Pledge Peace http://pledgepeace.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:30:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pledgepeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Pledge Peace http://pledgepeace.org/ 32 32 Waverlyfest will take over the city for the 4th of July weekend | Community https://pledgepeace.org/waverlyfest-will-take-over-the-city-for-the-4th-of-july-weekend-community/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/waverlyfest-will-take-over-the-city-for-the-4th-of-july-weekend-community/

Sam Crisler, The Waverly News

WAVERLY – Tracy Hernandez lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to Waverly five years ago.

“And I just fell in love with it,” she said.

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce secretary attributes her affinity for the city to its sense of community that she struggled to find in Lincoln. There have been no events in Lincoln similar to Waverlyfest, which takes place this weekend on Saturday and Monday, July 4, with nearly a dozen events spread over its two days.

“I’ve never been to an event in Lincoln where I felt like I was hanging out with 3,000 of your closest friends,” she said.

Events begin on Saturday evening with street dancing, sponsored by the Waverly Community Foundation. It takes place at Waverly Plaza, with music performed by Nebraska band Kimball Street. Doors to the event open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m.

Waverlyfest takes Sunday off, but it heats up on July 4, kicking off at 7 a.m. with the Kiwanis Pancake Feed at Waverly VFW Post 9875. The Kiwanis Kids Parade leaves shortly after, departing at 8:30 a.m. from Center Azria Health Care at 11041 N. 137th St.

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Next is Hernandez’s favorite event – the Waverly Community Chamber of Commerce Parade at 11 a.m. She remembers the year when the parade’s theme was “Christmas in July” and a station wagon was decorated to look like Clark Griswold’s Ford Taurus Wagon from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

“People work a lot to make sure people have a good time, and it’s just fun,” Hernandez said. “It’s so worth it.”






The parade’s theme is “Fun in Waverly,” which city administrator Stephanie Fisher, who also acts as the parade’s organizer, said was a nod to the Fourth of July fireworks. as well as a motto of relief after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After everything we’ve been through for the past few years, I think it’s time to have some fun,” Fisher said.

Three lunch options follow the parade at 12:30 p.m., each at a church in Waverly. Bethlehem Covenant Church will serve pulled pork sandwiches, fries and drinks. The First United Methodist Church will be offering ice cream and hot dogs. And Peace Lutheran will serve burgers, hot dogs and ice cream.

“All three churches have some pretty amazing food and ice cream, so people will definitely want to eat it,” Hernandez said.

At 1 p.m., the Horizon Bank Money Dive at Waverly Pool, in which kids are challenged to dive to the bottom of the pool for coins. The pool will be open to the public for free swimming after the Money Dive.

Waverlyfest will be capped off later that night at 10 p.m. with a fireworks display sponsored by the Waverly Community Chamber of Commerce.

Hernandez thanks the churches, Waverly Area Kiwanis, Waverly Community Foundation the Chamber and Horizon Bank for coming together to make Waverlyfest possible.

“If we didn’t have all these big companies and all these organizations participating and doing their part, we wouldn’t have the big celebration that we have,” Hernandez said.

All of the events together create what Hernandez says is an important demonstration of Waverly’s sense of community.

“I want us to be connected, I want us to live together, I want us to have fun together and help each other, and I want us to be a real community,” Hernandez said. “I just think all these different activities are a step towards that.”

Sam Crisler is a reporter for The Waverly News. Contact him by email at samuel.crisler@wahoonewspaper.com.

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2022 marks a dangerous year for law enforcement in Arizona, statistics show https://pledgepeace.org/2022-marks-a-dangerous-year-for-law-enforcement-in-arizona-statistics-show/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 04:57:19 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/2022-marks-a-dangerous-year-for-law-enforcement-in-arizona-statistics-show/

2022 has been a particularly dangerous year for Arizona peace officers, as more than a dozen officers have been injured on duty since the start of the year.

So far in 2022, two officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty, including the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed on June 28. The first death of a peace officer occurred on June 2, when White Mountain Apache Police Department constable Adrian Lopez was shot and killed during a traffic check.

