Orange County transportation plan stretches into 2040

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here June 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom They will have tolls everywhere as Trump just said that he will put tolls all round nationwide, to pay for road improvements. Four more years of Trump, then eight more years of Ivanka, then eight more of Donald Jr. and eight more of Erik, and then I will be dead, and it won’t matter anymore ……LOL Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img TAGSOrange County Governmant Previous articleFlorida Hospital hands the keys to Apopka CHC clinicNext articleAn Apopka 4th of July: Amphitheater, fireworks, music Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Reply Public Hearing scheduled for next monthFrom the Orange Couty Public Information OfficeA public hearing will be held on a proposed amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 5, in the MetroPlan Orlando Boardroom, 250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801. This is considered a major amendment, which means a public hearing is required.The presentation on the proposed amendment will be included as part of the annual public hearing on the region’s Transportation Improvement Program.MetroPlan Orlando requests an amendment to the 2040 Plan to include six projects either previously identified as needs through the Long Range Transportation Plan or recently identified as needs by local government partners. Also included with the amendment is MetroPlan Orlando’s response to new requirements outlined in federal legislation to include project costs in Year of Expenditure (YOE) for each phase of a project in the plan.In addition to making comments at the public hearing and board meeting, residents may submit written comments on the amendment to MetroPlan Orlando, 250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801 or by emailing [email protected] The deadline to submit written comments is 5 p.m., June 13, 2017. The MetroPlan Orlando Board will consider the amendment at its regular meeting, 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.See the information sheet below for more details on the amendment:2040 LRTP Amendment InfoSheet June2017For more information on the Transportation Improvement Program, see the draft copy below:DRAFT TIP 2018-2022View maps for the Transportation Improvement Program below.2017-18 to 2021-22 TIP Highway Projects2021-22 to 2039-40 Highway Priorities2021-22 to 2039-40 Transit Priorities2021-22 to 2039-40 Transportation Systems Management & Operations Projects2020-40 Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects Mama Mia 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What we’re reading: Trump’s calling the nominees

first_imgThe Leap 2/4/20 Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature The Leap 2/11/20 The Leap 2/18/20 Brittany Kasko Brittany Kasko + posts Facebook Brittany Kasko Facebook Brittany Kasko Twitter The Leap 3/3/20center_img What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Previous articleChanukah celebration to bring awareness of religionNext articleDiversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee proposes new core requirement Brittany Kasko RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brittany is the Executive Producer of The Leap for TCU360. She is a journalism major and criminal justice minor from Mansfield, Texas. In her free time, Brittany enjoys exercising and catching up on pop culture. What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got Trump announcing nominees for UN ambassador and attorney general, Tillerson speaking out and Comey planning to testify.Midterm drama continues in North CarolinaAccording to CNN, dozens of absentee ballots were witnessed by four people in Robeson County. This county is adjacent to the place state election board investigators had been focused on during the election.North Carolina has a law which requires two witnesses to sign the envelopes of absentee ballots, usually friends or family.Investigators are looking into an allegation that Leslie McCrae Dowless’ group picked up unsealed ballots and either witnessed them, turned them in, or threw them away.President Trump nominated the U.S. ambassador to the UN todayPresident Trump named Heather Nauert as the nominee for the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations today.Nauert had a career as a broadcast journalist at ABC News and Fox News before becoming the State Department spokesperson in April 2017.According to ABC News, Nauert would replace Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who will be leaving in October 2019.President Trump employs undocumented immigrants in New JerseyAccording to NBC News, President Trump has employed immigrants at his golf club in New Jersey.