Tribute story to all the workers out there

first_imgTribute story to all doctorsMeera was five years old when she had decided to pursue MBBS as her career and become a successful doctor. She worked hard for all these years and became a successful doctor and she worked in a private hospital for a few years and then changed her job to a government hospital. She was not money greedy.She works in a government hospital. She is married to Atul and had two kids. She got a call from the government at midnight that she needs to be present in the hospital because the corona pandemic is getting worst affected in her area. She knew that this was gonna be worse so she got ready and told her kids.“Mumma loves you a lot. I will be back soon please take care of yourself and Mumma is with you forever. She had tears rolling in her eyes. Because she didn’t know what could have happened. (just feels the emotions that what you would have felt if you were in place of Meera). She hugged her husband tight and told I love you all and please Atul take care of kids.”She kissed her child on the forehead and went away.She reached the hospital and wore the full suit and got ready to handle the situation. Days went by she was in a very immense pressure she was on her duty 24*7.She got a break of water and washroom after every 8 hours (just imagine being thirsty for 8 hours).Then came a survey in her hospital where all the workers had to get tested for Corona including doctors and nurses and each and every person included.Results came, Meera was looking at her result and crying. Yess the fear came true she was tested positive. No one knew at her home because she couldn’t contact anyone.Days after her being tested positive after fighting her battle for the life she died on her duty. Her family members were informed.They were not even able to see her face for the last time. When her children and her husband came to know.The children asked their father, “Daddy mom said that she’s with us forever then why is she not here when will she come back why did God take her with him”.Atul was not able to answer, he was crying and crying……. He didn’t know what to tell the kids.Just imagine the feeling.Thanks to all the doctors there working for us.last_img read more

Remains of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell found on family property: Authorities

first_imgTennessee Bureau of Investigation(BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.) —  Officials believe remains found Friday are that of Evelyn Boswell, the 15-month-old Tennessee girl that was last seen in December but was only reported as missing in February.Acting on new information developed in the case, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said it searched a property belonging to a family member of Evelyn’s mother, Megan Boswell, in Blountville, Tennessee.It was during this search Friday evening that Evelyn’s remains were believed to be found, according to the sheriff’s office.“I want to thank the community for their outpouring of love, support and prayers for the last 17 days when sweet Evelyn was first reported missing,” Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said at a press conference late Friday night.Leslie Earhart, public information officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, said this is still an active investigation. No new charges were announced at this time.Megan Boswell, and two others, were previously arrested in connection to her disappearance.Megan Boswell, 18, was charged on Feb. 25 with one count of false reporting. Evelyn’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, and another man William McCloud, were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property on Feb. 20.Angela Boswell and McCloud were found in a vehicle authorities were searching for in connection to the case. The sheriff’s office said those in the gray BMW were believed to have information regarding Evelyn’s whereabouts.Cassidy said last month that Megan Boswell had been cooperating, but she and other family members provided conflicting statements and changing stories.“Every time we talk to her, her story changes,” Cassidy said at a press conference last month. “And I’m serious when I say that. Every single time.”Evelyn was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes, and a pink bow on Dec. 26, 2019. She was not entered as a missing child until Feb. 18. An AMBER Alert was issued the next day.Prior to Friday’s discovery, authorities said they had received more than 870 leads in the case. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sonder accuses Metro Loft of hiding legionella at 20 Broad

