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THE BEST TEACHING JOB POSTING “EVER”   Leave a comment

 

English Teaching positions (Vietnam)

compensation: to be discussed at interview
employment type: full-time

The details:
The ideal candidate:
1) 25-35 years old, with 20 years of teaching experience.
2) PhD in English Literature (published author with verified sales of over 1,000,000 books also acceptable).
3) Willing to work 140 hours a week for 2 dollars an hour. (Hey, before you get all bent out of shape about being underpaid, remember that you sold all those books and are making a killing off of royalties. . .why are you quibbling over a few bucks here?)
4) Can wrestle a bear and/or crocodile with your bare hands and come out on top without a scratch (we have some really, really, really rowdy kids you have to deal with).

This maybe a joke ,, but read teachers blog’s in Vietnam ,, with an influx of teachers from Thailand for us older teachers with years of experience teaching in Vietnam its getting harder to find jobs in HCMC only in far flung provinces can we find work ,, maybe 8-12$ an hour if you are lucky ,, 30 hours a week ,,120 hours a month for $1000 a month + pay for your own hotel/work permit ,,in some great beach town or in some mountain areas for less money.
Please send your resume and it will be ignored as mine do ,, I waste so much time emailing resumes ,, employers don`t even have the decency to reply to emails as all the adds say now ,,under 45 and Female preferred with 10 years teaching experience ,, a degree in Early Childhood teaching ++++

Posted December 10, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Posted November 25, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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NOBODY DIED AT SANDYHOOK SCHOOL “WAKE” “UP” AMERICA PEOPLE!!!!!!   Leave a comment

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Posted November 23, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Please write your answers to the following hypothetical questions.   Leave a comment

BE TRUTHFULL TO THESE QUESTIONS PLEASE!!!!!!!

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Gender: Male            Female

Age:

Academic Degree:

Nationality:

City:

 

 

Please write your answers to the following hypothetical questions.

  1. You missed your grandfather few years ago. Now an old friend asks you about him. How would you inform him/her that your grandfather is dead?

Answer:

  1. Unfortunately your friend got paralyzed in a car accident recently. How would you break this news to your other friend who does not know?

Answer:

  1. Your friend borrowed some money from you and has not paid you back. Now you need the money. How would you ask for your money back?

Answer:

  1. Your brother painted your room, and did a very bad job of it, messing up the walls. You’re really displeased with his work. How would you express that to him?

Answer:

  1. While you are hosting a formal dinner party, you get an urgent need to go to the toilet. What might you say before leaving the table?

Answer:

  1. You go to a fancy restaurant with your family, and unfortunately the food tastes bad. When you are about to leave the restaurant, the manager asks you about the quality of the food. What would you say?

Answer:

  1. Two of your friends are seeing each other secretly and you noticed it. How would you reveal this information to another close friend of yours?

Answer:

  1. You are the manager of the store and you want to fire one of your lazy employees. How would you break this news to him/her?

Answer:

  1. One of your classmates died in an accident last week. Your professor does not know [unlikely!] and asks you about your classmate’s continued absence from class. How would you respond to that?

Answer:

  1. Suppose you are a doctor who recently found out that one of his patients got cancer. How would you break this news to the patient’s wife?

Answer:

  1. Your friend has body odor and sits next to you in class. You cannot tolerate the situation anymore and decide to tell him/her about your problem with it. What would you say?

Answer:

  1. You are in cafeteria reading an article in the newspaper about women’s rape crisis. Suddenly one of your co-workers enters the room and asks you what you are reading about. What would you say to him/her?

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Posted November 23, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Extremely Racist Anti-Japanese WWII Film   Leave a comment

 

 

 

Anti-Japanese sentiments range from animositytowards the Japanese government‘s actions anddisdain for Japanese culture to racism against the Japanese people. Sentiments of dehumanization have been fueled by the anti-Japanese propagandaof the Allied governments in World War II; this propaganda was often of a racially disparaging character. Anti-Japanese sentiment may be strongest in China, North Korea, and South Korea,[4][5][6][7] due to atrocities committed by the Japanese military.[not in citation given]

In the past, anti-Japanese sentiment contained innuendos of Japanese people as barbaric. Following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Japan was intent to adopt Western ways in an attempt to join the West as an industrialized imperial power, but a lack of acceptance of the Japanese in the West complicated integration and assimilation. One commonly held view was that the Japanese were evolutionarily inferior. (Navarro 2000, “… a date which will live in infamy”) Japanese culture was viewed with suspicion and even disdain.

While passions have settled somewhat since Japan’s defeat in World War II, tempers continue to flare on occasion over the widespread perception that the Japanese government has made insufficient penance for their past atrocities, or has sought to whitewash the history of these events.[8] Today, though the Japanese government has effected somecompensatory measures, anti-Japanese sentiment continues based on historical and nationalist animosities linked to Imperial Japanese military aggression and atrocities. Japan’s delay in clearing more than 700,000 (according to the Japanese Government[9]) pieces of life-threatening and environment contaminating chemical weaponsburied in China at the end of World War II is another cause of anti-Japanese sentiment.

Periodically, individuals within Japan spur external criticism. Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumiwas heavily criticized by South Korea and China for annually paying his respects to the war dead atYasukuni Shrine, which enshrines all those who fought and died for Japan during World War II, including 1,068 convicted war criminals. Right-wing nationalist groups have produced history textbooks whitewashing Japanese atrocities,[10] and the recurring controversies over these books occasionally attract hostile foreign attention.

Some anti-Japanese sentiment originates from business practices used by some Japanese companies, such as dumping.

Results of 2014 BBC World Service poll.
Views of Japan’s influence by country[2]
Sorted by Pos-Neg
Country polled Positive Negative Neutral Pos-Neg
 China
5%
90%
5 -85
 South Korea
15%
79%
6 -64
 Germany
28%
46%
26 -18
 India
27%
29%
44 -2
 Mexico
38%
25%
37 13
 Spain
46%
30%
24 16
 Kenya
45%
26%
29 19
 Turkey
40%
18%
42 22
 France
58%
34%
8 24
 Pakistan
46%
21%
33 25
 Argentina
43%
16%
41 27
 Canada
58%
30%
12 28
 Israel
43%
12%
45 31
 Australia
59%
26%
15 33
 Russia
49%
12%
39 37
 Ghana
59%
21%
20 38
 Peru
59%
19%
22 40
 United Kingdom
65%
24%
11 41
 United States
66%
23%
11 43
 Japan
50%
6%
44 44
 Brazil
70%
19%
11 51
 Indonesia
70%
14%
16 56
 Nigeria
72%
13%
15 59
Results of 2013 Pew Research Center poll.[3]
Asia/Pacific Views of Japan
Sorted by Favorable – Unfavorable
Country polled Favorable Unfavorable Neutral Fav – Unfav
 China
4%
90%
6% -86%
 South Korea
22%
77%
1% -55%
 Pakistan
51%
7%
42% 44%
 Philippines
78%
18%
4% 60%
 Australia
78%
16%
6% 62%
 Indonesia
79%
12%
9% 67%
 Malaysia
80%
6%
14% 74%

Posted November 7, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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U.S. Army – Booby Traps – Banned Cartoons   Leave a comment

Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, that were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The films were designed to instruct service personnel about security, proper sanitation habits, booby traps and other military subjects, and to improve troop morale.

The series was directed by Chuck Jones and other prominent Hollywood animators, and the voice of Private Snafu was performed by Mel Blanc.

 

 

Posted November 7, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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The new unwanted Jews in America “HOMELESS”   Leave a comment

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The new unwanted Jews in America “HOMELESS”

A DREAM DENIED:
THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMELESSNESS IN U.S. CITIES


NARRATIVES OF THE MEANEST CITIES

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1 Sarasota, FL

In February 2005, the City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting “lodging out of doors.”  The previous “no-camping” rule was ruled unconstitutional by a state court last year because it was too vague and punished innocent conduct.  The new rule prohibited using any public or private property for “lodging” outdoors without permission from the property owner.  While not completely mitigating the negative impact of the law, the city took a more positive approach to the issue in this law by including a requirement that police officers, once a year, offer people who violate the law a ride to the shelter, instead of jail.  The commissioners said that the ordinance would protect public safety and property while helping homeless people find shelter.  Although the city was confident that this ordinance would stand up in court, critics said that it was still too vague.  It was not clear how many “lodging” activities, such as making a fire, laying down blankets or a sleeping bag, and putting up a tent, would have to be happening in order for a person to be arrested.  Moreover, the police were not required to give a person a ride to the shelter if the person was intoxicated, using drugs, or did not have proper identification.

Like its predecessor, this ordinance was short-lived.  In June 2005, a state court found the “no lodging law” unconstitutional.  County Judge David L. Denkin said the ordinance gave police officers too much discretion in deciding who is a threat to public health and safety, and who is just taking a nap on the beach.  The judge, however, recognized the “good intention” of the city commissioners.  The city claims it is important to the city’s residents. City commissioners have long insisted that the ordinances are about protecting people, but the ordinance has been used toarresthomeless persons.  Assistant Public Defender Chris Cosden believes the city should give up: “The city has tried twice, and failed twice [with its ordinances]. The city has to step back and realize there are some things you just can’t do.”  On a positive note, Fredd Atkins, a Sarasota City Commissioner, agreed that the city has “spent enough money trying to do the wrong thing right,” suggesting the money be committed to solving the root causes of homelessness.

Nonetheless, in August 2005, the city commissioners passed yet another ordinance, strangely similar to the previous two that were ruled unconstitutional.  The new ordinance makes it a crime to sleep without permission on city or private property, either in a tent or makeshift shelter, or while “atop or covered by materials.”  The city commissioners invented a list of criteria to determine if a person violates the new law.  One or more of the following five features must be observed in order to make an arrest: “numerous items of personal belongings are present; the person is engaged in cooking activities, the person has built or is maintaining a fire, the person has engaged in digging or earth-breaking activities, or the person is asleep and when awakened states that he or she has no other place to live.”

Advocates are shocked that the ordinance actually includes being homeless, or having “no other place to live” as itself a criterion for arrest.  Advocates argue that this ordinance, like its predecessors, targets homeless people.

The new law has been challenged in state court by defendants who were charged under the law.  The court upheld the law, finding it constitutional.

#2 Lawrence, KS

Downtown street merchants complained to city officials in December 2004 that homeless people were intimidating customers with “aggressive panhandling,” and that groups of people regularly spent the night camping on the rooftops of their businesses.  Downtown Lawrence, Inc. members gave city officials copies of many ordinances used in other communities against homeless people to encourage similar measures in Lawrence.  Some of the proposed ordinances make sitting on the sidewalk from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M., and closely following someone to solicit money illegal.  In addition to these suggested ordinances, a few businesses proposed cutting social services, arguing “We didn’t have this problem until we had a handout on every corner.”  Shelters were viewed as hurting downtown Lawrence’s image rather than providing invaluable and scarce services to homeless people.  Loring Henderson, Open Shelter’s director, disagrees, stating that “it doesn’t seem logical to me that when you have a place where there are 21 people who have a place to stay for the night, rather than being on the streets, that you’re contributing to the problem.”

According to Phil Hemphill, a downtown business owner who addressed a meeting of the City Task Force on Homeless Services, efforts to help homeless people are useless without sanctions imposed on the ill-behaved individuals among them.  He described how he regularly saw homeless men and women urinate, defecate, and fornicate in public.  Hemphill said it was wrong to expect the public and private sectors to finance services for homeless people when such behavior is tolerated.  Hemphill later complained that the Task Force balked at imposing sanctions on trespassing, panhandling, and public drunkenness.  Several Task Force members replied that Hemphill was misinterpreting their deliberations.

At a January 2005 meeting of the Task Force on Homeless Services, downtown business owners proposed that homeless service providers require people who want to use shelters, soup kitchens, and other services to obtain an official identification badge.  The badges would require people to go through an application process and a policebackground check.  This would give police and service providers a way to punish people by denying certain services over a specific period of time. Moreover, business owners argued, the badges would help ensure that homeless services are not enabling people to remain homeless.

In July 2005, city commissioners approved three “civility” ordinances, responding to concerns from downtown patrons about aggressive panhandlers.  However, in a more positive step, they rejected an anti-camping law in spite of neighbors’ concerns about homeless camps along the Kansas River.  Commissioners approved ordinances that would prohibit panhandlers from asking for money in an aggressive way, make it illegal for people to trespass on rooftops, and limit how people could sleep or sit on city sidewalks.  Yet, Kalila Dalton, a member of Kansas Mutual Aid, views panhandling as a logical response to a basic need: “If it is cold outside and if you have no warm place, it seems reasonable to build a fire. If you have no money, it seems reasonable to ask someone who appears well off for money.”

The anti-panhandling ordinance will ban aggressive panhandling by prohibiting repeated attempts to solicit money from the same individual, blocking someone’s path or touching them, or soliciting within 20 feet of an automatic teller machine or a bus stop or from anyone in a vehicle.  Another of the newly-passed ordinances makes it illegal to lay or sit on a sidewalk in a way that blocks the path of a pedestrian or requires pedestrians to reroute their course, with the exception of protests or other activities protected under the First Amendment.  This ordinance was approved on a 3-2 vote, with Commissioner Mike Rundle and Councilman Highberger opposing.  Highberger said he thought the ordinance simply addressed “things that people didn’t want to look at,” rather than genuine public safety concerns.  Lastly, the council approved an ordinance that prohibits going onto the rooftop of a building without the permission of the building owner.  The passage of this ordinance was motivated by complaints from several downtown merchants that homeless persons camp on their rooftops.

Fortunately, the Commissioners unanimously rejected the bulk of the proposed anti-camping ordinances because they said the city’s current criminal trespass ordinance allowed them to address the issues when problems arose.  The main difference between the trespass ordinance and the proposed anti-camping ordinance was that under the trespass ordinance, campers have to first be given a warning to leave before they could be ticketed.  However, the Commissioners did agree to approve a portion of the ordinance that would make it illegal for people to camp on private property without the express permission of the property owner.

#3 Little Rock, AR
           
In March 2005, Saint Francis House, a daytime homeless center, was forced to reduce its hours for the second time in one month due to decreased funding. The cutback in hours came as police began cracking down on “professional” panhandling in the downtown area.  An undercover task force arrested 41 people.

The city’s agenda with regard to homeless people has become more aggressive and blatant in the following incidents.  The only day shelter, and only place where homeless people could wash their clothes, Saint Francis House, closed in 2005 after a long history of police harassment of homeless people using that facility, as well as a withdrawal of funds for its operation.  When asked to comment upon the closing of Saint Francis House, Sharon Priest, a spokesperson for the Downtown Partnership, said that she was “glad” it was gone, but was still not satisfied, because of “thatsoupkitchen [Stewpot] which is right there.”

Other reports compiled by Hunger-Free Arkansas indicate the criminalization of homeless men and women throughout the city.  In a case of illegal search and seizure, a state trooper illegally searched and detained a homeless man, by claiming he suspected the homeless man was dealing drugs.  The state trooper arrested the individual, who spent the night in jail and missed work the next day.  The homeless man had no record of any drug-related offenses.  Upon release from prison, only his driver’s license was returned. He did not receive his wallet or other property before he was told to leave.  Due to the arrest, the homeless man was suspended from work for 30 days and taunted by employees for having to spend the night in jail.

In another incident, two homeless men reported officers of the Little Rock Police Department, in separate incidents, had kicked them out of the Little Rock Bus Station. Both men were holding valid tickets and transfers.  Despite showing the police their tickets, both men were told that although the buses they were awaiting would arrive within 30 minutes, they could not wait on the premises because they were loitering.  The police subsequently evicted the men.  In some instances, others have been told that they could not wait at the bus station “because you are homeless.”

Over the summer in 2005, a free public event was held at Riverfront Park in Little Rock, at which various businesses and manufacturers of goods (including the Tyson Chicken Company) set up booths and tents to give away free samples of their merchandise to the public.  Vendors encouraged homeless persons at the event to take free samples, which many homeless people gratefully did.  However, officers of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department told the homeless individuals, including a handicapped man at a picnic table, that they had to leave the event immediately or be subject to arrest for loitering in a park.  Another homeless man was denied entrance by tour operators to the free and public tour of the Old Statehouse Museum.

#4 Atlanta, GA

Amid waves of public protest and testimony opposing the Atlanta City Council’s proposed comprehensive ban on panhandling, the city and mayor passed a bill in August 2005.  The ban made panhandling illegal within the “tourist triangle” and anywhere after dark.  The ordinance also prohibits panhandling within 15 feet of an ATM, bus stop, taxi stand, pay phone, public toilet, or train station anywhere in the city.  Many opponents believe the ban outlaws panhandling virtually everywhere, rendering it unconstitutional.  The new ordinance also states that anyone who asks for help, both monetary and non-monetary, can be detained until an outreach worker either evaluates the detainee or refers him/her to social services.  State Senator Vincent Fort, said the 12-3 vote “was an unabashed rush for campaign support.”

Two days after the signing, the Atlanta Police Department announced in The Atlanta Journal Constitution that homeless people would be rounded up and identified for entry into the City’s new facility called The Gateway, which provides 250 shelter beds and supportive housing.  The Gateway, the recipient of $10 million in private and public funds, was developed to provide a constructive solution to coincide with the panhandling ban.  Unfortunately, although The Gateway houses homeless people, there is an overall net loss of places to sleep in Atlanta; 125 emergency beds for women and children were closed by the Mayor at the end of May 2005.  Up to eighty of those women and children now sit up all night, waiting for shelter at the Task Force for the Homeless.

The business community and the city administration claim that many homeless people are “service-resistant” and should be forced to receive the services they need.  However, more than half the current requests for shelter and services in Atlanta go unmet because of insufficient resources.  Most shelters and support service agencies report turning away dozens of desperate people daily.  In addition, the Mayor’s Commission is persuading service agencies to relocate into the Gateway, making formerly independent, voluntary services available only there.
           
“This ordinance affects a huge population of the poor and homeless who just ask for help to eat everyday. We do not need a blanket law for one person asking another person for help,” said Murphy Davis of the Open Door Community.  According to Anita Beaty of the Task Force for the Homeless, “Atlanta planners seem to believe that if you remove people’s housing, eliminate emergency shelter that they will then need, and then make asking for help illegal, their necessary support services available only through an incarceration program, the poor people will go someplace else.”

Jason Gibbes, a resident of the Peachtree-Pine facility, testified before City Council, stating, “I work every day.  In two weeks, I will have enough to rent my own apartment, and I have it all picked out.  I’m sure not proud of it, but when I first got my job, I begged for MARTA fare to get to work — a couple of times.  If I hadn’t been able to ask for help, I wouldn’t be working today.”  He also reported that the police stopped him and forced him to produce identification while merely walking down the street.

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Atlanta has stood firm in its resolve to criminalize panhandlers.  James Scott was sleeping in his car with his brother, his sister, and her two young children after seeking refuge in Atlanta.  After living in their car for several days, the family panhandled at a mall in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood.

Police arrested Scott for solicitation about a half hour later, even after he showed them his Louisiana driver’s license, car tag, and registration as proof that he was a Katrina evacuee.  “It’s the most expensive mall in Atlanta, I thought I could get some help,” Scott said.  According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Quigley, while soliciting on a public sidewalk is allowed, soliciting in traffic is prohibited.  According to Kevin, a homeless man interviewed by the Task Force for the Homeless, “nobody has the right to expect people to help.  It’s their money to decide what they want to do with it.  I just think I have a right to tell somebody what I need, and let them decide.”

A homeless woman with children was arrested in Atlanta for “impersonating” a Katrina survivor in order to get help for her children.  There was an outpouring of emergency assistance from churches that only offered help to hurricne evacuees, thereby creating a desperate competition for much needed shelter.

In addition, the American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a lawsuit against Atlanta once it finds a suitable plaintiff because of the ban’s potential violations of the First Amendment.  Gerald Weber, the legal director of the ACLU’s Georgia branch, calls Atlanta’s ordinance “too broad,” likening it to a similar ban in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which was ruled unconstitutional in 1999.  City Councilman C.T. Martin believes the threat of a potential lawsuit has caused the city to withhold aggressive enforcement of the panhandling ban.