“I told them that I don’t have papers, I don’t speak English and that I was an immigrant. They said, ‘No it doesn’t matter,” said Victorina Morales, a housekeeper at Trump National Golf Club.When Trump was running for president, he said he used no undocumented immigrants during the construction of his hotel in Washington, D.C.Rex Tillerson discussed working with “undisciplined” TrumpRex Tillerson, former Secretary of State, was fired in March and is now speaking out about his time spent with President TrumpAccording to CBS News, Tillerson described President Trump as “pretty undisciplined” and that they “did not have a common value system.”Tillerson said he felt the only way to appropriately conduct himself with President Trump was in “a straightforward fashion.”President Trump announced his nominee for Attorney GeneralPresident Trump announced this morning that he will nominate William P. Barr for attorney general.According to the New York Times, Barr previously served as attorney general during George H.W. Bush’s presidency from 1991 to 1993.President Trump said, “he was my first choice since day 1.”Former FBI Director will testify in House GOP ProbeFormer FBI Director, James B. Comey, met with members of two House panels this morning and his testimony will most likely be one of the last that the combined panel will hear.According to The Washington Post, Comey originally insisted on giving a public testimony regarding the investigations of President Trump’s alleged Russia ties and Hillary Clinton’s email.He ultimately agreed to a closed-door interview and to drop a legal challenge to a subpoena, only under the condition that a transcript of the interview be released.That’s all we have for today. ReddIt Brittany Kasko Linkedinlast_img read more

Three years after Carlos Cardoso’s murder, the identity of all those involved is still unknown

first_img News An exemplary trialThe trial of six people accused of murdering Carlos Cardoso began in Maputo on 18 November 2002, two year’s after his death. After a month of courtroom hearings and several weeks of deliberation, judge Augusto Paulino issued his verdict on 31 January 2003. The six defendants were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 23 to 28 years. The trial was held in a special courtroom inside the top-security prison for fear of “disturbances of the peace.” Journalists were allowed to attend and all the hearings were carried live on national TV and radio. Momade “Nini” Abdul Satar was sentenced to 24 years in prison; Ayob Abdul Satar, Vicente Ramaya, Manuel Fernandes and Carlos Rachid Cassamo each got 23 and a half years. All five were found guilty of “homicide.” The sixth defendant, Anibal “Anibalzinho” Antonio dos Santos Junior, was sentenced in absentia to 28 years in prison and 15 years’ loss of civic rights. He had escaped from the top-security prison in September 2002 and was recaptured in January 2003. Receive email alerts The president’s son liedSeveral persons Reporters Without Borders met in Maputo said the possibility of Nyimpine Chissano’s involvement inevitably slowed the investigation. “Whatever may be said, the fact that the name of the president’s son has been mentioned necessarily has an impact on the work of the investigators,” a journalist said. “It would be the same anywhere in the world. It’s no small thing to investigate the president’s family.”Most of the people interviewed also doubted that Nyimpine Chissano would ever really be brought to trial. “Nonetheless, he definitely lied in the courtroom,” said Paul Fauvet, the head of the English-language service of the Mozambican news agency AIM and co-author of a book about Cardoso. “Especially about the Banco Austral,” Fauvet said, alluding to Chissano’s denial that he had worked for this bank, although a local newspaper later published a copy of his work contract. “Nyimpine Chissano’s image has been damaged by this case and there is no doubt about his business links with the Satar brothers,” Fauvet added, referring to the brothers convicted of organising the murder. Someone close to the investigation said on condition of anonymity: “The Satar brothers’ accusations are not enough. Other evidence is needed. But there’s no doubt that Nyimpine and Nini (Momade Abdul Satar) knew each other and were friends.” RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa “We will know the whole truth one day”Paulino, the judge in charge of the trial of Cardoso’s murderers, is confident. “I think we know much of the truth. It is hard to know everything in the world of organised crime. Other people are definitely implicated and there are probably one or two instigators still to be identified, but I am sure we will know the whole truth one day. It may take some time, but we will get there.”Mozambique’s justice system has already demonstrated its commitment to the rule of law and to combatting impunity. The trial of Cardoso’s murderers has been exemplary in this respect. It was the first time in Africa that those responsible for killing a journalist were brought to trial and given heavy jail sentences. With the encouragement of the political authorities, the justice system must now go the rest of the way and do everything possible to shed light on the dark corners remaining in this case. This partial impunity cannot continue. All those responsible must be exposed and punished.Mozambique must press on in order to show that impunity is not inevitable in Africa. To show the murderers of journalists who are still at large in Angola, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and elsewhere that they, too, will one day have to answer for their actions. “No one is above the law”The investigation into the possibility of Nyimpine Chissano’s involvement in the murder has not yet concluded. The Cardoso family lawyer, Lucinda Cruz, said nothing or almost nothing has been done since February 2003. Attorney-general Madeira, for his part, said the investigators had been waiting for the end of the trial