Metropolitan Center – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:12:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-5.png Metropolitan Center – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ 32 32 Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is being investigated for allegedly using her political position to bolster a Met Gala invite https://northwestmetropolitans.com/congresswoman-carolyn-maloney-is-being-investigated-for-allegedly-using-her-political-position-to-bolster-a-met-gala-invite/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:10:46 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/congresswoman-carolyn-maloney-is-being-investigated-for-allegedly-using-her-political-position-to-bolster-a-met-gala-invite/ MP Carolyn Maloney, a A longtime Manhattan Democrat, she didn’t have one when she learned in 2016 that she had been dropped from the guest list for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute High-Level Gala, popularly known as the Met Gala. Maloney, who lost a primary race earlier this month and is now set […]]]>

MP Carolyn Maloney, a A longtime Manhattan Democrat, she didn’t have one when she learned in 2016 that she had been dropped from the guest list for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute High-Level Gala, popularly known as the Met Gala.

Maloney, who lost a primary race earlier this month and is now set to retire after 30 years in office, wasted no time reaching out to senior Met staff to express his displeasure.

“I got a call last week from Carolyn,” read an April 2016 email from then-president Emily Rafferty to several senior museum staff, including former director Thomas Campbell. “She’s unhappy to say the least that she didn’t get an invite to the party of the year. She explained everything she does for the Met,” he continued.

U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. Image courtesy of Getty.

Now this email, and that hard-earned invitation, which Maloney ended up vying for, is at the center of an investigation by the Office of Congressprofessional ethics (OCE), according to a memo recently made public.

“Maloney may have solicited or accepted ineligible gifts associated with his attendance at the Met Gala,” the memo read. “If the rep. Maloney solicited or accepted prohibited gifts, so she may have broken the house rules, standards of conduct and federal law. In a 5-0 vote, the OCE Board of Directors recommended that “the Committee further reconsiders the above allegation concerning Representative Maloney because there are serious grounds for believing that she solicited or accepted ineligible gifts associated with attending the Met Gala.

The 15-page memo, which is marked “confidential,” is dated June 17, 2022. New York Times cited “an investigative referral disclosed on Monday,” which appears to have triggered the memo’s wider public release.

The Time noted that Maloney is unlikely to face any real punishment beyond the embarrassment of apparently demanding a ticket to one of the most expensive charity events of the year, with some guests paying in the six figures for a table. The high profile event constantly attracts celebrities such as the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

Maloney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to TimeMaloney and her attorneys have repeatedly denied that her actions were improper and further claimed that she never “explicitly” requested a ticket, let alone traded favors for one.

One document that has been made public is an internal Met memo containing a list of 12 government officials on the 2016 guest list, including then-mayor Bill DeBlasio. Maloney is one of three names, in the same way then Commissioners Tom Finkelpearl and Mitchell Silver who were struck off the list, as indicated by a single line through their names.

While House rules and federal law allow members of Congress to attend charity events for free, but only at events where they receive “unsolicited offers of free attendance.” The committee’s report also suggests the 2016 incident could have helped ensure Maloney had tickets for years to come.

According to Time: “If so, she has since used them to push for her top legislative priorities: In 2019, she wore a firefighter jacket to the gala, to support fundraising efforts for 9/11 health benefits; two years later, her yellow, green and purple dress‌‌ calling for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment has turned heads.

The OCE investigation is clearly going deep. During this review, the OCE sought to gather information on whether Rep. Maloney’s dresses and related services were permitted gifts under House Gift guidelines,” the memo reads. “Rep. Maloney provided the OCE with documents that showed she had paid for her dresses from 2018 and 2019. About her 2021 dress, Rep. Maloney rented this dress from designer Ghassan Antonios and provided proof of payment of a rental fees. Additionally, Representative Maloney provided proof of payment for all services rendered in connection with the 2018, 2019 and 2021 Met Gala, such as hairstyling, makeup and transportation.

Nonetheless, the report concludes that the committee believes it should further investigate the allegation of prohibited gifts.

