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Medellín set to be first Colombian city to reopen casinos

first_img Regions: LATAM Colombia Casinos and bingo halls in the Colombian city of Medellín will be permitted to reopen from the third week of September (starting 14 September) after being closed since March because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Medellín set to be first Colombian city to reopen casinos AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casinos and bingo halls in the Colombian city of Medellín will be permitted to reopen from the third week of September (starting 14 September) after being closed since March because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The city – the country’s second-largest –  will be the first in Colombia to do so, after downgrading its alert level from orange to yellow due to a low infection fatality rate and a lower number of deaths per capita than other municipalities.“Enough is enough, we need to reopen the economy and that is why Medellín has committed to starting this process of economic opening with the National Government, with the guarantee that it’s time to give people a break,” Medellín mayor Daniel Quintero said.Elsewhere in Colombia, the city of Cartago last week authorised a pilot plan to reopen land-based gaming venues, but did not provide a date for reopening.This came after the country’s Ministry of Health allowed local districts and municipalities to authorise the reopening of casino and bingo establishments in late July.In August, the Ministry published a series of health and safety requirements for reopening, requiring physical barriers to be used to separate players at slot machines, with all devices to be disinfected after use. In addition, food and alcohol may not be consumed in the venues.Gambling industry trade association Fecoljuegos claims the government has missed out on  COP225bn(£46m/$60.1m/€51.2m) in tax revenue as a result of the closures from March this year. Email Address 25th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

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NBA LIVE: Thunder vs Heat Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date,…

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Minigolf installed in English cathedral to draw in younger visitors

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The nave of Rochester Cathedral in England has been transformed into a minigolf course. Photo: Rochester Cathedral via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A minigolf course has been installed in a Church of England cathedral at Rochester in Kent to help build bridges with young people.Although worship services will continue as normal, the medieval nave has been transformed by a green and various bridges which visitors can send their golf balls through while being inspired by the architecture.Read the full article here. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Minigolf installed in English cathedral to draw in younger visitors In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Rachel FarmerPosted Aug 2, 2019 Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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TV advert promotes Christian Aid Week 2013

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bite Back at Hunger campaign comes to TV  3 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2013 | News TV advert promotes Christian Aid Week 2013 Christian Aid has launched a TV advert to promote Christian Aid Week, which runs from 12 to 18 May 2013.Part of the ‘Bite Back at Hunger’ theme of this year’s campaign, it presents a positive image of how the charity is helping to overcome poverty. It is being broadcast on all the UK’s major commercial channels throughout Christian Aid Week.There are no professional actors involved. It was filmed in York Island, a fishing village of around 200 people in southern Sierra Leone. The character of ‘Mo’ is played by Michael, the head teacher of York Island’s school, and a former fisherman. The children go to Michael’s school.In this district Christian Aid provides support such as the solar-powered freezer that is mentioned in the advert. Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Christian Aid DRTV video About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Free spring band concert

first_img By admin – April 16, 2018 Free spring band concert Facebook Facebook Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. WhatsApp Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes facing playoff eliminationNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Dreaming of state officials who care about education admin Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local News A Spring Band ConcertThe Odessa College Music Department has scheduled a Spring Band Concert featuring music based on traditional dances. Music from composers George Gershwin, Robert Russell Bennett, and Arturo Marquez from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at OC, 201 W. University Blvd.The event is free.last_img read more

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Mollie Tibbetts’ father: ‘Don’t distort her death to advance racist views’