of seven police accused of assisting the escape of Anibalzinho, one of the convicted killers, because they hoped this trial would yield additional information about the Cardoso case.Madeira told Reporters Without Borders: “Work has resumed since the trial of those responsible for Anibalzinho’s escape ended. In no way is it fair to claim that the process has not advanced because the president’s son is implicated. That’s simply not true.” He added: “I’ve even appointed a deputy, Rafael Sebastião, to take full charge of this case.”The attorney-general also insisted that “no one is above the law” in Mozambique. “Nyimpine Chissano is a citizen like any other and must obey the law. But you must not forget that he is still presumed innocent.”President Joaquim Chissano has commented on the case on several occasions, saying he would not interfere in the course of justice, even after his son was named.The attorney-general said it was impossible for him to give a precise date for when the investigation might be concluded, but he said it was “closer to the end than the beginning.”The Cardoso family lawyer was adamant on one point: “They now have to take a position. Whatever the outcome, they cannot just leave the investigation at a standstill without saying anything. They must present their findings and explain how they arrived at them. The Mozambican people have a right to know.” The identity of all those involved is still not knownOn 31 January 2003, six persons were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 23 to 28 years for Cardoso’s murder. During the trial, two of the defendants accused the president’s eldest son, Nyimpine Chissano (photo), 33, of being the real instigator of the murder. Chissano was immediately summoned and questioned by the judge, Augusto Paulino, but he denied any kind of involvement.The day after the verdicts were announced, Cardoso’s mother, Maria Luisa Cardoso, exclaimed to the Portuguese news agency Lusa: “So the president’s son is still free!”Nonetheless, attorney-general Madeira announced in late December 2002, shortly before the end of the trial, that an enquiry would be held to determine whether Nyimpine Chissano had any role in Cardoso’s death. As well as the president’s son, this case (number 149/PRC/2003) also concerns the possible involvement of Octavio Mutemba, a former minister and head of the Banco Austral; Apolinario Pataguana, director of Expresso Tours, a travel agency owned by Nyimpine Chissano; and Candida Cossa, a businesswoman and former customs official.The people Reporters Without Borders met during its visit said they were convinced that not all of those behind the murder have yet been identified. They were unanimous in maintaining that another person was involved, an instigator, aside from the six already convicted. But no one accused Nyimpine Chissano outright. “It could be him or some other, very influential, person,” one of Cardoso’s former colleagues said.In his cell in the Maputo top-security prison, Anibalzinho told Reporters Without Borders he is the only person who knows the whole truth. “I will die here. There are people outside who want me to die here. If there is a new trial one day, then perhaps I will say everything I know.” Asked if there were other people responsible for Cardoso’s death who were still at large, he said: “I cannot reply.” He added: “I am the one who killed Cardoso, but I didn’t order his death.” Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN July 3, 2020 Find out more Organisation Disturbing accusations and coincidencesThe seven policemen accused of facilitating Anibalzinho’s escape were acquitted by the Maputo provincial court at the end of September. The judge in charge of the case, Carlos Caetano, accused the public prosecutor’s office of negligence in its handling of the case and of failing to carry out all the necessary enquiries. He also described the seven policemen as “scapegoats intended to protect those who were untouchable.” During the trial, Momade Abdul Satar accused the president’s son of being behind Anibalzinho’s escape in order to prevent him testifying in the Cardoso case.Finally, the judge expressed astonishment at the behaviour of the presidential guard. This elite police unit is not usually seen in prisons. Nonetheless, members of the presidential guard were sent to the top-security prison the day Anibalzinho was transferred there in February 2002 and they did not leave until the day after he escaped. It is clear today that Anibalzinho benefited from complicity within the prison and within the police in order to escape.Many journalists were also surprised to learn of Anibalzinho capture the very same day that the verdict was announced on 31 January 2003, too late for him to testify in the trial. One journalist pointed out that a South African daily, The Sowetan, had reported that the South African police in fact caught Anibalzinho a few days before that and kept his arrest secret for no apparent reason.Candida Cossa, a wealthy businesswoman close to Nyimpine Chissano, moreover said in late February 2003 that she lied to the court in order to protect the president’s son. During the trial, Momade Abdul Satar showed the court cheques signed by Nyimpine Chissano which, he claimed, were evidence that the president’s son paid for Cardoso’s contract killing. But Cossa said in court that the cheques were mean for her, as security for a loan. A