Sonder CEO Francis Davidson and Nathan Berman with 20 Broad Street (Images via CityRealty; Twitter)Hospitality startup Sonder is blaming an airborne pathogen for skipping rent payments at 20 Broad Street — but Covid isn’t the culprit.In new court filings, Sonder accused landlord Metro Loft Management of trying to hide, and ultimately failing to contain, an outbreak of legionella bacteria at the Financial District building.The Nathan Berman-led firm sued Sonder in July for $103 million, including more than $3 million in unpaid rent and $100 million to cover the remainder of the lease.Now, Sonder is alleging Metro Loft attempted to flush the building’s water system before the city’s health inspectors could test the water for bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires disease. The landlord sat on inspectors’ findings for at least a week while Sonder guests were potentially exposed, according to the complaint. When Sonder did its own testing, it said it found traces of legionella throughout the building and “insufficient” levels of chlorine to neutralize the bacteria.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreTenants at 20 Broad call Sonder a “nightmare” neighbor Nathan Berman sues Sonder for $100M Sonder raises $170M despite hospitality apocalypse Sonder says it “made repeated efforts to engage with Landlord and Metro Loft, to understand their plan for remediation, and develop a collaborative plan that would benefit all parties and allow Sonder to return guests to the Building,” but was rebuffed, according to court documents.By late April, Sonder claims it “lost any confidence” that Metro Loft would fix the problem, so it relocated the few remaining guests it had in the building. The company stopped paying rent in July.Last month, a former guest sued Sonder and Metro Loft after staying at 20 Broad and contracting Legionnaires’ disease. According to the complaint, the guest wound up hospitalized for five days at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.In a statement, Metro Loft said Sonder’s claims are “without merit” and “constitute an attempt by Sonder to abandon its lease obligations.  We fully expect the courts to recognize the pretextual natural of Sonder’s position.”In 2018, Sonder leased roughly 40 percent of the 533-unit rental building. The San Francisco startup’s business model is to sign master leases and rent out apartment-hotel units for short-term stays. It currently operates 5,000 units across 31 cities, with 7,000 more units in the pipeline.The Broad Street location became a hotbed of legal activity this year: In April, two tenants in the building sued Metro Loft, claiming they weren’t notified that Sonder would be operating a portion of the units. In the complaint, they called Sonder a “nightmare neighbor” and complained its business model created a safety risk.Sonder itself is also facing legal challenges: Last month, Merchants Hospitality sued the firm for $2.5 million for allegedly backing out of a deal to lease its 100-unit Z NYC Hotel at 11-01 43rd Avenue in Long Island City.Sonder was co-founded in 2012 by CEO Francis Davidson and Lucas Pellan, and has raised $560 million. It closed a $170 million Series E round in June at a $1.3 billion valuation. The round was led by Fidelity Funds, Westcap and Inovia Capital.Contact E.B. Solomont Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Message* Email Address* read more

PORTUGAL: Benfica win 6th trophy of Super Cup

first_imgPingback: Kévynn Nyokas is new force of SL Benfica – News THE Sports 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. VIDEO: How Portugal beat France… Pingback: Kévynn Nyokas is new force of SL Benfica | Quality Sports News Recommended for you Related Items:Benfica handball, Portugal handball, Sporting handball Rocha to replace Gomes in Portuguese squad before Main Round start Paulo Pereira after amazing success: “My players are heroes, thank you Quintana for this win” Pingback: Sporting take revenge on Benfica | Quality Sports News 8 Commentscenter_img Pingback: Sporting take revenge on Benfica – SportandoNews ShareTweetShareShareEmail 8 Comments ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsBenfica SL celebrating the first season’s trophy – Portuguese Super Cup. The team of Carlos Resende beat reigning champions Sporting CP 29:24 (14:11) for the sixth trophy of Super Cup played in Braga.The hero of the match was Macedonian goalkeeper Borko Ristovski, who made the difference between two teams from Lisabon, who will be the strongest contenders in the upcoming season…PHOTO: Benfica website Pingback: Sporting take revenge on Benfica – Sports News Latest Pingback: Kévynn Nyokas is new force of SL Benfica – SportandoNews Pingback: PORTUGAL: Benfica win 6th trophy of Super Cup – SportandoNews Pingback: Sporting take revenge on Benfica – News THE Sportslast_img read more

Surfers Split Cash Prize in Maverick’s Surf Contest

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfter the Mavericks Surf Contest (the most prestigious of the sport) was whittled down to six finalists, leader Greg Long, 24, and his five fellow finalists decided to split the $75,000 prize purse evenly, six ways, and simply ride the giant 40-50 foot waves for the fun of it.  Surfer and filmmaker Grant Washburn discusses how they agreed to split the money. (NPR Audio interview) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Staff Judge Advocate

first_img(609) 754-20102901 Falcon LaneMost legal assistance is provided by the Joint Base Judge Advocate for all branches of service on McGuire. Attorneys provide legal advice in connection with personal civil legal matters to support and sustain command effectiveness and readiness.Eligible beneficiaries of legal assistance include members of the armed forces who are on active duty, reservists on federal active duty under Title 10 United States Code, retirees, and dependents. If you do not fall into one of the listed categories please call the legal office in order to determine eligibility.Legal services provided include, but are not limited to, wills, notaries, advanced medial directives, powers of attorney, domestic relations, adoption, Service Members’ Civil Relief Act, consumer affairs, and landlord-tenant issues. The legal office does not advise on civilian criminal matters or matters that have the potential to involve the client in adverse actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. For matters that involve adverse administrative or UCMJ action the member should receive legal assistance from the appropriate military defense counsel. The Air Force Area Defense Counsel can be reached at 754-2349. The Army Trial Defense Services’ office can be reached at (609) 562-3075.The Army provides specific “gap” services that are not provided for by the Air Force legal assistance office or the Army Defense Counsel, Building 5631, Baltimore Street on Dix, by appointment only. The POC for these Army services is Evelyn Perez, (609) 562-578. Their hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The McGuire Legal Office hours of operation for legal assistance matters are by appointment only on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Walk-in legal assistance hours are Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Notaries and power of attorney services are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., and Friday, 7:30 to 9 a.m.last_img read more

