Chairwoman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:40:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://priscillasfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Chairwoman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ 32 32 Hong Kong watchdog shocked no shellfish in lobster meatballs https://priscillasfriends.org/hong-kong-watchdog-shocked-no-shellfish-in-lobster-meatballs/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:36:12 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/hong-kong-watchdog-shocked-no-shellfish-in-lobster-meatballs/ Published on: 01/17/2022 – 12:36 Hong Kong (AFP) – It may look like lobster and taste like lobster, but Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog is warning hungry hot pot fanatics that the shellfish-flavored meatballs don’t, in fact, come from under the sea. . Meatballs are ubiquitous in food-obsessed Hong Kong – offered on skewers by food […]]]>

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Hong Kong (AFP) – It may look like lobster and taste like lobster, but Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog is warning hungry hot pot fanatics that the shellfish-flavored meatballs don’t, in fact, come from under the sea. .

Meatballs are ubiquitous in food-obsessed Hong Kong – offered on skewers by food vendors at lunchtime and also a popular menu item at hot pot and barbecue restaurants.

But anyone with a fondness for lobster meatballs might get a little nasty with Monday’s press release from the Consumer Council of Hong Kong, which said it conducted DNA tests on a variety of meatballs for the first time.

“All 10 lobster meatball samples were not detected with shellfish DNA, including one sample that listed lobster in the ingredient list,” he said.

Only two samples tested had indicated that they weren’t made from real lobster, calling their products “lobster flavored meatballs” and “imitation lobster meatballs”.

The shocking discovery still holds some mystery – particularly what exactly the so-called “lobster dumplings” contained, said Nora Tam Fung-yee, chair of the council’s research and testing committee.

“We found other ingredients … which could be other seafood or even meat type ingredients,” she told the South China Morning Post.

“But our testing focused on lobster-related DNA, so we only know that lobster dumplings don’t contain crustacean DNA.”

The Consumer Council also found that out of 20 beef and beef tendon dumplings tested, only seven contained 100% cow DNA – the rest had pork and chicken detected in parts of it.

“(Eight) samples even had a lower proportion of cow DNA compared to pig and chicken DNA,” he said, warning consumers with dietary or religious restrictions to “take extra care “.

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Nicolino Gallo sworn in as Passaic County Commissioner, first Republican in over a decade https://priscillasfriends.org/nicolino-gallo-sworn-in-as-passaic-county-commissioner-first-republican-in-over-a-decade/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/nicolino-gallo-sworn-in-as-passaic-county-commissioner-first-republican-in-over-a-decade/ Nicolino Gallo sworn in as Passaic County Commissioner, first Republican in over a decadeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 6, 2022 Paterson, NJ – Nicolino “Nick” Gallo, longtime Totowa resident and successful self-made businessman, was sworn in this afternoon as the newest member of the Passaic County Board of Commissioners. Gallo becomes the first Republican elected […]]]>

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Paterson, NJ – Nicolino “Nick” Gallo, longtime Totowa resident and successful self-made businessman, was sworn in this afternoon as the newest member of the Passaic County Board of Commissioners. Gallo becomes the first Republican elected to the Board of County Commissioners (formerly known as the Board of Chosen Freeholders) since the GOP won three seats in 2009.

Gallo stood with his wife, three children, mother and other family members as he was sworn in by 2021 GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli at a well-attended event in the Commissioners’ meeting room.

“I want to thank my family, friends, fellow Republicans and everyone who has helped my campaign for your endless support throughout this process,” Gallo said after being sworn in. “I am thrilled at this opportunity to represent all residents of Passaic County in this new capacity.

Among those present were Ciattarelli, Sen. Kristin M. Corrado (R-40); County Commissioners Terry Duffy, Bruce James, Sandi Lazzara and Pat Lepore; County Administrator Anthony DeNova; Mayors John Lane of Hawthorne, Chris Vergano of Wayne and Michele Dale of West Milford; and Passaic County GOP Chair Peter Murphy and Vice Chair Joanie Walsh. Many council members and party officials up and down Passaic County witnessed Gallo being sworn in.

“On behalf of the Passaic County Republican Party, I am honored to welcome Nicolino Gallo as the new county commissioner,” said Chairman Murphy. “Nick brings a fresh perspective to the board as well as an unparalleled work ethic. He will be an excellent commissioner.

Gallo’s three-year tenure will run until the end of 2025.

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Murray Defends Oconee’s Republican Women’s Chair https://priscillasfriends.org/murray-defends-oconees-republican-womens-chair/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:57:32 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/murray-defends-oconees-republican-womens-chair/ By Riley Morningstar The newspaper SENECA — Oconee County Republican Party Vice President Pat Murray defended herself and a constituent in a more than 20-minute speech Thursday after the party’s recent feuds became public knowledge. Murray spoke to nearly 80 people Thursday at an Oconee County Republican Women’s Luncheon at a Seneca restaurant after group […]]]>

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SENECA — Oconee County Republican Party Vice President Pat Murray defended herself and a constituent in a more than 20-minute speech Thursday after the party’s recent feuds became public knowledge.

