Council considers raises

first_imgLatest Stories “The city workers get a cost of living raise every year and the council should get a raise, too,” he said. “A hundred dollars is not that much for all we do.”Coleman, who has dual residence in Brundidge and Troy, said he will not seek re-election.Cynthia Pearson, District 4, said a raise for council members is in order.“I’m on the road all the time doing for the city,” she said. “I attend as many functions as I can and that’s a lot. Council members put in a lot of time and a lot of work. They deserve a raise.”Pearson said her plans are to run for mayor. If she runs for mayor, her seat on the council will be vacated.Betty Baxter, District 1, said, too, that she favors a raise, because it is deserved.“As much as we do all the time,” she said. “Listening to complaints about dogs and weeds and water running in the yards, cars at the park and at the car wash. With all that, the council deserves a raise.”Baxter said she will seek re-election.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas said the city has several projects totaling $3 million that will be underway by mid-summer. The city, he said, is waiting for reimbursement for funds expended for damages caused by flooding from rains in December.The council voted to award the bid for sewer improvements that were not allowed by ADEM in the city’s overall water system improvement project. The industrial cell for an industrial water stream was outside the ADEM project. The original bid for the project by Blankenship was $96,000 but was negotiated to $84,000.The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Griffin said he asked for the ordinance to be read because he thinks a raise is due the council members because of future projects that are on the table that will “make Brundidge smell like a rose.”“People don’t realize we work 24-7,” he said. “We get called out all the time. You just don’t know how many calls I get and what all I do. The next council members, whoever is elected for the next four years, is going to have a lot more to do.”Griffin said he is planning to run for re-election but things could change.Steven Coleman, District 5, said he, too, is in favor of a salary increase for the next administration. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Only Margaret Ross, District 3, said she is opposed to the raise.“I don’t think the council needs a raise. I don’t think we deserved a raise,” she said. “If we are going to give a raise to anybody, it needs to be to the city’s employees on the lower end of the pay scale. They are ones who deserve a raise.”Ross said she will decide at a later time whether she will seek re-election. The Brundidge City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would raise the salaries of the council members for the next administration from $500 a month to $600 and the mayor’s salary from $1,100 a month $1,500. The council will vote on the raise for the next administration at a following council meeting.The ordinance was brought to the table by District 2 Councilmember Arthur Lee Griffin.Four of the council members said they are in favor of raising the salaries for the next administration. 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News story: Civil news: training pack for 2018 standard civil contract

first_imgProviders are able to prepare for working under the 2018 Standard Civil Contract by downloading a training pack.The pack is available on GOV.UK and looks at how to work with the new contract across the different legal aid categories.It covers everything from the scope of legal aid to quality assurance requirements.Further information2018 Standard Civil Contract – scroll down to download the three files containing the training slideslast_img

Colombia Neutralizes FARC Dissident

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo March 06, 2019 The Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish) neutralized Édgar Salgado, alias Rodrigo Cadete, in an operation in Caquetá department, southeast Colombia. The combined operation to neutralize the former FARC member, leader of a Residual Organized Armed Group (GAOR, in Spanish), culminated on February 2. “This operation sends a clear message to the country: This government is committed to supporting everyone who really wants to make a transition or reintegrate based on the principles of truth, justice, reparation, and no repetition,” Colombian President Iván Duque told the press. “We will be forceful, relentless, and with all the offensive, dissuasive, and punishing capabilities of our institutions.” On January 26, Colombian National Police intelligence personnel located the GAOR camp where alias Cadete had arrived with 20 men. An operation was immediately drawn up under the Special Operations Joint Command in the rural area of San Vicente del Caguán, where the dissident leadership was to hold a meeting. About 250 members of the Special Forces Brigade took part in the operation supported by FAC and the Colombian Marine Corps. After days of intelligence flights to ensure that no civilians were in the area, authorities defined the exact coordinates for the operation. Precision projectiles hit the camp. Ground combat enabled troops to detain 14 people and seize war materiel, computers, and satellite phones. Alias Cadete was one of 14 rebels neutralized. Criminal record The terrorist’s neutralization, a high-value military target, is a hard blow against GAORs led by former FARC member Miguel Botache alias Gentil Duarte, commander of dissident groups in that part of the country. “Cadete was second in command. That’s why this is the toughest blow against dissidents,” said Colombian Minister of Defense Guillermo Botero. “We will keep up operations, because security forces surrounded another part of the group that accompanied alias Cadete. The criminals intended to create a route to Venezuela that would give them an outlet to the Pacific Ocean to operate freely.” Interpol had issued a Blue Notice on Cadete—meant to “locate, identify, or obtain information about a person of interest in a criminal investigation”—with an arrest warrant for criminal conspiracy and terrorism. Within FARC, he rose to commander of the Southern Bloc, the group responsible for attacks and kidnappings in many parts of the country. “In August 1998, Cadete took part in an attack against Miraflores, Guaviare, leaving 35 military service members dead, 25 injured, and dozens of people missing,” Botero said. Three months later, in November, he coordinated an attempt to take over Mitú, where 70 police officers and 15 civilians died, while 15 police officers were kidnapped. He was known for being the right-hand man of Víctor Suárez, alias Mono Jojoy, former FARC commander who was killed in September 2010. With these crimes under his belt, alias Rodrigo Cadete participated in the peace talks and was part of the committee that traveled to Havana during the process. After the peace agreement was signed, the former guerrilla settled in one of the camps for training and reintegration in the territories the accord defined. Back to terrorism and narcotrafficking “The former guerrilla decided not to abide by the agreements, and go back into hiding,” Botero said. “He joined alias Gentil Duarte, and together designed a plan to gather 8,000 criminals with clear instructions for terrorist acts, funding strategies, and illegal activities in the area,” said Army Major General Luis Fernando Herrera, commander of the Colombian Military Forces. According to the Army General Command, FARC dissidents control the narcotrafficking business. In Guaviare, Vaupés, Vichada, and Caquetá departments, they oversee illicit crop routes, cocaine labs, and logistics to transport drugs to other countries. Cadete was a dissident. Authorities believe that his neutralization and the possible death of his trusted confident, alias Cachorro, in the same operation will cause other members of the GAOR to reorganize the criminal structure and vie for positions. “This is why this operation is so important, because we were able to disrupt its development. We will maintain intelligence and surveillance operations to stop its growth,” Duque said.last_img read more