#5 Las Vegas, NV

Although homeless advocates in Las Vegas stated that shelters are overcrowded, city officials have done little to increase resources for individuals experiencing homelessness. Due to a lack of funding, the city’s Crisis Intervention Center was recently closed. Similarly, charitable organizations scrambled – albeit unsuccessfully – to replace the services the Crisis Intervention Center provided.

The police conduct habitual sweeps of encampments, which lead to extended jail time for repeat misdemeanor offenders.  Homeless inhabitants of a campsite on Owens Avenue were forced to vacate the area just before Christmas 2004.  Las Vegas’s Department of Neighborhood Services gave the order to clear the lot, because the property owner was “in violation of Las Vegas Municipal Code…dealing with nuisances.”  Many social service providers were caught off guard by the notice, wishing the city had informed them before the sweep to ensure they could find places for homeless men and women to stay.  Former residents of the campsite worried about finding a bed in one of the shelters because most of them are reserved for older men and women.

Despite reports that city, county, and state agencies were working together to provide homeless persons displaced by a January 2005 sweep of a downtown bridge, only 45 people out of 150 residents of the camp were placed in temporary housing.  The site was declared a health hazard in August 2005 because people were urinating and defecating in the area around the camp.  Bob McKenzie, spokesman for the Department of Transportation, commented, “we need to do whatever we can to help the homeless, but we need to take care of public safety first.”  Transportation crews threw away inhabitants’ possessions, including tents, blankets, and family photos.

City officials’ attempt to break up another homeless camp in February 2005 was met with criticism by local homeless advocates, who argued that breaking up the camp would only create another camp elsewhere.  They also noted that homeless people need treatment, supportive services, and permanent housing, all of which are not available.  Several homeless people were unable to receive help from local agencies, because they were already receiving money from the federal government.

An analysis of Las Vegas police records revealed that arrests for charges such as trespassing, jaywalking, and pedestrians failing to obey traffic signals increased after a recent cleanup of a homeless camp.  When homeless people are ejected from the camps, they move to other public places where they interact more with members of the community.  The ACLU of Nevada suggested that Las Vegas police went out of their way to cite and arrest homeless people as a part of the sweep.  According to Gary Peck, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, “It will take political will to dedicate the resources needed to move this situation in a positive direction. I haven’t seen anything from any jurisdiction to indicate that exists.”

In April 2005, plans to clean up a homeless encampment that had previously been swept at Owens Avenue were postponed due to lack of organization.  Officials attempted to avoid criticism by posting signs at the site in both English and Spanish, warning people that the authorities were going to clean the area.  The Southern Nevada Homeless Coalition was not informed of the sweep.  Linda Lera-Randle El, director of Straight from the Streets, believes the sweep was “like penalizing the homeless for the shortcomings of the city, county, and state.”

Frank Wright Plaza, a small park across from City Hall, was a favorite daytime spot for homeless people seeking a place to nap.  Regular visitors to the park said that it is a safe and comfortable place to recover from a tough night on the streets.  However, city officials saw the park as a public nuisance, and have assigned marshals to patrol the area several times daily.  In order to keep homeless individuals out of future parks, the city considered privatizing the parks, enabling owners to kick out unwanted people.  Mayor Oscar Goodman fervently supported the idea, saying, “I don’t want them there.  They’re not going to be there.  I’m not going to let it happen.  They think I’m mean now; wait until the homeless try to go over there.”

In a more positive step, Metro Police are expected to begin seeking a liaison for homeless people, raising its level of commitment after being criticized for its handling of the homeless situation.  The Metro Police have been at the center of the homelessness controversy on many occasions in recent years.  In addition to their role in homeless camp sweeps, the Metro Police have faced allegations that officers were targeting homeless people for misdemeanor crimes, such as urinating in public.  The new liaison would work with both public and private agencies to help homeless people, and will hopefully prevent future arrests and sweeps.

#6 Dallas, TX

Officials attempted to address the growing homeless population by making it illegal to take a shopping cart off store property.  Instead of acknowledging the root causes of homelessness, the new law only spurred homeless people to become more creative.  Fleets of damaged baby strollers and shopping carts are now common in the area.

The Dallas Homeless Neighborhood Association investigated sweeps that occurred in December 2004.  A positive result of its investigation was that the Interim City Manager, Mary Suhm, vowed to replace the personal property, including blankets, identification, and medication, that the city officials confiscated during those sweeps.  Suhm also promised to provide oral or written notices at least 24 hours in advance of sweeps, giving homeless people time to relocate.

In an attempt to gain more federal aid for homeless services, volunteer canvassers surveyed and counted homeless people in the Dallas area.  Volunteers accompanied by the police walked the streets to gain knowledge and “humanize the condition of homelessness.”  The count itself was not an attempt to chase people from their shelters, but the police and transportation crews later evicted dozens of homeless people from their encampments.

One of Dallas’ most elaborate homeless camps, with cardboard shacks, tents, porta-potties and a microwave powered by electricity tapped from a billboard was raided in May 2005.  The city bulldozed the camp several times before, but the inhabitants kept rebuilding their homes.  City officials hoped that demolition would give the residents an incentive to seek help for their drug and alcohol addictions, as well as mental illnesses. James Waghorne, a formerly homeless social worker, disagrees with the city’s logic, saying “more residents may seek help if the city offered a higher level of services instead of driving people from the only homes they know.”

Starting in September of 2005, a new ordinance will penalize charities, churches and other organizations that serve food to the needy outside of city designated areas.  Anyone who violates this ordinance can be fined up to $2000.  Romano’s Hunger Busters pledges to feed homeless people “wherever they are,” and will violate the new ordinance. Romano worries that many people experiencing homelessness will be unable or scared to go to the new feeding locations, falling “through the cracks.”  The city claims portable feedings both enable homeless camps to exist and generate litter.

Currently, the city is considering Mayor Laura Miller’s suggestion to ticket people who donate to panhandlers, because a blanket ban on panhandling has proved largely ineffective since its inception two years ago.

#7 Houston, TX

A coalition of businesses and residents, called the Avondale Association, is petitioning city officials to protect the near-downtown neighborhood from homeless persons by using a so-called “civility ordinance” passed by the Houston City Council in late 2004.  The Avondale Association has gathered enough signatures to require a public hearing on whether the ordinance should be expanded beyond the Central Business District.  The ordinance, which is currently confined to downtown, prohibits people from sitting or lying on sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., as well as placing items of bedding or personal possessions on the sidewalk.

Paul Luccia, owner of Keystar Events Complex, says the conduct of homeless people at nearby Interfaith Ministries hurts his business, which provides a venue for business meetings and weddings.  Luccia also claims many of his customers are intimidated by the daily overflow of sidewalk trash and illegal activity around Interfaith Ministries’ site. Luccia sees the ordinance as the city’s main line of defense against the growing encroachment of homeless people on struggling business.  Others contend that if local business paid a living wage people could work to get themselves off the streets.

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County believes the civility ordinance is ineffective, as well mean-spirited.  “This is just more or less shuffling people around [and we] do not support any laws that somewhat outlaw or consider homelessness a crime,” said Anthony Love of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County. Love also argues “blaming service providers for an increase in homelessness is like blaming hospitals for an increase of sick people. If service providers weren’t there, the problem would be worse.”

Citing a need to “reflect changes in society,” the Houston City Council also passed new regulations under which patrons with offensive bodily hygiene that constitutes a nuisance to others will not be allowed inside the library.  In addition, these laws prohibit people from sleeping or putting their head, feet or legs on tables, using library restrooms to change their clothes, bathe, or shave, as well as outlawing large backpacks and blankets in the building.

In opposition to the new laws, City Councilwoman Addie Wiseman noted, “When we have heat waves, they encourage people, including homeless [people], to go into public buildings, including our libraries.  What is the plan now?”  She also said, “I understand what they’re trying to do but when you start targeting a community like the homeless [population], I think that’s a poor policy.”

#8 San Juan, PR

Cieni Rodriguez, Executive Director of La Fondita de Jesus, expressed that “no significant positive advances have been made during the calendar year of 2004.”  She further states, “it is ironic how frequently city officials publicly say how they are working on behalf of the homeless population, while at the same time they are supporting the passage of new legislation that further countermands civil liberties.  Anti-constitutional laws that, if passed, would permit the governments [central and municipal] to intervene with a person’s liberty by transporting them somewhere else against their will.”

Osvaldo Burgos, attorney and Executive Director of the Commission for Civil Rights stated, “There has been an alarming increase in city ordinances and city codes designed at targeting […] homeless [people].”  A recent study by the commission revealed that over half of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities have passed anti-homeless ordinances into laws. Sweeps of homeless people are also becoming commonplace in Puerto Rico.  Sweeps have taken place in Sicardo, Old San Juan, Caguas, Yabucoa,  and Vega Baja, during which 17 homeless people were arrested for violating “quality of life” ordinances.  At least five homeless deaths have been attributed to these sweeps.

People experiencing homelessness have also reported being victims of police violence and intimidation.  One man reported that he has frequently been a victim of police violence including being assaulted with nightsticks and pepper sprayed for the fun of it and having his bicycle tires slashed while being mocked by police.  Another man also reported verbal abuse by the police while they trashed the place where he slept.

#9 Santa Monica, CA

Under a new proposal soon to be floated by City Council Member Bob Holbrook, city groups that provide meals to homeless people in parks may be fined for clean up costs.  Food providers may be required to pick up the yearly-estimated tab of $40,000 that Santa Monica spends annually providing park rangers and a cleaning service after meals.  The free meals are currently being handed out in Reed Park, Palisades Park, and on the City Hall lawn.  Holbrook contends that the new “clean up law” would be enforced equally so that it doesn’t target one person or group.  Moira LaMountian, co-founder of Helping Other People Eat (HOPE), has been feeding homeless people in Palisades Park for over 13 years.  She fears that going after the food providers’ pocketbooks could cause nonprofit groups to stop providing food to those who need it.  She also contends that they leave the park cleaner than when they arrive each day, and that there is no need for park ranger supervision.

The city of Santa Monica would also like to move meal dispersion indoors to connect the food programs with other services offered to the homeless people.  City officials who work on the issues surrounding homelessness admitted that there is no such indoor location available at this time.  An ordinance, enacted in 2002, reduced outdoor feeding locations from 26 to 4, and bans feeding more than 150 homeless persons without a permit, because some official believed food providers were only exacerbating the homeless problem by handing out free meals.  Human Services Manager, Julie Rusk, said that moving handouts indoors was essential in stopping what she called the “revolving door” of homelessness.  Nonetheless, only one of the feeding sites in the city is linked to established homeless services.

Recently, with the election of Bobby Shriver to the city council, homeless people in Santa Monica are facing what may be the single biggest push in the nation to pass a massive wave of new anti-homeless laws.  The new collection of proposed city laws would
make it illegal for any homeless person to set down a backpack for more than ten minutes on any sidewalk, lie, or sit, on any sidewalk in the city, shave, bathe, wash clothing items in any public restrooms, and sleep anywhere in a vehicle.  The laws would also sweep homeless individuals from all freeway sides and ramps.

In addition to the new local laws, anti-homeless forces are proposing to close all showers that open before six a.m., many of which serve homeless men and women who work. Santa Monica Memorial Park Gym Director, John Hines, estimates that nearly fifty homeless people shower at the park, many before work.  The city cites complaints and growth of sports activities at the park as their reasons to close the facilities.  The displaced bathers may seek refuge at St. Joseph’s Center, where shower-seekers must sign up a day in advance.  Furthermore, they propose that the Santa Monica city police now transport anyone found intoxicated in the city to a new “sobriety center” five miles out of town in Culver City.

Laws in the city already attempt to ban all outdoor meals from groups, like Food Not Bombs, which serve up to half of the city’s 1,000 homeless people.  Another notorious law literally bans even the giving of a cookie to any member of the “public” without a city permit.  According to the manager for the City’s Human Services Division, “[…] groups [that] continue to sponsor these [feeding] programs [run] counter to the policy that the City has been trying to promote.”

#10 Flagstaff, AZ

Soon anyone camping or sleeping in a car or in public within the Flagstaff city limits may be subject to trespassing and camping violations, totaling up to $2,500 in fines and six months in jail time.  The current ordinance’s wording only allows prosecution of people arrested in city parks.  City Attorney Patricia Boomsma supports the new, stricter ordinance, because “[…] prosecutors need to prosecute the person actually doing the camping.”  The proposed ordinance aims to eliminate litter, human waste, and illicit campfires.  According to Flagstaff chief of police, J.T. McCann, the ordinance is intended to promote public safety.  However, local service providers, such as Stephanie Boardman of Hope Cottage, believe these ordinances are counter-productive, especially to the domestic violence victims that Hope Cottage takes in.  Boardman said, “A lot of them are embarrassed to go to shelters. They just want their freedom. You penalize the people in crisis because 10, 15, 20 people are really causing an upheaval.”  While Flagstaff law enforcement officials have written 162 citations for camping, all charges were dropped because camping is not yet illegal in the city.

#11 San Francisco, CA

After responding to complaints of homeless people loitering outside the San Francisco Public Library, the police decided to provide homeless individuals, unhappy living in the city, with one-way bus tickets.  The plan would “reunite them with loved ones for the holidays.”  The Police Department recommended coordination with the bus companies and local businesses to fund tickets, along with boxed lunches.

L.S. Wilson, coordinator for the Coalition on Homelessness, believed that such a plan would only give the police an opportunity to harass homeless people.  “If they need a one-way ticket out of here and they can get it, good, but it’s saying they can’t come back. It’s another PR thing…Just try to hide or get rid of our homeless problem.”  The Department of Human Services offers bus tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. if the recipient has housing or a job to go to.  While some 10 to 30 people use the program each year, the Director of Human Services pointed out that it was difficult for homeless individuals to start a new life just by moving to another city.

Under Mayor Newsom’s “Care not Cash” ballot initiative, panhandlers who are supposed to be getting services are sometimes going to jail instead.  Instead of Care not Cash, San Francisco panhandlers are receiving citations, which, are translating into jail time.  In his argument for Proposition M in August 2003, Gavin Newsom wrote, “Prop. M seeks to divert people who aggressively panhandle because of addiction or illness away from the jail system and into the public health system.”  However, this is not the case as arrested panhandlers spend the time before their court date in jail instead of in service programs.

Under Proposition M, panhandling and solicitation is prohibited in five locations: near ATM machines, in parking lots, on public transit, on median strips, and on freeway on-ramps. Section F of Prop. M gives the Department of Public Health the mandate to “establish, administer and/or certify diversion programs appropriate for treatment of violators.”  Nonetheless, “people are going to jail because there aren’t enough services for everyone that needs them.”  Panhandling is an infraction that does not bring jail time; after three infractions, future cases are handled as misdemeanors, making the defendant eligible for incarceration.  Critics contend that this process of racking up citation convictions does not help homeless people get services.  Since Mayor Gavin Newsom took office in 2003, the number of camping citations among the homeless population nearly tripled.

Just the presence of homeless men and women is stirring up negative reactions in the city. In the heart of San Francisco’s downtown shopping district there have been complaints of people loitering outside of a charity organization, St. Vincent DePaul Society, that serves free lunch daily to those in need.  The meal service provides for over 100 people a day, most of whom are experiencing homelessness, but many are disabled or elderly.  The city has been trying to relocate the charity for over 15 years, nearly as long as it has been in existence.  There is heavy criticism from business owners that the sight of homeless people lined up on the street is not conducive to attracting new businesses and customers to the district.  The city manager of San Francisco, Barry Nagel, commented, “We know the need to serve [homeless people] is there, we just don’t need them in the downtown area.”

Court records show that the police are writing more tickets for illegal camping in city parks outside the downtown area, and homeless advocates point to the trend as proof that the city’s February homeless count was wrong when it showed that the population dropped by more than 2,000.

#12 Chicago, IL

In September 2004, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits panhandling within 10 feet of a bus stop, ATM, or bank entrance, at sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and fines panhandlers $50 for first and second offenses and $100 for each additional offense in the same year.  Chicago modified its criteria after a 2002 ordinance banning all panhandling was challenged in a class-action lawsuit, which resulted in a $474,000 settlement for the plaintiffs, as well as a repeal of the law.  According to Deputy Police Chief Ralph Chiczewski, Chicago police fine about 50 panhandlers a month, although collect far few fines.

However, many advocates, including Julie Dworkin of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, believe this ordinance does not provide a solution either.  She argues, “If you ticket them, they are not going to have money to pay the ticket.  So, you haven’t solved the problem.  People are panhandling out of great need […]  To get rid of panhandling, you must deal with the issue of homelessness.”  Amy Bishop, a downtown worker, believes that “[you] can’t legislate away all the things you don’t want in a city,” demonstrating that even some business owners are skeptical of Chicago’s second attempt in two years to curb panhandling.  The city’s initial attempt was repealed after a class-action lawsuit was filed on the grounds that the ordinance violated panhandlers’ civil rights.  Even the police chief, that suggested the strict ordinances, recognizes that they will not completely dispel panhandling.  Homeless activist, John Maki commented that, “Once people believe that panhandlers represent all homeless [people], it is very difficult to engage them in productive conversation about the reality and causes of homelessness. Too often, such encounters devolve into debates for and against panhandling, which then easily play into the stereotypes and fears many people have.”

#13 San Antonio, TX

After the city passed new ordinances targeting aggressive panhandling, sleeping in public, urinating in public, and camping without a license (including sleeping in vehicles), many local homeless people complained that the City Council was persecuting them.  These violations are class C misdemeanors and carry up to $500 fines.  However, District 1 Councilman Roger Perez said that these laws would be applied to everyone equally because they target behaviors rather than people.  According to West side Councilwoman, Patti Radle, 400 people have been cited for illegally sleeping on sidewalks or “urban camping” and 82 people have been cited for urination on sidewalks since these activities were criminalized earlier this year.

Reverend John Flowers of Travis Park United Methodist Church said that the ordinance presents a justice issue because of the lack of public restrooms and shelter space downtown, stating “If we’re going to tell people you can’t do this in public, then we need to provide them options.”  Instead of spending money on enforcement, the city could use it to strike at the root causes of homelessness.  Flowers and other advocates argued that the city has an obligation to provide better facilities for homeless people before cracking down on their activities.  Texas Homeless advocate Richard Troxell noted, “As long as people are forced to live on the streets of America due to the lack of affordable housing, adequate health care and livable incomes, we cannot allow their condition to be criminalized.  The same things that these people are being targeted, fined, and arrested for in public, are found to be acceptable and considered to be the norm when conducted in the privacy of our own homes.”

#14 New York, NY

In response to a New York Times article attributing a January 2005 fire in the subway to the extensive use of the subway tunnels as shelters for homeless men and women, Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration argued that police routinely patrol the tunnels and rarely find any homeless people.  When officials do find anyone, they are transported to shelters or arrested.  Arrests of homeless individuals “have skyrocketed in the past few years,” totaling 3,086 last year compared with 737 in 2000.

The New York City Police Department took aim at minor crimes like unlicensed street peddling and fare-beating on buses in an attempt to deter more serious crimes. Undercover police officers began riding the M35 bus at night to arrest those who do not pay the $2 fare.  Many of the arrested bus riders were on their way to homeless shelters. They could not walk to these shelters, because the only footbridge from Manhattan is closed in the late fall and winter.  Five criminal court judges, including Kathryn Freed, questioned the wisdom of the arrests, because they interfered with the services the homeless persons were seeking: “I consistently put on the record how outraged I am by the whole thing.  It’s a complete waste of the court’s time [to prosecute the illegal bus riders].  It takes a lot of person-power to process them, house them, and feed them. Meanwhile, the shelter, where they’re heading, is set up to do just that.”  Shaver, one of the men arrested on a M35 bus, told police “You’re setting me up. They’re the easiest victims, the homeless. It’s entrapment. Why don’t you [the police] go fight some real crime?”

