The State Budget

first_imgDear Editor:The battle took many twists and turns this year, but we would be remiss not to acknowledge the final funding bill and the members of the Legislature who fought tirelessly on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specifically, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Senate President Steve Sweeney who fought to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the FY18 Budget. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on DSPs for the hands-on supports and services in the community, but without a wage increase for the last ten years, it has become increasingly difficult to find and retain employees. This, compounded with starting wages of only $10.50 an hour, makes staffing programs a real challenge and starts to jeopardize the availability of services. Senate President Sweeney made this matter a priority and fought to ensure $20 million remained when the dust settled and the final budget document was signed. On behalf of individuals with I/DD and their families in the state, we would like to thank the Senate President and the members of the New Jersey Legislature who helped make this increase a reality.Sincerely, Thomas BaffutoThe Executive Director of The Arc of New Jersey and the Chair of the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage.last_img read more

Give or get from food pantries in West New York, Union…

first_imgRegards,Pam MooreUnion City Dear EditorThank you for your support of the food pantry in Hillside, N.J. by taking the $1, $3, and $5 ticket at your neighborhood supermarket and adding the amount to your order. The hillside pantry facility supplies member food pantries (which help needy people who are hungry) with much needed fruit, vegetables, dairy and bread at no charge. The facility also has boxed and canned good items at a nominal fee. Additionally, local church pantries in Union City and West New York stock their pantries through generous donations from the congregation because they aren’t members of the Hillside facility. As a cashier in a local supermarket and as a volunteer at a food pantry, I personally see the generosity of the public and I want to thank you for your gifts of giving.last_img read more

Girls Weekend Kicks Off In Style

first_imgMaddie Brady poses for a picture at the end of the runway. By Andrew DeCredicoOcean City’s business community kicked off the start of girls weekend on Friday night, with a fashion show highlighting models and new cloths from different stores around the island. Held in the Studios of Glazed Over, located between 7th and 8th streets on Asbury Ave. Clothing stores were not the only businesses recognized. Refreshments and light foods were served from local restaurants during the event.Audience members eagerly waiting for the show to start.The night started off with clothing from Bowfish Kids. The adorable young children got the crowd delighted as they walked down the runway strutting their stuff. Immediately following the kids was something almost as cute, Dogs. Animal House gave the audience a fun few minutes filled with furry friends dressed in adorable outfits. The animals had their exercise and headed out. Then even more children came out to play on the runway! Sea Oats Children’s Shop gave us some of our most cherished moments for the night. Finishing out the children and transitioning to adults was a perfect segway with Bohemian Mama. The adults took the runway next. Stores like the Sneaker Shop, Harbor Outfitters, Making Waves, and SunSeekers showed off their newest outfits. Up next was PLAAY. Showing off their yoga pants and their yoga instructors, PLAAY was a fun addition to the mix.Two of the most popular models, strutting their stuff on the runway.After the yoga instructors, the models from Donna Gay Dillon, and TaDah kept up the excitement and showed off their fun summer fashions. To wind down the evening, the models from STORY/Next Chapter, Bella Beach Boutique, and Hearth & Sole captured our attention one last time before the night was over.One of the evening’s models shows off her attire for the crowd.Just as we thought we had seen everything, the city’s councilmen had to crash the party, sporting wardrobes supplied by 7th Street Surf Shop. The men walked down the runway looking as confused as you would expect.When the models were finished the master of ceremonies for the night, Mr. Michael Hartman, began picking the winners for the prize drawings. Many people won prizes, and even more people walked away with a smile on their face. The fashion show was a huge success.last_img read more

