New Analysis: Countries with Higher Unemployment Benefits Have Lower Jobless Rates

first_imgNew Analysis: Countries with Higher Unemployment Benefits Have Lower Jobless Rates Australia InstituteNew analysis from the Australia Institute shows Australia’s unemployment rate is worse than that of most OECD countries. In fact, this analysis shows that across the OECD, it is higher unemployment payments (the ‘net replacement rate of unemployment’) that correlate with lower unemployment rates.The Government and commentators have long argued that Australia’s internationally low unemployment payments are required in part as an incentive to encourage the unemployment to look for and accept work.Key findings:Despite having the lowest unemployment payment, Australia did not have the lowest unemployment rate – or even place in the top half of OECD countries for low unemployment.In 2019 Australia had the 20th lowest unemployment rate of 33 OECD countries.If the Government’s theory that higher unemployment payments are a disincentive to work is correct, then comparing countries’ level of unemployment payments and their unemployment rate should show that countries with higher unemployment payments also have higher unemployment rates.A study of 33 OECD countries does not support the Government’s theory. On the contrary, it shows that countries with higher unemployment payments are more likely to have lower unemployment rates.“This research shows there is no economic basis for unemployment payments to be set below poverty levels to incentivise the unemployed to look for work,” said Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute.“In fact, this analysis suggests the Government is being unnecessarily cruel to the unemployed and that lower unemployment rates are possible even with much higher unemployment payments.“If the Government’s theory were correct, Australia should have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD to match its low unemployment payment rates, not one of the highest.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australia Institute, Government, OECD, research, study, unemploymentlast_img read more

Judge to Consider Plea Deal for Barkus

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email A judge will decide on Jan. 20 whether the punishment in a plea deal for state Sen. Greg Barkus is appropriate for felony charges stemming from an Aug. 27, 2009 boat crash on Flathead Lake. Barkus pleaded no contest to felony criminal endangerment as part of the deal at a hearing in Kalispell Thursday. Malta District Judge John McKeon will review the proposed agreement, released Nov. 9, between Barkus and Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan. McKeon said he would not impose a sentence until he can review a presentence investigation report. If the judge rejects the agreement, or imposes a sentence different from what’s in the deal, Barkus then has the opportunity to withdraw his plea and go to trial. Barkus, 64, faces three felony charges: one for criminal endangerment and two for negligent vehicular assault after the boat he was piloting crashed into a rocky outcropping near Wayfarer’s State Park, injuring all five passengers. Prosecutors say Barkus’ blood alcohol content was 0.16, twice the legal limit, when taken two hours after the accident. Under the deal, Barkus pleaded no contest, in exchange for the dismissal of the other two charges. The agreement also imposes a three-year deferred sentence that could end after 18 months if there are no violations, and he would pay the state $4,000 in restitution. “I will not entertain any dismissal of counts two and three until I consider the plea agreement,” McKeon said. The judge questioned Barkus at length – on his mental state, medications he was prescribed and whether he had consumed any alcohol recently – to ensure that he understood the implications of pleading no contest to a felony, a charge that can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years. Barkus pleaded not guilty to the charges in Oct. 2009.McKeon referenced evidence, presented by Corrigan at the beginning of the hearing from the investigative report, that the boat was traveling at least 40 miles per hour when it struck the rocks, based on the testimony of Kristin Smith, a passenger who said she saw the tachometer at 4,000 rpms shortly before crashing. Corrigan also noted the boat was not using any headlights and that Barkus was navigating from a GPS unit. An accident reconstruction specialist hired by the prosecution corroborated Smith’s assertion of the boat’s speed. “Do you agree, with that evidence, the jury would find you guilty?” McKeon said. “Yes, I suppose,” Barkus replied.The crash occurred in the evening following a reception at The Docks restaurant in Lakeside. Barkus, a Kalispell Republican, was driving the boat east toward Bigfork, where passengers U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and the congressman’s two staff members, Smith and Dustin Frost, were staying that evening. Barkus’ wife, Kathy, was also on the boat. While Kathy Barkus and Smith sustained less severe injuries in the crash that left the boat lodged on rocks above the waters of Flathead Lake, Frost was in a coma for a week, Rehberg suffered a broken ankle and Barkus broke his pelvis. At the hearing Thursday, McKeon asked Corrigan whether the victims were consulted on the plea deal. Corrigan said he has spoken with Frost, Rehberg’s state director at the time of the accident who now runs a political consulting firm, and that Frost accepts the deal but considers it too tough on Barkus.“Mr. Frost has provided me with a letter in which he implored me to reduce these charges to a misdemeanor,” Corrigan told McKeon. “He’s of the opinion it’s probably a little harsher than it should be.” Smith also accepted the deal, according to Corrigan. And though he said he had not spoken directly with Rehberg, who was reelected to a sixth term last month, Corrigan said he talked to the congressman’s wife, Jan, “She did express a desire to get this matter resolved without trial.” Corrigan added that he had received an e-mail from Rehberg’s attorney, “expressing a high regard for everyone involved,” with confidence that the correct outcome would be reached through the justice system. In considering sentencing, McKeon will also likely look at Barkus’ criminal history. The judge discussed briefly with Corrigan a 2004 incident in Lake County where Barkus was pulled over for drunken driving, a charge reduced to reckless driving. Barkus said at the time his driving was due to worry over the health of his mother. He has also received several minor traffic violations. last_img read more

