City of Goshen lays out plans to begin reopening

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp City of Goshen lays out plans to begin reopening Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/City of Goshen) Below is the full text from the City of Goshen Facebook Page detailing their plan to reopen city buildings, facilities, and programs:PLANS FOR REOPENING CITY BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, PROGRAMSAs the State progresses on its reopening plan, the City is working to continue keeping the safety of its employees and the community at large as top priority.A plan has been drawn to reopen our buildings and facilities slowly and carefully. Some facilities and programs will not be available this summer, however.The City of Goshen continues to stay up-to-date on the latest information from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office, track the numbers of COVID-19 cases in our county provided by the Indiana State Department of Health, and watch for updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All this information and more was taken into account when making the following decisions for our municipal buildings, facilities and programs.“We want to continue serving the public as much as possible and regret the programs that we will have to cancel but please know we are doing this for everyone’s safety,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “COVID-19 is still a threat in our community, and we need to continue taking all necessary precautions to keep our loved ones safe.”Beginning June 1, City Hall, the Annex Building, and the Reith Interpretive Center will be open with limited access Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. On June 14, those City buildings will reopen fully to the public, though closely following CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread.Virtual meetings will continue until June 4. The City will limit attendance in accordance to no more than 25 occupants in a meeting room. Meeting attendees will be asked to maintain social distancing. The City will work to continue streaming its public meetings.Within the Parks & Recreation Department, all public restrooms, playgrounds, boat rentals at Fidler Pond Park and all athletic courts and the skate park will be open to the public beginning May 24.Indoor and open-air pavilions will be available for rental beginning June 14. Recreation sports leagues and the splash pads also will open June 14. These facilities will be reopened with the understanding that residents need to follow the CDC’s recommendations of social distancing and practicing good hygiene by washing hands frequently.The pool will remain closed this summer, as it is difficult to achieve the full scope of the CDC’s guidelines to keep the community safe. Other programs and events canceled this summer include the Discovery Day Camp, the Kids Triathlon and the Rock the Quarry Triathlon at Fidler Park, as social distancing cannot be achieved in these types of gatherings.Tanya Heyde, Parks & Recreation Superintendent, said the department’s staff is working diligently to reopen park amenities to our community in accordance with state-issued guidelines.“The Parks & Recreation Department is appreciative for the opportunity to serve our community, especially during this time when parks and local recreation are in such high demand,” she said. “We will continue to closely monitor the parks and remain up to date with the state and local recommendations as guidance to move forward or step back.”Heyde added that while her staff will continue to work on keeping the City’s facilities clean at all times, it will take the community’s help to fully make our parks and facilities as safe as possible for everyone.“I would like to thank the community for being patient as we navigate our way through the Pandemic,” she said. “I would also like to remind everyone to help us keep our parks open and our community safe by continuing to social distance, adhering to gathering restrictions and washing their hands frequently.”For more information about the Parks & Recreation Department’s facilities, programs and events, call 534.2901, or visit the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GoshenParksRecreation or City’s website at goshenindiana.org. Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter By Carl Stutsman – May 19, 2020 0 509 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleElkhart County 4H Fair GM pens open letter to the publicNext articleFour local puppy mills make Humane Society of the United States “Horrible Hundred” list Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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Miami Beach has issued $14,400 in fines to mask violators

first_imgPolice and city officials in Miami Beach have issued $14,400 in fines to those who violate the mask mandate rules.One man was issued a citation after he had taken his mask off to answer his phone, while another was walking alone and maskless on a quiet street, the Miami Herald reported.The city has issued 288 $50 fines since July 23, the newspaper reported. Only four violators had paid as of Monday, officials said. Each violator has 30 days to pay the fine, which cannot be appealed to the city. Failure to pay could result in an additional fine of up to $500 and a criminal misdemeanor charge of violating an executive order, which can carry up to 60 days in jail.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said in a public video address Friday that recent decreases in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County should not imply that countermeasures are no longer required.“Just wear the damn mask,” he said. “It’s not a political statement. It’s a statement that you care enough to make this very modest sacrifice.”last_img read more

