Teach Tips.

first_img Photo: Sharon Omahen To be certain children have a safe trip to school each day, try these safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Make sure children get to the stop on time, wait far away from the road and avoid rough play. Teach your child to ask the driver for help if he drops something near the bus. If a child stoops to pick up something, the driver can’t see him. Then he could be hit by the bus. A book bag or backpack helps keep loose items together. Make sure clothing has no loose drawstrings and backpack straps are short, so they don’t get caught in the handrail or bus door. If you think a bus stop is in a dangerous place, talk with your school office or transportation director about changing the location. Following SchoolBus? Obey Laws,Protect Children Other motorists pose the greatest threat to children traveling to school. Most children are injured at bus stops by cars illegally passing the bus. Never pass a school bus until the “stop” sign in put down and the bus begins to move forward. Children are killed every year by drivers passing the bus as they cross the road.center_img Help Children GetOn, Off Bus Safely Teach your child to get on and off the bus safely: When getting on, stay away from the danger zone near the bus and wait for the driver’s signal. Board the bus single file. When getting off, look before stepping off the bus to be sure no cars are passing on the shoulder. Move away from the bus. Before crossing the street, take five “giant steps” out from the front of the bus, or until the child can see the driver’s face. Wait for the driver to signal that it’s safe to cross. Look left_right_left when coming to the edge of the bus to make sure traffic is stopped. Continue to watch for traffic when crossing. Drivers coming to a school bus from either direction must stop when the bus displays flashing red warning lights and extends the stop-signal arm. These signals show that children are getting on or off the school bus. Don’t pass until the flashing red lights and signals are turned off. Drivers traveling in the same direction as the bus are always required to stop. In some states, drivers moving in the opposite direction on a divided roadway are also required to stop, but not in Georgia. Never pass on the right side of the bus, where children enter or exit. This is illegal and can have tragic results. For more information, call the NHTSA Auto Safety Hotline (1-888-DASH-2-DOT) or visit the NHTSA Web site www.nhtsa.dot.gov>last_img read more

Biker Loving/Loathing

first_imgRiders and drivers seem to have too much of a “them against us” attitude, and that makes it difficult for anyone to like each other. If we aren’t liking and respecting each other, there will be no productive end-result.I was driving my truck downtown today and after pulling through an intersection, I noticed a commuter in my left side view mirror. I thought it was smart of him to position himself into my direct line of view. This is also the proper place to be when following a line of traffic since every one of us has to wait our turn. This is especially important when traffic is moving slowly.Immediately after clearing the intersection, he moved over to the far right of the lane – where a bike lane would be should there actually be one. This too is fine. I don’t think there’s a problem for cyclists to pass traffic when they can get through faster.However, he was trying to pass me as we both approached a stop sign. I had been ahead of him, and I knew that I would be accelerating faster, and we both seemed to be going straight, so I pulled out first to make it 20 yards down to the next stop sign.Here comes the part that irks me…he shouts out, “Hey, share the road, huh?” He then turns left from the right side of the lane, allowing me to share a few thoughts within earshot of my open window.The first thing that came to my mind, was “Are you kidding me?! I RIDE A BIKE TOO!!” I’m watching him this whole time, making sure that he’s got space, staying off of the brakes, and ready for him to do something squirrelly, and then I get to watch him get self-righteous because I didn’t let him pull out in front of me.I’ve probably met the guy before, or drank beer with him at the same Bike Love party. I support SORBA, do trail maintenance, support the school mountain biking club, commute when I can, and teach my children how to ride safely through traffic. I quiz my kids in the car about traffic rules and road safety.“You need to ride your bike as if you are driving a car,” I said to him, which I thought was accurate, forthright and non-emotional. “I ride a bike, too!”I realize this blog is probably a lame excuse for me to rant over something that happened today, so I want to offer all of you a safe space to expel a little road rage. Please comment, and I really hope the guy I met today gets his peace too, because I’m really curious. 1 2last_img read more