Halloween horrors

first_imgOk, the UK’s first-ever 18+ pop-up cake shop has come and gone and the ’good taste’ bar has been officially set to a backbreaking limbo low. Opened for the Halloween weekend only, Eat Your Heart Out was the first bakery shop in recent memory to operate a one-in, one-out door policy, as punters flocked in for a series of treats that put a new spin on the phrase ’sickly sweet’.The cakes even infiltrated cosy sofa-warming chat show, The One Show, with guest Dawn French recoiling in shocked hysterics at the sight of Holly Andrews’ intimate body part cupcake creations, which were censored to the camera. We’ve pictured her bath murder scene cake here (the ones French saw were far worse trust us). Remarkably, Andrews is a first-time cake baker and decorator. Also pictured is a ’Psycho to-do list’ cupcake from Reading-based cake designer CakeyPigg. Please don’t have nightmares they’re just cake!last_img read more

Doughnut firm targets catering events with giant box

first_imgKrispy Kreme has launched its ‘Occasions’ big order range for catering events. The doughnut giant has created an equally giant box of doughnuts to celebrate the launch, by packing a Double Hundred Dozen box of 2,400 of the sweet treats.A team of eight staff packed the supposed UK’s biggest box of doughnuts, and are offering it to one social media winner.Judith Denby, chief marketing officer at Krispy Kreme UK, said: “Whether you need a pick-me-up for your staff, catering for an event or even a wedding cake tower, Krispy Kreme offer the ideal solution to mark every occasion.“We thought the Double Hundred Dozen was the perfect way to get fans of Krispy Kreme excited and show we are now available for big occasions.”The products can be personalised for customers, and ordered in bulk for corporate events or weddings.Krispy Kreme will give the mega-box of donuts to a business which tweets ‘@krispykremeUK’, with the news of their upcoming ‘#BigOccasion’, also including their ‘#officename’. The winner will be whichever company gets the most retweets.Krispy Kreme, backed by the Alcuin Capital Partners, is on an expansion drive, with plans to reach 100 sites by 2016.last_img read more

Meadow Foods appoints sugar boss

first_imgUK dairy and milk-based ingredients supplier Meadow Foods has appointed Jack Hancock as commercial director of the firm’s sugar division. The appointment is part of the company’s growth strategy.Hancock will be responsible for the company’s Yorkshire factory, which produces chocolate crumb and sweetened condensed milk.The factory employs more than 70 staff on site. Mark Chantler, managing director of the ingredients division, said: “Jack has proven himself within the business and we believe he will bring strong and intelligent direction to the sugar division. The appointment is part of our ambitious growth strategy and programme of ongoing investment and improvement that will help facilitate further growth for the business.”Hancock is now one of three commercial directors within the ingredients division, with Paul Jackson and Jamie Barrell directors of the fresh and fat divisions respectively.last_img read more

Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances: Increased Cloud Capacity with DDOS 7.3

first_imgDD6900 new entry capacity pointWe are also introducing a new entry capacity point for the DD6900, starting at 24TB usable capacity, down from the original 48TB. This is achieved with half shelf licensing support via DDOS 7.3 allowing for grow in place expansion, in 24TB increments, when more disk space is needed. The PowerProtect DD portfolio now offers comprehensive coverage ranging from 1TB with DDVE up to 1.5PB usable with the DD9900.Ease of managementWith DDOS 7.2, we introduced a streamlined upgrade process for PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC) allowing for the scheduling of PowerProtect DD upgrades in a one to many format. With DDOS 7.3 and DDMC, we have added HTML based capacity reporting and email notifications for increased levels of visibility. Check out the below DDMC overview video to learn more about what DDMC has to offer for easy management of your DD environment, old and new. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances has delivered at scale since being introduced to the market last September. PowerProtect DD9900 has since grown in usable capacity from 1.25PB at launch, to 1.5PB usable as part of DDOS 7.2 this past spring. This summer’s release is no different, jam packed with a new entry capacity for DD6900 and a higher TB instance count for PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE) when deployed in-cloud. Lets dive in to some of the strides we have made with this release and DDOS 7.3.DDVE ImprovementsDDVE now supports up to 256TB instances when deployed in-cloud (AWS and Google Cloud), up from the previous 96TB instances. The higher capacity point allows for easier management with less instances given the higher capacity threshold.When deployed in Azure, DDVE can now take advantage of the premium SSD option allowing for increased levels of speed and performance.Lastly, DDVE is now available to download as a bring your own license (BYOL) from the Google Cloud marketplace, furthering our marketplace coverage to all of the major public cloud providers.Not familiar with DDVE? Check out the overview video below to learn more. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:50Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. This August’s release was full of innovation, from the increased capacity point (256TB) for DDVE when deployed in-cloud, or the new entry capacity point for DD6900 at 24TB, the comprehensive PowerProtect DD portfolio has you covered. If you have any question about this release, make sure to follow up with your account rep to learn more. If you would like to learn more about PowerProtect DD Series Appliances check us out online. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for up to date information on the Dell Technologies Data Protection Portfolio. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:46Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.last_img read more