Murray spoke to nearly 80 people Thursday at an Oconee County Republican Women’s Luncheon at a Seneca restaurant after group president Keri Unsworth asked her to.

Oconee County Republican Party Vice Chair Pat Murray wipes away tears as she speaks at the Oconee County Republican Women’s Luncheon on Thursday, defending herself and a constituent in a lengthy speech .
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At times emotional, Murray addressed several online posts and comments made in The Journal by county party chairman David McMahan and others who criticized her and Unsworth. Just this week, Oconee County Councilman Matthew Durham said the local women’s group “has a RINO problem,” using an acronym for “Republican in name only.”

“I wouldn’t be here to talk to you if – in my opinion – a target hadn’t been put on the backs of the OCRW,” Murray said. “As founding president, I owe it to you to share what happened.

“I am devastated that my character and my integrity are devastated in this county,” she added.

In a Jan. 7 report in The Journal, McMahan said an anonymous caller told him to “watch your back” around Murray after Councilman Glenn Hart said there was an ongoing insurgency for the kick out of the seat. State party rules show that McMahan cannot be removed from office. Murray said she was “sick to the core” over the allegations.

Murray reiterated that the women’s group that hosts luncheons, hosts speakers and organizes community charity drives is separate from the county party.

Her comments were the first she made publicly about the party, as she declined to be cited for Journal articles.

Once she finished, Murray was applauded, with more than half the room standing.

Unsworth defended

Moving on to Unsworth, Murray said the documents shared at the party’s constituency executive committee meeting last Friday night were dishonest and false. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was called into the meeting after a Precinct Chairman claimed he was assaulted by Unsworth, who asked someone to call 911. The documents have been posted online and characterize Unsworth as a “RINO”. The documents include a social media post from Unsworth supporting Democrat Jody Gaulin in her 2018 run against Republican State Rep. Bill Sandifer. Murray said Gaulin is a friend of Unsworth, regardless of his political affiliation.

“We have them all,” Murray said of having family and friends with opposing political views.

Murray called Unsworth a “strong woman” and encouraged anyone interested in joining the band to do so.

“We want it to keep growing,” she said.

President: Do not answer with division

After Murray finished speaking, Unsworth said she was “not mad at anyone” and wanted to focus on building the band.

“It’s 2022 y’all, it’s an election year and we have the power to come back so strong in a sea of ​​red and impeach the president,” she said. “I want you to know that you have to do your part and not participate in the divisive rhetoric. I prayed and will continue to pray for (those who are against her) – and I don’t leave anyone behind.

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No probable cause after “shock to the chest” between Larry Liston and Rex Tonkins | News https://priscillasfriends.org/no-probable-cause-after-shock-to-the-chest-between-larry-liston-and-rex-tonkins-news/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/no-probable-cause-after-shock-to-the-chest-between-larry-liston-and-rex-tonkins-news/ Liston and Tonkins got into an argument at a meeting at Fervent Church. Heidi Beedle Colorado Springs Police Department has completed its investigation into an altercation between Sen. Larry Liston (R-SD10) and Rex Tonkins, a bonus member of the El Paso County GOP (voting member of the executive committee, awarded based on the number of […]]]>






Liston and Tonkins got into an argument at a meeting at Fervent Church.




Colorado Springs Police Department has completed its investigation into an altercation between Sen. Larry Liston (R-SD10) and Rex Tonkins, a bonus member of the El Paso County GOP (voting member of the executive committee, awarded based on the number of voters during the last election), and the husband of El Paso County GOP President Vickie Tonkins.

According to a copy of the CSPD case report obtained by the India, Liston contacted police after the El Paso County GOP executive committee meeting on December 6, 2021, in which Liston claims Rex Tonkins “punched” him in the chest. Due to conflicting witness statements, the CSPD investigator found no further probable cause of action.

The incident is the latest in a long line of controversies that have plagued Vickie Tonkins since she posted a post on April 1, 2020 on the El Paso County GOP Facebook page asking if COVID-19 was a ” PSYOP [psychological operation]. “Following this message, 17 elected Republican El Paso County officials called on Vickie Tonkins, who is black, to formally apologize and consider resigning. This response drew accusations of racism within the El Paso County GOP from Former Treasurer John Pitchford On August 13, 2020, members of the Executive Committee decided to limit Vickie’s ability to make budget decisions or communicate on behalf of the organization Vickie was narrowly re-elected in February 2021, after drawing criticism from party members for allowing the El Paso County GOP headquarters to host meetings of the conservative activist group FEC United to fill vacancies. leadership in the constituency.