In addition to the two fatalities, more than a dozen officers statewide have been injured in the line of duty, since December 2021.

The shooting that seriously injured Phoenix police officer Tyler Moldovan occurred in the early morning hours of December 14, when officers investigating reports of an erratically driving vehicle found a matching car at an apartment complex near 15th Avenue and Camelback Road.

As police searched the area for the driver, Constable Moldovan, 22, found the suspect, identified as Essa Kolareh Eugene Williams, 24, hiding behind an apartment patio wall.

Court documents show that Moldovan was shot eight times, including one in the head.

“Subject was on the phone to tell someone he was going to jail,” read part of the court documents. “[Moldovan] asked subject if he had any weapons and he said no. The male subject pulled a handgun from his waist, pointed it at the officer, and fired several times.”

The Moldovan officer fell to the ground and the suspect continued to shoot him “as he lay on the ground unresponsive”.

After the shooting, Williams allegedly attempted to remove Moldovan’s handgun from its holster before being tackled by another officer.

The Moldovan officer was initially on life support in extremely critical condition, but in January 2022, the department announced that Agent Moldovan was released from the hospital and sent to a rehab facility. In June, it was reported that The Moldovan officer returned home.

In one incident in February, 9 Phoenix police officers were injured during a barricade situation.

Of the nine officers injured, four were shot.

Phoenix police officials said at the time that the incident began after a woman was allegedly shot in a home just after 2 a.m. on February 11. In a critical incident briefing released Feb. 25, Phoenix police officials said it was the suspect in the shooting, identified as 36-year-old Morris Richard Jones III, who called police, claiming that his wife had been shot by an intruder.

When an officer approached the house, Jones allegedly invited him inside before shooting him repeatedly in an ambush.

“The first officer was shot several times. He was the most seriously injured. Not life threatening. At this time it is expected that he will survive,” said Phoenix Police Sergeant. Andy Williams.

“Chilling because there was no opportunity for my officer to do what he was trained to do,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.

Reinforcement officers later arrived and surrounded the house, with Jones barricaded inside.

At some point during the clash, a man inside the house, since identified as the victim’s brother, came out and placed a baby on the floor before being arrested. The female victim has been identified as Shatifah Lobley, 29, of Phoenix. This man was seen on video walking outside dropping off the child, then walking towards police with his hands in the air. Police officials said they arrested the man and that he is cooperating with investigators.

“Family members have confirmed to our detectives that the baby is one month old and is a shared child between Lobley and suspect Morris Richard Jones,” Phoenix police said in a Feb. 12 news release.

As officers approached the house to retrieve the baby, the shooter opened fire. Eventually the police were able to get inside the house and found Jones dead with Lobley.

This shooting, which injured Phoenix police officer Denise Bruce-Jones, occurred on April 14 at a convenience store near Cave Creek and Beardsley Roads. At the store, officers said a woman called them, saying she had gone to the gas station to meet with officers and tell them about the situation because she was too scared to meet at her home.

“They were there for a while, talking to a lady. I turn my back when [I hear] shots, maybe 10 of them, and seeing an officer fall,” witness Gary Macagni said.

Witnesses saw one officer jump over the other for cover, but the damage was already done.

“They took an ambulance down the street over there, with about four or five police cars following the ambulance,” Gene Onstein said.

Bruce-Jones, 40, was shot at least once in the stomach. For a while, a blue alert was issued for the suspect, identified as Nicholas Cowan. The alert was later cancelled. Cowan was later arrested following a barricade situation at a property near 66th Street and Osborn Road in Scottsdale.

In an incident on June 14, a Phoenix police detective was taken to hospital after being shot multiple times by two men, officials said.

The incident occurred in south of phoenix, just before 12:15 p.m. near 39th Avenue and Baseline Road, when a detective was conducting a follow-up investigation inside an unmarked car. While the detective was inside her car, a vehicle stopped and slowed down beside her before continuing on the road. Shortly after, the same vehicle returned to the area and drove past the detective’s car again. The vehicle then stopped behind the detective’s car and two men got out.

“Both men got out of the car with handguns drawn and pulled masks over their faces,” said Sgt. said Philip Krynsky. “Through the rear view mirror, the detective was able to see the actions of the two men and proceeded to put on her police ballistic vest and draw her handgun.”