Scheuermann: How are we doing? Final three weeks

first_imgby Representative Heidi E Scheuermann (R-Stowe) With just a few weeks remaining until the 2015-2016 Legislative Biennium concludes, various items are still being developed in both the House and Senate. Unfortunately, none of the items being considered will put us back on a path of fiscal responsibility and real economic growth. The Fiscal Year 2017 budget that passed the House raises General Fund spending by 4% this year, meaning a Comparable Annual Growth Rate over the last five years of 4.6%. As most of us clearly understand, this continues to be well above both the rate of inflation and the underlying economic growth in Vermont.In fact, the total budget – excluding federal funds and education spending – is $2.45 billion in FY 2017.(link is external) This is an increase of over $575 million since FY 2011.  And, how do we pay for this spending?  By instituting additional and higher taxes and fees on Vermont families and businesses over the last six years.  The tax and fee increases being proposed this year total $48 million, making a two-year total increase of $96.7 million.(link is external)While the Senate is still considering these various pieces of legislation, I do not expect numbers to change dramatically before everything is finalized.For ten years, I have fought for fiscal responsibility and a smart, comprehensive strategy for economic growth. Right now, however, as I look back on this last year, this biennium, and frankly, the last several years, I can’t help but think of missed opportunities, failed leadership and political agendas that put politics ahead of smart, long term public policy.While we have been able to put together some modest proposals for economic growth over the last several years, they have been overshadowed by the increased cost to Vermonters in taxes, fees, energy, and the already burdensome regulatory process; in addition to the Vermont Health Connect fiasco, and the countless reasons why so many Vermonters just don’t trust our government anymore.And this year, as many of us continue to try to make some additional progress on the economic development front, Governor Shumlin is hanging his leadership hat on the divestiture of our pension funds (on which our state’s retirees rely so much) from coal and Exxon-Mobil assets, and the legalization of marijuana. Regardless of how you feel about these particular issues, they are not what Vermonters have been pleading with us to do.  Instead, Vermonters have been asking us to reform state government in order to bring sustainability back; to reform our state’s education funding system to ensure property tax relief; and to put into place policies that will encourage private sector job growth.Rest assured, I will continue to fight for sound public policy through the final weeks of this session, but I am also looking ahead at what we might be able to accomplish in the next biennium. There are many changes coming to Montpelier next year.  With open seats for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and both the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tem of the Senate leaving their posts as well, we can start to right this ship of state, if we have people in there who share our desire to do so.To be clear, we can make a difference!  We simply need to get involved!Toward that end, I am hopeful that Vermonters who share my desire, and the desire of so many others, to put us on a path to fiscal responsibility and economic prosperity, consider joining me either by running for office themselves, or by getting involved.If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact me.(link sends e-mail)INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CONTINUES TO LANGUISHThe Independent Contractor bill, which passed the committee of jurisdiction unanimously on March 10th, continues to languish after the Speaker of the House sent the bill back to our committee for further work.To be clear, we are absolutely committed to working on some of the points of the legislation that big labor (labor unions) finds objectionable, but we have yet to come to consensus on the major sticking points.The concern that I have now is that we have simply lost too much time – that even if we pass a bill in the House, there won’t be enough time for the Senate to consider and approve it.And, if we are simply going to put something forward that “will be important for the next Legislature,” as the Speaker indicates in this article, I would prefer it to be the strongest possible message we can send, not an already compromised position.As I have said many times in the past, I have worked diligently for years, with colleagues from across the political spectrum, to do something that would ensure the many protections for workers historically in place are maintained, while ensuring that we position our state as a place in which the new, independent and collaborative workforce is encouraged to grow and invest.I believed strongly that H 867 did just that.  Unfortunately, big labor opposed it, and found an ear that was receptive.Given the lateness of the session, I expect we will know whether we come to some consensus on this bill by the middle of this week.JAY PEAK EB-5 FRAUDThe state’s business and political establishment was rocked last week by federal and state allegations of massive fraud by Northeast Kingdom EB-5 Project developers Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros. The lawsuits allege $200 million in EB-5 investor funds being “misused, ” and an additional $50 million being “misappropriated” by Mr. Quiros for personal use.Since the Jay Peak, Burke and Newport projects began, they have been seen by many as a beacon for economic and job growth in the Northeast Kingdom.  And, Mr. Stenger, specifically, became the poster child of successful EB-5 projects – lauded by the political establishment in both Montpelier and Washington.That has all come to a halt now, and with it, at least two of the projects that have yet to get off the ground – the ANC Bio facility, and the downtown Newport Renaissance Block.The good news is that some very important infrastructure is in place for the Kingdom to continue building upon for its economic vitality. From the Jay Peak Expansion to Q Burke, I am confident the people of the Northeast Kingdom will come together to ensure its success.In general, though, this is a truly sad development for the people of the Kingdom, and for all of Vermont.  It is absolutely clear that proper oversight of, and real accountability for, these projects was not in place for a very long time.  Kudos to Susan Donegan and the team at the Department of Financial Regulation for its diligence in uncovering all of this after the oversight was given to them last year.VERMONT TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE (vtTA) REPORT RELEASEDI was really pleased to attend last week’s unveiling of the Vermont Technology Alliance Report – “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of our Economic Growth.”I have long believed that our technology sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy, and one of the sectors in which we have great opportunity. This report not only substantiates that assumption, but provides us great insight into the total economic impact of the sector.The following from the vtTA Press Release provides some detail about the specific findings:Highlights from the Vermont Technology Alliance Report include:Tech jobs make up 25% of all Vermont employment, representing 77,249 jobs. Vermont’s tech workers earn 63% more compared to the Vermont average wage.  A Vermont tech job pays and average annual wage of $72,732, while the average annual Vermont wage is $44,540.  This premium generates an additional $280 million for Vermont’s economy. Tech jobs generate an estimated $5.6 billion in wages, representing 40% of all Vermont wages.center_img Tech jobs are growing faster than Vermont’s total employment, with growth of 8.3% over the past ten years compared to the state’s average employment growth of 1.2%.  Tech jobs are projected to grow at a 7.5% annual rate from 2014 to 2022, the fastest growing in Vermont.I am hopeful that other legislators and public policymakers read this report to get a full picture of the opportunities that are in front of us.Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann  April 19, 2016last_img read more

