New eruption from Kilauea in Hawaii

first_imgMario Tama/Getty Images(PUNA, Hawaii) — Kilauea, the volcano in Hawaii that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening, authorities said.The latest eruption occurred around 5:51 p.m. local time, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, citing a report from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.“Eruptive lava activity at multiple fissures continues with one flow entering the ocean,” the agency said in a post on Facebook. “Fissure 22 continues to produce most of the lava feeding the flows.”Lava from Fissure 22 has reached Puna Geothermal Venture property and “county, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities,” the agency wrote in its post.Residents nearby should be prepared to leave the area, as gas levels remain high.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Father of missing 1-year-old named suspect in her mother’s murder

first_imgAnsonia Police Department(ANSONIA, Conn.) — Police believe a Connecticut man could be connected to his girlfriend’s murder and the disappearance of their 1-year-old daughter. Jose Morales, 43, was named as a suspect in the murder of Christine Holloway, 43, on Tuesday, more than two weeks after she was found dead in her Ansonia home. Their daughter, Vanessa, has not been seen since. Morales was arrested Dec. 3 in New Haven on an unrelated weapons charge, but police in Ansonia said they have reason to believe that he could be connected to the infant’s disappearance and her mother’s murder.Officers with the Ansonia Police Department said the two were in a relationship, but they did not offer details on how he might be connected to the murder and disappearance. Morales has a long criminal history with an array of charges, including those for larceny, drug distribution and violation of a protective order. “Finding Vanessa and bringing her home safely is our main priority. We are not looking to arrest or start criminal proceedings against whoever has Vanessa; we just want her returned to her family,” the department said in a statement Tuesday. “It is imperative that we find Vanessa, a one-year old child who is wholly dependent on others for her care and well-being and we know locating Vanessa would bring a sense of relief to her family.” The department declined to say if charges were pending, citing fears of jeopardizing the ongoing investigation, but said it was “building a case” against him.Holloway’s family remembered her as a loving day care educator who had a passion for teaching and nurturing young children, according to her obituary. She was the eldest of five children and the first person in her family to graduate from college, the obituary said. “She had the patience of a saint and would do anything for anyone,” according to her obituary. “She was a loving and caring mother to her precious daughter Vanessa. They were inseparable.” Earlier this month, Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch said investigators were following several leads into both the homicide and missing child.Local and federal agencies shared Vanessa’s picture on social media, begging for the public’s help in locating her. Anyone who had contact with Morales or saw him between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 is asked to contact the FBI tip line at 203-503-5555 or the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885 or through Tip411. Morales was being held on a $250,000 bond on charges of criminal possession of a pistol, a felony. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Managing ideas is the key to a successful firm

first_imgThe way in which companies harness new ideas will be key to their success asthe economy picks up – and HR needs to support this. Rick Wills, chairman of the London Eye Company, told delegates thatorganisations must become better at generating and managing new ideas, andstressed that HR has a key role to play. Launching new initiatives will require companies to have a realunderstanding of doing things differently. This will involve both peopleissues, and what Wills calls ‘hard’ issues. The hard issues include the following processes: generating ideas, filteringthe ideas and putting the best ideas into practice. He calls the people wholaunch new ideas ‘extrapreneurs’. But he also said to enable extrapreneurs to flourish, the HR departmentneeds to be open-minded. It must ensure a new way of working, which mightinvolve flat structures and different reward systems. The challenge for HR, he said, is to understand what the differences arethat are required. HR departments also need to be brave enough to bring peoplein from outside. “HR must spot the need and where best to attract and motivate thetalent,” Wills said. “The HR director needs to be the advocate of this to the CEO. This is achance for HR to take a lead,” he added. Taking it all on board: HR soundbites from the Aurora…Will Hutton, chief executive atThe Work Foundation: ”Ethics is more than best practice. We are talking about goingback to basics and asking, “What is a company for?”’Professor Bob Garratt, visitingprofessor in corporate governance, Imperial College, London: “Senior HR people should hang around bars at conferenceslike this to help them understand what the wider world is doing. HR directorsneed to get out more.”Neil Haywood, HR and changedirector at business services company Serco: “My premise is that organisations that develop adistinctive approach to change, achieve a competitive advantage. This is anatural role for HR practitioners to fulfil, if they are prepared to seize theopportunity.”Clare Chapman, group HR director at Tesco:”We think managers should be there to serve staff, not theother way around. A manager who helps his staff makes a huge difference.” Rick Wills, chairman, London EyeCompany:”HR must spot the need and where best to attract andmotivate the talent. The HR director needs to be the advocate of this to theCEO. This is a chance for HR to take a lead.”Tim Coburn, chief executive atPersonal Journeys:”Asking questions is one of the most effective yet leastdeveloped leadership skills. In the next generation of leadership, the abilityto ask questions that link people, passion and performance will be one of themost highly prized.” Comments are closed. Managing ideas is the key to a successful firmOn 20 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Is Connells takeover of Countrywide a ‘done deal’ yet?

