EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

first_imgCHAIRMAN DAN McGINN:An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Additional Appropriations and Transfer of Funds within Various Departments (DMD)An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving the Annual Community Development Plan and Appropriating Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant Funds FINANCE COMMITTEE: CHAIRMAN DAN McGINN Re: Date: Time: Notify:Re: Date: Time: Notify: Re: Date: Time:Re: Date: Time: Ordinance F-2016-20 Amended August 8, 20165:15p.m.Russ Lloyd, Jr.Ordinance F-2016-21 Amended August 8, 20165:20p.m.Kelley Coures FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare FINANCE COMMITTEE: CHAIRMAN DAN McGINN:Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City FundsAuthorizing Repeal and Re-Appropriation and Additional Appropriation of Funds Within Various City Departments (DMD)CHAIRMAN H. DAN ADAMS:Amending Chapter 2.170 (Fire Merit System) of the Code of Ordinances EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (Watch live and archived meetings at www.evansville.in/accessevc August 8, 2016)center_img A.S.D. COMMITTEE:Re: Ordinance G-2016-24 Date: August 8, 2016Time: 5:25p.m.Notify: Josh Claybourn FINANCE COMMITTEE: August 15 – 19, 2016 Re: Date: Time: Notify:Re: Date: Time: Notify: August 22, 2016 Ordinance F-2016-22 August 22, 2016 5:20p.m.Kelley CouresOrdinance F-2016-23 August 22, 2016 5:25p.m.Kelley Coures Joint Department Budget HearingWednesday, August 17, 2016 3:30 p.m. Room 301City Council Budget HearingsMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, August 15,16,18,19, 2016 3:30 p.m. Room 301last_img read more

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Student Coalition Against Tobacco Plants Flowers at Intermediate School

first_imgOcean City High School’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) celebrated a “Smoke Free in OC” event at Ocean City Intermediate School last week.“Smoke Free in OC” is an extension of Project 1200 from the fall. With Project 1200, the student group worked with the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to create a public awareness demonstration featuring 1,200 pinwheels that represented the 1,200 lives lost each day to tobacco use.The spring project focused on “clean air.” Students planted flowers representing a tobacco-free lifestyle and in celebration of Earth Day. They planted flowers in the shape of the letter O-C-I-S. “Smoke Free in OC” was organized by high school health and physical education teacher Katie Kline with SCAT, Tom Gahr at the Intermediate School, and Deb Cathcart, advisor for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).Participating SCAT members included co-chairs Brittney Rush and Lauren Norbury, Jess Mounce, Maddie Louge, Julia Steelman, Tracie Cook, Izzy O’Brien, Kirstyn Blair and Mihn Vu. Participating SADD members included Grace Steele, Kimberly Brown, Amanda Attiya, Rylee McDonnell, Madeleine Martinelli, Amanda Nunan, Phoebe Prettyman, Isabella Gilhooley , Emma Kelly, Macy Oteri, Adina Adihosm, Abigail Lyons and Caroline Bowman.last_img read more

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First-ever Cornish Pasty Week set for next February

first_imgThe first-ever Cornish Pasty Week is set to take place from Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March. Organised by the Cornish Pasty Association, the week will culminate in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh annual World Pasty Championships – to be held at the Eden Project, Cornwall. The competition comprises several categories, including professional, amateur and junior Cornish pasties and gluten-free versions.The week will include a social media campaign using the hashtag #pastysmile, while members of the association will work with local community groups and schools to spread the skills used in creating Cornish pasties.“It’s about time the Cornish Pasty gets a whole week to itself, for people to celebrate, enjoy and indulge in its deliciously unique reputation and heritage, and I’m delighted we have been able to bring this idea to life,” said Jason Jobling, chair of the Cornish Pasty Association.“This humble dish may have its origins down the Cornish mines, but it is now worth over £300m to the local economy and is, without doubt, one of the nation’s favourite foods.”Cornish pasties have protected geographical indication status meaning only products which meet strict specifications can be labelled as such.last_img read more

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Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

first_imgHovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.Scottish television channel STV reported that four employees at the Duke Street-based Glasgow bakery were sacked after taking drug tests and another nine workers resigned on the spot when bosses announced that all staff would be tested.The bakery giant, which employs 338 people at the Scottish factory, refused to confirm the number of employees involved or provide details of the incident when approached by British Baker.“At Hovis, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or substance use during working hours,” the company’s statement said.“It was bought to our attention that a very small number of employees at our Glasgow bakery may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while at work. We are continuing to investigate these claims.”Altogether 3,165 employees work for Hovis across the UK.In March the business announced it had introduced electric vehicles to its fleet as part of a move to reduce its carbon footprint.last_img read more