Shirley Man Killed in Truck Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Shirley man was killed when he crashed his truck in Center Moriches on Sunday night.Suffolk County police said David Smith was driving a 2012 Ford 150 pickup truck westbound on Sunrise Highway North Service Road when he veered off the roadway and crashed through a fence at 7:37 p.m.The truck careened across the westbound side of Route 27, over the median and through the eastbound side of the roadway before coming to a stop on the grass on the other side, police said.Smith was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to contact them at 631-852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Stand on fact and principle – no matter the circumstances

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a leader, sometimes your values and stances – even when based on fact and principle – aren’t always the most popular or understood.Forbes‘ Amy Rees Anderson puts it this way: “True leaders know who they are and what they stand for. They know their values and the rules they will abide by, regardless of the circumstances they face.”She goes on to add that true leaders also “take all the facts into account, keeping a long-term view in their approach, with the desire that any fixes they put in place today will be to the benefit of the organization and the people both now and in the future.”I couldn’t say it any better myself.This summarizes exactly why NAFCU has taken the position it has on the NCUA’s proposal to close the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF). We stand on the fact that credit unions receiving all their money back from this fund will better benefit the industry than if they were to just receive a small share, as is currently proposed. continue reading »last_img read more

Trump ‘much better’ but doctor says ‘not yet out of the woods’

first_imgTopics : Appearing relaxed in an open-collar shirt and blue suit jacket, Trump acknowledged that there was uncertainty about the course of the disease, which can hit recovering patients hard with no warning.”I’m starting to feel good. You don’t know over the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days.”Late Saturday, White House doctor Sean Conley said Trump was “not yet out of the woods,” but that the medical team is “cautiously optimistic.”The report from Conley came after a source familiar with the president’s health — later named in US media as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows — gave a much more worrying assessment. “The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care,” he said. “We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”The White House has not commented officially and Meadows had asked to speak off-the-record before his name appeared as the source in The New York Times and other US outlets.In his latest update, Conley said Trump had “made substantial progress since diagnosis, and remained “fever-free and off supplemental oxygen.” Trump, 74, had completed a second dose of therapeutic drug remdesivir and had spent “most of the afternoon conducting business,” Conley added.A second doctor, Sean Dooley, said earlier in the day that the president’s cardiac, kidney and liver functions were “normal.”Conley was evasive when asked earlier whether the president had received supplementary oxygen at any point since falling ill, only confirming that he hadn’t received any at the hospital or on Thursday — the day of his positive test.Several US media outlets said Trump was on oxygen at the White House on Friday before being admitted to Walter Reed.center_img US President Donald Trump posted a video Saturday from the hospital where he is battling Covid-19, saying he was improving and would be “back soon” — but acknowledged that the crucial coming days would be “the real test.””I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” Trump said from his business suite at the Walter Reed military medical center near Washington.”We’re working hard to get me all the way back… I think I’ll be back soon and I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started.”pic.twitter.com/gvIPuYtTZG— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020last_img read more

Ship Finance Adding Three Boxships with Long Term Charters

first_imgShip Finance International Limited has reached an agreement to acquire three large container vessels in combination with long term time charters.The company informed that the vessels in question are modern eco-design built in 2015 with 10,600 TEU carrying capacity. The units are expected to join their new owner in the near term.Ship Finance International did not reveal the purchase price for the trio.The charters will run for a period of minimum 6 years, with options for the charterer to extend the charters up to 10 years. There is also a purchase option with profit split at the end of the initial period.Ship Finance International’s fixed rate charter backlog will increase by USD 260 million, increasing to USD 430 million if the charter extension options are exercised. The EBITDA contribution from the vessels is estimated to USD 35.5 million per year.“We have received an offer for a USD 200 million intermediary bank financing to part-finance the acquisition of these vessels. The balance will be funded by cash at hand. The company expects to arrange a long term financing in due course,” Ship Finance International said.“Over the last five months we have added more than USD 800 million to our charter backlog and expect to continue increasing our fleet of vessels and charter backlog in 2018,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, concluded.last_img read more

