community, which he found exciting because of the “diverse skill set that all Marshalls come from,” Marek said.

Marek enjoys spending time with his friends and expressing his creativity in his spare time, especially through videography. His classroom work on iMovie projects helped him develop skills that led him to make a film of his road trip through the Great Smoky Mountains. He hopes to continue exploring videography in the spring semester.

Meet Yasa Baig

Baig, from Foxborough, Mass., Will go to the University of Cambridge to study biological physics for his first year. He will then attend Imperial College London to study theoretical biological engineering for his second year, he told The Chronicle. At Duke, Baig majored in physics and computer science, with a minor in mathematics. He is also an AB Duke Scholar and has received the Goldwater Fellowship last year for his research.

Baig’s research in biological physics sought to understand why biological matter and non-biological matter work so differently.

“Biological systems, with the exception of all other matter in the universe, can generate a complexity, structure and scales that no other object can generate,” he said.

He hopes to understand how this complexity works using theoretical and mathematical tools, which could have long-term impacts on the fields of biomedicine and bio-industry.

Baig spends time working with Duke Applied Machine Learning outside of class, a club he co-founded in his second year.

“I learned to program and a ton of computer science just by working on cool projects and first learned machine learning by just building stuff in my spare time,” Baig said. “When I arrived at Duke, I realized that self-directed, project-based learning by doing was something I thought other people might enjoy. “

DAML now has over 200 members and works with industry partners to help students solve problems.

Baig’s desire to study in the UK drew him to the Marshall Scholars program. He wanted to study in the country which, along with the United States, is “the engine of the vast majority of innovation. [in the Western world]”In the space of biophysics and bioengineering.


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Millie Caughey is a Trinity freshman and news reporter.


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Venezuelan youth have a long-term strategy for building democracy. Biden should listen. https://hcingenieria.com/venezuelan-youth-have-a-long-term-strategy-for-building-democracy-biden-should-listen/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 20:59:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/venezuelan-youth-have-a-long-term-strategy-for-building-democracy-biden-should-listen/ Daily life in Venezuela has long been bleak: Due to mismanagement and corruption, the administration of Nicolás Maduro fails to provide basic government services and continues to undermine the essence of democracy. Every day, citizens face uncertain access to wages, running water, medical supplies and a stable internet. Young students, in particular, lack educational and […]]]>

Daily life in Venezuela has long been bleak: Due to mismanagement and corruption, the administration of Nicolás Maduro fails to provide basic government services and continues to undermine the essence of democracy. Every day, citizens face uncertain access to wages, running water, medical supplies and a stable internet. Young students, in particular, lack educational and economic opportunities to improve their livelihoods.

An entire generation of Venezuelans has grown up in a failed state, and these citizens will be crucial to the country’s future democracy. But to revitalize it, they must unify a deeply divided country and political system.

In 2021, Venezuela placed dead last in the World Justice Project ranking Rule of Law Index. Unbridled propaganda spreads disinformation and conspiracy theories, harassment of journalists downplays government accountability, and arbitrary arrests by the political opposition stifle political pluralism.

Faced with more and more obstacles, the political opposition is struggling to consolidate its message and, frankly, the country. The interim government was weakened by internal fragmentation and repression, and while opposition parties managed to form a coalition to secure a majority in the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2015, they have since lost direction and momentum. In 2017, Maduro undermined it by imposing a parallel National Constituent Assembly that illegally seized legislative powers. Since then, opposition leaders have failed to agree on strategies to achieve a government transition and continue boycotting the elections.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan population is losing hope in the opposition, as leader Juan Guaidó’s approval rating hovers around 16 percentAlmost the same as Maduro’s approval rating.

Debates over the opposition’s strategy will come to a head this week, as the National Assembly’s constitutional mandate is due to expire on January 5, meaning the interim government would be dissolved. The representatives are discuss a statute that would grant continuity to the interim government and to the legal mandate of Guaidó established in 2015. But opposition leaders are divided on the way forward by the interim government. At such a precarious time, they need a new approach to connect with citizens and respond to the crushing blows the country has suffered over the past eight years.

