Twitter We are around my desk monitor, and I’m pulling up a video of an old music friend and compatriot still in her twenties. The two of us are marvelling at the big talent on the screen, and there’s a three-way connection. Stacey Kay and Leah Daniels have been best friends since age eleven when the two competed in talent contests.The look in Daniels’ eyes is that of a young woman that’s inspired and in awe of her good friend. In many ways, their careers mirror one another. Both are fiercely independent, have a clear vision where they want to go with their careers, and are determined to get it right. Both work outside the walls of a major record label and connect directly with their audiences.Kay rocked it on America’s Got Talent and Daniels took home the Canadian Radio Music Award as the FACTOR 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, earned four CCMA nominations, and has a new recording set to arrive in May 2018. There’s also something else that binds the two. I keep in mind what Warner Canada Music Steve Kane CEO said to me a few years back after I posed this question about evaluating talent. BK: Is there a checklist?SK: Yes, there’s a mental checklist. I’ve got to tell you at the top of this checklist – “Does this artist know who they are?” Do they have a sense of self? Do they have a sense of where they want their career to go?The answer? A resounding yes! Here’s that conversation.Coming out of Sheridan College’s arts program how focused on country music were you back then?Country was not on my mind at that time.I guess in high school it was more about musicals and pop and rock music and after Sheridan I wanted to create my own music. I wanted to write. After Sheridan I went to Humber College for music because I wanted to do my own thing and they had a new program that was a degree program that focused on songwriting specifically. I was like, that sounds perfect. I completed first year but was anxious. I wanted to create music instead of being in school for another four years. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement
APTN National NewsIt didn’t take long for Manitoba tax authorities to strike.Agents with Manitoba Finance’s special investigations unit along with the RCMP raided a Dakota-run smoke shop Tuesday, seizing 89,550 cigarettes made by a Mohawk tobacco firm that were being sold without a provincial license.In a brief statement, the department said the Dakota Chundee smoke shop, which was being run by three Dakota First Nations, was raided at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.The seized cigarettes, which were made by Rainbow Tobacco based out of the Mohawk community of Kahnawake near Montreal, were federally licensed, but not stamped for sale in the province.“The investigation is continuing and charges are pending,” said the statement.The Dakota’s opened the smoke shop, which sits about 100 kilometres southwest of Brandon, Man., last Wednesday and invited media to attend. There were also plans to open an unlicensed casino alongside the smoke shop.Canupawakpa Dakota Chief Frank Brown could not be reached for comment.Rainbow Tobacco president Robbie Dickson could not be reached for comment.The Dakota hoped to raise much needed revenue through the smoke shop and casino, while also upping the stakes in their court battle with the federal government.“If they raid us and seize and confiscate and charge, what laws are they using against us,” said Brown in a previous interview. “There is no process with non-treaty in Canada, so what laws are they going to legally use?”Ottawa considers the Dakota “American Indian refugees” and claims they have no Aboriginal title or rights to territory in Canada.The case is ongoing in Federal Court.Manitoba is now the fourth province to have seized Rainbow Tobacco cigarettes, joining Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.Rainbow Tobacco pays federal taxes on each of its cigarettes, but refuses to pay provincial taxes arguing provinces have no jurisdiction to interfere in trade between First Nations communities.The Assembly of First Nations backs Rainbow Tobacco’s position.