In June 2005, an individual who panhandles filed a suit on behalf of a class of individual panhandlers who had been charged with violations of a New York state law that prohibits begging.  The Second Circuit had found the law unconstitutional in the Loper case in 1993.  The plaintiffs allege that arrests and prosecutions under the unconstitutional law violate their First Amendment rights.  On June 11, 2005, the day after the suit was filed, the Bronx District Attorney’s office admitted that they should not have prosecuted any arrests made under the unconstitutional part of the state penal code and issued a written agreement with the City and the police to stop arresting and prosecuting people under this statute.  According to the agreement, police officers received notice that the statute is void.  As of November 2005, the lawsuit is ongoing.

#15 Austin, TX

In late 2004, the city was considering four proposed changes to ordinances concerning public sleeping, panhandling, and loitering.  The proposals are a response to increased pressure from downtown business owners for the city to address the “transient problem.” Highlighted by new restrictions on panhandling, the proposed ordinance would criminalize all door-to-door and roadside solicitation throughout town, sleeping in public, blocking sidewalks, and panhandling near schools, childcare facilities, and outdoor restaurants. On December 14, 2005, council members will vote to fine anyone found lying, sleeping, or sitting anyway in the Downtown area $500.

Richard Troxell, president of House the Homeless, worries about the potential impact of this ordinance on the Austin Advocate, the local newspaper produced by homeless people and sold on the street for donations.  He also comments that, “another ordinance they wish to address is the sidewalk ordinance; what they intend to do is outlaw [all] sleeping or resting on the sidewalk whatsoever.”  On November 19, 2004, the Austin Area Homeless Task Force voted to adopt a Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, saying, “strategies to solve the problem lie in affordable housing, access to health care including mental health and substance abuse treatment, and livable wages.”  On the other hand, downtown business owners are complaining of increased problems with loiterers and panhandlers in the area.

In July 2005, an Austin municipal court found the city’s roadside anti-begging statute unconstitutional, in which panhandling in select roadside locales was illegal.  While defending a homeless Austin citizen, who was arrested for carrying a sign that read “Donations of any kind will help,” the Texas Civil Rights Project argued the panhandling ordinance violated the First Amendment rights of people experiencing homelessness. Under the panhandling ordinances, anyone “[…] who is in or next to a street, on a sidewalk, or in a private parking area commits an offense if the person solicits, or attempts to solicit, services, employment business, or contributions from an occupant of a motor vehicle.”  According to Wayne Krause, the goal of these ordinances is to decrease visibility of the homeless.  He says, “Officials at the city are very anxious to promote 6th Street and their perception of Austin’s tourist image, and they’ll sweep the undesirable urban realities out of sight to do it.”  Other advocates say we need to work toward solutions that combat the problem of homelessness rather than targeting homeless people.

In December of 2005, the Austin City Council passed ordinances that ban panhandling after 7 p.m. in the downtown area, ban panhandling totally near schools, child-care facilities, and outdoor food and drink establishments and prohibit sleeping, sitting, and lying down in public areas downtown.  People violating the no sleeping/sitting ordinance face a $500 fine.  Only one Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem Danny Thomas, voted against these ordinances.  The new ordinances went into effect on December 25.

#16 Anchorage, AK

In April 2005, Ed O’Neill, an advocate who helps maintain homeless camps, wanted to establish a corporate-sponsored legal homeless camp.  The camp would include toilets and garbage facilities, as well as require a small fee for residents to live there.  After consulting with homeless people, O’Neill concluded that some could benefit from being allowed to camp—safely, legally and securely—at an established place.  People would not be allowed to drink in a legal, organized camp.  However, Fairview Community Council president, Darrell Hess, does not share O’Neill’s enthusiasm, citing the adverse effects a camp would have on the neighborhood, such as the difficulty of monitoring inhabitants.

In Anchorage, camping anywhere, including both government and private property, is considered trespassing.  Police have trouble dealing with camp inhabitants; if they move them on, homeless campers will turn up somewhere else.  O’Neill continues to work closely with campers, advising them where to move and how to address the police.  For him, having people camp in the woods is perfectly fine, as long as they do it right: haul out trash, use proper toilet facilities, do not drink, and do not disturb others.  Even if the legal camp never wins local approval, O’Neill thinks he and like-minded supporters are improving the living conditions in the city woods.

The city and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership are trying to discourage motorists from giving to panhandlers.  The citywide program is titled “Change for the Better” and uses slogans such as “give change in ways that make change.”  Local businesses and buses sport the signs.  The Partnership is urging motorists to give donations to social service agencies rather than panhandlers, because public officials believe voluntary donations to homeless people pay for alcohol or drug addictions.  A 2004 law makes panhandling or giving to panhandlers from a motor vehicle stopped on a public street, as well as aggressive panhandling, illegal.  According to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, “The idea [of the program] is to dry up the source of funding so street people will seek help that might let them to improve their lives.”

While Anchorage considers alternatives to proposed homeless camps, Anchorage’s SAFE City Program used funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement the Pathways to Sobriety project.  According to a 2005 evaluation of the project by the University of Anchorage, “the primary components of this project include involuntary engagement by chronic public inebriates from the target population into detoxification and substance abuse treatment services via individualized intensive care management services; increased access to therapeutic court for the target population involved in criminal act; and invigoration of the alcohol involuntary commitment program.”  In this way, Anchorage’s “sleep-off” center not only shelters public inebriates from potential health risks of cold weather, such as hypothermia, but also the potential risk of being targeted for a quality of life violation.

#17 Phoenix, AZ

The Phoenix City Council voted to ban camping in all city parks in order to preserve the parks as “family places” in December 2004.  The measure was aimed at keeping homeless people from areas where children and others gather.  Even though few of the homeless people caused trouble, “many people are intimidated by the homeless and won’t use the park.”  Homeless advocates argued that the ordinance would not solve the problem.  According to Jeff Taylor of the Phoenix Rescue Mission, “If you close the parks, homeless individuals will gravitate to another area.  This will squeeze individuals into other areas where they may be more invisible.”  The Executive Director of the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Jerry Sandvig, doesn’t see any alternative with such an overwhelming homeless population in Phoenix, saying, “There really isn’t any place for them to go.”

#18 Los Angeles, CA

In February 2005, the L.A. City Council unanimously passed a law that prohibits loitering outside of public facilities, such as libraries, between 9 P.M. and 9 A.M.

Six homeless individuals also filed suit to prevent the Los Angeles Police Department from ticketing and arresting people who sit, sleep or lie on public sidewalks pursuant to city codes.  They argued the codes were in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as applied to homeless persons.  The plaintiffs argued that homelessness in an involuntary condition, as long as homeless people outnumber the number of available shelter beds.  The court rejected the plaintiffs’ arguments and granted summary judgment for the city.

In September 2005, the mayor of Los Angeles ordered an investigation into allegations that other jurisdictions were “dumping” homeless people, mentally ill persons, and criminals onto the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row.  Skid Row is a 50-block area of downtown Los Angeles containing between 8,000-11,000 homeless people.   A week later Police Chief William Bratton vowed to get tough and clean up the area he refers to as “Dante’s Inferno.”  His department has conducted sweeps of the area looking for parole violators and strictly enforces “quality of life” statutes such as public urination and sleeping on public sidewalks.

Many believe that the outrage over the “dumping” of homeless people and the increased enforcement are a result of gentrification in the area.  “That’s why there’s a big brouhaha about the ‘dumping’ now.  Five, six, seven years ago there weren’t any plans to gentrify Skid Row with condos and lofts that sell for $700,000 or more and a Grand Hotel a few blocks away.  The rich simply don’t want the homeless to be part of the landscape anymore,” commented a local social worker.

Police Chief Bratton insists that his department does not target homeless people.  “What we focus on is behavior, he said.  “If the behavior is aberrant, in the sense that it breaks the law, then there are city ordinances…. You arrest them, prosecute them.  Put them in jail. And if they do it again, you arrest them, prosecute them, and put them in jail.  It’s that simple.”

#19 St. Louis, MO

In October 2005, the City of St. Louis settled a lawsuit filed against it by twenty-five homeless and impoverished people, claiming they were illegally “swept” from the downtown area before the city’s Fourth of July festivities.  The city paid $80,000 in damages to the plaintiffs.  The payment of damages will be shared by the city, the police department and the Downtown Partnership, all of whom were defendants in the case.  The plaintiffs claimed that homeless people and those who appeared to be homeless were abused, harassed, and illegally detained in order to clear the city streets before the holiday festivities, and alleged that the defendants have a policy “of intimidating and driving homeless people and homeless-appearing people from downtown St. Louis.”  Plaintiffs also alleged that some of them were told they would be released if they performed free community service – cleaning up after the festivities – even before they saw a judge.  City Counselor Patricia Hageman admitted these accounts were accurate.  Attorney for the plaintiffs, Steven Gunn, stated, “This agreement makes it clear that sweeps violate the law and human dignity.”  Although the court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in granting a preliminary injunction and the city agreed to the settlement, the city has not admitted any wrong-doing.

As a result of the settlement, the police department has agreed to do the following: avoid arresting homeless people or removing them from downtown areas without probable cause that a crime was committed; institute a policy, where under most circumstances, a summons to court will be issued for “quality of life” violations rather than arrest; re-affirm to its officers that an “individual’s status (homeless or non-homeless) will not be considered in any of [their] decisions;” and acknowledge begging is not a crime, if it is not “aggressive.”

In early November 2005, police officers swept a downtown park, instructing homeless people to leave.  No arrests were made but park workers removed belongings for temporary storage.  The sweeps sparked a protest march from the park to City Hall.  The marchers demanded an end to sweeps and more services for homeless people.

#20 Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh city leaders recently amended its panhandling ordinance.  The new law expands on the existing panhandling ordinance by restricting solicitation for charity to daylight hours.  The bill also bans panhandling within 25 feet of an outdoor eating establishment, 25 feet of an admission line, 25 feet of the entrance to a place of religious assembly, within 25 feet of money dispensing areas, and 10 feet of a food vendor or bus stop.  The bill also outlaws “aggressive panhandling” and solicitation of money that hinders traffic.  Activist groups, such as the ACLU, believe such a comprehensive ban infringes on free speech rights.

The ordinance classifies solicitations from religious groups and other charities as panhandling.  According to Major Deborah Sedlar, “If we [the Salvation Army] raise less, that could mean we have less resources to support the services we provide.”  Dr. James Withers, a medical doctor and founder of Operation Safety Net, believes that services, rather than laws, are what Pittsburgh’s homeless population needs.  Dr. Withers said, “The needs of street people are so much more intense than current agencies can grapple with.  A lot of people have such complex psychological issues, it’s very difficult to get them off the street.”

The ordinance stems from complaints from downtown business owners.  “Our stakeholders feel that panhandling is becoming a bit more of a problem than it used to be,” said Regina Casey, an employee of Jenny Lee Bakery, which is a member of the Downtown Partnership.  Police Chief Robert W. McNeilly, Jr. added that crimes, including robbery, retail theft, defiant trespass, simple assault, and disorderly conduct, are “typical” of panhandlers.  However, Officer Charles Bosetti, who patrols the Market Square area, sees it differently.  Bosetti maintains that businesses were demanding that police drive “grubby looking” people from the area.  Bosetti feels that this is outside of law enforcement’s role and should be left to social agencies.  “Are you using aggressive police tactics where social solutions are more appropriate?” he asked. Bosetti also believes that writing more citations would take officers off the streets for hearings and would require the city to pay more overtime.  District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr. contends the successful panhandling ban would fine or jail aggressive panhandlers, while directing homeless persons to social services.


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Los Angeles: A Teacher, Falsely Accused   Leave a comment

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Do you want to know why teachers need due process (aka “tenure”)? Read the story below, sent by reader Drew Pepper.

Here’s another story of how LAUSD (mis)handles a case where a teacher is accused of something:

http://laschoolreport.com/teacher-says-lewd-facebook-page-by-lausd-student-cost-him-job-health/

1) LAUSD and Sun Valley High teacher Jason Duchan discovers a student drawing genitals on his desk, then reports this to the principal, who then informs the student’s parents, causing the student to get in big trouble with the adults both at school and at home;

2) That same night, the student retaliates by fabricating a Facebook page that is supposedly created by the teacher, Jason Duchan, full of lewd images and writing—all in an effort to frame Duchan; the teacher remains unaware of the page’s existence for over a year;

3) A year or so later, LAUSD’s “Student Safety Investigative Team” (yeah, that’s what the call it) discovers the Facebook page…

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Posted June 29, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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HERE LEARN ENGLISH   Leave a comment

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It’s so easy guys. Are you working or going to school and don’t have much time? Inquire today and let’s set up a free class and consultation. If I can’t meet your needs we will set you up with someone who specializes in your area!

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my email is mtaylor9281@yahoo.com skype mar_kkk for inquiries
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Learn English with my friend Mark   Leave a comment

Alvin Lester Davis Yesterday at 7:16am · To whom it may conern: First of all, thank you for taking the time to review my resume. My name is Mark Taylor and I’m a 33 year old American residing here in Angeles City. I have been in the Philippines for almost 6 years. I am married and have one child and am very much a family man at this point in my life. Almost 5 years ago I started teaching English with a Korean language school here in Angeles city that focuses on Native English classes both 1:1 and in group settings. My position now with the school is native supervisor. Because of my appearance and my social skills I have also been a vital part of our schools marketing program. Last year I visited Vietnam and Japan twice for school fairs marketing our academy. I’m responsible for 14 native teachers mainly from America and Canada. I’m a clean, sharp, motivated young man and I think I would make a great addition to any Institution. I am looking for something long-term and hope to be part of a team of people who share the same backgrounds, ideals, and passion for life that I do. Please take me into consideration for a position with your school and give me the opportunity of at least an interview. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Mark Taylor

Posted April 14, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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“FEAR” OF SPEAKING TRY THESE TIPS   Leave a comment

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Many people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)experience social anxiety, such as fears of public speaking. These fears can have a tremendous impact on a person’s level of success at work or at school, as someone with these fears may avoid jobs, classes, or situations where they have to present in front of other people.

People who fear public speaking often beat themselves up over these fears. However, if you fear public speaking, it is important to remember that these fears make sense. When you are speaking in front of a crowd, you are vulnerable (which can be very frightening for someone with PTSD). In addition, the situation can be threatening in the sense that people may evaluate you negatively. Sometimes, people even fear positive evaluation, as they believe that if they do a good job, they will always be expected to…

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Posted April 6, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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DON’T USE BORING WORDS WHEN WRITING OR TALKING   Leave a comment

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When writing an essay, term paper, or report, you should always try to use words that convey your meaning vividly but accurately.

Can you just imagine your poor teacher at her desk reading “The book was interesting” a hundred times or more? That can’t be good for creating a friendly grading environment!

Skillful writing is not easy; it is a tricky endeavor that involves a fine balance between extremes.

You shouldn’t have too much fuss or too much dry fact in a term paper; either can be tiresome.

One way to develop more interesting writing is to avoid tired or overused words.

You may be surprised at the extent of your own vocabulary, and the fact that you don’t use it for your own benefit. You probably know the meanings of many words, but you don’t employ them in your speech or your writing.

Read over the following sentence…

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Posted April 6, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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ベリタス・アカデミー learning english   Leave a comment

Posted April 6, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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English: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush   Leave a comment

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 bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 

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 blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. 

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 burnt child dreads the fire. 

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 camel is a horse designed by committee. 

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 candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. 

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 candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. 

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Posted April 6, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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“NEW” 2015 Hydrogen CARS!!! buy and get rid of oil “CARS”   Leave a comment

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A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that useshydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power. Hydrogen vehicles include hydrogenfueled space rockets, as well as automobiles and other transportation vehicles.

A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power. Hydrogen vehicles include hydrogen fueled space rockets, as well as automobiles and other transportation vehicles. The power plants of such vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy either by burning hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, or by reacting hydrogen with oxygen in a fuel cell to run electric motors. Widespread use of hydrogen for fueling transportation is a key element of a proposed hydrogen economy.[2]

Hydrogen fuel does not occur naturally on Earth and thus is not an energy source; rather it is an energy carrier. As of 2014, 95% of hydrogen is made from methane. It can be produced using renewable sources, but that is an expensive process.[3]Integrated wind-to-hydrogen (power to gas) plants, using electrolysis of water, are exploring technologies to deliver costs low enough, and quantities great enough, to compete with traditional energy sources.[4]

Many companies are working to develop technologies that might efficiently exploit the potential of hydrogen energy for use inmotor vehicles. As of November 2013 there are demonstration fleets of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles undergoing field testing including the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell, Honda FCX Clarity, Hyundai ix35 FCEV and Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell.[5] The drawbacks of hydrogen use are high carbon emissions intensity when produced from natural gas, capital cost burden, low energy content per unit volume, low performance of fuel cell vehicles compared with gasoline vehicles, production and compression of hydrogen, and the large investment in infrastructure that would be required to fuel vehicles.[5][6][7]

Further information: Fuel cell vehicle

Buses, trains, PHB bicycles, canal boats, cargo bikes, golf carts, motorcycles, wheelchairs, ships, airplanes, submarines, and rockets can already run on hydrogen, in various forms. NASA used hydrogen to launch Space Shuttles into space. A working toy model car runs onsolar power, using a regenerative fuel cell to store energy in the form of hydrogen and oxygen gas. It can then convert the fuel back into water to release the solar energy.[8] Since the advent of hydraulic fracturing the key concern for environmentalists with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is consumer and public policy confusion that could result adoption of natural gas powered hydrogen vehicles with heavy hidden emissions to the detriment of environmentally friendly transportation.[7]

The current land speed record for a hydrogen-powered vehicle is 286.476 miles per hour (461.038 km/h) set by Ohio State University‘sBuckeye Bullet 2, which achieved a “flying-mile” speed of 280.007 miles per hour (450.628 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2008. For production-style vehicles, the current record for a hydrogen-powered vehicle is 207.297 miles per hour (333.612 km/h) set by a prototype Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 Fuel Cell Race Car at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, in August 2007. It was accompanied by a large compressed oxygen tank to increase power

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Put kids on the road to reading fluency with lessons on syllable spelling patterns.

When children begin to learn how to read, they are greeted with simple, known words: cat, mom, andlike. As they move through the grades, they are soon confronted with words such as habitat, subaquatic, and unrecognizable — words that can leave their heads swimming! As students develop in their reading ability, they need to notice word parts, or “orthographic chunks,” to help them decode these multisyllabic mysteries. For some students this is quite easy and natural; for others, it is a daunting task. Much can…

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“This program was recently reauthorized by Congress after extensive hearings and debate.   Leave a comment

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“SO” Congress said it was “OK” to read your “EMAILS” How sick is “AMERICA?” “VERY” “SICK” I think, please people wake-up and scream at congress and the companys allowing this to happen.

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A slide depicting the top-secret PRISM program.

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims “collection directly from the servers” of…

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Captain English !!!!!!!! tell me what you think?   Leave a comment

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You liked your own post on CAPTAIN ENGLISH

You’re so vain. You probably think “YOU” Want to “DATE” A Filipina? is about you.