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Phantogram Delivers An Awesome Cover Of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” [Watch]

first_imgAustralian radio station triple j hosts a segment on called “Like A Version” where artists stop by their studio to perform one of their own songs, and usually a fun cover or two. Previous guests on the show include an eclectic range of artists putting a unique spin on other artists, such as Tame Impala covering “Confide In Me” by Kylie Minogue, Flume performing his song “Never Be Like You” with three guest singers, Childish Gambino cover “So Into You” by Tamia, BADBADNOTGOOD covering the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”, and Grouplove covering Cage The Elephant‘s “Spiderhead”.Recently, New York electro-rock band Phantogram stopped by “Like A Version” and dropped a downtempo version of Radiohead‘s swirling masterpiece, “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”. Singer Sarah Barthel nails the delicate vocal part, as the band turns in tight re-interpretation of the song. It’s one of Radiohead’s most beautiful pieces of music, and Phantogram is able to make it their own while maintaining the song’s ethereal essence.Check out the Phantogram’s cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” from triple j’s “Like A Version” below.last_img read more

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STS9 Announces New Summer Tour Dates

first_imgSTS9 has announced seven new summer tour dates through the Midwest and East Coast. The run will get started on July 6th with a two-night stand at Crossroads KC in Kansas City before wrapping up a week later with a two-night stint at Pisgah Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.Tauk, Marvel Years, Modern Measure, and Desert Dwellers are among the acts who will provide support during the tour.STS9’s newly-announced dates will come amidst a series of previously-scheduled festival appearances, including stops at Summer Camp, Bonnaroo, and Camp Bisco. The shows will also take place roughly two months prior to their two-night “Cave of Crystals” run at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is slated for September 7th and 8th. Additionally, the band will headline Texas’ Utopia Fest when the event moves to its new location in November.Pre-sale tickets for STS9’s July tour dates will be available on Tuesday, April 24th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27th. STS9 Summer Tour Dates:July 6 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC*July 7 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC^^July 8 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^July 10 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room^July 13 Richmond, VA – The National**July 14 Asheville, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company %July 15 Asheville, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company #*with Tauk^^with Marvel Years, Kaminanda^ with White Cliffs**with Modern Measure% with Cofresi# with Desert DwellersView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Rescuers Rush for Quake Survivors