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Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco to undergo heart surgery https://northwestmetropolitans.com/metropolitan-gerasimos-of-san-francisco-to-undergo-heart-surgery/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:20:38 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/metropolitan-gerasimos-of-san-francisco-to-undergo-heart-surgery/ BOSTON — His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco is scheduled to undergo mitral valve replacement surgery on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, as he personally notified clergy and laity in his metropolis via email. He wrote among other things that “this condition has been monitored for several years, and I have decided, in consultation with […]]]>

BOSTON — His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco is scheduled to undergo mitral valve replacement surgery on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, as he personally notified clergy and laity in his metropolis via email.

He wrote among other things that “this condition has been monitored for several years, and I have decided, in consultation with my doctors, that this is the most appropriate time to undergo this procedure”.

Metropolitan Gerasimos will be away from his archpastoral duties for about two weeks after the operation, but he wrote that he plans “to resume communication by email and virtual meetings by the Christmas holidays, and hopes to reach my full schedule later in January”. .”

He assures the clergy and laity of the Metropolis that “there will be no interruption in the ongoing work of our Metropolis, and I look forward to hearing of our continued progress during my recovery and of m ‘immerse in our work pleasing to God’.

He also wrote, “I know I’m in good hands with my surgeon, but most importantly, I’m in God’s hands and that’s where I place my trust.

Metropolitan Gerasimos was born in Kalamata, Greece. After completing his primary and secondary education in Greece, he went to Canada to live with his brother for a few years and then immigrated to the United States. In 1970 he enrolled at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973, followed by a Master of Divinity in 1976, both degrees conferred with honors. After graduating, he worked with the school’s new president, Dr. Thomas Lelon, and helped upgrade Hellenic College Holy Cross’ administrative services infrastructure to include the Registrar’s Office, Office student affairs and the advice and guidance office. .

He was ordained to the diaconate in 1979 and was called to serve as Archdeacon to His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, a position he held until 1996. Concurrently, he was appointed Dean of Students at Hellenic College/Holy Cross from 1980 to 1984. He returned to the Office of Student Affairs in the early 1990s and remained tied to the school until 1996.

In 1984, he enrolled in the master’s program in Counseling and School Psychology at Boston College. After graduating in 1986, he entered the doctoral program and received his doctorate in counseling and school psychology in 1993.

While retaining his position as Archdeacon and Dean of Students, he was appointed to the staff of the outpatient clinic at the VA Medical Center in Boston, a position he held until 1996. He was elected Bishop of Krateia by the Synod of the Ecumenical Church. Patriarchate in December 2001 and was appointed by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios as Chief Secretary of the Eparchial Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

On February 22, 2005, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected him the new Metropolitan of San Francisco, his enthronement taking place on April 2, 2005.

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Metropolitan Ministries, Straz Center opens the world of dance to elementary school students https://northwestmetropolitans.com/metropolitan-ministries-straz-center-opens-the-world-of-dance-to-elementary-school-students/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:14:59 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/metropolitan-ministries-straz-center-opens-the-world-of-dance-to-elementary-school-students/ Children’s ballet program Metropolitan Ministries and the Straz Center formed a partnership to teach ballet to children 16 years ago. TAMPA, Florida. – A partnership between the Straz Center and Metropolitan Ministries has kept elementary school students alert for 16 years. In 2006, Metropolitan Ministries approached the theater in hopes of making ballet lessons available […]]]>

A partnership between the Straz Center and Metropolitan Ministries has kept elementary school students alert for 16 years.

In 2006, Metropolitan Ministries approached the theater in hopes of making ballet lessons available to Sullivan Partnership School students on the Metro Ministries campus.

“I believe dance and arts education really should be for everyone, and we all need those things,” ballet teacher Hannah Box said.

Box uses dance as an escape from the world. Once a week, she teaches students at the Sullivan Partnership School and hopes students can see ballet in the same way.

“It’s my way of understanding things, and everyone deserves to learn this tool,” she said.

Video: Florida woman dances during sobriety test, tells deputy ‘you look like my ballet coach’

Box is the outreach arts instructor for the Straz Center. She’s been teaching Sullivan for two years.

For 16 years, Metropolitan Ministries and the Straz Center have brought ballet to elementary school students.

“I believe that dance and arts education really should be for everyone,” she explained.

Many Sullivan students live on the Metro Ministries campus. The school was the Straz Center’s first partner for the Straz Arts Education Partnership Program.

