Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Health sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileMedical And Surgical Centre Limited deals within the Healthcare and Cafeteria segments where it operates hospitals in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Healthcare Limited and operates hospitals under the Fortis Clinique Darné and Wellkin Hospital names, as well as runs a one day care centre under the FCD North name. Medical And Surgical Centre Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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AITUC delegation at the WFTU Congress in Durban, Oct. 8. At left, Amarjeet Kaur.Amarjeet Kaur is National Secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress. Martha Grevatt interviewed her Oct. 7 during the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions, held in Durban, South Africa. They discussed the 180-million-strong general strike of Sept. 2.Kaur explained that until 1947 AITUC was the only trade union umbrella organization. Another 11 union centers were formed since the 1940s by various political currents — from the Marxist left to social democrats to “the right reactionary religion-based organizations.” The federations led by the previous and current ruling bourgeois parties are the largest, followed by AITUC, which is “the top among the left.” This is the second segment of her interview.Martha Grevatt: Why were women essential to the success of the strike?Amarjeet Kaur: Women were essential because they are hard hit. All the social security investment which the government is reducing is hitting women because it is making education, health, drinking water and food items expensive. Good jobs and opportunities are being lost. Women are being engaged only in precarious jobs, where wages are not protected at all, so women’s participation in our strike was immense. They were in the forefront everywhere.Women could really digest the whole campaign [because] we are the worst oppressed. Once again child labor is increasing in India. There are too many migrations from rural to urban areas. Trafficking is happening. Women are really suffering so they were a very important component to make this strike a success. All of the welfare schemes — there are almost 10 million women working in that area. None of them have worker status. [These women perform necessary social services but are considered “volunteers” and receive no wages, only below-minimum-wage payment as an “honorarium,” and are not protected by labor laws.] So they were out in the streets. Our domestic workers were in the streets. So women were very, very important in making this strike a success.This strike went beyond the workers. It was appealing not only to our workforce and our targets. We told our workers we have to go to the communities, we have to go to the people. We have to go beyond our boundaries and tell the people the strike is not only for us, it is meant for India, to save its sovereignty and not to sell out our interests to the foreign companies and finance capital. This is how we moved. And that’s why we got so much support.For women I have a message: They should understand that they and their children are the worst affected with this neoliberal economic market. All humans suffer but they are the worst sufferers so they should be in the forefront of these struggles of class-oriented organizations. The working class needs to take the lead today.MG: What is the role of the left?AK: The left political parties came out openly in support of the Sept. 2nd strike. They said, “We support your demands, we support your strike, we will ask our cadres to help you in this strike.” Many even appealed to the local governments of those states which are controlled by political parties other than the [ruling] party so some of those governments did not use their police against the strikers. But where these hostile governments were, there workers had to face the police. They were trying to break the strike but they could not break it.MG: Do you want to add anything else?AK: I think a very big problem we are facing today is that new industries are coming up; several of the multinational corporations are coming in and investing money. They are violating the Indian constitution and labor laws. And the governments are siding with them. When workers want to form unions they are sacked [fired], retrenched, suspended. So we were glad to have the solidarity with the unions of those corporations, who have offices in various countries.For example, there are Japanese, German and U.S. companies in several countries producing a single item. They are threatening to move out of a country if you ask for your rights and the government [echoes them]. So I think it is high time for our solidarity, our closeness among various unions working in different countries, hearing of and sharing our experiences, victories and achievements, the methods and forms of our agitation. That will help us, exchanging those opinions and all the close working of the unions will be very, very important.I definitely feel that the capitalist world is in a crisis they are failing to contain and they are telling lies that they are doing okay, but it is not happening. They are attacking one country after another