Safety vest – EZ Life 001 http://ez-life-001.net/ Thu, 26 May 2022 22:22:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ez-life-001.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-17-120x120.png Safety vest – EZ Life 001 http://ez-life-001.net/ 32 32 Tips to make your trips easier https://ez-life-001.net/tips-to-make-your-trips-easier/ Thu, 26 May 2022 22:22:05 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/tips-to-make-your-trips-easier/ by Central Oregon Daily News Sources | Thursday, May 26, 2022 The summer travel season kicks off in earnest Friday with Memorial Day weekend. The Oregon Department of Transportation has some tips for planning ahead so you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time stuck in traffic. Here is ODOT’s summer travel […]]]>

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The summer travel season kicks off in earnest Friday with Memorial Day weekend. The Oregon Department of Transportation has some tips for planning ahead so you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time stuck in traffic.

Here is ODOT’s summer travel release.

  • Check your route on TripCheck.com. We’ve added more cameras showing road conditions, more real travel times, look for cones on our construction projects, and striped lines to see road and construction information from local partners.
  • Plan ahead. Major events like the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, July 15-24, may cause delays on Interstate 5. Watch for message signs warning of congestion. Slow down and watch out for other travelers who may not be familiar with our national highways.

RELATED: No parking, camping fees at Oregon State Parks on June 4

  • Driving electric? Expect improved EV charging stations along major highways such as I-5, I-84, and US 101. Some chargers on these highways are part of the West Coast Electric Highway network and now have improved plug types that can connect to more EV models. You can spot the new chargers by their orange colored stickers.
  • Construction is everywhere. Road and bridge construction happens year-round in Oregon, but paving needs good weather, so big projects happen in the summer. Discover our Project monitoring and see what’s next. Check TripCheck for any delays in ongoing projects. Watch for the orange, slow down around work areas, and help everyone get home safely.
    • Use extra caution around chip buckets. This lower cost method of paving extends the life of the road, but slows it down because there may be loose rock around that can fly off and break windows or chip paint.
    • To make it easier for Oregonians and the thousands of visitors expected for the World Championships in Athletics to travel, some construction and maintenance projects will be suspended for three weeks in July.

22 Deschutes Nat’l Forest campgrounds closed due to snow

  • Rules of the road. Know what to expect on the roads of Oregon. The Go beyond the law indicates that you must change lanes if an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road with flashing emergency lights. If you can’t change lanes, slow down. ODOT Incident Responders are on the road to respond to incidents with other first aid partners. Have you been riding for a while? Find out about the rules of Oregon Driver’s Handbook 2022-2023.
  • Improved access to waterfall corridor. The much-loved Waterfall Corridor on the historic Columbia River Highway can be visited by bike, bus, or tour. If you are driving in your personal vehicle, you will need a Timed Use Permit from May 24 to September 5 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Permits are available online for a $2 transaction fee. A limited number of same-day permits (no charge) are available in person at several locations in the area. More information about transportation options and permits.
  • Forest fires. Debris cleanup from devastating 2020 wildfires complete, but some of them road repairs continue this summer. Expect delays to OR 224, OR 22, OR 126 and OR 138 as crews continue to clear rocks and debris on the highway, repair fire-damaged roads, remove dangerous trees and reseed with native plants, and repave. OU 224 is open but most recreation areas remain closed and there are several work areas.
    • Last year in Oregon, cars were the number one source of wildfires during the summer. Do your part to prevent them. If you must leave the road, stay on hard surfaces and avoid dry grass. Never, ever throw a lit cigarette or other burning material out of your vehicle.
    • If you find yourself in a smoky area, turn on your headlights so others can see you.
  • Be ready. Make sure your vehicle is in good working order before you leave. Check your coolant, hoses and tires. Have emergency supplies in your vehicle. Food, water, extra medicine, first aid kit, paper road map, phone charger, jumper cables, safety vest and flashlight can all come in handy during your travel.

Know before you go and travel safely wherever you go and however you choose to get there.

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Building dreams for a Chelsea kid https://ez-life-001.net/building-dreams-for-a-chelsea-kid/ Wed, 25 May 2022 00:19:52 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/building-dreams-for-a-chelsea-kid/ A YOUNG boy who dreams of working in construction helps on a level crossing demolition site. Four-year-old Kai frequently takes his mother to Chelsea station to see how the station’s work is progressing. The young man came so often that the team brought him in to help with traffic control on the trail. The LXRP […]]]>

A YOUNG boy who dreams of working in construction helps on a level crossing demolition site.

