Want to invest in cybersecurity stocks? Here’s what I’d do

first_img Enter Your Email Address Want to invest in cybersecurity stocks? Here’s what I’d do Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! NCC Group (market-cap £450m): a cybersecurity specialist that assesses, develops and manages cyber threats for its clients. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 Computacenter: a provider of IT infrastructure that also helps public and private companies with IT services including cybersecurity.  Avast (market-cap £5.2bn): one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies with over 435m users. Kape Technologies (market-cap £305m): which describes itself as the first truly global privacy and security company, owned by the public. BAE Systems: which generates around 10% of its revenues from cyber and intelligence services. In addition, there’s GB Group (market-cap £1.4bn), an identity management company that offers solutions to help organisations validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. It operates in a related field.Companies with cybersecurity exposureThere are also a number of UK companies that offer cybersecurity services as part of a broader offer. These include: Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images In today’s digital world, cybercrime is one of the biggest threats we face. Described as the “number one problem with mankind” by Warren Buffett, it’s a huge problem for governments, businesses, and individuals alike. The statistics are nothing short of alarming. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world $6trn by 2021 – more than the global trade of all illegal drugs combined. For investors in cybersecurity stocks, there could be a big opportunity here.With cybercrime only likely to increase in the years ahead, cybersecurity companies are well positioned for growth. With that in mind, here’s a look at how UK investors can invest in cybersecurity stocks.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investing in cybersecurity stocksWhen it comes to cybersecurity stocks, the UK stock market isn’t loaded with opportunities. Most of the world’s major players, such as Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Check Point Software Technologies, are listed in the US.However, there are some companies listed in the UK that operate in this high-growth industry I’ve outlined below.UK cybersecurity stocksIn terms of pure-play cybersecurity stocks, the London Stock Exchange has: “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon owns shares in BAE Systems, GB Group, and Softcat. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of NCC. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Softcat. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cybersecurity ETFsI’ll point out that investing in cybersecurity stocks can be a bit tricky. This is because cyber threats are continually evolving. So, it’s hard for companies that operate in the cybersecurity industry to construct sustainable competitive advantages. This means there can be a high level of stock-specific risk compared to other industries.This is where exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be helpful. Through one ETF, you can potentially get exposure to many different cybersecurity stocks, reducing your stock-specific risk.There are a number of related ETFs available to UK investors today but the main one is the Legal & General UCITS Cyber Security ETF.It provides broad exposure to cybersecurity stocks listed all over the world. This ETF, which has performed well in recent years (three-year return of about 70%), has exposure to most of the big cybersecurity players including CrowdStrike, Fortinet, and Avast.If I was looking to invest in cybersecurity stocks today, I’d go with this ETF to get broad exposure to the industry. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Softcat: a technology specialist that helps public and private companies with IT services including cybersecurity. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Stack House / Lane Williams Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Stack House / Lane Williams ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStack House / Lane Williams Architects Year:  “COPY” 2017 Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Geolam, James Hardie, western red cedar, Marlin, WAC Lighting Engineering:Evergreen Design CoDesign Team:Lane Williams, Marlo BrownCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Will AustinRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Located on a steeply sloping site in a dense urban neighborhood, Stack House was conceived as a series of offset, cantilevering volumes, with each level distinguished by contrasting materials. Save this picture!© Will AustinThe concrete and stucco base contains a garage and accessory dwelling unit. The main floor has the guest entry, main living/dining/kitchen, den, and powder room, and is clad with cedar siding. Save this picture!© Will AustinSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Will AustinThe master suite and two additional bedrooms and shared bath, plus laundry room, occupy the third level, which is clad with fiber-cement siding panels. A roof deck is accessible via an exterior steel stair, sharing space with photovoltaic solar panels.  Exterior decks are accessible from three sides of the main level. Save this picture!© Will AustinSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Will AustinInternally, a central spine of board-formed concrete rises three levels, adjacent to a steel plate stair with glue-laminated fir treads.  