first_imgWOI(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — The father of Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant in Iowa, is speaking out against people using his daughter’s death to “advance racist views.”“The person who is accused of taking Mollie’s life is no more a reflection of the Hispanic community as white supremacists are of all white people,” wrote Rob Tibbetts in an op-ed published yesterday in the Des Moines Register.“To suggest otherwise is a lie,” he wrote.In a speech in Ohio on Aug. 21, President Donald Trump used Tibbetts’ death to attack the Democratic Party, saying that “any party that puts criminal aliens before American citizens should be out of office, not into office.”On Aug. 31, Donald Trump Jr. wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register in which he attacked democrats and the media, writing that “Mollie was murdered by an illegal alien and her murder would never have happened if we policed our southern border properly.”“I encourage the debate on immigration; there is great merit in its reasonable outcome,” wrote Rob Tibbetts. “But do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist.”Tibbetts, a rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared on July 18 after going out for a jog in the farming town of Brooklyn, Iowa. Following a search that lasted for more than a month, police arrested her alleged killer, Cristhian Bahena Rivera. Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder.Surveillance video led to the identification of a vehicle belonging to Rivera, and an investigation determined that he was one of the last people to see Mollie Tibbetts alive, police said.Rivera later admitted to getting out of his car and running alongside Tibbetts, police said. After Tibbetts threatened to call the police, Rivera allegedly told authorities that he got mad and “blocked” what happened next from his memory.He told authorities that he did remember dragging Tibbetts, with blood on the side of her head, into a cornfield, and leaving her there, officials said. Rivera later allegedly led authorities to Tibbetts’ body.Rivera faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted.Tibbetts was buried on Aug. 23 in a funeral attended by over 1,000 people.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Prospective jurors to be questioned ahead of newspaper shooting trial

first_imgcsreed/iStock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Hundreds of prospective jurors are headed to a Maryland courthouse Friday as jury selection begins in the trial of the suspected Capital Gazette newspaper gunman. On June 28, 2018, four journalists — Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara — and a sales assistant — Rebecca Smith — were gunned down at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis in what became the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history.The suspected gunman, Jarrod Ramos, allegedly had a long grudge against the newspaper. Ramos, 39, facing charges including five counts of murder, has pleaded not criminally responsible — Maryland’s version of the insanity defense, reported The Capital Gazette.Three hundred potential jurors will begin the selection process Friday, filling out questionnaires, according to the Capital Gazette.Three days of jury selection is expected to start on Oct. 30.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Appeal plans set by HSE

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Appeal plans set by HSEOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today A notice of approval has been issued by the HSE, setting out procedures forstaff appealing against decisions recorded in their health records under theIonising Radiations Regulations 1999. An employee aggrieved by a decision recorded in their record can apply tothe HSE for the decision to be reviewed. If the appeal is upheld the employee’s health record will be amended or theconditions imposed by the original decision changed. Copies of the notice from the HSE, Radiation Protection Policy, 6NW, RoseCourt, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS or on Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Saudi Aramco to launch $75bn dividend ahead of IPO delayed by drone attacks

first_imgSaudi Aramco was revealed as the world’s most profitable company on 1 April when it released its debut bond, and has been expanding ever since with a flurry of acquisitions Saudi Aramco IPO announcement follows debut bondSaudi Aramco was revealed as the world’s most profitable company on 1 April when it released its debut bond, and has been expanding ever since with a flurry of acquisitions.The oil and gas giant generated a gargantuan $111bn in profit last year, comfortably topping second-placed Apple, which became the first company to be valued at more than $1tn in August.But drone strikes on its Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities on 14 September have disrupted the plans for an IPO – initially tabled for 2020 or 2021.Chairman Yassir al-Rumayyan has said publicly that the stock market listing will still go ahead within one year – although Reuters has reported the incident is likely to delay the float while the firm works to rebuild confidence and restore production.Following the attacks, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister was quick to assure traders his country’s oil production would be back to normal by the end of September, while Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said half the production lost as a result had already been recovered. US shale operators struggling amid the Saudi-led oil price war (Credit: White House/Shealah Craighead) Saudi Aramco has revealed plans to pay a $75bn dividend to investors in 2020, as it forges ahead with preparations for an initial public offering (IPO).A public float has been touted for some time, with a debut bond issued by the state-owned Saudi oil giant in April fanning the flames of speculation the firm was gearing up to go public.However, last month’s drone attacks on two of its key production facilities in Saudi Arabia have reportedly thrown its timetable into uncertainty.The dividend announcement is considered an effort to boost investor interest ahead of a future public offering, with the company still hoping to secure a market valuation as high as $2tn.A corporate overview on the Saudi Aramco website outlines plans for the $75bn shareholder dividend in 2020, as well as a “progressive growing dividend on a sustainable basis at board discretion”.Saudi Aramco added in the statement: “For the years 2020 to 2024, if annual dividends declared would have been less than $75bn, dividends to non-government shareholders are intended to be prioritised so that they receive their pro-rata share of a $75bn equivalent dividend.“In such case, the government will receive the remaining amount of dividend.”Aside from the dividend, Saudi Aramco also announced a change to its royalty payments scheme on Brent crude oil – with the marginal rate amended to 15% for prices up to $70 per barrel, 45% between $70 and $100, and 80% if the price rises above $100.last_img read more

