9, 2016. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) By City News Service # Comments Local law enforcement officials said today they are committed to working together to stem hate crimes and urged the public to report any attacks, vandalism or other incidents motivated primarily by hatred of a particular group. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Sheriff Anthony La Berge at City Hall to assure the public that they will put their resources toward prosecuting people who perpetrate hate crimes. Feuer, describing such acts as un-American, pointed to a recent incident in which an El Camino Real High School student reported that a classmate tried to pull off her hijab head covering. Feuer said victims of hate crimes need to know that we will stand up for them and that were here to protect them, that we will vigorously prosecute hate crimes. Lacey said hate crimes committed against anyone in our community will be backed with a strong response by law enforcement and prosecutors. RELATED STORY: LA County supervisor calls for task force to protect immigrants after Trump victory Authorities said hate crimes can be reported by calling the toll-free ASKLAPD line at (877) 275-5273. The number of reported hate crimes grew 7 percent nationwide last year, which includes a 67 percent jump in crimes directed at Muslims, according to FBI figures. In the Los Angeles area, the countys Human Relations Commission found that following seven years of decline, reported hate crimes grew for the first time by 24 percent , with Muslims seeing a 38 percent increase, according to Feuer. Authorities consider hate crimes to be those acts committed because of antipathy based on someones real or perceived race, skin color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion, Lacey said. RELATED STORY: Hate crimes against blacks, Latinos, transgender women surge in LA County Misdemeanor hate crime offenders face up to a year in jail and as much as a $5,000 fine, while felony hate crimes carry a sentence of up to three years in state prison and as much as $10,000 in penalties, Lacey said. Beck said that unlike traditional crimes that typically affect one person or a small group of people, the repercussions of hate crimes tend to permeate through the community.read more
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His latest book, however, introduces us to a man whose life remains obscure even though his name long ago entered the dictionary as a generic term for a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover. Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius (Simon & Schuster) is the surprising life story of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), whom Bergreen describes as the Venetian adventurer, spy, duelist, gambler, escape artist, and the author of nearly one hundred novels, poems, and treatises. Although Casanova has long been eclipsed by what his name has become synonymous with, he was known by Rousseau, Voltaire, Mozart, Catherine the Great and Benjamin Franklin. Indeed, he was so celebrated during his lifetime that Bergreen insists the 18th century was not only the Age of Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, but also the Age of Casanova, the Venetian arriviste who incarnated its passions and pleasures. The flesh-and-blood Casanova started out as an inauspicious figure. The son of an actress who also was a courtesan, he was neither handsome, nor well-educated, nor well-born. At 6 feet 2 inches in height, with a broad forehead and a big nose, he resembled a giant goose. Awkward [and] slow-witted in childhood, according to Bergreen, the Scottish biographer James Boswell later dismissed the grown-up Casanova as a blockhead. And yet Casanovas charm was somehow irresistible: He slept with one hundred and twenty-two women, by his own count, and perhaps with a few men, Bergreen reveals. As we learn in Bergreens fascinating biography, Casanova was much more than a highly successful seducer. Fatefully, he was diverted from his studies for the priesthood by an opportunity to become the protege of a prominent Venetian senator. He voyaged to far-flung courts and great houses and acquainted himself with princes and pashas, thereby acquiring the social and intellectual shine that concealed his humble origins and at the same time enabled him to gather intelligence and put it to good use. Ever curious and adventurous, he fell afoul of the Inquisition by reason of his devotion to both kabbalah and Freemasonry. Of course, Casanova was even more devoted to the pleasures of the flesh. His first conquest in adolescence was the 13-year-old sister of the priest who was his tutor: It was she who little by little kindled in my heart the first sparks of a feeling which later became my ruling passion, Casanova wrote. To his credit, Bergreen describes the numerous flirtations, seductions and love affairs for which Casanova is famous with both elegance and an appropriate touch of eroticism.
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Their very beings are transfigured so that they can represent Christ the Good Shepherd for God’s people and Christ as the Head of the Church. It seemed to him such an awful thing to mistake one’s vocationnn. St. CLXXXIX, art. 10, thinks of placing the choice of a state of life in a category apart. Survey of Youth and Young Adults on Vocations New study shows over 500,000 of our youth and young adults have seriously considered a vocation. The solution of this question involves that of the vocation itself. And thus we arrive at conclusions which agree with those of Cornelius à Lapide in his commentary on the seventh chapter of I Corinthians, and which recommend themselves by their very simplicity. There are the vocatio universalise, the vocatio specialise, only extended to some. Those who belong to a religious order not only follow the evangelical counsels for themselves, but are accepted by the Church, more or less officially, to represent in religious society the practice of the rules of perfection; and to offer it to God as a part of public worship. Otherwise, God would be bound to make known to us clearly both His own will and the consequences of our negligence.
Simple Tips To Help You Understand Employment
Your career and life depend on you learning all you can about gainful employment. Without the right information, it is much harder to find a good job that offers plenty of room for advancement. You will learn more by reading the article below.
When job hunting, make sure you dress well regardless of the employer. People usually think that someone who’s dressed nicely is better for the job. Always present yourself well, even if you’re just leaving an application or resume for consideration.
When you want a new job, talk to your friends and contacts. See if they know anybody searching for someone with your skills and if they’re willing to introduce you to them. A lot of people forget to do this, but you must remember to begin here so that you’re able to stand out to potential employers.
Take some classes! Often times, if you want a job you have to acquire new skills. Improving your education to fill in any gaps in your skill set or update your knowledge on certain subjects is very important. There are many self-study programs online that you can fit into whatever schedule you have.
Use the resources LinkedIn offers. The Q and A section is a great way to showcase your knowledge and skill. You will also be able to use this place to see if others have anything to say about their experience and ideas where they work.
Be sure to present your qualifications for the job clearly in the text of your cover letter. Every employer wants someone who is actually overqualified for the position. It’s up to you to ensure that you’re coming across as the right fit for the job. You want your skills to match those that they are specifically looking for in their ads.
Make sure you have a good mindset. Focus on getting a job, while avoiding any thoughts about failure. Don’t sit back on unemployment and ignore job hunting. Figure out your goals, set a deadline and stick to it!
Patience is key when hiring new employees. You may find yourself in need to hire new people to meet new business requirements. Making this mistake can result in a great deal of regret and a lot of money wasted on an employee that provides little benefit to your company.
If you have an old email address, update it to a professional one. Your email address can leave a first impression on the employer. Simply get an email address with your first and last name or something else very simple. A poor choice in email addresses could cost you that job you’ve been dreaming of.
Keep in mind that most companies are only about making income. Therefore, show how you can add money to a company in your interview. Showing good character is important, but there’s more to the equation.
Because the digital world is ever advancing, you have to be mindful of your presence online. Therefore, it’s vital you are continually searching your name online so that you can see the results. This will show you what prospective employers are going to see and you can make necessary changes.
You need to know all that you can about every company that you will be interviewing with. Look at their website and look for their LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook page. This will help you learn about the potential employer and be prepared for your interview. You could come out ahead of others interviewing for the same position if you go in armed with this information.
Take a look at your skills. If you need to acquire certain sorts of skills for a job category, consider enrolling in some courses. Don’t fret over a higher degree if it isn’t in the budget. Classes will help fine tune your skills and bolster your resume. For example, taking a class in QuickBooks can help you gain a new bookkeeping job.
As you can now see, there is much job advice to be had. If you are looking for a job, you have to take it seriously. Don’t be half-hearted with your time when looking for a job as it is a job in itself. Work hard and you’ll have a job in no time.