for natural resources. That means the armament industry will have more business creating conflicts here and there. They are against the working class and we should see to it that in our respective countries we do not allow warmongers to take over the psychology of the masses. The trade unions once again will have to speak out against conflicts, violence and local wars … and those who are creating terrorist groups and utilizing that situation against their own workers in their own home country as well as creating problems for the workers in other countries.The working class needs to understand that this decay has increased the challenges but has also given us more openings. Now more and more unions want to be in a fighting mood. Once they are in a fighting mood then they would like to desert the unions who are not fighting. They would like to come to the centers which are fighting. So this is providing us opportunity to strengthen the class-oriented unions and WFTU.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
North Carolina school workers and community unite to fight right-wing legislation and demand economic justice, May 16, Raleigh.Let’s make this a long, hot summer for the bigots and the bourgeoisie.This is the summer for strikes, for mass demonstrations, for making the bank buildings and paid-for legislative offices too hot to hold the financiers and the politicians who are wrecking our lives.It’s not only their blowhard bluster and racist rhetoric. Yes, Trump said something horrifying, once again, actually calling im/migrant people “animals” and thereby invoking, yet again, centuries when enslaving human beings of color was supposedly justified by that word.Such words are the distillation of ruling-class actions, orders, laws. All over the U.S. in the last few weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested and jailed hundreds of immigrant workers for the “illegal” act of trying to feed themselves and their families. And the administration’s planned revocation of temporary protective status would expel 300,000 legal immigrants, some after having been in the U.S. for 30 years.Overwhelmingly, this administration is targeting Black and Brown people to “purge” from the U.S. in an act paralleling Ku Klux Klan campaigns of the 1920s to “clean up the nation.”Let’s remember that the Klan also policed women, beating and whipping those who tried to lead independent lives. This week’s misogynist verbal battering came from the Texas lieutenant governor, who blamed the mass-shooting deaths at a school there on women having abortions.Never mind the contradiction that most of the shooters involved in these U.S. massacres are white men, young and old — including the recent Texas shooter — who have a history of domestic abuse, stalking and hatred toward women.The attacks on women continue as the Trump administration advances new “gag” rules to exclude Planned Parenthood from federal family planning. This service group provides care for more than 40 percent of 4 million Title X federal patients, many poor women of color.We could go on and on with the list of attacks — on poor people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people in unions.But the essential question is: How do we stop the attacks?The only method of change the system offers is “vote.”But the so-called “democratic” voting process is endlessly manipulated, short-circuited, withheld and bought outright to serve the purposes of Big Banking, Big Business and Big Guns. Electing candidates from either of the corporate parties is ultimately ineffective. Meanwhile, problems facing workers multiply.Instead, working people have the ability to exercise actual power. They can bring a company, an institution — or the entire economic system — to a halt.Workers can win real concessions the way the striking teachers and school workers have done all spring — walk out and refuse to work. The bigger the numbers and the longer the walkout, the more likely concessions can be wrung out of the system.But note this: In Oklahoma, after the education workers went back to the schools and classrooms, the legislators simply reversed their vote and canceled some of the wins.We need to win change that cannot be taken away with the next bought-and-paid-for legislative vote or the next racist, anti-woman or anti-LGBTQ campaign designed to split the solidarity of workers and oppressed peoples.There is a difference between winning concessions and overturning oppression.Let’s make this a long, hot summer for the bigots and the bourgeoisie. A summer when they hope longingly for the end — and instead see the foreshadowing of their own end, as everywhere masses of working and oppressed peoples build connections and lay a foundation for lasting social revolution in our time.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
