BADBADNOTGOOD Releases New Single & Music Video With Hip-Hop Artist Mick Jenkins [Watch]

first_imgMick Jenkins is an up-and-coming hip hop artist, and he recently released a new single and music video for his song “Drowning”, which features instrumental and jazzy hip hop group BADBADNOTGOOD. The song is the lead single from Jenkins’ forthcoming debut record, The Healing Component, due out on September 23rd.The song is a powerful one, and features Jenkins discussing the current state of racial relations in our country, quoting the late Eric Garner when he says, “I Can’t Breathe.” The message is a stark contrast to the plucky loop that BADBADNOTGOOD adds as the song’s beat. Listen below:The video matches the tone with a slave-time era odyssey, with Jenkins playing a slave who is almost killed by two white man, before escaping and exacting a form of revenge.  Watch the video for “Drowning” below, and for more info on how to order Mick Jenkins’ forthcoming album, click here.last_img read more

Wonders of Wintersession

first_imgAt Harvard this year, Winter Break will be unusually long: a five-week span from Dec. 21, when exams end, to Jan. 28, when classes resume.For many Harvard College students, what to do over this long stretch is no mystery: Get out of town the minute you can, and come back the minute you must.“People know what a break is,” said Lisa Boes, Allston Burr Resident Dean at Pforzheimer House. “They know how to use it.”Most undergraduates are required to leave during what is called Winter Break I. This year, from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1, Harvard goes into a virtual hibernation. Dormitories and Houses are closed, along with dining services, administrative offices, and most laboratories. Shuttles stop running.Then comes a quiet awakening: Winter Break II is the stretch from Jan. 2 to 16 when duty calls some students back to campus. With prior approval, thesis writers, athletes, and others return to a quiescent Harvard, with limited dining and shuttle services. This hard core will include students with Boston-area internships, some campus jobs, or rehearsal demands with Hasty Pudding or the Dunster House Opera. Also returning to campus will be international students who can’t get home easily, along with core student personnel at Phillips Brooks House Association.And then there is a real quickening, a kind of false spring that starts on Jan. 18, when undergraduates start returning in earnest. Houses and the dormitories in the Yard open that day, shuttles resume a regular schedule, and limited dining operations are open. Last year, 25 percent of students returned by that first weekend, about 60 percent by midweek, and nearly all by the weekend before classes begin.This interval of gradual quickening got a new name last year: Wintersession. The “session” part of that Harvard neologism refers to a fast-growing list of elective activities that students can take part in, mostly for free.“Wintersession at the College is filled with terrific opportunities for students to learn new things or explore their passions,” said Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds.There are more than 150 offerings this year, up from 140 last January. The point is to explore an artistic passion, sharpen a career skill (like résumé writing), or sample something new.There’s no expectation that students need to come back during break, and there is every expectation that undergraduates will use the time off however they wish. “We want every student to decide what makes sense for them,” said Hammonds, “whether it is coming back to participate in an activity, traveling abroad, or simply staying home until classes start.”Some Wintersession offerings are walk-in activities, like a series of book talks that might last 90 minutes. Others require registration and a stouter time commitment. One course on personal finance, for instance, meets for three hours a day over four days.Students can emulate golfing the great courses of the world (using real clubs and balls with a computer interface); learn the fundamentals of skating, pottery painting, or Scuba diving; explore hacking; learn how to grapple; or eat meals in Boston-area restaurants and write reviews. There is the joyous (ballroom dancing, trampoline jumping); the sober (global health, math and science problem-solving); and the earnest (workshops on summer grant writing and education reform).Greg Yang ’14 honed his DJ skills last year during a January arts intensive course at Arts @ 29 Garden. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“It’s not to get credit for something,” said Boes, who oversees Wintersession. “It’s not to compete with peers. It’s a really nice opportunity to pursue really interesting things in a noncompetitive environment.”Offerings are listed on the Harvard Events calendar, and there is a Wintersession website for browsing.Unlike many Harvard traditions, Wintersession is something of a novelty. Its origins came during the Derek Bok presidency, when final exams were shifted to December, opening a long break before classes resumed in late January.During the first year of the new-calendar regime in 2009-10, a few College thesis writers returned early, but there were no intersession programs. In 2010-11, there were seven days of January programming, called Optional Winter Activities Week.“It was a nice start,” said Boes, and it established the order of things. Proposals would come in from staff, students, and faculty, and Harvard College would coordinate the communications.By 2011-12, Wintersession got its new name, and the interval for programming grew from seven to 10 days, with two weekends and a week in between. Options shot up to 140 offerings. This year there are more.A few broad themes have emerged. In the health and wellness arena, programs coordinated by Harvard Athletics and the Center for Wellness include nutrition counseling, one-on-one fitness evaluations, chair massage, and restorative yoga. There are workshops that don’t point toward six-pack abs too, including one on laughter and another on somewhat the opposite: rocky relationships.On career building, students can learn how to write résumés and cover letters and how to glide through job interviews. (Harvard’s Office of Career Services and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) sponsor many of the programs.) Or students can visit what might be a future place of employment, including a law office and a newsroom.Arts is another broad Wintersession theme, including a series of January Arts Intensives offered through Arts @ 29 Garden. Students have already signed up for an intensive on design visualization, “movement practice,” theater, and arts journalism. (The last involves exploring the gates that encircle Harvard Yard, as aesthetic objects and historical artifacts.)Also, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is offering an elaborate program of Optional Winter Activities throughout January. (There is some crossover with Wintersession, including a minicourse called “Introduction to Flight,” which was popular last year.) At SEAS, workshops offer looks at prototyping techniques, nanomaterials synthesis, discrete mathematics, and more.SEAS is also involved in another broad theme that long has been part of the wintertime Harvard fabric: directed travel. The School is partnering with the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and Harvard Business School (HBS) on trips to New York City and Silicon Valley, as well as with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies on a two-week collaborative field course in Brazil on the future challenges of energy production.Some students will spend seven days in the Sicilian countryside at a cooking school near the village of Vallelunga. There they will be introduced to local food and centuries of tradition through “The Cultural Anthropology of Sicily through Food,” which was the brainchild of Graduate School of Design staffer Shannon Stecher. Photo by Shannon StecherThe center has three other programs that involve January travel for students to Chile, Brazil, and Mexico.Closer to home, the Office of Career Services and the Office for the Arts are coordinating the 11th iteration of Harvardwood 101, a 20-day course (mostly in Los Angeles) on entertainment careers. The HAA’s “Harvardwood” Shared Interest Group is offering the course.Much further afield, students have already signed up for a three-week Winter Break program in Uganda. (The session asks: What are the challenges of aid, economic stability, environmental pressures, and other issues in a developing country?) The program is sponsored by the Harvard Project for Leadership, Service and Collaborative Learning, and is led by co-masters at Cabot and Currier Houses, along with HBS’s Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development.Some students will spend seven days in the Sicilian countryside at a cooking school near the village of Vallelunga. All the food is grown locally, and centuries of tradition go into simple dishes of bread, meat, pasta, herbs, oil, vegetables, and cheeses so distinct you can tell the town where each originated.“The Cultural Anthropology of Sicily through Food” is the brainchild of Graduate School of Design (GSD) staffer Shannon Stecher, A.L.M. ’07, who has interned with chef Fabrizia Lanza at the Tasca Lanza Cooking School. The landscape there is “voluptuous,” she said, “and I get googly-eyed about the food.”last_img read more