On January 30, 2021, a group of four party volunteers and Colorado Representative Tim Geitner (R-HD19) arrived at El Paso County GOP headquarters at 6 a.m. to check documents at the invitation of Pitchford, according to an email provided by Geitner. Upon their arrival, Pitchford called 911, asking the CSPD to remove the volunteers and the elected official for trespassing. No one was arrested or cited as the incident appeared to be civilian in nature, according to CSPD public information officer Lt. James Sokolik.

Concerns were also expressed about the very short notice of online pre-registration requirements to be completed one week before the El Paso County GOP Central Committee meeting on February 6, 2021. During the committee meeting, Pitchford called the CSPD on Kay Rendleman, accusing her of trespassing when she photographed unsecured registration documents. According to Sokolik, no charges have been laid as a result of this incident either.

In a March 17, 2021 report, the Colorado GOP Executive Committee ordered a new election for El Paso County GOP officers, and El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder called the election. of “simulacrum”. However, following the election of Kristi Burton Brown as President of the Colorado GOP on March 27, 2021, members of the GOP central committee voted to overturn the March 17 decision.

On November 23, El Paso County GOP Vice President Karl Schneider filed a campaign finance complaint form with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, expressing concerns about Donations from the El Paso County GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner on August 6, which featured the controversial representative from Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The rift within the El Paso County GOP has been described by party members on both sides as between “grassroots” Republicans – the new generation of Trump supporters, refusing the election, pro-Tonkins wing of the party which includes agitators like Rep. Dave Williams (R-HD15), who currently challenges U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CD5) – and “establishment” Republicans – relatively moderate and long-standing party members like Councilor Wayne Williams; and Senate candidate and former El Paso GOP County Chairman Eli Bremer.

Depending on the case CSPD report, “[Liston] stated after the meeting ended, Rex approached him again as [Liston] was picking up his coat to leave. He said that Mr. Tonkins had held his fist out at him and that he could see fire in Mr. Tonkins’ eyes. [Liston] said Rex told him “You are my senator”, “I am your voter” and “You are not a Christian.” ” [Liston] said during the altercation, Rex approached him and his chest hit him. I asked [Liston] to clarify what he meant by chest bump, and [Liston] demonstrated that Rex inflated his chest and pressed his chest against [Liston]Chest. [Liston] said he turned and walked away. I asked [Liston] if he had felt pain and said no. [Liston] said he was surprised Rex got his chest pounded. [Liston] added that he was wary of what Rex might do in the future. [Liston] believed Rex had hit him in the chest to annoy, harass or alarm him… He stated that Vickie berated Rex twice during the meeting.

Some members of the El Paso County GOP suggested that racism could have prompted the meeting, a claim denied by Liston. According to the CSPD case report, “Rex has stated that he has the right to speak because he is a bonus member under the statutes. He added that they “hate me because I am black”. He said he had “never seen” anything like it and that he was “from the south”. He went to sit down. Rex told me the meeting was adjourned, and after the meeting he went to speak with [Liston]. He told me he had asked [Liston] why he kept telling her to sit down. He stated [Liston] walked through it, without saying “excuse me”. He denied having had any physical contact with [Liston], although he said the area was small and [Liston] had entered his bubble. Rex described his bubble about 6 inches from his person. He said [Liston] Called him a thug three times. He told me he called [Liston] a fake. Rex denied making any move when he said [Liston] had passed through it. He said there were people around, but he couldn’t identify people who might have seen the altercation or spoken on his behalf. He stated [Liston] and a few other members ‘will lie on top of you in the blink of an eye’. He told me that if there was anyone saying that there had been a physical altercation between the two, it would be an “outright lie”. Rex said he couldn’t lie and said he was “slandered”. When asked if he made any movements or gestures when [Liston] walked through it, Rex said he remained still and did not swell his chest. He told me [Liston] and other members try to bait him into not wanting to react. He added that there were security cameras that allegedly captured the incident.

As part of the investigation, the CSPD also interviewed Schneider, Rendleman and Jody Ritchie, who was the registered agent for various Republican campaign committees and the Coloradans for Western Values ​​Leadership PAC, all of whom could be considered being part of the “establishment”. faction within the El Paso County GOP, and at odds with Vickie Tonkins leadership. Richie and Rendleman both claimed to have witnessed the chest lump, although the CSPD investigator, after reviewing video footage of the incident, noted: “Rex did not punch as previously mentioned by witnesses at the meeting. ”

In an email, Liston said: “Rex Tonkins physically assaulted me and I intend to continue his actions.”

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Warner Chappell buys David Bowie’s catalog for $ 250 million https://priscillasfriends.org/warner-chappell-buys-david-bowies-catalog-for-250-million/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:05:56 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/warner-chappell-buys-david-bowies-catalog-for-250-million/ The Bowie Sale is the latest of several high-priced catalog offerings. Warner Chappell Music Inc. has acquired the catalog of songs from the late musician David Bowie. The downtown-based company announced on Jan. 3 that it had struck a deal for the music publishing rights to nearly all of Bowie’s work, including 27 studio albums, […]]]>

The Bowie Sale is the latest of several high-priced catalog offerings.

