State officials had told the U.S. Supreme Court during a hearing on a racial discrimination lawsuit that prisoners were segregated by race only temporarily, when they entered the prison system. Hughes filed a complaint in May alleging that a display on the back of then-Warden Charles Harrison’s office door consisted of a toy rat taped to a military-type bull’s-eye target, with a cutout picture of a handgun pointing at the rat. In a memo to the state Corrections Department chief, Hughes said “rat” is the label attached to prison employees who report misconduct by other employees. Hughes interpreted the target-and-rat display as a symbol of support for prison employees keeping a “code of silence” about wrongdoing. Hughes said he was placed on administrative time off Nov. 14 and was notified by fax Wednesday that he was terminated. Harrison was demoted to associate warden after Hughes filed another complaint about a Lancaster prison performance by television comedians who made sexual, racial and religious references. State lawmakers said the May 4 comedy show led to Harrison’s demotion, although state corrections officials said they are forbidden by law from discussing personnel matters. The comedy show is the subject of a Dec. 7 hearing before a state legislative committee. A Nov. 17 letter to Hughes from the department’s Office of Civil Rights said an investigation is under way on the comedy show and will involve a probe of whether similar shows are held at other prisons. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A state prison union official who leads an organization that sues inmates for assaulting correctional officers has been fired on charges that he delayed medical care to an inmate who died. Lt. Charles Hughes, who also figured in the demotion disclosed Monday of the California State Prison-Los Angeles County warden, confirmed the termination and said he will appeal it to the State Personnel Board. “It’s pure retaliation based on my whistle-blowing complaints,” Hughes said. Hughes is a 12-year department veteran who is president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association chapter at the Lancaster prison and founded the California Staff Assault Task Force, whose members have won monetary judgments against inmates who assaulted them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials did not respond to requests for comment, but Hughes said his termination involved the September 2004 death of Eddie Arraiga, whose cellmate is awaiting trial on charges that he fatally strangled him with a bedsheet. Hughes was accused of preventing prison medical staffers from taking Arraiga to the prison treatment area after he was found unresponsive in his cell, according to an internal memo. The memo said the lieutenant exceeded his authority and violated prison policy in declaring the inmate dead. The memo said Hughes told a medical staffer who came to the cell, “Chill out, he is already dead.” Hughes said the memo was written by a medical staffer whom he ordered out of the cell after she ducked under crime-scene tape. Two medical staffers were already performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Arraiga when the third arrived, he said. He said a postmortem examination indicated the CPR was done when the inmate was already dead. Hughes said he believes he was targeted because he filed complaints and embarrassed corrections officials in February by testifying before a state Senate committee that prison inmates are routinely segregated by race.
Tags: KCCA FConduparaka fc Jackson Nunda scored for KCCA FC against Onduparaka last season (Pic by KCCA media)Uganda Premier League sides, KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC have entered a partnership with Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) to organize a fundraising drive in support of New Life Hospice Arua (NELIHA) to establish a permanent home in Arua.A charity game between the two sides will be played on 16th June, 2018 at StarTimes stadium in order to fundraise for the establishment of the first building for NELIHA.Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness.Improvement comes through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, and then assessment and treatment of pain and other problems – physical, psychological and spiritual.Palliative care service provision began in Uganda in 1993 through the establishment of Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU).Formed in 1999, PCAU is a membership organization for all Palliative Care providers in Uganda. In collaboration with Ministry of Health, PCAU has played a key role in initiating and scaling up palliative care provision.The purpose of the Fundraising event for New Life Hospice Arua is to establish the first building for NELIHA to serve and relieve pain and suffering among communities in West Nile and neighboring countries.Speaking at the event on Wednesday, Onduparaka club patron Onduparaka Patron Bernard Atiku called up In all football fans to come and be part of the cause.“In an effort to try and solicit funds that will be used to New Life Hospic to get a permanent home where they can help people in pain, we entered this issue when Pelliative Care called us in fundraising dinner at Hotel Africa as they tried to get the funds for NELIHA, said Atiku.“Unfortunately, they did not get enough funds to achieve their desired goals but managed to aquire land on which they will build the facility.“On that note, when they re-approached us on the same issues, we gladly accepted.“As Onduparaka FC, we are happy to see that we use our club to help the ordinary person especially when it comes to health issues.“What we are going to do is try and bring our fans on board and they watch the game on top of supporting the cause.“The money that is going to be collected on that day, will all be directed to NELIHA-Arua in a bid to build them a home.“We argue all football fans, not limited to those of only Onduparaka and KCCA FC, to come be part of this on 16th June.“Many people don’t know about Palletive care so we ask that you all come and collect information that can help you try and prevent Cancer.Two football games between KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC will be held in Kampala and Arua towns. Both events are expected to attract 10,000 participants.The football matches will be organized in such a way that one will be played in Kampala at StarTimes Stadium on 16th June 2018 and another at Betway Greenlight Stadium on 30th June 2018.The two events are expected to raise 500 million Uganda Shillings, which is the estimated cost of establishing the first building for NELIHA with its facilities.The building will house a patient’s waiting room, three office rooms and hostel capacity for at least 20 cancer patients receiving treatment at Arua Regional referral Hospital and patients in transit after referral to Uganda Cancer institute (UCI).Comments