La Primera Nación de Wet’suwet’en enfrenta la violencia y la invasión colonial, ya que continúa defendiendo su territorio contra un proyecto de oleoducto multimillonario que amenaza sus tierras y aguas tradicionales. Las fronteras territoriales de Wet’suwet’en están rodeadas por la provincia occidental que fue nombrada Columbia Británica por la nación colonizadora Canadá.Ottawa protesta el 7 de febrero contra el gasoducto propuesto Coastal GasLink en el noroeste de Columbia Británica.El 8 de enero, el Campamento Unist’ot’en que protege el territorio de Wet’suwet’en convocó a una semana de solidaridad internacional: “El 31 de diciembre de 2019, B. C. La Juez de la Corte Suprema Marguerite Church otorgó una orden judicial contra los miembros de la nación Wet’suwet’en, que han estado administrando y protegiendo nuestros territorios tradicionales de la destrucción de múltiples tuberías, incluida la tubería de gas natural licuado (GNL) de Coastal GasLink (CGL). Los jefes hereditarios de los cinco clanes de Wet’suwet’en han rechazado la decisión de la Iglesia, que criminaliza a Anuk’nu’at’en (ley de Wet’suwet’en), y han emitido y forzado un desalojo de los trabajadores de CGL del territorio”. (tinyurl.com/sldyrz2)El mandato de la iglesia es ilegal. Los Wet’suwet’en tienen derechos legales sobre sus tierras: en 1997, la Corte Suprema de Canadá reconoció el título aborigen de tierras no cedidas de las Primeras Naciones en la decisión de Delgamuukw.Pero en lugar de abrir relaciones con las Primeras Naciones, cuyas tierras nunca han sido cedidas, el gobierno provincial de Columbia Británica y los cabilderos corporativos están conspirando para forzar la “rendición” de los derechos territoriales de las Primeras Naciones a fin de robar tierras para construir los $5 mil millones (6,6 mil millones de dólares canadienses) gasoducto CGL. (tinyurl.com/s3b3w4t)La fuerza utilizada incluye la violenta incursión de tierras soberanas de la Real Policía Montada de Canadá (RCMP) en enero de 2019, que provocó protestas en Canadá y en todo el mundo.El 4 de enero, los jefes de Wet’suwet’en Chiefs escoltaron al último contratista de CGL. El 6 de febrero, la RCMP trasladó ilegalmente maquinaria pesada y helicópteros a territorio soberano y no cedido de Wet’suwet’en y arrestó a 28 defensores de tierras de la nación de Wet’suwet’en Nation.La llamada de Wet’suwet’en provoca la solidaridad rápidaEl llamado de solidaridad del 8 de enero declaró: “Nuestra fuerza para actuar hoy proviene del conocimiento de que nuestros aliados en Canadá y en todo el mundo nuevamente se levantarán con nosotros, como lo hicieron con Oka, Gustafsen Lake y Elsipogtog, cerrando las líneas de ferrocarril, puertos e infraestructura industrial y presionar a los funcionarios gubernamentales electos para que cumplan con la UNDRIP (Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas). El estado debe dejar de apoyar violentamente a los miembros del 1% que están robando nuestros recursos y condenando a nuestros hijos a un mundo que el cambio climático ha vuelto inhabitable”.El 5 de febrero, los Tyendinaga Mohawks bloquearon el ferrocarril cerca de Belleville, Ontario, en el único enlace oriental de Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) entre el este y el oeste de Canadá o el medio oeste de los EE.UU. Esto efectivamente cerró el tráfico ferroviario de carga y pasajeros en el este de Ontario. (Ferrocarril progresivo, 12 de febrero)Los Mohawks de Tyendinaga dicen que no terminarán su manifestación hasta que la RCMP abandone el territorio de Wet’suwet’en.Para el 11 de febrero, la expansión de las protestas ferroviarias efectivamente cerró todas las rutas entre Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal y Kingston, y CN advirtió sobre un efecto indirecto en los puertos costeros. (tinyurl.com/v3aws6w) CN declaró que docenas de trenes de carga cancelados habían detenido el envío de todas las categorías, desde propano hasta materia prima para las fábricas. (tinyurl.com/t58tn4c) Y el espacio limitado de railyard de CN para el almacenamiento de material rodante se agregó al cierre a través del respaldo de tráfico de Halifax, N.S., a Windsor, Ont., y en partes de B.C.Bloqueos ferroviarios desafiantes eficacesFabricantes y exportadores canadienses, la asociación de comercio e industria más grande de Canadá, que generalmente envía productos en unos 4.500 vagones por día, pidió una mayor intervención del gobierno. El presidente de CM&E, Dennis Darby, declaró que sus partes interesadas, desde compañías químicas hasta Dannon Yogurt, han llamado con alarma por el cierre del ferrocarril, vital para la infraestructura de carga de Canadá. Canadian National mueve $250 mil millones al año a través de su red transcontinental.El cierre también afecta a los agricultores de trigo y cebada. “Los retrasos provocarán que los agricultores no puedan entregar su grano”, dijo Dave Bishop, presidente de la Comisión de Alberta Barley. “Todavía nos estamos recuperando de la cosecha del infierno y necesitamos un movimiento confiable de granos para volver a la pista”. (NPR, 14 de febrero)Los medios corporativos están intentando fomentar el sentimiento anti-indígena con advertencias de una posible escasez de propano. (tinyurl.com/rq8sylv)A partir del 12 de febrero, Via Rail Canada dijo que 157 trenes habían sido cancelados, afectando a más de 24.500 pasajeros en el corredor ferroviario de Toronto a Montreal. Vía servicio ferroviario en la provincia B.C. también fue cerrada por un bloqueo cerca de New Hazelton, interrumpiendo el servicio de la línea principal en el norte de B.C. La RCMP arrestó a 28 personas en un bloqueo ferroviario de Houston, B.C.Canadian National obtuvo órdenes judiciales para poner fin a las manifestaciones