B’way Grosses: Shuffle Along & More Celebrate Tony Nods with Boosts

first_imgJoshua Henry, Brandon Victor Dixon, Billy Porter & Brian Stokes Mitchell in ‘Shuffle Along'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) View Comments As the Tony Awards approach, several shows are observing box office boosts as they boast their nominations. Shuffle Along, which received ten nominations including Best Musical, grossed $957,143—its highest intake of its run thus far—and exceeded capacity. Fellow Best Musical contenders Waitress and Bright Star also celebrated their biggest numbers to date (though the latter will still need more of a bump to flirt with the frontrunners). Rounding out the category, School of Rock took a slight decline, and there wasn’t much room for the already gangbusters Hamilton to go. In a week where usual frontrunner The Lion King played one less performance than the standard eight, the Broadway juggernaut took the top spot.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 15:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($1,686,168)2. The Lion King ($1,651,070)3. Wicked ($1,478,453)4. Aladdin ($1,377,960)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,341,902)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($388,809)4. Fun Home ($385,207)3. Tuck Everlasting ($326,097)2. The Father ($304,078)1. Eclipsed ($291,497)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.38%)2. Hamilton (101.59%)3. Shuffle Along (101.53%)4. Waitress (101.11%)5. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (97.64%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (61.78%)4. Something Rotten! (60.23%)3. Eclipsed (60.08%)2. Tuck Everlasting (59.75%)1. Finding Neverland (51.70%)*Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

