EVANSVILLE POLICE MERIT COMMISSION MEETING

first_imgRETIREMENTS: Personnel Order 17-PO-01:  Officer Jennifer Cueto, Badge Number 1246 – Written Reprimand. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS PROBATIONARY OFFICER UPDATE: CALL TO ORDER APPLICANTS: APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Corporal Randolph Dennis, Badge Number 0755, retiring effective March 1, 2017 after serving 34 years.Officer Daniel Hoehn, Badge Number 1148, retiring effective March 3, 2017 after serving 23 years. NEW DISCIPLINE: Personnel Order 16-PO-26:  Officer Mark Decamps, Badge Number 1260 – 21 day suspension, with a further recommendation that the Merit Commission consider termination.  Appeal hearing scheduled for February 21 and 23.Personnel Order 16-PO-27:  Officer Marcus Craig, Badge Number 1250 – 21 day suspension, with a further recommendation that the Merit Commission consider termination.  Appeal hearing scheduled for February 21 and 23.Personnel Order 16-PO-28:  Officer Nick Henderson, Badge Number 1134 – 21 day suspension, with a further recommendation that the Merit Commission consider termination.  Appeal hearing scheduled for February 21 and 23.Personnel Order 16-PO-29:  Sergeant Kyle Kassel, Badge Number 5178 – 21 day suspension, with a further recommendation that the Merit Commission consider a reduction in rank.  Appeal hearing scheduled for February 21 and 23.Personnel Order 16-PO-34:  Officer Jamarius Ward, Badge Number 1378 – 21 day suspension.  Appeal hearing scheduled for March 13th at 10:00am in Room 307. I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5): To receive information about and interview prospective employees.I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(6)(A): With respect to any individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction to receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct.I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(9): To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.  This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation, or benefits of employees during a budget process. ADJOURNMENT An executive session and a closed hearing will be held prior to the open session.The executive session and hearing are closed as provided by:center_img January 9, 2017 (Hegeman, Cook, and Scott) 16-01116-008 EVANSVILLE POLICE MERIT COMMISSIONMEETING AGENDAMonday, January 23, 20172:00 p.m.  Room 307, Civic Center ComplexEXECUTIVE SESSION: OLD BUSINESS: ACKNOWLEDGE GUESTS Sgt. Steve Kleeman – 7 officers in field training.Field training exit interviews for Probationary Officers – Amuzie, Powers, and Snow. REMINDERS: The next meeting scheduled for February 13th is cancelled for the holiday. The next meeting will by Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00am before the disciplinary hearing. Personnel Order 16-PO-35:  Officer John Townsend, Badge Number 1118 – Written Reprimand. OPEN SESSION: PENDING DISCIPLINARY MATTERS:  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciary

first_imgthe barriers they face in practicing Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciary January 15, 2006 Regular News Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciarycenter_img Another survey will ask disabled lawyers about The Florida Bar is moving to poll Floridians’ knowledge about government and the judiciary, as well as ask disabled lawyers about barriers they face in practicing law.The board approved both polls at its December 16 meeting. Both were recommended by the Budget, Program Evaluation, and Communications committees.Communications Committee Chair Kimberly Bald said the poll of Floridians will probe their knowledge about government, particularly the relationship between the judiciary and the other branches. It will parallel, she said, a recent ABA national survey that had surprising results.Those included that only about half of those questioned could name three branches of government, with some guessing they were “Republicans, Democrats, and independents,” and others responding “local, state, and federal.”It also showed that most Americans were unfamiliar with the concept of separation of powers.Bald said the results will be used by Bar President Alan Bookman in upcoming newspaper editorial board meetings and public appearances. Those include an appearance with ABA President Mike Greco, scheduled for January 12 in Tampa, after this News went to press.The board approved spending $18,500 to conduct the survey.The second survey will use the Bar’s Web site to poll disabled attorneys about problems they face practicing law.PEC Chair Frank Walker said this was the first time the Bar would utilize its Web site, www.floridabar.org, for polling.Questions will be posted “for lawyers with disabilities to respond and set forth the barriers and the problems they are having in the practice of law,” he said.“It’s a great program. We should get great results out of this and great information.”The board approved spending $28,633 on that survey.The survey is part of the Disability-Diversity Initiative being conducted by the Disability Independence Group.“The goal of the initiative is to identify attitudinal, physical, and communication barriers that prohibit the full participation of Florida attorneys with disabilities and to propose creative recommendations and solutions to these barriers,” according to information provided to the board.last_img read more

