“READERS FORUM” JUNE 5, 2017

first_img Whats on your mind today?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Would you support the Vanderburgh County School Board divesting its interest in Bosse Field to the City of Evansville?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

FEBRUARY 18, 2017 “READER FORUM”

first_imgWHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is” Are you please with the overall progress of Downtown, North Main Street and Haynes Corner Arts District Evansville?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 17 years.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

OCPD Weekly Activity Report December 3 – 9

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.center_img Calls for Service: 553           Daily Average: 79 December 3, 2017: Sunday Calls for service: 66Stops: 21 Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 1 Fire and 0 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Central Ave., at 11:52amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Wesley Ave., at 12:29pmDecember 4, 2017: Monday Calls for service: 68Stops: 21   Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 1 EMS callsWarrant, 11th Street, one in custody, at 4:29pmDecember 5, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 81Stops: 23   Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 30    Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1st & Asbury Ave., at 4:58pmDecember 6, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 81Stops: 34 Accidents: 0     Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 2 EMS callsTheft, 2400 block Bay Ave., at 2:57pmDecember 7, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 94Stops: 29  Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 40       Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 2:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 3:20pmDecember 8, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 84Stops: 29  Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 33    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 8 EMS callsBurglary, Beach Rd., at 10:26amTheft, Plymouth Pl., at 2:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:54pmWarrant, 700 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 4:46pmMotor vehicle accident, Oxford La., at 10:12pmDecember 9, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 78Stops: 19  Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 41    Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 2 EMS callsTheft, 3600 block West Ave., at 10:18amMotor vehicle accident, 3rd St. & Simpson Ave., at 5:16pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. last_img read more

Second annual College Conversations at the Ed Portal

first_imgLocal families recently attended the second annual College Conversations event at the Harvard Ed Portal, where they were joined by Harvard College undergraduate panelists and Harvard Admissions counselors who helped lead a workshop.Members of the Cambridge Housing Authority also led a workshop for teens on Goal Mapping, where they were encouraged to think critically about their goals and outline practical steps to actualize their long term postsecondary school plans.Janim Sayles, Assistant Director of the Achieve program at the Noble and Greenough School, gave the keynote presentation to families. She spoke about her experience as a first generation college student, saying, “so you see, it’s ok if you’re the first in your family to go to college, or if you don’t have too much money, and it’s even okay if you’re not sure what you want to do when you grow up. What’s important is that you work really hard.”last_img read more

AT&T expands mobile broadband coverage in the Mad River Valley

first_imgAs part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new 3G cell site in Waitsfield serving nearby Fayston and the Mad River Glen ski area that will enhance coverage for area residents, tourists and businesses. With 3G speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.This new cell site is one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive innovation and extend its 3G wireless network the fastest in the nation, according to independent testing. In December 2009, AT&T launched its 3G network in a number of Vermont cities and towns. These expansions are part of AT&T’s ongoing investment to build the broadband networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable its customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them. Additional 3G investments in Vermont will be announced later this year.”Our goal is pretty simple: we want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the Internet on your AT&T device,” said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England.. “As part of the Vermont community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this.”AT&T recently completed a software upgrade at 3G cell sites nationwide that prepares the nation’s fastest 3G network for even faster speeds. The deployment of High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology is the first of multiple initiatives in AT&T’s network enhancement strategy designed to provide customers with and enhanced mobile broadband experience, both today and well into the future.  Faster 3G speeds are scheduled to become available in 2010 and 2011 on a market by market basis as AT&T combines the new technology with our second initiative to dramatically increase the number of high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, primarily with fiber-optic connections, adding capacity from cell sites to the AT&T backbone network.AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers 3G data roaming in more than 115 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews(link is external).*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation’s leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com(link is external).© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.SOURCE AT&T Inc. BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

12 personal finance skills everyone should master

first_img 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I was happy to see that my son signed up to take a personal finance class in high school next year. I think mastering basic personal finance skills is one of the most important things you can do to improve your happiness and quality of life. But you’re a full-fledged adult. If you haven’t already, the earlier you start developing and using personal finance skills, the more time you have to reap the benefits.Here is my list of personal finance skills every frugal person should master.1. BudgetingSetting and following a budget is probably the most basic personal finance skill, yet only about one-third of people actually have a detailed budget. I went for years without an accurate budget, using my checking account balance as a rough gauge of how much money I had available to spend. Eventually, I realized this was a terrible way to run my personal finances. A detailed budget is necessary to get a handle on where your money is going and to start deciding where you want your money to go — instead of just watching it go away! continue reading »last_img read more

