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  • Jamestown Police Update Protocols Amid Virus Outbreak

    first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police have updated their protocols amid the COVID-19, novel Coronavirus, outbreak.Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings, in a news release Friday, said effective immediately when calling for assistance all calls to dispatch will be screened in order to see if the caller is ill.Snellings says for non-emergency calls that can be handled over the phone; an officer will call back to take the report.Any call that requires an officer to response to a location, the officer will follow social distancing rules. Police are also encouraging the community to call ahead before visiting the police station.Snellings says there is no change to in-progress or emergency call procedures. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Kerry Ellis Will Defy Gravity Once More in West End’s Wicked

    first_imgWest End star and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis will rock the green once more as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked. Ellis, who has played the role on both sides of the pond, will return for 12 weeks only beginning August 4. Willemijn Verkaik, who has also portrayed Elphaba both in New York and London (as well as the German and Dutch productions) will play her last West End performance on July 19 in order to address an ongoing back condition. As previously reported, current Wicked U.K. tour headliner Nikki Davis-Jones will take the stage at the Apollo Victoria Theatre beginning October 27. The London production of Wicked also currently stars Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible, Martyn Ellis as The Wizard, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, Sam Lupton as Boq and Paul Clarkson as Dr. Dillamond. Directed by Joe Mantello, the hit musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. View Comments “It is an absolute thrill for me to be returning to this amazing show and the incredible role of Elphaba that is so very special to me,” said Ellis in a statement. “I can’t wait to be green again and join this fantastic cast.” In addition to starring in Wicked on Broadway and in the West End (where she originally served as standby for Idina Menzel), Ellis has also appeared in the West End’s We Will Rock You, Les Miserables and Oliver!. She has collaborated with Queen member Brian May on two albums: Wicked in Rock and Anthems. Ellis won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award in 2009 for Favorite Breakthrough Performance for her time in Wicked on the Great White Way.last_img read more

  • LEDC provides $20,000 for Stowe mountain bike trails

    first_imgAt their monthly Board last week the Directors of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) approved a grant of $20,000 to the Vermont Mountain Bike Association to be used toward the continued construction of the Vermont Ride Center trail system in Stowe. This network of trails will include Trapp Family Lodge, Sterling Valley, Stowe Town Forest and Adams Camp connecting to neighboring trail networks in Little River State Park and the Cotton Brook area of Mt. Mansfield State Forest in Moscow.  When completed, it will be one of the largest mountain biking trail systems in the Northeast. This project has been under development for 3 years and has received financial and other support from the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Stowe Land Trust, the Town of Stowe, Trapp Family Lodge, the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation the Stowe Area Association and the Vermont Department of Tourism.   Based on studies done in other areas where mountain biking trail systems have been constructed, a very conservative estimate is that the Vermont Ride Center will bring in new tourist dollars to Lamoille County somewhere between $1 million and $2.5 million and with it many new jobs.  It is not unreasonable to predict that these numbers could be 4 to 5 times higher as the venue gains national and international attention.last_img read more

