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Trump should focus attention on guns

first_img With the aftermath of major hurricanes Harvey and Irma now put aside in the media, the public spotlight has been passed onto two prominent topics: the take-a-knee movement and the Las Vegas massacre. The two new subjects have received coverage by all facets of the media as well as discussion by many politicians, including President Trump. While both topics are trending on Twitter, only one has received a strong call to action by President Trump—and it is not the one that deals with hundreds of innocent Americans being killed by bullets.Recently, Trump has spewed an onslaught of tweets (which are considered to be official presidential statements) that pertain to the take-a-knee movement. His tweets, which say things such as “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” have sparked a heated debate over whether or not the President is infringing on the people’s rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. In my own opinion, he is certainly overstepping his boundaries. The take-a-knee movement did not begin as an opposition to our brave troops or our sacred flag. Instead, it is meant to symbolize the ongoing hatred and injustice in our prideful nation, which is an issue that requires action. Trump’s inability to recognize the people’s frustration over America’s flaws and his criticism of the right to peacefully protest have led to anger in Americans across the country. On the other end of the spectrum, some people who are against the movement have been excited at the thought of having someone new to scorn and mock. While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it is important to remember that we live in a nation that prides itself on not only the freedom of speech, but also on the freedom to protest.Conversely, the words “gun control” have been absent from the President’s Twitter profile. This seemingly obvious call to action to prevent further monstrosities such as the Las Vegas massacre has yet to cross Trump’s lips, so they are instead being shouted by millions of Americans. Some people are quick to demean those participating in the take-a-knee movement despite the Constitutional right to the speech. But, the second gun rights are threatened, protest. The word “control” frightens them, yet no one—at least to my knowledge—has proposed a complete and sudden gun ban. Instead, tighter gun control is at the forefront of many people’s minds, which would include a more thorough background check while purchasing firearms and tighter regulations on gun use. A little extra clearance to save lives from mass murderer seems to me like an obvious solution to the American gun problem, yet Trump knows imposing such a policy would decrease his favorability among his supporters. This can be attributed to politics but it ultimately affects every American’s life and safety. The beautiful souls killed in Las Vegas were taken by the means of a gun. The young children who were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School were taken in the same way. How many more lives will be lost before proper action against guns is taken? Will the President use his influence to end this horrid evil? He has spoken out strongly against the take-a-knee movement, yet it remains to be seen whether or not he will condemn the misuse of guns in the same sense of urgency.When publicly criticizing hot topics such as the take-a-knee movement or gun control, everyone’s opinions and views must be taken into account. Our rights set forth in the First and Second amendments include, among other things, the right to peacefully protest and the right to bear arms. Now, when our nation is in constant debate and turmoil, we must remember to respect the right for Americans to peacefully protest and understand that the ability to bear arms must be kept in line with the safety of American lives.Lauren Devenzio is a senior at Nederland High School, where she is the head design editor for the Bulldog Beat Newspaper. She is also a 2017 National Youth Correspondent and Youth Advisory Board member for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference. Email her at [email protected] By Lauren Devenziolast_img read more

Manjakan Penumpang, Maskapai Mulai Hadirkan Dudukan Gadget Yang Pas dan Ergonomis