One of the men stood in front of the detective’s car, while the other stood in front of the passenger door.

The two men then fired 19 shots at the car, hitting the detective multiple times as she exited her vehicle.

“Due to his injuries, the detective was unable to return fire.” sergeant. Krynsky added.

After the shooting, the two men ran to their car. The detective was able to call for help on his radio. The two suspects, identified as Ahmani Gordon, 22, and Aaron Ware, 22, were later arrested and jailed for attempted first degree murder.

Police officials said the shot officer was a 19-year veteran of the department and his ballistic vest saved his life.

Police union officials demand change

As more police are injured on duty, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association officials are demanding change.

“It’s mind-boggling, so it’s time to stand up as a community and say we stand with our police, and enough is enough,” said PLEA’s Darrell Kriplean. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s something I’ve never experienced in 28 years as a police officer. This year is something.”

Recently, the Phoenix police created an entire division to suppress gun violence. Ministry officials said homicide cases with firearms have increased by 45% this year compared to the same period last year.

The increase in gun crime is not unique to Phoenix, as similar increases are occurring in other parts of the country.

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U.S. Forest Service law enforcement vehicles park near the Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering in Adams Park.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today

Hilary Markin, public information manager for the National Rainbow Incident Management Team, reported that U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officers had issued 91 enforcement actions so far. Monday, June 27 to participants in the 50e Rainbow Gathering anniversary at Adams Park in northern Routt County.

Markin said the enforcement actions covered issues such as damage to natural resources, inoperable equipment, possession or distribution of narcotics, aggravated assault on a peace officer, criminal in possession of firearm and an officer’s resistance or escape.

“A lot of it ends up being investigated, and I can’t divulge any additional information,” Markin said Tuesday of the enforcement action.



“Most of our interactions with family members (Rainbow) have been educational in nature and have not resulted in any enforcement action being taken,” Markin noted. “It’s been relatively quiet.”

Routt County Deputy Sheriff Doug Scherar said two people at the Rainbow Gathering were arrested on Sunday, June 26 after coming into contact with sheriff’s deputies following law enforcement issues on the circulation. The men, both in their 30s, were found to have outstanding minor warrants from outside Routt County, Scherar said.



During the 2021 National Rainbow Gathering which took place about half an hour south of Taos in the Carson National Forest and drew 7,000 attendees, authorities issued 600 enforcement actions, including arrests, tickets, written warnings and incident reports documenting a situation, Markin said.

Markin said the total costs associated with the 2021 National Rainbow Incident Management Team were approximately $535,000, including law enforcement costs and Forest Service administrative costs.

U.S. Forest Service officials and law enforcement officers walk with Rainbow Gathering representatives during a tour of the resource management site at Adams Park on June 17.
Suzie Romig / Steamboat Pilot and Today

Attendance at the Rainbow Gathering at Adams Park was estimated at 2,500 as of Monday, June 27.

“We will see the numbers increase throughout this week with the high point coming on July 4,” Markin said.

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Meet Rhys Li: the community-minded entrepreneur changing the face of business consulting https://pledgepeace.org/meet-rhys-li-the-community-minded-entrepreneur-changing-the-face-of-business-consulting/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:22:59 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/meet-rhys-li-the-community-minded-entrepreneur-changing-the-face-of-business-consulting/

Running a business in 2022 is no small feat. From saturated industries to inflation, supply chain issues, digital advertising boom and everything in between; obstacles and obstacles can be overwhelming and even all-consuming if not approached from the right perspective – and with the right mindset. A community-minded entrepreneur is on a mission to give small businesses the tools they need to find freedom, enjoy their lives, and thrive, without fear that their business will survive.

Meet Rhys Li, the Amsterdam-based entrepreneur, MBA, CPA, trainer, consultant, strategic change management partner and business coach who is changing the face of modern business consulting. Born in India, raised in New York and now based in Amsterdam, Rhys Li has an innate passion for bridging the multicultural divide in the business coaching industry by providing bespoke mentoring and coaching services to clients around the world. .

