41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Everyone likes being liked. Are you a shy, quiet person who just kind of co-exists in the office? Are you negative and generally disliked? Are you the unknown new person? Whatever your situation, here are some tips that can make you the one everyone loves to be around when they’re at the office.Lend an ear: You’re probably getting tired of hearing me talk about listening. The truth is, sometimes listening is important because the speaker likes hearing the sound of their own voice, and they need a target. While this may not be super exciting for you, your coworker may just need to get something off their chest. They may not be looking for feedback, just someone who will quietly hear what they have to say. If you can do this successfully, you’ll be popular.Bake stuff: I’m not going to act like this is some genius tip. We love baked goods. That is me, you, and most people with a pulse. All I’m saying is that if you’re looking for a way to become more likeable in your office, baking something tasty definitely won’t hurt your chances.Stop the whispering: Gossiping is always a part of an office culture. While it can be a problem, it also has a purpose. There will always be conversations about the job and the people doing the work, and that can be productive. Just make sure you don’t get a reputation for talking negatively about coworkers behind their backs. Those kinds of things always seem to come back to them, so earn a reputation for not engaging in those types of conversations.Bring joy: Be known as the person who’s always smiling, who tells jokes, and doesn’t try to bring others down. Be that glass-half-full person who constantly tries to turn around office negativity. Your coworkers will like you for being a bright spot during stressful or frustrating times.
Oro was detained in the lockup cell of themunicipal police station. He was 39-year-old resident James Oro, apolice report showed. Four sachets of suspected shabu and P500marked money were seized from Oro’s possession, it added. ILOILO City – A laborer was caught in adrug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bayuyan, Estancia, Iloilo. Officers of the Estancia police stationstaged the entrapment operation, which led to the apprehension of the suspectaround 8:50 p.m. on Nov. 23. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against him./PN
Batesville, In. — Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, Margaret Mary Health and the Batesville Police Department provides safe opportunities to dispose of prescription medications throughout the community.Opportunities for disposal include permanent drug take-back boxes at the Batesville Police Department and Margaret Mary Health. There are also a variety of take-back events throughout the year.In 2018, more than 839 pounds of prescription medication was safely disposed. The previous record was 768 pounds in 2017. The program began in 2016 when 647 pounds were collected.“We began tracking these numbers in 2016 and are thankful to report our community is using the disposal boxes and reducing access to prescription medications throughout the Batesville community,” Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville Director Kim Linkel said. “We thank those who have used the permanent sites to date and encourage others to take advantage of them as well.”The safest way to dispose of old medications is by dropping them off at the Batesville Police Department or Margaret Mary Health and those locations are secured by video surveillance. Please keep the meds in the original bottle, remove the label, and drop it off at your convenience.
Southampton stunned Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s to put their top four credentials in further doubt. Elsewhere, Crystal Palace were beaten by bitter rivals Brighton following a late Anthony Knockaert wonderstrike, while Newcastle United completed a superb comeback against Everton in a five-goal thriller.CARDIFF 2-0 WEST HAMCardiff kept in touch with the Premier League strugglers above them by beating West Ham 2-0.Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa scored as Cardiff ended a run of three successive defeats with a victory that was rarely in doubt from the fourth minute.But Southampton’s comeback win against Tottenham leaves Cardiff in the bottom three and two points from safety.Although Cardiff remain in the relegation zone with eight games left to play, this victory will offer hope to Neil Warnock’s side that they can survive.HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-2 BOURNEMOUTHCallum Wilson scored on his return to action as Bournemouth halted their away-day blues with a 2-0 win at bottom club Huddersfield.Wilson, back from a seven-week injury lay-off, chested home a first-half opener and laid on Bournemouth’s second for Ryan Fraser in front of watching England boss Gareth Southgate.The Cherries snapped a nine-game Premier League losing run on the road, while a 15th defeat in 17 league matches for Huddersfield nudged them closer to the trapdoor.LEICESTER CITY 3-1 FULHAMJamie Vardy passed a century of goals for Leicester as the Foxes piled further misery on doomed Fulham.The striker scored twice late on to take his Foxes tally to 101 and seal a 3-1 win in Brendan