Twenty shows – Puro Veinte http://puroveinte.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:27:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://puroveinte.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.png Twenty shows – Puro Veinte http://puroveinte.com/ 32 32 Omaha school pension fund shows progress but superintendent predicts headwinds https://puroveinte.com/omaha-school-pension-fund-shows-progress-but-superintendent-predicts-headwinds/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:27:25 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/omaha-school-pension-fund-shows-progress-but-superintendent-predicts-headwinds/ LINCOLN — Omaha’s struggling teachers’ pension fund has shown improvement over the past five years, going from 53% fully funded to about 63%, a state legislative committee said Tuesday. That’s because the state’s largest school district has contributed more than the amount recommended by actuaries to maintain the pension fund in each of the past […]]]>

LINCOLN — Omaha’s struggling teachers’ pension fund has shown improvement over the past five years, going from 53% fully funded to about 63%, a state legislative committee said Tuesday.

That’s because the state’s largest school district has contributed more than the amount recommended by actuaries to maintain the pension fund in each of the past four years.

But that progress could come to a halt due to the possibility of changes in state aid to K-12 that could bring less money to Omaha public schools, Superintendent Cheryl Logan told members of the Committee of Legislative Assembly pension systems.

Cheryl Logan, Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools (Courtesy of Omaha Public Schools)

“We anticipate it will be more difficult to pay out excess funds,” Logan said.

A rough sea in perspective?

“Smart sailors know when to prepare for rough seas,” she later added.

Since 2014, the Nebraska Legislature has required local government pension systems that are less than 80% fully funded to report to the pension committee why it happened and how they plan to fix it. repair so that retirees receive the promised retirement benefits.

It’s almost as if everything we asked for here fell on deaf ears.

— State Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Retirement Systems Committee

The changes were inspired by problems with the Omaha police and firefighters’ pension system, which was on the verge of collapse just over a decade ago, forcing dramatic reforms.

Fewer shots in trouble

The good news from Tuesday’s annual meeting was that only six defined benefit pension plans run by local governments were less than 80% funded, down two from last year. These were plans for Omaha teachers (63%), Omaha civilian employees (53.7%) and fire and police (57.5%), Douglas County employees (73 .9%), Omaha Public Food District (75.5%), and Hourly Metro Transit Workers (71.5%).

But the less good news was that some pension plans, unlike the Omaha Schools Plan, have slipped below providing the Recommended Actuarial Contribution, or ARC, in recent years.

For example, the City of Omaha’s annual contributions to its civil retirement program have increased from about 107% of the recommended amount in 2016 to 88% last year. The city’s annual police and fire dues have also fallen below the ARC, and last year were 95.3% of what was recommended.

Senator Mark Kolterman
Senator Mark Kolterman of Seward (Rebecca S. Gratz for Nebraska Examiner)

The slip-up prompted a reprimand from State Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward, who heads the pension committee. He said failure to meet the annual CRA payment is what pushed the Omaha Schools Pension Plan to the brink of disaster in 2018, creating a huge deficit of $771 million, according to reports from the Omaha World-Herald.

‘Deaf ears’

“It’s almost like everything we asked for here fell on deaf ears,” Kolterman told a city representative. “This is a flagrant disrespect for the employees and citizens of Omaha.”

The legislature, he said, passed a law requiring PAHO to pay ARC annually, adding that perhaps this should be considered for the city of Omaha.

Bernard in den Bosch, deputy city attorney, said he recognizes the city’s annual ARC has fallen below 100% in recent years.

But he said the most important data is that the reforms the city enacted for its pension plans, including cutting some benefits, are working. He said both schemes are expected to be fully funded a few years earlier than expected – in 2040 for civilian workers’ pensions and in 2042 for police and firefighters.

One of the issues that caused the annual ARC to fall below 100%, according to Den Bosch, is that the city changed its annual rate of return on investment assumption from 8% to 7.75% in 2017. This reduced the expected amount of annual investment income. , he said.

Investment income falls

Another current problem is that many investments in 2022 lost money. For Omaha, in den Bosch said, he’s heard that investments may have lost up to 10% of their value, which is better than the stock market crash of 2008, when investments lost up to 20%.

Logan, who has served as OPS superintendent since 2018, said she’s concerned that if the district receives less state aid, it won’t be able to spend the excess funds on the retirement program. Most recently, the school district is investing $7.7 million more than the recommended ARC of $29.5 million, she said.

