2020 Census looking to hire Hoosiers for temporary jobs

first_imgIndianaLocalSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – July 19, 2019 0 373 Twitter WhatsApp FILE – This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation’s only test run of the 2020 Census. A trial will begin in federal court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File) Workers are needed for the 2020 Census.The US Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to take temporary jobs across the nation, and there are numerous opportunities for Hoosiers.The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a number of jobs in the state, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, field supervisors, and census takers. People with language skills, including Spanish, are needed.Applicants under 18 can apply but they will need to be 18 years of age by the time they start work.Learn more at http://2020census.gov/jobs Twitter Pinterest Google+ 2020 Census looking to hire Hoosiers for temporary jobs Facebook Pinterest Facebook Previous articlePolice: Granger man jailed after being found with 3+ pounds of potNext articleRagu Pasta Sauce recall due to possible plastic contamination Tommie Lee WhatsApplast_img read more

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Novatek approves Yamal LNG financing

first_imgLNG World News Staff Series of Yamal LNG related transactions have been approved at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the project’s operator Novatek. The company informed in its statement on Tuesday that the approved transactions and agreements relate to obtaining project financing with the participation of Russian and international financial institutions in the amount of up to US$19 billion.The project has concluded agreements with the National Welfare Fund of Russia in the amount of $2.3 billion and Sberbank and Gazprombank of Russia in the amount of $4.1 billion.Novatek noted that more than $4 billion have already been withdrawn. These include full NWF funding in two tranches and a recently withdrawn first tranche through the Sberbank, Gazprombank loan deal.The latest loan agreement was signed with Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank for over $12 billion, which brings the total to $18.4 billion.Shareholders in the 16.5 mtpa Yamal LNG project, that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, are Novatek with a 50.1 percent stake, CNPC and Total with 20 percent stake each and China’s Silk Road Fund with a 9.9 percent stake.last_img read more

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An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

first_img Author: The Associated Press SHARE Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his brain swelling through the bullet hole in his face, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.“When you are on the other side,” his mother, Crystal Mees, recalls telling him, “you are going to see Mommy cry a lot. It’s not because she’s mad. It’s because she misses you.”And this: “It’s not your fault.”But whose fault was it?Bryson shot himself last January with a .22-caliber Derringer his grandmother kept under the bed. It was an accident, but one that could be blamed on many factors, from his grandmother’s negligence to the failure of government and industry to find ways to prevent his death and so many others.The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network set out to determine just how many others there have been.The findings: During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings – at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults – at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.Tragedies like the death of Bryson Mees-Hernandez play out repeatedly across the country. Curious toddlers find unsecured, loaded handguns in their homes and vehicles, and fatally shoot themselves and others. Teenagers, often showing off guns to their friends and siblings, end up shooting them instead.Using information collected by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonpartisan research group, news reports and public sources, the media outlets spent six months analyzing the circumstances of every death and injury from accidental shootings involving children ages 17 and younger from Jan. 1, 2014, to June 30 of this year – more than 1,000 incidents in all.Among the findings:-Deaths and injuries spike for children under 5, with 3-year-olds the most common shooters and victims among young children. Nearly 90 3-year-olds were killed or injured in the shootings, the vast majority of which were self-inflicted.-Accidental shootings spike again for ages 15-17, when victims are most often fatally shot by other children but typically survive self-inflicted gunshots.-They most often happen at the children’s homes, with handguns legally owned by adults for self-protection. They are more likely to occur on weekends or around holidays such as Christmas.-States in the South, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, are among those with the highest per capita rates of accidental shootings involving minors.In all, more than 320 minors age 17 and under and more than 30 adults were killed in accidental shootings involving minors. Nearly 700 other children and 78 adults were injured.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 74 minors died from accidental discharges of firearms in 2014, the latest year for which comparable data are available. The AP and USA TODAY analysis counted 113 for that year, suggesting the federal government missed a third of the cases.While accidental shootings account for only a fraction of firearm deaths in the U.S., gun safety advocates have long argued that they are largely preventable and thus prefer to call them unintentional shootings, rather than accidental.“The extent of the problem is a little bit shocking. The extent of the undercount is a little bit shocking,” said Lindsay Nichols, an attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco. “A lot of it provides further evidence that this is such a horrible pattern that continues and that more action is needed.”Gun control advocates demand stricter laws requiring guns to be kept locked up and unloaded. But gun rights supporters argue those measures make guns less useful in emergencies; citing CDC statistics, the National Rifle Association argues in public statements that such deaths have declined significantly in recent decades and that the chance of a child dying in a firearms accident is “one in one million.”Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, suggested the NRA was citing statistics that underestimate the risk guns represent to American children.He would not, he said, “put money on that interpretation.”___Bryson and his 2-year-old sister were staying with their grandparents in January to give their mother a break. She had given birth months earlier to a baby girl and needed sleep.It was a typical night. After their baths, Bryson asked if he could hop in bed with his grandfather, who was already asleep. His grandmother, Anna Sperber, said yes, before she fell asleep on the living room couch with the younger girl.When Sperber got up to get a blanket hours later, she saw Bryson face down on the bedroom floor. She thought he had fallen asleep.Then she noticed the lump on his head and panicked when she saw the pistol she kept under her bed lying next to him. He had shot himself above the right eye.Bryson’s grandfather, who used a noisy breathing machine, had slept through the gunshot. After a frantic 911 call, emergency responders would take Bryson to a hospital by helicopter as his sister watched. Soon, a neurosurgeon would tell his mother it was only a matter of time before the boy would be dead. The bullet had gone straight to the back of his brain and shattered.___The undercount documented by the AP and USA TODAY Network is “significant and important,” but not surprising, said the CDC’s Anderson.He said the agency has long suspected that its statistics on accidental firearms deaths are too low; the agency tracks deaths from accidental discharges of firearms but tallies only those that are officially classified that way by coroners on death certificates. Coroners categorize many such deaths as homicides because they can fit the definition of being killed by another. They also can classify them as undetermined, if the cause is unclear.The AP and USA TODAY Network did not rely on coroners’ findings, but rather counted those shootings that were declared accidental or unintentional by investigating agencies. They were tallied primarily from the Gun Violence Archive, where researchers track media, government and commercial sources to compile a comprehensive database of gun incidents. The review also uncovered a handful of shootings that had not previously been made public.The findings were in line with prior research done by Everytown for Gun Safety, the advocacy group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which keeps a running database of such shootings. The group says that up to 70 percent of accidental shootings could be prevented if parents kept their guns locked and separated from ammunition, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.Since the start of 2014, more than 80 children age 4 and under have fatally shot themselves.“That 3- to 5-year-old age group, they are going to be looking at the gun when they shoot it. They point the gun barrel at themselves and put their thumbs on the trigger,” said Sheriff David McKnight of Marion County, Texas, who is investigating the death of a 3-year-old who killed himself with his father’s gun in July.But children of every age, and especially boys, seem drawn to guns.Last year, 4-year-old Cameron Price and his 6-year-old brother, Ka’Darius, were riding their bikes outside the Levingston Motel in Shreveport, Louisiana, where their family had taken a $30-a-night room – all they could afford, their mother would later say.They decided to go inside, into a room where several adult acquaintances of their parents had been smoking marijuana.A gun was sitting out, and Ka’Darius thought the chrome and black .40-caliber pistol was a toy.A single shot rang out. Robert Price found his younger son slumped over on the arm of a couch when he entered after hearing a loud “pop” while in the bathroom of an adjacent room. He cradled the toddler as he took his final breaths before being whisked to a hospital, where he died.Ka’Darius later told police he “pushed the bad button” and he understood his brother “had a hole in his head,” was going to the hospital and not coming home.The Caddo Parish district attorney’s office charged two people in the room with weapons and drug charges. Both pleaded down to attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In August, a judge sentenced them to four years with credit for time served. Published: October 14, 2016 6:20 AM EDT center_img An accidental shooting kills a child every other day Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

