Journal – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:02:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://manteobooksellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-manteo.png Journal – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ 32 32 Launch of a Snapchat filter to encourage young people to get boosted https://manteobooksellers.com/launch-of-a-snapchat-filter-to-encourage-young-people-to-get-boosted/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:09:48 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/launch-of-a-snapchat-filter-to-encourage-young-people-to-get-boosted/ The government has launched a Snapchat filter in a bid to motivate young people to get their Covid booster shots. The filter on the popular social media platform is part of a new advertising campaign aimed at 18 to 34 year olds, whose uptake of the complementary vaccine is lagging behind other age groups. Only […]]]>

The government has launched a Snapchat filter in a bid to motivate young people to get their Covid booster shots.

The filter on the popular social media platform is part of a new advertising campaign aimed at 18 to 34 year olds, whose uptake of the complementary vaccine is lagging behind other age groups.

Only 57% of this cohort in England received their booster, compared to more than 80% of eligible adults.

The filter, which features a rocket and the words “I had my Covid booster shot”, can be added to photos and videos posted on Snapchat from Friday.

Stickers are also available.

Viewers can tap a link in the filter to get more information about vaccines and where they can make an appointment.

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “More than nine in 10 people over 50 have already received their supplement and we are calling on young people to play their part and be boosted now.

“Vaccines provide strong protection against serious Omicron illnesses and will help keep you and your loved ones safe.”

Dr Kishan Bodalia, frontline A&E doctor and DJ, said: “I know young people can often think they are invincible, but I see more and more young people in hospital with Covid-19, with the vast majority of people in the hospital not being vaccinated”.

The government previously teamed up with Snapchat, along with other social media giants Reddit, TikTok and YouTube, last summer to educate young people about vaccinations.

Snapchat’s Senior Director of International Public Policy, Stephen Collins, said: “With Snapchat reaching 75% of 13-34 year olds in the UK, we believe we can play a unique role in helping young people access information. accurate and reliable”.

He added, “We hope our new Snapchat vaccine reminder filter will encourage our community to protect themselves and others.”

The expanded vaccination campaign also featured pop-up sites in nightclubs, football stadiums and shopping centers operating alongside thousands of permanent NHS centres.

In 2020, the government agreed new measures with social media sites to limit the spread of false information.

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Ethan Than publishes the 2022 edition of Digital Transformation Canvas https://manteobooksellers.com/ethan-than-publishes-the-2022-edition-of-digital-transformation-canvas/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:48:53 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/ethan-than-publishes-the-2022-edition-of-digital-transformation-canvas/ Digital Transformation Canvas: A Business Transformation Model for New Growth provides a comprehensive toolkit to drive business success. Author, advisor and speaker Ethan Than launches the 2022 edition of his book, Digital Transformation Canvas: A Business Transformation for New Growth. It showcases best practices from the world’s most prominent companies and shows a unique perspective […]]]>

Digital Transformation Canvas: A Business Transformation Model for New Growth provides a comprehensive toolkit to drive business success.

Author, advisor and speaker Ethan Than launches the 2022 edition of his book, Digital Transformation Canvas: A Business Transformation for New Growth. It showcases best practices from the world’s most prominent companies and shows a unique perspective on digitization and the next steps. The goal is to help readers achieve new growth and successfully digital transformation of their organizations. Whether you are a business owner, a startup, a non-profit organization, a business executive, or a small business, this book has something for everyone.

“The Digital Transformation Canvas is a comprehensive toolkit for strategizing and implementing digital transformation for businesses,” says Ethan Than.

“The framework is developed from case studies of the top 20 companies that have successfully completed their digital transformation in the past ten years, according to a study published by Harvard Business Review.”

As a digital transformation consultant for over 12 years and a renowned speaker for large enterprises, SMEs, government agencies and educational institutions, Ethan shares his in-depth knowledge of how businesses transform to adapt. in the digital age. In his book, he explains in depth what digital transformation means and how companies can capitalize on existing models to achieve their growth goals. In addition, it shows how to start and complete its digital transformation and measure its success with the help of a success factors survey.

