make your own beats headphones Scranton vet pension bills clear Senate panel

beats headphones uk Scranton vet pension bills clear Senate panel

A Scranton Times Tribune All Access subscription gets you complete access to both our print and digital publications, delivered to your home, desktop and mobile devices 7 days a week

Subscribe to home delivery or digital

Manage your account 24 hours a day.

HARRISBURG The unanimous approval by a Senate committee Wednesday of a pension bill to help some Scranton city employees who are veterans is raising hopes among area lawmakers that a longstanding issue may soon be resolved.

The two measures approved by the Finance Committee would allow about 16 Scranton city employees who are veterans to be able to start immediately buying military service credits to apply to their retirement benefits.

The bills would remove an existing three year limit in which an employee must start employment with the city after being discharged from active military service in order to buy credits. If an individual is hired by Scranton more than three years after being discharged, they are currently unable to buy credits.

“We are hoping we can get this to the governor’s desk by December,” said Sen. John Blake, D 22, Archbald, the bill sponsor and ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee.

The House unanimously approved tandem bills on the subject sponsored by Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D 112, Dunmore, in June.

The objective now is to determine which of the two sets of bills has the best chance of getting through the legislative pipeline first, said Mr. Blake.

However, John J. Judge, president of IAFF Local 60, Scranton, said the finance panel should have approved both sets of bills in order to lessen the chances for a hang up that would delay passage.

The finding by the Pennsylvania Employee Retirement Commission that these bills would have no actuarial impact on Scranton’s pension fund has been key to getting support from lawmakers representing different regions for the bills, said Mr. Blake.

PERC is a state commission that analyzes bills for actuarial impact. The pension system members covered under the legislation would make a payment to the pension fund for the service credits. The bills would correct an inequity that makes Scranton the only municipality in the state subject to this time limit because of its unique status as the only Second Class A city, said Mr. Blake.

State law allows members of city, police and firefighters pension systems to purchase up to five years of nonintervening military service.
make your own beats headphones Scranton vet pension bills clear Senate panel

beats headphone amazon Scranton total tax bill going up

beats by dre purple headphones Scranton total tax bill going up

A Scranton Times Tribune All Access subscription gets you complete access to both our print and digital publications, delivered to your home, desktop and mobile devices 7 days a week

Subscribe to home delivery or digital

Manage your account 24 hours a day.

Scranton’s double digit hike in city property taxes next year will account for most of the $186 spike in a resident’s total property tax bill, a Times Tribune analysis of city, school and county tax rates adopted for 2015 found.

The $186 increase amounts to giving up for Christmas some “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones or an 16GB iPod Touch.

“You can’t look at it as $186, you’ve got to look at all the other” taxes a resident also pays, said Robert “Ozzie” Quinn, president of the Hill Neighborhood Association and the Scranton Lackawanna Taxpayers’ Association.

Foremost of those other taxes is Scranton’s earned income (wage) tax, which at 3.4 percent (comprised of the 2.4 percent city wage tax and 1 percent school district wage tax) will remain the same in 2015, but already has long been the highest in Lackawanna County and among the highest in Pennsylvania.

Scranton also plans to triple its Local Services Tax next year, from $52 a year to $156, on anyone who works in the city.

The cumulative effect of high wage taxes, recent hikes in city property taxes and the LST increase creates a worrisome situation for city officials and residents, agreed Mr. Quinn and Scranton City Councilman Wayne Evans, who is council finance chairman.

“I just firmly believe that this needed to be our last double digit tax property increase ever,” Mr. Evans said of the recently adopted 2015 budget’s 19 percent increase following this year’s 57 percent rise. “For years and years, what was hurting and causing an exodus was the wage tax. We don’t want the same to happen with property taxes.”

A city homeowner’s total property tax bill is made up of three parts: city taxes, the Scranton School District tax and Lackawanna County tax. School taxes also will increase next year, while county taxes will remain the same.

Scranton’s median total property tax bill will increase 8 percent next year.

Under the newspaper analysis, school and county taxes are based on median residential assessment of $9,500. The city has separate tax rates one for land and the other for improvements on that land. The city’s taxes for this analysis are based on a median residential assessment of $1,700 on land and $8,600 on improvements.

The total tax bill breakdown is as follows:

Scranton city taxes: $660 this year, increasing to $785 next year; for a 19 percent increase of $125.

Scranton School District tax: $1,086 this year, increasing to $1,146 next year, for a 6 percent rise of $60.

Lackawanna County tax: $545 this year, remaining the same next year.

