American Airlines employee arrested for shoving deputy

first_imgAn American Airlines employee has been arrested after he reportedly shoved a deputy at an airport because he was upset about having his credentials taken away.The incident occurred Saturday in Monroe County.According to the report, 42-year-old Angel Arley Medeiros of Key West was forced to surrender his Secured Identification Display Area badge after he released guest who had already been screened back into an area open to the public.Medeiros reportedly became upset about having to give up his credentials due to the incident and shoved a deputy in a terminal office. The deputy eventually arrested him for his conduct and took him to jail.Medeiros is now facing several charges including battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.last_img

Judge calls for second expert to evaluate Austin Harrouff in deadly face-biting attack

first_imgA judge in Florida has granted a motion to have a second mental health expert evaluate Austin Harrouff who is accused of fatally attacking a couple outside their home and chewing off part of the man’s face back in August of 2016.Earlier this month, a health expert for the state agreed with a defense expert’s assessment that Harrouff was insane when he attacked the couple.Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. said this will be the only time he’ll grant permission for prosecutors to have a second expert evaluate Harrouff, who was 19 when the attacks happened.last_img

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgSteve Harvey (Ap Photo/File)•  So tell me again why CBS didn’t pick TV guru and multi-million dollar man Steve Harvey to take Dave Letterman’s spot?  It’s way past time for one of the three major networks to step up.  Sorry, Fox and Arsenio aren’t in the same league.•  The Masters without “Tiger” is just another golf tournament.  Think not, just ask the advertiser and check the ratings.Bill Neal• The recent WWF King of the Hill “The Ultimate Warrior” died at age 54.  Now for the fifth time in as many years, we see that the only thing ultimate is death by steroids!• Don’t look now, but your Pittsburgh Steelers are slowly and quietly putting a playoff team together.  Stay tuned.• There are two things that are lost.  #1 – that airplane and #2 – the minds of L.A. Lakers management if they bring that coach back.• I know you’ve been waiting.  Well now it’s here.  First Friday Fantasy’s are back.  Champion Enterprises, the United Rays Corvette Club and “Turning Corners” will bring you First Fridays at Brewstone’s in Monroeville, Friday, May 2nd, 8-2:00, 35 and older – $10 – Free Parking – Outdoor Patio – Cash Bar – Cash Kitchen till midnight.  Sly Jock and the Fabulous Allure Models.last_img read more

Authorities Investigating Whether Proposed Casino Boat is Legal

first_imgBy John BurtonATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The simmering controversy over whether to allow a casino boat to operate out of the municipally operated harbor may be rendered moot by a more than a decade-old state law.Lisa Spengler, a spokesperson for the Division of Gaming Enforcement in the state’s Office of the Attorney General Office, said in an email, the division received four inquiries concerning the proposal and its legality.Local residents voice their opinion about the gambling boat proposal in Atlantic Highlands.The division’s director has assigned a deputy attorney general to work with the state Department of Criminal Justice and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Spengler.“The matter is being reviewed by those parties guided by state and federal laws,” she said in the email.The issue arose after a heavily attended July 10 municipal Harbor Commis­sion meeting. During the meeting a large number of residents voiced their objection to a proposal to operate a casino cruise out of the harbor. After the session a few residents recalled state legislation, dating back to 1999, which appears to prevent this type of operation.The bill, A-983, was sponsored by then-assemblymen Kenneth C. Lefevre and Francis J. Blee, Republicans who represented the 2nd District in Atlantic County. Neither man is still in office.The law, which remains on the books, states, “The purpose of this bill is to prohibit what are commonly referred to as ‘cruises to nowhere,’ vessels that embark and disembark from any point within the State for the sole purpose of conducting offshore gambling activities in waters within the State, the waters within three miles of the New Jersey coast, or in waters beyond the three-mile limit.”The statute does acknowledge that federal law permits cruises beyond the 3-mile limit, “but allows states to prohibit gambling cruises that embark and disembark within a state.”There is an exception contained in the law, exempting ships registered in the U.S. or a foreign country, traveling to another state, a foreign nation or a U.S. possession, “up to the point of first entry into New Jersey waters.”The bill, P.L.1999, c.263, became law Oct. 26, 1999, with then-Gov. Christine Todd Whitman’s signature.Steven J. Corodemus, the attorney representing the harbor commission, referred ques­tions to the Harbor Com­mission Chairwoman Jane Frotton, who, on Tues­day, said: “We’re looking into it. That’s all I can tell you at this point.”Alvin Shuman, president of Diamond Casino Cruise, LLC, Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a principal in Casino Royal, LLC. The company would like to operate a 180-foot, three-tier boat out of the harbor that could transport more than 300 passengers two times daily year-round past the 3-mile state limit to gamble and drink. Discus­sions at the commission meeting earlier this month included talk about the possibility of providing such services as valet parking or off-site parking with shuttle buses to the harbor.Area residents have mounted a campaign to oppose the plan, believing it would attract an undesirable element, cause parking and traffic congestion, and bring disruptive crowds and even crime to the borough.Frotton told the crowd at the July 10 meeting the harbor commission would thoroughly investigate before offering its view on the Casino Royal proposal.A call to Glenn O’Connell, a lawyer representing Casino Royal, and calls to Shuman seeking comment were not returned.last_img read more