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed Occupy Sandy became a widely praised lifeline.Occupy Sandy was “one of the leading humanitarian groups providing relief to survivors across New York City and New Jersey,” as a government-commissioned study put it.Yet the Red Cross, which was bungling its own aid efforts after the storm, made a decision that further hampered relief: Senior officials told staffers not to work with Occupy Sandy.Red Cross officials had no concerns about Occupy Sandy’s effectiveness. Rather, they were worried about the group’s connections to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.Three Red Cross responders told ProPublica there was a ban. “We were told not to interact with Occupy,” says one. While the Red Cross often didn’t know where to send food, Occupy Sandy “had what we didn’t: minute-by-minute information,” another volunteer says.The three spoke to ProPublica on the condition of anonymity because they continue to work with the Red Cross. One says the direction came from an official based in Red Cross headquarters in Washington. Another understood the direction came from Washington. A third was not sure who gave the instructions.The government-sponsored study that praised Occupy Sandy—written in 2013 for the Department of Homeland Security—also cites a prohibition: A Red Cross chief of volunteer coordination recalled that “he was told not to work with Occupy Sandy because of the affiliation with [Occupy Wall Street],” the study says.Fred Leahy, a veteran Red Cross responder who was a Community Partnerships Manager in Sandy’s aftermath, recalled a meeting a week after the storm in which he and two other officials, one from Washington, discussed “the political and donor ramifications of associating with Occupy Sandy due to its outgrowth from Occupy Wall Street.” He says the meeting was called after an inquiry from Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern.“Occupy Wall Street was not very favorably received by the political people in the city,” Leahy says. Major Red Cross donors were from the same elite political circles “and they didn’t understand Occupy Wall Street.”Red Cross responders says that many staffers and volunteers objected to the charity’s stance on Occupy Sandy because among the Red Cross’ fundamental principles is that aid must be delivered without regard to politics or ideology. “We are a neutral, humanitarian organization,” one staffer says. “We don’t take sides.”Leahy says Red Cross officials decided at the meeting to wait for Occupy Sandy representatives to come to them, rather than to approach the group. When a subordinate inquired about working with Occupy, Leahy says he told the person: “We really don’t need to worry about them at this time. Because we’ve got more important concerns at the moment.”Nevertheless, Leahy denied there was a explicit injunction not to work with Occupy Sandy.The Red Cross said in a statement that “there was never at any time a policy prohibiting Red Cross staff or volunteers from working with Occupy Sandy.”“We linked them with partners,” the charity wrote. “We provided them with meals and other supplies 2013 to the point of providing them with an entire warehouse full of material in March 2013.”But Occupy Sandy organizers interviewed by ProPublica say the Red Cross did not take their calls in the early days and weeks after the storm hit in October 2012. Nathan Kleinman, an Occupy Sandy organizer, recalls a Red Cross employee telling him that “they couldn’t be seen working with us.” He says some Red Cross responders attempted to help Occupy behind the scenes with advice and occasionally supplies.“I have no doubt we could have had a much more productive relationship with the Red Cross if they’d been willing to associate themselves with us out in the open,” Kleinman says. “I have no doubt their failure to look past politics hurt the overall recovery.”Workers inside the Red Cross’ Manhattan headquarters say they were furious with the delay, which hampered the ability to provide aid.Indeed, some Red Cross responders were so troubled, they tried to work with people from Occupy covertly. They say they maintained a spreadsheet of Occupy contacts separate from the other contact lists to hide from senior Red Cross officials that they were working with the group.Contemporaneous Occupy Sandy meeting minutes show some examples of fruitful cooperation. An Occupy Sandy volunteer described the Red Cross as being “our lifeline in terms of hot meals.”The minutes also record an incident in which two Red Cross employees showed up at an Occupy site in Brooklyn “asking if we could send them volunteers—and their stipulations for that: they couldn’t wear any Occupy stuff.” Those conditions were rejected.The Red Cross responders who say there was a clear ban on working with Occupy differ on how long it was in place. One person says the policy was rescinded in a matter of days, but that it took weeks to communicate to all the corners of the Red Cross relief effort.A third Red Cross worker says that the policy was still in place in December, more than a month into the relief effort.Read about how the Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac in PR Over People: The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster. And about how the Red Cross’ CEO has been serially misleading about where donors’ dollars are going.Can you help us with our Red Cross reporting? Learn how to share a tip or email [email protected] is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Getting a secondary chance

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Encourage developers’ creativity – don’t stifle it

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Mexico marks deadliest day amid coronavirus lockdown

first_imgMexico has recorded its deadliest day this year, official data showed Monday, with 105 murders the previous day amid the government-imposed quarantine to combat the spread of COVID-19.Sunday’s toll exceeded the latest high of 104 people on April 4, 2020, federal data showed. “We are addressing the issue of the coronavirus, but unfortunately we continue to have problems with homicides,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, acknowledged Monday in his morning briefing.  AMLO, a leftist-populist who took office in December 2018, maintains that violence will be less when poverty, social exclusion and lack of opportunities are fought, and the use of force against criminals is reduced.”Once we get through this difficult situation,” he said, referring to the pandemic, “we are going to give [the criminals] options, alternatives so that they can rejoin public life, be good people.”Mexico’s Congress is scheduled to discuss on Monday an Amnesty Law that AMLO is seeking. It would pardon, among others, drug traffickers with relatively minor offenses.  Topics :center_img The data, collected by state prosecutors offices and federal agencies, showed the State of Mexico (center) had the highest number of intentional homicides, with 12; Chihuahua (northwest) with 10, while Mexico City, Guanajuato (center) and Oaxaca (south) reported nine each. Since the health protection measures took effect in mid-March, violence certainly has not slowed in Mexico, which in 2019 recorded 34,608 murders, a record number since 1997. The 2019 toll is the equivalent to an average of almost 95 intentional homicides per day in Mexico — a country affected by a wave of increasing violence since the end of 2006, when the fight against drug trafficking was militarized. Since then, a staggering almost 275,000 people have been killed, according to official data that do not detail how many of these cases would be linked to organized crime.last_img read more