Four-year-old Kai frequently takes his mother to Chelsea station to see how the station’s work is progressing. The young man came so often that the team brought him in to help with traffic control on the trail.

The LXRP team presented Kai with a helmet and safety vest to commemorate his efforts.

Kai’s mother, Patchara, says her son is obsessed with construction work. “The diggers for the trenches and the big cranes used, he just thinks those are the coolest things,” she said. “He talks about it every day and tells me he’s gone to work on the site. The traffic controllers have been so nice to him as well as the other workers who always say hello to him. He loved having the works so close to his home and told everyone he worked for the railroad crossing removal project.

The final touches to the rebuilding of Chelsea Station are being applied. The project should be completely finished soon.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 25th May 2022

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As the weather warms, kayakers remind people of water safety tips https://ez-life-001.net/as-the-weather-warms-kayakers-remind-people-of-water-safety-tips/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:03:00 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/as-the-weather-warms-kayakers-remind-people-of-water-safety-tips/ AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study found that adult males account for an overwhelming majority of drownings. The study cites ‘overconfidence’ as the main reason, but the Army Corps of Engineers says water safety matters no matter who you are – because everywhere there is a plan. water, there is […]]]>

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study found that adult males account for an overwhelming majority of drownings.

The study cites ‘overconfidence’ as the main reason, but the Army Corps of Engineers says water safety matters no matter who you are – because everywhere there is a plan. water, there is a risk.

Now that boating and kayaking are picking up as the summer season approaches, a local kayaking business says it’s crucial to take steps to stay safe.

Jeremy McRae has been kayaking for over a decade and, according to him, over the past few years more and more people seem interested in getting in the water.

“It’s taken off pretty well for the past six years, but especially the last two or three years. Especially with COVID, I mean kayaking just took off in this area,” he said.

But less experience comes with more risk.

“It brings in a lot of new people who never grew up doing that, so they don’t know the water very well they don’t know, you know the boats. They don’t know the rules, the regulations there- down,” McRae said. “They don’t know about security.”

He advises beginners never to go it alone, but he says no matter the skill level there is one crucial step, bring a whistle and a life jacket.

“You always want to have a life jacket, no matter how comfortable you are swimming,” McRae said. “If you haven’t done it much, make sure you put on a life jacket.”

And that rule applies to any aquatic activity on any body of water, as David Quebedeaux, a ranger with the Army Corps of Engineers said, there is always a risk of drowning.

“Drownings can happen anywhere,” Quebedeaux said. “It could happen in a lake, a river, a swimming pool, it could happen in a ditch next to your house.”

Last year there were 62 drownings in the state of Georgia. Eight of these are at Army Corps of Engineer parks, with the majority being at Lake Thurmond in Clark’s Hill. And a lot of that could be because people are challenging themselves to swim to the buoys.

“If they can, they feel pretty good about themselves, but if you can’t drown, and if you’re not ready to swim, you’re not ready to survive. Make sure you know how to swim, make sure you have a life jacket,” Quebedeaux said.

Whether swimming, boating or kayaking, safety is essential. McRae says accidents are rare, but as the old saying goes: it’s better to be safe than sorry.

“You have to have this life jacket all the way, it’s about keeping your nose and mouth above the surface of the water,” Quebedeaux said.

“At the end of the day, we do it because we love it and we don’t want anyone getting hurt on our boats,” McRae said.

McRae said kayakers can take other steps to stay safe.

McCrea and Quebedeaux said there are other measures to take safely this summer when you’re out on the water.

Along with wearing a life jacket, McRae said kayakers should always keep a whistle and a cell phone nearby. Also, avoid high traffic boat areas, always hit the waves at an angle, keep your body straight up and down, stay close to the water’s edge, avoid areas called strainers which are jammed with logs and trees, don’t drink or kayak. , and avoid running after equipment and wildlife.

Quebedeaux said to always wear a life jacket, bring plenty of soft drinks to drink, and don’t try to swim to the buoys, especially not without a life jacket.

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Tama County Supervisors Keep Wind Ordinance As Written | News, Sports, Jobs https://ez-life-001.net/tama-county-supervisors-keep-wind-ordinance-as-written-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 21 May 2022 05:20:40 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/tama-county-supervisors-keep-wind-ordinance-as-written-news-sports-jobs/ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO – The Tama County Against Turbines group collected signatures on a petition calling for a moratorium on wind power over the past month. With the demand for a moratorium looming, the Tama County Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) moved from a point of discussion to a point of action at the last Supervisory […]]]>

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO – The Tama County Against Turbines group collected signatures on a petition calling for a moratorium on wind power over the past month.