It also presents the perfect opportunity for US President Joe Biden to follow through on his plans to make democracies more “responsive and resilientAnnounced at the Democracy Summit last month, and provide meaningful support to a new generation of determined and democratic Venezuelans.

Potential power

Unable to wait for increased international support, young Venezuelans meanwhile struggle against the insidious effects of Maduro’s administration by promoting key facets of democracy in their communities. From fighting digital autocracy by creating alternative information channels to facilitating political formations aimed at galvanizing greater youth participation in politics, the next generation of leaders in Venezuela are striving to build a society democratic more resilient.

I reached out to some of them to get a feel for the work they are doing on the ground, as well as how the United States can support them and the democratic revitalization of the country. They are fighting an uphill battle, but one in which the scales are likely to tip in their favor.

Venezuela’s current political crisis is precipitating future instability by destroying opportunities for the next generation. Between 2013 and 2021, the percentage of young Venezuelans aged fifteen to twenty-nine who were neither in school nor at work increases from 23 to 37 percent, and more than three-quarters of the Venezuelan population lives in extreme poverty. According to the head of the local community Ibsen Medina, of the Venezuelan nonprofit community organization Creemos Sugar, “There is not a sufficient and deeply rooted civic and institutional culture with regard to elections”.

In the face of such obstacles, political apathy would seem to be a reasonable response. The 2021 national survey on young people from the Andrés Bello Catholic University find that 27.5% of its beneficiaries said they had no preference between democracy and dictatorship, while 22.1% say they might even prefer an authoritarian regime. It is therefore not surprising that alone 42 percent of the total eligible voters voted in the regional elections in November. Although there is still no definitive data on voter turnout among young people, the non-governmental organization Voto Joven estimate that only 15 percent participated in this exercise.

Yet civil society groups across the country are working to tackle the roots of disinformation and mistrust of democracy within their communities. For example, the Confederación de Estudiantes de Venezuela (whose leaders I followed) mobilizes young people across the country to fight oppression and increase the visibility of human rights violations. An organization called Crea País increases political participation and combats polarization by educating young people about the political process, creating a coalition more resistant to fragmentation. Joven red Venezuela is working to improve access to voting across the country, and a new project called Voceros Insulares counteract disinformation by sharing verified information in community forums.

Each organization or project focuses on the education and empowerment of Venezuelan society, because as Medina notes: “[A] properly informed citizenship is a driving force that brings about transcendent changes in society.

But Medina also says civil society needs tangible resources to continue training future leaders, providing communities with accurate information and organizing events to build solidarity across the country. Simón Calderón, president of the student network Asociación Civil Juventud Insular, explained that grassroots organizations have strong community relationships and bold ideas, but need operational and methodological support to expand their work. By funding civil society efforts, the United States could move from short-term thinking to a more sustainable, long-term approach to Venezuela, with major benefits for democratic longevity and electoral stability in the country.

A way forward

The Biden administration should support those leaders of Venezuelan civil society who know best how to fortify their institutions against Maduro’s attack on democracy. The fragmentation of the Venezuelan political opposition underscores the need for sustained international support and presents the perfect opportunity for Biden to turn his plans into action.

The administration is committed to supporting global democratic renewal over the two-day Democracy Summit, and the next twelve months will provide the ultimate test. In conjunction with the summit, Biden announced the “Presidential initiative for democratic renewalWhich plans to provide $ 424.4 million to strengthen democracy and defend human rights around the world. The US State Department has promised to announce commitments towards upholding free and fair elections and civic capacity building, among other areas, and plans to report on progress at the upcoming Democracy Summit in 2022.