Total: $2,291 this year increasing to $2,477 next year, for an 8 percent rise of just less than $186.

As Scranton School District was preparing in recent days to adopt its 2015 budget, school board President Cy Douaihy warned that the district could be broke within five years if it does not become more efficient and find new revenue sources. The Scranton school board on Monday approved borrowing $10 million and a 5.6 percent tax hike to balance the budget.

Meanwhile, Dunmore’s use of a windfall from Keystone Sanitary Landfill to cut Dunmore’s property tax and eliminate its trash fee next year will put Scranton at even more of a competitive tax disadvantage as it grapples with high debt and severely underfunded pensions.

“If you continue to raise taxes in Scranton, there’s no way from here to eternity you’ll pay off that (city) debt,” said Mr. Quinn, a lifelong city resident. “The school board, the way they’re going about it, will tax the people forever. I don’t mean to be negative, but it scares the hell out of me.”.
beats headphone amazon Scranton total tax bill going up

doctor beats headphones Scotsburn Club members discuss upcoming projects

wireless beat headphones Scotsburn Club members discuss upcoming projects

Elizabeth Heighton of the River John 4 H club spoke to the Scotsburn club about the 4 H Senior members club. This club is for 4 H members ages 14 to 21, and their first meeting was held on Nov. 29 at Northumberland Regional High School.

The Senior members club participates in many forms of community service inside and outside of the 4 H community. One of these things, among many, include decorating the 4 H float for the Westville parade of lights, which is happening this year today, Dec 3. and to dress for the weather, wear a Santa hat if possible and bring a blanket. Parents are asked to pick up their children after the parade at the Westville fire hall. There will be a free skate at the Westville rink right after the parade.

The next Scotsburn 4 H club general meeting will be held on Monday,
doctor beats headphones Scotsburn Club members discuss upcoming projects
Dec. 9. Members are asked to bring donations for Roots for Youth, items such as long lasting foods, hats, mittens, socks, toiletries, grocery store gift cards etc. As well,
doctor beats headphones Scotsburn Club members discuss upcoming projects
there will be a collection for patients of the transition floor of the Aberdeen Hospital of things such as soaps and other toiletries.

beats by dre headphones solo Science Unit 2 Waves

beat solo headphones Science Unit 2 Waves

E) Brain Pop WavesA) Draw a transverse wave that includes each of the following characteristics labeled: crest, trough, amplitude, and wavelength. Primary Resource: Internet. (5 points 1 point properly drawn wave, 1 point for each correct label)

B) Explain the four properties of light (transmission, absorption,
beats by dre headphones solo Science Unit 2 Waves
reflection, and refraction) by EITHER providing a drawing that is labeled with details of what is on the drawing and includes a one sentence description of what is happening OR a 3 sentence minimum explanation of each property. Primary Resource: Science book glossary, page 427, and page 692. (8 points 1 point for each definition, 1 point for each detailed drawing)

C) Draw an image of the electromagnetic spectrum that shows 1) at least five parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (you must include visible light as one of the five) and 2) one continuous set of wavelengths that goes the entire length of your image but shows the different frequencies of each section. Primary Resource: Science book page 337. (7 points 1 point for each labeled part of EM spectrum for up to 5 points, 1 point for EM spectrum drawn,
beats by dre headphones solo Science Unit 2 Waves
1 point for drawn continuous wavelength)

which beats headphones are the best Save the Children Voices from the Field

beats headphone by dre Save the Children Voices from the Field

Nearly two years ago, Oprah gave me an incredible gift to help the children in my home village blossom into educated and aspirational adults. Today, we are nearing a rebirth and renewal in this little pocket of Africa, and in the garden of my heart.

Mothers, father, teachers, brothers, sisters have all come together with Save the Children to feed the minds and cultivate growth in learning among the youngest seedlings. Extraordinary things can happen when you put the right tools in the hands of communities. They flourish. There is so much exciting news to share.

It begins with smiling and laughing preschoolers, pushing each other higher and higher on the swings. Two years ago, there were no playgrounds in these rural villages. Through the education project, communities are learning how to build safe playgrounds with local materials provided by the villagers themselves. Two playgrounds have already been constructed.

Play is good for children. It helps them grow and learn important skills, and it is fun. It is wonderful to see the joy on the children’s faces in these photos. Their smiles are contagious.
which beats headphones are the best Save the Children Voices from the Field

dr dre beat studio headphones Saskatoon native retires after 101 caps

beats studio over-ear headphone Saskatoon native retires after 101 caps

TORONTO Midfielder Kaylyn Kyle, who won 101 caps for Canada and a bronze medal at the London Olympics, has retired from international soccer.

