Homicide victims sister accuses fugitives dad of failing to take responsibility

first_imgThe sister of an American tourist says the father of one of the British Columbia men named as a suspect in the woman’s death isn’t accepting his share of responsibility for her family’s sorrow.Kennedy Deese, whose sister Chynna Deese was found dead along with her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler near a highway in northern B.C. in mid-July, posted a statement to Facebook on Saturday accusing Alan Schmegelsky of playing the victim.Deese also said Schmegelsky isn’t “cut from the same cloth” as her family, and that he doesn’t acknowledge his own hand in his child’s upbringing and ultimate demise.“Your sorrow is for yourself. You cannot relate to us, as we had no doings in the cause of your pain, when you’ve played a part in the cause of our pain,” Deese wrote.“To the murderers and their family, the appropriate action when mistakes are made is taking responsibility. The proper public response would have been a genuine apology. But we still forgive you and have mercy.”RCMP said Wednesday that they believe they found the bodies of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, from Port Alberni, B.C., in dense brush in northern Manitoba following a massive manhunt that lasted close to two weeks.Police have said they’re waiting for the results of an autopsy before confirming the identities.The two men were named as suspects in the deaths of Deese and Fowler, and were charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Leonard Dyck, a university lecturer from Vancouver.Alan Schmegelsky told Australia’s “60 Minutes” TV program late last week that he won’t believe his son is a murderer until he gets facts, saying he knows how the families of the victims feel.“I’m so sorry for what’s happened. Whether it’s my son or whether it’s something else, we don’t know. I have just lost my son. I know exactly how you feel,” Schmegelsky told the program.“It hurts a lot. He was my only child. I’ll never get to hug him again. I’ll never get to tease him again. I’ll never get to spend a minute with him again.”“At least I know where he is. His troubles are over.”When reached via Facebook messenger on Sunday and asked about his response to Deese’s post, Schmegelsky said she could go on “60 Minutes” and that he could arrange it.“I manned up. I have nothing to hide,” he wrote.While police were still hunting for the pair, Schmegelsky sent a 132-page book to reporters about his own life. He described it as a novelization of his son’s troubled life and his numerous encounters with police and courts, and said he wanted to highlight how what he called a “broken system” shaped him and Bryer.Kennedy Deese shot back that her own family suffered challenges, but doesn’t “play the victim of a broken system.”“There is no white flag of surrender for my family. We are not defeated by divorce, mental health, violence, poverty and socioeconomic constraints, domestic disputes, alcohol or drugs, social media and bullying, feelings of loneliness, or disparities,” Deese wrote, noting that her sister rose to become the first generation of her immediate family to go to college.“We have the courage to ask for and offer help. We are strong, and stand strong together right now in the face of all of these adversities that have come upon us.”RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett told a news conference Wednesday that determining a motive will be “extremely difficult” if the identities are confirmed through autopsies because investigators can’t interview Schmegelsky or McLeod.He did not commit to providing details of the ongoing investigation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Canadian FM says unconfirmed

The Harper government’s tough line against the Sri Lankan government has won praise among human rights groups who share the concern over the lack of accountability and transparency by the government.As Baird emerged from a recent meeting of Commonwealth foreign ministers in London earlier this spring, he said he was “appalled” that Sri Lanka would be hosting the summit.That sparked a backlash in the Sri Lanka media, including a lengthy editorial by one newspaper that used a long string of derogatory terms to describe Baird. But Baird’s spokesman Rick Roth says the minister has yet to decide whether he will attend the meeting, the Calgary Herald reported. Roth says the minister remains concerned about the Sri Lankan government’s lack of accountability over allegations of war crimes against ethnic Tamils in the aftermath of the country’s long civil war that ended in 2009. “Canada will continue to monitor events in Sri Lanka and do what we can to try to increase pressure on the government of Sri Lanka to make changes,” Roth said in an email.“As the prime minister has stated very clearly, we expect our concerns to be addressed prior to the next Commonwealth meeting. However, given the current circumstances, it would be very difficult for this government to fully participate.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper has threatened to boycott the summit, saying Sri Lanka shouldn’t be hosting until it cleans up its act on human rights.Baird has said it would be up to the prime minister to decide whether anyone goes to represent Canada because the November meeting is for heads of government.Harper’s spokesman Carl Vallee said the prime minister’s views on the matter remain unchanged. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denied reports that he has confirmed plans to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka.External Affairs Ministry Monitoring MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena had told newspaper editors and electronic media heads yesterday that Baird had confirmed his participation. A senior government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said “we’ve seen this sort of misinformation in the past” from the Sri Lankan government. read more

New Brunswick to freeze property assessments for 2018 while review is completed

FREDERICTON – Seeking to contain a festering scandal involving “thousands and thousands of errors,” New Brunswick is freezing property tax assessments and assigning the task to a new independent agency.A whistleblower alleged in March that more than 2,000 property owners were given improper and inflated tax bills. In one case, a newlywed couple said they were stunned when their property’s assessed value doubled to $347,000 from about $170,000.Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle said Wednesday an assessment freeze will ensure predictability while the government establishes an agency to handle assessments and Auditor General Kim MacPherson reviews the system. Her report is due later this year.“This will allow sufficient time for government to act on the auditor general’s recommendations for the 2019 taxation year,” Rousselle said.“For many years there have been thousands and thousands of errors and we are looking forward to have her findings and recommendations.”That means, unless the tax rate changes, most property tax bills next year should be the same as this year.Exceptions will be made next year for new construction, major improvements with a building permit and real estate transactions, or where a property assessment decreases due to market forces.Premier Brian Gallant has said his government is committed to getting to the bottom of mistakes going back to 2011._ by Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 9:10 am MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New Brunswick to freeze property assessments for 2018 while review is completed read more

