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Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

Last Monday, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battallion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters. "It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he said. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in." And Pattison, a probationary firefighter, decided to bring a watermelon wrapped in a pink ribbon. We're told some African-American firefighters were instantly offended since 90 percent of the people who work at Engine 55 are black. "When you get your first detail at a firehouse you pretty much know what you are getting yourself into," said Patrick Trout. "So you would have to say it was probably a bad call." FOX 2: "Is it racially insensitive to bring a watermelon into a fire house?" "To some people," McCarty said. FOX 2 spoke to Pattison by phone who claims it was not a joke - and he did not mean to offend his fellow firefighters. But he clearly did. Fire Commissioner Eric Jones says the Fenton native was officially discharged. In a statement Jones says: "There is zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior inside the Detroit Fire Department. On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Engine 55, a trial firefighter (probationary employee) engaged in unsatisfactory work behavior which was deemed offensive and racially insensitive to members of the Detroit Fire Department. "After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the best course of action was to terminate the employment of this probationary employee." In a world where racial tensions run high, some tell me the trial firefighter should have known better. Trout doesn't know if he meant anything by it - but feels it was a bad choice. "For sure by far it was," The question is did DFD take it too far? FOX 2: "Should he have lost his job over a watermelon?" "I don't think so," McCarty said. "Between what he did and what was there are a few things that could have been done."

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Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Donald Trump's government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so violates their "religious beliefs" or "moral convictions". Fifty-five million women benefited from the Obama-era rule, which made companies provide free birth control. Before taking office, Mr Trump had pledged to eliminate that requirement. What happened? The mandate requiring birth control coverage had been a key feature of so-called Obamacare - President Obama's efforts to overhaul the US healthcare system. But the requirement included a provision that permitted religious institutions to forgo birth control coverage for their employees. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Friday it was important to expand which organisations can opt out and deny free contraceptive coverage.

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Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

A team of scientists won approval from Hawaii officials on Thursday to build a $1.4 billion telescope atop a volcano indigenous people consider sacred, but opponents vowed to continue fighting. The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-2 to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island, state officials said in a statement. Astronomers consider the summit one of the world’s best places to view the cosmos, while Native Hawaiians say the project would disturb holy ground crucial to their connection with ancestors and the heavens. A consortium of scientists, after selecting the site in 2009 and applying to build there, initially received construction permits from state officials in 2011. In 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court voided that decision, saying officials did not follow the proper procedures for a “contested case hearing.” That forced the state board to re-evaluate the proposal with more input from opponents. The project calls for building one of the world’s largest telescopes atop the dormant volcano. “This was one of the most difficult decisions this board has ever made,” Suzanne Case, chairwoman of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, said in a statement. The 13,800 foot-tall (4,205 meters) volcano is already dotted with telescopes, the board noted in a 345-page decision paper.

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KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria For New Registration

KCET is also known as Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It is one of the most popular state level entrance exams in the state of Karnataka. KEA Bangalore has uploaded the KCET Application Form 2018 for admission. Karnataka Common Entrance Test is organized for admission to different courses in various fields such as Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural, Engineering, and Ayurveda etc. Candidates can check KCET Eligibility before registration. Though this exam, a huge number of students will get admission into several colleges/institutions which have located in the state of Karnataka. Date of Exam for KCET will be in the first week of May 2018. So candidates can proper well for the exam by getting the KCET Exam Pattern 2018.

KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

      For Science/Pharmacy Courses:

The candidates those who have passed PUC/12th or equivalent exam with biology, physics, chemistry, and English as the language are eligible to apply this exam. The students must have to take minimum fifty percent of marks in the PCB group.

      For Architecture/Engineering Courses

The students must have to clear the 12/PUC or equivalent exam with Physics, Maths as an official subject and English as the language subject. The general category students have to take forty-five percent marks in mathematics and physics with any one of the following subjects.

For reserved category, the students must have to take forty percent of marks with any one of the following subjects. If you want to know more information about KCET Notification 2018 then you read the article given below.

Karnataka CET 2018 Exam Date

The starting date of the application form starts from January 2018. The closing date will be for the month of March 2018. Exam last date to the fee payments is February 2018. The admit card available for this entrance exam is April 2018 . KCET 2018 Exam date will start in the month of May 2018. The entrance exam result will be published in the month of May 2018

How to Apply for KCET Application Form 2018

KEA is going to release the application form in online on its official website. Those candidates who apply for this exam can go and visit the KEA Bangalore website. Candidates can follow these given instructions to apply for the form.

      First of all, the candidates must have to go and visit the official website i.e. kea.kar.nic.in

      Candidates must have to go to latest news & click the KCET Application form

      Now, the students must have to enter the particular details such as name, register no etc.

      After entering the particular details, the students must have to check out the application form carefully

      Now you can click on to the submit button.

      Finally, the students must have to download the application and take one print of copy for further reference.

Exam Pattern of KCET 2018

This is the written examination. Each and every question in this exam consists of multiple choices. The time duration of this entrance examination is 320 minutes. Each and every part consists of 60 questions and all the questions carry one mark. In this entrance exam, there was no negative mark.   

jee main 2018 application form :- https://onlineentrancesexam.co.in/jee-main-application-form/

KCET Application Form 2018 :- https://onlineentrancesexam.co.in/kcet-application-form/

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Artificial Colors Are Back in Trix Because Nobody Liked Natural Ingredients

The maker of the iconic sugary breakfast cereal Trix is reintroducing artificial colors and flavorings after customers complained about the all-natural option, made using radishes, purple carrots, and turmeric. General Mills Inc., which also markets the kids' cereals Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms, as well as Häagen-Dazs ice cream, will start selling the classic version of Trix, made using the original recipe, alongside the more wholesome option in supermarkets starting in October, the Wall Street Journal reports. When General Mills pledged two years ago to remove artificial colors and flavors from all its cereal brands, many turned to social media to express outrage at the decision. Some accused the company of destroying their childhood cereal, while others described the new version of Trix as phoney and fraudulent.General Mills is just one of many major companies, along with Kraft Heinz, Subway, Nestle USA, Mars Inc. and more, that have committed to omitting artificial dyes and preservatives from their products. Many have been met with the same frustration expressed by Trix consumers.

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Full and Fair Democracy

Why was Erwin Sniedzins not invited to participate in this mayoral debate? To ensure a free and fair election organizers must make sure that all ideas are vetted and all candidates are giving a chance to debate their ideas and solutions. People are being killed to prevent democracy & here in Toronto people are trying to control a democratic process

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