In the first case, two members of Sierra Leone’s defunct Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) – Hassan Papa Bangura (aka Bomblast) and Samuel Kargbo (aka Sammy Ragga) – appeared in person before the Special Court, located in the capital of Freetown.Two other defendants – convicted former AFRC leaders, Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu (aka Five-Five) – appeared in court via video link from Rwanda, where they are serving lengthy prison sentences for crimes related to the war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s.All four were charged with two counts of offering a bribe to a witness, and of interfering with a witness, in violation of one of the Court’s rules of procedure and evidence. Mr. Kamara faces a third count alleging that he knowingly disclosed the name of a protected witness.Mr. Kamara, Mr. Kanu and Mr. Bangura all pleaded not guilty to the charges, and their trial proceedings will be scheduled at a later date.Mr. Kargbo pleaded guilty to both counts and was convicted. In a written statement to the Court, he offered to testify as a prosecution witness in any future proceedings. Sentencing was put off until after the trial of his co-accused.In the second proceeding, former member of the rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Eric Koi Senessie pleaded not guilty to nine counts of alleging that he attempted to bribe or otherwise interfere with prosecution witnesses who testified in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.Mr. Bangura, Mr. Kargbo and Mr. Senessie were granted bail and released on their own recognizance under conditions which include not contacting, directly or indirectly, either the witnesses or their co-accused, to maintain their current residences, to report once a week as directed, and to appear at hearings when directed by the registrar of the Court.Since none of the accused is deemed to have sufficient means to hire lawyers, the defence office has assisted them in securing counsel to represent them in the proceedings.Conviction on contempt of court charges carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, a fine of up to two million leones (approximately $500), or both.The Special Court was set up in 2002 to try those most responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law in the civil wars that plagued Sierra Leone, starting in 1996. 15 July 2011The United Nations-backed court set up to try suspects indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone today convicted one of five people facing contempt charges for allegedly attempting to induce witnesses to recant their testimonies, with the four others pleading not guilty.
In 2015 Walter Decker became the oldest person to climb the stairs of the CN Tower. It took him just under 46 minutes to go up the 1776 stairs.“First thing in the morning, seven days a week, I do 60 pushups”, and “depending on the weather, I may go for a walk. At least 2 k’s.”Two days a week he climbs the Kenilworth stairs, going up and down 5 times.Now at 92, Walter, and hundreds of others, will climb the steps of the Stelco Tower. He’s expecting to be the oldest participant.“I’m hoping, if there’s someone out there that thinks they can join me, I’d welcome meeting them.”The Stelco Tower is the second tallest building in Hamilton, with 533 stairs from the street to the top. It should be a breeze for 92 year old Walter Decker.“Everything is a bit of a challenge. I can do it. If I can do it they can do it.”Other than exercising regularly and eating healthy, Walter has one other routine.“I enjoy a cocktail before dinner every night. Mostly vodka orange juice, sometimes a martini.”The Steeltown Stairclimb is Saturday February 4th. You can sign up or make a donation at on.lung.ca.
“For a Kosovo that is getting ready for status discussions and status, it is extremely important that we see the democratic institutions functioning as we expect in a democracy, in full accordance with the Constitutional principles,” Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Søren Jessen-Petersen said after meeting with the province’s ethnic Albanian president, Ibrahim Rugova. “I believe that is what we are seeing. Two political parties have decided to form a government. They have a majority and, if the Assembly agrees when the Assembly meets, then we will have a government that knows exactly what they have to do within a very short timeframe,” he added of the province where Albanians outnumber other communities, mainly Serbs, by about 9 to 1. The UN has run Kosovo since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave human rights abuses in the fighting between Serbs and Albanians. Ethnic Albanian Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned last week and surrendered to the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague in the Netherlands after being indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape, and 20 counts of war crimes for his role as a guerrilla commander in the 1998-99 fighting. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Stressing the tight political timeframe, Mr. Jessen-Petersen noted that within a month the next technical assessment had to be produced on the progress of the so-called standards, eight targets to build trust between Albanians and Serbs, such as democratic institutions, minority rights and an impartial legal system, that have to be met before talks start on the final status later this year. “I think we are moving through what may have been one of the most difficult periods for Kosovo, which is still a difficult [period], but the way it has been managed by everybody gives me confidence that we are on track, we are moving ahead and, once again, I count on the President and on all political parties to play their respective roles,” he said.
