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Public meeting set to discuss rural transportation needs

first_img Twitter By admin – April 25, 2018 Previous articleFamily science nightNext articleDPS identifies man killed in Sunday wreck admin WhatsApp Local News Pinterest Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting in Fort Stockton to gather input from residents on rural transportation needs.The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 10 at the Rooney Park Small Community Hall on Highway 285 in Fort Stockton.The public meeting will gather input from the public to help the Odessa District develop the 2019-2022 Rural Transportation Improvement Program, which is the mechanism used by TxDOT and the Federal Highway Administration to fund projects for the next four years, a TxDOT news release stated. It includes all federally funded projects.For those who can’t attend the meeting, three exhibits will be available for review 15 days before and after the meeting. The exhibits are online at https://tinyurl.com/y9nkm9fy. The exhibits will also be available at the following locations:Andrews Maintenance Office, 1000 S. Main, Andrews.McCamey Maintenance Office, 830 W. Fifth Street, McCamey.Monahans Maintenance Office, 3411 S. Stockton, Monahans.Odessa District Office, 3901 E. Highway 80, Odessa.Pecos Maintenance Office, 197 South Frontage Road IH-20 West, Pecos.Sanderson Maintenance Office, 53 N. US Highway 285 Sanderson.Written comments may be submitted to Texas Department of Transportation, Attention: Robert Ornelas, P.E., 3901 East Highway 80, Odessa, Texas, 79761 or by email at [email protected] 15-day public comment period to submit written comments will close at the Odessa District Office at 5 p.m. May 25.The Odessa District includes Andrews, Crane, Ector, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward and Winkler counties.More Information Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Facebook Twitter Public meeting set to discuss rural transportation needs WhatsApp Texas Department of Transportation.last_img read more

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Alleged ringleader in GoFundMe scam that raised $400,000 now facing federal charges

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStock(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey man accused of pulling off a GoFundMe scam that raised $400,000 for an invented feel-good story is now facing federal charges, officials said.Mark D’Amico, 40, was charged with one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.D’Amico, a Bordentown resident, has already been charged in state court with fraud and money laundering for his alleged role in the scheme, and has pleaded not guilty.In November 2017, D’Amico, his then-girlfriend Katelyn McClure, and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. concocted a feel-good story that Bobbitt, a homeless veteran, gave McClure his last $20 to help her pay for gas after she ran out on a highway in Philadelphia.“The story told by D’Amico and McClure was not true,” the attorney’s office said. “McClure never ran out of gas and Bobbitt never spent his last $20 for her. D’Amico and McClure conspired to create a false story to obtain money from donors based on false information.”The three gained national media attention, and soon enough around $400,000 had been raised for Bobbitt via GoFundMe — funds that the former couple said was going towards securing Bobbitt housing, according to prosecutors.Instead, D’Amico and McClure spent the money on personal expenses over the three months, including significant amounts on gambling, vacations, a BMW automobile, clothing, handbags and other personal items and expenses, officials said.Bobbitt sued the couple for not giving him the money, prompting authorities to investigate them.Bobbitt and McClure have both pleaded guilty to federal and state crimes.McClure’s federal sentencing is scheduled for November.Bobbitt’s federal sentencing is scheduled for later this month.D’Amico faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the wire fraud charge, while conspiracy to commit money laundering carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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HILT Spark Grant Fall 2014 awards announced

first_imgHILT awarded six Spark Grants of $5-$15K to projects intended to “spark” promising teaching and learning projects this year:A crash course in Harvard College undergraduates. Michael Zachau Walker and Sophia Watkins (College) will design a workshop equipping teaching fellows with increased understanding of teaching Harvard undergraduates in order to foster meaningful and productive relationships.Evaluating the impact of multimedia enhancements of case materials. Maria Flanagan, Carolyn Wood, Dan Levy, Christopher Robichaud, Mae Klinger and Laura Winig (HKS) will conduct a comparison study to identify the impact of multimedia enhancements of case materials on student preparation and engagement.An introduction to numerical computing for undergraduates. Adam Cohen and Christopher Stubbs (FAS) will develop a two-week module on basic computational methods in MATLAB, lowering the barrier to use for students in courses from biology to economics.New models for evaluating learning outcomes in digital humanities teaching. Jeffrey Schnapp, Jessica Yurkofsky, and Kyle Parry (FAS-metaLAB) will host a workshop around opportunities and challenges in digital humanities teaching, applying lessons learned to the assessment of metaLAB platforms.Online resource for speaking and communication. Sarah Jessop and Marlon Kuzmick (FAS-Bok Center) will film a series of interviews (inspired by “Harvard Writes”) to convene a campus-wide conversation on the role of spoken communication in teaching, scholarship, and collaboration.A tool to facilitate peer review and assessment. Dan Coffey and David J. Malan (SEAS) will provide a low-cost tool that automatically captures video of instructors, facilitating more robust peer review and frequent opportunity for pedagogical assessment.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Frozen’s Josh Gad Reunites With Disney & More!