Ohio police chief forced out in wake of Andre Hill killing

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio’s capital city has forced out the police chief amid cries of racial injustice and continued anger over the killing of Andre Hill. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat, announced the removal Thursday of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan. Ginther said it had become clear to him that Quinlan could not implement the changes that Ginther wanted. Ginther said Columbus residents have lost faith in Quinlan and the police department’s ability to change by itself. Quinlan said while he hoped to remain in the position, he respects the decision.last_img read more

Champlain College’s Spring Job Fair 2011 adds series of career workshops

first_imgChamplain College,Champlain College’s annual Spring Job Fair will play host to more than 100 area businesses and organizations and offer an array of workshops to help students and others find employment.The annual Champlain College Job Fair will be held on Monday, March 28, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Argosy Gymnasium at 262 South Willard St., Burlington. The event is free and open to the public.By co-mingling students with the general public, Champlain’s Career Services Office feels it provides a more realistic view of the job market and is also more attractive to area businesses. “It enables our students to understand first hand that the market is competitive and that they must be prepared and professional to get a job,” explained Dolly Shaw, director of Champlain College Career Services.Attendees will have the opportunity to meet employers that are hiring, obtain career information, establish contacts through networking and identify career, internship, and summer employment opportunities.Champlain College is partnering with Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Human Resource Association and the Vermont Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, allowing the community to obtain the most out of the event.Shaw emphasizes, “The collaboration offers a forum where employers can interact with college students, alumni, and individuals from the general public who are seeking full-time, part-time, internship, and seasonal opportunities.”Participants at the Fair will also have an opportunity to attend five practical career-related workshops on emerging career fields and strategies for the job search and making career decisions. The workshops, offered by Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, feature qualified and experienced professionals.â ¢ Emerging Industry Career Opportunities Panel – 2 to 2:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. Learn from experienced professionals and discover career opportunities and skills needed in growing industries and how to go about pursuing them.â ¢ Be Your Own Boss: Starting Your Own Business – 3 to 3:45 p.m., Hauke Conference Room. Those who want to start a business need to have a plan. Use this workshop to learn how to write a business plan. This workshop is also geared toward people already in businesses that want to improve their performance, get financing, or expand.â ¢ Guerilla Tactics in the Job Market – 3 to 3:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. A quick overview on how to separate yourself from every other job-seeker, how to stand out, and what strategies you can use to make job hunting more successful. Topics include what’s really important to employers; how to match your skills to the job you want; how to think of yourself in terms of your strengths and skills; and other tips on job-hunting strategies.â ¢ The New Hidden Job Market – 4 to 4:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. Learn to research and find jobs that are not posted in ads or on job sites.â ¢ Social Media: Marketing Yourself – 4 to 4:45 p.m., Hauke Conference Room. Social media provides the best and most interesting relationship building tools around. Focus on how you can channel change through different types of social media. This is NOT a talk on how to technically use Twitter, Facebook or blogs. It is a talk about knowing what to use them for.”We are also encouraging Champlain students to use social media tools like LinkedIn and Facebook to help them in their job search,” explains Shaw. “The Career Services Office posts employment opportunities online and encourages the College’s faculty to help prepare students for the opportunities that can spring board them into successful full-time careers,” Shaw added. “Champlain College is dedicated to providing students with the professional resources and opportunities for lifelong career management.”For more information on the Champlain College 2011 Spring Job Fair, call Career Services at (802) 860-2720 or visit the Career Services website www.champlain.edu/career-services.html(link is external) BURLINGTON, VT (03/14/2011)– Champlain Collegelast_img read more

