Is lockdown a myth?

first_imgThe ‘competitive’ manner in which various state governments are currently opening up by granting a whole lot of ‘relaxations’ even amidst the sprinting coronavirus graph and rising death cases across the country, the very concept of the ‘lockdown’ seems to be fast losing its sheen and the basic objectivity, too.In fact, one gets pleasantly surprised whenever the national visual media telecast any video depicting some strict observance of the ‘personal distancing’ at any public place, a rare phenomenon indeed! By the way, where are we headed? Why is there an ‘inverse’ relationship between the skyrocketed coronavirus and grant of more and more relaxations by the various state governments? Are we not virtually committing a self-goal by under-estimating its likely fallouts? One really wonders whether we would ever be able to defeat the Covid-19 which has been assuming some very alarming proportions.Mind you, it has already touched the figure of more than 1.25 lakh cases in India. For God’s sake, please wake up now and quickly realise the gravity of the prevailing situation, lest we should repent later.Please don’t compromise your entire future just for a few short term gains. Let each one of us take upon ourselves to meticulously follow the most appropriate path in the extant hour of this pandemic crisis.last_img read more

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California mudslides trap residents, damage homes

first_imgMCRFD working with local property owners on damage assessment In the River Rd area. Thank you to all the local ranchers helping with heavy equipment needs. pic.twitter.com/9xcVPio9kT— Mont. Co. Regional Fire (@mcrfd) January 27, 2021The mudslides, which are near the burn scar area from last summer’s River Fire, come as rain pounds Monterey County. The River Fire burned 48,088 acres and destroyed 30 structures before being brought 100% under control on Sept. 4, 2020.Burned soil is especially vulnerable to rain and can easily result in flash flooding and mudslides.Evacuations have been ordered in the area.With more rain in the forecast, Monterey County Fire Chief Michael Urquides told ABC News, “We’re preparing for the worst.”ABC News’ Will Carr and Jeff Cook contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. ABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif.) — Dangerous mudslides have trapped residents and damaged 20 to 25 homes in the coastal California county of Monterey, fire officials said.Many have been rescued, but others are in homes cut off by mud and are awaiting help, according to the Monterey County Fire Department. Some houses have lost power.It’s unclear how many people may be trapped.last_img read more

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Computer Science Faculty

first_imgComputer ScienceFacultyF0059HIRING RANGE:   Commensurate withqualifications and experienceCLOSING DATE:   March 22, 2021 GENERAL INFORMATION:  John Tyler CommunityCollege is a two-year public institution of higher education andone of the largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitanRichmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area,John Tyler Community College provides quality educationalopportunities that inspire student success and community vitality.The College’s vision is a success story for everystudent. RESPONSIBILITIES:  John Tyler CommunityCollege is seeking to hire a twelve-month full time, facultyposition for Computer Science. The successful candidate will teacha full range of courses to include Introduction to ComputerScience, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, ComputerOrganization, and Discrete Structures in face-to-face, hybrid,and/or online (synchronous and asynchronous) formats.Responsibilities include teaching up to the equivalent of 15 credithours per semester and having teaching responsibilities duringsummer months. Teaching assignments may include a mixture ofonline, day, and evening classes. Selected applicant will serve asthe program lead and actively participate in course/programdevelopment, assessment, advising students, partnering withtransfer institutions, working with industry groups, and serving ondivision and college committees.QUALIFICATIONS: Required:  Master’s degree with a minimum of18 graduate-level credits in Computer Science. College levelteaching experience and/or relevant work experience. Demonstratedability to effectively use instructional technologies. Excellentinterpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.Willingness to adopt and teach new and emerging technologies andcommitment to meeting the needs of and providing instruction todiverse populations.  Successful completion and passing of acriminal background check will be required. Preferredqualifications:  Significant graduate coursework inmath, engineering, or information technology. Prior communitycollege teaching experience. Demonstrated experience in curriculumdevelopment, distance-learning instruction and/or coursedevelopment. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptableapplication packages are those submitted through the Commonwealthof Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/213393REQUIRED:  A fully completed state application, CV orresume to include a list of three professional references, coverletter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submittedthrough the career website to receiveconsideration.  There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that canbe uploaded with the application.  Documents that are unableto be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email [email protected] after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and byemail.John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversityand inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successfulin their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to providean environment that is enriching to all by understanding andappreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens,and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of allpeople.last_img read more