In Ethan’s words, “With this book, you can understand what digital transformation means and how it can help your business achieve new growth. You can learn how to use Digital Transformation Canvas’s 9-step guide.

The book offers an additional 2-day program provided by Ethan-founded sfia academy to educate more people about digital transformation and its benefits. The workshop focuses on the practical application of the Digital Transformation Canvas to help organizational leaders create a successful business roadmap.

Anyone looking for solid business advice can turn to Ethan for dedicated advice as well. The consultancy firm sfia designs digital strategies that allow companies to innovate and transform their business models. It also provides organizations with blockchain-based transformation, from crypto to metaverse, as well as DeFi (decentralized finance) and NFT (non-fungible tokens).

Digital Transformation Canvas is the third installation in Ethan’s series of books, Digital Transformation The Series, following Digital Transformation Compass: From Principles & Process to Real Business Transformation and Digital Transformation in Action: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Business in the Digital Age. All three books provide important business information that produces real transformative results. They are now available for purchase on Amazon.

Find more information about Ethan’s digital transformation series, sfia academy and sfia consulting services here: https://www.sfia.io/.

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MJ Krause-Chivers’ new book receives warm literary reception https://manteobooksellers.com/mj-krause-chivers-new-book-receives-warm-literary-reception/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 19:47:35 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/mj-krause-chivers-new-book-receives-warm-literary-reception/ Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the book Fiction – Historical – Event / Era “Katarina’s Dark Shadow” by MJ Krause-Chivers, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098LY2Z3N. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award competition sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers such as Random House, Simon & […]]]>

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the book Fiction – Historical – Event / Era “Katarina’s Dark Shadow” by MJ Krause-Chivers, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098LY2Z3N.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award competition sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers such as Random House, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins, and have received the Association of Independent Authors ‘Best Websites for Authors’ and ‘Honoring Excellence’ awards. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A + rating), which is a rarity among book review and award competition companies.

Commented by Keith Mbuya for Reader’s Favorite

“Katarina Rempel’s dream was to be a schoolteacher when she was old enough and to travel the world. Much like other groups in Europe and possibly the rest of the world, Mennonite women were supposed to be concerned only with housework and their husbands. Katarina and her family lived in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Perhaps Katarina was too ambitious about her future, especially for an ordinary Mennonite teenager, now that there was speculation about an imminent outbreak of war in Russia and Germany. With dangerous Russian gangs on the loose, political pressure in the country and a very volatile mass of Russian compatriots, is war likely to happen? If so, will the Mennonites survive? Having found his mother’s diary in the mid-twentieth century (the “post-war Germany” era), Peter, Katarina’s son, tells his mother’s story from the accounts in her diary, in the Russian Mennonite Chronicles of MJ Krause-Chivers (Katarina’s Dark Shadow).

“Russian Mennonite Chronicles is an incredible novel on the theme of dystopia. The author forges a demanding and engaging storyline that exposes the agony and suffering that Mennonites endured during the Russian Civil War. The story unfolds perfectly at the beginning of the 20th century. This is seen in the choice of words and ideas that embrace the use of technology and vocabulary of the time. The vivid depictions also impressively bring out the setting of the story. What I love most is how the author beautifully integrates Mennonite culture and beliefs into the storytelling, emphasizing their uniqueness compared to Russians and other Europeans. Needless to say, I learned a lot from the Russian Mennonite Chronicles (Katarina’s Dark Shadow). The author boldly reveals the character traits of the characters. There is a generally somber tone accompanying the narration, subject to the agony expressed in MJ Krause-Chivers’ words. This, added to the suspense and tension of the book, took me on an emotional roller coaster. I’m about to get the next installment of MJ Krause-Chivers’ Russian Mennonite Chronicles. I loved this book. “