first_imgA leading Countrywide commentator has warned agents not to assume that Connells’ takeover of Countrywide is a ‘done deal’.John Bodinham, who is a former industry player and minor Countrywide shareholder, says that although the firm’s board has recommended the deal, and more than 50% of shareholders are on board, uncommitted shareholders including Brandes Investment .“They are nursing a huge loss on their investment having acquired their stake at a much higher level,” says Bodinham.“For a further dice roll of £10m to increase their stake they could establish whether  Connells might be persuaded to raise the ante to – maybe – £4.50p a share and more importantly attempt to  mitigate some of their losses.”One of the key reasons why Connells’ bid to buy Countrywide may succeeded is the support of industry figure Rob Patterson, whose investment vehicle Catalist Partners has backed the deal.Patterson (pictured), who also owns the Sotheby’s Realty franchise in the UK, was a vehement critic of Countrywide’s initial attempts to sell the industry mammoth off.He says: “Opaque financial reporting, a flawed business plan poorly executed and a failure to urgently repay debt, all contributed to an exceptional decline in the Countrywide share price over the past three years.“Our analysis, set out in an open letter of the 19th August, identified significant value not reflected in Countrywide’s then share price.“This improved offer from Connells is circa three times the price at which the Board of Countrywide previously recommend selling control at, a transaction which Catalist strongly opposed.“It also brings the specific industry expertise Catalist thinks necessary to restore the core sales and lettings business, along with a track record of successful integration.”Recommended dealThe Negotiator understands that this is a recommended deal, and there is no other alternative. Connells says it has the support of 51% of the shareholders, including Oaktree, Hosking, Catalist and Schroders. Oaktree, Hosking and Catalist (46%) cannot sell their shares to any bidder other than Connells, even if a bidder puts a higher price on the table. Completion is expected at the end of this quarter.hoskyns Catalist john bodinham connells Countrywide January 5, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Is Connells takeover of Countrywide a ‘done deal’ yet? previous nextAgencies & PeopleIs Connells takeover of Countrywide a ‘done deal’ yet?Shareholders representing 51% of its share capital have voted in favour of the Connells deal – but 75% are needed for a green light.Nigel Lewis5th January 202101,315 Viewslast_img read more

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ASCA PEE WEE GIRLS BASKETBALL

first_imgAll Saints Catholic Academy PeeWee girls basketball team is off to the playoffs for the Catholic Youth Organization Athletic league. These girls have competed against other catholic schools throughout the county of Union. All their hard work and dedication has surely paid off. Special thanks to their coaches: Coach Brenna and Coach Mike for being such great coaches. Good luck to all the Panthers teams that have made it this far. ×last_img

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STANUL, STANLEY J.

