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West Nile Mosquito detected in Coppell Texas

06/26/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Nile Mosquito detected in the Coppell Texas area of 75019 zipcode.  The city is taking precautions.  Please review and see how you can help yourself if you live in the affected area(s).

Below is the Press Release from the Department of Dallas Health and Human Services.  

 

CONTACTS 

Renae Crutchfield, Public Information Officer

renae.crutchfield@dallascounty.org                                                                                

214.819.6329 (office) 214.394.8109 (cell)

 

Zachary Thompson, Director

214.755.9299 (cell)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile

Ground Spraying Scheduled in Coppell

 

DALLAS (June 26, 2017) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.  The mosquito trap was collected from the 75019 zip code of Coppell.

DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before mosquitoes reach the airborne stage.  In conjunction with Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating areas and ground spraying is currently scheduled.

 

Mosquito spraying schedule, weather permitting:

Coppell

Tuesday, June 27 from 9 p.m. to  5 a.m.

Wednesday,  June 28 from  9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.

 

Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.
  • Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

 

Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides that are available for retail purchase. Larvicides are products used to kill immature mosquitoes before they become adults. Larvicides are applied directly to water sources that hold mosquito eggs, larvae, or pupae. When used well, larvicides can help reduce the overall mosquito burden by limiting the number of mosquitoes that are produced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

DCHHS has information regarding mosquito prevention on its website.

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Coppell

Zip code 75019

Tuesday, June 27 from 9 p.m. to  5 a.m.

Wednesday,  June 28 from  9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

 

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For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

 

Last Updated: 06/26/2017

IDOT asks “drive safely”

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President Obama gives Biden Medal of Freedom award

“Glad I can say I was a part of this presidency” direct quote from Biden.  President Obama awards Vice President Biden the the Medal of freedom.

Vice President Biden chokes backs tears giving thank you speech. Lauding praise over President Obama and Michelle. Biden heralds Michelle as the best first lady among many. Biden says although he gets to be the last voice in Obama’s ear on major decisions, ultimately Obama made the decisions and did it well. Biden exclaims the pleasure of watching a finely tuned mind at work in President Obama.
Biden quotes Irish Poet Seamus Heaaney-“you carried your own burden and very soon your creeping symptom of privilege disappear.”
and says”I know i do not deserve this honor, this is from the generosity of your spirit.” Meaning out of the generosity of President Obama.  Biden also received a Gold Medal of Freedom award from the President of Kosovo Fatmir Sejdiu in May 21, 2009

Join me in thanking God for Senator Pat Roberts’ wife recovery from surgery

Please join me in Thanking God for Mrs. Roberts healing from a stroke and surgery to fix it. This is Gordon Roberts Mom and Pat Roberts’ wife.Email from Gordon Roberts,
Photo Source: Gordon Roberts, Son.

Photo Source: Gordon Roberts, Son.- Senator Pat Roberts and Wife

“Dear CBN Family, I am writing with a request for prayer. My mother was taken to the hospital last evening as the result of a stroke. She underwent surgery early this morning to remove a blood clot on the brain, and is now resting comfortably in ICU. Please join my Dad, my family, and me in concerted prayer as we petition the Lord for her complete recovery. God bless you, Gordon” http://www.cbn.com
 

Intelligence Community Press Release 2017 January 6 Russia put Trump in office of President

This is the press release from the United States of America Intelligence Community known as the CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, NSA, National Security Agency.  These three groups believe Russian operatives at the instruction of Russian leader Vladimir Putin infiltrated U.S. computers, performed hate campaigns and other things to generate the outcome of Donald Trump being elected as President of the United States of America.  Read this document for yourself.  Also go to the CIA page and read up on the Cold War a report generated by the CIA.

The 2017 January 6 Intelligence Community Report

LUTG RADIO summary of press release,

 

Sheriff Israel Broward County Press Conference on airport shooting

Esteban Santiago kills 5 injures 8 Press Conference

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County holds press conference on Ft Lauderdale airport shooting.

 

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Esteban Santiago kills 5 injures 8 at Ft Lauderdale airport today

Kathy Brocks, ACAW Editor, LUTG RADIO Host, Lyft/Uber Driver

by Kathy Brocks

26-year-old Esteban Santiago of New Jersey shot and killed 5 random people injuring 8 after taking time to reload handgun today at about 1:00 p.m. eastern time at the Ft Lauderdale, Florida airport.  The 26-year-old was arrested by Broward County Sheriff without injury.  Esteban Santiago is being interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations,FBI, Broward County Police and the Ft Lauderdale Airport Officials.