How Injuries To Steph Curry And Chris Paul Affect The Playoffs

It’s been a bad couple of days for MVP-caliber point guards.On Monday afternoon, Warriors fans waiting for the results of the MRI on Stephen Curry’s right knee got their answer: Curry will miss at least two weeks with a Grade 1 MCL sprain, according to the Warriors’ PR Twitter account. CLE233525+2 HOU000— Regardless of how long Curry is out, the biggest beneficiaries of his injury are obviously the San Antonio Spurs. Their title odds jump by about 23 percentage points if Curry doesn’t play from here on out and 6 percentage points even if he is back in action after the conference semifinals. One reason is simple: The Curry-less Warriors pose far less of a threat to the Spurs than the 73-win superteam San Antonio battled all season. But the Spurs also benefit disproportionately from an increased chance, however small, that Golden State could be knocked out before ever facing San Antonio.Before Paul’s injury, the Clippers were in position to profit from Curry’s absence. If Curry missed the entire second round and CP3 had been healthy, LA’s chances of winning the title would have roughly quadrupled. But without Paul, the Clippers have very little chance of going all the way, regardless of Curry’s status — the latest in a string of missed opportunities for the franchise over the past few seasons.Finally, it’s worth noting that the second-biggest leap in title probability if Curry is absent for the rest of the playoffs belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose chances of winning the championship go up 12 percentage points even though they couldn’t be affected by the injury until the NBA Finals. (For those curious, the plus-minus-based system I used in this article is higher on the Cavs than something like our Elo ratings, because plus-minus thinks Cleveland is more talented than how it’s played the past few seasons.)Of course, all these calculations can change if Curry is able to return — and play like himself — at some point in the Warriors’ playoff run. The sheer gravity of Golden State’s presence in the bracket has been enough to derail the Spurs’ and Cavs’ claims to favorite status all season long. So best-case, the Warriors weather the second round against the Blazers or depleted Clippers and then pick up where they left off with Curry back for the conference finals. But if his return is delayed or scrubbed entirely, the Warriors’ chances of defending their title will look more fragile than Curry’s knee. ATL122+1 OKC5149+4 CHA011+1 GS52538-14 BOS000— TEAMFULL CURRYNO CURRYCURRY OUT 2 WKSDIFF., 2 WEEKS AND FULL TOR233+1 POR000— Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers were hit with even worse injury news Monday night. Chris Paul broke his hand and will likely miss the remainder of the postseason.The good news for Golden State is that Curry hasn’t been ruled out for the rest of the playoffs, particularly if the Warriors advance beyond the second round. The bad news is that he’s out for the time being. So for each team still active in the playoffs, let’s game out the chances they’ll win the title depending on various (hypothetical) levels of Curry participation over the rest of the playoffs.For this exercise, I’m going to use the plus-minus metric that drives our CARMELO projections1Specifically, I’m using a 50-50 blend of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus and Basketball-Reference.com’s Box Plus/Minus, according to research by FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver. to generate Pythagorean ratings for the Warriors based on Curry’s availability. With Curry in the lineup, for instance, the metric says the Warriors possess roughly 67-win true talent (per 82 games) based on plus-minus; with Curry absent, that number falls to 53 wins. Those numbers can then be used to generate expected probabilities of advancing in the playoffs, all the way up to winning the NBA title.(Obviously this ignores all the ways in which matchups matter, as well as the dynamic effect of teammates’ playing together that isn’t captured by plus-minus. But as a rough cut, this method ought to do the trick.)Here’s how each team’s title odds would change if Curry played at full strength and had never been injured (specifically, logging 81 percent of the Warriors’ available minutes — the rate at which he played in last year’s playoffs), if he misses “two weeks” (which we’ll define here as being out until the conference finals), and if he doesn’t play at all: IND000— LAC000— Source: ESPN, Basketball-Reference.com Which teams benefit from Curry’s absence? ODDS OF WINNING TITLE WITH … SA16%39%22%+6 MIA000— VIDEO: Neil Paine on the Warriors’ and Spurs’ title chancesCheck out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 NBA Playoff Predictions. read more

Brokk upgrades model for mining and tunnelling applications

first_imgBrokk has upgraded its electric Brokk 400 remote-controlled demolition machine to include a larger undercarriage for heavy-tracking applications like tunnelling and mining and for enhanced stability when operating with heavier attachments. Brokk also has improved the hydraulic system; it now provides more efficient fluid flow when the machine is operating a drill attachment so there is more consistent power.The new 400 model machine features a bigger drive axis, rollers and sidetracks. It also has a larger undercarriage with new tracks that are 10% longer than its predecessor. This improves wear life for machines used in applications that require a lot of tracking and provides up to 60% greater stability when operating with heavier attachments. In addition, the machine’s outriggers provide a wide base that evenly distributes weight and provides even more stability. Its high chassis setup and heavy-duty rubber tracks make it easy to manoeuvre over rock piles and obstacles. The new Brokk 400 can handle attachments up to 644 kg, and its hydraulic quick-hitch system eliminates the need for hard pinning, so operators can change attachments more quickly and easily and with less hassle.When paired with Atlas Copco’s SB552 hammer, the Brokk 400 has a hitting power of 773 foot-pounds (1.048 joules) at the tip of the tool, which makes it “ideal for rock excavation in small tunnels, scaling or secondary breaking.” The machine weighs 5,098 kg and is 1.6 m wide and just over 2 m tall. While slightly larger than its predecessor it is described as still compact enough for work in small spaces. It also is powered by a 30 kW electric motor for emissions-free operation in confined areas.The machine features a robust, three-part boom that can operate at angles of up to 30° and reach 6.7 m horizontally and 7.3 m vertically. The remote-controlled boom allows operators standing a safe distance away to reach into areas that traditional machines or users with handheld equipment cannot. The boom also features a box-weld design that provides additional protection for cylinders and hoses. In addition to the 400, Brokk offers seven models in a variety of sizes and with a range of capacities. The smallest, the Brokk 60, weighs just 499 kg, and the largest, the Brokk 800, weighs 11,045 kg. The company also engineers and builds custom machines with special equipment such as cameras, extended arms, side-angling devices and cable drums.last_img read more