Serving small business owners and individuals, Rhys Li draws on his 20 years of industry experience to craft his proprietary coaching method rooted in encouragement, organization, risk reduction and leadership. His unique methodology has been developed throughout his career working for US and Dutch companies in the financial sector, consumer products, technology, telecommunications, as well as oil and gas companies.

Rhys Li started his business with one goal in mind: to lend a hand. Busy entrepreneurs rarely take the time to relax and spend quality time with loved ones, often leading to burnout and loss of business. Rhys has a unique understanding of this difficult situation. On the one hand, he’s a busy entrepreneur himself, and on the other, he’s the son of a busy entrepreneur who has never taken a vacation and deeply understands the impact it has on a family. His one-of-a-kind personal and business development coaching method brings balance and peace of mind back into the equation with strategic planning and risk assessment.

“I think coaching and counseling can help business owners like my mom reduce stress, enjoy life a little more, and spend more valuable time with their family. Having your own business doesn’t mean necessarily freedom, without the right tools and mindset.–Rhys Li

Through proof of concept, dedication to innovation, and an unwavering commitment to helping customers thrive in the digital age, Rhys Li’s purpose-driven vision has come to fruition.

To learn more about Rhys Li, please visit: https://www.rhysli.co/

About Rhys Li

Rhys Li is an entrepreneur, MBA, CPA, trainer, consultant, strategic change management partner and goal-oriented business coach based in Amsterdam. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in the risk management and finance consulting industry, Rhys Li helps businesses and individuals improve processes, implement mission-critical systems and increase productivity. while reducing risk. Rhys Li has extensive experience working for US and Dutch companies in the financial sector, consumer products, technology, telecommunications, as well as oil and gas companies. Holding an unparalleled sense of leadership, Rhys Li empowers his clients to overcome challenges and obstacles with confidence using his proprietary coaching method.

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Community ‘devastated’ as six-year-old boy dies in horrific accident while father remains in hospital https://pledgepeace.org/community-devastated-as-six-year-old-boy-dies-in-horrific-accident-while-father-remains-in-hospital/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:09:06 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/community-devastated-as-six-year-old-boy-dies-in-horrific-accident-while-father-remains-in-hospital/

A six-year-old boy died following a horrific car accident last Monday.

Ethan McCourt of Toomebridge, Co Antrim has sadly passed away after he and his father were involved in a collision.

The young boy and his father, Declan, were taken to hospital, but tragically after five days, Ethan was taken off life support.

READ MORE:New details emerge in Tipperary deaths as Gardai believe ‘woman died of illness’

A funeral notice for the only child reads: “Ethan Michael, aged 6, beloved son of Oonagh and Declan, loving grandson of Bernard and Margaret McKenna and Mary and the late Mick McCourt (Slatequarry) , nephew of Patrick, Bernard, Michael, John, Stephen, Paul, Eileen (Devlin) and Siobhan (Koumparos).

“Funeral at his home, 1 Glovers Lane, Gloverstown Road, Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. for Angel Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Church of St. Mary Bellaghy, via webcam at Webcam – Bellaghy-Ballyscullion Parish (bellaghyparish.com) burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

“Angel of God, my dear guardian, To whom the love of God commits me here, On this day, be by my side, To enlighten, guard, reign and guide. Amen,

“Deeply missed by his mother, father, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins ​​and extended family.

“Ethan’s wake will begin at 12:00 p.m. Sunday”.

Tributes have poured in for Ethan as the local community mourns his heartbreaking loss.

Bellaghy Primary School Parent Teacher Association said: “Today I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of six-year-old Ethan McCourt, a pupil at St. Mary’s Primary School, Bellaghy, following this tragic accident last week.

“I cannot begin to imagine the impact of this devastating news on his family and the St. Mary’s school community.

“As a school family at Bellaghy PS, we send our deepest condolences to Ethan’s family circle, his friends and the staff at St. Mary’s PS”

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Center said: “We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ethan McCourt, a pupil of Saint Mary’s PS, Bellaghy. We ask our Diocesan School Community Diocese of Derry to keep family, friends and Ethan’s school community in their prayers. May he rest in peace, in God’s loving arms.”