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Parent training, not teacher increases, will improve performance of NM students https://manteobooksellers.com/parent-training-not-teacher-increases-will-improve-performance-of-nm-students/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 07:05:43 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/parent-training-not-teacher-increases-will-improve-performance-of-nm-students/ The currently raging public debate about how to spend extra money on education has boiled down to a binary argument: give teachers a raise based on student performance or give teachers a raise regardless. student performance. Although teachers should be paid well, I firmly believe that paying teachers more will not improve student performance. And […]]]>

The currently raging public debate about how to spend extra money on education has boiled down to a binary argument: give teachers a raise based on student performance or give teachers a raise regardless. student performance. Although teachers should be paid well, I firmly believe that paying teachers more will not improve student performance. And improving student performance in New Mexico is the central issue that should be targeted with any new money. I propose to think a little differently on where and how to apply this manna.

Education is a three-legged stool, where one leg is made up of the students, the second leg is the entire educational infrastructure, and the third is the parents, or home support. And, like any three-legged stool, when one leg breaks, the system collapses. New Mexico’s public education stool collapsed long ago, as New Mexico still falls to the bottom of any national education measure.

In the student body branch, individual abilities are distributed normally. Natural ability can be thought of as inherited, given by God, or as the sum of a set of unique DNA sequences, but it is the unique stuff we are born with. Some people are naturally good at math, while others are not. Some like the theater, while others like science. Some people work with their hands, while others prefer a desk. Teachers understand this as a critical factor in their profession, but there is not much a teacher or a school system can do to change or improve that first leg of the stool.

In the infrastructure side of the school system, facilities, programs, administration, programs, bus services, classroom supplies, teachers, etc., are all essential. Currently, the debate on the remuneration of teachers is… part of this foot of the stool. Of course, money has always been needed to establish and maintain that foot, and most of the money spent on education should go under that foot of the stool. Most, but in my proposal, not all.

The third leg is the support structure that students have at home. This is the most difficult part of the stool to influence and control, so this leg is mostly ignored or, at best, given lip service. However, if it is strengthened significantly, this is where student performance would improve. But, beyond traditional words, what can a system do to strengthen that leg?

My approach is to teach parents and guardians to be better parents and guardians, at least as far as their parenting role involves the education of their child.

Here is the plan. The school year lasts 10 months. Once a month, each school offers a 60-minute evening seminar for each level from kindergarten to college. Parents and adult guardians are paid to attend. Five of the 10 seminars would cover specific topics at the school level, such as performance standards and expectations, where and how to access tutoring, reading requirements, discipline, homework, in-class book reviews, use classroom technology, development issues, etc.

The second five would deal with more general educational processes and child development issues appropriate for each grade level. Topics may include the need for exercise, diet, cell phone downtime, dealing with peer pressure and bullying, setting up a homework environment, learning online, how to talk to kids about drugs, safety, processes for… tackling performance issues etc. If parents attend seminars, they receive money from the state at a rate based on attendance. Let’s say $ 100 per student per session taken. Some might argue that it is inappropriate to pay parents to attend these sessions, but I would consider teaching parents how to better care for them as an investment in education.

First, implement a testing program. Teachers and administrators who develop and deliver this evening presentation would be paid. However, some expenses, such as purchasing new programs, starting optional building improvements and staff salary increases, would be suspended for four years. Assessment parameters could be established and remain unchanged for four years. Let’s try this approach and see if it helps. If after this trial period performance improves, the program becomes part of the school process and factored into future budgets.

More money for teachers has not improved student performance so far. Our rating is so bad that we should try something different.