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Open House for Argonia home this Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

first_imgFOR SALE IN ARGONIA, KANSAS – 602 N. HIGH STREET 1.5 ACRE LOT – MOTIVATED SELLER – PRICE NEGOTIABLEOPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Custom Built, Better-Than-New Ranch! Sprinkler system, well-established yard with covered front porch overlooking beautiful flowers and landscaping, covered patio, fence, 12×20 extra stick-built shed with awning on a poured slab. Patio overhang and 11′ ceiling. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement with 3 daylight windows & lots of space. Beautiful granite counter tops throughout.  Hammered copper farm sink in kitchen,   Hand-scraped, distressed wood floors in open living area. Walk-in kitchen pantry and master bathroom have custom-built cabinetry.  Bond money and Rural Development loans are available for qualified buyers.   See more about this spectacular home at here.last_img read more

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Webster City doctor admits to false statements about claims

first_imgWEBSTER CITY — A Webster City doctor has admitting to making false statements to the United States Attorney’s Office about Medicare claims.Seventy-six-year-old Joseph Latella admitted to lying about the claims he billed so he could be paid at the highest rate possible when he worked in private practice and as the medical director for several nursing homes in the Webster City area.The U.S. Attorney’s investigation found that Latella was billing more than 93% of his nursing home visits to Medicare under the most expensive claim code, and then falsely claimed he spent the time required for that level of billing.Doctor Latella reached a plea agreement where he will pay around $108,000 to Medicare and $9,200 to Medicaid for losses caused by his false claims. He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 once a sentencing date has been set.last_img read more

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Laptops for South Africa’s teachers

first_imgThe initiative aims to ensure that every teacher owns and uses a laptop, by providing them with a monthly allowance to cover the costs of purchase and internet connectivity. Teachers across South Africa have welcomed the roll-out of the Teacher Laptop Initiative, saying they are looking forward to sharing ideas, learning from each other and improving the quality of teaching in the country. “Education remains a tried and tested vehicle to take learners out of the vicious cycle of poverty, and the laptops have potential to expose our teachers to levels they have never been before,” Ramasehla said. “We commend the Education Labour Relations Council for taking a bold step to assist teachers,” Ntola said, adding that well trained and supported teachers would lead to quality of education delivery. Choice of packages Teachers participating in the initiative are required to use their laptops both in their teaching and their administration. “It helps us to work smart,” said Mthunzi Mbewane, a grade 8 and 9 teacher from Mkhatshwa Junior Secondary School in KwaZulu-Natal. “We will benefit a lot from the laptops as we will get information to assist us in improving our teaching skills. 20 July 2010 “With this initiative, teachers will be able to share ideas and learn from each other on the methods they use in their schools to improve the standard of learning, especially for under-performing schools,” Mbewane said. National Professional Teacher’s Organisation President Ezra Ramasehla said the laptops would make a difference in helping teachers to deliver quality service in the classrooms. Each qualifying teacher will be given a monthly allowance of R130, and will have to add the rest. The laptop package includes school administration materials and the national curriculum, as well as internet connectivity.center_img “Currently we have 80% information on learners in the data and next year we will have 100% and be able to track all of them,” he said. Suppliers include Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Lenovo, LG, Mecer, Pinnacle, Sahara, Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom. Launching the initiative in Pretoria last week, Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty said it would enable teachers to access data information and be able to use it in their schools. On Thursday, teachers countrywide got a brief lesson on computer literacy, e-mail, internet and various software packages. South African Democratic Teachers Union President Thobile Ntola welcomed the initiative, saying that the technology would allow the department to circulate information directly to the teachers. Improving teaching quality Working smart As from this week, qualifying teachers will be able to buy laptops from suppliers accredited to participate in the initiative. They have a choice of packages ranging from R250 to R390 a month from suppliers that have been accredited by the department. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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SA artists to forge new ties in Palestine

first_img2 February 2012 South Africa will showcase its abundant artistic talent to the people of Palestine during South African Week later this year, following the signing of a cultural agreement between the two countries in Pretoria on Wednesday. “We welcome with both hands the opportunity to visit Palestine later this year to be part of the South African Week celebrations,” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said after signing the agreement with Palestinian Minister of Culture Siham Mohammad Abdel Salam. “Our ultimate objective of participating in South African Week is to further strengthen people-to-people contact and to build new bridges of friendship and solidarity with the people of Palestine.” Mashatile said the government would continue to make arts, culture and heritage important tools of bringing people together and working towards a shared future. The signed agreement would promote mutual understanding of the two countries’ diverse cultures, create opportunities to access cultural markets in both South Africa and Palestine, and facilitate training and development in areas of common interests. “Our cooperation will also cover areas such as languages development, heritage preservation, exchanges of literature as well as exhibitions to showcase both our countries’ artistic talent.” Mashatile said South Africa counted the people of Palestine among those patriots who stood with the masses in the struggle for national liberation. “For that, we are indebted to you.” In line with the Non-Aligned Movement and the international community in general, he said, South Africa would continue to support efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. “In our view, the best option for the resolution of the Palestine-Israeli conflict is premised on a two-state solution, with Palestine and Israel existing peacefully side-by-side as two independent states.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Hair Tools 2 Waved Grips Brown, She said they are better quality than she has had before and held her

