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Family friendly consultation period ended

first_imgThe Government consulted on a number of “family-friendly”options set out in the Green Paper Work and Parents – Competitiveness andChoice. These options included extending the period of unpaid maternity leaveso that women can stay at home for a year in total, and the right for mothersand fathers to work reduced hours when the mother’s maternity leave ends. Family friendly consultation period endedOn 7 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outguns Texas-Tyler Saturday

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball/Hunter Schofield/Jack Pagenkopf/Providence Mont./Texas-Tyler Patriots/Ty Glover November 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outguns Texas-Tyler Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, Dixie State men’s basketball improved to 2-0 on the season by getting past the Texas-Tyler Patriots 100-91 Saturday at Behnken Fieldhouse on the campus of Westminster College.The Trailblazers shot 55.9 percent for the game with junior center-forward Hunter Schofield (22 points, 10 rebounds, 9-14  shooting) leading Dixie State.The Trailblazers were also paced by senior guard Jack Pagenkopf, who amassed 17 points and 10 assists on 7-13 shooting for Jon Judkins’ squad.Ty Glover posted 34 points and 8 rebounds, while shooting 5-5 on 3-pointers and 7-7 at the foul line for the Patriots, who have faced four teams from the Beehive State this season already, Utah, BYU, Westminster and Dixie State.The Trailblazers resume their season Friday by hosting the 2019 Dixie State Classic at Burns Arena.Dixie State will face NAIA school Providence (Mont.) in an exhibition while Westminster faces Saint Martin’s on Friday as well at the event.last_img read more

