When Disaster Strikes, CNN Hero Team is First on the Scene With Heavy Equipment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore (WATCH the video below from CNN – Make a Donation to the Team) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA powerful tornado ripped through West Liberty, Kentucky, last week, making the quaint community look like “a war zone.”Fortunately, the First Response Team of America was there to help.Founded by Tad Agoglia in 2007, the team has crisscrossed the country, providing free aid to as many as 40 disaster sites.Within hours the organization arrived in West Liberty with its specialized fleet of heavy-duty disaster recovery equipment.last_img read more

Moloney wins US World Cup Qualifier at North Salem

first_imgCork’s Shane Sweetnam also featured in the top ten, with an eighth place on Chaqui Z after collecting four faults in a fast first round.On Saturday 33 year-old Moloney also won the Speed Derby at North Salem, this time riding the 14 year-old gelding Alsvid and adding a further 10,000 euro to his takings from the show. Other Irish riders also featured in the Derby, with Lorcan Gallagher and Esquina van Klapscheut finishing third and Ronan McGuigan with Capall Zidane fourth.Limerick’s Paul O’Shea also claimed a second place for Ireland in the four-star show’s Saturday evening jump-off feature class, collecting 15,000 euro after Laura Kraut and Andretti S beat him to the 25,000 euro first prize by just over a second.Richie Moloney pictured at tonight’s presentation ceremony Tags: carrabis z, North Salem, richie moloney, world cup qualifier KILKENNY’S Richie Moloney recorded the only zero score in the jump-off for the World Cup Qualifier at North Salem, New York tonight (Sunday) and took the Longines trophy along with 62,000 euro in prize money.Riding Equinimity Llc’s 12 year-old stallion Carrabis Z, Moloney produced a clear first round and was one of just six from a starting field of 37 to make it through to the jump-off.Fourth to go, the Irish rider was the only competitor to leave all the poles standing on the shortened course and delivered the competition’s only double clear round. The US rider Laura Kraut aboard Deauville S recorded a faster time than Moloney but had to settle for the runner-up spot after clipping a fence for four faults.Moloney said afterwards: “Carrabis Z jumped really well at Hamptons Grand Prix, and I had the last fence down. He’s been jumping great, so I had it in my head that I really had to go for it and win today.“When I tried him, he was late in his eight-year-old year, and he was actually very green for an eight-year-old. He has a lot of blood, a little bit difficult to ride, but he’s very careful. Even though he’s 12 this year, I feel he’s just starting to really improve at the start of the summer, so hopefully there’s more good things to come. 13 September 2015, 21:56 Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Moloney wins US World Cup Qualifier at North Salem center_img “I work for a very good sponsor Equanimity, an American family, and they’ve been great to me. They’ve bought a very good team of horses, and I’m very lucky to have them as owners. I appreciate them very much.” “I was nervous just to do well because I really wanted to go clear in the first round, and just nervous because I wanted to do well for my horse because he’s been jumping so good. Moloney wins US World Cup Qualifier at North Salem last_img read more

The Journey to Next Generation Security Leader

first_imgThe Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) program was developed by the Security Executive Council (SEC) in collaboration with industry thought leaders and security practitioners to create a curriculum intended to guide the next generation of strategic thinking.Approved and tested on six continents with the industry acclaimed University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of International Business, this program delivers: • A strategic business approach to all-hazards risk mitigation • Access to the latest research and proven practices presented by our Solution Innovation Partners • A collaborative influence platform that benefits Security leaders and their functional colleagues such Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, and Finance • A persuasive value proposition for your organization including the modeling and creation of a program case study for senior executives. • Access to a highly leveraged network of current and former risk and security executivesMany security practitioners have relied on the 3 C’s – compliance, crisis responseand complacency – in lieu of continuous improvement. Francis D’Addario, emeritus faculty for Strategic Influence and Innovation for the Security Executive Council and former vice president of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks Coffee,states: “In this atmosphere of global risk, our sometimes poor decisions have resulted in a short supply of long-term security results producers and successors. Our next-generation leadership maybe our last, best chance to compensate for dwindling resources.”- Sponsor – “Our research shows that much of a security leader’s success revolves around communication and receptiveness,” says Kathleen Kotwica, EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist for the Security Executive Council.Approved for up to 9 CPE credits with ASIS International, attendees will come away from this conversation with actionable ideas they can interject into their programs.This is an event for security practitionerscreated by security practitioners. To learn more about NGSL and to see the agenda for the next event, please visit: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=29527. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Amazon’s Video On Demand Now Has 100,000 Titles Available