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Adobe Adds Social Analytics Tools to Online Marketing Suite

first_imgHooteSuite wasn’t the only company to announce a social analytics suite yesterday: Adobeannounced the addition of a new product called SocialAnalytics to its Online Marketing Suite. SocialAnalytics will ship in Q3 and monitor Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other sources.Online Marketing Suite already features various tools for social media monitoring, but this new package extends the suite’s capabilities by adding features for determining a business’ top influencers, tracking sentiment over time and calculating how much revenue is generated by social media campaigns.Online Marketing Suite is powered by Omniture, which Adobe acquired in 2009. It’s a part of Adobe’s ongoing “customer experience management” (CEM) strategy. Last year, following Adobe’s acquisition of Day Software we talked to Erik Larson, senior director of product management at Adobe, about CEM:Larson’s vision for the enterprise revolves around “customer experience management,” which combines the discipline of user experience design, interaction design, process management, content strategy and customer service into a unified field for Web-based customer experience. Larson predicts in the near future, if this isn’t the case already, customers will expect to have most of their interactions with companies online – and citizens will have most of their interactions with governments online as well. To this end, Adobe hopes to position LiveCycle, Omniture, and Day’s offerings as a customer experience suite to compliment its existing web development technologies.Adobe is going up against Cisco (which announced its SocialMiner product recently) and several established social analytics players such Radian6, but social analytics is a now a must-have feature for any sort of online marketing package.As we pointed out earlier today, these sorts of social tools are great but the majority of customer interactions are still taking place on the phone. Despite a few well-known examples, such as the United breaks guitars incident, social analytics providers are providing solutions to problems that don’t really exist yet. There’s a crowded field of contenders, but we’re actually at a very early stage in the development and need for this technology. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#news last_img read more

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Panathinaikos Takes Care of Depleted Milan (video)

first_imgATHENS – Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens protected its home floor and edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a comfortable 74-61 win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Panathinaikos registered its ninth straight home win to improve to 16-11 record and could qualify for the playoffs already on Wednesday if CSKA Moscow defeats Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul.Milan, which was missing Rakim Sanders, Kruno Simon, Zoran Dragic and Simone Fontecchio, dropped to 7-20 and last place. Nick Calathes and Mike James scored 13 points apiece, while Nikos Pappas and K.C. Rivers each scored 10 points in victory. Milan’s Awudu Abass led all scorers with 15 points on 3-for-3 three-point shooting. Milan Macvan had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, while Andrea Cinciarini collected 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in defeat.Milan had a much better opening to the game, with Cinciarini and Abass each hitting a triple, and Macvan and Raduljica scoring inside for a 2-10 lead. But after a timeout, the hosts showed up.Calathes made a pair of triples and Gist hustled for a pair of put-backs, fueling a 16-2 run during which Demetris Nichols and Chris Singleton also nailed three-pointers. A three by Rivers helped Panathinaikos to a 21-15 lead after 10 minutes.The visitors kept hustling, and Cinciarini and Abass scored on fast breaks to get Milan within 25-23. However Pappas had a big block, made a three-pointer and snatched couple of steals to give Panathinaikos another boost. The hosts’ defense held its own, and Panathinaikos ended the second quarter on a 13-2 run, for a 38-25 halftime lead.After the break, Milan stuck to playing zone defense, which troubled Panathinaikos. Still, Calathes managed a three-point play on a fast break to make it 45-27. Rivers and James did hit from downtown for the hosts, and Hickman did so for Milan. The hosts kept the margin in double digits, and James beat the buzzer with a tough jumper, making it 57-40 entering the final quarter.Panathinaikos cruised in the final 10 minutes, slowing down the tempo entirely, but keeping defensive intensity. A pair of baskets from James opened a 69-50 lead midway through the fourth before the visitors answered with a 2-8 run, but never threatened.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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