FlightFest More of YOUR fantastic photos

first_imgWE HAD ONE slideshow last night on FlightFest, but due to the sheer volume of images we received, we’re having another.The event, the largest of its kind since 1936, was attended by over 110,000 people, who lined the quays in Dublin city to watch the spectacle.If you missed it, check out this amazing slowmo HD footage of the show, filmed by Dylan Murphy.Thanks to everyone who sent us images. We received literally hundreds, so it wasn’t possible to include them all here but thanks – and we’re glad you got to enjoy it and the (briefly) blue skies yesterday.last_img read more

Mark Bouris Bad debt

first_imgOne of the consequences of the GFC and the tightening of credit criteria among lenders has been the number of Australians having to borrow money from short-term, high interest rate lenders – once known as loan sharks. Take the email I received this week from a woman named Cathy. Cathy was being charged $10,000 per month on top of her mortgage for being in default after receiving bad advice from a lender. Now she is facing having to sell three months into a six month emergency loan, or face foreclosure. The situation is crippling. There are times when people need short term financing, usually to keep their house or stop a business going under. But there are things Australians can do to ensure that just because the situation is desperate, people are not preyed upon. Firstly, I would suggest that any loan should have all its interest rates, penalty fees and establishment charges spelled out in writing. It’s also worth doing basic research on a lender: use the Internet, go to the ASIC website and do a search, see if there’s any mention of this organisation. If there are complaints or notices against them, be on your guard. Also look out for accreditation: the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) means they’re an accredited broker operating with a code. If they have an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) they are licensed to distribute financial products and if the letters ‘COSL’ are on their stationery, they are part of an external dispute resolution process. As of April 1, a lender with an Australian Credit License is bound by the rules of responsible lending, meaning that the lender must make sufficient enquiry to ensure that the borrower can afford the payments before they issue the loan.I’m not saying that any lender outside the banks is suspect – organisations such as Mortgage House or Yellow Brick Road are accredited and put great store in their integrity and reputation. But if the lender you’re talking to has none of these affiliations, you should have a solicitor review your loan documents before you sign. Yet, regulation and licensing cannot save people from themselves. And one of the worst things you can do with short-term borrowing is to have no plan. If you borrow money for six months or a year, at very high rates, what’s your strategy for when the loan ends? Can you pay it out? Do you roll it into something with lower rates? Or can you pay the high interest rates forever? I didn’t think so. So if you have to take short-term finance, at least rebalance things slightly in your favour: If someone says, ‘no credit history – no worries,’ then start worrying. Take some control: Do your homework, take advice and have a plan. Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on mark.neos@ybr.com.au with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Hard choices in a desperate country

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In Greece, these days no street café, train or street corner is immune from beggars, and some areas are much more obviously poverty stricken than others. Greece’s unemployment rate has improved from a year ago from just over 27 per cent to just under 26 per cent, with youth unemployment at around 60 per cent. Added to wage and pension cuts and generally fixed prices, homelessness is as obvious as the poverty. Hunger can be seen in the faces of too many, and some beg not for money but just for something to eat.Although Greece’s socialist SYRIZA government is seen on the world stage as playing hard to renegotiate the country’s crippling debt, there is growing cynicism with the government at home. Reform has been limited and compromises many. Promises to support poorer Greeks have been partially or completely abandoned, the rich have yet to begin to pay as planned, and restructuring the tax regime, including sequenced payment of back taxes, has still not yet been implemented.With national debt at more than 170 per cent of GDP and the country struggling meet debt repayments, the government is trying to stave off a major economic disaster. There are two deeply divergent views on Greece’ economic future. The first, propagated by European financial authorities, is that Greece needs to reduce spending, increase tax revenue and stimulate its economy.With limited economic activity elsewhere in its economy, reducing government spending would push the country further into economic depression. On taxation, it has been estimated that the country lost 120 billion Euros in tax revenue in the first decade from 2000 as a result of corruption. That is more than a third of the country’s national debt of around 320 billion Euros, or enough to cover debt repayments for the next six years.The second option is that Greece will eventually exit the Euro zone and revert to its own currency. The immediate advantage of this would be that imports would jump in price and the cost of exports would decline, helping to bring Greece’s economy back towards a balance in trade and reduce private debt.However, it would also see inflation spike to dangerously high levels. To the extent that it’s new currency was devalued against the Euro, such a move would also proportionately increase the size of the country’s already towering debt. There would also be a liquidity crisis, with no money available for lending for business – or any other – activity. There would not be enough money to pay public servants – about a third of the workforce – or pensions. The economy would grind to a very quick halt.Greece is therefore likely to continue to try to find a middle path, in which is does not default on its debt entirely, but in which it may continue to negotiate how it pays back that debt and over what time frame. In the short term, Greece does not have enough money to survive on its own income, so will have to continue to borrow. To do so it will need to show some commitment to repayment, and to implementing financial reform. Much of this will come at the cost of its political promises.If there is one lesson, then, to come from this continuing economic crisis, it is that the social contract between wealthier and poorer Greeks will have to be strengthened, where the poor remain poor, or perhaps get poorer, but the wealthier also start to pay according to their ability and their legal obligations.The alternative is, inevitably, that the system will break. The last time this happened, in 1967, there was a military coup. The alternative to Greece’s loss of democracy is a much more radical leftist revolution, which would make Syriza look like the social democrats they are beginning, in practice, to become.*Damien Kingsbury is Professor of International Politics at Deakin University, and recently visited Greece.last_img read more