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Vietnam and Philippines agree to oppose “CHINA” “WOW” but there still getting the money from “CHINA” how can you bit the hand that feeds “YOU”   Leave a comment

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Vietnam and Philippines agree to oppose China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Vietnam and the Philippines will jointly oppose “illegal” Chinese actions in the South China Sea, …

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMTAssociated Press30 minutes ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, suspending the constitution and dispersing groups of …

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NFL Black MEN arrested all the time “WHY”   Leave a comment

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NFL PLAYER ARRESTS: SHOWING 732 Record(s)

DateTeamNamePOSCaseCategoryDescriptionOutcome
2014-09-17ARIJonathan DwyerRBArrestedDomestic violenceSuspected of aggravated assault in incident involving woman.Resolution undetermined.Black man
2014-09-11MINAdrian PetersonRBIndictedChild abuseGrand jury in Texas indicted Peterson on a charge of injury to a child.Resolution undetermined.Black man
2014-09-04NYJQuincy EnunwaWRArrestedDomestic violenceCharged with simple assault after alleged incident with woman at hotel in Florham Park, N.J.Resolution undetermined.Black man
2014-08-30SFRay McDonaldDEArrestedDomestic violenceSuspected of domestic violence against pregnant fiance, who showed police bruising on her body.Resolution undetermined.Black man
2014-08-23BUFAlan BranchDTArrestedDUIAccused of drunken driving, blood-alcohol content of 0.14, after police say they noticed him vomiting out of car door.Resolution undetermined. Team released him the next day.Black man
2014-08-20PITLe’Veon BellRBArrested

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TEACHING ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!!! see this new school!!!!!   Leave a comment

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Try this! “PRONUNCIATION OF “S” Vocabulary of the Day   Leave a comment

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Gerund and Infinitives
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Idiom of the day
Go Dutch
[for each person in a pair or a group] to pay for himself or herself.
1. I don’t want you to pay for my ticket. Let’s go Dutch.
2. Is it still considered a date if you go Dutch?
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Go Dutch
[for each person in a pair or a group] to pay for himself or herself.
1. I don't want you to pay for my ticket. Let's go Dutch.
2. Is it still considered a date if you go Dutch?
Idiom of the day
Head in the clouds
To be unaware of what is going on from fantasies or daydreams.
1. Bob, do you have your head in the clouds?” asked the teacher.
2. She walks around all day with her head in the clouds. She must be in love.
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Head in the clouds
To be unaware of what is going on from fantasies or daydreams.
1. Bob, do you have your head in the clouds?" asked the teacher. 
2. She walks around all day with her head in the clouds. She must be in love.

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“ENGLISH” can you can?????   Leave a comment

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“YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD “ENGLISH” CHECK ME OUT   Leave a comment

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Teachers can make a class “FUN” never say the same thing to students, never always say good morning, maybe if it is after lunch to see if the hear you!!! Haaha and they turn and say “NO” teacher it is afternoon. Always change your teaching ways. Never be the same.

IT IS NOT WHAT I TEACH YOU TODAY

IT IS WHAT YOU REMEMBER TOMMORROW!!!!

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Basic English lessons to advanced

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Finding your past is not a easy thing to “DO” Davis name is “MANY”   Leave a comment

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William Davis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

c154 WILLIAM DAVIS: b. near Philadelphia, 1756; had two brothers, Henry and Jonas; served in the Revolutionary War for four yrs.; in 1784 m. Isabella Scott; had with other issue (1) Henry: b. 1787; d. 1860; m. Jane Johnston; was a sergeant in Capt. Leiper’s Company in War of 1812….

Samuel Davis of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

L127 SAMUEL DAVIS: b. 1669 in County Tyrone, Ireland; d. 1758 in Bucks County, Pa. (1) James: b. 1699; near Drumquin, Ireland; m. Eliza Jennings; both died in Bucks County, Pa. Founder of the American Branch. 6 ch. (A) William: b. 1730 near Drumquin; m. Mary Means; served in the…

Dolar Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts

F114 DOLAR DAVIS: came to America from the county of Kent, England, 1634. Settled at Cambridge, Mass. He was b. 1593; d. 1673; m. (1), Margery Willard, 1624, and m. (2), Joanna Bursley. (1) John: b. 1626. (2) Simon: b. 1636; d. 1713; Lieut. of militia; in command of Concord…

Thomas Davis of Maryland

G115 THOMAS DAVIS: (the elder), came to America from Wales. Settled in Maryland sometime after 1600. The founder of the Davises of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Md. He m. Mary Pierpont and had eleven ch. including: (1) Thomas, Jr.: b. Feb. 1704; m. Elizabeth Gaither; d. 1749. Ch include:…

William Davis of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

a152 WILLIAM DAVIS: m. Rebecca (?) and settled in Cumberland Co., Pa. Had with other issue (1) James D.: b. 1775; d. 1857; m. Susan McClintock. (A) William: b. 1801; m. Harriet Parr. (a) Elizabeth. (b) James: m. Emma McLaren. (c) Ruth D.: m. Willard Harsh. (d) William: b. 1861;…

 

Sir John Davis of Hollywood, Glouestershire, England

B107 SIR JOHN DAVIS: 1st Bart.; K. C. B.; of Hollywood, Co. Gloucester; D.C.L. Oxford; F.R.S.; sometime H.M. plenipotentiary in China; gov. and comm-in-chief in Hongkong; b. 1795; created bart., 1845; m (1) 1822, Emily (dau. of Lieut-Col. Richard Hurnfravs, Bengal, India) (1) Sullivan Francis: acting judge, Arrah, Bengal; b. 1827; m. 1861, Agnes Maria (dan. Capt. John Forhes-Middleton); (d.s.p.v.p., 1862. (2) Henrietta Anne: d. unm., 1909. (3) Emily Nowell: b. 1823; m. 1851, Rev. D. A. Beaufort. Issue. (4) Florence: m. 1863, Lieut-Col.; J. B. Lind, Bengal, N. I.; d. 1914; issue. m. (2) 1867, Lucy Ellen (dau. Rev. T. J. Rocke, vicar of Exmouth); d. 1890. (1) Francis Baileau (Sir): 2nd and last Bart.; b. 1871; m. 1891, Ella Alice (dau. Ed. Lockwood, of Kingham, Chipping Norton); d.s.p., 1896; baronetcy became extinct.

Davis of Bryn-Derwen

C108 DAVID DAVIES: of Blaengwawr, Aberdare; m. Mary (dau. of Lewis); d. 1867.

C109 LEWIS DAVIS: of Bryn-Derwen; m. 1858, Mary Ann (dau. Thomas Cross, of Bryn-Hyrfryd); d. 1888.

C110 THE LATE FREDERICK LEWIS DAVIS: B.A.; LL.B., Camb; of Bryn­-Derwen, Co. Glamorgan; J. P. and County Alderman; High Sheriff, 1890; Barrister-at-Law; b. 1863; m. 1889, Helen Brydie (dau. Rob’t Smith, of Brentham Park, Stirling); d. 1920. (1) Lewis Frederick: b. 1891. (2) Alistair Jeffries: b. 1900.

Davis of Swerford Park

D111a SAMUEL DAVIS: Esq. of Swerford; d. 1874.

D112b ROBERT SNOW BOLTON DAW5: Esq. of Swerford Park, Co. Oxford, J. P., and Lord of the Manor of Swerford; m. Sophia Perkins. (1) Sophia Louisa Bolton: b. 1866; m. Sir Charles Simeon King, Bart. of Corrard.

Davis of Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1164 DAVIS: b. in Pictou, Nova Scotia; was a carpenter and d. 1895, when about 73 yrs. of age. He m. and his son 1165 WILIAM W. DAVIS: b. in Nova Scotia, 1844; m. Elizabeth Leadley. Their son

l166 CHARLES DAVIS: b. in Hartford, Conn., 1878; m. Lillian Roulston. They reside at 54 Clermont St., Hartford, and have a son

l167 RUSSELL EDWARD DAVIS: b. in Conn. Mar., 1905. He is a professor in Chateau du Rosey, Rolle, Switzerland.

David and Ellen Davis of Cardiff, Wales

i161 DAVID DAVIS: was b. at Cardiff, Wales, 1818, d. 1891, m. Ellen Hans and had the following:

(1) William: b. at Cardiff, 1836. He was a land owner, who m. Helen Phillips in 1860. She was b. at Tree Forest, Wales. They had: (A) Charles E.: b. 1868. (B) Davis A.: b. 1865. (C) Frederick H.: b. 1863. He and bros. were b. at Cardiff.

Frederick m. Elizabeth Smallwood and had: (a) Hans W.: m. Myrtle Reynolds. (b) Edith S.: m. Joseph Felzien. (c) Charles E.: m. Gladys Neuberg. (d) Albert: b. 1890, in Nebr. Educated Un. of Omaha, 1919; Creighton Un. 1911; Un. of Nebr. 1921, receiving degrees of B.Sc., D.D.S., M.D. and honorary degree granted in 1926, Fellow of the Am. Coil, of Dentistry. Mr. Davis practices oral and plastic surgery in San Fran­cisco. He is a mem. Of several fraternities, and honorary societies.

(2) Reuben. (3) Alfred. (4) Edward.

 

CHARLES DAVIS: (d. 1755); bookseller and publisher; one of the first to issue priced catalogues of second-hand books.

DAVID: (1745—1827); Welsh poet; conducted school at Castle Howel, 1785; translated Scougall’s “Life of God in the Soul of Man” into Welsh.

DAVID DANIEL: (1777—1841); physician; M.D., Glasgow, 1801; attended the Duchess of Kent at the birth of Queen Victoria, 1819.

EDWARD: (1835—1867); subject painter; first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1854; died in Rome.

HENRY EDWARDS: (1756—1784); opponent of Gibbon; B.A. Balliol College; priest, 1780; fellow and tutor of Balliol, 1780.

HENRY GEORGE: (1830—1857); topographer; left in manuscript “Memor­ials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge” (1859), and ‘On Account of Pimlico”.

JAMES: (d. 1755); Welsh satirist; M.A., Jesus College, Oxford, 1729; MB, 1732; published a satire on the contemporary school of etymologists.

JOHN: (d. 1622); navigator; made voyage to the East Indies as pilot and captain; captured by the Dutch at Pularoon, 1617; released 1618; died at Batavia, 1622.

  1. P. (called “Pope” Davis): (d. 1862); painter; called “Pope” from his picture of the “Talbot Family Receiving the Benediction of the Pope”; painted at Rome; exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1811—43.

JOHN BUNNELL: (1780—1824); physician; imprisoned at Montpellier and Verdun at Bonaparte; M.D. Edinburgh, 1803; physician to troops invalided home from Walcheren.

JOHN FORD: (1773—1864); physician; M.D., Edinburgh, 1797; L.R.C.P., 1808; physician to the General Hospital, Bath, 1817—54.

SIR JOHN FRANCIS: (1795—1890); diplomatist; writer in East India Company’s factory at Canton; joint commissioner in China with Lord Napier, commander-in-chief at Hongkong, 1844—8; published works on China.

JOSEPH BARNARD: (1801—1881); craniologist; surgeon on an Arctic whaler; 1820; M.C.S., 1843; chief work “Crania Britannica”, 1865.

LOCKYER: (1719—1791); bookseller; nephew of Charles; member of the booksellers’ club which produced Johnson’s, “Lines of the Poets”, 1788.

MARY: (fl. 1663—1669); actress in the company of Sir William D’Avenant, 1660; performed in various plays by Etherege, Dryden, and Shirley; frequently mentioned by Pepys as a dancer and court beauty.

NATHAN: (1812—1882); traveler and excavator; resided in an Old Moorish palace near Tunes; engaged on behalf of the British Museum in excavation at Carthage and Utica, 1856—8.

RICHARD BARRETT: (1782—1854); animal painter; exhibited at the Royal Academy (1802—53); animal painter to William IV, 1831.

THOMAS OSB0RN: (1814—1845); poet and politician; graduated at Trinity College, 1836; developed Young Ireland party out of the extremists who were dissatisfied with O’Connell’s methods.

WILLIAM: (1771—1807); mathematician and editor of the “Companion of the Gentlemen’s Diary”; bookseller and publisher; wrote or edited works on fluxions.

WILLIAM: (1812—1873); landscape and portrait painter; professor of painting, Liverpool Academy; exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy, 1851—72.

E112 JAMES DAVIS: B. about 1584. He came to New England as early as 1634 and was one of the original settlers of Hampton, 1638. Removed to Haverhill, 1646, being one of the twelve who petitioned the General Court for authority to settle at Pentucket where they founded the present city of Haverhill, Mass. His son

E113 JOHN DAVIS: b. in Gloucestershire, England, 1621; m Jane Peasley. In 1650 he was on a committee to lay out a boundary between Haverhill and Salisbury. About 1653 he went to Oyster River where he settled near Davis Creek. Had numerous grants of land, was selectman seven times, constable, surveyor of lands. Called ensign as early as 1662. Ch. include:

(1) Sarah: b. 1649; m. James Smith; killed by Indians, 1694. (2) John: b. 1651. He and his wife and several ch. were killed in the Massacre of 1694 and two daus. were carried as captives to Canada. (3) Moses: b. 1657; m. Reuhamah Dow, 1681. He was a private, under his brother, Capt. James Davis in a scout against the Indians in 1712 and he and his son, Moses, were killed by the redskins in 1724. (A) John: b. 1682; m. Abigail Meader. Ch. include: (a) John: m. Judith (?) about 1797. (b) Nathaniel: b. 1716; m. Hannah Davis. 1. John: bapt. 1746. 2. Elijah: bapt. 1750. 3. Solomon. 4. George. 5. Lemuel. 6. Eleazer: b. 1742. In 1771 m. Sarah Cook. Ch. include: A. Hezekial: m. (?) Nutter B. Eleazer: m. Polly Sanborn. His son m. Ann Waldron, 1846. C. John: m. Mercy McDuffee. D. Nathaniel: b. 1777; m. (1), Mary Stevens, (2), Clarissa Gordon. 12 ch. a. Stevens: b. 180~; m. 1827, Satira Crowell; had a large family. b. Franklin: b. 1804; m. Emily Gilmore, 1827. c. Seth F.: b. 1806; m. Charlotte Heal and had James H. (b. 1843), Frank (b. 1852). d. John: b. 1808; m. (1), Rhoda Merrill, (2), Rhoda Maxfield; had a large family. e. Eleazer: b. 1810; d. 1886. f. Charles: b. 1825; m. Esther Sargent. He d. 1890.

(B) Moses: B. 1686; m. and had among others: (a) Moses: m. Elizabeth Davis. Had Aaron (who in 1776m. Susannah Otis), Elisha (who settled in New Durham), Elizabeth (who m. Paul Demeritt), Lois and Martha (who m. Jonathan Woodman). (B) James: B. about 1687; m. (1), Mary Stevenson, (2), Elizabeth Dunn; had Mary, bapt. 1726 and Samuel, bapt. 1729. (c) Solomon: b. about 1695; m. Elizabeth Davis. (d) Jabez: b. about 1701; m. Abigail Willey. (e) Ebenezer: b. 1702; m. and had Solomon, B. 1755 (in. Temperance Colbath) and Timothy, bapt. 1755. (f) Aaron: d. unm. before 1772. (4) Joseph: b. 1660; m. Mary Stevens. Lieut, 1712 and was a con­stable in 1714. He had four daus. and one son, Benjamin, who m. Miriam Roberts.

(5) James: b. 1662; m. Elizabeth Chesley; was a colonel.

(A) James: b. 1689; m. Ruth Ayer, (2), Elizabeth Payne. He had two daus. and James, b. 1744; Daniel, b. 1748; Thomas, b. 1750, m. Joanna Keating; and John, b. 1754.

(B) Samuel: b. 1692; m. Martha Chesley.

(a) Samuel: b. 1720; m. Abigail (?).

  1. Moses: d. about 1769; had two ch.
  2. Eleazer: bapt. 1743; m. Keziah Langley.

(b) Eleazer: b. 1722.

(c) James: b. 1724 and d. 1752.

(d) Thomas: b. 1732; m. (1), Elizabeth Roberts, (2), Abigail Jones.

(C) Daniel: b. 1695.

(a) Obadiah: b. 1764; m. Deborah Lord and had Frank, Sarah and Obadiah.

(b) Thomas: b. 1748; m. Sally Drew. Served in Revolution. Settled in Maine and had John (b. 1784), Bradstreet (b.

1786) and Samuel (b. about 1790).

(c) Francis: bapt. 1752. A blacksmith of Yarmouth, Me.

(D) Ephraim: b. 1704; m. Ruth (?). Selectman in Durham, 1743.

(a) James: b. 1734, m. Elizabeth Durgin (?).

(b) Ephraim: b. 1739. In 1764 he m. Lois Drew and had one d au.

(c) Josiah: b. 1743.

(E) Eleazer: b. 1709 and d. 1748.

 

F114 DOLAR DAVIS: came to America from the county of Kent, England,

  1. Settled at Cambridge, Mass. He was b. 1593; d. 1673; m. (1),

Margery Willard, 1624, and m. (2), Joanna Bursley.

(1) John: b. 1626.

(2) Simon: b. 1636; d. 1713; Lieut. of militia; in command of Concord men at the Brookfield fight with Indians, 1675. He m. Mary Blood, 1660.

(A) James: b. 1668; d. 1727; farmer of Concord; m. Anne Smedley, 1700.

(a) Thomas: b. 1705; d. 1786; farmer of Concord; captain of militia and selectman, 1762; m. Sarah Jones, 1725.

  1. Josiah: b. 1750; d. 1815; farmer; served during Revolu­tion. In 1772 m. Abigail Hubbard (1754—1844).
  2. Charles: b. 1797; d. 1865; Trader at Concord and inspector in Boston Custom House. In 1829 m

Lucy Hunt, dau. of a Revolutionary soldier.

  1. Charles Wilder: b. 1833; d. 1898. Adjutant in 51st Ill. Infantry, becoming Colonel in 1865.

Provost Marshall General, Dept. of Missouri, 1864. Present at many engagements and received surrender of General Thompson in

Northern Arkansas. In 1870 he m. Emma Moore, dau. of a prominent horticulturist of Concord.

(I) Bradley Moore: b. 1871. Add: 2015 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. [See Ch. (J)].

(B) Simon: m. Elizabeth Woodhouse. Had, with other issue (a) Simon: m. Phoebe Aldrich. Had, with other issue

  1. Simon: b. 1759; d. 1842; served in Revolutionary War; m. Mary Fuller and among others had a son, Silas, b. 1780, d. 1860; m. Phoebe Bennett and had twelve ch. including:
  2. William B.: b. 1810, d. 1891; m. Martha Haywood. Their son
  3. Byron B.: b. 1859; is practicing surgery in Omaha, Nebr., at the Medical Arts Bldg. He m. Florence Eaton Davis, who is also a direct descendant of Dolor Davis.

(3) Samuel: b. 1640; m. Mary Meaddowes.

(A) Samuel: b. 1669.

(B) Daniel: b. 1673.

(C) Stephen: b. 1686.

(D) Simon: m. Dorothy Heald.

(a) Simon: 2d, b. 1714; m. Hannah Gates.

  1. David: b. 1740.
  2. Simon: b. 1744.
  3. Isaac: b. 1749; m. Anna Brigham, (2), Mrs. Susannah Harrington.
  4. Phineas: b. 1772; m. Martha Eager.
  5. Francis: b. 1794; m. Martha Parmenter.
  6. Isaac: b. 1799; m. Mary Holman Easterbrook. c. Phineas: b. 1801; m. Abagail Thayer.
  7. William: b. 1803; m. Almira L. Sherman.
  8. Andrew J.: b. 1815.
  9. Joseph: b. 1774; m. Lydia Ball; m. (2), Lydia Cogswell.
  10. Joseph: b. 1800; m. Mary Wood.
  11. John B.: b. 1808; m. Harriet Porter Gates.
  12. George C.: b. 1813; d. 1873; m. Mary E. Bigelow.
  13. James: b. 1818; d. 1893; m. Lucy Allen.
  14. Isaac: b. 1779; d. 1859; m. Polly Rice.
  15. Henry Cassett: b. 1807; d. 1896; m. Ellen W. Deering.
  16. Isaac Brigham: b. 1809; d. 1832.
  17. John: b. 1813; d. 1844. d. Cyrus: b. 1822; d. 1855.
  18. Samuel: b. 1784, d. 1852; m. Mrs. Elizabeth God­frey.
  19. Samuel B.: b. 1811, d. 1896; m. Mary Ann Stain.
  20. Henry: b. 1814; d. 1889; m. Susan Baker.
  21. James G.: b. 1820; d. 1900; m. Polly Robinson.
  22. John: b. 1787; d. 1854; m. Eliza Bancroft.
  23. John Chandler: b. 1822, d. 1907.
  24. George Henry: b. 1824.
  25. Bruyn Hasbrouck: b. 1827; Brig.-Gen. in Civil War.
  26. Horace: b. 1831; mem. of Congress.
  27. Andrew McFarland: b. 1833. S.B., Harvard Coil.

(b) Israel: b. 1717.

(c) Joseph: 1). 1720.

