first_imgThe expanded Washington County Detention Center is about ready to house inmates and the public will get its first view this Saturday at a special open house.The addition increases the number of beds to 204 and includes a new kitchen and laundry areaSheriff Claude Combs took my on a tour through the new addition of the Washington County Jail in May 2014 along with Chief Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon.Looking into a cell block area where prisoners will be housed in cells manufactured in Georgia and trucked to Salem and installed.This view of another Cell Block shows an area for prisoners to congregate outside of their cells on the lower level.Sheriff Claude Combs stands in the command center were jail personnel can view all cell blocks at one time. A state-of-the-art surveillance system has been installed.According to Commissioner Dave Brown, the public can attend this open house from 11a to 6p.“We’re getting ready to put a small batch of inmates in next week just to test out the systems,” said Brown. “We want the public to see what it looks like and how this project has progressed.” To date, just over $9 million has been spent on the jail project. That’s less than the maximum $12 million the county may spend without a referendum.And good news for Superior Court Judge Frank Newkirk – there is about $1.5 million left over from the jail that could help expand the tight quarters of the courtroom.Individual cells are located around the perimeter of the new jail with a command center in the middle — an elevated room, from which jail personnel can see every pod and every cell. Security cameras, some 58 of them, will assist jail personnel with keeping an eye on the prison population. The control center will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.“You won’t move anywhere in here where you won’t be watched,” Sheriff Claude Combs told me during a tour back in August.The pre-fabricated cells, complete with built in fixtures such as beds, were made at a plant in Georgia and trucked to the site. There are two-, four- and eight-person cells, grouped in clusters or pods.Each pod has a common area.The cells are made of steel, similar to what is used on battleships.One cell in each block is handicapped accessible.A maintenance corridor runs behind the cells; workers can access plumbing and electrical systems without actually entering the cell.The addition is equipped with a backup generator in the event of a power outage; a battery provides power for the few minutes it takes for the generator to kick in.There is a state of the art security system, only one door in the new facility can be opened at a time.Combs said some employees recently visited Stanley Security Solutions in Noblesville to learn about the new security system.Combs explained that the new system is an enhanced, upgraded version of the one in place at the old jail, so employees are already familiar with its basics.The current jail dates to 1986 and was designed for a population of 56. These days, the population runs from the mid-80s to the high 90s.The addition increases the number of beds to 204 and includes a new kitchen and laundry area.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the NCSBI have charged an individual in the homicide of Timothy Vincent Norris.Charged is Thomas “Tommy” Glen Palmer Jr., 33, listed with a Tignall, GA address.  Palmer is the step son of Timothy Norris.  Palmer is currently being held in Wilkes County, GA on unrelated charges stemming from an armed robbery in Georgia on December 13th.  Jackson County has begun the process to have Palmer extradited back to North Carolina.No further case details are being released at this time.Norris, a 49-year-old Cashiers man, was shot dead inside his home on February 3rd. Tim Norris’ wife, Tami, left their home on Feb. 2 at about 6 p.m. for her job at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She worked the night shift. She discovered her husband’s body the following morning.last_img read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While doing some research for a work project I’m doing currently, I came acrossthis illuminating PEW report from January 2005, called Internet Evolution: Adecade of adoption: How the internet has woven itself into American life. Thefollowing extract is from the introduction, entitled ‘Internet: The Mainstreaming ofOnline Life’. Here it is, with one comment in italic inserted by me:“The New NormalThe Web has become the “new normal” in the American way of life; those whodon’t go online constitute an ever-shrinking minority. And as the online populationhas grown rapidly, its composition has changed rapidly. At the infant stage, theinternet’s user population was dominated by young, white men who had high incomesand plenty of education [RM: not unlike the make-up of the Web 2.0 Conferenceattendees]. As it passed into its childhood years in 1999 and 2000, thepopulation went mainstream; women reached parity with men online, lots more minorityfamilies joined the party, and more people with modest levels of income and educationcame online.This transition altered the internet’s social environment. These early adoptersloved the liberation they got from being online. They liked the fact that they could getnews from nontraditional sources. Back in 1996, 56% of those who got political newsonline said they preferred the internet because they could get extra information that wasnot available from traditional news sources. At the same time, just 18% said theypreferred the internet because it was convenient. These early adopters wanted to toppleall manner of institutions and establish a new order in virtual space. They had a utopiansense of the transformative power of the new technology.The later adopters are not looking to this technology to overturn the existing order.They like the internet because it can make them more productive and more connected.Theirs is an unsentimental outlook. Like most later adopters of technology, they need tobe shown that there is a real, immediate and practical value in embracing the new.”What do I take from this?1) Web 2.0 is still in the 1996 era in terms of Internet take-up;2) perhaps some of us Web 2.0 pundits have been guilty of focusing too much on “utopian sense of the transformative power of the new technology”; aka the Bubblementality.3) the tipping point will be when Web 2.0 becomes convenient and practical for mainstream people touse – making them “more productive and more connected”. We’re still a year or two awayfrom that point, I think.It’s an excellent report to read and atimely reminder to us all of the context of Web 2.0, within the ongoing evolution of theInternet.