Supporting the work of these community organizations should be a central part of the United States’ commitments as it engages in the Year of action it’s supposed to follow the first peak. The Biden administration can do this by mobilizing funds through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of State, and multilateral financial institutions, and by strengthening existing funding mechanisms.

the Venezuela Business Unit State Department already offers hard-hitting public diplomacy grants, but is expected to expand its scope and eligibility criteria to include grassroots organizations with limited resources, especially those outside Caracas. USAID Powered by the people The initiative is expected to devote resources to Venezuela, and all new US government grants should be accompanied by a massive awareness campaign through social media and local universities so that opportunities reach isolated communities through young leaders. . Along with this process, the US Congress should work with the Biden administration to raise funds in the Presidential initiative for democratic renewal.

The next generation of Venezuelan leaders will not be able to run on steam, and failure to support these leaders would have catastrophic effects on Venezuela’s future. Venezuelan students who were in primary school when Maduro took power are now of voting age. But if the international community, led by the Biden administration, can rally to it, it could very well pull the country out of its crisis. Starting with local issues, they can build a national movement that reinforces the value of free speech, political pluralism and the rule of law. Following its Democracy Summit, the Biden administration has its year of action to implement its proclamations – and young Venezuelan leaders can guide the next steps.


Willow Fortunoff is Project Assistant at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council.

Image: Venezuelan students demonstrate in Caracas on February 27, 2020. Photo by Leonardo Fernandez Viloria / Latin American News Agency / REUTERS



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Bangalore waits for public transport projects to reach full steam https://hcingenieria.com/bangalore-waits-for-public-transport-projects-to-reach-full-steam/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 21:03:14 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/bangalore-waits-for-public-transport-projects-to-reach-full-steam/ In June 2021, after inspecting the progress of the doubling of the tracks between Cantonment and Heelalige, then Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that in three months the Prime Minister would lay the foundation stone for the railroad project. suburb. But like many promises made by our politicians, this one also went unfulfilled. Bengalurians who […]]]>

In June 2021, after inspecting the progress of the doubling of the tracks between Cantonment and Heelalige, then Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that in three months the Prime Minister would lay the foundation stone for the railroad project. suburb. But like many promises made by our politicians, this one also went unfulfilled.

Bangalore waits for public transport projects to reach full steam

Bengalurians who have waited decades for a suburban rail network are hoping that at least civil works will begin this year. In November, Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Ltd. (K-RIDE), the implementing agency for the project, has issued a call for tenders for the civil works between Byappanahalli and Chikkabanavara (Corridor 2 of the rail network). A few days ago, the BBMP Assistant Conservator of Forests issued a public notice regarding the removal of 661 trees along the route.

“Considering that K-RIDE has already issued a call for tenders, construction work should start from this year. K-RIDE is also expected to launch tenders for the three remaining corridors, ”rail activist Sanjeev Dyamannavar said.

Bangalore waits for public transport projects to reach full steam

He said that the agency initially prioritized the KSR Bengaluru – Devanahalli corridor, which would help people going to the airport. “But the state government is unwilling to take that line. The metro link to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will take five to six years and will benefit people living in the east as well as those coming from Electronics City. If K-RIDE takes over the KSR-Devanahalli line, it will benefit residents of the CBD and other areas. The state government should prioritize this line for the benefit of the general public, ”Dyamannavar added.

New metro lines

The commuter railroad is just one part of a comprehensive and well-mapped transit system that Bengaluru needs. While Namma Metro’s reach has increased, the pace of expansion is slow, with deadlines often missed.

On several occasions, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has also asked Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to bring forward the deadlines for opening the metro lines as part of phase II of the project.

Citizens demand that the BMRCL operationalize the extension of the metro line from Byappanahalli to Whitefield and the new line from RV Road to Bommasandra.

BMRCL chief executive Anjum Parwez said all steps have been taken to speed up metro works on both lines. “On the Byappanahalli-Whitefield line, construction work between Byappanahalli and KR Puram will be accelerated. The project has reached an advanced stage on the rest of the line, ”he said.