  1. Samuel: b. 1751.
  2. John: b. 1752.

 

G115 THOMAS DAVIS: (the elder), came to America from Wales. Settled in

Maryland sometime after 1600. The founder of the Davises of Anne

Arundel and Howard Counties, Md. He m. Mary Pierpont and had

eleven ch. including:

(1) Thomas, Jr.: b. Feb. 1704; m. Elizabeth Gaither; d. 1749. Ch include:

(A) Amos: b. 1747; mem. of the Committee of Observation, Arundel Co., 1775.

(B) Ephraim: b. 1736—7; m. Elizabeth Howard. Their son

(a) Thomas: b. 1768; m. Elizabeth Bowie, 1802. Served as officer of a company that went to Penna., 17.94. to quell Whiskey Insurrection; often a delegate to General Assembly, and one of the Council to the Governor. Their son

  1. Allen Bowie: b. 1809, was a delegate to the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, pres. Brooke­ville Academy, pres. Board of Agricultural Coil, and was elected to the Legislature. He m. Rebecca Comfort, dau. of Chief Justice Thomas Dorsey.
  2. Thomas: b. 1840; d. 1889.
  3. Win. Wilkins: b. 1842; d. 1866.
  4. Rebecca: b. 1843.
  5. Mary Dorsey: b. 1845. She is the only surviving dau. of Allen.
  6. Esther Wilkins: b. 1849.

(2) Robert: m. Ruth Gaither. He was a vestryman in Queen Caroline’s parish, 1750. Lived near Woodstock, Md.

(A) Nicholas: m. and had one son, John. (B) Ely.

(C) Robert: He had Richard, defender of Baltimore, 1814.

(D) Thomas.

(E) Ichabod.

(F) Caleb: m. Louisa Riggs.

(a) John D.

(b) Henry: b. 1823.

(c) Win. R.

(3) Richard: m. Ruth Warfield, 1725, d. 1743.

(A) Col. Richard: He and members of his family, made brilliant and distinguished records in Revolutionary War. Their names are found in many of the old records, letters and orders of the period.

(a) Capt. Richard: b. 1748; d. 1801; m. and had Elizabeth. Rezin and William.

(b) Amos.

(c) Rezin: b. 1753; d. 1800; m. and had a family.

(d) Darius.

(e) Dennis.

(f) Isaac: b. 1783; d. 1850; m. Kezia Askew; Ch. include:

  1. Albert G.: b. 1805; m. Mary Rodiffer; had, with other issue
  2. Isaac: m. and had 6 ch.
  3. Silas: m. and had Gene who m. Edna Slocum.

(g) Albinus: b. 1765; m. Sarah Carter. In 1797 he purchased a farm at Elm Grove, XV. Va., where some of his descend­ants still live.

  1. Richard: d. in Ohio.
  2. John R.: had five sons and one dau.

3 Arthur D.: had four daus.

  1. Cephas: b. 1798; m. Elizabeth Robinson; settled at Elm Grove.
  2. John R.: m. Katherine Brown, 1869. They had Adella who is m. and living at Pasadena, Calif., and John R.
  3. Richard C.: b. 1835 at Elm Grove; m. Margaret Keyser; settled in Illinois. Among their ch. were:
  4. John Calvin: b. 1861; m. Edna Scott. He d. 1927.

(I) Margaret: b. 1895; m. Claud Young and has Donald.

(II) Charlotte: lives in Calif. and has two daus. (III) Philip: b. 1899. Resides at 371 Salem St., Glendale, Calif.

(IV) Donald Carter: b. 1901. Graduate of University of Kansas. He m. in 1928.

  1. James Oliver: b. 1861. Graduated from Univ. of Ill. He m. Rozina Fairchild, and lives at

2119 S. Ryan St., Lake Charles, La.

(I) Elmer: b. 1887. Instructor in Univ. of Calif.; geologist in New Mexico; m. Grace

Murphy, 1910. They have one dau.

(II) Richard Henry: m. Florence Lathrop and

had Richard, d. y., and Russell, b. 1926.

(111) John Oliver: b. 1892; m. Ruth Wilson.

They have Helen, b. 1918; John, b. 1921,

and Phebe, b. 1923.

(IV) Elbert: b. 1894. Admitted to the bar,

  1. He m. Alice Kingman. They have

Kenneth, b. 1918, Gertrude, b. 1920, and

Keith, b. 1923.

  1. William: b. 1862; m Nettie Wasson. Live in Kansas.
  2. Elmer: b. 1864. One dau. who m. Richard Ryder.
  3. Elbert: b. 1870; m. May Armstrong. Lives in Chicago.

(I) John: b. 1903; m Florence Smith and has Richard, b. 1924.

(II) Hugh: b. 1910.

  1. Cephas: b. 1837; m. Dorothy Arkle, 1863. They had Cephas, b. 1865, and now living in Benwood, W. Va.
  2. Arthur C.: b. 1840; d. y.
  3. James W.: b. 1842; d. 1911; m. Mary Kimmons.
  4. Charley: b. 1868, m. Mary Henderson and had Carrol, d. y. and Wilbur, b. 1897.
  5. Erastus: b. 1871 and lives at Elm Grove.
  6. Ralph: b. 1876. He m. Lizzie Butler and has Jesse, b. 1900.

 

Davis Family HistoryThe Davis family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Davis family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All Davises have just cause to be proud of their family history and traditions.

In references No. 7 and No. 14 we find the following regarding the origin and meaning of the name Davis.

Davis is a Welsh surname, and the family is among the most numerous in England and Wales. This is due to the fact that there are so many varia�tions of the name. The original name was David which signifies well-beloved�popular in Biblical days and a favorite among the Scottish kings.

Though of ancient standing in Wales, David scarcely appears in England before the Conquest. Modified in various forms, it has produced many family names such as Davis, Davidson, Davies, Daves, Dawson, Dawes, Day, Dakin, etc. The Irish form is M�Daid; the French, Devis.

The data in this volume is gathered from reliable sources. We have selected what we consider the most important material. Many of the daughters, and sons for whom no issue was shown, have been omitted from the pedigrees. A missing symbol indicates that a name has been omitted. Those desiring further information are advised to consult the volumes mentioned in the list of References.

The compilers hope that, in producing this volume they are bringing to the Davis family information which will be of interest and value to them, and that they are rendering an important service to the public. They and their associates will be glad to give their cooperation to members of the family who are interested in having a complete genealogy of the family published.

Unless otherwise plainly shown, the persons in this volume whose names are accompanied by three figures are children of the immediately preceding persons bearing immediately preceding numbers. All persons in each group bearing the same letter as a part of their numbers, are directly related. The generations of the descendants of those bearing numbers of three figures are represented as follows. However, some of our material is published as copied from various records without rearrangement according to this system.

Generations 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Symbols (1), etc. (A), etc. (a), etc. 1, etc. A, etc. Generations 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Symbols a, etc. (I), etc. (i), etc. I, etc. i, etc.

Abbreviations Used in this Manuscript

Address = add Born = b Children = ch
College = coll Died = d Died young = d.y.
Died without issue = d.w.i. died before father = d.v.p. died without issue = d.s.p.
daughter = dau graduated = grad married, moved = m
son, succeeded = s university = univ lives, lived = l

 

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Generation No. 1

  1. EMELINE1 DAVIS (WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB) was born Bet. 1846 – Feb 1849 in Carroll Co., AR1. She married (1) JESSIE HENRY2. She married (2) WHEELER2. She married (3) BILL HAMPTON2. She married (4) JAMES RILEY KING3,4 Jan 18704.

Notes for EMELINE DAVIS: 1850 census of Carroll Co., AR has Emeline being twin to Angeline.

Notes for JESSIE HENRY: Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com notes that Jessie and Emeline had four children: Alice, Martin, Roy and Rose.

Notes for WHEELER: Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com notes that Emeline and ? Wheeler were married late in life. Wm. Riley King stated they lived in Highlandville, MO; Blue Jacket, OK; Centralia, OK and then Galena, Stone County, MO. They also lived in Crailes Creek, MO for a time.

Children of EMELINE DAVIS and JESSIE HENRY are:

  1. i. ROY2 HENRY.
  2. ii. ROSE BELL HENRY.

iii. MARTIN HENRY.

  1. ELLEN HENRY.
  2. ALICE HENRY.
  3. MISSOURI HENRY.

Child of EMELINE DAVIS and BILL HAMPTON is:

vii. GINNY2 HAMPTON.

Children of EMELINE DAVIS and JAMES KING are:

  1. viii. MARY LULA2 KING, b. Abt. 1872; d. 1906, Ponce de Leon, Stone Co., MO.
  2. ix. WILLIAM RILEY KING, b. Abt. 1873; d. 31 Mar 1970, El Monte, CA.
  3. MATILDA KING5, b. Abt. 1877.

Generation No. 2

  1. ROY2 HENRY (EMELINE1 DAVIS, WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB). He married ROSIE BELL LEIGH 26 Sep 1911 in Christian Co., MO6, daughter of WILLIAM LEIGH and LENNIE DAVIS.

Child of ROY HENRY and ROSIE LEIGH is:

  1. EVA RENA3 HENRY, b. 06 Oct 1913; d. 03 Aug 1986.
  2. ROSE BELL2 HENRY (EMELINE1 DAVIS, WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB). She married (1) TONY OLIVER LEIGH 16 Sep 1910 in Christian Co., MO7, son of WILLIAM LEIGH and LENNIE DAVIS. She married (2) BERT EARLL Abt. 1915.

Child of ROSE HENRY and TONY LEIGH is:

  1. i. LORRINE3 LEIGH, b. 29 Apr 1912.
  2. MARY LULA2 KING (EMELINE1 DAVIS, WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB)8 was born Abt. 1872, and died 1906 in Ponce de Leon, Stone Co., MO. She married JOHN SIMS9.

Children of MARY KING and JOHN SIMS are:

  1. NELLIE CLEMTINE3 SIMS9, b. 1888.
  2. STELLA EMELINE SIMS9, b. 1891.

iii. EMMA JANE SIMS9, b. 1894.

  1. IVA BELLE SIMS9, b. 1897.
  2. ORA AGNES SIMS9, b. 1900.
  3. ALMA LEONA SIMS9, b. 1905.
  4. WILLIAM RILEY2 KING (EMELINE1 DAVIS, WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB)10 was born Abt. 1873, and died 31 Mar 1970 in El Monte, CA11. He married MILLIE JANE CROWELL 08 Feb 1899 in Galena, MO11.

Notes for WILLIAM RILEY KING: All of the following is from Julie (ytt98@localaccess.com )

Here is the list of names that are on the sheet from the Bible as they are put down.

UNCLES NAMES

Uncle John King ” Tate King ” Wesley King ” Jim Davis ” Frankie Davis ” Tom Davis ” King Davis

GRANDMA’S NAME BETS DAVIS….GRANDPA’S NAME BILL DAVIS

Three of papa’s grandpa’s brothers, (or Bill Davis’s brothers)

  1. Old uncle Tommy Davis 2. John Davis 3. Jonathan Davis

Tomy Davises kids

  1. Tomy Davis 2. Josh Davis 3. Jim Davis 4. Henry Davis

MY DAD’S HISTORY—by Dorothy J. Wright Revised 1976

Dad’s Mother’s name was Emeline Davis. She married Riley King in Jan. of 1871. She was married four times. First marriage she had 2 children, Mary Lula King, and William Riley King. The next marriage was to a Bill Hampton and they had one girl named Ginny (probably Virginia). The third husband was Jessie Henry. They had four children: Alice, Martin, Roy, and Rose. The fourth husband was named Wheeler. They were married late in life. Dad said that as a kid they lived in Highlansville, Mo., Blue Jacket, Oklahoma and then in Centralia Oklahoma or and then in or near Galina, in Stone County, Missouri. They also lived in Crailes Creek, Mo. for a time.

Dad’s Uncle Frank Davis, his mother’s brother, drew a pension because he got hurt in the Civil war, shoulder. Frank’s son, Jim Davis also drew a pension from the war. Frank gave his home to Jim when he died.

Dad often mentioned these names in his family. Ben, Willy, Lilly. Will and Sari, were twins of Uncle King Davis. Aunt Paula and Will Essic had Simese twins and they had to cut them from her. Could only save her. Aunt Paula also had Willie, Frank, Little Harvey, Betty, Lulie, and Dennie.

Dad’s Grandfather Davis was a big man and he had two brothers. Dad doesn’t remember their names.

Aunt Sis Wilkie (Dad’s mother’s sister) had Munz and one other boy. A boy Willie died.(Could this be Salina, Emalines sister.?)

Dad also spoke of Mary Jane and UncleJim Davis having Marilyn. She married a Melton.

He spoke of Fish Davis, Frank Davis, Steve Davis, Rubb Davis and Uncle Tate King. Also Matt and Margaret was the oldest, then Alley, Ellen, Dicy Lee, then Ginny. Ginny died young from something wrong with her blood.

Ginny Hampton, dad’s half sister had two babies out of wed-lock by a Negro, (Black) named Jim or James Weaver. They were taken away from her and raised by some one else. Alice Hamptons father, Bill Hampton was my dad’s first step-father. Bill Hampton was also a womanizer. Dad didn’t know whether his mother and Hampton were divorced or what.

Aunt Ann Davis, (Angelina) and Emeline Davis (Dad’s mother) were twins. Ann Married a Bob Lieuallen. (Lewallen) Their children were Deeds, Dumpy, Viny, Mary, Henry, Robert, and Charlie.

Uncle John King married a Martha Noe. They had George, Lidy Ann, Kim, Ellen, and Marion. Marion had two boys, Glen and Johnny.

There was an Uncle Jonathan Davis and an Uncle Tate King

Uncle Tom King, his youngest boy married a Miss May Dillard.

Great Aunt Caroline,(Dad’s fathers sister) had Molatto Grand children, Julia and Dick Logan

George King had sons, Marion, Johnny, Green, and Nim. His daughters were Nancy, Jane, Ellen, Emma, Liz, and Sidney.

Uncle Wesley King married late in life. He had no children.

Dad’s grandfather was Bill Davis on his Mother’s side, and his grandmother was Bets Davis.

Dad’s mother liked to cook and sew and make quilts. She was free hearted with food and her door was always open to anyone needing a good meal or a place to sleep for the night. She chewed tobacco as a lot of woman did back then. They raised corn, sweet potatoes, beans, sugar cane. They would make whole barrels of molasses.

Dad and Mother (Millie Jane Crowell) were married on February 8, 1899 in Galena, Mo. They moved to Ahsahka, Idaho in or around 1906.

Dad’s sister, Mary Lula, Or Lula married a John Sims. John Sims was a United Stes Marshall who served as a lawman for some time on the Strip, then returned to Ponce de Leon, Mo. It was Ponce de Leon where Lula Sims got sick and died in 1906 when Alma was 11 months old. She was buried in Crane, Mo, then John then moved to Ahsahka, Idaho near my mother and father, Millie, and William (Riley) King.

They had six daughters. Nellie Clemtine Sims, born 1888, Stella Emeline Sims, born 1891, Emma Jane Sims born 1894, Iva Belle Sims born 1897, Ora Agnes Sims, born 1900, and Alma Leona Sims born 1905. Nellie married Charley Keltner. They had three sons, Elmer, Almond, and Glen. Stella Sims died when she was 17 years old. She is buried in Crane, Mo, by her mother Lula. Emma Sims married a Frank Emerson. They had a son and two daughters, Ralph, Mary, and Nedra. Iva Sims married Bert Myers and had a son and three daughters. Raymond Harold the son was born at Orafina, Idaho on June 10, 1918 and died Dec, 2, 1918 with the World war flu epidemic. The three daughters were Vera, Wanda, and Donna. Ora Agnes Sims married Frank Merrick. They had two sons, Robert and Norman. Alma Leona Sims, married Melvin Robison. They had one son Richard. They moved to California sometime in the forties. Nellie (Sims) Keltner and family moved to Idaho not to long after her father,John Sims moved there. Nellie is buried in Lewiston, not far from where Iva Sims infant son, Raymond is buried.

Dad—William Riley King married my mother, Millie Jane Crowell on Feb. 8, 1899, in Galena Mo.

Julie ytt98@localaccess.com then writes: All of the above was put down by my Aunt Dorothy. She passed away on Feb. 24, 1982. The only one of her brothers and sisters still living is my mother, Virginia. She is 86 years old. She lives in Lewiston, Idaho.

Now here is a little of what I know. After my grandmother and grandfather King moved to Idaho, they homesteaded a piece of property, I believe at Orafino, Idaho. They had three children before they moved here, Leonard, Bliss, and Lula. They had six more after they moved to Idaho, Dorothy, Guy, Virginia, Mabel, Helen, and Earl. From what I understand, grandfather King started taking off for weeks and months at a time around 1907 or 1908. The way my grandmother put it to me was that he came home long enough to get her pregnant, then he was gone again. She never knew where he went but suspected it was back to Mo. and the family for long spells. She said that he used to ride the rails. That was his way of getting there. Hop a freight. Her folks had died when she was very young and she had lived in what would probably be called a foster home now, but she worked for her keep. So when grandpa would take off after they moved out here she wasn’t afraid to as she put it work for her keep again. She cooked for logging camps, cleaned houses anything to keep her family clothed and fed. Baby Earl and Helen died in 1920 with the World Flu epidemic. Helen was three and Earl was only a few months old. My grandfather was gone and grandmother didn’t know where to find him. After these two deaths grandmother decided that if she had to handle this kind of tragedy by herself then there was no reason to be married and she got a divorce. That took place in the early 1920’s. She opened her home to boarders and that is part of the way that she fed and housed her family for the next few years. Bliss died in or around 1924 of a Kidney ailment. Lula died in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s of a heart ailment. She was living in Long Beach, California at the time. Grandmother moved with her daughter (Mabel) to California in 1943 or 1944. Grandfather King had not been in the picture for many many years at this time. According to my mother, he had an alcohol problem by then and was a drifter. I don’t know how she found him when she also moved to California, but in my grandmother’s last years she again shared her home with my grandfather King and my mother was their care giver. Grandpa also played the fiddle and I understand in his younger years he loved to square dance.

That is about all for right now. I would love to have any History, dates of births and deaths, names, places that is known that was where family lived.

Generation No. 3

  1. LORRINE3 LEIGH (ROSE BELL2 HENRY, EMELINE1 DAVIS, WILLIAM FRANKLINA, JOHNB) was born 29 Apr 1912.

Child of LORRINE LEIGH is:

  1. JANET4 LEIGH.

Endnotes

  1. Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com has the twins born 1846.
  2. Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com.
  3. Vonda Sheets GWSVKW@compuserve.com.
  4. Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com.
  5. Vonda Sheets GWSVKW@compuserve.com.
  6. Christian Co., MO GenWeb Site: Marriages 1859-1940, Book 9 page 2.
  7. Christian Co., MO GenWeb Site: Marriages 1859-1940, Book 8 page 278.
  8. Vonda Sheets GWSVKW@compuserve.com.
  9. Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com.
  10. Vonda Sheets GWSVKW@compuserve.com.
  11. Julia: ytt98@localaccess.com.

 

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(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE
RESOURCE BOOK: PRONUNCIATION PAIRS LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING,PRONUNCIATION, SLE TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

Nickname ALVIN DAVIS
Nationality AMERICAN
Major: ESL TEACHER
Subject PRONUNCIATION
COURSE OBJECTIVES

This one month class is to learn to speak American English with a clear sounding of the words, to be able to speak to other people and have them understand what you are talking about, not slurred, or with slang.

Suggestions / Recommendations

Pronunciation Pairs: (To say the words very clearly), (To Remember to sound the words very clearly),

(To say the correct “ED” sound and the correct “S” “IZ” or “Z” sounds), (To say with the correct Intonations),

(Flow of the words together), (To put the emotions into your words), (To find the sounds that change in a word).

(To stress on words that have a different meaning), (To show excitement with some parts of speech).

Course Outline

Week 1 – Students will begin the class with a basic pronunciation test which will cover all vowel and consonant sounds as well as consonant clusters. From the students performance on this test individual vowel and consonant sounds will be identified and targeted for classroom learning. More complicated consonant combinations as well as past tense verb and plurals “S” endings will be practiced and reviewed.

