ELEC: In final Hoboken filing, DeFusco leads the way with $142k…

first_img This just in! A Bhalla flyer states that Zimmer trusts Bhalla and only Bhalla. ELEC: In final Hoboken filing, DeFusco leads the way with $142k on hand In the final campaign expense reports filed prior to the November 7th elections, Hoboken 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco leads the field of six mayoral hopeful with nearly $142,000 on hand. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewIn three separate reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission: Mike DeFusco for Hoboken Mayor, Team DeFusco for Hoboken and Michael Flett for Hoboken City Council, DeFusco reports $132,631 raised since the second quarter.That would bring his overall fundraising total to $338,057, as of October 9th, with $141,816 on hand.Notable donors include the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Non-Partisan Political Education Committee, who contributed $1,500 on August 11th, and Hoboken PBA Local No.  2 donating $500 on September 19th, according to the DeFusco for Mayor report filed on October 13th.Additionally, UA Pipefitters Local, Local Union No. 164 IBEW and UA Plumbers Local 24 donated $900, $600, and $300, respectively to the DeFusco campaign.This should come as no surprise, given that seven prominent Hudson County trade unions endorsed DeFusco last month.Along the same lines, Local Union No. 464 Cope Account donated $24,600 to Team DeFusco on September 8th, with the NJ Association of Pipetrades PAC Account chipping in $10,000 on September 11th, according to the slate’s October 13th filing.The NRCC Non-Partisan Political Education Committee also wrote a $1,500 check for the DeFusco team on August 11th.Additionally, Michael Flett, one of DeFusco’s running mates, as well as his wife Michelle, each gave the team $7,800 on September 18th.Michael Flett also has a separate account for a council run, which has $19,188.22 in it after he loaned himself $20,000 on June 28th.Not too far behind DeFusco is Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla, who reports raising $284,696 as of October 9th, bringing in $132,837 since the second quarter.However, Bhalla has been spending camapign cash nearly as fast as he’s bringing it in, with just $21,517 on hand.The bulk of Bhalla’s contributions came from the Sikh community across the country, ranging from Hoboken to Southlake, Texas.One donation of note is a $1,000 check from the Lester E. Taylor for Mayor of East Orange account on September 7th, according to Bhalla’s October 10th ELEC filing.Like Bhalla, Taylor works at the high-powered law firm Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader.Council President Jen Giattino, who has not previously filed an ELEC report since she filed less than five months prior to the due date of the 29-day report, raised $136,201 and has $59,833 on hand.Based on the Jen Giattino for Mayor report October 11th filing, Giattino received $1,000 each from council colleagues Tiffanie Fisher and Peter Cunningham, who have both endorsed her candidacy, on June 27th and July 17th, respectively.Furthermore, former City Councilman Michael Lenz pitched in $1,000 on June 27th, while North Hudson Sewerage Authority Commissioner Kurt Gardiner chipped in $500 on July 17th.Contributing to the Team Giattino fund was Enterprise Association Steamfitters L.U. No. 638 PAC, who gave $2,000 on August 27th, Hoboken PBA Local No. 2 chipped in $500 on September 18th, while council candidates Jim Aibel and Jason Ellis threw in $1,600 and $1,500, respectively.Also spotted on the October 12th filing is Todd Christie, Gov. Chris Christie’s brother, who gave $2,000 – one $1,000 contribution on October 6th and another $1,000 contribution that was undated.Lenz also added another $500 to the cause on October 6th.Additionally, Giattino dumped the majority of the money in her mayoral account, $22,000, into the team account on September 8th.Despite already facing an ELEC complaint from perennial political opponent Pat Waiters, Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) is still yet to file an individual ELEC report.His team report, filed on October 13th, reports just $7,400 raised, with only $2,046.66 on hand.Those numbers are puzzling, given that Romano has done at least three mailers, a TV commercial and other advertisements, a fact that was not lost on DeFusco, who has punched at Romano early and often in this campaign.“This latest example of Anthony Romano ignoring campaign finance law and denying Hoboken voters the right to see who is funding his campaigns is simply outrageous and should be disqualifying for his candidacy,” DeFusco said in a statement.“Without this vital information, Hoboken voters have no idea what special interests are funding Romano’s campaigns for Mayor and Freeholder, how he’s spending money and what activities his campaigns have done.”DeFusco added that Romano failing to file shows “a total disregard for transparency and open government,” a tone he has taken with his opponent before.“We do everything according to ELEC laws and we will continue to focus our campaign on issues and policies that are important to the residents/voters of Hoboken, not on individuals from the Defusco campaign,” said Romano campaign manager Pablo Fonseca, who declined to comment further.Finally, business owner Karen Nason reports raising $11,842 to date, with $2,300 coming since the second quarter. She now has $1,226 on hand, according to her October11th filing.Nason and Giattino are the only registered Republicans seeking the mayor’s seat in the Mile Square City.Activist Ronald Bautista did not file a 29-day report with NJ ELEC, according to their website. ElectionsHoboken MTB TAGS2017 hoboken mayoral raceanthony romanojen giattinokaren nasonmike defusconj elecravi bhalla SHARE Facebook Twitter An important exercise for informed voters is to map large donations ($1000) or more to contracts awarded by City Council. Pazzo Cavallo October 17, 2017 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront Bayonne October 17, 2017 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm 6 COMMENTS Bayonne Community By John Heinis – October 17, 2017 4:59 pm 6 So Ravi is the NJ pay-to-play king with an easy quarter million blown; DeFusco is the pay-to-play king of violations and who knows how many VBMs are being cooked up in the stinkin’ poop factory on Jefferson and Romano just ignores the campaign law altogether. Gee, no wonder Jen Giattino is the most trusted. Heard her fundraising is unlike all her main competitors. It’s almost all from Hoboken residents. She’s the people’s champion.Vote for Jen Giattino & Team Giattino on Election Day! October 17, 2017 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm Mike Stern October 17, 2017 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm Mike Stern???? What is Roman’s obsession with using Jewish-sounding names?It’s freaking creepy. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR $1000 worth of support Horse Stern MTB Previous articleReport: Stack buses 325 campaign workers to aid Sweeney in LD-3Next articleFisher files complaint against DeFusco alleging Hoboken pay-to-play violations John Heinis CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network October 17, 2017 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm Don’t burn yourself on a Tiki torch October 17, 2017 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm ok roman. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Men’s soccer keep winning, unbeaten in Ivies

