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Feds Urge Parents to Stop Using ‘Nap Nanny’ After Sixth Death


Feds Urge Parents to Stop Using ‘Nap Nanny’ After Sixth Death

 

PHOTO: The Nap Nanny infant recliner was recalled in 2013 due to safety concerns. Pictured is a reenactment with a doll, provided by the CPSC, which demonstrates incorrect use of a Nap Nanny placed in a crib.

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A sixth baby has died while using a recalled “Nap Nanny” infant recliner, with safety experts again urging parents to stop using the product.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, the latest tragedy involved an 8-month-old girl from New Jersey. The baby suffocated while secured by a belt, trapped between the product and a crib bumper. CPSC officials said the infant was found stuck over the side of a Nap Nanny.

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CPSC Communications Director Scott Wolfson said parents should avoid the recliners at yard sales, as hand-me-downs or in online auctions.

“Our message to parents is clear: Stop using it. It’s dangerous,” Wolfson said. “There’s been six deaths already, and we don’t want another child to die unnecessarily.”

About 165,000 Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners were sold between 2009 and 2012. Nap Nannies — which are no longer sold in stores — were recalled last year, but for months the company that made the portable recliner refused to pull it from shelves or offer refunds, instead insisting on the product’s safety when used properly.

In a statement, an official with the company, now out of business for two years, told ABC News it was heartbroken for the families who have lost a child, but said the Nap Nanny was never intended for use in a crib.

Brian Thiel’s 4-month-old daughter died in 2010 while using the Nap Nanny. His settlement agreement with the maker of Nap Nanny limited what he could say.

“There was a death almost a year prior to my daughter dying,” Thiel said. “Had we known that, we never would have purchased this product.”

It is illegal to sell the Nap Nanny in the United States, Wolfson said.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sixth-baby-dies-recalled-infant-recliner/story?id=23970287

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‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: scores killed in Syrian enclave Assad regime uses barrel bombs and attacks hospitals in rebel-held eastern Ghouta


‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: scores killed in Syrian enclave
Assad regime uses barrel bombs and attacks hospitals in rebel-held eastern Ghouta

Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul
Tue 20 Feb 2018 09.54 GMT
First published on Tue 20 Feb 2018 09.33 GMT

A Syrian child waits to receive medical treatment at a field hospital following the attacks on Monday in eastern Ghouta. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

More than 100 people have been killed and hundreds wounded on a day of “hysterical” violence in the opposition-controlled enclave of eastern Ghouta in Syria.
The surge in the killing came amid reports of an impending regime incursion into the area outside Damascus, which is home to 400,000 civilians. More than 700 people have been killed in three months, according to local counts, not including the deaths in the last week…….https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/20/its-not-a-war-its-a-massacre-scores-killed-in-syrian-enclave-eastern-ghouta

Fallen Angels True cost of sex tourism: Philippine’s fatherless kids


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Fallen Angels
True cost of sex tourism: Philippine’s fatherless kids
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Author and Director Alyona Simikina
Angeles City in the Philippines is a well-known sex tourism destination. There used to be an American air base here, but now it’s popular among mainly retired men who travel in search of sex for sale. Hundreds of local young women work in the bars and night clubs offering additional services for the money they desperately need to make ends meet and feed their families. The real victims though are the sex workers’ children, conceived by foreign travellers.

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Related: Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis
These children immediately stand out in the crowd, being of mixed-race here almost certainly means a child is the product of a liaison between a sex tourist and a call girl. They may stand out but they’re not unusual, within their communities there are many children of the sex trade. In most cases, the kids have never met their fathers who, after visiting for a brief holiday, either don’t know or care that their own offspring have been left behind. The burden of raising the children rests entirely on the shoulders of the already struggling mothers.
Related: A former prostitute marches across France pushing for a law that will penalise sex worker clients
An RT Doc film crew visits Angeles City to meet the children abandoned by foreign sex tourist fathers. This programme reveals their lives and dreams and some heartfelt messages for the estranged fathers.

Fallen Angels
True cost of sex tourism: Philippine’s fatherless kids
25 May 2016 37148
Author and Director Alyona Simikina
Angeles City in the Philippines is a well-known sex tourism destination. There used to be an American air base here, but now it’s popular among mainly retired men who travel in search of sex for sale. Hundreds of local young women work in the bars and night clubs offering additional services for the money they desperately need to make ends meet and feed their families. The real victims though are the sex workers’ children, conceived by foreign travellers.