He added that on the new line from Bommasandra to RV Road, steps will be taken to complete the ongoing works. This year, the BMRCL is expected to open the short extension of the Green Line from Nagasandra to BIEC.

The BMRCL must go a long way in carrying out the phase II metro project underway: on the 72 km line, only 14 km have been made operational. BMRCL has also undertaken work on the ORR-Airport line, covering a distance of over 55 km from Central Silk Board to KIA. Until the completion of the project, motorists using the outer ring road (ORR) will have difficulty.

No more new buses to hit the road

The year 2022 should see the operation of 390 non-AC electric buses and 600 BSVI buses. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has already started to introduce environmentally friendly buses as part of the Smart City project. The newly installed e-buses are operated as feeder services to Namma metro.

Bengalurians have called on public transport service providers to introduce the Common Mobility Card which allows them to travel in multiple modes of transport. The BMRCL said the infrastructure is ready for the introduction of common mobility cards, while the BMTC has a long way to go.


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Civilian Grand Jury Finds Lompoc Police Department Needs Co-Response Team for Mental Health Appeals | Local news https://hcingenieria.com/civilian-grand-jury-finds-lompoc-police-department-needs-co-response-team-for-mental-health-appeals-local-news/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 02:12:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/civilian-grand-jury-finds-lompoc-police-department-needs-co-response-team-for-mental-health-appeals-local-news/ the Lompoc Police Department needs a co-response team for incidents involving mental health issues, and the understaffed agency should explore outside help for temporary targeted support, according to a report by the Santa County Civilian Grand Jury Barbara. In a report titled “Lompoc Police Department is moving towards a safe and proud community” and filled […]]]>

the Lompoc Police Department needs a co-response team for incidents involving mental health issues, and the understaffed agency should explore outside help for temporary targeted support, according to a report by the Santa County Civilian Grand Jury Barbara.

In a report titled “Lompoc Police Department is moving towards a safe and proud community” and filled with positive feedback on the efforts to rebuild the police service, the panel included two findings and two recommendations.

After determining that the Lompoc Police Department needed a co-response team dedicated to its geographic area, the panel recommended that the municipal Council negotiate with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Board of Supervisors in the name of the Department of Behavioral Well-being to add a co-response team dedicated to the Lompoc Valley.

“The LPD does not have an internal crisis management team to deal with mental health issues,” the panel said, adding that 15 sworn officers and two dispatchers had received training in crisis intervention.

Co-response teams pair a clinician from the county’s behavioral wellness department with a law enforcement officer for incidents involving people in crisis who need mental health help or other intervention .

“The jury was told on several occasions that the teams were often slow to react due to the great distances to be covered,” the report said. “Without the ability to write 5150 welfare and institutional supports, LPD has its hands tied when it comes to people experiencing a mental health crisis. It is widely accepted that the LPD lacks the resources to deal with mental health situations. “

The county has created a co-response program with the sheriff’s office, but has a team for North County.

the Santa Maria Police Department recently twinned with the county to create a Joint Incident Response Team in the city.

In a second finding and recommendation, the grand jury noted that the police department had been understaffed for a number of years, resulting in service gaps.

The panel recommended that city council explore the possibility of contracting with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for targeted support while the police department comes back to full force. These service gaps apparently include the elimination of the gang and narcotics unit, school resource officers, a community outreach team, and a homeless liaison officer.

The city’s welcome to the cannabis industry created a need for a cannabis compliance team.

“The Jury learned that only one agent was available for the first inspections and that no operation was compliant. With many cannabis applications pending approval, the city needs to form a multi-member team with the police department to enforce compliance, ”the report said.

Lompoc executives embraced cannabis, not limiting businesses and leading to around a dozen dispensaries in the city. Two large cannabis manufacturing facilities also received approval from the Lompoc Planning Commission These last months.

The panel also noted that Lompoc City Prison, in the police station building, has had many problems in recent years.

“When the North Branch Prison opens 24 miles away in early 2022, however, there may be a change in the need for Lompoc Prison going forward,” the panel said.