Credit card issuers have to May 2 to resume sending agreements to CFPB

first_imgCredit card issuers have until May 2 to submit their card agreements to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as the one-year suspension of the requirement ended April 1. The CFPB suspended the quarterly submission in April 2015 as it developed a streamlined database of the agreements.The agreements are already required to be posted on an issuer’s public website, and issuers must also submit their name, address and unique identifying number for the issuer, such as the RSSD ID. Issuers can e-mail a link to the webpage containing the agreement in lieu of a PDF attachment of the agreements, a step taken by the bureau to alleviate the submission burden.The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) supported this change from the CFPB as a much-needed piece of regulatory relief. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

ITB BERLIN: Predictions for 2019

first_imgIn the first place last year was Turkey, which recorded a new 8,5 million arrivals, followed by the USA with a plus of 5,3 million, then Egypt + 3,4 million, France +3,2 million, Greece + 2,9 million, Italy +2,9 million, Thailand + 2,8 million, Japan + 2,6 million, Vietnam + 2,6 million, Germany + 2,6 million arrivals. The so-called “gold markets” with average travel costs of more than 2.000 euros were Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil and China. The “silver markets” with spending per trip between 1.500 and 2.000 euros were the USA, India, Quatar, Japan and the Emirates. PURPOSE OF TRAVEL TOURISM IS A KEY DRIVER OF THE WORLD ECONOMY Travel “from the country” last year reached the number of 1,4 billion passengers, which is an increase of 5,5% compared to 2017. From European countries, the increase in travel was 5%, as well as from North America, while outgoing travel from Asian countries grew by 7% and from Latin America by 6%. 28% of passengers believe that their destination was overcrowded with tourists. Of that, as many as 12% of international travelers believe that too many tourists ruined their vacation at their destination. The problem of overtourism is most felt in Asia (19%), followed by North America with 13%, the South with 11% and Europe with 9%. Younger passengers (up to 34 years of age) are more sensitive to crowds (17%), those between 35 and 54 years less (11%) and passengers 55+ years old are least sensitive to crowds (5%). The cities most affected by the large number of tourists are Xian in China (36%), Beijing (30%), Mexico City (30%), Venice (26%), Amsterdam (25%), Istanbul (23%), Florence 23%), Rome (22%), etc. Crowds are also complained about by the domicile population and the consequence is a decline in the quality of service in many service industries that do not have enough capacity for so much demand pressure. The ITB traditionally presents the latest, newly processed data on travel trends in 2018 worldwide. FORECASTS FOR 2019 TOP 10 RECEPTIVE MARKETS BY INCREASING TURNOVER From Berlin from the ITB Berlin fair, Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com South America recorded an increase of 87%, Asia and Pacific 84%, North America + of 48%, Europe + 45%, Caribbe and Cent. America + 32%. A total of 72% vacation, 14% business trip and 14% visit relatives and friends. Travel abroad for holidays increased by 60%, for visits to relatives and friends by 59%, while business trips in terms of business deals decreased by 4% and due to events, study trips, congresses and the like increased by 42%. In the MICE segment, the reasons for travel are 46% conferences and seminars, 16% congresses and conventions, business fairs 20% and reward, incentive trips 18%. BIG JOB – THE MOST RELEVANT DATA Everything is moving to the internet. In 2007, 46% of passengers used the Internet for this purpose, and in 2018, 82% of passengers. Accommodation websites were searched the most (38%), followed by official destination websites (34%), followed by transport websites (27%), followed by OTA platforms (booking.com, expedia, etc.), (22%), then travel advisor pages (e.g. TripAdvisor) (17%) and tour operator pages (17%). From social media, blogs were the most searched (11%), followed by social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) (10%), travel forums (9%), live streaming (Instagram, YouTube, etc.) (3%). Interesting is the “return” of traditional media, which again enjoy the trust of 65% of travelers to trust in social networks, which is less – (34%). center_img When traveling for vacation, the first motive is “sun and sea” (29%), followed by short-term visits to cities (29%), followed by tour trips (18%), trips to the countryside and mountains (8%), cruises by boat (3%). ). The largest increase in reasons for vacation is recorded by short-term visits to cities, as much as 222% !. Cruises by ship are increasing by 78%, “sun and sea” by 76%, touring by 27%, trips to the countryside and to the mountains by 23%. Aircraft are mostly used for travel (65%), while land and water transport participate