BSD Superintendent Flanagan announces 100 Day Entry Plan

first_imgPlan to Focus on Equity, Engagement, and Deep LearningVermont Business Magazine On July 1, Burlington School District Superintendent Tom Flanagan launched his first day in the Burlington School District (BSD) by announcing an ambitious 100 Day Entry Plan, focused on bridging opportunity gaps in equity, empowering student engagement, and deepening community learning.“As educators, as students, and as community members, equity needs to constantly be at the forefront of our minds. Prioritizing engagement and creating opportunities for deep learning, especially in consideration of COVID-19 and this era of remote learning, are two of our top priorities as a District and at the heart of this entry plan,” said Flanagan. “As your new Superintendent, I am appreciative of the hard work already accomplished by our passionate faculty and staff and conscious of the work still to be done.”The 100 Day Entry Plan encompasses Superintendent Flanagan’s core beliefs, goals, and three main phases of implementation.Burlington School District Superintendent Tom FlanaganPhase one, completed in June, laid groundwork for Superintendent Flanagan’s transition, emphasizing relationship-building and learning.Phase two, the heart of the plan, will extend 100 days—from July 1 to October 9. Some activities include, but are not limited to, an equity and race workshop series for District and school leadership, a review of the BSD special education program, town hall meetings to engage families and the community, and the establishment of a professional development plan in collaboration with the BEA.Phase three looks to the future past October, outlining goals to analyze data collected in Phase 2 and the development of a five-year strategic plan.“Over the past four months Tom has made it a priority to meet remotely with District leaders, school administrators and students one-on-one. Although his official start date was not until July 1, Tom felt it was important to hear from many voices and to lay the groundwork for the coming school year,” said BSD School Board Chair, Clare Wool. “The Board, our District, and our greater community as a whole are motivated by Tom’s commitment—we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work with Superintendent Flanagan!”The 100 Day Entry Plan was translated into multiple languages in written, oral and video formats to better access BSD’s many diverse families. “A key to getting started is to make sure I am reaching everyone in the community. This commitment to equity and engagement will be a common theme and is essential to developing a top quality school system together,” said Flanagan. “I can’t wait to get started.”Burlington School District (BSD) is a pre-k-12 public school system of about 4,000 students in Burlington, VT. BSD’s mission is to graduate students who: value different cultures, engage with the community, communicate effectively, think creatively, skillfully solve problems, and achieve at their highest academic, intellectual, and personal potential.Source: Burlington, VT — Burlington School District 7.1.2020 www.bsdvt.org(link is external)last_img read more

