Video: UNHCR tent offers virtual experience of refugee dwelling

first_imgVideo: UNHCR tent offers virtual experience of refugee dwelling New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention 2015, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] A tent from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) fills the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society exhibit space at the 78th General Convention June 26-27, providing a virtual encounter of a refugee dwelling and as an expression of solidarity with the plight of the world’s refugees.The initiative was first envisioned during a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage, when eight Episcopalians traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about refugee resettlement through the lens of Congolese refugees. The #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage was organized by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention, Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 27, 2015 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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Three Pakistani TV news channels suddenly taken off the air

first_img News Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en This is the message that the viewers of three Pakistani TV news channels have been seeing since the evening of 8 July. The three channels are being censored in reprisal for their decision to broadcast the press conference that opposition leader Maryam Nawaz gave two days earlier (photos: Iqbal Khattak / RSF – Arif Ali / AFP). Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Since yesterday evening, when the signals of AbbTakk TV, 24 News and Capital TV were suddenly suspended, cable viewers wanting to watch their news programmes have found this terse message: “This channel is currently unavailable due to a technical issue. Sorry for inconvenience.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that three Pakistani TV news channels have been suspended from cable networks at the behest of the authorities in reprisal for broadcasting an opposition leader’s news conference. This latest case of brazen censorship is indicative of disturbing dictatorial tendencies, RSF said. Receive email alerts In fact, it is widely assumed they were deliberately removed at the behest of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the all-powerful broadcast media regulator that takes its lead from the military establishment.  “We have been taken off cable network without any notice,” AbbTakk TV news director Shahab Mehmood, told RSF today “PEMRA gave no reason for taking this step.” News PEMRA had previously posted this bureaucratically-worded tweet at dawn on 7 July: “PEMRA issues notices to TV channels for unedited live telecast of Maryam Nawaz’s press conference against judiciary and state institutions in violation of PEMRA laws and Code of Conduct.” Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Dictatorial power Organisation The tweet referred to the previous day’s press conference at which Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of now imprisoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and herself an opposition figure, produced a video showing a judge appearing to admit that he was pressured into convicting her father a year ago. The video’s authenticity has yet to be verified. June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img “This is an absolutely unacceptable violation of the principles of media pluralism and independence during a revelation that was clearly in the Pakistani public interest,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expressionPredators “We call on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s civilian government to take immediate steps to ensure that cable transmission of the three TV channels is restored. The recent surge in sudden acts of media censorship is exposing the current regime’s increasingly dictatorial nature.” Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2018. Najam Sethi, a well-known journalist who often works with 24 News, confirmed in a tweet that it was because of their coverage of Maryam Nawaz’s press conference that the three TV news channels were being taken off the air ­– “reportedly on orders from PEMRA.” Help by sharing this information News A week ago, political reporter Hamid Mir’s live interview with former President Asif Ali Zardari on Pakistan’s leading TV news channel, Geo News, was suddenly cut short when screens went blank. April 21, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire July 9, 2019 Three Pakistani TV news channels suddenly taken off the air Just over a year ago, transmission of Geo News and all of the four other channels owned by Geo TV was suspended for several days throughout at least 80% of the country in an apparent reprisal for its overly independent news coverage. No official suspension order ever emerged but the military were widely blamed because they control the network distribution cables in every district. January 28, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expressionPredators last_img read more

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Lime e-scooters may hit Ithaca streets by summer

