June 12th: A day of unity and remembrance of “the 49”

first_imgMartin Benitez TorresAntonio Davon BrownDarryl Roman Burt IIJonathan A. Camuy VegaAngel Candelario-Padro  June 12th, 2016.It was the most violent day in Central Florida history.  Early that Sunday morning, a gunman shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. It was a shocking, horrific event that left the community heartbroken, numb and weary.And Apopka was not immune to the tragedies, as Miguel Angel Honorato, Sr. and Eddie Justice were both shot and killed that night.Apopka, Orlando, Central Florida, the nation, and the global community mourned the tragedy.But today, June 12th, 2017, Central Florida will remember and come together to mourn “the 49”, but also to celebrate their lives on the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.Below is a list of events in remembrance of the victims:If you go:The Orange County History CenterPublic Gallery DisplayThe Expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery Christopher Joseph SanfelizXavier Emmanuel Serrano-RosadoGilberto R. Silva MenendezEdward Sotomayor JrShane Evan Tomlinson Stanley Almodovar IIIAmanda L. AlvearOscar A. Aracena MonteroRodolfo Ayala AyalaAlejandro Barrios Martinez Akyra Monet MurrayKimberly Jean MorrisJean Carlos Nieves RodríguezLuis Omar Ocasio CapoGerardo A. Ortiz Jimene Franky Jimmy DeJesus VelázquezDeonka Deidra DraytonMercedez Marisol FloresJuan Ramon GuerreroPeter Ommy Gonzalez Cruz Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Paul Terrell HenryFrank HernandezMiguel Angel HonoratoJavier Jorge ReyesJason Benjamin Josaphat Please enter your name here Simón Adrian Carrillo FernándezJuan Chavez MartinezLuis Daniel CondeCory James ConnellTevin Eugene Crosby Eddie Jamoldroy JusticeAnthony Luis Laureano DislaChristopher Andrew LeinonenBrenda Marquez McCoolJean Carlo Mendez Perez  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.The expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery includes images of individual items collected at the Pulse memorial sites in their current state in preservation. Curated pieces from the One Orlando Collection will feature community artwork and international support that was received following the tragedy. The Gallery Display is available for viewing from June 12 through June 17. Admission is free.The Orange County Administration CenterCommunity-wide ObservanceUnveiling of the Sea-to-Sea Flag 10 a.m.At the direction and request of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Section 93 of the legendary Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag was originally displayed on June 17, 2016, at the Orange County Administration Building, in tribute to the lives taken at Pulse and in support of freedom lovers worldwide. The Sea-to-Sea Flag, which is also known as “The Sacred Cloth,” has become a globally-recognized symbol of the LGBTQ movement, symbolizing acceptance, understanding, education, solidarity, and inclusion.Pulse NightclubPublic Community GatheringReflections and Remembrance 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Throughout the day, members of the community are welcome to visit Pulse Nightclub to honor the legacies of the 49 victims, their families and the survivors. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a ceremony including various community speakers, reflective prayers, a reading of the 49 names, a display of 49 wreaths and music by Violectric. The Inspiration Orlando mural, our Angel Force, Hang-a-Heart, Stars of Hope and Comfort dogs will be present.Lake Eola Park AmphitheaterOrlando Love: Remembering Our Angels 7 p.m.Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and other community leaders and elected officials will hold a one-year remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Park. The ceremony, Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels, will include remarks by community leaders, musical performances by Olga Tañón and Sisaundra Lewis along with a memorial reading of the 49 names of those who were taken during the June 12 tragedy.Pulse NightclubPublic Community GatheringMoments of Hope and Healing 10 p.m. – midnightAt 10 p.m., the community is invited to conclude the evening with a series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance, and reflection.center_img Leroy Valentin FernandezLuis Sergio VielmaLuis Daniel Wilson-LeonJerald Arthur Wright TAGSpulsePulse Nightclubunity. rememberance Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleMultiple rawhide dog chew products recalled Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Eric Ivan Ortiz-RiveraJoel Rayon PaniaguaEnrique L. Rios JrJuan Pablo Rivera VelázquezYilmary Rodríguez Solivan Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Family house in Vilnius / 4PLIUS Architects