With the demand for a moratorium looming, the Tama County Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) moved from a point of discussion to a point of action at the last Supervisory Board meeting on Monday.

The local Tama County Against Wind Turbines coalition – which formed over a month ago in opposition to Apex Clean Energy’s proposed Winding Stairs Wind project in the county – was present in the audience as it was during of the supervisors’ meeting every Monday since April 25. , filling the hall to capacity in order to hear what the overseers had planned.

Supervisor Larry Vest opened the 10 a.m. agenda item “Reconsideration of Amendment Number 1 to Zoning Ordinance VI.1 of 2010”.

“We spent a lot of time working on it and thinking about it. We met our lawyer [Carlton Salmons, Heartland Insurance Risk pool attorney]Region Six and a few other organizations and reviewed our [WECS] prescriptions and thought they were fine. I cannot and do not want to risk financial loss. I would move to reaffirm our ordinances on wind energy conversion,” he said.

Vest’s motion to reaffirm the WECS ordinance was seconded by supervisor Bill Faircloth and then unanimously approved by the board.

PHOTO BY RUBY F. BODEKER At its last meeting, the Tama County Board of Supervisors voted to keep the wind power ordinance as written despite calls for a moratorium.

The board action was met with a swift response from members of Tama County Against Turbines, including Richard Arp and Kathy Krafka Harkema.

“The audience is very disappointed and our band is very disappointed with what you just did,” Arp said.

“Tama County Against Turbines wants to publicly state that it strongly opposes your decision today,” Harkema said. “We are extremely disappointed that you did not listen to the more than 800 people who signed our petition calling for the Tama County ordinances to be updated. You admitted that the ordinances were first written in 1998 , then approved again in 2010.”

Vest then cut Harkema.

“Bad,” Vest said.

Harkema then continued with his statement.

“That’s right Larry, we understand they were first created in 1998 and you re-approved them in 2010 and you re-approved them today without public consideration,” Harkema said. . “You admitted that you didn’t do any research on other [counties’ WECS ordinances]. We have provided you with examples… We are volunteers and we conduct our research in the best interests of the public safety of the people of Tama County. Yet you cannot accept the request of the public to even take the time to consider making changes to the ordinances, and the first thing you do when you walk into that public meeting, you make a motion and you [Faircloth] accompany it with your signed easement and your conflict of interest.

Vest pushed back against the notion of conflict of interest, referring to the fact that Faircloth did not sign to have a turbine on his property but signed an easement with the company behind Salt Creek Wind Farm – currently under development in the central parts of the county and separated from Apex – for its phase two project with other landowners in the area.

At last week’s board meeting, Vest explained that the board had sought advice from his attorney, Salmons, on whether Faircloth’s easement with Salt Creek constituted a conflict of interest.

Salmons informed council that this would only be considered so if Faircloth was the only landowner to sign such an easement.

“How do you live with yourself, and how can you look at all these people in the room who are going to look this in the eye online and say you’re doing the right thing for all citizens?” Harkema asked the three council members.

“We didn’t carry that out,” said chairman Dan Anderson – a response quickly met with several “yes, you did” comments from members of the public in attendance.

Anderson said board members spoke with several people about the wind moratorium request, including Tama County Zoning Administrator Todd Apfel.

Despite Tama County’s repeated pleas against the turbines, Apfel has not attended any of the supervisors’ meetings since the first meeting the coalition attended on April 25. Anderson said the board did not ask Apfel to attend the May 16 meeting because the board did. not feel that it was necessary for him to be there.

“Our coalition is growing and we will continue to do what is right for the people of Tama County,” Harkema said. “This is a defining moment in the history of Tama County that will affect all of us here in this room now. [and] for the rest of our lives and future generations. You can be assured that we will do everything legally possible to defend the rights of Tama County taxpayers – for their public health and their public safety.

After thanking the supervisors for their time, Arp provided the coalition’s final comments: “As a landlord who doesn’t want a wind tower, I continually hear you say you need to protect my property rights. I don’t feel like you are protecting my property rights, representing me, and doing the right thing for me.

Arp’s closing statement was met with several “and me!” responses from the audience.

Revelations of the working session

Prior to the official 9:30 a.m. start of the May 16 board meeting, an hour-long working session took place in which Arp, Harkema and fellow coalition member Kathy Wilson sat down. are addressed to supervisors from the public for their continued demand for a moratorium on the winds.

Anderson began the working session with a statement that supervisors would allow comments on WECS orders during the working session rather than as an agenda item due to the coalition not was not called to be on the agenda on time – a fact that Tama County members against the turbines disputed.