first_img China takes on excavation effort The China International Search and Rescue Team, the country’s main earthquake-rescue organization, will invest almost $15 million this year to more than double its capabilities, The Guardian newspaper reported. This investment follows the magnitude 7.9 Sichuan earthquake that killed about 70,000 people in China in 2008. “We will be able to send more teams to operations overseas and that’s one of the reasons we are expanding,” said Huang Jiafa, a division director at the Chinese Earthquake Administration. Currently, China is the country with the most urban search-and-rescue teams in the world, according to humanitarian news site ReliefWeb. China’s 50-member rescue team arrived in Haiti within the 72 “golden hours” — the most crucial time period for saving lives following natural disasters. The team immediately began working upon arrival in Port-au-Prince’s Carrefour neighborhood, one of the hardest-hit areas, according to the China Earthquake Administration, or CEA. They retrieved more than 20 bodies. At the ruins of the headquarters of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the Chinese team recovered the bodies of seven staff members, including mission chief Hedi Annabi and his chief deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa. They also dug up eight of their own peacekeeping officers assigned to the mission before the earthquake. Despite having sophisticated equipment, rescuers had to handle most of the excavation at the U.N. building by hand because its position halfway up a hill limited the use of machines, an official at the CEA told the Xinhua news agency. China’s other contributions included a 40-member medical team and an improvised mobile hospital, where about 2,500 injured people were treated, Jiafa said. More than 60 international urban search-and-rescue teams rushed to Haiti after it was pummeled by the earthquake on January 12, 2010. Elite international rescuers, security and medical personnel arrived first in the demolished capital Port-au-Prince, working under extreme conditions to find survivors, according to the United Nations. Veteran urban search-and-rescue teams from Mexico, China, France, Israel, Qatar and South Africa embodied the world’s urgent call-to-action to assist the people of Haiti. Mexico’s ‘Moles’ prove courageous After a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico City in 1985, one of the world’s most respected search-and-rescue teams – the International Rescue Brigade of Tlatelolco-Azteca – emerged from the ruins. Los Topos, or “The Moles,” was formed in the absence of a professional rapid-response team as frantic residents of the Tlatelolco community banded together to rescue their families and neighbors. Almost 25 years later, Los Topos has three delegations in Mexico: in Tlatelolco, Cancun and Vera Cruz. It also has a delegation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a volunteer Los Topos rescuer, Fernando Alvaro Bravo, told Diálogo. The volunteers are trained by experts from Israel and France and have deployed to disaster sites around the world, including New York City; San Salvador, El Salvador; Taiwan; Bam, Iran; and Abruzzi, Italy. Equipped with mallets and knives as their primary tools, they set out to join earthquake rescue missions using their own money or through private donations. “We are going to offer our best on behalf of the Mexican people,” Héctor Méndez, one of the founders of Los Topos, told the Agence France-Presse news agency. In January, a 25-member contingent equipped with sniffer dogs, first-aid responders and a demolition crew arrived in Haiti within 48 hours. Another veteran rescuer and group leader, Carlos Morales, worked alongside his 24-year old daughter, as a show of family courage in the face of strangers’ despair. In the two weeks following the earthquake, Los Topos rescued more than a dozen victims, including Ena Zizi, a 69-year-old Haitian woman trapped beneath the ruins of a church for seven days. Six and a half weeks after Haiti’s quake, Los Topos rushed to the rescue again after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake and subsequent tsunami ravaged Chile. By Dialogo April 01, 2010 French team makes a miracle rescue France demonstrated its solidarity with Haiti by immediately deploying three military planes carrying 100 firefighters and gendarmes, in addition to humanitarian aid. The urban search-and-rescue teams from France worked incessantly to find survivors even after the Haitian government called off the search, stating there was little hope of finding anyone alive 11 days after the capital was reduced to rubble. The rescuers stubbornly pressed on in favor of holding out for one last miracle rescue. Amazingly, 15 days after the quake, rescuer Claude Fuilla walked along the unstable roof of a collapsed home, heard the faint voice of 17-year-old Darlene Etienne and spotted her dust-covered black hair in the rubble. The dying teenager was rescued within 45 minutes, The Associated Press reported. “I don’t think she could have survived even a few more hours,” Fuilla said. Etienne’s rescue defied the odds of finding anyone alive after so long. Authorities say it is rare for anyone to survive more than 72 hours without water, let alone more than two weeks, but she reportedly had access to water from a bathroom. center_img Israeli field hospital saves thousands Battlefield experience has made the Israel Defense Forces, or IDF, National Search and Rescue Unit an international elite team. Since its inception in 1983, the unit has worked in disaster zones in Mexico, Argentina, Armenia, Kenya, Turkey and elsewhere. A 220-member IDF medical and rescue team arrived in Haiti within 36 hours after the earthquake. It began its operations near the ruins of the U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince and worked with local authorities to find survivors in other disaster-stricken areas. The team also built a field hospital with operating rooms and a maternity and children’s ward, within a record time of 10 hours. The medical team treated more than 1,100 patients, conducted 319 successful surgeries and delivered 16 babies, including three by Cesarean section according to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The sights here are very difficult and you need a lot of mental fortitude,” said Gali Wiest, the delegation’s head nurse, as reported in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper. “We’ve already taken in 87 children, most in moderate to serious condition; there have been a few operations and amputations, and they keep coming.” Wiest spoke of the survival of an infant boy who was trapped under the rubble for five days and lay in a state of shock in the children’s ward: “His parents aren’t here — perhaps they are dead — but the Israeli nurses caress him and give him a warm bottle of milk.” The IDF team concluded its two-week stay on January 27, 2010, and patients needing further care, as well as orphans and premature babies, were transferred to other field hospitals and to the U.S. Navy Ship Comfort. Emirate assistance beyond Arab world Qatar’s Internal Security Force, which provided emergency relief after the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Mauritania floods in 2007, also provided support to Haiti. It was the first time the Gulf emirate deployed an urban search-and-rescue team outside the Arab world, The National newspaper reported. “This is a long way for us to come and the first time we have left our region,” Capt. Mubarak al-Kaabi, the team’s leader, told The National. “But help means helping everybody, not just Arabic people.” A 26-person rescue team of soldiers, police and medical professionals scoured the Haitian capital for survivors. The team also set up a makeshift field hospital on the outskirts of the city, in Cité Soleil, where doctors treated more than 500 victims. They performed rudimentary operations, set broken limbs and cleaned festering wounds. “We’re putting limbs in splints and giving out antibiotics, but some of the infections are very bad and need to be treated many times,” Mootaz Ali, an orthopedic surgeon, told The National. “Some patients are not even able to take the antibiotics we give them because they don’t have access to water.” South African efforts undeterred A 10-member team from the South African Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest African disaster relief organization, arrived in Haiti three days after the earthquake. They worked an area that no team had yet reached, Xinhua reported. “The devastation was mind boggling, with no sign of life, only a litter of corpses and the sick stench of decomposed bodies along the way,” foundation chairman Imtiaz Sooliman said. “The first stop was a Catholic mission, totally destroyed; five bodies were recovered. At another site nine more bodies were recovered,” Sooliman said. The rescuers, skilled in disaster response, search and rescue, and advanced life support, traveled by land from the Dominican Republic, and were later escorted by U.N. helicopters when road access was blocked. They extricated five survivors from a collapsed hospital in Port-au-Prince. “After 2.5 hours of intense activity, team leader Ahmed Bham, together with our Mexican partners, rescued a 60-year-old lady, she being the first of five survivors,” the organization said in a statement. The team also cleared the hospital of 600 bodies so it could resume operations.last_img read more