first_imgArchitects: 4PLIUS architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Projects Lithuania Save this picture!© L.Garbaciauska+ 24 Share Photographs “COPY” Family house in Vilnius / 4PLIUS Architects Year:  Family house in Vilnius / 4PLIUS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFamily house in Vilnius / 4PLIUS Architects CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania Area:  310 m² Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/513371/family-house-in-vilnius-4plius-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/513371/family-house-in-vilnius-4plius-architects Clipboard photographs:  L.GarbaciauskaPhotographs:  L.GarbaciauskaSave this picture!© L.GarbaciauskaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Situated in the suburban district Valakampiai, this single family house is bounded by an urbanised territory on one side and forest on the other. The solid volume of the house speaks of their owners’ culture and stability, as well as the relaxing beauty of nature that surrounds it. One can enjoy pine tree reflections on the windows‘ glass and the polished stone, greenery of the facades, rhythmics of details and handrails, and natural materials, such as stone and wood.Save this picture!© L.GarbaciauskaThis building, with its massive walls, emerges as a fortress protecting from the glances of random passers-by and its large and wide windows bring light to the interior and offer picturesque views of nature. It is a place for quiet and safe family time after the daily challenges of busy city life.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsVideosThe Role of the Architectural Discourse in the ‘New Media Age’Architecture News Share “COPY” 2014 Year:  CopyAbout this office4PLIUS architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusHousesLithuaniaPublished on June 10, 2014Cite: “Family house in Vilnius / 4PLIUS Architects” 10 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Acton Cove House / Bates Masi + Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Annapolis, United States Projects Engineering:1200 Architectural Engineering City:AnnapolisCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael MoranRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. An active family with a love of boating wanted a home on Chesapeake Bay, surrounded by the maritime charm of Annapolis harbor. They found a small but spectacular lot with a house on it from the 1970’s. The existing house did not meet the owners’ needs but its bulkheads and docks provided a unique opportunity: the chance to build a home just steps from the water in downtown Annapolis.Save this picture!© Michael MoranAs the previous house was demolished, layer upon layer of old bulkheads and fill revealed how generations of previous owners had expanded the site into the harbor and reinforced it from the elements. This process of layering inspired the solution to the current design challenges – the harsh coastal environment and the privacy issues of being in close proximity to neighbors and active waterways. The new design configures layers of site features and envelope elements to provide privacy and weather protection, while encouraging connections to the outdoors.Save this picture!© Michael MoranSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Michael MoranThe outermost layer is the bulkhead itself, on top which sits a boardwalk of 2×8 ipe decking which connects several docks on the property. Stepped weathering steel planters mediate between the boardwalk level and the ground level, which is elevated above the flood plane. Deep overhangs protect the house and provide shade to the decks that surround it. The second floor, also encircled by cantilevered decks and balconies, is wrapped in layers of fixed ipe screens and operable canvas drapes.Save this picture!© Michael MoranRiding in a continuous track along the entire perimeter, the drapes can be configured to provide privacy at the master balcony, a wind block at the outdoor fireplace, or shade for the outdoor dining area. The large expanses of glass are also operable, pocketing into the adjacent walls to merge the indoor and outdoor spaces completely, or providing the option of insect screens. Interior linen drapes and roll shades provide the last layer of operable screening. The multiple layers can be configured for a variety of activities requiring different levels of privacy, and for different weather conditions, extending the time the family spends outdoors. Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe materials of the various layers reflect the character of the working harbor. Weathering steel planters reference sheet pilings. 3×14 reclaimed heart pine siding is reminiscent of heavy timber bulkheads. Oversize silicone bronze screws, left exposed to fasten the siding, are pulled from the ship building industry.Save this picture!© Michael MoranWoven rope and sailcloth details draw on local crafts. These traditional materials, layered with modern insulation, glazing, and building systems create a high-performance structure, contributing to the LEED Certification of the house. In its thoughtful layering of envelope and site elements, the design connects the house and its owners with the best aspects of the environment, while providing shelter from the challenging elements.Save this picture!© Michael MoranProject gallerySee allShow lessBjarke Ingels Reflects on his Waste-Energy Ski Slope Plant in CopenhagenArchitecture NewsArchitecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar AaltoArticles Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919295/acton-cove-house-bates-masi-plus-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Michael Moran+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Michael Moran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Contractor: Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: Sky-Frame, Boffi, Dover Windows & Doors, Subzero/Wolf, Waterworks, Burchette & Burchette, Gutierrez Studios 2017 Landscape: CopyAbout this officeBates Masi + ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnnapolisUnited StatesPublished on June 19, 2019Cite: “Acton Cove House / Bates Masi + Architects” 19 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Acton Cove House / Bates Masi + ArchitectsSave this projectSaveActon Cove House / Bates Masi + Architects Architects: Bates Masi + Architects Area Area of this architecture project Paul Masi, Aaron Weil Acton Cove House / Bates Masi + Architects Pyramid Builders Lead Architects: Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919295/acton-cove-house-bates-masi-plus-architects Clipboard Area:  5579 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States ArchDailylast_img read more