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What impact would Grexit have on UK housing market?

first_imgMany people believe Greece could now exit from the Eurozone after Greek nationals rejected the terms of an international bailout in Sunday’s referendum.By voting ‘no’, the people of Greece have not chosen to return to the drachma. This is not a vote for ‘Grexit’. But there are some European officials who have already warned that creditors could take the ‘no’ vote to mean that Greeks had rejected further talks.So far the UK housing market has remained largely unaffected by the goings on in Greece, thanks partly to the fact that the UK is not part of the Eurozone and so it has not directly contributed to bailing out Greece since the country got into trouble after the financial crisis.The UK has only really provided a fraction of the assistance indirectly through its membership and contributions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and as a consequence, Jones Lang LaSalle believes that it is unlikely that even if Greece did leave the eurozone the UK’s housing market would end up being adversely affected.Commenting on the implications of a ‘Grexit’ from the Euro, Andrew Burrell (left), Head of Forecasting at JLL commented, “Our view is that real estate will hold up well, even if the short term dislocation is dramatic. If a last minute deal cannot be secured, the prospect will be increased volatility, capital controls and rising bond yields, adversely impacting on financial markets.”As a result, post-Grexit, core European property markets, including the UK, should continue to benefit from plentiful liquidity and low financing costs.“Debt may become more expensive in peripheral Europe in the short term, but not in Germany, France and the UK.”In fact, Burrell forecasts that given the turbulence elsewhere, many international investors will continue “to be drawn to real estate”, including that of the UK housing market, “for its defensive qualities”.He added, “If the UK economy remains resilient, Grexit may even increase the attractiveness of the UK as a safe haven.”JLL Grexit UK housing market Andrew Burrell July 8, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » What impact would Grexit have on UK housing market? previous nextHousing MarketWhat impact would Grexit have on UK housing market?Stock markets around the world have fallen after Greece rejected the terms of an international bailout in Sunday’s referendum, but what is set to happen to the UK housing market?The Negotiator8th July 20150543 Viewslast_img read more

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ARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition postponed again

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » ARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition postponed again previous nextAssociations & BodiesARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition postponed againThe 2020 ARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition, postponed from March and rescheduled for October 2020 will not take place this year, ARLA has confirmed.The Negotiator31st July 20200885 Views The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another event as victim, as the 2020 Propertymark ARLA Conference is rescheduled for April 2021. Effectively the 2020 event has been cancelled.The new date for the event will be 27th April 2021, at ExCel in London’s Docklands, ironically the location of the London Nightingale Hospital, set up to accommodate Coronavirus victims.The event attracts over 1000 letting agents annually and over 60 suppliers to the industry and is seen as one of the industry’s key networking opportunities. The loss of the event will deal a considerable blow to the association’s income for 2020.A spokesperson for Propertymark ARLA said, “Because of the ongoing uncertainty in respect of large, publicly attended events taking place during this period, ARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition has been postponed until 27 April 2021.“We have worked closely with the venue, ExCel London, and our sponsors and exhibitors and the safety of all involved remains our highest priority.“A team from multiple departments at ARLA Propertymark work together throughout the year to plan and deliver our biggest national event. The decision to postpone is very disappointing and we appreciate that this delay is frustrating for all those planning to attend.“We want to thank all of our exhibitors and sponsors for their patience and we look forward to collaborating with them on our new date.“We can confirm that all existing conference registrations will be automatically transferred to the new conference date. If you have booked places at the conference on behalf of your colleagues and not provided their contact details, please pass this information on and refer them to the website.” Conference 2021 ARLA Conference 2020 Propertymark ARLA ARLA conference postponed ARLA Conference Excel July 31, 2020Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Mayoral Canididate Gail Riecken Speech About City Finances