Voters OK $33M in Oceanport School Upgrades

first_imgThe expansions will make room for new students coming to the district, as 639 residential units are being built at the former Fort Monmouth as part of the East Gate and Liberty Walk developments. Though the student population has steadily declined over the past few years, projections show that once those children enter the school system, the demographics will about mirror the population today. There were 686 “yes” votes and 443 “no” votes among the Oceanport and Sea Bright residents. Sea Bright is a sending district for children in elementary school through 8th grade. Additionally, Wolf Hill Elementary School will get a new media center, cafeteria and connecting courtyard; six new classrooms will be added; toilet facilities will be renovated in pre-K and kindergarten classrooms, as now required by law; a new bus drop-off loop will be added; ADA-compliant spaces will be renovated; and more. In Sea Bright, 54 percent, or 58 people, were for and 45 percent, or 48 people, were against. Oceanport residents represented 90 percent of the voters. Of the 1,023 votes cast in Oceanport, 61 percent, or 628 people, voted for the referendum while 38 percent, or 395 people, voted against it. “We are so thankful to everyone who voted yesterday. This is a banner moment for our school district,” said Oceanport Schools Superintendent Anne R. Facendo. “We think of our community as being champions for the children in Oceanport and Sea Bright.” OCEANPORT – A $33 million Oceanport school referendum to bring improvements to both the Wolf Hill and Maple Place schools was approved by voters Tuesday, Dec. 10. Facendo anticipates that work will be completed over the next two to four years. School district representatives will “very quickly” sit down to start the planning phases of the job, which all must be approved by the state Department of Education. “It’s a long process. There’s a lot of moving parts to this,” she said.center_img Now both schools in the district will receive new fire sprinkler systems; fire alarm systems; secure vestibules and lockdown capabilities; safety glazing on lower level windows; camera systems; new windows; new roofing systems; flooring; classroom furnishings; mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades; new lighting fixtures; parking improvements; and gym renovations, among other features. Michelle McMullin, the school board president, said the existing school buildings have reached an “unacceptable level.” The updates will allow students to work in “21st-century buildings with ADA compliance and better fire prevention methods,” upgraded security and more. “It’s really an exciting day for both the students and the staff.” According to the district, 116 units have already been built and are occupied. As a result, the district gained 20 new students. With this in mind, the district anticipates it will receive 109 students once the rest of the residential units are built. Wolf Hill School, a 108-year-old building, will soon see renovations thanks to the approval of the school referendum Dec. 10. Maple Place Middle School, built in 1966, will also see a variety of improvements.Photo Chris Rotolo At Maple Place Middle School, the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) wing will be renovated with science labs, computer labs and more. There will also be renovations to the cafetorium, locker rooms with individual showers, media center and guidance and physical therapist/occupational therapist rooms. Along with Facendo, McMullin gave thanks to the voters, school board, administration, teachers and architects who helped make this plan a reality. “This is definitely a collaborative effort,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2015)–Sunday’s Pick 5 payout at Santa Anita has been delayed due to a Sportech tote malfunction which was caused by a late change in racing surface in race four, the fourth leg in Santa Anita’s popular Pick 5 wager. Due to heavy rain during the second race, Sunday’s fourth race was moved from the downhill turf course to the main track.According to CHRB rule 1976.9, subsection “N,” once a wager such as the Pick 5 is underway, as was the case Sunday, the race in which the surface change occurs is adjudged to have all starters declared winners.Due to the fact Sunday’s fourth race was deemed an “all winners” contest, the pari-mutuel calculations for the Pick 5 were dramatically altered, resulting in an apparent software issue with Sportech. As of 6:00 p.m., PST, the Pick 5 pari-mutuel payoff was still not available. As soon as the Pick 5 payoff is provided by Sportech, it will be posted at –30–last_img read more