first_imgAfter opening the season at No. 20, Harvard soccer (7-3; 3-0 Ivy League) is back in the rankings at No. 22, coming off big road wins against No. 24 Brown (8-3-1; 2-1-0) and Holy Cross (6-3-3). Harvard, which defeated Brown 4-1 and Holy Cross 3-0, is the last undefeated team in Ivy play this year. After three conference games, Harvard has scored seven times, conceding only one goal.Co-captain midfielder Michael Fucito ‘09 and freshman goalkeeper Austin Harms were announced Monday (Oct. 20) as Ivy Player of the Week and Ivy Rookie of the Week, respectively.Fucito has three goals and an assist in his last three games and leads the Ivy League in both points and goals, and is second in game-winning goals. Last week, he was also announced as one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer, which is given to one student-athlete every year based on athletic performance, academic excellence, character, and community involvement (CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School). Nationwide voting for the award will be open until Nov. 17, and the winner will be announced during the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship in Frisco, Texas (Dec. 12-14).Harms, whose Rookie of the Week honor is his second in three weeks, has started every game since his shutout against Yale in his first career start (Oct. 4) and already leads the Ivy League in goals against average and save percentage. He is also fourth in saves per game and fifth in shutouts with three, despite playing in only five games.The Crimson return to Ivy competition when they face Princeton on the road Saturday (Oct. 25).last_img read more

Property’s top 10 risks

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Dalton Myers | Safeguarding our children in sports