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Let our police do their extremely difficult job https://manteobooksellers.com/let-our-police-do-their-extremely-difficult-job/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 07:02:39 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/let-our-police-do-their-extremely-difficult-job/ It is an incredibly difficult job to be a good police officer in America today. On the one hand, you are supposed to prevent crime and stop those who commit it. On the other hand, you’re supposed to film your every move so that a multitude of critics – lawyers, judges, DOJ watchdogs, the media, […]]]>

It is an incredibly difficult job to be a good police officer in America today. On the one hand, you are supposed to prevent crime and stop those who commit it. On the other hand, you’re supposed to film your every move so that a multitude of critics – lawyers, judges, DOJ watchdogs, the media, etc. in the most difficult circumstances. If you make a mistake, the consequences range from dismissal to prosecution… to a felony conviction and jail. On the other hand, crime is escalating and criminals are becoming more and more brazen and violent. Many offenders resist arrest, ranging from being vulgar and obnoxious to spit and scratch, to attacking police with the intent to kill. Imagine having to deal with people like this every day – for relatively low pay and benefits. What kind of a toll must this have on your sanity?

Now let’s add the sentiment of “funding the police” that echoed across the country after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last year. What impact on morale has this had on many police services nationwide? No wonder it is so difficult for cities to recruit new police officers and keep the ones they have. I tend to agree with those who think we need to support our police with better pay, better training and more well-defined (focused) areas of responsibility…. Police should not be called in to intervene in domestic disputes, for example – let unarmed people who are trained to defuse domestic issues deal with them. Ditto for appeals concerning the mentally ill and the homeless. Traffic officers should take care of traffic problems.

Armed police, specially trained and appointed to respond to crimes as violent as carjacking, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery and murder, etc. should not have to perform their duties under a microscope. A fraction of a second wasted trying to turn on or adjust a rear view camera could cost an officer their life – criminals… do not wear a rear view camera.

Finally, I wish we could remove all greedy law firms from the equation. They were chasing ambulances, but now they are chasing the police. While individual police officers generally have little to bicker over, their employers – municipal, state, and federal police departments – are taxpayer funded, and we are viewed as… endless, juicy sources of money. I suspect that much of the large increases in my property taxes in recent years have gone towards law enforcement settlements.

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Motorcycles, Betty White’s “parakeet” featured in museums https://manteobooksellers.com/motorcycles-betty-whites-parakeet-featured-in-museums/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/motorcycles-betty-whites-parakeet-featured-in-museums/ the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, opens its 22nd Annual Motorcycle Show on Jan.8. The exhibit, this year featuring Buell motorcycles and the work of artist Guy Shively, runs through May 21. Overall, the exhibit features over 30 machines representing the veteran (pre-1915), sport, road / off-road, racing, military, and service scooters / bikes […]]]>

the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, opens its 22nd Annual Motorcycle Show on Jan.8. The exhibit, this year featuring Buell motorcycles and the work of artist Guy Shively, runs through May 21.

Overall, the exhibit features over 30 machines representing the veteran (pre-1915), sport, road / off-road, racing, military, and service scooters / bikes categories. Riding accessories, equipment and clothing are presented with the vehicles.

“We are delighted to present such a wide variety of motorcycles. Said the museum’s executive director, Mary Ann Porinchak. “Showcasing six different categories allows us to display something special or unusual that everyone can enjoy, from longtime collectors and bikers to casual motorcycle admirers. “

1987 Buell RR1000
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Art by Guy Shively

The bike shown is a 1987 Buell RR1000 which represents Erik Buell’s first entry into the sports bike market. Buell’s innovative design incorporated the engine as a fully loaded part of the frame and mounted a damper under the engine that operated in reverse of the conventional compression-rebound design, the museum notes.

The bike on display is on loan from New Castle Harley-Davidson and is one of 50 examples produced in 1987-88.

Other vehicles on display include a 1909 Thor V-twin and 1910 Yale 1/2 Yale single (veteran), 1955 Harley-Davidson KHK and Husqvarna 31 Sport (sport), 1957 BMW R-50 ISDT and a 1967 Triumph TR6C (on / off road), 1950 Horex 350 Rennmachine and 2001 Honda RC (racing), 1943 Indian Military 741 and 1961 Matchless G3 (military), and a Cushman scooter and 1958 Cushman Eagle (scooters and bikes from service).

The museum’s annual motorcycle showcase has won numerous awards and is designed “to educate our visitors about the important and unique role that motorcycles have played in the broader history of transportation history,” Porinchak added.