WWE reporting Q4 2016 earning results on February 9 New name set

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE reporting Q4 2016 results on February 9WWE issued the following on Wednesday:WWE® to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 ResultsSTAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2016 results on Thursday, February 9, 2017, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman & CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and the Company’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, George Barrios, will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live web cast that will be hosted through the Company’s web site at ir.corporate.wwe.com. Participants can access the conference call by dialing 855-200-4993 (toll free) or 913-489-5104 from outside the U.S. (conference ID for both lines: 5141090). Please reserve a line approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the conference call.The earnings presentation referenced during the call will be made available on February 9, 2017 at ir.corporate.wwe.com. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call concludes, and can be accessed on the Company’s web site.New name set for the Royal Rumble Kickoff show panelWWE announced on on Wednesday that DJ Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 FM in New York City will be on the panel for the Royal Rumble Kickoff show this Sunday on WWE Network, joining WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Jerry “The King” Lawler.“The action begins with the Kickoff at 5 ET/2 PT. Featuring exclusive pre-show analysis from Renee Young, WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler, special guest panelist and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, as well as radio DJ and WWE superfan Peter Rosenberg, the Kickoff airs live on the award-winning WWE Network and streams for free on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.”Rosenberg had previously been part of the WWE panel during the TLC Kickoff show.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins WhatsApp Shawn Michaels Videos Articles Ronda Rousey WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Facebook Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Updated RAW Preview: Sasha Banks on The King’s Court, Elias to give a farewell performance WWE Smackdown Results – 7/30/19 (Trish Stratus appears, Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler) 7/30 Smackdown Preview: “The King’s Court” returns with special guest Trish Stratuslast_img read more