Interior finishes and details are sleek and made from durable materials.Save this picture!© Will AustinProject gallerySee allShow lessBreathe Offices / Breathe ArchitectureSelected ProjectsPMC House / Jaime Sepulcre BernadSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917104/stack-house-lane-williams-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Seattle, United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLane Williams ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “Stack House / Lane Williams Architects” 21 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Stack House / Lane Williams Architects Area:  3596 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Shapiro Ryan Design United States Architects: Lane Williams Architects Area Area of this architecture project Landscape: Photographs:  Will Austin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Will Austin+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917104/stack-house-lane-williams-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Security alert ongoing in Strabane

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police are this evening dealing with an ongoing security alert in the Townsend Street area of Strabane.It is believed a suspect device was discovered at a property during searches in the area this afternoon with army technical officers currently at the scene.The incident follows the arrest of a 43 year old man in connection with ongoing investigations into suspected dissident republican activity.The man has since been brought to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where he is helping police with enquiries.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly has spoken out, condemning the actions of those involved:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/kelly5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Security alert ongoing in Strabane Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img By News Highland – December 5, 2017 Previous articleStatus yellow wind warning issued for DonegalNext article2018 Dr McKenna Cup fixtures released News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Bowdens happy to lead hometown’s Independence parade

first_img So I don’t ride on the float. I ride in the truck with my son-in-law who drives the float.”The dutiful wife, Bowden, said that it is her husband (a veteran, city council member and community servant) who being honored on Saturday but Dixie Shehane, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association, said otherwise.“Each year, we select a veteran who is active in our community, as the Grand Marshal,” Shehane said. “Lawrence Bowen is certainly deserving on the honor but so is Sara because ‘behind every great man, there stands a woman’ and she has certainly stood behind him. Any time a man is in the military, his wife has to make great sacrifices and, we all know, what an encourager and supporter Sara has been to her husband. And, too, she such a big part of the Brundidge community, as retired teacher, a faithful member of her church, a charter member of the Brundidge Historical Society and as a lead performer at the We Piddle Around Theater.”Lawrence Bowden said he and his wife are honored to be the Grand Marshals of the 2011 Independence Day Parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday along Main Street in Brundidge. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Lawrence and Sara Bowden will be honored Saturday as the Grand Marshals of the Independence Day Parade in Brundidge.However, riding in the Independence Day Parade in their hometown is a family tradition for the Bowden family.Just how many years they have paraded down Main Street waving American flags in celebration of the county’s independence, they aren’t quite sure. You Might Like Troy BOE drafting contract for Hicks Troy City School board members were working on Thursday to prepare a contract proposal for Lee Hicks. Hicks was selected… read more Bowdens happy to lead hometown’s Independence parade Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 23, 2011 Skip “We first started participating in the parade with the Republican Party when it wasn’t all that active in Pike County,” Bowden said. “Then, about 12 years ago, we started participating as a family whose history in Pike County goes back to 1824 when my great, five greats, granddaddy came here from North Carolina.”Each year, the Bowden family gathers at the home of the family patriarch and matriarch on Friday afternoon to decorate the float for the next day’s parade.Sara Bowden, laughingly said, “You’re not a Bowden unless you are born a Bowden. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content “I don’t know how the BBA makes the selection but this is a real honor for Sara and me,” he said. “It’s very humbling.”The Bowdens will lead the parade and somewhere behind them will be the Bowden float, “Enjoying 180 years of freedom here in Pike County.”Bowden said patriotism has long been a hallmark of his family. His great-great-great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War and, since that time, a member of the Bowden family has fought in every conflict in which the United States has been a player.Bowden served with the Army in Korea and his four brothers also served in the military.“I’ve always been patriotic and I have a deep appreciation for my country and what it does,” he said. “The older I get, I appreciate it more and more because I have a greater understanding of world happenings. I appreciate the willingness of the men and women who pick up and go anywhere in the world to defend freedom.“The American flag can be seen all over the world and, when it’s flying, people know that things will be better because our flag is there.”Bowden said that he loves his country without reservation.“I know that we are not perfect and I don’t defend the things that we do wrong but we are still the greatest country on earth and it’s a great feeling to be an American.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Homicide suspects ‘exploited’ blind spot in California jail to escape, authorities say