“Our annual exhibition also promotes the preservation, restoration and collection of vintage and vintage motorcycles, so that the public, young and old, can have the opportunity to discover and appreciate the unique history. in the history of motorcycles. “

The museum also has a special exhibition of motorcycle and automotive art by Guy Shively, of which Guy’s Graphics specializes in hand lettering, stripes, airbrushing and artwork.

The museum will also host several motorcycle-themed events at the Motorcycle Exhibit, including the Pirate Motorcycle Club’s “Movie Night at the Museum” on February 9.

The AACA remembers Betty White

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Betty White’s “Parakeet” on display at the AACA Museum

What is the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa., had planned that the actress’ 100th birthday celebration will become a memento of Betty White’s career after her death on New Years Eve. The event is slated for Jan. 16 and will feature her “Parakeet”, the 1977 Cadillac Seville given to her by her late husband and TV host Allen Ludden and later donated to the museum by the car’s next owner, Nick Farrintino.

Illinois museum plans Route 66 exhibit in 2026

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Bob Wildfire notebook pages

the Illinois State Museum in Springfield is planning an exhibit on Route 66 in conjunction with the Mother Road centennial celebration in 2026 and has launched an artifact “collection initiative” to be included in the exhibit.

The initiative was announced as the museum received a donation of art and other artifacts from Bob Waldmire’s family.

“Perhaps there is no one more iconic of Route 66 than traveling artist and nomadic peace activist Bob Waldmire,” the museum said. “Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Waldmire traveled from city to city along Route 66, creating and selling artwork and postcards. Then, in 1985, he bought a 1972 Volkswagen camper van he lived in in Arizona; this van then inspired the character of Fillmore in the Disney-Pixar movie Cars.

“The objects donated to the Museum are a testament to Bob’s prolific output as an artist and to his nomadic and free-spirited lifestyle. This gift includes original drawings, paintings, prints, postcards and a manual typewriter on which Bob has composed his newsletters and correspondence.

In addition, the donation includes a pair of patched cut-off shorts he wore while traveling on Route 66, a roadside display to sell postcards and the hood of his 1965 Mustang, hand painted with a map of Route 66. “

Gilmore Launches Winter Conferences

the Gilmore Automobile Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, kicks off its Winter Lecture Series Jan. 9 with historian Mark Tomlonson presenting “The Transportation Kings of Kalamazoo.”

Other upcoming topics include “The Rise & Fall of Mercury” on January 16, “Aircraft Restoration” on January 23, and a presentation on the first automotive commercials on January 30.

Topics in February include the Hydra-matic drivetrain, black American auto pioneers, and the mystery of the 1948 Tucker legend. The series continues through April 24.

Special events this weekend

It’s a Hoods-Up weekend on January 8 and 9 at Newport Automobile Museum in Rhode Island, where three cars – a 2019 Ford GT, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS / RS 396, and a 1968 Volvo P1800S – have just been added to the collection.

Due to pandemic regulations in Canada, the Canadian automobile museum remains closed to visitors until at least January 26. However, a museum intern created a Winter vacation activity book for kids which includes making their own car cookie cutters and other activities. The book can be downloaded free of charge from the museum website.

the LeMay Collection at Marymount in Tacoma, Wash., will offer tours of its private garage on January 8 and again on February 12.

Mark your calendar

the National Corvette Museum will host a food distribution Jan. 15 in conjunction with Feed America First to help those affected by tornadoes in the Bowling Green, Ky. area. Plans call for each family to receive 60 to 80 pounds of food during the morning distribution.

Docent training courses start January 19 at California Automobile Museum in Sacramento.

the Canadian automobile museum in Oshawa, Ont., announced the topics of its third Thursday lectures for January and February. “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights” will premiere on January 20 at 7 p.m. on Zoom by Gretchen Sorin of the State University of New York College in Oneonta, and “The Death and Legacy of Sam McLaughlin – Looking De back after 50 ”will be hosted by Samantha George of Parkwood National Historic Site on February 17th.