Reforming the state’s K-12 school assistance program was a key campaign issue for Governor-elect Jim Pillen. He said the current formula is unfair and funds should be distributed more per student. Currently, most state aid is calculated on the wealth of an individual school district, districts like Omaha, with higher numbers of low-income students, getting more state aid to “even out” education funding.

A Lincoln-based think tank, the Open Sky Policy Institute, recently estimated that a shift to a per-student basis could cost school districts that educate 78% of Nebraska students, including Omaha, about $270 million. per year.

Logan acknowledged that it’s unclear whether such a change will be approved by the Nebraska Legislature, but it’s wise to be prepared.

Kolterman, who is leaving the Legislative Assembly due to term limits in January, said Tuesday that the annual meeting with administrators of underfunded pension plans has been effective in resolving issues. He congratulated Logan for the work that was done at PAHO.

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Newly released video shows Capitol rioters raiding Nancy Pelosi’s office on January 6 https://puroveinte.com/newly-released-video-shows-capitol-rioters-raiding-nancy-pelosis-office-on-january-6/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 05:08:06 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/newly-released-video-shows-capitol-rioters-raiding-nancy-pelosis-office-on-january-6/ WASHINGTON — Video recorded by a man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol shows rioters inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the insurgency. The video, shown to jurors during Riley Williams’ trial, was shot by Kevin Lyons, another Jan. 6 defendant who faces six counts in connection […]]]>

WASHINGTON — Video recorded by a man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol shows rioters inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the insurgency.

The video, shown to jurors during Riley Williams’ trial, was shot by Kevin Lyons, another Jan. 6 defendant who faces six counts in connection with the 2021 Capitol attack and is expected to stand trial. in February. It was released to the media following a request from NBC News.

In the video, rioters can be heard chanting “Naaaancy, Naaaancy, Naaaancy” as they enter the speaker’s suite, where staff members were huddled in a conference room, barricading themselves from the crowd.

Williams — a follower of Nick Fuentes and a far-right white nationalist movement she is affiliated with called the “Groypers” — was charged with aiding and abetting the theft of a laptop that Pelosi, D-California , used for Zoom meetings. The jurors began deliberating on Wednesday afternoon.

The laptop was already gone by the time Lyon entered the conference room, the video shows. Lyon then enters an adjourned room where a mirror has been broken.

The video features Elijah Schaffer, a former employee of Glenn Beck’s conservative outlet The Blaze, who posted on social media during the riot that he was in Pelosi’s office and “with the thousands of revolutionaries who took storm” the Capitol.

About 900 defendants have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack and more than 440 have pleaded guilty to various charges.

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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Workplace fatalities report shows how 169 Australians were killed last year https://puroveinte.com/workplace-fatalities-report-shows-how-169-australians-were-killed-last-year/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 04:55:40 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/workplace-fatalities-report-shows-how-169-australians-were-killed-last-year/ Drivers and machine operators worked the most dangerous works in the country last year, revealed a government report investigating workplace deaths. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industries had the worst worker death rates, with 10.4 deaths per 100,000 people, according to 2021 data from Safe Work Australia. A total of 169 Australians died on the […]]]>
Drivers and machine operators worked the most dangerous works in the country last year, revealed a government report investigating workplace deaths.

The agriculture, forestry and fishing industries had the worst worker death rates, with 10.4 deaths per 100,000 people, according to 2021 data from Safe Work Australia.

A total of 169 Australians died on the job last year, leaving home to earn a dollar and never returning, almost all of them men.

File image: The forestry sector was one of the most dangerous industries for workplace deaths in 2021, according to government data. (Adobe Stock)

The report showed that 96% of worker deaths were men – only six women died – and that many more older people died than young people.

The most dangerous age group was 55 to 64, with 43 deaths, followed by 33 deaths in the 45 to 54 age group and 29 fatalities for those aged 65 and over.

Vehicle collisions caused 64 fatalities, or 38% of all fatalities.

Twenty-four workers were killed by a moving object, 19 died, and 16 were fatally struck by an object falling from above.

Eleven people were fatally trapped by moving machinery, according to the report.

After machine operators and drivers, the jobs that had 68 fatalities, workers and managers had the highest fatalities.

Other industries with high numbers of worker fatalities included the transportation, postal, warehousing, mining and construction sectors.

The North territory was by far the most dangerous state or territory per capita, with 3.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.

From a peak of 310 deaths in 2007, Australia’s worker fatality rate has fallen by 35% over the past 10 years.

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There were 130,195 serious workers’ compensation claims in 2021; the most common complaint was ‘bodily stress’, accounting for 37% of all injuries.