first_imgMonterey County Sheriff (MONTEREY, Calif.) — The two homicide suspects who escaped from a California jail over the weekend, were able to “exploit” a “blind spot” in the facility, according to authorities.Santos Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, escaped from the Monterey County Jail in Salinas, a city about 60 miles south of San Jose, in the early morning hours on Sunday but were not reported missing until about 8:15 a.m., Capt. John Thornburg, public information officer for the Monterey Sheriff’s Office, told reporters during a press conference Monday.Fonseca and Salazar were able to create a hole about 22 inches wide in the ceiling above a bathroom in their housing unit, which enabled them to climb in and work their way through, Thornburg said.On the other side of the bathroom wall, which is a space that houses pipes for plumbing, they kicked in a hatch that led to the outside. Since the jail is under construction, the outdoor area was covered in construction fencing, rather than security fencing with barbed wire, and the two were able to leave the jail’s grounds, Thornburg said.The vulnerability is unique to the unit that the pair was being housed in, and maintenance crews are currently addressing how to fix it, Thornburg said.The jail experienced another escape about five years ago, but in that case, the inmate climbed through a ventilation duct in a different housing unit, Thornburg said.Authorities are investigating how long they were planning their escape. When asked whether they had help on the inside by employees, Thornburg replied, “absolutely not.”Fonseca and Salazar were both arrested by the Salinas Police Department for homicide and other violent crimes, Thornburg said.Fonseca was booked on June 7, 2018, for charges of murder and attempted robbery on a $2.25 million bond, according to court records. He allegedly shot and killed two people earlier that month, The Californian reported.Salazar was arrested on July 7, 2018 for a murder that was committed in October 2017, according to the Salinas Police Department. He and an unnamed minor were charged with killing a man and attempting to murder his girlfriend after Salazar allegedly fired into the couple’s car with their 18-month-old child inside, The Californian reported. The child was not injured in the shooting.Other charges Salazar was being held on include vehicle theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, violation of probation and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to court records.They were both born in Salinas and are affiliated with gangs, although it appears that they are affiliated with opposing gangs and did not have a connection prior to being jailed in the same unit, said Thornburg.Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating them, but warned not to approach the suspects, who are considered to be armed and dangerous. They are currently wearing jail-issued clothing, he added.A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the inmates’ arrest. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Storms causing travel headaches on both coasts ahead of Christmas

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Storms on both coasts are bringing trouble to holiday travelers to start out the week. One storm is causing flooding and gusty winds for the Southeast while the other has brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains. The storm in the Southeast is bringing heavy rain from southern Florida all the way to the Carolinas on Monday morning. Flooding has been reported in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the airport briefly had to close down, and parts of the region got more than 8 inches of rain in the six hours after midnight.The storm will slowly move through the Carolinas by Monday evening with drier conditions expected for Florida. Up to 5 inches of rain is possible in South Carolina through the next 24 hours. West Coast stormThe western storm is bringing very heavy rain to Southern California on Monday morning, including Los Angeles and San Diego, with some flooding possible. In the mountains of Southern California some areas could see up to a foot of snow. In the L.A. area and San Diego, as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible.Heavy rain will also spread into Arizona later on Monday and into the nighttime hours, with some areas seeing up to 1 inch of rainfall. Snow will spread into the southern Rockies from Utah to Colorado, where some areas could see more than a foot in the next 36 hours.Christmas thawOutside of the two travel trouble spots in the Southwest and Southeast, it will be a very mild, spring-like Christmas for most of the eastern U.S. Temperatures will reach the 50s close to Chicago and the 40s into the Great Lakes and the Northeast.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ghislaine Maxwell again denied bail