first_imgNovember 20, 2019 was universally acknowledged as World Children’s Day. On that date in 1989, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). As a signatory to the convention, Jamaica has committed to safeguarding the rights of children. On November 19, 2019, children were allowed to address our Parliament on a historic occasion. Through their words, we were made to listen to accounts of the level of violence and abuse our children face daily.For a lot of us, those stories sounded familiar as we have heard similar things before, even in our very own communities, homes, schools, churches. Sport, incidentally, is one of the common spaces where abuse of children occurs worldwide. RJRGLEANER Communications Group sports journalist Karen Madden, in her op-ed Turning The Spotlight On Coaches – Rising Concern Over Sexual And Physical Abuse Of Athletes highlighted some of the issues faced by children who play sport. Before that, Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison delivered a keynote presentation entitled “Investing Now; Safeguarding our Future” at the Jamaica Olympic Association’s Sport for Breakfast series. Gordon Harrison highlighted some of the many abuses that children who play sport face, and even some of the issues in getting information to protect these children.This month is a time for us to not just reflect on what our children are going through, but also recognise that sport can be a big enabler of child abuse. Each of us has a role to play. It is believed that one in four girls in Jamaica have been exposed to sexual abuse; while in Europe, about one in five children are victims of some form of sexual violence. The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Channel Stop Child Sexual Abuse in Sport argues that “between 70 and 85 per cent of children know their abuser.” The vast majority of children are victims of people they ‘trust,’ which is similar to our local statistics. Additionally, about a third of abused children will never tell anyone. So sport is a huge gateway for abuse of children. This abuse can include, but is not limited to rape, pornography, sexual harassment, sexual touching, grooming, exploitation, online bullying, and so on. A big reason children abuse can be rampant in sport is because there is a high tolerance and acceptance of pain and injury. Children are pushed beyond their limits and told that it is a part of being successful. Many parents support this notion too and allow coaches and managers to continue the physical and emotional abuse. Children in sport are encouraged to trust their coaches and sometimes find it difficult to distinguish that trust or support from sexual touching or grooming. The athlete is forced to listen to and obey given commands and is invariably afraid that he or she will not be taken seriously if he or she complains.There is also the aspect of cover-ups in sports where often times it is argued that the various institutions are aware, but afraid of scandals; so they too do nothing to stop the abuse. Children then start to accept it or go in state of depression.It is not all doom and gloom. However, I am suggesting that abuse of children in sports is probably more widespread in Jamaica than we want to accept. We all have a role to play in safeguarding children in our respective lives. This week, we also celebrated International Men’s Day. It is also a time for us men to reflect on our role in protecting our children and call out any form of abuse that we may witness or be aware of. In the words of 10-year-old Keino King in the Jamaica Parliament “So I ask you, what are you doing to help break the cycle?” Dalton Myers is a sports consultant and host of The Drive Phase Podcast. Send feedback to [email protected] or tweet @daltonsmyers Eight measures by the International Safeguard for Children in Sports group which could be used locally:• Developing safeguard policies for children in sport • Creating procedures for responding to any safeguarding concerns that may arise • Providing facilities for advice and support of children • Minimising any form of risks to children • Creating guidelines for behaviour for coaches, administrators, athletes, et cetera • Recruiting persons in sports should also include training programmes aimed at safeguarding children in sport from abuse• Working with partners both locally and overseas to tackle issues of child abuse and protecting children in sport• Monitoring and evaluating of any safeguarding tool along with self-evaluation to see if these measures are working.last_img read more

YouTube TV offers apologies, free week of service after World Cup outage

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN BRUNO, Ca) — YouTube TV is apologizing for Wednesday’s internet-streaming outage during the World Cup semifinal match between England and Croatia, and is now offering a free week of service to subscribers, according to an email obtained by Deadline. “We’re really sorry for the recent YouTube TV outage during the FIFA World Cup Semifinal,” Thursday’s email reads. “To help make this right, we’d like to offer you a week of free service. You’ll receive another email soon, confirming your account has been credited.”The outage Wednesday afternoon lasted just over an hour, but YouTube TV told subscribers that they can now access the game in its entirety in their “Library” tab.The free week of service credit amounts to $10 under the $40 per month subscription. During the outage, YouTube TV tweeted an initial apology, telling subscribers they “understand your frustration.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Napoli step up pursuit of Arsenal and Liverpool attacking target

first_imgNapoli have stepped up their pursuit of Arsenal and Liverpool target Jese.Both Premier League clubs have been monitoring the forward’s situation at Real Madrid, where he remains on the periphery of the first team.Although he publicly insists that he is happy at the club, despite a lack of regular first-team football, some reports have suggested that he may be open to leaving Madrid in January.And, according to AS, Napoli have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to land him after they had him scouted yet again when he faced PSG in the Champions League this week.The 22-year-old, who has started just four La Liga games this term, was hooked after 63 minutes but Napoli scouts were still said to be impressed.And it has been reported that manager Maurizio Sarri has now made signing Jese his transfer window priority, despite the interest in him from England. 1 Jese Rodriguez last_img read more