The three coalition members spent considerable time trying to discern what the 10 a.m. agenda item set for later in the meeting would entail.

“Stick around and we’ll discuss the [WECS] prescription,” Anderson replied at one point.

Arp then asked if Tama County District Attorney Brent Heeren would be present during the agenda item, to which Anderson said no.

It was later revealed through Arp’s continued questioning that Heeren had recently received a letter from a law firm representing Salt Creek.

“We received a letter sent through Brent Heeren to the Supervisory Board of a West Des Moines law firm representing Salt Creek. [The letter indicated] if [we] go forward [with a wind moratorium]we’ll see you in court – I summed that up,” Vest said.

Vest further explained that the company threatened to sue the county if it enforced a moratorium, but the letter made no mention of what would happen if the county tried to update the WECS ordinance itself without implement a moratorium.

Supervisors then told coalition members that they had received a few calls and letters in recent days in support of Apex’s Winding Stairs Wind project. Coalition members went on to point out that their group – opposed to further industrial wind development – ​​currently numbers in the hundreds.

“We have repeatedly indicated and the public has agreed that Tama County ordinances need to change. Many things have changed [since first written]”Wilson said.

“As far as property rights are concerned, it is essential to ensure that wind turbine setbacks are measured from a property line, not just a house. This is important to help protect the rights of non-participating landowners,” Arp said before asking council to consider the increased height of modern turbines since the WECS order was written.

Wilson asked Vest if in the 27 years he had worked as Tama County Supervisor, if he had ever seen so many people attend their meetings since Tama County Against Wind Turbines first asked a wind moratorium on April 25. Vest replied no.

In response to a request for comment, Chris Behrens of Tama County Against Turbines provided the following statement: “Nothing changes. We will continue to educate the public about the dangers of living in an industrial turbine factory. We will also continue to lobby the county government to change ordinances that protect the rights, health and safety of everyone – not just the pocketbook of a small group.


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High Court finds breach of Bill of Rights in police shooting https://ez-life-001.net/high-court-finds-breach-of-bill-of-rights-in-police-shooting/ Tue, 17 May 2022 04:13:00 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/high-court-finds-breach-of-bill-of-rights-in-police-shooting/ The High Court has awarded a man $20,000 in compensation after finding his right to be treated with humanity and respect was violated when he was accidentally shot dead by police. Hastings man Iriheke Pere, then 33, was lying face down, obedient and subdued after his arrest, when he was shot in the back by […]]]>

The High Court has awarded a man $20,000 in compensation after finding his right to be treated with humanity and respect was violated when he was accidentally shot dead by police.

Hastings man Iriheke Pere, then 33, was lying face down, obedient and subdued after his arrest, when he was shot in the back by a member of the police’s Armed Offenders Squad in August 2013.

His lawyer, Eric Forster, took the case to the High Court seeking compensation for a breach of the New Zealand Rights Act 1990.

Forster argued that the shooting violated Section 23(5) of the Bill of Rights, which states that “everyone deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the person.”

High Court Judge Francis Cooke agreed a breach of the Bill of Rights had occurred, saying it did not matter that the shooting was accidental and not deliberate.

He said the officer who fired, known as Officer Z4, failed to observe minimum firearm safety standards.

The judge also said there were “systemic” failings in the conduct of the AOS at the time, as well as a general lack of standards, demonstrated by the fact that Agent Z4 and others had loaded the wrong type of bullets into their .223 M4 Bushmaster. guns.

Agent Z4’s rifle was loaded with practice rounds because, contrary to protocol, they had not been replaced with standard rounds after the last training exercise.

Training rounds are designed to disintegrate into tiny pieces on impact, to minimize damage to anything they hit.

“In this instance, that particular failure may have saved Mr Pere’s life,” Judge Cooke said.

The court heard that Officer Z4’s rifle, held in a sling, grazed his pistol holster, releasing the safety. As he moved forward to help lift Pere off the ground, a loop of his safety vest caught on the trigger and the rifle discharged.

Pere was taken to hospital with shrapnel from the disintegrated bullet in his back, chest and neck, and suffering from blood loss, a collapsed lung and blood vessel damage. He was hospitalized for a month.

The judge said Agent Z4 only received a conditional pass from an AOS screening course in 2010 and was supposed to have received additional one-on-one training, but that did not happen.

Judge Cooke said officer Z4 failed to meet minimum gun safety standards in at least two respects – by not discharging his gun or handing it to another officer before approaching Pere, and by not obeying the “cardinal rule” that a loaded gun should always be pointed away from people.