Binghamton celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Monday evening there will be a celebration to remember the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Binghamton. The marchers will gather at the statue in downtown Binghamton around 6 p.m. The memorial celebration and service at the Salvation Temple is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. “Maybe we’re not under attack as much as back in the 60s, but even today we still need to be vocal, we need to be on the front line and say we’re here. We’re not just going to just stop marching, we’re going to continue to march. We’re going to continue to talk about the things that Dr. Martin Luther King did,” he said. The march will start at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue downtown and end at the Salvation Temple for a memorial service in honor of King. “It’s very important that we march today as they marched yesterday,” said Arthur W. Jones Jr. of the Broome County Martin Luther King Commission. last_img read more

Hornsea One Digs Up Lincolnshire’s Past

first_imgWessex Archaeology has unearthed numerous archaeological remains in Lincolnshire, UK, and the surrounding area as part of the onshore construction works for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.Post-excavation assessment and reporting are currently in process, with over 27,827 artifacts recovered weighing 569kg in total, along with approximately 8,000 liters of soil.Key finds from the scheme include two human burials (medieval and Roman), animal bone, metalwork, quernstones, recovery of Bronze Age pottery, further Romano-British settlement activity, as well as two medieval/ early post-medieval salt production sites.“Most people wouldn’t associate renewable energy sources with historical artefacts, but it just goes to show the variety of activities needed to build an offshore wind farm,” Bronagh Byrne, Environment and Consents Manager from Ørsted, said.The archaeological excavation has been completed before cable installation. Archaeological monitoring during the excavation of the cable trench is ongoing and further monitoring will be carried out during reinstatement works in key areas, with monitoring fieldwork scheduled to be completed this year.The results of the excavations will be published in due course providing an insight into how the landscape of this part of Lincolnshire has been utilized and transformed from prehistory through to the present day.The Wessex Archaeology team has been working with Ørsted since August 2015, alongside staff from consultants Royal Haskoning DHV and contractors J. Murphy & Sons Limited. The work has included trial trenching, excavation, watching brief, earthwork survey and historic building recording during pre-construction and construction phases of the project.The works have been monitored for three local planning authorities by archaeologists from North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and Lincolnshire County Council, as part of planning conditions.“Large linear schemes like this can be challenging; we’ve had seventy people working on the scheme over two years with some pretty inclement weather at times,” Richard O’Neill, Project Manager from Wessex Archaeology, said.Images: Wessex Archaeologylast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 20, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather settles in over the state today behind the rains that came through the eastern corn belt as expected yesterday. WE may still be watching a few renegade showers exit to the north and east this morning in the far eastern part of Ohio, but generally, we are looking pretty good. High pressure drifts across the southern tip of Lake Michigan today and will traverse southern Michigan tomorrow, ending up in SW Ontario tomorrow night. This will bring sunshine, blue sky and excellent drying for both days. That drying will be helped by strong winds that continue to blow today (more from the west and north) and tomorrow (from the south). Evaporation rates should be nearly at maximum, around a quarter of an inch of moisture per day. We have been talking about the Tuesday night-Wednesday period for a while now as being the key to good drying potential for the week on the whole. We still see some very minor chances for moisture coming in Wednesday morning over the state, but the bigger rain totals all rain themselves out to our west over IL. We expect a few showers Wednesday through the first part of the day may bring a few hundredths to a tenth to perhaps 40% of Ohio. There is a little bit more of a threat of moisture for Thursday now, as we can’t rule out a cluster or two of thunderstorms rotating into far SW parts of Ohio, but generally the state on the whole misses out. In those thunderstorms, rains can be up to .5”. but we should see coverage limited to 30% of the state. Friday is fully dry. This weekend, we start dry mostly on Saturday, then see scattered showers develop Sunday over the northern half of the state. From I-70 northward, we expect rains from .1”-.6” with coverage at 80%. But, we still have nothing going on Saturday over the southern half of the state. Memorial Day itself on Monday, we are dry over most of the state, with only few thunderstorms possible for far northern areas, from US 20 northward. So, generally, we had been looking for some rain over Memorial Day weekend in our forecast, but our thoughts had been for Monday…we are just pulling that forward a bit. The map at right shows rain potential through Memorial Day. The rest of the 10 day window may show an increase in activity in the far northern part of the state, with a few showers and storms for Tuesday the 28th from US 30 northward. Rains there can be up to half an inch with 70% coverage. Then on Wednesday those scattered shower sag farther south, with another .05”-.4” possible from I-70 northward. Both of those days we see no moisture over the rest of the state, and we should see good sunshine. For the extended 11-16 day forecast window, we start wet with showers and thunderstorms state wide for Thursday the 30th and Friday the 31st. Combined rain totals can be from .25”-1” with coverage at 90%. The for the first and 2nd, we end up with additional showers from I-70 southward, triggering up to .75” and 70% coverage. For the 3rd and 4th, Scattered showers are back for most of the state. At this time, we are projecting .1”-.5” with 70% coverage. So, the best window of opportunity for the state looks to be coming together for this week.last_img read more