LILY: Accomplished dancer teaching the next generation in St. Petersburg

“For many students, by gaining this confidence in themselves and their bodies, their communication skills improve. They gain confidence. This is my second year at Sullivan Elementary taking this program, and even seeing the growth from the students who started with me last year to this year is just tremendous in how they can come into this room and express themselves,” Box said.

The ballet instructor helps the students to put on new ballet shoes.

To kick off the month of November, 96 students received free ballet shoes.

To kick off the month of November, 96 students received free ballet shoes. Both partners look forward to the annual tradition.

“Watching students grow and gain confidence in their bodies and their movements is so rewarding,” Box said. “Seeing them fall in love with something new is just the best.”

Center Straz currently has 48 educational partners.

LINK: Click on here for more information.

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RECAP: Red Wings rally to beat Rangers, 3-2, in overtime https://northwestmetropolitans.com/recap-red-wings-rally-to-beat-rangers-3-2-in-overtime/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 01:57:21 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/recap-red-wings-rally-to-beat-rangers-3-2-in-overtime/ NEW YORK — The Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered goals, capped by Dominik Kubalikwon the game in overtime on the power play, to beat the New York Rangers, 3-2, Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers led 2-0 after the first period, but Matt Luff and Pie Suter scored 5:41 apart in the second […]]]>

NEW YORK — The Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered goals, capped by Dominik Kubalikwon the game in overtime on the power play, to beat the New York Rangers, 3-2, Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Rangers led 2-0 after the first period, but Matt Luff and Pie Suter scored 5:41 apart in the second to erase the Red Wings’ two-goal deficit. The teams went scoreless in the third, then Kubalik capped Detroit’s three-goal rally with his sixth goal of the season at 2:43 into the extra frame.

“We deserved it,” said Kubalik, who scored his first game-winning goal with the Red Wings. “We deserved it and we are happy to have won the victory.”

Alex Nedeljkovic made 27 saves to help Detroit (7-3-2; 16 points) win its third straight game, marking the team’s longest winning streak since winning five in a row from Nov. 24 to December 4, 2021.

“It’s a big win,” Nedeljkovic said. “It’s been two in a row now that we showed up, put on a solid game and came away with two points. It’s always great to win on the road.”

Andrew Coppwho played 16 games for Rangers in 2021-22 after being acquired by the club at last season’s trade deadline, was recognized on the JumboTron in Sunday’s contest opener. Jordan Osterle played his 300th career NHL game, while Detroit native Austin Czarnik recorded 12:45 of ice time in his Red Wings debut.

NEXT : Detroit will begin a two-game home game Tuesday night, hosting the Montreal Canadiens at Little Caesars Arena.

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: NOT GIVEN UP IN THESE RED WINGS! pic.twitter.com/Vq7TJNndKY

RATING SUMMARY

New York 1, Detroit 0 (9:14, 1st period)

Rangers struck first when Kaapo Kakko collected the rebound from Chris Kreider’s shot, then sent the puck over Nedeljkovic’s glove.

New York 2, Detroit 0 (16:56, 1st period)

Mika Zibanejad scored his sixth power-play goal of the season, tying Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid for the most in the NHL.

Detroit 1, New York 2 (2:56, 2nd period)

Redirected luff Ben Chiarotfrom just below the blue line into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Moritz Seider was also credited with an assist on Luff’s first count with the Red Wings.

Video: DET@NYR: Luff deflects the puck to score a goal at 2nd

Detroit 2, New York 2 (8:37, 2nd period)

Dylan Larkins, skating towards the New York crease, fired a shot that was blocked by Rangers goalie Jaroslav Halak. After Philippe HronekAlso disallowed was Suter’s shot, picking up the puck and finding the string for his second goal in as many games.

Video: DET@NYR: Suter grabs a pair of rebounds in 2nd

Detroit 3, New York 2 (2:43, OT)

The Red Wings completed the comeback when Seider fed David Perron in the left faceoff circle, who found Kubalik open at the back post. Kubalik quickly buried Perron’s pass on the power play for his second career NHL goal in overtime.