Warner Chappell Music Inc. has acquired the catalog of songs from the late musician David Bowie.

The downtown-based company announced on Jan. 3 that it had struck a deal for the music publishing rights to nearly all of Bowie’s work, including 27 studio albums, two albums by the American rock band. British Tin Machine, which Bowie directed, and hundreds of songs from his six-decade career. According to Variety, the artist’s estate sold the material for $ 250 million.


Coming just ahead of what would be the late singer’s 75th birthday, the announcement follows months of negotiations first reported in October by the Financial Times. Just a month earlier, the Bowie estate had announced a global partnership with Warner Music for its catalog of recorded music from 1968 to 2016 – including Bowie’s albums from 2000 to 2016, originally released by Sony Music Entertainment – hinting at pundits industry that this deal was imminent.


“All of us at Warner Chappell are extremely proud that the David Bowie Estate has chosen us to be the custodians of one of the most revolutionary, influential and enduring catalogs in musical history,” Warner Chappell Music Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Guy Moot mentioned. “These were not just amazing songs, but milestones that changed the course of modern music forever.”


Warner Chappell Co-President and COO Carianne Marshall added, “This fantastic pact with David Bowie’s estate opens up a world of opportunity to take his amazing music to dynamic new places. We are delighted that the estate believes Warner Chappell has the knowledge, experience and resources to take the reins and continue to promote a collection of this caliber.


Bowie died in January 2016 after an 18-month battle with cancer. The artist’s estate began its “Bowie 75” celebration in November with the release of “Brilliant Adventure”, a box set of his work from 1992 to 2001, including the unreleased album “Toy”, for which he and Members of his touring group recorded new versions of his early songs, some of which were not included in this catalog deal. “Toy” was released individually on the eve of his birthday, Jan. 8.


The artist had only released two full albums of new material between 1994 and 2016, but his relentless efforts to create an archive of his musical achievements during the last years of his life produced a series of reissues that not only continues. after his death, but serves as artists’ standard bearer to preserve and protect their heritage.


Bowie’s is far from the only field to have sold off its songwriting archive at a high price in recent months. The deal follows a series of high-profile catalog acquisitions by Warner Chappell, including for Quincy Jones, Bruno Mars, Cardi B and George Michael. The George Michael estate has just renewed its agreement with the publishing house in December.

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Council overturns mayor’s moratorium veto | News, Sports, Jobs https://priscillasfriends.org/council-overturns-mayors-moratorium-veto-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:32:39 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/council-overturns-mayors-moratorium-veto-news-sports-jobs/ Maui County Council on Friday voted 6 to 3 to overturn Mayor Michael Victorino’s veto on a bill that would impose a moratorium on new visitor accommodation in Maui. Council members supporting the bill hope it will help mitigate the impacts of tourism on Maui, though those who oppose it fear it will hurt an […]]]>

Maui County Council on Friday voted 6 to 3 to overturn Mayor Michael Victorino’s veto on a bill that would impose a moratorium on new visitor accommodation in Maui. Council members supporting the bill hope it will help mitigate the impacts of tourism on Maui, though those who oppose it fear it will hurt an industry that employs many residents. – The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo

Maui County Council members voted Friday night to overturn Mayor Michael Victorino’s veto on a bill that establishes a temporary moratorium on new transient accommodation in Maui.

Members voted 6-3 in favor of overturning the veto that Victorino said last month was necessary because he feared a moratorium would in turn create “An influx of vacation rentals in our residential areas”.

Friday’s vote mirrored previous council votes in which the bill’s author, Vice President Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, as well as council members Mike Molina, Kelly King, Tamara Paltin, Shane Sinenci and Gabe Johnson, were in favor of the waiver.

Council Chair Alice Lee along with Council members Tasha Kama and Yuki Lee Sugimura opposed the moratorium.

With the passage of the bill, the moratorium will be in place for two years or – whichever comes first – until a law is enacted by a temporary inquiry group established by the council that establishes a limit of transitional accommodation by type and by community plan area.

Island Plant Co. team members Mark Carreon (left to right), Jonathan Dameg and Dimetrio Gonzalez install an irrigation system as construction continues at the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea project in February. Maui County Council on Friday voted 6 to 3 to overturn Mayor Michael Victorino’s veto on a bill that would impose a moratorium on new visitor accommodation in Maui. – The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The order applies to any new temporary accommodation that has not received its final discretionary approvals by the order’s effective date, according to the bill.

About 50 people testified about the veto on Friday, of whom about 30 called for the veto to be overturned and 20 others called for the veto to be maintained.