first_imgiStockBy: JAMES HILL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A $28 million proposed bail package and letters of support from more than a dozen relatives and friends failed to persuade a federal judge to release Ghislaine Maxwell from custody in advance of her criminal trial next year.U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, in a brief order Monday, denied Maxwell’s second attempt at pretrial release, concluding that none of the new information altered the court’s previous determination that Maxwell, an alleged co-conspirator of deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, posed a flight risk if granted bail.“[T]he Court again concludes that no conditions of release can reasonably assure [Maxwell’s] appearance at future proceedings,” Nathan wrote.Maxwell’s legal team spent months preparing what they billed as a “comprehensive bail package” containing “substantial information” that was not available to present to the court at Maxwell’s initial detention hearing in July. Several friends and family, whose names were redacted from the public court filings, had pledged assets and offered to co-sign the bond.The renewed bail application also revealed for the first time that Maxwell, 59, has been married since 2016. Her husband wrote in a letter to the court that he had “never witnessed anything close to inappropriate with Ghislaine; quite to the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person.”But prosecutors continued to oppose Maxwell’s release, arguing that she remained an “extreme flight risk” because of her foreign ties, her alleged “lack of candor” with the court and her “willingness and sophisticated ability to live in hiding,” according to court documents.The government balked at the notion that her marriage would keep her from fleeing the country and faulted Maxwell for an “apparent willingness to deceive” the court initially about her spouse and assets after her arrest.Maxwell’s lawyers claimed prosecutors had effectively ignored her new arguments and were holding her to an “impossible standard” because of the government’s acknowledged failures in connection with Epstein’s death while in federal custody last year.“With regard to any other defendant, this record would readily support release on strict bail conditions, perhaps even on consent. But this is Ghislaine Maxwell, the apparent substitute for Jeffrey Epstein,” wrote Maxwell attorney Mark S. Cohen in a court filing earlier this month.Judge Nathan has temporarily sealed the analysis and explanation for her decision until her order is reviewed by Maxwell’s lawyers and prosecutors for “potentially confidential information” that should be redacted before the document is made public.Maxwell, the youngest daughter of the late British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, has been held in a federal detention center in Brooklyn, New York, since early July. She pleaded not guilty to a six-count indictment alleging that she conspired with Epstein in a multi-state sex trafficking scheme involving three unnamed minor victims between 1994 and 1997.Prosecutors contend Maxwell not only “befriended” and later “enticed and groomed multiple minor girls to engage in sex acts with Epstein, through a variety of means and methods,” but was also, at times, “present for and involved” in the abuse herself. She also faces two perjury charges for alleged false statements she made in 2016 during depositions in a civil lawsuit against her.Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for July 2021.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Letting agent apologises after mistakenly trying to charge tenant illegal fees

first_imgHome » News » Letting agent apologises after mistakenly trying to charge tenant illegal fees previous nextRegulation & LawLetting agent apologises after mistakenly trying to charge tenant illegal feesCautionary tale shows how careful agents must now be when issuing documents to ensure old charges aren’t included in tenancy agreements.Nigel Lewis6th August 20190941 Views A letting agent in Liverpool has been investigated by the BBC after trying to charge a tenant illegal fees.Graduate Lewis Ridley, 23, who had recently finished his degree at the city’s John Moores University, applied to move into a one-bedroom flat within the city’s Baltic Triangle area (pictured, above) after securing his first job.But he was then asked for £180 as a combined administration and referencing check fee.He was also told by the letting agent involved that he would be charged a £70 fee to renew his tenancy contract in 12 months’ time and £25 to be sent a letter if he paid his rent late and had to be chased.Ridley (pictured, below) put details of the fees on Twitter calling them ‘sickening’ and pondering how people on low wages afford them.But the media studies gradiate, despite his advanced level of education, was unaware of the tenant fees ban.“Usually I’m quite plugged into stuff but the news about tenancy fees and 1 June just passed me by,” he told the BBC.After being informed on Twitter that the fees were illegal he alerted his letting agent, who then apologised.The company subsequently sent him a letter saying: “Thank you for bringing this to my attention; I am fully aware of the tenant fee ban instated [sic] on the 1st June.“We have altered all our adverts and materials to coincide with this but our template tenancy agreement must have been overlooked. I will get this amended and resend to yourself this afternoon.”Liverpool letting agent tenant fees ban August 6, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE that we have just confirmed that Ben Trockman is poised to announce that he will be a candidate for the 1st Ward City Council seat?  …we are told that Ben will run as a Democrat in the Republican 1st Ward? …if Ben is elected as the 1st Ward City Councilman he shall be the first Democrat to win this seat since Paul Hatfield did 52 years ago?IS IT TRUE we were just informed that 5th Ward City Councilman, Justin Elpers (R) will be having a Democratic opponent in the upcoming City Council election? …we’ve been told that his opponent is extremely well known in the 5th Ward and that she will be well funded?IS IT TRUE LT. GOVERNOR SUSAN CROUCH is doing an incredible job? …she works day and night for the betterment of the citizens of this great state?  …that Lt Governor Crouch is respected by members from both sides of the political aisle? …that our crystal ball predicts that one day she may have the title of Governor of The State of Indiana?IS IT TRUE that last week we posted a comment stating that “FUNK IN THE CITY” raised over $200,000 to support charitable activities in the Center City and the Hayne’s Corner areas over last 10 years?  …we forgot to say this organization may have been under the direct control of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau for the last 9 out of the 10 years? …we been told that “FUNK IN THE CITY” now have their own Board of Directors and are currently applying for non-profit status with the IRS? …we are hearing that the “FUNK IN THE CITY” Board of Directors are hoping that CVB kept detailed accounting records of the money raised by this group and how they used this money for charitable activities during the last 9 out of 10 years?IS IT TRUE back in 2017 we reported that the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation was the proud owner of a far Northside golf course?…it was alleged EVSC purchased this golf course on the far Northside for the handsome sum of $3.5 million dollars? …in 2017 we also stated that golf was a declining sport and we consider this to be a questionable venture? …early this year the family that sold this golf course to the EVSC announced that are now selling this property to any interested developer?  …we wonder what happened to this $3.5 million dollars deal between the golf course property owners and EVSC? …we wonder if the Supt. of the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Schools or members of the EVSC Board would spend their personal money the same way they spend our tax dollars on questionable projects?  …we bet you know the answer to this question?IS IT TRUE that our good friend Marty Friend is having some serious health challenges?  …over the last six (6) month she has been in and out of hospitals? …we ask that you join up in praying for Marty’s quick recovery? …we also give praise to her loving husband, John for being with her every step of the way during this most difficult time?IS IT TRUE several years ago the Evansville DMD purchased the Knotty Pine Restaurant on North Main street and demolished it for a paved public parking lot?  …that today this property is nothing more than a corner vacant lot full of weeds? …we wonder if the Executive Director of the Evansville DMD or the members of the ERC Board of Directors would spend their personal money the same way they spend our tax dollars on questionable projects?  …we bet you know the answer to this question?IS IT TRUE we are told that the lawmakers of the State of Indiana are trying to set the stage that all of the state agencies will be getting more casino tax dollars if “Sport Books” gaming is approved?…we remember back when casino gambling was first approved the politicians proclaimed that it was going to be the “manna from heaven” that will have a major impact in the funding of public education? …later on our elected officials declared that those gaming dollars could be redirected to help pay for new infrastructure projects?…here we are more than 20 plus years later our city officials are now borrowing $25 million against future “casino gaming tax money” to pay for projects that will not impact the economy any more than Weinzapfel’s folly Ford Center did?IS IT TRUE that ECHO Housing Corp has just completed a housing project for the homeless located at 101 North Garvin Street in Evansville, Indiana? …this old office-warehouse building was converted into a 27 one bedroom apartments for the homeless at an eye-popping price of $6.1 Million dollars?…this project works out to $225,000 per one bedroom apartment?…unless these apartments are going to rent for $1,750 per month the taxpayers of the United States, Indiana, and Evansville are getting hosed in a big way?…given that such apartments will likely be in the Section 8 pool of properties the rent for a one bedroom apartment will not exceed about $550 month? …we wonder how the homeless, unemployed and economically disadvantaged are going to pay their rent and utilities once they move into these very nice one bedroom apartments? …we wonder how many two bedrooms Habitat type homes that ECHO Housing Corp. could have built with this $6 million dollars State grant earmarked for providing housing for the homeless and economically disadvantaged?IS IT TRUE that CCO contributing author Joe Wallace and his wife Karen were recently seen having dinner with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice? …Wallace and Rice first met at Stanford University back in the 80s when they were both young energetic whippersnappers and should have much to talk about what they were both up to their eyeballs in?…perhaps the most activist thing that happened on campus back then was the establishment of a ragtag group called Mandella Free University that was demanding that Stanford divest it’s holding of all things tied to South Africa until Nelson Mandella was set free from the Robbin Island prison?…that worked like a charm as divestment drove justice without firing a shot, setting a fire, or breaking any windows?