Video: DET@NYR: Kubalik lifts Red Wings past Rangers in overtime

CITABLE

Head coach Derek Lalonde talks about what he loved about Detroit’s overtime win

“I liked that we didn’t get away from our game despite losing 2-0 after the first one. It was actually quite a good period. I felt a bit unhappy to be down, but I think that we showed maturity by not forcing it and sticking to our game.”

Kubalik on his strong start this season

“I feel really good. Every day, training and game, I feel more and more comfortable. It’s huge for me. I’m just happy, that’s all I can say.”

Nedeljkovic on what he saw in front of him on Sunday night

“I just wanted to focus on myself today. And like I do every game, do my thing, try to stop the pucks for the boys and give them a chance to win in front of me. They played well.”

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7 roads in 3 Metro Manila cities closed for weekend repairs https://northwestmetropolitans.com/7-roads-in-3-metro-manila-cities-closed-for-weekend-repairs/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:09:11 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/7-roads-in-3-metro-manila-cities-closed-for-weekend-repairs/ At least five major roads in Quezon City, one in Makati City and one in Pasig City, will be temporarily closed for the weekend for repairs, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In a notice issued on Friday, MMDA said the Department of Public Works and Highways or DPWH will undertake reblocking and […]]]>

At least five major roads in Quezon City, one in Makati City and one in Pasig City, will be temporarily closed for the weekend for repairs, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

In a notice issued on Friday, MMDA said the Department of Public Works and Highways or DPWH will undertake reblocking and repairs on the following roads from 11 p.m. on Friday, November 4 through November 7.

1. EDSA NB, Quezon City after Boni Serrano flyover to before P. Tuazon flyover 3rd lane from curb (fast lane), after P. Tuazon flyover to before EDSA/Aurora Blvd. 2nd lane tunnel from the central island (fast lane), after Aurora Blvd. near New York St. 2nd lane from Central Island (fast lane)

2. Along Commonwealth Avenue (K007+500- K0017+-950), 2nd and 3rd lane inside Quezon City

3. Cloverleaf (Chaining 000- Chaining 234) to NLEX SB

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4. Roosevelt Avenue corner EDSA SB

5. Along service road C-5, Barangay Bagong Ilog (opposite Corazon Funeral Services), along Lanuza cor. D. Julia Vargas near Valle Verde, along Pasig Blvd. Barangay Bagong Ilog near Rizal Medical Center

6. Route C-5 SB (2nd Lane) Makati City

7. Along EDSA SB Balingasa Creek to Oliveros Footbridge, Quezon City

The roads affected will be fully passable at 5 a.m. on Monday, November 7.

Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes.

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Man arrested in fatal shooting of his stepfather in August https://northwestmetropolitans.com/man-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-his-stepfather-in-august/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 03:17:00 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/man-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-his-stepfather-in-august/ A man who allegedly killed his stepfather in August after the victim was violent towards his mother has been arrested, police said. DeAngelo Gray, 32, was taken into custody on Thursday in connection with August 28 Dwayne murder Vernel64 years old. Vernell died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after being found with gunshot wounds […]]]>

A man who allegedly killed his stepfather in August after the victim was violent towards his mother has been arrested, police said.

DeAngelo Gray, 32, was taken into custody on Thursday in connection with August 28 Dwayne murder Vernel64 years old. Vernell died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after being found with gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Sierra Vista Drive near East Desert Inn Road and South University Center Drive around 11 p.m.

Police found four shotgun casings on the street near where Vernell was found. A witness said he saw someone running from the scene with what looked like a sawed-off shotgun, according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s arrest warrant.

Based on the witness’s account, police detained and questioned a man who was later ruled out as a suspect.

Vernell’s wife told police that she was estranged from Vernell but that he had been violent towards her and she was afraid of him. She called Gray to come to her house because she was afraid of Vernell, according to the warrant.

She filed a police report alleging Vernell attempted to burn down the door to her apartment on Aug. 28, police said.

A review of Gray’s phone showed the device was in the area of ​​the shooting around 11 p.m. when Vernell was shot. Police obtained text messages between Gray and his sister where he said he was angry with Vernell and planned to confront him the night the shooting happened, according to the warrant.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled that Vernell died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Gray remains in custody without bond and is due in court Nov. 15, according to jail records.