In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Branden Camp) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weeks by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2014 6:50 am MDT WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the lowest level since late October.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 750 to 298,750.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The average has fallen nearly 13 per cent in the past year, evidence the job market is improving. Companies are cutting fewer jobs as the economy expands and hiring has picked up.In the first 11 months of this year, employers have added 2.65 million jobs. That already makes 2014 the best year for hiring since 1999.The figures are “low enough to signal very strong payroll growth,” said Ian Shepherdson, an economist at High Frequency Economics. The current level of applications is consistent with monthly job gains of about 300,000, he added.Just 2.37 million people are receiving benefits, down from more than 4 million a year ago. Some former recipients have found jobs, but many have used up all the benefits available to them. A federal extended benefits program expired at the end of last year. Barely a quarter of the 9.1 million people out of work receive unemployment aid.Still, hiring is accelerating. Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the most in nearly three years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent, down from 7 per cent 12 months earlier.The average hourly wage rose 9 cents to $24.66, the biggest gain in 17 months. Over the past 12 months, hourly pay has risen 2.1 per cent, above the 1.3 per cent inflation rate.Other recent data also point to an improving economy. Shoppers spent more in November at retail stores and restaurants, as tumbling gas prices left them with more money to spend on other goods and services.And factory output rose at a healthy clip last month, fueled by more auto production. Manufacturing output has now surpassed its pre-recession peak.
Shaun Richard is set to become OSU’s associate athletics director for sports administration.Credit: Courtesy of Colgate University AthleticsThe Ohio State Department of Athletics is getting a new face.Shaun Richard has been named to the position of associate athletics director for sport administration, Miechelle Willis, executive associate athletics director for student services and sport administration, announced Tuesday.Richard, a 2003 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, will replace senior associate athletic director for sports administration Chris Schneider. Richard will directly oversee multiple OSU programs, including men’s and women’s hockey, according to a press release.He is set to begin at his new position next week, OSU Department of Athletics spokeswoman Leann Parker said in email Tuesday night.“I would like to thank athletics director Gene Smith, Miechelle Willis and the entire search committee for this amazing opportunity,” Richard said in a released statement. “It is both humbling and exciting to be part of the Ohio State family. I look forward to being a part of the continued success of the Ohio State athletic programs and working with the great coaching staffs and outstanding student-athletes who put on the Scarlet and Gray.”Before coming to Columbus, Richard was named the assistant athletics director at Colgate University in November 2008. In July 2011, he was promoted to the position of associate athletics director and has served as the school’s associate director of external operations since July 12, 2012, according to the release.“Shaun will be a great addition to our department,” Willis said, according to the release. “He has broad-based experience in athletics at many levels — as a coach, in the NFL and on the intercollegiate level … His service on a number of university and conference committees, and his experiences with external relations, were a plus.”Prior to his time with the Colgate Raiders, Richard served as the operations manager of the Jason Taylor Foundation in Miami, Fla., in addition to the working for the operations department of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.The terms of Richard’s salary were not readily available upon request and Richard was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.
Dejan Perichandball farewellhandball legend Legendary handball goalkeeper Dejan Peric (43) will play his last match on farewell party in Celje’s “Zlatorog” hall on May 31. Famous as “Perke”, Serbian goalkeeper in last three decades was the main person in all the teams in which he played. The most important part of his career is connected with Celje Pivovarna Lasko, where he played between 1995 and 2004, but also in the last two seasons. He won EHF Champions League twice with Celje (2004) and F.C Barcelona (2005). Between 2006 and 2011 he has a member of MKB Veszprem.For Yugoslav and Serbian NT, he had over 200 appearances… ← Previous Story THW KIEL – BUNDESLIGA CHAMPION! Next Story → Balkan trio to HC Dinamo Minsk
A – Sunday (604) C – Time is but a social construct and I refuse to conform (3072) Poll Results: WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.So do like we do here in TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.Possibly.This week: TheJournal.ie reader Aline Dejaegher emailed us with this gem: Does the week start on Monday or Sunday?As Aline explains: “Some calendars have Sunday first, some have Monday, but really, the weekend includes Sunday, right? So technically the week should start on Monday. Or am I being too logical about this?”Help a sister out. Does the week start on Sunday or Monday? A – SundayB – MondayC – Time is but a social construct and I refuse to conformVoteGot a burning question that has divided your household/work colleagues/friends? Let us know in the comments section or email us at email@example.com.See previous entries in The Burning Question > B – Monday (3167)