ferroviarias cerca de Belleville, Ontario, New Hazelton, B.C., y cerca de Winnipeg. Los Mohawks de Tyendinaga desafiaron los mandatos de la corte provincial para abrir el bloqueo de Belleville.La Policía Provincial de Ontario se vio obligada a negociar con los soberanos Mohawks, que ahora han creado un segundo sitio de bloqueo ferroviario dentro del territorio Tyendinaga Mohawk. Y los Kahnawake Mohawks ha bloqueado una línea del Pacífico canadiense cerca de la costa sur de Montreal. APTN News (Cadena de Televisión del Pueblo aborigen) informa que aliados locales no indígenas están llevando suministros a los sitios de bloqueo de Mohawk.Protestas de la ‘historia de la violencia’A medida que se extendían las protestas de solidaridad, los manifestantes interrumpieron la Legislatura de la Columbia Británica durante la entrega del discurso del “trono” del vicegobernador Janet Austin. Los manifestantes acamparon afuera cantando “¡Vergüenza!” mientras los políticos buscaban ayuda de la seguridad contratada para ingresar al edificio.El 15 de febrero, 100 manifestantes bloquearon físicamente una línea ferroviaria en el este de Vancouver y entregaron volantes que decían: “Queremos reconocer la historia compartida de la violencia experimentada por los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades chinas y punjabi en el llamado B.C.” (tinyurl.com/uyr8pwj)Wet’suwet’en está sacando a la luz el fracaso de la Oficina de Evaluación Ambiental de B.C. de considerar la conocida amenaza de violencia hacia las mujeres, niñas y dos espíritus indígenas de los campamentos de trabajo de proyectos de combustibles fósiles. La Investigación nacional de Canadá sobre mujeres indígenas desaparecidas y asesinadas encontró “evidencia sustancial” de que los proyectos de extracción de recursos están relacionados con ataques violentos contra mujeres indígenas, niños y personas de dos espíritus. Los planes de CGL incluyen la construcción de 14 “campamentos de hombres”, uno para albergar a 400 hombres a unos 13 kilómetros del Centro de Sanación Unist’ot’en. (tinyurl.com/tao3qzw)El campamento de Unist’ot’en declaró el 10 de febrero: “Nuestras matriarcas fueron arrestadas mientras realizaban una ceremonia para llamar a nuestros antepasados y honrar a las mujeres y niñas indígenas desaparecidas y asesinadas. Las Unist’ot’en sabemos que la violencia en nuestra tierra y la violencia en nuestras mujeres están conectadas. Durante la ceremonia, colgamos vestidos rojos para recordar los espíritus de las mujeres, niñas y dos espíritus asesinados que nos quitaron”.Andrew Brant de Tyendinaga dijo que los Mohawk están devolviendo el apoyo mostrado por Primeras Naciones en B.C. durante la crisis de Oka en 1990, cuando los Mohawks de Kanesatake, Que., se enfrentaron a los militares canadienses por la expansión de un campo de golf. “Vamos a estar con ellos ahora”, dijo Brant. “Nos han expulsado de tantos lugares, esto es todo lo que nos queda. Entendemos por lo que están pasando”. (tinyurl.com/usuf43x)Cómo apoyar a Wet’suwet’enLa solidaridad de otras Primeras Naciones y aliados durante el desarrollo de la crisis climática ha aumentado el apoyo a las demandas indígenas de “Land Back”. Para saber cómo apoyar a Wet’suwet’en contra la construcción ilegal de tuberías de CGL, visite tinyurl.com/rppq5ke/. Para contribuir al Fondo Legal de Unist’ot’en, visite tinyurl.com/tvg96xj/.La herencia de Tromblay es Huron nonstatus y naciones mixtas del sudeste indocumentadas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
NewsHealthPoliticsLimerick TDs ask for collective community response to reduce COVID-19 impactBy Cian Reinhardt – March 18, 2020 213 Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region WhatsApp TDs Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin, Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fáil, Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael, and Brian Leddin, Green Party said, “This means staying apart from people: avoiding social contact where possible, and where unavoidable, keeping 2 metres or just over 6 feet apart.”The group of sitting TDs urged the public to wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds, and urged everyone to slow the spread of the virus to help Ireland’s health professionals.“Our health professionals are prepared to work around the clock. We need to assist them by slowing the spread of the virus.“Despite the measures taken by us all in Limerick to date – the COVID-19 crisis will get worse before it gets better. Our response as a community will determine the impact.” The statement noted the politicians had been contacted by people in Limerick’s communities over the past number of weeks “concerned and worried for yourselves and for your loved ones”.“We have a duty of care towards the most vulnerable in our community,” the statement reads, adding, “This could be one of the most difficult crises that Limerick has ever seen. If we work together we can and will get through it.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Advertisement TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthLimerick City and CountyNews LIMERICK City’s Dáil Eireann representatives have said our “collective response” to the COVID-19 coronavirus will help in reducing the impact of the virus. Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions “We commend the nurses, doctors, ambulance service members and all the staff working in our health service who are dealing with an unprecedented challenge. Thank you for your selfless service at this extraordinary time,” it concluded. Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Facebook “We will save lives if we follow the advice of health professionals and practice social distancing,” the TDs said in a joint statement this week. Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Previous articleJunior Rugby Fixture Calendar in DisarrayNext articleLimerick-based pharmaceutical company announces advances in coronavirus anti-body programme Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Twitter Print