Judge Halts Further County Action on FEMA Grant

first_img Email A district court judge has ordered that the Flathead County Commission can take no further action on a federal grant that would provide a group of homeowners with money to mitigate the erosion of a bluff near Whitefish Stage Road.Last month, the commission voted to stop the process of a $400,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant. FEMA had agreed to pay $298,000, and the homeowners whose property is in danger of sloughing away paid the matching $102,000.The county’s role would have been to manage the funds, which the commission agreed to in November, 2013. But the decision to stop the grant process has put the federal funds in limbo.In interviews, the county commissioners have said they have concerns about the county being held liable if something goes wrong with the project. Two of the homeowners whose property on the bluff near Whitefish Stage Road – Susan Storfa and Scott Gearheart – filed suit against Flathead County, asking a judge to stop any further action by the commission, such as sending a letter to the state and to FEMA terminating the grant and forever nixing a project four years in the making. The proposed project would construct safer slopes, provide adequate drainage to reduce the risk of flowing water removing more soil, restore the pond’s storm water capacity, repair damaged storm water pipes that were affected during the major slumping episodes, and reduce additional sources of water on the bluff.On April 15, Judge Ted O. Lympus issued a temporary restraining order against the county commission, saying that the commission and its “agents and representatives are hereby restrained and enjoined from terminating the grant approved by FEMA, by letter or otherwise” until the case can be heard in court. Lympus set a hearing for April 23 for both sides of the argument to provide information and cause about why the preliminary injunction should or should not have been issued. Storfa said she is pleased with the judge’s decision, but she still hopes the issue can be handled out of court.“I hope and pray that the county commissioners will take notice and listen to our pleas and rethink their position,” Storfa said. Concerns about the bluff’s erosion began in 2010, when about two-thirds of Storfa’s backyard slid away in a major landslide. She tried to find a grant to stabilize her property, but found she would need more people involved if she wanted public funds.After the wet spring of 2011, the president issued a declaration of disaster for Montana due to the flooding, and Storfa started pursuing a FEMA grant, like the kind the City of Kalispell received to stabilize the Buffalo Hills Golf Course after flooding. Working with the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services, Storfa, her neighbors, and the Village Greens Golf Course community situated below the bluff sent a letter of intent to pursue a hazard mitigation grant.The grant application makes note that the properties in question – six lots to the east of Whitefish Stage Road and west of Village Greens – are in both Flathead County’s and the City of Kalispell’s jurisdictions.The bluff’s geologic components include clay and silt, and there has been development activity in the area since the 1970s, when the Mission Valley subdivisions started cropping up north of the properties listed in the grant application. However, in recent years, the significant erosion events – landslides in at least two places, one behind Storfa’s house, and a smaller one behind the property two houses north of the Storfas’ – coupled with high groundwater levels and flooding on the Stillwater River have led to considerable sloughing. “If unabated the annual erosion rate of the slope will catalyze catastrophic failure of six residences over the next three to eight years,” the FEMA grant application reads.Total tax appraisal values for the properties in question come to about $1.4 million.RELATED: Slowly Sliding Away Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Water outages expected with repair works in south Inishowen