The median compensation was $55,270 per claim.

Mental health accounted for a relatively small but growing proportion of claims.

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China shows off jets once shrouded in secrecy in clear show of military might | world news https://puroveinte.com/china-shows-off-jets-once-shrouded-in-secrecy-in-clear-show-of-military-might-world-news/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 20:31:57 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/china-shows-off-jets-once-shrouded-in-secrecy-in-clear-show-of-military-might-world-news/ There were noticeable gasps from the crowd and a scramble to grab the cameras as the first J-20 jets roared into the sky. Four state-of-the-art stealth fighter jets hovered in perfect unison, the sound of the engines deafening. It was a display designed to grab attention. These jets, previously shrouded in secrecy, have now been […]]]>

There were noticeable gasps from the crowd and a scramble to grab the cameras as the first J-20 jets roared into the sky.

Four state-of-the-art stealth fighter jets hovered in perfect unison, the sound of the engines deafening.

It was a display designed to grab attention. These jets, previously shrouded in secrecy, have now been exposed to the Chinese public and the world.

They were arguably the headliner at China’s national airshow held in Zhuhai, southern China, this week.

The event is a celebration of all things aviation, from the most basic to the most combat-ready.

In addition to exhibitors from across the industry, there was an exhibition by China’s aerobatic team, demonstrations of high-tech drones and a flyover of the country’s first airliner.

It was a highly militarized event at a time when the world was growing in fear of what this army might do.

In the crowd was Yue Gang, a retired colonel who served more than 20 years in the Chinese armed forces.

He summed up the feeling of many here – a sense of pride in how the military has developed and confidence in what it can accomplish.

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The Red Eagle aerobatic team performing in Zhuhai. Photo: FeatureChina via AP

“China is showing the world that it is a really powerful country,” he said.

“It means that we can not only defend our national territory, but also defend our national interests outside our country, because China’s national interests extend to the outside world.”

Many fear that these “interests” include China’s potential attempt to seize control of Taiwan, the self-governing island it considers its own. It is a long-held dream of President Xi.

It’s an issue at the forefront this week as Greg Hands, Britain’s trade minister, visits Taiwan, the first UK minister to do so since the pandemic.

Although he stressed that the talks were about trade, any foreign visit hinting at Taiwanese autonomy is seen by China as highly provocative.

It seems to have drawn a response.

A Chinese-built airliner was part of the show
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A Chinese-built airliner was part of the show

On Tuesday, China sent more fighter jets to Taiwan than at any time since the summer: 31 crossed the “median line” – the unofficial sea border.

Tensions have been at their highest for some time.

The family of jets used in these flights were on display in Zhuhai. It is rare to see them so close. To be allowed to do so was perhaps a message in itself.

It’s uncertain whether China would actually undertake such an invasion, but there were plenty of clues on this show about its preparation – from new amphibious vehicles to simulating what an invasion of an unnamed mountainous island might look like.

The message that China wanted to land was crystal clear: it is about a modernized and transformed army, capable of waging an international war if necessary.

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Fans are convinced Hasbulla is a Lionel Messi fanatic after the Russian showed up in an Argentina shirt ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar https://puroveinte.com/fans-are-convinced-hasbulla-is-a-lionel-messi-fanatic-after-the-russian-showed-up-in-an-argentina-shirt-ahead-of-the-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 20:21:48 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/fans-are-convinced-hasbulla-is-a-lionel-messi-fanatic-after-the-russian-showed-up-in-an-argentina-shirt-ahead-of-the-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar/ Russian Hasbulla Magomedov, 20, has made a name for himself in the MMA community thanks to his call videos for top UFC competitors. However, the Instagram sensation is now a well-known figure around the world and has over 4 million social media followers. His notoriety allowed him to work with many leading sports personalities. He […]]]>

Russian Hasbulla Magomedov, 20, has made a name for himself in the MMA community thanks to his call videos for top UFC competitors. However, the Instagram sensation is now a well-known figure around the world and has over 4 million social media followers.

His notoriety allowed him to work with many leading sports personalities. He recently agreed to a multi-year public relations contract with the UFC, one of the top MMA organizations in the world. Magomedov became a prominent figure in the promotion following this deal. The 20-year-old now looks set to move beyond MMA and establish himself in football as well.

Hasbulla Magomedov in Argentina kit tricks fans into thinking he’s a Lionel Messi fanatic

Russian Internet recently attended the UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi to support his friend Islam Makhachev for his lightweight title fight. According to his Instagram, Magomedov still appears to be in the Middle East, where the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place this month.