Half of consumers lack a financial adviser: Fiserv

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions and other financial institutions have a huge opportunity to add members if they offer products and services that help people take better control of their finances, according to a new Fiserv/Harris Poll survey of 3,050 U.S. adults.The survey, conducted over a two-week period last fall, found that 45% of consumers agree time spent thinking about managing their money is a chore and 60% view financial management as a “have to do” rather than a “want to do.” One-quarter said they feel lost when trying to manage household expenses, and 48% admitted they don’t have anyone to rely on for advice on managing their finances. continue reading »last_img read more

Van Oord Wins Dubai Harbor Contract

first_imgImage source: Van OordVan Oord has been awarded the contract for Dubai Harbor marine works, a prestigious mega project in Dubai.Execution of this capital project will take place from September 2017 to May 2019, Dutch dredging contractor said in its announcement.“Our responsibilities will include dredging the 12-kilometer navigation channel, reclaiming land and executing vibro compaction,” said Jan Willem Elleswijk, Van Oord’s Area Manager. “We will be deploying a large trailing suction hopper dredger, and one of our high tech self-propelled cutter suction dredgers. We are looking forward to contributing to yet another Dubai landmark.”The project, which Van Oord carries out for Projects Link Contracting Co LLC, is the next step in achieving ‘Dubai Tourism Vision 2020’, Dubai’s strategy to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020. A strategy to which Van Oord has contributed since 2001 by building amongst others Palm Jumeirah, The World and many other artificial islands, said the company.Dubai Harbor is set to span 185 hectares, and will include berths for 1,400 boats and a cruise terminal.last_img read more

Stellar all-around play keys unbeaten start for Syracuse

first_imgWith balanced scoring and staunch defense, the Orange has managed to remain undefeated going into conference play.Emma Russell, Kelsey Millman, Lauren Brooks and Gillian Pinder all lead the Orange in goals this season with three each.The luxury of having multiple players with the ability to score makes the team a nightmare to defend.“Our whole system, the way we move and reshape, it’s like a triangle offense in basketball,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “So when we reshape, if people are in the right place, our defense sets up our attack.”The No. 2 Orange (5-0) takes on Villanova (4-2) at 4 p.m. Friday at J. Stanley Coyne Stadium. And on Sunday, Syracuse plays Kent State (3-4) at home.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team focuses on all aspects of the game — both sides of the ball — and takes on different positions to keep its opponents off balance.It is not only the offense that should be credited with the winning streak, but also the team’s defense, which has allowed only three goals the entire season.While the Orange’s barrage of scoring stands out the most, goalkeeper Leann Stiver’s ability to do her job while also managing to focus on what the defense should be doing has been just as critical.“I work mostly with the backs, so the more I can communicate from the back and have them slide over, double-team and help each other, the less I have to actually step up and make saves,” she said.Stiver, who recorded her third shutout of the season against Boston University, stresses that offense and defense go hand in hand.“We know that the defense is just as important as the offense,” Stiver said.Russell believes that the key to their undefeated streak is their unselfishness and chemistry as a team.“I’m never thinking about scoring, to be honest; if I have a chance to score, I will,” she said. “If someone else is in a better position, I think it would definitely be smarter for them to take it.”Emphasis on team play is what will aid against SU’s Big East opponents, starting with Villanova.“It’s really important that we start off strong because the Big East Championship, we win that, and that is what gets us our ticket to the NCAA tournament,” Bradley said.The team will try to use home field to its advantage against Villanova on Friday.“In order to come in this week and have Villanova on our home turf, we want to work really hard and play for 70 minutes, and get a result that we’d be 1-0 in conference play this weekend,” Bradley said.No matter what the strategy is, the underlying rule of the team is teamwork, and Bradley can’t stress that enough.“I definitely think it’s more of a team thing,” said Bradley. “We have all three lines covered by experience, strong people with personalities and character that can come through in critical moments for us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 13, 2012 at 1:17 am Contact Jasmine: [email protected]last_img read more