first_imgPlease take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read. New addition to the CCO is the Cause of Death reports generated by the Vanderburgh County Health Department.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Thank you everyone for joining me this morning.In 2014 & 2015, Mayor Winnecke stood in front of the Evansville Rotary Club, and declared the State of the City to be strong.  However, it has become clear to me that the State of our City’s finances is anything but strong.Today, I want you to understand why we should all be concerned about our city finances.The starting balance of years 2013 going forward of the General Fund is plummeting.In 2013 & 2014, the Mayor spent more money than he took in, and he isn’t paying all our bills.  His administration are playing a shell game, moving funds from one city account to another at the right moment to show a positive balance.The Mayor’s Controller admitted this in a City Council meeting on April 13th.  He stated it was the administration’s “plan to have a positive balance”.   The pre-mature transfer of $2.5 million from the Water & Sewer Utility to the General Fund is but one example of shell game tactics.These shell game tactics have resulted in the city using today’s money to pay yesterday’s debts.So instead of fixing the leaky roof, we are paying for car repairs done 6 months ago.Following this trend, where do we end up in 2016?We must change the way we do business, and not let wasteful spending hold us back.The current administration has become all flash and no substance. Instead of looking at our dwindling General Fund Balance and trying to fix the problem, the Administration simply attempts to cover up the fact that a problem exists.  We can do better.The residents of Evansville need to hold their elected officials accountable.  The Mayor and his administration keep spending our money on irresponsible and foolish measures, which has cost the city millions of dollars.  These measures show a lack of leadership.  It is a lack of leadership that has placed us in the financial situation we find our city in today.It was a lack of leadership in the Mayor’s Department of Metropolitan Development that caused the city to drastically overpay to the tune of $535,000 for the old CVS Building on Columbia & North Main.It was a lack of leadership on the Mayor himself that lead to $200,000 in our tax dollars being thrown away to Earth Care Energy.  It was a lack of leadership that has led to the city spending at least $1.6 million on multiple failed attempts to build a Convention Hotel.The Mayor needs to be held responsible for the fact that the city’s funds are being mismanaged.  The buck stops with him.We as a city are on the brink of financial peril.  We must admit that we have a spending problem, and begin the work to fix the problem.  We need a leader who is willing to admit these issues that we face.  For if we cannot admit our problems, we cannot begin to solve them.We must ensure the financial future of our city.  I will work tirelessly as your next mayor to ensure this, not for ourselves, but for my children and grandchildren.  My two daughters,  Julia Belle and Katie, and my 3, soon to be 4 grandchildren, deserve the best Evansville we can give them.  It is our duty to leave our children and grandchildren a city better than it was left for us.Our moment is now.  Our mission is clear.  And our opportunity is in front of usThank you.Gail Riecken Candidate for the Mayor of Evansvillelast_img read more

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O.C. Schools Celebrate First Day with Pep Rally and Cheers

