Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppResponding to the ‘A’ grades his government was given for too much ‘Travelling’ by the Opposition PDM in their recent report card of the government’s first year in office, Premier Hon Rufus Ewing, finally gave reaction. The Premier said that the opposition can say anything, while explaining that as a government and even as a person sometimes you have to branch out and make contact. The country’s leader believes travel is important to networking and building the country. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – It is National Heritage month and there are new dates for some activities according to the department.This weekend residents are encouraged to head to South Caicos for a taste of the island on October 10; In Salt Cay on October 11th there will be a Gospel Concert and on the holiday, which is Monday October 12 – there is an all islands flag parade, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands flag. This is the second year for National Heritage Month. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:national heritage month National Heritage Month ends National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Heritage month packed with culture
Former Bahamas PM warns new Govt to remain “humble” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas May 8, 2017 – Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley says the Free National Movement (FNM) has “stooped to an all time low” following a fake news report accusing her of tampering with ballot boxes.Yesterday, Reckley said FNM incumbent MP for East Grand Bahama, Peter Turnquest had gone to the Central Police Station with two lawyers supposedly to report the fraud. There were also rumors on social media that Reckley and her husband had been arrested for ballot box tampering. “Yesterday he made a total you know what of himself. Very, very disgraceful and had to come back and say there’s no truth to it,” said Reckley.However, assistant parliamentary commissioner, Reno Smith has cleared the air on the issue stating that neither Reckley nor her husband were guilty. “They were in no way present. They were not in the vicinity of the police headquarters at all. On election day all ballot boxes are empties for everyone to see and touch. Even there were secret compartments in the boxes all of the political operatives are allowed to touch the boxes,” Smith said. Smith assured the public that the process is transparent.Reckley said that she has had enough of the FNM’s Grand Bahama campaign which she claimed has been constantly attacking her character.#MagneticMediaNews#MichelleRickley#fakenews Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay Forthcoming appointments at ZNS, Training Agency leaked Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, fnm, michelle reckley, Peter Turnquest
TCI NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING Recommended for you TCI REPRESENTED BY EIGHT ATHLETES AT NACAC GAMES IN TRINIDAD MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2017 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Bahamas Department of Labour will launch an upgrade to its local Skills Bank portal, PCRecruiter, on July 21, 2017 to enhance employee placement services. The recruiting and staffing software was first introduced in 2006. However an update and re-launch of this integral tool in the department’s recruitment process is underway.The upgrade is a component of the Ministry of National Security’s “Citizen Security and Justice” Initiative facilitated by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).With levels of unemployment being a matter of national concern, the Department continues to respond to the needs of those job seekers and employers alike through this online data portal that populates data and accordingly matches candidates for suitable available job opportunities.Mrs. Patrenda D. Russell-Brice, Deputy Director of Labour describes this upgrade as “exciting times at the Department.” She emphasized her continued passion for seeing Bahamian job seekers benefit from the opportunity to be employed in roles they qualify for and desire. She stated, “it’s been a long time coming and I am pleased about the upcoming training and launch of the upgraded PCRecruiter system. It is a successful tool for job seekers as well as employers who seek to fill vacancies with suitable Bahamians.”The effectiveness of the system hinges on registration of job seekers as well as registration of employers with job opportunities they wish to fill. The inventory of available jobs will be easily accessible once employers enter their job vacancies in the skills bank.For employers already enrolled – the process requires their signing in and editing their registration information.For employers across The Bahamas who have not yet registered, they are all encouraged to do so by logging intoskillsbank.bahamas.gov.bs where they can create or edit job vacancies, view interviews from job seekers, or browse the database of job seekers.Job seekers must also register in the online skills bank; thereafter they will be able to view job vacancies, post resumes, enquire about jobs, and update their accounts and resumes periodically. Employed individuals wishing to explore options are encouraged to register their skills and qualifications into the skills database system. Similarly, students or citizens residing abroad who are desirous of returning home and wish to secure employment options in advance are encouraged to register.Director of Labour, Mr. A. Robert Farquharson shared that high schools and other local institutions of higher education such as the University of The Bahamas can look forward to teams from the department’s Public Employment Services Unit scheduling tours and visits to their campuses in order to encourage students preparing to enter the work force to register with the skills bank.Individuals who prefer to come in person to register for the PCRecruiter database may visit any Department of Labour sub-office in New Providence or the Family Islands. New Providence locations