with 35%. The growth of traffic was recorded by aircraft (+ 74%), ships (+ 72%), rented cars (+ 70%), railways (+ 4%), while bus transport recorded a minus of 7%. PLANNING, SEARCH, TRAVEL PURCHASE OVERTOURISM For 2019, the growth of tourist traffic is projected at the following rates: USA + 5%, Asia and the Middle East + 6%, Europe + 3%. Global growth in tourist traffic in 2019 should be 4%. Fortunately, Croatia is among the 20 safest destinations ranked in order: Finland, Switzerland, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Malta, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Singapore, the Baltic countries. , Greece, Jamaica. Countries with less uncertainty are: Italy, Belgium, Peru, China, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Thailand, Spain, Cuba, Malaysia, Germany, Emirates, India, Brazil, Oman, UK, Quatar, South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Saudi Arabia, France, Morocco. The following countries are considered dangerous: Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Turkey. THE MOST POTENTIAL ISSUING MARKETS Offline sources also occupy certain percentages of information sources. Travel agencies 34%, friends and relatives 27%, printed travel guides 13%, magazines, TV, radio – a total of 9%. The importance of information provided by national tourist boards increased from 2% in 2007 to 4% in 2018. Local tourist boards increased passenger confidence from 2% in 2007 to 3% in 2018 as much as advertisements, while trade fairs as a source of information increased from 1%. 2007 to 2% in 2018. Compared to 2007, travel booking over the Internet increased from 38% to 72%, through travel agencies it fell from 29 to 27%, direct booking of accommodation increased from 11 to 19% and transportation from 8 at 12%. The average number of overnight stays worldwide is 8 and in North America 8,3, in South America 8,2, in Europe 8,2, in Asia 7 overnight stays. The average number of overnight stays has been growing since 2015 when it was at 7,4. Hotels are mostly used for accommodation (60%), 15% of travelers stay with friends at night and 25% of passengers use other types of commercial accommodation. Overnight stays in hotels increased by 59% in one year, but only in hotels of the highest and lowest category. With friends at night, 5% more passengers and all other types of commercial accommodation are chosen by 72% more passengers than a year earlier. So-called “homesharing” accommodation occupies only 6% of the market share. Influenced by the global slowdown in economic growth, forecasts for tourism are also somewhat lower. 2015 was the peak year of global economic growth. Since then, there have been some setbacks that culminate right now. We are facing a period of recession until the end of this year and the beginning of next year. Economic growth forecasts are for 2019 in North America + 2.5%, in China + 6%, in the Eurozone 1,2%. Also, the sensitivity of passengers to the threat of terrorism is quite high (38%). Terrorism is most feared on trips to Asia (57%), South America (36%), Europe (34%), North America (31%). 28% of all travelers will plan to travel exclusively to safe countries. DOMESTIC TRAVELS BY CONTINENTS NIGHTS IPK conducts research continuously throughout the year for the following year. The survey is conducted using questionnaires in 60 countries, on a sample of 500 respondents, in 000 languages. In Europe, the surveys are conducted in 55 countries with 33% market coverage, in the Americas in 99 countries with 13% market coverage, in Asia and the Middle East in 90 countries with 17% market coverage.last_img read more

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding in 30 days

first_imgIn the letter, Trump lists what he says are examples of the WHO’s shortcomings in managing the pandemic, including ignoring early reports of the emergence of the virus, and being too close to China.”It is clear the repeated missteps by you and your organization in responding to the pandemic have been extremely costly for the world. The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can actually demonstrate independence from China,” Trump said in the letter.”If the World Health Organization does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization,” he said.Earlier Monday, the WHO said it would launch an independent review of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Topics : During a virtual assembly, Tedros acknowledged there had been shortcomings and told the assembly he welcomed calls for a review.center_img President Donald Trump threatened to permanently freeze US funding to the World Health Organization unless “substantive improvements” were made within the next 30 days.Washington suspended payments to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it of being too close to Beijing and covering up and mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic.On Monday, Trump tweeted images of a letter he sent to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying the letter was “self-explanatory.”last_img read more

