3 simple no-bake brunch hacks

first_img3 simple no-bake brunch hacksIn the heat of summer, a homemade brunch can seem like a daunting task, but don’t let that stop you from entertaining. Everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes to coffee cake require a hot oven or stove and can weigh heavy in your stomach on a hot day. When the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or eat a heavy meal, follow these easy no-bake brunch hacks to keep cool and have a delicious brunch on the table all summer long.Made-to-order smoothiesSummer calls for fresh, seasonal produce whizzed into a chilled smoothie. Choose a few recipes ahead of time and give guests the option to select from the ingredients available. For a more filling smoothie, add protein powder, oats or peanut butter.Hint: Skip the tedious task of cleaning the blender between each smoothie by borrowing blenders from friends and family so each recipe has its own. Plus, multiple blenders allow the option to blend more than one smoothie at a time.Bagel bar with toppingsGuests will love this hands-on approach to brunch, and hosts will love this hands-off approach to entertaining. Simply plate a variety of bagels and fill the table with cream cheese and pre-sliced toppings like fruits, veggies and herbs.Hint: Trade regular baking cream cheese for something you can feel good about sharing with your family and guests: Arla cream cheese, which is made with only four core ingredients – milk, cream, cheese culture and salt. That way, the only added ingredients at brunch are the ones guests choose from the toppings table.Don’t forget to put out a toaster (or two) to give guests the option to toast or not toast, and let the rest happen naturally. For additional goodness, serve the bagels with seasonal fruit, both for enjoying on its own and for dipping into extra Arla cream cheese.Make-ahead yogurt parfaitsRest easy knowing everything is taken care of with make-ahead yogurt parfaits. Find decorative plastic cups at any party store for easy cleanup, then layer plain or vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy toasted nuts and coconut. Change up the flavors in some of the parfaits so guests can choose their favorites. If picky eaters are in attendance, top a few parfaits with chocolate sprinkles for a more enticing (and good-for-them) treat.Hint: Granola is a tasty topper for parfaits, but can get soggy if left overnight. To avoid, toss on the granola minutes before the party begins.At any brunch, coffee is a must. For a cooler approach, provide an iced coffee option alongside chilled orange juice and iced tea. With fresh, summery spreads like these, guests will never realize their host didn’t bake a thing.Brandpointcontent.comlast_img read more

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L-Band RF Matrix Switch Radically Reduces Satellite Energy, Space, and Cabling

first_imgQuintech Electronics and Communications at the Satellite 2015 Event unveiled its XTREME 256 Matrix – A L-Band Matrix switch that radically reduces satellite earth station energy, space, and cabling requirements. Quintech’s next-gen XTREME 256 is a 128×128 scalable L-Band Matrix switch that delivers a more than six-fold (6.5X) reduction in electrical power consumption, while saving over 3.5 miles (5.6km) of RF cable runs per comparable system.The XTREME 256’s unique design reduces the number and length of cables and connections up to 97% compared with legacy systems, which can require miles of coaxial cable and 1,000s of watts of power to operate. Advanced RF design and power management technology allow the XTREME 256 to achieve industry leading RF performance while cutting power consumption by up to 80% — for greener operation.Compared with legacy systems, which are very labor-intensive to install and maintain, the XTREME 256 Matrix reduces labor and maintenance requirements while enhancing productivity and uptime through features such as hot-swappable component cards and redundant power supplies which can be rapidly and easily replaced.Additional XTREME 256 advantages include: Flexible matrix architecture (patent pending) allows symmetric or asymmetric configurations Integrated expansion technology eliminates the need for external splitter/combiner modules for expansion up to 384×384″. Scalable, modular, multi-chassis architecture expands up to 2048×2048. Built in self-testing and diagnostics for instant fault detection. Hot-swappable RF cards plus redundant and hot-swappable controllers, fans, and power supplies provide the highest uptime for critical applications. Most compact size 128×128 matrix fitting in a 12 RU height x 20” depth chassis Local control via 15” front-panel touch screen, and multiple industry standard remote control options including web GUI, TCP/IP, SNMP, etc.last_img read more