“The Tucker Movie: What’s Real, What’s Not” is the subject of a program to be presented via Zoom speak AACA Museum January 21, 2021. The presentation will include the grandchildren of Preston Tucker.

the Gilmore Automobile Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, is hosting its first Winter Motoring Meet featuring vintage snowmobiles on February 5th.

the British Automobile Museum is hosting its Quiz Night on February 8 in Gaydon, UK, and during the UK schools’ half-term break, the museum will host a series of family-friendly Formula 1 racing programs.

the LeMay Collection at Marymount in Tacoma, Washington, will feature Driver’s Ed: Model T Experience events on May 14, June 11, July 9, August 14, and September 11.

A second wave of vehicles arrives on September 22, 2022 and will continue until May 14, 2023, in the showcase of “The allure of the extreme” supercars at the Petersen Automobile Museum in Los Angeles.

Does your local auto museum have any special events or exhibits planned? Let us know. E-mail larrye@classiccars.com

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State of the State | News, Sports, Jobs https://manteobooksellers.com/state-of-the-state-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:32:53 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/state-of-the-state-news-sports-jobs/ New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivers her first State of the State Address in the State Capitol Assembly Hall on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in Albany, NY (AP Photo / Hans Pennink, Pool) ALBANY – New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first state-of-state address on Wednesday, outlining an agenda for an economic return from […]]]>

New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivers her first State of the State Address in the State Capitol Assembly Hall on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in Albany, NY (AP Photo / Hans Pennink, Pool)

ALBANY – New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first state-of-state address on Wednesday, outlining an agenda for an economic return from the coronavirus pandemic and new government investments in the healthcare sector , housing and renewable energies.

Hochul, the state’s first female governor, proposes a $ 10 billion plan to increase the state’s health workforce by 20% over the next five years, saying the pandemic has exacerbated personnel problems that have been smoldering for a long time.

This includes more than $ 4 billion to support the salaries and bonuses of workers in a healthcare sector that currently suffers from high burnout rates, and $ 2 billion to improve healthcare infrastructure. health.

Hochul, who became governor when Andrew Cuomo resigned in August, delivered the speech to a small and socially distant audience in the Assembly Hall of the New York State Capitol in Albany amid the worst wave of coronavirus infections since the virus first struck the state in the spring of 2020.

“We will fight like hell, not for the land, not for the credit, but for the New Yorkers”, Hochul said.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was absent and in quarantine following a pair of rapid tests indicating he may have COVID-19.

More than 10,400 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized statewide on Monday: a 69% increase from the previous Monday. Hochul said his administration “Laser focus” keeps children in schools and businesses open.

The Democrat also announced initiatives, including a proposal to invest $ 1 billion in the deployment of electric vehicles in the coming years and up to $ 500 million in offshore wind port infrastructure to meet the demands of a Radical state law calling for 70% electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Such projects will supply a third of New York City with wind, solar and hydroelectric power, Hochul said.

She urged voters in November to approve a now $ 4 billion bond law funding environmental projects, including climate change mitigation.

It is also offering $ 2 billion for road and bridge repairs, with a focus on replacing structures vulnerable to flooding.

To help ease the economic pain of the pandemic, Hochul wants to accelerate the planned implementation of $ 1.2 billion in tax cuts for the middle class that began in 2018. She also wants $ 1 billion in rebates. property tax for more than two million middle and low. – income earners.

Hochul has offered nearly $ 1 billion in financing for tax credits, start-up financing, and low-interest loans for small businesses. It wants to increase subsidies and access to broadband by mobilizing $ 1 billion in public and private investments.

And with the New York evictions moratorium expiring in mid-January, Hochul wants to offer free legal assistance to residents of upstate New York. She said the state could help prevent homelessness with a five-year, $ 5 billion plan to build 100,000 affordable homes in urban and rural areas.

Hochul, candidate for governor this year, has pledged to restore confidence in state government.