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on Fine Gael and Labour Oireachtas members in Donegal to stand up against deeply unfair cuts in Budget 2013.Senator Ó Domhnaill said the TDs and Senators who have been wrestling with their consciences in public over mean-spirited measures in the Budget have an opportunity this week and next to vote against these cuts.The Donegal Senator said, “This Budget contains some deeply unfair measures that fly in the face of promises made by Fine Gael and Labour to voters here in Donegal and across the country. It is a Budget that takes no account of people’s ability to pay, does nothing to encourage growth and puts further pressure on already badly squeezed lower and middle income families.“A number of Government representatives both locally and nationally, including Fine Gael’s Joe McHugh, have been publically wrestling with their consciences over these callous cuts. Across the country there has been a parade of Fine Gael and Labour representatives muttering about the need for ‘processes’ and ‘consultation’ to change a budget they initially rushed to welcome. “But there is a process this week where they have the power to change these measures. They can vote against the cuts they disagree with during the debate on the Social Welfare Bill this week. My party intends to force votes on the measures we believe will further erode the quality of life of the most vulnerable, and the measures that take no account of ability to pay. These include:– the cut to child benefit– the cut to Respite Care Grant– the cuts to the Farm Assist Programme– the flat rate increase to PRSI affecting all income earners the same“If Government representatives really feel strongly about these callous cuts, they will vote against them instead of supporting them. The Fine Gael TDs here in Donegal can show their constituents that they are prepared to keep their promises.“This is about choices. If the Government had taken Fianna Fái;’s suggestion of adding 3% to the Universal Social Charge (USC) for people on over €100,000 a year and changes to pension tax relief for the country’s highest earners, most of these deeply unfair measures would have been completely unnecessary.” SENATOR CHALLENGES DONEGAL TDs TO STAND UP TO ‘UNFAIR CUTS’ was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SENATOR CHALLENGES DONEGAL TDs TO STAND UP TO ‘UNFAIR CUTS’
It is in an elevated position near Mt Coot-tha and is within the Stuartholme Estate.The large infinity-edge pool has a pool house and the property also has a floodlit tennis court on a separate title. Plenty of room for a swim at 247 Kent St, Teneriffe. Picture: realestate.com.auIt was designed by architect Dan Sparks and has multiple living areas, automated surveillance, blinds, C-Bus and commercial airconditioning.There is a gym downstairs and a 2000-bottle cellar. It is listed through Henry Hodge of McGrath Estate Agents. A Georgian-style home with an amazing pool at 17 Leatherwood Place, Brookfield. Picture: realestate.com.auInside, there’s a sweeping granite staircase in the entry.A kitchen overlooks the swimming pool area and the tennis court.It is listed via negotiation through Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige.Just because you choose to live in the inner city doesn’t mean there’s no room for a welcoming pool.A four-bedroom house at 247 Kent St, Teneriffe, has a well placed lap pool, along a side of the block.The 13m long infinity-edge pool is solar heated and has a children’s “splash zone’’.Known as The Pavilion, the house was constructed using native Australian timbers, has an onyx feature wall and views. Enjoy a dip at 34 Satinwood Court, Bardon. Picture: realestate.co.m.auInside the house are multiple dining and lounge areas.The main bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and wide balcony. It is listed through Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm.If it’s cool bayside breezes you are after 526 Flinders Pde, Brighton, has plenty of that on offer.The five-bedroom home which goes to auction on November 17, has a year-round holiday vibe.The dual living property has a large deck on the upper level.Upstairs are hardwood polished timber floors, a kitchen and family room. The main bedroom and ensuite is also on this level in addition to two other bedrooms and a bathroom.On the lower level are multiple living area, a functional kitchenette and two bedrooms, one of which could be used as a multipurpose study room. It also has a separate lounge room, front deck, airconditioning, and a combined family bathroom and laundry. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIt is listed through Christine Rudolph or Ray White New Farm.At Brookfield, a Georgian-style home at 17 Leatherwood Place, is on 6244sq m of land, which offers views across Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane CBD and Mt Tamborine.Known as Georganna, it has four bedrooms with ensuites and an in ground swimming pool surrounded by sandstone. How’s this for a water view? Plenty of cooling breezes at 526 Flinders Pde, Brighton. Picture: realestate.com.auIt’s hot out there already and all indications are it’s going to be a very warm summer.If the thought of a quick dip in a public pool along with the masses sends shivers down your spine, may be it’s time you invested in a home where it’s just you and your family taking a paddle or one where you can sit on the deck and capture cool water breezes.At Bardon, this home at 34 Satinwood Court has an amazing swimming pool. The house is on a 3519sq m of land and due for auction on November 17.