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first_imgIS IT TRUE  that yesterday we were also told by credible sources that current City Council attorney Josh Claybourn is openly claiming that he has the votes to be retained as the 2020 Evansville City Council attorney?  …last night an e-mail was sent to the City-Council Observer in which Mr. Claybourn states that City Council members that want to retain him are: Brinkmeyer, Beane, Mosby, Elpers, Moore-Morley, Trockman and probably Weaver? IS IT TRUE that Mr. Wallace did a stint in Evansville as the founding CEO of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville and a key contributor to Innovation Pointe that is still the most technically advanced building in downtown Evansville?… Wallace celebrated his ten year anniversary of separation from GAGE with a bottle of Opus One on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome in August? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE yesterday we posted that former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel/Jones & Wallace and Democratic State Reperseentive Ryan Hatfield have shown interest in becoming the 2020 City Council attorney? IS IT TRUE we are now told that there are around 5 additional attorneys who would like to interview for the Evansville City Council legal counsel position?IS IT TRUE that former City-County Observer editor and occasional contributor Joe Wallace has accepted an appointment to the Technology Advisory Board of the California Utility Commissions EPIC program?…the EPIC program was established for the purpose of investing in promising technologies to further the use of renewable energy, to strengthen the electrical grid, and to assure that the California power grid is both reliable and sustainable?…the EPIC program invests roughly $130 million per year and has many applicants from all over the world competing for support for projects?… Wallace was invited because of his success in establishing the Innovation Hub or Renewable Energy in Palm Springs and for a lifetime of recognition as an engineering professional in the fields of energy, computer memories, laser-based metrology, and entrepreneurship associated with those technologies?center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE on Monday evening the Evansville City Council had the first reading of an ordinance permitting the issuance of Economic Development bonds to be drawn against the Jacobsville TIF?  …that bonds issued can not exceed $2,240,000 and the funds must be invested in an “Opportunity Zone”?  …that the Economic Development bond funds will have to be injected into an “Opportunity Zone” fund in which will be combined with other investor’s funds?  …that since the source of repayment of the bonds will come from the property tax assessment City Council members should be asking who are the investors in the “Opportunity Zone”?IS IT TRUE before the establishment of the Limited Liability Company the Economic Development bond funds and the investor funds must be deposited into an “Opportunity Zone” fund?  …members of the Evansville City Council should be asking who are the individuals or organizations that will be appointed as the Trustee of these funds?IS IT TRUE in order for the private investors to be able to have the maximum tax advantage, their fund injection must be invested by December 31, 2019?  …that there seems to be a sense of urgency regarding this extraordinary financing arrangement but we feel that members of the Evansville City Council should take some extra time to perform their due diligence?    …we should not have to remind them about the embarrassing Earthcare deal and the $200,000 lost of taxpayers dollars because our past elected officials didn’t do their due diligence?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Redevelopment Commission is 0-4 for attracting a grocery store at the old Buellers Grocery store building site located on North Main street?  …according to a legal agreement, if a grocery store is not quickly lured in, the developer is free to use the retail space anyway he wants?IS IT TRUE according to the Evansville Courier and Press that the  Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Superintendent David Smith was the highest-paid administrator in Indiana’s five largest school systems last year and local teachers were the lowest-paid?  … if this is true this is downright shameful?IS IT TRUE we are also told that many employees of the EVSC are finally getting tired of the practices of political patronage, nepotism and pork-barrel politics within the school system?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum?FOOTNOTES:  If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] Observer Comment Policy. 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first_imgAlthough rumored for months, the arrests appear imminent, according to a report from a New York-based TV network.Sources close to the investigation said this was something initiated by the city and the city is working closely with federal authorities on the matter.“Over the last three years this administration has initiated and worked with federal authorities in several investigations to root out corruption by long-term city employees. We have a zero tolerance policy and employees should be aware that if they break the law they will be held accountable,” said city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill. The scheme allegedly involved off-duty work assignments on street construction and other sites, and possible falsification of time sheets.Off-duty police officers are allowed to work security for private companies, although the process is monitored by the city. The city sets fees for officers as well as supervisors. The city is supposed to collect the fees then distribute the money to the officers. But in some cases, officers may not have bothered to report these jobs to the city and allegedly look direct payments.Reports: Transgender Secaucus youth removed from Cub Scouts for being born femaleA local Cub Scouts pack reportedly said that a transgender Secaucus boy cannot stay in the group because he was born female, North reported. Joe Maldonado had belonged to Cub Scout Pack 87 for a month before a scouting official called his mother with the news.Though Joe’s status was well known and he was accepted in the pack, parents reportedly complained about him.“It made me mad,” the 8-year-old told the press. “I had a sad face, but I wasn’t crying. I’m way more angry than sad. My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would let every person in the world go in. It’s right to do.”Kristie Maldonado commented that her son “would not be fine if I put him in Girl Scouts.”The decision follows the Boy Scouts of America’s monumental 2013 decision removing its membership ban on gay youth. A 2015 ruling also expanded membership to openly gay leaders. However, the Scouts declined to tell North Jersey whether or not they had a specific transgender policy. (They do permit transgender individuals to coeducational  programs, but not programs for boys only.)Both Cub Scout Pack 87 and Kristie Maldonado did not respond to requests for comment by press time Wednesday. To comment on this story, or if you have more information, email [email protected] City Police Officer passes away suddenlyUNION CITY — The Union City Police Department is mourning the loss of a veteran officer who suddenly died Monday evening. Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Fernandez, 48, suffered an undisclosed “medical emergency” at his Old Bridge home, Police Captain Nichelle Luster said today. Fernandez had 24 years on the job, having graduated from the police academy in 1993.“[He was] just an amazing guy,” Luster said. “Truly a gentleman. He embodied everything that we expect of our officers–kind, compassionate, respectful, professional.”The department is “in a little bit of shock” over Fernendez’s passing, Luster added, calling it “completely unexpected.” Fernandez’s final assignment before he passed was working the department’s motorcycle unit, which Luster called “his favorite assignment.”He leaves behind a wife and two children. A memorial service for Fernandez is in the planning stages. Watch next week’s newspaper for more information.