Representatives from the hospitality and construction sectors backed the veto, saying a moratorium would impact jobs and other businesses and the bill would not bar visitors from coming. But those supporting the moratorium have said something needs to be done to manage the visitor industry to protect the environment and Maui’s way of life. They added that the bill would only halt development and would not take away any existing hotels or businesses.

Victorino, in vetoing the bill, said it could worsen the housing crisis as people can rent to visitors rather than local families and the bill lacks transparency and public input. , with modifications made at second reading at the beginning of December.

During the vote, Rawlins-Fernandez countered Victorino, asserting his claims of lack of transparency and public input. “Is unfounded”.

“There has been so much public comment as has been demonstrated today”, she said.

She added that the changes to the bill at second and final reading were not substantial as suggested by the mayor, but rather clarified the ordinance.

As to the possible proliferation of illegal vacation rentals, Rawlins-Fernandez said she had “confidence” to the mayor that the county would be able to crack down on them if necessary.

Council passed a different version of a moratorium on visitor accommodation in July, but the mayor vetoed the measure and council was unable to get the six votes needed to overturn it.

King, who proposed the moratorium bill earlier, said on Friday, “I think there was a lot of misinformation in our testimony that we received today, which came from a reading list sent out by some in the industry. We are not trying to shut down the industry. We are taking a break to control the industry.

King said it’s a “Cork” measure to allow the board to determine how to move forward.

Paltin said the community needs to find solutions to the problem, not just leave it to the temporary investigation group.

She is also keen to support the construction industry and said that there are potential jobs in her district of West Maui as the properties as well as the highway suffer damage from sea level rise and have need repairs.

But she said that overall “We have to start doing things a little differently. . . Take those two years to figure it out and focus on a circular economy.

Lee agreed that the island needs to diversify its economy based on tourism and that it would take more than a temporary investigative group to find solutions, but added that the council should not play with an industry that provides substantial income to the county.

“With all their flaws, we have to be careful how we scale down this industry before we have anything to replace it”, Lee said, noting that the tourism industry generates at least 50% of the county’s property tax revenue.

She said the responsibility for not having enough affordable housing lies with the council and administration, not tourism, adding that “you have to have money” to pay for affordable housing and infrastructure such as new roads.

Sugimura said she did not support the bill, noting that it implied “A false sense of security”, that it will prevent visitors from coming to Maui.

She added that the visitor industry was impacting layers of other industries, not only hotels, but also farmers and ranchers, as seen during the pandemic shutdown when those industries had needed help when visitors were not coming to the island.

“I do not support this moratorium. I support working families, people who work hard to send their children to school ”, Sugimura said.

Kama said her late husband worked in the construction industry, and told bricklayers, laborers and other laborers to “go do something else” for two years can be difficult.

“I don’t know what else is,” she said.

“I’m going to support these guys because I love them and I know how difficult it will be for them if this bill passes.”

In a statement released Friday evening, Victorino said that although he was disappointed, he “Intends to make the most of the two-year break.” “

“We must move forward and focus on the future of our people and our commitment to economic diversification and recovery from this crippling pandemic,” he added. said Victorino. “I agree with Chairman Lee. We need to look beyond the hospitality industry and improve the balance of our economy by supporting industries such as diverse agriculture, the arts, technology, welfare, cultural education and catering. ‘environment.

* Melissa Tanji can be contacted at mtanji@mauinews.com.

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Geraghty to Head Warren County Oversight Board | Politics https://priscillasfriends.org/geraghty-to-head-warren-county-oversight-board-politics/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 21:39:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/geraghty-to-head-warren-county-oversight-board-politics/ QUEENSBURY – Warrensburg supervisor Kevin Geraghty was elected the new chair of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Thursday morning. Rachel Seeber, a general supervisor from Queensbury, did not seek re-election as president she held in 2020. Geraghty received more votes than Queensbury General Supervisor Brad Magowan. The vote was 578-424 in favor of Geraghty, […]]]>

QUEENSBURY – Warrensburg supervisor Kevin Geraghty was elected the new chair of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Thursday morning.

Rachel Seeber, a general supervisor from Queensbury, did not seek re-election as president she held in 2020.

Geraghty received more votes than Queensbury General Supervisor Brad Magowan. The vote was 578-424 in favor of Geraghty, according to the county council’s weighted voting system.

Geraghty, a former county council chairman who had been acting county administrator for a time, chose not to speak about his appointment at the council’s annual organizational meeting.

After the votes were cast and Geraghty was sworn in, he thanked everyone for their support. He said he would also work to bring civility back to the board.

He said he hopes to work with everyone on both sides of the political aisle to make it happen.

“I also want to thank the former President for her service over the past year and the efforts she has put in during a trying year with COVID,” said Geraghty.

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Seeber spoke of the need to refocus on completing her doctorate, which she put on hold while she was in the post, and said she looked forward to representing Queensbury as general supervisor at the to come up.