Farm Bureau Foundation works to attract young people to ag careers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Introducing students to potential careers in agriculture is the goal of two major projects made possible by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s Fisher Fund for Lifelong Learning. The goal is to introduce students to and prepare them for careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.The Fisher Fund was created last year to honor John C. “Jack” Fisher, who retired after serving 20 years as Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s executive vice president. The fund’s goal is to support educational projects and programs that build a greater awareness of food production and knowledge of the interconnected food system.The Fisher Fund’s signature project is the ExploreAg program, which will be launched this summer. Fifty high school freshmen and sophomores will be chosen through a competitive process to spend two weeks on a college campus for an introduction to agriculture as well as hands-on learning. Internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers will expose them to food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology and agricultural business. Along with classroom experience, the students will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research and will interact with industry partners to learn about possible careers in related fields.The first year of the program will take place on Ohio State University’s main campus and at its Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster and is completely free for students. The foundation has committed $125,000 for the first two years of the program.The second program, Youth Pathways to Careers in Agriculture, supports projects that introduce and train students for high-demand jobs in the food, agricultural or natural resources industries. The program is open to nonprofit organizations or those with a fiscal sponsor. The foundation is accepting applications for the program Jan. 1 to March 20. The foundation has committed $100,000 in funding in 2018.“We believe Farm Bureau can serve as a significant catalyst to attract young people to careers in our industry. These projects will also result in county Farm Bureaus, agribusinesses, higher education and youth-serving education institutions to better share the story of modern agriculture. Working together we can inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to become problem solvers and leaders in agriculture,” said Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp, who announced these new programs during Farm Bureau’s 99th annual meeting in December.To learn more about the Fisher Fund for Lifelong Learning and other Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation programs, visit read more

Allegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-Event

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Signal, Amy and the whole ASPGB IX crewGeocaching is Better with Friends… Lots and Lots of Friends.Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Amy Faulkner is the Geocaching HQ staff member behind the Geocaching Block Party and other awesome events. She recently traveled to her home state of New York to join nearly a thousand people  in celebrating geocaching and the geocaching community at the ASPGB IX. Here’s her story. A Return Trip Home with GeocachingHere at Geocaching HQ, we often hear glorious stories of geocaching taking people to places they never knew existed. And we’ve even experienced this phenomenon ourselves – stumbling upon EarthCaches that reveal large geological events that we never knew happened, or finding the Little Library around the corner that just so happens to contain a geocache.As excited as I was to attend the ASPGB Mega-Event again this year, returning to the place where I grew up to attend an event I had previously attended seemed a bit anticlimactic. But I was wrong. Not kind of wrong, I was so wrong – out of the ballpark wrong- that I’m actually embarrassed that I had that thought in the first place.To begin, the ASPGB was spectacular this year. It was great to see familiar faces from last year and meet all of the new attendees this year. The event was packed full of fun activities,  from Lab Caches to a creative cache contest to a raffle dripping with anticipation. I met so many great people including these lovely ladies (below) that were celebrating their 100th find. They presented me with the awesome smiley which now permanently resides at my desk.100 finds and a smileyIn addition to attending the event, I had the opportunity to spend a day geocaching with my mom in the town where I grew up. We found an amazing EarthCache at one of my favorite childhood spots, Rock City Park. My mother has become quite the geocacher over the last year.GC14E7K: Rock City ParkAmy’s mom, geocaching pro. A Hometown Still Full of SurprisesThe biggest element of surprise happened on my drive back to the airport. About 30 minutes into my drive, I stopped at a rest area in a place called Friendship, New York. While there, I decided to peek at the Geocaching app to see if there were any nearby geocaches. To my surprise, there was one right at that rest area. I left the car and wandered to GZ and quickly made the find. As I was re-hiding the container, a car drove up behind me. From the window I hear, “Can we sign the log before you put that back?”As I turned around, I saw a car full of geocachers. They pulled over and we shared stories, trackables and even had an impromptu photo shoot.All in all, I realized that geocaching is so much more than finding new places. It’s about the randomness of the things that happen along the way, the people you meet, the experiences you have and the community that you belong to as a geocacher.Random encounters: Teamajk, theworldisfun, cheryyll, & Tiki tourcenter_img SharePrint RelatedNew York Mega-Event as a HomecomingJune 10, 2013In “Community”14 Km Geocaching Hike Starting after 10pm – That’s PortugalJuly 15, 2014In “Local stories”What You’re Missing at a Mega-Event – The Brugse Beer IV Mega-Event VideoMay 13, 2014In “Française”last_img read more