The 20-year-old is therefore most likely there to publicize the event. Magomedov was spotted wearing an Argentine home kit in a photo he posted on his Twitter. However, nothing is official yet.

Moreover, the Russian teenager posted an Instagram story showing off the FIFA world cup and wrote in the caption, “From Argentina. This is a serious gift.

ALSO READ: Khabib Nurmagomedov says he will recruit Cristiano Ronaldo and other legends in a bid to become the best Islam Makhachev in football

All of these factors suggest the possibility that the new UFC signing is there to promote the world cup. These are just guesses, however. However, after seeing Hasbulla Magomedov in the Argentina kit, fans are convinced the Russian is a Lionel Messi fanatic.

Check out fan comments below:

Magomedov and Conor McGregor’s feud

The 20-year-old is very close friends with former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Consequently, he was never on good terms with Conor McGregor.

Recently, Magomedov and McGregor were also embroiled in a war of words on Twitter. ‘The Notorious’ is a big name in the promotion. And with Magomedov signing with the UFC, it will be interesting to see if they get along or not.

ALSO READ: Watch: Rare footage of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev training discovered!

Do you think Hasbulla is a fan of Lionel Messi? What do you think of his feud with McGregor?

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While Mbappe feels like the king, the stat that shows Messi is still above him at PSG https://puroveinte.com/while-mbappe-feels-like-the-king-the-stat-that-shows-messi-is-still-above-him-at-psg/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 20:37:19 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/while-mbappe-feels-like-the-king-the-stat-that-shows-messi-is-still-above-him-at-psg/ While Mbappe feels like the king, the stat that shows Messi is still above him at PSG October 30, 2022, 2:37 p.m. Lionel Messi is having one of his best moments since joining Paris Saint Germain over a year and a half ago. Added to the accompaniment and operation of the devastating trident he composes […]]]>
While Mbappe feels like the king, the stat that shows Messi is still above him at PSG

Lionel Messi is having one of his best moments since joining Paris Saint Germain over a year and a half ago. Added to the accompaniment and operation of the devastating trident he composes with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, Leo. Surprising figures in France, just 20 days before the new World Cup.

So far this season, he has played a total of 17 games and has scored 12 goals so far. One more than in the previous campaign, in 2021/22, in which he finished with 11 goals and 14 assists in 34 games.

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Among these goals, eight have been scored in the last seven games played, between the Champions League, Ligue 1 and the Supercup.

Moreover, he also has a great moment as an assistant, an aspect in which he destroys his partner Kylian Mabppe. With the last pass to Neymar against Troyes, he has 13 assists this season. In total, 10 of those 13 were in Ligue 1, and with that number he set a new record in French competition: he became the first player to reach 10 assists in the first 13 dates of the tournament.

The number Messi has never reached before:

To show the great footballing gift he presents a few days before the World Cup, it should be noted that, throughout his career, he had never been able to reach 10 assists in so few matches. . This time he needed 12 games, while in his previous record, in the 2010/11 and 2018/19 seasons, he needed 14.

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Plan These Upcoming Shows Ahead – Knox County VillageSoup https://puroveinte.com/plan-these-upcoming-shows-ahead-knox-county-villagesoup/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:02:38 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/plan-these-upcoming-shows-ahead-knox-county-villagesoup/ AT CAMDEN OPERA: Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. — “Rhapsody in Black” A one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt (developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons) explores Gantt’s personal journey to understanding and ultimately transcending racism in America at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Tickets are £18 $ in advance / […]]]>

AT CAMDEN OPERA:

Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. — “Rhapsody in Black”

A one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt (developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons) explores Gantt’s personal journey to understanding and ultimately transcending racism in America at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Tickets are £18 $ in advance / $22 on show day for adults; and $12 for under 18s through camdenoperahouse.com. Traveling production of the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Sponsored by Captain Swift Inn. Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England States Touring Program, made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. — Tannahill Weavers

One of Scotland’s finest traditional bands, from Edinburgh to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.! A varied repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154. Sponsored by 40 Paper. NOTE: postponed from March, therefore limited number of places.