‘Citizen advocacy group’ to meet monthlyHudson Civic Action, a local non-partisan citizen advocacy group, holds monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8 Columbia Terrace, Weehawken. Get engaged with your community and local government. RSVP to [email protected] Also, the group is planning four community workshops in 2017. The first will be “Know Your Rights” training with the ACLU, which will be presented twice, once in English, once in Spanish.Could modern bumpers have mitigated the Hoboken train crash?According to the Associated Press, experts said recently that more modern bumpers in the Hoboken train terminal might have lessened the impact in the deadly Sept. 29 commuter train crash. The bumpers with hydraulic shock absorbers and friction shoes are used in Atlantic City, but not in Hoboken, where the same concrete and steel bumpers have been used since 1907.Experts said the more modern bumpers wouldn’t have been able to stop the train that crashed into Hoboken terminal at 21 mph, but might have slowed it and lessened the damage.The fatal crash injured over 100 people and killed Hoboken mother Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34.Only one of the tracks at Hoboken terminal has had a bumper replaced. The others still feature the concrete and steel stationary bumpers.Steven Santoro, NJ Transit executive director, told the Associated Press NJ Transit is currently in the process of hiring a consultant to review the bumping posts at Hoboken to help determine whether they need to be replaced.Santoro said including bumping posts with friction shoes could potentially cause train overcrowding as they would need to be placed farther away from the track’s end.It would “exacerbate an issue that already exists in terms of track lengths,” he told the AP. “We would like every platform to be a 10-car platform but can’t do that. We are physically constrained by the length of trains we have in our system, and we have to factor that into our analysis.”“Had there been something in place that would absorb some of the kinetic energy of the train, therefore there may have been less damage to the structure and that piece may not have fallen? That’s certainly possible,” said train expert Gus Ubaldi.According to the AP, federal investigators are examining how the bumping post in Hoboken performed compared to one in a similar accident at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in 2014.To read our prior coverage, look under “Hoboken news” at still trying to determine furniture fire’s originNorth Bergen officials are still trying to determine what sparked a five-alarm fire at a local furniture store. The blaze happened Dec. 21st at Kennedy Furniture on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 13th Street. It took over three hours for the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue to bring it under control.A day after the fire, a township official cited unauthorized work on the building’s roof as a possible culprit: “It’s certainly something that we are looking at,” spokesperson Phil Swibinski said. “Roofing work was being done on the building yesterday (Wednesday) morning that involved using torches. However, until the investigation is complete, we cannot definitively determine the cause of the fire. We are specifically looking into whether the roofing contractor followed safety procedures, such as having fire extinguishers onsite during the roofing work and obtaining a permit from the Building Department.”He added that he believes the fire was accidental. The fire completely destroyed the building, leaving it a pile of steel and burned debris in its aftermath.Officials probe electrical fire at West New York high-riseWest New York officials are investigating the cause of an electrical fire that broke out inside a 26-story high-rise at 5601 Boulevard East on Tuesday, according to local media reports. They quoted Deputy Fire Chief Nick Gazzillo of North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue as saying there were “four spot fires” after a report of an explosion on the eighth floor of the Overlook Terrace South tower. Gazzillo said there were no serious injuries, although several residents were treated at the scene.West New York Mayor Felix Roque, who was at the scene, said, “We’re just happy everyone’s alive and well.” Traffic was backed up around the area as Boulevard East was shut down between 54th and 60th streets.Free parking in Hoboken for new yearTo encourage local shopping this holiday season, the city of Hoboken is offering up to four hours of free garage parking in municipal garages B (28 Second St.), D (215 Hudson St.), and Midtown (371 Fourth St.) on Saturday, Dec. 31and Sunday, Jan. 1for visitors who come to Hoboken to shop or dine.Parking meters are free on Sundays.The city offered the same service this past weekend for holiday shopping.Harlow Winter Village skating rink officially openedHoboken’s new seasonal ice skating rink officially opened Thursday Dec. 22 under the 14th Street Viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets and will operate until the end of February.The rink is sponsored by Advance Realty, the developer of the Harlow apartment building at 1330 Willow Ave.“We’re delighted to help bring this unique recreational offering to northwest Hoboken,” said Peter Cocoziello, president and CEO of Advance Realty. “We are extremely excited to be a part of the Hoboken community, and we look forward to meeting some of our new neighbors at the ‘Winter Village’.”The 3,100 square foot rink uses synthetic ice which is designed for skating with regular metal-blade ice skates and is slightly slower than ice.Admission is free and visitors may bring their own skates, or rent at $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Vendors and skate rentals are cash only.Secaucus School District Names Teachers of the YearThe Secaucus School District recently named its Teachers of The Year from each local school for the 2016-17 year. Winners include: Maleesa Lamatina from Clarendon School, Cindy Viera from Huber Street School, Toni Ann Palmisano from Secaucus Middle School, and Allison Urbanovich, from Secaucus High School. Educators receive the honor via panels from their respective schools. Those panels contrast each nominee’s qualifications with criteria from the State of New Jersey Department of Education. “Each of our Teachers of the Year are exemplary educators who are held in the highest of esteem within the school and town community,” said Interim Superintendant Kenneth Knops about the winners. “They certainly represent the district in the finest of fashion.”Secaucus Walmart dealing with constant theftsOfficers charged and arrested three people in November who allegedly attempted a robbery at the town’s Walmart, police said. Officials have noted at least 13 theft attempts at the Walmart within the last few months. Working in conjunction with police, Walmart says its loss prevention team has prevented over $5,000 in unpaid items from leaving the store since August. Police sayover 12 percent of the township’s arrests for 2015 came from Walmart. In response, the town is considering permanently placing a police officer inside the store. Mayor Michael Gonnelli plans to meet with store officials to discuss security measures in early 2017.North Bergen spreads holiday cheer with free gifts for 800 kids, food for 400 seniorsMayor Nicholas Sacco, alongside Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, held the annual North Bergen Toy Drive at the town’s Recreation Center Dec. 22. Approximately 250 families picked up free gifts for their kids– around 800 young ones in total. Each family also received a chicken and a bag of sides. NB C.A.R.E.S (Community Assistance Relief Events and Support), a relief program to assist displaced North Bergen residents, worked with the North Bergen Police Department and the North Bergen Board of Education to gather the toys in November at various town locations.The town also gave 400 seniors at the center cooked meals. PBA Local 18 and 18A both contributed funds for the drive. Additional contributors included Avalon Bay, Bar One, Bottle Co., and Broadway Pharmacy. A local Walgreens donated many of the toys and gifts. Leftover items after the drive were donated to local charities and/or the relief center.Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. You may attend an information session at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Room 901, on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit author releases new children’s bookWeehawken resident Theresa Borrelli has published her second children’s book, “Ariel’s Home Adventures.” This is Borrelli’s eight book, and includes a musical spoken word/poetry CD. “Ariel’s Home Adventures” and her other works may be found on,, and other sites and venues. “Ariel’s Home Adventures” is available in ebook format at is available to read and entertain at schools, libraries, and day care centers, and may be reached at [email protected] 1 / 3    2 / 3    3 / 3  ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 3    2 / 3    3 / 3  ❮ ❯center_img Arrests of Jersey City police on alleged corruption appear imminentIn a probe initiated by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea, as many as a dozen Jersey City police officers may been arrested in connection with an alleged private security scheme.last_img read more

