Judge demands better conditions in Maricopa County Jail, Arizona; both sides claim victory

Judge demands better conditions in Maricopa County Jail, Arizona; both sides claim victory

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

A judge has ruled that the conditions in Maricopa County Jail, Arizona, which is run by the controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio, are unsanitary, and must be changed.

The ruling stated that some of the actions in the jail were unconstitutional, in particular, the court stated that that inmates had a constitutional right to be given space for outdoor recreation and be kept at a reasonable level of health.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hailed the decision as a victory. “In a sweeping rebuff of an attempt by Arpaio to terminate a federal consent decree mandating that he maintain conditions at the Maricopa County Jail that meet constitutional minimums, Judge Neil Wake ordered that jail officials ensure that all detainees receive necessary medical and mental health care, that they be given uninterrupted access to all medicines prescribed by correctional medical staff, that they be given access to toilets, sinks, toilet paper and soap and that they be served food that meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines,” they said in a press release.

“Judge Wake’s decision should serve as a reminder that even a man who brags about being the toughest sheriff in America has to abide by the Constitution.”

Despite this, Arpaio also claimed victory. In contradiction to the ACLU’s claims, he stated that the changes ordered were only minor. He also described the ruling as a recommendation, not an order.

The controversial sheriff also stated that “I became Sheriff well over a decade after this case was first filed. Still I have always maintained that we run a safe and constitutionally adequate jail system. This judgment reinforces the excellent work being performed by the detention staff and we all are always committed to improving the jail system wherever possible.”

What You Need To Know About Commercial Laundry

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The method and cleaning detergents you use to clean your clothing will determine the quality of cleanliness. Due to the busy schedules of most people in the modern world, time to clean clothes at home has become limited. Many people for this reason opt to take their clothes to a laundry place where there are big machines that are used to clean them.

The commercial washers used in laundries have a high capacity and for this reason are heavy duty. Commercial Laundry services are popular in different businesses such as the salon, spas, industries, automotive centers, restaurants, hotels, and medical facilities among others. The laundry service providers ensure that all your laundry needs are met by handling your clothing in a professional way.

Why should let professional launders handle your linens?

Different uniforms and linens may not require similar cleaning products and techniques. Professional launders apply a different laundry touch depending on the type and nature of the linen being cleaned. It takes laundry skills to mix the cleaning detergents in the right amounts in the laundry machine.

Is the laundry service good for medical facilities?

Medical facilities and linens used in the health centers, dispensaries and hospitals need the attention of professional laundry service providers. Linens in the medical setups contain harmful microbes that need to be eliminated through washing without damaging the linen material. Chemical agents and blood can easily and permanently stain linens. However, professional laundry service providers have enough skills to remove such stubborn stains and leave your linens spotlessly clean.

How do the laundry services save time?

The commercial laundry machines used in the laundry places can work on loads of linens and uniforms in one round. In addition, the service providers find it their pleasure to pick the linens you want cleaned from your home and return them once they are through. This saves you transport cost and time of driving from your house to their laundry premise. They also take less time to work on your linens.

Pilgrim Cleaners provide you with the finest quality laundry services for all your linens and uniforms. They use professionally maintained Commercial Laundry machines, and they always keep the laundry place safe and clean. The staff members here are properly trained, highly experienced and always available for your laundry services. Visit the website: Mypilgrimcleaners.com for more details.

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Romanian student wins NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

Romanian student wins NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Horia Teodorescu, a student in 10th grade at Costache Negruzzi College in Ia?i, northeastern Romania, won the annual worldwide NASA Space Settlement Design Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Fundamental Space Biology Program of the United States‘ space agency, NASA. The task of the contest is for students to develop designs for a permanent orbital space colony. For his design, Teodorescu was awarded a visit to a NASA base in the USA.

Concerning the contest, Teodorescu said, “I designed a space colony which is called ‘Temis’, a personification of the Greek goddess of wisdom. The project is made up of four parts.” He said that the development of the space colony in his design has two phases – “Firstly, there is the construction period, in which the Moon is used as a base for extracting and processing materials. This would last about one year. After that, there would be a period of 4-5 years, in which the population of the colony would reach 10,000.” In 15 years, Teodorescu projects in his design that the population would reach 100,000, and reach the stage where the colony would be able to sustain itself and to start developing its own economic, social and educational systems.

During the design’s conception, Teodorescu was aided by his teachers, Adrian Koriloff, Margareta Constantinescu, Nicolae Hirtan and Lucia Miron, as well as his father Horia Neculai Teodorescu, who is a professor at the Ia?i University. Teodorescu also participated in the same contest in 2004, where he received second place. The first prize was also obtained by Romanians, more precisely a group of students from Constan?a.

The Costache Negruzzi College, founded in 1895, is, with over 1500 students, the largest secondary education facility in Ia?i, a city of 320,000 people.

UK animal welfare group prosecutes woman who threw cat into bin

UK animal welfare group prosecutes woman who threw cat into bin

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Monday, September 20, 2010

A woman who was recorded throwing a cat into an outdoor rubbish bin has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty. 45-year-old Mary Bale, from Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, was recorded on a security camera allegedly giving the tabby cat — Lola, aged four — a stroking and looking at her surroundings before taking the animal and dumping it into the wheelie bin before walking away from the scene.

The cat was discovered in the bin fifteen hours later by her owners, 24-year-old Stephanie Andrews-Mann and her husband, 26-year-old Darryl. She appeared to be unharmed. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — otherwise known by the abbreviation RSPCA — have now brought charges against Mary Bale under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Judith Haw, a spokesperson for the RSPCA, has stated: “The RSPCA has taken the case to court as two alleged offences have been committed: of causing unnecessary suffering to a cat and of not providing the animal with a suitable environment. As criminal proceedings are now active the RSPCA will not be issuing any further statements or completing interview requests until conclusion of the court case.”

Having received a court summons from the RSPCA on Sunday, Bale is anticipated to make an appearance at Coventry Magistrates Court on October 19, 2010 at 1000 BST (0900 UTC). Bale had previously released a public apology. “I cannot explain why I did this,” it read. “It is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners.”

In a video available on Sky News Online Stephanie Andrews-Mann spoke about this incident and explained that “we thought it was probably someone coming from a night in the pub that thought it’d be hilarious to put a cat in the bin. We didn’t expect to find what it was we found.” When asked what she thought about the woman who committed this act, Stephanie commented: “I don’t know. I don’t know what could possibly go through her head to want to put a cat in a bin.” Stephanie’s husband Darryl explained: “It was basically after we’d found Lola in the bin that we played back the video footage and seen, obviously, what had gone on, what had happened.” Describing this act, he expressed: “I think it’s disgusting. I don’t know how anyone could treat, um, a harmless animal that can’t defend itself, just do something like that to it.”