She wants to replace the state’s ethics enforcement agency, which recently fought with Cuomo over the millions of dollars he earned writing a book during his tenure, and subdue some elected officials from the The state, including the governor, has a two-term limit for their service and a ban on most outside income.

Other initiatives include the provision of the state tuition assistance program for part-time students and a Jails to Jobs initiative to help incarcerated people find and stay employed.

New York should address the rise in gun violence by increasing funding for community-based prevention programs and gun tracing efforts with neighboring states, she said.

Hochul is expected to release his own one-year budget proposal later this month. Lawmakers are to pass a state budget by April.

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Book review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman https://manteobooksellers.com/book-review-scythe-by-neal-shusterman/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:00:59 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/book-review-scythe-by-neal-shusterman/ Fake by Neal Shusterman False by Neal Shusterman This is a 5 star book in my opinion. It’s the first in a series and certainly deserved the award on its cover. It’s kind of dystopian but not in the usual sense. Instead of things being their worst, things are actually at their peak and death […]]]>

Fake by Neal Shusterman

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by Neal Shusterman

This is a 5 star book in my opinion. It’s the first in a series and certainly deserved the award on its cover. It’s kind of dystopian but not in the usual sense. Instead of things being their worst, things are actually at their peak and death is no longer a thing. Leave me
Explain…

Humans have learned to control hunger and disease and war isn’t even a thing anymore. Unfortunately, without deaths, there is a population problem. Enter the fakes. They are the only ones responsible for controlling death in what they call gleaning and must meet a quota each year. They choose who, how and when. Rowan and Citra are both teenagers chosen to apprentice under the same scythe, but only one can be chosen. They must learn to take lives while trying to save their own. Can they respect their morals and empathize with those they choose to glean? Could this be our future?

Promise, if you try this book, you’ll be short on finding the other two in the series as soon as you’re done! It’s written for young adults, but as an adult I enjoyed this fast-paced novel and found myself rooting for both Rowan and Citra, sometimes simultaneously.

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Lack of respect versus respect in our lives – The Ukiah Daily Journal https://manteobooksellers.com/lack-of-respect-versus-respect-in-our-lives-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 21:30:02 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/lack-of-respect-versus-respect-in-our-lives-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ By Reverend Anthony (Tony) Gameley After Nelson Mandela’s death in 2013, Zelda La Grange, his personal assistant for nearly two decades, wrote a book called “Good Morning, Mr. Mandela”. La Grange was a white apartheid Afrikaner girl and was born, like many of us, into the racist ideology that viewed Mandela and others as dangerous […]]]>

By Reverend Anthony (Tony) Gameley

After Nelson Mandela’s death in 2013, Zelda La Grange, his personal assistant for nearly two decades, wrote a book called “Good Morning, Mr. Mandela”. La Grange was a white apartheid Afrikaner girl and was born, like many of us, into the racist ideology that viewed Mandela and others as dangerous terrorists.

When political change occurred in South Africa in 1994, and after completing his one and only term as president, Mandela asked La Grange to remain his personal assistant – a move that sent a powerful message of reconciliation to the world, given South Africa’s tortured racist past.

Interviewed about her book, La Grange was asked: “What’s the biggest lesson you learned from Nelson Mandela?” His response: “Respect. “

We live in a time of unprecedented disrespect: innocent men, women and children slaughtered or starved to death with apparent impunity as a numb world stands and watches; corruption and lies are rampant in the highest management positions; family members have low esteem for one another, resulting in “silent” hostility, hostile feelings and domestic violence, often violent; lack of respect for women, children, the elderly and those of different cultures and ethnicities; nation threatening to lift the sword against nation; And the list continues.

The golden rule – “Do to others what you want them to do to you” – seems to have disappeared from the radar of the world.

On a less tragic but very common scale, there is also the disrespect we show to others by being glued to our iPads and cellphones, so that personal interaction, conversation and interfacing with our fellow human beings is neglected and virtually non-existent.

But there is good news, as the late Billy Graham has repeatedly stated: God loves you! And because of God’s love for each of us, we must love and respect each other.