first_imgAmazon announced this morning that it now has 100,000 movies and television shows available to purchase or rent through its video-on-demand service. Of those, 9,000 are available to stream at no extra charge through its Amazon Prime membership program. Amazon has been busy in recent months, cutting licensing deals with networks and studios, including CBS and NBC Universal, to bolster its streaming content and bring its library up to par with its main competitors, Hulu and Netflix. There are subtle differences between the content libraries of each of the major movie streaming and download services. Hulu (and Hulu Plus) focuses primarily on recent TV shows (such as the most recent seasons of current shows and day-after viewing) though it does have a decent long tail of older shows and movies. Netflix is the prime destination for movies but one of its main strengths is as a library of older content that people still want to watch (with newer content still a problem it needs to work out with the studios and networks). Amazon fits in the middle.Netflix does not make their total number of offerings readily available through its press website. It says two million titles are added to user queues on a daily basis but does not specify if those are DVDs available by mail or via instant streaming. We have contacted Netflix for those specific numbers and will update if the company responds. As of the second quarter this year, Hulu Plus has 28,000 full episodes available for streaming 1,450 movies. It also has 25,000 clips available of shows. Overall, Hulu has near 15,000 hours of content available. One area where Amazon has the advantage over both Hulu and Netflix is the ability to bring newer titles to users. For instance, popular movies such as The Social Network are not available via Hulu or Netflix but can be purchased for download by Amazon for $14.99. As such, its library of newer movies is substantially greater than either Hulu or Netflix, though a hindrance to consumers who want to pay a subscription for streaming titles without having to individually purchase or rent titles. The Social Network is available through Netflix’s DVD by mail service as are almost any title that can be found through Amazon VOD.While 100,000 titles is a good benchmark for Amazon’s VOD service, it is a bit misleading. If you take into account Netflix’s entire library, including DVDs, it still outclasses all comers in the space. Amazon Prime falls well behind Hulu and Netflix with its subscription streaming service with only 9,000 titles, many of which do not fall into the category of new releases. dan rowinski Related Posts Tags:#Amazon#Internet TV#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Senate Preps for Tax Reform as House Readies Its Draft for November 1 Unveiling

first_imgThe House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to release draft tax reform legislation on November 1 with a markup beginning one week later on November 6 (TAXDAY, 2017/10/27, C.1 ). The markup is expected to go on for several days, ensuring Democratic lawmakers have “ample time” to weigh-in on the policy proposals in the legislation, according to Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has indicated a Thanksgiving deadline for moving legislation through the House.The Senate is reportedly gearing up to release its own tax reform legislation in the coming days. The Senate Finance Committee (SFC) will mark up its tax reform bill the week of November 13, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Tex., told reporters. “We need to get the tax bill out of the Senate before Thanksgiving,” he said. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also confirmed on October 26 that Senate Republicans are looking to pass tax reform legislation by Thanksgiving. Under that schedule, House and Senate leadership will likely then move both bills to conference committee negotiation, where members and the Trump administration will try to agree on final bill language, for a vote by the House and the Senate before Christmas recess.Several Democrats, including SFC ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have been critical of the pace with which Republicans are moving forward on tax reform. “They are rushing their tax giveaway to big corporations and the wealthy through the Congress so quickly that nobody catches on,” Wyden said on the Senate floor on October 26.Child Tax CreditMeanwhile, two Senate Democrats are focused on expanding the Child Tax Credit. Sens. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colo., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the American Family Bill of 2017 on October 26. “The bill would create a new $300-per-month, per-child credit for children under 6 years of age and a $250-per-month, per-child credit for children 6 to 18 years of age—therefore, at least tripling the credit (now at $1,000 per year) for all children and, for the first time, making the credit fully refundable,” according to Bennet’s press release.The White House has also been promoting an expanded Child Tax Credit. Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to President Trump, has been meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the last several days to rally support for the expansion. The Trump/GOP Tax Reform Framework released in September calls for “significantly” increasing the credit (TAXDAY, 2017/09/28, C.1 ).By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more