Datebook 11/20

first_imgTODAY Department of Water & Power’s 11th annual Holiday Light Festival Bike Night, a special preview night for bicyclists, 6-8 p.m., Griffith Park. Tricycles and non-electric scooters are allowed; cars and motorized two-wheeled vehicles are banned. Call (323) 913-4688. Calabasas Public Safety Commission will meet, 6:30 p.m., Calabasas City Hall Chambers, 26135 Mureau Road. Call (818) 878-4225. Reseda Neighborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way. Call (818) 419-2513. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Let It Snow! musical fountain show daily through Jan. 1, 7 and 8 p.m., The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Free. Call (323) 900-8080. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Be the Spark

first_imgLast month, we celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA. Somehow, the fourth Thursday in November reminds us to pause and reflect on the goodness and gifts we have in our lives.On the lone Wednesday before that simple Thursday, we had some time to share thoughts with HR professionals about the place for gratitude at work. Within #Nextchat, we explored how to cultivate and celebrate a culture of appreciation at work.Many ideas and traditions were shared. A common theme was a sincere thank you and an appreciation and acknowledgment of good work. Gifts need not to be attached. Some of the most memorable thank you’s have been kept. The most treasured were penned on a note card and have reserved real estate in a drawer with other memories. Here is the link to SHRM’s #Nextchat.It just takes a spark.At times our own light goes out andis rekindled by a spark from another person.Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitudeof those who have lighted the flame within us.–Albert SchweitzerContinue to be the spark…last_img read more

From Hacking to Ransomware: Top Security Concerns for Health IT

first_imgCybersecurity is a major concern for health and life sciences organizations globally. While compliance is important, with the cost of a data breach now at $355 (USD from Ponemon 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis) per patient record, and ransomware infections causing severe disruption of healthcare, avoiding breaches and ransomware are now top priorities. Exacerbating this, many breaches go undetected for months or even years, resulting in much greater business impacts.The threat landscape is also constantly changing. In 2015 cybercrime hacking was top of mind, while in 2016 ransomware has vaulted from a previously obscure type of attack to a mainstream issue, threatening to disrupt health and life sciences organizations globally by denying access to patient records. Compounding this challenge, attacks are getting more sophisticated, and the IT of healthcare organizations is growing rapidly in both diversity and number of devices, especially with BYOD, IoT, wearables and related trends. With spear phishing, and accidents or workarounds, healthcare workers increasingly find themselves on the front lines of the cyber security battle, using new “information power tools” to improve patient care under constant time and cost reduction pressure.For effective detection and remediation of sophisticated attacks, modern cyber security must integrate with other cyber security safeguards and handle terabytes of diverse data, both structured and unstructured, and go beyond signature based detection and simple correlation to enable near real-time detection of even small changes in system or user behavior using advanced behavioral analytics. To support rapid investigation of alerts and remediation of issues it must also enable Security Analysts to interactively search, query, and visualize information.Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub (EDH), powered by Apache Hadoop, and running on Intel, enables rapid detection and remediation of breaches. EDH uses behavioral analytics on terabytes of data, also including unstructured data, to enable the detection of sophisticated attacks and breaches in hours, and typically reducing false positives by more than an order of magnitude. For more information about Cloudera EDH for Cybersecurity, powered by Apache Hadoop, running on Intel see Three Reasons to Modernize Your Cybersecurity Architecture and Cloudera and Intel Solutions. Join Intel and Cloudera at the Summit of the Southeast 2016, September 13th – 15th in Nashville, TN.last_img read more

Candreva: ‘Inter enthusiastic’

first_imgAntonio Candreva hailed Inter “enthusiasm” and concentration after they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League. Lautaro Martinez scored a goal, and saw a penalty saved, before Candreva’s last-minute counter-attack against a side that was yet to concede in the tournament this season. “We feel the right enthusiasm, the desire to improve ourselves and battle together for the team,” Candreva told Sky Sport Italia. “We must continue like this, as we’re on the right track. The main problem in the other two Champions League games was that we didn’t finish our chances, but we did very well today. “Now we can celebrate this victory until midnight, then start to prepare for the next game this weekend. It’s tiring, but we get over it with enthusiasm and hunger. “The most important thing is to keep focused throughout, never let the concentration levels drop, because that is when we run into trouble. We know that qualification is wide open.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more