County sales tax revenues drop

first_img Pinterest Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 20Next articleMan, woman charged with breaking into residence to assault couple Odessa American RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Gradually rebounding from the effects of the year-long coronavirus pandemic, Ector County’s rural economy is fueling sales taxes in the assistance district OK’d by voters in 2018 to the point that commissioners expect fiscal 2020-21 revenues to exceed the $12 million they budgeted for last summer.Commissioners Mike Gardner in the western Precinct 1, where the voters had reacted to an illegal dumping plague by backing the district, and Greg Simmons in Precinct 2, which includes Gardendale, say this year’s revenues won’t match the $17,480,615 collected in 2019-20, but they may top $14 million.And they say that’s good news because the assistance district-mandated bolstering of the sheriff’s office, rural roads and environmental enforcement will thereby not be impeded.“Sheriff Griffis is getting 27 new Chevy Tahoes this summer and we’re doing a good bit with roads like Cottonwood across the north part of the county from U.S. 385 to Highway 1788,” Gardner said. “Rush Peterbilt is doing some finishing touches on our new grapple truck for environmental enforcement to use with the 10 roll-off dumpsters we’ll have on property the county owns at Tripp and Boyles off the North I-20 service road.“We would have to make some adjustments if we didn’t get at least $12 million, but it looks like it will be there or a little above.”Gardner referred to reports from Texas Comptroller’s Office showing comparative receipts from the 1.25-cent sales tax in January this year and last year, respectively, of $1,083,821 and $1,756,692; the two Februaries, $1,473,792 and $2,110,178; the two Marches, $1,523,843 and $1,885,134; and the two Aprils, $1,134,197 and $1,694,233.Receipts through April this calendar year were $5,215,652 compared to $7,446,237 for the same period last year.Simmons said that while the numbers are down so far, they are heartening inasmuch as revenues look likely to exceed expectations. “I will guess that it may even be as high as $14 million,” he said.Noting the $1,045,618 collected last September and last October’s $1,061,446, Simmons said every month since then has been at least in the $1.1-million to $1.2-million range. “The sheriff has used the bulk of it to hire more deputies and replace equipment,” he said.“The new deputies need new vehicles for themselves and to take home, which will help with the law enforcement presence and the response times when they’re called back to work. We’re doing quite a bit of road construction and are getting caught up on some of the road maintenance.“We have doubled the environmental enforcement budget,” Simmons said. “We bought off-road vehicles for the officers to go into some of these fields to try and catch and remediate the illegal dumping. We bought several roll-off dumpsters and we’re waiting on a big truck to move those around to different locations.”He referred to the $266,938 grapple truck and the court’s $2.5-million expenditure for the Tahoes that are coming from Parkway Chevrolet in Tomball, north-northwest of Houston.Other sales tax revenues last year were $1,838,516 in May, $1,405,312 in June, $1,099,450 in July, $1,148,730 in August, $1,227,096 in November and $1,208,210 in December. Summer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Facebook Home Local News Government County sales tax revenues drop Local NewsGovernment WhatsApp By Odessa American – April 20, 2021 Twitter Pinterest County sales tax revenues drop Commissioners say budgeting will keep law enforcement, roads and environmental enforcement progressing Twitter Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Jim Ferry admits illegal dumping and apologises to council

