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Barbie Wilson Photography(KEY WEST, Fla.) — Two U.S. Navy aviators were recovered from the waters off of Key West, Florida, after their F/A-18 fighter jet crashed during a training flight. Both pilots are receiving medical attention and their status is unknown, an official said.The two-seater F/A-18F was on approach to Boca Chica Field at Naval Air Station Key West when it went down in shallow water about a mile from the runway, a Navy spokesman said.“The mishap occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT,” said Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces Atlantic. “Search and rescue were alerted at 4:37 p.m. and were on the scene by 4:40 p.m.”“Search and rescue efforts recovered the pilot and the weapons system officer, who were aboard the aircraft,” said Hecht.“They were brought to Boca Chica and taken by ambulance to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West,” he added.Hecht said the status of both pilots is unknown.The crash was first reported by eyewitnesses who described a helicopter hovering above a jet lying in the waters off of Key West. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Joe Biden, Robert De Niro latest targets of apparent mail-bomb campaign that included Clinton, Obama
Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro are the latest high-profile figures to be sent explosive devices this week in an apparent mail-bomb campaign that investigators suspect is meant to maim and kill.Everyone who has been sent explosive devices so far is a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, and many of them have been publicly disparaged by the president either at campaign rallies or on Twitter. Investigators have not determined a motive for the mail bombs nor identified any suspects.Two of the menacing packages were sent to Biden and intercepted in Delaware in the latest of the series of 10 mail bombs that law enforcement is responding to with a domestic terrorism investigation, sources told ABC News.Some critics of Trump said he has demonized all of those who have been sent the suspicious parcels, and claim his rhetoric may have inspired the mystery bomb maker or makers.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders bristled at such a suggestion. “The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone, no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice last year,” she said, referring to a shooting in June that seriously wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana.“The idea that this is at the hands of the president is absolutely ridiculous,” the press secretary said.Trump, meanwhile, has said his administration is “extremely angry” about the mail bombs, but he is blaming the media.“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”Former CIA Director John Brennan, whose name was on a packaged mail bomb sent to CNN, responded to Trump’s media criticism, telling the president to “stop blaming others” and “look in the mirror.”“Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful. Clean up your act….try to act Presidential. The American people deserve much better. BTW, your critics will not be intimidated into silence,” Brennan tweeted.A search for where the bomb components were purchasedThe FBI, Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were fanning out across the country to determine where components of the devices were purchased, which may give clues to who is responsible.X-ray photographs of the devices exclusively obtained by ABC News illustrate the critical leads investigators are now pursuing: Each device contained a digital clock, explosive powder, a battery power source and wiring to channel a spark for detonation, sources told ABC News. The devices also included glass as potential shrapnel. None of the devices have exploded, but they had the potential to maim or kill.“The FBI advises the public to remain vigilant and not touch, move or handle any suspicious or unknown packages,” the FBI said in a statement Wednesday evening. “We ask anyone who may have information to contact the FBI.”All the bomb packages were intercepted before reaching their intended targets. It’s not entirely clear whether all of the incidents are linked, but authorities said they fear other bombs may have been sent.Former President Jimmy Carter has been warned to be on alert for suspicious packages being sent to him, his spokeswoman told ABC News.The various bubble-wrapped-lined manila envelopes with computer-printed labels and Forever stamps have been sent to the FBI’s lab in Quantico, Virginia, for further analysis. The devices found inside are also being examined for fingerprints and DNA.It began with a pipe bomb to George SorosThe series of mailed explosives began Monday with the discovery of a pipe bomb in the home mailbox of billionaire philanthropist George Soros in Westchester County, New York. Soros is a Democratic supporter often criticized by right-wing groups.The following day, a package addressed to Hillary Clinton containing an explosive device was intercepted by the Secret Service at a screening facility before it reached her home in the New York City suburb of Chappaqua, also in Westchester County. Former President Bill Clinton was home at the time the package was found.Hillary Clinton, speaking at a campaign event Wednesday in Florida, said, “We are fine, thanks to the men and women of the Secret Service who intercepted the package addressed to us long before it reached our home.”