first_img View Comments Bobby Cannavale Tony Nominees Bobby Cannavale and Jude Law Join Forces in Spy Two-time Tony nominees Bobby Cannavale and Jude Law are to star in an international spy comedy imaginatively titled Spy. According to Deadline the movie will be released on Memorial Day 2015. Of course, we’ve got Cannavale in the upcoming movie musical remake of Annie to look forward to before then—the tuner is set to open in a theater near you December 19. Star Files Frozen’s Josh Gad to Reunite With Disney Another Hollywood project for Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad! The Frozen star has once again teamed up with Disney, this time for a family comedy-adventure. Deadline reports that the Tony nominee and his writing partner Ryan Dixon will be working together on the as yet untitled project for the studio. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Of Mice and Men’s Leighton Meester on Finding Her Stage Voice Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester has opened up about how she’s coped with making the transition from screen to Broadway in Of Mice and Men. The star told Yahoo: ” I had a sense that on stage I’d have to find my voice louder than in a close-up in a movie.” Another difference between the two mediums? “You are always in frame when you are on stage. Everyone can see you. You aren’t waiting for your close-ups.” Josh Gad Leighton Meesterlast_img read more

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Giants O-Line coach Colombo wants nasty, detailed group

first_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV FOLLOW US Marc Colombo was nasty when he played tackle for the Dallas Cowboys — and that’s just the attitude he expects from his offensive line with the New York Giants.Speaking to the media for the first time since being hired in January as the O-line coach, Colombo came across Friday as a good guy who likes his heavy metal music off the field. On the field, his linemen better play with an edge, understand every little detail of their job and know why they are doing it.“It’s a work ethic and it’s it’s a nasty attitude going out there, just kind of imposing our will on the defense,” Colombo said. “Flying around. That’s non-negotiable. That comes right from coach (Joe) Judge and this organization. You know, they demand it here. The first thing to do is work our butt off and we’re going to play hard. That’s non-negotiable.”Colombo said he can teach techniques, assignments and stuff like that. The effort is something a player better bring every day.That’s what Colombo did during a 10-year playing career, including six with the Cowboys from 2005-10. That gives him instant respect from his players.He has done it and seen it. He has also taught it.“I think just learning from the experience that I have, I will be able to teach these guys, they’ve really absorbed a lot right now and they’re taking it all in,” said Colombo, who spent the previous four seasons working with the Cowboys’ line. “I believe we’ll push them in the right direction.”That’s something the Giants need. Their line has struggled the past three seasons, despite having Saquon Barkley carrying the ball the last two.This year, the line is going to be in flux because of the coronavirus pandemic and injuries. The only returning starters are left guard Will Hernandez and right guard Kevin Zeitler.Left tackle Nate Solder, who has a son with cancer, opted out of the season to keep his family safe. Right tackle Mike Remmers was lost to free agency and center Jon Halapio suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury in the final game last year and is a free agent.It is expected Andrew Thomas, the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, will take over at left tackle. Tackle Cam Fleming, who was in Dallas last year, signed as a free agent and was expected to compete for the right tackle job. Nick Gates was thought to be his competition but he also is getting a look at center. New York also drafted guard Shane Lemieux in the fifth round.Hernandez, who started the past two seasons, said having a former lineman as a coach is a positive.“He definitely has a lot of inside information as a player himself that he can pass on to us,” Hernandez said of Colombo. “As far as being there with us, he’s one of us. He’s one of the guys. Of course, you separate that title. When he’s coach, he’s coach. You have that respect line. But it’s cool having somebody who is very similar to everybody in that room and kind of gets it. He just gets it.”Colombo actually took a couple of years away from football to play his music after retiring. He returned after realizing he missed the game.Colombo said for a lineman, attention to detail is everything.“I am not going to speak for every other coach in the NFL, but every little step matters,” the 41-year-old said. “If you’re not coaching every little detail of it, a player can’t get better. It’s a grind. You’ve got to get in there with every one of these players. You got to make sure they’re doing it exactly the way you want it.”If players do it that way, they get better. That’s what the Giants need this season, not only for Barkley but Daniel Jones as he enters his second season as quarterback.If the Giants can do that, they can start improving after winning 12 games over the past three seasons and making the playoffs just once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012.  Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 15th August, 2020 11:37 IST Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 11:37 IST Giants O-Line Coach Colombo Wants Nasty, Detailed Group Marc Colombo was nasty when he played tackle for the Dallas Cowboys — and that’s just the attitude he expects from his offensive line with the New York Giants. WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img read more

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