first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleTeenager on trial accused of raping 16 year old in DonegalNext articleRyanair pilots to strike on July 12th News Highland Twitter Donegal waste collector, Jim Ferry has admitted dumping tens of thousands of tons of waste illegally at a site in Rossbracken, Letterkenny.According to the Irish Times, Mr Ferry apologised to Donegal County Council and offered to give them two lots of cash, €80,000 and €78,000 that were seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau, if the money is released, as part of an affidavit sworn last week.Jim Ferry told the High Court today that for the sale of his companies he received €158,000 but is now broke and unemployed and will shortly file for bankruptcy.The affidavit also contained claims made by Mr Ferry that the illegal dumping by him at Rossbracken was a desperate act when he discovered a problem with the weighing of bins collected.Richard Lyons SC said this explanation was ‘quite frankly ludicrous’ and not ‘totally truthful’.The court also heard today an application by Donegal County Council to have Mr Ferry jailed for contempt.He has been under threat of being jailed for contempt since last August for failing to co-operate with the council.According to the Irish Times, the council has now retained a forensic accountant to test the information in the affidavit.Mr Justice Peter Kelly spared Mr Ferry immediate incarceration in jail but only on the basis that he co-operates with the council’s forensic accountant and continues to co-operate with the council’s efforts to remediate the Rossbracken site.The case has been adjourned until July 31st. WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Jim Ferry admits illegal dumping and apologises to council Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – July 3, 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

TES students learn, celebrate from a distance

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Boxes will help feed elderly Helping others is second nature to Sharone Scott, manager of Scotty’s country store in the Meeksville community. She is always… read more Published 8:16 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 Skip Sponsored Content Even though school is not in session, Troy Elementary School students are learning from a distance.On Monday and Wednesday, Take Home Packets were distributed to parents and Teresa Sims, principal, said the administration was pleased with participation. For those who were not able to pick up the Take Home Packets on those days, the packets will be available at TES on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Grab and Go Lunch time, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.As part of the TES’ continuity plan, Sims said teachers will contact their students by phone weekly to offer needed assistance.  Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “Teachers are also available through email, as well as a variety of platforms such as the teacher webpage, Remind, Class Dojo, and Facebook groups,” Sims said. “In addition to calling students weekly, teachers will create one video per week to post on their webpage or media platform.” Music, art, library, counselors, and physical education teachers will also provide learning activities.Among those teachers was Belinda Kitchens, the TES librarian, who posted a video this week naming the top 10 readers in each grade, based on AR points. Sims said feedback from parents to the multi-platform approach has been positive.“We’ve had wonderful feedback already from our teacher phone calls,” Sims said. “Those relationships, especially at this level, are so important. Hearing their own teacher’s voice is comforting and encourages students to continue learning. They want to please their teachers.” In addition to learning packets and teacher communication, Troy Elementary School also provided a list of digital resources to assist with review and the practice of skills as well as enrichment activities.“Students will be happy to know that Accelerated Reader is available online at this time,” Sims said.Books can also be loaned to a device through the Overdrive Library Service or the Sora App and tests can be taken through Accelerated Reader. The information was sent on to students and is also available on the website.“While nothing can replace a teacher in the classroom, our staff will go the extra mile to make the best of this situation by supporting our students and their families,” Sims said. “I encourage our students to read daily, work through the packets and use other available resources to maintain their skills as we prepare for a great new school year.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The highly competitive rankings are a big deal to the students, and Anna Gooden posted a response video on social media of her daughter, Emily, cheering “yes!” after learning she was the top reader in the first grade, with 60.7 points. “I was actually doing something else and saw that she had posted the AR readers video,” Anna Gooden said. “I said, ‘alright guys, let’s watch it and see.’”And to their delight, both Emily and her third-grade brother Eli were the top readers in their class.“She’s still excited she won,” even though the recognition will not come at a schoolwide assembly this year, Gooden said. “We’ll still do something to celebrate.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits TES students learn, celebrate from a distance By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Raytheon employee sentenced for keeping classified documents at his home

first_imgJHVEPhotography/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — A Raytheon engineer who “endangered national security” was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/2 years in prison.Ahmed Serageldin had worked on a radar system used to defend against ballistic missiles and had pleaded guilty to keeping classified national defense documents about that system at his home without authorization.Serageldin apologized for his behavior in court Wednesday.“I was sloppy, but I have always been loyal to my job and to the country,” Serageldin said before the sentence was handed down.Federal prosecutors in Boston had asked for five years in prison.“He took over 3,100 digital documents,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garland said, adding he also took more than 100 physical documents. More than 500 of those documents were labeled classified and “exposed” to anyone who wanted to see them.“Defendant deserves this serious sentence because he deliberately endangered national security, at the very least by keeping national defense information where it was viewable and available to others,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum.The judge said five years was too much and questioned whether the offense was as serious as prosecutors portrayed.“You have no evidence that he actually transmitted it to a foreign power,” said Judge Patti Saris.“That is correct we do not have that evidence,” Garland replied.“That’s very important,” Saris said. “He’s not a trader or a spy. He basically misused classified information in his home.”Defense attorneys called Serageldin, 67, of Sharon, Massachusetts, a “loyal American” who deserved nothing more than three years probation.“He didn’t transfer secret documents anywhere,” defense attorney George Vien said. “He worked on them at home.”Capt. Jason Hall, who oversees the Dual Band Radar for the United States Navy, told the judge that Serageldin’s conduct “could degrade the effectiveness” of the radar system.“Compromise of this sensitive technical information would diminish the strategic advantage of successor radars,” Hall said.While Saris said Serageldin intended no harm, she cited the volume of documents he kept at home when she imposed her 18-month sentence.“I don’t think you intentionally harmed the United States, but you put it at risk,” the judge said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Army makes change in policy for new moms