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EUPHORIA: Metalurg sold-out tickets for KIF in 17 minutes!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWhat a handball weekend is ahead of us in Macedonian capital city of Skopje. Firstly, RK Vardar will host HSV Handball in their first match at EHF CL TOP 16 on Saturday, but only day after RK Metalurg will meet KIF Kolding Kobenhavn, at the same place “Boris Trajkovski” hall with 7.000 fans. RK Metalurg have announced that they sold-out 2.500 tickets in only 17 minutes! All tickets-office was occupied by the fans across whole Macedonia and online selling system collapsed in the first minutes of the process.Previously, Metalurg sold about 3.500 season tickets and keep rest of the capacity for “free buy” option during the season… Click to comment Related Items:EHF Champions League, handball, handball tickets, RK Metalurg, sold out handball, tickets ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Impressive Benjamin Buric stunned Lomza Vive Kielce! EHF CL: Meshkov, PSG and Telekom Veszprem cruised to QF Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. EHF CL: Aalborg, Kiel and Nantes reach quater-finalslast_img read more

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Kinchbus supports Poppy Appeal

first_imgKinchbus will support The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal with more than a dozen of its buses wearing a poppy in the run up to Remembrance Day.Alex Kerr, General Manager at Kinchbus said “We always get a fantastic response from our team and customers when the poppies go on the buses.”Mick Wells, Chairman of the Royal British Legion Loughborough Branch and Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser, says: “We’re pleased Kinchbus is backing the Poppy Appeal.“The wearing of a poppy remembers not only the fallen but also supports a new generation of veterans and service personnel.”last_img

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Three arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamine

first_img By Brooklyne Beatty – October 29, 2019 0 498 Facebook Pinterest TAGSarrestedJoseph LaddKerry Perrymarshall countymethamphetaminenoble countywabash countyWalter Spriggswanted Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Twitter (Photo Supplied/ABC 57) Three people have been arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamine in area counties.It began last Thursday, Oct. 24, when police learned that a wanted man was at a home in the 1500 block of N. 1200 W. in Noble County.When officers arrived, they found Walter Spriggs, 49 of Cromwell, who had an active warrant out of Wabash County. He was arrested and accused of dealing methamphetamine.The following day, undercover police purchased 10.5 grams of heroin and 112 grams of methamphetamine in Marshall County. Three days later, on Oct. 28, police purchased an additional 198 grams of methamphetamine from the same men.ABC 57 reports Joseph Ladd, 36, and Kerry Perry, 37, both from South Bend, were arrested and booked in the Marshall County Jail on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.According to the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) 43, the agency has purchased or seized more than a pound of methamphetamine during the month of October.NET 43 is made up of officers from the Warsaw and Winona Lake police departments, the Indiana State Police and the Kosciukso County Sheriff’s Office.center_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleSt. Joseph, Kosciusko Counties hoping for grant money to create more child care optionsNext articleEverybody gets a free taco on Wednesday, courtesy of baseball’s Trea Turner Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp Facebook Three arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetaminelast_img read more

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DraftKings Rankings: Richmond

first_img(fppk = average fantasy points per $1,000 of salary. The typical median fppk for a 2016 race was in the 3s. Plate tracks tend to be lower and short tracks tend to run higher due to the amount of laps.) Rankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. The ordering is not based on highest projected fantasy totals, but rather by value of each driver.last_img

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Fun Stuff for Bike Shop Owners, Employees

first_imgHeaded to DealerCamp this week? Greg Lemond would like to ride with you and chat up his sweet Revolution Trainer. Line up a bike to test, he’ll be rolling out at 10am on Tuesday and Thursday.Interbike will be offering free ice cream, coffee and beer at the Outdoor Demo this year.Once you’ve recovered from the desert heat, there’s the annual cyclocross party that is CrossVegas. Registration opens August 2nd. All fields are limited to 100 racers. Get signed up on crossvegas.com for the Wheelers & Dealers race or jump into one of the following:Feedback Sports will present the new Mechanics challenge to the Wheelers & Dealers race, getting the wrenches out from the pits and onto the bikes. “We needed to share some love with the guys who keep the wheels turning and make the service departments profitable for retailers,” said Brook Watts, CrossVegas organizer.Raleigh USA will also be presenting the second annual singlespeed Cyclocross race there.last_img read more

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Phil Scott will participate in eleven gubernatorial debates