first_img99, of Tinton Falls, NJ, formerly of Bayonne, passed away on January 15, 2018, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. Stanley was born in Bayonne and has resided there for 97 years before moving to Tinton Falls 2 years ago. Stanley served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. After completing his military service, he began his career as an assembly lineman for the General Motors Corporation in Linden, for 35 years before his retirement in 1978. Stanley was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Agnes (Markowski) Stanul, 5 sisters, Estelle Parris, Elizabeth Andrews, Josephine Kaminski, Loretta Popko, and Irene Masur, and 1 brother, Walter Stanul. Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Edward Stanul, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

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Lisa Rumer to Bring Local Triathletes to World Stage

first_imgLisa Rumer runs, bikes and swims to win.She trains special-needs athletes to run, bike and swim, because she wants them to win in life.U.S. Special Olympics triathlon coach Lisa Rumer will lead her team in the World Games in Los Angeles on July 26. Photo credit: Marco Catini PhotographyRumer will coach a team of four competitors, all from New Jersey, during the first-ever triathlon at the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held July 25 to Aug. 2 in Los Angeles.And the triathlon probably wouldn’t even be an event at this year’s World Games if it weren’t for Rumer and some other advocates who lobbied the Special Olympics to include the growing sport as part of the competition.“There’s nothing like the finish line at a triathlon, the sense of accomplishment,” said Rumer, program supervisor of Ocean City’s Aquatic and Fitness Center.Because triathlons require cross-training, they help build self-esteem in athletes with developmental disabilities while exposing them to multiple sports, Rumer said.Rumer, who turns 50 on Thursday (July 2), is well known to area fitness enthusiasts for organizing and competing in annual road races and triathlons on the island, including the Ocean City Half Marathon in September.Soon, she and the U.S.  team will be thrust into a much brighter spotlight.More than 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from 170 countries will converge on Los Angeles for the World Games. The triathlon is just one of 25 sports in the nine-day competition. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the World Games opening ceremony at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic games.ESPN will broadcast the opening ceremony live at 9 p.m. July 25. ESPN/ESPN2 will also provide nightly recaps of the competition, and ABC will also provide some coverage.The triathlon will be held Sunday, July 26 at Alamitos Beach in Long Beach, Calif. The event will consist of a half-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5-kilometer run.The four members of the U.S. team are: Noah Dellas, 17, of Cape May Court House; Courtney Dreyfus, 18, of Scotch Plains, Union County; Ben Heitmeyer, 25, of Iselin, Middlesex County; and Amy Noctor, 27, of Washington Township, Warren County.During its coverage of the World Games, ESPN will broadcast a promo montage that includes some Ocean City flavor. A production crew visited the island for two days in late May to film Rumer and the athletes walking on the Boardwalk and training at the Aquatic Center. The crew also interviewed Rumer and her team at Oves Beach Grill on the Boardwalk.Rumer, a petite woman with short brown hair, wears running shoes to work. And she carries her dedication to endurance sports with her everywhere she goes: tattooed on her back is a triangle containing figures of a swimmer, a biker and a runner, with a lightning bolt running down the center. Also tattooed on her back is a heart-shaped bicycle chain.She lives in Marmora with her partner, Carrie Merritt, and her 15-year-old son, T.J.Competing comes naturally to Rumer; she was a track and cross-country star at Ocean City High School, where she graduated in 1983.Rumer started volunteering with special-needs athletes not long after she first came to the Aquatics and Fitness Center 23 years ago. In a recent interview, she recalled watching a young man with special needs taking part in a swim program.“He would never let go of the side of the pool,” Rumer said. But, during a Special Olympics swim event, he managed to cross the shallow pool while holding onto the divider rope.“You would have thought he climbed Mount Everest and made it to the top,” Rumer recalled. “It was awesome, inspiring.”Rumer and Merritt helped coach the New Jersey triathlon team at the Special Olympics USA Games in Trenton last June; all 16 members finished. Noah Dellas was the top male finisher overall, and Amy Noctor was the top female finisher. It was the first triathlon in the history of the USA Games.The strong showing convinced Special Olympics officials to include the triathlon during this year’s World Games, with Rumer as coach of the U.S. team.Dellas, a student in the Cape May County Technical School District, said in a recent interview that Rumer inspires him to push himself as an athlete.“She’s very understanding, and she has a lot of experience,” he said.Dellas said his goal is to attend Rutgers University, where he wants to study architecture and agriculture, as well as join the swim team.When Rumer can’t work with the athletes in person as they prepare for the World Games, she stays in touch with them online to track their progress.As a warm-up on June 20, the team competed in the Stafford Triathlon in Manahawkin.What has coaching special-needs athletes taught Rumer? That winning feels great, but helping others win feels even better.“Their appreciation and enthusiasm is so authentic, it’s just honest, real,” she said. “They’re just cool people. They kind of fill you up and make you realize that what you share with them, they appreciate, and what they share with me is definitely appreciated and rewarding.”The U.S. Special Olympics triathlon team includes Courtney Dreyfus, Noah Dellas, coach Lisa Rumer, Ben Heitmeyer and Amy Noctor. ESPN will air a montage featuring the U.S. Special Olympics triathlon team,. All four members are from New Jersey, and they are coached by Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center programs supervisor Lisa Rumer. Photo credit: Lookalike Productions for ESPNlast_img read more