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Web Culture A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoining Seigle in Alapag’s coaching staff are former head coach Mcc Cuan and conditioning coach Chappy Callanta.Alab has also finalized its roster for the 2017-2018 ABL season, with reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and powerhouse import Ivan Johnson leading the fight.Also in the roster are veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Josh Urbiztondo, Rico Maierhofer, and Robby Celiz, Fil-Am swingman Lawrence Domingo, new recruits Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, Pao Javelona, and JR Alabanza, and reinforcement Reggie Okosa.Alab opens its campaign on November 19 against defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View commentscenter_img After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MOST READ Alab welcomes Jay R Alabanza, asst coaches Mac Cuan, Danny Seigle and trainer Chappy Callanta! #AlabNatinTo #AlabPilipinas 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjvsSSVFec— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) November 7, 2017Jimmy Alapag will have a familiar face in his coaching staff as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes PBA legend Danny Seigle as a team consultant.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 41-year-old forward was announced as the newest addition to the Philippine-based ASEAN Basketball League squad as the eight-time PBA champion embarks on a new challenge in his career.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Seigle last played for TNT KaTropa, where he first paired up with Alapag since arriving to the team in 2013. He also had stints in Barako Bull and in his longtime home San Miguel in his 18-year PBA career. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Team LeBron’s LeBron James, second from left, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots as Team Stephen’s Draymond Green, left, of the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, second from right, of the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, defend during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face.That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA’s best in winning a game and MVP honors.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte The East has a close race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the first round between Washington and Indiana, and positioning to be settled down the bottom of the bracket, where Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Miami hold the final three spots.But the biggest question might be the Celtics, who slumped into the break with three straight losses after leading the conference most of the season, and now have one team ahead of them and another behind that has the momentum.“The Raptors have been playing really well. Cleveland has been playing really well. But we’ve got to get back to playing really well, too,” the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown said. “So as the season moves forward, we’re looking forward to getting back to the top spot.”Same with the Warriors, who were hurt by the longer-than-usual time it took to reach the break. They were just 6-4 in their last 10 games and at 44-14 already have more losses than they averaged over the last three seasons (13).Coach Steve Kerr made it clear that his team needed a rest and now that the Warriors had it, they’re ready to try to reel in the Rockets.“We’ve got 20-something games before the playoffs to chase another championship,” All-Star Stephen Curry said. “So, ready to hit the ground running when we get back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Lady Chiefs win back-to-back titles PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not midseason.The NBA’s sprint to the finish begins Thursday with James riding high but starting again from back in the pack as Cleveland tries to catch Toronto and Boston in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We just added four new guys before the break, and we have a lot of work to do,” James said. “So I really don’t like to think that too far ahead. But obviously winning championships is what it’s all about. That’s what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road then I have the Cavs there to actually compete for one, to be in a finals representing the East.”The Golden State Warriors are also in the unusual position of pursuers, after red-hot Houston passed them for the league’s best record with 10 straight wins leading into the All-Star break. But nobody would count out the Warriors, not with their star-studded group that has won two of the last three titles. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Cleveland is the unknown, even with James. The Cavaliers added new pieces around him earlier this month, and there’s not a lot of time left to build championship chemistry.The Cavs went into the break with four straight wins, but they’re still just third in the conference and couldn’t gain any ground on the Raptors, who have won seven straight to pass the Celtics. Toronto is an NBA-best 24-4 at home and could make the Cavs’ NBA Finals plans difficult if they have to go through Canada.“We would hope so, but we’ve got to get there,” Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’ve got to finish the season strong.”Much of the work is already done, since the NBA’s earlier start to this season means teams are well beyond the midway point of their schedules. They will have about 25 games remaining, with so much to sort out in both conferences.It’s a two-team race at the top of the West but things are tight well beyond that. San Antonio is just percentage points ahead of Minnesota for third while still hoping Kawhi Leonard returns from his thigh injury, and it’s a gap of only 4 1/2 games from there to 10th place, where the Utah Jazz have won 11 straight.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thaislast_img read more