As a retired risk management professional, I can assure you that proper risk management procedures and systems can go a long way in protecting children, teachers, and others in our schools.Here are some examples:1) Control all entrance doors. This may require armed security, metal detection devices and random checks of back packs and packages.2) Isolate threats using sliding hallway gates, fog sprays, door locks, etc. 3) Maintain lock-down procedures that provide refuge areas not easily breached.4) Maintain a monitored camera system that will make it possible to spot a weapon instantly.5) Maintain a highly trained, but completely anonymous inside team of armed employees. No one knows who they are or where they are. Israel has had armed people in schools for decades.Nothing can eliminate 100 percent of all incidents. But good risk management can limit losses. Pretending that gun control alone will do that is a serious mistake. We must start providing a higher level of protection in our schools.James PavoldiDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Local movie theater operators react to green lightSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Louis Christopher is managing director of SQM Research. Renovated with swish style Dream home for sale until it’s not More homes at risk of default Asking prices across the combined capital cities for houses rose 10.1 per cent over the year to August 1, but fell 1.2 per cent in July.Unit asking prices increased 4.8 per cent over the year, while rising 0.3 per cent last month.Sellers in Brisbane boosted their asking prices for houses by a more modest 0.3 per cent during the month and 0.1 per cent for units. Homeowners are holding off until Spring selling season, judging by the latest property listing figures. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Listings activity in the property market is viewed as an indicator of market strength and future pricing.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoSQM managing director Louis Christopher said there was some seasonality in the figures, which contributed to the drop in listings. “For example, June had an extra weekend while July did not,” Mr Christopher said.“That can make a big difference as each Friday there are several new property listings that enter the market, and so we think June listings were overinflated by this fact.“We also probably saw more first home buyers enter the market in July, with Victoria and NSW introducing grants for first homebuyers from July 1, which will keep up demand on property and prices.” The number of homes listed for sale in July dropped, according to SQM Research.HOMEOWNERS are sitting on the sidelines and waiting until Spring to sell their properties with the number of dwellings listed for sale plummeting in July.Figures released by SQM Research reveal national property listings dropped 5.1 per cent during the traditionally quiet midwinter month, after rising 3 per cent in June, with stock levels down in all capital cities.Hobart led the drop at 10.5 per cent, followed by Melbourne.In Brisbane there were 29,404 properties on the market last month — a drop of 5.2 per cent — but the city still had the most homes listed for sale of any capital city.
Cheniere Energy Partners has entered into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement with Petronas LNG, a unit of Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas.Under the agreement, Petronas LNG would purchase around 1.1 million tonnes LNG per annum from Cheniere’s subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction on a free on board basis.The deal is for a term of 20 years following the date of first commercial delivery for the sixth natural gas liquefaction train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project.“This 20-year agreement with Sabine Pass Liquefaction continues our momentum on Train 6, where early engineering, procurement, and site preparation activities have recently commenced ahead of a final investment decision. We expect this SPA to support our continued progress toward a final investment decision in 2019,” Jack Fusco, Chairman, President and CEO of Cheniere Partners, said.The SPA is subject to certain conditions precedent, including but not limited to Sabine Pass Liquefaction making a final investment decision to construct Train 6 of the SPL Project.
The Twisters lose to The Shiners 16-3 0n Friday (4-17) at Rising Sun.OA 0003 00 3 2 5RS (12)22 0x 16 8 2OA Hitting: Chase Hogg 0-2, bb, run; Michael Hoff 1-2, run; Will Yunger 0-0, hbp; Zach Wegman 1-2, rbi; Abe Peetz 0-0, bb; Zach West 0-0, run, 2 bb; Glenn Geraci 0-1, bb.OA Pitching: Matt Sedler .2 IP, 7 runs, 2 earned, 1 hit, 5 bb, 0 k Loss.Michael Hoff .1 IP, 5 runs, 4 earned, 3 hits, 2 bb.Zach Wegman .2 IP, 2 earned runs, 3 hits, bb, k.Jordan Stenger 2 IP, 2 earned runs, 1 hit, 2 bb, 2 k.Hunter Sullivan .1IP, 0 runs, bb.Twisters lose to Eagles in doubleheader on Saturday (4-8)-Game 1.JCD 400 034 3 14 9 4OA 003 000 1 4 8 2OA Hitting: Chase Hogg 1-3, bb; Adam Huber 2-4, run, rbi, sb; Zach Wegman 1-4; Michael Hoff 0-3, run, bb; Matt Sedler 1-3; Dalton Mooney 2-3; Abe Peetz 0-1, run, bb; Will Yunger 1-1, run.OA Pitching: Michael Hoff 4.2 IP, 7 runs, 6 earned, 4 hits, 4 bb, 3 , hbp Loss.Jordan Stenger 2 IP, 7 runs, 6 earned, 5 hits, 7 bb, 3 k, hbp.Zach West .1IP, 0 runs, 0 hits.OA vs. Jac-Cen-Del-Game 2.JCD 100 052 1 9 11 1OA 001 001 2 4 6 2OA Hitting: Adam Huber 1-3, run, bb, sb; Chase Hogg 1-3, bb, sb; Matt Sedler 2-4, run, double; Hunter Sullivan 1-3, bb, rbi; Michael Hoff 1-3; Dalton Mooney 0-0, bb; Glenn Geraci 0-1, 2 runs, bb, hbp.OA Pitching: Hunter Sullivan 4 IP, 5 runs, 4 earned, 5 hits, 3 bb, 1 k Loss.Zach Wegman 2.1 IP, 3 earned runs, 5 hits, bb.Abe Peetz .2 IP, 1 earned run, 1 hit, bb, k.Twisters Varsity record: 1-3. Next Game: April 11th vs. Southwestern Shelbyville.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.