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. — Oshima Brothers

Maine indie sensations Sean and Jamie Oshima bring their rich, layered, genre-blending sound to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Midcoast natives create original music that’s at once retro and metropolitan, spacious and intimate, lush and graceful . Multidimensional Maine musician Lulu Moss opens this reserved-seating show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. — Lúnasa: Irish Christmas

The beloved Irish band, with special guest Dave Curley, return to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., for another merry concert of the festive season, sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn and 40 Paper. Tickets are $54 in advance/$64 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

AT THE STRAND THEATER IN ROCKLAND:

Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. – Fiesta with Flor (as part of the Strand Family series)

A multicultural musical party! Children and families will join in the fun as they discover different musical genres through dance, storytelling and song. For 4-10 year olds. Tickets Pay what you can: $0-20. IMF: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

Sunday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. — Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays a stunning blend of jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical genres, reinventing what’s possible with this little four-stringed instrument! Tickets: $50/general admission. IMF: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

AT THE ROCKPORT OPERA:

Saturday, November 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Community dance and counter dance

Participatory music and dance for all at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Presented by Belfast Flying Shoes, in partnership with the Rockport Opera House and the City of Rockport. Decreasing price: $5 to $25. All Comers Band Warm Up at 6 p.m.; partial track listing and music at belfastflyingshoes.org/all-comers. Community dance at 6:30 p.m. with caller Chrissy Fowler and the All Comers Band. Contra Dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with George Marshall & Wild Asparagus. IMF: rockportoperahouse.org.

AT WATTS HALL IN THOMASTON:

Saturday, November 5, 4 p.m. — KindKids Music

Watts Hall Community Arts presents a performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette at 174 Main St./Route 1. This interactive family show with original music and puppets is for all ages. Runtime is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions available. Tickets are $10, $5 for children under 13, in advance; and $13/$8 the day of the show. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

Saturday, November 19, 7 p.m. — Stand Up Comedy Night

Johnny Ater & Friends from Maine perform live! Ater delivers hilarious, honest stories about life, family, relationships, work, and his colorful local friends…and he brings fellow comedians Ian MacDonald and Nick Gordon to his Midcoast debut. General admission, cash bar, concessions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets ($20) strongly encouraged via EventBrite; tickets at the door will be $25. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 7 p.m. — Johnny Cash Tribute

New York-based musical artist Scott Moreau will be Walkin’ The Line with three members of the Watts Hall Band. Bill Hahn, Art Grinnell and Tommy Hanna will accompany Moreau in his original Johnny Cash tribute concert. More details to come. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

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Nicole Cordoves shows her support for Roberta Tamondong https://puroveinte.com/nicole-cordoves-shows-her-support-for-roberta-tamondong/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 05:06:00 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/nicole-cordoves-shows-her-support-for-roberta-tamondong/ The first runner-up of Miss Grand International 2016, Nicole Cordoves, shows her support for the country’s representative this year, Roberta Tamondong. On Tuesday, the beauty queen-turned-host shared a photo of herself with Tamondong and asked her fellow Filipinos to wish her luck in the upcoming pageant. “Let’s give her love and support as […]]]>


The first runner-up of Miss Grand International 2016, Nicole Cordoves, shows her support for the country’s representative this year, Roberta Tamondong.

On Tuesday, the beauty queen-turned-host shared a photo of herself with Tamondong and asked her fellow Filipinos to wish her luck in the upcoming pageant.

“Let’s give her love and support as she competes tonight,” she said in an Instagram post.

Cordoves also interviewed Tamondong for her vlog, where the latter mostly talked about her pageant journey. The video was uploaded on Tuesday, hours before the Miss Grand International 2022 coronation party.

“I wish you all the best, Roberta,” she told the 20-year-old beauty queen, believing she would do well in the competition.

And while she hopes Miss Grand International will be Tamondong’s “highlight event” since becoming a beauty queen at the age of 15, Cordoves acknowledged there could be so much more in store for her. she.

“Because who knows, you’re still so young. Puwede mo pang tahakin kung anong gusto mong tahakin,” she said.

Tamondong is aiming to win the first Miss Grand International Philippines crown. The country has so far managed a first-place runner-up via Cordoves in 2016 and Samantha Bernardo in 2021.

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Pr. George Juvenile curfew data shows mixed results https://puroveinte.com/pr-george-juvenile-curfew-data-shows-mixed-results/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/pr-george-juvenile-curfew-data-shows-mixed-results/ Prince George’s County Police have released crime data showing that overall crime has increased by 2% at all hours of the day since the start of a curfew for minors, but has decreased by 5% during curfew hours compared to the same period last year. Global Crime during all hours fell from a total of […]]]>

Prince George’s County Police have released crime data showing that overall crime has increased by 2% at all hours of the day since the start of a curfew for minors, but has decreased by 5% during curfew hours compared to the same period last year.