Six San Diego County Parks temporarily closing due to high temps

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Six San Diego County parks will be closed this month because of high temperatures.El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center, Mount Gower Preserve near Ramona and Wilderness Gardens in Pala will be closed through Aug. 31.Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park are also closed and will reopen during Labor Day weekend. KUSI Newsroom Six San Diego County Parks temporarily closing due to high temps August 3, 2019 Posted: August 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATES DEBATE Byrnes Fennelly Ragsdale Debate The Issues with VIDEO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — School Committee member MJ Byrnes and challengers Jesse Fennelly and David Ragsdale recently took part in a debate as part of the WCTV and Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Night. Below are some highlights:Opening Statements“It has been a privilege and honor to serve my community in my role as School Committee member,” said incumbent MJ Byrnes, who has served as the Committee’s legislative representative and delegate to the annual Massachusetts Association of School Committees Conference. “Over the last six years, I have been – and continue to be – an active and engaged member of the board.”“I’m running for School Committee because I want great schools for my kids and for all the kids of Wilmington,” said David Rasgdale, a father of three who recently served on the Superintendent Search Screening Committee.  “My education, background and experience will be an asset to the School Committee.  I taught for the Princeton Review for 16 years, teaching, tutoring and training new teachers. For the past 6.5 years, I’ve worked for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, where I’ve gained expertise in assessment and the state curriculum frameworks, while being immersed in education policy on a daily basis.”“The reason I’m running is for my two boys at home,” said Jesse Fennelly. “I want to ensure that the Wilmington school system continues to provide the best education possible to all of the students in the district.  I want our kids to be prepared for whatever life brings them when they leave our schools… I believe a vibrant school system is indicative of a successful school community.”Two Goals You’d Like To See In Superintendent Brand’s Entry Plan?“Building and forming relationships with our staff and administrators is going to be key after the transitions we’ve had over the past couple of years,” said MJ Byrnes. “And then start meeting with the municipal leadership – Town Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Public Grounds, Public Works. [Building these relationships] will provide a foundation to step off and begin addressing the needs of our district.”“I think having a solid entry plan is going to be very important. He needs some time to get to know the district, but we also can’t wait too long before we start moving on certain initiatives,” said David Ragsdale. “I’d like to see him outline some strategic priorities for the first few months and first year… The second thing for him to focus on would be to shore up the district leadership team. There are some positions that will need to be filled (e.g., Assistant Superintendent, Director of Technology) to stabilize our district leadership team.”“It’s really important that Dr. Brand come in and establish his leadership team and administration, starting with the Assistant Superintendent. There’s been positions left interim or vacant that need to be filled so the district can continue to move forward,” said Jesse Fennelly. “I also think public relations is going to be big. The district has had some bumps as of late… It’s really important that Dr. Brand establish and develop that trust with the community.”How Can School Committee Ensure A Smooth Superintendent Transition & District’s Leadership Stability Is Restored?“One of the things that needs to be coming up on the agenda is how Dr. Brand intends on recruiting and filling leadership team positions, and making sure the type of person he’s looking for is someone the School Committee is also on board with,” said David Ragsdale, who pointed out that the School Committee has limited authority over most of Brand’s hiring decisions. “We need to be supportive and give him the freedom to select people he thinks he can work well.”“Know that Dr. Brand is paying attention to the district and making himself involved now is going to make the transition a little bit smoother,” said Jesse Fennelly. “I was happy to see that the School Committee appointed a transition subcommittee so that in the lead up to Dr. Brand starting, there is some established lines of communication so he’s kept in the loop and is up to speed when he starts.”“Supporting him and his transition into the district and showing him what the community values in a school leader will be a key piece,” said MJ Byrnes. “Regarding hiring interim and vacant positions, there’s not a lot of say the School Committee has… It’s outside of our purview other than supporting him and his decisions.”Do You Agree With The Facility Master Plan’s Recommendation to close the Boutwell & Wildwood, the Shawsheen & Woburn Street receive renovations and become PreK-Grade 2 schools and the North & West receive renovations and become Grades 3-5 schools?“I agree with the plan. It’s the plan that makes the most sense,” said Jesse Fennelly. “It eliminates the amount of transitions our kids go through at different grade levels.”“I’m fully in support of the plan. It was under the recommendation of former Superintendent Joanne Benton,” said MJ Byrnes. “It minimizes the transitions. It’s fiscally prudent to house the students in less buildings. Most importantly,  the buildings are an aging infrastructure… We’re going to hit a wall in terms of how much technological upgrades we can do within the existing structures.”“I tentatively support this plan. I’d like to look a little bit more at some of the other options and what the cost considerations are,” said David Ragsdale. “I fully support the fundamental goal of this plan, which is to consolidate some of these schools and cut down on some of these transitions. It’s not good for the kids to be changing buildings so many times. It’s also hard on the staff. We lose economies of scale.”How Can The District Better Incorporate Technology Into The Classroom?“We’ve introduced the 1:1 Chromebook initiative into our Middle School,” said MJ Byrnes. “Technology is pushing teachers to think outside the box of ways to reach students.”“You have to make incremental, steady [technological] improvements when dealing with older buildings. You just can’t wait for them to fall into such a state of disrepair that major renovations and enormous projects are necessary. Just because they’re old buildings doesn’t mean they can’t have modern infrastructures,” said David Ragsdale. “A Chromebook is just a laptop. Giving one to every student doesn’t ensure learning occurs. Teachers need tools and strategies. They need to adapt the curriculum so you can actually make use of the technology in the classroom, or we won’t see any benefit from it.”“It’s really important that students learn and adapt to technology early on,” said Jesse Fennelly. “I caution that there’s too much screen time. There needs to be a balance between technology and traditional classroom learning… Giving the teachers the tools and resources they need is more important than the facility the students are taught in.”What More Can The District Be Doing Relative To School Safety? Metal Detectors? More School Resource Officers?“I think Wilmington has been a very forward-looking district when it comes to school safety. We were an early adopter of the ALICE protocols… We have a lot of the best practices already in place… We’ve been doing a good job of keeping our students safe,” said David Ragsdale. “I am open to increasing the use of school resource officers…  I would not be comfortable with hired armed guards. And I’m completely opposed to arming teachers in classrooms.  I do not support metal detectors – they don’t enhance the learning environment and, unless you control every entrance to the school, they aren’t effective.”“We’re very fortunate in this town to have such cooperation between the school department and police and fire departments,” said Jesse Fennelly. “I’m not in favor of permanent metal detectors in schools. I’m not in favor of arming teachers. If the Chief were on board, and the funding was there, I’d be in favor of school resource officers in every facility.”