William Isaac Knox, of Brookville, was born on May 6, 1937 in Georgetown, Kentucky a son to Ike and Edith Mae Taylor Knox. He enjoyed being a dairy man for almost 50 years.On Monday, October 29, 2018 at the age of 81, he passed away at the Waters of Batesville. Survivors include his daughters, Charlet Jackson of Pulaski, TN, Patricia (James) Stutzman of Odon, IN, Beverly Manning of Richmond, and Anna (Shannon) Kister of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Ronnie (Kathy) Knox and Donnie (Salley) Knox, both of Cincinnati, OH and Ike Knox of Butler, KY; 4 sisters, Becky, Sue, Shirley and Esther, and special friend, Jill Banning Taylor. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Jo Parker and 9 siblings. In honor of William’s wishes, cremation will take place and no public services will be held. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Memorial contributions can be directed to a charity of choice. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William Knox.
(BBC) – BARCELONA are to give a sponsor naming rights to the Nou Camp for the first time and donate all the revenue to fighting coronavirus.Barca’s stadium – which is known as Camp Nou in Catalan – has never had another name since opening in 1957.The La Liga champions have given the title rights to the Barca Foundation, who will find a sponsor for 2020-21.“Revenue will be used to fund research projects and the worldwide fight against the pandemic,” the club said.“FC Barcelona and the Barca Foundation consider it a necessity that at this time of humanitarian crisis, the institution should use all its resources to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences.”Spain is one of only four countries in the world to have more than 20,000 coronavirus-related deaths to date.Barcelona did not have a shirt sponsor until 2010 when they signed a deal with the Qatar Foundation, although charity Unicef had appeared on their shirts from 2006.
Joy Ofodu, a sophomore majoring in communication, said she thinks the fundraising was used well.“There’s nothing not to like about the new Annenberg building,” Ofodu said. “It’s amazing. It was incredible to be given this sort of gift. It’s really impressive, and I definitely think the fundraising was well put.”According to the Council for Aid to Education, USC ranked third last year in fundraising successes, bested only by Harvard and Stanford.USC has been able to perform well over the years because of the efficient infrastructure of Advancement Services. It ranges from local sources abroad to international resources.The team has built up a fundraising staff of 450 members, double the amount of staff from when the Campaign started.Tracey Vanich, vice president for Advancement Services, said the department will be even more determined during its final $2 billion push.”That’s really the biggest thing: boots on the ground, going out, making visits and contacting people . . . But we’re going to be doing even more of that now for the next $2 billion of the campaign.”The School of Cinematic Arts and the Athletics Department have already surpassed their campaign goals, and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and Sol Price School of Public Policy are at 70 percent completion or higher in their own campaign efforts.Parents and alumni are a huge help to the campaign, donating a total of almost $3 billion to campaign efforts.Around 280,000 donors have made campaign gifts to date, with about 89 percent of those donors offering gifts less than $1,000.“I think part of this story is not always the transformational gifts, but what we always like to say is, ‘Look, there’s a lot of smaller gifts that make up the success of this campaign,’” Vranich said. “I think that gets lost sometimes when you hear all of these big gift announcements, but that’s a really good impact story for the Campaign.”Nerses Aposhian, a 2014 graduate, donated because he wanted to give back to the school he went to so it could continue to grow.“I wanted to be a part of something bigger,” Aposhian said. “My contribution was less than .1 percent of the campaign, but I did feel like if there are individuals like myself that can’t give much but can give what they want or what they can, I think that can raise not only a lot of money, but it also shows that it’s not only the wealthy that fund this campaign. It’s people just like you and I that want to be a part of something bigger that want to continue this tradition and that want to see USC excel beyond what it already has in the last 125 plus years.”The medical enterprise is going to be a top priority for the Campaign over the next two years in order to foster technological advancements in human health. In the Campaign, $1.5 billion has already been raised for health sciences.Six major gifts, along with collective contributions of smaller donations, have allowed the Keck School of Medicine to improve medical education, research and patient care efforts.“This extraordinary support is a tremendous vote of confidence in the work we do every day at USC,” Nikias said in a statement released by USC News. “It reflects the passion of our wider community and its immense desire to see the University’s scholarly and creative work benefit society.”When USC reaches the $6 billion mark the Campaign efforts will not stop.In the long term, the Campaign fund is set to increase USC’s average annual fundraising efforts. Before the campaign began, USC averaged about $284 million a year. According to Advancement Services, USC has been averaging in the $800 million range annually for several years of the current fundraising campaign.