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Water outages expected with repair works in south Inishowen Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Essential leak repair works on water mains in South Inishowen will lead to water outages today.Irish Water say supply will be impacted for the day as a result of essential water main repair works.Irish Water and Donegal County Council are advising customers in South Inishowen that their water supply may be impacted as a result of essential water main repair works taking place today from 8am to 6pm.The works will affect customers in Fahan, Cristlamore, Inch, Burnfoot, Bridgend, Newtown Moyle, Whin Hill, Burt and surrounding areas.It is expected that the repairs will be completed by 6pm this evening but some customers’ supply may take a further two to three hours while water returns to the network.The essential repair is being undertaken in response to planned leak detection works undertaken in the area and will prevent the loss of a significant volume of drinking water through leaking pipes.Updates can be found on the water supply and services section of the website water.ie Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 22, 2020 Previous articleRemembering Manus ‘Mandy’ KellyNext articleDisappointment as Waterworld to remain closed this year News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

first_imgYouth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition ← Get on Board on an Experience-Intensive Journey through China, Mongolia and Russia March 24, 2016 Published by Ivana Petriskova Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 Submit Your Video and Win a Trip to Brussels Deadline: 30 June 2016Open to: participants between the ages of 15 and 35 with innovative ideas which contributes to the Sustainable Development GoalsPrizes: Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice PrizeDescriptionThe Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With this competition young people have the opportunity to participate in an online study programme in entrepreneurship education at the Entrepreneurship Campus. There, you can graduate and receive a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Stiftung Entrepreneurship Berlin. This Certificate offers young people a knowledgeable qualification in entrepreneurship. The certificate study programme is free of charge this year, and is sponsored by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United.EligibilityBe between the ages of 15 and 35;You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your community or you are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program;You are able to submit your entry in English.PrizesGrand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners will be selected in each of the following two categories:Best Ideas Category: Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others);Best Projects Category: Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact. Similar Stories Pocket Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will receive a Gold Medal and a Certificate;Second Prize winners will receive a Silver Medal and a Certificate;Third Prize winners will receive a Bronze Medal and a Certificate;Finalists not chosen as prize winners will receive Honorable Mention;Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will receive a Certificate;Grand Prize and People’s Choice winners, Second Prize and Third Prize winners, and the Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin on 9 October 2016.How to apply?In order to be able to submit an idea/project you need to be logged-in. In order to do so register HERE.More information on the official website. The Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition Reddit Tweet Share 0 Fully Funded Uversity Undergraduate Scholarships at IADT in Ireland LinkedIn 0 Research and Messaging Consultant at US Human Rights Network →last_img read more

Hormonal Imbalance in Women- Causes, Symptoms and Remedies

first_imgHello ladies, today I am going to make you all aware of hormonal imbalance. In women, the hormonal imbalance has become a common practice today due to which women have to face a lot of trouble. Hormonal imbalance is a common health issue that keeps women unaware until they see the symptoms.Today I will tell you about what is hormonal imbalance, what are the symptoms of it, how can you prevent yourself from it, all those things which will be very useful in your life.Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that control the major processes of the body, such as metabolism and reproduction. These are formed by endocrine glands. There are 3 major categories of hormones are thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones, and all three works together. When one of these produces more or fewer hormones, it leads to hormonal imbalance and it can lead to a longer complaint in women’s bodies.There are many signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance and it shows which hormone is not functioning properly. More often, these signs and symptoms are different in women and men but some symptoms also have the same in both.Fatigue, weight gain, constipation, excessive thirst and frequent urination, depression, anxiety, weight loss, infertility are many common symptoms that can be seen in both women and men.There are many causes of hormonal imbalance, such as a poor diet, diabetes, thyroid (both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid), tumors, cancer treatment, pregnancy, breastfeeding, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), menopause, contraceptive pills, primary ovarian insufficiency e.t.c.These are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and its causes, and now I will tell you how you can prevent yourself from this.Follow a healthy diet, in which you must add the following supplements:Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that are extremely beneficial to your health. With this, your hormonal imbalance is also improved. You must use 1-2 tablespoons of pure coconut oil in a day. You can use it in your salad or by changing your cooking oil with it.Ashwagandha is the most adaptogenic herb that helps in treating your hormonal imbalance. It helps in reducing stress and anxiety which are the most responsible factors for hormonal imbalance. Ashwagandha also treats your thyroid hormone imbalance. You must take Ashwagandha Supplement 300-500 mg 3 times a day regularly.You must take yogurt, as yogurt is probiotic and helpful in balancing hormones. You should also have a rich intake of Vitamin D and Vitamin C, which are very important nutrients in balancing your hormones. You must take multiple minerals such as iodine, selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, boron, chromium, and molybdenum which are necessary for thyroid hormones.You must use some essential oils such as clary sage oil, fennel oil, lavender oil, and thyme oil. Regular massaging with these oils helps in treating hormonal imbalance.Do workout and yoga daily. You must do exercises like walking, dumbbells, that helps in balancing your hormones. You should do yoga mudras such as Sasangasana, Bhujangasana, Ustrasana for 3 times a day regularly.You should avoid such things which contain harmful chemicals. These can be cosmetics and things related to your body care. You should not take too many birth control pills, or excessive medications because they also cause hormonal imbalance.You should reduce your sugar intake because excessive sugar intake also causes hormonal imbalance. When you ingest more sugar, your pancreas secretes more insulin, excessive insulin produces excessive testosterone. It can delay your normal ovulation. With excessive insulin, the amount of fat in your body increases, and your weight also increases.In the end, you should have sufficient sleep because sufficient sleep will reduce stress from your body, depression will also reduce. Disruptive sleep patterns cause hormonal imbalance and also suppress ovulation. That is why you should not compromise with your sleep and sleep properly.Hope this blog will work for you because 9 out of 10 women are falling victim to hormonal imbalance today. You can control your hormonal imbalance by following the above preventive tips.last_img read more