He faces an open murder charge in the case, but it was unclear on Tuesday whether he had ever been charged.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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Sunday Ranking: Penguin Slide https://northwestmetropolitans.com/sunday-ranking-penguin-slide/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 14:51:44 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/sunday-ranking-penguin-slide/ What a difference a single week can make. Last Sunday morning, the Pittsburgh Penguins sat First of all in the Metropolitan Division. Then, a disastrous four-fight losing streak wiped out their impressive start to the season and propelled them deep in the standings. What is the depth? We’ll take a look Ouch, it’s not a […]]]>

What a difference a single week can make. Last Sunday morning, the Pittsburgh Penguins sat First of all in the Metropolitan Division. Then, a disastrous four-fight losing streak wiped out their impressive start to the season and propelled them deep in the standings. What is the depth? We’ll take a look

Ouch, it’s not a pretty picture, but it shows how early it is still in the season to go from first place to seventh in just a few days. Things look bad for the Penguins now, but just as they didn’t win the Stanley Cup for starting the year with a 4-0-1 record, they’re not out of contention due to a losing streak. early losses. That said, they will obviously want to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.

As we bounce through the division, let’s stop with the other teams:

philadelphia cream: A 1-1-1 week was good enough to make it to No. 1 this week. John Tortorella almost admitted the strong current record is a bit of a mirage while being outplayed 5v5, but they’ll take the good times while they last. Very bad news: center Sean Couturier has had another back operation and is out for at least 3-4 months.

carolina: The Hurricanes lost a 2-0 lead to Philadelphia last night before claiming the overtime victory. The New York Islanders’ 6-2 win over Carolina on Friday might be one of the most surprising results of all week. Not too often do Metro teams go 1-0-1 in a week against the ‘Canes.

New Jersey: The Devils lost at home to the Capitals on Monday in the key game we featured last week, but bounced back with two wins over Detroit and Colorado the rest of the week.

New York Islanders: It was a great week for the Islanders. It started off slow with a loss to Florida on Sunday, but NYI then turned its season around (for now at least) with a shutout win over arch-rivals Rangers on Wednesday. This was followed by a consecutive winning set on the weekend against Carolina and Colorado. Considering the caliber of the competition, those are three truly impressive wins for the Islands this week.

Washington: The Caps have been on the road all week, so going 2-1-0 isn’t bad. They bounced back from being shut out in Dallas on Thursday to turn around and return the favor to Nashville by shutting out the Preds last night.

New York Rangers: An 0-2-1 start to the week was saved last night with a win at Dallas. It wasn’t pretty for the Blueshirts, who lost to Columbus 5-1 last Sunday, then fell in a shootout to Colorado and were shut out by the Islanders. Much like the Penguins, it looks like the Rangers are still trying to find their footing this season.

Columbus: That surprising 5-1 victory over NYR was no sign of things to come for the Blue Jackets, who were outscored 10-3 combined by Arizona and Boston in two losses over the rest of the week. Has looked like a “one step forward, two steps back” type season so far at Columbus.

The week ahead

Also at the start of the season, there are only three inter-divisional games in the coming week, with many more teams seeing Western Conference teams arrive.

Columbus thinks they have the most interesting and memorable week, they get New Jersey today, then head to Finland to face Colorado in two games before returning to the United States.

It’s expected to be another tough week for Pittsburgh – they’re back at home in the dreaded “game opener after a long road trip” against Boston. The Bruins lead the NHL in wins (8) and points (16), with just one loss this year. Then the Pens have another straight game at Buffalo – who themselves have a winning record and will be rested. The Pens end the week seeing off the Kraken for the second straight Saturday to quickly end this playoff season.

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Family and law enforcement attend viewing of subway officer Truong Thai https://northwestmetropolitans.com/family-and-law-enforcement-attend-viewing-of-subway-officer-truong-thai/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 02:33:35 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/family-and-law-enforcement-attend-viewing-of-subway-officer-truong-thai/ Two weeks after being shot dead in the line of dutylaw enforcement from across the country and the local community gathered Thursday night for a public screening honoring Las Vegas police officer Truong Thai. From about 8 p.m. to 8 p.m., mourners entered and exited the King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. Within […]]]>

Two weeks after being shot dead in the line of dutylaw enforcement from across the country and the local community gathered Thursday night for a public screening honoring Las Vegas police officer Truong Thai.