HUUB continues partnership with six-time IRONMAN World Champion Dave Scott

first_img Related Multi-award winning triathlon outfitter HUUB Design has continued its partnership with six-time IRONMAN world champion, Dave Scott, for a further three years.The continued affiliation between HUUB and Scott will see them embark on advanced research projects and ‘bring exciting new developments to the bestselling Dave Scott apparel line, designed to ensure comfort and breathability in a faster garment’.The new line will feature training items and improved suits, which will ‘continue to set the benchmark for ultimate triathlon comfort across the three disciplines, whilst ensuring enhanced performance with improved aerodynamics’.Dean Jackson founder of HUUB Design said “Dave is a hugely influential individual in the industry and having him on board for another three years is a huge asset to our brand. He is pivotal to the line’s success, giving us invaluable intel and development ideas so we’re very excited to continue to work closely together in order to bring more innovation to the new line.”“I’m very proud to attach my name to the award-winning HUUB Dave Scott line of triathlon apparel,” said six-time IRONMAN world champion Dave Scott. “It represents our mutual commitment to producing the very best. Its innovative fit, style and function make it the preferred choice among serious triathletes worldwide. I’m honoured to work with a company like HUUB that is always raising the standards of what’s possible in technical apparel.”Coach to some of the world’s greatest triathlete’s, Dave Scott will also be supporting HUUB with training advice and guidance which can be found on the company’s website www.huubdesign.com.2016 has been another successful year for HUUB Design: winning ‘Best Triathlon Wetsuit Brand’ for a third year in a row at the 220 Triathlon Awards and picking up the award for ‘Best Tri Suit Brand’; supporting several Paralympians and Olympians including the Brownlee brothers who won gold and silver at Rio 2016; and also announcing a new partnership with Swim Serpentine, one of London’s newest open water festivals.HUUB has also pioneered scientific research with its Measuring Active Drag (MAD) system, which the company cites as a key component in empirically proving performance enhancement in developed suit technology.www.huubdesign.comlast_img read more

Embers of Rockhurst-SM East rivalry restoked in late 1990s now burn bright

first_imgSophomore standout Lucas Jones and the Lancers will try to make it two victories in a row over Rockhurst Friday.Shawn Hair can’t recall exactly what had led to the decision in the early 1990s to end the annual Rockhurst-SM East series that stretched back to 1975, but when the new head basketball coach took over at SM East in 1996, he knew he wanted the Hawklets back on his schedule.[pullquote]“It’s evolved into this must-see kind of game…And I think the fact that I’m a Rockhurst grad myself added some fuel to the fire.”–Shawn Hair[/pullquote]”I think there had been a controversial call in one of those last games and there were some hard feelings,” he recalls. “But I remember thinking we ought to get that game back.”A 1982 Rockhurst graduate himself, he saw plenty of potential in restoring an annual game between the two high schools that draw largely from the same area. So Hair went to work reengaging Rockhurst’s athletics department, and by his third season, the Lancers and the Hawklets had a date on the court.Over the course of more than a decade and a half, that game had grown into something even Hair might not have been able to foresee: a rivalry so intense it packs the gym every year with exuberant fans. Fueled by a stretch of close games that featured Rockhurst star Conner Teahan (who went on to play for the University of Kansas) and the Lancers’ J.D. Christie, but the mid-2000s, both school’s fan bases were circling the game on their calendars.“It’s evolved into this must-see kind of game,” Hair said. “That stretch from 2002 to 2006 is when the rivalry really took off. And I think the fact that I’m a Rockhurst grad myself added some fuel to the fire.”The renewed series has been notable for its streaks. Rockhurst won three games in a row from 2000-01 to  2002-03. The Lancers won the next five meetings. Then the Hawklets took the following four, only to have their streak broken last year when the Lancers knocked them off at home 62-50.The 9-3 Lancers face the Hawklets in this year’s game at 7 p.m. Friday in the SM East gym. GET THERE EARLY.(Big thanks to Kevin Booker for the game history stats. You can follow him on Twitter at @BookerT3)last_img read more