Anytime the Apple Store goes down, the rumor mill starts swirling about whether it’s regular maintenance or a new product is about to be released. This morning was no exception – when the store went down, speculation started as to whether or not we would finally see some new hardware. Apple delivered, and when the store was back up, a new line of iMacs was in the Apple Store.The new iMacs feature Intel’s most recent quad-core Core i5 processors, and can be upgraded to Core i7 processors at the Apple Store, up to 3.4GHz. Under the hood, they also feature brand new AMD Radeon HD graphics cards. They also feature Intel and Apple’s new Thunderbolt I/O port (the 21.5″ iMac has one, the 27″ iMac has two) for high speed peripherals – although you might have some trouble finding Thunderbolt devices to connect to it.The new line of iMacs also feature SD card slots, a FaceTime HD camera on the front, and users get the choice of a Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad with their purchase. The price hasn’t changed either: the models start at $1199 retail, and go up based on the configuration option you select.AdChoices广告
Apple was recently granted a design patent for the the animation in iBooks. Specifically, their patent covers the way the page appears to turn as you swipe with your finger. The protected work includes the normal page turn animation, the rapid page turn animation, and the corner bend animation that reveals a bit of the next page. What is truly curious about this patent being granted is the volume of prior examples of this animation that exist.While we can sit and argue all day long on exactly how broken our patent system is, or how a given company appears to be manipulating the system, but at the end of the day it’s what we have and what companies must use. While accepting that, we can all at least take the time to acknowledge a few older examples of animated page turning.WebsitesLong before anyone was talking about iOS, the page turn animation was all the rage on the internet. Websites eager to take advantage of rich graphics and advanced user interfaces were implementing all kinds of animations on their websites. Chief among them was the page turn. Everything from small chunks of text to entire websites were wrapped up in embellishments that made them look like books. In some cases you could just click a corner and have the animation occur, but in many others you had to click the corner of the page and drag the page to the other side of the screen.Some quick searching will also reveal a handful of Actionscript and Flash-based solutions for enabling this very feature, many of which posses a published date years before iOS was unveiled.Now, the core counter argument here is that Apple’s patent specifies the use of a finger to generate these action. Unfortunately for Apple, touch screens have been around for a long time, so previously that meant placing a cursor and using your finger as though it were the mouse. The end result is the same — your finger is being used to activate a page turn by swiping across the screen.PC games and programsAny video game that has been released in the last 20 years and features a book will more than likely have an animated page turn. Looking back at the Myst game series, which used special linking books to travel back and forth across worlds, there was certainly a page animation involved. The original Myst game was released in 2003 and allowed for touch input on supported hardware. In fact, there’s even a version of Myst available for iOS that includes this same animation.Another title to look at would be Master of Magic, which was released in 1994. The spellbook used in this game also featured a page animation very similar to Apple’s newly patented animation.Since those are video games, and the core function was not to turn a page, maybe that doesn’t count. Microsoft Encarta, however, was originally released in 1993 as a digital encyclopedia. You can find the page turning animation all over the various versions of Encarta, which stopped being released in 2009. This animation lacked the corner bend function, in which you can peer at the content on the next page by pulling the page down with your finger instead of swiping across.AppsBefore the release of iBooks in January 2010, there were several e-reader apps for various platforms including the iPhone. Most of them included some form of page turning animation, but very few of them followed your finger or included a separate animation for rapidly turning the page. One app in particular, however, had animations that were so great Apple included them in one of their iPhone 3GS commercials. The Classics app for iOS featured a page turning animation that was produced by swiping your finger across a screen, and Apple themselves promoted it months before iBooks was even announced.Another example would be Give Me Something To Read, which we know now on iOS as Instapaper. This service was originally designed for the web in 2008, and has featured some version of the page animation across the web, Kindle, iOS, and Android products ever since. The whole purpose of the app was to make reading on electronic media feel more organic. Instapaper is now a massive web and mobile platform for reading everything from books to blogs, and their page turn animation exists across all of their platforms.Since this is a design patent, the only way Apple would be able to pursue any kind of legal action would be if another company mimicked the exact animations that Apple is using in iBooks. To date, I have never seen another company use the page bend animation to reveal content on the next page. It would appear that, so long as no one goes and decides to mimic Apple’s newly patented animations, we won’t be seeing anyone in court anytime soon over this.