“Wilmington is doing everything it can to secure our schools,” said MJ Byrnes. “The Safety Committee continues to come up with ways to ensure our schools are secure. The video cameras, locking mechanisms at each schools, and protocols and procedures speak to that, but it can always be improved upon. I don’t think metal detectors are a good use of money. I am very much open to the idea of [more] school resource officers to instill a sense of calmness. I would not want to contract out armed guards… And I’m very much against armed teachers. Teachers teach.”How Can The School System Combat The Opioid Epidemic?“It’s important that we address the opioid epidemic early,” said Jesse Fennelly. “The solution is a combination of a number of things — education in the schools, making sure we have adequate behavioral health counselors and resources available to our kids, and it starts at home – making sure parents are talking to their kids about these dangers.”“We really conducted our second risk behavior survey at the Middle School and High School. The numbers of students engaging in high risk behaviors are still very alarming. We need to do more, and do it collaboratively between the schools and the parents to give our children the supports and direct them down the right path,” said MJ Byrnes. “I’ll continue to support the mental health initiatives and social-emotional well-being initiatives for our students. I would also like to see these extended to our staff. There’s a lot of mental and emotional fatigue on our staff…”“The YBRS data was very alarming. It has been for years and it’s not just Wilmington. We’ve made some good steps towards safety by, for example, having Narcan available, but this isn’t just a school issue, it’s a town issue, community issue and family issue,” said David Rasgdale. “We need to work hand-in-hand with the town. I very much agreed with the town hiring a Substance Abuse Coordinator.  The School Department needs to work with her on educational programming. We can also take advantage of the ROOTS Coalition, which intends to do programming round mental health and substance abuse.”If You Had To Decrease One Area Of The Budget, What Would It Be? If You Had To Increase One Area Of The Budget, What Would It Be? What Do You Say To Those Who Think Dr. Brand’s $190K Starting Salary Is Too High?Byrnes would cut funds from the paper supply line up and add funds to the social emotional and mental health initiatives and supports.“[Regarding Dr. Brand’s salary,] you get what you pay for,” said MJ Byres. “I was very impressed by his resume and experience. He has a doctorate – a first for a Wilmington superintendent. Looking at other communities with similar demographics, and superintendents with his credentials, his salary is a little lower, actually.”Ragsdale would like to eventually see a decreased reliance on textbooks at the higher levels at technology becomes more utilized. Ragsdale would like to add funds for professional development.“Dr. Brand’s salary is fair. It was less than he was making in Acton-Boxborough. It’s comparable to his experience. And this was someone who was superintendent finalist in at least three other districts, so he was absolutely in demand,” said David Ragsdale.Fennelly would add funding for special education programs.“This may not be a popular opinion, but I would maybe take some of the starting salary from Dr. Brand, if I had to cut something,” said Jesse Fennelly. “He’s an excellent candidate. I’m thrilled he’s joining us. He’ll do great things. I would have preferred for the contract to start lower and have some incentives to be met. He is deserving of the salary he’s making, but I would have liked us to start him a little lower.”In What Ways Can The District Improve Its Special Education Services?“We’ve made some progress, but there’s definitely a lot to do.  Wilmington has a large special education population. Nearly 20% of the district receives special education services. It’s really important to use our resources wisely,” said David Ragsdale. “We recently received a grant… through the SEEM Collaborative to study resource allocation. We need more training not just for our Special Education teachers, but our regular education teachers, because the law require the least restrictive environment for special education students, which often means an inclusion model…. I also have some concern over how many things we have under the umbrella of the Director of Student Services.”“I think it’s important that everyone in the district get the training and the resources they need to make the programs successful,” said Jesse Fennelly. “We need to give [the Director of Student Services] more time to turn things around. She’s done a good job of righting the ship and having the district go in the direction it needs to be going in.”“I would like to invest in creating more tools for our educators. Training and professional development needs to continue,” said MJ Byrnes. “I’d like to see the creation of my inclusive classrooms and strengthening supports within them. My overarching goal is to strengthen the special education program to allow for out-of-district students to be brought back in to their community.”Lightening RoundDo Wilmington students have the proper amount of homework?“There’s a disparity of homework amongst grades and buildings. I wouldn’t be able to answer that appropriately,” said MJ Byrnes.“I don’t know. I don’t know how you’d even [gather that data]. I approve of the goldilocks approach – just the right amount,” said David Ragsdale.“My first grader gets the appropriate amount of homework. I’ll reserve my overall judgements until the district’s homework research committee puts out its findings,” said Jesse Fennelly.Should schools start later in the day?“Yes. There’s a growing body of research that everything is better for kids with later school start times,” said David Ragsdale. “If we move in that direction, we definitely need to consider the cost and impact on parents’ work schedules. We shouldn’t do it quickly, but we should move in that direction. And Dr. Brand has already led that effort in his previous district.”“We need to be mindful of parents’ work commitments and student after school commitments, but – overall – the easy answer is yes,” said Jesse Fennelly.“I do agree. Research has shown how important sleep is for the development of the brain,” said MJ Byrnes. “We need to take a thoughtful, methodical approach as there are financial costs, transportation/scheduling costs, and the need to balance amongst the start times among schools in the district.”Closing Statements“It takes a village to raise a child and, after 16 years as a Wilmington resident, I couldn’t ask for a better village to raise my children in,” said MJ Byrnes. “I’m committed to ensuring all our children have the appropriate facilities, tools and technology to reach their fullest potential… I hope I’ve displayed to you tonight my integrity, dedication and commitment to my family and my community, along with my strong desire to continue to serve as your representative on the School Committee.”“I want to talk about some commitments I’ll make if elected to the School Committee,” said David Ragsdale. “First, I will always keep the needs and interests of Wilmington students front-most in mind with every issue that comes before the School Committee and every decision that needs to be made. Next, I will give all my energy to this and put in the work. Attending the meetings over the past two years, I’ve seen how much work serving on the committee involves.  I know what I’m getting into. Lastly, I always promise to listen to the residents of Wilmington and to represent you as your voice.”“At the end of the day, I want to represent you on the Wilmington School Committee because I believe it’s important that the Wilmington Public Schools continue to prepare all of our students for what awaits them after high school,” said Jesse Fennelly. “Our school system should appropriately prepare [students] for whichever dreams each chooses to pursue, whether it’s a 2 or 4-year college, military service, a trade school, or straight to the workforce, we must ensure that our kids are well-prepared for post-high school life. With your vote, I’ll work hard every day to make sure that’s a reality.”Watch the 50-minute debate, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/a/0/f/7/4/e/a0f74e06-377d-4315-80b5-0e693c36beff1523465481.243%2B28248180.286%40castus4-wilmington%2B15234689601523466018461329.vod.720p.Candidates%20Night_%20School%20Committee%20Debate%20-%20April%2010th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Education”last_img read more