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#85: Dell EMC World Day 3, Solutions Expo Walk Through

first_img Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source #85: Dell EMC World Walk ThroughSPECIAL REPORT: Dell EMC World 2017 “Realize” – Realize your Digital Transformation. Attending Dell EMC is an experience; from the “Magic” of the general sessions, guru sessions, 400+ breakout sessions, Code and Modern Ops Sessions and IT Leadership sessions, Hands-on-Labs Training and Certification topped off my incredible Customer Appreciation Events.Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk ThroughThe Solutions Expo provides a perfect opportunity for direct interaction with over 140 Sponsors and Exhibitors, and every year the Solutions Center gets bigger (40% bigger for 2017).Dell Technologies, and all seven strategically aligned businesses, are focused on helping our customers transform. That transformation includes Digital, IT, Security and Workforce, all areas we are focused on.   That focus was clear in the Solutions Expo Center piece, “Realize Transformation”.  Incorporating all aspects of Dell Technologies, the center piece of this year’sExpo Hall is “Realize Transformation”; an interactive showcase of the latest technologies across all areas of transformation, with so much to see and experience you need a few hours in just this one exhibit.I spent some time with Adeel Omer (@GeekinAustin) touring the Solutions Expo with a full tour of the Realize Transformation Experience with stops in the Storage & Data Protection, Converged Platforms Solutions, PowerEdge Server Solutions and Client Solutions Experiences.The Source Podcast: Episode #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 3, Solutions Expo walk throughAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_85_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Throughlast_img read more

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Respect Life Week aims to promote value for life, anti-abortion message