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Afghans Create United Front

first_imgBy Dialogo June 10, 2011 The Afghans are increasingly taking their future into their own hands by thwarting and warding off the Taliban and other insurgents – unilaterally, as well as partnered. In the Kajran district of Uruzgan province, June 2, nearly 40 local villagers took up arms and gathered near two checkpoints to form a protective screen around their villages and aid the Afghan Local Police in protecting their villages following threats from local Taliban fighters. “An elder from the area said Taliban fighters have routinely threatened the villages and are trying to intimidate local citizens, but the local population has been fiercely resistant to Taliban activity,” said German Army Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, International Security Assistance Force spokesperson. On May 30, the 9th Commando Kandak responded to a suicide bombing conducted by insurgents against the Ministry of Transportation and the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team’s Headquarters in Herat City. Immediately following the suicide bomber’s detonation of his personal-borne improvised explosive device vest at the gate of the PRT, Blotz said “The Commandos initiated a quick reaction force, moved into the city and secured the Italian PRT building, the Governor of Herat’s office, and the Bagh-e-Azadi, killing the remaining insurgents who had entered the compound.” And last but not least, in the Sarobi district of Paktika provice along the Pakistan border where the Haqqani network is very active, an Afghan local policeman single-handedly held off 15 insurgents long enough to give coalition and Afghan forces time to defeat them. Blotz said, “This is an example of how Afghan police are increasingly being seen by local residents as a viable security force.” These Afghan-only, as well as the ANSF and ISAF partnered operations, are key elements of the Afghan and coalition effort to stop the enemies of Afghanistan from attacking the people and the government of this country. “We agree with President Karzai that operations must become more and more Afghan-led over time, with coalition forces increasingly in a support role as Afghan security forces take the lead and the responsibility for operations across the country,” sais Blotz. “And we are working to make that a reality – as we also, of course, work ever harder with our Afghan Security Force partners to ensure that we protect and safeguard the people and their property.” In the past 30 days, Afghan and coalition special forces have conducted hundreds of joint operations to secure the Afghan people, disrupt insurgent infiltration from sanctuaries outside the country, and solidify and expand security gains of the past year. Many of the operations, including all in the greater Kabul area, home to one-fifth the Afghan population, are Afghan-led. Across the country of Afghanistan, people are not only working in conjunction with coalition forces to fight the enemy and safeguard Afghan citizens, but are standing up unilaterally—as Afghan National Security Forces, as Afghan Local Police, as villagers and as individuals.last_img read more

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Ridge Man Killed in Head-on Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old man was killed when his vehicle veered into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed head-on with another in his hometown of Ridge on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Timothy Falletta was driving his Mazda northbound on William Floyd Parkway when his vehicle crossed the grass median and struck a southbound Kia at 5:40 p.m.Falletta was pronounced dead at the scene.The other driver, 62-year-old Robert Brady of Shirley, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

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The experts weigh in: 5 essential steps to building member trust

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Trust is a complex and critical attribute of all relationships. So how can credit unions deliver their products and services in a way that inspires member trust?Insight Vault caught up with CO-OP Financial Services Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Samantha Smyth Paxson and Coastal Credit Union’s vice president of marketing and product development, Brandon McAdams, for answers.I.V.: A positive digital experience equates to trust. How can credit unions ensure that digital touchpoints meet members’ expectations?S.S.P.: Organizations earn trust by demonstrating credibility. Credit unions need to embrace a digital mindset and deliver in a digital-first way. That equates to credibility.B.M.: To understand what members expect today, just look at Uber. Everyone raves about the interface and how it allows you to get from Point A to Point B easier. But the app isn’t just flash. Its main function is to provide transparency – you know where the car is and how much it will cost, and you can preload your destination so there’s no confusion. continue reading »last_img read more

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