From about 8 p.m. to 8 p.m., mourners entered and exited the King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. Within the first hour, about 100 people had passed and mingled in the lobby.

A box of tissues was placed at each end of each pew.

Thai’s body lay in front of the chapel in an open casket partially draped in an American flag. Uniformed officers flanked his coffin and were replaced every 10 to 15 minutes by new officers.

The coffin was surrounded by candles, several flower arrangements and large printed photos of Thai people placed on easels. While the music played, two screens mounted on the wall at the front of the chapel played a slideshow of Thai’s photographs.

People came up one by one or in small groups to take a moment or a few minutes in front of Thai’s coffin.

Shot in the line of duty

Around 1 a.m. on October 13, Thai, 49, and Officer Ryan Gillihan, 32, responded to a domestic disturbance call near South University Center Drive and East Flamingo Road.

After their arrival, Tyson Hampton, 24, fired at the officers, beating Thais, authorities said.

The Thais retaliated with his handgun as he lay on the ground after being punched. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Thai was born in Bac Lieu, Vietnam in 1973. He is survived by his 19-year-old daughter, Jada, his father Quang, his brother Thuong and his sisters Amy, Mandy, Daisy and Betsy. Thai had worked for the Metropolitan Police Department since 1999.

His family seated near the front of the chapel, and local law enforcement was present with officers from departments that included Chicago; Aurora, Colorado; and Framingham, Massachusetts.

Law enforcement family

Diane Yost, of Henderson, who worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 20 years, attended the viewing along with fellow Henderson resident Angela Napier.

“He’s a brother when it comes to law enforcement,” Yost said. “I’m a retired law enforcement officer, so I felt drawn to come and pay my respects to them because I appreciate the work they do. Each of them.”

Yost became emotional as he described the departments across the country represented during the viewing.

“It really touches my heart, it blesses me to know that it’s like one big happy family when it comes to law enforcement,” Yost said.

Napier encouraged people to thank the officers and tell them they are appreciated when they meet them.

“It just touched my heart to see that an officer, but such a young man, was shot unnecessarily, and I just wanted to show my respect,” Napier said.

In the back of the chapel was a table covered with items including a signed volleyball and a sign reading “Dad(n): My Hero.”

Thai coached women’s volleyball for many years.

Funeral Friday

Thai’s funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday at Central Church, 1001 New Beginnings Drive, Henderson. Prior to the service, a procession will begin around 8:30 a.m. from the Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., and will pass through parts of the station hallway before ending at Central.

Traffic delays are to be expected around the route of the procession until around 9:30 a.m.

Donations to the Injured Police Officers Fund can be made on line.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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AZ Big Media DCX Opens High-Performance Data Center at Goodyear https://northwestmetropolitans.com/az-big-media-dcx-opens-high-performance-data-center-at-goodyear/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 00:00:06 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/az-big-media-dcx-opens-high-performance-data-center-at-goodyear/ DCX Goodyear 1an advanced and secure data center for artificial intelligence, machine learning and other high performance computing applications, is operational and accepting new customers. Happy new year 1, just west of Phoenix along the Interstate Highway 10 corridor, offers fully managed cloud colocation and is a game-changer for HPC, AI/ML and mission-critical applications. The […]]]>

DCX Goodyear 1an advanced and secure data center for artificial intelligence, machine learning and other high performance computing applications, is operational and accepting new customers.

Happy new year 1, just west of Phoenix along the Interstate Highway 10 corridor, offers fully managed cloud colocation and is a game-changer for HPC, AI/ML and mission-critical applications. The six-acre data center campus, with six megawatts and two online suites, can quickly expand to over 12 megawatts and six private data suites. Each modular suite has a dedicated and independent critical infrastructure, including:


READ ALSO: Here’s why Metro Phoenix has become a data center darling


• Ultra-high density network power and data suites

• Uninterruptible power supply systems

• Emergency diesel generators

• No water cooling systems

• 100% uptime SLA with 24 always-on operations, web console management and self-service

“We heard from researchers and other successful users. It’s the data center colocation service they’ve always needed,” said the DCX founder. George Slessmanwhich has 25 years of experience in developing advanced data centers for businesses and organizations around the world.