first_img Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Your government news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi Tagged: common council, e-scooters, LimeBikes, PEDC, transit, transportation center_img “We’re not just going to turn on scooters one day and suddenly you’ll see thousands in the streets,” Goodmark said.Lime e-scooter. (Courtesy of Lime)Geo-fencing, mph limits, and other ways to control scootersScooter-sharing programs in cities from Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Providence, Rhode Island offer a model of how scooters could be rolled out in Ithaca. According to Barden and Powers’ research, other cities have tested regulations that Ithaca could include in an MOU with Lime to promote scooter safety.First, in addition to Lime’s policy of only renting scooters to riders 18 and older, the city can impose a curfew. E-scooters need to be re-charged, so a curfew would minimize late-night rides and ensure a fully powered fleet for morning commutes.The city can also use technology to block e-scooters from entering certain areas. “Geo-fencing” relies on GPS technology to set boundaries within which e-scooters will not work. For instance, if Ithaca were to set a geo-fence around the Commons, scooters would shut off when riders tried to enter the Commons.Geo-fencing is not precise enough to prevent scooters from riding on sidewalks, and Barden and Powers acknowledged sidewalk riding has been an issue in every city with a scooter-share. The city could set rules and enforcement policies to curb the practice, though.In addition, the city can set a speed limit lower than the vehicles’ maximum speed. If Ithaca set a limit below 15 mph, Lime could program scooters remotely so they could not exceed it.Regulations cannot stop all injuries and nuisance complaints, but Barden and Powers conclude that the benefits of e-scooters at least warrant a pilot program in Ithaca to test their feasibility.They said at Wednesday’s meeting that e-scooters have proven their potential to replace short car trips. An e-scooter feasibility study in Chicago found that e-scooters offer a cost-effective alternative to car rides for trips in the half- to two-mile range, and can therefore provide connections to other forms of transit. Barden and Powers said scooters would help close the “last mile” between residents’ homes, workplaces and other destinations in Ithaca.Related: The future of transportation is multimodal, according to Ithaca presentationThey also said other cities have seen widespread scooter use among commuters and tourists who do not ride bikes. According to Goodmark, Lime’s company data suggests the same pattern. Ithacans made about 80,000 trips on shared pedal bikes over six months last year, he said. He expects to see twice that volume on e-bikes this year, which are already on Ithaca’s streets, and said e-scooters would increase ridership five-fold.Goodmark said he welcomed the idea of a pilot program to gradually introduce the vehicles to Ithaca while educating riders and making program adjustments.How can the public weigh in? Next stepsWhile Goodmark said he hopes to launch scooters by mid-May and said it is “very likely” the city will approve an agreement by that time, there are still several hurdles Lime e-scooters need to clear before making their Ithaca debut.Barden and Powers will revise their report and bring it back to MATCom, who will vote on whether to recommend an e-scooter agreement to the PEDC. PEDC members will discuss the issue again before voting on whether to recommend an agreement to Common Council. Finally, Common Council will need to approve an agreement with Lime. At the earliest, the issue could clear Common Council on May 2.Members of the public will have a chance to weigh in when Lime e-scooters are on the PEDC and Common Council agendas. ITHACA, N.Y. – LimeBikes have quickly become part of the Ithaca landscape, with the bright green cycles rolling down the city’s streets and landing everywhere from sidewalks to alleys to front lawns. Soon, the pedal-powered and electric bikes may be joined by a kindred vehicle: the Lime e-scooter.Lime, the transportation company that runs Ithaca’s bike-share program, has plans to launch an e-scooter program here as soon as mid-May. Lime is waiting on approval from the city, though, and at the Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 13, some Common Council members and city staff said they are not convinced an e-scooter sharing program would be safe and feasible in Ithaca.After hearing a report from Sarah Barden and Megan Powers, volunteers on the Mobility, Accessibility and Transportation Commission who compiled research from cities with e-scooter programs in place, committee members questioned whether e-scooters would be visible enough on streets and hazardous on sidewalks.Jeff Goodmark, Ithaca operations manager for Lime, nevertheless said he is confident the company’s scooters will be on Ithaca’s streets this spring.(Courtesy of Lime)How electric scooters would fit in on Ithaca city streetsE-scooters — which use small electric motors and can travel up to 15 miles per hour — have sparked significant controversy as they have popped up in cities across the country.Like LimeBikes, Lime’s e-scooters use a smartphone app to let riders pick up and drop-off scooters anywhere in range. But whereas bikes are generally familiar to drivers and riders, the scooters’ unfamiliar handling and design have led to questions about their safety. Small wheels, malfunctioning brakes and low visibility have been implicated in e-scooter rider injuries and at least two fatalities.While injury data is not comprehensive, Lime has updated scooter safety features over time. Ithaca would be seeing a model with larger wheels, upgraded brakes and brighter lights than initial models, according to Barden and Powers’ report.Still, multiple PEDC members said they are not yet convinced e-scooters would be safe in Ithaca. Seph Murtagh, who chairs the committee, worried about scooters hitting Ithaca’s streets before riders and drivers have enough education.“I really wrestle with this,” Murtagh said. “On the one hand, you realize cars injure and kill more people than any other transit, and we tolerate them,” but he said he ultimately needs more convincing that the roll-out of Lime scooters would be safe before approving an agreement with the company.Goodmark was present during the PEDC meeting and told the Ithaca Voice on Thursday that Lime would work to address safety questions raised by the committee. He said more data is becoming available each month e-scooter programs are in place, and that Lime is taking new information into consideration.“We are taking a very cautious and careful approach and safety is our priority,” he said.Goodmark said the company would introduce scooters gradually in Ithaca, to avoid flooding the streets with a new mode of transportation all at once. They will also schedule training clinics, helmet giveaways and one-on-one lessons to educate community members about scooter safety,  he said, and the Lime app will include safety tips, information about how to ride and park, and a list of local rules. last_img read more