Rodgers’ first home game in charge.Youri Tielemans’ first goal for the club opened the scoring as Leicester rose to 10th in the Premier League.Floyd Ayite’s first goal for over a year hauled the Cottagers level but they slipped to a sixth straight defeat.NEWCASTLE 3-2 EVERTONAyoze Perez scored a late double as Newcastle fought back to win a five-goal thriller on an afternoon Everton keeper Jordan Pickford will want to forget.Pickford had earlier escaped a red card after conceding a penalty which he saved, but was beaten three times inside the last 25 minutes as the Magpies roared back to snatch a priceless 3-2 victory.Marco Silva’s men looked to be coasting after Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison had given them a 2-0 lead either side of Matt Ritchie’s missed spot-kick, but Salomon Rondon’s strike set up a grandstand finish in which Perez struck twice inside three minutes to help the Magpies claim a fifth successive home win.SOUTHAMPTON 2-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPURSouthampton scored twice in five second-half minutes to boost their Premier League survival hopes with a 2-1 win over Tottenham, whose grip on the top-four positions loosened even further.Harry Kane’s 200th career goal for club and country was reward for a dominant first-half display, but Saints turned it around after the break and won it through quickfire goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse.It was a vital and deserved comeback from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men, who stayed two points clear of the relegation zone.CRYSTAL PALACE 1-2 BRIGHTONBrighton boss Chris Hughton knows it will take a composed display to get the better of rivals Crystal Palace and their manager Roy Hodgson.The Seagulls travel to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off looking to build on last weekend’s 1-0 home win over bottom club Huddersfield.It was a hard-earned first Premier League victory since December 29, and one which again put some daylight between the south-coast club and the relegation dogfight. –Source: talkSPORT
By John BurtonGov. Chris Christie has selected a long involved Republican activist to be the next county clerk. Now it’s up to the state Senate to offer its advice and consent.Christie has tapped Christine Giordano Hanlon, an attorney and vice chairwoman of the Monmouth County Republican Committee, to fill the vacancy when long-serving County Clerk M. Claire retires effective April 1.According to French, Hanlon’s nomination is contingent on the approval of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. If approved, Hanlon would have to run this November for the clerk’s full five-year term.The judiciary committee was scheduled to convene this week but it was unlikely its members would take up Hanlon’s nomination this quickly, French suspected.“I’m hopeful we can get her nomination approved by the judiciary as soon as possible,” French said.Hanlon, an Ocean Township resident, has been a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years. She currently works for the Archer and Greiner law firm’s Red Bank office, where she focuses on municipal law and civil litigation.Hanlon is also a Republican state committeewoman representing Monmouth County and in 2009 she served on Christie’s transition team for the attorney general’s office. She was the Monmouth County campaign coordinator for Christie on his first run for governor in 2009 and had been the county coordinator for the McCain-Palin GOP ticket in 2008. She has been on the Monmouth County Board of Elections for approximately five years.“She’s a very hard worker and a very capable person,” Thomas Szymanski, executive director for the county Republican committee, said of Hanlon this week.“I’m very honored to have been nominated for this position by Gov. Christie,” Hanlon said on Tuesday. “It’s a very exciting opportunity.”It was with her work with the board of elections that French said she has gotten to know Hanlon, calling her “an expert on election issues.”“And that is a great help in this job,” French maintained.That and her legal background has given Hanlon “a good amount of experience to fill the role,” Hanlon noted. “I can only hope to live up to the standard of excellence that Claire has set,” she added, tipping her hat to the current clerk.The county clerk’s office has responsibilities over recording all property records; oversees the county archives division, for the large collection of public documents, some of which date back to the 17th century; the county passport division, assisting county residents in obtaining their passports; and administering the elections division, requiring the office to prepare ballots, process vote-by-mail applications, tabulate vote totals and certify county results for the New Jersey Secretary of State.Hanlon, in 2012, had unsuccessfully challenged then county GOP chairman John O. Bennett, losing to the former state senator by a very narrow margin. When Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden won the chairmanship from Bennett in 2014, Golden named Hanlon as one of his four vice chairs, dividing the county into sections.French last month announced she would be retiring before finishing her fourth, five-year term, holding the position for 18 years.