Survivors of the shooting stated that Esteban Santiago, wearing a military identification badge suddenly pulled out his handgun, began shooting until he exhausted his cartridge, reloaded and started shooting again.  After unloading all of his arsenal Santiago laid down on the airport floor spread eagle with hands behind his head expecting to be arrested and not attempting to flee capture. Originally, Esteban Santiago injured 13 people.  But, 5 of his victims bleed out and died as a result of injuries according to Broward County Sheriff Israel.

FT Lauderdale Fl Airport shooting

FT Lauderdale Fl Airport shooting

Presently, there is no other clear and identifiable danger.  Law enforcement is still treating the airport and surrounding areas as an active and fluid investigation scene.  Which means every inch of the airport going outward will be searched for additional threats.  If persons were handcuffed and detained Sheriff Israel said they will be released once cleared as a threat.  Presently, only Esteban Santiago about 5 ft 7 inches around 155 to 165 pounds is under arrest.  It is not clear of Esteban Santiago’s origination flight or if any terrorist connections. One witness said Esteban came out of the Canada terminal with him.

The expressways leading to and surrounding the airport are experiencing delays.  Sheriff Israel asked that no one call 911 regarding shots fired at airport.  Rather, only use 911 for emergency issues unrelated to the airport shooting.

 

Air Canada reporting via CTV Toronto that they do not have a Esteban Santiago on their flight list.

Listen to “Press Conference: Sheriff Israel Broward County-Airport Shooting Ft Lauderdale” on Spreaker.https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js

 

Listen to “5 Dead 8 injured Ft Luaderdale Airport Hollywood, Fl 1/6/2017” on Spreaker.https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js

Republicans “Bum Rush” America with Vote-O-Rama Cabinet Hearings

Kathy Brocks, ACAW Editor, LUTG RADIO Host, Lyft/Uber Driver

Kathy Brocks, ACAW Editor, LUTG RADIO Host, Lyft/Uber Driver

by Kathy Brocks

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC pointed out an aggressive media campaign concocted by President Elect Donald Trump and the Republican party in how they chose to hold six Presidential Cabinet Confirmation hearings all on January 11, 2017.  Mitch McConnell called for a Vote-O-Rama on January 11, 2017, where votes are taken on a large number of bills simultaneously which also includes the repeal of the Healthcare act also known as Obama care.
President Elect Donald Trump conveniently decided to hold first press conference on January 11, 2017,  seven months since last press conference in  July of 2016 when Donald Trump invited Russia to find the Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

The streets call this”Bum Rushing”, although normally “Bum Rushing” is a group of people coming at one person.  But this :”Bum Rush is our elected officials “Bum Rushing” the American people they were elected to represent particularly those who did not vote for them.  It’s hard to oppose one issue when many are thrown at you all at once.

This “Bum Rush” begins on January 10, 2017 with the controversial hearing of Jeff Sessions, former Attorney General who falsely claimed to have worked on civil rights cases.  Lawyers who worked the cases said no significant contributions by Jeff Sessions.  Sessions name was added to documents cause Sessions was the Attorney General at the time of filings. You can see this on the 01/05/2017 Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

January 10, 2017 is the same day President Barack Obama gives last farewell address to the nation from Chicago, Illinois, where President Barack Obama began his political career organizing communities with grass-roots door to door canvassing finding out the needs of the people and obtaining solutions.  This is a major event for mainstream media.  Democrats are to request to have confirmations spread out over a few days  for this six-pack of controversial nominees so that a full investigation can be conducted by republicans and democrats in a bipartisan effort. But since the last eight years has been a “Campaign of No”, it’s not likely that the democratic party requests will be honored.

Rachel Maddow is righteously outraged at this aggressive media campaign strategy Bum Rush.  This type of strategy makes it virtually impossible for major media outlets to cover every confirmation because it’s all happening at the same time and main media will focus on Donald Trump, President Elect.  This seems to be another attempt to control what America is allowed to hear and see.  President Elect Donald Trump often calls media, the enemy. But the President Elect appears to be the enemy of himself and the people.  Trump is a savant at controlling what gets talked about concerning his desires.  Trump has discounted truths continuously by saying things like it never happened or the media lies as he did during the 2016 Presidential Campaign.  So, in order to get things right and cover it all, Podcastors, you are needed at the confirmation hearings to record with video and audio.  Get interviews from the politicians investigating the nominees for Donald Trump’s Presidential Cabinet.  Interview the nominees.