Forster had sought $250,000 in compensation for his client, based on penalties imposed under health and safety laws.

However, the judge agreed with Crown attorney Austin Powell that the Health and Safety Act did not apply, had a different legislative purpose and that penalties imposed under it did not apply. were not relevant.

The judge awarded $20,000 in compensation, based on amounts awarded in other human rights cases.

Constable Z4 was charged with reckless use of a firearm causing injury after the shooting, but was acquitted by a jury in Napier District Court in 2016.

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BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is relaunching its BASF Safety Scouts program in 2022, bringing the successful initiative back for a second season in support of farm safety for children and their families.

Last year’s initiative was a great success and sparked the interest of farm families from coast to coast, including:

– More than 2,000 BASF Safety Scout kits requested and distributed in 2021.
– 564 Canadian communities were reached, with families from nine provinces signing up for the kits.

BASF’s Safety Scouts program engages young children in a fun and interactive way by inviting them to act as safety ambassadors on the family farm. Two thousand BASF Safety Scout kits will be offered free this season to farm families across Canada while supplies last.

“At BASF, we believe in supporting the long-term health and safety of Canada’s farming communities, a value shared by our network of growers, retailers and industry partners,” said Nicole. McAuley, head of communications and public affairs at BASF. Farm Solutions Canada. “Beyond our product range and agronomic expertise, BASF is committed to helping make farms a safer place to live and work. In 2021, our Safety Scouts program has been an invaluable tool for families, and we are excited to welcome more participants to our growing network of over 2,000 children, who are committed to helping shape a bright future for the Canadian agriculture.

As part of the toolkit, program participants will receive materials designed to combine farm safety with the benefits of childhood play, including:

– Adjustable child safety vest that complies with CSA Z96-15
– Customizable name badge
– Safety themed activity and coloring sheets
– BASF Safety Scouts award badge
– Official BASF Safety Scouts Membership Certificate

To learn more about the BASF Safety Scouts program and to sign up for a free kit, please visit https://agriculture.basf.ca/west/company/our-stories/BASF-safety-scouts.html.

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Robbins mayor and union sign deal seven months after police quit – Chicago Tribune https://ez-life-001.net/robbins-mayor-and-union-sign-deal-seven-months-after-police-quit-chicago-tribune/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:18:00 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/robbins-mayor-and-union-sign-deal-seven-months-after-police-quit-chicago-tribune/ When he was taking math and marketing classes at Dunbar High School, David Sheppard had no idea that decades later he would one day be a part of history. Sheppard has served as Robbins’ police chief since October and in his early days he had to try to clean up the mess of a staff […]]]>

When he was taking math and marketing classes at Dunbar High School, David Sheppard had no idea that decades later he would one day be a part of history.

Sheppard has served as Robbins’ police chief since October and in his early days he had to try to clean up the mess of a staff of 14 who were off work for three days due to low pay and health issues. security.

On Thursday, Sheppard, Robbins Mayor Darren Bryant and Illinois Police Council Union Representative Richard Blass were all smiles as Bryant and Blass signed a four-year contract with hefty raises and new equipment for the safety of agents.

“Today is making historic unity and winning for the citizens,” Bryant said. “We are providing more resources and compensation to our officers and our officers will provide more skills to our citizens.”

“This is a historic and emotional day for us,” Sheppard said.

The first element of the contract is remuneration.

Base pay for police officers will increase from $11.50 to $17.25 per hour over the term of the contract. Officials agree that’s lower than many neighboring communities, but say it’s a good first step.

“We still have work to do,” Bryant said.

Other elements of the new contract include:

• Purchase of 28 new body cameras, three years ahead of the 2025 deadline set by the State.

• Acquisition of 28 new Tasers. Sheppard said this was done to equip officers with the latest and greatest less-than-lethal alternatives when needed.

• Provision of two virtual reality training units. This was done to provide officers with the latest technology to better train them for situational events, according to Sheppard.

• Purchase of 21 new bulletproof vests for current and/or newly hired officers. The administration will continue to purchase and supply each officer with a new vest as needed before they go to work on the streets, the chief said.

• Installation of eight license plate reading cameras in the village. Because of these cameras’ sharing capabilities with other agencies, Robbins will have access to more than 459 license plate reader cameras statewide, Shepard said.

• Purchase of 15 mobile phones used by detectives and specialized units and mobile access points.

Where does the money for all this come from?

This is where Sheppard’s classes in high school paid off as his interest in numbers started there and he was able to analyze the budget and make changes.