“I think when we finish that $6 billon, what we want to be able to say is, ‘Now what is the new normal?’” Vranich said. “There is always at a university like this, ‘What is the next project, what is the next big transformational [project], what faculty members do we want or what do we want to do with research?’ Every single dollar that comes in here counts towards the campaign — it doesn’t matter where it goes, but it all counts.”Sebastian Vega contributed to this report. As of Summer 2015, more than $4.5 billion of President C.L. Max Nikias’s $6 billion fundraising the Campaign for the University of Southern California has been raised. The campaign is projected by USC’s Advancement Services to reach the $6 billion mark by 2018’s fiscal year.Advancement Services has made major advancements in academic endowment for students and faculty, building projects and capital. The Campaign is aimed at giving the fundraised money back to the students by funding aspects that will increase their quality of education.Currently, 52 percent of the money raised has gone toward academic priorities for an improved learning experience, 34 percent toward endowment to attract esteemed faculty and fund scholarships for students and 14 percent toward capital.The campaign has already made a significant impact on campus, with projects such as the Wallis Annenberg Hall and the upcoming Village at USC.
Valeria Salazar walked toward the bench and fixed the score on the scoreboard. She sat down, grabbed her apple and took a bite. Composed and relaxed, Salazar focused on what lied ahead. She walked back onto the court ready to serve after pulling ahead 4-1 in the second set.Salazar jumped ahead 5-2, and on match point, a well-fought rally ended when Columbia’s Rima Asatrian’s shot landed just past the baseline. Asatrian let out a moan and dropped her racket. The two met at the net and shook hands, as Salazar let out a big smile.“I just kept hitting my shots, trying to move her,” Salazar said. “I noticed she wasn’t moving very well, so it was easy for me to be in control of the point.”Syracuse (1-0) won its first meet of the season against No. 58 Columbia University (1-2) by a score of 4-3 on Friday afternoon at Drumlins Country Club and it was the junior leading the young team.Within 30 minutes of starting, Gabriela Knutson and Dina Hegab took home the first doubles match, 6-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second doubles match, Salazar and senior Anna Shkudun took a 4-3 lead over Columbia’s Asatrian and Alexandra Solovyev. With the match coming close, Salazar took hold of the ball, threw it in the air and connected with her racket. The ball descended quickly, bouncing off the net, resulting in a fault.Shkudun walked over to Salazar, who seemed a bit discouraged, high-fived her and gave her words of encouragement. Salazar went back to her spot, took a deep breath and muttered the words, “Go Orange.”On the following play, an ace flew right by Columbia’s top duo. The Orange took momentum, winning its fifth and sixth games back-to-back. The win gave Syracuse its first point in the meet.“I’ve played a couple times before with her, so I think we’re feeling really comfortable to play together,” Shkudun said. “And today was just the next match for us.”In the singles matches, Salazar took home the first win and paved the way for Hegab and Knutson to follow. Even while Salazar had a healthy 6-3, 4-1 lead over her opponent, the nerves kicked in.“I was actually a little bit nervous on closing,” Salazar said, “so I tried to be more vocal and cheer more for my teammates and myself, and that gets me going. I play better that way.”Salazar is one of just two returning players that played in the first meet of the season. She’s been on the team longer than Younes Limam, who is in his second season as head coach.The inexperienced Orange felt some nerves Friday, but it wasn’t apparent in its win against a ranked opponent as Salazar made her presence known.“(Salazar) played unbelievable tennis,” Limam said. “… She’s not the loudest out there, but she leads by example.” Comments Published on January 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+
Tyrone Crawford could face discipline at the start of the upcoming season.The Cowboys defensive captain was involved in a scuffle earlier this month at Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City, Florida, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday. Buccaneers hiring 2 female assistant coaches A video obtained by the outlet shows a 6-4, 280-pound Crawford fighting off a team of bouncers and several police officers at the bar on March 15. It remains unclear how the altercation began. Witnesses claimed Crawford “bull rushed his way through two cops and aggressively put his hands on two officers” while they were trying to arrest someone. Related News However, Crawford was not arrested and has not been charged with a crime, though the NFL is investigating the incident.Although it’s blurry, here’s video from the incident at Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City involving Tyrone Crawford pushing several officers#DallasCowboys (@1053TheFan @RJChoppy @FishSports) pic.twitter.com/clHSEh0wbD— 🆃🆁🅾🆈 🅷🆄🅶🅷🅴🆂 ™️ (@TommySledge) March 19, 2019Crawford, 29, would be a first-time offender should the league opt to hand down a punishment.