Now, cricketer Syed Kirmani joins Bollywood

first_imgKirmani (left) and Patil: Starry aspirationsCricketers seem to be taking to the silver screen like ducks to water. And last fortnight, the latest to join the starry firmament was no other than the bald-headed Syed Kirmani. Vijay Singh, director of the film Kabhi Ajnabi The, was clean-bowled by Kirmani’s shining pate,Kirmani (left) and Patil: Starry aspirationsCricketers seem to be taking to the silver screen like ducks to water. And last fortnight, the latest to join the starry firmament was no other than the bald-headed Syed Kirmani. Vijay Singh, director of the film Kabhi Ajnabi The, was clean-bowled by Kirmani’s shining pate and took no time to sign him on for his new venture, which also stars cricketer Sandip Patil. Kirmani plays a villain’s role in the film, which is still at its shooting stage. For the cricketing duo, the film should rake in a tidy lumpsum – besides being a new kind of ball game.A view of the cavalcade: Unique effortSeldom have the three spheres met to fight for a cause. And last fortnight Bombay’s stunned residents watched, as a mass of star celebrities from the world of politics, films and sports paraded the streets in a unique effort to raise funds for the flood victims of Gujarat and the Konkan. Perched on trucks which formed the spectacular cavalcade were ageing matinee idol Dharmendra, the pelvic swivelling screen villain Ranjit, Dimple Kapadia, Sanjeev Kumar, former cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar and a generous sprinkling of local politicians. An enthusiastic Dharmendra fan garlanded his hero with a long hundred-rupee notes necklace and in the hub ol Kalbadevi, merchants unfurled hundreds of metres of cloth onto the trucks. The campaign, organised by the J.J. group of hospitals, the Grant Medical College Students Association and other organisations, ended at the J.J. Hospital where the bigwig political stars like Madhavsinh Solanki and Vasantdada Patil made their dutiful appearance.advertisementBannerjee with a co-star: In the big leagueKabir Bedi, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangady – and now it is the turn of Victor Bannerjee, the 34-year-old Calcutta art collector, film maker and actor to join the big league of international cinema. Last fortnight, David Lean, the weighty British film director signed Bannerjee to play Dr Aziz in A Passage To India, the E.M. Forster classic, for which shooting will start in Bangalore and Srinagar early this winter. For Bannerjee, this is his life’s big break since no Indian has ever been cast by a western film maker of Lean’s stature. In Passage, Bannerjee will be pitted against the formidable acting prowess of Meryl Streep, the celebrated heroine of Kramer vs Kramer, who plays Adela Quested in Lean’s film. Other heavyweights in the film include Sir Alec Guinness and Katherine Hepburn. Said Bannerjee: “Passage is a great novel and Aziz is a fascinating character.”Sanyal: Filing suitUnlike old soldiers, revolutionaries don’t fade away. Or so it would seem, to go by the example of Kanu Sanyal, 56, the tiger of the Naxalbari countryside where in 1967 Marxist-Leninist communists failed to ignite the spark of revolution but managed to put the word Naxalite into the English language. Sanyal, who made enough news as a founder of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) before being gaoled in 1971, was back in the limelight accused, of all things, of having amassed a private fortune of Rs 6 lakh. Fulminating at the charge, Sanyal did a less than revolutionary act: citing defamation, he sued Anil Saari. the reporter who made the charge in the The Week published from Cochin. Saari, apart from calling Sanyal a wealthy man, also said that he was much married and was currently living with his second wife. In an indignant reply, Sanyal said that he was still leading a simple life, was still regarded a “great revolutionary, political leader of the working class and peasantry”. In an interview with a newspaper, Sanyal hit out at Saari: “It would have been decent if this gentleman had at least confirmed the facts with me, instead of writing from Delhi… I am yet a bachelor, I do not have any property and I am forced to stay in somebody else’s house.” Saari, however stood by his story: “I admired the man. But I did what I thought was right.”last_img read more