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RF SoC Enables Users to Develop Complex Wireless Applications

first_imgNordic Semiconductor has announced that Mumbai-based technology company, CWD Innovations, Nordic’s first official module partner in India, has selected the Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) nRF52832 System-on-Chip (SoC) for its ‘CBTMN32’ module.The CBTMN32 module is a cost-efficient integrated development platform designed for a range of Bluetooth LE applications including connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) products, beacons, and Bluetooth LE mesh implementations across a range of sectors including lighting, transport and logistics, smart metering, as well as consumer products.The module is powered by Nordic’s nRF52832 multiprotocol SoC, which features a powerful 64MHz, 32-bit Arm Cortex M4F processor, 2.4GHz radio featuring -96-dBm RX sensitivity and offering a total link budget of >100dBm, and generous 512kB Flash memory and 64kB RAM, making the SoC an ideal choice for applications that are complex, processor-intensive, and/or require long range. The module offers the developer the flexibility to choose between an integrated PCB antenna and a u.fl connector for an external antenna.The CBTMN32 is accompanied by CWD’s proprietary development kit, which enables users with limited RF design experience to configure and evaluate the module. Development is further simplified by Nordic’s unique software architecture, which cleanly separates the RF software protocol stack from the developer’s application code, eliminating the risk of the stack being corrupted when developing, compiling, testing, and verifying application code.Nordic’s nRF52832 multiprotocol SoC combines the Arm processor with a 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (supporting Bluetooth 5, ANT, and proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol software). The SoC is supplied with Nordic’s S132 SoftDevice, a Bluetooth 5-certified RF software protocol stack for building advanced Bluetooth LE applications. The S132 SoftDevice features Central, Peripheral, Broadcaster and Observer Bluetooth LE roles, supports up to twenty connections, and enables concurrent role operation.last_img read more

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Mulai 25 Maret, MRT Jakarta Kenakan Tiket Meski Masih “Gratis”

first_img“Sudah beroperasi secara komersial untuk masyarakat pada 25 Maret, tapi kita belum kenakan biaya saat itu alias gratis hingga 31 Maret mendatang,” ujar William yang ditemui KabarPenumpang.com di Kantor MRT Jakarta, Jumat (22/3/2019).Dia mengatakan, dalam operasi pada 25-31 Maret 2019, selain tidak dikenakan tarif, waktu operasional mulai pukul 05.30 pagi hingga 22.30 malam. Dimana headway yang diberlakukan adalah sepuluh menit untuk setiap kedatangan kereta.Nantinya setelah beroperasi secara komersial di 1 April, William menjelaskan, pihaknya akan mengoperasikan MRT Jakarta dari pukul 05.00 pagi hingga 24.00 dan disini evakuasi akan ditingkatkan dengan headway nantinya bisa menjadi lima menit.“Setelah ini kita akan evaluasi selama satu hingga dua bulan berjalan kereta. Kereta yang akan digunakan sebanyak delapan rangkaian dimana tujuh dioperasikan dan satu sebagai cadangan dan headway di bulan Mei atau Juni bisa menjadi lima menit di jam sibuk dan 16 kereta akan beroperasi secara penuh,” jelasnya.Pada operasional secara komersial yang mulai di 25 Maret tersebut, jalur-jalur untuk disabilitas pun sudah berfungsi di 13 stasiun MRT yang ada. Bahkan bagi penyandang disabilitas yang menggunakan kursi roda, pihak MRT Jakarta juga akan menambahkan ramp agar lebih nyaman saat masuk dan keluar kereta MRT di stasiun tujuan atau keberangkatan.William menambahkan, hasil uji coba yang sudah dilakukan MRT Jakarta didapat data survey dari 5375 penumpang dimana 56,2 persennya perempuan. Dia mengatakan ada dua hasil yang didapat yakni kurangnya marka petunjuk penggunaan elevator maupun eskalator serta pengeras suara baik di stasiun maupun dalam kereta kurang keras.Baca juga: Mulai 1 April MRT Jakarta Resmi Beroperasi Komersial, Ini Kata Warga Kalau Tarifnya Rp1000 Per Km“Karena uji coba ini, maka kita akan tambahkan marka petunjuk untuk penumpang khususnya yang di undergrown. Sedangkan pengeras suara juga akan kita tingkatkan volumenya,” kata William.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJelang Operasional Penuh, MRT Jakarta Perkenalkan ‘Kartu Jelajah’ untuk Transaksi06/02/2019In “Darat”Anda Mau Coba MRT Jakarta Gratis? Jangan Lupa Daftar Pada 5 Maret 201926/02/2019In “Darat”Ayo Buruan Daftar Uji Coba Gratis MRT Jakarta, Kuota Tersisa Hanya untuk 193.252 Orang!06/03/2019In “Darat” Dirrektur Utama PT MRT Jkarta William Sabandar dan Direktur Keuangan Tuhiyat (KabarPenumpang.com) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta akan diresmikan pada 24 Maret 2019 besok oleh Presiden Republik Indonesia Joko Widodo. Pasalnya MRT Jakarta sudah mendapat izin operasi yang telah terbit pada 21 Maret 2019 dengan Keputusan Gubernur No.524/2019 dan No.525/2019 tentang perkeretaapian umum terkait prasarana dan sarananya.Baca juga: Alami Perbaikan, MRT Jakarta Terlambat 30 Menit dari Arah Blok M Menuju Bundaran HIDirektur Utama PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar mengatakan, dengan terbitnya keputusan ini maka MRT Jakarta resmi beroperasi secara legal karena sudah memenuhi syarat operasi. Dia menegaskan, setelah peresmian pada 24 Maret oleh Presiden, maka tanggal 25 Maret 2019, MRT Jakarta akan mulai beroperasi secara komersial untuk masyarakat.last_img read more