Step 01: One hour of Pronunciation Pairs. Five Units per hour, will improve there pronunciation level in one week, each week will build confidence in there ability to speak and understand the new vocabulary of English.

Week 2 – Students will be introduced to word stress. As a means of teaching this students will learn syllable count, prefix and suffix pronunciation and compound word pronunciation and stress. Students will begin to learn higher aspects of American accent word stress and reduction of pronouns and modals.

Step 01: One hour of Grammar, will help the student start saying sentence patterns, this week will be the growing of Pronunciation with Vocabulary words. The American accent and word stress and reduction of pronouns will also be used to help the student understanding the forms of America stress and other country’s English.

Step 02: One Hour of Pronunciation. Continuing the Five Units per hour with now the Grammar you will start to see the students using the English outside of the classroom.

Week 3 – Students will work on English rhythm patterns to include highlighting stressed words within a sentence, thought groups and usual patterns of speech associated with pronouns, articles, contractions and prepositions. A closer look will be taken at phrasal verbs and descriptive devices such as simile and metaphor.

Step 01: Reading, Writing, listening. One hour of Reading, Writing, listening, will play a roll in the developing of the student’s interest in the English language as well as the understanding of “WHY” when a student can understand the why of English they start learning at a faster pace.

Step 02: One hour of Pronunciation. Continuing the Five Units per hour with now the Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, you will start to see the students using the English outside of the classroom even more then the first two weeks.

Week 4 –Students will be introduced to Intonation. Listing intonation, question/tag question and drop-rise intonation. Pitch range and expressive intonation will be covered. Blending, reduction and higher level English speaking skills useful in IELTs, TOEIC and TOEFL will be learned.

Step 01: Review, It is important for the student to review all that they have learned, and the mistakes that the teacher now can correct and get the student to remember the correct way to Speak, Read, Write, Listen and use the proper Grammar.

(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE

RESOURCE BOOK: BASICGRAMMAR IN USE LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING, SLE, TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Grammar is important because it is the language that makes it possible for us to talk about language. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentencesnot only in English but in any language. As human beings, we can put sentences together even as children–we can all do grammar. But to be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences–that is knowing about grammar. And knowing about grammar offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity. People associate grammar with errors and correctness. But knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. Grammar can be part of literature discussions, when we and our students closely read the sentences in poetry and stories. And knowing about grammar means finding out that all languages and all dialects follow grammatical patterns.

GRAMMAR: To Learn English Grammar and how the differences are between learning English in it true form. The English Language has many different parts of Grammar and to understand each part it must be done one step at a time.

Suggestions / Recommendation:

Basic Grammar in Use: (To learn Grammar is a short time and to insure that the Grammar can be used in a formal and a business setting). To learn all the parts of Grammar, Present, Past, Present Perfect, Passive,

Verb Forms, Future, Modals, Imperatives, Auxiliary Verbs, Questions, Reported Speech, Pronouns, Possessives, Determiners, and Pronouns, with Adjectives and Adverbs, Prepositions, Two Word Verbs,

Conjunctions and Clauses.

Course Outline

  1. Week 1 – Students will begin the class with a basic grammar in use test. If they are a beginner then they will start at the Unit 01. AM/IS/ARE, This will start them learning the Positive and Negative with sentence structure and where to use them. (That’s=That is There’s=There is) they will do the exercises 1.1 to 1.6. Start: Unit 2. Exercises 2.1 to 2.5 (Questions) How to ask questions. Unit 3. Exercises 3.1 to 3.4 (Present Continuous) In these Exercises there are complete the sentences with a follow up with the teachers and with there homework. Writing about a small picture and using the proper Grammar, also writing about true sentences. Students will start Learning (Present Continuous Questions) this will build there Grammar at a faster pace. Unit 4 – 4.1 to 4.4 Exercises looking at the picture and write the proper questions to be asked in the conversation. Unit 5 – (Simple Present) Exercises 5.1 to 5.5 using Verbs. Asking Questions to other students and staff. Students will began learning (Simple Present Negative) Unit 6 Exercise 6.1 to 6.5 This will be writing negative sentences, study the information and write sentence with like, putting the verb in the correct form (Positive or Negative) Unit 7- 7.1 to 7.4 (Simple Present Questions) Write Questions also using the verbs. Write true short answers. Unit 8 – 8.1 to 8.3 (Present Continuous and Simple Present) using Present Continuous in the proper way of a sentence structure. Week 2 – Unit 9 using 9.1 to 9.4 Exercises Rewriting sentences with (got) (have) (do’s and don’t) Unit 10 is using Was/Were will be doing (Positive) (Negative) (Questions) with short answers. Start learning the correct order of the sentence. Unit 11 (Simple Past) Exercises 11.1 to 11.2 will use simple past of the verb usage. Fill in the blanks with the proper verb and Simple Past forms. Unit 12 (Simple Past Negative and Questions) Exercise 12.1 to 12.5 Complete the sentences with the proper past tense words putting the verb in the correct form. Week 3 – Unit 13 (Past Continuous) Exercises 13.1 to 13.4 looking at the picture and fill in the blanks. What did the student do? In past continuous form, complete the questions. Unit 14 (Past Continuous and Simple Past) Unit 15 (I Used to ) Unit 16 (present Perfect) Unit 17 (Simple Present and Present Perfect) Unit 18 (For, Since, Ago) Unit 19 (I Have Done and I Did). Week 4 – Unit 20 (Just, Already, and Yet) Unit 21 (I’ve Lost My Key,) Unit 22 (Passive) Unit 23 (Is Being Done) Unit 24 (Be, Have, do, in Present and Past) Unit 25 (Regular and Irregular Verbs) Unit 26 (What Are You Doing?) Unit 27 (I’m Going To) Unit 28 (Will) Unit 29 (I’ll, Will) Unit 30 (Might) Unit 31 (Can and Could) Unit 32 (Must)
  2. This is where we will start the review. The review is very important to show what the student has really learned. There will be a Grammar test to show how much the student has learned.

(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE RESOURCE BOOK: WRITING LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING, SLE TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

MORE STEPS TO WRITTING: To Learn English Writing and how the differences are between learning English in it true form. The English Language has many different parts of Writing and to understand each part it must be done one step at a time.

Suggestions / Recommendation:

More Steps to Writing: To establish writing skill’s for Business, a Contract, a E-Mail, just about anything you will need the ability to write in some form or another. Even though we live in a computer age there are still many things that need to be written or typed correctly.

Week 1- Unit 01 (Sports) Descriptive Composition Unit 02 (Entertainment) Informal Letter Unit 03 (Relationships) Discursive Composition

WeeK 2- Unit 04 (Emergencies) Short Story Unit 05 (Travel) Letter to a friend Unit 06 (Health and Fitness) Report Writing

Week 3- Unit 07 (Employment) Article Unit 08 (City and Country life) Discursive Composition

Week 4- Review, make sure of all the spelling of each thing that is done, Grammar, and content will be the best for the student to learn how to write a good report, letter, e-mail.

(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE

RESOURCE BOOK: EnglishVOCABULARY in Use LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING, ESL TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To teach the student a group of vocabulary words and how to use them in a sentence with the proper Grammar, and to understand the definition of vocabulary words and how to use them in different ways. English has a vast way of using the vocabulary words, so by teaching them how to use them in different situations will increase the ability to use them correctly.

Book: English Vocabulary in Use:

(Everyday Verbs) (Words and Grammar) (People) (The World) (At Home) (School and Workplace) (Leisure) (Social Issues)

Week 1: Everyday Verbs, Using language Words, Talking About Language, Learning Vocabulary, Learn words in Family, Picture and Diagrams, Exercises, 2.1 to 9.5

Week 2: (Bring) (Get) (Phrasal Verbs) (Everyday Things) (Talking) (Moving) (Conjunctions) (Time Words) (Places) Exercises, 10.1 to 18.5

Week 3: (Manner) (Irregular Verbs) (Common Uncountable Words) (Common Adjective Good and Bad) (Words and Prepositions) (Prefixes) Exercises, 19.1 to 25.6

Week 4: Review Exercises 2.1 to 25.6, Test, and correct the mistakes the student are making.

(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE RESOURCE BOOK: SPEAKING LISTENING EXPRESSION LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING, SLE TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Intro provides numerous opportunities for high beginning students to actively learn contemporary American English expressions. This text is also appropriate for vocabulary courses. – Expressions are presented in interesting contexts — i.e., speaking on a car phone, being afraid to talk in school — and are spiralled through natural dialogues and listening activities. – Learning strategies, such as vocabulary indexing and clustering, focus students on becoming independent learners. – Activities include games, cartoons, role-plays, surveys, and dictations, as well as listening and writing activities that appeal to a wide range of learning styles.

SPEAKING LISTENING EXPRESSION:

The SLE (Speaking, Listening, Expression) program is a conversation program for adult and young adult learners of English as a foreign language. It aims to improve learners’ communicative competence through an emphasis on interaction. It enables learners to acquire and practice using important functions and expressions in natural contexts while, at the same time, stimulating conversation related to various topics and real-life situations. It utilizes a number of communicative approaches to language learning in order to facilitate the learners’ timely and effective acquisition of English. The aim of the program is to improve learners’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as well as their vocabulary and grammar skills. The SLE series provides learners with the tools they need to use their newly acquired language skills in the real world. It aims to help build learners’ confidence in using English outside the classroom by increasing their understanding of and involvement in the learning process. Most importantly, the SLE series will challenge learners and help them believe in themselves. All learners participating in the SLE program will be able take the Pagoda motto to heart. Week 1: (Nice to Meet You) (What’s your Favorite?) (Time is on my Side) (What are you doing Nowadays?) (Weather and Seasons) (Red Letter Day) (There’s still a lot Left)

Week 2: (All in the Family) (The Future is Bright) What Happened?) (I can Do It!) (Nice Suit) (Not Just Another Pretty Face) (Learning the Ins and Outs) (Wild Kingdom)

Week 3: (Would You Rather?) (Growing Up) (That Sounds Fine) (Give Me One good Reason) (Home is Where the Heart is)

Week 4: Review, Test, and correct the mistakes from each Unit, make sure there is no questions that are not answered.

(GROUP) OR ONE ON ONE RESOURCE BOOK: READING ADVANTAGE LEVEL: BEGINNER to ADULT

BOOKS: GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, READING, WRITING, SLE TIME FRAME: ONE MONTH

COURSE OBJECTIVES: what a language objective is

  • steps that teachers can take to create language objectives
  • how to implement language objectives in a general education classroom
  • how to align objectives to content and language standards
  • articulate for learners the academic language functions and skills that they need to master to fully participate in the lesson and meet the grade-level content standards.
  • are beneficial not only for language learners but for all students in a class, as everyone can benefit from the clarity that comes with a teacher outlining the requisite academic language to be learned and mastered in each lesson.

Week 1: (Reading Comprehension) (Idioms) (Vocabulary Reinforcement) (Target Vocabulary) (What do you Think?) (Video Jockeys) (Coffee Culture) (Around the World)

Week 2: Review last week progress and (Test) (The Puffer Fish) (Getting Married) (Say It with Flowers) (Bollywood) (The Nobel Prize)

Week 3: Review last week progress and (Test) (A Funny Cure) (Palm Reading) (Amazing Memory) (Incredible Dogs) (Diamonds)

Week 4: Review last week progress and (Test) (Space Explorers) (Happy New Year) (Text Messaging) (Urban Legends)

08:00 to 08:50: Pronunciation Pairs

09:00 to 09:50:Basic Grammar in Use

10:00 to 10:50: More Steps to Writing

11:00 to 11:50: EnglishVOCABULARY in Use

12:00 to 13:00: Lunch

13:00 to 13:50: SPEAKING LISTENING EXPRESSION

14:00 to 14:50: READING ADVANTAGE

15:00 to 16:50: Optional Classes (POP) (MOVIES) (SURVIVAL) (PATTERN) (CNN) (BUSINESS) (PRESENTATION)

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PHILIPPINE WORKER ARE SPREADING “EBOLA” ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!! “YIKES”!!!   Leave a comment

 

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, citing World Bank figures, said 90 percent of economic costs of any outbreak “come from irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection.”

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Staffers of the global health organization “are very well aware that fear of infection has spread around the world much faster than the virus,” Chan said in a statement read out to a regional health conference in the Philippine capital, Manila.

“We are seeing, right now, how this virus can disrupt economies and societies around the world,” she said, but added that adequately educating the public was a “good defense strategy” and would allow governments to prevent economic disruptions.

The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 4,000 people, mostly in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to WHO figures published last week.

Chan did not specify those steps but praised the Philippines for holding an anti-Ebola summit last week which was joined by government health officials and private sector representatives, warning that the Southeast Asian country was vulnerable due to the large number of Filipinos working abroad.

While bracing for Ebola, health officials should continue to focus on major health threats, including non-communicable diseases, she said.

Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona said authorities will ask more than 1,700 Filipinos working in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to observe themselves for at least 21 days for Ebola symptoms in those countries first if they plan to return home.

Once home, they should observe themselves for another 21 days and then report the result of their self-screening to health authorities to be doubly sure they have not been infected, he said, adding that hospitals which would deal with any Ebola patients have already been identified in the Philippines.

Last month, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged leaders in the most affected countries to establish special centers that aim to isolate infected people from non-infected relatives in an effort to stem the spread of Ebola.

Ban has also appealed for airlines and shipping companies not to suspend services to countries affected by Ebola. Doing so, he said, hinders delivery of humanitarian and medical assistance.

 

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Alvin Lester Davis West Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience · Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.

  • In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.

Experience CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher · Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects

  • As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students

Shane English School – Dongying, China

January 2008 to September 2009

English Teacher · Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.

    • Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
  • Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA

 

Novartis– Emeryville, CA

2006 to 2008 Master Mechanic

  • Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.

VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA

2005 to 2006

H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR

  • Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP

Boeing / L3 2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer · Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.

    • Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
  • Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea

 

Yamas Controls 2001 to 2002 Chiller Specialist · Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.

  • Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
  • Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
  • Left Company to go overseas.

Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1996 to 2000

Supervisor/H&C Maintenance

  • King Khalid International Airport Project
  • Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
  • Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.

 

  • Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
  • Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.

Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. – Shreveport, LA

1993 to 1996 Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

  • Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steam Ryans D.I. Water system, 4 Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilities submit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers, Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (company was sold to B.A.S.F). American Towers – Shreveport, LA

1991 to 1993 Chief Stationary Engineer for 16 Stories Office Building

  • Responsibilities included to supervise (6) Stationary Engineers, (2) Cleverbrook’s Steam Boilers, Maintenance and Repair, Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Budgeting for $1,000,000 a year Maintenance & Operation.

Schumpert Hospital – Shreveport, LA

1983 to 1991 Stationary Engineer · Operations& Maintenance of Steam System, included autoclaves, boilers, 150,000 LB steam per hour, water softeners, (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Compressors, D.A. tank operations & maintenance heat exchanger units, emergency systems. Mogal water treatment daily assessment.

  • Babcox& Wilcox steam boilers with 26 Turbine Generators.

Education/ Qualification and Training

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK

B.A. – Facilities Engineering Associates Degree – Fiber Optic / Solar Design/ Engineering / BAMS

A/C School – Oklahoma State University

Boiler Seminar Military Secret Clearance Special Skills Memory Logic, Reading & Interpretation Blue Prints, Problem Solving, Electronic Technology

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Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated

 

List of active volcanoes in the Philippines

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Active volcanoes in the Philippines, as categorized by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), include volcanoes in the country having erupted within historical times (within the last 600 years), with accounts of these eruptions documented by man; or having erupted within the last 10,000 years (holocene) based on analyses of datable materials. However, there is no consensus among volcanologists on how to define an “active” volcano. As of 2012[update], PHIVOLCS lists 23 volcanoes as active in the Philippines, 21 of which have historical eruptions and two strongly fumarolic volcanoes – Cabalian and Leonard Kniaseff.[1][not in citation given]; the Smithsonian Institution‘s Global Volcanism Program categories 20 Philippine volcanoes as “historical” and 59 as “holocene”.[2]

The Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program (GVP) list volcanoes with historical, Holocene eruptions, or possibly older if strong signs of volcanism are still evident through thermal features like fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots, etc.[3] GVP currently lists 50 Philippines volcanoes.[2] The eruptions from the table below were based more on GVP which gives a more detailed eruption history for a particular mountain. The frequency of Historical Eruptions are based on definite historical eruptions and excludes questionable or Uncertain accounts based on the two sources mentioned.

The list below shows 25 active volcanoes in the Philippines was based more on the PHIVOLCS list with some included from the GVP list. The number is not a definite number and could depend on someone’s definition of “active” or historical timeframe. Also, volcanoes listed as inactive or potentially active could renew activity after long periods of dormancy such as Mount Pinatubo in 1991.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) introduced the” Information Portal for Philippine Earthquake and Volcano” during a seminar-forum on Sept. 15, 2014 at the institute’s auditorium, Quezon City. Led by its Director, Renato U. Solidum, Jr., the heads of the 4 technical divisions gave brief descriptions on the content of the portal.

Following a series of joint meetings with partner-agencies Japan International Cooperation Agency-Japan Science and Technology Agency (JICA-JST) and National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), PHIVOLCS has come up with a prototype of the Information Portal for Philippine Earthquake and Volcano which will be available for public viewing in the near future.

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 PHIVOLCS and Province of Albay Commemorate 200-years of 1814 Mayon Volcano Eruption, 26-27 June 2014, Legaspi, Albay
Friday, 18 July 2014 06:53

Legaspi, Albay. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) in partnership with the Province of Albay commemorated the 200-years anniversary of the 1814 Mayon Volcano Eruption on 26-27 June at the La Piazza Hotel, Legaspi, Albay.

Eruptions from Mayon Volcano that people remember date back to 1968, 1978, 1984, 1993, 2000-2001, 2006 and 2009. What most people are probably not aware of is that, two hundred years ago, on 01 February 1814, Mayon Volcano gave one of its biggest, most destructive eruptions. This event affected the southern slope of the volcano, specifically Camalig, Cagsaua, Budiao and Guinobatan and resulted to 1,200 casualties. The ruins of Cagsaua Church wherein only the bell tower remains standing is a reminder and testimony of this disaster.

The 2-day conference was held to provide venue to hold a meeting of experts from different fields to share knowledge and experience. To have a science, historical and social perspectives, invited presentations ‘had topics ranging from understanding Mayon

Earthquake Impact Assessment Methodologies: Exposure Database Development and Calculations Workshop for Region II and III State Universities and Colleges
Monday, 16 June 2014 01:20

PHIVOLCS conducted another workshop entitled “Earthquake Impact Assessment Methodologies: Exposure Database Development and Calculations” for the Region II and III State Colleges and Universities (SUCs). This activity is in line with the Regional Disaster Science and Management S&T Capacity Development Project, which is being funded by DOST-PCIEERD, and which PHIVOLCS is providing the technical expertise.

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Radical Life Extension Is Already Here, But We’re Doing it Wrong

We’ve already tacked three decades onto the average lifespan of an American, so what’s wrong with adding another few decades?

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A centenarian riding his bike in Long Beach, California (Reuters).

So far as we know, the last hundred years have been the most radical period of life extension in all of human history. At the turn of the twentieth century, life expectancy for Americans was just over 49 years; by 2010, that number had risen to 78.5 years, mostly on account of improved sanitation and basic medicine. But life extension doesn’t always increase our well-being, especially when all that’s being extended is decrepitude. There’s a reason that Ponce de Leon went searching for the fountain of youth—if it were the fountain of prolonged dementia and arthritis he may not have bothered.

Over the past twenty years, biologists have begun to set their sights on the aging process itself, in part by paying close attention to species like the American Lobster, which, despite living as long as fifty years, doesn’t seem to age much at all. Though some of this research has shown promise, it’s not as though we’re on the brink of developing a magical youth potion. Because aging is so biologically complex, encompassing hundreds of different processes, it’s unlikely that any one technique will add decades of youth to our lives. Rather, the best we can hope for is a slow, incremental lengthening of our “youth-span,” the alert and active period of our lives.

