The String Cheese Incident Announce Webcasts For Their Red Rocks Run

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident are gearing up for three nights on the Rocks! With the band’s recent admittance into the venue’s Hall Of Fame, fans who head to Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend are surely in for a treat.For those who can’t make it to the Morrison, CO venue, fear not! The band has teamed up with to provide webcasts of all three performances, spanning from July 15th through the 17th. HD and SD options are available, and all information can be found here.last_img

Wanted Man Arrested, Charged With Possession Of An ‘Illegal Weapon’

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image WESTFIELD – A man wanted by authorities out of Warren County, Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies say they found him with an ‘illegal weapon’.Deputies say John Houser, 30, of Westfield, was taken into custody during a warrant check in the Town of Westfield.Through investigation, Houser was allegedly in possession of an illegal weapon. Although, deputies did not specify what the weapon was.Houser was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail to await arraignment. Deputies say further charges may be pending following a subsequent investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.last_img read more

El Salvador Deals Blow to Narcotrafficking with Help of JIATF South

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 06, 2018 Naval Task Force Trident (FTNT, in Spanish) of the Salvadoran Naval Force (FNES, in Spanish) dismantled international drug rings, with the help of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South). FTNT detected and intercepted two semi-submersibles and two outboard motor speedboats between September and October 2018. The vessels, headed to the United States, transported more than 4,400 kilograms of cocaine in Salvadoran territorial waters. “Operations like these are decisive blows against international narcotrafficking,” FNES Lieutenant Commander Francisco Mejía, coordinator of FTNT’s Maritime Interdiction Operations, told Diálogo. “The success is due to the Armed Forces’ Joint Command and FNES’ General Staff, which allow us to conduct these sorts of operations, in addition to the trust and support we get from the U.S. government through the different organizations that help us with information, equipment, and training.” El Salvador remains a transit country to smuggle drugs from South America to North America and Europe. According to the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of the U.S. Department of State, FNES increased maritime interdiction operations and information exchanges with partner nations to push most maritime traffic more than 200 miles off the Salvadoran coast in 2017. Tough blows With the support of the United States, FNES monitors the coast to detect illegal vessels heading north. On October 3, 2018, FTNT carried out one of its latest drug seizures and intercepted a semi-submersible 450 nautical miles off the coast of Acajutla in Sonsonate department. The vessel had 1,998 kg of cocaine valued at $50 million aboard. “The almost 2-ton seizure is the largest in recent years, and it represents a tough blow to narcotrafficking organizations,” Lt. Cmdr. Mejía said. “The Naval Force also arrested three Colombian nationals who made up the crew.” “So far, we detected and captured three semi-submersibles, which allows us to have a better idea of the Naval Force’s capabilities at the moment,” Lt. Cmdr. Mejía said. “A semi-submersible is no longer a problem for us, of course with the United States as our strategic partner through SOUTHCOM’s JIATF South, which lends us their platforms.” On September 26th, FNES detected an unmanned speedboat with 552 kg of cocaine in Las Hojas Beach, La Paz department. Naval elite units also intercepted a two-outboard motor speedboat with 1,302 kg of cocaine in 44 packages near Acajutla port on the same day, capturing four crew members—three Colombians and one Ecuadorean. On September 14th, a total of 15 Salvadoran naval units, two air platforms (one each from JIATF South and FNES), and Salvadoran elite personnel detected and intercepted another semi-submersible 88 nautical miles south of Acajutla, carrying 575 kg of cocaine and three Colombian crew members. Criminals designed and built the low-profile vessel to carry drugs at high speeds without being detected. “The low-profile vessel didn’t have a chance to escape. The strategic partnership [with the United States] was a key factor,” Lt. Cmdr. Mejía said. “The operation lasted more than 72 hours.” Naval training and challenges FTNT members carry out different training, practices, procedures, and techniques individually and collectively, in complex scenarios with SOUTHCOM to strengthen knowledge and skills through maritime exercises. “Training and capacity-building with SOUTHCOM are part of our success,” Lt. Cmdr. Mejía said. “One of the biggest challenges in these interventions is time spent on the scene, when we seek a possible target at sea, where weather conditions might be adverse,” Ensign Elías Serrano, FTNT air platform operator, told Diálogo. “Being part of the operations means a great deal of responsibility; we need to make sound decisions, be the best leaders possible, and prepare for the worst-case scenarios that might arise at sea,” added FNES Ensign Francisco Molina, an officer deployed with FTNT. “[We operate] non-stop ahead of the slightest piece of information. FNES is in the Salvadoran sea, in a strategic position to respond and protect the health of our people,” Lt. Cmdr. Mejía concluded. “If criminal organizations change, the military forces will change as well. We envision our strategy, and based on that [we plan] with the international strategic partners we count on in this fight.”last_img read more