News UpdatesSupreme Court Collegium Recommends To Make 5 Additional Judges Of Kerala High Court Permanent LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 April 2021 4:37 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Collegium on Monday approved the proposal for appointment of five Additional Judges of Kerala High Court as Permanent Judges. They are: 1. Justice Conrad S. Dias 2. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan 3. Justice TR Ravi 4. Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas 5. Justice Gopinath P.Justice Dias was sworn in is an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on November…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Collegium on Monday approved the proposal for appointment of five Additional Judges of Kerala High Court as Permanent Judges. They are: 1. Justice Conrad S. Dias 2. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan 3. Justice TR Ravi 4. Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas 5. Justice Gopinath P.Justice Dias was sworn in is an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on November 18, 2019. Justice Kunhikrishnan was sworn in is an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on February 13, 2020. Justices Ravi, Thomas and Gopinath were sworn in is Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court on March 6, 2020. Click Here To Download NotificationRead NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
iStock/peterspiroBy: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Police departments across the country have come under fire for their handling of what were largely peaceful protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, which were, in part, against police brutality. In some cases, officials are now investigating alleged officer misconduct.Yet for one man who says he was permanently blinded in his left eye after rubber bullets were allegedly shot at him, the internal investigations are not enough.“They’re treating us like we’re attacking the country, when they’re really attacking us as citizens,” Jax Feldmann, a 21-year-old Denver resident, told ABC News.Feldmann said he was leaving his friends’ house on May 30 and was walking to his car at around 9:30 p.m. before he was allegedly shot. Earlier that day, the city had seen protests in the wake of Floyd’s death. But by the time Feldmann had stepped out, he said the crowds had mostly dispersed. A curfew was in effect at 8 p.m. that evening.He walked what he said was about 30 or 40 feet before seeing “a truck full of cops” drive around the corner.Feldmann said he did not see anyone peacefully protesting, let alone being violent. But when he arrived at the corner of Grant Street and Colfax Avenue, he was, as he describes, suddenly shot in the eye.“I can’t really work my head around the fact that I wasn’t even protesting, and I still got shot in the eye and now I’m blind,” he said. “I don’t have any explanation as to why they did that and they haven’t come forward with an explanation.”Feldmann said that he learned on Thursday that in about a year or two, he will completely lose his eye and will need a prosthetic. The doctors gave him the choice to have more surgeries, but said at some point down the road, the outcome of losing his eye was inevitable, according to Feldmann.Beyond the investigation, he wants to see actual change.“This shouldn’t happen to anyone whether you’re a citizen or an actual criminal and something needs to be done about that … I think we need to ban these non-lethal projectiles,” he said.A spokesperson for Denver police told ABC News there is “an open investigation into that incident at this time.”“As with all internal affairs investigations, they are overseen by the office of the independent monitor,” the spokesperson said. When asked by ABC News if any officers had been placed on administrative leave or reassigned to non-field duties, the spokesperson did not respond to ABC News.Protests in Denver were largely peaceful and continued steadily since Floyd’s death on May 25, but in some instances police used pepper spray and projectiles on them.A federal judge ruled on June 5 that the Denver Police Department must scale back its use of chemicals and projectiles in protests. Judge R. Brooke Jackson of U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, said some actions of “what I hope and believe to be a minority of the police officers in Denver and the nation during recent days (and before) not only vis-a-vis persons of color but against peaceful