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Related: Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis
These children immediately stand out in the crowd, being of mixed-race here almost certainly means a child is the product of a liaison between a sex tourist and a call girl. They may stand out but they’re not unusual, within their communities there are many children of the sex trade. In most cases, the kids have never met their fathers who, after visiting for a brief holiday, either don’t know or care that their own offspring have been left behind. The burden of raising the children rests entirely on the shoulders of the already struggling mothers.
Related: A former prostitute marches across France pushing for a law that will penalise sex worker clients
An RT Doc film crew visits Angeles City to meet the children abandoned by foreign sex tourist fathers. This programme reveals their lives and dreams and some heartfelt messages for the estranged fathers.
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Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine,’ Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts @alternet


Photo Credit: By Nicole S Glass / Shutterstock.com’The time to act is now.’ As families continue to grieve and hold funerals for the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., students and educators are calling for a nationwide day of action including schoo

Source: Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine,’ Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts @alternet

#AceNewsReport – Feb.15: “Taiyab Hussain, Mohammed Hizar Rizwan, Shaheem Ratyal and Sohail Raja Ali, all from Burton, pleaded guilty to child sex offences in court last week, after their victims bravely came forward to their families and a police investigation was launched:


#AceNewsReport – Feb.15: “Taiyab Hussain, Mohammed Hizar Rizwan, Shaheem Ratyal and Sohail Raja Ali, all from Burton, pleaded guilty to child sex offences in court last week, after their victims bravely came forward to their families and a police investigation was launched: Police chiefs have now spoken out to praise their bravery and urge any […]

via (BURTON-ON-TRENT, U.K.) Four Muslims admit to operating rape gang with girls as young as 13-years of age have pleaded guilty in court after victims bravely came forward and told their parents and police launched an investigation #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services

Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal business in U.S. — Fellowship of the Minds


The FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is America’s central database for tracking crime-related information, and interlinked with federal, tribal, state, and local agencies and offices. According to the NCIC, there were 465,676 missing children in 2016, an increase of nearly 5,000 since a year ago. Of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to the National Center for Missing […]

via Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal business in U.S. — Fellowship of the Minds

Promised Land: LGBTQ Children’s Book Read Aloud [FULL] — World of Values


To celebrate the 1st anniversary of ‘Promised Land’ being released, experience the entire story of ‘Promised Land’ for the first time. Available to purchase as a paperback, ebook and audiobook at: http://ift.tt/2EGP72s #LoveIsLove In a Kingdom where all are considered equal, regardless of what they look like or who they love, ‘Promised Land’ is a […]

via Promised Land: LGBTQ Children’s Book Read Aloud [FULL] — World of Values

Unexplained cash, and other signs your kid may have joined a gang


February 14, 2018 2:16 am
Updated: February 14, 2018 7:19 am

Unexplained cash, and other signs your kid may have joined a gang

By Sonia Deol and Jesse Ferreras Global News
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WATCH ABOVE: Global’s Sonia Deol talked to police about the red flags that could be signs that a loved-one has become involved in gangs.
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How do you know whether your kid may have joined a gang?
There are plenty of signs to suggest that they have, if you ask Sgt. Jag Khosa, gang intervention officer with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — British Columbia (CFSEU-BC).
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Kids from any background can end up in gangs. And many do.
Khosa said one of the keys to keeping kids as young as 14 or 15 years old out of gangs is to look for clear signs of involvement.
Here are five signs that your kid could be involved in gang activity:
Unexplained cash

A Ziploc bag full of cash held up by Sgt. Jag Khosa of the CFSEU-BC.
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If your kid is coming home with cash and saying that they earned it while working for a security firm or a warehouse where they only pay by cash, then something might be up with them.
“That should be the first clue for the parents,” Khosa said.
Multiple cellphones

The BlackBerry Classic is is shown in Toronto on December 17, 2014. It would appear not even the federal government is immune from the occasional lost BlackBerry, broken window or head-scratching security concern.
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Khosa said police are often seeing gang members use Blackberries.
And if kids are using pay and talk phones that aren’t registered in their names, “they’re trying to hide something,” he added.
Baggies