  • President Santos Highlights Reduction In Crime Numbers In Colombia

    first_imgBy Dialogo April 05, 2011 President Juan Manuel Santos explained that government forces have succeeded in dislodging illegal armed groups from locations they dominated for decades, causing these criminal structures to become desperate and attack the authorities using cowardly modes of action such as the so-called ‘pistol plan.’ On 31 March, the president highlighted the reduction in crime numbers throughout the country, according to statistics for 2010-2011, up to the present, released by the authorities. “The trend for all security indicators continues to be positive. That is, we continue improving, and the strategy continues to be the same,” the president said at a business forum sponsored by The Economist. According to that report, homicides have fallen 4 percent, simple battery 20 percent, kidnapping 24 percent, extortion 46 percent, simple theft 15 percent, and vehicle theft 4 percent. President Santos affirmed that government forces have succeeded in dislodging illegal armed groups from locations they dominated for decades, creating desperation in these criminal structures. “We dislodged them from locations they had controlled for thirty or forty years. So they’re desperate. So they’re attacking our police officers. They’ve reached the level of cowardice and deterioration of the ‘pistol plan,’ what Pablo Escobar used to do with police officers: they killed them with a pistol. (Now) they attack them, they let off bursts of rifle fire at them, and then they run for it. They’re desperate because of this,” he explained. He recalled that his administration has continued the policy of democratic security, in which he himself played a role as defense minister and which he participated in implementing, enabling him to strike heavy blows against the structures of illegal armed groups, such as the FARC. “We did it when I was defense minister, and the only thing I’ve done is to continue with that policy, which has been very successful in relation to the FARC: the blow struck against the FARC’s top-ranking military commander, ‘Mono Jojoy,’ and what we’ve been doing since then,” he explained. He reiterated that his administration’s Development Plan includes three priorities: more security, more formal employment, and less poverty. “In other words, we’re not going to let down our guard in security matters, because we understand better than anyone that security is the basis of investment, of progress, of all other policies. The Romans used to say the same thing: the first law of the Republic has to be security. Without that law functioning well, the other laws become toothless,” he affirmed.last_img read more

  • Colombia Hosts First International Army Aviation Conference in South America

    first_imgSince January 1, the DAVAA and the Special Counter-Narcotics Brigade have destroyed 157 drug laboratories and five crystallization factories that criminal organizations used to produce coca paste – the main ingredient used to make cocaine. They also eradicated more than 34,000 hectares of illicit crops. “We work with the government to capture the top drug-trafficking kingpins each and every week that passes,” Brig. Gen. Barrios added. “We’ve developed our tactics around our high-speed air assault capacities and our ability to get in fast and take the enemy by surprise. Our troops have developed highly specialized capacities in air assault operations that require incredible levels of planning. To carry out these missions at night in complex environments like the Amazon jungle highlights our top notch professional abilities.” And it was also a key opportunity for Army aviation commanders from more than 20 nations to share lessons they’ve learned in planning and executing military operations, including international peacekeeping missions and multinational efforts. In addition to General Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Commanding General of the Colombian Armed Forces; and Lieutenant General Kevin Mangum, U.S. Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); other senior authorities from Colombia’s National Police and Army and their counterparts from Honduras, Guatemala, and the United Kingdom attended the conference. On the conference’s opening day, Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas recognized the strength and depth of his country’s Aviation Division and highlighted DAVAA’s contribution to the development and pursuit of peace nationwide. Then, on days two and three, Brig. Gen. Barrios spoke about the capacities of his division as attendees watched a variety of counter-narcotic and air-ground demonstrations at the Larandia and Tolemaida Military air bases, which are near Bogotá. Such rebuilding efforts frequently demand humanitarian aid and logistics support, which DAVAA’s crews and aircraft have frequently provided during natural disasters. That includes transporting aid such as medical supplies, food, and water, to vulnerable communities in the country’s remote regions. In recent weeks, for example, the division used one of its aircraft to deliver more than five tons of aid, including food, clothes, and medicine, to Colombians affected by the Colombian-Venezuelan border dispute. “The Army’s Air Assault Division has spearheaded the major attacks [against the country’s illegal armed groups] that have brought us so close to peace today and have also brought increased mobility, development, and humanitarian assistance to Colombia’s remotest areas,” Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said during his opening speech. On the conference’s final day, Brig. Gen. Barrios, who thanked the international delegations for participating in the event, said the CIAVEC should continue to strengthen the bonds between friends and to share experiences among like-minded armies. Those abilities, Defense Minister Villegas said, are at the center of the country’s future security plans. “I’m not able to imagine a post-conflict Colombia without a robust Military Aviation Division, which can rebuild territories and bring a stable and lasting peace to a new Colombia.” Building connections with regional and global partners Humanitarian and logistics supportcenter_img The DAVAA conference also provided a platform to develop fraternal relationships and cooperation on security and defense issues to face challenges from future threats. By Dialogo October 07, 2015 I don’t believe in the idea, supposedly from Colombia, of the sharing experiences with air forces of other countries…Colombia has a few North American bases on its territory, isn’t this a way to calibrate its future targets? That’s fine Peace and unity should always reign in our Latin American countries. This is why we should all join together to be able to fight all the evils that hurt us. We applaud these initiatives. The whole content is very good Publish more information on what’s new in science Armed Forces officials also showcased the evolution of the country’s military aviation over a 50-year span, which includes the beginning of the fight against international drug trafficking. “Now, we see the fruits of our labors coming to bear with the peace process finally moving in the right direction, particularly as it concerns the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).” The Colombian National Army’s Air Assault Division (DAVAA) held the first International Army Aviation Conference (CIAVEC 2015) in South America from September 22-24, meeting near Bogotá to share global experiences in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crime over the past 20 years. “We hope that these specialized abilities on display at the conference will encourage international bodies like NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) to hire us for global peacekeeping and humanitarian missions,” he stated. “This was a chance for our Air Assault Division to showcase the immense efforts and capacities of our special forces in the fight against illegal armed groups over the last two decades,” DAVAA Commander, Brigadier General Emiro José Barrios Jiménez, said in an interview with Diálogo. DAVAA fights criminal groups Additionally, between 2002 and 2015, Colombia’s Company of Search and Combat Rescue (C-SAR), part of the DAVAA, has carried out up to 1,300 search and rescue operations nationwide. Meanwhile, the Army’s 25th Battalion Company of Aeronautical Firefighters, also part of the DAVAA, has made its own contribution to rescue efforts in the country, battling nearly 50 wildfires in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, and Tolima. The unit uses Bambi Buckets to pour between 400 and 500 gallons of a mix of water and fire retardant chemicals to subdue blazes. last_img read more