Robert “Moe” Homola

first_imgRobert “Moe” Homola 70, of Aurora passed away Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Moe was born Saturday February 1, 1947 in Lawrenceburg, the son of John R. and Pearly Frances (Lewis) Homola.He was a member of Dillsboro American Legion, Aurora Eagles and Aurora Moose. Moe liked to collect classic cars such as his 1920 Chevy Coupe and his 1957 Chevy Belaire. He liked to play cards being outside and spending time with his family.Moe is survived by daughters: Amy Homola of Aurora; Dawn (Luther) Harris of Hebron, KY; brother: Dennis (Pat) Homola of Hebron, Ky; Great-Aunt: Mary Perez of New Jersey. 3 Grandchildren: Austin Homola, Alexis Harris, Luke Harris. Dog, Summer. He was preceded in death by parents and one sister: Donna Cuneo; dogs: Rudy and Molly.Visitation will be 5-8PM Monday August 14, 2017 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home 12887 Lenover Street Dillsboro. Military rites will be conducted by the Dillsboro American Legion at the funeral home at 8PM Memorials may be made to Heart Foundation. Go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements. (812) 432-5480. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018.last_img read more

#MaskUpHoosiers to keep IN safe

first_imgStatewide—Gov. Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, announced a statewide initiative to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.The #MaskUpHoosiers initiative is launching with videos and photos of state government leaders, celebrities, and Hoosiers from all walks of life sharing their heartfelt reasons for wearing a mask in public, which is one of the strongest steps possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, saving lives and allowing the state to continue its phased re-opening. As Hoosiers, we pride ourselves on our hospitality. But right now, the best way you can be a good neighbor is by wearing your mask when you’re in public. After all, we don’t wear our masks for ourselves. We wear them to keep others safe.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Torres winner puts Chelsea second

first_img City’s constant movement – particularly the attacking triumvirate of Aguero, David Silva and Samir Nasri – continually troubled Chelsea. Frank Lampard was booked for fouling Fernandinho in the centre circle, thwarting another attack as Chelsea tried to get to grips with their opponents. The hosts were enjoying some space on the right between Silva and Clichy, with the rampaging Branislav Ivanovic and Ramires threatening. Ramires provided the cross from which Torres should have scored after breaching the City offside trap. The World Cup-winner chested the ball down and blasted over the bar. A more subtle touch would surely have beaten Hart. Mourinho’s reaction was one of disbelief after investing so much faith in Torres, who had one Premier League goal in 2013 entering the match, against Everton on the final day of last season. Torres atoned for the miss soon after when Ivanovic flicked the ball on from a goal kick. Torres surged around Gael Clichy down the Chelsea right and rushed to the byline where he crossed for Schurrle to score. Chelsea, and Torres in particular, were lifted and the striker smashed a shot on to the bar after another driving run which terrorised the City defence. Despite his team’s forward inroads, Petr Cech had to be on his guard and he saved well from Aguero after the Argentina striker had turned Terry. City made a fast start to the second half and, after Pablo Zabaleta shot over, were level when Nasri’s through ball caught Cahill flat-footed. Aguero ghosted in behind the defender and beat Cech at the near post with an early shot. Javi Garcia was unmarked when he had a header saved from Silva’s free-kick soon after. Chelsea appealed for a penalty when Eden Hazard went down under the challenge of Zabaleta, but the Belgium forward’s cause was not helped by a flamboyant fall which had referee Howard Webb unmoved. Torres had a header held by Hart and was then cynically blocked by Garcia in a move more at home in Sunday’s NFL contest at Wembley. Try as they might, still Chelsea could not subdue City and Cech saved with his feet from Silva before Mourinho turned to his bench. He replaced Schurrle with Willian and Lampard with John Obi Mikel, while Pellegrini opted for Jesus Navas in place of Nasri. The threat of Aguero was constant and he chipped narrowly wide after being found by Silva. Ramires shot over as an end-to-end contest entered the final 10 minutes and Mourinho made another change, throwing on Samuel Eto’o for Hazard. Then Torres settled matters in Chelsea’s favour. Willian’s lofted pass caused a mix-up between Matija Nastasic and Hart, whose latest high-profile error allowed Torres in to score ahead of the covering Demichelis. Mourinho leapt into the crowd amid the celebrations before Chelsea completed victory. Fernando Torres netted a 90th-minute winner as Chelsea claimed a dramatic 2-1 Barclays Premier League win in a pulsating contest with fellow title-contenders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho celebrated the goal and the extension of his unbeaten Premier League run at Stamford Bridge to 65 games by leaping into the crowd, where he finished the prior home match with Cardiff following his touchline dismissal. Torres had missed a sitter earlier on and made amends by provided the cross for Andre Schurrle to tap in his first Chelsea goal. Torres then crashed a shot against the bar after terrorising the City defence with his pace for a second time. The Spain striker had designs on making the match about one man, but another former Atletico Madrid striker had other ideas and Sergio Aguero struck his ninth goal in seven games four minutes into the second half. Then Torres struck in a dramatic finale which Hart and City boss Manuel Pellegrini will not want to see again. Debutant Martin Demichelis – one of three changes to the City side which won at CSKA Moscow – conceded a third-minute corner when not under pressure and Gary Cahill squandered the opportunity to give Chelsea an early lead. City half cleared and Oscar’s cross was met by Cahill, who blasted over. John Terry had been standing in an offside position, but a flag was not raised and Cahill was left to rue the chance. One of the most eagerly awaited games of the season so far, pitting together squads lavishly assembled by Roman Abramovich and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour and two former managers of Real Madrid, was decided by a much-maligned £50million striker. In a thrilling match, a rush of blood saw Joe Hart try to reach a Willian through ball which allowed Torres in to net a crucial winner to extend Chelsea’s 100 per cent home start to the Premier League season. Press Associationlast_img read more