first_img 10/18 – WCAX (Only major party candidates invited)* 10/23 – Vermont Press Association (All three candidates invited) * 9/25 – Windham County Gubernatorial Forum (All three candidates invited) 9/22 – VT Commission on Women Forum (All three candidates invited) 10/6 –Vermont PBS (All three candidates invited) 10/17 – vtTA and Seven Days Gubernatorial Round Table (All candidates invited) 11/3 – VPR (All three candidates invited) center_img Vermont Business Magazine Phil Scott’s campaign today released a list of the eleven (11) debates Scott will participate in prior to the General Election in 69 days. “Debates are an effective platform for candidates to discuss their priorities and plans, and to highlight important contrasts that exist among them,” said Scott campaign spokeswoman Brittney Wilson.“There is a clear choice in this election. Phil Scott is the only candidate who is focused on growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable and restoring Vermonters’ faith and trust in their government,” Wilson said. “Phil has set strict budget limits; has a plan to modernize state government; a plan to combat the opiate crisis; and real ideas to address our crumbling infrastructure. In the coming weeks, Phil will be rolling out a comprehensive economic development plan to reinforce his commitment to creating jobs and making Vermont more affordable.  He looks forward to to highlighting the reasons why he’s the right choice in this election.”Phil Scott sees debates as valuable opportunities to further highlight the differences between him and the other candidates, Wilson continued.“For starters, Phil’s approach to rebuilding prosperity for all Vermonters will not be through new taxes and fees like the $700 million Sue Minter’s party has forced on Vermonters over the last six years of one party rule,” Wilson said.  “That is why he has committed to participate in eleven debate events.”PHIL SCOTT’S DEBATE SCHEDULE 8/22 – VT-NEA Debate on Vermont PBS (Only major party candidates invited)* BALANCING DEBATES WITH DIRECT VOTER DIALOGUEThree weeks ago, the Scott campaign issued debate criteria as a means of maximizing the time their candidate can spend engaging with Vermonters directly. “One of our requests to debate organizers was to honor the great tradition in Vermont of giving every candidate’s voice an equal opportunity to be heard in the public square,” Wilson said.  “We applaud the eight (8) organizations that have invited all three candidates for Governor to make their case to voters.”Wilson said the campaign is disappointed that three (3) organizers do not share their support for an inclusive debate of the issues.  “We urged them to reconsider and invite all candidates.  They politely declined.  Phil is looking forward to those debates nonetheless and we respect the fact that our campaign committed to these events before the primary and before creating our criteria.”*Debate/forums scheduled prior to primary and/or addition of third-party candidate on the ballot 10/25 – WPTZ (All three candidates invited) 9/28 – VT Digger Debate in Rutland (All three candidates invited)* 10/10 – AARP VT (Only major party candidate invited)*last_img read more

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Future of winter operations at Roeland Park Aquatic Center murky as city, county debate dome repair costs

first_imgThe Roeland Park Aquatic Center.By Holly CookThe cost of replacing Roeland Park Aquatic Center’s failed dome is covered by a Johnson County insurance policy, but the decision to have it replaced hinges on whether the city wants to move forward with year-round operation of the pool after the joint agreement between Roeland Park and the Johnson County Park and Recreation District ends in May 2019.The mechanics needed to keep the dome over the aquatic center have failed multiple times in recent years.Currently JCPRD and Roeland Park split the operating cost and capital expenses associated with the pool and without any funding Roeland Park can expect to spend about $416,000 to keep the pool open year round starting in 2020.JCPRD director Jill Geller said the county could either move forward with having the dome replaced for the next winter season, take a cash value payment from the insurance company (net total would be between $5,000  and $35,000), or take no action and consider the dome a loss. If the county moves forward with the dome replacement they would need to pay a $25,000 insurance deductible.Geller said JCPRD has not moved forward with making an insurance claim as they wanted to get Roeland Park’s input first. If the city decides it does want to continue year-round operation of the pool the board would move forward with having the dome replaced.JCPRD has 180 days to file a claim.Geller also said while the JCPRD Board was not interested in continuing to subsidize the pool at the level requested recently by the city, they were not against providing some level of support. What that amount could be is unknown, she said.Councilmember Michael Rhoades asked if there was a sense among JCPRD board members that interest was waning in the Roeland Park pool, with the new Shawnee Mission School District pool in Lenexa, which JCPRD will operate, expected to open in fall 2018.Geller said she did not necessarily agree with that, and noted that JCPRD wants to continue to be involved with the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.Councilmember Teresa Kelly said she was under the impression the board was not willing to subsidize the pool and said if that was not the case, the city and JCPRD should work together to determine what level of funding would be approved. Having this information will allow the city to make a decision on the future of year-round pool operations, she said.Geller said she would place the discussion as an agenda item at the upcoming December 11 JCPRD meeting and the council agreed to send representatives, including councilmembers Kelly and Becky Fast who both serve on the Ad Hoc Aquatics Committee.Mayor Joel Marquardt asked where any funds from an insurance payout would be directed. Geller noted the policy was owned by the county but said she was unsure how any funds would be sent.Rhoades asked whether the city would receive any type of reimbursement for the heater/blower purchased in 2016 by the city and the Kansas City Blazers swim team. Geller said the board had not discussed that, but she expected the county would try to recoup as much as they could and then make a decision on where to direct those funds.last_img read more

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