… Did mandella go on to become president of South Africa and lead his country elegantly through troubled times of change?IS IT TRUE that CCO contributing author Joe Wallace has been writing an extremely exciting book during the last several years?  …we were sent a for-your-eyes-only draft copy of his book and must say his reference to the City of Evansville was spot on? …we predict that Mr. Wallaces will be well received among those who have a passion of starting an “Angel Fund” and thinking outside the box?IS IT TRUE during the last two years as many as a third to half of the federal agency executive positions have remained vacant, either because they resigned, was never confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, or we’re never nominated to begin with? …according to the nonprofit group Partnership for Public Service who has been keeping tabs on key executive branch nominations that require Senate confirmation — including Cabinet secretaries, deputy and assistant secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsels, and agency heads for many years?  …this group reports that they are currently tracking roughly 700 vacant executive branch positions and only 433 have been confirmed?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you think that the Republicans will take control of the Evansville City Council in 2019?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. 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Local Eagle Scout Launches Computer Classes for Vets

first_imgMichael Doliszny is in student and Boy Scout mode in this photo collage. (Photos courtesy of Doliszny family) By Tim KellyThe proliferation of new technology has helped make many tasks easier for many people. However, some folks have a more difficult adjustment than others to the digital age. Michael Doliszny, an Ocean City Eagle Scout, wants to make life with computers easier for our veterans, particularly older ones.“It’s a real problem for many vets,” Michael said in a recent interview. “Job applications, filing for veterans’ benefits and many other instances occur in which veterans must go online. Digital technology can be a great thing, if it’s used right. My goal is to help veterans feel more comfortable using computers, which in turn makes them more self-sufficient.”To that end, Michael is in the process of launching a free technology course for veterans. The first class takes place on Saturday at the Atlantic Cape Community College computer lab at the campus in Cape May Court House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.Michael’s veterans’ program is a spinoff of his original Eagle Scout service project. He developed a smartphone app that locates electric car charging stations throughout Cape May County. Last January, the Cape May County Freeholder Board unanimously supported the project.Any money raised through the app was to be donated to local veterans’ organizations. In facilitating the donation, Michael interacted with the freeholders and veterans, and became aware of the need for many vets to become more computer-literate. “By improving veterans’ computer skills, we are able to improve their quality of life,” Michael said. “That’s something I wanted to address because our vets have given so much to our community, and I wanted to do more to give something back.”Michael Doliszny and Freeholder Marie Hayes are joined by representatives of local veterans’ organizations.Michael, an 18-year-old senior at St. Augustine Prep, recently spoke before a group of more than 100 veterans to explain his idea, and he was warmly received. He also raised nearly $19,000 in donations and pledges to help sustain the course in the future.“This young man has given of his time, effort and computer skills, all for the betterment of our veterans,” Freeholder Marie Hayes said. “The freeholders support Michael wholeheartedly and we hope our community does the same.” Michael raised the funds from local individuals, organizations and businesses over the last six weeks. The money will pay for a total of 52 courses to help approximately 375 veterans, he said. Congressman Jeff Van Drew also has pledged to support Michael’s initiative.The program is in collaboration with the Citizens/Veterans Advisory Council of Cape May County (CVAC), ACCC, the freeholders and local veterans groups.Michael feels computer literacy for veterans is a concept whose time has come.   “Computer literacy can make veterans more employable, more independent, and simply make their lives less stressful and more enjoyable,” he said. “Our vets have experience and skills to offer employers and the community. Sometimes it is lost or underutilized because the veteran might not have the required basic tech skills. That’s the idea behind the course.”Congressman Jeff Van Drew is one of the elected officials who have supported Michael Doliszny’s project to help area veterans with computer literacy.ACCC donated the use of its computer labs to host the course, and one of its computer science faculty members worked with Michael to develop the curriculum.The first class is full, Michael’s mom Kristina Doliszny said, with the next one scheduled for March 30 at the Free Public Library of Ocean City. Other classes will take place at the Wildwood Public Library and other locations to be announced. Call Nelson Gonzalez at CVAC to secure a spot in the next available class at (609) 413-1451. Each class is limited to 22 students and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.“Technology doesn’t have to be something that gets in the way. It should be something that is helpful,” Michael said.Click on link for program flyer:https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Vet-Computer-Skills-Flyer-updated.pdflast_img read more