McIlroy seeks Woods’ advice

first_img “I put it together at Greenbrier and hit it really good. [Instructor] Chris [Como] told me it was the first time I led the field in proximity to the hole with my iron game.” Woods admitted he would never risk playing tennis or a proper game of basketball during the week of a tournament, but would practise his shooting. ” You can’t live in a box,” he added in USA Today. “I’ve skied a lot. I like adrenaline. I like feeling that rush. That’s why I love spear fishing, free diving. It’s so peaceful down there. But there is inherent risk in all of that. But you can’t live in a box.” McIlroy suffered a ruptured ankle ligament while playing football with friends last Saturday and told Woods about it the same day, although the world number one waited until Monday to release the news on Instagram. “He sent me a photo the day he did it,” Woods told ESPN.com after practising at the Old Course on Saturday. ” We talked about it for a little bit. He said, ‘You’ve been through a lot of injuries over the years.’ So he picked my brain a little bit. We had a good talk. “He’s doing the right thing, taking care of his body first before he gets back out here. No doubt he’s frustrated that he’s not going to be able to play in the Open Championship, especially here at St Andrews, a nd how well he’s been playing of late, and this golf course really does set up well for him, too. “That’s the way it goes. We all get injured at one point in time. Sometimes it’s through the sport or sometimes it’s through fun activities. You just never know.” Woods arrived in Scotland on Saturday morning and admitted he was surprised by the condition of the course where he won the 2000 Open by eight shots and the 2005 Open by five. “I was shocked,” Woods added. “I had seen photos of it a month ago. It was bone dry. It looked like it was going to be one of those dust bowls again; hard, fast, like the years I’ve played St Andrews. It’s changed. They got big rain and a lot of sun. It’s totally changed. “We made ball marks on the greens. I don’t ever remember making ball marks around this place.” Former world number one Woods is currently ranked 226th after a nightmare season which has featured career-worst scores on the PGA Tour and in the US Open and a best finish of tied 17th in the Masters. However, the 14-time major winner did card three sub-par rounds to finish joint 32nd in the Greenbrier Classic in his last start, including a bogey-free closing 67. “I feel good,” the 39-year-old added: “Sunday at Greenbrier is probably the best I hit it in two years. That was fun. It sounds crazy when I told everyone at Greenbrier that I felt close, after the scores I shot at the Memorial (85) and the US Open (80). Press Association Rory McIlroy has “picked the brains” of Tiger Woods over the ankle injury which has prevented him defending his Open Championship title.last_img read more