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Matthew Connell Members of Notre Dame’s Right to Life club pose on God Quad. The club kicked off their annual Respect Life Week, which aims to emphasize the value of life and human dignity, particularly regarding abortion.Senior Sadie Facile, president of Notre Dame Right to Life, said Respect Life Week is designed to expose the campus community to the club’s work.“[It’s] a week centered around witnessing the beauty and goodness of human dignity, and proactively inviting the community to engage with the mission of Right to Life,” Facile said in an email.The club’s mission, as stated on its website, is to “uphold the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death through prayer, service and education, and to help women in unplanned pregnancies find alternatives to abortion through service and support in the spirit of the Catholic Church.”Events throughout the week include a film screening, educational lectures, service events held in partnership with local organizations, a Rose Garden memorial, multiple prayer services and LifeFEST, a celebratory event involving free food, games and an inflatable slide.The theme for this year’s Respect Life Week is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”“This year has more of a focus on women’s issues,” senior Matthew Connell, vice president of communications for Notre Dame Right to Life, said.Facile said pro-life and pro-women sentiments are often seen as being incompatible, but this year the club is trying to prove otherwise.“Our culture disagrees on pro-life and pro-women being compatible, but we are stating that these are synonymous,” Facile said. “Being pro-life is grounded in a self-sacrificing love that we are called to give and receive, and through this week, we are hoping to cultivate this kind of love on campus. We want to show women their worth and their value.”Despite the emphasis on women, the club has not explicitly called its theme feminist.“We haven’t used the [term] ‘feminism’ necessarily to describe anything, not because we’re shying away from it … but because we want to leave [the event] a little more open-ended for people to determine what it is when we’re engaging with these issues … what it is you want to call it,” Connell said.Connell said he is most excited for the lecture by Mary Rice Hasson, the Kate O’Beirne Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Hasson will be speaking Thursday at 7 p.m. about the harmony between being pro-life and pro-woman.“I think it’ll be really good and engaging,” Connell said. “She is, by all accounts, an excellent speaker and has written a lot of really good stuff on these kind of issues and topics.”Connell recognized that not all members of the campus community would agree with the week’s pro-life message, but encouraged those who do not agree to still participate in the week’s events.“All are welcome at all of our events,” he said. “We welcome dialogue and welcome people who have different viewpoints to all of our events.”Connell specifically highlighted the “Planned Parenthood: New Face, Same Legacy” lecture Wednesday and Hasson’s lecture Thursday as opportunities for those with differing opinions to engage in productive discussion through the question-and-answer sessions after the presentations.Connell and Facile also mentioned the apologetics tabling event on Tuesday as a good way for those who do not support the pro-life message to meet and speak with Right to Life club members in a one-on-one setting.“We recognize the boldness of our theme, and our club really values dialogue,” Facile said. “In this event, we invite the student body to converse with us.”Facile said Respect Life Week encourages radical love, which she considers counter-cultural. She credits this radical love for touching both her biological and adoptive mothers, which eventually affected her own life.“Our underlying theme is to respect the dignities of all human beings, especially those who are marginalized,” she said. “We want to talk to people, to engage with students who disagree, in order to find these common passions and ultimately love and respect their dignity as well.”Tags: anti-abortion, ND Right to Life club, Notre Dame Right to Life, Notre Dame Right to Life Club, Pro-life, pro-life movement, Respect Life Week, Right to Life Club The Notre Dame Right to Life club kicked off its annual Respect Life Week on Monday with apparel sales on South Quad, a blood drive outside Duncan Student Center and Respect Life Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.Respect Life Week is held every October, which has been designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as Respect Life Month. This year, the weeklong occasion will consist of 16 events promoting a pro-life message from Oct. 1 to 7.last_img read more

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Sanders to chair subcommittee that overseas LIHEAP, health centers and seniors programs

first_imgSenator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is slated to be named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. Part of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, the panel that Sanders will head is responsible for several areas that are among his top priorities, including community health centers, home heating assistance, seniors programs, pensions and dental care.Sanders has been a champion in Congress for community health centers, securing $11 billion in last year’s health care reform law to increase the number of patients served in the next five years by 20 million. That infusion of support came on the heels of another $2 billion that he added in the 2009 stimulus bill.The centers provide affordable primary and dental care as well as low-cost prescription drugs and mental health counseling. In Vermont, Community health Centers now serve over 100,000 Vermonters.The subcommittee’s oversight of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will allow Sanders to continue to fight for the much-needed program. ‘During these very difficult times, seniors on fixed incomes and families with children shouldn’t have to make the choice between heating their homes and putting food on the table,’ Sanders said.Sanders led the effort in Congress to double funding for LIHEAP to $5.1 billion annually since 2008. Unfortunately, President Obama proposed cutting the program in half for next year and House-passed legislation would slash $400 million from the program this year. Vermont’s congressional delegation has pledged to fight such cuts.Sanders’s panel also has jurisdiction over the Older Americans Act, which is up for reauthorization this year. Its programs include ‘meals on wheels,’ congregate meals, and senior center programs.Sanders’ panel is one of three subcommittees of the H.E.L.P. committee. The full committee is chaired by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).last_img read more

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