few weeks later she asked to change her testimony and said she had been forced to lie by Nyimpine Chissano himself. MozambiqueAfrica to go further Follow the news on Mozambique Reportscenter_img Reports A life fighting injusticeCarlos Cardoso was born in 1951 in Beira, in central Mozambique. He studied in South Africa, which expelled him in 1974 for demonstrating against the apartheid regime. He began his career as a journalist with the state press. He was imprisoned for six days in 1982 after writing an editorial about the war in Mozambique. He spent three years painting and then founded a journalists’ cooperative, Mediacoop, in 1992 and a daily, Mediafax, that was distributed by fax. He founded Metical, a daily distributed by fax and e-mail, in 1997. Cardoso was also active politically and he had been a member of the Maputo municipal council since 1998. He was married and had two children. Help by sharing this information Carlos Cardoso, Mozambique’s most famous journalist, was murdered in November 2000. Three years later, at least one of the instigators behind his contract killing is still at large. An investigation is under way to determine whether the president’s son had any role in the murder. After going to Mozambique, Reporters Without Borders has issued a report in which it urges the judicial authorities to follow through on their commitments. Political influenceJoaquim Chissano, who has been president since 1986, is well thought of both in the international community and in Mozambique. He has nonetheless announced that he will not be a candidate for reelection in the presidential elections scheduled for the end of 2004. The Cardoso case is sensitive and local political analysts say the president is torn between protecting his family from any involvement in a criminal case and the desire to stand by his commitments and let the justice system do its work with complete independence, whatever the outcome.The ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) is officially united behind the president, but party in-fighting could have an impact on the outcome of the investigation. Certain party leaders opposed to the president could be tempted to turn the spotlight on this case in the run-up to the elections in order to destabilise the president’s closest supporters. Others might want to dispose of this embarrassing case once and for all in order to clear the party of all suspicion and restore its image.Senior officials are also likely to try to definitively bury the affair because of concern about its impact for the outcome of the elections and the country’s political stability. Many observers think the opposition Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) has never had such a good chance of taking power and that it would take little to swing the majority its way. November 27, 2020 Find out more A Reporters Without Borders representative went to Mozambique from 28 October to 6 November to find out where matters stand three years on in the case of journalist Carlos Cardoso, the editor of the newspaper Metical, who was gunned down in Maputo on 22 November 2000.Reporters Without Borders met Cardoso’s friends and family members, his former colleagues, judges and politicians. It also met justice minister Jose Abudo and attorney-general Joaquim Madeira.The organisation asked for permission to visit two of Cardoso’s murderers who have been jailed: Momade Abdul Satar (also known as Nini), who has accused the president’s son of involvement, and Anibal dos Santos Junior (also known as Anibalzinho), the head of the team that carried out the killing. Permission was granted only in the case of Anibalzinho. Hesitant pressMany journalists knew in September 2002 that Nyimpine Chissano was named in a private meeting between the judge and the lawyers of the two sides. “None of them reported this at the time,” said Fernando Lima, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Savana. “We had to wait a week before someone referred to ‘the cockerel’s son,’ still without daring to write Nyimpine Chissano’s name.” When the president’s son was finally named during the trial, the local media had a field day, splashing the accusations across the front pages. The journalists who spoke to Reporters Without Borders all said Cardoso’s death had changed their way of working. “Fear reinforces self-censorship,” the editor of another local newspaper said. “After Carlos’ death, Metical was not replaced by any other newspaper of the same quality,” Savana’s editor said. “His newspaper pulled the others up, it stimulated us all. There is no longer any investigative press today. We still have some courage left, but we no longer get to the bottom of things.” Gunned down in the centre of MaputoThe editor of Metical, a daily newspaper, Carlos Cardoso (photo) was gunned down on 22 November 2000 on Avenue Martires de Machava in Maputo. He had just left his office in his car, with his driver, when two men blocked their way and opened fire. Cardoso was hit in the head and died instantly. His driver was seriously injured. Prior to his death, Cardoso had been probing the country’s biggest financial scandal since independence – the embezzlement of 14 million euros from the privatisation of Mozambique’s Banco Commercial. He had named three very influential businessmen in his reports: the Satar brothers and Vicente Ramaya. November 21, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three years after Carlos Cardoso’s murder, the identity of all those involved is still unknown MozambiqueAfrica News Related documents Download the entire report, “Mozambique: Three years after Carlos Cardoso’s murder, the identity of all those involved is still unknown”.PDF – 63.64 KB Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance April 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Retransmission of Al-Jazira International banned