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World War I Historical Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 gives thanks

first_imgCOMMANDER GLEN J. FLORA To the Editor: On behalf of all officers and members of our World War I Historical Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 and Veterans Museum, I would like to thank the Bayonne Board of Education, District Administration, our many sponsors, committee members, and our community for a successful second Field of Heroes honoring our veterans. You not only honored all veterans; but also gave special tribute to John Baccarella, Alfred E. Bell, Donald J. Cruden (posthumously), Barry Dugan, Donald Miller, and Frank Polera (posthumously).We thank our dedicated committee members who went above and beyond to ensure this program was just as exceptional as the First 2016 Field of Heroes initiated by Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Ed.D.: Dr. Michael A. Wanko, Dr. Dennis Degnan, Timothy Craig, Daniel Ward, Neil Carroll, Hon. Theodore Garelick, Richard Baccarella, James Pondillo, Victoria Del Regno, R.N., Bayonne High School, Honor Guards and Veterans’ Color Guards. This event was touched by the musical renditions for our veterans performed by our Bayonne High School Band. There are so many who are worthy of special thanks.A special thanks to all our sponsors: Bayonne Chapter UNICO, BCB Community Bank, The Chandelier Restaurant, Donohue, Gironda, Doria & Tomkins, LLC, Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, J&J Printing Co., Rosemary Kellner, Allstate Insurance, McCabe Ambulance Service, and Jason O’Donnell and Family.All proceeds from the 2017 Field of Heroes keeps our World War I Historical Joyce VFW Post 226 Veterans Museum Educational Lecture Tour Program ongoing through the year for our youth and our community.We sincerely thank you.Commander and Museum Founder Glen J. FloraSenior Vice Commander and Museum Curator Joseph KennedyCommander’s Aide & Tour Coordinator Jackie S. George, EsquireMain Speakers: Commander Glen Flora, Mayor Richard Rutkowski, Chuck Gallagher, Peter Mahalson, Louis Rowan, Chaplain Joe Kochanski, John Scafidi, and Joe Formolalast_img read more