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Cross border investigation underway following burglaries

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleDonegal Sports Star Award was very special: Sommer LeckyNext articleLetterkenny gardai seek information on break ins News Highland WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 A cross border investigation is underway following a number of burglaries.Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating a burglary at Mourne Antiques on Main Street between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon last. Five females and one male, described as being Eastern European, entered the store. The sole staff member was distracted by the group while one of them went into the staff room and stole a substantial amount of cash and jewellery.Gardaí say they are aware of similar incidents in Derry on the same date, and they’re liaising with the PSNI.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace says it’s a risk all business owners should be aware of…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/gardaslot-burglary-1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – January 21, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Cross border investigation underway following burglaries News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Community helper day

first_img Community Helpers Day is an annual culminating event for the kindergarten unit that teaches the children about the people whose job it is to take care of them, their families and everyone else in the community.Huner said young children see community helpers at work but don’t realize the important roles they play in their lives.The Troy Fire Department, Troy City Schools Transportation Department, CARE Ambulance Service, City of Troy Utilities and the Troy Police Department participated in the 2011 Community Helpers Day at the Early Childhood Center on Thursday. Email the author Skip Published 10:59 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011 Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 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 By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Often children associate firefighters and law enforcement officers with flashing lights and blaring sirens, which is frightening to them,” she said. “The children feel comfortable talking about community helpers and flashing lights and sirens with their teachers but outside the classroom, it can be very different.”Therefore, sometimes children are fearful of these seemingly bigger than life people,” she said.“We want the children to be as comfortable and secure with our community helpers as they are with teachers in the classroom. When they get to meet our community helpers, it’s easier for them to understand that they are truly here to help them. That’s what Community Helpers Day is all about.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Huner said that all children are fascinated by the fire truck and the kindergarten kids always get big-eyed when they see the “big red truck.”Most children are familiar with the fire trucks, ambulances, buses and police cars but don’t any idea about the city workers in the white bucket trucks.“The employees with the city utilities talked to the children about safety issues,” Huner said. “They learned not to touch a power line that is down because it’s dangerous. And, they learned that the power lines overhead bring light into their homes and the electricity their mothers need to cook their supper.”During the unit, the children learn a lot about community helpers, but it’s the hands-on experience of Community Helpers Day that really makes an impression on them, Huner said. Community helper day You Might Like ‘Get Fit’ kids walk Saturday The Christian Love Center in Troy is concerned about childhood obesity so the Center is getting up and getting the… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Students at the Hank Jones Early Childhood Center in Troy learned about the community helpers during the annual Community Helper Day on Thursday. Troy Police Department officer Hope Griffin shows Antonio Frazier a piece of equipment. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Students learn about ‘take care’ peopleAsk the children who have attended the Hank Jones Early Childhood Center in Troy what their favorite memory of kindergarten is and you’ll mostly likely get the same answer.“Community Helpers Day is what the children remember most,” said Tracy Huner, kindergarten teacher. “You can ask the fifth graders and they will tell you that and, probably older students, too.”last_img read more

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More than 1 million students to miss school as teacher revolt sweeping nation heads to new state