Woman and son killed bodies burnt at Sangareddy

first_imgIn a horrific incident, a woman and her son were killed and their bodies burnt to ashes here at Nagalgidda mandal of Sangareddy district. According to the police, Kavitha (28) and Dinesh (4) were attacked by unknown assailants late on Wednesday. After Confirming their death, the assailants poured kerosene on the bodies and burnt them. The incident has sent shock waves among the people in Karasguthi village. The police registered a case and are probing into the case in all the angles. On July 4, 2019, a man was brutally killed by assailants who later burnt his body at Wanaparthy. The villagers of Kanimetta of Kothakota mandal found the burnt body on a road and informed the police.last_img read more

Slow Production Of Evidence May Delay Trial Of Santa Fe High School

first_img Share Galveston County Sheriff’s OfficeThis booking photo shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis who on August 9, 2018, was formally indicted for the mass shooting that occurred at the Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018.The trial of Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the Santa Fe High School mass shooting, may be delayed for a year as federal investigators have yet to deliver key evidence, prosecutors said Monday.The disclosure came at a 10-minute status conference held Monday in a Galveston courtroom where, by closed circuit video from jail, Pagourtzis made his first public appearance since his arrest at Santa Fe High School. The 18-year-old student is accused of a May 18 rampage at the school that left 10 people dead and 13 wounded.Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady told state District Judge John Ellisor that his staff still awaits a “substantial amount of evidence” from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defense team said they’d be ready for trial this year.About three dozen of the victims’ family members attended the hearing. Some wept as the proceedings unfolded with the shooting suspect onscreen, and one woman fled the courtroom in tears.Ellisor set another status hearing in about three months, at which point Roady said he expected to have the evidence developed by the federal agencies.The defense team has asked Ellisor to move the trial from Galveston, citing publicity surrounding the case that could prejudice potential jurors and prevent a fair trial. Prosecutors said they would respond to the change-of-venue motion by Friday, at which point a hearing on the motion could be scheduled.last_img read more

Where theres a will theres a way

first_imgARMED with a vision of publishing books for children, Sameena Shaikh opened her publishing house two months ago. She calls it Aisha after her daughter. Quite recently, the publishing house made a début with 21 New Beginnings, a compilation of true stories of ‘oddity, hope and change’ by Vivek Pandit. Why publishing and why children books particularly?While my two girls were growing up, I realised the vital role books play in the  learning and nurturing of kids. Since then I have been possessed with the idea of a book series for children. Over years, the thought crystalised into a concept – colourful and vivid illustrations to trigger their imagination, small values that could inspire them to be sensitive souls and short stories that could improve their vocabulary and language skills – I finally found the courage to open my own publishing house. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’How difficult is it being an indie publisher? May sound clichéd, but I strongly believe ‘where there is a will there is a way’. I never doubted my mission. All I started with were confidence and a creative concept, both have helped my vision blossom into reality. And I know nothing can stop an honest vision, so I never think of the diffculties, just take one step at a time. When it gets tough, I just wait patiently for the cloud to clear.How do you go about choosing your authors? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAny work that has depth, clarity, undercurrent of a message, positivity and humour would find space in my publishing house.What are your plans for the future?Innovation and creativity will be the USP of my publishing house. The first book has a new concept – short stories by a known author, plus stories of new writers, all inspired by true incidents (available in Flipkart). My second book would be the beginning of a series for children. Adventues of Donna The Dolphin will have beautiful illustrations and will be filled with the adventures of a Dolphin, which will introduce the children to a whole new world. The series will include a book for age group –  2+ , 5+ and 9+.last_img read more

Apples Oct 30 Event What to Expect from Mac iPad and More

first_imgSpeaking of products that are long overdue for a refresh, the Mac Mini is back. The new Mac mini sports up to a more powerful 6-core processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and a myraid of ports including four Thunderbolt 3 connections and up to 10GB Ethernet support. It’s also the first Mac mini to use all flash storage. Config options include up to a Core i7 CPU and up to 2TB RAM.MORE: Apple Updates the Mac mini for 2018The new Mac mini launches on Nov. 7 starting at $799.With iPhone XR, Apple Just Rewrote the Phone ScriptiPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XRBest Mini PC – Small Computers for Work, Gaming and More AdvertisementMORE: Apple Unveils New MacBook Air with Retina Display for $1,199The sleek new machine will pack two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and will come in a variety of colors including silver and gold. The laptop will support Touch ID built right into the keyboard for fingerprint logins, packs Apple’s T2 security chip and will sport a top-facing FaceTime camera despite its very slim bezels.Apple says the new Air’s improved keyboard offers four times the stability over the previous generation for a “more precise, responsive typing experience.” You can also expect a Force Touch trackpad that’s 20 percent larger. The Air is built to offer 12 hours of wireless web browsing, and 13 hours of iTunes video playback.The new MacBook Air will launch Nov. 7 starting at $1199, and is available for pre-order now.iPad Pro Apple is launching a brand-new iPad Pro, which sports a thinner, revamped design, slimmer bezels and a 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display options. The tablet offers magnetic charging support for Apple Pencil, a USB-C port, and a speedy A12X processor that promises twice the graphics performance over previous models, better AR quality and up to 10 hours of battery life.MORE: New iPad Pro: All-Screen, Face ID and Xbox-Level GraphicsThe new iPad Pro finally adopts the Apple’s Face ID functionality for instant logins, which will work in both portrait and landscape modes. And like on recent iPhones, these new features come at the expense of a physical home button and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Apple’s refreshed iPad Pro will launch alongside a revamped Apple Pencil, which attaches magnetically to the tablet for charging and pairing and can perform a variety of functions with a quick tap. Apple is also launching a refreshed Smart Folio Keyboard, which promises more flexible angles for typing.The new iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 11-inch model, and $999 for the 12.5-inch version. Both will be available Nov. 7.The older 10.5-inch model will continue to be available for a cheaper $649.Mac Mini Apple has officially kicked off its Oct. 30 media briefing at the Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, NY, where it took the wraps off of a slew of products including a MacBook Air with Retina Display as well as a revamped iPad Pro.Looking to catch up on all the big announcements? Here’s everything you missed.MacBook Air with Retina DisplayAfter years of lying dormant, the MacBook Air is officially back. The refreshed Air will finally get a 13.3-inch Retina Display, as well as a slew of updated internals including 8th-gen dual-core processors and up to 16GB of RAM. The new Air’s 2050 x 1060 display touts four times the resolution of the previous model, offering a whopping 4 million pixels. The design is even thinner, sporting 17 percent less overall volume compared to the previous Air and weighing just 2.75 pounds. Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To KnowApple finally gave us a MacBook Air with a Retina Display, and updated its iPad Pro with a serious speed boost.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/apple-event-october-2018-highlights?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:0102:01Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Michael Andronico, Managing Editor A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. 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Six gay candidates are running for office in Connecticut – as Republicans