Google Maps for Android Gets Biking Directions and Sharing Features

first_imgGoogle Maps for Android just got a nice update for those of us who like to ride our bikes around town. Just in time for National Bike Month, you can now get biking directions on your Android phone. In addition, Google Maps for Android can now highlight dedicated bike-only trails, roads with bike lanes and roads that are good for biking but don’t have bike lanes. Google Maps for Android now also includes a new “share this place” feature that allows users to share information about a place by email and on Buzz, Facebook and Twitter.The updated application is now available in all the countries and languages where Maps is currently available, though the biking directions will only work in the U.S. for now. Google first launched biking directions two months ago. Sadly, these biking directions are currently only available on the Google Maps website and Android. iPhone Users Continue to Wait for Google Maps UpdateiPhone users can see the bicycling layer in the mobile web version of Google Maps, though this isn’t exactly the fastest and most convenient way of accessing this information. Google Maps for iPhone continues to lag behind Google’s Android efforts and doesn’t feature support for layers, public transit and biking and walking directions. This will hopefully change with the release of the iPhone 4 OS, however. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Google#mobile#news#web last_img read more

Before You Start Blogging, Ask Yourself These 10 Questions

first_img Technorati . The majority of blogs out there don’t make it.  The worst thing you can do as a business is start a consistent dialogue with your customers and then stop.  Better not to do one at all. , a free resource to help businesses find expert content providers. Joe blogs regularly at Topics: Originally published Oct 27, 2008 9:44:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 ? (or possibly even use a reputation management system?) Here are 10 questions I frequently ask bloggers just getting started: One of the most frequent questions I receive while traveling is about blogging. The questions revolve around how to get started, what to talk about, and what software to use. 2.  What do you want to tell them? Remember, blogging is just a tool.  Some businesses aren’t ready to commit resources or change their culture (full transparency) to adapt to a blog.  That’s okay.  But all businesses must understand the power of blogging.  Your brand is what people read about and talk about online. You have to decide if you want to be a part of shaping that conversation around your brand. 1.  Who are your primary and secondary targets for your blog? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack I usually reply to these people with questions of my own, which startles them, because so many start thinking about blogging in terms of what they want to say, instead of what their target audience needs to hear.  Junta42 Match and Google Blog Search 6.  Do you have a firm grasp on the types of keywords to focus on that would be relevant to your blog? Google Alerts 8.  Can you commit to blogging at least two-to-three times per week? (consistency is key, based on the expectations you set with your audience) 10.  Are you looking at blogging as a challenge or something that could be fun? 9.  What is your ultimate goal in starting a blog?  In one year from when you start blogging, how will your life be different? ?  Do you have alerts set up around those keywords at 3.  Do you understand what the key informational needs of the audience are? 4.  Are you reading other blogs on that topic, and ones targeting your customers and prospects? Of course, I don’t ask all of these in fear I would scare them off, but these are the general starter questions.  These questions should be the same for individuals as well as businesses. 5.  If you are reading, are you leaving comments that add to the online conversation on the blogs you cover? 7.  Do you follow those keywords on This article is a guest post by Joe Pulizzi, founder of Blogginglast_img read more