“It’s an honor to welcome this highly trained K-9 team to our unit,” Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a released statement. This team, Golden continued, “will prove to be a great asset to Monmouth County and local police departments when it comes to bolstering homeland security capabilities, by playing a vital role in protecting our country against criminal and terroristic threats.”The sheriff ’s office K-9 unit currently has seven handlers and eight K-9 members, making up the unit’s two explosives/patrol teams, three narcotics/patrol teams, one explosives team, one tracking team and one narcotics team, according to the office.The unit is called upon to assist local police departments with narcotics and explosive detection and criminal and missing persons searches. The unit in 2015 responded to 109 explosives calls, 212 tracking and 256 narcotics calls. In addition, the unit presented 147 K-9 demonstrations for last year. The State Police established its Canine Unit in 1987, as part of the department’s Investigation Section. In 2004 the unit was re-assigned to the State Police’s Special Operations Section within its Homeland Security Branch.The State Police’s Canine Unit presently has 24 teams. They’re regularly assigned to assist federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies on an as-needed basis.Along with those responsibilities, the state teams are responsible for enhancing the security at the Statehouse Complex, Trenton, and are assigned to the New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Airport. During their time at the academy, the duo was among 22 teams to complete training and graduate, having met the state Office of Attorney General’s guidelines for the program.The teams participated in areas such as tracking scent and patrol, narcotics detection, explosives detection and fire patrol. As part of their training the teams were on State Police boats at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and utilized vacant buildings and lots.The two-legged team members were instructed at the academy on criminal case law, crime scene preservation, basic canine obedience, agility and environmental training as well as working with their four-legged partners on socialization with crowds. By John BurtonFREEHOLD – Another partnering of officer and man’s best friend recently arrived at the Monmouth County Sheriff ’s Office.Sheriff ’s Officer Ralph Irizzary and his K-9 team member, Fuze, a two-year-old German shepherd, in June graduated from the New Jersey State Police Canine Training Academy, Hamilton.Irizzary and Fuze completed the 33-week course that involved intensive training in such areas as explosive detection and patrol.Irizzary and Fuze will be part of the office’s explosives detection team, where they will specialize in response when dealing with potentially dangerous situations, according to the Sheriff ’s Office.“I’m grateful to the Monmouth County Sheriff ’s Office for providing Fuze and me with this great opportunity,” to be part of this team, said Irizzary in a released statement.
SHERMAN TRAINEE VANNED FROM LOS ALAMITOS & ARRIVES AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2016)–North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5.Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms’ California Chrome LLC, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit has earnings of $13,252,650 and will be in search of his sixth consecutive victory on Saturday.“The trip was uneventful,” said assistant trainer Alan Sherman following California Chrome’s 34-mile freeway trek. “He’s a trooper. He doesn’t mind traveling, that’s for sure. He’ll jog tomorrow on the main track and we’ll go out with him at about seven (a.m.).”Fresh off a smashing five length score in the Pacific Classic Aug. 20, California Chrome, a winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, began his current five game winning streak at The Great Race Place on Jan. 9, as he was an impressive winner of the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.Voted Horse of the Year in 2014, “Chrome’s” biggest career victory came three starts back on March 26, as he waltzed to a 3 ¾ length victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Tentative plans for the striking chestnut call for him to conclude his incredible racing career by running in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.Following the Pegasus, California Chrome is expected to begin stud duty at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.The Awesome Again Stakes is one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races that reward the winner in each a fees-paid berth in their corresponding races on Nov. 4 & 5.For more information on Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com.
