‘…Pierson was elevated to the top spot 18 months ago to put an end to business as usual, after a dozen agents were implicated in a night of carousing with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, on the eve of an official visit by Obama. But while the administration dubbed Pierson a fresh start and a new direction for the agency, she was a deeply entrenched part of its culture. A 30-year veteran of the agency, Pierson had served as director Mark Sullivan’s chief of staff and then assistant director before taking over.
‘Under her watch, the agency continued to suffer from systemic problems that went well beyond the embarrassment of the prostitution scandal. For instance, staffing shortages have grown so severe that the agency has had to fly in field agents from across the country for two-week temporary details, paying their travel, hotel and per-diem costs…’
Dirt that is to be welcomed, not recycled
The dirt in Central Park contains thousands of previously undiscovered microbes
‘The coolest thing about this study is that the results aren’t as striking as they sound: In fact, Central Park’s stunning microbial diversity is pretty on par with the rest of the world.
‘Researchers searched soil samples pulled from around the park and found more than 120,000 species of bacteria. They also found 1,659 archaea (organisms similar to bacteria) and 43,429 species of multicellular microorganisms such as plants, fungi and teeny-tiny critters…’
The first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags
In Manila, plastic bags in malls are almost non-existent
‘…The new California law requires grocery stores and pharmacies not to distribute single-use plastic bags after July 1, 2015, and to charge a 10-cent fee for paper or compostable bags. Convenience and liquor stores fall under the ban in the following year.
‘While California is the first state to regulate plastic bags, it’s not the first government to do so. Dozens of U.S. cities have banned them, starting with San Francisco in 2007. Some, such as Washington, D.C., impose a 5-cent surcharge on consumers who use the bags…’
“Please assist my EA (executive assistant…)”
Will model be sued for Computer Fraud?
First, a mag model uses a business card allegedly belonging to high-ranking police official. Then, amid online bashing, PNP official denies knowing sexy model and says business card not his. Then finally, Alyzza Agustin admited she lied about the official’s card.
Sexy model in EA scandal posts apology, admits to not knowing police director
‘”I would like to apologize to everyone who was affected and offended by my post, fellow motorists, Director (sic) Alexander C. Ignacio and his family and the PNP Institution as a whole. I was just overwhelmed by that moment because I was caught in traffic for hours coming to work. I would like to make it a point that I do not know Director Alexander C. Ignacio personally.”…’
‘A local amateur sexy model named Alyzza Agustin was recently caught by a traffic enforcer after she allegedly violated the number coding system in the metro. However, she reportedly got away of the violation when she showed the calling card of Camp Crame Police Director Alexander Ignacio Cese.
‘The said post of the model immediately gained the attention of social media users. Several netizens bashed Alyzza for bragging how she evaded the number coding violation. See the reactions of netizens.
‘The hottie continues to post sexy photos and videos on Facebook and apparently she is not affected with the statement she infamously issued on her Instagram account…’
Police Director Sese denies knowing model
‘”First of all, I categorically DENY that I personally know Alyzza Agustin, who claimed that she used my business card to avoid getting a traffic citation,” he said.
‘Ignacio also noted inaccuracies in the card that showed up online, saying it had the wrong rank.
‘”I am a Chief Superintendent (1 star rank) and not a Director (2 stars),” he said…’