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A wave of teacher revolts sweeping the nation is set to hit North Carolina on Wednesday as thousands of educators are expected to swarm the state’s capital in a quest for higher pay and more money for education.The scheduled one-day walkout has prompted school districts across the state to cancel classes for Wednesday, leaving more than 1 million students with an unexpected day off.The labor action is the latest in a string of teacher uprisings across the country this year that have prompted strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Educators in Kentucky and Colorado have also taken action, staging walkouts and sick-outs in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to stop a decade of cuts in education funding the teachers say have hurt students.In Puerto Rico, thousands of teachers walked out of classes in March to protest the cash-strapped government’s plan to shut down more than 300 schools this year as the unincorporated U.S. territory struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September.Mark Jewell, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, said up to 15,000 teachers are expected to march and rally at the state Capitol in Raleigh on Wednesday morning.The teachers will be marching “to let our General Assembly know and our elected policymakers that this is really about accountability,” he said.The North Carolina educators say their top goal is to get legislators to increase annual per-pupil funding, which is currently about $9,329, according to a 2018 report by the National Education Association.“We are currently about $2,400 below the national average in how we fund our public school children,” Jewell said at a news conference in Raleigh on Monday.North Carolina teachers are calling for higher pay. The average salary for teachers in the state is $49,970, or about $9,000 below the national average, Jewell said.The educators also want their lawmakers to fork over money to fix crumbling schools and fund 500 school counselors, social workers and psychologists.“We have not had a textbook adoption in 15 years. We have school districts deciding whether or not to pay the light bill or buy toilet paper,” Jewell said. “We have classrooms … that are 35 students and higher in some instances. This is not normal. This is not the North Carolina way.”North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has proposed boosting teacher pay 8 percent and up to 14.8 percent for educators with at least 25 years of experience. The state’s Republican-dominated General Assembly is calling for raises in the average of 5 to 6 percent.“North Carolina should treat educators like the professionals they are,” Cooper told reporters last week. “They shouldn’t have to take to the streets to get the respect they deserve.”The rally will also kick off a six-month push to elect leaders in November who will support education funding, Jewell said.“Our end game, obviously, is Nov. 6 when we elect pro-public education policymakers to the General Assembly,” Jewell said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Authorities arrest ‘possible serial gunman’ in Texas after 4 similar shootings

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(ODESSA, TX) — All of the shootings involved a suspect targeting broken down cars, Gary Duesler, a spokesman for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News.The suspect is believed to be driving a white pickup truck, likely with an extended cab or crew-cab, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Authorities said descriptions of the suspect have varied.Three of the shootings occurred on Tuesday, between 12:45 a.m. and 4:42 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.One man was shot in the abdomen while he was sitting in his parked car and transported to Medical Center Hospital, the sheriff’s office said. He has since been released. The other two shootings on Tuesday did not result in any injuries.The fourth incident, on Thursday night at 10:42 p.m., left one man dead.A suspect approached the victim under the guise that he would help with his broken down car, but instead shot and killed him, Duesler said.The weapons used in the shootings all appear to be a handgun, but with different calibers, authorities said.Sheriff Mike Griffis said multiple agencies are involved in the search for the suspect.“We will bring him to justice,” Griffis said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Quantifying susceptibility of marine invertebrate biocomposites to dissolution in reduced pH

first_imgOcean acidification threatens many ecologically and economically important marine calcifiers. The increase in shell dissolution under the resulting reduced pH is an important and increasingly recognized threat. The biocomposites that make up calcified hardparts have a range of taxon-specific compositions and microstructures, and it is evident that these may influence susceptibilities to dissolution. Here, we show how dissolution (thickness loss), under both ambient and predicted end-century pH (approx. 7.6), varies between seven different bivalve molluscs and one crustacean biocomposite and investigate how this relates to details of their microstructure and composition. Over 100 days, the dissolution of all microstructures was greater under the lower pH in the end-century conditions. Dissolution of lobster cuticle was greater than that of any bivalve microstructure, despite its calcite mineralogy, showing the importance of other microstructural characteristics besides carbonate polymorph. Organic content had the strongest positive correlation with dissolution when all microstructures were considered, and together with Mg/Ca ratio, explained 80–90% of the variance in dissolution. Organic content, Mg/Ca ratio, crystal density and mineralogy were all required to explain the maximum variance in dissolution within only bivalve microstructures, but still only explained 50–60% of the variation in dissolution.last_img read more

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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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