first_img News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Lemar TV chief Saad Mohseni said the station had stopped retransmission after getting a letter from the justice ministry on 7 April ordering it to end the relay of programmes from Al-Jazira International. He told Reporters Without Borders he had dropped the programmes “to avoid violent reprisals by security forces” and that he would bow to the president’s good judgement so as to end the dispute.” He noted that the programmes had been legally retransmitted and contained nothing blasphemous.” April 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Retransmission of Al-Jazira International banned AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today criticised as “unacceptable” the information and culture ministry’s censorship of Al-Jazira International’s TV programmes and demanded that the ban be lifted at once. Minister Abdul Karim Khurram accused the station of “inflicting a killer blow to the cultural and the legal authority of the government” and said the local station Lemar TV was retransmitting them illegally.“The ministry’s charges against Al-Jazira are inappropriate and groundless,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The ban is obviously part of a wider drive by elements in the government trying to stifle any dissident voice it does not like.” The minister accused Al-Jazira, in a 5 April letter to the complaints committee of the upper house of parliament, of not broadcasting “sufficiently Islamic” programmes during Mawlid (the prophet Mohamed’s birthday) and said Lemar TV was retransmitting Al-Jazira programmes without permission. He also said Lemar TV and Tolo TV had not paid their taxes. An earlier request by Khurram to end the retransmission of Al-Jazira International was rejected by the justice minister, who said Lemar TV had done “nothing wrong.” News News Receive email alerts March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Senator calls for action to help those in serious mortgage difficulty

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook By News Highland – April 24, 2012 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Fianna Fail Senator Brian O Domhnaill is calling on the Government to take decisive action to help Donegal families in serious mortgage difficultyThe Senator claims the Government has all but ignored the deepening mortgage arrears crisis since coming to office 13 months ago and we are now seeing the extent of the pressure on familiesThe Taoiseach and Tánaiste have stated recently that not enough has been done to tackle the issue.Senator O’Domhnaill says the government must now act on those words:[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Senator calls for action to help those in serious mortgage difficulty Twitter Google+center_img Newsx Adverts Pinterest Previous articleDonegal teens in the running Foróige Entrepreneurs awardNext articleRAAD issue new death threat against Raymond Coyle News Highland WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Sister Schubert expands Luverne center

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Sister Schubert expands Luverne center Latest Stories Email the author Don Nix, Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce president, said the Wellness Center at the Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls bakery is another example of the company’s commitment to its employees and also to the economic growth and development of the area.“Crenshaw County is not a big county but we have a lot going on and we are very optimistic about our future economic growth,” Nix said. “This Wellness Center lets people know that when you come to work in Crenshaw County you are going to be appreciated.”Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls was founded in 1992 and is based in Luverne with bakery locations in Luverne and Saraland and Horse Cave, Kentucky. Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Primary voting is Tuesday Pike County voters head to the polls Tuesday morning to take part in the Super Tuesday presidential and local primaries…. read more Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 27, 2016 Skip A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the $2.2 million Wellness Center at the Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls bakery in Luverne Friday.The Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the company’s employees, for their needs and their comfort. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The Wellness Center is the realization of a 24-year old dream,” said Patricia ‘Sister Schubert’ Barnes, founder and vice president of product development and manufacturing. “This is an indication of the value that we place on the employees here at Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls. We have great employees who are dedicated and hard working. It has been a dream of mine for many years to provide a place where our employees could go to rest, relax and just enjoy being together. Our Marzetti team made today possible.”Barnes said the employees break room has been at the end of hallway and was in a rather closed-in area.The walls of the Wellness Center are glass and offer a view of the bakery’s grounds. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The Wellness Center is open and it’s inviting and it says to our employees that we love, value and appreciate them,” Barnes said. “With the products that we offer, our employees touch the lives of many, many people. At Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, we don’t just bake bread, we share love.”Barnes said it is the goal of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls for each and every employee to be proud to wear the Sister Schubert logo and to be a part of the organization.The Wellness Center is a multi-purpose facility that features a break area, personal lockers, restroom facilities and meeting areas. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Goshen’s Old Barn restaurant draws statewide praise for catfish

first_img Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Being a finalist in a statewide competition is not new to Chandler. The Old Barn took top honors for the Best Steak in Alabama in 2015. The contest was sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.“For the Best Steak contest, we didn’t know who the judges were, when they would come or that they were here,” Chandler said. “So for two months, I had to wonder if every customer was a judge and that was very nerve racking. I liked having the chance to serve the judges just like they were customers.”Chandler said the goal of The Old Barn is to serve every customer the best meal she and the Old Barn staff can put on the table and provide the best service. Print Article Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2016 You Might Like FOR THE LOVE OF HOME: ‘You’re not going to get much for being mayor’ in Goshen Jack Waller, Goshen’s mayor since 2008, will serve on the council next term instead of in the mayor’s seat. Current… read morecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We just try our best all the time,” she said.Chandler served the judges catfish prepared the Old Barn way – fried, grilled and blackened and with a generous serving of the house slaw, cheese grits and fried onion rings.As judges should do, they ate heartedly and, as polite guests should do, they cleaned their plates and stopped just short of smacking their lips.Chandler shared information about The Old Barn, which was constructed from the materials salvaged from a dilapidated farm building.“Our initial plan was to build a hunting lodge but when we added the kitchen, we decided it should be a restaurant,” she said. “But, if you’ll notice all the wall plugs … we put those in so if the restaurant didn’t work out, we would have a place to live.” Goshen’s Old Barn restaurant draws statewide praise for catfish By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories The Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen is a finalist in Alabama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge, which is sponsored by the Alabama Catfish Producers. More than 150 restaurants were nominated. The judges for the statewide competition were at The Old Barn Wednesday and were well served by Old Barn owner, Amy Chandler. Pictured with Chandler, from left, judges Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan, WSFA news anchor Judd Davis, Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative Jim Allen and State Catfish Committee Chairman Will Pearce.When the distinguished guests at a restaurant are also the judges of the food being served, the owner might be a little more than nervous.Amy Chandler, owner of the Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen, laughing said she might have even sweated a bead or two Tuesday when the judges for Alabama Catfish Producer’s inaugural Alabama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge sat down to dine.The Old Barn Restaurant is one of four finalists in the Catfish Challenge and was the first of the four restaurants to be visited by the judges, Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan, WSFA news anchor Judd Davis, Alabama Farmers Cooperative’s Jim Allen and State Catfish Committee Chairman Will Pearce. That was 11 years ago and Amy Chandler and her husband, Scottie, are catering to their large base of customers the best way they know how.“It’s like a big family out here,” Chandler said. “Whether our customers are from right here in Pike County or from way off, we treat everybody like family.”Chandler said it would be a huge honor for the Old Barn Restaurant to be the winner of the Catfish Challenge.“But we are just so excited and honored to be a finalist,” she said. “When we decided to put catfish on the menu, we tried a lot of different brands before we found the product that we wanted and we’ve stayed with it. And we serve only U.S. farm raised catfish, nothing else. It’s a clean tasting product. This recognition is an indication that we chose right.”Commissioner McMillan said the purpose of the Catfish Challenge is to bring greater public awareness to the United States catfish industry and the superior product that it provides.