He also noted that the prison is inside the police station building, which “does not meet California Essential Services Act requirements for fire, safety, energy and accessibility. , nor does it have enough power for a police and mobile command headquarters.The building may be beyond repair and in need of a complete renovation.

However, an upgrade, estimated at $ 10 million, has still not been funded.

The report praised Lompoc’s efforts to rebuild after budget cuts and a drop in the number of officers.

“The 2021 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury commends Lompoc City Council, Town, and Police Authorities for their concerted efforts to fund and rebuild the Lompoc Police Department, recognizing that a safe environment and the future growth of the city depends on the excellence of law enforcement, ”he said.

The civil grand jury, a panel of volunteers, serves as a watchdog for government agencies. Santa Barbara County Superior Court the directors recently revised the term for the calendar year, not the fiscal year, to align it with the term of the presiding judge. This resulted in a flurry of reports released in December, not June, as in the past.

To see the Lompoc report of the grand jury and others of the Session 2021, click here.

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COVID Vaccines, Public Sector Compensation, and Office Returns: The Best Stories of 2021 https://hcingenieria.com/covid-vaccines-public-sector-compensation-and-office-returns-the-best-stories-of-2021/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 16:29:15 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/covid-vaccines-public-sector-compensation-and-office-returns-the-best-stories-of-2021/ By Richard Johnstone on 12/28/2021 | Updated on 12/28/2021 US President Joe Biden, pictured here with Vice President Kamala Harris in March, was featured in many flagship stories of the Global Government Forum in 2021. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz) What you have read in the last 12 months This year has once […]]]>
By Richard Johnstone on 12/28/2021 | Updated on 12/28/2021

US President Joe Biden, pictured here with Vice President Kamala Harris in March, was featured in many flagship stories of the Global Government Forum in 2021. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

What you have read in the last 12 months

This year has once again been dominated by the coronavirus. From the deployment of vaccines – and their mandate for workers in certain public services around the world – to the gradual return to some form of clerical work, the pandemic and its impact have continued to shape the news agenda of the world. civil service in 2021 – and, if the spread of the omicron variant is to follow, this will also continue in 2022.

Here are some of the most popular stories from the Global Government Forum from the past 12 tumultuous months. Thanks to all of you for reading. The GGF team hope to provide you with more information in 2022.

The Biden administration’s decision to require all federal workers to be fully immunized, with an initial deadline of November 22, has been one of the top stories of the year. In addition to reporting on the original White House edict, the GGF also reported on progress in its implementation, with the departments of commerce and transportation at the top of the table of U.S. federal vaccine mandates.

America was not the only country to impose vaccinations. Canada followed suit, saying in August that the move was necessary to help the country achieve the high levels of immunization needed to maintain a recovery from COVID-19, and it was later to put unvaccinated federal workers in leave without pay.

In other parts of the world, GGF reported on the public service implications of deploying the vaccine. This story looked at the details of the Australian government’s plan for vaccination certificates to open international travel, which was also developed by many other countries in 2021. For example, Italy made vaccination passports mandatory for all. officials.

Canada was also among the countries where GGF reviewed plans to return to the office, as the vaccine rollout allowed people to move from their makeshift office at home to the workplace. This article discussed Public Services and Procurement Canada’s voluntary guidance project to support a return to office work, which more than 200 employees signed up for when it was launched in August. That same month, GGF examined how governments were shaping telecommuting policies in the US, UK, Canada and Australia – surveys revealing UK officials wanted to keep working remotely.

And finally, somewhat far from the issue of the pandemic, compensation continued to emerge at the top of the current agenda. One of our best stories was President Joe Biden’s announcement of an average 2.7% pay rise for federal civilian employees in 2022. Elsewhere, plans to introduce ability-based pay continued to advance in the UK, while a major independent report on the future of the country’s civil service called for fewer but better paid civil servants. Meanwhile, at the end of the year, Biden pledged to “prove government still works” by improving federal services and reducing the “time tax” Americans pay when they interact with the government. government.