Global Crime during all hours fell from a total of 1,934 offenses reported from September 9 to October 20, 2021 to 1,973 compared to the same weeks this year when the curfew was enforced. Property crimes are up 7% this year from 1,450 offenses, but violent crimes are down 13% from 484 offenses in every hour last year, according to county police department data. Generally, violent crime decreased during curfew hours, with 54 fewer offenses reported during the period this year, compared to 147 compared to 2021.

Crime varies from year to year, according to an analysis of Washington Post data, making it difficult to draw a firm conclusion about whether the curfew worked. It is also unclear what the trend in crime has been over time due to the sample size provided by the department.

Enforcement of Prince George’s juvenile curfew will extend until the end of the year

County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) announced a month-long enforcement of the juvenile curfew for children under 17 on Labor Day after one of the deadliest months in the history of the jurisdiction. This month it extended the curfew until the end of the year. Alsobrooks and County Police Chief Malik Aziz hailed the curfew as a “tool” to tackle rising crime and engage community members.

“This curfew helps our county form a coalition,” Alsobrooks said at an Oct. 11 news conference. “A coalition of friends, family, relatives and neighbors…when it comes to stopping crime, we are a Prince George’s.”

Curfew hours are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:59 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Murders have fallen from 15 in the hour at this time last year to five this year, according to police data as of Thursday. Two murders took place during curfew this year and three last year. The number of stolen vehicles is up 10% to 423 during all hours compared to last year – 115 were reported during curfew hours during this year’s period, compared to 103 last year.

While curfew violations remained low throughout its enforcement, four minors were caught violating the curfew early Wednesday morning, the police department said. Officers responded to a reported trespassing around 2:40 a.m. in the 9500 block of Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Police arrested a 16-year-old girl, two 12-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy, all related, coming out of a vacant apartment, according to the department.

The department said the children told officers they stopped at the empty apartment on their way home from a store. Officers escorted them home and a curfew warning letter for the first offense will be sent to their relative, the department said.

Alsobrooks said she would reassess curfew enforcement after the holidays.

John Harden contributed to this report.

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Police video shows election fraud arrests by Ron DeSantis election police https://puroveinte.com/police-video-shows-election-fraud-arrests-by-ron-desantis-election-police/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 20:37:32 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/police-video-shows-election-fraud-arrests-by-ron-desantis-election-police/ Comment this story Comment A bewildered man outside his Tampa home asked police why they would arrest him for voting after the state cleared him to vote. A woman seated inside a patrol car told officers she was told she could legally vote after serving her sentence. A handcuffed man told police he was asked […]]]>

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A bewildered man outside his Tampa home asked police why they would arrest him for voting after the state cleared him to vote.

A woman seated inside a patrol car told officers she was told she could legally vote after serving her sentence.

A handcuffed man told police he was asked to complete a voter registration form after completing his probationary period.

They are among 20 people arrested Aug. 18 in Florida for alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election, according to new police body camera footage shown on Tampa Bay Times broadcasts. At a press conference later in the day, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) praised the Florida Office of Election Crimes and Security, the election police force he created over baseless allegations of fraud mass voter, for arresting those he claimed to have illegally registered or marked. their ballots. All, he swore, would “pay the price”.

As The Washington Post previously reported, those arrested — most of whom are black — are all charged with violating a state law barring those convicted of murder or felony sex offenses from voting after served their sentence. The arrests, The Post reported, raised questions about whether DeSantis and his election police unit were weaponizing their newfound powers for political advantage.

In videos obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, those arrested appear puzzled as local and state police show up at their homes to execute the warrants. Authorities were also at times confused when answering questions from those in custody, footage shows.

Florida let them vote. Then the DeSantis election police arrested them.

A spokesperson for the governor’s office did not immediately respond to a Post message seeking comment after the videos were released.

All have been charged with voter fraud, a third-degree felony in the state, and face a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison. Several of those charged told the Post earlier this year that election officials and voter registration groups led them to believe they were eligible to vote after the state’s 2018 amendment to restore the criminals’ right to vote. Some of their attorneys said Florida appeared to be targeting its clients for honestly misunderstanding the law.

In one of the videos obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, a frustrated man in handcuffs outside his home complained about the people responsible for determining who can vote in the state.

“What’s wrong with this state, man?” said the man. “Vote fraud? Y’all said anyone with a felony could vote, man.”

Tim Craig and Lori Rozsa contributed to this report.

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