“U.S. farm-raised catfish are the best quality fish and have the best flavor of catfish grown anywhere,” he said. “Consumers need to be aware of the origin of the fish they are eating and how they are raised. You might get a less expensive catfish but you won’t get the quality of U.S. farm-raised catfish.Pearce, who chairs the State Catfish Committee, said the foreign market dips into the U.S. catfish market, which is primarily in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.“Many consumers don’t realize that imported fish are often raised in conditions that, by U.S. standards, are unsanitary,” Pearce said.“It’s costly to raise catfish because it can take from 18 to 24 months to get them to market size. The feed we use for catfish is of the highest quality and we are committed to regular testing of the water quality. We do what is necessary to produce catfish that are U.S. farm raised quality. You won’t find catfish with better flavor.”The judges left The Old Barn Restaurant for David’s Catfish House in Andalusia, which is also a finalist in the Catfish Challenge.Chandler said the judges, laughingly, asked her if she had tried to fill them up before they got to Andalusia.The judges will go to The Green Leaf Grill in Mentone and Pat’s Perfections in Centre today and Thursday. The judges are expected to make a very tough decision on Friday. “We are fortunate to have such dedicated people working for us,” Chandler said. “We started with seven employees. Now we have 19. We thank them for their hard work and dedication and the customers that keep coming back. We share this amazing Catfish Challenge recognition with all of them.”The winner of Alabama’s Best Catfish Restaurant will be announced Friday. The winning restaurant will receive a trophy, a cash prize and will be featured in the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Neighbors magazine.More than 150 nominations were received in the Catfish Challenge.The Alabama Catfish Producers is a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation, the state’s largest farm organization with more than 350,000 members.Alabama farmers currently produce more than 100 million pounds of catfish a year with an annual economic impact to the state of more than $158 million. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Over 350 lawyers, legal professionals who had abortions file brief in landmark Supreme Court case

first_imgiStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 350 lawyers and legal professionals who had abortions filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Monday as part of the latest landmark abortion case.“My hope is that my classmate on the Supreme Court will not want to demonize me,” Claudia Hammerman, a partner at the prestigious law firm Paul, Weiss, told ABC News. Hammerman is also the lead signer of the brief and a Harvard Law School alumnae. “I was smart and I deserved my career and I deserved to be able to give it my all and to become a mother when I was fully, emotionally, psychologically, and in terms of resources prepared to become the best mother I could be.”The legal professionals included attorneys, law professors, public defenders, prosecutors, retired judges, current law students and a senior attorney with the Department of Justice, who joined the brief anonymously and “on behalf of herself and all the other lawyers working in the highest echelons of government who have had abortions.” Two MacArthur “Genius” Fellows are also among those who signed on.The Supreme Court will hear arguments in June Medical Services vs. Gee, an abortion case out of Louisiana, on March 4, 2020. In question is a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital. A similar law, out of Texas, was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in 2016.Amicus — or “friends of the court” — briefs are filed on behalf of people who are not formally part of a case but who support one side. On Monday, several briefs were filed in the June Medical Services case urging the Supreme Court to strike down the law.One brief was from the lawyers and legal professionals; another was from about a dozen “storytellers” from a variety of backgrounds who have had abortions; one was from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, the Nationals Abortion Federation, Physicians for Reproductive Health and Abortion Care Network.The brief from legal professionals reads, “they would not have been able to realize their personal and/or professional goals were it not for their ability to control their reproductive lives.”They wanted to put the brief together to show the justices that abortion was not an “abstract” concept but something that directly affects the legal community, Alexia Korberg, an associate at Paul, Weiss who worked on it, told ABC News.A variety of personal stories were told in the brief, ranging from women who had abortions as teenagers to those who had them as mothers facing extreme health risks and fetal diagnoses. Some of the women said they had abortions while in abusive relationships, while others were dealing with depression or addiction when they got pregnant.