  • Your brand: Like it, love it, want some more of It?

    first_imgIf you’re a country music fan, you might recall the 1995 Tim McGraw hit “I like It, I Love It.” The repeated refrain goes on to say “… but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.” How does this apply to your brand? In many ways.If your consumers like your brand, that’s a good thing. For a start. If consumers like your brand, there’s a pretty good chance they might come back again.If your consumers love your brand, that’s even better. But you’re just getting the engine started. If consumers love your brand, there’s a pretty good chance they will not only come back to you again but also choose you over your many competitors.If your consumers want some more of your brand, you’ve struck branding gold. If consumers want some more of your brand, they’re much more likely to be thoroughly dedicated to it, saturated with its messages and prone to spreading the good word about it to their friends and family. This is the pinnacle for which your brand should aspire. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Local law enforcement warn about dangers of abbreviating the year ‘2020’

    first_img(WBNG) – Broome County law enforcement officials want you to be aware of the way you write the date ‘2020’ on a check or legal documents. Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak advises anytime you are writing the date, always write out the full year ‘2020’. “For example, on a check if you just put 1/5/20, the ’20’ can be altered. The check can be cashed electronically and then it can be altered to read ‘2021’ and they can attempt to cash it a year later,” said Korchak. Officials always recommend that you contact law enforcement anytime you may think your money or accounts have been compromised or if you are ever a victim of fraud. He says leaving it abbreviated with just the numbers ’20’ could entice scammers to put additional numbers at the end to cause trouble. Captain Kate Newcomb from the Broome County Sheriff’s Department says abbreviating the date can also allow scammers to change payment plan documents. “Let’s say you set up a payment plan and your payment plan was to begin in January of 2020 for 36 months. Somebody could potentially take advantage of you and instead of using the number ’20’, they could put a ’19’ at the end to signify 2019 and therefore make it look like you are in the rears and that you haven’t met your obligation,” said Newcomb.last_img read more