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City officials approve bid for more downtown Farmington cameras

first_imgFarmington city council members on Monday awarded an $85,875 bid to a Farmington Hills-based firm that will install new surveillance cameras in downtown Farmington.Public Safety Director Frank Demers said the department received a $100,000 grant in January, its second Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. The first, in 2012, brought cameras to the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park. The grants require no matching funds from the city.Demers said Security Designs, Inc. was chosen because they’ve done similar projects in other cities. He said Plymouth officials spoke highly of the firm.The bid also includes a $7,900 add-on to upgrade a camera in Shiawassee Park. While that would keep the bid in the $100,000 range, Demers said, “There’s a few things we need to do on our end, which is to provide power to where these cameras are going to be… If there’s money left over, we will include it.”In January, Demers said the new cameras will be placed in parking lots north and south of Grand River, at Grove Street and Orchard Street, and behind Page’s Food & Spirts, as well as at the intersection of Grand River Avenue at Farmington Road. Video from all cameras, including those at the pavilion and park, will feed into the Public Safety Department, where they will be monitored. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Everton condemn QPR to another home loss

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR 1 Everton 2QPR’s Premier League status looks even more precarious after Aaron Lennon’s 77th-minute goal condemned them to a sixth consecutive home defeat.Eduardo Vargas blasted in from close range to haul them level midway through the second half.AdChoices告白But Everton, who had gone ahead through Seamus Coleman’s first-half strike, regained the lead courtesy of Lennon’s first goal since his loan move from Tottenham.Rangers have now lost six of their seven matches since Chris Ramsey was placed in charge following the departure of Harry Redknapp, and five of their six successive losses at Loftus Road have been in the league.They can count themselves somewhat unfortunate in that both Junior Hoilett and Adel Taarabt hit the woodwork, but QPR’s inability to overcome such an obviously fatigued side seemed another sign that they do not have enough about them to stay up.One off the bottom of the table and in desperate need of a win, they welcomed captain Joey Barton back after suspension and Maurico Isla was cleared to return despite knee trouble.They made the early running, with Everton looking jaded following Thursday’s Europa League exit against Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.However, the Merseysiders counter-attacked and scored on 18 minutes.Leon Osman laid the ball into Coleman’s path and the right-back fired beyond keeper Rob Green and in off the far post.Bobby Zamora had a chance to equalise but headed wide from Charlie Austin’s cross.And less than a minute after the interval, the otherwise ineffective Junior Hoilett curled an effort on to the Everton post.The equaliser eventually arrived when the visitors were unable to clear Matt Phillips’ right-wing corner and as Austin tried to turn in Sandro’s scuffed shot, Vargas pounced and blasted into the roof of the net.But Everton hit back following more good work on the right by the excellent Coleman.Nedum Onuoha prevented Arouna Kone scoring from Coleman’s low cross but the loose ball fell to Lennon, who made no mistake.Taarabt, on as a substitute, was unlucky not to bring Rangers level when he fired against the bar in injury time.QPR: Green; Isla, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun; Phillips, Barton, Sandro (Henry 71), Hoilett (Vargas 60); Austin, Zamora (Taarabt 81).Subs not used: McCarthy, Hill, Ferdinand, Kranjcar. See also:Martinez enjoys his ‘most satisfying win’Ramsey defiant after latest QPR defeatlast_img read more

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