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Lessons from 1971 https://hcingenieria.com/lessons-from-1971/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 01:00:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/lessons-from-1971/ The writer has a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, and works in Islamabad. Bangladesh’s 50th birthday in December 2021 has generally gone unnoticed in Pakistan. There have been a few attempts to recall the events that led to the break-up of Pakistan, but most of them were a regurgitation of the official narrative […]]]>

The writer has a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, and works in Islamabad.

Bangladesh’s 50th birthday in December 2021 has generally gone unnoticed in Pakistan. There have been a few attempts to recall the events that led to the break-up of Pakistan, but most of them were a regurgitation of the official narrative in the country that has prevailed since 1971.

Educational institutions in Pakistan are not the birthplaces of new ideas, nor the machines that produce new and critical research in the social sciences, including history. Those who question the officially imposed narrative, particularly of West Pakistan’s role in the tragic events of 1971 in East Pakistan, do so at their peril. Any attempt to recount the sad days of this fateful year is met with derision. Officially, there is a renewed effort to blame it all on politicians – like Bhutto and Mujib – or on “Pakistan’s eternal enemy” that is India.

In this column, there is neither editorial freedom nor space to give details and call a spade a spade. Perhaps it is better to focus on some of the lessons that may be useful for history students. Thus, the first lesson begins with the formation of “One Unit” in 1955. All provinces and administrative units of West Pakistan were dissolved and the central government introduced the One Unit program forming a single province of West Pakistan. Even more devastating was the principle of parity – whereby East Pakistan and West Pakistan became equal in representation, but not in the allocation of resources.

East Pakistan had 55% of the total population of Pakistan, but it was given equal representation in the 1956 constitution. The One Unity and its principle of parity lasted for 15 years until 1970 and during those years, the civil and military bureaucracy of West Pakistan prevailed in all economic, political and social decisions. In the absence of any representative government, General Ayub Khan’s military dictatorship had the final say on almost all issues relating to both East and West Pakistan. For 15 years, in the name of uniformity, all cultural, democratic, ethnic and social aspirations of the Pakistani people have been crushed with an iron fist.

In the end, One Unit which was a symbol of unwarranted uniformity and undemocratic parity failed – and did it miserably. This triggered the alienation of the Pakistani people, especially the eastern wing where the Bengalis resented the domination of the western Pakistani civil-military elite. So the first lesson is: if you want to save your country, never try to impose uniformity on a diversity of people. If you concentrate too much power in the center, things start to fall apart like in 1971 in (the old) East Pakistan which fought to go its own way.

The Punjab, because of its dominant position in the bureaucracy and its representation in the military, wielded great influence in national affairs. After 1947, migrants from India to East Pakistan were mostly Urdu-speaking. This gave rise to an ethnic dimension in the tragedy which unfolded in East Pakistan in 1971. When the people of East Pakistan tried to assert their democratic right, they had to face resistance from the civil-military elite of the country. West Pakistan. It ultimately turned out to be a Bengali-Punjabi-Urdu struggle that resulted in violence claiming thousands, if not millions, of lives. So the next lesson is about ethnic domination.

If one or two ethnic groups or nationalities have a disproportionate representation in the civil and military bureaucracy, it will create active resistance from the other groups. In all federal authorities, departments, institutions and ministries there must be an equitable distribution of jobs. This was not the case with the former East Pakistan and it is not the case even in present day Pakistan. This is a serious matter and must be resolved sooner or later.

The next lesson can be learned from some successful federations around the world. In a well-functioning federation there must be a balance – which is an essential condition for its success. Administrative, economic and political powers must be equitable. The absence of such a balance results in a bitter struggle for resources, if they are controlled by the central government without consensus of the federating units. In 1971, this became very pronounced in East Pakistan whose people were wronged in the name of national security and unity.