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New Hotel Coming to Ocean City in 2020

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiConstruction will begin this week on an all-suites boutique hotel that its developers plan to have ready for Ocean City’s 2020 summer tourism season.Called the North Island Inn, the project will be built in a prime location at the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue only a block from the beach and Boardwalk.Christopher Glancey, a Sea Isle City developer who has expanded into Ocean City with his business partner Bob Morris, said the all-suites lodging will cater to families wanting to be close to the beach and Boardwalk shops, eateries and amusement rides during their summer vacations.“You have everything Ocean City has to offer within a block away. With a family with kids, it makes your life much easier,” Glancey said in an interview Monday.Representing their first investment in Ocean City, Glancey and Morris bought the Impala Motel last year at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue. They continue to operate the Impala, but demolished a small annex of the motel across the street along with an adjacent garage to create room for the North Island Inn.An architectural rendering depicts the proposed North Island Inn.Plans call for three stories of hotel space built over a ground-level parking garage. Glancey said the project will run in the millions, but declined to divulge the exact cost.North Island Inn represents the first new hotel built in Ocean City in perhaps 20 years or more and will help update the lodging market with modern, family-friendly accommodations, according to Glancey.“There haven’t been any new hotels in a long time,” he said.The new hotel will feature 15 suites, each encompassing about 1,300 square feet of space. Glancey said the large suites will give families plenty of room and flexibility while spending their vacations at the shore.“This is Ocean City. This is America’s Greatest Family Resort. That’s the whole idea with the suites,” Glancey pointed out.The property is cleared and awaiting the start of construction this week.Featuring a beach-themed design, the North Island Inn will position itself as a “mid-market” property to make the suites affordable to Ocean City’s typical family vacationers, Glancey said.“It’s going to be nice and new, but it’s not going to be anything outrageous,” he said.The Impala, meanwhile, will continue to operate as a mid-level motel, Glancey noted. The Impala advertises itself as budget lodging, but its location at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue provides guests with a prime spot just a block away from the beach and Boardwalk.Glancey and Morris inherited the North Island Inn project when they bought the Impala last year from motel operator Anthony J. Frank and his family for an undisclosed price. The hotel project was granted Ocean City Planning Board approval in 2017 when it was being proposed then by Frank.Before expanding into the Ocean City market, Glancey and Morris spent millions of dollars to build mixed-used projects in Sea Isle City that combined retail shops, restaurants and upscale condominiums.Developer Christopher Glancey is expanding to Ocean City after making his mark in Sea Isle City.Glancey and Morris began in 2016 with their trendy Dunes development, a restaurant and condominium complex on Landis Avenue between 86th and 87th streets in Sea Isle’s Townsends Inlet section.They followed up on the Dunes with two more mixed-use projects in Townsends Inlet called the Cove and the Cape. The three-story buildings, which blend retail, commercial and condo space, are located a block from each other on Landis Avenue between 85th and 87th streets.The Impala Motel deal last year closely followed Glancey and Morris’ $7.3 million purchase of the LaCosta Lounge, a popular Sea Isle bar that has been a centerpiece of the beach town’s entertainment scene since the 1960s.Glancey and Morris plan to redevelop the LaCosta site with a new hotel, bars and a restaurant, but are holding off on construction until late 2019. This is expected to be the last year for LaCosta, which will be demolished to create room for the new development. This site at the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue is being redeveloped for the all-suite North Island Inn.last_img read more

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Young: Not passing another relief bill could be costlier in the long run