Ethan’s elementary school and football club also shared their condolences with Ethan’s family.

St Mary’s Primary School said: “Rest in peace, Ethan

“We pray for the staff and children of Saint Mary’s Elementary School in Bellaghy and send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Ethan McCourt, nephew of our esteemed Governor Eileen Devlin.

“Rest in peace little Ethan”.

While Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC wrote: “We are devastated to hear the news that our underage player Ethan McCourt has sadly passed to his eternal rest following an accident earlier this week. Sincere condolences to his parents Oonagh & Declan and to the McKenna & McCourt extended families.

“Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis

“His father Declan remains in our thoughts as he continues to receive treatment at the hospital.”

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]]> Community Spotlight 2022.06.25 – Giant Bombshell https://pledgepeace.org/community-spotlight-2022-06-25-giant-bombshell/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/community-spotlight-2022-06-25-giant-bombshell/

Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, are once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best creative efforts of the Giant Bomb community! Well, I’m not beating around the bush this week, the overturning of Roe v. Wade set back fifty years for women’s reproductive health and rights in the United States. With signs that this Supreme Court decision could signal the detachment from marriage equality, birth control use, etc., it’s understandable that the staff and community of this site are pissed. We all should be. I want to thank the hundreds of you who commented in the community thread for this topic who remained non-insulting and proactive about what to do next. If, however, you were one of the half-dozen assholes who criticized Jan and Jess’s decision to delay Run for the Hills until next weekso, as Jan said, you can leave.

If you attended Friday’s Game Mess Mornings, you might know that site staff work with the ActBlue Abortion Fund to help provide women with healthcare and abortion resources. If you have even a small amount to give, consider doing so. On GameSpot, the site has an even more comprehensive and in-depth article on what everyone can do to fight for reproductive rights in the USA.

In terms of site-related housekeeping, Rorie posted a MASSIVE update on technical site issues, new products and bounty status in the Fire Bomb Chat feed. I forgot to put the link before, but if you haven’t looked yet Dan’s MinnMax interview on his WWE experience and why he’s coming back to Giant Bomb, absolutely listen to it. With all that in mind, let’s move on to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight!

Tweets

Gallery

Giant Bomb Games Ranking People (By: @jearum)

I’ll let you all know right now, jearum was on a roll this week. This week they’ve cooked up more fantastic works of art than I’ve ever seen a single person do in a week. With that, they decided to mix the new group of staff with the old review faces from GamePro magazine.

Cowabunga! (By: @jearum)

It seems that a certain group of juvenile monster martial artists are at a new zenith of popularity! And in true form, jea_rum decided to have some fun with a staff member as a result.

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Jan & Jess x Junji Ito (By: @jearum)

What better way to celebrate the upcoming end of the second season of Run for the Hills than by mixing Jess and Jan with the art of Junji Ito?

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Lucy Queen & John King Tarot Cards (By: @jearum)

As you may remember from last week’s Spotlight, jea_rum created art-themed tarot cards from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. This week they have a card for John (ie, EyePatch Wolf) and Lucy!

Gallery

Giant Bomb Anime Podcast Banner (By: @fobwashed)

Site friend Fobwashed enjoyed the direction of Giant Bomb’s animated podcast so much that he decided to make it an anime-themed banner!

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I jerk off too (By: @kone)

In response to the 06/17/22 UPFKone took the Giant Bomb logo and decided to create something very special for Rorie, Jeff Grubb, Jason and Jan. I don’t think we’ll see that on a t-shirt anytime soon.

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Activities

Continuation of the classification of the neon white giant bomb (By: @slax)

How many of you play Neon White? If so, here’s a link to the official community leaderboard! Post your Nintendo ID or Steam account and add others who also have it in the thread above!

Unofficial Game Pass Game Club voting thread for the cycle beginning 06/27/2022 (By: @bigsocrates)

Hey Giant Bomb community, it’s time to vote for the next Unofficial Game Pass Game Club topic! Telling Lies, Carrion, Paradise Killer, Olija, and Bugsnax are all voteable options this time around!

