Go fund to help Hoboken crossing guards

first_imgDear EditorRecently a group of Hoboken residents have started a go fund me page to help Hoboken Crossing guards purchase footwear appropriate for foul weather. The effort raised $4900,slightly more than the $4500 they were seeking. While I applaud this compassionate effort, I think we need to address the underlying issue in that leaves our workers relying on charity for good shoes. We live in one of the richest towns in one of the richest states in one of the richest nations on earth. Our school district is consistently in the top 5 in the state for per pupil spending. In spite of our tremendous wealth, both the city of Hoboken and the School District have refused to agree to a $15 minimum wage for hourly workers.Both entities continue to lavish excessive sums on patronage, contracts to connected individuals, and silly pet projects. People who work a few hours a day as a crossing guard should not make enough to live in the lap of luxury but paying such a meager wage that crossing guards need to rely on charity to obtain good shoes is wrong. Decent, hard working people should be a higher priority than the consultants, the vanity projects, and the patronage. Jersey City, which is by no means as rich as Hoboken has admirably chosen to move toward a $15 minimum hourly wage. We should follow their lead.last_img read more

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Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (12-20)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (12-20)Boys Scores.Batesville  65     Union County  57Oldenburg  55     Waldron  35Taylor  46     Lawrenceburg  45Connersville  44     Greenfield Central  37Lanesville  56     Shawe Memorial  32SW Shelby  56     Morristown  53Girls Scores.Columbus East  51     Batesville  39Rushville  63     North Decatur  34Waldron  61     Knightstown  54SW Shelby  47     Morristown  40Greenfield Central  44     Connersville  29last_img read more

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One step forward, one step back for Uganda at ICC cricket league

first_img Denmark101000–1.296 All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World CupThe 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)  Oman220004+0.892 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRR Standings so far  United States110002+1.080  Uganda211002+0.058center_img  Kenya101000–0.595 SOURCE: Wikepedia.comFULL SCHEDULEFriday, 9 November –  Oman v Kenya, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Denmark, OC Turf 2 – 8.30amSaturday, 10 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Oman v Singapore, OC Turf 2Monday, 12 November –  Kenya v USA, OC Turf 1; Denmark v Singapore, OC Turf 2Tuesday, 13 November – Oman v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Kenya, OC Turf 2Thursday, 15 November – Singapore v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Denmark v USA, OC Turf 2Friday, 16 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Kenya v Singapore, OC Turf 2Sunday, 18 November – Kenya v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Oman v Uganda OC Turf 2Monday, 19 November – Singapore v USA, OC Turf 1RELATED STORIES  Singapore101000–1.260 This was all there was to smile about for Uganda yesterday. Roger Mukasa (right) gives a memento to US captain Saurabh Netravalkar ? @usacricketDay 2 #WCL3 Uganda ??  198/9 vs USA ?? 252/6USA wins by 54 runs Oman ?? 186/6  Singapore ?? 185/9Oman wins by 4 wicketsNext GameTuesday – Oman v Denmark, Uganda v KenyaKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Arnold Otwani again starred for Uganda with the bat, but it was not good enough to stop a rampant USA from winning Saturday’s World Cricket League Division 3 match in Al Amarat, Oman.USA’s opening batsman Monank Patel survived a run-out in just the third ball of the match to score a match-winning 107 as they set Uganda a 253 target that they eventually failed to match. Uganda fell 54 runs off the target, for a one-win, one-defeat start to the tournament.Otwani’s 52 had given Uganda an ideal start to build on, run out after reaching the half-century point with Uganda at 89 for 3, but with no other batsman able to build on this, Steve Tikolo’s boys withered. They eventually concentrated on damage control.“Uganda gave up chasing after the 6th wicket fell at 122/6 in 31 and worked to limit the NRR damage, which they did quite effectively as USA lacked a killer instinct,” said Espncricinfo writer Peter Della Penna.The game earlier had a controversial moment when key bowler Irfan Afridi was removed from the Uganda attack under threat of being no-balled by umpires.Fall of wickets20-1 (RG Mukasa, 6.4 ov), 82-2 (HB Kayondo, 23.5 ov), 89-3 (A Otwani, 24.3 ov), 91-4 (Mohammed Irfan, 25.1 ov), 104-5 (DM Nakrani, 27.6 ov), 122-6 (Riazat Ali Shah, 30.6 ov), 179-7 (RB Patel, 45.2 ov), 180-8 (Bilal Hassun, 46.3 ov), 197-9 (C Waiswa, 49.4 ov)Peter Della Penna concluded by saying, “On the whole, a strong performance for USA led by Monank Patel’s century. Solid spells by Timil Patel with 3 for 28 and Netravalkar with 2 for 33 as well. USA moves to 1-0 and has a day off before taking on Kenya. Uganda goes level at 1-1 but crucially did not take a severe net run rate hit that looked very probable at the 31-over mark.”Uganda had started the tournament on a bright note Friday, beating lower ranked Denmark.Up next, in a must-win game now for Uganda, is KENYA! Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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TS Karen Forms, Puerto Rico in the Cone

first_imgTropical Storm Karen has formed just north of Venezuela and is expected to take a northward path away from South America toward Puerto Rico.South Florida and the Bahamas are not in the cone of concern. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK———————-At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karen waslocated near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 61.7 West. Karen ismoving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward thenorthwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn towardthe north on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Karenwill move away from the Windward Islands later today, and thenacross the eastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Monday. On Tuesday,Karen is expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km),primarily in squalls to the east of the center.The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches). As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Storm Karen had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west-northwest at 13 mph about 30 miles north of Grenada and 65 miles south-southeast of St. Vincent. Tropical Storm Karen formed Sunday morning and is projected to threaten Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while a yet another tropical wave off the coast of Africa could become a tropical depression as well. WATCHES AND WARNINGS——————–CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islandsand Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra.The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Tropical StormWatch for the British Virgin Islands.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Trinidad and Tobago* Grenada and its dependencies* St. Vincent and the GrenadinesA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…* U.S. Virgin Islands* Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra* British Virgin IslandsA Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area.A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor theprogress of Karen.For storm information specific to your area, please monitorproducts issued by your national meteorological service. SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…12.5N 61.7WABOUT 30 MI…45 KM N OF GRENADAABOUT 65 MI…105 KM SSW OF ST. VINCENTMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES BULLETINTropical Storm Karen Advisory Number 2NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL1220191100 AM AST Sun Sep 22 2019…KAREN BRINGING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OFTHE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS…last_img read more

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Nominations Open For Boss Of The Year Award

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston ChamberOlympia, Washington – The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its third annual Boss of the Year award.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.“With the challenging economy impacting organizations everywhere, leaders are making the difference between whether an organization barely survives or actually thrives”, said Reid Bates, Chair of the Thurston County Chamber and owner of Express Employment Professionals.  “This award is a great way for bosses to be recognized by their teams and the Chamber and for their examples to be shared across the community”, says Bates.Once again, Saint Martin’s University business students will play an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Nominations for the “Boss of the Year” award will be accepted through October 26th.  You may mail, fax or send via email to the Chamber office.  The award recipients will be announced on December 12 at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. For more information about the “Boss of the Year” competition, contact David Schaffert at [email protected]  or Reid Bates  at [email protected] a Nomination Form please visit www.thurstonchamber.com Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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