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Mau Mudik Naik Kereta? Jangan Lupa Sortir Barang Bawaan Kalau Tak Mau Bayar Kelebihan

first_imgExecutive Vice President PT KAI Daop I, Dadan R Rudiansyah mengatakan, penumpang diperbolehkan membawa bagasi ke dalam kereta api tanpa dikenakan biaya dengan berat maksimal 20 kg dengan volume maksimum 100 dengan dimensi 70 cm x 48 cm x 30 cm. Dia mengatakan, untuk barang yang melebihi batas akan dihitung 1,5 kali berat asli.Dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, untuk penumpang yang membawa kelebihan bagasi di kelas eksekutif Rp10 ribu per kilogramnya. Kelas bisnis Rp6 ribu dan kelas ekonomi Rp2 ribu. Pembayarannya pun mudah yakni ketika bagasi berlebih, penumang bisa langsung menbayar di loket stasiun.Ada pun bagasi yang boleh dibawa ke atas KA adalah alat musik seperti keyboard, terompet, gitar, akordion, kecapi, serta alat olahraga seperti peralatan golf yang dikemas dalam tas tertutup. Selain itu juga peralatan mancing yang dilindungi tabung PVC dengan ujung diputar atau pipa kabel listrik atau dibungkus bahan lainnya, alat eletronik di antaranya rice cooker, TV atau monitor tabung maksimum 17 inchi, tv atau monitor flat maksimum 24 inchi, DVD Player, dan lain-lain yang berukuran kecil.Sedangkan bagasi yang tidak bisa dibawa ke atas KA yaitu alat musik berupa grand piano, harpa, alat olahraga yakni papan selancar, alat elektronik seperti kulkas, mesin cuci, dan lain-lain yang berukuran besar. Barang-barang lainnya yang tidak diperbolehkan dibawa sebagai bagasi, meliputi binatang, narkotika psikotoprika atau zat adiktif lainnya, senjata api atau tajam, semua barang yang mudah terbakar atau meledak, dan semua barang berbau menyengat atau amis.“Bagasi yang dianggap pantas dibawa ke dalam kereta adalah barang-barang dengan berat dan volume yang dapat dibawa ke dalam kereta, disimpan di rak bagasi atas, di ruang tempat duduk penumpang, di bagian ujung kereta atau tempat lainnya yang tidak mengganggu kenyamanan, serta tidak berpotensi membahayakan atau menimbulkan kerusakan pada kereta,” tutur Dadan.Namun sayangnya dari pantauan yang dilakukan selama ini, penerapan tarif atas kelebihan bagasi belum efektif diterapkan. Meski terdapat timbangan pada area pintu masuk stasiun, acap kali penumpang yang membawa barang bawaan di bagasi tidak mendapat pemeriksaan dari petugas.Baca juga: [Tips] Kehabisan Tiket Kereta Lebaran? Jangan Keburu LoyoBiasanya antrean yang mengular di pintu masuk yang menjadikan petugas terkesan ‘melewatkan’ proses pengecekan bobot dan dimensi barang bawaan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTaruh Barang di Bagasi Kereta, Pahami Ketentuannya!11/01/2018In “Darat”PT KAI Siap Kenakan Tarif Kelebihan Bagasi Pada Penumpang, Tapi Apakah Efektif?26/02/2019In “Darat”PT KAI Luncurkan Kereta Penolong Tebaru, Sudah Dilengkapi Instalasi Gawat Darurat18/03/2019In “Darat” Penampakan rak bagasi penumpang kereta api Mudik menjelang Lebaran 2019 kian dekat, dan seperti biasa warga masyarakat banyak yang pulang ke kampung halaman dengan menggunakan jasa kereta api. Biasanya penumpang membawa barang yang cukup banyak sebagai oleh-oleh dari kota dan sebaliknya pun begitu ketika kembali dari kampung menuju ke kota.Baca juga:  Barang di Bagasi Kereta, Pahami Ketentuannya!Tapi apakah semua barang ini boleh di angkut kedalam kereta penumpang? Tahukah Anda, bahwasannya PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) memiliki batasan untuk membawa bagasi saat menumpang kereta?last_img read more