On Compliance: The mid-term election’s impact on regulation

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One thing is clear after November’s mid-term elections: A lot of new people will be involved in the decisions.“Due to retirements and seats flipping in the election, there will be a lot of new faces,” notes CUES member Todd M. Lane, president/CEO of $2.5 billion California Coast Credit Union, San Diego. “We’ll have some work to do acquainting them with credit unions and our causes.”Dennis Dollar, principal partner at Dollar Associates LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, and former NCUA chairman predicts gridlock, since the House is under control of the Democrats and the Republicans have a larger majority in the Senate. He says this actually works both for and against credit unions.“For example, any legislation to delay the NCUA’s RBC rule or to put in place a commission at the CFPB won’t get much of a hearing in the Democrat-controlled House. But, on the other hand, any efforts to increase regulatory authority at CFPB or even at NCUA may get more traction in the House under the Democrats but will almost certainly find itself without any real support—and probably automatic opposition—in the GOP-controlled Senate with its larger majority.” continue reading »last_img read more

Two suspected COVID-19 patients die at RSPI Sulianto Saroso

first_img“She was already on a ventilator by the time she was admitted to the hospital. She was in bad condition and exhibited the first signs of sepsis,” Yurianto said in a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.The second patient was a 37-year-old woman who died earlier on Thursday morning. Yurianto said that the woman had been transferred to RSPI from another hospital and had arrived at RSPI in poor condition. He said the hospital had extracted samples for COVID-19 testing from both patients prior to their deaths but that the results were still pending. “Hopefully we can learn their status in the morning since we have to conduct contact tracing next,” Yurianto said.As of Thursday, Indonesia had announced 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three of the cases have since recovered, while one, a British woman, died in Bali. (dpk)Topics : Two patients who were admitted to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in North Jakarta for exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms died on Thursday, Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention director-general Achmad Yurianto said. The first patient was a 57-year-old woman who died at the hospital this afternoon. last_img read more

One dead, two injured in US protest shootings: Media

first_imgTopics : Clashes between a group of demonstrators and police had broken out earlier, with protesters shooting fireworks at law enforcement officers who responded with rubber bullets.One video, verified by AFP and taken by photographer Alex Lourie, showed a man sitting on the ground bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to his arm as law enforcement vehicles approached him with officers shouting: “Back it up” to onlookers.The injured man was helped to his feet by the officers. Another showed footage of a man, who appeared to be carrying a rifle, falling to the ground before several gunshots could be heard as people fled from the scene telling one another to take cover. An AFP reporter saw several civilians carrying weapons on Tuesday night, and little police presence in the city aside from the courthouse which was being guarded by the Kenosha County sheriff. The violence occurred as hundreds of protesters marched for a third night in anger after Jacob Blake was seen in video being shot up to seven times at point-blank range by a white Kenosha police officer on Sunday.Blake was trying to get into his car, with his three children inside, when he was shot.At least one small group of mainly white, heavily armed men was in the city on Tuesday night vowing to protect property.The New York Times reported police were investigating whether the Tuesday night’s shooting “stemmed from a conflict between self-styled militias guarding a gas station and demonstrators.”center_img One person was shot dead and another two were injured in the US city of Kenosha on Tuesday night, according to media reports, as groups clashed during protests over the police shooting of a black man.Footage posted online showed people running through the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as gunshots rang out, while videos showed wounded men lying on the ground.”Three people had been shot, and one was killed,” Sheriff David Beth of Kenosha County said, according to the New York Times.last_img read more

Ready to Start Task Force Presents Initial Findings to Governor Wolf

first_img December 18, 2018 Education,  Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf’s Ready to Start Task Force, established in September to develop a four-year framework of strategies to address health, human services, and education policy for infants and toddlers age zero to three in Pennsylvania, announced its key themes and initial findings today.“The Ready to Start Task Force findings are focused on our youngest Pennsylvanians and their families,” Gov. Wolf said. “Because we know that a child’s brain grows faster from birth to three than at any other point in their lives, this work is truly shaping the future of our state.”The key themes and initial findings were developed following six regional listening sessions with stakeholders representing health care, human services, education, research, businesses and employers, foundations, and research organizations. These initial findings include a need to:Ensure access to high-quality care for all children and families, especially those with the greatest needs;Improve system quality and capacity;Improve coordination and alignment of services and supports;Prioritize outreach, education, and awareness, including building meaningful partnerships with parents, families, and communities;Address the needs of the whole child and whole family through comprehensive supports, including those for mental and behavioral health;Help infants and toddlers get a strong start for school through early literacy and other evidence-based programs.Read the full content of the initial findings here.These initial findings will be used to create a final report for the development of a four-year framework for advancing the well-being of Pennsylvania’s youngest residents and their families. The report is expected to be completed in early 2019.The Ready to Start Task Force was led by six co-chairs appointed by the Governor: Jodi Askins, Executive Director of PennAEYC; Maureen Cronin, Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania; Nyanda Finley De Santos, parent and Director of Family and Community Engagement at Community Services for Children’s Head Start Program; Janet Haas, M.D., Chair of the William Penn Foundation Board of Directors; Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education; and David Rubin, MD, MSCE, Director of Population Health Innovation and PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).Members of the Wolf Administration who supported the work of the Task Force include Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; Teresa Miller, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services; Suzann Morris, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning; and Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.Task Force co-chairs hosted six regional roundtable listening discussions from October through mid-December with members of the Administration and stakeholders. Approximately 150 stakeholders representing early childhood care and education providers, health care practitioners, research organizations, workforce development, state and local government, foundations, employers, and community-based organizations participated in the sessions.At each regional listening session, stakeholders were asked to provide feedback focused on three guiding questions: How can we improve health outcomes of infants, toddlers, and their families?How can we strengthen the home environment for infants, toddlers, and their families?How can we prepare infants and toddlers for future school success?In addition to these face-to-face Task Force meetings, the governor invited the public to share their ideas and thoughts through an online feedback form. The form is still available to those who wish to weigh in on the priorities and key themes.“The Ready to Start Task Force complements my administration’s robust agenda for improving the lives of all children, which includes access to high-quality pre-K through 12 education and access to health and human services programs and supports,” Gov. Wolf said. “I am pleased to see the progress this group has made in developing these key themes and initial findings and I look forward to reviewing a full task force report when it is completed in the very near future.” Ready to Start Task Force Presents Initial Findings to Governor Wolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Concern growing over synthetic marijuana