Citizen Sleeper is the 11th UUGPGC game (and it’s a great game)! Finish before 6/27 to enter! Mark all spoilers! (By: @bigsocrates)

Speaking of Community Game Pass Game Club, remember that Citizen Sleeper is the current game choice! If you have any ideas about the game, feel free to share them by clicking on the link!

Blogs

Game OVA Episode 1: City Hunter +

Indie Game of the Week 275: La-Mulana 2 (By: @mento)

It was certainly a pleasure to read!
It was certainly a pleasure to read!

I know what the community is itching for is the video game AND anime coverage on the site! Well, Moderator Mento has you covered with a preview of the City Hunter OVA AND PC Engine side-scrolling action-adventure game! Also, for this week’s edition of their “Indie Game of the Week”, Mento discovered La-Mulana 2! Read why they’re addicted even though they suspect they haven’t seen the “true“The Mulana 2!

Finishing Final Fantasy VI – Episode 1: Is This The Greatest Video Game Intro? (Also a VI Pixel Remaster review) (By: @zombiepie)

To kick off the summer, moderator ZombiePie throws a retrospective of Final Fantasy VI and the highs and lows of one of the greatest video games ever made. Also, if you want to read a review of the FF6 Pixel Remaster, this is for you!

Not E3 2022: Opening of the Summer Game Fest, PC Gaming Show (By: @gamer_152)

I can confirm, Kefka does not say the line.
I can confirm, Kefka does not say the line.

There’s more anti-E3 to mop up, and this time Moderator Gamer_152 watches the Summer Game Fest opener and PC Gaming Show. Now with 20% more contempt!

Peace out, Duders (By: @haychew21)

After last week’s Spotlight, I was asked privately if the Spotlight would avoid featuring blogs or threads in which community members say goodbye to the site. To their surprise, I said “no” and this blog to me is a perfect example of why. It’s normal to see the change on this site and say “I wish you all the best, but I want to move onwithout attacking new staff or others who disagree. This is, for many, a natural reaction to recent events, and you will always have the opportunity to say the same on this site. simply that the door is wide open for you to come back and chat with old friends.

Threads

Steam Summer Sale 2022 Discussion (By: @zombiepie)

How is your portfolio doing?
How is your portfolio doing?

Steam Summer Sale 2022 is here! So what has everyone in the community bought so far? Are there any discounted games that you highly recommend? Share and discuss your purchases or recommendations.

So what do we think of this year’s Steam sales gimmick? (By: @el_blarfo)

Speaking of the Steam Summer sale, what are everyone’s impressions of the Steam Summer 2022 gadget/game? Did any of you end up looking for answers or clues? Did this year’s game motivate you to buy games?

Neon White General Discussion and Level Support Thread (By: @zombiepie)

Unless you like Steam profile stuff, this seems like a waste of time.
Unless you like Steam profile stuff, this seems like a waste of time.

We now have a general discussion and level support line for Neon White on the site! If you have thoughts about the game or if you are stuck on a level, this thread is for you! Also, expertise is appreciated!

Botchamania 455! (By: @slapghost)

Very well, GOOD! Let’s talk about Dan “cameo” on Botchamania! Did you catch it? Where you surprised by the appearance? Join the discussion with the rest of the Giant Bomb wrestling community.

Thoughts on the Hot Wheels expansion trailer (By: @gtxforza)

What is your most impressive period in this game?
What is your most impressive period in this game?

There is an active discussion on the site about the recently announced Hot Wheels expansion for Forza Horizon 5. What would you like to see as an improvement over previous HW expansions? Also, what do you think this means for Playground?

Which third-person survival horror game are you most excited about? (By: @gameofadam)

The recent mush of conferences has brought a handful of third-person horror games to the fore. What game are you most looking forward to playing? Vote and discuss your choice!

The best PC indies of the last 10 years? (By: @dark)

Who would have thought that Hot Wheels would be a big talking point on the site?
Who would have thought that Hot Wheels would be a big talking point on the site?

With the “Summer Game Drought” almost here, what are the little titles and games you plan to discover in the coming months? What are the best indie games released on PC in the last ten years?