California braces for another day of blackouts

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR California braces for another day of blackouts Since January, the ISO has ordered blackouts Jan. 17-18 and Mar. 19-20. More than 88,000 customers were without power for about an hour late Monday afternoon, after McIntosh said he believed the ISO would be able to get through the day without having to ask utilities to cut firm load. Linkedin Previous articleWilliams to buy Barrett Resources for $2.8 billion, topping Shell’s bidNext articleWashington state official wants FERC inquiry expanded chloecox Tuesday he said 900 MW of interruptible load came back on line Monday after a 6 hr outage and load did not drop as he anticipated. McIntosh said there will be pressure to extend to 8 hr the required time for interruptible load customers to remain off line. By the OGJ Online Staff Twitter Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Jim McIntosh, director of operations for the California Independent System Operator, warned blackouts are “probable” later in the day during a Tuesday morning conference call. “Demand is trending at 1000 MW over where we were yesterday at this time,” he said. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said about 54,000 customers were part of rolling block outages that began at 4:45 p.m. and ended at about 6:00 p.m. The utility has 14 outage blocks that each serve about 200,000 customers. About 36,000 Southern California Edison Co. also lost power. Linkedin By chloecox – 5.8.2001 HOUSTON, Texas, May 8, 2001 — With temperatures hitting record highs, California braced for a second day of possible rolling blackouts Tuesday. Facebook Earlier in the day, the ISO issued a Stage 1 emergency indicating reserves were below 7%. McIntosh said the ISO expected to issue a Stage 2 emergency about 1 p.m. PST and shortly after may call a Stage 3 alert, signaling reserves are below 1.5%, as demand rises. Low supplies continue to be the major problem, McIntosh said. Facebook Twitter No posts to display TAGSSCE Four nuclear units are off line in the western US for refueling or repairs. In addition, McIntosh said an additional 2,000 MW of generation from the state’s qualifying facilities (QFs) is unavailable. Peak demand on the transmission system is expected to reach 34,469 MW about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Nuclear The heat spell, including a record 93° in San Francisco, has caused a surge in air conditioning, McIntosh said. A total of 12,088 MW worth of generation remains unavailable with power plants off line for maintenance and plant malfunctions.last_img read more

Research Assistant Professor – Eco Hydraulics /Environmental Hydraulic Engineering.