“But it is a troubling time, isn’t it?” she added. “And it’s a time of deep divisions and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together.”A package addressed to former President Barack Obama containing an explosive device was intercepted by the Secret Service early Wednesday morning before it reached his residence in Washington, D.C.Later that morning, a package containing an explosive and suspicious powder was found in the mail room of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, which is home to CNN’s New York headquarters. It was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, though he is an NBC News contributor and has no public ties to CNN.The package addressed to Brennan traveled through the U.S. mail system, two officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News. It arrived at the Radio City post office in midtown Manhattan where it was picked up per normal procedure by a private courier who delivers the mail to the CNN office and other locations, the officials said.The courier then hand-delivered all of CNN’s mail for that day, including the manila envelope with U.S. Postal Service first-class mail Forever stamps, which feature the American flag. That’s how the package wound up in CNN’s screening and sorting mail room, the officials said.There didn’t appear to be any postal markings above of the stamps, which investigators are looking into.Eric Holder, Maxine Waters among the targetsA mail-bomb was sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder with a return address for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida. The package did not reach its intended destination and so was sent to the congresswoman’s address on Wednesday. Authorities do not believe Wasserman Schultz, former head of the Democratic National Committee, was involved in sending any of the packages.Another package containing a device addressed to Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California was found in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. A prior one addressed to Waters was intercepted earlier Wednesday by Capitol Police in Washington, D.C.The two packages sent to Biden, which were intercepted at different postal facilities in Delaware, and the one to De Niro brought the total under investigation into double digits Thursday morning.The package addressed to De Niro was discovered at the actor’s Tribeca Productions film and television company in New York City early Thursday morning. It was removed by police in a bomb-containment vehicle.Bryan Paarmann, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York City, said at a press conference Wednesday that the mailings appear to be political in nature.“The utilization of violence in order to further one’s own political agenda is unacceptable to us,” Paarmann told reporters. “We will turn over every rock, we will turn every corner and we will talk to everybody that we have to in order to mitigate this threat.”On Wednesday, from the White House, Trump said his administration is “extremely angry” about the incidents, adding that “the full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”Democratic leaders noted that most of the people targeted had been ridiculed by Trump.“We listened with great interest to the president’s remarks this afternoon,” the Democratic House and Senate leaders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, said in a joint statement Wednesday. “However, President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence.”“Time and time again, the president has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions: expressing support for the Congressman who body-slammed a reporter, the neo-Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protesters, dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people,” the Democratic leaders wrote.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Frontline operational staff struggle to raise concernsBy Ashleigh Webber on 13 May 2020 in Manufacturing, Health and safety, Latest News, Personnel Today, Grievance, Line managers Shutterstock People who work in frontline operational roles, such as those in construction and manufacturing, are less likely to have access to channels to raise concerns about working practices and issues that matter to them as individuals.This is according to research conducted by Nottingham Business School (NBS), in partnership with the CIPD, that found significant divisions between the “employee voice” in the office and on the shop floor even before the coronavirus pandemic hit.Safe return to workCovid-19 Secure workplaces: the detail for returning to workFirms face legal ‘minefield’ when staff return to workGig workers’ lives at risk by ‘failure to adopt EU health and safety law‘“It’s not just technological issues creating barriers – it’s also existing societal divides such as education, language and gender,” said Daniel King, professor of organisational studies at NBS.“For example, many people in operational workplaces don’t have English as their first language; how do they receive key information and feedback? New divides have also been created; which areas of the business are safe? How do people travel to and from work?“Frontline staff, for most organisations, are mostly likely to be some of the most challenging roles to continue socially distant ways of working and simultaneously are also the ones most likely to not feel able to speak out.”The study was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved a survey of 2,370 employees across the UK, who were asked about their experience of raising concerns at work, while the second phase looked at channels for raising concerns in specific organisations. NBS said the second phase further highlighted the divide between office and operational roles in being able to speak up about problems.Only a quarter of employees said they felt able to freely express themselves at work, while the same proportion admitted they often stayed silent about issues.Work pressure was the most common issue experienced by staff (43%), followed by organisational change (29%).One-on-one meetings with a line manager was the most common channel for employees to raise concerns (62%), while 49% said they could speak about issues during team meetings. Only 17% mentioned trade unions as a channel to raise concerns.More than a fifth (22%) who had raised an issue which felt they had not received enough advice or support from their organisation.The researchers recommended that employees’ issues were “managed upwards” from line managers to more senior managers, and that employers took the time to acknowledge workers’ concerns. They also suggested making more time available for discussion and collaboration.Professor Helen Shipton, also from NBS, said: “The pandemic has created a number of issues that employees in the past may not have felt comfortable taking to their employer about, such as their personal life, family, finance and health circumstances. Workers are differentially impacted by shutdown, including their psychological and emotional wellbeing, and cannot just expect to go back to normal without being able to raise concerns about their workplace being Covid-secure.