The hand of the evolutionist is quicker than the eye of the reporter.Some Chilean evolutionists morphed a dinosaur into a bird with a flick of the wrist, and the news media instantly applauded the magic trick:Resolving the flap over bird wrists (Robin Meadows in PLoS Biology)Rare Evolutionary Twist Morphed Dino Arms into Bird Wings (Stephanie Pappas in Live Science)How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings (Science Daily and PhysOrg)Bird wrists look nothing like dinosaur wrists. This is apparent from the evolutionists’ paper in PLoS Biology. Robin Meadows (a freelance writer in California) knows it, too, in her first paragraph from her summary article in PLoS Biology, but she is convinced the Chilean evolutionists have solved it:Somewhere along the way from early dinosaurs to birds, wrists changed so much that we could be excused for thinking birds don’t even have them. Wrists went from straight to bent and hyperflexible, allowing birds to fold their wings neatly against their bodies when not flying. Underlying this change is a drop in the number of wrist bones from nine to just four. Paleontology and embryology tell different stories about how this happened, however. Now, in this issue of PLOS Biology, Alexander Vargas and colleagues resolve this flap, drawing on both fields to clarify the identity and evolution of bird wrist bones.Does she give any reason to trust the new story over the other “different stories” we heard before? She recounts, bone by bone, how the evolutionists relabeled, rotated and merged each element of the wrist to give wings to dinosaurs, in spite of the fact that embryologists and paleontologists often disagree on identification. For instance:Next up is a bone of even greater contention. Some paleontologists call the third bird wrist bone—which is on top and away from the body—“distal carpal 3.” But embryologists believe the third bone is entirely new. They call it “element x” and view it as taking the place of a bone called the ulnare that is lost in bird development.It is true that the ulnare is fleeting in embryonic birds and is gone completely in adults. But the researchers found that the ulnare and “element x” coexist briefly in embryos of seven bird species, and that the embryonic position of the latter corresponds with that of “distal carpal 3.” These findings refute the notion that “element x” is a new bone that replaces the ulnare. Rather, the researchers suggest that embryologists join paleontologists once again and use the term “distal carpal 3” for the third bird wrist bone.However, paleontologists didn’t win this round completely; they believe bird-like dinosaurs still had the bone that disappears in birds. But the researchers’ re-examination of the fossil evidence showed that the ulnare had actually already been lost in the most bird-like dinosaurs, further strengthening the dinosaur–bird link.The embryologists win a few and lose a few; same for the paleontologists. Meadows seems mostly impressed by the team’s integration of evidence from embryology and paleontology to “tell the whole story of evolution.” That whole story, though, requires going against the evidence in some cases, and inventing sequences that are not evident:Paleontologists can be somewhat forgiven for their mistake, however, because the pisiform is not evident in fossils of the most bird-like dinosaurs. The researchers square the paleontological and developmental evidence by proposing that the pisiform was either tiny or failed to ossify in bird-like dinosaurs, but was then re-acquired in birds. Such evolutionary reversals are rare but not unprecedented.It appears that the Chilean team has merely replaced previous stories with stories of their own. Science Daily spoke of this “exciting new study” that clarifies a “striking evolutionary transformation change” between T. rex and parakeet. “Combined, the fossil and developmental data provide a compelling scenario for a rare case of evolutionary reversal,” the article says, leaving for someone else to figure out the origin of powered flight.Vargas and team will now turn their storytelling skill on bird ankles, Live Science says:“They, too, have controversial issues regarding the identity of the wrist and ankle bones,” Vargas said. “They seem to be like little puzzles, like a mosaic of bone in there, and they’re actually not that easy to identify.”The evolutionists admit that the “correspondence between bird and dinosaur wrist bones is controversial.” To resolve it, they took liberties to re-classify bones and move them around in space and time: “This integrative approach resolves previous disparities that have challenged the support for the dinosaur–bird link and reveals previously undetected processes, including loss, fusion, and in one case, re-evolution of a transiently lost bone.”So now we have a new sub-plot to add to the grand tale: “During the millions of years that elapsed, wrists went from straight to bent and hyperflexible, allowing birds to fold their wings neatly against their bodies when not flying” (Science Daily).In other dinosaur-to-bird news, the new tale is that the transition was gradual, then took off suddenly. National Geographic, PhysOrg and Live Science dished out the view of Stephen Brusatte, who said, “Once the whole body plan finally came together, then something was unlocked and they started evolving really fast.” The way Live Science put it, evolution was “piecemeal,” leaving no single missing link between the two groups. “It’s basically impossible to draw a line on the tree between dinosaurs and birds,” he said, repeating his story plot in different words: “something was unlocked, and [birds] began to evolve at a supercharged rate.” Evolution is apparently gradual except when it’s not (see Stuff Happens Law).None of the articles dealt with the physical problems of evolving powered flight, except that in the Live Science article, Brusatte said, “What probably distinguishes birds is the ability to have powered flight.” The articles mention wishbones, feathers, and wings apparent in various fossils, but the parts alone do not explain how the physical requirements of flight could be met by an unguided process. Creation speaker Jonathan Sarfati likes to point out that a 747 consists of 5 million non-flying parts.There’s a hint of Haeckel in the wrist story. They looked into the crystal ball of bird embryos for hints of the story of bird evolution. The recapitulation theory refuses to die.Evolutionists have a bad habit of hiding their theory in hand-waving verbs that assume evolution: “wrists went” from straight to bent. Dinosaur arms “turned” into bird wings. Their verbs are very permissive: the changes “allowed” birds to fold their wings. Tell us, Dr. Vargas, all the beneficial mutations that occurred to “allow” the stubby arm of a T. rex to become the wrist of a dove, with its smooth, sleek, feather-covered wings neatly folded by its sides. We will “allow” you to use rational arguments with empirical evidence, but will “disallow” storytelling and imagination. Without these primary tools of Darwinism, could you do it? We will also “allow” you to evolve wings out of your wrists. 