This is the list of names for the January 10th and January 11, 2017  Presidential Cabinet hearings:

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, Department of Justice Nominee, Hearing scheduled for 01/10/2017 and 01/11/2017 at 9:30am

01/11/2017 Hearings scheduled for names below:

Mike Pompeo, Director of Central Intelligence Agency, Hearing scheduled for 10:00 am

Betsy Devos, Education Secretary, Hearing scheduled for 10:00am

John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Hearing scheduled for 2:00pm

Elaine Chao, Transportation Secretary, Hearing scheduled for 10:15am

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of state, Hearing scheduled for AM and Afternoon.

Note: The White House Press Secretary released the names of additional nominees sent to the Senate for future confirmations.  See press release here.

This is the list of the Model Committee Rules (an example of how the elected official are to conduct the questioning at the confirmations): PDF

MODEL COMMITTEE RULE CHANGE

1 This model Committee Rules of Procedure amendment is intended to serve as a template for all Senate committees to adopt in the appropriate form, requiring all cabinet/high-level nominees to provide the committee with three years of tax returns as part of the nomination review process.

1 Title: Amending the Rules of Procedure of [ ] Committee

2 of the Senate to require certain nominees to submit

3 certain tax information upon request of the committee.

4

5

6 Resolved,

7 SECTION 1.

COMMITTEE

8 CONSIDERATION OF NOMINEES.

9 Rule [ ] of the Rules of Procedure of [ ] Committee of

10 the Senate is amended by adding the following [ ]:

11 “[ ]. (a) In considering a nomination, the committee

12 shall conduct an investigation or review of the nominee’s

13 experience, qualifications, and suitability, to serve in the

14 position to which he or she has been nominated. To aid in

15 such investigation or review, each nominee may be

16 required to submit a sworn detailed statement including

17 biographical, financial, policy, and other information

18 (including tax returns of the nominee) which the

19 committee may request. Subject to subparagraph (b), the

20 committee may specify which items are to be received on

21 a confidential basis.

22 “(b) As part of an investigation or review with respect

23 to a cabinet-level nominee under subparagraph (a), the

24 committee shall require that the nominee provide the

25 committee with the individual tax returns of the nominee

26 for the 3 years preceding the nomination. Such tax

27 returns shall be considered as confidential, except that the

28 Chairman and Ranking Member may jointly issue a

29 public statement or report regarding any matters in the

30 individual tax returns that reflect on the nominee’s fitness MODEL COMMITTEE RULE CHANGE 2

1 for the office to which he or she was nominated.”.

Rachel Maddow Show, 01/05/2017, http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_aenquirer_170105

 

Source: MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show dated 01/05/2017,  http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show , “Trump test media, burying controversy in tight schedule”,  01/05/2017, 1:58am

CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/politics/when-are-the-cabinet-senate-confirmation-hearings/index.html , 01/06/2017, 1:55 a.m.

U.S. Senate, https://www.dpcc.senate.gov/files/documents/ModelCommitteeRulesChange.pdf , Model Committee Change , 01/06/2017. 2:01 a.m.

White House Press Secretary 0/04/2017 Press Release, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/04/presidential-nominations-sent-senate , 01/06/2017, 2:08am

Amazon Flex reneges on promise to pay contract driver

 

Source: Amazon Flex website showing promise to pay and encouragement to work for Amazon Flex.

Source: Amazon Flex website showing promise to pay and encouragement to work for Amazon Flex.

My name is Kathy Brocks. I am a contract worker. One of the applications I work for is called Amazon Flex. How it works is you apply to work for them via an online application or via the website. After a full background is completed you watch videos for training, take a test and then accept available blocks to work. Each block tells you how much the pay is prior to hitting submit button to work. For example, the lowest you can get paid is $54 for 3 hours of work delivering packages. The app lets you know the address and gives you turn by turn directions.  You do not need to be a resident or be very knowledgeable of the area in which you are delivering.  You can actually deliver 25 residential addresses or 17 to 20 commercial or corporate addresses in 2 hours and 30 minutes.  Contract drivers are given up to 63 packages  or 50 plus addresses to deliver in 2 hours 30 minutes.
The issue,  I worked on 10/14/2016 for two blocks a 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm shift. Normally, the shifts will run back to back without gaps. But, the support team or application did not make the additional blocks available until I had returned to the pickup location in Lisle, Illinois to drop-off the undelivered packages.