first_img Facebook Young: Not passing another relief bill could be costlier in the long run Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp By Network Indiana – August 7, 2020 1 468 Pinterest (Photo supplied/U.S. Senator Todd Young) The price of doing nothing, and not passing another coronavirus relief bill, could be way more costly than the possible price tag of what has been proposed so far, said Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.). He said people who are fiscally conservative should be looking at those long-term costs.“Fiscally conservative people need to contemplate the cost of doing nothing,” said Young, by phone from DC. “What is the cost of the barber shop from down the road going out of business? Well, a number of barbers and the owner will be on public assistance. What is the cost of an entire manufacturing operation going out of business? Well, it’s long-term unemployment. It’s disability insurance. It’s food stamps.”One of the hang-ups in negotiations is the price of the bill, which is a problem for Young’s fellow senator and fellow Republican, Mike Braun.“I know this is a difficult thing for conservatives to ask themselves, but are you truly a conservative if you support voting no on something that will keep somebody off public assistance?” asked Young. “We don’t want to be penny wise and pound foolish. We need to make the necessary investments now, whatever the sticker price may seem to be.”Young prioritized what Republicans want in the bill. He said first is liability protections for businesses, so they can’t be sued easily if people get coronavirus by working or shopping there. He said making sure schools can make it safe for kids to go back to school is next.The third point is helping hardest-hit businesses. Young said his RESTART Act will help with that. He said half of the Senate have signed on as co-sponsors.“That will provide long-term working capital loans to help out our restaurants and our boutiques, manufacturing operations, these businesses that have to survive the pandemic because they are engines of our economy.”Young said the Act is part of some fierce negotiations in which both Ds and Rs are playing hardball.“I do believe that (House Speaker ) Nancy Pelosi has calculated that she will benefit from the chaos that might emerge if we don’t end up passing a bill,” he said, “then she’ll end up pushing through her Green New Deal, higher taxes, significantly higher spending.”Young said he believes the president’s threat to take executive action to push out some sort of relief action, is a way to put pressure on both sides.“He wants to apply pressure to both sides, that is the administration and the treasury secretary on one side and Nancy Pelosi on the other, to come to terms and find a deal, and I agree with the president.”Young said he believes whatever bill may come out of the negotiations would contain more “stimulus ” payments for people. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMishawaka distributing e-learning devices to studentsNext articleHow to say no when you’re stressed out or frustrated with life Network Indiana Facebook Google+last_img read more

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‘Tis the Season to Help Meet All Of Your Customers’ Data Protection Needs — and Rev Up High-Margin Sales in 2018

first_imgAs a highly qualified Dell EMC channel partner, you’ve earned the trust and confidence of your customers that you can deliver powerful IT solutions that can help transform their enterprise performance and organizational productivity. As we head into 2018, we want to help you help them even more by transforming their total data protection in ways we think our competitors cannot match — all along the data protection continuum, including data replication, snapshot, backup and archive.That’s why we’ve launched a major marketing campaign on our Partner Portal around the comprehensive Dell EMC Data Protection portfolio. We think it’s a campaign that leaves nothing to chance. We have the Dell EMC products you need to help fulfill the demand our marketing and promotion materials will help you generate.We offer Data Protection Storage of all types and capacities, plus Data Protection Software to match. Together, these offer you plenty of ways to tailor solutions to help meet your customers’ most demanding needs, whatever their production and archive environments might require.With the Dell EMC Data Protection portfolio, you can help your customers gain:Reduced costs – Our solutions can lower costs by up to 88 percent compared to traditional approaches.[1] And their cost-effectiveness can apply wherever their data resides, whether on-premises, in the cloud or some combination of these models.Extreme performance – With automation across the entire VMware protection stack, plus best-in-class performance and data efficiency, your customers need up to 72 times less storage capacity and up to 98 percent less network usage.[2] Those economies notwithstanding, they can achieve up to 20 times faster backups[3] and up to 10 times faster recoveries for mission-critical appsOptimal scalability – Optional Data Domain Cloud Tier software, for example, expands 50 PB of local logical capacity to 150 PB to support long-term retention requirements.A recent addition to the portfolio is Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), which we introduced this past May. It’s a convenient, all-in-one data protection solution that comes pre-integrated, fully converged with flash storage, software, search and analytics capabilities packed into one powerful rack appliance. Plus, with the IDPA, coverage can seamlessly extend to the cloud, with native cloud-tiering for long-term retention to private or public cloud.In fact, the Dell EMC IDPA can deliver total data protection up to 10 times[4] faster than the time it’d take to protect your data with traditional, build-your-own-data-protection alternatives. And it provides 20 percent[5] faster performance than the closest competition. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to help your customers protect, grow and transform their businesses. With such compelling economics, it should be an easy sell.And to help you open doors to make those sales, we’ve posted all kinds of educational and selling resources to our Data Protection Partner Portal. There, you’ll find the Dell EMC Data Protection Campaign messaging and Activation Pack to jump-start your marketing and sales efforts. There are also sales plays, handouts and special offers and promotions. Of course, be sure to visit our Partner Advantage Program to see what lucrative incentives we’ve put in place to really help supercharge your motivation to sell.Take a minute to learn more about the many lucrative data protection opportunities you’ll find just about everywhere you look by checking out these short videos:“Be a hero with Dell EMC Data Protection – Part 1”“Be a hero with Dell EMC Data Protection – Part 2”________________________________________________________________[1] ESG White Paper, “Economic Value of In-cloud Data Protection with Dell EMC Data Protection Software,” June 2017. Compared to competitor running EC2 and EBS. Actual cost-savings will vary.[2] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, July 2017.[3] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.[4] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.[5] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.last_img read more