He added: “For our users, it’s all about their results. So we designed a data center colocation service that provides high-performance system capacity and the assurance needed to deliver their results. DCX allows our clients to focus on what they want and need to focus on: their research and their results. »

Ideal clients for DCX include:

• Teams of college and university researchers

• Teams of researchers from the private sector, particularly in the fields of health, pharmacy, science and technology

• Advanced HPC and AI/ML projects in large enterprises and government agencies

“We designed risk and uncertainty,” Slessman said. “DCX provides a dedicated and independent critical infrastructure. This allows our clients to build capacity while avoiding shared risk. We protect important research from the risks found in most large-scale colocation facilities, where everything, including power, cooling and connectivity, is an interconnected and interdependent risk.

DCX is powered by Internet services provided by Cox Business and infrastructure operations overseen by TBL Mission Critical LLC.

“We are proud to service this transformational data center in the heart of a large data and research driven metropolitan area,” said Cox Business Director of Sales. Brett Yako said. “It is an honor for our services to power one of the best data centers in the world offering 24/7/365 access and reliability.”

TBL Mission Critical manages critical data center infrastructure, bringing DCX a national track record of achievement and credibility.

“Like DCX, we help our customers focus on what matters, their mission-critical applications, without worrying about the infrastructure that supports their business,” said Samir Shah, Managing Partner of TBL. “Safe and continuous operation is our mission and our passion. DCX is a great fit for us, as we share a commitment to providing the highest level of service reliability to our customers.

The Town of Goodyear provided assistance to DCX in the planning and development of the project.

“We are thrilled to have such an important resource here in our community,” the mayor said. Joe Pizzillo said. “Happy new year and our region have become a hub for technology and research, and DCX is a great addition to good years booming technology sector. We are delighted to welcome such a good provider of these services.

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Three transportation metrics to watch in November https://northwestmetropolitans.com/three-transportation-metrics-to-watch-in-november/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:02:47 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/three-transportation-metrics-to-watch-in-november/ Transportation systems, like schools, are fundamental public goods that help establish a base of opportunity for everyone who lives in or near a city. And like schools, they still seem to be operating a bit below necessary funding levels. In November, voters in many cities and states will vote on how local funds for transportation […]]]>

Transportation systems, like schools, are fundamental public goods that help establish a base of opportunity for everyone who lives in or near a city. And like schools, they still seem to be operating a bit below necessary funding levels.

In November, voters in many cities and states will vote on how local funds for transportation projects should be raised and spent. The number of transit-related measures on state and local ballots is similar to the last midterm election in 2018, says Josh Cohen, executive director of the American Public Transportation Association’s Center for Transportation Excellence, who tracks ballot measures across the country.

This year, the center is tracking 31 ballot metrics, up from 38 metrics in 2018 and 52 metrics in 2020, Cohen says. But the number of measures may not reflect true enthusiasm for the issue, he adds, as many places are still working to respond to opportunities for new federal funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. (IIJA), which was last adopted. year.


“With the move from the IIJA, there’s a lot more interest and excitement about public transport from pubs to places than there was before,” Cohen says. “It’s not just the exciting ballot measures that need to be voted on from now on, it’s all the activity we see in 2023 and 2024.”

Overall, says Cohen, more communities are recognizing that “this is a time for public transit and for infrastructure in general.”

“Communities see public transit as an on-ramp to a better, more prosperous community,” he says.

Here are three metrics to watch for in the November election.

A tax on millionaires in Massachusetts

It’s been a tough year for transit riders in the Boston area. In May, the Federal Transit Administration launched an investigation into safety concerns at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority after a series of crashes resulting in the injury and death of a passenger on the Red Line subway. Later that summer, the MBTA announced it was shutting down the Orange Line, one of its busiest rail lines, to complete five years of repairs and upgrades in just 30 days. Despite hopes that the works would make the train more reliable, it actually ran slower after the stop was over, according to local reports.

