Board Docs - Sep 23, 2014 - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting
1.05 [9:20 a.m.] Staff Briefing Followed by Commissioners’ Work Session: APFO Committee Recommendations (Mr. Jason Groth, Chief of Resource Infrastructure Management/Mr. John Mudd, Resource Manager, Resource and Infrastructure Management)Read more...
Board Docs - Sep 23, 2014 - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting
1.03 [9:10 a.m.] Commissioners Approval ItemsRead more...
For the 2014 Gubernatorial General Election, citizens of Charles County are able to vote at one of two designated early voting locations:
The Charles County Board of Elections Office
201 East Charles Street
La Plata, MD 20646
The St. Charles Gleneagles Neighborhood Center
4900 Kirkcaldy Court
Waldorf, MD 20602
Early voting centers will be open for voting from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday, Oct. 23 through and including Thursday, Oct. 30. Charles County voters may vote at either designated early voting center. Addresses, driving directions and photographs of all of the early voting centers are available at www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html
As an uncommon strain of virus continues its march across the country — displaying up most not too long ago in Pennsylvania and Virginia — well being officials in Maryland are warning medical doctors to be on the lookout and advising parents to prepare.
Enterovirus is typical, with millions in the United States sickened every single year, most with mild cases.
But the reasonably rare strain referred to as EV-D68 can trigger severe respiratory illness in children with asthma or other overall health situations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Manage and Prevention warns.
... casino war to win
There are times for pomp and circumstance and there are times to get the show on the road.
MGM Resorts International chose the latter when it came to building its $925 million casino in Prince George’s County. MGM chose to forego the trappings of a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility in order to begin work as soon as possible, The Washington Post reported.
The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in August, but jobless rates rose in 24 states, including Maryland and Virginia.
The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.6 percent in August, from 5.3 percent in July. Last month’s unemployment rate in Virginia matched where it was a year ago.
Maryland’s unemployment rate last month was 6.4 percent, up from 6.1 percent in July, but still below the 6.6 percent unemployment rate in August 2013.
Hackers have tapped into a vulnerability on eBay to wage a cross-web site scripting attack and steal user information. The phishing scam exposes the underlying weakness in eBay’s web page.
Shopping on the net at eBay might put you at threat from hackers as revealed in a recent cyber attack.
Hackers waged a “cross-web page scripting attack” on e-retailer eBay’s site by exploiting an current weakness. The hackers were capable to redirect consumers to a phony page, which was created to steal login information.
... to hackers
A “not my job” mentality among contractors — combined with failure by the government to clearly define expectations — contributed to HealthCare.gov’s security lapses, which leaves the website vulnerable to hackers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services failed to include some of the hallmarks of effective security in certain systems of HealthCare.gov: Passwords were not of sufficient length or complexity; lack of restriction to the Internet meant unauthorized users could access data; and inconsistent application of security patches — or failure to apply them at all — increased the risk servers could be compromised through exploitation of known vulnerabilities.
Proposed increases in water withdrawals in Snake Valley and surrounding areas will likely result in declining groundwater levels and a decrease in natural discharge to springs, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study and simulation model.
Local water users and Utah resource managers have considered the effects of groundwater withdrawals on Snake Valley aquifers since the Southern Nevada Water Authority proposed developing unappropriated groundwater resources in Snake Valley and adjacent basins in eastern Nevada.
“Because of the magnitude of the proposed development project and the interconnected nature of groundwater basins in the region, there have been concerns that new pumping will disrupt Snake Valley’s groundwater supplies and threaten the wetlands and ranches that rely upon them,” said Melissa Masbruch, USGS scientist and lead author of the new report. “This study can help assess the effects of future groundwater withdrawals on groundwater resources in the Snake Valley area.”
The Washington region is rich with millionaires, ranking No. 4 in the nation for high net wealth individuals in 2013.
The annual Capgemini RBC Wealth management U.S. Wealth Report says 221,000 individuals in Washington, D.C. have investable assets of a million dollars or more, excluding real estate holdings. The number of Washington millionaires grew by 15.6 percent last year.
The net worth of Washington’s millionaires rose by 19.3 percent to a combined $886 billion in 2013, also in fourth place.
If you’re unhappy with your cell phone service - and really, who isn’t? - now might be a unique time to either renegotiate your contract or move to a new carrier.
Your window of opportunity may be short, however, as carriers have reached a crescendo in an escalating battle over prices and plans.
The mobile business started to change about a year and half ago, when T-Mobile first said it would ditch contracts and stop subsidizing phones.
A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey.
After traveling 442 million miles (711 million km) from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, probe faces a do-or-die burn of its six braking rockets beginning at 9:37 p.m. EDT.
If successful, the thruster burns will trim enough speed for MAVEN to be captured by Mars’ gravity and fall into a looping orbit.
Used-car prices are sliding, a boon to penny-pinchers, but troubling for new-car sales.
The auto industry sales recovery in recent years means millions of used cars, many coming off lease, are starting to flood the market. The result is a decline in used-car prices that zoomed sky-high after the recession. And the decline is leading to talk that new-car auto sales growth may be peaking.
“We’re going to see a tremendous increase in used-car supply over the next couple of years,” says Larry Dominique, an executive vice president of auto-pricing site TrueCar.
It is an unintended consequence for the states that have legalized pot: More children showing up in emergency rooms. But it’s not for smoking pot—it’s eating it.
“I don’t think people thought about what we are seeing in the emergency rooms,” says Dr. G. Sam Wang, a pediatric emergency physician and medical toxicologist at Children’s Hospital in Colorado.
Young children are “getting into marijuana products and coming in with various degrees of symptoms and illness,” he says.