The 28 year old from Saskatoon made the announcement via social media, calling it a bittersweet day.

have been able to represent Canada over 100 times at the highest level, she said. in two under 20 World Cups, two Women World Cups, an Olympic Games, Pan American Games and many more tournaments along the way.

you for the incredible ride! last played for Canada on home soil at the 2015 World Cup, winning her 100th cap coming off the bench against Switzerland before appearing as a substitute in the quarter final loss to England. She was a non travelling alternate for the Canadian team that won bronze at last summer Rio Olympics.

don think I done playing for Canada at all. I think I still have a few more years left in me, she said prior to Rio. just keep working hard here and keep performing with my club so I can get called back in. Kyle was released by the Orlando Pride of the NWSL prior to this season after she was not one of the Canadians allocated to the league meaning subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association.

dr dre beat studio headphones Saskatoon native retires after 101 caps
who was 19 when she made her debut for Canada in January 2008, played in a career high 62 consecutive Canada matches in 2011 to 2014.

In London, the energetic midfielder started two games and came off the bench for four more in Canada bronze medal run at the 2012 Games.

An entrepreneur off the field, Kyle has worked with headphone manufacturer Beats by Dre, Under Armour and Golazo, an organic drink company based in Seattle. She also runs soccer camps.

Kyle father, Doug, played hockey, scoring 55 goals and adding 58 assists for a 1983 84 Saskatoon Blades team that included Wendel Clark and Joey Kocur. He signed with the Edmonton Oilers but, unable to crack a championship roster, spent three seasons in the International Hockey League.
dr dre beat studio headphones Saskatoon native retires after 101 caps

beats by dre headphones red Santa Rosa’s Perry Johnson hires business

beat headphones amazon Santa Rosa’s Perry Johnson hires business

Chad O. Dorr has joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller Moskowitz’s business law, real estate transactions and estate planning practices. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He served in the Navy for 21 years as a commissioned naval officer and combat helicopter pilot.

Florian is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. She has a Master of Science degree in accounting and nine years of experience working as a CPA.

Matthew Taylor has been hired as the senior wealth adviser at Montgomery Taylor Company, a CPA and wealth management firm in Santa Rosa.

Taylor graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance. The company stated that he has been working in the wealth management industry for more than 17 years.

Angela Allgair has joined RE/Max Gold in the Vacaville office as part of the Michelle Panizza Team. Allgair specializes in residential real estate and has a business focus of first time buyers.

Stefanie F. Smith currently serves as the program director of the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at the California School for Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Additionally, she has served as a research and evaluation consultant as well as a trauma informed care consultant at Huckleberry Youth Programs in San Francisco.

She also has also served as an HSA Assistant Clinical Faculty member at the University of California San Francisco in the Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC). Before that,
beats by dre headphones red Santa Rosa's Perry Johnson hires business
Dr. Smith worked at the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts as a clinician, trauma focused assessor, and research coordinator.

Dheepa Johnston has joined the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa as the director of development. Johnston comes to Santa Rosa from South Carolina where she started her career in medical sales. She holds an MBA with a concentration in health care management and is a member of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 34 through the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber. She is involved with the Sonoma County Alliance, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber, Young Professionals Network, Sonoma County Professional Women and a former member of the Junior League of Napa Sonoma.

Jenny Juhl has joined Career Technical Education Foundation Sonoma County as the development and marketing manager.

Juhl has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Sonoma State University. She has been working in Sonoma County nonprofit organizations since 2002,
beats by dre headphones red Santa Rosa's Perry Johnson hires business
most recently as the director of development for the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Juhl currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Wine Country Chapter.

how much are the beats by dre headphones Samsung Galaxy S II headphones Samsung Galaxy S II

A sneak peek into the latest happenings in the world of gadgets, gaming and technology.

Just like it promised, Samsung has unveiled the official successor to the Galaxy S the Galaxy S II (I9100) in a pre MWC announcement. It also unveiled the Galaxy Tab II, of which we have more coverage later on in this article, on the next page.

Featuring a new type of display technology Super AMOLED Plus the Galaxy S II has a 4.3 inch Gorilla Glass covered screen (800×480)that Samsung assures the world is much better than the IPS panel (or Retina Display) of the iPhone 4. The phone’s screen bezel is also extremely thin when compared to the massive display.