A lack of respect for some basic principles of a federation had pushed Sheikh Mujibur Rehman to articulate the demands of East Pakistan in the Six Points of the Awami League. The central government has failed to introduce Bengali as the national language and there has been an unfair distribution of natural resources. There was a low representation of Bengalis in central services, especially in the most senior positions. And all of this provided the backbone of the six-point formula. The lesson is not to repeat the same mistakes and to avoid similar resentments in Pakistan today. Listen, when people are talking, rather than giving them a patriotic potion.

All the languages ​​of Pakistan deserve respect, preservation and promotion. All major languages ​​have the right to be declared national languages. At least 10 languages ​​in today’s Pakistan: Baloutchi, Brahui, Balti, Hindko, Pashto, Punjabi, Saraiki, Sindhi, Shina and Urdu have the right to be spoken in parliament, of course with adequate translation services – which is not difficult to organize in the 21st century. If we are to learn the lessons of 1971, respect for all languages ​​should be an important lesson. No condescending attitude towards speakers of languages ​​other than English and Urdu.

The next lesson is not to underestimate the gravity of the situation when the facade collapses. In 1971 our leaders showed a deplorable lack of understanding of the developing scenario. And the rulers weren’t Bhutto and Mujib – as the state-sanctioned narrative now wants us to accept and believe. The approach of Generals Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan and their coteries to this problem was inadequate. It is true that the politicians played their part, but there was more myopia in the leadership positions not occupied by the politicians, because they were not the decision makers of the state apparatus.

The events of 1971 also teach us to remember the laws of holes. The first law states: “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging”. Digging a hole makes it deeper and therefore more difficult to get out. Which means that when you’re in an untenable position, it’s best to stop making the situation worse. This is precisely what the rulers of Pakistan did in 1971. They continued to dig and made matters worse not only for themselves but for everyone involved. People in general and ordinary soldiers suffered the most.

The second law of holes is: “when you stop digging, you are still in a hole”. It means you cannot just sit there like General Yahya Khan did during the last days of the war which ended in ignominious defeat. No amount of milk of lime can change this historical fact. There were still sane voices suggesting a political solution through negotiation and the peaceful transfer of power to the majority party, which was the Awami League led by Mujibur Rehman. Depriving a political party of its majority in order to favor another is like digging the hole deeper. The lesson is not to speed up the process of disintegration.

Finally, the last lesson is to learn to examine and judge the situation not from a high pedestal, but among the people – among activists and journalists; intellectuals and writers; those who are not paid and fed, but those who dare to speak the truth.

The author can be contacted at: mnazir 1964@yahoo.co.uk


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Mayor Black to appoint Kleffner as director of public works | Butterfly https://hcingenieria.com/mayor-black-to-appoint-kleffner-as-director-of-public-works-butterfly/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 21:15:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/mayor-black-to-appoint-kleffner-as-director-of-public-works-butterfly/ PAPILLION – Mayor David Black intends to appoint Mike Kleffner as the next City of Papillion public works manager at the Papillion City Council meeting on January 4th. Kleffner has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Previously, he was Director and Project Engineer for Nexus Alliance NA. In addition, he […]]]>

PAPILLION – Mayor David Black intends to appoint Mike Kleffner as the next City of Papillion public works manager at the Papillion City Council meeting on January 4th.

Kleffner has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Previously, he was Director and Project Engineer for Nexus Alliance NA. In addition, he was a construction engineer for the City of Omaha, an urban engineer for the Nebraska Department of Transportation, a project engineer for Olsson Associates, and a field engineer for the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Transport.

His relevant experience includes administration of budgets and capital improvement plans, construction inspection, sewage system design, road design, SID development and trail design.

Kleffner is currently chairman of the Town of Wahoo Planning Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Chadron State College and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“I am proud to appoint Mike to the post of Director of Public Works,” Mayor David Black said in a press release. “He brings to our public works department a wealth of knowledge and a variety of experiences that will be invaluable as Papillion continues to grow.


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