“I haven’t exceeded my limits, but I have adjusted the money appropriately to where it should be, which is in the hands of the officers who work for us to defend, fight and protect us,” he said. Sheppard said.

He said he took a deep dive into the budget and said the previous administration had allocations that could be eliminated.

“There was waste,” he said. “There were things and projects that we cut that we can do in the future that will be funded through grants and stuff.”

Bryant said the village had spent more than $80,000 on overtime due to the lack of crew and that would be rolled into the new pay structure.

On October 2, members of the force came out to protest low pay and lack of resources. Cook County Sheriff’s Police patrolled the area, as did Sheppard, who was hired but wasn’t officially sworn in until Oct. 5.

“Since 2019, we’ve been asking the village to sit down and talk with us,” Blass said at the time. “We believe the officers are underpaid.”

They returned on the morning of October 5.

Six months later, Blass was satisfied with the relationship with Bryant and the village.

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“I was cautiously optimistic that we were going to be able to come to an agreement that we were happy with on hours, wages and terms of employment,” Blass said Thursday. “It’s truly groundbreaking for the Village of Robbins on what we’ve accomplished. We have a contract that protects citizens and also protects officers.

Bryant said a year and a half into that contract, he wants to start working on the next deal so officers don’t work out of contract like they did in 2021 and parts of 2020 and 2022.

Police Sergeant. Ahmad Boyd, now part of a 26-strong force, is pleased with the progress,

“I think it’s a good thing for the police department and the officers in Robbins Village,” Boyd said. “Officers have long expected to receive comparable compensation for the service they render and the things with which we serve the people in terms of our diligence, dedication and tactics.”

Bryant, who signed the contract a year and a day after becoming mayor, said he admires members of the force who have remained loyal or recently joined under difficult circumstances.

“To be a public servant in Robbins, you have to be special,” the mayor said.

Jeff Vorva is a freelance writer for the Daily Southtown.

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UPDATE: Suspect shoots officers, remains at large in massive Woodville manhunt – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper https://ez-life-001.net/update-suspect-shoots-officers-remains-at-large-in-massive-woodville-manhunt-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:13:44 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/update-suspect-shoots-officers-remains-at-large-in-massive-woodville-manhunt-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ NATCHEZ – A Woodville manhunt continues tonight for Jacory Carr, 24, wanted in the May 5 murder of a man in Centerville and the murder of a woman this morning in Woodville. Carr Woodville Police Chief Lemuel Rutledge said his officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning on […]]]>

NATCHEZ – A Woodville manhunt continues tonight for Jacory Carr, 24, wanted in the May 5 murder of a man in Centerville and the murder of a woman this morning in Woodville.

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Woodville Police Chief Lemuel Rutledge said his officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning on First West Street in Woodville.

“The woman who was shot said she was at home when Jacory Carr came in and asked for a place to hide. She refused, that’s when he came out and shot 15 gunfire in the house,” Rutledge said.

The woman was struck in the hip and airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was treated and released today.

Rutledge said the woman had two children at home – a one-year-old and a kindergarten child – but neither was injured.

With the assistance of a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Natchez Police Department SWAT Team and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, forces of the order searched for Carr most of the day and night of Tuesday. However, he is still at large at the time of this report.

The manhunt team caught up with Carr at some point, but Carr was able to evade them. However, he fired shots at the officers, who returned fire.

During this exchange of gunfire, Rutledge was pierced in the armpits by a splinter of wood which flew away when he was hit by gunfire.

“It hit me in the area that my vest doesn’t cover, but I didn’t get hit by a bullet. Everyone freaked out for a while, but I’m fine,” Rutledge said.

Officers were able to obtain video footage of Carr’s escape, taken from a Woodville resident’s security cameras.

“He appears to be injured. We don’t know if he was shot when we returned fire, or if he was injured when he jumped into a stream,” Rutledge said. “He is heavily armed and dangerous. “

He said Carr, originally from New Orleans, moved to the Woodville area after Katrina. Rutledge said Carr was on foot and would still be in the area.

Any resident who sees Carr should immediately call 9-1-1 and not interact with Carr whenever possible, he said.

Centerville police were called to Pinetree Manor Apartments in that city on May 5, where 31-year-old Gerrit Decody was found dead. Carr is a suspect in this murder. Centerville police searched multiple locations in Woodville on Sunday looking for Carr.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said Carr’s background was one of violence.

“The acts he is accused of committing are extreme in terms of violence. We have answered the call for help like everyone else has in hopes of trying to end this situation. Unfortunately, we couldn’t capture it,” Patten said.