“I look forward to continuing to work hard for my community, but also to teach, to finish my studies and to put my family first,” she said in a written statement to The post-star After the meeting. “Community service is a privilege and I was so honored to be the first President and I will always be grateful for this opportunity.”

Bolton supervisor Ron Conover has appointed Geraghty to be chosen as chairman of the board of supervisors for 2022.

He said it had been a privilege to work alongside Geraghty for the past 12 years, this year being their 13e year working together.

“For me, Kevin is a real leader,” said Conover. “I think these accomplishments and many more, I think they speak for themselves.”

Glens Falls 3e Neighborhood Supervisor Claudia Braymer nominated for Glens Falls 1st Ward Supervisor Jack Diamond, a former mayor of Glens Falls, for the post of president, citing his many years of “distinguished service” in the city.

“He is well respected here on the county supervisory board and I would be very happy to have him as chairman of the board.”

Diamond thanked her, but declined her nomination.

Thinking back to the meetings that took place last year while Seeber was president, played a role in his decision, he said.

“I certainly don’t want to go through the pain and anguish of President Seeber, so I will respectfully decline,” he said.

Glens Falls 4e Neighborhood Supervisor Dan Bruno spoke up and appointed Queensbury General Supervisor Brad Magowan for the job. He says he has known him for years and worked alongside him on various committees.

“He’s fair, open-minded, objective. He is a human person. He works with people regardless of their party affiliation and he is very diligent no matter what position he finds himself in, ”Bruno said.

Magowan asked for the opportunity to speak to the board to explain why he wanted to accept the nomination.

He didn’t want to disrespect any of the other board members but said he felt he would be able to do a fair job. He said the past year has shown him how important it is to unite and work together. He showed his “Team Warren County” hat as he spoke.

“I feel like I can pursue the unity we are all looking for in a calmer and kinder way,” he said.

Jay Mullen is a reporter for The post-star covering the Town of Glens Falls, County Warren and Crime and Courts. You can reach him at (518) 742-3224 or jmullen@poststar.com.


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Ware was sworn in as supervisor of the Township of Montgomery https://priscillasfriends.org/ware-was-sworn-in-as-supervisor-of-the-township-of-montgomery/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:34:57 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/ware-was-sworn-in-as-supervisor-of-the-township-of-montgomery/ MONTGOMERY TWP. – The most recent member of the Township of Montgomery Supervisory Board has now officially sat. New supervisor Audrey Ware was sworn in at Monday night’s reorganization meeting, along with new township auditors Kunbi Rudnick and Lauren Deborah Wilson and re-elected tax collector Patricia Gallagher, according to the township. “I always feel like […]]]>

MONTGOMERY TWP. – The most recent member of the Township of Montgomery Supervisory Board has now officially sat.

New supervisor Audrey Ware was sworn in at Monday night’s reorganization meeting, along with new township auditors Kunbi Rudnick and Lauren Deborah Wilson and re-elected tax collector Patricia Gallagher, according to the township.

“I always feel like I’m in the middle of a wonderful dream,” Ware said in a post on Facebook after the meeting, thanking those present for their support and Judge A. Nicole Tate-Phillips for having make an oath. A recently retired financial executive, Ware will serve a six-year term in a seat last held by Matthew Quigg, who did not run for a second term.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the Board of Directors held its formal reorganization meeting and re-elected Supervisor Tanya Bamford as President and Supervisor Candyce Fluehr Chimera as Vice-President.

Monday evening marked an important milestone to note: Chimera was the first woman elected to the board in 2009, the first to chair the board in 2012 and again in 2017, and was re-elected in 2021 alongside de Ware to join the other Bamford supervisors, Annette Long and Beth Staab, leaving the five board seats held by women for the first time in the township’s more than 300-year history.

In a statement on Tuesday, the town thanked Tate-Phillips, Montgomery County’s newest judge, and all prominent officials for attending the meeting. Other action items on the board’s agenda included the reappointment of various consultants, board and committee members, and dates for meetings and holidays in 2022; details are included in the board meeting material package for January 3.

Supervisors from the Township of Montgomery will then meet at 7:00 p.m. on January 24 at the Township Administration Building, 1001 Stump Road. For more information visit www.MontgomeryTwp.org or follow @MontTwp on Twitter.



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The Jan. 6 panel chairman said “important testimony” shows the White House “was ordered to do something” https://priscillasfriends.org/the-jan-6-panel-chairman-said-important-testimony-shows-the-white-house-was-ordered-to-do-something/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:11:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/the-jan-6-panel-chairman-said-important-testimony-shows-the-white-house-was-ordered-to-do-something/ representing Bennie thompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonSunday Shows Preview: Omicron’s Surge Continues; Anniversary of Jan 6 attack looms Trump’s key adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan 6 panel with trove of documents Jan 6 committee hopes to release interim report by summer: MORE report (D-Miss.) Said on Sunday that the House special committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on […]]]>

representing Bennie thompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonSunday Shows Preview: Omicron’s Surge Continues; Anniversary of Jan 6 attack looms Trump’s key adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan 6 panel with trove of documents Jan 6 committee hopes to release interim report by summer: MORE report (D-Miss.) Said on Sunday that the House special committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol had “important evidence” suggesting the White House “was ordered to do something” then that the riot was going on at the other end. from Pennsylvania Avenue.