“If the organisation or particular department has had poor levels of employee voice before the crisis these problems cannot be fixed overnight, particularly in command-and-control cultures, but it is possible to encourage active listening and start to form a culture of collaboration.”Employee relations opportunities on Personnel TodayBrowse more Employee Relations jobs Previous Article Next Article
Tags: Dallin Draper/Delta/Juab/Region 14/Ronnie Walker FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRICE, Utah-Thursday, Region 14 completed its track and field championships at Carbon High School with numerous Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes competing at the peak of their game just in time for the state track and field meet May 18-19 at BYU.The Juab girls won the region crown with 131 points, overpowering host Carbon, who finished second with 116 points. Delta finished in third with 114 points.For the boys, Delta edged Juab 130-126 to take the region title.In the girls’ medley relay, Delta placed second, with Juab taking third.The boys’ medley relay was won by Delta in a time of 3:45.29. In this event, the Rabbits were represented by Derek Smith, Trey Brough, Jaymen Brough, Dax Brough and Jackson Johnson. Juab also qualified, placing fourth.In the girls’ long jump, Ronnie Walker of Juab won the region title with a leap of 17-01.50 feet. Delta’s Ashleee Nielson also qualified in this event.In the girls’ 3200-meter run, Juab’s Maura Williams qualified for the state championship meet by placing third. The boys’ 3200-meter run saw Dason Day of Juab also qualify for state in this event as he finished second overall.In the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Delta’s Savannah Nielson placed second while Natalie Tolbert of Juab placed third and Bridgette Christensen of Delta finished fourth, giving all of these athletes a chance to compete at the state meet in this event.The boys’ 110-meter hurdles Region 14 title was won by Delta’s Jaymen Brough in a time of 15.96 seconds while Macray Stevens of Juab placed second to also qualify in this event.Ronnie Walker of Juab also won the region crown in the girls’ 100-meter dash with Megan Atkinson of Delta placing second.Delta’s Dallin Draper won the boys’ 100-meter dash region title in 11.35 seconds with his teammate, Derek Smith placing second. Juab’s Dylan Vonmotz and Dallan West placed third and fourth, respectively.In the girls’ 4 x 100 relay, Delta took the title by posting a time of 50.95 seconds. The Rabbits starring in this event were Megan Atkinson, Ashlee Nielson, Dani Nielson and Jordyn Nielson. Juab placed second overall in this event.In the boys’ 4 x 100 relay, Delta took second to qualify in this event.In the girls’ 400-meter dash, Bayli Heap of Juab placed third and Delta’s Dani Nielson finished fourth overall.The boys’ 400-meter dash saw a pair of Wasps qualify as Macray Stevens finished second and Brigham Perry placed fourth.The girls’ 300-meter hurdles champion was Delta’s Savannah Nielson in 48.35 seconds, as Adi Nielson of Delta placed second with Juab’s Natalie Tolbert and Krista Nielson placed third and fourth, respectively.The boys’ 300-meter hurdles championship was won by Delta’s Jaymen Brough in 40.60 seconds as Macray Stevens of Juab placed second. Trey Brough of Delta placed fourth overall.The girls’ 800-meter run saw Juab’s LorraLyn Bronson qualify by placing fourth. The boys’ 800-meter run featured Delta’s Dax Brough placing third and his teammate, John McLaws, finishing fourth.Ronnie Walker of Juab secured another region title, placing first in the 200-meter dash in a time of 26.38 seconds. Dani Nielson of Delta fisnished third, with Jordyn Nielson, her teammate, placing fourth.The boys’ 200-meter dash saw Dylan Vonmotz of Juab place second as Oran Finlinson of Delta finished third.In the girls’ 4 x 400 relay, Delta secured the title as the Rabbits posted a time of 4:10.72. The Rabbits in this event were Ashlee Nielson, Quincee Allred, Savannah Nielson and Adi Nielson. Juab placed third overall in the relay.The boys’ 4 x 400 relay saw Delta place second, while Juab finished third.The boys’ long jump saw Delta’s Trey Brough finish third. In the boys’ shot put, Juab’s Reece Darrington took the region title with a toss of 44-03.75 feet. Chase Fowles of Delta placed second overall.The girls’ discus saw Brinley Henrie of Delta place third overall and her teammate, Paityn Callister, finished fourth.Parley Kay won the boys’ javelin title in Region 14 with a toss of 159-02 feet for Juab as Jackson Rowley finished second and Zac Cowan placed fourth, giving this event a Wasps’ flavor to it.Finally, in the girls’ high jump, Lillian Reese of Juab took the region crown with a leap of 5 feet 3 inches, with her teammates, Rhiannon West and Brooklynn Hunter placing third and fourth, respectively. May 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Region 14: Juab Girls, Delta Boys Win Region Track & Field Titles Written by Brad James