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEInstead of just opening the doors in the ordinary, regular, and lackluster way some districts begin a new year, Ocean City celebrates with a party of sorts.Pop music played as students got off the buses at Ocean City High School on Thursday morning. School staff, led by Jill Berenato, Kathy Sykes and Kelly Halliday, who used bullhorns to call out hellos to students, began the opening day festivities. Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor, High School Principal Matt Jamison and Athletic Director Geoffrey Haines were some of the administrators who greeted the students.From left, Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, freshmen Lane Michael and Valentina Asenov, Athletic Director Geoffrey Haines and Principal Dr. Matt Jamison.Some 1,200-plus students poured into the festive entrance to the high school, where banners welcomed them along with a host of teachers and other staffers.School staff wore T-shirts that read “100 percent,” showing students how much the district is behind them.The school marching band performed as students headed into the hallways. Some students chatted with friends they hadn’t seen all summer.It was time for school, to see favorite teachers, coaches and classmates.Noe Olmedo, 15, of Ocean City, is looking forward to his freshman year.“I think it’s going to be good,” said freshman Noe Olmedo, 15, of Ocean City. “It’s different from Intermediate School. I have a football game after this. We should do well. We’ve had good practices.”Lane Michael, also a freshman, summed up the feelings for some on the first day. “I’m excited and a little nervous at the same time,” she said.And the celebratory mood of the students extended throughout the district as the Intermediate School and Primary School each had their own festive beginning to the new school year.Primary School students get ready for a new year. (Photo credit: JASM Consulting)“Each of the schools welcome the students in a celebratory way,” Dr. Taylor said. “This is what we are about, positive support for our children. This is a great opening day.”The students are not the only ones who receive warm welcomes by the district.Jamison said a few years ago, when the district decided to do the pep rallies and celebrations for opening day, it was to show staff and students how much the district cares.“We want the students and our school staff to know we want them there and we are behind them,” he noted. “Instead of just opening the doors, why not do something better to start the school year?”Students head into school, while district employees wearing “100 percent” T-shirts greet them.School staff lined the hallways there to answer questions from the incoming students. All of them wore their “100 percent” shirts.Greg Wheeldon, who heads the media department at the high school, is executive producer and advisor for the school’s broadcast, “Current OC.”He said he is looking forward to the new school year and big things from his students in Current OC.“I’m excited to get things started,” Wheeldon said with a smile. “Our Current OC will be played in the classrooms this year.”The marching band gets the students pumped.Sgt. Pat Randles, Officer Jen Elias and Officer Colby Meloy, (back), of the Community Policing Unit, stop in the school on their patrols.District staff, from left, Kelly Halliday, Kathy Sykes and Jill Berenato, lead the pep rally.Greg Wheeldon, of the media department, with school librarian, Sara Maimone. Students give a thumbs-up as they get ready to begin the new year. last_img read more

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Child falls from Sugarloaf Mountain chairlift

first_imgCARRABASSETT VALLEY – A child fell approximately 20 feet from a chairlift at Sugarloaf Wednesday afternoon; the 8-year-old girl was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital where she was then LifeFlighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center. The event occurred around 1 p.m.Sugarloaf Communications Manager Noelle Tuttle said the girl was loading at the mid-station lift with her mother and apparently didn’t get completely on the chair before heading up the mountain.“We’re not sure exactly what happened, but the chairlift operator noticed they were struggling and was able to turn off the lift,” Tuttle said.The employee was then able to place a “catch net” beneath the girl. Tuttle said the girl reported some back pain, but was otherwise apparently uninjured. When paramedics arrived on the scene, however, they realized the girl had a pre-existing medical condition that raised concern and made the decision to call Life Flight.The girl, who lives in Maine, was reportedly wearing a helmet.An investigation into the incident by the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol is ongoing.last_img read more

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Dell EMC and Microsoft Deliver for the Data Center with Windows Server 2019