Also new, is the use of a dual core CPU as the brains for the unit. Samsung has not officially mentioned what this processor is, but it is apparently not the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC, instead, it is one of Samsung’s self developed Orion SoC processors, which recently received the Exynos branding. According to reports, it is probably the Exynos 4210 dual core SoC that was just previewed a short while ago. It also has a solid 1GB of RAM onboard.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is also making headlines as the thinnest smartphone in the world, measuring in at 8.49 mm in width (we assume this is at its thinnest point). This makes it even thinner than the previous slim champs the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, and the LG Optimus Black. The ultra slim quotient shoots through the roof, when one looks at the measly weight of the phone 116 grams.

The Galaxy S II, just as expected, runs on Gingerbread, and touts a new and improved UI customization TouchWiz 4.0. The new interface will also have four new hubs, called Reader, Game, Music, and Social, for specialized UI interactions. There’s also a 3 axis gyroscope onboard, for enhanced gaming interactivity. An NFC (Near Field Communication) chipset will also be available in some models. Also to be noted, is the 21Mbps HSPDA connectivity mentioned.

Samsung has also put in some new security features, trying to attract enterprise users to their fold. Features include remote lock, remote wipe, remote app shutdown, and remote locator. Before you take a look at the specifications below, know that the Galaxy S II has an 8MP camera that’s capable of 1080p video recording, and, also sports a 2MP front facing camera for video calling.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is only scheduled to release in parts of Europe and Asia by the end of this month, and global availability should follow soon after. Apart from the specifications, do also check the new hubs, and other software features.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo and Pro (above) are identical handsets, with the only difference being that the Xperia Pro has a horizontal sliding QWERTY keyboard, is 0.5 mm thicker, weighs 14 grams more, and comes packing a document editor onboard.

In a sense, the Xperia Neo and Pro are quite similar to the Xperia Arc, featuring the same Mobile Bravia Engine for optimal viewing pleasure (and presumably the same Reality Display), the same 8MP Exmor R camera, and the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor with Adreno 205 GPU.

The differences between the Arc and Neo and Pro lie mainly in screen size, with the two newly introduced models featuring a 3.7 inch screen, compared to the Arc’s 4.2 inch screen, though they all share a FWVGA resolution (480×854 pixels). From what we’ve seen of the specifications, it also looks like the Neo and Pro will have a little less user available RAM than the Arc’s 512MB, the same 380MB as the Xperia Play. and Europe by March, with global availability presumably soon after that. Check out the specifications of the Xperia Neo below, with some of the above mentioned differences between it and the Xperia Pro highlighted:

Apart from announcing the not so imminent mobilization of its iPad killer the HP TouchPad the computer giant also revealed two new smartphones, the HP Pre 3 (left), and the HP Veer (right). Both run webOS 2.2, a newer version of Palm’s mobile operating system co developed by HP when it bought the company in mid 2010. A half year after the takeover, HP had released the Palm Pre 2 a webOS 2.0 smartphone. Now, three months later, HP has finally dropped the vestigial Palm name in its mobile offerings.

HP Pre 3

The Pre 3 has a nearly identical design and form factor as the earlier two Palm Pre phones, and has a 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen with 24 bit colour and a 480×800 resolution. It boasts of a 1.4GHz processor from Qualcomm, has 512MB of RAM, and runs on webOS 2.2 (seems like the webOS version naming might follow the Android convention, separating tablets and phones).

It also has a 5MP camera with LED flash capable of 720p HD recording, and a forward facing camera for video calling. Called a world phone, it will support both GSM based HSPA+ and CDMA based EVDO Rev A connectivity. It also has Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.

HP Veer

HP went ahead and squished the Palm Pre 2’s design, and made the diminutive HP Veer. Featuring a smaller 2.6 inch touchscreen (320×400 resolution) and a small “full sized” QWERTY keyboard. The Veer has an 800MHz processor (Snapdragon 7230), and 512MB RAM. It supports HSDPA+, as well as Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity.

It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, as well as an accelerometer and light sensor. While no pricing details have been revealed, the phone will apparently be released this “spring”, ahead of the Pre 3.

While we did have an inkling of this in advance, we are still a bit awed by the news that Olive Telecom has announced the launch of an Android Gingerbread phone in India, one that apparently is just 9.9 mm thick, and sports HSPA+ (14.4 Mbps) connectivity the OliveSmart V S300. Olive is calling the device the first HSPA+ smartphone in the country, though we’re more excited about it featuring the latest Android phone specific operating system one that was just introduced with the platform lead device, the Google Nexus S.