https://jrnl.ie/4575859 Where it is necessary to offer specific counselling support to any individual pupils, in relation to yesterday’s incident, this will be provided.Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to the incident.Anyone who was in the vicinity of the school between 3pm and 3.40pm yesterday is urged to come forward.Similarly, anyone driving along the Blanchardstown Road North who may dashcam footage, or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area in recent days are asked to make contact.People with information can contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 9700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. With reporting from Adam Daly GARDAÍ IN BLANCHARDSTOWN have arrested a man in his 20s over a shooting outside a school yesterday afternoon.At 3.40pm yesterday, around the time that classes for the day were finishing at Riversdale Community College in the Corduff area, shots were fired outside the school on Blanchardstown Road North.Security sources told TheJournal.ie that a number of shots were fired during the incident and that the intended target was “extremely lucky” not to have suffered any injuries. Following the incident, a number of searches were carried out by armed gardaí on addresses in the area.More searches were carried out this afternoon by investigating gardaí, and this led to the arrest of the man today.He is being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 30 of Offences Against the State Act 1939, and can be detained for up to 72 hours. The Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), the patron of Riversdale Community College, told TheJournal.ie that “all school activities are proceeding entirely as normal and will continue to do so”.DDLETB said that it is currently providing advice to the teaching staff on how they, in turn, can provide support and advice to pupils. 10 Comments Share22 Tweet Email1 Apr 3rd 2019, 8:19 PM 14,062 Views Short URL The school in Blanchardstown Image: Google Maps Wednesday 3 Apr 2019, 8:19 PM The school in Blanchardstown Man (20s) arrested over shooting incident outside school in west Dublin Gardaí arrested the man after carrying out searches in the Corduff area this afternoon. Image: Google Maps By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Déchets nucléaires : Greenpeace porte plainte contre Areva Valognes, France – Greenpeace a annoncé avoir porté plainte contre Areva pour le stockage de déchets nucléaires dans un endroit non prévu à cet effet, à savoir la gare ferroviaire de Valognes. Des militants de l’association ont par ailleurs manifesté dans cette gare de la Manche mardi.Greenpeace accuse le groupe nucléaire français d’entreposer illégalement et depuis le 25 octobre dernier des containers de déchets vitrifiés hautement radioactifs au terminal ferroviaire de Valognes. Des déchets nucléaires en partance pour l’Allemagne, assure l’association.À lire aussiNe paniquez pas mais votre avocat est radioactif, révèle une étudeHier, une douzaine de militants se sont rendus à Valognes pour accueillir trois camions de déchets allemands issus de l’usine de retraitement d’Areva de La Hague, afin de mesurer la radioactivité au passage des véhicules, a expliqué Yannick Rousselet, porte-parole de Greenpeace. L’association a alors annoncé avoir déposé plainte vendredi 29 octobre contre Areva pour stockage illégal de déchets nucléaires “dans un endroit qui n’est pas classé Installation nucléaire de Base, comme l’impose la loi de juin 2006 sur les déchets”, a indiqué le militant écologiste.Informé de cette plainte, le groupe nucléaire a immédiatement réagi pour démentir les accusations de Greenpeace. “Nous procédons ainsi depuis plus de 10 ans pour renvoyer les déchets. Et nous avons bien sûr toutes les autorisations nécessaires”, a assuré à l’AFP Christophe Neugnot, le directeur de la communication de l’usine de retraitement d’Areva.Alors que selon Greenpeace, ces déchets qui doivent quitter Valognes vendredi pour Gorleben, dans le nord de l’Allemagne, constituent le “convoi le plus radioactif de l’Histoire”, Areva s’en défend, précisant que le dernier convoi de déchets de La Hague vers l’Allemagne en 2008 était plus radioactif. Comme l’a expliqué M. Neugnot, c’est un convoi de 308 conteneurs de déchets de 400 kilos chacun, issus du retraitement des combustibles nécessaires à la production de la consommation d’électricité de 24 millions d’Allemands pendant un an, qui quittera prochainement la gare de Valognes.Le 3 novembre 2010 à 17:11 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une nouvelle théorie sur le monolithe de Mars ?La spéculation autour d’un étrange “monolithe” découvert il y a longtemps sur Mars refait surface et un chercheur américain donne son avis.Des astronomes amateurs ont aperçu un étrange objet sur la surface martienne. Vertical et de forme rectangulaire, il a pu être observé à partir de divers clichés de la NASA. Cet objet rappelle immanquablement le monolithe du roman d’Arthur C. Clarke et de son adaptation cinématographique par Stanley Kubrick : 2001, L’odyssée de l’espace…À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe mystérieux objet avait été repéré il y a plusieurs années par la caméra de la sonde Reconnaissance Orbiter. Selon le chercheur Jonathon Hill, de l’Arizona State University, “lorsque la résolution est trop faible pour photographier complètement un objet, celui-ci a tendance à prendre une forme rectangulaire à cause des pixels.” La caméra HiRISE qui équipe la sonde Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter offre une résolution de 30 centimètres par pixel, ce qui est tout de même impressionnant.L’emplacement de cet objet indique qu’il a pu tomber d’une falaise située à proximité, il y a longtemps, d’après M. Hill. Ce qui fait dire au scientifique : “si je devais construire un monolithe, c’est le dernier endroit où j’irai le mettre ! La chute de roches de la falaise pourrait très vite le recouvrir.” Ce mystérieux “monolithe” est-il arrivé là tout seul ? Il aura, au moins, le mérite de soulever la curiosité.Le 13 avril 2012 à 14:20 • Maxime Lambert
KUSI Newsroom, November 4, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Alex Montoya, on his latest book Living Inspired 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Alex Montoya is a motivational speaker whose spoken at places like Harvard and NASA.He was nice enough to join us Sunday morning to tell us about his newest book titled Living Inspired. Posted: November 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom
For the first time since budget cuts led to layoffs at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of the Great Recession, jail administrators want to use state money to relieve the pressure of a growing inmate population by hiring eight new corrections deputies and a jail commander.The move, which county commissioners will address today, would allow jail administrators to go forward with a plan to add up to 142 beds at the jail. The hiring of additional personnel would be paid for using an estimated $1.51 million over the next two years from the state Department of Corrections.That would allow the sheriff’s office to dedicate deputies to parts of the jail that have been understaffed. If authorized by commissioners, the hiring of new deputies would begin during the remaining months of 2014.The county has two contracts with the Department of Corrections. One is for housing inmates who have violated the terms of their supervision. The other provides 27 beds to work-release inmates. The latter accounts for the bulk of the money the county receives, said Norah West, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections.Hiring more corrections deputies and a jail commander, who would be tasked with planning for a possible jail expansion, is necessary “to address the growing jail population,” Jail Chief Ric Bishop said. On average, the jail houses roughly 763 inmates a day, up from 720 in 2013.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington seeks talented individuals to join the summer Recreation Department team for the following position. Employment application forms can be found HERE.Gate Attendants – approximately 10 – 15 hours per weekThe Gate Attendants enforce beach rules, check IDs and collect gate receipts.The Beach is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from mid-June to mid-August. Gate Attendants must be available weekends.Working under the direction and supervision of the Beach Supervisor, duties include, but are not limited to: enforcement of beach rules, identification checks; and collection of gate receipts.Qualifications at time of application: Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Hourly rate: $12.00Application process: Please submit an employment application form to: Karen Campbell, Recreation Director, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887, or electronically as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note “Recreation Employment” in the subject line.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Now Hiring Silver Lake Lifeguards & Gate Attendants For Summer 2018In “Government”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Rec Department Hiring For SEVERAL Summer PositionsIn “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Recreation Department Hiring Tiny Tots & Kids Club Program Leaders This SummerIn “Government”
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The government on 23 December slapped a ban on all motor vehicles from 29 December midnight to 30 December midnight. Journalists covering the 30 December national election will be able to use motorcycles, the election commission announced on Thursday, reports UNB. Asadul Haq, EC’s deputy director (public relations), said journalists would have to display the commission’s approval stickers on their bikes. EC withdrew the ban on motorcycles a week after imposing it, facing harsh criticism from the journalist community. Motorcycles are the preferred mode of transport of newsmen who often have to run on tight schedules. “Journalists have already been given stickers and cards for covering the election. They have to display the [EC] stickers on their motorcycle,” he said.