include Rosetta Street, Robinson Road and Carmichael Road. Family Island locations include Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma, Andros and Bimini.There are no fees associated with the service.For more information on The Bahamas Department of Labour, visit http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/labourThe Bahamas’ Department of Labour is a division of the Ministry of Labour and has responsibility for fostering good industrial relations between employees and employers, while promoting a high level of employment, productivity, human rights and the Decent Work Agenda in accordance with international standards for all citizens and residents of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.Units within the Department include Industrial Relations (Conciliations), Public Employment Services (Employment Exchange) and the Inspectorate (Occupational Health and Safety).The Bahamas Department of Labour, located on Rosetta Street, facilitates Employment Assistance Services, Employee Placement Services, Formation and Registration of Trade Unions, Reports of Trade Disputes, Registration for Employment, Maritime, Registration of Industrial Agreements and Occupational Health and Safety.There are also two New Providence sub-offices located on Robinson Road and Carmichael Road. Family Island locations include Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma, Andros and Bimini.#MagneticMediaNews#PressRelease Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MinistryOfLabour, #PressRelease
Related Items:#legalizemarijuanaintheBahamas, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 18, 2018 – Nassau – The conversation on the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana took an official form when a recent town hall meeting hosted by a CARICOM Commission sought to find out how Bahamians feel on the hot button issue. Professor Rose Marie Bell Antoine, explained that the meetings were happening in all CARICOM member states and would result in a report for the heads of government meeting in July.Perspectives were varied and included issues related to addiction, negative health reactions, positive health benefits, so called irrational treatment of users by the justice system, de-escalation of gang related crime and the potential for agri-business – all linked to marijuana. Here are just a few comments by various persons who attended the town hall meeting.“I hate the fact that people smoke cigarettes which are filled with over 500 chemicals but yet I cannot smoke a plant.”“With sound regulation there are lots of opportunities, it all depends on how the government and the private sector involve say how this should go forward.”“If they legalize it guess what, I don’t have to buy it from anybody, I have a bottle full of seeds now. What am I going to spend $5.00 for a joint for when I can grow myself a whole plant.”“It turns criminals out of our own sons, we’re turning criminals out of our own sons.”“Legalization ends the violence, what did Portugal do, Portugal legalized, the violence stopped ”“It destroys families, I don’t know if any of you have had any relatives that have been addicted.”The comments were chronicled by the panel and will be merged with other perspectives on the controversial issue, which continues to grab headlines in The Bahamas.#MagneticMediaNews#legalizemarijuanaintheBahamas
Kylian Mbappe believes he has already become a leader at Paris Saint-Germain after his impressive second-half cameo inspired them to a 2-0 win over MarseillePSG manager Thomas Tuchel benched Mbappe along with Adrien Rabiot from Sunday’s Le Classique for disciplinary reasons after arriving late for the pre-game team talk.However, with the scoreline goalless, Tuchel substituted Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for Mbappe in the 62nd-minute and the youngster responded emphatically.It took just three minutes for Mbappe to score the opener for PSG before he later assisted Julian Draxler’s injury-time goal to seal a 2-0 win.Now the 19-year-old admits he feels like a leader for a team that wants to down in history.“The team needed this win,” Mbappe told Canal+.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did.“We have to continue on the right path. Marseille showed they have a team that plays with the ball. They had several sequences of play where we were in trouble, so all credit to them.“But we were able to be effective and we leave with the win. We are competitors. We want to go down in history. We mustn’t disregard any match.”Mbappe has now scored 12 goals and added four assists in 10 appearances across all competitions this season.PSG have also now won all eleven of their opening Ligue 1 fixtures this term, which hasn’t been accomplished in any of Europe’s top five leagues since Tottenham in 1960.
According to the former Red Devils footballer, the Reds and Chelsea’s supporters will surely wish for a United victory at the DerbyManchester City is currently leading the English Premier League in first place with 29 points.The Citizens have won nine matches, drawing twice and losing none.They are being trailed by Chelsea and Liverpool, who have 27 points each, but one less victory.And this is why fans from both teams will surely support Manchester United in today’s Manchester Derby.“Liverpool fans will absolutely be supporting United on Sunday, no doubt,” said former Red Devils footballer Gary Neville to Sky Sports.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Not supporting, but desperate for them to take points off Man City. So will Chelsea.”“There is a danger here to what City are doing that they could run away with this again. There is a danger,” he added.” I did not think it three or four weeks ago, but in the last few weeks there have just been signs that they could pull away.”“They do not look like they are blinking, or wilting in any way, shape or form. I thought that the Wolves game was a game that could give others encouragement,” he explained.“It has not proved to be the case. They have destroyed everything in front of them and they are playing at such a high level.”
Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed he intends to win the team’s final group stage game of the UEFA Champions League despite already securing qualification to the second round.The Royal Blues face Lokomotiv Moscow tomorrow night, and Tedesco has stressed the importance of winning the game.“The game is important because we want to underline the fact that we deserve to be in the last 16,” said Domenico Tedesco, according to the club’s official website.“In the Champions League, we’ve played well four times and very badly once.”“On Tuesday, it’ll be about representing the club and the Bundesliga in the best way possible once again.”The Schalke manager also suggested that there could be changes from the 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.Tedesco: Schalke fell apart after Aguero’s penalty Andrew Smyth – March 13, 2019 Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco believes Sergio Aguero’s penalty literally caused his side to fall apart following their 7-0 Champions League defeat.Guido Burgstaller, who was taken off after 36 minutes against Dortmund, won’t be available for Tuesday’s UCL game.Steven Skrzybski is also expected to miss out, and it’s still too early for Cedric Teuchert to think about playing the entire game.However, injuries can also provide the opportunity for other players in the squad to impress.“Ahmed Kutucu will definitely be in the squad. Ahmed is someone who always wants the ball and get forward. He can play up top, but he also plays quite well in midfield,” said Tedesco.The youngster has been causing a stir in the club’s U19 team recently.“He’s got great character and he’s earned the chance to get a few minutes under his belt,” added Tedesco.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has conceded that signing Nantes striker Emiliano Sala now seems unlikely, but has refused to give up hope.Sala has been impressive for Nantes this season, scoring 12 goals and providing 2 assists in 16 matches for the French Ligue 1 club.Cardiff boss Warnock was confident of capturing his signature in January but was left disappointed after Nantes hiked up his transfer fee.“We’re looking as best we can at where we can get players in really but at the moment, it looks very much like a loan market to us,” Warnock told Sky Sports.Report: Miguel Cardoso sacked again George Patchias – August 28, 2019 Miguel Cardoso has been sacked for the third time in 12 months.There is one thing that all football managers know, and that is, from…“But that might change. I think everything seems to change so dramatically at our club at times. I wouldn’t say it’s dead in the water, but it’s highly unlikely at the moment.“I’d like to think I’ve got one [deal to sign a player] close, but you just never know in the game.“It’s so difficult, the higher you go. The Championship was a little bit easier in January but in the Premier League, you’ve got to get the best in.”
All-you-can-eat charcuterie and cheese at Venissimo Cheese Del Mar KUSI Newsroom, February 15, 2018 Posted: February 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFree wine and all-you-can-eat cheese and charcuterie and it’s all part of Venissimo Cheese Happy Hour Extravaganza.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries was LIVE with all the details.
Posted: October 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Pedestrian hospitalized with gunshot wound after fight with motorist in Del Cerro October 7, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 57-year-old man suffered a gunshot to his right forearm while fighting a motorist who almost struck him Sunday morning in the Del Cerro community of San Diego, a police sergeant said.The victim told police he was walking southbound across the street in the 5200 block of Adobe Falls Road when he was almost struck about 1 a.m. by a white, four-door sedan, said San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey.“He exchanged words with the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle stopped and a Pacific Islander male exited the driver’s seat,” Tansey said. “The two became involved in a fight, and the victim was knocked unconscious.”The 57-year-old man regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital by an unknown citizen.He realized that he had been shot in the forearm while at an area hospital and was transferred to the hospital’s trauma unit, where he was treated for his injuries, he said.The suspect in connection with the shooting was described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall Pacific Islander weighing 220 pounds with long hair. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRA MESA (KUSI) – Three men were hospitalized Monday with burn injuries they suffered in a two-alarm fire at a Mira Mesa home that had a marijuana growing operation inside, authorities said.The fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sunday at a home on Sunny Meadow Street, near Canyon Breeze Road, San Diego Fire-Rescue Dispatch Supervisor Brent Peterson said.Firefighters responded to the scene and had the flames knocked down within 30 minutes, Peterson said.Three men ran out of the home before crews arrived, but suffered burn injuries, 10News reported.A 29-year-old man suffered third-degree burns on 95 percent of his body, a 24-year-old man had burns on 50 percent of his body and a 28-year-old man had burns on 26 percent of his body, the news station reported. An update on their conditions were not immediately available.A Hazmat team responded to the scene, Peterson confirmed.San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said the house was being investigated as a marijuana growing operation, but he did not disclose any additional details.The cause of the fire was under investigation. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 5:36 PM Posted: May 5, 2019 May 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Marijuana operation explodes and sparks fire at Mira Mesa home Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
28-acre brush fire burns near Otay reservoir in Chula Vista KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Firefighters were battling a 28-acre brush fire east of the Lower Otay Reservoir today, according to CalFire officials.The fire began around 10 a.m. and was reported to be about five acres, but soon grew to 28 acres. The fire was 10 percent contained by 1:10 p.m. Air and ground firefighting units were dispatched to the scene. No structures were reported threatened, a CalFire spokesman said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom,