On paper the OliveSmart is certainly well endowed, with the “ultra slim” bodied phone boasting of a 4.1 inch capacitive multi touch screen with a 800×480 pixel resolution, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor along with the Adreno 205 graphics engine, 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM, a 5MP rear camera (with flash and auto focus) and front facing VGA camera for video calling, along with a 1400 mAh battery.

Other features include a dual microphone arrangement for active “Fluence” noise cancellation, 720p HD video recording and playback, 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI D port, Wi Fi and Bluetooth v2.1 connectivity along with DLNA, as well as GPS/accelerometer/ambient light/digital compass sensors, and 2GB onboard storage along with microSD expandability up to 32GB. Add on features include Live TV (Zenga), document editor, push email and an e book reader.
how much are the beats by dre headphones Samsung Galaxy S II

all white beats by dre headphones Sample Issue

beats headphones by doctor dray Sample Issue

In this issue: November Almanac; Tree Spirits ; The Fixed Stars

The purpose of this almanac is to list the most important astrological events each month to help you plan your life in harmony with cosmic currents. You can easily select the best times each month to advance, hold back, confront, avoid, accept, refuse, yield or stand your ground, in order to enhance your chances of success.

Mutual transits are points of inflection, or moments when things could go one way or the other. Often on these days something is discovered, some truth revealed, or a new door opens to us. There are are days with favorable times to begin new ventures, to approach others for favors, to initiate healing, to pray or cast spells, to energize amulets and crystals, and so forth. Conversly, in the case of inharmonious aspects, avoidance of these activities is recommended.

What we are trying to do is to tune into the ambient rhythms of the cosmos. We tend to be alienated from the universal harmonies because of our stressful life styles: we feel disconnected, isolated, powerless, adrift and alone in an uncaring universe. We have lost our sense of being part of an eternal, ongoing process.

Astrology can help us to regain our sense of connection to the universe and to the earth by teaching us how to look at our daily lives as a series of lessons. Astrology teaches detachment: we learn that by paying attention to and adapting to the cosmic rhythms, we can come to a deeper sense of connection to the universe and a greater sense of meaning and purpose in our personal lives.

The table below includes transiting conjunctions and oppositions of the planets other than moon; Stationary Retrograde and Stationary Direct positions; and the Greatest Western and Greatest Eastern Elongation positions of Mercury and Venus. If the zodiacal degree of the transit conjoins or opposes a planet in your own natal horoscope within two degrees orb, then be alert to what happens this day (and the day before and after). This is a time when the universe sends you important new information. The nature of the event is symbolized by the transiting planet(s); the nature of your response is symbolized by the natal planet(s) at or opposed to the longitude of the transit. For example,
all white beats by dre headphones Sample Issue
Uranus’ change of station on November 19th falls opposite George W. Bush’s natal Mars in 9 VI18, which might bring a SURPRISING event to the president which enables his ADVANCEMENT.

To launch projects, make prayers, or cast spells, one should use the times in this table in conjunction with the Planetary Hours. Look for a relevant Planetary Hour within 24 hours before the exact time given in the table below. This table is in Eastern Time: in the Central time zone subtract an hour; in the Mountain zone subtract two hours; in the Pacific zone subtract 3 hours; from the times listed here.

To make a prayer or cast a spell: at the chosen time clear your mind, light a candle and make a fervent, heartfelt wish imagine the scene of your wish coming true as though it were happening right now, all around you. Let yourself feel the feelings you actually would feel if your wish were to come true. Then watch closely to see how the candle burns: if it’s difficult to light it, then it will be difficult for your wish to come true. If the flame burns steadily and bright, the wish will come true. If the flame smokes or is feeble, or the candle falls over, forget it.

For example, Venus conjoins Jupiter on November 15th at 3:36 pm, so the day or two before this time are excellent for love and money matters, also for joining with other people generally. It is also a good time to make prayers or cast spells to bring you love or money (use Venus planetary hours and pink candles for love; or Jupiter planetary hours and green candles for money), ideally when Venus Jupiter cross an angle at your locality. At this moment light a pink candle and imagine that you are right there in front of your beloved; or if you don’t have a beloved, that you are facing a handsome or beautiful stranger. Look him or her directly in the eyes; take his or her hands in yours; then embrace and kiss as if it were really happening right now, and feel yourself filled with joy and happiness! Then with a sigh, squeeze their hands, wish them well, and let them go.
all white beats by dre headphones Sample Issue