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The NFL Has Had Plenty of Changes Over the Last 100 Years; Here’s a Few That Have Shaped the Game

first_imgThe NFL is celebrating its 100th season in 2019, a milestone that probably many didn’t think they would make after the sport started and at times, struggled.But now the game is the biggest spectacle in all of the world, being seen every week by more people in the United States than any other sport.There’s been plenty of big changes to the spot over the 100 years to make it the game it is today, and today we will take a look at some of those changes that’s made the NFL the greatest sport in the world.Probably the biggest change to the game is that of the annual NFL Draft. Ever wonder how players got signed before the draft?Well, before 1936 teams would have crazy bidding wars to ink players, which would drive up salaries for unproven college graduates who would hold out for the biggest offer.Now the draft is a mega two-day event that is televised live on a number of networks. It’s the event that fans start talking about even before the season ends, and if you’ve ever used a site like Betway you can even play odds on what player is going to go first overall.While the draft has effected the game off the field, on the field the maturation of the forward pass is another reason the game is what it is today.Over the last 100 years no one that has studied the history of the game could have seen how the passing game could have become what it has.Look back at stats from the 40’s, 50’s, even up to the 80’s, and there’s games where winning quarterbacks would throw the ball 12-15 times, and back then it was considered A LOT of throwing downfield.Consider back in the 1932 season, no quarterback threw for more than 640 yards or nine touchdowns. Now it’s not uncommon for players to approach the yard total in one game.How about the way helmets have changed the game since its start as well? I’m sure if you’ve ever watched on places like YouTube old NFL videos, you see players wearing old weather helmets that look like they couldn’t protect anyone.Now companies like Schutt and Riddell every year come out with helmets that are safer, and more aerodynamic so players can look good and feel good.Player safety is the most important thing for the league, and having helmets that try to keep players on the field and avoiding concussions are a huge factor that’s changed the game from its start.For more breakthrough things that have changed the game over the last century, check out the infographic below! Related TopicsNFLNFL 100 Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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AK LNG Project Coming In At Lower End Of Budget

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fritz Krusen with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation told the Kenai-Soldotna Chambers of Commerce yesterday that the AK LNG Project is still transitioning to total state ownership, and praised the quality of the work which was done in the pre-FEED stage. Krusen: “That’s our aspirational target, to actually file the Section 3 application with FERC in the first quarter of 2017. I will say that’s a stretch, but that’s our aspirational target.” Krusen says the State of Alaska and the Big 3 oil companies have had their ‘A+’ team on the project and thanks to the work that’s been done, the project may come in closer to the bottom end of the projected budget of $45-65 billion… Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre expressed concern over the State’s intention to seek tax-exempt status for the Project. The Kenai Peninsula Borough would lose roughly $300,000 each year in property tax revenue if the Project takes the tax-exempt route. Krusen acknowledged the concern. Many of the questions from audience members went unanswered. Nikiski resident Bill Warren asked about the status of the 600 acres of Project land in his community, which currently sits empty and may depress property prices in the area. Jocelyn O’Connor with the Project’s Kenai office acknowledged that the Project will need at least 800 acres and said those details are still being worked out as the State takes over ownership from the Big 3.center_img The Project team hopes to complete the ‘major aspects’ of the ownership transition by the end of this year, and file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission early next year. Krusen: “The Project team, led by ExxonMobil, ConcoPhillips, BP participating, have just done a superb job of optimizing the technical and execution parts of the project. So coming into pre-FEED there was a possible range of $45-65 billion. They did good work, they came up with clever technical solutions, they came up with optimized execution plans and that brings us down to the lower end the $45 billion range, as expressed by the Project Manager Steve Butt.” Governor Walker has promised that the project won’t be built unless it is commercially viable. The State is aiming to have the Project running by 2020, which is the nearest date that experts say demand for LNG is likely to outpace supply.last_img read more