first_imgReuters 19 March 2012Three U.S. teenagers ended up in the emergency department with altered mental states and seriously elevated heart rates after smoking synthetic marijuana, doctors say in a new report that adds to earlier evidence the popular drug can be dangerous.One 16-year-old girl who was brought in by her boyfriend refused to move or speak and did not respond when doctors rubbed her chest hard or pinched her. While her urine test was positive for THC, one of the active ingredients in natural marijuana, her boyfriend said they had also smoked K2, one of the many names for synthetic marijuana. The drugs were recently banned in the U.S. and the Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed to classify them permanently as schedule 1 controlled substances — a category that includes heroin and natural marijuana. The synthetic versions are blends of herbs and spices laced with cannabis-like chemicals, and are sold under a variety of names, including Spice, K2 and Red X Dawn. The synthetic drugs are believed to be much stronger than regular pot, however, and the products may include other ingredients, too. “Because it’s unregulated we don’t know exactly what’s in it,” said Dr. Joanna Cohen, one of the authors of the new report, which was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. read more

Road closure near Lamb announced

first_imgLamb, In. — State Road 56 will close near Lamb in Switzerland County for approximately 30 days beginning on or after Monday, June 10, weather permitting. The road will be closed 6.5 miles west of State Road 129 for a $1.4 million bridge replacement project over Green Valley Creek.The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 129 and U.S. 421.last_img

EPL: Bournemouth set to avoid relegation

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Everton vs. Bournemouth Venue: Goodison Park Kick off: 4PMBournemouth will travel to Everton this afternoon knowing that they need to win to stand any chance of avoiding relegation from the Premier League. The Cherries are currently 19th in the table, three points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa, but they will also need 18th-placed Watford to drop points on the final weekend in order to escape the bottom three.Everton have finished seventh, eighth and eighth in their last three Premier League campaigns, but the Toffees are currently down in 11th and cannot finish any higher, with 10th-placed Arsenal four points ahead.Thirteen wins, 10 draws and 14 defeats – that is how the Merseyside outfit have performed in their 37 Premier League games this term, while they have only been victorious in one of their last five in England’s top flight.The Toffees will enter this match off the back of an impressive win at Sheffield United, but they have been held by Southampton and Aston Villa in their last two league matches at Goodison Park.There is no question that the team have shown signs of improvement under Carlo Ancelotti, but it would be fair to say that there is still a lot of work for the Italian to do if he is to make the club top-six challengers. Bournemouth, meanwhile, have endured a difficult season, winning just eight of their 37 league matches to sit down in 19th spot in the table heading into the final set of fixtures for the 2019-20 campaign.The Cherries are three points off 18th-placed Watford and three points off 17th-placed Villa, meaning that they will need to beat Everton in this match and hope that Villa lose at West Ham United and Watford lose at Arsenal.All three teams have a similar goal difference, meaning that a victory for Bournemouth and defeats for Villa and Watford would more than likely keep the Cherries in the top flight, which would be some escape.Eddie Howe’s side will enter this match off the back of successive defeats to Manchester City and Southampton, but they did impressively beat Leicester City on July 12 and are certainly capable of picking up a big result.Bournemouth will be looking to do the double over Everton, having run out 3-1 winners in the reverse match earlier this season, but they have never won a Premier League match at Goodison Park. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Branthwaite, Digne, Davies, Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin. Bournemouth possible XI: Ramsdale, Smith, Cook, Ake, Rico, Stanislas, Billing, Lerma, Brooks. Wilson, King.Tags: Aston VillaBournemouthEvertonGoodison ParkPremier Leaguelast_img read more