What kind of game products are currently in the dark ages? (By: @gtxforza)

Here’s a fun thread on the forums! Which franchises, IP addresses or genres do you think entered a “dark period“Lately? Many of you have been talking about the state of RTS and dreaming about the return of Ridge Racer!

Lists

Games where the final boss is the Pope (By: @mooseymcman)

More examples are obviously appreciated!
More examples are obviously appreciated!

Site friend MooseyMcMan is working on a list that chronicles every game where the final boss is the Pope or a Pope-like figure! If you can think of examples, they would greatly appreciate it!

my console (By: @marino)

This is an old job, but it has regained relevance thanks to a recent Voicemail Dumptruck. If you’re unfamiliar with the Eiffel 65 “My Console” that Jason talked about, check out this list Marino put together a few years ago to help you out.

Community reviews

This game seems to excite people.
This game seems to excite people.

Wiki page of the week

Capers with Castro

A really interesting game if you've never heard of it before.
A really interesting game if you’ve never heard of it before.

In honor of Pride Month, this week’s Wiki page is dedicated to Caper in the Castro, a 1989 point-and-click mystery about the gay community designed to draw attention to the AIDS epidemic. If you’ve never heard of this game, click the link above for an illuminating history lesson!

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Deadline is approaching to apply for SRSU law enforcement academy https://pledgepeace.org/deadline-is-approaching-to-apply-for-srsu-law-enforcement-academy/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:30:09 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/deadline-is-approaching-to-apply-for-srsu-law-enforcement-academy/

The application deadline for enrollment in Sul Ross State University H. Joaquin Jackson Law Enforcement Academy 2022 is July 1, according to a press release.

The academy offers two types of training programs. A Basic Police Academy is held annually and exceeds the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s 96-hour Basic Peace Officer Course requirements.

Cadets who successfully complete the basic police academy are eligible to take the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer exam. Those who pass this exam with a score of 70% or higher are then certified by TCOLE and can be hired by Texas law enforcement.

Second, the academy provides continuing education and training to law enforcement and corrections personnel in the Sul Ross State University service area. A variety of courses ranging from four hours to 40 hours are offered each semester.

These courses are designed to meet the training requirements mandated by TCOLE and to meet the unique training needs of agencies in the region.

More than 600 cadets have graduated from Sul Ross Academy since its inception in 1982 with a 100% employment rate, primarily by West Texas law enforcement, for those who pass the TCOLE BPOC.

For non-Sul Ross State students, tuition is $4,990 for the semester, which runs from August through December each year.

SRSU students who need credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or homeland security can earn up to 12 hours at the academy and receive both their diploma and their peace officer’s license . Graduate students can earn up to three credit hours for the same two degrees. They can also take advantage of reduced tuition fees.

To complete the prescreening application, visit tinyurl.com/yd3k4ec4.

For more information call 432-837-8166 or email [email protected]

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Mayor mends ties with community representative after public row https://pledgepeace.org/mayor-mends-ties-with-community-representative-after-public-row/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:55:28 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/mayor-mends-ties-with-community-representative-after-public-row/

CHERRY HILL — Mayor Susan Shin Angulo says she believes she has made peace with Windsor Mews Rep. Valerie Katz following an angry verbal clash the two had at a city council meeting of May.

The May 23 meeting turned combative following a recent animal attack at Windsor Mews.

Township officials and residents say a dog severely mutilated a 4-month-old puppy that was walking around the neighborhood. Residents said the attacking dog was meant to be leashed and muzzled when out, due to an incident a year earlier, and police were slow to respond.

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Angulo said in a June 22 interview that she quickly realized she had made a mistake in how she handled Katz’s criticism.

“And literally the next day I went to her house, I was greeted by her, I apologized,” Angulo said. “I said, you know, ‘We shouldn’t have said that. I’m so sorry it got out of hand.

Angulo said the Katz family invited her to an upcoming community block party at Windsor Mews.

“And so, we continually have this wonderful relationship,” Angulo said. “And we knew we were on the same page about it. And we want to make sure that every Cherry Hill community is protected.

Katz could not be reached for comment. She is president of the neighborhood homeowners association.