first_img[i] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report[ii][iii] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Get flexible, feature-rich datacenter management at a lower cost”, June 2018 Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[i] Promising seamless integration on-premise, in the cloud and everywhere in between, the new Windows Server 2019 is designed to support you at every stage in your transformation journey. Dell EMC is excited to partner with Microsoft on the announcement of Windows Server 2019, with a full-range of proven solutions.Enhanced agility and performance for on-premise solutionsDell EMC and Microsoft have partnered to deliver Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers. In support of Microsoft’s announcement, Dell EMC is announcing certification on six PowerEdge server platforms. Over the next few months, Dell EMC will complete certification for all currently shipping PowerEdge servers (both 13th and 14th generation).If you’ve been waiting to modernize your IT infrastructure, now is the time. With Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end-of-life on the horizon[ii], modernizing your infrastructure will not only save costs but it will enhance security and increase performance. In recent testing by Principled Technologies, a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[iii]Enhanced performance is only one benefit of infrastructure modernization. Flexibility is also important. With Dell EMC, you have options. When you purchase Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers, you can be assured that the OS and drivers have been pre-tested and optimized for current workloads and will be ready when you move to the cloud. Factory installed software can also enable faster, easier deployment. Learn more about the benefits of factory installed software from this report: Spend less time, effort and money by choosing a Dell EMC server with pre-installed Microsoft software.When you purchase a PowerEdge server that has been certified for Windows Server 2019, you can be assured that it is eligible for end-to-end Dell EMC service. Start with ProDeploy or ProDeploy Plus services, which provide expert setup of server, operating system, virtualization and storage. After deployment, your ProSupport or ProSupport Plus server contract provides full support for server and server OS, when Windows Server 2019 is purchased as a factory installed option. When Windows Server 2019 is installed on certified Dell EMC PowerEdge platforms through a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, server OS support is provided through your ProSupport for Software agreement.Previewing the next level of performanceDell EMC, Microsoft and Intel are also partnering to improve overall system performance and lower latencies by putting more data closer to the processor on nonvolatile media. If you’re joining us this week at Microsoft Ignite, visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) to experience a Technology Preview of SQL VNext, based on Intel persistent memory. Learn how Intel persistent memory can enable greater operational ability and business continuity by remembering data after a power outage or planned IT maintenance.Optimally designed and validated, WSSD based hyper-converged infrastructure solutionsThis week, we are announcing Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD), a portfolio of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to help customers build or expand their Microsoft Windows Server software-defined data centers. This portfolio is comprised of Microsoft WSSD certified designs built on S2D Ready Nodes, certified PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Networking and Dell EMC Services. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft WSSD provide the confidence of known good configurations that are tested and validated by Dell EMC and Microsoft, convenient deployment and lifecycle management, delivered with the ease of solution-level support.In addition to our existing PowerEdge R640 and R740xd S2D Ready Nodes, we are adding PowerEdge R440 as a WSSD certified server that is ideal for remote and branch offices (ROBO) and edge use cases.Microsoft Windows Server 2019 based hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are coming in early 2019! For customers who have Dell EMC Windows Server 2016 based S2D Ready Nodes and want to upgrade, Dell EMC is excited to share that we’ll have an upgrade service available to make it easier than ever to transition to Microsoft Windows Server 2019.Visit the Microsoft HCI booth at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to see a demo of our new QuickStart for WSSD – a 4 node, 2 switch highly available, fully packaged HCI solution that simplifies design, ordering, deployment and support.Also, stop by the Dell EMC booth #1100 at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to learn more about the full portfolio of WSSD solutions.Simplified, centralized management for hyper-converged infrastructure solutionsWith Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations and Microsoft System Center, you can deploy Windows servers in 97% less time and update firmware 89% faster, with Intelligent Automation management features.iv Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center gives you the tools to perform your critical server management tasks all within Microsoft System Center. The latest release adds integrated management for Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-defined, enabling identification, custom deployment, health status and logical switch creation from the System Center console.Visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) at Microsoft Ignite 2018 and request a demo of our latest release of Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center.For more information on the full portfolio of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, visit read more

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Saint Mary’s appoints new general counsel

first_imgNancy Nekvasil, the Interim President of Saint Mary’s College, has appointed attorney Martha “Marty” McCampbell to serve as the College’s general counsel effective Dec. 4, according to a press release. “[McCampbell] has a strong record of success throughout her diverse legal career,” Nekvasil said in the release. “With significant higher-education experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge about the industry that will make her a valuable addition to our leadership team.”Since June 7, the College has been searching for a new general counsel. Former College general counsel Cristal Brisco was appointed as magistrate for the St. Joseph Circuit Court and began serving in that role since July 16, according to a June press release. McCampbell most recently worked as deputy Title IX coordinator and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Indiana University South Bend, according to the release. She also served as general counsel to Lincoln Memorial University, a private, liberal arts university in Tennessee from 2011 to 2015. McCampbell attended the University of Tennessee for both undergraduate and law school. McCampbell also served as trial counsel for the Knox County, Tenn. Law Director’s office. This role enabled her to serve as in-house counsel to Knox County Schools, “a district with 88 schools and nearly 60,000 students,” the release said.“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Saint Mary’s tradition of educating women with a sense of purpose and social responsibility,” McCampbell said in the release. “The values of community, faith and justice that infuse the College will be a continual source of inspiration.”Tags: general counsel, Nancy Nekvasil, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

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