In November, Massachusetts voters will weigh in on a proposal that could send more dedicated funding to the T and other parts of the state’s transportation system. The Fair Share Amendment, also known as the Millionaire Tax, would impose a tax on earnings over $1 million a year and stipulate that the earnings would be spent on education and transportation.

According to the text of the measure — a proposal amendment to the constitution of the state – revenue generated by the tax could only be spent on “quality public education and affordable public colleges and universities, and on the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, and transportation public”.

According to a report from the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, the tax would affect only 0.6% of Massachusetts households and generate some $1.3 billion in 2023 alone. This takes into account the likelihood that some millionaires employ tax avoidance strategies to reduce their reported in-state income, and others leave the state altogether. The tax would generate more than $2 billion a year if no one tried to avoid it, the report said.

If the measure passes, details of funding will need to be worked out. The state legislature will always have the final say on how transportation funding is allocated, as it does now. So it’s not a panacea for transportation problems in Massachusetts. But if he succeeds, it could signal a popular appetite to fund broad-based public services with taxes targeted at the wealthy.

“We’re hoping at least half of the funds will go to transportation,” says Jarred Johnson, executive director of TransitMatters, a Boston advocacy group. “I also hope that 100% of transportation funds will either go to public transit, equitable decarbonization efforts, or ‘fix first’ road projects. Funds should help us to decarbonise, not incentivize driving more.

Transit System Improvements in Metro Detroit

For a long time, transit service in Metro Detroit‘s Oakland County has been funded through an opt-out property tax system, in which individual cities and towns can choose to participate or nope. This has led to “an odd patchwork of buses passing through some cities but not stopping within their borders,” says Megan Owens, executive director of Transportation Riders United, a Detroit-based advocacy group.

But a question on the November ballot would set the countywide mileage rate, bringing in about $66 million a year and directing $20 million of those funds to new services. The extra revenue would be a big benefit to the system, especially for older people and people with disabilities, and it would end an unbalanced funding mechanism in a growing part of the region, Owens said.

“Metro Detroit has underinvested in public transit for decades. We spend about a third per capita of what most major metropolitan areas spend on their transit systems, and sadly, it shows,” says Owens. “In some cases we have a decent or adequate bus system that tens of thousands of people rely on every day, but there are major destinations that people can’t get to if they don’t drive and trans is not nearly as close. frequent and reliable as it should be to truly be a convenient choice for people across the region.

The measure was approved by a 13 to 7 vote in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, but faced opposition from some city and county officials, who criticized the lack of precision in the distribution plan funds, according to reports. A local group bought billboards and shippers opposing the measure, but Owens says she feels “pretty optimistic” about her chances of success.

“When we get a chance to talk to people and they know transit is on the ballot and what it is, we tend to get a lot of support,” she says. “There was strong opposition, but most people, when given the opportunity to pause and think about it, see the real value.”

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The commuter rail line known as Sunrail would receive funding from a penny increase in the Orange County sales tax. If the measure is adopted, it could generate some $600 million per year for the transportation needs of the metropolitan region.

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A Penny Sales Tax in Central Florida

The Orlando metropolitan area is a booming city in a booming Central Florida region. According to officials in Orange County, home to Orlando, the region faces a $21 billion funding shortfall for essential transportation upgrades. In April, the County Board of Commissioners narrowly approved a referendum that would create a one-cent sales tax to fund a wide variety of transportation projects. Voters will decide on the measure in November.

If approved, it is expected to generate some $600 million per year. Ninety percent of the funding would be split equally between regional transit, including the Lynx bus system and SunRail commuter rail, and road improvements. Cities would receive 10% of the funding to spend on their own projects.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings begin to work to get the tax approved in 2019, but the effort was delayed by the pandemic. Small sales tax increases have been a popular way to fund local transportation and infrastructure projects for years. In Orange County, officials are touting the tax as a way to capture revenue from tourists in the area and spend it on projects that will benefit locals.

Ian Moor, director of campaigns at the Center for Transportation Excellence, says transit initiatives supported by sales tax increases often include a major rail component as cities seek to attract new riders to a system. But it is increasingly important to incorporate improvements to the existing passenger bus service to create the right level of support to push through the mandatory measures. Orange County, Moor says, has built “a very strong coalition that represents the regions well, and they’re very close to passing a landmark ballot measure.”

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