first_imgpowerofforever/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Army has made a major change in policy to allow women an easier path back after giving birth.The Army will now give active duty or reserve soldiers who have just given birth 365 days to meet body fat requirements. Postpartum soldiers previously had 180 days to meet the body fat standards of the Army Body Composition Program, which dictates the physical requirements for all active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers.“I encourage all leaders to proactively provide education and resources to these Soldiers to help them regain their individual readiness,” Michael A. Grinston, sergeant major of the Army, said in a statement Friday, when the announcement was made.Grinston also tweeted about the decision, calling it “common sense.”“This is a common sense decision to help ensure our mothers have time to recover and build back their personal readiness,” he wrote.Postpartum is defined as the time period after a woman gives birth. It is often called the “fourth trimester” of a woman’s pregnancy.In addition to the physical recovery and possible complications from giving birth, women in the fourth trimester are also dealing with changing hormones. That time is also when a woman is learning to care for and feed her newborn.The extended timeline for physical requirements is the second policy change for postpartum soldiers made this year.In January, the Army announced that women who are breastfeeding or pumping will have the option to wear an undershirt.The Army also announced at the time that women may wear nail polish, lipstick and earrings as well as their hair in more natural hairstyles thanks to what the Army called “major revisions” to its regulations.Women currently make up around 15% of the Army.“We are continuously assessing our policies to identify areas for improvement, then implementing policies that demonstrate our commitment to ensuring all Soldiers feel as though they are valued members of the Army team,” Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, said in a statement in January announcing the changes. “We know that actions speak louder than words when it comes to inclusivity and equity within our ranks, and we believe that the changes we announced today are one example of policies that put our people first.” Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

City Hall to Have Drop Box for Election Ballots

first_imgCity Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election have been sent to registered voters in Ocean City, the city announced on Monday.One of the options for returning completed ballots is via a secure drop box located outside the Ninth Street entrance to City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue).This drop box is expected to be delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The box will be open to accept ballots after a security camera is installed on Wednesday, Sept. 30.The following 7-minute video provides step-by-step instructions and options for returning your ballot. More information on the election is available at capemaycountyvotes.com.last_img read more

One space fits all

first_imgStudents at Pritzker Commons bow over laptops tapping out their homework, while others chat and sip coffee brewed at Clover.Whether they’re seeking a space for creative thinking and collaborating or just a spot to connect with friends and classmates, Harvard students can find it all in one place in the sunny new common area at the Science Center funded by a generous gift from Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker ’81 as part of the Campaign for Arts and Sciences.Pritzker Commons conveniently adjoins the renovated Cabot Science Library with its dedicated research staff, Clover cafe, and elegant outdoor area that invites students to settle down with friends (and books) and stay a while. Students also can hold their own programming and social events in the new space.A sign marks the entrance to Pritzker Commons. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerMaria McLaughlin ’18 and Mauricio Ruiz ’19 engage in conversation. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerNatalie Kim ’18 (from left), Amanda Fang ’18, and Hannah Keating ’20 set up camp at one of the space’s many long tables. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerJordan Silva ’21 (left) and Dustin Chiang ’19 study election results together. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerJ.D. candidate at Harvard Law School Leilani Doktor (left) and Eleanor Lieberman ’19 opt for a table outside on a warm day. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThong Ep brews coffee while wearing a Halloween hat referencing the cafe’s signature water taps. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerA line forms at Clover outside the seating area. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerSpace is at a premium on a recent afternoon in the Pritzker and Cabot social areas. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe Harvard African Students Association held its annual fall feast featuring food from all over Africa at Pritzker Commons. Photo by Neal Hamberglast_img read more