Amazon Reneges on promise to pay contract drivers. No option for drivers to decline. This is sent after work is completed. Source: Kathy Brocks

Amazon Reneges on promise to pay contract drivers. No option for drivers to decline. This is sent after work is completed. Source: Kathy Brocks

A typical day is 47 to 60 plus packages. It takes me about 30 to 35 minutes to scan and load that many packages into my vehicle according to 4 digit category which can be something like 4385, 4380, 4395, 4370. So you may have 15 to 20 for category 4385 or 10 for category 4395 or 25 of another. I put the largest boxes in first in the trunk and the smaller ones on the back seat often separating with a brown bag. The packages that I can not stuff in the trunk and in the back I will put on the front seat from the floor to the door level. Some may go above door level but I make sure I can see my mirror.
So, on 10/14/2016 for the first block I loaded up my car trunk, back seat and front seat with packages. Since additional blocks are not automatically added I had to constantly check for open blocks. A block did not become available til I had arrived back at the pick up location. I asked if I needed to scan more boxes or re-scan the ones already in my car.  The young woman said she needed to ask the supervisor. She walked away to the front desk, came back and said no just wait til 1:45 pm and then just finish delivering the packages already in my car from the first block. I completed delivering all the packages and when I finished the screen turned red and said I would not be paid for working the second block. It took me over 2 hours to finish delivering those packages during 2 pm to 5 pm block. The message has an “ok” button. So, if you hit it, its like a confirmation to non-payment. It does not give you the option to say “no i do not agree”. No one agrees to work free after accepting work for payment. So, I sent an email explaining what happened and support sent me an email stating they can not see where I worked on 10/14/2016, 2 pm to 5 pm. I am still writing trying to get payment for this block. As of today 10/31/2016, I still have not been paid for working that block.
On, 10/16/2016, The same thing happened but I did get paid after I sent an email. The picture in red shows what happens when Amazon Flex refuses to keep promise to pay contract drivers after work completed.

On the day in question 10/14/2016 I delivered to a white house before delivering to the golf course. I delivered to addresses off of Ferry street near the gigantic indoor golf building, including delivering letter package to the same  golf building on celebration and odyssey roads off of Ferry street.  I delivered to a woman off of Ferry street who said her birthday was 10/14/2016.

I delivered packages to the very large luxury apartments across from the real-estate building who name begins with a “C”.  The older female security guard took my name and plate number and said she finds it hard to get use to contract delivery drivers and told me to take packages to the leasing office and do not go onto the property just to the office.  I delivered to a business that I had to call support to get help to find. This was behind the luxury apartments.  I delivered to a location off Ferry road with building number 2180 which had a very large barking dog.  The woman had to come out side to get package. That was my last package of the day about 4:10 pm for 10/14/2016. Since my questions and complaints began work availability has dramatically decreased to no work slots available.  I am not sure if the two are related.  I am sharing my story in the hope that this behavior by Amazon Flex  and other companies like it will stop cheating and mistreating contract employees and pay the funds owed.

This Weekend: Kingdom Culture prayer and music to uplift Texas

This weekend in Killeen Texas, Faith Organization, Kingdom Culture is opening its doors to the community and anyone that wants prayer, hearts healed, to be infused with hope and joy through music to come out this Sunday July 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., at 828 S. Fort Hood Street, Killeen, Texas 76541, to receive your blessing.  Community leaders are coming out in unity to lift their voices in prayer for Texas and the United States of America and where-ever the feet of the body of Christ is directed. Come get loved by these joyful men and women of God:

Rapologist: Lachanda Wilson Nicole, Daniel Cold Front Blackellar
Psalmist and Minister: Jamika Willis
Ministers: Trae Crockett and wife Stephanie Monique Crockett                                                                                                                                             Entrepreneur and Marketplace Minister: Phil Smith
Apostles Azeez Jinadu and wife Tonetta Harris Jinadu
and many more

 

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