Patten said the U.S. Marshal’s office would be called to support the search for Carr.

Rutledge said that in addition to the Natchez Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to Angola’s Chase Team, as well as the Highway Patrol of the Mississippi, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, Mississippi Department of Transportation Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Centerville Police Department, Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office, and Narcotics Bureau of Mississippi assisted the Woodville Police Department.

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Vladimir Putin ‘wears bulletproof jacket’ during Victory Day speech as grip weakens | World | News https://ez-life-001.net/vladimir-putin-wears-bulletproof-jacket-during-victory-day-speech-as-grip-weakens-world-news/ Mon, 09 May 2022 12:02:00 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/vladimir-putin-wears-bulletproof-jacket-during-victory-day-speech-as-grip-weakens-world-news/ Originally set up to celebrate Stalin’s victory over Nazi Germany, today’s VE Day in Russia has been used as a method to flex military muscle and apply Putin’s propaganda as his invasion of Ukraine continues to face challenges. The Tyrant may have exposed more weakness than he intended, with onlookers pointing to the safety vest […]]]>

Originally set up to celebrate Stalin’s victory over Nazi Germany, today’s VE Day in Russia has been used as a method to flex military muscle and apply Putin’s propaganda as his invasion of Ukraine continues to face challenges. The Tyrant may have exposed more weakness than he intended, with onlookers pointing to the safety vest as he saluted the strength of his army.

Twitter user @expatua observed: “Putin is visibly wearing a streamlined body armor under his jacket today.”

Meanwhile, user @propornot also noticed something odd about the despot’s outfit, commenting, “What weird box does Putin have in his jacket during the parade?

“iPad? Some kind of radio mic? Mini dialysis machine? Cardboard box of analyst bait?”

A body armor seems likely, as two Russian cities have completely canceled their VE Day plans over fears of Ukrainian sabotage, and Putin himself has reportedly been struggling with health issues.

After his New Year’s speech, there was also speculation that he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

This claim was refuted by the Kremlin, which called it “nonsense”.

The invasion of Russia was significantly blocked by unexpected Ukrainian resistance, with an initial plan to take the capital of kyiv in a thunderbolt which failed to achieve its objectives.

Invading troops have since moved into the Donbass region to strengthen Russian control in eastern Ukraine.

However, this too has been met with fierce resistance, with 2,000 Ukrainian troops from the Azov Regiment holding out in the steelworks of the strategically crucial port city of Mariupol, which has been completely obliterated by continuous Russian bombardment.

Poor planning and an inexperienced army were pointed to by experts as major flaws in Putin’s invasion, leading to supply lines stretching for miles that were prone to ambushes by Ukrainian defenders.

The Russian cities of Belgorod and Voronezh have announced they will not hold parades or show weapons for security reasons after the two regions suffered a series of unexplained attacks on military infrastructure.

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Of his VE Day parade, Lord Dannatt noted that he looked rather “bloated” and struggled to move “freely” as he strolled.

Putin’s strongman image was further shattered by images of him sitting with a blanket in his lap.

Journalist John Sweeney, currently reporting from Ukraine, tweeted: “Vladimir Putin – a kneeling blanket, full cheeks, a hamster stuffed on steroids – cuts a weak and weakened figure as the Russian army drives past the Kremlin”.

Meanwhile, the president could also be seen clutching the table, constantly tapping his foot as if uncomfortably, during a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu last month. latest.

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Truck driver receives few summonses for killing Borough Park cyclist as MTA workers continue to park dangerously – Streetsblog New York City https://ez-life-001.net/truck-driver-receives-few-summonses-for-killing-borough-park-cyclist-as-mta-workers-continue-to-park-dangerously-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Sat, 07 May 2022 14:00:49 +0000 https://ez-life-001.net/truck-driver-receives-few-summonses-for-killing-borough-park-cyclist-as-mta-workers-continue-to-park-dangerously-streetsblog-new-york-city/ The morning after a Borough Park architect was killed on Thursday night, the roadway he was run over by a sanitation truck driver was still filled with illegally parked cars belonging to employees of an MTA rail facility – a dangerous practice which may have led to the death of the cyclist. Eric Salitsky The […]]]>

The morning after a Borough Park architect was killed on Thursday night, the roadway he was run over by a sanitation truck driver was still filled with illegally parked cars belonging to employees of an MTA rail facility – a dangerous practice which may have led to the death of the cyclist.