“A doctor’s appointment years ago is not the most important part of who I am, but it has allowed my life to be everything that it is today,” one woman, who was accepted to Harvard Law School shortly after getting an abortion, said in the brief.In addition to the question of hospital admitting privileges — which the Supreme Court in 2016 deemed an undue burden unnecessary to improve the health outcomes of abortion, a statistically safe procedure when done by medical professionals — June Medical Services vs. Gee also includes a challenge from Louisiana on the rights of abortion providers and organizations to challenge abortion restrictions on behalf of patients.Should the Supreme Court rule that providers and organizations do not have the right to represent patients in a third-party capacity, individual women would have to personally challenge laws, potentially putting their names into the spotlight and delaying their access to an abortion.A number of the women in the amicus briefs explain why they would not have been able to personally challenge laws, including potential stigmas they may have faced personally and professionally.One woman in the legal professionals brief who “received her first birth control prescription at the very same Planned Parenthood in front of which she and her family regularly protested,” said that putting her name on the brief and saying she had an abortion “will likely cost me my relationship with my mother.”One woman in the “storytellers” brief said she would not have had the resources to sue the state, while another, who had two abortions due to pregnancy complications, said she would not have emotionally been able to handle bringing a lawsuit to obtain an abortion.For the 2016 case, Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a number of women, including over 110 legal professionals, also participated in filing amicus briefs.Korberg, who worked on that brief as well, said many of the signers have told her “how empowering the experience was,” adding that the response then “was overwhelmingly positive.”“It is empowering,” Hammerman, who also works abortion cases, agreed, “and I do feel it’s absolutely critical that people who can speak about it and normalize do that — make the roads for others.”“I would never have been able to help the people I’ve helped as a lawyer … had I not been allowed the freedom to determine my own future, by controlling my own body at a pivotal point in my life,” a former public defender said in the brief filed Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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November Indiana County, City & MSA Employment Report

first_imgLinks to November 2018 employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSA’s are listed below:Employment Report (LAUS)Labor Force Estimates for U.S., Indiana, MSAs, Counties, CitiesRanking of Indiana Counties by Unemployment RateIndiana County Map with Unemployment RatesJobs Report (CES)Seasonally-Adjusted Employment Table for IndianaNon-Seasonally-Adjusted Employment Table for IndianaDetailed Employment Listing – Statewide & MSAsEDITOR’S NOTE: Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), sub-state level data are not seasonally adjusted due to sample size. For example, over the course of a year, the size of the labor force, employment and unemployment levels, and other measures of labor market undergo fluctuations due to seasonal events including changes in weather, harvests, major holidays, and school schedules. Therefore, for more accurate comparisons, data should be compared to the same month from prior years, not the previous month, as to better account for non-economic factors.The December 2018 Indiana Employment Report will be released on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) and the December 2018 Indiana County, City and MSA Employment Report will be released on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Indiana State Police hiring two dispatchers

first_img Twitter Indiana State Police hiring two dispatchers Google+ Previous articleLowe’s giving employees Easter Sunday offNext articleSen. Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 Presidential race Tommie Lee Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 8, 2020 0 294 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp (“OSP in the lights” by Oregon Department of Transportation, CC BY 2.0) The Indiana State Police are accepting applications for two Regional Dispatcher jobs at the Toll Road Regional Dispatch Center on County Road 17 in Bristol.The facility serves the entire Toll Road and St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties.Primary responsibilities of a dispatcher is to receive, record, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies and other support services through the use of a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, Records Management System (RMS), Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), Geographic Information System (GIS) and other Regional Dispatch Center resources.A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the ability to be seated in a confined area for extended periods of time. Two years of public safety communications experience preferred.Pay starts at $38,532 per year. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued time off.The deadline for applications is Friday April 17, 2020.For more information on the position and to apply, go to (Indiana State Police-Career Opportunities-Civilian Opportunities). Questions should be directed to Brandon P. Lowe, Personnel Officer for the Indiana State Police Human Resources Division at [email protected] or (317) 232-8238 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebooklast_img read more