Ferguson beats Cerrone by TKO at UFC 238

first_imgTony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Ferguson’s path to the lightweight title is becoming clear.Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In the main event, flyweight champ Henry Cejudo (15-2) finished Marlon Moraes (22-6-1) in the third round for the vacated bantamweight championship.Cejudo, an Olympic gold medal wrestler, showed off his striking game in the second round, delivering a series of uppercuts and knees to the face of Moraes.Cejudo carried the momentum to the third round, taking Moraes to the ground and delivering a series of punches before the fight was stopped just before the third round ended.Cejudo defended his flyweight belt against former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw with a first-round knockout in January. Dillashaw went down to flyweight to chase his second belt, but he was stopped by Cejudo in just over 30 seconds and had his belt stripped after he failed pre- and post-fight drug tests.Cejudo became the fourth fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight divisions.“I’m not a double champion, I’m a triple champion: Olympic champion, flyweight champion and now bantamweight champion of the UFC,” Cejudo said. “I’m the only person in the world who has all these titles, nobody else. Whether you hate me or you love me, I’m the pound-for-pound king.”In a women’s flyweight title fight, Valentina Shevchenko (17-3) defended her belt by landing a vicious left kick to the head of Jessica Eye (14-7) early in the second round. Eye was knocked out cold, but she was able to recover and walk off on her own power.The fight between Ferguson and Cerrone was the highlight of the card. They had the attention of the crowd, which was equally split between the fighters.The two exchanged blows in the first round. Cerrone landed a jab that put a cut above Ferguson’s right eye, bloodying Ferguson’s face.In the second round, Ferguson went to work on Cerrone’s face, landing a series jabs and kicks, continuing to bloody Cerrone’s face and pounding his right eye. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ferguson (26-3) won his 12th straight fight, the longest active streak in the UFC, after a doctor stopped the fight after the second round after checking on the swelling of Cerrone’s right eye.Cerrone was taken to a hospital with an orbital fracture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith the win, Ferguson moved into a position to face the winner of the lightweight unification title fight between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September.“If me and Cowboy (Cerrone) don’t fight again, I want that title shot. I’ve had that title, I feel that’s why it’s such an emotional roller-coaster. I’ve increased my value after this fight tonight. If Poirier cannot do it, I’ll go to Abu Dhabi (UFC 242) and do it myself, and if (Conor) McGregor wants to dance, I have a tune for him too, so regardless I’ll be ready,” Ferguson said. Cerrone (36-12) took down Ferguson with two minutes left in the round, but Ferguson recovered quickly and continued to pound Cerrone’s face.Ferguson delivered a punch just after the bell. It wasn’t immediately clear if Ferguson was penalized.“In the second round, I saw his hands started to drop, my left hand started to land a lot more, he didn’t have too many answers to the kicks, I saw his confidence starting to decrease. And in the end of that round, going through a lot of emotions, just trying to get into it, I let a punch go at the buzzer, I thought I hit him at the buzz, it was on the other side of his face, not the side that was swollen,” Ferguson said.Cerrone, who was alert and ready to begin the third round, was checked by a doctor who immediately put a stop to fight after checking on the swelling of Cerrone’s right eye.Ferguson’s road to the lightweight title might not be that simple. Potential scheduling conflicts could affect the coveted title shot for Ferguson. Nurmagomedov’s agent has plans for his client to face Georges St-Pierre at some point, and Conor McGregor, the No. 3 contender, is holding out for a rematch against Nurmagomedov after he lost to him at UFC 229.Ferguson had the interim title stripped when he wasn’t able to face Nurmagomedov in April of 2018.Saturday’s fight against Ferguson was finalized just one week after Cerrone beat Al Iaquinta on May 4, giving Cerrone less than a month to prepare for Ferguson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the crowd and Cerrone wanting more, and Ferguson getting a late hit in, Ferguson wished the bout didn’t end the way it did.“It’s not the way I wanted to win. It’s been a big journey, I don’t think anyone had to go through the kind of stuff I had to,” Ferguson said.Ferguson was back in the cage after a layoff because of personal issues.Ferguson beat Anthony Pettis in October.Saturday’s main card also featured two title fights.ADVERTISEMENT It’s a Barty party: Australian wins 1st major at French Open Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