PitPoint opens rebuilt Zwolle LNG fueling station

first_imgCommenting on the rebuild process, Joost de Ruijter, sales & business development manager at PitPoint.LNG, said, “We are very glad that we were able to make this station operational on schedule – despite the coronavirus crisis. Our customers made a major contribution to the end-result by testing the station together with us for further optimisation.” Dutch company PitPoint said it has reopened the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Zwolle. To remind, the Zwolle LNG facility is the first public station in the Netherlands, PitPoint said. PitPoint added that more and more carriers are switching to LNG because of both environmental and financial advantages. Image courtesy of PitPoint The new station will operate 24/7, has two LNG pumps and three staging areas for trucks that run on LNG. The Zwolle LNG station is the only one of its kind in the province Overijssel. Therefore, it is considered to be an important station by an increasing number of carriers. The facility has undergone a complete renovation, the company said in its statement. The station now has four times more LNG storage capacity than it had previously as a response to the increasing demand. Thanks to the larger LNG storage tank and an additional LNG pump, drivers no longer need to wait on each other but can refuel simultaneously, the statement reads.last_img read more

Nudists upset beach residents

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 26 April 2012Papamoa Beach residents upset with “unsavoury” nudists are meeting Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby tonight in an effort to solve the problem. The meeting is a standard Neighbourhood Watch meeting but will have special emphasis on efforts to remove nudists from the beach, resident Shaun Gallagher said. Mr Gallagher said the behaviour, which included homosexual activity, from nudists in the Sunbrae Grove area had become so offensive it had scared off residents. “As a result of what has been happening and the fact these people are appearing more and more bold and coming closer and closer to where we live on the beach … there are older ladies who just don’t go on the beach anymore,” Mr Gallagher said. “We feel what has happened here is totally inappropriate. “If they want to take their clothes off, try doing it at Mount main beach or Papamoa Palm Beach Plaza, see how far they can get.” The nude beach started more than 40 years ago and began when there were few residents nearby. Mr Gallagher said Papamoa Beach was now a family placehttp://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/nudists-upset-beach-residents/1358751/Residents’ meeting a ‘success’Bay of Plenty Times 27 April 2012A meeting with Tauranga’s mayor sparked by Papamoa residents concerned by nudist behaviour in their area has been labelled a success.   The meeting was held last night after a call from residents in the Sunbrae Grove area fed up with offensive behaviour from nudists.   This behaviour, mainly homosexual activity in sand dunes and excessive exhibitionism, had scared some residents away from using the beach or walking their dogs.   Mayor Stuart Crosby, who was specially invited, said most people at the meeting were not upset with nudists providing they were discreet. “It wasn’t really ‘let’s ban nudists’. The problem they had was with those people who deliberately get up and parade in front of people in the beach, particularly with children,” Mr Crosby said.   “Then there’s the higher level of sexual behaviour of some nudists on the beach and in the sand dunes.”http://m.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/residents-meeting-a-success/1360214/Residents draw line in the sand on nuditySunday Star Times 29 April 2012….It’s a problem repeated at beaches around the country. Last month police were called after a man was photographed in a “state of arousal” on a Kapiti beach, and there has been a steady stream of complaints about gay sex on the beach at Rabbit Island in Nelson and Ladies Bay in Auckland. The stretch of beach near Sunbrae Grove at Papamoa has been known as a nudist spot since the 60s and used to be deserted farmland, but as development has encroached further, there have been more and more complaints. It is also a well-known gay meeting place.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6824571/Residents-draw-line-in-the-sand-on-nuditylast_img read more