  • Controversial philosopher Peter Singer defends his infanticide views

    first_imgNewsHub 23 July 2020Family First Comment: How gross. But with free speech, he’s entitled to be objectionable, flawed, idiotic, ignored, and just plain wrong. We need to be reminded of these gross views. “ Huhana Hickey, who has used a wheelchair since 1996 and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, said in February Singer is “not an expert in the area of disability. His views against disabled people have been picked up by the abled community over the years and a lot of his views have been used against us,” she said. “He has every right to freedom of speech, they have every right to host him. I have every right to protest and to counter his speech around disability.”An Australian philosopher has defended his controversial views that parents of babies who have disabilities should have the right to euthanise them.Peter Singer, a professor of ethics, has argued it’s ethical to give parents the option to euthanise their babies if they have “severe disabilities”.He told Magic Talk his views aren’t “all that different from things that are happening right now” that are already generally approved.He says parents of severely disabled children are consulted by their physicians if the child is on a ventilator and in an Intensive Care Unit as to whether they want to continue to ventilate the child, he gives as an example.“I’m talking about really severe cases where the prospects for the child are very poor, and if parents say ‘look under these circumstances it would be better to withdraw the ventilator’, the doctors will agree and they know that means the child will die,” he says.“I think they’re doing what I’m suggesting, it’s just they’re doing it by withdrawing a treatment rather than by taking some active measures.”Singer was due to arrive in New Zealand in June to discuss his views that promised to teach “how to apply ethics to your everyday life”.However, his event was cancelled by the venue after complaints were made.“I was very surprised the venue cancelled the booking without even checking with me about the nature of the complaints that were being made. It seems like a knee-jerk response. Somebody complains, you cancel the speaker. It seems like a pretty strange way to run a venue,” he says.Before the cancellation, New Zealand’s disabled community was outraged he was scheduled to visit.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/controversial-philosopher-peter-singer-defends-his-infanticide-views.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • Thomas A. “Fardo” Vogelsang

    first_imgThomas A. “Fardo” Vogelsang, age 54 of Oldenburg, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born June 1, 1964 in Batesville, he is the son of Mary (Nee: Walke) and Marvin Vogelsang.  He married Brenda Moeller September 9, 1989 and she preceded him in death September 15, 1993.  On September 23, 2000 he married Laura Amberger at St. Louis Church in Batesville.  He was a supervisor for Bed Techs 13 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1461.Family was extremely important to Tom.  He loved nothing better than being with his boys, watching them play sports and coaching them.  A talented woodworker, he enjoyed spending time in his shop.  Pieces of his furniture can be found throughout his home and other family member’s homes.  Tom was a fan of I.U. basketball, the Colts, the Reds and oldies rock and roll.  He liked cruising the back roads as well as spending time at “the land.”  His family also shared that Tom will be missed by his faithful dog Belle and that an occasional cold Miller Lite draught was a good thing.He is survived by his wife Laura; sons Alex of Batesville, Evan, Adam and Eli, all of Oldenburg; sister Debbie Amberger of Batesville; and brothers David “Frank” Vogelsang of St. Leon, Indiana, Gary “Paco” Vogelsang of Monticello, Indiana, Ron “AJ” Vogelsang and John “Tiggs” Vogelsang, both of Batesville.  He is preceded in death by his first wife Brenda and parents Mary and Marvin Vogelsang.Visitation is Friday, November 16th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17th at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg with Rev. Ric Schneider O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Vogelsang Boys Education Fund or the Brenda Vogelsang Foundation.last_img read more

  • Coronavirus: Mikel terminates Trabzonspor contract

    first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Former Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel has left Turkish club Trabzonspor because games in the country are still going ahead. Mikel, who made 368 appearances for Chelsea between 2006 and 2017, said he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in Turkey being played despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Super Lig team confirmed in a statement that the Nigerian, who joined them last year and had a contract until May 2021, had left by mutual consent. “There is more to life than football,” the 32-year-old had said on Instagram on Saturday. “I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. “Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.” Five of the most prominent leagues in Europe – England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France – as well as the Champions League and Europa League, have all been suspended, but Turkish league games are going ahead without fans present. The virus, which has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500 around the world, has also forced the postponement of the European Championship and Copa America. It has also affected a host of other international sporting events.Tags: ChelseaJohn Obi MikelTrabzonsporlast_img read more