IS IT TRUE on August 23, 20117 a group of local citizens will be holding a “Public Safety Appreciation Ceremony” on the steps of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum?IS IT TRUE that the mission of this worthy public event is to “Support Those Who Protect Us” 365-24-7?IS IT TRUE that this newly organized not-for-profit foundation is planning to award thirty (30) $1.000 scholarships to 2018 college bound students of members Evansville Fire Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Office, Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office, Indiana State Police and EMS?IS IT TRUE that in only three (3) days members of this not-for-profit foundation have casually raised almost $7,000 to be used for “First Responders” kids scholarships? …during the next several days members of this newly formed Foundation will be making some exciting announcement concerning details of the August 23, 2017 “Public Safety Appreciation Ceremony” on the steps of the historic Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that members of this Foundation are planning an extremely emotional and patriotic program to be held on the steps of the historic Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at 4:00 PM on August 23, 2017?IS IT TRUE that members of the this Foundation are attempting to bring in a New York ground zero “First Responders” to be the main speaker at this event?IS IT TRUE it’s time that the quiet majority stand up be counted by attending the August 23, 20117 “Public Safety Appreciation Ceremony” on the steps of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum?IS IT TRUE that the newly appointed Communications Director for this Foundation will be releasing detailed information concerning this event later this week?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that it’s time for the general public to pay tribute to our “First Responders”?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Susan Young (nee Shipp), 63, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against cancer. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard. Susan was a proud and devoted mother to Blake, Morgan (Andrew) and Jordan. She is also survived by her mother, Phyllis, siblings Scott, Kimberly, Donna and Pamela, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Susan graduated from Ocean City High School class of 1973 and Glassboro College in 1977 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She was a well-respected and much loved 4th grade teacher at Middle Township Elementary School # 2. Susan will be remembered for her love of life, fashion and the joy she brought to her many friends and family.Her funeral service will be offered Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6 o’clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from 4 o’clock until time of service.In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Middle Township Elementary School # 2, Student Activity Fund, 101 West Pacific Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.Condolences may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com
The Real Bread Campaign plans to recruit more craft bakers to its cause by launching a practical guide on how to cut additives in commercially made loaves.Raising support among craft bakers will be a key responsibility for a new National Lottery-funded campaign co-ordinator, due to be appointed shortly, said campaign founder Andrew Whitley.”We want to reach out to small bakers via a real bread information pack, which will explain the benefits of making bread without additives and with the appropriate amount of fermentation, as well as giving practical hints and recipes,” he said, adding that he hoped to arrange a meeting with the National Association of Master Bakers to discuss the idea.The Real Bread Campaign, run by food and farming charity Sustain, promotes bread made without improvers, that has been fermented for at least four hours. Whitley said craft bakers could join the campaign if only some of their products were made in this way, but would need clear labelling to differentiate ’real’ bread and those made with improvers.
Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen Welcomes New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts For Live Band Debut [Photos]
Load remaining images Good Foot Media Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen quartet kicked of their inaugural North American fall tour on Thursday night with a show at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC. The four-piece rock/jam outfit comprised of Disco Biscuits‘ bassist Brownstein, drummer Marlon Lewis, keyboardist Rob Marscher and guitarist Danny Mayer provided fans with what looked to be a fantastic headlining debut for the jam scene’s newest supergroup project. To make the night even more fun for fans in attendance, the quartet welcomed New Mastersounds’ guitarist Eddie Roberts to play on a mix of songs throughout the performance.Star Kitchen filled their setlist with a selection of old-school covers including James Brown‘s “Soul Power”, Kool & The Gang‘s “Let the Music Take Your Mind”, and even Grant Green’s “Jan Jan” for their encore. Roberts came out to join them for all three songs, and his presence was even teased out by Brownstein via his Twitter showing the New Mastersounds member hanging out with the band prior to the show.Star Kitchen made their live debut back over the summer with a performance during the first weekend of Michigan’s Electric Forest festival. The band is currently scheduled to continue introducing their live material to fans along the east coast with three more shows set for this weekend in Pennsylvania (Friday), Massachusetts (Saturday) and New York City (Sunday). Fans planning on attending the band’s shows should be ready for more special guests, as Star Kitchen will welcome familiar names including Robert Randolph, Lady Alma, Chill Moody and Trey Anastasio Band saxophonist James Casey for Friday night’s show at the Ardmore Music Hall. Addison Groove Project saxophonist Dave Adams will sit in with the band on Saturday at Electric Haze, with Eric Krasno and Snarky Puppy horn players Chris Bullock and Mike “Maz” Maher also set to join in on the fun this Sunday night at Brooklyn Bowl.Fans can warm up for the weekend full of action with Star Kitchen by checking out the band’s final pre-tour practice session in the video below.A full photo gallery from Thursday night’s show can be seen in the images below. Good Foot Media