The message is now out … you have to bundle up goes the warning.
We don’t need the warning from weather forecasters before action.
As winter approaches, we now dust-off our warm clothings, gloves and stuffy headgears, to battle cold winds.
Last Sunday, we were ushered to setting clocks back an hour. However, it brought again the never ending debate about changing time twice a year.
The happy moment was that at 2 a.m. all phones automatically went an hour back without anyone touching them.
Actually, Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 10, 2019 and ended Sunday, November 3, 2019 and is observed through out the United States except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and America Samoa.
A former employee at a Centre for the Intellectually Disabled has been sentenced to two life terms for raping two clients both of whom became pregnant and later gave birth.
The judge told the 62 year old convict, originally from Sierra Leone, that some crimes “are so vile” that the defendant can’t be allowed liberty before handing down the maximum sentence in the 2017 and 2018 sexual assaults that occurred in Springfield.
“You have been found guilty of rape of the most vulnerable people in our society” the judge said. “You were in a position of trust where you should have been protecting them instead of acting as a predator.”
According to the prosecution, both victims, aged 29 and 33, are so impaired that they could not fully communicate the abuse they suffered or understand what was happening to their bodies when they became pregnant.
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Both women attended a program where the convict was a behavioral technician.
The first case came to light in October 2017. The 29 year old woman went in for a check up but the doctor discovered she was five months pregnant.
Attempts were made to explain the pregnancy to her but she could not understand because of her disability.
Months later, doctors were forced to perform a cesarean operation because she did not understand their request for her to push during the birth operation.
DNA tests later revealed that the accused was responsible for both pregnancies.
The accused had spent 22 years working with intellectually disabled people.
Participating in the Washington Post “One Day University” seminar two days ago, took my mind multiple years back when I was at the University of Iowa in America’s mid-west.
However, the Washington Post featured many nationally recognized academics. Topics covered in the grilling exercise include the shifting lens of history and how we reimagine the past, what we know about the universe (and what we don’t know), and as the clock ticks where is the world heading to.
It was a semester in a day.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held an interactive session the other day under the US-Africa Economic Relations.
A flyer distributed at the session noted that Africa is a continent in economic transformation as it boasts of 8 of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies and has led the world for six years in a row in the number of business regulatory reforms to create more business-friendly environment.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement of 2019 makes Africa the largest free trade zone in the world and opens up more trade and investment opportunities.
While US trade with Africa has grown over the years to $61.9 billion in 2018, there is room for greater expansion.
The session featured US State and federal officials, African government officials and business leaders.
Speakers assessed the nature and scope of the economic relations between a number of African countries highlighting the measures taken at the state level to drive economic engagement with Africa.
Life in these United States – Never say never. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time, doctors here have advised.
Thought for the Week: Every species has its peculiarities but some creatures are weirder than others.
By Rod Mac-Johnson
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