Interviewed by the co-presenter Dana bashDana BashHarry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate Majority Leader, dies. House Republican Democrat Says Political Environment On Capitol Hill “Toxic” 10 Democrats Who Could Run In 2024 If Biden Doesn’t Do MORE on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ if the Jan. 6 panel learned more about what then-President TrumpDonald TrumpOne in three Americans say violence against government is sometimes justified: Poll Seven most vulnerable governors facing re-election in 2022 on Sunday show snapshot: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of the January 6 attack is approaching MORE Did or did not do during the attack according to testimony, Thompson, the committee chairman, said: “Yes, we did.”

“We have important testimony that leads us to believe that the White House was ordered to do something. We want to verify all of this so that when we produce our report and when we hold the hearings, the public has the opportunity to see it for themselves, ”he added.

Text submitted to committee by Trump’s chief of staff Marc des meadowsSpokesman for Mark MeadowsTrump is suing the Jan.6 panel and says he is cooperating with the investigation. and read aloud last month by Rep. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneySunday shows preview: Omicron’s surge continues; anniversary of the January 6 attack is approaching Eleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Top 10 news of the year MORE (R-Wyo.), The vice-chair of the committee, shows a number of people including figures from Fox News and Donald Trump Jr. begging Meadows to have the president condemn the violence.

In a message, the president’s son told Meadows, “He needs to condemn this shit ASAP.

“I’m pushing hard. I agree, ”Meadows replied.

In a separate text to Meadows, Trump Jr. wrote, “We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It went too far and got out of hand.

Fox news Laura ingrahamLaura Anne IngrahamWhat we learned from the Meadows documents, according to Brad Parscale, the Jan.6 committee issued a subpoena for his phone records. Who will quit Fox News next? FOLLOWING also contacted Meadows saying, “Mark, the president needs to tell the people on Capitol Hill to go home.” It hurts us all. He destroys his heritage.

Brian Kilmeade, a Fox & Friends host, texted Meadows, “Please put it on TV. Destroy everything you’ve accomplished.

Fox News Host Sean hannitySean Patrick Hannity’s Best Political Celebrity Moments2021 Top 10 Republicans Most Likely To Run For President 5 Quotes From Trump That Indicate He Will Run In 2024 MORE also contacted the Chief of Staff, writing: “Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol.

Meadows, after Cheney publicly read the texts, said the messages sent by Fox News hosts were “armed” in an attempt to portray Trump in a negative light.

He said the committee had “selectively leaked ‘the texts’ to spread a narrative, quite frankly, that the president had not acted.”

Hannity and Ingraham both defended their claims about the attack after their text messages were revealed. Hannity said he allegedly said the same thing he texted Meadows in public, and Ingraham said: “In public and in private I said what I believe: that the January 6 violation on Capitol Hill was a terrible thing. Crimes were committed. “

“Some people have been unfairly hunted down and persecuted, but it was not an insurgency. To say anything else is more than dishonest and ignores the facts of that day,” she added.


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Bilibili Hosts Annual New Years Gala “The Most Beautiful Night of 2021” https://priscillasfriends.org/bilibili-hosts-annual-new-years-gala-the-most-beautiful-night-of-2021/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 06:05:23 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/bilibili-hosts-annual-new-years-gala-the-most-beautiful-night-of-2021/ SHANGHAI, Jan. 1, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Bilibili, the leading video community for younger generations in China, hosted the “Most Beautiful Night of 2021” New Years Gala on December 31, a cultural celebration for the public to mark the end of the year. The livestream’s peak popularity index reached 310 million. This year, the […]]]>

SHANGHAI, Jan. 1, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Bilibili, the leading video community for younger generations in China, hosted the “Most Beautiful Night of 2021” New Years Gala on December 31, a cultural celebration for the public to mark the end of the year. The livestream’s peak popularity index reached 310 million.

This year, the platform launched a “parallel performance” model, offering an innovative viewing experience. Audiences who signed up for the livestream before 4:30 pm on December 31st could choose to watch the gala via the themed versions, “Fantasy Space” or “Magical Space”. Both formats of the show contained 31 series of acts and were broadcast live simultaneously. However, some of the acts in the two versions were different and specially designed to reflect each other.

Despite the different versions, viewers who watched both shows could still communicate on the same screen. In addition to the normal streaming bullet chats of viewers watching the same version, users also saw reverse streaming bullet chats, which indicated messages from users watching the other version.