first_imgPosting Details Classification TitleResearch Assistant Professor – Eco Hydraulics /EnvironmentalHydraulic Engineering. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Special Instructions to Applicants Closing Date05/31/2020 Open Until FilledNo Job Summary/Basic Function Posting Number0800988 Department Contact [email protected]u MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :• Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering, or related field withexperience in hydraulics / fluid mechanics applications of orecosystems improvement or related fields. Ph.D. must be complete attime of appointment;• Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of waterengineering, environmental engineering or fluid mechanics;• Demonstrated skill in securing grants or strong potential tosecure extramural funding;• Experience and interest in mentoring/teaching students fromdiverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION :• Post-Doctoral experience preferred.• Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations or potential forcollaborations both within and external to the university.• Involvement with recognized professional associations ororganizations.• Must be able to represent Central State University as an 1890Land Grant Institution to the public including federal andnon-federal agencies, and research, agriculture and industryinterests.• Transfer information through scholarly publications, patents andpresentations at scientific meetings and through technologytransfer to agriculture and industry groups. Posting Date11/20/2019center_img Budgeted Annual Salary$95,000 Minimum Qualifications POSITION SUMMARY :This is a 12-month research position at the ResearchAssistant/Associate Professor level focusing on hydraulicapplications in agriculture production and management, naturalresources management, and urban environmental management. Theresearcher is expected to join a team of researchers engaged inagricultural and natural resources research and is expected to haveexpertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimentalwork in hydraulic engineering supported byphenomenological/heuristic models (2) eco-hydraulics and eco-hydroclimatology (3) storm water modeling and green infrastructure (4)sedimentation engineering or (5) hydro energy engineering. Researchin hydraulics should align with the transport of chemicals in flowsystems at various scales and must lay emphasis on how people andsystems may benefit from research into how water and environmentalproblems would impact agricultural and urban areas using newergeospatial technologies and instrumentation. Faculty must develop anationally recognized research program in environmental hydraulicsin collaboration with appropriate researchers in CESTA . Selectedcandidate must devise methodologies for sustainable development ofwater systems for communities of varying scales. The candidate willbe expected to develop tools to assist farmers and otherstakeholders to manage their respective ecosystems sustainably. Theimpacts from global drivers such as climate change andenvironmental effects on agroecosystems must be incorporated intoresearch to achieve sustainability of these systems. The candidateshould be able to collaborate with current faculty in waterresources engineering working on hydrologic modeling, modeling offate and transport of chemicals/agrochemicals in soil and water,and associated water and land quality changes using advanced GISand remote sensing. He/she is expected to participate in expandingthe research on water resources for agriculture with particularreference to ecosystem sustainability in agriculture. The candidateis expected to develop an independent research program withexternal funding that is relevant to stakeholders in Ohio andbeyond in collaboration with current researchers in CESTA and withexternal institutions and agencies.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :• Establish and maintain a competitive research program inenvironmental hydraulics that directly impacts farmers and otherstakeholders in Ohio and beyond.• Engage in research in developing sustainability tools for famersand other stakeholders in designing sustainable eco systems.• Provide mentoring and advising to undergraduate students byengaging them in research.• Conduct and publish research in the area of specialty.• Participate in university and professional developmentactivities.• Serve on university-wide committees.• Establish oneself in community service and collaborate with CSU’scooperative extension program in extending research to CSUstakeholders in agriculture and water resources systems.• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the AssociateDirector for Research Department1890 Land Grant Research Position CategoryFaculty – Term Appointment * What is the highest degree you hold?DoctorateCompleted all Doctorate coursework, but has not completeddissertationMaster’s DegreeBachelor’s DegreeAssoicate’s DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED Working Title SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT :This is a 12-month position research position funded by annualallocation by National Institute of Food and Agriculture ( NIFA )through the Evans Allen Program with matching contributions fromthe State of Ohio. For further information, email Dr. Subramania ISritharan, Associate Director for Research, ARDP, [email protected] State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer seekingcandidates committed to working in a diverse environment. Preferred Qualifications Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterUnofficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsCurriculum Vitaelast_img read more

Phish Rider For Venues On How To Treat Fans Is Awesome

first_img-David Melamed (@DMelamz) The Phish concert experience is in a league of its own, and, thanks to The Smoking Gun, we now have some insight into some of the semantics behind the magic. Phish sends out a rider to every venue they play, detailing how to take tickets, pat down attendees, deal with security issues, and how Phish fans behave at shows. While this rider is an older one, it seems not much has changed in the band’s 3.0 era.Some of our favorite quotes:“The pat-down process should be limited to visual and light pat-down checks… staff should be especially alert to the presence of cameras and video equipment as these items are strictly prohibited yet are often present.”“Phish fans are a peaceful intelligent group of people who respond better to courteous, respectful requests than aggressive bullying.”“The typical Phish audience does not mosh or body surf. They will, however, dance and twirl in any open area made available to them… They will attempt to dance in any aisles that are not being patrolled regularly by ushers or event staff…”“If the patrons see that the ushers are being active in checking for tickets and correct seat locations, they will be less likely to move into another area.”You can read through the whole security rider below:last_img read more

White House Secret Service Agents Come to Ducklings Aid

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA mother duck and her ducklings visited the White House Wednesday, but the mom was the only one of the group big enough to jump the concrete barrier beneath the fence.Her young ducklings were stuck milling about on the sidewalk below until armed guards came to the rescue.Two uniformed Secret Service agents saw the separation and came to the ducklings’ aid, lifting each baby through the fence.Tourists gave the agents a big round of applause afterward.(WATCH the video from NBC via the Rachel Maddow Show)last_img read more