Not everyone is thrilled by the prospect of radical life extension. As funding for anti-aging research has exploded, bioethicists have expressed alarm, reasoning that extreme longevity could have disastrous social effects. Some argue that longer life spans will mean stiffer competition for resources, or a wider gap between rich and poor. Others insist that the aging process is important because it gives death a kind of time release effect, which eases us into accepting it. These concerns are well founded. Life spans of several hundred years are bound to be socially disruptive in one way or another; if we’re headed in that direction, it’s best to start teasing out the difficulties now.

But there is another, deeper argument against life extension—the argument from evolution. Its proponents suggest that we ought to avoid tinkering with any human trait borne of natural selection. Doing so, they argue, could have unforeseen consequences, especially given that natural selection has such a sterling engineering track record. If our bodies grow old and die, the thinking goes, then there must be a good reason, even if we don’t understand it yet. Nonsense, says Bennett Foddy, a philosopher (and flash game developer!) from Oxford, who has written extensively about the ethics of life extension. “We think about aging as being a natural human trait, and it is natural, but it’s not something that was selected for because it was beneficial to us.” Foddy told me. “There is this misconception that everything evolution provides is beneficial to individuals and that’s not correct.”

Foddy has thought long and hard about the various objections to life extension and, for the most part, has found them wanting. This is our conversation about those objections, and about the exciting new biology of aging.

People usually regard life extension as a futuristic technology, but you begin your paper by discussing the ways that we’ve already extended the human lifespan. What’s driven that?

Foddy: The reason I present it that way, is that there’s always this background moral objection in enhancement debates, where a technology is perceived to be new, and by virtue of being new, is depicted as threatening or even strange. That goes for everything from genetic engineering to steroids to cloning and on and on. I think it’s always worth contextualizing these things in terms of the normal. So with human cloning it’s worth remembering that it’s exactly the same as twinning. With steroids, it’s worth remembering that in many ways it’s not that different from training and exercise, and also that people have been taking testosterone since ancient times. I think this way you can kind of resist the idea that something is wrong just because it’s strange.
When you’re talking about medicines that help us live longer, it’s important to realize how much we’ve already accomplished. In the last 150 years or so, we’ve doubled our life span from 40 to 80 years, and that’s primarily through the use of things you can characterize as being medical science. In some cases it’s clear that we’re talking about medical enhancement—vaccines, for instance, or surgical hygiene and sterilization. And then more broadly there are other, non-medical things like the sanitation of the water supply and the pasteurization of milk and cheese. All of these things have saved an enormous amount of life.
It used to be that people would die of an infectious disease; they’d be struck down when they were very young or when they were older and their immune system was weak. Now almost nobody in the first world dies of infectious disease; we’ve basically managed to completely eradicate infectious disease through medical science. If, at the outset of this process, you asked people if we should develop technologies that would make us live until we’re 80 on average instead of until we’re 40, people might have expressed these same kind of misgivings that you hear today. They might have said, “Oh no that would be way too long, that would be unnatural, let’s not do that.”
So, in a way, we shouldn’t view it as being extremely strange to develop these medicines, but in another sense we’re at a new stage now, because now we’re at the forefront of having medicines that actually address the aging process. And that’s what I’m interested in talking about—the kinds of medicines that actually slow down the aging process, or at least some of the mechanisms of aging.
Can you explain how senescence, the biological process of aging, is unevenly distributed across species?
Foddy: There are different animals that are affected differently by various processes of aging. In my paper I go into the case of the American Lobster, which lives about as long as a human being. When you dissect one of these lobsters at the end of its life, its body doesn’t show much in the way of weakening or wasting like you see in a human body of advanced age. That suggests that aging can evolve differently in different species. Lobsters seem to have evolved an adaptation against the cellular lifespan. There’s this phenomenon where the DNA in our cells basically unravel after they’ve divided a certain amount of times, but lobsters have this enzyme that helps them replenish their telomeres—the caps that hold DNA together.
That’s one of the reasons why lobsters don’t seem to undergo aging in the same way that we do. Other species give off an antioxidant chemical in their bodies that prevent these oxidizing free radicals in our bodies from breaking us down. That’s why doctor’s recommend that you have a certain amount of antioxidants—some species are really good at producing those naturally.
There is this idea that when you’re evolving you make certain trade-offs. Lobsters and clams don’t really move around a lot; their bodies move and grow very slowly and one of the upsides of that is that they’ve been able to invest their evolutionary chips, so to speak, in resisting the aging process. Human beings, on the other hand, have to move around quite a lot. We have giant brains and we have to be able to run away from saber tooth tigers. As a result we have bodies that burn a lot of calories, and so that’s where our chips are invested. It’s just a difference in our evolutionary environment and that’s why we’ve evolved to live and die the way we do. But it could have easily not turned out that way—that’s the point I really want to make.
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What are the current biological limits on our human life span, or our human “youth span,” as you call it—the time that we’re able to live as young, vibrant, reproducing individuals?
Foddy: The sky is sort of the limit there. There won’t be a magic pill that gives us infinite youth, but over time there will probably be different technologies that allow you a few extra years of youth. We think of aging as being a unitary thing, but it’s made up of hundreds of different processes. So, one of the different things we think about, for example, is dementia, the state where your brain sort of wastes away. Now, if we discover a way of reversing that process, or slowing that process, that would be one dimension where we no longer age, where our minds will stay youthful for longer. It’s also possible that we might be able to find a way of stopping people’s muscles from wasting away as they get older.
Nothing is going to be super dramatic, but there will be a point where you’ll look back a hundred years and notice that people used to get really kind of feeble and after awhile they weren’t capable of really thinking or processing information anymore, and they had to go into a home and they had to be looked after and nursed for a time. And that will seem very old-fashioned and very barbaric, but I very much doubt it will happen at a moment in time where we suddenly realize that some magic pill has exponentially extended our youth. Part of that’s because we’re not exactly clear what aging is. We’ve identified a whole range of processes, but there ere still a whole lot of arguments in the scientific community about what is really responsible for aging, and which of the processes are subsidiary to other processes.
Have we glimpsed, even theoretically, ways that we might add to that youth-span. What are the bleeding edge technologies that might allow us to overcome aging?
Foddy: I’m not a scientist, so I don’t want to weigh in too heavily on somebody’s body of research. We’ve seen promising results looking at the lobsters and we’ve seen promising results with antioxidants, even aspirin, but as I said these things are going to be incremental. You meet a lot of people in the scientific community that are true believers and they’re expecting a kind of a radical thing. And it’s not as though we never have a radical thing in medicine, but what we have more frequently is incremental advances.
Cancer is a great example of the kind of incremental progress I’m talking about. In 1970, your odds of surviving 5 years after you’ve were diagnosed with certain kinds of cancer were slim; those chances have increased substantially. But we still react to the idea of getting cancer as though it were 1970 because we don’t really process incremental changes. Like with chemotherapy, they just change out one or two drugs every year based on trials that show that the new drug is 2 percent more effective than the previous drug. That’s constantly going on, but it really isn’t announced. Instead, we get the occasional story in the news about a miracle cure for cancer, and it always turns out not to be as good as they had hoped and everyone begins to get disillusioned about science and the value of medical progress. But when you run the comparisons across decades, you see something much more dramatic.
You give an interesting account of how the aging process evolved in humans. You argue that aging is not the result of an optimizing process, but that instead it’s a byproduct of an optimizing process. Can you explain why that difference is so important?
Foddy: I should say, first of all, that this is not original to me; this is very well established in evolutionary biology. We have a number of genetic traits that we developed because they were advantageous from the perspective of natural selection—that is, they helped us to survive and reproduce. People that had the gene for that trait had the ability to reproduce more than people that didn’t have it. It’s easy to imagine that every gene that we have is selected because it gave a positive advantage in this way, but it turns out there are trade-offs. A number of the processes of aging seem to have arisen because our bodies were not doing enough maintenance, because they were busy doing something else. The misconception that people often have is that any trade-off that we have is going to be directly beneficial, directly advantageous. But that’s not right.
The second thing to say is that aging usually happens to an organism after it reaches menopause. Things that happen after menopause are much less interesting in terms of evolution, because they have much less of an effect. If I’ve already reached the age where I can’t reproduce, then aging that takes effect at this point in my life is not going to affectwhether or not I reproduce. The game is sort of already over for me. As a result, natural selection doesn’t tend to weed out genes that take effect after you’ve reached the age of menopause. So, there is this idea that over time you can amass genes in your genome that have nothing to do with survival or not surviving, because they only activate after you reach a certain age. So, over time, some of these are goingto be good genes and some of themare going to be bad. It’s goingto be this kind of mix, but it’s certainly not going to be the case that they’re on balance beneficial. We’ve got hundreds or thousands of genes that don’t start to harm us until we reach old age, and those genes are responsible for a lot of what actuallyconstitutes aging. So, in this sense, we think about aging as being a natural human activity or a human trait—and it is natural, but it’s not something thatwas selected because it was beneficial to us. There is this misconception that everything evolution provides has to be beneficial toindividuals and that’s not correct.

“There is this misconception that everything evolution provides has to be beneficial to individuals and that’s not correct.”

One defense of aging that your paper takes quite seriously is the argument from evolution, which was first put forth by Frances Fukuyama. Fukuyama claims that we should resist the temptation to tinker with any characteristic that we have been given through the process of natural selection. He argues that evolution can be relied upon to produce good results and that we ought not to mess with the fruit of its processes. What’s wrong with this view?
Foddy: Fukuyama has this idea that evolution is very complicated, which is true. We don’t always understand why we’ve evolved to be a certain way. Sometimes it looks like something is useful, but in fact it’s performing some kind of role that we don’t know much about. Fukuyama is also correct that sometimes we interfere with complicated biological systems without really understanding what the effects will be, and that then we wind up with some unwanted effect. That’s all true.
The thing that I disagree with him about is his presumption that if we have a trait that’s evolved, that it must be beneficial to us in some way, and that we have some good reason for allowing that trait stick around. Now he’s not talking strictly about aging; his book discusses all kinds of intervention on the human organism. But, when it comes to aging, his argument can’t even succeed on its own merits, because we know for a fact that aging is not the sort of thing that is produced by natural selection in the kind of positive way that he is talking about. He says it’s not always easy to do nature one better, but that’s not what we’re doing when we’re combating aging. We’re not trying to do nature one better, because nature doesn’t care that we grow old and die. This is neglect, evolutionary neglect. We shouldn’t think about it as interfering with the sort of complex ecological balance in the way that he’s worried about.
Now that’s not to say that our current mode of life extension is ideal. Some of the biggest strains on our resources stem from the fact that populations are getting older as birthrate’s go down, especially in the first world. Aging societies are spending more and more on nursing, and so I think that it makes sense to pursue a youth-extending medicine that would diminish the number of years that we have to spend in nursing homes. You could imagine us living more like the lobster, where we still live to be about 80-85, but we’re alert and active until we drop dead. In that scenario we wouldn’t have this giant burden where the state has to support and pay to nurse people that are unable to look after themselves anymore.
Now, it has to be said that the story of medicine and medical progress in the past 50 years has not been heading that way. If anything, we’re extending the number of years that we spend needing nursing. We’ve gotten good at keeping people alive once they’re fairly decrepit. And that sort of guarantees that you have the maximum drain on resources, while also producing the kind of minimum amount of human benefit. You get to be 90 years old and your hip goes out, and we give you a massively expensive hip replacement, but we don’t do things to prevent your body from wasting away and becoming corroded when you’re 20, 30 or 40.
There’s this great Greek myth, the myth of Tithonus, that always comes to mind. Tithonus was a mortal who was in love with Eos, the goddess of the dawn. Eos didn’t want Tithonus to grow old and die, so she went to Zeus to ask for eternal life, which was granted. But, she forgot to ask for eternal youth, and so Tithonus just gets older and older and more decrepit, and eventually he can’t really move, and then finally he turns into a grasshopper in the end. That’s sort of the course that we’re on with our current approach to medicine and life extension.
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Some ethicists have pointed out that death is one of the major forces for equality in the world, and that welfare disparities will be worsened if some people can afford to postpone old age, or avoid it altogether, while others are unable to. What do you say to them?
Foddy: I think that’s right. I mean there are concerns whenever we develop any kind of medicine or any kind of technology—the concern that these things are going to widen welfare gaps. The story of industrialization is that the people who could afford the cars and machines and factories in Western countries were able to produce a lot more and generate a lot more wealth than people in poorer agrarian economies. That’s a serious issue. It’s probably true that if people in the first world were, through some sort of medical intervention, able to live to be 200 years old and people in Bangladesh were still dying at a relatively young age, that would tend to widen the distance in personal wealth.
And look this has already happened. It’s already unfair that I will on average live to be 80 and yet, if I were born before some arbitrary date, or in some other place, I would live much less longer. Those things are unfair and it’s worth worrying about them, but I don’t think the correct response is to hold off on the science. It’s better if everybody can eventually get this medicine, because living a long time is not a positional good, it’s an absolute good. It would be great if everybody could live to be 150, because that would benefit every single person. It’s not a good that benefits you only if other people are worse off. When you have goods like that you should try to develop them and then you should worry separately about making sure that they get delivered to people in poorer areas, whether it’s through government aid or massive production.
Another objection to the elimination of aging is this idea that the aging process makes an elderly person’s death less painful for the survivors around her, because it gradually forces people to stop relying on her, and forces her to gradually remove herself from society. You call this the argument from psycho-social history.
Foddy: This is Leon Kass’ argument. He thinks aging is just fantastic for this reason because it helps us to let go of somebody. And of course it’s true that when people grow old, they become less useful to society, and more socially difficult, which places burdens on people. And in a lot of cases we respond to this by cutting them out of our lives, essentially. People get older, they move into a nursing home, and we see them less and less, and then when they finally die everyone’s like, “well it was expected.” Advanced age sort of helps us prepare emotionally for letting go of people, but it seems to me that it’s not good for the person who gets old.
Now, what would the world be like if people dropped dead in good health when they reach a certain age? It would be very sad, but on the upside the person would’ve had 20 or 30 years of additional integration into society and we would’ve been able to spend more time with them. I’ve got to say that I would’ve enjoyed my grandmother’s presence a lot more if she’d been able to run around and to play and work and be part of society in her extremely advanced age.
Nick Bostrom has said that people have fallen victim to a kind of Stockholm syndrome when it comes to aging. The idea being that because aging has always been an insurmountable obstacle for humanity, that we have dignified it more than it deserves, that we contort ourselves logically and rhetorically to defend it precisely because it is so inescapable. Does that sound right to you?
Foddy: Yes, I think that’s right, although Nick draws conclusions that are a bit more extreme than I would tend to draw. I think that we do have a tendency to kind of rationalize things that we don’t think we can do anything about. This is a perfectly healthy attitude if you really can’t do anything about the aging process—it’s better to accept it and kind of talk about it as being a natural part of life, not something to rail against or feel bad about. It’s something that everybody goes through. Now if it did so happen that we could discover a medicine that completely prevents that process from taking place, we would have to re-evaluate at that stage and realize that we’ve done some emotional rationalization here and the conditions for it no longer apply. We no longer need to comfort ourselves with the inevitability of death if it’s not actually inevitable.
Having said that, death is, in fact, inevitable. Even if we solve every medical problem, you still have a 1 in 1,000 chance of dying every year by some sort of accident. So, on those odds you could probably expect to live to be about 1,000. I don’t think it’s ever going to be the case that we will live forever. It’s not even going to be 1,000. We’re probably talking about living to be 120 or 150 or somewhere around there, but to me the idea that we have to accept living to 80 rather than 120 is bizarre given that it’s not so long ago that we lived to 40.

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West Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com

Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience

  • Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.
  • In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.

June 2014 to October 2014

FAC

Springdale Ark.

Maintenance man

CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com

January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher

  • Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects
  • As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students

Shane English School – Dongying, China

January 2008 to September 2009

English Teacher

  • Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.
  • Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
  • Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA

Novartis– Emeryville, CA

2006 to 2008

Master Mechanic

  • Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.

VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA

2005 to 2006

H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR

  • Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP

Boeing / L3

2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer

  • Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.
  • Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
  • Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea

Yamas Controls

2001 to 2002

Chiller Specialist

  • Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.
  • Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
  • Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
  • Left Company to go overseas.

Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1996 to 2000

Supervisor/H&C Maintenance

  • King Khalid International Airport Project
  • Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
  • Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.
  • Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
  • Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.

Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. –Shreveport, LA

1993 to 1996

Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

  • Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steam Ryans D.I. Water system, 4 Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilities submit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers, Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (company was sold to B.A.S.F).

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To view a lesson click on the category of your choice. Then you will see a list of lessons that are related to your choice.

English lessons in categories

Numbers Alphabet Greetings / introductions Animals
Fruit / vegetables Food / drink Conversation Holidays
Sport Clothes Money Days / dates
Directions Basic English lessons Body parts Telling the Time
Transport Airport Peoples appearance Questions
Weather Jobs Health and beauty Prepositions
All grammar lessons Shopping Writing letters Colours
Computers Kitchen Emotions Business

Learning the basics of the English language

Start learning English with the list of basic English lessons by clicking on this link. The list is for people that have little or no experience of the English language. The list can also be used by those that might want to refresh their knowledge on some of the English basics. The lessons are in no particular order, so pick you can choose which lesson you would like to start learning from the list available after clicking on the link.

Learning English level 1 basic

Learning English level 1 has over seventy lessons to choose from. You can start learning this level by clicking on the link above or by clicking on the menu at the top and clicking all lessons. Basic English level one it is for people with little or have no experience of the English language or want to refresh their English. The first lesson is for learning the English alphabet and second one you will learn about numbers. The rest of the basic English level 1 lessons, you will be able to start learning some basic English words, how to greet people, jobs, food computers and much more. If you don’t see a lesson of your choice you can request a lesson by leaving a comment in the contact us in the menu.

Learning English level 2 basic

The next level is learning basic English level 2 which you will find is slightly more difficult than basic English level 1. There are a wide range of topics such as money, greetings, seasons and the months of the year are covered in depth for you to start learning at an Easy Pace Learning. Remember if you find that you are struggling with any lesson or have a question, post a message on the Easy Pace Learning forum, we will always try and help you and answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Learning English level 3 basic

Learning English level 3 is quite a hard level, but if you have completed the English lessons in level 1 and level 2 already, you might not not notice a big difference. Sometimes if you don’t understand something about the English lesson you are currently doing try repeating the lesson again, and if you are still unsure please post a question on the forum and we will help you.

Learning English level 3 learning grammar

This level you will be learning all about English grammar, we recommend that you do each lesson one after another. Whilst you are reading and studying each lesson, try to think about the explanation that is given. Do not worry too much or get obsessed about English grammar as it is only a small part of the English language, above all it is important that you enjoy learning the English language.

English vocabulary exercises

There are currently 3 levels of exercises for you to choose from. We have basic level, level 1 and level 2 exercises. There are many topics that have been covered with each having several exercises for each topic. This part of the website is the latest addition so we are currently adding exercises to the website on a daily basis.

What if I am struggling learning English?

When trying to learn the English language you will sometimes come into difficulties, please don’t worry as we help you as much as we can. Below is a list of questions you that might help you.

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Yes, if there is a subject or lesson you want to learn and you can’t see the English lesson listed then ether using the contact us form or use the forum to request the lesson of your choice. We promise that we will add the lesson to the list, usually within one week. Remember Easy Pace Learning is a free on-line website built to people learning the English language.

How Easy Pace Learning will always try and help you improve learning English

If you are struggling learning English or have a question or a problem with a lesson, then try posting a question on the Easy Pace Learning forum you will not only be helping yourself, but others as well as others might be having the same problem as you. The can use the forum to ask any questions you may have about any of the lessons, it doesn’t matter if the questions is not related to a lesson as long as it is about learning English, we will answer all post as fast we can.

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Having fun whilst learning English

Whist you are learning English, it is important that you enjoy learning. A great way to learn English is to listening to music it will help you learn different words and are fun to listen to. Please don’t think that you have to remember all the words that you hear, use music to get used to hearing new words and also learning some.

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Alvin Lester Davis West Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience · Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.

  • In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.

Experience CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher · Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects

  • As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students

Shane English School – Dongying, China

January 2008 to September 2009

English Teacher · Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.

  • Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
  • Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA

Novartis– Emeryville, CA

2006 to 2008 Master Mechanic

  • Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.

VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA

2005 to 2006

H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR

  • Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP

Boeing / L3 2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer · Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.

  • Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
  • Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea

Yamas Controls 2001 to 2002 Chiller Specialist · Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.

  • Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
  • Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
  • Left Company to go overseas.

Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1996 to 2000

Supervisor/H&C Maintenance

  • King Khalid International Airport Project
  • Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
  • Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.
  • Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
  • Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.

Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. – Shreveport, LA

1993 to 1996 Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

  • Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steam Ryans D.I. Water system, 4 Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilities submit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers, Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (company was sold to B.A.S.F). American Towers – Shreveport, LA

1991 to 1993 Chief Stationary Engineer for 16 Stories Office Building

  • Responsibilities included to supervise (6) Stationary Engineers, (2) Cleverbrook’s Steam Boilers, Maintenance and Repair, Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Budgeting for $1,000,000 a year Maintenance & Operation.

Schumpert Hospital – Shreveport, LA

1983 to 1991 Stationary Engineer · Operations& Maintenance of Steam System, included autoclaves, boilers, 150,000 LB steam per hour, water softeners, (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Compressors, D.A. tank operations & maintenance heat exchanger units, emergency systems. Mogal water treatment daily assessment.

  • Babcox& Wilcox steam boilers with 26 Turbine Generators.

Education/ Qualification and Training

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK

B.A. – Facilities Engineering Associates Degree – Fiber Optic / Solar Design/ Engineering / BAMS

A/C School – Oklahoma State University

Boiler Seminar Military Secret Clearance Special Skills Memory Logic, Reading & Interpretation Blue Prints, Problem Solving, Electronic Technology

Personal Profile: An experienced Heating & Cooling Engineer having substantial professional expertise in installing, Commissioning, Maintenance and Operations of most types of Heating and Cooling Systems which include hot and cold water supplies Steam, Chilled Water, High Temperature Water, Gas Supplies, Oil Supplies, Heat Recovery, High Purity Water Systems, Chemical Injection System, OSHA standards, MMS System, LIS System, P.M.’s, C.M.’s, Preventive Maintenance, Planning and completing projects. D.I. Water Systems.

 

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IT IS WHAT YOU REMEMBER TOMMORROW!!!!

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Basic English lessons to advanced

To view a lesson click on the category of your choice. Then you will see a list of lessons that are related to your choice.

English lessons in categories

Numbers Alphabet Greetings / introductions Animals
Fruit / vegetables Food / drink Conversation Holidays
Sport Clothes Money Days / dates
Directions Basic English lessons Body parts Telling the Time
Transport Airport Peoples appearance Questions
Weather Jobs Health and beauty Prepositions
All grammar lessons Shopping Writing letters Colours
Computers Kitchen Emotions Business

Learning the basics of the English language

Start learning English with the list of basic English lessons by clicking on this link. The list is for people that have little or no experience of the English language. The list can also be used by those that might want to refresh their knowledge on some of the English basics. The lessons are in no particular order, so pick you can choose which lesson you would like to start learning from the list available after clicking on the link.

Learning English level 1 basic

Learning English level 1 has over seventy lessons to choose from. You can start learning this level by clicking on the link above or by clicking on the menu at the top and clicking all lessons. Basic English level one it is for people with little or have no experience of the English language or want to refresh their English. The first lesson is for learning the English alphabet and second one you will learn about numbers. The rest of the basic English level 1 lessons, you will be able to start learning some basic English words, how to greet people, jobs, food computers and much more. If you don’t see a lesson of your choice you can request a lesson by leaving a comment in the contact us in the menu.

Learning English level 2 basic

The next level is learning basic English level 2 which you will find is slightly more difficult than basic English level 1. There are a wide range of topics such as money, greetings, seasons and the months of the year are covered in depth for you to start learning at an Easy Pace Learning. Remember if you find that you are struggling with any lesson or have a question, post a message on the Easy Pace Learning forum, we will always try and help you and answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Learning English level 3 basic

Learning English level 3 is quite a hard level, but if you have completed the English lessons in level 1 and level 2 already, you might not not notice a big difference. Sometimes if you don’t understand something about the English lesson you are currently doing try repeating the lesson again, and if you are still unsure please post a question on the forum and we will help you.

Learning English level 3 learning grammar

This level you will be learning all about English grammar, we recommend that you do each lesson one after another. Whilst you are reading and studying each lesson, try to think about the explanation that is given. Do not worry too much or get obsessed about English grammar as it is only a small part of the English language, above all it is important that you enjoy learning the English language.

English vocabulary exercises

There are currently 3 levels of exercises for you to choose from. We have basic level, level 1 and level 2 exercises. There are many topics that have been covered with each having several exercises for each topic. This part of the website is the latest addition so we are currently adding exercises to the website on a daily basis.

What if I am struggling learning English?

When trying to learn the English language you will sometimes come into difficulties, please don’t worry as we help you as much as we can. Below is a list of questions you that might help you.

You don’t have the lesson that I want to learn about, what can I do?

Easy Pace Learning try and make as many different lessons to help make learning English as easy as possible for you to learn English, of you don’t see a English lesson we will make one for you (see next Question).

Can I request a lesson?

Yes, if there is a subject or lesson you want to learn and you can’t see the English lesson listed then ether using the contact us form or use the forum to request the lesson of your choice. We promise that we will add the lesson to the list, usually within one week. Remember Easy Pace Learning is a free on-line website built to people learning the English language.

How Easy Pace Learning will always try and help you improve learning English

If you are struggling learning English or have a question or a problem with a lesson, then try posting a question on the Easy Pace Learning forum you will not only be helping yourself, but others as well as others might be having the same problem as you. The can use the forum to ask any questions you may have about any of the lessons, it doesn’t matter if the questions is not related to a lesson as long as it is about learning English, we will answer all post as fast we can.

You can post questions on Facebook

Sometimes it is easier to post a question on Facebook as we all use it! to post a question on Facebook click on the link Easy Pace Learning Facebook. Then come and say hello and post as many questions as you like, just make sure you like the page as well and tell your friends.

Having fun whilst learning English

Whist you are learning English, it is important that you enjoy learning. A great way to learn English is to listening to music it will help you learn different words and are fun to listen to. Please don’t think that you have to remember all the words that you hear, use music to get used to hearing new words and also learning some.

What is Easy Pace Learning chat and will it help me learning English?

Easy Pace Learning chat feature is like Facebook, but without all the adverts or people asking you to play games. It is also a great way to practise your English that you have learnt. Sign up and get as many friends to join today and practise your English skills.

PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US

We want to help as many people as possible start learning the English language to help us achieve this goal please tell as many people as you can about the website. To help us post links on Facebook and twitter or any other social network.

A video to that shows a brief tour of the website

We have a brief video to so that to show you a brief site tour of Easy pace Learning. We hope that you enjoy using Easy Pace Learning and look forward you using the site again. All the videos that are used for learning English on this site can be viewed by clicking on this link or by clicking on the menu at the top.

10 plus simple steps for learning English

When faced with learning the English it can use up a lot of your own time, by having to practice. But when you have learnt some of the English language, it will help lead you to a brighter future. By learning English it will give you many advantages. More work prospects, your job grade will hopefully go up and you will make new friends. Click on the title or on the link here

Do you have any questions about learning English?

If you have any question about learning English then please contact us using the Easy Pace Learning forum we want to help you as much as we can whist you are learning the English language.

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3. Declare Candidacy & File Applications with Federal Election Commission
The Federal Election Commission (FEC), created by Congress to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) – the statute that governs the financing of federal elections, defines the process of registering a candidacy for President in the following manner:

“If you are running for the U.S. House, Senate or the Presidency, you must register with the FEC once you (or persons acting on your behalf) receive contributions or make expenditures in excess of $5,000. Within 15 days of reaching that $5,000 threshold, you must file a Statement of Candidacy authorizing a principal campaign committee to raise and spend funds on your behalf. Within 10 days of that filing, your principal campaign committee must submit a Statement of Organization. Your campaign will thereafter report its receipts and disbursements on a regular basis.”

“Quick Answers to Candidate Questions,” http://www.fec.gov (accessed Aug. 29, 2011)

“OK” here we gooooooooooooooo.
I will start by filling out the forms, and Organization Statments. first a “LAWYER” for all receipts and disbursements on a regular basis.
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Alvin Lester Davis

West Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com

Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience

· Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.

· In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.
Experience

CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com

January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher

· Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects

· As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students
Shane English School – Dongying, China
January 2008 to September 2009
English Teacher

· Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.

· Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
· Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA
Novartis– Emeryville, CA
2006 to 2008

Master Mechanic

· Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.
VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA
2005 to 2006
H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR
· Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP
Boeing / L3

2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer

· Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.

· Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
· Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea
Yamas Controls

2001 to 2002

Chiller Specialist

· Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.

· Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
· Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
· Left Company to go overseas.
Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1996 to 2000
Supervisor/H&C Maintenance
· King Khalid International Airport Project
· Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
· Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.
· Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
· Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.
Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. – Shreveport, LA
1993 to 1996

Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

· Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steam Ryans D.I. Water system, 4 Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilities submit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers, Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (company was sold to B.A.S.F).

American Towers – Shreveport, LA

1991 to 1993

Chief Stationary Engineer for 16 Stories Office Building

· Responsibilities included to supervise (6) Stationary Engineers, (2) Cleverbrook’s Steam Boilers, Maintenance and Repair, Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Budgeting for $1,000,000 a year Maintenance & Operation.
Schumpert Hospital – Shreveport, LA
1983 to 1991

Stationary Engineer

· Operations& Maintenance of Steam System, included autoclaves, boilers, 150,000 LB steam per hour, water softeners, (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Compressors, D.A. tank operations & maintenance heat exchanger units, emergency systems. Mogal water treatment daily assessment.

· Babcox& Wilcox steam boilers with 26 Turbine Generators.
Education/ Qualification and Training
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
B.A. – Facilities Engineering

Associates Degree – Fiber Optic / Solar Design/ Engineering / BAMS

A/C School – Oklahoma State University
Boiler Seminar

Military

Secret Clearance

Special Skills

Memory Logic, Reading & Interpretation Blue Prints, Problem Solving, Electronic Technology

Personal Profile: An experienced Heating & Cooling Engineer having substantial professional expertise in installing, Commissioning, Maintenance and Operations of most types of Heating and Cooling Systems which include hot and cold water supplies Steam, Chilled Water, High Temperature Water, Gas Supplies, Oil Supplies, Heat Recovery, High Purity Water Systems, Chemical Injection System, OSHA standards, MMS System, LIS System, P.M.’s, C.M.’s, Preventive Maintenance, Planning and completing projects. D.I. Water Systems.

“ALVIN DAVIS” as the new President of the United States of America   Leave a comment

“ALVIN DAVIS” as the new President of the United States of America

on July 18, 2014

1. Meet Eligibility Guidelines Set by the US Constitution
Article II of the United States Constitution establishes the Executive Branch of the Government, including the President, Vice-President, and other executive officers. Within Article II, rulesare set as to who can become President and how a Presidentis elected: 

Article II

Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

…No person except anatural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time ofthe adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age ofthirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.”

United States Constitution, Sep. 17, 1787

#01: New Party: The Mixed Party
#02: Why: because USA is not UNITED
#03: Education: is worse and going to the bottom of the world
#04: Health Plans
#05: Change in the way we thing as American’s
#06: Tax’s
#07: State Laws
Ok this is just the first draft, but I will throw my hat in the RING” 100% we need a new “Party” the two old party’s can not get anything done. if I am President I will not belong to any of the DEM’s or the REP’s this is to say I will judge each issue out side of the standard’s that each party is bound and bent on making only for there “PARTY’S” I will not be scared to say “NO”
Every congress person must “VOTE” on each and every issue in “PERSON” that is there “JOB”
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Alvin Lester Davis 

West Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com

Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience 

· Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.

· In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.
Experience 

CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com

January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher 

· Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects

· As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students
Shane English School – Dongying, China
January 2008 to September 2009
English Teacher 

· Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.

· Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
· Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA
Novartis– Emeryville, CA
2006 to 2008 

Master Mechanic

· Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.
VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA
2005 to 2006
H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR
· Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP
Boeing /L3 

2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer 

· Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.

· Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
· Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea
Yamas Controls 

2001 to 2002

Chiller Specialist

· Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.

· Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
· Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
· Left Company to go overseas.
Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1996 to 2000
Supervisor/H&C Maintenance
· King Khalid International Airport Project
· Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
· Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.
· Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
· Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.
Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. – Shreveport, LA
1993 to 1996 

Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

· Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tonsTrane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steamRyans D.I. Water system, 4Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilitiessubmit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers,Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (companywas sold to B.A.S.F). 

American Towers – Shreveport, LA

1991 to 1993 

Chief Stationary Engineer for 16 Stories Office Building

· Responsibilities included to supervise (6) Stationary Engineers, (2) Cleverbrook’s Steam Boilers, Maintenance and Repair, Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Budgeting for $1,000,000 a year Maintenance & Operation.
Schumpert Hospital – Shreveport, LA
1983 to 1991 

Stationary Engineer

· Operations& Maintenance of Steam System, included autoclaves, boilers, 150,000 LB steam per hour, water softeners, (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Compressors, D.A. tank operations & maintenance heat exchanger units, emergency systems. Mogal water treatment daily assessment.

· Babcox& Wilcox steam boilers with 26 Turbine Generators.
Education/ Qualification and Training
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
B.A. – Facilities Engineering 

Associates Degree – Fiber Optic / Solar Design/ Engineering / BAMS

A/C School – Oklahoma State University
Boiler Seminar 

Military

Secret Clearance

Special Skills

Memory Logic, Reading & Interpretation Blue Prints, Problem Solving, Electronic Technology

Personal Profile: An experienced Heating & Cooling Engineer having substantial professional expertise in installing, Commissioning, Maintenance and Operations of most types of Heating and Cooling Systems which include hot and cold water supplies Steam, Chilled Water, High Temperature Water, Gas Supplies, Oil Supplies, Heat Recovery, High Purity Water Systems, Chemical Injection System, OSHA standards, MMS System, LIS System, P.M.’s, C.M.’s, Preventive Maintenance, Planning and completing projects. D.I. Water Systems.

“LEARN” a Little more “ENGLISH” with “ALVIN”   Leave a comment

 

Idiom of the day :

Way to go
a phrase encouraging someone to continue the good work.
1. As John ran over the finish line, everyone cried, “That’s the way to go!” “Way to go!” said Mary when Bob finally got the car started.

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Alvin Lester DavisWest Fork, AR / 479-839-3126 or 501-242-2000 / alvindavis99@gmail.com

Stationary Engineer/English Teacher

Summary of Experience

· Supervising mechanics on Central Plant equipment and Boiler Rooms for Industrial Plant, Hospitals and Airports.

· In excess of 15 years with civilian and mechanical engineering equipment concerned with the maintenance and repairs of wide range of equipment in boiler rooms operation and maintenance such as four (4) units of oil fired high temperature water boilers with a capacity of 45,000,000 BTU/hr. per unit and four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units with a capacity of 5000 tons per unit, Water and Waste Treatment Plants, Utilities Supports, and D.I. system for a Pharmaceutical Company.

Experience

CIP School in Angeles City www.cipschool.com

January 2009 to October 2013

Teacher

· Teaching Korean and Japanese student all English subjects

· As of May 2011 took over as Head Teacher of 58 Teachers and 80 Students
Shane English School – Dongying, China
January 2008 to September 2009

English Teacher

· Taught 5yr to 15yr old Chinese children with a class size of 8 to 32 equaling 200 students a week.

· Taught Basic English to advanced English in a night class of 20yr to 40yr people
· Skill’s Interviews, passing SAT for enrollment for the USA
Novartis– Emeryville, CA

2006 to 2008

Master Mechanic

· Served as Master Mechanic for 22 Buildings with Pharm Equipment, such as: Boilers, Chillers, Sterilizers and performed P.M’s Corrective Maintenance.
VERIZON DATA BASE – Sacramento, CA
2005 to 2006
H.V.A.C. TECH / SUPERVISOR
· Responsibilities included: Chillers, Boilers, H.V.A.C. System in the Building. P.M.’s Corrective Maintenance On all Building System’s, including but not limited to VAV, Air-Handlers, Cooling Towers, Helping the Electricians on there Craft as well.
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP – (EUSA CH-47 FLIGHT SIMULATOR UNIT 15367 APO) / South Korea, AP

Boeing / L3

2002 to 2005

Stationary Engineer / HVAC Engineer

· Repair of Chillers, Boilers, working with Building Control Systems.

· Teaching English and Engineering A.C.T. to 20,166 Collage Students
· Supervising HVAC tech’s for all Army Bases in South Korea

Yamas Controls

2001 to 2002

Chiller Specialist

· Working with Company’s such as Genentech, Highland Hospital, Our Lady of Holy Angels.

· Responsibilities: Repair of Chillers, Boilers, Air-Handling Units, Controls
· Equipment: Trane, Clever-Brooks, Westinghouse, Carrier, Copeland.
· Left Company to go overseas.
Saudi Oger Ltd – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1996 to 2000
Supervisor/H&C Maintenance
· King Khalid International Airport Project
· Utilities Division, Heating & Cooling Section
· Supervising Maintenance personnel of Central Plant Heating & Cooling Section composed of Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Mechanics, HVAC Personnel, I&C Technicians, and Plant Electricians.
· Responsibilities: include plant machinery’s e.g. four (4) Centrifugal Refrigeration Units, each with a capacity of producing 5000 tons per hour of chilled water, four (4) diesel fuel oil fired high temperature water boilers, each with a capacity of producing 45,000,000 BTU per hour with an output temperature of 204OC, six (6) cooling towers and fans, CHW & HTW piping equaling a total length of 12.8 Kilometers. In addition, submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
· Maintenance Duty Officer: On many occasions assumed the duties and responsibilities for all contractual decisions and work co-ordinations at the KKIA Airport during night shifts and weekends.
Boot’s Pharmaceutical Co. – Shreveport, LA

1993 to 1996

Chief Stationary Engineer of Central Plant

· Responsibilities: included (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, (4) 250 PSI water tube steam Ryans D.I. Water system, 4 Culligan water softeners. Also responsibilities submit time sheets, scheduling of shifts, man-hour reports, monthly reports, weekly reports, chemical reports. Compressors, Super Cooled Systems, Automatic Controls for Boilers & Chillers, Barbare / Colman, Blue Prints, P.I.D. Fiber Optic Systems. February 1996 went to Saudi Arabia (company was sold to B.A.S.F).

American Towers – Shreveport, LA

1991 to 1993

Chief Stationary Engineer for 16 Stories Office Building

· Responsibilities included to supervise (6) Stationary Engineers, (2) Cleverbrook’s Steam Boilers, Maintenance and Repair, Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Budgeting for $1,000,000 a year Maintenance & Operation.
Schumpert Hospital – Shreveport, LA

1983 to 1991

Stationary Engineer

· Operations& Maintenance of Steam System, included autoclaves, boilers, 150,000 LB steam per hour, water softeners, (4) 1000 tons Trane Centrifugal Units, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Compressors, D.A. tank operations & maintenance heat exchanger units, emergency systems. Mogal water treatment daily assessment.

· Babcox& Wilcox steam boilers with 26 Turbine Generators.
Education/ Qualification and Training
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK

B.A. – Facilities Engineering

Associates Degree – Fiber Optic / Solar Design/ Engineering / BAMS

A/C School – Oklahoma State University

Boiler Seminar

Military

Secret Clearance

Special Skills

Memory Logic, Reading & Interpretation Blue Prints, Problem Solving, Electronic Technology

Personal Profile: An experienced Heating & Cooling Engineer having substantial professional expertise in installing, Commissioning, Maintenance and Operations of most types of Heating and Cooling Systems which include hot and cold water supplies Steam, Chilled Water, High Temperature Water, Gas Supplies, Oil Supplies, Heat Recovery, High Purity Water Systems, Chemical Injection System, OSHA standards, MMS System, LIS System, P.M.’s, C.M.’s, Preventive Maintenance, Planning and completing projects. D.I. Water Systems.

 

 

 

 

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