LG blames 5G connectivity for delayed V50 ThinQ 5G launch

first_imgLG unveiled its 5G-enabled smartphone — the LG V50 ThinQ — at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona back in February this year. The phone, which was unveiled alongside the LG G8 ThinQ, was slated to launch in South Korea on April 19. However, the Korean tech giant has now announced that the launch of its 5G phone has been postponed indefinitely.LG, in a press note, in its Korean newsroom announced that the company has postponed the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ in its home country owing to faulty 5G connectivity. “We intend to concentrate on the completeness of 5G smartphone in order to enhance customer satisfaction with 5G service which is commercialised for the first time in the world,” LG wrote in its press note, as translated by Google Translate from Korean.The company further said that it is working with Qualcomm, which has supplied its 5G-enabled chipset and modem – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 modem – and local mobile operators to optimise its 5G phone further and improve 5G connectivity before it launches the phone in its maiden market.It is worth noting that the Korean smartphone giant did not mention any tentative date for the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ. However, it has confirmed that the phone would be launched soon. With the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ delayed in South Korea, it is possible that the phone’s availability could be delayed in the global markets as well. However, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about its global availability yet. So, we will have to wait and watch till LG makes an official announcement about the phone.advertisementMeanwhile, if you have forgotten all about the LG V50 ThinQ since it was unveiled at MWC 2019, here’s a crash course for you: The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD FullVision OLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it has Qualcomm’s 5G modem, X50, in its core and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone sports 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that can be expanded further using a 2TB microSD card.In terms of camera, the 5G enabled phone comes with a triple rear camera setup at the back with a 16MP super wide-angle lens, a 12MP standard lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. In the front, it sports a dual-camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens. It runs on a 4,000 mAh battery and it comes with a secondary 6.2-inch Full HD+ Full Vision OLED attachable display that attaches itself to the side of the phone.ALSO READ: | LG V50 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG to launch a second attachable screen along with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | Foldable phones: With V50 ThinQ, LG brings knife to a gun fight with Samsung and Huaweilast_img read more

5Dimes Releases Big Ten Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe 2015 Big Ten football champion won’t be decided until this December, but it’s already time to start thinking about which programs have put themselves in the best positions to take the crown. 5Dimes has released its Big Ten Champion moneyline odds, and as you’d imagine, the Ohio State Buckeyes, with three potential Heisman Trophy candidates at quarterback, are the favorite to repeat as champions. Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska are the next-best bets.Purdue has the worst odds, as you’d imagine. If you put down $100 on the Boilermakers, you’d make $8,000 if they won the B1G title.Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 1.35.28 PMMichigan, in its first season under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, has the sixth-best odds at +1300. You can check out odds for all of the conferences, as well as the national title, here.last_img read more