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Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

first_imgSubstitute Gaku Shibasaki added a third with a brilliant piece of skill and vision in the 80th minute, and although Sardor Rashidov managed to pull one back for the Uzbeks, Takashi Usami and Kengo Kawamata both struck late to give Japan an emphatic victory.The win came four days after Halilhodzic, who took over from Javier Aguirre less than three weeks ago, presided over a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in his first game in charge, and the Bosnian was understandably pleased at how things have gone so far.“It was a spectacular match,” said Halilhodzic. “Uzbekistan never gave up and they are a very good team. We stayed organized right until the end, and we scored some good goals. We had chances to score even more, and I want to say ‘bravo’ to the players.”Aoyama got the game off to an explosive start when he notched his first international goal in the sixth minute. Takashi Inui swung in a corner that Uzbekistan goalkeeper Akbar Turaev punched clear, but Aoyama was on hand to fire it right back with a booming drive that fizzed into the top corner.Inui went close to adding another just moments later, before Keisuke Honda almost caught Turaev out with an audacious looping effort that dropped just the wrong side of the crossbar.The Uzbeks began to show some attacking intent of their own as the game settled down, and Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima had to be alert to smother the ball at Rashidov’s feet midway through the first half.Islom Tukhtakhujaev almost equalized with a back-post header from a 41st-minute free kick, but Japan made it to the break unscathed and emerged for the second half with Kosuke Ota and Hiroki Mizumoto replacing Atsuto Uchida and Yasuyuki Konno.The changes took less than 10 minutes to pay off. Ota lofted a cross to the back post after a promising attack involving Inui and Shinji Kagawa looked to have broken down, and Okazaki met it with a diving header to double Japan’s lead.Man-of-the-moment Usami entered the fray minutes later to win his second cap, and the Gamba Osaka forward almost had an immediate impact as he lashed in a wicked cross that Okazaki narrowly failed to get on the end of.Shibasaki then put Japan in the clear with a wonderful goal 10 minutes from time. A Japan counterattack saw Uzbek ‘keeper Turaev caught in no-man’s land, and Shibasaki had the presence of mind to lift it over his head from just outside the center circle.Rashidov pulled one back for the visitors when he found himself unmarked in the 82nd minute, but Usami restored Japan’s cushion with his first international goal, surging into the box and thumping the ball past Turaev, before Kawamata put the icing on the cake with a late header.“I hit the ball sweetly and I thought it was going in,” said Usami, who won his first cap against Tunisia after being surprisingly passed over by Aguirre for the Asian Cup. “It has taken me a while to get here but now I’ve made a good start, and I think I made the most of it and showed what I could do.” KEYWORDS Japan turned on the style to sweep Uzbekistan aside 5-1 on Tuesday night and give new manager Vahid Halilhodzic the perfect start with two wins out of two.Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama blasted Japan into a sixth-minute lead with a long-range strike at Ajinomoto Stadium, before Shinji Okazaki doubled the advantage with a diving header in the 54th minute. RELATED PHOTOS Happy times: Japan’s Toshihiro Aoyama celebrates with teammate Shinji Kagawa after scoring his team’s first goal in the sixth minute against Uzbekistan on Tuesday. | AP Major highlight: Japan’s Gaku Shibasaki scores past Uzbekistan goalkeeper Akbar Turaev in the 80th minute of Tuesday’s international friendly at Ajinomoto Stadium. Japan beat Uzbekistan 5-1. | KYODOcenter_img Head games: Uzbekistan’s Lutfulla Turaev (left) and Japan’s Toshihiro Aoyama vie for the ball during Tuesday’s international friendly at Ajinomoto Stadium. | AP Uzbekistan, Takashi Usami, Vahid Halilhodzic GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Alaskan Electors Cast Their Votes In Juneau

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s three electors cast their votes for President this morning in Juneau. The three electors took the stage and completed the official paperwork quietly, with a single protest sign seen in the audience. They are: former Governor Sean Parnell, Jacqueline Tupou, and Carolyn Leman. The three electors were instructed to cast their votes for the Republican Presidential candidate Donald J Trump, in accordance with Alaska’s vote during this year’s general election. The event was opened by Alaska’s Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke at 11am in Juneau’s new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives, and Museum. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot addressed the crowd briefly, saying Governor Bill Walker is still returning to Alaska and to his office after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The ceremony finished with the Alaska Youth Choir and Juneau Douglas High School Student Choir singing the Alaska flag song.last_img read more

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Director Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Council Asked To Step Down

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker and Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan have reportedly asked the Director of Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to step down, taking the state in a ‘new direction.’ Both men praised Lauree Morton, who worked with the Council for nine years and was its leader since 2011. Monegan said the state’s current approach to these issues hasn’t been working, with Alaska still famously ranked #1 for rates of domestic violence and sex assault. He says he wants to focus more on early education and prevention, rather than simply reacting to crimes which have already taken place. Domestic violence and sex assault rates continue to climb, but experts say that’s also because more of these issues are being reported to law enforcement officers now than they had been in the past. Morton resigned her position last month, amidst praise from her peers and state leaders. Jayne Andreen has been chosen as the Council’s interim director. The recruitment process for a permanent leader will begin at the Council’s next meeting in the new year.last_img read more

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