As United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk moves to consider ways to improve the nation’s trade relationship with the European Union (EU) as part of the recently-formed U.S.-EU High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, the American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted formal comments reminding the ambassador that the EU’s heavy-handed policies on biotech soybeans, as well as inaccurate characterization of biodiesel by the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), have contributed to a 70 percent drop in total soybean export quantity and a 44 percent decrease in soybean export value to the EU over the last 14 years.”As a direct result of more than a decade of discriminatory biotech traceability and labeling practices, America’s soybean producers have lost a significant portion of what was a viable and thriving export market,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb. “Now, with a Renewable Energy Directive that omits biodiesel based on inaccurate information and arbitrary standards, the remainder of that export market is threatened.”In its comments, ASA points out that multiple EU policies hinder the importation and use of biotech crops from the United States, including delays in approvals of new biotech traits, despite positive assessments by the European Food Safety Authority; commercially infeasible requirements on biotech content in food products under EU Traceability and Labeling Regulations; state-by-state restrictions on biotech imports; and application of National Seed Catalog and Coexistence requirements to planting of biotech crops by certain EU member states.With regard to biodiesel, ASA contends that the RED will impose inaccurate greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements for biodiesel produced from American soybean oil and other feedstocks; and will require compliance with arbitrary, unwarranted and commercially infeasible sustainability certification requirements.”Soybeans and soy-based products are the country’s leading agricultural export, topping $26 billion in total value last year,” added Wellman. “We are certainly encouraged by efforts to expand trading relationships and grow new trading partners, but not at the expense of our industry’s global competitiveness. Any discussions on a potential trade agreement with the EU must first address and resolve these barriers.”
This past summer, ASA became the first farmer-led organization to join the PrecisionAg Institute, an organization focused on advancing precision agriculture technology and its efficiency, stewardship and profitability for farmers. The use of precision agriculture tools and methods continues to play a growing role in the sustainability and productivity of U.S. farm operations.ASA Vice President and Ag Data Work Group Chairman Ron Moore (IL) recently joined ASA staff member Michelle Hummel in participating in a PrecisionAg Institute Board meeting in Chicago. The group discussed future research and educational opportunities in regards to Precision Ag and the use of ag data. Other participants in the meeting included representatives from John Deere, SST, Wilbur-Ellis, Climate Corp, TopCon, Midwest Laboratories, WinField, Millenium Research, ESRI, Brase LLC and Meister Media. For more information on the PrecisionAg Institute, click here.This past summer, the PrecisionAg Institute was a key partner in the InfoAg Conference, an event held in St. Louis that was completely focused on PrecisionAg technology and education. ASA Director Joe Steinkamp (IN) participated in a video-taped interview on the PrecisionAg Institute center stage at this event to discuss the role of precision agriculture in farming and the opportunities the technology holds to improve sustainability. This interview was recently posted on the PrecisionAg website. Click here to watch the interview.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and several other agriculture organizations last week urged the Senate Committee on Agriculture, to quickly find a solution for a vaccine shortage that could have devastating effects on the United States livestock community.There isn’t enough Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine available to handle an outbreak beyond a very small localized event within the livestock community. The livestock industry represents the largest consumer of domestically produced soybean meal and ASA is committed to protecting and working with them.In a letter addressed to Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the committee, the groups express concern over the vulnerable positon of the U.S. livestock industry considering the shortage.“The current vaccine bank arrangement has several problems. The turnaround time from the onset of an outbreak until finished vaccine is delivered to the field can take weeks for even a small number of doses and months for the number of doses needed in a large outbreak,” the letter states. “Also alarming is vaccine production capacity for approved manufactures is limited world-wide and there is no surge capacity available to produce the millions of doses needed in the event of a large scale outbreak in the U.S.”The groups also noted concerns about the limited number of antigen strains maintained at Plum Island, Ny. facility and the limited shelf life of the antigen concentrate that affects the potency of the finished vaccine.The livestock industry has requested that the United Stated Department of Agricultre (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proceed with several steps to ensure sufficient supply of the vaccine, including requesting funds through the President’s budget.“Although APHIS appears to be sympathetic to our concerns they have yet to act on any of our requests,” the groups state in the letter. “We hope that you and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will take this issue up with APHIS so corrective action can be taken before an FMD outbreak occurs. We are all well aware of the current devastation to the poultry industry due to High Path Avian Influenza. An FMD outbreak in the U.S. would be magnitudes higher, especially with a shortage of vaccine to combat the disease.”Click here to read the entire letter.