This is the third year that Bilibili has organized a New Year’s Eve gala. The show has become an iconic cultural event for Chinese audiences, especially the younger generations. The most beautiful night of 2020 saw its popularity index more than triple compared to 2019 during the livestream, reaching 120 million reads in 48 hours. “The Most Beautiful Night of 2019” was the very first New Year’s Eve gala held for younger generations in China. The show has racked up over 130 million plays since its initial live broadcast.

The gala embraces an audience of all interests by presenting inclusive cultural content, including mainstream and niche content; traditional and modern cultures; and Chinese and international flavors. It also features iconic IPs from animation, games, music, movies and TV shows that have made a deep mark on Chinese youth culture.

“We hope that our New Year’s Eve gala can continue to explore content loved by young Chinese people,” said Carly Lee, vice president of the board and chief operating officer of Bilibili, after the 2020 Gala aired. . “By reinterpreting classic PIs and cultural references, we have transformed ‘traditional’ into ‘popular’ and ‘old fashioned’ into ‘avant-garde’, reflecting the charm of the blend of diverse cultures. “

PIs featured at this year’s gala included the Transformers series, the sensational world games, League of Legends and Genshin Impact, widely acclaimed Chinese animations, Incarnation and Click on the link, and the Chinese film, Let the balls fly. Each was presented with creative performances or surprising mashups.

For example, when world famous Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica played The flight of the drone, beloved Transformers the character Bumblebee appeared on stage. Mrvica then performed Processor premium from the franchise’s soundtrack accompanied by a Chinese symphony and orchestra. Two other Transformers, Optimus Prime and Megatron, also joined the show, celebrating the debut of the Transformers characters at a Chinese New Year gala.

Eight Bilibili content creators and three esports players covered Lone warriors, the Chinese theme song for Arcane: League of Legends, the game’s first animated series. With the help of high-tech visual effects, the gala also featured scenes from Liyue Harbor from the worldwide hit game, Genshin Impact.

The gala featured scenes from the sensational global game Genshin Impact

“The animation, games and movies that people consume from their teens to their 30s are the most essential part of their psyche. So it is very important that we pay homage to classic IPs at Bilibili galas to meet the emotional needs of our users. Said Fox Yang, vice president of Bilibili and executive director of the Bilibili New Year’s Eve Galas.

“We hope to fully demonstrate the psyche and cultural aesthetic of Bilibili users through the galas,” Yang added. “We incorporated various cultural elements throughout the show, knowing that the younger generations have a very strong ability to understand and absorb different types of culture. We have also taken into account Bilibili’s content ecosystem and hot topics to meet the tastes of Bilibili users. “

Mashups have always been the favorites of young Chinese for the new visual experience offered by the mixture of unexpected cultural elements. Chinese soprano Guo Sen and content creator Bilibili Pan Hangwei mixed classical and pop music as they performed a suite of songs in bel canto, including Bad boy by Billie Eilish, and I love you at 105??, a catchy song that went viral on the Chinese internet in 2021. Top Chinese musician Li Yanliang has played guitar alongside a symphony and rock band, performing a suite of songs from Japanese anime soundtracks.

Some shows were inspired by trending content from last year on Bilibili. For example, the Chinese group Mosaic played a prank on the audience by playing the song by Rick Astley I will never abandon you, before their actual execution. The “Rick Roll” was one of the favorite memes for Bilibili users in 2021.

Because more and more Bilibili users began to actively adopt and promote traditional Chinese culture, the gala featured a list of performances related to the topic. A Chinese dance drama act Poetic dance: the journey of a legendary landscape painting, impressed viewers with its beautiful Chinese aesthetic. Last year, 136 million users viewed content related to traditional Chinese culture on Bilibili. As of October 2021, over two million related videos had been uploaded to Bilibili, covering Chinese opera, traditional paintings, poetry, food and more.

A Poetic Dance Act: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting

Bilibili has become the go-to platform for younger generations to find high quality content and entertainment. According to the third quarter financial results, the platform amassed over 267 million monthly active users and 2.7 million monthly active content creators. As a full spectrum video community, Bilibili offers diverse content encompassing different interests including lifestyle, gaming, entertainment, anime, knowledge and more. The platform’s unique community culture, which values ​​expression and relationships with users, enables the creation and continuous sharing of high quality content.

ABOUT BILIBILI INCBilibili is an iconic brand and leading video community whose mission is to enrich the daily lives of the younger generations in China. Bilibili offers a wide range of video content with all the videos you love as a value proposition. Bilibili builds its community around budding users, high quality content, talented content creators and the strong emotional bond that unites them. Bilibili pioneered the “bullet chat” feature, a live commentary feature that transformed the viewing experience by displaying the thoughts and feelings of another audience viewing the same video. It has now become the welcoming home of diverse interests for the younger generations in China and the frontier for promoting Chinese culture to the world.

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