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Forestry/Fisheries Training

first_imgSouth Georgia foresters and landowners connected to the $600 million per year forestry industry will now receive better guidance from University of Georgia Extension agents thanks to a recently held UGA forestry and fisheries management training course. The UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources collaborated with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to present the two-day training, held Sept. 25-26 in Tifton. The course served as a training guide for agents who receive daily calls from landowners and timber producers trying to enhance timber production. David Moorhead, professor of silviculture — the branch of forestry charged with the development and care of forests — at the Warnell School, said UGA Extension agents most often field calls from landowners concerned about dying trees and planting new ones.“For the forestry side, we’re looking at forest health issues. [Landowners] have questions about herbicide use for planted pines. Lots of questions come in for management of ponds and fisheries, too,” Moorhead said.Moorhead, who also co-directs the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in Tifton, was one of six instructors who taught the 41 south Georgia agents in attendance. A similar training session will be held for north Georgia agents in the near future.Fellow UGA Warnell School professors Jay Shelton, Kris Irwin, David Dickens and Ben Jackson joined Moorhead in the training sessions, as did Gary Burtle, an associate professor in CAES’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences on the Tifton campus, who helped address fisheries management.Forestry and related products generated $609 million in 2012, with 86 percent of that revenue coming from timber production, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.“Pulp prices, especially, have been much better over the last year and a half. We’ve got a lot of people that have been out there thinning their pine stands,” said Ronnie Barentine, UGA Extension county coordinator and agricultural and natural resources agent for Dooly County. “Having that knowledge and going out there and helping a landowner determine when it’s the best time to thin out their timber is a really good part of that training.”According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there are 500,000 acres of fishing impoundments in Georgia. To better meet landowners’ needs, Irwin said Extension agents must understand landowners’ objectives in managing their local ponds.“Do they want trophy bass? Do they want to catch bluegill? How does the landowner envision a successful fishing trip? From there, they can begin to develop a management strategy that will produce those results,” Irwin said.Proper pond management involves more than just walking up to and looking at a pond, he continued.“You’ve got to do multiple things: electrofishing and seining to evaluate fish, evaluating water quality, talking with landowners and finding out the history of the stocking of the pond,” Irwin said. “It’s important for agents to understand it is a complex system. You can’t just look at a few of the variables. You have to gather a lot of information.”Pond management also involves the identification and treatment of aquatic weeds, a regular part of Thomas County agriculture and natural resources agent Andrew Sawyer’s daily tasks.“We’re always identifying weeds in the pond, and we’re always looking at weed control options,” Sawyer said.To receive free forestry and fishery related advice, contact your local UGA Extension office by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

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7 benefits of improving your credit score this year

first_imgby: Brian O’ConnellNo doubt about it, having good credit keeps more money in your pocket and gives less to banks, credit card firms and other creditors. Even so, many Americans don’t know their own credit scores, and that can be a big omission for consumers who otherwise could be benefitting from good credit. A 2013 survey from the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions found 40 percent of U.S. adults don’t know credit card issuers and mortgage lenders base credit decisions on consumer credit scores.The moral of the story? Don’t let that happen to you. Knowing your credit score is an all-important first step in establishing good credit, and having good credit means enjoying the following seven personal financial benefits.7 Reasons It Pays to Have Good Credit1. You’ll get speedier loan approvalsHaving great credit means getting loan and credit approvals faster. Once retailers, financial institutions and other creditors see your solid credit, you’ll get approvals for loans and credit instantly, in many cases. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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