first_imgCynthia Nixon loses New York Democratic nomination to Andrew Cuomo 2018 marks a record year for openly LGBTI candidates seeking office across the US. Despite the vast majority are Democrats, there is one state which is bucking the trend.Connecticut will see six gay candidates – five men and a woman – running as Republicans for seats in the state’s General Assembly.In contrast, there are only two openly gay Democrats running for office in the state.This might sound shocking as 82% of lesbian, gay and bisexual registered voters identified with or leaned toward the Democratic Party, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center report.Meet the candidatesMost of the gay Republican candidates come from the northern and eastern parts of Connecticut. Those are traditionally the most conservative areas.John Scott of Mystic served one previous term in the Connecticut General Assembly. Scott is again running for the state’s 40th District, which covers Groton and Mystic on the state’s eastern coast.He said he has never experienced discrimination in the political milieu for his sexual orientation.‘Not once was I ever discriminated against in the Capitol; both parties were open and affirming,’ Scott told NBC.The Republican minority leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Themis Klarides, even announced Scott’s marriage on the floor, which led to a standing ovation.‘I’ve always said that Connecticut Republicans are just a different animal, a different breed of Republicans,’ he also said.‘We are fiscally conservative and socially liberal; we want a state that people can afford to live in and afford to stay in.’ LGBTI women running for US Congress up 160% since 2016A promising sign: Two lesbians of color won big elections in the USConnecticut state Senate rejects what would have been the first openly gay Chief JusticeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-candidates-republicans-connecticut/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- He furthermore added: ‘In order for me to be successful, I need other small businesses to form and be successful in the state of Connecticut, and that’s what we need to change. Last year we lost over $600 million in tax revenue because people are leaving the state of Connecticut.’A distant relative of novelist Jack Kerouac, A.J. Kerouac is another of the openly gay candidates. He is running for the state’s 50th District in the state House.Being gay and RepublicanWhen asked about running as a Republican and being gay, Kerouac explained politics are different in Connecticut.‘The majority of our Democrats are a little more conservative than most Democrats in the country, and most of our Republicans are a little liberal than most of the Republicans in our country. So we really can find that middle ground,’ he said.Connecticut’s other openly gay candidates include Ken Richards of Groton, Mary Fay of West Hartford, Robert Smedley of New Britain and Shaun Mastroianni of Stonington.You might also like:Bisexual politician wins primary to flip Republican seat in November’s midterms Openly gay Robert Biedroń starts social movement against Polish conservatives John Scott is one of the openly gay candidates running as Republicans in Connecticut. | Photo: John Scott for State Rep/Facebook Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Committing to Equality

first_img The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) has formulated a statement of support for industry organizations to sign on, to affirm their commitment to gender equality in the workplace. Through this Statement of Support, the organization is strengthening its commitment to fostering a culture of equality and respect within the mortgage industry.The statement was formulated by AMDC’s member organizations and includes issues of pay, advancement and cultivating respectful work cultures. It is driven by four key affirmations:Valuing the contributions of all people equally regardless of gender identification or presentation and encouraging equal pay for equal work performedConducting periodic reviews across organizations to evaluate possible areas of bias and implement solutions to remove bias if it exists.Supporting gender equality as a strategic objective by promoting opportunities to elevate the female executive population and thereby increasing the rate of retention, recruitment, and advancement of female employeesSupporting the empowering of emerging female leaders by offering development, training, and mentorship programs in strategic operational functions for future opportunities.”The Gender Equality Statement of Support is the product of AMDC member organizations standing as one to affirm the fundamental rights of women in the workplace,” said Derek Templeton, Executive Director of the AMDC. “Organizational initiatives in 2019 will focus on continued opportunities to leverage the collective voice of the membership in furtherance of our efforts to foster a culture of diversity and inclusiveness within the mortgage industry.”The statement is already gaining the support of organizations within the mortgage industry, which include, Aspen Grove Solutions, Beers Housing, Continental Real Estate Services, Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC, First Allegiance, Five Brothers, The Five Star Institute, JGM Property Group, Landmark, Laudan Properties, National Tax Search, Strategic Venture Partners, and SVN Auction Works.To read the Statement of Support click here. Affirmation AMDC Gender equality industry mortgage 2018-11-05 Radhika Ojha Share Committing to Equalitycenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 5, 2018 577 Views last_img read more

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