At this time of year … we are reminded that God so “respected” our need for salvation and fullness that he sent Jesus into the mystery of the Incarnation, not to condemn us, but to live and die. for us and give us new life, even everlasting (John 3:16, 17).

Moreover, in light of the recent United Nations COP26 World Summit Conference in Glasgow, we are challenged like never before to respect and generously conserve what God has made: the Earth and all the treasures it contains. (Genesis 1:31; Psalms 8 and 24). We must also respect one another, not only as equals, but as “better than ourselves” (Philippians 2: 3) – another tall order, but not impossible if we put our will to it. ! And we have to respect the opinions and positions of others, even if we don’t agree with them.

Respect takes hard work and effort, and our human nature will often get in the way. But Christians walk at a different pace – a higher moral order, given by the loving God himself.

Dear reader, may you feel the immense love and respect that God has for you and your loved ones this Christmas time and always, and may we as individuals do our best to reflect something of this respect and love in our daily dealings with each other. . God bless you.

Reverend Anthony (Tony) Gamley is the Acting Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Ukiah.

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Peter Wright books World Championship date with Michael Smith https://manteobooksellers.com/peter-wright-books-world-championship-date-with-michael-smith/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 00:24:25 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/peter-wright-books-world-championship-date-with-michael-smith/ Peter Wright secured a return to the William Hill World Darts Championship final with a thrilling victory over former champion Gary Anderson on Sunday. The 2020 winner will face Michael Smith, the runner-up three years ago, in Monday’s final after beating Anderson 6-4 in a second high-quality semi-final at Alexandra Palace. Wright, who later revealed […]]]>

Peter Wright secured a return to the William Hill World Darts Championship final with a thrilling victory over former champion Gary Anderson on Sunday.

The 2020 winner will face Michael Smith, the runner-up three years ago, in Monday’s final after beating Anderson 6-4 in a second high-quality semi-final at Alexandra Palace.

Wright, who later revealed a knee injury caused him discomfort, was reduced to 3-2, then 5-4 after opening in style by winning the first three sets.

Anderson then took a leg off the throw to move forward into the 10th set, but second seed Wright recovered to fend off compatriot Scotland and reach the final for the third time.

Wright, who averaged 104 and broke a tournament record of 24,180 in the match, told Sky Sports: “To secure a victory over Gary Anderson, one of the greatest Scottish darts to ever have. never existed… like we both didn’t give up it was so hard I’m exhausted.

“I knew (the fight) was going to happen. I couldn’t stop it. What a dart game – phenomenal.

Wright now intends to rest his knee before returning to the arena for the final.

“In the last few days I have had a knee injury,” he said. “I have straps on it and it’s burning like hell right now. I have to rest but everything will be fine for tomorrow.

Michael Smith (left) withstood a retaliation from James Wade (right) (Aaron Chown / PA)

His opponent will be Smith, who resisted a response from James Wade to book his second appearance in the final.

Wade recovered from 5-1 but couldn’t keep up the momentum as his compatriot England won by 6-3.

“It was a tough game,” said Smith, who shot 16,180 and an average of 101. “I knew he was going to push me.

“There was a set where he hit 180 after 180. It was about keeping my cool.

“You are not good at the things in life. I didn’t deserve it – I worked hard for it.

Smith opened strong by winning the first leg in 13 darts and quickly led by straight sets.

Wade responded by winning the third set of the deciding stage with a 121 out, then taking the first two stages of the fourth.

Still, Smith fought back to win the set and the next two to open a 5-1 lead. Wade claimed the next two to cut the deficit but couldn’t keep the momentum going and slipped to the semifinals for the fourth time in his career.

“I’m over the moon,” Smith said. “The first set was shady, then the next five sets, I felt I had played really well.

“Then you have to pinch yourself, you need one more set and you’re in the final. It’s a lot easier when it’s in the round of 16 or for a quarter-final but I’m proud of myself for the way I kept my cool at the end.

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