Eric Salitsky
Eric Salitsky

The NYPD said it issued “multiple summonses” to the still-unidentified 62-year-old driver of the private Volvo garage truck that struck architect Eric Salitsky, 35, around 6:20 p.m. Thursday night on Ninth Avenue at the MTA. 38th Street Court. The driver initially fled but was “located shortly after the collision”, police said. The NYPD also appeared to excuse the driver’s illegal flight from the scene, saying, “It is believed the operator was unaware he was involved in a collision.”

The NYPD declined to say what the summons were for, but the driver does not appear to have been arrested.

Meanwhile, on Friday, a reporter discovered six cars — five with MTA vests on the dashboard and one with an NYPD Transit Police sign — illegally parked in the “No Parking” zone on the south side of Ninth Avenue where Salitsky was killed.

As well as having a needle warning drivers to respect and yield to cyclists, the narrow two-way road is also a bus route. At one point, two buses were unable to pass due to the presence of this illegally parked cop’s car – a car that was slapped with five camera-issued speeding tickets in less than two years:

The owner of this car with an NYPD sign blocking buses has received five speeding tickets since June 2020. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman
The owner of this car with an NYPD sign blocking buses has received five speeding tickets since June 2020. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

Other cars on the block displayed MTA vests, like these:

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At Salitsky’s apartment on 42nd Street near the crash site, window blinds were drawn and a recorded note on the buzzer asked for privacy.

The Borough Park neighborhood is one of the least safe for cyclists, thanks to the lack of even a single protected bike path and a political establishment that opposes safety improvements, like the DOT’s plan to bike lanes on Seventh and Eighth Avenues to the west. edge of the borough park. Neighborhood lawmakers include State Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Peter Abbate, as well as Councilman Kalman Yeger — all of whom have opposed security measures on the streets.

“It’s a fucking joke,” said a city insider who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak in public. “The DOT is bringing plans to Community Board 12, like Seventh and Eighth Avenues and they’re cutting off the bus lanes. And the DOT goes hand in hand. This neighborhood doesn’t want to do anything.

Felder did not call back Friday. Yeger never responded to a Streetsblog request for information.

But Abbate, who has served in the Assembly since the Reagan administration, called back to say he Is concerned about road safety in the neighborhood, citing his authorship of four bills… that would reduce cycling.

“I have bills to regulate motorized bicycles and scooters and everything we see today,” he said. “Cyclists must wear a helmet and be registered.”

He didn’t seem to know the difference between pedal-assist e-bikes (legalized by the state legislature in 2019) and illegal mopeds.

“They’re all the same,” he said. “It is a scandal.”

When reminded that car and truck drivers cause more than 98% of injuries and virtually all deaths on our streets – including Thursday’s fatalities of cyclists – Abbate was not deterred from objecting. to cycling.

“I understand [the numbers]but i get a lot more [complaints] about bikes,” he said.

Assembly Member Peter Abbate
Assembly Member Peter Abbate

Abbate opposed a city plan to redesign Seventh and Eighth Avenues near Sunset Park because of its bike path and because he felt it would cause traffic congestion as drivers would again double parking on the commercial band. But the double parking isn’t what bothered him, per se, because it’s not motorists who double park that kill pedestrians and cyclists.

“The DOT has no idea,” he said. “I don’t think they’ve ever been in a car!” They come to the community council with statistics, like, “There have been 22 accidents” – but 20 of them were a small scrape from one car to another. You have to have the drivers who kill people at high speed! More ticketing. More app. Tougher penalty for speeding. And take away their license. And that is why cyclists must also be registered.

He also said he was focused on “fixing traffic.”

“Give me two trucks for three months and we’ll solve the problem of double-parked cars,” said Abbate, who was once a taxi driver. “The DOT can set up all the loading zones and bike lanes they want, but if there’s no enforcement, people will park there!” Thus, the single channel becomes no channel. But DOT says, ‘That’s not our job.’ Go to 250 Broadway [the State office building]! There are always people parked in the spaces reserved for members of the Assembly. [DOT did not respond to a request for comment on the Salisky case, citing the ongoing investigation.]

Abbate is nothing if not confident in his opinion. “If I sat on my front porch for five minutes, I could tell you which people should have their licenses revoked and which shouldn’t,” he said. “I am not against security. But I want intelligent security.”

For his part, MTA spokesman Eugene Resnick released a statement, “New York City Transit’s consistent message to employees is clear that if they are driving, they should not park on a sidewalk, in a bus lane, in an illegal location, or at a metered spot without paying Placing an MTA vest on the dashboard does not exempt an employee from parking regulations or confer any special privileges.

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