Super Tucanos Participate in Combined Exercise out of Brazil for the First Time

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo June 19, 2019 Six A-29 aircraft of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) flew from Brazil to the U.S. West Coast to participate in aerial exercise Green Flag-West. The aircraft, known as Super Tucanos, flew twice a day during the May 31-June 14 exercise departing from Nellis Air Force Base, just 15 miles away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. The destination was Fort Irwin, in the Mojave Desert, California, where a correlated exercise was held simultaneously. Through Green Flag, Brazil aimed to train and update the doctrine of FAB service members through operational and experience exchange with the air forces of other countries. FAB also sought to update tactics, techniques, processes, and doctrine in joint solo-air missions, according to Brazilian Air Force Major João Paulo Gomez Lima da Silva, commander of the Brazilian mission in the U.S. During the exercise, Super Tucano Brazilian pilots carried out Close Air Support missions, while service members of the Brazilian Airborne Rescue Squadron carried out Forward Air Control missions to support U.S. Army forces at Fort Irwin. Super Tucanos This was the first time that the A-29 aircraft participated in a combined exercise outside Brazil. “We did a lot of preparation and coordination; we have been working hard on getting the Brazilians here for well over a year, but it was all worth it. The results are excellent,” said U.S. Air Force Major Kelsey Finley, an Air Forces Southern officer dedicated to matters related to Brazil. This was the first time FAB participated in Green Flag. “It’s important to highlight that after World War II, this was Brazil’s first opportunity to participate in combined training with USAF [U.S. Air Force] in missions to support U.S. Army troops,” said Maj. João. The Super Tucanos conducted Close Air Support, assisting U.S. Army troops on the ground to contain and neutralize threats that could prevent battlefront advances. “Nowadays this is not that uncommon, as this mission is often carried out by the A-10. The FAB’s A-29 squadrons already served this purpose, however we are in the process of updating the doctrine for current scenarios and modernizing the equipment,” the Brazilian officer said. Green Flag Green Flag is a realistic integration training of air-ground combat involving U.S. and partner nations’ air forces. The exercise, primarily carried out jointly with the U.S. Army Combat Training Center at Fort Irwin, is conducted several times a year. The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis Air Force Base, through the 549th Combat Training Squadron (CTS 549th) oversee the joint air support training exercise. During the exercise, members of the Green Flag team guide, monitor, and instruct visiting units in air operations in support of ground forces. To assist in this effort, CTS 549th maintains a group of specialists qualified in air-ground missions who fly with visiting squadrons during most of the exercises. When troops aren’t actively flying, they supervise and guarantee a high level of integration between air and ground forces. On average, 75,000 service members from the U.S. military, including the National Guard and reservists, participate in two Green Flag exercises each year, adding to more than 6,000 flight hours and using about 700 tons of explosives. Air forces from other countries participate in one or more similar coalition exercises in the United States. “Green Flag occurs several times a year. Because this is the first contact, we need to process all acquired knowledge, update our Close Air Support doctrine, then evaluate conditions for new participation,” said Maj. João, about FAB’s future participation in the exercise. For the exercise, Brazil sent 70 service members — most are members of the squadrons that fly FAB’s A-29. Units of the Brazilian Airborne Rescue Squadron participated as the Joint Terminal Attack Controller, regulating aircraft for attacks in support of ground forces. “The Brazilians made a significant contribution, showing that it’s possible for an aircraft such as the A-29 to fulfill these kinds of missions in a complex scenario, generating synergy between low/medium performance aircraft and troops on the ground,” said Maj. João.last_img read more