OECS celebrates 31st anniversary in Toronto

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews OECS celebrates 31st anniversary in Toronto by: – June 25, 2012 OECS flag. Photo credit: thewestindiannews.comTORONTO, Canada — In celebration of the 31st Anniversary of the Founding of Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the OECS interim national council (Canada), via the cultural and entertainment standing committee, hosted a reception on Friday in Toronto, Canada.The celebration showcased business entrepreneurs’ products and services, and staged a cultural market place with fashion designers and models lighting up the catwalk with trendy outfits.OECS nationals and others were warmly received by Consul/Liaison Officer, E. Bernard John. Community messages and remarks, we delivered by consuls general and consuls from all member states.Chairman of the OECS working group, Honorary Consul General of St Kitts and Nevis, John Allen, performed double duty, delivering his community message and reading a message from current OECS chairman, Dr Kenny Anthony, prime minister of St Lucia.Anthony’s message referenced the signing in St Kitts on June 18, 1981, of the Treaty of Basseterre and the strong links that exist with the larger community.“We are currently moving towards the creation of a new entity to regulate the energy sector across our islands, using a model similar to the successful ECTEL agency for telecoms,” he said.Anthony also noted that steps are being taken to “pool our resources to provide a stronger thrust in our foreign policy. The recently revised Treaty of Basseterre is now making way for political architecture and opportunities for deeper collaboration across our governments and our institutions.”The OECS must continue to see how it can better integrate its population, to grow and prosper across boundaries, disciplines and accents and that our islands remain open for business and intend on becoming world class participants, said Anthony.His message continued , “August of this year, we will witness, in Antigua, the commencement of the OECS Assembly, which will see representatives from all our parliaments, both government and opposition, meeting and debating legislation that has a basis throughout our Caribbean sub-region.”Acknowledgment was given to “the government of Canada through CIDA for many years supported major development projects in our islands, from schools to airports — to be one of the most important source markets for visitors, despite the global economic recession.”With business entrepreneurs and models buzzing in the corridors, the fashion and cultural performance certainly reminded all that the Caribbean is one family. The colourful display of fabrics, artistry and funfair produced by the standing committee, cultural and entertainment chair, Eulalie Walling-Sampson and co-chair Lorraine Delsol, were exemplary of the islands indigenous creative arts.Caribbean citizens form an integral part of Canadian multiculturalism and the rich culture that is displayed at CARIBANA, so mark your calendar July 17 to August 5, 2012.The warmth of the islands is alive and well, the fusion of ideas and partnerships is great in the Diaspora. And in so doing, the technological space will permit a live feed for next year’s celebration and performance. Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Parents: 6-year-old thrown out of bus window by bully

first_imgThe parents of a 6-year-old boy says they are relocating their family after one of their sons was thrown out of a moving school bus by a bully.The incident occurred in Baltimore County earlier this month.First grader, Jacion Kight told police that an older student who bullies others called him to the back of the bus. When Jacion arrived to the back of the bus, the other student pressed the emergency button on the bus to open a window and threw him out of it.“He dumped me out the window, and I landed on the street,” Jacion told Project Baltimore. “No car didn’t run me over.”Jacion was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital.“I’m scared to death. I show up, and he’s already in the back of the ambulance,” Jacion’s father, Brian Kight said. “And I didn’t even get to talk to nobody because the ambulance was in a very big rush to pull off. So, I jumped in the ambulance. I was thinking I might be losing my child. And it was terrifying.”Jacion suffered “frontal skull fractures with small head bleed,” and was hospitalized for three days in addition to being placed on anti-seizure medication.Kight told reporters that this was not the first incident where his children have been bullied by older students on the bus but he has had enough. He detailed that months prior, his children came running home scared after an incident that occurred with the bullies.“Because of this. My children actually approached me and said that, ‘We are scared to go back to that school. Do we have to go?’ And I’m a parent. I love my children,” Kight said. “And with them saying that and the look on their faces, I can’t send them back there. I can’t.The father says has since quit his job and pulled his six children out of school in preparation to move due to the incident.Kight also hired a lawyer with the possibility of suing the school for not stepping in.“As a parent, I’m angry Because as parents we send our children to school to learn and to be safe,” Attorney Ivan Bates told Project Baltimore. “My first instinct was to make sure he was okay. Once he was okay, and once we talked a little bit more, I knew he needed help, and then I knew I was going to take the case.”Baltimore County Public Schools reported that they were notified about the incident the day that it happened, however, the do not have any further comments.last_img read more