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11 November 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to President Benigno Aquino, the government and the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon struck the Philippines on Friday, killing at least 10 000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. “During this time of pain and suffering, particularly in the case of those who have lost loved ones, please be assured that the government and people of South Africa share in your sorrow,” Zuma said in a statement on Sunday. “We trust that the resilience of the people of the Philippines, that has seen them through very difficult times in the past, will help them overcome this great loss and devastation.” According to reports, Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall and is now bearing down on Vietnam, where tens of thousands of people are currently being evacuated. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation said on the weekend that its consular services were keeping in contact with South Africa’s embassy in the Philippines for regular updates. Source: SAnews.gov.za
28 September 2015Government wants to engage more actively with South African youth, using the pillars of the National Development Plan (NDP) to highlight and solve challenges in unemployment, education and social cohesion.Minister Malusi Gigaba during the Governance and Administration Cluster Media Briefing #GABriefing pic.twitter.com/oo77kpqfda— GCIS Media Liaison (@GCISMedia) September 27, 2015Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba stated government has partnered with youth organisations and business to make sure youth development is prioritised.At a media briefing of the Governance and Administration Cluster on Sunday 27 September 2015, the Minister said the partnerships were formed to alleviate the challenge of youth unemployment.Presidential Youth Working Group“President Jacob Zuma launched the Presidential Youth Working Group in June 2015, to promote youth participation in governance and policymaking and to mainstream youth development and empowerment in the work of government, to build a better life for young people,” Minister Gigaba said at the briefing.“In the work of the Presidential Youth Working Group, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, the following work streams have been established: Economic Participation and Transformation Education; Skills and Second Chances; Health Care and Combating Substance Abuse; Nation-Building and Social Cohesion, and Effective and Responsive Youth Development Institutions.”The Minister’s statement comes after Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, accompanied by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela, signed the National Youth Policy in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape in August this year. This policy framework, which was signed after a lengthy consultative process, also identified partnerships with all sectors of society as a way of advancing youth development.Minister Gigaba said that the strategies of the Presidential Youth Working Group’s work streams would form part of the Integrated Youth Development Strategy and progress will also be included in the MTSF for proper monitoring and evaluation.“The process to amend the National Youth Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act 54 of 2008), is ongoing, with a draft Bill currently with the State Law Advisors,” the minister said.Interventions to fast-track NDP implementationMinister Gigaba said interventions had been implemented to assist in fast- tracking several NDP imperatives, including growing the economy with an appropriate and healthy Growth Domestic Product (GDP) rate, as well as creating jobs and eradicating poverty and inequality.He said these were implemented using government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-19, which Cabinet adopted last year.“The current initiatives to stimulate growth include government’s Infrastructure Build Programme, the War Room on electricity, Operation Phakisa on the Ocean Economy and in Mining, and the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create jobs,” the minister said. He also stated that there were other reports showing success linked to the implementation of the framework.A recent report on education and skills development showed that tremendous progress was made in the education sectors which continue to be a priority area of focus.While with rural development and land reform, progress on land acquisition for smallholders has been slow, but government’s implementation of programmes are being reviewed and strengthened to resolve some of these issues.Health care, crime and social cohesionMinister Gigaba said in regards to health care, South Africa has received worldwide recognition for its HIV and Aids programme, which has over three million people initiated on treatment, contributing to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.“Good progress is being made under safety and security, regarding the reduction of overall levels of serious crime,” he said, “the department is implementing Operation Fiela (Reclaim), to rid our country of illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.”“This multidisciplinary, interdepartmental operation is contributing to the safety and security of our communities,” the minister concluded.Source: SAnews.gov.za