Sgt. Jag Khosa of the CFSEU-BC holds up baggies in an interview with Global News.
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You might see little plastic bags in your kid’s possession.
They may contain drugs, they may not.
But they might also have scales lying around — usually for the purpose of weighing drugs so that they can be bagged, Khosa said.
A notebook

A notebook shown to Global News by Sgt. Jag Khosa of the CFSEU-BC.
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Your kid might possess a notebook that looks like something from school.
But that notebook could actually be a drug dealer’s ledger, with scoresheets recounting the day’s business, Khosa said.
“Whatever product they buy from their line manager or their food boss or whatever the name you can give them, they get the product, they know how much they got, end of shift, they have to give that account to their boss,” he said.
“And if they owe something, that’s on the kid who’s working. So if there’s a drug debt, if they get robbed, it’s on them.”
The company they keep
“If your kid’s 16 and he’s getting picked up by a 35-year-old, that should be a cause of concern,” Khosa said.
“What’s the connection there? Why is my kid connected to kids much older than their age?”
If you think your child or someone you know is at risk or involved in gangs or drug trafficking, there is help available for you. Get in touch with CFSEU-BC’s Gang Intervention Team today for support. The phone number is (604) 897-6023 and the email is gangintervention@cfseu.bc.ca  https://globalnews.ca/news/4024584/signs-gang-kids-join-bc/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.


Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.

New arrival: but if his parents earn more than £60,000 each he will lose his Child Benefit from January Photo: Alamy
By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
1:38PM GMT 29 Feb 2012
The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.
The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article’s authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”.
The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.
They argued: “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”
Rather than being “actual persons”, newborns were “potential persons”. They explained: “Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a moral right to life’.
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“We take ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.”
As such they argued it was “not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense”.
The authors therefore concluded that “what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled”.
They also argued that parents should be able to have the baby killed if it turned out to be disabled without their knowing before birth, for example citing that “only the 64 per cent of Down’s syndrome cases” in Europe are diagnosed by prenatal testing.
Once such children were born there was “no choice for the parents but to keep the child”, they wrote.
“To bring up such children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”
However, they did not argue that some baby killings were more justifiable than others – their fundamental point was that, morally, there was no difference to abortion as already practised.
They preferred to use the phrase “after-birth abortion” rather than “infanticide” to “emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus”.
Both Minerva and Giubilini know Prof Savulescu through Oxford. Minerva was a research associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics until last June, when she moved to the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Melbourne University.
Giubilini, a former visiting student at Cambridge University, gave a talk in January at the Oxford Martin School – where Prof Savulescu is also a director – titled ‘What is the problem with euthanasia?’
He too has gone on to Melbourne, although to the city’s Monash University. Prof Savulescu worked at both univerisities before moving to Oxford in 2002.
Defending the decision to publish in a British Medical Journal blog, Prof Savulescu, said that arguments in favour of killing newborns were “largely not new”.
What Minerva and Giubilini did was apply these arguments “in consideration of maternal and family interests”.
While accepting that many people would disagree with their arguments, he wrote: “The goal of the Journal of Medical Ethics is not to present the Truth or promote some one moral view. It is to present well reasoned argument based on widely accepted premises.”
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, he added: “This “debate” has been an example of “witch ethics” – a group of people know who the witch is and seek to burn her. It is one of the most dangerous human tendencies we have. It leads to lynching and genocide. Rather than argue and engage, there is a drive is to silence and, in the extreme, kill, based on their own moral certainty. That is not the sort of society we should live in.”
He said the journal would consider publishing an article positing that, if there was no moral difference between abortion and killing newborns, then abortion too should be illegal.
Dr Trevor Stammers, director of medical ethics at St Mary’s University College, said: “If a mother does smother her child with a blanket, we say ‘it’s doesn’t matter, she can get another one,’ is that what we want to happen?
“What these young colleagues are spelling out is what we would be the inevitable end point of a road that ethical philosophers in the States and Australia have all been treading for a long time and there is certainly nothing new.”
Referring to the term “after-birth abortion”, Dr Stammers added: “This is just verbal manipulation that is not philosophy. I might refer to abortion henceforth as antenatal infanticide.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/9113394/Killing-babies-no-different-from-abortion-experts-say.html