protesters of all backgrounds have been disgusting.”Denver police said it would comply with the order.Rubber bullets, referred to as kinetic impact projectiles (KIPs), are made from a variety of materials including rubber, polyvinyl chloride, plastic or a composite including metal. A combination of these materials into one bullet, propelled at a fast velocity and in close proximity, can cause terminal injuries or serious long-term damage, according to experts.Feldmann’s case is not the only instance being investigated.In New York, the Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the interactions between the NYPD and protesters. Los Angeles police have launched more than 50 investigations into officer misconduct.Feldmann’s mother, Tammy, is wondering why there is only an internal investigation and not criminal charges.“It is very frustrating because if I would have done this to somebody, where would I be right now? I’d be in jail. I’d have charges pressed against me,” she said.Tammy Feldmann said she wants someone to be held accountable and wants an answer as to why police were using rubber bullets in the first place.She described the damage to her son’s eye.“There’s three layers to your eye. You have the sclera, you have the choroid and you have the retina. There was so much damage from the bullet that it shredded all three layers so they’re no longer connected and they can’t fix it,” his mother said.“So when Jax was given the option of a surgery, what the surgery was to remove all the blood that was in the back and front of his eye. The pain could be very intense to do that. Or we could do the other option, which is to let the blood just dissipate on its own because he’s not gonna have sight,” she continued.Tammy Feldmann called her son’s decision to do the latter “heart-wrenching.”Birk Baumgartner, an attorney representing Feldmann, said they are taking steps to file a lawsuit against the City of Denver.“This is not some garden variety of officer misconduct. This is a criminal assault causing serious bodily injury,” Baumgartner said. “There is no doubt this is a criminal act and an intentional act, and the city is not investigating as such. That shows what their real intentions are towards Jax.”A Sacramento woman said she’ll likely be blind in one eye after the police shot her with a rubber bullet, according to ABC Sacramento affiliate KXTV. A freelance photographer said she likely won’t regain vision in her left eye after being shot with what she believes was a rubber bullet, according to the New York Times. A woman who attended a protest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told ABC News bones in her face were fractured.Dr. Rohini Haar, an emergency physician, medical expert at Physicians for Human Rights, and Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley’s School of Law, said that police are not required to report their use of these weapons.Haar also said their irregular shape creates unpredictable trajectories and makes it so there’s “really no way to use them safely in the crowd control setting to disperse the crowd or target a single violent individual within a crowd.”“Ultimately, what the narrative should be, is that these are weapons and should be considered dangerous,” Haar added.ABC News’ Dr. Ayodola Adigun and Eden David contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Kobe Bryant discusses his new young adult novel, life after winning an Oscar Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEddie Perlas / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Kobe Bryant has conquered the basketball court, and has successfully taken on the film industry by winning the 2018 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Now, the MVP has his eyes set on a brand new venture: children’s books.Bryant has released his first book, a young adult novel titled, The Wizenard Series: Training Camp, which follows a group of young male basketball players and their struggling inner-city basketball team.Kobe tells ABC Radio that the idea for his book came from his love of two things: Harry Potter and basketball.“We’re a big Harry Potter household, but we’re also a big sports household,” Bryant says. “And there wasn’t a story that can combine both of them. That was the original idea behind it.”Although Bryant had award-winning young adult writer Wesley King pen his first project, the former basketball star came up with the characters and its plot. Bryant explains he has an ultimate vision for his new book series.“This project in particular is something that we believe belongs on the stage,” he reveals. “Because of the way it’s set… the kind of the arc of the narrative, we believe it has a better presence on the stage. So, we’ll see how that goes.”Still, Kobe has his sights set on even bigger projects. However, he knows it’s going to be an uphill climb — even after his Oscar win. The basketball champ says he’s not exactly sure what winning an Oscar has done for him beyond giving him some “credibility.”“I’m not just a basketball player trying to dabble into something, but inevitably you still get that a lot,” he says. “Like when I say, “OK, I’m coming out with a novel… I kind of get the eye roll a little bit still.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by