first_img(runwaygirlnetwork.com) Selain fasilitas In Flight Entertainment (IFE), hal lain yang dibutuhkan penumpang selama penerbangan adalah dudukan yang pas untuk menempatkan perangkat elektronik di depan kursi. Sekilas nampak sepele, namun pada kenyataan banyak penumpang yang merasa bingung untuk meletakan gadget, ketika pilihannya adalah menaruh smartphone/tablet di kantung majalah, sudah pasti itu bukan ide yang baik, mengingat Anda tak mudah menggapai gadget bila suatu waktu dibutuhkan.Baca juga: Rancang Ruang Bagasi Unik, Kelompok Mahasiswa Hong Kong Raih Penghargaan dari AirbusKabarPenumpng.com melansir dari laman runwaygirlnetwork.com beberapa perusahaan penerbangan kini menunjukkan pilihan PED (Personal Electronic Device) berteknologi rendah yang dirilis untuk disematkan pada meja/kursi penumpang. Seperti Zodiac Aerospace yang memperkenalkan tempat duduk Z400 barunya di Boeing 777X, inovasi ini digadang bisa digunakan untuk meletakkan kabel dan dudukan telepon serta pegangan meja. PED berada dibalik meja, sehingga untuk menggunakannya meja harus tetap terbuka. Tak hanya Zodiac, beberapa perusahaan penerbangan lain juga membuat hal serupa dimana Pitch memiliki soket USB yang berada di balik meja. Pitch menjadi salah satu pengguna PED paling inovatif dan sederhana untuk tablet. Desain Pitch sendiri sangat pintar dengan meja ultra slim yang bisa diangkat dari sisi lutut penumpang, ini bisa menciptakan lebih banyak ruang bagi penumpang.(runwaygirlnetwork.com)Sementara itu, perusahaan teknik material Boltaron, menunjukkan permukaan nonslip yang dapat merevolusi desain pemegang PED. Boltaron menunjukkan permukaan lengket dengan segelas air, namun produknya bisa dimodifikasi untuk mengakomodasi PED, yang cenderung meluncur.Dibandingkan dengan titik atau strip karet tradisional, permukaan Motaron tidak bersih, tapi juga tidak dikenai atau dipenggal dengan penggunaan. Memang, desain Boltaron mengingatkan pada kabin koordinat Embraer E-Jet E2 yang dikoordinasikan Priestmangoode, yang harus dirancang ulang oleh perancang udara setelah memenangkan Crystal Cabin Award, di mana permukaan lengket pada pemegang PED yang hampir vertikal.Adapun solusi lainnya datang dari kabin HAECO yang memiliki sentuhan unik untuk kursi malas di pasar premium, meja koktail gabungan dan pemegang PED. Meski tidak biasa, ini agak rumit dengan banyak komponen yang bergerak dan sepertinya hanya cocok untuk perangkat berukuran smartphone jika kedua penumpang menggunakan receiver yang terpasang di tengahnya.Seatmaker HAECO menunjukkan fitur flip-down tambahan dengan kedua pemegang PED berputar maju ke belakang dan potongan cupholders. Sehingga membuat dudukan pemegang PED pada poros ini tentu terasa sangat alami, namun satu masalahnya adalah bobot dan ukuran perangkat yang bervariasi secara signifikan.Baca juga: Smartsealz, Headset Berteknologi Augmented Reality, Sanggup Bantu Tugas Pilot!Memastikan bahwa mekanisme ini cukup kuat untuk mendukung iPad Pro 12,9 inchi dan SE SEWA empat inci, sementara masih mudah diubah tanpa menggunakan perangkat sebagai pengungkit, sangat kompleks. Di sini, seperti di tempat lain dalam kategori fitur permukaan ekstra lipat, pemegang cuplikan yang rendah hati akan kembali mungkin karena semakin banyak maskapai penerbangan kembali ke model minuman gratis atau berusaha meningkatkan permintaan untuk penjualan minuman tambahan mereka dan di sana adalah lingkup untuk desain dual tujuan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPanasonic Uji Coba Kursi Roda Otonom di Bandara Haneda16/08/2017In “Bandara”Kursi Dekat Jendela Pilihan Aman Terhindar Virus Flu17/12/2019In “Featured”Ternyata Pemilihan Kursi Kereta Bisa Jadi Pro dan Kontra Pada Penumpang11/04/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

Gov. Walker Shakes-up AGDC Board

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker has appointed two members to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors: former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and current Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken. Hopkins has been a Fairbanks resident for over 50 years, most recently finishing his second term as the borough’s mayor in October. Prior to that he served on the borough’s Planning Commission for seven years and was a member of the Alaska Gasline Port Authority. Hopkins will replace AGDC Board Chairman John Burns. Commissioner Luiken currently oversees the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Alaska’s transportation system, public buildings, and facilities. The shake-up of the board comes less than a day before members are scheduled to meet for a regular meeting. The governor says those skills will help the seven member board of AGDC navigate through the Alaska LNG Project process. Luiken will fill the seat Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development Commissioner Chris Hladick of Juneau.last_img read more