Miami-Dade’s Board of County Commissioners Passes Domestic Violence Resolution

first_img“I am very appreciative of the Board of County Commissioners for sponsoring Vice Chair Sosa’s Resolution and for promoting an awareness campaign to fight domestic violence,” said State Attorney Fernandez Rundle. “Our victims need to know they are not alone.” “We need an awareness campaign to ensure potential victims in our community know the courts are open and issuing protective orders, and police are available to respond to abusive and violent calls. Shelter and services are available”, she said in a release. State Attorney Fernandez Rundle appeared before the Commission to make an important presentation regarding domestic violence, delivering the message that staying home does not mean staying trapped in a situation of domestic violence. For those who have been living in an abusive relationship, domestic violence is a great concern especially during this time. Being in self-isolation due to this COVID-19 crisis and staying at home with someone who is an abuser could be a matter of life or death. The SAO MOVES (Mobile Operations Victim Emergency Services) program staff are providing community outreach services throughout the community for domestic violence victims, contacting victims to assess their immediate needs, offer safety planning and services, and attempting video pre-file conferences in effort to protect the victims and ensure a stronger case when the matter goes to court. As of May 4th, shelters in the community are available and all are CDC compliant. The State Attorney’s Office prosecutors and support staff, both misdemeanor and felony, are working remotely to file criminal cases and assist victims. center_img Miami – At the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting held on May 5th, 2020, Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa advanced legislation supporting the creation of an outreach campaign with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to inform domestic violence victims that shelters, domestic violence courts and service providers are available and have taken steps to keep families together and safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle Victims can call the State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit at 305-547-0140. For services, victims can call Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) Helpline at 305-285-5900.last_img read more

Presque Isle County woman dies in house fire

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisPosen and Rogers City area fire departments responded to reports of the structure fire. High winds caused the flames to spread through house quickly. Sixty-nine–year–old victim Carole Orr was found inside the home after a search was conducted. The fire is not suspicious at this time. Investigation into the cause continues.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: fire, Orr, Posen, presque isle, PulawskiContinue ReadingPrevious From the gym to the range, Alpena Hall of Famer Donald Deadman is happy to helpNext Photo of the Day for Monday, May 20last_img read more

Tamarindo Talk

first_imgNo related posts. From July 15 to 26, there will be a Tamarindo Adventure Camp, sponsored by TIDE Academy and the Tamarindo Community Center. Kids will get a chance to surf, play soccer and tennis, do yoga and hang out on the beach. There will also be dancing and music, drama exercises, and a science exploratorium. The camp will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring sunscreen, surfboard, swimsuit and a change of clothes; lunch is available for purchase, as is water and snacks. Register via email at TIDEAcademy or call 8658-1171.Over at Copacabana every Wednesday, you can hear live music with Interiorama. The sounds commence at 4:30 p.m. and continue through sunset.Nick Holt is a fitness trainer here in Tamarindo who has been getting phenomenal results for his clients using functional training – body weight training focusing on movements rather than muscles. He gives personal and group training both on the beach and at Tamarindo Gym in one-hour sessions, the latter using the TRX suspension method.Nick will also provide nutritional guidance. His certifications include TRX and FMS (functional movement screen), and he is in the process of getting a CSCS strength and conditioning accreditation. As an avid surfer, Nick can improve your ability to paddle and surf, and he offers surf lessons as well. After checking out his website at, email him at –Ellen Zoe Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Capcom is excited by the PS5s loading times and VR tech

first_imgUS$278.65 Buy TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago $284.95 PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Consolecenter_img $278.65 $297.80 Capcom, like other developers, is currently testing out PlayStation 5 devkits and sees exciting potential with the new hardware.   Sony’s PlayStation 5 should be quite beastly. The system will feature all new customized AMD chips including a potent Navi GPU in tandem with a Zen 2 CPU to deliver high-end console gaming. Other features like full native backward compatibility with PS4 games will ensure a smooth transition. But Capcom also sees big opportunities with other features like the PS5’s ultra-fast broadband SSD. In a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu (as translated by Twinfinite), Capcom’s games division head Jun Takeuchi says the PS5’s beefy specs and blazing-fast memory can drastically improve immersion. Loading times break immersion and action games like Devil May Cry stand to gain quite a bit from the PS5’s expanded hardware, and Capcom is eager to use the console to its full potential to optimize its games.  Seamless play across all devices was a big part of Sony’s new business model and Takeuchi agrees with this approach. Sony is putting emphasis on being able to play PlayStation games anywhere regardless if you own a console or not. Capcom is a big believer in this idea–they’ve experimented with streaming their games in Japan on the Switch–and wants to diversify its offerings using cloud-based services. Sony strongly hinted PlayStation Now will come to mobile phones at some point and when it does Capcom should be a big part of this push.   Read Also: PlayStation 5: Everything We Know So Far  VR stands to benefit tremendously from the PS5’s boosted power. The console is fully compatible with existing PlayStation VR headsets, Sony confirmed, but a new revamped HMD will likely accompany the system’s release in 2020 or thereabouts. Takeuchi wants to use the PS5’s might to deliver more immersive VR experiences and push existing games like the RE7 VR adaptation to new heights. Capcom is currently developing new AAA games for next-gen consoles and is undoubtedly finding new tricks and ways to harness the PS5 devkit’s raw performance. The company confirmed that multiple new games were in development using its proprietary RE Engine, and that the engine itself was built with new console power in mind. The toolset was built from the ground up for Resident Evil 7, and is so flexible and robust that it was used on all of Capcom’s recent heavy hitters including the monstrous Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 2 REmake, and even action games like Devil May Cry 5. As the games industry heats up for the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett console war we should start seeing some massive innovations from the biggest players. With its library of hit IPs and strong RE Engine toolset, Capcom is uniquely positioned to tap the rich vein of Sony’s hardware and services roadmap and could help lead the charge into a new generation of high-end, ultra-immersive gaming. last_img read more