ASA/WISHH Project Director, Erica Morrow and Deputy Director, Liz Hare visited Ghana in December to participate in planning meetings related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress funded AMPLIFIES Ghana poultry and feed industry development project.Various subcontractors traveled to Accra to discuss upcoming activities that include improving feed, feedstuff quality analysis, feed miller training and poultry farm management capacity building. Participants in the meeting included professors from Iowa State, Kansas State University and the University of Kentucky, representatives from ADRA International Headquarters, and local partners, ADRA Ghana, KNUST University, University of Ghana and the local ASA/AMPLIFIES staff.While in Ghana, Morrow and Hare met with the USDA’s Regional Agricultural Counselor, Charles Rush and the Agricultural Attaché, Dan Archibald, to update them on AMPLIFIES activities.USDA is providing the American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) with $14.8 million over five years, 95 percent of which is funded by the sale of U.S. commodities, a process called monetization.
A 39-year-old Cougar man injured in an airborne motorcycle crash along state Highway 503 has died, according to an official at the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office.Rory A. Witham died Tuesday of “multiple blunt force injuries,” sustained in the June 17 crash on the stretch of highway in Cougar that is also known as Lewis River Road.Witham was pronounced dead at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday.Witham was flown to Southwest Washington Medical Center by Life Flight helicopter after the crash. He had suffered a broken leg and internal injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A transient man convicted of trying to run over a sheriff’s deputy in a stolen patrol car pleaded guilty Friday to unrelated identity theft charges.Raymond H. Hall agreed to plead guilty and accept a combined 23-year prison sentence in both cases to avoid further prosecution in Multnomah County, Ore. He’s facing several identity theft charges there, and Oregon prosecutors agreed to not seek more prison time if he resolved his Clark County cases.“I didn’t see it ending up like this,” defense attorney Jeff Sowder said. But “Mr. Hall thinks it advantageous” to accept the plea deal.Sentencing before Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle was set for Aug. 23.Hall, 30, who has an extensive criminal record, was convicted by a jury April 22 of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges concerned an incident Dec. 26, when Hall’s pickup was stopped by a patrol deputy in Hazel Dell for having defective brake lights.After running from the truck, Hall climbed inside Deputy Rob Ternus’ patrol car. As Ternus stood in front of the car, commanding Hall to exit, the defendant sped toward him.
A candidate for Camas mayor was fired as a city employee in June following a series of disruptive incidents, including threatening outbursts and a doodling of a “gory” sketch on his desk, according to public documents obtained Thursday.Ken Kakuk, 51, had been disciplined prior to his June termination. Following a 12-day suspension in late May, he was asked to undergo a mental exam to ensure he was fit to return to work, the documents show. He complied and went to the mental exam, but refused to answer questions from a psychologist, according to Kakuk’s discipline file.Because the mental exam was a requirement of a last-chance agreement between Kakuk and the city, the 16-year employee was fired. The city cited insubordination as the reason for the termination.Kakuk, who was the city’s GIS coordinator, in charge of mapping data and services, is running to unseat Camas Mayor Scott Higgins in the Nov. 8 general election. He filed for the office June 9, seven days before he received his termination notice. His termination was effective June 20.When reached Thursday for comment, Kakuk said he is running for mayor mostly because he wants to see changes in government and had considered running several times in previous years. Still, he conceded his personal troubles factored in, saying he wants to “make sure other people were treated well.”